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A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Vol. XI, No. 10-Eleventh Year
Victoria, B.C., Canada, April 19, 1913
5c. a copy, $2.00 a year
"No policy will be satisfactory to the people of Britisb
Columbia which does not include a substantial and prompt
a fight its California against the intrusion of the Oriental. At the
same time it must not be forgotten that the gravest issues arc involved. There is first of all the question of commercial treaties which
mean a great deal to tho prosperity of the United States and Canada.
The American residents in Tokio have protested against the Californian attitude, no doubt purely for commercial reasons. Their protest
has fallen on deaf ears. The Government of Japan has tiled a protest
with the Government at Washington; n protest couched in moderate
ancl dignified terms, and there thc matter rests. Unless Japan feels
called upon to emphasize the protest, the matter will for the moment
end there, but it would be living in a fool's paradise to imagine that
the subject will not be revived. California is but blazing the trail
for British Columbia in the matter of Asiatic exclusion, and there is
no single consideration of half as much weight affecting the naval
policy of Canada as that of the possible attitude of Japan in face of
continued hostility on the part at any rate of the Western section of
the United States and Canada. It is a matter in which we have a
common cause and on which we are likely to form a permanent solidarity.
Civis Roman us Sum
WO thousand years ago the Roman citizen could proudly pro-
1 claim "Civis Romanus sum." Throughout the extent of the
Roman Empire to be tt Roman citizen carried with it, privi-
I leges of a universal citizenship, aud secured for the bearer exemption
Ifrom disabilities which applied to other men who might be living
I within the Empire, but were uot of it. The phrase has caught the
lear of the world throughout the ages, and it, comes resounding down
Ito the twentieth century as the proudest title ever borne by the men
lof a race. We do not sufficiently realize that glorious though the
(British Empire may be, and transcending in extent, iu wealth and in
liniluonce, the utmost limits of the Roman, it is still inferior in this
Tine respect that tliere has never been n Naturalization Law which
Imakos all British subjects equal, and whicii welds them together in
Ithut unbroken solidarity whieh citizens of the Roman Empire presented. The subject has probably never been considered until the last *
■ years, when the centrifugal forces of thc Empire have drawn its
Individual units ever closer together and closet' to the Mother Country,
lit is only iiow that we aro for fhe first time presenting a solid front
Jo the world that the anomalies of our relations to each other are
liccoming apparent, anil there is little doubt that wc are within moiis-
lireable distance of legislation which will result in every British subject, throughout the Empire being placed on an equality not only as
legards the protection of British law, but his recognition by other
lations.     It is the absence of this whicli has given point to the inci-
lont related in the press of the current week, in which two Russian
Titflers in Canada, who had become naturalized British subjects.
fere, on revisiting Russia, arrested, imprisoned and exiled to Siberia,
J course which could not have been taken if the naturalization which
licy effected in Canada under Dominion laws had not been confined
the limits of the .Dominion.   This is a disability which must be
Itmoved, and which the co-operation of the Motherland and the
lolonies in new spheres of activity demands should bo removed as
lon as possible.    It has already been discussed, and tho incident re-
Irretl to is certain to give point to the arguments that have been
led, and may not improbably operate to a speedier settlement of an
liportnnt question.
California Land Legislation
HE action of the State Legislature of California in legislating
against the Japanese land holding is a matter of the utmost
significance, and raises a concrete question in a very vital
Im.    Brushing aside all sophistry, it means that the State Legis-
jure of California is determined to exercise its State prerogative
lthe utmost extent in order to bar out the Japanese.    It is not ger-
ltne lo the point at, issue to discuss the relation of the Stall! Legis-
luro to tho Federal Legislature.    That is a matter settled by the I'.
IConstitution, and it is only of interest to note this in passing, be-
|ise in Cannda none of the Provinces have similar powers, and the
body whicii can deal with the subject of immigration is the
Iminion Parliament.   The stand taken by California is consistent
lh the attitude of organized labour, but it would be a mistake in
lposo that the danger which was first scented by the labour leaders
lot now recognized generally throughout the State.   Two condi-
ls have recently developed whicii have accentuated the hostility of
lifornians to Japanese immigration.   The first is the acquisition
lonsiderable sea frontage by representatives of the Japanese Gov-
Inent, and the second is the very large increase in agricultural land
lings purchased by Japanese.   Probably California furnishes the
; conspicuous illustration of the aggressiveness aud restless anibi-
I of the Jap.     There he manifests his true character; ho shows
if you admit him he will not be kept down, but will share in all
advantages which the country affords until he runs up against
Lone wall of a legislative barrier.  The action of the Legislature
lis the whole question of the relation of the two nationalities and
friendly relations of the two Governments. Tt is a far cnll to sng-
lthat the U. S. Government might have to consider the possible
Jidmcnt, of the Constitution; but such a course would not be as
leal as that a single State should over-rule national senlimenl,
Tby so doing plunge the whole nation into difficulties. Those who
Ion the Pacific Coast are more keenly alive to thc dangers of
ufal immigration than those who live further East.  They regnrd
j>ttv much in the same light as does Australia, and they are deter-
Id to resist it.     This is true of all Pacific Coast States and Pro-
Is, and it, is certain that British Columbia would make as strong
Whuse health hns hcu lhe cause of considerable anxiety
throughout lhe world 'luring Ihe inst   few  weeks.
The Privy Council
THE bill introduced into the House of Commons by lhe Lord
Chancellor affecting the constitution of the Judicial Committee of lhe Privy Council is (he culmination of o discussion which bus been carried on for some lime as in tlie desirability nl'
altering its personnel sn ihat when highly technical cases from the
Colonies were being considered by the Court il shnuld havo llic advantage of lhe presence of colonial representatives. The demand
sprung from two reasons; first the growing tendency of the Colonies
nud llic Mother Country In draw closer together nud lhe desire nl' ihe
former to have a voice in matters directly and peculiarly affecting
their interests. The second is ihal in different purls of ihe Empire
lliero are local laws to bc interpreted with which tho Law Lords nl
home cannot possibly be familiar, and iu fhe exposition of which a
representative of the country affected would certainly lend invaluable
aid. These considerations have carried weight, and the Government
has wisely yielded, not so much lo a request as In the impression that
lhe ends of justice would be better served and public confidence in
the Committee maintained by moulding it ngnin in meet the requirements of the limes. Thus does nne of the finest and mnsi dignified
of British institutions conform to tho underlying sentiment of the
British Constitution whicli ever makes "the bounds of freedom wider
still"—uot ahvays going on "from precedent to precedent," but al
limes establishing precedents of ils own, as in the present case, thereby strengthening its hold mi tho affections of thc Empire, and increasing ils efficiency, nnl only as nn impartial, bul as nearly as u human
tribunal enn be, an infallible Court nf Justice.
Christian Science
OX the Iiith uli. The Week published an exhaustive article on
Christian Science from the pen of .Mr. J. Arthur Hill, of
Bradford, Vnrks. Mr. Hill is au eminent literatour, a member of tho English Society of Authors, an experl in psychical science,
and n collaborateur with Sir Oliver Lodge.   It would bo difficult, if
not impossible, to find a writer better equipped to deal with the subject from the standpoint of an honest, philosophical, scientific criticism.    The Week did not ask for the article; it was tendered by Mr.
Hill, who is a regular contributor, in consequence of articles whieh
had appeared in The Week supporting Christian Science. The article
referred to was exhaustive and detailed; carefully edited, and with all
references indicated.    The AVeek made no comment on it; a fair
comment would be that it was highly favourable to Christian Science,
but critical of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, its founder.     The Week is
not competent to deal with this subject either for or against,  It is a
highly technical subject, one whieh has provoked wide controversy,
and one on which great differences of opinion exist.  But The Week
did try to be fair, and recounted instances in which from the personal
knowledge of the editor, great benefits had been derived by sufferers
who had placed themselves in the hands of Christian Science healers.
It also emphasized the moral and spiritual influence of the Church
and its members. Mr. Hill summed up the case concisely, and, as
The Week believes, fairly.  He said that "the good and true part of
Christian Science is its demonstration of the influence of mind on
body, and of the usefulness of inducing mental states of an optimistic
character.   .    .   The tree is known by its fruits, and the fruits of
Christian Science are undoubtedly often good.    ...   I am not at,
all prepared to deny the Christian Seienco claims, even with regard
to organic disease.     I have seen enough of Christian Science results
among my friends to prevent me denying anything; I merely suspend
judgment.     But I do believe that the power of the mind over the
body is so great that almost anything is possible; and I think that
the medical advance of the next half century will be chiefly in this
hitherto neglected direction."   This cannot be regarded as unfriendly
to Christian Science, but surely the honest, sincere expression of a
true scientist.   In the current issue of The Week will be found a
reply to Mr. Hill which emanates from tho Christian Science Committee, and it, may therefore be regarded as an official reply.   That
reply is confined entirely to a defence of Mrs. Alary Baker Eddy
against Mr. Hill's somewhat unfavourable criticism of her methods;
il therefore possesses far less interest to the general public than would
a dissertation on the principle of Christian Science.   Tliere is. however, ono point of considerable importance referred to in the letter,
and that is where the writer takes exception to Mr. Hill's description
of healing in attributing it solely to the influence of mind over matter,
whereas the Christian Science teaching is that "a demonstrable divine
principle is involved."  However, it would be very wide of the mark
for The Week to attempt to canvass the reply of the committee; possibly Mr. Hill may see fit to do so; all The Week does is to throw
open its columns freely to both sides with the desire to give some
publicity to a subject which it believes to be of great importance and
of growing interest, and one which it has before said is slowly but
surely gaining ascendancy in the human mind.
IN the current issue of The Week will be found the detailed protest of the passengers of thc "R.M.S. .Monteagle" against the unsatisfactory conditions prevailing al the William Heud Quarantine Station, where they wero detained from the 31st nit. for sixteen days. The statement is a lengthy one and goes into the minutest details. It is one which must and will receive attention at the
bands bf the authorities. Indeed, a copy was mailed to the .Minister
of Agriculture, who has to ileal with all matters affecting the public
health, and he is expected lo lake action. The only action which
could produce satisfactory results would be a prompt and searching
investigation In be held before the passengers became seal te red. A
number of those who voiced lhe complaint, and some of those who
signed, aro still within reach, and in so serious a mailer their evidence should be taken on oath, ll is not necessary to commenl upon
ihe details of the protest. They arc discreditable to the Department;
lhey arc nauseating und disgust ing. Thnl such conditions shuiild
have been permitted is almosl incredible, ll is ull very well in say
thai llic station, like everything else, bus become obsolete by reason
nf the rapid development nf Victoria, und ihnl. ibis is a sufficient
explanation of the inadequacy of tin* accommodation. Bin such an
excuse would not impose upon a ten year old boy. The simple truth
of the nialler is thai lhe station bus been neglected, and thai tho Department bus simply ignored not merely the growing needs, bul even
the elementary requirements of the Quarantine Station.   It would be
easy in point out the utter lack of intelligence In ghl to bear upon
the equipment; as for instance only one isolation building capable of
accommodating a single case. If more cases than nne bud occurred
mi the voyage, or if the disease bad spread and the number of cases
bud increased after the passengers went into quarantine, there is no
plaee where the additional cases could have been accommodated. II
another vessel had arrived wilh u ense of infectious disease nn board,
while the "Monteagle" wns in quarantine, it wnuld have been impossible even lo land the passengers, nnd tho only course would have
been to coup them up on the ship. However, thc besl impression of
ilu* condition of affairs enn be gathered from a careful reading of tlie
protest of the passengers, who may be considered lucky to have
escaped n general epidemic.
Till, crickol season is with us again, and Viotoria, the Western
headquarters of the glorious game, is arousing herself. The
first in llie field is the Albion Cricket Club, which, although
nnl tho pioneer, can yet claim a history stretching over nearly a
quarter of a century. Nol many people know that Ibis club has played
nn the same ground on the nnrth-cnsl comer of Beacon Hill Pnrk Page Two
Vietoria, B.C.,  April  1!), 1913
■ during the whole of that period. Iu its earlier ilnys it counted in its
ranks men who huve since become famous in athletic circles, not forgetting our tennis champion, B. E. Schwengers. If there were
"giants in those days," there ure ulso giants in these days, who well
maintain the prestige of thc Albion Club, including the redoubtable
veteran who can still howl three wides and then take a wicket. Tlie
Albion will have n stronger team this seuson than last, nnd intends to
make a bold bid for premier honours. Under the genial presidency nf
Col. Cunliffe, the annual banquet was held at the Balmoral Hntcl
on Saturday night last, and was largely attended not only by members of the Albion Club bill by representatives of other clubs. The
arrangements for the evening were excellent, nnd a most enjoyable
lime was spent. Incidentally, Ibe subject of the impending; visil of
ihe Australians was discussed and Secretary Beeves, of the P.C.C.A.,
announced thai be hoped to conclude satisfactory arrangements for n
three days match. It was true liml Ihe management of the Australian
tenm had demanded a giiariiiiee of $1,000, but he hoped Ihnl il
would sec that such it guarantee was out of the question, nnd would
accept the very fair offer of the Association to turn over the gross gale
receipts. Manager Levy, when here with the last Australian team, expressed his desire to help Ihe game of cricket in Canada, and it would
hardly be consistent with his professions to refuse to play unless he
could get a large guarantee. The Victoria team is also getting busy,
and present arrangements are that lhe opening mutch of thc sensnn
will take place on the Jubilee grounds next Saturday, the 2(itb inst..
when the Victoria and thc Albion will once more measure swords.
H Weekly Halt=Holiday
T'HE WEEK is in favour of a weekly half-holiday for simp
assistants.    It is a concession ivhich is in accord with the
spirit of the times and which has been granted in most other
departments of labour.    It has not hitherto been universally conceded to shop assistants because the question of public convenience is
involved.   For this reason The Week is not in favour of a Saturday
half-holiday, but believes that the middle of the week is tho better
time to take it.  This has been tried in other cities with success.  Tho
objections to the Saturday half-holiday are in the opinion of' The
Week unanswerable,  lt is the only time on which every working num
finds himself in possession of his week's wages, and can go shopping
with his wife and children.    Tbe custom is an old and honourable
one, possessing mnny advantages.  It infuses a spice of color into lifo
as well as being a mutter of practical domestic convenience.   With
Sunday following, when all stores ure closed, the inconvenience would
be greatly increased, if the period during which they are now open on
Saturday were curtailed by nine hours, during which at present shopping can lie done, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and that, is the proposition
of those who would take the half-holiday on Saturday.   There is the
further objection that this can hardly bo called a half-holiday, for it
represents nine full hours' work.     Tho shopkeepers are surely entitled to some consideration, and such a long break would doubtless
affect their business unfavourably, especially in the matter of perishable goods.   This would seem to Thc Week lo exhaust the objections
to having the half-holiday on Saturday; there could be no objection
lo having it on Wednesday, if it is desired as a period for rest, and
coming in the middle of the week it would be more effective from
that standpoint. Moreover, it would be a renl half-holiday, extending
from one o'clock o six.    The. Week is entirely in favour of the move- ■
ment, and believes it to bo reasonable, humane, and in accordance
with the trend of the times, but it would strongly urge those who are
behind it not to be arbitrary in their demands, and to remember that
since it is the public they servo, it is the public convenience which
should be considered in any movement of such a drastic character
affecting at least 80 per cent of the population, for those to whom the
question of the time at which they shall do their shopping is a matter
of no importance certainly do not constitute more than 20 per cent
of the whole.
test of the trend of events than any local issue. Viewed in this light
and with sonic justification for believing Ihal the Alberta elections
were a "try-out" for the Liberal policy in ihe House, the Conservatives have every right to felicitate themselves nn the result. If the
naval issue had nnythiug to do with llic increase nf lhe Conservative
majority from six to eighteen, then the Liberal Opposition is entitled
to all the comfort it can derive from its preliminary cantor in the
country. The local issue which was undoubtedly a factor was Ihnl of
lhe Great West waterways case, in respect nf which lhe Administration of Premier Sifton has been so severely impeached, The defeat
of Attorney-General Cross in Edmonton, tho nearest point of importance to the great disl rid affected by tliis transaction, cannot bin bo
regarded as a condemnation of the Government policy, and when one
remembers thc extreme bitterness whieh was engendered throiighoul
ihe Province by ihis "fiasco," there can be no surprise ul the defeat of
Mr. Cross lu Edmonton. Altogether tlie resull of lho elections, looked
at from whatever standpoint one chooses, nre full of hope for the
Conservative parly, nnd effectually dispose nf fho contention that the
prairies are solid for Liberalism.
fl Valiant Journalist
THE passing of Mr. E. J. Deane leaves a gap in the journalism
of the Kootenays which will not easily be tilled, lie was
without doubt one of the keenest, most intellectual und aggressive newspaper men in B.C., nnd hud been identified with ils interests for nearly twenty years. To him will always belong the distinction of having established and successfully conducted the best
newspaper in lhe interior of British Columbia, the Kelson Daily
News. In conducting this paper Mr. Dcmie followed his own ideas,
and although he was nt times hampered by his associates, ho never
snerilied bis independence, or allowed himself to bo diverted frnm
his policy. lie was at all times a consistent and aggressive Liberal:
he never sat on lhe fence, but was u newspaperman, who believed thnt
llie public wanted lho news. He got il for them nt whatever cost,
wilh the resull thnl his paper wns known fur nml wide und had almosl
as large a circulation outside as within its home constituency. Mr.
I leane's health hnd nol been good for years, and of late his friends had
noticed thai he was failing fast. His death removes a inan who was
universally respected, and one of lhe few strong political partisans
who made no enemies among his opponents. His editorials wen*
brief, concise, lucid antl pungent, characteristics in which be resembled one who was for many years his fellow townsman and rival,
lhe late John Houston. Mr. Deane will be greatly missed by Ibe
parly tn Avhich be rendered conspicuous service, and none the less by
Ihnse who recognized that in him they had a foemiin worthy of their
Alberta Elections
Til K resell of lhe Alberto Provincial elections must be a mill ter
of surprise to the local Government, which went out of office
with nn Opposition of six nnd returns with an Opposition
nf at least eighteen. This is a remarkable gain and only a campaigner who has been in close touch with all developments could lay
his finger on the causes which have brought about such a change.
The one subject which was expeeted to affect tbe issue materially,
und which thc Liberal press confidently predicted would be the determining factor, was that of trade relations with the United Sliiles.
As a mutter of foot, this subject has not been an issue. Alberta exchanges all show that while it was discussed, principally by the Liberal speakers, it, aroused no enthusiasm and very little interest. The
Tariff Reform Bill, as proposed by President Wilson, so fully vindicates the prediction of thc Conservative leaders in Canada ns to hnve
rendered it impossible for Reciprocity to be revived in any form, even
fnr the purposes of academic discussion. Tt was confidently expected
thnt the Naval Bill now before the House nt Ottawa would be very
generally discussed during the campaign, and might prove a Irner
Nelson School Affairs
PUBLIC sympathy will undoubtedly be on thc side of the eight
Nelson teachers who resigned because the dale of Principal
Thompson's suspension has been set forward to August, instead of counting from the date of Commissioner Lampman's report.
The conduct nf thc principal and nf that section of llie School Board
which has encouraged him in a line of misconduct bringing discredit
upon an honourable proefssion, fully justifies the stand taken by the
teachers, who could not continue In work under such a man and re-
lain their self-respect. Moreover, public opinion cannot but be aggrieved at the apparent disregard of the Commissioner's recommendations. But all this is only on the surface. Indeed, the case is essentially one of those in which "things arc not what they seem." lias it
occurred to tbe teaching shift that the course adopted by the Department may bc much more effective than the one whicii they desired,
immediate suspension? Six months from the beginning of April
would lift the ban of suspension iu September, quite early in the fall
term, and with more than six months of schooling In follow, The
decision of the Department carries the term of suspension over to
February. Moreover, thc teachers have probably not considered thai
as the majority of the School Board favours Principal Thompson, he
would undoubtedly have been reinstated in September if his suspension had come into operation at once, whereas by the end of February many things may happen, and time and title are always in favour
of the man wdio can wait.
The Manchester Guardian
Readers of the Victoria Times will have observed the frequency
with which the Liberal Journal quotes from "The Manchester Guardian." It invariably speaks of it us a great English journal and an influential organ voicing national opinion. This
is not correct. The .Manchester Guardian is the recognized exponent
of extreme Radical principles; an out and out advocate of most of lhe
advanced proposals of its party, and for some yenrs past under its
present editorial control decidedly anti-Imperial in its tendencies.
During tlie Boer war it sided with the Little Englanders, and has
never recovered in public estimation from the set-back which il received on thnt account. It is only natural that such a paper should
attack the Borden naval policy, and should furnish much reading
matter of the kind which readers of the Victoria Times arc expected
to revel in. When such a paper says that "there is a strong feeling
in England that it would ho unwise to accept a contribution which
involves in the Canadian Parliament the application of the gag and
,i studied insult to a great Imperial statesman," it misrepresents English public opinion us grossly us it; mis-states the incident which it professes to traverse. The public can have but little confidence in the
opinions of u paper whieli tloes not correctly state the fads on which
it bases its arguments. Even intelligent Liberals must laugh in
Iheir sleeve at the picturesque phrase which describes the "gagging''
of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Tho incident has been fully explained on
the floor of the House at Ottawa, antl the Victoria Times knew this
when it quoted witb approval the misrepresentations of lhe Manchester Guardian.
The Dry-Dock
CAPT. LOGAN and Mr. II. B. Thomson have been successful
in their mission to Ottawa. With the assistance of Mr. (!.
IIII .arnard, M.P., they have been able lo secure the definite
promise of a dry docks for Esquimalt, uud such addition lo the breakwater nl Victoria as will give n pier nnd two wharves in lhe near
future. The fad speaks fur itself, and may be taken as an evidence
of the practical interest of the Dominion Government in the port of
Victoria, and as an earuesl of its intention to subsidize works iu the
harbour to whatever extent may be necessary to enable il lo accommodate llie enormous increase of shipping which is now assured, li
is nnl likely thill the churlish attitude of Vancouver will hnve any
i ITci'i mi the intentions of the Government witb respect to Victoria.
Snme people want "the earth," and most people who live outside
Vancouver think that it bus been very well treated by Governments;
il will hardly advance ils own interests by antagonizing those of
Another Bubble Pricked
IT is hardly permissible to anticipate the verdict of the Committee
which has been conducting the Dowler investigation. Possibly
before these lines are published that verdict may be known, but
it certainly is permissible to comment on tho farcical nature of the
whole proceedings and the ridiculous collapse of the Mayor's case.
