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The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vaacoaver B. C.
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1908
Onb Dollar Pm Annum
((See Hon. William Templeman's speech
in Victoria last week.)
The   Honourable
.What Have I Done? William   Temple-
What Have I Not Done?     _______     seems     to
be singularly obli-
jvious of his sins of omission and commission. By way of helping him out a little,
'The AVeek ventures to tabulate five items
jwhich the electors of B. C. have dotted
down in their note books against the account of the sitting member. There are
■others but perhaps these constitute the
■:head and front of his offending.
1. The Honourable William Templeman made no effort on his own
part nor did he support the efforts
of Premier McBride to secure ade- ~~
quate recognition of British Columbia's claims upon the Eederal
Government under the heading of
Better Terms. On the other hand
he allowed tlie claims of the Province to be turned down without
ja protest and has since defended
lthe action of the Laurier Administration in their dealings with the
matter. This action includes the
throwing of a sop to the Province
\ in the shape of a Peppercorn grant
I of One Million Dollars to liquidate a just claim of approximately
twenty million dollars. It also includes an attempt of Sir Wilfrid,
neither very honourable nor ingenuous, to have words reinstated
in the Subsidy Bill which would
have made this ridiculous settlement final and unalterable.
2. The Honourable William
Templeman made no protest
against the over-running of the
Province by Asiatics. Although
he knew that the settled policy
of British Columbia was against
Asiatic Immigration, he never
lifted his voice in the Federal
Parliament in favour of adopting
the suggestion of the British Government to incorporate a clause in
the Japanese treaty which would
have effectually excluded Japanese labour; nor did he endorse
the suggestion of Mr. Chamberlain that tlie Canadian Parliament
should protect British Columbia
by enacting legislation similar to
the Natal Act. On this great
question he was deaf to the entreaties of his constituents and
blindly followed the lead of Sir
Wilfrid Laurier who declared that
he was not in sympathy with the
people of this Province on the
subject  of Asiatic  Immigration.
3. The Honourable William
Templeman uttered no protest
when the Laurier Administration
proposed to rob the people of
British Columbia of their Franchise rights in violation of prece-	
dent and in order to place them
at the mercy of hired agents of the
Government under the provisions of
the infamous Aylesworth Bill. While this
act of spoliation was being attempted by
Sir AVilfrid and his colleagues tho member
for Victoria conveniently "passed by on
the other side."
4. The Honourable William Temple-,
man has done nothing to bring about l
settlement of the Songhees Reserve question, so vital to the interests of Victoria,
although urged for several years to use his
influence to that end; but he is a member
■of that Government which undertook to
,ettle  the   Indian  Reserve   question   at
letlahkatla with remarkable alacrity even
to the extent of selling land which did not
belong to them when friends of the Government stood to benefit by the transaction.
5. The Honourable AVilliam Templeman at the last Federal election assured
the electors of B. C. that if Sir Wilfrid
Laurier were returned to power railway
construction of the G. T. P. would commence forthwith on the Pacific Coast.
That was four years ago. It has barely
commenced yet, on the eve of another election, and the route is not fixed across the
Province. The electors want to know why
in 1904 the Honourable AA7illiam Templeman gave the above positive pledge and
two years later declared that he was not
"War horse of Cumberland" would remain
silent under such an unfriendly and undeserved a gibe, and from his retreat at
Winnipeg he lias fulminated a reply which
is little less than a manifesto, and which
constitutes the most complete answer that
could have been imagined to Sir Wilfrid's
vain-glorious boasting. Sir Charles in a
dignified manner asks Sir Wilfrid what he
means by "many defeats" ancl reminds him
that he was elected in his native county
of Cumberland fourteen times, and twice
in Cape Breton, being defeated there only
once. He further reminds Sir Wilfrid
that if he refers to the defeats of the Conservative party he is very much out in his
measure ancl then securing the support of
Quebec by declaring the Act did not go
far enough and that if you obtained power
you would bring in a stronger measure."
Referring to the election of 1900, Sir
Charles says: "You maintained yourself
in office by trampling under foot all the
principles to which your party have been
pledged and resting upon the support of
your race ancl religion." With reference
to the election of 1904, Sir Charles puts
the case in a nutshell when he declares that
Sir AVilfrid fastened upon the couutry a
gigantic debt for tlie construction of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which he
declared would only involve a charge of
$13,000,000 on the public exche-
whereas  it has  now been
quer,
TEMPLEMAN ON THE EVE OF BATTLE
A PARODY OF KING RICHARD III (with apologies to the Bard of Avon).
King William Loquitur:—
"Methought the ghosts of all that I had wronged
Came to my tent;  and every one did threat
Tomorrow's vengeance on the head of William.
Oh Ditchburn, I have dreamed a fearful dream
What thinkest thou; will our friends prove all true?"
King Richard III.
Act V. Scene III.
in the counsels of the G. T. P. nor responsible for their delay.
AVhen the Honourable William Templeman has satisfied the electors on these five
counts the bill of indictment will bc further enlarged. Meanwhile he will hardly
be able to say: ' What have I done."
"What have I not done?"
reckoning, for that party carried the country in 1867, 1872, 1878, 1882, 1887, and
1891, while the Liberal party have only
been successful iu tlie elections of 1874,
1890,1900 and 1904. With respect to the
latter election Sir Charles gels back at the
Premier in fine style, when he points out
that, "You defeated tlie Conservative party
Answering
Sir Wilfrid.
by
dciioiinciii"'  the Government  for  not
In  an  unguarded  moment
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, when.
inaugurating the campaign
at   Sorel,   dragged   in   tlie
name of Sir Charles Tupper and twitted
him with having known many defeats.   It
was hardly to be expected that the old
having disallowed tlie Manitoba School
Act, which took away the rights of the
Catholics ancl when the Government
brought in a measure, declared necessary
by the Judicial Committee of the Privy
Council to restore those rights, you joined
witli  the  Orangemen  in  defeating  that
proved that the cost will be nearly
$200,000,000. The veteran scores
the Premier heavily for his conduct in connection with the ALL
RED LINE and reminds him that
instead of claiming credit himself
for any efforts in that direction he
should apologize to Sir Charles for
killing the enterprise after the latter had secured from the British
Government a subsidy of $375,000
a year for ten years, and made a
contract with the Allans of Montreal for a twenty-knot service.
Coming to his own prediction that
the Conservatives will win at the
forthcoming election Sir Charles
has no difficulty in giving reasons
for thc faith that is in him. He
basis these reasons on the fact that
the political history of Canada
shows tliat all our great prosperity
is clue to the policy of the Conservative party on trade and fiscal
matters, carried in the very teeth
of the most bitter ancl persistent
opposition of the Liberal party.
No intelligent man can be found
to question the fact that our present position has been obtained by
Confederation, the adoption of a
protective policy, and the construction of an inter-oceanic railway.
The proposal to complete Confederation by the inclusion of British
Columbia was fiercely denounced
by the Liberal party as ruinous.
Equally fierce was their opposition
to the construction of the Canadian
Pacific Railway to the Coast. Mr.
Blake, thc leader of the Liberal
party moved a resolution to suspend all construction beyond the
eastern side of tlie Rocky Mountains, and implored the House not
to ruin Cannda for the sake of
12,000 white people in British Columbia. He was supported by the
entire Liberal party, including Sir
Wilfrid. In the light of what has
since transpired, ancl the tremendous factor which the inclusion of
 Britisli Columbia in Confederation
and the building of tho Canadian
Pacific Railway hns become not merely in
l)oniinion but in Imperial affairs, the attitude of the Liberal party in those days
certainly does not say much for their prescience nor for the sagacity of Sir Wilfrid Laurier; it explodes any claims they
may make to a share in the constructive
policy which has made Canada a Nation.
The services of Sir Charles in directing
public attention to these historic events
cannot be over-estimated. Sir Charles'
splendid manifesto contains many other
points of importance, but attention need
only be directed to his closing remarks in
which he points out that at the present
(Continued on Page Eight)
,*_< THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1908.
CORRESPONDENCE
The Week accepts no responsibility
(or the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer or a nom de plume, but tho.
waiter'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.
Victoria, B.C., Sept.  14,  1908.
To Comrade E. Johnson,
Beaver Point.
Sir,—-In your letter of August 31,
addressed to me, and published in
■"The Week" of September 12, you
say: "I do not consider your letter
which appeared in The Week of the
22nd inst (it was the 15th) as an
answer  to  'Yukoner.' "
That is a mere assertion on your
part. There are none so blind as
those who refuse to see. "Yukoner"
in the fancy of his imagination, drew
a picture of the dire calamities that
were supposed to have befallen the
human race in the past, in consequence of the alleged dominion, in
the councils of the nations, of Christianity in general, and of Catholicity
in particular; but he failed to substantiate his assertions by facts.
I answered him by pointing to Belgium, which is admitted to be the
most prosperous and the most contented nation on the face of the earth.
I showed that this happy condition
in Belgium originated twenty-four
years ago, and has continued ever
since, thanks to the wise laws and
administration of a Catholic ministry,
guided and inspired by Catholic
teachings and principles.
I gave also, as an instance, the sad
results to the city of Roubaix, in
France, consequent upon having decided, in a moment of frenzy, to experiment with a socialistic administration.
These facts prove that a country is,
and can be, prosperous when ruled by
Catholic statesmen, and that socialistic principles when applied, as was the
case in Roubaix, lead to stagnation of
commerce aud industry with all the
evils that follow in its wake. Is not
that an answer to "Yukoner?" Any
one endowed with logical powers will
admit that such facts are an uncontrovertible answer.
Your yourself do not attempt a reply to these facts. You do not attempt an iota of refutation; but merely state that you do not consider
them to be an answer; thereby tacitly
admitting that you cannot gainsay
them. Then you fly off on a tangent,
and indulge in a sneering diatribe
against the Church on points that are
totally foreign to the question at issue.
Such tactics are not new. They have
been resorted to time and again to
bolster up a hopeless cause.
I will not follow at present the red
herring that you try to drag across
the trail. My present controversy :s
with "Yukoner," on the merits and
demerits of Socialism. I await his
answer. When that question is disposed of, I am prepared, if you so
desire, to take up the gauntlet whicli
you have thrown down. One thing at
a time, please, lest we weary the
readers of The Week by too much
correspondence.
In the meanwhile 1 would advise
you to carefully read the lecture on
"Socialism" by Father 11. Day, S.J.,
and the article on "Belgium under
Catholic Rule," by A. Milliard Atter-
idge. These will appear in the "B. C.
Orphan Friend," a copy of which 1
will forward to your address, soon
after its publication. 1 am persuaded that, after studious perusal of them,
even you will admit, if you are open
to conviction and amenable to sound
logic, that Socialism is not all that it
is proned to bc.
I remain, Yours truly,
J. A. VAN NEVEL.
P.S.—You might also read with pro-
lit our article on "Labor Day," in the
same issue.
Hard Lines.
Hostess—Why didn't you bring
Captain  Splasher  with  you?
Captain Bolson—Duty, Mrs. Ciut-
terbuck. We couldn't both get away,
so we tossed up for it.
Hostess—And you won?
Captain  Bolson—No,  I  lost.
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LITERARY NOTES.
Callous Cupid.
Cupid does not care for sighs,
Does not care for lover's weeping!
Fair one, dry your pretty eyes:
Cupid does not care for sighs;
Laugh with him if you are wise;
Steel the heart   he   has   in   keeping.
Cupid does not care for sighs,
Does  not care  for lover's  weeping!
—Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, in
The Canadian Magazine.
The best productions yet seen of
photographs of the Tercentenary celebration at Quebec appear in the September number of The Canadian Magazine. Some of the cuts are full-page
size, and they are really graphic in
the idea they give of that great national event. Accompanying the pictures is an article entitled "Our
Three-Hundredth Birthday," by Newton MacTavish. The article features
what took place at Quebec that will
make for the perpetuation of international good-will.
Quit Advertising.
The Greenwood Ledge bemoans the
fact that the Banks have withdrawn
their advertising patronage. The
Ledge believes that this is due to its
old uncompromising attitude on labor
questions and declares that while it is
sorry to lose the advertisements it
would be still more sorry to lose its
own self-respect. It opines that some
day the Bank Managers at Greenwood may need a good word even
from the Ledge. The fact if the matter is that the Ledge need not attribute this defection to any such cause.
Banks everywhere are curtailing expenses, they look upon advertising
not as a business proposition but as
a charity, which accounts for their
present policy. They need educating
in thc benefits of publicity for they
receive more and give less to the
press than any other commercial enterprise.
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(a patient). "As you ladies will use
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the least harmful of all the Skin preparations."
