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 Th e We ek
With which is incorporated
k End
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Victoria, B.C., Canada, March 1, 1913
5c. a copy, $2.00 a year
"No policy will be satisfactory to the people of Britisb
Columbia whicii does not include a substantial and prompt
The Budget Speech
THE Hon. Price Ellison, the Minister of Finance, delivered
bis annual Budget speech on Monday last. It was a document necessarily covoring a vast field and dealing witb expenditures which only a few years ago would bave been considered
impossible. The estimated receipts from current revenue for tho
mailing yenr reach the imposing total of $10,326,085.   Of this the
■ovince receives about seven per cent from the Dominion and
fixteen por cent from direct taxation, the former figure being
i723,135 and the latter $1,740,000. Britisb Columbia will contribute
o the revenue of the next fiscal year one-quarter of the whole of the
eceipts of tho Treasury. The estimated expenditure for the next
iscal year is $17,838,260, a remarkable total, when wo remember
hat the population of Britisli Columbia is not over half a million
nil that this sum far exceeds the expenditure of any Province in
lie ^Dominion, not excepting Ontario witli its two-and-a-half
nillion of population. Naturally the most important item from the
lublic standpoint is the amount appropriated for public works, which
only slightly under $10,000,000. Of this $5,961,500 is for roads,
treets, bridges and wharves. While it is highly gratifying to find
liat the Qovernment is able to make such liberal appropriations
indor this head and equally gratifying to know that the approprin-
Iions are demanded by tlie rapid development of the Provinco, it is
nth pride that we aro able to point to the splendid increase in the
Iducational grant.    The amount set  apart   for  this  purpose   is
1,175,388, exclusive of the enormous amount already appropriated
nd to be appropriated for the University.   The subject of education
i Britisli Columbia is one of special interest.   The Department is
resided over by a gentleman of the highest attainments who has
mile a life-long study of education, nnd to whom the administration
f its affairs is not only a public duty but a labor of love.   There is
Province in the Dominion in which the standard is higher or the
■suits more satisfactory.   AVhen Dr. Young secured a large land
iserve for educational purposes, ho initiated an enlightened policy
id the splendid grant of the present year to the general purposes
the Department will meet with universal approval.     The large
ipropriation of $1,421,000 for the Land Department indicates how
pidly it is developing and when it is noted tbat more than half of
is is for surveys it will be seen that the Minister is fully alive to
e requirements of the situation.   The appropriation for the Forty Branch amounts to $253,000, a very substantial sum and ono
lich should ensure a successful year for a new department whicii
is great possibilities and which has been organized with care and
itience.   Speaking in general terms the Budget Speech was highly
tisfactory and not the least striking feature is that Mr. Ellison is
ile to provide for such a record appropriation thanks not only to
Jo elastic revenues but to the accumulation of funds which hns
len going on steadily for several years.   Incidentally, there are two
Intiires of the Budget which stand out prominently and which will
eel with no criticism; the ono is the large increase in the Civil
Irvico Vote, necessitated not only by an increase in the number of
ivil Servants, but by the very substantial and deserved advance in
rate of pay.   This advance of some twenty per cent has been
|laycd all too long.   To grant it was a simple act of justice whioh
mot fail to increase tho efficiency of the service. The other feature
[the moderate reduction of direct taxation which the Minister wns
le to announce, together with a promise that the policy would be
litinued along the lines advocated by the Tax Commission.    On
whole Mr. Ellison hnd nn easy and a pleasing task and is to be
igratulatod on occupying tbe position of Finance Minister in a
■ovince so prosperous nnd so promising.
The Columbia Coast Mission
IHE Columbia Const Mission  is one  of the most deserving
organizations in Canada.   It was launched in 1914 by the
Rev. John Antle, who is still its Superintendent.   The ptir-
of the Mission is to administer medical aid and spiritual com-
't to men who are scattered up and down the West Coast, engaged
the pioneer work of the Provinco.   Tho Mission is a practical one
1 has been instrumental in providing hospitals at Rock Bay, Van
la and Alert Bay.   These are under competent management and
,'o rendered invaluable services to workers in logging-camps who
.e been the victims of accident or disease.   The number of cases
ated in the course of a year averages moro than 2,000, and the
•gical operations nearly four hundred.   Tho Mission owns several
iches whieh ply up and down the Coast calling at the various
camps, administering to the sick, distributing literature, bringing
patients to the hospitals ancl giving a helping hand generally. The
running expenses of the Mission amount to between $30,000 and
$40,000 a year, a large proportion of which is contributed by
beneficiaries. The balance has to be raised by the indefatigable
ageiits of the Mission. The best endorsation which the Mission could
receive is that of the Rev. Canon Tucker, for many years secretary
of the Canadian Church Mission Society. He said "the Columbia
Coast Mission has become one of the most original contributors to
the Work of modern missions." The business affairs are governed
by a committee consisting of tbe Bishops of Columbia and New
Westminster and an equal number of clergy and laymen from each
diocese. At the annual meeting recently held the Bishop of Columbia presided. The financial statement showed total assets of $47,269
with liabilities of about $9,000. The receipts from hospitals, including the Government grant totalled $22,405, and general subscriptions and grants from church societies $14,328, the income of
the year showing an increase of $5,150. This increase was largely
due to the special work of the Rev. C. W. Houghton, to whom a hearty
vote of thanks was accorded. The committee is anxious to wipe out
the adverse liability of $9,000, and the character and extent of the
noble work achieved by the Mission entitles it to the hearty support
of tho public.
Minister of Finance and Agriculture, who delivered the Budget Speed:
in the Provincial Legislature last Monday
Independent Criticism
DURING the past week several members of the local Legislature who owe allegiance to the. Government have distinguished themselves by pursuing u line of independent
criticism. Tho reception they have met with at the hands of tho
press is not very encouraging, although lhe members are far too
independent in spirit to bo influenced by that consideration. Perhaps
the best illustration is afforded by the case of the respected Member
for Cowichan, Mr. \V. II. Hayward, who is also Deputy-Speaker.
On Wednesday Mr. Hayward made a very able, fearless and intelligent speech in which he criticised certain details of the administration
and made some valuable suggestions. The speech was entirely in line
with Mr. Hayward's well known character and the criticism might
have been accepted at its face value. But this did not suit tho daily
press. The Times ignored anything which he said that was favorable
to the Government and magnified his criticism to the extent of
trying to create the impression that ho was in revolt. The Colonist,
on the other hand, toned down everything he had to say until it read
more liko an emasculated apology for daring to speak. The ono attitude was as repulsive to a fair-minded man as the other, and not
unnaturally led Mr. Hayward to bring to the notice of the House
the question of a Provincial Hansard. It is obvious that if a speaker
cannot rely on the spirit of his address being conveyed to the public
he should at least be entitled to have his words correctly reported so
that they may judge for themselves. On matters of policy tbe Government has no moro loyal supporter than Mr. Hayward, but he is no
"rubber stamp," and the most loyal supporter of the Government
may well differ from it on matters of detail. This The Week concludes to be Mr. Hayward's attitude. There never was a time when
a Government, was more in need of fair criticism. The over-whelming majority is a constant source of danger, which is intensified by
the absence of an Opposition. Tf the criticism must come from
the ranks of Government supporters, it should be welcome, none the
less, on thnt account, and at least receive fair consideration. Naturally tlie strongest part of M" Havward's address was Ihat, devoted
to the Agricultural Department. Mr. Hayward is a practical rancher
and represents o farming district. He would like to see larger
appropriations for institute work and for practical demonstration as
opposed to merely theoretical lecturing. He advocated scientific soil
tests which have not yet been adopted, but which would be invaluable
in determining the exact character of any particular section of land
upon which newcomers might wish to settle. He would see moro
determined effort to encourage the importation and breeding ui tho
best stock, and he was particularly strong upon the point that
Orientals should not be allowed to settle on the land. He referred to
the inadequate protection of our lumber, which is and will be for
many generations to come the chief asset of the Province. He then
passed to a very detailed criticism of the administration of the Land
Registry offices which are notoriously and apparently hopelessly behind with their work. He did not think that the measures hitherto
adopted would be effective, as there was little reduction in the arrears
of work, and advocated an expert at the head of this Department
and the attraction of a better class of men by offering higher pay.
In conclusion he had a word to say about the Department of Public
Works, and while recognizing the immense amount of road work
being done in the Province and the determined effort to keep abreast,
as far as possible, with its growing requirements, he argued that
greater efficiency could be attained with improved organization. All
these points are worthy of consideration. No doubt some of them
could be and may be answered by the Departments affected, but no
misrepresentation is required from the Opposition press and no
apology from the Party press because Mr. Hayward saw fit to raise
them in a speech which was in keeping with the best traditions of
Provincial Assemblies.
Our War Lord
ON THE NIGHT when the "Deutscher Verein" in Victoria
was loyally celebrating the Kaiser's birthday by a banquet
a similar function was beiug held in Munich, the capital of
the Kingdom of Bavaria. The chief speaker was Prince Leopold,
nephew of the King of Bavaria. Making due allowance for the
atmosphere of festivity, as well as for the proneness of German
officers to re-echo the perfervid patriotic utterances of the Kaiser,
it is impossible not to attach some significance to a sentence in Prince
Leopold's speech whicli has not been reported in the English papers,
but which has found its way to Victoria in the original German. He
said: "In these times when wo are almost daily expecting that our
War Lord will summon us to take up arms." Is this merely the
vapouring of a bellicose militarist, albeit the head of the Bavarian
Army, or is it to be regarded with the seriousness whicii should attach
to the utterances of a Prince and a General ?
Defence of the Pacific
ON PAGE SIX will bc found a very able essay on the Defence
of the Pacific by Major Barnes. This essay has won the
$50 prize offered by a friend of the Navy League. There
were a number of competitors nnd adjudication was made by a Committee consisting of Jir. Clive Phillipps-Wolley, Mr. J. Herrick
McGregor and Mr. W. Blakemore. In view of the importance of the
contribution it may be interesting to recall a few of tbe particulars
about the prize-winner. Maojr Barnes, late R.M.A., is a very old
favourite in British Columbia, having served as a young man at Work
Point Barracks, and having married the daughter of Capt, Barkley,
R.N., of Westholme, who wus himself one of thc fathers of the Navy
League in British Columbia. Major Barnes served with credit
through the South African war, and returned to British Columbia
afterwards with somewhat damaged health to settle at Crofton where
ho now lives. Two years ago he was elected president of the Cowichan Branch of the Navy League, and has rendered valuable service
since then to that body by speaking for it at Salt Spring and elsewhere. From his first coming amongst us, he has been identified
with our cricket and other field sports, and his ' win" will be a verv
popular ono in this district, there being no better sportsman or
keener Navy Leaguer in il, unless it bo his wife. The donor of the
$50 prize refuses to allow his identity to be revealed, but it mav bo
snid that he is one who believes in lhe League's work and was impressed by the enthusiasm evoked at the last. Navy League rally at
the Victoria Theatre. Both Duncan and Victoria wero well in the
running for the prize, Mr. Lukin Johnson and Mr. F. ].. Noale,
taking respectively second and third places.
Five Times Mayor
ONLY three limes was Dick Whittington olecled Mayor of
London, but that was in the good old days when mayors wero
not so ambitious and were content to live up to the motto of
their prince "Ich Dion." The motto of mayors now-a-days, at any
rate of sonic of them, is not "to servo" but "lo rule''; and the difference explains why Mr. Morley lias aroused so much antagonism in tho
cily of Victoria and why its progress is periodically delayed whilst
two contending factions air their grievances with much bitterness
not to sny vindietiveness of spirit. The Week bus steadfastly refused
to make any comment during lhe course of the recent mayoralty
campaign. The reason for this might have been gathered from its
previous comments, in which it, souglll to show tbat Mr. Morley has
owed his election more In the personal attacks of his opponents than
to the st renalh of bis own case. As il could not consistently support
him, it kept out of the light, convinced that anything it, might say
against him would react in bis favor! This is not a confession of
weakness, but n statement of an interesting psychological fact. Mr.
Alorley has been the most abused man in Victoria. That: very fact
has rallied to liis support a number of people who believe that if a
lunn is greatly abused he must hnve offended powerful interests which Page Two
The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, March 1,1913
are opposed to the public good. This is the secret of Mr. Morley's
success. Clear, logical argument and an unanswerable statement of
facts dealing with his public career, his numerous mistakes, his lack
of judgment and his irrepressible spirit of contradiction have had no
weight. He was able to rally round him the support of the working-
men whose interests he had betrayed and of the moral reformers who
had found him out and whose most trusted leaders had denounced
him; and yet ho won. He won through the revulsion of feeling
which turned to the man whom everyone attacked. It is about the
future that The AVeek has the most anxiety. The city needs good
government; its finances in particular need expert handling. Lacking
financial ability it can only be hoped that on this point, at any rate,
Mr. Morley will be amenable to reason and instead of attempting to
outline the financial policy of tho city will call to his aid expert advice
and endeavor once for all to place the finances upon a solid foundation. The year opens with such a fair prospect; such enormous
expenditures on public and private works are assured that nothing
should mar or hamper the continued prosperity of the city. The
people have chosen Mr. Morley as Chief Magistrate. He may have
only one quality which some of us can admire, but that one should
command the admiration of every man in the city, however much
he may detest some of his other characteristics—his courage is absolutely indomitable—and now that he has demonstrated by a substantial, if not a large majority, that he is the choice of the people, it. is
the duty of every loyal citizen to do all that in him lies to render his
term of office successful and profitable.
Mr. Croft's Letter
A FEW WEEKS ago The Week published a very interesting
letter from a new arrival, a gentleman of leisure who found
Vietoria an ideal place in which to live, and yet with ono
fly in the ointment. He argued tliat Nature had done everything she
could for the City Beautiful and its surroundings, but that man had
failed to do his part in adapting all this loveliness to his perfect enjoyment. Mr. Croft in a very able and interesting letter to The
Colonist pursues the subject in greater detail, furnished by a fuller
knowledge of tho subject. Both letters should produce an effect on
public sentiment and on those organizations whieh are specially
charged with tho care of the City Beautiful. There are at all times
two influences at work in Victoria; the more material interest is
keen on the building of docks and wharves, the erection of grain
elevators, the construction of railways and terminals and tho establishment of manufacturing industries. There is no fear that this
side of the shield will be neglected for a moment; tliere are in the
city more than two hundred registered firms whose business it is to
press for the fulfilment of this programme, largely because it raises
the value of land and facilitates extensive dealings in real estate.
Let us not find any fault with that. It is the one side of a civic
up-building. Alas, there is no organization for promoting the cut-
ture, the aesthetic and cultivated side of our civic life. By this it is
not meant that we have no intellectual life, but we have no societies
whose business it is to develop certain scenic features along lines
whicii would add to their beauty and usefulness and at tho same time
furnish added opportunities for innocent and health-giving recreations. The correspondent of The Week made some practical
suggestions in this direction when he advocated a Kursaal in Beacon
Hill Park. Mr. Justice Martin went further in proposing an aggregation of buildings at the rear of the Empress which would provide
swimming-baths, recreation halls and music. Mr. Croft goes very
much further and not only endorses all these suggestions, but visions
a much wider field in which magnificent boulevards stretching out
to Mount Douglas Park, with a hotel on the summit of the mountain
and the development of bathing-places at Cordova Bay will be a
prominent feature. Such an appeal should not be lost sight of. It
is well worthy of the most serious consideration on the part of those
responsible for the development of our city. Yet there is no organized body charged with any special responsibilities in this direction.
Why should not influential, public-spirited men, like Mr. Justice
Martin and Mr. Croft get together and organize a society for tho
purpose of outlining plans of beautification for the city and environs
and educating public opinion until some practical scheme is insisted
upon. The Week is confident that there are more people in Vietoria
who would rally round sueh an organization than is generally supposed ; and only such a practical movement would show how large a
percentage of thc newcomers have flocked here because Victoria is
beautiful  and  would  bo prepared to help in making it more so.
Feminine Logic
THE PRESS has often been charged with misrepresenting tlie
feminine mind, and it may be frankly admitted that "mere
inan" is not altogether competent to explain how it works.
One of the standing charges which we make against woman is that
she is illogical; a charge which she has spent, much breath in denying. Perhaps some really logical woman, and tliere must be such in
Victoria, will unravel the complexities of the following line of argument adopted by Mrs, Pankhurst and explain away what would
appear to the masculine mind to be fundamentally and hopelessly
illogical. One of Lloyd George's villas is blown tip, Mrs. Pankhurst writes to the papers, declares that she incited tlie outrages and
assumes all responsibility. A few days later she taunts and denounces the authorities for not arresting her. A little later sho is
arrested. Then she denounces them because they refuse to allow her
bail, although, if she knew anything, she must havc known that
the crime to which she pleaded guilty in advance, was not in the
category of crimes for which bail is allowed. Then she allows herself to be interviewed and declares tliat it is impossible for ber to
prepare her defence in gaol, and that consequently tliere will be no
defence and she will starve herself to denth. This simple recital
of events as they occurred suggests many questions, but not one
which docs not strengthen tho assertion that eaeh successive statement was more illogical than tlie one that went before and that the
whole presents as perfect a picture of iho contrariness and contrailic-
toriness of the feminine mind us could be found in the pages of
history or fiction.
Regeneration By Silence
WAS ever truer word spoken than the declaration of Hamlet
"There arc more Ihings in heaven and earth
"Than nre dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio."
Wo live in an age when one hears a great deal about new faiths
and new thought. An age which craves for novelty nnd which is
easily attracted by that which promises diversion, whether in faith
or morals.   Yet many of these so-called new faiths are "as old as
thc hills," and are simply differentiated from those of long ago by
the new garb in wdiich they are presented. Perhaps the most powerful and effective cult of the twentieth century is that of the Christian
Scientist, who, whatever else be may have effected, has undoubtedly
revived in a remarkable degree the science of healing by faith. About,
this there is nothing new. The teaching is based on tho words of
the Master, who healed men of 'divers diseases" and who assured
his disciples that if they had faith they could effect anything, even
the removal of a mountain. Whether this was a figure of speech or
not, it prefigured a great truth, which the Christian Scientists are
demonstrating in these latter days. Somewhat akin to this cult is
tbat dealt with in a Colonist editorial on Sunday last, under the
heading "Regeneration by Silence." The article very naturally led
to some newspaper correspondence. One correspondent conies near
to the heart of the subject when he says that "the materialists who
seek to explain everything from a physical basis seem destined to
tread a difficult path if the apparently trustworthy evidence of many
investigators in the field of psychic research is found worthy of acceptance. We appear to be approaching a conclusion that any
powers possible to any of the races in tho past are just as possible
today and that any phenomenon which may appear supernormal is
only of a higher natural order, the laws governing which we as yet
imperfectly understand." This is very true and very well stated.
It is also apropos of the "Regeneration by Silence," whicli has been
recently dealt with in an illuminative article. iSTor would it be a
matter of surprise if the rush, the hurry and the bustle of modern
life lod men in revolt to seek those quieter avenues of thought and
observation in whicli from time immemorial the choicest spirits of
the earth have been wont to renew their strength and refresh their
souls. Tho only new feature of such a departure would lte that the
curative effect might be demonstrated as applicable to physical ills
as well as to those which have been generally associated only with
the mind.
A New ehapter
IT IS just seventy years since the Hudson's Bay Company of
Adventurers under the direction of Mr. James Douglas first
drove their stakes, erected a stockade and bastion and commenced to trade at the foot of what is now Port and View Streets.
It is needless to recall the history of those times. The country was
densely wooded, was occupied exclusively by Indians and the first
importance of Port Camosun as a trading centre was derived from
the fact that it was resorted to by those who took part in the rush
of the Cariboo gold fields. During the stretch of years which have
elapsed since then, Victoria has slowly emerged from primitive conditions into a modern, busy and now bustling city. No greater
contrast could bo presented between those days and these than is
furnished by the announcement made this week that Mr. Burbidge,
the Company's manager, has been authorized to erect a ten-storey
department store ou the. former site of St. John's Church, with a
frontage of 200 feet on Douglas Street and 120 feet on Fisguard
and Herald Streets. The site is undoubtedly one of the best in
Victoria, and the enormous influence of the location of tbe Hudson's Bay Company at this point will create a new civic centre, and
put more leverage than anything else behind the movement whicii is
gradually carrying the development of tho city northwards. The
building, when completed, will have cost considerably more than
$1,000,000, for the estimate on a similar building in Calgary, only
slightly larger, is $2,000,000. It is said that of the ten storeys
contemplated, only four are to be built in the first instance, and
the others added as necessity requires. It may, however, turn out
that, as in the case of the Campbell Block at tbe corner of Fort and
Douglas, the rapid expansion of tlie city will justify building the
additional storeys at the time their level is reached. The Hudson's
Bay Company is a conservative organization; the oldest, the wealthiest and hy tradition the most honourable in the world. Nothing more
opportune could have occurred at this stage than that Victoria should
have been chosen for such a signal evidence of its confidence in the
future of Vancouver Island. Tt sets the seal of approval on the
most optimistic predictions which have been indulged in by those
wdio have painted a greater Victoria as tbe city of the near future.
The Automobile Act
TRUE to his promise the Attorney-General is making some
important changes in the Automobile Act. Needless to say
all those changes are aimed at securing additional protection
for the public and to bringing home the commission of offences In
thoso who are responsible. Little more than a year ago the Automobile Association of Vancouver was of opinion that the proposals
of the Government wore too drastic, but experience in the Terminal
City has shown that this was a mistaken view. The numerous
accidents, far too many of them fatal, which have taken place since
then go to show that the Attorney-General was well advised in retaining the clauses to which they then objected. Ho is equally justified
in increasing Iheir stringency at the present time. The Week bas
always advocated the stopping of an automobile whenever it is passing a tram-car from whicii passengers are alighting. This will
become law. Tho Week has always advocated tlie issuance of licenses
to chiiffcnrs, whether plying for biro or driving for a private individual, and experience has shown that among tho chief offenders in
speeding and recklessness have been drivers and owners of machines
wdio held no professional license. Then the Act is being strengthened
in one very important particular, viz., in constituting it an offence
for any driver of an automobile to bo under the influence of liquor.
The ground upon which a professional chauffeur should be refused
liquor are no stronger than those on which it should also ho refused
fo a private driver. The whole question is ono of public safety ancl
tlie general verdict will bc that Mr. Bowser has wisely stood by bis
guns and has shown his usual intelligence and courage in dealing
with a difficult problem.. It is safe to say that if the new Act is
rigidly enforced British Columbia will be the safest motoring country in the world.