By common consent he has utterly failed to substantiate two of the
three trumpery charges whicii he preferred. The only one remaining affects the late arrival of the City Clerk at bis office ou numerous
occasions. In his manly defense Mr. Dowler pointed out that his
duties required him to work many hours at night, and night after
night. Indeed, anyone familiar with the sittings of the Council and
Committees must wonder how the City Clerk finds time to sleep,
while social functions must be entirely beyond his compass. This
night work is done without extra remuneration, and Mr. Dowler
stated that during twenty-four years of service he has not received a
dollar ou this account. That a gentleman occupying lhe important
posit inn of Cily Clerk and who has to work at night to this extent
should be scored when he is half an hour or even an hour late in the
morning is as unfair as it is ridiculous. Indeed, it would be hard lo
liml language iu which to characterize the Mayor's conduct in this
matter. There is only too much reason to conclude even from his
own admissions, that consideration for thc public service bud fur less
to do with it than personal spleen.
carnival men, flue. 4 io 9,1913
Ship for Sale
By Tender
The Vancouver Navy League Is prepared to receive Lenders for thu purchase
of the s.S. Egeria:
1st. As she now lays in Vancouver
2nd. For tho hull.
ord,    por the engines and equipment.
The Egeria is a full-rigged composite
sloop of war. built for the British Admiralty. She is IGO feet long, 31 1-3
feet beam and M 1-1 l'ect draught. Displacement, 010 tons. Her engines nre of
700 horsepower. Speed under steam,
11 1-4 knots. She is built of oak and
teak, copper-bottomed, and Is in first
class condition.
For further particulars apply to Capt.
Eddie, Empire Building. Hastings St.,
Vancouver, B. C, or on after April 21st
on the ship.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to 5 p.m., Monday, May
6 th', 1013.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily
President of tlie .League.
I 15  Granville  St.,   Vancouver,  B.  C.
»P   19 ap   '_(.
Hotel Washington
Headquarter* for tbt Automobile
Located at the corner of Second
Avenue and Stewart Street. A
minute's walk from the business
and shopping centre of the eity.
All outside rooms and strictly
fireproof. Street cars pass the
door. Auto 'bus meets all trains
and boats.
First-class Cafe under the supervision of the hotel management.
"A Homelike Place"
J. H. DAVIS, Proprietor
Arcade Bowling Alleys
The manager of the alleys has
arranged for two afternoons a
week for ladies desiring to
bowl, Tuesday and Thursday.
Phone 4873.
I, Samuel McCullough, of Hoyal Oak,
Smith Saanich, In the Province of British
Columbiai give notice that on the 20th
day of May, 1013, 1 Intend to apply to
the AVater Commissioner at his office in
Victoria for a license to take and use
one ruble foot of watei per second from
stream on Section ST. telork 2, Lot 10,
Range 1, East l.ake District, Province of
British Columbia, Plan No. 1373, and
io form a reservoir for storage on that
portion of Lot 11 lying within Section
Stl, HI nek 2, Kange 1, East, aforesaid.
The water is to he taken from satd
reservoir and is lo lie used on Sections
SB and ST. Lake District, aforesaid for
domestic   purposes.
Dated and posted tliis 17th day of
April, 11113.
ap   19
may  10
A 1913
is THE Car
for You
ADMIRED ul' all beholders, this aristocrat of the highway speeds upon ils smooth and noiseless way—bowling nlnng the asphalt—spinning down tho country road
—ploughing through the deepest sand and conquering the must
forbidding mountainside.
McLAUGHLIN ears stand for elegance aud
every earmark of efficiency anil strength, and n long list of important victories to ils credit, the McLAUGHLIN bas earned a
world-wide reputation for all-round excellence. Acclaimed "the
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bers, Busi ion Street.   He also will furnish full particulars.
Box tickets on sale by ladies of the S. P. C. A., who have plucecl
Ihem al lhe following business houses: W. H. Wilkerson's jcweli-T
store, H. li. Salmon's, View and Government Street; 1). E. Campbell!
Campbell Block.
I'. 0. BOX 705
\_ Victoria, B.C., April 19, 1913.
Page Three
the feelings of oilier people. If a boy
cannot enjoy his roller skates without
making himself a general nuisance in
the neighbourhood he will have to
obey the law which wc all have to
obey sooner or later, viz., that which
makes for the greatest good of thc
greatest number, Hc will have to
give up his favourite pastime as a
concession to the common weal, ancl
be content to walk the streets as cloth
the common or garden
Ifee^     «&>$*_*    °»&jl|fr*k°     o^jjiSwe^o     »&_$»&»     <*b>_\$&>    ooQ^g
At the Street Corner
WHAT a thousand pities it is that
in this age of advanced education it should so often bc necessary
lo write on the subject of manners.
One would have thought that by this
lime thc elements of good manners
would be born into a child and that
by tbe time he arrived at man's estate it would have been instinctive for
him to net in accordance with them,
for the class of offender whom I have
in my mind's eye is not drawn from
the slums; hc belongs to what is generally known as the great middle
class. Thc middle class, as 1 am
aware, has in the Old Country an
upper and a lower stratum. Outside
o; Great Britain, however, 1 believe
that the distinction docs not exist, so
far as Anglo-Saxons arc concerned. I
take it for granted that nny man who
is the oh tier of an automobile in Canada may safely bc styled "middle
class," and as my remarks are connected with automobiles and funerals,
1 take it that they will be directed
against middle class owners. Once
upon a time it was thc custom for
passers-by to uncover iheir heads
u hen a funeral passed. Whether this
was an act of respect to thc majesty
of death or merely a tribute of sympathy I" the mourners, I am not in
a position to say. Once upon a time
il was as heinous an offence to cut
through a funeral procession ns it is
now to attempt lo break lhe ranks of
a regiment on the march. There is
still, I believe, a law on lhe statute
hook whicii makes it an offence to interfere wilh a religious procession,
hul that law, in Victoria al least, has
fallen into abeyance.
It is a sad commentary on the manners of Ihe times when a column
which is usually devoted lo street
nuisances of a totally different kind,
has lo afford space to give vent lo
complaints about the unniannerlincss
of automobilists who will persist in
defying thc laws of God and man by
impudently cutting through funeral
processions. But the complaints have
been so frequent and they are substantiated by such irrefutable evidence
that it is necessary to give publicity lo
a form of bad manners whicii reflects
ill on the early training of the drivers.
I am told that seldom if ever, do those
in charge of funerals have any complaints to make of hackmen or expressmen, lt is thc automobilist and
he alone who wantonly disregards the
decencies of life in this respect, and of
the automobilists it is thc private drivers and not the licensed chauffeurs
who arc the most frequent offenders.
'I'he former think nothing of cutting
in between tiie hearse and the mourners, or between thc minister and the
hearse. I have heard of instances
where a collision has been but narrowly averted owing to this reckless
disregard of what is right and seemly.
1 wish that one such a driver could
have seen what occurred the other
day afier hc had passed. A funeral
wns passing up one of our principal
streets and had been subjected lo thc
usual indignity hy a "gentleman"
owner. Just after hc bad gone out of
sight the procession passed four little
boys standing on the sidewalk. Thc
eldest could not have been more than
ten. Ench one of the little fellow.*,
gravely removed his cap and stood
uncovered till the last carriage had
passed. Verily, out of the mouth of
babes and sucklings-
It is time that some action was taken in this respect by thc authorities,
If there is no present means of bringing offenders lo book under existing
regulations, it is not asking too much
to demand the passing of a by-law
which would make it possible to
summons drivers who cut through
funeral processions. It is conceivable
that circumstances might arise, such
: a hurry call for a doctor or an
nbulnncc, where the dead would
have to give place to the living, but
such instances are very rare, and by
no means excuse tiie present state of
affairs. 1 am not basing an argument
on tbe grounds of religion, or of expediency or of logic; I merely contend that it is execrable "form" to
show no respect to thc dead, and that
no one with the slightest pretensions
to bc considered a gentleman would
bc guilty of such conduct, if hc lived
hd to those pretensions.
I am in receipt of a communication
from  the neighborhood  of  Haultain
Murk Twain did not cherish a fondness I'm* the average oflice boy. He
had nu idea Unit the genus wns insufferable, nud invariably when the liu-
morisl sallied forth into some business
office there was immediate armed hostility between him and the boy.
One dny Murk went to see n friend
nl his oflice, nnd the oflice boy on
guard, in icy tones, snid:
"Whom do you wish to sec?"
Murk ineutioneed his friend's name.
"What do you want to see him
aboul 1" enme next from the boy.
Mark Twain immediately froze up,
nnd Ihen, wilh a genial smile, he said,
"Tell him, plense, I wnnt to nsk his
hand in holy matrimony."
A Notable Arrival in Victoria
The Mighty Michigan 40
PRICE $2,500
F.O.B. Victoria
Street, and as my correspondent is a
man of repute and lives in that district I pass on his complaint without
personally verifying it. 1 confess that
I am sadly ignorant of the topoi
graphy of my own city and have but
little time to keep pace with its ever-
increasing dimensions. At the comer
of Fernwood Road and Bay Street,
there is, it appears, a pathway across
a number of vacant lots, leading in a
north-easterly direction. This path
crosses several ditches which obtrude
themselves on the nostrils in a manner wdiich there is no avoiding. After
the second ditch has heen passed the
adventurous traveller reaches what is
presumably a surface drain, which
emits its contents on to thc surface
and runs southerly. From tllis also
there is an odour, offensive at all
times, hut paralyzing in the warm
weather. Bin this is not all. On Asquith Street, midway between Haultain and Bay Streets, there is a drain
which has apparently met with an
accident, as tlle sewage rises up into
the roadway, and, as one may well * '"S ■■•■*■ l,as' wec'< hy il v's't* from est man speaks in the most uonchal*
imagine, here we get stench No. 3. olle °' th'e brightest and most intclli- ant milliner of his experience and
For six months, I am informed, this Sent of the peripatetic attaches of the says "1 didn't know whether I should
Canadian Associated Press. Air. W. go to Mesopotamia on the great work
Hennessy Cook represents not only in the Euphrates Valley, or come to
this Association but the "Canadian Cnnndn. But here I nm, and I sup-
Mail," one of the best compiled and pose that for lhe next few years I
most newsy of the English papers shall be doling out pay cheques at
which purvey Canadian news. He is Ogden Point." So much for Mr.
a young man full of energy, with a Bird, thc cashier and treasurer of the
clear insight into affairs, keen powers Sir John Jackson Co., Ltd., of Vic-
of observation and a deductive mind, forin.
He is by no means one of those visit- rK
ors who flics through the country, lak- y HAD nhvnys thought him the handing a bird's eye view of things, and J. somest man I had ever seen. I
goes home to spread an ill-conceived hnve not changed my opinion, which,
and ill-digested account of what he all things considered, shows how lit-
secs. He dues not accept without ex- fie effect prejudice has in warping my
animation the very glowing state- judgment. I had not seen him for
meats whicli arc made to him as to its six months, when he sneaked away
potentialities, lie has addressed many from a football match to avoid meet-
public meetings and the key-note of ing me fnCe to face. On Tuesday I
all his addresses has been optimism S1UV ]_\m jn |l,e Empress. He came in
with a spice of advice not lo go too with a party of ladies and gentlemen,
fast. Before the Progressive Club of looking ns handsome and debonnair
Victoria he had the courage to warn ns ever, I happened to have with me
his hearers thnt, glowing as the pros- a i,u]v w]10m j jjiiow to be a very
pect was, it was quite possible to be glm\ jm\,,e 0f character. In fact, her
too credulous as lo the amount of p0wers jn tliis direction are almost
English cnpital which might be secured uncanny. Drawing her attention to
for investment in British Columbia him I said Isn't thut a handsome fel-
during the near future. He took this ]„„.•/ What do you tliink of him?"
line not because he had any doubt of she wus sitting in the shade and he
our prosperity or of the readiness of jM ||IL, f„i| \_s___ 0f ,j10 afternoon sun,
British capital to help it, but rather as s0 s|1(! j,,,,) „ „00(] vjew 0f him, and
a salutary warning and as a reminder |lel. verdict wns instantaneous, "Yes,
that Rome was not built in a day. Mr. ■„. nijK|,* |)e considered handsome, but
Cook has been to Canada many limes,
and has gol beyond the birdseye view
stage. He knows localities and people., and has begun to size up possibilities for himself. His work is largely
of a propagandist character, and it
is not at all unlikely that we shall scc
last six |,im in British Columbia again with
the large group of German investors
who   intend  to  tour   Canada   during
Electric Starter and Lighting System; Four-speed and Reverse Transmission; Oversize Tires, Non-skid, on
Demountable and Quick Detachable Rims, with extra Rim and Tire; extra vide, easy riding Springs; Seats
are fitted with fourteen-inch Turkish Cushions; a combination not to be seen in any other car at the price.
There are, in fact, THIRTY-SEVEN POINTS in which this car excels and we shall be glad
to give you them if yon will call, phone or write.  Demonstrations by arrangement.
PHONE 3794
state of affairs has existed, and no one
in authority has taken any notice.
Now, though tliis is all very unpleasant and should never have been allowed, I confess that the first thing
thai strikes me is thc apathy which
the people who live in this area have
displayed, My correspondent tells
me that "ihis has been going on for
the past live or six months." At the
end of that lime his indignation
drives li ni to the newspapers. His
neighbors have apparently done nothing. And yet wc have a very civil
and courteous Sanitary Inspector. On
occasions I have interviewed him wilh
reference to some of the nuisances of
which 1 write, and 1 have always
found him most obliging and ready
to make right what is wrong as soon
as he hears of il. 1 find it hard tu
believe ihat he has received complaints of this state of affairs and yet
lias not moved a finger, and 1 think
under the circumstances that the residents havc very largely themselves
to blame for not making a "kick"
some months ago. it is possible, of
course, that complaints may have
been sent through the mail—and lost.
Sueh things have been known to happen in Victoria, but 1 do not think
that any very determined effort tu
abolish the nuisance can have been
A further complaint in thc same letter states that the garbage collectors
havc not visited the   1400   block
Haultain    Street    for    the
months aud that the city garbage cans
have not been provided residents in
that block.   Here again, surely a little ,]H, present summer,
wholesome agitation long ago in llu* ,;■
right quarter would havc resulted iu a * MONG the recent arrivals in
remedying of these evils. 1 would _\ Victoria is a quiet man of modest
point out that when there is an official demeanour who looks as if he might
to whom complainants can appeal it |,c about thirty-five. Like many men
is a very different matter from having i„ t|1(, samc walk of life, he is siiigu-
he will not boar examination. Did you
notice his walk*? It hns about it the
suggestion of a sly movement. He
hits a weak mouth; he is the lype of
mnn who would sell his best friend"
—and Hint is exactly what he did. His
name? No. Tliat is not for the renders of The Week, nnd the paragraph
would not have appeared but that hc
is in many senses of the word an interesting personality, whom it pays to
watch. If his escapades bring him into
greal er prominence, his identity may
yet be disclosed.
ii> appeal to the Mayor and Council.
If the latter were responsible for lhe
insanitary condition of lhe district referred to. 1 should not he in Ihe least
surprised al being called on to light
the good fight, but I am inclined to
larly unostentatious, His own verdict is Ihat he cannot speak, which lie
explains lo mean ihat he cannot make
a speech, but he can talk most interestingly, understanding his subject, Whliejils^ifo^'waited un on her rusli-
and possessing a fund of information
When William the Norman Invaded our
Ami  llie llew'i* nf our chivalry suffered
nml bled,
Tlie churl, nothing earing, still  quaffed
hls brown ale. ,
believe that the only reason Ihal the on matters not within the ken of the When the Don with his ilevllllsb ruck
nuisance has not been abated long
ago is that nobody took lhe trouble to
ring up the Sanitary Inspector.    If 1
and Ills stake
Sailed up through the Channel that midsummer morn,
The backbone of KnglnnU wore soiling
their pigs,
Or discussing tiie prospects for barley
and corn.
average man.    For instance, he It
just  come to   Victoria   from   Chile,
where he had charge of the money
am wrong it wil! bc the first time 1 hags of the Sir John Jackson Com-
shall ccr havc had to apologize ow- pany in connection with thc building
ing to remissness on his part in at- ,,,' their great railway enterprise across When the shndow of Bonoy loomed dark
( .      . , - ™ *■* ,,'.„.      ilw.     hind
lending lo a   duly   registered   com- t|„, Andes. For three years bc lived
plaint. ;,* an elevation of 10,000 feet, where
Hi lhe  paymaster's  local on  is  situated.
1 have been asked once more to say He says Hint the climalc wns fine nnd
a word regarding roller skates.   It is exhilarating, lint, of course, hard on
not very long ago  that  some  sum- th1-' heart, unfavourable for violent ex-
monscs were issued with respect  to "else antl affecting the system prctly  	
the nuisance caused by boys playing much the same as a continuous course And the average "man will  bb bailing
o'er tbo land,
Ami England wiih giving Iter blood and
her gold, , ,
.Men  talked of tlie latest prize-light, or
Tlio breed of a filly but recently foaled.
So,  too,  when  our  foes  ring us  round
with  their steel,
I'm* lhe long-promised orgy of enrnage
and rout,
Tlie average girl will bo fasting in gaol;
hockey and other games on the nicely
of severe training.     However, it has
paved streets, and for a time, in one not affected his health, as far as one
locality, at least, there was a notice- can judge, although be finds a great
able  lessening of the abuse.    Time,
-Stephen Southwold.
.    fow nights ago, at   one    of    tbe
difference now that he is down once sbaftosbury Avenue theatres, a man not
however   has allowed thc incident lo more to sea level,   lie speaks with en- unknown In society took his sent In lho
Ihusiusn,   of   the splendid enterprise -"■»•». accompanied by a very smartly
with which lie wns associated.   A rail-
be forgotten, and roller skates are
again plaguing the shattered nerves of
the ladies who have to listen   to  tbe
dressed lady. A moment afterwards another party oatored, among whom was
way whicli crosses the summit 14,700 tt |UI|y wj,0 i,0wod to him. Before long
noise"causcd'by'other women's boys, feet nbove sea level, or nearly three a programme girl camo to him, and
who are not allowed ,o play round times as Wg], as our "bete noir,-' tho |^k\£2l».,S'? him
their own homes. As 1 have said be- Kicking Horse Pnss. lhe maximum ]|(, WM mlher my8tineil| |jut „,,„„,,,, *t|
fore, I don't blame the boys a little grade is fi per cent nnd the whole as- mt_ found pencilled Inside tlio following
bit.    I envy them.   It is the parents cent; is effected without switchbacks notoi--
who arc to blame for bringing their of loops, bv menus of lhe rack sys- , "•?»' Mi'* Jt-I wonder If you would
who aie io oiainc iui   uringni.,  men '  '    • ' .. be kind enough to sond my maid home
children up without impressing upon tem,  a hollow cogged, grooved  rail nm_n Bl 0|lcCi as z r0(trQt t0 soe Hhc,
them thc  slightest  consideration   for  fixed ill the centre of the trnck nlong i„ wearing my very best froak."
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Will Sail for Campbell River, Alert Bay, Hardy Bay, Shushartie Bay,
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We have made the closest study of Retail Advertising—we know
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Parlori  How  Op«. Page Four
Victoria, B.C., April 19, 1913.
IN REVIEWING world conditions during the past, yenr, for the
benefit of his stockholders, the chairman of one of the great
London banks mentioned that in Cannda there bad been great
prosperity, and the liabilities of the banking institutions showed important increases, but tho additions to the stock of gold were comparatively unimportant. Taking our position at the cud of the
year 1912, the visible amount of gold in the country was $137,850,-
879—the Dominion Treasury holding $104,070,51*6 and the chartered hanks $33,780,333. At the end of 1911 the banks held
$37,404,220 and the Treasury had $100,630,792—the total being
$138,095,018. So during the year there was a slight decrease, about
$240,000, in the visible stock of gold in the country; and during the
first two months of 11)13 a further diminution in the stock of metal
held in the Dominion occurred. At the end of February, 1913, tbo
banks held $37,592,441 and the Treasury held $98,782,004—the
total being $134,374,445, which is about $3,500,000 less tlnii the
holding of December 31st, 1911.
Now, this gold constitutes the better part of the base or foundation of tlie mass of credits by whicli the business of the country is
carried on. However, the gold held at home does not represent thc
whole of the metallic foundation ou whicii Canada's credit .structure
rests. The banks have a certain command over the cash resources
of New York and London. Ly exercising this command they hnve
it in their power to bring in some gold from abroad for the purpose
of strengthening the credit structure at its base if that becomes necessary. Thus at the end of 1911 they had in net bnnk balances in
New York, and call loans elsewhere than Canada, about $134,000,-
000. The February bank statement showed a satisfactory increase
over January in these loans and balances; but even after tbat addition the total amounted to but $126,000,000, or $8,000,000 less than
the total shown fourteen months earlier.
While this outside fund constitutes a most important part of tbe
reserve against liabilities, it cannot be ranked as equal to the specie
held at home, for the simple reason that it could not be converted suddenly into an equal amount of specie for transmission to Canada.
Theoretically, the banks can call in tlieir loans abroad, engage gold
at the New York sub-treasury, nnd express it to Canada. In actual
practice that process would work all right, up to a certain amount;
but the New York market would offer resistance when the loss of gold
reached certain proportions. In case of a sudden outgo that point
would he reached probably long before $50,000,000 gold had been lost.
After thnt, onr banks would have to take payment in other ways.
So we see that the basis of the credit structure in Canada consists of $134,000,000 gold plus an indeterminate amount of gold
realizable from the outside reserve of $126,000,000. It has also been
shown that the basis of the structure underwent a slight shrinkage
during the past fourteen months. Now, how abuut the superstructure? There is no difficulty in discovering thnt the credit structure
above ground was considerably enlarged in tbis period. Bank liabilities increased from $1,174,:!2.'!,431 tn $1,252,269,981—8 matter of
$78.0(111,000. It is certain that liabilities of railway companies,
industrial companies, mercantile companies, loan and mortgage companies, iriisl companies, realty companies, and private individuals,
noi reflected in the bank figures just given, must have also increased
largely during tlle period. Tbat is indicated by the increased footings of balance sheets issued by lhe public and semi-public companies.