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One of England's prominent whisky distillers said thc other day of
some liquor which he sampled in the
prohibition state of Maine: "When I
asked the component parts I was informed by the blender that he took
a gallon of wood alcohol and put a
wineglass of glycerine in it to mellow
it, then ground down some plug tobacco, and strained it through a
cheese cloth to give it a flavour, and
then united the whole with a gallon
of water, lie added that it was called
'squirrel whisky,' because those who
drank it talked 'nutty and climbed
trees.' "
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Take our $20 Men's Suits or
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Following is an extract from letter received from the Superintendent of The Tyee  Mine, Mount Sicker:
"Have discarded all others, and now use "MORTON'S B. C.
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Phone A47«. NUF SED.' THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1908
Provincial Notes
The Big Tunnel.
It looks as if the big tunnel projected for Phoenix will yet materialize, if so at least two absorbing problems will be solved. The first is
that of the economical operation of
the mines in the Phoenix Greenwood
Camp. This would result from gravity drainage and haulage. The other
is the far more important question of
whether pay ore exists at depth. The
large mine owners have practically
concluded a contract with the Chicago
Tunnel Company; if the agreement
is carried out it means the expenditure of three million dollars and the
cutting of the Phoenix ore ledges at
a depth of 2,000 feet. The tunnel will
be three and a half miles in. length;
it will be an important engineering
work, but a still more important
scientific and economic demonstration.
finest in Canada. Kaslo apples not
only look well, but they taste well,
although of enormous size and beautifully coloured they are not flavourless as is so often the case with
apples of that kind. The Exhibition
Committee has this year carried out
a more ambitious programme than
usual, the Poultry Show being a great
success. Advantage was taken of the
occasion to inaugurate a new lodge
of the I. 0. O. F.; there was a grand
promenade concert and ball in the
Armoury Hall. Kaslo is well maintaining its reputation as a Pioneer
City of the Kootenays.
John Houston.
"John Houston announces himself
an independent candidate from the
Comox-Atlin district for the Dominion house. It might have been expected that the editor of the Empire
would have been satisfied with being
the Lord Mayor of Prince Rupert."—
Phoenix Pioneer.
Taming the Doukhobors.
Judging from the. following paragraph which was taken from the
Grand Forks Gazette it would look
as if Pastoral Kootenay had solved
the problem of taming the Doukhobors:
"Peter Veregin, the Doukhobor
leader, accompanied by his interpreter, John Trrebino, was in town this
week looking over the Riverside Nursery stock. A colony has been planted at Waterloo, about four miles from
Castlegar. A part of this land will
be planted to fruit trees in the spring
and an order of considerable dimensions was placed with the local nursery."
The Power of the Press.
The New Westminster Daily News
is not always logical; in a recent
sub-editorial it sought to prove the
power of the Press by mentioning thc
fact that four Cabinet Ministers are
either owners or editors of newspapers. Lest The Week should have
missed the point of the article it is
reproduced below. Unless, however,
the other three papers mentioned are
more influential than the one directed
by the Minister of Mines, the editor
of the New Westminster paper has
chosen a very unfortunate illustration.
"Working newspaper men who complain sometimes that the power of the
press is a mockery should stop to
consider what a real and practical
thing it is in the Laurier Administration. Sir Wilfrid has indeed a high
regard for newspaper advice, if we are
to judge from his colleagues. Four of
his Cabinet have edited or do now
own,    control,   or   edit   newspapers.
(Continued on Page Six)
Ecclesiastical.
Outside Roman Catholic Churches
considerable interest is felt in the
appointment of a successor to Archbishop Orth. The position of that
historic church in any community is
so influential that its doings become
matters of public interest. The great
regret which everyone feels at the
continued illness of Archbishop Orth,
and his inability to return here, is
tempered by satisfaction at the splendid appointment that has been made
in the person of the Very Rev. Alexander McDonald, Vicar-General of
Antigonish. Bishop McDonald has
many years been a power in Nova
cotia. He is a man of simple and
sterling character devoted to good
works. He is in the prime of life, a
. splendid platform speaker and a good
drganizer. Victoria has been specially favoured in the honoured Divines
who have presided over the destinies
of the Roman Catholic Church.
Bishop McDonald will worthily maintain the traditions of his predecessors.
Ambitious Nelson.'
Everyone knows Nelson fur an ambitious city; nothing is too big for
the Capital of the Kootenay, and apparently nothing is too good, lor thc
Nelson Hockey team has now signified its intention of going after the
Stanley Cup. It may seem a far call,
even with the possibility of Phillips
on the team, but anyone who has seen
the Nelson men play knows that they
will finish "game" whether they win
out or not. Of late years the West
has been heard of in Eastern athletics
with a vengeance. With the Minto
Cup safely resting at New Westminster, and the Stanley Cup underlined
for Nelson, the effete East will realize
by and by that its teams are not
"the whole show," and that there
are "other pebbles on the beach."
Kaslo Fruit Fair.
The Annual Fruit Fair at Kaslo has
been held and once again the Hamlet
at the north end of Kootenay Lake
has demonstrated that it can grow
the finest apples in B. C, if not the
Sporting Comment
The summer sports for the present
season may well be said to have finished and the winter sports have made
an early start. On the whole the
records of the local clubs in summer
sports have not been as successful as
might have been, but better things
are anticipated and unless the signs
of the times are wrong the summer
of next year will see the Capital City
represented by stronger aggregations
than has been the case during the
past few months.
With the opening of the winter season the prospects are very bright for
an active season in both Rugby and
Soccer and it would not-surprise 1113
if some of the championships were
transferred to Victoria during the
coming winter. The Rugby players
are very active and from the practices that have been held so far there
appears to be plenty of material to
form a good winning combination.
There is one thing that must be put
before the players in the strongest
maimer possible and that is tliere
must be unanimity among those who
take part in the games, otherwise it
will be impossible to put a winning
combination on the field, a half team
practice will not effect this.
In Soccer everything looks bright
for the best season the game has ever
experienced. The opening of the sea-
s onwas marked with one good game.
I refer to the match between the Es-
quimalt and llays in which last year's
champions were defeated. They arc
well satisfied with thc result, however,
and would have gladly defaulted two
points, consequently they did not expect to win. On paper three at least
of the teams appear to bc very evenly
matched while the Cedar Hill aggregation contains many unknown characters and they must bc seen in action
before any comment can be made.
A test match is being played tllis
afternoon to select an eleven to meet
the Ladysmith team in thc second
match of the Pacific Coast League.
This is an important match and careful attention must be given to the
twenty-two players who take part.
The selection of a combined team
will naturally cause considerable
comment, but I. think the committee
in charge can bc depended on to make
their choice without favoritism and
that  is  all  any  player  can  look  for.
lu this connection I notice that the
match against Ladysmith is set for
Saturday uf next week. This is the
last day of the Provincial Fair in this
city and I think it is very poor judgment on the part of the local repre
sentatives if this game is played. The
Exhibition is entitled to the undivided
support of every Victorian aud clubs
endeavouring to take people away
from the Fair are deserving of censure. The exhibition is a local institution and although 1 am a devotee
of soccer I cannot see why that institution should not receive the support
of every club in the city. There is
still a week before the game and 1
hope that in the meantime some efforts will be made to have the game
postponed.
I am pleased to see the J. B. A. A.
axerting themselves to get into other
sports besides rowing. 1 refer to the
latest move where the club has secured control uf the Oak Bay grounds
for the coming season, This is a
good move on the part of the management and 1 cannot see how it can
prove anything but beneficial to every
club in the city.
UMPIRE.
Victoria    Musical    Society — Special
Notice to Members.
The Committee have announced the
engagement of the following artists
for the season  1908-09:
November—Price per seat, $3.00—
Miss Katharine Goodson, pianist; Mr.
Arthur Hartman, violinist; Mr. Alfred
Calzin, pianist.
December—Price per seat, $5.00—
Mme. Lillian Nordica (Soprana) and
Company.
January—Price per seat $4.00—
Mme. Johanna Gadski, soprano; Mr.
Frank La Forge, pianist.
Final Concert (negotiations pending)—Price per scat, $3.00—The Royal
Welsh Male Choir or Miss Marie
Hall, violinist, and Miss Lonie Basche,
pianist.
Five hundred season tickets, entitling the holder to one seat each
concert, will be issued at the rate of
$7.50 for the course. The subscription
list will be open exclusively to former
subscribers until September 25th. As
there is likely to be a big demand for
season tickets you are advised to fill
in the attached form and send same,
together with your cheque, to the Society's Agents without delay. If your
application is not received by Sept.
25th it will be taken as an indication
that you do not wish to subscribe and
the list will be thrown open to the
public on the following day. Boxes
for the season may be secured at the
following rates:
Box No. 1, groun floor, 8 seats,
$100; box No. 2, ground floor, 4 seats,
$50; box No. 3, ground floor, 3 seats,
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I was very much amused at an
article which appeared in an Island
weekly sheet of recent date. It was
headed "Sour Grapes" or the "Ruffled
Dicky Bird and the Acidulous Cough
Drop." The trouble with the writer
appeared to be pretty much the same
as that illustrated in Aesop's venerable fable of "The Dog in the
Manger."
It is somewhat unusual to find birds
of this type in the Journalistic Aviary,
which is popularly supposed to be free
from the petty jealousies which afflict
other callings. The performance under consideration is not calculated to
raise the "fourth estate" in public
estimation, but no doubt the few
dozen readers of the sheet will make
due allowance for the exigencies and
disappointments of frontier life. It
must be rather dreary these dull times
in the woods, which accounts for a
"croak" where one was led to expect a
"song." But birds have their moulting time, and under the stress of the
weather and the season a Conservative fledgling easily becomes metamorphosed into a Liberal Crow; it is
all a question of diet, or, as this particular dicky bird elegantly expresses
it, of "pap."
So Alderman Gleason has returned
from his European tour and has
brought with him not only the members of his family but certain original
ideas for the better government of the
city. Let us also hope that Alderman
Gleason has come back with broader
views on some questtions of public
interest. Before he went away the
worthy alderman was a strong advocate for forcing his ideas on other
people, and for cutting every habit
from the same pattern. There was
not always that consistency between
precept and practice which should
mark the conduct of a moral reformer
but a decided tendency to allow himself several important exceptions from
the rule which he imposed on other
people. It is to be hoped that in such
matters wiser counsels will now prevail. There is plenty of room in Victoria for reform work conducted on
moderate and sensible lines; there is
no room for intolerance and Pharisaism.
"Live and let live" is a good, all
round principle which has not yet
been inscribed on the banner of the
Victoria Reform League, when the
members show sufficient advancement
to adopt it they will have taken the
first step towards permanent success.
I cannot lay claim to any very special acquaintance with present day
church history and the developments
of theological dogma, but I have noticed that throughout Christendom
there is very general talk of Church
Union, and an amalgamation of the
different sects. I have also noticed
that nearly all church papers deplore
the lack of public interest in church-
going. Victoria is no worse than any
other city iu this respect, but a prominent Elder told me this week that
with the exception of the Roman
Catholic Church and Christ Church
Cathedral there was not a religious
body in the City which was not struggling to meet its financial obligations
and to pay operating expenses.
He compared the condition in Victoria today with ten and twenty years
ago, and said that indifference had
never been so manifest, or attendance
so lax. In view of these facts one is
led to wonder that the Baptist community in this city should find it necessary to divide its interests, and to
build an extra church for the Secessionists. The little Bethel now in
course of erection at the corner of
Cook and Fort streets is an evidence
of disruption, and a monument to
Church dis-union. As such, it is opposed to the Spirit of the times and
gives occasion to the enemy to blaspheme.   The only interest the public
has in the matter and the only reason
I refer to it at all is because the most
powerful influence for good in any
community is a wisely conducted
church, probably one of the most
baneful influences is exerted by a Pastor who exploits the church in opposition to its prevailing sentiment.
Many strange things happen, but
the strangest of all is when a C.P.R.
official does not know his place.
Frequently the guests of the Banff
Springs Hotel (known as the C.P.R.
hotel) telephone for, or in other ways
engage livery from down town. On
Thursday last there were several saddle ponies and surries taken to the
above hotel to fill such engagements.
The head bellman, Kennedy by name,
came to the front of the drive and
demanded the name of the owner of
the rigs; on being told they came
from the King Edward, he threatened to summons the owners if the
rigs appeared again on the C.P.R.
driveway. Mr. Hayter Reid, head of
all the C.P.R. hotels, then came to
the front, and after asking who the
horses belonged to, and finding they
were not from the C.P.R. livery, he
said: "I will turn them loose into
the woods." Unfortunately for Mr.
Reid, he happened to be talking to
a man who did not know him as the
"Czar" of the C.P.R. Hotel Department, and no doubt the answer he
got hurt the tender spots of his feelings, for he made a hasty retreat to
his own fireside.
A gentleman guest of the hotel
who was getting in one of the rigs,
offered to pay the driver's fine if he
would "get out and punch this very
pompous gentleman."
The above needs no comment. The
public are judges of such actions, and
it is left for them to decide.
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knowledge, "to speak of a sitting hen
or a setting hen?"
