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Jenkinson & Co.
Real Estate, Insurance and
Financial Agents
-Telephone 3415 1219 Langley St.
The Week
A British -Solambia Newspaper and Review*
PMbllshtd at Victoria. B. e.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
/ol. 10.   No
Tenth Yeab
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
'^REPRESENTATION —Victorians are justly angry at the misrepresentation to which our har-
r is subjected in the Blue Book recently
ed by the Department of Marine and
teries. That many of the statements
ein contained constitute misrepresenta-
is not open to debate, and one cannot
but share the regret expressed by the
I mist that "it is certainly very discour-
g after all that has been said about the
ptional advantages of Victoria harbour,
all the effort put forward in an official
rnment publication." The week is very
from subscribing to some of the state-
[s made by the Colonist in controverting
[eport of the Blue Book, but it has no
ation in confirming its general inaccur-
The blame for the misleading report
| rest on the Department, and the Min-
although   personally   innocent   must
Ider it. But perhaps on this, as on
other matters connected with Victoria,
e plain speaking will do no harm and
Week ventures respectfully to suggest
the blame must also be shared by the
c bodies of the City, notably the Board
rade, which while in many respects an
rable, is admittedly a fossilized institu-
It has a few active and enterprising
Ibers but in the main it is opposed to
ity or energy, and works off what little
ty it has in voluminous reports and
resolutions.    If  instead   of   filling
|nns upon columns of the daily press
general  statements on  what  Provi-
has done for Victoria, and what gov-
Ients ought to do, contributed by gen-
:n who by the widest stretch of the
ination, could not be regarded as hav-
nodding acquaintance with the sub-
the Board of Trade had secured an
Irt report from a competent aithority
world might have known something
ite and detailed about the advantage of
ma. as a shipping port.   But nothing
Ihe kind has been done either by the
•d of Trade or the Development League,
equently an erroneous and entirely mis-
ng report goes out and will probably
lid before the Philadelphia Convention,
is a pretty comment on tlie important
Ition of Victoria to the Panama Canal,
(reply has been offered or can be made
lie statement of The Week that Mr. H.
I'atterson, the prominent grain merchant
Winnipeg, who was so feted by the
rd of Trade when here and upon whose
.ments the Board built such a fairy
le, ignored Victoria when he returned
/innipeg and told the grain growers
Vancouver would be the grain ship-
; port of the coast.  The Board of Trade
Imade no comment on the practical sug-
ion of Mr. R. T. Eliott that if Vic-
ins had any faith in the future of their
they should "get busy" and build their
elevator. Neither has the Board of
le or any other public body undertaken
Ieply to the sensational statements of
E. J. Chamberlin, President of the G.
., that the opening of the Panama Canal
little or no interest for British Colum-
that his Company was not going to
extra provision for shipping on that
I tint, and that there was an inherent im-
ibility in the shipment of prairie grain
rhe Pacific Coast in eonsequence of
atic conditions. Such statements from
an authority are likely to do far more
than an erroneous Blue Book and
Ild be dealt with promptly, as they can.
esolutions, interviews and newspaper
would build elevators, bridges  and
then indeed would Victoria be the
|test shipping port in the world. • But
if this method of boosting has to be
(wed, it should at least be supplemented
little intelligent work such as has been
by Vancouver; work whicii can only
tone through the medium of competent
rts who do not claim to know a great
deal about everything under the sun, but
who have proved that they know something
about a subject in which they have
SUBDIVISIONS—The questions of
Subdivisions is greatly agitating the
public mind just now. Toronto "Saturday Night," which is sometimes right, has
sent out a special Commissioner, Mr. Norman Harris, to see if it is possible to check
the steady flow of dollars from Toronto to
the West. Mr. Harris has discovered several things, which anyone living in the West
could have told him long ago. One is that
many subdivisions which have been sold in
the East lie far beyond the limits of the
city of which they are supposed to be a
part. Another is that the plans and blueprints illustrating subdivisions are not always drawn to scale or shewn in an exact
relation to "things as they are." Another
is that after a subdivision is sold out it
sometimes happens that the promoters pull
up their stakes, move to "fresh fields and
pastures new" and are heard of no more.
Finally Mr. Harris has discovered that even
to erect a modest cottage on every subdivision lot sold would necessitate an increase
in the population of Canada far beyond
anything that has been estimated say for a
thousand years to come. He illustrates the
latter point by showing that Calgary would
have a population of three millions, if all
its subdivision lots were occupied. It seems
to The Week that all Mr. Harris' contentions might fairly be conceded and even
then one would have to ask what is the inference. Mr. Harris comes from a very
poor place for him to dogmatise on the subject of Real Estate booms, but let that pass.
The fact of the matter is that so much
money is being spent in subdivision lots because Canada is so prosperous and people
have such a surplus that they have got to
"blow 'it in" on something, and subdivision
lots are just a little more respectable and
substantial as a medium for gambling than
the "ponies." If Mr. Harris doubts this,
let him ask some of his Toronto investors
in real estate, and he will find that in nine
cases out of ten they have thrown their
money into it without making more than a
most superficial inquiry and with the
"arriere pensee," that after all land is land
and cannot run away. The view of The
Week is that land speculation is like every
other kind of speculation, a gambling
medium. It differs only in degree, and in
that while every other form of security
might burn up or drown, or get lost, land
will "stay" there, and as the payments are
nominal and spread over a long period, nine
hundred and ninety-nine buyers out of
every thousand, are simply speculating for
a rise before the second payment becomes
due. Finally: After he has carefully pondered these facts, Mr. Harris should bear
in mind that every man and woman is a
gambler, that they will gamble in something; it is the safety valve of monotonous
business ancl it is difficult to see how they
could shift their speculation with advantage when one ponders the history of
Western Canada for the last decade, and
finds that every anticipation, however glowing, has been exceeded by realization.
ist may be right, and it points out that there
is one very good reason why all immigrants
should be loyal and contented in Canada,
and that is because of the excellence of our
institutions and the protection afforded by
our laws. But while this condition makes
for loyalty it is a long way from satisfying
the aspirations of the British people, and
furthermore, is not absolutely conclusive as
to the future line of action which might be
adopted by American immigrants under
special circumstances. For instance, while
no one pays very much attention to the va-
pourings of Bourassa it is impossible to
ignore the very determined stand which he
takes on some questions, and nothing is
more disquieting than the deliberate and judicial manner in which, according to a despatch in yesterday's papers, he has recently
discussed the possibility of Quebec living
under American institutions. To deny its
possibility is not to annihilate the frame of
mind in which it is discussed by an eminent French Canadian. All this is supposed
to be because the Canadian Government is
developing a naval policy which will impose
some financial burdens on the Dominion.
It is easy to conceive of similar action on
the part of a leader who would speak for
tens of thousands and later on, for hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of
American settlers in the prairie provinces.
The situation would become more acute
there than in Quebec because the issue
' would involve trade and economic conditions.. Recent events at the federal and provincial elections in Saskatchewan are not
cal ulated to allay anxiety on this score.
tM' testimony of all observant men who
travel through the Northwest is that British
institutions and British ideals are not recognized and the British flag is practically unknown. Mr. Evelyn Wrench gave several
striking ^illustrations of'this in his recent
address to the Over-Seas Club and no doubt
sounded the right note when he said that
the duty of the Club is to see that the
children are well grounded and thoroughly
trained in the principles and ideals for
which British Government throughout the
world stands. This is not so much to impeach the loyalty of the Northwest settlers
as to urge that the only effective means of
preventing the unconscious Americanization
of the largest section of the Dominion is to
secure the children.
little discussion has taken place on the
result of the recent election in Saskatchewan, the Globe says "the seriousness
of the election lies in the fact that Mr.
Scott owes his overwhelming victory to the
votes of naturalized Americans" ancl raises
the question as to "whether these new Canadians are heart and soul Continentalists."
The Colonist takes up the cudgels and repudiates the suggestion that these immigrants ancl their children are, or will be,
disloyal to Canada and the Empire. Indeed
it thinks that such a suggestion is "a perfectly gratuitous assumption."   The Colon-
NAVAL DEFENCE—There has been
no marked progress in Mr. Borden's mission during the present
week and matters would appear still to be
in the preliminary stage. They are proceeding in an eminently methodical manner,
and it is difficult to realise amid so much
orderly, deliberate procedure that an Imperial crisis is being faced and an Imperial
problem solved. The man who thinks that
it is an easy problem has not mastered the
rudiments of the question, indeed it is beset with difficulties at every turn. The
momentous decision whicii has to be reached
must reconcile British interests with the
rights ancl privileges of a series of self-
governing States which while within the
Empire, retain and exercise the powers
which hace accrued to them in the development of that marvellous entity known as
the British Constitution. Canada has been
slower to respond to the needs of the Empire than other sections, not so much because the Dominion is weaker in loyal sentiment as because it is less homogeneous
ancl more apt to be swayed by the political
impulses of the moment. No one believes
that Mr. Bourassa speaks for any large section of the country, yet he voices a sentiment which has been all too effectual in
chaining the hands of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
and paralysing those of Mr. Borden. In
spite of these drawbacks, there is no doubt
that in the end, a means will be found of
enabling Canada to assume her share of the
burden of Imperial Naval Defence, and that
without alienating or antagonising any considerable section of her people. When it is
remembered that Australia has increased
the Imperial Forces by raising a force of
14,844 men to man her own fleet, in addition to providing that fleet; and when one
remembers that New Zealand has furnished
a battle cruiser and placed it at the entire
disposal of the Admiralty without imposing any condition, it is impossible not to
regret the tardy policy of the Dominion of
Canada, with far greater resources, and if
the truth were only recognized, far greater
needs. What is wanted is a definite and
concerted scheme of Imperial defence in
which all portions of the Empire will willingly take part, and by which we shall be
able to maintain our dominant position on
the high seas. In this way only is it possible to safeguard the integrity of our
mighty but widely scattered Empire.
FARM LANDS—Mr. W. E. Scott,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture, has
written a letter on the subject of
"Farm Lands." This letter has been published in the Daily Press, although it bears
internal evidence that it was not written
for publication. If it had been it is certain that a man so careful and so well
versed as Mr. Scott would not have allowed
a statement to go forth with his name attached, whicii is calculated to convey a
wrong impression. The question under discussion was more particularly the price of
Farm Lands. It had been argued that
prices, especially in the Saanich Peninsula,
had reached such a figure that it was out
of the question to pay the price and make
the land yield a profit. Mr. Scott does not
touch this point but says that as much as
a thousand dollars an acre has been paid
for land near Enderby and the land subsequently farmed to a profit. He does not
discuss the conditions at Enderby, nor does
he say, although he leaves it to be inferred
that the conditions of the Saanich Peninsula should admit of the same result. With
his local knowledge Mr. Scott could and
perhaps should, for the benefit of the public
ancl of intending settlers have explained
how it is possible to pay $1,000 dollars an
acre for land here and make it pay under
existing conditions. The Week knows
enough to suggest that there are three conditions evistent at Enderby which are absent
here. Comparatively cheap labour, rich soil
ancl more water for irrigation. There is
also a well organised co-operative market
exchange for distribution. Turning to the
Saanich Peninsula the best authorities agree
that the land has risen to a figure which is
prohibitive except for fruit-growing, and
fruit-growing is surely not the most important feature but an adjunct of farming.
The view of most people who have studied
the question is that the whole of the Saanich
Peninsula will be given up to residential
property of small acreage, where thc matter
of price cuts no figure, and that the day
has gone by when farming will be prosecuted as a commercial undertaking. It is
certain that this is the case unless, which is
not likely, the land values recede at least
fifty per cent.
Editor of the Colonist says he has
"a tired feeling," and it is caused
by "the prating, now being indulged about
Canadian Loyalty." Unless The Week is
greatly mistaken the Colonist has printed
more editorial on the subject of Canadian
Loyalty than any other paper in the Dominion. Among the many things for which the
Editor of The Week has always been thankful, one is that his ancestors never wrote
after their names the magic letters U. E. L,
the other is that he has always owed allegiance to the Union Jack.
Continued on Page 14 ,..,*,    , THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
The annual influx of American tourists has begun. They make the day
joyous and the night occasionally
hideous. I have no objection to either
indulgence, so long as it does not interfere with the "beauty sleep" of my
fellows. I suppose there is a certain
exhilaration in rushing through the
night air at a speed varying from
forty to seventy miles an hour, although 1 have never been so fortunate
as to enjoy the experience. I suppose, also that much of the exhilaration depends upou what has gone before, and there again I might have a
difficulty in qualifying, but there is
just one feature of the case which
puzzles me, and that is why so much
noise is necessary. I can understand
that jubilation calls for audible expression but hardly for the noises of
pandemonium, and yet these seem to
be the only form of indulgence which
satisfies the joy-rider. I would be
the last to curtail anyone's innocent
amusement, but I believe in the old
adage, "Live and let Live," and if
sleepy citizens are willing to tolerate
devil-wagons during the night season
I think they have a right to expect
that even if the devil is "a roaring
lion" he will occasionally "roar like
a suckling dove" and not like a steam
siren. The question of speed I leave
to the Police with the single suggestion, alas oft repeated, that any night,
or rather any morning, before three
or four o'clock some half-dozen
housebreakers, I beg pardon, sleep-
breakers chase each other from Beacon Hill Park, North along Vancouver Street to Yates Street, at a speed
which nowadays could only be emulated by an aeroplane.
*   *   *
I think that nothing could be more
gratifying than the very excellent
showing made by the six hundred odd
cadets and non-cadets, who camped at
Macaulay Plains this week. In my
opinion, this is beginning at the right
end, and the zest with which the boys
enter into their military exercises ancl
mimic warfare is the best evidence
that Nature intended man, even in embryo, to be a fighting animal. I have
always declaimed the lack of discipline observable among the boys of
Canada, and the United States. I
think this is rightly attributable to
parental indifference and pedagogic
incompetence. I believe the remedy
lies with the drill sergeant, and I venture to think that when any doting
parents see the difference in their
boys after they have submitted to the
discipline of military drill and camp
life they will realize its value. I noticed the boys when they were marching back through town on Wednesday, and was struck by two thoughts,
first, that there was excellent material
among them, and secondly, that many
of them badly needed the physical
exercise and training of the camp.
There were more than a few narrow
chests and rounded shoulders and if
military drill did nothing else than
straighten these out, it would be well
worth while. If happily the boys
should never be required for military
service, camp life would make them
better physically and would have a
splendid disciplinary effect in levelling
;all distinctions and spreading the true
spirit of "camaraderie." It would be
unfair to conclude this paragraph
without a tribute to the officers whose
self-denying labours and devotion, in
this great work are beyond all praise.
*   *   *
On Wednesday a lady and her little
daughter, new comers to this city,
strolled through Beacon Hill Park
and were delighted with the scenery
and surroundings. They emerged
citywards by way of pouglas, Belleville and the Causeway; before reaching the latter thc little girl became
sick and her mother noticed a foetid
odour, which acted very unpleasantly
on herself; they tried to get away
from it, but whichever way they
turned it followed them. Hurrying
across the Causeway they found it
getting worse and worse, and looking
over the parapet thc lady realised that
it was caused by the exposure of
filthy mud, covered with scum and
garbage which prevails in the inner
harbour, at low tide. This is an old
topic of mine, as readers of this
column well know. After three years
hard work I finally managed to get
rid of the soapsuds. I wonder how
long it will be before "the harbour
master sees his way to deal with the
offence committed every day of
throwing garbage from vessels into
the waters of the harbour. This is
accountable for the scum and filth
which has never been so pestilent as
during the present season. I understand that in this, as in many other
matters, where the enforcement of the
law comes into question, there is a
clash of authority and a consequent
uncertainty—but there is no uncertainty* about the stink and its effect
on children—mothers do not count.
