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 Your Doctor,
A Prescription,
Terry
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Fort & Douglas
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R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria,  B.C.
■>«8«rr-isTinr«Tnnrr»T»v»B-«
HALL & WALKER
Agents
WELLING ON   COLLIERY
COMPANY'S COAL
1232 Government St. Telephone 88
Imjulm tu im i1»,9 xisbuui.
THE WEEK, SATURDA|, JANUARY 3p, 1909
One Dollar Per Annom
The Victoria Colonist has
idem had the most striking adver-
irnalism.       tisement of its career during the present week.    In-
sd it is riot too much to say that it has
ained world-wide notoriety.   True, the
toriety may not be of the kind that any
f-respecting journal would envy, but if
i aim of all advertising is to get talked
mt, it has achieved a supreme success,
the 26th of October, 1908, Mr. R. L.
rden, the leader of the  Conservative
•ty, in response to an invitation from
Colonist to furnish an authoritative
tement of his views on the subject of
iental immigration, telegraphed that he
is in favouirof "a White Canada and the
otection of white labour."   To this dis-
Itch the Colonist forged the additional
prds,   "and  the. absolute   exclusion of
piatics."   For the forgery the editor of
s Colonist is, by the ethics of journalism,
Irsonally responsible.   In order the more
oroujghly  to  deceive  the  electors  the
llonist published what it designated a
1-isimile of the dispatch.   This facsimile
as typewritten on a telegraph form so as
convey absolute conviction of its auth-
ticity.   Further .the Colonist proceeded
comment upon Mr. Borden's declara-
»n, including the added sentence, just as
it were authentic, knowing at the same
ue that the most important part of the
spatch had been manufactured in its own
ice.   So far success would seem to have
owned the enterprising methods of those
10 perpetrated the offence.   In this con-
ction it is only fair to say'that at the
ne the Managing Director had not re-
rned from England and therefore must
exonerated from all blame in the mat-
r;  it is safe to say that if he had been
Victoria the incident could never have
curred.   The first time the public knew
this precious performance was a week
;o when Mr. Borden on the floor of the
ouse indignantly denied the correctness
the dispatch, and announced that the
st sentence had been added by the Col-
ist.   It is also well known that Mr. Bor-
m has demanded from that paper an, ex-
anation, ancl those who know him are
nvinced that he will get it;  when he
>es, and not before, the public will learn
e  truth.   At present  they  are  being
eated to a series of evasions which would
credit to the ingenuity of a Pulitzer.
0 sooner had Mr. Borden made his state-
ent than Mr. Barnard rose in his place
id repudiated the action of the Colonist,
.daring emphatically that no responsibil-
rested with his party or any member
it.    This was the honourable course
lich everyone who knows Mr. Barnard
ould have expected him to pursue.   The
lomptness of his action and the unequivo-
II character of his repudiation has re-
loved Mi1. Barnard entirely from the
Jena of discussion.    The action of the
olonist when these facts became known
as if possible even more amazing than
hen it originally lent itself to the plot,
first of all made an editorial announce-
lent that it had published a dispatch in
]r. Borden's name, which he denied hav-
sent, and expressed regret for the fact,
towing at the same time that the charge
Is entirely different and ignoring alto-
Ither that the gravamen of the offense lay
J the alteration.   Next day, when, owing
J Mr. Borden's fuller explanation, it was
Irced to make some statement it editor-
Illy admitted that the facsimile message
published was not the same as received
by the Colonist from the telegraphic office,
and then it added the remarkable words
that it had "no satisfactory explanation
to offer." Since it knew the facts, and
could have stated them, this was a second
evasion and simply meant that it refused
to do Mr. Borden, Mr. Barnard or the
public the justice of stating the facts;
and here so far as the Colonist is concerned
the matter has been allowed to rest.
Whatever one's party affiliations' there can
be nothing but condemnation for the action
of the Colonist, which stands convicted of
an offense which if not criminal, as contended by the Times, is dishonourable in
the highest degree, and indefensible on all
grounds. The course of the Colonist during the last two years has been watched
with interest, especially in journalistic
circles. That it would sooner or later come
a cropper was inevitable. Fence-straddling
is an arduous, and difficult feat, and invariably ends in a fall, but the severest
critics of the Colonist never expected that
it would be found out in such a conscienceless transaction. To comment on the injury which it has done to the party which
it professed to serve would be a waste of
time. The whole incident only deepens
the conviction that the Colonist is playing
into the hands of the Opposition.
Tlle Week is of opinion that the Magistrate acted wisely on both occasions. If
a Reformatory is of any value its training
and discipline will stand every chance of
rescuing the two boys just committed from
a Criminal career, whereas if they had
been left in their present surroundings
wi$h no guarantee that their parents would
exercise any more control over them than
in the past long before they reached the
age of sixteen they would have become
confirmed criminals, and have brought far
greater sorrow on their family. Sympathy
is never out of place, especially with
juvenile offenders, but unless our moral
reformers are all wrong, and the Beformatory system a gigantic mistake, boys of
ten and eleven with negligent parents are
fit subjects for its care. The Week has
frequently commented on the freedom
which is allowed to children in Victoria.
Some parents resent criticism, but these
are the very ones who cry out first when
the shoe pinches. Magistrate Jay has made
no mistake, and it would be an encouragement to parents who will not look after
their children if the Minister of Justice
should be induced to interfere with his
action.
Touching
The Law.
Police Magistrate Jay has
been severely criticised in
the correspondence columns
of the daily press for sending two boys, aged respectively ten and
eleven, to the Beformatory. The complaint
is enlarged to contrast his action in these
recent cases with that in the case of the
three boys, who* offended similarly some
months ago, ancl who were liberated on
suspended sentence-on condition that they
were apprenticed and sent out of the city.
In justice to the Magistrate it should be
pointed out that when two of the guardians
failed to comply with the order of the
Court within a reasonable time, he exercised his discretion, and had them brought
before him again with the result that they
had to comply with the conditions originally laid down.    In passing it may be
noted that Mr. Oscar Bass' letter setting
forth all the circumstances of the first
trial is unanswerable, and completely demolishes the suggestion that any favoritism was shown, or any undue influence
exercised.   Coming to the case of the two
younger boys it may at once be conceded
that the sending of boys of such tender
age to a Beformatory is a painful spectacle, but the question is, was the Magistrate justified in the course he chose to
adopt?   In the opinion of The Week the
arguments used by those who condemn him
are just the ones which, to an unprejudiced
mind, justify his action.   Surely it is not
because parents   are   "respectable"  and
' have lived twenty years in Victoria" that
leniency should be shown when they neglect their duty, but rather the reverse.
It was clearly shown, and is even admitted
in the correspondence, that the two boys
were not under parental control, and the
excuse that one of them was allowed to
roam at will because he was delicate is too
illogical to be worthy of consideration.,
The simple fact of the matter is that the
boys were neglected, and then when the
parents found that they had taken to evil
courses  and  at ten years  of age  were
graduating in the thieves' school, they tried
to   shelter   themselves   from the   consequences of their neglect by pleading respectability.   Reviewing the two sentences,
The negative vote on the
The Tourist referendum for making a
Association.      grant   0f   $7,500   to   the
Tourist Association is much
to be regretted.   Although the daily press
has vigorously inveighed against the decision and even gone the length of urging
the Council to disregard it, the fact remains that the vote did actually effect
public opinion.   The Week was as anxious
for the vote to pass as was the Colonist
or the Times, and ventures to say that
if its opinion had not been despised by
those mighty organs,  the  result would
have been different.   A week before the
vote was taken this paper urged the committee of the Tourist Association to issue
to the daily press full details of its programme for the season, so that the public
would know exactly how the money would
be spent, and further who would have
charge of it.   The committee ignores the
fact that for two years there has been very
widespread dissatisfaction, which was not
lessened when they failed to appoint a successor to Mr. Cuthbert.   The Week ventures to say that no grant will be sanctioned by the public until a secretary is
appointed, ancl one who is thoroughly au
fait with publicity work.    The splendid
address of Mr. Chapman shows what can be
effected with a competent man at the head
of affairs.   Mere desoltary advertising, and
the circulation of pamphlets, upon which
the committee relied last year, may be all
very well for the printers, but are a great
waste of money from a public standpoint.
Let the committee find the right man and
lay down a good programme and there will
be no difficulty about funds.
The Hon. William Temple-
Comox-Atlin.   man)  Mr.  William Sloan,
and the Victoria Times, to
say nothing of a few faint-hearted Conservatives, have received a rude awakening.
Less than a fortnight ago all these gentlemen supposed that Mr. Sloan could quietly
hand over his seat to the Minister of
Mines, and that the electors of Comox-
Atlin would acquiesce without a murmur.
They now know that Mr. Templeman will
bc fought as vigorously in that constitu
ency as he was in Victoria. This means
that he will be defeated by an overwhelming majority, which The Week ventures
to place at not less than three hundred.
Conservative delegates from every part of
the constituency have been in Victoria
this week; they came from Atlin; Hazelton, Essington, Prince Rupert, Alberni,
Comox, and Cumberland. There was no
difference of opinion as to the desirability
of a contest, and the various committees
were despatched to make the necessary
local arrangements. A rapidly summoned
convention has been held in Cumberland,
and it has been decided to put Mr. Mc
Manson in the field. He Will make a
splendid candidate, as he has been a lifelong resident in the district and is known
in every logging camp and cannery from
Cape Scott to Alberni, and from Hardy
Bay to Union. The campaign is expected
to begin in earnest next week, and although
Premier McBride's official business will
prevent him leaving the House during the
session, other M inisters will take part. In
addition to the enthusiasm of the Conservatives, who are well organised and
anxious for the fight, Mr. Templeman will
have to count with the dissatisfaction of
Liberals who resent the action of Mr.
Sloan. The former was the only man
who could possibly have held the constituency for the Liberals, and his ability to
do this is not conceded by Conservatives
who live there, but they are a unit in
agreeing that Mr. Templeman will be
defeated.
The Western Canada Wood
A New pu]p & papev Co. has been
Enterprise.       organized for the purpose of
acquiring the  pulp limite
and concessions of the Quatsino Sound
Pulp Company, and developing the same.
The Week has already commented on the
discreditable manner in which these concessions have been handled for some years,*
and is satisfied that the comments were
more than justified.    The new company
asks for a fair show and will undoubtedly
get it.   Mr. Greely Kolts, the promoter, is
an experienced man and expert in his line
of business.   He has enlisted the support
of a local board of directors, some of whom
are influential business men.   The intention is to sell 300,000 shares of preference
stock at $1 a share, payments to be made
in    instalments    extending   over   eight
months.   The promoter takes ten per cent,
to cover all charges for commission, brokerage, advertising, and promotion.   He expects to dispose of the whole of this stock
on Vancouver Island.   Whilst criticising
the past history of the company The Week
is in a position to state that the property
is a good one, the location favourable, and
the possibilities of a pulp industry such
as to remove the venture entirely from the
field of speculation to that of investment.
