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Flesh and White—50c
| For  Theatres,   Balls  and
Terry's Drug Store
Fort and Douglas
The We
A British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria,  B. 6.
Ll. VII.   No.
'•JW32 Government St. Telephone 83
Om Dollar Per Annum
iraier McBride is the authority for
J atement that the Provincial surplus
[ie year ending 31st March last will
$2,750,000, which is not only by
lie largest on record, but is nearly half
jiount of the Dominion surplus.   This
Id registers marvellous progress in a
lnce that is still in its infancy and
[.ich half the white population resides
|3 city.   It was inevitable that British
|ubia should share in tlie wonderful
jpnient which is taking place in the
[nion, but no one anticipated that it
have outstripped every other Pro-
ami that within the short period of
i years the McBride Administration
have been able to establish its busi-
lipon such a sure and successful basis,
lie who studies the policy of the Gov-
fnt can fail to see that it has been con-
by a master mind.    There is no
Izard work, but everything proceeds
a carefully considered plan.    The
of each section of the Province are
I into account.    Extensive road-build-
proceeding where it will best pro-
fcettlement aud development.   Public
Ings for educational and legal pur-
j are being established wherever cir-
lances justify;  and, finally, the most
[irising railway policy whicii a Cana-
5rovince has known is being rapidly
Imitated.   The detractors of Mr. Mc-
have recently exhibited some little
lience, but they must be blind not to
lat the delay is due solely to the fact
jthe Premier's plans are expanding
fually, and that when they are round-
they will embrace a far bigger
le than was dreamt of even a year
It should not be forgotten that the
lide Administration is handling the
less of a country larger than some con-
Id by many nf the great Powers, with
rersity of resource that requires the
1 careful study.    This is but the being of a plan of campaign the end
eof no man can see, but the progress
|hich already assures British Coliini-
transportation, inter-communication,
linent,   and   industrial   development
|must in a few years bring it into the
prominent placo amongst the Pro-
Is of the Dominion.   The marvellous
is that in the early stages of this
|opnient   it   should   be   possible   to
Jve such financial success.   There has
r been anything like it in the history
Janadian governments.    Indeed, it is
Itful if any Province in the Empire
jshew such a record.   Ko wonder that
■brilliant young Premier of British
|inbia is the cynosure of all eyes, and
far   beyond   the   confines   of   the
linion he has been marked as one of
poming men of the Empire.   We live
practical age, and the world to-day
■ires men  who  do  things.    Premier
Jlride is a man who does tilings, and
[whose practical administration of af-
has already brought about wonderful
trial success for the Province.   But it
id be a great mistake to suppose that
i.Mcliride is merely a materialist, or
[he tim
|na' handsome surpluses
his chief gratification in re-
There is an-
side of Mr. McBride's character that
[iowii only to those who have enjoyed
[irivilege of his personal acquaintance,
Ito such he has revealed himself as a
lof ideals—one who at times chafes at
[restraint   of   routine administrative
and who finds his highest enjoyment
imdering gigantic schemes, and map-
out  a great future for his native
■ince.    Mr. McBride's favorite com-
l-ns are books, and the time he is able
latch from a busy public life to conj-
with the bust minds of tlie world is
lo short.  The Week has a keen appre-
fn of this side of Mr. McBride's char-
which is developing at such a rate
that he will never be found inadequate to
the demands of the highest position he
may be called upon to fill. That such
splendid natural gifts, and such proved
administrative ability, will carry him to
the very highest position cannot be
doubted. It is only a question of time;
and meanwhile, British Columbia can well
afford to be proud of a man and of an
Administration which is daily bringing
increased honour as well as added prosperity to the Province.
sidered by the City Engineer a compliance    that the regiment draws almost all its sup-
Victoria did honour to herself in honouring "Tay Pay."   He is par excellence
the one member of the Irish National
Party who has secured and retained universal respect.   This is due to the sincerity
of his motives and the charm of his personality.   Disappointment has not, indeed
it could not, sour his disposition.    For
many years he fought a losing battle, but
never lost hope, and never became acrimonious.   To-day he is the one man who
can go abroad and arouse enthusiasm for
the cause of Home Rule, at the same time
securing handsome contributions for campaign purposes.   Perhaps, one may fairly
admit that his patience is about to be
rewarded by some ineasure which, if it
does not confer Home Rule upon Ireland,
will at least give that distressful country
a larger measure of control in its domestic
affairs.    This much  is conceded on all
hands;   but unless The Week is greatly
mistaken, there will not be the slightest
departure   from   the   policy   which   the
United Kingdom has affirmed so repeatedly—that nothing can be sanctioned that
will weaken the Imperial tie or affect the
authority of the Imperial Parliament.   It
would be unkind at the moment to quote
for the Unionist papers on the subject of
Mr. O'Connor's tour, but it is permissible
to remind readers of The Week that the
concessions made during the last twenty-
five years to Ireland have brought about a
complete revolution in social and economic
conditions, and that today there is no insistent demand for Home Rule on the part
of the people themselves.    At any rate,
there   is   certainly   no   agitation.'    The
Unionist papers take the view that the
demand is kept  alive  by the  National
Party for political purposes;  but, be that
as it may, there is no doubt but that more
generous treatment of Ireland has resulted
in vastly improved conditions, and that so
honourable a man as "Tay Pay" will have
a very different story to tell from that of
ten years ago.    Apart from the political
aspect of his tour, the brilliant and versatile   Irishman   will   be   received   with
acclamation wherever he goes.    He is a
wit. a raconteur, and a literary genius of
a very high order;  and it is many, many
years ago since he first kissed the Blarney
Stone.   He and Premier McBride became
strongly attached to each other when flic
latter was in London, and there is little
doubt but that the renewal of tlieir acquaintance during tlie present week lins
been the occasion of enjoyment aud  rejoicing.
with the terms of the by-laws. Other pavements, in which asphaltum, or tar, constitutes the binding material, are competing
for business in the city, and a few nights
ago the Council decided to award a contract to the Westrumite Company, in opposition to the advice of the City Solicitor,
and in consequence, the latter gentleman
has tendered his resignation. Now, as Mr.
E. V. Bodwell, K.C, very properly points
out in his letter to the Colonist, this is in
no sense an attempt on the part of Mr.
port from the north-west of the city, and
practically none from James Bay and the
Fort street-Oak Bay section.
The Week has always maintained that
the Victoria City Council is not strong in
an intelligent conception of its duties and
responsibilities. It has always conceded
its integrity and sincerity and singleness
of purpose. This view is strongly supported by the action of tlie Council with
respect to the ("ity Solicitor. The facts
are very simple, and as tliere is much misconception and misrepresentation, they
may be stated thus:—Certain by-laws have
been passed, authorizing asphalt pavement. In pursuance of these by-laws, certain pavements have already been laid by
the Worswick Company, such pavements
being denominated asphalt and being con-
Anyone who reads between the lines
must realize that the Victoria Times has
taken a tumble,   ln Wednesday evening's
issue, it adopted au entirely new line of
argument    that   displayed    considerable
adroitness,   but  which   could   hardly  be
termed ingenuous.    It assumed that the
McDiarmid to "boss" the City Council;    McBride policy would be carried out, and
the position is that the City Solicitor, who    that the Canadian Northern would fulfil
drafts the by-laws, claims the right to ten-    all its obligations with respect to Van-
der advice as to whether those by-laws are    couver Island.   But, and of course there
being complied with;   and  with proper    had to be a "but," this would not be be-
professional respect he concludes that, if    cause either Mackenzie & Mann or the
his advice on the legal interpretation is not    Provincial Government were honest and
' to be accepted and acted upon by the    had intended living up to their obligations,
Council, his usefulness is at' an end, and    but   because   the   Victoria*   Times   had
he may as well retire.   Apart from every    aroused public opinion to such an extent
other consideration,  The  Week  believes    that the railway and the Government were
that the City Solicitor is strictly correct    forced to be honest whether they would or
in the attitude he has assumed.    It is a    not.    This is in line with the traditional
well known fact that whenever the City    methods of the Victoria Times.   It has to
goes into Court it loses its case.    There    make  Party play,  and  it does  it  very
have been few exceptions to this, ancl those    clumsily.    It knows all the time that it is
who know best claim that it is not clue so    in the wrong, ancl it simply beats the air
much to failure on the part of the City    until it realizes that a few days, or maybe
Solicitor or City Barrister to give sound    a few hours, would discredit all its antici-
legal advice, but to the invariable disposi-    pations.    Then it doubles on its tracks,
tion of the Council to act according to its    tries to make a virtue of necessity, con-
own sweet will.    Mr. Bodwell points out    cedes the argument, and winds up by mis-
that in the present instance, if it wcre    representing the procuring cause.   This is
subsequently discovered that any of the    a feature of modern  journalism   which-
pavements being laid as "asphalt" were not    would be amusing if it wcre uot so trans-
asphalt, the property owners could legally    parent, and whicli might interest a few
refuse to pay their assessments.    This is
exactly   what    happened   on    Rockland
Avenue with respect to macadam.    Tt is
not that a good road is not being laid, but
that the specification has been departed
from, with the result that $42,000 of the
City's money has been tied up because of
the protest of the property owners;   and
although the case is still sub judice, no one
who has followed it and noted the remarks
of the Chief Justice can doubt what the
final result will lie.   Mr. McDiarmid has
not been in Victoria very long, but' has
obviously been here long enough to realize
that he would be held responsible if he
allowed deviations from a by-law to pass
without the strongest protest;   and since
so eminent a counsel us Mr. Bodwell thinks
that his protest has taken the right form,
he would be a bold man who would express
a contrary opinion.
people who prefer ignorance to intelligence. It is a policy which has worked
wonders for the Conservative Party in
B. 0., and as long as the Liberals are content to endorse it, certainly their political
opponents will raise no objection. It will
now bc in order for fhe Times to copy the
announcement which will shortly appear
in the Colonist. One would tliink tliat the
medicine would make it sick, but the dose
has been taken so often that it apparently
bus no elfect.
The remarks of The Week in our last
issue on the subject of the drill-shed site
have excited a good deal of attention and
comment.    Those remarks were made in
good faith, and for the purpose of giving
the public some pointers, which, if followed, might lead to a better understanding of a matter which, to sny the least of
it, is malodorous.    Tlie Week nsked certain questions,  which have noi yet been
answered, although the parties interested
would have been well advised if they bad
come to the front and given tbe information asked for.   Of course, ii will have to
lie done, sooner or later, uud if no one else
does it.  Tlie Week  will;   but   the whole
story   is   not   yet   ripe   for   publication.
When it is, there will be something doing.
.Meanwhile.  The  Week again  invites liu
answer to thesse questions:—Who took the
options on the lots purchased . and—What
were the dates of the options.    With respect to the location, it is only fair to say
that the parties responsible for its selection claim that by ihe time flic drill-shed
is erected ibe B. C.  E. I!, will have laid
their tracks along Bay street to Douglas,
and   possibly   along   Quadra   street  for
Saanich, which would bring the site within
a block of all car lines except Spring Ridge
and   Beacon   Hill.    They also point out
The Week again calls attention to the
gross disregard of the rules of thc road by
Victoria teamsters in particular, and many
other drivers of vehicles. If the, by-law
is defective, it cannot too quickly be
remedied, because the public convenience
and safety are threatened daily by the
triiciilence and indifference of thoughtless
drivers. The writer of this paragraph
was forced  into the bushes on  the main
drive through Beat  Bill Park one day
this week by the old gentleman who drives
the Victoria Transfer carry-all, and when
he  remonstrated  because  tbe  latter  was
on bis wrong side, the only answer he got
was, "There's plenty of room for vou."
As a matter of fact, tliere was not plenty of
room. but. if then- bail been, the carry-all
should have taken tin- left-hand side of the
road.    One day ibis week the writer saw
the driver of a transfer waggon take the
wrong side turning from Government into
^ ales, in spite of ihe protests of the policeman stationed there, and, strange to say
the officer did nol insisi ns he should have
done, but allowed the man io pass on the
wrong side.    This officer should receive a
a tew definite insfructiond&n the subject.
Meanwhile. The Week s^igjiests that this
question of the rule of the road is one of
importance, and that, thc growth of traffic
in the city being so considerable, the time
has arrived when ii would pay to have an
officer set apart entirely to regulate traffic.
P. ('. Palmer appears to be doing the best
he can in the limited time at his disposal•
and. if there is no better man available, it
would not be at all a bad thing to set him
apart for this work.    At any rate, someone
should attend to it who would be able to
exert the necessary authority. THE WEEK, SATUKDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1910
At The Street
Now that the hot season is over
and the question of the various causes for the late epidemics of dysentery and infantile paralysis are under
discussion, it might not be out of
place for The Lounger to pass a few
remarks on health in general and
sanitary inspection in particular. That
the common or garden house-fly is an
active agent in the distribution of
disease is the opinion of some of th'e
most eminent scientists. I have never yet met a layman who disagreed
with this view. Therefore one would
think that it should be the first con
sideration of a sanitary inspector to
see to it that no extra facilities be al
lowed this pest for the perpetuation
of his species. But there appears to
be a certain laxity in this respect in
Victoria. Open manure heaps, a favourite breeding place for Mr. and
Mrs. Fly, are permitted to exist. I
can cite an instance on Simcoe Street
where the sewage from a stable is al
lowed to percolate through the
ground, which latter is always damp
in consequence. Needless to say the
residents in the vicinity have been
plagued with flies during the past summer. I hear that last Sunday one of
our most prominent divines preached
a sermon based on Genesis VIII. 24,
"The land was corrupted by reason
of the swarm of flies." In his discourse he advocated a drastic campaign against the winged monsters,
and I don't think that anyone will
disagree with him. I, on my part,
would most humbly and respectfully,
and at the same time most urgently,
impress upon the local authorities the
advisability of the Sanitary Inspector
making a personal house to house
visit, seeing for himself where open
sewers, exposed manure piles and
other similar nuisances exist, and then
insisting with all the rigour of the
law on their immediate abolition, demolition or any other kind of effective ition. And I make this suggestion at this time of the year because
I know how long it takes the authorities to act, and I want to work up
an agitation of this nature full early
so that something may be done before next year's breeding season.
*   *   *
I wonder wherein the morals of
the community are to be improved
by the abolition of card-playing in
public places. I refer of course to
thc by-law which has placed a restriction on games of cards in saloons and hotels. Few people will
bc found to find fault with the regulation which has done away with
dice-shaking; it was a great nuisance
and led to "quick-drinking." But why
a few men shouldn't sit down to a
quiet game of solo or some other
game of that type after their lunch,
and even be so immoral as to play
for the drinks, passes my conception.
It's a long worm that has no turning,
and as sure as little apples were made
green there will be a revulsion of
feeling. It is better to be half way
up the hill than down again at the
bottom. But reformers usually manage to tumb_e dow. I to the starting
place because they will insist on trying to gallop all the way, instead of
giving their horses a breathing space.
Some people cannot distinguish between gambling and a modest game
of cards, played  for recreation.
*     *     *
It seems to mc a pity that when
the new lights were installed along
the Causeway they wcre not continued pust a little, only a little, further
north along Government Street. The
south   entrance  to  thc  Post-office  is
very much in the dark these days,
and there is a noticeable break between the last of the new lights and
the arc lamp at the north entrance.
There is probably a reason for this
somewhat obvious hiatus; there is
usually a reason for everything which
is not done quite as well as it ought
to be, but there is seldom a good reason for not applying the remedy.
I wonder why the E. & N. Railway
took such good care to advertise the
fact that their Extension to Cameron
Lake would be open to the public
some few weeks ago. There havc
been spasmodic notices in the papers
ever since their first announcement,
that all is ready, and that everything
in the garden is lovely, but that
some necessary permit has not yet ar
rived from Ottawa. One would have
thought that men who have lived
long enough in Canada to be at the
head of even such a "dinky" little
railway as the E. & N. (though it
be a branch of the omnipotent C.P.R.)
would have realised that it was a little bit foolish to count upon Ottawa
troubling to forward permits in time
to make good notices published in
advance. Meanwhile, the stage still
runs north from Nanaimo and the
dwellers in those regions north of
Wellington still have to lose a day in
receiving mail forwarded from the
Capital City. I sometimes wonder
whether Tennyson had Vancouver Is
land in his mind's eye when he wrote
about those supremely happy people
yclept "The Lotos Eaters."
*   *   *
I think that I am not in error in
saying that on frequent occasions the
Victoria Colonist has stated that it
is the duty of a newspaper to publish
news, and has gone on to say that
"news" is that which is of interest to
the public. It is the more surprising
therefore to find that, at the time of
writing, this estimable journal has no
news of the celebrated Crippen case,
whereas its evening contemporary has
made somewhat a feature of the proceedings. As far as my own personal feelings go, I am in sympathy with
the policy of the Editor of the Colonist, because I don't see any good in
pandering to the morbid taste of
thousands who gloat over murder
cases. If I were certain that this
was the reason for the somewhat obvious elimination of news on a case
which has held the attention of the
whole civilised world, I would say
nothing, but I can't help having a
sneaking idea that The Times has
scored a "scoop," even as it did in
reference to the Jeffries-Johnson fight.
Which must be somewhat annoying to
The Colonist.
I have had a complaint handed in to
me with regard to the telegraphic
service of the C.P.R., as administered in Victoria. My complainant says
that the messengers are "grossly ignorant of their business, are boorish
and unmannerly into the bargain."
On the first count I can say nothing;
the number of telegrams that I have
received within six years can be
counted on the same number of fingers, and I do not remember having
had any trouble about receiving them.
But I do think that the boys are boorish and inclined to be unmannerly. I
suppose that if I say that for the
most part their dress is a disgrace to
a respectable service I shall be called
a brute for making a reflection on a
boy's clothing, when he is working
hard to keep a mother and goodness
knows how many brothers and sisters. Still, telegraph boys in thc Old
Country have mothers and kindred,
and some of the former are widows,
and yet they present a neat and even
attractive appearance. Is not the C.
P.R. rich enough to supply uniforms?
Is the Great North Western Telegraph Company so impoverished that
it cannot help the boys so as to make
them present a decent showing? I confess that I should like to see the boys
in uniforms, but I am quite aware that
they earn enough money to enable
them to buy respectable clothes, and
that without starving the above-mentioned relations.
Then as to unmanncrliness. Stand
at thc corner of Trounce Avenue and
Government Street and watch the
youthful exuberance of spirits displayed by the young cyclists. They
are not supposed to play fancy wheel
tricks, and I have frequently seen
them called in,—and down—for it.
But if they had any sense of manners
they would know they were wrong in
so doing in such a rstricted area.
Again, how often does a telegraph
boy take off his hat when he enters
an office? I leave the answer to the
intelligent reader.
The second complaint deals    with
carelessness in the office itself in con
nection with telegrams for which an
address has been rgistered.   I remem
ber  a   similar  case  myself where  a
friend of mine, expecting a cable addressed to him at Victoria, went to
the office and registered his address,
and  only  after  great  difficulty  sue
ceeded in obtaining it.   This happen
ed some three years ago, but my pres
ent  informant  cites  a  parallel  case,
where he himself experienced a similar inconvenience.    Such occurrences
are due to carelessness, of course, but
surely nobody more than a telegraph
official,  whether  he  be   operator  or
clerk, has need for carefulness.
*     4c     *
I was in the Palm Room at the
Empress the other night when the
National Anthem was played; everybody stood up and all the men bared
their heads. This is a marked im
provement. I have so often harped
on this subject that I may, perhaps,
be allowed to say that it afforded
great satisfaction to
Doing It Nearly
Harry Laughlin, the brilliant expert,
told at an exhibition game in Toledo, a
billiard story:
"Once, when I had my own parlor
in Columbus," he said, "I was a good
deal disturbed by the loss of chalk.
Chald disappeared at a tremendous rate,
and I said to my helper:
" 'Keep a better eye on the chalk
Jim.    I'm   no   millionaire.'
" 'I know the gents wot pockets the
chalk, Mr. Laughlin,' Jim said; 'but
they're reg'lar customers. I guess you
wouldn't want to offend 'em, would you?1
" Well, no,' said I, 'I wouldn't. You
might give them a gentle hint, though,
Use  your  diplomacy.'
"Jim, I found out later, used his diplomacy that night. He walked up to
one of my best patrons, who had just
pocketed a piece of chalk, and he said:
" 'You're in the milk business, ain't
you,  sir?'
" 'Yes, why?' the patron asked.
" 'I thought so,' said Jim, 'from the
amount of chalk you carry away. The
boss likes enterprise, and he told me
to tell you that if you wanted a bucket
of water now and then you could have
one ancl welcome.' "
No Mystery
M. Barboux, the eminent French lawyer, who died recently, was well known
as an after-dinner speaker and had a
wonderful fund of good law court
stories. Perhaps the best of them is
the conversation which M. Barboux declared that he overheard in the lobby
outside the Divorce Court one afternoon.
"Well,  how did you get on?"
'Splendidly. I got my divorce and
care of the child. The judge was on
my side, you know."
"A friend of yours?"
"Well—not a friend exactly. He used
to be my wife's first husband."
Of course the deceased inventor of
breakfast foods died very old. He stuck
to ham and eggs.
The political postcard is on its way
a new horror.
A rural judge in New Jersey decides
that a man may swear all he likes in
his own house. One by one the shackles
are  dropping  from  mere  man.
A Happy First Impression
Clarence   Sixper—What?     Say!     Are
those  coffins  hanging over  there  under
the trees?
Uncle Henry Screen—Them wuz coffins; now they're hammlcks. Bill Mope,
the undertaker, failed an' had a sale.
In the Dark
"Yes," said Luschman, "I like my
house all right, except for one thing,
I guess you'll have to fix that."
"What  Is  it?"  asked  the architect.
"Several times lately I've nearly broken my neck reaching for another step
at the head of the stairs when I've
come home late, so I guess you'd better
put  an  extra  step  there."
The Established Reputation of the
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Value is our slogan, both in buying and in selling.
Over 300 Haines Bros. Pianos sold within 30 days by Chicker-
ing & Sons, Boston, to Leading Conservatoires of Canada and the
United States.
Over 2,000 Bell Pianos sold by the Montelius Piano House,
Ltd., to Representative Citizens of British Columbia.
Victoria's Reliable Headquarters for Everything Musical
Montelius Piano House, Ltd.
B. P. GREENE, Manager Victoria House
Telephone 44
FOR QUICK SALE—Eight acres, already subdivided and
adjoining property held at $2,500 per acre.
Bevan, Gore & Eliot
Stock and Bond Brokers.
Real Estate.
Phones 2124 and 163
The name on the Label should be SCHMIDT'S, if you
want the best in genuine imported Clarets and Burgundies. They have been on this market for the past
fifteen years and stand for the Popular Choice.
For sale by all liquor dealers.
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Restorer of Antique Furniture, Upholstering, Cabinet Making and
French Polishing.    Estimates given for all kinds of work where
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TEL. NO. 2149
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Painters, Paperhangers, Decorators and Sign Writers
Every Job Guaranteed
Estimates  Gladly Given
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We guarantee quality and satisfaction with every purchase of
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Watson's Old Stand
Any Length in One Piece
Six Cents per foot
Electric Blue Print
Map Co.
1218 Langley St. - Victoria, £.< THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1910
The Blue Mouse
. The Shubert Syndicate presented
| lyde Fitch's farcical comedy "The
hie Mouse," at the Victoria Theatre
h Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,
[ist what the general public expected
, do not know, but from various mys-
:rious whisperings which reached my
jars during the early part of the
leek I expected that they imagined
mild sensation. I am bound to ad-
liit that they got it, with the "mild"
[eavily underlined. I also imagine
;it the advance agents know their
lusiness pretty well, and understand
luman nature; otherwise they would
lot have sprinkled so much spice in
lieir notices, because there was noth-
lig whatever to justify the sugges-
loii that "The Blue Mouse" was anything but a very tame ancl harmless
Ittlc creature. Nine out of ten mod-
Irn French plays are streets ahead in
luggestivcncss, and when the play in
luestion is clescribed as a farcical
|omedy, all is said that need be said,
found it a very amusing, laughable,
|rotesque, and somewhat absurd en-
srtainment. It served its purpose of
leeping the audience in good humor,
.here was an entire absence of inu-
Indo, and, whatever the anticipations
flight have been, nothing happened.
