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Victoria Edition
The Week
A British Columbia Review,
Published at Vietoria and Vancouver B. (8.
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.     (i PORT ST. VICTORIA, S. C.   •
Vol. IV.   No. 45
One Dollar Per Annum
The time is drawing nearer
when Victoria will have to
elect a Mayor and Municipal Council for the ensuing
'year.    The incompetency of the present
Council   is   universally   conceded,    and
rarely has a public body presented so complete a spectacle of a dozen men of integrity and high personal character who
have been so absolutely worthless as public
Servants.    The reason is not far to seek.
[They are just so many square pegs in
[round  holes.    Few  of  them have  any
Iiatural  adaptability for  public service.
Jrhey have lived and moved and had their
eing in a groove, and cannot get out of
lit.   To adequately discharge the duties of
Ri City Councillor, a man needs something
Joeyond good character.    He requires intelligence,   experience   and   adaptability.
IFew of the present Council present either
line of these qualifications.   On the other
liand, several of them possess a vein of
nbstinacy and egotism in inverse ratio to
their capacity, which accounts for their
inability to carry any project to a suc-
pessful issue.    Public servants who are
[ilways antagonizing each other antagonize
[he public.    This reflex action accounts
■for the turn-down of the Council on most
l)f the occasions during the last year when
It has appealed for public support to new
llSy-laws.    As a result, Victoria today is
Buffering from the worst Municipal mismanagement in its history.    Take what
s at the moment the most serious matter
omplained of—the Garbage nuisance. As
Ijlmr Staff   Correspondent,   the Lounger,
>oints out, not only is the comfort, but
he health of the citizens seriously affected
>y one of the most intolerable nuisances
maginable.   To all complaints, the retort
if the Council is: "It is not our fault, but
he fault of the ratepayers who turned
lown   the   Incinerator   By-law."    How
merile!   The reason the ratepayers have
repeatedly refused money grants to the
iresent Council is that they cannot trust
hem to spend it properly.    They have so
ost public confidence that the rate-payers
ire afraid to place anything at their dis-
losal.    And this is only one instance, the
ame is true all along the line.   Victorians
nay believe it or not, but they are living
in a Fool's Paradise.   This beautiful City
which Nature has so bountifully endowed,
•md which everyone agrees should be the
inest residential city in the West, reeks
vith filth, of which few people know, and
ias only been saved from serious epidemics
,iy  a  combination  of  fortunate circum-
tances.    Unless something is done, and
lone quickly, with the Water Question,
ith Sewerage, and with Garbage, Victoria
vill pay a heavy penalty for the ignorance
nd supineness of its Municipal Council.
Does anyone suppose that its present repre-
entatives are capable of dealing success-
'ully with these questions.   Not ono voice
ras been raised in support of the public
uteres!, and of the complaints which have
)een lodged.    Tlie  anxiety lias been to
whitewash tlieir own reputations at the
mblic expense.    At tiie time of writing,
it is too early to say what nominations will
be made for the next Council, but The
Week adds its appeal to others which have
already been made: First of all, to the
Citizens of Victoria to refuse their support
to men who have brought such disrepute
upon themselves and the City. And next,
to citizens of capacity and ambition to
allow themselves to be nominated, in order
that the new Council may contain men
capable of initiating and carrying out a
policy such as is demanded by the progressive  times  in which we  now  live.
which the press gives to the policy of any
party will be the more valuable." It admits with a frankness which is as creditable as it is unexpected that "many papers
have had to resort to freak editorial pages
in order to make the advertising space in
them worth anything at all." And finally,
it announces that "the day of an independent press, that is politically speaking, is rapidly drawing near." These
oracular utterances will form very interesting reading to the public in general, and
to the Conservative Party in British Ool-
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"Victoria the Beautiful" Under the Morley Regime.
British Columbia is on the move. Victoria
is lagging behind. Victoria has always
lagged behind, and if it does not make a
start now, it will be left in the lurch.
Commenting upon the fact
Independent that the Portland Oregonian
Newspapers.     l,as decided to abandon its
allegiance to the Ropubli-
cuii Party, and to come out on Independent
lines, the Colonist has ventured to say
several things which are worth noting. In
the first place, it endorses the action of
the Oregonian as admirable. In the next
place, it declares that "in proportion as
party ties lie loosely on it, the support
umbia in particular. When the Colonist
passed into the hands of the present management, an official announcement was
made that it would be a Conservative
organ, and Avould support the Conservative Party and Government. A little later,
thc Managing Director announced that this
policy was a condition of the purchase, and
would be permanent. It would be discourteous to question the reliability of
these statements, but tlie whole course of
the Colonist under the new regime would
hardly justify their acceptance by a person of average intelligence. Apart from
the fact that the settled policy of the
Management hns been to get rid of every
influential Conservative on the staff and to
replace them with well-known Liberals,
the Conservative Party has been not a
little mystified by the lack of conviction
which has pervaded the editorial columns
when treating of political matters, and the
leniency with which the political shortcomings of the Opposition have been criticized.   It is an anamoly that any paper
should claim to be a Party organ whose
representatives are debarred by their political affiliation from sitting at its Council.
In the light of these facts, and of the admitted inefficiency of the paper from a
Party standpoint, its open avowals on the
subject of Independence are significant.
And if they indicate an intention to break
the journey to the Liberal ranks by sojourning for a brief period at the half-way
house of so-called Independence it is just
as well that the latent suspicion of the
Party should be confirmed by this open
avowal.   On the broad question The Week
differs from the Portland Oregonian and
the Victoria Colonist and has the temerity
to believe that in a country subject to
Party Government the usefulness of any
public organ depends upon its adherence
to one party or the other.   It also believes
that no paper can carry weight if it doe3
not possess convictions.   Least of all, any
party organ edited by a lifelong member
of the opposite party, however impeccable,
of the opposite party, however impeccable
his personal character may be.
Be Spared.
In a short time there will
be a vacancy for two members on the Railway Commission, and in connection
with one of these the name of Mr. William
Whyte of Winnipeg has been mentioned.
While he would be a splendid acquisition
to that important body, the general verdict of the West will be that he cannot be
spared.   Without exception he is the one
man who knows more of tho railway question, and transportation generally in
Western Canada than any other. He has
grown up with the country; he has day
by day absorbed a knowledge of its requirements. Only within the last two
years has hc been accorded the official recognition to which his long services and
abilities entitle him. For the lirst time
he has a fair measure of executive independence and is making liis power felt in
shaping the policy of the great Corporation with which hc is associated. In addition to his competency, Mr. Whyte is a
man of the highest personal character,
respected and beloved by all who know
hiin. This gives him a weight and influence which no other Western man possesses. Great as his value to the Railway
Commission would be, it is doubtful if the
country would not lose more than it would
gain in removing him from a position in
whicli he can so conspicuously render
public service. Everyone who knows Mr.
Whyte realizes that the Dominion can
offer no position for whicli lie is not fully
equipped; at the same time it cun never
be forgotten that his advent to his present
official position marked u new departure
and broader lines of development in the
policy of the C.P.R. The Week hopes
to see _\Ir. Whyte Stay where he is if it
dues not involve u sacrifice on his part. THE WKBK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1907.
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Dear  Madge:
The barriers are falling. The advance that women are making towards complete liberty is no mirage-
no dream. Every day the road is
widened a little and some woman
passes through to greater liberties.
The days of the "Woman in Transition" are numbered; it may be ten
years, or twenty years, or half a century, before she reaches the boundary,
but she will reach it, and become
"Woman Free." She is facing the
■future now, with clear, far-seeing
eyes, and freeing herself slowly from
the trammels of the past. She is
still in the midst of the dust of the
fight. But she knows what she
wants, although she may not know
that she  knows.
She wants the recognition of her
human status—of a status equal with
that of her brother, which will make
the law colour-blind to sex as it now
is to race and creed. She wants the
right of control over her own life
and life-work—the right to possess
herself. She wants to share those
wider social and political liberties
which mark off human existence from
slavery and chaos. She wants her
opportunity of training and education, and her choice of employment,
to be as wide as her brother's, being determined solely by her own
capacity. She wants the opportunity of attaining maturity with a sound
mind and a sound body. She wants
a just return for her labour in the
working world—the principle that
payment shall be made for work done,
without regard to the sex of the doer,
being the only one that can bring
her security.
All these things are to come, and
all of them will come. A womanhood independent, free, well-born,
and well-bred, will follow from them.
And as the womanhood of today is,
so is the manhood and womanhood
of tomorrow. The world sees that
the new woman is coming. It sees
the slow, sure coming of the end,
and frets and fumes, or rejoices exceedingly. Like all changes of great
moment, this emancipation of women
is regarded by the men and women
among whom it is taking place with
widely different feelings. A great
many people, happily decreasing in
number, look upon it with complete
indifference; they move with the
times and know not that they move.
An increasing number of enthusiasts
hail the progress of the movement
with delight, and base upon it their
prophecies of the golden age to come.
But a fairly large proportion of the
general public is still in opposition,
and they regard every fresh advance
as an additional menace to the home
and to the well-being of women themselves.
This danger of harm to the home,
to women themselves, and to motherhood, seems to those oppressed by
dread of it a very real and tangible
thing. All who look upon these many
changes in women's social, political,
and industrial position know that they
will bring with them changes in woman herself, and changes in the condition of wifehood and motherhood.
They dread these changes and foretell grave disaster. But why should
change spell disaster? Beneficent
changes are constantly being made
in other departments of life. We recognise them as necessary; we advocate them as desirable. Is this department of life which pertains to
the position of women the only one
in which we have attained perfection?
One would suppose so from the arguments of the opponents; and yet most
of us can picture much more desirable home conditions than those enjoyed by the average mother and child
of today.
But if we have really attained such
perfection in our family arrangements
when was it attained? Changes in
domestic life, and in the relations or
parents and children, have been taking
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place under our very eyes all through
our lives, and took place just in the
same way under the eyes of our
mothers and grandmothers. The
housewife of three generations ago
was brewer and baker, spinner and
weaver, butter and jam maker, and
followed a multitude of other trades.
Today each of these separate trades
has been taken out of the home into
the world of organised industry. Yet
homes are still homes, though thc
men and women who saw those
changes coming in the future might
have predicted otherwise. Indeed,
we know they did. An ancestress of
my own refused her countenance to
her son's marriage because the woman of his choice did her household
needlework with a sewing machine!
In such new-fangled ways of laziness
lay the destruction of home life, to
the old lady's mind. The dread of
those who oppose the changes of today is just as unreasonable, just as
much due to ignorance, to want of
imagination, and to habit and sentiment.
But what changes are likely to
occur; to what do the probabilities
point? If women are able to earn
comfortable livings by the work of
their hands, they are less likely to
marry merely for shelter. Today one
must admit many such marriages are
made. To have this number decreas
ed would be a distinct advance from
the point of view both of morality
and of the happiness of the married
state. Then probably women would
not marry so early; they would pre
fer to retain their state of bachelor
independence until they were approaching thirty. But why not? It
is surely more desirable for men and
women to enter the marriage state at
an age when they know their own
minds, than for them to contract hasty
and ill-advised unions which bring a
harvest of suffering from ignorance
and poverty in their train.
There would be fewer children
born, cry the opponents. Well, that
would be a great advantage if those
fewer children born were born to
live and not to die. The number of
children who die in infancy is a blot
upon our civilisation. If the devel
opment of women's intelligence, with
the establishment of industrial security, secures fewer children better
born and better bred, and prevents
the present wastage of child life and
woman's life, it must be hailed as the
greatest possible of all human reforms. But, the opponents will saj-,
it is the effect upon the woman herself
which most concerns us. She will
lose all her womanly charm, and
become masculine and degraded and
unsuited to her high mission. Here,
again, we have one of those comfortable popular fallacies which are
exploded as soon as examined.
The women of today have liberties
undreamed of by their grandmothers.
They concern themselves with all
kinds of educational work, but they
are not the less loving and lovable.
They are physically strong and self-
reliant, where their grandmothers
were timid to the point of ludicrous,
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Yet the man of today finds health
and bright spirits and mental capacity alluring in a woman. Common
interests and sympathies draw them
together. If the twentieth century
man, who finds this girl a delight,
were to be asked to marry the typical
girl of his .grandmother's day he
would probably reply that he preferred to drown himself. He recognises that the girl of today is a distinct advance upon the girl of yesterday. The girl of tomorrow will
be an advance upon both.
The problems of home-life are still
many and require careful thought and
energy for their solution. The organisation of domestic industry, the
solution of the servant problem, the
securing of liberty and status for
the worker, married or single, the
development of a cleaner and stronger
race, the establishment of conditions
of closer mutual service and understanding between men and women—
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Notes on
The Old Land.
7th August, 1907,
I did not write you as usual on
Sunday for a peculiar reason, and
one which you would scarcely guess,
I took religion—Tell it not in B. C;
whisper it not in the streets of Vancouver—and went to church. What
do you think of that? The longer T
live now the more I pat myself on
the back. I think I must turn Mohammedan for there will be no heaven
high enough in the Christian scheme
to suit me. Just ponder on it. Have
not taken a drink for three whole
months this exact date, and have been
to church. I do really consider that
I will have to rearrange my acquaintanceship on my return, will have to
give the cold shoulder to such irreligious, unrighteous people as you.
Methodists and Baptists will be
more in my line, people who are predestined to be saved. But unfortunately I cannot help acknowledging to myself that it was not an exactly religious feeling that actuated
me; I wanted to hear a particularly
grand service at a very old Abbey
Have you ever been in Bath? Tf
for no other reason it is well worth
visiting to see the Abbey, and more
particularly as far as I am concerned,
the old Roman baths. It appears
when the Romans retired from Britain, the native inhabitants acted like
a lot of Kilkenny cats, just, I presume, the way the Irish would if
England withdrew from that blessed
but quarrelsome  Ireland.
In the settlement oi their numerous disputes they incidentally made
Bath with all its baths and villas a
desolation, and in that state it remained for about a century when the
Church took hold of the site and
erected a monastery round which
gradually grew up the modern city,
with its new baths, etc. The site of
the old ones being absolutely forgotten until some sixty years ago
when in making some excavations
near the present Pump House, they
unearthed their foundations, with the
result that the Corporation expropriated all the land around, tore down
the buildings, cleared away the accumulated rubbish of centuries, nnd you
now see the old Roman plunge baths,
with circular ones for the ladies adjoining, in their original state. All
the pillars and galleries being replaced, also innumerable tablets erected by pious and thankful people to
different gods and goddesses for
cures vouchsafed to them by using
the waters, just as is done by us
mortals today, only that the names
are different.
