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The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review*
Pnbllshad at Victoria. B. C.
Hall Gf Walker
Agents
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St. Telephone 83
Vol. X.   No. 2.
Tenth Year
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
THE LEGISLATURE—The third
session of the twelfth Parliament of
British Columbia was opened with
the usual ceremony on Thursday last. It
was gratifying to note that the general public took considerable interest in the proceedings, as in addition to the three hundred invited guests, the galleries were
packed and a large concourse of people assembled on the terrace in front of the
^Parliament Buildings. The touch of ornate-
tiess which characterised the proceedings
is both attractive and popular. It imparts
an air of reality and seriousness to what
would otherwise be an almost monotonous
function. In the Legislative Chamber the
■bright dresses of the ladies and the brighter
uniforms of the officers who form a Guard
of Honour add to the picturesqueness of
the animated scene, and the Lieutenant-
Governor in his handsome uniform is always an imposing figure. The present incumbent of the high office looks every inch
a Governor, and acquits himself most admirably. To the more popular function
succeeds the routine of Prayers and Notices, rounded up by the presentation of the
Estimates by the popular Finance Minister,
Mr. Price Ellison, and the various Reports
on Health and Education by the Provincial
Secretary, Dr. Young. Then on the motion
of the Premier, the House adjourns till the
next day. The Address to the Throne naturally deals in generalities. The details
of the Government policy await the elaboration of the various bills to be presented
to the House. It is possible, however, to
glean from the Address that the two important subjects to be dealt with this Session are extensive amendments to the Land
Act and a Railway Policy. The former is
in very capable hands in the person of the
latest ministerial recruit, Mr. W. R. Ross,
Minister of Lands, and when the measure is
submitted it will be found that the subject
has been exhaustively considered and the
alterations conceived for the purpose of
promoting settlement and protecting the
pre-emptor. As to the Railway Policy of
the Government, whilst the details are withheld, it is known that Mr. McBride is but
following out the programme which he
sketched at the last Provincial election. He
said then that the great Canadian Northern
scheme, which has since been so successfully initiated, was but an instalment, and
would lead on to other trunk lines ancl numerous branches. It is now known that a
new trunk line will connect Vancouver with
the Peace River country; that the C. P. R.
and C. N. R. will build to the north of
Vancouver Island, and that another railway
destined to become a Transcontinental railway will be assisted between the Pacific
Coast and the Rockies in the northern portion of the Province. The House is already
settling down to work and the Session is
not expected to be a lengthy one, but it will
be memorable as the first Session in the
history of British Columbia when the Government was able to announce a revenue of
$10,000,000 and an estimated expenditure
of $8,000,000. If, as is rumoured, Mr. McBride decides to appeal to the electorate
in the near future, he can safely do so on
such a splendid record.
ANEW MAYOR—The world looked
just a little brighter to the majority
of the citizens of Victoria on Friday morning, when they found that, for a
time at any rate, a regime of fanaticism
and strife had ended, and the city was to
be placed under new Mayoral and Aldermanic control. It is true that in the case
of the Mayor the majority was small, but
only experienced campaigners, who know
the difficulty of dislodging vested interests,
can appreciate how much harder it was to
oust Mr. Morley from the Mayoral Chair,
than it will be to defeat him on any future
occasion. The vested interests which conspired to keep him there were numerous
and powerful, and if the true story of the
fight were ever published in detail, it would
furnish interesting reading for that section
of the community which has stood by Mr.
Morley through thick and thin for about
seven years. To those who knew how little
reality there was about the supposed Social
Reform work of the ex-Mayor it has been
a long-standing surprise that the Reform
Organizations, which have supported him,
could be so long deluded. Anyone familiar
with the conditions of Victoria today in
certain quarters, knows that they are far
worse than at any time within the last
ten years. A few unfortunate Chinamen
are raided from time to time to satisfy
public opinion, whilst well-known gambling
resorts are allowed to run wide open under
the management of white men. The restricted district was broken up in the name
of Morality, but the denizens were allowed
to settle in every part of the city; not only
alongside private houses, but in the hotels,
until people who have no desire to have
dealings with this class find a difficulty in
avoiding it. The White Slave Traffic, especially in very young girls, has increased
enormously during the past year, and all
this under the regime of a Mayor whose
chief claim to the electors was that he
was the nominee of the Moral Reform
Party and could be counted on to advance
their propaganda. The very best that can
be said of Mr. Morley is that he may not
have known of these conditions, in whicii
case he has only proved his incompetency,
for it is his business to know, and a competent Mayor would know, ancl would put
such conditions down with a strong hand.
Of Mr. Morley's business incompetency, of
his extravagance, of his hare-brained
schemes for unlimited expenditures, of his
profound egotism ancl quarrelsomeness
enough is known, and it cannot but be a
matter for general rejoicing that a Mayor
who has clone Victoria so much harm and
has made civic administration the laughingstock of the country, should have been defeated. Mr. Beckwith succeeds him ancl
will be expected to furnish a very different
administration of public affairs. He will
find grievances on every hand, demanding
prompt redress. Time alone can tell
whether he will prove to be "the man of
the hour." The Week believes he will, and
this confidence is based on a knowledge of
his personal character and business qualities. He must first get the municipal machinery into running order, ancl every department working smoothly. In this he will
be assisted by a practically new Council,
with none of the prejudices of the old one.
If a tithe of the time which the late Council
devoted to bickering ancl quarrelling is devoted strictly to business, it will only be a
few months before the reproach of bad
management is removed. The electors expect much of the new Mayor ancl Council.
At present they will hold their judgment,
but if their anticipations are realised they
will not be slow to show their appreciation.
PROVINCIAL UNIVERSITY—The
Victoria Times has now joined the
band of yelping curs who find their
chief occupation in baiting the Minister of
Education. The campaign was started in
Vancouver ancl was organized on the supposition that the Minister was determined
to force an officer of the Provincial Education Department into the position of
Governor of the new LTniversity, a perfectly gratuitous supposition ancl one which The
Week is in a position to state has absolutely
no foundation in fact. Whether Vancouver conceived the idea that one of the
School Inspectors or Superintendents of the
Terminal City was best qualified for the
position does not appear, although there
must be a "nigger in the fence" somewhere
to explain such a violent ancl unreasoning
attack as was made upon the Minister. The
Times has pushed the attack along in the
most approved style of the paper which it
was copying and, in addition to making
wholesale and unfounded charges against
the Superintendent of Education, it is now
attempting to villify the personal character
of the Minister. Vilification ancl muckraking are the standard characteristics of
the Victoria Times, and they have never
been indulged in with greater unfairness
than in the present case. The Week holds
no brief for any man, nor for any Minister, least of all for one whose administration is open to fair criticism, but it is
a matter of common knowledge that the
affairs of the Education Department of the
Province have been admirably administered under Dr. Young, ancl it is impossible
to give him too much credit for his splendid inception of the University project and
the thorough manner in which he is endeavouring to carry it out. If the Victoria
Times has any charges to bring against
the administration common decency demands that it shall be specific, ancl that it
shall confine itself to the public acts of
the Minister ancl his Deputies. When, if
ever, it is prepared to take that ground,
which is the only ground tolerated by fair-
minded people, no doubt a satisfactory defence of the administration will be forthcoming.
THE WIVES OF HINDUS—The
cause of political equality, at any
rate in British Columbia, has been
set back ten years by the vagaries of Mrs.
Pankhurst, who a few weeks ago defended
personal violence, and by the amazing action of the Women's Council in Vancouver
in passing a resolution urging that the Government should not accede to the request of
Dr. Sundar Singh ancl allow the wives and
families of Hindus already in this country
to be brought here. One can only stand
aghast at such action on the part of Canadian women. Whatever bearing the application of Dr. Singh ancl his colleagues
might or might not have on the general
question of Oriental Immigration, nothing
could absolve civilised women' from according sympathy ancl relief to their Oriental
sisters. If there is one right more sacred
than any other which Womanhood possesses, it is the right of a wife to be with
her husband. Apart from the moral aspect of the question, which leaves no room
for discussion, British Law not only recognises, but emphasizes, this condition in the
strongest manner possible, even to the extent of compelling husband and wife to
live together. The action of the Vancouver
ladies, assuming as one must assume, that
it was not prompted by any consciously
sinister motive, indicates a degree of callousness whicii has been exhibited by women, not for the lirst time, when dealing
with members of their own sex. The
strongest argument against political equality
is furnished by the inhumanity of women's
organizations towards suffering women, and
it would be difficult to find a more startling and convincing illustration than that
furnished by the women of Vancouver, or
a more gratifying contrast than the refusal
of the Victoria organization to follow suit.
recommend such a policy for Canada, but
no student of economics can doubt that
within twenty years, and possibly within
ten, public opinion will insist on following
the lead of the Mother Country. Fifty
reasons could be given why such a policy
would not have been practicable in the
pioneer clays of a new country; it was inevitably that the great Transportation Companies should own ancl control the first telegraphic systems. It was equally inevitable
that private capital should install the first
telephone system. But neither service is
satisfactory or adequate to the growing
needs of the country. Public business is
subordinated in the case of the telegraphs
to the business of the Corporation. The
rates are excessive and the proposal to raise
the telephone rates is simply outrageous,
and, if enforced, will lead to the disuse of
many instruments. At first Jhe telephone
was a luxury; it has now become a necessity, ancl for that reason, if for no other,
should cease to be in private hands.
IMMIGRATION—All advices from Ottawa point to anticipations of an enormous influx of European settlers into
Canada during the present year. Sir Hugh
Allan, the head of the Allan Shipping Line,
is probably as well posted on this subject
as any man living, and he shares the anticipation. It should be the aim of the British Columbia Government to secure a full
share of the new settlers, and no doubt
steps will be taken looking to that end Mr.
Sheffield, who is now in the city, and who
has liad several consultations with representatives of the Government, is an authority on the subject, having had considerable experience in Saskatchewan as an
officer of the Immigration Department. He
has submitted a scheme to the Government,
whicii may, or may not, be enforced, but
he at least furnishes a practical suggestion, ancl one, which, if not perfect, may
be improved upon ancl adopted. In any
event it is certain that the time has arrived
when British Columbia must have more
settlers on the land. So far the big syndicates whicii have secured control of large
tracts of land have failed to attract settlers
to any considerable extent. It may be a
question whether the time is not ripe for
placing all lands in the Province under
reserve in order to enforce settlement on
those already acquired.
TELEPHONES—The British Government has just completed its
purchase of the property of the
National Telephone Company, thus classing
the telephone with the telegraphic ancl
postal systems as a public utility which
should be owned ancl operated by the public,   It may be a little early in the day to
A CONTRAST—The Saturday before
thc Coronation Durbar the women
of India presented an Address to
Her Majesty, thc Queen. In acknowledging its receipt Her' Majesty made a most
beautiful and touching reply, such a reply
as might have been expected from an English Queen, a descendant of Queen Victoria. Among other sentences it may not
be inapropos to carefully note the following and to specially recommend it to the
consideration of the Women of Vancouver,
who offered such a rebuff to the Women of
India: "The pages of history have set forth
what splendid influences for goocl can be.
brought to bear in their homes by the
Women of India, and the annals of its
noble races are coloured by acts of de-
voted fealty and magnificent service as the
fruits of the lessons instilled by mothers in
the hearts and minds of their children."
This will sound strange to Canadian
mothers, with many of whom it is now the
fashion to leave such things to the "school-
marm" or the nursery governess. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
In spite of the expressed opinion
of a large number of the citizens of
Victoria, the position of caretaker at
the public convenience on the corner
of Government ancl Wharf streets has
been granted to the Italian who has
already been acting in that capacity.
I have not a word to say against the
Italian personally; I hardly know him
by sight, but I do protest against an
easy job of this nature, whicii is so
eminently suited to thc declining
years of one of our own race, being
handed over to a foreigner in the
prime of life, just because he is willing to take it for nothing, relying
on the profits of his peanut and
fruit stands both above and below
the area reserved. This is such
cheap economy. That the general
public is highly indignant at the
award is to put the matter in the
mildest light. Perhaps it is impossible to become really angry over the
appointment of a man to the position
of caretaker to a public convenience.
But the principle involved is the same
as if he were appointed to a post of
high responsibility. Cheap economy
appears to have been the motto displayed before the eyes of Mr. Morley
and his associates and the matter of
a few dollars and cents weighed
mightily vvith those men, who think
nothing of advocating the spending
of vast quantities of money on civic
propositions of doubtful nature. Is it
any wonder that the average British
subject, after .months of patient waiting for the job which does not materialize, makes up his mind to leave
the city which prefers to shower favours on the alien ancl to leave the
fellow-subject out in the cold?
J** >. !|t
A    man   well   known in   Victoria,
stopped me on  the street the other
■ day and said, "Lounger, I wish- you
wou'tl write about thc number of dead
men on the street!"   I stared at him
aghast,   and   then   he   began   to   explain.   As my vis-a-vis was a man of
virulent tongue, of excitable temperament and versatile feet, I prefer to
give  ihe  gist of his remarks  in  my
own language.   It is certainly an undoubted fact that there is a peripatetic po; illation in Victoria which gives
the   enei ly   every   occasion   to   blas-
•  phenie.    There   is  a  class   of  loafer
which i i far too common.   Although
perfectly  sober, he  seems to  find it
impossible to walk along one side of
the   sidewalk.    He  needs   both,  and
he walks so slowly that it is with the
greatest difficulty that the man who
wants io get to the end of the street
is able l,> pass him.   The four corners
at the junction of Yates and Government Streets arc invariably crowded
with a gang of loafers of this same
description.    This is no fault of the
police.    T   have  frequently   observed
that   the   man   "on   point"   does   his
ch'ty religiously in clearing the passage-way,  but  these  fellows  keep  on
"mooching" round, doing nothing and
doing no particular harm, but generally lending an air of slackness to an
atmosphere which is never too full of
energy. Personally, I am a "Lounger,"
but one of our most respected public
men  once stopped me on the street
and    said,    "They    call    you    'The
Lounger,'  but though  I'm  an  active
man  myself,  I  can  never keep  pace
with you when once you get started
down    the    street."   And it's a fact.
When I start out to walk somewhere,
I want to reach my destination,'ancl
I don't see any good in wasting time
by "mooching."   The "moodier" and
the "umbrella fiend" (he who carries
his  umbrella with the point sticking
out   behind)   are   the   curse   of   our
sometimes beautiful streets.
