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Array Ballantine,
Jenkinson & Co.
Real Estate, Insurance and
Financial Agents
telephone 3415 1219 Langley St.
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Published at Victoria. B. e.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
[ol. 10.   No
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
, VER-SEAS CLUB—On Wednesday
next Mr. Evelyn Wrench, the Promoter of the Over-Seas Club Move-
It, will be in Victoria.   He reaches the
lfic Coast after a journey of 7.000 iniles,
Inding over six weeks. The journey was
jrtaken to promote the interests of and
|liarise the public with the objects of the
-Seas Club Movement,   Mr. Wrench
lyoiing man, but has every right to be
aud one.   In a year he has managed
|itiate, organize and develop a world-
movement,  whicii now numbers tip-
Is   of   100,000   members,   every   one
Jed to advance  British interests and
lh ideals.   This is not the place to dis-
Jhe necessity for such an organization,
lie work which it is capable of doing,
lie may fitly congratulate the brilliant
|izer on having achieved a unique and
cedented   success.     On   Wednesday
lhe will address the members of the
Ibranch and their  friends.    On  that
Ion he will be supported by the Presi-
)f the Club and by Sir Richard Mc-
I, K.C.M.G., Honorary President, ancl
Clive Phillips Wolley, who, as well as
an active member of the Over-Seas
is better known as President of the
League.   Full particulars of the proline for this meeting will be found else-
_, and it is to be hoped that every
i.er will make a point of being present
lis important occasion
|UR   VISITORS — Victoria,   pronounced-by Mr. Leonard Palmer to
be "the  most  beautiful  and  most
lih  city  in  Canada,"  has  entertained
delegations, but none of greater im-
Ince  than   the   delegation   of   British
nfacturcrs, who   have  just   left after
lling two days in our midst.   To a man
(represented great interests and in the
L'gate untold millions of invested capi-
J At home they are carrying on giant
Js which at the same time are support-
lities ancl furnishing the sons of Greater
lin with the finest products of British
lifactures.    Among so  many  men  of
1 it would be invidious to single out a
for special mention, but one may be
Jsd, both by reason of his pre-eminence
(because he is the head of a firm known
lighout the world, A'Ir. Vickers of Vic-
J-Maxim, Ltd.   This gentleman repre-
I an enterprise which practically owns
[altogether controls the city of Barrow-
lurness, which, when they amalgamated
lin business interests ahd took it over
/ears ago, had a population of 50,000.
Ity it has a population of 200,000.   We
■very proud of our rapid development
lanada, ancl cities like Vancouver and
liipeg havc increased in as great a per-
lige, but not even they have added a
Jr population than this old English city,
|h in the memory of many of us was
more than a village.   To name this
[it to indicate that the spirit of enter-
is not dead in the Old Country, that
I her problems may be accumulating
[intensifying, they are faced with the
courage, the same determination and
J;ame intelligence which has lifted the
lierland   to   her   pre-eminent   position
lig the nations of the world.   The pre-
\. of Mr. Vickers here has an added
lest at this time, when the one subject
Irmost in all minds is the foundation of
Inadian navy.   If there is any firm in the
1:1 which is qualified to play the leading
lin carrying out any naval project which
lBorden may devise ancl the Canadian
lie endorse, it is the linn of Vickers-
lim, Ltd.   The visit of the eminent gen-
];n who have just left us has furnished
|>pportunity   for  exchanging  the finest
Itesies.     As   Mr.   Thomson,   the   able
liber for Victoria, said at the banquet
Thursday night, we like to see our Am-
|n cousins ancl we like to have their
by invested in developing the wonderful
resources of our Province, but to a man we
believe in British Preference. It is gratifying to know that our visitors enjoyed
themselves and that they appreciated the
beauties and attractions of our city ancl the
hospitality extended. Mr. Leonard Palmer
ancl Mr. Cayley delivered two exquisite
little speeches in returning thanks for
their reception. Unfortunately, both these
speeches seem to be lost to posterity, but it
is only clue to the civic authorities and to
the Board of Trade to preserve die one
quoted above in which Mr. Palmer so happily alliterates a definition of Victoria, and
also the remark of Mr. Cayley that "nowhere in Canada had they been entertained
with such exquisite viands, or with such an
intellectual feast as was provided to follow."
that the "stimulus," whose source is still a
mystery to the Colonist," is to take the
shape of a company who will make application for permission to build a tunnel to
Thurlow Island, whence one bridge only
will be necessary to make connection with
the Mainland. There are doubtless many
readers who have some recollection of the
enormous difficulties which were encountered in the construction of two tunnels
which will naturally revert to the mind, viz..
the Mt. Cenis Tunnel ancl the Severn Tunnel. Tn each case similar difficulties had
to be encountered which will be met with
in any such proposition affecting Seymour
Narrows, the presence of water and volcanic rock. Leaving the engineering question of grades out of the question, it would
It may not be usual, but il is only fair, in
this connection to compliment Mr. Jackson,
the manager of the Empress Hotel, on having set a high water-mark for public entertaining in the City of Victoria.
ago the readers of the Colonist were
gratified to learn through the medium
of the editorial columns that connection
with the Mainland "might receive a stimulus
from an unexpected source." Such an announcement naturally excited public interest, whicii was the rather increased by the
notification that the identity of the "source"
was unknown, even to the Colonist. It was
confidently expected that the "stimulus"
would take the form of a large monetary
contribution towards the scheme for erecting a bridge, and hopes were high that,
whatever form it might take, it would prove
a powerful incentive to the speedy fulfilment of the Island's hopes. However,
Thursday's Colonist sheds a little more light
on the subject, though, sad to say, the light
throws out no ray of hope.   It would appear
seem that any undertaking which contemplated the tunnelling of Seymour Narrows
would be inevitably doomed to failure on
the score of financial consideration alone.
An eminent engineer to whom the scheme
was propounded, unhesitatingly stated that
after clue comparison with thc cost of the
two engineering feats mentioned above, it
would cost, as a conservative estimate,
$100,000,000 to complete the tunnel. The
Colonist has repeatedly supported the Seymour Narrows Bridge project, the cost of
which is estimated at about $20,000,000, and
has lamented that difficulties have been
found in raising the amount. The Week-
would be glad to know by what process of
arithmetic the Colonist has arrived at thc
conclusion that the $100,000,000 scheme is
better worthy of support.
Fifth Regiment whicii has just terminated its annual training at Macaulay Plains, met with some well merited
enconiuins when the umpires, who wcre acting at the lati' manoeuvres in the neigh
bourhood of Goldstream, met to compare
their notes. Lieut.-Colonel Currie. commandant in charge of the brigade at Macaulay Plains, was specially complimented on
his choice of a position for defence, ancl
the success of the sham battle was in no
small ineasure due to the zeal an 1 intelligence displayed by this officer. It is not
a little gratifying that on this occasion,
when so many of the Coast militia were
present on one field of endeavour they
should have had the opportunity of impressing the Inspector in Chief of Military Operations from Ottawa in the person of Col.
Paley, who acted as one of the umpires and
gave expression to his gratification in no
measured terms. In addition to the highly
satisfactory showing which the Fifth made
at the Battle of Colwood, they have this
year created an enviable record for themselves during training by their shooting. On
one other point The Week would also like
tq extend its congratulations to the Regiment, anl that is on the number of men
who turned out to undergo their course under canvas. Never before have so many
men gone into camp ancl the enthusiasm
which prevailed this year is a happy omen
for the future.
are few things which do more to
cement international good feeling
than the sight of the people of two nations
at play. So long as the great body of citizens can find enjoyment in the society of
those of another country, just so long is
the "entente" firm ancl lasting, and though
there may be international bickerings oh
minor-issues which provoke temporary and
local bitterness, the main desire of the
people is clearly seen to be for peace ancl
friendship. For such reasons as the above
it is doubly gratifying to be able to record
the complete success of the great Barbecue
held on the Fourth of July this year at
Goldstream. when our American cousins,
resident in Victoria, celebrated the great
anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, ancl acted as hosts to the many friends
ancl neighbours of Canadian citizenship who
took the opportunity of making holiday ancl
helping in the festivities. That the greatest credit for the successful manner in
which the picnic and subsequent sports were
conducted is due to Mr. Abraham Smith,
the United States Consul in Victoria, goes
without saying. Mr. Smith has hosts of
friends in Victoria who know him personally, but he has many others who. without
the pleasure of an introduction to him, regard him with that respect and liking
which an honourable representative of a
friendlv nation always commands.
action in voting clown the contract,
with Mr. Mawson to inspect the
parks throughout the city and prepare plans
for their comprehensive improvement savours of breach of faith. Mr. Mawson is
a scenic artist and landscape gardener of
international repute who was recently in the
city on a visit ancl was approached by Alderman Cuthbert, the Chairman of the
Parks Committee, acting with the full
knowledge and consent of the Mayor and
some of his brother aldermen. The result
of thc interview was that Mr. Mawson.
who had never sought the work or expressed any desire tn undertake it, was requested lo draw iqi a plan for the general
betterment ui our parks an 1 open spaces.
His plan was approved by the Parks Committee and the sum necessary for the carrying out of the same was placed in the
estimates of the Committee and ratified by
thc Council. Moreover, ihe recommendation of the Parks Committee that the
arrangement with Mr. Mawson be ratified
by the Council and the City Solicitor instructed to draw up a contract under the
(Continued on Page /.'. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
It is seldom indeed that I permit
myself the luxury of a "lounge" outside the immediate vicinity of Victoria, though it is true that there
havc been occasions when I have
taken up my official stand on the
street corners of Vancouver. Last
week, however, the call of the country proved too strong for my holiday-
loving soul to resist, and 1 took advantage of the holiday to escape from
streets aud terraces and betake myself
to the depths of primeval forests. The
forests, however, were neither primeval nor deep. 1 am too delicately
nurtured to regard with appreciation
the "Simple Life," as it is generally
understood out here. I like the luxuries of modern civilization over well
to be without them, save under the
sternest necessity, but there are times
when 1 prefer them in a different environment. On this occasion I chose
a wayside station on the E. & N.
Railway as a suitable spot for the
quiet meditation which so well suits
my constitution when it can be taken
in conjunction with food properly prepared at proper intervals and comfortable beds made with other hands.
* *   *
Certainly it was time that I had a
change. I began to notice a certain
snappiness in my temper, which culminated into a veritable rage when T
observed the inefficient arrangements
made by the Railway Company to
provide transportation for the hundreds who were all due to leave town
by the same train. I suppose that T
have been spoilt for ever by English
railways, with their delightful separate carriages, where a first-class ticket,
except on race days, is a guarantee
of comfort and room. I loathe the
long cars which prevail throughout
this Continent and whicii are doubly
obnoxious when there is a crowd.
Presumably, everybody eventually entered the train, though I should hate
to swear that everyone had a seat;
certainly on the return journey there
were many who had to stand or rest
on scats improvised out of bags and
suit-cases. I am firmly convinced that
every railway man was originally intended by Providence to be a sausage-
maker, for his motto in life would
seem to be "Stuff 'em in anyhow; only
for goodness' sake, stuff 'em."
* *   *
The search for a seat and the
struggle for the same when found,
being over, 1 was at liberty to settle
down and anticipate the pleasures
that awaited me in the country, the
eggs, fresh from the hen, that I was
going to cat, and the milk, new-
drawn from the cow, which awaited
mc. With such pleasant thoughts I
could withstand the foul tobacco
smoked by the Chinamen, Hindus,
and such-like who made up the greater
part of my companions in the only
car where 1 could find a seat and
amidst such blissful imaginations I
remained oblivious to the mixed jargon of oaths and dialect which pervaded thc smoke-laden atmosphere.
At the same time, it was with not
a little satisfaction that I discovered
that I had reached my journey's end
and  that my dream of Elysium was
about to be realised.
* *   *
And Elysium it was. For two days
. revelled amidst the primitive pleasures of ducks and hens, and stored my
mind full of knowledge which was as
interesting as it may be useful. 1
learnt, for instance, that ducks do
best when kept away from water in
which to swim; that they grow prodigiously in a phenomenally short
time under such conditions, and that
some breeds of chickens are kept for
table purposes only, whereas others
are egg specialists. Many other
things I learnt, but throughout my
stay 1 had a restless feeling which I
could not analyze till my return to
town, and then, while walking down
Vancouver Street. I found out the
•••use   thereof.     Truth   to   tell,    the
country does not suit me, because 1
can find no "kick" which 1 can register  against   City  Councils  and  such
fair game.
* *   •*•
So Vancouver Street had to come
to my aid. It is not long since this
street was undertaken by the Westrumite Company, but the surface is
now full of holes which need immediate repair. Victoria is really a very
unfortunate city. If ever there is a
chance of anything being done badly,
it is safe to lay large sums that the
chance will be taken. Why is it that
so much that is done has to be undone? Why can't our civic business
progress smoothly like other cities?
Why are we always in trouble about
our water? Why is it that no power
under the sun seems able to induce
the contractors who undertake our
streets to give satisfaction? Echo
answers "Why?" And that is about
the only satisfaction we ever get. I
have often thought that it would be
the finest thing in the world for Victoria to be under the absolute rule
and government of an autocrat after
the style of the "Duchess" in "Alice
in Wonderland," whose nod would
cause a head to fall without the possibility of an appeal and whose temper might bring about that much
needed "esprit de corps" and that
pride in one's work which our long-
suffering patience has never yet effected.
* *   *
Here let me pause and divert the
attention of my readers from the sins
of Councils and Corporations to those
of individuals. Cleanliness, we are
told, is next to godliness, and it is
praiseworthy that so many of our
store-keepers should have the sidewalks in front of their places of business washed down each morning by
the office-boy or the junior clerk, to
say nothing of the junior partner.
