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 Mona Cafe
J. J. BRADFORD, PnprliUr
Home Cooking at
Reasonable^ rices
1307 Broad St.
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Published at Victoria. B. e.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Vol. X.   No. 3
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
PUBLIC ORDER—In the last issue of
The Week some severe strictures
were made on the state of public
order in the City of Victoria. Any intelligent person reading the article in question
carefully would see that the reference was
exclusively to the subject of vice, and that
when The Week said that "the condition of
affairs was worse than at any time during
the last ten years,", it had reference solely
to this phase of the question. Some of the
authorities have seen fit to assume that the
-charge was of a broader nature and was
intended to apply to general conditions.
This is not only an untenable conclusion
but an obvious side-stepping of the issue.
Tt will be no answer to the charge of The
Week to produce statistics showing that the
police court records of the year compare
• favourably with those of previous years.
This has no bearing on the subject. Unfortunately, the form of vice referred to
flourishes so boldly and brazenly that it is
able to defy courts and to keep out of the
clutches of the law. This question has got
to be faced, and whilst giving the police
force of Victoria, as The Week always has
done, full credit for keeping it the most
orderly and law-abiding city in the Dominion, ancl whilst yielding to none in its high
opinion of Chief Langley, The Week states
emphatically that the' "social vice" is growing in Victoria, that it is scattered in every
part of the city, that juvenile depravity is
increasing enormously, and that the police
are either powerless to grapple with the evil,
or their arm is paralysed. It is not the
business of private individuals to act the
part of spies and to furnish evidence. The
police are paid to do this, and they are not
doing it. They know just as well, and
better than anyone else, that disorderly
characters habitually visit many of the
hotels in the city, and that in some instances
they are permanent residents. They know
that young girls in their teens are allowed
to frequent certain restaurants at all hours
of the night and to drink to excess. They
know that girls in their teens are regularly
motored out in the small hours to roadside
taverns within reach. All these things could
and should be prevented; to say nothing
of the systematic white slave traffic which
is being conducted regularly by a notorious
woman. It is time that the complacency
of the police in these matters came to an
end. There is no reason to doubt that the
new Mayor will take steps to see that the
law is enforced and that a closer general
supervision is exercised. It is his duty to
find out where the fault lies, and whilst the
municipal police department is under municipal control, it should be remembered that
there is a stage at which the aid of the
Attorney-General can be invoked, and in the
minds of many right-thinking people that
stage has been reached.
INTERDICTS—No one denies that the
Provincial Liquor Act, with which the
name of Attorney-General Bowser
will always be associated, is altogether admirable and easily the best Act of the kind
operating in the Dominion. It has done
much to promote the cause of temperance,
by providing for the proper control of the
liquor traffic. It has gained many friends
from the temperance ranks, because of its
fairness and its effectiveness, ancl it has
achieved the important result of setting
back fanatical legislation. But, and it is a
very big but, the most perfect Act in the
world is of no value if it is not enforced,
and there is one provision of the Liquor
Act which has not been seriously attempted
to be enforced in Victoria—that dealing
with interdicts. The law mercifully undertakes to regard these unfortunates, not as
criminals, but as weak folk who either
through heredity, or a long-continued course
of debauchery are in such a physical con***
dition that they have lost control of themselves. The law then undertakes to take
care of them ancl makes it a legal offense,
punishable with fine or imprisonment to
supply them with, or in any way to assist
them in getting liquor. There have been
one or two cases in Victoria in which the
aid of the Courts has been invoked to enforce this provision, but in the vast majority of instances no serious attempt has
been made. There lies on the desk of The
Week a list of six bars in which possibly
the best known interdict in town has been
supplied with whiskey, for cash, straight
over the bar. This has occurred not once
but fifty times. The police ancl the license
inspector have been made acquainted with
the circumstances. For over a period of
twelve months they have failed to catch the
delinquents, even when, especially in the
case of the license inspector, they have been
put on the track. The Week does not hesitate to say that they have not made any
serious attempt to find where this man got
his liquor, ancl to bring the criminals to
justice. Men who cannot do this in the
course of a whole year, when *-he law has
been broken habitually, are unfit for their
positions and should be incontinently fired.
Their supineness has wrecked the man's
career and caused him to lose his position,
and however blameworthy he may be, they
are the greater criminals. The attention of
the Attorney-General ancl the Mayor is respectfully directed to the above facts which
The Week is prepared to verify.
THE LAND ACT—The Liberal press
has wasted a great deal of time and
space in denouncing the Provincial
Land Act. Its main contention has been
that the present Act favours the speculator
at the expense of the pre-emptor. The Victoria Times has gone further ancl claimed
that the "bona fide" settler has been unable
to secure a location because all the land has
been taken up for speculation by "friends
of the Government." The Week has repeatedly pointed out that the Times has misstated the facts. First of all the average
settler is just as much a speculator as the
Toronto syndicate. He gets his quarter or
half section, cultivates anything from one
to five acres, ancl holds his pre-emption not
for cultivation but for sale. The Week finds
no fault with him; he has as much right
to speculate in land as the wealthier capitalist, but the conditions have a very direct
bearing on the criticism of the Times that
the pt-e-emptor cannot get land to cultivate.
Passing from this, however, The Week
would respectfully direct the attention of
the critics of the Government to the concise ancl authoritative statement delivered in
the House this week by Hon. W. R. Ross,
Minister of Lands. On Thursday Mr. Ross
made one of his all too rare speeches. It
was lucid, decisive ancl unanswerable. He
showed that the "poor pre-emptor" can today have his choice from nearly one million acres of surveyed lands, which have
been surveyed ancl reserved exclusively for
his benefit. This land cannot be touched by
the,capitalist speculator or syndicate. It is
located in the most fertile parts of the
country and the acreage will largely increase
during the coming year. Further, Mr. Ross
showed that the syndicates which have acquired land are large contributors to the
revenue of the Province, and that the taxation is so heavy that they cannot afford to
leave the lands uncolonized. They must
either put settlers on the ground or be
taxed out of existence. Lastly, Mr. Ross
puts his finger on the crux of the whole
question when he pointed out that the sole
difficulty in settling land has been the lack
of transportation. The settler wants to be
in close proximity to the railway, and however attractive the magnificent stretches of
land in the Peac-S^River Valley, in the dis
trict of Fort George, Fraser Lake, the
Bulkeley, or the Naas may be, they cannot
be extensively settled until the railway
comes along. The acquisition of large
tracts of land by colonization companies is
not only a source of revenue to the Province but a good advertisement, ancl for all
practical purposes a pioneer organization
impelled by self interest to do all that is
possible to settle up the country. It seems
to The Week that the deliverance of Mr.
Ross leaves nothing more to be said.
ventures to think that the Board of
Trade committed a tactical error in endorsing the enterprise of the Industrial
Peace Association and its travelling agent,
Mr. P. H. Scullin. The thing was clone in
a hurry and no doubt put through because
Mr. Scullin was introduced ancl vouched
for by an influential delegation. All the
same, if some one well acquainted with
trades unionism, the labour market, and the
relations of employers and employees, had
opened up a discussion on the subject it
would have been found that however praiseworthy the objects of Mr. Scullin ancl the
Industrial Peace Association may be, their
efforts are more likely to create discord
than to promote harmony. The Vancouver
meeting, which was addressed by Mr. Scullin, decided to ask the churches to pray for
industrial peace. This resolution might
well have been endorsed by the Board of
Trade ancl would probably have comprehended the full limits of the usefulness of
the Association. At any rate, it could do
no harm. The fact of the matter is that
there is no more delicate subject handled
than that of the relations of capital and
labour, ancl however ardently we may desire industrial peace, we can only ensure it
by the exercise of the utmost forbearance
ancl tact. Mr. Scullin is a "butter-in," ancl
a tactless one at that. He hinted at a possible strike among the builders of Victoria
only to be given the lie direct within twenty-four hours. Mr. Scullin has also distinguished himself in connection with certain negotiations which he is said to have
conducted with the Oriental labourers of
Vancouver a few years ago, and altogether
is about the last man who could secure the
confidence of thc labouring class. For this
reason, if for no other, the Board of Trade
should have been more cautious and should
have required satisfactory evidence of his
status ancl influence with labour before
committing itself to any line of action.
stalment of railway building which would
consolidate the present systems ancl open
up enormous stretches of new territory. It
is this constructive statesmanship which
makes Mr. McBride's administration so
strong, and baffles the ingenuity of the Opposition. He is always looking to the future, ancl his optimism is so great that
nothing is too big for the Province. Wlien
he came into power eight years ago there
was one Transcontinental railway to the
Coast. Within two years there were three,
ancl he is now laying tlie foundations for
two more. The Week thinks it is no wild
prediction that within five years from date
five Transcontinental railway systems will
convey passengers from the Eastern states
ancl Provinces to Victoria by an all rail
route, ancl that within the same period
north and south lines will connect the Peace
River and the Yukon with Southern B. C.
This is a large programme ancl imposes a
gigantic task on the Government. But it is
a task which they are able to perform ancl
it will not create any financial liability
which the Province is not able to bear.
The speech which Premier McBride
delivered in the local House this
week seems to have nettled the Liberal
press, the Socialist member, and some
Liberals. One can hardly wonder at tliat,
because it was such an effective statement
of the impregnable position occupied by the
Government. It told of success, of consolidation, and of progress all along the
line. It showed how a province with fewer
than half a million inhabitants has a revenue
exceeding that of Ontario with two ancl a
half million inhabitants. It showed how
substantial progress was being made witli
the great public works and the railroad
construction, the announcement of which
had been laughed to scorn by the Opposition. It told how the ramshackle railway
which was only "an eleventh-hour afterthought" was being completed so rapidly
that it would be finished within the specified time, ancl unlike the G. T. P., that abnormal bantling of the Laurier Government, would not require an extension of
time. But probably the portion of the Premier's speech which really touched the Opposition on the quick was tlle announcement
that within a few weeks he would bring
clown a measure providing for a larger in-
ripe age of fourscore ancl one,
"Labby" has passed to his final
rest. The obituary notices have been flattering ancl he has been spoken of as a
diplomat, a statesman and a publicist. He
will be best remembered for his association
with "Truth" which he founded, and his
loyal fight for Charles Bradlaugh, thirty
years ago. The latter is now a matter of
ancient history, but his journalistic career
has kept him in closer touch with the public.
He cannot be said to have made a record
as a diplomat ancl he abandoned the consular service after ten years of work. He
did make a success of "Truth"! That is if
success is to be measured by popularity ancl
profits. "Truth" has always been smart; it
has never been over-scrupulous. Indeed, it is
doubtful if "Labby" was ever troubled with
scruples. In its early years the paper was
scurrilous ancl vied with the "Reynolds" of
those days in circulating scandalous stories
about members of the Royal Family. Possibly the best thing "Truth" has ever clone
has been to expose fakirs, for which its
astute proprietor and editor possessed special qualifications. For the last fifteen or
twenty years "Labby" tried hard to behave
himself, and when he lost his physical
vigour (which seemed always to provoke
him to show his worst side), he declined
into a genial old man, never so happy as
when retailing his reminiscences, which
were both varied and interesting. lie was
a unique personality, ancl is hardly likely
to have a successor.
was the first paper in Canada to
draw attention to the demoralising influence of some of the Moving Pictures displayed in the Dominion, and also
to point out that such a condition of affairs
was not to be wondered at as long as the
supply had to be imported from the States,
where there are no moral standards enforced, either in Art or Conduct. The complaint of The Week attracted widespread
attention ancl led to investigation. As a result Censorship was exercised and many of
the objectionable pictures suppressed. Now
Clinics a report from Montreal, upon which
the local press has commented strongly. It
tells a tale of juvenile depravity, leading to
crime, directly traceable to the Moving
Pictures of the class complained of. It is
only fair to say that the Victoria houses
are exercising closer discrimination than
formerly, the Manager of Romano's having refused to exhibit some lilms furnished
by the Syndicate. The object lesson furnished by the Montreal incident shows tliat
the objection was well taken. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912
During my wanderings around this
city, I often wonder why the public,
and still more why the police allow
that objectionable class of man, which
in my opinion is worse than the ordinary "hobo," to be about. The man
to which I refer is the man who is
fairly well dressed and who is always
"out of work" and up against it. He
is not really out of work because he
would not work if he could, for he
finds that he can get a decent enough
existence, for him, by hanging around
in bars and such places, and borrowing small amounts from newcomers
or any one who will be foolish
enough to listen to his tale of woe.
In the prairie cities this class of man
is picked up quick and given thirty
days' hard labour for what he is, a
vagrant, and I would refer the City
Police and Detectives to that portion
of the Criminal Code which deals
with these sort of people.
*   *   *
To go to a more pleasant subject I
went to a thoroughly enjoyable dinner (I can't keep off the subject of
eating) on Saturday night, at the
Empress, given by the B. C. Old Public School Boys' Association, when
some excellent speeches were made,
and it seemed to me to be a pity that
more were not present, and I hope
that every old public school boy, who
was not there and who is not a member of the Society will join at once
as the Association wants to get out
and do something ancl it can't do this
until it has a larger membership and
members mean money.