In another column of this issue will
be found a letter 'from a valued correspondent dealing with the subject
of* young lads making a ' habit of
droppi-tig into pool-rooms. It is some
time since I have written _(.,lii.£. on,
this subject.    In fact, to tell the truth,
it is a very long time since I was
in a pool-room myself. Billiards and
pool are not numbered amongst my
own particular vices. But I do remember that at one time I had a
pretty hot paragraph on this very
question. On this occasion I had been
to a pool-room in the centre of the
city and had been compelled to wait
for a table whilst a company of small
boys (averaging from seventeen to
twelve years of age) finished their
game. Apart from the exceedingly
bad style of play whicii characterised
their game, what struck me most was
the extraordinary proficiency which
they showed in the use of bad language. It appeared to be a point of
honour that each boy should use an
oath just one worse than that indulged in by his predecessor. I noticed at the time that there were notices on the wall to the effect that
no person under eighteen years of age
was allowed to use the tables, but this
appeared to worry the proprietor and
his assistant not at all. I am by no
means a prude, and I think that billiards is a game which any boy may
play with advantage, but he should
play it under favourable circumstances and not in public pool-rooms
when he is of an age to pick up all
that is. bad from association with the
average pool-room hanger-on. However, nobody knows better than I do
that this is a most difficult problem;
it is too serious to be treated in a
column of this description. At the
same time, our correspondent makes
a fair point when she says that the
police know that youths under a certain age are not allowed to frequent
pool-rooms, but that the latter Jiave
no difficulty in doing so.
*   *   *
I wonder whether store-keepers in
town are aware that on a cold ancl
frosty morning they frequently lay
themselves open to a suit for heavy
damages. I have noticed, ancl when
I have not myself noticed others have
pointed it out to me, that the Chink,
or office-boy, as the case may be, will
wash down the pavement in front of
a store, perfectly oblivious of the fact
that the temperature outside is below
freezing. Any person who, coming
along the side-walk, happens to slip
on the frozen mixture caused by this
cleansing process, ancl sustains an injury, is at liberty to bring an action
for damages, and, what is more important, is extremely likely to get the
damages awarded him. One hates, in
this country, to say a word whicii
might discourage cleanliness; but, after all, even cleanliness should be
exercised with discretion, ancl when
we do get a cold snap in Victoria it
would be well to allow the common
or garden broom to do the necessary
cleansing work and keep the water
for a more convenient season,
A subscriber met me on the street
today with a new invention. I am
not keen on inventions; they usually mean money in some form or
other, but this particular gentleman
did not want me to finance his
scheme; he did not even want to
borrow two-bits; all be wanted was
for me to lay his project before the
B. C. E. R. I feel that I cannot do
this better than through the medium
of my column. It would appear that
my friend is actuated by the very
highest feelings of consideration ancl
sympathy for our street-car service
ancl he is desirous of pointing out how
the B. C. E. R. could carry more passengers with less inconvenience both
to themselves ancl to the said passengers. His first suggestion, that
the cars should be built in boiler
fashion, I did not quite understand,
being no kind of a mechanician myself, but he explained that by this
means an indefinite number of passengers could be carried and discharged sideways'at any street desired. As I. say, however, this is a
mechanical     question     beyond     my
powers of comprehension. His second device, however, came within the
■scope of my understanding and appealed to me. His idea was that
every passenger should be armed with
a greased oil-skin, so that he could
slide through the multitudes which
throng every car (the Beacon Hill
cars in particular), and thereby gain
an entrance where now it is impossible. It is some time since I had
occasion to use a Beacon Hill car,
but I well remember a year ago
thinking that the Beacon Hill-Spring
Ridge service was the worst in town.
Any old car which was too bad even
for Cook Street was palmed off onto
the unfortunate dwellers in James
Bay, and I have never seen a decent
car on this line yet. These same
dwellers are a good-natured, long-
suffering crowd, otherwise they would
have risen up in arms long ago and
first slaughtered the Mayor and
Council, secondly the presiding officials of the B. C. E. R., and thirdly
everyone else in Victoria who did not
live soutii of the Causeway. James
Bay has always had the worst of it,
and if anyone doubts this statement,
let him regard the roads and lights in
that district and remember what they
have been for the last eight years.
Further back I cannot go, 'cos I
wasn't here.
* ***** slit is with great glee that I hear
that there is really going to be a
big Harbour improvement here, because I see a chance of having one of
my pet grievances abolished. I understand that there will probably be
a goocl deal of dredging done in the
Inner Harbour and whether they start
operations at the bottom ancl work
up, or start at the top and work
down, at some period or other they
are sure to come across all the debris and filth which daily pollutes the
surface water. And if they once get
the top clean, it should be an easy
matter to make it a penal offence for
stewards and bottle-washers on the
boats to throw their refuse overboard when inside the harbour. Of
course, nobody would choose any harbour to bathe in for preference; not
if there were any other place; but
still, there is something to be said for
keeping the water front tidy, if one
may use such a phrase. Moreover,
as I have remarked before, the floating stuff is often heavy enough to
prove a menace to small boats and
launches.
*   *   *
There have been many references
to the Victoria police force in the
columns of The Week, and they have
not always been complimentary. But
I venture to say a word on behalf
of the "man on point." I understand
that in Victoria the policeman whose
duty it is to stand at the comer of
Yates and Government, Government
ancl Fort, Government and Humboldt,
is slated to remain at that particular
point for seven hours at a stretch.
Tllis is somewhat strenuous, my
friends. Of course, there is not the
same mental strain involved as there
is in London, where the "man on
point" remains at his station for two
hours only, but still, seven hours is
quite a long time to hang about in
one place with only the breadth of the
road to walk in. I think that this
is a matter whicii might well occupy
the attention of the Police Commissioners. In the meantime, I am
thankful that the man who has to
stand on the Street Corner for such
a lengthy period of time is the
"Bobby" ancl not the
(&l
W^-pl*.
VIOLIN RECITAL
On Monday, January 15th, a violin
recital will be given at the Alexandra
Club by Mr. 0, Zaniona of New
York. Mr. Zaniona, who has prepared a most inviting programme,
will be assisted by Mr. R. H. Rimes
as accompanist. Tickets may be obtained at Messrs, T. N. Hibben's Stationery store or from Messrs, Fletcher.
Bros.
It's a Good Wind that
blows Nobody 111
In which case one of the most benevolent breezes
that ever blew is Lemp's Beer. Fine as a family
drink, with its delightful sparkle and invigorating qualities. Lemp's is made from pure malt
and hops, and has a delicious, appetizing flavor
which creates a hearty appetite and aids digestion.
A bottle with your lunch or evening meal will
satisfy ancl give true enjoyment to the meal as no
other can. Order a case from your dealer today.
Drink Lemp's Beer at your hotel, club, cafe or bar
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Why Take Chances?
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best obtainable.    You will find it so much easier to make your selection of Wines
and Spirits here.    With stocks so large and variety so great you will find it easy *
to fill your every want.
Harvey's Special Scotch, per bottle  $1.00
Old Orkney Liqueur Scotch, per bottle  $1.25
Watson's Scotch, per bottle $1.00
King George Liqueur Scotch, per bottle   $1.25
Old Smuggler Scotch, per bottle  ?t.oo
Black & White Scotch, per bottle  $1.25
House of Commons Scotch, per bottle  $1.00
House of Lords Scotch, per bottle  $1.25
White Horse Scotch, per bottle $1.00
Bonnie  Lassie  Scotch,  Imp.  quart    $1.25
Loch  Katrine  Scotch,   Imp.   quart    $1.25
Duncan Mcintosh Scotch, Imp. quart   $1.25
Dewar's Scotch, per bottle   $1.00
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Carey Road Victoria, B. C THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
COMING    ATTRACTIONS    AT   THE
VICTORIA THEATRE
■.inemacolor Pictures  Jan. ia, 13
nna Held    Jan. 19
The Private  Secretary   Jan.  20
rbes Robertson        Jan. 22, 23
he Girl of the Golden West Jan. 26
' .te Barrier   Jan. 29
* ocal Choral Society Jan. 31
j; Arion Club Concert  Feb. 5
,se Melville in "Sis Hopkins" Feb. 6
! A Fool There Was
\ A Fool There Was" was repre-
•nted   at   the   Victoria   Theatre   on
hursday night and left almost as bad
taste in the mouth as the Morley
■ime, which terminated at about the
hie time.
•/ven the best American critics ad-
that there is no American school
•drama and no American dramatist
j mark. Every successive Ameri-
play which   comes   to   Victoria
engthens this contention.
["i great dramatist could have made
good play on .the slender material
•rnished by Burne-Jones' picture ancl
ludyard Kipling's poem, but the
.heme is no new one, and has been
xeated in one form or another by the
dramatists of all ages. The difference
is that it has usually been an incident in the play, whereas in the case
of "A Fool There Was" it is the
whole play.
A fair criticism on this production
is that it furnished a vehicle for three
really splendid pieces of acting. Nothing could have been beter than the
work of Virginia Pearson as "Th*
Vampire." She easily carried off first
honours. Robert Hilliard could not
have been improved upon as "The
Fool," and Alphonse Ethier played
the part of the friend to perfection.
From a dramatic stand-point there
were two great scenes in the play;
the second Scene of Act II in the
Library of "Thc Fool," where, for
the first time "The Vampire" and
"The Fool" occupied the stage together. The other, in the Final Act,
where "Thc Fool" has been reduced
by vice to a lower level than that of
the beasts, ancl is little more than a
raving, doddering maniac.
As a piece of realistic acting Robert
Hilliard's work in this last scene recalls Charles Warner in "Drink" ancl
no higher praise can be given. But,
./hen one conies to reflect on the play
is a whole, the verdict can only bc
•lat such plays can serve no good
nirposc, and that when they are
made more lurid and nauseating than
either Burne-Jones or Kipling intended through the crude handling of a
sensational dramatist, they may become positively repulsive.
The answer to Thursday night's
play is that "The Vampire" is an abnormal type, that no good purpose is
served by exploiting such a character
and that "the gods" once again proved
themselves the soundest critics when
they conveyed their disapprobation
in an unmistakable manner and came
very near hissing the play off the
stage.
Once more I venture to ask how
long are Victoria audiences to be tortured by the type of American drama
which masquerades as a play and
which seems to be the standing dish
of the average American  Company?
University  of  California  Glee  Club.
It is a sure thing that the entertainment which drew a too scanty house
to tlle Victoria Theatre Monday niglit
last was one. of the most original
that has ever attracted a Victoria
audience. This is not tp say that the
performance, put up by the University
of California Glee Club was not goocl.
On (the' contrary,-it was very goocl,
but it was. original,' and Victoria always needs a good deal of education
when anything original comes along.
The Berkeley boys made a hit and
their versatility is a thing to be admired. Whether in monologue, song
or sketch, there were "there" all the
time, and the consequence was that
a most pleasureable and amusing
evening was spent by those who were
fortunate enough to avail themselves
of' the opportunity of hearing the
lads from California.
The Empress Theatre.
It is not so very long ago that Fred
Eshkoff and Anna Gordon were on
the vaudeville stage in Victoria, and
again they prove such popular favourites that one is tempted to hope
that it will not be long before they
are back again. Their turn is comic
in the extreme, and at the same time
affords opportunity for really clever
work. Mlle. Cecille & Co. have been
presenting an acrobatic aurn of no
mean skill, and Bert von Klein &
Grace Gibson have a feature act which
thrills the audience all right. Ted
Lcnore may strike some audiences as
amusing, but he has not struck the
right note for Victoria. Marlin &
Lona as jugglers complete a very acceptable bill.
The Crystal Theatre.
One of the most amusing comedies
ever presented on a moving picture
screen was that entitled "Twa Hie-
land Lads" whicii appeared at the
Crystal at the beginning of the week.
The contrast in sizes reminded one
of many similar contrasts in our own
city, and the setting was well sustained.
The Majestic Theatre.
The story of how a convict sacrificed himself to safe a little girl who
had befriended him previously was
pathetically told at the Majestic
Theatre on Monday last. For sheer
comedy the adventures of "Get Rich
Quick Hall and Ford" are hard to
beat, and the Yates street house had
another of the series on the screen
this week.
Romano's Theatre.
It is not often that a film which
possesses the attraction of "Lost in
the Jungle" conies as far west as
Victoria, but the management of Romano's were successful in securing
this famous Selig film for production
at the beginning of the week. The
adventures of the company who are
engaged in posing for the series, of
which this is but one, are manifold,
and the films themselves represent a
feature of wild life which is most instructive.
Forbes-Robertson in "The Passing of
The Third Floor Back."
The entire production of "The
Passing of the Third Floor Back"
justifies the author's definition of
Art, whose business, the Passer-By
says, "is to reveal the beauty underlying all things." How much of the
the play to be presented here shortly
is to be ascribed to the author, ancl
how much to the actor-manager,
would be difficult to say.
Forbes-Robertson has a wonderful
gift for the composition of his pictures, probably because he is a painter
as well as an actor, and a philosopher
as well as manager. His own personality, too, is predominent. Tall,
ascetic, with a face in whicii there is
a calm nobility and a benignant sympathy, with a carriage which is full of
dignity, he moves through the play,
shedding light in dark places. His
cloak is a modern garment with an
ancient ancl saintly look. His voice
is rarely raised above the gentle, sympathetic tone, yet it can take on the
vigor of indignant remonstrance or
exhortation. His eye really seems to
look through the others, as they admit among themselves. It never
strikes one that Forbes-Robertson is
acting—which is, after all, the most
consummate and artistic of all acting.
While he dominates the play and is
the  focal  point  of  interest,  he  has
filled his pictures in with impersonations all in their way approaching
perfection by his excellent London
company. There is not time to speak
of the many little touches of thc producer, such as the clever handling of
the lights, the originality of so placing the fireplace in the'centre of the
footlights that those who sit by it
face the audience, and so on. Suffice
it to say that „The Passing of the
Third Floor Back" and the acting
thereof by Forbes-Robertson and his
English company afford playgoers
that sort of an opportunity for uplifting enjoyment which ought on no
account to be neglected, and it is
very gratifying to think that the President himself, and the governors of
so many states, including our own,
have set their official seal of recognition upon this great artist, whose
work may be regarded as international, and the play's appeal is universal.
On January 22nd and 23rd Forbes-
Robertson will be seen in this play
at the Victoria Theatre.
"The Private Secretary" is Still Popular.
From the moment the curtain went
up at the appointed hour last night
until the footlights were lowered for
the last time, one huge smile, accompanied by titters of laughter, and
sonorous outbursts of hilarity, hung
over the auditorium at the Empire
Theatre. The cause of it all was the
irrisistible mirth-provoking presentation by Messrs. Bancroft and Frank,
est of living comedies, "The Private
Secretary."
For many years this unique comedy
has been before the British public
of their respective roles in that grcat-
an'd one's mind involuntarily went
back to the clay when the late lamented "Billy" Penley was at the zenith
of his career, as Mr. Bancroft time
and agaiu aroused the audience to a
frenzy of mirth with his exquisite portraiture of the antics of the private
secretary, and it is safe to say that
the mantle of that master comedian
could have fallen on uo worthier
shoulders than those of the noted
English character actor seen here last
night.
