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 ^ALLACE&CLARKE
.rokers and Financial Agents
Real Estate, B. C. Lands
Timber; Coal and  Iron
telephone 471
(OO Yates Street
:-    Victoria, ,B. C.
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review,
Pnbllshed at VlctcrU, B. e.
HALL,Sf WALKER
Agents
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
___
Iol. 10.   JV*
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912
Tenth Year One Dollar Per Annum
*HE   COAL   STRIKE—Latest advices indicate that the coal strike is
over and that within a few days
vhole of the. miners will have returned
J. ork.    There are several outstanding
pres of the late strike which will cause
remembered for all time as one of
nost remarkable and unique in the an-
lof industrial warfare.   The first and
impressive feature is that although a
of such gigantic proportions, involv-
Imost unprecedented privation and suf-
has been in progress for a month,
[has been no violence or disorder. This
■its   a   great   contrast   to   conditions
have frequently characterised mining
Is in the past.    Indeed, it is rare to
Ihrough such periods without violence
lloodshed.   The satisfactory conduct of
lecent strike is due to the wise, and
Irate counsels  of the   leaders  of the
Ito the more conciliatory attitude of the
byers, who have refrained from say-
Ir doing anything which would excite
lity, and to the unwearying- efforts of
\squith and his Government to find a
J media."    It is easy to see how any
Ial of the old-time spirit when capital
labour   roundly   berated   each other,
ll have led to the most disastrous re-
I but the world is moving on; masters
■nen are being educated to a higher
|ard of mutual forbearance, and to a
recognition of mutual rights.    The
of arbitrariness is being replaced by
Df conciliation.    The demagogue has
almost entirely eliminated from the
of   labour  leaders,  and  men   like
lam   Abrahams-,   Albert   Stanley and
Edwards, have long ago learned to
pe their responsibilities in the face of a
crisis.   On the other hand, the fire-
fs among the mining operators,  and
were some, have learned a salutary
In from the attitude of the Government
1 have begun to realize how near they
! drifting to State interference and pub-
Iwnership. , Indeed, the action of the
trnment, in legislatively determining the
Bple of a minimum living wage is by
the most drastic step ever taken
j constitutional Government.    This step
(together salutary.    It is in line with
ic opinion and also with the just dells of a democratic age.    The settle-
• of the minimum wage schedule in the
Irent districts is a matter of detail and
vhich presents no difficulties.   At this
it is not easy to realize how great
■isis has been met and safely passed
Itgli.   Nor how the action of the Gov-
lent has entirely altered the viewpoint
whicii all future industrial disputes
liave to be regarded.   One thing is cer-
Jand the course of wisdom demands its
1'iiition, that the inevitable trend of the
is in the direction of making labour
Ifit sharer with capital, both in a more
It manner and in a greater degree than
lofore.   This position has been reached
_: western world through the medium of
[di rate of wages, but it is even more
illustrated in the general tendency
|_very man to become his own master.
jy, we live in a democratic age.   It has
J the slowness to recognize this which
precipitated many an industrial conflict,
men  like  Sir  Christopher  Furness
Sir Alfred Hickman knew it a quarter
century or more   ago,  and   initiated
Ines for profit-sharing.    Like, alj true
rmers,< t'iey were ..in advance of the
\, but they dre now justified* of their
The result of the coal strike, while
factory in every respect, cannot be re
garded by any sane man as an incentive to
truculence. or the making of unreasonable
demands. It should deepen the sense of responsibility and confirm the conviction that
the strength of every quarrel lies in its
justice.
NOT CHESTERFIELD — An observer of the passing show—an onlooker on those transitions which
are steadily creeping over what many may
regard- as the established order of things,
social or commercial, has no lack of material in Victoria for the exercise of reflections—analytical or philosophic—on the
passing of the old order—on the vanishing
of the old style courtesies—the old fashioned charm of manner, full of high bred
consideration for others. The rapid disappearance of true aristocratic feeling is to
many nowadays rather saddening, and gives
to what there is left of it in our midst
an additional value. We fix our eyes on it
and take a long look at it, a good-bye look
whicii will have to last us a long, long time.
Viewed in this light it is a pleasure to recall
an incident—illustrative of this high bred
aristocratic consideration for other people
—which took place recently, the scene and
the occasion being the close of the Kathleen
Parlow concert at the Alexandra Club. The
street was somewhat crowded with the dispersing audience and the tram car at the
corner of Fort and Douglas Streets was
gathering up the home-going concert people
when,a motor car, well managed, and faultlessly driven, came upon the tram passengers still struggling into the car and
"mirabile dictu," yes, marvellous to say,
actually slowed down ancl stopped. This
trifling incident added one exquisite touch
of beauty to a delightful concert. I think
it must have been the music whicii did it.
ALIEN LABOUR—Hardly is the
election over than the Times starts
in on a new campaign of misrepresentation, hi dealing with the subject of
. alien labour, it seeks to make out that Premier McBride is not a friend of labour and
that.he is not alive to its interests. The
case lies in a nutshell. Many hundreds of
miles of railway are under contract to be
built in the Province. In order to complete
this work in the shortest possible time, it
is necessary '.to import labour. There are
not sufficient men in the Province to begin
to comply with the time limit requirements
of the various contracts. The immigration
Act, as it affects the employment of alien
labour, has been relaxed by the Federal
authorities, in order to allow of this work
being expeditiously carried out. The Times
charges Premier McBride with being willing to flood the Province with imported
labour, but it entirely ignores the fact that
the Premier and his Government havc made
it absolutely impossible to import Oriental
labour, which would be the only alternative.
Now the Times is surely in this position:
it must either admit its willingness to see
the important work of railway construction
indefinitely delayed for lack of sufficient
labour, or it must favour the importation of
the deficiency. Giving it credit for refusing to take the former stand, it then simply has to choose between white and yellow.
It is kicking against the white? Does it
favour the yellow?
THE NEW GAOL—The Week has
on several occasions commented on
the humanitarian aspect of the important work whicii the Provincial Government is doing in P.. C. This has been especially emphasized in the matter of the
Coquitlam Asylum for the . Insane, .whjch
under the direction of Dr. Young is being
.developed on the most modern lines.* Here/
the un'fortiinate patient is treated on1 an
.entirely new method.   He is given as much
freedom as is consistent with safety and
is allowed to engage in any occupation for
wdiich his talents fit him. The idea of incarceration is put as far as possible out of
,his mind, and he is made to feel that he
is a useful member of society and a contributor to the world's work. He is the
,genuine I. VV. W. The result is seen in a
contented and happy community and in a
very marked alleviation of the mental distress of the patients. The Attorney-General proposes to work upon similar lines in
connection with the prisoners who have been
placed under the charge of his Department.
A new gaol to be built near Victoria will be
modelled on these lines, and for the first
time in the history of the Province, every
prisoner will be given a real chance to re-
iform, and will be helped along the road of
reformation. . Open air, interesting and
suitable occupation, considerate treatment,
and a practical appeal to his better instincts
will give him a chance to "make good."
This is the new method, which recognizes
that the prisoner is at any rate sometimes
more to be pitied than blamed, that he may
be a victim of modern conditions, and that
he is entitled, not only in his own interests,
but in the interests of humanity, to his
"chance." The working out 'of the experiment in a new country like this will be
watched with profound interest^ and can
hardly fail to enure to the benefit of the
Province and to the credit of those responsible for the movement..
THE I. W. W.—Premier McBride
and Attorney-General Bowser have
lost no time in making it perfectly
clear that they intend to maintain law and
order in British Columbia, and that they
will not tolerate undue interference, still
less acts of violence, on the part of anyone,
and especially on the part of that motley
aggregation of "mouthers" who are organized under the title of the I. W. W. This
is an American organization which has
.made more than sufficient trouble for the
government of many States soutii of the
Line. It has been denounced by the Press,
condemned by peaceable citizens, and driven
out of several cities at the nozzle of a water
,hose. Its sole object seems to be to set
up conditions of industrial strife, to engender bad feeling between employer and workman, to make a noise at the street corners,
and incidentally to "loot." It is greatly to
be regretted that it is not physically possible to resort to the use of the water hose
at every point where these irresponsible
agitators crop up, but there are other means
of quenching their ardour hardly less effective, and the Government of B. C. may be
trusted to discover them. The pity of the
matter is that men of this type injure the
cause of labour, bring odium upon decent
organizations, and alienate public sympathy
in many cases where labour has a just cause
for complaint. The professional agitator is
not only a public nuisance, but a public
.scourge. There is no longer any place for
him in England. It may take some time to
suppress him in the west, but his ultimate
suppression is as certain as the rising and
the setting of the sun.
OBSERVATORY—It is gratifying to
learn that Mr. Xapier Denison has
this week received official notification from the Department at Ottawa that
the first grant of $2,000 for the purchase
of suitable instruments for prosecuting his
researches into seismology is to be supplemented by a sufficient grant to erect a suitable building in or near Victoria. The
credit for this important achievement belongs equally to Mr. G. II. Barnard, the
member for Victoria; Mr. F. H. Shepherd,
the member, from Nanaimo, and the Board
of Trade and its sub-committee. Jt is only
fair to say that  the   latter   first   put the
matter in proper shape for presentation to
the authorities, working up a vast amount
of important detail. Their application was
forwarded to the Department and Mr.
Barnard and Mr. Shepherd then came on
the scene and enforced its request. The
result has been a full acceptance of the application, and within a few months, we shall
probably see a modern concrete building,
erected on Gonzales Hill, in proximity to
the wireless telegraph station, fully
equipped with the most modern scientific
instruments. This may not appear a very
important matter to the average man, but
all genuine scientific work is of importance,
and that which deals with electrical storms,
earth tremours, and any disturbance of natural forces is fraught with important consequences, which more than justify the persistent effort and devotion of the scientific
expert. Mr. Denison has proved himself
to be worthy of every confidence in this
connection. His preliminary explorations,
carried out under great difficulties, have
been endorsed by Sir Charles Darwin and
other high English authorities. The Week
offers him the heartiest congratulations on
the attitude.of the Department whicii has
been so prompt to recognize his labours, and
to make the necessary grant to render them
more effective.
THE SPOUT—It is several years
since The Week first commented
upon the suggestion that some day
or another Victoria would become a grain-
shipping port. Since then events have
moved rapidly. First we have Sir William
Whyte telling us that Victoria is the natural
outlet for Alberta wheat. Then we have
Mr. J. G. Bury, easily one of the most important officials of the C. P. R. telling us
that his Company will spend $60,000,000
in building a new railway from Winnipeg
to the Pacific Coast, lie does not tell us
the route, but The Week ventures to predict that it will be by way. of Wetaskiwin,
the Yellowhead, Fort George, the Chilcotin,
and Bute Inlet. Later comes along Mr. H.
S. Paterson, an authority on the growing
and shipment of grain, to urge the immediate construction of a grain elevator in
Victoria. All these men point to the opening of the Panama Canal as the procuring
cause of diverting t'he shipping of grain to
the Pacific Coast. It will be the short cut
to Europe. This is neither the time nor
the place to discuss the unquestionable advantages which Victoria possesses over
Vancouver or anv other Coast port. If is
the time to urge the utmost expedition in
executing dockage and harbour works and
in commencing thc work of elevator
building.
ANTI-TREATING—'IV Privy
Council having decided that thc
Province is unable to prohibit the
manufacture or importation of liquors,
Premier Whitney of Ontario has put
through a resolution foreshadowing the
Government's policy regarding temperance
issues. The most important feature of this
resolution is condemnation of treating, and
at the next session of Parliament, legislative
effect will be given to this feature, at any
rate. The Week regards treating as the
greatest abuse of the liquor traffic and if it
can be rendered illegal, such a law will do
more than anything else to diminish drunkenness. It will have to bc carefully framed,
so as nol to infringe on the legitimate rights
of the individual, but* it should be possible
to draft a statute which would prevent
wholesale, deliberate drinking on such a
scale, for instance, as exists in Victoria.
What this would mean to the 'betterment
of the individual and to the increase of
business, only those can surmise who know
the extent to which the system is abused
at the present time. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912
A  NEW PUBLICATION
The editor has turned over to me
a very amusing letter which he received during the week. It was not
intended to be amusing; indeed, the
writer was very serious about it.
Nevertheless, it was amusing, because
it was totally devoid of a sense of
humour, which, according to the accepted canons of criticism, proves
that it must have been written by a
Scotsman. The burden of his cry
was that it was unfair for me to reflect on the character of Barnum's
entertainment, and that 1 would be
better employed in impugning the decency of the clergy in allowing an un-
expurgated version of the Bible to
circulate in the Sunday Schools. In
support of this contention the writer
went td a great deal of trouble which
I venture to think was not worth
while, in digging up a host of the
most recondite passages of Holy
Writ containing allusions whicii never
raised the 'blush of modesty in the
old days, but against which the "Nonconformist conscience" of the twentieth century is not proof. Frankly I
consider it the best possible evidence
of mental and moral decadence in
certain circles, that any full-grown
man should think it worth while to
put up such an argument, and to
waste his precious time in selecting
such passages as I have referred to.
His time would be far better spent
at a night school where he could at
least obtain some rudimentary knowledge of the customs of former times
and of the latitude of expression
which never conveyed an innuendo to
the pure-minded. In any event a moment's reflection should convince him
that there is something deficient in
his make-up when he is unable to
differentiate   between    Barnum   and
Isaiah.
* *   *
There is an old saying that "little
things please little minds," and perhaps therefore I shall have to plead
guilty to being the possessor of a
little-mind, when I say that I was
greatly pleased at the enterprise of
(he Provincial Government and the
Mayor in taking advantage of the presence of Mr. Thomas Mawson in the
city to obtain the opinion of so eminent an expert on the lay-out of parks
and other public property. The fact
of the matter is that Victoria has
not been sufficiently enterprising in
this respect. We have talked glibly
enough of having the most beautiful
city in the Dominion, but so far we
have only done one thing towards
living up to this reputation, and that
is the paving and boulevarding of our
streets, and this process has been
greatly marred by the intrusion of unsightly poles. Now Mr. Mawson is
beyond compare the- greatest authority on natural beautification of parks
and open spaces, and it is quite a
feather in our cap that we have been
able to secure even a suggestion from
so eminent a man. I hope that while
he is here he will he taken to inspect
the district thoroughly aud that no
consideration will deter thc Government or the City Council from consulting him on every point affecting
beautification and, what is more important still, on acting upon his advice. I do not believe in artificial
treatment, but I have always felt that
Beacon Park could easily be made
more attractive. I am sure, however,
that Mt. Douglas can be made one of
the most picturesque and effective
vantage points to he found anywhere.
