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Array L. McLeod Gould
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! 1208 Government Street Phone 1283
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review,
Published at Victoria, B. e.
.   Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Vol. X.   No.
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
IMMIGRATION—The subject of immigration is at all   times important,
but at the present moment more im-
•tant than ever.   The reason of this is
t  great movements of  population are
ing place.   For half a century there has
n  a  movement   from   Europe  to. the
ited States, and during that time, allow-
for the natural increase of population,
I improbable that more than twenty mil-
■ people have been transplanted from the
' to the New world.    This is not the
e nor time to discuss what would be
ost fascinating branch of enquiry, viz.,
ethnological and sociological effect of
I'lgamating such an enormous concourse
people  of  different  nationalities,  and
ing them with other peoples born in
f(new world.   A prominent public man
recently stated that one effect has been
limination of the old-time Yankee, with
shrewd   business   qualities   and   his
jier-wit.   Another effect has undoubted-
teen the continual dwarfing of the in-
liice of that band of intellectual high-
ing Americans who originally peopled
fNew England States.   As for the influ-
of the descendants of the old English
ility who established English standards
Kentucky  and   Virginia,   it  has   long
led to be a factor in National affairs;
|fe the black race, which it once domin-
, is every day becoming more powerful
today constitutes the most disturbing
or in American national life.   The best
tration is, that millions of human be-
, of different nationalities, and different
al characteristics, different ideals, and
Irent standards both of faith and con-
, have been cast into a great crucible,
are being slowly but surely moulded
something so essentially different from
American of a century ago, that it is
[ossible to institute a comparison, ancl
illy impossible to predict the outcome.
Inay be in human as in material affairs,
I "a little yeast will leaven the whole
|s," and that the intelligence and high
idards of the founders of the republic
I in some degree permeate the masses
3 are so greatly in the ascendant. The
. optimist can never doubt this, however
.ouraging the symptoms may at times ap-
r. And surely they were never more
bouraging than at the present moment,
en the masses at any rate would seem to
iport the repudiation of solemn treaties,
II when men seeking the highest place in
gift of the citizens have degraded the
[jitest to the status of a bear-garden or a
(iclemonium. If good must ultimately
vail, as we all believe, even these flam-
ant   characteristics of a crudely civil-
and headstrong people will ultimately
d to the irresistible pressure of noble
ciples   and   lofty   ideals.     Meanwhile
|re is in all this a very serious lesson for
(er countries, and especially for Canada
Australia. The stream of emigration
leing diverted from the United States,
evidences are not wanting that some
i conditions as have prevailed there may
(repeated at any rate in Canada, unless
Government is wide awake to the dan-
{> of the situation, and adopts a wise ancl
seeing policy. For nearly half a cen-
' the United States was the country
ch attracted and received not only what
ht fairly be called high class immigrants
n the Scandinavian countries ancl the
thern part of Europe, but in the last
nty years from Southern Europe, where
standards are infinitely lower and the
lency to crime and vice of every kind
[e general. Until quite recently the U.
government placed no restriction on im-
'ration. Now it is thoroughly aroused
ie importance of discrimination, and the
am has been turned in other directions.
iada is being inundated with immigrants
lii from Europe ancl the States, but the
(Illations sadly need revision. There are
e   numbers   of   desirable   settlers   in
Europe. We are clamouring for a "White
Canada" ancl British Columbia in particular
has voiced the cry "People Canada with
men of our own race." There have been
spasmodic efforts to attract British people
of the right kind, but no well-considered
scheme has yet been devised. Up to date
a foreigner is more welcome than a Britisher, ancl he can enter on easier ternis.
The first step is to establish in Great Britain a stronger ancl much more extensive
immigration agency, under competent control. The next step is to secure immigrants
from desirable communities on the Continent of Europe, ancl to bar the door against
others. There are plenty of the right kind
to be had if they are looked for. What
Canada needs is men to till the soil, and
these can only be found among the farming classes, who for generations have been
accustomed to live on the land. Australia
is now bidding for this class of immigrant,
and we read that" all vessels to the Antipodes are loaded to their full capacity.
This means that there will be competition
for the most desirable class of settlers, and
unless The Week is greatly mistaken, it will
soon be found that the Australian Government has already devised means to secure
immigrants mainly from people of British
birth. When one reads that in three years
immigration to the Australian Commonwealth from Great Britain has increased
from fifty thousand to one hundred thousand, and that the rush is mainly due to the
assistance that the Commonwealth is giving
to immigrants, it should not be difficult for
the Canadian Government to find the moral.
people who would like to know
why the daily press of Victoria is
so much more willing to mould its views
of British Foreign policy upon the opinion
of American rather than British public men.
We have been told by the First Lord of
the Admiralty, by Sir Edward Grey, by Mr.
Arthur Balfour, by Lord Charles Beresford, not to name any more of a host of
the most important men in public life in
England, that the relations between England and Germany are strained, that at the
time of the Agadir affair we were within
an ace of a declaration of war, that the
concentration of the German fleet in the
North Sea is a distinct menace to England, that in the judgment of the Admiralty
and the Government the outlook is so
serious as to necessitate a revolution in the
naval plans of the Empire, and the concentration of the British Navy in home waters.
We have been told further that this is the
main reason foi' the appeal whicii has recently been made to the Colonies and the
outlying portions of the Empire to shoulder
their share of "the white man's burden,"
and as Mr. Winston Churchill so picturesquely phrased it, "to at least police their
own seas." Not only so, but these conditions have been so fully recognized, that
Australia and New Zealand have responded,
ancl the Premier of the Dominion of Canada has spent some months in England
in consultation with the Admiralty in order
to devise the best means of contributing
to Imperial Naval Defence. At the present
moment the Dominion is all agog for the
first inkling of a policy which will mark the
most important epoch in Canadian history.
Yet no sooner does a mild ancl inoffensive
gentleman, the president of an American
University, of whom the world has never
heard as a leader of public thought or as a
man in any degree qualified to pose as a
leader on public questions, come along, than
the representatives of the local daily press
fall at his feet ancl christen him "Gamaliel."
Air. Ira Wheeler says that the Kaiser is
not a bellicose sovereign or he might long
ago have made use of the tremendous military weapon which he has forged. This
is poor logic for the head of a University.
At the best it is only a half statement of
the case, since it ignores other existing conditions of watchfulness and preparedness
on the part of the Great Powers, which at
no time during the reign of the Kaiser
would have rendered it an easy matter for
him to have made use of his military weapon. If Mr. Ira Wheeler does not know,
how near Germany has been to war on at
least three occasions, and if he does not
know that it was the promptness of England's response on each occasion which
nipped his bellicose ambitions in the bud,
then he is, in spite of his "person friendship" with the Kaiser, ill equipped to teach
contemporary history even to the pupils of
his University. The Kaiser is not the first
autocrat whom people have found charming in private life, ancl Jir, Ira Wheeler's
line of argument would seem to be that if
the British conception of him were correct
then he should be a perfect bear in all his
family ancl friendly relations. Unless The
Week is greatly mistaken, the subjects of
King George will continue to prefer the
opinion of their own leaders, and will continue to base their conception of the Kaiser
upon the deep-rooted conviction which
ninety per cent, of our kinsfolk in the Old
Country hold, that for a quarter of a century or more the Kaiser has been itching
for a light, ancl has only been restrained by
the diplomacy of Queen Victoria and King
Edward, backed up by the alertness and
watchfulness of the British 'naval and military authorities. As far as Canadians are
concerned they may take their choice between this view and that of Mr. Ira
Wheeler, who because he has been permitted to stand in the august presence, ancl
has been civilly treated, feels called upon
to pronounce the one man who more than
any other has caused disquiet ancl uneasiness throughout the British Empire, a lover
of peace.
TRUE EDUCATION—The Superintendent of Education must have received a shock last week when a
telegraphic despatch from Winnipeg announced, "We are going to teach the future
mothers of this city how to cook, make
their own dresses, and trim their own hats;
and we are going to teach the future breadwinners to shoe a horse, build a house,
make a dynamo, manufacture furniture, and
do all the other necessary and practical
things that are in demand." This is in
effect the edict of the Winnipeg School
Board. All this technical work will be
taught in Winnipeg's two High Schools,
and it would appear to be not a vain boast
that "from the standpoint of progressive-
ness the Winnipeg School Board takes rank
with the best on the Continent." The
Week has in season and out of season, for
nearly ten years, argued in favour of a
simpler and more practical curriculum for
our public schools. It has always been endorsed by the parents, and has always been
denounced by the pedagogues. Just why
this should bc, it is not easy to say, unless
that like Ephriam they are "wedded tu their
idols." The Week has been told over and
over again that a layman is not competent
to judge what should or should not he
taught, that Education is an expert science,
upon whicii only an educationalist is competent to speak. Without demurring to
this as a general proposition it is surely
open to retort that the present system of
education has failed, that from all over the
American Continent, north and south of the
international boundary, the cry is going up
for a more practical education. By common consent the present system is neither
training the heart nor the hands. It is directed mainly to the training of the head.
In saying this The Week is not unmindful
of the fact that technical training is receiving ever-increasing attention at the hands
of School Boards and Trustees, but the
main point is that too much time is given
up to the teaching of subjects which can
never be of the slightest value to more than
five per cent, of the students, ancl that the
present system fails to recognize the natural
qualifications of the student. There is no
process of selection, but only a process of
elimination. If at least seventy-five per
cent, of the subjects included in the public
school curriculum were struck out, ancl the
time which they consume devoted in part
to the more thorough teaching of the three
"R's" ancl in part to technical training, the
advantage would be enormous. This wise
conclusion seems to have been reached by
the School Board in Winnipeg. It has been
reached by many School Boards in the
United States, some of which have expert
teachers for every subject, ancl move their
pupils from class-room to class-room during
the same session. It is about time that
while we are, under the very able management and guidance of the Minister of Education, developing the Higher education of
the Province along most generous ancl advanced lines, some heed should be given
to the needs of the great mass of the children who will never reach that Higher education, but who will go through life handicapped because the pedagogues have tried
to close them with subjects which they can
never master, and have neglected to equip
them with the rudiments of a practical
many years the meeting which is being held this week in Victoria of
Lumbermen and their political confreres
will go clown to history as one of the most
important held within the portals of the
Capital City. It is but fitting that British
Columbia, renowned throughout the world
as the home of giant forests, should have
the honour of housing the members of the
Forestry Convention, and their assembling
here this year is singularly appropriate in
view of the fact that it is only a few months
ago that the Minister of Lands, Hon. W. R.
Ross, placed on the Statute Books of the
Province a Forestry Law which has already
been subjected to the admiring criticism of
neighbouring governments. It is fitting,
also, that on the first occasion of Manitoba
being represented in the Convention, her
champion should appear in the form of the
Hon. Colin H. Campbell in the westernmost
province of the Dominion. At the time of
going to press it is impossible to discuss the
important questions which are being debated in the Hall of the Alexandra Club,
but the Convention cannot fail to give
an immense impetus to that branch of the
public administration which has only within
recent years begun to receive thc attention
which il so urgently needed.
COST OF LIVING-Much has been
written, both in these columns and
in lhe columns of the press throughout the Dominion, on the increased cost of
living, and the man in the street has begun
to regard the question in much the same
way as he regards the memory of the late
Queen Anne. When, however, the fact is
brought home to him directly in regard to
some particular item of daily expense, he is
apt to open his eyes to the increased seriousness of the situation. Of all the daily necessities of life none are of such paramount
importance as milk. Milk forms such a
large proportion of our daily consumption
that we are apt to consider it as one of those
things of which there will always be a supply. But what are we to say when the price
has gone up to $1.00 per gallon, 8 quarts
for a dollar, 15 cents for a pint and 10 cents
for the humble glassful consumed in the
local fruit store ? That something must be
done is evident, or our boasted Vancouver
Island, overflowing with milk and honey,
will have to retreat from the proud position
so widely heralded. Milk we must have.
The milk we have is goocl—some of it—but
limited in supply. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
It is my regret that, owing to a
visit to the damp but balmy fields of
Cowichan, I missed seeing the great
parade of the members of the local
Trades and Laborr Unions on Monday last. From all sides I hear the
same talc, viz., that the parade this
year eclipsed all previous efforts and
that the labour and trouble, expended
by those who were responsible for the
various "floats," were well justified by
the success which attended this feature of the holiday. I hear that the
barbers performed a notable feat and
lathered and shaved on their perilous
stand with the nonchalance for which
their trade is noted; that carpenters
planed, and sawed and hammered on
their triumphant progress through the
streets and that the longshoremen
gave a fine illustration of the nature
of their daily duties. It must have
been a fine sight and it is good to
know that the Unions of Victoria can
make a showing so well in keeping
with the progress which the city has
made in every branch during the past
* *   *
I used above the expression "fields
of Cowichan," because it would not
be the proper thing to mention a
holiday in the country without some
reference to "Elysian fields," those
abodes of bliss where the "good niggers" went in the days when Greek
and Roman mythology composed the
religion of the civilized world. But
there is another reason why the term
"Elysian" is specially applicable to
Cowichan, or to any place which depends on the E. & N. Railway for
its transportation facilities. Before
the departed spirit bound to Elysium
could reach his happy destination, he
had to cross the Styx, that gloomy
stream patrolled by Charon in his
ghostly craft. Across the Styx the infernal ferryman carried the souls of
good and bad, the former bound for
Tartarus, the latter for Elysium. The
journey was anticipated with gloomy
forebodings and the general impression seems to have been that it was
an unpleasant voyage. Now mark the
parallel. Before the holiday resorts
of the country can be reached from
Victoria, the pleasure-seeker has to
entrust himself to the mercies of the
local branch of the C. P. R. which,
Charon-like, herds good and bad together, indifferent to their fate. Had
Gustave Dore lived on Vancouver
Island, methinks he might have selected another setting for his illustration of "The Passage of the Styx" described in the "Inferno."