Mr. Bancroft has surrounded himself with a galaxy of stars of the first
magnitude, and the production goes
with a joyous swing that can be acquired only through great intimacy
with the respective roles on the part
of finished artists.
As Mr. Cattermole, Alexander
Frank ran the star a very close race
for first honors, his expression and
mimicry being exquisitely funny.
Miss Villa as Mrs. Stead, the lodging
house proprietor, and Howley Braith-
waitc in thc role of the Bond street
tailor, rendered excellent support.
The stage settings and properties
are quite ill keeping with the talent
of the company, ancl altogether the
visit of Mr. Bancroft will bc long remembered by the theatregoers of this
city. "The Private Secretary" will
be presented again tonight.—The
Saskatoon Advertiser, Dec. 23.
THE  INSINUATING TRUTH
The mate had been enjoying a day's jamboree and in the ship's log for thc (lay the
captain   had   inscribed  the  following:
"Male drunk today."
On thc following day, after he had sobered
up,  the  mate  sought  thc  captain.
"Captain, you're not going lo let tli.-'t
stand there in  thc log, are you?"  ne asked.
"You wcre drunk yesterday, isn't that
true?" asked the captain.
"Yes, it's true," replied the mate.
"Well, as long as it's true it stand? in the
log,"  said  the captain.
A few days later the captain was scanning
lhe log and Ile came across the following.:
"The   captain   sober   today."
"What do you mean by inserting in thc
log that   I  am  sober  today."
"It's true, isn't it?" thc mate inquired.*
"Of course, it's true. I was never, known
jto bc drunk in all my life,"' said the captain.
"Well, as long as it's true, it stands in
the log," replied the mate.
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most
Comfortable Picture Theatre
in the City
Watch for Constant Improvements in Appointments and Service.
Majestic
Theatre
MONDAY,   TUESDAY   AND
WEDNESDAY
January 15, 16, 17
"The Passion Play"
In Colors
Consisting of the following
Scenes:
Part I—Birth of Jesus.
Part II—Childhood of Jesus.
Part    III—His    Miracles    and
Public Life.
Part    IV—His    Passion    and
Death.
Admission 10c
Children to Matinee 5c
Continuous   Performance   from
12 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Bijou
Theatre
One of the largest Picture Theatres in Western Canada. The House
has been thoroughly remodelled with sitting capacity increased to 700
seats. The Bijou is the first theatre opened with a 5c admission,
giving a show equal to any of the 10c shows in town. Our daily
performance consists of 4,000 ft. of film (4 reels), illustrated song and
a 3-pieced orchestra. We are running 24 reels weekly, almost everything that is produced. REMEMBER, we change our program
each and every day and admission only 5c.
Watch for our Next Sensation
Johnson Street
Victoria, B. C.
Victoria Theatre
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
The Great English Success
The
Private Secretary
With the Popular English Actor
D. JAMES BANCROFT
l^rices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
Seats on Sale Thursday, Decemher 18
A  NEGATIVE  CHARACTER
They were trying an Irishman, charged
with a petty offence, in an Oklahoma town,
when thc judge asked: "Have you anyone
in court who will vouch for' your ■ good
character?" "Vis, Vour Honor," quickly rx-
sponded thc Celt, "thcr's thc sheriff tliere."
Whereupon thc sheriff evinced signs. of great
amazement. "Why, Vour Honor," declared
he, "L don't even know the man." "Ohserve,
Your'Honor," said the Irishman, triumphantly, "observe ■ that- I've lived in tlie countiy
for over, twelve years and the sheriff doesn't,
know   me   yit!     Ain't   that   a   character   for
:yc?A    ' •   '       •' ; '■• '      •-•'":
jEmpress
WEEK JANUARY  15
MISS RAY DOOLEY
And Her
Metropolitan  Minstrels
A Septette of Juvenile Stars
Thc Continental Comedians
BUDD & CLARE
Artistic Athletes
TODD-NARDS
MERLIN
World's   Greatest   Card   Manipulator
American   Debut  of
MARY   BARLEY'S   "BULL   DOG
MUSIC HALL
THE EMPRESSCOPE
THE UNWILLING CAPTIVE
Landlady—Are you  iii the  biUhtutf, sir?
Voice—-Yes.    What d'you want?
Landlady—1 forgot lo tell you I had it
freshly painted inside last night, sir,, ancl it,
won't he dry tor two or tlu-ec days. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper   and   Revirw
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published   at   1208  Government   St.,
Victoria, B. C, Canada
W. BLAKEMORE, Edit
A Privileged
Person
By Bohemian
A Bohemian is by common consent
a privileged person. No one takes
any stock in him; no one thinks he
is of any account; the only purpose
he serves in life is to illustrate the
correct wearing of a long, loose, flowing tie and a nondescript wide-awake
hat. The picture is completed by
cigarette and tobacco-stained finger
tips.
Time was when the Bohemian had
his uses, but that was in the youth
of De Maurier, and the Latin Quarter
is no longer what it was. The march
of civilization, save the mark! has
swept away the Jardin Bullier, and
now Bohemianism is forced to hide
its head in apartments, or suites or
what-not. But it is a hard thing to
kill, and the Bohemian spirit is not
yet a thing of the past. It is always
struggling for expression and although some of my readers at any
. rate will hardly believe it, modern
Bohemianism is making a very strong
bid for recognition in Victoria.
Just how far it will be tolerated by
a community whicii has ambitions to
establish a record along the lines of
so-called moral reform, 1 am in doubt.
Of one thing, however, I have quite
made up my mind, that, in striving
•- ..■■ -h noatji.eosis, Victoria is in
great danger of straining at a gnat
and swallowing a camel.
The various moral reform associations of the city never lack "copy"
dealing with the piccadilloes of errant members of the community. I
wonder how far they have studied
some of the conditions which are developing iii our midst. For instance,
how many members of the Ladies
Council would be willing to place
themselves under the guidance of Bohemian and allow him to escort them
to thc haunts fovoured by the daughters and sisters of many of our leading citizens. "Honi soit qui ma y
pense," which freely translated means
there's no harm done, especially if
the fathers and mothers and brothers
know what is going on.
Far be it for a Bohemian to suggest
any check upon the natural flow of
spirits so indicative of brightness and
optimism. The papers arc full of
this line of talk. Everything is
bright; everything is optimistic, including the outlook for real estate
and the future of our city. Why,
then, should not the young people
share in this festive joy? Why should
they not emulate the half-forgotten
joys of the Latin Quartier of twenty-
live years ago? They have heard of
Trilby and they know how popular
she was. The day of personal charm
and poetic feet has not passed, nor
the day when young girls of sixteen
and seventeen can enjoy midnight
suppers, whiskies and sodas and cigarettes without thc objectionable espionage of a chaperone. At least I
am sure it is so in Victoria, and as
long as it is done in the sacred name
of Bohemianism, what is there wrong-
about it?
1 am, however, not so certain about
other developments of the Bohemian
spirit in which uur "jeunes lilies" indulge. Neither am 1 certain that the
.shortest route from any Victoria hotel
to a residence within the city is by
tlie way of the Four-Mile House.
I am, however, quite sure that .s not
by the way of the Seventeen-Mile
House, and that motors are expensive.
I may bc told that all those little
luxuries are but thc efflorescence of
juvenile spirits. I question the adjective.    I am quite sure, however, that
"papa" foots the bills—at least he has
been so unfortunate as to have to do
so in'some cases.
Seriously, now, that is if you will
allow a Bohemian to be serious, who
has "papa" to blame but himself if
chickens do come home to roost? 1
suppose his own business engagements leave him no time to supervise
the movements of his daughters, and
as to "mama" we all know that in
this strenuous age, her social duties
leave her no time to win the favour
of Theodore Roosevelt; still less to retain it by any close application to
maternal duties.
1 wonder whether the moral reform
party in Victoria, or any other party
professing to desire the well being of
the city and the upholding of its fair
fame will take the above remarks seriously, or whether they will think
them only the vain imaginings of an
ultra-Bohemian.
If the latter I would respectfully
suggest that they spend a few evenings in the public resorts of the city
—after the theatre, or after church.'
And if they do not endorse all that
I have said, then I am no longer a
Bohemian, but a Dutchman.
JSth/^ryt^^-.
Sir James Douglas
K.C.B.
The Early History of Vancouver
Island
Written Specially for the Week
by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
Concerned  though  I  am,  in these
few  suggestions,  chiefly with  Douglas  as  a  man,  some  notice  of  him,
as an administrator, nevertheless, has
seemed  lit,  owing  to  the  effect,  on
idiosyncracy, of the interacting influences.    His whole career shows that
he, always, must have been learning,
but, as I have said, it is difficult to
understand his real mental progress,
remote   from   civilisation   since   his
youth, and in such an occupation as
trapping  and  fur-trading which   has
changed little with the passing years.
A like adaptability marks his service
obliged,  in   1858,  suddenly to  act  in
under the  Crown,  particularly when
an emergency, without, at the time,
any formal  authority, on  the  mainland.   Of immigration he had no experience,  beyond his  observation   of
the slow incoming of American farmers, overhead, to the Lower Columbia region, in the early forties, when
he was at Fort Vancouver.   The Oregon  Treaty  of   1846,  the  temporary
grant   of   Vancouver   Island   to   the
Hudson's Bay Company, in 1849, the
claims  of  that   Company   under  the
said grant, and under its Trading Licences, which latter could not affect
American citizens, prior to the Treaty
of 1846, nor on one interpretation of
the  British  Act of  1821  authorising
such licences, be operated  in an organised British Colony—also the San
Juan    affair—these    created    various
questions difficult for the Home Government itself to construe, and which
Douglas, in his isolated position, easily  might   misconstrue,   without   any
reflection  on  his  sense  of  duty  or
intelligence.    Were my general  purpose different, T would explain these
several matters to the reader, but only
the historical student would now, care
for  the  information.   Douglas,  after
some dubiety, appreciated the points
at issue, so I was told by the Hon.
Donald Fraser, member of the Vancouver    Island    Legislative    Council
(1858-64),    whose    advice    Douglas
sought,  often,  privately.    He  was  a
very     able,     rich     bachelor,     who
shunned   all   publicity.     His   letters,
as    correspondent    of    the    London
Times,   from   Chili,   California,   and
British Columbia, are valuable historically,  indispensable,  indeed;   to  any
writer on early Colonial times here.
Fraser,   Dallas   (already   mentioned)
and    Macdonald,    manager    of    the
"Times" in London, had been schoolfellows   in   Inverness,   and   remained
friends.    On  Fraser's retirement,  he
recommended me to Macdonald as his
successor, and an independent contri
butor, which functions continued till
Macdonald came to grief through the
Pamell-Pigott affair. During several
years, I never conversed with the
famous Editor, John T. Delane, but
there was nothing extraordinary in
that. A young barrister, with the
journalistic "knack," who was paid
£1,500 a year, had only been at the
office in Printing House Square, twice
in three years. Delane's practice was
with a few hints, to mention the subject of a "leader," and to await it by
post. Sometimes, said my informant,
the article was published as written,
but, usually, was modified, more or
less, for printing. Delane did not
write "leaders," but knew what particular members of his staff could do
best, and, for supervision he, himself, knew, also current opinion by
visiting the precincts of Government,
Parliament and Clubland. Fraser died
at a great age, at Putney, near London, in 1897. Dallas died in London in 1882. The latter had married
Douglas' daughter, Jane, in 1858, but
that did not lessen the differences
between the two strong-willed 'Scots,
on public affairs. A fine house had
Dallas, in London,—a shooting estate
in Scotland, all the society his charming wife and himself desired, yet, said
he to me, I remember, in his carriage in Hyde Park: "I often wish,
"Mr. Sproat, that I was on the back
"of a cayoosh (Indian horse), in the
"Peace River country." Such, to
very many (including, I admit myself), is the lure of the wild, away
from an over-precise, and, in some
respects, a merely external civilization.
My first view of Douglas, early in
i860, was in Government street, before I had presented my letters of
introduction. He wore an undress
uniform, and was attended by Sergeant Bowder, R. E., as orderly.
Having chatted, during my late travels, with a dozen Governors in the
United States, on hotel balconies, or
benches in the streets, who wore ordinary attire, I asked a bystander if
the Governor here was a military
man on service, and he replied: "No,
"he is a retired officer of the Fur
"Company, and, though the dress,
"doubtless, has Colonial Office saiic-
"tion, its use, probably, is a survival
"of part of the show thought necessary on the part of high Company
"officials, in order to impress the In-
"dians. I have seen the same in Halifax," added he, "but that was a
"military station, and the Nova Scotia
"Governors, always, in older days,
"were military men. Usually, Britishers, of both Services, like to doff
"their uniform. It becomes the old
"man, anyway, but the presence of
"the orderly seems a little odd, in a
"place of this sort." That was the
bystander's answer to my question."
Speaking of letters of introduction,
naturally, Douglas, when new in oflice here, attached importance to Colonial-office letters presented by incomers, which really meant nothing
beyond a civil reception, unless accompanied by a private letter recommending the bearer for employment.
The consequence, was, that several
nice-manner, smooth-speaking, well-
brushed, superficial types of the English gentry, were appointed here to
high administrative offices, wherein
they graduated as embezzlers. This
tortured the honest soul of Douglas,
more than all the other troubles he
experienced, though practically, the
Colonial oflice did not blame him
much, in the circumstances. One of
these defaulters, in advance of detection, got a fortnight "fishing leave,"
and went to Washington Territory.
The distress of his attractive young
wife, well known in clerical and
musical circles, was so painful to
witness, when the truth came out, that
some of us raised $500 for her, in a
single afternoon, ancl bought a ticket
for England, the balance to be pocket
money. She charmed, that same evening, With music and song, the passengers in the steamboat that took
her to Port Townsend, to join her
"hubby," and to hand to him the
money which she had stayed behind
to raise, on their furniture, aud
through her own convulsive sighs.
This little incident shows that, like
the Colonial office, many local men
could not justly blame Douglas much
"in the above circumstances." Other
cases were more dramatic—tlle little
town, then, being like a theatre, in the
open—but, in" the above case I was
told off to carry around the collecting bag for a countrywoman in distress, and, so, the incident is in the
front of my memory.
Book Notes
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de
Vere Stacpoole, Publishers, The
Amalgamated Press, Ltd., sold by the
Victoria Book and Stationery Company, Government Street, Victoria,
price $1.50.
It is several years since H. de
Vere Stacpoole leaped into notoriety
by writing a book which was promptly tabooed. I did uot read it at the
time because the reviewers were so
constrained as not to give a correct
impression of the book. Recently it
fell into my hands and I read it from
cover to cover, and then re-read many
parts.