The Iwn culs were bitter rivals. Al     One nl' llu- hig railroad linos has a
last they met face to face antl propar-        ,     ,.        „ ,. .,   .
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ed In light it out. '
"Let us have an understanding ore 'o animals on ils line.   Recently a
we begin," said ono. oow WM killoiJ nlul tlle tl.n(,k forc.
"As tu what;" replied tlie other. , „ ,
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shall we make it the hest three lives '" '*"! n*""-*-'"--. "Disposition of car-
out of five?" eass," he wrote: "Kind anil gentle."
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artistic photographic studies are familiar to all Victorians,
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A British Columbia Newspaper and Review
Page Three
At the Street Corner
N Sunday last, tempted by the
glorious sunshine, I took u
prolonged "lounge" around
lhe outskirts of Victoria, and in
Lourse of time found myself in the
|ieighboi'liood cf Foul Bay. Il seems
|o me thnl il is necessary fer   a mnn
like n lour of inspection once a
liioulli in Victoria now-a-days, if he
to keep up with Ihe times, for
Ihunges and developments spring up,
Is it were, in a night. One thing,
Jiowever, reminded mc that I was
Indeed in llic same old cily. Sonic of
eaders may remember that
learly two years ago 1 voiced au
Igilntion for a public convenience lo
Ic erected at Foul May. After months
If weary wailing the Council woke
lp nnd one was built, but so filthily
|'ns it kepi that the outcry caused by
presence wns louder than that
liiscd al its absence, and with cluir-
Icterislic ineptitude the Council
lromplly locked il up in Ibe full of
|!)11. Presumably it did not occur
i the members of that singularly un-
lrtiulic.nl body of men Hint all that
needed wns n caretaker to look
Jflcr il. On Sunday lnsl 1 noticed
lint it wns si ill sliut up, both doors
Icing securely fastened by stout pnd-
Icks. It is hardly to bc wondered
It Hint popular enthusiasm is nt n
lisoounl during election lime when
lulei's sucli ns these have charge of
lur convenience. In the meantime,
lould it be too much to nsk that the
lilding in question bo put into eom-
liissiou against  Ihe coming  summer
While appreciating to tlio full all
lie advantages to he gained from
Iving nn out-of-doors life in tent-
Jiacks, I ennnot lind it in mo to "en-
liusc" over Iho hideous aggregation
|f Icnl-shncks which disfigure the
oui Buy distriot. So long ns n eity
sinall'and self-centred tliere is ex-
luse for allowing such temporary
(I'uoturos to be used on the out-
jtirts, but when, as ill the case of
Jictorin, hnndsome residences nre
luill right up to the boundaries, and
Jeyond, it is a pity t i allow such Idols
li' the landscape. Shaektown, il is
Iue, is very smull, but il is none the
Iss exceedingly ugly, and I was not
In-prised to overhear Ihe disgusted
|immvnts of n couple of ladies noar-
ivlm wore expressing I heir snr-
se Hint such ntrocilies should be
llowcd in n resilient ini districi.
Few things impress a resident in
Victoria with the growth of Victorin
nnd the general prosperity of her citizens more than the crowds wliieh are
lo be seen nightly awaiting their turn
to enter lhe various places of amusement. On nlmtsl nny night in the
week tlie five moving picture shows
are full to over-flowing; lhe pavement
outside the vaudeville bouse is almost
impassable as Ihe hour draws near
tor the first show to finish; thc Princess Theatre on Yates Street plays to
good houses; whenever there is n lirst-
clnss performance lo be staged at the
Victoria Theatre that house is also
packed to the doors; and au ice
hockey match invariably fills the
Arena. I remember thnt just after
the New Year's festivities came to a
clnse, during* a week when as a rule
people nre beginning to retrench,
$24,000 wns spent on amusements
alone in the city. I wonder whether
any other city the size of Victoria
can make such a showing. A consideration of these facts makes one
ponder on the possibilities of Victoria as a show town, if nil Ihe theatres and all the performances were
up to date and first class. Seeing
Ihal make-shifts do so well, it is certain thai the real tiling all the time
would score nn enormous success, We
shall see later on, when lhe new thentre is a "fait accompli."
»*   *   *
I feel very much inclined to start
a "silly season" controversy on lhe
subject ol' "Do men like afternoon
len?" It has been borne in upon
ine of bile Hint there are many men
who really do look on afternoon tea
as a necessity. To me this is extraordinary. I have always regarded il
as nn exasperating function invented
by ladies for the perpetuation of gossip, and whenever I come across n
inan silting alone iii one of lhe numerous excellent tea-rooms whioh
abound iu Victorin, I look upon him
with nwo as living on a different
plane from thai on which I perform
my "trivial round and common tusk."
True, if I am slaying in a private
house. [ take afternoon ten, in the
same way in whieh I make a point of
Inking anything Hint comes my wny.
I think it is a mistake In overlook
anything, however small, and there is
always lhe chance Hint in the lean
years lo come, nn extra afternoon-lea
assimilated in the pnst, may slave off
the pangs of starvation  for a  few
brief minutes. But I fail to convince myself that any man takes
afternoon tea because lie feels he
needs it. Women, I believe, complain of a sinking sensation (whatever that may be) if they miss it; are
some men affected in a similar manner1? Really, I should like to know.
■*.   *   *
I wns asked the other day if there
was any likelihood of the tree whicii
abuts ou the roadway of Humboldt
Street being cut down as an obstruction lo traffic. I replied that I had
heard the subject mooted about, but
hat I for my part profoundly hoped
I linl ni* such net would bo seriously
contemplated.   The tree is a fine tree.
II is the kind of Iree which impels
one to strike a dramatic attitude and
declaim, ns did some famous person
in a poem,
"Woodman, woodman, spare that
or words to that effect, ll cannot
seriously be contended Hint the tree
iu question interferes with traffic.
Humboldt Street is not a business
thoroughfare, seeing Hint Si. Joseph's
Hospital stands on the norih side of
il, the less traffic thai goes through,
the better. I understand that au automobile or so occasionally runs against
lhe tree; well, thai is not the tree's
fault; I'll wager that it does not
move. People nowadays are too fond
of doing away with things which cannot be replaced, and Humboldt Street
owes much of its picturesque appearance to my friend the tree.
*   •   *
I have before now written on the
subject of elevators in Victorin. I
believe, by the way, that there is a
subtle mechanical difference between
nn "elevator" and a "lift," though
both are supposed lo serve the same
purpose. Sometimes, however, I am
inclined to wonder whnt the purpose
of an elevator in Victoria is. Most
people enter oue of these modern appliances with the idea Hint they will
lie saved lime nnd labor. I grunt that
a saving is effected with regard to
the Ial ter, but for the mosl. part it is
quicker to use Shanks' mare and go
iqi the stairs. Our elevators arc slow,
lhey would seem lo be a relic of that
old Victorin we all think so happily
buried. As a rule, their management
is iu thc hands of that most polite of
all people, the Japanese. The Japanese liftman is not so much concerned
with the business of taking passengers
up to their destination as with the
possibility of offending some would-be
patron, and to avoid hurting the susceptibilities of an intending passenger, he will sland at the door of his
elevator singing,
"Room, room, still there is room."
Which is distinctly annoying to the
man who wants to get to Hie fifth
floor in n hurry, though it may be a
procedure in perfect accord with the
business of a
means "old" but the "friend" part in those nice fat gold letters.   He has Victoria helps nil of us; tbe Club is
of the cognomen is quite appropriate, served three years of a life-sentence striving to bring that fact out clear-
Mr. Archer is a great Progressive pronounced   hy   himself    here.   In .      ^    fte  idea rf Mr   ;
Club propagandist and has been de- other words, "Old Friend    is a fix- ,    . .
bating   whether   to have "It's the ture of Victoria. Ie"'e,"lr-V on a buslness wlmlow Is a
Climate" or   "Member   Progressive      Such energetic members   are    the move in the right direction.   Bravo,
Club," or both, put on his windows strength  of the Chil?.    What  helps "Old Friend!"
YOI' LADIES, you whoso gen-
11« hearts do four,
|ii* smallest  monstrous mouse Ihal
creeps un floor—"
J Thus preluded Snug the Joiner,
lien Hnllniii & Cunipany presented
le tedious brief ruiucdy nl' Pyrniuus
Id his Thisby before the court of
like Theseus.
|llisliu*y repents itself, Tuesday
ghl Iho golden, glorious voice of Leo
icznk filled tho Vietoria Theatre
■ Hi glamours of melody; ami his
jdionoo sill still to catch every
Inise,  every  haunting  lune  of  lhe
underfill tenor,   The lender n im-
|nimcnt murmured genlly llic pleas-
chords of tlio old (Ionium snug lie
lig. The very ushers wore charmed
1 immobility. Even the blase down-
l's hushed their fan-hid chatter.
Iriicn a fnt rut cnine forth. It is-
I'.l from beneath the stage.
fTwas a sleek sciiundel, and a fenr-
Its beady eyes glinted in
I gleam of the incundescents. Its
linkers trembled with rapacity or
Perhaps the rat, like its ancestors,
j ancient llanieliu, had been lured
lib from lhe iinnameable recesses
Jthe old theatre by the power of
Body.   Or perhaps the rodent wns
\>.ve Indies in the front rows saw
Hat at once.   The rapt look left
r   faces.    Their jeweled  fingers
|tched convulsively nt their skirls.
|'I won't stay bore another miii-
'Oh, Heavens! Did you soc thnt—
It Dreadful Thing?"
I'he  Indies  swayed  in  drcail  like
|vers in a breeze.   The great tenor
saw Ihe ripple and smiled at Hie evident power of his music.
Ho could not perceive the rat,
wliieh hesitated iu the shadow of the
stage. Disaster impended; catastrophe hung on lhe moving whiskers
of the small sleek Thing which
crouched there.
Then a gentleman whose face was
filled with a divine light anil who sat
in the t'ronl row. uncrossed his legs
ami crossed Ihem in lhe opposite manner.
Tho Thing saw and feared. Silently it slipped back into Ihe darkness.
And slill thai powerful voice of
gold poured forth in effortless beauty
over a silent throng.
Panic had passed by.
•    •    i
JUSTLY PROUD of the new English billiard-rooms he is opening
Wednesday wilh a British Columbia
championship tournament, Manager
F. F. Trotter, of the Westholme Hotel
and Grill declares Ihem the best of
their kind in the Dominion. These
seems no room tn dispute him, for
Iho energetic manager has put in six
handsome solid mahogany Burrowes
& Watts tables from the Old Country; nnd hns equipped the rooms,
which formerly were the snuth hnll'
of the grill anil arc now partitioned
off by themselves, in the most modern
and complete manner, sparing no expense whatever. The tables occupy
the greater space of course; but nt
Ihe east side are Iwo good-sized apartments which mny bc used by enthusiastic billinrdisls who wish to dine
nenr the scene of their recreation.
This Province's best players will ho
present at the tournament, Vancou
ver's five leaders contesting with Victoria's premier quintet. Frank Pet-
ley, present cbnmpion, will bo on
hand to defend his title.
Manager Trotter says the billiard-
rooms will he kept up lo a high
standard; that he wishes them to become a meeting-place where busy men
of affairs can enjoy an hour or Iwo
of recreation in congenial company
To this end he has given Victoria
something she has lung needed', n
really first-class gathering-place for
devotees of the cue nnd chalk.
•   •   •
VICTOK1A is rapidly I ming
the Mecca for professional men,
who are drifting hitborwnrils from all
over the Province. One meets mi Hie
streets every (lay barristers, doctors,
nnd engineers who have practised
am! established reputations anywhere
from 500 In 1,000 miles distant from
the Capital. But now, in its day of
development, lhey are naturally gravitating where population is rapidly
growing ami lhe demand for professional work is increasing.
Among the latest arrivals is Dr.
Paul Higgins, who foi' twelve years or
more has practised medicine in lhe
Conl Capital of the Kootenays. Di*.
Higgins is the son of oue of Iho earliest pioneers of Victoria, Mr. I), AV.
Higgins, who came hero almost sixty
years ago and has taken nn important
part in the public life of the Province
ever since. Dr. Paul Higgins has decided to settle in Victoria and his
charming personality and well known
medical skill will render him a valuable acquisition to lhe ranks of our
professional men.
lhey have bestowed upon J.
ttr. Archer, who until a short lime
ago used In be one of Stinson & Company's staff, Mr. Archer is now in
business I'm- himself nl 1*114 Government Street, handling city proper-
lies, and is doing well,    lie is bv no
Malahat Beach
On the Famous Malahat Drive
Waterfront acre lots, with road and sea
frontage, $1,200 each, olher acre lots
having a magnificent view of Mt. Baker
Baker and the Gulf Islands and ready
access to a beautiful beach,
From $500.00 Each
All on very easy terms.   1-4 cash, bal.
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at 7 per cent, payable yearly
For Sale by k. S.BARTON
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any recognized Real Estate Agent Page Four
The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, March 1, 1913
MR. K. MYERS, Secretary of
the New Westminster Progressive Association, writes
that some very interesting figures with
regard to the fishing and lumbering
industries in British Columbia were
submitted at the annual meeting of
the New Westminster Board of Trade.
The very large inroads made by Americans dumping in the lumber market
were emphasized on the one hand and
on the other the great destruction of
Salman caused by wasteful fishing
and predatory fish.
The lumber report wns ably handled by Mr. J. G. Robson, of the Tim-
berland Lumber Company. He began by showing that 2,170 men are employed in the lumber industry in
New Westminster and the Fraser
Mills alone, while forty-five sawmills,
logging camps, etc., scattered throughout the Fraser Valley employ 2,250
more; thus making the sawmills responsible for the employment of nearly 5,000 men in the Fraser Valley
alone. The importance of this he emphasized by stating that for every
one thousand feet of lumber manufactured $7 was paid in wages.
The inroads mado in the Canadian
markets by the American mills were
shown by the following figures:—
Figures on Imports
.   1911 1012
Pitch Pine ft. 55,000,000   57,000,000
Timber        $158,000     ($430,000
Lath   05,000,000   80,000,000
Shingles  40,000,000 140,000,000
Free Lumber..311,000,000 359,000,000
Dutiable Lbr.. 43,000,000   04,000,000
Thus it will be seen that the importation of dutiable lumber has increased by nearly fifty per cent; free lumber by nearly seventeen per cent;
shingles over three hundred per cent;
lath about twenty-five per cent; timber over two hundred and fifty per
cent; pitch pine less than four per
Cause of Dumping
The explanation of these remarkable figures was that the American
mills wcre selling lumber without any
regard to the cost of production. Mr.
Robson stated that he knew of 10,-
000,000 feet of lumber sold in Calgary
by American mills nt $10 a thousand.
The freight alone from Coast mills to
Calgary would he from $10 to $11 a
thousand. He knew of other cases
where lumber hud been sold in Canadian markets hy American mills for
$5.50 F.O.F. which was less than the
cost of logs.
The American mills did this, he
claimed, for the following reasons:—
The markets their own side of the
line during lhe past two years hnve
been very poor. The mills nre heavily
bonded to thc banks nml in order to
meet the demunils of these latter they
are forced to realize their slocks at
any price, lience thc cost of production and profits did not enter into
their calculations nt ull in selling.
Prospects, however, for the present
year are very much brighter und id-
ready the mills arc receiving fnr higher prices for thc lumber than they did
a year ago. In fnct there is every
reason to believe Unit the sawmills of
llic Province will enjoy a prosperous
yenr in 1013.
Destruction of Salmon
That there are some 30,000 seals
in the Gulf of Georgia and around the
mouth of the Fraser River was estimated in Mr. Monk's report of lhe
fishery committee. These seals, it wns
stated, destroy fivc salmon a duy, in
other words 150,000 salmon arc consumed daily during lhe run by these
destructive creatures.
Besides llic hair scnl lhe salmon
bus other natural foes, namely, the
trout, chub, unil sucker, which consume annually millions of sockeye fry.
at Ihe spawning grounds.
But it is nol only the animals that
destroy the (ish hut also lhe fishermen themselves. In a big yenr and
even in lhe oilier yenrs, it wns stated,
canners set u limit on the number of
fish brought hy eueh limit. Very often the fishermen nre not aware of
this limit, cutch mnre lish than Ihe
canners will tnke nnd arc forced to
throw lhe surplus into the river.
Even if they nre aware of the limil
one draw of the net may ent eh two
or three limes Iho number speeifiedl
with (he same result, namely a terrible waste of (ish.
A Remedy Suggested
The report did not stop short at
this, but suggested remedies. With
regard to the waste by the seals, a
bounty of from $3 to $5 a head was
suggested and it was believed that
the fishermen would be willing to contribute to a bounty fund. It was expected that 2,500 licenses would be
taken out this year, and if each license were taxed $2.50 for this bounty and the Dominion and Provincial
Governments would contribute a fund
would immediately be available for
this purpose. With regard to the
predatory fish the remedy was simple. They should be netted out at
the spawning grounds aud it should
be made lawful to catch them and
market them at all times of the year.
Turning to the waste of salmon by
the fishermen the report advocated
that the Local Fshery Inspector be
given authority to close the season at
any time for a few hours. Tims, if
he found that the canneries liad a supply ou hand sufficient for twenty-four
hours he could shut down the fishing
for a short time and thus leave the
salmon free to go to the spawning
grounds at the same time inflicting
no loss to anyone concerned in business.
We have in this Province, perhaps,
the most desirable part of the continent, with marvellous resources and
magnificent opportunities. Victoria
in common with other parts of the
Province, has its own particular advantages, and there can be no doubt
that by making these known to the
world at large, and attracting atten
tion to the city, the Progressive Club
can do much for the development and
progress of Greater Victoria.   Yours
very truly,
Mayor Morley made an address
warning the people to be conservative in what they did. He feared excessively the horrors of a future Victoria in which skyscrapers would be
allowed to multiply, He hoped Victoria would never allow herself to
degenerate into a city of skyscrapers.
R. A. Hutchison, tlie popular secretary of the Club, gave some lucid
figures on the organization's work;
why it wanted public co-operation,
and why a few thousand spent now
would bring immense revenue into
lhe city, if plnced in a scientific way.
Mr. Hutchison's talk was probably
the most instructive of the evening.
Frank Higgins, in a good speech,
moved, and it was seconded by Mr.
"Yorick" Bickers, that
"The mayor and aldermen, and
the respective presidents or representatives of the Board of Trade, Canadian Club, Real Estate Exchange,
Progressive Club, National History
Society, and the Vancouver Island
Development League, confer together
with the object of formulating, adopt
ing and carrying out of a progressive
plan for making Victoria the ideal resort for tourists, and for the development of the city as a commercial centre, and that such conference be presided over by the mayor, and that the
body so constituted have power to
add to its number."
The resolution was carried unanimously.
Some striking stereopticon views
were shown by W. F. Best and a
musical programme was enjoyed by
the audience. Altogether, the meeting wns a splendid debut for thc Progressive Club, nnd a credit to the ef
forts of Messrs. L. D. McLean, Hutchison, and their confreres.
THE WEEK'S proposal on Page _
is worth while.
THE Canadian Pacific Railway,
through the Central Terminal
Railway Company, which is owned by
the Soo, has completed purchnse to
date of about three blocks of real estate in Chicago, on the west side of
the city, near Canal and Sixteenth
Streets, representing a total investment of $2,480,631. The property will
ultimately be used for freight terminals.
In addition to this, the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company, through
the same agency, is purchasing land
in the neighborhood of Harvard
Slreet and West Forty-Eighth Avenue, for auxiliary yards, to be used
in connection with the operation of
the Chicago Belt Railway Line, the
facilities of whicli are increased.
IF "It's the Climate," lhe climate
wus decidedly cordial ut lhe initial
public appearance of the Victoria
Progressive Club in the Victorin Theatre, Wednesday nighl in a big rally,
well-nl tended by those citizens and
Iheir Indies, who are interested in
Fort Camosun's future. Although the
proceedings were handicapped hy lhe
unavoidable absence of the Premier
nnd Hon. D. JI. Eberts, Speaker of
lhe House, things went wilh a vim
thnl showed intense interest. Both
distinguished gentlemen wrote lengthy
and interesting letters which were
read. Sir Richard's was in pnrt as
Dear Mr. McLean—Appreciating
the importance of the gathering ihis
evening nt the Victoria Theatre,
when lhe Victoria Progressive Club
will muke public its plans for the
yenr, I had fully intended lo he present in response to your invitation,
I find, however, thai if is impossible for me to join you at your rally,
hut let mo say that I. nm fully in accord with any movement Hint hus for
its objeel legitimate publicity work in
connection wilh the Province.