In clearing out the old conduit that
carried away the waters from the
baths, a grand collection of coins dating from B. C. 65 to A.D. 400, beautifully engraved gems (onyx, sapphire,
carbuncle and amethyst), evidently
off rings, pins, brooches, ear and
finger rings, wcre found, supposed
to have been lost by the bathers. But
wonderful to relate, amongst a lot
of rushes that had grown under an
arch during the time of desolation
mentioned above, was found a teal's
nest with an egg in it. Just think of
an egg laid some 1,600 years ago.
Besides the above there is a fine
Museum here, the contents of which
t largely consist of a collection made
by a man named Moore, and bequeathed to the Antiquarian Society,
composed principally of fossil remains
1 of extinct animals and  Roman anti-
I quities. I was very much surprised
at the number of the former, especially those of different Saurians. I
got the janitor to allow me to photograph the largest itchyosaurus. Hope
the picture wil! come out all right.
I am afraid the light was too feeble.
J Have not yet developed it.
By the way, I am now doing all my
I own developing ancl printing; it is
much cheaper, and besides the work
I is interesting.
I have to qualify my remarks in a
I previous letter about the English bar
ber. I have at last made the important discovery that there is at least
one decent shop in England containing a barber, not a butcher. It is
situate on Milsom Street, Bath. Now
please treasure this information. It
is valuable and will be appreciated
by any of our mutual friends who may
intend paying this benighted (as regards shaving) country a visit. Tell
them on my authority whenever they
went to be shaved decently, respectably and in order, go to Bath. Of
course I realize that it may be sorae-
wl>at inconvenient to go there whenever they require shaving, but then
there is no such thing as distances
in this wonderful island. I was so
elated at my discovery, not only on
account of the quality but also its
cheapness, 9d (18c) for a hair-cut and
shave with bay rum and powder
thrown in, that I took the opportunity of being highly eulogistic
about my experience to the young
lady who condescended to receive the
pence. She seemed very pleased,
either at my remarks or my appearance, so much so in fact that I was
preparing to have quite a lengthy interview with her when I suddenly
and to my surprise realized that the
lady sitting as dignified and as severely as a Duchess on a chair in the
shop was my better half, whom I had
left looking at blouses in a shop further down the street, and whom I
certainly did not anticipate following me. Consequently I had to cut
short the interview. I may add that
the young lady was very pretty, also
that I think while in Bath I need
shaving daily instead of twice a week
as formerly. The atmosphere must,
I think, incite an abnormal growth.
Came here from Guernsey, was
rather sorry to leave that island.
Pleasant place to live in, and I am
under the impression that a scheme
could be invented by which one could
reside there at a merely nominal
charge through a proper manipulation of the three different coinages.
I am led to this conclusion by the
fact that you received in many instances besides the article purchased,
more money in change than you gave.
I ceased trying to fathom the system upon which they worked. The
Islands are very prosperous. Land is
worth treble what it is in England
on account of the money made in
supplying the English market with
grapes and tomatoes, all grown under glass in order to get in ahead of
the British growers, but I am inclined to believe that their most
profitable crop is the tourist.
By the way, I see that Spy Park
is close to this place. I am going
out to Norton St. Phillips tomorrow.
There is a very old Inn there where
Monmouth stayed before the Battle
of Sedgmoor. It is only a few miles
from the Park.
We leave here in a week for London—from there we go north.
I omitted when writing about the
Abbey to tell you that on each side
of the main entrance extending up
the square part of the spire are stone
ladders; at the top of each are figures
of the Almighty; ascending and descending are angels, some on their
way up to interview Him, while
others evidently have got over thc
ordeal and, judging from their faces,
are in a very happy mood; but by
their positions, glad to be rid of it.
The whole business being the portrayal of a Bishop's dream. I think
his Lordship must have been somewhat of a humourist by the expressions of the different figures. They
are very ludicrous, but to be appreciated,  have  to  be seen.
Little Olga—"Is your wound sore,
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She—"And what did he say?"
He—"He borrowed twenty roubles
off me on the spot."
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Mrs. Byron Gartley of Vancouver
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Mr. P. A. Babington has returned
to  Departure  Bay, from  Vancouver.
* *   *
Captain Folk Warren has returned
to Vancouver from a trip to Europe.
* *   *
Ex-Alderman Raybould, Vancouver,
spent last week in Wetaskiwin.
* *   *
Mrs. Mowett and her daughter have
returned to Vancouver from an extended visit in the eastern provinces.
* *   *
Mr. Thomas McLay has returned to
Nanaimo from a visit of a few days
in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. W. A. Short has returned to
Vancouver   from   Seattle   where   he
spent the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Arthur Seaton, 1724 Alberni
St., Vancouver, receives every second
and fourth Thursdays.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Allen have returned  to  Vancouver   from  a  short
visit to Nanaimo.
* *   *
Mrs. J. W. Hall has returned from
Nelson to her home in Pendrell St.,
* *   *
Mrs. Frank Davidson, 766 Richards
street, Vancouver, will receive on the
third Thursday of each month.
* *   *
Mrs. Herbert Hulme who spent the
past two weeks in Agassiz has returned to Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, formerly of
Edmonton, arc making their home on
Ninth avenue, Vancouver.
Mrs. Calbeck and Miss Hazel Cal-
beck have returned to Nanaimo from
a trip to the Coast cities, being in
Vancouver for a few days. She has
her sister, Mrs. Wright, and her husband, from Dawson on a visit to her
* *   *
Mrs. Glenn of Chemainus has her
brother from Alberta visiting for
some time with her.
Mrs. Wilgress will have apartments
at Miss Mollinson's, George street,
Vancouver, for the winter months.
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Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Foreman have
returned to Vancouver South after
spending three months in the East.
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Mrs. Cane-Brown-Cane of Vancouver will spend the winter in Vernon,
B.C.   She is accompanied by her son.
* *   *
Mrs. J. F. Higginbotham is visiting
in Winnipeg. She returns to Vancouver in a few days.
* *   *
Mr. W. H. Adams of Golden, B.C.,
will spend the next month visiting
Coast cities.
Mr. and Mrs. Newitt of Fairview
have returned home from spending
a few months in Montreal.
* *   *
Mrs. S. E. Hambly and children
have returned to Golden, B.C., after
spending the summer in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Morgan of Bristol, England, will reside on Lansdowne avenue, Vancouver, in future.
* *   *
Mrs. Charles W. Napp, 1070 Haro
street, left Vancouver last week for
Los Angeles to spend the winter.
* *   *
Mrs. R. J. Leckie, Haro street, Vancouver, will hereafter receive only on
the second Monday of each month.
* *   *
John   Prentice,   Suite   2,   the
Manhattan,   Vancouver,   receives   on
the  third Tuesdays.
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Dr. Bennett of Mission is on a hunting trip in the Vancouver Island
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Duke of Mount
Pleasant will spend the winter visiting
friends in Ontario.
* *   *
Miss Powers has returned to Vancouver from England where she spent
the last two years.
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Dr. Duncan Mclntyre, M.P., Strathcona, has arrived in Ottawa and is
staying at the Windsor.
* *   *
Hon. Frances E. Grosvenor and
Mrs. Grosvenor of Nelson, B.C., are
staying at the Windsor, Montreal,
* *   *
Prof. Odium of Vancouver is expected in Winnipeg early in December.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Burriss of Napanee,
Out., will spend the winter in Vancouver.
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Mrs. H, Herbert Douglas (nee
Sexsmith), will receive on Wednesdays at her home in Eburne.
* *   *
Mrs. F. W. Holloway, Craigisle,
Kitsalano, has her daughter, Mrs.
George Alfred Hastings visiting her.
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Mr. C. C. Fisher of New Westminster was in Vancouver last week
for a few days.
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Miss Olive De Wolfe is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Tatlow, Rockland Ave.,
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Mr. W. J. B. Pinder of Dawson
leaves  shortly   to  spend   the  winter
in England.
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Mrs. Herbert Heming of Vancouver is spending some time in Hamilton with Mrs. Fred. Domville.
* *   *
Miss Kirchoffer of Los Angeles,
who was visiting Mrs. Ross, James
Bay, Victoria, last week, is spending
a  few  days  ill  Vancouver.
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Eli Morehouse & Co., chartered
accountants, havc opened up new
offices in Vernon, B.C., over the Vernon News office.
Mr. George E. Ewing, late of Coleman, will be manager of the new
branch of the Eastern Townships
Bank, opened recently in Fernie, B.C.
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Mr. Collinson, a son of Archdeacon
Collison, and one of the discoverers
of Maple Bay, arrived in Vancouver
this week from the North.
* *   *
Miss Addie Large of Poole, Ont.,
will spend the winter with her sister,
Mrs. J. Noble, 1516 Comox street,
* *   *
Miss Lou MacHaflie returned to
Vancouver last week after spending
three months visiting in Winnipeg
and other cities in the Northwest.
* *   *
Miss Munro of Winnipeg will spend
the winter months with her cousin,
Miss Munro, of 417 Princess street,
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Mrs. J. F. McGachie and Mrs. Lud-
hope will receive on the first Wednesday  of  each  month  at  Suite  23,
Manhattan,   Vancouver.
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Mr. D. Von Cramer, 1101 Melville
St., Vancouver, has his cousin, Mr'.
Ferdinand Drechsel of Montreal visiting him.
Mr. Patterson and family of South
Vancouver left to reside in Chilliwack, where he has bought a residence.
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Mr. Alexander Cleland and Mrs.
Cleland and family have returned to
Vancouver from a two months' trip
in Ottawa and other Ontario cities.
* *   *
Major and Mrs. Grisbach of Vancouver, who are at present in England have decided to prolong tlieir
visit there.
* *   *
Mr, Arthur McLennan of White
Horse but formerly of Vancouver was
married a couple of weeks ago to Miss
Naomi Dewitt at Skagway.
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Mrs. Wilson H. Forticr, The Mansions, 11 aro street, Vancouver, will
receive thc third Wednesday of every
Mrs. D. McNair, Nelson street,
Vancouver, has her sister, Mrs. VVil-
liam MacNabb of Kamloops visiting
* *   *
Miss A. R. Cowan, 1228 Hornby
street, is visiting friends in Puget
Sound cities. She will return to
Vancouver in a week or so.
* *   *
Mrs. Robinson, wife of the late
Captain Robinson, has returned to the
Coast from Chilliwack where she visited Mrs. A. M. Nelson.
.    .    .
Mr. Connor of Thirteenth avenue,
Mount Pleasant, has returned home
after spending two months in Manitoba, where he formerly resided.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lawton of
Saskatoon have taken a house on
Robson street, Vancouver, and will
spend the winter there.
* *   *
Mrs. W. W. Elder of Aldergrove
is on a visit to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Rolston, Fourteenth
avenue east, Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. Chapman, Eveleigh street,
Vancouver, has her sisters, Mrs. Kermode of Victoria and Mrs. Pitten-
drigh of Nanaimo visiting her.
* *   *
The engagement Is announced of
Mr. Hendrie Leggatt of the firm of
Wood, Vallance & Leggatt, Vancouver, to Miss Gillard of Hamilton, Ont.
* *   *
Mrs. E. P. Davis and Miss Dewa
Davis arc at present in Egypt and
will not return to Vancouver until
after the winter.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Newmarch, and family, formerly of Brandon, have taken
up residence on Seventh Street, Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. H, Newmarch of Comox St., Vancouver, who spent the
last week in Kamloops, have returned
Mrs. Rear's residence, 725 Broughton street, Vancouver, will bc occupied by Chief Justice Hunter for a
month or so.
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I   The Drama. J
The Victoria Musical Society.
The concert given by the Victoria
Musical Society last week was too
late to admit of extended notice in
the columns of The Week, which is
a matter for regret since the Daily
Press did not see fit to send a competent musical reporter. As a matter
of fact .it was one of the best concerts which the Society has ever
given, and reflected the greatest credit
upon Mr. Gideon Hicks, the Conductor, and all who took part. It is too
bad to substitute for musical criticism
the would-be smart sayings of a cub-
reporter. The Colonist found fault
with the men who stood at the back
of the stage, at an elevation of nine
or ten feet, because their voices were
lost in the flies! It also commented
upon the fact that the sopranos were
massed near the front. It would be
interesting to know when this was
not the proper arrangement of a
chorus. The Daily Press would be
doing a service to the Victoria Musical Society as well as to the public
if it refrained from commenting altogether upon concerts, and confined
itself to inserting paid advertisements—if this is the best it can do.
local  charities  benefitted  to the  extent of about $500.
The Royal Chef.
On Monday last Manager Ricketts
staged the "Royal Chef" at the Victoria Theatre. Thanks to the clever
work of William J. McCarthy, the
humourist, this popular comedy scored
a "succes d' estime." Otherwise the
performance was rather devoid of interest, owing to the fact that none
of the leading characters had singing
voices. The chorus was good and
the Whirlwind dancers first class.
Now that there is such a calling-in
of theatrical companies in consequence of the money stringency, managers ought to be able to secure decent voices, without which musical
comedies are a travestie.
The secret of Max Figman's wonderful success in the delightful
comedy, "The Man on the Box," lies
in his absolute sincerity and the great
heart interest of the story. Mr. Figman never slights a performance in
the least degree and is an artist to his
finger tips. He has a keen appreciation of comedy and has the happy
faculty of understanding not to over-
licking Girl" established a standard
that has gone on record for successful business. The reasons for this
success, are certain effervescence,
snappiness and action both to the
story and music which, like good old
wine, seems to improve with age.
The story is that of a young ambitious girl who gets stage struck
and leaves her happy home. She
makes good, doing all kinds of work
from ragtime to Juliet, and at last
goes back to the dear old home. She
is a rollicking girl from start to finish, that's all.
The music that W. T. Francis has
provided for the story is of that
light, catchy and effervescent order
that never fails to please. Snitz Edwards gets all the fun possible out
of the comical German character of
Schmaltz, the wig-maker, who assists
the stage-struck girl (Lila Blow) in
her efforts to shine as a star, and his
fun-making throughout is always
The chorus is one of the strong
features in "The Rollicking Girl" this
season while the costuming and stage
setting are far from ordinary in their
One of the particular features and
The Arion Club Concert.
