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 For Particulars of
.adies' Voting
See Pages II and 14
The Week
A British eolnmbia Newspaper and Review.
PnblLhed at Victoria, B. 6.
Hall & Walker
Wellington Colliery
Co's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
k. IX.   No. 28
Eighth Year
Eighth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
ROYAL VISIT—The announcement
that the young Prince of Wales
will soon pay a visit to Canada will
le the liveliest satisfaction throughout
dominion.   It naturally recalls the visit
illustrious grandfather half a century
land of his father, now our beloved
I, in later years.   It also serves to reus how intimately members of the
|l Family have been associated with the
ry of Canada from the days when
lte Rupert was granted a Royal con-
In on which the Adventurers of the
Ion's Bay Company founded one of
ireatest commercial and territorial en-
)ses in the history of the world until
(me when the Duke of Kent, father of
{Gracious   Majesty   Queen   Victoria,
Id for many years in Halifax,
(association   with  the   Royal
ly will be greatly strengthened
fe appointment of the Duke of
laught   as   Governor-General.
lis the first time that a Prince
le   Blood  has  occupied  that
§Dn, and it is an auspicious
for the future.    The Duke
[nnaught is a man of the high-
Ipe, possessing many of the
|ig qualities of the late King,
a lover of peace and a past-
Ir in the arts of diplomacy; he
lian of simple tastes, of simple
Ind of lofty ideals.    His ap-
inent is both an honour and a
Ijinent to the Dominion, and
lies at a time when it cannot
|> have a potent if unconscious
lice   in   moulding   Canadian
lient and policy.
expression of opinion from the representatives of the one industry of the West should
have made a convert of Mr. Borden and
induced him to abandon his opposition to
the Government policy. Yet Mr. Borden
is unconverted and says that he is more
than ever convinced that it would be a bad
policy for Canada to adopt. Now comes
along a criticism by the Victoria Times on
Mr. J. S. Willison who was for many years
the editor of the Toronto Globe and who
during all that time was feted and worshipped and looked up to by the Liberal
Party of Canada as an oracle. Yet now
that Mr. Willison is opposing Reciprocity
he is condemned in no unmeasured terms,
and is confronted with his own statements
about the intelligence and ability of Western
parties share in about equal numbers the
men of light ancl leading who at some period
of their career have not thought as they
think today. Which is another way of saying that it is only the fool who never
changes his opinion, ancl that it is only the
statesman, and not the mere politician, who
learns by experience to adapt his policy to
allered conditions.
first Automobile Gymkhana was
held at the Agricultural Grounds
last Saturday. In some respects it was a
success. It brought out a large crowd of
people who showed that they were deeply
interested in the motor-car and its possibilities; it demonstrated that it is possible
! last, after the lapse of three
weeks, the Colonist has done
: it   should   have   clone   as
as the Times came out with
ht article about the  Fraser
.    Instead of beating about
sy in half-a-dozen columns of
al it has reprinted in its own
lhe article which appeared in
iVeek on Saturday last and
jjwas authorized by the Min-
\i Lands, the Hon. W. R.
The Colonist would have
rjietter to have reprinted the
|i verbatim, because in trying
|y the wording it has laid
Itopen on two points, but np
'the Times will find this out
Wif.    All that the public is
'ned about is to know that the
I in  question  were  properly
| advertised, applied for and
Itst  deposit of  50 cents an
.is required by law, duly paid
Government agent.   All this
stantiated in the authorized
lent published in the last issue
ie Week, and in dismissing
jitter it is only necessary to
■Ic that "colts" or "no colts,"
limes   has   once   more   un-
'd a "mare's nest" of the most
s  and  approved  type.    By
r our contemporary will learn- that in
on. W. R. Ross the Province has a
4er of a rare type, ancl one whose
■will never be associated with wrong-
I" of any kind.   Like his distinguished
Lessor he is a safe custodian of the
' i interest, ancl not at all amenable to
landishments usually resorted to by
f'.nen who seek an easy road to the
/ition of Crown lands.
Committee decides on a second venture, and
the attendance fully justified it, there is no
reason why, profiting by the experience of
the first, it should not register an unqualified
Colonist has fallen into a woful
error in its comments upon the suggested appointment of a Trade Commissioner for British Columbia in London. In
snubbing the gentleman who first brought
the matter forward and who has been for
some years a resident in Victoria, it
assumed dthat his intention was for the
British Columbia Government to appoint
the Commissioner. Nothing was further
from the mind of the gentleman. He proposed that the Imperial Government should
make the appointment, and his
only object in writing the Victoria
papers was to create a little local
interest in order to show that there
was an opening for such an official,
and a reasonable probability that he
would be able to speak from personal knowledge of the natural conditions ancl investment possibilities
of the Province. There was never
any question of seeking financial
aid from the Provincial Government, which is already admirably
served by the respected Agent-General, Hon. J. H. Turner. The
Colonist is not quite correct in saying that it refused to advocate such
an appointment; it went the length
of accepting the suggestion and
ventilating it in its usual non-committal manner; but worse suggestions have been made and this may
yet materialize.
( The Shield is lhe work of Messrs. Challoner & Milchell, Viclori*,, I). C.
—It is said that during his Western
. tour Mr. Borden received upwards
thousand memorials from branches of
•'ain-Growers' Association urging him
port Reciprocity. The Liberal Press
that    such    an    over-whelming
farmers made when he was in Calgary last
year. The fact of the matter is that the
party organs are altogether too narrow in
their criticism of those who differ from
them on important issues. Surely there
may be an honest difference of opinion, ancl
it does not necessarily follow that Mr.
Borden is wrong because he is at variance
with one thousand branches of the Grain-
Growers' Association on the subject of Reciprocity, nor does it follow that Mr, Willison has lost all his intelligence because he
is now editing the "News" instead of the
"Globe," ancl because he too is a disbeliever
in Reciprocity in spite of his high opinion
of the farmers of the West. One thing is
quite clear, that neither party possesses a
monopoly of absolute consistency, ancl both
to provide an interesting programme for an
afternoon's amusement; its weak spot was
the limited number of entries for the cat-
parade, and the tedious delays in carrying
out the programme. As a matter of fact
only two cars entered for the decoration
prize and only one for the comic prize.
Thc large membership of the Victoria
Automobile Club should have been a guarantee for at least a dozen or twenty cars.
However, the most important feature was
the performances of the cars and their
drivers, this was quite satisfactory an.l
proved highly entertaining. No doubt
people are a little blase so soon after the
Coronation festivities and Dominion Day
which accounts for the lack of interest in
organizing a picturesque procession.   If the
Both local papers are
much exercised over the
knighting of Max Aitken, until recently a company promoter in Montreal, but now, thanks to watered
stock and an aggressive American
wife, Sir Max Aitken and an English M. P. Both papers agree that
he has clone nothing whatever in
Canada to justify the honour which
he has received. The Colonist however, takes the ground that unless
he was nominated for the honour
by the Governor-General, on the*
advice of Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
Canadians have no right to criti-1
cise. This is only half a truth.;
Canadians would have a right to
push the criticism very much further if any responsible Canadian
official had made the reeommenla-
tion, but the conferring of a Coronation honour on a man of Mr.
Aitken's type is a fair matter for,
criticism throughout the Empire,
and everyone familiar wilh the circumstances will regret that the
King was advised to couple his
name with those of many worthy
men who have rendered distinguished public service. It is difficult to believe that Sir Max Aitken
owes his title to Canadian influence; it is
much more probable that it is due to _t
princely contribution to the party campaign funds at the last British elections.
COD FISHING—An important letter
on the subject of cod fishing in
Cowichan Bay appears elsewhere in
this issue. If the facts are as stated
by Mr. Dumbleton prompt action should
be taken by the authorities or one of
the most popular fishing resorts in
British Columbia will lose its chief attraction to the sportsman. It can
hardly be doubted that the facts are as
stated because complaints have been
made to the same effect from maviy
sources. THE WEEK,  SATURDAY, JULY  15,  1911
Now that the warm weather has
set in and we no longer have to consider the advisability of bringing our
great coats down town with us in the
morning it is not out of place to consider the ways of the cave-dwellers
and be wise. Not that we have any
cave-dwellers in Victoria, but we appear to have the next best thing to
them. As I gaze out of my office
window I look into three rooms.
Just a short week ago these rooms
were occupied and those who lived
therein were as seclucJed in their privacy as the baron in his castle. Then
came the Trounce Avenue fire and
the fire-engines and rudely the outer
walls were torn away to expose to
a curious public the meagre furnish
ings of the three apartments. What
a story I could weare anent these
rooms. I look into one and see bare
walls, save for what at this distance
I take to be a calendar; a curtain
hangs across the far wall but what
lies behind the curtain I cannot tell.
A bed, with bed-clothes idly flapping
in the breeze, flaunts its poverty-
stricken appearance upon the eyes of
the gay crowd on Government street.
A flimsy washing-stand uprears its
frail proportions amidst a pile of
junk. In such a room a Chatterton
might have died even at the moment
that the Colonist across the street
had accepted an ode for its next
Sunday issue. The far room seems
to tell even a sadder story. Here
perchance a seamstress sat, sewing
into her work the immortal words
of Hood's "Song of a Shirt." And
in the middle is a room of which I
can tell nothing. So far as my poor
eyes can see it possesses a counter
running down the wall, but the counter is gashed and torn and a great
hole yawns in the midst. What secret
crimes may not be concealed therein?
*   *   *
Now all of the above rhapsody constitutes a moral, which is that as we
none of us know when a fire will
break out in our own homes we
should all be very careful so to leave
our rooms so that if they are suddenly
exposed to the public gaze they shall
not leave it open to the wandering
-romancer to weave a tale of woe and
misery. I do not know who last slept
in my poet's room, but I am sure that
it was not a half-starved penny-a-
liner. I doubt very much whether
there is a red-eyed seamstress in Victoria, but if there is she doesn't room
•jn such a central situation where
rents are high. What a theme for a
sermon lies in the aspect of those
three rooms which now so wantonly
obtrude their nakedness on the
passer-by! I, alas, am no sermonist,
but I should like to point out that
it appears to be an invincible habit
amongst Victorians, or some Victorians at any rate, to "hang on to" their
Lares and Penates till the last possible moment and like the rats to quit
the ship only when destruction is
imminent. Those rooms have been
condemned for many weeks, but if it
had not been for the fire they would
still have been occupied till the very
bricklayers were tearing away the
protecting walls, brick by brick.
he revolts from the idea of paying
laundries, celestial or otherwise, for
what he thinks he can do perfectly
well himself, so he makes a practice
of washing his own night clothes and
hanging them up to dry with his own
fair fingers. The other night when
dusk had obscured the view he went
out, as his practice has been, to hang
his pyjamas up on the clothes line,
which thing done, he went to bed.
He tells me that after he was between the sheets he heard footsteps
passing up and down the street outside the yard wherein the precious
clothes line hung, but that thinking it
was some amorous Romeo waiting
for his Juliet he paid no attention to
the matter. The next morning, however, what waitings and gnashing of
teeth! The lower and more valuable
portion of his pyjamas had disappeared. Now what use could they
be by themselves to anyone? But
one explanation occurs. The passerby had mistaken them for a nice pair
of white flannel trousers and thinking to surprise his "donah" on the
next bank holiday in the trappings
of a dude he had abstracted them all
unconscious of their real nature. Thus
was the bitter bit, but my friend is
disconsolate—and pantless.
invitation issued to the public and
the later are informed that tickets are
on sale at Messrs. Hibben's, Challoner & Mitchell's, or can be obtained
from any member of the Daughters
of the Empire. That the attendance
will be of a nature to repay the ladies
for all the trouble they have taken
and that after it is over there will be
no more deficit on account of Coronation Day is the sincere hope of
I see by the papers that the police
believe that they have caught two persons responsible for the many thefts
which have proved so puzzling and
annoying during the past few weeks.
I trust that this may turn out to be the
case. But it would appear that there
is another kind of thief abroad and
one who belongs to that most degraded miscreant—pf whom even
his fellow-criminals are ashamed—the
sneak-thief. I have a friend of frugal
mind and cleanly habits; he also
wears pyjamas at night-time. Now
he likes to wear clean clothes even
at night when he can't be seen, but
Every summer since I have been
in Victoria as a "Lounger" I have
written columns on the subject of
street-watering, but though I have
found that constant reiteration generally produces results in time, I feel
despondent about ever seeing Victoria watered as she ought to be.
However, I am asked to make a special mention this week as to the vagaries of the local Aquarius. It ap-
appears that he has a particular
penchant for View Street. Now
View Street at the present time is
just one of the streets which doesn't
need watering. It is nicely asphalted
and singularly free from dust. I do
not say that a little moisture applied
early in the morning would not be a
good thing, but the point is that there
are many other streets which really
need watering more, whilst View
Street certainly needs watering less.
I am told, and I have seen it for myself, that the street is absolutely
flooded with water in the mornings
so that automobiles, which at present
have this as one of their few approaches to town, proceed literally at
their peril. This is absurd. Let the
water-man read an account of the
death of Sir Philip Sidney; he will
have no difficulty in finding the
streets which need the water more.
*   *   *
There are many people who think
that it is a shame that the splendid
fete which was held in Victoria on
Coronation Day should be marred by
an aftermath of debt, but it is a fact
nevertheless that the Daughters of
the Empire to whose devotion was
due the greatest celebration that Victoria has ever seen, are out of pocket
on the affair. Possibly the explanation may be found in the fact that in
many quarters loyalty found more expression in shouting than in "digging." Be that as it may, the fact remains that a certain deficit has to
be made up. It is in order to raise
the sum necessary that the Daughters
of the Em; ire are arranging a dance
to be given on Wednesday next, July
19th, in the ball-room of thc Alexandra Club. The price of tickets is
fixed at $2.00 per person. The organizers assure the public that a
first-class orchestra will be in evidence and that the refreshments will
be of the best. Most people know
that the Alexandra Club ball-room is
all that can be desired and that if
the "Daughters" set out to do a
thing they do it well. There should
be a hearty response to the general
Victoria,  13th July,   1911.
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—I have been requested by residents in the neighbourhood of this
beautiful seaside and fishing resort, to
write a few lines on the subject of
cod   fishing,   (which   includes   many
species of cod) in the Saanich Inlet,
in the hopes that some notice  may
be taken of same and something done
to prevent the depletion of these excellent fish in this particular district.
From what I have been informed, in
other parts of the Island waters including  Cowichan   Bay where  these
fish  congregated in  great quantities
there  are  practically  none  left.     A
fleet   of   Japanese   boats   numbering
some five or six are engaged in this
particular   kind    of    fishing.     These
boats are fitted with salt water tanks
for  holding the  catch,  and the  live
bait they.use, which consists of small
herring, perch, and even trout.   Long
lines are used with a heavy sinker at
the end, attached to this is a short
line containing a hook on which the
live bait is secured, and if you will
examine these hooks you will see that
the barbs thereon are pinched almost
flush with the rest of the hook.  The
lines are dropped overboard until the
sinker touches bottom, then they are
pulled  up a few feet which  enables
the live bait to swim about and attract their enemies.    As soon as a
fish takes the bait he is hauled up to
the surface as quickly as possible and
dropped   into   the   tank  alive.    The
hook having the barb reduced as  I
have before mentioned, makes it an
easy matter  to  extract  it  from  the
fish's mouth very quickly, and without injury.   These fishermen live on
their boats and don't leave the fishing grounds until they have cleared
out all the fish.    The boats also are
fitted with gasoline engines, and while
half the fleet is fishing, the other half
is distributing the fish at Vancouver,
Victoria and any other places where
they have a market, and in securing
further supplies in live bait.   Cod fish
are  caught at  certain times  of  the
tide;  to  the  Jap  it  doesn't  matter
what time,  day  or  night,  as  he  is
there on the spot, has got everything
he wants and can wait for the fish
to get hungry, and when the same are
on the take, they are hauled into the
boat at the rate of one fish to the
minute.    From the foregoing it can
easily be seen what will be the result
if this kind of fishing is allowed to
continue.    Until quite recently there
was a tank in the Victoria Harbour in
which fish were kept alive when there
were more than could be sold to the
Chinese peddlars and others, and you
can imagine the state these fish got
into   after   coming   from   the   pure
waters   of  Saanich  Arm  and  other
healthy localities and being dumped into the foul waters of the harbour. They
became    sickly   and    emaciated and
their eyes bulging out, and sores on
their bodies, and these were the fish
which, after having their heads removed and their skins scraped, were
sold to the inhabitants of Victoria as
fresh fish.   I have been informed today that these fishermen have a contract with Vancouver fish dealers to
supply them with several tons of cod
fish, and the boats being fitted with
gasoline engines can do so quite easily and thus reduce the numbers of
cod fish in the vicinity of Victoria.   I
have no    interest    whatever    in the
Saanich Arm, but am simply writing
this in the hopes that these splendid
lish may not,   like   our   friends the
grouse,  become  scarce  for  want  of
proper protection.