* *   *
The accommodation afforded by
tiie Company on the occasion of
week-end holidays is little short of
scandalous. It is necessary to reach
the station long be'ore the hour for
departure in order to secure a seat of
any kind. By arriving a quarter-of-
an-liour in advance 1 managed to obtain a seat in thc smoking car, which
was packed to over-flowing with a
motley gang of all the nations upon
earth. When the train pulled out
there were at least six men standing
in my immediate neighbourhood, and
I did not dare leave my seat to see
how conditions were in other parts of
the train. In the name of the passengers who pay for accommodation,
as well as for transportation, will
nothing induce the C. P. R. to look
after the comfort of those who have
the misfortune to travel on the E. &
N.? One would have thought that
the knowledge that Monday being
Labour Day would have been sufficient to ensure a few extra cars—
enough to seat the increased number
of travellers.    Possibly    some    were
provided, but not enough.
* *   *
But someone will say: "Why pour
forth your indignant ink on the E. &
N. when the V. & S. is thirsting for
it even more urgently?" The reason
my friend, is two-fold. First of all,
I have not had occasion to use the
V. & S. for a happy five years, or
thereabouts. And the second is that
now-a-days nobody takes the V. & S.
seriously, and you can't be sarcastic
with a joke. Besides, one feels sorry
for the V. & S. The engine always
inspires one with pity, and pity, as
all the world knows, is akin to love.
A day will come, however, when competition will help the city; when the
owners of live lines entering Victoria
will vie with each other to increase
the number of their trains and improve their rolling-stock, and when it
will no longer be a question as to
whether or not it is quicker to walk.
At present, walking would be far
pleasanter, if not always quicker.
* *   *
All tail to the owners of the Central
Building for the splendid illumination
which they are giving the city at
nights by the system of electric lighting installed on the outside of their
fine building. This is good advertising of a public spirited nature and
such as cannot fail to impress our
visitors. I seem to have a hazy recollection of a big illuminating scheme
which was to prevail all along the
waterfront in honour of the Governor-
General's visit. Unless I am greatly
mistaken the project was greeted with
delight and proposals were made and
accepted that it should be installed at
once, so that H. R. H. might think
that it was just one of our many
every-day attractions. I can't say
that I have so far noticed anything
special in the lighting of the Causeway and I am compelled to believe
either that my memory is failing or
that the scheme was but a flash in the
pan and will be but a temporary sign
of jubilation.
%        st**        *t*
Now that the management of the
13. C. E. R. have had time to digest
the rules and regulations lately drawn
up for their guidance by the Attorney-
General I would suggest that the beginning of next year will be a suitable
occasion for them to initiate one other
big improvement, which has been
mooted in these columns as well as in
other quarters more than once. It
appears that new cars will have to
be provided, and sundry alterations
effected in some of the old ones.
Would not the moment then be opportune for placing on the streets
trams with outside seats, so that
every car would be an "Observation?"
It is rather extraordinary that this
style of car has not yet appealed to
the imagination of the Street Railway
Company. There are huntrreds of
people, like myself, who prefer to
walk in fine weather rather than to sit
inside, but who would gladly pay the
'are for the privilege of riding on the
top. enjoying the breeze and the
# *    *
Thorgh it is possible that in consideration of the summer we have had,
which every "oldest inhabitant" states
has been the worst on record (though
to the casual observer it has seemed
pleasant enough), we may yet have an
Indian summer, we are compelled to
admit that the "fall" is upon us. Personally, I like all the seasons. I am
one of those happy individuals who
for the most part don't care "if it
snows," but there are many who
keenly regret the passing of each summer, and none more than those who
have been accustomed to spend many
happy hours at the Gorge Park. Since
the B. C. E. R. first took the Gorge
in hand and made it the pleasure-
ground for Victoria it has been of incalculable benefit to all classes of
citizens, young and old alike. To
Mr. Clifford Denham, the popular
manager of the Victoria Theatre, who
has been responsible for the various
recreations provided at the Park during the season just closing, congratulations are in order. The pictures
which have been shown each night
have often been the subject of favourable comment and all tlie amusements
provided have been most heartily appreciated. Last Monday the Park
was filled with throngs of people who
repaired there to close the holiday by
watching the fireworks. These were
of a high class; the effect of the illuminations on the water, was superb,
and the set-piece "Unity" was received with enthusiasm. By thoughtfully keeping the pictures till after the
fireworks, Mr. Denham did much to
ease the burden of the B. C. E. R.
who managed the transportation in au
exemplary manner. On behalf of the
many who have had a good time at
the Gorge this year, and who will continue to have one till the season definitely closes, this little tribute is tendered by the
Do not long to swap troubles with your
neighbour. You would find bis more irksome
than the kind you nave always bad.
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Voice Production
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Wholesale Agents for B. C.
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Victoria, B. C
Ambition Realized
It is human nature to sigh for the impossible. People
seem to delight in weaving all sorts of strange fictions about
the things that "are to be," but never really "are."
Have you not done the same, Mrs. Housewife? Have
you not planned the "ideal home" with its cheerful, sunny
rooms and atmosphere of welcome ? Many times. How
wonderful if you could but approximate its simple beauty !
You never supposed you could, did you ?    Well, you can.
We have a splendid Home Furnishing Department that
can soon make your "air-castle" a thing of fact. It can give
the coldest, most formal home an air of good taste and contentment.   It can give every room added grace and beauty.
Visit our Home Furnishing Department today. We are
specialists in the art of home decoration and will work out
to your satisfaction any color scheme you desire.
Make "Home" Your Ambition—
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Telephone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
The Allen Players
ne play chosen for the final week
ie summer engagement of the Al-
Players has been "The Girl From
is," a piece abounding with com-
yet  pervaded  by  the  touch   of
drama.    It is a good production
;e and a pleasant one by which
.'member the Allen  Stock  Com-
who have given so many hours
■niusement  to  the  theatre-loving
e of Victoria.   The Allen Players
won a high place in the regard
jictorians   and   I   sincerely  trust
:hey will come to be one of our
ier "institutions"   and    that for
seasons we shall see their wel-
appearance on the stage of the
theatre which will be ready to
e them next year,
pite of the vagaries of a "habit'-'
characterized the dress of two
actresses in the first and last
ind    the    diversity   of fashion
in the frock coats worn by two
actors, the performance of 'The
rom  Texas" has been  a  great
s during the current week.    Mr.
I  I.  Mitchell  had a part which
ly suited him and as "Lord Ken-
I' combined the character of the
1  son  with  that of the  ardent
[ excellently.    Mr.  G. D.  Zucco,
|*ver, is not and never can be a
1 cattle rancher, and though hc
valiantly and preserved the or-
x accent, it was clear that the
and the part would never meet,
e same time, there is no other
ier of thc  Company who could
I undertaken  it.    A  role  of  this
e  with   its   long sustained  "un-
klness" can   hardly be acted  at
In all probability the part does
(xist outside the leaves of a book,
r. Zucco deserves every credit
epping into the breach.    As an
(iian, Mr. Charles Conners, is in-
ple and his presentation  of the
aratively  small  part  of  "Shane
ca," is all that could be desired,
} Mr. Biron Eagan as the "Count
pambray," is convincing in make-
lad manner, and Miss Verna Fel-
:as had many opportunities this
for   putting   into   effect   that
ning little change she makes in
voice   and    manner   when    she
:hes into insouciance.   Those who
seen Miss Felton in other plays
recall    the    artistic    touch with
h  she  drops  the  actress  in   the
and  becomes   for  the   moment
df.    Miss Farnsworth, a new ad-
n to the Allen Players, has been
ng "Elise   Farleigh,"  portraying
the haughty society girl who is
for a title.
Princess Theatre
|he Young  Wife" has this  week
ed a most favourable impression,
|:ertainly was a most artistic suc-
1 as well as a financial one.    It is
\pi the most pleasing plays ever
itted to an audience, possessing
-.tremely    interesting   plot, well
Ined with   plenty   of   up-to-date
|dy.   Tt was given a splendid pre-
Ition by the members of the Wil-
Company.   Miss   Page   in   an
lional role was well received. She
to  it  a  remarkable  depth   and
lis, winning for it both  interest
sympathy.    Mr. Lonsdale had a
conception of the lead, although
Jake-up was slightly too juvenile.
iFoster  as  "Lord  Henry  Beres-
I' had one of the best parts  he
ret played and he certainly did it
le.    Miss Mitchell, Miss Rundell
(Mr.  Aldem   all  deserve   special
Jrde Fitch's play of "Girls" will
lie attraction next week and this
funcement should command gen-
attention, as it is one of the big-
Isuccesses ever placed before the
public, and has always appeared in
the high priced houses. It will be
remembered from its appearance at
the Victoria Theatre about a year ago.
Mr. Williams, the manager of the
company, is highly pleased at being
able to offer to his patrons such a
metropolitan success as Clyde Fitch's
"Girls," and feels assured that his effort will be appreciated. "Girls" all
week and Wednesday and Saturday
The Empress Theatre
It does not often happen that the
first turn on the programme of a
vaudeville house is the big hit of the
evening, but there is no doubt that
Wallace's Educated Cockatoos, who
immediately follow the Empresscope,
are the star feature of the current
week's entertainment. These birds
are wonderfully trained and perform
their allotted tasks with a grace and
ease which it is charming to see.
Wallace's Cockatoos present about
the best animal act that has ever
visited Victoria, and should not be
missed. The Arion Quartette have
been putting on an excellent singing
turn, and special mention is clue to
Mr. J. J. Ryan, the first tenor, for his
solo work. Berry & Berry are a brace
of serio-comics who combine wit and
music in their repertoire and make a
success of both. The costume and
fooleries of the male member of the
duet have been causing much merriment. As a black-face comedian Joseph McGee is an amusing fellow and
keeps the house in roars of laughter.
The playlet, "Confession," put on by
Miss Dena Cooper and Company, is
a little too melodramatic and gruesome for a music-hall sketch, and the
writer was not in the least surprised
to hear a small child scream with
fright one evening this week, when
the guns went off after a particularly
emotional piece of acting.
The Crystal Theatre
The opening of the week saw two
excellent vaudeville turns at the Crystal Theatre. Lettellier, the handcuff
king, gave some marvellous illustrations of the futility of chaining a man
who knows how to free himself and
fairly startled the audience with his
powers in this line. Ed and Deda
Davis, who came to Victoria straight
from San Francisco, also made a
great hit with their singing and dancing, the lady in the case having a
"freak" baritone voice. Of the pictures one might single out "The High
Cost of Living" as a particularly
good example of good clean .comedy,
this being one of the best comic films
that the Edison Company have sent
When The Pollards Come to Town
The Juvenile Pollard Opera Company comes to Victoria on its fifth
world tour on Monday, September
gth, for an engagement of four nights,
bringing along thirty-live or forty of
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tiie Pollard Opera Companies of the
past ten years. The repertoire contains many of thc best musical comedy and light opera productions and
the performers who are all older now
have developed wonderfully in the
matter of stage technique and vocal
Teddy McXamara, favourite of old,
is the principal comedian of the latest
de luxe edition of the Pollards and in
the principal comedy roles he has
gained wide vogue as a world favourite.
Eva Pollard is a prima donna of
much ability and rare beauty, although she has scarcely reached the
"sweet sixteen" period of her life.
Willie Pollard has also developed
wonderfully, while Queenie Williams
is just about the sweetest bit of an
ingenue ever seen.
Gilbert & Sullivan
The news that the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Company which numbers so many stars of great prominence among its members, engaged in
the revival of Gilbert & Sullivan's
greatest comic operas, "The Mikado,"
"Pinafore," "Patience"-, ancl "The Pirates of Penzance" will be seen at the
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The Week
A Provincial Newt-paper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B. C, Canada
The Sack of
By Bohemian
If an astral visitor, a real Messenger from Mars, could alight upon this
sphere and, seeing but unseen, pass
through the length ancl breadth of the
world, he might be pardoned if he
were to depart to spread the information in other parts of the Universe
that the inhabitants of the Earth were
a race of Ifeings whose one pursuit
throughout life was the quest of the
For throughout the ages we have
the spectacle of mankind striving, acquiring, but never content. The history of their struggle is well portrayed in the evolution of the battleship.
Vast armies of men, urged thereto by
the calculating brains of scientists, la
hour by day ancl night to forge the
iron plates which will resist the im
pact of shells, whicii another army of
men is constantly toiling to hurl with
sufficient force to penetrate any
armour plate constructed. It is the
old story of the irresistible force and
the immovable object, ancl the solu
tion in real life is as far from realization as it was in the old schools of the
For centuries the sea was regarded
as a barrier. "Dissociabile," the Roman poet styled it, and it was approached with fear ancl trembling by
those whom hard fate drove to try
their fortunes thereon. Now, the sea
is regarded as a connecting link between nations ancl, where possible,
transport is made by water. Skill and
science have robbed it of its terrors
ancl man, fish-like, even dares to probe
its depths. It is not so many years
ago that Jules Verne astonished the
world with his story of the enemy of
tbe human race who drove destruction through the hulls of vessels in
his submarine. Now-a-days submarines are so common that they excite
no comment, ancl accidents therein are
as rare as on express trains.
