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Vol. VI.
THE WiEBK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909
One Dollar Per Annum
Boon-Day.
Earl Grey is tlio personi-
...fication of.jstrcngt.il, energy
' aiid that noon-tide splendor
I'liioh surrounds a man at the meridian of
fo.   tt'"'WOnld lie rUfflcii'ltto find a. friofe1
Ictfpct specimen ,«f„ vigprons,....eapab}e,, op-
iniisfic" maiifibod,* and" for  liis' marked
juccess in the public service, he is indebted
jot a little to his fin^-physique.   Bpt Earl
Ih'ey is alSq? the perfect '^^bbdaipflt-of
jMcns  sana  in'" corpore  s>»iio*V'^ Sua the
jigour of his body is equalled by the rest-
ess energy of his intellect... lie is,of .the ,
lest type which the British aristocracy has
riven to the Government.-of* the Empire..
lie has' made goo'dl'ilfi IvJ^ffiipf m has
]>een called upon to undertake, and if, as
generally expected, be will pass from the.
iJoverjiOfTGeuerftlship 1 of nCanadas to the,
Tice*iBqyalty of India, it will but be the
0 an illustrious career. The
bharni of Earl Grey consists in the fact
hat honours have not spoiled,hiin; he is
lis simple, natural aud ;ijniffected' as any
Jpemocratic leader of the age, and is never
liappier than when he is smoking a: pipe
and having,.a chat with a working man..
Jut for the accident of birth, Earl Grey
|jvould have been in every sense of the word
man of thfc people.   He understands the
■masses, he sympathizes with their aspira-
Itinns, and accords them the same right to
lip share in the control of Governmental
■forces, as he inherits by reason of his birth
Ijn the privileged class.   Earl Grey's gifts
[pro not showy, but they are very substantial, aiid they arc of the kind which wears
}voll.'   Fpr fill these reasons his recent visit
to Victoria was one of spocial importance,
Ipecause it will not be long before his term
Ipf office will empire, and,indeed it is not
(pertain that he: will be seen at the Coast
fpgain before that time,   lu any event his
[address constitutes a message to the people
lof the AVest, and in it hc touched upon
several points of absorbing interest which
[have  received much  attention  and  pro-
1 yoked much discussion during the present
(yea]*;   Ills" advocacy o'f white fishermen to
replace the   Japs   and   Chinamen   now
manning the fishing,fleets of the Pacific,
'was a statesmanlike utterance, both in its
relation to the Canadian navy, and in its
association with OrijmtaL.trade conditions.
To reconcile these two -Somewhat conflicting features will tax the ingenuity and the
patience  of  the  wisest  statesmen.   The
Oriental trade is essential to the prosperity of British  Columbia.    Japan is  already our largest customer for fish, and is
reaching out for our first production of
i pnlp.   In the opinion of high authorities
! it is destined to be a large buyer of flour
in   the  npar  future.     l_f>rd   Salisbury's
.treaty with Japan was based mainly upon
'the principle of tho "open door" for trade,
land as Eaj;l Orey very properly remarked
jthe door miM^o'k'ept-opo'i^'Pr'the (iomnier- ,
that the responsibility fto do inueli greater
things rested on Canada. But he did not
leave die matter with; the expression of
■mere vague generalities; he made a prac-
.tJ,eal4J<ainfethat.:;the*,6iily way to obtain
efficiency in military and naval defence
was to establish physical, and military
training in all onr public schools. Although this suggestion' iinay ni&otii With of)? •
pqsitjon in*c$rtain quarters there is no
<i<«.bMtyifgo(
ft goes to die root of the ques-'
"tion, aiid that' ultimately \fe shall be wise
enough to act upon it;',. Lord Grey's final
appeal was* to'the*manliness of our people;
he declared that we are\ too-selfish and too
muck taken up with business affairs to the
neglect of the wider duties of citizenship.
Ho made an appeal Mr some sacrifice in
order that'Canada should not grow up
''a'soul'less'natibri."    [j   :   "  '
•ial
-.tli of the AVest' will be stunted.
[British Columbia has a more vital intor-
fest in this question .than "any otheTpro-
hlnce, and for..that reasqii fwill,require to
[exercise fill the more restraint in dealing
pith die immigration question. This does
pot involve any lowering of the standard
••with-'TPsrpeet'ter ir'White'('ft'm.da, but it
does suggest prudence, in dealing w.ith.tjie, .
.matter, and the exercise of §,11 the arts of
.;(liplomac^' .in-civdeV to awid fricdciii. Obviously Earl Grey had both these thoughts
[in his mind, and intended his suggestions
jto cover them. His Excellency was very
iemphatic in declaring that the" recent scare
[in England had ample justification, and
[that it had aroused the Empire.   He paid
a high compliment to New Zealand foi< the
'readiness with which the little State had
!lwad£,ite.Jifiex.-Qf_^issistaiice, .and .declared.
Lord Sti'atlicona's life-work
Eventide. js liearly  finished, ' af any
rate he', has.^reached.,the
eventide, and although a. man so robust
and moderate may yet* live many years, it
is impossible sit iiinety to look forward to
any prolonged period "of public activity.
Xo. man Whose exploits are recorded, ji*
history has reached a greater age in active1'
public service^ ahd assuredly none has
had a more successful and honorable
career. Lord Strathcona is essentially of
tho class of men who do tilings. _So man
whose exploits are recorded in history has
reached a greater age :;ih active public seiv
vice, and assuredly none has had a more
successful and honorable career. Lord
Strathcona is essentially of the class of
men who do things. Xo man could have
had a humbler beginning, and hardly any
man a more glorious ending. .For seventy
years he has served one Corporation, filling all positions from; that of errand boy
to President. After achieving all that the
he.ij.rt, could desire of .commercial success,
aiid establishing an international reputation foursquare dealing, at an age when
inost iri-eh* ^'Oitld1 have been retiring, he
stepped into.the lime-light and became
essentially >a public servant. For the last
twenty years he has,-devoted most of his
time and energy to furthering National
and Imperial interests, and his splendid
contribution of a'company of Strathcoiin
Horse to the support of British Arms in
the Bber War has passed into history as
of all timei Lord' Strathc'P'na has attained to the dignity aiid honour'of a Sage.
Ho is'already far removed from personal
and selfish considerations, people hang upon his words as the' precious gifts of an
oracle. His sincerity,:.simplicity and devotion are so patent as to be almost pathetic, , and. his lofty example cannot, fail to
bo'-one of* tlio most potent influences in
building up a strong loyal Canadian sentiment, and in deepening its loyalty to the
'Mother Country. Theladdress of the venerable :statesman at the Canadian Club
Luncheon in Victoria was brief, but it was
conceivedin tlie most Beautiful spirit, and
will never be forgot ten-by those who heard
If "KB" Mill feature was an appeal to
Canadians.,to.sustain the traditions of the
race i'rpui which they i are sprung. It is
gratifying'to'-know tliat Lord Strathcona's
remarks on the importance of the best possible educational facilities have been interpreted to mean that ihe may be induced
to assist in furthering, the project for a
Provincial University iii our midst. There
could be no more satisfactory outcome of
his visit,, and no niorf fitting climax to
the #nany invaluable services he has rendered. .British Cul umbia .
There are no two opinions
The Training as t0 the precocity, of lhe
Of Children. American cbiidV an*1 it is-
-"—• -impossible to doubt* that the
Canadian product falls under the same
reproach.4' The Week lias had much to say
on this subject, and lias always contended
''Am the chief fault rests with the parent.
This view is supported by the clergy, the
magistrates, and more latterly by the officers of various organizations which have
sprung up in order to-protect child life
from contaminating influences. The'origin
of the evil is a disinclination on the part
of parents to devote the necessary time*
and trouble to the proper training of their
children, another,..reason is the equally
marked disinclination to administer punishment. If Mrs. Graves, the president
of the Mothers' Club of' Victoria," ffepre-
. gouts .g.iy'.,.qoiis.i(.l?rable. section of her sex,
then the case is hopeless. She has come
out flat:footed in favour of the namby
panby methods' which have made American Mothers the laughing stock of the
woild, and '..Ajnjer-ican. children as big a
nuisance .as ..mosquitoes.    No one wishes
to be severe with children, and as a matter
'' ' '   .  •"
.of fact;no one is, but there is a happy
medium. American parents have undoubtedly gone the other extreme, and Canadians are following in the wake. The
one thing whicli Mrs. Graves seems to
forget is, not that it is unkind to administer jpst punishment to a child, but that
it is far more unkind to refrain from do
ing so. It is not merely a case of "spare
the rod and spoil the child," but of allowing the child to grow up a prey to unchecked evils, and to develope faults, if
not vices, which will handicap him for life.