It would have stood a better chance of
success, because 'all the capital needed
would have been assured, if the concern
had been bought out by the Harmswortli
Company as was hoped, but if Mr. Kolls
is as successful in selling the stock of this
concern as he was with the British Canadian   Company   pulp  manufacture  will
commence at Quatsino before the close of
the present year.
I THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909.
if if
i A Lady's Letter *
T* »y SAWBTTE. £
if tTt***T*W*T
Dear Madge—Unwise counsels have
prevailed in the- ranks of those groups
of women who are banded together,
here and in Europe, to agitate for a
change in the political status of what,
by courtesy, is called the gentler sex.
A French suffragist of note has cheered on the aggressiveness of the suffragists and suffragettes by insisting
that what women need to learn is to
practice violence—an activity they
now avoid—and for this reason, she
advocates that military service of
certain kinds should be exacted of
women, that they may learn to look
upon the hideous realities of war
without a shudder, one way of girding them up to do aggressive work in
behalf of "votes for women."
In England, the women's disorderly
conduct in storming the House of
Parliament, and creating other disturbances, is now an old story, without any important sequel, nothing
having been gained for the cause by
the unseemly behavior but the privilege of posing as martyrs. It is said
the jailing of some of the more blatant of the leaders has resulted in the
improvement of certain jail conditions
which is good as far as it goes, but
it assuredly does not indicate any progress in regard to securing of the
right to vote. Iu this country, where
there is no excuse for women resorting to circus methods for drawing attention to the movement, the goings
on of the women have been characterized by the extreme of ill-breeding,
and that the youths and men in the
financial district and in the uptown
residential portions of the city resorted to ridicule expressed in very practical fashion, is no more than was to
be expected When women indulge in
cheap methods to attract attention.
The public respects the Salvation
Army lass, and the Sister of Charity,
and it would also treat with consideration the advocates of the political
equality of women if these methods
were not of the kind that are used to
advertise the "biggest show on earth,'
and kindred spectacular amusements.
; The pioneer women suffragists and
•' their descendants, who have carried
I on the agitation for emancipation of
1 women in all the relations of life in a
1 manner, befitting the seriousness of
the matter, are scandalized by the
boisterous behavior of these latter-
day recruits, and have made haste to
. formally register their disapproval.
The anti-Suffragist could ask no
more convincing proof of the correct-
• ness of their contention that women
■' ought not to be given the franchise
■ than the hurrah methods of the suf-
'■■ fra'gettes so called, and the conduct of
: those representing the school teachers
i of Greater New York, who at Albany
last winter, in defiance of the home
rule principle (to which progressive
and patriotic men and women are so
deeply and earnestly committed) tried
by unseemly methods to cajole and
bend the Legislature and Governor into increasing the salaries of the best
paid of the teachers; and who this
year made covenant with the forces
of evil to refeat the man who stood
for principle. The contention of the
pro-suffragists all along has been that
the addition of women to the body of
voters would inject a moral tone into
politics, but the conduct of the representative women of the Teachers'
Association does not, according to
. that authority on civic righteousness,
Dr. Parkhurst, carry out this amiable
theory.
In the camp of the pro-suffragists
are the various more or less aggressive groups of women who demand
the suffrage for the sex for purely selfish reasons—because it will raise the
status of the immigrant wife in the
estimation of her husband, or because
it will tend to equalize wages. Among
the reasons formally assigned, it is
noticeable that the good of the country is never put forward by these latter-day agitators as a reason why women should vote. How could it be
when it is proposed   to add millions
of ignorant voters to an already
largely ignorant electorate, comparatively few men having taken even an
elementary course in civics?
The leaders of the anti-suffrage
propaganda, instead of emulating the
unscientific methods of their opponents, invite the women of the country
to study the subject of universal suffrage in all its aspects, taking into
special consideration the present industrial and political position of women. Which methods are the more
sane, or likely in the long run to
prove the greater benefit to the country, and to women? One party cries
out for wholesale voting, irrespective
of any other consideration. The other
pleads for a careful study of the subject before action, if any, shall be taken. Will any one but a fanatic pretend that the women of this nation
are so oppressed that they must be
fiven the franchise as a weapon of defence against the tyranny of man and
his institutions, and that this momentous change must be precipitated upon the country in haste? What is the
peril to women that makes precipitate
action desirable? One cannot be so
much as named.
BABETTE.
* Social and        X
$ Personal. $
Miss Irving is visiting friends in
Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. Butchart is paying a visit to
friends in the East.
* *   *
Mrs. Plunkett left on Tuesday by
the Princess Charlotte for Vancouver.
* *   *
Dr. Dolbey is spending a few days
here before returning to Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. S. S. Cornwall was a passenger
by Tuesday's boat for Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. Clarke Gamble came down
from Vancouver the early part of the
week.
* *   *
Miss Beatrice Gaudin and Miss
Phyllis Mason leave shortly for Calgary.
* *   *
Miss K. Wilemar, of Comox, is the
guest of Mrs. James Harvey in Esquimalt.
* *   *
Mr. Jack Brown is among the Victorians who are rusticating in Honolulu.
* *   *
Major Henage, of Thetis Island,
was a guest at the Empress during
the week.
* *   *
Mr. C. Croker Fox spent a few days
in Victoria this week and left for
Vancouver on Tuesday.
* *   *
Mrs. King, Rae Street, left on
Thursday for Honolulu to stay with
her daughter, Mrs. Cockburn.
* *   *
Mr. and Madame Gadski and her
p:anist, Mr. LaForge, were guests at
the Empress during their stay here.
Mr. W. A, Casey, after spending a
week or two in Victoria, left for
Prince Rupert last Thursday evening.
* *   »
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Oliver, of Oak
Bay, after an extended trip to the
Old Country, have returned home.
* *   *
Miss V. Bolton leaves on the 7th
next month for the Vancouver General Hospital, where she intends taking a course in nursing.
* *   *
There was a large and enthusiastic
audience at the Gadski concert on
Wednesday evening at the Victoria
Theatre. Among those present were:
The Lieut.-Governor and Mrs. Dunsmuir, the Misses Dunsmuir, Capt. and
Mrs, Bromley, Mr. J. Bromley, Miss
Perry, Capt. and Mrs. Parry, Mr.
Flaherty, Mr. and Mrs. Furlonger,
Miss Combe, Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and
Mrs. D. Roger, Dr. Rogers, Mr, and
Mrs. Harold Robertson, Miss Mara,
Miss Fitzgibbons, Mr. and Mrs. Tre-
watha James, Miss James, Mr. and
Mrs. H. Pooley, Misses Butchart, Mr.
Ross, Mr. Todd, Mrs. George Gillespie, Mrs. Hebden Gillespie, Miss F.
Gillespie, Mrs. Hermann Robertson,
Mr. Blakemore, Dr. E. Taylor, Miss
Page, Miss Hickey, Mr. A. W. Harvey, Mrs. James Harvey, Miss Reb-
beck, Capt, Troupe, Mrs. Stump, Miss
Troupe, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Troupe,
Mrs. J. D. Pemberton, Mrs. Hugo
Beaven, Mr. Sampson, Miss Pemberton, Mr. and Mrs. Bethune, Dr. _o\-
bey, Mrs. 0. M. Jones, Mrs. S. McClure, Mrs.. Louis Cuppage, Mrs. Bullen, Mrs; R. Jones, Miss Monteith,
Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. A. Gore, Mr.
and Mrs. H. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. V.
Elliot, Miss Tilton, IVft;. and .Mrs., F.
Pemberton, Miss'Dupont, Mrs. Lubbe,
Miss; Lubbe, Miss ,Norah Bell, Miss
Alice' Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Jones,
Miss Jones, Mr. C. Rhodes, Mr. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. H.* Helmcken, Mrs.
E. Prior, Mrs. F. Barnard, Mr. and
Mrs. Sclater, Mrs. P. A. Irving, Miss
J. Irving, and the Misses Irving, Miss
Connie Jones, Miss Heyland, Miss
Helyand, Mr. McCurdy, Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. McCurdy, Misses Lugrin, Mrs.
Shaw, Misses Angers, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Biggerstaff
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. B. Heisterman,
Mrs.. Baiss, Mr- and Mrs. W. Langley, Mr. and Mrs. J. Pemberton, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Dunn, (Duncans), Mrs.
Hickey.
* ':•*   *
Mr. A. W. Harvey left by Thursday's boat for Vancouver.
The A. O. U. W. hall, Yates Street,
on Tuesday evening was the scent of
a merry gathering, when the private
subscription dance took place. The
supper table was prettily arranged
with pale pink carnations and smilax.
Miss Thain's orchestra provided the
music for the evening. Those present were: Mrs. Corsan, in cream net
over yellow, Mrs. G. Hunter in a
brown lace gown; Mrs. Parry in pale
green chiffon with silver trimmings;
Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Reb-
beck, Mrs. J. Helmcken, pale blue
brocaded satin; Mrs. Musgrave, Mrs.
Harvey, Mrs, Wilby, Mrs. R. Janion,
Mrs. B. Hogg, Mrs. Charles Wilson,
Mrs. C. M. Roberts, in white silk
trimmed with real lace; Mrs. James,
Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Erb, Mrs. Aikman, Mrs. H. Kent, Mrs. Shaw, and
the Misses McQuade Rant, Sehl, in
muslin, Page, palue blue; Gaudin, in
white figured crepe de chine, empire
style; Blackwood, Drake, W. Troupe,
pale green satin with gold trimmings;
Lawson A. King, in white; McKay,
Nash, Devereux, Bolton, Peters, Reb-
beck, in white point desprit, with pale
blue girdle; Cayser, Holden, in white
silk; D. Barnard, in white satin, empire style; Gosnell, liberty satin, empire style; Tuck, McKeanc, Fell, W.
Mason, Monteith, Helmcken, Keast,
Angus, R. Smith and the Messrs.
Dean, Dixon, Jephson, Bullen, D.
Kent, H. Kent, Nash, Plummer, Monteith, Montgomery, Berkeley, Bevan,
Cambie, Julier Cane, Hogg, Bridge-
man, Eaves, Capt. Musgrave, Wilby,
Lawson, Roberts, Clarke, Landry,
Rockfort, Gore, Cayser, Spaulding,
Bromley, Fisher, James, Bishop and
others.
FERRY, BELLA COOLA RIVER.
SEALED applications for a charter to
operate a ferry over the Bella Coola
river, about 26 miles above the mouth,
will be received by the Honorable the
Minister of Public Works Up to and including the first day of March next.
Applicants must state the kind and
size of vessel it is proposed to use, the
method of operating and the tolls
which it is proposed to levy for the
carriage of passengers, horses, vehicles
and cattle, etc.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 7th January, 1909.
jan 30
Houses Built
ON THE
Instalment
Plan
d. hTbale
Contractor and Builder.
Phone 1140.
Cor. Fort and Stadacona Streets
Empire Restaurant
The Empire Restaurant, 546-8 Johnson street, will be closed after January 24th for a few days for repairs
and general overhauling. On reopening it will be continued with the
old management. I take this opportunity of thanking my old patrons
and promise them and my new
friends the best of sercice in the
future,
A. LIPSKY.
What
About
It?
