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A British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria,  B. 6.
g   HALL & WALKER   |
1232.Government St. Telephone 83
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)L. VI.    No   3
Oms Douuut Pwi Annum
For the fourth year in suc-
fter the cession the slate supported
Ittle. by The Week in the Vic
toria municipal election has
endorsed by the city,   This applies
] Mayor, Aldermen and School Trustees,
lithout seeking to take any undue credit
Ir the result The Week is gratified to
|id that on each occasion it has lined up
: accordance with public sentiment.   The
'ctory of Mayor Hall is a matter of con-
latulation, both to himself and the city.
Ihilst his first term has been in no sense
|illiant, it was practical and useful, and
appeal of Mr. Morley that, the Mayor
|ould be refused a second term because
i had been more ornamental than useful,
■Is been emphatically vetoed by the elects.   The Mayor frankly admitted that
had made mistakes, that he was preyed to profit by his experience, and that
.could render better service the second
fear than the first.   On the other hand,
tr. Morley never inade any mistakes; he
pver showed any disposition to profit by
i experience, and he could only promise
re-elected a repetition of his former
Irvice upon which the electors had already
jronounced an adverse verdict.    There.
je features of the Aldermanic cbn^st
Kijch must be considered in connection
Ifth the defeat of Mr. Morley, the most
piking of these is the dismissal of ex-
lldermeft Crteagon and Meston.' It isim-
Tjssible tqi do other than couple them with
Morley_as the trig who sought to iin-,.
i^mi; the. eity their own narrow
leas of social ethics, and who have had to '
Vy th§ penalty.   Whatever may bp said
' Mr. Morley, no one has ever questioned
te sincerity of Mr. Gleason and Mr. Mes-
pn.   Their fault is that they are lacking
ihat spirit of toleration for others'
lews which should characterize all leaders
'the reform movement.   It is the intem-
jerance of advocates which is more fatal to
peir cause than the most strenuous out-
3 opposition, and Victoria at any rate,
ma<ie it clear that it has no love for
fkarisaism, and that the man who' thanks
Dd that to is not as other men, or even as
lis publican," may find a place on the
keif of a freak museum, but never retain
ie confidence of common sense business
hen.   It would be a great mistake to con-
true the- verdict of the electors as in the
lightest degree intended to impose a check
genuine reform.   There is on every
land a desire to have decent municipal
[overnment, and to keep the city Orderly
Ind respectable.   Mr. Morley's slanderous
Itatements in this connection lost him
iany votes, and there is no reason whatever to doubt that the ex-Mayor could have
pronounced no severer condemnation upon
limself. than when he declared from the
platform that he had for a whole year
een accumulating and suppressing infor-
aation which showed that certain classes
[rere habitually violating the law.   Mayor
lall has a good council, remarkable for
lie infusion of new blood, and for the
lecognition of the "stranger within our
lates."   Mr. Bishop passes from honor-
Ible service as a school trustee to the alder-
aanic board, where he is sure to make his
aark.    Ex-Alderman Alex. Stewart reams to the council and will be heartily
Ipelcomed on all sides; he is a strong representative.   Mr. John A. Turner heads,
be poll in Ward 5 with the largest vote
lecorded fo*r any candidate.    This is a
Jribute'to Mr. Turner's well known business capacity; to his energy,' and to a de- -
inite programme.   In Ward 4, Mr. P. A.
taymond heads the poll for the first time
If asking, aid was one of the most popu-
ar candidatesS before the electors.    In:
Ward 1, it goes without saying that Alderman Mable was returned at the head of
the list.   He is a man in whom citizens
of all classes and parties have absolute
confidence, and for whom the highest honors are waiting whenever he is disposed to
accept them.   Of the School Trustees, it is
only necessary to say that the electors gladly returned Mr. Jay at the head of the
poll, and there was general rejoicing at his
decision to offer himself again for the position which he has filled with so much
credit to himself and advantage to the
cause of education.   Mr. Staneland, during his first .year of office has shown himself an industrious and painstaking Trustee, and was naturally returned.   The new
Trustee, MrV Loonard Tait, is eminently
qualified for the position, having been a
teacher in the" city for many years, and
being in addition, an all-round business
man.   Aftejr.carefully scanning the names
of the. successful candidates, it must be
admitted that they give fair promise of
managing the city's.affairs in various departments   with   success.     Undoubtedly *.
there will be a more energetic council than
heretofore, and its first" business will be to
reorganize the municipal work and inaugurate a system commensurate with the requirements of a city, which has trebled in
population since the present system" was
devised.   If the carrying out of this project iftyqlyes the removal ;of one Or two
incompetents ••they, should be retired without hesitation in the public interest.
"rodent skinning," otherwise ratting. The
Week ventures to ask the Colonist a few
questions; first, since when has it been
improper for tne members of a private society to decide among themselves how they
will vote in an election and to take the
necessary steps to acquaint all their members with the decision? Second, since
when has it been proper for an editor,
either himself to purloin a private circular, to procure its purloining, or to avail
himself of the information procured either
by such purloining or the betrayal of an
obligation? and finally, since when has the
editor of the Colonist, ceased to read that
portion of his Bible in which +He following
well known verse is to be found: "First
cast out the beam out of thine own eye."
On reflection it would appear that since
the electors returned the whole slate mentioned in the circular, of which the Colonist complains, with the exception of two
seats only, the persons responsible for its
publication have every reason to felicitate
themselves upon their selection, and if, as
the Colnist suggests, it was the production
of "a prentice hand," he is a much more
promising pupil than the "prentice hand"
which has attained such amusing notoriety
in connection with the musical and dramatic criticism of the Colonist. "Hinc, illae
lachrymae." ■ •
would be enquired into. The press reports
of the proceedings of the Board of Trustees fail to show that any report has been
made, which is also worthy of the prompt
attention of the new board. It is hardly
necessary to say that The Week has no
object in again calling attention to these
matters, but to protect the children. It
does so, not on its own initiative, but at
the request of the aggrieved parties, who
naturally hesitate to make personal complaint to the Trustees and so expose themselves to public observation.
Tb$ editor of the Colonist/
is   always   amusing,   and.
sometimes ridiculous,    In.
.... ;the former rple his habitual
garb is a Roman Toga, disporting which
he strikes an attitude as of "Ajax defying
the lightning," and assumes an air of Omniscience.   In the latter role he discards'
the Rbm_m Toga for the lion's aekin, and
then he speaks, but he is still1—the editor
of the Colonist.   His latefet performance
' is chronicled in an editorial which appeared yesterday under the caption "An Unwise Procedure."   In this article he undertakes to wield the big stick over the
members and officials of a private society
because, as he alleges, a circular was issued and distributed to its members sug-"
gestiqg how they should vote at the recent
municipal election.   The amazing part of
the performance is that in the course of
his article the editor states, "We have no
right of course to dictate to any body of
men how they shall act in municipal politics or otherwise," and then proceeds to do
the very thing which he decries.    With
the private aspects of the matter The
Week has nothing to do, but the incident
is not without interest as pointing a moral.
The Week has always maintained that the
Conservatism of the Colonist, under a Grit
editor, was only skin deep and has more
than once cited proof;  but never was it
so manifest as in this latest exploit. When
one finds the Victoria Times quoting the
Colonist with glee and endorsing its.criticisms on a political question,. sane men
will only draw one conclusion.   The des-.:
pised rodent skinned the Hon. Mr. Templeman less than three months ago, which
easily explains the screed in the Times.
But what about the editorial of the Colonist, which furnished the text?   Heretofore the success of any Conservative organization in Victoria could be guaged-by
the venom of the Times; now it appears
that to this test must be added the spleen
of the-Colonist,   According to their own
delicate phrasing, the editors of the Colonist and Times-both fotind a congenial
occupation, usually relegated to menials—
The Week respectfully directs the- attention of:-the:
new Board of School Tjub-j
tees to one sd $^*mattors'•
■>which they may f afrly "take up a$: eiitilf as
..possible,   A mon^h' ago a comp^nt' Was
made in..these.eolumns, at the request of
several parents whose children Attend the
Centra} School, that their ; health had
brokfen down in-1 consequence .iff excessive
night work on home lessons.   The names .
pf the parents were given to Superintendent Paul and every detail of the com- ■
plaints as handed to The Week were made
known to him; he promised to investigate.
At the next meeting Of the Board of Trustees a Trustee drew attention to the article in The Week, and according to the
press report of that meeting in both the
Colonist and Times, the Superintendent
stated to.the Board that he would investigate and report.   Up to date, no report
has been forthcoming, and from a conversation with the Superintendent this week,
it is obvious that nothing has been done.
It is not the intention of The Week that
the matter shall be allowed to drop.   The
Superintendent was courteously supplied
with all the information, and if he felt
under no obligation to communicate with
The Week after his enquiry he was at
Least under an obligation to report to the
Trustees.   The excuse of bad weather, and
thp closing of the schools has no bearing
upon events which occurred several months
ago, and which have been continuous for
many months.   The longer the delay the
less easy will it be to glean all the necessary facts, and as the matter is serious,
and the charge specific, The Week most respectfully asks the Trustees to see that the
Superintendent does his duty.   The other
matter referred to is the ventilation of
the Public Schools.    The Week made a
specific complaint on this head, based on
information supplied by a public officer.