The other night when I was walking home from the vicinity of Moss
Street, I noticed three big piles of
gravel or sand at one end of a street
whilst there was a smaller one at the
other end, and I suddenly wondered
who would bc to blame if there was
a fire. Would the Fire Chief take his
engines two or three hundred yards
away to fight the lire, or would he
make his horses and engines do acrobatic stunts to jump over the piles
of gravel, and while he is gallantly
tackling the question of how to get
to the fire, what is it doing, burning
itself out, or spreading or what?
From enquiries 1 learn that the heaps
were left there by the Paving Company, but why can't tlle City get after
* *   *
I really am sorry that I am such
an inquisitive person, but I should
very much like to know how I can
get a permit to stand and talk to a
friend on the street corner. The
other night 1 had been dining out
and a friend and I were taking a lady
down to the car, and stood and
talked to her before the car came,
but we had apparently missed the
last car, wheu we were ordered by a
policeman to get a move on, or something like that. Ahout a quarter of
an hour afterwards I noticed the same
policeman talking and laughing with
a lot of .men from one of the pool
rooms and their language was hardly
refined, ll 1 go to a pool room,
chew gum, and use bad language to
policemen shall I be allowed to stand
and talk to my friends for fivc
minutes if  1  want.
* *   *
There is another thing which
strikes mc as rather funny and that
is that under the Tramway or some
Act a vehicle plying for hire has to
state thc number of persons it can
carry, and when one sees that the
capacity of the small Foul Bay cars
put at 90 it makes one laugh. It is
bad enough to have to hang on by
the eyelids but when one sees a car
packed to overflowing with about 50
people in it, it is consoling to know
that there are forty under the "regulation number." The notices in
question were, I fancy, put up to comply with  the  Tramway Act, but  in
my very humble opinion are nothing
less than a gross piece of impertinence.
I would like to know if there is
another place in Canada whose inhabitants would stand for or patronise firms who have so little enterprise or who are so obsessed by a desire for enormous gains that they
will leave the most important block
in the city in its present state. I refer of course to Government street,
between Fort and View Streets.
That the people responsible will be
punished for their lack of civic patriotism by being thoroughly well
taxed on their "unimproved" property is the earnest hope of
Old Timers Leave
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Covert and
Misses Sylvia and Dorothy Covert
leave today, for Long Beach, California, where they will take up their
permanent residence. Mr. Covert was
one of the early pioneers and was
the father of fruit-growing in the
Kettle valley, where the Covert estate is one of the conspicuous gardens of British Columbia. The re*
moval of Mr. and Mrs. Covert and
their estimable family will be a source
of general regreat among a wide circle of acquaintances.
Kamloops Active
At the first regular meeting of the
newly elected school board on Wednesday afternoon the former officers
were re-elected, J. E. Hopgood,
chairman and L. A. Palmer, secretary. On instructions from the superintendent of education a ballot was
taken to determine the terms for
which the new members should serve,
resulting as follows: L. A. Palmer
and Dr. R. VV. Irving, two years; F.
11. Simpson and Dr. A. E. H. Bennett, one year each.
New Industry at Cranbrook
Enterprise and industry are the
keynotes for the City of Cranbrook.
New companies are coming in with
capital and taking part in the progress that Cranbrook is enjoying today. We are safe in saying no city
west of Medicine Hat or east of Vancouver is going ahead so fast, and
making the progress that Cranbrook
is today, and the latest addition is the
new Brick Company that has been
formed. The new firm will do business under the name of the British
Columbia Brick Co., and Mr. E. A.
Lezart will be manager. The headquarters of the company will be located in Cranbrook, and the plant
established about ten miles east of
the city, where some 27 acres have
been secured for this purpose. The
Crow's Nest line runs alongside of
the property, and there is an abundance of wood ancl water close at
Birks Will Build
Henry Birks & Sons, Montreal,
now controlling the jewelry business
of George E. Trorey, will erect a 10-
story structure on Granville and
Georgia streets, Vancouver, the site
for the building costing $1,000,000.
Kootenay Lake Frozen
The west arm of Kootenay lake opposite Nelson, is frozen over with
two inches of ice, necessitating the
steamer Kokanee leaving an hour before the schedule time to break
through. The ice is so thick along
the shores of the Kootenay and Arrow lakes that many of the landings
can't be made and scores of ranches
are cut off.
A Rival Company
Mr. H. 1-1. Millie consummated last
week the sale of his telephone system
to the Okanagan Telephone Co., negotiations in regard to which had
been under way for some time past,
and the Company will take possession at an early date. The entire
system, both urban ancl rural, is included in the transaction, and the
consideration is understood to be in
the neighbourhood of $55,000.
Rush at Royal Bank, Cranbrook
Monday morning last there were a
number of merchants who determined they would be the first to
make a deposit in the bank's new
quarters. J. A. Murray, of the East
Kootenay Produce and Provision
House was the one who passed coin
of the realm through the wicket first,
but F. M. Christian of the Prospector
Pub; Co., had the first deposit registered upon the Bank's books. Congratulations are coming to the bank
management for the excellent way in
which the bank is equipped. Everything in thc place is absolutely new,
being fitted throughout with oak fixtures and e.ven a seat for those wdio
have to wait around for one purpose
or another.
Starting the New Year Well
The marriage took place at Revelstoke last Wednesday of E. R. Butler of Summerland and Miss Minnie
E. Robson, daughter of Mr. ancl Mrs.
J. C. Robson, formerly of this city
and later of Summerland. The bride
is well known and exceedingly popular here, ancl her large circle of Vernon friends will unite in the warmest
possible  expression  of goocl  wishes.
Kootenay Capital
Mayor Selous, who was running for
his fourth term, was defeated by J.
E. Amiable by seventy-six majority
in Kamloops. Aldermen elected
were Messrs. VValley, Cunliffe, Houston, Keefe, Gleaser. Five aldermen
were  defeated.
Wake  Up
There are papers published in British Columbia away behind the times.
For instance: The Revelstoke Herald's date line reads January 6, 1011;
and the Cumberland (Vancouver
Island) News of January 4, advertises choice Christmas gifts.
Mines All Busy
Things are booming in Coleman at
present and everything points to a
season of great prosperity. The International Coal ancl Coke Company
are shipping over two thousand tons
of high-grade coal per day, besides
lhe live hundred tons which are required each day for the coke ovens.
The McGillivray Creek Coal and Coke
Co. are shipping over four hundred
tons of coal per day, ancl they intend
to increase their output considerably
in  the  near  future.
Gone But Not Forgotten
It is said that last week in Sandon
there was a game of draw in which
it took $50 to swap glances with the
dealer, and $250 to hand him the discard. Colonel Lowery is missing a
met or two by not decorating the
scenery of Sandon at the present
time. The very best wc can do in
Xew Denver is open a debate once
a month with a 10-cent ante.
Frost Brackman
A quiet wedding took place at St.
Thomas' Church, Chilliwack, when W.
K. Frost, son of Dr. Walter Frost, of
VViliton, Somersetshire, England, was
married to Miss Phyllis Blackmail,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Blackmail,
of Streathham, England. The Rev.
Canon Hinchliffe performed the ceremony.
Flour Mill Brought
On Monday, Messrs. Daykin &
Jackson purchased from The H.
Smith Biscuit Co., Vancouver, the
mill property at Armstrong. The
purchase includes the land, buildings
and machinery. Possession will bc
taken on January 25th.
- Mayor Robinson of Kamloops entertained lhe aldermen and citizens
last night informally at his residence,
at the conclusion of the announcing
of thc polls.
Not necessarily big in stature, but men of broad
vision who see beyond the confines of their individual activities—men in close touch and sympathy
vvith the workl at large, are the men who drink the
finest Whiskey obtainable—King William IV.
V. 0, P. Whiskey (very oldest procurable), known
' the world over for its exceptional quality and flavor,
singularly rich in those compounded ethers, which
impart delicacy of flavor ancl constitute the
elegance of bouquet so much prized by connoisseurs.
Call for King William IV. at any first-class hotel,
bar, cafe or club.
Your   dealer   can   supply   you   for   home   use.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal Household.
Distillers of the popular
"Black & White" Scotch Whisky
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
All Dealers
Medical Men Are Agreed
That ordinary starchy food products, especially relating to bread,
are decidedly harmful to people who are inclined to OBESITY,
or are suffering from DIABETES, or INDIGESTION. We have
been fortunate enough to secure the SOLE AGENCY for THE
FOOD PRODUCTS which have received the highest awards
throughout the world for their distinctive merits. We receive direct
from France large consignments of the following:
Brusson Gluten Bread, per pkg $1.50
Brusson Vermicelli, per pkg 50c
Brusson Macaroni, per pkg   ... 50c
Brusson Noodles, per pkg 25c
Pates, per pkg 25c
Semolina, a delightful food for breakfast, per pkg 25c
H_ 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178, 179 Tel. 2678 Tel. 9677
A Pair of Daniel Green & Co's
Felt Footwear
for the Man,
Woman or
H. B. Hammond Shoe Company
Pemberton Building, 621 Fort Street, Victoria, B. C.
4000 well cultivated, repeatedly transplanted Trees
to choose from, large and small, some varigated
leaved, many full of fine, red berries.
Plant Hollies for Ornament & Profit
Layritz Nurseries
Care" Road
Victoria, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912
The Private  Secretary    Jan.  20
Forbes Robertson   Jan.  22, 23
The Girl of the Golden West Jan. 26
The Barrier   Jan. 29
uocal Choral Society Jan. 31
The Arion Club Concert  Feb. 5
Rose Melville in "Sis Hopkins" Feb. 6
Victoria  Choral  Society Jan.  31
Joy Scouts in Amateur Play Feb. 7
A. D. C. in Lady Winterton's Experiment  Feb. 8, g
,adies' Musical with Mr. McCormick. .Feb. 12
ie   Rosary    Feb. 14
"The Girl of the Golden West"
Already "The Girl of the Golden
Vest," the latest Grand Opera of
iidcomo Puccini, the famous Italian
omposer, declared hy Verdi to be
is logical successor, which mastcr-
iece Henry W. Savage will give a
lagnificent presentation in English
n Friday, at the Victoria Theatre,
as the title role incarnated by three
rand opera artists of different na-
Mme. Luisa Villani is one of the
lost charming of the younger gen-
nating the    prima    donna    roles  in
"Boheme"   and   "Madam   Butterfly."
Mm*. Irma Delossey, another wonderful dramatic soprano, full of temperament, with a voice of exceptional
range, covering nearly three octaves,
like her sister song-birds who alternate in the role of Minnie in Puccini's masterpiece, is in her early
twenties, and therefore not only sings
but visualizes the role. It is essentially a youthful part and seems incongruous when sung by a prima
donna of mature  years.
Mme. Delossey has a repertoire of
thirty operas, and has not only won
fame in Vienna and Budapest, but has
sung many roles in Berlin and
throughout Italy, having won unusual success in Nice during the past
Forbes-Robertson  on  the  Advanced
"The advanced idea in the theatre
is making such wonderful strides in
the direction of spiritual expression
that there  seems  to  be  a  complete
eration of prima donnas. She was
born in San Francisco of Italian parents, both of whom were celebrated
operatic artists and well known
through the United States. Her
grandfather was the celebrated tenor,
Giuseppi Villani. While still an infant the future prima donna was
taken to Italy, where she soon was
placed under the tutelage of famous
music masters. Mme. Villani made
her debut at La Scala, Milan, in
lgo", in "The Orfeo" of Gluck, having been selected by Toscanini and
Gatti-Cassazza. During this engagement she attained a triumph as Des-
dembna and was engaged for Cos-
tanza of Rome, where she sang Eva
in "Die Meistersingcr." Her first
American engagement was at the
Academy of Music, New York, in a
repertoire including "Cavalleria,"
"Carmen," "Pagliacoi," and "Boheme," receiving the highest praise from
the Metropolitan musical critics. She
then toured Soutii America and
Mexico, winning phenomenal success
in "Faust," "Aida," "Travatore" and
"Madam Butterfly." During the past
season Mme. Villani was especially
engaged by the Metropolitan Opera
Company, and was also the featured
artiste with the Bessie Scot Abbott
Company, and was also won the
highest critical cconiums throughout
the  South and the  Southwest, alter-
change in the old rules of the stage.
An art that is dependent for its brilliancy or its appeal upon rules does
not progress much. We must give
room for individuality, for its revelation in the more intimate plays of
small caste and careful analysis of
human themes. We still have melodramas and conventional stage plays
that hold their own in popular interest, hut the advanced theatre, so called, is developing unusual dramatic
qualities. It is appearing in every
part of the world, in every language.
Its chief interpretation is in Germany,
France, England and America."
In Irving's time the advanced theatre was where that great English
actor left it. He alone had been its
leader in the English-speaking race.
It is doubtful whether, had he lived,
he would have sustained the advanced
theatre on thc stage which he had
adorned chiefly with romanticism and
spectacle. In this respect, Forbes-
Robertson is better equal to the
changing character of the theatre, for
changed it has since the great Irving productions were made.