Do not let the price of a one-
dollar bottle of Ferrated Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil stand between you and health. It is the
best general system tonic and
rebuilder we have ever sold, and
we daily recommend it to all
who are the least run down,
thin, weak or nervous. It is
a most palatable combination,
readily taken even by those with
a very weak stomach. A grand
remedy that will make you
strong and hearty.
CYRUS H BOWES.
CHEMIST
Govt. St., Near Yates.
VICTORIA, B-C:
A Skim af Beauty la a Joy forever
SB. T. nUZ OOVBAOS'S
Oriental Cream
OB MA-HOAX, BEAUTiraiB
Parian as weii as BeautUei th* Skin.
No other cosmetic will do lt.
Rsmove* Tan, Pimples, Freckles, Moth
Patches, Rash and Skin diseases, and
•very blemish on beauty, and defies detection. It has stood the test of 10
years; no other has, and ls ■• harm-
leas—we taste lt to be sure it ls properly made. Accept no counterfeit of
similar name. The distinguished Dr. L.
A. Sayra said to a lady of tha haut-ton
(a patient). "As you ladles will use
them, I recommend 'Gourand's Cream' as
the least harmful of all tha Skin preparations."
For sale by all druggists and Fancy
Goods Dealers.
•OUBAUB'S OBIBBYAX, TOX&B*
rOWBBB
For Infanta and adults. Exquisitely par-
fumed. Relieves Skin Irritations, cures
Sunburn and renders an excellent complexion.
Frloe as otats, _j aull.
•OUBATO'S POV9BB IVST£M
Removes superfluous Hair.
Brie* »1.0«, kjr nail.
BBBB. T. Koran, Brap,
37 treat J»*s St.,       New Tan
AT  HENDERSON   BROS
Wholesale Distributors.
Taaeaavar aae YUterIa, B.«.
Stewart Williams.
E. E. Hardwick.
Stewart Williams
& Co.
Auctioneers and Commission
Agents,
Beg  to  inform  the   public   of
Victoria   that  MR.   NASR,  of
COURIAN, BABYAN & CO.,
will arrive here towards the end
of the month with a large quantity of their well known
ORIENTAL RUGS,
CARP   TS,
PORTIERS,
EMBROIDERIES,
BENARES WARE,
ETC., ETC,
which they will  sell  privately
and by public auction,
Particulars later.
The Auctioneer
STEWART  WILLIAMS.
1709
WING ON
Employment Agent.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Also Scavenging.
Government St. Phone 33
VICTORIA, B.C.
MAPS
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MacLaren's Cheese, per jar   50c and 25c
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English Stilton Cheese, per lb 60c
Canadian Cheese, per lb soc
German Breakfast Cheeses, 4 for  ....25c
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I Music and Stage |
Madame Gadski.
It was thought by many that when
the Victoria Musical Society brought
Madame Nordica here that they
had reached the summit of their ambition, and covered themselves with
glory, but all who heard Madame
Gadski on Wednesday night, will probably agree that the engagement was
a more notable one. Madame Gadski
has had an unfortunate experience in
Victoria. She came here three years
ago, comparatively unknown, and altogether unheralded. She sang to an
empty house, a circumstance unique
in her experience. But the few who
heard her became enthusiastic advertisers and longed to renew her acquaintance. Their enthusiasm, and a
little judicious advertising, ensured a
packed house on Wednesday night,
when Victorians had the privilege of
hearing a prima donna, who in many
respects, has no rival to-day.
I I first heard Madame Gadski at the
Metropolitan Opera House, New
York, eight years ago, when she made
her debut under Maurice Grau. Since
then she has attained world wide celebrity, and is now at the very zenith
of her magnificent powers. Her voice
has lost none of its freshness, and has
gained immeasurably in volume. Her
lower register is distinctly fuller and
rounder than eight years ago. At that
time she had never appeared on the
concert platform, and was only known
in Grand Opera. After hearing the
variety programme of Wednesday
night, I still adhere to my opinion,
that her voice is thrown away on ballads and ditties, for the most exquisite expression of which she lacks the
necessary degree of tenderness and
sympathetic tone; but in dramatic
songs, such as Schubert's "Erl King,''
and the same composer's "Die Junge
Nonne," she has no peer.
I must, however, register a deeply
felt regret that there were not at least
two or three operatic selections in her
programme. I am not unmindful of
the fact that the average audience prefers English songs to Italian Opera,
but that is no reason why Madame.
Gadski should not have been afforded
an opportunity to display her powers,
and no such opportunity was afforded
by a single item in the programme, although she came the nearest to it in
the Erl King," which was given as an
encore, by request. Whilst I quite
agree with the local committee exercising some control in the selection
of a programme, I also think that the
artist should at least be permitted to
have a say, especially in such an instance as that of Madame Gadski.
Of the performance as a whole, it
would be impossible to speak in any
terms but those of the highest praise.
I have heard all the great singers of
the last forty years. I have heard
voices that were sweeter, others that
were more distinguished by sympathetic quality, and others that were
produced with less effort, but taking
into consideration all the qualities
which go to make up a great singer,
I doubt if Madame Gadski has been
surpassed since Patti and Christine
Nillson were in their prime. I am
sure that in dramatic force and intensity, she has had no equal since the
days of Tietjens, especially in Wagnerian opera.
It would be unfair to conclude without making some reference to the accompanist, Mr, LaForge. It has been
many years since I heard an accompanist so entirely, en rapport with the
singer. He has a delicacy of touch
which reminds one of Pachman, and
a facility of execution which is masterly without being the least obtrusive; indeed the accompaniment is always, as it should be, subordinate to
the vocalism. When it came to the
rendering of solos, Mr. LaForge
shone on his own account. His second selection, the "Nocturne in C Minor," by Chopin, was exquisitely rendered, and received an encore. The
concert as a whole was not merely a
success,'it was something more. On
the part of Madame Gadski it was "a
tour de force," and a delighted and
enthusiastic audience was reluctant to
surrender the singer.
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
"THE WEEK" PUBLISHING
COMPANY, LIMITED.
Published at VICTORIA and VANCOUVER
83 _ Government Street.. .Victoria, B.C.
526     Hastings Street.. .Vancouver, B.C.
W.'BLAKEMORE..Manager and Editor
NOTICE.
The Week Publishing Company announces thc engagement of Mr, G. W-
Newton as Circulation and Advertising Manager. Mr. Newton, who was
until recently with the Colonist, has
had a long experience in this business
and will have entire charge of the
advertising and circulation business of
The Week. i   \ ...
The View Point
I expect most of my readers .have
heard the old story of the Vicar and
the Curate. The former was relating
tii_ story of a visit to a picturesque
English village, and of course,'■•one
of the most prominent features in
the story was ii*. .church. He described it with interest, when the Curate somewhat timorously checked hiin
and suggested a different description.
The clergyman was ..ure lie was right,
the Curate with becoming modesty
maintained his own opinion. The matter was referred to a prominent layman, who was a<- Ik:nd, and he solved
the difficulty at oi.ee by remarking:
"Both descriptions are correct, but
you approached thc church from different directions." Thus not only in
respect of architecture and the material, but with reference to many
matters of far greater import, everything depends on the view point.
I imagine that more than half th$
misunderstandings and quarrels >l
life are due to the general inability
to look at a matter from the stand •
point of "the other fellow." Indeed
it is a great gift, whether in argument
or in actual affairs, to be able to
abandon one's own natural attitude,
divest one's judgment of the selfish
and personal aspect, and see how the
thing looks to the other party concerned. And yet, without such a gift
there can be no sound judgment. It
is this principle which lies at the root
of compromise. All international disputes would end in war, that is assuming the readiness of the combatants,
but for thc ability of the diplomats to
present the other side of the case to
their own people; and so in business
and in domestic as well as in. public
affairs. Strife can only be avoided
:by realising something of the claims
•of "thc party of the second part."
" 'Tis naught saith the buyer," but
•the seller knows perfectly well that he
is bluffing, and that concessions will
■have to be made on both sides' before
fcarbaining will result in a deal. Or
take thc case which often presents itself in public life. A question of preferment is the issue. A leader may
have the choice of three or four men,
all of whom are entitled to promotion, and any one of whom would fill
the position with dignity. Their
friends push their respective claims,
even if they themselves remain silent
rather than embarass their chief. Bye
and bye the appointment is made, and
if there be no wrench on the loyalty
of the disappointed ones it will be because they are wise enough and experienced enough to be able to look at
the matter from "the voew point" of
the leader, who had other than personal interests to serve.
But perhaps it is in the domestic relations of life that the principle is best
illustrated. This must necessarily be
so because the more intimate the association the more delicate the balancing
of the judgment. It is a truism that
in the most intimate relationship of
all, that of husband and wife, compromise must be the rule of life, and
without a very constant application of
the principle of "give and take," there
can be no happiness and no success
in the marital relationship.
This is a matter more closely associated with the progress of civilization
than is generally recognized. In spite
of the lingering love of the lord and
and master to domineer and wield the
big club, it is nevertheless a fact that
society is removed by more than the
mere flight of time from that period
when the savage clubbed his mate and_:
treated her as his slave. The true
emancipation of woman cannot be de-*
fined in conventional terms, and her
gains catalogued; the advance is denoted by the spirit of the age which
accords her the hbnors of a queen.
The conventions of society, perhaps
wisely, still hedge her about with restrictions, but they, are such as no
self-respecting woman objects to, and
they constitute her protection against
subotdination.
The rights of woman are not to be
interpreted by tlie demands of suffragettes, but they are conceded by
every intelligent husband, and every
affectionate father.
The man who tries to run his house-?
hold on the principle of "bossing it'!:-
is not only laying the sure foundations
for a sad awakening, but is deliberately turning his bkek on marital happi-1
ness. The loneliness, the monotony,^
and the!drudgery of woman's life caitf
only be compensated-for by the fullest'1
exercise of sympathy and care of'
which a man is capable. Most differ-:
ences between husband' arid wife arise"
from the refusal of the husband to
recognize his wife's right to an opinion, or froni the puerile attempt to
keep her in "leading strings."
He, is too apt to think that whatever rights she has are subjective,
and is often unable to assume that
mental attitude which would enable
him, if only momentarily, to realize
that there is another view point than
his own, the habitual one of the woman whom he has sworn to love and
honor.
The greatest reproach on the social
life of America to-day is the prevalence, of divorce. I know that there
are all-assorted marriages, and I also
recognize that the obligations of mar-
mied life are assumed in haste, and
therefore without due consideration;
but after making allowance for all
other causes, I am more than ever
convinced that the obstinacy and the
unintelligence of the man who refuses
to adopt any view point but his own,
is mainly responsible for such a lamentable condition of affairs.
LITERARY NOTES.
First place in the Canadian Magazine for February is given to an illustrated article entitled ."Toronto; A
City of Homes," by Horace Boultbee.
