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Array The Week
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A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Vol. XI, No. 9--Eleventh Year
Victoria, B.C., Canada, April 12, 1913
5c. a copy, $2.00 a year
"No policy will be satisfactory to the people of British
Columbia whieli does not include a substantia] and prompt
Japanese Immigration
I!N tlie matter of Oriental Immigration, and more particularly of
immigration from Japan, the Victoria Times has placed itself
-i in a curious dilemma. Until the Japanese Treaty came before
lhe House at* Ottawa last week the Liberal party literally swore by
fhe Lemieux agreement, which was not a treaty, but, simply a friendly
arrangement, under which Japanese immigration into Canada was
regulated so thai u few hundred a year could eorne in. which made it
practically a negligible quantity. This is what the people of Canada
In general and the people of British Columbia in particular, wanted.
It enme so near the vanishing point that they were content to put up
■villi it, and only those who wished to make a little political capital out
[if thc Liberal Government, found any serious fault with the arrangement. It lias worked well for several years, nnd is working well
iday. Thc only improvement on it would be direct legislation against
Japanese immigration'. The same objection in this exists as cxisicd
it the time when Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Govormnenl entered into the
l.cmieiix Agreement. There is nn Imperial Treaty, and it would be
tn inconceivable thing thai Canada should, especially at Ihe present
prisis, adopt u line of action whicli would in any way embarrass
liront Britain, and might possibly lead to disastrous consequences.
JI is not neessnry to debate at length the importance, at any rale for
liniie yenrs to come, id' a friendly alliance with Japan. ■ As long as
|hnt nllinnee continues flrent Britain has the support of the strongest
pari time power in the Pacific, and no portion of the Empire derives
Jo great a benefit from that alliance as Canada. The Japanese Gov-
Irnineiit has shown its "bona fides," and has proved by the way in
Ihich it lias lived up to its agreement thai il can be trusted to h ur
[rrangeineuts with a friendly power wdiich may uot; have the legally
finding force of a treaty. Why disturb Ihis arrangement. The fuel
linl the Imperial Government left Canada free to take whatever
ction she saw tit in the mntter surely constitutes no reason why wc
mould give Japan a slap in the face. If there should prove to lie a
lisposition to violate the Lemieux Agreement, means can be found
i protect Canadian interests and to enforce lhe Canadian view, iiul
the moment it is the course of wisdom to let well alone, and il is
Ir refusing to support a resolution ,of that pseudo-political bneaneer.
r. Frank Oliver, that the Times has the temerity to score the iiicm-
lers for British Columbia. In such criticism there is no element of
Jiirness, of honesty or of reason. It is a mere political expedient, as
las Mr. Oliver's resolution, and it is hard to resist the conclusion thai
; very conspicuous featuring of tbis item iu thc Times of Wednesday
; an indication that the time has come to draw a red herring across
lie trail in anticipation of the abandonment of the fight on the Naval
The Closure
T 0 one is enamoured of the idea of a closure to debate. Viewed
in the most favourable light it is a gag.    No   one   hives
medicine.   Viewed   in  tho  most favourable  light it is a
[usance.   Yet most people have from time immemorial regarded it
i a necessary evil and a means to nn end.   This is how the people of
lunula, whatever their political affiliations, will lie inclined to regard
To introduction of the closure into the Federal Parliament.   The
jison d'etre of closure resolutions is that the ordinary machinery of
■bate has broken down, at any rate temporarily, and has been found
lidoqiiiite for dealing with a situation of emergency, which calls for
Jompt decision.   Under similar circumstances the Mother of Parlia-
|nts found it necessary to introduce the closure.    It has been in
eration, when invoked, for a quarter of a century without once
iliting the freedom of speech, or infringing the liberty of lhe sub-
It.   ft hns rarely been applied, but though unpalatable, both parties
Ive recognized that under certain circumstances it, becomes a useful
Itrunicnt, without which nn "impasse" would sometimes be reached
Id the wheels of the legislature would be indefinitely clogged. This
In* slate of affairs today al Ottawa.   It is nol necessary in indulge
Jpnrty recriminations to establish the fuel that lhe debute mi the
Ivnl resolution lins already been running sn long thnt the fullest
l.ortunity bus been afforded   for  legitimate criticism, nud  thai
less lhe whole business of the country is to be held up, lhe tension
st be relieved.   The application nf the closure is regrettable, hul
Jv in the sense that  it is regret I able for circumstances to have
Isen whieh necessitated il.   There is no fear that iu ils application
|>re will be any greater departure from the best traditions of IV-
nentary debate in Canada than lias been Ihe case in England, and
it must not bo forgotten that conduct such as has been indulged in
by the Opposition in connection with the naval resolution if persisted in will constitute a violation of the constitutional principle
that the Government must rule. By indefinitely delaying the business
of the House and assuming the right to determine when a decision
shall be arrived at the minority is arrogating to itself the rights and
functions of the majority.
The New Wreck Commissioner
EVER since the death of the late Captain Gaudin there has been
considerable curiosity as to wdio his successor would be. Victoria is rich in having a number of callable officers well
fitted to till the position, and the difficulty has been not tn find a
suitable man, but to find the best man. The position is one of responsibility and honour; calling for the exercise of special ability and technical knowledge. It is needless to say that the late Capt. Gaudin
possessed these qualifications in the highest degree, and set a standard in the discharge of his important duties which none but a thor-
oughly competent successor could live up to. The Week believes that
in selecting Captain John Duncan Macpherson Ihe Government has
acted wisely, and it is no reflection on the other officers available fnr
lhe position to say that his prnniotion is well deserved. Captain
Macpherson is a man in the prime of life, being forty-seven years of
Captain John Duncan Macpherson, D.G.S. Quadra, who succeeds the late Captain Gaudin as Wreck Commissioner.
age. lie was born at Singapore, and is the son of the late Colonel
Macpherson. who was Lieutenant-Governor of the Straits Settlements, As n boy he served his time on the training ship "Worcester," and ns early as 1S8T joined the Pacific Steam Navigation
Company, plying between London, Australia and South America,
lie remained with ihis company for nineteen years, ami wilh them
his promotion was steady and persistent, lie joined in IS.S7 ns
fourth officer; in 1SSH became third officer; in ISD2 second officer;
iu KS!i4 chief officer, nml in 11100 captain, lie continued in ibis
position until lit'1", when In* enme in British Columbia to bring the
"William Joliffe" frnm Liverpool for lhe B.C, Salvage Company.
Subsequently he joined the (MM!. Const Service nnd was successively captain of the "Princess Ena" and the "Otter." Let year In*
was selected by the Dominion Government lo succeed Cnpt. Hackett
nf the D.G.S. "Quadra," a position which he has filled with the utmost satisfaction ami credit ami wliieh he still holds. Tin* Week
congratulates Captain Macpherson on his appointment to so honourable n position; il nlso congratulates the Service and the public on
being able to secure a man of such sterling character nnd splendid
An Important Deliverance
IT Is imi long since a Victoria audience gathered in the thentre al
a public meeting nf the Navy League was aroused to enthusiasm
by llie reading of a leiter frnm Chief Justice I Inn ler. The letter
was dated Oct. 20, 1912, and in view of the unfair criticism levelled
nI the hend nf lhe Chief Jusl ice in connection with his splendid deliverance ni lie annual dinner of the Canadian Club ibis week, ii may
cot be mil of place In refer in ihal letter aud to quote several SOU-
encos, which will show thai iIn Chief Justice held, as In* had a righl
lo hold, strong personal views mi the subject of Imperial Naval Defence, nnd ihal the views wliieh he held and expressed Inst "fall" arc
entirely consistent with thoso ho expressed in his important deliverance this week. Referring to the question of emergency, ho then snid,
"If the Imperial Government hns advised the Canadian Government
ihat an emergency exists whieh sooner or Inter is likely to ripen into
a crisis, then that ought, J. tliink, to be sufficient for  the [people of
Canada, and the question ought to be approached not in the spirit of
bow little we can contribute in order to avoid the charge of being a
niggardly or penurious people, nor even in that of how much we can
afford, but rather in that of how much is necessary  to  ensure  an
Imperial victory in the event of conflict.   If as a people we are not
willing to the utmost of our power to support the emblem whieh commands the respect of the world and guarantees freedom and justice
wherever it flies, if we are going to haggle over the performance of
our manifest duty, and to debate the worth to ourselves of the maintenance and defence of British institutions, then we should deserve fo
vanish from history as the degenerate sons of the Mother of Liberty."
The Liberal Opposition in the House is trying to show today that no
emergency exists; that the term hus been misapplied, and that if there
is no emergency the "raison d'etre" for prompt action hns disappeared.     The answer to this is that the Prime Minister of Canada
has announced on the authority of the Imperial Government that an
emergency does exist.   This announcement and this authority may
not he sufficient for the hot-headed political partizans who are trying
to make political capital out of whnt is au Imperial and should he a
non-political question.  If the authority is not sufficient for them, it is
quite sufficient for Chief Justice Hunter, and complies with his first
conditiom   The condition being established, bis present attitude is
consistent with his letter of last October; he goes on to say  in   his
speech of Tuesday lnsl: "Xow, assuming that there is an emergency,
is tliere any other wny of meeting it than  by  giving contributions
freely ami voluntarily to the Imperial Government?   Some people
tell us that the money would he better spent at home; the suggestion does not so much appeal to onr patriotism ns in our materialism.
Then it is nlso suggested that we should have the ships stationed
here.    I would like to know what one battleship and two cruisers
located at Halifax would do in the event of a European war.   We
want to hnve the ships in the fighting line, right where the danger
threatens and where tbey will lie of some service, lt bus always been a
fighting policy to get, near the enemy, und for my pnrt I believe in it."
The Chief Justice made no excuse for speaking out boldly on a great
Imperial problem. He anticipated thai his remarks would he unpalatable In some people, hut thought that it wns   nn   occasion   on
which cvery.mau might be permitted lo speak his mvn thoughts.   Ile
ended a splendid address with a note of warning when In* urged
that it would be better if fewer arguments were addressed to our
materialism and more to our patriotism, and added   a   sentiment
whicli should appeal to all that in the pnst we had been altogether
mo apathetic in this country in regard to thc Imperial relationship,
and he sincerely hoped thnl in Ihe I'lilurc we should   not   have   to
suffer for it.   It would be idle to speculate ns in whnt the critics of
the Chief Jusl ice would have snid   if he   bail    denounced    Mr.
Borden's  policy  antl  bail  brought his eloquence In an advocacy of
ihal proposed by the leader of tlie Opposition.   To most men ii will
appear that he was able In perform n task  wliieh   has   proved loo
formidable for the Liberal party, the Liberal press nml the Liberal
leader; that is, in the fnce of a great National and Imperial crisis to
rise above party influence and party considerations, to speak as he
thought and felt and as every man has a right to speak if In* values
his citizenship and recognizes his personal responsibilities. Throughout, the Province there will he many to applaud the courage and to
endorse the. wisdom of one who is undoubtedly a strong man nnd a
brilliant intellect, nnd one who, if he hail not abandoned public life,
wnuld hnve been a leader nf men.
Lord Roberts' Appeal
NO nne will question lhe right nf Lord Roberts in I olisidered
the first soldier in lhe Empire. His distinguished services;
his lirilinul achievements, nnd his high personal character
all entitle him to be sn regarded, ll is doubtful whether in tin* whole
nf his distinguished career he bus done nnything nf n more truly
Imperial character than the work in which he is now engaged. Al
seventy-live years of nge he has initiated a campaign for arousing tho
people of Groat Britain to a sense of their responsibilities and the
needs of llic hour in the mailer of military preparation. Lord
Roberts realizes ihal military training, even if ii never leads l"
lighting, is valuable as n discipline, ns a moulder of character, ami
as a stimulus in the patriotism of the young men of the nation, lie
wishes in establish n school in whicii young men of every rank and
class will between the ages of eighteen ami twenty exercise side by
side ami share equally and alike i" the same health-giving and
strength-giving discipline, the same food, the same lodging, the -nine
clothing, the snn omforts or discomforts of every kind.   The son
of lho ] r side by side with the snn of the peasant,   lie pointed out
ihal such a national army will not be a t script army, for it is nol
proposed to make service in tbo regular over-seas army compulsory,
lie Innks for n territorial army in which every young man shall
acquire hy drill and discipline those habits of obedience, endurance,
fortitude, rosolutii nd self-dependence which will nl once enable
him nol only to face each day's tasks more efficiently, but to acquit
himslf with h ir in the field against any enemy thai dares to sol
sol fool nn Britain's shores. This is a brief outline of Lord Roberts'
speech delivered on the 14th of March in lin* Drill Hull. Wolverhampton, The visit of the veteran field Marshal aroused <n much enthusiasm nnd interest thai not only was the Drill Hull | ked with (iOOO
people, Inn nn overflow ting of 4-.000 wns held in [he Agricultural
Hnll, both being addressed by Lord Roberts, and even then 3,000
men nml women were unable lo secure admission, nnd adjourned to
lho mnrket-pl  where tbe text of his speech wns displnyed on a Page Two
Victoria, B.C., April 12, 1913
lantern screen while it wits being delivered. Ilia closing words worn
delivered with great emotion and are snid to have produced a profound impression. ".Men of Wolverhampton, Radicals, Liberals und
Unionists alike, is it too much to hope that tliis grent meeting tonight
will not simply dissolve as from sonic place of amusement, but that nil
of you will carry in youi' hearts the deep resolve that for Britain's
sake this thing ean be done, and with the help of God and your true
heart that this thing for Britain's sake shall be done,"
Fortunes of War
MONTENEGRO is the smallest of the Balkan Stales. Its
total population is less than half that of Britisli Columbia,
and nut more than that of Vancouver, Victoria and New
Westminster combined. Ils territory is extremely limited, bein
comprised within an area mil more than seventy miles square. Thi
area consists mostly of mountains witb a few fertile valleys, lis contour greatly resembles British Columbia. The people are a hardy,
thrifty type of mountaineers; they have a king whom they love, who
shares their simple life and who is in every respect a typical Montenegrin. It was King Nicholas and his men wdio struck the first blow
in the present war. They went into it with one determination—to
secure possession of Scutari, and to establish their capital there. The
people told the king that if he came back without this prize he might
tis well not come back at, all. No doubt, this determination accounts
for the present attitude of King Nicholas, who declares that he will
abdicate if the Bowers intervene to prevent the consummation of his
policy. The incident verges both on thc ridiculous and the sublime.
The sturdy independence, the fine character, the courage, the determination and lho ambition of thc .Montenegrins approach the loftiest
standard and have earned the admiration of the world. They have done
their duty, and done it nobly. They have been the niusl brilliant performers in a bloody war; they have secured their prize, anil now the
great Bowers aggregating over 200.000.000 tire employing tlieir warships and threaten to employ their soldiers against this little handful
of Montenegrins to prevent them reaping fhe fruits of tlieir victory.
The situation is dramatic; it may become tragic. Popular sympathy will be with the '.Montenegrins and their desire to establish
themselves in tin open port on the Adriatic. If they are thwarted it
will he because they are compelled to yield to "force majeure," but
if tliere is any right or title in conquest, never did a victorious army
tetter deserve to retain thc prize wdiich it bas fairly and honourably
President Conservative Association
MR. A. G. SARGISON was the logical nominee for the
important office of President of the Victoria Conservative
Association. It is an honourable position, the more so
since under the new constitution the President is elected by the vote
of 250 delegates representing each ward in the city. Dr. Young,
wdio was present at the Convention fin Thursday night, stated that
he had never faced such a representative gathering of Conservatives
in Victoria. There is therefore all the more honour in Mr. Snrgi-
son's unanimous election. He has earned the position by hard,
consistent, faithful work for the party over a period of nearly a
quarter of a century. This might appear to make him out an old man,
but he is nothing bf the kind. In fact, he is one of the youngest men
in the city for his nge. Identified for twenty years with The Colonist,
Mr. Sargison has taken a prominent part iu publio life, and no man
is better posted on public affairs. He is a man of kindly disposition,
and sterling integrity. Whilst a thorough-going Conservative and a
staunch upholder of Conservative principles, he is a firm believer in
the old proverb that "honey catches more flies than vinegar," whicli
goes a long way to account for his personal popularity and the fact
that among his political opponents he hns no personal enemies. The
prediction of The Week is that ho will make au admirable President
and that liis term of office will bo one of success for the party. There
is no better guarantee for this thnn the fnct thnt during his term
as Chairman if Wnrd Five the organization lias been so perfected
that it is acknowledged to In1 the banner ward of the city.
The 88th Fusiliers
APPARENTLY it is too much to expect that the Vancouver
press will lake a generous or even a fair view of Victoria's
military affairs. On the oth inst. the Province went out of
its way to give n hack-haiidci' to the 88th Fusiliers. No doubt the
paragraph was inspired, and the author has an axe to grind, hul
the city editor of the Provinee ought to be smart enough to prevent
his columns from being exploited for the gratification of personal
spleen. Tlie paragraph referred to states that there is difficulty iu
securing recruits, antl the number of desirable men offering hns been
limited. The explanation offered is that there is considerable dissatisfaction over lhe wny in which llie regiment hns been officered.
Then lhe article goes on lo declare thai lhe people of Victoria are nol
enthusiastic over lhe regiment, and winds up hy asserting liml il is
evident ihat "some change must he made if the SMih is to In* brought
up lo ils strength." The fuels an* that there has been no difficulty in
procuring recruits. The apparent delay in tilling up lhe regiment
in ils full strength hits been tine solely to the determination of the
officers to gel the best mon—men who want to join for work ami nol
fiir frills. This is llie class that is being secured, ami Ihe officers, who
an* the liost judges, are quite siilislicd with thc progress thai is being made. As to ihe character of the officers, il is difficult tu see
why there should lie nny ilissnlisfnclioii. Every night for the lnsl
six weeks the attendance of officers nl the School for Instruction hns
averaged 08 per cent, and the attendance of N.C.O.'s hns been only
slightly below this. As io their competency nnd the character of
iheir work, possibly Captain liirchell, the military examiner, is a
belter judge than the correspondent of the Vancouver Province, nnd
he stilted in un interview with lhe loenl press thnt il wns the besl
School of Instruction thnt he hnd ever held, .lust what ground lhe
Province had for saying thut the people of Victoria nre not much
interested in lhe militia, The Week does not know, but it ventures
In suggest thnl in such n mntter lhey nre hardly prepared to accept
the verdict of n Vancouver newspaper.
Making Good
TIIK Conservatives of Esquimalt held n very sn ssful nml
enthusiastic annual meeting mt Wednesday night. Apart
front lhe routine business, wliieh included tho election of
officers, interest centred in lhe presence of Mr. R. II. Pooley,
M.P.P.. the populnr member lor the division, who made n brief bin
telling speech nud fully satisfied his audience that tlieir judgment
was lint nl  I'nilll when lhey decided rather over u vein* ago l» I'otlll'll
him as their member.   One cannot do a great deal  in  a year, but it, The Week said in effect that it would be a mistake to exaggerate
everyone admits that Mr. Pooley has made good.   In addition to an the importance of this affair, meaning that it would be a mistake
increased appropriation of over $10,000 for road work in the tlivi- to assume that it was a common occurrence antl that the eity was an
sion, he was largely instrumental in securing a grant of'$-±0,000 for unsafe place to live in.    If this was not a fair comment then The
ihe schools. He has kept a close eye on nil expenditures of public Week would like to know what would be, and in nny event its critics
monies, nml hns mnde it quite clear fvom oue end.of the constituency entirely ignored the fact that it was pleading for more police protec-
lo the other that he intends to get a dollar's yjforth of work for a tion.    There is more than a suspicion that one of the letters was
dollar,  He has no intention of urging the Government to make large conceived in resentment of a remark made in the "Hornet" column
appropriations, and ihen seeing them wasted through incompetency
or neglect.    In the course of his speech, Mr. Pooley .referred to the
of The AVeek to the effect that a woman should not be out alone on the
streets nt midnight.    One would think that this is a self-evident
dry dock project, and to the importance of Esqnjinnlt as a naval base, i proposition, ...'At any rate a woman who chooses to violate such a
He showed that he was keenly nlij'o td the iniportaiiee of iuivnl dc-J somid,,old1-.ftlshioned rule fakes some chances, even in Victoria, as the
ience, and that it wns the duty off his constiluenU to  s-irniu  ovoryj    incident referred to shows.
nerve to induce the Government to do its pnrt   i'n 'developing   llie'
|Mj[g    natural port of the Pacific.    Mr.1 Pooley is* a comparatively young
man, who has secured an honourable public-position, and .is  firmly
ent touched iu lhe confident f whnt will In* one of the mosl iinpor-
innl constituencies iu Cnnndn. His career will be wnlched with interest and without misgiving,.'and* it is probably written in the Book
of Destiny that he may have the opportunity of figuring largely in
connection with the most important matters of National nud Imperial portent.
A Bad Break   j
IT is difficult to see bow the friends of Maybr Morley can explain
away his latest "break," or how they can relieve bint from the
suspicion of being a lnischievfous marplot. His attempt to hold
ii]) the construction of the breakwater was about as ill-advised as the
very King of Mischief-makers could hnve devised, .lust when everything is beginning to run merrily, the contract signed, machinery
assembled, workshops and offices erected, and the dumping of rock
into the breakwater about to commence, the Mayor steps in with ti
suggestion that all these operations should he suspended, nml that the
title to the land adjoining the breakwater should not be vested in the
Dominion Government as arranged, but should be retained by the
cily, and that the latter should build the breakwater. The proposition
is almost too ridiculous to be taken seriously, antl altogether ton ridiculous to be worth discussing in detail. The only thing that matters
is that it throws a strong light on the incapacity of the Mayor to
grasp the significance of his acts and his utter inability to Understand public nffnirs. Tbe Week hns repeatedly pointed out that whatever the Mayor's motives may bc, hc is so constituted as to be unreliable and irresponsible, and Ihis conclusion was never so well fortified as by his attempt to hold np a work for which Victoria has been
clamouring for some years past, nnd on the successful completion of
whieh her future prosperity largely depends.
The Colonist and the Suffragettes
THE Editor of the Colonist is wiser in his duy nnd generation
thnn the Editor of The Week. The former refuses to open
the columns of the paper to report the meetings of suffragettes or to discuss at any length their views. That in pursuing
this course he has chosen "tbe better part" is well evidenced by the
experience of the Editor of The Week, Yielding to the urgent request of several prominent ladies wdio support the movement, such
requests ending with the inevitable "dare," The Week opened its
columns and printed their effusions to the extent of several pages all
told. The result has been what any man of the world would have
anticipated, that instead of showing any gratitude, or even appreciation, the ladies simply turn and rend the Editor. They have nol only
insulted hiin in private communications, applying such terms as "imbecile" and "idiot" to him, but have aired their views on lhe conduct
of his paper in the columns of contemporaries* Moreover, they have
ceased to love him, anil some of them pass him in the street with n
stony stare. The Editor of the Colonist hns escaped all this, ami
judging from a short letter which he hnd the temerity to publish in
Thursday's issue, he has escaped even more. The beauty of the
situation is that* neither paper has yet stated its views mi Woman's
Suffrage, but has confined itself to denouncing the action of llic
militant suffragettes. There mny yet be n surprise in store for those
latlies who vainly imagine that they nre mind rentiers, nl nny rule
where editors nre concerned.