Even if it is a choice of evils, who that
loves children would hesitate. Many a
time has a faithful mother shed 'bitter
tears when chastising her child, but she
did so under no mistaken notion. It was
better for her to weep then than thereafter. Mrs. Graves says there should be
no punishment of children, and above all
that the use of the rod should be abolished.
The AVeek has no Wislito be'personal, but
such advice is startling from a lady at the
head of a Mothers' club, and while no
doubt it is perfectly,.sincere, one would
like to know just what qualifications this
good lady has for seeing to reverse the
verdict of all the ages on the subject of
thc training of children. The Week is
prepared to admit that it is a difficult
subject, it also admits that, in this ,as in
almost all important social matters, tliere
has been a marked evolution of public
opinion during the last half century. The
strict training of fifty years ago, with its
hard fare and severity, is undoubtedly out
of gear with the softness and luxury begotten by wealth. All methods of dealing
with humanity have lost somewhat of their
asperity, but the question is not whether
this is a fact, but whether the result has
been beneficial to the race, if not, tho president of any Mothers' club should bo willing to revert to sterner discipline. In
'Airs. Graves' attitude The Week recognizes
the spirit which animates the teaching
sisterhood of the United States, with respect to whose work tliere is a very divided
opinion. The Week has always hold the
view that it is a calamity for the teaching
profession to fall into their hands, and it
is deepened in this impression by the advocacy of a system, which iu the end will
develope effeminacy in both sexes.
Premier McBride has al-
The Lampson ]owe(l the daily press to
Street School,   publish some extracts from
the report of Mr. .Xorth-
cote and Mr. Hooper on the Lampson
Street School. Beading between the lines
it. is clear that these gentlemen have condemned the structure because it is announced that tho building is to be demolished except as to the stone foundation,
about which no question has been raised.
This is eminently satisfactory. It justifies the stand taken by the papers, and it
■ removes any doubt as to the intention of
the Government "to take tho bull by the
horns," and deal with the matter in a
thorough fashion. It is difficult to speak
calmly on such a serious matter. Probably no one in the City feels quite so
sorry for what has happened as Mr. Ridg-
way Wilson, the original architect, through
whose inefficient supervision jerry con-
strucfion crept in. .lust how the contractor feels The Week is unable to say, but
it dijes not hesitate to say that he ought
to ha made to feel in the only vulnerable
spot-**—the pocket. There can be no question fas to his liability, and he should be
mad<jto disgorge every dollar which has
beonjlb'ste It is a matter for congratulation [that the true character of the building ^vas discovered in time, and that a
catastrophe was averted. No money penalty fcan be adequate to the offence, but
any other kind of satisfaction seems impossible.
The Week has been pointed-
Out of Date.      ]y asked to voice the opinion
of a considerable section of
tha..citizens of Victoria to the effect that
the growth of the city is being retarded by
the City Council. There seems to be a
general conviction that the gross mismanagement of the last few years will not be
improved upon until men of more personal influence, and better position, can be
induced to take part in thrV management
pf civic affairs. The AVeek has no intention to be disrespectful, it has always admitted that the present members have done
the best they know how, but they are hopelessly behind the times; they are not men
of education; they are not progressive;
lhey have no initiative; they aro afraid of
their own shadows, and always vote with
their eye on the next municipal election
rather than on the merits of thc question
under consideration. No doubt this type
of Alderman is the inevitable product of
the cheap system under which they are
paid for their services. Any man who is
willing to accept $30 a month for doing
what the members of the A'ictoria City
Council will do must needs the $.'i0 very
badly, and if he needs it he has no business in the Council. There are plenty of
intelligent, well educated working men in
ATictoria, who would be quite willing to
take their part without money and without price. There should be a sufficient
number of successful business men to complete tho roll. The only trouble is that
they lack public spirit. The AVeek advocates a personal canvass of some men who
are both capable and eligible before the
next election. It would be a fatal blunder
to elect a Council of the same calibre as
the present one. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909
I do not think that Victoria ever
looked more like a gala city than on
Wednesday last, when everybody who
had good,togs put them .on, and at
one function or another paid their respects to the chief representative of
His Majesty the King in the Dominion of Canada. There was a round
of festivities from morning till night,
indeed 1 might say till morning, for
I heard hacks and autos wheeling
past my rooms long after the small
and early hours had commenced.
There is probably not another city
in Canada better adapted, both by the
beauty of its scenery, the fineness of
its weather brand, and the sentiment
of its people, to do honour to the
Governor-General. Such recognition
comes naturally to Victorians, and as
I sat on a garden seat in Carey Castle
grounds and watched the gay throngs
exchanging the courtesies of the moment, and enjoying themselves in the
, most approved style on Wednesday
afternoon, I thought that no man
could gaze upon a fairer scene. Everything conspired to make it perfect.
The most brilliant of weather, the
bluest of skies, the greenest of lawn
and foliage, the most variegated hues
of flower; and stretching fa)- away
to the South the deeper blue of the
straits, and beyond them the opaline
Olympics, all made a fairy picture;
and the fairies were on the lawn. I
close my eyes and recall the history
of the early days of Victoria, when
the first settlers came to Fort Camo-
sun and found a stockade with a
handful of Hudson's Bay Officials to
guard it, and the surrounding country
over-run by Indians. I recalled the
first attempts of the representatives
of Eastern civilization to hold social
functions, and to graft the observances of polite society on pioneer
life, and as I opened my eyes I saw
across the lawn one man who must
have played a conspicuous part in
those very earliest ceremonial observances, Hon. J. S. Helmcken, and another, Senator Macdonald. Destined
soon to occupy Carey Castle, who
cannot have lagged very far behind
the venerable doctor. Then at the
other extreme bevy after bevy of
beautiful young girls, the flower of
the Victoria of today. What a bridge
between the past and the present! a
bridge still intact, but before long to
be shattered by the removal of some
of its oldest members. But men may
come and men may go, yet ceremonial
observance goes on forever. Governor-General succeeds Governor-General. The interests and emotions of
the moment are short lived but loyalty, patriotism, and devotion to ideals
are eternal, and so as age succeeds
age, the chain but lengthens. No
fairer scene ever graced the grounds
of Government House. It was a picture for the gods, and will always be
a fragrant memory for those who
witnessed it. The only jarring note
arose from the fact that some who
should have been there were not
there, but the necessity for limiting
invitations to six hundred necessarily
ruled out many who would otherwise
have been entitled to be present. It
is a singular fact, but nevertheless
true, that as a City grows the official
list shrinks. This is evidenced by thc
"400" of New York. What the length
of the official visiting list in Victoria
will be when the population equals
that of the great Eastern City I am
unable to conjecture.
*     *     »
I was particularly pleased with the
reception accorded to Lord Strathcona. Its warmth and spontaneous-
ness visibly impressed the aged
statesman, and must have convinced
him that not even the Governor-General, in spite of the importance of his
official position, held a warmer place
in the affections of the people. It
was a veritable ovation, which lasted
at least a minute, and would have
been continued but that Lord Strathcona was already on his feet waiting
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and service towards one yet has more
than half his life work before him
was a remarkable evidence of the
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his attitude towards the throne, and
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*       if       <H
The work on James Bay Causeway
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(Continued on Page Three)
48
NOTICE.
Public Inquiries Act.
NOTICE is hereby given that sittings
of the Commission appointed under the
"Public Inquiries Act," for the purpose
of making inquiry into all matters in
connection with the timber resources
of the Province will be held at the
following points on the dates set opposite each,  namely:—
Vancouver—August 23rd, 24th, and
26th.
Seattle—August 26th, 27th, and 28th.
Kamloops—September 7th.
Vernon—September 8 and 9.