There is another adage, however,
which tells of the advantages of early
rising, and I think that in the matter
of sidewalk washing the two should
be taken in conjunction. It is disconcerting, to say the least of it, to have
to jump nimbly out of the way of a
gushing hose-pipe, what time the boy
in charge of the same is paying off
an old score on some juvenile foe.
lt is bad for the temper to be met,
while on the way from the Post-
office, at the door of an imposing
emporium by a savage-faced employee
who delights in sousing a bucketful
of filthy water onto the pavement at
your feet. One instance only will I
quote. It may he a fortnight ago
that T was passing down one of the
lesser important streets in the centre
of the city; in front of me was a
young girl, elegantly dressed, as are
all the young girls in Victoria, wearing, as do all the young girls in Victoria, white (presumably, silk) stockings and white shoes. She passed in
front of a business house just in excellent time to receive the contents
of a bucket of the aforesaid dirty
water. Her skirts and feet were
soaked, and instead of receiving an
apology she was greeted with a raucous laugh from the perpetrator of
the offence which was echoed by one
of those fellows "of the lewd and
baser sort" who are always anxious
to deserve the opprobious title when
opportunity affords. I passed on and,
moralising, thought that though cleanliness may be next to godliness, civility is better than cither.
*   *   *
Do not understand by the above,
however, that I am giviug vent to a
heresy. \ merely wish to point out
that godliness does not seem to embrace civility. Far be it from me to
assert that the knight of the bucket
is a non-Churchman. On the contrary the biographies of all great
men tell us that in their youth they
were pillars of the Church and were
also office-boys and junior clerks.
But the great men, according to their
biographies, were also civility personified, and when they were not picking
up stray pins for -future occasions,
were making themselves modestly
useful to the "Ladies Bountiful" of
the district; and if one of the great
ones of history had been so unfortunate as to drench a fair passer-by
with the contents of the office bucket,
he would havc shed tears of mortification and saved from his meagre
weekly earnings until he could havc
presented her with a new pair of shoes
and stockings, having previously taken
the size from her wet imprint on thc
sidewalk. But, as I have remarked before in the words of Burke, the age
of chivalry is past. Also there has
passed the age when the office boy of
the present becomes the great man of
the future. Now-a-days, he goes into
another business—and calls it real estate.
*   *   *
Before I leave this fascinating subject of civility and bring my weekly
remarks to a close, I should like to
touch on one other little thing which
was brought to my notice a few weeks
ago, and that is the fact that there
are some men in the city who are
sufficiently well educated to be able
to read, and are sufficiently well-
known to have an introduction to the
Library, but who have never been
taught any kind of etiquette with regard to smoking. First of all, smoking is not permitted in the Library,
and secondly, even if it were, no man
with the smallest suspicion of decency would approach the counter to
ask for a book with a reeking pipe in
his mouth. Tt is no uncommon thing,
sad to say, to see a man hail a lady
of his acquaintance in the street, stop
and talk to her without ever lifting
his hat, and all the time keep his pipe,
or even more offensive cheap cigar in
his mouth. Still, one would have
thouglit that inside a building the
veriest "hoodlum" would have known
better. But these elements of common politeness are not instilled into
the generality of the youth of thc
country so far as is apparent to the
Don't Spoil Good Liquor by Mixing
Inferior Mineral Waters
Adds just that sparkle ancl invigorating quality
which is the crowning satisfaction of a wholesome,
refreshing drink.
"ABSOLUTELY PURE" is the testimony of
leading analysts, and it adapts itself with equal
felicity as a dilutant, to spirits or milk, the result is
ever the same, a sparkling effervesence that destroys
thirst and fortifies against fatigue.
Insist upon "WHITE ROCK" at all hotels,
clubs and bars, and order a supply for home use
from your dealer.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
A. W. Bridgman
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Ager
Conveyancer and Notary Public
Established 1858
Commercial  Union  Assurance  Co.,   Ltd.
of London, England
Canada Accident Insurance Company
Imperial Underwriters' Corporation
Northern  Counties  Investment Trust,   Limited
of Bradford, England.
1007 Government Street
Victoria, B.
739 Yates St.
Phone 1391
To visit our Store while the July Sale is in full swing.   Come to-night any
time up to 9.30 and then watch next  week for the  DAILY OPPORTUNITIES
Millinery at Half
Wool    Blankets
at   Generous
Remnants in Dress
and Curtain
Look at This Handbag
Leather, Tapestry and Velvet Bags, in many smart
designs. At all prices from $3.75 to $1.00—now
reduced to, from $2.75 to  75c
The Prices of the White-
Will really surprise you. For ladies, misses, children
and infants we have absolutely everything made
in Muslin Underwear, and we want you to benefit
by our July prices. Just as an example of what
we offer, let us mention these:
Lovely Underskirts, worth $1.35, but now 75c
Summer Knit Underwear
at Generous Reductions
On the main floor thc Summer Knit Underwear and
Hose will be in great demand. Pure Silk Vests at
$7.50 reduced to $6.00. Ladies' Silk and Gauze Lisle
Vests at $1.00, reduced to 85c. Fine Knit Drawers
at 65c for soc, and Boys' strong cotton ribbed Hose
at 25c, for aoc. All Children's Underwear reduced
in price.
Bargains in House
Spring Coats at
Half Price
House Dresses at
Prices to
Surprise You
GORDONS, LTD.--Victoria's IdealStore THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
The Allen Players
Allen Players have been occu-
the Victoria Theatre this week
their usual success. "Merely
Ann," which held the hoards
the lirst three days, gave Miss
?elton another opportunity of
ling that versatility which is
|s'tril_ing attribute of that young
Mr. Irving Kennedy was ex-
ly suited with the role of
|lot,  while   Mrs.   Allen   in   the
the landlady with aspirations
|daughter, taken by Miss Marie
bon, gave a splendid rendering
Ifficult character. Indeed, the
ler acting of Mrs. Allen is one
lgreat features of the Allen
"Company. Later in the week
lishop's Carriage" was staged
|ved to be a most acceptable
IThe Empress Theatre
|the exception of the turn con-
by   Bert   Cutler,   the   enter-
It   offering   this   week   at   the
Theatre    falls   below    the
lof the shows whicii have been
|ig  at   the   popular   vaudeville
lluring  the  past  few  months.
■tier, indeed, is a host in hini-
fl his prowess with the cue, for
billiard  expert,  who rejoices
liingly   impossible   shots,   is   a
|i marvel at.   The Lindon Sis-
dainty  singers and  dancers,
lir turn offers nothing original
liabittie.   The latter finds some-
I   the way of originality when
|y   &   Berlein   appear   in   the
& Joan"  sketch,  though  the
|d  action  are  forced.    Prince-
Yale   are   slang  experts,   but
lankee slang is somewhat at a
It in Victoria, whilst the Harry
rd  Co.  produce  a  short  play
|is   distinctly   tedious,     lt   is,
jr, seldom that fhe management
(Empress Theatre have to rely
Ine turn to draw the house, last
bill, for instance, providing a
Ill-round turn-out, and the ad-
Inotice  for  next  week  is  stlffi-
ssurance that Monday next will
AI bill presented.
Romano's Theatre
many years since Hugh Concrete  his  great  novel,  "Called
but the book is as fresh as ever
keen through the medium of the
lg-Picture     house.       Romano's
leek placed a representation of
|moits novel  on  the screen and
a big success.
The Majestic Theatre
Making  of a  Citizen," being
lie of a splendid film at the Ma-
Ithis week, proved to be a most
Tting picture, detailing, as it did,
■of the lesser known features of
migrant's life from the time of
Iding oil the shores of this Con-
No the time when he is a recog-
liml respected citizen of his new
The Crystal Theatre
of thc funniest comedies that
it visited  local   Picture  houses
be seen at the Crystal Theatre
|_ek, when a Kalem film entitled
lig the   Money"  was  unreeled.
lar   excellent   picture   was   pre-
| by the Pathe Company, whose
:al Resemblance" was of a high
lie order.   Carlton Chase, popu-
llesignated  "The King of Rag-
linade a big hit during the latter
If the week, as did Miss Con-
| in her Scotch specialty.
Princess Theatre
lilma"   has   been   meeting  with
success this week at the popular
J house, and the Williams Coin-
Is giving its usual finished per-
lce  of the  great  novel.    Miss
Id Page makes a charming Thel-
Mr.  Richard  Lonsdale a hand-
manly Sir    Phillip   Errington,
Mr. Aldem  Byron's conception
jiguard, the  dwarf, is splendid.
Ither members of the cast are
|y good, and all do conscientious,
work.    Next   week  they   will
produce "The Black Flag," an English
melo-drama made most popular by
the comedian, Nat Goodwin. In this
Mr. Dave Williams has the leading-
comedy role, and a great many laughs
may be expected. On Wednesday.
July ioth, t'he Williams Co. will give
the receipts of its regular Wednesday
matinee for the aid of the,Regina sufferers, on which occasion they will
present a special bill for that date
only, staging "The Sweetest Girl in
The Victoria Theatre
Zira, a success in which Margaret
Anglin starred, is to be presented at
the Victoria Theatre Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights next week
by the Allen Players Stock Company,
with Miss Verna Felton appearing in
the title role of Zira. The change of
bill for the Victoria Theatre is something new. on entirely different lines
from the productions the Allen
Players have given here. It will be
found dramatic and enthralling. Zira
is a story of an incident of the Boer
war, but is not a war story. It is a
story of borrowed identity in which
Zira assumed the character of a nurse
of the British army and proceeds to
England on the nurse's passport.
In England Zira enters a noted family under the name of the nurse who
later arrives on the scene. When
two women get together to ask and
give explanations in a situation like
that there is generally something
doing. Zira must not be confused
with Zaza. in which thc Allen Players
opened their season here for it is altogether a different kind of play.
There will be a change of bill
Thursday night and during the early
part of the week a benefit matinee
will he given by the Allen Company
with other theatrical interests in the
city for the suffers by the Regina
Benefit Performance
On Tuesday next a Benefit Performance for the relief of the sufferers
of Regina will be held in the Victoria
Theatre at 2 p.m. This performance
will he given by a combined company drawn from the different theatrical companies in the city. Two
Acts will be rendered by the Allen
Stock Company, who are at present
holding the boards at the Victoria
Theatre. The Empress Vaudeville
Theatre will he represented by a full
list of turns contributed by the artist
visiting that house next week. The
management of the Crystal Theatre
has promised the services of the two
vaudeville performers who are hilled
to appear at the Broad Street house.
In addition there will he a number of
turns contributed by local talent. The
Musicians' Local, Xo. -'47, under the
direction of Professor Turner, has
kindly offered    its    valuable services
free of charge. Citizens of Victoria
will have a unique opportunity of
helping a deserving fund aud at the
same time enjoying a three-hour show
which promises to be the best of its
kind ever presented iu a local theatre.
Turkish Baths
Under New Management
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Addresses   will   be   delivered   by   the   Premier   SlH   Richard
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provided. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
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 Matter of
By Bohemian
There is an old classification of
mankind whicli divides them into
,sheep and goats. I am afraid this
has rather too religious a basis to
suit the ideas of a Bohemian. If it
is necessary to confine oneself to two
classes, I am not sure that one could
do much better than classify the race
as "Men" and "Cowards."
Men make mistakes, pay the penalty and try to rectify them. Cowards
make mistakes, refuse to take their
medicine and try to make someone
else pay the penalty.
There are few of us who cannot
illustrate these two classes from our
own experience, and there are few
who will not agree that by way of
contrast one could hardly do better
than set the one against the other.
There are two men in history whose
names are execrated—Adam ancl Judas; at least, I suppose that Adam
was a man; at any rate he was a type,
and therefore, for all practical purposes stands for, let us hope, a minority of his race. He had a good
time; he ate his apple, but when it
came to taking his medicine he
proved to be both a coward and a
cad; he was afraid, and finally he
made the excuse upon which posterity has agreed to denounce him, "The
woman tempted me and I did eat."
There are men today who share the
apple, but who run away when the
account comes in; who will resort to
any amount of trickery and tergiversation, in fact who will do anything
except face the issue. One thing,
however, such cads are always willing
to do, and that is shelter themselves
behind a woman's petticoat. Their
misconduct may have placed her in
the most compromising position, but
not a single qualm will they spare
her; she must face thc music while
they dally in the back-ground and
offer her the consolations of a friendship.   This is the genus "Coward."
I fear there is no cure for hint, and
no remedy for his disease. He flourishes on the credulity of confiding
women, who never see through him,
and who are always ready to defend
him because he is "such a dear."
Men know him; they recognise the
ear-marks of his tribe, thc low speech,
the seductive smile, the caressing
look. At the frontier of civilization
they deal with him as frontiersmen
have always dealt with cowards and
cads, and such creatures generally
cling to the frontier and lead a roving life carrying on a guerilla warfare upon the conventionalities ami
restrictions of civilization. They
rarely venture into the cities, nr linger near the search-light; for them it
is just one fling at somebody else's
expense, and—"back to the woods."
They have only one vulnerable spot
and that is found on every coward;
they know what fear is. and under the
inlluence of fear they will rush to any
port and seek protection in any
The race may never become extinct,
because there will always be weaklings who lack strength of character
and definite purpose in life, and who,
therefore, drift through it, seeking
nothing 'but the gratification of the
moment; but their opportunities are
diminishing and while many others
will continue to pay the penalty for
their misdeeds a healthy public
opinion is every day making it harder
for them to retain a footing in society. In the last issue they are
ostracised by Men, even if some of
them are coddled by Women.
