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irokers and Financial Agents
Real Estate, B. C. Lands
Timber, Coal and Iron
'elephone 471
620 Yates Street
;-    Victoria, B.C.
The Week
A British Colombia Newspaper and Review*
Pabllahad at Victoria. B. C.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
__,. 10.   No,
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
^E ELECTIONS—The result of
the   Provincial   elections   is   probably not a surprise to anyone.   It
s the Liberal Party without a single
isentative in the Federal or Provincial
anient.    It spells political extinction,
tr as leadership in the public affairs
ie Province is concerned.    The con-
is unprecedented, not only in the
h Empire, but probably throughout
odd.   It is difficult to comment upon
neasured terms, and the conscientious
entator would lay himself open to
irping criticism of disappointed par-
But even at this risk The Week
not hesitate to say that this extra-
,ry conditions of affairs is more than
ng a tribute to the personal char-
to  the  statesmanship  ancl  to   the
tism of the Hon. Richard McBride.
:ver criticism may fairly be offered
e work of his various  administra-
and however many weak spots may
nted out, it still remains that he is
lally responsible for conceiving and
ing a policy which has revolution-
:ommercial  and political conditions,
i so doing has secured the absolute
ence of the Province.   The large ma-
s  of  his  candidates  in the  recent
ins, the considerable vote polled by
iberal candidates, the large number of
tter who actually lost their deposits,
he fact that the opposition is only
o put eighteen candidates in the field,
f a total of  forty-two all tend to
isize the hollowness of their preten-
The fact that the Opposition was
ighting  for power was one of the
jest  factors  in their defeat.    They
merely begging for opposition, ancl the
rs were quick to differentiate between
vo and expressed their sense accord-
That   the   McBride   Government
uglily deserved its victory, cannot be
d. The administration of the youngest
ier in the Empire, who is also one of
nost impressive personalities, has a
d as unprecedented as the thorough-
of its victory. It is all very well for
.pposition to say that "the stars have
ed together in their courses" for Mc-
, and that he could not help scoring
success with a Province of such vast
rces and potentiality. But it cannot
o emphatically insisted on that good
gement is at least as potent a factor
ccess as favourable conditions, and no
vho reflects for a moment will deny
t would have been a very easy matter
lay the advancement of the Province
ndefinitely postpone the present era
osperity by bad management. Mr.
•ide had the sagacity to foresee the
tunities offered and the ability to take
itage of them. He has been supported
band of devoted and capable coles and by a following whicii has loy-
vorked for the consummation of his
Reduced to the simplest terms this
hing more nor less than goocl business
gement, and in the last issue when
iiatis have aired their fads ancl cranks
expounded their theories, it is goocl
:ss management that the electors look
Once a statesman gains the confi-
of his people, they will follow him
t anywhere, ancl he can do almost
ing.   Mr. McBride enjoys that con-
e. His position is one of supremacy,
all is at his feet. In returning thanks
: electors, he told them that he was
ust beginning his work and that the
he had already been able to achieve
very small compared with the greater.
he contemplated. This spirit of op-
(i whicii he personifies has seized the
nation of the electors, and it now
as if another generation will not suf-
or the unbroken continuity of Mc-
Government.    Every right-thinking
h Columbian,   be   he Conservative,
Liberal, or Socialist, can well afford today
to congratulate our brilliant Premier ancl
to fervently hope that he may long be
spared to govern the Province so wisely
and so well.
THE OPPOSITION—The Opposition in the new Local Legislature
will consist of two Socialists. One
historic Party of the State will be without
a single representative. Some people profess to regard this as a calamity. They
declare that an Opposition is essential to
good Government; that without it abuses
will creep in and legislation will be passed
which will not be subjected to the necessary criticism, and finally a few men, like
the badly defeated Liberal candidate for
Esquimalt, predict that the McBride ad-'
ministration will fall to pieces "by its own'
weight," whatever that may mean. To all
of whicii it may be pertinent to reply that
while a strong Party Opposition is a good
thing and The Week has always said so,
it is no part of the duty of the Government
to create such an Opposition. If by any
compromise a certain number of Conservatives had allowed Liberals to go in by
acclamation, and they could not have got
in otherwise, the Opposition would have
been an artificial one, and it would have
lacked the essential elements of genuineness ancl conviction. The Opposition,
iwhenever it conies, will have to be formed
(in the constituencies, as a result of hard,
ihonest, political campaigning. The electors are riot to be fooled into placing a
(sham Opposition in the House for the sake
pf being able to say, "We have an Opposition." This leads one tp suggest that the
Liberal Party has gone to work in the
worst possible way and all because it is at
present entirely lacking in political sagacity.
•Its so-called leaders have proved themselves to be blind leaders of the blind.
Since Mr. J. A. MacDonald retired, there
has been virtually no leader. The so-
called leaders could not rise above parish
politics. They failed altogether to gauge
public sentiment. They failed to realize
that in his Railway Policy Mr. McBride
held a winning card. If the farmer from
Delta who has just lost his deposit had been
able to understand what Mr. McBride was
offering the Province, he would have endorsed it and appealed for support.in order
to help to carry it out in the best possible
manner, instead of which he asked for a
mandate to block it. This initial blunder
has been repeated all along the line, and
into it has fallen no less able a man than
Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, who has just
driven another nail into his political coffin
by denouncing the second instalment of a
policy which the Province is convinced
is conceived in its best interests. It is this
absolute failure to understand, this political
colour-blindness, whicii has brought about
the absolute annihilation of the Liberal
Party. The Week sincerely regrets the
condition. It believes, ancl has always believed, that an intelligent Opposition is conducive to goocl government, but just where
the Party would find the material to form
such an Opposition at the present time is
a matter of great uncertainty. The opinion
of the electors is that the material offered
would not "fill the bill," and until the Party
can induce men* of "light and leading" to
come to the front, it will continue to mark
time and presumably to preach "Blue Ruin."
A NOTABLE VICTORY—The victory of Mr. R. H. Pooley in the
important constituency of Esquimalt is without doubt the most notable ancl
striking one throughout the Province. Opposed by the Government Organ and by
two independent Conservatives who split
the vote, Mr. Pooley won out by the splendid majority of 212 and caused four
opponents to lose their deposits.   The Col
onist which, for reasons of its own, opposed
Mr. Pooley, attributes his success to the
endorsation of the Premier; but this is
rather begging the question. It is correct
to say that Mr. Pooley won' because he was
the nominee of the Conservative Convention. Mr. McBride's endorsation was a
matter of course, and as he very properly
explained at Esquimalt on Wednesday
night, no other course was open to him than
to endorse the man whom the Party had
selected. It would be unfair not to accord
a large measure of credit for the victory
to the candidate himself, because the vote
shows very clearly that his personal character and his manly, straightforward course
commended him to the electors. By sheer
hard work he secured a commanding majority in the town of Esquimalt, but his
opponents were quite certain that in the
country districts another Conservative candidate would "snow him under." As a matter.of fact, Mr. Pooley more than held his
own in the country, a circumstance entirely
due to the manner in which his conduct
and ability recommended him tp the electors. The Week worked hard to secure
Mr. Pooley's return, and it did so all the
more cheerfully because of his personality;
if either of the other Conservatives who
ran had secured the nomination of the
Convention, it would have afforded equal
support, but as Mr. McBride said, if the
Party did not abide by the finding of its
own Convention, there was an end of all
discipline and organization. The Week
feels assured that it will never have cause
to regret its support of Mr. Pooley and is
equally certain that the electors will appreciate him more and more every year. There
is no reason why he should not retain the
seat occupied for so many years by his
honoured father, as long as he wishes.
staunch friend. He stood in a British community for the best characteristics of a
true Briton, and in his charming home he
preserved the best features of the homes
of the Motherland. His personal popular-'
ity was largely clue to the fact that he was
a "good sport," ancl the confidence which
all men felt in him sprung from their
knowledge of his personal integrity. He
was one of the small and rapidly diminishing band of pioneers, the members of which
have maintained the best traditions and
sentiments of the pld land. From among
them it would be difficult, if not impossible,
to name another who could be more heartily.
commended as a model for the young men
of the present generation.
THE BIG FOUR—Once more the
"Big Four" have been returned for
Victoria. It was a foregone conclusion in spite of the mutterings of a few
discontented ones who were not content
with the opinion of the Party Leader ancl
who possibly had political aspirations of
their own. The result of the ill-advised
and disloyal tactics of two or three recreant
Conservatives in Ward Three was to consolidate the ranks of the Loyalists ancl to
give the "Big Four" a much larger average
majority than they had at the last time of
asking. Of Mr. McBride nothing need be
said. He heads the ticket ancl heads it by
such a wide margin as to demonstrate his
personal popularity. His three colleagues,
despite many split votes, are far ahead of
their nearest competitors, as they deserve to
be on the record of past service. In Mr.
Thomson, Victoria has a representative of
very great ability ancl of exceptional business attainments. The Week has long
marked him out for cabinet rank, and
would be greatly surprised if he does not
secure one of the earliest promotions. In
Mr. Behnsen ancl Mr. Davey, we have two
honourable, consistent, energetic representatives, who never lose an opportunity of advocating the interests of the City ancl have
done so on occasion to the point of importunity. They may some clay decline the
honour of re-nomination, but it is certain
that the Party will never ask them to do so.
last moments of the life of the late
Mr. C. E. Pooley his son was
elected to follow in his footsteps as the
representative of the Esquimalt District.
There is something impressive ancl pathetic
in such a coincidence, and something which
will kindle interest in the future career of
the son of so worthy a father. The daily
press has done full justice to the splendid
personal character and the valuable services
of the late Mr. Pooley. He was a man
among men, a  fearless advocate, and a
in this issue will be found an interesting and exhaustive address by
the President of the Victoria Branch of
the Navy League, delivered at the annual
meeting, recently held in this city. Now
that the elections are over there is little
doubt that public attention will'be directed
to the important work of the League and
to the policy of the Dominion Government
with respect to Imperial naval defence.
Dissatisfaction at the delay of Mr. Borden
to take some more decisive step in this
important matter is b\ no means confined
to the Navy League, anti is rapidly becoming general. To justify their existence the
various branches of the\.League should
unite in a grand demonstration to enforce'
their appeal to the Government. The
urgency of the matter lies not so much
in the imminence of war as in\he considerable time required to build warships and
so make the Canadian contribution effective. The importance of establishing a
squadron on the Pacific Coast is daily becoming a more important factor in the
case, and the opening of the Panama Canal
still further emphasizes the point. The
Week has no desire to criticise the conduct
of Mr. Borden in so important a matter,
but it wishes to voice its protest against
further delay ancl to urge that the lack
of initiative displayed is at least inconsistent with the decisive stand of the Party
at the last Federal elections and with the
strong Imperial sentiment evoked.
never had a high opinion of Elk
Lake as a source of water supply
for drinking purposes, although it might
do for flushing. Attention is directed to an
article in the current issue for the, correctness of which The Week vouches. The
statements therein contained are furnished,
by two respectable citizens who have studied
conditions on thc spot. Whether the publication of this statement will have any
effect upon the authorities remains to be1
seen. They may possibly argue that so few!
hogs can make very little, difference to the
water contents of a large lake. The Week
believes this to be strictly correct, but is*
none the less opposed to the introduction
of Prohibition until the conditions are remedied. It may be argued that as a natural
precaution all drinking water should be
boiled, but even this docs not prevent the
recital of our eye-witnesses from leaving a
nasty taste in the mouth. The question
naturally arises, is the vicinity of Elk Lake
especially favourable for the raising of
hogs, and if so, what is there to prevent
the whole of the shore from being taken
up with hog ranches, and in that event, will
its defenders still argue that pollution is
only a matter of degree? Finally, we may
be reminded that the Sooke Lake scheme
is under way and that meanwhile we ought
to make the best of such supplies as we
have, whicii is exactly what The Week is
driving at. But are we making the hest of
Elk Lake by flavouring the water with hog
ranch sewage? THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1912
Already the Dallas Road near
Clover Point is taking on a new appearance. The slope from the level of
the Road to the Sea Wall is replacing
the old vertical embankment and
when it is grassed will present a very
attractive appearance. A temporary
fence has been run up not a moment
too soon, for the roadway has been
so narrowed in the process of forming the embankment, that it would be
extremely dangerous if unprotected,
and a permanent, ornamental fence
will become a necessity. 1 notice
that the embankment is being sloped
all the way to the Sea Wall, a circumstance which I regret, as it would
have been such an easy matter to
make provision for an eight-foot sidewalk. Strolling further down towards
the Cemetery, I noticed that the road-
:way, which is to flank the Seal Wall at
this point, is rapidly approaching
completion. I also npticed that the
contractors are still plowing; up
graves and gravestones. Presumably
they no longer stand in awe of Mr.
Justice Gregory, for the last ones being removed have costly monuments
and curbings. But all the same, they
are being cleared out. In three
months from date I expect to see a
really splendid esplanade, stretching
from Hollywood to Clover Point, easily one of the finest drives in the
country. Whilst on this subject, I
would like to repeat what may or
may not be a practical suggestion
made to me on the spot by an old
sea captain. He pointed out what a
fine beach could be formed along this
Sea Wall if it were possible to accumulate larger quantities of sand and
gravel, and expressed the opinion that
if the dredgings of the Inner Harbour could be towed out this far in
scows and clumped in Ross Bay, the
sea would do the balance of the work
and do it effectively. I am still awaiting the decision of the special committee appointed to decide whether
this noble Sea Wall shall have a perishable iron railing, or a permanent
concrete one; also whether the children are to roll down the steep embankment to the beach, or be allowed a flight of steps.
* *   *
I was over in Vancouver this week,
renewing acquaintance with many old
•friends. Walking down Granville
Street I met the genial secretary of
the Vancouver Tourist Association,
Dr. Elliott Rowe. Amongst other
chatty observations, he told me with
glee how his Association had just
sent a large shipment of daffodils
"grown in the open" to Ottawa for
distribution among the members of
the House, and remarked what an excellent advertisement it was for Vancouver at a time when Ottawa and
other Eastern cities were still deep
under ice and snow. Not having noticed many daffodils growing "in the
,open" at Vancouver, I looked the
Doctor squarely in the eye and
queried whether he had not imported
his consignment from Victoria, a fact
•which he blushingly admitted. This
may be a good advertisement for
Vancouver. I venture to think, however, that it is a still bcter one for
* *   *
. There are some things which we
lack in Victoria; there are others
which we have in abundance. Among
the latter I would certainly class
creameries and candy stores. Of the
creameries, commend me to the
Royal Dairy and the Island Creamery, both of which purvey goods of
the best class, and during the summer months their counters are always
iJined with a thirsty, avid brigade.
Of candy stores there are too many
to mention, and I think that some
months ago I gave a special write-up
to our old pioneer of world-wide
fame, Rogers. Everyone knows that
he excels in the grade of his chocolates, but .almost as much can be said
Ifor Bancroft's caramels and nougat.
Indeed, I should put them in the same
class, and say that in these three lines
Victoria could challenge the world.
We also have what the dry goods
salesman would describe as a "good
line" of tea shops, among which
Clay's and the Tea Kettle lead the
way. However, I have a notion that
while I may be mentioning a few of
the best I am unintentionally omitting many others which deserve notice. I shall therefore ask the permission of my editor to run a special
list of all the best candy stores and
tea shops in town, and I am inclined
to think that it will attain to quite
respectable dimensions.
The Barnum case has attracted a
good deal of interest in town and
during its last run filled the Victoria
Theatre and sent out of the town
several thousand dollars. This is
mainly attributable to the ill-advised
persecution to which the hypnotist
was subjected. While, however, many
people sympathize with him because
of the treatment which he received,
it must not be supposed that they
approved of his performance, and in
my opinion the management of the
Victoria Theatre would be well-advised not to book the show again.
In saying this I am not suggesting
that Barnum is not a genuine hypnotist, or that much of his work is not
both clever and clean. I was personally much interested in his cataleptic and blood circulation tests,
which were undoubtedly genuine. But
there is a strong objection to what
constitutes the bulk of the show, and
that is the placing of young men under an influence which leads them
to make fools of themselves in doing many things that they could not
be persuaded or paid to do in their
right senses. I cannot help thinking
that while such a show may not be
either degrading or depraving; it certainly is not elevating. It lowers the
standard of public entertainment, and
it might have a tendency to lower
one's conception of human nature.
