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Array THE
Furniture Store
Victoria, B.C.
R British Columbia K
Published at
-ernment St.
Vol. IX.    Xo. 23
Eighth Yeae
Dollar Pee Annum
[Captain Sears hns been honourably ac-
jlittecl   of criminal  negligence   in   con-
jjition with the loss of the "Iroquois."
js severest critic Avill be glad to knoAV
jit a judicial investigation lias so far
[iievecl him from the reproach of having
jjklessly caused the death _pf k number
jhis fellow-crentures.   The Week heart-
joins with his friends in congratulat-
; him on the result of the trial.    It
jjs so with the greater satisfaction be-
[ise it took a strong stand in favour of
>• the matter into court.     Tliere
|'e many circumstances connected with
catastrophe which pointed to some-
tig Avorse than defective judgment on
: part of the captain, and no one has a
lnt  to  complain that the matter Avas
bed to the arbitrament of a court trial.
1st of all can Captain Sears complain
frhis, because the judicial investigation
prompt accpiittal have cleared his relation of suspicions Avhich Avould never
_rwise have been removed.    The trial
ight out the folloAving facts favourably
I'aptain Sears, which Avere not knoAvn
lire, viz., that the storm which Avas rag-
on April 10th became Avorse after the
liquois" left the wharf and a sudden
lill of great intensity first caused her
Ikeel   over;    further,   that   the   total
"kit of material which acted as ballast,
liding engine, boiler, Avater-tank, coal
I scrap iron aggregated fifty tons, a fnr
Iter Aveight thnn the public had been
Ito suppose, and lastly, that the final
Ipse of the vessel Avas so sudden that,
Ise the picturesque Avords of one of the
Jesses, "it occupied less time than to
Iribe it in detail in the witness box."
lain Sears declared that the moment
■realized   the  vessel   Avas  sinking he
led   for   the    nearest   lee   shore   in
,'rt.s'   Hay, and by close computation
[bowed that from the time he turned
fiat course four minutes would have
ped to beach the vessel in safety,—but
sank  in tAvo minutes.    It Avas the
establishment of these facts Avhich
lied the judge to charge the jury fa-
lably and so ensure Captain Sears' ac-
lal.    It must, hoAvever, in justice to
| public be said that  while Captain
|s  Avas acquitted  of criminal  negli-
he   cannot   be   acquitted   of the
ke of bad judgment and some degree
jrelessness.   It is quite clear that the
Ipiois" was improperly loaded;   the
of hay piled high on the deck;  the
ind a half of iron lying' underneath
lthe ten tons of fertiliser so stacked
lie freight deck that Avhen the vessel
led it collapsed ancl added its Aveight
le list inside, all contributed to the
g.    A captain of goocl judgment,
alive to the danger of the conditions
Icreated in the face of a storm, would
(inly not have left the wharf Avith
Ingers aboard.   It Avas a combination
■Jonditions  which  caused  the  Avreck,
jit was the failure of the captain to
le the nature of this combination and
1-ontributing factor of each element
li brought about the disaster.    With
llustice Martin's court about to coni-
an enquiry into the loss of the
|uois"  and with  the "Sechelt"  en-
not completed, it would be proma-
■jiind indeed improper to sny anything
the more general aspects of the ques-
The trial of Captain Sears has af-
(1 a much needed relief to an over-
Ight public sentiment; it has directed
Ition to thc conditions under which
3r   traffic  Avas  conducted   in  the
round Vancouver Island, and  it
|assuredly emphasize the finding of
Instice Martin's court and ultimately
|e the employment of a safer class
Issenger boat.
On Tuesday last a Victoria jury returned a verdict Avhich Avas a direct violation of their oath, a direct disobedience
to the instructions of the judge, ancl a
serious menace to the observance of law
and order. Only old-timers can imagine
Avhat Sir Matthew Begbie would have said
if he had been presiding in the Assize
Court on the occasion referred to. It
would have been a rare treat to have heard
that, stahvart upholder of British justice
read a much needed lecture to the tAvelve
men avIio so far forgot their duty and
their self-respect. This reference to Sir
MattheAV Begbie is not intended to reflect
in any Avay on the admirable manner in
which Mr. Justice Murphy presided over
the trial. Xo judge could have shoAA'n
greater fairness or skill in charging the
jury and in explaining the legal aspects
of the case. But all to no purpose. And
so the Avicked indifference of the jurymen
has inflicted a serious bloAV on the administration of justice in a city Avhich has
been, through all its history, Avithout a
peer in its enforcement ancl respect for
the laAv. The case Avas one in which two
young fellows named Hands ancl Molloy
—properly denominated "Hoodlums" by
the Crown Counsel—Avere charged Avith
robbery and assault, the prosecutor being
a Chinese boy. The evidence left considerable doubt as to the robbery, but
none as to the assault, for in addition to
ample corroboration on this point the tAvo
accused went into the Avitness box and admitted the assault while they denied the
robbery. Mr. Justice Murphy charged
the jury directly that whilst they might
consider that the accused Avere not highway robbers they must find them guilty of
assault in face of their OAvn admission;
and then in memorable words he said: "If
you violate your oath it is a mntter for
yonr own conscience and self-respect."
The jury only deliberated for a few
minutes and with significant promptitude
brought in a verdict of 'Not Guilty." It
may appear a good joke to this jury to
regard the Avhole episode as a boyish
prank, but The Week ventures to say that
if the person assaulted had been "white"
instead of "yelloAv" the- verdict Avould
have been very different, and herein lies
the most lamentable feature of a disgraceful episode, that twelve white men could
be found so blind to the demands of justice and honour as to alloAv prejudice to
dictate their course. It is no laughing
matter, but a serious reflection upon Victoria jurymen, and a serious menace to
the right, administration of the laAvs of
the land. The attitude of Tlie Week on
the subject of Oriental immigration is
well known, ancl lias been consistent from
the beginning, but British justice, of
which every British subject is so proud,
is tarnished every time a jury alloAvs considerations of race or class to Aveigh
against tlie evidence which they are sworn
to regard, and upon which alone they can
honourably return a verdict.
The whole community of Victoria Avas
shocked on Wednesday morning to learn
that the jury in the case of Allen, charged
with the murder of Captain Elliston, had
brought in a verdict of "manslaughter."
Tlie prolonged deliberation of the jury
pointed to differences of opinion, but no
one thought it possible in view of the direction of the Judge that the verdict
would be "manslaughter.!,' It seemed that
Allen must be found guilty of murder or
acquitted on the ground of insanity. Tlie
Week has no hesitation in saying that the
result of the trial is a gross miscarriage of
justice, and the admirable letter from a
correspondent of status in the community
which appears in the current issue of The
Week voices general opinion. The significance of the verdict is greatly enhanced
by the fact that after several hours' deliberation the jury came back for re-direction, and Mr. Justice Murphy in the clearest possible manner told them that a verdict of manslaughter could not be brought
in unless they Avere convinced by affirma-
tive evidence produced at the trial that
Allen did not know he Avas doing Avrong
when he fired the rifle. The verdict to be
consistent therefore must mean that the
jury were of opinion that Allen did not
know that he Avas doing Avrong at the moment when he committed the fatal act, a
conclusion which is absolutely at variance
with the facts of the case ancl even with
the evidence for the defence. But there is
a more serious aspect to the case; it is
knoAvn that of the tAveh'e jurymen nine
Avere in favour of a verdict of wilful murder, tAvo of manslaughter ancl one of acquittal on the ground of insanity, ancl yet
with this ovenvhelmiiig preponderance of
opinion in favour of guilt on the capital
charge a compromise verdict Avas ultimately accepted, and* ten men out of tAvelve deliberately violated their oath ancl returned
a verdict not in accordance with the evidence. It is difficult to discuss the subject calmly. The circumstances of the
murder, the sensation produced by the subsequent events, the despicable American
methods adopted in order to thwart the
prompt administration of justice, ancl the
hardly less reprehensible American method
of challenging almost every juror of mature years, all conspire to arouse public
sentiment, and to create the conviction
that a A'ery sad change is coming over the.
attitude of Victoria juries ancl Victoria
counsel; a change Avhich suggests that the
Americanization of Canada is going to be
by no means confined to the Press and the
Stage, but that its insidious influence is
undermining some of our most cherished
institutions. There are many reflections
on this sad case in Avhich one might indulge, but most people will be able to
make them for themselves. Certain it is
tliat trial by jury has received a shock
from which it will not soon recover. The
only gratifying feature of a disgraceful
and dishearteuing episode is that the same
spirit of integrity and honour Avhieh animated British Columbia Judges in the
early pioneer days still survives in their
successors, and hoAvever much public confidence may bc shaken by tlie occurrences
of the present Aveek there is still room for
gratification in the fearless exposition of
the laAv from the lips of our Judges.
The Colonist has an inkling of the truth
with respect to the recent split in the directorate of the Canada Life, but its hint that
Senator Cox was merely getting back at
Sir Edward Walker for ousting him from
the Presidency of the Bank of Commerce
hardly goes far enough. Tlie fact of tlio
matter is that Senator Cox holds the controlling interest in the Canada life. He
was forced to acquire it ten years ago
when he determined to nioA'e the head
office from Hamilton to Toronto. Of late
years the autocratic Senator has been a
difficult man to get on with, and only
those who Avere prepared to remain subservient to his iron rule, or were under personal obligations to him, could remain in
his entourage. Sir Edward Walker Avas
not in this class; intellectually lie is a far
bigger man than Senator Cox, big enough
in fnct to demand his resignation as President of the Bank of Commerce when lie
found that the Senator Avas using his posi
tion to bolster up his private im'estmenta
at the expense of the Bank. Senator Cox
Avas not the man to forget this, but he
Avas too diplomatic to invite an open breach
with Sir Edward Walker. Xow, hoAvever,
Avhen his financial methods in the Canada
Life again veered in a direction of Avhich
Sir Edward and other influential members
of the directorate could not approve, the
final split has come. Senator Cox has
easily filled the vacancies on the board of
the Canada Life with his oavii creatures,
but he cannot replace men of the calibre
of Sir Echvard Walker, Mr. Z. A. Lash
and Senator Gibson.
It is often the case that the innocent
suffer for the guilty. Some thousands of
hard-working; honest men haA'e been made
to suffer loss ancl prestige through the ill-
advised machinations of a few harebrained demagogues in Vancouver. Every
believer in trades unionism will regret that
the cause of labour must suffer time and
again because it is so badly officered.
Whenever labour has a legitimate complaint it never fails to secure public sympathy, the one thing that is indispensable
to victory. But Avhen organized labour allows itself to be led by men of socialistic,
and even anarchistic, principles the judgment of sane men revolts; their sympathy
is alienated and the organized effort is
doomed to failure. This will be the result
of the Vancouver fiasco although there may
be many sore hearts and sore heads before
the end is reached. It is altogether too
late in the clay for any body of men to
succeed in "tying up" a city. Human nature is so constituted that it has quite a
large measure of the saving grace of common sense. The average man knoAVs that
there are certain things for Avhich no community will stand, a policy which will stop
the street cars, shut down the printing-
presses, lay off the milk supply, disconnect
tlie electric light, the telephones ancl the
gas is so extravagant and fantastic as to
bo impossible of achievement, ancl yet the
leaders of the Vancouver strike Avere prepared to do all this ancl even more in order
to secure an advance in carpenters' Avages.
Tt is gratifying to learn that early in the
proceedings one of the most extravagant
of the leaders Avas denounced by his fellows. It is to be hoped that another Avho
caine from Seattle will be furnished with
a return ticket. Meanwhile, if the carpenters have a grievance or are entitled to
an advance there will be no difficulty in
securing fair consideration for the case if
a rational attitude is assumed, and if the
vagaries which at first figured in the programme are eliminated. San Francisco
lias been ruined by the extravagances of
labour leaders. Vancouver should have
learnt the lesson; it cannot afford to pay
the price which the Golden City has paid
to find out just what it costs to kill prosperity.
Just on going to press The Week is informed that there will shortly be a change
in the Postmastcrship at Victoria*—the
veteran official, Mr. Noah Shakespeare,
who has filled the position with distinction
for many years, is to retire. Hc Avill be
succeeded by Mr. Dunn, the late editor of
the Times, who has also rendered distinguished service, ancl avIio will bring to
the duties of his new office a ripe experience and all the energy and. vigour of a
man in the prime of life. The Press is to
be congratulated on this recognition—the
second within a few months—of the merit
of members of the Fourth Estate.
(Continued on   Page! 4) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1911
i   li
I!   IP
We are beginning to get within
reasonable distance of the dog-days;
at any rate we are quite near enough
to them to make it worth while putting in a plea for the dogs. I should
like to see more drinking troughs
established outside thc various stores
throughout the city. There are many,
very many, facilities for men to get
a drink when they want it; the
horses haA'e plenty of troughs to
Avhich their drivers can take them,
but the dog is too often left to drink
in any old place with the result that
it often slakes its thirst with foul
Avater. Possibly this is not bad for
• the dog's digestion, but it doesn't
sound healthy. I append an extract
which I read lately in an Exchange
and which was originally culled from
thc Denver Republican. I should like
to think that it Avas copied into every
paper throughout the land:
"Water for the Dog
"Human thoughtlessness is nowhere emphasized more sharply than
in the general failure to provide better facilities for the relief of thirst
among thc animals of the city.
"The city of Mexico has a law, almost a century old, requiring storekeepers and business men in general
to keep pans of fresh water in the
doorways of their business establishments for the relief of dogs. The
laAv Avas secured through thc efforts
of the kind-hearted women of the
city, and in consequence Mexico City
never has a mad dog 'scare,' and hydrophobia is unknoAvn and. muzzles
are unnecessary.
"In enlightened America, in sharp
contrast Avith 'barbarous Mexico,'
when and Avhere is provision made
for man's friend, the clog? Only a
small proportion of public drinking
fountains are so constructed that dogs
can drink from them, and the thirsty
dog must wander disconsolately about
until his sufferings become so acute
that he is pronounced mad, and the
usual tragedy is the result.
"The matter is one that can be
regulated Avithout the aid of law. Let
thc householder spare a thought for
the dog, as well as for thc horse.
A pan of water under the hydrant in
the yard will soon attract attention,
and perhaps Avill be the means of preventing another one of those 'scares'
which speak so ill for public common sense. In summer never let the
pan, provided for thc household pets,
be empty. One will be astonished, if
hc observes closely, at the number
of times an animal will drink during
thc day."
*   *   *
A tale of woe comes to mc from the
travellers on the E. & N. Ry. It is
not long ago that a man came up to
my office ancl said that he had heard
that I was the person Avho ought to
be compelled to travel up ancl down
the line occasionally so as to report
on the filthy state of thc cars. However, I have managed to escape that
penalty so far. But another complaint is easier to ventilate. It appears that there arc three clerks in
thc ticket office, only nne of whom 1
is deputed to serve tickets. It not
tinfrcqucntly happens that there is a
long queue of people waiting to buy
tickets just before the hour at which
the train is due to start. These tickets
arc sold in a somewhat dilatory manner by the one man, Avhat time the
other tAvo are busy (sic) at the back
of the office. Meanwhile the tail of
the queue is Avaiting impatiently.
Lately one man had thc mortification
of seeing the train go off without
him because he Avas thus prevented
from getting his ticket, and what
made it more annoying was the fact
that hc had sent his tAvo children on
ahead and they had taken their seats.
Would it be asking too much to have
the other two clerks, or at least one
of them, also engaged in selling
tickets under these circumstances, especially in vieAV of the fact that there
is another Avicket available, or else to
close the doors at a certain time and
arrange that the conductor should
not start his journey till all intending
passengers inside have bought their
The Islanders are waiting,   By the
Islanders  I  mean the inhabitants of
thc islands  in  the  Gulf of Georgia.
"What arc they Avaiting for?" did you
say?   Why, they're waiting for transportation.   Here it is now nine Aveeks
since the loss of the "Iroquois," and
those poor unfortunate Islanders have
not yet been  provided with suitable
means for getting to and fro between
the islands, Vancouver Island and the
mainland.    They are graciously permitted the use of the "Joan" on occasional days of the Aveek, but that,
naturally, does not satisfy them. They
want the "Joan" altogether.    I hear
that they are perfectly satisfied with
her and do not ask for anything in
the shape of an ocean liner or such
luxuries.   They just want the chance
to have a regular passenger service,
and  instead   of  that  they  get—Avell,
you know Avhat I mean, but I Avon't
say it.    The mails are being looked
after by a launch, but this boat is not
licensed to carry passengers, and in
A'iew of the recent disasters it is an
awful risk for the man in charge to
oblige anyone by giving him a passage.   Petitions have been fired in volleys- at the C. P. R. but so far none
of the  shots  have  taken  effect.     It
certainly savours to me as somcAvhat
of  a  scandal  that  so  many  of our
coast population  should thus be deprived of   all    convenient   means of
visiting    Vancouver    or    the    Mainland. '
* *   *
A horrible whisper of a still more
horrible rumour has just reached me.