* *   *
1 noticed a few weeks ago that the
Inspector of Food was showing a
little unwonted activity. He must
have been hibernating, for nothing
has been heard pf him for many
moons. If I remember rightly, the
net result of his activity was to convict one, or at most, two milk vendors, for purveying an article below
the standard grade. I could say a
great deal about the quality of the
milk  sold in Victoria, and I  would
say a great deal more than I am saying, if I did not know that the Capital
City is not singular in this respect.
The same difficulty seems to exist in
nearly every Western city, and it is
due to the fact that dairying is not
cultivated to a sufficient extent, and
the local product is so far below the
actual consumption. I would, however, like to say a word about a condition affecting food, which is worse
in Victoria than anywhere else. This
is the only city I know where meat,
bread, vegetables, and indeed, food of
every kind, is displayed outside the
stores, or conveyed through the
streets without covering or protection of any kind. It must accumulate untold millions of germs, and
must produce conditions of the most
unsanitary, if not the most serious
character. It seems to me that this
is one of the weakest features of Victoria life, this lack of sanitary precaution. It prevails with respect to
our water to an extent which is unbelievable, as was clearly demonstrated in the last issue of The Week.
It prevails in the case of solid food
to an extent which would not be permitted in any well-governed city, and
whilst our Solons are figuring out new
by-laws, I think they might well try
to cover this very important point.
ofii
o-UsK^i*.
A MATTER OF ETIQUETTE
4th December, 1911,
The Secretary Automobile Club:
Dear Sir,—At a General Meeting of
the Victoria Kennel Club, held in
Labour Hall on the evening of the
24th inst. (Friday), amongst other
matters discussed was mentioned the
great number of dogs which had been
run over and killed by persons driving motor cars in and about the city
of Victoria, and I have been requested by the Kennel Club to call the attention of the Automobile Club to the
regrettable frequency with which
valuable dogs have met their death
at the hands of persons driving these
cars. It is felt by the Kennel Club
that your Club must regret these unpleasant happenings which weaken so
much the harmonious relations between the two clubs, and the Kennel
Club would like to afford your Club
an opportunity for an expression of
its regret, in some small but practical
manner, as a means of proof to the
general public, that the destruction of
high bred valuable dogs by motorists
has not been done wantonly or maliciously but rather from mischance.
The suggestion is therefore laid before your Club for its kind consideration and action that no better way
of removing any unfavourable impression about the Automobile Club can
be thought of, than by the Automobile Club presenting the Kennel Club
with $50.00 to be devoted to cup
prizes at the next show. This would
help to restore amicable relations between the two clubs and would tend
to convince the world at large that
motorists are better than they are
painted, or than their driving will permit people to think.
The diplomacy which looks to the
future may, it is hoped have weight
with your Club in considering this
matter and the Kennel Club will be
gratified to learn that this suggestion
has been favourably entertained.
(Signed)     E. R. HILL,
Sec'y V. C. K. C.
Note—This letter was submitted at
the General Meeting referred to, to
the members there present and was
unanimously approved of and the Secretary was then and there instructed
by Resolution to send the letter to the
Secretary of the Automobile Club.
This was duly done. The Automobile
Club simply ignored the letter, not
having even acknowledged its receipt.
The Week, congratulates the promoters of the Real Estate Journal,
The Wakefield-Bickers Co., and the
people of Victor'a on the issuance of
a new, very much alive, up-to-date
publication, devoted to the interests
of real estate and the development of
such projects as make for the growth
of the city. The Journal contains a
large amount of valuable information
on the all-engrossing subject of real
estate transactions and values. It is
well arranged and commands considerable advertising support. There is
room for it and plenty of room for
the display of energy and ability in
carrying it on. It will have the best
wishes of all who desire to promote
the prosperity of the Capital City.
ANOTHER ADDITION TO OUR
BUSINESS INTERESTS
Among the latest additions to our
business interests is a branch of the
well known Dominion Motor Car
Company, Ltd., who have entered the
automobile field of the city, with show
rooms at 923 Fort Street. The company's business here will be looked
after by Mr. H. C. Berg. They are
Agents for the celebrated Packard
and Baker Electric Cars and Motor
Trucks, and they will be glad to see
anyone who is interested in Autos.
They have a full line of accessories
for these cars, and are prepared to
demonstrate their qualities, to all
lovers of high grade automobiles.
They will serve the Island from their
Garage here, and extend to present
Packard and Baker owners the courtesies of their Garage.
WhyLetYour
Lot Lie Idle?
You have your money tied up;
getting no returns. Just drop
round to our office and let us
submit plans for a cosy little
home.   We furnish the money.
J. L. Punderson
& Co., Ltd.
Rooms 5 & 6 Brown Block
The Stamp of
Public Approval
Has long been placed upon Lemp's Beer, and rightly
so, since it is the finest product possible of malt and
hops. It is always pure, of uniform quality and bf
the highest excellence. There's health ancl strength
in every glass. A delight of connoisseurs. Order
a case of Lemp's from your dealer, and be sure you
get it.   Drink  it at  your  Club,   Hotel  or   Bar.
PITHER & LEISER
Victoria
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
Vancouver
Nelson
We Faithfully Provide for Your Everyday Wan.t
Don't Let the Pleasure of This East^
Season be Marred by a Single Oversigl
Our desirable showing in Special Groceries—always something new—will
delight you, and for the Easter festivities you will want something
in this special line.   Our wonderful assortment insures
us suiting every taste and every purse.
French Mushrooms, per bottle 65c and      	
French Mushrooms, per tin 40c and  	
C. & B. Leicestershire Mushrooms, per tin 	
French Asparagus, per bottle  	
French Artichokes, per bottle	
Spanish Queen Olives, per bottle $1.23, $1.00, 75c, 50c 	
Spanish Manzanilla Olives, per bottle 30c, 35c and 	
Spanish Stuffed Olives (Pimiento), per bottle $1.25, 35c 	
Spanish Stuffed Olives (Celery), per bottle  	
Spanish Olives (Nuts), per bottle $1.25, 35c and  	
California Ripe Olives, per tin $ 1.00, 75c and  	
Melon Mangoes, Stuffed, per bottle 	
EASTER NOVELTIES, EASTER EGGS, EASTER LILIES
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Lu
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178, 179 fel. 9678 TeL 3677
739 Yates Street
A rtistic Furnishers
Home Decorators
Telephone 1391
Have You Decided about Window Shades?
There are as many different kinds of Window Shades and methods of putting them up, as there ar
houses and ways of building them. To many people Window Shades are a constant source of worry am
annoyance and we give you below some REAL REASONS why you will be absolutely protected fron
such annoyance when you order your shades at Gordon's, Ltd.
SHADE MATERIAL
We use only one kind, the
best hand-made Opaque cloth.
It is prepared with pure lead
and oil colors and besides
keeping out the sun will withstand its ravages. No pin holes
or cracks after a few weeks'
use. You can have a choice
of colors but there is no choice
in quality.
SHADE ROLLERS
The Shade roller known the
world over and used in every
clime as being the only really
efficient and reliable fitting is
the "Stewart Harthorn" and of
course that is the one we supply. It is mechanically perfect.
No warping, no sticking, it is always in running order and will
always stop just where you
want it.
SHADE FITTING
The best Shades in the worh
are useless if not properly fitted
First the cloth must be cut ab
solutely on the square. Thi
can only be done by hand an<
by an expert worker. That i
our method. A knowledge
just what size to cut the clotl
in each case is also essentia!
and we look after this point
too.
"SUNDOUR" DRAPERIES
The colors in this wonderful fabric are
absolutely guaranteed not to fade. In the
strongest sun or in the most vigorous wash
tub "Sundour" fabrics are safe. The delicate shades ahd exquisite weaves and designs of "Sundour" materials are superb
while our prices are no more than is often
asked for ordinary draperies. The "Sundour" fabrics include Madrasses, Casement
Cloths, Cretonnes and Art Linens, and a
whole host of trimmings that will add ioo
per cent to the appearance of any ordinary
material.
CRETONNES AND ART LINENS
For living or bedrooms we have a splendidly varied selection in many smart
Oriental and floral effects. These are all in
fast colors and some of the old hand block
designs which are reproduced are delightfully quaint. We can show you Cretonnes
at, per yard, from 55c to 25c, and Art Linens
up to, per yard, $1.25. For Curtains,
Cushion Covers, etc., you should see our
reversible Cretonnes in 40 in. width. These
are special value at, per yard, 25c.
GORDONS, LTD.-- Victoria's Ideal Store THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912
The Story of "The Spy"
Kistemaeckers, the newest of
ries among European play-
s, has already earned himself
e among the leading French
ists by his latest play, "The
now in its fifth month at the
St. Martin • Theatre. Kiste-
:rs, who is a Belgian, has
the much-worn problem of an
ie a trois" into second place,
its place gives a striking and
t study of the action of a min
e resulting from the murder
husband of a black-mailing
he poignancy of some of the
marks the play as one of the
_teworthy of the past few sea-
Charles Frohman regards "The
i one of. his most important
ions for next season,
is its story:   At a noble cha-
the eastern frontier a recep-
given after dinner, and some
guests stay for the night,
them are a notable and infiu-
fficer, Lieut.-Colonel Felt, and
; an ambiguous but brilliant
;r,   Glogau;   a   society-loving
and   an   aristocratic young
r, member    of    the Socialist
There is evidently a breach
the Lieut.-Colonel and his
5he explains it to the Bishop;
Is Felt different from what she
him to be before marriage,
bit of command has injured
ninist temperament, and she
of a divorce and re***marriage
e Cabinet Minister, Beaucourt.
; officer's attitude is as much
ct as a cause.   He is heavily
to the rascally-looking Glo-
d Glogau asks for immediate
it; Glogau gives him the choice
1 payment and dishonour. An
r two later Mme. Felt is dis-
in her room by her husband
eads for a reconciliation. Time
ain he changes his ground in
0 win her consent, but nothing
until he blurts out that this is
!y the last night that he may
lear her, as he may be arrested
morning. What has he done?
hird solution the blackmailer
red him employment as a spy,
aced   with   such   infamy   and
ation, Felt has strangled Glo-
fhe woman's relentless  spirit
vay to feminine pity on hear-
story and on seeing the de-
f her husband.   She can now
nd  in  her turn.    She  makes
she imparts hope, and inspires
t of resistance, and at the fall
curtain in the third act she is
X him on to give the crime a
mysterious appearance.    Suspi-
nay lead elsewhere; in any case
n give her husband an alibi.
1 the morrow, before the ma-
y comes    to    investigate, the
Cabinet Minister discovers,
f all, that it was Felt who
Clogau, and that Mme. Felt has
up the breach  with  her hus-
It would be natural for him
arm   the   magistrates,   and  he
to do so, until Felt explains
idious nature of thc man's call-
1 how hideous was his sugges-
him. Beaucourt thereupon
ie magistrates that the mur-
man was a spy, and that as
has been done there is no
eed for their services, and here
iy ends, Beaucourt bowing be-
e couple re-united and rescued.
The Shortest Interview
shortest known interview on
is  that    recently    given  by
3  Frohman  to  a  reporter as
as he was persistent.   Said the
man, "Mr. Frohman it means
o me to get a statement from
"On what subject?" asked the
er.   "I am getting up a sym-
i on    the    difference between
ork and out-of-town audiences,
in your opinion is the differ-
To which Mr. Frohman in-
answered—"fifty cents."
Le Style C'est L'Hcmme
England's foremost living playwrights—J. M. Barrie and Arthur
Wing Pinero—have at times, by way
of frolic, dashed off a line in description of—England. It is in "The
Gay Lord Quex" that Pinero wrote
that line so true this time every year
—"England the suburb of the world."
It was in one of his less well known
books that Mr. Barrie mentions England and her capital city, London, as
a place "described and lauded by
poets, philosophers, statesman, and
even business men, but whose chief
charm comes to this. That it is the
one spot in the world where a man
may stop in the street to eat a penny
bun without everybody else stopping
to look round at him." In the two
descriptions are revealed the two
men; for the first has the cynical
sting of cold criticism; the secona
the charm and warmth of fancy.
"Madame X"
The announcement that Henry W.
Savage will present Alexandre Bis-
son's famous Parisian triumph,
"Madame X," at the Victoria Theatre, Tuesday, April o, will be delightful news to those who take pleasure
in the legitimate drama.
This truly famous drama, "Madame
X," is more than a "strong" play,
suffused with elementary human emotion. It is more than this because it
discloses the truth of that phrase
which Kipling coined—-"the cruelty of
love." To see in the conduct of Louis
Floriot (the forsaken husband), who
casts out his unfaithful, though repentant wife, only a melo-dramatic
episode is to fail to see that what men
call wounded love is but wounded
vanity—and that nothing is so cruel
as pride treated with contempt. On
the other hand, to see in the conduct of the unfaithful wife, in the
separate life which leads to social degradation, murder and finally to the
rekindling of motherly affection, the
usual illustration of the familiar formula that when a woman goes wrong
and is spurned she falls lower than
man, is to miss again the truth that
love, when it is real, is the most enduring and subtle saving power on
earth. This is the meaning of
"Madame X."
Painful it is in its veracity at times,
but not saddening. Were it merely
the latter it would be only melodramatic and the tears it causes would
be but droppings from sentimental
men and women easily moved.
It leaves its audience, however, not
sorrowing, but resolved that if love
be exacting both in virtue and humanity, else it shall be crueller than
death, we shall make it sweet and ennobling by being true to it. It is the
continuous appeal and rise in emotion
that lifts "Madame X" out of the
sphere of melodrama and transmutes
it into a profound revealment of the
heart of man and woman.
The story in brief is that of an unfaithful wife, who after two years of
infidelity, returns to her husband to
bc spurned and rejected. Thereafter
she rapidly descends life's ladder, to
return to her native city one day as
her paramour's murderess, to be tried
in the presence of her own husband,
and to be defended by her own son,
although neither mother or son are
aware of their relationship. The
eloquence of her youthful pleader
wins her case and reconciliation follows but the joy of the poor, fallen
woman is of short duration, for the
stern hand of death intervenes and
takes away the poor woman forever.
Miss Adeline Dunlap portrays the role
of Jacqueline, the faithless but repentant wife, Byron Douglas that of
Louis Floriot, the husband, and Harry Mainhall the son and young lawyer
who defends her.
Jeanne Towler in "The White
Sister"-
No play that has been presented in
late years has been universally prais
ed and endorsed by the press and
public of this country as Viola Allen's latest success, "The White
Sister," in which the gifted actress,
Jeanne Towler, ancl a strong supporting company will appear at the
Victoria Theatre on Monday, April 8.
The Chicago Tribune says: "The
White Sister is a play every Catholic
should be sure to see, but is a play
so cleverly written that the people of
every creed will enjoy it to the fullest
extent." This same sentiment was
echoed by the critics of New York
and Boston and in fact of the whole
country.