It says a good deal for the attractive-
Jess of the farce that it nearly filled
Victoria Theatre for two nights. As
the company, little need be said.
It was capable all round, though I
Lras disappointed in the lady who
llayed "Thc Blue Mouse," and doubt
whether she would ever have stood a
Ihance of securing the sttperintend-
fncy from an actual railroad president. The most consistent representations was that of Mr. Wilton Taylor, who played the President, and
]he most amusing that of Miss Inga
Palmer, who played "Mrs. Llewellyn."
The New Grand Theatre
There  have  been  three turns well
Iworth seeing at the New Grand this
■week. John Higgins is really marvel-
llotis in his jumping feats, whilst Scott
land Wilson are both humorous and
■ distinctly clever as acrobats.    One of
[the sensations of the latter's perfor-
I mance is the "come-on" clown member of the partnership. "The Buttcr-
I fly and the Prince," as presented by
May Orletta, Fred Taylor and Company is a departure in vaudeville and
is both tuneful, fanciful and pretty.
The Luceum Theatre
In "Follies of 1910" the Johnson
Street house has been maintaining its
reputation as a provider of light
comedy at popular prices. I was sorry
that Thos. J. Mack had so little to
do, as he is an excellent comedian.
Harry B. Cleveland, who will in future supervise the productions, made
a great hit on his reappearance. Mr.
Hunt, the manager, has been engaging new performers and it is understood that he is determined to out-do
the work which he has done in the
Romano's Theatre
In "The Broker's Daughter, a fine
film has been on exhibit this week
and has enough thrilling situations tc
satisfy the most exacting. "The Converted Deacon," has furnished a fine
line of comedy, and other pictures
have been well appreciated.
The Majestic Theatre
Comedy and tragedy have been well
intermingled in the Yates Street
house. The misfortunes of a man who
is foolish enough to put his letters
in wrong envelopes provoked the
amusing scenes which might be expected, whilst "Life's Cycle," a pathetic story on canvas appealed to a
very large section of the spectators.
The Crystal Theatre
For anyone thinking of experimenting on convertible and folding furniture "The Folding Bedstead" should
have proved an awful warning. As
this film kept the house in one continuous roar of laughter, probably
nobody took it seriously.    An excel-
Crystal Theatre
The Finest and Most Up-to-date Picture Theatre in the City
Complete change of Programme every Monday, Wednesday and
lent picture dealing with a strike,
shows what the young man of leisure
can do when he is put to it. The
Crystal bids fair to more than maintain  its  popularity.
New Grand Theatre
Mr. Seymour and Miss Robinson,
who appear at the Grand Monday,
are both much given to comedy of a
dumb but highly effective variety. As
pantomimists and humorists they are
a riot and as an athlete Seymour is
fairly  a  sensation.
One would go far to find a more
beautiful stage picture, or better,
series of stage pictures than presented
by The Five Columbians. Their act
is superbly staged, gorgeously costumed and fairly alive with sparkling
music and surprising dancing. It is
a brilliant melange that culminates
in the "Ballet of Roses," which is
worked out in a bower of natural
blossoms, the only effect of the kind
in stagcland.
Flo Adler, which is to say, Flo and
her pickaninnies, are almost too well
known to the show-going public to
require introduction. One of the most
charming women of the stage, Miss
Adler has been for several years a
favorite in the coon-song singing division of variety.
Nature endowed McNamee with a
wealth of humor and an ability for
sculpture. He cultivated both of
them and in combination they make
as entertaining an act as one would
go far in vaudeville to find. McNamee does his modelling in full view
of his audience and his running comment upon his figures and subjects is
a scream.
Mde. Nazimova
A chronological treatment of Mde.
Nazimova's successful career, as an
English speaking actress would be
made as follows: Her first appearance in English at an afternoon performance at the Princess Theatre,
New York City, Oct. 17th, 1906 in
"Hedda Gabler." In November 1906,
at the Princess Theatre, she appeared
for the first time as Nora in "A Doll's
House." After 14 weeks at the Princess Theatre, playing afternoons only,
she moved to the Bijou Theatre in
the same city and finished out the
season. On September 2nd, 1907, at
the Bijou Theatre she appeared in
Brocos' "Comtesse Coquette." On
September 23rd she appeared for the
first time as Hilda in Ibsen's "The
Master Builder." On November 18th
she revived "A Doll's House" with
great success. She next produced a
new play, "The Comet," by Owen
Johnson on September ioth. On February 17th, 1908, she started on a
tour of the larger American cities finishing out the season on the road.
The following season she again went
on tour, going to the Pacific Coast
and back. At Albany, October, 1909,
she produced "The Passion Flower"
by Brandon Tynan, her leading man.
In April, 1910, she came in from the
road to open her own play house
The Nazimova, 39th Street Theatre,
with  Ibsen's "Little Wolf."
It is not generally known how very
narrowly this country missed never
having the opportunity of adding
Mde. Nazimova to its list of great
English speaking actresses. Nazimova
came here from Russia in 1905 as co-
Messrs. Sam S. and Lee Shubert, Inc.
Mde. Mazimova
The first appearance here of this most
unusual  English-speaking actress
in her most celebrated character, "Nora," ni Ibsen's
"A Doll's House"
A Play in Three Acts
Mde. Nazimova will be supported by
The Nazimova Theatre Co.
Prices-50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00.
Seat Sale Monday, October 24.
OCTOBER 27 and 28
James K. Hackett
Direction Wm. A. Brady (Ltd.)
The Prisoner of Zenda
Monsieur Beauclaire
Correct and Elaborate Productions
of Both Plays
Prices—50c to $2.00
Seat Sale Tuesday, October 25th.
star with Paul Orlenoff, and played
out thc balance of the season in her
native tongue. She then went back
to Russia, intending to stay there,
and was on the verge of signing a
contract with the Korsch Theatre at
St. Petersburg, when she received a
cablegram from Orlenoff, andwho was
still in New York, stating that the
Russian Society of New York was
going to build a theatre and wanted
her for leading woman. She decided
to return to America, but alas, the
Russian Society never lived up to its
promise, and it remained for an
American manager, Mr. Lee Shubert,
to induce her to learn English and appear here as a star. Mde. Nazimova
will be seen here at the Victoria
Theatre for one night on Wednesday,
Oct. 26.
James K. Hackett as Monsieur Beau-
One of the plays of note in Mr.
Hackett's repertoire this season will
be "Monsieur Beaucare," adapted
from Booth Tarkington's famous
story  similarly  titled.
It was in the late Richard Mansfield's repertoire, ancl Hackett adopted it because its central figure is
perfectly suited to his best acting
methods. He presents a character
distinctly different from that in which
he appeared last week, his Beaucaire
being a polished gentleman of the
world, big, wholesome, handsome,
brave and tender, equally ready and
able to make love, fight or gamble
successfully. Throughout thc whole
play his note is the dominant one.
sweeping aside all obstacles and beating all fnemen at tiietr own game, be
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
1208 Government Street, Victoria, B. C.
My duties have recently called me
to travel up ancl down Vancouver
Island, ancl especially along that
portion of the East Coast lying beyond the present railway system. I
have on many occasions explored this
coast from Nanaimo to Cape Scott,
and last week-end made a flying trip
as far North as Union Bay and Denman Island. With the business aspects of my trip the readers of The
Week are not concerned; but with
some of the things I saw and heard
they ought to be acquainted. I regret to say that the E. & N. Railway
comes in for a little unfavorable crit-
cism, which is an occasion of considerable surprise to me, since there is
no more competent or intelligent
railway superintendent in the West
than the Superintendent of the E.-&
N., and yet the condition of affairs
is so unsatisfactory that the only possible conclusion is that his hands are
tied. Both going and returning I
found that thc train was late at almost every stopping-place after the
first few miles, and without any apparent reason. The coaches were not
clean, and the Pullman toilet was
totally unlit for use. Considering that
travellers in the Pullman pay extra
for the privilege, this latter condition
is inexcusable; but I have noticed it
every time I have travelled on this
railway. On the outgoing journey, it
rained heavily, and I noticed at numerous stopping-places that passengers
waiting for the belated train had to
stand on an unprotected platform,
without shelter of any kind. It may
be that thc company's charter does
not specify punctuality, cleanliness, or
shelter, and therefore 1 may be
straining a point, but I question if
any self-respecting raihvay company
would excuse its delinquencies, on
such grounds.
On reaching Nanaimo 1 found that
an alteration had been made in the
sailing schedule of the C.P.R. boat;
that such alteration had not been advertised in the Victoria papers, and
therefore several passengers besides
myself had to cool their heels in Nanaimo whilst waiting for the Union
Steamship Co.'s boat, which sails in
the evening. Moreover, the C.P.R.
official at Nanaimo was unaware of
the existence of thc Union Steamship
Co., and the only information he
could give was that the next boat to
Union Bay sailed on Tuesday (this
being Saturday). As a matter of
fact, the "Cowichan," a U. S. S. boat,
sailed that night. This boat is deserving of all praise. Although
small, she is strong, well constructed,
comfortable and clean. There is an
excellent cook on board, ancl thc
meals—all at 50 cents each—are equal
to any dollar meal I havc had on any
Coast Steamship. The "Cowichan"
was built at Ardrossan, and I can
heartily recommend her to anyone
travelling from Vancouver over the
Northern route that she covers. I
am sorry to say that the transportation rates are not as reasonable as
the meal tickets, for a charge of $3*oo
from Nanaimo to Union Bay—which
is only about 70 miles—seems excessive. I suppose, however, it is based
upon the high rates established by
thc C.P.R. on their ferryboats between Victoria ancl Vancouver. But
even an ideal steam boat sometimes
gets into trouble. We pulled out of
Nanaimo in a dense fog, which did
not  lighten  as  we went  North;  and
in trying to make the wharf at Beaver  Creek  wc  ran  on  to  a  mudflat.
Later on,  the  fog lifted, and it was
seen that wc were about a quarter of
a  mile  beyond   the  proper  channel.
We lay there several hours, until the
rising tide enabled the captain to back
off, which he did skilfully and without mishap.    My objective point was
Denman Island, an island with a history, and one destined to figure conspicuously in  the annals  of the future.    It is about 15 miles long, and
5 miles wide at the widest part. There
are some 40 or 50 families, who do a
little ranching and a little lumbering.
There are three lumber mills on the
island, ancl several logging camps, so
that lumbering is really the principal
industry.    It  has    been    considered
that Denman Island was not particularly favorable  for agricultural  purposes.    I can, however, testify to the
contrary.    Let me tell what I found
on a farm of 420 acres, belonging to
two Japanese named Nakano. I found
several hundred tons    of    first-class
hay.    There were hundreds of sacks
of potatoes standing in the field; the
quality was excellent, and I was informed that the total crop would exceed 2,000 bags, which would  mean
100 tons.    This season, potatoes are
scarce everywhere, and   the   present
price realised by the Nakano brothers is 2 cents a pound, which is likely
to   rise   considerably  .higher   before
the Winter is over.    They produced
a large quantity of other vegetables,
a few apples for their own use, and
unlimited smaller fruits.    They have
several hundred sheep, and about 20
head of cattle.   They are prosperous,
and have made money; but it is by
dint of hard work; and everyone on
the Island admits that they deserve
their  success.    They  seem  to  work
clay and night, and to leave no stone
unturned to attain their end.   I found
them extremely courteous and hospitable, and was struck with theii; ingenuity.    They have a large number of
boats and launches, which they manage and repair themselves.   But they
arc    looking for    something    better
than that, for they believe they have
coal under their  property,  and have
interested  capital  in  order  to  determine the question.   There seems little doubt but that thc coal is there;
it is rather a question of depth. However, as  thc late  Mr.  Robert  Dunsmuir thought it wortjjgjys while to acquire the coal rights under half the
island, there is at 1.3%. some justification for their hopes.    I  forgot to
mention that amongst the local activities is a very valuable sandstone
quarry that is now being worked and
is shipping large blocks of excellent
stone to Vancouver for building purposes.    Again,  I was both surprised
and delighted with the climatic conditions in mid-October.   The weather
was warm and congenial, and I was
not at all inconvenienced on the trip
around  the   island  in  a   small   open
launch by the light of the moon, although I wore no overcoat or extra
wrap.    One  thing impressed me  on
the   whole  of  this  trip,   as    it  impresses me on all thc trips I take on
Vancouver  Island.    It is    that    the
Vancouver merchants monopolize the
business   everywhere   except   in   the
vicinity of Victoria.    The  Capital  is
practically   isolated  from   Ladysmith
North; the talk is all of Vancouver.
One meets Vancouver drummers everywhere.    In all the hotels one finds
Vancouver papers; hardly ever a Victoria  paper.     So  strongly    arc    the
Coast  settlements  impressed  by  the
Vancouver spirit that they even suggested that 1 might find it quicker to
get to Victoria by way of Vancouver.
There  is  a  screw  loose somewhere,
because such a condition of affairs is
at least unnatural, and if the Development League can do nothing else,
it might at least try to get the Victoria  newspapers  into the  hotels  at
Ladysmith,    Nanaimo, and    all    the
Northern  points.    We  all  know the
old  saying,  "God  helps  those    who
help themselves"; and in spite of all
the boasting, it will bc    "God    help
Victoria if   somebody   doesn't   wake
George H. Munroe, who is now out
on bail, has had a spectacular career
in the financial world. In 1894 he
and his brother opened a haberdashery store on St. Catherine street in
Montreal. When the mining craze
spread over Canada the Munroe
brothers, both young, went into mining stocks. It was generally under-
parties whose ordinary business precluded their taking part in such enterprises.
The Munroes first burst on the financial horizon of New York in the
spring of 1904 with the Boston ancl
Montreal Consolidated Copper Company.
While George Munroe looked after
the Xew York end his brother Alexander cared for the Canadian end of
the business, Then came the crash
of the linn ancl its pet stock. In one
day this stock dropped from $3.56 a
share to fifty cents. The failure of
the firm caused big losses to thousands  of mining stock  speculators.
While George Munroe was in the
height of his career he took a carload of New York financiers to inspect his so-called British Columbia
mining properties, ancl upon his return gave a dinner at the Waldorf-
Astoria to the party at a cost of $20,-
000. The inspection party travelled
aboard James J. Hill's private car.
Big Banker Involved
As a result of their operations Alexander H. Loomis, vice-president of
the National City Bank, was forced
to resign when it became known that
he let the Munroes havc $60,000 a
day for "wash sales" purposes, and
the firm of Parson, Leach & Co., was
dissolved on account of the connection of A. B. Leach with the Munroes. They went through the bankruptcy court, but in the meantime
took up the sale of Marconi stocks.
There were three Marconi companies, but the English company disclaimed the Munroes, and the stock
they sold became known to the
Street as "Munroe Marconis." They
sold Marconi under the name of Robinson & Robinson, and Horace G.
Robinson, who supplied the information to the government, was one of
the nominal partners of the firm, at
No. 80 Wall Street. He has been arrested several times all over the
United States as has been his father,
who was also supposed to represent
the Marconi  companies.
Went to Toronto
The Munroes next appeared at No.
27 William street as agents for a carpet sweeping device, but across the
hall was the Arizona Amalgamated
Mines Company, in which Senator
John P. Jones and Stephen Dorsey, of
Nevada, both of Star Route fame,
were interested, and it developed that
thc Munroes were connected with
that firm, too. As a rstilt of a judgment of the late Senator Warner Miller, George H. Munroe was condemned to pay $25,000 or go to jail, and he
In the fall of 1908 the Munroes appeared in Toronto, where, under the
name of John D. Street & Co., they
promoted various companies. They
spent money lavishly as ever, but at
al' times George H. Munroe was the
anparent head ot the con.eni. 1ii.--11.5h
j il:n D. Street seemed ._ think thai
he was the real as well as the titular
head. As a result of newspaper publicity 011 the affairs of the Bartlett
Mines, Limited, ancl the Berna Motors and Taxicab Companies, in which
they had involved a former Minister
of Education in Ontario, Georj- H.
Munroe and his fellow financiers left
Toronto late one evening, a few
months ago, and have not returned
there since.
"Shoe Shine" Trust Plan Fails
George H. Munroe turned up in
New York shortly after his disappearance from Toronto, and tried to
organize a "shoe shine" trust, but
publicity spoiled the game. Then he
got some reputable people interested
in the Dominion Bankers' Corporation plan. He was assisted in presenting his enterprise by 0. P. Dor-
man, who was said to be connected
with a bucket shop for years.
Raymond  G.  Brown, the blind as-
The Philosophy of Life
Did it ever occur to you that a man's life is full of crosses and
temptations? He comes into the world without his consent and
goes out against his will, and the trip between is exceedingly rocky.
The rule of the contraries is one of the features of the trip.
When he's little the big girls kiss him, when he is big the little
girls kiss him.
If he is poor he is a bad manager; if he is rich he is dishonest.
If he needs credit he can't get it; if he is prosperous everybody
wants to do him a favor.
If he is in politics it is for graft; if he is out of politics he is no
good to his country. If he does not give to charity he is a stingy
cuss;  if he does it is for show.
If he is actively religious he is a hypocrite; if he takes no
interest in religion he is a hardened sinner.
If he gives affection he is a soft specimen; if he cares for no
one he is cold-blooded. If he dies young there was a great future
before him; if he lives to an old age he missed his calling.
If he saves money he is a grouch; if he spends it he is a loafer.
If he gets it he is a grafter; if he doesn't get it he is a "bum."
So what's the use. Life is just one thing after another. As
the hen remarked, "An egg today and a stew tomorrow."
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sistant to United States Attorney
Wise, appeared for the government
in the case yesterday. This was his
first appearance in court. He suggested to Mr. Croker that he should
have Alexander A. Munroe surrender himself, but the second brother
had not appealed when Commissioner Shields closed his office.   There is
some doubt whether Alexander is
the city.    He was last seen in Mo
treal.—Montreal Star,
Aseum—I've always wanted to km
what this quotation means, "Sic trail
gloria mundl."
Jig-ley—Give it up, but those first t
words sound as if they might have son
thing to do with an ambulance. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1910
Take Notice that the undersigned resident cf Victoria, B.C., occupation, Prospector, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
40 chains E. of the north-west corner
of Lot 64; thence running SO chains
east, thence 65 chains south; thence 10
chains west; thence 40 chains north;
thence 70 chains west; thence 25 chains
north to place of beginning.
Dated Sept.  22,  1910.
District of Renfrew
TAKE NOTICE that I, Chas. A. Phelps
of Grand Rapids, Mich., occupation Merchant, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
iat the N.E. corner Lot 3 and being
■Chas. A. Phelps' N.W. corner, thence
isouth 20 chains; thence east 60 chains;
thence north 20 chains; thence west 60
chains to place of commencement, and
containing one hundred and twenty
acres,  more  or less.
Dated September 9th,  1910.
oct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agent.
District of Renfrew
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. T. Colman,
of Seattle, Wash., occupation Real Estate Agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted at the S.W. corner Lot 257, being W. T. Colman's S.E. corner, thence
40.00 chains north, 40.00 chains west,
40.00 chains south, thence 40.00 chains
east to place of commencement, and
containing one hundred and sixty acres
more or less.
Dated September 7th, 1910.
oct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agent.
District of Renfrew
TAKE NOTICE that I, Wm. M. Stein-
metz, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Clerk,
intends to apply for permission to purchase  the  following described  lands:—
Commencing at  a  post  planted  at  the
N.E.  corner of Lot 26S and being Wm.
M. Steinmet's S.E. corner, thence north
40 chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south  40 chains;  thence east 80 chains
to   place   of   commencement,   and   containing three hundred and twenty acres,
more or less.
Dated September 9th, 1910.
,ct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agent.
District of Renfrew
TAKE NOTICE that I, I. D. Moore,
if Seattle, Wash., occupation Clerk, in-
ends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at angle
No. 1 of the South Boundary Lot 271
md being L. D. Moore's Initial Post,
;hence north 40 chains; thence west 80
:hains; thence south 20 chains, more or
ess, to line of Sec. 54; thence east along
ine of Sec. 54, 70 chains; thence south
clong line of Sec. 54, 40 chains; thence
.ast 26 chains, thence north 20 chains to
ace of commencement, and containing
two  hundred  and  fifty-six  acres,  more
Dated September  8th,   1910.
oct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that R. W. Wilkinson,
of Victoria, B.C., intends to apply for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described lands:
—Commencing at a post plantecl on a
small Island about eighty chains east
of the south-west corner of Lot one (1)
on the West Arm of Quatsino Sound,
Rupert District. Vancouver Island, B.C.,
thence eighty chains north to shore line;
thence eightv chains east following the
sinuosities of the shore line; thence
eightv chains south; thence eighty
chain's west to point of commencement.
Dated August 2Sth, 1910.
oct 22 R. W. WILKINSON.
TAKE  NOTICE  that   John  Dalby,  of
ictoria, B.C., intends to apply for a
license to prospect for coal ancl petroleum over the following described lands:
—Commencing at a post planted on a
small Island about eighty chains east
of the south-west corner of Lot one (1)
on the West Arm of Quatsino Sound,
Rupert District, Vancouver Island, B.C..,
thence eighty chains north to shore line;
thence eightv chains west, following the
nuosities of the shore line; thence
eighty chains south; thence eighty
chains east to point of commencement.
Dated 28th  August,   1910.
t 22 R. W. Wilkinson, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE tliat H. J. Warwick,
of Victoria, B.C., intends to apply for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described lands:
—Commencing at a post plantecl at the
north-east corner of John Proctor's
claim; thence eighty chains east; thence
eighty chains south; thence eighty
chains west; thence eighty chains north
to point of commencement.
Dated   28th  August,   1910.
oct 22 R. W. Wilkinson, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that C. A. Holland, of
Victoria, B.C., intends to apply for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
south-east corner of John Dalby's clnim:
thence eighty chains west; thence eighty
chains south; thence eighty chains east:
thence eighty chains north to thc point
of commencement.
Dated  2Sth August.   1910.
oct 22 R. W. Wilkinson, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that T. H. Home of
Victoria, B.C., intends to apply for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
south-east corner of John Dalby's claim;
thence eightv chains east; tiience eighty
chains south; thence eighty chains west;
thence eighty chains north to the point
of commencement.
Dated  2Sth August,  1910.
oct 22 R. W. Wilkinson, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that F. J. Jones of
Victoria, B.C., intends to apply for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
south-east corner of C. A. Holland's
claim; thence eighty chains south;
thence eighty chains west; thence eighty
chains north; thence eighty chains east
to the point of commencement.
Dated 28th  August,  1910.
oct 22 R. W. Wilkinson, Agent.
Provincial Elections Act.
Victoria City Electoral District.
TAKE NOTICE that objections have been filed with me
against the following persons' names being retained or placed on
the List of Voters for the above district on the grounds set forth.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that I will, on Monday,
the 7th day of November, 1910, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, at the Court House, Bastion Square, Victoria, hold a
Court of Revision for the purpose of hearing and determining said
Unless the person objected to or some other provincial voter on
his behalf appears at the said Court and satisfies me that the said
objection is not well founded, I shall strike the name of the person
so objected to off the said list.
Dated this ioth day of October, 1910.
Registrar of Voters.