So on these grounds I think that such
performances could well be spared..
* *   *
I was much gratified at the stand
taken by Police Magistrate Jay in
connection with motor-speeding cases
during the past week. In several instances he increased the fines slightly, but made a very emphatic statement to the effect that in future he
intended to be'much more severe.
What I now have to say is not intended to have reference to or to apportion blame in any particular case,
but the number of serious accidents
which have recently occurred in connection with speeding motors fully
justifies the stand taken by Mr. Jay,
and his warning should be heeded.
As a matter of fact there is not only
too much speeding, but too little attention to the proper side of the road,
and too little give and take on the
part of chauffeurs. Some of the imported ones in particular, seem to
think that a motor always has the
right of way, and that the driver cannot possibly do wrong, an impression
which cannot be too soon corrected.
* *   *
I was rather interested one day
this week in the manoeuvreings of a
small boat out in the open sea nearly
opposite Dr. Newcombe's house on
the Dallas Road. It was dancing up
and down like a cockle-shell. Two or
three men were seated and. handling
lines. A big burly man whom I recognized as Mr. D. R. Harris, a well-
known surveyor, was standing up and
managed to balance himself very expertly. The whole performance was
necessitated by the taking of soundings in connection with the projected
breakwater from Ogden Point westwards. The only reason I mention
these interesting circumstances is that
I find the area in question very carefully mapped out and all the soundings given  upon  the  Marine  Chart.
This latter Chart wa.s prepared by
the British; Admiralty, which has
some reputation. in this line. Not
that Mr. Harris has not. Indeed, I
do not think there is a more competent surveyor in the Province. But
the point that I want to make is that
no one has yet explained why it
should be necessary to check the
soundings of ■ the Admiralty. I am
sure that Mr. Harris' work will be
correct, and it may be more detailed,
and possibly that is the explanation.
But I am not the only one who is
curious on the  subject.
Purchaser—"These seats are in the back
row; is there any chance of exchanging them
after  we get  inside?"
Ticket Seller—"Sure! After the show begins you'll be able to get any seat in the
"Mary," said the sick man to his wife,
after the doctor had pronounced it a case of
smallpox, "if any of my creditors call, tell
them that I am at last in a condition to give
them  something."
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The Traveller's Tree
This remarkable tree, whicii is known as the
"Traveler's Tree" is to be seen in Siam. It is a
wonderful sight. The leaves spreading therefrom
like a fan, are over 20 feet long and a foot wide, ancl
are generally torn by the wind like Banana leaves.
If any one of the leaf stems is pierced, a small
stream of cool, sweet water rushes out of the aperture. This tree often proves a blessing to thirsty
travelers. Even a greater blessing than this
refreshing water from the "Traveler's Tree" and
which is within the reach of everyone, is to be
found in "Kilmarnock Extra Special Scotch
Whiskey"—a most wholesome beverage—thoroughly matured and delightfully smooth to the palate.
If you are Whiskey-Wise you will always insist on
drinking "Kilmarnock Extra Special" the finest
procurable. Ask for "Kilmarnock"—the square
bottle—at your Hotel, Club or Bar. Order a
supply from your dealer.
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A new shipment just arrived of the famous Advent Whole Wh<
Flour for making Ralston Health Bread, 50-lb. sack $2
Smaller quantities, per lb	
Fresh New Zealand Butter, per lb	
Genuine Westphalian Hams, per lb	
New Asparagus, large bunches of specially selected stalks, 1
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Little Things you Need for the Week Enc
Are all here on the main floor and our store is open, for your convenience, until 9.30 on Saturday
evenings. Trimmings, Laces, Ribbons, Handkerchiefs, Waist Belts, Hatpins and a thousand othei
necessities.   They are all here, just as you want them.
Dainty New Neckwear
muslin and lace, trimmed daintily with lace
and insertion; $2.50 to  35c
LACE YOKES for dresses, in allover embroideries and allover laces. A very
attractive lot; $2.00, 65c, 50c and 40c
DUTCH COLLARS, with Jabots attached,
fine lawn, trimmed lace and insertion; 75c
50c and  35c
COAT SETS, comprising collar and cuffs, it
fine pique, trimmed with lace. Price. .$1.5(
In a good plain pique  65
fashionable shades   35
SILK STRING TIES, in stripe designs, color
white and blue, white and black, or whit
and green.    Price   25
SILK STRING TIES, in black and whit
plaid designs   25
Ladies' Hose for Spring Wear
LISLE THREAD HOSE, with deep garter
tops and spliced soles. Black, tan, pink or
sky.   Sizes S]/2 to 10. Per pair 25c
GAUZE LISLE HOSE, deep garter tops and
spliced soles. Black, white or tan. Per
pair, 35c; 3 pairs for $1.00
GAUZE LISLE HOSE, of extra fine qualit)
in all shades.   Plain or embroidered fronts
Sizes %}_ to 10, and out sizes. Per pair...50
SILK LISLE HOSE, black only. Wide garte
tops and spliced soles. Special value, pair, 75
SILK LISLE HOSE, black only, sizes _y_
10. Per pair, $1.00; boxes of 3 pairs. .$2.5
Gordons, Ltd., are sole
agents for Standard Patterns showing the best
styles and cut in the best
way. Pattern book free.
Come for it.
Yates Street
Miss Clark, late of the Hudson's
Bay Co., Winnipeg, manages this
department. Nothing but perfection leaves her hands. Phone 1391
and make an appointment.
Dorothy Dodd Shoes ar
the best ladies' shoes mad
anywhere. Prices start
$5.00 and lasting satisfac
tion goes with every pail
The Empress Theatre
ie Apollo Trio have been giving
erformance this week which is
ue both for the skill shown by
athletic three and for their ad-
ble posing.   This has proved a
popular turn and has received
ost hearty welcome. Mumford
Thompson are a clever pair of
sters and Murray & Carver have
a hit as comic duologuists. A
t tumbling act by Lee Zimmer-
& Co. opens the programme, an-
of whose prominent features is
whistling of Joseph Spissell.
Romano's Theatre
splendid representation of strik-
icenes in the life of Nicholas
eby was a big top-liner at Ro-
's during the first two days of
eek. The producers, The Tann-
r Co.,    have    been particularly
in their staging of this old
The Majestic Theatre
rons of the Majestic this week
the privilege of being escorted
realms of pantomime, when a
class set of pictures illustrating
tory of Jack and the Bean-stalk
shown. The details were work-
it marvellously and the size illu-
was carried out most success
The Crystal Theatre
most realistic picture illustrating
ierce feads that existed between
>heep-and-cowmen in early days
tituted  a  headliner at  the  Cry-
on    Wednesday   and Thursday,
h it would be hard to beat. This
re is from the cameras of the
known Essanay Company and is
of their most successful produces Nobody From Starland
iss   Nobody   from   Starland"   is
unced for a return engagement
e Victoria Theatre Wednesday,
1 3, presented by the same iden-
cast that was seen, in this big
cal revue the early part of this
on.   The playgoers who have not
this fascinating Hough, Adams
Howard    success    are    eagerly
ting an opportunity of seeing it.
e Vail, well known for her sue-
in this, as well as other Singer
luctions, will again head the clever
pany of principals, among whom
Bertee Beaumont, Joseph H. Nie-
er, Lawrence Oomar, Otto Koer-
Maude Emery, and there will be
same  lively  chorus,  that  is  a
y pretty girls who can really sing
dance.   Aside   from   the many
itly numbers provided by Joseph
loward, and the spectacular pro-
ion whioh dazzles in its  scenic
costume display, the phenomenal
that "Miss Nobody From Star-
" possesses upon the public favour
irgely due to its novelties.    The
ling act  is  on  the  deck  of  the
t ocean liner, Lusitania, here the
*htful plot, with no end of sur-
es, is developed amidst a moving
and   imposing   array of pretty
ing and dancing girls and clever
cipals galore.   "All ashore" is the
The gangplank is lowered into
center aisle and  down  into  the
ence rushes the entire cast.   Then
e is the big dress rehearsal scene,
ughter-inspiring medium whereby
auditor is permitted to gaze be-
the scenes and watch the frantic
e manager and his trembling (?)
ects, the players, give a final re-
sal of a   new   musical comedy,
scene was universally voted the
dative in stage novelty.
he Newlyweds and Their Baby"
ulalie Young, an attractive young
ess coming with "The Newlyweds
Their   Baby,"   to the   Victoria
atre  Thursday, April 4,  has  an
hetic mission.   She is an apostle
leauty, but not the beauty of face
figure.   It is her belief that wn-
1 are careful to make both oi these
ttractive as they possibly can, yet
usually neglectful of their arms and
"It is rarely that one finds a beautiful pair of arms or shoulders," says
Miss Young, "while pretty faces are
common enough indeed. The beauty
of hundreds of women are marred because they feel that, as the arms are
usually covered up, there is no reason why they should take particular
care of them.
"I will wager that among a hundred
women who are considered beautiful,
less than ten have arms with the least
pretense to physical perfection. And
still, this is a matter that is fairly
and easily within their control."
Excuse Me
Playing the part of Mrs. Walker
Temple, one of the distinctive types
in the character list of "Excuse Me,"
the Pullman Car Farce which Henry
W. Savage sends to the Victoria
Theatre Tuesday night, is Lottie Alter, well known to theatre-goers of
the Pacific Coast by reason of several prior visits to this section as the
incumbent of important roles.
Miss Alter has had a rather unusual
career: She was born in La Crosse,
Wisconsin, and in her very early
youth, William A. Pinkerton, the famous Chicago detective, became her
guardian. She was going to school
at Washington Heights, Longwood,
Illinois, when she made her first appearance on the stage with Lang-
ham's Juvenile Opera Company at
Langham's Opera House, Chicago,
April 27, 1886. Later she was made
"Yum-Yum" .in "The Mikado," and
Virginia Earl played Nanki Poo. The
company broke up, because the manager absconded with the money. The
children were then in Minneapolis,
,and the leader of the orchestra rearranged the opera so that it was
done in one act, and put it on at the
Wonderland Museum in Minneapolis,
playing seven shows a day for a week.
Miss Alter's mother learned of the
straits of the company, and rushed
to Minneapolis, and got her daughter.
That fall Miss Alter returned to
the Convent, and later studied at the
Chicago Conservatory. She left the
Convent to join Verona Jarbeau in
"Starlight" in 1888. Later she originated the leading part of "Savillia"
in C. B. Jefferson's, Klaw and Er-
langer's "The Country Circus." She
played with this two years, then
joined Charles Frogman's Empire
Theatre Stock Company, playing Ann
with "The Girl I Left Behind Me."
After many important roles, she became leading woman with the late
Joseph Jefferson. Later she created
Flora Campbell in "The Bonnie Briar
Bush," with E. H. Stoddard, and subsequently Edith in Jacob Litt's revival of "Shenandoah." She was the
original Nita in "His Father's Boy";
"Kitty" in "The Wrong Mr. Wright";
Alice in "The Woman Hater," with
Roland Read; "Fifi" in Brady's
"M'lle Fifi," and played other parts.
When George C. Tyler sent "Mrs.
Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," to
London, Miss Alter played "Lovey
Mary," and played the same part for
a year in Australia and New Zealand.
She was also leading woman with
Ezra Kendall.
When Mr. Savage was casting "Excuse Me," one of the first persons
engaged was Miss Alter. Having remembered several of her performances, he believed she was the one
actress, above all others, to characterize the gentle little wife of a village clergyman, and his judgment
proved sound. Miss Alter's first performance was a big individual success, as each succeeding one has been.
What  Charles Frohman Thinks
of Drama Leagues
When his opinion was recently
sought" concerning the value of drama
leagues to the public and to the
theatre,   Charles   Frohman   declared
himself of the belief that the place
to assemble leagues for thc drama
is in the theatre, not outside. Summing up his belief Mr. Frohman said:
"The drama leagues are really as old
as the theatre. They must have first
come into existence when the first
play ever acted created the first comment ever heard. And the theatre
thus became a social factor, shaping
people's lives by shaping their
thoughts. Ever since then the processes of the theatre have been simply two: action on one side of the
footlights, reaction on the other. The
actors are the cause, the audience
the effect. But as the benefits of
religion can only be had in the
church the benefits of the drama can
only be had in the theatre. It is
drama-leaguing in the theatre not out
that benefits the theatre and theatregoers. Drama leagues are a long,
commendable stride forward for the
good of the theatre. They arouse discussion about the theatre. Their formation assumes responsibility for the
theatre on the part of its members.
But as you can never be a real communicant of the faith you profess unless with sympathy, belief and discrimination, you supplement your
doctrines by devotion at the temple;
so, too, the only place to drama
league for the good of the theatre
is in the theatre.
In the Matter ot an Application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 7:8, Viotoria
NOTICE is hereby given of "ny intention
at the expiration of one calendar -nonth from
the  first  publication  hereof to issue  a  fivsh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to The Calvary Baptist Church
of Victoria on the 4th clay of January,  .-894,
and  numbered   17566A,  which  has  been  lost
or  destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
B.C., this 22nd day of March, 1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
mar 30 apl 20
Victoria Theatre
Henry   W.    Savage   offers    Rupert,
Hughes' Great Travel Farce
A Pullman Carnival in Three Sections
Willis Sweatman—Ann Murdock
And the entire original Cast
Prices—$2, $1.50, $1, 75c, 50c
Seats on sale Saturday, March 30th
Victoria Theatre
Mort.  H.  Singer presents The  Big
Musical Revue
Miss Nobody from
Return by Popular Request
Prices—$1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c
Seats on sale Monday, April  ist
Curtain, 8.30
Victoria Theatre
Smart & Fast
and Their Baby
6oy2 People—75% Girls
Mile a Minute with  a  Laugh  every
Prices*—$1.50, $1, 75c, soc.
Seats on sale Tuesday, April 2nd
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most
Comfortable Picture Theatre
in the City
Watch for Constant Improvements in Appointments and Service.
The latest and best Motion
Pictures,   Funny   Comedies,
Western     Plays,     Thrilling
Splendid Modern Dramas
Pictures   changed   Monday,
Wednesday, Friday
We Cater to Ladies and
Continued Performance
1 to 11 p.m.
Something Delicious
For a jaded appetite, something "filling" for. the
man who hungers mightily is always forthcoming
at our cafe. Seasons may come and go—we always
supply the substantiate and the delicacies to suit the
season and our patrons—Meats, Fish, Vegetables,
Desserts, Fruits, etc., to please the most exacting.
For your Sunday Luncheon
and Dinner, try the
Hotel Prince George
Douglas and Pandora Streets
Catering to Weddings
and Parties
Private Dining Rooms
for Banquets
Loose Covers and Boat
Leather Work and Special Designs
French Polishing
1109 Fort Street      Phone 2149
Beautiful Buck
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heels, Goodyear welt soles and made
on the latest and up-to-date lasts
that arc truly designs of art and
beauty. These come at, per
pair $5.00 and $6.00
Mail  Orders  promptly  filled
H. B. Hammond Shoe Co.
Hanan & Son,
N. Y.
Sole  Agents  Broadwalk Staffers
for Children
Wichert & Gardiner,
N. Y.
The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at   1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
A Sense of
-    By Bohemian
How few people have any sense
of proportion! To the majority of
us there are times when the mole-hill
looks like a mountain; when all our
geese are swans; when every cloud
seems impenetrable; and when sunshine is conceived as being perpetual.
.This is thc natural tendency to exaggerate. It may be expressed otherwise as a lack of balance or poise.
,It is an intensely human trait. It
starts with the child to whom thc
loss of a toy appears a calamity, or
failure to realize a holiday a cataclysm. But it by no means stops
.with the child, and is a trait which
develops with time.