The complaint was to the effect that in few
of the shcools is there any systematic ventilation, and that the windows and doors
are kept closed tight until the clags rooms
are not merely unhealthy but positively
dangerous.   The Week was informed by
Superintendent Paul that this matter lay
within the province of the medical officer
of the board, Dr. Wasson, and that it
During the present week
Line of Least the first cargo of grain ever
Resistance.       shipped to England by a
Western route, has left Alberta for Vancouver.   At the same time a
schedule of rates has been published showing that grain can be transported by the *
new route, most of the year, at approximately five to six cents less than by any
Eastern route. Needless to say this achievement is significant, and opens up the suggestion of great possibilities.   Tfie mileage as between Southern and Western A1-,
berta to the Pacific and to the Atlantic registers an average of nearly, two thousand
mileis in favor of the former.   Its handicap has hitherto been steep grades, and a
consequent "high cost of hauling through
the'Rockies. v .This drawback is rapidly
disappe'arlin^bunder the improvement of.
the grades.,. of Ithe 0. £. K.,' and' the im-,
pending construction of tbe,G. T. ?•» *-&
the C,.N.,iB., at still easier grades.   With
the TehMntepec route now available under British.direction a strong bid will be
made for the grain traffic.   The only factor which" under any circumstances could
seriously interfere with an enormous grain
business by the Pacific route would be the
opening up of the Hudson's Bay roufej and
in less than ten years from duce the real
fight for the traffic Will not be between
Vancouver and Montreal, but between
Vancouver,   Prince   Rupert   and   Fort
The Fruit
Fruit growing is not a very
seasonable topic for discussion in mid-winter, but in
view of an article which recently appeared in the Saturday Evening
Post, and which has been commented on
by the Colonist it may be well to point out
that now is the time to consider the subject of organized effort for disposing of
the fruit crop. The Week has repeatedly
called attention to the heavy loss sustained
by fruit growers who are unable to market
their produce. Tlie only districts in British Columbia which have made a financial
success of the new industry are those which
have established local agencies on the lines
of the Okanagan, the Chilliwack, and the
Kootenay Fruit Growers' Association. On
Vancouver Island the Fruit Growers are
at present entirely in the hands of the
wholesalers, who take what they like and
leave the rest to rot. The Saturday
Evening Post quotes statistics of the fruit
trade in the United States which are very
startling, and which suggest that British
Columbia cannot too soon wake up to a
consideration of every phase of Fruit
growing and marketing. The figures referred to show that wheras in 1896 the
total apple crop of the country was sixty-
seven million barrels, in 1908 it was only
twenty-five millions. What is the explanation? Partially at any rate that the
apple growers have found other crops
more profitable. Music and the Stage
"The Strollers."
On   Monday   evening   last,   Teddy
Webb was featured at the  Victoria
Theatre in a musical comedy entitled
"The..Str6llers."   As a composition it
will riot achieve immortal fame.   As a
vehicle for enabling Teddy Webb to
disport his humorous faculties it must
be labelled "admirable."   If there is a
more amusing comedian I should like
to make his acquaintance.    Webb is
a thorough cockney, down to the accent,  and  reminds    me    forcibly  of
Harry Paulton. Perhaps this accounts
for his failure to make good in Eastern cities with "The Alaskan." In Victoria he will always please  because
the people  seem  to understand and
appreciate  his  subtle  humor.    As  a
mimic he is superlative, as a compiler
of  wonderfully  worded  high   falutin
sentences he has few equals.   Some of
his "bon mots" are worth preserving,
and his necdotes are not old chestnuts
and are really funny.    The company
was so-so, neither very good nor very
bad.    The little girl who was taken
from the ranks of the chorus for the
first time to sing did well, and received a double encore.    Altogether
the show   afforded   splendid amusement, and was an unqualified success.
"The   Alaskan,"   one   of   the   best
comic operas of recent years, and one
that created any amount of interest
among the music-loving theatre-goers
last season, is to be at the Victoria
Theatre on Monday, January 18, when
John Cort sends his splendid company of principals,  show  girls  and
chorus to  this city.    As those who
have heard it know, "The Alaskan" is
infinitely beyond the average musical
comedy, fon it is in reality, a comic
opera, with music full of expression which she has endeared herself to so   her being decorated by Prince Regent
and natural to the atmosphere of the  many thousands.   That Mr. Charlton   Luitpold with  King Ludwig's Order
play, while the story is one that is   has been able to secure her again for  for Art and Science—a rare distinc-
consistent and weli drawn with oppor-   such periods as her operatic engage-   tion.
tunities for many novel and interest-   meiit's  permit is ground for  general
ing stage pictures and dramatic con-   satisfaction.
ceits. Mme. Gadski's career has been in
Mr. Cort has made a few changes in many respects spectacular; for though
the cast this season and while'Edward tlie laurels that she has won have been
Martindel, the "Totem Pole Pete" of the rewards of unceasing labor and music lovers, and her success as "Is*
last year, will again be seen in the fortitude, the very' character of the olde" was as marked as her previous
role in which he so notably scored, roles that she has from the outset Wagnerian portrayals. In roles iii
and Wm. Fables will once more sport been called upon to fill has riiade her which she is now .cast with the Con-
and delight as the intelligent Bear,   public life of more than ordiriary in-   reid forces, she has no living equal.
There will, be heard, in the other . terest. She was born in Stettin, Ger- To dwell, at length on Mme. Gad-
principal roles as new members— many, and there, when ten years of ski's gifts, in beauty of voice, charm
Lora Leib, a prima donna of fine cap- age, began the study of music under. of manner and dramatic power she
abilities, Forrest Huff, a popular and Mme. Schroeder-Chapulka, one of, the stands for a11 that is highest. Small
artistic baritone, Fritzie Von Busing, most famous teachers of the day.. Her wonder that her place in concert as in
who will sing the contralto role, Ida  professional  debut was  made when opera, is altogether unique.
Fitzhugh, who will play the part of  she was but seventeen, her initial ap-	
"The Wardrobe Woman," Dick Fitz- pearance being in the title role of
gerald, one of the comedians before Lortzing's opera "Undine," at Kroll's
the public and J. Hunter Wilson, who Theatre, Berlin. So pronounced was
portrays "Meadowbrook Blazes." her success that she'was promptly re-
There will be special orchestra car- engaged by Director Engel for the
ried with the company. next three seasons, during which she
Mme. Johanna Gadski. sa"g leading parts in  the  standard
To hear Mme. Johanna Gadski is operas, appearing, with such artists as
more than a passing pleasure; it is an Mme. Sembrich and Mme. Lilli Leh-
education and a privilege to be en- mann.
joyed quite as much in retrospect as In 1894, following an extended con-
in actual experience. For the voice cert tour through Germany and Hol-
and art of this famous singer can land, she appeared at the Royal Opera
never be'forgotten, while her gracious House, Berlin, and here was heard by
presence is of a character that remains Mr. Walter Damrosch, who imme-
indclibly impressed upon the memory, diately made her an offer to appear in
By universal consent, first place opera under his direction in the Unit-
among the great prima donnas of the ed States,
present day is accorded to Mme. Gad
ski; for while to a few others—and a debut, Mme. Gadski's fame was as-
very few—triumphs such as she has  sured.   It was in March, 1895, that she
Mme. Johanna Gadski, Prima Donna Soprano.
Following her three years devoted
exclusively to concert and recital,
Mme. Gadski's return to the Metropolitan Opera House last winter was
welcomed with delight by New York
The melancholy days draw near
When winds that bleakly blow
Bring sadly to the listening ear
The words, "I told you sol"
—Washington Star.
Woman's Privilege.
He—When we are married we must
both think alike.
She—Yes, but I'll think first-
English Society.
Trials on the Road.
Mrs. Farmer—Say,   mister,
you never do no work?
Dewey  Eve—Well, if youse  knew
From the moment of her American how hard u w(JZ for a college.bre(J
man  to  answer  questions  asked  by
ungrammatical females yer wouldn'l
scored have   come,    there   is none made  her   first appearance,   singing ask dat Chicago News.
among them who is still in possession  Elsa in "Lohengrin," and her triumph 	
of the youth and freshness which lend  was little short of sensational.    For
to Gadski's marvellous powers their two seasons she remained a member Auto Language.
unequalled charm.   Whether in opera  of the Damrosch-EUis company, con-      "Daughter,   who   was   that   young
in the interpretation   of   the   great stantly increasing her repertoire and nuisance honking in front of the house
Wagnerian  roles  that  have  brought  steadily gaining in public favor.   Her  last night?"
her fame, or in recital in the rendition essay of the great Wagnerian parts     "It was' Montmorency, father.   Six-
bf songs and Lieder that have made  was the step that placed her promptly  teen honks means  'I  love  you.' "-
her programmes models of their kind,  on the limited roll of the elect, and  Kansas City Journal.
Mme. Gadski's place is foremost—the her subsequent successes as an inter- 	
queen  of  lyric ^and  dramatic  song,  preter of Wagner's wonderful hero-      Knkker_B   an  ,ectures  after  h(,
Now that she has again taken her ines made her position doubly secure.  .
place as Wagnerian star of Mr. Hein-     In 1898 Mme. Gadski   became   a   0Bocker_Whereas        wife lecture8
rich Conreid's splendid forces at the member of the Grau Opera company,    ,.     . , XT      ,.   ,   „
' ,. _? TI XT ■■. t,,   r.     1      l- l      a«er I lose.—New York Sun.
Metropolitan   Opera    House,    New accepting on Mr. Grau s retirement, a
York, the time that she is able to de- flattering offer   from    Mr. Heinrich
vote to concertizing under Mr. Lou- Conreid.     Engagements   at   Covent Had Her Doubt.
don Charlton's direction, is considera- Garden, London, and at Bayreuth, al- Hairdresser   (while  giving lady a
bly more limited than heretofore; but ternated with her engagements at the vigorous   shampoo)—Will  you  have
her unprecedented record   of   three Metropolitan Opera House, her Eva anything on your head when I have
successive seasons   of   recital work in   "Die    Meistersinger,"   and   her finished, madam?
have    proved    that    concert    goers Brunnhildes bringing her special com- Madam—I'm sure I don't know.   I
throughout the country would be most mendation. In Munich her appearance was in hopes you would leave enough
loth to have her abandon the field in in three "Ring" performances led to hair to pin my hat to.—Judge.
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Phoae 346 THE .WEEK' SATURDAY JANUARY 16, 1909
The Store That Serves You Best
Good Things to Eat
This Cold Weather
> *......
Eminent physicians say that every person should eat plenty
of Honey and sweet things during the cold weather.   Nothing
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WILD ROSE HONEY, per tin, $1.50 and :.-...-.-.;.....'.... .75c
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PURE' MAPLE SUGAR, per pound   ;.. 25c
MAPLENE, per box  50c.
Tels. 52, 1052 and 1590.   Up-to-date Grocers.   1317 Government St.
The Silver Spring
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Under New Management
Brewers of High Grade English Ale
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Tate's Celebrated Ale.