The article sketches the history of
Toronto and shows its development
architecturally. This is a good departure in magazine work in Canada,
and it is to be hoped that the editor
will look for articles dealing with
some outstanding features of other
Canadian cities. The number throughout is entirely creditable. One feature is a splendid article, by Robert
E. Knowles, thc well-known novelist,
entitled "The Mystery of Lincoln,"
which is a welcome contribution, in
view of the Lincoln centenary. Mrs.
Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, who is rapidly making a reputation in fiction as
well as in poetry, contributes an excellent mystery story, entitled,
"Through the Wall." Other contributions are: "Miss Waring's Elopement," a short story, by Richard
Marsh; "A New Canadian History,"a
review, by A. H. U. Colpuhoun;
"Dresden the Beautiful," an illustrated article, by Charles T. Long; "The
Sandhill Stag of Manitoba," a sketch
by Roden Kingsmill; "Postal Reforms in 1787," by W. R. Givens;
"Cup-Plates and Customs," by Phil
Ives; "The Taking of Scar-Face," a
story, by Archie P. McKishnie; "Pelee
Island: A Misnomer," an illustrated
article, by J. J. Bell; "Dr. A. S. Vogt,"
a sketch, by Katherine Hale, and
verse by George Herbert Clarke, Jas.
Lawler, Margaret O'Grady, Douglas
Roberts, John Boyd and S. A. White.
CONSERVATIVES IN NORTH.
the  office  of the  Cariboo  Observer,
on Thursday evening.
A large number of both members
and visiting Conservatives were present. The meeting was opened at
8:15 p. m. by the; President, Mr. J.
Holt.
After the general business before
the meeting had been disposed of, the
meeting was addressed by prominent
members of the Association, all of
whom spoke in glowing terms of the
good work done,by the Association
during the past year. Mr. Holt read
a letter from our member, Martin
Burrell, in which he expressed his regret at not being.able to be present,
and wishing every success for thc
year.
The following gentlemen were elected toioffice for the year 1909:
President, John Holt.
Hon. President, John A. Fraser.
Vice-President, F. Shephard.
Treasurer, J. P. Daniell.
Secretary, W- J. Andrews.
Committee, A. W. Healy, A. Baker,
G. Johnston, C. Foote, J. P. Davies,
and D* H. Anderson.
After the names bf' several new
members had been placed upon the
membership roll, all adjourned to the
Occidental Hotel, where the annual
dinner was served.*
The chef certainly provided a dinner which was thoroughly enjoyed by
all. Many toasts were proposed and
responded to by those present, and at
midnight a pleasant evening was
brought to a close by the singing of
the National Anthem.
Week 1st February
The New Grand
SULLIVAN a CONSIDINE,    Proprietors.
Nanaiomont of ROBT. JAMIESON.
WM. "JOSH" DALY,
Presents    the    season's   prettiest
singing novelty,
"The Country Choir."
NAT LEFFINGWELL, LOUISE
MEYERS BRUCE & CO.
in  their  comedy playlet,
"The Ashes of Adam."
CHEFALO AND CAPRETTA
Presenting their Wonderful  Garden of Mystery.
JIM CALLAN AND ED. SMITH,
"The College Boys with the Educated Feet."
THOS. J. PRICE,
Song Illustrator, "I'm Thinking of
You All the While."
New Moving Pictures,
OUR OWN ORCHESTRA,
M. Nagel, Director.
Gadski
AND THE
The Quesnel Association.
The annual meeting of the Quesnel
Conservative Association was held in
Gadski and all other great
artists always choose the Stein-
way Pianos, because of the delicately responsive quality of
the grand action.
In her concert at the Victoria
Theatre on Feb. 27th, a Stein-
way Grand will be supplied by
the  local  representatives.
M.W.Waitt&Co.
LIMITED
Herbert Kont, Mgr.
1004 GOVERNMENT STREET
Note These Prices on
Sterling Silver
?TEA SPOONS,              good weight (half-dozen) ..$ 4.05
"                        heavy " "              5.15
i   " ■       "                    ■ extra " "    6.30
■ DESSERTSPOONS,   good. , " "            '■'..   9.45
heavy "* "          *.   11.00
extra " "            13.05
TABLE SPOONS,        good      " "  13.50
heavy ' " '. '• . : $  14.60
"                        extra      " "   16.20
.DESSERT FORKS,     good "' '   ''     '   ../    9.45
■::."/.   ;*."; ■*...-. heavy  , "■.,,•.,.,.•.;."•*,,*;..-.; ..-.,... UM
."      ""   ... '______■   extra     ""'. "  12,80
TABLE SPOONS,       good      " "          13.50
[    "    ./,":..":,    ■      heavy,.". ■■ "     .    ,....... 14.85
...'■-■"■' extra    ■ ■' " ".  ...*.., 16.20
The above prices are exceptionally close and the goods of first
.quality including, among others the popular Louis XV. Strasbourg
and Newcastle patterns.
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merchants and Silversmiths
1017 Qovernment Street Victoria, B. C.
Don't Miss the Last Days
OF THE
BIG
SEMI-READY WARDROBE
SALE
Read the Price List and remember
that every article in this immense
stock is a bargain.   Buy now and
save money.
YOUTHS' AND YOUNG MEN'S SUITS, worth $12.00 to.$18,
now $7.95, $5.95 and $3.95
SLIP-ON RAINCOATS, worth $15 to $25, now $12.95 and $9.95
MEN'S WORKING PANTS, worth $2.50 to $3.50,  now $1.95
and   $1.45
MEN'S UNDERWEAR, odd lines, worth $1.25 to $2.00, now 65c
MEN'S REGATTA SHIRTS, 50 doz. odd patterns, worth $1.00
to $2.00, now  65c
MEN'S SUITS (Tweeds and Serges), worth $12 to $15, now $5.95
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH TWEED NORFOLK SUITS.   Regular $14.00, now $8.95
Cardegan Jackets, Sweaters, Fancy Vests, Odd Caps, Bags and
Valises, Smoking Jackets and Dressing Gowns, all reduced to Half
Price.
LATEST STYLES IN SOFT AND STIFF HATS, regular price
$3.00 and $3.50, now $1,95
100 DOZEN HEAVY SOCKS, regular price 25c, now 15c
FINE SILK CASHMERE SOCKS, worth 35c, now  20c
MEN'S FINE TROUSERS, worth $5.00 to $7.00, now $3.95
MEN'S RAINCOATS, worth $12.00 to $15.00, now $5.95
b. Williams & ee.,
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909
New
Arrivals in
Furniture
Let us show you this new arrival
in the Bedroom Furniture line. Here
is an excellent value in a moderately
priced Dresser, with Washstand to
match.
Dresser has three large drawers
and large, shaped bevel mirror of
finest quality. Made of oak and fin-'
ished a lovely golden—a superior polished surface. Washstand has: two
small and one large drawers andcupr
board.
These two pieces are priced at very
fair figures, and if you are looking for
something stylish  in  medium priced
lines you needn't look past these.
DRESSER,  as  above............$35
WASHSTAND ...$14
Stylish Rockers
We are showing two dainty new
parlor    rockers—the    popular    small
] style. These are unusually dainty
pieces with mahogany frames, uphol-
i stered with Moire Silk. Work is done
in our own upholstering department
—a guarantee of its goodness.
ROCKER—Attractive frame of mahogany, upholstered in cream silk.
Very pretty style.   Price $17.00
ROCKER—Pretty design in mahogany frame and upholstered in
striped silk—cream and green.
Price    $17.00
Furniture Sales
An all thi year round event with us
It simply simmers down to this—can you afford to furnish your home about once a year? That is
what it means to you if you buy cheap and flimsy furniture and furnishings. They look "good," perhaps,
but they don't "stay good." Some factories make a specialty, of "Sale Furniture"-*-cheap, trashy kinds-
cheap wood, cheap labor, and a fancy finish, but mainly "finish." That is the brand of furniture we leave
strictly alone—wise homekeepers also pass it up.
In such a collection you'll occasionally find a worthy piece-^some bargain—but it is generally there to
help the sale of other pieces—to give a touch of genuineness to the sale. Wise buyers who carefully examine and compare our offerings will find our regular all-the-year-round prices are as low as most "sale"
prices.   There isn't any question about the superior quality of the Weiler offerings.
GRAND ASSORTMENT OF HAIL MIRRORS
Let us improve the appearance of your hall by placing there one of these attractive hall mirrors. Prices
are easy. We are showing some;unusually attractive designs in Early English finished oak. Come in
and let us show you these we list here and others equally inteirestiiBg in both price and design. Shown
on third and fourth floors.        ■ __wsmi   '■
Hall Mirror—In Early English .finished oak. A new
design. Mirror is a bevel one, placed corner-
wise.   Priced at :■;.'. , .$6.00
Hall Mirror—Another striking new design in Early
English finished oak. Square .shaped, bevel
mirror.    Price  is $8.50
Hall Mirror—An Early English finished oak style
of much merit, design being very attractive.
Large bevel mirror.    Each   , $9.00
Hall' Mirror—A square shaped bevel mirror, placed
cornerwise in a very "new" Early English oak
frame, makes an attractive piece  $10.50
Hall Mirror—% Gblden Oak style with a large bevel
mirror of Jjnest quality.. A pretty and attractive
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right now is the time to get a cardj
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friends in and you'll need more tables^
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$3,00, and *•*.-*_  $2.50;
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a book and a fire.
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Corner
On Thursday evening I formed one
of a delighted group which foregathered in the Ladies' Parlor at thc
Empress Hotel. We were not there
by invitation, all the same there was
a magnet, ancl we were attracted to
the spot by such pianoforte playing
as I have rarely heard. For two
hours wc sat entranced whilst thc
player, without a note of music, and
with a facility which few stars could
have excelled passed from Chopin to
Grieg, to Schubert, to Brahms, to
Liszt, to Tcliaichowski, to say 1 oth-
ing of a dozen modern composers of
lesser note. There was never a sign
of faltering but thc performance proceeded with a confidence, a finish,
and an expression which marked the
player out as a bom genius. Although a perfect stranger to all of
us he was frequently applauded, and
when he rose to leave a lady tendered
him her most gracious thanks, and did
it in a truly gracious manner. I inquired of a gentleman who left the
room with him, who the n1 . ^r was.
He replied, "Why the brst pianoforte
player in Canada, Fred. Monis. I
understand that Mr. Morris travels
for a Montreal business firm. All I
can say is that his place is on the
concert platform where he would
shine in any company, but as like all
really able men he is modest, perhaps
he is happier in the sphere which he
has chosen for himself; at any rate
I take off my hat to him as the finest
amateur pianist I have ever heard.
I understand that the roller rink on
Fort street is to close down tonight,
and not a minute too soon. The management of late has been far from
satisfactory, and unless I am altogether misinformed certain transactions have been made the subject of private investigation. I know
of circumstances which point to laxity, and associations have been formed which would never have been tolerated if parents had been fully aware
of what was going on. it surely
cannot bc true as reported that the
place is to open up again as a five-
cent dancing dive. There is no room
for a resort of this kind in Victoria,
aud the police - should put their foot
down without the slightest hesitation.