In after life we find people of this
type over-depressed by their adversities, and over-joyed by their successes. They magnify mishaps into
disasters, and sometimes throw up the
sponge because an obstacle whicii appears in their path looks to be as
.high as a mountain. It is the same
trait whioh leads people astray in
their pursuit of pleasure and causes
.them to fatten on husks when they
.mig'lit be feeding on grain. People
,of this type can rarely differentiate
.between grain and chaff, and so they
invariably cast away the pearl which
would make them richer than all their
, Such people are too easily elated at
a slight success; too easily prostrated
,by a trivial disappointment. Tlhe
reason of this is that their vision has
a near horizon. They live only in
the present; they cannot "lift their
,eyes to the hills" nor can they project their vision into the future and
.contemplate the unravelling of a plot
,or the development of a scheme. If
.their plans do not mature momently
.they anticipate disappointment, forgetting that of all thc great healers
.time is thc greatest, and that there
are few sorrows which it will not
Sometimes it is a big toy that the
big child yearns for, and the yearning
becomes inexpressible. Emotion is so
intense that the subject feels that life
would hold nothing worth having if
this one companion so attuned to our
Sympathies is denied. And yet it often has to be denied since such is the
scheme of life, for though there be
many affinities, it is a sad truism that
few there be who find them.
Most of us have to be content with
a passing glimpse of the ideal, and a
cruel fate denies us even that one
moment of supreme bliss which union
would bring. Sometimes a fate equally unkind permits us to snatch our
moment of bliss, only to lose it the
jiext and to realize the greater void.
And yet although the clouds may pile
.up and the sky look black to extinction, most of us take up the bur-
,den of life again and have to content
.ourselves with the reflection that:
"Of all sad thoughts of word or pen,
The saddest are these, it might have
But life does not end there. Our
■Sense of proportion may have been
•sadly at fault and stern experience
will correct it, for we have to plod
on without the star in the heavens,
and with much gloom on our path,
perhaps to emerge some day in a
more or less placid contentment, or
perhaps, if endowed with one of
those stormy natures which know no
rest, to fight on to the end, against
"outrageous fortune."
This is the average experience of
human life, and we all belong to thc
great average. The man who imagines himself an exception only furnishes one more illustration of our
subject, a lack of the sense of proportion, whicii should lead us all to
reflect philosophically on human experiences, and to remember that no
man develops except by conflict; that
placidity atrophies the faculties; that
disappointments and limitations are
calculated to spur us on to greater
activity and determination, and that
some of the stormy petrels of our
race would achieve nothing, would
never soar if it were not for the incentive of opposition and loss.
This line of thought may appear
rather trite, but it is suggested by
recent occurrences which only tend to
show that certain conditions of human life are permanent, that human
nature itself is the same in all ages;
that men have always cried for the
moon and made baby faces because
they couldn't get it; but that on the
whole they have managed to get
along without it pretty well, as we
have to get along without the things
.Which seem most desirable to us.
. To ask men or women to place a
limit to their desires is perhaps asking too much of human nature. It
has been seriously contended by more
than one philosopher that the only
cure for craving is surfeit, and
that prohibition or restriction only
strengthens the desire and the determination. There is a good deal in
this, but it takes rather more philosophy than most men possess to
watch the other fellow "taking"
while we sit quietly by to contemplate the working out of a philosophic
The man who is worth a cent will
fight for the prize, and if he loses
will at least "die game." Even here
his lack of a sense of proportion may
be seen, and the rosy apple, painted
so rosy hy desire, may turn to ashes
at his touch, but he must grasp il to
satisfy himself.
The conclusion of the whole matter seems to be that mortals lack a
sense of proportion; that the few who
possess it are neither loved nor liked;
that those who have the fortitude to
practise it pluck none of the flowers
from the wayside, and in the end
they repose in honoured graves,
crowned with an ornamental tombstone bearing a scriptural epitaph.
Give me the man who blunders on,
but never ceases to fight, and who,
if he always misses the prize, goes
down with colours flying.
Navy League
Eleventh Annttal Report, March 21st
IQI2, by the President, Clive
Phillips Woolley
The year that has just passed has
been, we think, a satisfactory one
for the Navy League in B. C.
A league must either grow or die
and ours has certainly been growing
although there is some difficulty in
maintaining interest between periods
of action, arising perhaps from a
failure to understand, that our particular business is to make public
opinion, which in due time will obtain what we want, i. e., adequate contribution to the navy of this Empire
of which Canada is and must be an
integral part.
In this work we have perhaps done
our share.
The pamphlet upon the Naval
Question in Canada has been very
widely circulated, thanks largely to
the generous aid of the Governmeut
of B. C, which alone circulated 40,-
000 copies of it, in addition to the
very large issue circulated in Eastern
Canada by Mr. Briggs, the publisher,
and by the author.
It is still in wide demand. Letters
asking for copies of it and for other
information upon the same subject
have been received this year from
speakers ancl debating societies as far
apart as Stewart and the Acadian
University of Nova Scotia, referred
to your branch by the Home League,
Lord Grey and others.
The correspondence in this connection has grown very heavy and
constitutes no light burden on your
In addition to this and to the publication from time to time of matter
supplied by the London Office, and of
articles in various journals and newspapers, your president has published
a second series of articles upon the
naval question through the Plublshers
Press  of  Montreal.
These have had a wide circulation
throughout the Dominion.
As what may perhaps be considered a supplementary effort your president has undertaken the editing of
the Provincial School Magazine,
through which we are able to keep
the memory of Nelson and our other
national heroes fresh in the minds of
the youth of this country.
In addition to the literary work of
our branch addresses have been delivered at various points; prizes for
essays upon naval subjects have been
given to three different schools, and
such assistance rendered to other
branches' as lay in our power.
On October 21st the customary
wreaths were sent to London by this
and other branches in commemoration of our great sailor's victory and
death and an eminently successful
meeting was held at the Victoria
Theatre. From the speeches delivered at that meeting (notably of course
from Mr. McBride's stirring address)
extracts were circulated through the
press of the Mother Country.
At the Coronation festivities (June
22nd) your branch was fully represented and your thanks are due to
Mr. Wm. Blakemore for the trouble
he took on your float, as they are
for the constant support which he
lias given your movement in his excellent weekly publication.
Whilst our thanks are due to the
\Vliole press of the Province, it may
not be out of place to call attention
to the constant friendship of The
Week in Victoria and the Leader at
In addition to the increase in the
membership of the various branches
we have to report the formation by
your president of a new branch at Alberni.
After an enthusiastic meeting held
there on December 4th the branch
was started under the presidency of
Mr. Burde, with Mr. Becan Pritchard
(now Dr. Hinton), as secretary, and
fifty-four members to begin with.
As this brandh is deeply interested
in our fisheries and has a newspaper
owner for president it should be a
very live addition to our family.
The successful effort on the part
of the Vancouver branch, assisted by
the Provincial Government and Lord
Strathcona to purchase the Egeria as
a training, ship for merchant seamen
had our hearty sympathy, but we had
no share in the work, whicli was entirely of Vancouver's doing.
As a small counterblast to this,
Victoria's League has been able to
obtain from the Naval Service Department, with the help of Captain
Macdonald, R.E., assistance in the formation of a body of sea scouts, boys
who are to be drilled in the navy yard
or elsewhere by a competent naval instructor, to be allowed the use under
his supervision of guns, boats, etc.,
and to be provided with some simple
uniform at cost price from Ottawa.
, As the details of this movement
are not yet all finally settled, it must
suffice here to say that Col. Hall, the
Chief Scout of B. C, informs us that
he can begin with a body of thirty
boys selected for merit and that as
soon as the League has completed its
negotiations with the department, he
will take this body over as a part of
his command. This, gentlemen, is not
an exhaustive account of the work
.done, but it is enough to suggest to
you that more hands will be wanted
,to do the work of the coming year
which is likely to be the most arduous that the League has known.
We want in Victoria and Esquimalt
the spirit of little Salt Spring where
not only are almost all adults members of the League but keen, energetic workers for it.
Last year the Reciprocity question
diverted attention temporarily from
the naval question, especially in the
East, so that our friends here advised
us not to press for the moment for
that combination of all our Canadian
branches into one Canadian League
.which we had hoped for in igio and
still hope for as the best means of
making our weight felt, but this year
is to see the formation of a new naval
policy in Canada and every effort of
the league, and of every member of
it will be required to ensure the formation of a policy worthy of this
great country and the hearty support
.of that policy when formed.
So far we have dealt with the fair
side of our balance sheet. Unfortunately, there is another side to it.
During the past year we have had to
.deplore the loss of one of our Vive-
Presidents, Mr. Joseph Peirson, one
.of the oldest and most zealous supporters of our movement in Canada
and for many years the Secretary and
mainstay of our branch. He had his
heart in his work and his hand was
.always ready to take a share in it.
.His death leaves a place in our ranks
.Which some younger man must fill if
.we are to remain an efficient body.
Without an enthusiastic and permanent secretary your committee
would be badly handicapped.
We have also to deplore the loss
.of one of our committee, Colonel
Wolfenden, a gentleman who had
earned the universal respect of the
Province of which he was one of the
earliest builders.
We have also to tender our sympathy to our sister branch at Vancouver for the loss of their excellent
and much loved President, the Reverend Fiennes Clinton.
We have also to regret the loss of
the Right Rev. Dr. Perrin, Bishop of
B. C, but though Dr. Perrin has left
British Columbia, its bishop is still
the hearty supporter of our movement.
There is a word more to be said as
to the past and present. When we
began as a League to plead for adequate naval aid to the Empire very
few recognized Canada's duty in this
respect. Now no one dares to deny
it. Last year we believe that there
were still m<;n who looked upon us
as a party organization. We believe
,our own province realizes now that
Navy Leaguers, as such, have no
party policy and that their ambition
is that the League should be t'he
whole nation. It is true that the
Premier of British Columbia is and
always has been the strongest of our
supporters. It is our great good luck
tllat he is so and we tender him bur
thanks for his support, but at the
same time we had the confidence of
the Hon. Mr. Brodeur, the Minister
.of Marine, in the late Liberal Government at Ottawa, as today we have
the confidence of the Hon. Mr. Hazen.
,It is hoped that the League in Canada
.will continue upon these lines and it
is suggested that no better gospel for
.the ensuing year could be preached
than that contained in the resolution
proposed by Mr. Brewster in your
.own house, amended by Mr. McBride,
and adopted unanimously by both
parties and in view of the only possibility of opposition to your preaching which your committee can foresee it is suggested to you to ask
.others to consider whether (1) our
religion would not suffer from successful foreign invasion; (2) whether
.capital would be safe without protection; (3) whether land values
.would not suffer from even the threat
,of war; (4) whether labour would
.continue to find employment or be
able to maintain its present rate of
.wages if the foreign powers for instance over-ran B. C; (5) whether
.anti-Oriental laws can have any effect
.without adequate strength to enforce
them; (6) whether there is any
chance of carrying out these social,
political and economic experiments in
.which so many are deeply interested
.unless we are protected against foreign interruption.
We appeal confidently for the support of all classes in the community,
.clergy and laity, capitalists, labour
.union men, and socialists, knowing
.that the leaders amongst them are already with us and that Australia and
.New Zealand, subject to the same
perils as ourselves have already considered these things and expressed
their convictions by the creation of
navies and the adoption of universal
.military training.
"Mother, mother, mother, turn tlle hose
on me," sang little Willie as his mamma
was dressing him that morning.
"What do you mean," she asked.
"You've put my stockings on wrong side
out," he said.
We fear Willie will grow up to be newspaper humorist.
While hands that I though twere soft and (
Did you hold my love so light?
Do you ever remember yesteryear?
To  me  it  is  yesternight.
Dark, hair that  I  love,  on your raven s
Does the hand of a new love stray?
To you is it_ only a long dead dream?
To  me   it  is   yesterday.
Red lips, did you steal my soul for this,
That our ways should* meet and part
To you was it only a lovelight kiss?
lo me it was  all my heart.
(Katharine Tynan)
There is no height, no depth, that could'
us apart—
Body   of   mine   and   soul   of   mine,   hear
my heart.
There   is  no   sea   so   deep,   no   mountain
That   1  could   not  come   down   to  you
heard you cry.
There  is  no   hell   so  sunken,  no   heavel
Where  I  should  not seek you and find
and keep.
Now  you arc round and soft, and swej
a rose;
Not  a   stain   on   my   spotless  one,   whi]
the snows.
If some day you came to me heavy witl
1,  your  mother,  would run  to the doo|
let you in.
I would wash you white agaiu with myl
of grief.
Body   of  mine,   and   soul   of  mine,   til|
found relief.
Though, you   had   sinned   all   sins   therj
'twixt east and west,
You should find my arms wide for youi
head on my breast.
Child, if I were in heaven and you wl
hell— "
Angels white as my spotless one stij
and fell—
I  would leave  the  field  of  God  and
Mary's feet,
Straight to thc heart of hell would go _|
my sweet.
God,  mayhap,  would turn Him  at  soij
the door;
"Who is it goes out from Me, to comcl
no more?"
Then  the blessed  Mary would say frotl
"Son, 'tis a mother goes to hell, seekin|
"Body  of mine,  and  Soul of mine,  bo|
Thou who wert once little Jesus besidl
knee— v,
"It   is   so   that   mothers   are   made;
madest them so,
Body of mine and Soul of mine, do
(By Louise Elizabeth Dutton)
I am the Other; in her empty place     I
I count it better to bc kind than wil
Since I havc overmatched her truth|
And won you from her glory to my gr.*|
How   lightly   you   forget   her   young,
Her gracious breast, her breathing,
and still!
Great love has been a little thing tol
What is my face, to blind you to her I
Her laugh, that f have taught you to fl
Taps at my heart again, and mocks mel
Her vanished eyes of luring and cornl
Forever with old fove light cloud and p
Ah, when your lips are on my lips, I
I am the Other; in her place I stand.I
(By   Marguerite  Marshall)
Things by the dull tool shapen,
Stone and deep-hearted tree,
I who was old in the Age of Gold-
Think that I bow to ye?
Thought that is last in living,
Christian God of the Three,
I who am young as the song unsung-]
Challenge  I  call  to thee!
Mine is the star-swept darkness,
Mine is the shauow sea:
Mine is thc earth, and man from his bit|
Mine, by my own decree.
(By Constance Skinner)
After the day the night,
And sleep;
After the fleeting joy
To weep.
After the heart's white hour
Its pain;
After despair—to hope
After the vain desire,
To slake
Spirit and sense in dreams—
And wake.
At the  Standard  Stationer
Co., Ltd., 1220 Government
Victoria, B.C.:
Just arrived, a large an
varied assortment of 15c Novel
including the most popula
authors of the day.
At the Victoria Book & Sta
tionery Co., 1004 Governmen
St., Victoria, B.C.:
"The Notorious Miss Lisle,
by Wm. Baillie Reynolds.