I am, etc.,
The word "reviver" spells the same backwards or forwards. Did you ever think what a good reviver is a glass
of good champagne? When in pain, mentally, or physically, just try a "spit" of G. H. Mumm & Co.'s Extra
Dry and you'll think your pain was only sham. If you
have that tired feeling or if the blueness or summer
weariness is upon you, try Mumm's for a reviver. You
can pronounce Mumm's backwards also if you wish. It
is a good, quiet appelation worthy of the best wine produced. "Silence is Golden," so is Mumm's Champagne.
Order a split of G. H. Mumm & Co.'s Extra Dry today
at your club, cafe, bar or hotel, and see if it does not
prove a reviver in the best sense of the word. Your
dealer can supply you with a case of splits for home
use. Pither and Leiser, Wholesale Agents, corner Fort
and Wharf Streets, Victoria; Water Street, Vancouver,
and Nelson, B. C.
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal Househc
Distillers of the popular
"Black & White" Scotch Whisl
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
All DealJ
Westholme Buffet
A Resort for Gentlemen
Famous Rainier Beer on Draught
Polite Attendants, cheerful surroundings
The neatest bar in Victoria
for FirstX
Nursery \
both Fru\
A few more Responsible A{
wanted, resident FruitgroweJ
Horticulturists preferred.
hayritz Nurseries
Carey Road Victoria
Have you seen the "Best" Automobiles?   McLaughlin-Buick are]
"Best," and being manufactured in Canada you
The Duty.   McLaughlin-Buick's Cost you Less
And give you More Value than any other make.
Model "27" is here.    Yes I   Fully equipped
Write, Phone, Wire, or best of all, come and see us.
We'll demonstrate the "Goods"
Western Motor & Supply Compai
The Empress Theatre
[he big feature this week at the
K_ress  is  the  trapeze  act  by the
bells, which though short is dar-
Tin  the  extreme.    Mabel  Wayne
[been contributing a very entering interlude  comprised of song
; piano  playing  and  has  been  a
It success.    Ben Smith has been
Insively   billed   as   a   burnt   cork
it;  though he has not much to
lhe has a very comic way of say-
lit.    Of "The  Widow—and  His
one cannot say much;   it is a
fe piece of comedy with nothing
The Hopkins   Sisters   afford
fthing of a novelty, the dancing
{singing turn which they present
_  usually  filled  by men.    How-
the change is an acceptable one
jthe   Sisters   have   been   a   very
|lar item on the week's bill.
The Majestic Theatre
the beginning of the week the
jjstic screen had two head-liners
li  the   Mule-boy  and  the  Oper-
Eof Lonedale.    both were excel-
land the marvel is how the cinc-
Igraph can work in the positions
liich it does.   The scenes in the
lor of the coal mine and on the
ifi the flying locomotive were ex-
JMially    fascinating.      Poor    old
I has  been  getting  into  trouble
'has  been  getting  into   trouble
I this week also.   The return of
Jir to life in  the twentieth cen-
|afforded the opportunity to put
very   good   views   of   modern
|t on the screen.
The Crystal Theatre
iost attractive item of the week's
Is was the inclusion of the views
\. procession of Knights at the
investiture   of  the   Prince  of
|i into the Order of the Garter,
such   views   were   obtained   I
1 not, but the effect was magni-
An   interesting  and   instruc-
iilm has been  dealing with the
[sea fishing industry.   There has
[plenty of goocl comedy on view
le time   and Melba is still sing-
lie songs at the Crystal, but not
[ated   songs—thank   goodness.
Romano's Theatre
Ire is always something good
l.mano's, and this week has
|l no exception to the general
. At atl timesi during the day
scattering of people may be
in the Government Street
whilst during those hours
J* people are more accustomed
le their amusements the house
|'c than well filled. During the
jt hot spell there are worse
. to sit in than a darkened and
[ouse which is open all the day
Inaiio's is.
Ferris Hartman
That most popular comedian, Ferris Hartman, who has just completed a successful season in Los
Angeles, will appear in the Victoria
Theatre on Monday, July 17th,
in his wonderful creation of "The
Toymaker." This charming and
delightful comic opera has been
played by Mr. Hartman for so
long that he has become thoroughly identified with it and his conception of the part of the old toy-
maker of Nuremburg, Johannes
Guggenheimer, has become a classic
with him.
Mrs. Fiske
The art of Mrs. Fiske seems to
increase in its breadth and charm
with each succeeding visit and her
appearances in "Mrs. Bumpstead-
Leigh," are peculiarly marked by
that feeling of sympathy and understanding between artist and audience that means so much to both.
It would seem from the effect conveyed to the auditor that the role of
"Mrs. Bumpstead-Leigh" is one in
which Mrs. Fiske takes an infinite
delight, since a more thoroughly natural and ebullient performance, it
is said, has seldom been seen. Mrs.
Fiske herself is authority for the
statement that the part is a continual joy to her. It certainly must
be an artistic and mental relaxation,
differing as it does so completely
from the serious plays with whicii
she has been so extensively associated.
Mrs. Fiske appears at the Victoria
Theatre Thursday, July 20.
As the Rev. Dr. Campbell is on his
holidays, the pulpit of First Presbyterian Church will be occupied both
morning and evening next Sabbath,
(16th inst.) by the Rev. Principal
Garvie, D.D., of New College, London, England. Dr. Garvie was bom
of Scottish parents in Poland, where
he received his early education, but
completed his education in Scotland
and Germany. He is an acknowledged leader in ecclesiastical matters
in England. As an author he stands
high. Among his writings are
"Studies in the Inner Life of Jesus,"
and "Faith's Certainty in Modern
Perplexity." He is at present giving
lectures on the "Life of Jesus," to
the students of Westminster Hall,
Vancouver, and as the session of
First .Church succeeded to secure
him for next Sunday, our citizens
will have an opportunity to hear him.
The "Modern
French Dry Cleaning
Office and Finishing Rooms
1310  Government  St., Opp. The "Grand"
Phone 1887
Call us up in regard to prices or any
information  desired.
Four car tickets given free with each order of
One Dollar or more brought to us.
Men's Suits Cleaned and Pressed
English Mantel
Chiming Clock
Price $315
WE CONSIDER this the
most handsome clock in
the store. It strikes the Westminster Chimes at the quarters,
and the hour on a gong. If Very
fine English movement in an
elaborately ornamented
gilt case.
Redfern _f Sons
Oldest Diamond and Jewelery
House in Western Canada
1009 Gov't St.
' "^_\?\>~- i US-!. 8. MANACF
MONDAY, 17th ol JULY
and his Superb Company,  including
Walter De Leon t_ Miss "Muggins'
Davies in a Magnificent Production
of the Ideal Comic Opera
The Toymaker
A little journey to the Land of Make-
Believe.    Beauty Chorus and
Company of 50.
Prices 25c to $1.50.    Seats
on sale now.
Harrison Grey Fiske
and the Manhattan Company in an
American Comedy
by Harry James Smith
Seats on sale Tuesday, July iS
Prices 50c to $2.00
Pupils   of   Leschitsky,   Kneisel,   Jes*
effy and Graduates of Paris Con-
servatorc of Music
A Violinist and a Pianist in a
talented musical offering
From    the    Imperial    Theatre,    St.
Petersburg, in the Akadiaka Dance
A Combination of Top-notch
Singing Comedians
The Graphaphone Girl
Drollest of Gymnastic Comedians
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
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A Bad Break
A new physician in a small town
got himself into a serious predicament soon after his arrival by his
Inability to remember names and
people. One day, while making out
a patient's receipt, his visitor's name
completely escaped him. But not
wishing to appear so forgetful and
thinking to get a clew, he asked her
whether she spelled her name with
an "c" or an "1."
The    lady    blushed    and    replied:
"Why Doctor, my name is Hill." THE WEEK,  SATURDAY. JULY 15,  1911
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper   and   Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at   1208  Government
Victoria, B. C,  Canada
Victoria in 1853
Historic Letter by Admiral
Moresby never before Published
The Editor of Thc Week:
Sir,—The following historical letter
relating to the early clays of Victoria
written, as the events happened, by a
young naval officer to his father who
was at the time commander in chief
on the Pacific station, and which letter
may be of great interest to many "old
timers" in our fair city, has been sent
to me for publication, with the
writer's permission, now Admiral
John Moresby (retired list) of Fare-
ham, Hampshire.
Victoria, nth February, 19n.
Letter from Admiral John Moresby
to his father, Admiral Sir Fairfax
Moresby, K.C.B., when the former
was gunnery lieutenant of H. M. S.
"Thetis" and his father commander in
chief on the Pacific Station:
H. M. S. "Thetis,"
4th February, 1853.
San Francisco.
My clear Father:—
We arrived here on the 2nd instant
after a stormy passage of nine days
from Victoria. I am perfectly bewildered with the immense number of
letters which 1 have received; I do
not know who to answer first ancl as
Captain Kuper has mentioned his intention of sailing tomorrow you may
imagine I am pretty busy. My first
care has been dear mother ancl I will
now endeavour to.give you a slight
outline of our proceedings since we
left here on the 5th October, 1852,
for Vancouver Island, where we arrived on the 17th of ttie same month,
the Langfords ancl the Staines being,
I think, the only people really glad
to see us return, excepting, by the
bye, the keepers of the grog shops
who have reaped a rich harvest from
our fellows.
As soon as the weather permitted
we unbent sails, sent topgallant masts
on deck, unrove everything except
thc standing rigging ancl prepared for
a severe winter which all the old settlers laughed at. Until the 26th November we had, generally speaking,
wet weather, but with, at times, three
or four lovely days together. In fact
very Plymouth-like sort of weather.
From this time colder weather set in
with frosty mornings but very enjoyable until thc snow fell in such quantities that it confined us in a great
measure to the ship. On Christmas
Eve the thermometer stood at 11 cleg,
which was thc lowest it ranged during our stay. I found the hest preventive against the cold was a jump
overboard every morning which kept
me in the best of health and entirely
free from colds, etc., which my companions suffered much from.
Directly after Christmas great preparations were made to send an expedition after two Indians who had
treacherously murdered a white man
near Victoria ancl then lied to then-
own tribes for protection, one of
them ahout thirty miles from Esquimalt and thc other about seventy.
There was a general cry for justice
at all hazards so the Governor arranged witb Captain Kuper to send a
force of 130, officers ancl men, from
thc "Thetis" with a few half-breeds
from thc Fort, the whole being under
the immediate direction of Governor
Douglas. Thc armed party embarked
in the Hudson's Bay Company's
schooner "Recovery," thc Governor
with a marine guard being in the
small II. B. steamer "Beaver," whicii
vessel was to tow the "Recovery."
Lieutenant Sansum was in military
'command with myself in charge of
small armed men and field piece,,
with eight other officers. Owing to
the   procrastination   of   the   II.   B.
Company it was the 4th January,
1853, before we fairly started taking
our launch, barge and pinnace in tow;
would that I had another clay to give
you a full description of this pleasant
and successful cruise, but I will do
what T can.
About twenty miles to the east of
Esquimalt we got amongst a most
lovely cluster of islands where in a
beautiful harbour we anchored for the
night. You are doubtless aware that
none of this part of the coast has
been surveyed and that for more than
one hundred miles along the east
coast of Vancouver Island in the Gulf
of Georgia is nothing but the finest
archipelago of small islands you can
imagine. On the morning of the 5th
we again weighed but the steamer
could not tow us against the strong
breeze which eventually compelled us
to anchor in another splendid anchorage. The next day we were more
fortunate and succeeded in anchoring
in Cowichan Bay, at the head of
which bay a river empties about as
large as the Thames at Windsor. On
the banks of this river the tribe of
one of the murderers is situated. The
Governor (who understands Indian
character perfectly) managed to see
the chiefs of the tribe and arranged
with them to hold a conference in
the morning, all the warriors to be
present, and they promised to bring
the murderer with them. The first
thing on the morning of the 7th we
started and landing all our force on
•1 plain, where there was some clear
ground and room for our men to extend, waited the coming of the Indians. They soon arrived with most
hideous noises of all sorts, horribly
painted and in their war dress; no
sooner had they landed (about 230)
than they took possession of some
neighbouring high ground, which, as
they all had muskets, looked suspicious. The Governor in the meantime
collected the chiefs round him with
about   fifty    warriors,    having   long
JllOJ  }SE3[   }B   JOJ   UI3l[}   qjIA  S3ipa3Cls
hours. All this time we were kept
in suspense with the pleasure of seeing the long barrels of the Indian
guns peering over rocks and stones at
us and you can fancy how our men
longed to get at them for we all
thought the talk would end in nothing, but at last to our great surprise
the murderer was quietly given up
ancl taken on board the "Beaver,"
thanks wholly ancl solely to the
Governor's coolness and forbearance
combined with his intimate acquaintance with the Indian character. What
a far better result than if it had
ended in our slaughtering the poor
Indians. The prisoner being safe,
presents were made to the chiefs and
we returned to our vessels.
On Sunday the 9th we continued
on our way to Nanaimo Bay, a distance of forty miles from Cowichan
where the tribe belonging to the
other murderer reside. Our course
lay through the most lovely channels, harbours and sounds that can
be conceived, everything looking
most beautiful in consequence of the
evergreen nature of the trees. We
anchored iu Nanaimo Bay late in the
afternoon. This is a place very similar to Cowichan, it being a large hay
with a fine river Sowing into thc
head of it. This is the place celebrated for the discovery of coal concerning which I will give you the
little information I was able to collect from the Superintendent of the
Works which are conducted on the
usual trifling scale or the Hudson's
Bay Company in all things save ancl
except the trade for skins; beyond
this trade for skins they have no two
ideas; if one could ouly Implant some
mercantile energy into them what a
colony for Old England this island
would bc. Six months have passed
since the coal was first mined here
and the company have at this moment only four labourers at work in
the mine nor havc they had any more.
These men, 1 believe, have worked
well, hut truly I was disappointed at
going to sec the "mines," as 1 thought
at first a mistake had neen made and
a common draw bucket well shown
me, hut 1 found thai: no mistake had
been made.    The "mine" consists of
a pit forty-two feet deep by eight feet
square with a windlass over the top,
ancl when I saw it it was full of water
to thc top. About forty tons of most
excellent coal was lying on one side,
the  produce   of   several   months'  la
bour, and altogether I believe about
four hundred tons have been shipped,
but this has been principally surface
coal. The superintendent, a most intelligent man, tells me he is sure of
the existence of immense quantities
of coal here. Newcastle island, which
forms part of the protection of the
bay, is known to be entirely of a
coal nature.
Until  Friday, the 14th of January,
we were  continually humbugged  by
the Indians promising to assemble as
at Cowichan, but they never did so.
On   this   day  we  proceeded   up   the
truly  magnificent   Nanaimo   river  in
our boats ancl took possession of one
of  the   villages  which  was   fortified
by a  regular  stockade some  twenty
feet in height; this we fully expected
to   have   to   storm,  but   after   much
parley again, through (he Governor's
address, we obtained peaceful possession, remaining there all night.    The
village is situated about a mile from
the head of the bay ancl thc entrance
to the river is full of shoals and rapid
currents   which   renders   it   even   to
small boats almost impossible of ascent except at the top of high water.
On the morning of the 15th we moved
further   up   and  took  possession   of
the murderer's village which was entirely deserted.    Here the  Governor
gave the Indians to understand that
unless  the   murderer  was   given  up
he would burn the villages and destroy    all    their    property.    In    the
meantime   we   received   information
that the murderer was at a small village close  to where the  ships were
lying.    One of our boats was immediately   despatched   with    the   half-
breeds  in  her  to  see  if they  could
catch him; if they succeeded two big
guns  were  to  be  fired  as  a  signal.
The remainder of us continued at the
village ancl after the lapse of about
two hours we heard the welcome signal of success.    It appears that the
half-breeds landed and fortunately at
once hit upon the murderer's track;
they tracked him a long distance in
the bush then clown a stream, found
he had swam a considerable distance
ancl   eventually   secured   him   hidden
under the roots of a tree when he
was   at   once   taken   on   board   the
"Beaver."   On Monday the 17th January,  a jury was assembled on .the
steamer  of which  1 was  a  member
and a formal trial took place, several
Indian   chiefs   being present.     Both
prisoners  fully  admitted  their  guilt,
telling  the  whole particulars  of  the
murder.   They were both condemned
to   be   hanged   the   same   afternoon.