It is said that there is some talk of
cutting clown all that lovely broom
on thc Fairfield Road about which I
wrote so feelingly a week or so ago.
Can this be true? Are there really
such Goths and Vandals sitting
around our Council Board as the men
would be avIio Avould countenance this
outrage. If new sidewalks are laid
there Avell and good, very good in
fact. But that sane proceeding does
not necessitate the destroying of the
broom. Nobody seems to know for
certain Avhether this action is really
contemplated, but it is as well for
people avIio live in that neighbourhood to register a protest in good
time, and as I am one of them I
hereby do so. I know that there are
many others who will support me in
* *   *
I wonder if it has occurred to
others besides the gentleman Avho
called on me this week with respect,
to the Pemberton Woods, that they
would make an ideal public park for
the city. Thc question of public
parks is very much in evidence at
present and most people realise that
the time 'to lay them out is before
a city is wholly built up. Thc Pemberton Woods are peculiarly well
suited for such a purpose. They possess natural beauties of their own and
could bc turned into a sylvan retreat
for the multitude with very little alteration. Once they are sub-divided
the opportunity is lost. I have not
the slightest idea Avhat the cost Avould
bc to the city to acquire this property, but the idea as put forward to
me seemed reasonable, and I should
like other people to think about it
* *   *
I wonder why it is that people avIio
live in suburban districts are so much
more inconsiderate than those who
live right in town. Or is it merely
that they havc the opportunity,
whereas the latter have not. For
instance—last Saturday being the
birthday of King George all the
stores in town closed at noon and no
fair ladies came down in the hope
of being able to cajole just one more
purchase out of a reluctant tradesman. But . outside, where relations
between tradesman and customer are
more intimate, it Avas no uncommon
thing for the nearest store to be pestered with requests "to oblige." In
one case that I knoAV of the unfortunate storekeeper, rather than run
the risk of offending customers practically kept open all day and did the
Avork himself. He Avanted to get off,
but every time he started to close, one
more customer had just forgotten
something. This isn't giving a square
deal, but then some folks are born
that Avay and they just simply can't
help it.
* *   *
American tourists may not be good
judges of grub, which accounts for
them turning up their noses at the
fare provided in the Empress Dining-
room and preferring to go up town
and feed at the "Windsor" or
"Maryland," but no one will deny
that chambermaids know a good
thing when they see it, and when
they Avent on strike on Wednesday
because they Avere tired of cold boiled
ham and cabbage as a standard fare
the manager had to admit that the
Lounger knew what he was talking
about last week. If it is too much
trouble for him to look into this perhaps Mr. Hayter Reed's deputy, who
arrivers in town to-day, may be induced to do so.
* *   *
On Wednesday last I had my first
panoramic view of Victoria. I had
no idea that the city extended so far
in every direction. I was out in Victoria West when I met Mr. Plow-
right, the popular bandmaster of the
Boy Scouts. He asked me if I had
ever seen Victoria from a height and
when I answered in the negative he
took me up to the top of his house
on Wilson street and led me up ladders and all sorts of perilous places
to the roof. Here, perched on a somewhat circumscribed platform I surveyed the city. I didn't feel like
Nebuchadnezzar, but I had some sort
of an idea of what his feelings Avere
when hc looked out over his city.
Victoria is certainly a very beautiful
place and though I have a perpetual
"grouch" there really isn't anyone
Avho appreciates it more thoroughly
than the
Me   thought   that   winter,   love,   would
never end,
That the dark year had slain the Innocent May,
Nor hoped  that your soft band,  this
summer day
Would   lie,   as   now,   in   mine,   beloved
And,   like   some   magic   spring,   your
dream-deep eyes
Hold all the summer skies.
But lo!  the world  again Is made with
The  long white  silence  spoke,   small
bird  by bird,
Blade   after   blade,   amid   the   song   of
The grass stole back once more, and
there was heard
Tlle ancient music of the vernal spheres,
Half laughter and half tears.
Ah!   love,   and   now   too   swiftly,   like
some groom,
Raining   hot   kisses    on    his   bride's
young mouth,
The  mad young year,  delirious  with
the South,
Squanders  his  fair  treasure,  bloom  on
Too soon the wild rose hastens to lie
Too swift, O June, thy feet!
Tarry a little, summer, crowd not so
All   joy  and   gladness   In   so  brief  a
Teach  all  they dancing  flowers  a  step
more slow,
And  bid  thy wild   musicians  softlier
0 hast  thou thought,  that like a madman spends,
The longest summer ends.
—Richard   Le  Gallienne,   in   Columbian
Wheat Estimate
Vice-President Whyte, of the C. P.
R., estimates the wheat crop of the
West this season at 200,000.000
When a man calls for "Bass," the best ale, or "Guinness,"
the best stout, he naturally desires to get what he calls for.
Some dealers, however, are serving inferior ale and stout,
cheaper in price and inferior in quality—spurious imitations
of the genuine "Bass" and "Guinness." We would therefore
ask people who wish the best to
You Avill find the Dog's Head stamped on both "Bass" and
"Guinness" labels, and when you see this you will know it is
the genuine article—the best ale or the best stout ever brewed
and bottled.
The bottling means much. Read Bros.' famous
bottling of Bass and Guinness ensures the 'oest and
purest procurable. This, the Dog's Head Brand,
may be procured at all good hotels, bars, clubs and
cafes, and at all reliable dealers throughout B. C.
Wholesale Agents
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal |
Household.   Distillers of the popular
Black and White" Scotch Whiske
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor All Deale|
Combined Stellar Engagement
in their most popular Shakespearean
"Romeo and Juliet"
Prices—75c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00.
Scat Sale now open.
Instead of 8.30 p.m. for this
Small   Silver   Plated   Sets,
holding 3 pieces
Each $5.00 to $2.50
Very useful for the breakfast table.
Redfern & Sons
Oldest Diamond and Jewelry House in Western Canada
Established  1862
Victoria, B.C.
Q. Bjornsfelt, S
Phone 1856     -     821 FoH
852 Yates St.
Candy,  Stationery  and
Requisites THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1911
I. The Allen Players
['might "will  see  the  last  appear-
of  the  Allen   Players   in  their
I'ent engagement in Victoria. Dur-
the   short   time  that  they  have
I)   here   they  have  proved  them-
|i's to be   what    I    have always
ed  they  were,  viz., a  first-class
E; company, and their return visit
fbe eagerly looked for.   A pleas-
j.feature of  last  night's  perform-
of "Merely Mary Ann" was the
I. ntation to Miss Verna Felton on
|»art of the stage hands of a mag-
{nt   bouquet   suitably   decorated
the union colours.    Behind the
by her courtesy and consider-
no  less   than  in  front  of  the
[ ghts  by  her  grace  and  charm,
Felton  has Avon  the hearts  of
•-ing the first t\A'o days of the
the company produced a dram-
lion of Meredith Nicholson's
IknoAvn novel, "The House of a
sand Candles." Miss Verna Fel-
h the leading role played with
lame charm which regular pa-
I (if the Allen Company are ac-
Ined to associate with her, and
received excellent support. Of
len, Mr. Bert Hadley, who took
Irt of the inimitable Bates, stood
■re-eminent, his acting being of:
|ghest order. Mr. Irving Ken-
as John Glenarm, also Avon
enconiums for his playing of
The Cat and the Fiddle
Wednesday and Thursday
a musical extravaganza of no
lilar merit held the boards at
Ictoria Theatre. It is impossible
lempt any sort of a criticism
■ lay of this kind. It is put on
age to act as a A'chicle for
ler and as a great many people
Id it may be said to have ful-
lits legitimate functions. The
[Avas not of a high order, but
Ivas not expected. There was
luence or plot, but neither was
Icipatcd that there should be.
le Avhole the majority of tlie
ice seemed satisfied and that
there is to be said about it.
Irhe Western Star A.D.S.
■Alonday last at the A. O. U. W.
le Western Star Amateur Dra-
feociety of Victoria West gave
Leedingly creditable perform-
In aid of the Home for the
The play produced Avas en-
|'A Noble Outcast," a drama
Acts. Of the actors honours
|qually divided between Miss
Hazenfratz, who portrayed
Iracter (if "France," thc object
ction to Gerald Weston and
tBlackburn, and Mr. A. Clunk
lok the part of Weston. As a
|Mr. Clunk was admirable both
Iget-up and in his acting. Of
■ier characters, avIio were all
Ipecial mention must be made
Is Muriel Goudie, who played
Ivant girl with life and spirit
I Mr. A. Nichols, the Southern
Victoria West is to hc con-
lied on having so much talent
midst as is evidenced by their
lir Dramatic Society.
Itg the progress of the play Mr.
Iplowright's io-stringed orches-1
|sisting of mandolins ancl gui-!
|th Miss Bebbington at the
I.ayed incidental music, and I
Iticularly struck with the slow'.
Ihich accompanied the close of |
It Act. Later in the evening
|vc a spirited rendering of "La
which carried the audience
Jit is safe to say that people
I'fect to despise these instru-
Ihave never heard Mr. Plow-
■een the Acts there Avere sev-
bcialties, Miss England, who
a feature of Romano's Therewith her accustomed feeling
| and was accorded an enthusiastic wcl- [ The Crystal Theatre
* come.   Mr. Cave Avas a new singer lo I    This week the  first of the  diamine, but I Avas much pleased with his , pion Co.'s films havc been shown in
, baritone voice and with the manner in : Victoria   and   were   thrown   on   the
I which he rendered a serio-comic song, i screen   at   the   Crystal.     Thc   story
Mr. Harby, who gave a ventriloquial | told was both laughable and thought-
turn was unfortunate in having a
slight accident happen to one of his
dolls, Avhich necessitated his cutting
short what proved a very bright and
enjoyable exhibition. Hr. Harby is a
clever ventriloquist and I hope to
hear him again soon.
It is a thousand pities that the
acoustic properties of the A. 0. U. W.
Hall arc as bad as they are. When
this fact is taken into consideration
the entire success Avhich attended thc
evening's performance is the more to
be wondered at. Though there was
not a croAvded house the hall was well
filled and the audience departed feeling that they had not only contributed something tOAvards a very deserving charity, but had also been present at a thoroughly enjoyable entertainment.
The New Grand Theatre
Two really good turns are running
at the vaudeville house this Aveek,
but so widely dissimilar are they that
there is no clash in the race for first
place. Bernard's "Mannikins" are
quite the funniest thing in the Avay of
a marionette sIioav that I have seen
for a very long time, and the clever
manipulation of the wires calls for
high praise. Miss Pearl Young is a
first-class pianist. She is also a seriocomic singer of no mean skill. But
she is far more than either, for she
is that "rara avis," a combination of
both. When Miss Young gets down
to thc piano and starts singing the
audience is at a loss which to admire most—her playing or her singing. Suffice it to say that she usually has to stop both in order to bow
acknowledgments to the stalls. The
balance of the bill is of a higher standard than that of the last two Aveeks,
Paul Case & Co., staging an amusing,
if someAvhat extravagant playlet.
which gives Miss Cecilia Whitmar an
opportunity to do better acting than
is usually seen in vaudeville, and Bliss
& Ross appearing before the house in
a dancing turn which is none the less
appreciated for its unexpected denouement. In the opening turn entitled
"Ye Colonial Duo,"I should like to
make special mention of the hit made
by the introduction of musical bars
on the garden gate. T note that M.
Louis Kuum is now undertaking the
directorship of the orchestra in place
of Mr. Turner and trust that he Avill
make as big a success Of it as did
his predecessor.
Romano's Theatre
The big feature at Romano's this
week has been the production of what
are known as the Winnipeg lilms.
These proved to bc most interesting
and afford another proof of the enterprise nf thc management of the house
in securing them for the Victoria public. To anyone who knew Winnipeg
only so far back as seven years ago
the enormous progress made in the
Western metropolis is evident from
this films. The gigantic Power Development scheme which is to cost
$3,000,000 Avas excellently  illustrated.
The Majestic Theatre
Some very beautiful vieAvs of well-
known Italian scenes as taken by
Pathe Frcrcs were on the screen at
Mr. Christie's popular Yates Street
Street hall when 1 entered last Monday evening. This style of picture,
it is satisfactory to notice, proves to
be every bit as popular as those displaying melodrama or comedy. A
fine Western story of early trapping
days was on view on the same night
and was thrilling enough to satisfy
the most exciting. There was also
one screamingly funny comedy.
inspiring, and though 1 am inclined to
think that the new company havc not
reached the excellence of thc Pathe,
Gaumont, Imp and other cinematographic lilms, still they have been
fortunate enough to obtain good actors. 1 hope avc shall scc more of
them. Tontolini, the inimitable fool
of surpassing skill has been experimenting with an aeroplane and patrons of the Crystal saw a marvellous
ascent to goodness knows what altitude before the inevitable crash. Mr.
T. Price has been particularly happy
in his choice of a song this Aveek and
has been much appreciated.
"The Lily"
More than ordinary interest is
manifested in the coming on Saturday, June 17, to the Victoria Theatre,
of David Belasco's famous company
in "The Lily," from the fact that
the two principle women of the organization, Nance O'Neil and Julia
Dean, are well-known socially and
professionally here, and Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Eagle, tv/o important
players, are also endeared to local
play-goers by their excellent performances in thc past.
"The Lily" is a play in four acts,
adapted from the French of Pierre
Wolff and Gaston Lerottx by Mr. Belasco, and as a piece of dramatic literature Avill endure for many years,
' for it is a play of ideas as Avell as
"The Lily" finds its name from a
class of Avomen well recognized in
France, but little known as a special
type in America. They are the
women avIio have been denied the
joys of love and matrimony, simply
to appease the thread-Avorn traditions
of sex. In France everything is sacrificed for the advancement of the
sons, while in this country it is for
the sake of the daughters. Around
this sex distinction is woven a drama
that, for dramatic intensity and absorbing interest, nothing like it has
been seen within the last decade. Mr.
Belasco, with a consistency that has
characterized his big productions in
the past, will, in addition to sending
hirs original company, send the massive Belasco production intact.
Nance O'Neil never gave a greater
exposition of her marvelous powers
than she does of "Thc Lily," Odette;
a scholarly, sincere, and artistic delineation, colored by physical vigor
and emotional intensity, ellr visualization of the self-sacrificing spinster
is a veritable classic, as clear-cut as
a cameo, and as authoritative as it is
The Lady Poverty
By Jacob Fischer
I met lier on the Umbrian Hills,
Her hair unbound, her feet unshod;
As one whom secret glory nils
She walked—alone with God.
I met her in the city streets;
Oh,  changed was  her aspect then!
AA'itli  heavy  eyes  and  weary  feet
She  walked  alone—with  men.
District of Coast. Range 3
TAKE notice that Christina Willis-
croft, wife of AV. A. Wllliscroft, of
Victoria, B.C., intends to apply for permission to purchase the flolowlng described lnnds;—CommencinK at a post
planted at the south-east corner of
John Clayton's pre-emption clnim. known
as Lot 320, Range 3, Coast Disirlet,
Ihence east (10 chnins more or less, to
tlie west boundary of Section 30, Township 1, Range 3, Const District; thence
soulh :_0 chains: thenoe west (10 chains;
thence north 20 chains to the point
of commencement.
Dated  Mav  20th,  1911.
Per H. Hrown, Agent,
july 10 aug. !>
Robinson & Andrews
Just 75 Pairs
Best Quality
Greatly Reduced Prices
Borders are in either pink or blue. Quality: Well, that's
the very point that will make the next couple of days
unusually busy Avith us.   Here are the sizes and prices:
6oin. x 6oin., per pair $3.50
66in. x 82in., per pair  $4.15
72m. x 84m., per pair $4.85
Bye the bye, we are showing a splendid line of gray
CAMPING BLANKETS at, per pair $3.00
Robinson & Andrews
The Cash Dry Goods Store.
642-644 Yates Street. Phones 656-657.  j
Crystal Theatre
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most
Comfortable Picture Theatre
in the City
District of Coast, Range I
TAKE notice that I, Frederick Stock,
of  North  A'ancouver,  occupation  Clerk,
intends to apply for permission to purchase  the  following described  lands:—
Commencing   at   a   post   plnnted   about
one mile south of the N. AV.  corner of
T.   L.   32120;   thenee   *I0   chains   west;
thence SO chains south; tiience 40 chains
east;    thence   SO  chains  north  to  commencement    and   containing   320 acres,
more or less.
April 11,  11)11.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 July 8
District of Rupert
TAKE notice that Evelyn Marjory
Squire of A'ancouver, B.C., occupation
Spinster. Intends to apply for permission to purchase tiie following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the shore of Quntsino Sound,
about 00 cliains distant and in a southwesterly direction from tlie S. AA'. corner
or Lot 12, Tp. 27, Rupert District;
tiience nortli 40 cliains: thence west 60
chains; thence nlong shore to point of
commencement, and containing 50 aires
more or less.