The change, as Frobes-Robertson
sees it, is in the substitute of the
spiritual nature of life for the merely human action of incidental drama.
It has appeared, simultaneously in
England and America in plays, with
a similarity of spiritual nature, plays
like "Thc Witching Hour," "The Ser
vant in the House," "The Passing of
the Third Floor Back." There are
plays that serve to identify the meaning of thc advanced idea in the theatre. Its expression differs, according to Forbes-Robertson's observation, in different countries. A difference that is significantly temperamental.
"It is my impression that we are all
growing to think about the ehtical
values of daily life; we are all measuring distances between our inner
selves, the educated as well as the
artist. One hears so much cant about
the educational drama these days,
just as if it were possible to write a
play that wasn't educational. It is
not by education we get advanced
ideas, it is by having ideas in the
first place that are educating, or finding them. The trouble with most of
the talk about the dvanced theatre is
that it has been confused with the
abnormal, the morbid, the sensational,
with an exhibition of ill-omen, superstition or mystery."
The advanced theatre suggested a
distinct change in the relation of the
modern actor to his art, but Forbes-
Robertson saw in the advanced idea
merely a fruition of the actor's long-
sought reprieves from conveition. He
saw in it the chance of freedom and
individuality for the artist. It would
ultimately result in the great improvement of the personnel of the
theatre, for it would limit the stage
as a place for artists who had a deep
feeling and understanding for it as
an art.
"A play should be able to stand on
its own feet without scenery, and an
actor should be equal to this test of
the play, but it is hardly necessary.
There is a tendencq, perhaps, to overload the stage with atmosphere. A
too obvious appeal is made sometimes to make the stage picture a
photograph. The scenery should be
correct, but in its correct proportion
of the whole. It should not interfere upon the attention of an audience; it should not be seen more
than the actor. Not that this occurs
very often, that would be too terrible; but an actor should interest
and control his audience sufficiently
to keep the scenery in its remote
Forbes-Robertson is progressive.
Irving had the temperament of the
great artist who has fixed standards,
who holds the majesty of his art by
the sway of his own sceptre, but
Forbes-Robertson has risen on the
wings of his spiritual instinct, as artists rise, seeking the heights sans
vanity or worldly pomp.
Victoria Theatre
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Henry W. Savage offers the Original
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"The Girl oi the
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(In English)
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Fifty—Elaborate   Scenic   and
Electrical Effects
On    a   Trans-Continental    Tour    of
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Entire Lower Floor   $3.00
First Row of Balcony $2.50
Centre 4 Rows Balcony $2.00
Side 4 Rows Balcony $1.50
Gallery    $1.00
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The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper   and   Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B. C, Canada
By Bohemian
We all remember the good old
story of Peter Schemyl, the man who
had no shadow. No wonder that
people shunned him, and the reason
is so obvious that even a child could
furnish it. He was without that
which everyone else had, and so he
could not be human, whatever else
he might be; unless indeed he had
been bewitched, in which case he was
little better than an outcast.
Now I have not set out to write
about shadows, although the symbolism might suggest a connection,
but, about shrines, and I venture to
assert that while no sensible man
would be without a shadow, no sane
man would be without a shrine. At
any rate, I am willing to base my
claim to sanity on the fact that I
have a shrine.
By this time some of my readers
may be giving a Masonic interpretation to the mystic word, but that is
not the Shrine I had in mind. It is
a place, or a spot, sacred to fond
memories. A spot so rich in associations that one can never be actually
poor again in this world. A spot
around whicii a history is woven and
to which one turns with fond recollection in times of stress.
About this, as about all shrines,
there may be an element of worship
and if so, then the stronger and the
sweeter the tics that bind. The shrine
may have been erected in a season of
delight or of distress, but if it is a
monument of joy it will always be
sought as a haven in times of sorrow. One turns to it not only because of the record it bears, and the
memories it revives, but because of
the courage and strength which it is
capable of imparting.
Many a man who has found the
burden too heavy has renewed his
strength at a shrine, and all the more
surely because he alone knew where
to seek it. Many men have made
their annual pilgrimage in search of
a cure which has been not less effective than those chronicled at St.
Anne de Beaupre or Lourdes. Indeed, do we not live in an age when
diseases of the mind are considered
of greater importance than diseases
of the body? Are not nearly all our
scientists engaged in demonstrating
that mind rules matter? And either
there is no such thing as disease, or
it can be driven away by an effort
of the will.
Be this as it may. If the spirit of
thc age exalts and magnifies the ascendency of mind, all the more certain am I that the greatest of cures
will bc effected at shrines like mine.
Is it not a greater thing to mend a life
than to cure a bodily disease? Is it
not a nobler achievement to assuage
grief than to staunch'disease? Is it
not in every sense a loftier conception to heal the whole man than to
heal a part?
How often in these days of stress
and strain do we read of men who
lie down under their burdens—men
who have exhausted every energy of
their nature only to find that they
are beaten in the end, that success
will not attend their efforts, that the
silver lining will not fringe the cloud,
that thc sunshine will not breakthrough the gloom, and having no
shrine to go to, they seek a tomb.
Let every man havc a shrine, let it
be one to which he can turn when
the battle rages and when hc would
go down if lie had to depend on
his own strength. I can tell you
from experience, even though a Bohemian, that at such times strength
can be found at shrines. Around
them is an atmosphere. It has been
created by incidents long ago familiar to the pages of history, but never
anything but fresh in the human
heart, and in that, atmosphere you
can re-live the past and derive the
strength you need for the future.
Sir James Douglas
__.. C. B.
The Early History of Vancouver
Written Specially for the Week
by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
Thc notion of some people here,
that a transcontinental railway, in
British North America, was more a
Colonial than a British suggestion, is,
historically, inexact. It has led, occasionally, to the presentation of
some attenuated chronicle of events
in late stages of the subject, which,
instead of being informative history,
is, merely, such as a copyist might
compile, from public "Returns" placed
before him.
A through-railway, so far as I remember, is not mentioned in the 72
resolutions of the 33 representative
men who composed the Quebec Conference in 1864, resolutions that vere
worked out, afterwards, into the British North America Act. Nor was the
railway mentioned in the February
following, when the proposed union
of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, was discussed in the
Parliament of Canada—the session in
which Attorney-General Macdonald
(afterwards, Sir John), made his
most famous speech, and a very good
speech it was. The only important
Eastern utterance, in early times, that
1 recall, respecting a through-railway, is that of Joseph Howe, but I
forget the circumstances and the date.
Having myself, in i860, mentioned the
railway question, in replying to a
toast in a Montreal Club, one of my
kind hosts suggested, humorously,
that I had been born 100 years too
soon. The effect of the Oregon
Treaty of 1846, the eleven years' existence of the Vancouver Island Colony, the discovery of gold, the new
Colony on the Mainland:—these were
watters of which the Montrealers
took no account, nor indeed, did anyone, of any station whom I met, that
year, in the East—except Howe, with
whom I talked at Ottawa.
More than half a century has passed, since then, and, uow, 1 read the
following, in a Victoria newspaper
of this date:
"It is passing strange how slow
even the most intelligent eastern
papers are to realize the part which
the Pacilic Ocean will play in the
world and the part which the Pacific
Coast of Canada may any day play
in the history of the Dominion and
thc  Empire."
The above as to Eastern folk, illustrates the effect of "distance." on
human appreciations, which, by the
lessening of moral responsibility, has
constituted an argument against extended Empire, on the part of some
political philosophers, both ancient
and modern. Not being concerned,
at present, with philosophic disquisition, but, merely, with the question
of earlier appreciation of North Pacilic matters, on the part of the
Mother Country. I ask the reader to
accompany me, in imagination, to the
Starboard Front Cabin of the
"Thames City," 557 tons, bringing the
main body of the Royal Engineers to
Esquimalt, 118 non coins, and men,
31 women and 34 children, under
command of Captain H. R. Luard, R.
E. In that cabin was the office of
the "Emigrant Soldiers' Gazette and
Cap e Horn Chronicle," edited by
Second-Corporal Charles Sinnett,
with some assistance from Lieut. H.
S. Palmer. The little newspaper was
published on shipboard, weekly, in
manuscript, for the passengers. (The
original is in the Provincial Library,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria). An
article 26 February, 1859, when the
ship was a few days out from Valparaiso, gives, I think, unique testimony to the then existing public
opinion in the Mother Country, relative to B. N. A. railway matters,
the whole being stated as matter of
course, and as something actually
proposed. It agrees with my own
recognition of Home opinion, in the
fifties as the latter was expressed in
certain newspapers, and in the
speeches of many public men, before
the idea of Colonial separation had
become influential. I append extracts
from that article, and am only sorry
that the succeeding conflict of opinion
on the subject, among Old Country
folk, would not be relevant to my
present purpose, so in the language
of the Gods, we "maun let that flee
stick to the w "—for the present.
Apropos of the foregoing, it may
be interesting to read the following
from the "Emigrant Soldiers' Gazette
and Cape Horn Chronicle" of February 26th, 1859:
"A few remarks upon the position
of British Columbia, with the present
and proposed means of communication between it and England, may not
be out of place, and may perhaps be
interesting to some of our readers. It
is situated on the north-west coast
of North America, between Lat. 55
deg. and 49 deg. N., the latter being
the boundary line between it and the
Oregon Territory which was made
over to the United States. At present
there are three routes to Columbia
and Vancouver Island, viz.: ist, by
the Isthmus of Panama; 2nd, through
Canada or the United States over the
Rocky Mountains; 3rd, round Cape
Horn. The first named route is the
quickest, occupying only 35 or 40
days. Steamers leave England for
Colon, situated on the East of the
Isthmus of Panama; from Colon
trains run across the Isthmus to Panama, ancl from thence steamers go to
San Francisco and up to the mouth
of the Fraser river. By the second
route passengers go by steamers to
Quebec, and thence by railway to St.
Paul's, near the head of Lake Superior, in Minnesota; from thence by
the United States' mail across the
Rocky Mountains to the head-waters
of the Columbia river; at this point
passengers can either turn to the
right, overland to the Thompson and
Fraser river districts, or go down the
Columbia, cross over the Puget
Sound, and across the Straits to Vancouver. The third route round Cape
Horn, we must all be well acquainted
with, and the sooner perhaps such
acquaintance is cut the better. The
additional means of communication
now proposed are: ist, A railway
through the British possessions in
North America, extending from the
Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. On
the Atlantic coast of British North
America we have but one safe open
seaport, accessible at all seasons, the
rest being closed by ice for six
months of the year; but that port,
Halifax (in Nova Scotia), has the
finest harbour in the Atlantic, and is
nearer to Europe by 400 miles than
any other port in the whole continent of America. From Halifax to
Quebec is 600 miles, a railway for 170
miles of which is now in course of
construction. From Quebec there is
a direct line of railway through Canada to Lake Huron, a distance of
500 miles; from this point it is proposed to extend the railway along
tiie north shore of Lake Superior,
through the Red River Settlement,
along the valley of the Saskatchewan, and through British Columbia
to the mouth of Fraser river. The
distance from Liverpool to Halifax is
2,466 miles, and the average passage
by steamer nine days. From Halifax
to the mouth of thc Fraser river, taking the direction of the proposed railway, is 3,184 miles, and, should this
line be executed, passengers will be
able to get from Liverpool to Vancouver in about 14 or 15 days. Another great engineering work is in
contemplation, by whicii steamers
will be able to go from Liverpool to
the mouth of the Fraser river in
about 35 days, viz.: by cutting a ship-
canal through the Isthmus af Panama; this would obviate the necessity
of vessels going round Cape Horn,
and lessen the voyage by about one-
half. Should the railway be carried
out from Halifax to the mouth of the
Fraser river, it will be one great
step in the progress of the British
Dominions in North America, and
may ultimately lead to its being
peopled  in  an  unbroken  chain  from
the Atlantic to the Pacific by a loya
and industrious population of subjects
of the  British  Crown."
Note.—The   print,  last  week,  said
that    American    immigrants    came
"overhead"   instead   of  "overland.'
Ed. Week.
Overseas Club Elects Officers
Membership has Risen fron 20 to 250 in
First Year
Numbering nearly 250 members the
Overseas Club (Victoria centre) held
its first annual meeting last night in
the Foresters' hall, received a highly
creditable report of work from the
secretary, Mr. Duncan B. McLaren,
elected its officers for the ensuing
year and held a most enjoyable musical soiree after the business of the
meeting had been transacted. In his
review of the first year's work of the
Overseas club in Victoria, the president, Mr. Wm. Blakemore, who took
the chair, expressed his regret at the
poor attendance considering the size
of the club and slated a large number of members for not having paid
their subscriptions. This had made
the work of the officers doubly difficult, and the poor response to the
proposed club rooms scheme had necessitated the abandonment of that
movement—for the present at all
events. The subscription would,
therefore, remain at the nominal sum
of one dollar a year. He, however,
congratulated the club and the secretary in particular, for the large
amount of useful work accomplished
during the year. The secretary's report bore out amply the president's
president's eulogium. Apart from its
regular meetings and representations
on important topics of Imperial interest he (Mr. McLaren) had dealt
with over 400 letters, most of which
were letters of inquiry on conditions
prevailing on Vancouver Island and
throughout British Columbia. Some
of them asked for advice on business prospects in particular trades,
some on sport and others requests
from members overseas for the club's
help in obtaining employment in arrival in the province. In several of
the last-named instances the club
had been able to give practical aid,
and the secretary said he had replied
in detail to 300 letters of inquiry during the year. These inquiries had
come from all parts of the Empire.