* *   *
It is a matter of no little gratification to me to see that* the pavement
on Yates Street, west of the Library,
has been repaired. Having achieved
such a measure of success, I beg to
point out to the City Engineer, or
to the B. C. E. R. officials, for I do
not know which is the responsible
party, that there is a broken strip on
the ground-rail at the corner of
Yates and Douglas Streets. My attention was directed to it by the
stumbling of a horse at that junction.
Naturally a rail will not last forever,
but I fail to see why it is that I am
the one who always has to point out
these little perils which ought to be
obvious enough to the men whose
business it is to remove them.
* *   *
I have made a discovery and one
whicii will occasion surprise in certain
quarters. I understand that the
Water Commissioner is dealing with
the subject and no doubt it will be
rectified in the near future but meanwhile it is creating considerable inconvenience and not a little amusement. I made the discovery in this
wise: on Tuesday night—surely the
hottest on record—towards 2 a.m. I
woke with a parching thirst, clam
bered out of my couch and rushed to
the bathroom for a drink of water,
To my amazement, there was "nothing doing," cold water tap dry, hot
water tap dry, Lounger drier than a
lime kiln, and I mentally parodied,
Coleridge, "Water, water everywhere
and not a drop to drink." "Well,"
you may say, "that is not much of a
discovery." No: but wait for the
sequel. Enquiring next day at the
City Hall why, with Smith's Hill Reservoir repaired and watertight, I
could not cool my parched tongue,
at least with one of those drops,
which a few months ago would have
been lost by percolation, I was informed that now the reservoir was
watertight and the depth of water increased the pressure had also increased so that the pipes would not
stand it, without an all night rest.
If the pressure is kept on all night
they burst, but if they rest from io
p.m. till 6 a.m. they can stand it.
This is "a new one on me," and I
venture to think that its most phenomenal aspect is its absolute novelty.
*   *   *
This is not the first time that I have
spoken about dogs. My previous remarks do not appear to have had
much weight. I have complained,
time and again, about the noise which
dogs in Victoria havc made. I was
then living in the Fairfield Estate. I
am now living on the Dallas Road.
Dogs, also, are living there. Why is
it that the dog- catcher, who is so
busy round Foul Bay, neglects his
duty round my neighborhood?   I, the
Lounger, am kept awake night after
night, and morning after morning, by
the howling of dogs, who live three
doors from my habitation.    Why, 0
"William, my son, I am glad to hear from
your schoolmaster that you are progressing
with your studies. Now, tel! me what is the
Latin for—well, let me  see, for wife."
"Mulier, father."
"Oh, mulier, is it? Well, I never had your
advantages, but I should say you were about
right, for your dear mother gets mule-ier
every day."
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Proincess Louisa Inlet, New Westminster
District, formerly covered by Timber License
30564, which has lapsed, is cancelled; and
that such lands will be thrown open to preemption, under the provisions of the Land
Act, at midnight on Tuesday, October 15th,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
16 July, 1912.
july 20
oct. 19
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1007, over a parcel of land situated
on Texada Island, formerly covered by Timber License 22841.;.. which has lapsed, is cancelled; and the said lands will be thrown open
to pre-emption under the provisions of the
Land Act, at midnight on Tuesday, October
15th, 1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Vfctoria, B. C,
16 July, 1912.
july 20 oct. 19
Old Age is Welcomed
In but few guises, yet in the case of whisky it is
most to be desired.
King William IV.
V. O. P.
(Very    Oldest   Procurable)
Is a representative of the class that stands preeminent for a high standard of excellence, which
can only be attained by complete maturity of the
very highest quality of spirit.
In name and in quality, its smooth, delicate flavor
and elegance of bouquet make an irresistible appeal
to the connoisseur, and renders it invaluable for
family and medical use.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
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Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agen|
Conveyancer and Notary Public
Established 1858
Commercial  Union Assurance  Co.,  Ltd.
of London, England
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Imperial Underwriters' Corporation
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of Bradford, England.
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Victoria, B. C|
The Triumphal
Of Gordon's Sale has been a happy event for many women; for all,
indeed, who have availed themselves of our offers. Come in today and
see  the  many  special   "Week  End"   Bargains   in   every   Section.
A Few Value Samples
Here you have the widest range of
White Underwear to choose from
that has ever been seen in Victoria.
The stock is so large, indeed, that
we are forced to adopt drastic
measures to reduce it. Duiing the
remaining days of the sale we have
decided to take io per cent, off the
Sale Prices, which are already so
ridiculously low. This means that
from the garments at only a few
cents to those at. several dollars
you are offered in every case such
value as has surely never before
been offered in any sale of White-
wear. Show that you appreciate
our generosity by coming in today.
"Needlecraft," a practical guide on
needlework of all descriptions.
This   month   it's   Crochet,    15c.
In this section there are very many
beautiful materials being offered at
tempting Sale Prices. Dainty Muslins and charming Suitings are
priced away below usual figures.
The two items below are indicative
of the value being given:
"Robe Celeste" h one of the most
charming dress Voiles we have
seen. The designs, too, are quite
unique. Gold and black coin spot
designs and black floral designs,
44 in. wide. Regular 90c per
yard, for  65c
Bordered Voile, one of of the sale
plums. Plain grounds with colored borders, 28 in. wide. Regular soc per yard, now; 35c
Don't forget the many very special
offers in the SHOE
739 Yates St.
Phone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
The Victoria Theatre
seldom    that    the    Victoria
management   has   presented
success   as   "Nell Gwynne."
ferna Felton excelled herself in
rt cast for her, while Mr. Irv-
:nnedy left nothing to be de-
s Charles II.   Mr. G. D. Zucco,
is so favourably impressed the
of the Victoria Theatre, lriain-
his  reputation  in  the role of
efferies.    Mrs. T. R. Allen, a*
was,   as   usual,   inimitable,
iwynne" was one of the best
that  the  Allen  Players  have
ed  on  the  Victoria  stage.
Empress Theatre
(management  of the  Empress
is to be congratulated on this
show.     "The   Happy   Jack
&    Company"    deserve all
|f praise. They are original,
lat is a great thing in Victoria
lie.    They create a laugh all
|e, and laughter is what we
[r. Valentine Vox, Jr., is not
as his father. Miss Frankie
delightful.   Seldom have pa-
|f Victoria vaudeville been so
as they have been with her
If DArcy and Williams I can
^y that they are superb. Mr.
is a pianist beyond all praise.
>w opens with Les Leonardes,
a "stunt" in midair, and they
fque.    It  is  safe  to  say that
;ek's show at the Empress is
Crystal Theatre
Rice is certainly fortunate in
:ction of performers.   It is a
he since Victoria has seen such
Jerful show for 10 cents.    The
B this week fully warranted the
|rowd which thronged the Cry-
leatre.   Amateur night was a
lon.   lt is surprising to see the
|ed quality of the amateur pro-
The Crystal is indeed for-
Jin procuring such a high stan-
|f amateur entertainment.
Romano Theatre
Quagliotti has certainly
td a big success this week.
iHoly City" brought tears to
~pyes, other than mine. He also
jed to present comedy, which
|it laughter to other lips than
!'Romano"     is     certainly     a
Majestic Theatre
he many splendid features pro-
by the management of this
during the week, "The Fight-
ervishes" stands out perhaps
prominently. The scene being
raphed in ancl around Egypt,
ie costumes being in keeping
ie surroundings, made this most
Princess Theatre
Elmo," the past week has
splendid satisfaction to very
louses. It was well staged, the
1 Scene in the last act being es-
Y fine. Miss Mildred Page,
ick Lonsdale, Mr. Byron Al-
■liss Hallie Mitchell and Mr.
d Foster gave realistic, true
tions of their parts, and the
der of the cast were most sat-
zona" will be the bill for the
; week and ought to be a
i  success,  as  it  is  considered
the finest pieces on the dra-
stage. It calls for the full
h of the cast and Mr. Leonard
o will make his lirst appear-
vith the company in a most
ant role. He comes direct
be Portland stock and it is ex-
that he will become as great
urite as the other members of
pular Williams Co. "Arizona"
of tiie strongest bills the coni-
las as yet produced. It is a
y play, in four acts and special
effects and uniforms will be
ary.     "Arizona"   will   run   all
Ivith Wednesday and Saturday
The Victoria Theatre
"The House of a Thousand Candles"
will be played at the Victoria Theatre next week for three nights by the
Allen Players who withdraw "Nell
Gwynn" from a full week's run after
tonight. From east to west the book
of Meredith Nicholson is too well
known to need more than reference
and the dramatization used for the
coming production is a faithful stage
version of the book that was on its
publication a "best seller."
Miss Felton will appear Monday
night and the two succeeding nights
as Marion Devereaux which will be a
vastly different character from that
she ends the week in tonight and at
this afternoon's matinee. She will be
supported by H. Irving Kennedy as
Glenairn, by Mr. G. D. Zucco as
Bates, Mr. Conners as Larry and Miss
Hudars as Sister Theresa. Miss
Marie Thompson will also have a responsible part.
"The House of a Thousand Candles," as everyone knows who has
read the book, is a mystery play in
which the central male figure proceeds to die legally and leave his fortune to his son with a string to it.
The mystery is sustained until the last
moment and therefore the play holds
the audience till the last.
The Allen Players will be found
very consistent in this offering for
they have received very good notices
for it in the big towns they have
heretofore played with it.
There will be a change of programme on Thursday night.
Regina, Sask., July 15, 1912.
Mr. Clifford Denham,
Victoria, B. C.
' Dear Sir,—We beg to acknowledge
receipt of your favour of  nth inst.,
enclosing draft,  value $230.00,  being
proceeds of special Matinee given by
the Allen Players, the Artists of the
Empress and Crystal Theatres, Musicians Local 247 and local Artists in
the Victoria Theatre on the 9th inst.
We have applied this amount to the
Cyclone Relief Fund.
Yours very truly,
(Signed) R. T. Williams,
Says Buffalo "Truth": "The heroism of those men who went down
with the great ship Titanic that women and children might be saved,
brings forcibly to mind the various
ways in which the world's different
races view existence and the fitness
of things. For instance, it is the duty
of sailors when a Chinese vessel goes
down to save men first, children next,
and women last. Such practice being
justified on the theory that the men
are most valuable to the state, that
foster parents can be found for children, and that women without husbands are destitute, and therefore public charges."
We would be thc last to advocate
the adoption of the Chinese idea, sensible though it be; but in view of
woman's advanced place in the
modern world, we thing the time ripe
for the removal of sex distinction.
The new woman, being quite capable
of holding her own in most any situation, there should be absolute equality between the sexes. When in a
shipwreck, some must be doomed,
lots should be drawn to decide who
are to be favoured with the superior
chance for life in the boats—men and
women taking equal risks.
It were a false supposition that women left on a wreck would not stand
as good a chance for survival as the
men. The contrary is nearer the
truth. Women are tougher, physically, than men, and pass safely through
ordeals which would completely overcome the more delicate male. Instance the case of the rescued women
from the Titanic. They sat through
the frosty night in open boats, many
of them clad only in their night robes,
and contracted not even a sneeze. Had
men been in their places, many of
them would have died, and most of
the others retaining life would have
been laid up for months with penu-
monia. Doubtless the secret of women's capacity for withstanding exposure lies in the scantiness of their
every-day attire. Peek-a-boo waists
and transparent hosiery accustom
them to the elements. Those fashionable ladies in the Titanic lifeboats,
though wrapped only in a sheet, had
really more on, in weight of fabric,
than if fully dressed for the street.
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208 Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C, Canada
A Summer
By Bohemian
From Thoreau 1 learned my love of
the woods, not that I can remember
the time when they did not woo me,
and when, in summer heat, their cool
recesses and protecting shade were
not my favourite haunt, but Thoreau
opened my eyes.
I had heretofore loved the woods
for themselves, I had stretched myself on a mossy couch, beside the cool
brook, or at the foot of a tinkling
waterfall, because it was good to rest
there, from mid-day heat, and to gaze
on the beauties of giant oaks, and
shivering alder, which stretched protecting arms or fanlike waved above
But Thoreau taught me the subjective aspect of all this sylvan beauty,
and how it served a higher purpose
than the mere gratification of aesthetic taste or poetic impulse.
The woods are Nature's sanitarium,
their songs and silences Nature's
healer, their solitude Nature's antithesis to "the busy haunts of men."
Thoreau found that the baseness and
ingratitude of men, unmanned him,
and unless he could away from "the
madding crowd" even his sanity would
be impaired. Periodically he needed
mental and physical recuperation, and
when his spirit was battered and
bruised by the'ingratitude, the cruel
ties or the meannesses of his fellows
he sought sanctuary in the woods.
I have often clone the same, and not
altogether for disimilar reasons. There
is in purl of brook, in drone of insect, and above all in song of bird,
thc touch of healing, and the mind
recovers its poise, and the spirit its
charity when secluded vvith these.
I buried myself recently in the very
heart of a wood where nothing followed me but memories. The world
slipped away, I soon forgot the things
that chafe, when one is in the busy
maze; they seemed too trivial to invade the quiet of temple pillared by
pine ancl fir or to intrude on the pure-
ness and freshness of this unspoiled
Just when I had become immersed
in my new surroundings ancl sentient
to the lightest zephyr of woodland
phantasy, a bird began to sing; at
first low ancl sweet, then his note
gathered volume and strength till it
rolled out sweet and clear. It was
the robin singing to his mate, and 1
know thc song was all of love and
pride ancl courage, but there was
much more than that in the message
of this woodland chantecleer; there
was a call to arms, a call to the weary
wanderer resting on his. forest carpet, a call to the jaded nerves, ancl
with it a precious pearl dropped in the
limpid waters of an unperturbed
The song could not last for .-ver,
it was too sweet and too comforting;
the wonderful bird flew away'and as
he flew dropped other pearls all too
rich ancl rare. Not one of them was
lost, they were caught and treasured
by the eager listener, each pearl not
a tear, but a precious promise, a promise of return, for so every songster
returns to nestle in the heart that
cherishes it. The summer day, with
its summer idyll soon came to an end,
but they had not passed in vain.
Stars and Stripes
Waved Too
Lively Incident at  Sewell  Camp in
which Lloydminster Men Took
an Active Part
(A letter was received, too late for
publication last week, from Mr
Rawle, in which he tells of S. L. H,
"doings" at Sewell. He states that
the boys were all comfortably landed
and were the strongest unit in camp,
and goes on to tell of the following
incident which shows that the patrio
tic spirit was much in evidence.)