Revelstoke—September 10 and 11.
Nelson—September IS.
Cranbrook—September 14 and 15.
Fernie—September 16.
Grand Forks—September 18.
Owing to the members of the Commission having accepted an invitation to
attend the meetings of the First National Conservation Congress of the
United States, to be held in the Auditorium of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Washington, on August
26th, 27th and 28th lnst., the meetings
on the last day of the Commission in
Vancouver, advertised for the 26th, and
the meetings at New Westminster,
August 27th and 28th, have been cancelled. Arrangements for the holding
of meetings at these places will be announced later. The meeting at Kamloops will be held on the 7th of September, and not on the 30th August,
as orginally advertised. Otherwise the
Itinerary remains the same.
Announcement will be made later if it
should be decided to be necessary or
advisable to hold meetings at other
places.
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Chairman.
Lands   Department,
Victoria, B.C., 12th August, 1909.
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!
OCIETY
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rithet have re-
lrned from the East.
* *   *
Miss Baby Holmes returned with
Ir.  R.  Marpole to Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Godard, James Bay,
nd Mr. Mountain spent a few days
I Seattle  during last  week.
* *   *
Mr. George Johnson has returned
> Victoria after an absence of sev-
ral months.
* *   *
The many friends of Miss Violet
ooley will be extremely sorry to
ear  that  she  was  operated  on  for
II appendicitius on Wednesday, the
ase being an emergency one.
* *   *
Mr.   R.   Marpole   was   in   Victoria
uring the week.
* *   *
Mr. J. W. Laing gave a most de-
ghtful dance at the Laurels.
* *   *
Mr. R. Fall has returned from the
Vest Coast.
* w   w
Mr. Dick Mainguy of Westholme
ras in town this week.
* *   *
Mrs. John Hirsch is giving a dance
t   her   residence *,in   Duncans   next
"uesday.
* *     *
The Misses Page leave in two
yeeks time for Japan.
* *     *
Mrs. Cecil Roberts returned on
Wednesday from a delightful visit to
Seattle.
* *   *
Mrs. George Bushly and daughter
nf  Vancouver were  visitors  in  Vic-
oria  this  week.
* *   *
Mrs. Franklin came down on the
last  northern  boat    and    is  visiting
with friends in the city.
* *   *
Mrs. Seymour of Seattle has been
visiting  her    mother,    Mrs.  Moluin,
James Bay.
* *   *
Miss   Tobin  is  the  guest  of  Mrs.
Monk in this city.
* *   *
Mrs. Proctor is the guest of her
mother, Mrs. Phipps.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jamieson
leave on the ioth for Honolulu.
* *   *
Mr. J. E. Blackwell left last Tuesday on a trip to London, Ont.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have left on
a short visit to Hot Springs, Wash.
•»*.,**
Mrs. Cessford and Miss Turpel are
isiting with Mrs. A. R, Baker, Vancouver.
* *   *
The engagement is announced in
Montreal of Miss Isabel Helen Ver-
ner to Mr. Pelton Keith Mackedie.
* *   *
Mr. Walker of Grand Prairie is the
guest of his brother, Mr. P. de Noe
Walker, Dallas Road.
* *   *
A delightful children's party was
given at the Gorge by Mrs. Barton
of Esquimalt. About fifty little ones
congregated and had the time of their
lives. It was indeed beautiful to notice their little faces overflowing with
delight and covered with wreaths of
smiles.
* *   *
Colonel Peters and family arrived
from the East during the week.
* *   *
Miss Agnes Deans Cameron is the
guest uf Mrs. W. G. Cameron, Government Street.
* *   *
Mrs. Berkeley entertained a few
friends at bridge at her camp last
Tuesday. Among those present were
Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. Gibb,
Mrs. Rismuller, Mrs. J. Harvey and
others.
Mrs. T. F. York and her daughter,
Mrs. Fleming, accompanied by Master York, left for Seattle last Sunday
to spend a day or two visiting the
Exposition. They returned last Wednesday after a very enjoyable visit
which was enhanced by the fine
weather.
(Continued from Page Two)
very much surprised that the Mayor
or the Chairman of the Streets Committee, whichever may be directly responsible, should not have insisted on
a larger staff of men being employed
in order that the nuisance might be
limited as much as possible. There
has been plenty of time to have fin
ished lhe job by now, yet it is not
half done, and at the present rate of
progress will stretch on to the Winter months. It is bad enough this
dry weather, but would be infinite.)
worse in the wet season. Indeed the
causeway would be almost impassable.
During one wet day last week every
passing auto splashed the mud across
the new sidewalk, and far onto the
lawn of the Empress Hotel. This is
just a foretaste of what will happen
if the Autumn rains find this job uncompleted. One would really suppose that the sole object of those in
control is to make each individual
piece of work last as long as possible.
Of all the public work done in the
City that on the causeway, and Eastward on Belleville Street, has been
easily the worst managed, and the
most unduly  protracted.
* *     *
There was quite a little flutter in
town this week when it was announced that Mr. W. C. Wells had
been nominated successor to Mr.
Dunsmuir. It is almost too bad that
the daily press should feel called upon to publish such ridiculous and obviously "fake" despatches. Any one
who reflected for a moment would
know that such an appointment would
be impossible, and the amount of hostile criticism which it aroused should
be sufficient to set the rumour at
rest. It is,only fair to Mr. Wells to
say that on arriving in town he
promptly denied that there was any
truth in the rumour, or that he would
under any circumstances be a candidate for the office. This is satisfactory as far as it goes, which is far as
it is likely to go. Meanwhile I have
been given to understand that there
is more than a possibility of the appointment of Senator Macdonald to
the position. He has been mentioned
in this connection on previous occasions, and would undoubtedly ma'ke
an efficient and popular Lieutenant-
Governor. His appointment would
also smooth the way for the settlement of the little account between
the Dominion Government and Mr.
William Sloan who so obligingly
stepped down to make way for the
Hon. William Templeman. Time is
passing, and Mr. Sloan is said to be
anxious for the "delivery of the
goods." The only way in which the
door can be opened for this* is by
the advancement of one of the local
senators to Government House, and
Senator Riley has not evinced any
disposition to go up higher. In any
event it is expected that the matter
will be settled this fall, as Mr. Dunsmuir is known to be anxious to lay
aside the burdens of office so that he
may devote his time to the development of his Hatley Park estate.
* w     w
I hear on the best of authority
that when the Hon. Edgar Dewdney
returns from England he will be accompanied by a young and beautiful
bride. The lady is highly accomplished, and a member of one of thc
best county families in England. She
comes of age next year. Congratulations are in order to the ex-Governor than whom there is no more
upright man in the Province.
(fa
trtotc^t.
No. 5
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE  NOTICE  that T.  B.  Monk  of
Victoria,   occupation   clerk,   Intends  to
apply for permission  to  purchase the
following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
West bauk of Salmon River about 10
chains north of ford on the Bella Coola
Sotsa Lake trail and near the foot of
Anaham Lake; thence West 40 chains;
thence South 40 chains; thence East 80
chains more or less to river; thence
Northerly along River to point of commencement.
Dated June 17th,   1909.
THEODORE B. MONK,
Jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
87
SATURNA   ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that C. C. L
Alexander will within thirty days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the north-east corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence south one mile; thence
east one mile; thence north one mile;
thence west one mile; to place of commencement,
aug 7 C. C. L. ALEXANDER.
40
SATURNA ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that E. M.
King will within thirty days from this
date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence west one mile; thence
south one mile; thence east one mile;
thence north one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 E. M. KING.
41
TUMBO ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that Arthur
E. Hepburn will within thirty days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for a
license to prospect for coal, under the
area described as follows;
Commencing at a post planted at the
extreme westerly end of Tumbo Island,
at high water mark; thence north one
mile; thence west one mile; tbence
south one mile; thence east one mlle
to place of commencement,
aug 7 ARTHUR E. HEPBURN.
42
TUMBO   ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that Harry
Mclvor Hepburn will within thirty days
from this date apply to the Assistant
Commissioner of Lands at ictoria ior
a license to prospect for coal, under tne
area described as follows:
Commencing at a post planted at the
extreme easterly end of Tumbo Island
at high water mark; thence north one
mile; thence east one mile; thence south
one mile; thence west one mile to place
of commencement,
aug 7     HARRY McIVOR HEPBURN.