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care. But there's one thing I would
like to know: when a hen cackles,
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Mrs. Clive Phillips Woolley of Pier
Island, is the guest of Mrs. Barton,
Esquimalt.
Mr. Cecil Roberts left for Vancouver on Wednesday evening, where he
will spend several weeks.
* *   *
Miss Doris Mason returned home
on Wednesday after a very delightful visit to Duncans and Thetis Island.
Miss Ethel Gibson is recovering
from a slight attack of typhoid fever
and will shortly be about again.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. Monteith and
family have returned from Cowichan
Lake, where they spent the summer
months.
* *   *
The Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs.
Dunsmuir have issued invitations for
an At Home for Tuesday, 22nd, at
Government House.
* *   *
Mrs. Tait Robertson of Vancouver
was a passenger on Tuesday evening's
boat and was the guest of Mrs. Hermann Robertson.
* *   *
Mr. Jack Brown, on the staff of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce, in Seattle, spent his holidays in Victoria
last week.
* *   *
Mrs. Pemberton, Gonzales, gave a
musical on Thursday evening in
honour of her daughter whose engagement has recently been announced.
* *   *
Mrs. Marpole, Vancouver, after
spending a few days in Victoria as
the guest of her mother, Mrs. Holmes,
returned to the Mainland at the end
of the week.
* *   *
A slight mistake occurred in these
columns last week when the date of
Miss Lugrin's marriage was omitted.
The  event takes  place  on   Monday
next, the 21st.
* *   *
Mrs. Rismuller, Stanley Avenue,
was one of the numerous charming
hostesses of the week, -when she gave
a very charming tea in honour of
her guest, Miss Fox. The floral decorations of the drawing room and
refreshment table, which were extremely dainty and artistic, were
greatly admired by all. The Misses
Page and Blackwood presided over
the tea table and assisted their hostess in looking after her guests.
Among   those   present   were:   Mrs.
Griffiths, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Piggott,
Mrs. Hasell, Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs.
Spratt, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Heisterman, Miss Heisterman, Mrs. Berkeley,
Mrs. Hogg, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Hobson, Mrs. Chambers, Mrs. Feley, Mrs.
Sayward,   Mrs.   Rykort,  Mrs.   Munn,
Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Milne, Miss Gaudin,
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Dorothy
Leeming and Mr. Phillip Austin was
solemnized at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon by the
Rev. Canon Beanlands. The bride,
who was given away by her father,
wore a lovely gown of duchesse satin
trimmed with old Brussels and carried a bouquet of bride roses. Miss
Isabel Leeming made a very charming bridesmaid, attired in a dainty
gown of pale blue and black picture
hat, and carried a bouquet of pink
carnations. The groom was ably
supported by Mr. H. Austin. After
the ceremony a reception was held
at the residence of the bride's brother,
Mr. T. H. Leeming, Dallas Road. The
groom's gift to the bride was a handsome pearl sunburst and to the bridesmaid a pendant set with pearls. The
bride's going away costume was of
blue trimmed with gold and white and
a white hat. Mr. and Mrs. Austin
left for the Sound by the evening
boat and upon their return will take
up their residence at 554 Niagara St.
* *   *
An informal tea was given on Tuesday last by Mrs. Holmes, Esquimalt,
in honour of her daughter, Mrs. Marpole of Vancouver. The tea table was
prettily arranged with gaillardias, arranged in dainty vases. Mrs. Marpole wore a most becoming gown of
cream, spotted and trimmed with
bright green. Miss Eva Holmes, in
a princess muslin. During the afternoon bridge was indulged in and later
a few friends came in to tea. Among
those present were: Mrs. Little in
grey, with black hat with plumes, Mrs.
Freeman, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. T.
S. Gore, Mrs. Bullen in green trimmed
with ecru lace, Mrs. Hermann Robertson, blue Empire gown, with lace
panel, blue and black hat, Mrs. R.
H. Pooley in cream gown, pale blue
hat with plumes, Miss Keefer, grey
frock, black hat, Mrs. R. Dunsmuir in
green cloth gown, burnt straw hat
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Bell in white suit, Misses Monteith,
Mrs. Shallcross in black Empire gown
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black, with pink roses, Mrs. Hughes
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Mrs. Carmichael in black, Mrs. Lamp-
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J THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1908
THE FEDERAL CAflPAIGN
Mr. R. L. Borden's Great Speech at Halifax
Halifax, Sept. 14.—The Conservative demonstration here this evening
was a complete success, between five
and six thousand people assembling
to hear R. L. Borden and Prenver
Roblin of Manitoba and Premier Iia-
zen of New Brunswick discuss the
issues of the day. There was much
enthusiasm which culminated when
the Conservative leader was called
upon to speak.
Mr. Borden upon rising was received with prolonged applause. He
said:
"At your recent convention Mr.
O'Mullin, my worthy and valued colleague in the last contest, has moved
the nomination of Mr. Crosby, who as
alderman and mayor of the city during-a long term of years, has rendered splendid service to the citizens
of Halifax, and who, in the wider
sphere at Ottawa will guard the interests of the people with equal zeal
and devotion. You choose me once
more as one of your candidates; and
both Mr. Crosby and I have accepted
the honour. One condition I made
imperative in my acceptance: The
campaign must be a clean one; no
corrupt practices must be employed
in our behalf. I do not fear defeat
in a clean campaign, but I prefer
overwhelming defeat to victory won
by improper means. I stand upon my
platform of a year ago. Fight the
ballot thief and the briber. Fight
also any influence within our own
party which favours corrupt methods.
Rely on the justice of our cause and
upon a thorough exposure to the people of our opponents' evil record.
Great exultation has been manifested
by the Liberal press at the alleged
discovery of improper practices at the
bye-election in Colchester. Mr. Stan-
field has declared that if the charge
is made good he will resign his seat
even although the acts were committed without the knowledge or consent of himself or his committee men.
The case is still before the courts
and it would be improper to assume
in advance cither the guilt or the innocence of the persons accused. If
there has been wrong done by Conservatives, 1 denounce it; 1 denounce
those who committed it or who arc
responsible for it and I declare that
they should be punished with the full
legal penalties. No man who resorts
to corrupt acts in the supposed interests of our party is a true friend
of the party. If we preach purity and
practice corruption, we shall be
worthy of all the scorn that can bc
poured upon us.
THE ISSUES.
I now come to consider the issues
of the campaign and the record of our
opponents. In 1893 the Liberal party
met in convention at Ottawa under
the leadership of Mr. (now Sir Wilfrid) Laurier and declared its policy.
the ten planks of which may be summarized  as  follows:
I.—Denunciation of the principle of
protection as radically unsound and
unjust to the masses of the people.
2.—Promotion of a reciprocity
treaty with the United States and
closer trade relations with that country. 	
3.—Purity of administration.
4.—Strong expression of alarm at
the large increase of the public debt
and of the controllable annual expenditure, and the consequent undue
taxation of the people, and a pledge
to strictest economy in the administration of the Government.
5.—Affirmation of the ancient 'and
undoubted right of the House of
Commons to inquire into all matters
of public expenditure and a denunciation of any reference of such matters to Royal commissions created upon the advice of the accused.
6.—Declaration that the sales of
public lands should be to actual settlers only and not to speculators, upon reasonable terms of settlement and
in such areas as can be reasonably
occupied and cultivated by the settler.
7.—Repeal of the Franchise Act and
a return to the Provincial Franchise.
8.—County boundaries for electoral
divisions.
9.—Declaration that the present
constitution of the Senate is inconsistent with the Federal principle and
is in other respects defective and
should be so amended as to bring it
into harmony with the principles of
popular government.
10.—Declaration of the admittedly
great evils of intemperance and a
pledge to ascertain the minds of the
people by means of a plebiscite.
DESERTS  PLATFORM.
Putting aside two minor planks, 7
and 8, relative to the Franchise Act
and the delimitation of electoral divisions, the present Government has
not pretended or even attempted to
carry out its declared and avowed
policy except with respect to closer
trade relations with the United
States. - This departure from their
announced policy in regard . to the
seven leading planks which I have
summarized has led to the charge of
insincerity; but it must be admitted
that no such charge can fairly be
made against those who possess no
political principle save that of party
expediency.
Have they stood by tlieir first
plank? Have they carried out their
denunciation of protection as radically unsound and unjust to the
masses of the people? In their
speeches they pointed to free trade as
it is in England as their ultimate
goal and vowed never to cease their
efforts until that goal should be attained. The tariff is as protectionist
in principle today as it was before
their advent lo power. In the tariff
revision of 1907, Mr. Fielding and
Mr. Patterson defended the present
tariff items upon lhe principle of protection. In portions of the country
they   still   pose   as   free   traders—in
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and expenditure of public moneys
which for years past has existed under the rule of the Liberal party, and
the revelations of which by the different parliamentary committees of
inquiry have brought disgrace upon
the fair name of Canada. The Government which profited politically by
those expenditures of public moneys
of which the people have been defrauded, and which, nevertheless, have
never punished the guilty parties,
must be held responsible for the
wrong doing."
The record of corruption is so long
and so startling that the whole evening might be occupied in enumerating the various scandals brought to
light during the past three years.
For two years the Opposition
fought hard in the face of obstructive
lactics to bring many such matters to
light in lhe Public Accounts Committee. Some of them were exposed and
others were successfully concealed.
The whole policy of the Government
and its followers was to shut off investigation and prevent publicity.
When facts discreditable to the Government were elicited the Opposition
was accused of muck raking, by those
who made anil profited by the "muck."
Notwithstanding this public attention
was aroused by the exposures. The
Moncton Land Deal and the remarkable  profits  paid  to   A.   E.  Walberg
MR. R. L. BORDEN
The  Conservative  Leader
fact during the past session a meeting of thc Liberal free trade members
was summoned for the purpose oi
discussing the situation. It is stated
upon the best authority that the tneel
ing proved a dismal failure. They
practice protection as a matter of political expediency and not of principle; hence the protective element in
tlieir tariff is put to party uses, being founded upon no sincere belief|
It is in this way that those who call
themselves leaders of the Liberal
party havc carried out the principle
of plank No. I.
As to unrestricted reciprocity with
the United States, the Liberal leaders
violently assailed Conservative Governments from 1878 to 1896 by reason
of their failure to obtain better trade
relations with the United Slates.
They declared that sunny ways and
conciliatory methods were alone ef
fective. They have been in power
for twelve years and they have attempted much but accomplished nothing, Thus they have absolutely failed as to plank No. 2.
Let us turn to plank No. 3, "Purity
of Administration." The substitution
of the word "Liberal" for "Conservative" in that plank is exceedingly
apt and cogent at the present moment,    lt would then read:—
"That the convention  deplores the
ross corruption in the manai_emei
and George T. Merwin were made
public. The Government paid thc
latter gentleman more than eighteen
thousand dollars for goods which he
h.nl purchased the day before for less
than twelve thousand dollars. The
six thousand dollars thus presented to
Mr. Merwin were wantonly and un
necessarily taken from the puhlii
treasury of Canada. A private trustee so administering his trust would
be subject to the penalties of the criminal law. The celebrated purchase
of files from Charles Strubb, the operations of the Eastern Supply Company, the enormous sums paid to the
North Atlantic Trading Company, the
outrageous waste of money in the
notorious Expedition of the Arctic,
lhe payment of nearly two thousand
dollars to a tailor for superintending
lhe construction of a building costing
$4,700, the absurdly luxurious outfit
of the Mom-aim. an ice-breaker employed lor a few days each year iu
lhe St. Lawrence, the dredging contracts involving the loss of millions
of public moneys, the enormous pro-
lit- paid in patronage prices and to
middle-men were in some measure exposed in Parliament and in the Public Accounts Committee. The party
press subsidized during lhe past
twelve years to tlie extent of nearly
si.\   millions   of  dollars  strained   the
denunciation of the members of the
Opposition as scandal mongers. They
seemed to forget that the Opposition did not create, but merely exposed the scandals. But in 1907 the
Government appointed three gentlemen to investigate the operation of
the Civil Service Act and to make
suggestions with respect thereto. The
three gentlemen appointed were well
known Liberals—Mr. Courtney, Mr.
Fyshe and Mr. Bazin.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
The authority conferred upon them
by the Commission was couched in
terms which justified the Commissioners in entering upon an investigation of a much more thorough and
sweeping character than the Government contemplated or desired. The
time at the disposal of the Commissioners did not permit them to touch
more than the fringe of many of the
departments, but into one branch of
the Marine and Fisheries department
they made a more or less thorough
examination. No member of the Opposition has ventured upon a stronger
condemnation of the present methods
of administration .than that found
within the pages of the Commissioners' report. A few quotations will
give you an idea of its unsparing
criticism.