The following persons on the grounds that they have ceased to
reside in the district for a period of six months:—
Adams, John Stronach	
Adams, Walter Edward 	
Allice, Thomas Henry	
Anderson,  George   	
Anderson, Thomas 	
Andrews, John James 	
Angus, Melvin  	
Auchinleck, Gilbert 	
Backus, Charles Robert  	
Baker,  Edward   	
Balcom, Dunn  	
Barbour, Robert S	
Baron, Sabin 	
Barry, Albert	
Barton, Cornelius 	
Basso, Joseph 	
Belanger, Frank John 	
Bellasis, Montalt John M	
Bender, Henry Sydney 	
Bensen, Bernt Gustav 	
Bob, Joe	
Bond, William Colborne	
Bordin, George  	
Borelli, Raffalli   	
Bottrell, Laurence J	
Bourgeois, Eucride 	
Brown,  Robert   	
Brown,  William   	
Bruce,   Henry   	
Bruce,  John   	
Bruggy, George Washington .
Burns,   Harry	
Burrowes, Gilbert J	
Butler, Clifford Frederick  	
Butler, James 	
Butler, Robert James  	
Campbell, Alex. James 	
Cazzalato,  Frederico  	
Cbalkley, Henry John 	
Cirillo,   Brajra   	
Clear, John  	
Cliff,  William   	
Collicutt, George M	
Cooke, Alexander 	
Corr, Peter  	
Coventry, Edwin 	
Crahalmeon, Abraham	
Creighton, George  	
Cummins, William John Thos.
Curtis, Thomas Dillon 	
Daykin, Robert Seymour 	
Dier, Roy Bronwood 	
Dollis,   Emile   	
Dolbey, Robert Valentine 	
Dougan, Isaac  	
Dowler, Ernest David   	
Doyle, Henry Anthony  	
Drader,   Joseph   	
Dresser, Fred	
Drosdowit,   Abraham   	
Dudgeon,   James   	
Duff,   Andrew   	
Duffy, John  	
Dunnaway, Oliver Richard ...
Duncan, William S. D	
Dundas, Ronald George 	
Dunham, William Elson 	
Dunlop,  Alex	
Dunn, Charles Henry	
Dunn, George Ironsides 	
Dunning, Percival Wilson   ...
Dunstan, John  	
Duncii, James   	
Dwyer,  Michael   	
Eagel,   Edward  Arthur   	
Eakins,  William James   	
Earl, Albert   	
Earl, James Thomas 	
Earle, Robert  	
Easton,  Robert   	
Ede, Joseph Alexander 	
Eden, William George 	
Edmeades, Harry 	
Edwards,  David   	
Edwards, Harry  	
Edwards, William Claud	
Elby, George  	
Ellesfen, Martin 	
Elliot,  John   	
Elliott, James Wilson 	
Elliott, John Edwin 	
Elliott, Thomas  	
Ellis, James H	
Elsham, Henry	
Elstone, Claude Lane 	
Elhvood, Thomas 	
England, David Dickson 	
Etherington, George William .
Evans, Alexander Easson
Evans,   Robert   	
Ewing, Peter Henderson  	
Eyres, Edmund Albert  	
Fagan,   Gerald,  Sr	
Fairall. Charles  	
Fancett,  Henry J	
Fancett,  Thomas   	
Farrington, Abraham Edward
Fay,  Peter   	
Feeney,   John   	
41  Frederick St.
Emma St., Gorge Road.
28 Michigan St.
69 North Pembroke St.
Carpenter's Cabins, Herald St.
Grand Pacific Hotel, Johnson St.
905 Johnson St.
Craigflower Road.
58 Rock Bay Ave.
Empire Hotel, Johnson St.
64 King's Road.
Clarence Hotel, Yates St.
46 Blanchard St.
King's Head Hotel, Johnson St.
107 Michigan St.
54 Work St.
16 Humboldt St.
109 Fisguard St.
14 Bellot St.
110 Kingston St.
Colonial Hotel, Johnson St.
39 Birdcage Walk.
Grand Pacific Hotel, Johnson St.
Grand Pacific Hotel, Johnson St.
King Edward Hotel.
California Hotel, Johnson St.
2118 Pembroke St.
625 Princess Ave.
Clarence Hotel, Yates St.
749 Pandora St.
745 Pandora St.
21 Bowker Ave.
408 Menzies St.
1157 Pembroke St.
Grimm's Cabins, Pembroke St.
325 Johnson St.
237 Government St.
Grand Pacific Hotel, Johnson St.
626 Princess Ave.
Albion Hotel. Yates St.
California Hotel, Johnson St.
236 Esquimalt Road.
125 Blanchard Ave.
1260 Fort St. :
11 Collinson St.
814 Fort St.
Colonial Hotel, Johnson St.        :
St. Francis Hotel.
280 Superior St.
658 Niagara St.
F"ire Hall, Cormorant St.
45 Fernwood Road.
Grand Pacific Hotel. .   !.'"'
711 Fort St.
Queen's Hotel, Store St.
49 Vancouver St.
8 Humboldt St. i~
1444 Pembroke St.
Rainier Hotel. "'
99 Pandora St. _]'
West Side Burnside Road.
90 Douglas St.
19 Johnson St.
Willows St., Oak Bay Ave.
833 Johnson St.
515 Springfield Ave.
Olympian Cottage, Dallas Road.
C. P. R., Belleville St.
California Hotel, Johnson St.
Occidental  Hotel.
Queen's Hotel, Johnson St.
708 Blanchard St.
136 Yates St.
12 Fort St.
18 Croft St.
1530 Cook St.
847 View St.
Empire Hotel, Johnson St.
Occidental  Hotel, Johnson St.
15 Sayward Ave.
|52 Superior St.
26 Rupert St.
Prince Holel, Government St.
Brunswick Hotel, Yates St..
110 Bay St.
Brunswick Hotel, Yates St.
Colonial Hotel, Johnson St.
Empire Hotel.
108 View St.
134 Michigan St.
160 Pandora St.
166 Johnson St.
2395 Douglas St.
88 Pandora St.
Acme Rooms. Yates St.
Grand Pacific Hotel.
312 St. James St.
1321 Rudlin Ave.
.11139 Burdette Ave.
.11425 Edmonton Road.
.190 Pandora St.
.Craigflower Road, nr. Sunnyside Ave.
.Queen's Hotel, Johnson St.
. I Brewery, Lime St.
.39 Langley St.
.139 Langley St.
.38 Bridge St.
.IColonial Hotel. Johnson St.
.|1220 Quadra St.
Feeney, Patrick John 	
Feeny, John   	
Feilde, James  Fulford   	
Fennell, William 	
Fennell, William Henry 	
Findlay, William Gardner 	
Fisher, Frank Herbert  	
Forster, Joseph Leslie  	
Gillis, John Duncan  	
Goodman, Andrew  	
Guthridge, William Phillip  	
Hannan,  Robert  	
Harocop, Gerasimos	
Harocop, Robert 	
Harrison,  Arthur   	
Hayward, Francis Phillip  	
Hemming, Harry  	
Hewitt, William George 	
Herd, John   	
Hodgins, William 	
Huggett, Alfred 	
Hughes, Hedley Vicars  	
Jackson, Jesse Julian 	
Jacobson, Mangus Peter  	
Jamieson, Ernest Arthur 	
Jeary, Henry Collingwood
Jobson, Robert Henry 	
Johnson, Sidney Leonard  	
Kent, Daryl Herbert 	
Kick, Augustus Charles 	
Kiely,  John   	
Kimpton, James  	
King, William Christopher 	
Kinlock, Charles William  	
Kippen, Walter	
Langley, George Fardon	
Langlois, Joseph 	
Leatherbarrow, Arthur Robert
Lee, Norman Thomas 	
Lehen,  George
Le Page, Theodore Aubin  |107 Moss St
550 Johnson St. -
26 Pandora St.
Victoria Crescent.
203 Cook St.
1617 Cook St.
1417 Fernwood Road.
1146 Fort St.
Room 34, Five Sisters Block.
8 Franklin St.
132 Johnson St.
130 St. Andrews St.
33 Chatham St., rear of.
277 Superior St.
277 Superior St.
Occidental Hotel.
Sissinghurst, Gorge Road.
Driard Hotel.
1425 Store St.
1032 Yates St.
1121 Quadra St.
152  Pandora  St.
68 King's Road.
508 Bastion St.
Colonial Hotel, Johnson St.
7 David St.
522 Bastion St.
Brunswick Hotel.
Clarence Hotel.
229 Douglas St.
St. Francis Hotel.
Strand Hotel.
1271 Centre Road.
Pacilic Market, Government St.
1431 Harrison St.
35 Pandora St.
Cor. Quebec and Menzies Sts.
Douglas St.
Empire Hotel, Johnson St.
1410 Pembroke St.
549 Johnson St.
List, Henry Charles
Lomp, John   	
Maas,  Leonhard 	
McCall, Sydney Herbert	
McClanahan, William John ..
McCloskey, James E	
McCoy, Joseph  	
McCoy,  William  Henry   	
McDonald, Robert Roderick .
McDowell,   Charles  	
McGregor, Archibald	
Mclver, Murdock  	
McKay, Joseph  	
McKeown, Michael  	
Mackie, James 	
McKinnon, Joseph 	
McNeil,   Daniel   	
McQueen, Thomas Allan 	
Macrae, Farquhar 	
Mair,  David   	
Margomcnos, John 	
Marinelli, Alessandro	
Marmo, Ottavio 	
Martin, John   	
Martin, Malcolm 	
Martin,   Noel   	
Mathieson, Mathias 	
Matson, Edward Alfred 	
Mayle, Thomas 	
Maysmith, Nello Brinkworth
Medrich, John  	
Mercer,  Albert   	
Montgomery, Daniel 	
Moros,  George  	
Morris,  Selwyn   	
Morrison, James  	
Moss, John  	
Moycs, James 	
Muir, David 	
Munnis, James McN	
Munnis, Wm. Alex	
Munro,   Harry   	
Munro, Jas.  D	
Murphy, Edward Dillon  	
Murphy, John   	
Murray,   Edward   	
Murray, George	
Murray,  James   	
Murray, Percy  	
Murrell,  Wm	
Mylroie,  Robert  	
Nash,  Edward  	
Neil, Robert  	
Neil, George  	
Neligan, David J	
Nellis,   Charles   	
Nelson,   Olaf   	
Nelson, Philip   	
Newberry, Richard 	
Newham, William 	
Newnham, Joseph    !278 Superior St.
2403 Fernwood Road.
824 Mason St.
42 Montreal St.
New Brunswick Hotel.
803 Hillside Ave.
2913 Douglas St.
57 Alfred St.
Rainier Hotel, Johnson St.
1425 Store St.
19 Blanchard St.
103 North Park St.
Brunswick Hotel.
912 Beechy St.
S.S. Tees.
California Hotel.
553 Hillside Ave.
46 Herald St.
618 Yates St.
18 Pakington St.
Strand Hotel.
608 Broughton St.
1820 Store St.
33 Chatham St.
Jubilee  Hospital.
1323 Wharf St.
613 Avalon Road.
2531 Pleasant St.
Russ House, Johnson St.
Clarence Hotel.
1053 Mears St.
2600 Government St.
Angel Hotel, Langley St.
737 View St.
Colonial Hotel.
Atlantic Hotel.
W. C. T. U. Mission, Johnson St.
Occidental Hotel.
1803 Quadra St.
627 Hillside Ave.
Brunswick Hotel.
225 Quebec St.
Colonial Hotel.
Five Sisters Block.
96 Pembroke St.
15 Rendall St.
544 Blanchard St.
121  Montreal St.
710 Johnson  St.
\tlantic  Hotel.
Cormorant St., Fire Hall.
437 Belleville St.
1462 Lansdowne St.
1606 Douglas St.
44 View St.
736 Rae St.
1726 Government St.
268 Yates St.
63 San Juan Ave.
1353  Pandora Ave.
Empire   Hotel.
Vernon Chambers.
6 Lawson's Cabins.
214K- Yates St.
1032 Yates St.
Newton,  George King
Nicholls,   Chas.
Nicholson, J.  II
Nicol, Walter  .
Nicolas, Nick   1608 Broughton St.
Nicolson,  John   Duncan    Strand Hotel, Johnson St.
Noel, John  F J87 North Pembroke St.
Noot, Wm. Ivor  |119 North Pembroke St.
Norman, Joseph H 1140 Fort St.
Norman, Thos 30 Soulh Pandora St.
Norris,  Joseph    '505  Government  St.
Northcott, Herbert William  256 Yates St,
Motley,  I-'. Jacob   Atlantic Hotel.
Nutting, John  Willis  1409 Taunton St.
O'Brien,   Samuel     1812 Douglas St.
O'orien, Thomas   Room 8, 42'_ Bridge St.
O'Connor, Joseph   2806 Bridge St.
Odgers, John    11409 Blancha
O'Farrell, Henry Percy   174 Cook St.
Ogilvic, John    [Strand   Hotel.
Ohlson, Herman   12 Pleasant St.
O'Keefe.   Lawrence-    182 Fort St,
Oliver, Archelaus C. D Dominion Hotel.
Oliver, James  D |3 Princess St.
Oliver, Thomas  |Royal Arms Hotel.
Olsen, Carl   |40 Kane St.
O'Ronrkc, John   I Pandora Hotel.
Osbon,  Benjamin  F 1930 North Park St.
Owen, Wm, Gaskill  11023 North Park St.
Pahorn, Charles Albert   Dominion Hotel.
Patldison, William   161 King's Road.
Paddle, George  84 North Park St.
Padgett, George
Palmer,  John   Charles
Palmer, Charles Henry
Palmer,   Ernest   	
Palmer. Frank E. L. C.
Parr, William Henry ...
Parrott, Russell K.  ...
Occidental Hold.
Cathcricn St., Vietoria West.
230 Cook St.
515 Johnson St.
2008 Chambers St.
6(15 Blanchard St.
833 Johnson St.
Pastro,   Angelo    [Grand Pacific Hotel. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1910
Paterson,   Henry   	
Paterson, James  	
Paterson, Richard B. 0	
Patrianni, Antonio  	
Patterson,  Chas.   R	
Paxton, Bertram 	
Payne, Samuel 	
Payton, Thos. H	
Pears, Richard W 	
Pearson,  Alfred   	
Pendola, August  	
Pennington, Albert G	
Pepper, W.  H	
Percy,  R.  G	
Perkins,   Bert   	
Perkins, Chas. H	
Perry, A	
Peterkin, H. D	
Phipps, A. H. C	
Piaggio,   Henry   	
Picant,  John   	
Pickering,   Albert   	
Pickering,  John   	
Piercy, John 	
Plum,   Ralph   B	
Polegano, Guiseppe  	
Pollard, Rowland  	
Pollend, William John  	
Polley, Robert C	
Poole, Walter   	
Porter, Wm. H	
Potter, William  	
Potter,  William   	
Potts, Fredk. C	
Powell, Duncan  	
Prestly,   George   	
Preston, Ernest 	
Pretty,   Henry   	
Price, R. Coates 	
Price,  Robert   L	
Primrose, Alex	
Prince,  Arthur   	
Proctor,  H.  G	
Prosser, Howard Thomas V...
Pudnay, James S	
Pye, William 	
Pye, William   	
Quaintance, F. J	
Quinton,  Francis   	
Raby, Henry William 	
Rae,  Irving  D	
Raffelson, Hakon R	
Ramsay, R. W	
Randolph, Albert   	
Ransome, Thomas  	
Raymond, Jack  	
Regan, John William 	
Reynolds,  Henry   	
Richardson, John   	
Riddell, Robert W	
Rigby, John   	
Rinman, Arthur 	
Roarke, William Charles 	
Robertson, William Stewart ..
Rosier,  Richard  C	
Rosier,  Richard  C	
Ross, Charles W	
Russ, George  	
Sand, Michael Larsen 	
Sanders, Charles  	
Schwartz, Robert   	
Searle, John Gerrans  	
Serafino,  Zanon   	
Shaw, Thomas Wesley 	
Shields, William   	
Sherman,  Arthur   	
Short,  William   	
Simpson, William 	
Sivertz,  Thoralfur   	
Salter, Andrew   	
Smith,   Henry   	
Smith, Joseph   	
Smith, Philip Henry 	
Stannard, Henry T	
Steele, Asa Bancroft	
Stevens, Alexander Cleveland
Stevens, Alexander Victor ....
Stewart,  William   	
Stokes, Jesse Stanley 	
Stokes,   Richard   	
Stonor, Ambrose Francis  ....
Strachan, William  Robert   ...
Straviotta, Giovanni 	
Straviotta,  Peitro   	
Strong, Andrew 	
Terry, John 	
Tompkins, Albert 	
Toshack, Charles M	
Turner, James  	
Ullman, Henry Cleeve 	
Vallelay, John   	
Van Decar, A. B	
Van Decar, Levi Bates  	
Van  Minister,   Rene   	
Wain, Wallace Walter	
Walker, Maurice William  ...
West, Thomas  	
White, Alfred James 	
White, Arthur  	
Williams, Frederick Thomas
Williams, Henry  	
Williams,   Milton   	
Wills, John Kirle 	
Wilson, George  	
Wilson, James  Fyfe   	
Wilson, John   Beveridge  ....
Wilson, Percy Walter  	
Wood, Jacob Smith  	
Woolly,  Phillip John   	
Ycates,  John   	
Young,  David   	
Young,  Harry   	
53 Henry St.
Room 38, Five Sisters Block.
Vernon Chambers.
.7 Cormorant St.
16 Quebec St.
148 Fort St.
1129 Yates St.
1343 Vining St.
1042 Yates St.
J13 Douglas St.
Balmoral Hotel.
Jor. Catherine and Esquimalt Rd.
mperial  Hotel.
Accidental Hotel.
it. George's  Hotel.
59 Oswego St.
181 Yates St.
i23 Fort St.
.'28 Yates St.
5 Green St.
irand Pacilic Hotel.
010 Quadra St.
3 Carpenters Cabins.
69 Menzies St.
dill St., Foul Bay.
Cabins, Pandora St.
128 Vancouver St.
V. C. T. U. Mission,
iock Bay Hotel.
California Hotel.
61  Superior St.
06 Vancouver St.
49 Pandora St.
25 Douglas* St.
24 Government St.
)ccidental Hotel.
Cormorant St. Fire Hall.
1 Bodwell St.
011 Scoresby St.
15 Gordon St.
315 Camosam St.
>t. George's Hotel.
25 Belleville St.
26 Fort St.
iyecroft, Mears St.
California Hotel.
280 North Chatham St.
145 Elizabeth St.
Queen's Hotel.
.06 Humboldt St.
Clarence Hotel.
3ismarck Hotel,
lock Bay Hotel.
Smpire Hotel,
isquimalt St.
Queen's Hotel.
Driard Hotel,
shakespeare St.
Clarence Hotel.
1 South Turner St.
V. C. T. U. Mission.
Pandora Hotel.
173 Johnson St.
578 Bay St.
Clarence Hotel.
Clarence Hotel.
I Gorge Road.
California Hotel.
Occidental Hotel.
Brunswick Hotel.
) Store St.
Occidental Hotel,
jrand Pacific Hotel.
50 Topaz Ave.
15 Putman St.
126 Vancouver St.
Angel Hotel.
86 Store St.
II Spring Road.
839 Johnson St.
Dominion  Hotel.
29 Green St.
Osborne House.
131 Fort St.
2644 Quadra St.
22 Russell St.
1 Springfield Ave., Victoria West.
California Hotel, Johnson St.
411 Michigan St.
1407 Government St.
Queen's Hotel.
Dallas Road.
1253 Rudlin St.
1253 Rudlin St.
10 San Juan Ave.
1605 Store St.
Colonial Hotel.
Brunswick Hotel.
Occidental  Hotel.
J2011 Douglas St.
Colonial Hotel.
Driard Hotel.
Driard Hotel.
1033 Burdette Ave.
1434 Blanchard St.
Carnegie Library.
746 Yates St.
Steitz Restaurant, Yates St.
'i09 Superior St.
Montana Restaurant, Outer Wharf.
Western  Hotel, Store St.
Driard  Hotel.
1290 Gladstone Ave.
547 Hillside Ave.
1353 Pembroke St.
26 Quadra St.
436 Springfield Ave.
67 Frederick St.
Gordon House, Blanchard St.
Dominion  Hotel.
3 Amelia St.
|435 Esquimalt Road.
The following persons on the ground tliat they are clead:-
Adams, Alfred Francis 	
Anderson, George Cummings
Anderson, Thomas 	
Angus, Melvin  	
Baker,  Tames  Edward   	
Bavin, William Todd 	
Berryman, John   	
Boyd,  James   	
Butler, John William 	
Cornwall, Clement Francis ...
Cousins, Leonard  	
Criddle, Evered  	
Dempsey, John   	
Dougall,  Frederick Charles    |53 Niagara St.
Emery, Archie Ernest  |416 Parry St.
Emery, John    1120 Michigan St.
Eyres, Edmond James  jCraignower Road, nr. Sunnyside Ave.
Findlay,   Hugh    |52 David St.
Finlayson, Duncan Nicol  [Windsor Hotel, Government St.
Ford, George R |1219 North Park St.
Fraser,  Neil    |213 Skinner St.
Gass, Charles Andrew
Green,  Jack   	
Green, James T	
Hawksby, William  	
Hayter, George Henry	
Hicks,  Robert   	
Higman, William Weston  ...
Hughes, William O	
Kennedy, John   	
Le Lievre,  H.  K	
Leonard,   James   	
Livingstone, Robert 	
MacKenzie, Charles William
Marrion, Arthur   	
Moore,  John   	
Moses, Daniel David 	
Mountain, Fred. Armine R. ..
Munro,  William   	
Newbury, William  	
Papillon, Leon  	
Partridge, Thomas John
Popham,  Arthur  Charles   ...
Rebbcck, James K	
Rendall, Robert S	
Reynolds,   Henry   	
Ritchie, James  	
Roberts,   Reuben   	
Ross, Alexander  	
Ross, Alexander   	
Scales,  Clifford   	
Spence, William   	
Stockham, Frederick  	
Stout,  George   	
Terry, John   	
Todhunter, John  	
Towers, Thomas Henry   ....
l/re, Charles D	
Wallis, John A	
Walsh, John J	
Wessell, John   	
Westcott, Charles H	
Winter, John  Stewart   	
Young, Louis  	
1473 Fort St.
No. 2, Carpenters Cabins, Herald St.
863 Pandora Ave.
Bet. Grahame and Prior Sts
94 Pandora Ave.
90 Menzies St.
166 Johnson St.
61 Second St.
Russell St., Victoria West.
26 San Juan Ave.
Empire Hotel, Johnson St.
151 Pandora St.
61 Fourth St.
23 Haywood Ave.
1705 Fernwood Road.
125 Chatham St.
4 St. John St.
331 Catherine St.
8 Simcoe St.
St. Joseph's Hospital.
113 Quadra St.
Mary St., nr. Lime St.
134 Michigan St.
130 Simcoe St.
Shakespeare St.
9 Cornwall St.
29 Menzies St.
98 Menzies St.
82 Niagara St.
Queen's Hotel.
6 Humboldt St.
90 Fisguard St.
305 James St.
1605 Store St.
15 Johnson St.
Cor. Belton Ave. and Bean St.
9 Putman St.
1305 Government St.
77 John St.
742 Johnson St.
36 Government St.
"Burleith Lodge," Craigflower Road.
116 Government St.
The following persons on the ground that they duplicate:—
Fairclough, William Robert  .
Penning,  Edward  	
Ferey, George Richardson   ..
Fitzpatrick, John Francis   ...
Glass, William  	
Knight,   Arthur   	
Leckey,   George   	
Legg, John Thomas  	
McCain, Herbert James 	
Macdonald, John Chisholm ..
McKenzie, Colin Campbell  ..