There may be some people who
would argue that it was rather late in
the day to exploit the atrocities of
the Congo. With the death of King-
Leopold of Belguim, it is popularly
supposed that the management of the
Congo Estates has passed into the
hands of men who are bent on suppressing the unspeakable cruelties
whicii signilized his regime. Of that
I do not know, although it is certain
that unless a radical change has been
effected the world will soon hear of it
as neither Christendom nor Heathendom would tolerate a repetition of
the past.
"The Pools of Silence" is a remarkable book in several respects.
Not only because it fearlessly lays
bare the practices of the Congo country and carries the responsibility
right to King Leopold, whom it denounces in unmeasured terms, but
because it is a work of great literary
skill, characterized by really fine descriptive writing, impressive narrative
in the most dramatic form, and a
general sense of proportion, whicii
makes the book easy to read and
which leaves the argument well balanced.
Not since I first read Stanley's descriptions of the 'interior of the
"Dark Continent" have I come across
anything equal to Stacpoole's graphic delineation of the horrors as well
as the beauties of the African forests.
One can hear the moisture drip;
that eternal moisture with which the
African jungle is saturated. One
can hear the distant reverberations
of the moving herds of elephants as
they start on their wild stampede,
varied by the occasional shriek of
some unfortunate creature, demonstrating that it is a victim to the eternal law of the "survival of the fittest."
But all these features of the book,
interesting and attractive as they are,
fade into insignificance before its
real motive, which is to paint in lurid
colors the conduct of the rubber and
ivory trades in the Congo, Apart
from the technicalities of this business, the author invests the whole
book with a strong human interest
story, limning a few outstanding characters with those broad, characteristic strokes which have been used so
effectively by Robert Louis Stevenson, Louis Becke and Jack London.
The difference is that Stacpoole has
a better balanced style than the two
latter, and while he lacke tlle ornate-
ness of the former, he is more vigorous and reckless. Anyway, he paints
his picture and you cannot help seeing it and you can never forget it.
Berselitts, the traveler and adventurer, is one of the strongest characters in contemporary fiction. One
can hardly help believing that whatever else may have been in the author's mind, he intended to import
just a suspicion of Stanley, who has
always been suspected of cruelties to
the natives.
Then Meeus, the trader, is a typical
character, in whicii are well illustrated
the cunning subtlety and callousness
of a man who has to handle such a
nefarious traffic, and who knows of
no penalty to be inflcted on natives
who default in their tithe of ivory or
rubber, except tlle death penalty.
It is not a little surprising that the
author should have found his antidote
to all this in the American Adams.
The character is well drawn and he
makes a presentable hero. Probably
Stacpoole was actuated by the desire
to satirize his own fellow-countrynF
for their complacency. In any evew.
the criticism has. been well deserve/1
. At any rate he does justice to ifj
American press which alone could be
induced to publish some of the facts
whicii are suppressed in the English
newspapers, probably out of consideration for the feelings of the reigning soverign. There are times, however, when charity ceases to be a
virtue, and it is doubtful if, even international considerations justify th''
tolerance which civilized Euro
showed for so long towards the unspeakable  scroundrelism of Leopold.
"The  Pools  of  Silence"  is  not a
work of philosophy, nor is it distinguished by epigram of apothegm. It
is too intent on the business of exposing a great crime to be lured into j
any byways.   I am therefore  unable
to  quote  literary paragraphs  of the |
kind to which my readers have be-1
come accustomed, but I marked two I
or three which give /ome idea of the
author's style and of the character ofj
the work.
I said that there was a strong hu-j
man interest story which shows what|
the author might do in another field.]
Take the following:
"When a man falls in love with al
woman—really in love—though thel
attainment of his desire be all but]
impossible, he has reached the goal]
of his life; no tide cui take him high-j
er towards the Absolute. lie has
reached life's zenith, and never will 1
he rise higher, even though he live
to wield a sceptre or to rule armies."
Stacpoole is a man of ideas and like
many modern novelists has at least
dabbled in medical science. Berse-
lius gets a knock on the head whicii ,
fractures his skull and leaves pres- '
sure on the brain. Adams, who is a
doctor, treats him, and the old problem of the restoration of lost memory
comes to the front. In connection
with which the author speculates as
follows:
"When memory came hilly back
would it bring with it the old Berse-
lius, or would the new Berselius, mild
inoffensive and kindly, suddenly find
himself burdened with the tremendous past of tiie man he once had
been? Nothing is more true than
that the human mind from accident,
from grief, or from that mysterious
excitement, during which, in half an
hour the blasphcmeing costermonger
"gets religion" and becomes a saint—
nothing is more certain than that the
human mind can like this at a flash
turn topsy-turvy; the good coming to
the top, tlle bad going to the bottom.
Mechanical pressure of the cortex of
the brain can bring this state of
things about, even as it can convert
a saint into a devil incarnate."
Stacpoole must know something of
social conditions and the mayoral contest in Victoria, for, he says, when
warning one of his hunters to be careful and not lose himself in the forest:
(Continued on Page 9)
BOOK NOTES
At the Standard Stationery
Co., Ltd., 1220 Government St.,
Victoria, B. C:
"Pollyooly," by Edgar Jep-
son.   Bell & Cockburn.   $1.50.
"Mother Carey's Chickens,"
by the Author of "Sowing
Seeds in Danny." Briggs & Co.,
Toronto.   $1.50.
"The Jesuit," by Joseph
Hocking.   Cassell & Co.   $1.50.
At the Victoria Book & Stationery Co., 1004 Government
St., Victoria, B.C.:
"The Long Roll," by Mary
Johnston.   $1.50.
"South Sea Tales," by Jack
London.   $1.50.
"The Ship of Coral," by H.
de Vere Stackpoole.   $1.25.
"The Sick-a-Bed Lady," by
Eleanor Howell Abbott.   $1.50. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
BUILDING PERMITS
January 2 to January 8
■"atiuary 2—
C. W. Hawkins—Glascow St.—Dwelling   $ 1,900
Alex. Stewart—Belcher Ave.—Dwelling  4,905
Thos. Redding—McPherson & Fullerton—3 Dwellings... 5,850
W. J. Drysdale—Fernwood Rd—Dwelling  2,100
Messrs. Stevens Bros.—Princess Ave.—Dwelling  3,500
January 3—
Carl Hultgrew—Belmont Ave.—Dwelling  2,500
Robert Hetherington—Howe St.—Dwelling   3,000
John Haggerty—View St.—Stable   15,000
January 4—•
Geo. Stout—Edmonton Rd—Dwelling   1,500
E. O. Griffith—Shelbourne St.—Dwelling  1,200
R. P. Rithet & Co.—Waterfront—Freight Shed  10,500
| January 5—
F. Baker—Fifth St.—Dwelling   3,000
Geo. Smith—Fifth St.—Stable   200
G. H. Bevan—Work St.—Dwelling  1,500
Andrew Smith—Montreal St.—Dwelling  1,800
| January 8—
A. W. Symmons—Government St.—Store ancl Offices.... 7,700
Robert Mee—Dominion Rd. and Belton—Dwelling  1,000
Helen Olliphant—Olliphant St.—Dwelling   1,950
Helen Olliphant—Olliphant St.—Dwelling   1,950
H. M. Palmatier—Oaklands—Temp. Dwelling  450
G. W. Niell—Shakespeare St.—Dwelling  1,860
January 9—
W. Exton—Edmonton Rd.—Dwelling  1,950
H. S. Griffith—Topaz Ave.—Dwelling  12,000
Capt. A. A. McLaughlin—Richmond Ave.—-Dwelling  2,500
W. H. Moore—Superior St.—Dwelling  3,500
LARGEST BANK MERGER IN CANADA
As briefly noted in a recent issue, the largest bank amalgamation
which has taken place in Canada will be consummated when the shareholders ratify the agreement entered into by the directors' of the
Eastern Townships Bank and the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
This union will result in the creation of a bank with a paid-up
capital of $15,000,000, and a reserve of over $12,500,000. The aggregate assets will exceed $210,000,000, while the territory of the united
banks will cover every portion of the Dominion, including the Yukon.
The number of branches will be over 330, with representation in London, England, New York, San Francisco and Mexico City. This union
has the merit of preventing duplication of branches, inasmuch as the
Eastern Townships Bank is strongly entrenched in Quebec, whereas
the Bank of Commerce thoroughly covers Ontario, the Maritime Provinces, the Northwest Provinces, British C.olumbia, and the Yukon.
The branches of the Eastern Townships Bank throughout the Eastern
Townships will be operated under the name of "The Canadian Bank
of Commerce, with which is united the Eastern Townships Bank."
Terms of Agreement
The following letter, which explains the agreement, has been
mailed to each shareholder of the Eastern Townships Bank:
"For some time it has been apparent to your directors that if the
expansion of the Eastern Townships Bank were to keep pace with the
increased development of Canada, a material enlargement of capital
would be necessary, together with a marked addition to tlie present
staff. These needs became even more apparent on the occasion of the
visit which was made to the western provinces by a committee of
your directors in October last. There we saw that while the growth
of the country demands fresh banking facilities, the co=t of establishing
branches would render it impossible for our bank with its present
capital to take any prominent part in the development of the AVest.
"Since our return a suggestion has been made to us for an amalgamation with the Canadian Bank of Commerce, whereby each shareholder of the Eastern Townships Bank is offered two shares of stock
in that bank for each share held by him or her, their shares being $50,
whereas the par value of ours is $100. This means that we are invited
by the second largest bank in Canada tq unite with it on equal terms,
two shares of their stock having the same par value as one of ours;
and there could be no better testimony to the high reputation whicii
your institution enjoys. Throughout the Eastern Townships the name
of the Eastern Townships Bank would everywhere be retained in
conjunction with that of the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
"Under the proposed arrangement the shareholders of the Eastern
Townships Bank would be represented upon the board of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce by three or four of their present directors. The
other members of the old board would be asked to act in an advisory
capacity with reference to business transacted in the Eastern Townships.    The whole conception is to combine two great advantages,
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namely, local sentiment and tlie great financial strength which a union
with the Canadian Bank of Commerce would ensure.
"In recommending to the shareholders the acceptance of the offer
above outlined, your directors would point out these facts: The capital
and reserve of the Canadian Bank of Commerce are $21,455,095, while
those of the Eastern Townships Bank are $5,400,000. The assets of
the Canadian Bank of Commerce are $182,389,983.73; those of the
Eastern Townships Bank being $28,471,056.66. The deposits of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce are $145,965,734.76; those of the Eastern
Townships Bank being $19,509,998.21. The earnings of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce for 1911 were $2,305,409.42, while the corresponding earnings of the Eastern Townships Bank were $459,570.19. The
dividend paid by the Canadian Bank of Commerce is 10 per cent.,
against 9 per cent, paid by the Eastern Townships Bank. On November 30, 1911, the market price of the Canadian Bank of Commerce
stock was 2_7y_ a share, and the market price of tlie Eastern Townships Bank stock 180 a share, both prices being given on the basis of
a hundred-dollar share.
Will Save Administration Expenses
"Your directors also have in mind that the tendency of banking
development, both in Europe and America, is to combine capital in
such a way as to save expense in administration, multiplicity of
buildings and tlie various disadvantages which attend the operations
of small banks. They have decided to accept for themselves the offer
herewith submitted and to advise the shareholders also to accept it.as
being highly advantageous from the standpoint of sound business.
"In taking this position your directors have carefully considered
the standing of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, as well as the character of its directors and officials, and they are of the opinion that the
best interests of the Eastern Townships Bank will be served by this
amalgamation."
It is understood that three at least of the directorate of the Eastern
Townships Bank will be members of the new board of directors.
The shareholders of the Eastern Townships Bank will meet on
February 14th, to consider the agreement.—The Monetary Times.
SARDINE PACKING PLANT
A new industry is about to be added to the Maritime Provinces
through the activities of Mr. George F. Johnston, of the financial firm
of Johnston, McConnell & Allison, of Montreal. The concern will be
capitalized at $1,000,000, ancl its purpose will be to pack sardines, with
headquarters at Chamcook, about three miles from St. Andrews, N.B.
A new factory will be erected in time for next season's catch, and only
the very latest plant and devices will be installed.   Large piers, as
well as a number of workmen's cottages, will be built of concrete ancl
all the buildings will be of a permanent character.
About 85 per cent, of the sardine catch along the Atlantic Coast is
taken in Canadian waters. The bulk of this is shipped to the United
States and there packed for home consumption and for export to
Australia, South Africa, and elsewhere. The quality of the Canadian
sardine is equal to the Norwegian, ancl but little inferior to the French,
although the latter is acknowledged to be the best in the world. The
choicest French sardines bring double the price of Norwegians.
Architects are how working on the can factory, whicii will contain the
best machinery for the handling of the fish in such a manner that their
flavour will not be impaired, ancl that they may be kept for years
without deteriorating.
While catering particularly to the sardine trade, the factory will
also be equipped for handling larger fish. Some 600 men and women
will be employed by this company. Mr. Chas. Haycock, formerly of
the Sea Coast Packing Company, East Port, Maine, is secretary-
treasurer, ancl Mr. F. P. McColl, of the East Port Company, may
become general manager. Mr. Johnston will be president, ancl on the
board will also be Sir. Wm. Van Home ancl Messrs. G. M. Bosworth,
W. R. Machines, R. B. Van Home, and W. J. Shaughnessy.
INFLOW OF FRENCH MONEY
Financial organizations such as the Credit Foncier Franco-Cana-
dien, La Caisse Hypothecate Canadienne (Canadian Mortgage Association), have already directed a considerable amount of French capital
towards Canada, writes a valued Parisian correspondent to The Monetary Times. These two corporations alone will succeed in causing, he
thinks, the investment of a hundred million dollars of French money
in Canada.
Canadian banking houses, especially the firms of Messrs. L. G.
Beaubien and Company and Rodolphe Forget, also contribute in directing French capital towards Canada. La Banque Nationale of Quebec
and the International Bank of Canada, of'Montreal, have also established branches in Paris, receiving deposits which will reach several
millions of dollars before long, he adds.
In short, the impulse has been given, and at the present moment,
French capitalists, large and small, are keenly interested in Canadian
affairs. Recent war threats have to a certain extent slackened this
pronounced movement existing in France, to enter the field of business
in Canada, but as soon as peaceful and permanent agreements shall
have been concluded, a serious manifestation such as indicated can be
expected.
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ORIGIN OF •"TIP"
In English coffee-houses, in thc olden time,
a contribution box was placed against the
wall, ancl it was customary for guests to drop
in small donations for the waiters. Over the
box wcre the words, "To.Insure Promptness.*' From thc initials comes thc modern
tip.