"God and Mamon," by Josepl
Hocking. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1912
r^M^»jZj7' ^^^K__IL>   ________H'm__>^'*        .-—jjf
March 20 to 27
rs. K. L. Haggard—Cook St.—Add'n $      150
to. Heaslip—Graham St.—Dwelling   3,000
[Lenox Wilson—Cowichan St.—Dwelling   2,400
1 Hetherington—Leonard St.—Dwelling  2,500
| Milar—Hillside ancl Quadra Sts—Office   450
Edwards—Beechwood Ave.—Dwelling   3,500
F. Fullerton—Clarke St.—Dwelling  1,700
|A. Belbeck—Chamberlain St.—Garage  150
J. Hall—Market St.—Temp. Dwelling   300
Geo. Herd—Empress Ave.—Dwelling   2,500
3arker—Rose St.—Dwelling  1,600
E. Croft—Oxford St.—Dwelling  3,000
McGregor—Moss St.—Two Dwellings    6,000
br & Arnold—Chapman St.—Dwelling  2,000
(•bert McCain—Southgate St.—Dwelling   4,500
|n Lawson—Davie St.—Dwelling  4,000
M. Clayton—Eberts St.—Add'n   200
Sim & Co.—Chamberlain—Dwelling   2,200
| J. Lee Dye—Fisguard St.—Shed   400
jital C. B. & Inv. Co.—Robertson St.—Dwelling  3,500
P. Wille—Harrison St.—Dwelling   3,750
[mont, Ltd.—Gov't and Humboldt—Stores and Offices. 400,000
IP. Frederickson—Fifth and Bay Sts—Stores and Apts. 6,500
|n. Moore—Collinson—Dwelling  4,500
Sim & Co.—Chamberlin St  2,200
Holyoake—Highview St.—Dwelling  1,950
IA. Downhard—Belmont St.—Dwelling  1,750
peze & Houghton—Grahame St.—Dwelling  1,900
|E. Beasley—St. Charles and Regent St.—Dwelling  7,600
H. Bale—Emma St.—Dwelling   2,500
IH. Bale—Cook St.—Dwelling  3,300
! H. Bale—Elford St.—Dwelling  4,500
H. Bale—Gorge Road—Dwelling  4,500
|E. Hamel—King's Rd. and Forbes St.—Dwelling  1,500
Loeffler—Taunton St.—Dwelling  600
|;nry Baxter—Robertson St.—Dwelling   4,800
W. M. Dobson—Dallas and Cambridge—Dwelling  4,800
fss A. M. Engrich—Moss St.—Add'n   200
IW. Noble—Gov't St.—Alteration  200
(trtridge & Hollins—Cecil St.—Dwelling   2,250
eath & Chaney—Rockland Ave.—Garage  150
ID. MacDonald—Hulton St.—Dwelling  2,500
li 27—
|rs. W. Johnson—Dallas Road—Dwelling   2,700
S. G. Allan—Oakland—Temp. Dwelling   200
|hn Fletcher—Hulton St.—Dwelling   1,000
J. Drysdale—North Park St.—Store   1,800
irris & Edwards—Pandora St.—Two Dwellings  3,850
Jiney Bros.—Walton St.—Dwelling   2,500
jiney Bros.—Walton St.—Dwelling    1,900
tney Bros—Walton St.—Dwelling   2,800
lie following comment of "Fairplay" of London, England, re-
lg the proposal to institute the Canadian Lloyds insurance agency
The hardy annual of the difference in the rates of insurance
ontreal and Quebec as against New York, Portland or Boston,
jain been trotted out by one of the members of the Canadian
et. This time the utterance was accompanied with threats to the
writer of retaliation. The Postmaster-General of Canada sug-
the formation of a Canadian Lloyds to write only British North
ca risks, so that instead of the warranty 'no British North
ica,' their figurehead would be 'nothing but British North Am-
Does our Canadian friend think that underwriters do not
tatistics and know the profit or loss in various trades? If there
such a profit to be made to Canada, are underwriters the men
lect to cultivate that trade? They know the improvements that
.een made in the St. Lawrence, but the climate in the approaches
tt river, with the fogs and currents, have not altered, and the
through these are not forgotten."
<orcl Furness in his presidential address to the London and Pro-
1 Marine and General Insurance Company, would seem to dis-
pf any hope of a reduction by the London underwriters of
urns on St. Lawrence shipping. He says if the underwriters are
ke any profit at all there must be a further increase in the rate,
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especially on hulls of steamers. Ship-owners must pay appreciably
higher premiums for safety. They are now paying less than actual
cost. The underwriters must have a living wage. He urged co-operation of the leading companies to this end.
The quarterly dividends at the rate of six per cent, per annum
on $3,000,000 capital stock of the International Coke Company,
Limited, may be resumed on May lst. The present daily output of
the mine at Coleman, Alberta, is 1,800 tons, although one shift has
been known to put out no less than 2,800 tons. The report of the
past year ending December 31st, has not yet been issued, but as the
mine was closed down the greater part of tlie year the returns cannot
be large. The Canadian Pacific Railway takes the full output of the
mine except the coke delivery. The coal output for the property was
1908  445,180 tons
1909  371,327 tons
1910  477,191 tons
The earnings have grown as follows:—
1905 $ 81,527
1906    198,192 ,
1907    251,049
1908    284,210 ■
1909    246,271
1910    300,097
Or a total of over $1,361,000 for six years.
The coke returns show:—1907, 29,889 tons;   1908, 50,491 tons;
1909, 51,070 tons.
The company paid dividends up to the end of 1910 amounting o
$661,000, and three dividends amounting to $45,000 each during 1911.
When the last report was issued the surplus amounted to $674.66.
Mr. W. V. Doughty, son of Sir George Doughty, of Grimsby, has
been inspecting the fisheries in the north in connection with the proposed operations of the British Columbia Fisheries, Ltd., a company
with $1,250,000 capital recently floated in London. The construction
of a cannery, oilery and fertilizer plant will be started on Skidegate
Inlet, between Graham and Moresby Islands, within a few weeks.
A large number of steam trawlers are to be brought out from England
next year, and a cold storage plant will be located on Porpoise Island in
Prince Rupert harbor.
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Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Province of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of twenty-
one years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased to
one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of
sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract
applied for shall be staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a
fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights
applied for are not available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of
five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish
the Agent with sworn returns accounting for
the full quantity of merchantable coal mined
and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least once a
The lease will include the coal mining rights
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
lie considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for,
mch 9 sept. 7
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Edward Harrington, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Lineman, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post planted half a mile south of the S. W. corner of
William Sutherland's, late pre-emption No.
2975, on the west side of the Bella Coola
River; thence 40 chains west; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains east; thence 40
chains north to the point of commencement,
containing 160 acres or thereabouts.
Dated February 24th, 1912,
mch. 16
may 11
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Jeff Kilgore, of Victoria,
B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the N. W. corner of Lot 319 in Range 3,
Upper Bella Coola Valley; thence 20 chains
south; thence 20 chains west; thence 20
chains north; thence 20 chains east to the
point of commencement, containing 40 acres or
Dated February 24th, 1912.
mch. 16 may 11
Meryl    Mineral   Claim,   situate   in   Victoria
Mining   Division   of   Highland   District.
Where located—On Section 61, east side,
TAKE  NOTICE that  I,  W.  A.  Lorimer,
Free Miner's Certificate No.  541476, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,   for  the  purpose  of  obtaining   a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
action, under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1912.
apl. 13
feb. 17
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that James H. Morrison,
of Dunder, Scotland, occupation Accountant,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about 40 chains west from
the north-east corner of Timber Licence No.
44219; thence west 20 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence east 20 chains; thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement
and containing 80 acres more or less.
Dated January 3rd,   ^912.
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
feb. 24 apl. 20
District of Malahat
TAKE NOTICE that I, Henry Kelway
Gwyer Bamber, of London, England, occupation Cement Manufacturer, intends to apply
for< permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the southeast corner of Lot 127, Malahat
District; thence in a northerly direction following the high water mark of Saanich Inlet
for a distance of 50 chains more or less to
the southern boundary of Lot 102, Malahat
District; thence true east for a distance of
3 chains 30 links, more or less, to low water
mark of said Saanich Inlet; thence following
said low water mark of said Inlet in a southerly direction to a point which is true east
of the point of commencement; thence true
west to the point of commencement, and containing ten acres more or less.
Dated 29th day of January,  1912.
Per Francis A. Devereux, Agent,
feb. 24 apl. 20
Competition for; New University BuilcL
be Erected at Point Grey, near Vai|
British Columbia.
The Government of British Columbil
Competitive Plans for the general schtT
design for the proposed new Univeri
pother with more detailed Plans for thj
ings to be erected first at an estima-f
of $1,500,000.
Prizes of $10,000 will be given for t|
successful Designs submitted.
Particulars of the competition and L
site may be obtained on request fr|
The designs  to be  sent in by  Jij
1912, addressed to
Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, British
feb. 24
District of Coast, Range 3 I
TAKE NOTICE that Charles Mol
Stornoway, Scotland, occupation MerJ
tends   to   apply   for   permission  to F
the  following  described  lands:—Coq
at a post planted   10 chains south
south-east corner of Lot 126; thencel
chains; thence west 40 chains; then
20 chains; thence east 40 chains to|
Dated January 2nd,  1912.
j. R.  Morrison, J
feb. 24
All persons having claims against _
of Edward Cutler, late of the Cit)|
toria, deceased, are hereby required!
the same to the undersigned on or ll
2nd day of April, 1912, after which I
administratrix will proceed to distri
said estate, having regard to those clf
of which she has notice.
Dated March 2nd, 1912.
1118 Langley Street, Victoria^
Solicitor for the Adminisl]
mch. 2
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Peter Tester, ofl
B.C., occupation Hotel Proprietor, ir]^
apply for permission to purchase the
described    lands:—Commencing    at
planted three miles east of Section 2;
ship 9,  Range 3,  on the  south ban
Bella  Coola   River;    thence  east  40.
thence south 20 chains; thence west 44]
thence north 20 chains to point of co|
ment, containing 80 acres or thereaboi
land  being the  late pre-emption of
Sutherland and numbered  2975.
Dated  February  28th,   1912.
mch. 16
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Water Rights Branch
!n  the matter of the  Board of Investiga-
created   by   Part   III.   of   the   "Water
for   the   determination   of   the   water
hts  existing  on   the   12th   day   of  March,
9;   and   in   the   matter   of   the   following
:ks  in  the  Victoria Water  Districts-
Arbutus Creek.
Anchenacliie Creek.
Averill's Creek.
Apple River.
At-Lat-Zce River.
Ankitree Creek.
Allard   Lake.
Ampach River.
.shulm Creek.
Anutz Lake.
dice Lake.
.lian Lake.
.dams Creek.
xe Creek.
■tnarko  River.
.htaklin  Lake.
.t-Way-Kel-Lesse River.
.If Creek.
:aker Creek.
iattys Creek.
tear Creek.
lear Lake.
eaver Creek.
engal Spring.
ig Four Creek.
ilson Creek.
onsalls Creek.
renton Lake.
rittania  Creek.
rother Creek.
rem River.
Huff Lake.
lonanza Lake.
Iraden Creek.
loulder Creek.
Iradley Creek.
Irowns River.
Hack Creek.
utiles Lake.
loot Lake.
lear River.
iaird Creek.
lugaboo Creek.
lella Coola River.
Ilackwater River.
tuckingham Lake.
lig  Creek.
Hue  Bells  Creek.
Hair Creek.
lush Creek.
;alcutta Creek.
Campbell River.
Campbell Lake.
Campbell Lake, Upper.
Cascade Creek.
ledar Creek.
:hemainus River.
Mandening Spring.
.old Creek.
!olquitz  River.
!utter Creek.
!hewson Creek.
!oomsack Creek.
Ihaelquoit Lake.
!anoe  Creek.
Iroft Creek.
!oal Creek.
lomox Lake.
!omox River.
Iruikshank River.
>anberry  Lake.
!hecwhat River.
Iheewhat Lake.
Cowichan Lake.
!owichan River.
Cottonwood Creek.
Curry Creek.
!hilco Lake.
Ihilco River.
Chantsler Lake.
Ilusko River.
Chuck Walla River.
Carmanah Creek.
'harles Creek.
Cache Creek.
Chewson Creek.
Chats-Cah River.
Courtenay River.
Delhi Creek.
Dailey River.
loos River.
Deer River.
Dcatlhorse Creek.
Irum Lake.
Davie River.
Demaniel River.
lean River.
Duck Lake.
Elliot Creek.
Eckheimick Creek.
len   Creek.
Eagle  Lake.
Evelyn Creek.
lers Lake.
'loodwood Creek.
Fourth Lake.
Fords Lake.
Fords Creek.
'ields Creek,
'orsyth Lake.
larnera Creek,
idhope Creek.
Irizzly Creek.
lacier Creek.
leorgie Lake.
ireen River,
Irierson Creek.
lordon River.
loldstream Creek.
loldstrcam Lakes.
Ilenora Creek.
ieorge Creek.
Homalko River.
Homalko River, East Branch.
Homalko River, West Branch.
Heyden Lake.
Huston Lake.
Halls Creek.
Home Lake.
Harris River.
Haslam Creek.
Hydamus Creek.
House Creek.
Holharko River.
Hargrave Lake.
Hagans   Spring.
Hewitt Creek.
Halmer Creek.
Hyrg Lake.
Imperial Spring.
Ironclad Creek.
Ida Lake.
Indian Lake.
Indian River.
Jubilee Creek.
Johns Creek.
Jordan River.
Keating Creek.
Koksilah River.
Klite River.
Keogh Lake.
Kakweiken River.
Kingcome River.
Kulee Creek.
Kilippi   Creek.
Kla-anch River.
Kokish River.
Kains  Lake.
Kathleen Lake,
Karmutsen Lake.
Keagh River.
Kla-Kla Kama Lake.
Kelvin  Creek.
Kildalla River.
Krantz Creek.
Koeye  Lake.
Kahylskt River.
Kceh-Klack   Lake.
Kwatna River.
Kle-na-Klene   River.
Langley Spring.
Lillie Creek.
Link River.
Loakim Creek.
Lucky Creek.
Lapan Lake.
Loquaist River.
Lake of the Mountains.
Long Lake.
Lorimer  Creek.
Lost Creek.
Leech River.
Leech River, North Fork.
Loon Lake.
Lorna  Lake.
Langford Lake.
Laurel Creek.
Le Blanc Lake.
Lone Creek.
Marble Creek.
Mabel Creek.
■ Manley  Creek.
Matheson Creek.
Matheson Lake.
Mathewsons Springs.
Matson Creek
Metchosin River.
Millard Creek.
Mill  Stream.
Mineral Creek.
McLcllans Creek.
Middle Lake.
Moh Creek.
Mink River.
Mosquito Lake.
Marvel  Creek.
Meadow Creek.
Meads Creek.
McKay  Lake.
McKay Creek.
Muir Creek.
Moriarty  Lake.
Martins Gulch.
Mountain Lake.
Maxwell Lake.
Mitchells Lake.
Marion  Creek.
Middle Lake.
Mohun Lake.
Mauser Creek.
Machmell River.
Myra Creek.
Nanaimo River.
Nanaimo River, South Fork.
Nanaimo Lake.
Nescanlith Lake.
Nugget  Creek.
New  Memis Creek.
Nutarvas River.
Neechantz River,
Neechantz River, West Fork,
Nimpkish Lake.
Nahwittie River.
Nitnat River.
Nitnat Lake.
Nine-mile Creek.
Nixon Creek.
Noelch River.
Nacoontloon   Lake.
Noosatsum River.
Nimpoh Lake.
Noch River.
Nile Creek.
Nootnas River.
O-we-Kano Lake.
Oyster River.
One-mile Creek.
Prices Spring.
Prospect Lake.
Puntledge River.
Phillips River.
Phillips Lake.
Poison  Creek.
Putchay River,
Pike Lake.
Puntze Lake.
Peterson Lake.
Placer Creek.
Paxton Lake.
Price Creek.
Quamichan Lake.
Q uamichan Creek.
Quatom River.
Quartse River.
Qualicum River.
Quinsam River.
Quatlena River.
Richards Creek.
Rock Creek.
Robertson River.
Rocky Run Creek.
Rosevall Creek.
Sand Hill Creek.
Skinner Creek.
Skomahl Creek.
Somenos Creek.
Somenos Lake.
Sooke River.
Sooke Lake.
Stocking Lake.
Swamp   Creek.
Saltery Stream.
Salmon River.
Southgate River.
Second Lake.
Sim Creek.
Shannon Lake,
Seymour River.
Smoke-house Creek.
Silver Creek.
Stony Creek.
Sowick Creek.
Sunday Creek.
Skeemahaut River.
Suquash River.
Shusharte River.
Sombrio River.
Shaws Creek.
Sulton Creek.
Surprise Creek.
Schoen Lake.
San Juan River.
Shawnigan Lake.
Swan Lake.
Stowell Lake.
Sumquolt Creek.
Spruce Creek.
Sigulta Lake.
Skomalk River.
Snootsplee River.
Saltoomt River.
Summit Lake.
Sumqua River.
Stella Creek.
Stella Lake.
Stafford River.
Swollup Creek.
Sigutlat   Lake.
Snookyly Creek.
Shotbolt Creek.
Shepherd Creek.
Taggarts Creek.
Todd Creek.
Tripp   Creek.
Tahumming Creek.
Twist Lake.
Tatlayoco Lake.
Tom Browne Lake.
Topaz Lake.
Tzee River.
Three Lakes.
Tsulton River.
Tsi-itka  River.
Tsulquate River.
Tsable River.
Tsolum River.
Trout Lake.
Twin  Creek.
Tusulko River.
Tzacha Lake.
Takia Lake.
Takia River.
Taantsnee River.
Tzatleanootz  River.
Talchako River.
Tsodakirko River.
Toba River.
Toba River,  Little.
Takush River.
Talcomen River.
Tastsquan River.
Ulgako River.