The only unsatisfactory feature of the
club's progress was that nearly 150
subscriptions were still unpaid, and
this he hoped would be remedied at
once as their non-payment had imposed an unfair call on the generosity of their president.
Mr. S. W. H. Littleboy, as treasurer, presented a financial statement
which showed that the club's total
revenue from subscriptions had
amounted to $143.20, while there was
another $7.20 of stock in hand in the
form of club badges and certificates.
The expenditure during the first
year's work had amounted to $148.50,
leaving a net balance in hand of $1.90.
The following officers and committees were appointed for the ensuing
year: Patron, His Excellency the
Governor General of Canada; hon.
presidents, His Honor the Lieutenant
Governor of British Columbia and thc
Hon. Richard McBride, K.C, M.P.P.;
president, re-elected, Mr. William
Blakemore; vice-presidents, Mr. G.
H. Gillespie, Mr. R. Hall, Mr. C. A.
Holland, Mr. R. L. Drury and the
Rev. H. B. Gray, M.A., D.D., (in
place of Mr. G. M. Heinekey, deceased); sescretary, Mr. D. B. McLaren, B.A.; treasurer, Mr. S. W. H.
Littleboy. The executive committee
was composed of the three executive
officers with the following members:
Capt. W. Rant, Mrs. P. Morris, Mrs.
Jenkins, Mr. P. de Noe Walker and
Miss A. Heinekey. An entertainment
committee was appointed consisting
of Mrs. D. B. McLaren, Mrs. Rant
and Mrs. Fred Rowlands, while the
personnel of a "Look Out" committee, whose duty will be to get in
touch with new arrivals from the
motherland and other parts of the
Empire, was left over for selection
at the next general meeting.
Mr. Painter detailed the efforts he
had been making to secure a perman
ent exhibition of British-made moving picture films treating with subjects and places of interest to British
people, as a corrective to the "American" sentiment of certain films
against which the club recently
passed a resolution of protest.
Following the business meeting
those present were very kindly en
tertained by Mrs. Littleboy and Mrs
Morris to delightful refreshments
while Mrs. McLaren, Mr. Rowlands
Mr. Morris and others gave songs o
recitations which were highly appre
ciated. Votes of thanks were accord
ed the ladies who provided the re
freshments and to those member
who contributed to the concert. Th
evening ended with a hearty render
ing of the National Anthem.—Re
printed from the Victoria Colonist o
January 17th.
"Noah's wife," wrote one boy in a recen
school examination in England, "was callei
Joan of Arc."
"Water," wrote another, "is composed o
two gases,  oxygen  and cambridgen."
"Lava," contributed a third youth, "is what
the  barber puts  on   your  face."
"A blizzard," insisted a fourth, is the inside
of a fowl."
The new cook, who had come into the
house during the holidays, asked her mistress :
"Where ban your son? I not see him
round   no  more."
"My son," replied the mistress pridefully.
"Oh, he has gone back to Vale. Hc could
only get away long enough to stay until
New Year's Day, you see. I miss him
dreadfully,   though."
"Yas, I knowing yoost how you feel. My
broder, he ban in yail six times since
Thanksgiving Day."
M. Camille Saint-Saens, the great musician,
and the life-long friend of animals, took
into  his home a  little dog.
The enraged concierge waited his chance
and notified the owner of the house.
Soon a letter arrived for the musician which
said: "Monsieur, my house is not a zoological garden I"
Saint-Saens sent back the answer: "Monsieur, if you wish your house to be a zoological garden you have only to live in it."
Just before the recent departure of William Dean Howells for Spain a popular novelist called. He told all about his phenomenal
sales. Then—fishing for compliments—he
sighed  and  said:
"I grow richer and richer, but all Hie same,
I think my wotk is falling off. My new
work is not so good as my old."
"Oh, nonsense," said Mr. Howells. "You
write just as well as you ever did, my boy.
Your taste is improving, that is all."
Benevolent   Visitor—Why   are   you   hitting
your head with that hammer, my poor man?
Lunatic—It feels so good when I stop.
At the Standard Stationery
Co., Ltd., 1220 Government St.,
Victoria, B.C.:
"One of the Family," by
Keble Howard. Ward, Locke
& Co.   $1.50.
"Fortune's Foundlings," by
L. G. Moberly. Ward, Locke &
Co.   $1.50.
"A Girl with a Heart," by
Effie Adelaide Rowlands. Ward,
Locke & Co.   $1.50.
At the Victoria Book &
Stationery Co., 1004 Government St., Victoria, B.C.:
"Ship's Company," by W. W.
Jacobs.  $1.50.
"The Money Moon," by Jeffery Farnol.   $1.50.
"The Harvester," by Gene
Stratton Porter.   $1.50.
"The Last Galley," by A.
Conan Doyle.   $1.50.
"The Love that Lives," by
Mabel Osgood Wright.   $1.50. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912
January 10 to January 17, 1912
.January 10—
A. E. Hayward—Pembroke St.—Dwelling  $1,950
M. McLean—Dwelling  1,950
Wm. Moore—Spring Road—Dwelling  300
C. B. Styles—Hulton St.—Dwelling  1,950
|January 11—
J. Wilson—Gosworth Road—Dwelling  3,000
Charles Mason—Second St.—Dwelling  300
Walsh & Bonnell—Clover St.—Dwelling  2,200
iJanuary 12—
C. Lawrence—Caledonia Ave.—Dwelling   600
T. P. McConnell—Howe St.—Dwelling  3,000
G. W. Mcintosh—Prior St.—Dwelling  2,500
P. Burns & Co.—Store St.—Cold Storage    2,000
J. M. Warren—Glasgow St.—Dwelling  3,000
January 13—
Mr.  Dongan—.Pandora  St.—Stores     1,100
Thos. T. Fiddler—Pearl St.—Dwelling  1,800
[January 15—
G. T. Hillier—Davie St.—Dwelling  2,600
McLean Bros.—Cedar Hill Road—Dwelling   2,000
John B. Leslie—Scott St.—Dwelling   500
[January 16—
James E. Elliott—Empress St.—Dwelling   500
Thos. Catterall—Fort Street—Stores and Office  6,000
D. K. Chungranes—Broughton St.—Cold Storage    2,000
H. Thompson—Carroll  St.—Dwelling    2,500
[January 17—
Alton & Brown—Fifth St.—Dwelling   1,900
Mrs. Diana Irving—Gov't ancl Broughton—Stores, Office.. 22,000
H. T. Knott—May St.—Dwellings  5,000
G. A. Leach—Work St.—Apartment House   6,000
The promotion of companies was a marked feature during 1911.
The increase in the annual number of new companies in ten years
was 889 per cent. In the past ten years, 3,086 new companies, with
aggregate capitalization of $1,530,000,000, were granted Dominion
charters. Last year created a record in number ancl capitalization.
This circumstance led to a large aggregate issue of corporation securities at home and abroad. More than $40,000,000 worth of such
bonds and stocks were sold in Canada during 1911. With the
growth of population and the increasing wealth per capita, the powers
of absorption of the Canadian securities market are appreciating.
The Canadian investor is becoming a more important factor in the
financial situation. This fact will not affect to any considerable
extent the volume of our borrowing operations abroad, but we may
thoroughly depend upon the investor at home absorbing fairly large
and sound issues.
The results of insurance companies generally were profitable and
their business was larger. The profits of the fire underwriters cannot
be large, or exist even, with the annual fire waste in Canada. For
many companies results during 1911 were more favourable than in
1910. For others, on account of big lumber fires and several conflagrations, losses Were heavier than in the previous year. The
legitimate fire underwriters in Canada are suffering from the illegal
competition of unlicensed companies. This competitive factor is
becoming greater every year, and the principles of sound underwriting are thus endangered. We need better legislation in this
respect, but in the meantime the increasing losses of those who insure
' in unlicensed companies will tend to awaken the public to the farce
of so-called cheap fire insurance.   The total fire insurance in force
i is $2,034,000,000.
The premium income of the life insurance companies was con-
I siderably larger, and several companies recorded the best year in
their history.   With a large field of endeavour, a comparatively small
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A Portrait of Engl ands Greatest Actor
(writes P. B.) was educated amid the
artistic ancl histronic surroundings of
Rouen, and after travelling through France
and Germany he took up painting and entered the London Royal Academy. His
associations at an early age,how-
ever, attracted him to the stage,
and he is now one of the greatest
exponents of the art of acting and
most popular favorite, at home and
abroad. Actor and painter, too, it
is interesting to remember that one
of the most notable pictures at the
Irving sale was Forbes-Robertson's
artistic depiction of the Church
scene from "Much Ado About
Nothing," in which memorable production he appeared as Claudio to
Irving's Benedict, among the other
important roles he portrayed so
brilliantly during and after the
Irving regime at the old London
Lyceum. Ancl only those behind
the scenes know how nobly and
unostentatiously he worked to render the last honors to, ancl perpetuate the memory of the actors'
lost leader, now lying 'midst the
shades of Westminster Abbey.
The Spirit of Irving
Forbes-Robertson has, no doubt,
inherited much of the Irving spirit
which inspired everyone who came
into contact with "the Chief," and
has worthily followed that artistic
example. No one has a greater
appreciation for the nuances, the
subtler shades ancl intellectual possibilities of the actors' art than
Forbes-Robertson. Indeed, he is
an intellectual actor, par excellence,
ancl appeals to the brain as well as
to the emotions. There is nothing
meretricious or tricky about his
effects. Make-up or make-believe
does not take the place of tears or
deep feeling, as it does with most
actors. Reality, tempered, if not
ruled by idealism, distinguishes
Forbes-Robertson, and sincerity is
the dominant characteristic of the
If* .actor ancl the man.
Oliver Goldsmith
Forbes-Robertson's fine presence,
intellectual face, ancl personal magnetism appeal to all, while what
was said of the pen of Oliver
Goldsmith might be applied to
Forbes - Robertson's voice. His
beautifully modulated tones possess
the charm ancl power of some
grand organ ranging from notes of
tenderness to depths of suppressed
emotion and passion. And it is
the suppression of self, the hatred
of shame, ancl absence of any pretentiousness about Forbes-Robertson which strikes the observer. He
is a good conversationalist with a
broad-minded outlook on the life in general, though that gloom, which is so
often allied with greatness, sometimes
seems to have cast her cloak too thickly
round him. Forbes-Robertson is an artist
through ancl through, ancl is always a
gentleman. Like all true artists, he is an
idealist, ever striving towards some lofty
height. His ideal and natural portrayal
of Hamlet was one of the greatest of this
and perhaps of any other generation. He
has an abhorrence of self-advertisement,
and is even averse to those legitimate ancl
necessary means of publicity which are
essential to the popularity and financial
success of the actor.
The touch of l'eternel Feminin, with her
order, her simplicity ancl grace, personified in his charming wife ancl associate
in art, Gertrude Elliott, is everywhere
evident. Simplicity, sincerity and nobility
of character are the dominant features of
Forbes-Robertson's home in England is
that of an artist and a lover of peaceful
repose, showing the refinement of a cultured man of the world and the habits
of the student ancl philosopher. The pictures on the walls denote the artist, ancl
the white flowers on the tables seem to
have been arranged by the hand of a fairy.
Forbes-Robertson's personality, and make
an inevitable impression upon his art.
A Sketch of His Career
The welcome visit of Forbes Robertson
to the Victoria Theatre in Jerome's latest
ancl greatest success, "The Passing of the
Third Floor Back," which ran for over
a year in London ancl New York, revives
interest in one of the greatest actors now
before the English-speaking public. In
fact, now that Henry Irving and Richard
Mansfield have passed away, it is doubtful
if Forbes-Robertson has a rival as a classical actor, in either country, while in
England he is by many regarded as
the legitimate successor of Irving in
all that pertains to the highest and
best in his art and calling.
We do not propose to give a detailed list of the productions in
which he has appeared, but briefly
sketch his career and some of his
chief successes. As is well known,
Forbes-Robertson started as an
artist ancl before he was twenty-
one made money as a painter of
pictures. The life was, however,
thought too precarious a profession,
especially for a lad who was one
of a family of eleven, and he had
to turn elsewhere. What more
natural than that Forbes-Robertson, himself the son of an art critic
and journalist, should turn to the
stage as an art, a sine qua non to
Forbes-Robertson, who was an
artist first ancl an actor afterwards.
It was fortunate for him, as he
says, that having decided to devote
himself to the stage, he came tinder
the influence of so great an artist
as Samuel Phelps—a splendid master with the rare capacity to impart,
for it does not follow that because
a man is a goocl actor he can teach
others. Forbes-Robertson soon
leapt up the ladder of success.