That Little Flutter
VICTORIA is becoming n highly respectable city, not ihul il
hns ever been anything'else, but it is becoming more so. The
lines are being drawn tighter, antl numerous liltle privileges
which hark hack to a time so distant that one hardly recalls it,
hnve been lopped oil'. To put il more concisely, Victoria is slowly bill
surely being submerged tinder the wave of Moral Reform. The latest
evidence of tliis is in the action whieh the police authorities have seen
lit in lake ngninst persons who hnve been conducting sweepstakes, ll
counts for nothing ihat these men are among our mosl respected citizens—Mr. Salmon in particular hnving been a resilient in Victoria
for thirty years, ami hnving been always enjoyed the highest reputation as a business man ami a citizen. It goes for nothing ihal he hns
conducted those sweepstakes in the most scientific manner, ami thai
his system of bookkeeping is such that every transaction is laid bare,
ll counts for nothing liml the public enjoy the lillie tlulier. as evidenced by lhe fuel ihat something approaching 40,000 tickets wen*
sold for the Grand National, On the legal merits of the question il
would be improper to comment; that will soon be settled in court,
tail so far as the public convenience, Ihe public amusement antl the
public profit is concerned, there will be nothing but regrel thnt lhe
sword of Damocles should nt length hnve fullen on n victim so harmless ns the old-fashioned, time-honoured sweepstake. Whatever the
resull may be in the law courts, there will be hut one verdict in the
court of public opinion, and thnt will not be favourable to those who
nre giving a twentieth century illustration of straining nl n gnat nnd
swallowing n camel.
Purposely Misunderstood
TWO correspondents in The Victoria Daily Times have thought
it wortli their while to attack The Week for a brief editorial
whicli appeared in its issue of Saturday last. The editorial was
bused on an incident wdiich occurred nt the comer of Cook and View
Streets when two men attempted to molest a woman at or about midnight. The unfairness of these correspondents is shown by the fact
that the editorial referred to was headed "More Police Wanted,"
nnd that its sole purport was to criticize the Mayor and Council I'm*
having refused to grant Chief Lnngley the increased number of
officers asked for. The incident resulted in no physical injury because of an unexpected arrival on the scene, and in commenting on
April 2nd.
W. Bell—Coronation Street—Dwelling $   2,800
Mrs. H. J. White—Linden Avenue—Stable   400
S. J. Johnson—Cambridge Street—Dwelling   4,500
F. D. Wright—Olive Street—Dwelling   2,500
Joseph Smith—May Street—Dwelling  2,600
John Avery—Fairfield Road—Dwelling    5,000
April 3rd.
J. H. Oldfield—Pemberton Road—Outhouses   1,200
C. W. Hawkins—Moss Street—Dwelling   3,000
St. James Hotel, Ltd—Johnson Street—Cafe Fittings    4,000
E. J. Reet—Ruby Street—Dwelling  3,000
Dr. A. Pallant—Cook and Leonard Streets—Apartments   50,000
David  Scott—Finlayson  Street—Dwelling     2,000
April 4th
A. C. Burdick—Rupert Street—Apartments   2,000
Bungalow   Construction   Company—Walton Street—Dwelling ... 3*000
Bungalow   Construction   Company—Durban Street—Dwelling ... 2,500
April Sth
R. T. Elliott—Government Street—Office Building  175,000
N. E. Moncrieff—Foul Bay Road—Dwelling    2,500
April 7th
Mrs, Annie Mee—Belton Street—Alterations   140
Robert McDowell—Tolmie Street—Temporary Dwelling  250
J. S. Wells—Lee Street—DweUing  1,500
O. S. Rednak—Finlayson Street—Dwelling  2,000
Wm. Marshall—Fourth Street—Addition    200
H. J. Miller—Hillside Avenue—Addition   100
F. Foster—Oxford Street—Addition  400
J. Manton—Ruby Road—Dwelling  3,000
E. & N. Railway Company—Indian Reserve—Shops  52^000
Mr. Frewing—Francis and Steele—Dwelling    x,800
April 8th
G. Musgrave—Maple Street—Dwelling   2,600
Fred Holland—Camosun Street—Garage   150
B. Gates—Niagara  Street—Kitchen  300
P. M. Linklater—Craigdarroch Road—Dwelling  4,700
James  Campbell—Joseph   Street—Dwelling  2J4OO
J. A .Armstrong—Richmond Avenue—Garage  100
George Bohlender—Cornwall Avenue—Dwelling  2,000
Mrs.  Heatherbell—Metchosin—Dwelling   2J00
M. Craig—Howe Street—Garage  150
Fred. Clarke—Johnson and Broad—Alterations  1,500
THE OPIUM TRAFFIC. tho universal attitude  taken   tip   it
China opium would .already hnvo diet
Discussing tlie opium iiucsliun, the ,     ,   ,   .,        ,   ,   ',.
' 11  nnl 11111I ili'iilli, nml   liiilitin   01111111
I'oiTi'sinnidt'iit nl llie l.iniiliiii limes 111 ,, , ,,
,. ,. , would   no more lie n problem ut lh
I'l'kin. snvs Unit  "no nne will ilenv ,  ,  ,    , ,.  , ,,..,,,
,   ,    ,. 1'"iu absei  ul ili'inniiil lor it,    1 11
Hint ns n lioilv iiiiins; ('hum, for the ...      . ,    .,      , .,.,      „   ,
/ torlunnlely, the ability of the reform
lime  being*,  is snieerulv nml  whole-       .  ,.   .,   , ,   .      ,.
„ . " era is bunted nnd their policy of erndj
heurledly noxious   to   abolish   opium clllion  is effectivo „n|v ■„'.,  |*|nik„
smoking* niitl nil other [onus of using degree.    They nre defeated   by   th
the drug.  In tlieir enthusiasm Chinese widespread desire to smoke, liy lii
re formers nre prepared lo trample on numberless  merchnnts   who   wish   I
their own people its well ns upon for- trnde opium, legitimately or illegifi
eign rights, nml when we learn that mutely, by   the  agriculturalists   wll
persons have been beheaded for smok- muke pr'otll out of tlie growing of ii
ing opium, or for trading in il in con- by the innumerable smugglers who 1
Iriiveiition of local   regulations,   our between llie growers nml Uu nsini
quarrel with them for causing us lin- ers.   Tlie truth is thnl the reformei
nncinl hiss is eclipsed.    II is iinques- are trying to imsl  the  foreign  pn
lionnbly lhe fuse Hint lhe mosl ruth- i|iu*l, wliieh can easily be controllct
less    measures   hnve   been   tnken   in while lhey cannot extinguish the nnl
ninny plnces to crush opium growing, ive trade beenuse of tlie demand I'u
I railing and smoking.    If Ihul  were lhe drug."
Carnival iM,flug. 4 to 9,1913
Horse Show
May 1, 2 & 3
Under auspices
Unifies will be taken by Secretary George Sangster Law Chambers, Bastion Street.   He nlso will furnish full particulars.
Box tickets on stile by ladies of the S. P, C. A., who have placed
them at the following business houses: W. H. Wilkerson's jewelry
store, 11. I.. Salmon's, View nnd Government Street; D, \_. Campbell
Campbell Block.
1>. (I. BOX 705
W Victoria, B.C., April 12, 1913
Page Three
early in the year for such an innovation, I grant, but it is never too early
to make a suggestion whicii will require a little time to carry into effect.
1 am not thinking so much of lhe
lawns whicii fnce direct on to the
Cniisewny, but rather of the smaller
lawn lying to the south in the angle of
Hie building.   Though it mny savour
of impertinence to make such suggestions lo Ihe manager of n liotel, yet
surely the question of seats lies within  lhe province of a
|^__>,      »»Jfe»_>^      _^fe»Q«     *^^Q»      ^p^^t>      .^aJigcfr.     -»^l
At tlie Street C
| TJ AVE you ever stopped to wonder
I ll* why il is that the majority of
men and women are most awful
cowards in the small things of this
life1? It is not seemly for me to make
nasty remarks about the fair sex and
mice, for 1 myself have every bit as
much fear of a moth as they have of
the little brown rodent. As a matter
of fact I am not referring to that kind
of fear; my moralizings on this subject were started the other day in a
restaurant when I very badly wanted
a second helping of rhubarb pie and
hadn't got the moral courage to ask
for it.    The longer I mused on the
I-situation the stronger became my conviction that no one has ever asked
for a second helping of anything in
. public restaurant. It is quite in
irder to demand a helping from every
lish that may appear on the menu,
mt so far as my recollection goes
leither I myself nor any man, wo-
uan or child with whom I have been
lining, has ever dared to request a
econd helping of the same dish.
, Now surely I am not alone in this
lielief. I should like my readers to
:ast their memories back and see
whether they can recollect any occa-
lion on which they have braved the
inwritten law whicii militates against
lecond helpings in restaurants. Why
s it correct to order soup, fish, joint
tnd sweet; but greedy to order soup,
oint, more joint, and sweet? It is
lot considered extraordinary to ac-
iiept a second helping in a private
touse. I make a point of so doing,
vhen I get the chance; and nobody
ver seems surprised—at least not
ladly surprised. I have known tny-
elf diffidently pass my plate for
lore, well knowing that it was for
he third time—and the heavens
lave not fallen. But can I summon
ip courage so to do in public? No,
t thousand times, no! There is some-
hing in the steely glare of the res-
aurant waiter and of the lunch-
oom girl which freezs up the mar-
ow within my bones and when my
fill is to say ''more, please," my
ongue refuses to obey. I think that
estaurateurs would find it pay to
i'int on their menus a notice to the
ffect that second helpings were
erved at the same price as first help-
lgs. This would hreak the ice and
ermit the diner to think that orders
Jor second helpings were looked on
Is reasonable and praiseworthy.
J It is a cheering thought to feel that
liis summer those of us who like
Jmg cool draughts of "aqua pura"
■lay obtain the same without run-
ling the risk of absorbing an
Jquarium or without first having to
Indergo tbe ordeal of seeing the water
Iltered through a house filter, or
Inowing that it has been previously
Joiled. Por a long time wc have all
Inown of the famous spring on
liehardson Street, which daily yields
later of the best.  This water is now
I„ the market and throughout the
ammer months we shall be able to
lake    our   thirst with the best of
tienchers.       At   1242    Richardson
treet,  the   Crystal   Spring Water
upply Company has opened up a
ottling   plant   and    daily   purveys
lire  spring  water to  those of the
tizens who are willing to pay for
ie expense of bottling and deliver-
ig.    Messrs. Wilson & Ritchie are
po energetic gentlemen who deserve
ts of credit for their enterprise and
,ere is little doubt that the delivery
ngon will be one of the most popu-
r objects on our streets.   The only
tinder is that someone did not tnke
_. Ihe project long ago.   Last Scp-
|mber a start was made by Mr. Cur-
_,. but this is the first summer thot
petorians will have the opportunity
drinking renlly good wnter.   The
....  partners, who have bought out
It previous owner, hnve installed nn
l)-to-date plant and everything pos-
Ible is done to ensure the water be-
s    delivered   as pure  and uncon-
minnted as when it first bubbles up
om the depths beneath.
I have read much of late in conation with the perennial subject of
market for Victoria. So far every-
le who has written or spoken on
c mntter hns given it an unequivocal
iproval. It seems to be the prevail-
g idea that we ought to have a mur-
rt; that a market would pay; that
is an economic necessity, nnd that
for a city like Vicoria to be without
a market is an anomaly. Nobody,
however, seems to have struck at the
root of the whole matter, which to
ray mind is that a market, to be a
success, should be located in a central
position in the town, where it can
give that old-time flavour to the
landscape about which wc rave when
we see it in pictures. Nobody wants
to go to market in a stuffy old place
like the old market-place, but think
what a glorious market we could
have if it were situated on thc burnt
area! Imagine the whole of that
square cleared of rubbish and fitted
with market stalls, which would be
of the collapsible kind and be taken
down except on market days. What
a touch of colour would be given by
flowers and fruit being offered for
sale right on the principal street of
the city! I know that the aforesaid
urea is private property, but until
something is done with it why would
not the owners in a burst of civic
patriotism allow it to be used for such
a purpose, instead of allowing it to
stand idle? At present thc space is
so disreputable to look at that its
commercial value is lost sight of. If
a market were established there, the
appearance would be so vastly changed for the better that speculators
would flock to the owners with tantalizing offers. Long has it stood
valueless; another six months cottld
do no harm and if a guarantee wcre
given that it should be available for
market purposes for that space of
time and the privilege was granted,
by the end of that time the market
idea would be in full swing and the
market could be transposed, whilst
the happy proprietors of the site could
hug themselves over the publicity
which would have been given to the
ground. By the same token, that
burnt area is going to look like—say,
thirty cents, during Carnival week.
I have not observed auy marked activity in connection with the clearing
and seeding of the waste lot behind
thc Empress, which the City Council
promised would be put in order so
that it could be made the pivotal point
of the forthcoming Carnival. I believe
the idea was that this should be
cleared of rubbish and be sown with
grass so that when August arrived it
would afford a refreshing stretch of
green sward where visitors would
congregate, what time they consulted
with each other as to which attraction they should witness next. At the
time I was sceptical. It seemed to
me unreasonable to expect a Victoria Council to move so quickly. The
request should have been made two
years ago at least; long before we
ever thought of a Carnival, because
bricks and such things take a long
time to move, when token one by one.
I do not wish to revive a hackneyed
subject, still less to open a "silly
season" controversy as to wbicb is
the most sensible rule of the road,
but I do wish to suggest, as has often
been pointed out before, thnt it would
not only be kind, but entirely reasonable to arrange some means by whicii
visiting motorists in particular and
tourists in general could be warned of
the rule of the road prevailing in this
Province. I would not go as far as to
advocate the erection of lnrge and unsightly hoardings stuck up at the
wharf side giving the necesasry warnings, but now that we are on the eve
of the season I think that some
scheme should be elaborated which
would give due notice of whnt is to
many of our guests on absolute reversal of all that they have been accustomed to in their own country. I
tun convinced that if I were to drive
iu Seattle I should get run in immediately for transgressing their rule,
nnd I think that we should realize the
fnct that our rule is just ns st rnnge
to Americans and Eastern Canadians
Mny I he permitted to pnss on to
the geninl manager of Hie Empress
Hotel u suggestion which I havo
henrd mnde by several of his guests,
viz, that it is a pity that so much
grassy space should remain unprovided with gnrden sents? It is Irue that
garden seals make for a certain deterioration in the grass. But nfter
all, just ns the Sabbath was mude
for man and not mnn for the Sabbath, so beautiful green grass is not
mnde for the eyes nlone.    Ii  is full
IWAS very much interested on
Monthly evening with n rather
undersized, perky, active lit 1 lu gentleman who wus moving nhout Ihe rotunda of the Empress Hotel with Ihe
activity of a youth of twenty. I
think tho word "perky" describes
him better than any olher I could
select. He reminded ine a little hil
of the late Edward Terry and n little
bit of W. C. Wells, who ten years ngo
wus Commissioner of Lands and
Works in the Provincial Government.
He wos immaculately dressed*, the
acme of neatness nntl smartness, with
his silver grey hnir so arranged us to
disguise the ravages of time as much
as possible. He flitted from the
clerk's desk to the book stall; from
the book stall to the palm room; from
the palm room lo a comfortable
lounge in the rotunda, nntl n little
Inter on iu company witli several
ladies he flitted in the same buoyant
manner to the dining room, lt is a
long while since I saw nn elderly
gentleman so full of life, so obviously
happy and literally beaming with joy.
He came very near being the embodiment of one of Charles Dickens' immortal Cheeryble Brothers. Is the
render sufficiently curious to wnnt to
know who the gentleman was? The
problem is easily solved; for he
walked on the stage at the Victorin
Thentre at precisely 8.45 in one of
the most successful characters of his
stage career, Hint of Senntor Larkin.
Of Mr. W. H. Crone it may truly bc
"Age cannot wither nor custom stale
His infinite variety."
MANY are the ways of advertising, ond many are the men who
lti.e to be advertized. Some of them
render it easy for the press, because
tbey advertise themselves. Such are
they who carry wherever they go a
liberal supply of photographs and autobiographical notices. As soon ns
they reach n new town they telephone
from tlieir hotel to all the newspapers
suggesting that they have something
of momentous import to convey. Then
follows the inevitable interview, unless the reporter, realizing that he is
stung, cuts it down to a paragraph
antl makes it a comment. As a rule
the men best worth interviewing have
to be sought out, and some of them,
if not known to fame, at any rate in
their new environment, enjoy tlie luxury of a rest and a holiday before thc
luckless reporter discovers by some
sitle wind that the city has heen en-
tcrtnining an nngel unawares. Once
ur twice within Ihe last few yenrs big
men hnve passed through Victoria unrecognized, whilst columns huve been
v listed on nobodies. There is today in
Victorin one mnny whose nnme 1
have not ouce seen mentioned in
eilher of the dailies; yet he hns been
iu the city for at least a couple of
months, and, as I believe, has finally
decided to settle here. He hns not
been overlooked becnuse he is too
small to be seen, for he is as line and
portly a figure of a man as there is
in Victoria, but he is simply unknown
except to the small band of Kootenai-
nns, who nre proud to grasp his hand
ond to hail him os a fellow well met.
By and by Victoria will know more
of hiin. I predict that in two yenrs
from now he will be in the very front
rank of our medicnl practitioners nnd
will be as personally popular antl professionally famous as he was during
his fifteen years of residence iu the
Kootenay. ln Dr. La Bun Victoria has
secured one of the ablest anil mosl
competent surgeons in Western Cnnndn.
I HUE that my old friend Vasco dc
(ianiu Loureiro Peacherino is in
town again. I regard him os one of
the mysteries of the age. He has the
faculty of disappearing and re-appearing. With him it is a case of
"now you see him ond now you
tloiit.'." I begin to wonder where
he spends his spore time. 1 know
that in the summer months he may
generally be found one one of the
'' Empresses" in the Sound or in the
Straits, sketching profiles. I know
that in the winter he is supposed to
go south, which means to Australia.
But this winter he must have broken.
his rule, because he was in Victoria
with tbe "Vigilantes" or the "Versatiles" or the "Elks," or whatever
they call themselves. Last week end
he attracted the usual crowd by
sketching the " Elks' Antics " in Hibbens' windows; but when the 'Antics'
were over he disappeared again, and
now I haven't the least idea where he
is. However, I om quite sure that
very soon he will bob up again serenely. He will still be sketching, and
he will still be wearing the soft cap
and long silk flowing tie, without
which no Bohemian artist considers
himself properly dressed.
Government engineers have recently
completed a preliminary survey of a
new scenic roadway in the interior of
the province which will open another
vista of scenery which heretofore has
been impossible to enjoy. This road
will probably extend from Barkerville to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway as far cost in British Columbia
as possible, touching the railway possibly about seventy miles below Tete
.Inunc Cache. At the present time a
roadway has been opened lo a distance fourteen miles east of Barkerville, and with the opening nf thc
new highway will give a continuous
run of seventy-two and one-half miles
from Barkerville, which is located on
the old Cariboo Road. From the survey made it will be possible to construct a road of the same quality of
the oldor portions of the Cariboo
Road standard width of twenty feet,
with a five to eight per cent grade
for about one hundred and twenty
thousand dollars. The route which
is expected will bc followed northeast of Bear Lake to the Fraser
11 is only by nol paying one's bills
thai on can hope to live in the memory nf the commercial classes.
Every sale we make is meant to give
a hundred per cent of satisfaction to
you, and no sale is final here until you
are sure it's right. Money cheerfully
R. Murgatroyd
This store is the home of Hart Schaffner _ Marx clothes
1115 Douglns St.. opposite the Victoria Theatre
Easter Cards and Booklets
Prayer ahd Hymn Books in Great Variety
Victoria Book and Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 -Government Street.   Telephone 63
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. ol B.C.
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Will Sail for Campbell River, Alert Bay, Hardy Bay, Shushartie Bay,
Rivers Inlet, Bella Coola, and Ocean Falls, every Tuesday at it p.m.
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T H E   W E E K
Victoria, B.C., April 12, 1913
Real Estate and Finance
TIIK total value of lumber, square timber, lath antl shingles
produced in Canada in lllll was $82,321,004, the items being: Lumber, 4,018,202,000 feet, valued at $75,830,054; square
limber, 34,847 tons exported, valued at $700,400; shingles, 1,838,-
474, valued al, $3,512,078, nnd lath 005.235.llOO, valued at $2,212,-
The total lumber output of 4.018,202,000 feet is an increase of
400.550,0011 feet, er 10.48 per cent, nver 1010. The average mill in
Lilll cut 1.713,000 feet as compared to 1,611,000 for 1010.
In the United States in 111 10 the total lumber cut was reported
as 40.018,282,000 feet, beiug a decrease of len per cent frum 1000.
Canada's production for the same year was, about one eighth of this
Ontario still loads in lumber production, as in funnel' years, although British ('olninliia seems lo he gradually moving up tu first
In 11110 Ontario cut almost 37 per cent, of thc total ami only
about 35 per cent in 1011. Britisli Columbia has increased from
20.3 to 27.3 per cent., outing 14 per cent, more lumber than in 1010.
Quebec is the only province reporting a decrease in production. In
1011 this provinee cut 4.3 per cent, less lumber than in 1010. ami
dropped from 17.7 per cent, to 15.4 per cent, of the total. New
Brunswick yielded about the same part of the total cut, but increased
its production over 1010 by 11.5 per cent. The production in Nova
Scotin increased by 48.8 per cent, over 1010. Saskatchewan shewed
the greatest increase in annual .cut with 77.5 per cent. Manitoba
incrensed its cut by one quarter and now stands ahead of Alberta on
the list, although Alberta has also increased its production by 13.2
per cent. Prince Edward Island has very greatly increased its cut
ond now forms one and a half per cent of the total Canadian production.
Tho average price of lumber throughout Canada was 30 cents
less thnn in 1010.
The reduction wns evident in Prince Edward Islnnd. Quebec,
Manitoba, British Columbia, and Ontario, being greatest in the ease
of Britisli Columbia where u reduction of 09 cents is noted. It is
evident that this reduction applied to the large cut of the province
would hnve n considerable effect on the average price in Canada.
Twenty-six kinds of woods were reported having been sawn into
lumber iu 1011, Tllis list is practically identical with the 1010 list,
states Mr. R. G. Lewis, B.Sc.F., in a recently issued bulletin of the
Forestry Branch of the Department of the Interior, except for the fact
thnt nlder, reported iu 1010, wns not reported in 1011. and sassafras
was added.
Spruce, white pine, Douglas fir, hemlock and cedar retained
tlieir relative positions at the hend of the list. Spruce mnde up
almost one-third of the total cut, increasing by 27.5 per cent, from
1010. Spruce and vhite pine together formed over half of the total.
The cut of white pine nnd Douglns fir remained at practically the
same figures as in 1910. Hemlock did not increase in cut as rapidly
as it did from 1000 to 1910.
Birch now forms two per cent of the total cut; this is large for ti
hardwood. It has moved up on the list from tenth to seventh place,
increasing in ent by 38.8 per cent.
Tliere were 11 kinds of wood that showed a decrease in cut—
cedar, red pine, tamarack, yellow pine, balsam,firm, maple, bnsswood,
elm, nsh, beech nnd oak. This decrease is greatest with basswood.
beech nnd oak. The cut of these three was less than half whnt it was
in 1010.
The moro valuable hardwoods (hickory, walnut and cherry) nil
shew increases, the cut"of cherry advancing by over 50 per cent.
The average price of lumber has decreased by 30 cents per thousand, on account of the decrease in the average price of white pine
nnd Douglas fir, which together form 38.3 per cent of the total.
Spruce increased by 10 cents n thousand, from $13.55 to $13.05.
White pine decreased by 40 cents and Douglas fir by $1.51. Among
the other decreases in price are the following: Cedar, 5.1 cents; birch,
15 cents; tamarack, $1.26; yellow pine, 73 cents; balsam fir, 01
cents; jackpine, 88 cents; ash, 4 cents; oak, $.1.15; hickory, $10.31 ;
walnut, $18.81; tulip, $10.,"i7. The only woods used in quantity thnt
showed nn increase in price were the following:—Spruce, 10 cents;
hemlock, 20 cents; red pine, 93 cents; ninple. $1.08; bnsswood,
$1.35; elm, $1.29; beech, $2.00; poplar, 53 cents; chestnut, 80
cents; butternut, $2.19; cherry. $1.88.mid sycamore, $1.03.—Monetary Times.