The Silver Spring Brewery, Limited, has purchased the old
establisshed business of the Messrs. Fairall and is now prepared
to do a large domestic and export trade. THE HIGHEST
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You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
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THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
We' give 5 per cent off for spot cash with the order.   Let us
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Simplest and best on the market; costs less to operate and maintain than any
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power circuit;
easy to attach, np
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Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
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If it's for the Office—ask us.
The Week accepts no responslbilit)
[or the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be Inserted
whether signed by the real name ol
me writer or a nom de plume,' but the
welter's name and address must be
given to the editor as an evidence o_
bona fides. In no case will lt be
divulged without consent.
Sir,—During more than SO years residence in Victoria, I have been wont
at times to express the opinion that
the climate of Vancouver Island is not
unlike that of England, but somewhat
less severe. I have no thermometric
records of above or below zero on
which to ground this opinion. My remembrance being of the general talk,
apart from scientific reference. I have
heard thy father and uncle speak of a
perilous night journey home, when
the country was level with snow up
to the tops of the hedges. I remember the sink freezing in the schoolroom which I attended, but we sat out
the session. I have in different winters skated for miles on a strethc, on
the river Cam in Cambridgeshire. I
may refer to the description of the
great frost in "Lorna Doon," not as
authority, but still with the belief that
the. novelist's description of nature is
nearer literal truth than.his description of life. The scene of this work is
laid in the south of England, not
many miles from the schoolroom referred to above. After all, whatever
the weather may be, I believe the better way is to be content, without complaining or boasting, believing that always and everywhere it is in wiser
and juster hands than ours.
Yours obediently,
Marifield, Jan. 13th, 1909,
The   British   Columbia   Permanent
Loan & Savings Company.
Dividend No. 21.
Notice is hereby given that a dividend at the rate of Nine Per cent, per
annum has been declared on the Permanent Stock of the Company for the
half-year ending December 31st, 1908,
and that the same is payable at the
head office of the company, 330 Pender Street, Vancouver, B. C, on and
after January 15th, 1909.
By order,
Asst. Manager.
Vancouver, B. C„ Jan. 9th, 1909.
The New Grand.
The big feature act on next week's
bill will be Luken's Pony Circus of
seven educated ponies. For several
seasons they were the principal feature with Ringling Bros.' and Barnum
& Bailey's circus, and are considered
the best, pony act on the road. It will
be a treat for the children, and Mr.
Jam'eson is already announcing two
matinees for Saturday afternoon next.
Other items will be Jarios and Martyn, juggling comiques, the Musical
Brandons, Australian musical act,
Marjorie Burrett, singing and imitations of famous stars; Thos. J. Price
in a new song; moving pictures and,
as an overture, "Le Kic-King," by the
French composer, Ch. Borel Clerc.
"So women hold office down here?"
interrogated the stranger at the rural
county seat.
"There's one in the clerk's office,"
responded the proud citizen.
"Has she proved any advantage to
the community?"
"Well, I should say so. As soon as
she got in office she reduced the marriage license fee from $1 to 99 cents,
and there has been a rush ever since."
—Chicago News.
Hubby's "Fit" Is Different.
Cella—Don't her clothes set well?
Delia—They set better on her than
they do on her husband.—Puck.
Up-to-date Boy.
Tommy, aged 6, who has just been
punished by his father. I don't believe I can stand your husband much
It is possible to smile and smile and
be a hypocrite still.
Every man is a hero before he goes
into battle, but the real test of heroism is during the heat of battle.
James Buchanan & Co's SCOTCH WHISKIES
It world-wide, and stands for the BEST that can be produced.
The following brands are far sale by all the leading dealers: .
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Pacific Slate Company, Ltd.
For Prices and Particulars apply to
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Cor. Government and Johnson Sts.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE.       a to 5.30. and 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Admission—10 cents.
Children's Matinee Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday—5 cents.
Sharp & Irvine Company
We consider McGillivray Creek Coal fe Coke Co.'s stock at 35c
per share' one of the best investments that we have ever ottered to
the public. The Company control 2,600 acres of valuable coal lands
situated at Coleman, Alberta, and adjoins that of the well known
International  Coal  &  Coke.
Active operations are now going on at the property under the
management of J. Frank Povah, who was formerly treasurer of the
International Coal & Coke Company.
For further Information write us at once.
Stock in coal properties has for a decade been considered one
of the safest and best paying of mining investments.
We have secured a limited block of shares of The McGillivray
Creek Coal and Coke Co,, Ltd., of Coleman, Alberta, one of the few
extensive coal properties of Western Canada, and upon request will
mall free a full detailed report  and  description  of  this  property.
Sharp & Irvine Co.
The Royal Cily Gas Improvement Co.
Head Office: Blaikie Block, Columbia St., New Wesminster.
President—L. A. Lewis, Esq New Westminster
Vice-President—C. E. Deal, Esq Vancouver
W. E. Vanstone, Esq., H. A. Eastman, Esq., J. A. Rennie, Esq.
Solicitors—Whiteside & Edmonds, New Westminster.
Bankers—Royal Bank of Canada.
Secretary—J. A. Rennie, Esq., New Westminster.
CAPITAL      -      •      $150,000
Divided into 1,500 shares of $100 each, of which 750 shares are
now offered for subscription at $100.
Terms of Payment—10 per cent, on application; 15 per cent on
allotment, and balance in instalments of 10 per cent, at intervals
of one month.
Agents for Victoria—Stewart Williams & Co., Auctioneers and
Agents, Victoria, from whom  all  particulars can be obtained.
Phone 1324.
B. C. Funeral Furnishing Co.
Chas Hayward, President. F. Caselton, Manager!
R Hayward, Secretary.
We make a specialty of undertaking and can give the best
possible service, for the reason that we have everything modern
both for embalming and general work.
We carry the largest and best assortment of goods in our line
in British Columbia.
All calls are attended to promptly, by an experienced staff, day
or night, and our prices are always reasonable.
Phones—48, 594, 1905, 305 or 404.
1016 Qovernment St. Victoria, li. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY JANUARY i6, 1909
The Week
A Provincial Review and Uacasina, published every Saturday by
ISH Qovernment Street...Victoria, B.C.
Mf   Hastings Street.. ..Vancouver, B.C.
Tbe Physique Type System
W. BLAKBHORB..Manager and Editor
Little Pudlington.
There is so much municipal politics
in the papers this week that I may as
well contribute my mite and be done
with it. During the recent municipal
campaign I have been impressed with
one thing, and that is the narrow con-*
ception which most of the'Candidates
seem to have of public service. I
should be sorry to" think that the attitude, the antics, and the arguments
of some of the candidates reflected,
even in the slightest degree, the intelligence of the electors of Victoria.
.-■   Reference has already been made in
.the columns of The Week to the vagaries of Mr. W. C. Stewart, who on
eevry occasion on which he appeared
on the public platform, conducted
himself like a mountebank.   Mr. Stew-
'-, art may be an excellent man, successful in business, of the highest character, and a good citizen, but his demeanor demonstrated his utter incapacity for any public position. Such a
rhodomontade has probably never fal-
. len from the lips of an aldermanic
Tir Nan Og, the land of youth; was the paradise*; ;or blessed land of
the Ancient Irish. It was situated "in the West," Cucftullin, Finn, Os'sian
and all, the other heroes and poets are still there enjoying perpetual summer
and perpetual youth.
The breeze blows out from the land and it seeks :the sea,-
O and Ol that my sail were set and away-*-*-'•'-'■
Fast and free on its wings would my sailing be,
To the West; to the Tir Nan Og, where the blessed stay I
The darkness stirs, it awake, it outspreads its arms,
O and 01 and the birds in their nests are still,
The red-browed hill bleats low with the lamb's alarms,
And a sound of singing comes from the slipping rill.
My soul is awake, alone, all alone in the earth,
O and 01 and around is the lonely night I
As goeth the sun would my soul go forth to its birth—      :-"■*■:;
O'er the darking sea to the West—to the light, to the light!    *,*
Would'st say, "Be content w'th the land of the Innis Fail, '
O and 0! there is friendship here, there is song."
But they smile to your face, when you turn they stammer and rail,
And the song of the singer hath tears and is over.langl
_ In At Semi-ready Store yon will see vxe Senv-ready
Physique Type Chart. On it you will find your exact figure
and every measurement Q 35 distinct shapes and forms ol
men are shown—and the measurements snow
15 different sizes of each variation from i\e
original Seven Distinct Types of Man.
'A, call comes put of the West and it calls a name,
0 and O! it is soft, it is far, it is low-
Sweet, so sweet that it wrappeth my soul in aj flame
That burns the heart from my breast with the wish to gol
—Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, in the January Canadian fylagazine.
alities .entirely beneath the notice of nutritive state of, the body, as loss of
"men." All this jarred very much on sleep, hunger, poverty of blood, in-
the sensibility of the audience, and the sufficient fresh air, causes a quicker
climax was reached when Mayor Hall appearance of fatigue in' the muscles,
was charged with serving wine to Generally, it is as possible to be
guests at his own dining table, and he rested and remain so, never working
retorted that Mayor Morley had fur- on borrowed strength, and always
nished intoxicants to his guests at feeling fresh, as for a business man
the New England Hotel. If munici- to keep a reserve fund in the bank,
pal campaigns are to be conducted on There will always be emergencies in
candidate, and what puzzled me was these lines, good-bye*to all respect for household, life -lor which reserve.
that a full grown man, of such fine the Mayoral office, and good-bye to strength is needed. The housekeeper
ohvsique and appearance as Mr. Stew-  respectable mayoral candidates; for if never knows when .company is com-
a man's conduct in his own house is ing, when a member of the family
to become a civic issue, few will be will be ill, when the work will crowd
willing to face the ordeal. harder than usuaIT*'I-Le¥erve power" is
■fj Take the Stout Man, he of Type
G, with shoulders and body of larfle
proportions, and we divide fhis type,
we do (he slim man, into five distinct
Stout and NormaL
Stout and High Shouldered.
Stout and Sloping Shouldered
Stout and Stooping or Round
Stout and Over-erect.