Such an institution would be but a
cloak for a condition' of affairs which
prevails across the Sound, but to
which Victoria is at present a
stranger.
I notice that thc City Council has
decided to have a properly conducted
investigation into the conduct of Public Works, If the recent inquiry has
done no other good it has at least
demonstrated the necessity for probing the matter to the bottom. Sufficient has been proved to show that
there is no organised control, and no
systematic carrying out of Public
Works. The thanks for this discovery are mainly due to Aldermen Turner and Humber, who are certainly
showing an amount of public spirit
and energy which must be a surprise
to the various departments of the City
Hall. It is to be hoped that their
attitude is not to be explained on the
old fashioned basis of a new broom
sweeping clean, but that they will
continue to wake up the slumberers
as long as there is a grievance to be
remedied.
Congratulations to Mr. J. C. M.
Keith on having secured the appoint
ment of architect for the new schools
to be erected at the corner of Moss
and Fairfield. Mr. Keith has done
excellent work in Victoria, • but unfortunately has not always had fair
treatment. He has won out in several competitions only to be deprived
of the fruits of his victory. The recognition of his ability by the School
Trustees will therefore be all the
more acceptable, and there is no
doubt that their choice will be fully
justified by Mr. Keith's work.
It may not be generally known,
and I am therefore all the more
pleased to be able to announce, that
Madame Nordica was so pleased with
Victoria on her recent visit that she
announced her intention of coming
here for a rest next summer. This
is not only a compliment to Victoria,
but about the best testimonial which
could bc given to thc. Empress Hotel.
Mr. Frank Barnard, who recently returned from an all-round-the-world
tour, declared that he had not stayed
in a more comfortable and thoroughly satisfactory hotel. This is the general opinion of those who travel far
and wide and Victoria now has three
claims which cannot be excelled, nat-
tural attractions, the best hotel, and
the best steamboat service. These
should all be great factors in the
future.
We grow our
own produce.
Breakfast
Lunches
Afternoon
Teas
Dinners.
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Cosy Corner Cafe and Tea Rooms
616 Fort Street.
PHONE 1440
NOTES FROM THE GALLERY.
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*tt*jJlsr,
Glad Words.
Thc gladdest words
To weary herds
Of mortals meek,
Are these, I say:
"The cook will stay
Another week.'
In the debate on the Address in
reply which, so far as lhe Opposition
is concerned, came to an end vvith
Mr.  Oliver's  speech, which occupied
It is curious that though nearly
every speaker has referred to Sir
Henri Joli de Lotbiniere, our recent
Lieutenant-Governor, not one has
pronounced his name correctly. His
Honour, the present Lieutenant-Governor, made an awful mess of it in
reading thc speech and it may possibly be that subsequent speakers
have thought it bad manners to correct  His  Honour.
So far there is nothing in sight to
indicate a prolonged session. The
only bill so far foreshadowed is thc
Water Clauses Bill, which is said to
contain 375 clauses, and which con-
the whole of Thursday's sitting, no
point of any importance at all has
been made against the Government.
Those points that have been made
arc not even minor ones, minimus is
the only term to apply to them. They
pre just such trivial errors as may
well be expected to occur in such a
big machine as the Provincial Government, no matter whose hand is
guiding it or how skilful hc may be.
Ancl while they may serve to prove
to the dyed-in-the-wool Liberal how
very wicked the Conservatives may
be, they will not in the least shake
the belief in order that under Mr.
MeBrido British Columbia has one of
the best and strongest governments
it has ever had.
sists not only of a consolidation of
existing legislation on this subject,
but introduces some innovations
which no doubt will prove of a highly
controversial nature. There will of
course be the Budget which always
affords an opportunity for endless
Hows of oratory on every imaginable
subject ancl there may possibly be a
University Bill which naturally causes
as much discussion as any other matter connected with education does, but
apart from these, there is nothing in
sifjlit at present to detain the House
for more than three or four weeks. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909
Since Eve Ate Apples Much Depends on Dinner
—BYRON.
You know the old adage, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach," and Punch's excellent advice, "Feed the brute." Doubtless there would not be so many
divorces if young women studied culinary matters more and made up their minds to cook with Gas—the easiest, cleanest, cheapest and most hygienic way. The ease
with which one can prepare an elaborate meal on one of our good Gas Ranges or Gas Stoves makes them very popular with Mistress, Master, and Jim Chinaman. They
give labor-saving results that surpass those given by any coal or wood fire.
A housewife will revel in the possession of a Gas
Range, appreciating the saving in time, strength and
worry, the cleanliness, accuracy and healthfulness of gas
for cooking purposes. Henceforth she will have no
kindlings to buy, no coal to carry in, no ashes to take out,
no Minding, choking smoke in starting wood or coal stove,
no blistering heat while cooking and no fear of fire from
over-heated flues.. Early breakfast will have no terrors
for her; just as easy will she be able to get up a late supper
for unexpected guests. If she has a dinner to cook which
takes hours, she will set the Range right and she will
find it hours later just exactly as she left it.
A Gas Radiator is extremely useful to a lady or a
man who "batches," even if only one room forms "home."
A furnace may be balky, or out altogether, steam heat may
become obstreperous, wood or coal fires entail labor in
relighting, but Gas is always ready with the turn of the
tap and scratch of a match. It is a most economical
apparatus, the expense stops the minute the gas is turned
off. It can be brought into service in a second without
work. It will not only give the required warmth, but will
at once dispense a genial air of hospitality. As a little
heat is required almost every day of the year, a Gas
Radiator, or a Gas Grate, should be installed in every
house.
You are most cordially welcome to visit our showrooms, whether you desire to purchase or merely to look. We will gladly explain the  many advantages  of  gas
for cooking and heating purposes.
Victoria Gas Company, Limited
Cor. Fort and Langley Streets, Victoria, B. C.
Sporting Comment
The Victoria West and Ladysmith football match at Oak Bay
last Saturday resulted disastrously to
the locals in more ways than one. The
saddest part of the game was the accident by which the Wests will be
without the services of their very
serviceable outside right, Ned Tait,
by a broken leg. The accident was
purely accidental and might happen in
any game. Tait was travelling toward his opponents' goal at a rapid
rate, when he was heavily checked by
the opposing back in sue ha manner
that their legs crossed and Tait being
the lighter, suffered the damage. The
snap could be heard the full length
of the field, and it easily seen that
it was a broken leg. Thc second disaster was the loss of the game. Without the services of one of their players, it could bc readily seen that the
Wests would suffer, but if they had
played the one back game, as they
were advised, I think that the result
would not have been as bad as it is.
With one man off this is the safest
game to play, that is if it is played
right, and the Wests failed to take advantage of their opportunities and
thus the game was lost.
Last week I referred to games being played on grounds that are unfit,
and had my suggestions been adopted,
Tait would not be lying in the hospital with a broken leg. I maintain that
there are too many Saturdays coming
to risk a player by making him play
on a ground that is not fit to play on.
This was the case on Saturday. The
grounds were covered with a slight
clothing of frozen slush, which as the
game progressed was turned into mud
inches deep, making the footing unreliable, and the ball unfit for accurate playing. Under these conditions,
I think the referee would have been
justified if he had declared "no game."
The Pacific Coast Football Executive
has issued its ultimatum regarding the
failure of the Victoria team to visit
Seattle on New Year's Day. The ruling of the Association is that the
local team must play the game, otherwise a fine of $50 will be levied
against them, and in case this is not
paid, the locals will be suspended
from the league. Now that the ruling
has been made, their' are many in the
city who will be of the opinion' that it
is drastic, but the hardest part will
fall on the players. In my opinion,
the players are not to be Blamed,
rather the sports of this city who
show such apathy in the game that
the finances of the local cliib would
not enable the team to make the trip.
It is rather hard on the players, who
not only play the game for the fun,
but who are at the same time endeavoring to keep Victoria's name before
the outside world as a sporting centre. This has always been the reputation of this city, but in the last
few years the reputation has been
considerably changed. What the executive of the local Association will
do, is at present unknown to me, but
I sincerely hope that something will
be done so that the Capital City of
tllis Province will not be barred from
taking part in any more Pacific Coast
League games.
This afternoon the local Rugby
players meet the Mainlanders at Oak
Bay in the third game for the McKechnie cup, and judging from the
manner in which the players have
been neglecting their training, it appears to me as if the result of the
game gives but little bother. It am
very pleased to see the two local
papers letting the public know the exact position of affairs. If the locals
got down to serious business, there is
no doubt in my mind that the cup
would come to Victoria this season,
but the players do not appear to care,
and why should the general public?
Last Saturday there was not a full
team out to practice altogether, and
the majority of these were intermediates. The game this afternoon will
take place at 3 o'clock, and I hope the
locals win.
The Shrubb-Longboat race was
postponed from Tuesday evening un-!
til February 5th, owing to an injury
to Shrubb's foot. It is a very sporty
action on the part of Longboat to
grant the postponement rather than
taking the money by default. By this
action it would appear that he is very
confident of the result.
One of the best boxing contests that
has ever taken place in this city
should be the result of the Foley-Mil-
ler match, which is scheduled to take
place on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, at the A.
O. U. W. Hall In securing this match
the promoters have done good work,
and the fans of this city will in all
probability witness a fast and scientific contest. Both are in a way well-
known and should give a good exhibition.
UMPIRE.
The  New Grand.
Next week's programme at the New
Grand will have one of the best singing novelties seen here in some time,
in "The Country Choir," which comes
direct from the Lincoln Square Theatre in New York. It includes Florence
Trevellion, soprano, Ruth Lattimore,
contralto, Wm A. Kapitzke, tenor and
Godfrey R. Reed, bass. Another big
act that comes well heralded is that
of Nat Leffingwell, Louise Meyers,
Bruce and company in their comedy
playlet, "The Ashes of Adam"; Che-
falo and Capretta have a magical novelty they call "The Garden of Mystery." Thos. J. Price will sing "Im
Thinking of You All the While," and
new moving pictures will be "The
Lovers' Guide."
TO   THE   ELECTORS   OF   TBE   CITY
OT VIOTORIA:
Ladies and Gentlemen—
I beg to announce myself a candidate
for the offlce of School Trustee at the
forthcoming bye-election. Your vote and
influence solicited.
D. MCINTOSH.
TO   THE   ELECTORS   OP   THE   CITY
OF VICTORIA:
I beg to offer myself as a candidate
for School Trustee and respectfully solicit your vote and confidence.
WALTER WALKER.
Imports of Champagne
For the Year 1908.
Cases.
G. H. MUMM & CO.  88,991
Moet & Chandon  67,406
Vve. Clicquot   39,680
Pommery & Greno  33.090*
Krug & Co  22,652
Ruinart, Pere & Fils   12,270
Louis Roederer      8,329
Pol Roger & Co  8,21a
Due de Montebello  4,364
Dry Monopole  4,053
Various Brands   35,302
Grand total 324.349
Compiled by S. Y. Allaire.