Till*'. Oerinnn business - men's trip
In Cnnndn, arranged ns n resull
of tlui efforts ef lho lllnstrite Zeitung,
nl' Loipsic, will include tt visil le Winnipeg mt .Inly 12. Tht departure from
Winnipeg will lie made on Tuesday,
July 15. nnd llic following planes
visited; Calgary, July IV; Banff and
Uggan, .Inly 18 tn 2(1; Glacier, Oknnngan Vnlley and Kelownn, .Inly 20
In   23;   Vancouver, July 24 In 27;
Vn aver Islnnd, July 28; Victorin,
July 2f)j Kamloops, July .'11: Edmonton', August I te 3; Saskatoon, August 3 to 4; Regina nr Moose Jaw,
August 5: Brandon, August fi; Suiilt
Ste Marie, August 8; Toronto and
environs, August 8; Montreal, August 14*. SI. John, August 10. From
August 17 In 'J'J n lutu* of the Eastern
Provinces will he ninth', nnd visits
pnid l» Halifax, Moncton, Fredoric-
liin nml other towns nl' importance.
IT IS slated thnl the herring Heel
ni Nanaimo is experiencing one ef
the must successful sciisnns in Hit' history of the industry.   Up In u i cut
date 12,000 Ions nf herrings, rallied
nt $300,000, hnd linen packed.
Till*', Sydney Rubber Roofing Co.
lins secured a site nf four ncres
nn Bnznn Buy nn which lu ereel n fac
tory. The planl will hnve ti capacity
uf fifteen cars n mouth In stnrt elf
A branch nl' llie Quebec Bnnk hns
heen opened ul  Edmonton under the
mniingemenl of Mr. II. B. Wilson.
('. I'. R. gross earnings for February were $9,747,080, with net of $2,-
520,009—being increases of $815,778
nntl $l.l(i,20.'t respectively over same
month last year. For eight months
euiling February, gross were $02,953,-
484 nntl net $31,313,595—increases
being $14,12(1,429 nnd $3,376,623 respectively.
Florrie, the young girl frnm n country village, went in n l.iuulun boarding
school, much agninsl lhe wishes nl' her
father, who thoiighl she wnuld he
spoiled by cily ways.
Soon she wrote iu one nl' her Idlers: "1 nm in love with ping-pong."
The null her rend the lei let* aloud lu
her father, who turned nngrily upon
her. saying, "Well, you see I wns
right. 1 knew no good wnuld cuine
nl' her going In lhe cily. Now, you
sec. she lins gel ill wilh one el' those
confounded Chinamen."
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You know Prince Rupert, the whole world knows Prince Rupert. This port, the Pacific terminus of the
great Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, grew from nothing almost over night, and developed with wonderful rapidity
because it HAD TO BE. One of the greatest railroads in the world had WILLED it. Many who saw the opportunity made fortunes in Prince Rupert by investing there AT THE BEGINNING, before prices soared. It costs
money to buy inside lots at Prince Rupert now. But you have practically the same splendid opportunity in Port
Prince Rupert NEEDS Port Edward. Prince Rupert WITH PORT EDWARD, offers the greatest
facilities for the Pacific Coast shipping and industry of all the ports on the entire Coastline. But, without Port
Edward, Prince Rupert's capacity is cut down from the industrial standpoint because its waterfront is already
utilized, or leased, to practically its full extent, and, with development merely beginning, intending users of
industrial waterfront space MUST turn to Port Edward to supply their needs. Definite proof of this will be supplied on application.
The Prince Rupert Hydro-Electric Company, Ltd., a powerful corporation, backed by the same capitalists
who are behind the Western Canada Power Co., of Vancouver, has selected Port Edward for the site of its big
power plant, and is already installing. Other large industries are assured, and among recent applications for locations were those of a cold storage plant, a large stone company and a shoe factory. The opening for industry at
this great portal of the North Pacific is marvellous, and far-sighted manufacturers are already taking advantage of it
The Port Edward Townsite Co., Ltd., is made up of a number of prominent professional and business men,
largely Canadians. It has the support of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, which has entered into a contract to provide complete transportation service. Port Edwards is situated near Prince Rupert, on the Mainland
and on the main line of the G. T. P.   That railroad has already selected the site for its station, sidings, etc.
When Prince Rupert lots were first offered to the public there was considerable of a feeling of doubt among
many people as to the value of the investment. History has shown, of course, that few opportunities have been
offered to the world that equaled the opening in Prince Rupert in 1909. Prince Rupert's future was assured from
the very beginning. It was at the original sale that Mr. George Duncan, of Vancouver, bought a Prince Rupert
lot for $600. That was considered a good price than, but values began to rise, and they kept on rising. Now
NOTE THIS: The same lot for which Mr. Duncan paid $600 was sold in 1912 by Harrison, Gamble & Co., of
Prince Rupert, for no less than $10,000 CASH.
It's worth more than that today, and it will be worth yet more next year. Port Edward's proposition to you
now is similar to what Prince Rupert offered in 1909. Perhaps you missed the first one; isn't it worth while to at
least GET ALL THE FACTS about the second?
Folder "B" is a convenient, complete brochure, containing about all the information you would require to
have about the manufacturing possibilities of the North Pacific Coast, the markets, general conditions, etc. Even
though you do not contemplate extending to that field, it is well to be informed abotu it. Folder "B" goes to you
free and without obligation, on request.   Please use your business letterhead.
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Week	 Victoria, B.C., April 12, 1913
1'age Five
ONE of the most delightful comedies that has visited the Victoria Theatre this season was seen
last Monday night, when Mr. William H. Crane appeared in the title
role ol' "The Senator Keeps House."
Mr. Crane is one of those fortunate
men who hnve a reputation and nre
able lo live np to it. He is generally
regarded ns a leading actor in his
class and his performance on the
night in question perfectly justified
this designation. Querulous, good-
natured, pompous, he was all in turn,
just as the character whom he pro-
Irayed might huve been expected to
be. He fitted the piny nnd the play
titled him, with the result that the
large audience which had been attracted to the theatre hy his well-
known reputation left it more than
satisfied with what they had seen and
Mr. Crane wns very ably supported
by Miss Mnbel Bert, the lending lady
iu the play. Jliss Bert gave au excellent representation of the refined
conscientious lndy of middle age who
was being fooled .for purposes of
graft by the unscrupulous politician.
Congressman Judson, played by Mr.
Harry Harwood. Hor titling wias
all that could be desired. The remainder of the company, though not
up lo the level of the two principals
by nny means, were capable, but it
wns not always easy to hear what
Jack Devereaux had to sny as the
Senator's secretary, and one may be
permitted to say that experience alone
will improve the make-up of Miss
Lorraine Frost, the Mason claimant's
'The Senntor Keeps House" is a
comedy of the best type. It is amusing throughout and it is so entirely
possible. A word of praise is due
the staging of Ihe play which was
(The folliiwhiK criticism of "Tlle
Concert" wns held over last week and
is now published by request.)
PLAYS which involve the eternal
triangle we have wilh us ahvays.
Like the poor, lhey have become tin
institution, und possibly il was owing to au impression thai "The Confer!" would follow the beaten track
Ihul the Victoria was scantily filled
lnsl Thursday night when Leo Ditrich-
Jslein appeared in tlie play whieh he
himself translated and adapted to the
American stage. If the regular patrons of Ihe drama refrained from attendance on that score lhey made it
nistnke, for nnything more different
from the conventional selling than
his latest production of Dnvid
Etelnsco's il would be hard to imagine,
[I wns in "Tlie Havoc" that the injured husband insisted on reversing
he position of lhe principals, and
ook the lover's part after the inar-
•inge of the latter to the divorced
vife. "The Concert" shows how lhe
liluation mny be still further devel-
ipetl, nnd by means of delightful coni-
idy introduces the iden of a reversal
if the domestic menage which will suit
he four persons involved.
Por il is a comedy, this latest atldi-
Iiun lo tho problem play series, and
•ct a comedy so delicate that through-
nil Ihe entire net ion il is impossible
ol to detect Ihe vein of seriousness
vhich lies so elose lo Ihe surface, At
noments it seems us I hough Ihe comply is but u clonk lo hide the tragedy
vhich must surely result from reek-
ess playing wilh edged tools, nnd thut
f will be discarded abruptly, but tbe
lit hor has preserved tiie comedy to
be end, nntl in Ihis he is well nided
iy llie excellcnl   eompany   which   is
1 resenting the piny on its present
II is seldom Ihnl such u well-
nlntieeil company visits Victoria. Of
ie characters Hint count there nre
ut three men nnd four women, nnd
ich was well-nigh perfect. Tho neon centres round lho temperament of
ie music genius, fliibor Arnuy. por-
'ttyed by Leo Ditrichstein, who gnve
tc part exactly what wns required,
i voice, manner, gesture he excelled.
fe wns the nervous, excitable, volatile
pconlrio lo Ibe finger-tips', wnywnrd
n chihl; petulant and spoilt. .Miss
fenbcl Irving, ns Mrs. Arnny, wns lhe
lilm.    sensible,  devoted   and   loving
[dug whom tin Hnir liml in mind
len   lu*   created   lho   wo n   who
mid scheme with  commonsense   lo
Iivo her husbnnd. The olher couple,
ir. nnd Mrs. Dallas, were well played
y Mr. Nye Charl and Miss Mndge
i'esl. whilst ihe foolish, interfering
omnii, win* never hint n chance in
affections ol' tin* nmslcr. wns in
Iie capable hands nl' Jliss Kathryn
yndall. Two minor characters who,
iougli they had hul lillie In do. were
ol' great importance if the whole was
to be harmonious, were those of Miss
Merle and McGinnis, admirably taken
by Miss Cora Witherspoon nntl Mr.
Jay Quigley. Indeed, Ihe attention
to detail which is such a feature of
Belasco's productions wns well exemplified by Ihese two purls.
It wns a pity that more people did
nol avail themselves of the opportunity of seeing Ihis really first-class performance. I noticed more people in
Ihe theatre Ihe night before, when the
audience was bored to distraction by
n so-called comedy entitled "A Bachelor's Baby" which wns not worth a
criticism." "The Concert," on the
other hand, will be remembered ns one
of the best plnys that bus visited Victoria during the present season.
WHEN a genius "falls iu love"
it is to the onlooker a tragedy
and very often it* is even more of a
tragedy to the person with whom
he or she has fallen in love. For
the genius hns his or her art. for
consolation, while the other has nothing but the living presence or the
memory of the brilliant star, either
one very often anything but delightful. In "At Cozy Corners," whicii
will be produced by the Williams
Stock Company next week at the
Princess Theatre, the situation is
just this—antl to the man who loves
the genius comes the time when he
says "The tragedy of life is worse
than the tragedy of death."
The story is a beautiful one, one
wliieh will appeal to everyone for it
fun out of very little material, whilst
the Three Creightons do a singing and
dancing turn; their singing is poor,
hul Iheir dancing and get-up is good.
The bill opens with a first-class xylophone performance by the Taubert
Sisters and Brother Paul, who are
artists in this style of performance.
NAPOLEON is a name to conjure with and the skilful advertising campaign which announced
that nt the beginning of the week
there would he shown at the Crystal
Theatre a magnificent film dealing
with the celebrated retreat of the
conqueror from Moscow was sufficient to throng the Broad Street picture house to the doors. The film
itself was a master-piece and provided solid entertainment for quite a
long time. The management is to be
congratulated on hnving secured such
a line picture for Victoria.
SEATS will be placed on sale this
morning for the forthcoming engagement of "The Prince of Pilsen,"
at the Victoria Theatre, on April 15.
Revivals are rarely succesful. The
'numerous "all-star" .revivals—cast
with all stars, all out of work—
despite their sensational successes
of days gone by, have failed to regain public interest. Press and playgoers alike are forced to smile nt the
"asides," "soliloquies," pathos and
loose technique that marked play,
player and playwright of fifteen years
ago. They interest only the champion of the "good old days," who in-
Mattie Choate, of the "Mayor and the Manicure," at the Empress
Theatre This Week
is a story of overwhelming love, surrounded by misunderstanding and adverse circumstances. Through it all
there is a bright thread of comedy.
The genius is Avis Merrill, famous
ns the violinist Cluudia and while
seeking rest in a village she falls in
love with and is loved by the minister.
Clyde Hollister, She has won fame
in America, but when her manager
brings new contracts to ber, she decides to renounce fame for love. By
Ihe aid of a miserly Deacon Pctti-
bone, tho manager tries to separate
thc lovers but does not succeed tin-
till a year after they are wedded.
How they are brought together again
nntl how her loved violin serves to
separate nnd unite makes an unusual
TT HAT playgoers appreciate being
given the hest wus never more
clearly shown than this week nt the
Princess Theatre, where the Williams
Stock Company is putting ou in admirable style the great comedy success of this century, "Get-Hich-Quick
Wallingford." And the run ends
tonight, though there is no doubt it
could he a strong drawing curd for
another week.
BLACK nnd White is n title usually connected with lhe whisky
business, but applied this week lo
Ihings theatrical, it refers In a remarkably clever turn presented nl the
Empress Theatre by two girl acrobats
whose costume affords a reason I'm*
their pseudonym. Their's is lhe
principal and closing net nl' a very
fair programme, which also includes ihnl amusing skotoh of George
Ade's entitled "The Mayor nnd lhe
Manicure)" which is quite one nf tho
besl of lhe one-act comedies offered
mi vaudeville singes. Alfred Kelcy
is a comedian who makes n lol of
sists there is nothing worth while in
Happily "The Prince of Pilsen"
has proved on exception to this rule.
The piece, ns revived by Mr. Savage,
litis been universally successful. Probably this is due lo the fuel that the
"Thc Prince of Pilsen" it not old
fashioned after all. Certainly it contains more music than half a dozen
of the average current musical comedies, and there is enough comedy in
lhe character of Huns Wagner, thc
rich brewer from "Zinziiiiuiti," who
is mistaken for Pilsen's Prince to
flood with laughter lhe anemic plots
of many a pro-senile libretto.
For the revival of "flic Prince of
Pilsen," Mr. Savage litis assembled
a cast nf unusual ability, including
"Jess' Dundy, Lottie Keiidnll, Edna
Wallnck. Norma Browne, Bernard
Ferguson, Fred Lyon, Bobby Wool-
soy, Mary C. Murray, Dorothy Del-
more, John O'Hanlon and a number
of other well known players.
Under the skilful direction of Emil
Bieruiann, it special orchnslra will interpret "The Prince of Pilsen's"
charming score, antl it beauty chorus
will add physical and vocal charms
to the other attractions of the tuneful production
AMATEURS will  iipy lhe
boards nl. Ihe Victorin Thentre
on Thursday nntl Friday nexl when
a presentment of "The Chimes of
Normandy" will be given under lhe
auspices nl' lhe Lndy Douglas Chapter nl' Hie Daughters of llic Empire,
First -clnss local talent hns been so-
cured   In  ensure  the  su ss  nl'  Hn*
performance which will he under lhe
patronage nl' Hi- lim r. lin* Lieut.-
Governor; Col, liny. D.O.C., nml tho
officers nf Hn* garrison; Lieutennnt-
Co. Currie ami Hie officers ol' Hn*
Fifth Regiment; Lieut.-Col. J. A. Hall
and the officers of the SSth A'ictoria
Fusiliers. The proceeds of the entertainments will be devoted, to patriotic purposes. Seats will be on sale
on Monday morning next. The
Daughters of the Empire in Victoria
have been so consistently successful
in all their public-spirited undertakings that it is a foregone conclusion
that the comic opera will fulfil the
highest anticipations.
WRITTEN by Philip Bartholo-
mae, "Little Miss Brown" is
scheduled to appear at the Victoria
Theatre on the 22nd and 23rd of
April. There is said to be a constant
whirlwind of crisp dialogue nntl funny
situations in Mr. Bartholomae's latest contribution that smacks of
originality throughout. William A.
Brady has surrounded William Morris
nntl Madge Kennedy with an exceptional cast that has many praiseworthy histrionic achievements to its
MR. Forbes Robertson, who, after
a short season at Drury Lane,
is leaving England for a two-years'
tour in America, was entertained at
a farewell dinner recently nt the
Hotel Cecil by the 0. P. Club.
Mr. Forbes Robertson, in responding to the toast of his health, said
Ihat when he first went on the stage
there were nine legitimate playhouses. There were now three times
that number. The vast improvement
made by the Bancroft regime, both
before and behind the curtain, led
to gradual reforms in theatrical management all round. That spirit of
reform was later splendidly maintained by Sir John Hare and Mr. and
Mrs. Kendal, followed by the reign
of Sir Henry Irving ot the Lyceum.
He was proud to have been connected
with that distinguished generation of
actors. They were part and parcel of
his stage education, and their encouragement lifted his sometimes
drooping spirits to fresh hopes nnd
aspirations. From Mrs. Kendal he
got not only encouragement, but lectures. (Laughter.) One was on marriage. He obeyed her behest to
marry an actress and it turned out
quite a success. (Cheers and laughter.) Samuel Phelps he might well
call his stage father, and the Bancrofts and the Kendnls ho liked to
think of as his godfathers and bis
godmothers. A later generation gave
us, fortunately, Sir George Alexander
and Sir Herbert Tree. He hud acted
with nlinost every prominent player
of his early days, nnd he was proud
to recall Hint all were his personal
and denr friends. (Cheers.) The first
lady he ever made love to—on the
stage (laughter)—was the beautiful
Mrs. Rousby. The second he was
called upon to woo was Miss Ellen
Terry, then only in her 2fith year.
Henry Irving said to him one night
when he was puzzled what to do next,
"Play 'Hamlet,' my bny, play 'Hamlet.' " It was entirely due to the
encouragement of Irving and Miss
Ellen Terry that he attempted the
Speaking of the state of the dramn
in the present day, Mr. Forbes Robertson expressed the opinion that it
was a fortunate thing that music-
halls and kindred establishments
were giving stage plays, since it encouraged it taste for the legitimate
drama in many that the regular playhouse did not reach. He added thnt
his farewell to London did not include Miss Gertrude Elliott.
OX Friday, April 18th, a concert
will bc given in the Unitarian
Hnll, Victoria, at 8:30 p.m., by the
pupils of Mrs. Garrett Smith. Mrs.
Smith has been one of the most successful of the musical teachers who
have heltl classes in Victoria, The
work of her pupils is always marked
by tbat note of personal attention
whicii nlonc can bring out what is
best in ench one. Those who have
been trained by this gifted teacher
have been well grounded in nil the
elements which are so necessary in a
musical career and il is confidently
anticipated that the forthcoming re-
eilal will be another proof of the
success whieli has ul tended the lnst |>
season's I nil ion.
Amongst the youthful performers
nre lhe following: Jliss Dorothy
Nicol; Miss Sarah Thompson (pupil
of Miss McKenzie); Master Gordon
Brown: Jliss Margery Cuthbert; Jliss
Marjorie Looming; Jliss Winifred
Brown nnd Miss Agnes McCann.
Every Man's Desire. Ily Mary Gaunt.
(T. Werner Laurie,  (is.)
Tin* author of "The  Uncounted
Cost" nntl "Al in Wesl  Africa,"
shows iii her latest novel u first-hand
knowledge of the I'nresi nml Un nsl.
llic unlives, Ihe exiles, the trailers,
nml makes them live sn ihal we. inn.
loves nml rigid love- in her ntory, but
il i- lhe I'nresi Hint pennon!es nil, so
thai even lho heroine's sufferings and
regrels nre dwarfed by ii- encroaching
;. ml pervading menace
Victoria Theatre
April 17 and 18.   Curtain 8.30
(Les Cloches de Corneille).
A Comic Opera in Three Acls,
to be given by
The Lady  Douglns Chapter of
the Daughters of Ihe Empire.
Prices, 50c, 7.'ic, $1,   Seals on
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A New Era
THE appointment of M.r Page ns
American ambassador to St.
James marks the commencement of a
new era in American diplomatic circles, and incidentally furnishes food
for reflection to the student of human
The most superficial and obvious
remark is that which has appeared in
every daily paper commenting on the
appointment, that it is a triumph for
scholarship and modesty over plutocracy. The broader view is that it is
significant of the new era ushered in
by President Woodrow Wilson,
scholar, thinker, philosopher, gentleman.
It would he an omen of the happiest augury if tbe appointment of Mr.
Page is an indication of policy, anil
if il means that the new President
is not only wise enough but strong
enough to recognize the value of true
America has been the home of get*-
rich-quick schemes ol every kind.
History furnishes no pnrnllel to the
rapidity with which immense fortunes
I uve been made. Met. who were born
in poverty have lived to accumulate
hundreds of millions of dollars. Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly
from the lower circles of life, have
lived to make big fortunes and as a
rule to flaunt the most aggressive emblems of wealth. The "Nouvenux
riches" of the Slates have beeii so
numerous ns to havc branded America with the dollar mark, until all
the world over it is recognized ns tlie
emblem of the race.
This prodigality of wealth bus been
reflected not only in the private lives
and surouiidiiigs of Ihe rich, but in
most of the public institutions. The
lavish display, the insolent flaunting
and llic extravagant profusion of
wealth has reached a climax never
known before, anil has approached
dangerously neat* that crisis in which
class haired would have hardened to
\ indictiveness and produced revolution.
These conditions have been intended during the lust ten years by the
'J'rnsi development j by tlie building
up of huge monopolies; by the swamping of individual enterprises, and by
the skilful manipulation of nil the
greatest business interests of the
country so as to gather the strings
which control Ihein into the bunds of
a smull dominating circle.
The revolt of the common people
against these conditions may be said
to huve commenced, or at any rate to
have ninnifesletl itself openly, ten
years ago, when all genuine reformers placed their confidence in Roosevelt nntl thought that lhey were hitching Iheir waggon to a star. It is a iniil-
tci* of hisory how, iu spile of some reform   measures \._\e   Iwo   Roosevelt
periods failed to bring any effective
rceintly, and left the Trusts as firmly
entrenched as ever.
The reformers were still more disappointed iu Taft, who was elected
as the tool of Roosevelt, and turned
out to be not even an echo. He made
nti serious attempt to curb the power
of the trusts or to remedy the conditions Ihat were rapidly hurrying tlie
country towards a condition of panic.
The last; Presidential election wus
a crucial epoch and circumstances
showed that the sound common sense
and sober judgment of the nation inherited all lhe vitality, the determination and the sagacity of the Anglo-
Saxon race. By a bloodless and silent
revolution it forced a step which
wrote "Finis" to the old chapter, and
averted a crisis. Never was retribution visited upon two public men of
tlie highest rank in a more drastic anil
emphatic fashion I ban upon Eoosevelt and Taft.
When the nation turned to President Woodrow Wilson it was animated solely by the conviction that
the day for intriguing politicians had
gone by nntl thai the man of the hour
who could stem the title of plutocratic
extravagance and chock the evils of
the dollar rule must be a man of entirely different calibre from his immediate predecessors, and one who
had distinguished himself by evidencing the possession of those simple sterling traits of character which characterized lhe founders of the Republic,
and which have always been its most
cherished heritage.
So far, President Wilson has continued to inspire confidence. His inaugural address breathed the spirit of
lofty idealism, of profound conviction, und of impressive earnestness.
His appointment of Mr. Page, if it
means nnything beyond the recognition of the personal work of a
scholar and journalist of high rank,
means also the determination to recognize true merit nntl to select representatives of the nation foi* what
what they are antl not for whnt lhey
The chorus of commendation with
which Mr. Page's appointment has
been received by the English press
must be as gratifying to the President
as to the nation whicli he represents,
und will go fnr to convince Americans
thai Iheir ambassadors are none the
less welcome at the most important
Court, in the world when they are
unencumbered by the trappings of
Wealth. It is indeed one of the best
evidences Ihul tl new era hns really
commen I.
is in the real world. It is no use
blinking lhe fuel that tliere is much
tragedy, anil suffering. The sensible
anil tlie brave tiling lo do is to recognize il nud combat it, trying to raise
lite level of human well-being, and
lo abolish such evil ns is avoidable.
To ignore it, crying "Peace" when
there is no pence, singing wilh Browning, "nil's right with the world," is
either wilful blindness, moral blindness, or exceptional ignorance.