Mining in British Columbia
An Address delivered to the
Empress Hotel, Victoria, on
by  William Blakemore, M. I.
A banquet was tendered to the
British manufacturers now touring
Canada by the mayor, aldermen, and
citizens of Victoria at the Empress
hotel on Thursday night. A large
number of prominent citizens attended. Mayor Beckwith presided and
on his right was Sir Richard McBride. K.C.M.G., and Mr. James H.
Vickers, of Vickers, Maxim & Co.,
and on the left was Hon. W. R. Ross,
minister of lands.
The guests composing the Delegation of British Manufacturers included James X. Vickers, George T.
Neilson, Frederick Dowson, A. Bick-
erton Balmford, D. McLagan, Rowland Rank, Alfred Moorhouse, James
PT. Annadale, Thomas Davidson,
George Mansfield, G. Hethey, J. H.
Stead, J. C. Burlingham, Charles Pocock Lidbetter, George VV. Good-
child, B. J. Clark, Olive E. Howell, T.
A. Bayliss, O. B. Stanion. Thomas
Gadsby. A. F. Redfern, Thomas
Brown, J. E. Duffus, Edwin F. Far-
don, Edwin Andrews, John Fison,
Hon. S. R. Vereker, Major G. F. T.
Leather, J. Stark Browne, B. J. Redman, George Mason, Walter Bartholomew, Lancelot Lupton, A. M.
Thompson, G. W. Beeson, E. T.
Boardman, S. Warwick, Capt. L. Webber, Frank Shackle, James Deuchar,
Alfred Whalley, Charles Robb. J. G.
Locks, G. F. Barnacle, S. A. Hudston,
Major E. J. K. Savage, John Stirling.
John Davies, R. C. Lawton, A. Sellers,
Edward J. Caley, J.P.; F. J. Hook,
Nevill H. Everitt, Charles W. Outram, G H. Ham, John Boyd and W.
Leonard  Palmer.
On rising to speak of the mineral
production of the Province, Mr.
Blakemore said:
"The total mineral production of
British Columbia to date is $397,696,-
722. British Columbia is par excellence the Mining Province of Canada.
In saying this I am not unmindful of
the fact that Ontario produces fifteen-
sixteenths of the silver, thanks to thc
marvellous development of the Cobalt
District, and Alberta and Nova Scotia two-thirds of the coal. When all
the mineral production, however,
comes to be scheduled, it is found
that of a total for 1911 of $57,263,303,
British Columbia claims $19,822,718,
or just one-third. Analyzing the
schedule briefly, we find that British
Columbia produces practically all the
gold, one-sixteenth of the silver, two-
thirds of the copper, all the lead
and one-third of the coal and coke.
Taking an average of all these aggregations, we get the one-third total
production of which T have spoken.
When 1 remind you that the population of this Province is still under
half a million and that lode mining
upon which our production of gold,
silver and copper is dependent, only
had its real commencement twenty
years ago, you will realise that the
development has been striking ant!
that comparison with older mining
provinces is not to our disadvantage.
An important feature ol this
mineral production to which 1 would
specially direct your attention is that
coal and coke take the lead. Owing
to the disastrous strike in the Crow's
Nest District last year, which laid the
mines idle for more than half the
year, there was a decrease in the out-
put as compared with the previous
year, when the high-water mark of
$9,800,000 was reached.
There is not time to amplify my
remarks on the intimate relation between coal mining and all the other
industries of the Province, but two
thoughts suggest themselves wdien we
compare the figures for IQII with
those for 1010. The first is the extent to which the mineral and smelting industries are dependent upon
eoal. During the coal strike smelters
were obliged to close down for lack
of fuel, and the production of copper
and lead suffered accordingly. T cannot too strongly emphasize the very
important fact that we have in British
Columbia not only enormous areas of
proved mineral, but also enormous
areas of virgin fuel of thc highest
grade for smelting our ores.
The   other   thought   suggested   by
British Manufacturers at the
Thursday Evening, July 4th
M. E.  (Greenwell Medallist)
our extensive coal production is that
here is t'he basis for all industries requiring fuel and that in this respect
no Provinee in the Dominion is so
favourably circumstanced.
It would be a pleasing task, did
time permit, to show how the precious metals and the coal deposits are
distributed in many parts of the Province. Leaving placer gold out of
consideration for the moment, because the operations are not considerable, I would remind you that for
twenty years the Southern part of the
Province, and especially the Kootenay, has been the home of lode
mining. But with the general development which is now taking place, it
is by no means certain that within a
few years the discoveries made in its
Northern sections may not place the
Southern portion of the Province in
the back-ground. There is no time
to particularise at any length, or it
would be easy to speak of important
discoveries on the Skeena River, in
the Portland Canal country, in the
Cariboo, on the Queen Charlotte
Islands and on Vancouver Island.
The value of these discoveries is attested in the important investments
made and the operations undertaken,
in the Portland Canal District by
Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann and the
Granby Mining Company, the latter
of which is erecting a large smelter
at Goose Bay for the treatment of
copper ores.
It is perhaps more interesting, however, to be able to speak of the remarkable distribution of the coal
areas of the Province. On Vancouver
Island coal has been mined extensively and profitably for more than half
a century, and the industry 'has laid
the foundation for immense fortunes,
of which there probably are but few
of our visitors who have not heard.
Last year the coal mines of the Coast
District produced 1,855,661 tons of
eoal, of which 1,278,640 tons were
consumed in the Province and the
balance exported, principally to the
United States. These figures show
an increase of 201.569 tons over the
previous' year, or 13.6 per cent, despite the introduction of California
fuel oil, from which it is apparent that
the growth of the coal-consuming industries of the Province has more
than offset the inroads of fuel oil on
the market. Fifteen years ago the
coal areas of the Crow's Nest District
were opened out and have reached an
approximate production of 1,000,000
tons per annum. Ten years ago the
coals of the Nicola ancl Princeton
Valleys were exploited ancl are today
shipping at the rate of 250,000 tons
per annum.
But T must hurry on to mention the
coal areas of new districts, which
have only recently been discovered
ancl which are at the moment being
prospected. The most important of
tl'ese is the Ground-hog area, which
has attracted very general attention
ancl has been reported on by a number of reliable engineers ancl geologists, the most notable being Mr.
James McEvoy, for many years associated with the Dominion Geological
Survey, ancl Mr. Fleet Robertson,
Provincial Mineralogist for British
Columbia. These gentlemen are
known to be conservative in their estimates and they agree that from present indications and developments it
would seem as though this coal field
would prove to be one of the most
important in the Province. The extent of the coal is so great that it is
at present impossible to estimate the
tonnage, but Mr. McEvoy, after making the most liberal deductions and
dividing thc result of his calculation
hy six, arrives at a probable tonnage
of 3,072.000,000, equivalent to 10,000
tons per working day, whic'h is about
our present Provincial output, for one
thousand years. This coal-field covers
six hundred miles. Tt is all anthracite or semi-anthracite; the seams
vary from three feet to ten feet in
thickness, ancl the fixed carbon from
a minimum of 63 to a maximum of 85.
The other important coal-field to
which I would refer is comparatively
small in extent, but owes its import
ance to the fact that it is the only deposit in the large and important district of which Fort George is the
centre—I refer to the Bear River coal
area, situate on the river of that name,
about fifty miles east of Fort George.
This property is destined to serve the
country stretching from Tete Jaune
Cache in the East to Hazelton in the
West, ancl will also furnish fuel for
the Grand Trunk Pacific, the Canadian Northern and Vancouver &
Great Eastern Railways, for which,
indeed, it is the only source of supply
in the district outlined. The coal is
bituminous with an average of 56 pet-
cent, of fixed carbon; the property
has been reported on and endorsed by
the well-known geologist, Mr. C. J.
W. Galloway, formerly of Cardiff, and
is estimated by him to contain at
least 85,000,000 tons of coal.
Among the great mining enterprises of the Province, of which ther
are many worthy of mention, I can
only refer to three, 'and that in the
briefest terms:—The Rambler-Cariboo group in the Slocan District,
where an elaborate system of development has been carried out at enormous cost over a long term of years
and the problem of deep mining in
the silver-lead ores of that district has
been successfully solved. This sue
cessful attempt at deep mining has
had ancl will continue to have a
marked effect on the future of the
Reference must be made to the
Standard Mine, also in the Slocan
District, where enterprising development work has achieved really remarkable results; indeed, at the pre
sent moment tllis mine 'has one of
the largest exposures of high grade
galena ever seen in British Columbia,
ancl one which has led our Provincial
Mineralogist, one of the most conscr
vative engineers in the Dominion, to
estimate the ore in sight at $3,000,000,
Xo reference to the mining industry of British Columbia would be
complete without mentioning the
Granby with an average output of
1,000,000 tons a year of low grade
copper ore,—a property which has
produced about 7,500,000 tons to date,
and which has one of the largest,
most complete and most scientific
smelting plants in the world.
In drawing my remarks to a close
I must mention a subject which I
have studied intimately for fifteen
years, and in wdiich I was able last
year to interest my old friend, Pro
lessor William Galloway of Cardiff;
that of thc establishment of an iron
and steel industry in British Columbia. As a pioneer of the movement;
I know that I have been very much
like "the voice of one crying in the
wilderness," and even today there are
few who have looked into the subject, who are not afraid to make a
forward movement. I know there are
difficulties in the way, and I know
exactly what those difficulties are.
They arise mainly from the high cost
of coke and the high cost of labour;
but the two combined are not suffi-
cient to prevent success if the industry receives the support to wdiich it is
entitled and whieh it has been accorded by Dominion and Provincial Governments in the Maritime Provinces.
We have the material—coal of the
best known quality in abundance; iron
ore of suitable grade in abundance;
flux galore. It may lie that the anthracite coals of the Ground-hog District may help to solve the problem
of a cheaper smelting fuel, because it
may be possible to use them "raw";
but in any event one is justified in
directing the attention of investors
and of the Government to conditions
which, in the judgment of careful
students of the subject, justify the
establishment forthwith of an iron
ancl steel industry on Vancouver
Island, and in closing my remarks, I
will not urge this on the basis of my
own opinion merely, but will quote
the authority of Professor Galloway,
than which no higher could be
quoted: "That an installation com-
"prising one blast furnace for an out-
"put of say 100 tons per clay, together
"with thc required complement of
"steel-making ancl rolling mill plant,
"coal-washing appliances, and by-product coking ovens—all of the
"most modern ancl approved type,
"would constitute a remunerative in-
"vestment in Vancouver Tsland at the
"present day."
The Late Bishoj
A British Columbian Notat
Wrillen Specially for the Wee
by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
As a frequent visitor to New
minster,  in  the  early sixties,
ing many evenings with the lat
John  Sheepshanks,  rector the
chaplain to Bishop Hills for _
from 1859, 1 came to know hi;
well—as well, indeed, as I kne\
das, Glover, Garrett, Woods, A
and other Anglican Reverends
toria—a tall, well set, plain-ma
humourous, hard working ma
in   serge,   corduroy,   ancl   hoi
boots, given to unmusical wl
and rather prosy in the pulpi
unconventional  ancl  vigorous
in what was then a rough com
were  noticeable,  as also,  wil
on the part of some, were t
tor's    fine    appetite    and
powers.      His    simplicity,
kindliness, ancl    capacity    fol
made  him  generally  populail
ernor  Douglas,  after visiting
man  after  his   own   heart,
help  from  other   churchmen)
prove the Rectorial quarters|
Sheepshanks   (born  in   1834)
New Westminster, he remainel
tially,  throughout  his  careeif
Old   Country,   where   from
1910 he, as Bishop of Norwic
herded over 900 parishes in
and   Suffolk.    The   Episcopal,
he  did not  fully occupy, dee|
too   large  and  fine,   though,
marriage  to  Miss  Ryott,  of
in 1870, he had a numerous fi|
which,   I   believe,   six   sons
daughters survive.    He did 11
a carriage, ancl, when a fly we
preferred the box seat by the
rather than riding alone inside
things arose  from  his dislike
tentation  in  a  great  bishopr
taining many badly paid cler
poor congregations.  A kinder-
man or one more friendly to tl
never lived.    His role was ths
economical,    common-sense,  1
administrator, devoted to edu<
charitable,  and  missionary  01
tion.    In the counsels of the
pate, he shared little, speakinj
in the Upper House of Com
ancl hardly   ever   in    the    H
Lords.    Nevertheless,  the  pr
tices   of   Bishop   Sheepshank.-
his death a short time ago, ha
markedly numerous ancl appr*
more   so,   I  think,  throughoi
land, than in the case of any
can   Bishop  in  my time.    I
think hc ever contemplated s
vancement.    On  leaving Briti
umbia, he made a tour in the
Islands,  China ancl Siberia, s
the   mission-work   and   ancie
gions  of the  countries visite
riving   in   England,   he   recei
1868, the benefice of Bilton ne
rogate, where he remained fiv
when he was nominated by  .
to the vicarage of St.  Marga
field.   VValton-on-the-Hill,   Li'
This   was   a   turning   point
career, for the Gladstone fam
much  interested in  that  pari)
quite   unknown   to   Sheepshat
E. Gladstone greatly apprecis
practical  interest  in  the pari;
ticularly in  midde class scho
educational    efforts    general!
1893,  when the  see  of  Norw
came  vacant,  the  comparativ
known vicar of St. Margaret
was nominated for its 66th oc
In that  capacity,  later,  he  w
to   assist   his   own   former   B
Bishop  Hills  of  British   Coin
who had retired to England ti
his last years.   "In 1859," said
"shanks,   "Hills  presented  an
"tilted me to a living in his
"at  Xew  Westminster,  and 3
"afterwards   I   presented   ane
"tilted him to a living, in my
"the     vicarage     of    Parham
Framlingham.      I    doubt    \
such a thing has ever happi
the history of the Church."