The Government is endeavoring lo
do its shnre of publicity hy means of
the work carried on hy lhe Bureau of
Provincial Information, and by the
publication of bulletins und nther information, us well ns by participation
in various exhibitions of importance
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February 12th
H. T. Shaw—Hulton Street—Dwelling   $ 6,850
Island Amusement Co.—Government and Cormorant Sts.—Theatre 30,000
February 13th
W. H. Cullin—Wellington—Dwelling    4.000
0. McPherson—Howe Street—Dwelling   2.800
L. W. Hall—Burdette Avenue—Dwelling   3,100
Jas. Parfitt—Gladstone Avenue—Garage and Alterations  400
February 14th
P. de N. Walker—Dallas Road—Garage     125
F. Carlow—Highview—Dwelling   2,000
0. A. Bossi—Bay Street—Dwelling  1.000
W.  Bell—Coronation  Street—Dwelling   2,500
Andrew Wright—Douglas and Caledonia—Stores  15,000
Alex. W. Moffatt—Joseph Street—Bathroom   200
Janies Hamilton—Rose Street—Dwelling     800
Westholme  Hotel—Government Street—Partitions   2,000
February 16th
White Lunch—Johnson Street—Alterations   2,000
W. A. and A. J. Cooper—Bushby Avenue—Garage   225
February 17th
H. & H. Jervis—Second Street—Dwelling   2,000
Friends' Meeting House—Fernwood Road—Church   4,000
John J. Wood—Vancouver Street—Addition  250
James Atkins—Oxford Street—Dwelling  2,800
Sir John Jackson of Canada, Ltd—Dallas Road—Dwelling   2,500
R. McCoy—Dallas Road—Garage  500
John Miller—Burside and Harriett—Store   2,000
C. C. Smith—Cornwall Street—Dwelling   2,300
A. H. Henderson—Standard Street—Dwelling  2,700
February 18th
G. Cessford—Lillian  and Robertson—Dwelling  2,000
R. T. Tinn—Madison Street—Attic  1,000
Modern Home Limited—Amphion Street—Dwelling  3,500
F. Heaslip—Graham Street—Dwelling   2,300
B. S. Heisterman—St. Charles Street—Garage  300
G. T. Hilliar—Belmont Avenue—Dwelling   2,000
R. Pinkney—May Street—Bathroom  450
T. P. McConnell—Joan and Orescent—Dwelling  8,000
February 19th
J. A. Simpson—Linden and McKenzie—Apartments   $10,000
H. B. McLean—Grant Street—Garage   100
F. W. Baylis—Robertson Street—Dwelling  2,800
N. Johnston—Amphion Street—Dwelling   2,800
Grand Pacific Hotel—Johnson an.'. Store Street—Alterations   0,000
A. O. Ray—Michigan Street—Apartments    3,500
W. F. Emery—Gladstone—Dwelling  3,000
February 20th
Jos.  Parker—Joseph  Street—Dwelling    3,300
Mr. McAvoy—Yates Street—Alterations    400
F. H. Horn—Johnson and Broad Streets    100
M. J. Vivian—Shakespeare Street—Temporary  Dwelling   — _.. 200
Parfitt Bros.—Cook and Princess—Addition  7,000
February 20th
Ward Investment Company—Wellington Street—Dwelling  3,750
February 21st
G. B. Whitehead—Lillian and Beechwood—Garage   275
Thos. Potter—Queen's Avenue—Dwelling    0,000
W. N. Hall—Robertson Street—Dwelling  2,800
R. Asawa—Fisguard Street—Store and Apartments   16,000
J. McClelland—Fernwood Road—Dwelling   2,800
V. L, Ellard—Orescent Road—Apartments   3,500
Victoria Truck & Dray Company—Broughton Street—Office  250
D. Bell—Empress Avenue—Dwelling  5,000
February 22nd
W. A. Lambert—Gladstone Avenue—Dwelling     8,000
G. Nicklin—Richardson Street—Dwelling  3,000
February 22nd
Mr. Hawkins—Hamley—Dwelling   2,000
J. S. Wells—Lee Street—Dwelling  1,500
Parfitt Bros.—Fernwood Road—Dwelling    7,000
February 24th
Mrs. J. White—Grant Street—Dwelling   2,500
James Moggey—Oxford Street—Dwelling   3,000
Royal Athletic Association—Cook and Pembroke—Alterations — 700
T. R. Berry—Scott Street—Dwelling  3,000
Sang Yuen—Government and Herald Streets—Partition    300
February 25th
J. B. Barker—Slater Street—Dwelling     1,500
H.  L.  Simmons—Langford  Street—Temporary Dwelling   150
J. A. Dewar—Hollywood Street—Dwelling   3,000
L. G. Jervis—Garland Street—Dwelling   1,900
Mr.  Tyghe—Oliphant Street—Garage     250
E. Hormans—Russell and Edward—Dwelling  2,500
D. Finlayson—Seaview—Addition    200
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A British Columbia Newspaper and Review
Page Five
Mar. L—Hischa Elman.
3.—May   RobBon  in   "A
Night Out."
i, 5 and 6—Kinemacolor,
The Durbar.
7.—Boxing Tournament.
THERE IS one high-class turn at
tlle locnl vaudeville house  tllis
week nud Hint is contributed by McConnell & Austin, n man und a woman who appear in a bicycling act.
Some of the tricks which they perform
on their wheels are original and all
are  mnrked  with  rare   skill.    Rita
Uedlield is the next best performer,
her interpretation  of childish  mannerisms being out of the ordinary and
quite artistic.   The much advertised
'Battle of Bay Bun"   struck    tho
Iwritcr  ns  being rather  more  futile
Tthan   the   average  one-act   comedy
loommoii to vaudeville, whilst the renaming turns had nothing of parti-
leular merit to recommend them.
• »   •
IT IS ahvays hard to beat the Selig
Company when they set out to produce a masterpiece. Though perhaps
not us well known to the average moving-picture patron as Pathe Freres or
the Vitagrnph Conipuny, they hnve a
following all their own and a Selig
drama is nhvnys certain to be well
received. This week at the Crystal
Thentre one of Iheir best, "The Prosecuting Attorney," wns on view, and
justified the reputation which this film
has established, Vaudeville at the
Crystal Ihis week was well np to the
average maintained.
• *   *
THE four-act comedy drama "A
Noble Outcast,'' sometimes culled "Jerry the Trump," will bo the
attraction  during  the  coming  week
at the Princess,   lt combines pathos
and comedy  with  plenty  of action,
nnd excellent situulions, and should
prove most pleasing.    The story revolves around the character of Jerry,
the  Trump,  who  hns  escaped  from
prison nnd n life sentence.   He went
to prison  un  innocent mnn, leaving
behind him a wife and child.    The
child was adopted by a wealthy family and at the opening of the story is
about IS years old and entirely unaware that her father is other than
the adopted nne she has always believed her own.   A man named Blnck-
buui, who is in love with her, overhears   a   conversation   whereby   hc
learns thut her renl father is living,
and with tliat knowledge in his possession, tries to force her to murry
jhim, and uses Jerry tho Tramp as an
(unwilling uccomplice.    Mr. Harland
■will be seen to advantage in Hie lead-
ling character,   Jliss Page will play
lthe  daughter,  and  Mr.  Ripley  will
Jhave a clever comedy pnrt.   "Young
IMrs. Winthrop" was tlie attraction
■lust week, nnd added new honors to
|tlit- dramatic ability of lhe William
Players. i
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IXTKW YORK and Chicago1 society
|_i_\l have found an entirely new departure in amusements this winter by
■attending en .masse the "travel
Italics" or "travelogues" given in
lthe Carnegie Lyceum in New York,
Jand in the Fine Arts uud Stcinwny
Itlnll, Chicago, by sucli well known nr-
Jtists nnd lecturers ns Eleindurf, Ber-
lon Holmes, Newman and others.
'Travel tm..s" hnve become quite
lhe fnd.
Victorians nre to be treated tu Ibis
atcst style of entertainment iu tlie
nigugeniout nt the Victorin Theatre
'or next Tuesday, Wednesday and
thursday evenings, March 4th, Sth
md 6th, of the well known soldier,
octurer and raconteur, Harold B.
tlende, who will deliver an Interest-
ng "travel talk" on the "Durbar
n Kinemacolor." This wonderful en-
ertainment, which has been running
'or the past year nt the La Scnla in
. jondtin, England, is only now finding
ts way to Western Cnnndn. it is a
veil known fact Unit never in nil
his world's history lins there been
tnged such a wonderful pageant as
bo "Durbar hi Kinemacolor."
The present series of Kinemacolor
I )urbnr Pictures are quite entirely
lew and will surely prove the most,
lewilderingly beautiful und mnrvel-
uisly magical composite of color, nc-
ion nud atmosphere ever revealed to
hc human eye. Those pictures, whicii
lave taken London, ns well ns New
1'ork, by storm, convey un entirely
pew conception of the wonderful ad
vancement which Hie world in photography has made. Like scenes from
the Arnbinn Nights, the gorgeous
spectacle of the Durbar is presented
with its hosts of distinguished personages, King Emperor, Queen Empress, Princes aud Rujuhs of India,
chieflans and officials; thousands of
British and Indian soldiers—ull attired in glowing colors of kaleidoscopic
hues. Horses, elephants, camels und
oxen, nil glitteringly attired, fill the
scenes, while overhead is the turquoise
blue sky, pulsating with the heat rays
of lhe glowing December sun.
The Victoria Theatre engagement
will be given by kind permission of
the Islnnd Amusement Conipuny, Lid.
ing lhe rare ability to express naturally pathos and humor, und her man-
uer of expression sways ns to laughter. While there is u wide scope for
the introduction of "horse piny," it
is carefully avoided, nnd the movo-
mcnl of lhe nclion kept well within
legitimate bounds. The play is well
constructed, and nbove nil very funny.
Miss Robson's characterization of
"Granmum" is exceptionally clever,
nnd she hnd the widest rnnge for emo-
tionnl work, from which she mny
change to the ludicrous and yet so
quietly and so thoroughly at her ease
that it does not jar, but is convincing to the last degree. There is in the
background  a   certain    amount    of
MISCHA ELMAN has the unmistakable divine fire—his is the
inborn genius that has profited by
the best of tutelage. It is future lo
analyze sueh an art," says a leading
Philadelphia critic, describing
Elman's triumph at one of the greatest nssemblies of music-lovers ever
gathered together in Philadelphia.
Tonight this young genius of the
violin, who is taking the musical
world by storm, will give one recital
in tlie Vietoria Theatre under the
direction of lhe Victoria Ladies'
Musical Club. The programme is ns
Snnale,  P.  Major Beethoven
Adagio inollo espressivo.
Scherzo  (allegro Jlolto).
Rondo (allegro ma non troppo).
Concerto, F. Sharp Minor Ernst
Rondo Capriccioso  Saint Snens
(a) Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 2	
(b) Wnlzer  Hiiminel-Burniester
(c) Love Song .. .Snmninrlini-Elmnn
(d) Hungarian Dance, No. 7	
Zigeunerweisen   Sarasate
Mr. Percy Kahn at the piano.
Nearest the Ideal nre the comfort-
nble rooms of the Hotel Kaiserhof.
All outside rooms; hot water antl
steam bent, $4 n week and up.
Mrs. John Hope and the Misses
Dunsmuir, hnve left on a pleasure
trip to San Francisco.
THE WEEK'S proposal on Page 2
is worth while.
Princes of Ihe Indian Empire.
Victoria Theatre, March 4th, Sth a nd 6th, by Kind Permission of the
Island Amusement Company, Ltd.
MAV HOBSON, one of the most
charming actresses of the present tiny, bus developed n type of ehnr-
iicter new to the stage. Tbe conventional old lady of the farce with
traditional mannerisms of her predecessors, is absent from the work of
May Robson, since she offers n distinctive type of the good-natured,
generous woman nf today.   Combin-
philosophy whicli occasionnlly glimmers in Hie lines, particularly the
reference to hereditary in fliience—
not us an argument, but as an opinion
nf a broad-minded old lady, generous
enuugb to alter that opinion should
she be convinced to the contary. "A
Night Out" will be seen nt the Victoria Thentre on Monday, March 3.
IT IS not everyone who understands
the exact character of the organization known as The Elks. Representatives of the Order hove paraded
the streets of Victoria and familiarized our people with its striking in-
signiu, but they nre not ns well posted on its benevolent aspects, antl as
it does a great deal of good and serves
a valuable purpose, it is right that the
facts should be known. The Order of
Elks was established in New York
City in 1868. Its founders little
realized that in less than hnlf a century it would spread all over the
United States and count up more than
one thousand lodges. But that is thc
condition of affairs today. The organization is based on broad lines,
the pecuniary benefits being secondary to the very ample provision made
for tlie sick and needy. Since its institution tlie Order hns pnid out for
charitable purposes and benefits no
less u sum thnn $4,000,000. Its members nre very loyal and few of the
hundreds of thousands who hnve joined hnve left the Order. Indeed, it
mny nlmost bo said of an Elk, as of
a Mason, "Once an Elk, always an
Elk." Among the members of the
Order in Vietoria are many of our
lending citizens nnd men prominent
in public life.
A Prominent Local Elk
DARRELL SPENCE, one of the
most energetic nud populnr
members of Victorin Lodge No. 2 of
lhe famous Order of Elks, is well-
known ns a Progressive Club and
Citizens' Committee worker, loo. He
bus been in the gentlemen's furnishing business for many years, and ul-
I bough a young man, hns been connected with some of the biggest linns
ini the Dominion.
Mr. Spence begun wilh John Cotlo
& Sons of Toronto, after wliieh he
operated n business ill Cranbrook. His
next experience wns in Seattle, Tncoinn und Portland. Coming to Victorin, be joined Fitzpatrick & O'Con-
The Musical Department will gladly
publish all items of interest concerning concerts, musieales, recitations or
other musical affairs or concerning
other activities of the musical profession in this city, if these are in the
office by Thursday forenoon. Phone
1283, or address "Musical Department, The Week."
EDITORIAL expression has, perhaps, no right on lhe musical
page, unless if comes under lhe heud
of legitimate musical criticism. Bui
I do not wish to criticize a musician,
rather a city which habitually offers
nn indifferent shoulder nnd uu averted ear to the offerings of genius. At
the Leo Slenzk recital Tuesday evening music-lovers grieved for the reputation of Victoria when thc big smiling Bohemian tenor came out to confront a sparse* populated house whose
front rows contained only a scattering of first-nighters nnd a hungry rat.
But the Czech was n true artist, and
the sight of a gallery full of truly
temperamental if not plutocratic Teutons and lavs doubtless more thnn
mude up tn him for the hick of the
nouvcatt richo below.
Cities in the first flush of growth
ure nhvnys thus. Their people have
been too busy making fortunes lo
learn appreciation of the things that
count. This is left for the second
Sleznk is greut ns Caruso is great;
but in nn infinitely warmer and more
intimate way. Doubtless in n certain
field the Italian outshines hiin; but,
Sleznk's appeal to tho average audi
ence is surer nnd more touching. He
can change instantly from the majesty of Schubert's "Dos Meor" to
the tenderness of an old folk-song;
from the sophistication of "Plnisir
d'Amour" to the winsomeness of
Cttdmun's, Homer's, und Mnrx Salter's American-school songs. Among
Ihe greatest favorites (und the audience wns simply tumultuous iu its enthusiasm) wcre those and "Tom der
It'eimer" by Locwe, Schubert's immortal Serenade, Schumann's "Lotos-
bliinic," nnd Mozart's "Veileben."
But not u selection failed to win its
The sympathetic and versatile accompaniments of Jliss Florence McMillan deserve especial mention. A
feature uf lhe concert, of surprise am]
delight In musicians, however, were
the piano sulo of Jliss Florence Wagner, n young Scuttle girl recently returned from n long course in the
Lcipsic Conservntoriiini under Pro-
fesnsrs Teichnuiller nnd Schreck of
Hint famous centre of music. Miss
Wagner is the daughter of one of the
Queen City's oldest nnd best musicians, and bus the temperament nnd
interpretation of genius, to which is
coupled n remarkable technique, She
displayed remarkable power and feeling in her rendition of Brahms'
Hhupsndie in E (Int, and Chopin's
Bulimic in (I minor, ns well ns iu her
encore number. Her bearers could
hardly believe Hint ono so young nnd
apparently frail could show such nn
advanced degree of strength and of
insight into the moods of lhe masters.
Darrell Spence
noil until establishing ibe Douglas Si.
store with Jir. Frank Doherty last*
March, The purl ners will hnve been
in business for themselves just a yenr
tomorrow, nnd in ihal lime tbey hnve
hnve mnde a lot of good friends.
When the local lodge of Elks wns
established here a short time ago, Mr.
Spence nl once became interested in
lhe broad principles of tllis Order,
nud since then bus been one nf its
hnrdcsl workers, according lo Secretary (f. E. Blinn, who attributes no
small measure of the success I,udge
No. '2 bus hnd lo Durrell's efforts nml
"I mn nn Elk hccattse I regnrd il
us n fraternal order of lhe highcsl
strl, and one nol organized for mere
pecuniary purposes," snys Mr.
Spence, "There are u thousand
lodges in the Slides, nnd lhe order is
growing plienonii:.-'ly in lhe Dominion.  'Once un Elk nlv \vs an Elk.'
We are Joint Owners
and Sole Agents of
Fort George
on tlio main line of the G. T. P.
Transcontinental und tho Northern
Terminus nf tho Pacific and
Greut Kastern Railway.
Also on the line of all Railroads
building or projected through
Central B. O. and the Peace River
And at the Junction of over One
Thousand Miies of Navigable
FORT GEORGE is the natural
Gateway to the Peace River District, being closer to the very
heart of tho Peace River Country
than is Edmonton.
FOBT CEOBGE will be the
wholesale supply point, the manufacturing and railroad centro for
the Great Inland Empire of Central and Northern B.C., and the
Peace River District alone contains over One Hundred Million
Acres of rich agricultural mineral,
timber and coal  lands.
There will be some cities and
many towns and villages in this
vast rich territory, but large or
small they must all pay tribute to
Fort George
which fact will be apparent to all
who investigate intelligently.
Many fortunes will be made in
business and investments by those
who write or call today. For
special prices on inside business
lots, maps, plans, photos, etc., see
Natural Resources
Security Co., Ltd.
PalA-up Capital $350,000
Victoria Theatre
Monday, March 3rd
L. S. Sire announces the International Comedienne
In Her Latest Comedy
Seats on Sale Friday, Feb. 28th
Prices, 60c to $2.00.
A play with just enough pathos
to save you from laughing yourself to death. —N. Y. World.
Victoria Theatre
March I, 5 and 6.
Popular Prices
Princess Theatre
Week Commencing March 3
The Comedy Drama
A Noble Outcast
or "Jerry the Tramp"
Empress Theatre
Wtek Commencing March 3rd.
Presenting "The End of the
Late Song Hits.
Magical Manipulator.
Grotesque Jesters.
—are conceded by
competent judges to
be the best made
in Canada
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».  A.   CHURCHILL,   JB	
A. L. MULLEN   	
b.   MoLEOD   OOULD   ..
removal from any British squadron As to (b) universal service is alia the China Sens and the Coast of ready working smoothly and popularly
British Columbia lies inviting but un- in Canada Col. Sam Hughes, the Min-
proteoted. ister of Militia, has laid the founda- The Postal Arrangements
Urgency tions   of  a fine system of universal Victoria, B.C., Feb. 20, .1913.
The urgency lies in the fact that training for boys in the public schools To the Editor of The Week,
of late years owing to the European by providing facilities for camps for     Dear Sir:—One of the privileges of
situntion and the enormous increase a  commencement  of forty  thousand  the editor of a first-class newspaper
in power of possibly   hostile   fleets, hoys this year.   What a splendid, in- Js that of being considered omniscient,
every available British battleship has strnctive and healthy holiday this will  [   |lave   |nn„* wrestled unsuccessfully
had  to  be  withdrawn  to  European be is easily imagined and Hie great- with a common problem, and its fre-
waters.    There is now not, a single est opportunity to  inspire the boys quent recurrence forces me to appeal
battleship of the  dreadnought type with    a    patriotic    spirit   and Hie
in the Mediterranean,   far    less   in knowledge of the duty nnd necessity
Chinn waters and it would be dan- of giving personal service to defend
.Advertising Manager
Waiting For Kipling
gerous to detach any.
Japan has some fifteen battleships
irrespective of cruisers iu the Pacific
today, backed by Hie confidence inspired by victory in the latest experience of naval war. She is at present
the ally of Great Britain, but the alliance will soon terminate.
Exact Detail of Duty
Enough has been suid to show the
their country, home and families.
Col. Hughes has struck the only
statesmanlike and possible way of
getting nt the hanhood of the nation
by catching it nt the age before it is
scattered as individuals and while the
camp habits of punctuality, self-
discipline, order and method will produce the greatest and best results in
formation of character for either civil
portant letter was mailed to me in
the box between Fort and Yates
Streets; again this was accurately
and fully addressed, hut up to time of
writing (Thursday, February 20th),
it has not come to hand.
Now, Sir; I do not suppose for a
moment that even the most omniscient
of editors can answer my question;
but this state of matters is well-nigh
intolerable; and I feel thnt you would
render a great service to the community if you would use your utmost
influence to focus public opinion on
Ibis disgrace to our city, which would
not exist for a week iu any other
business centre.
Complaint nt the don of Hie offenders is of no avail.   A. callow youth
urgency and nature of the duty.   Its or military life.
The real test for a wise and states-
to you ns the final hope for enlightenment, if perchance any mortal man
can give an answer. The question is:
"What is the aim, object, and raison
d'etre of' the department in Victoria
which is usually culled (1 hope sarcastically)  the Post  OHlee?'
What public service, if nny, does listens to your polite aud plaintive
it render! Is it a business organiza- inquiry, then frantically rummages
tion, a humbug, a joke, or a coinbina- through some other letters, probably
tion of all three*? In llic dear dead making confusion worse confounded
dnys of innocent adolescence, I liar- Returning, he asks for a repetition
boured the idea that it was a means of the information already given him
for the speedy and efficient transmis- This lie communicates to a benigr
sion of correspondence between any senior, who shakes his head sagely
,.,        ,**.■*                 .   _, two persons; but the logic of experi- and the youth's vocabulary nnmedi
manlike policy is that every part of         F.         '        ,           _,.._, _ 1    1             r   *.  1 _    ,             1
'   '            ence has proven to me that if oue ately becomes liniifod to two words
lias a  letler the delivery  of which "No Trace.''
doesn't matter, by all means let him 1 could make any allowance in cast
consign it to the Post Ollice, other- of insufficient address, or change 0:
wise let hiin at whatever cost send a address, but there is no such thing ir
it seems to tit into place automatically, and like the pieces of a child's
puzzle, and it is submitted here that
our lenders have started on wise and
truly laid foundations. Mr. Borden,
Col. Hughes and Sir Richard McBride,
Premier of our own Province of Brit-
Innumerable instances of the wonderful workings of this precious combination of letter-losers could be cited.
exact detail can undoubtedly be best
decided by joint consultation with the
British Admiralty. They have the
experience and at present are the ex-
MISS Harriett Monroe is wait- wall,  rather  than  to  mix  with  his Perts-
ing for Kikling.   Writing in fellow men and keep in touch with     Australia has already got so far on
the   Atlantic    Monthly   she life. those lines as to be forming a fleet-
says that she asked a friend "Why     He has missed many opportunities ""'' composed on Admiralty advice,
does not  Kipling write his master- of sounding that deep note which ten     I" ''ke manner an offer worthy of
piece?" and    the   reply   was "He years ago would have been expected Canada to the British Admiralty, af- ;si, Columbia, have all given the true
can't"   From this statement she de- from him, but whicii many have ceas- ter consultation, is now before Parlia- 'end) „ud it is for the people now to ,""    ,.   ...       ... ,
duces the conclusion that the world ed to look for.    If one could only "ent at Ottawa. Kive them worthy support for their . C"",       ,       ," "Jf6" C"SeS "'   . "
has grown too big for anyone to write  think that the seclusion is a cover for     In this connection we must never mvn seolu.ity "' l have uce" llum-"'ggcil, anil give
a masterpiece; that no one can catch meditation and that the masterpiece *<"-* the paramount importance of     . ,        , .     f "Terences to many others who have
the ear of the world, as writers did in is iu the making, our rosiest anticipa- I«perW unity, for the fate of the U™„t^L rf «»».-"^f f^T^1™,'™mence tt!.d!?SSi
days gone by. tions would be revived.   But Kipling Pacific might be decided 111 the North pi.op„sej.__
The Victoria Colonist asks if this has given no indication that this is Sea. m.       ',_. .
is  true.   I will  try  to  answer  the  the fact, and so the oue man, the only     H the British fleet in the North     Ihe addition of first
question. one, who has lifted the corner of the Sea was in unmistakeable supremacy sl"Ps to the British fleet at the pr
I have known Kipling all his life, veil from our great Indian Empire, there would again bo a strong British «* moment is the best means of show- itaOI searching on January 28 1,
1    ° '  ' i,attiefleet n Chna waters and no Ori- lnS that the Empire is determined to course that may be beolland s t»
less Augers and it would seem as if ental squadron would dare to under- ""intaiu a supreme navy on which its but experience makes 111c doubt it. On  Hie earliest years (of elections
lake a hostile expedition so fnr from existence    trade   and prosperity de- January 4th (per post-mark) the Do- men  hnve not been enfranchised 11
of the Pacific pends—und Mr. Borden and the Ad- minion Express Company mailed me  order  to  protect  them  from  "lur
class battle-
cent date, will suffice:—
On December 8th I mailed a letter
to Scotland, for which Scotland was
was personally acquainted with his jlas dropped it again from his ner
forbears; knew him when he had not
attained literary fame or even recog- the chapter is closed,
nition. From the moment when he I have used up my space and can-
published his first literary effort, out- n.ot folImv Miss Monroe iu her deduc-
side of fragmentary contributions to tion that tbe fault is not in Kipling,
Indian newspapers, I have expected hut in the world, which has grown too
that he would some day write the WS f°r anyone to write a masterpiece,
epic of India. I think I could show that it has an
This expectaion was based upon ear as sel]sitive l,s ever to catch Hie
many considerations which justified nules °l. tha ttm smSev; but this was
it; his Indian birth and training; the p!!oved '" tile cas(i of Tolstoi to whom
marvellous precocity with which he de- "" ",len have llsteneu a"« whose latest
veloped and the vivid reproduction word was e"=e,''y amitei-
of the Anglo-Indian atmosphere which
one finds in his early writings.