Yet wilh all lhe -tragedy, Hardy always makes the grandeur of character shine out. The trumpet major, in
the novel so entitled, is good to the
verge of priggishness nnd anaemia',
and we feel it slight flavor of unreality nbout him. In proportion us
he transcends ordinary human possibilities, hc rises mil of our range of
sympathy. His self-saci*ifice is all
very well, theoretically, nud with onr
lips wc accord him faint praise; bill
we sliouhl have liked him belter if he
had manfully seizetl (lie goods the
gods provided, instead of standing
aside in favour of his brother, who
wns not worthy of the girl. The lady
reader may admire this resolution, but
to a inan there seems something
monkish and white-blooded about a
male human being who could resist
the repentant advances which lhe
sweet heroine—a beautiful character
—made to him.
"The Trumpet-Major," however, is
not Hardy's finest story. I tin not
know wbicb is; but I think it is one
of three: "The Woodlanders," "The
Return of the Native," "Tess of the
PTrbervilles."    I incline to think
strange dim wandering week—surely
lhe mosl pathetic and terrible honeymoon thut has ever been described by
mortal mnn—but it is only a respite,
for DTrberville is in his grave, with
a knife-wound iu his breast, and the
police are scouring the country. II
is only n gletini, to make the final
blackness more appalling. "Have
lhey come for me?" asks lhe awaking
Tess, ns the police close in on Stoue-
henge. (Hi. the pity of it! Then
the bluck ling al dawn, nud C'lnre with
his companion (lees's sisler) ou
Wesl Hill, wailing lhe fatal signal,
then bowed in prayer. It is loo poignant. And it is almost too powerful.
Tilnn-like it challenges nnd condemns
llie gods. "The President of the 1m-
moi'liils (in Aeschylean phrase) had
ended his sport witli Tess." We yearn
for the overthrow of such a President.
How soon shall we hear lhe earthquake of Demogorgon's chariot thundering up Olympus? True, Hie
proximate cause of the tragedy was
human lust and error; but the blame
must rest nt lnst on Zeus—who made
man imperfect, so long ns blame is
possible by reason of any single human being suffering undeserved pain.
And Tess was a pure and good woman,
us Hie sub-title snys, far purer in soul
than mnny a cloistered nun. And her
story, save for the filial catastrophe of
murder and human "justice," is the
story of thousands of women in real
life today.
But we must not too hastily hurl
onr Promethean maledictions against
high .lose, for, after nil, be sends sunshine us well ns storm.   Even to the
present bodies and are promoted to
one of the higher classes.
That, at least, is the teaching and
the suggestion that I draw from the
writings of our great master. Thomas
The office of the Optimists is at Lennox House, Howard Street, Norfolk
Street, Strand, London, W.C., where
full particulars of the movement can
be obtained.
By Alonzo Bice.
That love is dead, I know not whom
to name
For censure now. I sometimes tliink,
Of my own self, you ure the  one lo
Thut love is deud.
The rose for me will never be as red
Now Ihnl we separate, uu more lite
The pomp of summer on the hills be
And grief above enjoyment now will
The noon of  night,  when  dimmer
The silver crescent hides iu mist for
That love is dead.
Fair and Sympathetic Traveller (to
her vis-a-vis, who has just had his
linger nail badly jammed in the door):
"Teh! How horrid! And, you kuow,
I always think anything wrong with
one's nnils sets one's teeth on edge
all down on'es buck!"
Tlie litlenl of success is nothing
more thnn doing what you do well,
ami doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame.
Contemporary English Novelists
IVrltlen Specially for Tne Week b\) j. Arthur Hill, Member of Ihe English Society o/|
1—THOMAS HARDY. in all weathers, and lhe result is that
 .,„...,,, „„         ,,    i  ,        i he can make us see the bleak expanse
T 1101 OH Thomas Hardy s work- ,   ,   .,,
1    ing dnys are uow behind him, be »•  Mon Heath or Ihe wooded fields
niusl   nevertheless be  ranked  as  lhe where Marly South helped  with the
greatest living English novelist. There tree planting, al si  us   vividly as
nre    ninny   clever   writers   of   lhe with the bodily sight.   Indeed his nt-
youtiger school   Wells,  Arnold  Hen- mosphere  of  locality  is  so  realistic
ncll. \V. -I. Locke, John Galsworthy, -mil exacl thnl  lhe "W'csscx" of liis
John  Mnscficlil—but  il   mny  well  be novels—lhe country between Hie ex-
donbted whether mnny of their books temal borders of Surrey and llnmp-
will be rend nnd found still nol only shire litis become ns renl n thing ns
readable but ns  fresh   nml   genius- the Border land of Scott. Add lo Ibis
stamped ns ever, forty   yenrs   nfter lhe  fact  Hint   Hardy deals with ele-
their liisl appearance,' as' is Hie ense mental human passions in his chnrac-
wilb Hardy.   For il was in 1872 thnl I ers—passions whieli nre Ihe snme in
"Under tiie Greenwood  'free"  was one genernti is in lhe lust, however
published,   nml     "A   I'nir  of   Blue overlaid   nml  hidden   lhey   mny   be
Eves" nml "Far from  ihe  Madding under Ibe veneer of convention nml
Crowd" appeared within tho next Iwo civilization-*-aud  the secrol   of   his
coiilinunl newness nnd his lasting ap-
y°Parl of Hardy's charm is due to lhe peal is clear. True, Hardy's is a dark
marvellous way in which he makes us and stormy world: there is much lab-
feel external Nature, lie has beeu our nml sorrow therein, anil nl end
„ ,,.,,,,'ful observer of lhe countryside nil is often vanity.    Yel so it often
Hint Hie last-named is the besl. ll is
thc only book of Hardy's—and almost the only book of any kind—thnl
has over-mastered my stoic spirit to
Hie extent of bringing tears into my
eyes. There was much clatter about
Ihe "immorality" of "Tess" nt the
lime of ils publication in 1801, but
our notions nowadays are more tolerant—whether the change is for good
or ill f hardly know—and if the book
wore published now for the first time,
it would probably arouse no comment
on that score, except at Doncasler in
Yorkshire, where lhe Free Library
Committee hnve just discovered "Tom
Jones," nnd hnve banished il from
iheir shelves iii Ihe interests of llie
town's morality! No, I cannot consider "Tess" a hnd book. In a recent re-rending, the early part did
not seem very revolting, though the
delineation of the sensual young
D'Urherville is certainly unpleasant,
and I should huve preferred n more
reticent treatment of lite night ride
of Tess mill D'Urherville, wilh ils
pivotal und tragic culmination. But
the miasmatic atmosphere of this
early pnrt is swept nut of the mind
by the tremendous storm nnd gloom
of the later chapters, where we tire
raised from marsh to mountain, from
body to spirit, nud watch in helpless
agony tlie writhing of grent souls in
the toils of Fate. It is in this purl
Hint, Hie immense power of the book
appears After the gleam of sunshine when Angel dure marries Tess
—nt whieh point there seems si ill n
chance of tragedy being avoided—
darkness, for 'less reveals (be fuel of
her forced seduction, and the loo-
I'nsliilious Clare—unable to see Ihnl n
woman tuny be pure in soul iu spile
of uu incident whieli "ruined" her
in the world's eye—lenves her on the
evening of Iheir wedding dny. Then
Hie long agony begins. Alee D'Urber-
ville tempts, Tess's poverty and loneliness second him, her pleading letters
lo Clare, hogging his return, ure unanswered; she yields, dure returns,
nnd Toss slnbs D'Urherville to the
heart.    The Iwo  fare  forth on  Hint
bearers of these stained and tortured
lives, there ure doubtless limes of
pence nnd comparative happiness. ViTil
ctinno live continually in the gulfs of
misery; the springs of life would fail,
and we should die. The darkest life is
not all dark. Hardy paints Hie picture in too sombre tints. He lenves
the sky out of his landscape. And,
though it is well to defy nnd destroy
the powers of evil so far us we can,
we must also remember that much of
what we call evil and suffering mny
be means to u higher good, when seen
from lhe standpoint of eternity. The
child al school is tinder discipline, and
he suffers. Perhaps we adults arc nlso
si ill "at school," nnd we shall see
lho sense of il when wc get out of our
The Optimists are a group of men
who realize that the dining clubs in
Hie business world tlo not curry any
of their discussions into action. The
Optimists are going to do this very
thing. They include well-known business men such ns Charles Frederick
Higham (President), of Charles F.
Higham, Ltd.; Hoskin Boston (hon.
sec), of W. H. Smith & Son; Alfred
11. Johnston (treas.), director of Ooo.
Newnes, Ltd.; Walter Coates, Chnir-
man of public companies; Carl Ilent-
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Johnson, publisher, "System," and
John Jamison, of David Allen & Sons,
Ltd. As an indication of the kind of
work that the Optimists will undertake, it muy be mentioned Hint the
first thing they will do will bc to inaugurate a national movement for lhe
saving of lime in business; and as an
evidence of the urgent; need for such a
movement, the following illustrations
of unnecessary time wasted may be
Time wasted by irrelevance nt public meetings.
Time wnsted hy unpunelunlity at
Time wnsted by keeping expensive
travellers, waiting.
Buyers' lime wasted by travellers
who refuse to put their story concisely.
Time wnsted by inefficient railway
service.   .
Time wnsted by the failure lo
grapple with the traffic problems of
the street.
Time wnsted in Parliuinenl by obsolete and childish rules.
Time wasted in the Courts for wnnt
of more judges.
Time wnsted by shopmen in showing articles that people do not wnnt
to buy.
Time wnsted in shops because customers do not state Hie price they
mean to pay when lhey come in.
Time wasted in booking offices be-
euuse the railway companies tlo not
open inquiry bureaux antl encourage
interminable conversations between
the public and the booking-office
Time wasted in most business
houses hy hidebound insistence on rod-
tape methods.
Time wnsted by the inefficiency of
Ihe telephone service.
Time wasted by the lengthy delays
in Government Departments.
This list is by no means exhaustive,
but it embraces ninny of Ihe most
egregious methods of  time   wasting.
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Page Seven
CERTAIN greut epochs stand out
pre-eminent in the life of man.
The first pair of long trousers marks
one such. Never can memory lose the
awful blend of pride and fear, the
self-conscious affectation of indifference, tite truly poignant emotions
coincident with one's first walk down
Main Street, in long* trousers. The
gibes of ull the "fellers"—"Daddy
Longleys! Hey! Georgie Longlegs!"
—stil revert to memory, no matter
how long the lapse of time. AJi
Another is one's first walk home
with one's sweetheart, the first stammerings of love, the first kiss. Still
a third, one's graduation from college—the brief poise on the fountain-
spray of fame, heeapped and begown-
etl and with a sheepskin in hand, just
before plunging into the cold, unfeeling, singularly unapprecintive
workaday world.
Marriage is a true epoch, with a
thousand readjustments, realignments,
nud new points of view. An epoch,
the coming of the first-born. Wheu
the father feels the little, warm,
downy head of his son lying against
his heart, he knows the meaning of
Ihe word "epochal."
Now, what has all this to do with
Just this: that the purchase of one's
first machine, be it tiny runabout or
colossal "(it)" touring-car, is just as
much mi epoch iu a man's life as any
of the nbovc-tabulnted crises of existence.
Every man who owns or ever lias
owned a car will bear me out in saying Ihat the negotiations for a machine, its purchase, und the subsequent ndorihg worship thereof, wliieh
makes'one stand out in a cold garage
for hours, tinkering with its inwards
and admiring its 'lines"—also making
till und sundry share that admiration
under pain of high displeasure—
every car-owner, I sny, will buck tne
up in culling this an epoch!
The first time you run your own
car down High Street, with everybody
"rubbering." even tintu the president
of the Produce Exchange Bank, there
thrills through you just the same sort
of emotion that once was caused by
Hie first long punts, the first sweetheart, the (first) wife, the first baby.
Don't deny it! You know it's so;
and I do, loo, because nil these experiences have been mine, every one!
That's why I call the auto an
epoch-maker; and if you don't agree,
that's merely because you've never
hnd nny true epochs, or epics either,
in your life!
The purr of the motor strikes your
cur us sweetly as once did Her voice.
Tlie admiration of the populace is no
less pungent Hunt the one-time chipping of hands in Sanders Thentre
when you declaimed "At midnight in
his guarded tent..."
But there's auother und n more serious side to this epochal business, too.
There's n profoundly educational, cultural, and civilizing sitle. Every new
bit of machinery in this old world of
ours hastens the millennium "when
thrones hnve perished and when kings
nre dust, and when the aristocracy of
idleness has perished from the earth."
The hum of a million or two million
motors along our roads means belter
roads nntl more of them; a breaking-
down of local and sectional prejudice;
more uniform laws governing traffic;
a vast and growing industry that
lakes ils stand with all the others
in the social evolution working towards collectivism; the dissseminn-
tion of a perfectly incalculable
amount of practical, common-sense
mechanical skill and knowledge
among millions upon millions of our
Has it ever occurred to you that
tlie science and practice of mechanics
once "the mystery of tbe clnss," hns
now become the common property of
practically all mankind? And that
the motor, whether in car or boat,
has been the main, driving factor in
Ibis vast efflorescence of knowledge?
Twenty years ago the average man
knew little or nothing of mechanics.
Today there nre literally millions nf
men who have—though not professionally—a sound, practicnl. working
knowledge of the principles of an
engine, its cure, nnd ils operation;
millions who can run one, repair one,
und handle one intelligently. The
auto, in my opinion, has done more
to spread a general knowledge of mechanics throughout His population, in
a shorter time, than all the technical
schools working full blast could possibly have done.
And look at the coming generation,
will you! Look at the millions of boys
now being nurtured on pistons, cams,
differentials, and carburetors! All
the vast army of auto-owners form
also an army of instructors for the
next batch of motorists. Boys love
machinery, by nature, as bees love
clover-tops; and each auto lias its
little group of devotees. Every garage
is a fascinating hang-out for boys.
Proud and glad, indeed, are they,
when some man says: "Hey, sonny,
hold this her spark-plug while I
prime the cylinder!" You can expand this motif yourself, indefinitely.
Have I not struck a flowing well of
It all vertifies the philosophical
concept that machinery is today, after all, the dominating force iu modem life; that civilization is at basis
a matter of superior mechanical skill:
und that the materialistic interpretation of history is correct.
The auto is making a wiser, a happier, and a better world. Vive l'aiito!
ALTHOUGH Vancouver Island
has been prominent on Hie Pacific Coast for years as having the
most complete system of highways for
showing her scenic possibilties, it is n
fact that hundreds of people, motorists nnd otherwise, are barely conversant with the scenic beauties of the
Island. The inniii road running north
and south is the Island Highway
whicii runs from Victoria to Campbell
River, and which will eventually extend the full length of the Island; the
other main roadway is Hie Island section of the Canadian Highway, running east and west from Nanaimo to
Every mile of the road unfolds a
scenic panorama surpassing iu beauty
und attractiveness most of the road
vistas on the mainland of British Columbia. This is practically ou Hie
Islnnd Highway along Malahat Drive
twelve iniles from Victorin; along
Nanoose Bny, on the shores of Cameron Lake, farther north; and on
the rond approaching the western railway terminus of Alberni; here the
scenery is unsurpassed anywhere
nlong this continent nnd equalled in
but few places in thc world.
Starting from Victoria, the short
tours are almost numberless iu their
variety. The Ocean Beach Drive, taking the sightseer to the Docks nlong
the Dnllas Rond, through Hie fnmous
Beacon Hill Park, along the Bench
to Oak Bny nnd from titer buck to
A'ictoria, by way of Oak Bny Avenue
und Oakland Avenue, is n run Hint is
unequalled. A view of the Olympic
Range across the Straits of .Tuiiii de
Fuca, ns seen from the crest of Boncon
Hill Pnrk is one thnt once seen is
never to be forgotten. The blue
vnslnoss of the straits tlotled here and
Ihore by sails, or streaked with
smoke from passing steamers, backed by Hie towering steeps of snow-
chid mountains, is a picture of which
there is no double.
The Orchard Drive is another incomparably beautiful trip, taking the
tourist through a section of the country that is fast being turned into
splendid fruit farms. Here and there
the sea and glimpses of monntnins
add variety to the journey, while the
golden blaze of Scotch broom garlanding the hills seem like so many
wreaths of sunshine, clustering thickly in their splendor.
After leaving Victoria over the
Tsland Highway the first town reached is Duncan, nestling in the hollow
nf the mountains and famed far and
wide in fishing attractions. Hero thousnnds of disciples of Izaak Walton
spend their holidays ench yenr,
busking in the sunshine nnd lazily
playing wilh the wily trout. Dtinenn
is little more than a village hut it
boasts several good hotels nnd the
tourist will find enjoyment nnd comfort at this plnce. The principal
hostelry takes its name from Mount
Tzouhaleni, retiring its massive bead
a few miles away.
Ladysmith, ten miles beyond, is
reached by a stretch of indifferent
road, hard, rough and rutty, in keeping perhaps with the history of the
town, for grim tragedy has done its
work in the coal mines more than
once, and at all times the manhood
of the miners and the fortitude of the
people has stood the test. Tourists
wonder at the sight of coal-blackened
men walking the streets each homeward bent with his dinner pail and
cap. Significant are they of what goes
on underground, and although the
streets of this first coal town are not
congested with traffic, it is to be remembered that the town's industry is
under the street, over which the automobilist is traveling.
Open undulating country lies between Ladysmith and Nanaimo and
gives relief to the eyes of the motorist.
Trees border the roadway on either
side, the road is good and puts the
traveller in an expectant frame of
mind when the sea and then the chimneys of Nanaimo come into view. The
winding hilly streets of this, one of
the oldest towns in the Province,
though sombre, are attractive.
Prom Nanaimo to Alberni is a distance of sixty antl one-quarter miles,
the road running northwest across
Vancouver Island. The starting point
being on the Straits of Georgia and
the terminus on the banks of the
Somas River, which loses itself half u
mile below in thc Alberni Canal. Forest and lake scenery unequalled in
few places, unfolds itself for every
mile of the journey.
Five miles from Nanaimo is the
pretty little town of Wellington, a
village that strongly suggests the
country towns in the south of England. The lirst really scenic spot on
tlie Nanaimo-Alberni run is when Nanoose hnrbor comes into view. This
is tin arm of the Straits of Georgia
Hint runs inland for about two miles
und a half and is probably half a mile
wide. It is almost a sheer drop from
the road to the shore, but the panoramic view from the beacii is well worth
thc descent. Across the harbor the
cliffs on Hie bank rise to almost precipitous heights, while to the east is
Hie sweep of the gulf, dotted with
islands seemingly dropped here and
there by the hand of a cureless Jove.
Overhead thousnnds of sen gulls
hover, swooping ever nnd anon to
snatch from its watery home nn unwary fish that hns ventured too close
lo the surface.
Nanoose harbor offers luring attractions to the tourist and sightseer,
but the charms of Cameron Lake are
irresistible. An automobile road
skirts the soutii shore nnd scarce can
lind room for itself on the edge of
the rocky mountain that is Mount Ar-
rowsmith, a giant, stern and forbidding, covered here and there with
scraggy jack-pine und an occasional
patch of greeu timber, but for the
most part u muss of bare rock. At
one part along this lake the rond
seems lo enter into the very depths
of tho mountain, and it is only when
within a fow yards of a sharp turn
the traveler realizes that the end is
not yet. The linest timber on the run
is seen a short distance from Cameron Lake. For several miles one
travels through a veritable tunnel of
timber. On all sides nre immense firs
thnt shame man into a realization of
his puny insignificance, when compared with the unfinished product of
nature's handiwork.
About ten miles from Alberni the
road winds up a steep mountain's
side curling this way and Ihat until
the summit it reached. Then conies
lhe descent; at once entrancing and
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dangerous, for the road is flanked on
the one side by the rising mount,
while on the other the ground slopes
away, seemingly for an endless distance. A slight turn of the wheel, a
moment's inattention on the part of
the driver and the car would swerve
three feet and disappear. The approach to Alberni is a long regular
slope whicii ends in the centre of the
town on the Somas River, where Hie
salt waters of the Pacific may be said
to last lave western shores of Vancouver Island. Alberni is a little old-
fashioned town built by the pioneers
of British Columbia about 1886, an
extensive and fertile valley north of
the town attracting many farmers to
this locality. Don Pedro Alberni, a
Spanish officer, first sailed on the
natural canal that bears his name,
in the year 1719. The wonderful possibilities of the surrounding country,
the fertile resources and the scenic attractions all make an environment of
contentment that has a reflex action
on the inhabitants that bodes well for
the future.
During the present year thousands
upon thousands of dollars will be expended by lhe Provincial Government
on Vancouver Island as well as on
the mainland of Britisli Columbia for
lhe extension of the highway systems
nnd for the opening of the already
famous natural parks farther north
on the Island. Strathcona Park, of
800 square miles, will be connected
with a perfect roadway this year nntl
other accommodations.—Western Cn-
nutliuii Motorist.
TAKE NOTICE that the partnership
lieretofni'o carried on at 1009 Yatea
Street ln the City o£ Victoria. British
Columbia, hy Percy Ross Little ami
Smith Little iiniier tlle name of Tlle
Pacific Sheet Metal Works, has been this
day dissolved by mutual agreement. The
business will be carried on by Percy
Ross Little, who has assumed and will
pay all the liabilities thereof, and to
whom are payable all accounts owing to
the said business.
Dated at Victoria, B. C, this 22nd day
nf February, 1913.
nun- 29 ap 20
IN THF. MATTER nf an application
for a fresh Certificate of indefeasible
Title to Lot •_., Block "Q," Happy Valley lands. Map 1139, EBqulmalt District.
NOTICE Is hereby given of my Intention at the expiration of one calendar
month from the first publication hereof to Issue a fresh Certificate of Indefensible Title In lieu of the Certificate
of Indefeasible Title Issued to Alfred
Cosh on the Srd day of January, 1912,
and numbered 3124, which has been
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria, B.C., this 2nd day of April, 1913.
Registrar General of Titles,
ap 5 may 3
Tako NOTICE that Bedllngton.
Harold John, will apply to the Comptroller of Water Rights for tho approval
of the plans of the works to be constructed for the utilization of the water
from Arbutus Creek, which the applicant is, by Water Licence No. 1958,
authorized to take, and use for Industrial purposes, the said water to be used
on  Lot  S8.  Highland  District.
The plans and particulars required by
subsection tl) of section 70 of the
"Water Act" as amended have been
filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights at Victoria.
Objections to the application may be
filed witb tho Comptroller of Water
Ilights,  Parliament  Buildings,  Victoria.
Dated at Victoria. B.C., this 31st day
of March, 1913.
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Victoria, B.C., April 12, 1913
AVERY pretty wedding wns celebrated at Christ Church Cathedra! on Wednesday afternoon of lnst
week, when tlie Dean of Columbia
united iu marriage Mr* .lohn Herbert
Grny, second son of Mr. Edward Grny,
M.C.C.M., Inte of Assam, nnd grandson of Mr. John Grny, Q.C., Solicitor
of tlie Treasury, and ..Gladys Kosa
Kinghnrst McCallum, only daughter
of the late Mr. Campbell McCallum,
and of Mrs. McCallum, "Courlnntl,"
Foul Bny, nnd grand-daughter of tlie
late Captain McCallum, of tlie 91st
The bride, who entered tlie church
on tlie arm of her brother, Mr. Kenneth McCallum, wore ti rich gown of
soft white sntin gracefully draped
witli Renaissance lnce, cut slightly on
Empire lines, and set off witli n quaint
Medici collar. Her veil, wliieh wns
lirst worn by her great-great-grand-
mother, wns of beautiful Limerick
lnce, and was caught up with n coronet of orange blossoms. The only ornament she wore wns a pearl pendant,
tlie gift of the groom. She carried tt
bouquet of bride's roses and lilies of
tlie valley.