There was no keeping back this
young Adonis with the beautiful
aesthetic face which Rosette himself had delighted to paint, a golden
voice which Irving or Kean could
well have envied, and a magnetic
personality which appealed irresistibly to all. He soon became the
leading man in London successively at the Haymarket Theatre, with
Sir John Hare; at the Barrick
Theatre, where he appeared in
several of Pinero's plays such as
"The Profligate," ancl in "Diplomacy" amongst others; with Henry
Irving at the London Lyceum
Theatre, where his Buckingham in
"Henry Vill," his Lancelot in
"King Arthur," his Claudio in
"Much Ado About Nothing," and
later in a score of more notable
parts, challenged comparisons with
his famous chief. Henry Irving
commissioned Forbes-Robertson to
paint the beautiful church scene
from "Much Ado About Nothing"
ancl later "Let" him the London
Lyceum Theatre to produce his
epoch-making "Hamlet," his poetical "Romeo" ancl his conscience-
haunted "Macbeth," while subsequent productions at other theatres
included a scholarly and altogether
successful "Othello," Shylock in "The
Merchant of Venice," "Michael and His
Lost Angel," "For the Crown," "Mice and
Men," "The Light that Failed, "The Sacrament of Judas," "The Devil's Disciple,"
"Caesar ancl Cleopatra," and last but not
least, "The Passing of the Third Floor
Back," which ran throughout a season in
New York, ancl, by request of the Governor-
General, paid a visit to Canada. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912
Forbes Robertson, in "The Passing
of the Third Floor Back "
By Wm. Blakemore
THE last time I saw Forbes-Robertson
was at the Academy in Montreal
twelve years ago, when he and his
charming wife, Gertrude Elliott, were
starring in "The Light that Failed." It is
a matter of common knowledge among
the theatre-goers of two worlds how they
made a success of the play and brought
Kipling a notoriety which he had never
attained through the reading of his book.
Another long leap backwards carries me
to London in 1890, when Mr. Robertson
was playing in "Dream Faces" as
a curtain raiser to John Hare's
never-to-be-forgotten play, "A Pair
of Spectacles." From this my
readers will gather that I have
missed all Mr. Robertson's great
stage work, for twenty years ago
he had not begun to take Shakespearean leads and indeed it may be
said that his greatest work has been
done during the last ten years.
Prior to 1890 I saw him scores
of times, and have privately docketed him as the finest artist, the best
elocutionist, and the most poetic
actor on the English stage. When
I had the pleasure of witnessing
his performance in "The Passing of
the Third Floor Back" at the Moore
Theatre, Seattle, last Monday
night, I realized that he was a
greater man and a greater actor
than I had even surmised.
In the first place, his is a unique
personality, and during a long
theatrical career I can only recall
one actor whose personality was as
important a factor in his work, I
refer to Joseph Jefferson. It is
certain that no other living actor
could have made such a success of
the play under consideration, because no other actor possesses the
same qualifications,
This was very emphatically
shown in an incident of the play
which can never be forgotten by
those who witnessed it last Monday night. The denizens of the
Bloomsbury boarding house had
been exploiting their weaknesses
and foibles. One after the other
they had demonstrated their meanness, pettiness and spite, ancl after
the whole gamut had been run,
silently, The Passer-by enters from
the rear of the stage. Tall, slight,
ascetic; with distinction, benevolence and sincerity portrayed in
every look and gesture, Mr. Robertson stood surveying the scene.
The contrast was so great, the benediction of his gracious presence so
intensely felt, that many people involuntarily shed tears before he
spoke a word, and not a few sobbed.
This was a tribute of which any
artist might well be proud, and yet
there was far less of the artist than
of the man in provoking it. And
this singular distinction accompanied Mr.
Robertson throughout the play, and as I
venture to think will render it impossible
for any other actor to represent the character—at any rate, until Mr. Robertson
is forgotten.
I have digressed at the commencement
because the actor's personality is the keynote to the marvellous charm which The
Passer-by has created wherever it has been
What is this play which all men agree
in calling a sermon, ancl yet which is more
Christ-like, more effective, ancl more impressive than any sermon I ever heard?
A play which grips the very springs of
action ancl character; a play which in the
truest ancl best sense "holds the mirror up
to nature," ancl makes us realize during
its first few moments that it is not at the
poor, narrow, splenetic stage puppets that
we are gazing, but introspectively upon our
own feeble, imperfect characters.
To almost every false move of the stage
puppets our hearts responded, "I have done
something like that," and to say that the
play sent home two thousand people who
made more and sincerer resolutions than
they had ever made at the opening of a
New Year is but to understate the case.
I am not prepared to launch into any
disquisition on the difference between a sermon ancl a play. Perhaps the best thing
that can be said on this point is that once
more a wise dramatist ancl a fine actor have
shown that if the stage does not preach,
it can at least teach.
The surprise is that such a play should
The boarders, or guests, as the landlady
insists on calling them, are drawn from
the shabby-genteel, ancl the ingenuity of the
dramatist has enabled him to introduce a
varied assortment. First there is the landlady herself who has seen better days, who
cheats her boarders, spies upon them,
measures the wine in the decanter and the
candles in the candelabra, snaps her
slovenly maid, backbites her boarders, and
is about as fine a specimen of fawning
hypocrisy as could be found.
Then there is a maid, still young, with
promptings which would lead her to refuse
many of the mean tasks imposed upon her
but that she wears the badge of servility
ancl must continue to be unscrupulous if
she is to keep her place.
M "The Passer By"
have been written by Jerome K. Jerome,
the man who first leaped into fame as the
author of "Three Men in a Boat," followed by "Thoughts of an Idle Fellow."
Mr. Jerome has long ago established his
right to be considered a humourist of a
very high order, but he has achieved
literary fame as the author of "The Passing of the Third Floor Back." Whatever
the future may have in store for him it is
doubtful if he will ever transcend this great
effort, and yet like all great stories which
touch ancl grip the heart, it is superlatively
There is but one scene for the three acts,
or to be more correct, for the prologue,
two acts ancl epilogue. It is an average
sitting-room in an average Bloomsbury
boarding house, with the same second-class
furniture, threadbare carpet, ancl grotesque
pictures which one will find in hundreds or
thousands of such homes. There is the
inevitable writing table, ancl the inevitable
sideboard, on which spirit decanters, glasses
ancl plated silverware repose when not in
There is the painted lady, with crimson
cheeks, carmine lips, ancl champagne hair,
so well made-up that from the stalls she
easily passes for twenty. Naturally she
gives herself airs, and having a sharp
tongue is alternately sweef ancl sarcastic.
Then there is a shrew, to whom nobody
looks goocl ancl everyone is suspect.
One of the best drawn characters is a
snob, represented by a middle-aged lady,
imposingly dressed, who has never known
anyone lower than a lord, ancl conveniently
is ignorant even of the upper middle
The lady boarders, save the mark! are
rounded up by a hussy, with some of the
feline grace ancl a goocl deal of the fierce
determination of a Messalina, who is bent
on ruining herself, makes no bones about
it, ancl lays her plans accordingly.
The men boarders are in the same class.
There is the elderly bully, a retired officer,
impecunious, sponging, browbeating his
wife ancl daughter, whilst always reminding them what struggles he has had to keep
them ancl how ungrateful they are.
The satyr leering at every turn, ogling
the bully's daughter, who is young enough
to be his grandchild, and finally buying her
from the bully.
Then there is the coward, a big, loose-
jointed fellow, glib enough with his tongue
to attack, but the first to run away, when
anyone makes a stand for themselves.
We have also the rogue ancl the cad; the
one with the silver mine to sell to his
friends, the other with a back to turn to
those who have befriended him whenever
he is in the society of those who he thinks
are above him.
The prologue, in reality Act One, serves
to introduce all these characters, to show
them exactly as they are, with a certain
veneer of politeness, with a thin covering
_ of tolerance, performing the conventional courtesies of a boarding
house in a perfunctory manner,
through which the mean spirit cannot help showing itself.
And then the Passer-by appears.
He is an applicant for the tenancy
of the third floor back. He is quiet,
repressive, ancl yet all-pervading.
Admitted by the slavey, he interviews the landlady, and before
their interview is over she begins
to show the effect of his influence.
She abandons her hectoring tones,
speaks more as she must have
spoken in happier clays, before the
buffetings of fate had hardened her
nature, ancl in the end actually insists on accepting ten shillings a
week less than she had asked the
new tenant for thf rooms.
The Passer-by becomes a boarder
At first he is shunned ancl snubbed,
barely tolerated, left to stand or sit
outside the circle, ancl actually insulted by the cad ancl the bully.
But his retaliation is not in kind.
One by one he tackles every member of the household, always with
the "soft answer that turns away*
wrath," always with wise counsel,
and often with a helping word and
The slavey soon becomes his
firm friend ancl abettor.
The painted lady is persuaded
that she is only a sham, but that
somewhere far back there was a
time when she was really beautiful
ancl natural, ancl in a paroxysm of
tears she rushes from the room to
wash off the paint and clean away
the curls, ancl when she reappears
with pale cheeks and hair streaked
with grey, the companv has already
been so worked upon by the influence of the Passer-by that no one
notices it.
The snob recalls tones in the
voice of the Passer-by ancl insists
that they have met before. "Oh,
yes, we have met before, I knew
you many years ago." "Then,"
said she, "it must have been at Lady
So-and-so's in Kent or Lord So-
and-so's in Yorkshire." After running through a long list of noble
families, the Passer-by reminds her
of the time when she was nursing
her sister—a broken-down seamstress—in a London attic, "and that," said
he, "was the time when you were at your
With a few gentle, yet cleft, strokes, he
shows the hussy the folly of the life she
would lead, the futility of the sacrifice in
any search for real happiness and the
inevitable end, ancl she comes through the
vale of tears with a radiant smile and the
promise of a better future.
And so on with the satyr who abandons
his quest and actually urges the bully to
let his daughter marry the boy whom she
loves, and the rogue, who after inducing
the Passer-by to purchase stock in his silver
mine, refuses to close the deal and instead
burns his prospectus ancl turns the land
into a farm.
And when all this metamorphosis of
character has been effected by natural and
gentle means, without one harsh word, one
criticism, or one denunciation, the curtain
falls, ancl rises again to introduce us to a
happy family, where every one is seeking
to help the others, and where it is demonstrated that  life,  even in  a  Bloomsbury THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912
lodging house   may  know   sunshine   and
Having finished his work, the Passer-by
[repares to withdraw.   His leave-taking is
xquisitely touching, and by far the most
rtistic work in the whole play.   There is
n individual good-by for each one ancl as
hey say good-by, they leave the stage until
|io one is left but the Passer-by ancl the
lavey.   Between them ensues a brief scene
|vhich no words can depict.   The Passer-by
tands with his black cloak thrown over his
houlders and his hat and stick in hand,
eady to go out through the door at which
^e entered.   The slavey, to whom he has
endeared  himself, begins  to have an
iikling of his true character.    The scene
largely one of gesture ancl dumb
.lotion, with one long drawn out
Ixclamation of ecstasy and wonder,
s realization dawns on the girl,
hen the Passer-by opens his arms
cl for a moment she lays her head
|pon his breast; then he quietly
j.rces her away ancl as he disap-
tars through the door, she raises
r arms, and watches him pass
it.   The door closes and a ray of
mlight falls across her figure.
The ending of this play cannot
■' compared to anything else, un-
|ss possibly, to the picture which is
injured up in one's mind when
ading the "Passing of Arthur,"
id  I venture to think that  Mr.
■Jsrome is indebted to Tennyson for
e motif thought.
The play has been called sym-
Dlical ancl Mr. Robertson in the
pw choice words with which he"
•nswered an irresistible curtain
all, thanked the audience for "the
espectful silence with which they
acl received the company's prestation of a symbolical play."
The symbolism lies not so much
i the reference to a Divine char-
cter on which the press has laid
tress as on the suggestion of the
arious human characteristics por-
rayed. Not once during the pro-
ress of the play did a thought of
he Christ obtrude itself, unless it
in the very last moment when
he attitude of the girl suggested
tloration. It is a great mistake to
seek to import this idea into a play
[which is intensely human, ancl yet
Which requires no supernatural exposition to make it perfectly logical
land conclusive. The true symbolism
lies in the relation of the specific
acts of the. characters to the conduct of every one of us, to the sum
lotal of human life; and the appli-
ion was so direct ancl so ob-
ivtr*;'- that I venture to think no
.tie failed to make it.
Of the beauty of the play, of
us simplicity, of its sincerity, of
(its exquisite artistry, it is impossible to speak too highly; of its
(ffect it is impossible to speak with
oo great certitude. I have never
een an audience so moved, moved
to rapt silence, and to silent tears,
and I venture to think that the tears
Were not for the pathetic incidents
[which, like a panorama, pass across
|the stage, but for the vision of
folly ancl  weakness  and  mistake
1 objured up as we looked into our
iwn hearts ancl lives.   What higher pur-
>ose can be  served than to lead people
o look into their hearts, to look with un-
louded eyes, with clear vision.    To look
hrough the maze of folly and error which
so mar every life ancl see ourselves as we
really are?    Imperfect creatures all, but
y;et with a spark of Divinity whicii never
Itlies and the rekindling of which spells new
|birth and new life.