"Candidates who just fluked through
the examination by means of greater
political influence have received appointments over the heads of more
worthy and better qualified candidates * * * People have been
brought in from the outside over the
heads of men who have given their
life-time to the departments. * * *
Promotions have been forced on departments owing to political influence,
the officials promoted doing the same
work as they performed in the lower
grades. * * * ln the outside service politics enter into every appointment. * * * The politics of
the party is of greater importance in
making appointments and promotions
than the public interests of the Dominion. Those who have the political
pull use it for all it is worth.
"Large amounts have been spent
' for supplies bought from those enjoying political patronage at what
may be called retail rates. Heavy
expenditures have been incurred without necessary consideration or supervision.
"The time has come when this
practice of paying retail prices to a
few favoured merchants; should be
discontinued. The foregoing criticism
was of general application. Then
coming lo the Department of Marine
the Commissioners use still stronger
language.
"Organization, discipline, zeal for
the public service and regard for
economy are all conspicuous by their
absence.
"'there is no sign visible of a single
directing head or an intelligent purpose, unless il he that of spending
as much money as possible. Zeal
for economy and good management,
or pride in the work is not visible.
"There is not only a lack of efficient organization and method in the
department, there would also seem
lo be a lack of conscience, ln connection with the enormous expenditures which are deemed necessary the
word 'discount' never appears. It is
placidly assumed that there is no such
thing; but Ihe whole commercial
world knows otherwise. If no one
gets any benefit from trade with the
Government except the trader, then
it must' be clear in these great purchases made for the Government,
without discount, its officers must be
assisting the trader to get better
prices from thc Government than
he can get anywhere else; for everywhere else he has to give discount,
lu other words some of the Government officers are serving two masters
ami apparently succeeding with both,
Scripture  notwithstanding."
"One officer is quoted as stating
that a saving of $25,000 per annum
might he made on lighthouse expenditure by the Quebec Agency alone.
Again it is reported that $8,000 to
$10,000 a year might be saved ill one
agency by buying al wholesale instead of retail rates.
"The lighthouse hoard in Iwo years
approved of application for aids to
navigation amounting to $1,691,813.
The Commissioners say that this
Hoard 'has been the means of greatly
increasing thc expenditures of the department  and  much  of  the  increase
"There is a statement from the
Director of the Sorel ship-yard that
the prices paid by the Government
for supplies purchased at Quebec averaged fifty per cent, higher and
sometimes one hundred per cent.
above that paid by the Sorel shops.
"The Commissioners also strongly
criticise the Department of Militia
pointing out that in less than five
years the expenditure has sprung,
from $3,500,000 to $6,500,000 without
any corresponding increase in efficiency."
During the season of 1907, I moved '
for a thorough and searching investigation iuto the affairs and management of the Marine Department by
a Parliamentary Committee. Sir Wilfrid Laurier characterized my statements as froth and wild talk" and he
appealed to his followers to vote down
my motion which was consequently
defeated. The Government never
dreamed that the Civil Service Commission would undertake any such
investigation. Their purpose throughout has been concealment. The condition of the Marine Department was
known to the Prime Minister long
before the report of the Civil Service Commission.
PLUNDERERS AND PILFERING.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier promised purity of administration. He abandoned
ihe public exchequer to the plundering and pilfering of unscrupulous
party friends and has permitted the
public domain to become the prey oi
liis strongest partizans. The patronage system has been employed in its
most extreme form to subserve party
interests. The Deputy Minister of
Marine and Fisheries has admitted
on oath that the Government could
have saved $200,000 within a few
years in his department alone were
it not for the patronage system, lt
is the same story throughout the entire public service—in the appointment of public officials, in the purchasing or supplies and materials, in
the administration of the Railways
and Canals, the rewarding of party
service, and the advancement of party
interests have been the supreme consideration over-riding all regards for
economy and efficiency.
The like principle has prevailed in
appointments to public office. 1 do
not deny that many good appoint-'
ments have been made by the present
Government but whenever party interest demanded the reward of public
ollice for unscrupulous party service
that reward has been forthcoming.
Criminals have been appointed to positions in the public service—men engaged in the most nefarious electoral
crimes have been appointed to positions of public trust. No heeler in
his zeal for party interests need fear
that thc most outrageous disregard
ol law and decency would prevent his
appointment to public ollice.
There is little wonder that a much
respected Liberal of thc old school,
S. II. Make, K.C, who enjoys a remarkable gift of forcible expression,
has referred to "the Falstaff brigade
which it (thc Toronto Globe) calls
the Liberal party." Another strong
Liberal, Mr. Joseph .Martin, who was
a warm supporter of the present administration, a personal friend of Sir
Wilfrid Laurier and a former colleague of lhe lion. Mr. Sifton, and
who has contributed valiant party service to the Liberal cause, has recently
made the following statement before
ihe International Fiscal Congress in
Great Britain:
"Never iu all the history of Canada
has there been so much corruption
in public life as in the last twelve
years. It has permeated every department of the Government and it is
safe to say that much thc greater
part of the time of Parliament is
taken up wilh investigating charges of
graft and corruption against departmental ollicers and Ministers of the
Crown.
"One can well understand that under lhe very .best administration there
may be cases of wrong doing on the
pail of officials of the departments,
but it would naturally be expected
when charges of this kind were made
in Parliament and Committees appointed for their investigation that
the Government of the day would lend
every assistance in their power to expose the wrong and punish the wrongdoers. So deep rooted, however, is
the corruption in public life in Canada that we find the Government
employing every means at their hand
to suppress and nullify the investigations  of these  Committees.    Wit- THK WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1908
when the Conservative members of
the Committee ask for their committal for contempt the Liberal majority invariably refuse to exercise their
power."
Mr. Martin is perfectly correct in
saying that mal-administration may
occur under the best Government, that
which condemns the present administration is the desire to conceal wrong
doing, the willingness to continue and
condone it, the disinclination to punish it.
The pledge was for purity of administration. Honest Liberals of the
old school what do you think of the
performance?
"STRICTEST ECONOMY."
Let us look at plank No. 4, on
which Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Mr.
Fielding raised the slogan of "strictest economy." Has the burning zeal
for economy which actuated these
gentlemen in 1893 been manifest during the past twelve years of their
administration? What has been thc
record of the men who vowed to
Heaven that the expenditure of forty
million dollars would be reduced by
from two to four million dollars per
annum when they came to power?
"It is a disgrace and a shame to the
Government that they ask for an expenditure of $38,300,000 a year" shouted these gentlemen in chorus in 1895.
In 1896 the expenditure of the Conservative Government was $41,702,383;
in 1898 the Liberal Government spent
$110,500,000 and the estimates for the
present year, including bounties and
railway subsidies, amount to $164,-
523,681. During ten years of Liberal
rule the expenditure has been 232
millions greater than in the ten years
of Conservative rule, where has the
money gone? A portion of it has
been properly expended for legitimate
purposes but how many millions have
been wasted upon useless expenditure in absurd prices and unjustifiable
profits. Ask the middlemen, ask the
partizan friend upon the patronage
list. Look around Canada, look
around each province, consider the
expenditure of public money in each
separate community and ask yourself
what has become of this enormous
expenditure. Is the present rate of
increase to be maintained? We are
confronted with a probable deficit of
more than thirty million dollars for
the present year. We have yet to
pay for the Transcontinental Railway, the revenue has been decreasing
by nearly two million dollars a
month, the public debt is increasing
at an alarming rate and there are
numerous demands upon the public
exchequer at the present time for
legitimate public works. Liberals who
voted for economy on the 23rd June,
1896, consider the record of the men
for whom you voted, consider the
pledges they gave and say at the
polls whether you are satisfied with
their performance.
What of the independence of Parliament for which Sir Wilfrid Lauriei
and his friends declaimed in 1903?
The Government had hardly been
formed before the Premier wrote the
following letter to one of his supporters, then a member of Parliament,
who had demanded consideration. He
said:
"This is what 1 propose. The position of Lieutenant-Governor will be
at our disposition at the end of 1907,
and if from now till that time you
are not appointed Judge, 1 propose
to place the Lieutenant-Governorship
at your disposal."
The gentleman to whom the letter
was written sat iu Parliament for two
sessions in possession of that promise
which was fulfilled by his appointment to the Bench. Since then no
less than seventy-five members of
Parliament have been appointed to
positions of emolument or to the
Senate. We can only conjecture how
far such considerations may account
for the solid phalanx whicli obstructed Parliamentary inquiries. Sir Wilfrid proclaimed his hostility to investigation of public expenditure by
Royal Commission or by Judges. He
declared that judges do not get out
half the truth. Mr. Justice Cassels is
sitting as a Royal Commissioner at
the present time for the purpose of
investigating questions of public expenditure whicli according to Sir Wilfrid Laurier ought to be investigated
by Parliament and Parliament alone.
The avowed policy of the Liberal
party with respect to public lands
has been outraged and falsified in the
most astonishing manner by the present administration. The sixth plank
laid down at the Ottawa Liberal convention was as follows:
"That in the opinion of this convention the sales of public lands of
the Dominion should be to actual settlers only, and not to speculators,
upon reasonable terms of settlement,
and in such areas as can be reasonably occupied and cultivated by the
settler."
LAND SETTLEMENT.
Under the present regime the settler has had small chance in competition with the speculator. A brief
enumeration of some of the larger
deals is all that time will permit. Certain gentlemen formed themselves into a Company known as thc Saskatchewan Valley Land Company and
the Government handed over 250,000
acres of land at one dollar per acre,
payable one half in scrip worth 25
cents to 50 cents on the dollar and
the balance spread over a term of
five years. This land was disposed
of at from eight to fifteen dollars per
acre. The grant was made behind
the back of Parliament and of the
people. Its complicated conditions
were all in favour of the speculator
and all against the settler; 317,749
acres were presented to friends of
the Government by "closed" grazing
leases, the greater portion of which
was suddenly granted between the 9th
April and 17th July, 1905, after which
no further "closed" leases were granted. This future restriction naturally
increased the value of these grants
to the fortunate holders. The expression "closed" lease means that the
land is withheld from settlement for
a period of twenty-one years no matter what influx of settlers may occur. The total area comprised more
than 580 square miles. The circumstances connected with certain of
these grants are very suspicious but
time does not permit their consideration this evening. In each case the
lucky grantee obtains the right to
purchase at one dollar per acre 10
per cent, of his holdings. At a moderate estimate this would be worth
from ten to fifteen dollars per acre.
It is needless to add that in every instance the grants were made without
any opportunity for public competition.
TIMBER LIMITS.
Timber limits without number
have been granted to friends of the
Government. There has been no opportunity for. public competition, no
reserve bid, no upset price, no examination or estimate by the Government of the value of the areas granted, no opportunity to any competitor to make such examination as
would justify him in bidding. One
very prominent member of the Liberal party has thus secured 309,520
acres of timber limits. Others have
•been almost equally fortunate. The
greater portion of the valuable timber lands of the North West has
passed into the hands of prominent
friends of the Government. A Liberal
campaign pamphlet bears this legend
in bold letters "Liberals have made
Good." It must be admitted that
certain Liberals have made good—at
the expense of the people, lt is safe
to prophesy that in another five years
little will be left of the public domain
if the present administration is continued in power. And yet from the
subsidized organs the cry goes up
that Laurier should be allowed to
complete his work. The timber limits thus given away for a mere song
are held at fabulous prices and for
purely speculative purposes, only a
trifling portion being worked or operated. The net result of the transaction is simply this: the timber remains uncut, the title has passed from
the people to the speculator and the
enormous yearly increase of value will
go into the capacious pockets of Liberal members of Parliament and their
friends instead of the public treasury.
The United States Government has
inaugurated a great system of irrigation whereby its arid lands are reclaimed at a minimum cost and parcelled out to settlers in small holdings at the cost of reclamation. Our
Government over-rides the reports of
its own officers in order that the
settlers may be compelled to pay toll
to speculative promoters of irrigation
companies. President Roosevelt has
withdrawn the public timber lands of
the United States from sale and proposes to conserve them as a great
national asset. Our Government on
the contrary burns with impatience to
hand over all the great natural resources of Canada to its grasping
partisans. Thus has been fulfilled the
pledge that our public lands should
be for the settler and not for the
speculator.
QUESTION OF RESTITUTION.
How far restitution may be possible we do not know. If fraud or
imposition has been practised, if the
trustees and servants of the people
have conspired to plunder the interests they were bound to protect, there
must be a remedy for the wrong. And
we have pledged ourselves to pursue
every legitimate means of redress
which can be made available in the
interests of the people and consistently with the principles of constitutional government.
Coming now to planks Number 7
and 8, the government has repealed
the Dominion Franchise Act and has
to a certain extent observed county
boundaries in delimiting the electoral
divisions; but after reverting to the
Provincial Franchise they attempted
during the recent session of parliament to provide a special Dominion
Franchise Act for the three provinces
under Conservative rule. There was
110 justification for the attempt and
no excuse except that of party ad
vantage. Eventually the bill was
withdrawn as to British Columbia and
Manitoba, but persisted in as to Northern Ontario, where new lists are
being prepared, notwithstanding that
equally good lists prepared under the
provincial laws are now in force.