The marvels depicted in another
work by the same author are now in
process of being commercialized and
the aeroplane which has already
emerged from the experimental stage
will carry our descendants with the
same ease ancl safety which we now
enjoy in our ocean liners and transcontinental trains.
And what will man do then? Earth,
ancl water ancl air will be subject to
his authority. Will he experiment
with fire, so that men, like salamanders, may explore the recesses of volcanoes and seek what treasures the
earth has hidden there? Or will he
force his way upward ancl learn to
traverse the paths of ether. Or will
he forsake the trail of thc material
ancl delve deeper into the mysteries
which lie behind the veil, ancl thereby
discover how to hold in check the approach of Death? Of one thing we
may be full sure, viz., that never as
long as man exists will he give up
his quest.
To a moralizer there is something
pathetic in this constant reaching out
for things that seem so far away, and
which, when attained, give so little
satisfaction. How is the world the
better for the possession of the submarine? What will it profit the nations to hold intercourse by aerial
paths? It is not cynical to ask
whether humanity would be benefited
by the discovery of the Elixir of Life
any more than it would be by the
finding of the Philosopher's Stone. A
Bohemian may be pardoned for suggesting that life without death would
pall, and that  the  certainty of even
prolonged life would shake the foundations of society to an extent undreamed of.
Into what element the quest of the
future may lead we cannot at present
tell. Certain it is that it will continue.
As children pursue the rainbow to find
the sack of gold hidden at its foot, so
man pursues the unattainable, and as
the march of civilization proceeds ancl
each succeeding hill-top yields its own
reward, the goal still shines on the
distant horizon. But if the goal be
reached and the mystic sack of gold
be found, then will the end of the
quest bring in its train the fulfilment
of man's destiny.
Robert Brown
Written Specially for The Week
hy Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
One of the interesting personages,
in early Colonial times here, (chiefly
for his after-career), was Robert
Brown, of Aberdeen, Scotland. Tall,
well-set, fair-haired, good type of a
Lowland Scot, his sound education at
home was enlarged by a medical
course in Edinburgh, where he showed
a strong love for Natural History,
chiefly in the vegetable and animal
kingdoms, to which was added, later,
an appreciation of the mineral kingdom, and of historical and ethnological research, as his numerous papers contributed to scientific societies,
and his published works, attest. Bom
in 1842, he married the daughter of
a distinguished professor in Copenhagen, and died in 1895, prematurely,
after seeking, vainly, relief from his
tubercular enemy, during portions of
several seasons, at Algiers. Brown's
versatility was shown by his employment, after a time, as a valued member of the regular staff of one of the
oldest London newspapers. Altogether, a worthy, capable man, following his bent, throughout life, unpretentiously. He became Ph. D., M.
A., F.L.S., and Member of the Council
of the Royal Geographical Society,
I lirst knew him at Alberni, in the
early part of 1863, when he was a lad
of 20. As young as that he called to
introduce himself, as having been appointed by the Linnaean Society of
Edinburgh, on small pay, to report on
plant-life in Vancouver Island, which
he himself desired to study, but his
conversation, even at that first meeting, did not exclude geographic ancl
piscatory subjects. His letters ancl
pay were to come through Chief Factor William Fraser Tolmie. Next
year, the Government, notwithstanding his youth, placed him in charge
of the Vancouver Island Exploring
Expedition, of which I was one of
the Managing Committee. He did
goocl work in that oflice without neglecting his Edinburgh mission, but,
for some reason, thc Society there,
perhaps not appreciating the circumstances, stopped his pay, ancl I advanced him the money to take him
home, which he repaid promptly, and
long afterwards,—(unknown to nie, at
the time),—he similarly helped a poor
friend of mine in the Old Country.
Brown's kindly interest in this part
of the world, ancl its people, continued, in deed, without abatement.
We find him, not long after, in North
Greenland, with, so to speak, fishes
"on the brain"—there being no plants
there to observe, nor even for food.
Destroying some letters this week, I
come upon one from him, which, 1
think, though of very old date (186;)
will interest readers, who, even now,
know little of the important whale
kingdom. It shows his scientific bent,
ancl his early habit of exact observation. I wish we here could hope for
such progress in whale and seal fisheries, as has been made, since
Brown's time, by little Norway. The
total gross returns, there, for the season 1910-11, were variously'estimated
to be £1,179,200 to £1,340,000. In
some  instances,  dividends  of  100 to
150 per cent, were realised, and banks,
of course, advanced readily on shares
in whaling companies. But, perhaps,
the unconscious self depicturing of
the naturalist-writer in the letter (not
then over 25 years of age), may attract some of your readers. There
are men of similar leavening power
in our more advanced society of today, who, in their turn, are being
taught, how little man yet knows, and
how much he has to learn.
"Trading Post of Jakobshavn,
"Xorth Greenland, June 10, 1867.
"The queerest postman you ever
saw is waiting for this letter, clad in
fur from head to foot, and with his
skin 'kayak' (canoe) on his head. He
will take the letter to Godhavn, on
Disco Island, to catch the one annual ship from Denmark. The prospect of a glass of schnapps, on arrival there, already makes his countenance expand, ancl the greasy dirt
on his cheeks crack in every direction.
I fear that this missive, if it ever
reaches you, is likely to have an 'ancient ancl a fish-like' smell. The Danish 'schnapps,' our dogdriver, Tegner,
declares, is poor stuff; he says he remains "shobor,' after 40 or 50 glasses.
Practically, I may add that I have
forgotten the taste of herbs, for we
have no vegetables; the long summer Arctic clay, (of 24 hours), is
passed with an unvarying diet, comprising Artie hare, blue fox, seal and
reindeer. There remain two or three
Danish black sheep, from the few that
were hereabouts on my former visit,
but the mutton has become, in this
climate, uneatably tough. Fresh lish
is not practically available, and is
little relished. But these things to
me, you know, are trifles. I have
long made a special study of certain
things, which, in the hurry of my last
visit, I think I failed to impress sufficiently, upon you. I am, now. as
said above, on my second visit to the
Arctic, to continue observations as far
as possible, with some intention of
publishing the result on returning
home via Copenhagen ancl Paris. You
will like this purpose, I know, even
if crudely carried out, better than a
mere account of personal incidents.
It will comprise certain observations
of mine as to portions of the 'whale'
order, ancl the 'seals.' The study is
an old one with me, but the recent
turn which my European work has
taken has freshened the subject in my
mind. The plants, of course, were
my specialty in Vancouver Island.
"Well, as to whales, porpoises, etc.,
little indeed, is known, with certainty,
as to this extensive 'order.' Whales
are so large, ancl our opportunities for
observing them so rare, ancl they are
on such distant coasts as a rule, that
we have few, and only imperfect, specimens in our museums. Our knowledge, consequently, has been largely
derived from drawings made by non-
naturalists, or from some bony parts
sent by them to museums. It has
been found in very many cases, that
bones, seemingly the same as those
from denizens in other seas, do not
indicate the same species, but really
are of a distinct species, no matter
what the 'fisherman, man and boy for
40 years,' may aver respecting them.
In the face of such dogmatism, I have
established several different, or new,
species—one, a porpoise, was in
Queen Charlotte Island. As to the
Greenland whale, hunted for 250
years and killed by hundreds of
thousands, we do not yet know its
history, perfectly. Only within the
last few years has a skeleton of this
'order' been placed in a European
museum. The various species, existing in the North Pacific ocean, wc
know very little about, classing all as
'Southern (Australian) Right-whale,'
while, of the fin-backed whales with
little whalebone, ancl the under side of
the head ancl throat and part of the
belly, furrowed, \ve know at present,
absolutely nothing, (except from
some models ancl figures described by
Chamisso in the Berlin Academy's
"The "right whales of Greenland'
may enter the Pacific Ocean occasionally, by way of the Arctic Sea.
Some killed about thc sea of Okotsk
arc said to have had harpoons in
them marked with names which
showed that the weapons had been
fixed into them in the Greenland ancl
Spitzbcrgen seas.  ' ..
"(1) I advise that whenever you
get a chance (ancl nothing pays so
well in zoological science) make a
careful series of minute measures of
length, and of girth behind head, and
before ancl beside dorsal fin (if any),
also in front of tail, etc., then, the
length to dorsal fin, etc., and from eye
to blowhole, ancl to ear hole (a small
opening in the whale, hardly to be
detected except by experts), ancl that,
as to these, you state accurately the
relative proportions ancl positions,
not omitting the measurement of
gape, the pectoral fins, breadth of tail,
etc., etc.
"(2) Also, a careful coloured drawing, or, (failing opportunity), an outline, according to the measurements,
then, the skull ancl cervical vertebrae
(these important in distinguishing
species); next the windpipe, ancl the
pelvic, bones; ancl, further, (speaking
non-anatomically), the three little
bones found near the bottom of the
stomach. In this achievement if you
cannot do the whole skeleton, there
may be for you some fame ancl profit, so do all you can, if you can't do
all the above. I need not ask you to
describe the ordinary habits (blowing, whether vapour or water), the
speed, the food, times of visiting
coasts, periods of parturition, etc., etc,
"Regarding 'seals,' much the same,
in a general way, may be said as
about the whales, though, of course,
the former arc more accessible, and,
also, more easily examined and preserved. The only new one I noted,
on the Vancouver Island coast, was
named after our goocl friend Captain
George Henry Richards, the present
hydrographer, R. N. The skulls of
seals are the great things; salt them
clown in a cask as they are when cut
off, ancl with a tag affixed, referring
to some notes, they will be looked
after by me at the Botanic Gardens.
Edinburgh, where there is room, to
open them, free. After preparation,
however, better prices can be got,
usually, at Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris,
or London, than at Edinburgh.
"The books of reference we have,
at present, are not very important, as
to either whales, or seals. Sir Wal
ter Elliot, of Walflee, placed at my
disposal, as a lad, before visiting the
North-west, a fine collection of cetaceous drawings, which I may yet
work up. You have our mutual correspondent, Sir VV. Jardine's, book
about fishes ancl birds; special chapter on whales, by him, in the Ray
Society Memoirs, and, in the same
scries, by Hamilton, on seals. T remember you said you knew Gray's
catalogue of seals and whales in Brit
ish Museum, not to go back to Ctl*
vier, Laelpedes, ancl the older writers
A general drawback in all these records is copying from one another—
few of the writers having been actual
investigators—a natural failing, this,
I suppose, in many botanical ancl zoological researches. If you see Dr.
Comrie, R. N., give him my compliments, and let him read these scattered notes. He has been elected F.
G. S. Edinburgh, not without my recommendation. How much there is
to do, in tllis world, ancl how little
time to do it! Kind remembrances
to all inquiring friends. Let science,
for a time, rip,—how are all the 'boys'
getting on? Shall I forget them? Not
by a hatful!—Griffin, Bunster, Stevens, Pagden, Phillips, Fry, Barnston,
and all the others, here's to them, in
Danish schnapps, out of the Wilson-
Brown flask, which, if the Arctic
spares me. will, at thc coming Christmas, in Edinburgh, carry something
more helpful ol" jovial memories.
A Clever Cartoon
Acme Press Change Quarters
All the people in Victoria who have
had occasion t'o do 'siness with the
Acme Press, ancl their name is Legion
and becoming more so every day,
have been more than a little amused
by the form of notification whicii they
have received of the change of address
which has been made by this enterprising firm of printers. Cartoons are
common enough in newspapers,1 and
notices of change of address are common enough in post-offices and other
places where men do business, but to
the Acme Press belongs the credit of
happily combining the two.    At
top of an artistic folder, which gi
the notice of the change is fastej
the picture of the move.    Here in
tesque shape are seen the three ml
bers of the firm, Mr. Charles Mc|
with his printing press under his
Mr.   Percival  Watson   gaily  pacj
away a couple of formes and Mr.
Stevens shouldering a monstrous 1
of books representing the  enornl
volume   of   business  whicli   is  bl
carried on by the firm.   The likene|
are excellent and the cartoon was I
cuted by the Western Art Comp|
the cut being made by B. C. Eng
ing Co.
It is three years and a half
the Acme Press opened up their ;
ing establishment at the cornel
Government and Bastion Stree|
quarters above the Army &
Cigar Store. These premises sool
came too cramped for the raj
growing business and the three
ners had to look around for a '
ancl more commodious abiding
This they have found at 789
Street and the move was made
beginning of this week. The
Press is now housed in comforl
occupies the whole of the gl
floor at the address mentioned, f
office, whicii is not at present|
completed, will face the stree
will give access to an immensl
behind, where the presses, linl
and other appurtenances of a fu|
to-date printing plant are nd
stalled. The success which h|
tended the firm and made the
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A Correction
Owing to a typographical ern
last week's issue of The Weel
newly established firm of Dyrl
Eddington, who have opened al
Yates Street as Ladies* Outfitters]
styled "Dykes & Eddington."
Dynes, in whose name the ml
occurred, has been associated will
firm of Finch & Finch for some!
having had considerable previoifl
perience in England.
I'll never know what started it; IM swd
fire'd gone down i
An hour before 1 saddled up and hit thi
for  town; I
llut something made me turn  my headl
rode;   and I just looked back 1
And  saw  a  whiff of smoke  go  up—an<|
was all of my shack.