"The White Sister," notwithstanding its title, is essentially for amusement seekers. It is a human story of
the romantic love of an Italian maid
and her soldier hero, and throbs with
all the conflicting emotion the human
soul is capable of. The scenes arc
laid in and around an Italian convent
and in the apartments of the soldier.
The interest is aroused from the rise
of the first curtain and keeps increasing until the final fall of'the last
It is a real play.
FIXTURES THESE DAYS
"That's a beautiful girl you have in your
store," said the man acquaintance. "I have
seen her in the window several days as I
passed."
"She isn't an employee," the milliner answered wearily. "She's a woman trying to
decide on a new hat."
"LAND REGISTRY ACT"
In the Matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot y._,  Victoria
City.
NOTICE is hereby given of ny intention
at the expiration of one calendar   nnnth from
the  first  publication  hereof to issn?  a fr***sh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to The Calvary Baptist Church
of Victoria on the 4th day of January,  .'894,
and  numbered   17566A,  which  has   been lost
or destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
B.C.. this 22nd day of March, 1912.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar General of Titles,
mar 30 apl 20
Victoria Theatre
MONDAY, APRIL 8
Special Return Engagement
"The White Sister"
From Marion Crawford's Novel
Presented by a remarkable Company
including
JEANNE TOWLER
Prices—$1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c.
Victoria Theatre
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
Henry W. Savage Offers
"MADAME X"
The Supreme Drama of Mother Love
with  Adeline  Dunlap and  the
usual Henry W. Savage
Cast
Prices—$1.50, $1, 75c, 50c
Seats   on   sale   Saturday,  April   6th.
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
WILLIAM BLAKEMORE, Editor
Taking One's Self
Too Seriously
By Bohemian
1 received quite a shock the other
day when my best friend said to me,
"You take yourself too seriously."
At first I thought it was a rather poor
joke and not meant in sober earnest.
This explanation occurred to me because my friend had known me so
long and so well, that I thought he
could not possibly misunderstand my
character. I flatter myself that I can
joke and bluff with anyone, when I
am in the mood, and when it is a case
of giving "a Roland for an Oliver."
But that in the course of a prolonged
and serious conversation during every
moment of which I had been trying
to impress my view upon the hearer,
I should finally wind up with having
created the impression that I was
taking myself too seriously, certainly
staggered me for a moment.
Since then I have thought better of
it, and realize that my mistake was in
supposing that my friend ever took
me seriously. It begins to look as if
time had been wasted in pursuing a
straightforward, frank, simple course;
that simplicity was wasted, and that
1 should have "bluffed" from the be
ginning, and then the game would
have been mutual.
This only goes to show that even a
Bohemian, who has knocked about a
good deal in his time, may be but a
poor judge of human nature. Here I
had been giving of my best, without
an "arriere pensee," without a doubt
that it was being takjn at its face
value. 1 had never once felt at
liberty, even in simple speech, to have
recourse to any of the little quips and
turns which are permissible in a contest of playful wit or smart rejoider.
Failing to look beneath the surface,
1 thought I had read the same open
signs, whereas there was nothing beneath the surface opposite to me, no
appreciation and no feeling.
The incident lead me to reflect on
tlle character of the men and women
of the present day. This reflection is
hardly a pleasant one. It bears ,out
the contention that Society is getting
smarter at the sacrifice of sincerity;
that the old homespun characteristics
are hardly recognized in certain circles, and that the man who takes
himself too seriously is, if possible, a
bigger fool than hc who never has a
serious thought, who never means
what he says, who knows nothing of
earnestness, and who thinks that
every human being is intended to be
his pawn or his toy.
1 cannot, however, forget that the
usefulness of a pawn is short-lived,
.and that with big children, as with
little children, "toys" are soon cast
.aside, and so it is not likely that the
principles whicii I imbibed quite a
long time ago, in what are spoken of
contemptuously as "the old-fashioned
days," will bc cast aside because I
have been fooled. I fear I am a little
too old to change, and that I would
rather be the victim of misplaced confidence than begin at this late day to
learn the game of "bluff," especially
where human interests are at  stake.
Correspondence
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
CANADIAN ART
Duncan, April 2nd, 1912.
Editor The Week:
Sir,—The Federal Government for
some few years past has appropriated
a certain sum annually towards the
purchase of pictures and works of
art to form a national collection at
Ottawa. The expenditure of this
appropriation — which at present
amounts to $35,000 per annum—is
delegated to a Commission, known as
the Advisory Council of Arts. The
members of this Council are Sir Edmund Walker, Dr. Sheppard, of Montreal, and a French Senator whose
name I've forgotten for the moment.
The money has been spent to very
poor advantage, without any consistent idea or plan, and there is not a
single picture, or scarcely one, in the
collection as so far assembled that
may be considered as really representative or fine. The collection at
present consists of a number of works
by Canadian artists, which with a few
exceptions are fairly passable, several
poor and second-rate examples of big
men, sketches and so forth, and finally
a number of so-called pictures by inferior British and French painters,
whose work has no right at all to be
in any national collection.
It is tremendously important that
Canadians should be brought under
the civilizing influence of art. Apart
from all other considerations Art has
a utilitarian value. If we can raise
the standard of taste and instil an
appreciation for beauty in the matter
of colour, and design, it is going to
have an important influence on our
manufacturing industries.
Take for example ceramics. We
have great clay resources in the west
Many of these clays are suitable for
pottery manufacture. There is no
reason in the world why we should
not produce objects of utility and
beauty for export as well as home
consumption. But before this can
happen we must educate the people,
in aesthetics.
The establishment of a National
Gallery at Ottawa is not enough; in
■fact, it is questionable whether it
serves any particular purpose. Very
few people go to Ottawa and even if
the collection there were a fine one,
it would be practically buried. The
Government should proceed on different lines altogether, that the people
may really benefit.
In the first place no picture, other
than Canadian, should be purchased
unless it is a masterpiece of its kind;
that is to say, it would have to be a
truly representative example of the
work of either a great individual
artist of a distinctive school. It is
infinitely preferable that one good
picture should be purchased every
year than that a dozen inferior or
unimportant works should be ac-
acccptcd. The purpose of a national
collection is essentially educational;
one only visits such collections in the
belief that there will be found the
highest and best. Hence the value
(o the student.
Again the object, for the same
reason, should be to acquire examples
of the respective schools, abstaining
at least at this stage from purchasing
two or more examples of one artist,
as has been done. When three or
■more examples of any recognized
school, such for instance as the Bar-
bizon, had been acquired, these pictures should not be retained in Ottawa, but should be exhibited at all
the principal centres of the country
for a month at a time, followed by
exhibitions of pictures of other
schools, pottery, etc., throughout the
year.
Think what this would mean to
people living at such places as Edmonton, Chilliwack, Saskatoon. Why
even in Victoria one has no opportunity of seeing fine things. This' is
only one idea. Another would bc to
supplement the exhibitions with
occasional popular lectures;  by offer
ing prizes for des,igti and in a dozen
other ways the Gotincilof Arts mjght
carry on a xnost valuable public work.
Yours truly,
'    "PALETTE."
LADY FRANKLIN'S ADDRESS
Victoria, B.C., 3rd April, 1912.
Editor The Week:
Sir,—On Vancouver Island and on
the soutii shore of Johnstone strait
is a steep and rugged range of mountains about 4,000 feet high, named by
Captain Richards, in 1861, then in
command of H. M. surveying vessel
"Hecate," after Sir John Franklin, the
arctic explorer, and Lady Jane Franklin, his wife.
It was on the 22nd February, 1861,
that Lady Franklin, then the widow
of the gallant sailor, accompanied by
her niece, Miss Sophia Cracroft
(hence Cracroft Island and on it Sophia Point, situated on the opposite
side of the strait to the Franklin
mountains., arrived at Victoria on a
visit, and in March, attended by
Lieutenant Hankin of H. M. S. "Hecate," detailed by Captain Richards
for this duty, proceeded by river
steamer up the Fraser as far as Fort
Yale as her ladyship desired to see
something of the scenery on the river.
At Yale, Lady Franklin was enthusiastically welcomed and on leaving
was presented with an address. This
unique address which has, to the
writer's knowledge, never before been
published, is worthy of more than
passing mention and was communicated to the writer by her ladyship's
naval "aid-de-camp" who was present
when it was ready to Lady Franklin.
The address, as follows, was read
by the Rev. William Burton Crick-
mer, M.A., then the Anglican clergyman at Yale, and no doubt the reverend gentleman had a large share in
its  composition:
"May it please your ladyship. We
tiie inhabitants of Yale representing
well nigh every nation under heaven,
esteem the present as the proudest
moment in tlle annals of our country
and in the existence of our Town.
Today is our Town of Yale forever
linked in history with the name of
one, the memorial of whose abundant
kindness and wifely devotion will
never die and at whose imomrtal
veneration Princes bow down and
Kings and Queens of the Earth may
envy but never win.
"From the bottom of our hearts do
we pray God to bless your ladyship
with many happy days and when
called in God's own providence from
tllis holy Church militant, to join the
heroic in the Church triumphant,
may the grave be transmuted, by the
touch of a living faith, into the gates
of everlasting life and a glory, more
lasting than the perishing Laurels of
Earth, forever crown the double
brows of the noble pair whom the
whole civilised world of Christendom
delighted to honour."
History has not recorded Lady
Franklin's reply. The address, engrossed on parchment, was placed in
a small cedar-wood case and handed
to her ladyship.
On returning to Victoria a picnic
was organized by the city authorities,
etc., to the head r.i Victoria Arm
and was held on the 21st March when
the canoe carrying her ladyship was
manned by eight Canadian boatmen
in costume. On the 24th, Lady
Franklin and her niece left Esquimalt
for England, via San Francisco, the
Sandwich Islands and Australia, in the
steamer "Panama," to the strains of
Auld Lang Syne played by the band
of H. M. S. "Topaze." (Victoria
Colonist, 25th  March,  1861).
The address was given to the
writer, long after those days, by
Commander Hankin, R.N., when nearly all interested parties had passed
away, and this gentleman has also
told the writer that often on board
the "Hecate," at the captain's dining
table, over the walnuts and the wine,
Captain Richards, smiling around at
his guests, would say: "Now Hankin
give us the address to Lady Franklin," Commander Hankin laughingly
finishing by saying, "When of course
being my superior officer, there was
nothing else for me to do but get up
and obey!" (See B. C. Coast Names,
p.p. 187, 188, .225 and 226.)
JOHN T. WALBRAN.
The End of the Road
By A rchibald Sullivan
' "T.  must  speak to  you  for a  moment," he said, catching at her arm.
"You can't* have any possible reason—the case is over, and we're both
free. Just as free as if we'd never
met—never been married."
One hand went quickly upward, readjusting the thick folds of her chiffon veil.
The noise and hurrying feet of the
Law Courts boomed round them like
the noise of distant cannon. To her
everything had been loud all day, the
rustling papers, the whispering lawyers, the persistent scratching of pens,
and lastly the deep folurr of the
Judge's voice. Life was ending in a
thunder-clap, ancl sensations that
poured over her like a ceaseless waterfall. She looked into her husband's
face—or, rather, her late husband's
face—unconsciously she corrected the
thought as though it had been spoken.
"But I'll change my mind. Let's
go somewhere and talk." Her voice
was husky and hard. "I don't know
the etiquette of divorce, but I suppose it's still proper my being seen
with you?"
' They came out into the street, the
noise and broken colour of it rising
up at them like a tremendous blow.
Everything looked different, she
thought—now. Motor-'buses were
specially built to run over her—taxis
to frighten with their wild, derisive
cries—the very street itself to open
and swallow her up. No one stood
between her and the crudeness of
life, no olie willing and glad to breast
the endless, irritating detail of every
day. She had lost all that. The
Judge knew, the lawyers knew, and
by evening the fact would be public
property.
"Where shall we go?" he asked. "I
don't know anything about this part
of Town."
"Anywhere," she said vaguely; and
then, with an odd catch in her voice,
"let's try a common bar. I've never
been in one; I've always wanted to
see what it was like."
Unconsciously he took her arm as
they threaded through the surging
tide of traffic. She smiled, and suddenly realised she was terribly tired.
"In here?" he asked, pushing at a
swinging glass door. She nodded,
and sat quickly down on a faded plush
divan.
'•'Brandy?"
Again she nodded. Someone or
something seemed to have robbed
her of words, taken them away a hundred thousand miles. Each effort to
speak was like the preparation for
that endless journey. Long rows of
coloured bottles winked at her, and
the electric lights shone like distant
stars through the smoky haze. He
came back, and she drank mechanically.
"Well?" she managed to say at last.
"Well?"
She noticed the dark shadows beneath his eyes. Had he been nursing
somebody—sitting up at night, or
were those lines and weariness only
the trouble and fatigue of getting a
divorce?
"I want to know what you're going
to do," he said at last.
"Do," she repeated, "what can I do
except creep away to the other end
of nowhere and try and get well? I'm
ill—worn out. The case seems to
have got me by the throat, and won't
let go.    I can't breathe."
"It's over," he said; "we're both
free to start again. You'll marry—
at least you can if you want to."
Her hands clenched, and she gave
a twisted smile.
"How like a man—but, then, you
never did understand a woman. You
think that marriage to her is like
visiting the dressmaker's. If things
aren't right, refuse the gown and go
somewhere else. When a woman
marries for love she's fool enough to
give everything, never holds back any
charm or allurement for a rainy day,
hasn't sense enough to keep something in reserve. Then comes the
end of the road. She hasn't got anything left. The .man goes away, having taken from her everything, body
and soul."
"You're young,".he began.'
"Young!' I'm a thousand yeai|
I feel I was present when God '
to think about making the world!
like the whited sepulchre; of
pale, interesting, and even pictuf
—inside—'—"
Her grey-gloved hands lifted,!
ing like autumn leaves, thel
heavily  on  the  marble-topped I
"Our marriage was a great m|
We were never suited for each
"I've been waiting for til
mark," and she smiled, "as if il
a railway train. It's the ren|
man always makes to justify
and throw a glamour over
facts. Don't you think I realis
—weeks—years before you did!
did I do on those long, du
with you away? Sit down w
thoughts as though they wei
dren. That thought of our be
suited was always the bad ch
came in and demoralised the
kindergarten. I couldn't whifl
telling  the   truth."
"All this introspect doesn't |
what  you  are  going to  do.
both all right financially, but|
wise what are your plans?"
"What do women do in boolB
questioned.   "I always   thinkB
such a help.    It's so nice aftj
to blame the author if one h<|
mistakes."