What youth of twenty ever produced such a work as his "City of Dreadful Night," the most picturesque, the
most profound and the most Zoluesque
portrayal of Calcutta which has ever
been written, a picture so strong and
so revealing that the bonk was suppressed by the Qovernment and for
more than twenty years wns off the
market ?
any of these cases. To my knowledgi
many others suffer in similar fashion
and doubtless there are hundreds ii
the eity who are sick of making repre
seutntions which receive no attention
1 trust, therefore, that you will us
the power of the press to put an em
In this unmitigated humbug, whicl
masquerades as a public service. I am
Sir, yours very truly,
The Strife and Turmoil
Dear Sir:—It is a fact that fron
its main base as any
Admiralty, has made a good start with
her own fleet-unit.   As all these na-
1 think the truth is that the world
is waiting for the masterpiece but
that it is even truer that it is waiting
for the master, and of this, more
aval Defence
Prize Essay by Major Barnes.
Dominions. But the Dominions are
late in acting—it will take a score of
years at least to establish a disciplin
ed and trained navy of only the fleet-
unit size. The question of bow far
they are able to set up their own
establishments for shipbuilding, manufacture of guns, ammunition, etc.,
must be decided. It may be found
best for the Great Britisli firms al- lions expand tlieir own forces in pro-
ready experienced and equipped to portion to their growth, they will bc
stnrt branches in the Dominions on a able more and more effectively to pro-
scale suited to present and with a tect themselves and support each
view to future requirements, capable "ther and by acting thus as a united
of expansion with the growth of Empire the least possible financial
power of the Dominions. Thus the and personal strain is brought on each
knowledge would be provided by these partner. Never was tbe maxim more
great Arms and employment for labor true "United wc stand, divided we
found in the Dominions. fall."   With a minister from each
Difficuty of Finding Men Dominion   on   au Imperial Defence
But the greatest difficulty, probably, Committee in London, the principle of
miralty have used correct strategy in advice of a package for collection, moil and strife" (to use the words ol
applying the increase of force at the The ollice of the Express Company is The Week), especially nt the meetings
present most threatened and decisive about twenty yards from the alleged But things have long since changed
point.   New Zealand, India and the Post Office, nnd Hie card was accurate- There is nothing now to prevent tin
Malny States have acted on similar h'   and  fully addressed lo my P.O. most timid female from quietly drop
lines. Pox, which il; succeeded in reaching ping her choice into the ballot box
Australia, in consultation with the e'ghteen days later.   Fortunately the without neglecting any of her import
package was a set of books; it might  ant domestic duties, which no "man'
of course have been lish—and Ihen!  could do half so well. There has nevei
Towards the end of January, another Victoria letter, again correctly
addressed, reached nie live days later
than it was post-marked (.1 regret I
did not keep exact data
Finnlly, on Thursday afternon hist,
13th inst., at 2:30 p.m., a most, im-
yet been given a substantial rcasoi
why women who are not criminal!
should not be allowed to vole, excep
their protection from "turmoil one
in this in- strife"; and I congratulate Tin
Week for having been Hie first ti
point it out in Victoria.
  lies in the finding of men to serve in autonomy would be upheld and con
.... , ,   .      C'his essay won the $50 prize of- the ships. sulfation made easy.
What    writer    has    approached f0red   under  the   ausmces   of  the
lerccl   under   the   auspices
Kipling in his early Indian stories, Navy League.
of which  "Soldiers Three" is the 	
type 1 No early work could have given ,, What js       ^
greater promise, yet   nothing   that rf ^ pa(,.flc Q^v,
Kipling has done since possesses the
same distinctiveness, the same char- 1" our comparatively young Doinin-
This can only be done by:— I„ the pnst the peaceful devclop-
(a) The public providing a liberal ment of the Dominions has been safe-
scale of pay and pension comparable guarded   solely  by the Old Country
with the ordinary wages of the coun- fleet and taxpayer.    Let us then in
tries and cost of living. the words of Lord Roberts "Arm nnd
(h) The systematic teaching in the prepare to quit ourselves like men"—
■same  uisLiociiveiic-,*-,,  uie  same  emu- ■*-*-- ""» v."...,™...*.*.,.;,,-, 4yuu*i£ j^uiiuii-       , .-        .     .      „ ,.      ,             - ,_._______..
acter and the same appeal as these ions there nre many excellent citizens P.1 ullc sell00ls « the duty and ncces- by  supporting  as  nations  the  lend
earlv stories. who, being busily engaged in the va- *'?. °, nn""""1 smMce mther ^ sea S1™' hy our statesmen-putting up
With thc production of "The Light ried and strenuous tasks of opening      {""''  , .   , the best of all insurances for lasting
That Failed" at the early   age
twenty-three,   Kipling's   light   went
out; I mean the light which shone as
up new lands, have little opportunity
for either rending histories of older
ountrics or discussing with men who
a beacon;  which attracted the gaze have studied national relations, and
of the
rid anil from which British  not unnaturally these have to be con-
born people everywhere expected the viuccd that the duty of defence exists
fireworks would burst. before undertaking it—once convinc
As to (a) there should be no dif- peace, that is, preparedness for war
Acuity.   In Canada Ibis year the sui- if attacked.
plus revenue from a very lightly taxed     The history of our  own  times is
and nt present small population was adding instance after instance of the
forty million dollars, and the people ever increasing* value in war of sen
themselves would he the first to insist power coupled wilh scientific prepar-
011 a
'square deal" were it explained
I know that this may he considered ed,  however,  thc men of these Do- |° "mm that while enjoying the pros-
'  '        :.ave  shown   in   the   South  "T^ of .Peace tt_* we™ P-'-V'-S i's
by many a very partial and even uu-  minions
sound appraisement uf Kipling's liter
ary work. I shall he reminded of the
half-dozen books which he has written since, nut forgetting "Stalky &
Co."; "Kim," and "Captain Courageous.'' Hut, while there is distinct
literary craftsmanship, remarkable
fidelity to detail, a bed of splendid
thoughts, there is nut une whicii
possesses Ihe note ut' distinction which
characterized his earlier work.
In fifty years from now, unless
Kipling produces a masterpiece, he
will be represented un lin* shelves ul'
our libraries hy "Soldiers Three"
and "The Light That Failed." This
judgment refers solely lo his prose
writings, nud takes nn cognizance of
the ono effort which nothing can
eclipse, nn effort rescued from lhe
waste-paper basket by his wife, "best
We Forget."
Why hns not Kipling produced a tralia dev
masterpiece?   It may be argued Ihat   ly adaple
he has written himself nut; that it has
been uver-esliinaled anil that a masterpiece was nevei* a possibility with
York nl'l
him.   Others, 1
Hint the serioii!
he passed in X
of his daughter,   left
permanently impaired.
moil uf a nervousness
restlessness of dciueano
years, lends sunn* colo:
It must be conceded Ihal he seems
lu have lost his early vigour. He
is still a young man, if ono counts by
years; far too young In hnve walled
himself np in lhe seclusion nf a coun-
try house and an old-world garden.
He acts like a man who i
the world and who prefer
his thoughts in a packet
African war that they are no shirkers.
Reason d'etre of Navy League
The first thing to be done then for
those who have leisure and have realized the duty, is, by every means in
their power tu impart their knowl
edge lu their busier brethren and
arouse Ihem In lhe urgency of Iho
matter. Hence the work of the Navy
Causes of the Duty
Now lhe reality nl' lhe duly of defence lies iu Ihe probability uf attack—and this probability depends
nn the temptation offered.
Whether we think uf Iho prosperity, natural resources in limber,
minerals, climate and fertility of soil,
fisheries und huge areas of desirable
laud awaiting a population to make
use of it in Canada—or of the enormous tracks of laud in North Aus-
id of settlers but eminent-
for Oriental labor under
white management and unsurpassed
Japan, with their leeming population,
for growing cotton and almost all
tropical crops—on 0110 can deny the
tremendous temptations lu China and
to outer in aud possess these vacant
And the greater leinplaliuii is their
dcfcnccissness, The temptation, there.
fore is undeniable and wc must undertake the duly uf defence.
Chief Defence a Naval One
What  form then dues   this   duty
lnke.'    A glance al  the map of the
Pacific will tell us Ihat our lirst dc-
fence must essentially he a naval one
I'm* only su can the Dominions help
each ul her and their soilboi'UO  I rade
tired of is ever growing.    This is especially
tu (ling the ease with Canada, isolated in the
ver his own northoasl  corner ul' ibe Pacific, I'm*
safe-guarders a miserable pittance.
ed organization, and the downfall of
Turkey, sudden nnd swift, is the last
object lesson by sen and land.
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Delivered in the Drill Hall,  Victoria, on Tuesday, February 18, IQI3, on the Subject:
Canada Within The Empire
ho largest meeting ever held in the
of  Victoria  assembled  in   the
I Hall on Tuesday night, Febru-
1.8th, tii hear an address by the
George   E,  Poster,    Dominion
isler of Trade   and    Commerce,
meeting was held under the aus-
s of the Over-Seas Club and in
sequence the honorable gentleman
consented tu deliver a non-politi-
address.    The subject which  he
*e, "Canada Within the Umpire,"
one of special appositeness at the
ent time when the subjects of Lull   Preferential  Trade   and  Im-
il Nuvul Defence are claiming su
1 attention.
11   splendid    oration   extending
an hour and a half, Mr. Foster
id  the development  of national
in Cannda.   His handling of the
ect, of whicli he is such a finished
er, wus characterized hy histori-
nccuracy, logical consistency and
iresque phraseology.   He gripped
Ihal on your behalf a lew words nt'
welcome should he offered tu the illustrious gentleman who will shortly address you.
"Mr. Foster's name has been a
household word throughout the Dominion fin* three decades. It is thirty
years ago since his voice was first
heard in tlie Council Chamber of our
common country. It was uu sooner
henrd I han heeded, nnd in n few years
the m.\v recruit stepped into the front
rank uf Parliamentary debaters nnd
his supremacy hns never since been
challenged. It is nn exaggeration to
say thnt not only in the House of
Commons nt Ottawa, but in the
Muther uf Parliaments, Mr. Foster is
entitled In rank among the most accomplished nnd effective nf modern
"It is a matter of no little gratification tu nil of us thnt he has been
able In render such illustrious services tn the country.   Wherever there
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My&aF M
mHJERJ''^^ 1J
wlflrW*' 'Vflll
Minister of Trade and Commerce,   Who   Delivered
an Address Under the Auspices of the Over-
Seas Club at the Drill Hall, Victoria,
On February, 18th, 1913.
will meet the representatives ul' 400,-
000,000 imbued wilh the one idea of
strengthening lhe bonds of an Empire In which we ure nil proud to belong and in which Canada is beginning
In cut the considerable figure to which
her resources nnd enterprise entitle
"It is a large cnuse which Canada's
representative will espouse. It is a
larger Empire pulsating with youth
and energy to which he will consecrate his services, nn Empire without
a vestige of weakness or the slightest
evidence of decay; an Empire never
so well governed ns in recent years
when senrcely more thnn a decade
ago it consecrated the memory of its
beloved Queen with the title of "Victorin the Good," and a few years
Inter the memory of its King with
the title uf "Edward the Peacemaker "; an Empire which within the
last few days has-placed a wreath
upon the tomb of 11s noble a band of
heroes ns it produced in the earliest
days of ils youth. This is the Em,
pire which Mr. Foster is seeking to
serve and on whose mission he leaves
literally for the uttermost parts of lhe
"Wc shall only hope to extend him
the heartiest of greetings and the
warmest of welcomes nn his return."
Hon. Mr. Foster at once ruse to address the gathering, nnd another
burst of cheering broke nut when he
slepped furwnrd.   Mr. Poster said:
illenlinn uf his audience wilh his
ing sentences nnd  never lost  it
I moment. Despile the defective
die properties uf the Drill Hnll,
wnrd wns distinctly henrd nnd
ue left lill he had finished, lie
frequently interrupted by np-
ie which at limes broke into loud
nnd nfter the meeting there
II general chorus of praise from
id' nil parties.
e platform presented n picture
v seen in Victoria. A full list
use who accepted invitations will
Hind nt the end nf this article
imnug the mini's will be noticed
uf many who have been pruin-
in political circles hostile to the
of wliieh Mr. Poster is such 11
mil ornament.   Rarely, if evor,
plal form been graced by su
men of commanding influence in
pleasing feature uf the meeting
the large attendance of ladies.
3 2,500 present nl least one-third
lenled the fairer sex, nnd the ex-
I seating arrangements enabled
dies nnd their escorts to secure
without  nay   discomfort.   No
were issued for the meeting,
wns free to everyone who pre-
I himself, the doors being open
en o'clock to Indies and nt 7:.'!()
general, public,
en Mr. Foster, accompanied by
iohard McBride, nil the Minis-
if the Provincial Cabinet, and
all the;Members of the local
attire, entered lhe hull ut 8:15
is received with rounds of np-
i and a few minutes afterwards
s introduced lo the meeting by
uiirmun in lhe following words:
airman'8 Introductory Speech
shall not intervene more than n
linutes between this magnificent
ice and the speaker nf the evon-
mt common courtesy demands
bus heen work lo do iu public life
Mr. Foster hus been lo tlie fore. In
1896 he delivered 11 Budget speeeli ul
Ottawa wliieh has become an historical document and which foreshadowed
the unparalleled era uf commercial
prosperity wliieh followed.
"When he first entered public life
the popululi f Canada was about
■1,000,000; ils revenues $30,000,000,
nnd its import und export trade
$200,0(111.(11111. lie bus lived to see the
population doubled, lhe revenues
roach Ihe imposing figure of $125,000,-
000, nnd the trade returns reach
"Mr. Poster's career has developed
nlong* lines wilh which he is perhaps
more familiar than nny other man in
lhe Dominion, lie was one nf ihe
enrliesl advocates of Tariff Reform
nud worthily Fccondo-. the' efforts of
liml greal statesman, Mr. Joseph
Chamberlain. He hus always been a
strong advocate of Imperial Preference, nnd today his remarkable aptitude for dealing wilh financial problems bus naturally forced him into u
position where he is no longer merely
11 Canadian Minister but an Imperial
statesman, lie was the first active
worker in thnl new field of operations
whicii hns been created by the expansion of the Empire and by the com-
mcrcinl necessities of 11 Greater Britain, lie lenves our shores in a few
hours In lnke purl in n series of Im-
perinl Conferences in which the whole
subject of Trude nnd Commerce iu ro-
lntion to the outlying portions of the
Empire will be considered. Cnnndn
hns every confidence in her envoy and
has no shadow of a doubt that his
contribution to the discussion which
must lake place will bc of Ihe highest
value nnd fraught with the most profound consequences.
"Ho goes from n lnnd in which
8,000,000 people live lo one where he
couver not only hns u good deal of
go, but demands a good deal from
lliose who visit it. 1 wus not able to
save as much surplus energy as I
would like to have done for Victoria.
"While 1 have been announced to
address you on 11 certain topic—you
know a preacher can tnke any text,
but does nut bind himself to follow it
absolutely—I cannot promise you
to stick to it.
"First, I will talk a little about
ourselves, and afterwards a little
more abuut the family to which we
belong. That ought to interest us, because we have a good opinion of ourselves, und we ought to have about
our family—provided we do not go
back too far and hunt up our
"After all, the development of life
in one form or another is the most
interesting thing in the world, and is
what interests all classes and all conditions of mind and intellect. We ull
like to watch the child in whom we
have some interest, grow up, see its
ways of development, the step-by-
step process by which it cures its ignorance, and gets at knowledge and
learns its whereabouts nnd surroundings, and sn on into the adult stnte
nml manhood.
The Interest of History
"If that is interesting in thi individual ense, it becomes much more
intensely interesting when we multiply the unit  info the aggregate, nnd
grent privilege und a most interesting
one, to hnve been in nt the birth of
a new nationality and to have been
privileged to watch its growth from
the time that it was horn; and more
than that, tu have had some little
hand in guiding its footsteps, and in
possibly instilling in some way impulses and aims in referenci 10 the
growth and development of the country.
Beginning of Confederation
"1 was 11 boy just old enough to sit
up and take notice, when confederation begun to be talked about in my
native Province of New Brunswick.
My knowledge of geography at that
time was a pretty large knowledge, if
it were tested by Morris' old geography, Hint some of you mny remember. From the first of that book to
the last, I could name every town
that was within the two covers, every
river, every lake and every mountain
peak; what 1 did not know about
geography, tested by what was in
Morris' was not wortli knowing, and
what 1 did not know about geography practically was pretty nearly
the whole thing .(Laughter.) 1
knew very little about it.
"My knowledge of geography was
pretty well confined to New Brunswick. I had heard of the sister Province of Nova Scotia—we got some
apples frnm there and they were
good, and that helped me to remember thai tliere wus 11 beneficent coun-
Governor-General of Canada —Patron of the Over-Seas Club in Canada.
"Mr. Chairman, indies nml gentle- wnlch Ihe
men: I must thank the chairman for nf 11 pen]
the kindly manlier in which he has settled  c
introduced  me to you, nnd  I  must national
thank you who are hero for turning     "Thai
out in such  large numbers und lire- intensely
senting sueh  uu intelligent   front  In il   is 11 g
the speaker.    1  wnnt, after thai, to nlwuys ui
ask you to be ns indulgent us you can may live
be to me,   This is 11 hustling pnrt of spheres I
tlle country, and  I found that Van- lure;    I
steps upwards nml onwards
ile, beginning in n sparsely
ndilion, nnd evolving into
spirntioii nml national life,
is what makes history the
interesting thing it is. So
real privilege, und I shnll
icoiint it so, however long I
nnd iu whatever different
rom Ihis I  mny live in fu-
shnll always account it a
try nearby, 1 had heard of Quebec,
inhabited by Frenchmen; 1 hud also
heard of Ontario, and in a somewhat
distant and reminiscent manner, I
hnd henrd an echo of a Province by
the nnnie of British Columbia, which
wus situated somewhere afar off near
llic Pacific; but I never troubled myself nbout it then.
"Then confederation enme up, und
1 hnve followed the history of the
development of Cuuudu, from that
lime lill now, and have been present
nt all ils phases, and with»you, have
followed it with intense interest and
great delight. Our country of Cannda hus had its periods of development. It commenced away back in
lhe sparsely settled patches and in
the unorganized stretches of country, gradually developed into a crown
colony, when it was controlled entirely from Downing Street, or whatever represented Downing Street in
those days.
Growth of the Dominion
"These grew into responsible provinces, and then these provinces,
four of them, made up the first restricted area of the (Dominion of
Canada under the new confederation,
and then fresh territory was added,
fresh provinces were carved out, until today wc have the wide, opulent
and mighty Dominion. We take millions of sturdy, strong, sensible race,
or aggregation of races, with all the
modern mechanism for transport and
communication and intercourse and
education, religious teaching, scien-
tilic research, schools, colleges, universities, all the adjuncts and all the
accessories of advanced civilization.
All thut time, the onlooker i.-om
abroad was justified in saying what
he did say: 'Why, this all means that
Canada is growing awny from the
Empire, becoming independent, managing her own affairs and resources,
developing into a stronger race, a
stronger aggregation of provinces, and
developing into something like a nationality. Tliere is only one step more,
and thnl will mean separation.' Thut
is what  was said.
Influence of Blood
"But there was another influence
at work, the influence of blood and
race, whicii is stronger nnd more per-
vasive und persistent, nud bus been
so from the dawn of political institutions in this world, and will continue
su as long us the world lasts. (Applause.) Tliere was also the pride
of language and literature instilling
its lessons in the hearts of those who
Then there wns the ever-present
suroness of whnt we needed, protection in our infnutile dnys mid our
younger years; the ever-present siire-
ness of army and navy that was able
lo protect aud defend. (Applause.)
Then, outside of Ihat and intermingling with il were commercial transactions, the commerce which naturally
flowed from the Motherland to the
colonics und back again. Then came
the bonds of financial interests, and
so another tie was added to those
silent bonds. Later came other feelings and thoughts.
"Awny in South Africa, the clouds
of war arose 011 the horizon and till
blare of trumpets bore within Iheir
sound Ihe menace und lhe threat
Ihal British power and prestige would
he driven into the sea. Thai fired
the blood of the people uf Canada
nnd the olher Dominions Oversells.
Our kin drew their resolutions to Un*
poinl, made tlieir exits from tlieir
lnnds, marshalled themselves side by
side, und left some of them Iheir
lives und consecrated many of them
by their blood territory which wus
nlien lo Ihem. but which ever after
will he sacred because of thnl fuel.