When told the sentence the Cowichan
Indian turned pale but the other, a
remarkably fine looking savage, took
not the slightest notice of it.    In the
afternoon with all our boats manned
ancl armed, the prisoners were taken
to a clear piece of ground where a
gallows had been erected and there
hanged    in    the    presence    of    the
whole  tribe,  who  uttered  the   most
mournful yells and cries it has ever
fallen to the lot of men to hear.   I
little    thought    these    savages    possessed such feeling.
Neither of the murderers appeared
to care one bit for death; they walked
unconcernedly to the gallows and
stood, at least, ten minutes on the
scaffold without a limb trembling or
the least appearance at fear.
Our force had formed a hollow
square round the gallows. No sooner
was the execution over than we returned to our ships and the next day
in the morning left for Esquimalt
where we arrived on the morning of
the following clay, the 19th. We have
thus fully accomplished the object of
our expedition and in a far better
style than the "Daphne" or "Daedalus" under similar circumstances, but
no credit to us, for it was entirely clue
to the goocl management of the
Governor  (under Providence).
I will now, my clear father, say a
few words about the Island and its
government. First, the Governor I
fully admit has many excellent traits
in his character; he is kind, generous,
and to a certain extent well informed;
one trait in his character must on no
account be omitted—he never abuses
other people. This is, as you know,
a rare virtue on Vancouver Island.
The great drawback is his long absence from England, an absence spent
among persons and Indians whom he
has either governed himself or been
accustomed to see governed in a
most absolute manner.   This has ren
dered him, what he is not naturally,
despotic.    He thinks there can be no
reference against his will, forgetting
that  he  must be  guided  by  British
laws.    His   long residence   has  also
made him think that all settlers who
come out are able and ought to rough
it out in the same  style   (or rather
no style at all) which he has all his
life, been accustomed to, which, until
very  lately,  and is  now  in  a  great
measure, exceedingly rough. A strong
proof of this occurred only the other
clay, just before we sailed south, on
the  arrival of the  annual  ship with
156 emigrants, among them some very
respectable   families    (one   of   them
quite  the  Langford  style).    Now it
was  well  known   that   these   people
were coming out more than a year
before   their   arrival,   yet   not   the
slightest preparation had been made
for  them.    You  would  scarcely believe it, but these people were landed
at Fort Victoria on a miserable cold,
wet day, not a soul to receive them
or tell them v/here to go;   here on
the landing, women  ancl all, had to
remain for a couple of hours when at
last they were divided among some
log huts where they had to pig it out
as  best  they  could.    This  is  really
too bad and ought not to be.   I do
not   think   Mr.   Douglas   does   these
things wilfully, but they ought not to
be done at all.    The whole truth is
that the office of Chief Factor in the
Hudson's   Bay   Company,   especially
now that they have such a multiplicity   of   affairs   to   attend   to,   is   as
much  and more  than  any one man
can properly perform without having
a large staff to assist him in his own
office.   Now when  you  add  to  this
the   many   ancl   onerous   duties   of
Governor, whose policy is diametrically opposed to that of a Chief Factor,   where  is  the   man   living  who
could   honestly   ana   truly   perform
both duties.' It is known that great
and    extensive    discontent   prevails.
Even servants of the H. B. Company
have told me that it is too much for
even Mr. Douglas to carry out satisfactorily.    In my humble opinion if
England   wishes   to   secure   a   rich
colony fully able to more than pay
its own expenses thc whole state of
affairs, must be changed.
During the hard frost of last winter
Mr. Langford lost a large number of
sheep, but next winter he hopes to
be better provided for them with
hay. Old McCauley only lost about
a dozen. The latter _._tys you are the
prettiest Admiral he ever did see.
There wcre, I can assure you, some
aching hearts ancl red eyes when the
"Thetis"   left  Victoria,   thank  goodness mine was not among the number.    I have much to tell you when
we meet ancl I am thankful to say I
am   happy   ancl   comfortable,   but   I
leave it entirely to your arrangement
as  to my going to  England  in the
"Thetis" or not.
Believe me, my dear Father,
Yours, etc.,
That the Prince of Wales has
advised to wait until he  "come
age" before he comes to Canada.
* *   *
That Real Estate men cannot:
with minors.
* *   *
That someone has been fined
for "carrolling" on the Gorge R
* *   *
That the Rainbow boys refuse
sing "Hose-anna" at the departuri
Commander Stewart.
* *   *
Hose is man's excuse for wet!
the  walk,   and   woman's  excuse
walking in the wet.
Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By "The Gadfly"
That in starting a land breeze the
Times has been caught in a Gale.
* #   #
That in one of its editorial eruptions the Times calls the Colonist a
"purring canine." This is what comes
of  "feline"  for  Fort   Fraser's  "fur."
* *   *
That one has only to read our
evening contemporary to realise that
dogs bark; but it is letting the cat
out of the bag to say that clogs also
That when the Times' leader-writer
knows a little more of English he
may be able to read the Fort Fraser Land Company's original prospectus as it is written.
That hc will then see that it made
no  difference  to  the   "ultimate  purchaser" what price the vendors paid
the Government for the land.
*   *   *
That Victoria had a Grimason at
the Orangemen's procession on the
That thc "lying messages" Bill
MacDonald attributes to spiritual
are nothing to those a husband
his wife over the 'phone.
* *   *
That the  residents  in the  disl
object  to  "blasting"  at  Mount
mie.   We think it bad form anywl|
* *   *
That  the   Court  has  decided
Pastor Russell's performances ar<^
"religious meetings."   But who
think they were?
* *   *
That     the     Odd-fellows     prl
against work on Douglas street. \
protest against it anywhere.
■*•<   *   *
That the Mayor wants no
signs longer than eighteen inch!
lower than sixteen feet froml
ground.   Is he starting an optici|
* *   *
That Lord Kitchener's forthcol
marriage is mere Hearsey.
That we wonder if the famous|
eral will be able to establish
Rule in Egypt?
* *   *
That if a labourer had to be wl
of his hire, uo Hindu would en]
a City Counsellor.
* •*.    *
That in the wholesale mercll
competition in the Colonist for si
of increased trade, "Simon" c\{
more in a minute than the-
could have clone in a year.
That there is little left in the
cupine   district   but  insurance
* #   *
That  Alderman  H.  M.  Fullel
appeal for more lights in North
Park will be strenuously oppose|
* *   *
That the Broad Street Hall
by  Mr.  J.  A.   Bohnet   "cappecj
stories of the Pyramids.
* *   *
That the Forest Fires in Mi<|
were caused by American "HolJ
* *   *
That J. G. French is think]
letting his lions loose on the |
Saanich municipality.
* *   *
That the menagerie wants itsj
worth of food.
* *   *
Tllat some new "subdivision
Saanich will shortly be heard
* *   *
That a headline reads, "Vid
Fireman."    Nothing like practj
* *   #
That W. L. Courtney saysl
the harem skirt was worn in|
B.C."   That ought to kill it!
* #   *
That Bernard Shaw has statel
he doesn't remember having vl
himself—except the parts thatl
seen,—since his nurse used tol
for him. No wonder he is ill
"bad  odour!"
The following new books I
now on sale at the Standi
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Frederick A.  Stokes  Co.,
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July 6 to 12
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People in the coast cities are taking a greater interest in mines than
terly. One of the reasons may be that real estate, with its.high
ps, demands a larger sum of money to secure returns, ancl conse-
itly the small investor cannot participate to the sam extent that he
when it was half thc present price. There is much money in
city avalaible for investment, and, with goocl mining propositions
at hand, people begin to realize that money can be made in them.
Ithe best mining propositions have been secured by Americans;
i did not have real estate to lure them away, and good profits are
I made. On the local stock exchanges considerable trading is
; clone. It is interesting to note the new strike of high-grade ore on
|3ritannia mine on Howe Sound, not far from Vancouver. Opera-
have been going on tliere for some time, and now a large deposit
Ie has been reached. It is reported tliat Japanese are being em-
id at this mine to keep clown costs.
It is regrettable that the strike of the Crow's Nest coal miners is
.olonged. It is seriously interfering with the operation of the
enay and Boundary mines, and will also have a serious effect on
|uel supply of next winter. At the last regular meeting of the
of trade of Nelson the subject was introduced by Mr. F. A.
ey, who said that, as president of the Assoicated Boards of Trade
astern British Columbia, he had wired Hon. Mackenzie King,
ter of labour, asking if the government could not guarantee the
5 of the men, providing they return to work pending a final settle-
This action had been taken because of the serious aspects of tlie
I ion.   Tbe minister's reply was that he had insisted on early
lption of sittings of the board.    Mr. Starkey said he strongly
ired taking action to let the government and the conciliation board
of what serious import the question was to the Kootenay.   The
J'stion was made by another member to memorialize the govern-
I ancl that the government should operate the mines while waiting
settlement.   The opinion was also expressed that something was
Ig either with the Act or the conciliation boanl, as both sides
d with it, and objected to the admission of evidence which might
the case in the eyes of the public. It was decided to hold a
1 meeting to discuss the whole question.
.umber owners in British Columbia declare they have a goocl cause
rievance against the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The money
. being used to construct this line in Canadian territory is supnlrd
ery large extent by the people of Canada, yet every bit of lumber
in construction in the West is being bought in the United States.
»ril through one port of entry 22 carloads, averaging 20,000 feel
came in from Washington. For the week ending June 7th five
1 through Sumas, ancl for the week ending June 14th three car-
all for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. During May, tlie
for which were not secured, more went through. Since then a
ict for 8,000,000 feet has been let by the Grand Trunk Pacific to
ican mills. While business is fair in the lumber industry in
ji Columbia it is none too goocl that it cannot handle business of
ind. The owners feel they are entitled to some consideration in
itter, though it is along the same lines that the Dominion Govern-
tias treated the lumbermen of the West for seveiueen years,
ritish Columbians are looking for more railways.   On Vancoti-
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ver Island, with the extensions in prospect and the construction of the
Canadian Northern, sufficient lines for present needs will be soon in
operation. In Vancouver the agitation is afoot for a direct line to the
new Peace River country, and data will be gathered ancl submitted to
Premier McBride on his return witli the hope that the government will
see fit to assist the project in some material way, the suggestion being
by guaranteeing the interest on the bonds. The northern empire is a
vast tract, and it is felt by business men here that an independent line
of railway would do much toward bringing trade this way. In t!_e
Kootenay. a campaign for railway extension has been publicly suggested, which indicates the need for more lines. The Kootenay
evidently has had enough of existing lines, for the eyes of those inter-
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ested are on the newer lines, such as the Canadian Northern and the
Idaho, Washington and Northern. American lines are not slow to
take advantage of any trade opportunities that may offer, and already
Spokane capitalists have the survey ready for the construction of a
big loop line into the Similkameen district to divert more British
Columbia trade to that eastern Washington city.
(By Sir George Ross)
By the establishment of the Department of Trade and Commerce
a responsible minister is now charged with the supervision of the
commerce of Canada and the opening of new fields for its surplus
products. Substantially, Canada never had but two markets for her
products, viz., Great Britain and the United States. Out of a total
export trade in 1911 of $297,196,365, Great Britain received $137,158,-
711 and the United States $119,203,201, or together over 80 per cent,
of all Canadian exports.
Outside the United Kingdom Canada's best customer within the
Empire was the British West Indies, which received $4,590,736 of our
exports, and next wa s Australia, which received $3,925,592. Of
foreign countries, our best customer outside the United States was the
Argentine Republic, which received $3,021,728 of our exports. A
curious circumstance of our trade within the Empire is that, omitting
the United Kingdom, our exports and imports nearly balance each
other, our exports being $17,177,163 and our imports $19,548,170. Our
trade with foreign countries, however, exhibits very different results,
the exports being $142,860,491 and the imports $332,466,676, or,
omitting the United States, our exports were $23,657,290 and our
imports $47,521,937. Now, this condition of trade should not be
allowed to continue, as it involves the payment of this excess of imports
in gold instead of in natural or manufactured products.
Development of Export Trade a Gratifying Feature
That a vigorous effort is being made to develop our export trade
all over the world is one of the most gratifying features of modern
commercial conditions. And what the British Board of Trade has
been actively engaged in doing since the days of the Commonwealth,
Canada is now endeavouring to accomplish through the Department of
Trade and Commerce. The example of the United States in a similar
direction is also worthy of notice.
Ever since the formation of the Republic her consuls and consular
agents have been charged with the duty of supplying information
regarding trade opportunities in the different countries in which they
were stationed. It is true their duties were not exclusively commercial,
but their reports to Washington show how largely the commercial side
engages their attention. For instance, there are in Canada no fewer
than 112 American consuls ancl vice-consuls ready to report upon any
fresh opening for the sale of American goods. Does not this account
—apart from the effect of the high tariff against imports into the
United States—for the great disproportion between the imports from
and the exports to the United States?
With 112 consuls to inform American manufacturers of the wants
of Canada, the Americans sell in our markets goods to the value of
$284,934,739; and without any Canadian agent to advertise our goods
in the American market, we sell only $119,203,201, although the population of the United States is twelve times that of Canada.
Trade Commissioners for South America
And this brings me to consider the appointment of two trade commissioners for South America, one to be settled at Buenos Ayres, in
Argentina, and the other at Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.   With the rapid
development of the Argentine Republic we are not entering any too
soon into this new field of competition.   Argentina contains a population of nearly seven millions, and is fast becoming a strong competitor with Canada and the United States in the British market, particularly in wheat and cattle.   Out of a total trade last year of $722,-
000,000, Canada's share was only $5,870,000.   So soon as we receive
the reports of the new Trade Commissioner, now on his way to the
capital of the Republic, we will be in a better position to judge what
commodities are most in demand, and it will be for Canadian enterprise
to meet that demand promptly and efficiently.
With the steady growth of our industries, a foreign market must
foe found for the surplus of our factories if the Canadian artisan is to
find steady and remunerative employment. Argentina and Brazil
should take part of this surplus. The United States has seven consuls
■or vice-consuls in Argentina and twelve in Brazil. And it is worthy of
•consideration whether a single trade commissioner in each of these
countries will be able to meet satisfactorily the necessities of Canadian
commerce. We are making a beginning, and that is something to our
credit.—The Monetary Times.
The Credit Fonder Franco-Canadien, which has been in operation
in Vancouver since 1907, has now a local board to facilitate the acceptance of securities. It consists of Mr. H. T. Ceperley, of the firm of
Ceperley, Rounsefell & Company; Mr. William Murray, manager of
of the Canadian Bank of Commerce; Mr. T. McCaffry, manager of
the Union Bank of Canada, and Mr. A. C. Stirrett, the branch manager of the company. Mr. Stirrett has also under his management the
General Administration Society of Montreal, which also has French
capital for investment in legitimate enterprises outside of mortgage
The sockeye fishing season opened on June 20th, but with the
backward season fish are scarce. Preparations have been made for a
pack about the same as that of last year, between 700,000 ancl 800,000
cases. The total pack, including Alaska, is expected to be about
4,000,000 cases. On the Fraser River the pack is estimated to be
60,000 cases.
"Trade conditions in Great Britain never were better, and we are
now anxiously waiting to see the realization of the large harvest in
Canada, because it means much to the British investor," so said Mr.
Henry Brown, general manager of the Century Insurance Company,
Fire, Accident, Sickness
Bonds, Employer's Liability,
Guarantee and Fidelity
Green & Burdick Bros.
Phone 1518 Cor. Broughton & Langley St.
KINGSTON ST., close in, large two-story 8-roomed house on brick
foundation, with two full sized lots; rents for $40 per month.
Price $8,000.   Ternis, $2,000 cash, balance arranged.
ST. LAWRENCE ST., close to sea, three 6-roomed houses, 3 bedrooms in each. Price $3,150 each. Terms, $500 cash, balance $25
per month including interest.
COOK ST., close in, two lots on a comer, 120 feet square, with two
large houses renting for $100 a month, with an additional
expenditure of about $5,000; these houses would bring in $200 a
month. Price, $20,000. Ternis, one-third cash, balance I and 2
years at 7 per cent. This price is for a short time only; come
in and talk it over.
Telephone 2271
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on Application
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varied  selection and rang<|
prices    than    has    ever
shown in Victoria before.
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121 Yates St. Phond
Royal Bank ChambJ
Victoria, B. C.
Thomas Hoot
522 Winch Buildi
Vancouver, B. C. THE WEEK,  SATURDAY, JULY  15,  1911
'Edinburgh, Scotland. Mr. Brown is also a director of the National
nance Company, Limited, of Vancouver, B.C., and is on a business
to Canada.
The recent failure of several Canadian municipal issues on the
indon market Mr. Brown attributed to the low rate of interest. If
! rate on the issues had been a half to one per cent, more, there
uld probably have been little difficulty. There are so many coun-
es now borrowing in the London market that the investor is in a
ch better position to demand a higher rate of interest than he was
eral years ago. Public utilities bonds are what the British investor
ours most.   Several industrial issues have proved disappointing, but
investor has generally found that the public utilities are sound.