She    gave    a  little    laugh I
whether that was still left to|
"I shan't ask again—there's
reason I should take any intej
"No legal reason"—she took|
words—"there's no reason at
now I want you to go. Jusl
me here. I shan't take to d|
assassinate your lawyers. Pi
going to sit at this tragic littll
and adjust my life. Good-bjJ
shall I say good luck?"
He  took    her    hand,    and ]
stiffly over it like an automa|
FIFTY YEARS AFTER
(By Benjamin R. C. I*ow)
It   matters   now   no   more  whose   c;
best,—
Which saw at nearest hand the true;
It  matters,   that   both   poured   their
youth
And bravest treasure at thc truth's bi|
Truth has her north and south, and
each,
Being a whole wide world apart, appi
Far gone in error,—bigots with stuff*
They fly to arms;   and perish in thej
And yet . .  . they died for truth .
sides ... we know.
Tlieir blood still warms the interlyin;
In every wind their haunting bugles l|
And flitting shadow-shapes, like storm
meet
In   forest   glades;    and   where   old
spanned
Deep   streams,   are   heard,   still,   stil]
tramping feet.
They leave us not, these dead, but
round,
Full panoplied, alert," on cither hand
Marching with her, the reunited land,
Making her borders undisputed grounc
They leave us not, whose handing-on is
Unselfishness of valor and bright deed
By them we know 'tis not in vain ht
Whose   country   rears  her  children   c
flowers.
SAVE TIME
Parson—"I intend to pray that yJ
forgive Casey for throwing that b
you."
Patient—"Maybe your reverence wJ
saving time if you just wait until I g1
and then pray  for Casey."
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BUILDING PERMITS
March 28 to April 2
|iK 28—
J. Cantwell—Leonard St.—Dwelling $ 4,000
D. Morrison—Rockland Ave.—Dwelling  6,500
M. McTaggart—McKenzie St.—Dwelling  2,000
Id ward Hall—5th and King's Road—Dwelling  1,800
Is. Daniels—Bank St.—Dwelling  1,900
J. Grist—Alpha St.—Dwelling   2,500
I. M. Cowper—Cambridge St.—Dwelling  1,950
T.o. Bridges—5th St.—Dwelling  300
tvid Swan—5th St.—Dwelling  300
i 29—
Co. McCann—Belmont St.—Dwelling   7,000
J. Saunders—Pandora St.—Stores  12,000
C. Hembroff—Washington St.—Dwelling  2,400
los.  Potter—Queens and Chambers—Hotel  15,000
Lambrick—Victor St.—Temp. Dwelling  300
Phillips—Howe St.—Dwelling  2,800
|G. Fraser—Simcoe St.—Garage  200
I Collins—Alderman St.—Dwelling   1,975
30—
| J. Knott—Trutch St.—Dwelling  6,500
I E. Dixon—Wildwood St.—Dwelling  2,400
H. Brown—Eberts St.—Dwelling   2,000
Fowler—Scott St.—Dwelling  1,500
11—
Irs. F. K. McKenzie—Denman St.—Dwelling  300
j Bromley—Alpha St.—Dwelling  2,500
S. Heisterman—St. Charles St.—Dwelling  15,000
livid A. Fair—Camosun St.—Dwelling  1,900
A. Binns—Dunedin St.—Dwelling  4,000
feming Bros.—Fort St.—Three Stores   6,000
. A.* Pitzer—Fairfield Road—Garage   150
H. Procunies—Ash St.—Dwelling   1,950
Idney White—Cornwall St.—Dwelling   2,500
J2—
|-ank Townsend—Foul Bay Road—Dwelling  1,900
nos. Mayo—Summit Ave.—Dwelling  1,900
lard Investment Co.—Olive St.—Dwelling  2,200
CANADIAN  BANKING STRENGTH
|\t the close of March, 1907, the Canadian banks' joint-ratio of
Ily available assets to their liabilities to.the public (eliminating
|dian inter-bank items) was below 17 per cent.—four points below
verage of a series of years. By the autumn (when the New York
|ng crash came) this ratio had risen to 20 per cent. During 1908
11909 (years during which business went along more quietly) it
[to well over 30 per cent.   During 1910 and 1911, with growing
nercial expansion, it gradually fell to around 25 per cent. By the
[ning of the past month the reserve had further fallen to 24 per
-which is still some three points or so above the average ratio for
lies of several years, ancl over seven points above the low-mark
|07.
3ut the downward trend is not to be overlooked. And, if the
J)uncements of presidents and general managers at recent annual
I meetings are any indication, there is now recognition on the part
lost banks of the need for checking over-expansion in business,
Ibooming of real estate, and flotation of bewatered securities
gh  merger-mongering  or  other  corporate  activities.   Current
ng loans in Canada are now over $775,000,000—or not very far
of a round hundred million more than a year ago.
COST OF LIVING UNPRECEDENTLV HIGH
The Department of Labour's price record for January shows the
al price level the highest known probably within the present gen-
m, certainly since the early eighties. Since the middle of June
pronounced and continuous upward movement has been in pro-
and though there was a short breathing spell in December,
try now shows the highest level of all. The Department's index
er, which is based on the observation of fluctuations in 261 com-
:ies selected for their representative character, rose to 131.0 in
try, that is, general prices were 31 per cent, higher in that month
was the average for the decade 1890-1899, which is taken by the
rtment as the stndard of comparison in constructing its number.
>ared with prices in 1897, the lowest year in the past quarter
ry, prices are now at least 45 per cent, higher. The recent rise
rticularly serious from the cost of living standpoint inasmuch
is due to industrial expansion having enhanced the price of
•ials, while the reported shortage in the world's crop has produced
i effect on the price of foodstuffs.
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New Bungalow
Four rooms, modern in every way,
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ed street, 4 minutes from car.
$4000
$1200 cash, balance $30.00 monthly
which includes interest
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BRITISH COLUMBIA SALMON CANNERS
The salmon canners of British Columbia have sent a delegation to
Ottawa to protest against the rescinding on February 3rd of the order-
in-council passed several years ago prohibiting the export of raw
salmon. It is also reported from the capital that the new Minister
of Fisheries looks with favour on the proposal to abolish boat rating
in the north. The prohibition of the export of raw salmon was
recommended by the federal commission that enquired into fishery
matters here six years ago. It was pointed out that American canners
have an abundant supply of fish. The Puget Sound canners operate
traps and power-hauled seines. They catch their fish wholesale,
observing no close season, although this was mutually agreed upon.
All these fish are bound for the Fraser River. Since they get their
fish so plentifully and so cheaply, they can easily afford at the tail-end
of the season to offer higher prices to get what is left of the fish. They
do this to demoralize the market in British Columbia.
Much money is invested in the salmon canning industry. The
Americans have decidedly the best of the industry on the Fraser River,
since they get double the pack of the Canadian side. If boat rating
is abolished in the north, it will be one of the first steps to depleting
the salmon. At present the industry is strong, and will get better if
a good conservation policy is followed.
GLOWING PICTURES OF WESTERN CONDITIONS
Collections are improving, dealers are meeting their notes as they
come in, wholesale houses report good orders, trade conditions are
excellent. This is the report which Mr. James Carruthers brings back
to Montreal after a three weeks' trip in Western Canada. The grain
receipts inspected at Winnipeg every day, he says, show that the railways are moving forward a lot of grain. Much of this wheat is from
the country elevators, where until recently there was as much as
25,000,000 bushels of wheat.
"There is no doubt," added Mr. Carruthers, "a lot of wheat in the
field, which will be in a practically worthless condition, the amount of
which will in a great measure depend on the kind of weather experienced this spring, but even with favourable weather there is bound to
be a great deal of difficulty with this wheat owing to the excessive
moisture.
"With anything like favourable conditions next season our Canadian West will have the biggest crop of wheat on record. The farmers
there are hoping for a rather late spring, with continued good weather,
which they prefer to an early spring with the usual break in the conditions.
"While in the West a prominent railway official predicted that in
1915 Western Canada would have a wheat cfop of 350,000,000 bushels.
It will then be necessary to use the Panama Canal, which will result in
the export of a large amount of wheat via Vancouver."
WHERE WILL SUBDIVISION CRAZE END?
There is a subdivision craze in Western Canada and it is hard to
say where it is going to end. Many subdivisions being offered to the
public in the towns and cities of *the West, are anywhere from 2 to 10
miles from the centre of population, and the fact that lots in these
subdivisions are being jobbed off in Eastern centres, must have a
tendency to make those in control of the financial side of the Dominion
keep a still tighter string on the legitimate industrial development of the
West.
+ Prices in most cases are altogether out of proportion to values, and
many of those who buy from alluringly prepared plans without ever
inspecting or making any enquiries whatever, will undoubtedly be
disappointed. Banks are no parties to stirring up real estate activity.
Taking it for granted that the deposits of the people in chartered banks
are not being used to buy up acreage and place it on the market in plots
and lots, small or commodious, the money must be going directly into
real estate. When it is employed there it does not become available
for commerce and industry.
B. C. SMELTING
In the past year the smelters of the Kootenay and Boundary
districts smelted 1,362,244 tons of ore and concentrates. Of this tonnage the Granby smelter at Grand Forks treated 599,855 tons and the
B. C. Copper Company's smelter at Greenwood, 431,708 tons. The
smelter of the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co. of Canada at Trail
treated 330,681. Ores and concentrates treated from the Boundary
district totalled 1,065,687 tons; from Rossland district, 239,520 tons;
from East Kootenay, 33,110 tons; from the Slocan district, 8,863 tons;
from the Ainsworth district, 606 tons; from the Nelson district, 7,412
tons; from the Lardeau district, 782 tons. Five properties in the state
of Washington shipped 6,237 tons to Trail smelter.
HUDSON BAY COMPANY
The sensational rise in Hudson Bays to £119)4 is attributed primarily to the pending sale of the company's sites in Edmonton, also to
the better condition of the fur market, says a London cable. The
company has powers under its new charter for borrowing money to
prosecute a more active shop policy at Calgary and other Western
points. The fur sales began on Monday, when 279,968 musquash skins
were offered as compared with 71,275 last year and 4,708 the year
before. Prices showed a recovery from the decline of March last year.
Mr. Herbert Burbridge, the shop's commissioner, is in London consulting the directors.
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REG
TIONS
Coal mining rights of the Dominid
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
Yukon Territory, the North-west Terrl
and in a portion of the Province of IT
Columbia, may be leased for a term of til
one years at an annual rental of $i aif
Not more than 2,560. acres will be leal
one applicant. r
Application  for a lease must be maL
the applicant in person to the Agent ol
Agent   of   the   district   in   which   the
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory Mie land must *
scribed by sections, or legal sub-divisil
sections, and in unsurveved territory thi
applied for shall be staked out by thel
cant himself. I
Each application must be accompaniel
fee of $5 which will be refunded if thel
applied for are not available, but noti
wise. A royalty shall be paid on th|
chantable output of the mine at the
five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall I
the Agent with sworn returns account)
the full quantity of merchantable coall
and pay the royalty thereon. If til
mining rights are not being operate*!
returns should be furnished at least ™
year.
The lease will include the coal mininl
only, but the lessee may be permitted I
chase whatever available surface rign
be considered necessary for the won
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acr J
For full information application shl
made to the Secretary of the Depart!
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any '
Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY, -
Deputy Minister of the Irl
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of \
vertisement will not be paid for.
mch 9
VICTORIA LAND DISTRIC
District of Coast, Range 3 .
TAKE NOTICE that Charles Mori
Stornoway, Scotland, occupation Merc|
tends   to   apply   for   permission  to
the following described lands'.—Corr
at a post planted   10 chains south I
south-east corner of Lot 126; thence :
chains; thence west 40 chains; then|
20 chains; thence east 40 chains to 1
commencement.
Dated January 2nd,  1012.
CHARLES MORRISON,
J. R. Morrison,
feb. 24
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICI
District of Bella Coola     I
TAKE notice that Peter TeBter, ofl
B.C., occupation Hotel Proprietor, ini
apply for permission to purchase the fl
described lands:—Commencing at r
planted three miles east of Section 271
ship 9, Range 3, on the south bank
Bella Coola River; thence east 40 L
thence south 20 chains; thence west 40I
thence north 20 chains to point of corf
ment, containing 80 acres or thereabou]
land being the late pre-emption of
Sutherland and numbered 2975.
Dated  February 28th,   1912.
PETER TE^
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DEPARTMENT OF LANDS
Water Rights Branch
the matter of the Board of Investiga-
created   by   Part   III.   of  the   "Water
for   the   determination   of   the   water
ts  existing on  the   12th day  of  March,
.   and   in  the  matter  of  the  following
ks in the Victoria Water District:—
\rbutus Creek.
\nchenachie Creek.
Vverill's Creek.
Vpple River.
•it-Lat-Zee River.
.nkitree Creek.
.Hard   Lake.
mpach River.
shulm Creek.
.nutz Lake.
.lice Lake.
.lian Lake.
dams Creek.
xe Creek.
tnarko   River.
htaklin Lake.
t-Way-Kel-Lesse River.
If Creek.
iker Creek.
kttys Creek.
bar Creek.
Ear Lake.
Laver Creek.
Ingal Spring,
lg Four Creek.
Ilson Creek.
insalls Creek.
lenton Lake.
littania  Creek.
lother Creek.
lem River.
luff Lake.
pnanza Lake.
l-aden Creek,
loulder Creek.
Iradley Creek.
Irowns River,
■lack Creek.
luttles Lake,
loot Lake,
lear River,
laird Creek,
lugaboo Creek,
lella Coola River.
Blackwater River,
luckingham Lake,
lig Creek.
Ilue  Bells  Creek,
■lair Creek,
lush Creek.
Calcutta Creek.
lampbell River,
lampbell Lake,
lampbell Lake, Upper,
lascade Creek,
ledar Creek.
Ihemainus River.
Ilandening Spring,
lold Creek,
lolquitz  River.
Cutter Creek.
Ihewson Creek,
loomsack Creek.
Chaelquoit Lake.
Canoe  Creek.
Iroft Creek,
foal Creek.
fcomox Lake. /
I'omox River,
fruikshank River.
Cranberry Lake.
rhcewhat River.
Cheewhat Lake.
Cowichan Lake.
Cowichan River,
lottonwood Creek,
fcurry Creek.
Chilco Lake,
chilco River.
Chantsler Lake.
J'lusko River.
Ihuck Walla River.
Carmanah Creek.
Iharlei Creek,
Cache Creek.
Ihewson Creek.
Chats-Cah River,
lourtenay River.
Delhi Creek.
Dailey River,
loos  River.
Beer River.
Deadhorse Creek.
Brum Lake.
Bavie River,
Bemaniel River.
lean River,
luck Lake.