Mackenzie, John  	
McLachlan, James Campbell
Mitchell, Thomas  	
Peterson, August 	
Pool, Walter 	
Robinson, William  	
Smith, Frederick Lambert ...
Smith, Henry 	
Storey,  James   	
Stuckey, James 	
Sutton, Alfred Allen  	
Targett, Thomas George
Todd, Darcy Alexander 	
Walsh, George Disney 	
Walsh,   John   	
Williams, Frederick William
531 Toronto* St.
W .C. T. U. Mission, Yates St.
58 South Turner St.
919 Caledonia Ave.
827 Johnson St.
845 Yates St.
Commercial Hotel.
16 Pioneer St.
336 Quebec St.
61 Herald St.
139 Fort St.
67 Sixth St.
531 Yates St.
73 North Park St.
17 Perry St.
Queen's Hotel.
731 Pine St.
Atlantic Hotel.
17 Dallas Road.
2652 First St.
"Rycroft," Mears St.
1313 Cook St.
Carlton Saloon.
1411 Chambers St.
1729 Oak Bay Ave.
1729 Oak Bay Ave.
36 Hillside Ave.
The following applications on the ground that the applicants
are already on the list:—
Baxter,   Andrew   	
Brooks, Frederick 	
Cremer, Charles	
Eve, James Ernest 	
Eve, Benjamin Arthur 	
Henderson,   Hugh   	
Hopday, William   	
Huggan, William Patterson .
Johnson,  Arthur  Edward   ..
Le Corse, Antoine	
Lewis, John   	
Logan, Clifford Barefoot  ...
Lush,  Sidney John   	
McConnell, Clarence Victor
McCullock, David  	
Ogborne, Edgar 	
Owen, Frank I*. M	
Picant, John  	
Power, Raymond A	
Richards, William Henry ...
Rule, Hector 	
Smith, Joseph Gordon  	
Smith, William   	
Stevens, Frederick Alfred  ..
Thomas, Guy 	
Watt, Archibald Alex'r 	
Young, Thomas Griffith A.
52 South Road.
120 Chatham St.
"arpenters Cabins, Herald St.
90S Johnson St.
\'o. 1  Fire Hall. Cormorant St.
Cor. Humboldt and McClure Sts.
112 Government St.
132 Quadra St.
Beechy St, bet. Vancouver and Rupert
846 Rae St.
33 Third St.
Balmoral  Hotel.
Jubilee Cabins. Johnson St.
1133  Yates  St.
McCaskill St., off Pine St.
648 Pembroke St.
No. 1 Fire Hall, Cormorant St.
No. 1 Fire Hall, Cormorant St.
1285 Sotith Road.
856 View St.
Dallas Hotel.
1448 Grant St.
Grand Pacific.
1621 Quadra St.
356 Sylvia St.
820 Pandora St.
2606 Work St.
138 Pembroke St.
Grand Pacific Hotel.
926 Fort St.
Grand Pacilic Hotel.
848 Broughton St.
Fire Hall, Victoria West.
718 King's Road.
493 Superior St.
Royal Arms Hotel.
30 Oswego St.
While Horse  Hotel.
70 Menzies St.
2721 Bridge St.
District of Renfrew
TAKE NOTICE that I, Jas. P. Cral
ford, of Spokane, Wash., occupation Pa
mer, Intends to apply for permission I
purchase the following described land
Commencing at a post planted thn
chains east of S.W. corner Lot 267, 11
lng Jas. P. Crawford's N.E. cornl
thence south 20 chains more or less I
North Boundary Sec. 64, thence 70 chaB
west along line Sec. 64, thence noif
20 chains, more or less to south Boil
dary Lot 268, thence east 70 chains, I
place of commencement, and containll
one hundred and  forty acres,  more "
Dated September 8th, 1910.
oct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agei
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE NOTICE    that    Angus KilrJ
Stuart,   of    Victoria,    B.C.,   occupatil
Prospector, intends to apply for perml
sion to purchase the following describ
lands:—Commencing  at  a  post  plant!
about ten  (10)  chains distant and ini
south-easterly direction from the norlf
east  corner  of  the  Indian  Reserve
the mouth  of the Salmon River,  De|
Channel,  Coast  Range  III,  thence  e£|
forty  (40)  chains:  thence north  to
South bank of the Salmon River appro!
mately ten  (10)   chains;  thence folloi
lng the south bank of the Salmon RiW
in a westerly and southerly direction I
point of commencement, and contalni|
eighty (80) acres more or less,
Grand Forks Court-house
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tenc|
for Court-house, Grand Forks," will
received by the Honourable the Ml
Ister of Public Works up to noon I
Tuesday, the 25th day of October, 191
for the erection and completion ofl
brick and stone building at Grand Fori
Plans,    Specifications,    Contract,
Forms of Tender may be seen on
after the 24th  day of September,  19|
at the offlce of the Government Age
Grand   Forks,   and   the   Department
Public Works,  Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanl
by an accepted bank cheque or certl
cate of deposit on a chartered bank I
Canada, made payable to the Honoural
the Minister of Public Works, for f
sum of $3,000, which shall be forfeit
if the party tendering decline to enj
into contract when called upon to f
so, or If he fall to complete the wd
contracted for. The cheques or certl
cates of deposit of unsuccessful tendf
ers will be returned to them upon
execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unlj
made out on the forms supplied, sly
with   the  actual   signature  of  the  i
derer,   and   enclosed   In   the   enveloil
The lowest or any tender not  nec|
sarlly accepted.
Public Works Engineer|
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., September 20th, 19101
oct 1
District of Renfrew
TAKE NOTICE that I, John H. Moot
of Victoria, occupation Logger,  intcn|
to apply for permission to purchase
following described lands:—CommenciJ
at  a post  planted  at  the  S.E.   corn
Lot 272 and being John H. Moore's
E. corner; thence west 160 chains; then!
south 40 chains; thence east 70 chain|
thence north  20 chains; thenee east
chains;  thence south  40 chains;  thenl
east 40 chains;  thence north 60 chain
to place of commencement, and contall
ing six hundred and twenty acres, mo|
or less.
Dated September Sth, 1910.
oct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agenl
District of Renfrew | District of Renfrew
TAKE    TAKE NOTICE that  I,  Samuel j    TAKE NOTICE    that    I,    William C
M.  Cochran, of Seattle,  Wash.,  occupa-  Crawford,   of   Spokane,   Wash.,   occupa
tion Real Estate Agent, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at the S.W. corner Lot 269,
being Samuel M. Cochran's line post
North Boundary (Initial Post), thence
west 40 ehains; thence north 40 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence south 20
chains, to the Line Sec. 54, thence 16
chains east, thence south 40 chains;
thence east 110 chains; thence north 20
chains; thence west 44 chains, to place
of commencement, and containing three
hundred and fifty acres, more or less.
Dated September Sth, 1910.
oct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agent.
District of Renfrew
TAKE NOTICE that 30 clays after dnte
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for a licence to prospect for coal and petroleum In the fol-
lowlng described lnnd, viz.: Section 86,
Renfrew District.
Dnted at Victoria. B.C., this 26th day
of August, 1910.
oct 16 W. H. Murray. Agent.
tion Farmer,  intends to apply for per
mission  to  purchase  the  following described   lands:—Commencing  at  a  post
planted at the S.E. corner Lot 269, and
being William C. Crawford's N.E.  corner, thence west 10 chains; thence south
40 chains, along line Section 54, thence
east  10 chains;  thence north  40 chains
along line Lot 268 to place of commencement, and containing forty acres, more
or less.
Dated  September  8th,  1910.
oct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agent.
District of Renfrew
TAKE NOTICE that I, Edward B.
Cadwell, of Detroit, Mich., occupation
Broker, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the S.E corner of Lot 272, and being
Edward B. Cadwell's S.W. corner; thence
north 40 chains; thence east 120 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 120
chains to place of commencement, and
containing four hundred and eighty
acres,  more or  less.
Dated September 8th, 1910.
oct 1 By D. A. McPhee, Agent.
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE NOTICE that Maurice Cane,
Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Mining   Erl
gineer, intends to apply for permissiol
to   purchase    the    following   describe!
lands:—Commencing at a post  plantef
adjoining the south-east corner post
Lot  13  on  Dean  Channel,  thence Wef|
following   the   Southern   Boundary
Lot 13 forty  (40)  chains, thence sout|
following the Eastern boundary of
14  forty  (40)   chains;  thence  followlnl
the  Northern   Boundary  of  the   India]
Reserve   twenty   (20)   chains   more
less,  thence following the bank  of thi
River thirty  (30)  chains  more or lesil
and   thence   north   twenty   (20)   chainl
more or less to point of commencement
and  containing  one  hundred  and  slxt|
acres  more or  less.
Dated Sept.  15,  1910.
oct 1 Angus K. Stuart. Agent]
District of Vancouver Island, B.C.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Reginald Jael
ger, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Surl
veyor, Intends to apply for permissioil
to purchase the following describee!
lands:—Commencing at a post plantecl
ten feet from an old Government Survejl
post in section fifteen, north-west cornerf
thecne 80 chains south; thence 80 chalnil
east; thence 80 chains nortli; thence S<|
chains to point of commencement.
Dated August  30th,  1910.
District of Graham Island, Masset Inlel
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur Robert I
son, of Masset, prospector, Intend tif
apply for a licence to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following del
scribed lands:—Commencing at a posl
plantecl two miles southerly of thi)
south-west corner of Lot 8, and aboul
three-quarters of a mile east from tlul
shore-line; thence 80 chains west; thencel
80 chains south; thence 80 chains east!
thence SO chains north to point of com I
mencement; containing 640 acres, mop|
or less.
Dated August Sth, 1910.
octl      ARTHUR ROBERTSON, Locatoil
District  of  Vancouver  Island,   B.C.
TAKE NOTICE that Frederick Henri
Arthur Thayer, of Vancouver, B.C., ocl
cupatlon   Grocer,   intends   to  apply   fol
permission   to   purchase   the   following
described lands in Township 24, Rupert
District:—Commencing at a post plant!
ed at the north-west corner of sectloi
27,   thence  40  chains  south;   thence  SI
chains   east;   thence   40   chnins   north!
thence SO chains west to point of corr|
Dated August 30th, 1910.
Frederick Henry Arthur Thayer.
oct S By Reginald Jaeger, Agen j THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1010
Companies Act
(July lst, 1910)
I-ovince of British Columbia.
No. 10B 111)10)
11 HEREBY CERTIFY that "Empire
limber Company" (of the State of Dela-
lire, U.S.A.), an Extra-Provincial Com-
l.ny, has this day been registered as a
Jimpany under the "Companies Act," to
rry  out  or  effect  all  or  any  of  the
I jects  of  the  Company  to  which  the
hislative authority of the Legislature
I  British Columbia extends.
I The  head   office  of  the   Company  is
Miate at the City of Wilmington, Coun-
i of New Castle, Delaware, U.S.A.
[The head office of the Company in
lis Provinee is situate at Victoria, and
lilliam Edgar Oliver, Barrister-at-law,
1.(1 whose address is Victoria aforesaid,
J the attorney for the Company, not
lipowered to issue and transfer shares
1  stock.
The amount of the capital of the Com-
V is Seven Million Five Hundred
liousand Dollars, divided into Seventy-
J-e Thousand shares of One Hundred
lillars each.
■ The Company Is limited.
■Given   under   my   hand   and   Seal   of
■flee  at  Vietoria,  Province  of  British
Xlumbia, this eighth day of September,
le thousand nine hundred and ten.
. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
I'l'lie objects for which the Company
Is been established and registered are:
fl'o earry on a general lumber business;
I acquire by purchase, lease or other-
|se, and to own, buy, sell and deal In
nds, timber lands, and standing tlm-
r; to buy, cut, haul, drive and sell
Inber and logs and to saw and other-
|se work the same; to buy, manufac-
Ire and sell lumber, bark, wood, pulp
lil all products thereof or articles made
lereffom or in which wood or lumber
[a factor; and in that behalf to build,
Vn, let, lease, and operate or use (all
any) mills, saw mills, factories,
ants, works, machinery, equipment,
ols, looging outfits, tramways, electric
steam railroads, and other facilities
conveniences necessary or desirable
carrying on the above objects ancl
Irposes of the Company or any of them.
ITo erect and construct houses, buiid-
es and works of any description on
ly lands of the Company or upon any
pds controlled by it, and to build, en-
k-ge, alter or improve existing houses,
liidings, or works thereon, and gener-
ly to deal with and improve the pro-
Irty of the eompany; to sell, lease,
Tirtgage or otherwise dispose of the
lids, houses, buildings, hereditaments
Id other property of the Company.
ITo purchase, take on lease, or other-
Ise acquire, any mines, mining rights
|d lands anywhere in the United
ites or any foreign country and any
ly interest therein; and to explore,
j>rk, develop and turn the same to
Tl'o quarry, smelt, refine, dress, amal-
Imate  and  prepare  for  market,   ores,
^tals  and   mineral   substances   of  all
Jnds   and   to   carry   on   any   operation
liich  may  seem  conducive  to  any  of
le company's objects or purposes.   To
ly, sell, manufacture and deal in min-
Jals,   plants,    machinery,    implements,
Invenlenoes,   merchandise  and   provis-
lis and other things or articles capable
I being used or dealt in in connection
Jth   the   lumbering,   mining   or   other
lerations   of   the   company,   or   which
lall be required by workmen or others
liployed by the company.
■To buy and  sell merchandise and to
Itablish and maintain stores in connec-
on with or for the convenience of per-
kns employed by the company in carry-
Ig on any of the objects or purposes
lerein   stated,   or   for   the   convenience
1 other persons; to acquire the business
low or at any time carried on by any
Irm,  or other corporation or organiza-
ton together with any lands and build-
Jigs, plant, stock or other property eon-
lected with any such business, including
lie good-will of any such person and the
lenefit of all pending contracts, and the
Itock in trade thereof, together with the
latents and other rights and privileges
■elating to the said business vested ln
Ir held on behalf of them.
J To purchase, or otherwise acquire letters patent, and patent rights and privileges Improved or secret processes for or
In any  way  relating  to all  or any  of
I'he objects herein named, or other purposes, and to grant licences for the use
If, or to sell or otherwise deal in any
letters patent, patent rights and privileges.
I To purchase, receive, hold and own
Ijonds, mortgages, debentures, notes,
lihares of capital stock, and other securities, obligations, contracts and evidences
Jif indebtedness of any private, public or
Inunlcipal corporation, or of the Government of the United States or of any
State, Territory or Colony thereof, or of
Jthe Dominion of Canada or any State,
■Province or municipality thereof, or of
nny other foreign state or country, to
I-ecelve, collect and dispose of Interest,
llividends and income upon, of and from
liny of the bonds, mortgages, debentures,
■notes, shares of capital stock, securities,
Tobllgation, contracts, evidences of indebtedness and other property held or
lowned by It, and to exercise In respect
lof all such bonds, mortgage, debentures,
■notes, shares of capital stock, securities,
• obligation, contracts, evidence of int
Idebtedness and other property, any and
lall rights, powers and privileges of indi-
Ivldual owners thereof: to do any and
lall acts and things tending to increase
lthe value of the property at any time
■ held by the company; to issue bonds and
Ito secure the same by pledges or deeds
■of trust or mortgages or trust Indentures
■ of or upon the whole or any part of the
•property held by the Company and to sell
lor pledge such bonds for the proper cor-
Iporate purposes of the company, as and
I when and upon such terms as the Board
lof Directors shall determine; and in the
■ promotion of Its said corporate busl-
Iness  of  investment  and   to  the  extent
uthorized by law, to lease, purchase,
liiold, sell, assign, transfer, pledge, mort-
Igage and convey real and personal pro-
Iperty of any name or nature; provided
Ithat   nothing   herein   shall   give   or   be
■ construed as giving to the company
lthe  powers   of  a  banking   corporation,
■ savings bank or trust company, as auth-
rlzed   by   the   Laws   of   the   State   of
I Delaware,
loot 8
District of Graham Island
TAKE NOTICE that Arthur Robert-
Ison, of Masset, prospector, Intends to
•apply for a licence to prospect for eoal
land petroleum over the following de-
Iscrlbed lands:—Commencing at a post
■planted about two miles southerly from
(the southwest corner of Lot 8 ancl about
three-quarters of a mlle east from
Jshore-line; thence east 80 chains; thence
■■■outh 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
Ihence north 80 chains to point of com-
liiencement; containing C10 acres, more
"ir less.
Dated August Bth, 1910.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for Substructure, Bridge, Walhachln
(Penny's), B.C.," will be received by the
Honourable the Minister of Public
Works up to and Including Monday, the
28th clay of November, 1910, for the
erection and completion of the substructure of a two-span steel bridge over the
Thompson River, near Walhachln (formerly Penny's), a station on the line of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, about 218
miles east of Vancouver, B.C.
Drawings, Specifications, Contract, and
Forms of Tender may be seen on and
after the 18th day of October, 1910, at
the office of E. McBride, Esq., Road
Superintendent, 39 Fairfield Building,
Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C., and
at the office of tbe Public Works Engineer, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
B. C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain one copy of
the drawings and one copy of the specification for the sum of flve dollars
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered bank of Canada,
made payable to tbe Hon. the Minister
of Public Works, for the sum of $500,
which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so. The cheques
or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract.
The successful tenderer shall furnish
a bond of a Guarantee Company satisfactory to the Minister of Public Works
In the sum of two thousand five hundred
dollars ($2,500) for the due fulfilment of
the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
by the actual signature of the tenderer,
ancl enclosed In the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C.,  14th October,  1910.
oct 22
District of Vancouver Island
TAKE NOTICE that I, Reginald Jaeger agent for Samuel Grossman, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Surveyor,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands in
Township 24, Rupert District:—Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Section 22; thence 80
chains east; thence 80 chains north;
thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains
south  to point of commencement.
Dated 30th August, 1910.
sep 3 REGINALD J-AimjUR.
Examinations for the position of Inspector of Steam Boiler and Machinery,
under the "Steam Boilers Inspection
Act, 1901," will be held at the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, commencing
November 7th, 1910. Application and
instruction forms can be had on application to the undersigned, to whom the
former must be returned correctly filled
In, not later than October 24th, 1910,
Salary, $130.00 per month, increasing at
the rate of $5.00 per month each year
to a maximum of $180.00.
Chief  Inspector  of  Machinery.
New Westminster, B. C.
District of Graham Island, Masset Inlet
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur Robertson, of Masset, prospector, Intend to
apply for a licence to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted one mile east of the south-east
corner of Lot 8; thence 80 chatns west;
thence 80 chains north; thence 80 chains
east; thence 80 chains south to point of
commencement; containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated August 5th, 1910.
octl     ARTHUR ROBERTSON, Locator.
District of Graham Island, Masset Inlet
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur Robertson, of Masset, prospector, Intend to
apply for a licence to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted five-eighths of a mile east of the
south-east corner of Lot 8; thence 80
chains east; thence 80 chains south;
thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains
north to point of commencement; containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated August Bth, 1910.
octl      ARTHUR ROBERTSON, Locator.
District of Graham Island
TAKE NOTICE that Arthur Robertson, of Masset, prospector, intends to
apply for a licence to prospect for coal
and petroleum over the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one mlle and five-eighths
east from south-east corner of Lot 8;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
tiience north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated August Bth, 1910.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for the Erection of Superstructure,
Bridge, Walhachln (Penny's), B. C," will
be received by the Honourable Minister
of Public Works up to and including
Monday, the 28th day of November,
1910, for the erection and completion of
the superstructure of a two-span steel
bridge over the Thompson River, near
Walhachln (formerly Penn's), a station
on the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, 21S miles east of Vancouver, B.C.
Drawings, Specifications, Contract, and
Forms of Tender may be seen on and
after the 18th day of October, 1910, at
the offlce of E. McBride, Esq., Road
Superintendent, 39 Fairfield Building,
Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C., and
at the offlce of the Pubile Works Engineer, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
B. C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain one copy of
the drawings and one copy of the specification for the sum of five dollars
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit on a charter»-1 bank of Canada,
made payable to the Hon. the Minister
of Public Works, for the sum of $500,
wliieh shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so. The cheques
or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon
tlie execution of the contract.
The successful tenderer shall furnish
a bond of a Guarantee Companv satisfactory to the Minister of Public Works
in the sum of flve thousand dollars
($5,000) for the due fulfilment of the
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
by the actual signature of the tenderer
and enclosed in tbe envelopes furnished
rhe lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria. B.C., 14th October, 1910.
oct 22
District of Graham Island
TAKE NOTICE that Arthur Robertson, of Masset, prospector, intends to
apply for a licence to prospect for coal
and petroleum over the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about two miles southerly from
the south-west corner of Lot 8 and about
shore-line; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains to point of commencement; containing 640 acres.
Dated August Bth, 1910.
NNOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V of the
"Water Act, 1909," to obtain a licence In
the Division of Lake District.
(a) The name, address and occupation
of the applicant—Richard Layritz, Carey
Road, Victoria, B.C.
(If for mining purposes) Free Miner's
Certificate No	
(b) The name of the lake, stream or
source (if unnamed, the description Is)—
Colquitz River.
(c) The point of diversion, Wilkinson
Cross Road, 75 yards north of applicant's
(cl) The quantity of water applied for
(In cubic feet per second) one-seventh of
a cubic foot.
(e) The character of the proposed
words—Pump to carry water into my
(f) The premises on which the water
is to be used (describe same)—.Section
IIS and 97, Saanich District.
(g) The purposes for which the water
is to be used—Irrigation purposes.
(h) If for irrigation describe the land
Intended to be irrigated, giving acreage
—Sec. 98 and 97, Saanich District, containing 58 acres, more or less.
(i) If the water Is to be used for
power or mining purposes describe the
place where the water ls to be returned
to some natural channel, and the.difference in altitude between point of diversion and point of return	
(J) Area of Crown land intended to be
occupied by the proposed works	
(k) This notice was posted on the
seventh day of October, 1910, ancl application will be made to the Commissioner
on the seventh day of November, 1910.
(1) Give tbe names and addresses of
any riparian proprietors or licensees who
or whose land sare likely to be affected
by the proposed works, either above or
below tbe outlet	
(P.O.  Address)      Colquitz,  B.C.
Note—One   cubic   foot  per  second   is
equivalent to 35.71 miners' Inches,
oct S
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that James Gibson
Hay, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Blacksmith, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands*—Commencing at a post planted
about 11 miles west from the southwest corner of the Kluscus Indians'
Reservation on the left bank of the
Blackwater River, and 6 miles west of
the Blackwater River Crossing near
Kluscus Lake, thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thenee south 80
chains to river; thence west meandering river to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 4th September,  1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Pauline Vass-
herresse of Victoria, B.C., occupation,
Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about 5 miles west from tbe southwest corner of Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the left bank of the Black-
water River and at crossing of Black-
water River near Kluscus Lake; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains to river; thence
east meandering river to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated 4th September, 1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Peter Fleming,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Carpenter,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 5
miles west from the south-west corner
of the Kluscus Indians' Reservation, on
the left bank of the Blackwater River
and at crossing of Blackwater River near
Kluscus Lake; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thenee south 80
chains to river; thence west meandering river to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated  4th  September,   1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Blanche Elizabeth Neill, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Married Woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
clescribed lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about 3 miles west from the
south-west corner of the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the left bank of
the Blackwater River and 2 miles east
of the Blackwater River crossing near
Kluscus Lake; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains to river; thence east meandering river to point of commencement,
containing 640  acres,   more  or  less.