Caller—And how does your daut
along with her lessons in French?
Fond Mother*—Oh, very well, ind<
shrugs her shoulders beautifully.—Sa*
June 25 to July 2
H. Norris—St. Charles St.—Dwelling  $ 2,200
|has. Boniface—Robinson St.—Dwelling  2,200
I. A. Clarke—Cedar Hill Road—Alt  250
S. Trew—Fourth St.—Garage   100
^m. Dougan—Pandora St.—Kitchen  600
W. Pettman—Finlayson St.—Dwelling  1,500
trs. Steel—Chesnut St.—Dwelling  2,300
[fred J. Abbott—Finlayson St.—Dwelling  1,950
McDowell—Denman St.—Shack     100
H. Baker—Howe St.—Garage   150
Jas. Northam—Burnside Rd.—Dwelling  2,500
esthohne Lumber Co.—Cross St.—Garage  300
|G. Fox—Cecilia St.—Dwelling  1,800
Bredell—Bank St.—Dwelling   3,000
fs. A. B. Jackson—Gladstone Ave.—Dwelling  3,000
jflhiir L. Carroll—Wilson St.—Dwelling  1,500
l-s. Ruth Walton—Esquimalt Road—Alt  4,000
IB. Lebus—Empress St.—Dwelling  2,400
W. Seaton Karr—Crescent—Dwelling  4,800
R. Alcorn—Foul Bay Rd.—Dwelling  4,800
M. Cowper—Chapman St.—Dwelling  1,900
|ibt. Porter—Government St.—Garage  400
O. M. Jones—Fort St.—Offices .-.  42,500
Im. Hendry—Alpha St.—Temp. Dwelling   100
liusiness men report collections slow.   Trade is good in all lines,
lis hard to get the money in. The reason given by those acquainted
I conditions is 'that many people are making payments on lots
lased in one of the many subdivisions or townsites in the neigh-
lood of Vancouver, and consequently have not tlie ready money
ly the trades-people.   The buyer feels that the payment on the
lust be made, while the store account can wait, even if the good-
_f one merchant is forfeited there are others.   A banker told
lonetary Times this week that he was awaiting with interest the
I when second payments have lo be made on some of the recent
liases.    Second sales are not particularly numerous these days, for
Ixcitement has died down.   In the meantime, considerable money
lieen diverted from the ordinary channels of trade, and merchants
1 had to ask for more credit than usual on that account.
(While money may be a little tight, trade and commerce is on the
in the southwestern portion of British Columbia, and activity
liis in all lines of industry.
Satisfactory Conditions in Lumber Industry
lin the lumber industry trade is somewhat brisk, and conditions are
|hy.   Local demand is better, and orders are increasing in quantity
east of the mountains. For several months past, the output of
lin the coast camps has been almost fifty per cent, higher than for
lame periods of last year, in May, for instance, the cut being
■0,000, as against 45,000,000 a year ago. Yet there is no great
lus on hand. Prices are firm but loggers are looking forward to an
lnce. The coast mills are all busy, though in the interior activity
Irdly average. Manufacturers there decided last winter not to cut
lisively this year, preferring to wait until such times that so much
ler was not imported from thc United States. Only about two-
Is of the mills are operating, though if the privy council upholds the
lion of Mr. justice Cassels, that lumber sawn twice must pay duty,
will be a distinct diminution in the importations from the western
On the other hand, many of the mills east of the mountains are
liring to operate double shifts.
■Activity is best shown by the new mills. The Empire Lumber
lpany, which will develop limits at Cowichan Lake, Vancouver
Id, has a capital of $7,500,000, New York people being mostly
lested, and are getting ready for business. The capital of the
Idian United Lumber Company is $4,000,000, and the operations
lied are on a more extensive scale, this company has taken over
mills in the Kamloops district, and will erect two more in the
section, one at Coquitlam and two on Vancouver Island. Mr.
fcrt Marr has started a new mill near Princeton. Thc South Van-
ler Lumber Company has a new establishment just east of Eburne,
lhe Fraser. The Canada Southern Lumber Company has taken
the interests of the Saanich Lumber Company, Sydney. The
led Lumber Company has a new mill near Nanaimo. In addition,
It half a dozen mills have been burned out during the last two
Iths, al! of which will rebuild, some on a larger scale, than before.
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Spring Island, overlooking Pier
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terminus ol" B. C. E. Rly.—63
acres, 14 acres cleared, small
orchard, good spring, and road
to gate, sheltered bay for
launch on next lot; most magnificent view of Mount Baker,
Olympic Range and all Islands
of Gulf intervening. Terms to
suit.   For full particulars apply
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Cor. Broughton & Langley St.
Rockland Avenue
Corner St. Charles Street--lj2xl40jt.
Beautiful trees planted around edge of lot, entirely free from
rock; one block from cars and situated in one of the very best
residential districts in the citv.
Price $10,500
One-third cash, balance 1 and 2 years.
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Financing Timber Propositions
Canadians t'o not seem to take the same interest in timber bonds
as do Americans. Some of the recent bond issues in New York have
been based on timber propositions, and found an immediate sale.
Those who have made a study of this form of investment are very
sanguine that the value of timber will greatly increase in the next few
years, and those wdio had been connected with the flotation of some
of the large concerns state that in financial circles in the east it is not
difficult to put through a proposition. Canadians who have made
money in timber in the east are among those who have secured holdings in British Columbia. Among the recent visitors here was Mr.
George W. Fowler, M.P,, King's County, N.B., who is interested with
Mr. J. C. Shields, of Vancouver, in the Canadian United Lumber
Money for Harbour Improvements
A by-law for half a million dollars is to be placed before the ratepayers of Xew Westminster, along with others aggregating $700,000
more, to raise money for harbour improvements. Although New
Westminster is a fresh water port, it is not felt that a considerable
distance from the sea will seriously handicap it in the competition for
tlie extensive trade expected on the Pacific Coast during the next few
years. Victoria lias its scheme on hand, and Vancouver is waiting to
sec what the report of the government engineer will suggest.
The Appellate Court has decided that an outside company cannot
be sued here. In the recent case of Pearlman vs. the Great West Life
Insurance Company, judgment was given for the plaintiff in the lower
court. He sued for moneys alleged to be clue on commissions for
selling policies. The company appealed, since the judgment affected
many other companies, ancl won out, one of the appeal judges
Air. J. Hill Marsh has gone back to London with an option on
the Fort George Power Company. This concern has a record of
50,000 horse-power on Willow River, sixteen miles from Fort George.
A prominent citizen of Fort George, who is here on a business trip,
told The Monetary Times also, that Mr. Marsh has an option, too, on
a large block of land at Fort George, owned by a syndicate, of which
Mr. D. Dollenmayer, of Minneapolis, is the representative. The two
propositions represent $500,000.
An encouraging development in the London situation was the oversubscription of £100,000 New Westminster 4y2's at 98*}{J. It is noteworthy that issues yielding 4y_ per cent, ancl upward are readily
absorbed in London, while the larger city issues around the A]/% per
cent, basis are left with the underwriters.    The conclusion is obvious.
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Telephone 2479 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
he Week accepts no responsibility for
views exprrssed by its correspondents,
lmunicatiom will be inserted whether
ed by the real name of the writer
a nom de plume, hut the writer's
and address must be given to the
or as an evidence of bona fides. In no
will it be divulged without consent.
e Editor of The Week:
—In the Colonist of Sunday, the
instant, appeared a  letter from
|V G. Winterburn giving amongst
details a short account in con-
|)ti with the early career of our
circumnavigator, Captain Janies
R. N.
|cn  Mr.  Winterburn,  like many
people, attempts to record his-
must be very careful of his
learnt this lesson by bitter
nee when writing my history
itish Columbia Coast Names."
nd time again I bad to destroy
itten record as I found I had
t down to, as the saying goes
fair  province,  "bedrock"!    I
to respectfully point out that
Winterburn's    letter   he has
several  things   in   error.     In
t place it might be as well to
hat the village of Staithes is
d miles from Whitby but up-
of  ten   miles;    secondly,   the
;rocer   ancl   haberdasher   shop
|>ods store) kept in Cooks' day,
Mr. John Saunderson and in
is'hop Cook served as an assist-
tboiit eighteen  months, clis-
ed  loo years ago.    It was so
0 the sea that in  1812 it was
ned by   the    waves   ancl was
clown by Mr. John Shailey,
cl succeeded Saunderson in the
nd the materials were, as
possible, used for erecting the
< in Church Street, Staithes,
is still in existence anel is
out, to the unsuspecting
r, as "Cook's Shop." The
counter was there until 1835
it was removed to Middles-
by Mr. R. Hutton, a
hint of Mr. Smailey.
nthusiastic admirer of Captain
{sited Staithes on 2nd Septem-
■87, and found that the site of
ginal shop was entirely cov-
deep water. He was inform-
in old man who, as a boy, had
to remove the stock from
op, that, not only were the
of the house used again in the
g in Church Street, but also
f the woodwork and the pre-
oor with its iron knocker is the
one at which probably Cook
had knocked many a time,
now we arrive at another mis-
1 Mr.    Winterburn's    letter:
Cook did not run away to
there stated but having ex-
an earnest desire for a sea
was, with his father's permis-
aken by his employer, Mr.
rson, to Whitby ancl there
for three years, he being then
11 years old, as an apprentice
sea service, to Mr. John
a member of a coal shipping
repute, and with whom he
ost touch till the end of his
his apprenticeship to Mr. John
and not to the firm as is
stated, was the lirst step over
csholel of a new career, a step
was to lead him on to a posi-
the world's long roll of dished mariners, second to none,
first ship was the "Freelove,"
made several voyages in her,
Hthen transferred to the "Three
rs," whicii was still in exist-
ear the close of the last cen-
He remained in her until he
ted his term of service as an
tice, July 1479. In the inter-
etween his trips Cook stayed,
usual in those days, at his em-
house. The house in Grape
Whitby, not "Grace," as stated
Winterburn, at present occu-
Mr. Braithwaite, is erron-
pointed out as the one where
when with Mr. Walker, as
e books show that at the time
Jvas an apprentice Mr. Walker's
resided here, Mr. Walker
iving in Haggargatc until
here of course Cook would re-
hen on  shore.    The "substan-
f  li'
tial brick house" mentioned by Mr.
Winterburn and as he says "with a
tablet let into the wall," was certainly later the residence of Mr. J'lion
Walker, but not *intil after his
mother's death in 1752. Cook never
stayed there, as he, following the
usual custom, would have to provide
himself with lodgings when his apprenticeship was at an end.
It is recorded that during these
periods of leisure between his voyages Cook endeavoured, in an evening, to improve his store of knowledge and elementary navigation. He
made great friends with Mr. Walker's
housekeeper, Mary Prowd, from
whom he obtained the concession of
a table and a light in a quiet corner
away from the other apprentices
where he might read and write in
peace, As it is not my intention to
give an account, however short, of
Cook's distinguished career in His
Majesty's service, I will conclude with
an interesting anecdote in connection
with the housekeeper, Mary Prowd.
In 1771, just previous to Captain
Cook's sailing on his second voyage
of discovery, he paid a visit to Yorkshire to visit his aged father and also
the Walkers at Whitby. An interval
of seventeen years had elapsed since
Cook was amongst his own people.
The carriage was met some distance
from Whitby by many of the principal inhabitants. Previous to his arrival the Walker family had carefully
instructed their household and dependents that a Commander in His
Majesty's Navy was a very different
person from one of their master's apprentices and that he must be received
with all the marks of respect due to
his rank. Faithful obedience was
promised. In the, household was still
residing the old housekeeper, Mary
Prowd, and she also promised due
o'bedience to the admonitions of her
master. The tlay arrived ancl when
the carriage drew up to the door ancl
the illustrious sailor stepped out, he
received from the Walkers the most
respectful and heartiest of welcomes;
then on turning to the household,
Mary, also there to welcome him,
ignoring all her instructions, rushed
forward, flung her arms round his
neck ancl kissing him warmly, exclaimed: "Oh honey Janies! how glad
I is to see thee"! ' A welcome probably clearer to the heart of Cook
than any other could have been, and
a proof of the affectionate regard the
man was capable of inspiring.
The glimpses of Cook's life given
in this letter are taken from a most
interesting book lately published in
London, "Captain Janies Cook, R.N.,
F.R.S. The Circumnavigator." By
Arthur Kitson, himself a Yorkshire-
man. This book, the last word on
Captain Cook, was presented to the
writer by his friend, Captain Troup,
of the C.P.R. service, who purchased
it for him in England on his iate visit
to the Homeland.
Captain, Fisheries Protection Service, Canada.
Victoria, B.C., 28th June, 1912.
Victoria, July 2nd,  1912.
Dear Lounger,—Perhaps you can
help me in my dilemma. What dire
punishment is going to ovcrtage the
journalistic profession of this fair
country when a distinguished (?) Vietoria editor "with over twelve years'
record in editorial and other responsible positions on leading (?) London
papers,"—as without a blush he coyly
describes himself,—boldly ancl calmly perpetrates the following: "We believe that there rests upon EVERY
ABLE-BODIED citizen a sacred obligation to qualify THEMSELVES
to defend THEIR country ancl help
to maintain the sovereignty of the
Empire that girds the world in a
union of British hearts ancl self-governing institutions." See second
editorial on first page, "A Call to
Duty," in Real Estate Journal of
June 29th.
Surely, when such things happen
may we not rightly fear the fall of
even "The Lounger?"