Illiot Creek.
Ickheimick Creek.
Ilk River.
Ilk Lake.
Illen   Creek,
lagle  Lake.
Ivelyn Creek.
Tall Creek,
lullers Lake,
lloodwood Creek,
lourth Lake,
lords Lake,
lords Creek,
lields Creek,
lorsyth Lake.
arners Creek.
Joodhope Creek.
Irizzly Creek.
Jlacier Creek,
leorgie Lake.
Ireen River.
Irierson Creek,
lordon River.
Toldstream Creek,
loldstream Lakes,
llenora Creek.
Jeorge Creek,
lomalko River.
Homalko River, Eaat Branch.
Homalko River, West Branch.
Heyden Lake.
Huston Lake.
Halls Creek.
Home Lake.
Harris River.
Haslam Creek.
Hydamus Creek,
House Creek.
Holharko River.
Hargrave Lake.
Hagans   Spring.
Hewitt Creek.
Halmer Creek.
Hyrg Lake.
Imperial Spring.
Ironclad Creek.
Ida Lake.
Indian Lake.
Indian River.
Jubilee Creek.
Johns Creek.
Jordan River.
Keating Creek.
Koksilah River.
Klite River.
Keogh Lake.
Kakweiken River.
Kingcome River.
Kulee Creek.
Kilippi  Creek.
Kla-anch River.
Kokish River.
Kains Lake.
Kathleen Lake.
Karmutsen Lake.
Keagh River.
Kla-KIa Kama Lake.
Kelvin Creek.
Kildalla River.
Krantz Creek.
Koeye Lake.
Kahylskt River.
Keeh-Klack  Lake.
Kwatna River.
Kle-na-Klene   River.
Langley Spring.
Lillie Creek.
Link River.
Loakim Creek.
Lucky Creek.
Lapan Lake.
Loquaist River.
Lake of the Mountain!.
Long Lake.
Lorimer  Creek.
Lost Creek.
Leech River.
Leech River, North Fork.
Loon Lake.
Lorna   Lake. '
Langford Lake.
Laurel Creek.
Le Blanc Lake.
Lone Creek.
Marble Creek.
Mabel Creek.
Manley Creek.
Matheson Creek.
Matheson Lake.
Mathewsons Springs.
Matson Creek
Metchosin River.
Millard Creek.
Mill  Stream.
Mineral Creek.
McLellans Creek.
Middle Lake.
Moh Creek.
Mink River.
Mosquito Lake.
Marvel  Creek.
Meadow  Creek.
Meads Creek.
McKay  Lake.
McKay Creek.
Muir Creek.
Moriarty   Lake.
Martins Gulch.
Mountain Lake.
Maxwell Lake.
Mitchells Lake.
Marion  Creek.
Middle Lake.
Mohun Lake.
Mauser Creek.
Machmell River.
Myra Creek.
Nanaimo River.
Nanaimo River, South Fork,
Nanaimo Lake.
Nescanlith Lake.
Nugget  Creek.
New Memis Creek.
Nutarvas River.
Neechantz River.
Neechantz River, West Fork.
Nimpkish Lake,
Nahwittie River.
Nitnat River.
Nitnat Lake.
Nine-mile Creek.
Nixon Creek.
Noeich River.
Nacoontloon   Lake.
Noosatsum River.
Nimpoh Lake.
Noch River.
Nile Creek.
Noomas River.
O-we-Kano Lake.
Oyster River.
One-mile Creek.
Prices Spring.
Prospect Lake.
Puntledge River.
Phillips River.
Phillips Lake.
Poison Creek.
Putchay River.
Pike Lake.
Puntze Lake.
Peterson  Lake,
Placer Creek.
Paxton Lake.
Price Creek.
Quamichan  Lake.
Q uamichan Creek.
Quatom River.
Quartse River,
Qualicum River,
Quinsam River,
Quatlena River.
Richards Creek.
Rock Creek.
Robertson River.
Rocky Run Creek.
Rosevall Creek.
Sand Hill Creek.
Skinner Creek.
Skomahl Creek.
Somenos Creek.
Somenos Lake.
Sooke River.
Sooke Lake. v
Stocking Lake.
Swamp  Creek.
Saltery Stream.
Salmon River.
Southgate River.
Second Lake.
Sim Creek.
Shannon Lake,
Seymour River.
Smoke-house Creek.
Silver Creek.
Stony Creek.
Sowick Creek.
Sunday Creek.
Skeemahaut River.
Suquash River.
Shusharte River.
Sombrio River.
Shaws Creek.
Sutton Creek.
Surprise Creek.
Schoen Lake.
San Juan River.
Shawnigan Lake.
Swan Lake.
Stowell Lake.
Sumquolt Creek.
Spruce Creek.
Sigulta Lake.
Skomalk River.
Snootsptee River.
Saltoomt River.
Summit Lake.
Sumqua River.
Stella Creek.
Stella Lake.
Stafford River.
Swollup Creek.
Sigutlat   Lake.
Snookyly Creek.
Shotbolt Creek.
Shepherd Creek.
Taggarts Creek.
Todd Creek.
Tripp  Creek.
Tahumming Creek.
Twist Lake.
Tatlayoco Lake.
Tom Browne Lake.
Topaz Lake. * 3 ■>
Tzee Riven
Three Lakes.
Tsulton River.
Tsi-itka River.
Tsulquate River.
Tsable River.
Tsolum River.
Trout Lake.
Twin Creek.
Tusulko River.
Tzacha Lake.
Takia Lake.
Takia River.
Taantsnee River.
Tzatleanootz River.
Talchako River.
Tsodakirko River.
Toba River..
Toba River, Little.
Takush River.
Talcomen River.       ' 1,
Tastsqtian River.   !
Ulgako River.
Upper Powell River.
Upper Powell River, East Fork.
Upset Creek. ••*.',
Vernon Creek.
Vernon Lake.
Valley Creek.
Wheelbarrow Creek.
Whisky Creek.
White-house Creek.
Whannock River.
Washwash River.
Wardroper Creek.
Waterloo Creek.
West Lake.
Weston Lake.
Wolf Creek.
Wright Creek.
Walt Creek.
Waamtx River.
WaKeman River.
Wusash River.
Young Lake.
Stream situated close to wagon-road crossing the Lena Mount Sicker Railway.
Some springs rising at or near the foot of
Sugar Loaf Mountain in Sec. a, R. 9,
Chemainus.
Spring on Sec. 5, R. 10, Chemainus.
Springs rising on Sec. 3, R. 9, Chemainus.
Creek rising mountains west of Mosquito
Harbour,  Mears Island.
Stream running through M. J. Smith's
property,  Comaiken District.
Spring on part of Section 3, R. 3, Comaiken District.
Spring on Maple Bay Road.
A spring on Sec. 7, R. 4, Comaiken District.
Creek near Sec. 3, Tp. 9, Comox District.
Small spring on W. Weeks land, Cowichan
District.
Creek running northerly through Sec. 7,
R. 2, Cowichan District
Spring on Sec. 18, R. 3, Cowichan District.
Stream rising in Sec. 5, R. 7, Cowichan
District.
Two streams from springs on Sec. 4, R. 8,
Quamichan District.
Stream running into Esquimalt Lagoon
across Sec. 15, L. 54, Esquimalt District.
Stream rising on Sec. 35, Esquimalt Diatrlct.
Unnamed creek rising in Sec, 33, Esquimalt District.
Small stream near south section line Sec.
31, R. 6, East Lake District.
Stream rising on Seel. 31 and 31, Lake
District.
Spring unnamed on Sec. 55, Lake District.
Small stream rising in Sec. 31, R. 6,  E.
Lake District.
Unnamed creek flowing through  Lot 47,
Malahat District.
Two springs situated near Bald Mountain,
part of Tp.  1, Malahat District.
Creek flowing through W. __ Sec. 20, R.
2, Quamichan District.
Spring rising in Upper Swamp on W. _.
Sees. 17 and 18, R. 5, Quamichan District.
Springs rising on Sec. 17, R. 5, and Sec.
•7> R- 5, Quamichan District.
Spring about the middle of Sec. 14, R. 6,
Quamichan District.
Small stream flowing through Sec.  1, R.
8, Quamichan District.
Two unnamed creeks flowing through Sec.
77, Renfrew  District.
Small lake, east of Jordan Meadows.
Unnamed stream which empties into Port
McNeill, near N.W.  Vi Sec.  14, Tp. 2.
Rupert District.
Stream rising from a spring on Sec.   12,
R. 4, South Saanich District.
Small stream rising in Sec. 4, R. 2 and 3,
West South Saanich District.
Lake   on   S.   E.   slope  of  Mount  Wood
(Malahat).
The "Ram" and other springs on Sec. 5,
R. 3, East Salt Spring Island.
Stream  from  Springs   y_\   mile from  salt
water flowing into Satellite Channel.
Unnamed stream which flows through Sec.
6, R. 9, Shawnigan District.
Creek flowing through Sec. 9, R. 10, Shawnigan District.
Underground stream in Sec. 3, R. 3, Somenos.
Swamp on Sec. 4, R. 3, Somenos.
Stream flowing through Sec. 7, R. 4, Somenos District.
Stream running through part of Sec. 44,
Victoria District.
Springs situate on part of Sec. 44, Victoria
District.
A stream running from Sec. 44, Victoria
District.
Stream, springs, and watercourses running
through part of Sec. 44, into Cadboro
Bay.
Springs on the waterfront portion of Sec,
84, Victoria Distiict.
Unnamed   stream   running   through   Lots
622, 623, 624, R. 1, Coast District.
Unnamed stream at head of McLaughlin
Bay, Rivers Inlet.
Unnamed  creek flowing into  Fly  Basin,
through Lot 30, R. 2, Coast District.
Creek flowing through Lot 60, R 2, Coast
District.
A chain of small lakes on Walram Island,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream one to two miles north from Wad-
hams P.O., Rivers Inlet.
Unnamed creek at head of Shotbolt Bay,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream running through  Lot  107,  R.  3,
Coast District.
Unnamed     mountain     stream     running
through Sec. 12, Tp. 2, R. 3, Coast District.
Stream running eat to west on Lot  101,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream  'rising    in    the    divide    between
Mount  Sicker and Mount Prevost and*
flowing in an easterly direction.
Stream at head of Quathiaski Cove,
and   all   unnamed   springs,   streams,   creeks,
ponds, gulches, and lakes tributary to or in
the vicinity of the above-named streams.
Take notice that each and every person,
partnership, company, or municipality who,
on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed to forward on or before
the 27th day of April, 1912, to the Comptroller of Water Rights at the Parliament
Buildings, at Victoria, a memorandum of claim
in writing as required by section 28 of the
said Act as amended. Printed forms for such
memorandum (Form No. 19) can be obtained
from any of the Water Recorders in the Province ;
The said Board of Investigation will then
proceed to tabulate such claims.
* After the claims have been tabulated by
the Board, notice will be given of the places
and days on which evidence and argument
will be heard at local points.
Dated at Victoria this 6th day of March,
1912.
By order of the Board of Investigation.
J. F. ARMSTRONG,
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights,
mch. 23 apl 20
DEPARTMENT OF LANDS
Water Rights Branch
In the matter of the Board of Investigation
created by Part III. of the "Water Act" for
the determination of water rights existing on
the 12th day of March, 1909, and in the matter of the following creeks in the Alberni
Water District:—
Alma Spring.
Anderson Lake.
Ash River.
Ash Lake.
Bartlett Creek.
Bergh Creek.
Beaver Creek.
Bulson  Creek.
Bear River.
Buttles Lake.
Burman River.
Buck  Creek.
Bainbridge Lake.
Boulder Creek.
Browning Creek.
Bamfield Creek.
Canon Creek.
China Creek.
Cinnabar Creek.
Cameron Lake.
Cameron River.
Coleman Creek.
Clayoquot River.
Cleagh  River.
Cache Creek.
Cous Creek.
Couer d'Alene Creek.
Cinnamon Creek.
Dublin Gulch.
Dickson Lake.
Deer Creek.
Doners Lake.
Deep Lake.
Delia Falls.
Elsie Creek.
Englishmans River.
Elk River.
Elk River, North Fork.
Effingham Creek.
False Creek.
Fosseli Creek.
French Creek.
Franklin Creek.
Four-mile  Creek.
Granite Creek.     '
Granite Falls.
Gold River.
Grappler Creek.
Goose Creek.
Grace River.
Green Lake.
Great Central Lake.
Ham-1-lah Lake.
Hardy Creek.
Hobart Lake.
Handy Creek.
lngersoll Creek.
Jew Creek.
Johnson River.
Kitsucksis Creek.
Kennedy Lake.
Keith River.
Keith River, North Fork.
Kewquodie  Creek.
Ka-oo-winch Creek.
Lizard Lake.
Lost Shoe Creek.
Long Lake.
Lake Sugsar.
Lucky Creek.
Little Qualicum River.
Moyahat River.
Megin Lake.
Muchalat Lake.
Mahatta River.
Macjack River.
Museum Creek.
Mosquito Creek.
McFarlands Creek.
Mineral Creek.
Maggie Lake.
Marble Creek.
Muriel Creek.
Mortimer Creek.
Mill Creek.
McQuillan Creek.
Nahmint Lake.
Nahmint River.
Narrow Gut Creek.
Pool Creek.
Porphery Creek.
Penny Creek.
Roger Creek.
Rebbeck Creek.
Stamps River.
Shakespeare Creek.
Somas  River.
Spring Creek.
Sproat Lake.
San Joseph Creek.
St. Andrews Creek.
Sage Creek.
Sand River.
Sutchie River.
Sarita Lake.
Sarita River.
Sarita River, South Fork.
Ternan Creek.
Taylor Creek.
Tsusiat Lake.
Toquart River.
Tranquill-J Creek.
Trout River.
Tahsis River.
View Lake.
Williams Lake.
Yellowstone Creek.
Spring on Sharp. Point.
Pond situate about 600 feet from Grappler Creek.
Small stream emptying into bay about
half a mile west of Village Point, Kyuquot Sound.
Creek running through Lot 5, Rupert
District.
Small creek running through Block 3 of
Lot 100, Alberni.
Unnamed creek running through Lot 148,
Alberni.
Creek which enters Lot 27, approximately
1,700 feet west of northeast corner.
And all unnamed springs, streams, creeks,
ponds,   gulches,  and  lakes  tributary  to
or in  the vicinity of the above-named
streams.
Take  notice  that  each   and  every  person,
partnership,   company,   or   municipality   who,
on  the said   12th day of  March,   1909,  had
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed to forward, on or before
the 4th day of May, 1912, to the Comptroller
of Water Rights at the Parliament Buildings
at Victoria a memorandum of claim in writing, as required by section  28 of the  said
Act as amended.