Dated 4th September, 1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Alfred Arthur
Codd of Victoria, B.C., occupation, Musi-
clan, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the followii.g described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
1 mile west from the south-west corner
of the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on
the left bank of the Blackwater River
and 4 miles east of the crossing of the
Blackwater River near Kluscus Lake;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains to river;
thence east meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 4th September,  1910.
oct 8
Henry A. Porter, Agent
■ -\i__i_ir
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for Manufacture of Superstructure,
Bridge, Walhachln (Penny's), B. C," will
be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up to and Including Monday, the 28th day of November,
1910, for the manufacturing, delivering,
and unloading at Walhachln (Penny's)
Station, on the line of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, 218 miles east of Vancouver, the steel superstructure of a
bridge over the Thompson River, near
the above-mentioned station.
Drawings, Specifications, Contract, and
Forms of Tender may be seen on and
after the 18th day' of October, 1910, at
the offlce of E. McBride, Esq., Road
Superintendent, 39 Fairfield Building,
Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C., ancl
at the offlce of the Public Works Engineer, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
B. C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain one copy of
the drawings ancl one copy of the specification for the sum of flve dollars
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered bank of Canada,
made payable to the Hon. the Minister
of Public Works, for the sum of $1,000,
which shall be forfeited If the party tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so. The cheques
or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of thc contract.
The successful tenderer shall furnish
a bond of a Guarantee-- Company satisfactory to the Minister of Public Works
In the sum of flve thousand dollars
($5,000) for the due fulfilment of the
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
by the actual signature of the tenderer,
and enclosed In the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria,  B.C.,  llth  October,  1910.
oct 22
District of Graham Island, Masset Inlet
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur Robertson, of Masset, prospector, intend to
apply for a licence to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about two miles southerly of the
south-west corner of Lot .<. ancl a-nout
three-quarters of a mile east from shoreline: thence SO chains west; thence 80
chains north; thence 80 chains east;
thence SO chains south to point of commencement; containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated August Bth, 1910.
oell      ARTHUR ROBERTSON, Locator.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Morris
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Janitor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 1
mlle west of the south-west corner of
the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on
the left bank of the Blackwater River
and 4 miles east of the Blackwater
River crossing near Kluscus Lake;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
ehains; thence south 80 chains; thence
west meandering river to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated   4th   September,   1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that John Wood, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Mechanic, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 2
miles east from the south-east corner
of the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on
the left bank of the Blackwater River
and "lYz miles east of the Blackwater
crossing near Kluscus Lake; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains to river; thence
east meandering river to point of commencement containing 640 acres more or
Dated 4 th September. 1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE tliat John Charles
Ranns, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Labourer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post plnnted
about 2 miles east from the south-east
corner of the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the left bank of Blackwater
River and 1_ miles east of the Black-
water River Crossing near Kluscus Lake;
thence north SO chains; thence east SO
chains; thence south SO chains to river;
thence wost meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated   4th   September,   1910.
oct S Henry A.  Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that George Anthony
Williums. of Victoria. B.C., occupation
Walter, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about 4 miles east of tbe south-east
orner of the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the left hank of the Blackwater
River, and 9_ miles east of the Black-
water River crossing near Kluscus Lake;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chnins; thence south 80 chains to river;
thence west meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated  3rd  September,  1910.
oct S Henry A. Porter. Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Sydney Clarkson
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Clerk, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 6
miles east of the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the left bank of the Black-
water River, and 11% miles east of
Blackwater River Crossing near Kluscus
Lake; thence north 80 chains; thenco
west 80 chains; thence south 80 chains
to river; thence east meandering river
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated  3rd  September,  1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Charles Hansen,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Labourer,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 4
miles east of the south-east corner of
the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the
left bank of the Blackwater River and
9% miles east of the Blackwater River
Crossing near Kluscus Lake; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains to river; thence
east meandering river to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated  3rd  September,  1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Sarah Amelia
Mllby of Victoria, B.C., occupation Married Woman, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted at the south-east corner of the
Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the
left bank of the Blackwater River, and
__ miles east of Blackwater River
Crossing near Kluscus Tfake; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains:
thence south 80 chains; thence west
meandering river to point of commencement containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 4th September, 1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that George Switzer,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Labourer,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 3
miles west of the south-west corner of
the Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the
left bank of the Blackwater River, and
2 miles east of crossing of Blackwater
River near Kluscus Lake; thence north
80 chains; thence east 80 chains; tnence
south 80 chains to river; thence west
meandering river to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated  4th  September,   1910.
oct 8 Henry A. PorW, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Emma Marshall
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Spinster,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 7
miles west of the south-west corner of
Kluscus Indians' Reservation on the
left bank of the Blackwater River, and
2 miles west of Blackwater River Crossing at Kluscus Lake; thence north 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence west meandering river to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 4th September, 1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Charles
Hubbard,   of  Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation
Cierk, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
■—Commencing at a post planted about
11  miles  west  and  20  chains  north  of
the  south-west   corner  of  the  Kluscus
Indians' Reservation on the left bank of
the Blackwater River, and 6 miles west
of the Blackwater River Crossing, near
Kluscus  Lake;   thence  west   80  chains;
thence south 80 chains;  thence east  80
chains;   thence   north   meandering   lake
shore  to  point  of  commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 4th September, 1910.
oct S Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that James Darcy of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—.
Commencing at a post planted nbout 9
miles west from the S. W. corner of the
Kluscus Indian Reservation on the left
bank of the Blackwater River and 4
miles west of the crossing of the Black-
water River; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains to river; thence east meandering river to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 4th September, 1<M0.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that John Schveder of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Carpenter, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 0
miles west of the S. W. corner of the
Kluscus Indian Reservation on the left
bnnk of the Blackwater Rivor, and 4
miles N. of the crossing of the Black-
water River, near Kluscus Lake; thence
nortli SO chains; thence east SO chnins;
thence south SO chains to river; thence
west meandering river to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated  4 th September,   1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE thnt Ester Louise
Downs, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Spinster, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing nt a post planted
about 7 miles west of the S, W. corner
of the Kluscus Indian Reservation, on
the left bank of the Blackwater River,
and 2 miles west of the crossing of the
Blackwater River, near Kluscus Lake;
thence nortli 80 chnins; thence west 80
chains; thence south SO cbalns to river;
thence east meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 4th September, 1910.
oct 8 Henry A. Porter, Agent. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1910
The British Columbia Lif
Assurance Company
The First Annual Meeting of The British Columbia Life Assurance Company was held at the principal office of the Company
Vancouver, Canada, on Tuesday, August 30th, 19 JO, at the hour of J0.30 a. m.     The President, Mr. Jonathan Rogers, occupied
the chair and the Manager, Mr. F. W, Law, acted as secretary of the meeting.
The following report of the Directors was submitted.
July 31st, 1910.
Authorized Capital .
Capital Subscribed
.$ 600,000.00
Cash receipts from all sources $ 54,475.93
Salary, rent, advertising, printing and stationery, commissions,
exchange, postage, telegrams  .$ 21,272.26
Office Furniture         661.52
Balance        31,542.15
Cash in bank $ 32,542.15
Outstanding notes, etc     42,820.00
Office furniture, etc         661.52
Uncalled for Gurantee Fund  442,350.00
Mr. Jonathan Rogers, president, in
presenting the report said:
"Gentlemen and Fellow Shareholders: It gives me much pleasure today
in being able to present to you at this
our first annual meeting, such a creditable statement of the company's affairs. As you no doubt understand,
the company is not accepting applications for insurance as yet, but Irom
the progress made in the sale of stock
it will not be long until we have thc
required amount of shares subscribed
for demanded by the Dominion Insurance Department at Ottawa, in order
to obtain our license. I was not an incorporator of the company, but when
I was approached last year with the
request that I serve on the board of
directors, I made a careful scrutiny of
the state of the company at that time
and found its affairs in an eminently
satisfactory condition. At a subsequent general meeting of thc shareholders, held to effect permanent organization, I had the honor of being
elected your president, and I assure
you I have made it my aim to know
at all times what was transpiring with
the company.
"Since occupying thc position as
head of thc company, I made it a cardinal principle that the expense account be kept down as much as possible, at the same time allowing
enough margin to successfully carry
on thc organization in a creditable
manner. You will see from the report that thc total expense of incorporation was only $1253.20, a very low
figure indeed, ancl I can add that all
other accounts have been in keeping.
"Wc wcre fortunate in securing the
services of Mr. F. W. Law as manager, his ability and influence having
been fully recognized by the Board
of Directors. Under this control wc
have made unprecedented progress,
and by thc time of the next annual
meeting we should be actively engaged in the business of life insurance as
called for by our charter.
"A financial corporation of this nature is one that wc all should support,
and I am sure the future will show
The British Columbia Life Insurance
Company to be one of the strongest
factors in the sound growth ancl development of this province, in addition to the entire Dominion."
Thc adoption of the report was
moved by Mr. J. J. Banfield, first vice
president, who said:
"Mr. President and Gentlemen:   I
have pleasure in moving the adoption
pf the directors' report and congratulating the company upon the progress
made toward the time when we will
be in the field. The sale of stock has
been most satisfactory. We have at
the present time $32,542.15 to our
credit in the bank, in addition to $40,-
820.20 in notes given for stock, and
upon the placing of the full amount
of our stock will have about $200,000
in cash and $900,000 on- call. This
amount will put the company on a
footing that compares favorably with
the organization of the leading companies in the business.
"Your directors realize- the responsibility that will be placed on them
from time to time in the administration of life insurance funds. Organizations of this kind are business men's
business, both in the handling of the
money and in the placing of the insurance.
"I congratulate the shareholders on
their securing stock in our company,
as in the special charter under which
we are organized we have many advantages over charters issued under
the new Insurance Act.
"The directors have received considerable assistance from Mr. F. W.
Law, with whom we were able to
make a very satisfactory arrangement
as to the sale of stock, and the organization of tlie company.
"The company is in a self-sustaining state at this time as we have
enough funds on deposit in the bank
and notes bearing interest, to pay all
expenses and leave a surplus to add
to the capital account.
"By thc first of next year we will
be issuing policies, being the first
home life insurance company to operate in this province. With thc high
prevailing rate of interest throughout the Western provinces, namely
from the Great Lakes to the Pacific
Ocean, I am certain The British Columbia Life will meet with a great
measure of success from its investment, ancl at the same time be able
to pay good dividends to its shareholders. I therefore take much
pleasure in moving the adoption of
the report."
Mr. D. G. Williams, director, in seconding the motion, said:
"Mr. Chairman ancl Gentlemen: It
has been thought well that I should
second this motion as I was one of
the first to be connected with the
company.    The report speaks for it-
$ 54.475-93
self and I cannot add much to what
has already been said by the president and first vice president, further
than that we should all be glad and
pleased to see the only life insurance
company with is principal office established west of Winnipeg, showing
such signal signs of growth that
foretell success in the future. As the
company becomes more widely
known, people in this province will
realize that we have built well, and
also that the company will become
an organization of the first rank. As
the president has said, the affairs and
business have been administered in
a careful manner, and I am sure,
judging by our past record, that we
can always expect the active and
hearty co-operation of each and every person interested in the up-building of The British Columbia Life."
The chairman then called for the
question and the report was adopted
The manager was called upon to address the meeting, and on rising was
greeted with applause.    He said:
"Mr. President and Gentlemen: I
feel too much praise has been accorded me for the work accomplished
up to the present time. I wish to
state that without the support of he
directors I could not have done as
well as the report shows thc work
has gone forward since I undertook
the management on the first of
March last. I have received loyal
assistance from one and all, and it is
to our combined efforts the future
looks so bright. At the time my contract was signed, I found 3412 shares
had been sold. Since then we have
received approximately applications
for 2,000 shares, leaving only about
1,000 more shares to be disposed of
before we can secure the license from
thc department.
"It is gratifying to me to know you
are pleased, as it is only with your
aid that this company can go forward. I have lately returned from
a two months' trip throughout the
prairies, in which time I organized
the field for the active sale of the remainder of our stock. Today we
have competent gentlemen engaged
in this work and I wish to draw special attention to the business sent in
by Mr. H. P. Gardner, manager of
Saskatchewan; Mr. Hunter Cooper,
manager of Manitoba, and Mr. Geo.
W. Potter, special representative in
this   province.    In  addition,  all   our
local agents deserve praise for the
splendid efforts they have made to
assist our provincial managers. As
you well know, the success of any
company depends on its representatives, and I can assure you we have
honest, active men working for us,
and we aim to have the entire allotment of stock, 10,000 shares in all,
sold by the end of the present year.
"The report submitted today covers the business transacted up to July
31st of this year. Since that time we
have received applications for stock
which swell the subscribed capital to
$550,000, a very gratifying increase indeed. I look for the month of September to be a banner one i nour history, as I have been assured of redoubled efforts from our staff.
"There is another feature to which
I  wish to draw your attention, and
that is this: While the stock is being
sold the organization—such as the securing of agents and medical examiners—goes on apace.    Formerly, other
companies have    underwritten    their
stock and then had to perfect their
organization.   By our method we are
preparing to have the entire medical
, and  field   staffs   appointed   in   order
j that    we    can    commence    business
j throughout other provinces the same
I day wc open here.   You will readily
I agree, I am sure, that this is an 1111-
1 ique feature, and one which means a
! considerable saving to us.
"While the stock is on the market,
I we are selling a Special Stock Pol-
■ icy, which can be obtained by the
• holders of at least ten shares. The
1 policy has advantages that cannot be
I overlooked, and combines several fea-
i tures that appeal to the insuring pub-
: lie. I estimate that there will be at
- least $500,000 of business from this
; source to place on the books the first
1 day we start. This policy will automatically cease to be sold at that
: time, and all the stock will have been
' disposed of.
I "I wish to draw your attention to
the fact that our Consulting Actuary
1 is Mr. Miles M. Dawson, of New
j York. He is one of the leaders of
, his profession, and one whose repu-
| tation is widespread. Mr. Dawson
' acted as advising actuary to the Royal
I Insurance Commission of Canada, and
lin the same capacity to the Armstrong
I Commission in the State of New
] York. It is safe to say our actuarial
' work will be dealt  with  in a satis-
factory manner, and also that we wi|
have policies second to none.
"In addition to the support of th|
gentlemen I have mentioned, I war
to express my thanks for the untirinl
efforts of our Solicitor, Medical D|
rector and Treasurer.   I have alway
found them willing to give me
possible assistance when called uporl
"The next Annual Meeting will
show that we are actively conducting
A hearty vote of thanks and ap-l
preciation was passed for the suc-J
cessful efforts on behalf of the com-1
pany made by the several provincial]
managers and local agens.
Resolutions were then introduced!
and passed for the re-election of thel
Medical Board and Solicitor, and also!
for the holding of the next Annual|
Meeting on the First Monday in Feb-;
ruary, 1911.
Short addresses were made byl
Messrs. Thomas E. Ladner, J, T.l
Phelan, L. W. Shatford, M.P.P., Dr.]
W. D. Brydone-Jack, Medical Director, J. N. Ellis, Solicitor, and C. E.|
Sampson, Treasurer.
The Chairman then stated nomina-l
tions were in order for the electionl
of directors.
On motion of Mr. J. B. Campbell]
seconded by Mr. Joseph Caldwell, the
following shareholders were nominat-1
ed: Jonathan  Rogers, J. J.  Banfield, j
Richard Hall, F. C. Wade, J. T. Phelan, T. E. Ladner, L. W. Shatford, L.
A, Lewis, and D. C. Williams.
The nominations were then closed, J
and on the vote being taken the above 1
gentlemen were elected for the ensu-1
ing term.
The meeting then adjourned.
There was a large attendance of I
shareholders. Among those present
were noticed: L. W. Shatford, M.P.P.;J
Dr. George Goostrey, J. T. Phelan, D. I
G. Williams, A. E. Latla, Jonathan I
Rogers, J. J. Banfield, J. Caldwell, J.j
N. Ellis, Thomas E. Ladner, S. H.
Curtin, J. B. Campbell and J. W. Fair-|
At a subsequent meeting of the directors held immediately afer thel
shareholders' meeting, Mr. Jonathan!
Rogers was elected President, Mr. J.I
J. Banfield and Mr. Richard Hall asl
First and Second Vice Presidents re-j
spectively; Mr. F. W. Law was elect-l
ed as Manager and Secretary, andl
Mr. C. E. Sampson as Treasurer. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1910
Knighthood for New Judge
I The King has been pleased to con-
I the honour of knighthood on Mr.
I arles Montague Lush, K.C, on his
Ipointment to be a judge of the
I gh Court.
All-British Shopping Week
lialing is to have an all-British Shop
Jeek from November 7 to November
I next. During the week British
jods only will be displayed in the
Ipp windows of the borough.
Death of Lady Lucan
iLady Lucan died on Wednesday at
[leliam House, Staines. A daugh-
of the fifth Duke of Richmond,
|dy Lucan was born in 1838, and
lurried the fourth Earl of Lucan in
|rmingham's Memorial to King Edward VII.
Lt has been decided to erect a stat-
jof King Edward VII. in Victoria-
tiare, Birmingham, close to that of
|ieen  Victoria.    A   new   children's
spital is also to be built in the
New Astronomer Royal
Ir. Frank W. Dyson, the new as-
Jnomer Royal, spent his first morn-
as chief of the Royal Observatory
•Greenwich last Saturday. His for-
|r chief and predecessor in the of-
Sir William Christie, was there
Imeet him, and the two passed the
Iming together.
estimated that the meteor was only
150 miles from the earth. The head
of the meteor, he says, was pear-
shaped and half the size of the moon
in diameter. The tail was straight
at first, but afterwards turned towards the south.
Smugglers' Haunt
The Ship Inn at Filey, one of the
few existing memorials of the days
when smuggling was rife on the
Yorkshire coast, has been closed after an existence of 200 years. Its
walls, whicii are three and four feet
thick, are hollow in many places,
and among the great beams over the
kitchen is one which, though differing in no way externally from the
others, is nothing more than a box
with a sliding panel. There is a secret chamber under the hearthstone,
and in a cottage at the rear, which at
one time formed part of the Inn property, is an upper "room with a double floor and peepholes commanding
a complete range of Filey Bay.
White Star and Holyhead
It  is  stated  that  the  White  Star
lie has decided finally to abandon
llyhead as a port of call for New
Irk steamers.
In Holyhead, however, it is believed
|t the abandonment is for the win-
months only, and that the  calls
I be resumed next summer.
Girl Musician's Success
The Prussian Royal Academy of
bsic at Charlottenburg has confer-
ll an unprecedented houour on a
lung English musician, Miss Beat-
le Harrison, to whom it has just
l-ardcd the "Mendelssohn Prize" for
Ir violoncello playing. It is the first
me that the prize has ever been
Im by a woman or a foreigner. Miss
larrison is the daughter of Colonel
larrison, a retired officer of the In-
lan Army.
Torpedo's Four Miles' Range
|Thc new 21-inch torpedo, which is
be  introduced  into    the    British
lavy in H.M.S. Orion, now at Ports-
|outh, is a most formidable weapon
I Carrying a 250-lb. charge of gun-
Itton, this deadly torpedo travels
Trough the water at the rate of 31
Jiots an hour, and kept on its course
automatic rudders and steadied by
pe gyroscope it can explode its
liarge up to a range of 7,000 yards.
Unproved Food Frauds
Owing to the publicity given at the
Pure Food Exhibition to alleged
adulteration of common articles, Mr.
Otto Hehner, public analyst, was asked by the Federation of Grocers! Associations to report on the exhibition.   He writes:
"I found a display of a number of
articles of food, together with substances of which these foods are suggested to be composed. There are
pots of jam in juxtaposition with
turnips, carrots, and sawdust; loaves
of bread in the company of sulphate
of copper and sulphate of zinc; coffee
in connection with ground roasted
liver; margerine with soap; red lead
and arsenite of copper among the
colouring matters entering into food.
"I have been a public analyst for
over thirty years, and am, I believe,
as intimately acquainted with the
various phases of food adulteration
as anyone, and I state emphatically
that the adulterations above enumerated, and a very large number of
those given in the catalogue, do not
occur, and have never occurred in
the whole of my experience."
Cape-to-Cairo Progress
I An official telegram announces that
|ie   Cape-to-Cairo   railway   has   just
:achcd  Elizabethville   (Star    of the
longo,)  in the    Katanga    province,
|elgian Congo.     The    new   section
arts from Broken    Hill,    Rhodesia,
lid  there is  now  a  continuous  line
lorn   Capetown   to   Elisabethville,  a
|stance of 2,325 miles.   The next see-
on to be constructed is the stretch
I'  300 miles  between  Elisabethville
lid  Bukana, where the line will be
linnected with a steamer service on
le Congo.
Huge Meteor
[Johannesburg was startled at 8:50
the evening recently by the larg-
|t shooting star or meteor ever seen
the district.    Its light was equal
that of a naval searchlight at fifty
|rds' range.   The sky was illumined
three minutes, and    the    streets
lire as light as if it were day. Na-
|es were terrified,    believing    that
end of the world was  at hand.
|.e astronomical observers    at    the
|al observatory were nearly blind-
The director of the observatory
Imperial Year
Next year should be known as the
great empire year in the history of
Britain and her overseas Dominions.
Three events of first-rate importance
will cause the children of the Empire
to gather in the Motherland. They
The Coronation of King George V.
The third Imperial  Conference.
The Festival of Empire at the Crystal Palace.
Granted a fine summer and freedom from home troubles or foreign
complications, London, the meeting
place of the world, should enjoy the
brightest and busiest of seasons. In
every respect London is better
equipped for thc pageantry of a great
State function and the entertainment
of foreigners and home-comers than
she was when the coronation of King
Edward VII. brought the world to
her doors.
Hotels, restaurants, opera houses,
theatres, music-halls, exhibitions,
means of conveyance, have all multiplied in a wonderful manner during
the past decade. Its streets are wider; its private and public buildings
are finer. Returning travellers declare that its people are better mannered, better dressed, and more
courteous. London, in short, is becoming the ideal host city of thc
Link With Napoleon
The following letter appeared in
The Times not long ago from Lord
Grenfell, the famous field-marshal,
who has served in seven campaigns
and was lately commanding the
troops in Ireland:
"In reading with great interest the
communications to The Times, tinder
the heading, 'Links with the Past,' it
has struck me that there may not bc
many surviving in England who have
A pew Testimonials of the
Mr. C. H. Rust, City Engineer, Toronto, Ont.:
"Bitulithic is not so slippery as asphalt and affords a good foothold for horses."
Alderman E. W. Faith, Mobile, Ala.:
"I spent several days carefully examining Bitulithic and in my opinion it is far
superior to asphalt."
Mr. George A. Carpenter, City Engineer, Pawtucket, R.I.:
"None of the Bitulithic pavements in this city have required or received any repairs.
The pavements have been through seven summers and are now entering on their
seventh winter and give no indication of any deterioration."
Dr. J. H. Overton, Dallas, Texas:
"I would like very much to have every street in Dallas paved with Bitulithic. If
I could always have Bitulithic pavement to drive on I would be content to practice
medicine for ever."
Send for copies of testimonials and literature of the BITULITHIC roadway.
Petition for Bitulithic and insist on competition.
BITULITHIC is without doubt the most satisfactory Pavement.    Let us prove
our statements.
Canadian Bithulittyc, Limited
P.O. Box 1066
Victoria Vancouver Prince Rupert New Westminster
spoken with one who had seen, and
had been spoken to, by Napoleon. I
am one.
"My father (who was born in 1798)
on leaving Eton was sent in 1814 to
learn French at Lyons. On his return
from Elba the Emperor stayed there
for three days, and the day after his
arrival inspected the troops on the
Place Belle Cour in that city. My
father, by the kindness of a captain
of dragoons, was placed between two
horses in the front rank as the Emperor passed on foot down the line,
and obtained a very close view of
"Stopping in front of my father the
Emperor said to the captain, 'Qui est
le petit garcon?' 'Un jeune Anglais,
mon general,' replied the captain.