Semi-ready Tailoring
art should betray so small a degree of
intelligence. He showed no knowledge, and no grasp of public questions, bue seemed to think that his
personal history, his prowess, and his
capacity to eat, qualified him for an
aldermanic chair.   When the rising of
I am writing.this before jthe result a live Cttshion l^Ifc_4i^p*^:!iy*hen these
of the election. is" known, and I ven- things ,happen. %^f ijftsan be had by a
ture to say, that ifcjis abp4^imjjSth,s^( da%. rgst, or \0 livfe within one'%
public sentiment-hivVictoria" expressed•■ physical strength, ifSs "Wo^th the ef-
itself unmistakably in opposition to  fort.
the methods and conceptions of little
any speaker is the signal for hilarious  Pudlington;  and" impresSed in'tG Sj&
behaviour on the-part of the audience,  public service men capable of rising
it' is time for that man to ask himself  above such petty considerations.   *
a few. questions.. *****    _____*____
Another gentleman who seemed to
think that the municipal hustings1
should be converted into a kindergarten, was Mr. Russ Humber, who
mounted the platform with a hop;
skip and jump, skated from one end
of it to the other, indulged in numer
ous  comical   gestures  and  genuflec-  if
and made a few disconnected V
All this would have been   Tp
_____§ abo ~t\,_____i_£_t till tit ___)_% ffli rtftr frin _baeb_t
if ■■>■■■ if
* A Lady's Letter *
Nervous tension is largely an American habit, and«ha?s-been termed by
a   German physician "Americanitis." U
It exists in J;hat supposedly quiet place Affl YateS Street
the home, as well as in the schoolroom,' in professional life or in the  — '——•	
business world. ^.Nearly eyery one is ed, but never is she more appreciated
familiar with the; stirred-up condition by her family and never does she feel*"
of things which .exists when a mem- more like taking up the affairs of her.,
ber of the family is preparing to go household.
on a journey, or just before meal-time. The habit of screwing up the face
Such nervousness has much to do with into a frown, the result of tension, is
the servant problem.   The tension of only one of many habits to be avoid-'
the mistress is conveyed to the maid, ed.    The body. is  often  bowed  by
8. WILLIAMS &e©.,
Sole Agents for SemUReady Tailoring
Victoria, B. 6.
._L__L__ts._fc__k__lM_La_Ue_Li_Ua__ot_U._Ct  anxious period ..'in,'their preparation,  the mind follows the bend of spine
TTVvVVVwV'TVVtP  often upset the household equilibrium,  and stoop of shoulders.   The mental
Only the pteserice of tactful self-con- "let go" follows the physical "let go."
The time limited by tbe Rules of thel
House for receiving Petitions for Pri-1
vate Bills will expire on Monday,* the [
first day of February, 1909. ,'•■/
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.
.J-  The well-meaning hurry and worry of  hard physical labor, the chest is de-
X   either one, when things are at the  pressed, the back becomes bent and
^^^^^^^^^^^J_E!L_L_1U   i     j   ,i   ■>..*..l-.Sn.t
admirable from the laughter-provoking standpoint, and entirely in place at «Dear Madge"-I have so much to ! ^0^^JaW nKS sub- On the other" handVl^'the chest
the New Grand or Pantages, but what do that I don't know what to do first, :dueg the sudden fl^e of temper in a with weight forward on the balls of
it had to do with a serious Candida- so I believe I'll ^take my nap and get nerv0USj sensit|^ maid. the feet, standing tall and breathing
ture I cannot for the life of me make lt off my mlnd-' In no place are women so thor- deep are accompanied by mental stim-
Other candidates betrayed a lack      ^uch Philos°Phy   is    u™^ for  oughly tested as in housework, where ulus and uplift. A woman should have
of intelligent    __  ____   _
only   have   been   expected   among it   The woman who made this re-  Th7woi^^^ H a book is &earthe HthM "'AuguftfmT U^can-I
would-be vestry men in the tiniest lit-  mark had formed a good habit and  and who is able to place three good, near by, so much the better.    The *Ued.^to tte purpose ^^^B of I
t\_r Pndlinirton Their sole idea seemed was forestalling a breakdown. meals on the table every day, and re- mind and body may at the same time permit of giving effect to the recom-
tle ruanngion. i ■■«■ »™ •"' , _,,/.•,.. .   , mendations contained  in  the  report of
*   h* that hecause thev had lived in     The afternoon nap, at least a per-  main serene throughout is a jewel be- become rested. Mr. w. F. Teetzel, a commissioner ap-
v- T      Inv vears   and were pre-  iod °f  relaration' is the  one  thi"g  y°nd Price"   Sh^ should be told this,     Usually the more a woman has to P^ted £ a^u^m ttojjatoag
Victoria many years, ana were pre   ^^ ^ ^^ ^ strenuous dut-es  not ^^ ^ rta]ljr times
NOTICE is hereby given that the re-|
conceution which could m°St P^sons think sleep is the one  there is so mu?h need of executive  a comfortable chair within close reach ^l^I^_%%S*?%^&
conception wm-.ii «.uu     ^     tQ     t off unt)1 fatlgue compels  abiHty, serenity and good judgment,  of the place of work, or a couch upon trict pf Koptenay, notice of which ap-
do,  the more she hurries.    She  de-
certain squatters  upon' the said lands, |
but for no other purpose.
should be elected without question
Indeed there seemed to be a competition among most of the candidates as
pared to say yes to every requisition  q{ househoid iife move 0ff effectively. The worried housekeeper should go creases the intervals of rest; fatigue *-________________________________,
of the Trades and Labor Council, they  Ordinarily no woman arises from her out on the veranda for a few moments comes more quickly and her capabil- D«E«'jL S°?S?is;l?J,«5r °f   Lands   and I
se     ....  .......  j  _____/_.__.__. _..._._.».__„   customary "forty winks" without feel- take several full breaths of fresh air, ity is weakened.    She gets into tne Victoria, B. C, 6th October, 1908.       '
ing an invigoration of brain and mus- shake   the   stiffness   from   fingers, habit  of  expending  superfluous. en- Jan9-             ..'    ,'
cle.   It is a great mender of "fraz- wrists, elbows and all other joints of ergy in trifling acts.    Such tension
zled" nerves.   Work is resumed with the body, stretch, yawn,  smile, and leads to an undue strain upon certain carriage.   Stretching and relaxing fre-
to who could the more readily accede easej and mountains become molehills, laugh, if possible—a good, deep, mus- muscles.   We laugh at children who quently, with good,  deep breathing,!
to the demand of the labor organisa-  gome women form a habit of taking cular. laugh.   T.hen she will see how work their tongues    when    writing, will give a very noticeable freedom.[
t;ons                                                       short resting spells, but many put this much easier the rest of the day's work Even adults in. writing often use. the In good poise, the head should be
I think however, that a good deal  off until too tired to rest.     Some- will be.    This'shoUld be done  fre muscles of the neck until they ache; raised, the chest elevated   and   the
f this may be due to the example set times it seems easier to keep on go- quently, not once a week, but several but what about the woman who works weight kept on the balls of the feet.
b    the Mayoral candidates.   Whilst ing than to stop; the screws are turn- times every day. her mouth when using the scissors, or Mental attitude has much to do with
both Mayor Hall and ex-Mayor Mor- ed a little tighter and, as with all good Professionals and   business   men, one who clings to the arms of the the ability to progress physically.
1     discussed some important issues  machinery, the tension after a time teachers, stenographers, and the maids chair in which she sits? A rested body more than doubles
becoming manner, it is greatly becomes too strong and there is a of the kitchen need and generally take To be young in looks, young in feel- the efficiency of one fatigued.   It may
t" b   regretted that both should have break. vacations.  They return refreshed and ing, young in movement, is as wei- take time from the work to lie down
adooted a style of discussion in res-     After   complete   fatigue,   muscles take up their work with so much more come a condition to the housekeeper, to rest and sleep, but deep breathing
pect to other matters which cannot be take a very long time for recovery, vigor that it is considered a paying upon whom so much depends,.as to and good poise can be had while the
too strongly deprecated.  I am riot go- If short intervals of rest are taken on investment.   How would it do for the any human being.
in<r to aooortion the blame, but it was the first evidence of fatigue, the mus- housekeeping Mother to have a regu- how the body
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It depends upon usual work is still being done.   You
 lused.    Premature will find that it soon becomes a habit,
nothin^shorrof p'ain7Jto hearVoth cle quickly recuperates and'its period lar vacation? She may find that things age of body ,is caused by setness and and a good one-the habit of health,
candidates boasting of their moral re- of activity, and th? amount.of work are topsy-turvyjwhen she returns and/shrinkage of muscles,    stiffness    of. vigor, strength, elasticity, youth and
cord  decrying the conduct   of   the done may be greatly increased.   Any that various-mishaps have occurred joints and a .stooping posture, as op- courage,
other and introducing trivial persont condition.which.depr,eM**the general which her presence, might have avert- posed to pliability, flexibility and erect
New Arrivals
There is much to interest you women folk on our second floor—new
arrivals in carpets, curtain materials
and such.
New Carpets
Two big shipments . of Crossley,
Carpets have just been unpacked, and
these show some unusually attractive
Carpet Sweepers
The new arrivals in Muslins—tas-
selled-and plain Madras—should delight you, if you are an 'admirer of
dainty curtains. Come in and see
these aiid consult freely with our
decorative': staff—they are ready and
willing to assist you in your decorative problems.
New Muslins
Start the new year right by resolv**-,
ing to use a carpet sweeper in future.   BisselJ's Carpet Sweepers save
labor and carpets. , Priced at—
$5.oo, $3-75, $3.25-
The Rubdry Towel is specially desirable in this winter time—when you
want a towel that'll DRY you and in
a hurry. The peculiar weave does the
trick, and the Rubdry should be in
your bathroom. It produces a delightful glow to the skin. Each towel
is packed in separate carton, coming
to you fresh and clean and good.
Prices range at, from 40c to $1.35.
How to Keep the Floor Clean
The best combination you can get is a wire mat and a good cocoa mat. The wire mat is the finest
mat made. This mat is made to stay perfectly flat, and will not curl, yet you can roll it up like a piece of
carpet. The dirt falls through, and it is therefore always clean. Our cocoa mats are the very finest
made, and must not be confused with the cheap sorts. We promise you excellent values in door
mats, and a gpat choice of styles and sizes.   Shown on our second floor.