Printed forms for such memorandum (Form
No. 19) can be obtained from any of tbe
Water Recorders in the Province.
The said Board of Investigation will then
proceed to tabulate such claims.
After the claims have been tabulated by
the Board, notice will be given of the places
and days on which evidence and argument
will be heard at local points.
Dated at Victoria, this 12th day of March,
1912.
By order of the Board of Investigation,
J. F. ARMSTRONG,
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights,
mch. 23 apt 20 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912
Dominion and Provincial
News
Possibly the Fire Bug
Chas. Acres, alias C. S. Stanley,
who had previously purchased a supply of matches locally, was gathered
in by the police while lighting
matches under suspicious circumstances at the rear of the Davis block
Grand Forks, Saturday midnight, and
his late movements suggest that he
may be responsible for some of the
incendiary fires which have been oc
curring at Nelson lately.
Acres has done time at San Fran
cisco. He was in Nelson the night
the Yale Columbia lumber mill was
fired, having arrived there that day
from Rossland. He came to Grand
Forks the day following the fire, and
last week was corralled by the local
police for selling watches without a
license, as well as for trying to carry
an over-load of whiskey. He put up
a strong plea for mercy and was allowed to go by the magistrate.
As a result of his Saturday night
match escapade he appeared before
Magistrate Cochrane Monday morning as a vag., and was sentenced to
Nelson jail for six months, Chief
Savage taking him to Nelson on Tuesday, He was immediately recognized
by the conductor as one who tried to
beat his way from Nelson to Grand
Forks.
Will Run Boat on the Stikine
Information has reached Game
Warden Bryan Williams, Prince Rupert, from the Hudson's Bay Company of its intention to operate the
steamer Port Simpson on the Stikine river for the present summer.
The chief object of the company is
to cater to the tourist and hunting
fraternities. The steamer, which has
for several years operated on the
Skeena, is a magnificent specimen of
stern wheeler and has accommodation for about 200 passengers. She
will connect at Wrangell with the
coast steamers and go as far up the
Stikine as Telegraph Creek, a distance
of 160 miles. The Stikine is a very
swift-flowing river and the voyage
up, which takes two and a half days,
is compensated for by the return
journey, which only takes half a day.
The river is less dangerous than the
Skeena, having fewer shallows,
though there is plenty of excitement
in warping over the riffles and
through the rapids.
In addition to the bear for which
the Stikine is famous, there are
moose, caribou and an abundance of
mountain goats and wild fowl there,
says the game warden. The trip is
likely to attract a large number of
visitors to the province.
The Real Depleter
Several Indians have been arrested
near Mara by Game Warden Blurton
and Constable Price, charged with
having illegally destroyed many deer.
The officers discovered no fewer than
13 carcases in the bush, and also gathered evidence to show that many
others had been lately killed. As a
result of careful watching they were
able to arrest a number of Indians.
The deer are killed to obtain unborn
fawns, which are relished as a special
dish by the Indians, who also sell to
the Chinese. The Chinese pickle the
fawn's bodies in alcohol and the
liquid then attains a high value. The
laws with regard to the protection of
deer in the Okanagan are being strictly observed in order that the animals
may multiply. At one time there was
an appreciable diminution in their
numbers.
Important Corner in Prince Rupert
Sells for $50,000
According to advices from up
river, V. W. Smith and Geo. Morrow
have sold the corner of First avenue
and McBride street, Prince Rupert,
where already there is an excavation,
for $50,000, and that the purchasers
will erect  a  first-class  hotel.
More  Rolling Stock for  Kettle
Valley Line
With increased local business and
additional cars and engines required
for  its  lines   west   of   Midway,  the
Kettle Valley railway has been handicapped somewhat of late through lack
of rolling stock. Supt. F. Demuth
left Grand Forks last Monday for
New York, after a conference with
President J. J.'Warren, and it is understood his mission to the east is
for the purpose of placing a large
order for rolling stock for the company. The order will include fifty
cars and three engines for immediate
shipment.
An engine and crew left Grand
Forks Wednesday for Midway, over
the C. P. R., and has been handling
freight on the line from Midway to
Carmi. It is stated that another crew
will be started 011 Monday. Construction work on the line from Carmi towards the summit is being held
up on account of the great amount
of snow which still exists in the upper
valley. However, everything is being got in readiness for the rushing
of the work next month.
We are the Best
in Our Line
Quality and Freshness
are what Bancroft's
Chocolates are noted
for. Mail and Express
orders a specialty. All
we ask is a trial.
Palace of Sweets
1013 Government St.
Victoria, B. C.
Five Diamond Drills at Work
George Mann says four or five diamond drills are at work on Masset
Inlet on coal properties and many
settlers are arriving, Mr. Mann is
one of the oldest settlers on the
Queen Charlotte Islands.
Arson
The reward offered for the apprehension of the incendiary who set fire
to the Yale-Columbia mill, and is believed to be responsible for a number
of other incendiary fires in Nelson, is
now $2,500. The City Council offers
$500; another $500 has been raised
by public subscription, and the Attorney-General's department offers
$1,500.
Fifty Mennonites Arrive in Nelson
A party of Mennonites, numbering
close upon 50, arrived in Nelson recently on their way to Watsham Valley. P. H. Weibe, who made a tour
of British Columbia last summer as
advance man of the Mennonite settlement at St. Anne, Man., decided
upon Watshan Valley as the most
suitable place for his people and
brought out a party of eight last
fall, who have been working through
the winter in preparation for the
party now on their way. A sawmill
is to be erected at the settlement and
close upon 500,000 feet of timber has
been already felled. All these people
have been engaged in farming in
Manitoba ancl are bringing seven carloads of machinery and effects with
them. They intend to go in for fruit
raising on a large scale. Later in the
summer another large party will move
out to British Columbia. The present party is in charge of Mr. Weibe,
who has made arrangements with the
C. P. R., upon whose line the party
has travelled, to have a special trip
made by the boat today from Nakusp
to the Needles, at whicii place the
party will disembark for the Watshan Valley.
WHY  HE  WASN'T  PROMOTED
He watched the clock.
He was always grumbling.
He was always behindhand.
He didn't believe in himself.
His stock excuse was "I  forgot."
He wasn't ready for the next step.
He did not put his heart in his
work.
He learned nothing from his blunders.
He felt that he was above his position.
He ruined his ability by half doing
things.
He never dared to act on his own
judgment.
He did not think it worth while to
learn how,
He tried to make "bluff" take the
place of ability.
He thought he must take amusement every evening.
He did not learn that the best part
of his salary was not in his pay
envelope.—Success.
Don't Throw Away
Gillette Blades
We Re-sharpen
them better than
new, 35c. per doz.
Mail a dozen and
test results
Fox's Cutlery Store
View Street
Jl Royal Drink
OLD BANFF
SCOTCH
JAS. SIMPSON, Distiller
B. C. Agency, 1205 Langley
Street
Phone 288 Victoria, B. C.
tt up Bom
THEBrsTormmiiiNG
IN THE HEART CWT THEClTY
135R00HSlT_ltot1-50SAHHiROQH3
Removal Notice
J. G. Elliott has removed to
532 Broughton Street, below
Government, and still represents the old reliable Atlas
Assurance Companv, Ltd.,
of London, England.
Phone 660.      P. 0. Box 450
If you have Property to Sell
or property to buy give us
the details. We'll do the rest
BRUBAKER & MEHAREY
Real Estate and Insurance
Merchants Bank Building
Victoria, B. C.
The New Seed Store
Don't Delay. If you have not yet plantecl
your bulbs, do so now. See us for Seeds
of All Kinds, Hardy Perennials. Rose Trees
Shrubs, Etc. TELEPHONE 2270
8S4 Yates St., NevCaniegte library
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Edward Harrington, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Lineman, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described fands:—Commencing at a post planted half a mile south of the S. W. corner of
William Sutherland's late pre-emption No.
2975, on the west side of the Bella Coola
River; thence 40 chains west; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains east; thence 40
chains north to the point of commencement,
containing 160 acres or thereabouts.
Dated February 24th, 1912.
EDWARD HARRINGTON,
mch. 16 may 11
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Jeff Kiljs-ore, of Victoria,
B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the N. W. corner of Lot 319 in Range 3,
Upper Bella Coola Valley; thence 20 chains
south; thence 20 chains west; thence 20
chains north; thence 20 chains east to the
point of commencement, containing 40 acres or
thereabouts.
Dated February 24th, 1912.
JEFF  KILGORE.
mch. 16 may 11
NOTICE
Meryl   Mineral   Claim,   situate   in   Victoria
Mining   Division   of   Highland   District.
Where located—On Section 61, east side,
Saanich.
TAKE  NOTICE that  I,  W.  A.   Lorimer,
Free Miner's Certificate No.  54147B, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for  the purpose  of  obtaining  a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that
action, under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1912.
feb. 17 apl. 13
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that James H. Morrison,
of Dunder, Scotland, occupation Accountant,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following  described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about 40 chains west from
the north-east corner of Timber Licence No.
44219; thenee yt.n 29 chains; thence north
40  chains;  thence  east 20  chains;  thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement
and containing 80 acres more or less.
Dated January 3rd,  <9i2.
JAMES HODGINS MORRISON,
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
feb. 24 apl. 20
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Malahat
TAKE NOTICE that I, Henry Kelway
Gwyer Bamber, of London, England, occupation Cement Manufacturer, intends to apply
tor permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the southeast corner of Lot 127, Malahat
District; thence in a northerly direction following the high water mark of Saanich Inlet
for a distance of 50 chains more or less to
the southern boundary of Lot 102, Malahat
District; thence true east for a distance of
3 chains 30 links, more or less, to low water
mark of said Saanich Inlet; thence following
said low water mark of said Inlet in a southerly direction to a point which is true east
of the point of commencement; thence true
west to the point of commencement, and containing ten acres more or less.
Dated 29th day of January,  1912.
HENRY KELWAY GWYER BAMBER,
Per Francis A. Devereux, Agent,
feb. 24' apl. 20
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot 55, Queen Charlotte District,
by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on the 27th of December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said land to the
Canadian North Pacific Fisheries, Limited.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th February, 1912.
mch 9 june 8
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Interior
Fittings, Post Office, at Nanaimo, B.C.," will
be received until 4.00 p.m., on Monday, April
22,  1912, for the work mentioned.
Tenders will not bc considered unless made
upon forms furnished by Department, and in
accordance with conditions contained therein.
Plans and specifications to be seen on application to Mr. James May, Clerk of Works,
Nanaimo, B.C., Mr. W. Henderson, Resident
Architect, Victoria, B.C.. and at the Department of  Public Works,  Ottawa.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accented cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent (10%)
of the amount of the tender.
By order.
R.   C.   DESROCHERS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, March  28,  1912.
apl6 apl6
ISLANDS' LAND DISTRICT
District of West Pender Island
TAKE notice that Washington Grimmer, of
West Pender Island, farmer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands: Three (3) small rocky islets,
forming within boundary of Grimmer's Bay,
and southern boundary of Port Washington
Bay, off Section 23, West Fender Island said
islets containing total of one acre, more or
less.
Dated April 2nd, 1912, at Port Washington,
B. C.
WASHINGTON   GRIMMER,
june 1
apl 6
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the resi
established by notice published in the Brl
Columbia Gazette of the 14th August, if
and dated the 13th August. 1884, is cancJ
in so far as the same relates to Fractil
Sections 2 and 11, Township 12, and f
portion of Section 35, Township 10, KootJ
District, lying North of the C. P. R. -J
of way and West of the E* & N. Rail
right of way in order that a sale of thef
lands may be made to Henry L. Simons.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lan|
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan 13
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the r|
isting over the lands described as "
2130, Group One, New Westminster
reason of a notice bearing date of
June,  1007, and published in the
by reason of a notice bearing date of thi
of June, 1907, and published in the r
Columbia Gazette on August  29th,   10
cancelled 10 to permit of a lease of thel
being given to Albert Scott.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. <_.,
January 5th, 1912.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the rl
existing over the lands described aa La
2130, Group One, New Westminster Dl
by reason of a notice bearing date of thi
day of June, 1907, and published il
British Columbia Gazette on August I
1007, is cancelled so as to permit of al
of the lands being given to Albert Scott]
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lai
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January sth, 1912.
jan 13
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the R<
existing over Lot 6623, Group One, Koo
District, formerly embraced in Timber Li
No. 16727, by reason of a notice bearing
of 24th December, 1907, and published 1
British Columbia Gazette of 27th Dece
1907, is cancelled in order that a sale <
said lands may be effected to Elizabe
Cummings.
ROBT. A RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of I
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
February 8th, 1912.
feb. 17
ALBERNI  LAND DISTRICT
District   of   Rupert
TAKE notice that E. Shaw, of Vanci
B.C., clerk, intends to  apply  for perm
to purchase the following described lar
Commencing at a post planted at the
east corner of Lot 20 (situated on the
kish River),  being the north-west corr
land   applied   for;    thence   east   80   cl
thence   south   40   chains;    thence   wei
chains;  thence north 40 chains to  poi
commencement.
Dated   March   ist,   1912.
EMMETT SHAW.
Geo.   F.  Hibberd, 1
mch 23
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Malahat
TAKE notice that Arthur W. McCur
Victoria, B.C., occupation Retired, intei
apply for permission to lease the foil
described lands:—Commencing at a post
ed at the southeasterly corner of Lo'
Malahat District, thence southwesterly
the shore of Saanich Inlet to the sot
angle of said lot; thence east five c
thence northeasterly pa-allel to the sh(
Saanich Inlet to a point five chains so
the point of commencement; thence nor
chains to the point of commencement.
Dated March  nth,   1912.
ARTHUR W. McCUR
mch 23
THE   FAVORITE   GOLD MINING
DEVELOPMENT COMPANY,
Limited  Liability
TAKE NOTICE that three months
the date of the first insertion of this
herein application will be made to His E
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council f
Order in Council, changing the presen
porate name of the above company t
"United Coal and Development Con
Limited Liability."
Dated this 28th day of February, 19
6. L. MILNE,
A. S. ASHWELL, Pre:
Secretary,
mch 9 THE WEEK,' SATURDAY, aML'%,%12
9
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laracter by Handwriting
The Editor o! The Week wishes
call special attention to this De-
tment, which is conducted by an
glish gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
attainments.   Character reading
hand-writing   is   a   scientific
dy, entirely devoid of charlatanism
is possibly the most reliable in-
of all, because hand-writing reds the development of character,
its index is not confined to nail   traits.    It   is   an   interesting
ly, not merely in enabling us to
ourselves as others see us, but
be turned to important account
ubmitting the hand-writing of per-
with whom we have business re-
ns.  Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
only a reasonable precaution to
all that the chirographist can
us.   Before deciding to institute'
Department the Editor of The
k imposed the severest tests, sub-
ng the   hand-writing   of well-
m persons entirely unknown to
gentleman  conducting this  De-
nent, who is a stranger to Vic-
and a recent arrival.   He is pre-
to guarantee absolute accuracy
hopes that the readers of The
c will avail themselves of what
jenuine privilege.