Less Worry
Less Work
Less Worry for the Housewife
Less Work for the Maid
The Girl will Stay if the Work is made Pleasant
How about a Gas Range for the Kitchen? Is it convenient and economical? Ask your nearest
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Then SEE THE GAS COMPANY
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ALFRED BAY COAL FIELDS
Capital - - $1,500,000
Divided into $1,500,000 Shares, $1.00 each
President   T. S. Gore, Capitalist
Vice-President  J. C. Keith,
Directors A. Scot Innis, A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Solicitors  Burns & Walkem
Consulting Engineers A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Chartered Accountants   Kenah & Nesbit, Vancouver and London, Eng.
Secretary  F. H. Hepburn, 317 Winch Building
D. R. Young has contracted for purchase of
two blocks of shares of 100,000 each, and
are being sold by A. E. Kealy for purchaser
The entire proceeds of which are to be
used for development purposes only
Latest Information from Queen Charlotte by wireless is to the
effect that the diamond drill is already down over 500 feet
and making fifteen feet each day, in coal formation,
and is expected to cut through seam of coal at  any  hour
Stock Now Advanced to 25 cents per share and will surely advance
to 50 cents per share as soon as the COAL SEAM is cut by the drill.*
Get In Now, Don't Wait until Too Late-Opportunity Only Knocks Once
APPLICATION FOR SHARES
H. J. HEAL, Victoria, Agent for Arnold E. Kealy, Vancouver, B. C.
I hereby request you to obtain for me shares in the  NORTHERN  ANTHRACITE  COLLIERIES,  LIMITED,  of  par  value   of  $1.00
each at the net price to me of 15c per share, and I now hand you the sum of $  being the first payment of five cents per share now applied
for; the balance I agree to pay as follows: Five cents on each share in thirty days from date hereof; fivc cents on each share in sixty days from date liereof;
being payment in full, and I hereby agree to accept the said shares or any less number of shares that may be allotted to me, and also pay for same; and I
hereby authorize you to obtain registration of me as the holder of the shares so obtained for me.
This application is  made by me subject to  (50,000)  shares being subscribed for and purchased.
A. L KEALY, Office: 506 Pacific Bldg., 744 Hastings St., W„ Vancouver
H. J. HEAL, 125 Pemberton Block, Victoria, B. C
_. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
A Western Boarding House
Contributed to the Week by R. W. M. G.
Generally speaking, a landlady is a
female who owns no land and is not
a lady. It would be hardly fair to
say this of Mrs. Rctner however, for
she owned the land on which her
haven of refuge was situated. Most
landladies are women of one idea; but
again Mrs. Retner was different, she
was a woman of two—love and
ghosts.
These two topics wcre never-failing
subjects of discussion, more especially at meal times. At dinner the
worthy lady seated at the head of
the table and gazing benignly over
her gold pince-nez at her "boys" as
she called them, would set the ball
rolling with some playful little remark such as "Now, Mr. Gasoline,
your appetite is not very good tonight. I think you must be in love."
Mr. Gasoline thereupon looks down
his nose, blushes very red and says,
"Oh no, Mrs. Retner, not for mine,
thank you."
Mr. Porky from the end of the
table, pauses with his soup spoon in
mid-air, smiles toothily, and suddenly
breaks into an unearthly cackle. It
is a sort of concatenation of hiccoughs or series of clucks emanating
from a dissipated hen announcing the
latest arrival.
At this point Mr. Quite, who would
be more aptly described as Not-Quite
seizes the opportunity to compliment
the matron on the quality of her soup.
It recalls a particular brand which,
"mother used to make," and leads to
a detailed account of its manufacture, and interesting anecdotes connected with occasions on which it was
consumed,
Mr, Gently (very inappropriately so
called) remembers a pie that his
mother used to make, and is proceeding to dilate upon it, when the
good lady, who has been vainly
watching for an opportunity to bring
the conversation round to her favorite topics interrupts him with the
remark, "A little more meat Mr.
Gently?" to which he replies "A
small piece, please, Mrs. Retner."
This little break affords the long
looked for opportunity, and the conversation proceeds somewhat as follows.:—
Mrs. R.—There's a young lady coming up to dinner tomorrow. She
would just suit you, Mr. Gently.
Mr. G.—Not in these clothes, Mrs.
Retner.
Mrs. R. (waggishly)—Oh! I expect
you  have  got  a  girl  "back  east."
Mr. G. (rakishly)—Oh yes! all the
girls was cryin' their eyes out, when
I come away.
Mr. Porky (beginning to feel neglected)—I will have a small piece
more  meat,  Mrs.  Retner,  please.
The lady proceeds to carve and enquires "A little more meat, Mr.
Quite."
Mr. Q.—A small piece please, Mrs.
Retner.
The good lady is proceeding to
carve off a small piece (very), when
her pince-nez drop off into the gravy.
They arc fished out and wiped, and
then the wit begins to sparkle once
more.
Mr. P.—"Xot lost, but gone before" lib? as Longfellow says (begins to cackle).
Mr. G.—What does Shortfellar say?
Eh? (smiles across the table at Mr.
Quite, and winks at thc company in
general).
Mr. P.—(Cackle dying away into a
feeble cluck, and then apologetically),
Oh, that's one of the things I learnt
at school.
Mr. G. (loftily)—Oh, a fellar learns
all them little stunts at school, and
forgets all about 'em pfterwards.
Mrs. R.—Oh, I love Longfellow. I
think Evangeline is beautiful.
Mr. Q. (who has a vague impression that Evangeline, has something
to do with the Evangelists)—It's
fine. •
Mrs. R. (sighing and gazing at Mr.
Q.)—True love is very cruel, I think.
Mr. Q. (gazing at Mrs. R.)—It is
indeed.
Mr. P. (helping himself to the last
potato to the great annoyance of Mr.
G.)—Love is a pleasure to come for
me. Ha Ha! (Smiles round the
table, and is just on the point of
starting a cackle, under the impression that he has uttered a bon mot,
when he perceives that no one is listening, and so proceeds to attack the
viands before him instead).
The conversation then becomes
"shoppy." Mr. Gently describes in
great detail, a little controversy
waged that very morning between
himself and the boss, in which it appears that the latter gentleman was
quite browbeaten and dumbfounded
by the sound common sense and
logical reasoning of the former.
Presently the bell is rung and a
diminutive maid-servant appears. She
is a child in short skirts, with little
black legs like penholders, and rejoices in the name of Fanny.
After dinner the boys retire to their
rooms, and shortly afterwards the
night is made melodious with two
mouth-organs and a gramophone.
On Saturday afternoons Messrs.
Quite and Gently sometimes go hunting. The former is indeed a sight
to behold arrayed in breeches, gaiters,
jersey, cartridge belt, scarlet hat, and
gold spectacles. Roosevelt in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of
these.
Mrs. Retner contrives to be in the
kitchen to see them start off and
never forgets to caution them against
accidents.
"Now, Mr. Quite," she says, "mind
you are careful. You know how I
shall worry about you. If you are
late I shall think you are lost in the
bush,"
Mr. Q.—Oh it would not matter,
there would be only one less in the
world and I should not be missed.
Mrs. R.—Now, Mr. Quite, I will
not have you talk like that. For a
second or two they gaze fondly into
each others' eyes through their
glasses. Then with an air of reckless bravado, Mr. Quite breaks from
the siren-like glances and accompanied by his friend, swaggers off on
his errand of derring-do.
It must not be supposed that life
flowed so smoothly as may appear
on the surface. Oh dear no. There
are currents and undercurrents.
There is in this tiny world, a smart
set, a hanger-on set, and the outsiders. Mrs. Retner and Mr. Quite
are the first; Mr. Porky and Mr.
Gently the second; while poor Mr.
Gasoline represents the third.
The smart set have little meetings
of their own, quite select in the dining-room or the boudoir where the
affairs of the little kingdom are discussed. The two hangers-on cordially detest each other, and vie for
Mr. Quite's favour. Poor Mr. Gasoline hates them all, but thinks it good
policy to keep his opinion to himself. Especially does he loathe Mr.
Porky, who, he feels, has unjustly
usurped* his position of second
hanger-on. Even the "lower classes"
are represented in the persons of
Fanny and the dog, who, however,
are happy in their ignorance and
bliss. They are in disgrace just now.
for Fanny has, whilst absorbed in
"Uncle Tom's cabin" allowed the
cakes to burn like good King Alfred. And the dog has ruthlessly
slain Mrs. Retner's favourite little
red hen.
At such dark moments as these
Mrs. Retner retires to her boudoir
and solaces her weary soul with
"sloppy" poetry and "popular" philosophy.
*      *      st*
Well,  well!    The  curtain  is  dropping   on   the   little   scene.    Let  us
fumble for our hats and begone.
R. VV. M. G.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over the lands described as Lot No.
2130, Group One, New Westminster District,
hy reason of a notice bearing date of the 26th
day. of June, 1907, and published in the
British Columbia Gazette on August 29th,
1907, is cancelled so as to permit of a lease
of the lands being given to Albert Scott.
ROUT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, I). C,
January 5th, 1912
jan 13
apl 13
Young lady would like place as
lady help on tanch or farm, well
domesticated, musical, age 22;
also similar place for lady
fiiend. Write Miss C. Jessop,
White Hart Hotel, Margate,
Kent, England.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over the lands described as Lot No.
2130, Group One, New Westminster District,
by reason of a notice bearing date of tbe 26th
of June, 1907, and published in the British
Columbia Gazette on August 29th, 1907, is
cancelled so to permit of a lease of the lands
being given to Albert Scott.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January sth, 1912.
jan 13 apl 13
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Armoury, Fernie, B.C.," will be received at this
office until 4.00 p.m., on Wednesday, January
24,   1912, for the work mentioned.
Plans, specification and form of contract
can be seen and forms of tender obtained
at this Department on application to the Caretaker of Dominion Public Building, Fernie,
B.C., and at the office of Mr. Wm. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on the
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signatures, stating their occupations and
places of residence. In the case of firms, the
actual signature, the nature of the occupation, and place of residence of each member
of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent.
(10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender, which
will be forfeited if the person tendering decline to enter into a contract when called
upon to do so, or fail to complete the work
contracted for. If the tender be not accepted
the cheque will be returned.
Thc Department does not bind itself to
accept  the lowest or any  tender.
By   order,
R.   C.   DESROCHERS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, December 26,  1911.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if they insert it without authority
from the Department.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I. R. Carmichael Bamford, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation, dentist,
intend to apply for permission to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the south-east corner and marked R.
C. B. S.E. Cor., located about 20 chains
west and fi ehains south of thet south-cast
comer of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and
also about one and three-fourths miles south
and two and a quarter miles west of mile
post 43 on the boundary line of the E. &
N. R.R. grant; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Located December 9th,  1911.
R. CARMICHAEL BAMFORD,
Per D. J. O'llrien, Agent,
dec. 23 Jan. 20
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District  of   Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, D. J. O'Brien, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cruiser, intend to
apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on thc following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner and marked D. J. O'B.
N.W. Cor., located about 20 chains west
and 6 chains south of thc south-east corner
of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and also about
one ancl three-fourths miles south and two
and a quarter miles west of mile post 43 on
the boundary line of the E. & N. R. R.
grant; thence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence west
80 chains to point of commencement.
Located  December 9th,   iqii.
D. J. O'BRIEN,
dec. 23 jan. 20
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, J. M. Linton, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cruiser, intend to
apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at
the north-cast corner and marked J. M. L.
N. E. Cor., located about 20 chains west
and 6 chains south of the south-east corner
of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and also about
one and three-fourths miles south* and two
and a quarter miies west of mile post 43 on
the boundary line of the E. & N. R.R. grant;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence east
80 chains to point of commencement.
Located  December gth,   1911.
J.  M. LINTON,
dcc. 23 jan. 20
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice bearing date June 30th,
1908, and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on July 2nd, 1908, over certain lands
in the Districts of Cariboo and Lillooet in
the vicinity of the 52nd parallel of North
latitude, is cancelled in so far as the same
relates to the lands surveyed as Sections 12,
13, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36, Township 46, Lillooet District; Sections 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, and 9, Township 52, Liilooet District; Sections 1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26,
35. and 36, Township 54, Lillooet Districtc-
Sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, Township
84, Lillooet District;   Sections 25, 26. 27, 28,
29, jo, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, Township
86, Lillooet District; Sections 34, 35 and 36,
Township 88, Lillooet District;   Sections 1, 2
3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 16, Township 47, Cariboo District; Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
15, 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22, Townsnip 49, Cariboo District; and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, it, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20 and 21, Township 51, Cariboo District, and
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18 and 20, Township 53,
Cariboo District.
R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
nth October, 1911.
oct. 14 jan. 13
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Albert Edward Christie
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Banker, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at the north-west corner of Lot
140, Dean Channel, thence east twenty chains;
thence north ten chains more or less to the
south bank of the Salmon River; thence following the south bank of the Salmon River
in a south-westerly direction twenty chains
more or less, thence south to point of commencement, and containing ten acres more
or less.
Dated October 21st,   1911.
ALBERT EDWARD CHRISTIE.
A.  K.  Stuart, Agent,
nov. 25 jan. 20
NOTICE
PRIVATE BILLS
. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitions for Private Bills must be presented to
the Legislative Assembly not later than Monday, the 22nd day of January,  1912.
Private Bills must be presented and introduced to the House not later than the ist
day of February,  1912.
Private Bills must be reported to the House
by the Committee considering same not later
than the 8th day of February, 1912.
Dated this 8th day of December,   1911.
THORNTON FELL,
Clerk Legislative Assembly.
dec. 9 feb. 3
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserves
established over vacant Crown Lands in
Ranges 4 and 5, Coast District, by notice
bearing dates respectively of December 17th,
1908, May 5th, 191*0, and May 25th, 1910,
which were published in the British Columbia
Gazette in the issues of December 17th, 1908,
May 12th, 1910, and May 26th, 1910, are cancelled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots 387, 388, 532, 533, 534,
535, 53*5, 537, 538. 539, 540, 541, "". ■■■■*.
II13, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118,
1119, 1120, 1121, and 1122, all in Range 4,
Coast District; and Lots 4028, 4029, 4030,
4031, 3022A, 3030, 3031A, 3043, 3044. 3.594A,
4933, and 4934, all in Range 5, Coast District.
R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
nth October, 1911.
oct. 14 jan. 13
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia at its
next session for an Act granting to The Victoria Harbour Railway Company an extension
of time within whicii to commence and continuously and effectually proceed with the
construction of its railway, and also an extension of time within which to spend fifteen
per cent, of its authorised capital upon the
construction  of  its  railway. ,
Dated at Victoria, B. C, this" 4th day of
December,   1911.
ROBERTSON & HEISTERMAN,
Solicitors for the Applicants,
dec. 9 Jan. 20
RENFREW LAND DISTRICT
District of Jordan River
TAKE notice that  I,  Netta  B.  Moore, of
Victoria, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted sixty chains distant in a westerly
direction from the north-east corner of Lot 3,
Renfrew District, being Netta B. Moore, S. E.