Lord  knows, it wasn't much of a place|
foot  hy   twelve,   no   more,
And   built—as   a   fellow    builds   that
tackled   tbe   job   before:
It wasn't tbe thought of my work that wl
me some when the outfit burned,     I
Nor yet  the  handful of dollars it  mean|
dollars are easy earned.
It   was   my   bits   of  things   from   homel
worthless  things  that  mean (   f
All that's bitter and sweet to think of in |
tbat  once   have  been:
The things that seem like voices speaki|
you, and trying to say
Tbat   somebody cares  for you,  all  the
tive  thousand miles away.
Tbe things tbat bring old faces around,
work's done, ami you lie
And  hear the  homeless prairie  wind  be
the  earth  and   sky,—
That come like a dear hand on the latcl
a friend's  step at the door,
And  put  new  heart in a weary  man  ti
the light once more.
That was what brought lhe lump to my t
ay, and the tear to my eye,
When   I   saw   my  shack,  that" was  twel
teu,  go up in  smoke to  the sky;
llut   it's   done,   and   no   use   now   to   w
and curse it and complain,
And—I   reckon  any  old  time  '11   do  to
and build again!
—C.   Fox   Sm
All men wed angels. This fact maj
sibly account for their anxiety after ma
to sec tbe celestial voyage resumed by
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(By Fred. W. Field)
The Canal and the Railroads
Certain reductions in railroad rates should occur as the result of
i.Panama Canal's entrance in the commercial arena. At this time,
I'e of the roads have given definite indication as to how they will meet
new competition. The transportation captains are not likely to
fry to announce changes. Professor Emory R. Johnson, of the
Insylvania University, says it is not to be expected that the Canal
bring about the general reconstruction of transcontinental railroad
es. The rail rate structures will be maintained after the Canal is
Jjned, and railway officials will wait to see how traffic moves. If
ly find that the Canal route is getting a large share of the through
Ifiness, some readjustment of through rail rates will necessarily be
(tie. The extent to which the transcontinental rate structures will be
Idified will depend upon the Supreme Court's interpretation of the
(irth section of the interstate commerce act. There will be no general
le warfare started by the railroads against the steamship lines; the
[Iroads will have too much at stake; warfare will be too easily. It
(much more probable that several of the transcontinental railroad
Items will do what the Southern Pacific is certain to do—that is,
(ablish steamship lines between the two seaboards.
Steamers Operated by Railroads—The steamship lines operated
lough the Canal by the railroads may be expecte 1 to carry traffic at
lifitable rates and to supplement the services of all-rail lines. It will
Ibably be in the public interest to permit the railroads to establish
[many steamship lines as they may wish to operate from coast to
1st. If it should be nece's'sary.to regulate the services of the coast-
le carriers, in order to maintain fair competition between railway
(l independent coastwise lines, the jurisdiction of the United States
lerstate Commerce Commission mav readily be extended over carriers
|Vvater between the two seaboards of the United States.
President Howard Elliott, of the Northern Pacific Railroad, looks
I a large increase of water-borne freight, but is not disposed to think
I transcontinental lines will suffer, as they will increase their freight
Importation for a long distance within the coast zones.
Views, of Canadian Railroad Men—Mr. Henry L. Stimson, the
■lted States Secretary of War, has cited as one of the main benefits
Ich the United States expects from the Canal, its effect on trans-
Itinental rates. What do the Canadian railroad men say? Briefly,
|y think that:—
(1) Some readjustment of their traffic is inevitable.
(2) They will be able to meet the changed conditions.
(3) That any losses caused by readjustment will be counterbalanced by the stimulation of railroad business through the
upbuilding of the Western provinces.
(4) The most northerly roads especially will derive a direct benefit
from the Canal.
| (5) Large traffic will go westward to the Coast, and this business
will be encouraged by the Canadian Transcontinental railroads.
(6) That new steamship associations or services, in connection
with the Canadian railroads, will be created.
These matters are sufficiently important to note interviews with the
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the Panama Canal will affect the traffic of the Canadian transcontinental
lines as well as the systems crossing the United States from the Atlantic
to the Pacific," said Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, "but I do not apprehend any serious loss of net
revenue. The rail rates between the coast and coast are governed to
an important extent by the cost of transportation via the all-water
route, with the result that a considerable portion of the through traffic
is not particularly profitable. The redistribution of goods from jobbing centres on the Pacific Coast yields better returns, and, if the use
of the Panama Canal has the effect of building up and strengthening
these coast cities as distributing points, with the more rapid development of the country tributary to the coast that should result, the railway lines will participate in the advantage."
Regarding connections between Canadian and United States lines,
he says: "I doubt if there is anything to encourage further extensions
and connections across the international boundary. These extensions
coming from the south must depend upon one or other of the large
Canadian lines for support, whose paramount interests are in other
Grand Trunk Paeifie Railway—Mr. William McNab, principal
assistant engineer of the Grand Trunk Railway, who has visited the
Canal, thinks it is obvious that the most northerly transcontinental
railroads especially will derive a direct benefit from the Canal. "The
wheat fields of Western Canada," he reminds us, "are practically only
beginning business, and at no far distant date will be a main source
of supply of breadstuffs for not only Europe, but for the Southern
States ancl West Indies as well. The problem of handling the fall
crops in one direction within a reasonable time will then be felt. The
Grand Trunk Pacific with its low gradients will be in a position to
distribute its business to advantage, and take westward from Saskatchewan and Alberta a fair share of the agricultural output of these
provinces for shipment via Prince Rupert and the Canal."
At Prince Rupert, the northernmost transcontinental terminal, the
late President Hays of the Grand Trunk stated that his line was preparing steamships and elevator capacity to ship 100,000,000 bushels of
Canadian wheat a year round the world through Panama. "We have
the lowest mountain grades in America," he added. "We have a sixty-
foot harbour which nature made, and which we do not need to dredge,
and we have a sea-front which never freezes over as the wheat harbours of Eastern Canada freeze. We already have the finest Alaska
steamers on the Pacific; and by the time Panama opens we will have
ocean freighters between Prince Rupert and Liverpool through the
Nezv Views of Neiv President—An entirely different view is taken
by Mr. E. J. Chamberlain, president of the Grand Trunk. In a recent
interview in Montreal he expressed the opinion that very little Canadian traffic would go by the Panama Canal route.   He also said that
the Grand Trunk Pacific has not contemplated running a line of steamships from Prince Rupert to Europe via the Canal.
Regarding the transportation of grain, he remarked that the whole
of the Canadian crop of last year would have had to be dried before
it could be transported by such a hot route as the Panama Canal, where
the temperature ran to,&s liighais.1^0 in the shade. The present route
was much cooler, and, therefore, more desirable, and the trans-shipping
of the grain at Fort William, Georgian Bay, Montreal, or other outlets
all had the effect of drying it. The Canadian farmer wanted to market
his grain as soon as it was threshed; he could not wait to dry and
store it.
Sir William Mackenzie, president of the Canadian Northern Railway, has stated that his and the other Canadian railroads were making
provision for the readjusting of their traffic and for the capture of the
larger trade which would undoubtedly come. A San Francisco paper
not long ago reported that Sir Donald Mann had made a definite
announcement that the Canadian Northern Railway Company would
establish a Pacific line of steamers between Canada and Australi and
China, as well as trading between Western Canada and Europe via the
Panama Canal. This has not been confirmed, but Mr. D. B. Hanna,
the third vice-president of the road, says: "It is obvious that when
our Transcontinental is completed, ancl connection made with the
Pacific Coast, consideration will be given by the company to the establishing of a Pacific line of steamers or a working alliance with an
existing service."
The general belief of the Canadian railway authorities is that the
Canal will enter as an important factor into the question of wheat and
other transportation. That there will be a Watershed of traffic between
East ancl West is probable, but this division need not imply a shrinkage
of earnings on the Eastern tracks, seeing that more wheat is being
every year raised by the increasing number of settlers. Where this
watershed will be, cannot be determined yet. The Canal and railroad
rates will settle that question.—The Monetary Times.
That a car shortage is imminent is the opinion of Mr. J. E. Walsh,
transportation manager of tlie Canadian Manufacturers' Association.
An estimate based on railroad figures of the past four years tends to
show that shippers will be confronted with a car shortage of sixty
thousand this year on the smallest possible estimate, and as great a
deficit as 180,000 cars should the proportion be as high as it was in
October, 1909.
Vice-President Bury, of the Canadian Pacific Raihvay, said that so
much has been done in preparation for handling the crop by concentrating rolling stock ancl motive power, together with the earliness of
the season, it is improbable that there will be any blockade.
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Henry Bertram Dicksol
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Parmer, inten-f
to apply for permission to purchase til
following described lands:—Commencing atl
post planted about sixty chains south-east "
the south-east corner of Lot 381, Range
Coast District; thence west 80 chains; thenl
north 40 chains; thence east 80 chains; thenl
south 40 chains, and containing 320 acre
more  or  less. L
Dated May 25th, 1912.
aug. 3 sept. ]
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Arthur Fellows, of VI
toria, B. C, occupation Retired, intends I
apply for permission to purchase the followil
described lands:—Commencing at a pm
planted about sixty chains south-east of i
south-east corner of Lot 381, Range 2, Col
District, thence east 80 chains; thence sotT
40 chains; thence west 80 chains; theu
north 40 chains and containing 320 acif
more or less.
Dated May 25th,  1912.
aug. 3 septj
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE  notice   that   Randolph   Stuart,
Victoria, B. C, occupation Estate Agent,]
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purer]
the  following  described  lands:—Commenc]
at  a  post  planted eighty chains east pf I
south-east corner of Lot 558, Coast Distrj
Range 3, thence south 80 chains; thence (
80   chains;   thence   north   80   chains;   thej
west 80 chains and containing 640 acres, i
or less.
Dated May 22nd, 1912.
aug. 3 sep|
District of Coast, Range II and III I
TAKE notice that Frederick Reevesl
Victoria, B. C, occupation Real Estate At
intends to apply for permission to purq
the following described lands:—Commel]
at a post planted forty chains north ol
south-east corner of Lot 558, Range 3, r
District; thence east 80 chains; thence
80 chains; thence west 80 chains; . tf
north 80 chains, and containing 640
more or less.
Dated   May   22nd,   1912.
aug. 3
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Lewis Carey, of Vici
B.C., occupation Broker, intends to appli
permission to purchase the following des!
ed   lands:—Commencing   at   a   post   plal
at the north-east corner of post of Lot 1
Range   3,   Coast   District;   tnence  80   ell
north;   thence   80. chains   west;   thenceT
chains south; thence 80 chains east and f
taining 640 acres, more or less.
Dated  May 21st,   1912.
aug. 3
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that William M. •LeJL
of Winnipeg, Man., occupation Store-keJ
intends to apply for permission to purcl
the following described lands:—CommenT
at a post planted 80 chains east oi the sd
east corner of Lot 382. Coast District, Rl
2, thence south 40 cnains; thence wesl
chains; thence north 40 chains; thence I
80 chains and containing 320 acres, mor|
Dated May 25th, 1912.
aug. 3 sepf
Window Illumination
SHOP KEEPERS and others who intend making
some extra window illumination on the occasion
of the forthcoming ROYAL VISIT should notify
us at once in order that we may determine whether our
transformers and meters are of sufficient capacity to
carry the extra load
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Light and Power Department Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 3, 1912.
|;he Editor of The Week:
|?ar Sir,—Will you permit me to
; a few suggestions in connection
the approaching visit of H. R. H.
[Duke of Connaught, which may
Je practicable.   The first is that
Kcial effort be made to afford all
■children of Victoria and neigh-
1'iiood an opportunity of viewing
(irocession.   Perhaps for this pur-
i it might be possible  to utilize
jrounds of the Empress Hotel and
fament Buildings   and   to   mass
thereon. If some souvenir could
Iven each child it would, in addi-
Iserve to perpetuate the occasion,
Vrst of the like in the annals of
l*:ity.   Then,  too,  old  ex-service
|should have a special space alto them.   I believe that new-
|;s to Victoria would be surprised
how many ex-service men are
(resident  here,  many  with  war
J? and medals to their credit,
ito   the   decorations,   some   de-
l.liarmonious  scheme  should be
upon and the ladies, who so
litly  organised  the   Coronation
lies last year, should be freely
ked on this matter.
L'nk, too, it will be agreed that
[idence of self-advertisement in
■icorations   should   be   severely
Inned, the occasion being one in
lthe individual should be entirely
I10 doubt excursions will be run
(Seattle ancl other districts, it is
lile we shall have a big influx
ftors, many of whom have never
our city before. Let us then
iiur best—put on our best bib
licker; in other words, tidy up
jug that may require it, paint
nartictilarly dingy spot and in
jway give our Royal anel other
Is the impression that we are
|we claim to be, the Queen City
I am, etc.,
[eDunmow Flitch
Revival of an Ancient
j  ancient   Dunmow   flitch   cere-
i was revived tllis year on  the
ft bank holiday at the village of
Jiow,   Essex,   before   a   holiday
It of 10,000 people who gathered
] all parts of the country to wit-
the   contest   of   two   married
Jes in their claims for the matri-
lal prize.
le flitch is given to the couple
lare prepared to take oath that
■• since they were "married man
|wife" have they offended each
by word or deed, or wished
|selves again unmarried.
Dunmow custom, now eight
Iries old, has lain in abeyance for
lears, and the announcement of
■Wval brought in the record num
ber of married couples claiming the
prize. From these two pairs were
selected, each middle-aged, and each
possessed of a family of children.