She was supported by Miss MacDowall as bridesmaid, who wore a
dainty gown of pale blue crepe de
chine, witli n large black picture lint
trimmed wilh blue ostrich plumes,
while Iris Chambers nntl Miss Mab
Pemberton made two charming flower
girls, wearing dresses of blue snlin
veiled with ninon anil large Leghorn
lints faced bnck with pnle blue. Tbey
carried gilded baskets Idled witli pink
Mr. Lucius Hamilton acted as best
man nod the ushers were Messrs. A.
R. McCiilliini nnd Rowcroft.
The bride's mot tier wns very handsomely gowned in n Parisian costume
of Nattier blue charmeuse, partly
veiled in rich ivory tare, antl wore a
large picture hat trimmed with ostrich
tips. Mrs. McCallum Sr., looked very
striking in a gown of black charmeuse
trimmed witli old Venetian point lnce.
Aliss Hawthornthwaite, the bride's
Aunt, looked exceedingly well in n
smart gray costume witli large blnck
After the ceremony u reception was
held nt "Courlnntl," Foul Bay, and
later on (lie couple left on the afternoon bout for Northern California.
On their return lhey will tnke up their
residence on Monterey Avenue.
Tlie groom's gift to thc bride were
a diamond ring, n pearl nml diamond
ring and a pearl pendant. To tlie
bridesmaid a gold nml pearl bracelet,
to the flower girls pearl nnd turquoise
bracelets, nnd to tlie best man a silver
cigarette ense. The bride's gift to the
bridegroom wns a sol of gold si tuts
and gold links.
Among llie guesls al the reception
were:—Jlrs. .1. Pemberton, Mrs. Shallcross. Mr. and Mrs. Brie Colbunl, tlie
Misses Pitts. Hie Jlisses MacDowall,
Colonel and Jlrs. Holmes, Mrs. Rliiiltl,
Miss Holmes, Mrs. Spratt, Jlrs. Griffiths, JIrs. A. S. Gore. Mrs. Devereaux,
the Jlisses Devereaux. Jlrs. R. Jones,
Mrs. A. MeCnllum, Jlrs. W. ('. Berkeley,  Jlrs.   Blat'lcw 1.   Jlrs.   Rithet,
Mrs. Chaylor Payne, Jlrs. McKenzie,
Mrs. McDonald, Jlrs. Heaven, JIrs.
Sampson. .Miss Newton, Mrs. Rochfort, Jliss Rochfort, Jir. Tweedie. Jir.
nnd Jlrs. Baugh Allan. Jliss Baugh
Allan. Jtr. Rowcroft, Jlrs. Forrest,
the Messrs. Forrest, and a great many
In lie* evening a small informal
dnuce wns given, and among llie
guests were:—Jliss Tilton, Jliss llu-
puiil.  Jliss   Blackwood,  Jliss   B.   I.i*
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Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government St., Victoria
Suer, Jliss Baugh Allan, Aliss Rani,
Jliss Holmes, Miss MacDowall, Jliss
D. MacDowall, Miss Anna .MacDowall, the Misses Pitts, Jliss Rochfort, Miss B. Monteith, Miss Ruth
Jones, Jliss Norn Jones, the Misses
Chambers, Miss Thelma Dumbleton,
Jliss Dorothy Lucas, Miss Jlnb Pemberton, Miss Forrest, Miss Nation and
tlie Messrs. Fred Pemberton, Arthur
Pitts, N. Payne, Collumbiiie, A'ictor
MacDownll, Sholto Gillespie, Dugald
Gillespie, JV. B. Monteith, Rowcroft,
Forrest, Gnllewny, McPherson, and
Jliss Monteith has returned from
visiting JIrs. G. B. Rothwell, Duncan,
Mrs. Ernest Maguire, of Duncan,
B.C., hns been the guest of Mrs.
Arthur Jones, Rockland Ave.*
Mr. Richard Mainguy, from Che-
iiinimis, B.C., was a visitor in town
during tlie week.
Miss Ethel Bruce has returned from
visiting friends in Seattle.
The Connaught Dancing Club
brought the hist of its populnr dances
to a close last Friday week evening,
when a very enjoyable fancy dress
dance wns held in tlie Connaught Unit.
View Street. A lurge number of well-
known Victorians attended, antl some
very hnndsome costumes were worn.
Dancing commenced nt 0 o'clock,
nnd continued until tin early hour iu
the morning. Miss Thain's orchestra
wns iu attendance, and as usual rendered n delightful programme of
A dninty supper wns served during
Hie evening, the supper tables being
decorated witli green bunting nnd yellow daffodils and greenery.
Among the numerous guesls noticed
were: Mrs. J. JV. Stevenson, in black;
Mrs. Hurry Pooley, ill blnck; JIrs.
Basil Prior, in black velvet, with jel
trimmings; Mrs. Lauder ill pink snlin
with handsome lnce trimmings; Jliss
Sweet in pink sntin; Aliss McClure in
dninty gown of white satin; Aliss
Vera Alnson in n striking cerise costume; Aliss Newcombe looked well in
blttok; Miss Gonnason in white brocaded satin; Jliss Cecillia Green in
white satin, with overdress of cerise
tulle; Airs. Geo. Simpson very striking in handsome yellow costume with
lnce trimmings and a large blnck picture lint: Aliss B. Le Suer, in white
sntin; Airs. Wm. Rochfort, very
dninty pink sntin gown: Jliss Macdonald ill white; Aliss Fort iu white
snlin; Jliss B. Monteith in while
sulin with pink dewdrop overdress;
Jlrs. Charles Wilson, iu handsome
Indian costume; Aliss Lottie Bowron
iu yellow domino; Aliss Bagshawe
Quaker girl: Miss Freda Bngshawe,
us n gipsy girl; Aliss Goodwin looked
well iu white snlin; Jliss Norman,
Quaker girl; Aliss Dolly Finlayson, in
white; Aliss Fraser. as poudre; Jlrs.
.Mitchell Elkins, Aliss Muriel Bales hi
handsome Indian costume; Jliss Mc-
Klvary, Aliss Violet Morosby, in cowboy costume; Jliss Davis, iu white;
the Jlisses Rant, Jliss JIary B°Sgsi
Miss Evic Floyd, in Japanese dress;
Jliss Choate in white: JIrs. G. Chile,
Miss Rickaby, Jliss Fraser. and lhe
Messrs, Bngshawe, Hoard, C. Wnrdle,
Welch, L. Hamilton, in Indian <*os-
Inine; Jtr. Powell, R. W. Rose, as Cardinal Richelieu; Jir. A. Chalk, Egyptian effendi; Jtr. Malin, hunting pink;
Jfr. Myerstein, Genoese costume;
Captain Harker. Air. Smith in Indian
costume; T. W. Buss in gipsy costume; Jtr. Gnllewny, F. Galliher, Jir.
Welsh, Forrest, B. Fort, Al. Mason. .1.
Cambie, P. Geoffrey Webb. Aubrey
Kent, C, While. G. Clute, Tom Brown,
li. Brown, 11. Mnnleilh. Cox. B. Irving in Chinese costume; Geo. Wallace,
Wm. Cartwright and mnny others.
.Mrs. J. A. Gouge, who is a patient
ai Si. Joseph's Hospital, is reported
in bu Improving favorably.
Mr,  1  .Mrs.  Harper and  family
hnvo returned fi i California, when*
lhey have been spending the winter
.Mrs. E. II. Griffiths has relumed
from visiting her sister, Mrs. A. E,
Bull, "I V nuver,
Miss Dorothy Kirk Ims returned
from nn enjoyable visil with friends
in the Sound Cities.
Tlie   engngemcnl    hns   !> t    an
nounced in A'ancouver of Aliss Aland
C. Schwenger nnd Air. Archibald
Yotulnll. The wedding hns been arranged lo take place early in April at
Hie Reformed Episcopal Church, Victoria, B.C.
Alt*, ami Airs. Fleet Robertson hnve
returned front n month's trip to 01-
luwn, New York, and other Enstern
JIrs. Higgs, front Pender islnnd,
hits been a visitor iu town.
Airs. A. T. Smith, of Duncan, B.C.,
is a guest at Hie Westholme Hotel.
Mr. Thomas Todd has returned
from a visil to friend at Sidney.
Air. and Jlrs. Thomas Anderson
hnve hen recent visitors in town from
Jlrs. Singleton Wise left on Sunday
last by the North Coast Limited anil
the White Stnr liner Olympic for nn
extended trip to the Old Country.
Sir John Jackson and party lefl
Senttle recently by the North Const,
Ltd., for Montreal, en route'to England.
Jir. nnd Jlrs. A. Lighthnll, of Vancouver, arc spending u few days in
Hie city, und nre registered nt the
James Bny Hotel.
JIrs. Gordon nnd Miss Jeffinres, who
hnve been staying nt lhe Ritz Hotel,
hnve left for Scuttle.
Air. nnd Airs. Charles A. E. Shave,
of Greenwood, B.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ida Mnry,
to Mr. Horace G. Sharer, of Toronto.
Captain C. 11. Nicholson, superintendent of the coast lleet of lhe Grand
Trunk Pncifie steamships, is in Hie
city, n guest nl the Empress Hotel.
Among tlie Victorians who spenl
lnsl week-end ill Senttle and attended
Hie Grand Opera, were: Airs. Herman
Robertson, Airs. Bowes, Airs. Alary
Riter Hamilton, Airs. Harold Pethick,
Air. nnd Airs. Aloore, Air. nnd Airs.
Tonkin, Aliss Lillian Smith, Airs.
Leeming, Aliss Dunsmuir, Aliss Prior,
and Airs. Frank Barnard.
Jir. and Airs. Chnrles F. Law nnd
daughter of Vancouver, have returned
to the mainland. While here they
were guests nt Hie Empress Hotel.
The Wanderers Football Club gave
another of tlieir enjoyable dunces ou
Thursday evening, April 3rd, in llic
Alexandra Club. A buffet supper wns
served at midnight, the supper tabic
being arranged with daffodils and
olher spring flowers. Among the numerous guesls were noticed:—Airs. P.
de Noe Walker, Airs. Wm. Holmes,
tlie Alisses Rant, Alisses Macdowall,
Aliss Raymur, Aliss Gladys Grny,
Jliss Holmes, Aliss Scolt, Aliss Doliy
Finlayson, the Alisses Dumbleton,
Aliss Alary Boggs, Jliss E. Floyd, Aliss
Muriel Bute, the Jlisses Kelly. Aliss
Nash, Aliss Vera Mason, Aliss Combe,
Aliss Milligan, Miss Violet Moresby,
Jlrs. Basil Prior. Hie Jlisses Pilts.
Aliss Phyllis Jlnson. lhe Jlisses
Foulkes, Jliss Anderson, Jliss Gibson,
Jliss Hopkins, Jliss Grace Monteith,
nnd the Messrs. C. Wardle, Patterson,
Milligan. Denniston, Acklnml, JI.
Mason, J}. Combe. A. Morton, Innes
Hopkins. R. King. Sholto Gillespie.
I). Gillespie, Win. Cartwright, T. Pemberton, R. Raymur, L. Hamilton,
Arthur Pills. C. Pitts, W. B. Mon-
leilh, Andrews and Collumbiiie.
Mr. .!. B. Rndcliffe, from Nicoln
Valley, lias been among llic guests nt
the Empress Holel during the week.
when 1 left home, and not notice Hie
mistake until it was too late to rectify
it. His headgear, 1 should mention,
is nutty but small (u sort of Kent
cob), since his brain power is, of
course, inferior to mine. Candour de-
mnnds the admission, and to withhold
such little admissions from Candour
has always struck me as bntl tnste.
Amelia wns not in the room into
which 1 wus shown, nnd I moused myself uutil her arrival with n recent
issue of a weekly paper I found on
her tnble.
Nowndnys one nhvnys proposes in
epigrams if possible, nml if you enn-
not compass epigrams (nntl lhey are
the very devil to compass) you udopl
a jocular tone. To seem in earnest is
lo be mid-Victorian, nnd to be mitl-
Vielorian is to be dnninetl. So, nfter
n few comments on tlie beauty of the
day ami the health of her father, I
came to the point.
"How would you like It) splil a
small honeymoon with me?" 1 asked
].*_ brevity really is the soul of wit,
lur reply was distinctly epigrammatic.
It wns:*-
"Net ut all."
1 was not surprised yet. Hear girl,
she could hardly be expectetl to realize tier felicity all at once.
'' f see you hnve been well brought
up," f said with a renssuring smile.
"Vou know it's vulgar to snatch."
"Oh, 1 menu it," site snid decidedly.
"Guess again," I implored. "You
have got lite answer wrong," but she
refused to guess. I began to gel—
well, not exactly alarmed, but nt any
rule puzzled. But she still persisted
in her refusal lo become Jlrs. Thetti.
SI range girl! nt lnst I really did he-
gin to feel anxious.
"Vou love another I" I cried desperately, feeling for my nnil scissors,
ns n slreet musician outside started to
sing of what lie was going lo tlo lo
Alphonse Spaghetti the Toreador.
She denied tlie soft impeachment
(good phrase.)
"Then why won't you huve rae?" 1
implored, moving, ns a lust resort, into
the spot whore the light would shine
fullest on my mnny manifold chnrms.
"To be candid," she snid, "I think
you hnve a tendency to he vain."
"I am prepared to be vain of my
wife," I replied, but nothing would
move her, not even the desire to
save her favourite paper, wliieh 1 had
nil this time been clutching. To Ihink
Ihnl J Should hnve loved one so itn-
appreeiiilive! Oil, il wns maddening I
I found that I wns still holding ..tlio
papdr when I got into Hie bus on my
wny home. Jlechuicnlly I begun to
rend it, nnd then 1 saw the cause of
.my misfortune—llie bludgeon with
which Fate had laid me mil. so lo
speak. The paper contained nn
nrlicle on judging a man's chnrnctor
by liis linl, nml therein I rend that
Hie man who wears a lull too small is
thereby proclaiming liis vanity.
Amelia, after rending this nrlicle.
hnd watched mo coining down the
slreet, hnd probably stood for hours
nt (he window Imping ngninst hope,
nntl nt last with n beating heart lind
seen me in my young brother's lint.
Poor girl, what it blow to tier! And
poor me, lhe soul of Modesty, to lie
so misjudged!
If I only knew where lo lind my
stilt younger brother's catapult, I
would, in accordance with convent ion,
go abroad nnd shoot big gnmo.
Alberni is going to hnve nn up-to-
tlnlc (Ire equipment installed nt a cost
of $6,000.
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When n man, young, handsome, and
debonair, witli a pretty wil nnd perfectly creased trousers, proffers his
heart nnd hand to a girl of no ottl-
stniiding charm, lie bus. 1 mniiitnin,
lhe right to expeel it ..lushing assent.
lie has lhe right to expect that she
will imprint her fnce powder upon his
lefl btizzinn nml call hiin licr hero,
her heart's ndorod, her —— In short,
ns I was saying, whin I proposed lo
Amelia I expected lo hi pled.
Nol tint what I musl confess I was
a linl rrous,    Modesty demanded
Ihal much, nml I hold Ihnl these lillie
concessions lo Modesty are but graceful, As n mailer of fncl, 1 wns nervous enough to lake my young
brother's lint in mistake for my own
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Page Nine
Of Interest to Women
TAKING into  consideratio
extreme youth of the year, fash-
of color in their velvet boots, which
luce up the leg in a wide trellis-work
pattern, recalling the Directoire nnd
First Empire.
WHEN  sashes  ure  expressed   in
chiffon   they  frequently hold
evidence ut the side, or they spring
from lhe bust-line und are eutight in
sulphur-colored mousseline de soie inserted with a narrow band of chiffon
in a contrasting hue. These tiny lines
uf chiffon are either geranium-red,
bishop-violet, black, vieux-rpse, an-
the toilettes this Spring. The manufac- ticme-blue, antique-red, white, mytle-
turers have woven these materials as gl'een< or. turquoise-blue. A velvet
tons are crystalizing very nicely, supple as possible yet firm enough to eockac,e in any of these tints holds
Probably this is due in a large men's- suit fhe requirements of the moment. "."> llrapery of the skirt towards the
ure to the decisive novelty of the When the weather becomes warmer sidc' F°r* afternoon receptions sev-
prineiple themes, as, for example, the we shall be wearing entire tailor cos- ernl hostesses even repeat this touch
little coat of broche, the square- Itiines in crepe tie chine, front the
shaped decolletitge, the Medieis nnd modest morning trottein* lo lhe most
Mediaeval styles of laee collars, to- elaborate of ufteruoou gowns,
gother with that insistent Bulgarian I*
embroidery. The subists huve as- A DVANCE spring models are more
suredly made history with these vivid -a*- attractive than ever, the nia-
notes of color.   Although chiefly ex- jority,   of  course,   small.     A   chic
ploited in wool, lhe orthodox medium, Trieorne is delightfully expressed in  the draperies in position und ure en
this broderie is ulso being expressed  beige-coloured aerophone,   the   brim
in a course sort of vegetable silk, the  lined black pedal   straw,    a    whole
whieh is more happily mated to sueh gouru mount, toned to the aerophone at llie waist witli a folded baud of
materials us crepons. surrounding the crown. I also thought chiffon.   There is a decided fascina-
Already the expressions are so quite charming a small close-lifting lion about the Oriental sashes; they
many and varied uf this persuasive shape of copper-coloured straw, trim- are of mammoth dimensions and are
Ile jacket it was difficult to decide med with two glorious wings, shading much deeper on the right hip than
upon a sufficiently representative ex- from copper to yellow, and thrown up on the left, and as a consequence are
ample. Although ut the moment those in relief ngninst folds of dark-brown particularly becoming to those whom
arranged with closed fronts are more aerophone, Tliere was granted me Nature has endowed with tall nnd
generally favored, 1 huve looked, us also a peep at an advance summer graceful figures. Sashes are intro-
behoves my forecast, ahead, and given chapeau of Tuscan, with a packed duced on evening clonks, while there
expression to a model that certainly wreath of pink roses in front, a simi- is a slight feeling for clonks of the
conforms more conscientiously to its lar wreath beiug placed beneath the Russian character, the piece de re-
title of saute en barque than does an brim at the back, and the clinching sistance of which is the sash. Cords
affair of elaborate fastenings. I am feature, strings of black velvet, to and tassels are finding favor in the
describing the whole scheme curried  he worn beneath the chin. eyes of the leaders of fashion  nnd
out in a mastic shade, deeper tones ?K are   tt    pleasing   variation.   Again,
of the nuance serving to accentuate RUSSIAN blouses will be mtieh beautiful link and other belts set with
lhe design of lhe broche. The seal- |\. worn, not only in morning cos- cornelian or turquoise matrix arc
loped finish to Ihe edges is the very  t„meg 0f ootton but in crepe deadline seen.
cry.    It is carried out in soft  afternoon dresses.    Doucet' is parti- *K
black safiu slightly padded to give eularly featuring it and is using a -THHURK is a veritable absession
il n raised appearance; a sable note  plain crepe for lhe skirt and a bro-   -*■*■
Royal Household Flour
For Bread and Pastry
JAMESON'S PERSIAN SHERB ET, put up in fancy lever top cans
JAMESON'S LIMEADE, Put up in 25 ounce bottles.
This is equal to any Lime Juice on   the  market in both flavor and
strength.   It is a superior article—NOT.   JUST.   AN.   ORDINARY.
For Sole By All Grocers.
Manufacturers;  Grocers'  Sundries Victoria, B.O.
Just like mother used
to make only
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Crystal Spring Water
\ * STAVANCER     .
for ornaments
quaint designs, the edges of the material being united with small silken
buttons; they fulfil a utilitarian as
suspended from Well as an ornamental mission. Pleat-
That the tleeolletuges are cut low
in 11 V aud are flanked with 11 Medici
artistically emphasized in a little soft ended crepe de chine for the Russian 'he waist-bund in front. When this C(j basques are making a tentative bid
crown black satin hat; a strange blouse, with a touch of block satin *'leo was lirst launched the ornaments for f„v,„. an(j nl.e accompanied by
piral  feather rearing its height  in  (or the collar and cuffs. were composed of a cascade of wood pleated skirts,
front, verily like 11 cobrn rendy for     Small huts tire the height of style. "n'l crystal bends in n great variety &
fight- To wear with the flowered nets and of shades.  Now miniatures ns well as     p0jnta 0f Interest in a Nutshell
On lhe line little navy serge frock, silk mulls there are hats made en- cameos    are   attached to the waist- .
at is as usual at this time of the tirely of flowers. A very lovely close- band by a trio of thin gold chains. rPHAl skirts are narrow from
vear pressing steadily to the front, fitting shape is made of pansies in dif- There are few habille tailor-mades x k"ees to the hem, the draperies
this wotd embroidery is singularly ef- ferent shades of purple. Little caps where the sash is missing; they spring being arranged in graceful lines from
fective, and prepared to do yeoman's of tulle, fairy-like looking creations, from   the   shoulder-blades, the ends th«[hips.
service, ns also a rough-surfaced braid  will be much worn this summer. falling loosely to fi in. nr 7 in. below      *lhat muoh ingenuity is brought to
carried out in the correct colorings, Two colors that are being much the waist, ond arc then united or bear in the designing of the hip yoke,
and naturally distinguished as Bui-' used are crust-of-bread and cafe au the ends are carried round to the »™ 'hat from this springs a broad
garian braid.' A charming little high- lait. Picturesque little hats of crust- front. The Robespierre soshes ore "elt that forms the lower portion of
waist navy frock hnd a line of this of-brend straw huve brocaded  satin regarded ns rather demode. the corsage.
braid  carried  down  cither side  the tam-o'-shunter crowns. * Unit the upper portion of the cor-
front of the corsage, and just a few The color combinations fashionable rpVERYTHlNG conspires to make s"geR of ■>*-te™l'°" <»'*-'ssl-'s 'm usually
nohes below a belt of the sonic, above ut present afford mnny 0 pit fall for __ the fashions of today exception- "IM""*
wliieh there wns revealed almost at the woman who isn't just sure what ally beautiful. There are numbers of
nice a chemisette of ecru embroidered she wants. Greens and yellows are new colors and materials, while by
lawn and lnce, decorated up the een- much combined nnd nlso ninny sbudes common consent the snsh bus been
tre with liltle loops of emerald green of blue with a most vivid-toned green, exalted to a position that is quite
ilk and wee nioUier-of-pciV'l Ibut- Vermilion red appears in mnny of the unique. Plaid ribbons in vivid shades
tons. The finish of this chemisette new trimmings. For instance, an other ns well ns brocade ribbons, the deni the throat-took a perfectly straight wise conservative white batiste signs of the latter accentuated with
ine. and so with the braid completed blouse will have the sleeves   finished gold nr silver threads, are extensively
perfect square, while over either wilh turn-buck cuffs of vermilion red employed for the waist-bonds as well
shoulder fell a deep square flap of erepe, und vermilion red buttons will ns for the stole ends. Equally npprn-
lelicate ecru embroidered lawn. In fasten the blouse down tbe front. priatc is chiffon or other semi-
atiotber case extremely deep side One of the new square-shaped plait- diaphanous materials. The position
basques made for distinction, with ed nud lnce-trimmed jabots of mull is is of the utmost importance; indeed,
little pocket flaps of vivid wool cm- made witb a very odd feature. It is if is seldom seen in its normal place
iroidery. the latter merely repeated divided in the middle and on one sitle nf the waist. Tt is never permitted
very narrowly at the neck, which was of the jabot are baroque peni! but- to interfere with the straight sil-
icooped out in a round, and fhe em- Ions and on lhe nther sitle tire silk houolte* in fact, it emphasises it. It
broideries*, taking a sharp nngle embroidered buttonholes. The jabot it no uncommon thing to see one
lownwnrds ul the left side extended is worn either buttoned or nol, ns one knotted in front of the dress, or it
short   distance,    the  pattern prefers. may be thnt there is uu enormous lint
slightly intensified. And if tIn? same Now that flounces are again iu bow with n single end. This conceit,
ivise discretion continues lo he oh- vogue, very beautiful ones ure seen, however, is trying to the figure nnd
erved, then this somewhat bizarre Those in white mousseline tie soie should be severely left alone by nil
Bulgarian ornamentation bus 11 fine embroidered in two colors nre the who huve a tendency to embonpoint,
nrecr before it.   But once let it get newest.    The flounces will be while rl;
nto hands lucking alike in tnsle nnd uud lhe embroidered design red and
lidgment, then only too gladly shnll while, yellow aud white, or green
ve bid it adieu. nnd blue.