"I feel sure that you will be glad to
hear of an incident that happened here
last night. There is a moving picture
show in camp, and not far from our
lines. It came to my knowledge that
certain military pictures were being
shown, of representations of American military scenes in which the American flag was continually shown, in
fact about every three minutes the
Stars and Stripes appeared upon the
screen, I as a British subject, a member of the 22nd S. L. H. and President of the Lloydminster Branch of
the Overseas Club, thought that some
thing ought to be done to remove
this state of affairs, consequently I
and about 60 men, members of the
Regiment, mostly from Battleford,
visited the show last night, when
there was considerable uproar upon
the Stars and Stripes being thrown
on the screen; this continued for
some time, till at last the operator
had to stop. I immediately got up
and addressed the whole audience as
follows—'Gentlemen and Comrades;
As a British subject, one of the 22nd
S. L. H. and President of the Lloydminster Branch of the Overseas Club,
I and my comrades have attended
here tonight to show our disgust and
disapproval of the continued exhibition of the American military scenes,
and particularly of the flying of the
American flag. We feel that such exhibitions as these ought never to be
tolerated, especially in a British military camp, and we have come here
tonight to take steps to have these
pictures removed, and if the manager
does not give us his word that the
pictures will not again be exhibited,
we shall deem it our duty as British
subjects and members of th.e Canadian
militia to complain to the proper
quarter. The operator mounted one
of the seats, and after some difficulty
I succeeded in obtaining him a hearing. He at once apologized ancl promised that these pictures to which we
had taken exception should not again
be exhibited, and he further stated
that he had much difficulty in obtaining British films. I need hardly say
that there was much cheering when
he announced his intention of dropping these pictures. The pictures of
their Majesties King George and
Queen Mary followed by his late Majesty King Edward the Peacemaker,
and Her Majesty Queen Alexandra
were then thrown upon the screen,
and I personally thanked all present
for having attended that night and
expressed the hope that their action
would be read with delight by British subjects thc world over, and that
I would take care that a full report
of the proceedings was forwarded to
the headquarters of the Overseas
Club in London.
All joined in singing the National
Anthem followed by the Overseas
verse from Tennyson, the meeting
finally breaking up amidst cheers for
the King and Queen and the Overseas Club.
I understand that a sentry was later
placed around the tent for the night
to prevent any damage being clone
as some other units seemed to be
rather hostile. •
Yours, etc.,
Sewell, June 28th.
Dobby was showing off his baby.
"Tliink   he   looks   like   mc,   Slithers?"   hc
"Well—no," said Slithers, looking at the
youngster critically. "He's a queer-looking
little cuss, but I shouldn't go as tar as to
say tbat hc looks like you."
Poor Jack, The H
Written for The
"There's  a  sweet  little  cherub  that   sits  up
To keep watch for the life of poor Jack."
—Charles  Dibdin.
"If a man were permitted to make the
ballads of a nation, he need not care who
should make the laws."—Andrew Fletcher of
Having satisfied ourselves that artificial sentiment springing from mere
commercial jealousies ancl quite avoidable causes are the real reason for
whatever hostile feeling may exist
between Germany and Britain we are
in a position to realise the outline
on which to reduce the inflammation.
unting of the Snark
Week hy C. B. S.
other nations do not so closely adhere. This happens to be one of the
chief grievances that British shippers
have against other countries and more
especially against Germany when
that country commenced to undermine our oriental shipping trade.
Germany is by no means the only
country which has gained advantage
over our shippers in this.
Another matter connected with the
far Eastern shipping trade is that
whereas all other shipping nations
work their agreements through their
With conscious pride I view my knightly band
Of faithful friends that round me loyal stand,
With pride exult that I alone
Can join these scatter'd gems in one:—
For they're a wreath of worthy pearls, and I
The silken cord on which they lie.
'Tis mine their inmost souls to see,
Unlock'd is every heart to me,
To me they cling, on me they rest,
And I've a place in every breast:—•
For they're a wreath of worthy pearls, and I
The silken cord on which they lie.
Meskin Aldammy
Any Contribution to Any Editor   ,
A Timely Rhyme
Dear Sir—'Tis obvious that all
Of us can not be editors—
With none to buy your daily scrawl
How could you pay your creditors?
Thank Heaven then,  for lesser folks.
Uncultured ignoramuses
Who cannot grasp scholastic jokes
Unless served with mandamuses.
The horny (nickel plated) hand
Of toil you clasp unwincingly—
The gruffest tones at your command
You pour on him convincingly.
To tradesmen busy at the mart
You tender line old platitudes—
To suffragettes of tender heart
You lean in pliant attitudes.
To Caesar—wheresoever found,
You render things Caesarian,
From Him who rules the Civic Pound
To Carnegie's Librarian.
'Tis work enough for any man!
Don't let my Syntax trouble you
Nor try to make my verses scan.
Verb. sap.
C. P. W.
Internal remedies must be applied
which will prevent heated bearings in
the working of the international machine; fair trade must form the simple basis of all argument and on
equal lines, touching all questions of
insurance as well as customs. These
must be identical in all respects.
It is absolutely of no use for one
country to have different scales of insurance for safety of crews, cargoes
affecting safe conveyance over-seas,
and then to have uniformity of customs in ports. If we are to have international agreements for the one
and be happy in our trade relations
we must do exactly the same for the
Identical sailing conditions have
just as much bearing on the question
of fair international trade relations
as do customs regulations. The big
business houses in Hong Kong and
such foreign ports through which
ships of all nations are allowed equal
trade privileges, can best inform international courts of the disadvantages entailed by British shipping
firms due to the severe restrictions
imposed at Lloyds on matters to do
with load-lines, restrictions to which
governments, Britain stands alone in
leaving such matters to individual
firms to arrange for themselves; now
China deals with governments and
grants trade advantages ancl privileges to them as they may wish to
make binding agreements to the exclusion of other countries on similar
terms, so thus it happens that British
trade gets no such advantages, in
fact our shippers have in some cases
been actually jostled out of the very
trade that they have created and have
been in no position to safeguard since
the government of China has declined to make trade alliances with
individual firms.
Fair trade all over the world can
alone prevent international squabbles
ancl keep down that bad feeling
which leads on to wars between
civilized nations. It is high time that
a British Government and British individual enterprise got sufficiently in
touch with one another to place the
trade of the Empire on the same
footing as that of other countries, if
only for purposes of negotiation.
"Oh 1 the songs of the people are voices of
That echo in many a land,
They lighten the heart in the sorrowful hour,
And quicken the labour in hand."
Book Notes!
The Week is in .receipt of a]
of poems by Miss Cicely Fox Sn;
recent comer to Victoria.   The |
"Lancashire Hunting Songs and
Moorland Lays."   Miss Smith is|
than a versifier; she catches thd
of the moorland, with its wide s|
its far horizon, and its grey
To appreciate her book, one ml
a lover of Nature, ancl of Natl
seen by Jeffries.    Perhaps thel
perfect  little   poem   in   the   sh|
"The Clough among the Hills,"
is  quoted  in   full.    Miss   Smitj
contributed  to  many of  the
English periodicals, including
try Life," "The Outlook," "Thi
demy" and   the   "Spectator."
to be hoped that she will bel
quent contributor to British Co
"I know a clough where nightly
My spirit goes in dream, ,
Where wind-bent trees go scantll
Beside a brawling stream, I
And_ there, by gorse and heathel
Grey moorland and grey stol
Ihe ghost of the years forsakerl
Walks in the hills alone.
"There in the shy North  spring!
Our first late cuckoo calls,
And last on yellowing leafage
The touch of Autumn falls.
There first the budding willowi
Bi'eak forth in golden pride,!
And the snow lies there the Iq
In all the countryside.
"The upland winds there wanderl
The brown moor broods aboT
Like  a   stem-seeming  mother   L
Whose heart is filled with lol
And more than banks and moo]
A hundred times more fair ,
I love its few  late flowerets
And  treetops,  early bare.
"For through yon scattered planti|
Beside yon hurrying stream,
All times and tides forgetting,
My spirit walks in dream, ,
Where the quiet clough unchangi
With sun or shadow fills, 1
And the soul o' thc past dwells I|
In  the  silence of  the  hills.1'
Olla Pod rid;
Old man McGuffin was a strict c<
crank. A month after his daughter
young Blctsoe he called and found
"Where's Jim?" he asked.
"Well, the fact is, Jim isn't feel
well this evening."
"Oh,  what's the matter?"
"Well—cr—the fact is—Jim's go
attack  of propinquity,"
"Propinquity? Propinquity?" repi
puzzled old man. "Never heard of
case.    Sure you're not mistaken?"
"Oh,  no,   dad.    Let  me  explain,
quity means nearness."
"Yes;   well?"
"To be near is to  be close, isn't
"And when we say a man's close
he's stingy, don't we?"
"And   when   a   man's   stingy   we
"I believe so."
"Well," she added, with a sigh,*
what's  wrong with Jim."
"That, sir—that poor one-legged
is an honour to shake by the hand
bled—bled, sir, for his country."
"Well,   I've   been   a   ratepayer   fo
"Darling,   when   I   kissed   you,   yo
lighted  up  like  an  electric   light.'
"Ha, you must have pressed a butt
It's not so much what a girl knows
she learnt it.
The ballet girl gazed at her light pin
But her skirt was thc theme of h
"Man wants but little here below,
Nor wants that little long."
It  was  a  Saturday  noon  and  the
teacher passing along the road was
to see thc ordinarily overactive Tom
ing disconsolately beneath a tree in
thc schoolhouse.
"Why, Tommy, my hoy," hc said,
on his way, "what is the matter?
gone wrong?"
"Nope," said Tommy, giving an i
"Where are the rest of the boysi
the school-master. "They haven't ri
from  you, have they?"
"Gone  home   to   lunch,"   growled
trying to talk and whistle both at t
"Well, why don't you go home t<
too?" laughed the  teacher.
"Can't," said Tommy. "You
Slimpsey, we're playin' war, and I'vi
stay here until the other fellows g<
I'm thc armistice."
Maggie—"Why did they make a cl
ministers at your church?"
Annie—"Why, the former one s|
often on the responsibilities of marri;
none of the unmarried men in the
gation would propose."
It's thc good our neighbours ought
but never do that keeps us from doin(
and the bad they ought not to say
that keeps us from doing worse. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
July 10 to 15
). H. Bale—Trutch St.—Dwelling  $ 4,500
/Irs. Herburgur—Chambers St.—Playhouse   150
E. and T. A. James—Green St.—Dwelling  2,500
irst Presbyterian Church—Fisguard and Quadra—Sunday
School  20,000
Irs. E. M. Bayls—Sunnyside St.—Dwelling  1,800
t. Stanley—Clover St.—Dwelling  450
W.Popert—Wilson St.—Chicken House  50
nights of Pythias—North Park St.—Lodgeroom  35,000
V. Winch—Port St.—Offices  35,000
Hollyoak—Shelbourne St.—Dwelling  950
D. Sedgers—Pemberton and Rockland—Dwelling  11,000
rs. J. D. Morris—Bank St.—Dwelling  2,800
Daniels—Bank St.—Dwelling   1,900
ingregational Church—Mason and Quadra—Church  45,000
G. Williams—Yates St.-Lunch Counter  3,000
rs. Rose Murray—Linden Ave.—Dwelling  6,000
E. Shaw ford—Burton St.—Dwelling  500
Smith—Vancouver and Pendergast—Garage  125
. Bell—Richmond Ave—Dwelling  2,400
rs. Ada Bucher—Blanchard St.—Stable   350
ddler Bros.—Myrtle and Ruby—Dwelling  1,900
oore & Whittington—Pleasant St.—Office  400
V. Johnson—Victor St.—Dwelling	
Gough—Hillside and Quadra—Temp. Tool House  150
Law—Duchess St.—Dwelling  2,500
irtridge & Hollins—Asquith Sts.—Dwelling  2,500
McDonald—Wilson St.—Dwelling  2,000
l^rown—Oxford St.—Dwelling  2,300
.Upward—Roseberry St.—Dwelling  1,800
' J. Chambers—Earle St.—Dwelling   200
S. Gore—Yates St.—Internal Alt  5,500
H. Gibbons—Beechwood Ave.—Add. Dwelling  900
tto Rubber—St. Charles St.—Add. Dwelling  100
rs. Jno. Hammond—Work St.—Dwelling  3,500
rs. M. A. Wild—Harbinger Ave.—Dwelling  3,100
. H. Bale—King's Road—Dwelling  2,800
obt. Hetherington—Douglas St.—Dwelling and Store  2,400
rs. E. G. Woodley—Shelbourne St.—Dwelling  2,400
ucien Isla—Cook St.—Kitchen  400
. & H. Jervis—First St.—Dwelling  1,400
H. Sluggett—Dallas Road—Dwelling  4,000
W. Wiseman—Madison St.—Dwelling  2,100
Those in charge of the Panama Canal state that it will be open for
ing on Dominion Day, 1913, a suitable date considering the
its which Canada expects to obtain as a result of its construction,
relation of the canal to the British Empire was the subject of an
isting paper recently read to the members of the Royal Colonial
ute by Dr. Vaughan Cornish, F.R.G.S., F.G.S. This relation, he
was geographical and consisted in the reduction of sea distance
i it effected. The following reductions of actual steaming dis-
s were mostly based upon the figures originally published on the
irity of the United States Hydrographic Bureau. For Vancouver,
all other ports north of Panama on the west coast of North
•ica, a reduction of 8,400 miles to New York, about 7,000 miles
ontreal, and 6,000 miles to Liverpool. The reduction to New
ins was even greater than that to New York. The reduction to
erp and Hamburg was nearly the same as to Liverpool.   For
on the west coast of South America the reductions of distance
d from the above maximum at Panama to zero near the southern
mity of the continent.   The average reduction was about 5,000
to New York and 2,600 to Liverpool.
The distance from Yokohama to New York was diminished by
miles, the reduction to Montreal being about 1,000 miles less.
ghai was brought 1,600 miles nearer to New York.   The distance
Hong Kong to New York was not reduced, but Manilla was
:n miles nearer by Panama than by Suez. The only part of Asia
i was brought nearer to Europe was part of the Siberian coast.
ey was brought 3,800 miles nearer to New York, by way of
:i, ancl about 2,500 miles nearer to Montreal. Omitting the call at
the reductions were 400 miles greater. The distance from
otirne to New York was reduced by 2,600 miles, via Tahiti, ancl
Wellington, N.Z., by 2,500 miles. The distance to Wellington
educed by a further 360 miles, if the call at Tahiti were omitted,
hama, Sydney ancl Melbourne, at present nearer to Liverpool than
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to New York, would, after next year, be nearer to New York than
to Liverpool.
Australia was peculiarly placed with reference to the routes by
Suez and Panama respectively. Both would serve her trade with the
manufacturing districts of Europe and of the eastern part of North
America. Thus, for Perth and Fremantle the Suez and Panama routes
were about as far from Liverpool, via Suez, as it was from New York,
via Panama. East of Australia ran a north-and-south line, in which
all points were at an equal distance from New York, whether the
Panama or Suez route were taken. Japan, Korea, the Phillippines and
New Guinea, as well as most of Australia, were in the zone or band
for which the Suez and Panama routes offered rival advantages. If
they examined these distances from the point of view of a trader in
tlie United Kingdom they would be apt to note, probably, that, although
tliere was an absolute advantage for him, yet there was relatively a
disadvantage as compared with the trader in the United States. This
apparent disadvantage was, at all events for the present, discounted by
the fact that the Americans did not carry their goods to foreign
countries, but left this profitable task to ships flying other flags, of
which the British came first.
They might look forward with confidence to the establishment by
the great British and European steamship companies of services from
European waters to New York and San Francisco via the Panama
Canal, and on to Asia, connected with other ships of the same companies at Hong Kong. Thus for the first time circumnavigation would
be practicable north of the Equator. The British West Indies were no
longer at the entrance to a cul de sac, but were placed on a highway
of commerce. All were brought nearer to British Columbia. Jamiaca
became a position of first-class strategic importance to the whole Empire. Trinidad was on a new line of communication from the North
Pacific countries to the ports of Brazil and the Argentine.