Corner; thence north 40 chains: thence west
34 chains;  thence  south   18.6 chains;  thence
east   10   chatns;   thence   south   21.4   chains;
thence east 24 chains to place of commencement, and containing one hundred and fourteen and six-tenths acres, more or less.
Dated November 28th, 1911.
NETTA B. MOORE.
By William W. Steinmetz, Agent,
dec. 3 feb. 3
COAST LAND DISTRICT
Range I
TAKE notice that Archibald Dunbar Taylor, of Vancouver. B.C., occupation Barrister,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on the east shore of Cardero Channel and about thirty chains north
of Henry Point; thence east 45 chains; thence
north 30 chains to the south-west corner of
Lot 01; thence north 40 chains along the line
of Limit 91 and thence west 45 chains more
or less to the shore of Cardero Channel;
thence soutii along the shore of Cardero
Channel to point of commencement.
Dated November 17th,  1911.
ARCHIBALD DUNBAR TAYLOR.
Geo. Y. Hibberd, Agent,
dec. 2 Jan. 27
"WATER  ACT,   1909.'
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, holder of
Water Licences Nos. 1019 and 1920, granted
by the Water Commissioner for the Victoria
Water District, for tlie diversion of 1,000
cubic feet per second of water from the
Puntledge River, a tributary of Courtenay
River, has submitted to the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council a map or plan of the
works by which it intends to divert the said
water and conduct it to the place where it
shall be used for generating electric power as
described in the  said Licences.
That thc undertaking of the said Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, as set out
in thc said plans is hereby approved, and
thc said Company is hereby authorized to
construct and execute the following works in
accordance with the plans and specifications
submitted and filed in the office of the Chief
Water Commissioner at Victoria, viz.:—
A. An impounding dam near the outlet of
Comox Lake.
B. Lowering  the   bed   of   Puntledge   River
and thc hereinafter described diversion
dam to an increased depth of five feet
or less.
C. A   diversion   dam   on   Puntledge   River
about 2,800 feet below the impounding
dam above described.
D. The works  necessary   for  the  transmis
sion of the power generated under the
above Licences on and in the vicinity
of iands belonging to the said Company.
That the Company may exercise its powers
within the Comox and Nelson Land Districts.
That no capital be required beyond that
already subscribed and paid up.
That the works shall be begun on or
before the first day of May next, and shall
be completed and in actuaf operation on or
before the 31st December,   1913.
With the proviso that during the construction of the said works any engineer
appointed by the Minister of Lands for that
purpose shall have free access to all parts
of the works for the purpose of inspecting
thc same and of ascertaining tnat the construction thereof is in accordance with the
plans and specifications herein referred to,
and that the cost of such inspection shall be
paid by the Company,
Dated this 27th day of November, 1911.
A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, H. L. Bunnell, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Cruiser, intend
to apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the
south-west corner and marked H. L. B. S.W.
Cor., located about 20 chains west and 6
chains south of the south-east corner of Lot
650, Renfrew District, and also about one
and three-fourths miles south and two and
a quarter miles west of mile post 43 on the
boundary line of the E. & N. R.R. grant;
thence north 80 chains: thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains   to   point   of  commencement.
Located  December 9th,   1911.
H. L.  BUNNELL.    "
dec. 23 Jan. 20
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Sayward
TAKE notice that Frank II. Sager of Victoria, occupation Labourer, intends tq apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-east corner of Section 23, on
Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island, Sayward District, B. C, thence 40 chains south;
tiience 40 chains west; thence 40 chains
north; thence 40 chains cast to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres, more
or less.
Dated   6th   December,   1911.
FRANK H.  SAGER.
dec. 30 mch 2
THE   VICTORIA   CANNING   COMPANY
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Limited Liability
NOTICE is hereby given that a Meeting of
the Creditors of the above Company will bc
held at thc registered ollice of the Company,
No. 1117 Wharf Street, in the Cily of Victoria,
on Thursday, Ihe 25th day of January, 1912, at
the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon, pursuant  to  Section  229 of the  Companies Act;
AND TAKE NOTICE tliat the said Company is being wound up voluntarily.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this ioth day of
January,   1912.
J.   H.  LAWSON,
Liquidator.
Jan. 13 Jan. 13
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice published in thc British
Columbia Gazette of the 14th August, 1884,
and dated the 13th August, 1884, is cancelled
in so far as the same relates to Fractional
Sections 2 and 11, Township 12, and that
portion of Section 35, Township 10, Kootenay
District, lying North of the C. P. R. right
of way and West of the E. & N. Railway
right of way in order that a sale of the said
iands may be made to Henry L. Simons.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5U1, 1912.
jan 13 apl 13 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
Character by Handwriting
The Editor of The Week wishes
to call special attention to this Department, which is conducted by an
English gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
high attainments. Character reading
from hand-writing is a scientific
study, entirely devoid of charlatanism
and is possibly the most reliable index of all, because hand-writing records the development of character,
and its index is not confined to natural traits. It is an interesting
study, not merely in enabling us to
see ourselves as others see us, but
may be turned to important account
in submitting the hand-writing of persons with whom we have business relations. Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
it is only a reasonable precaution to
learn all that the chirographist can
tell us. Before deciding to institute
this Department the Editor of The
Week imposed the severest tests, submitting the hand-writing of well-
known persons entirely unknown to
the gentleman conducting this Department, who is a stranger to Victoria and a: recent arrival. He is prepared to guarantee absolute accuracy
and hopes that the readers of The
Week will avail themselves of what
is a genuine privilege.
RULES
1. All persons wishing to consult
"Tau" must enclose a specimen of
hand-writing, consisting of about four
lines, written on unruled paper. It
may be signed with their own name
or not, but there must be an initial
or nom-de-plume to identify the
answer, which will appear in the next
issue of The Week.
2. Each specimen of hand-writing
must be accompanied by a P. O. for
50 cents. Stamps will not be accepted, and the outside of the envelope should be indited "Hand-writing."   Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
REPLIES
A. B. S.—Your handwriting is quite an interesting study and I feel that the space at
my command hardly allows me to do you
justice. To begin with your artistic sense is
very pronounced, you have a good taste in
everything, you should bc a good designer,
needleworker, and dress well. You are fond
of reading, you have a nice sense of humour
and a bright lively disposition. You do not
hide your light under a bushel but burn it
sometimes at both ends! Fond of society
and social pleasures you arc nevertheless thoroughly domesticated. You do not worry over
tritles but arc inclined to overlook them,
taking a broad, wholesome, big-hearted view
of life. Charitable to others you havc a
good idea of what you want and of your own
importance. Your desire for popularity is a
weak point, but it is nicely balanced by others.
I suspect that you are somewhat of a flirt.
Honourable and a clever organiser your sense
of justice is well developed. Strong will is
shown.
O. E.—'Your arc, on the whole, optimistic
with literary tendencies, distinctly fond of
reading and with a little more imagination
you should write well. You have good taste
in most tilings. You are blunt and outspoken,
commonsense is good and the sense of comparative values is developed; you should be
a good business man, being methodical, tidy,
and with a distinct turn for mathematics. You
should be a fair shot and interested in outdoor pursuits and games. More modest than
egotistical your ambition and will power are
both fair. You arc somewhat inconsistent but
a staunch friend aud of affectionate disposition but apt to bc narrow in your views,
and with slight tendancy to jealousy. You
havc a broad sense of humour.
A, H,—You havc not much artistic sense.
Conscientious, careful, precise and methodical, you take a good deal of trouble with
what you attempt. Hopeful and bright, you
make thc best of things, and you are not
given lo either grumbling or nagging. Your
reserve is not great, but you have tact, and
you are capable of a good deal of self-sacrifice.
Very straightforward you hate deception and
despise meanness of any sort. Although not
stingy yet you dislike waste, you arc not extravagant, and you have a good idea of the
value of things. You are very affectionate
and fond of home life. Disliking mere running about, you appreciate scenery and enjoy travelling in comfort. You are energetic and fairly ambitious, you have a high
sense of honour and duty, and your moral
feeling is very high.
GLADNESS—You havc a sensitive and
somewhat timid nature, you lack both precision and tidiness but you have a certain
amount of method. Your artistic taste is
good, you should draw or paint with some
degree of skill and your taste in dress should
be good; you are fond of dress and take
thought to improve your personal appearance.
You are rather proud and egotistical but
capable of warm affection, you are impulsive,
open-hearted and generous. I note jealousy
as a distinct trait. Sometimes not quite candid in small matters, yet your moral sense
is high and you always endeavour to do the
right thing. Your temper is hasty but forgiving; energy is fair and ambition is present.
TAU.
BOOK NOTES
(Continued from Page 4)
"There is no forest where one loses
oneself more fatally than the forest
of social reform."
The following paragraph illustrates
the author's imaginative description:
"He had seen civilization with her
mask off, her hair in disorder, her
foot on the body of a naked slave,
and tlie haft of her blood-stained
knife between her teeth, he was
watching her now with her mask on,
her hair in powder, Caruso singing to
her, sitting amidst her court of poets,
philosophers, churchmen, placemen,
ipoliticians and  financiers."
Comparing Leopold and his menage
with a gorilla shot years ago in German West Africa by Berselius, he
says:
"When I look at the streets full of
people amusing themselves;; when I
sees the cafes crammed and the rich
driving in the carriages; the churches
filled with worshippers, worshipping
their God who serenely sits in Heaven without stretching a hand to help
his poor benighted creatures—when
I see all this and contrast it with
what I have seen, I could worship that
gorilla. That was a being at least
sincere. Whatever brutalities he com-
mited in his life, he did not talk sentiment and religion and humanitar-
ianism as he pulled his victims to
pieces, and he did not pull his victims
to pieces for the sake of gold. He
was an honest devil, a far higher
thing than a dishonest man.
The following is a fins description
of the Laocoon: "That wonderful
work of art, washed up to us by the
ages, that epic in marble, expresses all
that words refuse to say; the father
and the children in the toils of fate;
the hand upholding for a moment the
crushing coil of the serpent, the face
raised to the sky devoid of God or
pity; the agony, thc sweat and the
cruelty, all were there; and as he
gazed the pythonlike lianas of the
forest became alive in his mind, the
snake-like rubber vine twined in coils
circling about and crushing a nation
and its children remote from help
ancl from God as Laocoon and his
sons."
Speaking of the difficulty, and indeed impossibility of arousing men to
a sense of the enormities perpetrated
in the Congo, Stacpoole concludes
his memorable book with the following reflection:
It is only when you try to enlist
men on your side in some great and
holy cause that you come to some
knowledge of the general man's
weakness and want of holiness—your
own included—Adams, during the
fortnight that followed his visit to
Pugin had this fact borne in on him.
All the thinking minds at the centre
of civilization were so busy thinking
thoughts of their own making that
it was impossible to attract their attention for more than a moment.
THE SLOW TRAIN
The slow train is still the target for the
shafts of thc humorist. Recently a wag sent
thc following letter to tbe editor of a country
paper: "Sir—Ts there no way to put a stop
to begging along thc line of the railway?
l?or instance, yesterday an aged mendicant
wilh a wooden leg kept pace with the afternoon express all the way from Blankton to
Spaceley and annoyed the passengers exceedingly, going from one open window to another with his importune solicitations."
CUTTING
The Governor of Maine was at the school
and* was telling the pupils what the people
of different  States were called.
"Now," he said, "the people from Indiana
are called 'Hoosicrs'; thc people from North
Carolina 'Tar Heels'; the people from Michigan wc know as 'Micbliganders.' Now, what
little boy or girl can tell mc what the people
of Maine are called?"
"I  know,"   said  a little  girl.
"Well, what are we called?" asked tbe
Governor.
"Maniacs."
HE COULD BE BETTER
A Scotch clergyman got into a railway
carriage with a working man, who informed
him that he had been a coupler on a railway
for several  years.
"Oh," said thc minister, "I can beat that,
I've been a coupler for over 20 years."
"Ay," replied the working man, "but I can
uncouple   and   you  can't."
Correspondence
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communication! 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 fides. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
POOL ROOMS
Victoria, Jan. 11, 1912.
The Editor: Sir:— It is with a feeling of shame that I witness young-
boys flocking into those nests of vice
with which our city is fast filling—
the pool rooms. I speak from facts
which I can prove. There are cards
hung up which say "none under 18
years may use the tables" but no one
is questioned—anyone who has the
price may play. Is there not a bylaw forbidding that these boys be allowed to play? Why is it not enforced?
I know that the Week is not afraid
to speak on these things which are
a detriment to our boys. Of course
we must try to keep the boys clean,
if we have the welfare of this fair
city at heart, and not be afraid to
speak on account of losig a vote.
Thanking you for past courtesy, I
am, " A  PARENT.
RE  SMITH'S  HILL  RESERVOIR
December 29th.
To His Worship The Mayor and Aldermen:
Gentlemen:—In carrying out the
work for the repair of Smith's Hill
Reservoir I find the concrete floor in
such shape that I should be glad if
your honorable body would come and
view the work. I have a trench cut
through the floor for the partition
wall, which shows clearly the seat of
the trouble.
I might say I have a clause in my
contract which allows me to tear out
all weak spots in the floor and make
repair at so much per cubic yard.
The inspector in charge of the work
has tested the floor and it seems as
though nearly all of it will have to
come up. In such a case the best
you will have will be a patch. I
would therefore suggest to your Honorable body that it would effect a considerable of money to the city, and
likewise give a more substantial job
by absolutely ignoring the present
floor (excepting the very worst
spots) and lay another 6-in. concrete floor on top of the present one.
I have the honor to be, gentlemen,
Your Obedient Servant,
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First Class Bar in collection.
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
Society
Mr. R. D. Crcig, Vancouver, was
a visitor in the city during the week.
* *   *
Mr. E. G. Williams spent tbe week
in Seattle on business.
* *   *
Miss Gwen Bridgman is the guest
of Mrs. Barnes, Kamloops, for a few
weeks.
Mr. C. A. Stowess, from Kelowna,
has been spending a few clays in Victoria, as the guest of friends.
* *   *
Mr. VV. B. Anderson of Tacoma, has
arrived in the city ancl is a guest at
the Empress Hotel.
i   *   *
Mrs. Studd, from Vancouver, B. C,
is-.the guest of Mrs. Herbert Carmichael, Oak Bay.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Green, from
Moosejaw,    are    registered    at    the
Dominion Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Senkler, Vancouver,  were  in  Victoria  for  a  few
clays last week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kent are
leaving shortly on a six month's trip
abroach
* *   *
Mr. J. S. H, Matson went over to
Vancouver    on    Monday    evening's
boat on a business visit.
■**>**
Miss Violet Hickey, who has been
visiting in this city has returned to
her home in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. John Elliot, Vancouver, was
registered at the Empress Hotel, during the week.