Upper Powell River.
Upper Powell River, East Fork.
Upset Creek.
Vernon Creek.
Vernon Lake.
Valley Creek.
Wheelbarrow Creek.
Whisky Creek.
White-house Creek.
Whannock River.
Washwash River.
Wardroper Creek.
Waterloo Creek.
West Lake.
Weston Lake.
Wolf Creek.
Wright Creek.
Walt Creek.
Waamtx River.
WaKeman River.
Wusash  River.
Young Lake.
Stream situated close to wagon-road crossing the Lena Mount Sicker Railway.
Some springs rising at or near the foot of
Sugar Loaf Mountain in Sec. 2, R. 9,
Spring on Sec. 5, R. 10, Chemainus.
Springs rising on Sec. 3, R. 9, Chemainus.
Creek rising mountains west of Mosquito
Harbour,  Mears  Island.
Stream running through M. J. Smith's
property,   Comaiken District.
Spring on part of Section 3, R. 3, Comaiken District.
Spring on Maple Bay Road.
A spring on Sec. 7, 'R. 4, Comaiken District.
Creek near Scc. 3, Tp. 9, Comox District.
Small spring on W. Weeks land, Cowichan
Creek running northerly through Sec. 7,
R. 2, Cowichan District.
Spring on Sec. 18, R. 3, Cowichan District.
Stream rising in Sec. 5, R. 7, Cowichan
Two streams from springs on Sec. 4, R. 8,
Quamichan District.
Stream running into Esquimalt Lagoon
across Sec. 15, L. 54, Esquimalt District.
Stream rising on Sec. 35. Esquimalt District.
Unnamed creek rising in Sec. 33, Esquimalt District.
Small stream near south section line Sec.
31, R. 6, East Lake District.
Stream rising on Sees. 31 and 32, Lake
Spring unnamed on Sec. 55, Lake District.
Small stream rising in Sec. 31, R. 6,  E.
Lake District.
Unnamed creek flowing through  Lot 47,
Malahat District.
Two springs situated near Bald Mountain,
part of Tp.   1, Malahat District.
Creek flowing through W.  ii Sec. 20, R.
2,  Quamichan  District.
Spring rising in Upper Swamp on W.  i_
Sees. 17 and  18, R. 5, Quamichan District.
Springs rising on Sec. 17, R. 5, and Sec.
17, R- 5» Quamichan District.
Spring about the middle of Sec.  14, R. 6,
Quamichan District.
Small stream flowing through Sec.   1, R.
8, Quamichan District.
Two unnamed creeks flowing through Sec.
77.  Renfrew   District.
Small lake, east of Jordan Meadows.
Unnamed stream which empties into Port
McNeill, near N.W.  !4 Sec.  14, Tp. 2.
Rupert District.
Stream rising from a spring on Sec.   12,
R. 4, South Saanich District.
Small stream rising in Sec. 4, R. 2 and 3,
West South Saanich District.
Lake  on   S.   E.   slope  of   Mount   Wood
The "Ram" and other springs on Sec. 5,
R. 3, East Salt Spring Island.
Stream  from   Springs   Y_\   mile  from   salt
water flowing into Satellite Channel.
Unnamed stream which flows through Sec.
6, R. 9, Shawnigan District.
Creek flowing through Sec. 9, R. 10, Shawnigan District.
Underground stream in Sec. 3, R. 3, Somenos.
Swamp on Sec. 4, R. 3, Somenos.
Stream flowing through Sec. 7, R. 4, Somenos District.
Stream running through part of Sec.  44,
Victoria District.
Springs situate on part of Sec. 44, Victoria
A stream running from Sec. 44, Victoria
Stream, springs, and watercourses running
through part of  Sec.  44,  into  Cadboro
Springs on the Waterfront portion of Sec.
84,  Victoria  Distiict.
Unnamed   stream   running   through   Lots
622, 623, 624, R. 1, Coast District.
Unnamed stream at head of McLaughlin
Bay. Rivers Inlet.
Unnamed   creek  flowing  into   Fly   Basin,
through Lot 30, R. 2, Coast District.
Creek flowing through Lot 60, R. 2, Coast
A chain of small lakes on Walram Island,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream one to two miles north from Wad-
hams P.O., Rivers Inlet.
Unnamed creek at head of Shotbolt Bay,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream  running  through  Lot   107,  R.   3.
Coast District.
Unnamed      mountain      stream      running
through Sec. 12, Tp. 2, R. 3, Coast District.
Stream running eat to west on  Lot  101,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream    rising    in    the    divide    between
Mount  Sicker and  Mount  Prevost and
flowing in an easterly direction.
Stream at head of Quathiaski Cove,
and   all   unnamed   springs,   streams,   creeks,
ponds, gulches, and lakes tributary to or in
the vicinity of the above-named streams.
Take notice that each and every person,
partnership, company, or municipality who,
on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed to forward on or before
the 27th day of April, 1912, to the Comptroller of Water Rights at the Parliament
Buildings, at Victoria, a memorandum of claim
in writing as required by section 28 of the
said Act as amended. Printed forms for such
memorandum (Form No. 19) can be obtained
from any of the Water Recorders in the Province;
The said Board of Investigation will then
proceed to tabulate such claims.
After thc claims have been tabulated by
the Board, notice will be given of the places
and days on which evidence and argument
will bc heard at local points.
Dated  at Victoria this 6th day of March,
By order of the  Board of Investigation.
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights,
mch. 23 apl 20
Water Rights Branch
In thc matter of thc Board of Investigation
created by Part III. of thc "Water Act" for
the determination of water rights existing on
tlle 12th day of March, 1909, and in the matter of the following creeks in the Alberni
Water District:—
Alma Spring.
Anderson Lake.
Ash River.
Ash Lake.
Bartlett Creek.
Bcrgh Creek.
Beaver Creek.
Bulson Creek.
Bear River.
Buttles Lake.
Burman River.
Buck  Creek.
Bainbridgc Lake.
Boulder Creek.
Browning Creek.
Bamfield Creek.
Canon Creek.
China Creek.
Cinnabar Creek.
Cameron Lake.
Cameron River.
Coleman Creek.
Clayoquot River.
Cleagh  River.
Cache Creek,
Cous Creek.
Couer d'Alene Creek.
Cinnamon Creek.
Dublin Gulch.
Dickson Lake.
Deer Creek.
Doners Lake.
Deep Lake.
Delia Falls.
Elsie Creek.
Englishmans River.
Elk River.
Elk River, North Fork.
Effingham Creek.
False Creek.
Fosseli Creek.
French Creek.
Franklin Creek.
Four-mile Creek.
Granite Creek.
Granite Falls.
Gold River.
Grappler  Creek.
Goose  Creek.
Grace River.
Green Lake.
Great Central Lake.
Ham-i-lah Lake.
Hardy Creek.
Hobart Lake.
Handy Creek.
lngersoll Creek.
Jew Creek.
Johnson River.
Kitsucksis Creek.
Kennedy Lake.
Keith River.
Keith  River,  North  FBrk.
Kewquodie  Creek.
Ka-oo-winch Creek.
Lizard Lake.
Lost Shoe Creek.
Long Lake.
Lake Sugsar.
Lucky Creek.
Little" Qualicum River.
Moyahat River.
Megin Lake.
Muchal.it Lake.
Mahatta River..
Macjack River.
Museum Creek.
Mosquito Creek.
McFarlands Creek.
Mineral Creek.
Maggie  Lake.
Marble Creek.
Muriel Creek.
Mortimer Creek.
Mill Creek.
McQuillan Creek.
Nahmint Lake.
Nahmint River.
Narrow Gut Creek.
Pool Creek.
Porphery Creek.
Penny Creek.
Roger Creek.
Rebbeck Creek.
Stamps River.
Shakespeare Creek.
Somas  River.
Spring Creek.
Sproat Lake.
San Joseph Creek.
St. Andrews Creek.
Sage Creek.
Sand River.
Sutchie River.
Sarita Lake.
Sarita River.
Sarita River, South Fork.
Ternan Creek.
Taylor Creek.
Tsusiat Lake.
Toquart River.
Tranquille Creek.
Trout  River.
Tahsis River.
View  Lake.
Williams Lake.
Yellowstone  Creek.
Spring on Sharp Point.
Pond situate about 600 feet from Crap*
pier Creek.
Small stream emptying into bay about
half a mile west of Village Point, Kyuquot Sound.
Creek running through Lot 5, Rupert
Small creek running through Block 3 of
Lot 100, Alberni.
Unnamed creek running through Lot  148,
*   Creek whicii enters Lot 27, approximately
1,700 feet west of northeast corner.
And all unnamed springs, streams, creeks,
ponds,   gulches,   and   lakes  tributary  to
or  in  thc  vicinity  of  thc  above-named
Take   notice   that   each   and   every   person,
partnership,   company,   or   municipality   who,
on  the  said   12th  day   of  March,   1909,   had
water  rights on  any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed  to forward,  on or before
the 4H1 day of May, 1912, to thc Comptroller
of Water Rights at thc Parliament Buildings
at Victoria a memorandum of claim in writing,   as  required   by  section   28  of  thc   said
Act as amended.
Printed forms for such memorandum (Form
No. 19) can bc obtained from any of the
Water Recorders in the Province.
The said Board of Investigation will then
proceed to tabulate such claims.
After thc claims have been tabulated by
thc Board, notice will bc given of thc places
and days on which evidence and argument
will bc heard at local points.
Dated at Victoria, this 12th day of March,
By order of the Board of Investigation.
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights,
mch. 23 apl __. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1912
New Westminster Water District
NOTICE is hereby given that any person,
partnership, company, or municipality having
any claim to water rights in the Railway Belt
may file .vith the Chief Water Commissioner
at the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, a statement of claim to water privileges on a printed
form (No. 50), which can be obtained from
the Water Commissioners at New Westminster, Yale, Ashci _ft, Kamloops, Revelstoke,
and Golden, or from the Chief Water Commissioner.
Evidence will be heard at local points as
soon as the claims have been examined and
tabulated, and notices will be published in
the British Columbia Gazette and local papers
of the place and date when each stream will
be dealt with. Objections may be filed with
the Chief Water Commissioner. The following streams are supposed to be wholly or
partially within the Railway Belt in the New
Westminster Water District:—
Atchelitz River.
Atchutitch River.
Beaver Creek.
Bertrand Creek.
Bole  Creek.
Bristo Creek.
Brunette River.
Buntzen Lake.
Campbell  River.
Cascade  Creek.
Cheam Lake,
Chehalis Lake.
Chehalis  River.
Chilliwhack .'iver.
Como Lake.
Coquitlam Lake.
Cultus Lake.
Cypress Lake.
Deer  Lake.
Deer Lake Stream.
Dunvillc  Creek.
Eagle  Creek.
Elk Creek.
Elm  Creek.
Elsons  Creek.
Fraser River.
Fields bpring.
Gold Creek.
Goose Lake.
Harrison Hot Springs.
Harrison   Lake.
Harrison  River.
Hatzic  Lake.
Indian River.
Innis Creek.
Jackman Creek.
Johnston  Creek.
Kanaka Creek.
Kanaka Creek, North Branch.
Laity Creek.
Lewis Creek.
Lillooet Lake.
Lillooet River.        /
Lillooet River, North.
Lillooet  River,   North  Fork.
Lillooet River, South.
Little Lillooet River.
Luckachuck  River,
Matsqui  Prairie Creek.
Mesliloet River.
McGillivrays Creek,
McKenny Creek.
Mission   Creek.
Mitchell Creek.
Morris Lake.
Murray Creek.
Nicomekl  River.
Noons Creek.
Otter  Lake.
Pitt Lake.
Pitt River.
Salmon Creek.
Salmon  River.
Semihalt Creek.
Serpentine  River.
Silver Creek.
Squawkum Lake.
Statloo Lake.
Statloo River.
Stave  Lake.
Stave River.
Steelhead Creek.
Stewart   Creek.
Stony  Creek.
Suicide Creek.
Sumas  Lake.
Sumas River.
Sweltzer  River.
Tamihy   Creek.
Trout Lake.
Vedders   Creek.
Viarctte Creek.
Walker Creek.
Weaver Creek.
Weaver Lake.
Welcome Lake.
Wilson Creek.
Creek running through Section 20, Township
39,  and  Lot  226,  Group   1,  and emptying
into Burrard Inlet opposite Port Moody.
Unnamed   stream   flowing   through   Lot   226,
Group   1,
Small  spring creek situated on Lots 22  and
34, in  Mission Townsite.
Stream running through Lot 4> Group 3, and
Lot 2, Group 3, Mission Townsite.
Spring on Subdivision 16 of the S.E. Va Section 8, Township 8.
Stream which crosses the main line of C.P.Ry.
1,620 feet eat of Mission Station.
Small stream east of Whonnock Station C. P.
Ry.,   running   through   part   of   Lot   434,
Group 1.
Stream at Bon Accord.
Small stream just east of Whonnock' Station,
Lot 434, Township 14.
Stream at Cascade Station, C. P. Ry-, mile
Small unnamed creek running north through
west side of District Lot 201, Group 1.
Small  spring in   Section   17,   Block  5  north,
Range 2  west,  Township 38.
Stream running through Lot in, Group 1,
Spring at head  of a gulch on N.  W.  Va  of
Section 21, Township 1,
Unknown   stream   flowing  through   Lot   225,
Group 1.
Springs at head of gulch on N. W.  Va  Section 20, Township  1.
Stream   running   through   portion   of   E.   Vi
Section   3,  Township  6,  Range  7  west  of
7th, into North Arm of Burrard Iniet.
Unnamed easterly stream running off Vidder
Mountain, through Lot 83, Group 2.
Unnamed   stream   on   Lot   12,   Township   4,
Delta Municipality.
Nnnamed  stream  flowing in a  south-easterly
direction through Government Reserve and
part of Lot 226, Group  1.
Spring near south-east corner Lot 62, plan of
subdivision of Lot 1, Group 3, Township 17.
Unnamed creek on north-east portion of S. E.
Va Section 28, Township 1,
Unnamed creek near south-west corner of S.
W. Va Section 5, Township 15.
Three springs on west part of Lot 51, Group
Unnamed   spring   on   S.   E.   Va   Section   10,
Township  1.
Small  stream   entering on western  boundary
of  Section   22,   Block   5   north,   Kange   1,
Township 38.
Creek  No.   3,   rising on  east   side   of   Halls
Prairie   Road   and   flowing   hence   through
N. E. Va of Section 20, Township 8.
Creek  No.   2,   rising  on  east   side  of  Halls
Prairie   Road   and   flowing   hence   through
N. E.  Va  of Section 20, Township 8.
Creek No.   1,  north of Clayton. School-house
on east side of Halls Prairie Road.
Small  unnamed  creek running through  Lots
375  and 201.
Unnamed  stream  flowing north-west through
Sections 2  and   11,  Township   19.
Unnamed  stream   flowing  through  Lots  349,
347i and 348.
Unnamed   stream   running   through   Lot   30,
Township  12.
Stream   rising  in   Block  229,  Group   1,   and
running   into   Bedwell    Bay,   North   Arm
Burrard Inlet.
Unnamed stream running through Town Lot
784,  Port Hammond Townsite.
Unnamed   stream   running  through   Lot   429,
Township 9.
Unnamed stream coming from hill-side about
1,000 feet west of Silverdale Siding, C. P.
Unnamed stream rising north of Keary Street,
Sapperton,   thence  along ravine.
Small creek running through N.   E.   Va  Section 24, Township 26.
Small   stream  flowing  through   N.   E.   Va   of
Section 20, Township  17.
Unnamed stream  flowing through  Lot 32 of
subdivision of Lot  1, Group 3.
Unnamed stream rising half a mile west of
Abbotsford and running through  S.   E.   Va
Section  21,   Township   16,  and  Abbotsford
Unnamed stream flowing through Section  19,
Block 5 north, Range 2 west.
Unnamed stream running through  N.  E.   Va
Section   10,  Township  16.
Unnamed   creek   on   N.   E.   Va   Section   27,
Group 1, Surrey Municipality.
Unnamed   spring   on   S.   E.   Va   Section   24,
Township  8.
Unnamed   spring   on   N.   E.   Va   Section   3,
Township  16.