Few plays achieve this—few make any
lasting impression and the one which does
must be the work of a master both in conception and portrayal.   Measured by this
standard "The Passing of the Third Floor
lack" satisfies.
The play was great; the art was exquisite; the effect was incalculable; but I
'think the last and most fitting comment is
that the Passer-by left a benediction for
Forbes-Robertson and the
Famous Poets
"O one probably on the English-
speaking stage has had a greater
and broader-minded association with
the famous men ancl especially the most distinguished painters, poets and literateurs of
yesterday ancl today than Forbes-Robertson,
who will be welcomed to the Victoria
Theatre in "The Passing of the Third Floor
Back," which ran for over a year in New
York and London, England. Himself a
painter who has more than once been hung
confessed he was right. 'Then why does
he wave his arms about in that extraordinary manner?' inquired Davidson, in his
broad Scotch accent, adding humorously, 'If
he did that in Piccadilly, he would render
himself liable to be arrested'!"
Of Meredith, too, on a later occasion,
Forbes-Robertson waxed eloquent, having
been in personal touch with the great writer
20 years ago. He often threatened to write
a play, but never did so.   Once, meeting
FORBES-ROBERTSON and the painted lady
interesting reminiscences of that wonderful
actor, who is to be seen here in "The Passing of the Third Floor Back," ancl whose
associations with the great poet, Swinburne,
is there spoken of. The poet was then a
young man of 28 and Forbes-Robertson a
lad of 12. "He had already then given
proof of his genius," said the great actor,
"and his first reading of 'Atlanta in Caly-
don' took place in his (Forbes-Robertson's)
mother's drawing-room. Swinburne was
very fond of reading aloud—not necessarily
his own work, ancl revelled in the literature
of the Jacobean ancl Elizabethean dramatists—Webster in particular. "Well do I
remember," said Forbes-Robertson to his
manager, "one evening when he had been
reading from 'The Duchess of
Malfi' and was about to take his
leave, he rushed back, pushed my
father to one side, ancl with flashing eyes said 'Wait a bit! We must
kill the Duchess'!"
Swinburne did not read so much
as chant in a wonderful way, as
effective as it was original. He
was passionately fond of children,
and exercised an extraordinary influence over them. "Once," Forbes-
Robertson tells, "when his sister
(Mrs. Harrod) was a little tot of
a few months old and was crying
bitterly, Swinburne said he could
at once sooth her sorrows and taking her in his arms, he nestled her
head against his own. Instantly,
with a broken sob, the tears ceased
and Swinburne carried the contented child up three
stairs without a protest.
flights of
Interviewed on
his Great Play
in a place of vantage in the Royal Academy,
London, England, Forbes-Robertson early
became associated with Rossetti, Burne-
Jones ancl the rest of that famous Victorian
coterie in England, while his own poetic
tendencies also brought him into contact
with many brilliant brothers of the pen.
The apparent and tragic suicide of John
Davidson was one of the sensations of a
recent London season and mention of the
letter recalled a good story of the poet who
disappeared so mysteriously ancl has never
been heard of since. "We were once rehearsing his beautiful play, 'For the
Crown'," said Forbes-Robertson, "and
Davidson was leaning against the proscenium engrossed. Presently a well-known
actor came on the scene waving his arms
like a windmill. Davidson edged up quietly
to me ancl said, T suppose that will be a
verra well known actor?' Yes,' I agreed.
'And I presume he will be in receipt
of a verra considerable honorarium?'   I
Forbes-Robertson at the house of a friend,
after seeing him as Buckingham in "Henry
VIII," at the London Lyceum Theatre, and
noticing his sunburnt appearance, Meredith
observed, "Here comes the browned Buckingham !"
Forbes-Robertson recalled another story of
Meredith in connection with his old friend
ancl fellow-actor, the late Arthur Cecil, who
had been holiday-making in Switzerland.
Coming back to the hotel where the great
writer was at work, Cecil went into ecstacies
over the glorious mountain peaks. Meredith
listened silently for a while ancl then rolled
off, ex tempore:
"The sun shone high upon thc crinkled crag;
He clomb it:   it left him scare a rag;
With knees barked blue and bleeding nether bare,
He boasted lie enjoyed thc mountain air."
In the course of an article in a recent
magazine on "Some Actors I Have Known,"
the author, Percy Burton, who is General
Manager for Forbes-Robertson, gives some
Correspondent had an interesting chat with Forbes-
Robertson on the subject of
the stage generally and in particular Jerome K. Jerome's play, "The
Passing of the Third Floor Back,"
which the greatest English-speaking
actor brings to the Victoria Theatre
on January 22 and 23, this play
having run through three seasons
in London, New York, Boston ancl
"The Passing of the Third Floor
Back," said the actor-philosopher-
painter, "is both simple ancl symbolical. It has a spiritual significance which ,1 was delighted to
find appealed to the hearts ancl
minds of our audience over here
to an amazing degree, as shown by
their beautiful silence as much as
by their generous applause ancl the
innumerable letters of appreciation
I have received from all kinds ancl
conditions of people.
"Jerome's play is decidedly one
with a motive—a purpose if not
precisely a mission, ancl it is a
curious coincidence that the next
production to attract public attention to a marked degree was another play with a purpose—inspired
with the idea of war, while ours is
permeated by the spirit of peace and
"The power of the stage is becoming
more and more pronounced, and its influence is far-reaching to a pre-eminent degree. Dickens ancl other great writers—
British ancl American—have written novels
with a purpose which did great good, while
the playwrights of today seem to have discovered the same philosopher's stone.
"I was at first very nervous as to the
reception "The Passing of the Third Floor
Back" would obtain. The theme is so original, so daring, and, at the same time, so
delicate, that I had my doubts if the public
would be attracted. But that they have
been is amply shown by its twelve months'
successful run in London ancl New York. I
am gratified, too, to think that the play may
help to raise the conception of the stage in
the thoughts of others ancl bring a little
more beauty, perhaps, into the lives of
those who see it." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912
Johnston Forbes-Robertson, born in London, January 16th, l8jj
eldest son of J. Forbes-Robertson, art critic and
Journalist of Aberdeen.   Educated at
Charterhouse.   Admitted Royal
Academy of Arts as a
Student, 1870
1874—Debut as Chastelard in "Mary
Stuart," London.
1879—First appeared at Old Lyceum.
1880—Joined Bancrofts at Prince of Wales.
1880-1—Joined Modjeska at Court.
1882—Joined Irving as Claudio in "Much
Ado," being commissioned by him to
pain the church scene now hung in
Players' Club, New York. Originally
in Royal Academy, London.
1883—Re-joined Bancrofts at Haymarket
for "lead."
1885—Came to America with Mary Anderson, returning with her to London
Lyceum in "The Winter's Tale," for
which he designed dresses and appointments.
1889—Joined Sir John Hare. ("The Profligate," "Tosca," and "Lady Bountiful"). Another American tour. Rejoined Irving in "Henry VIII."
1893—Re-joined John Hare for famous revival of "Diplomacy."
1895—Last engagement with Irving as
Lancelot in "King Arthur." Same year
opened Lyceum under his own management with "Romeo ancl Juliet." followed by "Michael ancl His Lost
Angel," "For the Crown," "Magda,"
"The School for Scandal," and his
greatest success of "Hamlet," in which,
with "Macbeth," etc., he toured Germany ancl Holland to the delight of all
lovers of art.
1898—"Pelleas and Melisande," "The
Moonlight Blossom," "Sacrament of
1900—Married Gertrude Elliott, the charming American actress.
1902—Two seasons at Lyric, London, in
"Mice and Men," ancl "The Light that
Failed," and "Othello," subsequently
touring America for two seasons.
1905—After sundry revivals subsequently
toured England and America where he
produced "Caesar and Cleopatra" by
Shaw in 1906, and revived "The
Merchant of Venice" ancl "Hamlet."
1908—Appeared in "The Passing of the
Third Floor Back," at the St. James',
London, ancl enjoyed a triumphant
tour, subsequently in 1909-10 bringing
it with his entire English company to
Maxine Elliott's Theatre, New York,
where he enjoyed an unprecedented
run of an entire season, eclipsing the
records of any previous British actor
in the history of the New York stage.
He then toured Canada at the special
invitation of the Governor-General,
and in the fall of 1910 commenced another American season in the same
popular play, re-visiting New York,
ancl subsequently Boston, Chicago,
Philadelphia ancl other large cities with
phenomenal success.
1911—Started his third and last American
tour in "The Passing of the Third
Floor Back," from Coast to Coast, extending over 30,000 miles, East, West,
North and South.
FORBES-ROBERTSON and "the bookmaker"
Mottoes from "The Passing of the
Third Floor Back"
1. I am a wanderer.
2. Women are so wilful, and you kind
women are the worst of all.
3. Wherever you are, life shall be a
little brighter;   dull, tired  faces shall be
made to smile.
4. It will be pleasant looking back to
think that I, perhaps, was of help to you
in the beginning.
5. You are young enough not to have
forgotten the thoughts of youth; old enough
to have learnt pity.
6. A sense of humour is a delightful
trait at all times.
7. Ah, it is a fine thing to live—you
shall give her life.
8. In the world's book, so full of the
vulgar stories of dead love, it is pleasant
to come across one with the old fashioned
9. Nothing, it seems to me, is more
beautiful than the love that has weathered
the storms of life.
10. The love of the young for the young
—it is the beginning of life. But the love
of the old for the old, that is the beginning
of things longer.
11. The meeting place of friends is the
12.   We must talk of old days—and grow
13. Duty so soon tires—love goes all the
14. It is the helpless and the fallen that
hold in their hands the patents of nobility.
15. Ugliness is but skin deep. The business of art is to reveal the beauty underlying all tilings.
16. It is a great privilege to be deemed
worthy to suffer.
17. It is the thoughts of youth that shall
one day make the world young.
18. There are generous fellows who
love to share their good fortune with their
19. So many of the noblest men I have
known, men I have loved, have been Jews.
It is a great race, a race rich in honourable
20. What does my lover offer me?
Poverty, struggle. Hopes, fears, pain, joy.
Love, life.
21. There are they whose better self lies
slain—slain by their own hand, to trouble
them no more. But yours, child, you have
let it grow too strong. It will ever be your
master.   You must obey.
22. I know your voice. I hear it in the
winds, I hear it in the silence of the night.
23. That is what we will tell to the
young men—that the fear that keeps men
little is the fear of being great.
24. The whole round world, what is it
but woman's child—claiming from her tenderness ?
25. Ah, you have learnt it—that all the
best fun in life is giving.
26. All men and women are fair. And
some are fairer than others. Ancl they
shall be the kinder, having the more to
make them kind.
27. No man may accept a gift with
honour—save from a friend.
28. Love! She is a woman. And all
men may she love—save one. With all men
she dwell—save one; with all men save
the coward. It is not poverty, it is the fear
of poverty that drives out love.
29. There will come days when the
memory of a promise made to a friend may
30. You shall give me as a gift this
promise—that through all things to the end,
you love one another.
31. Leave-takings are but wasted sadness. Good-bye! I also am a servant—I
have my work. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912
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Victoria, Jan. 17, 1912.
Editor The Week:
! Sir,—In a recent issue of the Colonist reference was made to a new
system of transit across rivers and
one correspondent stated they were
a French invention and incidentally
remarked one such bridge crossed the
"Mersey." I herewith submit a description of the bridge over the River
Mersey, England, as given by Professor Henry Adams at the City of
London, Examiner of the Board of
Education and the Society of Architects:
The Professor gives the name
"Transporter" not "Conveyor" bridge.
I quote: "The Transporter bridge
across the Mersey (England) forms
a most useful connection between the
towns of Widnes and Runcorn. It
is in design precisely similar to an
ordinary stiffened suspension bridge,
with the exception that the approaches to the bridge are at a low
level—thus dispensing with the very
costly high level approaches, and the
traffic both foot and wheel is carried
over in a car suspended to the underside of the bridge, and is worked electrically. The "Transporter Car" consists of a platform 55 ft. long by 54 ft.
wide, and is suspended from the trolley by steel wire ropes, hung so that
they prevent both side and end oscillation of the car. It is capable of
holding at one time four two-horsepower farmers' waggons loaded and
300 passengers, thc latter being protected from the weather by a glazed
shelter with folding doors at the end
and side. On the top of the car is
fixed the operator's cabin, in which is
placed the switchboard, so that the
operator has a full view of the course
and has the car quite at his command.