Hence we have to consider un important growth in the size of the
superstructure coincident with n shrinkage of the foundation. We
also know that the superstructure has been growing with abnormal
rapidity for three or four yenrs. while the foundation was being extended relatively more slowly. Now a yenr is experienced in which
the foundation actually decreased in size and strength.
ft is quite clear ihal if the bunks had not taken up an attitude
discouraging credit extension in the past six or eight months, we
should have seen n superstructure bulging over farther than nt present.    The pr. ss of coiitiiiiiiilly lidding In the upper storeys while
taking away the foundation obviously cannot bc curried ou indefinitely. Soon the top begins lo swny whenever there is u strong wind,
and ultimately the whole building comes down with a crash. Thnt
is what usually happens in the United Stntes, because the bankers
tliere who enn see the danger hnve no power to effect, u timely con traction of credit. Fortunately, tbe Canadian bankers are in belter
position to see the danger, nnd they have tbe requisite power to effect
reductions. This power tbey have been using freely. Thai is one
reason why they have been sn bitterly attacked. Their efforts have
been bent towards preventing a too rapid enlargement of the credit
structure and towards maintaining the strength of Ihe foundation
works; nnd, notwithstanding the predictions of a Canadian disaster,
confidently made by foreign prophets, there is no reason to suppose
that the bankers will fail to maintain financial stability, as they have
in the past. Those business men who have the best interests of the
country at heart can help in the work of keeping the credit structure
strong through keeping their own liabilities within reasonable compass until the ratio of reserve to liabilities rises to a more comfortable
fis'iire.—Monetary Times.
IK the expectations ni: Mr. J. Bruce
Walker, Dominion immigrant commissioner, ure realized, nearly 200,-
000 I'nitcd Slates people will make
their homes in Western Canada this
Mr. Walker, as is his annual custom abuut this time, has given out his
anticipation of the prospects for immigration from the south. He thinks
the increase will be 20 oi* 25 per cent
over that of 1912. Last year there
were practically 150,000 American immigrants.
With regard to immigration work
from the United States I du not know,
remarked Mr. Walker, tbat it differs
very much from previous yenrs, excepting thnt probably those who nre
going now take with them more
money. They are more inclined to
go into the districts where land can
he purchased than lo go back the distance that is now necessary in order
lu secure homesteads.
Western business conditions arc
generally improving. Spring weather
has come and there is great activity
on the part of those implement houses
and others engaged iu supplying th?
needs of the farmers.
Tight money is slill in evidence and
is curtailing expansions in some lines
nl: business.
Building in the west will nut equal
last year's returns as loans are not
easily available.
Optimistic business men state that
this tight money situation will have
disappeared in u mouth or two, they
say this without considering conditions. It will be some time before
the money market will be very greatly
improved. Collections are undoubtedly
pour and the loaning business is quiet.
There is a good demand fnr loans
.... farm ns well as city property, but
the local companies admit that they
have nut the necessary supply of money
—wheu the European situation elenrs
up more will be available fur investment purposes. The opening uf nnvi-
gtition and the resumption of industrial activity will also help matters.
There is it satisfactory wholesale
movement uf general merchandise.
Drygoods and millinery houses especially nre busy. Much hardware is
being shipped to country points, although builders' supplies are nut as
active as was anticipated.
ACCORDING to the report just
issued by the Department of
Labor, wholesale prices went up nver
!) per eeul iu 1912, due allowance being mude fur tlie varying importance
in trade uf the several communities.
Retail prices did not advance su
rapidly, bul tlie department estimates
Ihul a weekly family budget, worked
uul at average prices, cost $12.24 in
1010, $12,8!) in 1011, nud $.13.63 in
1012. lu llie ternis of llic department 's index number, a level indicated by 127.4 in 1011 ruse lo one of
134.4 in 1012, llie numbers being percentages nl' the average prices prevailing during lhe decade 181)0-1891),
lhe period ndoplcd by llic department
as the standard for comparison
throughout ils investigation. This
brings prices higher thnn they have
been befure in n generation; certainly
a like situation has nol been seen
since llic early seventies when prices
were very high throughout America
and Europe. Since 1897, thc report
shows thnt prices have advanced by
very nearly sixty per cent in Canada,
THE Dominion is almost entirely dependent foi* fresh cnpital upon this country, yet I am impelled tu sny ignorance is still existing among men holding high positions
in Canada. It is quite surprising lu
snme of my countrymen who go forth
I u gather money, thinking il; falls
from heaven," remarked Sir Frederick Taylor, when presiding nt (he
Canada Club dinner in London.
"Criticism hns been levelled quite
naturally ngninst certain phases of
Canadian bororwing. Let Canadians
be true to themselves, remembering
I liat the maintenance of Canada's
credit in the London money market is
vital. Curtailment would be serious,
so let us join in crushing the vendor
of spurious Canadian goods in this
AN expenditure of three millions
of dollars is contemplated by the
Western Canada Power Company in
development and this indicates large
schemes. The company has agreed lo
supply 40,000 horse-power to the
British Columbia Electric Rnilwny
item, nnd besides il has in view the
construction of the line between Vancouver und Mission Junction, which
will be operated by electricity. This
will be a subsidiary company. It is
miller mid thai the British Columbia
Electric should now come to the AVestern Canada Power Cunipany I'm*
power nfter il having once refused
lhe Stave Lnke proposition. The
British Columbia Electric has spent
nn immense amount of money ou its
schemes ul l.ake Buntzen and Lake
Coquitlam, nud even now has not
enough power fnr its uecesilies, although il was at lirst thought it would
hnve an abundance. The Western
Canada Power Company is steadily
coming to the fore, but since it begun tu assume dimensions the British
Columbia Electric has got busy and
is extending its lines wherever possible lu get lirst crack at the territory.
To effect an advantageous sale, the
live million dollars of four per cent
bonds, approved by Vancouver ratepayers at the first of the year, will
be resubmitted at a higher rale of
interest. It is expected to put the bylaws before the people in .Inly next.
At the same time it is not improbable that the city will also put up fur
approval the proposition to purchase
areas in the Seymour Creek watershed. This purchnse bus been discussed befure, and it is regarded as
absolutely essential that the city gel
complete control nf the whole watershed to protect its wnter supply. It
is figured out that if the private
owners are bought nut, the government will grant its holdings, and altogether a very large area will be
secured at really a nominal figure.
Western Cannda. It is seven storeys
high on Front Street and six on Columbia Street, all modern construction and architecturally has a most
pleasing appearance.
The Progressive Association have
under consideration the recommendation of Ex-Mayor J. A. Lee antl several of the aldermen that the work
at present carried on both by that association and the Publicity Bureau of
the city he directed along individual
lines, llic Progressive Association
Inking up llie industrial work exclusively nnd leaving the publicity work
to tho city Publicity Commissioner,
or vice versa. It is felt Hint the
time has come that such an appointment be mnde. The members of the
Grain Commission made plain the
necessity of having specific data at
hand for the purpose of arranging
for export shipments of grain.
It is realized that nn expert familiar with the work to be accomplished and competent to handle it would
cost considerable money, nevertheless
that, prompt action lie taken in this
of the latest model have been instated at the main entrance and the lobby
entirely refurnished, doing away with
the heavy upholstered furniture and
substituting the celebrated Veal Reed
furniture in its natural color, the.
cushions are covered in a bright
French creton, and with the palms,
flowers and glass domed roof add to
the conservatory effect of the lobby.
Coffee from a wheeled serving table
can be had when desired in this room.
The interior of the restaurant has
been transformed into a harmonious
color scheme of French gray and
white, wilh old rose shades, decorating
the chandeliers and eandclsbra.
All of lhe halls are being redecorated. The outside as well is being improved, landscape gardeners being nt
work planting new shrubbery and
bcautifing the lawns.
Tlle spring business hns been very
good nnd llic outlook for tlie summer
has never been better.
The Perry Hotel, Senttle, is well
known on (lie Pacific slope and in
anticipation of the heavy summer
travel the management has undertaken considerable redecorating and
it general renovation. Revolving doors
Hibben-Bone Building
Victoria, B.C.
Thomas Hooper
522 Winch Building
Vancouver, B.C.
THE enormous extent of the Frnser River Mills plnnt will be
better appreciated when it is realized
that the new refuse burner just completed involves nn outlay of twenty-
live thousand dollars. Tbis sum alone
wi,.uld erect a fair sized sawmill. This
immense stack is the biggest burner
in the world. It is one hundred nnd
sixty-one feet ill height, fifty feet in
diameter and one hundred and fifty
tons of tlie best boiler steel was used
in its construction.
The burner is completely encased
in a water jacket through which cold
wuter is constantly circulating thus
cooling the burner nnd rendering it
practically intlislructable.
This sawmill has cut, dried, dressed
aud manufactured over five hundred
million feet nf lumber since Hie plnnt
began operating four and one-half
yenrs ago, thus holding tlie world's
record for continuous cut nnd run.
For fourteen months thc plnnt has run
night and day without a shut-down.
The work of the increasing market
facilities in New Westminster for
local grown produce is shaping into
definite action and a general meeting
has been called by the Secretary of
the New Westminster Board of Trade
for Friday, May 1st, for the purpose
of getting the producers and dealers
together to discuss details.
This will complete a long step in
the movement which has been under
wny for some time to enable the farming community in tlie Frnser Vnlley
to secure a better representation in
their home markets and will result in
solving to some extent the question of
lhe cost of living in the larger coast
Anchored off the mouth of the
Fraser River is a new lightship which
was towed over from Victoria and
replaces the gas buoy whicli has done
service since llie former vessel wns
disabled early lnst winter. The new
ship is equipped with two white headlights and n fog horn with it three
second blast every half minute.
In addition lo tlie old equipment
llie lightship hns a gasoline engine
for compressing lho nir for the fog
horn so that if one engine is disabled
there will he no interruption in the
service. It is manned by the same
crew that was in charge of the old
The Dominion Trust Compnny anticipate demolishing the old Ellnrd
Block on the corner of Columbia and
Sixth Streets within a short lime for
Ihe purpose nf erecting a building
which will he similar to the new
block in Vancouver, with Ihe execp-
lion Ihat it will not be so long. The
building will be eight storeys in
The new Trapp block opened its
doors for business on the first of
April. It is the largest building devoted lo retail hardware business in
April 9th
Charles Chislett—Tolmie Street—Dwelling   $1,800
Island Amusement Co.—Cormorant and Government—Theatre... 50,000
M. Rose—Westall—Kitchen    500
Regal Mineral Water Co.—-Stable   525
School Board—Quadra—Lavatory    400
School Board—Hillside and Work—Temporary Schoolrooms  800
K. Nixon—Emma Street—Dwelling    2,000
H. Rosenbaum—608 Yates St.—Alterations   325
C. Williams—Rockland Avenue—Dwelling   18,000
April 10th
Joe Gar Ohow—Fisguard—New Front  350
H. 0. Moresby—Garage  150
John Harris—Albert Street—Kitchen    200
A. H. McQuay—Beachwood—Dwelling ....."  3,600
Mrs. A. M. Wilson—Michigan Street—Garage   126
N. H. Oanfleld King's Road—Dwelling   4,000
A. Rogers—Oxford Street—Dwelling   2,500
Mrs, A. S. Tear—Seaton—Dwelling   1,000
N. Walker—Richmond—Garage   150
H. Harkness—Belmont and Begbre—Dwelling   5,000
G. E. Ohafee—Sixth Street—Temporary Dwelling   400
April llth
Union Club—Humboldt Street—Storage    1,000
J. Pearce—Rose Street—Dwelling   1,300
April 12th
Metropolitan Methodist Ohurch—Addition   4,500
James Morgan Seabrooke Street—Store    900
April 14th
J. Byer—Shelbourne Street—Kitchen    300
Smith & Wall—Menzies Street—Store    1,800
W. F. Loveland—Prior Street—Dwelling   3,400
C. H. Rust—Trutch Street—Alterations   300
H. Carmichael—Pembroke—Dwelling   1,000
George Harris—Fifth Street—Dwelling    3,000
April 15th
W. D. Taylor—Emma Street—Dwelling   2,000
Harvey & Oullar—Blackwood Street—Dwellings   2,000
St. Annes Convent—Heyward Avenue—Store Rooms   1,000
W. A. McAuley—Westal Street—Temporary Dwelling   200
Jas Townsend—Granite and Amphion—Dwelling    3,000
H. A. Jesse—McKenzie Street—Dwelling   4,000
J. Couch—Stannard Avenue—Dwelling   3,400
M. Florence—Banks—Dwelling   4,000
Mrs. E. W. Purdy—Battery—Dwelling    4,000
Around The World
Gross Tonnage, 16,850; Displacement, 30,625; Speed, 20 Knots.
The new and up-to-date Empress of Asia will leave Liverpool on an
around the globe trip on the 14th of June, calling at Medeira, Cape
Town, Durban, Colombo, Singapore, Hongkong, Shanghai, Nagasaki,
Yobe, Yokohama, arriving at Victoria three months later. This trip
offers a unique opportunity to see the most important and interesting
places en route. This steamer is most luxuriously furnished, and
equipment unsurpassed. A few excellent vacancies still obtainable.
For programme and full particulars write or call on
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Page Five
story of the life of a young gril miller conditions whicli appeal to the
chivalrous instinct in man and the
sense of compassion in woman, is that
brilliant success of David Belasco,
"The Girl of the Golden West,"
whicli Mr. Dave Williams secured just
as sunn as it wits rclased to stock
companies and which will he produced
next week at the Princess Theatre.
^.^^^^^^^^^^^____^^^_^^^__^___-_-_^_1^^___^_^^__^__^^_^^^^_^_ The Girl, as she is lovingly known
WHKN nil is said and done, tliere dehl  but still in love with lhe girl,  nedy,  who reaches  lhe city late at  __„  __er 1.0U„,j|   coim.n(]cs   ]lns  yem
are no favourites like the old Avis Merrill.   How they are schemed night in the expectation of finding her     .    .      .. ,...', ,
,,        ., ,  ,, .   ,    „ ,,„„ .   . , ,  , _,   ,t . ,,     . ,.      . ...   raised on the rough frontier, her only
favourites and  the revival of "The against,   nearly   separated,   married, Uaneoe at lhe station to meet her.   A .
Prince of Pilsen" by Henry W. Sav- then separated, is a story which ap- confusion of dates in a telegram ac- pl»y»'»tes the miners and Indians;
age is as popular a move its hc could peals, for it is unusual in calibre. The eoitiils for liis failure lo appear. A her father, ti saloon keeper and gam-
have made. For a change it is re- type of villagers, the church factions, pickpocket steals her purse and she is bier, although of fine family and well
freshing* to witness a musical comedy quarrels, etc., are all full of fun, Miss left wilh nothing but a suitcase und educated. Her mother has worked
which does not possess the haunting I'nge as Avis Merrill appeared to ad- lhe obvious necessity of finding it n.j|*, *,jm m __m^ j||e Qjr| w*le)] _jn___
refrain suggested in every scene and vatitnge, while Mr. Howland made a plnce to sleep. Hotel clerks refused
whieh can safely rely ou sheer com- realistic minister. Mr. Belasco was to admit an unescorted girl, with no
edy to create a success without the at home iu the role of the scheming money and so little baggage. Hungry,
aid of elaborate stage settings. malinger Mark Granby, and Mr. Al- tired and discouraged, she is at her
Of course it is with the name of denii made the most of the role of the wit's end when a kindly telephone girl
"Jess" Dandy that one associates scoundrelly deacon, Pettibone. the advises her to register ns a married s]1(nvs her what the outside world
"The Prince of Pilsen," and on others being happily placed. It will womnn who expects her husband lo would think of it she at lirst disbn-
Tuesday last at the Victoria Theatre be given today and .tonight for the join her the next day. It so happens yWV(is then rebels at Kate for she
the genial gentleman from "Zinziu- last times and is well worth seeing. Unit til Ihis liotel a Mr. Dennison has |„ves |,jIn 111|(| *)(, *]e|. jj0) yj __er
was as amusing and delightful                              % reserved a suite for himself and his most m\ent suitor) £uke Shortj the
sheriff, traces Delamore to the camp
does she know he is the highway man
Garcia. Her actions from henceforth
are  not  those  of  the  average girl,
arc dead, hits uu idea that it is not
the proper thing for her lo run the
business with the aid of Sam. She
in fact thinks it gives her high social
standing, and  when  Jack Delamore
play one would single out Mr. Camp- V_/ Victoria   Theatre   will  be   the separately and  the porter mistakes
bell Duncan, the representative of the scene of a public meeting called  tu Miss Brown fur Mrs. Dennison.   She
effete "sprig of nobility," whose act- present to the public the case of the is shown to the reserved apartment
ing, both iu gesture and voice was retail   employees for a weekly half- and retires for a comfortable sleep.
really first-class, and Mr. Bobby Wool- holiday.   The meeting is called for 8 Dennison    reaches   the  hotel  later,  wil(lse' ^Jju, code "of^honor'is t'hat"of
sey, the wailer wilh the dynamic legs, p.m. sharp, but before lhe business learns that his wife is ahead of him, |)ejn„. ■■Sqimi*e anj name" no matter
whose contortions and postui'ings wero of the meeting opens there will be a and has retired.   He goes to his room w*m° t|le pe,.sijna[ ]oss    jn fact  (ije
absolutely inimitable.   Mr. Frederick ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^mu^H^i,
Lyon, who plnyed the part of young
Wagner, has a line voice, but his acting is stilled and unpleasing.
Of the Indies Miss Edna Pendleton
excelled in grnce and charm as the
brewer's daughter, whilst Miss Mary
Murray, who took the part of the
Vassal' girl, had the better voice.
Miss Lottie Kendall us the widow took
and looked the part to perfection, and
a word is due Miss Norma Brown, who
in the comparatively small part of the
maid did good work. Miss Dorothy
Delmore made a delightful bell-boy
and attracted a good deal of attention.
Of Ihe chorus the men were far superior to the girls. This is so frequently the case with musical comedy
companies whicii come to Victoria that
it is hardly worth mentioning. One
member of the male chorus in particular had a remarkable Hue high
tenor voice and the Heidelberg song
wns rendered in good style.
On the whole llie play wits it greut
success. I huve seldom heard more
spontaneous laughter in the Victorin
Theatre or more of it, and if some
of il was caused by the vagaries of
the spot light—why, it was all good
fun anyway.
VAUDEVILLE at the Empress this
week is not at its best. Perhaps
we were rather spoiled by the show
which visited Victoria a couple of
weeks ago and we know that comparisons nre odious. At the same
time 1 mn inclined to tliink that tliis
week the various items at the local
; house are barely up to lhe average. I
was disappointed iu Vilnius Westony;
1 well remember his appearance hero
before, and it seems to me that his
performance at the second show on
Monday night was not in the snme
class as that wihch he gave on his
last visit. That he is a fine pianist
and a good "trick" musician no one
will deny, but he hardly caine up to
the advertising. The best turn of the
lot this week is the leading one.
Messrs. Hall & Clark arc physical cul-
turists who do some extraordinarily
clever nnd muscular feats. They arc
a par wilh uny Iwo other athletes
I who have been seen here.   Marie La
The Famous Violinist, Who Will Appear  at  the  Victoria  Theatre on
Monday, April 28th
entertainment   provided
to   the hour above nien-
nnd to their intense astonishment,
meet the next morning. Of course
the real Mrs. Dennison arrives al
about Ihis time, and puts lhe worst
possible interpretation on the situation. Oilier complications arise while
Dennison is Irving to extricate the
little girl nud himself from Iheir predicament. As a climax, Dennison attempts to lower her from Hie fifth
innsse" will bnck Ihoin up in lhe peti- Hour lo lhe ground by way of a window nui! a rope of knotted sheds. The
fun is clean, fast nnd plentiful.
Public    feeling    in    Victoria    is
strongly  in  favour of consideration
being given to the claims of the re-
Verre is described as "The Pet of 'ail clerks. If is generally felt thai
lhe Parisian Halls." but I, for one, lhey should have a half holiday like
fail to see why. Her songs are very everybody else, and Hie only question
mediocre, though her dresses arc seems to bo whether the public "en
rather line.   "The Coal Strike" is a
playlel which starts excellently and I tion. If the public will nol gunraii-
qui'to thought Unit we were going In tee to do their shopping curly llie
see something really good. But it lags clerks ivill gel no half-holiday—thai
lhe middle and winds up miser- is about the size of il. The question
ably and neilher Mr. nor Mrs. Mack is "Am the public of Victoria sel-
Mu'rphy are able to make it "grip." Is*1 or unselfish?" There is lillie
The fault in in the piny, and not in  doubt  Ihal   llie  public  will  give  a
the performers, who nre worth some- point-blank denial to any suggestion  achieved Ihe greatest success mil only
thing fnr better.   Ernest A. Rackett ihat they are the former.
is a monologuist who seems to rely also the question as to which is the because il is not of the usual glaring
(largely on the fnct that he does his hest day on whicii  <-■■» i.-iri.^ii.in,, i,„nn_.ll.;iii„;_  i„„   i„n_  „   .,„„„.ift,i
turn wilh a stage setting dealing wilh should be taken.
Richard Carle.   If he had u worthier     A glnnce at our ndverlisin;
model he might put np a heller imitn- on this pnge will show what speakers
ion, have promised to assist.    The chair
.',- will be taken by Mr. Leonard Tail
|npHE Williams Stock Compnny hns nnd an urgent request is tendered tn
1    been pleasing the audiences nt  every sympathizer tn bc present,
lhe Princess Theatre this week in the ?£
shunning story "At Cosy Corners," a  T   OCAf_ playgoers will have an op-
personal equatian does not enter at
all. How she first renounces, then
defends him, how his hiding place is
disclosed by the warm blood dropping
on the sheriff's hand, and how the
Girl plays a game of cards with the
Sheriff, the stakes her lover's life,
is of dramatic intensity with a climax
entirely unexpected, one which affords many thrills to the most jaded
theatre patron.
TUK greatest violinist of today is
Eugene Ysnye, who possesses
that magnetism which charms nlike
the musician and the amateur, because of his perfect musical expression. He possesses the inexplicable
and irresistible something which takes
cold judgment off its feet and leads
criticism captive. He will be heard
at the Victoria Theatre on Monday,
April 2Sth.
Ysaye's eminence as a violinist lias
been gained by hard work. He did not
burst meteor-like upon the world, but
he earned his position in the violin
firmament by len years uf concert louring, during which time he passed successively through the stages of extreme sentimentality until he reached
the "sea" of real sentiment. It was
in 1.875 that Ysaye, after preparation
given chiefly by his father, made his
way to Brussels and sought out Wien-
iawski, then professor at the Conservatoire. Wieniawski was leaching
when a note was brought to him marked "private and important." The
servant was told tn show the bearer
in, and Ysaye then about fifteen yenrs
of age, timidly entered the room
carrying his violin. After a little
preliminary conversation which nllowed the youth to tell his story,
Wieniawski asked him what he could
play, and in reply he placed on the
desk a concerto of Vieuxtemps. He
at once became it pupil of Wieniawski
with whom lie remained some three
When Ysaye llrsl appeared in
America he was a mature artist, the
first professor of the violin nl the
Brussels Conservatoire, and Ihe possessor of many decorations nnd honors
bestowed upon hiin by various roynl-
lies. Before lie hnd been in America
a month, lie was acknowledged lo be
Hie greatest violinist who hnd visited
the country for ninny years.