Per  George  G.   Shore,  Agent,
june10 aug5 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1911
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The Grand Jury must be complimented
on the thoroughness'with .which it* did its
work at the recent 'Assizes. Most Grand
Juries have a tendency.to discharge their
duties perfunctorily, nc>ti so that Over whose
deliberations Mr. Beaumont Boggs presided. They exercised their right to enquire into all matters affecting the public
safety, and did so in such an effective
manner as to bring the Government up "to
the scratch" Avith respect to the condition
of the Victoria Prison. Thanks to that
fearless public officer, Fire Chief Davis,
tlie Grand Jury Avas made acquainted with
all thc circumstances which tend to make
the Victoria Prison a fire-trap. They
promptly demanded the attendance of the
Minister of Public Works or his Deputy.
In the absence of the Minister Mr. W. AV.
Foster, his capable Deputy, attended, and
Avas made acquainted with the requirements of the Fire Chief endorsed by the
Grand Jury. It is gratifying to learn that
within tAvelve hours of Mr. Foster's summons he had reported fully to the Acting-
Premier, Dr. Young, Avho gaAre instructions for all the requirements of the
Grand Jury and the Fire Chief to be complied Avith at once regardless of cost. The
courage of the jury,the reasonable demands of the Fire Chief and the prompt
acquiescence of Dr. Young will be regarded Avith general favour.
Avay Avorthy of her ability. "The Lily"
scored a unique success in London, and
Avhen Mr. David Belasco, the most lavish
of enterpreneurs, started Miss O'Neil on
her American tour he spared no expense to
render the production in every way worthy
of the reputation of the actress and the
manager. Miss O'Neil is in her prime;
she is a beautiful and accomplished avo-
man and greatly resembles Miss Ada
Rehan. FeAV Victorians have seen her, but
it is doubtful if with the single exception
of Edith Gwynne Mathieson tliere is on
the English-speaking stage today another
actress avIio is quite her equal. This may
appear high praise, but The AVeek has no
hesitation in going on record, and is satisfied that Victorians who see her during
her coming engagement Avill endorse the
The AA'eek makes no apology for calling
attention in its editorial columns to a
forthcoming engagement of the greatest interest at the A7ictoria Theatre. Miss Nance
O'Neil is Avithout doubt one of the greatest actresses of the day. She is just coming to her own, having for the first time
in several years secured a play in every
It Avill be possible to speak more intelligently on the withdrawal of Mr. Har-
court's resolution favouring the creation of
an Imperial Council when the details are
to hand, but reading betAveen the lines, it
may be taken for granted that its prompt
rejection Avas due to the unfriendly attitude of Sir AVilfrid Laurier, and that his
objection Avas based upon the theory that
a consultative council Avithout executive
powers would be a hindrance instead of a
help. It is Avell that the subject Avas ventilated because it points towards the consummation of a policy Avhich is inevitable
in the not distant future. The greatest
obstacle to its achievement at present is
the nervous dread of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
lest he should commit the Government of
Canada to a course Avhich his oavii party
might refuse to endorse. It is astonishing
how touchy Sir Wilfrid is on the subject
of responsibility, especially when that responsibility assumes a material aspect.
Attention is directed to an article reproduced from the Monetary Times in the
Financial columns of the current issue. It
deals with a proposed railway along the
north shore of the St. Lawrence to a point
on the eastern extremity of Labrador,
whicii would establish the shortest possible
link betAveen Europe ancl America. By
such a route the sea voyage Avould be reduced to three days, and a mail delivery
from England to the Pacific Coast Avould
be rendered possible in a Aveek. This seems
almost like a fairy tale, but anyone avIio
Avill take the trouble to study the map and
to read the article quoted -will see that it
is a sane prediction. The true significance
of the project lies in the fact that it would
shorten up transportation betAveen England
and the Orient to such an extent as to divert important traffic from the Brindisi-
Suez Canal route to the Atlantic-Canada
All-Red Line.
Arictoria has had a little strike of
OAvn this Aveek;   it lasted four days
then collapsed  ignominiously—as it
served.    The teamsters who recently
ceived a   substantial   advance   iii av.
ranging from $10 to $15 a month, c
out on strike because their employer?
fused to pay them a day's Avage on
King's birthday.    As this Avas a pi
holiday and the men did no A\'ork
not easy to see on Avhat principle thej
pected to be paid; in fact it Avas just
other   illustration of   over-doing it.
Thursday the union A'ery properly cf
the strike "off," and on Friday the t{
sters returned to Avork sadder and wj
it is hardly necessary to add—poorer, j
There has been A'ery much favourable
comment on the ability displayed by Mr.
McLean and Mr. Moore, the counsel engaged on the Sears' case. In Mr. McLean
everyone knows that Arictoria possesses
one of the best criminal lawyers in Canada ; he handled the Sears' case in a masterly manner, starting out with public
sympathy dead against him and finishing
ii]i triumphantly, for it AAras indeed a great
triumph for the jury to acquit his client
practically without deliberation. Mr.
Moore found himself opposed to a most
capable man avIio had considerable advantage in years and experience, but it is
conceded that he handled his case with
skill, and in the really able address which
he made to the jury at the conclusion, he
covered every point.
The Colonist is no more immune
the Times when an epidemic of "sil
settles like a plague of locusts on the
niunity.   The editors of both papers
driven into a corner abandon argumeij
abuse.   As a rule the Times is the
offender,   especially  when  it  is  del
with Mr. McBride or Mr. BoAvserJ
at present it OAves nothing to the Coll
which came out on Tuesday with
club.   It commenced by clenoininatin|
Times  ' a dishonest  contemporary"
AA'oimd up by charging it with "ins!
and untruthfulness," ancl strange tl
the Times did not repudiate the eluuj
The Times says that the Colon!
"at bay." Does it mean James' B|
Ross Bay?
Why not Iron the New Way
The old-fashioned way of ironing with heavy irons to be lifted and carried
all day long—a roaring fire, making life unpleasant during the summer—is all
a hazy dream of the past to the discerning housewife who uses the "Hotpoint"
Electric Iron.
Extra heat is put into the point of the iron—hence its name "Hotpoint."
When the point is shoved into the cold, damp goods, the extra heat is used in
drying the clothes, just right for nice, smooth ironing.
On a "Hotpoint," the handle is always cool. A heavy asbestos pad in the
top of the iron directs the heat downwards to the working face—this feature
also reduces operating expense.
No risk, danger, trick or knack in using a "Hotpoint" and you cannot
positively get a shock.
On a warm summer day this best of all Electric Laundry Irons can be
attached to the electric light socket on the back porch where either mistress
or maid can iron in the fresh air in comfort.
FREE TO VICTORIA LADIES:—Call, write or telephone us and we
will deliver a "Hotpoint" Iron to your residence and allow you the use of it
ABSOLUTELY FREE for ten days.
B.6. Electric Railway 6o.f Limited
Demonstration Rooms: eorner Port and Langley Streets
Phone 1609 f
i June ist to June 8th, 1911
.ie ist—
J. E. Wilson—St. Charles St.—Garage $  150
|Mm. Jones—Sealt St.—Dwelling   500
IE. W. Publins—Walnut St.—Addition  150
Sam Lee—Fisguard St.—Laundry   3,300
R. P. Rithet—Dallas Road—Garage  450
'ie 5th—
VV. Body—Wilson St.—Addition   250
;W. A. Smidt—Hamilton St.—Store ancl House  200
5. McLean—Nameont St.—Dwelling   300
;\V. Smith—Beta St.—Dwelling   1,950
Thos. Wood—Fernwood Rd.—Garage   100
Hadland—Prior St.—Dwelling   1,400
^. S. Rideout—Fernwood Road—DAvelling   2,800
\o__. Kingston—Prior St.—Dwelling   2,100
\. Pengelly—Arnold St.—Dwelling   2,500
Caroline Unwin—Davie St.—Addition to DAvelling  300
• 6th—
B.  Sylvester—Fort  St.—Garage     250
I, Iiaynes—Edmonton Rd.—Dwelling   1,500
r. E. Beams—Pembroke St.—DAvelling   400
Yancis Mansell—Government St.—Dwelling   5,000
Dhn Halket—Rosebury St.—Dwelling   1,600
is. C. Moore—Quadra St.—Dwelling  1,600
. T. Knott—Hilda St.—Dwelling   2,500
. T. Knott—Yates St.—Store   3,000
A. Welch—Fort St.—Dwelling  950
:bens & Henderson—Hutton Road—Dwelling  1,500
r. Hunter—Avebury Road—Dwelling  1,200
E. Matthews—Oscar St.—DAvelling  2.500
vt the coming Imperial conference the question of an "All
steamship route will be discussed.   The latest suggestion is
le establishment of a line of steamers to run in summer from
l.dor to Liverpool  to connect Avith the Canadian  Northern
lay along the north shore of the St. LaAvrence River.   Mr.
McGrath in the Financial News writes that the past tAvo or
lyears have been remarkable for the number of projects which
(taken form with regard to the lessening of the ocean voyage
len Europe ancl America.   The proposal for a national Cana-
last line between Blacksod ancl Halifax came first.    It was
Ily followed by the report that the Grand Trunk Pacific Rail-
Imrposed building a line to Gaspe Bay, and then starting
learners to   Milford   Haven,   in   Wales.   Then Sir AVilfrid
\x announced the intention of the government to support a
Id to the shores of Hudson Bay, and right after this came
Ingestion of a steamship line betAveen Fort Churchill, on the
past of that bay, ancl Stranraer, on the Avest coast of Scotland.
|:he  Newfoundland  Government  has been  approached by
capitalists with a proposal to construct a railroad from a
let to be chosen, on Southern Labrador to connect with the
p which the Canadian Northern line is constructing along
rth shore of the St. Lawrence River, lhe eastern section of
fcvince of Quebec, a line of steamers to be then run in sum-
|.m the eastern extremity of Labrador to Liverpool.
Scheme Not a New One
lis scheme of utilizing eastern, or Terranovan, Labrador as
|n a fast-line service is by no means new. Nearly fifty years
Orrell Lever. M.P. for Gal way in the British Parliament,
(died a line of steamers between that port and St. John's,
l.indland, which linked the continents together before the
■bmarine cable Avas laid. When the Canadian confederation
lojected these steamers Avere performing this service, and
Idford Fleming, the engineer who built the Canadian Pacific
ly, advocated the construction of a raihvay across Xewfound-
Iconnect Avith them, ancl, by the agency of a fast ferry across
|lf of St. Lawrence, to link with the Canadian mainland,
is to be one of the terms of union to induce Newfoundland
the federacy: but the Newfoundland people refused to
Itheir identity into that of the Dominion. Sir Sandford
was not daunted, and so confident was he of the benefits
l.roject that he made a survey across Newfoundland, at his
Ipense, to locate a line of railway. Capitalists were not
Ible to it, though, and nothing come of his scheme. In 1890,
Ir. R. G. Reid, the raihvay magnate_$f Montreal, undertook
lilete the system of railroads in Newfoundland, it was recog-
liat he had in view the possibilities of tepid (transit across
Intic by way of this island, ancl proposed inaugurating such
Fairfield Road—Modern 8-room residence on lot 55x156,
in first class condition.   Price $6,800
Government St.—Eleven-room  Bungalow, all modern
conveniences, only two blocks from the sea $8,000
Waterfrontage in Hollywood Park, lot 46x145; this is
cheap at $1,200
Phone 2040
Fire, Accident, Automobile and Employers' Liability
1115 LANGLEY STREET       ....      VICTORIA, B.C.
10 ACRES, about 2-3 orchard, six year trees, Italian prunes, King apples, Bartlett pears ancl plums. Balance meadow iioav being
ploughed  $6,000
26 ACRES, 2 houses and extensive outbuildings; about seven acres orchard and small fruits, 3 acres bush; balance in hay and meadow.
Fine soil, good location and view $12,500
8.25 ACRES all cleared, fall wheat now up  $3,300
8.24 ACRES all cleared, fall Avheat iioav up; on tAvo roads, house and
usual outbuildings  $4,500
FIFTY ACRES, being WA_ Section 15, Range 2; cottage 4 rooms, outbuildings, straAvbcrry vines, orchard, 40 trees, 5 years old; well.
Price, per acre  $200
THIRTY ACRES WATERFRONT, S/2 Section 13, Range 6—Timbered, red soil, nice short, no rock.   Price per acre $300
Telephone Q^y     &     BOGGS ""JS*
Why Pay Rent?
When for a comparatively SMALL CASH PAYMENT and
ROOMED BUNGALOW, all modern on a full-sized lot worth
alone easily $3,000, for $4,000. Terms, $1,000 Cash; balance $30
PER MONTH including interest.
This property is situated   on   McClure   St.,   near   Vancouver
St., good locality and close in.
Bagshawe & Co.
Telephone 2271
Rooms 10 and 11 Green Block 1216 Broad Street.
at a convenient date. In 1882 a Canadian capitalist named Mr.
Bender obtained from thc Newfoundland government concessions
1 for thc construction of a line of railway through Eastern Labrador.
This project possessed the same features as the proposal now under
consideration; but Canada was a different country twenty years
ago from what it is today, ancl a project then regarded as visionary
ancl impracticable must now be considered quite within the bounds
of possibility.
British Capital is Interested
The latest ocean steamship scheme with which Xewfoundland
is identified is understood to bc supported by substantial British
monetary interests. It contemplates the building and operating of
four Atlantic steamers of the fastest type and most modern design,
equal in every respect to the New York liners, and to give a
weekly service for mail, passengers and freight. The idea underlying the enterprise is that the well-known disinclination of the
majority of travellers to endure the disci mi forts of a long sea
voyage will induce them to avail of the shortest sea-trip possible;
ancl it is beyond question that the shortest trip by sea between the
two continents is between Liverpool and Labrador. From one
point to the other the distance is only about 1,700 miles, and at
Labrador connection would be made with a railroad system equal
Pegan & Co.
Real Estate ancl Stockbrokers
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Mahon  Bldg.,   Government  St.
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Northern B. C. Wild Lands
In acreage or in Large Tracts.
For  particulars  apply  to
Tel.  2095
Office:   103   Pemberton   Block
Notice is hereby given that the reserve established over certain lands In
the Cariboo and Lillooet Districts, notice of which bearing date June 30th,
190S, Avas published in the British Columbia Gazette on July 2nd, 190S, is
cancelled in so far as tlie same relates
to the following surveyed lands ln
Townships 52 and 54, Lillooet District,
viz.:—Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15, Fractional Sections 10, 17, Sections
IS, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, Fractional Section 25, Sections 20, 27, 28, Fractional
Section 29, Sections 30, 31, 32, 33, 34,
Fractional Sections 35 and 36, all in
Township 62; and Sections 3, 10, Fractional Section 11, Section 13, Fractional
Section 14, Sections 24 and 25, all in
Township 54, and that all the aforementioned lands not already alienated
by pre-emption have been set aside for
the endowment of the University of
British Columbia.
Deputy  Minister  of  Lands.,
Lands   Department,   Victoria,    B.   C,
April 10th, 1911.
apl 15 July IS THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1911
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to any on the North Atlantic continent; so that passengers could
count upon gaining an advantage of twenty-four to thirty-six
hours over the present voyage between Liverpool and New York,
Avliich is 3,150 miles. The fast ocean steamers which make Quebec
the terminal are able to land mails for Canada and the United
States which will reach their destination twelve to twenty-four
hours before mails can be delivered which are carried by the fastest
of the New York liners, although these leave on the same day, and,
therefore, this voyage is entirely feasible from that point of view.
It is equally possible to operate these steamers betAveen Liverpool
and Labrador for the same period in each year, almost, that
steamers are operated between Montreal and Quebec on the one
side and European ports on the other. Quebec and Montreal are
not accessible for ocean steamers until early in May. as a general
rule, ancl then only via Cabot Strait, on the south of Newfoundland.