The time occupied in passing is about
two and one-quarter minutes, so, allowing the time for loading and unloading, it is capable of making about
nine or ten trips per hour. The bottom of the car is about 12 ft. above
high water level and clears the ship
canal wall by about 4 ft. 6 in. The
"Transporter" is carried from the
lower flanges of the stiffening girders
on which are fixed the rails upon
whicii runs the trolley, from which is
suspended the car. The trollery is
about 77 ft. long and is carried by
sixteen wheels on each rail. It is
propelled by two electric motors of
about 3.i B- H. power each, a large
excess of propelling power being provided, partly for economy of working
and principally to be ready for any
emergency of strong head winds with
heavy loads. The motors are lixed to
a kind of "Bogie" arrangement in the
trolley so that in the case of large
curvature of the bottom boom of the
stiffening girders, due to either temperature or load, the driving wheels
would be certain to bear hard on the
rails. Thc battery consists of 245
cells of "Chloride Accumulator," S.
G. 3-type, arranged in glass boxes and
is capable of giving 90 amperes for
one hour or 150 amperes momentarily. Between the plates of opposite
polarity is a thin sheet of wood held
in position by wood dowels resting on
the bottom of the box. This method
of separation eliminates all possibility
of short circuits between the plates
and reduces to a minimum the
amount of attention required by the
Mr. J. J. Webster of Westminster
and Mr. J. T. Wood of Liverpool
were the consulting engineers for the
whole work. The electrical equipment was carried out by Messrs.
Mather & Piatt of Manchester.
Victoria, Jan.  16th,. 1912.
Editor The Week:
Dear Sir,—May I trouble you with
a few lines concerning the Post Office, and would you bc so good as
to publish them in your weekly paper,
The Week. Many people of Victoria
have made complaints since Christmas about not receiving their mail
when it was due. Well, they have
good reason    to    complain,    but  to
complain at the Post Office here is
entirely wrong. A number of the
public are continually complaining to
the clerks and officials at the Post
Office when in reality they are all
practically helpless to remedy the
complaints, and sometimes abuse, that
is thrown at them. The place to send
all that kind of matter is Ottawa and
until the people of Victoria realise
this, the present system which is not
one atom of use, will go on and ire-
main unaltered. The clerks are not
to blame one bit for the delay of
Christmas mail, when it is taken into
consideration the amount of work
done at the Post Office by them the
last few weeks. 1 think they have
good reason to kick about their conditions, when you consider that they
had to work upwards of twelve hours
a day, and 11 hours at night for the
handsome salary of $2.00 a day. That
in itself is a disgrace to the Post Office here. Until Victoria gets a bigger and above all a better paid staff
at the post office, the public will in
consequence suffer the delay of their
mail. Two dollars a day is the pay
of the majority of the clerks, amongst
them some married men, and they
cheerfully struggle on and put up
with all the abuse from those of the
public who are ignorant of the conditions under which they have to do
their work.
I sincerely trust you will publish
this in The Week so as to give a
little idea of the faulty system at the
post office to the public and people
of Victoria, that they may complain
at the correc; place—Ottawa, and not
to those who are helpless to remedy
I  am sincerely yours.
Rural  Mail Delivery
' Sealed Tenders, addressed to the Postmaster
General, will be received at Ottawa until noon,
on Friday, the 23rd February next, for the
conveyance of His Majesty's mails, on a proposed contract for four years, six times per
week, for Rural Mail Delivery on a circular
route starting at and ending at Victoria via
the Cadboro Itay and Mount Tolmie Roads,
conimencing from the Postmaster General's
A map showing in detail the route to be
travelled can be seen at the office of the
Printed notices containing further informs*
tion as to conditions of proposed contract
may he seen, and blank forms of tender
may he obtained from the Post Offices of
Victoria, Willow Park, Mount Tolmie and at
the office of the  undersigned.
E.  II.  FLETCHER,   .
P.  0.  Inspector.
Post Office Inspector's Office,
Victoria, H.C, 5th January,, ipu.
Jan. 20 feb. 3
Quathiaski  Cove I.oek-up.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for I,ock*up and Constable's Quarters,
Quathiaski Cove," will he received" by the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works up to
u o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 7th day
uf February, 1912, for the erection and completion of a live-room two-cell I,ock-up and
Constable's Quarters at Quathiaski Cove,
Valdes Island, in the Comox Electoral Dislrict, 11.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms of
tender may lie seen on and after the 18th
dav of January, 1912, at the offices of the
(.'.overnment Agents, Cumberland and Nanaimo; the Constable in charge, Quathiaski
Cove; and the Department of Public Works,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by au
accepted hank cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to the Hon. the .Minister of Public Works,
for the sum of $350, whicii shall be forfeited if
the party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so, or if he
fail to complete the work contracted for. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on lhe forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in the envelopes furnished.
Thc lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public Workl Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria,  H.C, January  16th,  1912.
Jan. 20 feb. 3
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative .Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia at its
next session for an Act graining to the
Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Columbia, the Venerable the Archdeacon of Vancouver, the Honourable Paulus Emilius Irving, Alfred Cornelius Flumerfelt, George Alan
Kirk and Cuyler Armstrong Holland, commonly known as the Trustees of the Christ
Church Trust Estate more ample and definite
powers of dealing with thc lands and property
vested in or_ held by them as such trustees
and in particular power to sell, exchange,
lease and mortgage and otherwise dispose of
all the said lands and property and to apply
and use all monies produced thereby ancl all
lands received hy exchange to and for any
of the purposes of the trusts without respect
to the source from which the same may have
been obtained*, or to the particular trust upon
which lands given in exchange may have been
held but that such powers shall only be exercised respectively upon the written consents of parties interested therein and upou
tlle conditions to be more particularly set
forth in the petition to be presented to the
said Legislative Assembly upon the said application and in particular that none of the
powers of the Trustees shall be exercisable
by less than three Trustees acting together,
and further that the Trustees may be at liberty
to invest the trust funds upon first mortgages
of realty situate in British Columbia, and
that all lands of whicii the Trustees shall
be registered as owners or entitled to be registered as such at the time vested.
Dated the 28th day of December,  1911.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
Jan. 20 feb. 24
Gymnasium Normal School
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for Gymnasium Normal School," will be
received by the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday,
the 31st day of January, 1912, for the erection and completion of a gymnasium for the
Provincial Normal  School, 'Vancouver, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms
of tender may be seen on and after the 17th
day of January, 1912, at the offices of the
Timber Inspector, Vancouver, H.C; the Government Agent, New Westminster, B.C.; and
the Department of Public Works, Parliament
Buildings,  Victoria.
Each proposal must he accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to tbe Hon. tlle Minister of Public Works,
for the sum of $300, which shall be forfeited i'f
the party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so, or if he
fail to complete tbe work contracted for. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to thenl upon the execution of thc contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., January 15th, 1912.
jan. 20 jan. 27
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over the lands described as Lot No.
2130, Group One, New Westminster District,
by reason of a notice bearing date of the 26th
day of June, 1907, and published in the
British Columbia f.azette on August 29th,
1907, is cancelled so ?.s to permit of a lease
of the lands being given to Albert Scott.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
jan 13
January 5th, 1912.
apl 13
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over tlle lands described as Lot No.
2130, Group One, New Westminster District,
by reason of a notice bearing date of the 26th
of June, 1907, and published in the British
Columbia Gazette on August 29th, 1907, is
cancelled so to permit of a lease of the lands
being given to Albert Scott.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January sth, 1912.
jan 13 apl 13
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, J. M. Linton, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cruiser, intend to
apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at
the north-east corner and marked J, M. L.
N. E. Cor., located about 20 chains west
and 6 chains south of the south-east corner
of. Lot 650, Renfrew District, and also about
otre and' three-fourths miles south and two
and a quarter miles west of mile post 43 on
the boundary line of the E. & N. R.R. grant;
thence soutii 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence east
80  chains to point  of  commencement.
Located  December  9th,   1911.
dec. 23 Jan. 20
District of CBast, Range III
TAKE notice that Albert Edward Christie
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Banker, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at the north-west corner of Lot
140, Dean Channel, thence east twenty chains;
thence horth ten chains' more or less to the
south bank of the Salmon River; thence following the soutii bank of the Salmon River
in a south-westerly direction twenty chains
more or less, thence soutii to point of commencement, and containing ten acres more
or less.
Dated October 21st,   1911.
A.  K. Stuart, Agent.
nov. 25
Jan. 20
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitions for Private Rills must be presented to
the Legislative Assembly not later than Monday, the 22nd day of January,  1912.
Private Bills must be presented and introduced to the House not later than the ist
day of February,  1912.
Private Bills must be reported to the House
by the Committee considering same not later
than the 8th day of February, 1912.
Dated this 8th day of December,   1911.
Clerk Legislative Assembly,
dec. 9 feb. 3
"WATER  ACT,   1909."
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, holder of
Water Licences Nos. 1919 and 1920, granted
by the Water Commissioner for< the Victoria
Water District, for the diversion of 1,000
cubic feet per second of water from the
Puntledge River, a tributary of Courtenay
River, has submitted to the Lieutenant
Governor in Council a map or plan of the
works by which it intends to divert the said
water and conduct it to the place where it
shall be used for generating electric power as
described in the  said  Licences.
That the undertaking of the said Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, as set out
in the said plans is hereby approved, and
the said Company is hereby authorized to
construct and execute the following works in
accordance with the plans and specifications
submitted and filed in the office of thc Chief
Water Commissioner at Victoria, viz. ;—
A. An impounding dam near the outlet of
Comox Lake.
B. Lowering  the   bed   of   Puntledge   River
and the hereinafter described diversion
dam to an increased depth of five feet
or less.
C. A   diversion   dam   on   Puntledge   River
about 2,800 feet below the impounding
dam above described.
D. The works  necessary   for tho transmis
sion of the power generated under the
above Licences on and in the vicinity
of lands belonging to the said Company.
That the Company may exercise its powers
within the Comox and Nelson Land Districts.
That no capital be required beyond that
already subscribed and paid up.
That the works shall be begun on or
before the first day of Mav next, and shall
be completed and in actual operation* on or
before the 31st December,   1913.
With the proviso t that during the construction of the said works any engineer
appointed by the Minister of Lands for that
purpose shall have free access to all parts
of the works for the purpose of inspecting
the same and of ascertaining tnat the construction thereof is in accordance with the
plans and specifications herein referred to,
and that the cost of such inspection shall be
paid by the Company.
Dated this 27th day of November, 1.911.
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council.
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, R. Carmichael Bamford, of Vancouver, B.C, occupation, dentist,
intend to apply for permission to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the south-east corner and marked R.
C. B. S.E. Cor., located about 20 chains
west and 6 chains south of the south-east
corner of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and
also about one and three-fourths miles soutli
and two and a quarter miles west of mile
post 43 on thc boundary line of the E. &
N. R.R. grant; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Located December oth, 1911.
dec. 23
Per D. J. O'Brien, Agent.
jan. 20
District  of  Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, D. J. O'Brien, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cruiser, intend to
apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner and marked D. J. O'B.
N.W. Cor., located about 20 chains west
and 6 chains south of the south-east corner
of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and also about
one and three-fourths miles south and two
and a quarter miles west of mile post 43 on
the boundary line of the E- & N. R. R.
grant; thence soutii 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence west
80 chains to point of commencement.
Located December 9th,   1911.
dec. 23 Jan. 20
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia at its
next session for an Act granting to The Victoria Harbour Railway Company an extension
of time within which to commence and continuously and effectually proceed with the
construction of its railway, and also an extension of time within which to spend fifteen
per cent, of its authorised capital upon the
construction   of  its  railway.
Dated at Victoria, B. 0., this 4th day of
December,   1911.
Solicitors for the Applicants,
dec. 9 Jan. 20
District of Jordan River
TAKE notice that I, Netta B. Moore, of
Victoria, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post nlanted sixty chains distant,in a westerly
direction from the north-east corner of Lot 3,
Renfrew District, being Netta B. Moore, S. E.
Corner; thence north 40 chains: thence west
34 chains; thence soutli 18.6 cnains; thence
east 10 chains; thence south 21.4 chains;
thence east 24 chains to place of commencement, and containing one hundred and fourteen and six-tenths acres, more or less.
Dated November 28th,  1011.
By William W. Steinmetz, Agent.
dec. 3 feb. 3
Range I
TAKE notice that Archibald Dunbar Taylor, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Barrister,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on the east shore of Cardero Channel and about thirty chains north
of Henry Point; thence east .15 chains; thenct
north 30 chains to the south-west corner oi
Lot 91; thence north 40 chains along the lint
of Limit 91 and thence west 45 chains mort
or less to the shore of Cardero Channel;
thence south along the shore of Carderc
Channel to point of commencement.
Dated November 17th,  iqii.
Geo. Y. Hibberd, Agent,
dec. 2 jan. 2)
Young lady would like place as
lady, help on lanch or farm, ^vell
domesticated, musical, age 22;
also similar place for lady
fiiend. Write Miss C. Jessop,
White Hart Hotel, Margate,
Kent, England.
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, H. L. Bunnell, 0:
Vancouver. B.C., occupation Cruiser, intent
to apply for permission to prospect for coa
and petroleum 011 the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the
south-west corner and marked H. L. B. S.W.