Eugene Ysaye
Greatest Living Violinist
Victoria Theatre
Reserved Seats, $1.00 to $2.50
Gallery, 75c.
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MANY plnys have been singed
dealing witli romantic stories of
lhe wesl and located in mining camps,
but of them all the one which hns
Tliere is because of ils dramatic intensity but
ch is the because il is i
half-holiday impossibiliteis but  tells a beautiful
Sands & Fulton, Ltd.
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Lady Attendant
|plny full of the heart interest which —- pnrlunily to see the biggcsl fnr-
sver fails to  touch human  nature, cicnl  success  of  the  senson  nt   the
mug and old alike.   In addition lo Victoria Theatre on April 22nd nnd
flhe love affair of the principals there 23rd. in "Liltle Jliss Brown." "Lil-
youthful  love, nnd  a wculd-bo Ile Miss Brown" is typically Aniori-
llove, and thc manner in which the enn in its humor nnd ils situations,
[ove tangle is finnlly adjusted in all Philip H. Bartholomne is responsible
ises makes .1 clever play. fnr it.    AVilliam A. Brady, the pro-
There is a brilliant girl genius, a ducer, hns given il a remarkable ensl
violinist, tired out with her successes of farceurs, with scenic sets compris-
nnd she goes to Cosy Corners to rest, ing  three nets and  five scenes.    In
■falling in love with the minister of brief, Ihe slory concerns Lillie Miss
phe Congregational Church, poor, in Brown, impersonated by Madge Ken-
Public Meeting
At 8 p.m,
Principal Speakers: The Very Rev. J. H. Doull, thc Dean of Columbia; Rev. Dr. Scott, Rev. W. Stevenson, Mr. Hawthornthwaite, and
other prominent men. Delegates from all public bodies, lodges and
societies in the city have been invited to appear on our platform.
Chair to he taken by Leonard Tait, Esq., at 8 p.m. sharp. This
promises to be the biggest meeting of its kind ever held in Victoria,
and we ask every sympathizer to give 11s their moral support and be
present. Reserved Seats may be secured on application to the Secretary
Men and Women
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the best tailoring in the city,
and that from our stock you
can't make a poor selection.
Ladies'  and   Gents'  Tailor,
1605 Government St.
Next Oriental Importing Co.
Victoria Theatre
Tuesday and Wednesday,
April 22nd and 23rd
William A. Brady Offers
By Philip H. Bartholomae
Joyous night with the cutest
girl that ever came to town. The
season's laugh festival direct
from four months at 48th St.
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cast, including:
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Gallery, 50c.
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Best English Leather used.
Repairs while you wait.
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Week Commencing April 21st
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Orchestra Every Evening, 6.JO to 12.JO
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Victoria, B.C., April 19, 1918.
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notice can be taken of anonymous communioatloM. ""-'P °> a K"0(l n"d clever priest. Uie the new daughter-nation and the rc-
z^rvr7^~«r^V««__*r« -—~._\—I     r~_,__.  *  contlict sways hither and Ihilher, ami lined  Elizabeth   who   represents   the
WILLIAM BLAKEMORE  President and Editor , v    ,
_ IfoLBOX) OOULD Secretary  we wonder, as wc read, whether the flower of an almost over-sophisticated
L:»:Ho^ALD\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'*drd^lrAwnl^S "■um*"*'s '"tellcct will yield to her aristocratic English family; and the
_____^____________^—^_^_^__^_-__^__________^__^_^_ love, or whether it will be tbe man's two elements make a thoroughly read-
Catholicism that will give way. The able and pleasant book, whieh 1 need
former is what wc most expect, and not longer dwell on, for my readers
il is what happens, or at least partly no doubt know it for themselves,
happens. Laura stifles her reason, and Of Mrs. Ward's other novels 1
believes, or prtends to herself that liked "Fenwick's Career" the best,
she believes. Hut her conscience as- 'fhe plot closely follows lhe main out-
serts itself once more, and she drowns lines of a real life of the eighteenth
herself. It is a tragic and terrible century—that of tlle painter Roniney.
end, but it was inevitable. Both the lt is not a very pleasant story, for thc
characters   are   admirable   people, of painter-hero leaves his young wife in
I AM thankful that we still have "And that wqol "sport" revives slr0"B naturc* aml 1,ci*tl,er can s"bor- the Lilkc District H'lliIe lle «°es t0
among us some of the boys of another point. Thc explanation of dil1atc Principle, even to love. Yet, seek his fortune in London, and only
"The Old Brigade." We often talk this prolonged jtwwrility; the exuber- t0 the woman' lifc without that love returns to her about twenty years
about our assets and they generally ance of spirit; the "joie de vivre" was impossible. Hence the tragedy, later, a broken man, to be nursed until
run to big trees, rich minerals or the which these "Old Boys" exhibit. It The power ot the book is gTOltly he l"cd' We may admirc the unself-
climate. 1 am not sure that the is quite a long stride from seventy- heightened by its line impartiality, ishness and devotion of Mrs. Fen-
greatest asset of Britisli Columbia is eight to ninety-four, and yet we have 'lherc ls "° attempt "' "wrlte down" wick (Mrs' Rom"cy). or say !t was
not its "Old Boys." just had Sir Charles Tupper starting elther Catholicism or Freeihought. quixotic and unnecessary, according
The term is   no   mere   figure   of on his Atlantic voyage at that age, The people are Just hv0 exccllent h»- t0 tasU'*    Certainly the man did not
man beings who have been brought deserve it.   But whicii of us docs dc-
up so different that—in spite of their serve the devotion whicii the women
love—they cannot be at one; nor can —bless them!—are ready to give us?
r of them be broken And,  indeed,  as  Hamlet   said:  "Use
speech, for, if old, they are still boys; as vigorous intellectually as ever, and
if it is possible for anyone to be old he might almost be the father of the
who is a boy.   They make the young "old boy" of seventy-eight who came ....
men of the present generation look to The Week office.    Then we have '    ,splnt,of c,' ,
like "thirty cents," and to see them Lord Strathcona at ninety, attending
is to have revived in our memories to his duties daily as High Commis-
those glorious old. days when these sioner in London,
very same "boys," what with whis- If you question these "Old Boys"
kers, top hats and frock coats, look- you will find that they have all led
ed almost as old as they do today. the simple life; they have been lovers
They were the pioneers of the Prov- of open-air exercise, of sports and
ince. They blazed our trails; admin- games. None of them have won re-
istered justice; protected settlers; nown as trenchermen; all have cor-
infused into the minds of the Indians rected the inevitable excesses of social
a proper sense of fear, and impress- life by a liberal allowance of anti-
ed them with tlie superiority of the dote in the shape of recreation in the
white race. They hoisted the stand- open. They spent little time in the
and for Britisli rights and privileges; vitiated atmosphere of theatres and
for freedom of action and the free- halls and ns a rule they have been
dom of the press; for liberty of the men who hnve allowed themselves a
subject and loyalty to the king. liberal margin of time for sleep.
If the British Throne is a power I know that some of the wisest aud
throughout Britisli Columbia today; besl of men have declared that most
if the person of the Sovereign is be- people indulge in too much sleep and
loved; if the Union Jack is revered, there is one very venerable authority
and if all the British organizations for the statement that for an elderly
whieh have taken root here are man four hours out of every twenty-
stronger than in any other part of four is sufficient. It is probably true
Canada, we have to Ihnnk the "Old that with advancing years less sleep
Boys" for it. is necessary, but it is equally true
They arc still sturdy, with upright, that people who take too little and
atretic figures, an easy swing, a rud- who burn the candle at both ends
dy check and a clear eye. One of suffer more rapid physical deteriora-
them climbed the stairs of The Week tion than those who consult the die-
office twice on Wednesday. True tates of Nature,
there wasa slight short ness of breath, I don't suppose it is any use re-
which did not appear so remarkable peating these facts for the benefit of
when the "old boy" revealed the thc young men of today. I rather
fact that he wns seventy-eight. chronicle Ihem for the credit of the
It was a treat to hear him tell of "Old Boys." But us sure as eggs
the prowess of early dnys and to be are eggs there will be tv reaction from
able to tell him in return that with the intense restlessness and excite-
all the advantages of the twentieth ment of the present day, and when it
century and the vaunted developments comes the pendulum will swing back
of civilization we did not breed lo lhe mode of life affected fifty years
stronger, sturdier or better men. It ago by the "Old Boys."
does not necessarily imply a pessirais- I raise my hat to thein. If it were
lie view to express the doubt whether not after eleven o'clock p.m., I would
the men of this generation will be ns drink their health. But that is no /•
sturdy, as strong and as healthy as longer possible in the modem, ultrn-
the "Old Boys" of eighty who nre civilized city of Victoria,
still climbing up two flights of office
stairs; who walk iniles every day, and
who, if they no longer take pnrt in
our sports, are Ihe keenest of lookers-
to the yoke of the other. every man after his desert, and who
A later story of Mrs. Ward's—"Can- shall   'scape   whipping?"   I   comfort
adian    Born"—no   doubt    has   been myself with the thought that perhaps
widely read on both sides of thc At- Mrs. Romncy was better off without
lantic.   I  give thc title of the  Eng- her   husband   than   with   him;   for
lish   edition,  and presume   that   the geniuses are ill folks to live with, as
same was adopted for the Canadian Thomas Carlyle's mother truly said.
courts of the United States and his
reference to Quimbyism could only be
made with the hope of misleading the
public. We fail to find uny excuse
for tlie attempt to give an erroneous
description of the early life of Mrs.
Eddy as a full aud authenticated
account is given in the book ' Life of
Mary Baker Eddy," by Sybil Wilbur, whicii may he found (by anyone
interested in the perusal) in most public libraries throughout the world.
He niukes disparaging comments on
the Massachusetts Metaphysical College and the charges made by its
founder for instruction which she
alone wns qualified to give at that
time. The fact that 4,000 students
were taught in seven years and the
results of such teaching in healing
the sick nnd sinful would indicate
Unit the price for lessons was not exorbitant. The writer knows of no
school whore pupils qualified to practice can be turned out for such a
small expenditure of time and money.
Mrs. Eddy explaining the work of
the Massachusetts Metaphysical College writes as follows; "The students
of the Massachusetts Metaphysical
College were generally the average
man and woman. But after graduation the best students in the clnss
averred that they were stronger and
better than they were before it. Willi
twelve lessons or less the present and
future of those students had wonderfully brightened before them, thus
proving the utility of what they hud
been taught. Christian Science heals
functional, organic, chronic and acute
diseases that the M.D. 's have failed to
heal; and, better still, they reformed
desperate cases of intemperance, tobacco using and immorality which we
regret to sny other religions teachers
are unable to effect. All Ihis is accomplished by the grace of God—the
effect of God understood." (Christian
Science vs. Pantheism, p. 10.)
A great pnrt of his article is made
up of quotations from Mrs. Eddy's
various writings which the critic in
many cases has separated from their
context in such a manner ns to entirely obscure the author's meaning.
His description of healing in Chris-
tion Science is amusing to those who
understand that a demonstrable divine
principle is involved. He uses many
arguments to try to prove that Christian Science heals by some subtle
power or suggestion of the human
mind and would deny that God or
lhe Infinite bus anything to do with
the "signs following." This contention is without foundation but seems
consistent to the carnal mind which
cannot receive the things of God. The
same argument was used nineteen
hundred years ago by the "wise
men" of Jesus' time when it was
claimed that the Master east out
devils by Beelzebub the prince of
Mrs. Eddy had many ideas as is
shown by her resourceful und forceful arguments in reasoning out and
proving her points by demonstration.
If our critic menus that Mrs. Eddy adhered to but one Mind, God, wc
acquiesce with him, for herein lies her
wonderful success thnt she clung
steadfastly lo the first and grent commandment of Jesus "Thou shalt love
the Lord thy God with all thy heart
and with all thy soul and with all thy
mind" and the second which is like unto it "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
She also taught her students and followers that tbey only gain power over
sickness and sin in so far as they are
obedient to this command. Yours truly,
The Christian Science Committee,
Per Johnston D. Speirs.
By George Herbert Clarke.
I thought to hnve made her my bride.
And now she is dead;
Death holds her close by his side
Iu his earth-dark bed.
Not. a murmur, n motion, a breath:—
Tn vain does he woe:
Being dead, yet   she   yields   not   to
Death :--
Endlessly true!
She knows thnl 1 need her now
All else nbove:
She will come to me, when and how
We will leave to Love.
—Canadian Magazine for March.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward
(Reply to Mr. J. Arthur Hills'
=3 5=
=3 1!=
Contemporary English Novelists
Written Specially fm The Week hi ]■ Arthur Hill, Member of Ihe English Society of
a material nnd imperfect bnsis which
is utterly impossible.
At the beginning of his article onr
critic claims In he a sympathetic stu-
dent, but soon contradicts Ibis nsser-
Christian Science Committee on Pub- tion by promiscuous satire and un-
lication for lhe Province of British culled I'm* onslaught on ils discoverer
Columbia, 2071 Kith Avenue West. "■"' founder.
Vancouver.   April 0, 1913. •■  is surprising with  whnt (lights
  of imagination our critic pursues his
Editor, The AVeek, sl'"' imposed tusk of building up his
Victoria B.C "man of straw," for we find him
Inking groat pains lo misinform his
Sir:—In your issue ol' March l.'Mli
readers by the inference Hint, "Science
-Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
a lengthy nrlicle nppenred in whieli n .mil Health" did mil originate wilh
critic endeavored to sel forth his own  Mrs.   Eddy  and  assuming  Ihat  she
often   read.     But   "Robert   Elsmcrc"
  was her lirst popular success.   It is a
AT VnilEW   ARNOLD,  being  a story of the struggle of a soul on its views  of  Christian   Science.    Mnny ™; dedth. assistance of some of her
M   ge     poet,   critic   and   es- way from  the  old  theological dog- times critics have claimed that Chris- •tndentB    wen    revising    it.    The
,,vW    a     well   as   a   good   am- matin, into a freer air; and, coining lian Science is neither christian nor author dearly gives her reasons for
,          tleolo i    -      to spe k-hnd jusl at the right time, when the Vic- scientific, but those who hnve gained he revision of her book in the fol-
frShcr   unfe cssary    onfempt Tor tartan  mind  was turning from  Cal- sufficient understanding of ils prin- -ing    words:      I    have    revised
c         "Xo Arnold could eve   write vinism   and   stiff   evangelicalism   in ciple  l„  teach and precise its rule Science and Haiti,' only t. give a
no*el" he once .aid. in his Olym- search of more "sweetness and light" know  it   to  bc  both  christian   and "lenre,' und fuller expression of its
,la° way: such conduit was far be- it had a huge sale, and exerted great scientific.    Unless proof is given  hy original meaning," ele.  (S. and H„
noral and aesthetic stand- influence.   Along   with   "In   Memo- demonstration mere opinion is value- .■•><"-■ I
has rlam," it probably did more to raise less. The writer of the article in ques-
the level of religious thinking than all We  are  pleased  lo see  that  this lion  waxes hot over  the  fact  that
neath lh*
ard of his family,    llut his niece
splendidly falsified thc dictum.    Mrs
Humphrey Ward has written nol one the century's production of volumes in critic makes use of the word "ordin- "Science und Health" sells for $3.18
novel but many—eighteen, lo bc ex- divinity.   Probably  no  one   reads   il ary" in  his remarks and just here and thut Mrs. Eddy's other works are
act—and all arc good.  The toper said now.     I tried, recently, but failed.   It we would like to point out that there considered equally valuable.   It might
that beer' was cither   good   or   very seemed tedious and too didactic and is a vast difference between Clirislinn not be nmiss in pnssing to state that
good' there was no such thing as liad preachy,    lt served a temporary pur- Science   nnd  what  is  usually  culled every Clirislinn Science Church niain-
bcer '   So with  Mrs.  Ward's  novels, pose, but is not a great work of art.     science.    Thai  Christian   Science   is lains a free rending room where nil
They vary iu quality, bul not one of     Thc nexl few novels that came from not nn ordinary science wc willingly Mrs. Eddy's bnoks mny be freely read
them is'bad.   They vary from good to Mrs. Ward's pen wcre of rather poli- admil   for to bo even  christian   thc prior to purchasing them.    Notwith-
verv good 'i1-'*'1   variety,  after   tbe   Beaconsfield student   of  Christian   Science  must standing Ihis fnct the sales are daily
The book which first brought Mrs. manner.   I confess   thai these did not transcend in thought the carnal mind increasing.    This alone  proves that
Ward  into prominence was "Robert appeal to me.    1  never succeeded in view   nnd grasp  the  spiritual  view- lhe purchaser knows he is getting full
Elsmere" which   appeared   in   1KXX, getting to the end of "Marcella," and point.    Mnny years ngo Mrs. Eddy value  for his money.    We  nre not
when    it's    aulhor   was   thirty-seven even "Diana Mallory"—a later one of said "Clirislinn Science mny absorb aware Hint any other author grants
years of age.   She bad written several  the same kind—failed   to   seize   mc. Ihe attention nf sage and philosopher lo Ibe public such nn extraordinary
minor things  before  then—a  child's The lirst that roused my enthusiasm but  the clirislinn nloue can  fathom privilege.
ton- called "Milly and Oily" (1881),  was "Hclbcck of Hannisdale," which I it, (S. nnd IL, p. 550), iiiul this lnck      Your contributor claims that. Mrs.
"Miss Brctherton" (1884), and a trans- think is still the high water mark of of Christianity accounts for tlie lack Eddy   borrowed   Christian   Science
Ition of "Amicl's Journal," whieh is  Mrs. Ward's artistic achievement.   Its of understanding on the part of those from Dr. Quiniby, but the contrary
still lhe English version, and which I  interest is less dependent on passing who try to base a perfect science on was proven mnny yenrs ago in the law
Dedicated to Mistress Fyllis who proposes to "Get the Vote'
even at the world cost of abdicating her present ompery.
Fair Fyllis (fond no more) if needs must he
That after all these years wherein my joy
Was but to watch the many visaged He
Thou fledst from—gaffer, goodman, stripling, boy.
To watch them as they first the glitter caught
Of thy glad garmonts flaunted, passing by,
Then the trim ankle, where discretion fought
With conscious pride of merit—then thine eye!
Soft blue, as melting morn in April's Heaven,
Dark blue, or black, or brown, green, hazel, gray,
Or something reminiscent of all seven
And yet evasive, who am I to say.
Who never summoned courage yet to dare
The frontal battery of thy chalant head
But watched afar, and saw thee slay or spare
As scorn enwrath'd thee, or as pity pled.
Fyllis—if needs must be that nevermore
Thou would'st be pole to man's magnetic heart,
Oh, learn from me some celibatic lore
Which practised-soon will bid thy swains depart!
Thou shalt not, Fyllis, walk in soothing silk
That seems to sigh and whisper as you move—
Nor damask pied—nor muslin white as milk,
Nor sonsy tweed that tailor'd patterns prove.
Use not the skilful scissors to adorn
Thy perfect imperfections—nor to veil
(As hazy dawn enveils the bursting morn)
Thy happy, hidden torments of the male.
Nor trust at all to sweet simplicity
That often draweth man in swift pursuit
As clover blossom calls the honey bee
From garden plots away, and cloying fruit.
Be mindful, Fyllis, not to coif thy rare
And treasured tresses with such careless art
As would Saint Anthony himself ensnare
And weave sad webs about his monkish heart.
Nor try in stricter style of Grecian mode
To hide thy glorious locks—nor emulate
The balanced brows of Oleo de Merode—
That would be fatal—then—why hesitate?
The newly freed Chinee, to show the world
His scape from thraldom to the bad Manchu
Chopped off the pigtail once so fondly curled
About his voteless pate—and why not you?
The Bird of Freedom is an eagle bald
Whose rancouB throat made hoarse by much franchise
Gives nature warning gainst those weak ones, called
Fond turtle doves and birds of paradise.
So! Do you mark me, Fyllis?  Raze thy locks-
Lay bare thy dauntless cranium to the sun-
Wear sullen garb—and to the Ballot Box
Unchecked of chivalry thy way is won. —M. Victoria, B.C., April 19, 1918.
Page Seven
THE annual business meeting of
the Victoria Automobile Association was held in the clubrooms on
April Sth at 8 p.m., tliere being a
large attendance. Tho chair was taken
by Mr. A. E. Todd.
Thc minutes of previous meeting
were rend, approved and confirmed.
The following gentlemen were
elected members of the Association:
J. W. Spencer, Douglas B. P. Bullen, Louis 0. Carurte, Dr. It. L.
Fraser, A. W. Vowell, John B. Banes,
G. Campbell, II. P. Johnson, D'Arcy
Tale, James D. Waren, H. E. Neave,
J. Keith Wilson, Thomas E. Morgan,
W. A. Jameson, H. W. Lees, Bert H.
Aaronson, Fitzherbert Bullen, J.
Amnrn, Win. Baylis, Thomas Edward
Pooley, A. 11. Fraser, Geo. McConnell, Henry Clarence Oldfield.
A letter was submitted from the
Rural Dean asking the Association to
assist in entertaining the International Clericus on Mny 27th. It was
moved and seconded that the request
be agreed to, but an amendment was
moved, seconded and finally carried
thai llie request be not entertained.
The secretary was instructed to write
to tlie Rural Dean stating that there
n resolution on record in our books
which prevents our entertaining them
as requested. Mr. Belbeck desired to
have it placed on record Ihat, in view
of 1 liis resolution, he will not at any
future time give his cnr or his time
for the officinl entertainment of
Thc Secretary submitted a letter
with enclosed news-cuttings from
Judge Irving and there followed a
long and full discussion on the use
of Cutouts nntl Klaxon horns. Finally
llie following resolution was passed:
''That the Victoria Automobile Association does not approve of the use
the cut-out under any circumstances in the city of Victoria."
The secretary was instructed to forward a copy of the above resolution
to llie City Council.
The "following accounts were passed
fur payment: Begg Motor Company,
$110; Newton Advertising Agency,
$25..*".:.; the B. C. Hardware Co., Ltd.,
$.11.60; the Colonist Printing & Publishing Co., $109.90.