St The very new silhouette is known
T   A ROBE Eslhetiqite is fhe name us the Oriental type. lis conspicuous
L_ name lately given to the populnr feature is the very large waist. The
reek draped skirl   combined    with  low wnist line is shown, und  mnny mie__
ie pouched kimono bodice for even- id' lhe new French gowns show much  |*u,s(, ,,
lg weur.   One of our lending Paris  fulness  between  hip  and  knee,  the
iciety women received her friends at lower part  of skirl  being kept   ex-
linner in 11 becoming dress of this de- Iretnoly narrow,
oription.    "Allow  me  to  introduce S*
to  the  'aesthetic gown'," snid   T7<VERY   Paris   dressmaking   linn
EVERY conceivable material is employed for the fashioning of the
Inronne de F„ with an amusing little  l-< hns u favorite color  to   rocom-
itii'tsey lo the guesls ns she paraded  mend ns regards the new creations iu
following day Ihe
obe esthetlqtie wns echoed till over
'oris, ll needed the position of the
lofore-nientionnd hostess to give presto such 0 gown. Mme. do F.'s
oilette opened nl lite knee over u
t'iangttlar width of crepe tie chine,
latching the remainder of lite skirl.
gilets of afternoon ns well ns tailored
suits.    White corduroy dresses hnve
dninty   little   gilets   of   ninon, surmounted  with  11  turn-over collar  to
relieved   with  hemstitching;
lars are cut very low so flint
the base of the column of lhe throat
is revealed, und nre usually finished
with 11 bow of 11 bright shade whieh
mus! match the sash.   Again, the under sleeves nre often of ninon, provided    wilh   a cuff Ihnl  lightly encircles  Ihe  wrist.    Long  wnisleonls
he drawing room like n mannequin  erepe de chine.   One house shows 11 of    lovely   Oriental  embroidery  tire
tin   almond-green  erepe  de  chine collection of fawn dresses for'every well   .'presented; they are cul iu two
irocndetl with satin roses of the snme occasion, whereas another   establish- ns   il   were by the sash.   Embossed
term  ments prides itself on green models iu  velvet in Bulgarian colorings is used
nil shades.   A third couttirioro mokes for this very "effective accessory. Thare
evening   toilettes   11   speciality   and
combines' pink nnd blue, red and bine,
green  und   mauve,   und  yellow nntl
mauve, with remarkable skill.    One
of her tasteful arrangements is decidedly eighteenth century in lho se- whieh is seen a quaint little basque
'he bodice wns connected without a lection of the old-rose erepe de chine $
■aislhnitil. Anything simpler could nntl Suxe blue sntin ribbon. The
ot have been imagined. The long sleeves disclose the arm from shoulder
rain ended in a point. A couple of (*0 elbow where they nre cnughl wilh
tches of white mousseline de soie ri couple of dull silver cord tassels,
nished the sleeves nt the elbow. 'JVo similar tassels complete the bow
'here wns no olher trimming. The nud ends in Suxe blue snlin holding
aroness wore neither jewels nor |he graceful drapery upon Ihe skirt,
igrettes in her hair, but she gnve 11  A bund of the sntin forms 1111 inner
islinet mediaeval touch to her dress vest upon one side only. At the time below this was 11 billow of chiffon
1 lhe manner her ropes of pearls nnd „f the Regency of Philippe tl'Orleans [( gm t]l(, impression thnt il
namelled pendants crossed from one ihe noble ladies ut Court frequently
lioulder to the wnist. About ten or wore vieux-rose nnd blue, but pinned
fteen years ago this same hostess a garland or a bunch of neutral-shad-
ppenred in the once-famous princess *,,i Dowers upon their bodices. In the
own that was in a greal measure the present instance n small b
variegated velvet anemones, mini
roses, or fancy silk blossoms *i' thi
bust would be most effective,
There is tt certain demand for afternoon dresses in sulphur erepe dt
chine from ;i rising linn near llu
Opera. The bodices of these model.'
huve nenrlv nil long killed collars ir
and imported
French Models
The Crown Display now awaiting your considerate inspection
present   in   their   entirety   the
correct  modes  of   the
Spring Season
M. E. Livingstone
_     921 FORT STREET
Victoria, B.C.
Duckwith Bros.
Solve the High
Cost of Living
If you don't believe it,
come in and try the special
Merchant's Lunch at 35c;
daily from 11:30 a.m. to
8:00 p.m.
ana cate
Hibben-Bone Building
Victoria, B.C.
Thomas Hooper
522 Winch Building
Vancouver, B.C.
Sands & Fulton, Ltd.
1515 Quadra St       Phone 3306
Lady Attendant
844 Fort Street
A handy number to remember. That is, if you're one of those
people who like to look neat. We do the best Dyeing, Pressing and
Cleaning in the City of Victoria. Low prices by thorough work.
Victoria Steam Dye Works
S44 Fort Street Phon, 7I?
The B. C. Funeral Co.
Late of 1016 Qovernment Street, Victoria.
Phones 2236, 2236, 2237, 2238
Chas. Hayward, President.      Fred Caselton, Manager.
Reginald Hayward, Sec'y-Treasurer.
is n deeitletl feeling for the colorings
seen in lhe plumage nf the hlue nin-
cnw. Neither must it he forgotten
thai in Iho afternoon dresses Ihe
gilets terminate ul the waist, below
FAR smarter than anything else is
n basque, und this season it is to
be seen in mnny nrlistie guises. A
tailored soil whieli especially appealed to me wns of onto de cheval of 11
pnle grey shade. The coat was cut
sharply nwny in front, n rounded
basque being en evidence nt the back;
A   Queen   sn   world-
famed fnr her lieitutl-
ful onmplnxfon ns Queen
' Alexandra must necessarily be a iTltlenl jtulRo of
Talcum    Powder.       Vnu
should  bo  milded  by  ber
selection   of
1 It Ifi exquisitely soft nnd
^smooth, faintly but dell- |
, Ciouaty perfumed.
( Cherry Blonom Soap .
also used by tbej
Rnynl   Hnusebnld.   At-f
i write,
Norlich  Se  Co,, .
140 Front St. w.
Oxygen Treatment
Owing to increase of business we have felt obliged to take up
a more central office. We ahve located at 704 YATES STREET,
near Douglas Street, where we will be pleased to have new and old
customers visit us,
seoTT & eo.
Residence Phone L2477 Office and Store Phone 3805 '
 Victoria, B. C.
limbic frill which was altn
tie conl. When lhe eont wns 1
me realized Hint il formed lh
port ion of the skirt nnd wus
Inched   l<>
obe eslhetique nl lite lime. The sil-
nitelle hns changed since then, nnd
lie Greek draped skirt combined witli
Ite elbow-sleeved kimono bodice has
oplnced In robe princesse.
Crepe tie chine, both plain nud bt'o-
nded, either combined or worn
>lv. will figure largely in our
* upper
tqttot til ((1 )||(, hngquei 'pj1(. eorsnge wns of
chiffon effectively draped, through
which one obtained glimpses nf ribbons into which nil the colorings of
lhe Orient wcre introduced; tbey
were arranged with artistic negligence on the lining. Somotimes the
basques nre pointed or cul in van-
dykes,    or    tbey   muy he cul   up in
Hair Dressing
Successor In Mmlnin Kosche
Phone 1175      1005 Douglas St.
Victoria, H.C
It is high time to get your garden seed.   We aro Sole Agents for
Sole Agent for Sutton's Seeds
615 Fort Street Page Ten
Victoria, B.C., April 12, 1913
A  M eekly Review of the Most Important Happenings in the Mining World, With Special Reference to New Discoveries and Developments.
Edited by W. Blakemore, M. I. M. E. Greenwell Medallist.
AN industry whicli produced in 11112 raw material to the value
of $113,000,000 is easily in the front rank of the most important undertakings in Canada. If values alone were the
determining factor, no argument could be found to exclude it front
the fullest recognition accorded to other branches of industry. This
is tiie position of mining, whose only competitors in importance are
agriculture and lumbering.
There is a Minister of Agriculture; indeed, no small share of
•redit for the development of the .Dominion must be laid at the
the ere
door of the Department of Agriculture, whicli, in season
and out of
SEALED TENDERS addressed to lhe
undersigned and endorsed "Tenders for
Supply of Steam Coal" will be received
at   this   office   until   noon,   April   lllth,
Steel Bridge, Thompson Biver, Lytton,
B.C.   (To Be   Built   Alontrelde
Freient Stxuoture).
season, has not only advertised the attractions and   advantages  of    mm. for the supply or steam coai to
 ■■■■        , the   11.   I*.   Dredging   Fleet  at  Victoria.
Canada to tho agriculturist abroad, but has by a thousand activities
encouraged the industry at home.
Such work demands not only an independent Department, but
a Minister at the head of that Department. Without this recognition
it is handicapped; it lacks a supreme directing mind and an equal
voice in the councils of the Government. The latter is the position of
the mining industry, which, despite its magnitude and complexity,    made'" on "forma "supJiieiTand signed the onice of the Public work!
• l       l       i       _■ l • . ill .._ i»      with   their   actual   signatures,   stating   Parliament Buildings, victorl
IS considered Ollly ot secondary importance,  ami has lieeil  "tagged        their occupation and place of residence.       Intending tenderers can. 1)
on to another portfolio.   It is time that this anomalous position was    In the case ot nr^-the actml- alsna: .^™_}i™}Be?L°b±l.».r
put an end to.
Fifteen years ago the Canadian Mining Institute sent an influential deputation to Ottawa to urge this very point.   Sir Wilfrid
Substructure and Erection of Super*
structure. rental    of    JI an acre. Not more than
SEALED    TENDERS      superscribed "■MO acres will be leased to one appll-
"Tender for Substructure and Erection °ant.
of    Superstructure,    Thompson    River Applications for a lease must be made
 Bridge, Lytton, B.C.," will be received by the applicant in person to the Agent
Forms  of tender can  be nrocured  at   by     the   Hon.   the  Minister   of   Public or Sub Agent of the District In which
loims of tenclei  can be piocureu at   Wm]__       (o _2 o,clock nQon Wedne81, ,„„ rlghts app**ea (or are situated.
the office of William Henderson, Usti.,   the 7Ul day 0{ Mnyi 191S| (ol. the com. Jn surVeyed territory the land must be
Resident Architect, Victoria, B. C from plete substructure and erection of super- described by sections, or legal aub-dlvi-
C  C  Worsfold  Esq   New Westminster   structure of a bridge across the Thomp- sions of sections, and tn unsurveyed ter-
n'r-    ..,s _,<_,_. *., n.o nwi,.o nf the. ...-,    son River at Lytton, B.C. rltory   the  tract  applied   for  shall   be
B.C., and also at tne orflce or the un-      Drawings, speeilications, contract and staked out by the applicant himself,
dersigned, Vancouver, B. C,                      form of tender can be seen at the offices Each application must be accompanied
Persons   tendering   are  notified  that  of  the Government  Agents,    Ashcroft, by a fee of IS which will be refunded if
tenders  will  not  be  considered  unless  New  Westminster,  Vancouver,  and  at the rights applied for are not available,
               *=•*'•"- Works Engineer, but not otherwise.    A royalty shall be
J*'11*      , . paid on the merchantable output of the
by applying mlne at the rate of flve cents per ton.
_..  _..,-. a.._  „ a...  _,.._.    -    - -     ,        -,                   one copy of The porson operating the mine shall
ture, the nature of the occupation and   the drawing and one copy of the spec - furnlsh the Agcnt wlth Bworn relurns
the place of residence of each member   |,catl'*;;5cf<" the sum ot twenty-flve dol- accounting for the full quantity of mer*
District cf Kemrew.
TAKE  notice that Joseph  Martin, of
Clo-Oose,   B.C.,  occupation   rancher,   Intends  to apply for permission  to lease
the   following   described   lands:—Com-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_ menclng at a post planted at tbe north-
  east corner post of Indian Reserve No.
15, on the Nitinat River; thence south
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, *0 chains; thence east 80 chatns; thence
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, n°rth 40 chains more or less to Nitinat
the Yukon Territory, the NorthweBt Ter- River; thence following river in a west-
rltorles and In a portion of the Province erly direction to point of commence-
of British Columbia, may be leased for a ment, comprising 320 acres, more or
term of twenty-one years at an annual  1'""'
Dated February Bth, 1913.
feb. 15 ap. 12
ot tue firm must be given. lars (*25). chantable coal mined and pay the royal- Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
The Department does not bind Itself Each tender must be accompanied by ty thereon.    If the coal mining rights for  Forest   Branch   Telephone   Equip-
to accept tlie lowest or any tender.   By an accepted bank cheque or certificate are not being operated,  such    returns ment," will be received by the Hon. the I
order,                        J. L. NELSON, of deposit on a chartered bank of Can- should be furnished at least once a year. Minister of Lands up to noon of Mon-
Superintendent of Dredges, a '.a. made payable to the Hon. the Min- The least will include the coal mining day. April 14th, 11113, for the following
______u___mm^mm_____________m_____________________m___r______t___m                                                                              Britisli  Columbia. jster of Public Works,  for the sum of rijrlits 0nlv   but the lessee mnv he. npr. described material:
Laurier, Mr. Clifford Sifton and Mr. Fielding met the deputation ;      Department of Public Works. *1.000,   which   shall be forfeited If the ffid "S Vr"Us. •XtlvT'av'XlSbE Zo miles No       BB ' BWG galvanised-
...            ,•            li         „„:..„,1    l.„.   ._.__ ,.n_nlt „.„ nnt  inst         Vancouver, B. C, April 3rd, 11113. party   tendering decline  to  enter   Into surface rights may be considered neces- 30° n • cs     •   '   BB'  BWG SaIvanlZ(!<|-
 ^^                               I.,.* «,<. ,nc,,it „os nnt insr.         ...                            .. contract when called upon to do so. The sary f?rtge forking of the mine at the,
(Newspapers wli'l not be paid for this   contract when
advertisement if they insert it without
authority  from  tlie Department.)
ap 12 ap 11
their request was favourably received, but the result was not just
what they expected.  Instead of creating a new portfolio, Mr, Sifton
created a Department of Mines to work in  co-operation  with  the
Geological Department and placed Dr. Eugene Haanel at the bead.
During tho time that has intervened, Dr. Haanel has done good
Tbe difficulties whicii prevented the request of the Canadian
Mining Institute of 1898 from being granted no longer exist, but
meanwhile the mining industry has expanded to such an enormous
extent that whatever foundation may have existed for tlieir request
then must be infinitely stronger today.
Uo one will deny that the Mining Institute is of all organized
bodies the best fitted to judge the situation; it bas done so, and is a
unit in urging the Government to act and to act promptly. It has not
only made out a good case, but it has rounded up its duties by selecting a good man, and it is not a little gratifying to British Columbians
to find that an Institute in which the members from the Maritime   {r^^Vit^'^'^^1^.
Province, Quebec and Ontario outnumber those from Britisli Coluin-   '°mmplonTv«VSL?'^Bac.™8 thi
bia by more than five to one, are nevertheless in favour of the appointment of a British Columbia member as Minister of Mines.
In arriving at this" decision the  Institute  has   acted  wisely.
.heques or certificates of deposit of un- ','   , '«.ll"i.""'  '"?„
successful tenderers will be returned to r"i,„ft ?*V;"," "J -Jfre*             ,,              Hj
them upon the execution of tho ocntract. hap" i™1I,InJ?rI,5,a"on. appUcatlon should
The successful tenderer shall further- 5f ™a^5 . S''ie .Sefret^.y."' the •08P»r'-
more furnish an accepted bank cheque -pent of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
or certificate of deposit on a chartered Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands,
bank of Canada, made payable to the _              W. W. CORY,
Hon. the Minister of Public Works, for „ _,    Deputy Minister of the Interior,
the sum of one thousand dollars for the N.B.—Unauthorised publication of this
due fulfilment of the contract. advertisement will not be paid for.
Tenders will not be considered unless mar 22
made out on the forms supplied, signed   .	
Steel Bridge, Thompson Biver, Lytton,
B.C.   (To Bt   BuUt   Alongside
Present Structure).
Superstructure Metal.
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works
Victoria, B. C, 20th March, 1013.
ap 5 ap 26
10 miles No. 12 EBB. BWG galvanlzcd-
Iron wire.
18,000 No. 37 Thomas split tree-insulators, or equul.
■1,125 12 oz. "Brookfield' No. 32 double
petticoat pony glasB Insulators, or
4,125 1 1-2 oz. -in. x 121n. painted oak
brackets, conforming to A.T. & T.
Co.'s specifications.
25 colls, 200 ft. per coll. No. 18 galvanized seizing strand.
LAND BEOISTBT AOT       _^___________
IN  THE  MATTER of an application   30 standard ground-rods.
SEALED    TENDERS,      superscribed
"Tenders for a Concrete Arch across the ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Thompson River, Lytton, B.C.,' will bo gtMl Bridge. Thompson Biver, Lytton,
received, by  the Hon.   the Minister of B.O. 7»o Be   luSt S|*
Present Structure).
Alternative Design
Drawings, specifications, contract and SEALED    TENDERS,      superscribed   mar 29
form of tender can be seen at the offices  «xuOtm  for a Concrete  Arch  acrosB 	
of the Government Agents,    Ashcroft, lhe Thompson River, Lytton, B.C.," will
New   Westminster,  Vancouver,   and   at b0 received by the Hon. tho Minister of
the offlco of the Public Works Engineer, Publlc  works  up  to  12  o'clock  noon,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria Wednesday, the 7th day of May, 1913
for a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to Lot 61, of Subdlvlson of Sections 3, 4, 22, Fairfield Farm Estate,
Map 820A. Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention at the expiration of one calendar
month from the first publication hereof
to issue a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible Title in lieu of the Certificate of Indefeasible Title Issued to Harry M. Hillis
on the 24th day of February, 1911, and
numbered 2603, which has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office. Victoria, British Columbia, this 20th day of
Mnrch, 1913.
Registrar General of Titles.
ap 10
- ° ,   ,        „     .   . ]... ,1 ,.,:„;„„.,,„_.,        intending tenderers can, Dy applying ...  the complete structure acn
Snenkimr with a full knowledge of mining conditions ami mining nun    ,„ the undersigned, obtain on. copy of ThompBon River at Lytton, B. c
(spcaKing Wl n " B e hesitation     'h.?.?„r™'."! JS? °"e %»?.:°L^S.._?__ _     Drawings, specifications, contr.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE  notice  that  Mike  Harger.  of
Tenders on above material to he based
on   price   f.o.b.   Vancouver,    ready    for
delivery on May lst, 1913.
15  telephones, wall  set of type  1317-S,
Western Electric, or equal.
15 telephones, look-out, of type 1336-J,
Western Electric,  or equal.
10 telephones, type Western Electric, U.
S.   Forest   Service   Portable,   or
equal, equipped  with  ground-rod.
20  pr.   16  1-21)1.  clinmbers  of  type  No.
382, Klein's, or   equal,   complete,
with  straps.
20 pi*, gin. pliers of type No. 312 Klein's.
-   or equal.
20 pr. spllcing-clamps of type No. 311 A.,
Klein s, or equal.
20 haven clamps of type No. 368, Klein's,
or equal,
20   lineman's   block   of    type    No.   480,
Kteln's, equipped  with straps or
Intending tenderers can, by applying for  the complete structure across the  Victoria, occupation cruiser. Intends to .....
._.. ..._,..., j   ._...,.  ... —.. „»  __. _.       _. .....__   _  „ j     for   permlsg|on   t0   purcha8e   the   10 Turner gasolene pocket-torch of type
r_t,._,___   a. ii—i   i ...   r. .  Un    R   T     U'l..ln«    nr  emm
contract and   following described lands: Commencing
No. 6 T., Klein's, or equal.
,.,*.„.......h  -               _.   ,     t\      •   .       rri     "U7   V n     nn lioaitfltioii the drawing and one copy or tne speel- Drawings, _ __ __                                                               	
throughout the whole of the Dominion, llie WeeK nas no utsiutuuu flcatlons for the sum of twenty-five dol- form of tender'can be seen at the offices at the southwest"corner"o'f Y.__'~ih.i'i.      Delivery of the whole   of  the  above
6.        ,   ,  ,,         .        ,       „„.„ •     (i.„ Tlmiao hotter nunlitied for        ,?   _2.'- a           . v.      ....__ ■,„ of the Government Agents,    Ashcroft, thence east 40 chains, thence soutii 40  equipment, or of sucli portions thereof
in saving that there is not a man in thc noiise oener quaimm l.s Each tenaer must be accompanied by New westir'--*—  "   '"", ■' -"■-'--  "-— —• •" -■*-'--  "-—       r  - ■--  ■ "-- —
in saying   ^	
the position than Mr. B. F. Green
mi. pw                                                                   t                ^_.,._i, ,„;.i, t\,n in ada, made payable to the H(
hns lived in a mining country and been in close touch with tne m ,8ter ot Publ,0 WorkSi for
nas ))teu ui a      .....b             j    ...                                ;,„„„„t„„t ,_,,U\„ $1,000,   which  shall be fort
dustry for more than twenty years; he has occupied linpoitant pumii, t   tender_ng decline to
r - -                              -                                 — -_-_ i.    ,    -a               -    .._■   .-   l._-   Westminster,  Vancouver,  and  at chains,  thence west  40  chains,  thence as"the Forest Branch may prescribe, to
*.!,__ Hr-ifmlioi. -fnr Ttontonav     He     a? «•=•«■'«* banku one<l"e or certificate  the 0(tlca of the Public Works Engineer, north 40 chains to point of starting. be made May lst, 1018, or at such date
the lMemnel 101  llOOItlia,*,.    __._     ot deposit on a chartered bank of Can-  parliament Buildings, Victoria. MIKE HARGAR within   twelve  months   thereafter  that
ada, made_ payable to the Hon. the Min-      intending tenderers can, by applying D , a   FeDruarv 12   1913 may be specified by the Forest Branch.
for the sum of ,0 ,he undersigned, obtain one copy of mar 22                "    *■       ••               17 payment being due upon delivery;  the
lorteiteo 11 tne £i,e drawing and one copy of the sped- ^^_———.——.*■■—.———— t,idder to agree to supply above articles
dustl'V for more than twenty years; ne nas occupieu uuijuiiuui, *;m.u....     party  tendering decline  to  enter  Into  ncatlons for the sum of twenty-Bve dol- LAND REGISTRY OFFICE In any greater quantities than the above
positions whicii have necessitated his studying the subject, he made a    SS^SgAS ^Filter must be accompanied by ,„ tho «.„„ of a„ app„c„,ic„ for a V_£_!_?°* ^    P^ t° be t0"-
Lnspicuous success as the administrator of the Lands and Works    I^SgKg 3 d«„ba^«|^fg __% <®>"S%J! _?__&>_.. V& coS^SWSo^f ^Tifflffi .K
Department of the Provincial Government, and he is recognized ,n    mo?.;=||»a^e feftffiWAtft "&8^>25&__-n of my inten- ^k^A^^o 'ZT.J.Z
British Columbia as one of our most capable, tboughtfu , evel-hculed    ^pll^l^T'ti »''-»' tS^.^.W^.g ^tfi'fX^^pSJn^on^Kf -^VTSHlS of'the" ^ft
o innn nf excellent iudgment, of keen llltclll-     H°m the Minister of Public Works, for  JontrBot whe„ called upon to do so The t„ issue a fresh Certilicato of Title In t"„ tender.
a mail 01 IXCencni juufciin-m, u                                ,he ,„„, 0f „ne thousand dollars for the  che(,ues or certificates of deposit of un- lleu ot the Certificate of Title Issued to "'"'; ,„„'„. „. nnv .„,„,.. „., ..,„„.
due 'a'fllment of the contract.                  successful tenderers will be returned to CnarleB Richard Stewart nn the 24th day _ ,™e. '^f.L01  an>  lmaer not "
Tenders will not bo considered unless  them up0„ the execution of the ocntract. of Jun6i  1909i aml numl,ered 20683  C, sarily accepted.                    .„.,,,„
made out on the forms supplied, signed      Th   auccessful tenderer shall further- whlcll has been i0Hl, H. R. McMILLAN,
with  the actual signature of the ten-  more (urni8h an accepted bank cheque Dated at  Land  Registry Office, Vic- chlef Forester.
derer,  and enclosed   .n   the   envelopes        certificate of deposit on a chartered lor|a Bc„ this 10th dav of March, 1913. Forest Branch,
business men.   He is
genee, and of great organizing ability.