The Century Insurance Company has much money invested in
ada, and Mr. Brown believes that unbounded prosperity will be
)erienced throughout the Dominion in the near future.
Four parties of surveyors are now at work on tiie Port Mann
i'nsite.   A preliminary topographical survey is being made for the
of the landscape architect who will plan the subdivision and lay
the residential portion.
The Porcupine gold region has afforded some striking contrasts in
ting methods. Too many Canadians have entered the field with
ly notions as to what is their duty or with any well-defined idea
Ito the probable or final result of their operations. This has not
Tn peculiar to Porcupine, but has been seen in almost every camp in
rthern Ontario. In the new gold camp, the difference in methods
Tell illustrated. Our own countrymen are to a large extent wading
jhe mire of uncertainty and stock promotions, without qualified
lisers or managers, while the British interests have formulated a
[nite programme, and have the assistance of the best geologists ancl
Jing engineers.
'It is admitted that both pa.ties start at the same point. Both
fchase claims with slight knowledge of what is in store. Both sell
ling stock to the largely ill-informed mining public. Both are able
liise money in that way. It is in the expenditure of that money that
jfirst difference in methods is noted. In the majority of cases, the
|adian engages the ghosts of mining engineers and the shadows of
managers. Money is squandered. Real mining is at a discount.
bessful stock selling is often the end of the mine. The Gow Ganda
Ion has given a sorry example of these methods. Hundreds of
■sands of dollars have been wasted, with the result that those really
rested in the mining industry are none the wiser from a mining
It of view, while those who put up the money are much the poorer
lhave nothing to show for their money.
[Compare these ways to those adopted by the Bewick-Moreing
jests, as an example. They have hired the best engineers, including
iMaclaren, one of the best authorities, who is studying the character
lie deposits, and Mr. Williams, another excellent authority, who is
liarge of their property. Their areas will be given every possible
Ice to make goocl. If anything can be found and developed, it will
Bund and developed. In other words, the English stockholder will
|ven what the popular phrase terms a "run for his money." Thous-
of Canadian stockholders are not likely to be given even a walk
Iheir cash.
Jit is by no means desired to condemn all mines backed by Canadian
tests. Many in Cobalt and a few in Porcupine, including the
linger, are doing well and following the British methods, which
lire active, practical, persistent mining and well qualified engineers
(managers. So long as the Canadian company promoter, stock
r and alleged mining man utilizes the services of so-called mining
leers without qualification, so long will the legitimate mining
Itry be hampered ancl the stockholder fooled. To get the best
Its in mining, one must have the best practical and professional
(Interview with Mr. C. R. Hosmer)
JVIr. Charles R. Hosmer, president of the Ogilvie Flour Mills, ancl
■tor of the C.P.R., has just returned to Montreal from an extended
lo Europe, and in the course of an interview said:
j'l look forward with confidence to a year of great prosperity in
Ida. Just before leaving London I had a very interesting conver-
li with George Paish, of the London Statist. Paish also regards
meets for this year as very bright, because the wheat crops of
Ign producing countries, Russia, for instance, are very unpromis-
High prices, he thinks, will easily be obtained by farmers, because
Ipe will now of necessity look to the United States and Canada
Ktilarly for grain supply.
l'Just think of it," said Mr. Hosmer, "the prospective crop of
|00,000 bushels of wheat in our Canadian North-West at $1 a
means $200,000,000 to that section of Canada alone. Wouldn't
like a share of that ?   Good prices are bound to prevail, and even
[enty-five per cent, of this grand total were lost, that section would
produce 150,000,000 bushels, which would mean a great impetus
entire Dominion."
[Mr. Hosmer, in common with all returning Canadian financiers,
lof the intense interest taken by foreign capitalists in Canadian
lities. He was very much impressed with the class of immigrants
Iig to this country. Those who came over on tne same ship as
1:1 f, the Empress of Ireland, were a particularly desirable lot, ancl
just the people needed to help build up the country.
pf reciprocity Mr. Hosmer said: "I think English statesmen are
lally waking up to a realization of what closer relations with the
jd States must ultimately mean to England and the rest of the
|re, but the English feel that this is a matter whicii must be settled
anadians themselves, ancl nothing they can do will be of much
[The flow of English capital over here," said Mr. Hosmer, "is to
J extent accelerated by Lloyd George ancl his schemes for penal-
Icapitalists and land owners."
Glance at the map. Run your eye along Hillside Avenue and notice
the immense territory drained by this street. It taps the Uplands Farm,
which will be one of the most select residential districts of Victoria and whicii
is soon to be placed on the market, and it is also the quickest route from
Cadboro Bay. Notice these facts, ancl that it drains what will then be the
most heavily settled section inside the city limits. THEN BUY ON
We have the Exclusive Sale of many choice properties on this thoroughfare, that will net, inside the next thirty days, a handsome profit on the
prices asked today.
Two Lots between Blackwood and Cook, 50x120 each.   Price $3,000
Corner, 100x100, just east of Douglas; large 8-room house.   Price. .$15,000
52x120, just west of Douglas, with 6-room house.   Price is $5,500
Hillside, west of Fountain, 30x120, with 6-room house.   Price $2,200
Corner, valuable location, with buildings.   Price $15,000
50x135, with 7-room Modern House, east of Douglas.   Price $7,000
Chas. Pemy, mop.
Old Country Dry Goods
725 Yates Street Phone 1678
Children's Warm Dresses and Millinery, Mexican  Sun  Hats.
Phone  1139
Room 1, Royal Hotel Building,
Fort St.
City and Suburban Real Estate, Acreage at Sooke
and Saanich, at reasonable prices.
852 Yates St.
Candy, Stationery and Toilette
Ma..cs Stained  Glass out of Plain Glass
Has Removed to 721 Courtney Street
Opposite Alexandta Clnb Telephone 1146
Beckett & Major
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agents
Manufacturers' Importers
Shipping Agents for the G. S. "Tuladi," the Victoria, Sidney and
Islands Freight Service
Estates Managed Money to Loan Rents Collected
Building Lots       Acreage       Farm Lands
Houses for Sale and to be Let
1205 Langley Street, Victoria, B. C.
Res. Phone 2026 Office Phone 2967
P. O. Box 1522
E. A. STILES, Auctioneer & Valuer
has for disposal by Private Treaty the Historic Oak
Chest of the Kirke Family, once the property of'
Arnold Kirke, descendant of the first British Governor
0} Canada.   The chest bears the monogram and date,
A. K.   1681. -    -    _.
nog Fort St., Phone 214Q THE WEEK,  SATURDAY, JULY  15,  1911
!   ii
One of the latest business enterprises in the city of Victoria is that
now being conducted by the White Garage at 1218 Wharf Street. Mr.
C. F. M. Morphew, general agent for the White Company, states that
he expects to see Victoria one of the most liberal supporters of his
company on the Coast. "We have completed arrangements for 1912,"
he said to a representative of The Week, "with the White Garage to
handle our line and we have shipments of commercial cars on the way
now." It is understood that the White Garage will handle a complete
line of commercial cars, including taxi-cabs, ambulances, police patrols
and heavier chassis for every commercial use for 1912 and the demand
is at the present'time taxing the factory to the utmost capacity. With
Mr. J. E. Musgrave in charge and with a full equipment the White
Garage feels confident of being in a position to give patrons absolute
assurance of dependable service.
The new C. P. R. hotel in Calgary, upon which construction will
shortly begin, will be the most commodious ancl imposing hotel building
in Western Canada, and rank as one of the finest on the North American continent. It will be a thirteen storey structure, crowned with a
charming ancl thoroughly modern roof-garden. Its cost will be
£500,000.   The building will be erected immediately west and adjoining
the C. P. R. depot.       ,	
The Imperial Bank of Canada has opened another branch in Vancouver on Cordova street, in the building lately vacated by the Bank
of Montreal.
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HOLLYWOOD PARK, double comer, facing the sea, 110x130; magnificent site for a home.   Only  $1,900
FIVE-ROOM BUNGALOW, with two full-sized lots fronting on
two streets, good view of the sea  $3,800
LINDEN AVENUE—Modern two-story residence, with every convenience, well furnished, on lot 168x110, on easy terms.
Price  $10,000
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the building of the second largest city of
British Columbia, having more varied and
important   natural   advantages   than   Spokane.
Seven  railroads  building  and projected.
One hundred million dollars (estimated)
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Millions of agricultural acres waiting for
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Grand Trunk Pacific
The _ construction of the new transcontinental railway—the Grand Trunk
Pacific—is to-day opening up new towns that in the very near future will be
large and important cities. Just as the advent of the pioneer transcontinental
line—The Canadian Pacific—opened and built up divisional points such as
Brandon, Regina, Calgary, Lethbridge, etc., so will the new line of the Grand
Trunk make large divisional points of the towns we now orrer for sale.
We have secured the agency from the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY CO. for the towns mentioned below and the shrewd investors who can
recognize the many advantages for investment in these towns at the prices of
today, will share in the large profits that will accrue as a result of their rapid
development. Not other investment is so safe and profitable, and if you want
to get your portion of the wealth Western Canada's development is creating,
take advantage of this opportunity now before it is too late.
Prices of lots iri all of these divisional points are $75, $100, $150, $200, $250
and $300 on easy monthly payments, no interest and no taxes till 1912, with a
5 per cent, discount for cash.
MELVIJ.LE—The first Saskatchewan divisional point on the G. T. P. and
the largest new town on the line between Winnipeg and Edmonton. Located
in a _ rich agricultural district, an important railroad and distributing centre.
Melville bids fair to become one of tbe important cities of Western Canada.
WATROUS—The mecca of the health seeker, situate near the shores of
the famous Little Manitou Lake, and in the centre of one of the finest farming
sections of Saskatchewan.
BIGGAR—The opportunity of opportunities, located in the heart of „
wonderfully rich and fertile agricultural district, and with railway facilities that
guarantee a future, being not only one of the most important Grand Trunk
Pacific divisional points on the main line between Winnipeg and Edmonton, but
is the junction of the branch lines of tlie Grand Trunk Pacific to Battleford
and Calgary, which will lie hurried to completion at an early date. The C. P. R.
runs through Biggar, and all C. P. R. trains stop there.
TOFIELD—The terminus of the branch line from Calgary, situate near the
shores of the Beaver Lake. The discovery of natural gas and of clay, and having .
at its door several square miles underlaid with lignite coal, promise the development at  Tofield of important  manufacturing industries.
EDSON—The last prairie divisional point on main line of Grand Trunk
Pacilic, and the gateway to the Peace River Country. Rich in natural resources,
Edson lots fulfill every requirement for safe and profitable investment.
REMEMBER THE PRICES, $75.00 to $300.00, and terms of one-tenth cash
and balance in nine equal monthly payments—no interest.
Pemberton & Son
Exclusive Agents for Victoria and Vancouver
We desire to announce that we have opened offices in Rooms
304 and 305 Bailey Building, Handling, Seattle, Wash., handling
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Cotton, strictly on a Commission Basis,
in the various markets of the world. Mr. Carl L. Miller, who has
long been connected with important brokerage f.rms in the west,
will be in charge.
We are members of the Chicago Board of Trade. Our
Eastern correspondents are S. B. Chapin & Co., and Logan &
Bryan, of Chicago and New York, members of all Exchanges.
Private leased wire connections enable quick dispatch in handling
all business intrusted to us for execution.
Having carried on a successful brokerage business in Victoria,
B.C., for the past io years, we refer you to any bank, firm or
individual of that city as to our standing and integrity.
Frank  W.  Stevenson
Walter   H.   Murphey
Seattle, March 6, 1911.
Iron the Easy Way
No need to hunt around for something to set the "Hotpoint" on—its stand is
attached—just tip it up—and the stand is always cool.
The "Hotpoint" is always ready—connect to any electric light socket in the
house or on the veranda, turn the switch ancl commence ironing—no waiting
—no bother—almost before you  realize you have been working at all, the
ironing is finished.
No risk, danger, trick or knack in using a "Hotpoint"—you can't positively
get a shock.
With a "Hotpoint" the handle is always cool.   A heavy asbestos pad in the top
of the iron directs the heat downward to the working face—this feature also
reduces operating expense.
FREE TRIAL TO VICTORIAN  LADIES—Call   or  send  your   name  and
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Another "Barney"
at the Coronation
With Apologies to Rev. Thos. Barham and the Ingoldsby Legends
[he following' letter has heen re-
led by the Nelson Daily News
|'n Judge Forin, now in England:
is  a strenuous  time in  London
In at present, but my promise to
le to you has been on my con-
Ince and this will relieve it.
■he glamour of London grips one
In you come within her borders,
[ster  may claim  its ancient  (and
Ivated)  walls;   Stratford-on-Avon
•Shakespeare and his much reno-
ld  house with   a   guide  in  every
I of the sixty perky rooms, War-
has a small remnant of ancient
Is   and   a  very   modern   beguiled
J bespangled suite of rooms which
|for show purposes only, with two
little electric lights, very modern,
|sted to make the pictures and gilt
pretty, and the guide kow tows
[tately when he gets his "bob" and
inclines his head when common
pies  rattle  in  his  hand,  his  pressors left   an   estate   of  £75,000
ling gained by showing the folks
I touch of life was given to War-
castle by seeing in the distance
of the ladies of the household
dug   their   morning   cigarettes;
would have been an explosion
lthe powder on their faces been
|n  explosive nature.    I  hear the
old castle brings in   £6 a day
owners.    What would Chester
without   her   walls,   ancient   and
fern,   Stratford-on-Avon   without
|ie Shakespeare, the butcher's son,
/arwick castle without its ancient
Irs. aiid   modern   show   rooms?
ling  but  wayside  villages.    But
lion the great is greater on this
|day of June, 1911, than she ever
This is the climax in her his-
A   writer   in   this   evening's
Is says:   "I have never seen such
Tht before.   This morning I have
led for three hours in the heart
london ancl the marching multi-
grow thicker and thicker and
Iquadruple   lines   ot'  motor   cars,
|ages and buses move more and
slowly and come to a dead stop
|equent intervals."
No "Butters-in"
le stranger and tenderfoot in the
having a rueful time. The po-
liave not time to answer ques-
they are too busy controlling
I street vehicles, and so thc
|is of worried, perplexed visitors
een on every corner reading the
signs and wondering which
to turn, but turn which way they
lhey meet the great currents of
Inity crowding in on them. It
Irule of the street in this town
Id "butt in," for two reasons, that
fbody is warned by the guide
to beware of "butters-in," and
Idly, one has no time; it keeps
intsy getting to his own destina-
pidents are happening by the
The ambulance comes up and
|icarest hospital gets the victim,
for him if he has friends about
lentify the injured one or if he
Ise enough to have his London
Iss  in  his  hat   or  notebook  or
I what hospitals! Great squares
Jildings like St. Thomas', Grey's,
Bartholomew's, and a dozen of
institutions, besides scores of
|ng homes. But this is no time
|ink of hospitals. The enchant-
of the greatest pageant ever
■ in the world's history is on us.
Jcture London as she is "the clay
le" would take an artist's hand
Inany folios.
J day a mass of colour, red predating, blue, white, yellow,
Ic, and every other colour known,
lanners, stringers, bunting and
on buildings, on poles, towers
Iteeplcs; from windows and balls; the guilds and traders of an-
1 privilege ancl great wealth con-
lg for first place against thc rail-
Imunicipal and legislative corpor
ations to  decorate more gorgeously.
By night millions of many coloured
lights are burning, here a glittering
spire outlined, there a turret, here the
Royal Exchange ablaze and opposite
it with equal splendour is the Mansion House.
Mile on mile of such decorations
meet the eye; it is the grandest sight
of the kind ever presented. Tomorrow is the coronation. It is raining
now but it is better, for the streets
have been dry and dusty for days,
and the morning, we hope, will bring
sunshine to welcome the coronation
of a king who is steadily growing in
favour as a most worthy successor to
the best of our rulers.
"Dressed Like a Guy"
I will go down to thc Abbey and
see the ceremony, although it is
much against my will that I must
dress like a guy in a black velvet full
court dress and cocked hat, but when
I get through with it I can give his
worship Mayor Selous some pointers
and may lend him my suit to receive
the Duke of Connaught in. I am
sure from what I hear of some of the
music halls here that he would be in
clover if he were over, as he is an
accepted judge in that line. I must
close ,but may lind time to write later
on and give an impression of the
coronation ceremonies at the Abbey
church of St. Peter.
To the Editor of The Daily News:
Sir,—I have read with much gratification Judge Forin's tetter in today's
issue. As a patriotic. Englishman I
cannot sufficiently thank the judge
for his generosity and self-abnegation
in doing violence to his feelings and
donning the much despised court suit.