REFORM THE SENATE.
Plank No. 9 called for the reformation of the Senate and declared that
the present constitution of that body
is inconsistent with the Federal principle and in other respects defective.
Twelve years have elapsed and there
has been no pretense of fulfilling this
pledge. Liberal partizans alone have
been appointed to that body, and,
while some of the appointments have
been good, others are astonishing
and utterly unjustifiable. A Liberal
majority having been secured all effort at reform has been abandoned
and another broken pledge is thus recorded.
The 10th plank of the Ottawa platform pledged the Liberal party to a
plebiscite for the purpose of ascertaining the mind of the people on the
question of prohibition. There was a
direct implied promise in this pledge
that the will of the people thus ascertained would be carried into effect.
This pledge was violated. The plebiscite was taken and its verdict disregarded. Plank No. 10 must thus
be numbered with the other abandoned planks of the Ottawa Liberal
platform.
Such was the policy, such the platform not of the Liberal leaders, but
of the Liberal party assembled in
convention in 1893. From whom did
the members of the present administration receive any mandate to abandon that policy and to disregard the
pledges thus given? Who authorized them to drag the fair name of
Liberalism through the mire of forsaken pledges and political degradation? It has been boasted that the
Liberal leaders went to the people in
1893, had this policy framed and
adopted by the people in convention
aud thus testified its admiration and
regard for the great principle of democracy. Where did Sir Wilfrid
Laurier receive any mandate to withdraw from the pledges and the policy to which he was thus committed
by the voice of the Liberals of Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific?
His disregard of the pledges thus
made to his. party assembled in convention absolves from his allegiance
every honest Liberal who stood for
the principles which were embodied
in that policy of 1893.
CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM.
The subsidized Liberal journals
have sought to pour contempt upon
the platform which I laid down in
this city on the 20th August, 1907.
The present government has been in
power for more than twelve years.
You have heard to what extent they
have carried out their policy of 1893
during that period. I have had the
unique satisfaction of seeing the government of the day forced by public
opinion to carry into effect a very
substantial portion of the policy which
I advocated a year ago. I unhesitatingly make the assertion that within one year the Halifax platform has
been carried into effect to greater
extent than their own platform during their twelve years of power.
Look at the facts. Our policy demanded certain specified reforms in
electoral laws. Some although not all
of these have been brought about,
For that purpose we introduced a bill
into parliament early during the recent session and several important
provisions of that bill were adopted
in the government measure eventually passed.
The fourth plank of our platform
demanded a thorough and complete
reformation of the laws relating to
the Civil Service, so that future appointments shall be made by an independent commission acting upon the
report of examiners after competitive
examination. The force of public
opinion and the conditions disclosed
in the report of the Civil Service Commission have compelled the government to adopt this plank, although
they have restricted its application to
the inside service and have thus retained very extensive powers of patronage.
Our platform required the reorganization of the Railway Commission
and the extension of tis powers and
jurisdiction to telegraph lines. This
part of our policy has been carried
into effect by the present government during the recent session.
Another plank in our platform provided for rural free mail delivery. The
Liberal press and many Liberal leaders thundered against this proposal.
The Postmaster-General strongly opposed it. But he has seen new light.
In a speech at Megantic, reported in
the Montreal World of the 28th August, Mr. Lemieux made this statement:
"In a few days I expect to have the
pleasure of announcing that my department is to make delivery of mail
in the country districts as well as in
the cities of Canada. I have gone
into this question carefully and I am
convinced that the revenue of my department is sufficient to admit of this
great improvement, an improvement
which is destined for the exclusive
benefit of the rural population."
Thus another of our planks has
been adopted by the government
which evidently realize that to the
Halifax platform of 1907 and not to
the Ottawa platform of 1893 they
must look for guidance and inspiration.
It has been the fashion until recently, although not during the past
session, to deride the Opposition as
weak and inefficient. An Opposition
which can force great reforms such
as these upon an unwilling government has every reason to congratulate itself, and the party which it
represents has no cause to fear for its
inefficiency.
As the labour of the producer,
whether on the farm, in the forest, or
within the factory, is the real foundation of national wealth and prosperity, and as the principle of democracy
should give to the people a fuller
measure of hope and a firmer grasp
of opportunity, so it should be the
task of good statesmanship to remove
any unnecessary inequalities and anomalies which oppress the producer
and which to future generations will
seem not only unjust but absurd. Especially if you expect our young men
to remain on the farm, the conveniences of communication and transportation and the comforts of life
which modern conditions make available should as far as possible be
brought within the reach of every
farmer. Our wage earning classes
must not be driven by unequal competition to standards of existence
which will result in the deterioration
and degradation of our labouring
population.
The Halifax platform of 1907 has
regard to these considerations. It has
been ratified and approved at nearly
every Conservative convention since
held. It commands the confidence of
the people and has received the enthusiastic approval of every meeting
which 1 addressed during my campaign of last year. It is an adaptation to conditions of today, of that
great national policy with which Sir
John A. Macdonald and his colleagues
swept the country thirty years ago,
and it is not too much to hope that
at the general elections now approaching it will receive the same enthusiastic endorsement and approval
as that which inscribed victory upon
the Liberal-Conservative banners on
the 17th September, 1878.
GOVERNMENT MISMANAGEMENT.
I have spoken of corruption in administration and expenditure. What
about efficiency? What branch of administration has not been mismanaged by the government? What
great undertaking have they not
bungled? They declared the Quebec
bridge a national work. They made
provision for its construction by bond
guarantee and they handed over all
control of the enterprise and the expenditure to a company with practically no capital. Today it lies a
wreck at the bottom of the St. Lawrence at a loss to this country of no
less than six million dollars. To complete that work will involve a total
expenditure of no less than fourteen
million dollars. This statement made
by me in parliament has not been
challenged by any member of the administration.
They extended the Intercolonial
railway to Montreal at an excessive
cost although the then Conservative
majority in the Senate saved the
country at least four hundred thousand dollars on the Drummond railway deal. They proclaimed that deficits on the fntercolonial railway
would then become a thing of the
past; they declared that the Intercolonial railway would thenceforth
have its terminus in a city instead
of a field and would command the
trade of the west. The western trade
has not been secured, the deficits on
the Intercolonial railway have been
greater than before and that promise
also remains unfulfilled.
They cancelled a contract made by
Sir Charles Tupper for a fast Atlantic
service and they announced with
shouts of triumph that they had secured an equally good contract at a
much smaller figure and that the fast
Atlantic service was accomplished.
Their bottle-necked fast Atlantic service has long since passed into the
limbo of forgotten things, although
its memory was revived when the
country was required to pay the interest on the deposit which had been
declared an absolute guarantee that
the enterprise would reach a successful issue.
After five months of the session of
1903 had passed they suddenly rushed into a contract for the construction of a national transcontinental
railway against the protest of thc
Minister of Railways, the Hon. A.
G. Blair. In vain we protested that
there was not sufficient information.
They laid certain venerable documents upon the table of parliament
and affirmed that there were mountains of information. They vowed
that thirteen million dollars placed at
interest would pay the cost of the
whole undertaking and that the entire
road from Winnipeg to Moncton
would cost not more than fifty-two
million dollars. Their own official returns brought down to parliament
during the present session show that
the road will cost the country from
175 to 200 million dollars, and there
is good reason to believe that the
public debt will be nearly doubled before its completion. The cost of the
enterprise will amount to nearly one
million dollars for every constituency
in Canada. How much of this is being squandered or pilfered? The
Hodgins enquiry has been burked, but
protests of the Grand Trunk engineers
are on record declaring that hundreds of thousands of yards of common earth excavation payable at
twenty-one cents per yard have been
classified as solid rock payable at
$1.50 per yard. These charges were
in the possession of the government
before Hodgins made his public statement. The government through its
majority on the committee of inquiry
has refused any investigation.
THE TREATY WITH JAPAN.
They undertook the negotiation of
a treaty with Japan, procured its ratification by misrepresentation to parliament, deliberately abandoned the
Conservative policy of controlling immigration of labourers and artizans
from that country, brushed aside the
repeated warnings of the British government, handed over to Japan all
control of immigration to Canada
from that country and thus precipitated an influx of Japanese labourers
vyhich brought about the Vancouver
riots. Having raised the storm they
sent the Postmaster-General to Tokio
humbly beseeching Japan to forego
her treaty rights and begging the Japanese government to exercise that
control over the situation which Canada might have exercised if the
treaty had been accompanied by the
stipulation upon which the Conservatives had insisted and which Japan
had agreed to accept. In a time of
business depression and financial
stringency they have poured into.
every important city and town in Canada hundreds of immigrants unable
to find work and helpless to provide
for themselves. An altogether too
large and even startling proportion
of these are diseased or physically unlit. The country first pays a bonus
to bring such undesirables to our
shores and then each individual community is obliged to assume thc burden of providing food and shelter as
well as accommodation in asylums
and hospitals. Careful statistics compiled in Ontario show amazing and
outrageous conditions brought to pass
through lack of ordinary care and
prudence by the Federal government.
Upon this record of mal-administration and inefficiency our opponents do not meet the people with
much confidence and unless public
opinion is utterly dead their plaintive
appeals for a further mandate will
meet with a chilling response. Canada believes that it is time for a
change.
HIS COLLEAGUES.
Let me say in conclusion that I
rejoice to see on our platform tonight
the Conservative leaders from other
provinces who havc honoured us with
their presence. Sir James Whitney
and Mr. McBride are unavoidably
absent. The former has sent a splendid representative in the person of the
Provincial Secretary of Ontario. Mr.
Roblin needs no introduction to this
audience. He has given to Manitoba
honest and progressive government
which has won for him the confidence
and affection of the people of that
province as evidenced in his recent
well-deserved victory. I had the
pleasure of his splendid aid upon the
platform at many of our meetings in
that province last autumn. Mr. Hazen
and his more recent victory is still
fresh in your recollection. After
fighting for many years in opposition
he has been called to the Premiership
of his province and has inaugurated
an era of efficient, progressive and
honest government too long denied
to the province of New Brunswick,
These Conservative victories, as well
as that of Sir James Whitney and Mr.
McBride, are but the precursor and
augury of that still greater victory
which we believe awaits us when the
people of this country next record
their votes at the polls. When that
triumph shall come let us receive it
not so much in a spirit of elation as
with a thorough and abiding sense of
the tremendous responsibilities thus
imposed upon us and with an earnest
determination that our record shall be
worthy of that great party which for
eighteen years guided the destinies of
this country, laid the foundation of
our national unity and greatness and
wrote in Canada's history so many
glorious pages of honourable achievement and progress. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1908
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too) find considerable pleasure in visits to this home of "new things in ho me furnishings," and we know you'll
be delighted with what we have to offer. We have made great preparations for a big Fall business, and it has
started off with a rush. Though we try hard to keep the "gaps" filled, the earlier you come in the better
assortment we shall be able to show. .The Furniture Department isn't the only point of interest here. In Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, etc., we are showing some handsome creations. Then, too, new things in China and
Glass and Silver are daily arriving.   Oh! there is much of interest—Come int
NEW BLANKET ARRIVALS NOW SHOWN.    SECOND FLOOR
Towel Values
That are "Better"
Nothing but a "tub"—lots of
water and lots of towels—will eradicate the dust and the tiresomeness due from enjoying the Fair
next week. "Circus Lemonade"
and Souvenirs, Side Shows and
Merry-Go-Rounds mean that the
"Kiddies" will need a "dip" every
night. Have lots of towels on
hand. A liberal supply is always
necessary to get the real good out
of a "plunge." These towels of
ours are made to withstand hard
wear in both home and laundry,
and they are priced right, too.
HONEYCOMB TOWELS.
These are serviceable, low-priced
towels, made of soft finished cotton
and are excellent values. Their
hard wearing qualities make them
a very desirable soft towel for
everyday use. Pure white, with
red stripes on each end.
Size 17x36, per doz. 90c. Each..ioc
Size 21x48, per doz., $1.35. Each iac
Size 18x36, per doz. $1.50. Each 15c
Size 20x45, per doz. $1.35. Each iac
Size 24x40, per doz. $2.75. Each 25c
FINE TURKISH TOWELS.
This favorite weave is well
known and is appreciated by a
tremendous following. We stock
a very large and complete stock
of this kind of towel and offer you
a superior quality towel at a price
we think will compare very favourably with any towel offerings
offered elsewhere:
Size 19x44, each aoc
Size 20x41, each 35c
Size 19x41, each 30c
Size 22x47, each 35c
Size 24x48, each 40c
Size 26x53, each 40c
Size 24x51, each 50c
Size 30x49, each 50c
Size 27x60, each 50c
Size 28x60, each 65c
Size 36x54, each 75c
Size 32x60, each $1.00
WEILER BROS.
Complete Home Furnishers
VICTORIA, B. C.