Royal warrants have been granted to Messrs. G. H. Mumm & Co.
by His Majesty King Edward VII., His Majesty the German
Emperor, His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, His Majesty the
King of Italy, His Majesty the King of Sweden, His Majesty the
King of Denmark, His Majesty the King of the Belgians, and His
Majesty the King of Spain.
PITHER   &   LEISER
Wholesale Agents.
Corner Fort and Wharf Streets.
N0TI6E
I hereby give notice that on and after this date my
business of Diamond Merchant, Jeweller, etc., etc., will
be carried on under the name of
Redfern & Sons
CHARLES E. REDFERN,
Victoria, B.C January 18th, 1909. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909.
NOTICE  TO   CONTRACTORS.
. Sewerage Works at Prince Rupert.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
{Tender for Sewerage Works, Prince Rupert," will be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up to
and including Monday, the first day of
February,   1909,   for   the   construction
(nd completion of certain sewerage patent rights and privileges In any way
orks at Prince Rupert, to be completed related to or connected with the mining
y the first day Of May, 1909. business;  and to do all things neces-
Plans,   specifications   and   Forms   of   sary and proper ln the premises to fully
mtract and Tender may be seen by in-   carry out the objects above set forth,
ending tenderers on and after the 18th   all of which said objects are to be car-
lay of January, 1909, at the offlce of the   ried out by said corporation ln the State
and mine mining claims and placer
grounds, and for that purpose and to
that end to acquire mining licenses and
free miners' licences, and employ and
exercise all the rights and privileges
conferred by such licenses upon Individuals, and to employ individuals to prospect for, locate, stake, and acquire mining properties for the said corporation
as far and to such extent as the same
may be permitted by the statute laws
of any state or foreign country "in which'
the said corporation may be. doing business, and to do a general mining business, and to maintain general merchandise stores in connection with the mining operations; and to acquire, hold and
enjoy and generally deal ln franchises,
of Washington and elsewhere in the
United States, and lh British Columbia,
and ln the Northwest Territory and elsewhere in the Dominion of Canada.
NOTICE.
undersigned, Public Works Department,
Victoria, B. C.j at the offices of the Qovernment Agent, and of Mr. James H,
Bacon, Harbour Engineer, Prince Rupert, B. C; at the offlce of the Qovernment Agent,  New Westminster, B. C;  feb20
and at the offlce of Mr. R. J. Skinner,   	
provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver,
X C.
Each tender must be accompanied by
In accepted bank cheque or certificate
|JC deposit on a chartered bank of Can-
da, made payable to the Honourable the
Ilnlster of Public Works, in the sum of
Rve hundred dollars, which shall be for-  -
felted if the party tendering decline to NOTICE is hereby given that the reenter into contract and satisfactory serve placed upon certain lands in the
bond when called upon to do so. The vicinity of Lower Kootenay River, Dis-
clieques or certificates of deposit of un- trict of Kootenay, notice of which ap-
auccessful tenderers will be returned to peared in the British Columbia Gazette
them upon the execution of the contract, of the 14th of August, 1884, is can-
1 An accepted bank cheque or guarantee celled, for the purpose of disposing of
bond in the sum of three thousand dol- such lands by public auction, and to
tars as security for the faithful per- permit of giving effect to the recom-
formance and completion of the work mendations contained in the report of
vill be required, Mr. W. F. Teetzel, a commissioner ap-
Tenders will not be considered unless pointed to adjudicate upon the claims of
ade out on the forms supplied, signed certain squatters upon the said lands,
ith the actual signature of the ten- but for no other purpose.
Berer, accompanied by the abov-men*
Eloned cheque, and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
The Minister of Public Works ls not
bound to accept the lowest or any ten-
Tier.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 12th January, 1908.
Bai_16
"LAND REGISTRY AOT."
n the matter of an application for a
duplicate certificate of title to the
west-half of lot 27, of section 68,
(map 290), Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
[intention at the expiration of one month
[from the date of the first publication
J hereof to issue a duplicate certificate ot
■ title to above land issued to James
1 O'Keefe, on the 24th day of December,
11906, and numbered 13646C.
S. R. WOOTON,
Registrar-General.
I'Land Offlce, Victoria, B. C,
the 14th day of January, 1909.     Janl6
t CERTIFICATE OF TBE REGISTRATION OF AH EXTRA-PROVINOIAI_
COMPANY.
ROBERT  A.  RENWICK.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Works, Lands and Works Department.
Victoria, B. C, 6th October, 1908.
jan9.
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BY USING
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Polish
It gives a glossy black
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wears.
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call on
WATSON ft
McGregor
647 Johnson St.
NECHACO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
NOTICE.
The time limited by the Rules of the
House for receiving Petitions for Private Bills will expire on Monday, the
first day of February, 1909.
THORNTON FELL,
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.
jan9
S*>*s
"Companies   Act,   1897."
I HEREBL CERTIFY that the "Bear
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the re-
_ serve  covering  the  fractional  sections
j River Mining Company". ha sthis  day 31,  32 and  33,, Denman Island, notice
I been registered as an Extra-Provincial of which was published in the British
\ Company under   the    "Companies Act, Columbia Gazette of October 21st, 1876,
11897," to carry or effect all or any of the is cancelled.
I objects of the company to which the leg- ROBT. A. RENWICK,
I islative authority of the Legislature of Deputy Commissioner of
I British Columbia extends except the con- Lands and Works,
struction and workings of railways. Lands and Works Department,
The head ofllce of the Company is     Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
(situate at the City   of   Seattle,   King Dec. IT
County, State of Washington.	
The amount of the capital of the Com- _w_tii______t_a ____l_»_ hibthict
J pany ls One Hundred Thousand Dollars WECHACO LAND DISTRICT.
I divided   into   One   Hundred   Thousand
1 shares of One Dollar each.
The head offlce of the Company in
District of Coast.
*_.r_. D_.„_Hr.„_. i= .u.,.t_, at vintn-io  »nrt TAKE NOTICE that Jesse Bamford,
^■i^wlSto.}-   mhSJh.    wYJSiSS* «Srt of Santa Rosa, California, baker, intends
a^f-J^ShS?.  _*£....    u    vir-tnHa t° aPP'y io* Permission to purchase the
Solicitor,   Whose   address      is      Victoria fniinVjin,, daenrlharl   landa-
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Com- '"^ZmfncfnTa^a'plSst-planted sixty
•"mv   .. * ._.„ _.„<_,<._._.«_. _,* »_,_. a,™ chains east of the south-west corner of
„ ^."SS^U^fin^fh^t*?*?.? « section 18, township 18, range B, on the
■ES.n,yi?._S.ft?oX-?ar3 from *                y "Sit bank of the Nechico River; thence
November, 1908
The Company is limited
west 60 chains more or less to the southwest corner of section 18; thence north
fu._. -..-jr.-  v.., T_iw_i   «,,__   ___i   __f   west corner 01 section is   tnence nortn
_,«8J,V?*  v&i?y PrSvfnoS of  British  6° chalns -™0™ or less to right bank of
■office at Victoria,  Province of  British  Nechaco  Rlver.   thenoe  fouowlng  said
river  down  stream  to  point  of  corn-
Columbia, this Sixteenth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and
-eight.
(L.S.)
S. Y. WOOTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
(3) The objects for which this Company has been established and registered
are:
1. To sue and be sued in any court
having competent jurisdiction in any
territory, state or country, domestic or
foreign, where the said corporation may
transact business;
2. To make and use a common seal,
and to alter the same at pleasure.
3. To  purchase,  hold,  mortgage,  sell
TAKE NOTICE that Edgar L. Blake,
of Fernie, B. C, engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Comemncing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of the north-east quarter of section 5, township 18, range 5,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
east 40 chains to point of commencement, and being the north-east quarter
of said section 5.
EDGAR E. BLAKE.
November l?th, 1908. feb 27.
NECRACO LAND DISTRIOT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Mary Blake, of
Fernie, B. C, married woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner of section 12, of
township 16, range 5; thence south 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains
to point of commencement and being the
north-west quarter of said section 12.
MARY BLAKE,
November 13th, 1908. feb27
NECRACO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Anna Olson, of
Minneapolis, spinster, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-east corner of section 12, township 16, range 6; thence south 80 chains,
thence west 40 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence east 40 chains to place of
commencement, being the east half of
said section 12.
ANNA OLSON.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
NECHACO LAND DISTRICT.
mencement and being about 180 acres of
said section 18.
JESSE BAMFORD.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
NECRACO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Qeorge Bateman,
of Moyie, B. C, rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
_   xn  uun„_™   „.,_,_   „w. __,_._,«   _,_._.  north-west corner of section 11, town-
and convey real and personal property sJj'P 16. ra?-Se 6; thence south 40 chains
of all kinds and description. thence east 80 chains, thence north 40
4. To appoint such officers, agents and chains, thence west 80 chains to place of
servants as the business of the corpora- commencement and being the north-half
tion shall require; to define their power,  of said section "; „.™„.M
to prescribe their duties and to fix their . hG?,°r,?GE BATBMA£h,7
compensations; to require of them such      November 13th, 1908. feb27
scurity as may b thought proper for the	
fulfillment of their duties, and to remove
the mat will, except that no trustee shall
be removed from offlce unless by vote of
two-thirds of the stockholders, in the
manner provided by the statute laws of
the State of Washington.
6. To make by-laws not inconsistent
with the laws of the State of Washington, or any state, territory or country
where the said corporation may be
transacting business.
NECRACO LAND DISTRIOT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Frances T. Batt,
of Portsmouth, England, married woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of section 13, township 16, range 5; thence west 80 chains,
thence north 60 chains more or less to
right bank of Nechaco river; thence following said river east 80 chains, thence
south 60 chains more or less to point or
commencement and being about 480
acres of said section 13.
FRANCES T. BATT.
November 13th, 1908.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
IN  THE   MATTER   OF  THE  ESTATE
OF PAULINE DOUGALL, Deceased.