They were:
Harry Smith and his wife Annie,
of Crewton, near Derby, where the
husband    is    a    member    of    the
borough    council    and    board    of
guardians. •
Lewis Frank Butcher and his wife
Harriet, of St. Jame's-road, Brixton.
Butcher was born at Tilty, three
miles from Dunmow, and his local
associations added a zest to the trials.
The two couples were seated pn a
large stage before a great crowd of
spectators, and they entered warmly
into the fun made of their claim for
Dunmow bacon.
Mr. A. E. Floyd, a Dunmow solicitor, was judge, and Mr. Thomas Gibbons, a local major in the Territorials
ancl a well-known wit, scored a great
success with his jokes in defending
the flitches.
After muoh whispering the jury of
young men ancl maidens awarded a
flitch of bacon to each pair of applicants. The trial ended, there was a
pageant of the Dunmow flitch presentation in the eight centuries since
its foundation by the monks of Little
Dunmow Priory.
An English actor was a * member of a
company snow-bound in the Sierras while en
route from California to the East. Before
their train was pulled out of the drifts they
had been reduced to eating the coarse fare
of the railroad labourers, and got little enough
even of that. So that they all had a magnificent hunger on when the train reached a
small station at which there was a restaurant,
and the Englishman was the first to find a
seat  at  the table.
"Bring me in a hurry," he said to the landlord, a burly Western man, "a porterhouse
steak, some devilled kidneys, a brace of
chops, plenty of vegetables, and two bottles
of  Bass'  bitter  beer."
The landlord stuck his head out of the
dining-room door, and yelled to somebody
in the rear apartment:
"Say, Bill, tell the band to play 'Rule
Britannia.'   The Prince of Wales has come."
"Everything comes to him who waits, 1
suppose," said the restaurant diner patiently.
"Yes, sir," answered the waiter, "hut the
gentleman what won't wait gets his first."
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Samuel Edmunds Field, of Victoria, B. C, will apply
for a licence to take and use 10 miner's inches of water out of Millstream Creek, which
flows in a north-easterly direction through
Esquimalt District, and empties into Esquimalt  Harbour, near  Parsons  Bridge.
The water will be diverted at the foot of
the lower falls, on Eastern boundary Lot 1,
Sec. 98, Millstream, Esquimalt District, and
will be used for domestic purposes on the land
described as Lot 1, Sec. 98, Esquimalt District,  Map 748.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 12th day of August, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria, B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
SAMUEL E.  FIELD, Applicant,
aug. 17 sept. 7
In the Matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 5, Block R,
Work  Estate,  Victoria  City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention,
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication hereof, to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Thomas Wliitinc* Pierre on
thc 13th day of March, 1884, ana numbered
5438 A, which has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British   Columbia,   this  28th  day  of August,
"''" S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General of Titles,
aug. 30 sept. 28
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Violet Warr, of Victoria,
B.C., occupation Spins'er, intends to apply for
fiermission to purcnase the following described
ands:—Commencing at a post planted about
20 chains north and 20 chains west of the
north-west corner of Lot 38it Coast District,
Range 2, thence south 40 chains; thence west
80 chains; thence north 40 chains; thence east
80 chains and containing 320 acres, more or
Dated May 25th,  1912.
aug. 3 sept. 28
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE  notice   tbat   Reginald   D.   Serjeantson,   of   Kidderminster,   England,   occupation
Merchant, intends to apply for permission to
purchase   the   following   described   lands:—
Commencing   at   a   post   planted   180   chains
west and  20 chains  north of the north-west
corner of Lot 381, Coast District, Range 2;
thence   south   40   chains;    thence   west   80
chains;  thence north 40  chains; thence east
80 chains and containing 320 acres, more or
Dated May 25th,  1912.
aug. 3 sept. 28
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Amy. E. Serjeantson, of
Kidderminster, England, occupation Spinster,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands;—Commencing
at a post planted about 160 chains east and
20 chains south of the south-east corner of
Lot 382, Coast District, Range 2, thence
south 40 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 80 chains
and containing 320 acres, more or less.
Dated May 25th, 1912.
aug. 3 sept. 28
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Thomas Henry Slater,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Capitalist, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about one mile north of
the north-west corner of Lot 327, Coast District, Range 2, thence east 80 chains; thence
south 30 chains, more or less, to the shore
of Tatla Lake; thence following the shore
of the Lake in a south-westerly direction,
and the northern boundary of Lot 327 about
90 chains more or less; thence to point of
commencement, and containing 500 acres,
more or less.
Dated   May   26th,   1912.
aug. 3 sept. 28
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Stuart Island, Range One, Coast District,
formerly covered by Timber Licence No.
17652, is cancelled and that such lands will
be open to entry by pre-emption under the
Provisions of the Land Act, at 9 o'clock in
the forenoon on Friday, November 29th, 1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
August 27th, 1912.
aug. 31 nov. 30
For a Licence to Store and Pen Back Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Samuel Edmunds Field, of Victoria, B. C, will apply
for a licence to store or pen back 1/30 acre,
10 feet deep acre-feet of water from Mill-
stream Creek, a stream flowing in a northeasterly direction and emptying into Esquimalt Harbour, near a Parsons Bridge. The
water will be stored in a reservoir of 18,000
cu. feet capacity, built or to he built at foot
lower falls, and will be used for domestic
purposes as authorized by Water Record No.
 ,  Water   Licence   No.   ,  or under  a
notice of application for a licence to take and
use water, posted herewith, on the land described as Lot 1, Sec. 98, Esquimalt District,
Map  748.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 12th day of August, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria,  B.  C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings. Victoria, B. C.
SAMUEL   E.   FIELD,  Applicant,
aug. 17 sept. 7
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Celery 25 Olives 20 Almonds 20 Green Onions 10
Scotch Relish 25
Caviar 25       Pate de Foie Gras 25       Tuni Fish 25       Anchovy 23
Canape Lorenzo 50
Olympia Oyster Cocktail 35 Eastern Oysters on Shell 40
Little Neck Clams on Shell 40    Crab Cocktail 25
Dungess Crab: Half 25, Whole 40
Consomme Mozart 20 Chicken Broth with Rice 15
Boston Clam Chowder 15 Puree of "Tomato Florida 15
SOUPS TO ORDER—5 minutes
Eastern Stew Double Cream 50 Barszcz a la Cracovienne 25
Tomato Bouillon 20    Clam Broth with Whipped Cream 23
Cream of Tomato 20
Supreme of Flounder Marguery 50       Tenderloin of Sole Colbert 40
Boiled Smoked Halibut Drawn Butter 40    Finan Haddie Grille 40
Smelts Saute Doria 45 Filet of Red Snapper Orly 40
Broiled   King   Salmon   on   Steak   Mirabeau 45
Norwegian Mackerel Steamed Potatoes 40
Poached Eggs Benedictine 45       Hungarian Goulash with Spatsen 40
Braised Shoulder of Lamb Potatoes Delmonico 45
Sweetbreads with Green Peppers a la Wiegel 75
Breaded  Lamb  Chops Stuffed  Tomatoes 45
Eminence of Chicken a la Chaffing Dish 75
Crab Meat Cutlets Victoria 30
ENTREES TO ORDER—From 5 to 15 minutes
Chicken Livers Brochette 50   Planchet Sirloin Steak Westholme $1.00
Rack of Lamb Casserole Bouchere: For one 75; for two $1.25
Whole Squab Chicken Casserole with Vegetables $1.25
Stuffed Tomatoes au Duxelle 23
Stuffed Green Peppers 25
Half Roast Milk Fed Chicken Stewed Plums:  Half 63; Whole $1.25
Prime  Ribs au Jus  Yorkshire  Pudding 45;   Extra  Cut 73
Roast Young Island Goose German Apple Dressing 73
French Artichokes Hot or Cold 33   New Peas 23   Haricot Panashe 20
New Wax Beans 15     Fresh Corn on Cob 23
Fresh Spinach au Naturelle 13
Head Lettuce 30    Tomato 35    Cucumber 23
Lettuce and Tomato 35
Vanilla Parfait 23 Peach Melba 25
Chocolate Eclair 10     Nuts and Raisins 23
Tapioca Custard 10     Vanilla Sago Ice Cream 20
Parfait d'Annanas 35    Cabinet Pudding 10
Iced Canteloupe: Half 13, Whole 25
Mince 10     Green Apple 10     Lemon Cream 10
Raspberry 13     Banana 10
CHEESE (Per Person)
Camenbert Elite 25 Roquefort 25
Coffee per Pot 20 Tea per Pot 20
apl20 L
Combination 30
Assorted Fruits 23
Cup Custard 10
Gorgonzola 23
Demitasse 10
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R. F. Leighton, Racing Secretary THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that Twossie Robertson, of
Chicago, 111., occupation Spinster, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
?lanted 80 chains north and 80 chains west
rom the south-west corner of T. L. 42601;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence 40 chains; thence west So chains to
point of commencing, containing 480 acres,
more or less.
Dated July 8th, 1912.
Stanley Wood, Agent,
aug. 10 oct. 5
District of Renfrew
TAKE   notice   that   Nellie   Robertson,   of
Chicago, 111., occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase thc
following described lands:*—Commencing at a
post   planted   about   40   chains   east   and   20
chains  south   from   the   north-east   corner  of
Lot 49;  thence north 80 chains;  thence east
80  chains;   thence   south   80   chains;   thence
west   80  chains   to   point   of  commencement,
containing 640  acres,  more or  less.
Dated July 8th,   1912.
Stanley Wood, Agent,
aug. 10 oct. 5
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that Lily Heisterman, of Victoria, B. C, occupation  Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted  about  40  chains east  from   the
north-east corner of Lot 49; thence north 60
chains;  thence west 80 chains; thence south
60 chains; thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement,   containing   4S0   acres,   more
or less.
Dated July 8th,  1912.
Stanley Wood, Agent,
aug. 10 oct. 5
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that Olive I. Heisterman, oi
Victoria,   11.  C,  occupation Spinster,  intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post  planted on  the south boundary  of  Lot
580;    80   chains   west   from   the   north-west
corner of T. L. 1746; thence south 80 chains;
thence   east   80   chains;    thence    north   80
chains;   thence   west   80   chains   to  point   of
commencement, containing 640 acres-
Dated July  ioth,   1012.
Stanley Wood, Agent.
aug. 10 oct. 5
District of Renfrew
TAKE  notice that   Elize  Ely,  of Victoria.
B.   C.,   occupation   Married   Woman,   intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted at the south-west corner of Lot
580,   being   T.   L.    1727;   thente   north   80
chains;  thence west about  60 chains  to  the
south-east corner of Lot 56; thence south 80
chains;   thence   east   60   chains   to   point   of
commencement, rontaining 480 acres, more or
Dated July  10th,  1912.'
Stanley Wood. Agent,
aug. 10 oct. 5
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Proincess Louisa Iniet, New Westminster
District, formerly covered by Timber License
30564, which has lapsed, is cancelled; and
that such lands will be thrown open to preemption, under the provisions of the Land
Act, at midnight on Tuesday, October 15th,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C, >
. .1*5 July, 1912.
july 20 oct. 19
In the  Matter of the  "Companies Act" and
in the matter of the "Esquimalt Development Company, Limited.'   .
NOTICE is hereby given that the "Esquimalt   Development   Company,   Limited,"   will
after the expiration  of one month  from  the
date  of  the  first   publication   of   this   notice
apply to the Registrar of Companies for the
approval of the change of name of the Company from the "Esquimalt Development Company,.. Limited,"    to   the   "Canadian    Puget
Soun$ SaWmills Company, Limited." -. '*
Dated this 12th day of August,  1912.
:***:* Solicitor for the Company.
607 Sayward  Block,
Victoria, B. C.
aug. 17 ■ sept. 14
— - District of South Saanich
TAKE notice that Victor Alexander George
Eliot, of Victoria, B. C, occupation Stock
Broker, intends to apply for permission to
lease the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted on tbe foreshore
at the north-west corner of Lot 9 of the Subdivision of part of Section 12, Range II West,
South Saanich, thence following the shore line
of Lots 8 and 9 in an easterly direction about
three chains; thence north-westerly 20 chains;
thence westerly 3 chains; thence south-easterly 20 chains to the point of commencement.
Dated August .9,  1912.
By his Agent,  Francis Joseph O'Reilly,
aug 17 oct. 12
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Frank Ingram, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Gardener, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted one mile west, of the south-west corner of Lot 379, Coast District, Range 2,
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence east
80 chains and containing 640 acres, more or
Dated May 27th, 1912.
aug. 3 sept. 28
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Lucy Cower Serjeantson,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted one mile west of
the southwest corner of Lot 379, Coast
District, Range 2, thence south 80 chains;
thence cast 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
west 80 chains and containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated May 27th,  1912.
aug. 3 •«P'' 28
Coal mining rights of tne Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Province of British
Columbia may be Las.a tor a term ol twenty-
one years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
.\'ot more than 2,560 acres will be leased tr
ne applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-
Agent of the district iu 'whicn the rights
applied for are situate.!.