{     The Arion Club gave its first con-
. cert of the sixteenth season in the
Victoria Theatre on Wednesday evening to a packed house. The concert
as a whole was a success. The
choruses were all well rendered, the
only one which could be fairly crit:-
cised, being "Hiawatha." The rendering of this suggested that the Club
traded too much on their previous
knowledge of the selection. The attack was not decisive, and the tenors
in particular ragged. All the other
work of the choruses was well done.
Mr. R. A. C. Grant sang the solo in
Hiawatha in a manner which confirmed the impression that with proper training he would develop into a
very successful public singer. His
voice has a quality and freshness
which stamp it as one of unusual
beauty, and he should bc heard oftener in solo work. Miss Miles played in excellent form, and Mr. Frank,
Armstrong's work on the violin was
highly creditable. Mr. Burnett's organ
accompaniment was a feature of the
concert. The only blemish on an
otherwise excellent programme, excellently rendered, was the importation of a Miss Suzanne Baker, of
Hoquiam, Washington, who was billed
as a contralto, but whose performance fully justified the opinion that
she is a comic singer from a Seattle
Vaudeville House, She had neither
voice nor style, and was altogether
out of place at such a concert. The
Week has criticised the Arion Club
and the Victoria Musical Society be-	
fore for importing inferior American step the bounds. The play, while a
singers, and will continue to do it comedy reveals a pretty little romance
as long as performers of the calibre and while the laughter is frequent
of Miss Suzanne Baker are engaged there is always something back of it
self with glory, for he has gathered
together  the  most  evenly  balanced
programme ever in the city, and to
praise one act and not another would
be unfair, for they are all good, and
masters  in   their   particular   line   of
work.   Bunth & Rudd are without exception the  two  funniest  grotesque
and  eccentric   comedians   ever  here.
Contortion, dancing, bone solos,  necromancy,  lecture  on  occultism  and
the introduction of Dr. Swindler upon a large elephant is surely the most
diversified  act  ever  seen,  and  they
keep the audience in roars of laughter.
The Burtinos, slack wire equilibrists,
are marvels in their line and feats
which  seem difficult upon the  floor,
they   perform   with   ease   and   grace
upon a slender wire. The young lady's
ride on the wire  on one wheel  is
great.   Arlington & Helston are two
clever dancers  and  singers, and  the
dance of Mr. Arlington is a treat, as
it is new to Victoria audiences. Their
sketch  is  called  Going to the   Ball,
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to the exclusion of local talent of a
far higher order.
The House That Jack Built.
Miss Margaret Martin is to be con-
that makes the auditor feel satisfied
he has given vent to his appreciation
of it. Genuine comedies are scarce
now and Mr. Figman has a long-
lived jewel in "Thc Man on the Box."
gratulated on having staged the best Hc will be supported by an excep-
amateur musical seen in Victoria for tionally strong company and provided
a long time. She gave two evening with a complete production by his
performances and a matinee, and has manager, Mr. John Cort, who also
left a reputation which will ensure directs the American tour of Madame
crowded houses whenever she visits Calve and of Miss Maud Fealy, and
Victoria again. With something like the comic opera success, "The Alas-
two hundred performers, it would be kan." Mr. Figman's date is Decem-
impossible and invidious to make any ber 9th at the Victoria Theatre.
I extended   comment   upon   individual 	
work.   The whole show was a beau- The Rollicking Girl.
tiful medley of pretty faces, attrac- There are few outright musical
tive dresses and catchy music. The comedies on the market today that
bright particular star was undoubted- havc met with the out-and-out suc-
ly Miss Glen Switzer as Jack Goose, cess wherever presented, as has "The
I but Mrs. Harvey, Mr. Basil Prior and Rollicking Girl," which comes to the
Mr. Jephson all did well in their re- Victoria  Theatre  on  December  nth
I spective parts. The latter has not be- with Snitz Edwards, Lila Blow and
fore been seen on a Victoria stage, thc original Charles Frohman pro-
but after   the    performance    of last duction.
week, it is more than ever a matter of During its phenomenal run of over
wonder that he should waste his tal- 250 nights at the Herald Square
ents in a Bank.    It is understood that Theatre, New York City, "The Rol-
catchy numbers is an electrical
swing song in which a bevy of pretty
girls are seated in electrically lighted
swings that sail out into the audience
over the heads of thc orchestra.
The New Grand.
Next week's bill will include Harry
Crandall and Company of six people
in the laughing hit, "Fun in a Grocery"; the famous proteau artist,
Preston Kendall, who will present the
one-act play, "Across the Lines." Mr.
Kendall is the only American actor
producing a complete drama in which
all the characters are played by one
man—making eleven changes, complete in every detail, in from two to
seven seconds; Madge Maitland, singing and musical comedienne, who is
one of the few really good ones;
the Great Pascatel, aerial contortionist; Jack and Bertha Rich, singers and
ecentric dancers; Thos. J. Price, balladist, singing "Just Because I Love
You," and New Moving Pictures, entitled "Tommy in Society," and "A
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Houses aud Homes.
1 was very much impressed the
other day by an account of a small
cottage in Sussex, not very far from
Rudyard Kipling's home, which is
still inhabited although it dates from
Saxon times. I do not know
whether any ordinary dwelling house
in the world has been lived in so
long, lt has never been rebuilt, and
has only submitted from time to time
to necessary repairs.
The walls are of London bricks,
or as they arc technically known in
the trade, "tiles," about an inch and
three-quarters thick. These are laid
in ordinary lime mortar. The roof
is of thick cleft slate, nearly half an
inch thick. All the woodwork is
hewn oak. The floors are laid with
thick red quarry, and there is a large
open hearth. An old couple live there
now, and have done so for fifty years.
A recent visitor says that with ordinary care the cottage will be habitable for an indefinite period. This
picture of a Saxon home of a humble
character, surviving the storm and
stress of 1,100 years, presents some
striking features, and should suggest some sober reflection in this
20th Century. When will Canadians
begin to build houses with the first
regard for,their homeliness? I suppose it is only natural that in the
first year of the development of a
new world houses should be built of
the readiest and the cheapest material. Indeed, in nine cases out of
ten nothing but lumber is available,
but I have often wondered why even
frame houses are so flimsy, and why
25 or at the most 30 years should be
considered the age of a house. The
argument that the fashion of this
world changes and with it the designs of houses hardly justifies t'he
policy. The difference between building a house to last 25 years, and one
to last 100, even if it be of lumber,
is only a question of using better
lumber, and cutting it larger. But, I
will not say more about this class of
house, because I only regard it in
any event as a necessary evil of temporary duration. As brick-making develops in Canada, there will of necessity be more brick houses, and with
thc wider use of a permanent building   material   will   come   more   per
manent and suitable designs. Every
house should be a home, and to be
a home, it must be homely. Even
in Canadian cities, the construction
of modern frame houses can only be
adequately described by a slang word
—they are "fierce." The rooms are
invariably too small, too low, and not
in one house of 10,000 is there the
slightest provision for ventilation.
Another ridiculous feature is the sacrificing of the comfort of the whole
house in order to secure a parlor,
or a certain number of reception
rooms. Of course, I am not writing
for wealthy people, to whom cost is
not a matter of consideration, but
for the average Canadian, who wants
to be as economic as is consistent
with decency and comfort. I believe
that the lack of sociability which is
such a marked feature of many Canadian cities is due to the front parlor, with its stiffness, formality, and
mimicry of ultra respectability.
The cosier the house the more like
home it is. I would abolish the parlor altogether, and have a large living room, at least as large as the
average parlor and sitting-room combined. It should have an open hearth
with a log fire, plenty of windows
and lounges, with easy chairs, and no
straight back chairs. If possible, one
or two recesses for cosy corners.
Such a room would be attractive, and
would enable the various occupations
of every member of the family, suitable for even-tide to be carried on.
Large enough too for callers, and
the forming of little groups for chat.
I do not think I would be hardhearted enough to deny a small den
or ante-room for the special use of
members of the family who occasionally want to have a private seance,
but that would not interfere with
my large, cosy, well-ventilated living
room, in which the members of the
family and visitors would learn to
know each other better.
I am satisfied that the construction
of modern houses is to a very appreciable extent responsible for the decay of lire-side pleasures and the scattering of the family as soon as the
evening meal is over.
I said something last week about
the Simple Life, but I only touched
upon one of its features. I should
like to dilate upon Firesides, with
special reference to the development
of social and intellectual life. There
are no communal joys like those of
the lire-side. They may be old-fashioned, and they have been superseded
by modern amusements, but there are
already abundant evidences that civilized society is tiring of the social
whirl, and that inclination, as well
as necessity, will bring people back-
to the hearthstone.
Life has been too strenuous. Our
energies have been dissipated, as well
as our earnings. We have developed
nerves, restlessness, and an incapacity for quiet enjoyment. There are
many women, and alas, some men,
who frequent the theatre nightly, and
for whom no play is too bad. They
do not enjoy it. They simply suffer
from ennui. An evening at home is
a terror, because they have no resources within themselves. The whole
question of their lives is "What is
there on tonight?" and if there is
nothing "on," they feel that life is
empty, and somehow or other they
have lost a day's existence. The extravagance of this fashion, which
takes many a dollar that can ill be
spared, is bad enough, but the demoralizing influence upon personal
character is incalculably worse. I
look forward to the time when people
will not only be tired of, but nauseated with this perpetual round of
social function and amusements. It
is like trying to live on candy, which
soon sickens. When that stage is
reached, and it will not be long, there
will be a return to the Home, and a
renaissance of fire-side occupations,
a delight in themselves, and an anchor
for the home. To the advent of that
blessed period, the construction of
comfortable homes, instead of mere
houses, will be a not unimportant
(Continued from Page Five)
and gives both a chance to do some
clever work. Geo. Jones is a good
black-face comedian and makes good,
but he lingers just a little too long
and wears out his welcome, but he
can modify that and all will be well.
Miss Crawford, the new illustrated
song singer, has a very pleasing voice
and will become a big favourite here,
and we must not overlook the piano
playing of Miss Marion. She is no
doubt the best pianist in vaudeville,
and it improves every turn to have
a competent artiste at the keys. The
Pantagescope shows two subjects of
moving pictures and both are made
for laughing purposes, and they certainly keep the audience in an up
roar. The first shows Tommy in
society; the second what a preparation called the Elixir of Life, can do.
Judging from the vast crowd which
attended the performances the House
must have broke all records. The bill
for next week will contain the following well known artists: Rusticana
Trio, Italian singers; Linn and Bonnie
Hazard, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bartlett,
Jim Dunn, mimic; Miss Crawford,
illustrated song, and Pantagescope in
new pictures.
Kubelik Coming Over for Frohman.
Daniel Frohman, who first brought
Jan Kubelik to America in the season 1900-1901, has announced another
tour for the famous violinist in this
country, under his management.
In the seven years which havc
elapsed since his first visit to America, Kubelik has risen from the position of the most astonishing prodigy
in the history of the violin, to absolute supremacy with his chosen instrument. At twenty-seven, an age
when most men are beginners at their
life work, he stands a master. Americans were among the first to recognize his p-rodigious talent in its immaturity, and Kubelik is happy to be
able to return to the new world this
season and give them the benefit of
his  perfected art.
Since his second American tour
Kubelik has toured Europe again, appearing with his usual success in Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain and
Portugal. In Madrid King Alfonso
and Queen Victoria attended every
concert and, by command, had him
play at the royal place. Similar
honours were conferred by the Portuguese King and Queen at Lisbon.
In Paris he played in the Trocadero
to 8,000 persons. This continental
tour was followed by a return to England, and it was impossible for the
virtuoso to comply with all the demands for engagements in England,
Scotland and Ireland. His final recital at Queen's Hall, London, May
29, 1907, found the vast auditorium
crowded to its utmost capacity, and
the Press was unanimous in praise of
his work. This present summer he
has played at the prominent French
and English seaside resorts.
Kubelik will leave for this country
about November ist, his first concert
being arranged for Sunday, November
ioth, at the Hippodrome, New York,
to be followed immediately by concerts in Chicago, November 14th and
17th. Concerts will also be given in
all the prominent eastern and western
cities, the Northwest, the Pacific
Coast, Mexico, Cuba and the South,
in all about  125 appearances.
Friend (to draper in his shop)—"I
notice that all your assistants squint
most horribly. Couldn't you have got
some better-looking ones?"
"I chose them purposely. They
are most useful for keeping a watch
on people. My customers never
know on which side they are looking."
Smith—I hear your friend Green
was buried yesterday. What did he
die of?
Brown—Natural  consequences.
Smith—Why, what do you mean?
Brown—Hc tried to bore a hole in
a  dynamite  cartridge  with  a  gimlet.
The present that shows careful selection is always sure to please.
It is only a matter of 14 purchasing days before Xmas Day, so
that we would advise an early visit while our stock is so complete.
Mere is a good suggestion worth considering:
Hair Brushes, from $6.50
Hand Mirrors, from  $6.00
Silver Mounted Combs, from    75c
Manicure Pieces   50c to $1.50
$15.00 will purchase a beautiful 3-picce set—Brush, Comb and
Mirror—in a very dainty design; $26.00 will secure a most charming 5-piece set in French Gray Oxidized Silver; $42.00 will buy
an 11-piece set, which also includes a complete manicure set. An
immense assortment of newest designs including "Snowdrop,"
"Aurora," "Floral," "Woodbine," "Festoon," "Broadway,"
"Shot'bead," etc.
Just come in, walk round and enjoy yourself.     We shall be
pleased to see you whether you desire to purchase or not.
47 and 49 Gouernment St., Victoria.   ;
who swears
by the
is tlie man who has tried to get the same service out of
some other machine.
A man may know the Remington or he may know
some other typewriter, but the man who really knows
typewriters is the man who knows the difference between
the Remington and others.
Remington Typewriter Company
542 Pender Street, Vancouver.
1220 Government St., Victoria, B. C.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICB that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands: Situate on Cracroft
Commencing at a post planted at N.
E. corner, said post being 40 chains
west of the S. B. corner of T. L. 8366;
thence south E0 chains more or less to
T. L. 17275; thence west 120 chains
more or less to T. L. 8365; thence north
60 chains more or less to N. B. corner
of said T. L. 8365; thence east 120
chains more or less to point of commencement.