Size 13x25 in., each .-• 90c
Size 16x27 in., each 1 . —$1.25
Size 18x30 in., each , ,*.  — $1.5°
Size 20x33 'n-> each $i.7S
Size 22x36 in., each  '.".- — .**.*.*:.... - .$2.00
Size 24x39 in,, each * .$2.50
Size 14x24 in., each .$1.25
Size 16x27 in., each .....; ,$1.50
Size 18x30 in., each   .$1.80
Size 20x33 in., each  $2.25
Size 22x36 in., each  $2.75
Size 26x42 in,, each  W-75
.Plain cocoa fibre centre—with crimson border—ah attractive mat.
Size 14x24 in., each
Size 16x27 hi;, each
. .$1.25
. .$1.50
Size 16x24 in,, each $1.25
Size 18x30 in.j* each ..........;.... -. .$1.75.
Size 22x36 in., each  .$2.50
Size 26x48 in., each  .$4.00
Size 30x48 in., each > $5.00
Size 36x48 in., each :. $6-00
Size 18x30 in., each  .$2.00
Size 20x33 in., each  ..$2.50
Size 18x30 in., each  .$1.25
Size 20x33 in., each  .$1.50
Two styles in these mats.   Priced at, each—
$2.25 and . .$1.25
Other wet and wintry weather needs are shown in the Broughton Street windows today. These
items include some very handsome Hall Mirrors, Hall Seats, Hall Racks, Umbrella Stands, Costumers.
etc. These are very desirable pieces for winter use, as extra wraps and cloaks are worn and you need
some place to hang them. Soaking umbrellas should also have a "proper place." Come and see these
and lots of other items.
Yes, let us send you an interesting new book on homefurnishing, free. This is our new 1909 Catalogue—the finest Catalogue of homefurnishings published in Canada. It is a 300-page book brimful of
useful information to every keeper of a home or prospective housekeeper. The book brings you into
close touch with the largest homefurnishing store in Western Canada, and you can order from this book,
through the mail order department, with absolute assurance of perfect satisfaction. Send your name for
a copy TODAY. i-.
This exhibition should make the
heart of any homekeeper glad, for
this is an unusually "grand collection.
We show these in many-designs and
in the popular finish-fesr The new coiv:
ner cabinets are very popular, and
in these we show some excellent designs. Don't you need a cabinet to
keep your Xmas China gifts safe?
Priced at  $18.00 to $75.00
Silver Polish
The very best made
.11 you want a silver polish that
"cleans" try the Meriden Silver Polish, It is made by the makers of the
famous Rogers" 1847 Ware and the
Meriden Silverware. This should be
sufficient guarantee of its quality.
It quickly cleans without the least
damage to the silverware. Leaves, a;
beautiful lustre.
Put up in thick paste form and is
always convenient for use 35c
Card Tables
This is card time and you'll need'
card tables, won't you?   We have a
fine assortment, and offer you considerable latitude in the matter of price,
for we have them at,.. .$5.50 to $50.00
Complete Home Furnishers'
X Social and        *
* Personal. *
Mr. James Gaudin has off for another shooting trip.
Mr.  Hugh  Cornwall, of Ashcroft,
is a visitor.in.Victoria.
'■■■ •*','*' ■ .*
Dr. J.  L.  Todd left last  Sunday
en route to Montreal.
*   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Kirkbride are residing
for the present at the Empress.
*   *   *
Mrs.   Burton,   St.   Charles   Street,
leaves next week for Los Angeles.
*   *   *
Mr.  Kenneth   Gillespie    left
Cowichan Lake on Monday last.'
Mrs. Charles Rhodes and children
left during the week for Lower California.
* *   *
Mr. T. Ellis and Miss Ellis have
been enjoying a few days in Vancouver.
* * *
Mr. R. H. S. Sperling, of Vancouver, was a guest at the Empress this
* *   *
Mr. Osborne Plunkett, of Vancouver, was a guest at the Empress this
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Trewaltha James, Oak
Bay, moved into town during the recent cold snap.
* *  ♦
Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Peters and
family, Oak Bay, spent the last week
at the Driard.
Miss Alice Bell, of Vancouver, came
over last week to stay with Miss Olive
Bryden, Head Street.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Carew-Gibson have'
left Victoria and will reside for the
future in Vancouver.
* *   *
Miss Winnie Johnstone has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
Johnstone in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. George L. Courtney and children are spending the remainder of
the winter in Los Angeles.
* * ' *
Miss Lois Mason has been the
guest of the Misses Jukes in Vancouver for the past two weeks.
* *   *
Mrs. Gerald Payne, of Saturna Island, was in town this week and registered at the Balmoral.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Miss Dorothy Williams, of Duncans,
and Captain Rothwell.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Shallcross, Foul Bay
Road, are staying at the Oak Bay
Hotel during the cold snap.
* *   *
Mrs. Frank Higgins has returned
to Victoria, after a delightful visit
spent with friends in Lewiston, Idaho.
* *   *
Mrs. E. V. Bodwell made a most
charming hostess at her residence in
Rockland Avenue on Thursday after-
Among the many approaching mai-
riages is that of Miss Gertrude Savage and Mr. T, 0. McKay, both formerly of Winnipeg, but now of Victoria.
*  '*   *
Among skating enthusiasts who enjoyed some splendid sport at Colwood
during the week were: Captain and
Mrs. Parry, Lieutenant and Mrsr
Maires, Mr. McDougal, Mrs. H.
Pooley, Mrs. Hermann Robertson,
Mr. Cambie, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Ha
Mr. Cambie, Mrr Campbell, Mr. Ha-
berley, Miss Bryden, Miss Coombe,
Miss Bell, Captain Macdonald, Dr.
Taylor, Mrs. W. Langley, Mr. and
Mrs. Eliot, Miss Langley, Mr. and'
Mrs. Furlonger, Mr. J. Arbuckle, Mr,
Bromley, Miss Little, Captain and
Mrs. Bromley, Miss Murned Dunsmuir and many others,
^■^■^■J^^-y^^^-^^^-Jj? <t seemed to him that in all the world
if if there was nothing   that   made   the
* Short Story  if world worth wl,ile-
«j? ity     If he had had,friends:he,hi_d: tired
-^■^•^■^■^■^^5^^9j?9J9^i?|? out their friendship.   It he had had a
love her love had Wearied of his in-
From the dividend notice of The
British Columbia Permanent Loan &
Savings Compariyj which appears in
another column, we note that that
company has declared a dividend at
the rate of nine per cent, per annum
for the half-year-.- ending December
31st, 1908. It is' also gratifying to
know that the Company has made a
substantial increase in assets and reserve fund during the past year.
A Diagnosis.
Mrs. Bell and Miss Bell left for Los
Ahgeles last Saturday, where they
will spend the remainder of the winter.
*   *.   *
The Misses Shallcross; who ' have
been staying with Mr. and Mrs. Shallcross, Foul Bay Road, left for Vancouver last Tuesday."'"'
The Palmist—Your timidity is a
bar to, your success. You dread dangerous situations.. You prefer to
keep yourself away from the attention of your fellow men. May I ask
your business? .  ;,
The Subject*M3ertainly. I'm a
professional airship navigator.—Cleveland Plain Deale'r;v
The man was tired. He was tired,
he told himself, of "the whole infernal
show. For long enough, and too long
now, the wings of life had dragged
broken, shedding gleaming feathers
along the dusty highroad where, for
others,flowers grew. For others the
• road led to the City of Dreams; to
his feet, leaden, as in nightmares one's
feet are, the road was only the dust
wherein he strove to advance to something, he knew not what, and, striving
failed always.
He was not ill—the body did its
work well enough. He never knew
fatigue. Only despair re knew. She
twisted her claws in among the roots
of his heart, and pulled and pulled—
till he longed for the roots of life to
sunder suddenly, and the whole sorry
business be done with.
His rooms were haunted, not by
strange ghosts with frank grievances
of their own—he could have welcomed them—but by his own dead hopes
and dreams. Life was a ■ chain of
cruel jests, and the merriest of them
was the knowledge that once he, too,
had been merry. The books that lined
his walls looked sombre and forbidding to eyes that no longer loved
In the gardens of Gray's Inn the
rooks cawed to branches now wholly
bare. For it was winter, and if there
had ever been summer the man had
forgotten it. The dark-painted doors,
two of them, shut from him the dark
staircase. In his low-ceiled rooms
twi-light hung veils like cobwebs. And
gratitudes and exactions. If, with the
waning of the winter daylight, his life-
lamp should also go out none would
be the loser, he least of all. Only his.
laundress coming at her own time
and season would be a little surprised,
a little shocked perhaps, even, to find
It where she thought to find him.
But she would console herself with an
orgy of sudden easy pilfering before
she went away to tell the men in blue
that another man had grown tired of
the game and gone out.
Yet, "It Jooks a pleasant world
enough," the man said. The fire
glowed deeply; a flicker of flame now
and again lit up the glasses of his pictures and mirrored itself in the polish
of his old mahogany, struck a warm
note from the folds of his curtains and
thc backs of his books. "A pleasant
world—and I hate it!"
He had no need to work for money,
and he had no heart to work for love.
So he sat in the war mdusk and hated
And the dusk deeped to a darkness
that was like black velvet in the shadows of the room, and like gray velvet
shot with gold in the oblong of the
tall windows, because they looked out
over the Inn Gardens and were filled
with the sky that is over London.
When it was quite dark he sat for a
very long time very quiet in his chair
and remembered the color of the fields
that hc had played in when he wasa
child, and the color of the sky that had
been over him, and the color of the
sun that he had seen rise over the
orchard slopes at home, and how then
(Continued on page 8) THE WEEK, SATURDAY^ JANUARY 16, 1909
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& By THB L0UN0EK p
The continued severity of the
weather has compelled me to alter my
mode of living, and instead of lounging or loafing 1 have been trotting
round, ever on the move to keep from
freezing. In my wanderings this week
I have learned many things, and most
of them confirm the impression that
there is something "rotten in the state
of Denmark," said state of Denmark
being the city of Victoria.