I tremble to contemplate the disastrous consequences to the British empire and its august monarch had his
honour the judge refused to make a
"guy" of himself for the empire's
Would the coronation have been
postponed or dispensed with, or perchance would His Majesty have declined the crown altogether if the
ceremony were not graced by the
presence of his honour.
The judge's personal remarks regarding my unworthy self fill me with
peculiar gratification. When one is
not particularly good oneself it is
surely most uplifting to know that
one is present in the thoughts of the
Great, the Good, the Pure. I accept
with heartfelt gratitude his honour's
offer of the loan of his cast-off clothing and in return will beg him to
accept my copy of thc Merirtt Herald
of May 26, which contains the following appreciation of his honour's
many virtues.
"A Miscarriage of Justice"
"We have no hesitation in declaring
that Judge Forin of Nelson is a disgrace to the bench. The attitude of
Pharisaical priggishncss which he
adopted in his misguided endeavour
to prevent the performance in Nelson
of that painfully innocuous musical
comedy, 'The Queen of the Moulin
Rouge' will be remembered by many
and he has now shown that his heart
is as bad as his head by a sentence
of outrageous severity, which displays
to the full his mediaeval outlook upon
life. There used to be a pleasant custom in the middle ages of burying
a suicide at midnight ai a cross roads
with a stake through his heart and
there still remains—a blot upon thc
statute book—a certain mediaeval enactment punishing attempted suicide
with imprisonment. This statute obviously dates from the times when the
labourer was the chattel of his lord
and master ancl suicide or attempted
suicide was therefore a combination
of malicious mischiet and grand larceny. The law is one whicii is generally allowed to remain a dead letter in this day and generation, and
advisedly so, but occasionally we
meet with a judge with the temper
of a Jeffreys and the heart of a Pharisee who enforces it and punishes it
to the limit. Such a one is Judge
Forin. Thc case we refer to is that
of F. H. Taylor, an English labourer,
who, for attempted suicide, was sentenced by that paragon of clemency
and wisdom to two years' imprisonment in New Westminster, the maximum sentence for the offence. It was
pleaded in extenuation that Taylor
had been suffering from rheumatic
fever which had induced insomnia,
and it was shown that he had attempted suicide to escape from the
agonizing tortures which he was suffering and the torment of sleepless
nights. The plea availed him nothing
with the stony-hearted bigot who sat
on the bench and he was given the
maximum penalty which the law allows. It was also brought out that
the accused had a wife and family in
England. Whether they are dependent on him or not, we do not know,
but as labourers' wives are not usually
possessed of private means, it is only
fair to suppose that they are, and we
would like to know how they will
fare for the next two years. We believe that Judge Forin is a leading
light in one of Nelson's Sunday
schools. One wonders if he ever
reads the New Testament. Another
thought that occurs to us is what
sentence he would have pronounced
had the prisoner been some prominent young society woman of Nelson
instead of a fever-racked, toil-worn
"shovel-stiff.' Thc learned judge's
reasoning seems to Tiave been: You
are poor. You are sick. You were
so tired of your life that you decided
to put an end to it. This is a horrible offence against society and we
shall therefore punish you by branding you as a felon and shutting you
up for two vears.
"We do not know Judge Forin and
we are not of a vindictive disposition,
but we do hope that before he dies,
he may be able to find out by personal
experience, just what rheumatic fever
combined with insomnia feels like.
Of.course in his case he would have
proper nursing and the best of medical attention and when he was convalescent instead of being dead broke
and having to hunt a job, he would
be able to go down to southern California or elsewhere for a change of
climate. Under no conditions, therefore, can he suffer what his victim
did, but some slight approximation of
those sufferings might work wonders
in opening his eyes to the fact that
what the church regards as a sin
should not necessarily be punished by
the law as a heinous crime in the
twentieth century.
"In conclusion we wish to offer our
sincerest apologies to Judge Forin if
the account of the trial in the Vancouver News-Advertiser, from which
we glean our facts, has led us into
doing him an injustice. If, however,
that account is correct, we believe
that two petitions ought to be circulated in the Nelson district, one
praying for a free pardon for Taylor
and the other praying for the removal
from the bench of a man for whom
there is no longer any sphere of judicial usefulness, now that the Spanish
Inquisition has ceased to exist."
Hoping that his honour will consider this a fair exchange.
Nelson, July 6, 1911.
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will bc inserted whether
signed by the real name of thc writer
or a num de plume, but tbe writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides, tn no
case will it bc divulged without  consent.
Victoria, B.C., July 6, 1911.
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—We send you a copy of
letter we have sent to the Mayor and
Chief of Police of Victoria respectively, relating to ladies presiding in
Chinese gambling houses in Victoria,
as a draw for working and young
men, causing them to disregard their
wives, parents and children.
Would you kindly do us the favour
of publishing this in your paper?
Yours respectfully,
1709 Government St.,
Victoria, B.C., July 6, 1911.
To His Worship the Mayor of Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—At a gambling house called
the Labor Club, 558 Fisguard Street,
second storey, another at 565 Fisguard Street, called the Yotting Club,
second storey, and another at 54*5^
Cormorant Street, called the Empire
Club; at each of these places is a
Chinese lady to preside so as to draw
the Chinese labourers, and young
men; they lose all their money, and
the "Bank" wins all; they run every
day from twelve o'clock noon till two
o'clock in the morning, Saturday and
Sunday being the busiest (lays with
This custom does the people very
much harm, as the gambling house
gets all their money instead of its
being sent to the parents, wife and
children for food and clothes.
We would earnestly entreat your
worship to have this stopped at once
as to the ladies.
We are,
Yours respectfully,
Parliament Buildings,
Great Smith Street,
London, S.W.,
The Editor The Week:
Sir,—A meeting was held on June
20th at the offices in Parliament
Buildings, Westminster, London, to
welcome Mr. A. E. Hepburn, the organizer of the Vancouver Branch and
to discuss other important matters
in connection with Canada generally
and the other Dominions beyond the
Amongst those present were Major
General Sir Ronald Lane, the Chairman, Lord Saye & Sele, Major-Gen-
eral Sir Frederick Benson, Colonels
Maude, Balfour, Barnet and Pollock,
Major J. Hussey Walsh, Mr. Frank
Deverell and Mr. Ccammell, Secretary, etc.
This League is under the direct
patronage of II. R. H. the Duke of
Connaught and many other distinguished people, including Lord
Roberts, who is the President.
The discussion chiefly turned upon
the ways and means of getting ex-
Servicc men of "exemplary" and
"very good" character out to British
Columbia, the cost being so much
greater than to other parts of Canada, and even Australia where certain concessions are granted in many
A deputation waited upon the Premier of British Columbia, the Hon.
Richard McBride, on the following
day; the deputation consisted of Lord
Saye & Sele, Major-Gcneral Sir Frederick Benson, Major W. Hussey
Walsh and Mr. Scammell. The deputation was introduced to the Premier by Mr. Hepburn. Mr. McBride
received these gentlemen in a most
cordial manner, saying that on his
return to British Columbia he would
go into the matter most carefully
and would do all in his power to overcome some of the difficulties alluded
Member of Executive  Council.
Reports are received from thoroughly reliable sources that the dynamiting of trout on a wholesale scale
is proceeding without interruption
from the Dominion authorities, in the
vicinity of Oyster river. Similar
violations of the law, although ou a
smaller scale are reported from Seymour and Lynn creeks, in the vicinity of Vancouver. Nowhere this
season or in the past, have the federal authorities displayed any apparent activity in the protection of tlle
game fish of the province, an exceptionally valuable asset, although
measures are taken for the safeguarding of the commercial fishes and the
punishment of those who transgress
the laws provided for their preservation.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
December, 1907, covering a parcel of land
situated at St. Vincent Bay, Jervis Inlet,
formerly held under 'limber License No.
40624, is cancelled and the said lands will
be open for location by pre-emption at midnight on Friday, October 13th, 1911.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., sth July, 1911.
july 15 oct   7
Province of British Columbia
NOTICE is hereby given that all Public
Highways in unorganized Districts, and all
Main Trunk Roads in organized Districts are
sixty-six feet wide, and have a width of
thirty-three feet on each side of tbe mean
straight centre line of thc travelled road.
Minister of Public Works.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., July 7th,  1911.
july  15 ' oct 14
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
December, 1007, over Lots Nos. 10183 and
10184, Group one, Kootenay District, whicii
have oeen surrendered uut of Timber License No. 32590, is cancelled, and the said
lands will be open to location by pre-emption
only   at   midnight   on   Friday,   13th  October,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 5th July, 1911.
july 15 oct   1
District of Coast, Range 1
TAKE   notice   that   I,  Thomas  S.   Annan-
dale,  of  New   Westminster,  B.C.,  occupation
Grocer,   intends   to   apply   ror   permission   to
purchase   the   following   ucscribed   lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 2 miles
in   a   nortn-easterly    direction   from    Anna
Mclntyre's  south-east  corner  application  for
purchase;    thence   west   80   chains;   thence
north   80   chains;   thence   east   80   chains;
tbence   south   80   chains   to   point   of   commencement,   containing   640   acres,   more   or
Dated   17th   day   of   May,   ion.
Charles B. Stark, Agent.
June 24 aug 19
District of Coast, Range 1
TAKE  notice  htat  1,  Anna   Mclntyre,  of
Vancouver,  B.C., occupation School Teacher,
intends to apply  for permission to purchase
the   following  described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted immediately adjoining Hope
Parks' south-east cornei  application for purchase—thence   east   80   chains;   thence   north
80   chains;   thence   west   80   chains;   thence
south  80 chains to  point of commencement,
containing (140  acres, more or less.
Dated   i6tb  day of  May,   1911.
Charles   1).   Stark,  Agent.
June   24 aug 19
WATER   ACT,    1909,   AND   AMENDING
Notice   Under  Section   87
Vancouver Island Power Company, Limited,
ntends to apply to the Licutcnant-Governor-
in-Council, on Friday, the 28th day of July,
1911, at the Parliament Buildings, Executive
Chamber, at the hour uf eleven o'clock in
the forenoon, or so soon thereafter as the
I.ieutenaiil-Govcrnor-in-Council may appoint
for approval of its proposed undertaking
and works ill Malahat District, at Trout
Lake, near thc bead waters of one branch
of the Jordan River, East of the Jordan
Meadows in pursuance of, and in exercise of
and utilization of the license issued to the
said Company, on the twelfth day of July,
1910, and numbered 1902. Maps and plans
of the said proposed undertaking and works
will be open for public inspection and may
bc seen on any day following this Notice
within oflice hours at the office of tbe Honourable, the Provincial Secretary, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
By  A.  T. Goward,   Local  Manager.
Dated  this  20th  day  of June,   A.D.   1911.
june 24 july 22
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John Davis, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends
lo apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at
a post planted about 80 chains south of the
south-east corner of Lot 331; thence 80
chains east; thence 80 chains south; thence
80 chains west; thence 80 chains north to
point of commencement and containing 640
acres,   more   or   less.
Dated   lune   isl,   1911.
july   1 aug 26
District  of  Coast,  Range  II
TAKE notice that Henry Woods, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Bookkeeper, intends
lo apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at
a post planted about 40 chains north of the
north-west corner of Lot 329; thence south
40 cliains to the northwest comer of lot
329; thence west 40 chains; thence soutli
40 chains; thenee west 40 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 cliains to
point of commencement and containing 480
acres,  more or less.
Dated   June    isl,   1911.
July  1 aug 26
District of Coast, Range I
TAKE notice Ihal Robert Swords, of, Vic-
loria,   B.C.,   occupation   .Manager,   intends  to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
posl   planted   on   the  north-west   corner  of  a
small    Island   at    the   north-west    corner _of
Jennis    Bay.    Drury    Inlet,    and   embracing
whole of   Island;  containing   I   acre, more or
Daled   Mav   181I1,   1911.
July 15 sept 9 10
THE  WEEK,   SATURDAY,  JULY   15,   1911
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over vacant Crown lands in Cariboo District, situated on the South Fork
of the Fraser River, notice of which, bearing date of June 26th, 1907, was published
in the British Columbia Gazette dated
August 29th, 1907, is cancelled in so far as
ti.e same relates to lands surveyed as Lots
numbered 3.040. 3>o4oA, 3.039. 3.049. 3,042,
3.0SI. 3.052, 3,043. 3.041. 3,045. 3.044> 3,o77.
3,076, 3,082, 3,078, 3,079, 3.o8o, 3,081,
3,088, 3,085, 3,086, 3,o87A, 3,087,
3,099, 3.100, 3,089, 3,108, 3,112, 3,129,
3,132. 3,132, 3.133, 4.135. 3,124. 3,035*
3,036, 3.038, 3,046, 3,047. 3.054A,
3,o57, 3,053. 3.084,  3,097,  3,io5
3,096, 3,098, 3,106, 3,102, 3,103, 3,09oA,
3,090, 3,111, 3,115, 3,124. 3,125, 3,126, 3,ngA,
3.119, 3,"6, 3,109, 3,110, 3,104, 3,107, 3.046A,
3,059, 3,048, 3,055. 3,056, 3.066, 3,o6sA, 3,063,
3,062, 3,061, 3,060, 3,058, 3.065, 3,067, 3.064,
3,069, 3,070, 3,071, 3,073. 3,o68, 3,072, 3,075,
3,074, 3.092, 3.094, 3,093, 3.093A, 3,113, 3,H7,
3.120, 3,123, 3,127, 3,i3i, 3,128, 3,122, 3,121,
3,118,  and  3,114.
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Department  of  Lands,
Victoria,  B.C.,  May   26th,   1911.
June 3 sept 2
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing by reason of the notice published
n the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
December, 1907, over lands situated on one
of the Islands in the Pearce Group of
Islands, Rupert District, formerly covered
by Timber Licence No. 27806, is cancelled
and that the said lands will be open to
location by pre-emption only, after midnight
on July 13th,  1911.
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Lands   Department,
Victoria,  tf.C, April  ioth,  1911.
apl 15 July 15
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over certain lands in Range 5,
Coast District, notice of which bearing date
of July 13th, 1908, and December 17th,
1908, were published in the British Columbia
Gazette in the issues of July 16th, 1908, and
December 17II1, 1908, respectively, is cancelled in so far as tbe aame relates to lands
surveyed as the cast half and north-west
quarter section 8, west half section 8 and
north-east quarter section 9, section 14,
north half and south-east quarter section
15, north half and south-west quarter section
16 and section 17, fractional nort hhalf section 18, sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36,
all in township 18, Range 5, Coast District.
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.C., June   16th,   1911.
june 24 sept 21
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that irederick Richard Wilson, of Vancouver, B.C., occupaton Fitter,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands :—Commencing
at a pest planted at the intersection of the
north-west corner of L,ot 330 and the east
boundary of Lot 329; ihence north 40»
chains, more or less, to the north-east corner
of Lot 329; thenc east 40 chains; tiience
north 40 cliains; thence east 40 chains:
thence scutli 80 chains; to the north-east
corner of Lot 330; thence west 80 chains,
more or less, along the north boundary
of Lot 330, to the point of commencement,
and   containing  480   acres,   more   or   less.
Dated  June   1st,   1911.
july   1 aug 26
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that William Taylor, of Vancouver, II.C., occupation Painter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following deserihed lands;—Commencing at a
post planted about 80 chains south of the
south-east corner of Lot 331 ; tl.ence 80
chains north; thence 80 chains west along
the south boundary of Lot 321 ; thence 80
chains south; thence 80 chains east to point
of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more   or   less.
Dated   lune   ist,   1911.
july   1 aug 26
District of Coast,  Range 11
TAKE notice that John MacFarlene, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about 40 chains north of
thc north-east corner of Lot 217; thence 4.0
chains south to the north-east corner of
Lot 21' ; thence 40 chains' west; thence 40
ehains south; thence 40 chains west; thence
80 chains north; thence 80 ehains east to
point of commencement, containing 480 acres
move or less.
Dated   Tunc   1st,    1911.
july   1 aug 26
District of Coast, Range IT
TAKE notice that Harry Simpson, of Vancouver,   B. C, occupation   Labourer,   intends
to   apply    for   permission    to   purchase   the
following   described   lands:—Commencing   at
a  post   planted  at  the   north-west   corner   of
Lot 329; thence east 80 chains; thence north
40   chains;   thence   west   80   chains;   thence
south  40  chans  to point  of  commencement,
containing 320 acres, move or less.