Dated October 17th,  1907.
District of Rupert.
TAKE NOTICE that Horace Bunnell,
of Vancouver, occupation, Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described   lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
280 chains north of the southeast corner of lease number 222; thence east
one hundred and sixty (160) chains;
thence north forty (40) chains; thence
west one hundred and sixty chains;
thence south forty (40) chains to place
of  commencement.
Staked October  28th,  1907.
Buy Only Useful Presents
And Buy Them at This Big Store—The Holiday Shop.
Useful Presents. Don't buy any other kind I Don't the useful gifts you receive please you much
more than the "other sorts?" Yes I Then, if you send useful gifts, they are going to please just enough
more than the other kinds as to make yours be remembered kindly lone after the "foolish sorts"
have disappeared.
For lovers of comfortable and cosy homes you cannot choose anything that will be more appreciated than some pieces of dainty furniture, some curtains, drapes, rugs or some china, cut glass or
silver—something with which the home-keeper can decorate her home, and something out of which
she can get every-day service. We are prepared for this Christmas with a stock of home furnishings,
especially suitable for gifts, such as has never before been offered Victorians. You'll find here a
bewildering variety of articles, and you'll also find a range of prices to suit the gift limits of any
Come in and make your inspection and your selections now.   There is more pleasure in shopping
now than during the rush of the last few days before the holiday.
Exhibition of
Fine China
_ We are proud of the large and
beautiful stock of fine and practical china we have gathered in
anticipation of the holiday demand.
_ The collection includes a multitude of choice and dainty pieces.
Every lover of the beautiful and
artistic will view them with delight.
_ Scarcely less interesting to intending purchasers are the prices
we have placed on them.
_\ Look them over, ask the prices.
We have an interesting little booklet
on Christmas Gifts and Gift buying.
It's yours for the asking.   Get one.
The Blanket Stock has been
augmented of late by some
shipments of imported Blankets
that are excellent values all.
We buy these direct from the
largest and best makers, and
we are in a position to offer you
the best sort of Blanket values.
Remember these are WOOL
Blankets, not the "combination"
sometimes sold for wool. Come
in and compare the offerings
and use your own good judgment. Good, big, liberal sizes.
Sleep inducers you'll enjoy.
These blankets are made of
long woll, woven differently
from most blankets. There is
no fluff, at least very little.
These blankets have more life
than any other kinds, and will
stand you many times the wear
of other kinds.
8-pound, at, per pair $8.00
8^4-pound, at, per pair — $8.50
6-pound, at, per pair $5.75
7-pound, at, per pair $6.75
8-pound, at, per pair $7.50
A special weave, soft fine wool
Blanket. A brand you cannot
beat, per pair   $ia.oo
7-pound, at, per pair $5.50
8-pound, at, per pair $6.25
A handsome Burmese Cabinet
has been received, placed in our
showrooms by a party with
whom, perhaps, the money
stringency has not dealt very
kindly. Anyway, he needs some
money, and he is going to sacrifice a piece of furniture upon
which some follower of Buddha has expended many an hour
of tedious but interesting labor.
This Cabinet is a genuine
hand-carved piece of furniture,
and represents much labor—
work requiring great care and
skill. Four hundred dollars was
refused for this in London some
time ago, when the owner's
financial circumstances were in
better shape.
TO $125.
Attractive specimens with
which you'll be delighted are
these new pieces in "Royal
Bayreuth." The decorations are
some of the prettiest we have
seen this season, and you'll
agree that at the prices marked
these are the best values going
in finely decorated China. We
should like you to see this line.
Plates, at, each  50c
Cups and Saucers   75c
Teapot,  Cream  and  Sugar
Set $2.00
Mustard Pots, at, each  50c
Vases, at each, 75c and ....50c
Hair Receivers, at, each 75c
Jewel Boxes  50c
Jewel Boxes, heart shaped... 50c
Want to spend a dollar for a
Gift for a lover of books Then
buy one of these little Book
Racks with it. They are made
of oak in Mission design, finished Early English. Ends
fold flat—you can send it
through   the   mails.
We offer a very useful gift for
young mothers, or any of the
women folk, in these Work or
Baby Baskets, We have two
especially nice styles, which we
price here. These come in
reed, and while being light are
exceptionally strong. The frame
is especially constructed with
a view to solidity. The designs
are very attractive,
Work Basket—In reed, ovai top.
Has shelf underneath and a
large commodious basket.
Price, each   $6.50
Work Basket—In reed, flat top.
Large basket with two shelves
underneath. Very pretty style.
Price, each  $7.00
Gift Things
Which Cost
_ A well chosen china and glassware stock like ours abounds in
beautiful, useful and decorative
bits within the reach of the
smallest purse.
IJ This season it would seem
that such things were grander
than ever—it is almost inconceivable that such handsome
pieces can be produced for the
prices obtaining.
_ II you have only a modest sum to expend,
you will be delighted with what we can show
_ No '.rouble lo do il, we assure you.
Ask for a copy of our new Christmas
Booklet, "The Pilot."   It'll help you
solve the Gift Question.
The Rugby football match at Oak
Bay on Saturday between the Victoria and James Bay teams produced a better sample of the grand old
game than has been witnessed in this
city for some time. The players on
both teams are improving rapidly and
there will be plenty of available material for any games that may be arranged with Vancouver, Nanaimo or
the California Universities. The result of the game was a win for the
Victoria team, but they had to work
to the limit to accomplish the trick.
The line-up of the Victoria team was
much stronger than it has been this
season, in fact the three-quarter and
half-back division can hardly be improved on. Tlieir weakness lay in
the full back, who was practically
useless. The forwards worked hard,
but did not do as effective work as
the Bays.
The strong division of the Bays was
their forward line. This was worked
to good advantage. Their packing of
the scrum was tetter than has been
the case for many years and the Victoria forwards can well follow the
example of their opponents. Their
scrum was always the first formed
and always the first broken when the
ball was out. Every man knew his
place in the scrum and he was always there. Much valuable ground
can be gained by a quick formation
of the scrum and the Bays were not
slow in taking advantage of their opportunities. Their halves did not
compare with those of the Victoria
team nor did their three quarters,
but the full back was a decided im
provement over that of the Victoria
The game was replete with many
sensational runs, both sides having
their share. In all cases the scores
were made from good runs, the players using great judgment in gaining
ground. The Victoria team scored
first after a dash of twenty-five yards
and the Bays tallied with a run of
over thirty yards. The other scores
of the Victoria team were made after longer runs than either of these.
The game on Saturday showed plainly that there is in Victoria material
available to form a first class combination and if the best players of
the two clubs are chosen there will
be very little doubt as to where the
McKechnie cup will rest. It was a
pleasure to watch the play of the
three-quarter line of the Victoria
club. Meredith, Harvey, Gillespie and
Rithet make a dangerous combination, and they are in the game all the
time. With Newcombe and Brae at
half back Victoria has the two best
halves in British Columbia. With the
addition of Ken. Gillespie at full back,
for he is the only player who has so
far shown himself to be entitled to
the position, Victoria could put a
back division on the field which would
hold its own with the best. In the
forwards, several changes will have
to be made, which would benefit thc
team. Sweeney, Miller, Nason and
Sedger of the Bays are entitled to
places, but unless the Victoria representatives train as faithfully as the
Bays they cannot expect to hold
their positions. With a team of this
calibre playing against the All-Star
Vancouver team there would certainly be something doing, and it is
hoped that one or more games can
be arranged before the close of the
The boys from the University
School are ill a class by themselves
in comparison with the Queen's College of Vancouver, when it comes to
playing Rugby. The game on Saturday was very one-sided, the visitors
being outclassed. The University boys
play a remarkable game and great
credit is due Mr. Barnacle for the
attention he has given his pupils in
the line old game. They showed on
Saturday that they know the game
from start to finish and play with a
zest that would do credit to a team
of much greater experience.
Three games in the soccer competition were played 011 Saturday and
still the Bays maintain their place
at the head of the list, although they
cannot now claim to have won every
game. The result of the match between the Bays and Y.M.C.A. was a
draw, neither team scoring. It was
very poor management on the part of
the executive when it arranged this
game for Beacon Hill in opposition
to the Rugby match at Oak Bay. It
was well known that this match
would be one of the best of the scries
and it should have been a star attraction in enclosed grounds. The
Y.M.C.A. had the strongest team that
has represented that institution this
season, included among the players
being Struthers who last year played
full back for the All-Vancouver team
against the Islanders. In this connection, however, it has to be mentioned that this player took part in
a match in Vancouver thc Saturday
previous and it is impossible for a
player to belong to two clubs at the
same time. The Y.M.C.A. took big
chances in playing him, for if they
had won the Bays would have had a
good reason to enter a protest. The
Bays on the other hand were weaker
than they have been since starting.
With Dakers and Sedger of the forward line, their scoring machine was
badly disarranged and with the team
they had they were fortunate iu making a draw. The game was very
clean, very little foul work being
indulged in, but every player on the
field did his best to make a win.
This reverse is hardly expected to
have any effect on the league standing, unless the Egeria players happen
to down the leaders, and from their
showing it  is  hardly likely.
While the Bays and Y.M.C.A. wen'
trying conclusions at Beacon Hill the
Egeria players were adding two
points to their score by defeating the
Fifth Regiment at Oak Bay. The
sailor lads showed that they are true
sports, when they journeyed from
Cowichan for the express purpose
of playing the game and for a time
it appeared as if there would be no
game. The Regiment players were
rather late in arriving and the sailors
were commencing to think that they
had been fooled. With the unsettled
slate of the weather an effort should
be made to let the sailors know by
wire if their game will be played
before they leave the ship, as it
would be hardly fair to make them
travel to Victoria and then postpone
the game. Thc Shearwater team
downed the Esquimalt players at
Work Point on Saturday after a very
spirited game. The navy lads were
the superior players, however, and
deserved   their  victory.
exciting match is expected—this game
will start at 2 o'clock.
Immediately after the ladies' game
the Seattle club will try conclusions
with Victoria. This will be the first
international hockey match played in
li. C. Tt is said the Seattle club is
very strong and anticipate giving the
local players a hard tussle. The
players who will take part in the
ladies'  match  will bc as  follows:
Victoria—Goal, Miss J. Vincent;
backs, Misses M. Lowe and K. Dalby: half-backs, Misses O. Vincent, J.
Wollaston, E. Crook; forwards, S.
Miscocks, B. Raymond, E. Tubbe, E.
Nicholles, N. Hall.
Nanaimo—Goal, Miss C. Bates;
backs, Misses M. Webb, E. Teagu;
half-backs, Misses N. Aikenhead, L.
Priestly, C. Shyhard; forwards, Misses
D. Gibson, S. Woodman, E. Dobson,
E. Lewis and A. Webb.
hi the evening the local club will
entertain their vistors in the A. 0.
U. W. hall. The committee in charge
have been actively engaged for some
time and arrangements have been
made for the most enjoyable dance
ever held under the auspices of the
Victoria club. Miss Thain's orchestra has been engaged and the hall
prettily decorated. The colours of
the visiting clubs predominate and
make a very pretty effect.
A large number of tickets have been
sold and those who have not secured
one may obtain them from any member of the club.
This afternoon will witness the inauguration of the hockey season in
this city, when two games will be
played at Oak Bay. The first game
will bc contested by the ladies of the
Victoria and  Nanaimo clubs and an
We have yet to hear of one of the
school Rugby games being played.
Thc schedule was arranged some
weeks ago, but as yet none of the
matches have been pulled off. It is
up to the boys to get busy, or they
will not be started until the season
is over. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1907.
At The Street
Since my last letter, matters have
moved rather rapidly in connection
with the Mayor's Rose-Garden. Now,
that the Provincial Government has
decided to take a hand in even the
Czar of the Municipal Council has
had to back down a little, but not
very much, nor with a very good
grace. After trying to bluff the public and the Government into the belief
that no dangerous garbage was being
dumped on James Bay Flats numerous complaints have come in to show
that the only result so far has been
to bring about a change of venue. The
residents of Humboldt Street, Victoria Crescent and the neighbourhood
have been temporarily relieved of 50
per cent, of their sufferings, but the
Rose-Garden has been transferred to
Dallas Road, and the large number
of people who have recently bought
lots in that locality and several who
have built new houses, are enjoying
what Humboldt Street has lost.
The Mayor has tried to create the
impression that the really dangerous
garbage is being taken out to sea on
the scow, but having made careful
enquiries I am able to say that not
10 per cent, of the very filthiest refuse is being so dealt with. In fact,
the Mayor gave away the whole
thing when he said that any garbage
of this class dumped on the James
Bay Flats was only taken there to
be burnt up. The Mayor must have
a fine discrimination in smells if he is
able to distinguish between the
stench of garbage before and while
it is being burned. There may be a
difference, but as far as I know there
is only one animal which is able to
appreciate both.
Seriously, unless the Mayor and
Council cease playing with this subject, and get down to business,
measures will have to be devised for
ensuring the observance of the City
By-laws through some other channel.
Now that the Provincial Government
has taken the matter up, it is to be
hoped that they will not allow themselves to be bluffed any longer, but
will insist upon the abatement of the
nuisance, and will see that it is not
merely removed from one part of the
city to another, to the depreciation
of property and the serious inconvenience, if not injury of citizens.
From time to time complaints are
made of the Theatrical Companies
which come to Victoria. Some of
these complaints are well founded.
Others result from ignorance, and
others again, from lack of fair consideration of existing circumstances.
A play is like a newspaper—it demands a constituency. Tt would be impossible to have a Toronto Globe,
or a Montreal Star in a city of 30,000
inhabitants. The population could
never yield sufficient in subscriptions
and advertisements to pay the cost
of production. In plays, as in everything else, tlie coat has to be cut
according to the cloth, and this is too
often forgotten by dramatic critics.
Take a recent instance: On Monday
last Madame Calve sang in Vancouver. A few Victoria people went
over to hear her. Many more complain that Manager Ricketts did not
bring her to Victoria. In thc first
place, he could not have done so under any circumstances, because
Madame is a Sybarite of the first
rank, who travels in her luxurious
private car, with chef, lady's maid, and
pianist. She lives like an epicure,
and js so afraid of the water that wild
horses will hardly drag her to a boat.