To begin at the beginning, I notice
that all the mayoral and aldermanic
candidates condemned what they were
pleased to call "The System." If
$100,000 had been wasted on public
works this year it is not the fault of
the laboring men, of the overseers of
the city engineer, of the council, or of
the Mayor. It was all the fault of that
horrid "System." But although I attended all the public meetings not one
of thc candidates condescended to explain what he meant by the "System."
After tossing the phrase glibly from
his tongue, or rolling it thereon like a
sweet morsel, he vouchsafed no further information, and the audience
was left in the, dark as to just what
was intended to be conveyed by the
comprehensive term. I purpose supplying some information which will
help my readers to fit in the missing
I take it that "The System" of doing, municipal work if properly conceived, provides for competent expert
■supervision of the,work in each de-
; partment. . Moving a stage higher,
there would be __ committee deputed
•by .the council to keep in touch with
the heads of its oiyn department, and
'generally to direct and control the
policy of that department. All subcommittees should be responsible to
and controlled by the council, and the
Mayor should be the topstone of the
edifice to whom the council should
look for guidance, and whose word
should weigh a little more than that
of any other member.
Now attendance at the public meetings of the campaign, and observation
in tne streets and by-ways of, the city,
would lead me to the conclusion that
there is lack of cohesion between the
various part of the body corporate.
There is a general tendency to shift
the'responsibility'somewhere else. If
the streets are filthy the chairman of
the Streets Committee will tell you
that there are not sufficient funds to
keep them clean. If the block pavement swells, and has to be relaied, the
Streets Committee refers you to the
city engineer, and the city engineering
defends himslf by saying that the
blocks were supplied to hiin at a time
of year when the weather conditions
wcre unfavorable and rendered them
practically defective. If you ask why
75 per cent, of the citizens are suffering from the effect of frozen water
pipes, you will be told that it is because plumbing has not been done in
accordance with the city regulations,
but when you ask why the city regulations are not in force, there is no reply forthcoming, and I defy you to
place the responsibility.
Take a concrete illustration, and
here I want to pay a compliment to
S, S. McClure who designed and superintended the erection of the house
in which I am now living. Although
the house contains no furnace, and is
an eight-roomed house, I have not
been troubled at all by the frost, and
my pipes have not been touched at
any point. The explanation is simple,
there are not pipes of any kind on
outside walls, and the connection to
the main is at no point nearer than
two feet from the surface; but my
right and left hand neighbours have
had a sorry time, and it must have
cost them at least fifty dollars each
to thaw out pipes. And where did the
trouble lie? Why in each case in the j
supply-pipe leading from the city main
to their boundary fence. I took mea-1
surementf   and  will  give  them.    In
each case the supply pipe is a half-
inch leaden pipe. It was buried in
the one case exactly ten inches, and in
the other case twelve inches below
the surface of th„road, and in each
case laid upon solid rock. The water
meter in the centre of the cement
sidewalk was just twelve inches below
the lid, and where the pipe dipped
down at the fence, there was less than
twelve inches of cover. I have no
doubt these conditions could be duplicated all over the city, but in any
case I should like to know if supervision idoes riot become a farce where it
is possible for connections to be made
in such an unscientific manner, and
again I ask who is responsible? Surely "The System'.' breaks down here.
I have not time now to go into the
question of electric wiring, but I do
know that the inspection is of the lax-
est possible kind,' and in many instances a mere matter of form.
Who is responsible for flat macadam roads without sufficient crown?
Who is responsible for defective
drains in most of our macadam streets
which leave the water lying in the
macadam and rots it? One would naturally answer "Why the city engineer,
of course"; but more than one ex-
alderman will whisper in your ear and
tell jtu that in his time the city engineer was riot allowed a free hand
even in his expert work, but that
committees or individual aldermen
would interfere and handicap his
every movement. ..   .
The conclusion of the whole matter
undoubtedly is that however competent the workmen or the city official.;
may be there is a lack of -•'sponsibM-
ity, and a lack of dire.t m.-il *i
this is the defective "System'' complained of I endorse the' complaint,
but the proper word would be "organization," and this is undoubtedly the
wrok pf the council. I think this wil
be about enough for the present,
did intend to repeat one of Tedd
Webb's best stories but under the civ
cumstances it will keep until nex
His Mother's Son.
The star pupil arose at the schoc
entertainment to declaim his piece.
"Lend me your ears!" he bawled.
"Ha!" sneered the mother of the op
position, but defeated pupil, "that'
Sarah Jane Doran's boy. He would'n
be his mother's son if he didn't wan
to borrow something."—Tid Bits. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY .16, 1909.
Sporting Comment.
The very severe weather which has
been experienced in this city has for
ithe past couple of weeks puj; all forms
•of sport with the exception of, basketball, out of business, but there is every
promise of the athletes getting busy
this afternoon.
It was a sore disappointment to see
the Vancou ver-Victoria rugby game
cancelled, but it would have been the
height of foolishness to make the
teams play, last Saturday. Although
the game' was postponed, there is absolutely no reason why the locals
should not: improve their time with a...
few more practices, and I hope that
when the game is finally played that
the Victoria- representatives will go
on the field in the pink of condition,
A rugby game is cheduled for this
afternoon at Oak Bay, when the
James Bay fifteen of this city will try
conclusions with the McGill University team of Vancouver, and a spirited
game is anticipated.. The Bays have
during the season shown considerable.
form, and it would not be surprising
if they managed to fake the scalps of
the visiting team.
A match that is attracting considerable interest is the Victoria West-
James Bay, which is scheduled for this
afternoon in the city league. Although
there has been several good exhibi-
|; tions, this should surpass any that
has taken place in the league this season. At the present time the Wests
are leading, with the Bays close behind. To have any chance to win the
championship the Bays must win this
game, which will then only place them
on eevn terms with the Wests, thus
making another game necessary. On
the other hand, should the Victoria
West s manage even to tie, the result will be that they will be proclaimed the champions of Victoria
for this season. Both teams are confident of winning. The confidence of
the' Wests has increased considerably
since their victory over both Nanaimo
and Ladysmith in the Island league
series. The Bays on the other hand,
are not worrying and are confident
that when the whistle is blown for
. time, the result will be in their favor,
ince the last match between these
teams the Bays have strengthened
their team in several places where it
was'considered weak, until they have
today a very strong aggregation. This
is particularly., noticeable in the forward division and the lovers of soccer
are, anxiously waiting to see how this
division performs. On the other
hand, the Wests will not be as strong
as they were when they defeated the
teams from up the line.. Comparing
the work of the two teams, it is very
hard indeed* to pick the winner, but it
is very certain that the score will not
be as large one way or the other.
In basketball circles, the Y. M. C.
A. seniors are holding their own
against all comers. In succession they
have defeated the Victoria West, Bays
and North Ward, and give promise of
gaining such a lead in the first half
of the series that it will be almost impossible for any other team to catch
them. In the intermediate and junior
divisions, the race is very keen, and
it will be impossible to pick the winners until well on in the season.
The absorbing topic in sport is the
Longboat-Shrubb race, which takes
place in New York on the 26th inst.
This should be very interesting, and
the winner, who ever he is, will know
that he has been running when the
raec is over. Both men have many
supporters in this city ,and are not
slow to say how their respective
champions are going to win. The
whole question hinges on the ability
of Shrubb to set such a pace for the
first ten or fifteen miles that will kill
Longboat's chances of winning. The
performances of the two runners for
ten and fifteen miles plainly show that
Shrubb is the better man for those distances, but .whether he is able to go
the limit at his high rate of speed is
very doubtful. I do not want to be
accused of rushing the season, but I
would suggest that the lacrosse men
of this city should get to work at
once, towards organizing a good team
for 1009. During the coming summer
there will be a grand opening for Ganr
ada's national game and themanagers
of the local team should be in a position to have the players ready to work
at the earliest possible moment.
His Idea.
. "Wfiat is your idea of a heroine,
John?" asked the wife of his bosom,
as she looked up from the novel she
was reading.
"A heroine, my dear," answered
John, "is a woman who could talk
back, but doesn't."—Chicago News.
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The Victoria  Musical  Society   will
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Box Office opens January 26th.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve covering the fractional sections
31, 32 and 83, Denman lslahd, notice
of which was', published in the British
Columbia Gazette of October Hist, 1876.
is cancelled.
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works,
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
Dec. 17
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE tliat Jesse Bamford,
of Santa Rosa, California, baker, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted sixty
chains east of the. south-west corner of
section 18, township 18, range 6, on the
right bank of the Nechaco River; thence
west 60 chains more or less to the southwest corner of section 18; thence north
60 chains more or less to right bank of
Nechaco River; thence following said
river . down stream to point of commencement and being about 180 acres of
said section 18.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that George Bateman,
of Moyie, B. C, rancher, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner of section 11, township 16, range 5; thence south 40 chains
thence east 80 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence west 80 chains to place of
commencement and being the north-half
of said section 11.
November 13th, 1908. Ieb27
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James S. Black,
of Chatham, Ontario, accountant, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of section 14, township 16, range 5, thence west 40 chains,
thence nortu 60 chains, more or less to
right bank pf Nechaco river, thence following said river east 40 chains, thence
buu u titi ..it .ins more or less to place of
beginning; being about 200 acres of said
section 14.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
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District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Edgar L. Blake,
of Fernie, B. C, engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Comemncing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of die north-east quarter of section 5, township 18, range. 5,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south. 40 chains, thence
east 40 chains to point of commencement, and being the.nOrth-east quarter
of said section 5.
■    November 13th, 1908.
District bf Coast.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Harry W. Bunn,
of Hooply, N. D., agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted about
60 chains east of the north-east corner
of section 7, township 18, range 5, on
the right bank of the Nechaco river;
thence west 60 chains more or less to
the north-west corner of seotion 7,
thence south 80 chains, thence east 60
chains more or less to right bank of
Nechaco river, thence following said
river north 80 chains to point of commencement and being about 400 acres of
said section 7.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
' TAKE NOTICE that Mary Blake, of
Fernie, B. C, married woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described land:
Commencing, at a post planted at tha
north-west corner of section 12, of
township 16, range 6; thence south 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains
to point of commencement and being the
north-west quarter of said section 12.