Imperial Conference
"Then caine lhe Imperial Confor-
euoos, where men from these Dominions mot iu consultation I'm* Hie good
of their several stntes nml liml of the
Empire. So tliere wus n bond of
counsel, judgment, suggestive help
uud discussion,
"These were Ibe silenl influences
which worked lo draw us together, as
thoso nther influences worked a little
lo draw us apart.
"In the struggle between lhe two,
which huve wnn? We nre nil ghul
In know Hint the centripetal forces
huve triumphed over the centrifugal:
und m proportion, as we got greatoi
freedom, we became more loyal to the
idea of Empire. (Ilour, hear.) The
two. instead of counteracting oach
other, dovetailed,
Throe Courses Open
"There were three   courses    whicli
this young people, so welded together, The WEEK, with which is IncorporatedJjtheJWeek-End
Victoiia, March, 1,
found before them. There was the
policy of absorption in the great
country to the soutli, with its tremendous magnet of attraction operating;
in so many ways. There were advocates of that step in tllis country,
mure advocates of it in other countries, ami, 1 am ashamed to say, some
people in the Motherland, that would
have seen that take place and never
turn a hair. Canada was saved from
that, first by the instinct of preservation.
Protest Against Absorption
"She looked on absorption us a going out of individual and corporate
existence, did not like il, and made
this protest against it. Besides all
the other circumstances which led to
Honorary President, Victoria Branch
Over-Seas Club.
confederation was this, arising out of
the refusal to renew the old reciprocity treaty or make another, that an
attempt was being made by the
United States to incline Canada by
way of partial compulsion, lo sucli
absorption. It was in protest against
that pressure that the farseeing men
uf confederation days were driven into building the units into uue strong
body.   (Cheers.)
"That wus Canada's lirst recorded
protest against absorption, The next
come in 1873 and 1874, and by the
year 1878 it bad developed national
proportions. It was a Dominion question. It became known as the national policy, and it wus in reality
the protest of the people against industrial absorption into the country
In the south of ns. And it has never
been effected.
"I'u the years 18(11 and 1011 when
the question of commercial absorption wus raised, the protest was repealed with added emphasis. These
protests had underlying Ihem the
tenacity of lliesc northern people to
be themselves, and to live their own
lives. (Applause.) They did not
intend to submit to political, industrial or commercial absorption. They
may have been wrong, but 1 think
' that it was a lovenblc trait in any
man to lie wrong under such circumstances. So thnt today among the
deadest of dead issues there is the
corpse, or lhe nightmare, or the will-
o'-the-wisp of absorption into the
country to the south of us.
No Sentiment for Independence
"There wus another course open. It
wns lhe course of independence.
Would they cut loose from Cu-cnt
Britain nnd proclaim themselves a republic? We bad kindly advisors who
said we were too old to hang onto our
mother's apron strings; thai we
slniiild puddle our own canoe and
run our own ship, and so on; but none
of them were entirely disinterested.
Anyway the advice was not taken,
nnd I think we may all conclude that
independence was never much of an
issue in Ibis country. And why?
Well, for two reasons: First, because
of the wide freedom tbat wns conferred ii |ton us by the Mother Country in tlie management of our own
affairs; and second, the part of protector liml site bits nhvnys plnyed on
our behalf. These two tilings, together with tho strung common sense
wliieh t think Canada has always possessed in n large measure, mnde it impossible for nny propaganda in favor
uf independence to be worth the
"The common sense of the country
said we nre independent now; wc nre
ns free ns we need be. We hnve lhe
substance now. Suppose we cut loose
from the Mother Country ami set up
an independent Canada, would we
have the substance or the shadow','
And the common sense of Cnnndn
answered Hint question ul Hie very
moment it wns put. It would have
mennt no independence fur Cnnndn.
Over us would hnve been Ibe shadow
of impending menace, and in our consciousness would have been the feeling thnt we would not be powerful
enough to wnrd it off| I myself bad
something to do witli two fisheries
questions, one ou Ibe Atlantic seaboard und the other mi Ibe Pueiflc,
between Cnnndn und the United
Stntes, nnd 1 know Hint our contention was accorded the courteous
bearing that il received not because
it was Canada Ihat was concerned,
but because the prestige of Great
Britain with nil ils diplomatic power
wns behind us. Today, 1 say, independence is luid nwny in the limbo nf
forgotten and dead issues in this
country.    (Lnnd cheers.)
The Third Alternative
"Within the Empire"
"What remains! There is another
alternative. It is the iden thnt is in
my text, 'Canada Within the Empire.' That remains. I do not like
to hear uny man—nnd I do not cure
how big or bow small he is—say:
'Yes, we will be allies of (treat Britain.' They must be powerful nations in themselves who ally themselves with (ireat Britain. 1 like
nllies. Tbey are useful and beneficial
commercially und politically. Japan
is un ally of Clrenl Britain, nnd so is
I'Yunce, und there ure useful virtues
iu these nllinnces; bill 1 never like to
thing Hint Canada und Australia ami
Sunlit Africa nud New Zealand will
ever gel into the position of being
nllies of Grent Britain.
"So I force on your attention with
all strength Ihat Canada's destiny
lies in developing herself within and
ns purt of the great Empire in whose
family she wns born. (Cheers.) Thnt
iden early began to be attractive to
the people of this country, more and
more so as their national life grew
und developed.
Growth of National Spirit
"The luck ot the spirit of lnitinn-
liood was a great luck in earlier nays,
but as we got acquainted one with
the other that spirit became developed. It wus the great organization
and persistent work of those earlier
days i'iat guve a chance for this
spirit to grow, and for us to learn Uie
excellencies of tlie peoples of the
several parts of the federation.
"As this national spirit grew, so
grew tlie attractiveness of what we
may cull the Imperial iden. (Hear,
"To speak of the geographical
position of Canada, I would point out
that she stands with two greut front
doors to the world, one opening en ull
the enterprise, development, strength,
skill and capital of Europe; the other
upon the mighty East, now awakening frnm a long sleep, and with possibilities that will place it side by side
with lhe older countries in the sense
of development.
"We all have an idea, bill few of
us an adequate one, of what changes
nre coming when n continent is cut in
half, what commercial nnd economic
readjustments must be made. Hern
stands Canada, with her doors open
on either side, right on the great cen-
trnl highway of the world's commerce
—on the shortest and safest route
of travel; on n highway to be trodden by infinitely greater numbers of
passengers in Hie future, to be coursed with an infinitely greater volume
of traffic J she stands there in that
commanding position, secure in tlie
knowledge of her resources and her
strength.   (Cheers.)
"How beautifully Canada's destiny,
nationality nnd imperially, fits in at
Ihis specific time in the world's history, when she finds herself in tlie
full Hush of national life securing a
plnce in the world's work, stepping
mil into it, drawing ambition und impulse from it and from the call of
imagination which makes grent men
and makes greal countries us well.
"I suppose you think 1 have como
to the conclusion thut Canada has
sullied down tn her destiny within the
Empire, Well, it is a great thing. A
mnn must know where lie is going In
before be enn expect to follow a
straight course; und when Cuuudu
stupped wobbling on tho line of absorption into the United Slnles and
likewise slopped wobbling ill regard
In independence, she started out upon
n slruighter course, And now we have
settled down, so to speak, it is our
first business lo take stock of the
estate of which weiarc a party in Hie
capacity of owners and shareholders.
I want I" impress tllis upon you. We
tl I   try enough to visualise or
photograph before.ourselves this immense Empire of which we form a
purl. We ought to do it more nnd
mnre. For instance, when I meet nn
Australian 1 sidle up to him. He is
nenrer In me now because we belong
tn sister Dominions, That is the way
it works. I would not have thought
of doing so before.
Responsibilities of Empire
"Let us consider what is the Empire. We all have un iden Hint it is a
big thing. Try and grasp that its
area today is 11,900,000 square miles,
or pretty well a quarter of this old
globe of ours; and its people, all over
Hie many widely scattered portions, is
•11111,1100,110(1, or about n fourth of the
peoples of the earth. It is a big thing,
but il is a bigger thing when you
cnnie to Ihink of it. Think of Canada,
wilh ils 8,000,000 people and so
ninny millions of ncres under cultivation und its illimitable stretches undeveloped, even though it lies within
organized districts.
"Of all thnl population, 43,000,000
are British in the United Kingdom
and 15,000,000 British in (lie Overseas oiiiinions, 60,000,(100 in all of
Britisli or nearly-allied British stock
to maintain British standards und
ideals over un nren nearly one-fourth
of the world. We must not let a
Briton die. (Hear, hear.) We must
deal with lhe dispersion nnd loss of
British blood und Britisli power
through emigration directed into long
channels und nllowed lo flow into
alien lands.
"Look ut it in another sense—Hint
nf the variety nf productivity, of soil,
of the needs nf the peoples within
the Empire. Should wc not be
organizing, be up nnd doing, to de-
velop within Ihis wide-Hung estnte of
ours the production of ivhal we need,
and, while doing thnt, lo add to the
population, development and wealth of
Ibe British Empire itself?
Look at the Empire!
"There is n field for the greatest
statesmanship ami widest and strongest endeavor. 1* -addition to pro-
diicliiiii, there is the question of distribution, another wide field for enterprise.
"Look at the Empire, with its
navy, its mnny ccnlures of experience,
its command of ull the sens, nnd you
see that no nation, no combination of
nations, has the unique position of
profiting from this trade as we have
through llic different parts of the
Umpire, ll is a wonderful Empire
Hint we hnve, our own estnte, nnd it
is for us, the men nnd women of
this century, to see Hint the estnte
is brought under cultivation.
"It is n noble thing for Englishmen, Irishmen and Scotchmen nnd Ca-
that line. Let us co-operate to make
the routes of commerce easier and
better thnn they are. In the matter
of cable communication the same
thing is true. Is tliere not an opportunity for co-operation in the matter of Atlantic cubic systems?
"Then tliere is whnt you muy call
sympathetic legislation. 1 was surprised in the course of the sittings I
attended in London to see the number
of useless hindrances there are to the
doing of business between the different parts of the Empire. There
is an opportunity to get together and
wipe these hindrances out.
Preferential Tariffs
"There is the matter of preference.
If the British do not like to offer il,
well nnd good. I told them that we
offer it; und though lhey muy refuse
it. still we offer it. They may get so
used to the medicine, even when il
goes down u different gullet thnn
their own, Hint the time muy come
when they will tnke it willingly.
"At this present lime, there is nol
n British country on the fnce of the
globe, witli the exception nf two or
three unimportant rocks in the vicinity of some foreign countries (laughter) wliieh are not now taken into
the Canadian brotherhood, and mude
participators in our British preference. That is a remarkable fuel, and
1 nm proud of it. (Applause.) All of
them have been invited lo send their
goods to our markets, uud when they
come here they get the benefit of the
British preference. Thnt lins been
necoinplished within u comparatively
few years. Thai is progress, and progress  in  the direction I  mn  endea-
ditions which nre liveable, but which  «s a member of the Trnde Co|
I  do not tliink enn be compared to sion.
the conditions in Canada; watch him     In reference to Mr. Foster's!
for u single month, 1 say, and then  to the South, Sir Richard snid:|
uve it from Mr. Foster's lipj
lie is deeply sensible of the <l
lp    ■
H ^v^-tiB
_____^_______n_l_ ~_m
_______ -L-i^BC. ■^_\r_iS________l
First President of the Over-Seas Club.
come and look me in the face and tell
me  honestly  if you   can:  Are  you
willing Hint he should continue to I unity for closer contact commei
bear the whole brunt of the protec-  with Australia, and from this w
lion of the Empire, Cnnndn included,  conclude  Unit   when  he  retur
while you go seot free?   You know   will have a commercial treat;
you are not.    (Loud applause.) that section of tlie Empire th
"Vour manhood rebels against thnt.  help us muoh in tlie greut work
Vour selfishness mny silence thnt re-   us of cementing the Empire,
hellion for a while, but in the night      "We nre daily brought intoj
watches, when you think on the in-  touch  with  the  Southern  Dor
junction   to  love  your  neighbor  as  and every effort to thnt end w
yourself, you hnve to make up your  questionably hnve behind it the
mind thnt yuu eunnot throw the whole   '""us support of Ihis part ofl
burden on him.   Vou do not wnnt tn   ada—and   I   Ihink  thut ill son|
do it.    (Cries of "No!")
" I inistnko lhe people of Canada if
lhey have not passed Hint milestone—
nml passed il forever.   (Cheers.)
Defence is Insurance
"There is uo politics in this meeting, nnd I cannot go as far as perhaps 1. would like to. But I would
call your nl tention to the fact Hint
when you have n home you du not
sleep easily unless you know it is insured, uud insured in a cuiupauy that
is sound.
"You do not want n shiuii insurance. Apply thnt to the defence of
Canada. Some say Cnnuiln should du
lhe whole thing.   Brave words, but a
very  unsound conclusion.    She does  SIE MOHARD McBRIDE, K.O|
nol waul u Heel  thai  is nothing but Honor-"'y President, Victoria
n sliuiii. Over-Seas Club
"There is a great naval power of  ■—
the world, Greut Britain. She bus spects we enn speak with antl
been a naval power for a thousuud f°r the whole Dominion. There!
years; brought up on the salt brine, more enthusiastic, more enel
with the atmosphere of the sea al- u'ore courageous missionary ol
ways on her lips and the spirit of Empire than Mr. Foster." (Ch!
adventure always in her veins. For Hon. E. G. Prior seconded thel
n thousand years she has built und lution, which wns adopted i|
sailed ships, and has the advantage mously.
of centuries of experience. She bus a Among those who had seats o|
mighty fleet and protects lhe whole platform were the following:
Umpire with it. -What need is tliere Sir Richard McBride, PromieJ
for Cnnndn or any other Dominion lo B.C., Hon. Edgar Dewdney, HoT
build n licet to protect themselves ab- G- Prior, Hon. W. J. Bowser,
solutely? Jt is a waste of money, u ney-QenoralJ Hon. W. H. ItossJ
wnsle of Heels—und a wasle of ideas ister ut Lnnds; lion. D. M. F.l
lo dwell uu thnt for nny time nt Speaker ut the lluuse; Hon. Tl|
Canada's Contribution
"What Canada should nsk herself
Taylor, Minister of Public Wl
Hon. Dr. Young, Minister of E|
lion; lion. A.  E. McPhillips,
is how she enn best utilize Hint skill tlei11 of.lll° Cul"leil; Jl,in. I'ric
und experience so ns to mnke the
lleet secure against all possible comers, and sn ns to give protection, not
only In ourselves, but to ull the Empire nt lnrge. Thut is Iho question.
Of course, some people will sny Hint
we are going tu pay tribute for ever
mid ever, nnd Unit we are mil going
to huve Cunadittii ships, manned by
Minister   of   Agriculture
Finance; Mr. .1. L. Beckwith,
Dupont, Mr. George .toy, Jir. ll
Perry,  President  of   the    Cun|
Club; Mr, C. II. Lugrin, Mr. 11. i
Behnsen,   M.P.P.,   Mr.   Fred   Dl
M.P.P., Jh*. II. B. Thomson, All
•Mr 11. 11. Walson, M.P.P., Mr. .
B. McGowan, M.P.P., Jir. A. Ill
Canadians, nml so forth.    But thut 0"u'0* M*1'*1'*- Mr. C. F. Tisdnll
P.P., Jir. E. Miller, Jl.l'.l', Ml
niidians, New Zealanders, South
Africanders, nnd Australians and nil
the other peoples of the Empire to
join forces nnd unite efforts to stand
straight, shuii'.der to shoulder, i'l the
organization nud development ot this
gient Empire around the world.
"Suppose yon agree with me in
thut you may nsk nlong which line it
is proposed we shnll proceed. Thnt
is where n grent many people bulk.
They sny you will cnuse u revolution that, will end in confusion worse
Hum the beginning. Jly uiiswer is to
proceed nlong the lines upon whicli
we hnve been proceeding for the lnst
ten or twenty yenrs. Thnl is no revolution nnd no wrench. It is simply
doing systematically whnt we hnve
been doing.
"The next step is to co-operate on
all the true and well-defined Imperial
lines, which ure fnr nbove the peculiarities uf provinces. For instance
let me mention two great things that
should be considered in this way,
both of which affect the interests of
Canada most vitally. These are the
lilies of trade and of defence. On
these two lines we can have Imperial
co-operation ami I think work out
much of what I have been pleading
for this night. The question of
tariffs need not be interfered with.
Let Great Britain remain free if its
people desire it so nnd let Australia
nnd Soutli Africa mid the olher parts
of Hie Empire preserve their individual systems if they care lo; thnt
will not nocesarily nffeel lhe idea
of imperial co-operation.
"In the mntter of trnde communication between the different parts of
the Empire hnve wc nil one ought
to hnve 1 There enn be no trouble between protection nnd free trnde nlong
voring to indicate us lhe right direction.
Naval Defence
"One word more, and liml is on
the line of defence. I urn thankful,
exceedingly thankful, nnd I do not believe that I do olher than ecno the
feeling of: every true British nnd Cnnndinu subject—when I sny thnl nl
lust the reproach is lifted from Canada that we are doing nothing serviceable towards lhe defence of the
Empire on the sen. Vou may differ
wilh me ns lo methods, nnd ench mnn
mny liuve bis own views nml hnvo
them respected by the olher in the
belief thnl they nre honestly held,
but this wide Empire through, no
mutter whal my views nre or yours,
within this lnst three months, there
bus gone u message which relieves
Cnnndn from the obloquy uf doing
nothing for lhe defence of the Empire.    (Loud applause.)
"Too long she lay under that, too
long to satisfy her own self-respect,
too long tu satisfy the wishes and
the aspirations of the sister colonies,
and to long to satisfy the patient, uncomplaining taxpayer in the United
Kingdom, You men here in Cnnndn,
witb one of the finest countries in
Ibe world, with no burs before you
that you cannot leap over if you have
n purpose to dn su, not shut up behind
burs und customs nnd circumstances
which tnke nil the hope out of you
nnd leave you n nerveless member of
the community; you in Cnnndn who
dress well und get gooil wages, go
over to Ibe United Kingdom and
watch lhe British laborer in the
mines, in the factory, ou the street,
wherever you mny Hud him, nnd see
hiin paying oui from his hardly-earned wages for your defence—nnd not
high nt Hint—see him in his true enn-
tlues not follow nt nil.    Whnt .1 nsk
for is a common-sense solution of the """son, Jl.l'.l'., Jir. W. Mans
problem.   Let us sit down and confer '.'•''•' llr- w- •'• Manson, M.P.f
witli  the  British  Admiralty, as lias
been done, nnd find out whnt is neees-
snry, then tote up your own contribu- '""• M-P.P., Jir. F, .1. MuoKJ
tion to thnt; and, whether there .is JI*l'-1>-» Mr. W. II. Hayward, If
need uud nn emergency tor quick nc- Mlerman MoCnndless, Abt
tion, nnd if su put your effort where '"cason, Alderninn Dilworth, _j
it will most speedily eventuate in
strengthening the forces of the protecting fieet.
"When you have done that, confer
with   the  British Government again ''hillipps-Wolly, JU*. J. A. Mar
und find out whnt co-operative plan l\  -^   Schofield,   M.P.P.,. Jir.
there is that will enable Australia and
Canada und lhe nther Overseas Do-
inininns lu contribute Iheir quota to
tho  strengthening   uf   the  Imperial  "'0|l w'tli flowers arranged by
lleet—that quota to include, not only  •""• S. Duy, uf the Daughters t
n ey, bul ships aud men, yes, Caun-  Empire.    The buck of the pla
dian courage nnd bravery us well.
(Applause.) I hnve uo four Hint iu
Ihis system to be evolved the aspirations of Cnundinns to be personally
und bodily intorsted ns n country nnd '"'"■
ns men iu the greal Empire lleet will
ever be crushed out or will fail to be DOMINION SPEED LIM!
"No man has a warrant for saying     -Motor ears will not be pen:
that thai policy of contribution is the to increase Iheir speed or to
only policy of the Government and fnstol,   lh.ul   ,lino miles „„ ,.„■
that  we propose  to  curry  out  Hint   *,.        ,   ... ,,,.., .1
principle alone. 0ltlos "ml vlllnges' "nd llltcen mil
That is as far as I cun go without U0U1' '" llle country districts iu|
being* political; that far it is neces- lul'1- Tllis wns decided on bl
snry to go, because I think the ex- lowor -lousoi wllen il acceptel
pression of the idea that it is the niiioiiduient to the Government ll
Government's eulire policy to adopt proposed by Mr. Mackenzie, wll
Ihal principle should bo contradicted. clural ll|nl he withdrew the elnnl
Only one purt of the policy of the thorizing an increase of speed iftl
Canadian Government is before the lo fifteen miles an hour, and il
people. It is to be followed by an- country to twenty-live miles iinf
other, und thnt other subject to the hi deference lo public opinioi
approval of the people themselves.'
(Loud cheers,)
Resolution Proposed by the Premier
I. Hunter, Mr. A. G. Sargison!
A. E. Show, Jl.l'.l'., .Mr. Cartel
an Cuthbert, Jir I,, Tuit, 1'reJ
of the Conservative Association!
Richard Dull, Vice-President o|
Overseas     Club;     Captain
Slmllcross, President of the Bo.
The platform was tastefully
wns draped with Iho British nn|
nndian lings.
During  the  evening   Miss
Munroe snug u very effective
protests whicii hud been forwnri
the Government.    The effect
amendment is the existing spec
Sir Kichnrd McBride proposed the ",latio"   ™"ai,ls   ™°*>'>"S<"-!
clnuses which remain in the bill
lute the approach of a motor
street car whicli is standing st
Inking ou or letting off pnsse
following resolution:
"Resolved, thnl this mass meeting
of the citizens of Victoria desires to
tender its hearty thanks to the Hon.
George Eiiltis Foster for the able and llle moto1' c,u' ■m,st not Pllss tt !
statesmanlike address which he has '"8 oar.   The bill also provides
delivered    tonight,    and wishes him auitlieipalilies mny set aside c
God-speed on  his voyage round the roadways on whicli motor enn
world and a successful issue to liis l,,|lvel nt n higher speed for tht
high imperial mission." pose uf trial trips or tosts.