The meeting went over, in detail,
the recommendations of the nominating committee, and finally the following gentlemen were declared officially
| elected for tlie year 1913:
President, John A. Hinton, of the
Hinton Electric Company.
First Vice-President, John L. Beckwith.
Second  Vice-President,  Dr. E.  C.
j Hart.
Third Vice-President, D. H. Ker.
Fouith Vic--President, A. A. Bel-
Secretary-Treasurer,     Charles    A.
| Forsythe, C.A., 317 Central Building.
Board of Directors: Robert Bryden,
L. W. Bick, AV. S. Butler, J. F. Corlield, Douglas Fox, Alexander Gillespie, R. A. C. Grant, John R. Green,
F. F. Higgs.   E. W. Hume,   A. D.
Irvine,  P.  A.  E.  Irving,    John  M.
Langley, D. B, LoNcven, George Mellor. S. P. Moody, E. ,1. Palmer, H. B.
1 Robertson, Wm. Sloan, A. E. Todd,
I Fred Turgoose, S. C. Weston, J. J.
J White,    W.   II.   Wilkerson,    Percy
| Winch, .1. M. Wood, W. L. B. Young.
All of the above list, whieh includes
lthe chairman   of   every   committee,
Iform the committee of management
|of the Association.
After lhe several committees hnd
Ibeen struck, the meeting, on the mo-
Ition of Mr. Bick, unanimously passed
la very hearty vote of thanks to Mr.
iTodd for his splendid work in thc po-
Isition of president of the club for the
[present year.
Mr. Fred Turgoose having called
lthe attention of the meeting to the
Ifroquent infringement of the rules and
■courtesies of the road by motor cyclists, it was unanimously agreed to
Iforward a letter to the Motor Cyclists Union calling their attention to
lthe matter and asking them to use
Itheir influence among their own mem-
|bers for the prevention of accident.
The meeting then adjourned.
ONE of the problems closely associated with good roads, but
Iwhicli is discussed rather seldom, is
Ithat nf curvature. Much of the safety
of the driver depends on whether he
can see far enough abend to allow
time for a change of course. This
subject Robert A. Meeker, Supervisor of Roads for New Jersey, discusses in his annual report. He tells
how the problem has heen met on the
other side of the Hudson as follows:
"The constantly increasing use of
our roads calls forth the efforts of
our people to meet the increasing demands of travel, hills must be cut,
hollows must be filled and sharp
turns and crooked lines eased and
straightened. When we stop to consider that a motor running at the
legal rate of twenty-five miles per
hour travels 110 feet in three seconds
and should another travelling at the
same rate be approaching from the
opposite direction, the drivers would
have one and one-half seconds to
avoid a collision, if the line of vision
were limited to 110 feet, it becomes
apparent that the subject of road
curve is extremely important.
"As the statute provides that the
highways shall be not only convenient
hut safe for travel the question of
alignment must be met and solved.
No joking or sarcasm will relieve
road builders from this responsibility. The department has devoted
much time and thought to this problem, the result of which is that no
curve of less than 955 feet radius is
recommended nor approved unless
local conditions render it practically
impossible. The reason for this is
that on a 0 degree curve the clear
line of vision on a roadway thirty
feet wide is only 350 feet, hence the
drivers of the approaching machines
would have four and three-quarters
seconds in which to avoid one another. Surely no one would say that
is more than is necessary. We have
lixed this as the maximum degree of
Of the proper crowning of roads
Mr. Meeker savs:
"The stnndnrd cross section is the
arc of a circle drawn through three
points, namely, the centre and the
two gutters; the latter nre located at
the intersection of the side lines, with
a line descending from th'e centre at
the rate of one-half inch per foot.
The ure thus obtained gives us a full
of one-fourth inch per foot from the
centre of the edge of a sixteen-foot
pavement, of five-eights inch from
this edge to the centre of the seven-
foot shoulder nnd of nine-tenths of
nn inch from this point to the gutter,
thus increasing the grade in such manner that the water will be most
readily caried off with the least damage to the shoulders of the road, also
giving a setcion upon which the
greatest portion is convenient for
"Every one who has driven over a
highly crowned road has experienced
the unpleasant sensation of tipping or
sliding when compelled to turn off to
ono side. Hence the travel is naturally
concentrated on the centre of the
road. Jf thc crown is lowered until
it will just give sufficient slope to
carry off the water the traffic is distributed more uniformly over the
entire width of the road, and as the
wear is upon the entire road and not
merely upon the centre, two results
follow. First, there are few or no
ruts; second, the cross section of the
rond is maintained, and consequently
the drainage is properly taken
care of.
"Our force having been augmented
by one more engineer and ten inspectors we have been able to secure
n more thorough and exact compliance with the engineer requirements of our plans. The results of
this are seen in a better finished clnss
of work, which is not only pleasing
to the eye, but adds greatly to the
lifo of the road, inasmuch as it insures thorough consolidation nnd
perfect drainage of the road. During
the last year we have devoted more
attention to the correction of alignment than ever before. This is due
to the increasing demands of traffic
which have compelled a closer adherence to the rules that were laid
down by the deportment some time
The report also tells of (he great
increase of motor traffic and its results:
"The increasing weight and volume of traffic demand wider and
stronger structures, the burden of
whose cost should in part be borne
by the Stnte, because the change in
traffic conditions has been so great
that a county cannot be asked to
spend large sums for bridges that are
used fully as much hy residents of
other counties. It is not so many
years ago that it was unusual for a
heavy van to make a trip of over
thirty miles; now 100-mile hauls are
so common that they are looked upon
as a matter of course. In fact, since
the advent of the railroad our highways have never been so generally
and continually used as they are today. One of the most notable evidences of this is that the old inns and
taverns that had fallen into disuse
nre being remodelled and onee more
arc centres of activity."
CV. CLARK, who has been associated with the Western Mortor &
Supply Co. since the founding of the
company, has severed his connection
with the firm, which is now under the
management of Wr. William Oliphant,
Jr. The business offices and repair
shops having been entirely reorganized, the Western Motor & Supply
Company is in a better position to
fulfil orders promptly nnd to take
core of the rapidly increasing business. So rapid, in point of fact has
Ihis increase been, that the sale of
the well-known McLaughlin automobiles is double that of this time last
The new management extends to
its customers thanks for past patronage ond gives on assurance thnt
future orders will receive the most
careful attention.
LISTEN, my children, and you shall
OC the midnight ride ot Paulino
The  ear was numbered eight,  nineteen,
And the riders are lucky to he alive
After the ride tllat cost so dear.
She snld to hor chauffeur friend, "Tonight,
If the folks are gone, get the big car
And me and Mln and her friend Joe
Win moet you at half-past nine about;
And Just them two ana you and ine
Will go for a joy ride far and free,
Apast each village and house and farm;
And the country folks we will sure
And no one the wiser, so what's the
A swirl of dust, then a vanishing speck;
A blur in   the moonlight,  a streak in
tho dark;
And tho farmer wakened, and said: "By
It's  some of  them  city  folks  out  fer
a lark."
Thot was all. And so, through the gloom
and the light,
Pauline and her friends hit It up that
To prove again In their headlong flight,
'I'liat  the path of the joy-rider ends In
It was two by the village clock
When they turned around for the homo-
ward run,
And all of a sudden there came a shock:
And the auto vaulted the waysldo wall
And lit In a Held; and the folks who rode
Wero scattered  around  liko  the  leaves
In fall;
And   tho  car  burned   up  near  Its  orst-
whlle load;
And so came the end of all their fun.
Vou know the rest—In    accounts    you
have read,
How tlio farmers picked them all up for
Near lho wreck of the car all bent and
And  bow the chauffeur got six  months
When tlie boss  ls gone and the const
is clear,
Remember the fate of Paulino Veere.
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Westholme Hotel, hnving recently arrived from Sun Francisco.
Mr. S. A. Garland, of Duncan, B.C.,
is making a short stay here und is
registered al llic Ritz Hotel.
The pupils of Mrs. Garrett Smith
gnve u very enjoyable pianoforte recital in the Unitation Hull on last
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Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Holden hnve returned from their lioiieytnoon and
have taken up their residence on Pine
Miss Gladys Pitts is visiting with
friends in Portiniid.
Mrs. Geo. Mesher and Miss Mesher
huve left on nn extended trip abroad.
On Thursday of lats week Mrs. E.
G. Prior entertained a number of her
friends nt Bridge among whom were:
Mrs. Frank Barnard, Mrs. T. S. Gore,
couver, are among the guests at the
Westholme Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Oliver, accompanied by Miss Kathleen Oliver
and Miss Nora Jones, left last Wednesday morning for a trip to Eng-
lnnd. They will bc nwny about eight
Mr. H. P. Dickenson, of Vancouver, president of the Giant Powder
Compnny, wns in the city on business
nnd while here was a guest at the
Empress Hotel.
Dr. Harly D. Grady, of Portland,
Ore., is in town on a short visit, and
is staying nt the Ritz Hotel.
Mr. W. M. Lucas, of Seattle, has
been a guest at the Dominion Hotel
while making a short stay in Victoria.
Mr. John Jukes, of Vancouver,
spent the week-end in this city.
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Bruce Hudson, when their
daughter, Ivy, wus united in marriage
to Mr. Joseph Dilworth, son of Alderman and Mrs. Dilworth, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. A.
Wood, of Victoria West Methodist
Church. The wedding being a quiet
one, only the intimate friends and
near relatives of the young couple
were present. The bride was married
in a smart tailored suit and was attended by her cousin, Miss Lillian
Hudson. The best man wns Mr. Guy
Hudson. Later in the day thc bride
and groom left on the 4.30 boat for
Seattle, en route for the Sound
Cities where they will spend some
time travelling.
A pretty but quiet wedding was
celebrated at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Tuesday afternoon
last, when Miss Ellen Way Williams,
of Portland, became the bride of Mr.
David L. McCarrison, an officer of
the Indian Police, Madras, India, and
son of Mr. Robert McCarrison, of
Newry, Ireland. The ceremony was
conducted by the Rev. Dr. Leslie
The bride looked charming in a
travelling costume of pale blue cloth,
wearing a large hat to match, and
was attended by Mrs. Hnrbough, of
Seattle, us mutron-of-honor, while
the groom was supported by Mr. Harbough. Mr. and Mrs. McCarrison
iniend making their future home in
they should rejoice that so capable
a man was at the head of the De-
pai'l ment of Education; one who never
missed au opportunity or spared expense in fortifying the country against
disaster, by supplying schools, from
the kindergarten to a university, by
nnd through whicii a cultivated intellect of a whole community would be
enabled to act together for the advancement of u common country.
Dr. Young wus then reminded of
the task before him, and informed
that it wus necessary thnl he should
have tools wherewith lo work. A
suitably engraved trowel wus presented by lhe chairman—the uses of
'ho tool explained, a fervent wisli
expressed thnt the mortar would resolve itself into a cement of love and
affection, whicii would so permeate
the whole building thut each aud
every scholar attending would become so imbued with the spirit that
it would prompt them on all occasions to present a solid front for
the advancement, the credit and renown of this, their native land.
After the ceremony of laying the
stone, Dr. Young in a felicitous
speech referred to the energetic manner in which the Saanich School
Board had prosecuted its campnign
for funds with which to build the
school and paid a compliment to the
chairman for the part which he hnd
played in securing this latest addition to the Saanich schools.
Hon. D. M. Eberts paid a tribute
to the services of the Inte Dr. Tolmie
and to the Minister of Education after whicli the Secretary of the School
Board gave some details of expenditures and the meeting was dismissed
with a benediction pronounced by
the Rev. Dr. Campbell.
Harold M. Diggon has purchased
the printing business formerly known
as the Ivy Press, located in the Pemberton Block, He intends to reorganize and produce fine printing
under the name of tbe Diggon Printing Company. Associated with him
is Reginald W. Hallatt, recently of
NewTolme School
As Little Miss Brown, at the Victoria Theatre on April 22nd and 23rd,
Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. Galliher, Mrs. E.
V. Bodwell, Mrs. Charles Spratt,
Mrs. Griffith, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs.
Roper, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. McCallum,
Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Hebden Gillespie, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Stunrt Robertson,
Mrs. Chnrles Todd and Mrs. Shallcross.
Miss Daisy Ramsay, from Chilliwack, B.C., is tho guest of Mrs.
Stevenson, Burdette Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesoott arc guests
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Mr. R. Wolverton is n guest at the
Rilz Hotel from Tncoinn.
Mr. nnd JIrs. J. Hunter, of London, England, are recent arrivals in
town and are staving at the Ritz
Jliss Violu Edwards is a visitor in
Ihe eapilal from Montreal. She is
registered at the Ritz Hotel.
Mr. It. (I. Humphrey, of Nannimo,
B.C., hns been a recent guest in town
slnying nt the Dominion Hotel.
Jtr. nnd JIrs. IT. Slndlhngeu have
returned fvom a six months' trip
through California nnd Mexico. They
are staying nt the Prince George
Miss Merritt, from Vancouver, is
among the guesls nt lhe Rilz Hotel.
Mr, William Service, of Vancouver, wns in town during the week on
business nnd wns registered nt the
Dominion Hotel.
Mr, nnd Jlrs. Wilson, from Winnipeg, are rcennl arrivals in town nnd
nre stopping ut the Ritz Hotel.
A quiet home-wedding look plnce
ou Wednesday afternoon of lnst week
THE ceremony of the laying of
the foundation stone of the Tolmie School on Boleskine Road was
performed on Saturday afternoon
lust by the Minister of Education, the
Hon. Dr. H. E. Young, in the presence of a numerous and representative assembly, comprising the member for the distvict, the Hon. H. D,
Eberts, Miss JI. Tolmie, Mr. George
Jay, chairman of the Victoria School
Board; Mr. George McGregor, councillor for Ward 2 in South Saanich,
and Jir. L. Tait, of the Esquimalt
School Board; Mr. W. J. Scott, late
school trustee for Saanich, and many
others, including Mr. Munroe Millar
(chairman), Mr. W. Campbell, and
Jir. J. Owens, members of the present board of trustees. The school,
when completed, will cost $(10,000.
The meeting was called to order
by Jir. Munroe Millar, chairman of
lhe Saanich School Board, shortly
after 3 p.m. He said that from time
immemorial it had been the custom
in Clirislinn countries, before engaging iu nny important enterprise, to
invoke Hie aid of the Deity. Conforming with that precedent, the Rev.
.1. W. Flinton wns introduced nnd
nsked the blessing of (lod on the work
nbout in be undertaken.
The children of the school, led by
the principal, Jir. John O'Neill, then
sung "Oh, Cuuudu," with pleasing
effect, after which the chairman announced the cause of lhe gathering,
thanked llic people for tlieir presence
nml al tenl inn, nud nt the same time
reminded Ihem of those persons to
whom they were under obligations in
limes past—to the late Dr. Tolmie,
who gave the site on which the old
school stands, and which, on completion of this structure, will be turned
into n manual training school; more
recently lo the Honourable the Minister of Education Dr. li. E. Young.
A tribute was paid to the Superintendent of Education, Dr. Alexander
Robinson, to whom the Board wished
to return thanks for his many acts
of kindness—particularly for undertaking lhe part of intermediary between the members nnd the Minister,
for suggestions ns well us good und
timely advice on uny nnd nil occasions.
Tho stagnation in British Columbia
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wilh llic gencrnl prosperity of lodny
and credit given where credit was due
—nl the snme time Jir. Millar reminded llic people Ihat prosperity
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Page Nine
Of Interest to   \Vonien
DURING* the autumn a little
Parisienne was staying with me,
nnd I wns much amused by her comments on my countrywomen and their
mode of dress. "You English," she
exclaimed again und again, "you buy
clothes*—ah 1 yes, but you know not
how to put them on.   It is so."
I was forced to agree with her after
n comparison of her own trim figure
and the hundreds of badly, even
carelessly, dressed women we met. It
wns on ii dull, rainy afternoon. I
mil iced she wore boots well buttoned
up llic leg, her navy blue costume titled her without a wrinkle, her gloves
were faultless, and her hat was fixed
in such a way that it looked part of
its owner. There were no untidy
wisps of hnir. But I remembered
Hint she hnd spent quite ten minutes
lixing this, although she had two pins
only, nnd I begged her to tell me a
ew of her secrets.
She laughed, saying there wcre no
secrets, but when we reached homo,
nnd I followed hor to her room, she
told me many things which showed
me that French women pny infinite
attention lo all the little details of
Iheir toilettes, antl I understood bet-
ter thnn I hnd ever done before how
the small things of dress count. In
the first plnce, the average French
womnn pays far more attention to her
hands nnd feet Ihan does her English
sister. She buys better boots and
shoes, lakes great care of these, nud
in no account will she go out of
doors with a button olf or an untidy
shoe-string. Directly a shoe shows
signs of wenr it is attended to, nnd
n French woman considers it a grave
disgrace to be down at heel. She
removes her shoes directly she comes
ill from tt walk, and as trees are not
lonsidcred luxuries, but necessities,
ench pair of boots and shoes keeps
ii perfect shape. Her gloves are
Irented in the same way. To my
astonishment, I learned that glove-
trees are quite general in France,
aud the French girl has a pair of
these on which to keep her best gloves.
The others are carefully smoothed
out and lnid in a glove sachet, in
which rests a tiny scent sachet.
Nevei* does she carelessly roll them
up, as we so often do, and if a button conies olf, it. is ut once replaced.
Soiled gloves are cleaned with regu-
lurity in France, and one never sees
French-woman go out of doors putting on her gloves. She would ns
soon go out without her hat as her
jloves, nnd regards "les gauts" ns
an essential part of her toilette.
Again, too, the French woman
studies which style of coiffure suits
her best, and she then keeps to this
mode, irrespective of fashion, unless,
of course, the new mode proves more
becoming. She never wears many
hatpins; two, as a rule, are sufficient,
though she will occasionally use a
couple more very short ones at the
side. She takes care, however, always to thrust these pins in the same
lole, putting them in before the hat
s plnced on the head, nnd in thnt
vay she keeps the hat from being
lisfigitred by huge pin-pricks. Veils
ire nhvnys kept folded up, with n
icent sachet between, and a French
volutin will never content herself
villi chenp veiling. Good veils, as
veil as high-class shoes nnd gloves,
ire by her looked upon ns uecessi-
When going on a journey she does
io! don her oldest clothes. She makes
poinl of wearing clothes that givt
ier a neat und nutty appearance, and
it the same time do not show too
ilninly llie evidences of the journey.
'he French girl carries a fresh jabot
r collar in her hand-bag, a clenn pair
f gloves, nnd u fresh veil, nnd gen-
rally when nearing her journey's
nd she will retire nnd change those
orl ions of her apparel, so that at her
niriiey's end she is ns fresh-look-
ns though she had travelled iu
ie proverbial hand-box.        11. K,
lOlIH of the masculine touches in-
) traduced in the latest Spring eos-
mies nre particularly becoming,
here arc, first of all, the school-
iy's shiny turned-down linen collar
id pleated shirt (white, of course),
om with n loosely-fitting bolero of
irk-blne cloth. This bolero partly
■neenls    a   high blnck silk corselet
nbove ti skirt in plaid taffetas. Then
comes the swallow-tailed dress-coat,
in a fancy cheviot, fastioned at the
waist with a couple of buttons in
horn. The coat has long sleeves, revers and collar, as in the similar garment worn by men. A more defined
indentation at the waist, ns well as
the arrangement of the white collar
and pleated linen shirt, with its
small black tie, gives n touch of
feminine charm to this curious creation. Parisiennes choose this model
in bluck, violet, or a shade termed
lete-dc-negre. The rather narrow
skirt to match, has a stitched seam
down the front, and a couple of pockets, some distance below the waist,
with narrow stitched flaps. A sensation ut the races in the Hois de
Boulogne was undoubtedly caused by
the military tailor costumes that a
leading dressmaker recently launched.
Some of thc most picturesque uniforms of the time of Louis XVI and
Napoleon I have been copied in a
certain measure, as in this instance,
where woollen and silk materials,
cretonne, fancy buttons and braidings, appear cleverly amalgamated.
The success of these models is chiefly due to their simplicity. They must
be seen to be admired. A written
description cannot possibly do them
justice. With a few of these latter
creations, waistbands play an important role; rarely are two cut on
the same pattern, or placed at thc
same angle. Tn the days of the Mare-
cltul de Suxe, General Dumonriez,
und, later on, under Marechal Ney,
the uniforms were tight-fitting; but
in the up-to-date versions of these
military coats and jackets, the silhouette is less outlined, and every
fancy is permitted, as long as the
result is becoming.
SOME of Hie .new cotton crepes,
voiles nud dimities look this yenr
as if they were specially made for
the elderly woman. There are dimities, soft und very attractive, with
gray stripes, and other dimities which
show the smart black and white combination. There are crepes whioh
drape so well, having a gray design
and also gray stripes in varying
widths. And then there are voiles
with odd-shaped light and dark violet
designs ns well as others showing
violet stripes. Surely, the elderly
woman must huve one or two of her
ufteruoou summer dresses mnde from
these materials.
If she needs a new best dress, it
is not at all necessary that she must,
select a blnck one. The deep shades
of violet are quite appropriate, as
well as taupe, seal brown, granite
gray and any black and white combination. Crepe de chine, to my
mind, is one of the best fabrics for
a dress of this sort, nnd if one does
not have to get new silk for a foundation, silk voile and eolienne are
very lovely. A black and white fonl-
nrd trimmed with little frills of blnck
lace, having a white lace or not yoke,
would also be extremely smart.
An attractive wrap to wear with
the best dress is one mnde three-
quarter length, with large comfortable
sleeves. Blnck bengaline is it good
material to select for such a garment,
or black satin, taffeta, or ratine. A
flat, heavy, white or craem lnce collar
will dress up this type of coat in »
most effective wny.
II1' there is one direction in which
we enn nnd shall let ourselves go
this sensnn, it is in evening dress.