OFFICE    AND
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A Lady's Letter *
By BABETTE.
■ 1A1 »fl 1 ii-Bi 1 iiflii 11/In 1 .flu oflu nil (Ai nln4s ntlii
)ear Madge:
Woman,  in  the  aggregate,  is   no
Igreat reader of newspapers, and here-
|in, it seems, she shows, according to
some experts,  a wisdom more propound than that of the average man.
[For a recent symposium on the sub-
best, "Is there too much news?" has
(caused various notable personages to
[declare that excessive devotion to the
[daily journals is, frankly, a waste of
time.    Some declare the habit to be
akin to dram-drinking; others say that
it destroys thought, while many think
that   there   are   not   only  too  many
newspapers, but "too much print altogether."   In this last proposition we
can most of us concur.   It is a fatal
mistake for the young—especially for
girls—to rely on a knowledge of life
as it is set forth in novels.    Altogether, the newspaper, whatever its
faults, makes   more   useful   reading
than the sentimental novel of British
manufacture—in which the poor and
much-harassed heroine ends by marrying a duke or at the worst a baronet.   Such romances are pernicious
in the highest degree.   If a girl mus:
read ephemeral things, let her peruse
the morning paper, for the flimsiest
journal is always at least, in touch
with real life.
It has been borne in upon me forcibly of late, that we really know
very little of others; we judge too
much by appearances, and we are apt
to condemn or commend in consequence. We know nothing of the
soul within, nothing of the depth of
feeling, or height of thought in those
upon whose actions we often so hastily pass judgment. I think we do
not take the trouble to find out the
good in others; we know nothing of
their abilities or their ideals—lience
it is that for instance when we hear
of a woman of our acquaintance who
has written a clever buuk, or a collection of verses, full of beautiful
thoughts; we are apt to, .nd cften
do, exclaim, "Well, well, I did not
think she had it in her!" We perhaps
have seen this woman daily for years;
she was always lively and bright,
dressed well, went to teas, parties,
and dances and at times we might
have said that we thought her a trifle
too frivolous. How surprised we arc
to find that she has beautiful thoughts
and can express them, we "didn't
think she had it in her." On the
other hand we meet a regular "blue
stocking," a woman who goes about
with a manly stride, in fact wishes
she wcre a man, wears her hair
straight back, plain hat, straight up
and down clothes; always carries a
book, reads in the cars, on the street,
anywhere; her forehead is puckered
into lines, caused by delving into deep,
dry subjects. Dry—that is the word,
she is dry—dry to look at, dry to
talk to, and dry as far as writing
goes. She is a person who studies—
she could not write—things of human
interest do not appeal to her; she is
deaf to the bustle of humanity about
her, and would not dream of interesting herself in common, every-day
people and their affairs. We stand
aloof and admire this person of great
learning, and wonder what marvelous
work she is contemplating, perhaps
the translating of the Odyssey into
Chinese, or conceiving a new problem
in Euclid. She is exceedingly clever;
we are struck with her studious air;
we feel that she is so far beyond us
in learning, we expect great things
of her. And yet, if someone made
this stern "blue stocking" take a soft,
cooing bade in her arms, put the dear,
nice hands on her face, I am sure that
she would forget her studies, laugh
with pleasure and talk the same silly
gibberish that every woman babbles
to a babe.
But the case in point to which 1
wish to call your attention is that of
a little giil friend of mine whom I
have known for years. She is a
bright, pretty creature with a great
love of pleasure, beautiful clothes,
and a restless desire to bc always
doing something or going somewhere.
It is strange that an uninteresting old
stay-at-home like myself should have
such a lively little friend—but nevertheless it is so. One day I was about
to start for a walk through the woods
to the sea, when I met her at my
gate. "If you are going for a tramp,"
she said, "may I come also?" "But
that dainty muslin frock," I replied,
'those white shoes, your chiffon hat
and spotless gloves—surely these arc
not suitable articles of wearing apparel for the beach—go to your bridge
party, and come to see me some other
time." But she insisted on coining,
so off we started. It was a dull day
with occasional bursts of sunshine,
and a little breeze. We sat for a
long time on thS bank, under a pine
tree, watching the waves, and I noticed that my companion was exceptionally quiet and thoughtful. "Of
what are you thinking," 1 asked. "Are
you regretting having missed the
bridge party?" "Indeed no," she replied, "I had quite forgotten all about
bridge—but you will laugh if I tell
you my thoughts." "Please tell me,"
said I, and she began. "I am thinking today that the waves seem sad.
They are usually so merry, laughing
up at one, and singing in the sun
shine—but today their voice is a deep,
low wail, faintly quivering, and with
the moan of the wind; they seem
chanting a requiem. See the Heavens,
too, are hung with blue grey shadows
behind which the sun hides, and the
clouds are struggling with one another to get nearer his great warm
heart. I think that there must be
some sorrow hidden in nature's heart,
that she grieves so. Perhaps it is
that a great beautiful bird has sailed
away over the summer sea, full of
life and promise, seeking treasures
new on those alluring purple hills.
On, on he travelled, out to the very
heart of the ocean, and there exhausted he may have fallen and died. Or
perchance it is that a tree is dead,
felled to the earth by the rude hand
of trade, and the gossiping wind has
told the sea, and they grieve together.
But listen and you'll hear the pine
tree sigh; let us search, for perhaps
a rose in full bloom has been thrown
at his feet by some tired hand, and
left there to die and wither on the
dry grass alone. See the sun has now
left the sky—'the day is done'—that
is what it is, my friend, the day is
dead and nature grieves."
"My child," I said, "you are a poet,
go home and write what you have
just told me today." She jumped up
and laughed. "Not today," she replied, "because there is no more today, but I must go now and dress for
the dance at the Barracks tonight."
BABETTE.
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 22.
"Thelsleof Spice"
Mrs. Feelcy of Vancouver is visiting friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs.   Cecil   Roberts   spent  a  few
days in Seattle during the week.
* *   *
Mr.  R.  B.  Halhed  of  Chemainus
was in town during the week.
* *   *
Mr. E. Crowe-Baker paid a flying
visit to Seattle early in the week.
EMPRESS
THEATRE
Cor. Government and Johnson Sts.
HIGH CLASS MOVING PICTURES
AN DILLUSTRATED SONGS.
COMPLETE  CHANGE  OF  PROGRAM    EACH   MONDAY
AND THURSDAY.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE.
2 to 5.30. and 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Admission—10 cents.
Children's   Matinee  Wednesday  and
Saturday—5 cents.
JALLAND BROS.
Fine Groceries
FRESH  FRUIT  DAILY.
623 Yates St.    -    VICTORIA, B.C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1908.
PROVINCIAL NOT ES.
(Continued from Page Three)
Finance .Minister Fielding made his
reputation for clear thinking on tin-
Halifax Chronicle. The Hon. Frank
Oliver still looks more the editor of
the Edmonton Bulletin than he does
Minister of the Interior. The Minister of Railways clings fondly to the
Brockville Recorder in spite of his
good fortune. It will be there to go
back to when politics fail. The Minister of Inland Revenue has a newspaper in Victoria, although he hasn't
worked much at it for some years.
And they arc all good Cabinet Ministers—these four. But are they good
newspapermen? some one asks. Well,
that's not the question. What was
required to be proved was the power
of tiie press.
neighbour and asked what it was that
the minister was saying. "The vilest
sinner may return,'' was the reply.
"Return nothing?" said Sifton, as he
picked up his hat and walked out of
the church. "What does he take me
for—a chump?"
Still in the Ring.
The Cranbrook Prospector is bucking up these days and friend Grace
is furnishing abundance evidence that
he is still in the ring. The paper
has been remodelled and what with
new type, conspicuous headings, and
careful editing, it cuts a very respectable figure in the newspaper world.
During the coming electoral campaign it will champion the Conservative cause, and judging from the way
in which it has "opened the ball" in
its issue of September 12th the people
of Cranbrook and the district are not
likely to be kept in the dark as to the
public career of the Liberal candidate.
The Prospector has unearthed a little
ancient history connected with Mr.
Smith Curtis' campaign fund in 1903.
For the expose it is indebted to Mr.
Jos. Martin. Jf the latter gentleman
would only turn his attention to Clifford Sifton he would probably make
a similar discovery, indeed just how
many Liberal candidates of 1903 were
indebted to the "Toronto boodlers''
for their campaign funds is still a
doubtful question. There is, however,
some evidence to show that the same
gang is not disposed to be as generous
in 1908.
Hedley City.
The Hedley Gazette is never backward in coming forward when the
Upper Similkameen has anything to
say. In its last issue it has a breezy
article on "Hedley the young pay roll
town," which for ten years has been
the industrial centre of the Similkameen. lt tells how ten years ago
M. K. Rogers took hold of the Nickel
Plate Mine when not fifty dollars
worth of development work had been
done; there were not even roads for
transportation. Since then two million dollars in gold bullion has been
taken out. So far the Nickel Plate
is the only producing mine in the
Hedley camp, but there are other
good prospects and excellent ledges
have been tapped. It is about time
that the Nickel Plate was deprived
of its monopoly of money making;
it certainly is a bonanza and big
enough to make the fortune of any
camp.
A Fair Shot.
The lirst deer killed at Grand Forks
during the present open season was
shot by a woman. Think of it! And
this after all the fun we've made
of the Ladies' Rille Club. Mrs. Fisher,
of this city, killed it this week up in
the North Fork country with a small
22 rifle. The animal died so suddenly
and effectually that there isn't the
possibility of a chance of attributing
its demise to accident or old age.—,
Thg Still,
Regrets.
Thousands of dwellers in the interior will deeply regret to hear of
the accident which has befallen "Bob"
tevenson. A late despatch says that
the stage coach from Princeton was
upset, pitching out all the occupants,
and that Bob was seriously injured.
Of all the old timers not one is better known than he, and volumes might
be written of his kindness and his
oddities. He has had a remarkable
career, with many ups and downs, but
no man in the West has kept up his
courage better than "Bob." He is
the living embodiment of Mark Tap-
ley, and everybody who has met him
will hope that the account of the mishap has been exaggerated, and that
the old gentleman will be about again
in short order.
Gone to British Columbia.
The following is reported to have
been found on the wall of a deserted
cabin in thc heart of Nebraska: "Fore
miles frum a naber; sixteen miles
frum a post-office; twenty-live miles
frum a raleroad; forty-one miles
frum timber; half a mile frum water;
God bless our home! We're gone
to British Columbia to get a fresh
start."
"Westward Ho!"
The September number of Westward Hoi is not only up to the expectations which thc sanguine publishers have created but far exceeds
them. Its short, crisp and pointed
romances are ail that could be desired. Not one of them but gives us
a new insight lo human life and conduct. The Remittance Man, a tale
of Medicine Hat; the Mission of
Roses, and An Old Fashioned Colonel, are, with several others, fascinating, and best of all, elevating and
calculated to draw out and inspire
all that is best in the reader. This is
the kind of fiction needed in thc
home. The September articles are
lucid and concern present problems,
industrial developments, and the future potentialities of Western Canada, to which the publishers seem intensely devoted. Those on Prince
Rupert in the Making; the West as
a Field of Immigration; An Appreciation of Sir Thomas Shaughnessy
and many others, all are most interesting and instructive; while art is
gracefully touched by John Kyle in
Sketching from Nature; the romantic-
historical in Ruined Cities of Ceylon,
and the domestic in Country and Suburban  Homes.—Grand Forks Gazette.
Revelstoke in Litie.
Revelstoke has lined up with the
other cities of the Interior by instituting a Fall Fair. As might havc
been expected it differs in no respect
from them, having just the same climate, soil, and natural resources.
When it has been in the business as
long as Nelson it will make pretty
nearly as good a show. In addition
to the exhibits, there were the usual
amusements, sports and entertainments, including lirst class races.
Everything passed off well, and tliere
is no doubt that the popularity of
the lirst Fair ever held in Revelstoke
will bring much "kudos" to the city
In* the Rockies.
Typical If True.
A few Sundays ago Clifford Sifton was attending thc Methodist
church in Ottawa. During the sermon the minister leant over the pulpit, and, looking in the direction of
Mr. Sifton, said something in an unusually impressive manner. Clifford.
who   is   rather   deaf,   turned   to   his
A Tourist Hotel.
for several years thc Nelson Board
of Trade has been agitating for the
establishment of a Tourist Hotel on
Kootenay Lake. At first some of the
citizens feared that its interests might
clash with those of the City Hotels,
but that fear has long vanished, and
everyone now realises that the splendid attractions of Kootenay Lake
is without exception one of the finest
sheets of water in the Dominion, the
scenery and surroundings being perfect for holiday making and rest. 11"
the Hoard of Trade would only make
a determined effort there is good reason to believe that the C.P.R. could
now be induced tn act on the suggestion.
VICTORIA, B. C.