Apart from that, however, Ma-
danie's fee on the present tour is
$3,000 for each performance, which
means that every seat in the Victoria
Theatre, except the gallery, would
have to be occupied at $3.00 a head
in order to pay her fee alone. At
least another $1,000 would be required
for necessary expenses, and if the
theatre was allowed the modest profit of such an engagement, with all
its risks of $1.00 per head, it brings
the total cost of the tickets up to
$5.00. Does anyone suppose that
1,000 tickets could have been sold
at $5.00 each? If not, how many?
In my opinion, not more than 200 at
the very outside. Before Victoria
can afford the luxury of a prima
donna, in the full tide of her popularity, it will have to grow, both
numerically and in liberality.
I join with the critics in saying
that we could well spare a few of
the cheap American companies which
come here, but it must be remembered
that to get any companies at all,
Victoria must be in the circuit, and
this means taking the round of plays
which travel that circuit. Occasionally, a poor one is deliberately cut
out by the Manager in the interests
of the fastidious taste of Victorians,
a concession which is appreciated by
all who are aware of the fact.
I want to say a word for the Vaudeville Houses—both the New Grand
and Pantages give splendid shows.
They insist on getting the best companies on the circuit, and in spite of
the fact that Seattle has ten times as
many people it does not get a bit
better vaudeville. Furthermore, in deference to the higher public tone of
critic, if there are any risque features
in the turns they are cut out.
I hear that Mrs. Norton's next subscription dance will be her last, as
she is to be married early in the
New Y8ar. I also hear that a small
committee of married ladies, young
matrons, is being formed to handle
the subscription dances in future. I
think this is a wise move. While
Mrs. Norton has furnished opportunities for enjoyment to scores of young
people, there have been weaknesses
in the arrangements only too apparent to all. In future, these dances,
which ^re patronized by the best
people in Victoria should be emancipated for any feature of money-
making, and that will remove the
necessity for throwing open the door
to every 'arriet and 'arry willing to
In the matter of an application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to
Lot 5 of Lot 7 of Section 10, (Map
280), Esquimalt District, Victoria
Notice is hereby given that it is my
Intention at the expiration of one month
from the first publication hereof to issue
a Duplicate of the Certificate of Title
to said lot, issued to George A. Cold-
well on the 6th day of June, 1899, and
numbered 6296C.
Land Registry Ofllce, Victoria, B.C.,
the 21st day of November, 1907.
Nov. 23 Registrar-General.
pay 75C
Bridge, North Arm, Fraser River.
Superstructure of Swing Span.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for Superstructure Metal for
Swing Bridge, North Arm, Fraser
River," will be received by the Hon.
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works, Victoria, B.C., up to and Including Tuesday, the 31st of December,
1907, for manufacturing and delivering,
f. 0. b., scow at Vancouver or New
Westminster, all the metal work required for the superstructure of a steel
swing span.
Drawings, specifications, condition of
contract and tender may be seen by
intending tenderers on and after Tuesday, the 26th of November, 1907, at
the oflice of the Public Works Engineer,
Lands and Works Department, and at
the office of the Provincial Timber In
spector, Court House, Vancouver, B.C.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the order of the
Honourable the Chief Commissioner in
the sum of two hundred and fifty ($250)
dollars, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline or neglect to
enter Into contract when called upon
to do so. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of successful tenderers will
be returned to them upon the execution
of the contract.
The successful tenderer will be
called upon to furnish a bond, himself
and two securities, satisfactory to thc
Honourable the Chief Commissioner, ln
the sum of $1,000 each, or to furnish a
bond of a Guarantee Company satisfactory to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner in the sum of $3,000 for
the due fulfilment of the work contracted for.
Upon the execution of the contract
and a satisfactory bond being supplied,
signed with the actual signatures of the
tenderers and enclosed in the envelopes
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Nov. 30 Public Works Engineer.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. '—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Mt. Pleasant, Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber license over the following described lands:
S.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
standing on the west bank of Mill
Creek, Howe Sound, ln a northerly direction, about 20 chains from the mouth
of Mill Creek and in the angle of Lot
1337; thence north 120 chains; thence
east 53 chains; thence south 120 chains;
thence west 53 chains.
Located Oct. 22nd, 1907.
Nov. 16 A. G. McCLARTY.
District of Coast, Range 3.
TAKE NOTICE that Wm. H. Flett and
Albert B. Moses, of Seattle, Wash., Timber Dealers, intend to apply for a special
licence over the following described
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
on the north shore of Hunter Island, on
Lama passage at the mouth of Fanny
Creek, at a post planted in the northwest corner and marked "Lake's N.W.
Cor.," running 80 chains south, 80 chains
north and 80 chains west to place of
beginning, and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
on the east shore of Hunter Island on
Fitzhugh Sound, in an unnamed bay
about 2 1-2 miles south of Pointer Island
Lighthouse, marked "Lake's S.E. Cor.,"
running 40 chains west, 80 chains north,
40 chains west, 40 chains north, 80
chains east more or less to shore, thence
120 chains south along shore to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less,
No. 8—Commencing at a post planted
on the east shore of Hunter Island on
Fitzhugh Sound, in an unnamed bay
about 2,1-2 miles south of Pointer
Island Lighthouse, marked "Lake's N.E.
Cor.," and running 80 chains west, 80
chains south, 80 chains east, 80 chains
north to place of commencement, containing 640 aeres more or less.
Located October 16, 1907.
Nov. 23 Per Harry A. Lake, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Mc-
Eachran, lumberman, of Victoria, B.C.,
lntende to apply for a special timber
license over the following described
No. 1—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner of section 5,
township 25, situated in the vicinity
of the West Arm of Quatsino Sound,
about one mile distant In a northerly
direction from the northeast corner of
timber lease 196; thence east 80 chains,
south 80 chains, west 80 chains, north
80 chains to post of commencement.
No. 2—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of section 8,
township 25, about one mile distant in
a northerly direction from northeast corner of timber lease 196; thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains, west 80
chains, south 80 chains to post of commencement.
No. 3—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner of section 4,
township 25, about one mile distant In
an easterly direction from claim No.
2; thence east 80 chains, south 80 chains,
west 80 chains, north 80 chains to post
of commencement.
No. 4—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of section 9,
township 25, about one mile distant in
aneasterly direction from claim No. 2;
thence east 80 chains, north 80 chains,
west 80 chains, south 80 chains to post
of commencement.
No, 5.—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of section 16,
township 25, about one mile In a northerly direction from claim No. 4; thence
east 80 chains, north 80 chains, west
80 chains, south 80 chains to post of
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
at the southeast corner of section 17,
township 25, about one mlle in a northerly direction from claim No. 4; thence
north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south
80 chains, east 80 chains to post of
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at the southeast corner of section 18,
township 25, about one mlle westerly
from claim No. 6; thence north 80
chains; west 80 chains, south 80 chains,
east 80 chains to post of commencement.
No. S—Commencing at a post planted
at the southeast corner of section 13,
township 32, about one mile westerly
from claim No. 7; thence north 80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains;
east 80 chains to post of commencement.
No. 9—Commencing at a post planted
at the southeast corner of section 14,
township 32. about one mile westerly
from claim No. 8; thence north 80
chains, west SO chains, south SO chains,
east 80 chains to post of commencement.
No. 10—Commonclng at n post planted
at the southeast corner of section 15,
township 32, ahout one milo westerly
from claim No. 9; thence north 80
chains, west SO chains, south 80 chains,
cast 80 chains to post, of commencement.
No. 11—Commencing at a post planted at the southeast corner of section
22. township 32, about one mile northerly frnm elalm No. 10; thence north
SO chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains, east 80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated  October  22nd,  1907.
Nov. 23        Per Geo. H. Jackson, Agent.
District of Coast. Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands: Situate on Cracroft
Commencing at a post planted at the
N. E. corner, being at tie N. W. corner
of T. L. 17275; thence west 80 chains
to T. It. 8365; thence south 20 chains
more or less to S. E. corner of said
T. L. 8365; thence east 20 chains more
or less to N. E. corner of T. L. 11865;
thence south 40 chains more or less to
S. E. corner of said T. L. 11865; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 20 chatns;
thence east 80 chains more or less to
T. L. 17276; thence north 20 chains
more or less to N. W. corner of said
T. L. 17276; thence east 20 chains more
or less to S. W. corner of T. L. 17275;
thence north 80 chains to point of
Dated October 17th, 1907.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
drive-ways in front and rear of the
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, ARE
may be used only by those who have
business with the Departments or are
desirous of entering and viewing the
Automobiles, tally-hos or other vehicles carrying slght-seers may pass
along the drive-way ln front of the
building, but at a speed not exceeding
four mlles an hour. Through traffic
of any kind or description along the
drive-way In the rear of the building ls
strictly prohibited.
By order of the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Vietoria, B.C., lst August, 1907.
Aug 10	
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
licence over the following described
lands:    Situate on Gilford Island:
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. E. corner, being at the S. W. corner
of T. L. 12626, thence north 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence north to
shore at the S. W. corner of Indian
Reserve; thence following shore line in
a westerly, southerly and easterly direction  to  point of eommeneement.
Dated October 16th, 1907.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands: Situate on Hanson
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. W. corner, being at the N. W. eorner
of T. L. 8,861; thence east 160 chains;
thence north 20 chains more or less to
shore of Black Fish Sound; thence following the shore line in a westerly and
southerly direction to point of commencement.
Dated October 9th,  1907.
TAKE NOTICE that R. White, of Victoria, occupation Clerk, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at
south end of Village Island, near Sec.
S3, Tp. 28, Rupert District; thence northwesterly about 20 chains and thence
easterly and southerly around said
Island to point of commencement,. containing about 40 acres.
Dated Sept. 20th, 1907.
Bridge, North Arm, Fraser River.
ALTERNATIVE sealed tenders, superscribed "Tender for Piles, Bridge,
North Arm, Fraser River," will be received by the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works,
Victoria, B. C, up to and including
Tuesday, the 31st of December, 1907,
for furnishing and delivering at the
bridge site on the North Arm of the
Fraser River, on the line of the Cemetery Road, fir and cedar piles.
About six hundred (600) will be required, varying in length from twenty
(20) to forty-five (45) feet. They must
be straight, sound, and not less than
ten (10 inches at the small end. No
butts  will be accepted.
Further printed particulars can be obtained on application to the undersigned.
Tenderers must state the price per
lineal foot for piles delivered.
The successful tenderer will be furnished with a list giving the number
of piles required and the length of each.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the order of the
Honourable the Chief Commissioner, in
the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250), which shall be forfeited
if the party tendering decline or neglect
to enter into contract when called upon
to do so, or fail to complete the work
contracted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful ten-
tenderers will be returned to them upon  the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the form supplied, signed
with the actual signatures of the tenderers, and enclosed ln the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Nov. 30 Public Works Engineer.
your  SKEENA  DISTRICT  timber
and land notices in
Printed   and   published   at   Port
Simpson, B.C.
Vancouver office, 536 Hastings St.
P. F. Godenrath & Co., owners.
Timber Maps
of All Districts
Suite 2021 Crowe and Wilson
District of Stuart River.
TAKE NOTICE that J. C. Carruthers,
of Nelson, B.C., occupation Traveller, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
East bank of Stuart River, and about
one and a half miles distant ln a northwesterly direction from the Southwest
corner of the Indian Reserve on Stuart
River; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains to point of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Oct. 12 Geo. Agu, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that J. H. Allan, of
Victoria, occupation Trader, Intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at
south end of small Islet in Forward
Inlet, Quatsino Sound; north of Lot 311;
thence northerly about 30 chains and
thence southerly around Islet to point
of commencement, containing about 40
Dated Sept. 19th, 1907.
Oct. 12 J. H. ALLAN.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Ralph Gibson,
of Victoria; B. C, occupation Chalnman,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
northeast corner of Rosabella Good-
wyn's purchase; thence east 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains to place
of commencement and containing 640
Date July 19th, 1907.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands: Situate on Hanson
Commencing at a post planted at the
N. W. eorner, being at the N.E. corner
of T. L. 12,667; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of comirencement.
Dated October 9th,  1907.
District of Coast, Range 1,
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Situate on Quatse Bay, Coast
Commencing at a post planted on the
north shore of Quatse Bay at the S. W.
corner of old T. L. 7712; thence north
30 chains; thence east 60 chains; thence
south 20 chains more or less to shore
of Quatse Bay; thence westerly following shore of Quatse Bay to point of
commencement, containing 60 acres,
more or less.
Dated October 2nd, 1907.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that John Manson, of
Cortez Island, occupation Farmer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Situate on Mist Island, Fort Harvey
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. W. corner of Mist Island; thence following the shore line of said Mist Island
ln a northerly, easterly, southerly and
westerly direction to point of commencement, being all of Mist Island,
and containing 40 acres more or less.
Dated October  9th,  1907.
Nov. 9 By Michael Crane, Agent.
District of Coast, Range 6.
TAKE NOTICE that Edgar McMicking, of Victoria, B.C., occupation, Physician, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles distant and in a westerly direction from the Stuart River and
about three miles south of Stuart Lake,
marked E. M.'s S. E. Corner; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement and
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated  Sth  November,   1907.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, occupation, Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. W. corner, being on the shore of
Thompson Sound, 40 chains south of
S. E. corner of T. L. 9300; thence north
40 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 40 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 20 chains more or less to
shore; thence in a westerly direction,
following shore line, to point of commencement.
Date October  18th, 1907.
* Social and        *
__ Personal. __
^Mi__l____i____ii__M__OI__S iaA-MAftMA^BAMInS
'V 'J.' 'J' 1" VP 'V '*' '*' 'I' '*' '*' '*' ~
Miss Alice Baynes-Reed is staying
with friends in Vancouver.
* *   %
Mrs. Courtney is spending a fortnight in Seattle.
* *   *
Mr. James Gaudin is away on a
shooting  expedition.
* *   *
Mr. Holt has left on a three weeks'
business  trip to Penticton.
, *   *   *
Mrs. Holmes of Duncans, is registered at the Balmoral.
* *   *
Mr. Lendram, well known in Victoria, is renewing old acquaintances
* *   *
Mrs. J. Sclater of Pemberton Road,
leaves shortly for Southern California
with her little daughter.
* *   *
Mrs. R. B. Halhed of Chemainus
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Worsfold at her home on Terrace Ave.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Burroughs have returned from England where they have
been for about eighteen months.