In   spooking  lu  Ihis  the  Premier * *	
expressed   the   appreciation   of   all A dividend of l'/o per cent pi
British Columbians at the choice of March 1st, bus been declared b
Mr. Foster us Minister of Trade nnd Granby Consolidated Mining,
Commerce   in   Ihe   Federal  Govern- ing & Power Compnny.   The f
ment, uud spoke highly of his services dividend wns 1 per cent. Victoria, March 1,1913
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review
Page Seven
Motoring and Good Roads
WHEN Caesar took an eastward range of her safe or convenient oper- and, if he is conscientious,
.__._, ■!{__ -nnl     mnU      n«„     »_>nm_,___.l
behind the steering wheel of cars that your particular case   before
not many months ago were beyond the mending; the car  for   your
ride,        ___,_„_._
And grabbed the Gauls for Rome;
What was the first thing that he did,
To make them feel at home?
| Did he increase the people's loads
And liberty forbid?
| No, he dug in and built good roads—
That's what old Caesar did.
| Did Caesar put the iron heel
Upon the foeman's breast?
| Or did he try to make them feel,
That Roman rule was best?
I What did he do to make them glad
He'd come their midst amid?
|He built good roads in place of bad,
That's what old Caesar did.
| He built good roads from hill to hill,
Good roads from vale to vale;
| He ran a good roads movement,
Till old Rome got all the kale.
I He told the folks to buy at home,
Build roads their hills amid;
I Until all roads led unto Rome,
That's what old Caesar did.
|lt any men would make their town
The Center of the Map;
 [he will
ation. not make  any recommendations be-
Many a woman, as every motorist fore he has made a thorough investi-
knows, is a first-class driver; cool in gation of the service demanded and
emergencies, delicate in her control of has first satisfied himself from his
the car and above all courteous and own experience and knowledge as to
considerate on the road. If she ex- the grade of vehicle required,
hibits a compunction  about   killing Many Important Items
chickens and dogs, that can only be One must not get the idea that the
set down as an excellent fault. Cer- load and driver mean everything,
tain it is that he who drives a motor While it is true that they are the
car may expect to meet her who does most important features in the siic-
likewise in growing numbers.
one 6-cylinder 6-passenger Peerless
torpedo "48," one C-cylinder 7-
passenger Hudson, two Hudson taxis
(the first real taxis in town), a whole
new carload of Hupmobiles, and a
Chase truck. The Peerless went to a
wealthy prairie man who is settling
here; the truck to the Wet Wash
Among the accessories carried by
Mr. Burman are such leaders as Fisk
and Firestone tires, Klaxon horns,
Buckeye bumpers, Stewart speedometers, Kellogg four-cylinder air-
pumps, Hartford shock-absorbers,
Gabriel rebound snubbers, etc. Many
owners have taken advantage of the
guaranteed fireproof storage offered
and the building is practically full
from roof to ground. Mr. Burmam
aud Mr. Tracksell showed their faith
™r"'°J in Victoria by building a splendid and
permanent structure, a credit to the
world's best motor rows, here; and
it is only right that their expectations
should be fulfilled, as they are being.
"This piece of lace on my dress is
over fifty years old."
"It's beautiful. Did you make it
By L. H. Rose.
|HE HISTORY of the automobile manufacturing, from the
days of the then so-called
dreamer to the present, where it
stands as one of the leading industries
of Hie world, tells a story of development and progress almost without precedent. I mean by this, not
entirely from the standpoint of its
phenomenal and continued growth,
but, also, for the precedents this industry has established and maintain-
Uncle—I  understand  that  Young
cess or failure of a truck, yet such Bl,mvn is utterly ruined by la.
things    as    tire   equipment, size of j;on
Niece—How lucky that we agreed
to keep our engagement secret.
a iic uc.iu*..  _l  uua _.~~_., ______■_■    _________n____m
Where folks would come and settle ed> some of 'hem entirely contrary to
all  former  accepted  standards  and
And live in plenty's lap—
|lf any town its own abodes
Of poverty would rid;
|]_et it get out and build good roads,
Just like old Caesar did,
—Town Orier.
principles where the manufacture of
a product has assumed the proportions of the automobile output of today. I refer particularly to the new
standard of price which the automobile has set for a pleasure and business convenience as compared with
the horse-drawn vehicle, which they
wheels, balance of the load (whether
to carry it forward or to the rear),
chain and shaft drive (whether propelled by electricity or gasoline), and
a number of other details all enter
into the selections, and their efficiency varies with the conditions under which the truck is to be used.
Another feature which is realized
by comparatively few is that in installing trucks one of the greatest advantages is to standardize. It is a
great mistake to do as so many firms
have done in the past, buy trucks of
two or three different makes with the
idea that they, in this way, have an
opportunity to observe the operation
of the different cars, all of which is
very true, but decidedly expensive,
and all of whicii can be done by
proper investigation without the investment. Where the trucking equipment is standardized, they have the
advantage of carrying a nominal stock
of extra parts, such as wheels, tires,
etc., and, also, the added advantage
beats anything you ever used.
You don't need to believe this—
prove it for yourself.
Spragge & <3o.
710 Caledonia Ave.
Old Esquimalt Road.
Phone 1044
!:"™^.!!"i!^r^'!!!!;l'1;!!!.1'.!,.'d,n!! th«t any one of their drivers is fa-
miliar and competent to turn from one
truck to another without any incon
Keep Own Trucks
Once a firm has its equipment, even
though it is only one truck, there is
no reason why they should not arrange to stable, or iu the terms of
the automobile, garage and take care
IN PROPORTION to the motoring maintaining of an industry of this
population, it is safe to say that s'm »P°» " strictly cash basis, this
Victoria has ns many or more women hitter fact in my opinion being one
drivers than any other Canadian city; of the greatest factors contributing
and we gladly admit that their •" **s remarkable success,
"usurpation" of n   Held    dormerly Almost a Necessity
considered   one  fur masculine effort     The    automobile    wns    originally
mly, hns been a peaceable one; and looked upon as a luxury for the rich,
■the women drivers have disproved the hut    this   was for a comparatively
iontentions  uf a  jealous  lesser sex short period, as its utility in all lines "»',,-   .     ,   .,        ,       .,
,.   . ,, ni rn *.-      » i    ■ ii      ,   , ot this truck themselves the same as
hat they would be unreliable, erratic, ot business was apparent almost at .,     ,       ,,  .   , ,   . ,
, .ini ,, ■ i       i i i • 1 ii        ,ii they have their horses, but here again
ind prune to "blow up" iu an emer- once und needed but the natural de- . . ,     ,. ,        ' ,f
„„      , ro  i     i a       _       c   l-      a        a  -a ls a Po"" which a good mnny firms
lencv.    I bev have proven unqualified velupinont and perfecting to put it .. ., ,        ,.      ,,. ,.      ,,   , ,'
' ,     „ ' .   '    ..   .    .   '        ,      _ tail lu realize, thinking that because
accesses as chauffeurs, where  it is today—almost a  neces- ,,  *   , ,      .°      .
.. their touring car has been kept at a
Heretofore, however, women have slty- garage the truck should be.   This is
round considerable difficulty to be at-     I have called attention briefly to exponse  entirely  unnecessary.    The
Inched to the labor of starting their the above to supplement the follow- lneehanism of trucks is* not nearly so
lars.    This year has seen a number ing remarks bearing on the efficiency sensitive as that of a touring ear, and
■if automobile innovations which make of the motor truck today. the driver who is competent to handle
Ihem more than ever available for the "Taken For Granted" trucks is also competent to take care
Ivoinun who drives her own car. Chief     Unfortunately, the motor truck has of same.   If he is not, tlien he is not
these mny be named the self- been tnken for granted, so to speak, a desirable man to handle a truck.
I tarter, that really starts the motor, by most manufacturers rather than 	
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it the roadster in big six belonging horse-drawn  truck   would,   and  the
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The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, March 1,1913
Mr. C. J. V. Spratt and Mr. E. A.
Brammcr have left town on a short
visit to the Old Country.
Dr. C. R. Richards left on Friday
hist by the Northern Pacific on a trip
to Spokane.
Dr. and Mrs. Eric Perkins havc
taken up tlieir residence at Glenshiel
Mr. and Mrs. Bagshawe are recent
arrivals from the Old Country nnd
ure at present staying at the Ritz
Hotel. They hope to make their future home here.
Miss Rey, from Duncan, lias been
staying in the city, and was a guest
at the Dominion Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Strickland,
who have been visiting Mr. J. B.
Greaves, of this city, have returned
to their home in Vancouver.
drawing-room entertainments in the
West End.
"Bag" Commands Attention
"However inattentive a fashionable
audience may he when a tenor with a
world-wide repntaion or the greatest
virtuoso of the violin is entertaining
them with the finest classical music,
the first few chords of a rag-time
melody command instant attention,
and, in some curious way, make everybody immediately guy," he suid to a
representative, "II: is. I think, Ihe
lilt of the music, which is always
written in a measure which listeners
can accompany by snapping the Angers or swaying the shoulders. The
music laughs at the people, and they
laugh back again. Not even the most
distinguished people of the highest social standing are proof against its
curious appeal. They can not resist
the temptation to sway with the musie
—not only young people, but the elders as well.
Syncopation Sways Them
"At a reception    given   by    the
Duchess of Marlborough, at her Cur-
ziin slrcet mansion, the rag-time melodies set everybody gently swaying to |
Iheir lilt.   1 could see through the corner of my eye as I sat at the piano I
that  everybody  was  listening hard,
and such encouragement urges one to |
do one's best.   The more enthusiasm
I put into it the more lhe Indies and
Items for the society and personal
department should be in the hands of
the Society Editor not later then
Wednesday noon. Call up 1283, or address "Society Editor, The Week,
AMONG this week's hostesses
was Mrs. Henry Pearce, of Oak
Bay, who has been residing in
Victoria for the past few years and
who left during the latter part of the
week for a trip to England, accompanied by Mr. Pearce and Miss Peggy
Pearce.   They intend to he away for
about a year.
*   *   •
Those who were lucky enough to secure seats for Lewis Waller at the
Victoria Theatre last week when he
introduced that charming play "A
Marriage of Convenience," may be
thought fortunate as no actor hns yet
been in Victoria, who received such
applause, and has been so much appreciated.
An interesting wedding took plnce
on Wednesday, March 10th, in St.
Paul's    Church,    Vancouver,    B.C.,
Mrs. Alexis Martin Hostess of
Bridge and Tea
Mrs. Alexis Martin was hostess during the week of a smart bridge and
ten. Among the numerous guests
wcre: Mrs. Butchart, Miss Butchart,
Miss W. Todd, Mrs. Douglas Hunter,
Mrs. Hurry Pooley, Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir, Miss Eberts, Mrs. T. S. Gore,
Mrs. Kirkbride, Mrs. Bernard Heis-
tormnn, Mrs. L. Genge, Mrs. Curtis
Sampson, Mrs. Geo. Johnston, Mrs. R.
Monteith, Miss Mason, Mrs. E. V:
Bodwell, Mrs. Alister Robertson, Miss
Utile, Miss Jessie Prior, Mrs. E. A.
Thomas, Miss B. Bodwell, Miss
Phyllis Mason and Mrs. J. W. Ambery.
Miss Bodwell Hostess at Informal
Miss Brownie Bodwell, Rockland
Avenue, entertained a number of her
friends at a small dinner and dance
on St. Valentine's night. Some of
those present were: Miss Prior, Miss
Lucy Little, Miss Gladys Pitts, Miss
Macdonald, Miss Annie Macdonald,
Miss Nation, Miss Irene Ross, and
the Messrs. Morten Mason, Chalmers.
B.    Irving,    D.    Trewartha    James,
Scene From "A Night Out," May Robson's Latest Starring Vehicle, at
the Victoria Theatre, Monday Evening.
when Rev. F. A. P. Chadwick united
in marriage Mr. Angus Graeme Mercer, third son of Colonel C. A. Mercer, late of the Indian army, and
Mrs. Mercer, Belgravc House, Dover,
England, and Margaret Laura Dufferin Matthews, only daughter of the
late Mr. Mark Reginald Mat thews,
Corbar Tower, Buxton, Derbyshire,
and Mrs. Mntthews of Vancouver.
The bride, who wore her travelling
costume of white serge with large
white plumed lint, und carried a bouquet of bride's roses, wns given away
by her brother, Mr. H. Alcoclc Mntthews. She wns attended hy her cousin, Miss Winifred Griibb, of Victoria, who was gowned in grey cloth
with a large blue bat veiled with
grey nnd trimmed with a wreath of
pink nnd blue rose buds. Mr, Charles
Mercer, the bridegroom's brother, undertook the duties of hest man.
After lhe wedding ceremony a wedding breakfast wns served at the residence of Mrs. J. G. Wilson, Blenheim Court, thc rooms being tastefully adorned with daffodils, narcissus
and greenery.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Mercer afterwards
left for thc Sound Cities, the bride
travelling in a smart navy blue tailored suit with n largo blnck hul trimmed with navy blue und green silk.
They iniend making their future
home at Coquitlam.
A great many very lieniilifid gifts
wcre received, both lhe bride und
groom being very well known. The
bridegroom's gift t" the bride wus u
diamond anil sapphire ring, and to
the bridesmaid a pearl and turquoise
Carewe Martin and others.
Mrs. Henry Pearce's Farewell Tea
Mrs. llenry Pearce, Oak Bny, who
left on Thursday last for a year's
visit to England, gave a farewell len
to her many friends at the Empress
Hotel ou last Tuesday afternoon.
Tea was served in the diningroom,
which was set aside for the occasion,
smull tables being placed nhout the
room for the convenience of the
guests. JIrs. Pearce received her
guests in u becoming costume of grey
relieved by I ouches of old rose, with
a large grey hat with old rose colored
osprey. Among the guests wcre: Mrs.
E. G. Prior, Miss Prior, Mrs. Little,
Miss Little, Mrs. Fred Peters, Mrs. J.
Fiiidmes, Mrs. Mills, Airs. R. Nelson,
Mrs. Eberts, Miss Eberts, Miss Mabel
Eberts, JIrs. Heisterman, Mrs. Bernard Heisterman, Jliss Heisterman,
Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. D. Twigg, Mrs.
A. Dumbleton, JIrs. Victor Eliot,
JIrs. Walter Lnngley, Miss Dodwell,
Mrs. Hasell, Jliss Pitts, Jliss Marion
Pitts, Jliss Gladys Pitts, Jliss N. Dupont, Mrs. Foulkes, Jlrs. Shallcross,
JIrs. Grilliths, Mrs. Stunrt Robertson,
JIrs. Stevenson, Jliss Mason, JIrs.
Geo. Johnston, JIrs. E. V. Bodwell,
Jliss Bodwell, JIrs. Peter Lampman,
Mrs. Biggerstaff Wilson, JIrs. Joseph
Wilson, Jlrs. Henry Heisterman, Mrs.
Rithet, Mrs. Lawrence Genge, JIrs.
Hebden  Gillespie,  Jlrs.   Rattenbury,
Jlrs. (libs Mrs. Watson, Jlrs. N. T.
Burdick, JIrs. Herrick McGregor,
Mrs. R. fl. Monteith, Mrs. Robert
Roavon, Mrs. lingo Beaven, Jlrs.
Kirkbride, Mrs. 0. AI. Jones. Ihe
Misses Jones, Aliss Peggy AlcBride,
JIrs. E, E. Blackwood, JIrs. C. Payne,
Mrs. B. Tye, Airs. McCallum, JIrs.
Campbell McCallum, Jliss McCallum
and others.
Mrs. John Sampson has returned to
her home at Cadboro Bay after a visit
of some weeks spent with friends in
Chilliwack, B. C.
Airs. Peagram, of Vancouver, has
returned home after a pleasant holiday with friends here.
Airs. G. L. Courtney has returned
from a visit -to Vancouver.
Mrs. Edmund Senkler was a visitor
to the Capitnl lnst week from Vancouver.
Mr. Alice, from Vancouver, paid a
flying visit to Victoria lnst week.
Aliss Muriel Langley has left town
on a visit to Oakland, California. She
will be nwny some months.
Mr. nnd Airs. J. B. Girdwood, who
huve been spending the past month
in town, have returned to their home
at Cowichan Lake.  "
The marriage of Jir. Frank Proctor, of Fraser Lake, to JIrs. F. M.
Twigg, of this city, took place recently ut the residence of Rev. W. L.
Clay, Linden Avenue.
Airs. JI. Young bus left on un extended visit to Southern California.
Air. G. F. Baldwin, of Vnncouver,
has returned home after visiting in
Colonel nnd Airs. Andrew Haggard,
from Cowichnu Luke, were in town
for n duy or so lnst week on their
wny to stay with friends in New
Jlrs. John Poff, of Vancouver, was
a guest at the Empress Hotel last
Dr. C. Newcombe, Dullas Road, has
left on a trip to the Fraser Valley.
JIrs. J. S. H. JIatson and Airs.
Henry Croft, who have been making
an extended trip abroad, returned to
their home here last week. They were
accompanied by Aliss T. Scott also of
this city.
Colonel and Airs. Holmes are occupying JIrs. R. Marpole's residence,
Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver,
during the absence of Jir. aud Airs.
Marpole, who are travelling in Southern California, accompanied by Miss
Naomi Holmes.
Aliss Hannah AIcQuade left last
week for San Francisco, Pasadena
uud other points of interest, where
she will spend some lime visiting.
Air. nnd Airs. A. Green, of Duncan,
B.C., have been recent visitors in
The Victorin Nurses Club are making arrangements for a ball to bo
held on Wednesday, March 24th, at
the Alexandra. It is hoped this hull
will bc ns successful ns previous ones
Mr, Eric Gordon, who is a student
iu the forestry department of the
University of Washington, Seattle,
hus heen visiting friends in this city.
Mr. und Jlrs. J. W. Young arc
guesls in lhe cily from Calgary.
Ml*, uud Airs. 13, Kennedy nre slaying nt the Dominion Motel, from
Glonboro, Manitoba.
Jir. und JIrs. Palmer, of Winnipeg,
nre among lhe guests ut Ihe Ritz
Jir. John Finnorty hns returned
from a short visit spent with friends
in Vancouver.
Air. J. L. Lnwson was a guest at thc
Ritz Hotel during the week from
Mrs. John Tlonrn, who hns been
spending the lnst six weeks in Lower
California, accompanied by her sister,
Aliss Minto, has again taken up her
residence ul the Empress Hotel.
Mrs. Fitz Herbert Bullen nnd Air.
Hurry Bullen hnve returned from a
visit of sonic months spent in the
Air. A. L. Hunt, from Thetis Island,
wns u visitor to Victorin during the
Mr. und Mrs. John Harvey left on
Friday lnst hy tho Northern Pneitlc
for Schenectady, where they were
culled owing to the serious illness of
Iheir son.
Jir. A. C. Flumerfelt nnd Air. E. A.
Waterman have lefl; on a visit to
I'orl lnnd. Ore.
Air. Percy A. Grove bus left on u
visit lo relatives in England.
RAG-TIME MUSIC is a society
craze (according to The London
Standard). It is not only popular
among ollice boys, who make the city
melodious with their whistlings from
Aldgute to Temple Bar, but it is the
surest kind of music to enliven the
drawingrooms of Alayfair.
Mr. Percy Haydon, who gives _
rag-time "turn" at the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, is one of the
English music-hall artists who have
made n success of this merry music,
which hns been a monopoly of American artists, and he hns many opportunities of studying its popularity in
society as be is frequently engaged ns
an  entertainer   at    receptions    and
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An Important Announcement to
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Other Vests are priced at 65c,
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lisle; the medium quality in
gauze lisle, and the highest
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Who does not know the horror
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Similar style, with low neck,
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Short or no sleeves, loose knee
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Many delightful styles in lace
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At only 25c there is a special
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Other very special values, all
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In Drawers, as in vests, we
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739 Yates Street
telephone 1391 Victoria, March 1, 1913
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review
Page Nine
gentlemen appreciated it, and I knew
that   some  very stern old dowagers
were swaying gently to the music, be-
\ cause I could see the blaze ot dia-
; monds ill tlieir tiaras moving to and
fro in time with the music.   In other
big went end  mansions rag-time  is
the sign for everybody to stop talking*
and to crowd in from the other rooms
1 to listen to it.   It is also astonishing
I to me to discover that so many people
I know the extraordinary words of some
lof these rag-time songs and join in
lthe choruses.   For   instance,   it   is
(somewhat of a surprise to discover
J Unit prosperous nnd quite elderly city
I men can join, word-perfect in such
In chorus as, 'He's the high-falutin',
shootin', scootin', son of a gun from
Arizona, rag-time cowboy, Joe 1'
Penetrates the Palace
"I found another very enthusiastic
rag-time audience at Buckingham Palace, where I sang at a party given
to the upper servants of the palace.
They were nearly all familiar with the
ragtime songs, and appreciated them
immensely. In fact, rag-time is now
a universal craze. Any other kind of
song does not appeal at all, but these
simple, tumty, tumty, tumty, turn,
one-slop melodies seem to set everybody swaying tlieir shoulders, and are
nn irresistible invitation for many
people to dance.''
Of Interest to Women
THE dull years pass—like strangely troubled dreams,
The joyless years that she lias been away;
The summers bloom, the winters light their fires,
What matters grave or gay?
I wait and watch through all the empty hours,
With hopeless eyes now well-nigh drained of tears;
I feed my hungry heart with memories
Garnered in treasured years.
Ofttimes it seems, if I but liftiiiino eyes,
As in the old, dear days, I 'd see her there,
Her sweet face smiling in my open door,
Pale in her dusky hair.
And ofttimes, too, I seem to hear her voice—
Her soft, low voice, each well-remembered tone
Filling tho silent void, till I forget
Thnt I am all alone.
And yet I know, while still the dull years puss,
Except in dreams, that 1 shall nevermore
Look up lo see her sweet face smiling there,
Within my open door.
—Virginia h. Bonsall.
"TT'S JUST like a bit of the Fifth
X Avenue shop district set down
here in the West," was the compliment a distinguished lady paid last
week to the Paris Millinery and Hair
Shop, which has just opened at 725
Yates Street. Mesdames E. Walton
and J. Cook, the proprietors of the
Paris Shop, have spent a great deal
of money and time in making their
establishment one that should minister competently to the tastes of Victoria ladies; and the compliment is
Tlle front part of the shop is given
up to the display of millinery. Hats
of the most exquisite design and elegant materials are everywhere, the
glorious plumage of wide-brimmod affairs designed for the queenly madam
contrasting with the apparent simplicity of smart toques to be worn by
demure misses. The season's latest
styles, many of them imported from
London and Paris milliners of fame,
show a great variety of shapes and of
color-schemes. Displayed as they are
in simple yet tasteful surroundings,
the large plate-glass mirrors affording
opportunity for the most fastidious
ladies to "try on" at ease, the hats
are more than bewildering.