43
TUMBO ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that Barbara G. Hepburn will within thirty
days from this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for a license to prospect for coal
under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post made on a
stump at the centre of the north shore
of Tumbo Island, at high water mark;
thence north one mile; thence west one
mile; thence south one mile; thence
east one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 BARBARA G. HEPBURN.
44       TUMBO ISLAND.
NOTICE Is hereby given that Frank
H. Hepburn will within thirty* day«>
from this date, apply to the Assistant
Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for
a license to prospect for coal under the
following described area:—
Commencing at a post made on a
stump at the centre of the north shore
of Tumbo Island at high water mark;
thence north one mile; thence east one
mile; thence south one mile; thence
west one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 FRANK H. HEPBURN.
SATURNA ISLAND
NOTICE is hereby given that H. M.
King will within thirty days from this
date, apply, to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for a license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast cornei
of section eleven, thence north one
mile; thence west one mile; thence
south one mile; thence east one mlle
to place of commencement,
aug 7 H.  M.  KING.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. W. MacFarlane, of Bella Coola, occupation Clvn
Engineer, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following describea
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
South bank of Sawmill Creek, about one
mile from Tatla Lake, thence west bu
chains; thence north 20 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence, south 20 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated June 26th, 1909.
Jy 3 JOSEPH W. MacFARLANE.
SATURNA ISLAND. 36
NOTICE is hereby given that L. Alexander will within thirty days from this
date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for a license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence west one mile; thence
north one mile; thence east one mile;
thence south one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 L. ALEXANDER.
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Bring your friends along.
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We pay f onr per cent. Internt
on deposits of $1 (ont dollar)
and np, withdrawable by cheque.
Special attention given to deposit! made by mail.
Paid np Capital over 91,000,000
Aneti over   -      -      3,000,000
B. O. PEKKAVXira I.OAH CO.,
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Tlctorla, B.C.
A. LIPSKY, Proprietor,
if Milne  Block,  568  Johnson  St.
11 VICTORIA, B.C.
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that Emma Martens I
Olson, of Houston, Minnesota, occupa-:
tlon, a single lady, Intends to apply i
for permission to purchase the following |
described land:—
Commencing at a post planted about
40 chains east of G. W. Proctor's Preemption on south shore of small lake
and about 15 chains more or less north
of J. J. Forbes' Southeast corner, thence
south IB chains more or less, thence
west 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence north 20
chains, thence west 5 chains more or
less to small lake, thence meandering
south shore of said lake to point of
commencement, and being 160 acres,
more or less.
May 25th.  1908.
je 26 EMMA MARTENA OLSON.
"Public Inquiries Act."
NOTICE ls hereby given that sittings
of the Commission appointed under the
"Public Inquiries Act," for the purpose
of making inquiry Into all matters ln
connection with the timber resources of
the Province will be held at the following points on the dates set opposite
each, namely:—
Victoria—August 16, 17 and 18.
Nanaimo—August  19.
Vancouver—August 23, 24, 25 and 26.
New Westminster—August 27 and 28.
Kamloops—August 30.
Vernon—eptember 8 and 9.
Revelstoke—September 10 and 11.
Nelson—September 13.
Cranbrook—September 14 and 16.
Fernie—September 16.
Qrand Forks—September 18.
Announcement will be made later if
it should be decided to be necessary or
advisable to hold meetings at other
places.
FRED  J.  FULTON,
Chairman.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 26th July, 1909.
aug 7 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
'THE WEEK" PUBLISHING
COMPANY, LIMITED.
Published at VICTORIA and VANCOUVER
1208 Government St., Victoria, B.C.
W. BLAKEMORE, Editor.
The North Pole
BY BOHEMIAN.
1 am writing this in ignorance of
whether Dr. Cook has discovered tire
North Pole or not. On reading the
despatch announcing the accomplishment of the'feat I found my critical
faculty uppermost, and by no process
'■■ot logical deduction could I bring myself  to  believe  in  the  credibility of
• the despatch.
In the lirst place it seems so improbable that after being abandoned'
.by his only companion,'at a distance
Vol at least 500 file's of! the pole, Dr.
Cook should have succeeded single-
handed,   or   perhaps   I   should   say
•single footed, for he must be a single
• footer, in achieving what so many of
jhis predecessors have failed to do.
■Only by a miracle could such a thing
ibe possible, and it will indeed prove
pthat the age of miracles has not.
1 passed if it turns out that he really
reached/the Zero point.
Then another thing that puzzled fne
was the statement that the secret of
his discovery has been known to a
Danish Professor for many months,
newspaper-reports said a year, but
that he had not divulged it because
of a pledge of secrecy. Just how long
he was expected to keep the secret
does not appear,, and having regard
to the fact that Lieutenant Stairs of
Halifax kept Stanley's secret of the
death of Walter Bar.ttellot for more
than twenty years, it is just possible
that the Danish Professor was expected to be as reticent, but there is
this difference that Stanley had returned and Dr. Cook has not; and
after the lapse of a year it was an
altogether reasonable inference that
he would never come back from the
frozen wilds.
Then another thing puzzled me, and
puzzles me still. Although the first'
message to his wife was one of three
words only, and did not mention the
pole, within twenty-four hours the
American Press Agency was offering
a despatch of 2,500 words, covering
thc whole story. The conclusion is
obvious, either that r. Cook is a
second De Rougemont, or that his
secret has been very well kept in or-
j der that it might be exploited for
commercial purposes, In the former
event it would have been natural, if
not inevitable, that the story should
lirst have appeared in the Wide World
Magazine. However, it will not be
very long before the truth will be
known, that is always supposing that
Dr. Cook is still alive, and finally
lands once more in civilization.  Even
. if he successfully negotiated a thousand miles of Arctic travel all alone
the scientists will have no difficulty
in devising means to apply a satisfactory and conclusive test to his statements.
Until the claims put forward by the
American Press Agencies have been
substantiated 1 do not propose to
worry myself about the matter, or to
discuss any of the International complications which might ensue over the
dispute of territory. It is safe to say!
that if Dr. Cook really did reach the
North Pole he planted the stars and
stripes "there, but if I remember rightly a certain intrepid Frenchman planted the tri-color in South Africa, with
the same result as would follow any
such patriotic demonstration on thc
part of the American-Danish adventurer.
1 must confess that the consideration which carries most weight with
me in determining whether Dr. Cook
realy did discover thc Pole is the fact
that his name is Cook. I think if it
had been Wellman, or Peary, I should
have been very hard to convince, but
Cook is a good name to travel with,
and seenvs destined to perpetual notoriety.   The navigator of that ilk has
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long passed away but he has left
very evident traces in. many parts of
the world, including Vancouver
Island. liis twentieth century de-
cendants have personally conducted
intrepid travellers to every part of
the known world,--except the Poles,
—and it will not be long ere they are
included in its itinerary if thd latest
.sensation turns out to be founded on
fact.
Opening of Roller Rink.
Thc Victoria Roller Rink on Fort
Street was optaied for the season on
Wednesday night. A large ancl dis--
tinguished number of visitors were
present, including Lady Sybil Grey
and the MisstS-'Dunsmuir. The floor
was in excellent condition and the appointments evidenced careful management. The proprietor may fairly
look forward to a successful season.
5S
Parliament Buildings, Tuesday evening, September 7th
A PUBLIC RECEPTION
Will be Given
TO VISITING MEMBERS OF
THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION
For the promotion of science.
As this is a public function to
which everyone is cordially invited
no cards of invitation will be issued.
Thc reception will commence at 8.30.
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Coast District.
NOTICE Is hereby Riven that Max. J.
Cameron will within thirty days apply
to the Deputy Commissioner of Lands
for a licence to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following described
iands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
S. E. corner of W. E. Green's claim.
No. 1, near Sandy Cove, South-easterly
of Rayner Point, Range i; thence SO
chains east; thence 80 chains north;
thence 80 chains west; thence SO chains
south to point of commencement.
MAX. J. CAMERON,
By his agent, W. E. Green.
Staked  July  27th,  1909.