* *   *
Mr. and Miss Mara have once more
started  on  their  travels.   This  time
they intend visiting England and the
.    .    .
The last of Mrs. B. Norton's subi
scription dances comes off on Friday,
13th, at the A.O.U.W. Hall.
* *   *
Miss Alice Pooley gave a handkerchief  shower for Miss  Nellie Todd
this   afternoon  at  her  father's  resi-
Idence on Lampson St.
* *   *
Miss   Barbara   Blakemore   left  for
(Vancouver on Sunday night to hear
I Calve and to pay a short visit to Mr.
and  Mrs. Shirley  Blakemore of that
I city.
* *   *
The second meeting of the Five
I Hundred Club took place on Tues-
[day afternoon at the pretty residence
jof Mrs. Spratt, Carberry Gardens.
Among the members present were:
IMrs. Robin Dunsmuir, Mrs. Mat-
Ithews, Mrs. Matson, Mrs. T. S. Gore,
IMrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. W. S.
I Gore, Mrs. Tye, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs.
iGibb, Mrs. Crosse, Mrs. Courtney,
[Mrs. C. Roberts, Mrs. Sclater. Mrs.
J Spratt was assisted by Mrs. Stewart
(Robertson. The tea table was daint-
lily arranged with pale green tuille and
[white chrysanthemums.
On Friday afternoon, Miss Adelaide
iKing was a delightful hostess at a
Ismail tea given in honour of her
Ifriend, Miss M. Martin, who expects
ito leave for home next Monday. Sev-
jeral of the guests contributed to thu
■enjoyment of the afternoon with vocal
land piano selections. Among those
■present were Miss Amy Angus, Miss
ITilton, Miss Blackwood, Miss Browne
lMiss Loenholm, Miss Heyland, Miss
■Wight, Miss Hanington, Miss Hilda
■Page, Miss Dolly Page, Miss New-
Icombe, Mrs. J. Harvey, Miss W.
Ijohnston, Miss Bullen and Miss Wi-
Riiona Troupe.
* *   *
Mrs. Gordon Hunter gave a smart
'tea on Friday of last week at her
gresidence in Vancouver, 725 Brough-
Iton street. She wore a beautiful
Igown of Copenhagen blue panne vel-
Ivet, with touches of real lace. She
Iwas assisted by her mother, Mrs.
Ijohnston, in black silk with lace, and
lMiss Katie Gaudin in creame crepe
Ide chine and picture hat. The guests
Iwere: Miss Gertrude Weart, Mrs.
■Weart, Mrs. C. Gordon, Lady Tupper,
IMrs. Clements, Mrs. Martin, Mrs.
iBowser, Mrs. Cane, Mrs. J. A. Rus-
Isell, Mrs. D. G. MacDonnell, Mrs.
fHenshaw, Miss Doris Henshaw, Mrs.
ISenkler, Mrs. Clehlan, Miss F. Tup-
Iper, Mrs. Burpee, Mrs. Beckal, Mrs.
lMcNeil, Mrs. A. Smith, Mrs. W.
iBoultbee, Miss E. Carle, Mrs. W. E.
[Green, Mrs. Merritt, Mrs. T. G. Mc-
IPhillips  and others.
* *   #
On Tuesday evening Miss Martin
Igave an At Home at the Alexandra
■Club for the senior members of the
jcaste of "The House that Jack Built,"
■that was so successfully played at the
(Victoria Theatre on Friday and Sat-
lurday of last week. Miss Martin was
[assisted in entertaining her guests
Iby Mrs. Tilton. A very merry evening was spent with laughter, music
find acting. In the latter the boys and
ofirls reversed their parts, going
through the greater part of their play
■of last week, causing great amuse-
Iment. Among the party were Mrs.
Il-Iarvcy, ancl the Misses Angus, Heyland, King, E. Browne, Eaton, V.
iMason, M. Little, P. Mason, M. Rick-
laby, W. Troupe, G. Switzer, Wight,
|W. Johnston, Loenholm, Page. V.
■Bolton, Newling, S. Blackwood, Bone,
Bullen, C. Helmcken, R. Fell, B. Mor-
llcy,   A.   McQuade   and   the   Messrs.
Walter and Willie Barton, J. Mason,
B. Prior, Buss, Jephson, F. Rome,
Stillwell, Fraser, McCurdy, B. Wil-
mot, Holmes, Drake and Major Hibben.
*   *   *
Miss Sclater gave a jolly motor
party for some of her friends on
Wednesday afternoon, starting from
town they drove out to Goldstream,
where a delicious tea was partaken
of. The party consisted of Mrs.
Sclater, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Stuart
Robertson, Mrs. Cecil Roberts, Mrs.
M. J. Henry, the Vancouver florist,
is working up a remarkable trade "beyond the seas." This past week he
sent to China nearly $1,000 worth of
trees, on the order of a German
merchant resident in the Flowery
Kingdom. Mr. Henry is now exporting to all parts of the world, including Australia, New Zealand, India and
Japan, and his rose trees, besides
shrubs, flowers, etc., are in large demand. The extension of his business
has been so great that he is now
forced to issue two catalogues annually, which are sent free on application.
TAKE NOTICB that The Hidden
Creek Mining Co., or Vancouver, occupation,  , intends to apply for permission to lease the following described
land, about 3 acres:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south east corner post of Lot 479; thence
north one chain; thence southwesterly
parellel to high water mark, about 30
chains to west boundary of Lot 479;
thence south about one chain forty links
to high water mark and thenee along
high water mark to point of commencement.
Dated Nov. 25th, 1907.
Dec. 21 Per J. Henick MacGregor.
District of Coast, Range 2.
TAKE NOTICE that George Young
and Arthur Bell of Victoria, B. C, Timber Dealers, intend to apply for the
rite to lease the following described
foreshore lands, commencing at a post
planted at the northeast corner about
one hundred feet west from the mouth
of a small creek on the north shore
of Owekano River or about 260 yards
east of the small Island at its mouth;
thence westerly for 25 chains along high
water; thence north 4 chains to the
post of the B. C. C. Co. (October 28),
thence west 30 chains', tbence south 20
chains; thence east 30 cmalns; thence
north 10 chains; thence east 25 chains;
thence north 10 chains to point of commencement, containing 75 acres, more
or less.
November  18,   1907.
George Young, Agent,
TAKE NOTICE that George Young
and Arthur Bell of Victoria, B.C., Timber Dealers, intend to apply for the
rite, to lease the following described
foreshore lands ln Rivers Inlet, commencing at a post planted on the east
bank of a small creek at the lieaf of
Rivers Inlet on the south shore, being
the southeast corner post; thence southwesterly along high water mark for 30
chains; thence north 10 chains; thence
north easterly 30 chains; thence south
10 ehains to point of commencement;
containing thirty acres more or less.
Staked Nov. 18, 1907.    ,
George Young, Agent,
or part of the Company's property, real
or personal, movable or immovable.
4. To sell, improve, lease, divide,
mortgage, charge or dispose of or otherwise deal with all or any part of the
property of the Company, whether real
or personal:
5. To take and accept mortgages,
charges and Hens on real or personal
property, or any other security whatever, and bearing Interest or otherwise,
as the Company may see lit, from purchasers or debtors of the Company, and
to sell, assign or otherwise dispose of
all or any of such securities, and to
borrow money, draw, make, accept, endorse and execute any bills of exchange,
promissory notes, bonds, debentures,
guarantees and evidences of Indebtedness of all kinds or other negotiable
securities, and to secure the same by
mortgages or otherwise upon the property or assets of the Company, and
generally to use its credit in any other
way for the purpose of facilitating the
conduct of any business which the Company ls authorised to perform:
6. To amalgamate with any other
company having objects similar to thoso
of the Company, or to sell or otherwise
dispose of the undertaking, or any part
thereof, for such consideration as the
Company shall see (It, and in particular for the bonds, shares, debentures,
stock or securities of any other company having objects similar to those of
the Company:
7. To apply the bonds, debentures,
funds and capital stock of the Company,
and to issue fully paid-up shares of
the Company in payment or part payment of the purchase price of any property, real or personal, acquired by the
Company, or of the goodwill, rights and
franchises in the same or in payment for
services rendered and work performed
for the Company, and in the purchase of
the bonds, stocks, property or assets of
any other company or companies having
objects similar to those of the Company,
and carrying on business in the Dominion of Canada or elsewhere:
8. To advance money to purchasers
or lessees of the Company's lands for
building purposes or for improvements,
and to take mortgages, hypothecs, liens
and charges to secure payment of the
purchase money of any property sold
by the Company, or of any money due
to the Company from purchasers for
building purposes or other improvements, and to sell or otherwise dispose
of said mortgages, hypothecs, liens and
charges, and temporarily, and pending
the obtaining of investments therefor
in the manner hereinbefore provided for,
to invest the surplus funds of the Company ln such approved securities as
trustees are usually authorised to Invest funds which are entrusted to them.
Presents America's Foremost
In Harold MacGrath's Story
PRICES—soc, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
In the Big Musical Comedy
The Rollicking
Big  Caste,   including   Dashing   Lila
PRICES:—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
I trayellersmhhdeI
TAKE NOTICE that George Young
and Arthur Bell, of Victoria, B.C., Timber Dealers, intend to apply for the
rite to purchase the following described
lands in Kildalla Bay, Rivers Inlet; commencing at this post planted on the east
side of the Bay about one-third of a
mlle from the point at the mouth of the
Bay, being the southwest corner post;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains', thence west 90 chains to beach;
thence south along beach to point of
commencement; containing 40 acres,
more or less.
Staked Nov. 25, 1907.
Dec. 14 George Young, Agent.
"Companies Act, 1897."
canadaP"" )
Province of British Columbia. )
No.  414.
British and Canadian Land Company,
Limited," is authorised and licensed to
carry on business within tbe Province
of British Columbia, and to carry out
or effect all or any of the objects of
the Company to which the legislative
authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company Is
situate at the City of Toronto, In the
Province  of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the
Company Is live hundred thousand dollars, divided Into five thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company In
this Province Is situate at Victoria, and
Charles W. Wilson, gentleman, whose
address Is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 21st day of November,
one  thousand  nine hundred  and  seven.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has  been  established  and  licensed  are:
1. To deal In lands and real and
personal property, as principals as well
as agents or factors for others, In the
Dominion of Canada and elsewhere, and
to acquire the same upon such terms as
may be agreed upon, and to pay therefor
in cash or ln paid-up non-assessable
shares in the capital stock of the Company;
2„To acquire, own, lease, sell and dispose of shares, debentures and securities in any other companies engaged in
the same business which this Company
is authorised to carry on, and to purchase the assets of such other companies or of any persons doing a similar
business, and to pay for the same,
wholly or In part in cash, non-assessnble
shares, bonds or securities of the Company;
3. To Issue bonds or debentures In
such amounts,, for such purposes and
bearing such rate of interest as the
majority of shareholders may determine,
and to secure tho same by transfertng
to a  trustee  or  to  trustees   the  whole
TAKE NOTICE that The Hidden Creek
Mining  Co.,   of  Vancouver,   occupation,
*, intends to apply for permission
to  lease  the  following  described  land
about 40 acres:
Commencing at a post planted at the
southeast corner of Lot 479; thence following high water mark south and
west to the southeast corner of Lot 308;
thence east flve chains', thence north
and east following a line parallel to
high water mark about 80 chains to a
point 6 chains south of point of commencement and thence to said point of
Dated Nov. 26th, 1907.
Dec. 21 Per J. Henick MacGregor.
The merrriest, maddest
game ever played by the
human race.   Kings,
Princes, Presidents and
Peoples of all races and all
colors have joined in this
entrancing pastime; now
resurrected for the
benefit (?) of the people of
British Columbia in the
year of Our Lord 1907; and
sold by T. N. Hibben & Co.,
Government Street, Victoria
at the price of
10 cents.
Cheap Prices.   Get our price list.
Johnston's Seed Store
City Market.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Halawell have
returned to Vancouver from their
honeymaan. Mrs. Halawell was Miss
Beatrice May Fortune, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fortune of New
Westminster and Mr. Halawell is the
eldest son of Mrs. M, A. Wars of
The home ol all theatrical and -rauder lie
artists while ln the Capital city, also of
other kindred bohemiana.
WRIQHT & FALCONER, Pr.prl.torj.
The Eva Hotel
Headquarters for mining men and
commercial travellers.
JOHN A. THEW, Proprietor.
Hotel King Edward
Banff's Most Popular $a a Day Hotel.
Close to Station and Sulphur.
N. K. LUXTON, Proprietor.
Deane's Hotel
New. Modern hot water lystem. Slectric
lighted. Tub and shower batha and laundry la
connection.   The miners' home.
«' DANNY " DEANE, Proprietor
Hoffman House
Rates $1.00 per day and up.   Cafe in
GREEN & SMTH. Prop's.
Leading Hotel of th* Kootenaya.
J. FRED HUME,      -       Proprietor.
Silver King Hotel,
Tha home of the Industrial Worker!
of the Kootanayi.
W. E. HcCandlish,     -      Proprietor
Royal Hotel
The Best Family Hotol in tho City.
$1.80 a day.
Mrs. Wm. Roberts,       Proprietress
When You
Want a Drink
Don't forget to visit
The Vernon Bar
P. Jensen, Proprietor.
Travellers  knew "The Vernon"
well, and they will find the bar in
the same place, opposite Victoria
Theatre, Cor. of Douglas and View.
The New Grand
SDLLIVAB 4 COMIDIM,    Pr.prl.lora.
■ •■•■•m.nt -*»f MIT. JANIESOR.
Late of Joe Weber's All-Star Company, in The Laughing Hit
Six People in Cast.
Protean Artist.
Aerial Contortionist.
Vocalist and  Mimic.
Singing and Eccentric  Dancing.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Just Because I Love You."
"Tommy in Society."
"A Southern Romance."
M. Nagel, Director.
Matinees (any part of house)....lOe
Evenings, Balcony  lOo
Lower Floor  lOe
Boxes    tOo
Every Afternoon
3 O'CIock.
Night Performances
8 and 9.15
Headers or our magazine, because It
teaches the best methods of handling
fowls for profit. Ta'le how to get eggs
ln winter, and raise chicks ln summer.
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* Short Story  *
The Madness of'
Mercy Madigan.
Miss Mercy Madigan pushed aside
the art scrim curtains and beat an
impatient tattoo on the window pane.