'Bon jour, mon petit Anglais,' said
the Emperor, saluting him.
"My father often described to his
children the exact appearance of thc
great soldier, his simple uniform, and
his dark, flashing eyes.
"Some years after, in 1840, he wrote
some lines on the incident, two stanzas of whicii I venture to quote:
It was a stirring sight
For an English boy to see,
When like an eagle winging his flight
From the chain he had broken free,
The man I was taught from my very
To view as the plague and the scourge
of the earth
Stood scarcely a yard from me.
It was a thrilling sight,
As first of a brilliant train
That warrior chief passed by in his
So unadorned and plain.
I shall never forget till the day I die
Thc  light that  shot  from his  clear,
dark eye,
Or the smile that  over his features
As one swift glance that scene surveyed—
I could read his thoughts as he looked
on the men,
That all he had   lost   was   his   own
the University for its endowment.
The appointment to the new chair
will be in the hands of the Crown.
During the summer term a special
appeal was made by Cambridge University for pecuniary help in founding a chair in English literature similar to the German chair recently endowed by Messrs. Schroeder. The
need for such a chair has long been
evident, and the teaching of English
at Cambridge has suffered from the
want. But though it has been universally recognised that a British University without a chair of English literature is an anachronism, the poverty of Cambridge University had
prevented the need from being met.
At Oxford University there has been
a professorship in English literature
for many years, as well as at most of
the newer universities.
As far back as 1907 an appeal was
made on behalf of Cambridge for a
sum to meet the most pressing needs
of that university, among which
chairs in modern languages were mentioned. But the response of the public at that date was so inadequate
that nothing could be done. Now all
difficulty has been removed, and adequate teaching in English can henceforth be given at one of the oldest
and greatest of our universities.
A second gift of great importance
was also announced last Saturday by
Canon Mason. The Drapers' Company, who have already equipped thc
study of agriculture at Cambridge,
havc intimated their willingness to
erect a new physiological laboratory
at an outlay of £22,000, in addition
to *£l,ooo for the fittings, if the
university will undertake thc cost of
Acceptance of the offer. Canon Mason added, would necessitate the raising of l$,ooo or £6,000 by the University for maintenance, ancl if they
hesitated to accept the company
would recognise that it was because
it was necessary for thc university to
consider ways and means.
Of Every
Baxter & Johnson
721 Yates St. Phone 730
Q. Bjornfelt, S.M.
Phone 1856
8a 1 Fort St.
District of Graham Island, Masset Inlet
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur Robertson, of Masset, prospector, intend to
npply for a licence to prospect for coal
nnd petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted nbout five-eights of a mile east
of the south-east corner of Lot 8; thence
SO ehnlns west: thence SO chains south;
thence SO ehnlns enst; thence SO chnins
north to point of commencement; eontnlulng 640 ncres, more or less.
Dated August oth, 11110.
octl      ARTHUR ROBERTSON, Locator.
New Professorship
Thc important announcement was
made lately at Cambridge by Canon
Mason, the retiring Vice-Chancellor,
in his address to the Senate, that a
chair of English literature is to be
established at Cambridge  University.
The new professorship will be
known as the King Edward VII.
Chair of English Literature, to commemorate King Edward VII.'s residence at Cambridge as an undergraduate. A sum of £20,000 has been
given by Sir Harold Harmsworth to
The Early Bird
Manager—I suppose you noticed
that my advertisement read "None
but a sober man need apply for this
Applicant—Yes, I noticed that, and
that's why I applied very early in
thc morning.—Judge.
One Thousand Dollars Reward
offers a reward of One Thousand Dollars for such information as will lead
to the urrest and conviction of the person who shot nnd wounded Mr. Edward
I). Allan, on or nbout the fourteenth day
of November, IHOU, near Spectacle Lake,
In Mnlahat District, Vancouver Island,
K.C.      Uy order,
Superintendent Provincial Police.
Provlnoial Police Department,
Victoria, B.C., 11th October, 1K10.
oet 1 (i
Sounded Like a Celebrity
Mr. Jobbles—I'm going to have
my friend Tussman up to dinner tonight; he's a good scout.
Little Johnny (butting in)—My, I'd
like to scc him. Did he kill many
Indians, pa?—San  Antonio  Gazette.
TAKE NOTICE tllat John Proctor of
Victoria, B.C., Intends to apply for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described lands:
—Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east eorner of C. A. Holland's
claim; thence eighty ehnlns south;
thence eighty chains cast; thenee eighty
ehnlns north; thence eighty ehnlns west
to the point of eommeneement.
Dated 2Sth August,  11110.
oct 22 R. W. Wilkinson, Agent. 10
Now's the Time to Increase
Your Store and Window
— Lighting -
Do you know that Christmas is only just around the corner? There are only ten weeks between now and the festive
season. You know, of course, that an attractive window is one of your best advertisements. It cannot be attractive, however,
unless it is well lighted.
Osram   Tungsten   Lamps   Will   Draw  Trade   Your  Way
They are the best and most brilliant of all lights and make the window what it should be,—a good index to the store within.
You will need good store and window lighting for the Christmas Trade. Why not allow us to instal some Osram Tungsten Lamps
B.C. Electric Railway Company, Limited
Light and Power Department
Telephone 1609
Cor* Fort and Langley Streets
Dominion and Provincial News
Installing Compressor
The compressor for the Yankee
Girl mines is being installed under
the supervision of R. B. Thomas. All
material including the pipe line for
the water power to run it were furnished in British Columbia.
From Lakes to Edmonton
The Grand Trunk Pacific telegraph
system between Fort William and
Edmonton, a distance of twelve hun-
dren miles, was completed last week.
A. B. Smith, superintendent of telegraphs, said twenty new stations with
operators, will be opened immediately between Winnipeg and Fort William.
development work that was carried
on during the year, over 11,000 feet
of diamond drilling was done. The
ore reserves in the St. Eugene group
are estimated at 20,000 tons. For the
j year ending June 30th the mine shipped 114,136 tons of crude ore and
17,987 tons of concentrates, valued at
New Whaling Station in Arctic
Mr. D. D. Mann and his associates,
who have acquired thc Pacilic Whaling Company, will extend their business into the Arctic, where a whaling
station will be built at the mouth of
the Mackenzie river and two steam
whalers will make their base there.
Penticton Is Advancing
Penticton, according to the announcement of a prominent barrister,
is soon to have a registry office. The
registrar for the South Okanagan
district is at present located at Fair-
view, where thc post was created in
the days of the big mining boom.
when a score of freight teams left
Fairview every day. Thc rapid advance of Penticton and its growing
prominence as the hub of the Southern Okanagan has made it necessary
to havc a registrar permanently quartered here.
St. Eugene Mine
According to the annual report of
W. H. Aldridge. managing director of
the Consolidated Company, there are
18 miles of underground workings in
j the Lardeau country. This district
lying to the immediate north of the
main Kootenay lake has for some
years been practically in a dormant
condition as far as mining operations
are concerned. With the exception
of the Silver Cup at Ferguson, few
shipments have been made for the
past five or six years. A certain
ami unit of development work and
some prospecting have been in progress but it is only within the last few
months that the results have become
very marked.
Edson Flourishing
Mr. Arthur Bull of Vancouver, who
has returned from a trip to Edson,
Alberta, confirms the story of a big
mica find at that town, and as an
object lesson has brought with him
as fine a specimen of mica in thc
natural state as could be found anywhere. It is about a quarter of an
inch thick, and bears a glossy polish
of a rich yellowish color, aiid looks
as if it might be stuck in the front
of a fancy stove at once without further preparation.
New Lake Steamer
The steel hull for the new C.P.R.
Arrow Lakes steamer stands completed in the shipyards at Poison's
Ironworks at Toronto, lt will be immediately taken apart and shipped in
sections to Nakusp for reconstruction.
David Stephens, the superintendent
of the company's lake service, will
remain at Toronto until the last shipment is made and will follow it westward. The Eastern contractors wil!
send a large gang of men with a
compressor and rivctting plant to put
the hull together nn the launching
main engines, boiler and auxiliary machinery will be carried out by thc C.
P. R. machinists at Nakusp.
First Rescue Station for Fernie
R. F. Tolmie, deputy minister of
mines, with H. Shepherd, the chief
inspector, has left for the Crow's
Nest mining fields to establish rescue
stations in connection with the operating collieries of British Columbia.
Upon the return of the officials to
the coast arrangements will be made
for the installation of the Nanaimo
and Cumberland stations.
All the apparatus for the three stations is now en route. It is the in-
ention of the mines department also
to instal a central station at Middles-
boro, in the Nicola country to support colliery installations as required
by thc Coal Mines Regulation Act.
Lardeau Mining Revival
One of the most notable instances
of the mining revival which will mark
the present year as one of the most
important in the history of mining in
thc   St.   Eugene   mine.    Besides   the   British   Columbia   is   the  activity   in
Mountain Artillery
Col. Wadmore of Esquimalt was in
Salmon  Arm  lately    inspecting    the
rifles  of  the   Civilian   Rifle   Association.    He reported all guns in good
! condition.    Col.  Wadmore  said   that
thc Dominion Government had under
I consideration thc formation of moun-
I tain  artillery  throughout   B.   C.  and
; he  was  positive  that  a  corps  could
be formed at Salmon Arm especially
if there  wcre  any  old  artillery  men
in the district.    If there are any  of
thc latter they will oblige bl leaving
their names  at The  Observer office
so that  steps may be taken in  this
direction.    The  formation of  such  a
corps would mean much for the district,  especially  as  it  would  lead  t<>
thc   building   of   a   drill   hall,   iu   all
School at Stewart
Notices are posted for an election
of trustees for the Stewart school,
which has been authorized by the department of education. Jack Smith is
in receipt of information which arrived by Thursday's mail that the
department has seen fit to establish
a school here immediately with a salary of $100 for a competent teacher.
This matter has caused considerable
worry, as there are about 30 children
of school age who should enjoy educational advantages this winter. Several families have already left town
because it looked as if by remaining
their children would be deprived of
schooling. Now that a school has
j been authorized some families who
j have planned to winter on the outside
I have determined to stay here.
j To Meter Lights
! The city of Fernie has decided to
adopt meters in connection with the
1 electric lightintr. At a recent meeting
of the council there Superintendent
Hammond of the electric lighting
system made a kick about people who
get lights on a flat rate and use the
juice through the clay for electric
irons,    toasters,    coffee    percolators.
I electric  massage, electropathic  treat-
j ments and other purposes too numcr-
I ous to mention.
The council cut the flat rate off
absolutely. As soon as they can bc
installed all juice from thc power
plant will be measured out by meter.
In this connection Supt. Hammond
suggested that he might need police
protection to put the meters in the
Chinese houses and stores as the Celestials are very suprstitious and are
afraid of the ''devil boxes."
that the   Bank of Commerce, w
is the bank of Messrs. McKenzi
Mann,  the  principal  stockholder:
the   Canadian   Collieries,     Lim
would establish a branch in this
It is stated that the new bank
handle the mine company's acco]
and this  together  with  the  busi:
that will  naturally go vvith    it
amount to considerable.
Options   have   been   secured
three lots on Dunsmuir Avenue if
thc post  office and it is understJ
that a $7,000 building will be erccf
upon one of these sites for thc
New Bank at Cumberland
Today the Canadian Bank of Commerce will open up for business in
Cumberland, and will be located temporarily  in the Siddall block.
For some time, ever since the mines
at Cumberland were transferred from
Mr. Dunsmuir to the Canadian Collieries, in  fact, it has been expected
No Iron on Eastern Slope
All hopes ever held by prospectl
and others that mineral indication*!
the eastern slope of the Rockies,
covered from time to time, couldl
traced to extensive deposits of n|
erals, are given a cold douche by
statement of Dr. D. B. Dowling, ll
minion geologist, who has just rca|
ed Edmonton from a trip west I
the mountains and who states tl
the entire eastern slope of the Roi
ies will never produce any extern-]^
or valuable deposit of mineral.
In making this statement Dr. Dc
ling has merely stated what has It
since been  discovered to be true
himself and    other    geologists,
geological  formations of the eastl
slope of the Rockies is not minf
formation, but chiefly life and sa
stone,  that  thc  true  mineral  fori
tion  is  to  be found in inner rani
of the  Rockies, whicii display lo]
strata or rock in which minerals
been deposited.
Consequently the reported disco-l
ies of iron and other minerals I
various points on the eastern s|
can amount to nothing.
Dr. Dowling stated that hc had
cured samples of iron, struck on
eastern slope near Gowlcy, and
same statement applies to this fin
to the other finds on the eas
(Continued on Page 12.) THE WEEK, SATUEDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1910
Divided into 25,000 Shares of $10 each Capital $250,000 Divided into 25,000 Shares of $10 each
WM. B. RYAN, of Ryan & Lang ' MAURICE CANE, Mining Engineer
LEWIS F. HIND, Mining Engineer H. PERCY SIMPSON, Chairman
GEORGE F. MATHEWS, of E. G. Prior & Co., Ltd.
Chartered Accountant.
Brokers, BOND & CLARK,
Room 8, Mahon Block, Government St.
As will be seen from Mr. Hind's report as printed below, the Company has secured 2,500 acres of gold-bearing ground in the district of Altar, in the
State of Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Hind's reputation as a mining engineer is Ai,. and everyone who knows him realizes that he is most conservative in the
reports he makes. The Directors have strong faith in the property purchased by Mr. Hind and they feel that in offering this stock to the public that they
are putting before them a proposition that will yield very handsome returns.   We would draw the attention of our readers to the following:—
Victoria, B. C, 6th August, 1910.
Gentlemen,—I beg to report that I have at your request completed an investigation covering a large area of
the District of Altar, State of Sonora, in the Republic of
Mexico, having particular reference in such work to the
Placer Fields and existing conditions of the District.
I find that there are a number of there fields, the best
known being The Las Palomas, San Perfecto, Las Norias,
Quitobac, Sonoyta, La Cieniguilla, Boludo, San Rafael,
Santa Rosa, La Durasno and several smaller ones.
These placers are by no means, a new discovery, but
have been worked for probably 200 years, as is evidenced
by the profusion of old shafts, surface workings, ancient
towns and other signs of one-time activity.
A number of these fields were visited and the ground
inspected, and in every instance it is interesting to note
that there is a system of gold-bearing quartz veins in the
hills of the vicinity, these without doubt being the feeders for the placer grounds.
The general conditions have been eminently favorable
for the erosion of these veins, and in fact such erosion has
taken place to the extent of probably hundreds of feet.
During this process of erosion the gold liberated from the
veins has been deposited with the gravels on the lower
benches, thus forming deposits of varying values and
thickness, and subsequently owing to he presence of lime
in the percolating waters a gradual process of cementation has taken place, and it is owing to this cementing
that only a comparatively small amount of the deposits
have been worked.
From the earliest days of the country the Yaqui and
Papago Indians have been prosecuting their search for
the yellow metal, and in the District there art thousands
of acres that have been worked over by them down to the
cemented gravels. Owing to their lack of machinery and
appliances they were only able to work the loose surface
deposits, or such portions of the cements as were abnormally rich, and whilst there are no records of the amounts
taken out that can be relied upon, it is estimated that
hundreds of millions of dollars have been won.
So far as it is possible to judge the conditions in the
cemented gravels have been practically the same as in the
loose overburden, in which case it is conceded that the
majority of these known fields will give large returns
when these cements are worked.
Owing to the lack of water, and the difficulty so far
experienced in satisfactory dry crushing, theie has been
but little real work done in recent years, or at any rate
until, at Boludo, Mr. Mitt Quenner devised his pulverizer.
This is a revolving barrel-shaped grizzly, on trommels, the inside being fitted with steel hammers or slugs
on chain links and attached to the centre shaft, and revolving at high speed.
This machine breaks the cements from the rock or
boulders, and a portion of the latter is ejected as valueless, thus making a preliminary concentration of values,
and the cement and finer particles of rock are pulverized
and the gold freed. The resultant pulp is then treated
by being run over a "dry washer," a somewhat crude concentrating device capable of considerable improvement,
and the gold saved thereon. The saving by these washers
is fair, but not close, but with some slight improvements
Engineer's Report
made to it, I think the machine will be capable of making a high extraction if carefully worked, and taking into
consideration their original cost and the cost of operation
i would be hard o replace them entirely, although if necessary further machines of an approved type could be installed to increase the saving.
The Quenner Pulverizer has a proven capacity of
over 0 tons of cemented gravels per hour, and requires
less than 30 h. p. to operate it.
The country is generally a dry one and water is
scarce. This condition has made it necessary in most instances to treat the ores by dry methods, and has undoubtedly developed the present efficiency of such methods. With gasoline or oil engines, and dry pulverizers
and washers the lack of water has no particular terror
for the operators, as for camp purposes it is always easy
at small expense to obtain such quantities as may be required.
The climate is favorable for mining, as there is very
little wet or cold weather, and although at times extremely hot I did not notice that work was in any way interfered with.
The supply of labor is plentiful, the Mexicans and Indians being excellent miners, in fact, this seems to be
their onl ymeans of livelihood, and wages range from
$1.00 to $1.5 per day for native labor. Skilled labor is
paid for at about the same rate as prevails in our own
I made arrangements for you for the purchase on
favorable terms of an exploration of approximately 1,000
pertinencias (2,500 acres) covering a portion of the well
known San Rafael placer fields.
Owing to the nature of the placer deposits it is impossible without going to great expense, to obtain a fair
average of the values, and more particularly so as some
of the gold is very coarse, nuggets from $1.00 to $5.00
being not uncommon, whilst fro malmost every placer
field mentioned there are well authenticated reports of
nuggets of large size being taken, many of them being
valued at hundreds of dollars.
The most prospecting work done in any one place
has been carried out at Las Palomas, by R. K. Neill, of
Spokane, and in his report he estimated average values of
$0.70 per yard for a depth of 50 feet over a prospected
area of 100 acres, with an estimate of $6,000,000 worth of
gold contained in this prospected area, and this he states
without taking into account the enriched gravels on bedrock, running from 1 to 7 feet thick, for which he got
values of approximately $30.00.
Mr. Neill's estimate of working costs is $o.i2'/2 per
yard, using the dry methods as adopted there for up to
date practice.
At Boludo three companies are working on bedrock,
and whilst no definite returns can be obtained, I penson-
ally watched several of the cleanups, and found that their
ground was averaging from $7.00 to $10.00 per ton.
The San Rafael Placers, under option to the company, have been worked over on the surface by Mexicans
and some prospect, and working shafts have been sunk in
the "argamasa" or cemented gravels and values as high
as $8.00 per ton were obtained.
The thickness of the gravels here is as yet an undetermined factor, but here are large areas which can be
seen to be from 20 or 30 feet upwards in thickness. It
would be difficult to estimate the actual values contained
in this ground, but there are known places in the gravel
that will contain not less than $1.00 per ton, and on one
of these selected places I should advise that a complete
outfit be installed. The total cost of such an outfit, including Quenner Pulverizer, gasoline engine, conveyors
and washers will not exceed $7,000, and as practically no
provision has to be made for the native workmen employed the further sum of $500 would be sufficient for
preliminary headquarters for the management and white
As a low estimate of the values contained, I will assume that the first place on which the equipment is
placed will yield $0.60. The cost of mining and treatment
should not exceed at an outside estimate $0.25, which
would give a net profit of $0.35 per ton, and the machine
will treat 400 tons per day. There would thus be a net
profit of $140.00 per day or upwards of $3,5oo per month.
I should further recommend that a sum of not less
than $6,000 be devoted to the purchase of a Quenner
Prospecting Mill and equipment, and that the whole of
the Company's property be gone over and thoroughly
sampled. After such areas of pay gravel as may exist
there are definitely located, it would then be for the Directors to decide whether to install furher machines and
so increase he output, or to sell or lease the ground so
proved to contain pay values. By such prospecting and
sampling any ground considered not to have sufficient
values (and in this great area we may safely assume that
portions will be practically of no value to us) could be
abandoned, instead of being carried on and taxes paid
The annexed extract from the "Mining World" of
July gth, 1910, will be of undoubted interest to you, and I
therefore append it for your perusal:
"In 1823 there was passed the first act enabling for-
eigenrs to own and operate mines in Mexico and in the
following year three great English corporations accepted
the invitation, being the United Mexican Association, he
Anglo-Mexican Associaion and the Adventure Co., the
three practically confining their activities to the camps of
Guanajuato and Pachuca, Now there are about 1200 legitimate mining companies of outside origin and control operating profitably in Mexico, besides many others engaged in developing ground that is promising in appearance,
and still other concerns unincorporated.
"The majority of all these are American, and the result that, despite the fabulous sums that have been taken
from the ground throughout the centuries, since the Cor-
tez era, Mexico now ranks fifth among the countries of
the world in production of lead, fourth in gold, second
in copper and first in silver. It is only within the last few
years that any serious attention was paid to the mining
of gold in the reoublic, but now there are several camps,
heretofore rated as strictly silver producers, which are
scoring greater yields in the yellow than in the white
In conclusion I beg to say that the ground obtained
by you gives great promise of being a large producer of
Gold (which is the only metal on which the price never
varies) and assured careful management I can with confidence recommend it as a legitimate enterprise capable of
making large returns upon the money invested.
Assoc. Inst. M.M., M.C.M.I.
Our offices will be open each evening during this week from 7.30 to 9.30 for the convenience of those who are not able to see us during the day.
Bond & eiark
Room 8, Mahon Building
Government St., Victoria
Bowman & Company
Room 8, Mahon Building
Government St., Victoria 12
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No special machinery necessary to apply it. Any contractor can construct city or country
roads. Most efficient asphaltic cement on the market—elastic, durable, dustless. The popularity of Westrumite Asphalt is well illustrated by the fact that towns which four years ago laid
a street or two, now have as many as twenty or twenty-two streets paved with this material.
Westrumite, Limited, Brantford, Ontario
VICTORIA, B.C., P. O. Box 127
BRANCH OFFICE: 512 Fort Street
Assembly Roller Skating Rink
Regular Sessions
10. a.m. to 12. a.m.   2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.   7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday Special Sessions—4.30 to 6.30
Special Attention Paid to Beginners.
The great defect in most of the B.
C. Mining flotations is that in their
formative stages, the promoters generally over-estimate the potential
value of their property, and by distributing their confidence amongst
their friends, inflate the value of the
stock to an absurd price. When the
prospect is finally converted into a
mine the public immediately permits
its actual value to sink into insignificance, and allows itself to be led
into investing into some other prospect, whose promoters proclaim it as
a "Rio Quinto" in embryo.
The little pamphlet issued by
Mitchell, Martin & Co., of Victoria,
and Waghorn, Gwynne & Co., of Vancouver, in regard to the Portland
Mining Co., is a case in point. On
page 4 under the heading of " Immediate Profits," it states: "Thc lowest average estimate of the value of
the ore-body is $15.25 per ton; the
highest estimate of the cost of working and treating is $8.00 per ton."
Now, accepting these figures as correct, what conclusion can be drawn?