Xot for two months later can steamers reach there through Belle
Isle Strait, on the north of Newfoundland; and, as to traverse
Belle Isle Strait a steamer has to pass by the best harbors on
eastern Labrador, it is perfectly obvious that a terminal there
would be available for the same period,
Labrador Terminal Would Have Advantage
But a terminal there would have a further advantage, viz.,
that it would probably be available for a month more than is now
allowed for the transit of Belle Isle Strait, because usually the
ocean area east of the Strait is free from ice at periods when the
Strait is blocked, the explanation, of course, being that the constricted waters'of the Strait hold the ice when in wider areas it is
dispersed by every Avind that blows. Again, having an open
Atlantic frontage, ancl a freedom from the quantity of fresh water
which in the western section of the St. Lawrence Gulf contributes
to the surface freezing so rapidly, thus making navigation in tbe
River St. Lawrence impossible after the end of November, it is
quite feasible to operate ocean steamers to Labrador up to the end
of the year, as the Newfoundland coastal mail boats run to the
southern Labrador ports until well up in January. These facts
dispose of all question as to the practicability of the project from
the point of view of climatic conditions. It is maintained by railroad men that there are no greater difficulties in operating a
railroad line along the north shore of the St. Lawrence than exist
in Western Canada, ancl the development of this eastern country,
the establishment of pulp ancl paper mills, ancl the working of its
mineral deposits would make a raihvay project a natural and probable phase of development in the near future. It is estimated
that the saving in time by the adoption of this Labrador-Liverpool
route would be very great, and figures have been provided which
show that from London one, using this proposed short line, would
be able to reach the shores of the Western world fifteen hours
quicker than proposed .by the Blacks6*fl-Halifax line; four days
and three hours quicker than by the Canadian Pacific Raihvay or
Allan liners to Quebec; three days and a half quicker than by the
big liners to New York, ancl that one would be set doAvn in Chicago
nearly four days quicker if one voyaged via Labrador than if one
steamed directly to New York and proceeding on by train, as one
does at present. Corresponding gains would be made to all the
States of Canada and the Western States, and likewise to all parts
of the Pacific slopes of these countries, and to the very important
travel centres in Japan, China, ancl other countries of the Far East
ancl the Antipodes.
Would Mean Rapid Transit for Food Products
A striking example of the alteration this neAV route would
make in "round-the-world" travelling is afforded by the fact that by
Avhat is termed the overland route from Liverpool to Brindisi by
train, thence by express packet to the Suez Canal, ancl thence
across the Indian Ocean to Yokohama takes 23 days, whilst
travelling from London to Yokohama via the Labrador route, one
would reach the place in fourteen clays. There is on the East
Coast of Labrador a fine harbour knoAvn as Antle's Harbour, near
Cape Charles. This is a spacious, land-locked inlet, capable of floating comfortably a fleet of ocean liners, and at present used as the
site of a whaling station under the new method of hunting these
cetaceans, which is now so extensively prosecuted by Newfoundland. The water is so deep inshore that a vessel of the largest
tonnage could safely lie close to the rocks. Good material—rock,
sand, and gravel—is available, labour is cheap, and wharves to
accommodate the steamers could be built—ancl equipped with
rails, suitable sheds, ancl all the requisite equipment for a comparatively moderate sum. It has been visited by British warships,
ancl they have safely ridden out severe gales there. From a freight
point of vieAV this project Avould have the special advantage of
alloAving safe and rapid transit for all the food products of Canada,
cattle, ancl grain for more than half the year, and would be specially
advantageous for the conveyance of live stock, because it would
cut the ocean voyage virtually in half—a consideration of no
small value. Yet another factor of importance is that this route
would have a decided strategic advantage in the transport of troops
ancl war munitions in the event of Britain being at Avar with any
foreign country, as the whole line of steamers ancl railroad would
be remote from areas Avhere a hostile nation could injuriously affect
the operation.
In the early spring months, before the ocean area giving access
to Labrador would be safely available for liners, these ships could
ply south of Cape Race, in through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, ancl
either land at a port in Gaspe, or else proceed up the St. Lawrence
to Quebec.   The operations of the poAverful new Canadian Govern-
W. D'O. Rochfort
Suite 407 Pemberton Block
Plans and Specifications
on Application
Business   Phone  1804
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Phone 2106
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing by reason of the notice
published in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, over
lands on Graham Island, formerly covered by Timber Licenses Nos. 37055,
37056 and 37057, which expired on the
6th day of November, 1909, and the
lands embraced within Timber License
No. 37059, which expired on the 25th
day of January, 1909, is cancelled, and
that the said lands will be open for preemption only under the provisions of
Section 7 of the "Land Act" after midnight on June 16th, 1911.
Deputy Minister of Lands
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.,
9th March, 1911.
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
Intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted at high water mark on the
west side of Prevost Island, Cowichan
District, at or near where the section
line between sections 19 and 20 Intersects the shore, thence Avest one mile,
thence south one mile, thence east one
mile, thence north one mile to point
of commencement.
May Oth, 1911.
may 13 June 10
TAKE NOTICE that George H. Crane,
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
—Commencing at a post planted about
20 ehains west of the north-west corner of the north-west quarter of Section 22, Township 8, Bella Coola Valley;
thence north 20 chains; east 40 chains;
south 20 chains; west 40 chains to
point ot commencement, containing 60
acres more or less.
Staked April 3rd, 1911.
F. A. Johnson, Agent,
rnayl! July 8
Grand Trunk Pacific Investors
Tlie construction of the new transcontinental railway—the Grand
Trunk Pacilic—is to-day opening up new towns that In the very near
future will be large and important cities. Just as the advent of the
pioneer transcontinental line—The Canadian Pacific—opened and built up
divisional points such as Brandon, Regina, Calgary, Lethbridge, etc., so
will the new line of the Grand Trunk make largo divisional points of the
towns we now offer for sale.
AA'e have secured the agency from the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC
RAILWAY CO. for tiie towns mentioned below and the shrewd investors
who can recognize the many advantages for investment in these towns at
the prices of to-day, will share in the large profits that will accrue as a
result of their rapid development. No other investment is so safe and
prolitable, and if you want to get your portion of the wealth AA'estern
Canada's development is creating, take advantage of this opportunity now
before it is too late.
Prices of lots in all of these divisional points are $75, $100, $150, $200,
$250 and $300 on easy monthly payments, no interest and no taxes till
1912, with a 6 per cent discount for cash.
MELVILLE: Tiie first Saskatchewan divisional point on the G. T. P.
and the largest new town on tlie line between Winnipeg and Edmonton.
Located in a rich agricultural district, an important railroad and distributing centre, Melville bids fair to become one of the important cities of
AA'estern Canada.
WATROUS: The mecoa of the health seeker, situate near the shores of
the famous Little Manitou Lake, and in the centre of one of the finest
farming sections of Saskatchewan.
BIGGAR: The opportunity of opportunities, located In the heart of a,
wonderfully rich nnd fertile agricultural districi, ond with railway facilities thai guarantee a future, being not only one of the most important
Grand Trunk Pacific divisional points on the main line betAveen Winnipeg
and Kdmonton, but is tho junction of the branch lines of lhe Grand Trunk
Pacilic lo Battleford and Calgary, wliieh will be hurried to completion at
an early date. The C. P. It. runs through Biggar, and all C. P. lt. trains
su>p tliere,
TOFIELD: The terminus of the branch line from Calgary, situate near
the shores of llu* Beaver Lake. The discovery of natural gas and of clay,
and having at il« dom* several square miles underlaid with lignite coal,
promise the development at Toliold of important manufacturing industries.
EDSON: The last prairie divisional point on main line of Grand
Trunk Pacific, and the gateway to the Peace River Country. Rich in
natural resources, Edson lots fulfill every requirement for safe and profitable investment.
REMEMBER THE PRICES, $75.00 to $300.00, and terms of one-tenth
cash and balance in nine equal monthly payments—no interest.
Exclusive Agents for Victoria ana Vancouver.
We desire to announce that we have opened offices in Rooms
304 and 305 Bailey Building, Handling, Seattle, Wash., handling
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Cotton, strictly on a Commission basis,
in the various markets of the world. Mr. Carl L. Miller, who has
long been connected with important brokerage firms in the west,
will be in charge.
We  are  members  of the  Chicago   Board  of Trade.   Our j
Eastern correspondents are S. B. Chapin & Co., and Logan & i
Bryan, of Chicago and New York, members of all Exchanges.
Private leased wire connections enable quick dispatch in handling
all business intrusted to us for execution.
Having carried on a successful brokerage business in Victoria, I
B.C., for the past 10 years, we refer you to any bank, firm or|
individual of that city as to our standing and integrity.
Frank W. Stevenson
Walter H. Murphey
Seattle, March 6, 1911.
P. O. Box 618
Phone 244|
Alvo von Alvensleben, Ltdj
636 View Street
Members Victoria and Vancouver
Stock Exchanges
Stocks and Bonds Bought and Sold on Commission.
Branch Offices:   North Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
Foreign Offices:
London, Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg and Vienna.
Mill Bay Waterfrontage
107 Acres on the above bay, good soil, 4 acres under
cultivation, new house and barn; Mill Bay trunk
road runs through the property.   Price $I4>7J
One-third cash, balance I, 2 and 3 years.
R. V. Winch & Co., Ltd.
Financial, Insurance and Estate Agents.
1 E
t ice-breakers, like the "Montcalm" and "Earl Grey," have
e it possible for the St. Lawrence estuary to be approached
;h earlier than heretofore, and there are some people visionary
igh to predict that before many years have passed steamers
be able to ply through the Gulf all the year round.   Such
le, it need hardly be said, know very little of ice conditions in
j North Atlantic in Avinter, or of the troubles that beset the
foundland sealers, though these are specially strengthened to
with ice.   It may be safely set down that the most powerful
ever built cannot cope with the ice in the Gulf from the latter
I of January until mid-April; but apart from these months, it
ld not be difficult for staunchly-built ocean flyers to success-
navigate these waters ancl enjoy the advantage of plying there
ably two months longer every year than is at present the
A further advantage Avhich will be enjoyed by all shipping
g in connection with the St. Lawrence route, after a few years
, Avill be that afforded by the construction of the new bridge
lebec, which will do away with the need for transferring into
there, Avhich is now imperative Avhen a traveller on one side
je river Avishes to reach the other; ancl after the completion of
.bridge it will be possible for transcontinental railroad trains
n from the easternmost tip of Labrador to the very Avestern
mity of California or Mexico without changing cars, or the
Her from "down East," in Maine, to make his way to the
n in the same fashion. It is clear, therefore, that the idea of
11-Red steamship line via Labrador is not so chimerical as
t seem at first sight, but that it has sufficient to commend
nduce hard-headed ancl level-minded capitalists to invest their
y in the enterprise, with the confidence that it will bring
a substantial return.—The Monetary Times.
IVhen the Finance Minister moved the House into Committee
lays and Means to consider a resolution on the subject of an
lendent arrangement with Japan by which that country Avould
liue to receive ancl in return would extend to Canada most
Ired nation treatment for tAvo years, Mr. Martin Burrell, the
IrA'ative member for Yale-Cariboo, delivered a most interest-
Itid instructive speech.   He declared that Canada had little
In in the way of trade by kowtOAving to Japan.    AAHien the
reaty Avas entered into by Canada in 1907 there Avere, he
l;d, most extravagant predictions as to. the growth of our
lin the Orient.    None of these had in fact been realized; the
le of trade had remained against us in the ratio of 3 to 1,
lir exports to Japan had not increased materially.    Mr. Burrell
Id out why no great gain in this quarter could reasonably be
led.   Against agricultural products Japan maintains a high
I slightly increased by the last revision.   The duty on Avheat
I. cents a bushel ancl on flour 82 cents per 132 lbs.   AA^e send
li ancl herring to Japan according to the trade returns, but
Industries in British Columbia waters are OAvned ancl con-
by the Japanese.   Mr. Burrell recalled the hope expressed
Wilfrid Laurier and others, that our manufacturers Avould
Ibig market in the flowery kingdom.   This hope, Mr. Burrell
Id out, Avas in the nature of things fantastic.   Hoav could
lian manufacturers compete in Japan with English competi-
Ihen they required in Canada the tariff Avail of 22 per cent.
It British imports.   There had been talk at one time of our
I fabrics finding a big market in Japan. Our exports of these
I'.ts to that country during the past year were valued at only
I while during the same period Japan exported cotton fabrics
value of $21,000,000. Not only was the Japanese market
lally closed to us but there was grave clanger that our home
Avould be swamped before long by imports from Japan,
living illustrated that nothing was to be gained in tbe Avay
le by drawing closer to the country of the Mikado, Mr.
touched upon the far more vital subject of Japanese immi-
It was the first duty of the Government to preserve a
(British Columbia.
r.  Goodeve, Kootenay,  followed in  the same  strain;   he
II that we could only retain our national self-respect by con-
|f our own immigration laAvs.   In this connection he quoted
the government a deliverance by Chief Justice Marshall,
|Hon. Mr. Pugsley had made use of a day or tAvo before. It
led in strong ancl eloquent language the doctrine of national
Ignty. The national government must have exclusive ancl
lie jurisdiction over everything affecting tbe territory or
lof the nation and it must tolerate no division of sovereignity
Imanner, shape or form.
Icording to the Monetary Times there is $140,000,000 of
money invested in Canada, outside of money from the
States ancl England.   The total is made up as folloAvs:
lutfacturing ancl industrial $ 8,500,000
ids ancl mines   8.750,000
Ins on mortgages, etc  30,000,000
listrial ancl railroad   22,250,000
ficipal ancl school bonds  1,250,000
$ 70,750,000
Government Street—Good corner, 90x120 $60,000
Yates Street—60x120, near Blanchard. For a feAV days we
offer this property at a less figure than anything else in
the block.
Yates Street—Corner, 60x120  $50,000
. Yates Street, betAveen Vancouver ancl Cook, 30x120 $9,000
(or offer).
Douglas Street—Corner, 150 feet frontage. This is one of
of the most prominent corners on this street. Suitable
for retail stores now.   Price $31,000
Johnson Street, near Blanchard, 60x120 $16,500
Pandora Avenue, near Blanchard, 60x120 $25,000
Phone 645
1212 Douglas Street
Blue Printing
Surveyors' Instruments and
Drawing  Office
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds oi Building Material,
North Government St., Victoria
AArestern mortgages $ 3,500,000
Purchase of Western lands  2,225,000
Britisb Columbia fruit lands  950,000
Canadian railroad securities   5,000,000
$ 11,675,000
Lands, miners ancl mortgages $ 8,000,000
AA^estern coal lands   5.000,000
British Columbia coal lands  3,500,000
Canadian railroad securities  9,000.000
Beet sugar industry :  1,225,000
Raihvay to tap coal lands  4,000,000
$ 30.725,000
Western lands and mortgages $ 3,000,000
Canadian railroad securities   8,000,000
$ 11,000,000
Doukhobors' land in B C $ 1,500,000
Thomas Hooper
Royal Bank Chambers,
Victoria, B. C.
522 Winch Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reserve existing upon Crown lands In
the Lillooet District and in the Kamloops Division of Yale District, notice
of which Avas published in the British
Columbia Gazette, dated May 5th, 1510,
Is cancelled in so far as the same relates to the lnnds tn Lillooet District
surveyed as Lots numbered 1,833,   1,832,
1,830,    1,820,   1,821,
1,819,    1,809,   1,806,
1,816,    1,813,   1,056,
1,638,    1,641,   1,053,
1,642,   1,791,   1,644,
1,648,    1,6411,   1,829,
1,824,   1.425A, 1.430A
1,622,    1,637,   1,630,
1.615,   und   1,016.
Deputy Minister of
Department of Lnnds,
orla, B.C., May 26th,
June 3
sept. 2 I I .1
II ll1
:    I*
I ■
One bank's investments $ 3,000,000
Foreign holdings of Canadian bank shares—
In chartered banks $ 1,439,650
Dresdner bank in Sovereign Bank  2,000,000
In Banque Internationale  7,500,000
$ 10,939,650
Grand total $139,589,650
The principal features of the 39th annual statement of the
Imperial Bank of Canada are the following:
The net profits for the twelve months, irrespective of the
premiums received on new capital stock, are $139,000 in excess of
the profits for the previous twelve months. The dividends paid
are $75,000 greater than in the previous year. The bank premises
account has been reduced about $72,000 and the balance carried
forAvard is $137,000 greater than in 1910.
Turning to the balance sheet Ave find that notes of the bank
in circulation are $650,000 more than in the previous year.
Deposits more than $4,000,000 in excess of the previous year. Total
assets are $63,710,000 as against $56,239,000 in 1910.
Returns just furnished by the Consolidated Mining & Smelting
company of Canada, from Trail, show that the April business at
the Trail smelter Avas up to the current average. During the
month 31,500 tons of ore and concentrates were received and 32,150
tons were smelted, these figures being slightly under those for
The value of the output for April, however, is the largest since
last November, standing at $374,000, of which 45 per cent, of the
values were gold. As it happens this is the lowest percentage in
gold since last October.
In comparison with the banner April of 1910 there is a large
falling off, in that month 40,672 tons of ore being received and
41,933 tons smelted, while the gross output for the month Avas
$478,000, of which 44 per cent, of the values were gold.
In ten months of the current company year, the smelter has
produced about $3,707,000 gross value of metals.
After a Continental tour of six months' duration, Mr. F. W.
Heubach, President of the AVinnipeg Industrial Bureau, has returned to Winnipeg. In the course of a.brief interview he said:
"Investors in Great Britain, Germany, France, and, in fact, throughout Europe, show similar sentiments so far as Canada is concerned. All these countries are looking for good Canadian
investments. City property, well situated, in any of the rapidly
growing towns throughout Western Canada is immensely popular,
although perhaps at present the most popular form of investment,
from a speculative standpoint, is farm lands. As far as immigration is concerned, there is only one thing that can be said, and
that is, that every steamship which can be pressed into the Atlantic
service has its capacity already overbooked far into the latter
part of the season Avith future citizens of Canada, and thousands
ancl thousands who are anxious to come out cannot get passages."