In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of
sections, and in unsurveyed territory tlle tract
applied for are not available, but not other-
cant  himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a
tee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights
applied for are not available, but not other-
wise'. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the ute of
live cents  per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish
ihe Agent with sworn returns accounting for
tlie full quantity of merchantable coal mined
and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least once a
The lease will include the coal mining rights
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
lie considered necessary for the working of
the mine at rhe rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent of  Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.
mch 9 sept. 7
XOTICE is hereby given that the reserve,
notice of which appeared in the British Columbia Gazette of the 25th February, 1909,
being dated the 23rd February, 1909, relating to a parcel of land situated on the
Eastern shore of Masset Inlet, Graham
[sland, is cancelled and that the vacant lands
included therein will be thrown open to
pre-emption at midnight on Friday, October
Ith,   1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands   Department,
Victoria, B. C, 2m' luly, 1912.
uly 6
oct. 5
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Crown Lands on Lasqueti
Island, formerly covered by expired Timber
Licence No. 40779, by reason of the notice
which appeared in tie British Columbia
Gazette of the 27th of December, 1907, is
cancelled, and tbe said lands will be thrown
open to pre-emption only, on Friday, November  first,  at  9  o'clock  a.m.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,   B.   C,
19th July,   1912.
July 27 oct. 26
In the matter of an  application for a fresli
Certificate of Title to Lot 84, Block VII,
Viewfield Farm, Esquimalt District, Map
NOTICE is, hereby given of my intention,
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first  publication  hereof,  to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu  of the  Certificate
of Title issued to James Graham Fair on the
29th  day of   December,   1803,  and  numbered
17551 A,   which   has   teen   lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Oflice,   Victoria,
B. C, this 2nd day of August,  1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
aug. 17 sept. 14
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that I,  Morton S. Jones,
of.Wyatt Bay, occupation Farmer, intends to
apply lor permission to purchase the following
described    lands:—Conimencing    at    a    post
planted about   20  chains  South-westerly  from
Moh Creek, ilute Inlet, tiience west 10 chains;
thence nortli 40 chains; thence east 40 chains
or to shore; thence meandering shore to coin-
mencement, containing about  160 acres.
Dated June  13,  1912.
julv 20 sept. 21
District of Cowichan
TAKE notice that Washington Grimmer of
Port Washington,  II.  C, occupation  Farmer,
intends to apply  for permission  to  purchase
the  following  described   lands:—Commencing
at a post planted at the south-east end of the
larger of three  small  Islets situated in  Port
Washington   Bay,  and  lying  to  the  west  of
Section ■23,   the  said  small   Islets  containing
one acre more or less.
Dated  August  6th,   1912.
aug. 17
oct. 12
District of Sooke
TAKE notice that Henry Reece Ella, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Broker, intends to
apply for permission to lease the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted at or near the south-west corner
of Section (19) nineteen, Sooke District;
thence south five chains; thence east sixty
chains, more or less, to the south-west corner
of Section (18) eighteen; thence following
high water mark in a northerly and westerly
direction eighty chains, more or less, to place
of commencement.
Dated 5th August, 1912.
oct. 5
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
covering Fractional Sections 13, 14, 15 and
Section 24, Township 84, Lillooet District,
established by notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette of the 6th of April, 1911,
and dated 3rd of April, 1911, and also by
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 13th of April, 1911, and dated
ioth of April, 1911, is hereby cancelled for
the purpose of lease by tender.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
10th June, 1912.
June 15 sept. 14
NOTICE i» hereby given that the reserve
existing on Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, situated in the Cariboo District,
notice of which bearing date December 17th,
1908, was published in the British Columbia
Gazette, dated December 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots mi, 1114, 5415, 5379,
5433, 538o, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5385, S4>7.
5419. 539". 5390. 5389, 5388, 5387, 5386, 5432,
S437, 5438, 5431. 5392, 5393, 5394. 5395. 5396,
5397. 5421. 5424. 5403. 5402, 5401, 5400, 5399,
5398, 5430, 5439, 5429, 5404, 5405, 5406, 5407,
5408, 5409, 5427. 5414. 5426, 5428, 5425, 5413,
and 5412, all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
i2tn June,   1912.
June 15 sept. 14
NOTICE is hereby given tbat the Reserve
existing by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, over a parcel uf land situated
on Texada Island, formerly covered by Timber License 22841, which has lapsed, is cancelled ; and the said lands will be thrown open
to pre-emption under the provisions of the
Land Act, at midnight on Tuesday, October
15th, 1912,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands  Department,
Victoria, B. C,
16 July, 1912.
July   20 oct. 19
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Lots 2031, 2034, 2035, 2035A,
2040 to 2046 inclusive, 2048, 2049A, 2050, 2055,
2057, 2060 to 2063 inclusive, 2067, 2068. 2069,
2075A, 2076, 2078, 2086, 2084, 2086, and 2088,
Cassiar District, notice of which, bearing date
May 18th, 1912, was published in the British
Columbia Gazette on May 23rd, 1912, is
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.C.,  19th June,  1912.
june 22 sept. 21
NOTICE is hereby given tliat the Reserve
existing on Crown Lands in tbe Peace River
Land District, notice of which bearing date
April 3rd, 1911, was published in the British
Columbia Gazette of thc 6th of April, i*)ii,
is cancelled in so far as the same relates to
Townships in, 113 and 115, Peace River
Land  District.
Leputy  Minister  of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,   B.   C,
22nd July,   1912.
july 27 oct. 26
I, A. P. Procter, of Gordon Head, Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia,
five notice that on the fourteenth day of
eptember, 1912, I intend to apply to thc
Water Commissioner at his office 111 Victoria
for a license to take and use four cubic feet
of water per second from a spring on Lot 12,
situate on or about 100 feet south-east of
about the centre of the north-east boundary
line of said Lot 12, Section 44. Victoria District, Province of British Columbia, Plan No.
954, and to form a Reservoir for storage at
said  spring. ...
The water is to be taken from said spring
and reservoir and is to be used on Lots 12
and 13, Section 44, Victoria District, Plan
No. 17, Province of Britisb Columbia, for domestic purposes and also to irrigate said lands
in the above mentioned Lots 12 and   13, Plan
X"'  'r' A. P. PROCTER.
Dated and posted this third day of August,
aug. 10 sept. 7
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing on vacant Crown lands in Township
1A, Range 5, Coast District, by reason of a
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette on November ist, 1906, and bearing
date of  October 31st,   1906, is cancelled.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands.
Victoria, B.C.,  15th June,  1912.
June 22 sept. 21
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Central
Island Power Co., Ltd., of 413 Winch Building, Vancouver, B.C., will apply for a licence
to take and use £60 cubic feet per second of
water out of Nitinat River, which flows in a
southerly direction through Lot 51 and empties into Nitinat Lake near Clo-oose, B. C.
The water will be diverted at head of canyon
L 51 and will be used for power purposes on
the land described as L51, Renfrew District.
This notice was posted on' the . ground on
the 4th day of August, 1912. The application
will be filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria, B. C.
Objections may Le filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
11. C.
By C. H. Walker, Agent.
aug. 17 sept. 14
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, Cariboo, notice of which bearing date February 15th, 1910, was published in
the British Columbia Gazette, February 17th,
1910, is cancelled, in so far as the same relates
to the lands surveyed as Lots 6251, 6252, 6253,
6254, 6255, 6256, 6257, 6258, 6265, 6272, 6298,
6297, 6296, 6289, 6271, 6266, 6264, 6259, 6273,
6280, 6281, 6279, 6274, 6260, 6263, 6267, 6270,
6290, 6295, 6291, 6269, 6268, 6262, 6261, 6275,
6278, 6284, 6277, 6276, 6285, 6286, 6287, 6288,
6292, 6293, 6294, 6295a, 6301, 6905, 6300,
6299, 6003, 6904, 6907, 6908, 6908a a:*.d 6906,
all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
12th June,   1912.
June 15 sept. 14
District of South Saanich
TAKE notice that The Vancouver Island
Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria. B.C., occupation Power Company, intends to apply for
permission to lease the following described
lands, being three and eight-tenths (3.8) acres,
comprising three rocks, together witb tlie bed
of the sea, within a radius of three chains and
fifty links (3.50CI1) of a post planted on the
largest rock, t whicii is twelve chains and
twenty-seven links (12.27 ch) at a bearing of
South twenty-one degrees and forty-five
minutes west (S. 21 deg. 45 min. W. Ast)
from the north-west corner of Section Eleven
being in Brentwood Bay, Saanich Inlet.
Arthur O. Noakes, Agent,
aug. 3 sept. 28
I1U111       l_ l\_        M\_M   LII" IT *■_.__!.      ..Ul 111.1        U|       rhf-U-WLtVJl       l^f.*-   .   _..
(n),  Range   Two   (2)   West,   Soutii   SaanicI*
District.    The said rocks and bed of the seo
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, James Horace Wilson
Salmon,  of  Victoria,   B.C.,  occupation  Clerk,
intends  to  apply  for  permission  to  purchase
the  following  described   lands:—Commencing
at or near the S. E. corner Post of T. L. 396;
thence  soutli    44    chains;    thence    west  80
chains,   more   or   less,   to   Cheewhat   Lake;
thence  north 4*  chains, more  or  less,  along
Lake   Front; t thence   east   80   chains,   more
or less, to point of commencement.
Dated  12th August,   1912.
Louis C. Y. Doerr, Agent,
aug. 24 oct. 19
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice tl at May Bland, of Ipswich,
England, occupation Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about 90 chains north of the north
shore of Tatla Lake and about 90 chains west
of the south-west corner of Lot 560, Coast
District, Range 2, thence east 80 chains;
thence south to the shore of Tatla Lake 80
chains, more or less; thence following the
shore of the Lake in a south-westerly direction 80 chains, more or less; thence to point
of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated May 26th,  1912.
aug. 3 sept. 28
District of Coast. Range  II
TAKE notice that Charlotte Ingram, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Married Woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands ^Commencing
at a post planted one mile west of the southwest corner of Lot 379, Range 2, Coast liis
trict: tbence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains, more or less, to shore of Tatla Lake;
tbence following the Lake shore in a westerly
direction 80 chains, more or less; tbence to
point of commencement, and containing 640
acres,  more or less.
Dated  May  27th,   1912.
aug. 3 sept. 28
NOTICE is hereby given that the time for
the reception  of tenders for the construction
of the  Victoria  Harbour,   B.  C,   Breakwater,
is extended to Wednesday, September 18, 1912.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
—27452.       Ottawa, August 23, 1912.
sept. 7 sept. 7
Industrial School for Girls
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "
for  Industrial  School  for Girls,"  will
ceived  by  the  Hon.   the  Minister  of  _
Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Monda;
day of September,  1912, for the erectioi
completion of an industrial school for gi
Plans, specifications, contract, and for:
tender may be seen at the offices of the
ernment Agents, Vancouver and New
minster, and the Department of Public
Intending tenderers can, by applying
undersigned,   obtain   a   set   of   the   dra
and specifications for the sum of tweri
(25) dollars.
Each proposal must be accompanied
accepted bank cheque or certificate of t
on  a chartered   bank  of  Canada,  mad<
able   to   the   Hon.   the   Minister   of
Works, for a sum equivalent to 10 pel
of the amount of the tender, which sh
forfeited   if   the   party   tendering   decli
enter into contract when called upon '
so, or if he fail to complete the wori
tracted   for.   The   cheques   or  certifica
deposit of unsuccessful  tenderers will <
turned   to   them   upon   the  execution
Tenders will not be considered unles
out on the forms supplied, signed wi
actual signature of the tenderer, and e
in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not nee
Public Works E
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 14th August, 1912.
aug. 17
For a Licence to Take and.Use V
NOTICE is hereby given that
Theresa Campbell of Prospect Lakl
District will apply for a licence to t
use 1/10 cub. ft. per second of water
Prospect Lake, Windmill Pump, and
used for domestic and irrigation purpi
the land described as Subdivision 0
Fractional Portion of Section 89, Lai
This notice was posted on the groi
the 15th day of August, 1912. The i
tion will be filed in the office of the
Recorder  at  Victoria.
Objections may be filed with th
Water Recorder or with the Comptro
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, V
B. C.
aug. 24
For a License to Take and Use W
NOTICE   is   hereby   given   that
Whitty of Metchosin  District,   B. C,
man, will apply for a license to take
one  second  foot  of  water  out  of  Me
Creek,   which   flows   in   a   westerly   di
through  Section   No.   1   and   empties
Lagoon _ northwest   of   Albert   Head.'
water will be used for irrigation purpc
the   land   described   as   10   acres   of   !
one,  Metchosin  District, and  Lot  2  S
sion  of Section  45  and part  of Secti
Esriuimalt   District.
1 his notice was posted on the grot
the 6th August, 1912. The applicant
be filed in the oflice of the Water Ri
at Victoria,  B.  C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Recorder or  with  the  Comptroller  of
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
Per Edward C. Hart, A
aug. 10
TAKE notice that I, James Cartmel,
of Victoria, B.C., intena to apply to pt
the following  described  lands:—Comm
at  a   post   planted   on   the   shore   of
Island,   about   ten   chains   distant   froi
eastern end of Maud Island in a north-e:
direction; thence north sixty chains;
west forty chains more or less to a po
the  shore  of  the  Seymour   Narrows;
south and east following the coast line
point of commencement, containing 240
more  or  less.
Dated July  15th,  1912.
July 20
District  ol  Coast
TAKE NOTICE that I, J* Simon M
ot Victoria, B. C, occupation Broker, i
to apply for permission  to purchase t!
lowing   described   lands:—Commencing
post planted on south end of a small
in mouth of "Long Bay," Okishollo Ch
thence meandering said Island to comi
ment, containing about ?5 acres.
Dated  lune 23,  1012.