Unnamed   creek   on   S.   E.    Va   Section   10,
Township 16.
Unnamed stream on __). Vi Section 11, Township  19.
Unnamed stream running through W. V' Lot
190,  Group   1,
Unnamed   creek   emptying   into   North   Arm
Burrard   Inlet,   one  mile  south  of Granite
Unnamed stream running through Lot 376 and
into Burrard Inlet.
Unnamed   stream   flowing   through   Sections
20 and 17 and Lot 226, all in Township 39.
Spring near centre part of N. W.  Va Section
8,  Township  8.
Unnamed stream running from mountains on
west side of Pitt River.
Springs on north end of Lot 109, near Skidway Road, Group 1.
Unnamed stream 20 chains from Austin Road,
Port Moody Road, New Westminster.
Unnamed stream running south across Austin
Road,  Township  38.
Unnamed stream running through Section 30,
Township  12.
Unnamed  "reek passing through  Sections 29
and 32, Township 16.
A small spring situated on legal Subdivision
13, Section 4, Township 2.
Spring on California Street, between Welton
Avenue and Thorne Avenue, Mission City.
Spring on Lot 18, Block 96, Mission City.
Unnamed stream flowing through the N. E. Va
of Section 24, Township i.
Unnamed stream running through N.  W.  Va
of Section 31, Township 29.
Two small lakes on Lots 360 and 362, Group
1, known as  East and West Lakes.
Stream rising on Lot 305, Group 1,
Spring on S. E. Va Section 35, Township 16.
Spring on N. E*  Va Section 35, Township 16.
Stream running across Section  18, in Township 22 and Section 13, Township 19,
Small   stream   running   through   District  Lot
2(P, Group   1.
Spring rising on S. E- Va Section 1, Township
Unnamed stream flowing through N. E. Section 7, Township 24.
Stream on N. W. Vi Section 3, Township 2.
Stream running through Section 29, Township
1, south-east of Nicomekl River.
Unnamed stream in N. E. Va Section 2, Township 19,
Unnamed  stream  running through   Lots  376
and 202 and emptying into Burrard Inlet.
Unnamed creek flowing through Lot 51, Group
2, into Boundary Bay.
Statements of claims may also be filed
to water in any unnamed spring, stream,
creek, pond, gulch, lake, or other source of
water supply, in the vicinity of any of the
said creeks, etc.'
Dated February 21st, 1912.
Minister  of  Lands,
mch 2 mch. 30
Water Branch.
In the matter of the Board of Investigation
created by Part III. of the "Water Act" for
the determination of water rights existing on
the 12th day of March, 1909; and in the
matter of the following creeks in the New
Westminster  Water  District:—
Alta or Summit Lake.
Alpha Lake.
Allan Creek.
Britannia Creek.
Boulder Creek.
Clementine Creek.
Capilano River.
East Branch of Capilano River.
Chee-kee  Creek.
Cheakamus River.
Cheakumus River,  North  Branch.
Cheakamus River, South-east Fork.
Cold  Creek.
Caldwell Creek.
Cathedral  Canyon.
Crocker Creek.
Cypress Creek.
Daisy Lake.
Deer Creek.
Eight-mile Creek or Soo River.
Elaha or Squamish River.
Furry Creek.
Fitzsimmons Creek.
Green Lake.
Houlgate Creek.
Holmden Creek.
High Falls Creek.
Lynn Creek.
Lewis  Creek.
Mineral Creek.
Mamquam River.
Little Mamquam River.
McCartney  Creek.
Mosquito   Creek.
Mislilooet   River.
Mackay Creek.
Mud   Creek.
Martin Creek.
McDonald   Creek.
Nita Lake.
Nelson  Creek.
Olsen Creek.
Rice Lake.
Shone Creek.
Seymour   Creek.
Stoney Creek.
Upper Stoney Creek.
South Valley Creek.
Skookum  River.
Summit or Alta Lake.
Soo River or  Eight:mile Creek.
Sunshine Creek.
Silver Falls.
Sisters Creek.
Squamish or Elaha River.
South Squamish River.
Swift Creek.
Shovelnose  Creek.
Shannon Creek.
Straamus or Stroamus River.
Trafalgar Creek.
Tenderfoot   Creek.
Thames Stream.
Unnamed creek, flowing into Lynn Creek.
Nnnamed creek flowing into Nelson Creek.
Unnamed creek flowing into Seymour
Unnamed creek flowing into Squamish
River through District Lot 977.
Unnamed stream in District Lot 549.
Stream running through District Lot 600,
Group 1.
Stream on Block 43 of Subdivision of District Lots 771 and 547, Group 1.
Unnamed stream running in on north
boundary of District Lot 626.
Stream on District Lot 271.
Small creek running through Lot 775 in
southerly direction.
Small stream running into North Arm,
Burrard Inlet, opposite, works of the
Vancouver  Power Company.
Unnamed mountain stream coming in on
the north boundary-line of Lot 25, in
Municipality of North Vancouver.
Small stream running in a southerly direction into Burrard Inlet, about one
mile and a half east of Seymour Creek.
Unnamed stream flowing through E. J4
of District Lot 1240, Group 1.
Unnamed stream running east and west
through Lot 950, southern portion.
Creek running through District Lots 979
and 812, Group 1.
Unnamed stream flowing through eastern
portion of District Lot 2028.
Unnamed stream close to eastern boundary of same.
Unnamed stream rising in Lot 1494,
North Vancouver District.
Unnamed stream on west shore of Mainland emptying into Howe Sound opposite east shore Bowen Island.
Unnamed stream having its source north
of District Lot 559, and running in a
southerly direction through the said lot
into Burrard Inlet.
Unnamed stream which runs through Lot
2049  and  Lot  2048.
Unnamed stream which runs southerly
through subdivision of north-easterly
part of District Lot 871.
Unnamed creek on Lot 230, about 12
chains from south-west corner.
Unnamed stream running from Lot 1406
through Lots 1360 and 2048 into Burrard Inlet.
Unnamed stream which passes through
District Lot 881, flowing south-westwards into District Lot 785, and
through District Lot 880.
Unnamed stream passing through District
Lot 785 westwards.
Unnamed creek flowing through District
Lots 1301, 869, 803, and 862.
* Unnamed  stream  on  north  boundary  of
District Lot 882.
Unnamed   stream   flowing   south-easterly
through District Lots 2003 and 2004.
Unnamed creek entering North Arm of
Burrard Inlet on west side, between
Brighton Beach and Point Beautiful.
First gulch south of Schooner Harbour.
and running through Lot 2076, Group
Unnamed creek running through easterly
part of District Lot 801, North Vancouver.
Unnamed creek running westerly from
Snow Flat, on Lots ioot, 1002, 1003,
1004, Group 1, and all unnamed springs,
streams, creeks, ponds, gulches, and
lakes tributary to or in the vicinity
of the  above-named  streams.
Take notice that each and every person,
partnership, company, or municipality who.
on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed to forward on or before
the 29th day of February, 1912, to the Chief
Water Commissioner at the Parliament Buildings at Victoria, a memorandum of claim in
writing as required by section 27 of the said
Act as amended. Printed forms for sudi
memorandum (Form No. 19) can be obtained
from any of the Water Commissioners in the
And take notice that the said Board of
Investigation intends to proceed to tabulate
such claims on or about the 30th day of
March,   1912.
After the claims have been tabulated by the
Board, notice will be given of the places aud
days on which evidence and argument will
be heard at local points.
Dated at Victoria this 13th day of January,
jan. 20 mar. 30
British   Columbia   Dredging   Fleet,   Supplies,
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the undersigned at Vancouver, B.C., and endorsed
on the envelope "Tender for Supplies," will
be received up to noon, March 28th, 1912, for
the supply of the following articles, for use
of the British Columbia Dredging Fleet, at
Victoria, B.C., for 12 months ending March
31st, 1913:
Manila Rope.
Ship Chandlery.
Paints,   Oils   and   Varnish.
Wire Rope.
Fresh Fish.
Valves and Fittings.
Oils,  Greases,  etc.
Steel Castings.
Fresh  Vegetables.
The supplies must be of the best quality
of their several kinds and must be delivered
at the points specified in the various forms
of tender.
The department reserves the right to accept
the whole or part of any tender.
Forms of tender may be obtained at the
office of Wm. Henderson, Esq., Resident
Architect, Victoria, B.C.,_ at the office of G.
A. Keefer, Esq., District Engineer, New
Westminster, B.C., and at the office of the
Superintendent of Dredges, Room 40, Post-
office  Building,  Vancouver,  B.C.
The Department does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
Superintendent of Dredges,
Vancouver,   B. C.
March  13th,  1912.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if they insert it without authority
from  the  Department.
mch 23
mch 30
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot ss. Queen Charlotte District,
by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on the 27th of December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said land to the
Canadian North Pacific Fisheries, Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th February, 1912.
mch 9 June 8
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Elizabeth C. Clayton, of
Bella Coola, occupation Widow, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post planted on island in Bella Coola River and about
opposite the North-east corner of Lot a;
thence westerly 7 chains 80 links, more or
less; thence north-westerly 19 chains, more
or less; thence northerly 4 chains, more or
less; thence north-easterly 10 chains, more or
less; thence easterly 16 chains more or less;
thence south-easterly 4 chains, more or less;
thence southerly 9 chains, more or less, to
point of commencement.
Dated January  19th,  1912.
feb. 3 mch 30
NOTICE is hereby given that the rest
established by notice published in the Bri
Columbia Gazette of the 14th August, il
and dated the 13th August, 1884, is cance
in so far as the same relates to Fractic
Sections 2 and 11, Township 12, and t
portion of Section 35, Townsnip 10, Koote
District, lying North of the C. P. R. ri
of way and West of the __). & N. Rail'
right of way in order that a sale of the
lands may be made to Henry L. Simons.
Deputy Minister of Land
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan 13 ai
NOTICE is hereby given that the re
existing over the lands described as Lot
2130, Group One, New Westminster Dis
by reason of a notice bearing date of the
of June, 1907, and published in the B
Columbia Gazette on August 29th, 19c
cancelled so to permit of a lease of the
being given to Albert Scott.
Deputy Minister of Lai
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January sth, 1912.
jan 13
NOTICE is hereby given that the rei
existing over the lands described as Lot
2130, Group One, New Westminster Dis
by reason of a notice bearing date of the
day of June, l9°7j and published in
British Columbia Gazette on August
1007, is cancelled so as to permit of a
of the lands being given to Albert Scott.
Deputy Minister of Lan<
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan 13
NOTICE is hereby given that the Resi
existing over Lot 6623, Group One, Koote
District, formerly embraced in Timber Lic<
No. 16727, by reason of a notice bearing; <
of 24th December, 1907, and published in
British Columbia Gazette of 27th Decern
1907, is cancelled in order that a sale 0:
said lands may be effected to Elizabeth
Deputy Minister of La
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
February 8th, 1912.
feb. 17 ma
District of Rupert
TAKE notice that E. Shaw, of Vancou
B.C., clerk, intends to apply for permis
to purchase the following described landf
Commencing at a post planted at the no
east corner of Lot 20 (situated on the Ni
kish River), being the north-west cornei
land applied for; thence east 80 cha
thence south 40 chains; thence west
chains; thence north 40 chains to point
Dated   March   ist,   1912.
Geo.   F.  Hibberd,  Ag
mch 23 ma
District of Malahat
TAKE notice that Arthur W. McCurdy
Victoria, B.C., occupation Retired, intena
apply  for  permission   to  lease  the  follov
described lands:—Commencing at a post pi
ed   at   the  southeasterly  corner   of  Lot
Malahat  District, thence  southwesterly ai
the  shore  of Saanich   Inlet  to  the south
angle  of  said  lot;   thence   east  five  cha
thence northeasterly parallel  to the short
Saanich Inlet to a point five chains soutl
the point of commencement; thence north
chains to the point of commencement.
Dated  March  nth,   1012,
mch 23
Limited   Liability.
TAKE NOTICE that three months f
the date of the first insertion of this ni
herein application will be made to His Ho:
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for
Order in Council, changing the present
porate name of the above company to
United Coal and Development Comp
Limited Liability."
Dated this 28th day of February,  1912
6. L. MILNE,
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,  and the  outside of the  en-
should be indited "Hand-writ-
lAbsolute privacy is guaranteed.
The Coal Strike
The    Shuffle—Revolution?   A    Suggested Remedy
A nation at the height of its prosperity is a well shuffled pack of cards,
but various influences in the employment of the cards at any game, no
matter how honestly played, causes
them to "pack" at the end of each
stage of the game—this renders a
good shuffle necessary before another
stage is entered on; this precaution
neglected the following stage favours
one party at the cost of the other.
There are different ways and means
of shuffling, honest ancl dishonest,
efficient and inefficient, dependent
very much on the morals and abilities
of the operator; there are games of
pure skill which favour the more experienced and better educated players,
there are those of pure chance which
when honestly played favour all parties alike in the long run, whilst there
are those of the latter sort which
favour the unscrupulous at the expense of the honest; card games have
their rules and conventions—nations
have their laws and constitutions.
Card games come in and go out of
fashion periodically as skill and convention render them unattractive
when more effort has to be bestowed
on them than mere recreation would
call for. When the proper sense of
proportion ceases to exist the "play-
the-game" principle begins to kick—
the players complain, fresh cards or
a good shuffle alone satisfies all
The ist March in England marks
the commencement of a shuffle and
it is going to be a good one and it
is hoped a peaceful, honest one
though none the less thorough. Tropical nations and warm blooded ones
have recourse to fanatical disturbances and hot blooded revolutions,
but a nation that can cool its heads
at either pole and warm its feet at
the equator can shuffle and "muddle
through" very efficiently in  its own
quiet way although it may take its
pleasures sadly in the eyes of the
"onlooker."        *
The shuffle has commenced in earnest and the coal miner has come
to the conclusion that everything considered his game is not worth the
candle as played under present social conditions; his life is short and
not a merry one; his higher wages
as compared with other trades dependent on his efforts do not compensate him for the amount of sweat
he puts into it; education for which
he had no desire when young is useless to him and has only gone towards opening up a gap in his domestic arrangements whilst his eyes
are opened to the fact that his employer does not interest himself in
his welfare to the extent he should;
he sees that that employer enjoys life
and enriches himself doing practically nothing whilst that same employer
need not send his children to school
and are fast becoming less educated
than his own, to whom education up
to a certain standard is compulsory.
There is probably no trade or industry in which so many unknown factors ent§r the daily life and favour
one individual at the expense of another, none which lends.itself to favouritism on the part of an official
over a subordinate—he is tied down
to piece-work and a limited daily time
in an unhealthy atmosphere in which
he works it would be an inducement
to him to promote its welfare; but
no, his employer bars this, it gives
the labourer too strong a hold over
his own interests. The lack of trust
between employer and employed in
every branch of trade has been the
birth of trades unions and now we
have come to the parting of the
waters. Will they meet again naturally or will they have to be brought
together by artificial means. Has the
game become unfashionable as in the
case of the domestic servant who
found that compulsory education
taught him that polishing an office
stool was more profitable and less
trouble than    polishing ■ a  master's
What you want, the way you want it
Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.    Do not forget—We always
keep on hand guaranteed
New Laid Eggs.
The TEA KETTLE    nw douglas st.
MISS M. WOOLDRIDGE, Proprietress        Opposite the Victoria Theatre
Chas. Hayward
Reginald Hayward
F. Caselton
Phones 2235,   2336,   2237, 2238,   2239
The B. C. Funeral Furnishing Co.
{Successors to Charles Hayward)
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
1016 Govt. St. Established 1867 Victoria, B. C.
boots. What if many of the younger
miners take to farming, emigration,
town-work—who is to produce the
coal upon which every other British
Industry depends. Party Government does not seem to be able to
tackle the question with any success.
What about Territorial Forces of
which we hear so much and see so
little; now is the time for Lord Haldane to produce his conjuring trick,
materialize his ghost and show how
it can dig with pick and shovel as
well as merely play at soldiers. If
he will only do this and show that
his players have two sources of earning a living he need have no fear
about a long run, full houses and an
appreciative audience.
C. B. S.
A country clergyman on his round of visits
interviewed a youngster as to his acquaintance with Bible stories.
"My lad," he said, "you have of course
heard of parables?"