November 13th, 1908'. feb27
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Anna Olson, of
Minneapolis, spinster, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-east corner of section 12, township 16, range 6; thence south 80 chains,
thence west 40 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence east 40 chains to place or
commencement, being the east half of
said section 12.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Frances T. Batt,
of Portsmouth, England, married woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of section 13, township 16, range 6; thence west 80 chains,
thence north 60 chains more or less to
right bank of Nechaco river; thence following said river east 80 chains, thence
south 60 chatns more or less to point or
commencement and being about 480
acres of said section 13.
November 13th, 1908.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of Pauline
Dougall, leite of the City of Victoria,
ln the Province of British Columbia,
deceased, are hereby required to file
their names and addresses, with full
particulars of their claims and the nature of the securities, if any, held by
them, duly verified, on or before the
16th day of February, 1909.
And notice Is hereby given that after
the said date the Administrator will
proceed to distribute said Estate
amongst the parties entitled thereto,
having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice,
or any part thereof, so distributed, to
any person of whose claim he has not
had notice at the time of the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, A.D.
Of No. ?'§ Qovernment Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 10.
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Titlle to
Part (145 acres) of Section 3, Otter
NOTICE is hereby given that It ls
my intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above lands Issued
to Joseph Plaement on the 16th day of
July, 1890, and numbered 10298a.
Land. Registry  Offlce,  Victoria,  B.C.'
the 1st day of December, 1908.
• Registra-General of Titles.
notice that I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
arid petroleum on and under the lands
hereinafter more particularly described;
Commencing at a post marked J. G. C.
G'k northwest corner placed near the
beach where the southern boundary line
of Section 2, Nelson District, reaches
the seashore, thence south forty chains
more or less to the south boundary line
of the old Baynes Sound Company's
lease, thence following said southern
boundary line east twenty-five chains
more or less to the seashore, thence following the seashore northwesterly to initial point.
Per A. G. Walker, Agent.
Baynes Sound, Dec. llth, 1908.,
jan 23
notice that I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on and under the foreshore and submerged lands hereinafter
more  particularly describe!.:
Commencing at a post marked B. M.
G's northeast corner placed on the seashore near where the central divisional
line of Section 2 >, Denman Island, intersects the seashore, proceeding thence
westerly forty chains more or less,
thence south eighty chains more or less,
thence east eighty chains more or less,
thence north sixty chains more or less
to the seashore of Denman Island,
thence following the coast line northwesterly to initial point.
Per A. G. Walker, Agent.
Denman Island, Dec, .1908.
January  23'
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating
to  Private  Bills.
Rule 69.
All applications for Private Bills, properly the subject of legislation by thb
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, within the purvie wof the "British North America Act, 1867," whether
for the erection of a Bridge, the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike
Road, or Telegraph or Telephone Line;
the construction or Improvement of a
Harbour, Canal, Lock,. Dam, Slide,' or
other like work; the granting of a right
of Ferry; the incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or of any Joint
Stock Company; or otherwise for granting to any individual or individuals any
exclusive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing which in its operation
would affect the rights or property of
other parties, or relate to any particular class of the community, or for making any amendment of a like nature to
any former Act,—shall require a Notice, clearly and distinctly specifying
the nature and object of the application and, where the application refers
to: any proposed work, indicating generally the location of the work, and signed
by or on behalf of the applicants, such
notice to be published as follows:—
In the British Columbia Gazette, and
in one newspaper published ln the District affected therein, then in a newspaper, in the next nearest District tn
which a newspaper ls published.
Such notice shall be continued In each
case for a period of at least six weeks,
during the Interval of time between the
close of the next preceding Session and
the consideration of the Petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by
the parties inserting such notice to tbe
Clerk of the House, to be filed amongst
the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
67. No Petition for any Private Bill
shall be received by the House after the
first ten days of each Session, nor may
any Private Bill be presented to the
House after the first three weeks of
each Session, nor may any Report of
any Standing or Select Committee upon
a Private Bill be received after the first
fmir weeks of each Session, and no
Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule shall be entertained
by the House until the same has been
reported on by the Committee on Standing Orders; or after reference made
thereof at a previous sitting of the
House to the Standing Committee charged vith consideration of Private Bills,
whr shall report thereon to the House.
Ana If this Rule shall be suspended or
modified as aforesaid the promoters ot
any Private Bill which ls presented after the time hereinbefore limited, or for
which the Petition has been received
after the time herinbefore limited, shall
in either case pay double the fees required as herein menttond, unless the
House shall order to the contrary. Any
person seeking to obtain any Private
Bill shall deposit with the Clerk of the
House, eight days before the opening of
the Session, a printed copy of such Bill,
a copy of the Petition to be presented
to the House, together with the notices
published. At the time of depositing
the Bill, the applicant shall also pay
to the Clerk of the House a sum of
three hundred dollars. If a copy of the
BUI, Petition and notices shall not have
been so deposited In the hands of the
Clerk of the House at least eight days
before the opening of the Session, and
If the Petition has not been presented
within the first ten days of the Session,
the amount to be paid to the Clerk shall
be six hundred dollars. If the Bill shall
not pass second reading one-half of the
fees paid shall be returned.
60. Before any Petition, praying for
leave to bring ln a Private Bill for the
erection of a Toll Bridge, ls received
by the House, the person or persons
Intending to petition for such Bill shall,
upon giving the notice prescribed by
rule 69, also at the same time and In
the same manner, give notice of tbe
rates which they Intend to ask. the
extent of the privilege, the height of
the arches, the Interval between the
abutments or piers for the passage of
rafts and vessels, and mentioning also
whether they Intend to erect a drawbridge or not, and the dimensions of the
61. All Private Bills for Acts of Incorporation shall be so framed as to
Incorporate by reference the clauses of
the General. Acts relating to the details
to be provided for by such Bills:—Special grounds shall be established for any
proposed departure from this principle,
or for the Introduction of other provisions as to such' details, and a note
shall be appended to the BUI indicating
the.provisions thereof ln which the General Act ls proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed In
accordance with this Rule shall he recast by the promoters and re-printed
at their expense before any Committee
passes upon the clauses.
65. All Private Bills shall be prepared by the parties applying for the
same, and printed in Small Pica type,
twenty-six enis by fifty ems, on good
paper, in Imperial octavo form, each
page when folded measuring 10% Inches
by 7% Inches. There shall be a marginal number every fifth line of each
page; the numbering of the lines., ls
not to run on through the BUI, but (he
lines of each page are to be numbered
separately. Two hundred copies of each
Bill shall be deposited with the Clerk
of the House Immediately before the
first reading. If amendments are made
ito any Bill during Its progress before
the Committee on Private Bills, or
through the House, such BUI shall be
reprinted by the promoters thereof.
> By new Rule 65a, passed on the 2nd
April, 1901, (see Journals, 1901, page
58), a model form of Railway BUI la
By 66b all Bills to incorporate or
amend Bills incorporating railway companies are to be drawn ln accordance
with  the Model BUI.
The provisions contained in any Bill
which are not in accord with the Model
Bill shall be Inserted between brackets.
Any exceptional provisions that it
may be proposed to Insert in-any such
Bill shall be clearly specified In the
notice of application for the same.
Dated 5th November, 1901.
Dec. 12       Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
To James Jackson Erskine, Registered
and Assessed Owner of Lots 1, 2, 7
and 8, of Part of Lot 31, Cloverdale*
Estate, Map 336;
To  William   McGrath,   Registered  and
Assessed Owner of Lot 370, Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 442 D.:
To Arthur B. Bute, Registered and Assessed Owner of  Lot  521,  Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 402C;
To C. Alwyn,  Assessed Owner of Lot
530, Mount Tolmie Park, Map 4021;.;
To Sarah Olive, Assessed Owner of Part
20  acres of Section  69,  Esquimau
And  to  Edna  R.  Hammill,   Registered
and Assessed Owner bf Lot 8, Block
1, Lots 7 and  14, Block 7, Lots 2
and   5,  Block  8,   Town   of  Sidney,
Map  381: :■■
TAKE NOTICE that . an application
has been made to register' Samuel' Jennings and John R. Jennings as the owners in fee simple of above lands under
a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessbr of
-Victoria District and - you are required
to contest the claim of the said* Tax
Purchasers within 30 days from the
first publication hereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Oflice,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth
day of December, 1908.
Dec. 26        Registrar-General of Titles.
To  L.   A.   Blanc,   Assessed  Owner  or
83 1-3 acres of Section   W, Esquimalt District.
TAKE NOTICE   that an   application
has   been   made   to   register   Watson
Clarke as the owner in  fee simple or
above land under and through Taxi Sale
Deeds to John R. Jennings and Samuel
Jennings  and   to  Watson  Clarke,; ana
you are required to contest the. claim
of  the  said  Watson  Clarke, within  30
days from the first publication thereof.
Dated  at   the   Land   Registry  Office,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth day
of December,  1908.
Dec. 26        Registrar-General of Titles.
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
intends to apply for, permission to .lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Jan. 2 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
of DANIEL CARMODY, Deceased.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate of Daniel Carmody,
late of the City of Seattle, ln the State
of Washington, deceased, are hereby
required to file their names and addresses, with full particulars of their
claims and the nature of the securities,
if any, held by them, duly verified, on
or before the 16th day of February,
And notice is hereby given that after
the snid date the Executor will proceed to distribute said Estate amongst
the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he
shall then have had notice, and he shall
not be liable for the proceeds of the
said estate, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose claims
he has not had notice at the time of
the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, AD.
Of No. 918 Qovernment Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator,
Jan, 30.
NOTICE Is hereby given that the re-
reserve existing on Lot 7,946, Group 1,
Kootenay, by virtue of the notice dated
December 24th, 1907, and appearing In
the British Columbia Qasette of December 27th, 1907, ls cancelled for tne
purpose of effecting a sale of said lot
to Edgar S. Home.
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Wonts.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1*01.
Dee. 17 8
' - (Continued from page 5)
he had not thought that life would be
like this.
The fire fell together with a crash,
and he stretched his arms and sighed
and got up out of his chair. And it
was then that he heard the child crying! It was crying softly with subdued snufflings and gurglings, and the
sound came from beyond his door. On
the oak stairs he found the child sitting. Its head in the pitiable cap—a
man's cap with a peak—leaned against
the carved banisters. Its hands, black
and red, were screwed up against its
eyes. Its clothes were horrible. One
garment, outlined with mangy fur, wet
and slimy.