Morton S. Jones, A(
july 20
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John M. Slater, of
ilton,   Ont.,   occupation   Accountant,   i
to apply for permission lo purchase tl
lowing   described   lands:—Commencing
?ost   planted   at   tbe   south-west   con
,ot   379,   Coast   District,   Range   II,
soutii 80 chains; tiience east 80 chains;
north  80 chains:   tbence west 80 chaii
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated   May   27th,   1012.
aug. 3
District of Coast. Range II
TAKE notice that Michael Coppini
Victoria, B. C, occupation Cricket
sional, intends to apply for permiss
purchase the following described lands :-
mencing at a post planted on tbe sh
Tatla Lake, ahout one mile east t
north-east corner of Lot 327, Coas
trict, Range 2: thence soutii 80 chains;
west 8n chains: thence north to the
of Tatla Lake; thence following the
of the Lake to point of commenceme
containing 640  acres,  more or less.
Dated May  27th,   1012.
aug. 3
District of Coast. Range II
TAKE notice that Lilian Coppins
Victoria, B. C.. occupation Married V
intends to apply for permission to pi
the following described lands:—Comm
at a post planted one mile west of the
west corner of Lot 379. Coast District,
2, thence west 80 chains, more or ll
shore of Tatla Lake: thence following
of lake in a north-easterly direction 80
more or less; thence south to point 0
mencement and containing 400 acres, n
Dated May 27th,  1912.
Successors to Standard Stationery Company
WATERMAN'S FOUNTAIN PENS—A large consignment just received, making
our selection of Pens the best in town.    Pens guaranteed, money refunded if not satisfied
IT he Doukhobour Commission
A Synopsis of the Proceedings held before Commissioner
Blakemore, in the Court House
Nelson, B. C.
|)n   Thursday,   August   29th    Mr.
liam   Blakemore,  of Victoria, the
Inmissioner appointed by the Pro-
l.ial   Government   to  enquire   into
[•organizations, habits, customs and
ctices   of   the   Doukhobour   com-
|ity at Brilliant, Grand Forks and
vhere in the Province, opened his
Court of Enquiry at the Court
,se, Nelson.
Chief Constable Black
je first witness called was Chief
■table Black, who said that he had
l.derable dealings with the Douk-
furs and had always found them
laceable folk, and that as far as
linal law was concerned they were
p law-abiding than the average
len. With regard to civil law,
lever, he stated that there seemed
lie a profound ignorance amongst
■community as to the necessity for
titration of births, deaths ancl mar-
les. He had never heard of any
Iplaints on the part of the Douk-
imrs as to the leadership of Peter
l.gin, who was generally regarded
lieir chief.
Mr. Harry Beach
IK Harry Beach, who succeeded
If Constable Black on the witness
Id, said that he had been Sliperin-
lent of the Kootenay Columbia
lerving Works since they had been
In over by Mr. Veregin and his
Iwers in June, 1911. So far as he
|t- the capital for running the fac-
had been produced by Mr. Vere-
According to Mr. Beach the
|khobours are goocl average work-
and the factory whicii had been
fiously known    as    the Kootenay
Company, had largely increased
|>rofits since the Doukhobours had
In it over. This year they were
ling up 200,000 lbs. of fruit, which
much in excess of the amount
Iluced in any single season before,
ling to local prejudice against the
linumity the greater part of the
pluce was marketed in the Prairies.
Mr. Peter Veregin
|rr. Peter Veregin  took the stint!
lhe afternoon of the first day ancl
Isecl either to take the oath or to
he an affirmation, but declared that
(would  give  all  assistance  in  his
ler and answer all questions free-
1 His evidence was given through
Imedium  of an  interpreter.     Mr.
pgin stated that he was a Russian
J 52 yea-s of age.   Born in Trans-
|:asia hc became head of a com-
lity  similar  to  that  at   Brilliant,
lowing to their non-observance of
relating to registration and mill-
service, he ancl many of his fol-
Irs    were    banished    to    Siberia,
fe he served  16 years.    He then
to   Canada,  in   which  country,
rding to his evidence, there were
Idy some ",000 Doukhobours.  On
lirrival  in  the  Dominion he was
[ally received by the  Hon.  Clif-
1 Sifton, who induced him to be-
|  head  of  the  various  Douklio-
communities    throughout    the
Itry, most of whom had settled in
latchewan.   In the latter Province
vitli  three other men from  the
Inunity, acted  for the settlement
lallowed 2,000 homesteads of 160
each,   whicii   the   government
bd to give them for settling there,
lie same time he warned the gov-
lent that the Doukhobours would
become Canadian citizens.   Mr.
Igin then    stated that   after the
Tchobours had earned thc $20,000
psary to pay for the lands, ancl
hc himseh was in  Russia, the
Irnment  sent  Commissioner  Mc
Dougall to give them the choice of
becoming citizens or having their
holdings reduced to 15 acres per person. It was for this reason that four
years ago the community came to
Nelson ancl bought 2,800 acres of land
at Brilliant where they thought they
would be exempt from laws regarding
registration. Here all went well until
trouble arose over the death of a child
which was not registered, and this resulted in the arrest of several of the
Methods of Control
In speaking of the methods employed in regulating and governing the
various communities in Canada, of
which over 40 exist, Mr. Veregin said
that each was governed separately by
the people of the community. Several
people were appointed to represent
the body for a certain period and
there was no one with power over
these; they looked after all outside
business of the community, buying
what supplies were needed ancl looking after the money. He said the reason why his people did not deal with
the local markets in the vicinity of
their communities was that the storekeepers were trying to make too much
profit and that in order to save
money the community bought direct
from the factory.
Bright Children
In the opinion of Mr. W. H. May,
Provincial Inspector of Schools, the
Doukhobour children are bright. He
said that when the question of establishing a school at Brilliant was put
before Mr. Veregin, the latter heartily endorsed the scheme ancl that a
large two-storey building was given
as a school, in which the morning
session ancl part of the afternoon were
given to the teaching of English, but
that an hour or so was to be devoted
to teaching them Russian. After the
arrest, however, of some of the parents in connection with the proceedings for non-registration of a death,
the children refused to attend school
taught by people who had placed
some of the community in prison.
The Fear of Conscription
On the second day of the enquiry
Mr. Veregin was closely questioned
by the Commissioner and stated that
the chief objection that the Doukhobours had to registration was that it
gave the government the opportunity
to discover how many men were
available for military duty. He said
further that his people had reason to
be doubtful of the friendly attitude of
the government towards them, as it
had treated them badly in connection
with a bridge whicii was to have been
built at Brilliant. In answer to a
question he said that there were three
sects of Doukhobours; those who adhered to the old religious faith, as
had been practised in Russia, to which
group the Doukhobours in British
Columbia belonged; those comprising less than one-fifth of the total
number in thc Dominion, who thought
that they had to comply with the laws
of Canada and had become citizens,
and these he described as degenerates; lastly, those who did not recognise any individual property, not
even the clothes they wear.
Freedom of Action
Replying to the Commissioner, the
witness told the Court that the Doukhobours believed that a man was free
to do what he liked unless he had
previously given a promise to comply with any regulation, and that for
that reason his people had supposed
(Continued on Page  12)
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guests at the James Bay Hotel.
Miss Nora Combe has returned
from visiting friends in Seattle.
* *   *
Archdeacon and Mrs. Scriven, also
Mr. ancl Mrs. Roderick .Mackenzie lefl
on Saturday for Sol Due Hot Springs.
* #   *
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wilby of Esquimalt, haye moved into their new
home on Linden avenue.
* *   *
Miss^ Xorah Starr of Toronto is in
Victoria, a guest of Mrs. Gordon
Grant, at the James Bay Hotel.
* *   *
The Hon. John Gordon arrived in
town from England during the week
and is a guest at the Empress.
* *   *
Miss Tregent and Miss Maud Tregent of Vancouver were in town during the past week.
Dr. C. F. Newcombe has been the
week-end guest of Mr. W. E. Oliver
at Cowichan Lake.
Mrs. England has returned to the
Dallas after a fortnight's visit in Vancouver.
* *   *
The Misses Lugrin entertained a
number of friends last week in honour
of Miss Pansy Robson at a delightful
* #   %
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Carmichael,
Mr. Maurice Carmichael and Miss
Thompson motored    to   Alberni and
Campbell  River during the holidays.
* *   *
Miss Eleanor Hanington was hostess at a very pleasant luncheon last
week at the Alexandra Club in honour
of Miss Marie Cross. Those present
were Miss King, Miss Grace Cross,
Miss Davis. Miss Tyas, Miss Johnston, and Miss MacdowaM.
Mrs. Henry Croft of "Mount Adelaide," Esquimalt, accompanied by
Miss Maud Scott and Miss Vivian
Matson. left last Tuesday on a visit
to the Old Country.
* *   *
Mrs. George Phillips was hostess at
a very enjoyable tea last Friday. She
was assisted by Miss Hilda Page.
Those present were Mrs. J. Irving,
Mrs. A. Weston, Mrs. Morgan, Dr.
and Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. J. Foulkes,
Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Hunter and Mrs.
Douglas Hunter.
A very quiet wedding was solemnized last Wednesday at St. Mark's
Church, Kitsilano, of Mr. Cyril Wick-
ings-Smith. of Victoria, and Miss
Phylis Bailey Fenn, of Kitsilano. The
bride's sister, Miss Evelyn Fenn, acted as bridesmaid, while the groom
was supported by Mr. C. B. Murphy.
After the wedding ceremony a beautiful luncheon was served at the home
of the bride's sister, Point Grey Road,
and later Mr. and Mrs. Wickings-
Smith left for their new home in Victoria.
* *   *
Last Thursday evening Mrs. C. T.
Cross gave a very small and informal
dance at her home on Linden Avenue.
Those present were Miss Dake, Miss
Hanington, Miss Tyas, Miss Eleanor
Macdowall, Miss D. Macdowall, Miss
Raymur, Miss Marian Pitts, Miss
Gladys Pitts, Miss Shiela Dumbleton,
Miss Gillespie, Miss Newcombe, Miss
Phyllis Mason, Miss Ruby Fell, Miss
Tregent, Miss M. Tregent, Miss Johnston, Miss Rome ancl the Messrs.
Cartwright, Leslie Julier, Wilmot,
Rex King, Sylver, Paterson, Hills,
Thomas, Clarence Pitts, Arthur Pitts,
Newcombe, W. Holmes, Dickson,
Bridgeman, E. King, Shalto Gillespie.
Cockburu, Carstairs, Cambie and
Mrs. John Irving, assisted by her
daughter, Mrs. Arthur Weston, gave
a delightful tea last Tuesday afternoon. The tea table was banked with
mauve chrysanthemums, and the
Misses K. Devereux, 0. Irving, Newcombe, Page, V. Mason ancl J. Law-
son assisted with the refreshments.
The guests were: Lady McBride,
Mrs. P. JE. Irving, Mrs. Codd, Mrs.
Clay, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. G. H.
Barnard, Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Gresley.
Mrs. J. K. Wilson, Mrs. J. Hunter,
Mrs. Douglas 'Hunter, Mrs. Hunt,
Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Garesche, Mrs. H.
Lawson, Miss Rennie, Miss Leask.
Miss Newton, Miss Williams, Miss
Wilson, Miss Dickie, Mrs. Devereux,
Mrs. Musgrave, Mrs. J. Foulkes, Mrs.
Ormond, Mrs. Slingsby, Mrs. Griffith.
Mrs. Kirkbride, Mrs. Alexis Martin,
Mrs. E. Wooton and and many others.
*   #   ^
The marriage of Mr. Walter Robert
Crompton, of the firm of Crompton &
Barton, and Eleanor Scott, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George R.
Robson, of "Oakleigh," Head Street,
Esquimalt, took place last Wednesday at St. Saviour's Church, the Rev.
Robert Connell officiating. The
church had been tastefully decorated
for the occasion by the many friends
of the bride. The pretty young bride,
who was given away by her father,
was simply and daintily dressed in a
dress of ivory duchesse satin with an
overdress of Brussels lace. She wore
a Honiton lace and tulle veil with
the usual orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of white roses and
lilies of the valley. Miss Nora Lugrin
and Miss Nellie May (Cowichan)
were bridesmaids and wore very pretty dresses of pale blue satin with
ninon overdresses; the bodices were
finished off in front with pale pink-
rose buds. They wore pale blue panne
velvet hats trimmed with pink rosebuds. Little Miss Winifred Robson,
the  bride's  sister, and  Miss Yvonne
Cox made very pretty little flower
girls and carried baskets of pink
sweet peas and maidenhair fern. The
groom was supported by Mr. William
Barton and the ushers were Messrs.
Tom Buss, W. B. Shaw, Philip Cox
and Harold Brown. A reception was
held afterwards at the bride's home
on Head Street and later in the afternoon the happy couple left for Seattle
and Portland, the bride travelling in
a navy blue cloth suit with a white
hat faced with black velvet and a
large white osprey. Upon their return Mr. and Mrs. Crompton will reside at Oak Bay.
* *   *
At Christ Church Cathedral last
Wednesday evening a very pretty
wedding took place when the Rev. W.
Baugh Allen united in marriage Mr.
Charles Gerard Clute, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Clute, of New Westminster, and a member of the Vancouver
Island Automobile Co., and Marguerite Nettie, second daughter of Mr. J.
B. H. Rickaby, of "Haleakala," Courtney Street. The bride looked charming in a dress of chiffon over white
satin trimmed with rich silk lace and
embroidery. Some beautiful pearl
trimming also appeared on the bodice.