The British Board of Trade have appointed as Imperial trade
correspondents the following gentlemen in addition to six already
acting in the Dominion: Mr. J. W. Hugill, barrister, Calgary:
Mr. F. T. Fisher, secretary Board of Trade, Edmonton; Mr. P.
McAra, mayor, Regina; Mr. P. G. Shallcross, merchant, Vancouver,
and Mr. E. A. Saunders, secretary, Board of Trade, Halifax.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce will shortly open a branch
at Golden, B.C.
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643 FOBT ST.,      -    -      VICTOBIA, B.C.
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted at the extreme end of Peile
Point, north end of Prevost Island,
Cowichan District, thence east one mile,
thence south one mile, thence west one
mile, thence north one mile to point of
May 9th, 1911.
may 13 June 10
Submarine Area
NOTICE  is  thereby  given  that  It  ls
my intention to apply to the Hon. Minister of Lands at Vietoria for a licence
to prospect for coal and petroleum  on
and   under   the   area  bounded   and   described  as   follows:—Commencing  at  a
post planted at the extreme end of Peile
Point,  north   end    of    Prevost    Island,
| Cowichan District, thence east one mile,
thence north one mile, thence west one
mile,   thence   south   one   mile   to   point
of commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
may 13 june 10
Bevan, Gore & Eliot
Members Vancouver, Victoria and Spokane
Stock Exchanges
Quotations furnished on all Active Stocks
Phones 2470 and 2471
"Mount Edwards"
Coutts-way and Vancouver Street
favorite residential district within one minute of Fort Street
car and eight minutes' walk of Post Office and Theatre.
Heated throughout with Hot Water; Electric Light, Hot and Cold
Water and all Up-to-date Conveniences
Suites may now be rented at moderate rates.
Domestic help for all tenants can be obtained on the premises on
economic terms.
For full particulars apply
Phone 1139
Room 1, Royal Hotel Building,
Fort St.
City and Suburban Real Estate,
.Acreage at Sooke and Saanich,
at reasonable prices.
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that, it is my i
Intention to apply to the Hon. Minister i
of Lands  at  Victoria for  a  licence  to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under  the  area  bounded and  described
as    follows:—Commencing   at    a    post
planted    on     the    south-west    side  of
Diver's  Bay,  Prevost  Island,  Cowichan
' District,   near  where  the  line  between
section  10  and  18  intersects the  shore,
thenee east one mile, thence north  one
mile, thence west one mile, thence south
one mile to  point of commeneement.
May 9th, 1911.
may 13 june 10
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that It is my
Intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria, tor a licence to
■jrospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded anl described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted on the Avest side of Prevost
Island, Cowichan District, at or near
where the section line, between sections
19 and 20 intersects the shore, thence
west one mile, thence north one mile,
thence east one mile, thence south one
mile to point of commencement.
May llth, 1911.
may 13 june 10
A sentence of fire years in the provincial penitentiary Avas the
term imposed by Judge Mclnnes at Vancouver, B.C., on Charles
W. Jennings, formerly of Montreal and Spokane, charged with
fraud. The specific case was the promotion of the Hudson's Bay
Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Certificates were produced in
court showing issue of a total of $130,000, but Jennings on the
stand declared that he had only issued stock amounting to $75,000.
They were $100 a share. It had never entered into business.
Jennings, in a rambling defence, accused Crown witnesses of
perjury. The prisoner SAvore that Jennings was his right name,
and the court shoAved leniency because of his youth. He is not
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that It is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted near where the section line between sections 12 and 13 intersects the
shore, on Prevost Island, Cowichan District, thenee north one mile, thence west
one mile, thence south one mile, thence
east ono mile to point of commencement.
May llth, 1911.
may 13  June 10
Submarine Area
NOTICE Is hereby given that lt. is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria, for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted on the small island on the
south side of the entrance to Billy
Bay, on the west side of Prevost Island,
Cowichan District, thance south one
mile; thenee west one mile; thence
north one mile; thence east one mile
to point of commencement.
■  Mav 9th, 1911.
may 13 June 10
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that, it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a nost
planted on the west side of Prevost
Island, Cowichan District, at or near
where the section line between sections
19 and 20 Intersects the shore, thence
east one mile, thence north one mile,
thence west one mile, thence south one
mile to point of commencement.
May Oth, 1911.
June 10
Makes Stained Glass out of PI
Has removed to
Opposite  Alexandra  Club
Telephone 1148
Roy's Art Glass Works and St
848 Yates St., Victoria, B. C
Albert F. Ro*
Over    thirty   years' experience
Art Glass.
Sole manufacturer of Sti
Cored Lead for Churches, Scho
Public Buildings and priv
Dwellings. Plain and Fancy GI
Sashes Glazed by Contract.
Estimates   free.
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it
intention to apply to the Hon. M
of Lands at Victoria for a lice
prospect for coal and petroleum
under the area bounded and de
as follows:*—Commencing at
planted at the extreme end o
Point, at the north end of :
Island, Cowichan District, thenct
one mile, thence west one mile,
south one mile, thence east on
to point of commencement.
May llth, 1911.
may 13
may 13
Submarine Area
NOTICE is herehy given thnt It Is my
Intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at A'ictoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted at high water marie on the west
side of Prevost Island, Cowichan District, at or near where the section line
between sections 19 and 20 intersects
the shore; thence south one mile, thence
east one mile, thenee north one mile,
thence west one mile to point of commencement.
May Oth, 1911.
may 13 June 10
Submarine Area
NOTICE Is hereby given that it is my
Intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for eoal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as folloAvs:—Commencing at a post
planted on the small island at the mouth
of Billy Bay on the west side of Prevost Island, Cowichan district, thence
north one mile, thence west one mile,
thence south one mile, thence east one
mile to point of commencement.
May Oth, 1911.
may 13 junel*
District  of  Coast,  Range  III
TAKE    notice    that    Sarah    Beatrice
Sheppard   of  A'ictoria,   B.C.,   occupation
Widow, intends to apply for permission
to   purchase    the    following   described
lands;—Commencing  at  a post  planted
on  the  shore  of  Dean  Channel,   about
slxtv   (00)   chains   more   or   less   In   a
westerly direction  from  the Northwest
eorner of  Lot  12,  thence  north  twenty
(20)   chains;   thence  west   twenty   (20)
chains, thence snuth twenty (20) chains
more or less to the shore of Dean Channel,  thenee  easterly  following the  said
&hore*llne  to   the  point  of  commence-
lent, and  containing forty  (10)  acres,
more or less,
Dated 14th March, 1911.
Lewis Hind, Agent.
may 13 Julys
PUBLIC NOTICE Is hereby giv<
under the authority contained In
131 of the "Land Act," a regulatl
approved by the Lieutenant-Gove
Council flying the minimum sale
of first- and second-class lands
and $5 per acre respectively.
This regulation further provid
the prices fixed therein should a
all lands with respect to which
plications   to   purchase  were  gii
vourahle consideration after the
said regulation, namely April 3r
Further notice Is now given
virtue of a regulation approved
Lieutenant-Governor in Council
10th of May, 1911, that the re;
dated the 3rd April, 1911, be h
to apply to applications to purch
cant CroAvn lands which were i
by the Assistant Commission
Lands on or before the said Ap
1911, and with respect to which
quired deposit of fifty cents p
had been received by said
sloners on or before the said Al
Deputy Minister of
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 16th of May, 191
may 20
li r
The Father of the  House
Ir. Burt. M.P., the "father of the
use,'' is to havc the degree of
i'.L. conferred on him hy Durham
Iversity on June 27.
Death of an Ex-M. P.
[he sudden death lias been re-
[ted of Colonel Hoiiie-Drummond,
Blair Drummond, near Stirling,
Ji was Conservative M. P. for
hhshirc  from  1878-80.
! L.L.D. for Premiers
ti'mbridge University proposes in
'er honorary degrees upon th? fol-
'ng Premiers:—Sir Joseph Ward
w Zealand), General Botha
litli Africa), Sir Edward .Morris
\vfoundland), and the lion. An-
•*  Fisher (Australia).
leath of a First Lord Mayor
Anthony 'Marshall,    thc    lirst
1*1 Mayor of Manchester) who was
Iited by Queen Victoria when she
ed the Manchester Ship Canal in
died on Wednesday, May 17.
Earthquake in England
ioveral parts of thc Lake Dis-
m earthquake shock was fell
SO on Tuesday, May 16. The
was first reported from Bor-
ale, at the head of Dcrwcnt Wa**-
iii.fl it was severely felt at Pat-
lej at the head of Ullswatcr.
5,000  for University  College
.- committee of University Col-
London, reported last month thc
it of £51000 from Mr. Andrew
:gie towards the building and
merit of thc'Medical Science 111-
of the college, the physiology
11   of   which   was   opened   two
Tale of Two Black Swans
A pair of black swans arc now to
he seen proudly escorting a yellow
cygnet up and down thc river near
Kingston Bridge. The cygnet is
three weeks old.
This is the result of an experiment
tried last August, when two black
swans, brought over from New South
Wales, were removed from Goring
by Mr. R, II. Turk, King's waterman and Swanmaster to tin* Vintner's Company, fur the purpose of
seeing how they would agree witli
thc white swans at  Kingston.
Death of Sir E. Bradford
Wc regret in announce thc death
which look place suddenly last
month of Colonel Sir Edward Bradford, Commissioner of thc Metropolitan  Police from 1890 lo 1903.
Sir Edward, who was, seventy-five
years of age. appeared to, bc in his
usual health on Saturday morning,
and was riding in the park. He had
luncheon at his residence in South
Audlcy-street, and set out from home
a little while after. Hc had only
gone a short distance, however when
he staggered and fell to thc pavement
with a paralytic seizure. Hc was carried back to his house, where he died
half an hour later.
Coalfield Development
lortant developments arc in pro-
in thc Lancashire coalfield,
new shafts arc being sunk at
'tiibcrton Collieries. These will
tillable scams of a greatly re-
depth. What is known in the
>* world as the Mountain Mine
so be struck, and this scam of
though only slightly nver two
in    thickness,   is    of   excellent
ly Motor-car up Ben Nevis
r a journey lasting four days,
lenry Alexander, of Edinburgh,
Impleted an ascent of Ren Nevis
In dor-car. Bogs, boulders, and
obstructions were frequently
(tcred, while at 3,000 feet snow
J.-d progress extremely difficult,
mountain, which is 4,406 feet
Ivas  descended  successfully  on
lowing day.
White Star Profits
report   nf   thc    While    Star
|hip Line for 1910 shows a prolific year's working of £1.058,-
Iter deducting all charges there
I- a balance of £540.661, which,
lie amount of  £30,726 brought
I   from last year makes a total
credit   of  profit  and  loss  acid   £571,3S7.    During thc year
Ids    amounting    to     £225,0011
|aid to shareholders, leaving a
of   £346,387.
Inquest on Death of Sir William
The inquest into the sudden and
tragic end on May 29 of Sir William
S. Gilbert, the famous English dramatic author and librettist, was held
in Loudon on May 31. The coroner's jury returned a verdict that
death was due to syncope, brought
about by Sir William over-exerting
himself while attempting to rescue
one of the women in his bathing
party at Harrow, who had got beyond her depth.
Wireless by Photography
Experiments have been carried out
recently by the Marconi Company
over a distance of 2,200 miles in which
wireless messages have been recorded by photography on a travelling
band of sensitised paper.
The wireless signals arc made to
move an extremely fine "shutter,"
which allows a ray of light to fall
mi the photographic paper. When
developed a zig-zag image is seen
consisting of short and elongated V's
whicii correspond to the dots and
dashes respectively of the Morse
"Oedipus  Rex"
The famous Greek tragedy "Oedipus Rex," by Sophocles, whicii
throughout the past season has been
the one play to stir the imagination
of Germany and draw hundreds of
thousands of people to see it, is lo
be given in London this year in a
great temporary theatre, to be built
specially for its performance.
Finding that the Albert Hall could
not be obtained for a theatrical performance, Mr. Frederick Whclcn,
chairman of the Incorporated Stage
Society, states: "We eventually decided to build a wooden theatre, with
an auditorium (capable of seating
4,000 people) almost surrounding
both the arena and stage required for
the performance of the play. We
havc obtained a site in Kingsway,
we have our plans arranged, and we
havc a theatre designed with all the
safeguards and conveniences of a
modern playhouse."
I Vicar in  Shirt-sleeves
fifty men and boys of Rcp-
.-luding the pupils of Repton
and boy scouts, put in a hard
111 and evening's work on
5   in   St.    Wystan's    Church-
a valiant effort to improve
icarancc. Noticeable figures
c vicar and churchwardens in
•eves. They worked with
u-rgv, and a number ol ladies
plied themselves to the task,
nd progress was made with
lertaking.     It   is   intended   lo
number nf similar combined
in order to make thc grave-
tlie ancient church one of the
in the country. In early
epandunum, as Repton was
lied, was capital of  Mercia.
London's Buried Rivers
How many Londoners knew, asked
Mr. W. F. Wasted in a lecture at
lhe Royal Photographic Society's exhibition thc other night, that the Serpentine was only a part of one of
London's buried rivers? It was
simply a continuation uf the old West
Bourne, which still Unwed under
West-bourne-grove, and which, after
appearing as lhe Serpentine, dived
under Belgravia, came up again as
thc ornamental water in Buckingham
Palace Gardens, flowed under Buckingham Palace, became the lake in
St. James Park, and finally, found a
subterranean channel to lhe Thames.
Fall of a Great Elm
In thc recent south-westerly gale
which swept over many pans of England wilh almost unparalleled violence an alarming incident occurred
in the grounds of Hamilton Court
Palace. During the height of thc gale
a large elm tree, 7(1 feet high and
six feel in circumference, was uprooted, falling mi a parly nf Dutch
tourists, Iwn nf them being pinned
tn tiie ground and subsequently removed to hospital with, broken limbs.
A third member of the pan was injured less seriously, Park-keepers
rushed to the spot and extricated the
unfortunate couple. Thc lady's injuries were a fractured arm and leg
and scalp wounds, while her husband's right Kg was fractured in addition In his knee being dislocated.
They had marvellous escapes frnm
death, the trunk <n the tree missing
Iheni nnlv bv inchi s.
Victoria,  B.C., June 3,  1911.
Tn the   Editor  of Thc Week:
As you are not afraid to make suggestions to thc Postal Authorities
through the medium of your paper
I would ask yon to suggest that the
Lord's Day Alliance be entreated to
have box holders' mail delivered on
Monday mornings. Many people are
not able to call at the post office first
tiling on Monday morning, and of
course if they have boxes their mail
is not delivered, so that being a box
holder puts them in this respect to
great loss and inconvenience.
This surely is a reasonable request
to make and cannot offend anyone's
1 am. etc.,
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve of a parcel of land situated op
Graham Island, notice of which appeared in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 25th of February, 1909, being
dated 23rd February, 1909, is cancelled
to permit of the lands being acquired
by pre-emption only and for no other
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.C.,  April   oth,   1911.
July S
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing over vacant Crown lands
in Cariboo District, situated on the
South Fork of the Fraser River, notice
of which, bearing date of June 26th,
1907, was published in the British
Columbia Gazette dated August 29th,
1907, is cancelled in so far as the same
relates to lands surveyed as Lots numbered 3,040, 3.040A, 3,039, 3,049, 3,042,
3,051, 3,052, 3,043, 3,041, 3,045, 3,044,
3,077, 3,076, 3,082, 3,078, 3,079, 3,080,
3,081, 3.0S3, 3,088, 3,085, 3,086, 3.087A,
3,087, 3,091, 3,099, 3,100, 3.0S9, 3,108,
3,112, 3,129, 3,130, 3,132, 3,132, 3,133,
4,135, 3,134, 3,036, 3,037, 3,036, 3,038,
3,046, 3,047, 3.054A, 3,054, 3,057, 3,053,
3,084, 3,097, 3,105, 3,101, 3,095, 3,096,
3,098, 3,106, 3,102, 3,103, 3.090A, 3,09o,
3,111, 3,115, 3,124, 3,125, 3,126, 3.119A,
3,119, 3,116, 3,109, 3,110, 3,104, 3,107,
3.046A, 3,059, 3,048, 3,055, 3,056, 3,066,
3.065A, 3,063, 3,062, 3,061, 3,060, 3.05S,
3,065, 3,067, 3,064, 3,069, 3,070, 3,071,
3,073, 3.O0S, 3,072, 3,075, 3,074, 3,092,
3,094, 3,093, 3.093A, 3,113, 3,117, 3,120,
3,123, 3,127, 3,131, 3,128, 3,122, 3,121,
3,118,   and 3,114.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., May 26th, 1911.