That the amount of shipping which ultimately would make use of
the canal would be great was certain. The growth of the world's trade
had gone on at such a rapid and increasing rate of late years that a
canal which served half the world was sure to be kept busy, and he
had little doubt that ultimately this canal, although built primarily for
a military purpose, would bring in a handsome revenue to the American
government. As a great engineering people they should extend a
generous appreciation to the magnificent feat which the Tmericans had
per formed at Panama.
The operations of the Canadian land shark have taken a firm grip
of Great Britain. Investors throughout the Old Country are being
solicited to purchase Canadian real estate, some good and much bad.
The Monetary Times has drawn attention to the line of demarcation.
There are excellent opportunities for investment in Canadian land, but
for every five which are being offered today, there are a hundred
worthless proposals. The investor, therefore, has to use the finest art
of discrimination.
The council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in London
deserves credit for its recent action in passing important resolutions
bearing directly on this matter.   We reproduce them in detail:—
"Resolved: That the members of fhe Canadian Chamber of
Commerce dealing in Canadian real estate in the United Kingdom be
asked to pledge themselves:—
"A. Not to offer for sale any land described as Canadian town
lots, or similarly termed, a plan of which has not been registered for
subdivision in accordance with the provisions of the local Land Titles
Act in Canada.
"B. Not to publish or distribute any map or plan of any property
intended to promote the sale of that property as town lots which does
not show the whole of the town in or near which the property is situate,
and which does not bear on the face of it the following information:—
"(a) The scale, which may not be less than two inches to one
mile. (This applies to cities which at the last census had a population
of 100,000 or under. In respect to cities having a larger population a
smaller scale key plan may be used.)
"(b) Radial circles of distances from recognized centre of the
"(c)    The existing boundaries of the municipality'.
"(d) The land registered for subdivision marked distinctively
in colour, shading or otherwise.
"(e)    Population of the town at the last census.
"(f) The address of land titles office where original plan of
subdivision is filed.
"Resolved: That this council shall issue an advisory notice in the
public press urging prospective purchasers of land or plots of land said
to be in or near towns in Canada to invariably require that the persons
from whom they are buying the land should furnish them with a map
or plan framed according to the previous resolution."
This should help the British investor. The Monetary Times
believes that Canadian authorities are somewhat to blame for their
failure, with one or two exceptions, to regulate the unscrupulous land
selling which has been indulged in, both east ancl west. Those who
wish to place their funds in Canadian real estate—and it affords
remunerative channels for investment—should ask the counsel of
unbiased authorities. They need not then undergo the unhappy
experiences which must be the fate of those who purchase real estate
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The Woman in the Way
By Ruby M. Ayres
Quite a number of people in the
course of a day climbed the two
flights of stairs that led to the room
where the Assistant Editor sat
enthroned amongst proof-sheets and
ink bottles.
Well-dressed women and badly-
dressed women, shabby men and successful men, struggling authors and
out-at-elbow artists, at all hours of
every day formed part of a hopeful
procession up the stairs, and the majority of them a despondent one down
The Assistant Editor was hard to
please. He never allowed sentiment
to stand in his way; if a story was
bad he said so, in spite of wistful
eyes and shabby ones; and if it were
good—well, he paid for it perhaps a
trifle more liberally than most editors
The Assistant Editor was young
and ambitious; when he was not
ruthlessly cutting stories, or correcting proofs, he sat vvith his chair altilt,
and stared out at the chimney pots,
of which the editorial .window afforded an excellent view, and dreamed
of the great things he meant to do
in the future.
He was dreaming thus on a certain
spring afternoon when the telephone
bell rang at his elbow. Its insistent
ting! ting! brought an elaborate castle
crashing to the ground and the Assistant Editor frowned as he took
down the receiver.
"Hullo! . . . Who's that? . . . Miss
—Who? . . . Don't know her."
The commissionaire, who sat in a
sort of sentry-box at the entrance below, and whose business it was to
sort out the sheep from the goats, so
to speak, made an offended reply.
The face of the Assistant Editor
broadened into a grin.
"Won't go, won't she? ... all right
—send her up—I like determination.
... If she's anything like her name
. .*." he added, to himself, as he hung
up the receiver; for the name was a
pretty one, and the Assistant Editor
was not one of those who applaud
Mr. Shakespeare's gentle demand to
know "what's in a name?"
So he settled his tie, hurled the
maimed end of a cigarette firewards
and was exceedingly busy doing nothing in particular when the girl who
had refused to go away reached thc
top of the two flights of stairs and
knocked on the door with a timid
Her own temerity in coming to see
an all-powerful editor without either
invitation or appointment had driven
away all the courage that had prompted the visit; and when in answer to
an impersonal "come in" she opened
the door, her small face looked all
wide, frightened eyes.
"Good afternoon," said the Assistant Editor, politely.
He rose from his chair, and stepping past her, closed the door which
she had left wide open behind her.
"Won't you sit down? I don't think
I have had the pleasure of meeting
you before, but . . ."
"I've brought you a story." said
She ignored the chair which he had
pulled forward, save to make a barricade of it, across which she handed
him a roll of manuscript.
"I've never tried to get stories into
any papers before; (but I've written
them ever since I was quite a little
girl, and . . . and they are quite as
good as some I've read in the magazines," she added breathlessly.
The Assistant Editor smiled, a tolerant smile; he had been told the
same thing many times before by
budding authors; but hc had seldom
failed to disprove the truth of the
"I shall be pleased to consider your
work," he answered, formally.
"Thank you." She looked at him
deprecatingly. "I hope you don't
mind my coming to see you," she
"On the contrary," said the Assistant Editor, gallantly, "I am very
pleased to have met you."
She smiled, a beautiful smile it was,
that seemed to light up her small, pale
face, and endow it with something
greater than mere prettiness.
"Thank you, very much," she said,
gratefully. She held her hand to the
Assistant Editor.
He opened the door for her and stood
watching till the bend in the staircase hid 'her; then he went back to
his  desk  and  cut the  string  of  the
"The only thing I don't like," said
the Assistant Editor, thoughtfully, "is
the end of the story . . ."
He flicked over a page of the manuscript with a long, professional finger,
and looked across at the girl who sat
facing him.
"I don't think," he added, slowly,
"that it is quite natural, for the man
to run away with the girl . . . You
lay so much stress on the fact that
he is an honourable man with high
ideals; yet he never hesitates to desert the woman he married; the woman with whom he lived contentedly
until he met the girl. ... Do you see
what I mean?"
Wide-eyes leaned an elbow on the
table, chin in hand, and looked across
at the Assistant Editor.
"I don't think he would really stop
to consider the other woman if he
loved the girl so much," she said.
"Oh, I see . . ." The editor flicked
over another page. "So you think he
would put love before everything else
—even honour?"
It was a comment rather than a
question, but she answered it directly.
"I think—had I been the girl—I
should have expected him to do so
. . . You see he never really cared
for the woman he married."
"I see." Their eyes met. "Supposing," said the Assistant Editor,
suddenly. "Supposing you were the
wife—what then?"
"I can't suppose that—I should
never marry a man who did not care
for me—ancl, you see, she knew that
he didn't love her."
"You believe in love then, in spite
of up-to-date novels?"
"Oh, yes—don't you?"
The Assistant Editor laughed at her
"I am not sure—at least—" he
rose abruptly to his feet. "Well—will
you re-write the story with my ending, and bring it to me again?"
"Yes—but T shall hate it to end
"Will you? and yet so many things
do in real life."
"Yes, I know."
She stowed the manuscript away
in a muff that had long since seen
its best days.
"When shall I come again?" he
"When you like—I am always here
■and always pleased to see you," said
the Assistant Editor.
When she had gone he sat and
stared out at the chimney-pots.
He was thinking of the day when
she had first climbed those two flights
of stairs to his room; of the small
face that had looked all wide eyes;
of the breathless way she had defended her work.
She had been right, too! She could
write a good deal better than many
others who had made some sort of a
name for themselves; in fact, the
Assistant Editor was not quite sure
but that he had discovered a genius.
"But I don't think she was right
about the ending of that story," he
told himself, as he watched a dingy
sparrow preening itself in the sunshine on one of the chimney-pots.
"I am quite sure the man would not
run away with thc girl. . . ."
Three days passed before Wide-
eyes called again.
She was no longer afraid of the
grim commissionaire at the door; she
gave him her name, which he bellowed through a speaking tube up to
the Assistant Editor, and waited with
a feeling of security for the summons
to climb those two flights of stairs.
"I have altered the story as you
wished," she said, as she shook hands
vvith the Assistant Editor; "but I
cannot agree vvith yowthat it is right
to make three people unhappy."
"But the wife loves him!"
"I know—so does the girl!"
"Love is generally three-cornered,"
said the Assistant Editor sententious***
ly. "Most men marry a woman some
other man loves, or love a woman
some other man marries."
"Do they?"
"Don't they?"
"I don't know "
The Assistant Editor took up a pen
from the inkstand, and examined the
nib with great care.
"Are you very busy?" asked Wide-
"No—this is one of my slack days
. . ." pause. "I am sorry you don't
approve of my ending to the story."
She smiled. "You see I wanted the
girl to be happy—T can imagine so
well how she would feel."
"Can you?"
The editor was drawing crosses at
lightning speed on the blotter. "Can't
you imagine how the man's wife
—she doesn't seem to live like the girl
doqs! She just seems a sort, of
shadow woman, vvith out much individuality—just "
"Just a woman in the way," supplemented the Editor. "A shadow
—but shadows are so much more difficult to escape than sunshine."
He threw down his pen,,he looked
across at her vvith eyes grown suddenly grave.
"I think mine is  the right ending
to the story," he said, decidedly.
*     *     *     *     *
Tt was a fortnight before the girl
climbed those two flights of stairs
The Assistant Editor missed her;
every time the telephone bell whirred
at his elbow, he hoped, with quite a
big hope, to hear her name bellowed
up to him from below; her big,
solemn eyes haunted him when he
was cutting stories—it annoyed him
excessively; for although he had
known many women in the thirty odd
years of his life, not one had hitherto
come between him and his work.
It wasn't that she was pretty, or
anything, he told himself with a sense
of irritation; she wasn't even well
dressed—and yet. . . .
When at last her name was bellowed up to him from below, he
threw down his pen with a sigh of
"I wondered what had become of
you," he said.
She looked surprised—she coloured
"Why, did you want me?" she asked
"Yes, I—at least, I thought, perhaps, you might have called," said
the Assistant Editor, lamely. "I only
wished to tell you that I have not
used your story yet—and that if you
prefer its original ending—I havc no
objection. I have no doubt your's
will be the more popular way. . . ."
Wide-eyes fingered a bunch of violets she wore in her coat.
"It is queer you should say that,"
she said. "I showed a copy of the
story to a friend the other night—
a married woman—and she agreed
with your way! She said that a man
who could leave his wife for—for just
a passing fancy, wasn't worth writing
about. She said that if he did, the
girl and he would grow to hate one
another—that the girl would never
really trust or respect him, because he
had been mean and dishonourable. I
never looked at it that way before;
but now I think my friend is right—
so we will leave it vvith your ending."
"I should not have thought you
would be so easily converted," said
thc Assistant Editor, smiling.
"Wouldn't you? You see—my
friend's husband is like the man in
my story—he has left her now—ancl
she loved him so! It only happened
since I was last here, ancl now I seem
to see her as thc wife I wrote about
—she isn't a shadow woman any more
—but a real suffering being. . . .!"
"And—ancl the girl?"
"Oh," said Wide-eyes. "She seems
to have dwindled—to have grown
small and mean and unimportant. I
don't wonder you thought the end of
the story all wrong. ... No wonder
you laughed at me."
"I didn't laugh at you."
The girl rose—the violets vvith
which she had been toying fell to the
Editor's' table.
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worry you like I do?" she asked him,
"No," said the. Assistant Editor,
quietly. "No—none of my contributors come and . . . worry me . . .
like . . . you do!"
She flushed.
"I am sorry—I will go at once—I
won't come again for ever so long
. . . but 1 thought you might have
forgotten mc."
"1 hadn't forgotten you ... 1 am
going away myself tomorrow—for a
little while."
"For  a  holiday?"
"Yes. . ." His lingers were so
tightly clenched round the stem of
the pen, that the blood flushed pink
beneath his nails; he seemed to hesitate—then . . . "Yes—the fact is . . .
my . . . my wife—I am married, ancl
—ancl my wife ..."
In the silence that followed a door
slammed hollowly somewhere below
in the great building. To one of the
two, at least, it sounded as if it had
slammed across the whole world,
shutting them away from each other
on different sides.
Thc Assistant Editor did not look
up, but he knew that the girl was
looking at him, knew as plainly as if
he saw the blank disbelief in her eyes
—the sudden blanching of her small
"Married!" she echoed the word in
an expressionless whisper.
"Yes . . . I—we . . ." He stammered, and stopped, forcing his eyes
at last to her face.
She was standing staring at him,
one small hand pressed against her
lips with an almost school-girlish act
of repression', thc other holding tightly to the back of the chair across
which she had handed him her story
the day she first climbed the stairs
to his room.
It seemed an eternity before she
moved—before she gave a little laugh
that made the Assistant Editor wince.
"You must think me—rude . . . but
—I never thought of you—as—as being married—somehow." Her voice
was breathless—she moved across the
room to the door with dragging steps
The Assistant Editor had risen to
his feet; for a moment he stood irresolute where he was, then he moved
forward to open the door; but she
had already reached it—their fingers
met on the handle,
' She drew back sharply—with a little
intaking  breath   as  if  he  had  hurt
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her—her small face was cj
"Child! Child!" said til
Editor, hoarsely, "Don'H
like that. . . If you only!
your story is the story off
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married—she—my wife—|
ence—money . . . We
own way—she is happy,
bition was enough for
one day—a little girl
stairs ancl knocked on in J
Hc half held his hands
forced them again to his
had—all    unknowingly—i
story of my life," he wcl
she told me that the whol|
well lost for love—that
forget his honour for thel
woman hc loved. ...   I -|
wrong—then!   but now
child—speak to me . . .!"
Wide-eyes did not look I
stood, her hands clencl
shabby muff, staring in|
where the tragic figure
barred the way.
Then she lifted her eyel
til they rested on the w|
the Assistant Editor.
For a moment the grl
her mouth trembled—shel
hand as if she would hi
his—then she drew it bi|
sharply away. . .
"You were right," she
right. . . There is only
to the story—only one
ending!" THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
ie Week accepta no responsibility for
news expressed by its correspondents,
municationl will be inserted whether
:d by the real name of the writer
nora de plume, hut the writer's
and address mutt be given to the
>r as an evidence of bona fides. In no
will it be divulged without consent.
Victoria, B. C, July 15,
e Editor of The Week:
r Sir,—In view of your amply
cl comments in the issue of 13th
in reference to the warrant is-
against   A.    B.    Carmody   for
of the speed laws, I take the
of enclosing copy of a letter
he above Association forward-
the Seattle Automobile  Club.
notice    that    the  Victoria
obile  Association   is  in   every
living up to its motto, "Good
nd Obey Them:   Good Roads
enty of Them."
s very truly,
Assistant Secretary.
(Registered Mail)
Victoria, B.C., 10 July, 1912.