She wore a lovely lace veil, which was
worked by her mother, and carried a
bouquet of white roses. Her two
bridesmaids, Misses Edna and Nora
Rickaby, wore very pretty dresses of
pale pink satin with fichu shaped
bodices, trimmed with Honiton lace.
Their hats were of black velvet trimmed with pink Marabout. They carried bouquets of pale pink carnations.
Mr. Alan Lyons acted as best man,
while the ushers were Mr. Cleve
White, Mr. George Lindsay, Mr. R.
S. Smith and Mr. Frank Major (New
Westminster). At the close of the
ceremony a reception was held in the
garden *at the home of the bride's
father, which was artistically illuminated with Chinese lanterns. The happy couple left by the midnight boat
for California, the bride's travelling
costume being a dark blue tailored
suit with a large black velvet hat. Mr.
and Mrs. Clute upon their return will
reside at "Carberry Gardens."
* *   *
A very pretty wedding was solemnized last Wednesday afternoon at
Christ Church Cathedral when His
Lordship the Bishop of Columbia, assisted by the Rev. William Barton,
united in mairiage 1\\r. Walter Henry
Spalding, son of the late Lieut.-Colonel Spalding, of the Royal Munster
Fusiliers and Jessie Marie, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Trevor Cross, of Linden Avenue.
The bride, who was given away by
her   father,   wore a   very   becoming
gown of soft ivory satin with an ove|
dress of white ninon and quantities
beautiful old Limeiick lace.   Her vi
which was also of Limerick lace, wl
arranged in a cap form over a coronl
of  orange  blossoms.    She  carried f
lovely  bouquet   of   white   roses   al
lilies of the valley.   Miss Grace Crol
the bride's sister, made a very pretj
maid of honour and wore a becomil
picture gown of Dresden ninon in pa
pink with black picture hat trimmf
with a white ostrich wreath and pi
pink and blue satin roses.    Her t|
bridesmaids, Miss Eleanor Haning
and Miss Maud Tregent (Vancouvil
were similarly attired, excepting till
costumes were   carried   out   in pf
blue.   Mr. Leslie Julier was best ml
and Mr. R. P. Wilmot and Mr. W
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reception was held afterwards at
residence of the Surveyor:General
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the happy couple received the cong
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Agricultural, Horticultural, Industrial and
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they select their toilet requisites!
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Sotto Voce
\-    The  Week's Rumours  and
(By The Hornet)
IThat  the    open  season    for  man-
|.ntiiig has opened on the Mainland.
* *    st*
[That one victim has already fallen.
* *   *
if hat Island hunters have till Monty,   September   16th,   to   say   their
* *   *
r"hat hunting in  Canada  is still a
(ite form of suicide.
* *   #
I'hat there is a probability of some
lthe judges being presented with
|;te gloves this "fall."
[hat this will be most opportune,
lhe dancing season is upon us.
* *   *
Ihat  Joe   Bailey  has   wanned  the
Ides of their hearts  for  the Vic-
It   light  fans.
j *   *   *
liat a new version of an old song
Isoon be "Won't you come home
I Bailey?"
* *   *
lat they want him to take a run
i'risco to lind new laurels there
* *   *
lat ten cents per half-pint glass is
steep for milk.
* *   *
Jiiat even the fact that we have an
Jial assurance that our milk supply
■pares more than favourably with
1 of any other city the price seems
l"at the immediate effect of the ad-
be in price ought to send brewery
les 'way up.
I *   *   *
liat Customs officials were made
lthe public, and not the public for
joins officials.
* *    *
liat the latter should consider the
t'enicnce  of the   public  lirst,  last
lall the time.
* *   *
Iiat they are at liberty to line, or
Tfison would-be smugglers, but are
fallowed to keep law-abiding pasters waiting.
the Arrival
for Fall and
606 & 608 Yates Street
Next Imperial Bank
That it will probably be a long time
before the "Sol Due" arrives at her
wharf    again    before    the    Customs
* *   *
That the recruits on the conductors'
staff of the B. C. E. R. are not as
polite as their elder brethren.
* *   *
That the characters of men are
known by the games they watch, as
well as the games they play.
* *   *
That nobody likes to buy a pig in
a poke.
■j:   #   *
That the Benedicts of today have
the advantage over their predecessors
of a past generation.
* *   *
That in the days of crinolines the
bachelors were seriously handicapped.
That the hobble skirt and the sheath
gown have done away with all ambiguity.
* *   #
That in the days of old the Court
Fool wore parti-coloured hose.
* *   *
That in the Twentieth Century Society ladies (sic) of the "Nouveau
Riche" style are wearing odd stockings.
That thus does history repeat itself.
* *   #
That as blue stockings stand for
brains, this colour is rigorously excluded.
That Victoria is honoured in entertaining the members of the Forestry
* *    *
That the members of the German
Club are intending to eclipse all their
previous performances in the decorating line in honour of the forthcoming visit of the Governor-General.
That these estimable citizens have
the happy knack of doing a thing
* *   *
That they never spoil a ship for a
penn'orth of tar.
* *   *
That the news of the German invasion of the Eastern Provinces is
•*!'      *      *
That care must be taken not to
overlook the industrial aspect of the
That in addition to exploiting the
agricultural resources of the Province
the Exhibition is intended to show
what our local factories are capable
of putting out.
* *   #
That the linotype is a useful instrument ancl,  fortunately,  cannot say a
word in its own defence.
*■   *   *
That it is the great stand-by for all
editors, proof-readers and inaccurate
That this is not said by way of
carping criticism,  but  in  a  spirit of
heart-felt thankfulness.
* +   *
That people who live in bathhouses shouldn't gnaw bones.
* *   *
That, in other words, people who
picnic on bathing beaches should be
careful what they do with their refuse.
* *   *
That recently a young man was
badly cut on the foot owing to the
criminal thoughtlessness of some person  who threw a broken bottle into
the water.
* *   *
That if the suffragettes continue
climbing telephone poles, they may
find themselves up a tree.
* *   *
That Mrs. Colin Campbell has said
what should be the last word on tht
* *   *
That a wonderful revolution has
been worked in the manners, habits
and customs of the stewards on the
C. P. R. boats.
* *   *
That now-a-days they show each
and every passenger courtesy ancl attention.
* *   *
That three commissions at the City
Hall within twelve months, all of
them on the Engineer's Department is
surely a record.
That either there must be something rotten in the state of Denmark
or we have some City Fathers with
more time than they know what to do
That whatever may be the outcome
the City Engineer may be trusted to
do his duty.
* *   *
That   the   reorganizing  is   not  yet
$   *   *
That the new clock in Government
Street is a distinct asset to the City.
* *   *
That we shall see it much better
when' the wiring poles are cleared
That if any juvenile wishes to see
"wheels go wound" he should pay it a
That the Sunday Concerts in Beacon Hill Park are much appreciated.
* *   *
That the Band of the Fifth Regiment has greatly improved, but it is
a pity no programme is posted up.
* *   *
That the specimens of advertising
in the tramcars should be edited both
for grammar and also humour.
* *   *
That at present they are deficient in
if        if        *
That "Hornet" actually saw a man
getting a drink from one of the funny
little drinking fountains on the Causeway this week.
* *   *
That the man deserves a medal—if
not the Victoria Cross.
* *   *
That  so  far no  fatal  results  have
%   *   #
That this must not establish a precedent.
* *   *
That the Empress Hotel has installed the only sensible system of
providing guests with drinking water.
* *   *
That this installation does away
vvith any need for the use of the
liquid dispensed by the City.
Get it at Bozves' and
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The Doukhobour Commission
(Continued from Page 9)
that they would not have to comply
with the civil law of the Province, as
no agreement to do so had been made
when they settled at Brilliant. In his
opinion only a citizen and a subject
is compelled to obey all the laws, and
people living in the country on land
they had bought privately, but not being citizens, do not necessarily have
to obey all the laws of the land. The
practice of travelling naked, Mr. Vere-
gin said was due to the religious belief that as man was born naked God
meant him to remain in that condition,
and that thc only way to seek Christ
was in the primitive state.
Thanks the Court
When the Commissioner explained
that one reason for the requirement
of registration was that the community at large could be protected and
special attention bc paid to infant
mortality, Mr. Veregin said:
"This is the first time I have understood this to be the case, and I
thank you for explaining the views of
this country, but I claim it is not for
the government to undertake to help
the people in this respect, but for the
people to look after themselves. I do
not believe the government should undertake the protection of human life.
They weaken men and women and I
cannot imagine them a useful instrument in this respect."
Marriage Ceremony
Mr. Veregin next explained the
marriage ceremony which consists of
no official wedding. After the parents have talked the matter over, the
•community is informed that the principals are to be married on a certain
date and on that day they begin living together. Separation was allowed,
but the community did not permit
remarriage on the part of separated
Before hearing the evidence of Mr.
John Sherbinin, Peter Veregin's chief
lieutenant, on Saturday, the Commis
sioner made it clear that he understood that the mere fact that a Doukhobour undertook to make a statement carried with it a high obligation
to tell the truth and that.the statements so made were regarded as
sacred, as if given under oath. He
said that he would like the public to
understand that Mr. Veregin's statements given in this manner were not
depreciated in any way.
Veregin's Lieutenant
John Sherbinin, Doukhobour, and
second-in-command, would appear to
have little objection to the registration of births, deaths and marriages,
provided that a guarantee was given
that there would never be compulsory
military service in Canada, and he is
strongly in favour of the Commissioner explaining the reasons lor
these laws to the people at Brilliant.
Mr. Sherbinin, however,'does not approve of education for the farmer ancl
says that, as such, the Doukhobours
do not need it and for that reason he
is opposed to the re-establishment of
the school at Brilliant. He then gave
a great deal of information about the
domestic conditions at Brilliant. Out
of 2,819 acres 1,900 had been cleared
and cultivated in four years. House
accommodation was still cramped, but
residences were being built rapidly.
The health of the community was
good, but in cases of sickness the patient was treated according to his
own wish, either in Nelson or at Brilliant. Sunday was strictly observed
by the community but no compulsion
was used to make people attend the
religious meetings. Stealing was unknown, as the community regarded
all things as their own. Drinking and
smoking were not allowed as habits.
Most of the supplies were bought
straight from the manufacturers to
avoid paying middleman's profits, and
a large percentage of the male population could turn their hands to any
useful occupations.
Mr. R. C. Treviotdale
. Mr. R. C.   Treviotdale,   secretary-
treasurer of the Kootenay Columbia
Preserving Works, gave evidence in
connection with the operations of the
company, which he was careful to explain was not a company in the ordinary meaning of the word, but was
so styled for business purposes. He
held that the influence of the business
on the fruit industry was wholly for
the latter's good and stated that it
would be absolutely impossible for
the business to work the fruit industry farm. He emphatically stated
that the fear of over-production was
a bogey. Mr. Treviotdale paid a high
tribute to the Doukhobour workpeople
at the factory, saying that they were
obedient and moral and that he had
never heard any of them use bad
This concluded the session of the
Court of Enquiry at Xelson, and the
Commissioner left at the beginning of
the week to hold a court at Trail, after which he left for Brilliant. A
further account of the proceedings
will appear in the next issue of The
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by tbe real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case  will it be divulged  without  consent.
942 Pandora St.,
Victoria, B. C„
Sept. 4th, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—I did not consider that Bishop
McDonald's letter in the Colonist of
August 25th and reprinted by request
in your issue of August 31st required
an answer. However, as he evidently
expects one, I will say, that I was
very much pleased to receive his
apology, and sincerely hope that no
such articles such as the one which
appeared in the B. C. Orphan's Friend
of August, 1909, will again appear in
We regret to announce the
death of Mr. Charles Wallace
Rhodes, which took place at his
residence, 1024 Linden Avenue,
late on Tuesday night last. Mr.
Rhodes had been in poor health
for some months, having only
recently recovered from a severe
illness, but his sudden demise
was most unexpected.
The late Mr. Rhodes was one
of the best known men in the
city, being prominent in the
business and social world, and
the deepest sympathy is felt for
Mrs. Rhodes and the two
daughters who survive him.
any paper under the Bishop's control.
The Bishop challenges the authenticity of extracts of papal encyclicals
of Pope Pius IX and the present
Pope, as published in article by "Bohemian" in your issue of August ioth,
and says that the statements contained in same are not in that nor
any other papal encyclical issued by
the late and present Popes, for the
guidance of the "faithful." He will
find that extracts as published by
"Bohemian" are correct in every particular; whether they are reaffirmation of old encyclicals or not does not
alter the facts that the encyclicals
were issued by the Pope, to take
effect immediately or whenever possible. The Bishop himself commends
as sound, the principles of exempting
ecclesiastics from appearing before
the civil courts, without permission of
competent ecclesiastical authority, as
anyone can see by reading his letter
in your issue of August 17th.
I believe that the majority of your
readers will agree that this is a pernicious doctrine, utterly foreign to all
British ideals of justice and fair play.
Yours truly,
Neighbour (to woman whose husband 1
fallen off a scaffolding): I 'ope yer go
man is gettin' on orl  right, Mrs. Bangs?
JIrs. Bangs: Oh, yes! 'E will be out
'ospital in a week or two, but it smashed
watch   up   somcthin'  cruel!
Lawyer—A satirist has said that a cons
ing physician is one who is called in at
last minute to share the blame.
Dissatisfied Heir—To share the estate, wo
be better.
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