RULES
All persons wishing to consult
" must   enclose   a specimen of
•writing,  consisting of not less
six lines written in ink on un-
paper.   A portion of a letter is
better than copied matter.    It
be signed with their own name
ot, but there must be an initial
nom-de-plume   to   identify   the
er, which will appear in the-next
of The Week.
Each specimen of hand-writing
be accompanied by a P. O.
$i.od. Stamps will not be acid, and the outside of the en-
e should be indited "Hand-writ-
Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
WATER ACT AND
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AMENDMENTS    ' ~
. Application to-be fited with the Water  Recorder   within   ten   days   after   the   first
publication of the Water Notice in a local newspaper.    (See Section 61 as re-enacted by the
Amendment Act of 1912.)
1. THe name and residence-of the applicant. Please give full name, initials are not
sufficient.
2. A clear description of the stream, with
its name (if any) ; state the direction in which
it flows and. where it sinks or empties.
3. The quantity of water applied for expressed in acre-feet per annum, cubic feet per
second, gallons per day, or miners' inches, as
you prefer.
4. The point of diversion, stating the distance from some surveyed line or some known
point. For example: About 500 feet upstream from the soutii line of Section 25,
Township 19.
5. The dams, ditches, flumes, pipes, or other
works for diverting, carrying, or storing the
water.
6. The purpose for which the water will be
used—Domestic, municipal, irrigation, industrial, power (which includes the sale of
power), mining, or as the case may be.
?a, If the purpose is domestic, irrigation,
industrial, mining, or the lowering of a body
of water, an accurate description of the land
or mine where it is intended to use or lower
the water.
7b. If it is intended to sell the water or the
power to be generated from the water, a
description of the territory within which the
water or the power will be sold.
8. A general description of the land which
will be affected by the construction of tne
works, giving the lot numbers or the owners'
names, if known.
9. The area of Provincia. Crown lands which
will be affected by the said works, so far as
known.
10. The area of private lands will be affected
v the said works, so far as known.
11. The date of the posting of the notices
on the ground.
12. The date of the first publication of the
notice in a local newspaper, and the name of
the newspaper and the place where it is
published.
11. The   address   to   which   notices   to   the
applicant may be mailed.
Allan James Hook, Cobble Hill, B. C.
The stream< rising in Section 6, Range ro*
Shawnigan District, and fldwing entirely in
Said section until it reaches the sea.
6 cubic feet per second.
Attach a sketch of the stream and the lands
affected.
Near where the stream flows into the sea,
viz., about 15 chains south of the North line
oi section 6.
Irrigation.
Whole of Section 6, and part of Section 5,
Range 10, Shawnigan District, entirely owned
by the applicant.
None.
As above.
20th March, 1912.
April 6th, The Week, Victoria, B. C.
A. J. Hook, Cobble Hill, B. C, or
Eberts & Taylor, 1114 Langley St., Victoria,
B. C.
If the application includes an application for a licence to store or pen back water, add:
Apl 6
A  description  of  each   reservoir  site.
An estimate of the area of each reservoir when full.
The probabie length and height of each dam.
, (Signature)
AU.AN  JAMES   HOOK.
Apl. 27
In the art of condensing theatrical news
the "New York Telegraph" stands pretty,
high.    F'rinstance:
"Even Art cannot successfully combat, appendicitis, and on Thursday Miss Vivian
Blackburn gave up her part in 'Everywoman'
and her vermiform appendix simultaneously."
THEV BOTH LOST
They were a sly pair; the cashier and the
pretty waitress, but one day they met their
match. A gentleman called for his check
and upon its being presented he carefully
added it up and found an overcharge of one
dollar.
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HE  COULDN'T   GUESS
"When I marry," said the girl, "I am going to marry a man who drinks, smokes,
plays cards, or who belongs to a club. Still,
I want him to have a good time."
"Where?" he asked.
HIS BEST MOVE
The late Sir Lewis Morris, author of "The
Epic of Hades," was complaining bitterly to
Oscar Wilde of the attitude of the press in
the matter of his claims to the poet laureate-
ship.
"It is all a complete conspiracy of silence
against mc," he declared, "a conspiracy of
silence.    What ought I to do?"
"Join it," replied Wilde.
EASY
"It is hard for us who are accustomed to
speak only English to pronounce some of
thc French words that are so commonly used."
"Oh,  I  don't  think  so."
"You don't? Well, how do you pronounce
'e-m-b-o-n-p-o-i-n-t?' "
"Fat!"
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wonderful offerings of this establishment. This is the one store in the country that offers you a big assortment
of every home-furnishing need—that shows every home-furnishing necessary under one roof. Men, and especially
business men, will understand the great advantages of buying in large quantities and for spot cash. This is what
we do, and is one main reason for the excellent values this establishment offers. We don't profess to sell "cheaper"
FURNITURE than anyone else, but we do claim to give better quality for the same money. The best advice we
can give to any prospective buyer of home-furnishings is to come to the Store that Saves you Money.
Rich Spring Carpets
In the last few days we received from the Templeton Factories large shipments of rich carpets for the Spring trade.
These included some very handsome patterns in Brussels, Axminsters and Wiltons. These are now on display in
the Carpet Department, and we suggest an early visit so that you may view the complete assortments. Hundreds
of delighted customers throughout this city and country bear witness to the high quality and the excellent values
offered in our Carpet Department, and that's the best kind of reason why you should investigate our offerings before
investing a penny in Carpets. Costs nothing to visit our store. These prices are for Carpets made and laid by
skilled workmen.
Tapestry Carpets from, per yard 75c Wilton Carpets from, per yard $1.90
Brussels Carpets from, per yard $1.25 Axminster Carpets from, per yard $1.90
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912
Mrs. Gresley entertained last week
at a smart tea party.
Miss   E.  Clarke  from  Toronto,  is
the guest of friends in this city.
* *   #
Miss Fisher from Tacoma, is enjoying a short visit to Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. H. Doyen from
Vancouver were in town during the
week.
* *   *
W. E. Fry from Seattle was registered at the King Edward Hotel during the week.
* *   *
Mr. Walter Jones from Ladysmith,
B. C, was  a  guest recently at  the
Westholme Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. John T. C. Williams,
Vancouver, spent the week-end as
guests at the Empress Hotel.
*■*•   *   *
Mrs. Walter Finch Page, Burdette
avenue, has issued invitations for an
"at home" on Monday, April 15th.
* •*    *
Mrs. Crofton from Salt Spring
Island, is a guest in town and is staying at the Woman's Club.   .
* *   *
Mrs. James Harvey, accompanied
by Miss Rose Anderson, are in town
from Knapp Island and are making a
short stay here.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gore and
party spent the week-e.nd at Alberni,
motoring up from Victoria.
* *   ♦
Mr. and Mrs. Humphry were in
the city from Vancouver for a few
days during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. F. A. Howell, accompanied by
Miss Nettie Howell, have left town
on an extended visit to England.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilkerson are
registered at the Empress, where they
will stay until they go into their home
on Harrison Street.
* *   *
Mrs. Sylvester, 1716 Fort Street,
gave a very enjoyable card party last
Thursday week evening.
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Doris Mason to Mr. Roger Monteith has been
arranged to take place on the 24th
of this month.
* *   *
Miss Josephine Audin, from Spokane, is the guest of friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Colonel and Mrs. J. Eardley Wilmot, Miss V. Eardley Wilmot, Mrs.
de Salis and Captain H. de Salis are
guests in Victoria, from Shawnigan
Lake.
* *   *
The second annual dance of the
Burleith Tennis Club will be held in
the A. O. U. W. Hall on Monday,
April 15th. The committee consists
of the following:*—Messrs. J. H. McConnell, E. Townsley, J. Russell, 0.
Anderson, H. Hewlett, W. Kennedy,
C. V. McConnell, and W. Blake.
* *   »
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Edwards announce the engagement of their
daughter, Ethel Winifred, to Mr.
Frederick H. Wright, eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Wright, of Central   Park.    The  wedding  will   take
place shortly.
* »   *
Another smart luncheon party was
that given by Mrs. Jack Templeton
on last Friday week in honour of Miss
V. Blackwood. Those present were:
Miss Viva Blackwood, Mrs. Douglas
Hunter, Mrs. Bernard Heisterman,
Miss M. Rome, Miss Troup, Miss
Audin, Miss Ruby Fell, Mrs. Keith
Wilson,   Miss   Ross  Arbuthnot  and
Miss Blackwood.
* *   *
Miss Ruby Fell was hostess during
thc week of a charming luncheon
party given in honour of her friend,
Mrs. Jack Templeton. The table was
very prettily decorated with wild
cherry blossoms and greenery. Thc
guests present wcre: Mrs. Douglas
Hunter, Mrs. Phillips, Miss Blackwood, Miss Viva Blackwood, Miss
Olive Day, Miss Marjorie Rome and
Miss Josephine Audin (Spokane).
* *   *
Mrs. Lindsay was also one of this
week's hostesses and entertained at a
most enjoyable tea given in honour
of Miss Viva Blackwood. Amongst
those who attended were: Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Macdonald, Mrs. Bodwell, Mrs. Heisterman, Miss Pitts,
Miss Marion Pitts, Miss Gladys Pitts,
Miss Blackwood, Miss Viva Blackwood, Miss Marjorie Rome, Miss Ross
Arbuthnot, Miss Ruby Fell, Mrs.
Despard Twigg, Miss Audin, Mrs.
Ray Rome, Mrs. Stuart Robertson,
Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Jack
Templeton and many others.
* *   *
Invitations have been issued for the
wedding of Miss Grace Marguerite
Bell, daughter of Mr. J. Bell, of Vernon, B.C., to Reverend George C. F.
Pringle, formerly of Yukon. The
ceremony will take place on April the
17th, at St. Andrew's Church, Vernon. After April 30th, they will make
their home East Collingwood, Vancouver, B. C.
* *   *
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Douglas St.,
was hostess recently of a smart tea
and stocking shower given in honour
of Miss Viva Blackwood, who is to
be married shortly. Among the guests
present were: Mrs. Jack Templeton,
Miss Blackwood, Mrs. Hebden Gillespie, Miss Floience Gillespie, Mrs.
Garnett Hughes, Miss Phyllis Mason,
the Misses Page, Miss Marjorie
Rome, Miss Olive Day, Miss Doris
Mason, Miss Mason, Miss Tiny Monteith, Mrs. Keith Wilson, Mrs. Basil
Prior, Miss W. Johnson, Mrs. Arthur
Harvey, the Misses Cross, Mrs. A. S.
Gore and Miss D. Raymur.
Mrs. E. B. MacKay was the guest
of honour recently of a very smart
tea given by her many friends at the
Empress Hotel. The dining-room was
reserved for the occasion, small tea
tables being placed about adorned
with spring flowers and daffodils.
The guests present were: Mrs. E. B.
MacKay, Mrs. T. Danford, Mrs. C. E.
Billinghurst, Miss Bates, Miss Brown,
Miss Bond, Mrs. Bell, Miss Criddle,
Mrs. C. W. Chuich, Mrs. T. A. Cairns,
Miss Duff, Mrs. Napier Denison, Mrs.
Dallain, Mrs. Edward, Mrs. Guy Goddard, Mrs. Herrick McGregor, Mrs.
Goddard, Mrs. J. Gray, Mrs. Harry
Helmcken, Mrs. T. Holmes, Mrs. E.
F. Hall, Mrs. Humphrey, Mrs. D.
Higgins, Mrs. L. H. Hardy, Mrs. Napier Hibben, Miss Mollie Hibben,
Mrs. Lawder, Mrs. T. Leeming, Mrs.
Muir, Miss Jones, Mrs. R. B. McMicking, Mrs. H. A. Morley, Miss B.
Morley, Mrs. Mountain, Mrs. Richard
Nash, Mrs. G. Napier, Mrs. Newton,
Mrs. J. Nicholls, Mrs. O. B. Norrington, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. McB.
Smith, Mrs. Stannard, Miss Smith,
Miss Sorby, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Simmons, Mrs. Travis, Mrs. Roy Troup,
Mrs. B. Thompson, Mrs. G. A. McTavish, Mrs. F. H. Warlock, Mrs. R.
Wolfenden, Mrs. H. W. Wilders, and
Mrs. Young, Sr.
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but wear will never rub the High Finish from a
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Worthy materials and careful
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every standpoint. We are exclusive agents for Victoria. Let
your Easter Hat be a "Smile."
Prices $4 and $5. We'll also
show you the finest Hat in the
world—our $20.00 "Smile."
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"You'll  Like Our Clothes "—Reg'd
Westholme Grill
Formerly Songhees
Completely rehabilitated, under new management.
Music from 6.30 to 8.30 and 10 to 1 a.m.   L. Turner, Leader.
A Merchants' Club Luncheon served in a jiffy from noon until 2
40 cents.   Reserve your tables in advance.
$1.00 Table d'Hote Dinner
Every Sunday
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Manage!
Ladies' Tailors
Dealers in Silks, Laces Etc.
Ladies' and Children's
Whitewear
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P. O. Box 160
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Butter
The quality of Butter depends
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Try ISLAND CREAMERY
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A Bottle of Per
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Chocolates
Makes a very acceptabl
Easter Gift. We have a larg
and varied stock of Frenc
and English Perfumes i
fancy boxes or in the bull
at   most   reasonable   prices
CHOCOLATES
All choice goods, and alway
deliriously   fresh,   from  25
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1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
Roy'i   Art   Gins   Worki   and   Stoi
915 Pandora St,   Victoria, B. C.
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Over thirty yean' experience in
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11
"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
Humours
(By The Hornet)
ff
Ihat there have been two "worth
lie" shows at the Victoria Thea-
|this week
* *   *
Ihat if "Excuse Me" was a roaring
le, it was smart, clever, and novel,
lough it would make a better
ldeville   sketch   compressed   into
1 Act,
* *   *
Jiat "Miss Nobody from Starland"
■Id have been good with the first
lcut out,
* *   *
hat the best turn in this show was
j of the "Spaghetti" Lady with a
Iperament."