June 3 sept. 2
District of Rupert, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Erlck Ulin, of
Victoria, B.C., manager of Taylor Mill,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted northeast corner of Section 13, Township 21,
Range 1, Rupert District; thence 80
chains west; thence 80 chains north;
thence 80 chains east; thence SO chains
south to the point of commencement,
and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated  March  14th,  1911.
apl 8 John Dalby, Agent.
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that Sarah Amelia Mil-
by, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Married
AA'oman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the south-east corner of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Euchiniko, on the shore
of Euchiniko Lake, and about 5% miles
easterly from the crossing of the Kluscus Lake Trail, on the Blackwater river;
ihence nortli 80 chains; thence east 80
chains: tiience south to shore of Lake;
thence west meandering Lake shore to
point of commencement, containing 560
acres,  more or less.
Dated  17th March, 1911.
Henry  A.  Porter,  Agent,
may 6 july 1
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that Thomas Morris, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Janitor, intends lo apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
shore of Euchiniko Lake, and about one
mile west from the south-west corner
of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Euchiniko, and
about four miles easterly from the
crossing of the Kluscus Lake Trail on
the Blackwater River; thence north 80
cliains; thence eust 80 chains; thence
south to Lake shore; thenee west meandering shore of Lake to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres,
more  or  less.
Dated   17th   March,   1911.
Henry A. Porter, Agent,
may 6 july 1
Thc Editor Thc Week:
Sir:—It must have been somewhat
of a shock to every right thinking
person to see in Wednesday's Colonist that 12 men could hc found in
Victoria to acl as a jury, and bc so
lacking in their sense of duty to their
country and their fellow citizens, and
to so abuse thc trust placed upon
them lo bring in a verdict of manslaughter in the Allen trial.
Thc judge was most explicit in his
definitions of homicide, manslaughter
and insanity, and according to the
evidence placed before the jury there
was only one verdict possible, and
thai was wilful murder; yet in spite
of this evidence these men shirked
their duty in a disgraceful manner
and brought in a verdict of manslaughter, as if il were a mere accident   thai   Capt.   Elliston   was killed.
This verdict will go down to history as a standing disgrace to the
Counry, and if an officer is to bc shot
down in cold blood because he did
his duty and his murderer is lo escape the extreme penalty of thc law.
then it will be lhe death blow lo military spirit and discipline in the Canadian army.
That such an occurrence as ihis
and thc subsequent shooting affair at
Macaulay Poinl shnuld bc passed by
without stringent measures being
taken by the authorities at Ottawa
is a public disgrace, such a state nf
things would lie impossible in the
Imperial army. If a crime like this
is going to bc treated so lightly by
a jury of weak-kneed Sentimental
creatures like the jury that sat on
this trial, then British justice in ihis
country must be a thing* of the past,
and wc are descending lo the level
of our neighbours across the border
in the administration of law and
Thc less said about the methods of
the defence lhe belter, bill il is a
novel idea to lum a British Court of
Justice into a temperance lecture hall.
Trusting you will find -pace in
your valuable columns fbr this letter.
I am,
Yours, etc.
Victoria,  B. C„  lune 7ih.  1911.
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that .1. A. Wright, of
Golden, occupation Farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at S. W. corner
of Lot 321; thence South 40 chains;
thence west 20 chains to South Bentick
Arm; thence in a north-easterly direction back to point of commencement.
Dated  May  4,   1911.
June 3 july 29
District  of Coast.
TAKE notice that Alfred Arthur
Codd of Victoria, B.C., occupation,
Musician, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the shore of Euchiniko Lake, and
about one mile west from the southwest corner of Indian Reserve, No. 4,
Euchiniko, and about four miles easterly from the crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trall on tlie Blackwater River;
thence north SO chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south to shore of Lake;
thence east meandering Lake shore to
point of commencement, containing 640
aeres. more or less.
Dated  17th  March,   1911.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 july 1
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that The Michigan Pacilic Lumber Company, Limited, of Victoria, B.C., having Its head offlce for
Britisli Columbia at 1114 Langley St.,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted midway on
the shore line between the S. E. and
S. W. corners of Lot 77, Renfrew District; thenee south SO chains; thence
west. 4*1 chains; thence north SO chains;
thenee east following the shore line
of lots 76 and 77 Renfrew District to
point of commencement containing 350
acres more or less.
Dated   26th   May,   1911.
By its agent,  H. A.  Hoard.
JuneS julv 29
District of Coast, Range I
TAKE notice that I, Harold AV. Wood,
of A'ancouver, occupation Merchant, intends  to apply  for  permission  to purchase  the  following  described   lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 40
chains   west of  S.  W.  corner of  T.   L,
30927, thence SO chains south; thence SO
chains east or to timber licence: thence
SO  chains   north;   thenee  west   to  commencement and    containing    600 acres,
more or less.
Dated  April  10,  11)11.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 july S
District of Coast, Range I
TAKE notice that I, James McKechnie,   of  A'ancouver,   occupation   Author,
intends to apply  for permission  to purchase the  following described  lands:—
Commencing at a pnst planted about on
ehains west  of the N.  AV.   corner of T.
L. 30927 on old survey lino; thenee south
SO  chnins;   ihence east   60  ehnlns  or  to
timber licences,  thenee north  SO chains,
thenee west to the commencement, containing 100 acres more or less.
Dated April 14, 11111.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 July S
District  of Coast.
TAKE notice that George Switzer, of
A'ictoria, B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to appiy for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
shore of Euchiniko Lake, and about
three miles west from the south-west
eorner of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Euchln-
iko, and about two miles easterly from
the crossing of the Kluscus Lake t. all.
on the Blackwater River; thence north
SO chains;, thence east SO chains; ihence
soutli to Lake shore; thenee west meandering shore of Lake to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 17th March. 1911.
Henry A.  Porti r,  Agent,
may 6 july 1
District  of Coast.
TAKE notice that Pauline Vashcrr'sse
of A'ictoria, B.C., ocupation Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lunds:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left hank of the Blackwater river about
live miles westerly from the south-west
corner of Indian Reserve No. 4, Euchiniko and at the crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail on the Blackwater rive. *
thenee north SO chains; thence west 8U
chains; thence south to bank of river;
thence east meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or  less.
Dated  17th March, 1911.
Henry A. Porter, Agent,
may 6 july 1
Districi of Coast, Rnnge II
TAKE notice that  I. Maud  E,  Shepherd  .of  North   Vancouver,   occupation
Married   Woman,   Intends   to   apply   for
permission   to   purchase   the   following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted ahout one mile S.  E,  of 109  on
hank  nf  river;  thence  north   SO  chains;
thence   west   SO   chains;   thence   soutli
■10 chains or to shore: thence meandering shore to commencement, containing
*!00 acres, more 111- less.
Dated April  13,  1911.
Morton S, Jones. Agent,
may 13 july S
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that Emma Marshall, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands. -•
Commencing at a post planted on the
left bank of the Blackwater River
about seven miles westerly from the
south-west eorner nf Indian Reserve,
No. 4, Euchiniko, and about two miles
wesl from lhe crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail, nn the Blackwater River;
thenee nortli SO ehains; tiience east 80
chains; thenee south to bank of river;
thenee west meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or  less.
Dnted 18th March,  1911.
Henry A.  Porter,  Agent,
mayll julyl
District of Const, Range II
Tnke notice thnt 1. Minnie AA'ood, of
North A'ancouver, occupation Married
AVoman, intends u> apply for permission In purchnse the following do-
serii.ed lands:—Commencing nt a post
planted abotll one mile north and one-
linll' mile east el' I,. *_!I5. being blazed
to shed nn river, thenee north 80 ehains:
tiience west 40 chains or to the river,
then south along river tn point west
"f Post: thenee enst tn commencement,
containing 800 acres, mnre or less.
Dated April 13.  1911.
.a 11.wit; worn 1.
Morton s. .Innes, Agent.
may 13 tulv 1
District of Cowichan.
TAKE notice that we, James Hunter,
Joseph Hunter, Thomas Hunter and
William Hunter, of Thetis Island, occupation Farmers, intend to apply for
permission to lease the following described land, viz.:—the following fore-
shore:—Commencing nt a post planted
on the shore line at high water mark
al a point on the northern boundary
of Lot 27, Thetis Island, about 25
chains south-easterly from the Northwest eorner of said lot; thence northerly in low water mark, a distance of
about one chain; thenee easterly, northerly and southerly following low wnter
mark about 80 chuins lo a projection
nf the north boundary of Lot 22, on
the said Islnnd; thence westerly ahout
one chnln to high water mar**1": tiience
northerly, southerly nnd westerly following high water murk about 90 chuins
to thc point nf commencement, containing 9 ncres, more or less.
Dated  April   24th,   1911.
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Dominion and Provincial News
Customs Office Wanted
Summerland is agitating for the es-1
tablishment of a local customs office.
Bank Building
A two-storey brick building, to cost
$20,000, is under erection in Chilliwack for the Bank of Montreal.
Chicago Takes Contract
The Nicola Valley Coal & Coke Co.
have awarded a contract for a neAV
SteAvart coal washing plant and mine
tipple, costing $40,000, to a Chicago
company. The work will start at
once on the Company's Merritt property.
Canada Fifth
A statement prepared by the Census and Statistic Branch of the Department of Agriculture at Ottawa
shows that among Avheat-producing
countries of the world Canada now
ranks fifth. In 1908 Canada ranked
tenth. Last year the Avheat production in Canada is given as 166,744,-
000 bushels, as compared with 112,-
434,000 bushels in 1908.
Will Improve Service
Mr. Welsford, managing director of
several large Liverpool shipping companies has acquired an interest in the
Union Steamship Co. of B. C. and
Avill at once arrange for a greatly
improved service and the construction
of several additional vessels.
To Conquer the Fraser
W. F. Richardson, C.E., has conducted a preliminary survey of the
Fraser river between Lillooet and
Soda Creek made by the public works
department with a view to ascertaining the feasibility of making this part
of the river fit for navigation.
An English Syndicate
The Canadian Locomotive Co., Ltd., I
of Kingston, Ont., has sold out to an 1
English syndicate composed of Lord
Glenconner, M. Pryor, J. L. Wood
and F. R. S. Balfour. The capital |
stock of the company will be increas-!
ed from $500,000 to $4,000,000.
Construction Progressing
Work on the C. N. R. construction
between Hope and Kamloops is going
steadily forward. It is expected that
the grading of the 60-mile stretch
will be completed in a couple of
months' time, after which the laying
of steel will commence. When the
grading is finished the roughest and
largest part of the work will be
First to Cross Glacier
H. von Graevenitz, accompanied
by his wife and Lieut. H. W. von
Tuempling, left Stewart on June 2nd
for a trip across the Bitter Creek
Glacier into the valley of the Naas.
The party Avas in charge of Thomas
Foran and Harry Lawrence, and Avas
provisioned for a trip of a week. Two
teams of fourteen dogs were taken.
Mrs. von Graevenitz is the first white
woman to attempt to cross the 20-mile
glacial stretch lying between the head
Avaters of Bitter Creek and placer
diggings of the Naas river tributaries.
District of Rupert, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that William Angus
Gleason, of Victoria, B.C., builder, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted southeast corner of Section 23, Township 21,
Range 1, Rupert District; thence 80
chains west; thence 80 chains north;
thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains
south to the point of commencement,
and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated March 14th,  1911.
apl 8 John Dalby, Agent.
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Malcolm Bruce
Jackson, of Victoria, occupation Barrister, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the south bank of the Salmon River,
about two miles west of the Salmon
House; thence south eighty chains;
thence west eighty chains; thence north
eighty chains, more or less, to the south
bank of the Salmon River; thence following the south bank of the Salmon
River in an easterly direction to point
of commencement and containing 640
acres more or less.
Dated February 15th, 1911.
Frank Hallett, Agent,
may 6 july 1
Extension Planned
The city of Kamloops has planned!
an extension to its AVaterworks and!
electric light systems at an estimated j
cost of $100,000. Mr. H. K. Dutcher,
of the firm of Dutcher, MaxAvell &
Gregory, has been engaged for the
Avork, Avhich will probably be undertaken this summer.
Will Select Stations
Hon. S. N. Parent, left Quebec June
1 on a tour of inspection of the transcontinental raihvay in the countries of
Dorchester, Bellechase and Mont-
magny, where he will select locations
for railway stations, sidings, etc., with
the assistance of his engineers and of
the federal and provincial members
representing the counties in question.
Fire Commission Needed
So impressed are the fire insurance
companies operating in Alberta with
the necessity of the appointment of a
provincial fire commissioner that they
have decided to devote one per cent,
of their total gross income in that
province to the payment of salary and
expenses of an official, if the government Avill appoint him.
To Construct a Jetty
A jetty is to be constructed at the
mouth of thc Fraser that will do away
with thc necessity of constant dredging by causing the Avater to carry
away sand and silt and automatically
deepen thc channel. Xew Westminster Avill soon have one of the best
fresh water harbours in North America.
Another Giant
An immense ten-storey building is
being constructed in Vancouver, at
the corner of Granville and Pender
streets, which will cost over half a
million dollars and, when completed,
will be one of the finest on the Pacific Coast. Eight stores will do business on the ground floor.
Duke's Canadian Farms
Contractors have arrived at Brooks,
Alberta, Canada, for the purpose of
constructing a residence for the Duke
of Sutherland on his ranch near that
The Duke of Sutherland has purchased- a large tract of land in Alberta, and has secured settlers from the
Highlands of Scotland to take up the
farms which form part of this territory. The tenants will have an opportunity of becoming owners of their
oavii farms.
An Ice Report
A report of the greatest interest to
shipping men has just been made to
the Canadian Government by Prof. H.
T. Barnes, of McGill University, avIio
was commissioned last Avinter to
make a thorough study of the ice
conditions in the St. Lawrence River
and the possibility of year-round
navigation to Montreal. The expert
declares that a moderate expenditure
of money for improving the channel
will make Avinter navigation a possibility.
The Yahk Lumber Co.
A new lumber enterprise has beei.
added to the many already operating
in and around Cranbrook. The Yahk
Lumber company is a local concern,
of which Alderman Simon Taylor is
President, Mr. M. G. Morton, Secretary. Other local men associated
therewith are V. Hyde Baker, J. R.
McNabb, James and Alex. Taylor.
The new company have secured limits
at Yahk, which will provide several
years' cut. The mill machinery has
been ordered, some of Avhich has already been shipped, and the mill
should be in operation by the middle
of July, with a cut of 35,000 feet per
Dredging to Begin
The long-delayed Avork of dredging
the North Arm of the Fraser River
is about to begin. The dredge King
Edward has been engaged on thc
sandheads at the mouth of the river
and at thc wharves of several canneries, and after being fitted with
a new pump she will be ready for
tlu- North Arm contract.
To Visit Hedley
Word reached Hedley recently that
a number of students and professors
of the Washington School of Mines
intended making Camp Hedley their
headquarters during the coming summer. It appears that they obtained
copies of Mr. Camsell's report, and in
studying it came to the conclusion
that they could not find a more interesting or profitable field to study,
from a geological standpoint. The
mode of occurrence of the ore bodies
in this camp make it a distinct type,
quite out of thc ordinary, and the
work done by Mr. Camsell and results set forth will bc a great aid to
them in prosecution of their field
Notice is hereby given that the reserve established over certain lands in
the Cariboo and Lillooet Districts, notice of which bearing date June 30th,
1908, was published in the British Columbia Gazette on July 2nd, 1908, is
cancelled in so far as the same relates
to the following surveyed lands in
Township 48 and 50, Lillooet District,
namely, Fractional Sections 2, 3, Section 4, Fractional Section 5, Fractional
E. _ of Section 6, Fractional Section 7,
Sections 8, 9, 10, Fractional Sections
11,  12,  13;   Sections  14,  15,  16,  17,  18,
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, Fractional W. _ of
Section 24, Fractional W. -Vfe of Section
25, Fractional Section 26, Sectiops 27,
28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, Fractional Section 35 and Fractional West _, of Section 36, all in Township 48; Fractional
Sections 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, Sections 13,
14, Fractional Sections 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20, 21, Sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,
29 and Fractional Sections 30, 31, 32, 33,
34, 35 and 36, all in Township 50, to
permit of the said lands being located
by pre-emption entry only.
Deputy  Minister  of   Lands.,
Lands   Department,   Victoria,    B.   C,
April  7th,  1911.
apl 15 july 15
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that Blanche Elizabeth
Neill, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted on the left bank of the Black-
water River, about four miles west
from the south-west corner of Indian
Reserve No. 4, Euchiniko, and about one
mile from the crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail on the Blackwater River;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
ehains; thence south to bank of river;
thence west meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 17th March,  1911.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that John Schoeder, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Carpenter, intends to apply for permission to purchase the folloAving described landa.—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left bank of the Black water river,
about nine miles westerly from the
south-west corner of Indian Reserve No.