Executive Committee, Seattle
omobile Club, 504--505--506
■them Bank Building, Seattle,
Sirs,—We regret that we have
a most serious complaint
one of your members, namely
commonly reported that Mr.
ly drove bis automobile from
a to Nanaimo at a speed very
to the public danger. This
appears to be true, and (if true
Mr. Carmody's action is one
is most strongly depreciated
ndemned by the Victoria Auto-
eg to request that your Execu-
ommittee will instruct, or re-
md urge, Mr. Carmody to imply return to-Victoria and stand
h_ the event of Mr. Carmody
it, the Victoria Automobile
ition will name to him one or
ier of good firms of Solicitors,
is side of the case may be pro-
presented. The Solicitors of
sociation have been instructed
st in the prosecution, and also
action against those residents
ish Columbia who are reported
e accompanied Mr. Carmody.
are aware that it is unlikely
our Executive Committee can
Mr. Carmody to return to
but you can make the re-
and urge him to act accord-
In the event of his not com-
and appearing in Victoria for
n or before 22nd July, we then
it you take the following dras-
ion, namely: Expel him dis-
rably from the Seattle Auto-
Club for all time,
onclusion, we beg respectfully
ist that, in order to satisfy the
ia Automobile Association in
atter, on or before Friday, the
uly, Mr. Carmody must be in
ia standing trial, or have been
dishonourably expelled from  Seattle
Auto Club for all time.
Anything which your Executive
Committee can do to expedite the
settlement of this matter previous to
the dates named will be greatly appreciated by our Association.
We much regret the unpleasant nature of this correspondence which we
can assure you has only been entered
into in view of the extraordinary nature of the offence and after giving
the matter most careful consideration.
We are, yours sincerely,
Charles A. Forsythe, C. A.,
Assistant Secretary.
Victoria, 17th July, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—I was pleased to see that
my suggestion to the Attorney-General in 1911 (which was meant to
assist in the detection of criminal
motorists) met with editorial approval
in the last issue of The Week,—which
I take for granted, as the suggestion
that numbers should appear, distinctly, in front as well as behind, and the
language used in the editorial, are
identical with my letter (published).
For further particulars please refer tu
a letter of a recent date, in tlie Vic
toria Times, describing the killing of
an infant on Craigflower Road and
the maiming of its mother, who stated
she was prevented from deciphering
the number oh the motor "by the
clouds of dust."
I am not singular in strongiy advocating the systematic turning 0/ every
stone, big or little, in search of the
most trivial thing, that by any chance
might throw some light upon these
murderous cases. With such an object in view there should be no petty
jealousy of the "interference of outsiders."
"Pretty children you are for a minister
to have!" reprovingly exclaimed a Peckham
minister to his children, who were misbehaving at the table; and five-year-old Dorothy
spoke up, "Better change your business, pa."
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737 Fort Street
Victoria, B. C.
Mrs. Hallett, Librarian   Phone 2601
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve,
notice of which appeared in the British Columbia Gazette of the 25th February, 1909,
being dated the 23rd February, 1909, relating to a parcel of land situated on the
Eastern shore of Masset Inlet, Graham
Island, is cancelled and that the vacant lands
included therein will be thrown open to
pre-emption at midnight on Friday, October
4th,   1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands   Department,
Victoria, B. C, 2n>" July, 1912.
July 6 oct. s
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned and endorsed "Tender for alterations to Lobnitz Rock Cutter No. 1," will
be received at this office until 4 p.m. August
ist,   1912.
Plans, specification and form of tender can
be obtained at the office of William Henderson, Esq., Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.,
at the office of C. C. Worsfield, Esq., District Engineer, New Westminster, B. C, and
also at the office of the undersigned, Room 40,
Post Office Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on forms
supplied, and signed with their actual signatures, stating their occupation and place of
residence. In the -case of firms, the actual
signature, the nature of the occupation, and
place of residence of each member ■ of the
firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to the order of thc Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, for one thousand
dollars ($1,000.00), which will be forfeited if
the persons tendering decline to enter into a
contract when called upon to do so, or fails
to complete the work contracted for. If
the tender be not accepted the cheque will
be returned.
The   Department   does   not   bind   itself   to
accept the lowest or  any tender.
Superintendent of Dredges,
British Columbia.
Department of Public Works,
Vancouver, B. C,
July 13th, 1912.
N.B.—Newspapers will not be paid for this
advertisement if they insert it without authority from the Department.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Victoria
and Sidney Railway Company have deposited
with the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa,
and with the Registrar of Deeds in the City
of Victoria, a description of the proposed site
of their docks at Sidney, Vancouver Island,
together with plans thereof and that they will
apply to the Governor-in-Council for approval
thereof at the expiration of one month from
the first publication of this advertisement.
Dated this 2nd day of July, A.D. 19M.
Solicitor for the Victoria and Sidney
Railway Company,
july 6 aug. 3
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Lots 2031, 2034, 2035, 2035A,
2040 to 2046 inclusive, 2048, 2049A, 2050, 2055,
2057, 2060 to 2063 inclusive, 2067, 2068. 2069,
207;A, 2076, 2078, 2080, 2084, 2086, and 2088,
Cassiar District, notice of which, bearing date
May *i8th, 1912, was published in the British
Columbia Gazette .on May 23rd, 1912, is
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 19th June, 1912.
june 22 sept. 21
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Margaret Dawson of
Toronto,   Ont.,   Married  Woman,   intends  to
apply for permission to purchase the follow-
ing described lands:    Commencing at a post
planted three and a half miles south-east of
the  mouth   of   Bear   River   and   thence   east
50  chains;   thence   north   60   chains;   thence
west 20 chains; thence south 30 chains; thence
west 30  chains;   thence south  30 chains, to
point of commencement, containing 210 acres.
Dated this 9th day of Mav.  iqi2.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
june 29 aug. 24
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20 Jefferson Avenue, TORONTO
TAKE notice that I, Tames Cartmcl, miner,
of Victoria, B.C., intend to apply to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on the shore of Valdez"
Island, about ten chains distant from the
eastern end of Maud Island in a north-easterly
direction; thence nortli sixty chains; thence
west forty chains more or less to a point on
the shore of the Seymour Narrows; thence
south and east following the coast line to the
point of commencement, containing 240 acres,
more  or  less.
Dated July 15th,  1912.
july 20 sept. 14
J. M. Burnes, Limited
NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting
of the Creditors (if any) of the above-named
Company, now in voluntary liquidation, will
be held at the offices of Messrs. Elliott, Maclean & Shandley, Central Building, in the
City of Victoria, B. C, on Monday, the 29th
day of July, 1912.
Dated this ioth day of July, 1912.
july 20 July 27
For a License to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Edward C.
Hart, of Victoria, B. C, Physician, will apply
for a license to take and use one second foot
of water out of Metchosin Creek, which flows
in an easterly direction through Section No. 1
and empties into a Lagoon north-west ol
Albert Head. The water will be diverted at
about 500 ft. from the shore line and will
be used for irrigation purposes on the land
described as Lot 2, Subdivision of Section 45,
and part of Section 44, Metchosin District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 19th day of June, 1912. The application
will be filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria, B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the  Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
June 22 July 20
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Lillian Paten,
wife of Robert Paten, of Mount Newton,
South Saanich, British Columbia, will apply
for a licence to take ind use on thousand
gallons per day of water out of a spring
(un-named) which is ri'uate on part of Section Two (2), Range Two (2) West, South
Saanich District, described as follows:—- Commencing at the intersection of the South boundary of the West Saanich Road, thence easterly along the said South boundary thirty-six
chains and fifteen links (36.15) to the South-
cast corner of the said section; thence north.
erlyt along the East boundary of the said
section a distance of ten do) chains; thence
Westerly parallel with the Soutii boundary of
said section a distance of thirty-one chains
and forty-nine links (31.49) to the East boundary of the West Saanich Road and thence
along the East boundary of the said road to
the point of commencement, making 11.16
chains, more or less. Thc water will be diverted at the Spring and will be used for
domestic purposes on the land described as,
All that piece or parcel of land, being part
of_ Section 4, Range 2 West, South Saanich
District, B.C., and more particularly described
as follows:—Commencing at a point on the
North boundary of said Section 4, distant one
thousand one hundred and seventy-nine and
six-tenths (1179.6) feet from the north-east
corner^ of the said section; thence in an easterly direction along the said north boundary
of the said section a distance of eight hundred
and nineteen and six-tenths (819.6) feet;
thence in a southerly direction and parallel
to the east boundary of the said section a
distance of nine hundred and forty feet (940)
more or less to the North boundary of the
Mount_ Newton Cross Road; thence following
the said north boundary of the said road in
a direction soutii seventy-two degrees and
twenty-six minutes west magnetic (S. 72.26
W.) a distance of nine hundred and thirty-
five (935) feet, and thence to point of commencement. The whole containing 17.4 acres,
more or less, and shown coloured red on a
plan made by P. A. Landry, B.C.L.S., and
dated 27th day of December, 1911.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 25th day of June, 1912. The application
will bc filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria, B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder  or  with  the  Comptroller  of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
By Robert B. Paten, Agent.
June  29 july 20
In the Hazelton District of British Columbia
I have some of the best Coal Properties listed with me,
fifty sections of Coal in one locality. Those wishing to
become interested in, and to develop the future Pittsburg
of British Columbia will do well to write for particulars.
Sample and analysis will be mailed
on request
E. H. HICKS BE ACH, Real Estate, Financial & Insurance Agent
Hazelton, British Columbia 10
j' District of Coast, Range II
I TAKE notice that Hugh McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Engineer, intends to apply
jfbr permission to purchase the following described lands:—Conimencing at a post planted
at the north-west corner of Sapphi Lake, west
branch Homalko River; thence north 40
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
'40 chains to lake shore; thence west along
lake shore 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of'Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Elizabeth McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Widow, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
describea lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one and one-half mites northeast from Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and on west side of river; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th,  1912.
June is - aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John Watt, of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about one mile north from north shore of
Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and
on west side of river; thence west 40 chains;
tnence south 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated  April  20th,   1012.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Nettie Elizabeth McMillan,  of  Vancouver,  occupation  House-keeper,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the  following, described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on north* shore of Middle
Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;   thence
north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south  40  chains;   thence west  40  chains  to
point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Emma Tambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about two and one-
half miles north-east from Twist Lake and
on east side of west branch of Homalko
River; thence west 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April   18th,   1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Joseph  Tambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
Sost planted about one-half miles south from
Hurt   Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 1012.
June 15 aug. 17
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Province of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of twenty-
one years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased to
one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of
sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract
applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a
fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights
applied for are not available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of
five cents per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish
the Agent with sworn returns accounting for
the full quantity of merchantable coal mined
and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least once a
The lease will include the eoal mining rights
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application ihould be
made to the Secretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.
mch 9 sept, 7
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Emma MacDonald, of
Bella Coola, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted 20 chains east from the
South-west Cor., of the North-west quarter
of Section 27, Township 6; tnence north 20
chains; thence east 20 chains; thence south
20 chains; thence west 20 chains to point
of commencement and containing 40 acres
more or less.
Dated  May  29th,   1912.
June 15 aug. 17
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Lot 9874, Group I, Kootenay
District, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
of December,   1907,  is cancelled.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th  May,  1912.
may 25 aug. 24
District   of  Victoria
TAKE notice that Victoria Machinery Depot Company, Limited, of the City of Victoria,
occupation   Engineers,   intends   to   apply   for
fiermission to lease the following described
ands:—Commencing at a post planted at high
water mark in the easterly boundary line of
Lot 10, Block K, Harbor Estate, in the City
of Victoria, B.C., distant 115 feet more or
less south from the northeast corner of said
Lot 10; thence southerly and following the
easterly boundary of said lot produced, a distance of 590 feet, more or less; thence at right
angles westerly a distance of 300 feet more
or less to the easterly boundary of Lot 6,
Block K, Harbor Estate produced; thence at
right angles northerly and following the
westerly boundary line of said Lot 6, pro-
duced to high water mark; thence easterly
following the sinuosities of the shore line to
point of commencement containing 4.1 acres,
more or less.
Dated May 17th, Victoria. B.C.
Charles Joseph Vancouver Spratt,
june 1 aug 30
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that William Dixon, of Victoria," B.C., occupation Cook, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about four miles distant in a Southerly direction  from Takush Harbor;  thence  south  40
chains;  thence east 40 chains;  thence north
40 chains; thence west 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that John Butler of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
Slanted opposite Finger Mountain on the
.leene-a-Kleene river, marked North-east Cor.;
thence south 40 chains; west 80 chains; north
40 chains; east 80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April  16th,  1912.
G. McMillan Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE   notice   that   Alexander   Ferris,   of
Vancouver,  B.  C,  occupation  Teamster,  intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following  described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about 13 miles south-west
from   Finger   Mountain   down   the   Kleene-a-
Kleene River, marked South-east Cor.; thence
north 80 chains;  west 80  chains;  south  80
chains; east 80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April   i8tb,   1912.
G. McMillan Agent.
June 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range lit
TAKE notice that Harry Boyd, of Vancouver,  B.C.,  occupation  Contractor,  intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about   12  miles  from  Finger   Mountain down the Kleene-a-Kleene River, marked
South-west Cor.; thence north 80 chains: east
80 chains;  south  80 chains;  west 80  chains
to post of commencement.
Dated April  i8th,  1912.
G. McMillan Agent.
June 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range 111
TAKiv notice that John Ferguson, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about  12 miles south-west from
Finger Mountain down Kleene-a-Kleene River,
marked    South-east    Cor.;    thence    north 80
chains; west 80 chains; soutii 80 chains; east
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated  April   18th,   1912.
G. McMillan Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that The Portland
Cement Construction Co., Ltd., Victoria, B.
C, will apply for a licence to take and use
0.2 cub. feet per second of water out _of
China Creek, which flows in an easterly direction through Lots 118 and 7}, Malahat District, and empties into Saanich Inlet near
opposite Tod Inlet. The water will be diverted about 100 yds. west of bridge over
China Creek, and will be used for domestic
purposes on the land described as Lots 118,
73   74, 75, 95 an<*'  ,27> Malahat  District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 4th day of June, 1912., The application
will be filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or  with  the  Comptroller  of  Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
By F. A. Devereux, Agent.
June 8 June29
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John F. McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Fireman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about three and one-half miles northeast from Twist Lake and on east side of
west branch Homalko River; thence west _o
chains; thence north 40 chains; thence east
40 chains; thence south 40 chains to point
of commencement.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Fay McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about three miles north-east from
Twist Lake and on east side of west branch
of Homalko River; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April 18th, 1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Agnes Watt, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:*—Commencing at a
post planted at north end of Twist Lake,
west branch Homalko River and near where
river empties into lake: thence north 40
chains; thence east 40 chains'; thence south
40 chains; thence west 40 chains to point
of commencement.
Dated April   18th,   1912.
June 15 aug. \,
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that William Tambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about two miles north-east from
Twist Lake and east side of west branch
of Homalko River; thence west 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence south .*o
chains; thence south 40 chains to point of
Dated April  18th,  1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE   notice   tllat   Louis   1 amboiilinc,   of
Westham  Island, occupation Farmer, intends
to,apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about one mile soutii from Bluff
Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;   tbence
south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
north   40   chains;   thence  east  40  chains   to
point of commencement.
Dated April  20th,   1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Eli Bourdon, of Vancouver, occupation Retired, intend, to apply, for
permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing   at   a   post   planted   on
south shore of Bluff Lake, west branch Homalko River, and on west side of river; thence
south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
north   40   chains;   thence   east   40  chains  to
point of commencement.
Dated April 20th,  1012.
june is aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Donald Paul _ McMillan,
of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about four and one-half miles
north-cast from Middle Lake, west branch
Homalko River, and on west side of river;
thence west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains
to point  of  commencement.