There are many others, too, in the
same issue. For your own safety I
shall be,
Island Roads are Studded
with Signs
Campbell River, V. I., B.C., June
25.—One of the most satisfactory
post-planting trips ever undertaken
by a good roads association in
Western America was completed at 9
o'clock Thursday night, when the
crew of Victoria automobilists who
have been planting signs along the
Island Highway, and the Canadian
Highway from Nanaimo to Alberni,
reached here ancl placed the last post
in position at the present farthest
north point which can be reached by
road on Vancouver Island.
A. E. Todd, president of the Victoria Automobile Club, was in charge
of the post-planting crew, and had
as lieutenants Messrs. George Melloy,
P. Bannerman and H. 0. Kirkham.
Each of these gentlemen drove his
own car, ancl was accompanied by a
party of friends. In all, well over
three hundred miles of road will have
been travelled by the time the crew
returns to Victoria, and one hundred
and thirty indicators placed in position.
An important question has been
settled by this marking of the Island
roads; that is whether the Canadian
Highway signs will have precedence
over the Island Highway signs. It
was finally decided that inasmuch as
the Canadian Highway was a national
road, and the Island Highway a local
stretch, it would be best to have the
national sign above the Island board.
This rule will be followed throughout Canada, now that a precedent has
been set by Vancouver Island.
All the signs placed on the Island
roads are of the same size and shape,
identical with the initial signpost
plantecl on the banks of the Somas
River, on May 4, the sign which is
once again back in its proper place,
after a nocturnal and unauthorized
excursion to Port Alberni.
A New Yorker had occasion to phone from
one suburb to another while visiting in a
western city. Upon asking what the charge
was,  lie was told  50 cents.
"Fifty cents! For that distance? Great
Scott. In New York you can call hell up
for  50  cents."
"Possibly," coolly answered the operator.
"It's* in the city  limits."
The London
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Saturday, 11 to 1,4 to 6& 8 to 10 p.m.
Library and Office
737 Fort Street
Victoria, B. C.
Mrs. Hallett. Librarian   Phone 2601
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 the Kleen-a-Klcene River,
marked   south-east   corner;   thence   north   80
chains; west 80 chains; soutii 80 chains; east
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April  18th,  1912.
june 22 aug. 17
SEALED TENDERS, endorsed "Tender for
Reverted Mineral Claim," will be received by
the undersigned up  to  noon of Monday,  the
8th   of  July   next,   for   the   purchase   of   the
following   mineral   claims,   which   were    forfeited to the Crown for unpaid taxes at tax
sale  of  the   7th  of  December,   1904,   viz.:—
"Blucher," known as Lot 288, Sayward District.
"Wellington," known as Lot 289,  Sayward
"Waterloo   Fraction,"   known   as   Lot   200,
Sayward  District.
"Contact Fraction," known as Lot 326, Sayward District.
Tender for each clajm must bc made separately and no tender for a less amount than
$236 will be accepted for the "Blucher"; $236
for the "Wellington"; $188 for the "Waterloo
Fraction"; and $42 for the "Contact Fraction."
Each tender must be accompanied by a
marked cheque for the full amount thereof.
Cheques of thc unsuccessful tenders will be
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., June 8th,  1912.
june 22 iuly 6
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District of Sayward
TAKE   NOTICE  that  James   P.   Craig,  of
Montreal, Que., broker, intends to apply  fnr
permission to purchase the following described
lands:     Commencing  at   a   post   planted  one
and   one-half   miles   in   an   easterly   direction
from   the   mouth   of   Bear   River   and   at   thc
south-east   corner    of   timber    licence   4495;
thence south 48 chains to the north boundary
of   timber   licence   37477;     thence   west   35
chains;   thence  north  48  chains;   theuce cast
35   chains,   to   point   of  commencement,   containing 170 acres more or less.
Dated this 8th day of May, 1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
juue 29 aug. 24
District of Savward
TAKE NOTICE that Jane Herchmer of
Chicago, 111., widow, intends to apply for
permission to purchase thc following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted one
mile south-east of the mouth of Bear River
and at the north-east corner of timber licence 30192; thence south 50 chains; thenee
east 80 chains; theuce north 50 chains; thence
west So chains to point of commencement,
containing 400 acres.
Dated May 8th,  1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
june 29 aug. 24
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Bessie Elliott of Toronto, Ont., Canada, Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands: Commencing at a post
planted a mile and a half in a south-easterly
direction from the mouth of Bear River on
the western boundary of timber licence 374/7;
thence cast 20 chains; thence south 20 chains;
thence east 60 chains; theuce south 40 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thenee north 60 chains
to point of commencement, containing 360
Dated May 9th, 1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
june 29 aug. 24
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTTCE that Robert Craig of Montreal,   Que.,  Gentleman,   intends  to apply  for
permission to purchase the following descrilied
lands:    Commencing at a post planted ahout
a  mile east  of the  mouth  of   Bear  River on
the   south   boundary   of   timber   licence  4495;
thence west 50 chains to thc east boundary of
lot 315; thence soutii 40 chains;  thence east
6n   chains;   thence   north   20   chains;   thence
west   10  chains;   thence   north   20   cliains   to
point of commencement, containing 220 acres
more or less.
Dated May 8th,  1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
june 29 aug. 24
District of hayward
TAKE NOTTCE that Harry W. Dawson
of Toronto, Out., Canada, Gentleman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Conimencing at a
post planted two and a half miles south-east
of the mouth of Bear River on the western
boundary of lot 63; thence south forty chains;
thence east 20 chains; thence soutii 40 chains;
thence west 20 chains; thence north 20
chains; thence west 30 chains; thence north
60 cliains; thence east 30 chains to point of
commencement, containing 260 acres more or
Dateil  Mav 8th,   1012.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
june 29 aug. 24
District of Sayward
TAKE   XOTICE  that  John   Elliott  of Toronto,   Out.,   Merchant,  intends  to apply  for
permission    to    purchase    the    following   described lands:    Conimencing at a post planted
two miles soutii of the mouth of  Bear Rivet-
on   the   eastern   boundary   of   timber   licence
30192;    thence  south   60  chains;   theuce  cast
60   chains;   thence   north   60   cliains;   thence
west   60  chains   to   point   of   commencement,
containing 360 acres.
Daled  Mav 8th,   1912.
A, G, Sivell, Agent,
june 29 aug. 24
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTTCE is hereby given that Lillian Paten,
wife of Robert Paten, of Mount Newton,
South Saanich, British Columbia, will apply
for a licence to take md use on thousand
gallons per day of water out of a spring
(mi-named) which is r»Auate on part of Section Two (2), Range Two (2) West, Sonth
Saanich District, described as follows:—Commencing at the intersection of the South boundary of thc West Saanich Road, thence easterly along thc said South boundary thirty-six
chains and fifteen links (36.15) to the Southeast corner of the said section; thence northerly along the East boundary of the said
section a distance of teu (10) 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. The water will be diverted at the Spring and will he 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 thc
Nortli 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 thc said section; thence in an easterly direction along thc 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 thc east boundary of the said section a
distance of nine hundred and forty feet (940)
more or less to thc North boundary of the
Mount Newton Cross Road; thence following
the said north boundary of the said road in
a direction soutli 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. Thc 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
datetl 27th day of December, 1911.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 25th dav of June, 1912. Tho application
will bc filed iu the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria. It. C.
Objections may bc filed with the said Water
Recorder  or   with   the  Comptroller   of   Water
Rights,  Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, B, C.
By Robert 11, Paten, Agent,
june   2<) july 20
District  of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that  Margaret   Dawson of
Toronto,   Out.,   .Married   Woman,   intends   to
apply  for  permissi on  to purchase  the  fnllowing described  lands:    Commencing at   a post
planted  three  and  a  half  miles  south-east  of
the   mouth   of   Bear   Ulver   and   theuce   east
50   chains;   thence   north   60   chains;   thenee
west 20 ehains; thenee south 30 chains; thence
west   30   chains;   thence  south   30  chains,   to
point of commencement, containing 210 acres.
Dated  this 9th dav of Mav.   1012.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
june 29 aug. 24
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Lots 2031, 2034, 2035, 2035A,
2040 to 2046 inclusive, 2o_j8, 2049A, 2050, 2055,
2057, 2060 to 2063 inclusive, 2067, 2068. 2069,
2075A, 2076, 2078, 2080, 2084, 2086, and 2088,
Cassiar District, notice of which, bearing date
May 18th, 1912, was published in the British
Columbia Gazette on May 23rd, 1912, is
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C.,  19th June, 1912.
june 22 sept. 21 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Hugh McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Engineer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-west corner of Sapphi Lake, west
branch Homalko River; thence north 40
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains to lake shore; thence west alone
lake shore 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April -*oth, 1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKK notice that Elizabeth McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Widow, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one and one-half miles northeast from Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and on west side of river; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains
to point  of commencement.
Dated April 20th,  1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John Watt, of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends to apply
for permission to purchase 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,   iqiz.
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.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
-Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Prnv'nc-p of British
Columbia may be It-ased 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 unsurveyen 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
live  cents  per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish
the Agent with sworn returns accounting for
the full quantity of merchantable coal mined
and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights arc not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least once a
The lease will include the coal mining rights
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should 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
june 15
aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE  notice that Joseph  lambouline, of
Westham  Island, occupation  Farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted ahout one-half miles south from
Bluff   Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE   notice   that   John   Butler   of   Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply  for permission  to purchase the following deserihed lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   opposite    Finger    Mountain   on   the
Kleene-a-Kleene river, marked North-east Cor.;
tnence 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, inarked South-east Cor.; thence
north 80 chains; west 80 chains; south 80
chains; east 80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated   April   18th,   1912.
G. McMillan Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Harry Boyd, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted ahout 12 miles from Finger Mountain down the Klecne-a-Kleene River, marked
South-west Cor.; thence north 80 chains; east
80 chains; south 80 chains; west 80 chains
to post of commencement.
Dated April  18th,  1912.
G. McMillan Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range III
TAKiv notice that John Ferguson, of Vancouver,  B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply    for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   deserihed   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about  12 miles south-west from
ringer Mountain down Kleene-a-Kleene River,
marked    South-cast    Cor.;    thence    north 80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains; cast
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 75, 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, ancl wilt be used for domestic
purposes on the land described as Lots 118,
73.  74.  75.  95 an(l   12?t  Malahat  District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 4th day of June, 1912. Thc application
will be filed in thc oflice of the Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
By F. A. Devereux, A^ent.
june 8 June 29
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   Coast.
TAKE notice that I, George H. Crane, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about 20 chains west from the
northwest corner of the Northwest quartef of
Section 22, Township 8, Range 3, thence north
20 chains, thence east 30 chains, thence south
20 chains; thence west 30 chains to point
of commencement, and containing sixty (60)
acres more or less.
Dated  May 8,   1912,
may 18 july 13
District of 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 soutli 40 chains to point
of commencement.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Faj; 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,   igi2.
june 15 aug. 1*
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 so
chains; thence soutii 40 chains to point of
Dated April   18th,  1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE   notice   that   Louis   Tambouline,   of
Westham  Island, occupation   Farmer,  intends
to  apply  for permission  to  purchase the following   described   iands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about one mile south from Bluff
Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River; , thence
south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
north   40  chains;   thence  east   40   chains   to
point of commencement.
Dated  April  20th,   1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that EH Bourdon, of Vancouver, occupation Retired, intends 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 1 q aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Donald Paul McMillan,
of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about four and one-half miles
north-east from Middle Lake, west branch
Homalko River, and on west side of river;
thence west jo chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40 cnains
to point  of commencement.
Dated   April   20th,   1912.
june 15 . aug. 17
District of Victoria
TAKE notice that Victoria Machinery Depot Company, Limited, of the City of Victoria,
occupation Engineers, intends to apply for
permission to lease the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at high
water mark in the easterly boundary line of
Lot 10, Block K, Harbor Estate, in the City
of Victoria, B.C., distant 115 feet more or
less south from the northeast corner of said
Lot 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, produced to high water mark; thence easterly
following the sinuosities of the shore line to
point of commencement containing 4.1 acres,
more or less.
Dated May 17th, Victoria, B.C.
Charles Joseph Vancouver Spratt,
june 1 aug 30
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 do
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 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
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
SEALED  TENDERS will be receivl
the undersigned  up  to noon  of Monda|
8th of July next, for the purchase of Lc,
31A, and 31B, Cowichan District, being]
small   islands,    comprising   respectively]
acres,  0.17  acre  and  0.25  acre,  situattl
jacent to Pender  Island.
Tenders must be made for each island I
ately and no tender from one person foil
than one of the Islands will be acceptel
Each tender must be properly enl
"Tender for Land," and must be accoml
by a marked cheque equal to twenty-fil
cent, of the amount thereof. The upsel
is fixed at the rate of $10 per acre ail
tender for a less amount will not be acl
Deputy Minister of L|
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., June uth, 1912.
june 22
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE NOTICE t .at 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
reserve existing over Lot 103, Range 3, Coast
District, by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said lands to the
Western Canada Trust Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
22nd April,  1912.
apl 27 july 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, ion,t and 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, igi2.
june 15 sept. 14
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing on Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, situated in thc Cariboo District,
notice of which bearing date December 17th,
1908, was published in the British Columbia
Gazette, dated December 17th, 1008, is cancelled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots un, 1114, 5415, 5379,
5433, 538o, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384, 538s, 5417.