Dated   June   ist,   1911.
july 1 aug 26
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Thomas Wilson, of Vancouver, B.C., occupaton Boiler Maker, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at the north-east corner of Lot 331; thence
80 chains east; thence 80 chains south;
thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains
north along thc east boundary of Lot 331
to point of commencement, and containing
640  acres,  more  or less.
july   1 aug 26
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Crown lands in the Lillooet
District and in the Kamloops Division of
Yale District, notice of which was published in the British Columbia Gazette, dated
May 5th, 1910, is cancelled in so far as
the same relates to the lands in Lillooet
District surveyed as Lots numbered 1,833,
1,832, 1,831, 1,830, 1,820, 1,821, 1,822, 1,823,
i,8t8, 1,819, 1,809, 1,806, 1,810, 1,811, 1,817,
1,816, 1,813, 1,655, 1,654, 1,640, 1,639, 1,638,
1,641, 1,653, 1,652, 1,6651, 1,643, 1.642, 1,791.
1,644, 1.645. 1,646, 1,647, 1,648, 1,649, 1,829,
1,828, 1,826, 1,826, 1,824, 1.425 A, i,43oA,
1,629, 1,631, 1,617, 1,622, 1,637, 1,636, 1,635,
1,634, 1.614, 1,615, and 1,616.
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Department of  Lands,
Victoria,   B.C.,   May   26th,   1911.
june 3 sept 2
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that William Christie, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Engineer, intends to apply for permission. to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 80 chains south
of tbe south-east corner of Lot 331; thence
80 chains north; thence 80 chains east;
thence 80 chains soutb; tbence 80 chains
west to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated  June   ist,   1911.
july    1 aug 26
Roadways,   Curbs,   etc.,   Court   House,
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for Roadways, Curbs, etc.. New Courthouse, Vancouver," will be received by the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works up to
noon of Monday, 17th day of July, 1911,
for the construction of Roadways, Curbs,
etc.,  of the   New   Court-house,   Vancouver.
Plans, specifications, contract and forms
of tender may be seen at the offices of
Messrs. Dalton lS: Eveleigh, architects, Davis
Chambers, Vancouver, and thc Department
of   Public   Works,   Victoria.
The firm whose tender is accepted will
have to deposit with their tender an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works, for a sum equal to ten per
cent, of the amount of their tender, within
three days of notification of acceptance of
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed with
the actual signature of the tenderer, and
enclosed   in   the   envelopes   furnished.
The lowest of any tender not necessarily
Public  Works  Engineer.
Department   of   Public   Works,
Victoria, B.C., 30th June,  1911.
july 8 july 15
Addition, Parliament Buildings
TAKE notice that I, Jennie R. Crawford,
of Spokane, Wash., occupation Marred Woman, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 60 chains
distant and in a southerly direction from
thc south-cast corner of Lot 272, being J.
R. C.'s S. E- Corner; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence west 40
ehains; thence north 20 chains; theuce east
80 chains; thence soutb 60 chains to place
of commencement, and containing 320 acres,
more or less.
The   purpose   the   land   is   required   for   is
agrcultural   purposes.
Dated   June   7,   1911.
By Guy D. Drancker.
july 1 aug 26
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over certain lands situated in
Range 5, Coast District, notice of whicii
bearing date of December 17th, 1908, was
published in thc British Columbia Gazette,
in the issue of December 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so far as thc same relates to
lands surveyed as the north half and southwest quarter section 9, north half section
10, north half and south-cast quarter section 11; sections 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 ami
30, all in township 19, range 5, Coast Dil*
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.C., June   16th,   1911.
june 24 sept 21
Distrct   of   Cowichan
TAKE notice that Christina MacKenzie,
of North Saanich, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on thc northwest end of an island know nas "Hood
Island," situate about 400 feet south of
"Portland Island"; thence following the
coast line to the point of commencement,
the purchase to include the whole island,
containing   three  acres,  more  or  less.
Dated  Tunc 26th,   ton.
july   1 aug 26
District of  Cowichan
TAKE notice tbat Reginald George
Conwyn MacKenzie, of North Saanich, occupation Barrister-at-law, intends to apply for
permission to purchose the following described lands:—Commencing on the northwest end of an unnamed is.and, situate
about 200 feet south-cast of "Portland
Islands," and north of the Tortoise Island;
thence following the coast line to the point
of commencement, the purchase to include
the whole island, containing two acres, more
or less.
Dated  June   26th,   1911.
Reginald George Conwyn MacKenzie.
july   1 aug 26
SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Addition, Parliament Buildings," will be received
by the Honourable the Minister of Public
Works up to noon of Tuesday, the 15th day
of August, 1911, for the erection and completion of an addition to the Parliament
Buildings,   Victoria.
Drawings, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender, may bc seen on and after
the 15th day of July at thc offices of the
Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver; the
Government Agent, New Westminster; and
the Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Intending tenderers can, by applying to
the undersigned, obtain one copy of the
drawings and one copy of the specifications,
by depositing a marked cheque for $500;
said deposit to be refunded on the return
of drawings and  specifications with tender.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made
payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works, in the sum of $25,000, which shall
bc forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to do
so. The cheques or certificates of dposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
to them upon the execution of the contract.
The successful tenderer shall furnish a
bond of a guarantee company satisfactory
to thc Minister of Public Works, equal
to ten (10) per cent, of thc contract
amount, for thc date fulfilment of the contract.
Tenders will not bc considered unless made
out on thc forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed   in   the   envelopes   furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public Works Engineer.
Department   of   Public   Works,
Victoria,   B.C.,  28th  June,   1911.
july 1 aug 12
District of Renfrew
TAKE   notice   that   The   Michigan   Pacilic
Lumber Company, Limited, of Victoria, B.C.,
having  its   head   office   for   British   Colunilia
at   1114   Langley   St.,   intends   to   apply   for
permission   to   lease  the   following   described
lands:—Commencing at  a post  planted  midway   on   the   shore   line   between   the   S.   E-
and S.  W.  corners of Lot  77,  Renfrew  District ;    thence   south  80  chains;   thence   west
44   chains;   tbence   north   80   chains;   thence
east following the  shore line  of lots  76 and
77,  Renfrew   District, to point of commencement, containing 350 acres, more or less.
Dated 26th May,  1911.
By its agent, H. A. Hoard,
june 3 July 29
District of Rupert
TAKE notice that Evelyn* Marjory Squire
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on the shore of Quatsino
Sound, about 90 chains distant and in a
south-westerly direction from the S. W. corner of Lot 12, Township 27, Rupert District ; thence north 40 eriains; thence west
50 chains; thence along shore to point uf
commencement, and containing 50 acres more
or  less.
Dated   May   17,   1911.
Per George G.  Shone,  Agent,
june 10 aug 5
District of Coast, Range 1
TAKE notice that I, Ernest Austen  Hall,
of Vancouver,  B.C., occupation Auto  Dealer,
intends to  apply for permission  to purchase
tho  following  described   lands:—Commencing
at    a   post    planted    immediately   adjoining
Thomas    S.    Annandales    south-east    corner
and   Thomas   E.   Butters'   northeast   corner;
thence   south    80    chains;    thence    east   20
chains;  thence north 80 chains;  thence west
20   chains   to   point   of   commencement,   con-
aining   160   acres,   more  or  less.
Dated   17th   day   of  May,   1911.
Charles   B.   Stark,    Agent,
june 24 aug 19
-»«■ '^..:-_yj^_--'■._'.' *Vv
NOTICE is hereby given that the rt
established   over   certain   lands   in   tbe
boo   and   Lillooet   Districts,   notice   of  '
bearing date June 30th,   1908, was publij
i   nthe   British   Columbia   Gazette   on
2nd,   1908,   is   cancelled   in   so   far   as
same relates to the following surveyed  l|
in   Townships   52   and   54,   Lillooet   Dis
viz.:—Sections   1,   2,   3,   10,   11,   12,   13J
15,   Fractional   Sections   16,   17,   Sections-!
19, 20, 21, 22, 23,  24, Fractional  Seclio
Sections   26,   27,   28,   Fractional   Section!
Sections  30,   31,   32,  33,   34,   Fractional,;
lions  35   and   36,   all   in  Township   52;
Sections 3,   10, Fractional Section  11, Sel
13,   Fractional   Section   14,   Sections   241
25,   all   in   Township   54,   and   tbat
aforementioned   lands   not   already   s
by  pre-emption   have  been  set  aside
endowment    of    tbe    University    of
Deputy   Minister   of
Lands Department,
Victoria,  B.C., April   ioth,   1911
apl 15 Ji|
District of Coast, Range 1
TAKE notice that I, Hope Parks, of Vancouver,    B.C.,   occupation   Married   Woman,
intends    to    apply    for   permission    to    purchase, the   following   described   lands:—Commencing at a post planted on  the  banks of
the Toba River, about one mile from  southeast corner of lot 103 and adjoining northern
boundary   of   Timber   Limit   36395;    thence
west   80   chains;   thence   north    80   chains;
thence cast 80 chains; thence south 80 chains
to   point   of   comemncement,   containing   640
acres,  more   or  less.
Dated  16th day of May,  1911.
Charles II. Allen Agent,
june 24 aug 19
District  of   Coast
t TAi\E    notice    that    J.    A.    Wright,    of
Golden, occupation Farmer, intends to apply
for   permission   to   purchase   the   following
described    lands:—Commencing     at   a    post
planted  at S. W.  corner of Lot 321;  thence
Soutn  40  chains;  thence  west   20  chains  to
South    Bentick   Arm;    thence   in   a   northeasterly   direction   back   to   point   of   commencement,
^atcv.  May 4,  1911,
June 3 july 29
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Arthur Shakes, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Employment Agent,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 80 chains south
of the south-cast corne rof Lot 331; thence
west 80 chains; thence soutb 80 chains;
thence east 80 chans; tbence north 80 chains
to point of commencement and containing
640  acres,   more  or  less.
Dated   June   ist,   ign.
july 1 aug 26
NOT ICK is hereby given that the reserve
existing by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of thc 27th
December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated on Reed Island, known as Lot No. 452,
Sayward District, formerly covered by Timber License No. 36862, which license expired
on the 20th November, 1909, is cancelled,
and the said lands will toe opened to location
by pre-emption only at midnight on Friday,
13th   October,    ign.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Vietoria, B.C., 51b July,  1911.
july 15 oct   7
District of Coast,  Range   1
TAKE notice  that  1,  Thomas   E.   Butters,
of   New   Westminster,   B.C.   occupation   Carpenter,   intends   to   apply   for   permission   to
purchase    the    following    described    lands:—
Commencing   at   a   post   planted   immediately
adjoining   'I homas   S.   Annandale's   southeast
corner   application- to  purchase;   tbence  west
8q   chains;   thence   south   80   chains;   tbence
east   80   cliains;   thence   north   80   chains   to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated  17th day of May,  1911.
Charles   H.   Allen,   Agent,
june 24 aug 19
District of Coast,  Range 3
TAKE   notice   that   Christina   Williscroft,
wife of W. A.  Williscroft, of Victoria,  B.C.,
intends  to  apply  for  permission   to  purchase
the   following   described   lands:—Comemncing
at   a  post   planted  at   the   south-east   corner
of John  Clayton's pre-emption  claim,   known
as  Lot 326,  Range 3,  Coast  District,  thence
cast   60   chains   more   or   less,   to   the   west
boundary  of  Section  30,  Township   1,   Range
3,   Coast   District;   thence   south   20   chains;
thence   west    60   chains;    thence    north    20
chains  to  the  point of commencement.
Dated  May  20th,   ign.
Per  H.  Brown,  Agent.
june   10 aug 5
NOTICE is hereby given that thc r<|
established   over   certain   lands   in   the
boo  aud  Lillooet   Districts,   notice   of
bearing date June  30th,   1908,  was publ
in   the    British   Columbia   Gazette   on|
2nd,    1908,   is   cancelled   in   so   far
same   relates     to    the     following     sui |
lands  in   Township  48 and  50,   Lillooet
trict,  namely,   Fractional  Sections  2,   3
tion   4,   Fractional   Section   5,   Fractior
half of Section 6, Fraccional Section  7
tions 8, 9, 10, Fractional Sections 11,  1
Sections   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,  20,   2
23,  Fractional   W.  half of  Section  24,
tional W. half of Section 25, Fractional
tion  26,   Sections  27,  28,  29,  30,  31,  3I
34,   Fractional   Section   35   and   Fra<|
West   half   of   Section   36,   all   in   To
48;    Fractional   Sections   2,   3,   6,   7,
12,   Sections   13,   14,   Fractional   Sectio|
16,   17,   18,   19,   20,  21,   Sections  22
25,   26,   27,   28,   29   and   Fractional   St|
3o,  31.  32,  33,  34,  35  and  36,  all  in
ship   50,   to  permit  of  thc  said   lands |
located   by   pre-emption   entry   only.
Deputy   Minister   of   L;|
Lands   Department,
Victoria,   B.C.,   April   7th,   1911.
apl 15
District of Coast, Range  2
TAKE notice that Frederick A. Smith, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Prospector, intends to apply for permission to lease the
following described lands:—Commencing at
a post planted about 2 miles in a westerly
direction from the head waters of Smith's
Inlet on the north shore of Smith's Inlet;
thence north 20 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 20 chains more or
les sto shore line; thence easterly along
shore line to point of commencement, containing 80 acres more or less.
Dated   May   igth,   ign.
june 17 aug 12
In   the   matter    of   an    application    for   a
Duplicate    Certificate   of   Title   to   part
(40 acres)   of  Section  28, Lake  District.
NOTTCE   is  hereby  given  that  it   is  my
intention   at   tbe   expiration   of   one   month
from  the date of thc first publication hereof
to  issue  a   Duplicate   Certificate  of  Title   to
said   lands,   issued   to   Philip  Touet,   on   thc
27th   day   of   February,   1880,   and   numbered
Registrar-General   of   Titles.
July 1 july 29
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V of the
"Water Act, 1909," lo obtain a licence in
thc Malahat Division of Victoria Water District.
(a) Tbe name, address and occupation of
the applicant—B. II. John, Victoria, B. C,
2219  Blanchard Avenue,  Broker.
(If for mining purposes) Free Miner's
Certificate No. —
(b) The name of the lake, stream or cource
(if unnamed, the description is)—Arbutus
(c) Tbe point of diversion about 700 feet
up stream above the nriuge on Mill Bay
(d) The quantity of water applied for
(in  cubic   feet  per  second)   five   (5;.
(e) The character of th proposed works
in connection with Oyster Culture and Canning.
(f) Thc premises on whicli the water is
to be used (describe same)—A parcel of
ground fronting on Finlayson Arm at the
confluence   of   Arbutus   Creek.
(g) The purposes for whicii the water is
to be  used—Domestic  and  Industrial.
(h) If for irrigation describe the land intended  to  be  irrigated,  giving  acreage	
(i) If the water is to be used for power
or mining purposes describe the place where
the water is to be returned to some natural
channel, and the difTcicnce n altitude between po.nt of diversion and point of return.
fj) Area of Crown land intended to be
occupied  by  thc  proposed  works—None.
(k) This notice was posted on thc 14th
day of June, 1911, and application will be
made to thc Commissioner on thc 14th day
of July,   ign.
(I) Give the names and addresses of any
riparian proprietors or licensees who or
whose lands are likely to be affected by the
proposed works, either above or below the
outlet the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., or
thc  Esquimalt  & Nanain.o Railway  Co.
(Signature) B. H. TOHN.
(P.O.  Address)  Box 22, Victora,  B.C.
Note—One cubic foot pe rsecond is equivalent to 35-71 miners' inches. j
June 17                                                      july 15
NOTICE is hereby given that the n
existing upon vacant  Crown  lands in
5,   Coast   District,   and   in   Cariboo   D
notices  of  wnich,   bearing date  of   Dei
17th,   1908,   February   15th,   igio,   and
3rd,    1911,   were   published    in    the
Columbia Gazette in the issues of  Del
17th,   1908,   February   17U1,   1910,   andl
6th,  1911, respectively, arc cancelled iri|
as the  same relate to the lands surv
Lots 4,037A, 4,037, 4.040A,  a,038, 4,041
2,951, all in Range 5, Coast District, arl
4,038   A.R.,   2,793 A.R.,   2,828 K,   4,o42f
4,045 R, 4,046 A.R., 4,044 R, 4,042 R,
2,827 K,   2,826 R,    4,048 R,   4,041 R,
3,047 R.   4,05' K,   2,783 R,    2,799 Rj
4,053 R,   4,052 R,   2,782 R,   2,798 A,
4,050 R, 4,054, R, 4,055 iv, 4,056 R,   2,7;
2,797 R,   2,796 R,   4,060 R,   4,059 R,  .