4, Euchiniko, and about four miles
westerly from the crossing of the Kluscus Lake trail on the Blackwater river;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south to bank of river;
thence west meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 18th March, 1911.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
District  of Coast.
TAKE notice that James Darcy of
Victoria, B C, occupation Labourer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the folloAving described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left bank of the Blackwater River,
about nine miles westerly from the
south-west corner of Indian Reserve No.
4, Euchiniko, and about four miles
westerly from the crossing of the
Kluscus Lake trail on the Blackwater
river; thence north SO chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence south to bank
or river; thence east meandering river
to point of commencement containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated  18th March,  1911.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 july 1
District  of Coast.
TAKE notice that James Gibson Hay
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Blacksmith,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left bank of the Blackwater river, about
eleven mlles westerly from the southwest corner of the Indian Reserve No.
4, Euchiniko, and about six miles westerly from the crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail on the Blackwater River;
thence north SO chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south to bank of river;
thence Avest meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated  18th March,  1911.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may G July 1
District of Cassiar
TAKE notice that I, A. W. McVittie,
of Victoria, B.C., Surveyor, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on the following
described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted on the right bank of the
Skeena River about eight miles up
stream from the Indian Village of Kispiox, thence south SO chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence Uorth 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.
March  lst,  1911.
apl   29 Robt. MacDonald, Agent.
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that Esther Louise
Downs, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase thc following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the left bank of the Blackwater
River, about seven miles westerly from
the south-west eorner of Indian Reserve No. 4, Euchiniko, and about two
mileswesterly from the crossing of the
Kluscus Lake, trail on the Blackwater
river; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence south to bank of
river; thence east meandering river to
point of commencement, containing 640
acres, more or less.
Dated   ISth  March,   1911.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
District  of   Rupert, Vancouver   Islail
TAKE notice that Alexander Knlgll
of London, Eng., occupation Gentlemsl
intends to apply for permission to pvl
chase the following described lands:!
Commencing at a post planted on tl
shore of Quatsino Sound about 90 chaii
distant and in a south-westerly dlr.l
tion from the S. W. corner of Lot I
Township 27, Rupert District, thenl
north 40 chains; thence east 80 chaiil
thence south 40 chains; thence alol
the shore to the point of commenT
ment, and containing 350 acres, m<|
or less.
Dated 2nd May, 1911.
Per George G. Shone, Agentl
may 6 Jul!
District of Rupert, Vancouver Islal
TAKE notice that Gwendolen Bull
Colthurst, of Vancouver, B.C., occuT
tion Spinster, intends to apply for pi
mission to purchase the following I
scribed lands:—Commencing at a pi
planted on the shore of Quatsino Soil
at the south-east corner of Lot I
Township 27, Rupert District, thel
west 30 chains; thence north 10 chaii
thence west 10 chains; thence south!
chains; thence along shore to point!
commencement, and containing 60 ac|
more or less.
Dated 2nd May, 1911,
Gwendolen Buller Colthurst.
Per George G. Shone, Agenl
may 6 Jul
The qualifying examinations for
Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerks, and
Stenographers will be held at the following places, commencing on Monday
the 3rd July next:—Armstrong, Chilliwack, Cumberland, Golden, Grand Forks,
Kamloops, Kaslo, Kelowna, Ladysmith,
Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster,
North Vancouver, Peachland, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmon Arm, Summer-
land, Vancouver, Vernon,  and  Victoria.
Candidates must be British subjects
between the age of 21 and 30, if for
Third-class Clerks; and between 16 and
21, if for Junior Clerks or Stenographers.
Applications will not be accepted if
received later than the 15th June next.
Further information, together with
application forms, may be obtained
from  the  undersigned.
Registrar, Public Service.
Victoria, B.C., 27th April, 1911.
apl29 June 10
Notice is hereby given that the reserve existing by reason of the notice
published in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 27th December, 1907,
over lands situated on one of the
Islands in the Pearce Group of Islands,
Rupert District, formerly covered by
Timber Licence No. 27806, is cancelled
and that the said lands will be open
to location by pre-emption only, after
midnight on July 13th, 1911.
Deputy  Minister   of   Lands.,
Lands   Department,   Victoria,    B.   C„
April 10th, 1911.
apl 16 July 15
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that I, John S. Shepherd, of North Vancouver, occupation
Bookkeeper, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one mile north and one-
half mile east of L. 295, being blazed
to river at shed; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north SO chains to commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated April 13, 1911.
Morton S. Jones, Agent.
may 13 July 8
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that I, Ernest A. Paige,
of New Westminster, occupation Editor,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing  at  a  post  planted about
one mile north and one-half mile east
of L. 295 being blazed to shed on river;
thence north 80 chains;  thence east 80
chains; thence south  80 chains; thence
west  80  chains  to commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated April 13, 1911.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 July 8
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that Thomas Charles
Hubbard of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Clerk, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about 20 chains north from the left
bank of the Blackwater river, and about
eleven miles westerly from the southwest corner of Indian Reserve No. 4,
Euchiniko, and about six miles westerly
from the crossing of the Kluscus Lake
trall on the Blackwater river; thence
west SO chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence east about 80 chains to shore
of lake; thence north meandering lake
shore to point of commencement, containing nbout 6*10 acres, more or less.
Dated  18th  March.  1911.
Henrv  A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July ]
District of Coast
TAKE notice that Sydney Clarkson!
Victoria, B.C., occupation Clerk, Intel
to apply for permission to purchase r
following described lands:*—Commencl
at a post planted on the left bank|
the   Blackwater   river   and   about
miles east and 40 chains north of I
south-east corner of Indian Reserve, I
4,   Euchiniko;   thence  north   80  chai
thence west 80 chains; thence soutli
bank of river; thence east meandef
river to point of commencement,
taining 640 acres,  more  or  less.
Dated 17th March,  1911.
Henry A. Porter, Ageil
may 6 Jil
District of Coast.
TAKE  notice   that   George   Antl
Williams   of  Victoria,   B.C.,   occupsT
Waiter, intends to apply for permisi
to    purchase    the    following   descil
lands:—Commencing at a post plaj
on   the   left  bank   of   the   Blackv
River,   about   four   miles   east  anl
chains  north  from  the  south-east f
ner of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Euchii
thence north 80 chains; thence easl
chains; thence south to bank of r|
thence west meandering river to
of commencement, containing 640
more or less.
Dated 17th March, 1911.
Henry A.  Porter, Agef
may 6
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that Charles Hansd
Vietoria, B.C., occupation Labored
tends to apply for permission tol
chase the following described lanl
Commencing at a post planted of
left bank of the Blackwater River, 1
four miles east and 40 chains norl
the south-east corner of the Indiai
serve, No. 4, Euchiniko; thence noil
chains; thence'west 80 chains; tl
south about 80 chains to bank of I
east meandering river to point of|
mencement, containing 640 acres,
or less.
Dated  17th March,  1911.
Henry A.  Porter, Ag|
may 6
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that John Charles
of  Victoria,  B.C.,  occupation  Labi
intends to apply for permission toT
chase  the  following  described  lai
Commencing at a post planted aboij
miles east and 40 chains north
south-east corner of Indian Reservl
4, Euchiniko, on the shore of Eucl
Lake;  thence  north   80  chains;   fl
east 80 chains;  thence  south  tol
shore;   thence   west   meandering I
shore to  point of  commencement
taining 040  acres,  more  or less.
Dated  17th March, 1911.
Henry  A.  Porter, Aj
may 6
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that John Wood
toria, B.C., occupation Mechanic,
to apply for permission to purchl
following described lands:—Comnt
at a post planted about one mil
and 20 chains north of south-eal
ner of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Eul
and  on   the  shore  of  Euchinikol
thence north 80 chains; thence
chains; thence   south   to   Lake
thence west meandering Lake sil
point of commencement, containlf
acres,  more or less.
Dated  17th  March,  1911.
Henry A.  Porter, A|
may 6
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that Peter Flen
Victoria, B.C., occupation Carpenl
tends to apply for permission f
chase the following described ll
Commencing at a post planted I
left bank of the Blackwater I
about flve miles westerly frq^
south-west corner of Indian Ii
No. 4, Euchiniko, and at the crod
the Kluscus Lake Trail on thel
water River; thence north 80 I
thence east 80 chains; thence si
bank of river; thence west meaf
river to point of commencemerl
taining 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 17th March, 1911.
Henry A.  Porter,
may 6
District of Coast, Range I|
TAKE notice that I, Mary   ,
A*\incouver, occupation Married
Intends to apply for permission
chase the following described J
Commencing nt a post planted ab,
mile  north   and   one-half   mile
N.  W.   corner  of  L.   295,  being
west   to   shed   on   river;   thenc(j
SO chains; thence west 40 chair
river; thence meandering river *
west of post, thence east to cor.
ment. containing 300 acres more]
Dated April 13, 1911.
Morton  S. Jones,
may 13 THE WEEK, SATUKDAY, JIJXE 10, 1911
Editor The Week:
r:—Once more—not for the sec-
nor yet the tenth time-—a rcpre-
ative   Victoria   jury   has   trium-
itly and publicly placed on recks whole-souled and warm-heart-
ympathy with the baser and more
irdly forms of crime.   As a grati-
% result, the man Allen has es-
jd the gallows which he so richly
Its, and British justice has been
jght into contempt,
the presence of this scandalous
irriage of justice, it may be per-
advisable to briefly sum up the
points of the position in which
ives the respectable minority of
iria's citizens.
the first place, both public com-
and his counsel's line of argu-
ha\'e made it clear that, had
er Allen shot a common man,
>uld have hung at the end of his
:rial. But he shot his superior
-, ancl thus enlisted the hearty
rt of that large and growing
of the general public which
ed to any form of control or
nment whatevei.
being the case, and thc jury's
t a just reflection of public
lent in regard to the crime, a
ancl interesting iielcl of opera-
s at once opened for those who
to take advantage of the neAV
f treating murderers. For in-
if any employer finds it neces-
o rebuke his servant, that in-
victim of our modern social
has only got to go out and
i glass of beer, then come back
oot his employer full of holes
nally sit with folded hands
sympathetic lawyer persuades
pathetic jury that the poor
ot to brooding over his beer
employer's words until he
to   be   responsible   for   his
easy to see how this delight
ful doctrine may permeate all walks
of life. Thus the grocer may find it
necessary to speak sharply to his assistant, and that high-spirited youth
will promptly disembowel him with a
cheese-knife. The lawyer—Mr. Davie
please take notice—may be a little
harsh towards his clerk, who will in
consequence be justified in beating
his master's brains out with a heavy
bound copy of the Criminal Code.
The doctor—possibly even Dr. Ernest
Hall—may have occasion to express
his displeasure at some action of his
servant, whereupon that poor trampled wage-slave will seek relief for
his feelings by inserting an operating
knife in  the doctor's solar plexus.
And—glorious thought—each of
these persons can perform their little
stunt in safety, confident of the sympathy of the Victoria public and the
protection of a Victoria jury.
1 have sketched the logical deduction to be drawn from the Allen verdict in the above somewhat light
manner, Mr. Editor, for the simple
reason that vaudeville and extravaganza appear to be the only means
of getting at the limited intellects of
the sort of folk they raise in these
parts. The trifling fact that every
man on the jury was false to his solemn oath is of small importance in a
country whose deep religious sentiment makes open perjury a daily and
unpunished crime in our courts.
Sympathy with crime is too deeply
rooted in this country to be subdued
by either rebuke or argument. The
McKay verdict a couple of years ago
and a dozen other recent cases of the
sort have proved this repeatedly.
The one fact that the Allen verdict
establishes is that British justice in
this country is a thing of the past,
and that there is no legal protection
for a respectable citizen,, provided
that his opponent shall be of a class
which controls the criminal sympathies of our juries.
That I am not putting the case
too strongly is borne out by the fact
that neither from press or public has
there been any expression of sympathy for the murdered man or his
bereaved family. All the sympathy
has been for the murderer. "Give
Allen a fair chance," Avas the cry.
What chance did that coward give
his victim? Morally, Allen is guilty
of two murders, for he murdered the
dead man's sister as surely as he
murdered her brother.
Think of it. No sympathy for an
officer of the Canadian army cut off
in the prime of life without a chance
to defend himself. No sympathy for
the long months of grief and agony
endured by his bereaved sister till
death mercifully ended her sufferings.
No sympathy for the helpless little
children deprived of their natural
protectors and throAvn upon a world
of strangers.
No, not a bit of sympathy for them.
All the tender sentiment of the great
true heart of the People, of jury,
lawyer and public, went out to the
base and brutal cur who did not dare I
to stand up face to face with the man
he hated, but shot him from a safe
T hope you will carefully publish
the names of that jury, that they
may not be forgotten and that in
years to come people may point out
the members of their families as objects of contempt and disgrace because father or husband, brother or
son, were numbered among the foresworn criminals who saved Allen
from the dog's death he has earned.
Public scorn, if you can Avake it up,
may strike these disgraces to the
name of manhood, where moral sentiment is powerless.
In conclusion a few lines from a
modern writer, dealing with those
Irish juries who refused, as the Allen
jury did, to convict for cowardly
murder, are elcquent enough to fit
this case.    Here they are:—
"The charge is old? As old as
Cain, as fresh as yesterday;
"Old as the Ten Commandments.
Have you talked Those LaAvs away?
"If words are words, or Death is
Surveyors, Yachters,
Campers, Picnickers
Have only to tell us how many will be there and for how many weeks
and we know exactly what "grub" to provide for them. We are
thoroughly in the "know Iioav" as to utilizing space in packing and
keeping things free from dampness. We are crackerjacks in the art
of catering as many people in Victoria and vicinity can testify and
we provide opportunities that afford rattling good chances to buy in
every one of our departments. Call, 'phone or write and we'll do
the rest.
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
Grocery Store
Tels. 178, 179.
Butcher Shop
Tel. 2678
Liquor Store
Tel. 2677
Death, or powder sends the ball,
"You spoke the Avords which sped,
thc shot—the Curse be on you all."
"If black is black, or white is white,
in black and Avhite it's down,
"You're only traitors to thc King
and rebels to the Crown;
"If words are words, or print is
print, the learned Court perpends
"We are not ruled by murderers
but only—by their friends."
Apologising for the length of this
communication, which I trust you
will considered justified by the grav-
itv of the subject.
NOTICE Is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V
of the "Water Notice Act, 1909," to obtain a license in the Malahat Division
of Vietoria Water District.
(a) Tlie name and address and occupation of the applicant—Beaumont
Boggs, Real Estate Agent, Victoria, B.C.
(b) Tlie name of the stream—Arbutus
(c) The point of diversion Avill be
near the crossing of Vancouver Island
Trunk Road and stream from Arbutus
Canon about 10 mlles north of North
Boundary of Lot 110.
(d) The quantity of water applied
for is 10 cub. feet per second.
(e) The, character of the proposed
works—Industrial purposes.
(f) The premises on which the water
is to be used to be erected at or near
the mouth of Arbutus Creek on Saanich
Arm,  Lake  Number not  yet allotted.
(g) The purposes for which the water
is  to  be used,  Industrial purposes.
Ch) If for irrigation describe the land
Intended to be Irrigated, giving acreage.
(I) If the water Is to be used for
power or mining purposes, describe the
place where the water Is to be returned
to some natural channel, and the difference in altitude between point of
diversion and point of return.    None.
(j) Area of E. & N. Ry. Co.'s land
intended to be occupied by the proposed works; about tAventy acres.
(k) This notice was posted on the
Fifth day of June, 1911, and application will be made to the Commissioner
on the Tenth day of July, 1911.
(1) Give the names and addresses of
any rplarlan proprietors or licensees
who or whose lands are likely to be
affected by the proposed works, either
above or below the outlet. The E. &
N.  Ry. Co.
(Signature)        BEAUMONT BOGGS.
P. O. Address, 020 Fort Street, Victoria,  B.  C.
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especially in this hot weather, first of all get a good floor covering, something that will be cool, look well,
last well' and the price easy.   We have a splendid showing of floor coverings for the Summer in squares.
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rugs and matting, the very thing for the Summer cottage and at the very price you want to pay. Read
over the following prices and see if they don't suit your purse. When you see the goods you will certainly
say, Yes.   We have them in all colours and designs in a splendid variety.
Japanese Mattings from, per yard, 50c to .. ,25c
Japanese Rugs, size 3x6, at, each  50c
Japanese Rugs, size 6x9, at, each  $2.00
Japanese Rugs, size 9x9, at, each $3.00
Matting-covered Boxes, for shirt waists, etc:
Size 25^x1 iin. x Sin. Special  $1.50
Size 34x19^x6.   Special   $2.75
Size 28^x13x11.   Special  $2.50
Size 33x17x11.   Special  S3.50
Japanese Rugs, size 9x10, at, each $3.50
Hofi Matting, from, per yard  75c
Veranda, Canoe or Camp Cushions, covered with
matting.   Each  25c
To the Ladies we offer a very cordial welcome,
we have built ? Rest Room on our Second Floor
and   we   A>,*ant   you   to   make   every   use   of   it. 12
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Miss Nora Boyce from Nanaimo is
a guest in thc city.