District of Coast
TAKE NOTICE that James S. Black,
of Chatham, Ontario, accountant, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of section 14, town-
  •**. -—----■  -.!„„._.   ship 16, range 6, thence west 40 chains,
6 To prospect for, enter upon, locate, thenoe north 60 chainSi more „r less to
stake, possess, re-locate, record, develop rlght bank pf Nechaco river, thence fol-
and improve, work and acquire by let- iowlng Bald river east 40 chains, thence
ters patent or otherwise, from the Gov- south 60 chalns more or lesa t0 place of
ernment of the United States and of the beginning being about 200 acres of said
Province of British Columbia, or the
Province of the North-western Territory
or the Cominion of Canada, mining
claims and property and ledges containing veins, lodes and quartz-bearing gold,
silver, copper or other precious metals,
and to acquire mining claims both quartz
and placer, by all lawful means and to
develop and operate them for profit; to
lease mining claims for the purpose of
section 14
JAMES S. BLACK.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
NECHACO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Harry W. Bunn,
opiating "them," and To operate mining of Hooply, N. D., agent, intends to ap-
claims upon shares; to locate, improve, ply for permission to purchase the fol-
acqulre hold and use mill-sites and mill lowing described land: .,.■.-.._...
properties, to divert, appropriate and Commencing at a post planted about
Squire water and water rights, and to 60 chains east of the north-east corner
build flumes, aqueducts and the like for of section 7, township 18, range 6, on
the diversion and use thereof, and to the right bank of the Nechaco river;
construct, maintain and operate railways thence west 60 chains more or less to
and tramways to be used in connection the north-west corner of section 7,
with mining properties, and to acquire thence south 80 chatns, thence east 60
timber claims and timber lands and to chains more or less to right bank of
cut and manufacture such timber and Nechaco river, thence following said
Ti9B the same for the promotion of the river north 80 chains to point of corn-
mining interests of the said corporation; mencement and being about 400 acres of
and to buy, mortgage, sell and generally said section 7. „.___ _ _„„_,
Sonl   In   mlnine  claims  and  properties, HARRY W. BUNN.
both placer ail quartz, _A to operate      November 13th, 1908. feb27
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of Pauline
Dougall, late of the City of Victoria,
ln the Province of British Columbia,
deceased, are hereby required to file
their names and addresses, with full
particulars of their claims and the nature of the securities, if any, held by
them, duly verified, on or before the
16th day of February, 1909.
And notice ls hereby given that after
the said date the Administrator will
proceed to distribute Bald Estate
amongst the parties entitled thereto,
having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice,
or any part thereof, so distributed, to
any person of whose claim he has not
had notice at the time of the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, A.D.
1908.
BODWELL & LAWSON,
Of No. ?*8 Government Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 30.
PRIVATE BILLS.
Excerpt from- Rules and Orders Relating
to Private Bills.
Rule 69.
All applications for Private Bills, properly the subject of legislation by the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, within the purvie wof the "British North America Act, 1867," whether
for the erection of a Bridge, the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike
Road, or .Telegraph or Telephone Line;
the  construction or Improvement  of a
Harbour, Canal, Lock, Dam, Slide, or
other like work; the granting of a right
of Ferry; the incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or of any Joint
Stock Company; or otherwise for granting to any individual or Individuals any
exclusive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing which ln its operation
would affect the rights or property of
other parties, or relate to any particular class of the community, or for making any amendment of a like nature to
any' former. Act,—shall require a Notice, clearly and distinctly specifying
the nature and object of the application and, where, the application refers
to any proposed work, indicating generally the location of the work, and signed
by or on behalf of the.applicants, such
notice to be published as follows:—
In the British Columbia Gazette, and
in one newspaper published ln the District affected therein, then in a newspaper in the next nearest District ln
which a newspaper ls published.
Such notice shall be continued in each
case for a period of at least six weeks,
during the Interval Of time between the
close of the next preceding Session and
the consideration of the Petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by
the parties inserting such notice to the
Clerk of the House, to be filed amongst
the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
'67. No Petition for any Private Bill
shall be received by the House after the
first ten days of each Session, nor may
any Private BIU be presented to the
House after the first three weeks of
each Session, nor may any Report of
any Standing or Select Committee upon
a Private Bill be received after the first
four weeks of each Session, and no
Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule shall be entertained
by the House until the same bas been
reported oh by the Committee on Standing Orders, or after reference made
thereof at a previous sitting of the
House to the Standing Committee charged with consideration of Private Bills,
who shall report thereon to the House.
And if this Rule shall be suspended or
modified as aforesaid the promoters of
any Private Bill which is presented after the time hereinbefore limited, or for
which the Petition has been received
after the time herinbefore limited, shall
ln either case pay double the fees required as herein mentiond, unless the
House shall order to the contrary. Any
person seeking to obtain any Private
Bill shall deposit With the Clerk of the
House, eight days before the opening of
the Session, a printed copy of such BUI,
a copy of the Petition to be presented
to the House, together with the notices
published. At the time of depositing
the Bill, the applicant shall also pay
to the Clerk of the House a sum of
three hundred dollars. If a copy of the
Bill, Petition and notices shall not have
been so deposited ln the hands of the
Clerk of. the House at least eight days
before the opening of the Session, and
if the Petition has not been presented
within the first ten days of the Session,
the amount to be paid to the Clerk shall
be six hundred dollars. If the Bill shall
not pass second reading one-half of the
fees paid shall be returned.
60. Before any Petition, praying for
leave to bring in a Private BUI tor the
erection of a Toll Bridge, is received
by the House, the person or persons
intending to petition for such Bill shall,
upon giving the notice prescribed by
rule 59, also at the same time and ln
the same manner, give notice of the
rates which they Intend to ask, the
extent of the privilege, the height of
the arches, the Interval between the
abutments or piers for the passage of
rafts and vessels, and mentioning also
whether they intend to erect a drawbridge or not, and the dimensions of the
same.
61. All Private Bills for Acts of Incorporation shall be so framed as to
incorporate by reference the clauses of
the General Acts relating to the details
to be provided for by such Bills:—Special grounds shall be established for any
proposed departure from this principle,
or for the Introduction of other provisions as to such details, and a note
shall be appended to the BUI indicating
the provisions thereof ln which the General Act ls proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed ln
accordance with this Rule shall be recast by the promoters and re-prlnted
at their expense before any Committee
passes upon the clauses.
65. AU Private Bills shall be prepared by the parties applying for the
same, and printed ln Small Pica type,
twenty-six ems by fifty ems, on good
paper, ln Imperial octavo form, each
page when folded measuring 10% Inches
by TA Inches. There shall be a marginal number every fifth line of each
page; the numbering of the lines ls
not to run on through the Bill, but the
lines of each page are to be numbered
separately. Two hundred copies of each
Bill shall be deposited with the Clerk
of the House Immediately before the
first reading. If amendments are made
to any Bill during Its progress before
the Committee on Private Bills, or
through the House, such Bill shall be
reprinted by. the promoters thereof.
By new Rule 66a, passed on the 2nd
April, 1901, (see Journals, 1901, page
58); a model form of Railway BUI ls
adopted.
By 65b all Bills to Incorporate or
amend Bills Incorporating railway companies are to be drawn ln accordance
with the  Model Bill.
The provisions contained In any BUI
which are not In accord with the Model
Bill shall be inserted between brackets.
Any exceptional provisions that it
may be proposed to Insert ln any such
BUI shall be clearly specified In the
notice of application for the same.
Dated Sth November, 1901.
THORNTON FELL,
Dec. 12       Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which ha
shall then have had. notice, and he shall
not be liable for the proceeds of the
said estate, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose claims
he has not had notice at the time of
the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, A.D.
1908.
BODWELL & LAJVSON,
Of No. 918 Government Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 80.
&"_ii-~' _~i
•£2K**v>«£
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE,
NOTICE is hereby given that the re-
reserve existing on Lot 7,946, Group 1,
Kootenay, by virtue of the notice dated
December 24th, 1907, and appearing in
the British Columbia Gazette of. De-
camber. 27th, 1907, Is cancelled for the
purpose of effecting a sale of said lot
to Edgar S. Home.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1808.
Dec. 17
"LAND REGISTRY ACT."
* ■»
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certlflcate of Tittle to
Part (146 acres) of Section 3, Otter
District.
NOTICE is hereby given that it la
my Intention at the expiration ot one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above lands Issued
to Joseph Piaement on the 16th day of
July, 1890, and numbered 10298a.   .
Land  Registry Offlce,  Victoria,  B.C.,
the lst day of December, 1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registra-General of Titles.
"LAND   REGISTRY   ACT.'
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
30, Subdivision of Sections 3 and 4,
Fairfield Estate (Map 826) Victoria
City.
Notice is hereby given that it ls my
intention at the expiration of one month
from  the date of the first publication
hereof to issue a Duplicate Certlflcate
of Title to above land Issued to John
Sherburn  on  the  4th  day  of  August,
1908,  and numbered  18349 C.
Land  Registry 0%ce, Victoria,  B.Q.,
the 19th day of January, 1909.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Feb. 27 Registrar-General of Titles.
LICENCE    TO    AN    EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
Intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence* west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chatns to point of commencement.
SAMUEL GEORGE MARLING,
Jan. 2 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
IN   THE  MATTER  OF  THE  ESTATE
of DANIEL CARMODY, Deceased.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate of Daniel Carmody,
late of the City of Seattle, ln the State
of Washington, deceased, are hereby
required to file their names and addresses, with full particulars of their
claims and the nature of the securities,
If any, held by them, duly verified, on
or before the 16th day of February,
1909.
And notice ls hereby given that after
the said date the Executor will proceed to distribute said Estate amongst
Ofl.na.dfl, *
Province of British Columbia,
No. 466.
This is to certify that "The Western
Life and Accident Company," an Extra-
Provincial Mutual Insurance Company,
is authorised and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at Denver, ln the County of
Araphoe, State of Colorado.
The head offlce of the Company ln this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
Wm. H. Biegel, Insurance Agent, whose
address is Vancouver, is the attorney
for the Company.
Qlven under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this sixteenth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and nine.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar ot Joint Stock Companies,
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
—For the purpose of Insuring Its members against death, accident or sickness
on the mutual plan, and to acquire by
purchase, grant, devise, gift or otherwise, such real and personal property
as shall be necessary for the transaction
of its business, and to sell and dispose
of the same or any part thereof when
not required for the use of the corporation, and to invest its funds, accumulated in the course of Its ousiness or
any part thereof ln bonds and mortgages as provided by the laws of the
State of Colorado.
Feb. 20
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Bridge,  Columbia River at Revelstoke.
Sealed Tenders, properly Indorsed, will
be received by the Hon. the Minister of
Public Works up to and Including Monday, February 8th next, for the erection
and completion of a bridge across the
Columbia River at Revelstoke, B.C.
Drawings, specifications, and conditions of tendering and contract may be
seen at the Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., at the offlce of the Provincial Qovernment Timber Inspector,
Vancouver, B.C., and at the Qovernment
Offlce, Revelstoke, B.C, on and after
the 25th inst.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit made payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works for the sum
of two thousand dollars ((2,000), which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when
called upon to do so. The cheques of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
to them upon the execution of the contract.
The cheque of the successful tenderer
will be returned upon his furnishing a
bond satisfactory to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works in the sum of
ten thousand dollars (310,000), for the
due fulfilment of the contract.
No tender will be considered unless
mado out on the form supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed ln the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 20th January, 1909.
Feb. 6 THE WEEK, SATURDAY JANUARY 30, 1909,
Western Canada Wood Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd.
Head Office 638 View Street, Victoria, 8. e.
ORGANIZED TO MANUFACTURE WOOD PULP, NEWSPAPER, AND A GENERAL LINE OF WRAPPING PAPER.
CAPITAL.