4,057 R, 4,066 R, 2,776 R, 4,061 R, 4,0;
4,062 R, 4,063 R, 4,064 R, 4,065 R, 2
2,775 R, 4,070 K, 4,069 K, 4,068 R, 4
4,019 R, 2,774 K, 4,014 R, 4,015 R, 4
4,017 R, 4,024 R, 4,023 R, 4,022 R, 4
2,379, 2,380, 2,381,  2,382,  2,311,  2,310
2,464,  2,463,  2,462,  2,461,  2,460
2,457,   2,451,  2,452,   2,453,   2,454
2,448,   2,447,   2,446,   2,445,   2,444
2,441,   2,388,   2,387,   2,386,   2,385
2,373.  2,374,  2,375,  2,376,  2,377
2,359,   2,306,   2,307,
2,304,   2,305,  2,358,
2,297,   2,298,   2,2"
2,2g3,  2,356,  2,363,
2,281, 2,282,  2,283,
2,276,  2,277, 2,278,
2,366,   2,840,  3,843,
2,326, 2,325,
2,324. ._ ..
3,856, 3,855,
2,328,  2,323,
2,34", 2,339,
2,272, 2,273
2,260, 2,313
3,838, 3,845.
2,342. 2,337
2,260, 2,261
2,256, 2,257
2,3oB, 2,309,
2,357. 2,294,
289, 2,290,
3,841, 2,367:
2,284, 2,28s
2,279, 2,280
3,844, 3,839,
,3.2, 2,287,
2,267,  2,268, 2,269,
1,337,   2,338, 2,34',
3,846, 3,837,
2,262, 2,263, 2,245, 2,246,1
258, 2,264, 2,315, 2,32
2,336, 2,343, 2,350, 3,836, 3,847. 3,854,
3,8.53, 3,848, 3,8.15, 2,349, 2,344. 2,330,
2,316, 2,317, 2,320, 2,331, 2,3?  . 2,345,
3,834, 3,849, 3,852, 3,883, 3,884, 3,851,
3,833, 2,347, 2,.i*6, 2,333, 2,332, 2,319:
3,869, 3,858, 3,859, 4,157, 4,'<i", 4,159
3,860, 3,861, 3,868, 3,867, 3,862, 3,863
3.641, 3,637, 3,667, 3,663, 3,659, 3,655
3,658, 3,662, 3,666, 3,665, 3,661, 3,657
3,652, 3,656, 3,660, 3,664, 3,633, 3,629,
2,656, 2,652, 2,648, 2,644, 3,642, 2,651
2,643, 2,639, 3,669, 3,678, -,677, 3,668
2.642, 2,646, 2,650, 2,2.14, 2,247, 2,254
2,248, 2,243, 2,242, 2,249, 2,259, 2,237
2,239, 2,241, 2,219, 2,232, 2,231, 2,230
2,221, 2,335, 2,224, 2,720, 2,719, 1,100
1,102,    1,103,    1»076,    I,l6o,    1,163,    1,164,
1,167,   1,165,   1,097,   i,no,   1,109,   1,108,
1,174/v, 1,095, 1,171, 1,162,  1,170, 1,099
1,089,   1,182,   1,178,   i,i76A,   i,i;oA,'
1,181, 1,183,  1,189, 1,188, 1,719, and
in Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of l.|
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., July 7th,  1911.
July 15
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE) notice that Charles Palmer,
couver,   B.C.,   occupation   Labourer,
to   apply   for   permission   to   purcha
following   described   lands:—Commenc
a  post  planted   at   the   south-east  coi
Lot 330;    thenee  80  chains  east;   the
cliains  north;  thence 80 cliains west;
80  cliains  south  to point of  comment
and containing 640 acres, more or les
Dated  lune   1st,   1911.
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Miss Ada Keast, October Mansions, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert Keast, Cowichan Lake.
* *   *
Mrs. M. J. Harrison and Mrs. J.
T. Little, from Vancouver, are guests
in the city for a few days.
* *   *
Miss   Millie   Green   is  visiting  in
Vancouver, where she is the guest of
her sister, Mrs. Carew-Gibson.
*■  *   *
Miss Lawrence, from Rossland, is
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* *   *
Miss D. Finlayson is the guest of
Mrs. Harry Pooley, Esquimalt Road.
* *   *
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* *   *
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* *   *
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guests at the Riverside Hotel.
* *   *
On Wednesday, July 5th, at the
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Cook street, the marriage took place
between Mr. John H. Newberry, of
Victoria, B.C., and Miss Alice Brown,
of Beeclier Bay. Father Leterme
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boat for Portland  and other Sound
cities where the honeymoon will be
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Dunsmuir, Mrs. H. Dallas Helmcken,
the Misses Dunsmuir, Mr. Justice
Martin and Mrs. Martin, Hon. A. E.
McPhillips, Colonel and Mrs. Peters,
Captain and Mrs. Stewart, Captain Vivian, Colonel and Mrs. Curry, the
Misses McBride, Dr. and Mrs.
Helmcken, Misses Helmcken, Mr. J.
W. Troup and Miss Troup, Mrs. Roy
Troup, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Gore, Mr.
R. G. Monteith, Misses Mason, Mr.
and Mrs. A. W. McCurdy, Mr. and
Mrs. B. Wilson, Mr. Justice Hunter,
Senator and Mrs. Macdonald, Mr. and
Mrs. Trewartha James, Mr. D. James,
Miss James, Mrs. Henry Croft, Mrs.
Matson, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rattenbury, Dr. and Mrs. Nelson, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Arbuthnot, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Todd, Mrs. A. C. Flummerfelt, Mr.
and Mrs. S. P. Butchart, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Pooley, Miss Finlayson,
Mr. Bromley, Mr. B. H. T. Drake,
Mr. and Mrs. Hebden Gillespie, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Barnard, Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Pooley, Miss Pooley, Mr. and Mrs.
George Matthews, Messrs. Matthews,
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin, Mrs. P. __B. Irving, Miss Irving, Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont Boggs and others.
*   *   *
A quiet but pretty wedding was
solemnized Monday afternoon by the
Rev. Dr. Campbell at the new home
of the bride and groom, Chapman
street, between Harriet Ellis, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Ellis ancl Mr. Archibald Broadfoot,
son of Mr. and Mrs. James Broad-
foot of Kansas City. The bride
looked charming in a blue tailor-
made costume and large picture hat,
carrying a shower bouquet of white
carnations and lillies. The bride was
attended by Mrs. " E. M, Anderson,
who was attired in pale pink silk
mulle and carried a bouquet of pink
carnations. The groom was assisted
by Mr. Jack Ellis, brother of the
bride. After the ceremony the
guests  partook  of  a  sumptuous  re
past. The table decorations were carried out in pink and white. The happy couple were the recipients of numerous and appropriate presents.
Yesterday Mr. Johnston of the
firm of Messrs. Moore & Johnston,
Real Estate Agents, Yates street, left
for a prolonged trip to the Old Country. Mr. Johnston is to deliver a
series of lectures whilst abroad on
the present and future development
of Vancouver Island in general and
of Victoria in particular and is confident that he will be instrumental in
inducing the further investment of
British capital in the city and neighbourhood.
Victoria, B.C., July 13, 1911.
Editor of the Week:
Sir,—May I point out to you a little
incident which happened last Sunday
during the parade of some of our
local lodges to and from St. John's
Church; an incident, which if it had
happened in the Old Land or Eastern
Canada would have been disastrous
to the persons at fault. I refer to
the interruptions caused first by the
driver of the Empress tally-ho, at the
corner of Yates and Douglas, and on
the second occasion by a chauffeur,
who, with an automobile, broke
through the parade on Fort street.
These interruptions caused no slight
inconvenience to many of the gentlemen on parade, and yet what struck
me most of all was the wonderful
apathy displayed by the policeman on
duty at the corner of Yates and
Douglas in allowing such a thing to
occur, without even raising a protest.
* If our laws are any different from
those in force in Great Britain and
Eastern Canada in this respect will
you kindly enlighten
P.S.—This matter was brought to
the notice of the Colonist last Monday. Indifference or lack of time,
evidently the former, accounts for
the fact that nothing has appeared in
reference thereto at this time of
On the Decline
George Gould was making
his trips as president of the Miss-
Pacific.   His car was laid out o
siding for  some reason and he
to stretch his legs.   An old Irish
was tapping the wheels.
"Morning.    How do you like
"Not worth a darn," said the Irl
"Well, how do you nice the ca
"It's good enough for the whee
"What do you think of the roq'
"It matches the car."
Gould looked at the old chap I
a minute. "Maybe you don't ki|
who I am."
"Yes I do," retorted the Irishn
"You're George Goula, and I
your father when he was presid
of this road. Aud, by gob, he's]
ing to be president of it again."
"Why,   my   father   is   dead,"
"I know that," replied the Id
man, "and the road is going to hi
Too Good to Break
A gentleman in Dublin, speakin]
the Irish, said that nothing ever si
tied them, and that he was willinf
prove his words on a wager thj
he should go to the door and c]
cab, no matter what fee he
give, the driver would ask for
The   wager   was   taken   for j
pounds sterling.
The gentleman called a cab,
about a  quarter  of a  mile,  st
out, ancl handed the driver a ten)
ling gold piece, the legal fee
one shilling.
Cabby drove off.
The gentleman who had takeij
wager was exulting in his triu
when suddenly the cabby r
ancl touching his hat, said:
"Please, sir, have ye a durty
penny  bit  about  ye?    It w
such a pity to break a bright pie
gold like this for a drink!"
A fat woman entered a cro|
street car and, seizing a strap,
directly in front of a man seatl
the corner. As the car startef
lunged against his newspaper al
the same time trod heavily o|
As soon as he could extricatel
self he rose and offered her hisl
"You are very kind, sir," she|
panting for breath.
"Not at _ all, madam," he rel
it's not kindness; it's simplyf
This is Going to be
a Big Day at the Store
that Saves You Money
And those who cannot make a visit to our Pre-
Inventory sale in the day time can do so in the
evening. We will be open till 9.30 p.m. We have
selected a number of pieces of furniture from our
large stock which we wish to dispose of quickly
in order to make room to facilitate our stocktaking and have marked them at quite a reduction
in price. It will pay you to see these at once on
our Fourth Floor.
The Pieces are Weiler Quality
Mahogany Parlor Chair
Upholstered in tapestry, this
article  is  splendid value  at
the reduced price of
Mahogany Settee and Arm
Chair to match
These two pieces are upholstered in Crimson Silk ancl
are certainly great value at
the reduced price of
Solid Quarter-cut Oak, with
neat china cabinet above
with mirror in cabinet and
two bow-shaped glass doors,
British beveled mirror on
buffet, with two cabinets ancl
three drawers. Top drawer
lined with green plush for
cutlery, etc., and lined drawer
below.   Reduced to
Library Chair
Solid Quarter-cut Oak, golden
finish, upholstered in leather.
Reduced to
Dinner Wagon
Solid Quarter-cut Oak, golden
finish, with two drawers and
shelf below and brass trimmings.   Claw feet design,
Library Table
Oval shape, solid Quarter-cut
Oak, pedestal style, in square
or    curved.     Great    value.
Reduced to
Parlor Tables
Solid Mahogany or Quarter-
cut Oak, golden finish, pedestal style, handsomely carved,
heavy effect,
Inlaid Tables
These   table,   either   oblong
or   octagon   in   shape,   with
figures inlaid, $23.50
Large Arm Chair
Upholstered in tapestry; very
comfortable and exceptionally
handsome, $22.50
Hall Seat
Solid Quarter-cut Oak, Early
English finish, with beautifully carved back, $27.50
The Women's
there is a curious air of gaiety and
[htness about all the summer fash-
this year, an aspect of something
to joyousness, which seems to
lg them at once into perfect har-
fy with  the generally festive  at-
ihere of this Coronation season.
only are the most popular fa-
Is lovely in themselves, but they
[chosen also in the most beautiful
|urs imaginable, while the latest
is are one and all of them of a
biendable simplicity.
]eaking     generally,     the     slim,
;ht styles still hold their own, the
|s   of  the   morning   frocks,   per-
more   particularly,   falling   in
unbroken lines, from the short
lire waist to the hem. This hem,
lie way, is, as a rule, some ine! as
lthe ground, an arrangement
w makes walking a luxury, except
[ose unfortunate instances where
iltra-tight skirts are still worn.
|iot, Tired
|any people suffer much dur-
the warm weather with
eir feet. Nothing so good
"foot agony," tired, ach-
|j, swollen or perspiring feet
Bowes' Foot
|25c packet should be in the
Ipsack of every vacationist,
ly it once and you'll never
I without* it. Sold here only.
|yrus H. Bowes
j.28 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
'eedish Massage
;dical Gymnastics
|bratory Treatment
Bjornsfelt, S.M.
Ine 1856
821 Fort St.
The only result of trying to wear a
skirt which is very short, and at the
same time very narrow, is to bring
about a most undesirable state of
things, since any such attempt involves a silhouette which is the reverse of graceful, while the actual
discomfort in walking requires something approaching hereoism to endure it without complaint. Luckily,
however, for all concerned, the newest walking gowns, whether in muslin or linen, soft satin or shot taffetas, show a marked tendency towards something a little fuller round
the hem of the skirts, a consummation devoutly to be wished, after
what has been endured in the way of
discomfort by Fashion's ardent votaries during the past year.
The present all-prevailing mode,
too, for the wearing of shoulder-
scarves in net or silk gauze, chiffon
or marquisette, is one which adds considerably to the general grace of the
fashionable outline. A wide soft scarf
in some gauzy fabric of this description, deftly draped round the shoulders, and arranged with long ends
that are allowed to flutter in the
breeze, lends an air of dainty distinction to almost any kind of summer
toilette, especially when the colour
of the scarf is carefully chosen so
that it harmonises equally well with
Roy's   Art   Glass   Works   and   Store
848   Yates   St.,   Victoria,   B.C.
Albert F. Roy
Over   thirty   years'   experience   in
Art   Glass
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored Lead'
for   Churches,   Schools,   Public   Buildings and private Dwellings.    Plain and
Fancy  Glass  Sold.    Sashes  Glazed  by
Contract.    Estimates   free.    Phone 594
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for School-house, Denman Island," will
be received by the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works up to noon of Thursday, the
ioth day of August, 1911, for the erection
and completion of a large one-room frame
school-house at Denman Island in the Comox
Electoral   District.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms
of tender may be seen on and after the 17th
day of July, 1911, at the offices of the
Government Agent, Cumberland, B.C.; Geo.
Dalziel, Esq., Secretary of the School Board,
Denman Island; and at the Department of
Public   Works,   Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made
payable to the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works, for the sum of $200 which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when called upon
to do so, or if he fail to complete the work
contracted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be
returned to them upon the execution of the
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in  the  envelopes  furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public Works Engineer.
Department   of   Public   Works,
Victoria,  B.C.,   14th July,  1911.
July 15 aug 5
Independent of all Combines
Considerable Savings to
Vigilant Purchasers
Every item here at the Big Pure Food Market bristles with
J rarest of pronounced economy. There's nothing old-
|hioned or stereotyped about our manner of doing business.
fancy prices, but splendid values in every department.
0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
\ Grocery Store
Tels. 178, 179
Butcher Shop
Tel. 2678
Liquor Store
Tel. 2677
the gown and the hat in whose company it will be most frequently seen.
In all the newest summer day-
gowns, it is' the picturesque note
which most persistently makes itself
felt, and it is this same note also
which lends a remarkable charm to
some of the new evening dresses,
which in this way give a good reason
in many cases for their costliness.
Such gowns as these, bearing as they
do no particular date, can be worn
for several seasons, with only a slight
alteration, perhaps, in the line of the
waist or the shape of the sleeve.
A picturesque evening gown may be
described as follows: For the underskirt a soft white satin of the finest
quality is chosen, one of those rich
fabrics whicii can be made to do duty
later on as a foundation for another
evening gown, before it plays its last
part of all, very probably as a petticoat. In the meantime it serves, in
this particular instance, as the background for a tunic of white ninon de
soie, which hangs in soft folds from
the waist, where it is fully gathered,
to some little distance above the knee.
Here the ninon is drawn into a
broad band of black silk-embroidered
lace insertion, bordered above and below by black satin. This tunic is
finished with a very handsome fringe
of knotted black silk cord. By way
of background to this fringe, there
is a broad band of black and white
striped satin, arranged in such a way
that the lines run horizontally, while
the white satin skirt itself has a
broad black satin hem.
The bodice is of the striped satin,
drawn into a black satin waistbelt,
and arranged also, just above the
line of the waist in front, with an em-
piecement of black silk-embroidered
lace insertion, to match the trimming on the hem of the tunic. A
very becoming fichu of real point
d'Alencon lace is draped tastefully
round the shoulders, over a broad
black satin collar, and gathered up
into choux on either side, while the
square decolletage is outlined back
and front with a tucker of Alencon
lace. Quite new and very striking is
the way in which the over-draperies
of black and white striped satin are
arranged. They start from the choux
of lace on the bodice in front, and
form wing-shaped panels on either
side, finally meeting in the centre of
the back, where they are caught together with bows and long tasselled
ends of black satin ribbon.