"Yes, sir," shyly answered the boy, whose
mother had instructed him in sacred history,
"yes, sir."
"Good,"  said  the  clergyman.     "Now,  which
of them do you like best?"
The boy squirmed; but at last heeding
his  mother's  frowns  hc replied:
"I guess I like that one where somebody
loafs and fishes."
There are nervous women; there are hyper
nervous women. But women so nervous that
the continual rustle of a silk skirt makes
them nervous—no, there are no women so
nervous  as  that.
The Occasional Gleams from the Courts:—
0'   Liberty,   Liberty!     What   Crimes   are
committed  in  Thy  Name!
"I have the liberty to do what I like with
my husband."—Witness at Tower Bridge.
"Oh, that's a fashion plate, is it?" said
the man from the country, glancing at the
every evening "Standard" girl. "Well, for
my taste, give me a little more meat on
the plate."
'Pa, what makes the cost of living so high?"
'The cost of living so high, my son."
Look at our complete 4
room outfit for $242.50
Today is your last chance
to see the rooms on our
fourth floor
The More You
Spend, The
More You
Every Man Should
If through the smoke you see visions of a "Happy Home"—a new home—if, in other words, you are going to be
one of the after-Easter-husbands, you are the man we want to interest. You, and every man, should know of the
wonderful offerings of this establishment. This is the one store in the country that offers you a big assortment
of every home-furnishing need—that shows every home-furnishing necessary under one roof. Men, and especially
business men, will understand the great advantages of buying in large quantities and for spot cash. This is what
we do, and is one main reason for the excellent values this establishment offers. We don't profess to sell "cheaper"
FURNITURE than anyone else, but we do claim to give better quality for the same money. The best advice we
can give to any prospective buyer of home-furnishings is to come to the Store that Saves you Money.
Rich Spring Carpets
In the last few days we received from the Templeton Factories large shipments of rich carpets for the Spring trade.
These included some very handsome patterns in Brussels, Axminsters and Wiltons. These are now on display in
the Carpet Department, and we suggest an early visit so that you may view the complete assortments. Hundreds
of delighted customers throughout this city and country bear witness to the high quality and the excellent values
offered in our Carpet Department, and that's the best kind of reason why you should investigate our offerings before
investing a penny in Carpets. Costs nothing to visit our store. These prices are for Carpets made and laid by
skilled workmen.
Tapestry Carpets from, per yard 75c Wilton Carpets from, per yard $1.90
Brussels Carpets from, per yard $1.25 Axminster Carpets from, per yard $1.90
Velvet Carpets from, per yard $1.50
^ij MONFy:
£■.;■■•: -VV*;.-  ;•* *■••;■•.J.
The Severest
Critics can find
no Fault with
our Goods 10
Mrs. George P. Sterling from Winnipeg, is visiting in Victoria.
* *   *
Miss M. Minto has returned from
visiting friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. H. Ford, of Somenos, is
making a brief stay in the city.
Mrs. T. P. Jones of Hazelton, has
been visiting friends in  Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. R. G. Monteith and party and
Mr. Arthur Gore and party motored
up to Alberni last week.
* *   *
Mr. Robert Irving of Vancouver,
has been staying in the city and was
registered at the Empress Hotel.
Miss Mabel French from the Terminal City, is staying at the Empress
on a brief visit.
* *   *
Mr. J. H. Griffen of Nanaimo, B.C.,
was in Victoria on Tuesday last on
* #   *
Mr. W. R. Robertson from Vernon,
was registered recently at the Dominion Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Muir of Medicine
Hat, are staying at the King Edward
«   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Thompson, of
Calgary, are among the many guests
in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. Richard Jones, of this city, was
a guest in Nanaimo for a few days
last week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Munro, Vancouver,  are  staying at the  Empress
* *   *
Miss Violet Hickey, Vancouver,
has  been   the   guest  of  Mrs.   A.   S.
Gore, Cook Street.
* *   *
Mrs. John Kent, of Vancouver, is
in the city and is the guest of Mrs.
Janies Whiteley 920 Collinson street.
* *   *
Mr. Ken Gillespie, of Cowichan
Lake,  was in town last week for a
few days.
*   *
Mr. Kenneth McCallum spent last
week-end in Alberni, B.C., visiting his
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Douglas St.,
was hostess during the week of a
smart tea, given for Miss Veva Blackwood.
* *   *
Mr. Gordon Van Hook, accompanied by his partner Mr. Walter
Walace were guests recently at the
Empress Hotel from Vancouver.
* *   *
Miss Nellie Woodrow, Vancouver,
accompanied by her sister, is enjoying   a   pleasant   vacation    in    Los
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Macdonald, of
Vancouver, B.C., arrived in Victoria
during the week and are guests at the
Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mrs. F. S. Hussey, who has been
visiting Mrs. Thos. Corsan in Seattle,
has returned to her home  in  Van-
On Thursday afternoon last a meeting was held at the Empress Hotel
by Miss Agnes Deans Cameron, to
discuss the advisability of forming a
Woman's Press Association in Victoria.
* *   *
Among the guests registered at the
Tsukiji Seiyoken Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, are Mrs. Briggs from Victoria,
also Mrs. F. M. Reade, who is accompanied by her daughter, Mrs.
Granville  Cuppage on  a  tour round
the world.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Robson, of
"Oakleigh," Head Street, announce
the engagement of their eldest
daughter Eleanor Scott to Robert
Walter Crompton of this city.. The
marriage has been arranged to take
place in the Autumn.
* «   *
Miss Orr, who has been for some
time head of the surgical ward of
the Jubilee Hospital in this city, and
who recently resigned, is visiting
friends in Vancouver. Miss Orr's
marriage to Mr. Williams, of Victoria, will take place on April 17th,
from the residence of her sister, Mrs.
Powell, at Duncans, B.C.
A very pretty wedding was celebrated recently at the First Presbyterian Church, when Rev. Dr.
Campbell united in marriage Mr.
Archibald Cameron Sinclair, of Victoria, and Miss Lillian Lydia, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Ward, of Twickenham, England. The
bride wore a handsome costume of
cream cloth with hat to match and
carried a beautiful bouquet of bride
roses. Miss^ Catherine MacKay, sister of the bridegroom, made a charming bridesmaid and carried a bouquet
of pink roses. The bridegroom was
supported by Mr. John H. Alexander.
On their return from their honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair will take
up their residence in this city.
Mrs. Marpole, of Shaughnessy
Heights, Vancouver, gave a small but
smart tea recently in honour of her
mother, Mrs. Holmes, of Victoria,
who is at present her guest. The
drawing-rooms were charmingly
adorned with tall palms, daffodils and
masses of violets. The tea table was
presided over by Mrs. Watts, Mrs.
McMullen, Mrs. Mayne Hamilton,
Mrs. Studd and Miss Holmes. Among
the guests were: Lady Tupper and
Miss Tupper, Mrs. Carey, Mrs. Senkler, Mrs. F. C. Wade, Mrs. Beetham,
Mrs. Sperling, Mrs. Richards, Mrs.
Symes, Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. Townsend,
Mrs. Hartley, Mrs. Crickmay, Mrs.
Leggatt, Mrs. Simmons, Mrs. Green,
Mrs. Huntting, Mrs. Gardiner Johnson, Mrs. Hinde Bowker, Mrs. Mclvor Campbell, Mrs. A. P. Proctor,
Mrs. Flindt, Mrs. W. E. Burns, Mrs.
Leslie Wright, Miss Cambie, Miss
Aileen Green, Miss Ida Cambie, Miss
Cowdry, and Miss Geraldine Cambie.
Th la trademark on the foot-rail
identified metal bed* that are perfectly made In every particular.
Look for it when you boy.
Some day you'll need a davenport like this. Not too expensive,
yet strong, attractive, roomy and
comfortable. No home should
be without one.
The thing people most like about the "IDEAL" Steel Davenpoit is
its simplicity Nothing burdensome, intricate or breakable about it.
Nothing co get out of order, or collapse at any time. Back is quickly
lowered to maks a thoroughly comfortable bed when desired.
All s'.eel rrame, finished in gold bronze. Springs in seat and back.
Mattress securely fastened to both back and seat, covered with green
denim.   Length is 73 inches, width of seat 22 inches, width when open 47 inches.
Be sure and ask youi dealer to show you the "IDEAL* Steel Davenport. Our
trademark identifies the genuine. Other "Space-Saving Specialties" are shown in
our bookie), sent free if you write our nearest office for Book No, *,(j0
Fuel  for   Public   Buildings
SEALED TENDERS will be received by
the Hon. the Minister of Public Works up to
12 o'clock noon on Monday, 25th day of
March, 1912, for supplying antl delivering
best lump coal required at the Provincial
Government Buildings at Victoria, as enumerated hereunder, during the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1913, to be delivered in such
auantities and at such times as may be
irected during the period above stated.
The approximate annual consumption of coal
at each of the buildings named is as follows:
Best lump coal in sacks—
Parliament Buildings, Victoria...230 tons.
Government House, Victoria... .110 tons.
Court-house, Victoria      60 tons.
The above-mentioned quantities are not
guaranteed; the quantity actually required
may  be  under  or  above   the  figures  stated.
Tenders to be based on ton of 2,240 lb.
Each delivery must be accompanied by an
oflici.il weigh-master's certificate.
Tenders shall bc accompanied by a cheque
in thc sum of $ 1 oo, or a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works, which will be forfeited if the party tendering decline or neglect
to enter into the contract when called upon
to do so.
The cheques of unsuccessful tenderers will
be returned upon the execution of the contract.
The Department is not bound to accept the
lowest or any tender.
Tenders must be signed by the actual signature of the tenderers.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B. C, 6th March, 1912.
mch. 9 mch. 23
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tenders for School Desks," will be received by
the Hon. the Minister of Public Works, up
to 12 o'clock noon of Monday, ist day of
April, 1912, for supplying and delivering the
following school desks packed or crated and
ready for shipment to places to be hereafter
designated to the order of the Department at
Vancouver or Victoria, B.C., on or before the
30th June next:—
Single  Desks
Size   No.   5 600
Size   No.   3 Soo
Size   No.   2 800
The desks are to be quoted at a price per
The name of the desk and maker to be mentioned in tenders.
No tender will be entertained unless accompanied by an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank of Canada, payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works, or by cash, in the
amount of two hundred and fifty dollars
($250), which will bc forfeited if the party
tendering decline to enter into contract when
called upon to do so, or if he fail to complete
the contract.
Cheques of unsuccessful tenderers will be
returned upon signing of contract.
The Department is not bound to accept the
lowest or any tender.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 12th March, 1912.
mch. 16 mch. 30
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are the most economical you a|
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and quality of the riding treads equal tr.
of any two ordinary tires.
Their chief value, however, lies in the prot-j
tion they afford both passengers and car in check!
every tendency to slip or skid on any kind of wetf
slippery road or when making sharp emergency tur|
which tells why Republic "Staggard Tread" Tl
give more service at less expense and are safer tf
any other kind.
Distributors for B. G.
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Formerly Songhees
Completely rehabilitated, under new management.
Music from 6.30 to 8.30 and 10 to 1 a.m.   L. Turner, Leader.
A Merchants' Club Luncheon served in a jiffy from noon until 2|
40 cents.   Reserve your tables in advance.
$1.00 Table d'Hote Dinner
Every Sunday
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Dealers in Silks, Laces Etc.
Ladies' and Children's
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it is derived, and the process
by which it is made, and for a
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and appealing to the taste,
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As a Sprin
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for  Churches,  Schools,   Public   Bt
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4000 well cultivated, repeatedly transplanted
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Plant Hollies for Ornament Gf Profit
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Care* Road Victoria, THE .WEEK*..SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1912
irhe Week's Rumour*, Aid
Humours ...   ..
. (By The ^|«JiJC
Ihat the new Police Patrol is "a
|ig of beauty and a joy (ride) for-
* *   *
|hat this accounts for the fact that
occupants are so hilarious.
* *   *
|hat it is about time that the Po-
Commissioners purchased a m'o-
|car for the Chief of Police.
* *   *.
hat he has almost as much need
Ine as the Fire Chief.
»   *   *
lat Police Magistrate Jay knows
to handle the motor car speeders.
* *   *
liat in spite of repeated promises
lets little support from the Auto-
|ile Association.
* *   *
I at this august body has on sev-
occasions promised to discipline
efractory members, but persist-
* *   *
at the test for membership does
ippear to be very high or exact-
* *      ¥
at the number of unlicensed
liles who are permitted to drive
rs is on the increase.
* *   *
I at it would take a 70-h.p. racing
ine to catch up with many of
joy-riders" at night.
* *   *
hat the mounted policemen can
Iter catch the cars nor read the
* *   *
Jiat everybody now knows "where
fa lives."
* *   *
|iat there were "no flies" on this
it  little  musical  comedy  except
* *   *
Iiat its French flavour made it
ily piquant.
* *   *
Iiat while it was all "delicious
ing" it was one of the most en-
tining little things we have had
a long time.
* *   * .
hat the Colonist's report of Pre-
McBride's speech at Esquimalt
|Wednesday was crqwded out by
Jardine's election address.
* *.   *
hat the President of the Victoria
nch of the Navy League is Clive
Hips Wolley.   Daily papers please
*' *   *
'hat during the electoral campaign
Victoria   Daily   Times   passed
Dugh a period of moderation suc-
ded by a spasm of fury.
* *   *
i'hat it never can keep good more
n five minutes at a time.
* *   *
That "23" always is an unlucky num-
since "skidoo" came into fashion.
* *   *
That a big lie may be almost
oic, but a little one is hardly worth
* *   *
hat "joy may endure for a night,
weeping cometh in the morning."
* *   *
hat it is always well to be "off
the old love," before you think
are "on with the new."
* *   *
Ihat when    Kipling    wrote "The
ale of the species is deadlier than
male," he was thinking what a
utiful liar Eve was.
* *   *
|hat "there is no fool like a (s)old
* *   *
Ihat the Montreal Witness must
getting in its dotage when it can-
| tell jest from earnest, even in the
urday Evening Post.
* *   *
hat John Dougall, Sr., must have
ied in his grave when he read the
ness1 editorial'on "Literature in
erican Universities."
* *.   *
|hat delays are dangerous and we
yet have, to put up with a Cana-
Navy "made in, Germany."
|hat the flowing tide did not leaye
one Liberal pebble on the beach.
That according to the Victoria
Times nothing stands between the
country and ruin except two Socialists. ! .   .    .   . **,
* *.   *
That the "Blue Ruin Brigade" lost
tlieir deposits almost to a man.
* *.■ *
That the fate of two Vancouver
editors may be taken as evidence that
the "pen is still mightier than the
* *   *
That on Thursday there was one
more political Sunset in Vancouver.
That the Vancouver daily press can
furnish a tinker and a tailor but not
a cabinet maker.
* *   *
That the alleged unpopularity of
the Attorney-General wears a very
mythical aspect if one consults the
* *   *
That a bunch of Liberal "has-beens"
"also ran" in the Terminal City.
* *   *
That the cave of Abdullam in Victoria collapsed and buried a lot of
cranks in the ruins.
* *   *
That the "Big Four" vote makes
the kickers look "like thirty cents."
* *   *
That everybody in Victoria is sorry
for Dick Elliott, but no one quite
so sorry as he.
* *   *
That now that the election is over
it is expected that his indisposition
will be cured.
* *   *
That Mr. P. Williams had a close
call in Ladysmith and probably "the
last call."
* *   *
That the most gratifying feature
of the campaign was the manly fashion in which Mr. McBride stood up
to the Socialists.
* *   *
That it is a long time since they
had to listen to so many plain truths
* *   *
That probably the most unpalatable
one was, that if they worked more
and talked less they would be better
* *   *
That the most popular victory in
the Province was that of Harry Pooley in Esquimalt.
* *   *
That to "snow under" four competitors and make them all lose their
deposits is a fine record.
* *   *
That with the least share of luck
Harry will represent the historic division for the rest of his natural life.
* *   *
That the experience of independent
candidates and independent Conservatives must be rather discouraging.
* *   *
That few leaders are as big as their
Party, but Mr. McBride is one of
* *   *
That no victory was better deserved than that of Mr. Speaker in
Saanich, who conducted a campaign
worthy of the finest constituents in
the Province.