"Hullo, I say!" said the man. "Don't
cry.   What's the matter?"
"I'm lost," said the child.
"But how did you get in here?"
"It's raining outside," said the child,
sniffed, rubbed its fists once more in
its eyes, and stopped crying.
"You've got a fire," it said, turning
bright'eyes to the open door.
"Where's your mother?" he asked.
"She's lost me," said the child. "She
said to stay there and she'd come
back.   And she didn't come back."
"Stay where?" he asked.
were bright and gay, that the wet hair
curled in little rings as it dried by the
fire, and that the little body, thin and
fine as an ivory carving, was yet
straight and beautiful. The jacket,
with the sleeves rolled up, a garment
warm and adequate.
He brought the child out of the
bath-room and set it on the Persian
rug, where it crouched with the grace
aiid self-possession of a cat that had
always lived there.
"Comfy now?" he said, and remembered how they had asked him that,
after the bath, when he was little in
the wooden house among the cherry
"Fine," said the child. "This coat's
as soft as soft. I wish mother was
here. She'd wash out my clothes. I
suppose you couldn't."
The man actually hesitated a moment before saying: "No—I don't
think I colud."
"Well, never mind," it said cheerily.
"I'll buy you some new clothes," he
"I say!"
Then; "I ain't 'ad me tea," the child
told the fire.
After, that came cake and milk and
bread and marmalade, crumbs on the
Persian rug and sticky fingers on the
bright brass fender-rail.
The New Grand
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Late feature with Ringling Bros.'
and Barnum & Bailey's Circus.
Australian Musical Act.
Singing and Imitations of famous
Australian Juggling Comiques.
Song Illustrator, "You  Own  My
Heart Forever,  Madeline."
New Moving Pictures.
live hundred dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract and satisfactory
bond when called upon to do so. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to
them upon the execution of the contract.
An accepted bank cheque or guarantee
bond in the sum of three thousand dollars as security. for the faithful performance and completion of the work
will be required.  ■
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, accompanied by the abov-men-
tioned cheque, and enclosed In the envelopes furnished."
The Minister of Public Works is not
bound to accept the lowest or any tender. ■-..<_;
■57- F.G. GAMBLE,
PuBUC Works Engineer.
Public Works .Qe&rtment,.
Victoria, B. Civlith* January, 1909.
janlB.   ,*■■_,   , j, .:_„,.-.. '...   .„,- ....
"_At(p BEfllBTBY ACT."
In the matter _1 an application for a
duplicate cecflflcatV of title to the
west-half (jplot^a*^ of'Section 68,
(map 290)y Victoria--City.
NOTICE ls hereby given that it is my
intention at* the* expjratlpn* of one mqnth
from the date ot.Jlie first publication
herieof to issue __ duplicate certificate or
title   to  above  land   issued   to  James
O'Keefe, on the 24th day of December,
1906, and numbered 13545C.
f ■ s; R. WOOTON,
Land Office, Victoria, B.C.,
the 14th day of January, .1909. .*■ janl6
"Companies   Act,   1897."
Prima Donna in "The Alaskan" Next Week.
"There,'.' said the child. "I say,
you do burn lots .of coal."
He could not resist this second appeal.
"Come in," he said, and the child
scrambled to its feet, little feet in unspeakable boots.
"I like you," it said. "You talk like
my daddy used to."
The child squatted on thc hearthrug, and with perfect self-possession
took off the dreadful cap and laid it on
the fender to dry.
"It's my best," it explained.
The man and the child looked at
each other. In the child's eyes a
merry confidence dawned slowly, like
sunshine, and two smiles met.
"Do you ever," the man asked
doubtfully, "have a bath?"
"Saturdays," the child answered
"Could you—if I turned on the water for you—could you give yourself
a bath?"
"Course I could," it said, "if you
was to soap my back."
He turned on the water for it, and
he did soap its back.
He liked the child from the moment
he saw its smile, but he did not love
. it until he had held its body in his
He had never been able to remember whether it had dark hair or light
hair—he does not know the color of
its eyes.   But he knows that the eyes
"Mother   was  buying   things   for
Christmas,"   said   the   child.    "Nice
things to eat, and candies, too."
. "I suppose," he said idly, "you don't
know what Christmas means?"
"Oh, don't I!" said the child. "Shall
I tell you my piece about it, what my
daddy taught me."
(Continued next week.)
Sewerage Works at Prince Rupert.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for Sewerage Works, Prince Rupert," will be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up to
and including Monday, the first day of
February, 1909, for the construction
and completion of certain sewerage
Works at Prince Rupert, to be completed
by the first day of May, 1909.
Plans, specifications and Forms of
Contract and Tender may be seen by Intending tenderers on and after- the 18th
day of January, 1909, at the offlce of the
undersigned, Public Works Department,
Victoria, B. C; at the offices: of the Government • Agent," and of Mr. James H.
Bacon, Harbour Engineer, Prince Rupert, B. ■(_.; at the offlce of the Government Agent, New Westminster, B. C;
and at the office of Mr. R, J. Skinner,
Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver,
B. C. ■.-..-
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or -certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, In the sum of
I HEREBL CERTIFY that the "Bear
River Mining Company" ha sthis day
been registered as an Extra-Provincial
Company under _ the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry, or, effect all or any of the
objeots of the company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of
British Columbia extends except the construction and workings of railways.
The head offlce...of. the Company is
situate at the City of Seattle, King
County, State of Washington.
The amount of the capital of the Company is One Hundred Thousand Dollars
divided into One Hundred Thousand
shares of One Dollar each.
The head offlce of the Company In
this Province is situate at Victoria, and
David McEwen Eberts, Barrister and
Solicitor, whose, address is Victoria
aforesaid, is the. attorney for the Company.
The time of the existence of the Company ls fifty years from the 7th day or
November, 1908.
The Company Is limited. ,
Given under by hand and seal of
offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this Sixteenth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
(3) The objects,for which this Company has been established and registered
1. To sue and. be sued in any court
having competent' jurisdiction in any
territory, state or country, domestic or
■foreign, whei-e; tlie .said corporation' may
transact business.
2. To make and use a common seal,
and to: alter the same at pleasure.
3. To purchase, hold, mortgage, sell
arid convey real' and personal property
of all kinds and description.
4. To appoint such-officers, agents and
servants as the business of'the corpora-
.tion shall require; to define* their power,
to prescribe their duties and to fix their
compensations; to require of them such
scurity as may b thought proper for the
fulfillment of their duties, and to remove
the mat will, except that no trustee shall
be removed from offlce unless by vote of
two-thirds of the stockholders, in the
manner provided by the statute laws of
the 'State -of 'Whsmrtgtbn.■'■ •■      *i
5. To make hy-laws not inconsistent
with the laws bf the'Stkte of Washington, or any state, territory or country
where   the   said   corporation   may   be
' transacting business; ■ I ■■• set*
6. To prospect for, enter upon, locate,
stake, possess, re-locate, record, develop
and Improve* wdrk'and. acquire.by letters patent or otherwise, from the Government of the United States ana of the
At no time of life is either sex immune from the love of
We have a large variety made to suit any age, any taste and
either sex. ._;•-;
Our Ladies' RINGS with single, twin, three or five stones, are
very, beautiful. Some are set in plain settings, but most of them
are elaborately hand-carved settings, which are particularly rich"
in appearance. The Diamonds are also used largely with the
Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Pearl in our Rings with a v-iry
pleasing effect. -■"■fo-r^a-rtirfr-i* ■.••"•■■ -.
For men, we have heavy plain settings, very rich and distinctly "Mannish."
Some unique imported settings of exclusive designs are also
to be found here.
You cannot equal our prices elsewhere.
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merc-beats and Silversmiths
1017 Qovernment Street Victoria, B, C.
Grand Entertainment
, |I|ith© A.jp.U:W. Hall
SAiuR©A¥, JAN. 23rd |
Under the Danagement of J. W. Bolden
Matinee and Evening  j
**   * i
On behalf of the widow and children of the  i
late J. G. Thompson.
Christmas Pantomime
Merry Men of London Town
75 Adults and Children will take part
Accompanist, Mr. Giles
Patronage of 1. O. F.
Tickets 25c. may be had from J. W. Bolden,  j
the Standard Stationery Co., Victoria Book
& Stationery Co., and H. Callo v
Province of British Columbia, or the
Province of the North-western Territory
or the Comiriion of Canada, mining
claims and property and ledges containing veins, lodes and quartz-bearing gold,
sliver, copper or other precious metals,
and to acquire mining claims both quartz
and placer, by all lawful means and to
develop and operate them for profit; to
lease mining claims for the purpose of
operating them, and to operate mining
claims upon shares; to locate, improve,
acquire, hold and use mill-sites .and mill
properties, to divert, appropriate and
acquire water and water rights, and to
build flumes, aqueducts and the like for
the diversion and. use thereof, and: to:
construct, maintain and operate railways
arid tramways to be used in connection
with mining properties, and to acquire
timber claims and timber lands and to
cut and manufacture such timber and
use the same for the promotion of the
mining interests of the said corporation;
and to buy, mortgage, sell and generally
deal in mining claims and properties,
both placer and quartz,. and to operate
arid mine mining claims and placer
grounds, and for that' purpose and to':
that end to acquire mining lioenses a
free miners' licences, and employ a
exercise all the rights * and privilei
conferred by such licenses upon indiy
uals, and to employ individuals to pn
pect for, locate, stake, and acquire in
ing properties for the said corporati
as far and to such extent as the sa1
riiay. be permitted by the statute la
of any state or foreign country in whl
thesaid corporation may be doing bu
ness, and to dp a general mining bu
ness, and to maintain general merch.
dlse stores ln connection with the m
ing operations; and to acquire, hold a
enjoy and generally deal in franchiS
patent rights and privileges in any w
related to or connected with the mini
business; and: to, do all things nee
sary and proper in the premises to fu
carry out the objects above set for
all of which said objects are to be ci
ried out by said corporation in .the Sti
of Washington and elsewhere lnt
United States, and ln British Column
arid In the Northwest Territory and eli
where in the Dominion of Canada.
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