Mr. ancl Mrs. E. R. Butler, of Summerland, have arrived in town and
are staying at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones, from
Moose Jaw, were recent  visitors  to
Victoria, B. C.
* *   *
Mr. R..Marpole, Vancouver, was in
town during the week on business.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs! J. M. Lay, Vancouver,
B.C., are among the many visitors to
Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Janies R. McKinnell,
from Nanaimo, B.C., where the
guests of friends in  Victoria during
the week.
* *   *
Mr. Willis, of the Western Lands
Company, returned to his home in
this city on Tuesday last after a
most   enjoyable   visit   to   friends in
Armstrong, B. C.
* *   *
Mr. F. H. Latimer is a visitor in
the city from Penticton, B.C.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. McKay, of
Winnipeg, were tlie guests of friends
in tbis city for a few clays during tbe
week.
* *   *
The marriage was celebrated recently in London, of Lady Constance
Foljambc, half-sister to the Earl of
Liverpool, and the Rev. Hezekiab
Hawkins, vicar   of   Whitewall, near
Malton. Yorkshire.
* *   *
Captain and Mrs. John Irving have
issued invitations for the marriage of
their daughter Miss Genevieve Irving,
to Mr. Henry Millman, R.N. The
marriage has been arranged to take
place  on  Tuesday, January  30th,  at
Christ Church Cathedral.
* *   *
Mr. ancl Mrs. John Paterson, of
Cowichan Station, have been the
guests of Mrs, J. G. Elliot. Stanley
Avenue. Thev are leaving shortly for
San Diego, Cal., where they intend
spending   the   rest   of    the    winter
months.
* *   *
A wedding of interest to many
Vancouverites took place at the
Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth
Avenue, Xew York, on Saturday, December 16th, when Mr. Arthur Bryant
Gabon of Vancouver, and Miss Emmie Elizabeth Aldridge, of Stow-
market, Suffolk, England, wcre quietly married.
* *   *
On Tuesday, January 9th, Mrs.
Tuck entertained a few ' of their
friends at a most enjoyable bridge
party. Among those present Were:
Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Cross, Mrs.
Herbert Carmichael, 1 ■ Mrs. Studd
(Vancouver), Mrs. W.'.S. Goi'e, Mrs.
R. Heylarid, Mrs..Hunter., Mrs. King,
Mrs. McBride,''Mrs! Pearse; Mrs.
Pigott, Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. Rome, Mrs.
yrfHthei,' MrsrRtrssr Mrs.-Smitlr, Mrs.
J. H. Todd, Mrs. Tye,. Mrs. Leask,
Mrs. Casey, Mrs. McCallum and
others. The lirst prize was won by
Mrs. Rithet ancl the second by Mrs.
Pigott. The tea-table was very prettily arranged with pink carnations
and maidenhair ferns.
* *   *
A large number of people attended
the Private Skating Club which was
held for the first time on Wednesday
afternoon. Among those present
were: Mr. and Mrs. L. Genge, Mrs.
George Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. C.
M. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Garnett
Hughes, Mrs. A. W. Harvey, Mr. and
Mrs. Norman Rant, the Misses Page,
Captain Collaret and' the Misses Finlay, Miss Holden, Miss Rome, Miss
Veva Blackwood, Mrs. Ambery, Mr,
Buery, Mr. Payne, Mr. Harrison, Mr.
Western, Mr. Halifax, Mr. Moore, Mr.
Graham, Mrs. Raymur', Miss Raymur,
Miss Helmcken, Miss Drake, Mr.
Hugh Peters, Miss Peters, Miss Helen
Peters, Miss Wadmore, Miss Gillespie, the Messrs. Gillespie, Mr. Pitts;
the Misses Pitts, Mr. .Arthur Pitts,
Mr. Rawdie Matthews, Mr. Slingsby,
Mr. Hope, Mr. A. T. Goward, Mr, B.
Heisterman, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Ker;
Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mr. John Arbuckle,
Mrs. C. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Brotherton, Mr. Kiggell,* Mr. Silver, Mr.
Robert Wilmot, the Misses Dumbleton, Miss ■'Mason, Miss Doris Mason,
Miss Johnson, Mrs. Archer Martin,
the Misses Macdonell, Mr. Fall, Mr.
Gerald Peters, the Misses Macdowell,
Miss Phyllis Mason, Miss Arbuthnot,
Miss Newcombe, Miss Genevieve Irving, Mr. Douglas Bullen, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Dixon, Mr. Bromley and
others.
* #   #
On Wednesday, December 27th, in
Christ Church cathedral, at half-past
1 o'clock, was solemnized the wedding of Mr. Harry Davis and Miss
Ethel Winifred Tilton. The bridegroom is the youngest son of Mr. and
Mrs. G Davis, of Oxford, England,
and during his former residence of
several years in Victoria was well
known both socially and publicly for
his performances on the concert platform contributed largely to the musical life of the city. He is at present
a member of the business firm of
Shaw, Davis and Prickett, Ltd., of
Calgary. The bride is the younger
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward G.
Tilton, of Victoria, ancl is a great favourite in social ancl golfing circles.
The church, in its Christmas dress of
red and green, formed a more than
usually beautiful and hallowed setting
for the happy ceremony, which was
performed by the Very Reverend
Dean Doull, the service being choral.
. Only the immediate family and a
few of the oldest friends of bride and
bridegroom were present. The bride
looked very lovely in an empire gown
of cream satin trimmed with beautiful point lace, a wedding gift, and
wore a tulle veil and orange blossoms, her only ornament being an
exquisite necklace, the gift of the
bridegroom. Her bouquet was entirely of white roses ancl lilies of the
valley. Her bridesmaid, Miss Kathleen Morris, of Vancouver, wore a
very beautiful costume of pale blue
brocade and gold fichu with smart
cream lace hat, and carried a shower
bouquet of Enchantress carnations,
the gift of the groom. The bridegroom's present to the bridesmaid
was a card case of Russian enamel
aud silver. Mr. J. F. Meredith, of
Vancouver, supported the bridegroom. Mrs. Tilton, the bride's
mother, wore a most becoming gown
of turquoise brocade veiled with
jetted net, ancl a toque of black velvet, trimmed with blue ancl black
feathers, while Miss Tilton was most
picturesque in grey crepe de chine
and white lace, with a large black
hat. After the ceremony Mrs.. Tilton received her friends at "Ellora,"
Foul Bay road, where she is at present residing. The bridal party was
grouped in the spacious hall, which
was gay with holly wreaths ancl silver wedding bells. The charming array of gifts filled thc pretty drawing-
room, and a stringed orchestra furnished a musical undertone to the merry greetings and goocl wishes which
breathed of the Christmas spirit that
still seemed to fill the air and assure
peace ancl jpv to the young couple
Who are entering upon, the happiest
of happy new years. The bride's going-away frock was of sapphire blue
satin and ninon, with which was worn
a sapphire velvet'' cloak and toque
trimmed with" Lsquhk, Mr. ancl Mrs.
Davis left for their honeymoon* by
the Sound steafrier for Washington,
but hope to spend a few weeks in
Victoria- before   pFoceecIirig  to  their
home in Calgary, where the best
wishes of their many friends will follow them. Very many handsome
gifts were received by the happy
pair.—Victoria Colonist.
The bride and bridegroom were the
happy recipients of the following presents:—Strawberry forks, Mrs. Ru»-
sel Duncan; photoframe, lace handkerchief, Miss Tully; dressing-case,
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Twigg; cheque,
Mr. ancl Mrs. H. T. Shaw; cheque,
Miss Shaw; cheque, Mrs. Dunsmuir;
cheque, Mrs. F. S. Barnard; cheque,
Mr. ancl Miss MacN. Jones, cheque,
an old friend; ring, Mrs. Tilton; pendant, Miss Tilton; piano, Mr. H. J.
Davis, cheque, Mr. A. S. Hewetson;
cheque, Mr. and Mrs. Fordham; salad
set, Dr. and Mrs. Hanington; silver
sugar castor, Mr. and Mrs. Hextall;
silver fern dish, Miss Searson; enamel
watch bracelet, Mr. and Mrs. Pease;
salts and peppers, Miss Aspland; Indian screen, Mr. and Mrs. Boville;
caserole, Mr. W. P. Dickson, cut glass
bowl, Mr. F. J. Marshall; cut glass
dish, the Misses Roberts; Sheffield
plate teapot, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pooley; cut glass dish, Mrs. J. H. Todd;
silver pickle fork, Miss G. Mackay;
glass ancl silver, Mrs. ancl Miss
Peters, vases, Mrs. W. Roper; leather
jewel case, Miss N. Dupont; embroidered frame, Miss Pooley; two silver
filigree dishes, Mrs. G C. Johnston;
picture, Mrs. Stevenson; silver photo-
frame, Mrs. Hughes; silver crumb
tray and teaspoons, Mr. and Mrs.
Matterson; cheque, Mr. A. J. O'Reilly; book, Mrs. Butchart; boudoir cap,
Miss Butchart; boudoir cap, Miss Mason; Japanese vase, Mrs. P. M. Irving; travelling cloak, Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Shaw; Dresden vase, Mr. and
Mrs. G. H. Barnard; cheque, Mr. F.
Clack Gamble; Dresden teacups and
saucers, 'Mr. ancl Mrs. Irwin; silver
spoon, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McFarland; silver marmalade jar, Mr. ancl
Mrs. Wm. Langley; silver butter-
knife, Mrs. Blaiklock; china dish.
Mrs. Rome; marmalade pot, Mr. T.
M. Foote; silver butter knife, Mr.
Will D. Holmes; cut glass bowl, Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Rhodes; drawnwork
tea-table cover, Mrs. ancl Miss
Helmcken; set doilies, Miss Williams;
silver teaspoons, Miss Pitts; cheque.
Dr. I. W. Powell; silver pot pourii
jar, Mrs. Powell; oak ancl silver tray,
Mr. J. Meredith; silver and glass
salts, Mrs. Hepburn; four silver candlesticks, Mr. and Mrs. Eberts; marmalade jar, silver teaspoons, Capt.
and Mrs. Freeman; cheque, Mr. and
Mrs. F. D. Little; silver vase, Judge
and Mrs. Lampman; cut glass bottle,
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher; silver ancl
glass bottle, Mr. C. C. Pemberton;
silver mustard pot, Mrs. Monteith;
silver photo-frame, Mr. and Mrs.
Stretfield; silver photo-frame, the
Misses McTavish; glass ancl silver
teapot stand, Capt. and Mrs. Musgrave; brass tray, Master Musgrave;
silver and pottery dish, Mrs. ancl
Misses Page; Sheffield tea tray, Mr.
and Mrs. Bodwell; electric iron, Dr.
and Mrs. Hasell; Japanese necklace,
Miss Payne; two rose bowls, Mr. and
Mrs. Dewar; Copper tray, Mr. and
Mrs. P. Luxton; silver butter dish,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Holland; silver toast-
racks, Archdeacon and Mrs. Scriven;
silver toast racks, Mrs. Gamble; tea-
table cloth, Mr. ancl Mrs., Miss Gillespie; coat hanger, Miss Newcombe;
three coat hangers, Miss E. Scott;
silver photo-frame, Capt., Mrs. and
Miss Irving; silver salts, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Crease; lace fan and linen
handkerchiefs, Mrs. A. J. Galletley;
silver salver, Mrs. Flummerfelt, Mrs.
Ritchie; cheque, Mrs. Maurice Hills;
cut glass bowl, Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Pooley; silver tray, Col. and Mrs.
Arthur Jones; silver spoons, Miss
Morris; silver forks, Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Senkler; silver tablespoons, Mr.
ancl Mrs. W. S. Butlar; silver butter
dishes, Col. and Mr. Prior; silver
salts, Mrs. Wilmot ancl Miss Johnston; silver frame, Miss J. Crease;
silver calendar, Mrs. Newling; copper coffee, pot, Mr. and Miss Winslow; cheque, Mrs. Henry Croft; two
etchings, Dr. and Mrs. 0. M. Jones;
brass bookstand, Mrs. A. D. Neushell;
work-bag, Miss Marian Pitts; silver
photo-frame, Mrs. McCallum; silver
caserole, Mr. and Mrs. Crawford;
electric chafing dish, coffee pot and
kettle, Mr. Horton; cut glass decanter, Mr. and Mrs.. Will Todd; glass
and silver butter dish, Mr. and Mrs.
Matthews; lavender bags, Miss B. M.
Pemberton; Indian brass bowls, Mr.
ancl Mrs. A. Gillespie; brass inkstand,
Miss Hanington; cut glass dish, Miss
Wigley; blue china soup bowls, Mr.
and Mrs. Curtis Sampson; vanity
bag, Mrs. Pemberton; Empire frame,
Mrs.    Bowker;    Empire   centrepiete,
A SENSIBLE GIFT
A Pair of Daniel Green & Co's
Felt Footwear
for the Man,
Woman or
Child
H. B. Hammond Shoe Company
Pemberton Building, 621 Fort Street, Victoria, B. C.
Loose Covers and Boat
Cushions
Leather Work and Special Designs
Made-to-order
E. S. STILES
AUCTIONEER & VALUATOR
UPHOLSTERING, PACKING
Sf REMOVING
French Polishing
1109 Fort Street       Phone 2149
Chas. Hayward
President
Reginald Hayward
Sec'y-Treas.
F. Caselton
Manager
Phones 2235,   2236,   2237, 2238,   2239
The B. C. Funeral Furnishing Co.
(Successors to Charles Hayward)
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
1016 Govt. St. Established 1867 Victoria, B. C
The British Columbia Old Country
Public School Boys' Association
President—F„ __). Pooley (Bedford Grammar School)
Hon. Secretary—A. R. Sherwood (Dulwicli Coll.), Northern Crown Bank Bldg.
P. 0. Box 812, Victoria,
Dec.   29th,   1911.
The Annual Dinner will be held in Victoria on Saturday, 13th
January, 1912, at the Empress Hotel at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets, $2.50, can be-had from any member of the Council or
from the Secretary.'
An adjourned General Meeting will be held at the Board of
Trade Rooms, Bastion Street, on January ISth, 1912.. at 5 p.m.
EXECUTIVE, 1911
President
C. E. Pooley (Bedford Grammar School)
Vice-Presidents
E. G. Prior (Leeds Grammar School)
Clive Phillips-Wolley  (Rossall School)
Council
W. E. Scott (Giggleswick School)
II. A. Bromley (Eton College)
B.  H. Tyrwhitt  Drake  (Charterhouse)
M. Cane (Eton College)
R. II. Pooley (liradfield College)
W. Blakemore  (Wolverhampton School)
A. W. Jones (The Edinburgh Academy)
G. A. Kirk (H.M.S. Britannia)
Dr. E. Hasell (Harrow School)
T. J. Shallcross (Reading School)
G. Sheldon-Williams (St. Paul's School)
H. Sheridan Bickers (Malvern College)
Lindley Crease (Haileybury College)
C. St. Barbe (Sherborne School)
Col. J. Eardlcy-Wilmot (Wellington College)
Intending members are requested to communicate with A. R.