Dated   April   20th,   1912.
June 15 aug. 17
reserve existing over Lot 103, Range j, Coast
District, by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said lands to the
Western Canada Trust Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
22nd April,  1912.
apl 27 july 27
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
covering Fractional Sections 13, 14, 15 and
Section 24, Township 84, Lillooet District,
established by notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette of the 6th of April, 1911,
and dated 3rd of April, 1911, ana also by
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 13th of April, 1911, and dated
ioth of April, 1911, is nereby cancelled for
the purpose of lease by tender.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth June, 1912.
june 15 sept. 14
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing on Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, situated in the Cariboo District,
notice of which bearing date December 17th,
1908, was published in the British Columbia
Gazette, dated December 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots nil, 1114, 5415, 5379,
5433, 538o, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384, 538s, 5417,
5419, 5391, 5390, 5389, 5388, 5387, 5386, 5432,
5437, 5438, 5431, 5392, 5393, 5394, 539S, 5396,
5397, 542i, 5424, 5403, 5402, 5401, 5400, 5399,
5398, 5430, 5439, 5429, 5404, 5405, 5406, 5407,
5408, 5409, 5427, 5414, 5426, 5428, 5425, 5413,
and 5412, all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
I2tn June,   1912.
june 15 sept. 14
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that I, Albert McDonald, of
Eburne, occupation Chaffeur, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about three miles south-west from Finger
Mountain    on    the     Kleen-a-Kleene     River,
marked   south-east   corner;   thence  north   80
chains, west 80 chains, south 80 chains, cast
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April  18th, 1912.
June 22 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that I, Thomas McDonald, of
Eburne, B. C, occupation Contractor, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about two miles south-west from
Finger Mountain on thc Kleen-a-Kleene River,
marked   south-east   corner;   thence   north   80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains; east
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April 18th, 1912.
june 22 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that William Peter Smith, of
Victoria, B. C, occupation Engineer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about three miles distant in a
south-westerly direction from Takush Harbor;
thence   west   40   chains;   thence   south   40
chains;  thence east 40 chains;  thence north
40   chains  to   point  of  commencement,   containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated May 7th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
In the matter of an Application for al
Certificate of Title to Lot 994, Vl
City, British Columbia. I
NOTICE, is hereby given of my iutenl
the expiration of one calendar month]
the first publication hereof to issue al
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Cerl
of Title issued to Gustav Sutro on thf
day of May, 1897, and numbered
which has been lost or destroyed.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   V|
B. C, this 20th day of June, 1912.
Registrar General of.
j'une 29
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Geo. Herbert Atkins, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Painter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about four miles in a southerly direction from  Takush  Harbor,  thence  south 40
chains; thence west 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence east 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
Dated May 7th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE NOTICE that Frederick Wood, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following  described   lands:—Commencing  at   a
post planted about four miles distant and in
a  southerly direction  from  Takush  Harbor;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains
to   point  of  commencement,   containing   160
acres more or less.
Dated May 6th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of . Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Frank Leroy, of Victoria,
B.C., occupation Merchant, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about one and one-half mites distant and in
a   westerly  direction   from   Takush   Harbor;
thence  south    40    chains;    thence   west   80
chains;   thence north 40 chains; thence east
80  chains  to  point   of commencement,  containing 320 acres more or less.
Dated May 8th, 1012.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that James Arthur  Shanks,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation Barber, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following  described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted on the north-east shore of Mil-
biook Cove; thence north 40 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence
west 40  chains  to  point  of commencement,
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
•Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
mav 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice  that Anthony Anderson,  of
Victoria,  B.C.,  occupation  Mining  Man,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about three and  one-half miles
distant and in a south-easterly direction from
Takush Harbor;    thence    south    80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice dated sth July, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 13th of July, 1911, is cancelled in so
far as same relates to Lot 2911, Group I, New
Westminster District, situated on Gambier
Island, in order that the sale of the said
Lot 2911 be made to Fred. P. Murray.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th May,   1912.
may 25 aug. 24
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, Cariboo, notice of which bearing date February 15th, 1910, was published in
the British Columbia Gazette, February 17th,
1910, is cancelled, in so far as the same relates
to the lands surveyed as Lots 6251, 6252, 6253,
6254, 6255, 6256, 6257, 6258, 6265, 6272, 6298,
6297, 6296, 6289, 6271, 6266, 6264, 6259, 6273,
6280, 6281, 6279, 6274, 6260, 6263, 6267, 6270,
6290, 6295, 6291, 6269, 6268, 6262, 6261, 6275,
6278, 6284, 6277, 6276, 6285, 6286, 6287, 6288,
6292, 6293, 6294, 6295a, 6301, 6905, 6300,
6299, 6903, 6904, 6907, 6908, 6908a and 6906,
all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
12th June,   1912.
june 15 sept. 14
District of Coast, Aange 2   l
TAKE notice that John Walker Ml
of  Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Carpenlf
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to   pi
the following described lands:—ComriT
at a post planted about three miles
and   in   a   southerly   direction   from  I
Harbor; thence west 40 chains; thenci
40   chains;   thence   east   40   chains; I
south 40 chains  to point of commen|
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated   May  6th,   1912.
Frederick A. Smith, .
may 25
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Herman Rupert
of  Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Surve
tends   to  apply   for   permission   to  1
the  following  described  lands:—Com
at a post planted about three miles
and   in   a   southerly   direction   from
Harbor: thence east 40 chains; thenl
40   chains;   thence   west   40   chains;!
south 40  chains to point of commea
containing   160  acres more  or less.
Dated May 6th, 1012.
Frederick A. Smith, |
may 25
NOTICE is hereby given that thi
existing on vacant Crown lands in T
lA, Range 5, Coast District, by real
notice published in the British j
Gazette on November ist, 1906, and
date of October 31st,   1906, is canc|
Deputy Minister of |
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 15th June, 1912.
june 22
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Bessie EUiot|
ronto, Ont., Canada, Spinster, intend
ply for permission to purchase the |
describea   lands:     Commencing    at
planted a mile and a half in a soutii
direction from the mouth of Bear 1
the western boundary of timber licenfl
thence east 20 chains; thence south 21
thence east 60 chains; thence south 4<
thence west 80 chains; thence north (
to   point   of   commencement,   contaii
Dated May 9th, 1912.
A. G. Sivell,
june 29
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Robert Craig I
treal,  Que.,  Gentleman, intends to al
fiermission to purchase the following or
ands: Commencing at a post plants
a mile east of the mouth of Bear H
the south boundary of timber licencL
thence west so chains to the east bouj
lot 315; thence south 40 chains; thel
60 chains; thence north 20 chains;!
west 10 chains; thence north 20 ell
point of commencement, containing _\
more or less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
A. G. Sivell,
june 29
District of Sayward
TAKE  NOTICE that Harry  W.
of Toronto, Ont., Canada, Gentleman,
to apply for permission to purchase
lowing   described   lands:    Commencin
post planted two and a half miles so
of the mouth of Bear River on the
boundary of lot 63; thence south forty
thence east 20 chains; thence south 40
thence   west   20   chains;   thence   nt
chains; thence west 30 chains; thenc
60 chains; thence east 30 chains to
commencement, containing 260 acres
Dated May 8th,   1912.
A. G. Sivell, _|
June 29 r^
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that John  Elliott
ronto,   Ont.,   Merchant,  intends  to a|
permission    to    purchase   the    follow
scribed lands:    Commencing at a post
two miles south of the mouth of Be,
on   the   eastern   boundary   of   timber
30192;    thence  south 60  chains;  thei
60   chains;   thence   north   60   chains_V
west   60   chains  to  point  of   commci|
containing 360 acres.
Dated May 8th,  1912.
• A. G. Sivell,
june 29
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that James  P.
Montreal, Que., broker, intends to al
permission to purchase the following cr
lands:     Commencing at  a  post  plan
and   one-half   miles  in   an   easterly   il
from  the  mouth  of  Bear  River  andl
south-east   corner   pf   timber   licencl
thence south 48 chains to thc north b|
of   timber   licence   37477;    thence
chains;   thence north 48 chains;  thi
35  chains,   to  point  of  commencemei
taining 170 acres more or less.
Dated this 8th day of May, 1912.
A. G. Sivell,  '
june 29
District of Sayward
TAKE   NOTICE  that   Jane   Here
Chicago,   111.,   widow,   intends   to   ai
permission to purchase the following c
lands:     Commencing at  a  post  plan
mile south-east of the mouth of Bel
and   at   the   north-east   corner   of  til
cence 30192;   thence south 50'chains
east 80 chains; thence north $.-chains
west  80   chains  to  point  of  commel
containing 400 acres.
Dated May 8th, 1012.
A. G. Sivell, _■ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
lthe Editor of The Week:
fr,—I have read with interest and
[sure  Mr.   Winterburn's  reply to
letter   of  the   6th   instant,  pub-
ed in your paper of the 13th, and
glad to see further incidents re
lig to our great Yorkshire sailor
laccurately   stated.   The   incident
lit  the   shilling   is   quite   correct,
ll may further say that Cook took
fry much to heart that his strict
frity had been in any way im-
ped and when his father tried to
Liade him to stay with Sanderson
ling that the latter  had humbly
pgized for the charge he made;
replied: "No father, once a thief
fs a thief, I cannot stay."   The
trity for this statement is Mrs.
[, the married daughter of Saun-
In.   Seeing that Cook was bent
laving his service and Cook ining his  choice of a sailor's life
lentioned  in  my  letter  of  the
IMr.  Saunderson,  who tried to
|all the amends he could to the
man, took him to Whitby to
|all the amends he could to the
man,   took   him   to   Whitby
j he was duly apprenticed to Mr.
fWalker  for three  years.     My
rity  for   Grape   Lane,  Whitby,
Irape  Street, is taken  from an
Irectory of Whitby, now in my
ision, dated 1823, but as Mr. Kit-
pi  his  "Captain  Cook," calls  it
Street, I thought probably in
rears the name "Lane" had been
|d to "Street," and so I adopted
ly previous letter.    I find now
|Mr. Winterburn it is still called
I expect the hooks in the at-
tams,    also    mentioned  in  Mr.
Irburn's  letter,  for  the  Walker
Irtices to sling their hammocks
len on shore were none of them
tsed by  Cook  for the  reasons
in my last letter,
now  I  desire  to  correct one
I error in Mr. Winterburn's letter
plating to Cook but to our '___-.
hero,    George    Vancouver,
lin  Vancouver  never  served   in
Majesty's service as an able seals the accompanying letter latc-
Tt to the Vancouver Province by
If   will   clearly   show.   If   you
please publish this letter in The
as an addenda to this letter,
liiyr. this  very  question,  a  trap
which   numbers  of  persbns  ig-
\_  of the  way  in  which  young
omen had to enter the Navy in
lays of Nelson and St. Vincent,
(have fallen, will be, I trust, reid for good, at least on the coast
Iritish   Columbia.    An   incorrect
Inent or rather a mis-statement
truth    once given    publicity
I*, to me to die harder than any-
\ else, especially when the incor-
ess  is to  some  extent half the
verifying the  old  saying that
that is half the truth is always
lorst of lies."
Itoria, B.C., 16th July, 1912.
iditor of the Province:
-May I, in a small way, reply
c;h the "Province" to an editorial
lias appeared in the "Toronto
li" published in your paper, 14th
last, relating to a naval officer,
|in George Vancouver, R.N., who
many others look upon as the
li saint of British Columbia and
|ose honour the Progress Club
icouver city are, with credit and
Ir to themselves, about to erect
lument to his memory.
|sidering the enlightened age in
* we live it is a most astonish-
ling to me that people who at-
lto write history cannot find out
luth before rushing into print.
lis the editor of the "Toronto
r who, I feel sure, is an edu-
Iman, making statements in an
|al in his paper which are not
jrdance with the truth.   May I,
ore, respectfully place this gen-
right, for the benefit at least
readers of the "Province," re-
Ig several  errors  he  has pub-
|tain George Vancouver was not
1758, but on the 22nd of June,
1757, his birthplace being King's
Lynn, Norfolk, and he was the
youngest child of John Gasper Vancouver and Bridget Berners, his wife,
and he was baptized on the 16th of
March at St. Margaret's Church, in
that town. His father was the Deputy
Collector of Customs at King's Lynn.
I may state here that through my
representations to influential persons
in King's Lynn a tablet to his memory
will no doubt be placed in the near
future on the house in which he was
born, a gentleman, named Simms, having taken the matter in hand. Captain Vancouver did not join the royal
navy as an able seaman in the sense
as might be inferred from the editorial
in the "Globe: All gentlemen's sons
had in those days on entering the
navy to be placed on the Ship's Book
either as an able seaman, captain's
servant or volunteer, as the opportunity offered, in Vancouver's case
able seaman, but at the same time the
youth was placed on the quarterdeck
as an officer in the rank now known
as naval cadet. When the youthful
officer had, through experience, gained
an insight into his duties he was then
rated midshipman; thus on his first
voyage in the "Resolution" with Captain Cook, Vancouver was a naval
cadet and as such received his navigational education from Mr. Wales,
the astronomer and naval instructor
of that ship, and to whose valuable
assistance in his youthful days and
in his memory, Captain Vancouver
named Point Wales, the north point
of entrance to Observatory Inlet, the
south point being at the same time
named Point Maskelyne after the then
astronomer royal. On his second
voyage to sea (Cook's third and last
voyage) Vancouver was a midshipman on the "Discovery."
During the writing of my book,
"British Columbia Coast Names,"
copies of which are now in possession
of many influential gentlemen in
Vancouver, including a copy which I
presented to the Vancouver City Library, where it may be seen; I made
every enquiry regarding Vancouver's
history and instead of him. being designated "a rough sea dog" as mentioned in the "Toronto Globe," he
was the very opposite, being kind and
thoughtful to his subordinates, but a
strict disciplinarian, the latter, as
every seaman knows, a vital necessity
in any vessel where the comfort and
safety of those serving on board is
the captain's greatest consideration,
and which line of action every true
sailor appreciates. In my book, under the heading of Vancouver Island,
the only true and I trust interesting
account of the life of Captain George
Vancouver has been first published.
Captain, Fisheries Protection
Service, Canada.
Victoria, B. C, 15 July, 1912.
July 16th, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—In view of the fact that in
the older countries the posting of
roadside advertising devices has become a nuisance, whilst such is hardly in evidence at all in this province
as yet, I would suggest the present
as being a most opportune time for
legislation to be passed in order to
prevent this occurring in this province, and deem the matter worthy
of your support and influence.
As an example of the manner in
which they are at present treating this
subject in France I enclose you a
cutting from an English paper of recent date.
Yours faithfully,
"Spoiling the Landscape—Drastic
Action in France
"The roadside advertising nuisance
which has afflicted most European
countries appears likely to become
unknown in France. A Bill has been
brought before Parliament, and is
likely to become law at a very early
date, under which roadside posters
will be taxed so heavily that even the
most successful business firms will be
unable to indulge in the luxury of
spoiling the landscape. There is already a law protecting historic buildings and natural beauty spots, but, as
these are very few in  number, the
efficacy of the law is not great. Under the new law, full liberty will be
allowed the bill-sticker on walls and
houses and on any hoardings within
one hundred yards of an agglomeration of houses or habitable buildings.