British Columbia's Premier Fair
SEPTEMBER 22,23,24,25 & 26
%
EVERYTHING  NEW,  MODERN,  AND  UP
TO THE MINUTE.    NEW GROUNDS      '
NEW   BUILDINGS,   NEW   ATTRACTIONS
Horse Show Every Evening
Cash Tombola Prizes Every Day.
4 DAYS GREAT HORSE RACING
Trotting, Pacing, Running Steer lechasing.
Excursion Rates from Everywhere
For Prize Lists or information, address
J. E. SMART, Manager.
Bona Fide Settlers.
Upwards of fifteen new settlers
have taken up their residence within
the last three months at Queen's Bay
on  Kootenay  lake.    These are alto
gether Old Country settlers and people of substantial means, among them
being a retired major of the British
army and a member of the medical
profession.
It is learned that Lord Aylmer h: 1 --
purchased a property at Queen's Bay
on Kootenay Lake, where he intends
to settle in the near future. Lord
Aylmer recently vacated thc position
of adjutant general of the Canadian
militia with headquarters at Ottawa
which he had occupied for a number
of years; and it is his intention to
spend the remainder of his years
amid the mountains and lakes of British Columbia.
The Society Woman.
When God gives a man a wife and
six children Ile has done a great
deal for a fellow. But when He gives
him a society woman and a poodle
dog He has done him up. These society women look upon children as a
nuisance. 1 have had some of these
society women shake hands with me
and I must say I would as leave
shake hands with a dead fish tail. I
wouldn't give one sock-darning woman for all the society women in the
country. Between cutting off thc top
of their dresses for the ball room,
and the bottom for thc bicycle, these
society  women  will    soon    have no
clothes left. A man said to a socie
woman: "I hope to see more of vol
She then said: "Come to the ball t
night." Some people say that
shouldn't talk this way before a mix
audience. You older sisters wear hi
collars around your necks—they
modest and comely, but deliver 1
from thc society women who butt
their collars around their waists
Fxchange.
She—Will you take part in 1:
theatricals?
He—Really, I should like to. Wl
part shall I take?
She—Tickets.
_r__s_ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1908.
Provincial
Exhibition.
The Forty-eighth Annual Exhibition
'ider the auspices of the B. C. Agri-
'iltural Association will be opened to
e public on Tuesday afternoon at 2
clock  by   His   Honour  Lieut.-Gov.
unsmuir, and will remain open until
iturday evening.    From present in-
cation the exhibition this year will
ilipse   all   past   efforts.    A  perusal
the entry list shows that in many
stances  the  list of last year  have
.en doubled,    ln the horse department the list of entries is larger than
.at of last year by nearly fifty, there
living been entered for this fair 261
_ad; Cattle 197, Sheep 155, Swine 98,
oultry 574, Agricultural 296, Horti-
iltural 265, Floral 312, Women's De-
irtment 669.   This shows a total of
hich any exhibition of note in East-
n Canada would be proud to boast
id still the directors are ready with
<e  accommodations  for  everything.
he entries    include stock   from all
irts of Canada, some thoroughbreds
lining from as far east as lngersoll,
ntario; Weston, Ontario; Portage la
rairie,  Brandon,  Calgary,  Brandon,
dgary, Vernon, Kamloops, all along
'e Fraser Valley and along the routc-
the Esquimalt and Nanaimo rail-
ly, while horses have been bought
Toronto  and  New  York  for  the
press  purpose  of being shown  in
is  city.    Some  people  may  doubt
is but it is a fact.   W. S. Holland
Vancouver  has  in his  entry two
rses  which  he  brought  from  To-
lto to show here and the team ar-
ed in Vancouver  so  late  that  he
ly had time to telegraph his entry.
D.  Farrell  of Seattle* has  in his
try horses that were bought in New
irk to be shown here.   While it is
well known fact that J. W. Consi-
_e has in his string horses that were
one time the property of the Van-
rbilts.   The class of stock in every
•ision is above .the average and it
safe to say that there will be over
30,000  worth   of  horseflesh  at  the
liibition   not   including cattle  and
ier stock.   With every inch of avail-
e space taken in the halls every
ision in the stock well filled, the
v buildings, the new grounds and
ier improvements,   Victorians   are
ng given  a  show  that  will  be  a
)W, but in addition to this the direc-
s havc arranged for other attrac-
ns.    Four days' horse racing will
ract thousands.   In addition to this
:   horseshow   in   the   evenings   is
nething that has never been tried
this city.   This will be a big sur-
se to the majority of Victorians
iccially when they see the building
it has been erected for this purse.   Besides there will be a baloon
:ension  every  day,  in  which   the
>rnaut   will ' do   some   wonderful
nfs in mid air.   One of the greatest
Tactions in horse racing will be an
libition by a mare called College
lid in which  the wonderful  pacer
1 pace a mile unattended by dri-
s of any kind.   In addition to this
: will make an effort to break the
ck  record  which  has   for  several
trs remained    in the    same place,
erything points to a huge success.
; directors have spared no efforts
get the grounds and buildings in
idiuess for the fair and their efforts
.e been crowned with success.    In
t  everything will  be in  readiness
en His Honour declares the Forty-
hth    Annual   Exhibition   open   to
public on Tuesday afternoon at 2
ock,  and   given   fine  weather   all
ords     for     attendance    will     be
tilled.
WANTED.
VELL FURNISHED HOUSE in
id neighbourhood (Victoria, Es-
malt, Oak Bay.) wanted in October
two years, if possible. At least
r bedrooms, usual reception rooms
I offices. Good garden and stable
ferred. Might take unfurnished
ise if rental reasonable. Reliable,
eful tenant: unexceptional referee: rental in advance if desired,
id full particulars to "House," P.O.
x 665, Victoria, B.C.
SIXTH ANNUAL
Nelson
Fruit Fair
NELSON, B.C.
FOUR—DAYS—FOUR
WEDNESDAY,       THRUSDAY,
FRIDAY,    SATURDAY,
Sept. 23, 24, 25, 26, 1908.
LARGER AND BETTER THAN
EVER.
Free Entertainments Daily.
Three Horse Races Daily.
Four-Day Relay Horse Race.
«
Eagles Day, Thursday, September
24th.   Children's Day, Friday,
September 25th.
Excursion Rates on all Transportation Lines.
For further information or Prize
List, write—
D. C. MORRIS, Sec'y.,
Box 95, Nelson, B.C.
£.u>x»     MEDICAL     •««
MASSAGE
Turkish Baths
TinilOl TREATMENT
KB.     -UOMKTTJJT,     SWEDISH
XABSEUB.
Special  Massage and Hometreat-
ment by appointments.
Room 2, Vernon Blk., Douglas St.
Body Development.
Hot-     _o 6. Phone 1C29.
C. H. TITE & CO.
PAINTERS, PAPER-HANGERS
Wall Paper from _.__<_ up.
No old stock. Estimates given.
Prices Cheaper than ever.
COR. YATES AND BROAD STS.
Key Fitting      Lock Repairing
Telephone 1718
H. M. WILSON
Mechiiical Repairs aid Saw
Filiag
Up-to-date Machinery for Lawn
Mower Grinding and Tool
Sharpening. Tires put on Go-
Carts and Springs Replaced.
Prompt attention and work
guaranteed.
1002 BROAD STREET
Opp. Transfer Stables,
VICTORIA, B.C.
BUTTERMILK
TOILET LOTION
Prevents and heals chaps, roughness, sunburn, etc., counteracts the
bad effects of dust-laden winds on
the complexion. Keeps the hands
delicately white. Does not promote
hair-growth. Is neither greasy nor
sticky. Excellent for gentlemen's
use after shaving. Always fresh;
always pure. Made from an especially line formula, from the best
and purest ingredients.
25c Bottle.
Only at This Store.
CYRUS H BOWES,
CHEMIST
Govt. St., Near Yates.
VICTORIA, B.C.
FUN
can always be had if you have an
EDISON
PHONOGRAPH
Simply by changing a record
you can have any music you
want, from a magnificent aria
of one of the world's great artists to an irresistibly funny
ragtime song. It does both well
and never needs to be coaxed.
Prices, $16.50 upwards.
WAITT'S
MUSIC STORE
1004 GOVERNMENT STREET
jpq
BONA FIDE OFFER
To introduce  throughout  B.C.
the
Charter Oak Steel Range
Of which there are over 400 in
Victoria alone.
We make the following offer,
viz.:—On receipt of following
prices we deliver, freight prepaid, to any point in B. C,
reached by direct transit, lake
or rail:
1-14 in.  oven, 4  hole,  high
closet    $42
1-15  in.  oven,  6  hole,  high
closet  $46
1-18  in.  oven,  6  hole,  high
closet  $50
QUICK AND PERFECT
BAKERS.
If not as represented return
at our expense and get your
money.
Watson &
McGregor
647 Johnson  Street,
VICTORIA, B. C.
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
obligatory on said Company. To make
insurance against loss or damage by
wind or hail storms, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, leakage of sprinklers ana
sprinkler systems installea or maintained for the purpose 01 protecting
against Are, and explosions, whether nre
ensues or not; provided the same shall
be clearly expressed in the policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions of steam
boilers.
LAND REGISTRY ACT.
In  the  mater  of  an  application  for* a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1, Block 14,   (Map B37A),  Town of
Port Essington.
NOTICE  is  hereby  given   that  it  is
my intention  at  the expiration  of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate  of  Title   to  above  land   Issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 28th
day   of   March,    190B,    ana    numbered
10977C.
Land   Registry  Office,   Victoria,   B.C.,
the  18th day of August,  1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General.
NEWWESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast. Range 2.
TAKE NOTICE that Alexander W.
Young, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Timber Dealer, Intends to apply for permission to lease the following described
foreshore and submerged lands on Moss
Inlet:
Commencing at a post planted at tho
southeast corner, being about one-half
mile south of the mouth of Clyak river;
thence north 40 ehains: thence west 46
chains; thence south 40 chains; thence
east 46 chains to point of commencement.
Staked July 3, 1908.
ALEXANDER W.  YOUNG.
July 25 George Young, Agent.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that William H. Perkins, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Station Agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted three
and one-half miles east of the southeast corner of Indian Reservation No.
1, Fort George; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains to the
point of commencement and containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 15 WILLIAM H. PERKINS.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
"Companies Act,  1897."
Canada:
Province ot British Columbia.
No. 452.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford," ls authorised and licensed to carry mi business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head ollice of the Company is situate nt  Hartford,   Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
is tive million dollars, divided Into fifty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
each.
The head ofllce of tho Company In this
Province Is situate at Victoria, and W.
A. Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address l.s Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under mj Hand and Seal of
Ollice at Victoria, _Jrovlnce of British
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one  thousand  nine  hundred  and   eight.
(L.S.) S.  Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:-—
To make Insurance against the loss by
lire on all kinds of real, mixed and personal property of every name and description, and are also authorized to Insure on vessels of all descriptions, and
on all kinds of goods and merchandise;
ami said Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to tho several
persons who may or shall oe Insured
by the said Corporation for all losses
lhey may sustain In the subject matter
insured, In accordance with the terms
of the contract of Insurance ana of the
form of tlie policies issued by said Company, which said policies, and all other
contracts of said Company, may be
made with or without the common seal
of said Company, and shall be signed by
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being  so   signed   and   executed,   shall   be
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Sections
1, e, 7 and 8.
SEPARATE SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Tender for Section , Vancouver Island Trunk Road," will be received by the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to and including Monday, the 21st day of September,
1908, for constructing and completing
Sections 1, 6, 7 and 8, each Section being two' miles, more or less, ln length,
of the Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plans, profiles, drawings, specifications and forms of contract and tender may be seen by Intending tenderers,
on and after Monday, the 31st day of
August, 1908, at the office of the undersigned, Lands and Yorks Department,
Victoria, B.C., and at the offlce of the
Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one
set of the location plans and profile,
and of the specification of each or any
Section, for the sum of five (?6) dollars
per set, on application to the Public
Works Engineer.
Each separate tender shall be tor one
Section of the road only, and must be
accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
order of the Hon. the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of two hundred and
fifty ($250) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter Into contract when
called upon to do so, or fall to complete the work contracted for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out, on the forms supplied, separately for each Section of the road as
specified, signed with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied _y
the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner ls not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August, 1908.
Sept. 5
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Edward L.
Thompson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation
Miner, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
land:
Commencing at a post planted flve (6)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30th, 1908.
Aug. 15        EDWARD L. THOMPSON.
east 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 15 CHARLES H. PINKER.
VICTORIA, B.C., LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast (Rivers Inlet).
TAKE NOTICE that the B. C. Canning Co., Ltd., of London, Eng., occupation Canners and Sawmill owners, intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described foreshore and
submerged land:
Commencing ta a post marked B. C.