Mrs. Rismuller has returned from
a brief visit to Vancouver.
Mrs. Walter Hills, Tacoma, is staying Avith friends in Victoria.
Miss Gladys Campbell, Vancouver,
was a recent visitor in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardy and family,
Esquimalt, are visiting in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. Thomas Hooper is a guest at
the Riverside Hotel, Cowichan Lake.
* *   *
Mrs. Wm. Bell, Oak Bay, has returned from visiting friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs.    James    Harvey    from    Pier
Island, has been spending a few days   smart travelling gOAvn  of navy blue
in tOAvn. i and carried a bouquet of carnations
* *   * I and  asparagus  fern.    Mr.  and   Mrs.
Miss   Ailene  McKay  is   the  guest   Macfarlane left the next day for Van-
of her sister, Mrs. Arthur  Spalding,' couver en route for the North, Avhere
of Victoria guests stayed at the Koksilah Hotel, including Mr. ancl Mrs.
J. M. Langley, Mr. ancl Mrs. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Shotbolt, Mr. Walter R. Shotbolt, Mr. Robert Gray,
Mr. Jack Gray, Mr. Jas. Gray, Mr.
L. Wilson. Amongst other guests
were noticed Mr. F. C. Wesley, Mr.
H. G. Foster Barham ancl Mr. ancl
Mrs. P. Richardson. During the brief
visit several goocl bags of trout Avere
#   *   *
"Phoenix," the charming residence
of Mr. and Mrs. P. de Noe Walker,
Dallas Road, Avas the scene of a very
pretty Avedding last Tuesday afternoon, when Miss Pearl Almira Burnett, daughter of Capt. Burnett, Denver, Col., was married to Mr. Joseph
William Macfarlane, C.E., Bella Coola. Rev. Dr. Campbell officiated at
the ceremony.    The    bride    Avore a
And so the shining moment sped, while
AnA I, forever to ourselves untrue,
With  empty babble of smal! words destroyed
The  one  brief  space  that  God   from
out the void
Had   Hung*  to   us   witli   high,   imperial
The fools who did not dare to under-1
South Pender Island.
*   *   *
Mr. Freeman, from Duncan, B. C,
they Avill make their home.
*   *   *
Dr.  NeAvcombe returned  on  Mon-
He will  be  at  the
Change   of   Programm
three times a week
Monday, Wednesday
and Friday
Motion Pictures
shoAvn for the first tim
in Victoria
We cater to Ladies ar
Avas a guest at the  Empress   Hotel, day evening from a trip up the Avest j
coast of Vancouver Island.
*   *   *
On Friday last Mrs. C. E. Pooley
j was the hostess of the Bridge Club
j at her beautiful residence "Fernhill."
The  prizes  for   the  afternoon   Avere
won    by    Mrs.    Piggott    ancl    Mrs.
Brett.    This  being the last meeting
of the  Club for the present season,
the prize for the largest score during
the season was awarded, the recipi-
i ent being Mrs. Spratt.    She Avas also
presented Avith  a  beautiful  purse in
recognition of her valuable  services
as secretary of the Club.
On Saturday last, the King's Birthday, a very enjoyable picnic was
given by some of the bachelors in
the launch "Imperieuse." The party
started from Oak Bay about eleven
o'clock ancl went to James Island
for lunch, returning in the evening
after tea. Among the invited guests
were Captain ancl Mrs. Basil Coombe
and Miss Coombe, Miss F. Drake,
Miss Nation, Miss Roland, the Misses
Cross, Miss Johnson, Miss Julies,
Miss NeAvcombe, Miss Tilton, and the
Messrs. Wilmot, Spalding, Barnes,
Mrs. Andrew Gray and Miss Bessie! Goss,  Julies,  T.   Cartwright,   Bridg-
during the week.
Mrs. McClintock and Miss McClin-
tock   from   Southern   California,  are
staying at thc "Angela."
* *   *
Mrs. P. A. E. Irving and Miss Irving have returned from a short visit
to Tacoma.
Mrs. W. C. Berkeley of this city
paid a flying visit to Tacoma during
the week.
* *   *
Mrs. H. B. Good has left town for
Salt Spring Island, Avhere she will reside with her son, Mr. Cecil Good.
* *   *
Mr. A. W. Harvey has left for the
North on a survey trip.   Mrs. Harvey
accompanied him as far as Vancouver.
'    *   *   *
Mrs. Corson ancl the Misses Corson are spending the summer months
at the  Shawnigan Lake  Hotel.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. Davis ancl family
from Nanaimo, B.C., have come to
this city to take up their residence.
theQ DA M T\ j wMefte
Sullivan and Considine
World's Peerless Aerialists
Have you seen the "Best" Automobiles?   McLaughlin-Bui<|
are the "Best," and being manufactured in
Canada you
The Duty.   McLaughlin-Buick's Cost you Less
And give you More Value than any other make.
Model "27" is here.      Yes!.. Fully equipped
Write, Phone, Wire, or best of all, come and see us.
We'll demonstrate the "Goods"
1410 BROAD ST.
Two Men Two Women
A    quartette  of   extraordinary    foot
_N"_^— --V II5_[|*. MANAGtK
Clever  Comic  Character  Singers
Gray have left for California, Avhere
they will spend a few Aveeks.
* *   *
Mrs. E. C. Foote and Miss Foote
left on Monday last for Comox, Avhere
they intend spending the summer
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pooley motored to Cowichan Lake last week
and Avere guests at thc Riverside
Hotel for a feAV days.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Blyth, from Southern
California, who are residing at the
"Angela," arc spending a few clays
at  Shawnigan  Lake.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford, from
Vancouver, passed through the city
during thc week en route to Cowichan
Lake, where they intend spending a
feAV Aveeks.
* *    *
A   quiet   wedding   was   celebrated
recently   in   thc   Wesley   Methodist I
Church,  Vancouver,   when   thc   Rev.
Mr. Staccy united in marriage Dr. P.
C. Thomas, Vancouver, eldest son of
C.   E.   Thomas,   Victoria,   and  Miss
Beryl Wallis,   Spokane,   Wash.   Thc
bridesmaid Avas Aliss  Ethel Thomas,
and the groomsman Mr. Cardcll.
During the last week-end a number
man, Bell and Newcombe.
* *    is
Mrs. H. M. Johnson, Vancouver,
was the week-end guest of Mrs. H. A.
Ross, Rockland Avenue.
* *   *
Mrs. Robert Musgrave has returned
from a visit to friends in Duncans.
* *   *
Mr. Finch Page has returned from
a visit to Golden.
* *    *
Mrs. Shirley Blakemore and children from Vancouver have been staying at thc Dallas Hotel.
Jackson's Honeymoon
The exuberant eccentric and the
advanced athlete.
The Lost Moment
A little space—a little,  golden  space
Plucked   from   the   heart   of   Time   1
saw thy face,
0   Friend,   whose   presence   made   the
whole world glad,
0  Friend,   whose  absence  makes  the
whole world sad!
And    now   through    voiceless   Night   I
call to thee—
No answer  comes—bast  thou  forgotten me?
Nay,   what   spell   have   I   that   should
make thee come,
Whose  lips  unto  the  very  end   were
AA'ho  reading in  thine eyes with vision
Tlie   word   thou   might'st   not   speak,
nor I to hear.
AA'ilh   nice discretion  weighed  each  answering glance,
l.est  tliat  the  soul   flash   through  by
any chance.
When one has all the many
little accessories at hand that
tend to make it so. Nothing is
more delightful for the bath
It has the odor of violets and
not only perfumes the skin, but
makes it white, soft ancl smooth
as silk. Per bottle only 25c, at
this  store.
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450.
David  Belasco   Sends  Victoria  Another Belasco Triumph
The Lily"
and the famous Belasco eompany
the Greatest Dramatic Organization in America
Prices—$2, $1.50, $1, $1.75, 5oc. Seats on sale Thursday, il
Fruit ancl
mental. Large stock of healthy plantsl
name. Now is the time to make se|
Get Catalogue or visit thc Nurseries.
Carey Road, Victoria, Branch at Kelowl
The Best of Alii
No one would willingly buy anl
ferent painting when for practical
same price a real masterpiece col
secured. Neither would anyone, ill
she knew it, buy a shoe of indil
style and lncipable of comfort whel
could just as well own aKAXAN-l
masterpiece. f
It li to you, who do not know I
are speaking. XAHAir Shoe* nee I
ply an Introduction—that's all I
styles, all shapes.
H. B. Hammond Shoe!
Broadwalk Scullers for Chlldt|
Sole Agents:
Hanan fe Son, Wichert fe Oa|
N.Y. j
Pemberton Building, 621 Fort Street THE AVEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1911
af ni
most popular hcav material is
jibtedly  the  latest make of the
Jible satin, black, blue, or broAvn
upper side and any vivid color
;  reverse.    This under side  is
Ick, rich satin, and can be used
(y Avell  on  either  side, and  its
lality   lies   in   the   fact   that   it
|iot in any way "reflect" on the
side,   like   the   tAvo-sided   ma-
we have hitherto known.   The
Is do not mix in any way.   The
black side remains coal black,
lhe   reverse   side   of   colour   is
f.he less vivid for the fact that
lack on the other side.   How
attained   is   a   secret  of  the
acturers.    It is very expensive.
be   had   in   light  makes   for
tunics and heavier makes for
cloaks and wraps.    A novel
Inade of it is  snuff colour on
le  side   and  a   silver  gray  on
|her,   trimmed   on   the   brown
collar and revers, straps, and
the line silk voile whicii has all the
suppleness of chiffon and has the advantage of being more durable.
The Avoman Avho is not observant
is not apt to see that there is more
change in the texture of the materials
than in the names and colors of them.
Suddenly there has come into fashion
a strong tendency toward roughening
the surfaces of everything. For a
half decade we have been wearing
satin-finished fabrics, which were invented by Liberty and his followers;
everything was mercerized that could
not be satinized. Materials could
be pulled through a bracelet without injuring the Avarp and Avoof.
Noav this fashion is going out, if it
has not already gone. The introduction of crinkly stuffs Avas the entering wedge which caused the upheaval.
Ratine was the fabric of the day for
coat suits in Paris last winter, although it did not become fashionable
here.    It probably will be next winter.
show the hair. The edge of tlie
under brim, which shows across the
entire front and at the sides, is finished with a plaiting of dull blue velvet ribbon. A very becoming touch
is given the hat by the dragging
down of the white lace trimming the
top of the hat with some of the roses
wreathing it onto the turned back
brim of the front. Little bonnet
shapes with high crowns are popular
.in the coarsest straws and very little
trimming is given them. One pf the
pretty finishes is a bunch of little
roses, often in faded colours, just
at one side of the front. Entire
toques of small flowers Avifh a single
chou of tulle or sprangly ribbon boAvs
make dainty hats for dress toilets.
Hydrangeas, violets, lilacs and all
sorts of flowers are introduced into
such models. Some of the new panamas for morning wear are of the
most practical description for summer. There are shapes as big in the
head as farmers' hats and brims as
wide as a sombero. Hats envelop
the head as much as ever, but they
do not eclipse the features as they
did at one time. An odd toque has a
tall crotvn made of lovely lilac
blooms standing high and the edge
of the brim around the hair is
Avreathed with lilac foliage. Between
the floAvers and leaves there is 'a
crushed band of shot purple and
Avhite satin ribbon witli a queerly
manipulated knot at one side. A Napoleonic    shape    of   green    tagal is
the gray, and on the rely side of brown straps, etc.
fiost useful  travelling cloak,
be  equally   well   worn   on
lide as on the other.    As it j
|one, with wide, full sleeves,
or  seams  are   visible,  and
is   impossible   to   avoid   a
th  as over  the  shoulder or |
hidden by  stitched straps'
buttons.    A    new,    rather,
tied  etamine  which  is   used
ely for the long, transparent |
the summer, is soutached
hy satin twisted over piping
lififon is largely replaced by
There is a certain simplicity in hat
trimmings this season which allows
the best lines of the head and it*;
covering to be brought out. Many
hats have no band whatever around
them between crown and brim and
everything depends upon the lines of
the model. Such hats are almost
universally becoming, especially with
tailored costumes. Quillings of velvet ribbon, mo-.**, rose buds, bunches
of faded posies, and quaint bonnet
outlines give picturesqueness to many
of the models. A hat of thc finest
tagal is very wide across the front
and has. the front brim tacked up to
turned high up at thc front and back
and has a shower of aigrettes towering over thc crown. For a young
girl's suit hat there is a round shape
with cone-shaped crown and brim
turned up all around which is generally becoming. One of the kind
was of natural straw with delft blue
straw facing and thc only trimming
was a handsome white feather at one
side. This hat turned up slightly at
the front and quite high at the back.
The gowns shown in the above
cuts are taken from designs now being displayed at Messrs. Finch &
Finch's Ladies' Outfitting Rooms on
Yates street.
Artists in Ladies' Attire
Individual studies for exclusive goAvns for all occasions.
Throughout the entire range of Dresses ancl Suits great care
has been exercised to have tbe correct materials ancl styles.
Garments of exquisite beauty, also of bewitching simplicity,
betokening the most ingenious ancl clever designing in sumptuous Models, Oriental Negligee Gowns, Garden Party Frocks,
Quaint Short and AA'aisted Coats, also many youthful creations—very pretty Marquisette, Net, Mousseline, Swiss Muslin
and Delaine Gowns, in dainty white ancl beautiful colours.
New deliveries are reaching us Aveekly from tbe famous
fashion centres and Ave invite your inspection of these charming creations.
OUR MILLINERY SECTION has the choicest stock of
Model and Domestic millinery it is possible to acquire.
THE GROUND FLOOR is replete with all tbat is
seasonable and new in Hosiery, Gloves, Lace Collars and
Jabots, Blouses, Children's Outfitting, also tempting Novelties.
Finch & Finch     7J7-7X9 Yates Street
<(For Tea You Can't Beat Lipton's"
Over 2 Million Packages Sold Weekly
Upholsterer, Cabinet Maker and French Polisher
'PHONE 2149 \ If
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77ie Enjoyment of a Spin in the Country
Depends Largely on the Car
that Carries You
Only the motorist knows to the full the glories of nature in the Spring time. But it's small joy the motorist can get out
of his touring—be nature ever so resplendent—if he is continually bothered with breakdowns or the expectation of them. That's
the thing to keep in mind when you come to purchase a car—better far to have no car at all than one that gives you trouble in
its operation.
Thanks to the progress made in the automobile industry, it is today only the poor man who finds ownership of a motor cdr
an impossibility.
But the man of moderate means should realize that to obtain a car of real reliability at the price he can afford to pay,
requires even more careful investigation than that needed in the selection of a high-priced car.
For the great trick in bringing down cost is to discard the non-essentials—and unless mature and shrewd judgment be used
by the maker, reliability is sure to be sacrificed.
Therein lies the secret of the instant popularity of our new 26-30 h.p. model
Model 27
Here is a car—as the motor experts have been quick to
realize—that (in every feature making for strength and
smooth running) suffers not a jot in comparison with the big
cars that sell for double its price. The features we have
eliminated in order to produce a car selling for $1,775 are>
every one of them, features a car can be without and still run
surely, swiftly and smoothly. To own such a car means that
every clay from now on until next winter, you'll be able to
"crank up" and take your family or friends for a "spin" in the
country, without any doubt about getting back in schedule
time; with the same feeling of security and comfort you
would have in your millionaire neighbour's big "six"; and
with that keen enjoyment of the beautiful panorama of
country-side that comes only to the motorist sure of his car.
The public have learned to expect substantial merit in
any car that bears the name "McLAUGHLIN." But even
that reputation had not quite prepared the motor enthusiasts
of Canada for the wonderful exhibition of power, speed and
durability that we are putting out in this Model 27 at $1,775.
It has, in fact, created something of a stir in the motor world.
It will stir you to enthusiasm, too, if you'll permit us to
"show" you the car either by explanation or by demonstration.
If you're in the market for a moderate priced automobile, this
is one car that you really ought to include in those meriting
serious investigation.
Why not call today at the local garage and verify our
ihe Mclaughlin motor gar co., Limited, oshawa, Canada
Western Motor & Supply Co. Ltd.
TORONTO—128 Church Street. HAMILTON—George and Bay Streets. LONDON
—Richmond and Bathurst Streets. PETERBORO', Ont. BELLEVILLE, Ont.
MONTREAL—Notre Dame Street ancl Comet Motor Co. SHERBROOKE, Que.—
Le Baron & Son. ST. JOHN, N.B.—Union Street. AMHERST, N.S.—Atlantic Auto
Co.   HALIFAX, N.S.-Nova Motor Co.


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