The Company have acquired the entire Pulp Limits formerly held by the Quatsino
Power & Pulp Company, consisting of 55,669 acres on Quatsino Sound, Vancouver
Island, and are now proceeding with the erection of a Pulp and Paper Mill, which,
when fully complete, will have a capacity of 600 tons oi news and wrapping paper
per week. We are confident of being able to have the first unit of the plant with a
weekly capacity of approximately 100 tons of wood pulp and paper by December ist
of this year, and in order to make this great and important industry, so necessary
to the development of Western Canada, possible, we now offer for subscription
300,000 shares of the cumulative 7 per cent, preference stock of the corporation in
blocks of 100 shares at $1.00 per share. The preference shares are entitled to a fixed
cumulative dividend of 7 per cent, per annum, calculated from the time that each
payment is due and paid on the shares. Said dividend is due and payable before any
dividend is paid on the ordinary shares. After a like amount has been paid on the
ordinary shares, the preferred and ordinary shares shall thereafter participate equally.
At the present time it is impossible to buy stock in the majority of pulp and paper
mills of Canada. Last year the Laurentide Co. paid 19 per cent, on its preferred
stock, while the International Paper Co. distributed almost $2,000,000 as surplus and
dividends. With our splendid timber limits and immense water power, which enable
us to turn out news and wrapping paper from $2 to $4 cheaper than the same goods
can be produced in the United States or Eastern Canada, there is no reason why we
750,000 Shares Cumulative Preference Shares $1.00 per Share
750,000 Ordinary Shares ..         $I.0o per Share
should not be able to make 10 per cent, to 20 per cent, higher profit than the present
operating mills of the United States or Canada. We not only have an advantage
over the Ontario and Quebec mills in the matter of wood pulp, but we are at the
threshold of the great Oriental markets such as China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand,
Hawaii, and so forth, who annually import millions of dollars of wood pulp and
paper, and to which ports we are able to procure a freight rate from British Columbia
at from $3 to $5 per ton. We have engaged the services of Mr. Chas. B. Pride, of
Appleton, Wis., who will have entire charge of the plans and specifications of our
plant and hydraulic work. Mr. Pride is one of the most distinguished authorities in
the United States on the erection of pulp and paper mills, having built more than 50
of the leading pulp and paper mills of the United States, and our ambition is to
make this one of the most up-to-date and modern mills of the world.
We fully believe there never was a better opportunity of securing a permanent
dividend paying stock than that affirmed by the preferred stock of this corporation,
and those interested in the proposition are cordially invited to visit the Company's
office, 638 View Street, where a map and particulars of the property, detailed estimates
of cost of manufacture, and particulars of buildings and plant, can be seen, and any
information or explanation required will be cheerfully given. Payments for the
shares are to be made as follows: 15 per cent, on application, 15 per cent, in 30 days,
and the balance, 10 per cent, per month.   Total payment covers eight months.
DIRECTORS
COL.  HENRY APPLETON,   Royal  Engineer,  retired,  Director  British  Canadian
Wood Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.
CHARLES J. V. SPRATT, President Victoria Machinery Depot, Victoria.
DR. LEWIS HALL, Mayor of Victoria, B.C.
CHARLES LUGRIN, Editor "Colonist," Victoria, B.C.
W. K. HOUSTON, Member W. K. Houston & Co., Victoria.
JOSEPH McPHEE, General Merchant, Cumberland and Courtenay.
F. J. MARSHALL, formerly Asst. Manager National Bank of India.
The following gentlemen have consented to join the Board after the General
Meeting February 4th, 1909, at which time the Board will be increased from seven to
nine members.
FREDERICK APPLETON, Director M. R. Smith & Co., Ltd., Victoria.
GREELY  KOLTS,   Director  and  Fiscal  Agent  British   Canadian  Wood  Pulp   &
Paper Co., Ltd.
OFFICERS
President:
COL. HENRY APPLETON, R. E.
Vice-President:
CHARLES J. V. SPRATT.
Secretary:
ARTHUR H. HARMAN.
Treasurer:
F. J. MARSHALL.
Solicitors:
EBERTS & TAYLOR.
Auditor:
W. CURTIS SAMPSON.
Engineer & Architect;
CHAS. B. PRIDE.
Appleton, Wis., and Spokane, Wash,
Fiscal Agent:
GREELY KOLTS.
CORRESPONDENCE
The Week accepts no responsibility
for the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be Inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer or a nom de plume, but the
writer's name and address must be
given to the Editor as an evidence of
bona tides. In no case will it be
divulged without consent.
THE SIXTH SENSE.
There is an interesting article on
this subject in the Daily Mail of the
5th inst. The author deals specially
with the fact that certain animals undoubtedly havc premonition of coining
disaster. One of the commonest and
best known forms of this is the be-
havious of cattle before rain. If during the morning cattle are seen lazily
lying down or standing about doing
nothing, fine weather may confidently
be expected; but on the other hand,
if they are seen eagerly feeding, however clear the sky may be, rain is not
far off. No great natural satostrophe
occurs without some clear premonition. In the recent Sicilian disaster,
several animals are said . to have
scented the impending danger. They
"showed perturbation." The writer
quotes other well known instances. On
one occasion all the sheep on the
Chiltern Hills stampeded simultaneously; on another all the race horses
at Newmarket ceased to feed before
one slight shock, and it is well known
that cats havc a peculiar dread of
earthquakes. Instances of this latter
were observed here in Victoria during
tbe slight shake that occurred a few
days ago.
The writer of the article in the Mail
believes that to attribute this prescience to the sixth sense is too much of
a generalizatio'n. Species of animals
<liffer among themselves, as much as
we differ from them, in their perception of coming change. Nearly all the
records of earthquake prophecies are
to the account of domestic animals.
Sheep are peculiarly sensitive to electrical change and are aware many
hours in advance of a coming thunderstorm. Birds seem to have a finer
sense of such atmospheric changes as
are indicated by our mercurial instruments. Referring to this instinct of
birds, the writer affirms that the organ itself is visible in the construction
of bird fanciers. In many parts of
the bodies of birds enclosed in their
bones are air sacs, which it is generally believed aid in art of fight by
lightening the frame of the bird, and
it may well be that those internal
cavities act as barometers and are
sensitive to atmospheric pressure. The
visible evidences of bird premonition
of change are the habits of gulls,
which fly far inland before a great
gale at sea*. Snipe leave fresh water
for salt water marshes at the approach of frost and owls hoot in conceited ecstasy during a rising glass.
The author concludes an interesting
article by saying that it is difficult to
avoid the belief that the animal whose
life is the exercise of sense does not
perhaps, through the medium of thc
hair, feel change, especially electrical change, by reason of some general
sensitiveness that does not belong to
sight or sound or touch, or smell, or
taste. In human beings if this sense
ever existed it is now latent except
possibly in certain favoured individuals, because man has long been in
the habit of covering his body with
garments of the most non-conducting
materials he can find, and possibly because hc subordinates his natural instinct to the easier method of hanging up a bit of seaweed which in all
countries and amongst almost all peoples, is a usual and most unfailing hy
grometer, though it may not always
be called by that terrible name.
CHARLES ST. BARBE.
Victoria, 28th Jan., 1909.
Frost Bells.
Sir,—The recent cold snap and
damage to water pipes, etc., with its
attendant discomfort to the housekeeper and schoolmarm, might, 1
think, be alleviated if a "Frost Bell"
was rung. The Service Brigade are
always on watch, and if when the danger point was approached, the bell
was rung, The church bells might also
be used with advantage, as "cleanliness is next to godliness," and without water the residents would not approach the condition laid down. I feel
that the mention of frost is a tender
point to the dwellers in an earthly
paradise, but even the far-famed Riviera has its cold snaps, when the
wind blows from the mountains and
the proximity of so many snow mountains with a warm sea on the other
hand, must always render the danger
of a frost present to Victoria, though
it adds to its healthy climate.
Point Comfort. E. MAUDE.
Ross Bay, Victoria, B. C, 27th Jan.,
1909.
Sir,—Very many thanks for your
reference last week to the needs and
troubles of Ross Bay district. It is
not, however, only the Street Railway
and Telephone Companies who are
neglecting 11s; (the latter has actually offered a service, but upon prohibitive terms), for, with the exception of
the assessor, the city authorities appear to have quite forgotten this part
of Victoria for some years past; and
although Ross Bay is part of Ward 5,
even the aldermen seem to be unaware of the fact. No roads have
been opened in the district, the nearest fire alarm box is still distant just
under a mile, and the nearest hydrant
between three and four thousand feet.
We have no city lights, although
there are two on our boundaries, and
a policeman is about as hard to get
hold of as city water in July. The
cliff between Clover Point and the
Cemetery is being rapidly washed
away, but it is to be supposed that the
city will do something about this before the road is entirely gone, in order
that the pampered tourist may not be
deprived of his waterfront drive.
Tourist worship is all very well in
I its way, but when large areas of the
j city lack water, light, roads and police
\ and fire protection, it seems a little bit
strange, to those not in the publishing
or transportation business that money
should be spent in attracting to the
city visitors of the class that crowded
the streets last summer.      Trippers
from the Sound, eating the food they
brought with them in public places,
and  returning   (thank   Heaven)   the
same day they arrived, carrying a picture post-card apiece as the result of
their total expenditure here.
This has been said a good many
times before, but it is none, the less
the opinion of a not insignificant portion of the community, and still awaits
a satisfactory reply.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
BEACHCOMBER.
I Government Agent, Revelstoke, B.C., oil
and after January 26th next.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque, or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the undersigned, in the sum of nine hundred
($900.00) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to
do so, or if he fall to complete the work
contracted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract. Tenders
will not be considered unless made out
on the forms of tender supplied, sighed
with the actual signature of the tenderer and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 20th January, 1909.
Feb. 6
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Columbia River Bridge, Revelstoke, B.C.
*■•■    ■•
Re Tenders for Iron Work.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Ironwork, Columbia River Bridge, at
Revelstoke, B.C.
Sealed Tenders, indorsed "Tenders for
Wrought and Cast Iron, per pound," will
be received by the undersigned up to and
including the 8th'day of February next,
for the manufacture and delivery, f.o.b.
cars at Revelstoke, all the Ironwork for
the above bridge as called for ln the
Bills of Iron and Drawings exhibited.
Specifications, drawings, bills of iron,
forms of contract and tender, may be
seen at the offlce of the Public Worka
Engineer, Victoria, B.C.; the oflice of
the Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver, B.C.; and at  the offlce of the
Addenda:
In order to Insure the rapid delivery
of the Iron work (ln accordance with
the above Notice to Contractors), tenderers are invited to submit their tenders at a price per pound on each span
separately, and shall state ln their tender the earliest date at which they are
prepared to deliver the same.
The Government reserves th right to
accpt tenders for any one span or all the
spans; the tenderer to fabricate and
deliver the iron work in the order to
be described by the Public Works
Engineer.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works-,
Victoria, B.C., 26th January, 1909.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve on Lot 29a, Range 4, Coast District, ls cancelled.
R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of
t     _.       _. „.   ,      Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 15th October, 1908
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