Sherwood, Northern Crown Bank Building, Victoria, B.C.
Mrs. VV. Robertson; water-color, Mr.
and Mrs. G. Bird; silver saltspoons,
Dr. J. W. Hanington; cheque; Mrs.
and Mrs. H. R. Judaic; cut glass dish,
Dr. and Mrs. Robertson; electric
camp, Mrs. Loewen; travelling cloak,
Dr. and Mrs. Nelson; cut glass celery
dish, Mrs. Macdonald; silver olive
dish, Mrs. W. E. Oliver; cut glass
scent bottle, Mr. and Mrs. Macdonald; table centre, Miss G. Pitts; table
centre lace, Com. and Mrs. Thorpe-
Doubble; engraved glass bowl, Mrs.
Phipps, Miss McKenzie; brass flower
basket, Mr. F. H. Maitland-Dougall;
silver photo-frame, Mrs. G. A. Keefer; silver vase, Mrs. Elliot King;
Venetian glass cream and sugar, Mr.
and Mrs. K. Wilson; cake dish, Mr.
and Mrs. Robbins; silver cream and
sugar, Mr. Dick Bell-Irving; silver
photo, Mrs. Pearse; candlesticks (silver), Miss Tyrwhitt; silver photo-
frame, Miss Bridgman; gilt bon-bon
dishes, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Dudley; silver spoons, the Misses Ryan;
silver saucespoon and silver sugar
spoon, Miss Brooks; gold brooch,
Miss Freeland; brass letter rack, Mrs.
and Miss Tuck; linen pillowslips, Mrs.
W. J. Taylor; silver vase, Mrs. VV.
P. Bullen; silver caserole, Mr. Will
Pemberton; work box, Mrs. Beaven;
silver sauce-boat, Mr. and Mrs. A,
Gore; silver mellon set, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy's   Art   Glass   Workl   and   Store
915 Pandora St.,   Victoria, B. C.
Albert F. Roy
Over   thirty  years'  experience  in
Art  Glass
LEADED  LIGHTS
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored Lead
tor  Churches,  Schools.   Public   Buildings and private Dwellings.   Plain and
Fancy Glass Sold.   Sashes Glazed by
Contract.   Estimates   free.    Phone 594
Talbot; set game carvers, Mr. and
Mrs. Ricardo; tea basket, Miss Mara;
silver entree dishes, Mr. and Mrs. F,
B. Pemberton; water-color, Mrs. Hargreaves, R.A., England; picture, Mr.
and Mrs. H. B. Robertson; pottery
vase, Mr. S. Maclure; pierced silver
dish, Mr. and Mrs. Watt; china cream,
and sugar and tray, Miss Sweet; book,
Miss H. Newcombe; pictures, Miss
Violet Pooley; silver muffin dish, Mr.
R, Monteith; Empire cushion cover,'
Mrs. W. C. Ricardo; silver napkin;
ring, "Wendy." . ., '. ;
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■   *   :. "      * ,.   *Jr
Mrs. J. A. McArthur will receive,
on Thursday, January 18th, at No, 1,2,.
October Mansions, and in future on"
the third Thursday of each month. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13. 1912
1!
Boundary Ore Tonnages
Following are the returns of the
output of the mines and smelters of
the Boundary district for the week
ending. December 26 for Granby, and
December 28 for B. C. Copper, and
year to date:
Granby       9,442     595,"4
Mother Lode      5,198     304,971
Rawhide         178,633
Jack Pot         24,709
Athelstan  7,188
Emma         721 1,023
Others         104      14,647
Smelter Tonnages—
Granby     15,215     593,oo6
B. C. Copper Co    6,607     576,321
Coal Exported In Past Year
Col. Denison reports that the total
value of coal exported during the
year just closed to be $602,584.76.
Since the resumption of work at
the. mines since the strike reports
have amounted to $133,120.78.
During 1910 the exports amounted
to $2,332,865, the decrease for the
last year being $1,730,280.24.
These figures cover all shipments
from the Pass mines which clear
through the Fernie office.
Port Arthur Customs Returns Grow
Rapidly
The customs returns for December
at Fort Arthur show the same encouraging increase as they have ex
hibited all last year, the figures being as follows and speak for themselves: December, 1911, $83,495.24;
December, 1910, $3,255.64; for the 12
calendar months of 1911, $886,401.52,
for the 12 calendar months of 1910,
$485,113.57; from the beginning of
the fiscal year, April, 1911 to Dec.
31, 1911, $795,186.82; for the corresponding period in 1910, $433,379-83-
During the last fiscal year from
April 1, 1910, until March 31, 1911,
the customs returns were $53,004.54.
It is expected that in the present
fiscal year the returns will exceed the
million  dollar mark.
Wireless Telegraphy
The development of wireless telegraphy in Canada is indicated in a
report just issued respecting radio-
telegraphic stations. On the Pacific
Coast there are nine stations and on
the Atlantic Coast thirteen. The cost
of maintenance of the former stations was $30,864, while the revenue
was but $3,108. A total of 40,076
messages were transmitted. On the
east coast the maintenance of station
cost $44,524 and messages totalled
$49,539-
Pair Associations
The thirty-three fair associations of
British Columbia will hold their third
annual convention at Victoria, on January  28,   when    the    allotments   of
Tax Notices
VICTORIA ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with the Statutes,
that Provincial Revenue Tax, ancl all assessed taxes assessed and
levied under the "Assessment Act," including rural school tax
under the "Public Schools Act," are now due and payable for
the year 1912.
All taxes collectable for the Victoria Assessment District
are due ancl payable at my office, situate at the Parliament
Buildings, in the City of Victoria.
This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a personal
demand by me upon all persons liable for taxes.
Dated at Victoria, B. C, this 10th day of January, 1912.
E. E. Leason,
Assessor and Collector.
Victoria Assessment District,
Victoria, B. C.
jan. 13
Courts of Revision
VICTORIA ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
Revision, 1912, Assessment Roll
NOTICE is hereby given that a Court of Revision and
Appeal, under the provisions of the "Assessment Act, 1903," for
Esquimalt District, will be held at Price's Hotel, Parsons Bridge,
on Monday, January 29th, 1912, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
For Victoria City, of the above district, will be held at the
Assessor's Office, Parliament Buildings,, on Tuesday, January
30th, 1012, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated at Victoria, 10th January, 191*2.
Thos. S. Futcher.
jan. 13 Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.
dates, formation of circuits and the
adoption of standard rules of government will be arranged. It is intended to standardize the prize lists
so that, as far as possible, the same
classes will be provided for and the
same proportion of money will be
given to recognised classes.
Y. M. C. A. To Be Canadianized
At a recent meeting of the Executive Committee it was decided that
the Y. M. C. A. in Canada will be
made a national organization from
henceforth, and will not be governed
from New York. It will be Canadianized and a Canadian board of
governors will be appointed.
Want a Shingle Duty;
Vancouver shingle manufacturers
have petitioned the Federal government to impose an import duty on
shingles from the United States.
Shingles are now imported duty free
and forty million came in last year,
chiefly to the eastern states. Eastern
concerns have been practically driven
out of the United States, because of
the duty of fifty cents per thousand
imposed by the United ' States.
Gun Accidents
Since September 15, there have been
fourteen fatal gun accidents to hunters in British Columbia, besides fourteen cases of wounding in which the
results were more or less serious.
"LAND REGISTRY ACT'
In tlie Matter of an Application for a Fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot  1727, Victoria
..    City,   British   Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention,
at   the   expiration   of   one   calendar   month
from   the   first   publication   hereof,   to   issue
a   fresh   Certificate   of   Title   in   lieu   of   the
Certificate   of   Title   issued   to   Charles   Cameron  on  tlle    isrth  of   November,    1882,   and
numbered   4165A,   whicii   has   been   lost   or
destroyed.
Dateel   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
B.C., this  uth day of January, A.D.,  1912.
S.   Y.  WOOTTON,
Registrar-General   of  Titles.
Jan. 13 feb. 10
Pocket Diaries
In all shapes and sizes, from 20 cents
to $3.50 each, at
Victoria Book & Stationery
Company, Limited
1004 Government St., late Waitt's Music Store
1216 Douglas Street, opposite
Sayward Blk.
"Best by test for the roads of the west"
1912 McLaughlin Autos
They are here.    Let us show you
the 1912 Models
A FEW SPECIAL FEATURES
Selective Sliding Gears all Models, all Levers
Absolutely Enclosed.     All Cars Fully
Equipped with Speedometer,
Tire Irons, Top &
Screen
Western Motor & Supply Co., Ltd.
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Telephone 695
Victoria, B. C. 12
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912
"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
Humours
(By The Hornet)
ff
That the only person who did not
stand to "Prayers" at the opening
of the Legislative Assembly was the
one Senator present.
* *   *
That the ladies all stood.
* *   *
That the Morley regime is a thing
of the past, but its efflluvium will
linger in the purlieus of the City Hall
for a long time.
* *   *
That now there will be a chance
for  a  little  less  "cant"  and  a  little
more  "cure."
* *   *
That there never was a greater farce
than the so-called Moral Reform
Movement under the aegis of the late
Mayor.
* *   *
That his successor has got a good
year's work before him at cleaning
out the dives that have been allowed
to flourish.
* *   *
That what the electors want is not
fanatical but sane control, ancl they
will now get it.
That "The Fool" portrayed by Robert Hilliard is by no means the only
fool of the kind in the world, but
he was too easy a mark to act as
a warning to anyone else.
*.*•*-■
That "The Vampire" sounds a great
deal more alluring in a poem than
when she appears on the stage.
* *   ■**-*
That "the Rag and the Bone and
the   Hank-of-Hair"   type  is   not tlie
fashion    now-a-days—it    leaves too
little  to  the  imagination.
That the story was told better by
Washington Irving half a century ago
than by Kipling, although few of the
present generation may have read it.
That the younger generation might
do worse than adopt King George's
selection of books,  as furnished for
his recent voyage.
* *   *
That the ladies' dresses at the
opening of the Legislative Assembly
established  a  record  for  good taste
and richness.
* *   *
That the best dressed lady present
was the wife of a Cabinet Minister,
who wore an exquisite Parisian creation in pale-blue velvet.
* #   *
That it was very impolite of the
ten absent members to be represented
on such an occasion by vacant chairs.
* *   *
That the Opposition set an excellent example to the Government
benches in this respect.
* *   #
That it is now up to someone to
begin to "handle" Mayor Beckwith,
but if they do not make a better fist
of it than the Times did, they will get
their fingers burned.
* *   *
That old Colonel Damas was quite
right when he said that "curses, like
chickens,  come home to roost."
* *   *
That if the civic election had been
run on party lines Mr. Beckwith's
majority would have been more than
fifty.
* *   *
That some people have politics on
the brain.
* *   *
That building contractors can work
in Victoria all the year round, but
paving contractors cannot.
That the Sound Construction Company will have built an entire block
while the Paving Companies are waiting  for  fine  weather.
That, meanwhile, forty thousand
people are being inconvenienced unnecessarily.
* *   *
That some of the huge piles of
sand and gravel which block our
street corners should either be used
or removed.
* *   _
That   six   months   is   quite   long
enough   to   occupy   ground   without
paying rent.
* *   *
That all the good deeds of the Borden Administration were designed by
Laurier I
* *   *
That it might be as well to check
them off at once and place them to
his credit in the ledger.
* *   *
That the Hon. William Templeman must feel very sad at the defeat
of a leader of so many ideas.
* *   *
That he is just beginning to learn
that it is "deeds," and not "words,"
that count.
* *   *
That Victoria will endorse anything
which the Times opposes, the certainty  of  its  being  dead-wrong  has
become absolute.
* *   *
That the Victoria Ice-Hockey team
is now in championship form.
* *   *
That they trimmed Vancouver in
Vancouver with plenty to spare.
* *   *
That every sport in Victoria should
make    a   point   of patronising   the
Arena.
* *   *
That there are more thrills to the
minute in Ice Hockey than any other
game affords to the hour.
* ,*   *
That the better the patronage, the
better the programme which the en
terprising proprietors will be able to
furnish.
* *   *
That at one of our popular theatres
the back-row of the balcony is beginning to flop over to the front-row
of the stalls.
That it is all right as long as you
know this when you are planning to
take your wife.
* *   *
That the most doleful music ever
heard in Victoria was attempted to
be played during the last interval of
"A Fool There Was."
* *   *
That the "gods" incontinently insisted on its being stopped.
That the play was morbid enough
without such an accompaniment.
* *   *
That the evening was redeemed by
one "jeu d'esprit" which defined intuition as "the thing a woman uses instead of brains."
* *   *
That this may sound ungallant, but
the physiologists say it is a compliment.
* *   *
That visitors to Victoria will still
be able to take their glass of beer
after six o'clock—the children's bedtime.
* *   #
That in spite of poetic license the
electors declined    to    be   treated as
"children of a larger growth."
* *   *
That "Grills" have their use. One
Victoria Society belle met her fate
at supper during the recent holidays
and is now practising "The Voice
that breathed o'er Eden."
* *   *
That many of the chauffeurs in Victoria are "pimps" and should be deprived of their licenses.
* *   *
That it is unfair to the respectable
majority that these degenerates
should be allowed to hold.licenses.
* *   *
That in their hands the motor-car
is  an  engine  of  destruction,  as  too
* *   *
many young girls know to their sor-
sow.
* *   *
That if the police want information
on this subject they should visit the
road-houses—incog.
* *   *
That, according to the _ latest reports, the cluster lights will be in
use on Government street during*
1912.
* *   *
That the decision of the electors on
the Sooke Water Scheme is obviously "final and unalterable."
* #   *
That the best thing to do now is
to press for the earliest possible completion of the system.
* *   *
That the unanimity of the electors
is due to the urgency .of the case.
That the enterprise of a, real estate
agent whose advertisement of a city
lot was sandwiched between the
Death Notices iu the Colonist, is
hardly commendable.
* *   *
That it might be less offensive if
it followed the Birth Notices.
* *   *
That the impression which the
Times cartoonist has of the Colonist
is a compliment to the Suffragettes.
* *   #
That New York was as unsympathetic towards Mrs. Pankhurst as
Tacoma, and refused the lady a hearing.
That it would be interesting tc
know whether this was the result of
"Intuition."
* *   *
That  there  are  no  boys  like  the
"Old Boys," even if some of them are I
getting "Grey."
3JC        %        "*<
That in following the lead of a
Vancouver weekly and vilifying one
of the ablest of the Provincial Ministers, the Victoria Times is getting
a notch lower than usual.
* *   *
That "hitting below the belt" is just
a little bit worse than political mud-
slinging.
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