If the ore were shipped clean it would
realize their estimate. Xo concentrator that has ever been worked has succeeded in saving more than 80 per
cent, of thc content values. Therefore, at the best, this company will
save. 80 per cent, of $15.00 on every
ton of raw ore put through their concentrator. This will leave them
$12.00 per ton value saved, from
which must bc deducted $8.00 per
ton for working ancl treating, leav-
profit of $4.00 per ton. Their concentrator has a capacity of treating
50 tons a clay, so that if they work
it 365 days in the year, without a
break, the annual profit from the
mine will bc $73,000. Of course, the
capacity of thc concentrator can bc
increased, but that takes time, ancl
for the first year thc mine can be
credited with an earning capacity of
twenty per cent, on $350,000. All
mines as an investment should be expected to return to thc owners at
least twenty'per cent, on the capital
invested, as the duration of the life
of a mine is limited. The number of
shares issued by the Portland Canal
Mining Company,  Limited, is 3.500,-
000, and $350,000 divided amongst this
number would make the value of the
stock Ten cents per share. As the
mine proves its value by increased
development and equipment the value
of the stock will increase in proportion to the earning capacity of the
Westrumite, which is that the natural
asphaltums are used, and not an artificial  tar.    This   Company has  been
i successful in securing a contract in
Victoria, and its operations will be
watched with interest. What Victoria
wants is the best pavement, and it
must not be forgotten that what is
best downtown may not be best uptown; it all depends upon the conditions.    So far, the Worswick asphalt
j has set a very high standard for excellence of workmanship and materials. If its durability is equal, it
will be hard to beat, and the only way
to do this will be by actual test.
Probably, in the best interests of the
city, both Westrumite and Bitulithic
should have a trial, but nothing
should be done to hinder the progress
of a paving system which is so badly
needed in a dusty city.
In our advertising columns will be
found the report of the Annual Meeting of the British Columbia Life Assurance Company, with many interesting particulars of an institution
that has strong claims on British Columbians. It.is purely a Home Company. The directors all belong to
this Province. The President, Mr.
Jonathan Rogers of Vancouver, is
one of the most successful business
men in the Province, and any concern with which the name of Air.
Richard Hall of Victoria is associated
will have the confidence of B. C. investors. Among the shareholders will
be found many of the leading citizens
of Victoria and Vancouver, and it is
necessary only to point out that
Frederick W. Law is Manager and
Secretary to feel assured that his well
known energy and experience will
spell success for his company. At the
time of writing, over $600,000 have
been subscribed for the $1,000,000 of
authorised capital. The Week is an
advocate of B. C. institutions, and as
long as they secure reliable ancl influential directors, they cannot fail to
serve thc best interests of thc Province. Thc British Columbia Life
Assurance Company complies to thc
full with these requirements.
(Continued from Page 10.)
B. C. & Alaska Railway
The British Columbia & Alaska
Railway company is applying to parliament for power to construct a
railway from Lytton along the Fraser river to Fort George, thence to
the mouth of the Stewart river to
Fort Connelly, thence to Telegraph
Creek and clown thc Teslin river to
Fitz Cornwall is shewing some fine
potatoes that were grown on the side
hills of Ashcroft Manor and grown
without irrigation, not even a first
wetting. The spuds are a little larger than the usual "Ashcroft," few
small ones, and the quality was first-
class in every respect. Thc yield of
the field was average ancl it is Mr.
Cornwall's intention to further investigate the "dry farming" process.
The Battle of the Pavements still
continues, and the end is not in sight.
Among thc latest comers is "Westrumite," a species of asphalt pavement,
patented by the Westrumite Company, Limited, of Brantford, Out. The
special feature of this pavement is
that the asphalt, or tar mixture, *s
laid on a concrete base, instead of on
a tar base, as in thc case of the Worswick asphalt. It is cheaper because,
the base being more rigid, is thinner,
while it is claimed that it is equally
durable.    There is another feature of
Forty-ton Derrick Has Arrived
The new forty-ton derrick has arrived at Prince Rupert, and has been
put in place on the Government whart
construction. Thc casuist is being
completed for the concrete piers. The
seawall, at the request of the Provincial Government, is being extended to
Manson Way, ancl the building on the
Westholme Lumber Company's own
wharf will bc complete in about one
Kettle Valley
Thc first ten miles of steel of the
Kettle Valley Railway will be laid
by thc end of December, according
to James Macdonald, head of the
contracting firm.
A siding will bc installed at the
Sioux Smith ranch about ten miles
up the river and it will likely be
known as the Sioux City. Thc first
station of importance will be that of
Kingston, that name being finally se
lected by J. J. Warren.   The station
is  situated on Del King's ranch.
At the end of the loop there will
be another station known as Cold-
water Junction, where the Nicola
line will meet the through line from
the boundary to the Coast via the
Hope Pass.
To Cure Black Cod
D. R. Young of Queen Charlotte
City, has gone south to purchase machinery for a fish cold storage plant
he is erecting at Queen Charlotte
City. Mr. Young has had experience
in mines and in lands, but he is of the
opinion that the greatest wealth in
this northern country is its fishing.
He will put up a plant with a capacity of 60 tons of fish. He will put
in his own boats and cure the catch
right on the spot.
Special attention is to be given to
the black cod. His expert in the
business has conducted experiments,
and is prepared to guarantee the delivery of the fish in first class condition on the London market. Attention will be given to other varieties
but the black cod is to be a specialty.
Canadian Copyright
The British government has finally
agreed to give Canada full control over foreign copyright in the Dominion.
This has been denied Canada heretofore. British copyright was effective
in Canada, and the American publisher obtaining a British copyright
was protected in Canada. Hereafter
a Canadian copyright will have to be
Hon. Mr. Fisher states that he induced the British government this
summer to give Canada the full control of copyright, and Mr. Buxton
will introduce a bill in the British
parliament repealing the British
Copyright Act of 1842.
At the same time Hon. Mr. Fisher
will introduce a new copyright bill
into the Canadian parliament requiring copyright in the Dominion to obtain protection. This is in accordance with the Berlin convention of
two years ago. The Canadian bill
will recognize the British copyright
of works by British authors and British will recognize Canadian copyright
in the same way. Similar reciprocity
arrangements will probably be made
with  other countries.
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or lameness?   Well, thoroughly'
rub in
The finest procurable.  It quick-*
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swellings, rheumatism, etc., 25c
at this store only.
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Near Yates
At thc regular meeting of the Natural History Society held on the 17th
instant, the following resolution was
"Whereas, in many recent issues
of the City press the term "Shot-
bolt's Hill' has been substituted for
the old historic name of 'Gonzales
Be it resolved, that the Natural
History Society view with alarm and
disfavour the tendency to relegate
time-honoured names to obscurity and
to substitute others alike inappropriate and without warrant.
"And be it further resolved, that
copies of this resolution be forwarded
to the local press for publication."
At the same meeting the following
resolution was adopted: "That the
thanks of the Society be tendered to
the Committee who; had it in hand
for the excellent arrangements made
for Dr. Hewitt's lecture, and the press
for the assistance rendered in bringing the lecture to such a .successful
Would Surprise Her
Mr. Nagget—I'm going to give you
a nice little surprise on your birthday.
Mrs.   Nagget   (indifferently)—Yes?
Mr. Nagget—Yes? Can you guess
what it is?
His Status
"What makes that young officer so
"I don't know, hut perhaps It is because he is a sub-marine."
Feminine Roto
Women are making vigorous demands
for street cars exclusively for their
own use—the kind one can alight from
backward  preferred.
New Gold!
Dainty Articles for
Ladies' Wear
Set with Pearls and various
colored stones, Peridot,
Amethyst, Garnet, etc.
Brooches, up from $6.50
Pendants, up from  $16.00
Redfern & Sons
Watchmakers and Jewellers
1009 Government Street
Companies Act
(July lst, 1910)
Province of British Columbia,
No.   11B   (1910)
I HEREBY CERTIFY that "Genersi
Appraisal Company," an Extra-Provirl
cial Company, has this day been regis!
tereel as a Company under the "Con*
panies Act" to earry out or effect an ol
any of the objects of the Company tf
whicii the legislative authority of till
Legislature of British Columbia extends!
The head office of the Company if
situate at Seattle, Washington, Unitej
States  of America.
The head office of the Company iJ
this Province is situate at Victoria. anJ
John P. Mann, Solicitor, whose addresl
is Victoria aforesaid, Is the attorney fol
the Company, not empowered to issu|
and transfer shares or stock.
The amount of the capital of the Com!
pany Is thirty thousand dollars, divides
into three hundred shares of one hun|
dred dollars each.
The Company is limited and the timl
of its existence is fifty years from thi
Sth clay of April,  190S.
Given under my hand and Seal
Office at Vietoria, Province of Britisl
Columbia, this twenty-second day of Sejf
tember, one thousand nine hundred an|
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
The objects for which this Companl
has been established and registered arc!
To buy,  own,  hold,  develop,  improvf
manage, sell, convey, transfer, lease ani
dispose  of  manufacturing    and    powcf
plants of every kind and character;
To carry on a general manufacturin
To carry on a general mercantile bus|
To carry on the business of makirJ
appraisements of manufacturing plantl
factories, mills and all industrial co|
cerns, including stores, houses, and rel
and personal property of every descrif
To own stock in other corporation!
wherever organized;
To do every act and thing which mil
be incidental, auxiliary, related, pertaif
ing or necessary to or connected wll
any one or all of the purposes and kinj
of business hereanabove mentioned,
The Newest Fall Furniture
You'll certainly like our hall racks and the prices at which they are marked.   There's a goodly choice of designs and prices,
and we have them in either golden or Early English finished oak.
In Golden Elm at $14.00 to $12.00    In Golden Oak at $40.00 to $18.00    In Early English Oak at $30.00 to. .$16.00
The combination of hall seat and hall mirror is much favored by many, and to meet this demand we show some very
attractive styles in either golden or Early English finished oak.   These are of neat and attractive design and made in best
manner.   Try one for your hall.
In Golden Oak from  $8.00 In Early English Oak at $30.00 to  $16.00
You need a mirror in the hall, and if you haven't a hall rack containing one, better secure one of these.   Mirror is of best
quality, and the frame holds a number of hat and coat hooks, making it a most useful furniture piece.   In Early English or golden
In Golden Oak at $30.00 to $7.00 In Early English Oak at $18 to $9.00
Here's a Great Floor Coverina
It's not a bit too early to think of the Fall and Winter floor coverings, and not too early
to get that linoleum you require for the kitchen, hall and bathroom floors.
Never a better time to put linoleum on the kitchen and hall floors than right now—now,
before the Fall rains and the mud arrive. Easy to keep these floors clean if covered with Linoleum, and then linoleum adds greatly to the attractiveness of any kitchen.
We have a splendid range of attractive patterns, and are regularly adding new styles—a big
shipment just being unpacked. Take the size of your room and let us figure on a good floor
covering.    Remember, ours are first quality—no "seconds" here.
Printed Linoleum at, per yard 50c Inlaid Linoleum at, per yard  75c
Complete Home Furnishers
Victoria, B.C.
|Col.  Wadmore  left  this  week for
|.otenay on a business trip.
H:      •*:      H*
Mr. R. C. Brown from Vancouver
I visiting in the city.
* *   *
IMr.  Charles, from    Kamloops,    is
Jying a short visit to Victoria.
* *   *
|Mr.   H.   Paterson,  from   Cowichan
ike, is in town for a short holiday.
* *   *
|Mr. F. Price, from Honolulu, is in
|vvn and is residing at the Balmoral.
* *   *
IMr. and    Mrs. A. W. Harvey   are
lying at the    "Angela,"    Burdette
1 *   #   *
|Mrs.  John  Hope,  Vancouver,  was
juest in the city for a few days this
* *   *
|Mr. and Mrs. R. Campbell, Vancou-
|r, are visitors  in  town for a  few
I *   *   *
IMrs. Roper was hostess last Wed-
pday afternoon of a smart tea giv-
at the Oak Bay Hotel.
* *   *
lr.   and   Mrs.   T.   D.   Stark  from
lson, were visitors to Victoria dur-
the week.
* *   *
Captain   Chapman,  from London,
|g., is a recent arrival in Victoria,
is registered    at    the Empress
Mrs. Edward Hasell has returned
from an enjoyable visit to Cowichan.
* *   *
Messrs. Kingscote and Williams
have left on an extended visit to the
Old Country.
Mr, and Mrs. Doone, accompanied
hy their daughter, Miss M. Doone, are
guests in the city from Quebec.
* *   *
Mrs. Pemberton leaves next week
for England where she will make an
extended visit.
* *   *
Miss Bowren lias returned from a
visit to Banff, where she has been
spending her holidays.
* *    #
Mrs. Henry Fry, from Chemainus,
will be a guest in the city for a few
* #   *
The Bachelors of "Retreat" have
issued invitations for a small dance
to be held next week.
* *   *
Mr. James Bendriot, who has been
on an extended visit to Australia, is
again in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. Ralph Jeffrey, who has been
spending some time in Victoria, returned to his home at Duncan during the week.
v     *     **
Mrs. Bazett from Cobble Hill has
been in the city for a few days, and
while here was registered at the Balmoral.
Mrs Heyland has returned from
Vancouver, where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. George McCurdy.
* *   *
Mrs. C. P. Allan, who has been a
guest at the "Angela" for the past
two months, has now taken up her
residence on Linden Avenue.
* *   *
Mr. G. K, Gillespie, who has been
staying with his parents in the city,
left last Thursday morning for Cowichan Lake, accompanied by his father, Mr. Geo. Gillespie and the Messrs,
Ronald and Sholto Gillespie, who will
enjoy the shooting for a few weeks.
* *    *
The many friends of Mr John
Bryden. who has been confined to
his home with illness, will be very
glad to know that he is able to be
about again.
* *   *
A very pretty but quiet wedding
was celebrated last Saturday afternoon, between Mr. G. B. Hughes, divisional engineer of the Canadian
Northern ancl Miss Elizabeth Irene
Bayless Newling, only daughter of
Mrs. H. P. Newling, of this city. The
church service was performed by the
Venerable Archdeacon Scriven at
Christ Church Cathedral at 3 o'clock
only thc near relatives of thc bride
and groom being present at the ceremony. The bride was married in a
smart grey travelling suit, and a large
black picture hat, with ostrich plumes.
Mr. and Mrs. Hughes are spending
tlieir honeymoon in Oregon and
Washington, and on their return will
take up tlieir residence at thc October
Mansions, corner of Cook and Fort
*   *   *
The marriage of Miss Elizabeth
Goddard, eldest daughter of thc late
S. M. Goddard and Mrs. Goddard,
and Mr. Alfred Cairns was celebrated last Wednesday afternoon at St.
James Church, Rev. J. H. S. Sweet
officiating. Miss Goddard, who made
a very charming bride, was given
away by her brother, Mr. Guy Goddard. Mrs. J. P. Mountain, sister of
the bride, was the matron of honor.
The groom was supported by Mr. E.
A. Goddard. A reception was afterwards held at thc home of the bride's
mother, Niagara Street, only intimate
friends and near relatives being present. Mr. and Mrs. Cairns left by the
afternoon boat for thc Sound cities,
where the honeymoon will be spent.
The bride's travelling suit was
green cloth   with  hat    _  match.
1  distinctly  remember   (ancl  who dares
doubt me?)
Having  been   (now  I  care  not  who
An ape with a forest around about me—
Prodigious trees and enormous leaves,
Great bulks of flowers, gigantic wrasses,
Boughs that bent not to any gale:
Ancl   thence   I   date   my   contempt   for
And my deep respect for tbe Devil's
I shall never forget tbe exciulslte feeling
Of elevation, sans thought, sans care,
When   I   twisted   my   tal]   around   the
wood's bough-ceiling,
Ancl swung, meditatively, In the nlr—
There's an advantage! Fairer shapes can
Aspire,   yearn   upward,   tremble  ancl
But,   by   means   of   their   posteriority,
apes can
Look    down    on    aspirants    that    walk
There was a life for a calm philosopher,
Self-supplied with jacket, and trousers, and socks,
Nothing to learn, no hopes to get cross
A   head   that   resisted   tlie   hardest
Liquor and meats in serene fruition,
A random income from taxes free,
No cares at all, and but one ambition—
To  swing  by  the  Tail  to  the bough
of a tree!
Whence   I   lirmly   believe,   to   the   consternation
Of puppies who think monkeyosophy
In gradual human degeneration
Ancl  a general  apely  origin.
Why, the simple truth's in a nutshell or
Though   it    rouses   the   monkey   In
ignorant   elves;
Ancl the Devil's Tall is a delicate symbol
Of apehood predominant still in ourselves.
Pure class government, family glory,
Were the delights of that happy lot;
My politics were serenely Tory,
And I claim'd old descent from God
knows what;
Whence I boast extraction loftier, nobler,
Than   the  beggarly   Poets   one  often
A boast I am  happy to share with the
Who  whisked  his Tall  out—to whip
.lohn Keats,
There was a life, I assever! With reasons
That   lead   mc  to  scorn  every  stargazing Ass;
And   because   1    loved    it,   at   certain
'Tis a pleasure to gaze In the looking-
When   the   bright   sun   beckons   In   the
spring, grcen-deckt.  up
The ape swells within me; whenever
I see
Mortals look skyward, walking erect up,
I   long  for a Tall  and  large strong
A Simple Solution
"Repeat the words the defendant
used," commanded counsel for the woman plaln.iff In a case of slander being
tried ln the First Criminal Court of
Newark recently. "I'd rather not." bashfully replied the defendant. "They were
hardly words to tell to a gentleman."
"Whisper them to the judge, then," magnanimously suggested counsel, and the
court   was  obliged   to   rap   for  order. H
"I have told you a dozen times that
I won't marry you, Mary," said Las-
He leaned forward to say it, and
one of the pillows dropped from his
arm-chair. Mary Graham picked up
the pillow and restored it to its place.
He was forty and she was twenty-
two, but she looked at him much as
a nurse might look at a sick and fretful child.
"Because you do not realise that I
really wish it," she commented.
"Wish it, loving another man!" he
"Yes," she owned steadily. "I shall
leave that behind. You have loved
other women  in your time."
"That is scarcely to the point, Mary.
1 don't love them now."
"Of course it isn't to the point! But
you won't listen to what is. I want
to put thc case clearly and prevent
any   misunderstanding."
"There is none," hc asserted.
"I will state the case," she said in
the manner of a high-school mistress
—which, in fact, she was—"and then
we shall see. Six months ago we wcre
engaged. 1 should not have been engaged to you if 1 had not liked you
considerably. I did; and 1 do. You
admit that?"
"You havc proved it, my kind little
He smiled faintly at her.
"When we were engaged we seemed
quite suitable "
"Except that 1 was twenty ; -ars
"Eighteen," she corrected precisely.
"1 didn't mind your age. You are
younger than I in many ways."
"Yes, grave little person."
"Anyhow, I knew your exact age,
and did not object to it. So that is
not to the point. Five weeks ago 1
came to you and told you that since
Harry Parsons had returned I had
found out that—that I had a great
regard for him."
"And that is true, Mary."
"Yes. 1 said that 1 would try to
forget it, if you wished. 1 honestly
meant that, George. You elected to
set me free."
"You knew that I should."
"Yes, but 1 did not tell you with
that object. 1 did not expect to
marry him, in any case. I do not
think you believed me when I told
you so; but it was the fact. He is
not in a position to marry me. His
sister has lost her money. He is poor
and cannot keep her and a wife too.
She has the first claim. She has been
a mother to him and more; sacrificed
her life to him. I do not think there
is a woman I admire so much as
Agnes Parsons. I told you just to be
honest. I thought you ought to know.
People say that I treated you badly,
George; but they do not understand
"Ah, well, Mary, I do! You got
served twice when conscience was
shared out!"
She smiled a solemn smile.
"Then I should be a better judge
than you! As soon as our engagement was broken you fell ill. People
think  that  it  was  my fault."
"Nonsense! I had been queer for
a long time. You know you didn't
cause my illness."
"I hope not; but 1 made it worse.
1 came to you directly you were ill;
and 1 have done my best to make
you well; and 1 am doing my best
now—you want me, George."
"I should want you," he said, "it
you wanted mc—wanted me more
than anyone else."
"1 want you most of anyone I can
have. I can't have Harry; and that
being so 1 am content to try to make
you happy; very resolute to do so.
That isn't enough, you think? Well,
George, 1 am determined that you
shall make me happy. Isn't that
She  laid her hand on his arm.
"No, dear—no. You are very honest and very good, and I dare say f
could make you happy to an extent.
I want you to be happier than that
—happy with the man you love,
"That cannot be."
"Not at present, perhaps; but in a
few years.   You are both young, and
"George, 1 will not marry him
while you are alive and single. I was
pledged to you. 1 have nearly killed
you. It wasn't the illness that kept
you back, the doctor said, but your
general depression. I was the cause
of that. I don't care what you say.
I could not marry him, and I will not
while you want me; and while you
are unmarried 1 will never believe
that you do not. I swear it by—by
my double share of conscience. You
know that I shall keep that vow!
Now, dear fellow, ii I am a sacrifice,
as you make out, I am a very willing
one.   Will you take it?"
"God bless you, child, no!" hc
cried. "I'd sacrifice myself a hundred
times before I'd sacrifice you. No,
The girl sighed.
"1 think you will," she told him,
"when you find that I keep my word.
Harry knows. He is trying to find a
post away from here. Well, I won't
worry you any more. Goodbye."
She put her hand on his hair for a
moment, and stroked it gently. Then
she went. Lascelles laughed ruefully.
Even illness and trouble could not
take away his habit of humor.
"She means it," he reflected. "Poor
little double-conscienced Mary; While
I'm alive—it's a pity I am, perhaps!"
He sighed. "And unmarried—nothing,
but a sacrifice will satisfy Mary's
Puritan soul! I'll be the sacrifice! I'll
He rang for the nurse and asked
for pencil and paper, and sent a note
to Miss Parsons,  Harry's sister.
She came the next afternoon, a
bonny, well-favoured lady of four-
and-thirty, refined, courteous, kindly
and reasonable, and like Lascelles
possessed of the saving grace of humour. She seemed to bring an atmosphere of security with her.
"I was coining to see you in a day
or two anyhow," she told him, "as
soon as you received visitors; but I
am glad to come sooner. How are
you, you poor fellow?"
"I'm all right," he said, "and better
for seeing you. It's rather an awkward subject that I want to talk
"Harry and Mary, of course—I
think I know what you want to say.
It is no use, Mr. Lascelles. I can't
influence them any more than you
can. They are right up to a point.
You have a claim on Mary; and I
have a claim on Harry. They are
wrong in not realising that we should
be happier in surrendering our claims
than in enforcing them. But they
will never give up the idea of sacrifice. They are by nature candidates
for martyrdom!"
She laughed and shook her head.
"You shouldn't laugh at martyrs,"
he said. "You sacrificed all your girlhood for that boy."
"Just as you would sacrifice yourself for Mary," she rejoined. "Well,
they will not accept our sacrifices,
and we can't make them."
"I thought, if you threw them together all you could . . . Young blood
is young blood!"
"As if I hadn't tried! 1 realised entirely that you would wish it. Although we haven't been closely acquainted, I know you well enough for
that. Yes, Ive treid; its no use. They
have made up their minds that it is
Mary's duty to marry you; and that
it is Harry's duty to keep single on
my account. They encourage each
other in the martyrdom, and take a
dismal pleasure in it! They won't
marry each other, whatever we say.
The best thing you can do is to get a
licence and marry Molly, and take
her away. Do you know, I think
she'll be pretty happy. She has made
up her obstinate little mind to be,
and she likes you, and she'll like you
a deal more. You are pretty easy
to like, I think." Miss Parsons smiled
encouragingly. "Harry will get over
it, too. He's very keen on his business, and he'll get on. The boy's
bright—I think they'll bc fairly happy, Mr. Lascelles."
"Not so happy as they might have
been," he said; and Miss Parsons
made a quick movement with her
"Ah!" she said softly. "Who is?"
Not an old maid and an old bachelor!
But we put up with it. No one would
describe you and me as 'miserable
"We put up with it," he assented,
"but we don't want them to put up
with  it.    If  you   could  make  Harry'
happy, you'd sacrifice a good deal, II
think, Miss Parsons?" ,
"Everything but right," said Missj
Parsons.  "Perhaps  a  little  of  that!".