NEW
SUBSCRIBERS
Arc respectfully requested
to write their name and
address plainly when sending in their subscription.
One Dollar a year delivered anywhere.
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Coast District.
NOTICE is hereby given that W. E.
Green will within 30 days apply to tne
Deputy Commissioner of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following described
iands:
Commencing at a post planted on
Rayner Point, Range 2, Coast District,
Claim No. 1, S. W. corner, commencing
at this post; thence SO chains east;
thence SO chains north; thence SO chains
west; thence SO chains south to point
of commencement.
Staked   _7th  July,  1909.
sept 2 W. E. GREEN.
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You can also pronounce "Mumm" backwards if you wish.
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OMINECA   LAND   DISTBICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James J. Harpell,
of Toronto, Ontario, occupation Editor,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted 1 mile
east of the south-east corner of Section 12, Township 1, Range 4, Nechaco
Valley; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, and being Section 5, Township east of Township 1, Range 4.
April  5th,  1909.
Je 12 JAMES J. HARPELL.
No. 1
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTBICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that M. G. Morrison
of Vancouver, occupation Clerk, Intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
7 miles Easterly from head of Anaham
Lake and about 4 mlles North of Salmon River, thence south 80 chains;
thence East 80 ohains; thence North
80 chains; thence West 80 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated June 26th, 1909.
MATTHEW G. MOBEISON,
Jy 10 Per J. B. Morrison, Agent.
UP=TO=DATE BILLl
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The Ideal Wall
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INEXPENSIVE; DURABLE^ ATTRACTIVE/ SANITARY
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The modern spirit of refining the human surroundings calls for
an attractive home throughout. Not one or two rooms finely
furnished, but every room attractively. No article of home adornment better meets this modern spirit than Sanitas or Decora—the
washable wall coverings. We are Victoria agents for this famous
Decora wall covering and we would like an opportunity to show
its artistic effects—to explain its many merits. Equal in artistic
effect to any wall covering. A damp cloth instantly makes it
clean and bright as when new. Never fades, cracks or tears.
Glazed, like tile, for kitchens and bathrooms, and dull finished,
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display fixtures—saves time and labor for you. 48 inches wide,
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Ladies should remember that our rest .room is theirs to use
any time, whether a customer of thjs establishment or not.   It's
a convenience planned for ALL Victorian women folk.   A convenient place to read, write, rest or meet your friends.   Use it.
Second Floor.
FOR NEW BLTFET STLYES fl» 7 o
Stylish Pieces at $40, $30 and «P £(%
Few stores show such values as these—show such style and
quality at this figure. Here are four buffet styles chosen from our
stock that'll delight yiu. Prices were never easier—just the sort
of prices to emphasize the claim that here you'll find "Victoria's
fairest prices—always."   Come in and see these:
Buffet—In Golden Oak or Early English finish. Design is uncommonly artistic. Has 2 cupboards, 2 small and 1 large drawers,
long bevel plate mirror with top shelf. Brass trimmings.
Priced at only $28
Buffet—In Early English finish. If you want a style in this finish
here is something at a little figure that'll please. Has 1 large
and 3 small drawers, 2 cupboards, 2 bevel plate mirrors, top
and side shelves. Trimmings of antique hammered brass.
Priced at $30
Buffet—In Golden Oak.finish. Has large, drawer, 2 small cupboards, 2 small drawers, cupboard with leaded glass idoors,
long, bevel plate mirror with small shelf on each end.
Priced at , 'X ..''.ii,..'. .......... ..$30
Buffet—Another golden oak style.-. Made of selected oak, finely
finished. Has 1 large and 2 small drawers, 2 cupboards'and
large bevel plate mirror.    Priced at  $40
DINING ROOM TABLES
i
A HALF-DOZEN NEW ARRIVALS.
Careful buying is the secret of these splendid table styles and values. Perhaps there are
more stylish and better tables at the price-^but
we don't think they ever came into this towji.
We have chosen a half-dozen recent arrivals
and list, them here. You'll find the tables (jn
the foiii;th floor and looking is the only w4y
to judge values. Nothing so easily spoils
an otherwise attractive dining-room than a
poor'dining table.. One of these, with its
highly polished top would greatly add to the
appearance of any room. We!%qul4; greatly
add -to "jtVe appearance of any room. We
would greatly appreciate an opportunity to
show you these.
fining .Table—A new design in mission de-
i signed;table. ..A round top style with five
:; square legs. .-Top. measures 44 inches a|id
! extends to 8 feet  Finished in E.arly Eiijg-
[ lisli 'finish.   Priced at  f. ...}, $18
Dining Table—Another square top style meas-
; tiring   48   in.,   and   extending   to    10   ft.
.  Massive legs.   A table large ejiough for any
"home.    Priced'at,""eafc^fi' .'.'..."."'.'..../... .'$40
Dining; Table—A new table style finished in
dul). golden oak, pedestal  round top style,
42  jn.  in  diameter,. extends  to  8 ft.    An
excellent table.    Priced at each... $25
Dining Table—A large round top  table just
added to the stock.    Top is of a selected
'1   piecie of oak and is highly finished in the
golden.    Measures  52  in., and extends to
10 ft.    Priced at    $50
Dining Table—A highly polished golden oak
table with a 44-in. round top.which extends
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
47
OMINECA  LAND  DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Minnie A Currle,
of Glencoe, Ontario, occupation, Married
Woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
fland:—
Commencing at a post planted one
mile east of the north-east corner of
Section 12, Township 1, Range 4, Ne-
chaco Valley, thence south 80 chains;
tbence west 80 chains; thence north 80
ohains; thence east 80 chains to point
of commencement, and being Section 7
'Bast of Township 1, Range 4.
April 4th, 1909.
j-ili '       MINNIE A.  CURRIE.
OMINECA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that John Fitch, of
Moyie, B.C., occupation Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-west corner of Section 17, Township east of Township 1, Range 4, Nechaco Valley; thence north 60 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 60
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement, and Being 560 acres
of said Section 17.
April 4th, 1909.
JOHN FITCH.
June 12
School-House, Prince Rupert.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Alternate .Tenders * for an 8-room* School-
house," will be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up
to noon of Thursday, the 2nd day of
September, 1909: 1. For the ' erection
and completion of an 8-room frame
School-house. 2. For the erection and
part completion of 8-room School-house
at Prince Rupert, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 16th day of August, 1909, at
the offlce of the Government Agent at
Prince Rupert; of R. J. Skinner, Esq.,
Timber Inspector, Vancouver; and at the
Department of Public Works, Victoria,
B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate of deposit on a chartered' bank 01
Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for
a sum equivalent to ten per cent, of
the amount of the tenders, which shall
be forfeited If the party tendering decline to enter into contract when called
upon to do so, or if he fail to complete
the work contracted for. The cheques
or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August llth, 1909.
aug 12
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
50
CANCELLATION   OF  RESERVE.
53
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve on Lot 4,836, G. 1, Kootenay District, notice of which bearing date of
February the 3rd, 1909, was published
in the British Columbia Gazette of February 4th, 1909, is cancelled, In so far
as the said Reserve prevents the acquisition of said lands by pre-emptors, under the provisions of section 33 of the
Land Act. I
ROBERT A.   RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
. Victoria, B.C., August 3rd, 1909.
aug28 > '
CANCELLATION  OF  RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve existing on Crown Lands in the
vicinity of Babine Lake, Range 5, Coast
District, notice of which was published
in the British Columbia Gazette of the
17th December, 1908, Is cancelled in so
far as it relates to Lots No. 1,463 to
1,500, both Inclusive, Range 5, Coast District.
ROBERT A, RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., June Sth, 1909.
Je 12
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT.
52
District of Chatfleld Island.
TAKE NOTICE that George A. Foster,
of Merrill, Wisconsin, occupation, a
Banker, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post ' planted 40
chains south of a little creek ln a bay
on the north end of Chatfleld Island
and due south of Bullet Channel; thence
south 100 chains; theuce east SO chaina;
thence north 40 chains; thence S. W.
meandering the shore of an unknown
hay to a small creek; thence meandering the shore'tn a N. E. direction; thence
N. W. and W. to the point of beginning.
Dated June 24, 1909.