* *   *
That Sir Hibbert Tupper never did
fizz on the electors of B. C. and now
he falls as flat as dishwater.
* *   *
That the reception which Premier
Asquith met with in the House of
Commons proves that Old Country
members can rise above their Party.
j That the Unionist cheers were a
fine tribute, to a capable and conscientious statesman.
* *   *
That Miss Christabel Pankhurst is
still "missing."
* *   *
That it begins to look as, if the
Lloyd George bubble is nearly ready
to burst.
* *   *
That the oration of the Liberal
hopeful, M. A. MacDonald, was
largely a matter of "hammer and
* *   *
That it is a long time since so
much "hot air" was compressed into
one receiver.
* *   *
That the former Liberal orator,
imported from Prince Rupert, Mr.
Cowper, could give the new one
* *   *
That it is a pity that the Liberal
Party    should    have    an    absolute
monopoly of "orators."
* *   *
That Alderman Gleason is about to
publish a small handbook entitled
"Etiquette for Aldermen."
* *   *
That the Premier's tribute to the
splendid services of the Colonist
during the recent campaign was a
pleasurable surprise to the genial
* *   *
That after the result of the elections the Victoria Times has another
guess coming as to who rules Mc
On the main drainage channel on
.the N. W. corner of Beaver Lake,
right on the shore at high water
.mark is a pig ranch, where pigs are
.being bred in large numbers. This
place was formerly known as Mark's
place, is now owned by a man named
.McFadden, who sold the pig-raising
.tract to another party. About fifteen
pigs were seen wallowing in the peaty
mud of the shore line.
* *   *
About 900 feet further up stream
.is another pig ranch, possessing a
.slaughter house, in whicii pig's entrails are left lying around in large
quantities in a putrid condition, the
living pigs wallowing amongst said
entrails and mud, the effluent of whicii
is carried directly to Elk Lake.
* *   *
. Still further up this stream are cow-
barns, pig sties, stables, etc. These
were not visited.
* *   *
On the N. E. corner another stream
runs into Elk Lake, near which a
piggery was seen to contain about
.one dozen large white pigs. The
.drainage from this piggery runs directly into Elk Lake.
* *   *
There are three or four ranches on
.this stream further up, with stables,
cess pits, etc.
* *   *
On the main road on the East shore
of Elk Lake is some settlement, with
.stables, cess pits, etc. The refuse
from the stables being used for
.manure, same being laid practically
on the lake shore.
* *   *
On the west shore of the Lake are
several habitations with stables, etc.
Easter Cards
From 2 for 5 Cents to
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1004 Government St., late Waitt's Music Store
Telephone 63
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What the Panama Canal will Mean
Probable Effect upon Cities
of Canada
Today the position on Canada's Pacific coast is this: The bulk of shipments from the East come over the
C. P. R., and the Vancouver merchant pays from $34 to $64 a ton, or
from $1.70 to $3.20 per 100 pounds
in car load lots to the railway company for bringing out his general
merchandise from the factories of the
East. If he is a hardware man and
wants to buy machinery in Montreal
it will cost him over $30 a ton to
ship it to the west coast over the
C. P. R. Vice-versa, when the lumberman or the canner wants to send
away his lumber or his fish to the
big markets on the Atlantic it costs
him, or his consumer, from $14 to $18
a ton in freight bills alone. Heavy
freight, such as cement, pipes, tin-
plate, galvanized iron, etc., which the
Western merchant orders largely
from.the Old Country, generally travels by way of the Suez Canal, or else
through the Straits of Magellan. A
small amount is shopped via the Teh-
uantepec Railway. The rates via Magellan Straits vary between $6 and $7
a ton on cargoes such as cement and
run from $6 up on general cargoes
according to their values, while to
take a 1,000 feet of British Columbia
lumber to Europe through the Suez
Canal costs about $16. But against
these fairly low rates must be placed
the great length of time taken on the
voyage. Passages by these sea routes
vary from 80 to 90 days, and the
Straits of Magellan route is never
considered a very safe one. All these
conditions will be profoundly changed
when the canal opens. Even in some
cases where "time is money," the new
route will be expeditious enough to
compete with existing all-rail route.
The Outlook for Pacific Shipment
of Wheat
Turn to the wheat situation. The
Canadian prairies are already exporting nearly 200,000,000 bushels of
wheat a year. The railways have
been unable to handle the crop—and
have been blamed for not doing the
impossible. Only a comparatively
small portion of it could reach ter-
minah points before navigation on the
St. Lawrence was closed. The grain
spout is too small. This past year
it has been badly choked. Next year
it is likely to be still more throttled.
Some other outlet has to be found.
To the more Western part of the
prairies, it is believed that the Panama Canal will supply this outlet, so
that British Columbian ports will
handle the Alberta and some of the
Saskatchewan grain. At present, the
rate per bushel for sending wheat
from Calgary to Fort William is 14.4
cents. From Edmonton and Macleod
it is 15 cents—as compared .with
Moose Jaw's 10.8 rate and Brandon's
Comparative Distances via East
and West
Here is an approximate table of
distances; Vancouver to Liverpool,
via the Horn 14,000 miles, via Suez
16,200 miles, via Panama Canal 8,836
miles; Vancouver to New York, via
the Horn 13,900 miles, via Panama
Canal 6,100 miles; New York to
Hong Kong, via the Horn 20,379
miles, via Suez 13,596 miles, via Panama Canal 12,953 miles. Calgary to
Vancouver, 644 miles; to Fort William, 1,260 miles. Moose Jaw to Vancouver, 1,085 miles; to St. John, 2,396
miles. Edmonton to Vancouver, 735
miles; to Fort William,  1,1 miles.
After the Panama Canal is opened,
Vancouver will be 5,564 miles, or 22
days' steaming closer to Liverpool
than she is today. A ship going from
New York to points in Eastern Canada by the Panama Canal will save
7,800 miles, or about a month's steaming. The distance between the Atlantic ports and the Orient will only
be shortened by about 643 miles, but
Panama Canal dues may be less than
those at Suez. So much for the overseas routes: Of the three big grain
centres of Calgary, Moose Jaw and
Edmonton—Edmonton is over 700
miles nearer Vancouver or the mouth
of the Fraser River, than she is to
Fort William at the head of the
Lakes, and Calgary 616 miles nearer;
while Moose Jaw is 1,311 miles closer
to Vancouver, which is an open port
all the year round, than she is to the
winter port of St. John.
Grain shipped to Eastern ports
commands the markets of Europe.
Once the canal is completed, grain
shipped to Vancouver or Westminster or Prince Rupert will command
not only those same markets of Great
Britain and Europe, but those of
South Africa and the Orient as well.
How Wheat Rates Would
Distances are not everything. Rates
count for much. Today it costs about
24.40 cents to ship a bushel of wheat
from Calgary over the summer route
of the Great Lakes to Liverpool. In
the winter by the Eastern route, via
St. John, it costs 34.40 cents to do
the same thing, and 34 cents to send
it by Vancouver and the Tehuantepec
Railway. When the canal is opened
it is calculated that, incl iding tolls,
it will ouly cost 24.40 cents to send
a bushel of wheat from Calgary to
Liverpool via Vancouver. In othel-
words the Pacific Coast route will be
able to compete with the Eastern
summer route on equal terms, and
beat the winter route by ten cents a
bushel. At present, however, it costs
11.70 cents a bushel to bring the grain
over the C. P. R. from Calgary to the
West coast, and only 15 cents to send
it East to the head of the Lakes.
But with a regular grain route established and an active Railway Commission, the Western rates will probably be reduced, and the Vancouver
route will become the cheapest for
Alberta grain all the year round.
Moreover it is well not to forget that
at about the same date as the canal
is opened, the C. N. R. and the G. T.
P. will be completed to the coast, the
former traversing the mountains with
a maximum grade of 4/10 of one per
cent. These being the facts, how can
the opening of the canal fail to gain
a large part of the grain export traffic for the Western ports?
Further likelihood is given to this
change by apparently well-founded reports that Mackenzie & Mann are organizing a line of steamers to ply between England and Vancouver for the
purpose of handling this very grain
traffic through the Panama Canal.
Probable Effect upon General
The wheat traffic has been taken
first as being, perhaps, the one to be
most radically affected by the new
canal route. But the figures already
given, showing the heavy dues exacted
by the railways from the Eastern
manufacturer and the Western canner and lumberman for carriage of
their goods, will have made it clear
that the opening of a short sea route
between the Atlantic and the Pacific
will also affect these concerns very
nearly. Take lumber for example.
The British Columbian mill-man today exports but little lumber. Only
two mills in the province are large
shippers to Europe, the remaining
lumber that is exported going mainly
to Mexico. Rates from Vancouver or
the Fraser River to Europe through
the Panama Canal will be ahout $8.00
per 1,000 feet of lumber, as against
$16.00 through the Suez Canal today.
Instead of costing $300 or more to
ship a carload of 40,000 pounds of
lumber from the Pacific to the Atlantic seaboard by rail, it will only
cost in the neighbourhood of $160
through the canal, even with the payment of canal tolls of between $1.00
and $2.00 a ton.
But ships are not content to carry
freight only one way. Lumber,
wheat, canned fish, etc., will fill their
holds when they leave the Pacific
ports, but what will be there when
they return again? Today the West
buys the bulk of its general merchandise in Europe and the East, even
though it has to pay between $34 and
$64 more for every ton than the stuff
ioosts in the Eastern cities. The
same is true of machinery. For carrying that manufacture across the
continent the railways charge $30 a
ton and upwards for carload lots. To
ship the same stuff through the Panama Canal will cost only $8 or $9
a ton, with delivery in thirty days,
instead of ninety as would be the case
if sent round the Born. Rates halved
or time divided by three. No freight
routes, however firmly established,
and nothing is firmly established in
the West, could resist such competition. The trade of the future between Atlantic and Pacific ports will
surely flow through the new canal.
American navigation laws will make
no difference to this conclusion. If
these laws prevented foreign bottoms
from trading from American ports,
they might have tended to hinder the
use by this route by all but full
cargo steamers. But they do not do
this. A British or Canadian vessel
can enter New York, Savannah, New
Orleans, unload goods from England
at these ports, and take on board
freight for Vancouver or Victoria at
all three ports. She can then pass
through the canal and pick up more
freight for Canadian ports or unload
more of her English or Eastern Canadian cargo at Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Seattle before ending
her journey at a British Columbian
port. All that the American navigation laws prevent her from doing is
carrying goods from one American
port to another—New York to 'Frisco, or Savannah to Seattle. The
Canadian laws on.the other hand forbid an American vessel to unload at
Westminster and then go round to
Burrard Inlet to take on a shipment
for American points. That Canadian
shipment can only be taken on at the
original port of call.
In view of the facts cited above, it
seems impossible to doubt that the
opening of the canal, whether it takes
place in 1913 or 1915, will prove a
great stimulus to trade between the
east and west coasts of America, and
between Europe and the Pacific. That
being so, what will be the result
of this increased activity and diversion of routes on the cities of Canada?
It is in the West that the biggest
development is looked for. The
manufacturing towns of the East,
however, in Canada as well as in the
United States, will also feel the benefit of cheap access to the new Pacific markets. Even now one large
St. John firm ships its heavy metal
products to British Columbia via Tehuantepec, rather than by long rail
haul. The price of many manufactured products should be lowered in
the West, and thus result in a general reduction of the cost of living
in British Columbia and as far inland as Calgary. And not only will
manufactured goods, become cheaper,
but also should groceries, and especially the spices, fruits and sugar that
the West Indies will be able to ship
through the canal to British Columbian ports. For a moment it might
look as if the industrial growth of
the West would be retarded by the
increased importation and competition of the cheaper products of the
East. But the matter is as broad as
it is long. With reduced cost of living-, the cost of labour and of manufacture in the West will also be re*:
duced. The raw materials are on the
spot in British Columbia, and the very
thing that would seem to hamper
most their manufacture on the coast
may ultimately prove to be the greatest aid to that very end. Some have
gone so far as to dream that cheap
importation of raw cotton might almost lead to the springing up of cotton mills on the coast to supply the
huge Oriental demand for this staple.
No Cause for Jealousy at Winnipeg
or Head of the Lakes
The value of British Columbian
lumber will be greatly enhanced by
the openin'g of the markets of the Atlantic to the mills of that province,
while that same lumber will be
cheapened to the builders on the Atlantic coast. The same is true of.
the fisheries. Both canned fish and
fresh fish in cold storage will find
larger markets, and be reduced in
price to the Eastern and European
consumer. P.ulp and paper factories
on the Pacific coast cari not help
benefitting enormously by the opening of the new route, , *C|i*ere will
the cities of the West be built up.
Larger markets will be opened for
their exports, and their imports will
be carried more cheaply to their
shores. They will receive more and
pay less, and they will get richi
But it is the diversion of a large
part of the grain crop of the prairie
to Western ports that will have the
greatest effect on the growth of Canadian cities. Prince Rupert, Vancouver, and the great fresh-water harbour of the Fraser are bound to see
the erection of elevators at their
wharves within the next three years,
and Calgary and Edmonton can look
forward confidently to being the
Winnipegs of the West and Northwest respectively. At the same time
there does not seem to be any reason
Why Winnipeg itself, Port Arthur or
Fort William, should regard this
change any jealousy. The wheat crop
of the prairies is increasing enormously year by year, and all the
Manitoba and much of the Saskatchewan grain will always find its outlet by the present route of the Great
Lakes or the Hudson Bay. Winnipeg
may not reign alone in the future as
queen of the wheat markets of the
American continent, but she will always reign—although sharing her
sovereignty with the two other great
centres of Western population.
Traffic from the Orient
A word now on the traffic from the
Orient that passes east through the
port of Vancouver today. Will not
that be diverted south to the Panama
Canal? Even if it is, this diversion
will not be of very great importance,
as Vancouver would only lose a small
portion of its brokerage business, and
the little labour needed to handle the
shipments. But the most valuable
cargoes, such as silk, will always be
rushed east over the rails. Time is
of t'he utmost importance in handling
these costly goods, and rates become
unimportant for once. On the other
hand, such articles as Japanese matting, rice and reed and cane chairs,
which form a big part of this Oriental
freight, will naturally seek the canal
route to the East and Europe.
The Attitude of the Railroads
To make the foregoing estimate of
the effect of the opening of the Panama Canal come true, three things
are necessary. First, the railways
must not resist these developments.
If they continue to discriminate
against westbound freight to the extent they do today, and try to put
further obstacles in the way of goods
which will seek the coasts from the
interior instead of crossing the continent in trains, they will do much to
deprive the country of the benefits
that should follow the opening of the
Panama route. But it is altogether
improbable that the ' railway companies will pursue such a short-sighted policy, and rumours are already
circulated that both the C. N. R. and
the G. T. P. are planning shipping
lines to take care of the freight carried to their terminals to pass
through the Panama Canal. The C.
P. R. also is said to have laid plans
for building elevators at Vancouver
as soon as the canal is completed.
The companies' own interests and the
controlling hand of the Railway Commission should be sufficient to prevent any hitch in this quarter.
Second the canal tolls must be reasonable. It is generally accepted that
$1.00 a ton will be the lowest rate,
and $2.00 the highest; but there is
a chance that the canal may be free
to all ships. The rough figures of
this article are based on tolls of
about $1.50.
Thirdly, to reap the benefits of increased activity, the ports of Western
Canada must increase harbour facilities. This they are preparing to do.
All the way from San Diego to
Prince Rupert harbour engineers' are
at a premium, and cities are preparing, to expend' frb'm $2|000,ooo to ,$25,-
000,000 on their' docks, and breakwaters, wharves and dredging. For
instance several, dredges are constantly at work at Victoria, and that city
is contemplating the expenditure of
$2,000,000 on a special harbour
scheme. Nanaimo, the coal port, also
has big developments under consideration. Vancouver is in the unfortunate position of owning but little
of her own waterfront, and it depends
more on the C. P. R. than the city
to provide, jlqckage facilities, but the
work of dredging the Narrows is'proceeding apace, and various ambitious
schemes are mooted for harbour extensions. Lastly, Westminster, on
the Fraser, is planning for big things.
Last year she spent $15,000 on an expert engineer to draw up plans of a
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