Across the street the windows of the
apartment house showed dull blurs
of light through the falling snow.
Directly opposite the shade had not
been drawn and a man and woman
were hanging a Christmas tree. She
watched them curiously, as the
woman posed on a chair laughed
back at the man. He went nearer
as if to catch her iri his arms but
the woman laughing, motioned toward
the window. Then the man came
forward and drew down the curtain
and Mercy frowned, with a sudden
shut-out feeling of loneliness.
Snow had been falling all day, but
now was drifting into desultory flakes.
A street light oposite threw long,
yellow gleams clown the white road.
A man with upturned collar went into the apartment opposite, pressed
the bell and a few minutes later
Mercy could see his hadow against
the shade of the third apartment as
he took off the ulster with outflung
arms. Then another figure rushed
within the outstretched arms and for
a second the silhouette was outlined
against the shade as the man bent
his head.
Frowning again, Mercy turned
away, lowered her own shade and
lit the Japanese lamp. Then she
pulled a low table before the fire,
placed a huge box of candy within
convenient reach and settled herself
with a new magazine. On the cover
a girl with a glowing face and an
armful of holly smiled up into the
eyes of Gibsonesque young man beside her. With a disgusted exclamation Mercy threw the magazine
across  the   room.
"It's rot," she murmured impatiently, "but I'm lonesome—fearfully,
achingly lonesome." Suddenly she
arose and leaning close to the glass
above the mantel, regarded herself
with intently critical eyes. Then like
a fractious child she thrust her hand
against the glass before the familiar
countenance in whose eyes discontent
replaced now the usual calm confidence.
"Oh, I'm tired of you—you—you.
After all, despite your solemn complacency, you're just a precious, selfish old thing. You wanted to be
comfortable, successful—wanted to
live alone in your own way, didn't
you? Then why are you sighing
now, like a silly, homesick baby?"
She made a moue at the face that
looked back at her inquiringly.
Then her mood changed. She told
herself impatiently that she was having a lit of the "blue devils." She
should have accepted Nell's invitation
to spend Christmas with her. She
might go yet if she could make that
8.40 train, lint lip, it was too late
for thai. Perhaps there was an early
morning train.    She would telephone.
"No, I'll go down," she decided
aloud, and then began hurrying into
stout shoes and a short walking skirt.
She thrust the magazine she had discarded a moment before aside with
her toe as she passed out and it
Hashed upon her that in her walking
hat with the stiff quill, her jaunty
jacket, even in the way her hair
parted smoothly on her forehead, she
bore a striking likeness to the girl on
the  cover.
A swift tramp of a dozen blocks
over the hard packed snow on the
walks, brought a rising exhilaration,
but like a monotonous rhythm there
.•cheated itself in her T rd, "Alone
on Christmas Eve!" Alone mi Chris'
mas Eve!"
At the Grand Central Station she
found there was no train for Nell's
Connecticut village until late the next
afternoon   and   the   refrain   gained  a
new impetus. She paused irresolutely in the middle of the floor, Watching the rush of suit case, parcel laden
men and women through the big revolving doors.
Idly she remarked a big man coming slowly down the length of the
room with a suit case. He seemed
an incongruous figure in his leisurely
ease in the midst of the bustling
crowd and then with a grim smile,
she remembered that she, too, was
an alien in the merry rush of homecoming and home-going. Mercy
looked at the man again. He was
coming straight toward her and as
his eyes met hers, moved by sudden
daring, her hand went forth, and her
eyes brightened into a welcoming
smile. As the man's eyes responded
and his hand crushed her own strongly with a "Merry Christmas," the
song of loneliness in her heart ceased
for a second.
"How odd to see you here." she
stammered, blushing violently.
"Yes, isn't it?" said the man. "But
not odder than it feels to be here."
There was a second's pause, then
Mercy began hastily, improvising at
"I came to meet a little friend from
boarding-school but I'm afraid she
hasn't arrived. And you—what are
you doing in New York?"
She saw he was nothing loath to
take the cue she was offering and felt
bewilderedly that he was accepting
her as an old friend with a readiness
nothing short of marvellous. For a
second she felt a nervous apprehension at the recklessness that had led
the sedate Mercy Madigan into so
unconventional a position. There was
time to withdraw she felt—should
"That's just what I was wondering
myself a moment since," the man
was saying in answer to her question.
"Out West there, a regular yearning
for old New York crept into my bones
worse than chills and fever, until I
had to throw my tooth brush into a
grip and come on. When I saw you
I was thinking that I was a stranger
in my own country, after all. Then
your smiling face arose like a mirage
on the desert. And how has it been
with you?"
Mercy chuckled at the diplomacy of
his question. But the real dejection
of his bearing when she first had seen
him, the real sincerity in his voice and
the real delight in his eyes now,
touched strongly the answering chord
of her own desolation.
"Oh, I've been successful in my
work—very," she returned demurely.
"I have plenty of good friends and
am airly happy on the whole—but
somehow I've been trying to cheer
an unaccustomed attack of the blues
tonight. It isn't good to be alone
on  Christmas Eve, I'm afraid."
"It's bad," said the man, decidedly.
He hesitated, looked at his watch and
then  at  Mercy.
"It's nearly eleven," he said. "I'm
hungry. Can't we celebrate together
and forget we're lonely over a nice,
quiet,  little  suppe  somewhere?"
"I think we might," decided Mercy
simply. Her eyes danced at the bold
abandon of wickedness that moved
"It's just a horrid, common flirta-
tinii with a man who doubtless has
a wife and seven small children," her
conscience reproached her.
"Don't care if he's a Mormon with
a hundred children," the new spirit of
daring retorted. "It's an adventure
and  I'll see its finish."
"It must he a quiet restaurant," she
laughed aloud, glancing down at her
short skirt.
"How ahout 'The Norman?' It
is still there?" he asked.
"Fine," approved Mercy.
In a corner of tlle quiet old English grill-room, vis-a-vis, they chatted
nver broiled mutton chops, salad and
coffee with the camaraderie of old
friends. .She liked his semi-serious
tone, that promised a depth of earnestness for earnest things; he liked
Ihe nimble intelligence that grasped
his thought and bore it lightly onward. The real problems of life they
left untouched, skimming in the conversational shallows of epigram and
whimsical  badinage.
Now and then she interposed a
wicked reference to some past episode with the Tom he was supposed
to be, or some sly allusion to friends
that Tom was supposed to know,
and inwardly she laughed delightedly over his mental dodging, so skilfully, cleverly done.
Absently at last she consulted the
tiny watch at her waist and gasped.
It was half past twelve and the
Christmas Day was born. She murmured that she must go, yet she
hated to break the charm of the
hour. She liked the bigness of this
man. physically and mentally. She
told herself that here was something more—a compelling magnetism
that she had never met with in a
man before. She shrank from the
thought of never seeing him again.
Yet likewise, with a remnant of sane-
ness, she shrank from the thought of
continuing so mad an escapade. The
man was watching her through half
shut eyes as she crumbled the bread
crumbs on the cloth.
"Little girl," he said abruptly and
Mercy started, dimpling;. How absurd for her, self-reliant, well-poised,
Mercy Madigan, to be called "little
girl."    But the man was continuing.
"It's a day of peace and good will
now, little girl, and I'm going to
stake something on that and own up
—I'm an imposter! If you knew how
good your welcoming smile looked,
if you knew what blue devils of lorie-
someness were driving me melacholy
mad—you might overlook it and forgive my unforgivable impudence.
Can't you?"
. Mercy listened with downcast eyes.
"I'll confess, too," she decided to herself with a sudden impulse toward
honesty. Then as she looked up,
something in his eyes made her waver.
"Confession is good for the soul, but
foolish for the flesh," she reflected
again. "I won't." She assumed a
blank, bewildered expression.
"You're not Tom?" she stammered.
"Then who—but you must be—you
look just like him—and—why—I don't
• "Who am I? Well, that I'll tell
you," he laughed. "But tell me first
you forgive me."
"It was horrid," she said softly.
"Yet I'm glad—almost—you were
horrid that time. For I was. lonely,
too. And since Tom could not be
there—it was kind of Fate to send a
"So—I really am a good 'sub' for
the real Tom," queried the man wistfully.
"I'm glad," said Mercy irrelevantly,
"that Tom wasn't at the Grand Central station tonight."
"Do you know," went on the man.
"you've something more to forgive.
I want to make a clean breast of it
at one swoop. At first—I thought
there was no real Tom—but only at
first—for I saw in a jiffy you were
not that kind of a girl. Or it would
have been a different story," he added
half to himself.
"Why that was horrid of you," said
Mercy Madigan reproachfully. "How
could you?"
"Now," said the man, as she arose,
"I'm going to take you home. And
tomorrow, I'm coming for you in
jingly bells and fur robes if they can
bc found in this bcnightcdly up-to-
date town and heigh-ho for an old-
fashioned  sleigh  ride.   Yes?"
"It sounds delightful," smiled Mercy. "So Christmas Day won't bc one
to rob us of our illusions, will it?"
"Sure not," said thc man. "But it
might havc been." And Mercy agreed.
eighty chains; thence west eighty
chains; thence north eighty chains;
thence east eighty ehains to post of
Dated Nov. 8th, 1907.
District of Rupert.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 6, Howe Sound—Take notice
that A. G. McClarty of Vancouver, B.C.,
Timber Cruiser, intends to apply for a
special timber license over the following described land:
N.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
standing at the northeast corner of
Timber Limit No. 13425 on the east
side of Howe Sound, and about one-
half mlle south of Britannia Wharf,
and running east 80 chains, south 80
chains, west 80 chains, north 80 chains.
Located October 18th, 1907.
Nov.  16 A. G. McCLARTY.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 3-—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Mt. Pleasant P.O., Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber license over the following described lands:
N. E. Corner—Commencink at a post
standing at the southeast corner of
Timber Limit No. 13278, one mile up
Cedar Creek, Howe Sound, and ln a
westerly direction; thence south 130
ohains; thence west 49 chains; thence
north 130 chains; thence east 49 chains.
Located Oot 23rd,  1907.
Nov. 16 A. G. McCLARTY.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 5—Howe Sound—Take notice
that A. G. McClarty of Vancouver, B.C.,
Timber Cruiser, Intends to apply for
a special timber license over the following described lands:
N. E. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted on the north side of Bolder
Creek, about 50 chains from creek, and
about 129 chains from the Beach in a
northwesterly direction from Beach and
southwesterly from Mill Creek and running west 80 chains, south 80 chains,
east  80  chains,  north  80  chains.
Located Oct. 25th, 1907.
Nov.  16 A. G. McCLARTY.
District of New Westminster.
T. It. No. 2—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Mt. Pleasant, P.O., Timber
Cruiser, Intends to ajjply for a special
timber license over the following described lands:
S.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
standing on the east bank of Mill Creek,
Howe Sound, in a northwesterly direction from Beach, on north line of Lot
13103 and at the S.E. Corner of Timber
Limit No. 13104; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains.
Located  Oct.  22nd,  1907.
Nov. 16 A. G. McCLARTY.
Ditsrict of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Richard P.
Bishop, of Victoria, B. C, occupation
Chainman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted at the
northeast corner of Rosabella Good-
wyn's purchase; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 40
chains; thence west 80 chains to place
of  commencement  and  containing  320
Date July 19th, 1907.
District of New Westminster.
T.  L. No. 2—Take notice that A.  G.
McClarty,  of Vancouver,  B.C.,  Timber
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Mabel Gresley,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation married
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted on th*
south bank of the Nechaco River south
of Henry Holmes' pre-emption; thence
south 40 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains, more or less, to
the south bank of said river; thence
easterly along the bank of said river to
place of commencement and containing
300 acres, more or less.
Date July 28rd, 1907.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Maud Jeffrey,
of London, Ontario, occupation Spinster,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
north bank of the Nechaco River near
the fourth rapid, about six miles below
Fraser Lake; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south to
the bank of the said river; thence easterly along said river to place of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Date July 29th, 1907.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James Nelson
Currie, of Glencoe, Ontario, occupation
Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted on the
north bank of the Nechaco River about
two miles below the second rapid below Fraser Lake; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south to
bank of said river; thence easterly along
bank of said river to place of commencement and containing 640 acres, more or
Date July 29th, 1907.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Duncan R.
Irvine, of Victoria, B. C, occupation
Mining Engineer, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described land:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank of the Nechaco west of E. N.
McBeth's application to purchase; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east to bank of Nechaco River;
thence southerly along said bank to
place of commencement, and containing
320 aeres, more or less.
Date July 23rd, 1907.
Oct.   19. DUNCAN  R.  IRVINE.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Harold Whyte, of
Victoria, B. C, occupation Student, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
northeast corner of Rosabella Good-
wyn's purchase; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains to point
of commencement and containing 640
acres, more or less.
Date July 19th,  1907.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 4—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Mt. Pleasant P.O., Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber license over the following described land:
S.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
standing at the southerly northwest
corner of Lot 1337 about one mile westerly from the mouth of Mill Creek and
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Wife—"If only my husband were
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TAKK NOTICE that Alva Maloney, of
Centralla, Wash., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a special
tlmher licence over the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
flve chains smith of the south shore of
Johnstone Straits, and 24 degrees west
of south of Milly Island;  thence south
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a Special
Timber License* to cut and carry away
timber over the following described
S. W. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted on east bank of Lillooet River,
about five and one-half miles from Port
Douglas and running east 40 chains;
north 80 cliains; west 40 chains; north
40 chains; west to line of lot 935; thence
following line of lot 936 to River; thence
following river back to beginning.
Nov. 16 Agent, A. G, McClarty.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 1—Take notice that I, A. G.
McClarty, of Vancouver, B.C., Timber
Cruiser, intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a special Timber License
over the following described land:
N.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted about half way between Spring
Creek and Tapella Creek, west of Lillooet, and at southwest corner of T. L.
No. 13257 and southeast corner of T. L.
No. 6346 and running thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains.
Located October 17th, 1907.
Nov. 16 Agent, A. G. McClarty.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 2—Take notice that I, A. G.
McClarty of Vancouver, B.C., Timber
Cruiser, Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special Timber License over the
following described  land:
N. E. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted about half way between Spring
Creek and Tapella Creek, west of Lillooet, and at southwest corner of T. L.