5419, 539*. 5390. 5389, 5388, 5387, 5386, 5432,
5437, 5438, 543ii 5392, 5393> 5394. 5395, 5396,
5397, 5421, 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,
i2tli  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 ahout three miles south-west from Finger
Mountain    on    the     Kleen-a-Kleene     River,
marked   south-east   corner;   thence   north   80
chains, west 80 chains, soutii 80 chains, east
80 cliains to post of commencement.
Dated April   18th,  1912.
june 22 aug. 17
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 miles distant and in
a   westerly   direction   from   Takush   Harbor;
thence   soutii    40    chains;    thence    west   80
chains;   thence north 40 chains; thence east
80   chains   to  point   of  commencement,   containing  320  acres  more  or  less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that James Arthur Shanks,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation Barber, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted on the north-east shore of Mil-
biook Cove; thence north 40 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence
west 40 chains to point of commencement,
containing 160 aeres 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 5th July, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 13th of July, 1911, is cancelled in so
far as same relates to Lot 2911, Group I, New
Westminster District, situated on Gambier
Island, in order that the sale of the said
Lot 2911 be made to Fred. P. Murray,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th  May,   1912.
may 25 aug. 24
NOTICE is hereby givent 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, 62g6, 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
THE NEXT examination for the L
Naval Cadets will bc held at the exal
centres of the Civil Service Commif
November, [912; parents or guardial
tending candidates should apply to tfl
tary, Civil Service Commission, Ol
entry papers before  1st October nexl
Candidates must bc between the ad
and  16 on ist JANUARY,  1913.       1
Cadets arc trainedt for appointment!
cers in the Naval  Service,  the coursT
College being two years, followed by
in   a   Training   Cruiser,   after   whicli
are rated Midshipmen. L
Further details can be obtained on|
tion to undersigned.
Deputy Minister of the Naval |
Department of the Naval Service,
—23705 Ottawa, May 6th, 191
june 29
In the matter of an Application for
Certificate  of  Title  to  Lot  994,
City,  Britisli   Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my inttl
the  expiration   of   one  calendar  monT
thc  first  publication   h^eof  to  issuej
Certificate of Title  in lieu of the C
of Title issued to  Gustav Sutro on
day   of   May,    1897,   and   numbered |
which has been lost or destroyed.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Oflice,
B. C, this 20th day of June,  1912.
Registrar General of |
June 29
District of Coast,  ^ange 2 j
TAKE notice that John Walker  li
of   Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Carpet!
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to   m
the  following  described   lands:—Cornl
at a post  planted  about three miles!
and   in   a   southerly   direction   from I
Harbor; thence west 40 chains; thenoj
40   chains;   thence   east   40   chains ;I
south. 40 chains to point of commer|
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated  May  6th,   1912.
Frederick A. Smith,
may 25
District of Coasl, Range 2
TAKE notice that Herman Rupert I
of   Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Surve>|
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to
the  following  described  lands:—Cor
at  a post planted  ahout three  miles I
and   in   a   southerly   direction   from  L
Harbor; thence east 40 chains; thenci
40   chains;   thence   west   40   chains; I
soutii  40  chains  to  point  of  commenl
containing   160  acres more  or less.
Dated  May  6th,   1912.
Frederick A. Smith,
may 25
NOTICE is hereby given that the
existing on vacant Crown lands in Tl
iA, Range <;, Coast District, by read
notice published in the British f
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
For a License to Take and Use
NOTICE is hereby given that Edl
Hart, of Victoria, B. C, Physician, wl
for a license to take and use one seel
of water out of Metchosin Creek, whl
in an easterly direction through Secticl
and empties into a Lagoon northT
Albert Head. The water will be dhf
about 500 ft. from the shore line
be used for irrigation purposes on
described as Lot 2, Subdivision of Sel
and part of Section 44, Metchosin Dl
This notice was posted on the grl
the 19th dav of June, 1912. The apl
will be filed in the office of the Wl
corder at Victoria, B. C. I
Objections may be filed with the sail
Recorder or with  the  Comptroller ol
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victorif
june 22 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
That Hundredth Chance
A Short Story—By Ralph Roeder
liing the    document   away, the
rose as eagerly as a schoolboy
an opportunity to play truant,
with exactly the same feeling of
trepidation    tiptoed    from  his
out into the long corridor. The
corridor   stretched,   softly   car-
and dim,  six  hundred  feet  cr
connecting  the  morning-room
e private apartments at one end
e blue salon of the state apart-
ts at the other.
down toward the state end
figures trudged. The first, some
tnce in advance, was the lord
berlain. He had just left the
study, earlier than his usual
the other two were the guards
e Cassilone Regiment, who had
on duty in the king's study and
mistaken the lord chamberlain's
rture for the signal that they
*  king  was  alone  for  the   first
•as he  remembered it,  in  over
years.   He felt a strange thrill.
ancing a dozen steps into the
corridor, he glanced about.    It
dangerous  adventure  for  the
o undertake, for the year 1911
een one of unsurpassed republi-
tivity.   Unrest and revolt were
est everywhere about the palace,
ven in it.   The very atmosphere
d charged with impending dis-
irtiers and cabinet ministers had
for months nervous and oped by the threatening tide; but
ing—his blithe, whimsical spirit,
tally boyish even for his twenty-
years, saw no cause for alarm,
him it was, if anything, only a
in the great monotony,
w he paused, undecided just what
0 make of his short freedom.
:her to go to the blue salon and
consternation among the privy
lillors and nobles waiting there
ie morning audience, or to the
ing-room at the other end and
ise the queen and the three-year-
'rince of Lagenda in their post-
fast play.
ng always very much more in love
the queen and  the prince than
1 the affairs of state, the king
d toward the morning-room.
slipped along quietly, for there
other  guards   along the   cross
dors  who  might  hear his  foot-
and rescue  him from his rare
most at the bedchamber corridor,
h joins the long corridor and
off from it to the queen's own
s, the king in his progress be-
aware of another figure slip-
along as furtively as himself and
wing him.
e king slowed his steps; things
really becoming interesting,
figure had become conscious of
otice, and paused too. They were
nore than twenty paces apart,
ell, what do you want?" the king-
e figure paused in the shadows a
nt, then advanced to where the
e king saw a stranger—a short
very strong man, vvith serious,
e-cut features marked with the
nt cast but showing a certain
mined intelligence.
serious, large eyes were look-
t the king with as much intent-
as   was   possible   in   that   dim
there was any fancied recogni-
)f the much-photographed royal
•es, it was more than offset by
lexpected privacy of the meeting
he very plain and frankly shabby
)f coarse English tweeds which
ing loved to garb himself in of
ting the king down as a valet or
unimportant, non-uniformed at-
nt, the man stood silently and a
jpidly ignoring him.
hat is it you wish?" asked thc
jgain, still quietly. There were
four people, besides the chap-
md the guards,  who were per-
unaiinounced access to the pri-
man's square features worked
ily.    His    great    calmness was
due  only to the very tense
ness of some great strain under
wdiich he was labouring.
"I—I," he began. But his peasant
tongue was too thick to furnish the
glibly quick explanation needed for
the critical moment.
Suddenly he realised that he had
penetrated into the private apartments of the palace, the sacred domain, by stealth, and such intrusion
was punishable by death—a quick and
private death with the outside world
never hearing of it.
Reflecting as swiftly as his untrained wits permitted, there seemed but
one chance to take. There were
known to be one or two members
of the revolutionists' great secret organisation, the League of Liberty, inside t'he palace itself. This man with
the shabby suit and the affable, democratic manner, might be one of them.
He might make the great sign of the
League. At best, it was the only
Tensely, trembling, he raised his
left hand, and held the four fingers
straight upright, to indicate the dominant people, with the thumb crooked
inward and bent, to represent the
fallen king.
The king, still feeling gay and adventurous, and not knowing just what
to do to keep up the pleasant game
with this earnest man who amused
him so much, held up his left hand,
too, and quite deftly imitated the
queer movements the man had made.
It was a great success. The strange
man's face lit up with unspeakable joy
and he immediately grasped the king's
right hand in a clasp of fervid cordiality that made it ache.
"Ah, comrade, comrade!" he exclaimed in a low, ecstatic voice.
Gently but persistently withdrawing his hand from the Gargantuan
grip the king smiled boyishly.
The broad man quickly, eagerly,
continued: "Ah, how the luck is with
me. Without you I would have been
lost. I am comrade Antonio. I am
the one who drew the black lot in
the great meeting at Navotas. Show
me the king's room!"
Then the king knew that an assassin, a revolutionist of the great secret League of Liberty, stood at his
He had seen one once before; a
pale, starved, insane face which showed for an instant by the side of his
carriage, above the sudden white
smoke of a bomb, before it sank
bloodily buried beneath the crashing
sabres of the guard.
That man had been a fanatic whose
nervous arm had failed to deliver his
infernal instrument farther than the
horse of the guard who rode nearest
the royal carriage. But this was another type of regicide, a brown,
sturdy, determined man of the fields,
a peasant republican, not a crazed
The king thought quickly, with the
boyish smile still lingering on his
face, although his eyes were keen behind it. What methods of escape
were open to him?
It would he useless to hope to
match his slenderncss against the
broad peasant in grappling strength.
Nor could he call the guard before the
man's weapon would be turned upon
him. It bulged there in the side-
pocket of his coat in dangerous reach.
'Phe king even speculated curiously as
to whether it was dynamite or a pistol. It was impossible to tell from
the lumpy shape.
Of course, there was the other very
obvious and easily assumed method of
accepting the role of comrade and
leading the stranger into the hands
of the guard; but that was the most
perilous of all, for at the first sight
of uniforms, or even before that, in a
lighter part of the long corridor
where the king's features would be
plainer, the revolutionist would realise
his betrayal and instantly shoot.
Could he clap his hand over the
■pocket that contained the weapon and
hold it there long enough for the
guard to answer his call? Hardly,
for the man's thick right arm was
held with cunning closeness to his
body, at once protecting the pocket
and  making  it   possible   for   him  to
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withdraw the weapon in the tenth
part of a second.   It seemed hopeless.
"Why do you hesitate, comrade?"
the stranger was asking suspiciously.
"Our oath binds us to help one another whenever called upon. Lead
me to the ruler of our land!"
The king was thinking very quickly now. Weighing all chances swiftly
but carefully, he decided to take the
first and least hopeless one—to leap
upon the man and cry out to the
The chances were a hundred to one
that the peasant's great strength
would make the attempt only a means
of 'hastening the assassination; but
what if it did come to the worst, it
would mean but little, for the king-
had clearly in his mind at that moment the image of the Prince of Lagenda, just beyond in the morning-
room, the brave little prince to whom
he had been so blithely hastening a
moment before.
The Prince of Lagenda, young as
he was, showed marvellous traits. He
was the bright flower in the four-
hundred-year-old line of the Wepsburgs; the one scion who had inherited all of their few but brilliant
virtues and none of their many faults.
There was no fear, the king reflected, in thc loss of so untalented
and easy-going a link as himself when
there remained an heir like the Prince
of Lagenda to carry on the dynasty.
So, still smiling, the king began
to draw back his slender right hand
ready for thc blow—to take the
hundredth chance.
Slowly, cautiously, imperceptibly,
and easily his hand went back, poised
for the attack, and it was quite to
his hip when a pattering noise, sounding at the end of the long corridor
from the direction of the morning-
room, caused both men to look toward it.
One 'hundred feet ahead, a shaft of
morning sunlight had fallen into the
gloom of the long corridor. The door
of the morning-room had partly
opened, and outlined against it was
the small, chubby, sturdy, blond
figure of the three-year-old Prince of
He stood poised on the threshold,
ready for adventure. All morning he
had been making persistent efforts to
elude his nurse, and now he had succeeded.
Triumphantly venturing forth, with
much the same spirit of delightful
truancy which had possessed his
father a few minutes before, he stood
for an instant and then started slowly forward until he reached the joining of the long corridor and the first
hall, that which led to the queen's
own rooms.
The king saw him vacillating there,
and prayed fervidly that the small feet
would start in the direction of safety
and the queen. But the adventurous
prince, spying his father down the
corridor, ran straight toward him.
He arrived panting, bubbling, beautiful.
The square-faced man, starting in
surprise at the advent of the child,
glanced from the father to the son
with recognition hovering in his slow
"Eh, comrade, who is this?" he asked wonderingly, in the patois of lhe
The king had taken the Prince ol
Lagenda by one chubby hand and
smiled his famous, boyish, merry
smile more winningly than ever, it
was an instant for whicii regicides
and revolutionists might have prayed
for centuries. Not only the king, but
the four-hundred-year-old Wepsburg
dynasty could bc wiped out by one*
Now it was the king's turn to
choose bis only chance, as the peasant had chosen just previously.
Still smiling very quietly and genially, with his eyes looking full into the
other man's and his lingers grasping
the prince's soft, moist ones just a
trifle tighter, the king said clearly and
"You asked mc to lead you to the
ruler of our country, did you not?
Well, I will not have to, he has come
to us.    'Phis is he."
Ile waited for lhe effect of his
words on the blanchcd-faced revolutionist, then he continued, still quietly and cordially:
"People call him the Prince of Lagenda, but he is the real ruler of the
kingdom. Would you know how he
rules? By the purity of his white
skin, by the fearlessness of his blue
eyes, by the winsomeness of his curly
hair," the king stopped to finger it
lovingly, racked by the thought that
it might be for the last time.
"Our country has been in sore need
of one like him for many generations," he resumed. "There has been
neither purity nor fearlessness, nor
gentleness. But God has given them
all to him. He will be a king who
will be a king indeed, whether he shall
have a kingdom or not.
"I, in my few years, have tried tn
keep and to better this old land for
him, but tiie Wepsburgs have always
bred in steps, one valley between two
mountains, I am the valley, Fernando the Easy."