GEORGE A. FOSTER,
aug 28 By W. C. Juneau, Agent.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for New Highway Floor System, lirldge,
Westminster," will be received by the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works up
to noon of Saturday, the llth September, 1909, for the erection and completion of a new highway floor system over
the bridge across the Fraser River at
New Westminster, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on ana
after the 23rd day of August, 1909, at
the ofllce of the undersigned, Department of Public Works, Victoria, B.C..
at the ofllce of R. J. Skinner, Provincial
Timber Inspector, Vancouver, B.C., and
at the Government offices, New Westminster, B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartored bank of
Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, in
the sum of two thousand ($2,000) dollars, which shall be forfeited If the
party tendering decline to enter Into
contract when called upon to do so,, or
If he fall to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will
be returned to them upon the execution
of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed ln the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria,  B.C.,   19th August, 1909.
aug 28
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VICTORIA   LAND DISTRICT.   •
District of Chatfleld Island.   I
TAKE NOTICE that Wm. H. Flett,
of Seattle, Washington, occupation, a
Lawyer, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted 80
chains due south from a stake at the
northeast corner of timber limit 10117
(now 30055); thence soutli 80 chains,
thence enst 80 chains; thence north .80
chains; thenco west 80 chains to the
place  of  beginning.
Dated  24th June,   1909.
aug 28 WM- H. FLEXT. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909
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MUSIC AND     %
THE STAGE J
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"A Gentleman from Mississippi."
"American" and "comedy" are
h>rds writ large all over "A Gentle-
jian from Mississippi," the play which
lie Messrs. William A. Brady and
loseph R. Grismer will make known
ext Monday night, Sept. 6th, in the
rictoria Theatre, where it will be
iterpreted by a company,of players
elected, in each individual case, for
ne especial fitness for the various
oles. That this is one of the notable
lays of the age may be gained from
lie fact that it ran all last season in
lew York City, for twenty-two
leeks in Chicago, and that it out-
lassed evetafcther play of the sea-
011 in the ffrmer city, although it
ras put forward with no other claim
lian that it was a comedy of Am-
rican life and character. When il
said that it .ran all season, it is not
leant that it ran four months, or six
lontlis, or through , a conspicuous
art of the theatrical year, which is
•om September 1 to April 30. "A
ientleman From Mississippi" was on
iew continuously in New York from
ie time of its September production
lere, a week after it was originally
lade known in Washington, D.C.,
ntil mid-June, when it was trans-
:rred from the Bijou Theatre to the
Dof auditorium of the New Amster-
am Theatre, where it ran through;
ut the hot weather, being retrans-
;rred to the Bijou for the resump-
on of the run. Meanwhile, every
ther "great success" of the season in
Jew York city had succumbed, al-
lough most of them on tour will be
dvertised as having run throughout
ie season there, or with lines such
"one solid year in New York."
A Gentleman From Mississippi"
lade such a run, and is the only
lay that did. The company is the
arne that is now appearing in the
loore Theatre, Seattle, and which is
o highly praised by the press of that
ity, including such well known play-
rs as James Lackaye, Osborne
earle, Fletcher Harvey, Hal De Forest, Fred. J. Adams, Edwin A,
parks, J. P. Winter, H. Bratton
Kennedy, and the Misses Virginia
earson, Olive Harper, Minnette Bar-
;tt, and Adelaide Wise.
The New Grand.
Manager Jamieson of the New
Irand has secured a fine cast for the
•eek commencing September 6th. In
A Lesson on Reform," a laughable
ne-act comedy, Miss Florence Mo-
ena illustrates the situation in a
ome whose mistress has been bitten
the bug of missionary work to
ibmeri and sailors, and neglects her
wn home to reclaim Hoboes. The
living of the problem and the bring-
g of his wife to a realization that
:r services are needed at home, as
is worked out by the husband, is
iry laughable.
Dorothy Vaughan. the laughing
tinteuse and comedienne, has three
ings. all of which are good and her
laughing song at the finish always
brings down the house.
Bissonette and Newman, the sensational athletes, in "West Point Cadet Pastimes," come on the stage in
full military uniforms which they
soon discard for their working costumes of black trousers and white
shirts. Their special feature is hand
balancing, in which they show a perfect control over all their muscles
by slowly raising and lowering themselves.
Thomas J. Price will sing the illustrated song, "Wooing Time," and
Sharp and Turek will present a fine
series of character sketches and dancing.
Romano Theatre.
That the Romano Theatre has continually packed houses is1 not to be
wondered at, when one takes into
consideration the class of pictures
that are being shown. As usual I
paid my semi-weekly visit to Romano's last Monday night, and one
picture entitled "Sterling-Keep" impressed me very much. "Sterling-
Keep" is a legend which would take
columns to explain in detail; briefly
it shows the danger of going too
far with- a practical joke, which in
this case was the cause of a gallant
knight becoming a lunatic through the
fun-making of his intended wife.
However, after being out of his mind
for a year he happens to hear a ballad
which he at once recognized as being played at the banquet given on
the occasion of his betrothal; this restores his reason.
Tonight starts with an entire
change of programme, the principle
number of which is "Why the Mail
was Late." This is the greatest cowboy picture ever produced. It is not
one that contains the usual shooting,
hold-up and other exaggerated parts;
it is a perfect illustration of cow
boy life; the film is unusually long
and one well worth seeing.
No. 2
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICB  that  F.  G.  Dagg of
Tatla Lake, occupation rancher, Intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
7 miles Easterly from head of Anaham
Lake and about 4 miles north of Salmon River; thence South 80 chains;
thence West 80 chains; thence North 80
chains; thence East 80 chains to point
of commencement.
Dated June 26th, 1909.
FRANCIS O. DAGO,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 3
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that John J. Finnerty
of Victoria, occupation farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase thc
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
one mile South of Blayneys pre-emption
Anaham Lake, thence South 80 chains;
thence East 40 chains more or less to
Lake; thence North 80 chains more or
less along Lake; thence West. 40 chains
more or less to point of commencement.
Dated June 17th, 1909.
JOHN JOSEPH FINNERTY,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 4
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Marjorie Davies
of Victoria, occupation stenographer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
3 miles East of the Salmon River and
about 15 miles North of Anaham Lake,
thence North 80 chains; thence East 40
chains; thence South 80 chains: thence
West 40 chains to point Of commencement.
Dated June 16th, 1909.
MARJORIE DAVIES,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
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TORONTO, ONTARIO
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
45
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Centre
Sections.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for ten miles, Vancouver Island Trunk
Road," will be received by the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works up to and
Including Saturday, the 28th day of
August, 1909, for constructing and completing Sections 2, 3, 4 and 6, in all ten
miles in length, more or less, of the
Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plan, profile, drawings, specifications,
and forms of contract and tender may
be seen, by intending tenderers on and
after Wednesday, the llth day of
August, 1909, at the offlce of the undersigned, Public Works Department, Victoria, B.C., and at the offlce of the Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one set
of the location plan and profile, and of
the specification, for the sum of flve
($5) dollars per set, on application to
the Public Works Engineer.
Each tender shall be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the order of the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works,, in
the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,600) dollars, Which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline or neglect to
enter into contract when called upon
to do so, or fail to complete the work
contracted for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied by the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed ln the envelope furnished.
The Minister of Public Works is not
bound to accept the lowest or any tender.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., Sth August, 1909.
aug 7
39
SATURNA ISLAND.
NOTICE ls hereby given that L. S.
Cokely will within thirty days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence north one mile; thence
east one mile; thence south one mile;
thence west one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 L. S. COKELT.
NOTICE.
No. 16
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Reserve existing on the lands embraced
ln special Timber Licence No. 23,290,
situated on Gambler Island, New Westminster District,  is cancelled.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Department of Lands,
14th July, 1909. Jy 17
No. 7
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE    NOTICE    that    Victoria    A.
Phipps  of  Victoria,   occupation   stenographer, intends to apply for permission
to   purchase   the   following   described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
80 chains South of the South-East corner of Lot 28 near Anaham Lake; thence
East 80 chains; thence South 40 chains;
thence West 80 chains; thence North 40
chains to point of commencement.
Dated  June  17th,  1909.