In another creation the exceptional
fascination of black and white is again
very evident. The skirt in this case
is of black and white striped silk
voile, made up over white Japanese
silk, and cut in a perfectly straight
shape, sufficiently wide for comfort in
walking, but at the same time suggesting the narrow silhouette to
which our eyes have become so curiously accustomed. White chiffon
composes the under-bodice, lightly
draped over white Japanese silk,
trimmed with groups of tiny jet buttons, and outlined at the throat with
two or three narrow folds of bright
cerise satin. The waistbelt is of satin
chosen in the same vivid shade, and
finished on one side with a large rosette bow, while the smart little
coatee is of black glace silk, bound at
the edge with black satin and finished at the back with long Directoire coat tails.
Wind  on  the  sea,  and   fall  of  winter  rain:
Dark  cliffs   below.
I hear a sound of ships that cross the main:
Some   bring  for   tidings,   Death;   some   love
 If   heart   could   know I
Moon,   that   shines   cold   above   the   cloudy
The darkling shere 1
Will   never   shadow   cross   the   glimmering
O  heart  of all my  heart,  come back, come
To leave  no more.
—Mary Kernahan Harris.
Each ancient and modern philosopher tries
To point out the path in which happiness lies.
We have ethical maxims, and books by divines,
But the truth may be told in a very few lines.
'Tis needless with honours and wealth to be
If  the  heart  is content,   and   thc   conscience
at  rest;
But   two   things   we   need—and   must   strive
to  retain—
A   mind   free  from   care,   and   a  body   from
Yet more:    we need   something   beyond   and
Something to strive for, and—someone to love.
—T. W. T.
Why the Heathen Rage
"Me no talkee Chinese velly well,"
explained the hostess upon greeting
the distinguished visitor from the
Flowery  Kingdom.
"No matter," responded thc latter.
"I can converse tolerably well in
Finch & Finch
Ladies9 Outfitters
Memorable Sale Days
Gowns for the Warm
At no time could our
position be stronger
than at the present
moment for supplying
Warm Weather Apparel.
While ' our stock
lasts we are offering
it at most tempting
prices. We have just
received several sample lines in Tailor-
made Suits, which
have t>een manufactured for the fall trade
and having purchased
them at a Special Discount we are offering
the whole lot at the
uniform reduction of
25 per cent. off.
The collection comprises the New Autumn Fabrics, and are
advance designs. Each
garment is beautifully
tailored, the coats being lined best quality
silk. The materials include Imitation Norris
& Donegal Tweeds,
N 0 r t h e,r n Coatings,
Shepherd Plaids,
Serges, Covert Coatings, Black and White
Striped Tweeds and
In addition we are
offering Every Suit
from our oridnary
stock at the same reduction, namely, one-
quarter less than original Prices.
LINEN SUIT BARGAINS in all colors;  original price $20.00.
Sale Price   $12.50
LONG COATS AND SKIRTS in mercerised linen, in newest
shades; original price $15.00.   Sale Price  $8.50
A few only CHALAIS DRESSES, in beautiful effects; original
price $27.50.    Sale Price  $18.75
Ladies' Tailored Waists, in White Linen Lawn, with Irish hand
embroidery and neatly tucked fronts, in all sizes; original
price $5.00.   Sale Price  $3.25
A clearing line of fine Lingerie Waists in White Muslins, Mulls
and Lawns, with high neck, short and long sleeves, nicely
trimmed lace embroidery; original price $2.00.   Sale Price. ..$1.00
Finch & Finch      717-719 Yates St.
c4T 'vW t^frr^~2e3
I, Bedlington Harold John, of 2*219 Blanchard Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia,
llroker, give notice that on the eighteenth
day of August, 1011, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, 1 intenu to t apply to the Water
Commissioner at his oflice, Parliament Buildings, Government Street, Victoria, B.C., for
a water licence to take and use live culiic
feet per second from /irbutus Creek, in
Malahat Division of Victoria District. Thc
water is to lie taken from the stream ahout
seven hundred feet up stream (Westerly)
above the bridge on Mill Hay Road crossing Arbutus Creek, and is lo be used on
a piece of land on Finlayson Ann containing about eighty acres at the mouth
of   Arbutus   Creek,   for   industrial   purposes.
July 15 aug 12
District   of    Malahat
TAKK notice that Beaumont Boggs, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Renl Kstate
Agent, Intends to apply for permission to
lease the following described lands:—Commencing at a [nist planted at high water
on the Saanich Ann, 75 feet East from
the South-east corner cf Lot 120; thence
northerly and following the shore line of
said Saanich Arm to the South-east corner
of Lot 110: 2nd—Commencing at high
water mark due east 33 feet from thc post
at tlie Northeast corner of Lot no; thence
northerly and following the coast line to
the   North-east corner  °l   Lot   120.
Dated   July  ioth,   1911.
july 15 sept 9 14
THE HINDU IN B. C—The petition
circulated by the Hindus resident
in British Columbia asking for the
removal of certain restrictions ancl disabilities under which they labour is a reasonable one and will commend itself to
every fair-minded British subject. It is not
right that there should be discrimination
against these men and in favour of Japanese
and Chinese as to terms of admission to
Canada, neither is it right that those who
have settled here in accordance with the requirements of the law should be debarred
from bringing in their wives ancl families.
But between these aspects of the question
and the economic aspect there is a very
wide difference. The Week is, and always
has been, inalienably opposed to Oriental
immigration; its objection rests not at all
upon economic but upon racial grounds.
The people of British Columbia, almost to a
man, are supporting a policy of Oriental
exclusion, and The Week does not believe
that the Province can afford to adopt any
other policy. It is in line with Australia,
New Zealand and the Western American
States, and while it may well be that, generally speaking, this solidarity of opinion
has resulted from the attitude of organized
labour its unanimity is significent and cannot be overlooked. For this reason The
Week believes that Oriental immigration of
every kind should be discouraged, and while
British subjects of all races should be accorded equal rights ancl privileges when
they have legally settled in any part of the
Empire it does not believe that it is wise to
encourage a class of immigration which
arouses local susceptibilities, and will inevitably lead to hostility where there should
be nothing but good feeling and amicable
GET TOGETHER —The Victoria
Rose Show held in the Alexandra
Club rooms last week was only a
partial success. It enjoyed all the prestige
of a fashionable "locale" and beautiful surroundings, but it was very much like the
play of Hamlet with Hamlet left out, and
all because of some little ill-feeling between
the amateur ancl professional rose-growers.
In consequence of this several of the best
amateur growers did not exhibit, and the
general quality of the Show fell below the
average. It is not creditable that such a
state of affairs should exist, and without
venturing to assign blame The Week may
be permitted to express the hope that the
hatchet will be buried at once, and that so
popular an exhibition will not be allowed
to suffer for the frailties of humanity.
Moreover, the next flower show should be
better advertised, and as the newspapers
give unlimited free space for this purpose
it will be the fault of the organizers if it
is not utilized.
ST. MARGARET'S COLLEGE—General gratification will be felt at the
important announcement made during
the present week that a suitable building is
to be erected to house the pupils of St.
Margaret's College. Victoria is an ideal
place for colleges of every kind. We already possess several high-class institutions
for boys ancl the late Miss Femvick laid the
foundations for a girls' college of a similar
class. Thanks to the enterprise of a number of Victoria gentlemen, ancl the generous assistance of the representatives of
the Pearce,Estate, Miss Fenwick's long-
cherished plans will be carried out on an
adequate scale, and in the course of a year
or so there will be a notable addition to
Victoria's public buildings on the east end
of the Pearce Estate, Cadboro Bay Road.
THE DEAD LEVEL—London "Bystander" just to hand has a very
interesting article on the subject of
"The Dead Level" in towns. The reference
is to monotonous uniformity in the style of
architecture ancl the general lay-out. The
article is illustrated by a series of photographs showing a row of villas and terraces
of the kind which make Clapham ancl
Ealing, the "bete noire" of lovers of beauty.
Point is given to the article by citing an
instance of a new town named Gildea
which is being built up in North Hants.
There are photographs showing the plots
and the houses. Of the latter no two are
exactly alike in design and there is a return
to the old-fashioned gables and chimneys
of a hundred years ago.   There is no "dead
line" and no monotony. The houses are
substantially and cheaply constructed.
Scores have already been erected by the
owners of the townsite and can be either
purchased or rented. In the former case
easy terms of payment are arranged at a
low rate of interest. Needless to say sanitation, street building and every adjunct to
modern civilization have received the most
careful attention, but the main feature of
the project is the abolition of the dead-line,
which is so persistent in cases where streets
are lined with similar buildings, set back
exactly the same distance from the boundary, ancl erected upon lots of exactly the
same size. Now that Mayor Morley ancl
the Council are proposing to devote special
attention to the development of Victoria on
artistic lines they might do worse than study
the article on Gildea, and in any event they
could make no mistake in adopting its main
principle of variety.
the first Hudson's Bay Company's stockade planted in the block now bounded by
Bastion, Government and Fort Streets, and
are able to check up all the incidents which
have occurred in the growth of a city rapidly approaching its fifty thousand inhabitants. Mr. Scholefield told of the transference of the Hudson's Bay headquarters
from Fort Vancouver to Camosun in anticipation of the settlement of the Oregon
Boundary Question on the 49th parallel.
From that time he traced the development
of Vancouver Island with the advent of Sir
James Douglas and the establishment of representative institutions, a Parliament of
seven elected by a total of forty votes, ancl
a member for the Nanaimo District elected
year after year by one vote. Of that first
House of Representatives Dr. Helmcken
still survives. Of the twenty thousand
people, who crowded to Victoria in 1858,
in consequence of the Cariboo gold rush,
Miss Ethel Ricketts   13,700
Miss Mary Blake  3,17s
Miss Nellie Pottinger 2,275
Miss M. Kent  38,225
Miss B. Smith  32,000
Miss Gladys Hocking  21,450
Miss Lucie Roach   5,575
Miss J. Patterson  5,100
Miss Sadie Craig  32,500
Miss Jessie King   3,625
Miss Ruth Bell  n>5So
Miss M. Nyland   5,875
A number of the candidates have made remarkable progress in "The Week's" Great
Voting Contest during this week. Candidates who were near the bottom of the list in
the last publication are now among the leaders for the grand prize of $300.00 in gold.
Interest is increasing by leaps and bounds.
A number of new contestants have entered during the past week and have made a
splendid showing at the very start.
Some of the districts have no representatives up to the present time. As a prize
will be awarded to the leader of each district having the greatest number of votes,
regardless of the number of votes candidates in other districts may have, a new candidate in those districts could win the district prize with very little effort.
For the location of districts having no contestants, see the page advertisement of
this issue.
If you or a lady friend of yours resides in one of the districts having no representative, cut out the Free Voting Coupon, fill in the lines with the name of the contestant
you wish the votes to be credited to and send to "The Week" office.
Candidates may fill in the coupons with their own name.
Information and particulars can be secured by 'phoning the Contest Manager at
"The Week" Office, 'phone 1283.
Remember, the candidate winning the Grand Prize of $300.00 in gold will not be
awarded the District Prize. The candidate with the next highest number of votes to
the Grand Prize winner in the same district will be awarded the District Prize.
Therefore, in one district two candidates will be awarded a prize. No particular
District Prize goes to any special district.
The District Prize winners having the highest number of votes will be awarded the
more valuable prizes.
All subscriptions turned in up to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 15th, will receive the first
period schedule of votes.
For the benefit of out of town candidates, all subscriptions received by the Contest
Manager bearing the Postmaster's stamp of not later than 10 p.m. July 15th, will receive
the first period schedule.
All subscriptions turned in between 10 p.m. July 15th and 10 p.m. August 5th will
receive a greater number of votes than at any other date.
At 10 p.m. August 26th this contest will close. The votes will then be counted in
plain view of the contestants and friends and the Grand Prize and twelve District Prizes
will be awarded.
Owing to a typographical error in the Free Voting Coupon the inquiry has been
made whether the coupon will count for ten or twenty-five votes. All coupons up to
the present date turned in before the date of expiration on each will be counted for
twenty-five votes.
cial Librarian Scholefield delivered
an admirable lecture before the German Club on Wednesday evening last on
the subject of "The Early History of Vancouver Island." The Week understands
that it has previously been delivered before
the Natural History Society ancl would respectfully make a plea that it should be
given to the general public at a large meeting to be held in the Victoria Theatre. The
subject is so important and interesting and
Mr. Scholefield has collected such a mass of
interesting information that it is a pity for
such an address to be confined to the few
who have heard it. Only the little handful
of old-timers, who are dwindling year by
year, can fully appreciate the interest of
those early clays ancl it seems almost incredible to the new-comers that there are
still in our midst a few men who recollect
only about forty survive here, but the names
of many who have gone are kept alive in
our most representative and respected citizens. The interest of the lecture was greatly added to by the series of views of pioneer
days thrown on the screen by Mr. Maynard, the son of the pioneer photographer,
who possesses a most unique collection.
The educational influence of such an address as Mr. Scholefield's can hardly be
over-estimated. The present generation,
dazzled by material success, is apt to be
forgetful ancl is barely tolerant of a recital
of the experiences, the struggles and the
hardships of those who paved the way for
the comfort ancl luxury today. It is well
that the self-confidence of the new age
should occasionally be tempered by reflection
on the past. Such reflection can hardly fail
to engender kindlier feelings, ancl a higher
appreciation of the work of the pioneers.
Times  has  finished  correcting
numerous mis-statements of fact!
connection with the Fraser Lands quest!
perhaps it will proceed to explain why it|
bitterly  assails   the  rescinding  Order-)
Council of May llth which cancelled
retroactive clause of the Order-in-CouJ
of April 3rd.   When the latter was
the Times was of all critics the most bii
in condemning its unfairness and poiti
out how great a hardship it would w|
on "bona fide" locators of land who
gone out to stake, and had incurred hej
expense in full confidence that under.
existing statutory arrangements they wcj
be allowed to complete their applicatil
The argument of the Times on this pi
was sound, and when it was found ll
that there were some forty or fifty cl
in which such applications had been carl
to the point of making the preliminary!
posit to the Government it was seen
as a simple matter of justice the retroacj
clause of the original Order would hav
be cancelled.    In connection with
least the Times has executed a star!
"volte face" and it would be interestinl
notice upon which horn of the dilemrj
finally elects to sit.
page of the current issue of
Week will be found a map of thi
cation of the B. C. E. R. from Vici
to the North end of the Saanich Peninl
Added interest is given to this map by
presence in the city of three of the Loi
directors of the Company.   The Vice-j
sident, Mr. Norton, has announced tha
Saanich extension will cost $600,0001
that in addition the sum of $500,0001
be spent in improvements within the!
limits.   Mr. Norton further stated till
the present moment the amount invest!
the Province by the B. C. E. R. reache
large sum of $30,000,000.   The Weel|
had occasion before to comment on
terprise shown by this Company,
can be no better guarantee for the futul
Victoria than the large expenditures!
contemplated in the neighbourhood,
anticipation that within a short time
extension of their system to Deep Coa]
whole of the Saanich Peninsula
settled is a reasonable one.
The Week is in receipt of thel
onation Number of "The Cranl[
Prospector," which is a splendid pie
workmanship from a typographical
point and an admirable descriptive]
logue of the resources and beauties oj
Kootenay.   The Week has peculiar r
fication in commenting upon this ex*|
issue because it recalls the first
ance of its editor with A. B. Gracj
present proprietor ancl editor of thel
pector.   It was in 1897 when Fort
was passing through its boom clays tl
B. Grace "blew in" from the Soutl
started a mimeograph newspaper will
called "The Fort Steele Prospector!
little later he   brought out a typcl
journal which he printed by meansT
foot-lever press.   Hoping against hon
indefatigable pioneer journalist stayej
Fort Steele until he realised that
brook had  superseded  the old  stai|
ground.   For several years now he ha
lished an excellent sheet in the lattJ
ancl there can be no better testimony!
courage, industry and loyalty than tf
number just to hand.   The Week
tulates friend Grace and wishes himj
years of the prosperity which he
has many things which ma
be the envy of less fortunate
but it is behind the times in one resj
it has no Board of Trade. In thes
of rapidly increasing activity in cc
cial affairs no progressive city can]
to be without such an organization,
cannot be any difference of opinion I
subject, and if Nanaimo wishes to rl
full benefit of the extensive devel<|
which has already begun on Var|
Island the Coal City will line up
respect without delay.


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