1
lat Mme. Burnett still holds her
I against all-comers at the West
|e Grill.
at Conductor Turner is demon
lng that outside stars twinkle
Jfeehly alongside local talent,
kt Victoria has one novel curi-
J according to the police, a speed
|lectric brougham
* *   *
at  for  once   the   Police   Magis
| was hard to convince
* *   *
lat some people possess a positive
|ts for misinterpreting plain Eng*
* *   *
lat in  its last issue The  Week
plimented two well  known pub
|entlemen,    and    one   of    them
adit he was being "knocked."
* *   *
|at the School Trustees are adopt
wise course in  cutting down
Expenditure   on the   new High
lol
* *   *
lat there will be general disap-
Iment if they do not hold on to
|$i4,ooo   forfeit  which   they   had
the defaulting contractors.
* *   *
lat this should be applied specific
J to school purposes and should
(go to the general  funds of the
* *   *
pat Mr. McDiarmid, Ex-City So-
J)r, has put in a strenuous two
Is and emerges from many a con-
1 without the loss of a feather.
* *   *
liat he and Neil McKay will make
I of the strongest legal combina
(s in the city.
* *   *
liat by the time it is completed,
I Sooke  Lake  water project  wi
fully as much as was estimated.
* *   *
liat the cost of expropriations is
|nting  higher  and   higher   every
* *   *
liat delayed settlements are cost
lthe   city   tens   of   thousands   of
Irs
+   *   *
|iat  instead  of  crying "Hold-up"
_!ity authorities would be well ad
|1 to "settle."
* *   *
|iat acting on the suggestion of
Week,  the  professional   chauf
have become    patrons    of the
aria Towel Supply Company.
* *   *
lat the only possible disadvant*
pn this is that some of them can
|be identified
* *   *
lat the most unique figure at the
Ial of the late Mr. C. E. Pooley
lthe  venerable  Dr.  Helmcken
* *   *
|at the  Doctor belongs to that
of  distinguished  octogenarians
hom Bishop Cridge, Lord Strath-
and Sir Charles Tupper are the
| known
* *   *
|at the I. W. W.'s will find out in
order that B. C. is an unhealthy
Iping ground for professional agi
|s.
* *   *
lat Attorney-General Bowser has
|far more difficult problems to
and has solved them without
|ng a hair.
That the "I Won't Work" Brigade
are to be classed with those of whom
the Premier said that they would do
well to talk less and work'more.
* *.   *
That if the "treating" habit could
be knocked on the head, the worst
abuse in the liquor traffic would be
eliminated.
* *   *
That there is no denying the existence of a world-wide movement in
favour of real temperance.
* *   *
That the movement will not be accelerated but retarded by extreme
measures.
* *   *
That the ultimate victory will rest
with the "sanctified common sense"
of humanity.
That the Canadian Press can well
afford to leave Colonel Roosevelt to
the tender mercies of his American
critics.
* *   *
That the leading papers of his owrt
country are slowly but surely "skinning him alive."
* *   *
That he stands about as much
chance of securing the nomination for
a third term as of being appointed
king of the Solomon Isles.
* *   *
That the Federal M. P. for Victoria
is named G. H. Barnard; Nanaimo is
represented by F. H. Shepherd.
* *   *
That on Wednesday a small tradesman on Cormorant Street was summoned for blocking the sidewalk; this
is a crumb of comfort for the long-
suffering pedestrians on View and
Broad.
* *   *
That on Wednesday speeding motor
fines advanced from $20 to $40, but
will probably not remain at that
figure.
* *   *
That British Columbia is the Eldorado of escaping prisoners, and
Victoria bids fair to oust New Westminster from the premier place.
* *   *
That judging from the news items
in the daily papers, one would suppose that the only gamblers in Victoria are Chinamen. There is, how
ever, some doubt about this.
* *   *
That the boxing display put on at
the Victoria Theatre by the J. B.' A.
A. -was, taking, it altogether, the best
ever seen in the city.
* **   *
That the referee was far from competent and set many of us wishing for
the return of Dodd.
* *   *
That there   were   three   or   four
boxers who would distinguish them
selves in almost any company.
* *   *
That the informal dinner given by
the J. B. A. A. at the Empress Hote
on Wednesday night was an entertaining and successful function.
* *   *
That those who were unavoidably
absent missed a good thing.
* *   *
That there are two public bodies
111 Victoria which do not acknowledge
respectful communications—the fcity
Council and the Automobile Club.
That the former has made the
amende honourable  to  Ex-Alderman
Langley.
* *   *
That if the London Daily Telegraph considers Mr. Lloyd George
"elusive," what does it think of the
Countess of Warwick?
* *   *
That this illustrious lady is not the
only suffragette of whom it might be
said, "You would know her by her
dog."
That .thirty years ago she.ivas the
richest heiress and the most beautiful
woman in Devonshire, and now she
is only a*'"dog-gone" suffragette.
* *   *
That when the Toronto Gtobri': gave
the Liberals of B. C. credit for 'the
abolition of taxes it had in mind the
personnel of the Tax Commission.
That    the    appointment    of A.  S.
Goodeve as a Railway Commissioner
will be received with universal satisfaction in the West.
* *   *   *
That if there had been a female
searcher, Morris would not have been
able to secrete the poker with which
he assaulted the City Prosecutor-
he had it in his pocket.
* *   *
That the "ne temere" decree possesses no terrors for the young people of Ontario and Quebec, judging
by the large number of mixed marriages.
* *   *
That the old adage, "Love laughs at
locksmiths," will have to be amended
in order to bring it up to date.
* *   *
That it would be interesting to
know just what Victorians think of
the splendid enterprise which introduced them to ice hockey.
* *   *
That The Week is not alone in its
opinion that the best attraction the
city has ever known is that introduced by the Patrick family.
* *   *
That to put on the ice a team
which, in its first season, has beaten
the Eastern Star aggregation is little
short of marvellous.
* *   *
That the license of the Colonist
Hotel should not have been transferred, but extinguished—long ago.
* *   *
That ostriches are of both genders.
Stick a Pin
in an ordinary cravat, »nd you will
leaves peimsnent and uniishtly hole.
Thii test of quality with
Reid's Real
Bengalene
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They are rich in appearance, tie
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All the modish shapes in Iwenty-foui
new shades al from JO cents lo $ 1.50,
according lo shape. Procurable (rom
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yours, we will supply postpaid, or
tell you who does carry them.
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1004 Government Street
The Men's
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A Select Showing
of all the new
models    and
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_l We invite you to
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Therefore, in selling you
STETSON hats we sell
you the best hats made. The
"Stetson" sets the styles for
men's hats, which means, of
course, that in selecting a
"Stetson" hat now you are
vetting the latest Spring style.
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Spence, Doherty & Co,
j216 Douglas St.
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550 Yates Street
ST. FRANCIS HOTEL
Victoria, B. C.
Formerly Oriental Hotel
LAMBERT & SEDNEY, Props.
Special Inducements to Transients.   Rates Reasonable.
First Class Bar in conection. Newly Renovated.
McLaughlin Automobiles
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Model 29—Th.e: Car for the Man of
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Specifications:—Five-seated Torpedo body; semi-floating rear axle;
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Telephone 695
Victoria, B. C.
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912
The Western Land & Dairy Company, Ld.
An Important Agricultural and Dairying Industry for Northern B. C.
WE have heard much of the natural
resources of British Columbia ancl
especially of the untold and undeveloped wealth of the northern section of
the Province. Little, by little the truth is
leaking out, and the outside world is learning that this great, almost unexplored country is rich in everything which nature, -in
her most prodigal mood, can bestow.
It is only three or four years since, the
first news of a rich North found its way
into the columns of the newspapers. Its
advance agent may fairly be regarded as
the founder of the Prince Rupert Empire,
John Houston, the veteran journalist, who,
with an instinct for news, managed to buttonhole every prospector ancl every tramp
who found his way from the great Northland into the pioneer city of a new western
world.
The public, naturally conservative, received most of these stories with "a grain
of salt," but already subsequent investigation has shown that the pioneer prospectors saw practically nothing of the na-
natural wealth by which they were surrounded.
With such inadequate transportation as
now exists it has been possible to determine the existence of an enormous anthracite coal field, undoubtedly one of the
largest and most valuable on the continent,
and the fact that it has been sold for
$2,000,000 in a virgin state Is the best testimony to its genuineness.
In the neighbourhood Of the Portland
Canal a permanent mining camp has been
established, and the activities of as shrewd
an investor as Sir Donald Mann has already
established an important city at Stewart and
ensured a populous and prosperous district
in the near future.
Groundhog Mountain has been talked of
all over the English-speaking world ancl is
already a name to conjure with. Latest advices show that the anthracite coal field referred to extends into the Naas Valley.
Indeed, no limits can be assigned to this ancl
to many other mineral deposits already discovered but not developed.
Perhaps the most satisfactory testimony
to the importance of the North as a new
mining country is to be found in the decision of the Granby Mining ancl Smelting
Company to erect a smelter at Granby Bay.
But it was not to talk of mineral or lumbering possibilities great as they are, that
this article was commenced, but rather to
draw attention to a new industry of an entirely different character and possibly of
even greater importance to the Province.
Mines, however rich, become exhausted;
forests, however extensive, are finally cut
down; but rich agricultural land, if properly cultivated, is a permanent asset, and
shows no depreciation with years.
Agriculture and dairying are the oldest
industries under the sun, ancl will always
be the most important. They form the
backbone of prosperity, because they are
the means of furnishing the necessaries of
life.
While there has been no question as to
the mineral ancl forest wealth of northern
B. C, many doubts have been expressed as
to its agricultural possibilities.   The popu
lar impression has been that the climate is
too cold and the winters too long for successful farming or dairying. This is true
as applied to many sections of the North,
but it is as far as possible from the truth
with respect to others.
farms and will find a good market at Prince
Rupert and all northern cities.
A feature of this enterprise which is of
special importance is the fact that the company proposes to introduce the Silo system
which has been worked to such great ad*-
SILO
It is too soon yet to map out those favoured spots which enjoy higher temperatures, lower rainfall and shorter winters
than the average, but some of them are
known. It is beyond question that these
favourable conditions exist in the Naas
Valley, in the Bulkeley, and in the Bella
Coola District.
The enterprise specially referred to in
this article is in the Bulkeley. Here for
upwards of thirty years the land has heen
cultivated and a few cattle have been raised.
vantage under similar conditions in England and the United States.
It may not be generally known that the
Bulkeley Valley is over-grown with the
most luscious pea-vine, which is one of the
finest fodders known. Silos, constructed,
according to the plan shown on this page,
will enable the company to put up the native
grass in a green state for winter fodder,
ancl all experts agree that this is the richest
known food for milch cows.
A cheap and expeditious process of filling
SILO CUTTER
The fact that this has been done at so great
a distance from any means of transportation is the strongest possible evidence that
conditions justify a gigantic enterprise like
the one contemplated
Thirty years' experience of local conditions and of all the exigencies of weather
and climate furnish a sufficient test of all
the conditions which one may expect to encounter, ancl the result has been to show
that both agriculture and dairying can be
carried on in the Bulkeley Valley profitably. Such an enterprise is not in the nature of a speculation.
The Western Land & Dairy Company,
Ltd., bases its claims not only on the demonstration of the past thirty years but. on
the conditions which now confront the large
district being opened up by the construction
of the G. T. P. Prince Rupert is destined
to become a great city and there are no
lands suitable for dairy, purposes, in its
vicinity. At present it has to import all its
dairy products from the south or east, but
as soon as the G. T. P. Railway reaches the
Bulkeley Valley ancl other valleys to the
south which connect with it, thousands of
acres of land will be converted into dairy
the Silo is by the use of a patented Silo-
cutter, which is also illustrated on this page.
The cutter practically minces the pea-vine
ancl a high-speed blower attached forces the
product through a vertical pipe to the top
of the Silo where it is distributed ancl
settles clown into a solid mass. When it is
taken out in the winter it is as fresh and
green as when put in.
It is the intention of the Company to
issue a book in the near future; explaining
fully the dairy and Silo systems to be
adopted, ancl giving the fullest particulars
of their lands ancl of dairy and other products in northern British Columbia.
Another feature of the enterprise is that
the Company has made arrangements for
the importation of an unlimjte.d number of
Holstein cattle ancl Springers from one of
the largest thoroughbred Holstein farms iri
the United States. Not only will these imported cattle replenish the stock on the
Company's lands, but they will be supplied
to settlers throughout the Bulkeley Valley,
Francois Lake, and other contiguous districts. This will enable the farmers to start
out vvith a high class standard breed, a condition which has not been achieved hereto
fore in any other new district. The I
portance of this can hardly be over-|
mated, not only as affecting the value off
herds, but the quantity and quality of J
dairy product.
This feature becomes increasingly I
portant when one remembers that the bi|
supply has fallen off in southern B.
such an extent that last year Vanco|
was obliged to import fifty per cent,
consumption from the States, a cirJ
stance which was considered of suffil
importance to be referred to in the arf
report of the Minister of Agriculture.
As showing the possibilities of norl
B. C. for producing butter in compel
with the south, it is held by authorities;
a gallon of milk or cream can be prod
there for one-third the cost in southel
C. or Washington in consequence o|
low price of land and the possibilities
Silage system. The fact that no irrig
is required will give the northern farrl
great advantage over his competitor il
South.
The Company is established upon al
basis and intends to advertise its enter!
throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ic|
Washington, as well as in European
tries, such as Denmark, Sweden, ancl
way, where the conditions of dairy farl
are much the same as in northern ll|
Columbia.
The incorporators of the Companjl
W. E. Duperow, City Passenger Agenl
the G. T. P. at Victoria; W. M. Law,f
Estate Broker, Prince Rupert; John
sey, Farmer, Prince Rupert; A. Li)|
Hotel Keeper, Oak Bay; Seth Chambeij
Vernon Hotel, Victoria. The Compaij
incorporated for $1,000,000, divided f
100,000 shares of $10 each.
Each share of stock is secured byl
acre of land and the dairy and creatf
enterprise. All paid-up shares will be;
anteed four per cent, interest until thel
dividend is declared. No dividends wi|
declared for eighteen months after
books of the Company are open for l|
ness.
Holders of stock who wish to buy
from the Company may do so by arral
ment.    The Company propose to acc|
ultimately not less than  100,000 acrel
Crown-granted land.    They will purcl
this from time to time from specula
and otherwise, and pay for it with the
paid-up shares of the Company or cas
may be found convenient.   They will
sell land to settlers who become intere
in dairy farming ancl will supply them
milch cows, taking long-time instalmen
payment for same.
They will instal creameries ancl pure
dairy products from the settlers, and
initial movement will be to commence
erection of a creamery in Prince Rv
during the present month, importing cr
and milk from Washington farms, in o
to furnish butter to the citizens of Pi
Rupert.
From the foregoing statement it wi
seen that the enterprise is an important
indeed, about  the   most  important w
could possibly be established In a new c
try.

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