Each model seems not merely more
attractive thnn the lnst. but more replete with novelty. I find especially
adorable the quaint little jackets of
hire or chiffon Hint are worn. Sonic-
times these are quite pronounced in
outline, while nt others lhey nre just
vague draperies, The effect in mnny
instnnces is to completely cover the
buck, but the high-low dress is represented in various guises, nnd is going to make modistic history once
ngnin, chiefly, however, in transparencies, This will not, however, be
recognized ns quiet en grande teniie,
but will serve for certain dinners,
the opera, restaurant wear, and the
like. And it is characteristic of the
spirit of the age that a clenr jump
is made from this vogue to the very
mosf decollete type of evening cor
sage. The pose of the moment also
is to keep these last as simple and
fragile as possible. The most distinctive are of mousseline de soie,
■absolutely guiltless of extraneous
decoration. Sometimes the transparency will be folded under, and so used
double, the apology of a sleeve emerging out of an intricacy of falling
draperies. A wonderful toilette arranged after this manner was of almond gree soft satin embroidered in
gold, the corsage of tulle in tone, with
a ceinture of black tulle, the ends of
which were spread out in a sort of
drapery down the left side of the
skirl. Again, in the case of it citron
satin the skirt was caught up in front
just u handful of folds a few inches
below the wnist, and tliere captured
by great tassels of silk and beads.
Willi this tliere went a round decol-
lelnge of lnce, continued below the
wnist, nnd cut sharply away like a
swallow-tail coat, the lace strained
perfectly flat over the satin. But the
chief feature was the sleeves, and
these were of deep emerald-green
chiffon. They were evolved out of
folds that met in narrowing points in
the centre of the waist, back nnd
front, the draperies gradally falling
nnd entirely obliterating the waist,
until they were ultimately drawn into
a rouleau to suggest a deep armhole,
such its were and are again being
used with little mantles.
FUTURIST silks are the dernier
cri. These patterns are in odd,
undecipherable effects on grounds of
rich color; nnd the design is often in
a shade that a year ago one would
have been snid to "scream" at the
ground color against whicli it is posed. It is as hard to understand some
of these silks ns it is to comprehend
the futurist efforts in art; but "what
is fashionable is beautiful," is an
axiom, the truth of whicii every woman well recognizes. If one's frock
turns out to be a little more pronounced in color scheme than one
would have selected in calmer moments, one calls it. "Balkan" or
"Bulgarian," and one's criticizers
can say nothing.
Transparent bishop sleeves of chiffon are a new note in evening gowns.
The sleeves, gathered into a low arm-
hole droop softly over the arm nnd
are confined at the wrist in a narrow
bracelet of chiffon flowers. With
these bishop sleeves of chiffon, of
course, one-button gloves nre demanded and the bare arm, gleaming
through the filmly sleeve, is really
less covered than when a long glove
is worn with a sleeveless gown.
WE CANNOT possibly complain
of our milliners this month.
These artistes have really surpassed
themselves in the shape and trimming
of their new toques. The latest
style, with its upturned brim, is tilted in such a manner as to show more
of the face than usual, and n good
portion of the undulated hair. Two
curled ostrich feathers placed hack
lo back trim the side Hint is uplifted.
Thus far I have seen this model reproduced in black satin and neutral
tints. They ave meant to accompany
the bright-coloured crepe de chine
dreses that promise to become so general when the sunny spring weather
has set in. At the Opera aigrettes
arc more voluminous than ever. They
assume nil kinds of shapes, some recalling the tail of a fox, others a
Renaissance fan.
WE HEAR a great deal in praise
nnd dispraise of current fashions, and some of the artists of the
hour who hnve expressed their disapproval of hnrem skirts nnd the like,
and some who have tnken up the subject as portrait painters, are turning
themselves into it society for raising
the tone of current Instc, and undertake lo provide sketches of good suggestions, which will be exhibited.
Tlio standard is to be of pure beauty
alone, nnd so bring bnck sonic of the
glorious traditions of old days. It
is hoped the artistic associations will
have an admirable influence nn the
art of dress, especially ns it is finding favour among the lending dress
Gives a Quick,
Brilliant Polish
That Lasts
No Turpentine
Easier to Use
Better for
the Shoes
IT IS quite possible Hint there mny
be a fow among Mr. Locke's admirers who will be disappointed in
his new novel; that is, if they nre of
the order of reader who always expects one certain thing from a writer,
and demands it over nnd over again
according to Ihe label, ns if nn author
were a purveyor of canned foods.
Those, however, who prefer their
rending to provide them with surprises, and who like to adventure, ns
it were, in pleasant compnny over a
new rond, will And an added, ralher
than a diminished plensure in the
different side nf his art that Mr.
Locke shows in "Stella Maris."
The keynote of the book is the impossibility of reconciling, or perhaps
one should say of combining, n purely ctherenl nud ignorant view of thc
world, however beautiful and spiritual, with the conflicts and realities
of life. Stella Maris, the sheltered
invalid, so long as she remains a sort
of personified dream, living in a
cloud kingdom of her own into which
no unlovely thing* may penetrate, is
happy aud in her own way fulfils her
being. But when circumstances
bring her into contact with things of
which the very name was hidden
from her before, with sin, and crime,
nnd agony, of whicii she had never
dreamed, she is called upon both to
feel and to live more nctively. The
negative position which has been hers
is gone for ever; and Hie process of
the re-ndjustml nt of her standard is
the main motif of the book.
Mr. Locke tells his story with the
lightness of touch and grace of style
especially his own. The almost fantastical humour which characterizes
so much of his work is little in evidence here, although in the person of
Miss Lindon he has added n memorable portrait, to the gallery of Maiden
Aunts of Action.
Quite the best thing in the book,
however, is the character of Unity,
the orphan, a study which in many
hands would hnve become either morbid or melodramatic, but whose poignant inarticulate pathos Mr. Locke
has depicted with true sympathy and
Duckwith Bros.
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If you don't believe it,
come in and try the special
Merchant's Lunch at 35c;
daily from 11:30 a.m. to
8:00 p.m.
and cate
and imported
French Models
The Crown Display now awaiting your considerate inspection
present   in   their   entirety  the
correct   modes  of  the
Spring Season
M, E. Livingstone
Victoria, B.C.
i$j«.«' :* » m .* ■■*. m ■». w. m wfo
What dentifrice would a
ciueen naturally choose?
Surely the crenm of lhe
world's llnust productions, Thus, Queen
Alexandra's selection of
suggests nt once to yon
thnt   it   must  be  better
than anything you hnve
er   tried.
Cherry Bin
fume Is also used by
Queen Alexandra. At
vour druggist's, or write
14(i  Front St.,VV.,Toronto
Hair Dressing
Successor to Madam Kosche
Phone 1175      1005 Douglas St.
Vietoria, H.C.
Royal Household Flour
For Bread and Pastry
JAMESON'S PERSIAN SHERBET, put up in fancy lever top cans
JAMESON'S LIMEADE, Put up in 26 ounce bottles.
This is equal to any I_ime Juice on  the  market in both flavor and
si length.   It is a superior article—NOT.  JUST.  AN.  ORDINARY.
For Sale By All Grocers.
Manufacturers;  Grocers'  Sundries Victoria, B.O.
Crystal Spring Water
844 Fort Street
A handy number to remember. That is, if you're one of those
people who like to look neat. We do the best Dyeing, Pressing and
Cleaning in the City of Victoria. Low prices by thorough work.
Victoria Steam Dye Works
I44 Fort Street Phone 717
The B. C. Funeral Co.
Late of 1016 Government Street, Victoria.
Phones 2236, 2236, 2237, 2238
Chas. Hayward, President.      Fred Caselton, Manager.
Reginald Hayward, Sec'y-Treasurer.
Residence Phone L2477 Office and Store Phone 3805
Victoria, B. C.
It is high time to get your garden seed.   We are Sole Agents for
Sole Agent for Sutton's Seeds 616 Fort Street
140**, IflOAD  ST
Gorge View Park
Offers Ideal Opportunities to the one who wants a
real Homesite.
A Soutli Slope, with improved Boulevards and other improvements, including a beautiful 2% acre Central Park. All of
Block 8 is on thc Waterfront, with a delightful Peasure Beach.
No other location has all Water Rights. Five Houses, costing
from $5,000 to $8,000, now erected.
and All Surveyors Supplies
Victoria Book and Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 Government Street.   Telephone 63 Page Ten
Victoria, B.C., April 19, 1913.
A W eekly Review of the Most Important Happenings in the Mining World, With Special Reference to New Discoveries and Developments.
Edited by W. Blakemore, M. I. M. E. Greenwell Medallist.
AVERY mistaken idea prevails as to the commercial result;
of mining coal. We hear so much about coal barons, and in
this respect British Columbia has beard as much as, or
more than, any other province, because of the phenomenal success
made by the Duiisniuirs, that one is apt to conclude that eoal mining everywhere is capable of yielding a fabulous fortune, and yet
this conclusion is diametrically opposite to the actual facts. Pro-
bobly the delusion is fostered by the consideration that coal is a
necessity, and may almost be classed with the public utilities, and
the idea is common that anything wdiich is essential to the million,
sueh as matches, pins, buttons and coal, must necessarily be a profitable industry in whieh to invest.
Yet in the main coal mining all the world over yields but a
modest average profit. Ten years ago, speaking before the Mining
Association of Great Britain, Earl Fitzwilliain stated that tbe
accounts of all the associated coal mining companies did not show
an average profit exceeding sixpence a ton, spread over a term of
twenty years; and on Ibis page will be found a very incisive article
contributed to "Mining Science," in which one of the highest authorities in the States declares that coal operators would be very glad if
they could see a clear margin of 15 cents a ton.
These facts are capable of an easy interpretation. Coal, being a
common necessity, is eagerly sought for. Whenever discovered of
good quality and in commercial quantity, it is rapidly developed.
There is bound to be a demand, but equally, tliere is bound to be
keen competition, and it is this competition wbicb keeps tbe price
down. Where the price of coal is high, it is due to one of two
causes; either lack of competition or a combine.
Tn spite of the scientific methods developed in the States by
combines, they have not been able to make much inroad in the direction of forcing coal to a high price and maintaining it there. There
have been spurts of trade, where a phenomenal demand, accentuated
by a temporarily disorganized supply, has enabled fancy prices to be
realized, but in the main, coal mining has settled down to a steady,
moderate priced, fairly profitable industry, nnd tbat it is likely to
remain so is evidenced by the fact that any attempt to maintain artificial conditions for a length of time inevitably leads to public
clamour for Government operation of the mine.
All this is not in any sense to deprecate the value of investments
in coal mining, which, intelligently and scientifically directed, should
always bo one of the most regular nnd reliable dividend producers.
(2) That the operators shall have
a fair prolit.
ti!) That the public shall have its
coul nt the lowest price consistent
with economical production expenses
and a reasonable profit.
(1) Thnt unnecessary waste of coal
resorces shall be prevented.
To secure these conditions will require the active co-operation of all
t hose who are interested in the industry.
114   Campbell   Block
Books written up monthly. Save
evening work, and your own
time, which could he more
profitably employed. Charges
SOLEMN regard is daily given to
the transmutation experiments of
Sir William Bamsay, the English
physicist. Suggestions concerning
the possibly unstable character of the
elements, and particularly concerning
the possible manufacture of gold, accompany newspaper reports from
abroad which refer to Sir William's
reputed release of neon and other
inert gases from an electrically charged tube of hydrogen. Credence is by
no means universal. Sir Oliver Lodge
still requires to be shown, while our
hypercritical contemporary, the Mining Magazine of London, has announced the discovery that Sir William Eamsay is the P. T. Barnum of
science. If competition after this
immeasurable honor is worthy of encouragement, the fame of Dr. _?. ¥.
Frieduinnii, with his tuberculosis
serum, should not go unmentioned.
Here is an opportunity for earnestness, however. So long as the symmetry of the periodic tabic remains
unexplained, the investigations of
Ramsay and his co-adjtitors are vastly
more than a joke. Chemistry awaits
ils Kepler and Newton. Imaginative
powers of huge energy are culled to
the attack upon the problem of the
ultimate constitution of mntter.
NOW many coal operators are
there in the United States, who
after meeting their pay roll, could
put aside a sinking fund of 15 cents
on each ton of coal produced during
the last five years 1 There may be a
few, but the number is small. The
fact is that the bituminous coal industry is facing a critical situation
and its danger is a danger to all lines
of industry in which the use of coal
is a necessary factor. The bankruptcy of the coal business, with its
investment estimated by Mr. Moors-
head at over a half billion dollars,
will create a panic, the like of which
has not been experienced since the
days of seventy-three.
This is the condition. What is the
remedy? Co-operation, a joining of
hands in a general effort to effect a
greater economy in production and
to protect against the brutality of big
buyers of coal, to Ihe end that coal
is not sold at a loss; to the end that
coal buyers will at all limes, be able
to do business with going concerns
ond not with referees in bankruptcy,
to the end that the small consumer
of coal in the future, will not be obliged to pny back the losses now being made to enable the big consumer
to scalp llic small producer.
To meet this situation, a bill has
been prepared, providing for the creation by Congress of an Interstate
Trade Cc mission, with powers similar to those exercised by lhe Interstate Commerce Commission, over
transportation companies.
By tbe provisions of this bill, the
Commission is authorized to consider
and pass upon all existing trade combinations and to issue a permit to ull
those whose purpose is fair and reasonable and whicii will not result in
This bill was  carefully   prepared,
has been considered and amended by
three   different  conferences of conl
operators.   It is believed to bo substantially sufficient to permit such cooperation among small operators as
will enable tbem to compete with the
large aggregations of capital, outside
ns well as within the industry,   It
creates  an  agency for  throwing a
searchlight into the twilight zone between   reasonable  and   unreasonable
combinations and enables a governmental agency to protect those combinations whicii make for safety and
efficiency in operation and in conservations   of   fuel  resources and to
quickly reach those which tend to offensive monopoly.   It makes possible
thc highest and most beneficial co-
operation for the betterment of any
industry and, nt tlie same time, provides the most wholesome check upon
monopoly. Senator Clapp, chairman
ut' the Senate eommitee on Interstate
Commerce, recently said:
"When you will show me how it is
possible to unlock the stable door and
still have it closed, or, having it closed, may nt the same time have it open,
I will understand how, what you want
can be accomplished."
The reply was this:
"Between the stable and the garden
is n plot of grass going to waste, and
needing to be cropped; in thc stable is
a horse suffering for want of this
grass. I am going to put a halter on
that horse, give you the end of the
halter strap and allow yon to supervise the grazing, and whenever the
horse attempts to go over into the garden, you can pull him back, and, if
lie persists, yon can put him bnck in
the stable."
The coal industry has been making
its best effort for safer and better conditions for its workmen. There nre
mnny, many others, The impulse for
bettering lhe conditions of labor is
very general among operators, but it
is nn expensive impulse and necessarily increases the cost of production.
Coal operators would bo glad indeed
In conserve the coal now being wasted. To make a properly produce at
a profit of fifteen million tons of coal
which, as now handled, will produce
hut ten million tons, is lo add fifty
per cent to thc value of the mine. Of
course the operator wants to conserve
lho conl, but if the mining of the
nther live million tuns can only be effected by doubling the per ton cost of
production, its saving means a loss of
five million dollars to the operator,
under present market conditions. That
is not conservation*, it is ruinous
waste to the operator.
Conservation of thoso resources is
only possible as a result of co-opera-
lion, in which the consumer and the
public take part. In other words,
the selling price of coal must be increased to meet lho average increased cost of production.
This presents n grent public question, and we believe the interest of
tlle public will bo best served by so
treating it. The public hns n right,
lo demand nnd the operators will ccr-
lainly be willing fo give them ns
much safety and as much conservation as that same public is willing to
pny for.
The American Mining Congress
stands for and demands:
(1) Thnt the lives of the mine
workers shnll bo given the best possible protect'""
MANY will be surprised at the results of au inquiry just completed by Albert 11, Fay, mining engineer for the federal Bureau of
Mines, which shows that fatal accidents in melal mines of the United
States are more numerous in proportion to the number of men employed
than are the fatal accidents in coal
mines. Of the 105,979 men employed
in the metal mines in the United
States during the calendar year 1911,
(195 were killed, which represents a
rate of 4.10 per 1,000 men employed,
as compared with 3.73 per 1,000 for
lho coal mines of this country for the
same period. The total number of fatalities and serious and slight injuries
duo to accidents is as follows: Deaths,
(195, or 4.19 per 1,000 men employed;
serious injuries, 4,109, or 25.12 per
1,000; and slight injuries, 22,40S, or
135.01 por 1,000. Of the total number
of fatalities 532 occurred underground
or at lhe rate of 5.18 per 1,000, and
153 wore killed on the surface, or 2.49
per 1,000.
Steel Bridge,  Thompion Biver, Lytton,
B.O.   (To Be   Bunt   Alongside
Present Structure).
Alternative Design
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tenders for a Concrete Arch across
the Thompson River, Lytton, B.C.," will
be received by the Hon. the Minister ot
Public Works up to 12 o'clock noon,
Wednesday, the 7th day of May, 1.13,
fnr the complete structure across the
Thompson River at Lytton, B. C.
Drawings, speeilications, contract and
form of tender can be seen at the offices
of the Government Agents, Ashcroft,
New Westminster. Vancouver, and at
the office of the Public Works Engineer,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
liitendlng tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain one copy of
the drawing and one copy of the specl-
llciitions for the sum of twenty-five dollars  ($25).
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works, for the sum of
$1,000. whicii shall be forfeited If the
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so. The
ohetlueB or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to
them upon tbe execution of the ocntract.
The successful tenderer shall furthermore furnish an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, mado payable to the
Hon. the Minister of Pubile Works, for
the sum of one thousand dollars for the
due fulfilment 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 tho envelopes
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department  of  Public Works
Victoria, B. C, 28th March,  1913.
ap 5 ap 20
IN THE MATTER of an application
for a fresh Certificate of Title to Part
l._ acres of Section 1), Esquimalt District. Notice Is hereby given of my intention at the expiration of one calendar
month from tho first publication hereof
to Issue a fresh Certificate of Title Issued to Lizzie Denham Chandler on the
■_4th day of November. ltllO, and numbered 24373C, which has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office. Victoria, British Columbia, this 27th day
of March, 1913.
Registrar  General  of Titles,
mar 29 ap 19
TAKE NOTICE that the partnership
heretofore carried on at 1009 Yates
Street in tlio City of Victoria. British
Columbia, by Percy Ross Little and
Smith Little tinner the name of The
Pacific Sheet Metal Works, has been this
day dissolved by mutual agreement. Tbe
business will bo carried on by Percy
Rosb Little, who has assumed and will
pay all the liabilities thereof, and to
whom are payable all accounts owing to
tbe said business.
Dated at Victoria, B. C, this '.'2nd day
of February. 1913.
mar 29 ap 26
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Provinoe
of British Columbia, may be leased for a
term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2,5(10 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Applications for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub Agent of the District In which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
tlie rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights
are not being operated, such returns
should be furnished at least once a year.
The least will Include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the
rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full Information application should
be made to tbe Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
mar 22
IN THE MATTER of on application
for a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to Lot 51, of Subdivlson of Sections 3, I, 22, Fairfield Farm Estate
Map 82IIA. Victoria City.
NOTICE Is hereby givon of my Intention at the expiration of one calendar
month from thc first publication hereof
to issue a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible Title In lleu of tho Certificate or Indefeasible Title Issued to Harry M. Hillis
on the 21th day of February, 1911, and
numbered 2603, which has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office. Victoria, British Columbia, this 20th day of
March, 1913.
Registrar General of Titles,
mar 29 ap 19
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Mike Harger. of
Victoria, occupation cruiser, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at the southwest corner of T. L, 35251.
thence east 40 chains, thenee south 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, tbence
north  10 chains to point of starting.
Dated,  February  12,  1913.
mar 22 mny 17
In thc Matter of an application for a
fresh Certificate of Title to Lot 3 or
Block "W" of part of Section 23. Map
STS. Vietoria District.
Notice Is hereliy given or my Intention at the expiration ot one calendar
month trom tlle first publication hereor
to Issue a rresh Certificate of Title In
lleu of tbe Certificate of Title Issued to
Charles Richard Stewart on the 24th day
of June. 1909. and numbered 20083 C,
which has been lost.
Dated  at   Land   Registry  Office,   Victoria, B.C.. this 10th day of March, 1918.
Registrar-General or Titles.
Steel Bridge, Thompson Biver, Lytton,
B.O.   (To Be  Built  Alongside
Present Structure).
Superstructure Metal.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tenders for a Concrete Arch across the
Thompson River, Lytton, B.C.,' will be
received by the Hon. the Minister of
Public Works up to 12 o'clock noon,
Wednesday, the 7th day of May, 1913,
for the complete structure across the
Thompson River at Lytton, B.C.
Drawings, specifications, contract and
form of tender can be seen at the offices
of tho Government Agents, Ashcroft,
New Westminster, Vancouver, and at
the office of the Public Works Engineer,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria
Intending tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain one copy of
tlio drawing and one copy of the specifications for the sum of twenty-five dollars (|25).
Eacli tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works, for tho sum of ,
$1,000. whicli shall bo forfeited if the '
party tendering decline to enter Into
contract when called upon to do so. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of un-
sucoessful tenderers will be returned to
them upon the execution or the ocntract.
Tbe successful tenderer shall furthermore furnish an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
lion, the Minister of Public Works, ror
the sum or one thousand dollars ror the
due riilfllnient or tho contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on tbe forms supplied, signed
with thc actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works
Victoria, B. C, 26th March, 1913. |
ap 5 |Q
IN THE MATTER or an applleatloi
for fresh Certificates ol' Title, viz: a Certificate or Indefeasible Title to Lot 42.
Block 4, Subdivision (>r Lot 137. Map
S72, and a Ccrtlllcale ol' Absolute Foe
to Lot 21, Block 30. of Lot 112. Map
1014, Alberni  District.
NOTICE is hereby given ot my intention at the expiration of one calendar month from the first publication
hereof to Issue rresh Certificates of Title
In lleu of the Certificates of Title issued
to Alfred Cosh, viz: for above Lot 42,
Block 4. a Certificate or Indefeasible
Title on tho 17th or July, 1911, No. 3126
and Tor suid Lol 21, Block 30, a Certificate ot Absolute Fee on tbe 25th or Au-
gust, 19U, and No. 1045F. which havt
been lost.
Dnted  at  Land  Registry  Office,   Victoria, B. C„ Ihis 28th day of March, 1913,
Registrar General of Titles,
mar 29 ap 19
Only three limousines, mother,
Only three limousines!
Oh, tht: neighbours ou tun* right ami
Must I hink of us ns sore bereft,
And wonder whnt it means,
Only n dozen butlers, father,
A dozen—and no more.
While Ihu rich Van Slcols across lho
Have eighty working night and day,
And twenty al the door.
Only ton scores of gowns, mother,
To don fhe sonson through!
I cannot wear out half the lot
Though I should dance the turkey I rot.
And the grizzly bear waltz, too!
Only nine hundred hats, sister,
Only these few chnpenuxl
Alack! that this should come to pass,
Alack again und then alas!