The rear of the shop, a large room
furnished in white and tapestries, is
a beauty-parlor with dainty manicure
tables and appliances for all manner
of beauty treatments. Snowy apartments give absolute privacy; and an
expert attendant also presides over a
large new stock of hair goods. The
parlor is said to be the most modem
in the West. Mrs. Walton and Mrs.
Cook are to be congratulated on their
taste and enterprise in placing such a
shop as the Paris at the disposal of
feminine Victoria.
Any old book is bound to   sell-
otherwise it wouldn't be bound.
Two weeks of March I offer to
the public my entire stock of
combs and hair ornaments at
twenty per cent discount.    :-
1105 Douglas Street     Victoria
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Victoria, B.C.
By Emma Telford.
RECENT writer studying np
tlie antecedents of the banana finds that it was named
musa, after Antouius Musa,
lie frcodman and physician of the
fcrcat Augustus of the Romans. Its
liaine, therefore, "the wise man's
lfood," is but a graceful recognition
pf its food value.
Long ago it was calculated that the
banana, "prince of the Tropics," was
line hundred nnd thirty-three times
ns productive ns wheal, and forty-
jfour times us productive ns the potato,
laking in the hot countries the place
Cook to a sirup a half a cupful each
water and sugar. Add a half-glassful
currant or other tart jelly, cook a few
moments, strain and serve with the
Baked Bananas,
Peel a half-dozen hamulus and cut
in halves. Place in an earthen bak-
ingpau well buttered, dust with sugar,
put a little butler on each and squeeze
lemon-juice over them. Bake until
the bauanns are delicately browned
and serve either hot or cold.
Bananas for Invalids.
Peel perfectly ripe bananas, then
beat up smooth and light with a fork.
Pour over thein a little lemon-juiee
uud serve wilh whipped cream.   Ba-
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Ihat wheat, rye anil bai'ioy lake in
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lulus in India anil China. In our
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Ind more into favor, furnishing a
Irunler degree of nutriment than is
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If their soft texture and tendency to
I slip down" ensily. Served raw with
Jilt, lemon or mayonnaise, they can
■sanity he eaten with impunity. If
1 least green or unripe, they shnuld
Jlways he cooked. Among tin1 many
lice ways of cooking them the fol-
liwing cun he relied upon as satis-
Fried Bananas.
Peel, cut in halves lengthwise, and
|n \\ii in hoi butler in the fryingpnn.
■7hcn    done,  dust   with    powdered
lugnr, sprinkle with lemon juice and
brve.      Or cut   in  Iwo. lengthwise,
ill  in  powdered  macaroon crumbs,
hen in flour, and brown in butter.
jVhen done, lnke out on a hot dish,
•rush over with a little lart jelly or
linrmnlnilc nnd serve with or without
sweet sauce.   A good sunce to serve
k'ith bananas is    made   ns follows:
nanus prepared in Ibis way, according
to 11 celebrated physician, arc easily
digested nnd can he given lo nn invalid.
Banana Salad.
Cut peeled bananas into four strips,
chiip some peanuts fine and roll the
bananas in the chopped nuts. When
readily In serve, put. one crispy heart
leaf 11' lol11 ce on 11 plate with n lea-
spoonful of mayonnaise heaped on it.
Lay a strip of banana on either side
the leaf nud serve, passing n dish of
mnyunuaise at the same time. Bananas should never be put in the icebox, ns their penetrating flavor affects everything else about it. Neither
shnuld they be peeled until just before using, as the flesh turns dark.
Banana Ice Cream.
Wash three very ripe bananas with
11 silver fork nnd put into a bowl
with a cupful of sugar, a pint of milk,
a pint of rich cream und a tea-spoonful vanilla or lemon. Freeze and
serve, if you liko, in banana boats.
Tnke rinds free from specks and spots,
turn hack one section of the skin,
or tnke off entirely. If the skin is
left whole, insert the cream, then tie
the section back in plnce before serving. The skins should be thoroughly
chilled before heing filled.
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Victoria, March 1,1918
.   "-:
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.
NOT much has been said in tlio local press ol the change which
has taken place in the control and raanngeniGnl of one of tlie
most important mining enterprises in British Columbia, the
Pacific Coast Coal Mines, Ltd. Thc enterprise was started some four
or five years ago by Jir. John Arbuthnot, Mr. .1. M. Savage and
associates. These gentlemen acquired certain coal areas which had
come into the possession of "squatters" along the route of the E. & K.
Ry. at South Wellington. The claims came into the market in consequence of tho settlement hy the Privy Council of a long standing
dispute as to "squatters' rights." The surface naturally belonged to1
the "squatters" without demur, hecnuse they had acquired it under
the land laws of the Province. At the time they had acquired those
rights it was not known or supposed that coal existed under the property. Later on, when the development of the Dunsmuir mines
proved that there was coal, the question arose ns to whether the coal
belonged to the "squatters" or to the E. & N". Ry. grant. The point
was finally settled in favour of the "squatters."
-., Mr. Arbuthnot acquired the well-known Fiddick claims at South
Wellington, adjoining the abandoned mines which were operated
thirty years or more ago by the late Mr. Robert Dunsinuir. Slopes
were driven from the works; a modern mining plant was erected;
a standard gauge raihvay was constructed to Oyster Ray, some six
or seven miles distant, and a modern shipping plant established. The
output of the mine was developed to a tonnage approximating 750
tons daily. To reach this stage of development an expenditure approximating $1,000,000 was recorded. All the mining operations
during this time were conducted under the general management of
Mr. Reynolds, formerly of Winnipeg, and the mine management of
Mr. Williamson, for many years identified with eoal mining operations at Nanaimo and Ladysmith.
As the Fiddick areas are limited it was found necessary to
acquire additional claims and laud to sink a shaft, in order to develop
these workings anil to maintain the output. This shaft has heen
sunk to a depth of about 020 feet; the sinking is now in the black
shales whicli overlie the coal, and tlie latter is expected to be reached
any day. The shaft is several miles cast of the Fiddick works, nud
is expected to recover an nrea of several hundred acres in extent,
under which it is believed that the same eoal seams exist as at Soulh
Tbis, however, does not exhaust lhe Company's holdings, lur
perhaps its must important property is situate at Snqunsh, a small bay
some twenty miles north of Alert. Ray, and on the east coast of Vancouver Island. This bay is entitled to be regarded a historic, for
more than ball' a century ago tlie British Admiralty obtained supplies of coal for steaming purposes nt this point, and the records show
that, in all lhey have over a long term of years taken some 15,000
tons away,
The Pacific Coast Coal Klines, Ltd., commenced devolopmonl
of this important properly mi large scale; lhey sunk a shall and
erected a small plant for development purposos. Al the depth of ahoul
100 feet they cut a seam of eoal which, although divided into several
layers by intervening bods of shale, averaged something like four
foot of good workable coal. After mimorous boring and exploratory
headings, they have during the pasl Iwn years developed » "deep"
working to the south-east in wdiich there is six feel of good workable
coal. This coal is being opened up on lhe long-wall system, anil the
management expects to havo a capacity of 1000 tons per day iu lhe
near future. It will be necessary to equip this mine with a modern
plant at an expenditure of not less than $500,000.
The quality of the Suquash coal is thc highest known on the
Island, the fixed carbon running as high as 02 per cent., while the
ash is much lower than that of the Wellington district. Situato on
the main line of travel for all the great ocean liners which will pass
from the Panama Canal and Puget Sound to the North, this property
cannot fail in a few years to become a great shipping centre, and is
bound to supply most of the hunkering conl required for tlie middle
district between Alaska in the North and all points South of Prince
Last year Mr. Arbuthnot, Mr. Savage and associates retired
from the active management of the property, taking an interest of
$1,200,000 in bonds at a current rate of interest. Control hns passed
into the. hands of a new company, at. the head of. which are the well-
known Montreal millionaires, Mr. James Carruthers and Mr. Robert
Bickerdike. Tho managing director of the company is Jir. Charles
Plummer Hill, now of Montreal and for the last ten years principal
proprietor and president of the Hill Crest Coal Mine in Alberta.
These gentlemen have unlimited means at their disposal, and the
financing of the Pacific Coast Coal Mines, Ltd., should present no
difficulties to them. They are especially to be congratulated on hav-
inig secured so able and experienced a mining engineer as Jir. James
II. Tonkin as mine manager. Mr. Tonkin is a man in the prime of
liifc, English by birth, Canadian and American by experience. lie
has spent many years in the mining districts of Pennsylvania and
Ohio, and was for some years general manager of thc Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Company, Ltd. Mr. Elias Rogers, of Toronto, the esteemed
president of that company, speaks in the highest terms of Mr. Tonkin,
and on his appointment to bis present important position, stated that
if hc had an important coal property to develop in the West there was
no man to whom he would moro confidently entrust it than Mr.
It is highly desirable tliat such an important property should
receive competent and intelligent handling. The reputation of Vancouver Island is nt stake. Thc property is good; the coal is of the best,
and if Mr. Tonkin is allowed a free baud and furnished wilh adequate funds, he will make the Pacific Coast Coal Mines, Lid., one of
the most important and profitable industrial enterprises in British
contends lin* whicli hove nil heen
placed, will commence to arrive ahout
Ihe middle of Mny.   The capacity will
he 2,000 tons per diem.
•   •   •
THF, market, for crude oil has
been advanced twenty ccnls per
barrel for the higher refining grades.
Since January lost, the Pennsylvania
grade hns risen 50 cents per barrel,
and other grades nre from 17 to 56
cents per barrel higher than at this
time a year ago. In the Lima-Indiana-
lllintiis Held the advances hnve ranged
from 25 to 34 cents per barrel, while
in thc Southwest, prices were marked
up from Hi to 20 cents per barrel.
The higher prices for crude oil
huve been due to the enormous demand for illuminating oil nnd for gasoline, the market price for the latter having doubled within a year.
Despite efforts to lind new pools of
oil,  production  has  diminished  nnd
surplus stocks nf oil huve declined,
rapidly. In lhe mid-continent, Illinois and Eastern fields, stocks have
fallen about 12,000,000 barrels between October .'11, 1011, anil lhe same
date in 1912.
Couldn't He?
The fisherman hnd fished all day,
and was hungry, nnd found Hint he
had dropped the lunch pacckt somewhere on the rond. He hastened back
to look for it. Presently he met
a husky negro, who was looking
happy nnd picking liis teeth.
"Didyou Hnd anything'on the road
as you came along?" nsked the gentleman.
'' No, sail,'' answered the negro, '' I
didn't find nothing. Couldn't n dog
have found it anil eat it up?"
THE following is taken from the
published report presented to
the shareholders of the Snl-
mon-Eiver Mining* Co., Ltd., at the
recent annual general meeting held
in the registered ollice of the cunipany
at Vancouver, and is signed by tlie
president of lhe company, O. B. Bush:
"It gives me pleasure to report
that the development work the pnst
season hns proven more than satisfactory. On December 15th, 1911,
the mine wns closed down for tlie
winter and started again on 15th of
April, 1912. A' short tunnel was run
under n large carbonate showing and
a fine body of ore from six to eight
feet wide opened up. Work in this
tunnel wns discontinued und the outfit moved over to n new discovery, one
of the largest surface showings of
silver-lend ore in Britisli Columbia.
A number of open cuts were run
across this ore body al. different
levels along lhe vein nud lhey showed
the ore to hc from eight to sixteen
feet wide. This ore carries cxeep-
tionnl high gold values. A tunnel
wns started furl her down Ihe mountain to tap this ore at deplh and
October 15th lhe men drilled into il.
A grent deni of this ore could hc shipped its siitin us a sleigh mad of about
two niiles is ooinpleted. A good pack
trail hns nlremly been built to Ihe
mine by the British Columbia Government, A new discovery of silver
ore looks very promising, an average
sample assayed $127 tu the tun iu gold
and silver. One of the largest mining corporations in Cannda senl Iheir
Bxperl lo examine and .sample this
properly und he wished to hnve his
compnny lnke it over if suitable arrangements could be made."
DIAMOND drilling is tu be commenced shortly nt the Silver
King mine upon which the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Conipuny bus
hud n force of meu nt work ull winter.
Fred Slime, of Spokane, who wns
associated with diamond drilling
operations ut the Silver King in 1897-
!l!l. hus Ihe contract fur the work aud
will bring uu outllt frnm Rossland
for the drilling operations.
A second drill is likely lo be taken
up In lhe mine during  the   summer
when the snow hns gone sufficiently
In permil nf surface operations.
.   .   .
ACCORDING tu nn interview
givon mil by George Woosler, u
director nml treasurer of the Granby
Mining & Smelting Co,, operating tho
Hidden Creek mines nt Granby Buy,
Observatory Inlet, liis company intend to make a bid for the ore ton-
nage ot:' tlie Portland Canal, the greater part of which has heretofore been
sent to the Tacoma smelter. From
this it is believed locally that the proposed planl at Granby Hay will include a lead stack to treat the ores of
the Salmon Kiver section, as well as
galena ores from the Skeena Kiver
district. His company is building a
plnnt which when linished will cost
over $2,0(10,000, and is aimed to not
only smelt the Hidden Creek ores but
also to do a general custom business.
The first unit is expected to be completed and in operation before the
close of the year, and lhe machinery,
Tenders   for   .Freighting   Supplies    for
the  Yukon  Telegraph  Line.
Hl_ time for receiving tenders for the
freighting of supplies for the Yukon
Telegraph Lino in thu course nf the
seasons of 1018, mil una nun, is hereby extended to Friday, April l, lun.
Tenders are to bo sealed, endorsed "Tender for Packing Supplies," uud addressed  lo  tho undersigned,
forms of tender and specification may
be obtained and form of contract seen
on application lo Mr. J. T. Phelan,
Superintendent of Government Telegraphs, Vancouver, B.C., Mr. Win. Henderson, District Superintendent Government Telegraphs, Victoria, B.C., and
from the Government Telegraph Agents
at     Ashcroft.     B.C.,     Quesnelle,   B.C.,
Hazelton,   B.C id   Telegraph   Creek,
B. c.
Persons tendering arc notified that
tenders  will  not  bo considered  unless
made on the printed forms supplied,
and signed with their actual signatures,
stating their occupations mid places of
residence, lu tho cane of (Inns, tho
actual signature, the nature of tho occupation, and place of residence of each
member of tho firm must he given,
Each tender must hc accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered bank,
payable to lhe order of tlie Honourable
the Minister of Public Works, equal to
ten por cent (10'//) of the amount of
thc tender, for one year's packing, which
will be forfeited if the person tendering
declines to enter into a contract when
called upon to do so. or fall to complete
the work contracted for. If the tender
be not accepted the cheque will bo returned.
The  Department docs  not. hind  itself
to accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department nf Public Works.
Ottawa, February 18, 1913.
mnr 1, ntnr 1.
NOTICE is hereby given that tbe reserve existing on Lot 10, Group I,
Kootenay District, by reason of a notice
bearing date March 26th, 1888, and published In the B. C. Gazette under date
of March 31st, 1888. is cancelled for the
purpose of offering the said land for salo
at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
nov. 30. mar. 1.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Thomas W. Armitage, of Huddersfield, England, occupation   Accountant,   Intends   to   apply   for
permission   to   purchase   the   fallowing
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted  ou  tho soutb  boundary of  Lot
5S0,   SO   chains   west   from   the   northwest corner ot T.L.  1746;  theuce south
SO     chains:     thence   east   80   chains;
tbence north  SO chains;  tbence west 80
chains to point of commencement; containing 610 acres, more or less.
Dated Decemher 10th, 1!)12.
STANLEY   WOOD,   Agent,
jan. 11. mar. 8.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Mrs. Margaret
Simpson, of Seattle, Washington, occupation Married Woman, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following deserihed lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on west boundary and
about 13 chains soutb of northeast corner of Lot 390; thenee oast 60 cbalns;
tbence north 40 chains; thence west 80
chains, more or less, to east shore of
Nitinat Lake; thence southerly following shore to north boundary nf Lot 31*0;
thence enst and south following boundnry of Lot 390 to point of commencement; contnlnlng about 320 acres.
Dated December 9th, 1912.
AVilliam Simpson.
Jan. 11 mar. 1.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Arthur   Sykes,    of
Huddersfleld, England, occupation, Woollen  Manufacturer,  Intends  to apply for
permission   to   purchase   tho   following
described landB:—Commencing at a post
planted about 40 chains eost from the
northeast corner of Lot 40; thence north
CO chains; thence west SO chains; tbence
soutb GO chains; tiience cast 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing 480
aeres, more or less.
Dated December 8, 1012.
jan. 11. mar. 8.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Fred William Web<
ster,   of   Seattle,   occupation   Machinist
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 4(
chains  east  and  20  cbalns  south   fron
the northeast corner of Lot 411; thence
north 80 cbalns; tnence east SO chains;
tbence soutb SO chains; tbence west 80
chains to point of commencement; containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated December 8, 1912.
Jan. 11. mar. 8.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice tbat Lawrence Tompkins, of Senttlo. Wash., occupation,
Grocer, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands;—Commencing at a post planted
SO chains nortli and SO cbalns west from
the southwest corner of T.L. 42601;
thence north SO chains; thence east 40
chains; thence south 40 chains; tbence
east 40 chalus; tbence south 40 chains;
tbence west SO chains to point of commencement;   containing 480  acres  more
or less.
d   December   8,   Ull 2.
SEALED TENDERS will bo received
by the Minister of Lands not later than
noon nn the 3rd day of March. 1913, for
the purchase of Licence No. XO to cut
■15,300,000 feet of timber nnd 4,000 cedar
polos standing on Lot 071, Malaspina
Strait, New Westminster District.
Particulars   of   Chief   Forester,   Victoria, B. C.
nov. 30. mar. 1.
Quhite mineral claim, situate in the Victoria  Mining  Division  of Sooke  District, about one-half mile southeast of
East Sooke P.O.
TAKE notice thnt I, Henry B. Thomson, Free Miner's Certificate No. 07823B,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
in apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85 must be commenced before tbe Issue of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of January, A.D.
1913. H. B. THOMSON,
jan. 18. mar IB
District cf henirew.
TAKE notice that Joseph Martin, of
Clo-Oose, B.C., occupation rancher, Intends to apply for permission to lease
tbe following described lands:—Commencing at n post planted at tbe northeast corner post of Indian Reserve No.
15, on the Nitinat River; thence south
40 chains; thence cast 80 chains; tbence
north 40 chains more or less to Nitinat
Kiver; thence following river In a westerly direction to point of commencement, comprising 320 acres, more or
Dated February Gth, 1913.
feb. 15 np. 12
District of  Renfrew.
TAKE notice that James Cartmel, of
Victoria, B. C, occupation miner, Intends to apply for permission to loase
tho following described lands:—Commencing nt a post planted about flve
chains more or less from the S.W. corner post of Indian Reserve No, 15, and
In a S.W. direction therefrom, thenco
east to (he S.E. enrner post of Indian
Reserve No. 16, thence south about 40
chains to the boundary lino of Lot 69,
ihence wost to lhe Nitinat River, thence
following tbe shore line of tho river
to the point of commencement, containing 240 acres, more or less.
Dated, February  Bth,  1013.
feb. IB ap. 12
Conl mining rights of the Dominion.
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
tbe Yukon Territory, tho Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province
of British Columbia, may be leased for a
term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 nn acre. Not moro than
2,560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Applications for n lease must he made
by tho applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub Agent of tbe District In which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must bt
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and In unsurvoyed territory tho tract applied for shall bt
staked out by the applicant himself.
Bach application must bo accompanied
by a fee of ?5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available
but not othorwise. A royalty shall b<
paid on the merchantable output of tht
mine at tbe rate of flve cents per ton.
Tho person operating the mine shal
furnish tho Agent with sworn return!
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rlghtt
are not being operated, such return)
should be furnished at least once a year
The least will Include the coal mlnlnf
rights only, hut the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may he considered necessary for the working of tbe mine at tht
rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full Information application sboulc
be made to the Secretary nf the Department of tbo Interior, Ottnwa, or to anj
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands
Deputy Minister nf the Interior
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not he paid for.
sept. 21,
District nf Nnrth  Snnnlch.
TAKE notice that Andrew Cox, ol
Union Bay. North Saanich. Sidney P.O.
fanner, Intends to apply for permtsstot
to lease the fnllowing described fore
shove:—Commencing at a post planter
at tbe northeast corner of Parcels 2
Section 11, Range I, West; thenco north
west two hundred (2001 feet, thence
west one thousand (1,0001 feet, thenci
southeast two hundred (200) feet mnn
nr less to high water mark, and thenct
easterly along high water mark to poln
of commencement.
Dated  December 16th,  1912.
dec, 28. feb.  22
District of North  Snanlch.
TAKE notice tbat Dav Hort Mac
dowall. of Victoria, gentleman, Intend
to npply fnr permission in lease the fol
lowing described foreshore:—Commenc
Ing at a post planted at the northwes
corner of Block 3, Section 11, Rang
1, West; thonce northwest two bun
dred (200) feet, thence northeast ftv
hundred (BOO) feel, thenco southeas
two hundred (200) fret more or less t(
high water mark, nnd thonce southwes
along high water mark to point of com
Dated, December 16th. 1012.
Agent for Dny Hort Mncdowall.
dec,  28. fob.   22
District of Renfrew.
TAKE  notice  Ihat  John   A.   Stringer
of   Mltcham.   Surray,   occupation   Gov
ernment   Officer,   Intends   to   apply   foi
permission   to   purchase   tho   following
described     lands:—Commencing     nt
post planted ot the southwest enrner o'
Lot  BS0,  being T.L,  1727;  thence  nortl
SO cbnlns; thence west nhout 60 chains
to   the   southeast     corner   of   Lot   56
thence south  80 cbalns;  thenco east  6(
chains to point of commencement!  eontalnlng 4S0 ocres more or less.
Daled December 10th, 1013.
Mn. 11. mar. 8. /ictoria, March 1. 1913
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review
Sports   of   All   Sorts
Bert Lindsay Victoria
Lester Patrick  Victoria
Dover Point
Ernie Johnson .. .Westminster
Fred Taylor    Vancouver
Right Wing
Eddie Oatman ...Westminster
Left Wing
Skinner Poulin Victoria
Tommy Dunderdale... Victoria
Thc foregoing is the all-star team
hich bus been selected to contest the
arld's championship with an East-
all-star team expected in the
'est shortly. The idea was to pick
strongest Western team possible
id he is rather a bold critic who
ould question the selection of the
iminittee. All tho same, I have my
wn ideas ou tho subject nnd venture
think that public opinion will sup-
ort the judgment that Prodgers of
'ictoria, and Grilliths of Vancouver
re both playing a stronger defensive
ame at present than Ernie Johnson,
lis position ill the team must be due
nther to his reputation than to his
so, it would be a good thing to bring
them along.