C. Co., S.E. Cor., planted at high water
mark on island forming part of Lot 8,
Range ,2 Coast District, about three
cliains southwesterly from the church,
situated on the Wannuck River, Rivers
Inlet; thence due west 20 chains; thence
due north about 10 chains; thence about
25 chatns to S.W. corner of Lot 3 on
north shore of Rivers Inlet; thence following the shore line at high-water mark
in a southeasterly direction to a point
about one and a half chains east of
north end of bridge; thence due south
to the Island first mentioned; thence
following the western shore of the Island
to point of commencement, and containing 50 acres, more or less,
BRITISH   COLUMBIA  CANNING  CO.
26th June, 1908.
BRITISH COLUMBIA
CANNING CO., LTD.,
Aug. 1 Clement A. Haynes, Agent.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District  of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John A. Morrln,
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Merchant,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of tho southeast cornor of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence east SO chains; thenco south 40
chains; thenco wost SO ehains; thence
tiience north 40 chains to the point of
commencement anil containing 3_0 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30,  1908.
Aug. 16 JOHN A. MORRIN.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District  of Fort  George.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles II. Pinker
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Miner, Intends to npply for perm'sslon to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted five (5)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
Goorge,  thence south 80 chains;  thonce
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John D. MacLean
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Physician,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four
(4) miles east of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George, thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to the point of
commencement, and containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 15       JOHN DUNCAN MACLEAN.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Donald J. Matheson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Postmaster, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
land:
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to the point of commencement and containing 640 acres, more or
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 15 DONALD J. MATHESON.
VICTORIA, B.C., LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rivers Inlet, B.C.  (Coast).
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Co., Ltd., of London,
Eng., occupation canners and sawmill
owners, intend to apply for permission
to lease the following described foreshore and submerged land:
Commencing at a post marked B. C.
C. Co., N.W. Cor., planted at high-water
mark about one and a half chains east
of the north end of bridge on Lot I,
Range 2, Coast District, at head of
Rivers Inlet; thence following the shore
line in a south-easterly direction about
50 chains to S.E. corner of Lot 3; thenee
about 40 chains ln a south-westerly direction to a point In the centre of the
river due south of Church pn Lot 3;
thence about 10 chains north to the post
on island placed about three chains
south of church, and forming the S.E.
boundary of the B.C. Canning Co.'s previous notice of application for foreshore lease; thence about 19 chains In
a north-easterly direction following the
high-water mark to entrance to slough;
thence ln a north-westerly direction following the north shore of said Island
about 23 chains to a point due south
of point of commencement; thence north
about 10 chains to point of commencement, and containing 40 acres, more or
26th June, 1908.
BRITISH COLUMBIA
CANNING CO., LTD.,
Aug. 1 Clement A. Haynes, Agent.
VICTORIA, B.C., LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast (Rivers Inlet).
TAKE NOTICE that the B.C. Canning
Company, Ltd., of London, England, occupation, Canners, etc., Intends to apply
for permission to lease the following
described lands, Including the foreshore
to the depth of one chain:
Commencing at a post planted at high
water mark on the west boundary of
Lot 3, Range 2, Coast District, marked
"B.C.C. Co., S.E. C"; thence north 20
chains; thence west 20 chains; thence
south 20 chains; thence following shore
line in an easterly direction to point
of commencement, containing forty acres
more or less.
Date  13th  June,  1908.
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA
CANNING COMPANY, LTD.
Aug. 1 C. A. Haynes, Agent.
CSBTXnCATE   OT   T_U   BEOItTNA-
TION 07 AX EXTBA-PBOTnrOXAS
oovPAjrr.
"Companies Aot, 18t7."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
crete Construction Company" has thli
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
U!17," to earry out or effect all or ae»
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company Is
situate at Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is five hundred thousand dollars, divided into live thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head otllee nf tin Company In thl«
Province   Is   situate   at    Victoria,   and
Henry Graham Lawson, Solicitor, whom
address Is Victoria, B.C., Is the attorney
for   the  company.    Not   empowered   to
Issue and transfer stock.
Given under my hand and Seal nf Offlce
at  Victoria,  Province of  British Columbia,  this fourth day of April, ont
thousand nine hundred and eight.
S. Y. WOOTTON.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects  for  which   this  company
has heen established anil registered are:
M-.v-'facturlng anil dealing In llre-proof-
Ihh and  building material  of all  kinds,
and constructing, equipping and owning
buildings, bridges and  structures of all
kinds,   and  all   tilings   Incident   thereto,
nf   engaging   lu   a   general   contracting
business; and of acquiring, holding, owning and disposing of all rights, patent
and  otherwise,   necessary  and   convenient for the prosecution of Its business.
. THE WEEK, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1908,
EDITORIAL.
(Continued from Page One)
time the Conservative party is in
power iii Ontario, Manitoba, British
Columbia, and New Brunswick, and
that if further evidence were wanting
to show that Sir Wilfrid is leading a
forlorn hope it is to be found in a
session wasted by frantic efforts on
the part of the Government to conceal
the information on public matters to
which the House and public are entitled, aud to pass an Act to enable
the same frauds to be perpetrated in
connection with the electoral lists in
British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario,
and Quebec as were used in support
Of the Liberal party at the last Dominion election in Manitoba. There
is little doubt that Sir Charles Tupper's manifesto will be printed and
circulated as it should be in every
part of the Dominion. It is probably
lhe last great utterance of the great
Statesman, and coming on the eve of
Ihe elections will undoubtedly produce a profound impression.
It is not too much to
Yellow and say that the moral
White. sense of Victoria has
been shocked this
week by the marriage of a young
English woman to a Chinaman. The
affair is too important to be treated
in any but the most serious manner.
Asiatic exclusion has been fought
mainly on economic grounds, but a
few more incidents such as this would
make it a burning racial question, and
Would precipitate in British Columbia
an attitude towards the Mongolian
races which could only be paralleled
in the attitude of the Southern States
towards the negro. As long as exclusion depended on economics there
was certain to be a wide difference of
opinion; if it became a racial question every white man must become an
exclusionist. The mere thought of
such alliances fills one with horror.
It is impossible to conceive the standpoint of the white woman who could
submit to such bestial degradation,
but the moral is obvious that since
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We have some exquisite pieces of REAL DRESDEN
CHINA, HAND PAINTED in beautiful designs. Every
piece is a WORK of ART and worthy of appreciation.
Prices range from $2.75 to $40.00.
We have less expensive china—IMPERIAL, AUSTRIAN, DOULTON, Etc., also some handsome ART
POTTERY.
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merchants and Silversmith!
1017 Government Street Victoria, B. C.
of
and strikes a sympathetic cord. It
is a voice by no means perfectly
trained, but one which will well re-
such a thing is possible the law must pay thorough preparation for a musical career. In the higher notes there
was at times the least suggestion
of forcing, the middle and lower re-
be strengthened lo prevent it. The
mere contemplation of the possibility
of such alliances must make civilization shudder; they are unnatural and
loathsome to a degree. Happily they
are little understood because so rare,
but Edward Morrison in his latest
work describes what he has seen in a
certain slum near Kotherhithe where
a number of East-end women have
mated   with   Chinamen.    No   public
the voices which appeals, from Lucia de Lammermoor by
Lescbetirky, for the left hand alone.
The performance of this piece was a
"tour de force" and richly merited
the encore which it received.
Herr Moritz Rosen gave several
well chosen selections on the violin.
His tone was good, and on the whole
his execution was admirable. At
times, however, there was a little rag-
gedness and a tendency, especially
in the higher octave, to false notes.
His most successful number was the
"Faust" Fantasie by Wieniawski.   He
gister was always    sound   and true.
The  weight  and  tone  of  the  voice
would suggest a possible contralto in
the future, when it has mellowed out.
If not it will be a remarkably rich
and   rare   mezzo.    Miss   McKilliga:i
should if possible spend two years essayed two movements by Rias, the
paper dare reprint his description; UIlder a competent master, preferably "Adagio" and "Perpctuum Mobile."
siillu-e   U   in  .-my   that  the  offspring of the German school, she would then  Both  were well received but lacked
be fully equipped for a bright future, colour and in the latter there was a
Turning to her selections, the only tendency to "slur."   These, however,
one which made an exacting demand were but minor defects.    The  audi-
upon her powers was the celebrated  ence had the pleasure of listening to
Cantabile "My  Heart at Thy Sweet  three genuine artists who are to be
Voice,"  from   Saint  Saens  "Samson  congratulated  on  the   excellence  of
This is a great solo, re-
its   adequate   expression
of such unions furnish the strongest
testimony to their minaturalness.
There is another aspect of the question upon whicli public interest demands that something should be said;
before such a marriage could be consummated it was necessary to find a
creature with low enough instincts to _\_ Dalila.'
perform the ceremony. To the eternal quiring for
their work and not less on the admirable selections which were rendered.
Miss McKilligan's future career will
be followed with interest, and under
favourable conditions she will achieve
disgrace of Victoria such a creature the £ull   matured rs of a        t
was found in the person of Rev. 1. McKilligan failed
W. Gladstone.   If he took money for       "    ,    , . ,    , .
his despicable services it was "blood t0 reach thls standard ls not a matter
money," and in any event he has dis- of surprise.   In a classical test she
graced the'sacred ullice whose honour showed that she has latent powers  fame both for herself and for Victoria.
he should protect.   His conduct is a which enabled her to give an accept- 	
blot not only on his own character able rendering.   The final apostrophe
but on the church, which will surely js a test at which experienced art-
take some steps to purge itself. ;sts have often failed. Miss McKilligan did very well, and it is measured
by this extremely difficult selection
ihat one is able to judge of the possibilities of her future.
The most effective and pleasing of
her selections was taken from Bizet's
Faust "When all was Young." lt
just suited her style and was well
within her capacity; in common with
most of her selections it was accorded  a  hearty  encore.    Her  two  first
Whether he knows it or not he has
come dangerously near to realizing
Shakespeare's conception of the foul
character immortalized as Pandar.
Miss McKilligan's Concert.
The concert given by Miss Jessie
McKilligan in the Victoria Theatre
on Friday, Sept. nth, will not soon
be forgotten  by  those who had  the
pleasure of attending. Everything numbers, Spring Songs, were slightly
conspired to thc success of the occas- marred by nervousness, but the sec-
ion, there was a full  house, a sym
pathetic audience, and a musical treat.
Miss McKilligan had surrounded herself with competent artists, although
unfortunately deprived at the last 1110-
ond one a ballad by Eugene Hildach.
was exquisitely  rendered.
Schubert's popular Serenade, "Dearest, Come to Me," was another dainty
number.   Edna Park's little sonnet en-
ment  of  the  services  of  Herr  Karl  titled "A Memory," which is so popu-
Schwerdtfegcr, who had promised to
sing, but was prostrated with a sudden attack of tonsilitis.
The programme as arranged for
music lovers, every selection being a
classic. Miss McKilligan, as the vocalist, demands first attention, and it
is only fair to say that she mor.;
than satisfied a critical audience. Apart
from her personal charm and a mod-
lar just now, was also rendered sympathetically by Miss McKilligan.
In the absence of Herr Schwerdt-
fegcr the whole of the vocal programme fell upon Miss McKilligan.
She was, however, ably supported by
Herr Heinrich Bosse. He played
Chopin's Polonaise, A flat Opus 53 as
an opening number, and at once established himself as a favourite with
esty which at once endeared her to the audience.    He followed this with
the audience,   she has    a beautiful, Raff's Valse  Brilliant Opus  157 but
fresh   mezzo-soprano  voice,   rich   in his  real success was achieved  in  a
quality and sympathetic in tone.    It masterly  rendering  of  the  Sextette
WEEK SEPT. 21.
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LOUISE HENRY
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JAMES F. SULLIVAN
Monologue Comedien.
HARRY THORNTON
Pianologue and Imitations.
BROOKS and VEDDER
Comedy Sketch
"The New Housemaid."
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Dear Heart.
NEW MOVING PICTURES
"Affairs of Select Hotel."
"Lady James Flight."
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M. Nagel, Director.
"The Band is Coming," Characteristic Patrol By Engelman
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Good breakfasts are possible only when you have good
groceries, such as you get here at right prices. These
are the sort of breakfast foods that make good living
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"Now good digestion wait on
appetite and health on both."
—Shakespeare
The up-to-date man, the thinker of today, does not live to eat,
he eats to live, therefore he is as particular about what he eats as
what he drinks. If you want to live long and enjoy life, eat at a
good restaurant.
Eat at the
Poodle Dog Hotel
Everything there is of the highest grade, hygienic, wholesome,,
appetizing, daintily served, yet very reasonable in price.
The only cafe in Victoria employing all white cooks. Grill
second to none.
W. S. D. SMITH, Proprietor
645 Yates Street - Victoria, B. C.
American Steel Clad Electric Iron
Always ready for use by the simple turning of a snap switch.
Temperature and quantity of heat under perfect control of operator.
Safe,
Simple,
Durable,
Reliable,
Renewable,
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You are particularly invited
to come and
examine them
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(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B.

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