For lho season swiftly goes.
Only eighl strings of pearls, mother,
Only eight strings of pearls,
While Edythe Smart and Alyce Gobi
Have each a hundred, so I'm told—
I am not like olher girls!
Only live country homos, father,
And Ion in the cily, too!
Our rich acquaintances, I'm sure,
Musi think flint wc are growing pool':
Booh-boo! booh-bool boob-hoo!
Chas. Hanson Towne.
IN THE MATTER nf an application
for a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to Lot 24, Block "Ct," Happy Valley lands, Map 1139, Esquimau District.
NOTICE Is hereby given of my Intention at the expiration of ono calendar
month from the first publication hereof to Issue a rresh Certlflcate or Indefeasible Title In lleu of tho Certlflcate
of Indefeasible Title Issued to Alfred
Cosh on the Srd day of Janunry, 1912,
nnd numbered 3124, which has been
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria, B.C., this 2nd day of April, 1913.
Registrar General of Titles,
ap 5 may 3
mar 22
ap 19
Tako NOTICE that Bedlington.
Harold John, will apply to the Comptroller of Water Rights for the approval
of thc plans of tbe works to be constructed for the utilization of the water
from Arbutus Creek, which the applicant is, by Water Licence No. 1958,
authorized to take, and use for Industrial purposes, the said water to be used
on Lot ss, Highland District.
The plans and particulars required by
subsection (1) of Bectlon 70 of the
"Water Act" as amended have been
tiled with the Comptroller of Water
Rights at Victoria.
Objections to the application may be
filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Dnted at Victoria. B.C., this 81st day
of March, 1913.
Agents of the Applicant,
np 6 ap 26
Victoria Land District—District of
North Saanioh.
TAKE NOTICE that Sidney Rubber
Roofing Company, Limited, of Victoria,
B.C., occupntion not given. Intends to apply for permission to lease the follow-
ing described lands:-—
Commonclng at a post planted at high
water mark In Bnzan Bay and being at
the southeast corner or Section 10.
Range 4 East. North Sannlch District,
H.C, thence on a bearing S 53 56 E, for
a distance of 730 feet, thence at right
angles and on a bearing of North 36
06 E. for a distance of 550 feet, thence
on a bearing duo north for a distance
of H20 root; tbence on a bearing duo
west for a dlstanco of 300 feet to a
post plnnted above high water mark,
tiience following the shore lino of Section 10, Range 4 Enflt, in the southwesterly direction to point of commencement
and containing 14 acres, moro or less.
Sidney Rubber Roofing Co., Ltd.,
F. J. O'Reilly, Agent.
Dated April Oth, 1913.
np 10 Je 14
Notice Is hereby given that meetings
ot the Provincial Agricultural Commission will be held at the rollowlng places:
Saanichton—April 7th, 10 a.m. and 2..'10
p.m.,  Agricultural  Hnll.
Metchosin—April Sth, 10 a.m.. and 2.30
p.m.. Agricultural Hall.
Gauges llarlioui—April Bth, 2.30 p.in.:
April 10, 10 a.m.: Agricultural Hall.
Nanalltln—April llth, 10 a.m. and 2.30
p.m.. Cily Hall.
Parksville—April 12th, 10 a.m., Agricultural Hall.
Alberni—April 15th, 10 u.m. and 2.30
p.m.: April 16th, 10 a.m., Courthouse,
Courtenay—April lith nnd ISth, 10
a.m., and 2.30 p.m. ot both days, Agricultural   Hull.
Duncan—April 21st and 22nd, 10 a.m.
and 2.30 p.m. of both days. Court-house.
Tho Commission will hear evldenco on
all matters affecting agricultural conditions In the Province. All persons Interested nre Invited to ho present.
C.  B.  Christensen,
mar 22 ap 19
Por a Lloence to Take and Use Water.
NOTICE ls hereby given that I, James
Todd, of Cedar Hill, Victoria District,
will apply for a license to taken and
use ten thousand gallons of water per
day out of a spring on my property
known as Section Elghty-slx, Victoria
District, which flows In a north-easterly
direction through my said property, and
empties into a ditch near by. The water
will be used for domestic and Irrigation purposes on the land described ae
parts of Soctlons 86, 90 and 92, Victoria
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 17th day of March, 1913. The
application will be filed ln the office of
the Water Recorder at Victoria (Parliament Buildings).
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B. 8.
mar. 2?
ap.  19
Steel Bridge, Thompson Biver, Lytton,
B.C.   (To Be  Built  Alongside
Present Structure).
Substructure and Breetlon of Superstructure.
SEALED TENDERS superscribed
"Tender for Substructure and Erection
of Superstructure, Thompson River
Bridge, Lytton, B.C.," will be received
by the Hon. tlio Minister or Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon Wednesday,
the 7th day of May, 1913, for tho complete substructure and erection of superstructure of a bridge across the Thompson River at Lytton, B.C.
Drawings, specifications, contract and
rorm or tender can be Been at the offices
or the Government Agonts, Ashcrott,
New Wostmlnster, Vancouver, and at
the office or the Public Works Engineer.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Inlendlng tenderers can, by applying
to thc undersigned, obtuln one copy ot
the drawing and one copy ot the specifications tor the sum or twenty-live dollars  ($261.
Each tendor must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works, for the sum of
$1,000, which shall bo forfeited It the
party tendering decline to enter Into
contract when called upon to do so. The
chequeB or certificates ot deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will bo returned to
them upon the execution of the ocntract.
The successful tenderer shall furthermore furnish an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works, foi
the sum of one thousand dollars for tht
due fulfilment ot the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unlesi
mado out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the ten*
derer, and enclosed ln the envelope!
The lowest or any tender not neces
sarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer
Department of Public Works
Victoria, B. C, 26th March, 1913.
ap 6 ap 2
District of Cowichan,
TAKE Notice that the Mayne lBlan
Shale Brick Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C
occupation manufacturers, intends t
apply for permission to purchase th
following described lands:—The fore
shore in Bennett Bay, Mayno Island
commencing at a post planted at hlgl
water mark 600 teet south ef the soutii
east corner of the north-east fraetlonn
quarter of Section 9, Mayne Island
tiience Enst Astronomical 400 feel
thonce North Astronomical 1320 feel
thonce West Astronomical 600 feet mor*
or less, to high water mark, thence fol
lowing high water mark In a southerl;
direction 1320 feet, more or less to poln
of commencement and containing
aeres moro or less.
Alfred Carmichael, Agent.
February 6th, 1913.
mar 8 Victoria, April      1913.
Protest From the Passengers of
The Monteagle
cilities of sports aud amusements of man  in  immaculate  frock-coat  and
the passengers during their detention: spats whistles  cheerily to his alert
Such  facilities  are  remarkable  for Mexican Hairless,
tlieir absence.   An indifferent tennis *
________________________  court,    unmarked   and unfenced; a    \ GOOD BUNCH of local sports-
  small football ground of the same de- •■■■*-  men have leagued themselves to-
Biy/TlNUTES of a general meeting thorities and placed in the dismantled scription, being the only sports gather as the Victoria Athletic Club
ILVJ. meeting of the saloon passen- bath room. These tanks nre infre- grounds available. AVe fear The Col- and have signified their good intcn-
ers of the R, M. S. Monteagle, con- quently emptied allegedly ouce in two (mist's information on the subject of lions by securing a large hall at
ened on April 5th to protest against days, and their condition after use g0\f courses and bowling greens is Broad and Johnson in which a ring
lie unsatisfactory conditions prevail- by forty men for two dnys can be inaccurate. A very slight expenditure bas beeu erected, and punching bags
ig ul the William Head Quarantine left to the imagination. for such grounds could surely well he and other necessary fistic paraph
 "       ■-■'■• •■'' '!■   ■*■*.,     ...,i:„  l„_toll_,a      Hnvimi. tnnrnnmn
■tuition,  where they were being de-     The proximity of the tanks to the  afforded by the Agriculture Depart-
fiinod from March 31st, 1913. sleeping quarters causes au abomina- ment.
Mr. H. \V. llcberdeu was voted to able stench and constitutes a grave
ie chair nml Iho following resolution menace to health. It is to be regret-
.... passed:— ted that this outrage on decency con-
Resolved that a committee of five tinues. We could wish that more
lumbers ho appointed with power to effective assistance had been grunted
Id in Iheir number to draw up a by the Government to lessen the mis-
|i*|iurl nn the condition uf tlie station cry which these omissions of the Min-
nl submit it lo lhe press and to the istry of Agriculture have (uo doubt
ivernment, unwittingly) caused us.
This resolution was   duly   passed     'j'i,0 supp]y 0f c„|(i running water
has always been adequate, hat of hot
running  wnter there is none.    The
[duly   passed
lhe following committee appoint-
.. Mi*. 11. W. lleborilen, Chairman;
I'll'* U. li. MeCarrison, Secretary; Mr.
I). Grahame, Mr. A. G. Colin, Mr.
I\. I.'. Broiuheiid.
Minutes ol' a general meeting held
ut April 7th of tho saloon passengers
if the Monteagle. Mr. H. W. Hober-
lleu was voted to the chair.
Tlie condition of the few graves of
persons who have died here while in
quarantine requires investigation.
Such of them as we can trace show a
callousness and lack of respect for
the dead unusual in civilized communities.
The roads are unmetalod and in wet
weather would render walking unpleasant. Of the treatment of the
white patient who is suffering from
small pox, we hear excellent accounts.
nalia installed. Boxing tournaments
will he held there on the stitne lines
as the Vancouver Athletic Club, and
the attendance will also be restricted
tu members.
The (irst of tho club entertainments
will probably bo held the evening of
Mny 1. On that occasion it is planned tu have such well-known mitt-
men ns "Cyclone" Scott, Ray Camp-
boll, Frank Barrieau and Billy Weeks
Joe Raymond, formerly physical
director of lhe Vancouver Hastings
Vanoouver,  Distributors  for  British  Columbia.
running water there is none.    The smflu p'ox we hear excellent accounts. TnTr   ~i_ i""  •    ,*     ,    ,*
ennkiiie* rniioe snonlied is onlv suited n               . ,     ,.,  ,            ,,       ,   , Athletic Club,  is  the  leading spirit
tllOMllg   l.lll0l_   SUppilLU   IS   Ulliy   SII1ILU Qlu.   g*e|,el-n\   \_Ba\_\X   llUS,   Oil   tlie   Wliole .       ,.       ,,.   ,       .'     .,,,    ..      „,    ,            /    .„
for a moderate sized household, and __■_._               c  _•              _ in tie Victoria Athletic Club and will
1.(11    11   111UU(_1.III_    Sl/.LU   UUUIUIUIU,    .lllll *|)een     „00(|    |jU|.     cn-es     0{     Jeve].           j
*     * * ■-' u. -e " ..      .   , ,   ml  arrange its cards.
OW IS THE TIME for men who
ride  and  take   their  exercise
„an furnish a very scanty supply of minm. nUments hftve occurred. These
hot water.   Cold baths are impossible ,,nve been C]U.e(, fo, iu „n efEicient
as most of the passengers come from a|](1 paingtaking miluner by Uie C. P.  XT
llie   tropics   and   suffer considerably R  imgltm_ Dr. Westwood.   Efficient  ^
'"„'""1 '""~r., ,-■;;-,  ...          Imm the Present cold wcillhel'-   Mr- ns liis treatment litis been, conditions man-style to get into touch with the
lho  commit ee submitted this re- W. 11. C. Horn, our energetic aud cap- „mlel. ^  niling            „.el.s exist Polo Club by paying a call on the
or   in reply lo the remarks ot lhe able plu.ser, ovcl.00mo this difficulty im ealoulated to retara reeovery alld Hon. Secretary or Captain of the „r-
Jaily Colonist ol April 1st, on this  (as hc has .done many others to our |u.e liable to aggl.avate „,inol. eom_ ganizotion, ut Room 3, Brown Block.
Ii.ilict- of the quarantining ot tlie R. 0X|reme gratitude).   He himself built p]ttin(.s into  gerious  maind}es,    0ne Trained ponies can bc had on modor-
,1,S  .Monteagle.                                   „ rmsh ovm of bricks, procured a „.ent]em„n is BUffflring mnlarial fever ate terms and the club is going ahead
111... fo lowing resolution was pass- mmber of kc,osene oans and we hava ^ ^.^ ^ .^ ^ ^.^ <){ in   .,*„_._.,...,,   ^.-^    som(J    ^^
d: Resolved that the report ot the n supply of bot water always ready. dysentel.y sillce tte flrst o£ janna™   matches being planned and  a fow
onnmltee  be adopted and sent to Most of us, therefore, have been able The   pl.gsent   (iiscon,{01.ts   naturally vacancies for playing members now
to obtain a bath during our detention. cnnge  considerable  mental .anxiety,   being open.
We           already connnentod on the *^^^^^^^m^^^^^^eW_________w______________._..^g^
he press and to the Government.   The
eel ing was then dissolved.
The committee's report is as fol-
Editor, Tho Week,
A'ictoria, B. C.
Dear Sir:—We have read witb eon-
Isidcruble interest and astonishment
the nnt ice in The Colonist of April
1st, of lhe quarantining of tlie'C. P.
1!. mail bout Monteagle, and its
remarks on the pleasurable time in
inadequacy of the kitchen range and
its undesirable proximity to our living rtuira. The odours of cooking,
the stench of septic tanks, and the
offitvin of closely crowded humanity
in ill ventilated quarters produce an
at Unisphere that "passoth all understanding."
The stringency of the regulations
seems to be relaxed in a somewhat inexplicable manner at limes. Almost,
daily drays pass in and out laden
with heavy telephone poles—d proceeding that the Provincial Government can hardly be aware of.
We desire that tho conditions of
affairs as herein portrayed be brought
prominently to notice, and hnve therefore addressed you in the confident
(c)   The administration of this sta-
  tion  aonears to  call for immediate
iS    OU    LUC     *jlci,3uit*.J.v.    a.-...    —     UUU     iippi-..*.--*     "a.
tore for the sixty odd saloon pas- enquiry by lhe Government, tor we
lingers and  C.  P. R.  officials who  feel  assured  that  no civilized  Gov-
lnve been detained for observation.     ernment    would   knowingly  tolerate
l,a following facts regarding the such conditions as we have pointed
d™fil conditions of the William out.    It is to be presumed that a
Cm,    Quarantine Station will show yearly allotment ior main enm,,    -
',„ our lot is far from enviable. The tension and repairs is placed at the
* ,, ibililv  of the  accommodation disposal of the Minister of Agricul-
, a        by the Government, its un- tare.   Investigation of the sufficiency
rv condition, and the tardy as- nf tins allotment scouts desirable. No
a        enderod passengers aad C. ships havo been here in quarantine lo
11   officials by  the   Agricultural about « year and ample  time   ha
Dopa'tmenl   called   forth    protests   elapsed to permit of the cxeeung of
from the Monteagle passengers.   An repairs or improvements and lho indignation    meeting   was therefore s.«U.hon ,d neee»  ies.   Sue, at, in- ^
.onvened aud a committee appointed sl.l .1m.   this should       '           b     1    Q ^       „,.., „ ,,s||m,„ sb„
,,,,,,! to formulate specific charges l"^^™^™          M„v 24th in the Horse Show Build
igrottably finds necessaty lor the icecplion or passengeis.
now Islnnd champions and have
a hearty bouquet of congratulations
coming. To sny tlieir success is natural as the result of a larger town
from which to draw material is nonsense. It's a pretty small village
which can't furnish a good five-man
team, Besides, these little communities take a lot more personal interest
hope that vou will kindly extend the in tlmir quintettes thali does a city such
hospitality' of vour columns to this "f/f.10""' wl"ch l,,s s0^ dlvcl'-
,     '-,. ' _,  .,, . „  "'■ ...l".*«-=l=* «,,,1 nm, aienrlvnntap-fi
protest.   Tours faithfully,
Sport Notes
w In
al   the  Fair Grounds,  nnd  hns
t0 bring ngninst quarantine admims-     On March 20 1. known on opportunities for reser-
tration. board the Moni agio tl at a    , peet- ^.^ P^    "^ .^^ ^
The charges might he grouped un- ri ™« f small pox bad oecuued ^^ ^^ ^^ Ww,k
dor three heads, viz., (a) housing; (b) 'Presumably intimation was conveyed ^
sanitation;  (.)  administration.   We by     lareon.^am    o   tl is   station. ^ ^ ^ ^
shnll deal with each head in sequence. Granted the eorre tness of th s pie h| g ^ ^
(„) Tho living quarters assigned to imse the s ale of unprepa ednm, fo ^ ^ ^
saloon passengers consists of a long our arrival on March .Ust ,s deploi-
iVa.ne   building  of  an   antique   de-  able. _
. The   Quarantine   inspect ion   took
" The cubicles are each 7 x 7 and 9 place on March 3011. and orders were
feet high and contain two wire bunks, issued detaining the ship  passengers,
ue    bove the other, without mat- and crew the ship and a skeleton ere
trasses or bedding.   A U-in. x 4-in. being subsequently permitted, aftei
mirror    of   the cheapest description disonfeeti,,,,, to proceed to Vanoouver.
a tiny table are the only furnish- On the forenoon ot Mare    31st,   he
'„,,'.    Each cubicle is at present oc- saloon passengers passed through the
Led by two persons, nnd the im- disinfecting   baths-an   experience
possibility of comfort in so restrict- which anyone in a delicate state of
1 ,'v *   ,„„.,„.,    ti1g „i,hic air beat h m ght well regard with consul-        .. _
"" 'IS     T     t Wally inad- arable trepidation.   Those baths were rod: V2 mile flat race, open; % mile
space   440 e    l.«0 »• ^ J ™™   in mVRJ illstaneeSj dil,y, tll0 Ion- Hal race, open; relay race, club mem-
!""?,    u,       ■  Z fa,m toe Zo     periituro of lho water being found by bors; one mUe trotting event, three
'     "     i i    ome cold, others hot, and others lake- bonis;  Gretna Green  race;  cowboy
ri'Mlllll'S   I'll   SH L'liUlIU   OlLOll    IO   Lllltl, J ef-nlj-o   i<nno
using it is consideiaoie. ^ ^ miaw qlial.to_ where fhe poets I bo coming Gymkhana to be a
silied interests; and any disadvantage
of size is more than counterbalanced.
On Saturday night they wound up
by defeating a Duncan quintette, 29 to
9. This victory, clean-cut and decisive, set at rest any lingering duiiht
of their supremacy, for the Duncan
plnyers wero acknowledged to be Vic-
'• loriu's strongest rivals fur the honors
laid claim lu thc championship.
The various scores in the five
games played on lho lour were: Victoria 33, Courtney 12; Victoria 44,
"Comox 19; Vietoria. 27; Cumberland
(i; Victoria 52, Chemainus 22; Vic-
lorisi 29, Duncan 9.
The Victoria team is as follows: 11.
Whyte, centre; L, McDonald and E.
Bryujolfsen, guards; E. Steele and C.
Brown, forwards.
soul lo lhe matches in Spokane. Fol
lowing is the programme for Victoria Day:—
Evening.—Grand challenge jumping event, bending competition, cos-
itunio trace, musical chairs, tug-of-
war (married men vs. single men'
NOTICE is horcby given thut the re-
 ^^ o—    "   nerve existing over Crown lnnds iu New
wrestling     (111     horseback,   Balaclava   Westminster  District   formerly covcuil
° ■"•   Siiodul   Timber   Lieoneu   UlUllS,   liy
melee nnd lent pegging.
Afternoon—One-mile hurdle race
(open); one-mile hurdles, club members; % skurry, thoroughbreds bar-
ladies  il  is quite unstated and for
children, dangerous.
The living room which some sixty-
four persons (excluding Chinese sor-
vnnts) use as dining nnd general sitting room, is 42 x 21 x 9 feet high
witb six windows, one door, two large
fireplaces, The \''oiitilatioii is totally
inadequate, and nullified by the proximity of the kitchen which is situated uf method nnd
nbout len foot distant and screened servant,  every
C. P. R. officials under the efficient
command of Air. W. II. C. Horn were
making super-human efforts tu relieve our discomforts. Practically un-
nitled, labouring under serious handicaps, Mr. Horn nnd liis stuff succeeded in giving us luncheon at the normal hour uf 1 p.m.—a skilful display fori
organization as every Clul
nrlicle  used  had   to Ibe
inl-breaker I'm* Ibe Province.
ALTHOUGH The Week is not able
lu devote space to publishing a
ivasoii of tlio notice plllilislieil In the
British Columbia Gazette of the _7th
December, UU17, nml bearing date of tlio
*_■ 1 th day of December, 1U07, Is cancelled
In so tar us the snme relates to the following descrilied parcel of land: 'Commencing at a post planted nl the northeast cornor of Lot 7.1.1, New Westminster District: thenoe west 17 ohalns;
tiience nortli 10 chnins; Ihence ensl 1(1
chains; tlici.ee south 13 chains, moro or
less, to the shore of St. Vincent Bay;
thonce followlnit the shore-line uf St.
Vincent Bay to the iiuhii uf commencement"; ami that the Bald lands will lie
opened fur entry by luc-cniptlon on
Wednesday, il.c 28rd dav of July, at fl
o'clock turn.