Beyond this area the prohibitive taxes
will be applied, and how prohibitive
they are may be gathered from one
example. A hoarding having an area
of about 20 sq. yds. will be taxed to
the extent of £1328 per annum. The
tax on even a small hoarding is
heavy, and the rate increases as the
hoarding grows in dimensions. A
period of six months is allowed in
which present contracts can be terminated. In order to remove temptation from country people, an article
of the law provides that agricultural
land partly employed for advertising
purposes shall be taxed according to
its agricultural value plus the value
represented by the advertising. So
far as the towns are concerned, there
will be no change whatever; but, in
view of the high taxes to be applied,
it is difficult to believe that any business firm will continue to make use
of the countryside for announcing its
wares to the public."—The Motor.
A Lincoln Letter
"Dear Johnson,—Your request for
$80 I do not think it best to comply
with now. At the various times when
I have helped you a little you have
said to me 'We can get along very
well now,' but in a very short time I
find you in the same difficulty again.
Now this can only happen by some
defect in your conduct—what that
defect is I think I know; you are not
lazy, and still you are an idler. I
don't know whether, since I saw you,
you have done a good whole day's
work in any one day. You do not
very much dislike to work, and still
you do not work much, merely because it does not seem to you that
you could get much for it. This
habit of uselessly wasting time is the
whole difficulty and it is vastly important for 5M-1 ahd $.11 more so to
your children, that you should break
the habit. It. is more important to
them, because they have longer to
live and can keep out of an idle habit
before they are in it easier than they
can get out after they are in it. You
are now in need of some ready
money, and what I propose is that
you should go to work, tooth and
nail, for somebody who will give you
money for it. Let father and your
boys take charge of things at home,
prepare for a crop and make the crop,
and you go to work for the best
money, or in discharge of any debt
you owe, that you can get; and then
to secure you a fair reward for your
labour, I now promise you that for
every dollar you will, between this
and the first of next May get for your
labour, either in money or as your
own indebtedness, I will then give
you one other dollar. By this, if you
will hire yourself at $10 a month,
from me you will get ten more, making $20 a month for your work. In
this I do not mean you should go off
to St. Louis, or the Mead mines, or
the gold mines in California, but I
mean for you to go at it for the best
wages you can get close to home, in
Cole county. Now, if you will do this
you will soon be, out of debt, and,
what is better, you will havc a habit
that will keep you from getting in
debt again. But if I should now clear
you out, next year you would be just
as deep in as ever. You say you
would almost give your place in
Heaven for $70 or $80; then you
value your place in Heaven very
cheap—for I am sure you can with
the offer I make get the $70 or $80
in four or five months' work. You
say if I will furnish you the money
you will deed me the land, and if
you don't pay the money back you
will deliver possession. Nonsense!
If you can't now live with the land
how will you live without it? You
have always been kind to me, and I
do not mean to be unkind to you.
On the contrary, if you will but follow my advice you will find it worth
more than eight times eighty dollars
to you. Affectionately, your brother,
While there is no lack of affection
in this letter, it is apparent that Lin-
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Chas. Pemy, mob.
coin absolutely understood the psychology of the man who never gets
along in the world. His diagnosis of
the individual who is not really lazy,
but who never does a full day's work,
because he has an idea that he is
not getting enough for his labours is
faultless, and his rebuke to the folly
of the borrower who, for the sake of
being "flush" for a week is willing
to sacrifice all his possessions, shows
the practical wisdom of the man.
His method of encouraging his
brother to really get action upon himself shows his altruistic spirit, but it
also has its moral. The man who
tries to do a full day's work is, as a
rule, earning a bonus without knowing it. It may not come in cash at
the end of the month as Lincoln proposed, or in his envelope at the end
of the year, but by the efficiency
which a man who makes a habit of
industry acquires he so increases his
value that every honest stroke he puts
in is tantamount to putting money in
the bank. It would be interesting to
know whether Johnston really went
to work or not.
The Dallas Hotel
Victoria, B.C.
"The Sea-side Hotel"
Situated on the Dallas Esplanade, vvith magnificent view
of the Straits of Juan de
Fuca. Recently refurnished
throughout and under new
Rates: $2.!j0 per day and up.
American Plan.
Special  terms  per  week  or
per month.
JAMES KEY, Manager
Get il at Bottle's and
be Safe
The First
In treating sickness in your
home is to call in a Doctor.
The next is to get his prescription filled. That's our
part of the work. We keep
only the best, purest Drugs
and Ingredients, and are prepared in every way to take
care of your interests.
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
Miss Wadmore has left on a visit
to her sister in Lethbridge.
* »   *
Mr. D. McRae has arrived in the
city from Calgary on a short holiday.
* *   *
Mr. A. H. Appleton of Edmonton is
a guest at the Empress.
* *   *
Miss Watson of Vancouver is the
guest of Mrs. A. S. Watson, at Chilliwack.
* *   *
Mrs. W. J. H. Holmes and her son
have left for the Camobell River for
a couple of weeks' outing.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Potts of Nanaimo came into
town on Tuesdav and is registered at
the King Edward Hotel.
* *   *
Mayor Proctor of Santa Monica is
visiting his brother, Mr. T. G. Proctor, of Victoria Avenue, Oak Bay.
* *   *
Miss Sharp of Halifax has been the
guest of the Hon. D. M. and Mrs.
Eberts, Gorge Road.
* *   *
Mrs. St. George of Cowichan Bay
is the guest of Miss Tyrwhitt Drake,
Pleasant Street.
* *   *
Mrs. P. G. Shallcross, with her
baby and nurse, are spending the
summer months here.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shillingford
of Graveley Street, Vancouver, have
left for the East on an extended visit.
* *   *
Mr. Charles Loewen of the Terminal City, paid a short visit in town
during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Sankey recently arrived from
the Old Country and is staying with
her mother Mrs. George Keefer, Pemberton Road.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Stevenson, Burdette avenue,
is enjoying a pleasant holiday at Mrs.
Rundle   Nelson's   camp   on   Pender
* *   *
Mrs. Cambie and Miss Cambie of
Vancouver have been the guests of
Mrs.  E.  Crowe  Baker at her lovely
home on the Arm.
* *   *
Mrs. Robertson, accompanied by
her daughter, Miss Sidney Robe .son,
of Winnipeg, are in Victoria and are
guests at "Roccabella."
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Guy S. Rothwell returned from Banff last Wednesday
and left again on Friday for Duncan, where they are going to live in
the future.
* *   *
Mr. Dick Bennett of Vancouver has
left Vancouver where he has been
in business for the past few years
and is making Chilliwack his headquarters now.
* *   *
Mr. Maurice Carmichael has arrived
in Victoria from England and will
spend his   summer   holidays   at his
parents' home at Oak Bay.
* *   *
Mrs. W. J. Goepel has returned to
Victoria, accompanied by her niece,
Miss Muriel Bate, and has taken up
her residence at 634 Michigan Street.
* *   *
Mrs. Oliver Macklem of Toronto,
who has been paying a visit to friends
at the Coast, has now returned to her
home in the East and taken Miss
Caroline Macklem of this place with
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Peters have
left the Hotel Vancouver, where they
have been living up to the present and
have moved into their lovely home at
Shaughnessy Heights.
* *   *
After a pleasant holiday spent at
their summer home at the Summit,
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McCurdy and
family are once again at their home
on the Esquimalt Road.
* *   *
Miss Georgina Newton entertained
a few friends at a tea given at her
mother's home on Blanchard Street
last Tuesday in honour of Mrs. Goodfellow, who is visiting here from
Seattle. The invited guests were:
Mrs. R. H. Bevan, Mrs. Dupont, Miss
Dupont, Mrs. Charles, Mrs. D. M.
Eberts, Miss Nellie Dupont, Mrs.
Blaiklock, Mrs. John Irving, Mrs.
Keith Wilson, Miss Keith Wilson,
Miss Finlayson and Miss Goodie McKenzie.
* *   *
Mrs. Charles V. Spratt, Rockland
avenue, gave a small auction bridge
tea on Tuesday last. The following
are   a   few  of  those   present:   Mrs.
Twigg, Mrs. Arthur Harvey, Mrs.
Hermann Robertson, Miss Eva Loewen, Mrs. Roger Monteith, Mrs. Arbuthnot, Miss Arbuthnot, Mrs. Bechtel, Mrs. Lennox, Mrs. Savage, Mrs.
T. 0. Mackay, Mrs. Bernard Heisterman, Mrs. Mackenzie Cleland, Mrs.
Charles Todd, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs.
Heyland, Mrs. Rithet, Mrs. Raymur,
Miss D. Raymur, Mrs. Little and Mrs.
* *   *
Mrs. John Irving and Mrs. Weston
were joint hostesses at a very small
and informal christening tea last
week for _ Mrs. Weston infant
daughter, Evadne Jane. Those present were: The Rev. J. T. Sweet, Miss
Sweet, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Blaiklock, Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Denison, Miss
Monteith, Mrs. Stevenson, Miss Tuck,
Mrs. Ernest Hanington, Miss Hanington, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. M. Cane,
Miss Currie, Mr. Denison, Miss Wark,
Miss Violet Pooley, Miss Newcombe,
Miss Wilson. The tea table was very
daintily arranged with sweet peas of
pale colours.
* #   *
The marriage was celebrated recently at Christ Church, Vancouver,
of Miss Kathleen Clare, of Birmingham, England, and Mr. Cyril H. P.
Summer. The Rev. C. C. Owen officiated at the ceremony. The bride,
who was married in a smart tailored
costume with hat to match, was attended by Mrs. Helen M. Gibson, who
had come out from the Old Country
for the purpose of being present at
the wedding. Only a few intimate
friends of the bride and groom were
present. After the ceremony the wedding party repaired to Glencoe Lodge,
where a very dainty repast was served.
* *   *
An interesting wedding took place
on Thursday when Father Laterme
united in marriage Miss Mary Zarelli,
daughter of Mr. Joseph Zarelli, of
Rudlin Avenue, and Mr. Samuel' Sici-
liano, of the City Detective Department. Miss Ethel Newberry acted as
bridesmaid, while Detective Fry supported the groom. A delightful wedding breakfast was served later at the
bride's home when the many friends
of the young couple were present to
wish them joy. After the honeymoon,
which i-; be'ii ,* spent in San Francisco, Pprtlar ' and Seattle. Mr, and Mrs.
Sicilian© , 11I make their home in Victoria.
* *,*   *
One of the prettiest weddings of
the season was that of Mai v Marjorie,
eldest daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. Leonard Tait, Victoria Wea, and Mr.
John Scudmore Cunningham; also of
this place. The marriage eeremonv
took place at 8 o'clock at St. Saviour's
Church in the presence of the many
friends of both the bride and groom.
The youthful bride was daintily attired in a simple but handsome dress
of embroidered silk ne. over soft
whitesatin. She carried a sheaf of
white lilies tied with white satin ribbon. Her two younger sisters, the
Misses Hazel and Amy Tait, made
pretty bridesmaids and wore quaint
dresses of pale pink ninon over satin
finished off with a large black bow at
thc back. On their heads they wore
knob caps of union and lace and carried bouquets of sweet peas to tone
with their costumes. Mr. Stanley
Okell supported the groom. Mr. and
Mrs. Cunningham were the recipients
of many beautiful gifts,
* *   *
Mrs. H, Mackenzie Cleland was
hostess at a very smart tea last Wednesday given at the Empress Hotel.
Among those present were: Mrs.
Fullerton, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. Herbert Kent,
Mrs. VV. Langlev, Miss Lawson, Mrs.
W. H. Langley, Mrs. Sampson, Mrs.
Miller, Mrs. Allan, Miss Allan, Mrs.
Blaiklock, Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. H. Beaven,
Mrs. Love, Mrs. Coultard, Mrs. R.
S. Day, Mrs. Alan Dumbleton, Mrs.
D. M. Eberts, Mrs. Erb, Mrs. Hibben,
Mrs. Angus, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. T. S.
Gore, Mrs. R. W. Gibson, Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Griffiths, Miss Galletly, Mrs.
Hanington, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Douglas Hunter, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Lennox, Mrs. J. A. Macdonald, Mrs. A. E.
McPhillips, Lady McBride, Mrs. J. D.
Pemberton, Mrs. C. Payne, Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Rissmuller,
Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Smith, Miss Smith,
Mrs. Shallcross, Mrs. C. V. Spratt,
Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Solly, Mrs. Slings-
by, Mrs. Troup, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs.
Watt,   Mrs.   McCallum  and  a great
many others.
* *   *
Last Thursday the marriage of Miss
Bush, daughter of Mrs. H. Bush, to
Mr.  Charles N.  H,  Gowen, also  of
Victoria, took place. The ceremony
was performed by the Rev. Father
Silver at the "Palace," at which only
the immediate relatives and friends of
the young couple were present. The
bride was very beautifully attired in
a soft clinging robe of white Cha-
meuse satin with touches of lovely
Venetian lace and fine seed pearl embroidery. Her bridal veil, which was
of fine rare old lace, was held in place
with the conventional wreath of
orange blossoms, while her bouquet
was a sheaf of white Madonna lilies
tied with long streamers of white
tulle. Miss Laddie Watkiss, who was
attired in shell pink crepe de chine
with a large picture hat made a very
pretty flower girl. She carried a bouquet of shaded pink sweet peas and
wore a very quaint bracelet, the gift
of the bridegroom. Mr. Harry Donegal- ably filled the position of best
man. An informal reception was held
after the wedding ceremony at "Rose-
dale," the beautiful home of the
groom's father, Mr. C. N. Gowen,
which had been artistically arranged
with quantities of pale pink and white
sweet peas. The bride's mother, Mrs.
Bush, received in a handsome dress
of black velvet. Mrs. C. N. Gowen
wore a becoming dress of pearl grey
silk. After receiving the hearty congratulations of their friends the happy couple left for Portland. The
bride's going-away costume was a
smart white cloth coat and skirt with
revers of pink panne velvet and a
large picture hat.
From underneath the "bowler" brim
In vain the maiden smiled at him;
She raised it lightly at the side,
Still he Cupid's dart defied.
She tilted it upon her nose,
But still the wretch would  not propose.
Now high in front the brim doth roll—
The Lord havc mercy on his soul!
"Blinkcnstein   simply   abhors   women   barbers."
"He has some sort of a reason, I suppose,"
"Yes;   he says he can never forget the bum
haircut that Delilah gave Samson."
"I've been working two or three evenings,
making an umbrella stand," says the man who
has taken up arts and crafts endeavour.
"Two or three evenings!" exclaims the
other man. "Why waste all that time? Why
don't you lean it in a corner or stick it in
the ground?"
Old Country Barber Shop
Honey and Flowers Hair Tonic
An  excellent  Tonic   Dressing  for   the
Hair, 50c, 75c and $1.00 per bottle
Charles Cordon Steuart,  Hair Expert
637 Fort Street
Apl 20 S July 27
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Sidney
Water and Power Company, Limited, of 607
Sayward Block, Victoria, II. C, will apply for
a licence to take and use one cubic foot
per second of water out of a spring, which
flows in an easterly direction through Section
5, Range 11 E., North Saanich, and empties
into tlie ground 400 feet east. The water
will be diverted at the spring and will be
used for Municipal purposes on tlie land
described as the townsite of Sidney.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 13th day of July, 1912. The application
will bc filed in the office of the Water Recorder  at  Victoria,   11.   C.
Objections may be tiled with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
B. C.
By Bert D. White, Agent,
july 20 aug, 10
For,a Licence to Store or Pen Back Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Sidney Water
and Power Company, Limited, of 607 Sayward
Block, Victoria, B. C, will apply for' a
licence to store one million gallons of water
from a spring flowing in an easterly direction
through Section 5, Range n E., North
Saanich. Thc water will bc stored in a
reservoir of above capacity, built or to bc
built at lhe spring and will be used for
Municipal purposes, under a notice of application for a licence to take and use water,
posted herewith, on the land described as
Section 5, Range 11, North Saanich.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 13th day of July, 1912. The application
will bc filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria, B. C.