Such talents brought to bear upon the problem of how best to
develop the great mining industry of tho Dominion could not fail to
achieve pronounced results. Mr. Borden would strengthen his Ministry in a marked degree and would secure a singularly capable head
of the new Department if he decided to act on the advice tendered by
the representative Mining Institute of the Dominion and appointed
Mr. B. F. Green Minister of Mines.
sJiK iStled°r a"y tender "°l neMS- SS 'hi SSSSaSrW.fig^SrtS. to?
accepted. the sum o^one^ousand^oUars for the  mar
_    _ ■?u_),.    2.0r,ks EnS|neer*      Tenders will not be considered unless *	
Department of Public Works made out on the forms supplied, signed
Victoria, B, C, 26th March, 1918. wlth the actual  signature of the ten-
aP 5 aP 26 derer, and enclosed   in   the   envelopes
——■■■■■■■—*-■.■■■■■■■■■—■....—■.■■—■■■■■——.■■—.■■■■■■—..^— furnished.
LAND BEOISTBY AOT J$ XVed" a"y ^^ "^ "^^
IN THE MATTER of. an anpllcation PuJilc^rks^Seer.
S. Y. WOOTTON, ' Department of Lands,
Registrar-General of Titles. Victoria, B.C.. »'■"■   « 14th, "i'*
ap 19  mar 22 ap 12 |
Victorin, B. C,
        .         _ _      .X^8ho,CK?ea^rb?e( Title' STttftE ^!":tmentJ.f„Pubnc Works
T .	
IHE animal meeting of tlio Brit- cent of the world's output of nickel tmcate'of'l'ndefeasi'bi'e' Title to"i.of 41
ni. Mining and Smelting Co. comes from the Sudbury district. Here Bta*n«, fgSftfiSS. "Sf ^Ji'JtV "SS «p'»
' ' '       ' '    * '-*1        *'    ,L*   *-    < .*   "1     -Plnnb   an    f,r   T.nl   11_    Mnn   	
26th March, 1913.
on the eontiiicnt. 	
■pects to have over 2,(100 men on
payroll within two V1-'*'1'*'    The '
provementsduringaiepas^earlu ,g . ^^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^
Tliis sum is exelu- of armour plate, and it has been sua
uu    «_.„   P.limr Dewdncv pres ded,    ret roasted ill open air heaps to ex-     notice is hereby given
Hhe Hon. Mgar uewuin.,v  pi<==   s,n,,ll.„|  ini,, „  tention at the expiration of
1 _.nt»*_ Hint development work has pel sulphur and then smclled 11110 a th   (rom ,he flrst    	
and states mat oevwui" . ,   .       j A    ,.„„,  hereof to issue fresh Certificates of Title  i%  acres of Section 9, Esquimalt Dis*
iirocressed so rapidly during tbe past mailt 01   iu.ku aim uuj \s_.       g neu rf .h< Certlfl_ates otTitle Issued lr|ct.  Notice Is hereby given of my ln-
P      11   . )!,_. mliio can now be classed deal ot (Ins matte is slopped to Wales t0 Mtrei Coah, V|Z: for above Lot 42, tention at the expiration of one calendar
year that the '»» ^."Jl™   mincs f(„. „„„, Bepal.ation of thc metals. The  Block 4. a Certificate. of^lndefeaslbie month from the first .Eub.lcation.hereof
as one or        g     ^^ company ex- balance of nickel produced   in   the
its world nearly nil comes   from   Caledonia, but the Ontario deposit is sa-
ear have parlor both in quantity and extent
cost over $1,000,000, and the work
£rf £S000«d h)U,e"pu,- gestcd more than once that Canathj by
BVeotaoouiT     > limi(i   r i)s (ll|(    ,  ,„ ,.„,.„  Bt-it.im
Clm'e/el^ms   All 1st war's prolits woaltl  exercise  a  very potent   iulla-
l^vTtenTinvestlfin mining and ence on the peace of the world,
ntber   development.     The   improve- x
ments include new stores, dwellings pRANBY smelter treated   24,0.2
fnr the men, new mills  and   power VJ tons of ore during tho week ond-
■olant   and a railway up the moiin- i„g  March  21st,  24,784  Ions  being
tain to the portal of a tunnel a mile from tbe Granby mutes and 188 Ions
lmc which will be completed with the being custom nre.   The shipments of
Lvine of another three hundred feci, blister copper during tho same week
ailwav  will  supersede   the were 435,000 pounds.    Fnr llie year
tu dale—January  1
IN THE MATTER of an application
for a fresh Certificate of Title to the
North West 14 of Section 10 and the
North East 14 of Section 11, Denman
Island, Nanaimo District.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention at the expiration of one calendar
month from the first publication hereof
"•_-_vr.ir.i-i lo issue a fresh Certfflcate of Title in
■NOUL1*" lleu of the Certificate of Title issued to
..    _. Notice is herebv given that meetings   *'ohn   Plkett  on   the   2nd  day  of  May,
IN THE MATTER of an application   of (|,„ Provincial'Agricultural Commls-   1894,  and numbered  18076A, which has
— * -    -  l«,en  iQBt,
Dated at Land Registry Office. Victoria, B.C., this 6th day of March, 1913.
p.m., Agricultural Hall, Registrar Qeneral of Titles.
Ganges Harbour—April llth, 2.30 p.m.;  """' IB A[""n  12
April 10, 10 a.m.; Agricultural Hall. ___
Nanaimo—April llth, 10 a.m. and 2.30
p.m.. City Hall.
Parksville—April 12th, 10 a.m., Agricultural Hall.
Alberni—April 15th. 10 a.m. and 2.30
of my in- "»» »»»»™T A0*
one cnlen- m*   ______  __*.___ _i_n  ui  *»« "rs"*-"*•£■*'"'•_   01   iue i-rovinciai Agricultural v-uininis-   *—■>   —7
publication for a fresh Certificate of Tltle_ to Part  a|„„ w*n b0 held ot tho following places:  been lost.
._.,.._ . _   ..      .«..._         __      saanichton—April 7th, 10 a.m. und 2.30
p.m., Agricultural Hall.
Metchosin—April Sth, 10 a.m., nnd 2.30
TlTffoii'the mhoTjuli^"l9lirNo!"8i2B. to^Bs'ue'a^resh Certificate" of Title is*
and for said Lot 21, Block 30, a Certifl- gued to Lizzie Denham Chandler on the
cnte of Absolute Fee on the 25th of Au- ■< jth dav of November, 1910, and nuin-
gust,  lllll, nnd No. 1045P, which have t,ered 24373C, which has been lost,
been lost. Dated at Land Registry Office, Vic-
Dated at Land Registry Office, Vic- to,.*a   British Columbia, this 27th  day
toria, B. C, this 26th day of March, 1913. 0f Maroh.  1913.
Registrar General of Titles. Registrar General  of THles,
mar 29                                              ap 19 mar 29
District of Cowichan.
ap 19   p.m.; April 16th, 10 n.m., Courthouse.
TAKE  Notice that the Mayne Island I
Shale Brick Co., Ltd., of Victoria,. B.C.,
Enormous ore
lower aerial tramway
bodies have been proven up and crosscut
Granby lias treated a total of 27.1,708
.        , tons of ore, 271,184 Ions beiug from
andthc tonnage in sight runs lulu (i|.miliy 1||im,s  ,,,„•  ,_)(iu |(lns  (mm
During llic same
millions of dollars in  values, whieh olhoi-  properties,
',,i„|,cr than those originally ob- period the shipments of blister copper
arc highti  man 1 1 were 5,871,245 pounds,
tained. The ore is being treated In
an English oil process, which has ac
'     pliihed wonderful results sn.ee .1
iihiuil liis IV
ie dav.
ATTENTION has 1 n attracted to
(lie wonderful mineral wealth of
Ontario by lho reported purchase by
lhe Rothschilds of nickel lands in Ihat
It is generally known (linl 00 per stairs
ahvays   boasting
lends among lin*
"Do ynu know?" he snid t
I dined al  the Marquis of 's
ie night recently, and wns surprised
lind thai no lish was served."
"Probably they'd eaten il all up-
replied lite friend quietly.
I40fc IR0AD ST
Gorge View Park
Offers Ideal Opportunities to the one who wants a
real Homesite.
A Soutii Slope, witb improved Boulevards and other improvements, including n beautiful 2Yo acre Central Park. All of
Block S is on tbe Waterfront, witb a delightful Peasure Beach.
No other location has all Water Eights. Five Houses, costing
from $5,000 to $S,000, now erected.
Courteniiy-—April nth and 18th, 10 occupation manufacturers, intends to
a.m., and 2.30 p.m. of both dnys, Art!- apply for permission to purchase the
cultural  Hall. following   described    landa:—The   fore
shore   in   Bennett   Bay,   Mayne   Tsland.
Duncnn—April 21st and 22nd, 10 a.m.
and 2.30 p.m. of both days, Court-house.
Tho Commission will hear evidence on
all matters affecting agricultural conditions In tho Province. All persons interested aro Invited to bo present.
C.   B.   Christensen,
mar 22
For a Licence to Tata and Vie Water.
NOTICB is hereby given that I, James
Todd, of Cedar Hill, Victoria District,
will apply for a license to taken and
use ten thousand gallons of water per
day out of a spring on my property
known as Section Eighty-six, Victoria
District, which flows in a north-easterly
direction through my said property, and
empties into a ditch near by. Tho water
will be used  for  domestic and irriga
commencing at a post planted at high
water mark BOO feet south ef the southeast corner of the north-east fractional
quarter   of   Section   fl,   Mayne   Island,
thence    East    Astronomical    400    feet,
thenco    North  Astronomical  1320 feet,
thence West Astronomical GOO feet more
or less, to high water mark, thence fol-i
lowing high water mark ln a southerly!
io   direction 1320 feet, more or less to pointl
ap 1J   of   commencement    and    containing   Hi
acres moro or less. ■
BRICK   CO..   LTD. '
Alfred Carmichael, Agent.
February 6th. 1A13.
mar 8
may 31
District  of  Renfrew.
TAKE notice that James Cartmel,- of
tioii pirpoYeT, "on the Iana described "a* ^'°Htn' nl£'torDTmi°*-Uo!r^ri0aS;
parU of Section, 86, SO and 112, Victoria ^olwlK* deLE".andn.-Com-
• mencing  at  a  post  planted   about  flve
This notice was posted on the ground chains more or less from the S.W. cor-
on  tim  17th day of  March,  1D18.    The ner P°"t of Indian Reserve No. Ifi, and
application will he filed In the office of i"   a   S.W.   direction   therefrom,   thence
the Water Recorder at Victoria (Pnrila- enst  to the S.E.  corner  post of Indian
mont Buildings). Reserve No.  IB,  thence south  about 40
chains to the boundary line of Lot 69,
Objections may bo filed with tlie said thence west to the Nitinat River, thence
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller following  the  shore  line  of  the  river
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, to the point of commencement, contain-
Vlctnrln, B. C.
ap.  19
ing 240' acres, more or less.
Dated,  February  Bth,  1913.
fob. IB ap. 12 Victoria, B.C., April 12, 1913
Page Eleven
Sports   of   All   Sorts
IT IS a question whether Manager
Lionel Yorke will be able to bring
mt, with him to the Const without
difficulty the twelve men whom he
hns selected to represent Victorin this
I .summer in professional lacrosse. In
n  wire  to Mr. John Virtue of this
I eity ho stilted Hint he hnd the men
picked nil right, but thnt he preferred
not to give away lhe names until they
bail been actually signed up. Tlieir
capture wus made thc easier owing
to the fnct that tbe Big Four League
lind decided not to enlarge its circuit;
otherwise Mr. Yorke's tusk would
.have been more difficult. Even now
there is nu indication that lie may
have trouble before he gets his team
actually on the way to Hie Const, nnd
I hough professional lacrosse is practically assured Victoria for the coming season, it is just us well uot to
| be too sure of the personnel of the
The season is to open on Muy 17th,
and the Victoria Club may reckon
ou hnving sixteen players at least,
four will bo obtained from Hie Coast
in addition to the twelve coming from
I tlie East. New Westminster, Vancouver and the home city will each
be called on to give at least one
player, nnd it is exepcted thut the
whole team will have two or three
weeks' practice on the Oak Bay
grounds before the uctuul opening of
[the season.
The prospects for   Victoria   look
| bright. Manager Yorke is optimistic
nnd unless something very unexpected crops up there is little doubt Hint
Victoria will be in the running for
j the championship front tho start.
INTEREST in nthlelic circles is
centering in the selection of the
I University representatives who will
compete in the International spurts
to be held at Cambridge, Muss., curly
1 in June next. The British authori-
| iies feel confident Hint they hnvo winners in D. Gordon Davies, Cantab.:
A. N. S. Jackson, Oxon., and H. S. 0.
Asliington, Cantab. Jackson, ns readers will remember, was the crack
miler in the recent Olympic sports
at Stockholm; Davies is expected to
■win the 100 nnd -J40 yards, whilst
Asliington is a likely victor in the
hurdles. Amongst olher likely con-
testnnts from the British institutions
is one who i*- nn American by birth
and earlier education. Will Ziogler,
who won llie hammer throwing nnd
shot putting at the recent intor-
fVarsity sports, is n Rhodes scholar
nnd hails from the University of town.
IOlR Thomas Lipton, whose induinit-
O able efforts to move Hie America
Cup from its resting place in the Now
York  Vncbl  Club hnve aroused  lhe
admiration of the world, has sent
another challenge to the holders. The
cable containing the challenge, which
was sent through Hie medium of the
Royal Ulster Yacht Club, reads ns
"I have the honor to inform you
that the Royal Ulster Yacht Club has
{received tho following conui'jiiniciv
lion from Sir Thomas Lipton: 'Although our opinions differ from those
of the New York Yncht Club as to
the meaning of deed of gift, in the
interests of yachting, and with a
view to eliminating any possible
source of discord. I shall be glad if
you will inform the New York Yncht
Club that I withdraw all stipulations
as to the size of the yacht defending lhe America Cup and I look forward to a good race with my 75 footer in 1014.—(Signed) Thomas J. Lipton.'
"We have the greatest pleasure,"
Ibe cable continues, "in transmitting
the foregoing and trust that the New
York Yacht Club will share the view
of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club thai
Sir Thomas Lipton has solved the
difficulty in satisfactory manner. By
separate cablegram I am sending the
formal challenge.—(Signed) E. B.
Patterson, Honorary Secretary."
Iu sending this cable Sir Thomas
remarked that by going so far to
meet the wishes of the New York
Yacht Club, he has made it impossible for the latter to refuse the challenge. The new challenger is to be
designed by Mr. Charles E. Nicholson,
who expects to launch I lie yacht in
April of next year.
*y HE following notes taken from
* "Cricket," with reference to
the decline of public interest in first-
olnss cricket, will not be without interest to ninny Old Country cricketers
who will soon be indulging in thei?
favorite game in British  Columbin:
Two prominent Lancastrians, Mr.
A. C. Steel, K.C, ami Mr. Edward
Roper, havc spoken out with no uncertain voices on the subject of what
is at the root of the decline of public interest in first-class cricket.
"That vile legging," ns one whose
hand is now still in donth used to
write of it in the columns of this
paper—Hint is what is wrong, they
sny. I cannot believe that this is
the only thing; but I believe that
lho present-day batting mode is responsible for much.
"All lhe grace und bounty of the
batsman's art are lost when the foot
begin to shuffle in front of the
wicket as the bull lenves lhe bowler's
hand," snys Mr. Steel in The Daily
Mail. "'Most of tlie greal players of
today do it. Why they do so f cannot Ihink. as lhey can, if lhey wish.
drive to on tir off, und cut us well ns
lhe best of tlie pnst. Often the bnts-
ninii faces the bowler full face, and
simply hangs out his bat in front of
him. No stroke can be made when
in this position. The half-volley is
left unscored off—occasionally a
snick to leg is made of nn off ball—
and altogether the position is tin-
cricketlike. And, unfortunately, all
the young professionals trying to earn
a place in tlieir county teams imitate
this wretched style. It has spoilt the
Mr. Steel's remedy would be to alter the I.b.w. rule to read: "Where
ever the ball pitches, if the leg obstructs it on its course to the wicket,
the obstructing batsman shall be out."
This is drastic; but an opinion expressed by A. G*. Steel is not to be
dismissed lightly. It is not unfair
to point out, however, that twelve
years ago Mr. Steel was one of the
most determined objectors to au alteration in the l.b.w. rule.
Another contributor to Thc Daily
Mail on the vexed question is Mr.
H. K. Foster, who believes that the
"slipshod, uupunctual, and lazy
habits thnt have been encouraged by
some county captains" have disgusted the public. H. K. considers that
counties should be nllowed to piny
two-day instend of three-day mutches
if they choose, with a minimum of
seven hours per day in the former
ense; Unit ench side should play at
least four amateurs in every match;
Ihnl officers on joining their regiments should immediately be eligible
for the county with which the regiment is territorially associated; that
amateurs not born in England nnd
not resident in a county possessing n
club should be nllowed to choose u
county to play for; Hint each county
should play each of the olhers (be
favours to some extent the notion of
promotion and relegation annually,
which can only he managed by having two divisions, closely linked and
approximating in organization to one
another); that points for a win outright should be increased in proportion to those for a win on the first
innings (thc points now are five and
throe respectively); and that the covering of the wicket should be given n
One has genuine pleasure in rending so well-considered nnd reasonable
a statement of views by a player
whom every one honors. No one ever
plnyed the groat gnme in u higher
spirit of knightly chivalry than II.
K. He was ever willing to take risks;
he would rather make concessions
than nsk them; und I think that if
there were more liko him we should
not hnvo to bewnil Ihe loss of cricket's
charm to lhe crowd.
A String of Pearls
|Written Specially For The Week by
1—J nrouutl his room reflectively. On
nil shies were boxes, packing-cases,
in tl sundry articles neatly labelled
nml scaled, for the regiment wus going on a frontier expedition, nnd—
.veil, one never knows. If he didn't
•ome bnck liis possessions wcre in or-
ler, nnd his instructions regarding
hem in a sealed packet deposited
villi a friend.
Sealing himself upon one of the
lioxes ho pulled tin open letter from
lis pocket nnd rend it for the fiftieth
ime. As ho rend a hnrd line grew
bout his mouth, und his fingers
hitched the paper ns if to tear it.
'he letter ran:—
'My dear sun,—I must absolulely
eoline lo send you the sum you name,
iliit-h I consider is outrageous. I. can
nly Ihink you are keeping something
rom me, ns I fnil to see how you
ould have reasonable and honourable
ebls to the amount you mention. Tlio.
act of changing your regiment twice
ml have involved you so badly ns
assert, in spite of expenses for
ICit, etc., etc. I note you say much
f this expenditure could have been
voided had you possessed nny knowl-
dge of life in India, but 1 would round you Hint every mnn must  buy
liis experience. As a. subaltern, I
inniingctl very differently, nnd my people would hnve been astounded hnd I
required of them the assistance you
now demand from me. You must
manage in future on your pny und allowance, which under no circumstances shnll I increase, nntl get out
of debt as sou ns possible. I have no
intention of doing nnything further
for you "
Rereshy looked up nntl gave u short
laugh. Crushing lhe letler into a ball,
he rammed it into his pocket, and
drawing forth a fountain pen prepared to send a reply. What he wrote
wns very brief nntl to Ihe point.
"My dear father," it ran, "I'm
sorry you think I've heen plunging
antl that the total of my liabilities
litis caused you sucli consternation. As
you still persist in thinking the India of today Hie snme as when you
were n subaltern, over forty yenrs
ngo, there is nothing more to he snid,
though nny mini who knows will tell
you it costs twice as much fo live
nowadays. However, by this time you
will hnve henrd Ihul Ihe regiment is
ordered out, and if a stray bullet
should find me I presume you would
Ihen see lo the settlement of my affairs? Ifl come back safely, I'll .lo
my best lo put matters straight, and
if I find tliis impossible, I shnll semi
in ray papers "
This he signed, and plncing il in an
envelope, sealed und addressed il, giving il lo liis bearer lo mail, nntl within
tlle hour wns riding out of cantonments wilh his regiment.
•Night had fallen on the field, and
iho spill ing nf bullets lind gradually
died down until they ceased altogether, Behind a stockade, wi.n burnt
nnd blackened fitces, sut two men,
tlieir still hot rifles on the ground
beside them. The elder wns Captain
Somers, und bis companion our friend
Rereshy. Somers unhitched his water-
bottle, and took u long draught of
the water il contained. To rigid nml
left of them, beneath llic shelter of
lhe slocktttle, other forms could be
seen in various attitudes of fatigue,
their huddled forms laking on grotesque shapes iu the uncertain gloom.
The night wns sliding hot, nud both
men divested themselves of their
cartridge-belts nml coals. As Somers
pulled his from his shoulders, a
leather wnllel dropped from an inside pocket nntl fell, open al Rereshy's feet.
Tlie subaltern stooped lo pick it up,
ami ns lie look if in bis hand liis lingers closed on lhe end of a string of
pearls whioh hung from one side.
Somewhat startled, he uttered an exclamation.
Somers laughed in u confused wny
as lie look Ihe wallet, ami proceeded
lo replace llie jewels seen rely in the
pookel from which they hnd fullen.
"I expect you're wondering what
mi earth I 'in currying n thing like
ihis nl I  for," he saiil as Reresby
looked at him in surprise. "It belonged to my deud wife. I gave it
to her on our wedding-day, and she
never went without it, even wearing
it beneath her dress in the day-time.''
His voice grew a trifle husky as he
'unibled with the case, presently putting it back into the pocket of his
"When she died I couldn't purt
with it, though I suppose I'm a fool
lo enrry it aboul."
Ho seated himself once ngnin and
Reresby wus silent a moment, feeling
e had stumbled on n sacred episode
in a man's life, and from sheer in-
ability to think of anything else tn
sny, lamely remarked,
"1 suppose they're very valuable?
It would be a pity if some damned
native got hold of them."
"They're wortli about two thousand pounds, hut I don't think any of
those fellows would know the value
of them. Probably they'd only take
them for beads."
"They're very fond of bends, nil
the same."
"Well, they'd never find 'em unless I wcre done for—and ill Hint
case I don't think I mind."
The tone surprised Reresby, lo
whom the silent, reserved mau had
always been something of a mystery. He was silent for awhile, and
when he spoke again it was with a
trace of bitterness in his voice.
"I wonder if there are more than
two of us here who don't cure if a
bullet comes our way?"
Somers, before answering, tried to
rend his companion's fnce in the pale
light of a rising moon.
"Who do you mean?" lie said.
"Not youi-self?"
"Y'es—myself. Y'ou don't kuow
how it would simplify things."
"So we Ihink, but I often wonder
if it would. Knowing life is difficult;
it is easy to imagine death the one
simple way of deciding everything.
It is nowhere easier than here; A
step too tunny the other side of this
in the light of day—and one would
know all tliere was to know. Yet I
hold the mnn who seeks death the
worst of cowards. Because life has
lost its sweetness for some of us, it's
no excuse for giving up. A man's
part is to go through with it."