VICTORIA A. PHIPPS,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No.  6
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Susan Phipps of
Victoria, occupation widow, intends  to
apply  for permission  to  purchase  the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
20 chains North of the North-West corner of Lot 25. Anaham Lake, thence
West 80 chains; thence South 40 chains;
thence East SO chains; thence North 40
chains to point of commencement.
Dated June 17th,  1909.
SUSAN STEWART PHIPPS,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent,
No. 28
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE ls hereby given that Henry
Allen Bulwer will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the lands
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. W.
corner of Section 11, Township 27,
thence east one mile, thence south one
mile, thence west one mile, thence nortn
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
No. 29
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District
NOTICE is hereby given that Ralph
H. Loundes will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the
lands and under the area described
as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. E.
corner of Section 10, Township 27,
thence west one mile, thence south one
mile, thence east one mlle, thence north
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
NOTICE.
No. 17
"Water Act, 1909."
Attention ls called to section 192 of
the "Water Act, 1909," which requires
any person to whom any power or authority has been granted, pursuant to the
"Rivers and Streams Act," to surrender
such authority within one year of the
passage of said "Water Act," and receive a licence for same thereunder,
FRED. J. FULTON,
Chief Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
^Victoria, 19th July, 1909.
Jy24
No. 18
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District
NOTICE is hereby given that Harold
Strandwald will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the
lands and under the area described as
follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. W.
corner of Section 15, Township 27;
thence south one mile; thence east one
mile, thence north one mile, thence west
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXAltl OR, Agent.
NEW
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Cor. Fort and Stadacona 8treeta THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909
POLLY OF THE CIRCUS.
(By Felix D'Arblay)
Reprinted  from   The   Evening  Post.
It is not often that a play is greeted with such marked signs of approval as those which were accorded
to the production of "Polly of the
Circus," at Victoria Theatre Wednesday night. The lines were punctuated with rounds of applause, the
gods in particular having a good time,
and firing their usual salvos of artillery in the shape of whistling and
calls.
It was like an old time Surrey
theatre audience. The explanation i_.
not far to see. The play, while not
ambitious from a dramatic standpoint,
is instinct with the true spirit of-the
drama, sound, heal.thy, and human.
It deal's with elementary principles
and deals with them in an orthodox
manner. Once again has it been demonstrated that there is no story so
attractive as the old story, and no
song so sweet as "Love's Old Sweet
Song." MOH1 13
Perhaps the play owes an additional
element of attractiveness to the "fact,
that it is rather unconventional in
bringing on the stage two set scenes
from a circus show, and so literally,
taking the audience behind the scenes
and contrasting the developmei|t of
the human interest story with the prosaic details of circus life.
The character of Polly is a delightful conception, pure, innocent, yet
with the riper experience which
comes of circus life she reminds one
a little of the; chorus lady, who, amid
all the temptations of a penniless
calling, lost, none of the fragrance
and brightness of a lovely character.
The story is of a circus girl who
was injured during the performance
of her star act, and was carried to the
nearest house for treatment. This
happened:'to: be the residence of a
young Presbyterian minister, a fine
character well drawn, and possessing
none of the features of improbability
which usually surrounds the stage
minister; He is a fine, natural, manly fe.H6\v.
The best scene in the play is where
.Polly;* lies in bed recovering from
her mishap, the young minister sits
''talWnj to'-'htr'and the old colored
mamnjyrkeeps guard. Here the native wit and wisdom of a child of
t\\e circus has full play. It is as
original, as naive, and almost as
worldly wise, as the philosophy which
is doled out by George Ade or
> ilinisscy," and. kept the house in
roars of laughter. When Polly recovers and still stays on at ,the manse
it is only natural that the' ciders of
the church should smell a rat, and
equally natural that they and the vinegar-faced old maids, and ruling matrons should have their suspicions.
There is a fine scene in which the
old circus iflan comes to persuade
Polly to go back, and after explaining the impossibility of tearing herself away from her new life she performs an instant "volte face" when
she is informed by the officious elders
that it is the intention of the church
to dismiss the minister on her account. Rarely has Victoria witnessed
a more natural and exquisite piece of
acting. It was sq sudden, so unexpected, as to cause a thrill, and the
emotion was so real that not only
many of the audience, but the actress
herself shed tears.
Of course Polly goes back to the
circus, performs her star act on the
stage in full view of the audience,
realizes the impossibility of staying
with the old life, and finishes in the
arms of the young minister in a very
effective,  and well  staged  tableau.
There  may  be  a  touch  of melodrama in the play, but the sentiment
1 is  so  pure,  and  the  action  so  perfectly natural, that nothing can mar
its   simplicity,  and   to   paraphrase la
criticism which the greatest of Lon-
' don critics;penned gn "Sweet Lavcri-
. der" when    it    was    first  produced,
I "Polly of the ,Cir<.us'{ is a whiff of
,. the sawdust across the footlights.
Miss St. Leon is in no respects in-
i ferior to Mabel Talaficrro, who has
attained continental reputation in the
title part, and whose place she nofo
. takes.   The fact that she was actually
a circus rider gives veri-simillitude to Shasta daisies and soft ferns banked
the play, and furnishes a remarkable \ up, the whole "presenting a most
illustration of her versatility.
All the parts were well sustained.
That of the young minister, by Earl
Rider, and of Uncle Toby, by Harry
Lane, particularly so. Whatever there
may  be   in   store . for   the   play   the
pleasing effect
Mr. Andrews presided at the organ while the choir was composed of
the bride's friends.
Although the affair was very quiet,
no invitations having been issued on
account of illness in the family, the
church, was crowded to the doors by
future of Miss St. Leon will be watch-  the many friends of the,bride, who
ed with great interest, and unless she
is spoilt by success she is certain to
achieve a distinguished carreer as an
emotional actress. Polly of the Circus, despite its somewhat sensational
title, was well worth while.
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St. Paul's, Esquimalt, on Monday
morning last was the scene of a very
pretty and interesting wedding, when
thc marriage of Mr. Michael Robert
Jamieson qf Honolulu and Miss Elsi
had   gathered   to   wish   Her  joy   and
happiness.
After the ceremony the bridal party
partook of a dainty wedding breakfast at the residence of the bride's
father which had also been elaborate
ly decorated with Shasta daisies and  \_y one.
A Midnight Tragedy.
She stealthily arose from the bed.
She groped around for her husband's
clothes. *
Finding them at last, she proceeded
to,- search the pockets.
"Foiled!" she wailed between her
chattering teeth.
Then she descended the stairs to
the hall.
•'On the hatrack hung her husband's
overcoat.
he   delved   into   the   pockets,   one
terns.
Mr. and .Mrs. Jamieson were the
recipients of niany ha'nds.pme and
costly  gifts."
The h.me.yivioi£ii js being spent at
the family's summer residence on
Pike Lake. They will leave Victoria
for Honolulu on the ioth of this
month, where they will in future reside.
The  bride  wore  a  very becoming
going away suit of Alice blue'and a
hat of the same soft tone.
*   *   *
5j?'My God!" she cried. "The letters
T«|gave him this morning are gone.
lfe must have mailed them!"
iHeart-broken, she   went   back
bed.
to
;'
Strong Indications.
yf'Do you' think the intentions bf
)#ung Gotrox are serious?" asked the
anxious mother.
E'Tm  sure  they  are,  mamma,"  re-
The marriage  of  Miss Viva  Kerr,  plied the pretty-daughter'. *;'-Why, olify"
eldest; daughter, of Senator and .Mrs.  last night he laughed heartily at one
. WATER  NOTICE.
Irene Marguerite Bullen,'daughter of; Kerr, to Mt' George Cassels, son of   of papa's alleged jokes."
"Bud Haines," and Mississippi Girls in ''A Gentleman from Mississippi,"]Victoria Theatre, Monday Night, Sept. 6.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Fitzherbert Bullen*
of, Victoria, was solemnized by the
Rev. Baugh-Allan.
'The bride, beautifully attired in a
clinging semi-princess gown of ivory
satin with a lovely bolero and panel
embroidered with pearls and silver,
th'e conventional; veil of tulle held in
place by a coronet of orange blossoms, entered thc church leaning on
her  father's  arm.