She laughed unsteadily. |
"Not much of that, I think. I won-)
der if my proposal goes beyond yourj
limit?" I
She clasped and unclasped her,
hands. |
"My limit is much the same as!
yours, I fancy, Mr. Lascelles. .f
should not run much risk in adopting
your standard of honour." j
"Then let me put my proposal to j
you. Mary will not marry Harry J
while I am alive and single. Harry
will not marry her while you are unprovided for. 1 must marry, and
you must be provided for. There is
an obvious way to do both. We have
great respect for each other, and—
may I say some liking?"
Miss Parsons clasped and unclasped her hands, turned a trifle red, and I
then a trifle pale.
"It sounds an impertinent suggestion," Lascelles owned, "but—I wonder if you have ever considered marrying on Harry's account?"
"I have considered it," Miss Parsons admitted frankly, "since I lost
my money. I overstepped my limit.
I could put up with it myself, but I
couldn't do a man the wrong of pretending to love him."
"Exactly. That is my position towards a woman; but in our case there
would be no pretence. That was one
reason why 1 suggested that we
should marry each other. It would
bring the case within my limit. I
don't know that it would bring it
within my courage if the lady were
anyone else. Anyhow, I can't go to
anyone else and make out that I want
to marry her for the proper reason,
and no one else would marry me for
the true one. It is you or nobody.
Will you do it with your eyes open
to save  Harry and Molly?"
"To save Harry and Molly," Miss
Parsons repeated thoughtfully.
"With my eyes open—very wide open
Mr. Lascelles! We are neither of us
young, and we both realise that we
are risking very great unhappiness.
It will hurt us both, and it will hurt
us most to hurt each other. You
have reckoned all that?"
"Yes," he said, "I have reckoned
it. Sometimes I think it will hurt you
horribly. If it does it will hurt me.
If it doesn't it won't—not a bit! You
see, I've always had a great opinion
of you; and upon my word I can't
look upon marriage with you as an
unpleasant thing—if it could be not
unpleasant to you? Can't you think
of it like this? You want to get married for Harry's sake; and there's
a man who wants to marry you for
a similar reason. You and he are old
acquaintances; you, are both kindly
and considerate and reasonable; you
are both lonely; you have both missed some things in life; you will both
try to be good comrades, and help
each other to enjoy the rest of the
journey.    Can't we look at it so?"
Miss Parsons smiled faintly.
"My dear friend," she said, "it
would never occur to us to look at
it in any other way, but—I don't
know—The children will guess why
we do it."
"Very likely, but after we've done
it they'll feel free to marry each
other—for their sakes?"
Miss Parsons sighed and shook her
"And on my part," he added, "with
every anticipation of finding the best
comrade I have ever had."
"If we  were  just   going  to  make
friends," Miss Parsons said, "I should I
anticipate  that;  but  I  fear  that  thej
conditions preclude it.   We shall nev-1
er  be able to  forget that the  comradeship was  an  afterthought.  Well, i
in a way, it's worse for   you.    You
love Mary, and I'm not in love with
anyone—now." j
"You have been?" '
"Lots!" She laughed with her usual
good-humour. "Oh, well, if I'm going
to be a sacrifice I'll be a cheerful one!
Very well,  Mr.   Lascelles,  you  have
been sincere, I hope, in what you have
said about your esteem for me, but
I'm' sure you would be sincere."
"I have been very sincere," he said.
He took both her hands and pressed them.
"Comrade," he said.
"Thank you," said Miss Parsons.
"Yes—as good comrades we shall be
very careful not to humiliate each
other by letting our motives be suspected."
"Nobody is likely to suspect them,"
Lascelles said, "except those precious
"And they certainly will," said Miss
They did, in fact they were extremely angry. They interviewed
their seniors separately and together,
argued with them, pleaded with them,
stormed at them. Mary even wept,
and she was a girl not given to tears.
"You are sacrificing yourselves
for us," she declared.
"Well," said Lascelles, "I've found
a delightful form of sacrifice."
"You are doing a thing you hate,"
Harry told his sister.
And then she lost her temper with
him for the first and the last time in
her life.
"Never dare to speak to me like
that again!" she cried, with her eyes
flashing. Her anger made her look
very yound and pretty, Lascelles
thought. "It would be impossible to
hate the idea of being a comrade to—
to  George."
She had not called Lascelles by his
Christian name before. He drew her
arm in his.
"Or to you," he said. "Charming
"Oh!" Molly pleaded tearfully.
"My dears, don't be angry! You
would be the best comrades in the
world if you loved each other; but
you don't. We know. You are just
sacrificing yourselves because you
think that it will make us marry each
other—Harry and me!"
"Of course you will!' Lascelles
said. "You dont propose to be such
young idiots as to consider yourselves tied to us after were married, I
"We—" both began at once; but
he held up his hand.
"Now don't make any more foolish vows," he advised. "Agnes and 1
are going to be married, whatever
you do! In fact,"—he pressed
Miss Parsons' arm—"I am going for
the licence to-morrow. Am I not—
Miss Parsons' arm trembled in his.
He had not previously mentioned a
day; but she felt that any wavering
before the young people would be fatal.
"Yes," she assented.
"It will be for next week," Lascelles added.
He pressed Miss Parsons' arm
"Saturday," she said faintly.
"Harry!" Mary cried. "Harry, we
can't let them. We can't let them
give their whole lives for us! We'd
better do anything. We—" She looked at him with her eyes brimming
with tears. "Harry?"
"Heaven knows!" the boy cried.
"Mary and I wanted each other badly
enough, a jolly sight more than you
guessed, either o fyou! Only—only
you always brought me up to—to try
to do right, Sis, and—and Molly's
made that way. She—she—God bless
her! The sacrifice we wanted to
make was right. The sacrifice you
two are going to make isn't . . .We'll
take our happiness from you since
you force us to; and . . . thank you
more than I can ever say."
"Or I," said Mary.
"Of course," Harry went on, "we
shall wait till 1 can do something for
for a word—"like a horse! But we'll
be engaged now. So—so you two
needn't get married."
"You dears!" cried Mary; ancl she
hugged  and  kissed  them  both.
Lascelles pulled his moustache and
muttered something inaudible. Miss
Parsons sat down  suddenly.
Presently hc laughed. So did Miss
Parsons. They had the saving grace
of humour, as has been said.
"You might bc polite to each other
and dissemble your belief," said Molly. "You know you really are glad,
"Oh!"  said   Lascelles.  "Go  out  of
this  and  dissemble  your  reliefj
—you young idiots!"
Lascelles and Miss Parsons |
very silent when the young
had departed. He looked out (|
window. He saw a reflection
there, graceful and girlish. She I
ed to have grown young during!
pleasant companionship.
"You know," he said at last,|
are prettier than Mary. I
thought you the prettiest worn]
the place. I—something's gonl
of my life, Agnes. It—it's neve
anything i nit to compare wit|
week with you."
"Except      your    engagemen|
Mary," said Miss Parsons.
Her voice lacked its  usual
ness.    Her lips    were white.
"Except  nothing!"  cried  Las|
He   strode   over   to   the   sofa,
were ready to be a sacrifice tol
Agnes.    Be a sacrifice to me. 1|
"Do you?" said Miss Parsons]
you? Oh-h-h!"
Molly and Harry were relieil
find   them   in   friendly   conven
when  they returned.
"What  shall we  say  when
ask  about your  engagement?"!
"You can say that it will tenl
on Saturday week," Lascelles)
her—"in the parish, church, bj|
cial licence!"
"Oh!" Mary screamed. "Anl
weren't sacrifices to us at all!" I
"We wcre," said LascellesJ
now we are sacrifices to each
"The sacrifice that men and
are born to," said Miss Parsoil
A spot which the traveller il
the   Old   and   the   New   Wor|
called thc 'most desolate place'
earth's  surface    is  a    valley
south-western    part    of the
States.   It is a part of the gre;|
erican  deserts, where so little!
ture  is  in  the air  that  not  a|
thing in the way of grass or
springs from the soil.   There id
lutcly nothing which will afford
ishment to man or beast.    Onll
little corner of this valley doq
water  exist; but it  is a  mock!
call the salt, alkaline liquid watl
it is poison to man or beast oi|
and unfit for any use.
Well do the people of the
west call the p*ace Death Valid
most of those who havc dared til
ture  into it have never  return]
its borders.   Thus far only a few
sons have gone its entire lcngt|
escaped to tell of the suffering
endured  in   this  hole  in   the
hemmed in by mountains whicli
vent the smallest raincloud front
passing  over  it;  and  the  moul
are also suitably named, for one I
is termed the Funeral Mountain!
we  have   stated,  Death   Valley!
desert within deserts.   It is surr|
ed by Ralston  Desert on the
Panamint Desert on the west,
Desert on the south, and the
gosa Desert on the east; and \\
pression being lower than any
others, need we wonder that it si
be a centre of misery when till
rays of summer pour down  upl
and the refracted heat strikes itf
the Panamint and Funeral Moil
ranges?    During  the   three   sui
months and first month of auaurrl
heat in Death Valley rises to one
dred and  thirty-seven  and  onej
dred and thirty-nine degrees,
probably  than  anywhere  else  il
world.    Not only does this heat]
there during the day, but also
the night, for the mountains on
side   and   the   hard   surface lol
middle valley, during the day
like the  walls of a  furnace,  dl
have  time  to  cool   perceptibly!
the sun again rises in a coppel
and thus for weeks and month!
favoured by moisture, this greal
tral isolated region literally bu|
land of silence and desolation.
Few who have dared to mall
journey into this literal inferi
earth have cared to make anotll
tempt, for unless an ample supl
water for man and brute is carril
must perish of thirst if not star!
Yet over half a century agol
seekers and home-seekers trf
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■**■"  (Continued from Page 3)
| igue, sword play or card shuff-
He is an admirable Crichton at
e and place when such distinc-
leant much more than it does in
comparatively prsaic days.
| s the time when Louis XV. of
e and George II. of England
Europe's Stellar monarchs and
. was the home of British fash-
flt is there that the Duke D'Or-
travelling incognito, has the ex-
adventures which make up the
Jets.   He is denounced as a bar-
iasquerading as a courtier, he has
Ial duels, is threatened by a mob,
|s  love  to  Lady  Mary   Carlisle
Nazimova,    in    "The
,vins her from active rivals, and
Jly appears in his true character,
to the confusion of his enemies.
Hackett will be seen in this de-
ful comedy at the Victoria The-
on Thursday and Friday, Oct.
and 28th, when he will be ably
_orted by a cast of competent
ers who have been especially se-
|ad by Wm. A. Brady (Ltd) under
se direction Mr. Hackctt's tour is
g conducted.
n Thursday evening Mr. Hackett
present the Prisoner of Zenda.
fce virtuous and you will be ecccn-
The train is profusely decorated
.1 tunnels."
Figures stewed out of me just as
[ural as otter of roses out of an
'[ wouldn't give a cent to hear In-
jsoll on Moses, but I'd give ten
ars to hear Moses on lngersoll."
|One could see the dress creeping
ig the floor some time after the
;nan was gone."
I left my rheumatism  here.    Ba
Baden is welcome to it.    It was
e, but it was all I had to give. I
;uld liked to leave something more
:hing, but it was not in my power."
(There were no hackmen, hacks or
liiibuses on the pier. I said it was
being in heaven.
[The less a man knows the bigger
e he makes and the higher salary
IThe place is as dark as the inside
]in infidel."
ppitaphs are cheap and they do a
r chap a world of good after he's
ll. especially if he had hard luck
Je he was alive.   I wish they were
II more."
_ain is    branded   a   murderer so
tlessly and unanimously in  Am
erica only because he is neither a
Democrat  nor  a  Republican."
"She was a perfect polyglot once,
but somehow her palate got down."
"We write frankly and fearlessly,
but we modify before we print."
'A cross between a tired mud turtle and a crippled hearse horse."
'He meant well, but art is folly to
him; he only understands groceries."
"Having forgotten to mention it
sooner, I will remark, in conclusion,
that the ages of the Siamese Twins
are, respectively, 51 and S3 years."
"He was full of blessed egotism and
placid self-importance, but he didn't
know as much as a three-em quad."
"Age enlarges and enriches the powers of some musical instruments, notably those of the violin, but it seems
to set the piano's teeth on edge."
"I am a Yankee of the Yankees, a
practical man nearly barren of sentiment or poetry; in other words, my
father was a blacksmith, my uncle a
horse doctor, and I was both."
"There didn't seem to be brains
enough in the entire nursery to bait
a fishhook, but you didn't mind that
after a little while, for you saw that
brains were not needed in a society
like that, and would have marred its
symmetry and spoiled it."
"Chambermaids are dead to every
human instinct."
"A forlorn dog with bowed head
and tail withdrawn from service."
"To the Indian, soap and education
are not as sudden as massacre, but
they are more deadly in the long run."
"They appointed me clerk of the
Committee on Chonchology, and then
allowed me no amanuensis to play
billiards with."
"When a man has been SO years at
sea he is only a gray and bearded
"It was just like a new author. They
always think they know more than
anybody else when. they are getting
out their first books."
•(Continued from Page  14)
cross the valley, and recently several
scintists have taken their lives in their
hands and gone into this desert of
deserts. Here is the tale of one of
them, as related by himself:
"I had crossed Panamint Valley,
and after spending some days in a
mining camp of Panamint, I, in company with two others, reached the
summit of the Panamint Range, and
from there looked down on Death
Valley. The summit of Panamint
Range rises seven thousand feet above
sea-level, and the view from the high
altitude in a rarefied atmosphere is
one never to be forgotten, although
the region looked down upon is as
desolate and forbidding as would be
an equal area of the moon. On the
west lies the Panamint Valley, to the
eastward Death Valley, to the north
the mountains around Darwin and
Wild Rose Canon, and to the south
ancl east the deserts of the Mojave
and Amargosa, and, rising up in beauty though desolate, the Calico Range
of hills, that shows a richer colouring than did Joseph's coat of old.
"Death Vallej, as seen from the
summit of the Panamint Range, presents in the month of November a
long, gray waste of desert, in which
there are narrow bands of white made
by thin deposits of borax; and to the
south end of the desert one can see
a thin line like a blade of steel, which
is the faint outline of the Amargosa
River, as it dies away upon entering
Death Valley sink. This stream flows
in from the south, then turns east
and west, and flows around to the
north. It is a sluggish, dead stream,
that takes its rise in thc State of Nevada. On its course it furnishes water
for a few ranches and farms in the
Amargosa Valley, and flows onward
through a bitter, alkaline country
until, when it reaches the point where
nature seems to have intended that
it should supply a vast reservoir, it
has no water to give.
"It was as the sun was rising that
wc began our descent from Panamint
Range to take our way across Death
Valley. The mountain surface is in
rolls and drifts until it reaches thc
edge of the valley, where wc arrive
at the forbidding gray flat, level as a
billiard-table, save where here and
there an encrustation of soda, in some
form  permitted the foot  of man  or
beast to break through its thin crust.
Upon reaching Death Valley, what to
us was most striking on that occasion
was the tremendous height which the
Panamint Range, which we had just
descended, seemed to present. I distinctly remember that as I looked
back upon them, and then upon the
bleak, gray desert valley before us,
with the Funeral Range of mountains
in the distance to the eastward, I recalled at once to mind that celebrated
Valley of Diamonds into which Sind-
bad the Sailor descended for crystallised wealth, as described in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.
"Our route lay directly across the
sterile desert, and before us ran
wagon-tracks that were made by
miners and adventurers who came to
the silver-mines of Panamint. Old
Tex, our guide, said that one could
see on that desert waste the tracks of
the wagons owned by the early emigrants, of whom a number perished
for want of water in the years 1849-50.
When about seven miles out on the
desert we came across the bones of
three oxen, cracked, worn, and
weather-beaten, and three spokes near
them. A little farther away lay the
tire of this wheel, but little rusted although it had lain there almost fifty
years. Yet a little farther on we picked
up near the trail the sole of an old
boot; it was curled and distorted into a queer shape, and the heel was
sloping to the sole, and the wooden
pegs had so shrunken in the leather
of the soles that when we took up the
old relic they fell out. Then we found
a broken china tobacco-pipe, a few
porcelain buttons, and four flat, old-
fashioned brass coat-buttons. As we
found these relics of former travel
over the dreary and forbidding waste,
old Tex said that they were part of
the remains of the party who in the
year 1849 or 1850 started to cross this
desert without a guide. They had
separated from a larger party, who
had taken a course south from what is
known as the State of Nevada. The
unfortunate few believed that they
could take a more direct route across
the desert and over the Panamint
Mountains. In taking this new route,
the emigrants found it easy for a time,
but soon their troubles began. Their
descent from the Funeral Range into
Death Valley was difficult, compelling
them to abandon much of their property; and when upon the unknown
desert they were without water, night
was upon them, and the clays that followed saw the destruction of most
of their number; for, in taking their
way across the desert, the party became crazed with thirst and wandered
in various directions; becoming delirious, some of them stripped themselves of all clothing, ancl, like wild
beasts, began to burrow in the hard
desert sands with their bare heads.
Two men named Towne and Waite,
and nine other persons, escaped by
reaching thc Panamint Mountains and
finding a spring. The remaining
eighteen persons, men, women, and
children, who composed the party left
their bones in the desert. One of the
survivors named Bennett gave it the
name of Death Valley.
"Our own journey across this desert seemed slow. Though it was
the month of November, the atmosphere was sultry, the air dry, and by
noon the heat was oppressive. A
smothering sensation would at times
make itself felt. We were now midway in the desert; and our saddle and
pack animals showing signs of extreme thirst, we gave each of them a
gallon of water, whicii we had brought
with us in kegs on the pack-animals
before starting across this barren
waste. We had taken for each man
two one-gallon canteens from Panamint, and three gallons for each
horse; but we soon consumed the entire- measure, and our horses were
mad with thirst when we reached the
camp-ground that evening. The desert is perfectly level, but not everywhere smooth, as in places there arc-
weary areas where sal, soda, and
borax crystals extend over the surface
to the depth of several inches; hut
ithe wealth of this desert is wholly
mineral in its nature. Nothing pertaining to thc vegetable kingdom is
found on its central area, ancl the approaches to it on cither side show but
a straggling of trees and shrubs of
cactus, greascwood, ancl arrow-weed."
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Apple, pear, cherry, plum and peach trees
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Bulbs, highest quality, just in.
this spot, where even a drop of water
is precious, was the bed of a great inland sea probably hundreds of feet
deep; for, strange as it may seem, the
rock walls which rise so abruptly on
either side of the valley bear on their
surface impressions whic lithe geologist says were made in them by the
action of thc waves. There are also
distinctly visible traces of beach on
which the waters rose and fell; but
all this was probably thousands of
years ago, and little by little the awful heat of the sun dried up the sea
until now not a particle of its water
remains. This fact alone shows how
Nature has made a great furnace of
Death Valley. For fully two-thirds of
the year it is unsafe to enter it no
matter how much water and food
may be carried, because the temperature is so high even at midnight as
well as noon, for from sunset to dawn
the sand and rock are continually radiating the heat with whicii the sun has
permeated thc formation during the
clay. Those who have ventured into
this wilderness, in truth, havc clone so
during what is called winter, when
the tops of the higher mountains surrounding the depression are covered
with snow; but even in January the
sun's rays are almost unbearable, and
years may pass without a cloud even
the size of a man's hand appearing
in lhe sky. At all times there is clanger of sand-storms, whicli, created by
the hot winds, come up as suddenly
as those of the Sahara, and such
masses of sand arc whirled about that
one may hc buried in it, if he remains
in thc same spot.
And yet the Death Valley is but a
small section of the American desert.
Situated in southern California, it is
only about fifty miles long ancl thirty-
live miles across. A person wilh goocl
eye-sight can look from one of the
mountain ranges that hem it in and
distinguish the faint, dark line which
marks llic mountains on the other
side. The distance across it being
so short is one reason why the desert
has claimed many human victims.
They do not realise the power of the
sun and (he fearful dryness of lhe air,
for there is scarcely a trace of moisture in il night or clay. Often have
they realised thc danger when too far
from cither side to return, and
dropped down upon the glaring white
surface never to recover.
As already stated, no human being
can stay in Death Valley itself and
remain alive; but the mountains and
ck-scrts which border it are also almost
uninhabited. As to society of thc human type, ii is confined to a few
miners in the Funeral, Calico, and
Panamint   Mountains,  who  mine  for
gold, silver, lead, and copper; a few
who mine borax; and a few roving
bands of Piute Indians who hunt the
'jack-rabbit and gather the pine-nut
in the high parts of the surrounding
ranges. There arc a few 'squaw-men'
leading a sort of isolated life on
mountain ranges, owning cattle and
horses, and in a small way interested in mining. At Ash Meadows, to
the eastward of Death Valley, is a
man (who has a cattle-ranch) with
his wife and one or two hired men,
and he rules the destinies of about
three hundred square miles of country.
The night is silent, love, and here beside thee,
Holding the hand that Is not now denied me,
I too am still; how shall I say farewell?
No words have we, and yet the summer
Lulling the garden, gathers us together,
And   mingles   us   with   myrrh   and   asphodel.
Was  there  a  time  before  that  time,  I
When   something  Hashed   ancl   rent   the
vail   asunder,
And visions faded, and the Truth befell %
And  now,  because  thou  art the Truth,
I'll grieve thee
No   longer   by   withholding   to   believe
Though  I am sent upon a sorrow-spell.
How long the way thou sayest not, but
That I must tread it loyally and lonely,
Unheeding whether heaven wait, or hell.
Why this must be I cannot know, beloved.
But thou dost know, and, howsoe'er
Some day. perchance, the secret thou
wilt tell.
Nothing I ask,—how may the Truth be
I leave thee, yet by thee I'm still surrounded;
The sen's voice sounds ahout the farthest
The moonlight deepens, love, ancl grows
to golden.
And   thou   and   I    In   it   are   strangely
Ah.  holy,  holy  moment of farewell!
—George   Herbert  Clarke,   In   the
September   Canadian   Magazine.
Towne—1 heard your daughter urging
tbe Kadleys to move Into that vacant
bouse  next door  to  you.
Browne—Ah, yes. She wants me to
let her take singing lessons, but I've
refused so far.
Towne—Er—really—I don't see the
Browne—Well, she knows the Kadleys
hate that sort of thing, ancl she knows
I  hate the Kadleys. 16 THE WEEK, SATUKDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1910
Burleith Mansions
Capital   -   -   $100,000.00
Issue of 10,000 Shares of $10 each: $2 on application, $2 on
allotment, balance on call at intervals of not
less than 60 days.
Brmrnilm, r,_._,r*. „ft,Tt.lIn,n„ r-                  HONORABLE EDGAR DEWDNEY, AUDITOR, W. CURTIS SAMPSON, Esq.,
SECRETARY, EDWIN COVENTRY, Esq.,                     Victori&> BC> Civil Engineer ^^ fi c
SOLICITORS  MASON & MANN                I452 Vining Street' Vict0ria' B'C" Contractor- BANKERS. MERCHANTS BANK OF CANADA,
Victoria, B.C.                 '                              ERNEST AMOS HALL, Victoria, B.C.
725 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., Physician.
ARCHITECT, S. MACLURE, Esq.                           ANGUS BEATON McNEILL, BR°K^RS'B°NJ? & CLARK'
622 Trounce Ave., Victoria, B.C., Real Estate Agent. Room 8> Mahon Block> Government Street.
611 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., Merchant
Organized to supply the present URGENT
DEMAND for increased Hotel Accommodation.
Situation Ideal, Grounds Beautiful, Prospects for
Success the Brightest.
The Business offering to-day should fill the
Mansions and keep them filled, and at even the
Extremely Low Rates proposed, this enterprise
should pay 10 to 15 per cent, per annum on the
Capital Invested.
Thorough Investigation is Solicited. Call or write for Prospectus.
Brokers   Office:
Room 8, Mahon Block VICTORIA, B. C.


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