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Mr.  M.  Cassidy  is  over  from  the
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* *   *
Mr. D'Arcy Tate is a guest at the
Empress Hotel for a short period.
* *   *
A very jolly lunch was given last
week for Miss Lorna Eberts by Miss
Phyllis Mason at her home on Hock-
land Avenue.
* +    *
Miss Mara and party, Mrs. Troup
and party, were among the Victorians
who motored up to Cowichan Bay for
the Regatta.
* *   *
Mr. ancl Mrs. T. O. Mackay and
son of Vancouver, p are visiting Mrs.
Mackay's mother, Mrs. Savage, St.
Charles Street.
* *      *!**
Mr. Doothby of Duncan was in thc
city for a few days during the week
to attend the wedding of Mr. Guy
Rothwell and Miss Lorna Eberts.
* *   *
Last Wednesday at the Mount
Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, B.C., Miss Alice S. Johnston
of that place, and Mr. John H. Morrill of Kamloops were united in marriage by the Rev. J. VV. Woodside.
* *   *
A very interesting wedding was solemnized in Christ Church (Vancouver) last week when Miss Alice
Blakeney became the bride of Mr.
Kenneth C. Storey of Abhottsford.
Tne ceremony was performed by the
Rev. C. C. Owen.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Proctor,
of Vancouver, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy Linton, to .,.r.  Rosch Winckler, also of
the  same  place.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dewdney
have returned from their honeymoon
trip to the Sound cities and arc the
guests of Mrs. Fred. Peters (the
bride's mother) for a short time before proceding    to    tlieir    home in
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Rosa Belle
McXee and Mr. Weston John Barclay was performed by the Rev. J.
B. Warnicker at the First Baptist
Church last Saturday. The young
couple are both well known in social
* *   *
A wedding of interest to all Victorians, which took place recently in
London, is tliat of Mr. Lambert Bond,
for many years a resident of this
place and Miss Maud Abbott,
daughter of Mr. Keith Abbott, British
Consul-General in Persia.
* *   *
A very pretty wedding took place
at the residence of Mr. George Collins on Southgate Street, when Hiss
Violet Deakin became the bride oi
Mr. Arthur Joseph Beachene. After
their honeymoon, which is to be spent
in the Sound cities, Mr. and Mrs.
Beachene will make their future home
in Port Renfrew.
* *   *
A recent wedding of great interest
is that of Miss Dorothy Chipman,
second daughter of Mr. C. C. Chip-
man. Minniissu.ner of the Hudson's
Bay Company, and Mr. Koswcll Colt
of Xew York, whicli was solemnized
at St. Paul's church, Knightsbridge,
London. 'Phere were a great many
prominent  people among the  guests.
* *    *
The Misses Tolmie of Cloverdale
were among the recent hostesses at a
very smart tea last week iu honour
of their cousin, Miss Brown Tolmie.
The invited guests were: Mrs. Van
Tryle, Miss Van Tryte. Mr. and Mrs.
Forrest, Mrs. Charles. Mrs. Mac-
naughton Jones, Mrs. Lampman, Mrs.
1 helmcken, Miss Helmcken. Mrs.
McTavish, Miss McTavish, Miss Robinson, Misses Le Seucr, Aliss Lytton,
Mrs. Gavin Burns, Miss Macdonald,
Miss T. Drake, Mrs. A. I). Crease,
Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. and Miss Baugh
Allen, Mrs. and Miss Jesse. Mrs.
Devereux, Misses Devereux, Miss
Wark, Mrs. Williams. Misses Williams, Rev. and Mrs. Ard, Rev. Collison, Mr. McAdoo, Mrs. Bridgeman,
Misses McKay. Misses Finlayson,
Mrs. Tom, Mrs. Blaiklock, Mrs.
Rome, Mrs. Cornwall, Mrs. Browne,
Miss Sorby, Mrs. R. Jones, Misses
Carr,   Mrs.   Heyland,   Miss  Heyland,
Mrs. McCurdy.
* *   *
A very pleasant dance was given
last Friday week by the Misses Pitts
at their beautiful home on Rockland
avenue. The garden was decorated
with Chinese lanterns, while thc
house was transformed into a bower
of  flowers.    A   delicious  supper was
served during the evening in the dining-room, the table being arranged
with beautiful white sweet peas ane
greenery. Among the invited guests
were: Mrs. Ambery, Mrs. Twigg,
.iirs. Roger Monteith, Mrs. St.
George, Miss Williams, Miss Dupont,
Miss Angus, Miss Vera Mason, Miss
Monteith, Miss Troup, Miss Raymur,
Miss Cross, Miss Rome, Miss Hilda
Page, Miss D. Page, Mrs. Payne,
Miss Finlay, Miss Helmcken, Miss
Mara, Miss Macdowall, Miss Coomb,
Miss Arbuthnot, Miss Blackwood and
the Messrs. King, Rome, James,
Eberts, Twigg, Ambery, Monteith,
Halifax, Gillespie, li. Ambery, Patterson, Wise, Bullen, Hugh Peters, Ross,
Pemberton, Loenholm, D. Martin,
Arbuckle, Garrett, Scott, Payne, Cambie and others.
*   *   *
Mrs. A. P. Luxton, Rockland
Avenue, was hostess at a delightful
garden party on Tuesday last. During the afternoon croquet and putting
were indulged in.   Some of the guests
were: Mrs. Cooksow, Mrs. II. Beaven, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Bowker, Miss
Crease, Mrs. A. Crease, Miss Coombe,
Miss Dupont, Miss Nellie Dupont,
Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs.
Tom Gore, Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Galletlv, Miss Galletly, Mrs.
Gaudin, Mrs. Heisterman, Mrs. Home,
Mrs. Arthur Jones, Mrs. Kirk, Mrs.
Lampman, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Lindsay.
Mrs. Chief Justice Macdonald, Mrs.
Matthews, Mrs. Streatfield, Mrs.
Archer Martin, Mrs. McPhillips, Miss
Macnaughton Jones, Lady McBride,
Mrs. Powell, Miss Williams, Mrs.
Phipps, Mrs. Prior, Miss Jessie Prior,
Mrs. Penrberton, Mrs. J. Pemberton,
Mrs. Peters, Miss Payne, Mrs.
Rhodes, Mrs. Sterling, Mrs. Shallcross, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Sampson.
Mrs. Talbot, Mrs. Twigg, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. George Johnson, Mrs.
Macguire, Mrs. McCallum, Miss
Paula Irving, Mrs. Hannington, Mrs.
Dewdney, Miss Streatfield, Mrs. Kirkbride, Mrs. Loewen, Miss Eva
Loewen, and a great many others.
Defence Problems in Western Canada
The Untrodden Path of the Cart Before
the Horse
In thc last two numbers of The
Week, June 22 and 29, we have discussed matters connected with defence of an active nature with our
eyes lixed ou possible storm quarters
and where clouds seem to be collecting on various points of the Imperial
horizon. To say that we are absolutely unprepared and would go down
like a house built of a pack of cards
and it would he all over bar the shouting in less time than it takes to write
this, would he a very poor-spirited
way of looking at things.- The fact is
there is plenty of material and good
material wherewith to safeguard ourselves but it requires method and
proper arrangement to put the house
in order. Unfortunately we are too
much inclined tp put the cart before
the horse and begin, so to speak, at
the wrong end of things. We all want
to be commanding officers, the position is an attractive one and as a
matter of fact when the fortunate individual is approached with a view-
to becoming a commander in being
he very naturally accepts, and the
term "gracefully accepted" usually
means nonsense, or is at least very
devoid of meaning: were such a person, if approached with a view to becoming an honorary colonel, to
answer, "Xo, but I will be a private,
if really wanted, it is more than likely
i-e will do far more towards the enlistment of recruits than by accepting a useless position wdiich can only
attract the snob element to fill the
positions of officers and non-commissioned officers, under whom the rank
and lile would naturally light shy 0!
serving. It must be remembered that
we are dealing with a serious subject
and the training time must not be
regarded as a frivolous holiday outing, on the other hand the temporary
change from the run of every-day life
does not detract from the merits of
the change. Lindsay Gordon, the
Australian Shakespeare would have it
"Snort's  like  lift* anil life's  like sport
"laim   all   skillies   anil   beer."
And again—
"There is wisdom in follies that brighten the
ln follies that light the eyes;
lint the folly lo wisdom that makes pretence
Is alone by tlie fool thought wise."
'Phe raising of a regiment is not a
simple matter; ask those who know
little about it and who try; [they generally take the untrodden path—yes.
you will say how can the path exist
if it is untrodden? Well, that's just
my meaning—the cart before thc
horse.j a man will produce a list
showing officers and X.C.O.'s chock
full but he has a different tale to tell
about the rank and file. As a matter
of fact he has already saddled himself
with difficulties of his own making,
for he 'has bumped up against prejudice—an otherwise willing and earnest
recruit is far less likely to enlist when
he finds out that X. has accepted the
rank of corporal and Mr. Y. of lieutenant, and Mr. Z. the captaincy of the
company in which he would probably
be required to serve in. All honour
is due to Theodore Roosevelt (American elections concern us nothing here
so wc need not let our minds fly off
in that direction) for having raised
the Roughriders through energy and
strength of his own personality and
having carefully picked and chosen
his complete "outfit" placed them under a competent commander, taking a
subordinate position himself and even
when that commander was disabled
only accepting command after persuasion and inducement; here was a
display of genuine soldierly qualities
which infected "all ranks" and gave
to the "Roughriders" the record that
they carried through all their doings
in the Cuba campaign and which they
most justly deserved. We can no
more make a fighting machine with,
any "mettle" in their personnel by
starting at the top of the tree than
you can build a house by starting with
the chimney pots lirst: it is just as
well to give up hoping to do so; the
spirit governs the movement of the
body; the good lady's kiss that enlisted the Highlanders roused the
spirit that backed the discipline which
carried them through everything.
'Phe question is where is that spirit in
Canada today? How is it to be
roused among born Canadians? It is
unquestionably there—must be—but
how can we attract it. This is our
first problem.   ,
To talk applying it before we know
something about qualities and quantities, is mere wind and waste of time,
like writing on water. Don't let us
worry over caste and class differences
to borrow once more from Lindsay
Gordon and remember:
"Our   common  descent  we  can  all   recall
To that  lady of old,  caught  tripping,
The fair one in lig leaves who damned us all
For a bite at a golden pippin."
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1004 Government Street THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
(Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
at    the    whites    have    another
#   *   *
t hope deferred still maketh the
* *   *
it   it   is   becoming   increasingly
It to see a  fight through to  a
* *    x
t in a short time it will be as
lt to  see  one begun.
* *   *
t  while  Sheriff  Richards  lives,
is hope.
* *   *
t in future he will carry a big
if   one-dollar bills   ready   for
* * *
even  a  sheriff's  position  has
itations, and some of them are
by law.
* *   *
J some of the greatest men have
lown before technicalities—and
[me of the smallest.
* *   *
I technicalities   do   not always
[the course of justice.
* *   *
there must be a preponderat-
linent of Scotch in the make-
la Vancouver weekly, or au
lo    undreamt    of    subtlety    in
* *   *
an   article   directed  in  irony
the   prevailing   practice   of
and  picnicing on the Parlia-
irounds failed to penetrate the
liatter of a writer in the "Sat-
* *   *
he seriously approved of the
lie  recommendations  in   "Util-
|s of Waste Spaces."
* *   *
he expressed the wish that the
liver City Council would read,
[learn and outwardly apply the
he found therein.
* *   *
if they do so, infli,.' I"2 a case
|od  help the  CitjLj Hall."
Now in Full
tome of Hobberlin Clothes
608 Yates St.
Next to Imperial Bank
That "Bohemian's" article served
its purpose in Victoria.
* *   *
That the British Manufacturers received a hearty welcome at the Coast.
* *   *
That they will have much to digest
on their return home, but that thc
hospitality they encountered in Winnipeg will probably not seriously interfere with the operation.
* *   *
That when there is no other cause
for bickering, there is always "The
That Canada wants a flag of her
own. and won't be happy till she gets
* *   *■
That the whole question reminds
one irresistibly of a famous picture
connected with  soap.
* *   *
That at any rate thc Victoria Times
should be thankful for t'he Secretary's attitude, as it gave the opportunity for making a few nasty remarks, according to the best approved
(Times)  standard.
* *   *
That the Fourth of July celebration
at Goldstream was an unqualified success.
* *   *
That there was only one dissatisfied participant—and he was eaten.
* *   *
That Mr. Morley has written to the
papers to say, "I told you so."
* *   *
That the citizens of Victoria will
have an opportunity next week of
showing their sympathy with the sufferers at Regina.
* *   *
That as their charitable impulses
will be stimulated by the promise of
a good show, it is to be hoped the
response will be general.
* *   *
That as an alternative suggestion
to the Tunnel Scheme, it is proposed
to support an inclined bridge by
means of stationary balloons.
* *   *
That the necessary lifting power
could  be  obtained    by    using  some
people's heads.
* '*   *•
That the C. P. R. have actually annoyed the Colonist by loading and
unloading freight on Store Street.
* *   *
That by doing this they have annoyed a lot of other people for a long
time past—but it is serious now.
That measures have been taken to
check the flow of bad language at the
* *   *
That the same measures might be
taken in the infant classes at the public schools.
* *   *
That profanity, unlike charity,
should not start at home, but usually
* *   *
That the child is father of the man,
and can usually give him a few
pointers in "cuss" words.
* *   *
That if a certain suggested by-law
ever   passes,  youthful   profanity  will
reach its zenith about 8 p.m.