I do not see the name of Gunner
Ross in the list. He seems to have
frightened all comers. Tliere is certainly no one in Vancouver or New
Westminster who can stand against
him; that is, no one in amateur
ranks. Could not Portland help out
in this direction?
*   *   *
The Barrieau Brothers, Frank and
Ernie, are talking of abandoning the
amateur ranks. This is no doubt a
wise decision. They are both too
clever for any mnn among amateurs
ut their weights and if they are to
lind anyone of their own calibre they
must break away and get among the
professionals. I do not think the
ynunger brother is a star, but Frank
is, and there nre few men in Cnnndu
today making 140 lbs., or thereabouts,
ringside, who can stand against him.
Nu une knows this better than Good-
Wards vs. WestB, North Ward
Park.   Referee, D. Dougan,
Garrison vs. S. 0. E., Garrison grounds. Referee, 0. Hartley.
J, B. A. A, vs. Thistles, Oak
Bay Park. Referee, J. R. Allen,
Empire vs. Wards, McDonald's field.  Referee, J, Sales.
Wests vs. Y. M. 0. A., Macaulay Point.   Referee, J. Malbon.
Empress vs. Fifth Regiment,
Beacon Hill. Referee, J. Ferris.
have seen a large increase in Welsh
residents in this district as shown by
tlie increased membership in the
Cymrodorion Society, and the formation of a Rugby Club other sports
will probably be indulged in for the
near future. This banquet should
serve as a reunion of all the Wesh,
this being the fifth celebration of St.
David's Day in this city.
•   »   •
THE WEEK is glad to publish a
statement by Manager Crowe, of
Evans' big locnl establishment, in reference to an article in lust week's
issue, which contained the observation that "it is probable that tliere
ia nol a first-class fire-brick made in
B.C." He contends that although
tliere is at present no such industry on
the Island, Cloyburn, B.C., sixty miles
from Mission, boasts of one, the Clay-
burn Co., Ltd., which turns out both
lire-brick and red pressed brick. The
lire brick is used extensively iu Victoria, and hns been declared by experts of the International Lime Co.,
ut Sumas, lo be "more serviceable
than imported brick." It withstands
a temperature of 3000 degrees Fahrenheit.
An example of the company's red
pressed building brick may be seen
in Dr. Holden's building on Fort near
Quadra. It is nlso said by contractors to be first-class in every respect.
Ideal Beauty Spot
IS doubtful if anywhere within
reach of Victoria there is a more
ideal subdivision from the standpoint
win, whose friends have liberated an of scenic beilllty timn tlmt ot* t*le old
enormous amount of gns but have Wilkinson estate near Mill Bay. Our
never attempted to explain why the respected fellow-townsman, Mr. A. S.
best he could do wns to make a draw Bal.loll is jllst placing this on the
with Frank when the lntter was con- miu.lcet mA his 0W11 stntus as well as
ceding him 15 lbs. or thereabouts. the intrinsic value of the property will
•   •   * ensure a speedy sale.   The property is
The Australian eleven which will situate on the celebrated Malahat
in nil probability visit Viotoria for Drive at an elevation of several hund-
Bcent form. Thc only other criticism n three-day match in April will be red feet above the sea level. It slopes
would oiler is that Tobin is playing fnr more powerful thnn lnst year's gently from the west towards the
stronger game than Oatman, but Antipodean delegation, according to waterfront and occupies a coininund-
ven so I think the team selected will the tentative line-ups wdiich nre ap- ing position from which the most glor-
■ipe the lloor with any Eastern ug- pouring in overseas journals. Let- iolls views nre obtainable. Stretching
rogation that comes to the Coast.      tors have come to local cricket of- <<> the right is Saanich Inlet, one of
flcinls    from   Australia  asking  for "'"' loveliest sheltered inland waters;
•inmiuncoinent of Frank Pat- dates in the "showery" month.' The opposite is Union Bay, the terminus
retirement frou, championship prospective touriste are going lb visit «* ""-* Canadian Northern and the
iuekev will he received wilh regret, every cricket centre in Cnnndn and British Columbia   Electric   Bailway,
th'e snme time hc will hnve the the United Stntes for mutches; nnd and soon to become an important fet-ry
are now selecting the very best men station,   lo the left, looking easterly,
the Commonwealth. Their tenm
will be ever so much stronger Hum
the excellent organization which
created so much havoc throughout
Cnnndn lnst year.
April is pretty early for first-class
cricket here; but the Victorin Cricket
itisfuelion of knowing
ring at the full zenill
ml iu n season during
is not averaged up ti
Hint he is re-
i of his funic
which, if he
his best per-
orinances, hc has in individual nintch-
s played ns brilliantly as ever.
I nm  unnble to liml  words with
I'liich to express my admiration of
he pluck, the energy and the skill Club is having a deni of work dune
.ith which lhe Patrick Brothers have on its grounds nnd hnpes for a good
liloleil the game of hockey into the start. New ollicers are as follows:
Auctions of the people of the Pacilic Honorary President, His Honor
Joust. Nothing liner has even been Lieutenant-Governor T. W. Pilter-
hronicled iu the history of Canadian son; Honorary Vice-Presidents, Sir
port.   It is easy of sny Hint it wns Richard McBride, Hon. E. Dewdney,
commercial enterprise and Hint they Mr. Justice Galliher, Lieutenant-
ould see u big prolit at the end of Clonal Cunliffe, Captain W. J. Rent
t.    This is not true; the big prolit  nnd Alessrs. B. II. T. Drake, W. T.
as by uu means n certainly, but bus Bryce, D. Doig, A. T. Goward, B. J.
ieen brought about by the honesty, Perry, J. York, A. J. C. Galletly, J.
he ability and the devotion of two Boscowitz, W. Blakemore, F. B.
f lhe lincst athletes identified with Pemberton, A. P. Luxton; President,
Janadian sport. Auy less honesty nf Mr, Justice Irving; Vice-President,
lurpose, any inferior business nr- Mr. George Gillespie; Honorary Soc-
[aniaztion, any Hugging of energy or rotary, Mr. Fred W. Reeves (P. 0.
f confidence in their enterprise, or BnxlolO; Captain,Rcv.Mr.Collinson;
my less courteous treatment of Ihe Vice-Captain, Mr. J. 11. Gillespie;
mblio, mill ice hockey might have be- Committee, Messrs. J. W. D. Yorke,
ome jusl us bud u lizzie as many M. Cnne, B, J. Horton nnd L. 11.
Iher things whicli hnve been tried in Major.
he Wesl. Britisli Columbia owes a Tho A team balli|lg nv01.a!!CS £01.
lebt tu those buys whose success is |llst smsm |u.e |(s t*„||invs._
across the Straits, is the well-known
islnnd of Suit Spring, while the
northerly view comprises the coast line
in the direction of Crofton. The
panorama stretching before the eye
nt this point is unexcelled with tins
marvellous combination of murine,
mountain and rural scenery. The
property is easily accessible by road
and wnter und enjoys the distinction
of being approached hy the finest
motor road in the Province. For those
who seek a country retreat, where
they can build a home and live
amongst the must exquisite surroundings and look out on one of Nature's
fairest pictures, Malahat Bench presents attractions possessed hy no
other property which has yet been
placed on thc market,
A. F. R. Martin     50.4
S. Clilolspie     32.0
I. W. I). Yorke      31.0
Iue to the fuel Ihat they not only
irgnnized I key with skill, but play-
id the game with equal skill.
Lester, who still remains  iu   tlie
fame, is without, exception the most -^ jj   Minor     28,8
irillinnt defence player in Cnnndn to- j j|  (jmaSpj8      27.9
jay, us he is ensily lhe most populnr j' ||   QjUospio  ...'. ','.'.   27.0
nun on lhe ice.   I hope ho will con- cVrawfoi-cl Coates"!!!!!!!!!!   27.1
iuiie to piny for some yenrs yet nnd ^ ^ y y(|1,|.     go.C
lerhnps this muy he rendered possible *•*■*[ ^ Collinson      2(i.li
>y    the   retirement  of his  brother -j,  jj  ]i(,mmni     24 2
frank, who will be able to devote nil n Arthur it 228
lis energies 10 the business end of the y. p, jj. Pilkington .. 22(1
imposition. (I.C. Grant !....!!!   22.2
*   *   * l<\ Galliher
I notice that the J. B. A. A. wrcsl- u_ y\, jj0u ,,,
ers arc going to stage a flrst-class q_ Martin ...
loxing and wrestling tournament at \ c, B. Grny
he Victorin Thentre on the 7th inst. ]j_ A, Goward
They propose to bring three boxers p# j# Marshall
md a wrestler from Portland nnd '[-|K. personnel thus
Ive boxers frum Vnncouver.   This is (,]>nlians is ns f
it should bo.   I have   previously Cnrlnev, Brndsley, ('
jointed out that if interest is to be \yiiiitv, Collins,' Arnnll
iiiiinluincd in these tournaments tliere „„,-■ Jlalloy.   They will p
mist   bo  more variety.   People are ||(,,.0 |M jj,1V|
against an All-B.f. ti
St. David's Day
THE Welsh of Victoria nnd District ure to celebrate St. David's
Dny by holding u banquet nl the Ritz
Holel. Port St., tonight (Saturday)
at 8 p.m. Those who have uol secured
tickets mny get them ut the banquet,
ns tables will he laid iii anticipation of
others attending who hnve nol already
secured  tickets.  The  lnst   few  years .
The Way to Win a Man is to please
his palate—a bit of philosophy learned long ago by the management of
the Kaiserhof as the many pleased
patrons of the Cafe and Delicatessen
Department will prove.
Phone 3412    J. W. Wright, Mgr.
Vancouver Island
Collection Agency
309-310-311  Hit>ben-Bone  Bldff.,
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Vou've noticed that healthy
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Phones 425, 450
"The Secret of the Sands," bj
F. M. White; $1.25.
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Ivas 11 clenr indication of what I sug-
The best boxers ever seen in Victorin were brought over from the
Stntes n year ago. I have always hud
doubts ns to their amateur stand-
;, but surely tliere must bc some
amateurs on the olher side, and if
hoped  I Im
ranged thnn
any rate.
•   •   «
A hockey match is scheduled fur today bclwen the Vuueouver nml Vic-
lorin Ladies' Hcckey loams, ut Onl;
Bnv. In the evening Ibe h cal 1
will give n dunce nl lhe Alexandra
Club in honor of thei
You will enjoy an excellent
cuisine, courteous and rapid
service, and a musical program
by one of the best orchestras in
the Northwest.
Miss Grace Monroe, Soloist,
Prof. Turner, Director.
Six to Eight-thirty; Ten-thirty
to One
Billiard Booms open on or about
Wednesday, with a B, O. Championship Tournament.
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915  Pandora St., Victoria, B.  C.
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Next Oriental Importing Co.
The Alberni
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Guests notifying proprietor in advance may have served any variety of fowl.
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Rooms with Bath or En Suite.
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Headquarter!  for tilt Automobil*
Located at the corner of Second
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1009 Government St. Page Twelve
The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, March 1,1913
That the most militant suffragette That by dint of energy and enter- That  it  would  be  interesting  to
in Victoria was overheard bewailing prise they secured for their clients know what the Times would say if
the non-arrival of a portion of her two-thirds of the lots sold. he practised on Sir Wilfrid Laurier
mail. •   •   » instead, or "horrible dictu," on the
•   •   • That this was the best conducted Hon. William Templeman.
That it was probably destroyed by and fairest land sale ever held in Vic-
acid in a London pillar box.
That it would be difficult to demon-
*   *   * strate that neither of these gentlemen
m,  . -a ■   ,*.,, ,.   , .    .,   _       That the business standard of the is as good a target.
That it is little practical incidents t,,,,      >   -d      _-. •     .-,.  ... ...
.. e_i."__.i._ _ii.____.___ ., Hudson's Bay Company is still the ...
highest known.
like this whicli illustrate the perver
sity of human nature.
By the Hornet
That Mr. Morley can fairly claim
to have scored tlie triumph of bis life.
That with a record of seven slaught-
That  if  it  is  illegal  to  raffle  a
house, it ought to be illegal to keep
That perhaps it is true, after all,
that Mr. Gadsby excels "in his own
peculiar line."
ereil Presidents, Mexico bids fair to back part of the price of the ticket
outvie even the Turkish atrocities.
That the lesson
perfectly clear—Viotoria will not tol
crate politics in municipal affairs.
. . •■  .
That while the Mayor has wiped
out the defeat, he cannot so easily
wipe out the "Reveille."
That if Dr. Monroe had never lived,
Undo Sam might have been induced
o contest is to step in.
That it may also be true that after
perusing a few of his contributions
That it looks rather paltry to hold the readers of the Times will accept
up an investor in real estate for "two his judgments as "sound."
That it is about time that one of
lhe Powers undertook the task—to
save the blushes of the civilized world.
That all the sirens which make
night hideous are not clad in purple
and fine linen.
"The Rose Maid"
humour and ponderous "ha-ha" convulsed the house.
The third recipient of popular applause was Mr. Harry Lester Mason,
an Hebraic comedian and most pro-
vokingly funny. At times the duologue between "Schmuke" and
"Dennis" degenerated into vaudeville buffoonery, but throughout Mr.
Mason was inimitable and though the
comic interludes were too long, that
was the fault of the author and not
of the actor.
These were the three performers
who turned a dull and colorless play
into nn amusing entertainment, and
all credit is due to them for their
work. The audience went away satisfied, but wholly unwilling to place
"The Rose Maid" in the same class
as its sister play, "The Spring Maid."
Mr. Ward is also prepared to re||
ceive older students for ceive oldef
students for private tuition in thi
evenings, and will welcome enquiriel
addressed to him at 828 Courtney Stj|
Victoria, B.C.
When in a Hurry for lunch, tbjl
Kaiserhof is the place where you gel
served without delay. Business men'l
lunch from 12 to 2 o'clock, includini|
glnss of Bohemian Beer, 35c.
That the City Council should now
get together and smoke the calumet lstlee-
—of peace.
... That the
That the Balkan allies do not appear to have gained much by the arm*
IF musical comedy depended solely
upon pretty dresses, an excellent 	
•   •   • comedian or two aud a dainty, charm- A NEW PREPARATORY SCHOOL.
That some of them are attached to »'g »»d altogether winsome leading
lady,  "The  Hose  Maid"  would  be
'Sick  Man'
That the Secretary of the Vancou- hnve benefited most, and to have at
ver    Island    Development    League tained a sPee<*y convalescence,
should leave elections alone. •   •   •
... That lhe Member for Cariboo, who
That as his organization' accepts bears » ■*ist<-"'ic »«rae- made »» ex"
public money it is expected to be non- eellent sPeeeh ln the House on wed-
partisan. nesdny afternoon.
... ...
That his personal criticism of one     That it is still true that a great
automobiles,   but  it  should   not
necessary to advertise their existence entitled to a place in the front rank
all night long. of  the  modern   Viennese  operettas.
•   •   • Unfortunately tliere   are   other   re-
That it is not the intention of the quirements necessary to the success of
seems to Editor of the Colonist to practise "re- tbis class of entertainment, and they
generation  by  silence"  although  he were lacking in the production whicli
exploits tlie theory in its columns.       was staged at the Victoria Theatre on
... Thursday and Friday of this week.
That Lewis Waller's announcement It is only natural that the first es-
that he will play Shakespeare on his sential in musical comedy should be
return to Victoria is a fairly good musi()   Not high_class music of the
endorsation of the Week's criticism.   ,     .   .  , ... ,
,   ,   , classical type, which   seems   to   be
That because he failed in "Henry rarely   appreciated   nowadays,   but
of the candidates at the meeting in musical artist cannot fill the Victoria V" it does not follow that he would music of the haunting variety. There
On tlie Esquimalt Road, close to the
junction with Head Street, Mr. E.
Prest Ward of Cambridge University,
has just opened a high-class preparatory school for boys between the ages
of seven and twelve. Pupils are prepared for the English public schools
and thc Royal Naval College, Osborne,
and Mr. Ward intends following the
best traditions of similar institutions
in the Old Country.
The schedule of hours and subjects
conforms to the demands of the present day, and excellent provisions is
made for training in physical exercise
and sports of all kinds.
618 Yates St and Esquimalt Rd.
PHONE 212 and 139
the theatre was in exceedingly bad Theatre.
taste. * ...
•   •   * That this will be remedied when tho
That  the  Progressive  Club  meet- new theatre is opened as it will ac-
ing held in the theatre on Wednesday commodate twice as many people,
night was not bad for a start, but the ...
Club needs a stage manager.
That it is neither usual nor profitable for the mere seconder of a resolution to occupy twice as much time
as the proposer.
That with respect to the same theatre, "Hornet." has pleasure in stating that the foundations are being excavated.
not succeed  in other parts.
•   •   •
That once on a time it was proposed that Alfred Sutro should dramatize George Meredith's great book,
"The Egoist," and that Forbes Robertson should play Sir Willoughby.
That tlie President has announced
thnt the new theatre will take care of
That in future greater care should all Mxt season>s bookings.
be exercised in advertising   the   at.
should be a motif distilled throughout
the entire performance as well as at
least one catchy air.   I failed to discover either one or the other in '' The
Rose Maid.''  Perhaps it is a blessing
in disguise to be visited by a company
whose refrains will not be whistled
on the streets for the ensuing month,
That alas, tllis can never happen but tliere is no doubt, that the play,
now, but it would have been a great as a musical production, lagged be-
part, cause the score did not possess the me-
•   •   * lodious swing to whicii its patrons had
That some of the hotels in town looked forward,
would do well to give a word of warn-     It can well be believed that    Miss
ing to their clerks, especially thc night A'ice    Lloyd was presented with the
Levels, Transits, Steel Tapes
and all Architects and
Surveyors' Supplies
Victoria Book and Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 Government Street.   Telephone 63
tractions,  as only about half  those
announced materialized.
That everyone was waiting to hear
the President of the Real EBtate Exchange and the ex-Reeve of Esquimalt—but there was "nothing doing."
That Ihis is tlie best news Victoria
has hail for many a day, and Mr. Ii.
N. Hincks should recant and apologize.
part of "Daphne" to revive interest
in a moribund play. That is a current rumor, and sounds likely enough
That now Mr. Matson has returned
the zeal of the member for Newcastle appears to have evaporated.
That in this, as in other cases, the
appeal to Caesar .night result in a
That the announcement of Mr. Burbidge (hat the Hudson's Bny Company will at once commence the erection of a block on Douglas Street will
gladden the hearts of some of our
best friends.
* . •   .
Thnt this would not be so necessary if the hotels were classified as to lie true. Winsome is lhe word
respectable, semi-respectable, shady which best describes Miss Lloyd. She
and bad.
does not depend on her voice for success, for she ip not a great singer, but
That as they are not, the unwary on a charm of manner and a dainty
traveller may easily find himself in a personality which would prevent allied fix. most any play from foundering on the
* •' ".* rocks.
That "Hornet" knows whereof he Mr. Leo Stark was seen here before
. * * * writes and a word to the wise should in "The Spring Maid," and it is a
That we also hope it will not lighten bo sufficient. matter for regret that the role of "Sir
heir pockets. • • • John Pjirtman" in "The Rose Maid"
* * * Thnt the Victoria Times thinks Mr. entails his appearance before tlie foot-
That the German Trust Company Gadsby is a great journalist because lights for so brief a time and at such
That it is a pity that so simple nn scored heavily at the Hudson's Bay he affects a flippant style and pokes long intervals. Whenever he was on
incident should mar so brave an at- land sale. fun nt Mr. Foster. the stage hc dominated it, nnd his dry
tack. . ' '■	
Correct and Artistic Interior Decoration is Our Specialty
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The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B.C.
Tiie Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.
Sailings  every  Wednesday  for. Campbell Rtver, Hardy Bay, Rivers
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1003 Qovernment Stmt
That J. H. McG. was not the author
of "The Charge of the Night Bri-
That this information is given for
the benefit of nil and sundry who
have  complimented  the real  author
by the suggestion.
That the scores of people who have
asked for copies are hereby informed
♦hat the edition is sold out.
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cannot mistake Ihe quality of the furniture. Nothing lint the very best hardwood is
used in the construction, and when you buy one of these pieces you can depend ou
having a lifetime's satisfaction out of your investment.
THE BEDS come in several neat patterns, are full size and well finished; three-
quarter beds are to he had if you prefer them  $16.00
DRESSERS hnve a Britisli bevelled mirror, size 24x30, the top measures 30x40 inches,
anil the four drawers are fitted with very neat, and strong brass pulls. Price $30
DRESSING TABLE, bus one long drawer and a British bevelled mirror. Tlie top
measures 19x30 inches and tlie design is very neat and attractive. Price only $18
CHIFFONIER, hns (ive very convenient drawers, the top measures 10 x 30 inches, and
the bevelled glass 18x20 inches.  Price  $29.00
WASH STAND has commodious cupboards and one largo drawer. The lop measures
18x30 inches, nnd it is 11 splendid value at  $12.00
SIDE CHAIRS in a neat and strong design, a cane seat and well finished, nre mnrked
nt, cadi  $2.50
ROCKING CHAIRS, in a design to match the side chairs. Price  $3.00
Hundreds of other incs to choose from, in all woods and finishes. Sec the displays
in our window nnd visit the showroom before you make your final choice.
Dining Room Furniture Built to Satisfy and
Sell at Moderate Prices
The following are but a few of the many well buill
and comfortable scls Hint we aro now showing. All grades
from llic inexpensive to the most expensive slylcs arc lo
bc had, See them before you make your final purchase.
A FINE SET IN GUMWOOD, finished inn Vandyke
brown, and upholstered in solid leather. Five side
chairs and one arm chair fur  $32.50
EARLY ENGLISH SET in oak, six pieces and wood sents.
Price    $19.00
FUMED OAK SET finished with leather scats. Six pieces
and a splendid design.  Price  $29.00
GOLDEN OAK SET, with scut upholstered in leather.
Six pieces for $29.00
A VERY FINE SET in the Early English finish, full upholstered seats, covered with genuine leather, neat
design, and a big value at  $41.00
A visit to our showrooms will prove interesting and
profitable to yon, and you'll find our terms reasonable.
Either the round top or the square are to be had in
all manner of designs, and in a variety of different woods
and finishes.  Hundreds ure here to choose from.
DINING-ROOM TABLES in nil finishes ami designs.
Prices from, ouch   $13.00
PARLOR TABLES, in mahogany, fumed oak, golden and
Early English finish.   From  $2.50


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