No. 13257 and southeast corner of T. L.
No. 6346 and running thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains.
Located Oct.  17th,  1907.
Nov. 16 Agent, A. G. McClarty.
up Cedar Creek Valley; thence east 40
chains, along line of Lot 1337; thence
north 40 chains along line of lot 1337 to
T. L. 13103; thence west 35 chains,
more or less to S. W. Corner of T. L.
13103; thence north to N. W. corner of
T. L. 13103; thence west 53 chains to
S. W. corner of T. L. 13104; thence south
90 ehains to T. L. 13278 and following
line of same to beginning.
Located Oct. 23rd, 1907.
Nov.  16 A, G. McCLARTY.
TAKE NOTICE that The Hidden
Creek Mining Co., of Vancouver, occupation,  , Intends to apply for
permission   to   purchase  the  following
described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
southwest corner of Lot 308, Cassiar
District; thence north 40 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence south to shore
line of Goose Bay; thence easterly along
shore line to the south boundary of
Lot 308 and thence west to point of
commencement, containing about 200
Date Nov. llth, 1907.
Nov. 16 Per J. H. McGregor
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 1—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Vancouver, B.C., Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a Special
Timber License to cut and carry away
timber over the following described
N.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted on the line of Lot 936 about
eleven and one-quarter miles from Port
Douglas and about 250 yards east of
Wagon Road and running east 60 chains;
south 120 chains; west to river, following bank of river to 10-Mile Homestead,
thence following line of homestead back
to river; thence following river to line
of lot 936; thence following line of Lot
936 back to beginning.
Located Oct.  16th,  1907.
Nov. 16 Agent, A. G. McClarty. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7. .1907.
Hit the  Nail on the Head.
Sir,—You have earned the gratitude of the sane .and respectable portion of this community by the rebuke
you administered in last Saturday's
issue of your valuable paper to the
two so-called "evangelists," Crossley
and Hunter, and to the Non-conformist ministers of this town who have
aided and abetted two prurient-minded men in their recent campaign.
Are such horrible methods really
necessary to turn men's hearts? It
would scarcely seem so, if we look at
the sayings of the great Founder of
Christianity Himself. Our blessed
Lord might reasonably be supposed
to be the best authority as to the
most efficacious method of reaching
human hearts, and He did not feel
it incumbent on Him to employ the
language of the gutter in delivering
His message of salvation to a sinful
world. Nor did He seek to attract
large audiences by dwelling on immorality and the fracture of the
Seventh Commandment. True, He
rebuked adultery, as He rebuked all
sin, but He did not try to inflame His
hearers' passions by sensational descriptions of the crime, rolled like a
sweet morsel under the tongue. Nor
•did He spread the Gospel of Truth
by spending the Sabbath afternoons
behind closed doors, telling smutty
stories to a mixed audience of weak-
minded men and ignorant boys. And
yet, though He employed none of
these "modern" methods, His influence has reached down through twenty centuries, has kept the footsteps of
millions in the narrow way, has
lightened the burdens of life robbed
Death of its terrors, and has been
in every way a more potent factor
in moulding the destinies of humanity than any other force since the
dawn of creation.
Study His writings, you who doubt,
and compare them with the indecent
vulgarities of the two degenerates
who have just left us.
As for the local Non-conformist
clergy, their endorsement of the utterances of Crossley and Hunter
leaves only one possible inference to
be drawn; that is that these men, to
whom numbers in this town look for
religious guidance, and to whose instruction parents entrust their innocent children, are "blind leaders of
the blind."
Victoria, B.C., Nov. 30, 1907.
Editor Week;
Dear Sir,—Cannot refrain from
congratulating you on article in current number by Bohemian, "The
Simple Life." This kind of article
is elevating to your clever little paper
and I venture to say will leave a
more lasting impression on the minds
of your readers than a good many
of the sermons preached this Sabbath morning. Personally, I thank
"Bohemian" for his well written narrative and trust we shall have more of
such good food from his pen. God
speed the dear old gentleman on his
visit to the Old Land,
The Week is in receipt of a somewhat remarkable pamphlet entitled
"Exclusia." It is written by the well-
known author, Arthur Davies, of this
city, printed on the Thomas R. Cusack Presses and published and sold
by T. N. Hibben & Co. It treats of
the Asiatic immigration question from
the standpoint of history and philosophy. The pamphlet is written in
dramatic form with a prologue and an
epilogue. It may be regarded as a
literary feuilleton and will bc found
very interesting by all who wish to
hear both sides of an absorbing question. The Week will review the
pamphlet in detail in next issue.
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stories as "Redcoat Captain," by Alfred Ollivant, and "Nina's Career," by
Christina Gowans Whyte, while the
offering in poetry and belles-lettres
could not probably be equalled by
any other publishing house. Among
the portraits included in the Catalogue are those of Marion Crawford,
Jack London, James I.ane Allen,
Zona Gale, William Stearns Davis,
Percy MacKayc, Walter Crane, Daniel
G. Mason, and Presidents Hadley of
Yale and Butler of Columbia.
Lord Wolseley's Dinner.
Lord Wolseley's feeling for the
welfare of those men once made him
the hero of an episode in which undeniably he got the worst of it. The
men wcre at dinner one day, and the
orderlies were hurrying backwards
and forwards with steaming pails of
soup, when Lord Wolseley, passing
by, stopped one of them and determined to see that the food provided
was up to the standard he required.
"Remove the lid from that pail," hc
said to the man. Thc man removed
the lid. Now let me taste that," he
"But plaze yer "
"Let me taste it, 1 say," the Commander-in-Chief interrupted him. Before the man could say or do anything, Lord Wolseley got a spoon,
dipped it into the pail, and tasted
"Disgraceful," he exclaimed.' "Call
that soup? Why, it tastes like nothing in the world so much as dish
"Plaze yer honour, that's exactly
what it is," replied the man.
Poor Marksmanship.
"Gee whiz!" said the nervous passenger, "you only just missed that
man back there."
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Western Society Notes.
(Continued from Page Nine)
Mrs. F. P. Carbutt expects to return to Vancouver in a few days, having spent several weeks on the other
side of the boundary.
* *   *
Mrs. J. S. Campbell of New Westminster is visiting her mother, Mrs.
N. S. Hoffar, corner Twelfth and
Westminster avenues, Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wright, formerly
of New Brunswick, have taken a
house at 1051 Haro street, Vancouver,
where they will in future reside.
* *   *
Mr. G. S. Mason, a new resident
in Victoria, who was formerly connected with the Bank of Commerce at
Penticton, will be on the staff of the
same bank in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Anderson of
Winnipeg have also taken up their
home on Westminster Road, intending to make their home in Vancouver also.
* *   *
Mr. E. O. Murphy, who has returned to Vancouver from an extended European tour, will remain in
the city for some time before returning to Hong Kong.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. William Moore and
her mother, Mrs. Ogilvie, of Dawson,
are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
McCutcheon, Westminster avenue,
* *   *
Mr. Narcisse Gauvereau, of Calgary,
who is to marry Miss Susie Morse of
Winnipeg on Dec. nth, at Calgary,
will come to New Westminster to reside.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. D. Mackay of 1677
Robson St., Vancouver, announce the
engagement of their daughter Evelyn
Mae, to Mr. Charles J. Clemens of
Berlin, Ont.
* *   *
Mr. J. W. Nunn has resigned his
position as city clerk of Fernie, B.C.,
and will go into partnership with his
brother in the real estate business in
* *   *
Messrs. J. S. Rear, Vancouver, and
C. B. Reilly, Calgary, registered at
the Canadian High Commissioner's
office, London, England, week ending
November 12.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. S. Carsley of Montreal have arrived home from a
lengthy visit ill Vancouver and will
stay at the Windsor Hotel for the
* *   *
Mrs. Peter Dunne, 1070 Robson St.,
Vancouver, has as her guests for a
couple of weeks, Mrs. Forin, wife
of Judge Forin, of Nelson, B.C., and
her daughter Miss  Isabel.
* *   *
On December 4th Miss M. Lavinia
Jones, daughter of Rev. and Mrs.
Owen Jones, was married to Mr.
Hugh L. Roberts, late of London,
England, now of Vancouver, B.C.
I    Miss Strathy of Walmer Road, To-
' ronto,   has   returned  home  after   a
delightful   cruise   with   a   party   of
friends to Skagway, Alaska.   She also
visited other cities on the Coast.
Mr. and Mrs. L. McTaggart of Pacific Street, Vancouver, went to Victoria last week. Mrs. McTaggart will
remain there for a month or so on
a visit to her old home.
*   *   *
Rev. George Taylor will be in
charge of the new mission and Sun--
day School now opened by the Mount
Pleasant Baptist church ia South Van-
Mr. William Lister, son of Mrs.
J. C. Wainwright Lister of Ottawa,
arrives in Victoria this week to reside.     He    was    formerly    of   the
Merchants Bank staff.
* *   *
A despatch from Ottawa states that
Mr. J. C. Newell, lawyer, of Edmonton, and formerly of Athabascaville,
Que., will be appointed to the Supreme Court of the province of Alberta.
* *   *
Mr. Oscar Kenee of Calgary, who
has been spending the last few weeks
in Vancouver, returned home this
week, but has decided to bring his
family and will locate permanently
in Vancouver in a month or so.
*   *   *
The friends of Col. Warren of Vancouver will be sorry to hear he has
been very ill since his return from
England. A speedy recovery is hoped
for, the long journey having caused
considerable  fatigue.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Holt and children of Fernie, B.C., have arrived in
Vancouver to reside. Mr. Holt has
been placed on the inspection staff
of the Canadian Bank of Commerce
in that city.
* *   *
Mr. Owen Copas and family have
arrived in Victoria where they wil! in
future reside. Mr. Copas has lived in
Calgary for nearly twenty years,
where he was connected with the law
firm of Copas and Emmerson.
* *   *
Mrs. William Hogg, Robson street,
and Mrs. Stott have arrived at their
home in Vancouver after spending the
summer in England. On the return
trip they yvisited friends in Ontario
and Winnipeg.
* *   *
Miss Helen Margaret Blott of Dun-
ville, Ont., arrived in Vancouver last
month and was married to Mr. George
Alexander Lattimore in Christ church
by Rev. C. C. Owen. They will reside at Cedar Cove.
* *   *
Two Vancouverites who were
wedded this November in the persons of Miss Nellie Smith and Mr.
Alexander Weir, have taken up their
residence  at   1030  Cordova  Street.
* *   *
Mr. J. N. Griffin who has resided
in Winnipeg for a number of years,
leaves shortly to reside in Vancouver.
He is in the commission business and
will start about the beginning of
January in his new destination.
* *   *
Miss Lulu Graham, after spending
three months at her relatives in both
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California and Vancouver and Calgary, has returned to her home in
Ottawa delighted with the West especially.
* *   *
Another couple who will make
their home in the city of Vancouver
are • Miss M. Jones, formerly of
Wrexham, North Wales, and Mr. P.
Prytherch of Vancouver. They were
married on Wednesday, Nov. 6th, at
St. Marks Mission, Kitsalano, by
Rev. Mr. Tuson, after which they took
a short trip to Portland and the
Sound cities.
* *   *
At the Art Exhibition of Pictorial
Photographs which closes in Montreal on the 7th December, exhibitors
from all over the world have entered.
A couple of westerners are Mrs.
Dunbar Taylor of Victoria and E. S.
Curtis of Seattle.
* *   *
Vancouverites who registered at
New York hotels last week were:
Mrs. Findlay at the Murray Hill; Mrs.
R. Hamilton, Murray Hill; Mrs. J. J.
Godfrey, Seville; Mr. J. J. Whalen,
Hermitage; and Mr. C. E. Fowler,
New Amsterdam Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Borthwick of
Vancouver expect to have as guests
for the winter, Mrs. McVeity of Ottawa and her daughter, Mrs. A. Low.
Mrs. McVeity is a sister of Mr.
Borthwick, who recently made his
home at the Coast.
Mr. Samuel J. Castleman's new residence in Kitsalano is nearing completion and will be one of the most
up-to-date in every way. The outlook will be very pleasant as it faces
English Bay.
* *   *
Miss Sullivan of Prince Edward
Island, who has been a much feted
visitor in Vancouver, where she has
many friends, was the guest d'honneur
at a charming tea given by Miss Macneill last week.
* *   *
The marriage is announced to take
place on December 27th of Miss
Jeanette M. Gibb, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. David Gibb, of Robson St.,
Vancouver, to Mr. Norman C. Hydd
of the same place.
* *   *
Two new arrivals in the country
who have entered the employ of the
Hudson's Bay Company, arrived in
Vancouver recently. They are Mr.
Donald Robertson and Mr. John Allan
of Scotland.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. John Brown and
children have arrived in Vancouver
from Brandon and intend to reside
here permanently. They are for the
present with Mr. Brown's brother,
Mr. W. R. Brown, Davie St.
* *   *
Rev. Walter Field Rushbrook, B.A.,
of Port Essington, B.C., third son of
thc late George Rushbrook, Lakeview
avenue, Toronto, was married on
Tuesday, Nov. 19th, at St. George's
church, Guelph, to Miss Clara Alice
Maddock, daughter of Mr. Richard
Maddock. The Rev. G. F. Davidson,
rector of the church, officiated.
* *   *
In the recent tombola drawing in
connection with the Tuberculosis
Hospital at Ottawa, Lieut.-Gov. Dunsmuir, of B. C, and Mrs. Audain of
Government House, Victoria, B.C.,
were prize winners. The trip to Vancouver and return from Ottawa was
won by Mrs. F. W. Cowie. A set of
furs donated by Henry J. Sims & Co.
of Ottawa was won by Mr. J. A.
Lindsay of Victoria, B.C. The trip
to Edmonton and return was won by
il. M. Bauld of Halifax. The returns
from the bazaar will amount to over
Mr. J. C. Noel of Edmonton but
formerly of Dawson, Yukon, has
been appointed junior judge of the
High Court for the district of Wetaskiwin, Alta. Mc went eight years ago
to Dawson where he became the head
of the legal firm of Noel, Noel and
Cormack, For the past two years he
has practised law in Edmonton. Mr.
H, C. Taylor of Edmonton has been
appointed for Edmonton; Mr. Roland
Winter of Calgary for Lethbridge,
and Mr. C. R. Mitchell of Medicine
Hat,  for the  district  of  Calgary.
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