Objections may bc filed with the said Water
Recorder  or with  thc  Comptroller of  Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.  C.
By Bert D, White, Agent,
july 20 aug. 10
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Olympia Oyster Cocktail 35 Eastern Oysters on Shell 40
Little Neck Clams on Shell 40    Crab Cocktail 25
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Chicken Broth and Rice 15 Navy Bean Soup 15
Broiled Salmon Rasher Bacon 40 Fried Smelts Sauce Colbert!
Filet of Sole Sauce Tartar 40    Halibut Steak Anchovy Butter 4o|
Fresh Cod en Bordure Florentine 40
Ragout of Beef a la Deutch 40        French Pancake Jelly 25
Shirred Eggs Meyerbeyer with Broiled  Kidneys 45
Sweetbread Cutlets with Peas and Mushrooms 50
Stuffed Tomatoes Crabmeat 25
Whole Squab Chicken en Casserole $1.00
Small Sirloin Steak Broiled Tomatoes 75
Filet   Mignon  a  la  Westholme
Prime Ribs of Beef au Jus 40,   Extra 75
Local Young Turkey Cranberry Sauce 75
Fresh Asparagus 35     ..New Potatoes 20     ..New Garden Peas
Fresh Spinach Cauliflower in Cream 15
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Sliced Tomatoes 25 Chicken Mayonaise So
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Iced Canteloupe:  Half 15,  Whole 25 Lemon Cream Pie
Fresh Raspberry Pie 15     Custard Pie 10     Cup Custard 10
Rice Custard Pudding 10     Gooseberry Pie 10
Sago Pudding 10
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Please don't forget to reserve your tables.   L. Turner, Music
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apl 20
We have a few Summer Togs left in the way of Light Tweeds ai
Flannels, and in order to make room for our new shipment we a
are offering them at a Special Price of $15.00.   If you haven't g
your vacation suit yet, now is your chance.
T. B. Guthbartson & Co., I
F. A. GOWEN, Managing Director
The Royal Cash Register
At $50, $60 and $75 Each
Agents Phone 63
Victoria Book & Stationery Co., Lte
1004 Government Street THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
'Soito Voce
The Week's Humours and
(By The Hornet)
Jit the Victoria Automobile As-
lion has taken up the Carmody
|in earnest and has given the
Club a choice specimen of
|>us letter-writing.
Jt   the   emphasis   of   the   letter
be greatly strengthened if ac-
lere taken against the Victoria
lists who accompanied Carmody.
* *   *
discipline as well as charity
begin at home.
as far as "Hornet" knows the
|a  Club   has  not  yet  expelled
its members, although several
fell earned the distinction.
* *   *
the letter of Mr. Albert Grif-
|i the current issue, is too valu-
be overlooked.
| if we  are  to  have  Colman's
on   our   landscape Coleman
i pay for it.
* *   *
lthe new rules of the road are
It, and their enforcement will
Victoria Streets the safest on
* *   *
| the Police now have "the ball
feet" and if they will insist
[d enforcement their troubles
an end.
* *   *
it is the duty of a chauffeur
"dead" rather than run over
failure to recognise this
| a serious accident at the foot
nson Street on Wednesday.
* *   *
when a foot passenger gets
II" the only thing, is for the
|to stop.
* *   #
the new rates for hack hire
above reproach.
* *      *
in other cities a single pas-
I is carried a mile for fifty cents.
\oing for a
re money for your
lp by getting your
^cation Togs at our
pome of Hobberlin Clothes
608 Yates St.
Next to Imperial Bank
That the Transfer Companies have
had their own way too much in fixing the rates.
That a charge of $2.50 for four persons for any distance over half a
mile is ridiculous.
That these rates are higher than the
New York rates.
That the whole trouble is that too
many men are trying to live on the
* *   *
That excessive rates are a permanent tax on  our own  citizens,  antl a
check on tourist trade.
* *   •*.
That in this, as in many other matters, "competition" is swallowed up
by "combination."
* *   *
That Ex-Alderman Langley got the
best of the argument about the Foul
Bay Road By-law, but he is wrong in
supposing that the City Council of
1911 can afford to throw stones at
that of 1912.
* *   *
That it is not a fact that the Victoria City Council is worse than any
other city council;   they are all bad
* *   *
That even in "Toronto the Good"
the citizens are swearing at the Council—"sotto voce."
* *   *
That there are many people who
think that all City council-men should
be drawn and quartered, but they reelect them all the same—with a few
notable  exceptions.
* *   *
That Ex-Alderman Langley can afford to cheer up; there will be no
more "cheap" aldermen when the
ward system is abolished.
* *   *
That when the whole city speaks as
one man it will be "Vox populi Vox
* *   *
That one of the best 'innovations
that could be introduced into Victoria
would be public seats on the boulevards and in open spaces.
* *   *
That the condition of the Dallas
Road and the Marine Drive, round
Ross Bay Sea-wall is a standing advertisement of Victorian indolence.
* *   *
That this neglect is all the less excusable because there is plenty of
money left over.
That it would seem to be opposed
to the spirit of the place, to finish a
job while you are at it.
* *   *
That all rooming and apartment
houses should be under strict surveillance, the same as hotels.
That it ought to be compulsory to
take out a licence for this class of
* *   *
That up to date the transient hotel
business has been less than for some
years past.
* *   *
That this is due to Victoria having
earned the reputation of being the
dearest holiday resort on the coast.
That if one is to "tell the truth and
shame the devil" it deserves its reputation.
* *   *
That no city was ever yet made a
popular  pleasure  resort  on  "fancy"
* #   *
That the three dearest things in
Victoria are: hacks, fruit, and water,
and all three are indispensable for
holiday making.
* *   *
That if the price of all these was
cut in half everyone would be happy
and the visitors would sojourn in our
+   *   *
That the Government gets on very
well without the Provincial Architect.
Perhaps the office is superfluous.
* *   *
That hotel rates in Victoria and
Vancouver are just double what they
are in Seattle, for similar accommodation.
* *   *
That this is said to be a sign of
That "Hornet" is prepared to make
a bet that Mr. Allen did not stage
"Nell Gwynne" of his own accord.
* *   *
That his sound dramatic instinct
would have kept him away from historic plays with Court costumes.
* *   *
That several of the ladies found it
almost as difficult to manage their
dresses as their accent.
That the Duchess of Portsmouth's
elocution was so defective that the
audience had to guess at what she
was saying.
That Miss Verna Felton was very
ill advised to tackle a part entirely
beyond her "metier."
* *   *
That the best thing everybody can
do is to "forget it," then they need
not dispute as to whether it was a
comedy, a farce, or a burlesque.
* *   *
That in future if the members of
the Company feel impelled to wear
Court Dress they might hire Gordon's
* *   *
That when, Mr. Wynne Meredith
has finished squaring the circle he is
going to try to square the performances of the Westholme Lumber Co.
with their promises.
* *   *
That he is tackling the former problem first   because   it is   much   the
* *   *
That it is not the Westholme Lumber Co. so much as the Victoria Council which is on its trial.
* *   *
That it is all a question of "backbone" and "bluff," and whether the
contractors have more of the latter
than the Council of the former.
* *   *
That Habeas Corpus was not instituted for the sole purpose of procuring the release of "procuresses."
* *   •*.
That Mr. Harrison has rendered a
signal service to the City by the determined manner in which he has carried this nauseous case to a successful conclusion.
That he has rid the City of a pest,
and proved that British Law is all
right when honestly administered.
(By Estelle May Nolte)
There,  little boy, don't cryl
They have taken your gun, I know,
And  your  fireworks,  too,
And your cannon  new,
Belong to tlie long ago;
But cheer up now and cease to sigh-
There,   little  boy,  don't cry,
Don't* cry!
There, little boy, don't cryl
They have stopped your noise, I know,
And   the   shells  and  boombs
and the shells and bombs
Are things of the long ago;
But better things will soon come by—
There,   little  boy,  don't  cry,
Don't cryl
There, little boy, don't cry!
You are now growing up, I know,
But you're one of those boys
Who will make a great noise
That can help v/ake the world: and so
You   will   hit   the   right   mark,   lm   sure,   if
you try—
There,   little  boy,  don't  cry,
Don't cry!
It lies  through  two  swing  doors  swung  to.
The attendance is always full;
Some by the door marked "Push" get through,
And   the   rest   through   the   door   marked
No one cares to listen to* the hard-luck
stories of the one who has failed, but we all
like to hear the failures of the man who
has succeeded.
"I'm surprised to hear that you are to be
married again; your husband hasn't been dead
over six months." "Yes, but he is as dead
as he ever will be."
District  of  Coast
TAKE NOTICE that I,  Morton S. Jones,
of Wyatt Bay, occupation Farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described    lands;—Commencing    at    a    post
planted  about  20 chains South-westerly from
Moh Creek, Bute Inlet, thence west 10 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains
or to shore; thence meandering shore to commencement, containing about 160 acres.
Dated June  13,  1912.
July 20 sept. 21
District  of  Coast
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. Simon Mettlcr,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation Broker, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted on south end of a small Island
in mouth of "Long Bay," Okishollo Channel;
thence meandering said  Island to commencement, containing about  25 acres.
Dated June 23,  1012.
Morton S. Jones, Agent.
July 20 sept. 21
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may 8 (S) oct 19 14
Continued from Page I
Police Commissioners for Victoria has
adopted a very wise course in passing
a resolution to the effect that the time is
opportune to establish a police pension fund,
similar to that imposed in the majority of
the other cities of the country.   The Legislature has already given the City Council
power to devote money to such a purpose.
This was the outcome of a resolution passed
at the annual meeting of the Chief Constables' Association several years ago.   This
seems to be one of those schemes which has
everything in its favour; the proposal is not
only humane but just.   W'th every department of the public service recognising the
principle of pension funds there is no possible argument against the inclusion of the
Police.   Their case is, if anything, stronger
than that of the average public servant.
Their pay is small, their occupation is hazardous, they are subject to exposure which
has a marked effect on the vital statistics
of the force.   In the natural order of things
it is impossible for a policeman to continue
in service at an advanced age, and yet the
very nature of that service unfits him for
other occupations.   The policeman is worse
off than almost any public servant, if he is
not provided with a pension, and in spite
of the privilege which we all exercise to the
full of criticising and abusing him there is
no public servant who, on the whole, fills
so important a place in the community or
fills it so well.
option is dropped. This would not mean
that investigation had failed to confirm the
first reports, because no such investigation
has been held. It would simply mean that
for other reasons Messrs. Mackenzie and
Mann are disinclined to carry out the deal.
Whatever they may do, there can be no
question of the importance of the coalfield.
The investigations of such reliable authorities as Jarhes McEvoy and .the Provincial
Mineralogist leave no room for doubt. In
the Groundhog deposits British Columbia
has one of the largest anthracite and semi-
anthracite coalfields on the Continent, which
must ultimately play an important part in
the development of Northern B. C. If the
present option is not exercised the worst result will be another dissappointment for
Stewart, but in any event it cannot be long
before such a valuable coalfield is exploited
and operated. Meanwhile a little less gush
and a little less newspaper boosting might
be not an unmixed evil.
RUMOURS—It is greatly to be hoped
that the very persistent rumour of
the last few days to the effect that
Messrs. Mackenzie and Mann are not going
to exercise their option on the Groundhog
Coalfields is unfounded. So much has been
said of this remarkable deposit, and its
value has been so emphatically endorsed by
engineers of the highest status that it would
be a severe blow to mining enterprise if the
NEW HOSPITAL—It is ajmost unnecessary to recapitulate what has
been said so many times in the
columns of The Week on the subject of a
new hospital. Furthermore, at the annual
meeting of the Board Mr. D. E. Campbell,
the chairman, delivered a splendid address
which completely covered the ground. The
case lies in a nutshell. The present hospital is inadequate. It cannot be adapted
to modern requirements. There is a crying
and increasing need for greater accommodation. Forty per cent, more than the number of patients for which the Hospital is designed are at present being treated. The
sum of $500,000 is required to erect an institution commensurate with the needs of
such a growing city as Victoria. If the
City would vote $200,000 there is utile
doubt that the Provincial Government
would do the same. The ladies of Victoria
are in a position to guarantee the balance.
There should be no hesitation in a matter of
such prime importance and such urgent
PANAMA CANAL—Great Britain has
made a protest against the proposed
legislation by the Congress of the
United States, with regard to the Panama
Canal. It is regrettable that this should
have been necessary. The Hay-Paunce-
forte Treaty was expected to prevent misunderstanding with respect to the operation
and tolls of the Canal. In the opinion of
the Foreign Office the proposal of the American Government constitutes a breach of
faith which is all the more reprehensible
because the effect would be to accord the
United States an advantage, which the
Treaty named was intended to prevent. The
attempt of the United States Secretary of
State to establish a differentiation between
"relieving" United States vessels from tolls
and "refunding" them is a stroke of Machi-
vellian humour which will hardly be appreciated by the Foreign Office. It will be
interesting to watch the outcome, especially
as the effect of the American proposal
would be to place at least 75 per cent, of
the American "re-fund" upon the shoulders
of British shipping firms.
something definite has been dond
Board of Directors of the Vici
Opera House Co., Limited, has given oil
to clear the decks, preparatory to acl
Sufficient money is in hand to justify!
step and somewhere about September
the foundations of a new theatre shout
laid on the site at the South-east corn||
Blanchard  and  Broughton  Streets.
Board of Directors is strong and influ|
and there can be no question of its
to complete any project which it may lajj
Its decision to build a theatre modelldl
the Orpheum of Seattle will be gen|
applauded.   That is undoubtedly one c|
finest theatres on the Continent, it ii
last word in Theatrical ArchitecttirtJ
cannot fail to be a permanent monumf
the enterprise and broad-mindedness c|
Simon Leiser and his colleagues.
Times has been busy at another
guessing contest, this time a little
more foolish than any on which it has previously wasted its energies. In the short
space of twenty-four hours it had the Minister of Finance and Agriculture out of
office, and the respected member for the
lower Okanagan, Mr. Shatford, installed in
his place. No doubt if Mr. Ellison wished
to retire, Mr. Shatford would make an admirable successor, but the trouble with the
Times project is that Mr. Ellison has no
intention of retiring, and he has made such
a conspicuous success of both portfolios that
if he does not retain them indefinitely, it
will not be the fault of the Premier or the
public. This is the second time recently
that the Times has taken a hand in proposing the destiny of the Minister of
Finance, but it can hardly be said to have
made, a success of the role. •■•
County Council is out on th<|
path against "the exhibition
vertisements affecting injuriously the I
of public parks, and the exhibition
vertisements tending to disfigure the il
beauty of landscape."   The councillcj
also being urged "to restrain sensf
•theatrical posters revolting to the
whicii are to be found on nearly!
boarding throughout the Metropolis.!
thing is certain, that if these abomif
cannot be abolished in any other wai
might be taxed out of existence as a|
ence to the correspondence columns i
current issue will show.
NEMESIS—Mr. Justice Murpli
decided that the Police Com!
viction of the notorious
breaker, Estelle Durlin, who has defi
Authorities for years, was good, ant
stand. She will therefore serve her se
of six months, thanks largely to the _j
Mr. Harrison and the determination
Police—some of them.
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