Deputy .Minister of l.i
disinfecting sheds
off by a curtain.  The odours of cook- pass through 11
ing permeate the entire building at all before noon.         .,...,,,
limes and render a stay of any dura- There exists a deplorable lack of
i„„ indoors inpossiblo. suitable posta   and telegraphic com-
Lir' "/tog  alul ^t ten has been so subject to intcrrup- organiza s  of
winners in the Dog Show, it
can at least vniee sn.ne of the appreciation heard about town for lhe ef-
of   the Victoria City Kennel
tu whuse energy lho success ut
exhibition  is duo,    Sueh  affairs
a considerable factor in the de-
pnieiil uf this cily ns a recreation
re;  and  the grout shnre of alien  Victorin is getting today iu
iporting ns well as the financial
his and olher able
Ibe kind quite as
IP   l!l
rlmeiit uf l.i
irlii.  II..'.,
April  Mtli, i:.i:i
NOTICK is herebv given  Hint the reserve  cxisllli!,' over  the   binds   surveyed
ns Lu. 1008, Croup I, New Westminster
District, by reason uf a notice published
li. the iiriii-ii Columbia Gazette uf tin*
27th rn* iiccciMiicr. 1007, ami bearing dale
ihe 2-1 til dav uf December, 1907, Is cancelled In so far as ll relates to tin* preemption uf said Inmls. and II...t the snld
lands will in* thrown open fm* pre-emption .milei* the provisions uf section : uf
.he "Land Act Ameiidnicnl Act, 1018,"
ui. Tuesday, July 22nd, 1013, nt 0 o'clock
(..in., and that no pro-emptlon record
shall Include mure mnn III acres; tin*
s.llil   hit   bclliK  divided    fur    pre-01n|illo
i Inte
(if   10
uf I.
serve CXlstl
I 'mil anil
1Ul'eS'    'fl  ™T™i, toVtatofl   tosTs't^b'ctmreliabie.  Tho typo of much as to lho publicity bodies,
rnngemeuls leave much to be desired. obsolete,   and     In connection   with    lhe    Kennel
,wj«.:r::::t o^:oridio,^^n»tii„:is *_. ^ *. *»*a »,
our arrival    me an naa a e^     a some ^ ^ c adlnirm.s ot Hn8 canity and so much
coney and    '''   cont"^ ^72 P. B. Officials succeeded in obtaining favorable comment on its enterprise
"'"n'l „ 'c'ontauing T bath  and     couple of tents and stoves for their to the Vietoria Cily Kennel Club this
WC   ada SI   ™   i ing own ,L, as thc residence quarters can week  the Colonist made an merest-
7   Wr    These were of course pine   accommodate only a miximum of Uf- ing deduction in its sporting columns.
'7  V,    .1 snn sal of the ladies    The tv-six  persons.    Tbo  experience  of It  was pointed out that the reason  mJ-^
"',    ,T     I ebb   nor WC  and passengers quarantined from a larger for lhe evident decline in interest in bin   .;,„,.,
„    i , notice still prevalent happy.   The absence of a laundry is aud the correspondingly greater de-
forosho e    a p, ct c   s m pr P. ^ ^ ^ rf ^crn lo be smooth-
T7^.    TlS ineonvS  state of in many cases arrived after a three  lied pointer are due to the fact that
^^J^^-ITltoSraUt, weeks voyage on which no washing Ibe country roundabout this eity is
,,IVS. c    nd ns of to passenger was done on board.  Our clothes, how- be ring freer from brush and brack- 	
,             , ,   Ifoiloo. oPf April 2. over, hnvo boon sent to Victoria by en.   This is a step in the course of  'ot.
began untiltteftwnoonrt Apr ,                           ^ ^ ^ ^....^               ft sm. rf ,h ]w
,*     ,'       f tl    o n   nit vc con- davs we hope to havo a fow changes Hurbauking" amongst  tbe   fanciers,
amelioration of those prnnitte eon , ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ my Dopartment ot Land
^^^ttajSS-^ "fThr^o,„ist  remarks on  the  fa-  tores, are all parks and t, Is- ^	
ly Minister of Lnnds.
April   lllll,
i hereby given that tho rc-
a i.piin Crown lands in the
Cassiar Districts by reason
.earing (hue September 12th,
illsbed In the British Colum-
• ili Sepll'lllhcr I2tb, 1907.
tbe reserve exlslln*. ilium
  within Ihe Land  ltecorili.it'
Districts uf Cariboo nnd Lillooet nnd the
Kamloops Dlvlsli f Vaio Land Recording District by reason of a notice, boar-
Ing dnte April linl, 1911. and published
In lite Itrltlsh Columbia Ouzetlc, on
April nth, 1911, Is cancelled In so far ns
New Wash Dresses
The New Idea Store
824 Johnson St.   -   Orders Taken for Sewing and Special Handwork
Is the Best Advertising Medium ln British  Columbia.   It
circulates to Paid Subscribers In the following places ■
Beaver Point
Salt Spring Island
Banff, Alta.
Camp McKinley
Cowichan Station
. -.M-'chan Lake
Peterborough, Ont.
Montreal, Que.
Winnipeg, Man.
Ottawa, Ont.
ISO-Mile House
Tulameen City
Miles Landing
Preston, Ont.
Tod Inlet
Saskatoon, Sask.
Port Simpson
Lower  Nicola
Brandon, Man.
Dawson, Y. T.
Mt. Sicker
Regina, Sask.
Hamilton, Ont.
Calgary, Alta.
Granite Creek
Grand Forks
Galiano Island
Cowichan Bay
Edmonton, Alta.
Quesnel Forks
Prince Albert, Sask.
Queen Charlotte Isis.
Rock Creek
Haynes Lake
Pender Island
Port Edward
Gabriola Island
Tulford Harbour
French Creek
Slocan Junction
Cobble Hill
Kispiox Valley
Halifax, N. S.
Bella Coola
Toronto, Ont.
Lome Creek
Mayne Island
Nicola Lake
New Denver
North Saanich
New Alberia
New Westminster
Mission City
Stettler, Alta.
Kenora, Ont.
Harrison Hot Springs
Shawnigan Lake
Parry Sound, Ont.
St. John's, P. Q.
Almonte, Ont.
Foreman, Alta.
Whitehorse, Y. T.
.Quatmaski Cove
,New Michel
Monte Creek
Port Essington
Prince Rupert
Rock Creek
Slocan City
Mt. Tolmie
North Sidney
Seattle, Wash.
Ballard, Wash.
Chicago, 111.
Portland, Ore.
New York City,
Lodi, Cal.
San Francisco, Cal.
Tacoma, Wash.
Spokane, Wash.
Santa Cruz, Cal.
Duluth, Minn.
London, Eng.
Bradford. Eng,
Boston, Mass.
Detroit, Mich.
Jy 12
225 Outside Rooms-135 With Bath.
____^ Jy 12
Are our Agents in Victoria for
Haddington Island Stone
Per W. (1. McDonald
I'h  R4340
Discriminating Victorians
Stop at
The Hotel Perry
When they visit Seattle.
—Exclusive—Glorious View
At Madison and Boren
B. H. BROBST   -   -   Manager
mn. afteot the acquisition
nailer the provisions of tin* "C
turn Act."
Deputy MlnlHlcrof I J"
B.C.,  April  Uth,  1018.
l'lionc 3097
503 Central Bldg., Victoria, B.C.
Strathcona Hotel
Douglas, near Broughton
American or   European   Plan.
Rooms with Bath or En Suite.
Special Weekly or   Monthly
R»'es' Phone 4073.
J. E. SMART,    WM. WOOD. rage Twelve
urtltiy tuxes the accommodation to the lawn, as lhe Times predicted, to "stif-
utmost. fen Mr. Borden'.
Victorin, B.C., April 11), 1913
is spine.
        __e rule that people were obliged to
tliere  are  many  respectable     That Sir Richard McBride did not form in  a line  two deep, and late
iris in Victoria who do   not   leave go to Ottawa "to complete arrange- comers had to take' tlieir places at
the END of this line.   There was a
tem (sic) that allows this.   In other  declare myself   to   he   the "Mater-
cities that 1 have been iu, it has been familias" whose letter appeared  in
their work until after eleven o'clock ments for Inking tlie High Commision
at night—but they go straight home ership."
and tlo not "loaf" on the streets. *   *
,   , That Sir Richard McBride did noi
That everyone knows the class of go to Ottawa at all.
girls who tlo, and it is a case of "let —      *	
those whom the cap fits wear it.:
policeman or attendant stationed
tliere to see that this rule was enforced. Lust night a number of people must hnve lost the opportunity
of hearing Mdme. Clara Butt, sim-
Bv the Hornet
That there seems to lie a general
consensus of opinion  ilt.u   King Alfonso of Spain is really it man, although people have been apt lo regard bia!
him us something less.
Thot our old friends, the I.W.W.
are having a rough time of it, in Kansas, where every member of Ihe organization wus "jugged." How Miss
Agnes Laut would have shrieked, if
this liad happened in Britisb Colum-
is that publicity for the Woman Suffrage Cause is essential to its success, nnd while it may be necessary
for the local press to remain on the
fence where this question is eoncern-
________________________________________________________________________________   ed, it is nn injustice that the local
Surveyors' Instruments and Draw- ply because people with no sense of Political Equality League should be
g   Office   Supplies.    Electric Blue decency, pushed their way in ahead boycotted nnd English Militancy de
Print & Map Company, 214 Central of those that hud been waiting.     ____——^————W
At  the time that' 	
Soldier" played here, a friend and     What has the policy of tlie English
. myself arrived at the door of the Suffragettes to do with the Govern-
                          gallery, just before 7 o'clock.   There „ient of Cannda?
ONE of the most brilliant and en- Were at that time, qmle a few people (lf  British
.lovable events of the sensnn too*. lj19r8( including two ladies, who were Comc    out
lhe "Times" IN THE MATTER o( an application!
_i__. for   a   {re8h Certlflcate ot indefeasible!
The only reason why I air my views Title to part (3.7. aeres) o£ Section 87,|
.    ,,        ,             „       '       ,               . Victoria District,
in the columns ot your contemporaries
ing   Office   Supplies,
p Compa
Building.   Phone 1534,
liberately made a stalking-horse to
"Chocolate sway the weak in this country.
NOTICE Is hereby given of my Inten-L
tlon at the expiration of one calendar
month from the first publication hereof
to Issue a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible Title In lleu of the Certificate of
Indefeasible Title Issued to Richard Ratcliffe Taylor on the 19th day of February, 1912, and numbered 3707, which has
been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Oflice, Vlc-L
toria, British Columbia, this fourth dayl
of April, 1913.
Registrar General of Titles.!
may lof
aprll 12
of his character shows how ready tin
world is lo forgive n mnn who performs a brave deed.
That Mrs. Elizabeth D. Christ inn,
the Spokane suffragette, was hardly
justified in charging the Women's
Democratic Club 25 cents for her
tooth powder—it looks as if the item
were an unsiiiil expenditure.
•    •
Thnt the item of $1.95 for "candy
and gum" is modest, but it is doubtful if much of it went for candy.
»   •
That it would be interesting to
know whether the $2 "osteopathic
treatment" was necessitated by the
That the Victoria Times is very
much worried over the fuel that Sir
Richard McBride did not patronize a
Canadian railway for his Californian
trip. Surely ihis must he a case of
Jove nodding.
That things have come to a pretty
pnss when a "hobo" would rather
pny a line than spend a night in the
A'ictoria  police  cells.
joynble events of the season was
________________,^^_—_—__m ..___■.. wm^^^flh	
by this time she is probably the Alexandra Club by the command- t0 come in, and walk past those who
had been waiting, and when the doors
were opened, I am ashamed to say,
■,      , ■   ' That by this L* she is probably t_S_t_l_^^1____^
„^»,.!he d!arit»b,e ™W "-"•'«"  —luring her decision to' become ing officer and officers of the Fifth lad b^ 1^ and ^,1 the d^
Cannot the women
Columbia bo allowed to
and stand on tlieir own
"her brother (I.W.W.'s) keeper.'
Regiment, C.G.A.   A full report will
■H^^^B HHI issue.
That the special committee made Mr' Arthur L. Brin, late assistant ;„, brushing aside the ladies, imd
short work of the Mayor's anti-break- ™S"^ev to the Toronto and Niagara knocking off their hats, and it was
water policy. Power Company, has arrived in the not until my friend and myself reach-
* • city, and will reside with his mother ed the door that we were able to hold
That it is amusing to hear him com- nt 2401 Cadboro Bay Road. t|,e   croW(i   sufficiently to allow the
plain of being "misunderstood," and The Right Reverend the Bishop of Indies to get in, and of course, when
if he wishes to avoid this he should Athabasca is spending a few weeks in they arrived in the gallery they
not affect such complexity of pose.       Victoria on vacation.  During his stay found all the front rows, to which
• • in the city his Lordship, who is ac- they were entitled, by virtue of wait-
That the Police Commissioners took ei-™panied by Mrs. Robins, is regis- ing, taken up and had, perforce, to
an extremely lenient view   of   Con- *;el'ec' ^ tbe Glenshiel Inn. take inferior seats.   One policeman or
stable Baxter's conduct, and he was POLLEN—At Cranbrook,   B.C.,   on an attendant in uniform, would have
the men fought like wild cats to get „ (iS lo"g as.the leader of the B' c-
in. l„*n«l,i„» _,_,__,_> «,. !„_.;___. Ia S|i»'agettes is an avowed "Militant," and also the Editor of "The
Champion," thc local Equality League
is a discredited organization.—Editor
The AVeek.)
nom 3419     J. V. Wright, Mgr.
Vancouver Island
Collection Agenc.
309-310-311  Hlbbtn-Bon. Bldg.,
Qovtrnment strut, Victoria.
lucky to escape dismissal.
Thnl the first lesson a man has to
learn is to govern himself—even if he
is a policeman.
17th inst., the wife of C.
ford Pollen, of a son.
That Alberni and Port Alberni are
coming into their own with a daily
railway service from A'ictoria.
Hunger- prevented this. I think that the patrons of the gallery are entitled.to as
much consideration as the holders of
boxes or stalls, ns they pay what they
can afford. But in the theatre here,
tlie management seem to think that
The "Malson Nouvelle" of Vancouver is one of the best known West
End  establishments  on  the  Paeiflc 	
Slope for ladies'  gowns and opera do uot ev;n provide programmes, ai-
COatS.     In  VlflW  nf  \_e.   faM. that-,  fho     .
That the overcrowding of these pre- sanitary coaches, and the possible ad*
mises is an unspeakable disgrace to dition of n "buffet."
the civic authorities,  and   the   first *   *
money available ought to be utilized That it is a long journey from Vie-
to remedy it. toria to Alberni, and everyone can-
' uot conveniently   carry   a   luncheon
That if the Victoria Times wants to basket,
know who is backing Mrs. Cornwallis *   *
West's new  piny,   "The  Bill,"   it That the eating-house arrangements
should refer to   the   last   issue   of at Wellington belong to the nnte-rnil-
"London Opinion." wny period.
• • *   »
That   the  paragraph  looked   very     That in the matter of the Quadra
smart in the Times sub-editorial col- Slreet railway the sympathy  of  the
limn, but would have been improved public will be with the churches.
by the use of quotation marks. *   *
• • That it is hard lines to have to sub-
In view of the fact that the
Victoria Horse Show opens within
three weeks, Mrs. Hope, the manageress of this house, is coming to the
That from now on this import nut Empress Hotel on Monday, April 28,
centre  will  be  iu  touch  with  the with a choice assortment of  gowns, _      ,      ,    „ .,     ......
travelling public. especially suitable for receptions and ?WW °f the <"'* to lns,st on
•   • afternoon wear.    These gowns have *Mer ™>tilafaon m the moving pic-
That the inauguration of the ser- been specially imported from London, tlu_e, ""d. vaudeville houses?
vice furnishes an excellent opportun- and represent the very latest creations     ^m}«»S ?»•' "> anticipation   for
ity to provide more comfortable and both as regards material  and style. sof? stlnf fl'Tthe Hornet on this
though in a good many instances the
seats are $1.00, which is enough, in
all conscience.
Whilst on the subject of theatres,
would it not he possible for the Health
Mrs. Hope is well known on the
Coast, and has only recently resigned
her position as head of the dress department of Gordon Drysdale, Ltd,, to
assume the responsibilities of the
management of Maison Nouvelle, Ltd.
For fuller particulars se next issue of
The Week.
subject,  I   remain, yours faithfully,
The Vote for Women
Victoria, April 15, 1913.
Editor, The AVeek,
Sir.—.1 wish you would be more
careful what you say about "Votes
for Wonieti." All the women worth
Iheir salt, whether they wish to vote
themselves or not, want all the things
that  Woman's Suffrage means.    If
By a Member of the R. L. S. S.
THE drowning fntnlilies recorded
bv the press during the summer .vou k"ow M tlley say tm of me" wll°
seasons cnll for more care being taken stl,nd ln lhe way of ^ you would not
by the average swimmer and begin- °PPose lL   Personally, I want the vote
ners generally, and it  is   earnestly and would vote'   to0'   Whe"   Mrs'
That il is rather "rough" on lhe mit to the annoyance and disturbance desired that the following don'ts for P**W*™rst spoke last year throughout
forces of Nature to have to work over
time, as suggested by the Times, in
order that some day "we mny annex
tho States."
* *
Tbat the whole paragraph would appear to be a splendid example of mnl-
apropism, and almost as stupid as
"the blunder of George III. a century
and a half ago."
• •
That it was hoped the new Social
Service League would not repent the
of the tramway system when they sup
posed they had  located on   a quiet
*   •
That if there is any way of avoiding this inconvenience, it is the duty
of lhe B.C.E.R. to lind it.
swimmers and pointers for non- Canada to crowded houses, she cor*
swimmers be posted up in a conspicu- ned .all.,fh° men,* well as the wo*
mis place nt the bathing  place
That the new Act
tramway   systems   of
would appear to h
egiilating   the
the   Province
a dead letler.
summer resort the reader visits, thus
helping to minimize any.undue risk
being tnken by followers of the
Don't bathe shortly after dining;
wait at least two hours.
men, with her. Asquith's name will
be hated and derided in years to come.
A wretched old boor, .wno by his incompetently to deal with the most progressive movement of the day has
forced women to adopt tactics so repliant to them.   I Would like to see
Don't sit in a boat or stand about >'°a cllanSe y°ur mi,ld on that subject,
undressed after being in the water.      'cars, etc., .
That we are still running the same
mistake of lu predecessor-it looks. oId cars iu the same old ™y> with the forms of exercise,
however, as if it would be character- same„old over-crowding and the same Don>t bathe in
ized by the same spirit of extremism.
Don't swim far after a hard day'
work, or  over-exertion   after   other
old dirt.
unfrequented   or
That the average man lias nothing
but contempt for men who are willing
to constitute themselves spies tin the
conduct of their fellows.
That such of this work as is necessary properly fulls within tlie province
of the police force.
»   »
Thnl not many "MEN"
willing tu become amateur
secluded parts. 	
"    * Don't bathe alone if   subject    to
That the decision of the Attorney- „i(1(lil,ess ,„, faintneS8.
General to allow prosecutions under Doll.t (]ive into thc watel. without
the Lord's Day Acl, ill special cases, _______ as(!el.taining |lie depth,
will tax his powers of discrimination. uon't take fright if you fall into
..,***., the water with your clothes on; re-
That if he gos on the principle of al- membel. eUbm floa|.  nm, aosist you
lowing a fruit nnd candy store to ply to f|oat|   Mnke fm. th(, s*10^ _wiln.
wheerver it is a "public convenience
there will be scores of exemptions.
would lie
Thnl  Ihe
get for their pains ■
horsewhipping, and  il
they nre
ill be
will bc
That compromise decisions are rarely satisfactory, nntl tliis one is likely
likely to '° prove a bone of contention.
That the Dog Show attracted u lot
of good dugs, but not many sightseers.
That the committee
solved the problem of
tion, and people will n.
even to study n canine
has not yet
a central locn-
I go su far mil
Thai the acl ion uf the Department
is equivalent to a very heavy endowment for one particular trader.
*   »,
Thnt Government contractors nre
slill llie largest employers of alien
labour in A'ictoria, nnd many people
nre asking lhe reason why.
ining with the tide or stream.
Don't swim too far out in the sea
or lake unattended by a boat or nn expert swimmer.
Don't tnke fright if seized with
cramp; keep cool; turn on the back
nnd endeavor to rub the plnce affected. If the leg* is drawn tip witli pain,
swim slowly with lhe arras only. All
swimmers should practise this.
That the outlook "fur"  llic   El
press Hotel this sensnn is almost
urday I
most i
the action of the Trades and
Council in opposing Ihe Snt-
lalf holiday is entitled to the
•espectful consideration, and
lelennine Ihe selection of some
good ns the outlook
' from.
That this is due nnl only to "the
climate," which everybody recognizes,
but to the excellent management.
»   •
Tbat travellers from all over the
■world agree that there is not a more-
comfortable or belter appointed hostelry in the Empire.
That it is quite true thnl lhe new
other ilny in the week.
»   •
Thnt lhe favourite country resort
jusl now is Hie Uplands Estate, which
is visileil by hundreds of Victorians
every line afternoon.
Victoria, April 12, 1013.
ie Editor, The Week,
Victoria, B. C.
Dear Sir.—Although I have no de
sire I        	
very much obliged if you would tnke
up this nintlet* in your columns. It is
surely time thnt the authorities took
up the mntter of having someone to
 'attend to the people wailing nt the
*   * entrance to the gallery of the Vie-
That it is undoubtedly Ihe besl laid toria Theatre.    Last  night,  when T
tail building estate in Canada, and will arrived with a friend at 7:15, there
be our aristocratic residential suburb, was a line of people stretched right
*   * across A'icw Street, completely block-
That once more the Victorin Times ing that rond for traffic.   There was
fell down ill ils "Futurist" Depart- no attempt made to keep thc people
ms on tho ground floor arc to bc ment, nnd by this time should have a in  line,  lhey  walked  right  up  the
100 lv for use this summer. vacancy for n real, reliable prophet,     front, and when the door wns opened,
rea y '        »   • *    * squeezed in ahead of j -opie who had
Tlit  afternoon  tea   is   the   chief     That   it   now   turns out   thai   Sir been   waiting   for   nearly an hour.
A Letter From "Ohristobel"
Victoria, April 16, 1913.
Dear Editor Blakemore, beware of the
When Militants meet thee, iu battle
The pen and the sword and the obse-
lete pike,
Are shadows compared with our pepper and strike.
Spoken. It was Mother (now on
hunger strike), who gave you that
horrid "stoney stare" and not your
poor little me.
Come back to your Cliristohel, leave
her your heart,
Pledging  our  troth  that  we  never
shall part,
But The Week, it should ever beware
of the fray,
When the Militants meet it, in battle
Ever your own,
P.S.—Please  say  when  publishing
Ihis letter, if you would really wish
mo to give up militancy. I hate noise,
^_»________»r____i ■* •■"'e mice, and as for a stone, I
rush into print, I should be |,j| nnything but what I aim at.   I
have a good appetite; hunger strikes
do nut agree wilh me at all. I confess I joined the Suffragettes for
notoriety's sake, hoping that my
inline would bc spoken of nil over
lhe Britisli Empire, und perhnps be
mentioned in history. As to window
smashing, benling policemen and Cabinet Ministers, I nm absolutely useless mid do not like it. C.
A'ictoria, April 10,1913.
The Etlitoi, The Week.
Denr Sir.—In fairness to the mo-
Theatre Regulations
function at the Empress, and on Sal- Richard McBride did not go to Ot- There is something wrong with a sys- lusted lndy of the midnight walk I
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l can ull'er subject In previous sale or confirmation thc following properties in this vicinity. And at the same lime point out. the extraordinary low values which liuve ruled here in spite of its proximity
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