He broke off suddenly and turned
lo Reresby.
"But what's up, Reresby? Can I
help you?   Tell me."
Reresby shifted his position slightly, and sat with his hands clasped
about his knees. He spoke hurriedly
not looking toward his Captain.
"Oh, every fellow's grouch ut some
time, I suppose. Mj flnnnces nre in
a devil of n mess, and the governor
won't lend tne n blind to put 'em
Somers laughed lightly, but not unkindly. "Ootid Lord, is thnl nil? My
denr fellow, you're ill India, whore the
long-suffering patience nf the native
is proverbial. Why worry? Things
can't be so bad they won't mend."
"They're so bad that when this
show is over I shall have to send in
my papers."
"Oh, nonsense! Why you're only
in your third yenr. You can't have
debts enough in the time you've been
nut to make that necessary."
"I only know that I enn't remain
in the service if the governor doesn't
change his mind nntl give mo n lift
now. He hasn't a notion of a fellow's
expenses nowadays and is nhvnys
talking about what be used to manage on. I've told him it's not a bit
the same."
The conversation went nlong in
desultory fnshion until bolli gradually
dozed off, hi. head pillowed on his
rolled-np conl, while u tree-frog
croaked in n near-by swamp, antl Iho
moon out-lined dimly their dark, outstretched forms, nnd sent a shnfl of
glittering light from nlong lho sloel
barrel of their rifles.
Tn the morning lhe attack wns renewed, nnd from out the hiss of bullets ond crackle of tiro. Hie order wns
given to storm the enemy's defences.
Tu the rush which ensued, Reresby
saw Somers full, nnd instantly turn-
oil buck nntl run to his side. Laying
down his ritle, he dragged the inanimate form of his Captain to his knees
nnd with nn effort got him hoisted
across his back. Raising himself to
his fool, ho mado off at n trot for the
stockade a hundred ynrds nwny. The
bullets fell nround him with n sputtering insistency as ho stumbled
nlong. but he was conscious only of
one thing. A cluster of hard objects
pressing into his shoulder through t! o
Hiin khnrki lunic ho wore. How they
pierced his flesh wilh n painful sharpness! . . . Whnt could it. he? . . .
Good Hoavons! T tvns lhe string <,('
Reaching llie shelter of tlie stockade, Rereshy laid down his burden,
and kneeling, opened tho tunic to lay
iiis band over lho heart and know if
Somers still lived.    He could fool nn
single throb.   Stooping, be lisl I
intently, but the din of tiring nntl his
own excitement made il difficult lo
bear anything. Somers appeared I"
bo lifeless.   Suddenly his hand came
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in contact with  the leathern wallet
and he remembered what it contained.
He had one vision of the jewels as
he liad seen them the night before,
pale as the young moon which had
illumined them. Had they but been
his, no debts need have troubled him.
As he looked on the white set face of
Somers an overwhelming temptation
ussniled him, and his brain reeled. A
minute of suspense went by, then
quickly thrusting his hand into the
pocket, he withdrew the ense and its
precious contents, transferring it to
his own. A moment Inter he was running back to tlie spot where he had
left his rifle, and seizing it, rejoined
his comrades in front of the enemy's
The light was over. The rebellions
natives had been at tight a lesson they
were not likely lo forget, and the
forces had been withdrawn into cunip
not fnr off. Reresby was on his wny
lo the temporary hospital, a cluster of
tents away from the immediate vicinity of the cnmp nud its noise. His
heart was heavy, and a certain object in Hie pocket nearest it, had a lot
to do with his present frame of mind.
Seeking out the surgeon he asked
to be taken to Captain Somers. whom
he knew now wus not mortally hurt,
and an Orderly wns sent to show him
Ihe wny.
Somers was lying on his back, in a
lillie tent in tile midst of llie others,
his face lit by the glow of it setting
sun thnt streamed through Hie open
(ly. At sight of Reresby a smile of
welcome lighted up bis features, nnd
signing to his servant to leave them
alone, hc extended his hand to the
"Old fellow," he said, "I've been
looking for you. Do you know lho
Colonel bus recommended vou for the
V. C.?"
Reresby shook lho proffered hand,
uud sat down beside the bed. He
turned his gaze nwny from Somers,
nnd looked out iinseeingly nt the sun-
lil ground.
"I wish ho hadn't," ho suit! huskily. "I'd give anything to escape
"Nonsense, mnn. 1 ou ve earned ii,
—No out! bel lor."
Reresby sal a moment twining his
lingers nervously, then suddenly buried his fnce iu his hnnds.
Somers snid nothing, tie waited
for wliul   he know now  was coining.
Rereshy slraigbtoned himself, and
thrusting his  hand   into  tlie  breast
I kel of liis conl. he pulled out the
leather wnllel and laid il on Hie lied.
"II can't bo Hint you haven't missed il," be snid, hoarsely. "And now
yon know what 1 nm. Now' you know
why i enn't lnke Hie V. C. , , . ll
would only remind me ull my lifo of
Ibe rotlenesi  Ihiug I've ever done!"
"One would think you were sorry
for having saved my life," snid Somers, softly, with a smile.
"I'd do it ngnin   if    I    hnd   Hit!
chance,   It's not thai Don't you
see/ .... I .... I TOOK this fi i
from you when .... when . . . ."
"Of course you did. Hadll'l you
snid only lho night before liml it
would he n pity if a unlive over got
hold of ll i.'"
Seiner's voice wus quiet, nntl he refrained from looking ul Iho hoy beside Ibe bed. but lingered (lie corners
of iho sol'i leather wnllel on the sheet
beside him.
Reresby raised liis head anil looked al him blankly. Soiner's face was
"Thnl 'i mil why I ili.l il lib.
don'i misunderstand I .... Can't you
"Look here," he snid, "don't contradict a sick man. It isn't—cricket.
I know all there is to know. When
yon laid me down there behind the
stockade you thought it might bc looted, and so you took charge of it for
me. I can't be sufficiently grateful
to you. And you saved my life, and
somehow—now—I want to live. You
saved my life, old  man—that's the
bond between ns You needn't
sny another word."
But Reresby had slipped to his
knees beside the bed, and his head
was buried in the clothes, while his
shoulders heaved convulsievly. Somers didn 't let go his hand, but he just
pressed it the way men do, and the
pressure was returned with a grip
that made him wince.
Whether the prospect of a stray
bullet finding out his sou had softened
the heart of Reresby Senior, I don't
know, but when his son returned to
cantonments he found a letter awaiting him which settled the question of
his debts finally, and also gave him
some information concerning a lndy of
Reresby's acquaintance.
However, whether there is a doubt
about the first or not, there is none
Hint the latter was responsible for a
certain paragraph in the Military In-
telilgence column of the station's
daily paper, to the elfect that Lieutenant Reresby, V.O., had gone home on
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IN a commercial sense it is not too
much to say thai all eyes are turned towards the Orient. Much has
been said of the awakening of China
from a sleep of centuries, and much
is expected from the evidences of development wliieh are cropping up in
every direction. Just how long* it
may take the stolid Chinaman to become a factor in the world's trade
may be a matter of conjecture, bu!
his commercial instinct may be trusted to assert itself, and wilh the teeming population of thc country it is
certain that in Ihe not distant future
the Chinese market will be an objective for all the great manufacturing nations.
The other Oriental nation whioh is
now claiming such a large shnre of
attention throughout the world,
Japan, is developing its trade antl
commerce literally by leaps and
bounds. Since the Russo-Japanese
war, Japan has been regarded not only
as n world power, but as a progressive, commercial and industrial country. Its programme is an ambitious
one; its attitude always progressive
and even aggressive. It is especially
keen on developing its industrial possibilities. The trade returns have
shown enormous increases year by
year and the latest returns to hand
are even more significant than nny
that have gone before. For instance,
the trade returns for January, 1913,
(foreign)  show a total  turn-over of
to Japan at present, but the trade is
nothing compared with what it might
and should be. On tliis side wc want
better transportation facilities and
grain elevators. These are all on the
way. The construction of thc C. N. It.
and the (I. T. P, to the Coast with
minimum grades and the expenditure
of $80,000,000 by the C. P. R. to improve their grades antl to double-
track the system I'roiii the Prairies to
the Pacific Const, all indicate the cou-
vit'lioit of the railway companies that
the congested traffic of the Prairies
eau only be relieved by this route.
The project for tlie erection of elevators has been tnken up by the Boards
of Trade in Victoria nnd Vancouver;
has been ventilated before the Grain
Commissioners and is being forced on
the attention of the Federal and Provincial Governments.
Meanwhile among the many private enterprises which have tnken preliminary steps looking to future development in this line of business,
one of the most promising is thnt
initiated by Mi*. Arthur E. Hepburn,
of Vancouver, a gentleman who for
some years has been identified with
the development of the Province and
who has influential financial backers
in London. Mr. Hepburn has been
communicating with the Japanese
Consul al, Vancouver, Mr. Ynda, and
with his assistance and influence
hopes to perfect arrangements in
Jnpun for securing the control of a
large market which would justify the
establishment of milling nud elevator
facilities in British Columbia. If the
market can be secured and long time
contracts entered into, Mr. Hepburn
is assured of all tiie financial backing required. He leaves for London
next week and during his absence expects to settle the preliminaries of
this important enterprise which bids
fair to be launched under favourable
who punctuated the address through-
■^   out with enthusiastic "hear, bear's."
$50,141,173, ns against $38,833,069 for
January, 1012. The exports totalled
$23,992,074, being an increase of $7,-
259,640 for the month. Of this amount
manufactured yarns were responsible
for $2,347,957 and raw silk $782,208.
Cotton cloth exports valued $467,-
236 and copper $528,833. The imports for the month of January totaled $27,144,099, being an increase of
It is very instructive to compare
the imports with the exports; lhe
figures show that the latter have nearly reached the amount of the former
nnd that the ratio of increase of exports is nearly double that of tho imports. This proves that Japan is endeavoring as far as possible to supply her own requirements; it also
proves bow large a market there is
for such articles us she cannot produce herself. For January, 1913, the
excess of imports over exports reached the respectable figure of $4,147,-
025. Among Ihe imported articles
were petroleum, $545,168; machinery,
$377,441; miscellaneous manufactures, $466,059.
It may be interesting for a moment
to compare the trade returns for the
chief importing countries fronting
upon the Pacilic, taking them in the
order of magnitude of Iheir imports
in the latest available years: Australia, $326,000,000; China, $314,000,000;
Japan, $255,000,000; Strait Settlements, $226,000,000; Hongkong, $180,-
000,000; Dutch Enst Indies, $127,-
000,000; Chili, $127,009,000; United
States (Pacific Const ports), $125,-
009,000; New Zcnland, $95,000,000;
Philippines, $55,909,000; French In-
do-Chino, $37,000,909; Siam, $27,-
1100,090; Peru. $24,000,090; Bolivia,
$23,000,000; Korea, $'29,900,000; Pacilic Coast of Canada, $20,900,099;
Ecuador, $8,999,990; Colombia. $5,-
From these returns il will be seen
Hint British Columbia, which alone
represents Western Canada is really
on lhe bottom rung of lhe ladder. The
Week hopes lo publish in ils next issue the export figures for the same
countries, whieh will show greutly in
our   favour,  bill   all    those    figures
strengthen    the t viclion  Ihnl. the
possibilities of a huge Oriental trade
nre grent, anil I bal we should liml a
market in China nud Japan not only
for our raw prodiiots of lumber nml
mineral, bill also I'm* grain ami Hour.
This latter dopnrtmonl   is  r iv-
j„,r special ut tenl ion ut Hie presoill
time. Quit'' ■< considerable quantity
,,C |||,,s,' (!, nodities is being shipped
I looked out ns the dusk fell on the
prairie waste and witle;
There was no dog Ihnl  barked there
nor any tree Hull sighed;
Silence, nnd nought but silence, wns
there on every hand,
But   for lhe lone wind  blowing over
the lone laud.
Hut for lhe voice ol: desolate places,
wandering by
Mel ween tiie vasl nml empty earth
and the star-sown sky;
From the wrinkled flanks ol' the mountains where Ihe eagle rears her
And screams from her wild eyrie lo
Ihe barren solitude.
Bui  for lhe voice   of   the   ramparts
where husten down alone
Coltl nml unforded rivers llowing lo
sens unknown,
Antl Ibe lnsl ranges where   never   n
white man's fool  hus trod.
And bikes in deep hill hollows look
lonely up lo God.
But for the ancient  burthen of lhe
long uncounted yenrs
In sheer untravelled gorges where the
waiting echo hears
Only Ihe cougar hunting by night and
Ibe eagle's cry,
And the lone wind blowing tinder Ihe
lone skv.
It is quite probable thnt though
mnny ladies in Victoria have i -'ittl
much nbout Beauty Parlours, they
have never .been inside one. It is
still more probable that very many
nre quite unaware that there is n
first-class establishment of this kind
operating right in tlieir midst. At
725 Yates Street Mrs. Cook and Mrs.
Walton, who hnve tnken over the
Paris Millinery Co., huve opened it
Beauty Parlour in connection with
Iheir millinery department nnd hnve
been combining the two businesses
with groat success for lhe pnst two
months. There is a first cl uss manicuring department for ladies and gentlemen, anil for thc former there are
shampooing and hairtlressing experts
iu constant attendance, A visit to
this up-to-date establishmenl is one
of those things which are "well worth
Bv the Hornet
Thnl according i*i some ":'t*.r"
correspondent in The Times, everything Tlie Week does is reprehensible.
#    •
Thnt there is more I bun a suspicion
that "muterfamilias" was lhe lady
who look n midnight walk nml wns
a     «
That probably she bad lo settle nc-
c'ounts with her husband, which nc-
cottnts for her pique.
a     a
That in spite of a few ladies who
will persist in strolling around at
midnight the streets of Vietoria nre
still safer for men than those of any
other city in the Wesl.
Thnt all amateur detectives do not
possess the skill of Sherlock Holmes,
who in his worst breaks was never
clumsy enough to Cook bis own
a     a
That Ihis is the third case in one
week of a lady being followed into
her own home—one sleuth of this
breed was cleverly trapped in a well-
known boarding house.
That if this sort of tiling goes on
Vietoria will earn a reputation as a
eity of male  street-walkers.
*     a
That however unpalatable lhe criticism of The Week may have heen to
some people, it had the effect* of
funking the Mayor nnd Council reverse their decision,
a     a
Thnt Chief Luugley will now get
his full complement of officers, and
we shall breathe easily once more,
»     a
That it is a pity the authorities
enn tintl nothing better to exercise
Iheir skill on thnn the local sweepstakes.
.     a
That tliere are many forms of diversion far more objectionable which
ure running full blast in Hie city.
a      a
That The Week may yet give n
little gratuitous publicity to the preliminary work which letl up to this
Thut thc instigator, us usual, wus
a man who found Ihal the grapes
which he could not reach, were sour.
"Hinc illne luchryinae."
a     a
That the Mayor's latest vagary in
nteinpling to block the breakwater
scheme should cant him the leather
medal of the Progressive Club.
a     a
Thut it represents His Worship's
conception of a progressive A'ictoria.
a     a
Thai iu his youth he was an ardent
student of piscutology, with special
reference lo the habits of locomotion
affected by the crab.
a     a
That in applying this system to it
progressive Victorin we should reach
Hie Deluge before the Millenium,
a     a
Thnl the promptness wilh which
llie demands of the delegation lo Ottawa have been met would indicate
to nny but a perverted political mind
that Mr. (I. 11. Barnard, M.P., had
done considerable "missionary" work
in advance.
That us a mutter of fuel, he had
nil Ihe details ready awaiting llic arrival of the delegation, even including plans of Ihe proposed alterations
in the breakwater,
a    a
That it would be interesting to
know whether Alderman Cuthbert
still thinks Hint the appropriation of
$1,990 wns too much.
Thai il is a striking comment upon
Uu* value of political organizations
thai lhey placed 95 per cent of the
voters on Ibe new registration lists.
That it is not the first time that a
prophet has been sent for to curse
and has remained to bless.
a     a
That the indignation of The Victoria Times is highly amusing, when
one remembers its compliment attitude on the occasion of the Rev. .1 .A.
MacDonald delivering it political address for lhe same Canadian Club.
• a
Thai on that; occasion the reverend
editor of The Toronto Globe was conducting n campaign in favour of Reciprocity.
a      a
That he mnde no npology for giving
his address a political complexion,
nnd Thc Times loudly applauded his
a     a
Thnt it makes nil the difference
whose ox is being gored.
a     a
Thnt there is little wonder Hint the
Liberal press is not enthusiastic over
President Wilson's revision of the
That it is the second solar plexus
blow dealt to the Canadian Liberals'
espousal of Reciprocity.
a     a
Thnt it gives Cauuda for nothing all
that she would have secured by a
great sacrifice.
That if Ihis proposal is carried into
effect it will inevitably force Tariff
reductions in Cnnndn, und the sooner
lhe better.
a     a
That the action of the Automobile
Association it; condemning the use of
the "cut out" under any circumstances in Ihe streets of Victoria will
be very popular.
a      a
That it is a practical concession lo
public opinion whicn will always be
associated with Hit election of Mr.
Hinton to the presidency.
a     a
That it may not require n special
resolution, but the Automobile Association could do much to encourage
drivers lo "cut out" of the way
when a funeral procession comes
Thnt Victoria hns n locul industry
which bus not received the recognition il deserves, in the Snn Juan Mining & Manufacturing Co.
a     a
Thai this enterprise bus been struggling nlong for nearly ten yenrs Under
the energetic direction of Mr. Baird,
and is now placed on a sound fooling.
Thnt it is busy manufacturing thc
best polishes mnde in Canada in lhe
old brewery on Hend Street, and before long its success will bc reflected
in the price of the stock.
• a
That everyone is asking: whether the
"Cleopatra" films passed the censor.
If they did, it must have been on u
dark night.
a     a
That lhey come dangerously nenr
ihe limit; almost as nenr ns the amateur turn which The Week denounced.
•   »
Thai nothing coarser has been seen
ill Victorin und nothing more suggestive Hum Ihe caption thrown on the
a     a
Thnt it is very difficult to cover this
kind of offence, even with Ihe mantle
of elnssic lore.
a     a
Thnt the coarseness of Ihe pictures
was accentuated by the embonpoint
of Cleopatra, which hnd not even the
sanction of elnssic lore.
a     a
Thnl if Cleopatra had really resembled Helen Gardner, Antony would
hardly huve fallen a victim to her
wiles, ami the whole course of Roman
history would have been altered,
a     a
That it is gratifying from a public
standpoint to know that if the representative of Cleopntrn was not slim,
the houses were.
a     a
Thnl the directors of Ihe new thenl re nre preparing to let lhe contract
for lhe building, which will he commenced as soon as Ihe foundations ure
investigation nnd nlso the abandonment of the city's appeal.
That they also ought to know that
his action in this matter was very
much in the nature of Ihe payment of
nn election bet.
a     a
Thnt by this time Mr. Kermode,
who is a gentleman, is no doubt
sorry Hint he nllowed himself to be
made use of by a clever politician.
a      a
That tlle lady who writes to The
Colonist to say that there are nn
militant suffragettes in Victoria has
evidently not been introduced to thc
leader of the movement.
a     a
Thnt it. may bo true that the Victoria suffragettes are not militant but
Hint is only because lhey ure making
n virtue of a necessity.
•    a
That one of the most elementary
principles whicli some Indies hnve not
mastered, is the difference between a
suffragette and a womnn.
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April 10th, MHa. tor the supply of the
following articles, for use of the B. C.
Dredging Fleet, at Victorin, R C, for
twelve months ending March 31st. lltl-i:
Manilla   Rope;
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Ship Chandlery:
Valves and Fittings;
Paints,  Oils  and   Varnishes.
Oils.  Greases,  etc.
Steel   Castings;
Fresh Fish;
Fresh   Vegetables;
Gasoline and Conl Oil.
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quality of their several kinds and must
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the office of Wm, Henderson, Esq.. Resident Architect Vietoria, R C, at the
office of C. C. Worsfold, Esq., New
Westminster. B. C. and at the office of
the Superintendent of Dredges. Room
•10.  Postufflee .Building,  Vancouver,   B.C.
I he Department does  not  bind  Itself
to accept the lowest or anv tender
Superintendent  nf  Dredges,
.     „■.._. Vancouver,   B.  C.
April 2nd, 1_!13.
(Newspapers will not be paid for this
advertisement If they insert it without
authority from  the Department)
W 12 ap 12
Are our Agents in Victorin for
Haddington Island Stone
Mcdonald & wilson
Per \V. G. McDonald
Phone 1.4340
Wellington   Colliery
Company's Coal
1933 Oovernment St.      Phone 83
Arcade Bowling Alleys
The manager of the alleys has
arranged for two afternoons a
week for ladies desiring to
bowl, Tuesday and Thursday.
Phone 4873.
IN THE MATTER of an application
ror n fresh Certificate ut' Iiuleiciisliu,*
I tic to pint (3.7-1 ncres) of Section 27,
Victoria District.
NOTICE is hereby given of ray intention at the expiration of one calendar
month from the lirst publication hereof
to issue a fresh Certificate nf Indefeasi-
, im_ ,ln„llc" of the Certlflcate of
Indefeasible Title Issued to Richard Rnt-
,"i,Mn',y'0,',on °>? ■■"•• ''"r °f Febru-
been lost "     ,ulnillcre,l 37(l7. which has
tn5,?te.],o.,La."'.   R<»pl8try Office, Vlc-
Phone 3413     J. W. Wrlrht, __tgi.
Vancouver Island
Collection Agency
309-310-311   Hlbben-Bone  Bldg.,
Government Street, viotoria.
"lull 12
Registrar General of Titles,
mny lo
c 3097
503 Central Bldg., Victoria, B.C.
Taylor Mill Co.
All Kinds of Building Material
Lumber, Sash, Doors
Telephone 564
North Government Street
Wallpapers,   Paints, Etc., Etc.
Successor to George Brooke ft Oo. -Patrflew Building, opp. City Hall
Phone 368.
New Provincial Court
I can offer subject to previous sale or confirmation the following pro-
parties 111 this vicinity, And ul the same time poini out the extraordinary low values which have ruled here in spite of its proximity
to the centre of town, will admit, of large rises in value.
Lots 5 and S, 83 ft. on Burdette, 104 on Fenwick  $22,000
Lots !) and 3, 42.0 on Burdette, 30 on Humboldt, with uverage
dcplli of 115 feet     ago 00(|
These nre the two best buys to bo had.
A. W. Bridgman
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agent
Victoria, B.C.
1007 Government Street
"(Hi! George, denr. don't forgel lo
bring another mousetrap homo wilh
"Why, I only got you n new ono
lnsl  week."
•• Vos; linl there's u mouse ill Ihnl
Mistress: Mnry, I've found tn.v besl
silk iielliconl ill yniti* box,
Mnid: 'Ays yer. mum .' And you
Ihoughl vou 'ml losi ii!   Fancy ihnl!
Thnl il is n question whether lhe Thai lhe dumping of Ihe llrsl load
fact  Ihul  only live per cent  of the of rock in the breakwater is 11 inure
people would  register voluntarily is important occasion Hum lho turning
evidence of tho apathy of the volet* of the llrsl  sml of u  rnilwny, hul
or lhe activity of the politician. there wns no ceremony und no advertising.
Thai tho Canadian Club knew how *   *
lo tnke Chief Justice Hunter's splen- Thnl il wns the lirst step in tin en-
il'nl address ul its fnce value, even if lorpriso which preludes ihe expendi-
llio Victoria Times did mil. lure of upwards of $20,000,000 on
Victorin harbours, docks nnd wharves,
Thnl  the most gratified person in Thnl Hie public ouglil In know thnt
ihe 1   wus  Mr. M.  It. Jackson. Mayor Morley instignlcd lhe Kermode
The original non-skid Tire Ihul really does stop skidding nnd rives
extra mileage,    Le| us explain why.
Distributors for B.C,


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