-f   *   *
That interest will be revived in a
well-known poem, but it will be
placed on the "Codex Expurgatorius"
at the schools.
* *   *
That the Over-Seas Club will be "en
fete" next Wednesday evening, to welcome Mr. Evelyn Wrench, the organizer of the movement.
* *   *
That though new brooms may
sweep clean, new Telephone Exchanges   do   not   seem   to   make   for
*   *
That the Victoria Telephone Exchange is rapidly descending to the
depths from which the Vancouver Exchange has only lately begun to
* *   *
That new blood sometimes wants
* *   *
That the Highlanders marched
home with their pipes, which is what
Highlanders might be expected to do.
* *   *
That the Fifth Regiment marched
home without the cars, on which feat
the "Hornet" extends his congratulations.
That the summer camp was the
most successful ever held in the vicinity of Victoria.
«   *   *
That the military manoeuvres culminating in the repulse of thc invading force last Monday deserved the
enconiums they received.
* *   *
That the action of Lieut. R. P.
Clarke in arresting the three "hoodlums" who were jeering at the parade
deserves all praise.
* *   *
That we shall be better able to
judge of the possibilities of the Presidential campaign when we see the
effect of the new ruse felt.
* *   *
That there is such a thing as falling between two stools.
* *   *
That the Hon. R. L. Borden is
"quite the cheese" in the Old Country.
That   he  represents   the   Canadian
and not the American variety.
* *   *
That the Provincial Librarian has
a positive genius for unearthing manuscripts and photographs of public interest.
* *   *
That he well deserves the compliment of being invited to lecture in
Kamloops on the "Old Cariboo Road."
That it takes an architect from the
American Continent to plan an Olympic Stadium with sufficient seating
* *   *
That accommodation for 25,000 will
leave many people standing still.
* *   *
That the Olympic Games will be a
god-send to the Moving-Picture
* *   *
That extremes meet when a horse
race is advertised by means of a
motor truck.
* *   *
That congratulations are in order
to the Hon. W. R. Ross on his safe
return from a successful mission.
* *   *
That it is rare that a Minister has
the satisfaction of being able to announce that the country has twice as
much timber as was generally supposed.
That the Times has not yet discovered how to make use of this interesting piece of information.
* *   *
That the Balmoral Hotel is undergoing a complete transformation and
will shortly be right up to date.
* *   *
That Alderman Humber fails to do
himself justice when he describes
himself as merely a figure-head.
* *   *
That he should remember that the
figure-head always went first into
battle and was always the last to come
* *   *
That modesty carried too far,
ceases to be a virtue.
* *   *
That hc may escape further censure, under the First Offenders' Act.
At the Standard Stationery
Co., Ltd., 1220 Government St.,
Victoria, B.C.:
"The Ruby Heart of Kish-
gar," by Arthur W. Marchmont.
Musson Book Co.  $1.50.
"The Man in Lonely Land,"
by Kate Langley Bosher, author
of Mary Cary. Musson Book
Co.   $1.50.
At the Victoria Book and Stationery Co., 1004 Government
St., Victoria, B.C.:
"The Far Triumph," by Elizabeth Dejeans.   $1.50.
"The Passionate Elopement,"
by Compton Mackenzie.   $1.50.
"The Sins of the Father," by
Thomas Dixon.   $1.50.
Old Country Barber Shop
Honey and  Flowers Hair Tonic
An   excellent   Tonic   Dressing   for   tbe
Hair, 50c, 75c and $1.00 per bottle
Charles  Gordon   Steuart,   Hair  Expert
637 Fort Street
Apl 20 S July 27
Hatters and Furnishers "To Men Who Care"
Haberdashery j
De Lux
H    !
Hats to suit the
most fastidious.
Our Hat stock
comprises the
season's newest
and up-to-date
styles and novel-
t i e s. Crush
shapes at $1.50,
$2.00 and $2.50.
Hard Hats, $3
to $5.00: Telescopes and Alpine shapes $3
to $5. I
Spence, Doherty
1216 Douglas St.
Mch 9 L June 9
THE Staggard Tread Tires
are the most economical you can
buy because the double thickness
and quality of the riding treads equal that
of any two ordinary tires.
Their chief value, however, lies in the protection they afford both passengers and car in checking
every tendency to slip or skid on any kind of wet or
slippery road or when making sharp emergency turns.
which tells why Republic "Staggard Tread" T'tes
give more service at less expense and are safer tnan
any other kind.
Distributors for B. G.
mch 16
The First Complaint
Has not yet been received from any of the thousands
to whom we have sold Heinz Delicious Preparations.
Ever meet anyone who didn't just love anything out
of a Heinz tin?   We never did and never expect to.
HEINZ PORK AND BEANS -Baked in the good old-fashioned way. but baked
better and more thoroughly than ever you could bake them, and as for purity—
well, everyone knows Heinz' reputation. Either plain or iu delicious Tomato
sauce.    In   tins  25c,  20c  and    is'/aC
HEINZ INDIA RELISH—.Makes cold meat tlu* favorite family dish. A- bandy
bottle to have in the larder 35c
HEINZ PURE CIDER VINEGAR -Vou know you've gol tbe best when lids name
is on the label.    Per bottle   40c
Malt or While Wine Vinegar also stocked.
HEINZ CREAM TOMATO SOUP Tbe most delicious soup you ever lasted.
Per tin 20c and i2'/£c
HEINZ EUCHRED PICKLES Will tickle tin* mosl jaded palate. Particularly
rich,    llottle  soc
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tela. 178, 179 Tel. 9678 Tel. 8677
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B.C.
S.S. CAMOSUN for Prince Rupert ami Granhy Hay every Tuesday.
S. S. CHIir.OilSrX   for   Skeena   Kiver,   Prince   Kupert,   Naas,   Port   Simpson,   nnd
Stewart, every Saturday.
S.S. VENTURE for Campbell Kiver, Hardy Ray, Rivers Inlet, Xaniu, Ocean Falls,
llella Coola, Bella Bella, every Wednesday.
S. S. VADSO for Skeena River, Prince Rupert, Naas, every two weeks.
JOHN   IIAKXSU'.Y,   Agent,
Phone 1925 1003 Government Street
may 8 (S) oet 19 12
(Continued from Page i)
conditions mentioned in Mr.'Maw-
soh's letter, was approved. So far
all went well ancl it seemed that the
City of Victoria had been fortunate
enough to secure the services of an
eminent expert for the further
beautification of her environs. But
there is an old proverb which tells
of the actions of mice when the
feline guardian of the house is absent. No sooner was Alderman
Cuthbert's back turned, during the
time that he was in Ottawa on the
business of the City than at a moment when several other members
of the Council were absent, the contract was voted clown ancl the City
Council committed to a breach of
faith. There was only one step
open to Alderman Cuthbert and
that was the one wliieh he has
taken. In handing in his resignation as Chairman of the Parks
Committee he has severed himself
from any connection with the action of the City Council and has
given a guarantee to Mr. Mawson
that he himself acted in all goocl
faith. If the matter were not so
serious, it would be amusing. The
Week does not suppose that Mr.
Mawson will suffer from any heart-
turnings on the subject, though no
man, however high his position in
his own department, likes to experience such a "volte face" on the part
of those with whom he is conducting negotiations. Mi-. Mawson's
reputation, however, rests on a
firmer foundation than the whims
of the Victoria City Council, but
the full history of the transaction
and its denouement would make
curious reading in some of the
English papers.
That Hundredth Chance
(Continued from Page 9)
Then the revolutionist knew that it
was the king, the man he had come
to kill, who was talking. And more,
that the crown prince, marked by the
League as equally doomed, was within  his reach.
He trembled and shook like a winter leaf with the agitation of it, but
his right hand held tightly over the
lump in his coat.
Imperceptibly his hand sank deeper
into the pocket.
"I drew the black lot in the great
meeting at Navotas," he declared
coldly.    "I  came to kill."
"Yes, 1 know," the king replied,
his face still smiling, but the foreboding of desperation in his eyes.
"But why? Have you among your
revolutionists one man like that?"
His free hand pointed to the princ..
"Your tongue shows that you are
from the north provinces, from Bra-
tain, perhaps; you breed steeds on
your plains of Bratain for speed. This
man-child has been bred to rule. The
white plume that led on the bloody
slopes of La Raza belonged to his
great-great-grandfather. Thc sword
that turned back the French legions
at Brassy was held by his grandfather.
' "He will make our land great and
prosperous again, and I ask to live
myself only that 1 may teach him and
guide him. He alone can do it, he
will be the mountain!"
"A child," grumbled the square-
faced man gruffly.
"In only eighteen years he will be
of age! What is eighteen years in the
life of a nation? You and I may
not enjoy the blessings of it, but our
children will. You have children,
have you not, Antonio?"
The republican's head shook grim-
"There was no bread to feed them
—why should I have them?"
The king's face paled until it held
only the wan ghost of his smile. After all, he was but the valley, Fernando the Easy.
The revolutionist was growling
some inarticulate words.
"I came to kill," he repeated with
peasant obstinacy. "I drew the black-
lot in the great meeting at Navotas."
The big muscles of his right arm
stiffened, and slowly his hand sank
deeper into the pocket. It reached
the lump and grasped it.
Then the Prince of Lagenda, becoming suddenly impatient, pulled
away from his father and pushed out
with his small list against the
stranger's thick leg.
"Go away!" he ordered. "My father
is to play with me. You are not a
councillor—go with die servants."
He lifted his face fearlessly to the
man's brown one, and his clear blue
eyes flashed with 'he indescribable
sureness of four centuries of implicit
"Go!" he repeated.
The peasant's fac. suddenly went
wdiite as chalk, his thick, sturdy legs
trembled, his long-bred peasant
blood—the four hunured years of
obedience—was turning to water before the pleasure of that infant royal
There was a hypnotic force enveloping him, the spell of the old
Wepsburgs, the Wepsburgs of the
white plumes and long swords. The
instinct of submission gripped him.
He fought it desperately, but the
blood told.
His hands dropped limply to his
"I—I go," he stammered. "Although
it means death outside. They are
waiting for me. It was decreed that
if he who drew the black lot should
not do his task within the week he
should be marked for death himself.
No, no"—he noticed the king's agitation. "It will be useless to try to
save me.    And  1 am content."
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He turned to go, but t'he king halted
him, and reaching out his long white
hand, suddenly grasped the broad,
brown one. His large, sad, whimsical
eyes, more fitted for a poet or a
dreamer than for a ruler, were brimming moist.
"Good-bye—good-bye, comrade Antonio!" he said. "Sergeant of the
He clapped his hands and a guard
hurried from a cross corridor.
"Safe escort to the palace gate!"
Musical     Programme,     Wednesday,
July ioth, (K. of P. Hall)
Violin Solo  Mr. Mittelstedt
Song Mr. Hirst
Vocal Duet  Mrs. McLaren
Mr. Mackenzie
Song  Mrs. McLaren
Song Mr. Mackenzie
Song  Mr. Wootton
NOTICE is hereby given that the Victoria
and Sidney Railway Company have deposited
witli the Minister o( 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 thc Governor-ln-Council for approval
thereof at the expiration of one month from
the, first, publication of this advertisement.
Dated this 2nd dav of luly, A.D. 191*1.
Solicitor for the Victoria and Sidney
Railway Company.
July 0     .     ■ " aug. 3
NOTICE is hereby given that Wec|
the  10th July,   1912,  is the last day^
gjistration  of  Members of the first
tion of the British Columbia University
11, Chap. 234, R. S. 1911).
Superintendent of Educj
Victoria, B. C,
3rd July,  1912.
July 6
NOTICE is hereby given that thel
notice of which  appeared in the  Briti
umbia   Gazette   of  the   25th   Februar-J
being  dated   the  23rd   February,   190^
ing   to   a   parcel   of   land   situated
Eastern _  shore    of    Masset    Inlet,
[sland, is cancelled and that the vacaj
included   therein   will   be   thrown
pre-emption  at  midnight on  Friday,
4th,   1912.
Deputy Minister of l|
Lauds   Department,
Victoria, R. C, 211*' July, 1912.
July Ci
Do You Want High
Grade Furniture f
Do You Want Well Made
Comfortable Furniture;?
Do You Want to Buy Your
Home Furnishings Now/?
Then come to WEILER BROS- where
you can get just such furnishings for your
home at arrangements to suit all.
Jam is Nice to Have in the Winter Time
The berries are ripe; now is the time to do your preserving.
Perhaps last year you put up sonic Jam but not enough.
See that you do enough this Summer to last all Winter.
It's handy to have in the house and tastes mighty gooil
about December. Be sure and get FRUIT JARS that are
made right. See that after your trouble to make tlle Jam
you won't be disappointed when you come to use it by
having it spoiled by using jars that are no good. We have
a stock of the best FRUIT JARS money can buy. We have
been buying Fruit Jars for years so ought to know the best.
Conic in and gel some at these prices:
Pint size, per dozen 80c
Ouart size, per dozen  $1.00
Half-gallon size, per dozen $1-35
Pint  size,  per  dozen    90c
Chiart size, per dozen   $1.10
Half-gallon   size,  per  dozen  .$1.55
WOODEN SPOONS, from, each ioc
JELLY OR HONEY JARS, at, per dozen 75c
Get a Refrigerator and other Summer Needs at Weilers'
The Weiler Bros, store will sell you the VERY HEST Refrigerators that can be had for the money.
Before putting in a stock of them this season we looked over many makes ancl selected the BEST we
could find. They are perfectly built ancl are thoroughly SANITARY. Before you buy a Refrigerator,
come in antl see us.
The Value is Apparent
at a Glance.
The Store that Never
The Home of
New Ideas
Honest Values


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