Miss Holmes of Duncans made a
most charming bridesmaid and wore a
dainty frock of pale blue pino cloth
with a yoke, sleeves of net, a soft
white lace hat trimmed with pale
blue satin ribbon and white blossoms. She carried a bouquet of pale
pink and white sweet peas with asparagus fern.
The bride's mbther wore a handsome gown of smoky violet satin
with a vest of l»ce outlined with a
soft fold of orange! satin, a hat in the
same t'orie of violet ' becomingly
draped .with lace, a touch of orange
satin and mauve passion blossoms.
The groom was ably supported by
Mr. Douglas Bullen, brother of the
bride.
The church had been very artistically decorated for the occasion by
Miss Alice Pooley with white bells
made of chrysanthemums held by
satin ribbon, garlands of chrysanthemums  wcre   arrahfcd. on  the i dian
Justice    Cassels    o f Ottawa,    takes
place shortly.
* *   *
The officers' mess of the Shear-
watergave a very pretty dance last
Wednesday evening.
* *   *
Ridpath of Medicine Hat, Al-
s   the  guest  of  Mrs.   Borra-
Mrs
berta.
daile.
Mr.   Borradule,
riqusly ill, is now
* *
who has  been  se-
progressing favonr-
Needn't Be In a Hurry.
An old Kansas citizen who had
been henpecked all his life, was
about to die. His wife felt it her
duty to offer him such consolation
as she might and said: "John, you
are about to go, but I will follow
you." "I suppose so, Manda, but so
far as I am concerned you don't need
to be in any blamed hurry about it."
eel  screen,  while  at  thc  base  were  classes.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas have returned  from  California.
* *   *
Among the recent Old Country
visitors to Victoria is Mr . Cawder
from Aberdeen, Scotland.
* *   *
Mrs. D. Munroe and Mrs. C. A.
Godfrey of Vancouver are staying at
"The Hollies," 756 Courtney Street.
* *   *
Mr. E. H. Cleveland left last Tuesday, via the N. P., for Montreal,
where he will resume his studies at
McGill  College.
* *   *
Miss Hamilton has returned from
Bellingham, Wash., where she has
been visiting her uncle. Miss Hamilton  has  already  opened  her music
At the Sewing Bee.
Miss Polly—Just to think, Aunt
Matilda, Jason Hardapple ain't been
calling on Sue Waggs but two years
and last night he actually proposed.
Aunt Matilda—Do tell! I declare
this here speed mania has reached
Bacon Ridge at last.
51
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Vancouver  Island  Trunk  Road—Centre
Sections.
The time for receiving tenders for the
Vancouver Island Trunk Road Is hereby
extended up  to ancl  Including Tuesday
the 7th day of September next.
P. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
27th August,   1909.
sept 4
NOTICE is hereby given that ann ai
plication  will   be  made  under  Part  v
of* the  "Water Act,  1909,"  to, obtain
licence :h the  ' Divisic
of District.,
"(a) The name, address and occiipatld
of the applicant H. W. E. Canavan. Coi
suiting Engineer, No. 10 Mahon Bull!
ing, Victoria, B.C.
(If for mining purposes) Free Miner
Certificate No. .
(b) The name of the lake, stream (
source (if unnamed, the description ia
Small Creek, flowing into Lagoon
Section 50, Esquimalt District, from tlj
west.
(c) The point of diversion is aboil
3,200 ft. up stream from tide water.
(d) The quantity of water applied ff
(in cubic feet per second) four cub§
feet per second.
(e) The character, of the proposa
works: Small dam and pipes earryinf
water to quarry on Lot 4, Esquimau
District.
' (f) The premises on which the wata
is to be used (describe name) 20 acjl
lease on the north sea front of Sec. _
Esquimalt District. a
(g) Tlie purposes for which the watl
is to be used: Domestic and steal
boiler at Stone Quarry.
(h) if for irrigation describe the lad
intended, to be irrigated, giving acreag
(i) If the water Is to" be' used !i
power or mining purposes describe t
place where the water is to be return
to some natural channel, and' the di
ference in altitude between point
diversion and point*)*-: .return: Into 8
on Lot 49 about 80 ft. difference
altitude.
(j) Area  of Crown   land   intended
be occupied by the proposed works I
(R) This notice was -posted ' ori t.
sixteenth day of August, .190}), and !
plication -Will lie made ,-tp ,th,i Co_
missioner on' the thirtieth»day of Se
tember,   1909.
(1) Glve^the names,-juid;addresses',
any a'lpnrlan : proprietary ; or license
who or whose lands are likely to'
affected by the proposed works, eitli
above' or'.'pefow the outlet '(No ripart
proprietors or licensees).
F. R. SARGISON,    	
Agent for H. W. E. Cariavaii,
750 Bay St., Victoria, B.
sept 2
TO FARMERS, BUTCHERS, MILKMI
AND  OTHERS:
Messrs.
Stewart Williams
& Co.
Duly Instructed by Messrs. Richard a\
Newton, will sell by Public Auction,
their Farm, "The Glen," Cadbora Bay,
THURSDAY
SEPT. 9
commencing at 11  o'clock, the whole
their
UVE  STOCK, HORSES,  PIGS,  POTT
TBT,   FARMING  IMPLEMENTS,
a quantity of
HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE, ETC.,
including Registered Jersey Bull, 2 yea
and 5 months old, 8 first-class Mil
Qows, 4 Heifers from 1 year to 2 yea
old, 5 Young Heifer Calves, Bro
Mare. "Joan," 7 years; 2 Fillies by I
Richards' trotting stallion, Filly Colt
Sangster, Registered Clydesdale, 2 Gel
ings, 2 Berkshire Sows, 2 Berkshi
Pigs, 5 doz. pure-bred White Leghor
(Cooper's stock), 50 Leghorn Pulle
100 head of mixed Chickens, about 1
Ducks, 50 pure-bred Pekin Ducks, Mf
sey-Harrls Root Cutter, Cultivato
Dump Cart and Harness, Roller, Ba
Wagon, New Buggy, Express Wage
Double Set of Harness, Single Harnei
2 Incubators, Chicken Runs, Cooj
Harrows, English Saddle, 2 Bicych
Tool Chest and Carpenter's Tools, Scale
Stillyards, Mowing Machine, 2 La\
Mowers, Sharpies Separator, Chui
Milk Cans, Milk Pails, Cream Jai
Butter Worker, 3 Plows, Field of Ma
golds (Sutton's seed), ahout 12 tons
Oat Hay, Hay Forks, Rakes, Sav
Grindstone, several lengths of Hos
Tile Drain Pipes, and a large quanti
of other Farming Tools and Irapl
ments.
Also  a  lot  of   Household   Furnitu
and Effects. i
Lunch will be served on the groun
at 12 o'clock.
Also duly instructed by E. L. We
more, Esq., will sell by Public Auctii
at his farm at Heal's "West Saanil
Road  on ,
TUES., SEPT. 7
at 11 o'clock sharp,
The whole of his
LIVE    STOCK,    HORSES,    FOULTB
FARMING IMPLEMENTS,
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, ETC.
Including:—Driving Mare 6 years ol
Colt rising 3 years, Colt rising 2 yea:
filly Colt, 2 milch Cows, 2 young Cov
100 head of Poultry, 10 Geese, Dei
ing Rake, Deerlng Mower, Acme H£
rows, Disc Harrows, Drag Harrows,
Stubble Plows, Bain Wagon, 4-ln. til
New "Hamilton" Wagon, "Jack" I
tato Digger, "Democrate" Wagon, Sins
Buggy, "Planet Junior" Cultivator, H
Forks, 126 feet of Hay Fork Ro]
"Myer's" Pump, 2 Sand Boxes (ne'
De Laval Cream Separator, Milk Cai
Set of Double Harness, 2 Sets of Sin.
Harness, Chest of Carpenters' Too
"Hamilton" Washing Machine, Griji
ing Machine, Crop of Apples, Sunid
Tools, Churn, Barrels, and a quant;
of Household Furniture. Lunch will)
served  at  12   o'clock.
The Auctioneer, STEWART WIL:
Take  the  7:45  V.  &  S.  Ry.   train
Beaver Lake—Returns at 6 p.m.

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