Cor., located about 20 chains west and 6
chains south of the south-east corner of Lot
650, Renfrew District, and also about one
and three-fourths miles soutii and two and
a quaner miles west of mile post 43 on the
boundary line of the E. & N. R.R. grant;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80 cnains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains   to   point   of  commencement.
Located   December  oth,   1911.
dec. 2Z Jan. 20
District of Sayward
TAKE notice that Frank H. Sagcr of Victoria, occupation Labourer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-east corner of Section 23, on
Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island, Sayward District, B. C, thence 40 chains south;
thence 40 chains west; thence 40 chains
north; thence 40 chains east to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres, more
01  less.
Dated   6th   December,   1911.
dec. 30 mch 2
NOTICE is hereby piven that the reserve
established by notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette of thc 14th August, 1884,
and dated the 13th August, 1884, is cancelled
in so far as the same relates to Fractional
Sections 2 and 11, Township 12, and that
portion of Section 35, Township 10, Kootenay
District, lying North of the C. P. R. right
of way and West of the E. & N. Railway
right of way in order that a sale of the said
lands may be made to Henry L. Simons.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan 13 apl 13
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Armoury, Fernie, B.C.," will be received at this
office until 4-00 p.m., on Wednesday, January
24,   1912, for the work  mentioned.
Plans, specification and form of contract
can be seen and forms of tender obtained
at this Department on application to thc Caretaker of Dominion Public Building, Fernie,
B.C., and at the office of Mr. Wm. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on thc
printed forms supplied, aud signed with their
actual signatures, stating their occupations and
places of residence. In the ease of firms, the
actual signature, the nature of the occupation, and place of residence of each member
of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of thc Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent.
(10 p.c.) of the amount of thc tender, which
will be forfeited if the person tendering decline to enter into a contract when called
upon to do so, or fail to complete the work
contracted for, If the tender be not accepted
the cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to
accept  the  lowest   or  any  tender.
By  order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, December 26,  1911.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if *they insert it without authority;
from the  Department. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912
Dominion and Provincial
Fire in Kelowna
By a disastrous lire which occurred
at an early hour on Sunday morning,
the building and plant of the Kelowna Brewing Co., situated on the
west side of the lake, opposite Kelowna, was completely destroyed together with the stock of beer and
stout on hand. The outbreak was not
discovered until the flames had secured such a hold on the building
that nothing could be done to save
it, although Mr. Dimmock, the manager, and another man did all in their
power, and succeeded in saving two
small houses nearby. The cause of
the fire has not been ascertained.
The loss is approximately about
$10,000, with only $3,000 of insurance.
The industry was just beginning to
establish itself on a firm footing,
principally through the sale of the
stout, which was rapidly becoming
popular, and the shareholders have
experienced hard luck in suffering
such a heavy loss. A meeting of the
Company will be held at an early
date to decide on the feasibility of
More Money for Roads
Hon. Thomas Taylor, who has recently made a trip to Revelstoke,
Golden and Kamloops, has given his
opinion that the amount to be asked
from the legislature this session for
roads in the province will be considerably larger than was voted last
year. . . "Last year," said Mr. Taylor, "the estimated revenue of the province was seven millions, and the
government figured to spend it all, being of opinion that it is not. wise
policy to keep a surplus when there
is so much that requires to be done
in the way of development. As it
happened, however, our estimates of
revenue were below the mark, and
the actual revenue for the year will
be in the neighborhood of $10,000,-
000. This will put us in a position to
do much more next year, and I would
not be surprised if the expenditure on
roads would be increased by two million dollars, but that, of course, is for
the legislature to say."
Tulameen Platinum
According to statements of officers
of the British Columbia Platinum
Co., Ltd., with head offices in this
city, platinum on their property at
the Tulameen river at Slate Creek
in the Similkameen district in this
province. From samples of ore sent
to the Department of Mines at Ottawa the government's chemist has
made a report on his analysis to the
effect that the assay of the material
was found to contain per ton of
2000 lbs. of concentrates, platinum
at the rate of 521.57 ozs., osmiridium
at the rate of 58.82 ozs.,; gold at the
rate of 75.82 ozs. and silver in a very
small quantity. As the standard
prices of platinum, osmiridium and
gold are $46, $64 and $20 per oz., respectively, it means that this would
yield about $30,000 to the ton of concentrates. To obtain a ton of concentrates it is necessary to sift about
15 tons of platiniferous, and auriferous black sand.
Reorganization Will Be Delayed
Hon. Martin Burrell, minister of
agriculture, says it is very doubtful
if the reorganization of the agricultural department about which there
has been so much discussion in the
papers will come this session. The
minister will wait till the report of
the civil service commissioners is received. They will investigate this department like all other departments
and will make recommendations to
the government as to the most businesslike way of handling the department. In the meantime any changes
which will be made will be of a
minor nature.
No Panama Exhibit
The provincial executive has decided that British Columbia as a province will not undertake the preparation of an exhibit for the Panama ex
hibition to be held in San Francisco
in 1915. Instead, strong representations will be made to the Dominion
government that steps be taken to
arrange for a thoroughly adequate
Canadian representation. If a decision in this regard is reached by the
Dominion, British Columbia will cordially co-operate in every possible
way in order that the very best possible display may be made of the resources and characteristic products of
this province.
To Gladden Roosevelt
The rapid growth of British Columbia in population, synchronizing
with the rapid development of varied
industries in all parts of the province,
is nowhere more effectively illustrated than in the greatly enhanced demand for school accommodation
throughout British Columbia, which
has presented itself during the just
ended year. Reports to the department of education show that the registered school attendance increased
by upwards of five thousand or more
than 10 per cent, during 1911—a record without precedent in the history of British Columbia.
Oil As Fuel
Oil is now being used as fuel on
some of the C. P. R. locomotives
running between Laggan and Kamloops. It is also said that in this
connection circular tanks of rivetted
steel boiler plate with a capacity of
200,000 gallons will be built on the
Shuswap and Mountain divisions of
the first section of the B. C. division
at Field, Golden, Roger's Pass, Revelstoke, Sicamous Junction, Notch
Hill and Kamloops. The only change
necessary in the locomotives will be
the insertion of jet burners in the
fire boxes. The tenders will be
changed to hold oil instead of coal.
A Canadian Ensign
The government has decided upon
a flag for the Canadian navy, and a
description of the bunting has been
published in the Canada Gazette. The
order is made that "All ships of the
Royal Canadian navy shall fly at their
stern the White Ensign as a symbol
of the authority of the crown, and
at the jackstaff the distinctive flag
of the Dominion of Canada, such distinctive flag being a Blue Ensign
with the arms of the Dominion inserted in the fly. A wliite pennant
will be flown at the masthead."
Not All  Coldwater
Murdock Mclntyre is having some
extensive alterations made at the
Coldwater Hotel. A corner of the
dining-room is being taken off to
build an office, thus increasing the
room available in the vestibule. A
large mirror will be hung on the wall
facing the doorway. A rack will be
fixed up in the office for keys and
mail for the guests. When complete
this will be a great improvement, for
under the old conditions guests coming in to register were very much
Municipal  Street  Railway Profitable
Though complete returns are not
yet in, nevertheless it is known that
the Calgary street railway, owned by
the city, made a profit over everything of $125,000. The street railway
pays interest on its investment, sinking fund, taxes and every other
charge that a private company ever
is called on to pay, and yet the profit is $125,000.
Cold at Hazelton
During the cold snap there was
great scramble for wood. So many
people had waited for the snow before getting in the winter's supply
hoping that the price would come
down, as $12 per cord is going to
the extreme. The price is now down
to $8 and $10.
Gay in Chilliwack
The Christinas dance given at Mr.
Anderson's last evening was one of
the largest and most delightful social
gatherings held here for a long time.
There were a score of visitors from
Hope and many more from other
points up and down the valley. Music
was furnished by Miss Murphy, the
Misses Hicks, Messrs. Nelson and
others. The festivities did not end
till seven the next morning.
Regulate Uniformly
There are possibly fifty villages in
B. C. incorporated as cities, having
an average population of about 500,
and many of them bankrupt. These
have local police and license commissioners, while unincorporated places
of equal importance have the conduct of their hotels dependent upon
the whims of a country constable
who, whether he is intelligent or not,
is compelled to run on the regulation rails in the regulation coach.
These Alberta Towns Now Have
Train Service
The Canadian Northern line between Stettler and Drumheller, 70
miles, is now open and will have a
bi-weekly service south on Tuesdays
and Thursdays, and north on Wednesdays and Fridays. The towns on
the line are Warden, Fenn, Big Valley, Scollard, Rumsey, Rowley, Mor-
rin, Munson and Drumheller.
-Nicola coal is selling at $10 per
ton, and Pennsylvania hard at $18.50
at Kelowna.—Merritt Herald.
Life and Mrs. Atherton
on Mrs. Pankhurst
Come to stay, Mrs. Atherton? If
they are come to stay in the United
States, won't they please take out
papers and assume the responsibilities of citizenship in this country,
whose laws they practise to amend?
If they have come to stay at home,
we applaud that conclusion. If things
go so ill with women in England,
England would seem to be the place
for these militant ladies. In our
opinion they will do no good in this
country even to the cause they advocate. Christabel with her bricks
breaking windows in Fifth Avenue
would not help the Votes for Women
movement here, and we question
whether Mrs. Emmeline, with the
lurid shade of militancy behind her,
is really helpful to disabuse American minds of disinclination, toward
woman suffrage. Surely you, Mrs.
Atherton, would be more effectively
persuasive to Americans.
But if "Life" has made a misstatement about Mrs. Pankhurst, of
course it will set it right. Speaking,
admittedly from hearsay and belief,
it said she was "a hired agitator from
London, employed by affluent women." She is an agitator; she is
from London or thereabouts. We
took it for granted that she was employed by American militant suffragists to work in their field. Some
of the most conspicuous of them afe
affluent women. If we have your assurance, Mrs. Atherton, that the activities of the Pankhursts in this
country are not financed by American suffragists, but exclusively by
British contributors to the Women's
Social and Political Union, of Manchester, England, we shall. be glad
to make so interesting a fact as public as we can, our own former supposition to the contrary notwithstanding. But if it is true, it is not
creditable to the American suffragists,
who seem to have plenty of money,
and ought to pay liberally for all the
made-in-England hob raised in what
they consider their behalf.
We had hoped Mrs. Pankhurst was
an example of the woman worker
who was not underpaid. We shall
part from that supposition with reluctance. Somebody said she got
$500 for a speech in Louisville. We
hoped it was true. It was little
enough, all things considered, though
it seems to be fairly debatable
whether the speech helped the cause.
We are heartily in favour of women
being paid what they cam in so far
as the circumstances of society can
afford the payments.—The Editors of
[In view of Thc Week's attitude
towards Mrs. Pankhurst our readers
will appreciate the above.—Editor
Every Woman Will Eventually
Vote for GOLD DUST
Every woman in this broad land should have her rights
—should do less work—should use more GOLD DUST.
The woman who now uses GOLD DUST perhaps
limits its use to one or two things—washing dishes or
cleaning floors. She should extend its aid to every form
of household cleaning. (See package for the hundred and
one things it's good for.)
The woman who doesn't use GOLD DUST is in a sad
way. She is doing more work, and making it harder far,
than is necessary. GOLD DUST will relieve her of all
the hard part of rubbing and scrubbing because it will do
that part of the task itself, and leave her time for other of
her manifold duties.
Buy   a package   of
GOLD   DUST   today,        	
and learn why every ^ =~~~>W^__W'7J?\>>>
woman will eventually (^JB~/ ~^^^_\w^))
vote for it.
GOLD DUST is sold in
lOo size and large pacK-
ages. The large package
offers greater economy.
do Qour work"
Made by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY,   -   -
Makers of FAIRY SOAP, the oval cake.
What you want, the way you want it
Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.    Do not forget—We always
keep on hand guaranteed
New Laid Eggs.
The TEA KETTLE   n» douglas st.
MISS M. WOOLDRIDGE, Proprietress        Opposite the Victoria Theatre
Canadian Highway
At the lirst meeting of the Victoria
Real Estate Exchange this body,
which, though a new one, represents
the Capital City's most important
business interests, passed the following resolutions in favour of the Canadian Highway:
"Resolved, That this Exchange
strongly supports the project of a
Canadian highway extending from
Halifax, N.S., to Alberni, Vancouver
Island, and urges the Dominion Government to grant financial assistance
to the various provinces through
which this highway will pass; a copy
of the resolution to be forwarded to
the Hon. R. L. Borden, the Minister
of Public Works, at Ottawa, and also
to Mr. G. H. Barnard, M.P."
"Resolved, That this Exchange
strongly supports the project of a
Canadian highway and urges the Provincial Government to hasten thc
construction between Alberni and the
eastern boundary of thc Province,
and particularly to push work over
the Hope Mountains; that this Exchange has noticed the work already
done by the Provincial Government
in linking together the various portions of B. C. section of thc Canadian
highway, such as the construction of
the great bridge over the Columbia
River at Trail, the exhaustive survey
of the route over the Hope Mountains, and similar work all along thc
British Columbia section of the
route; that this Exchange will support the Provincial Government in
the adoption of a policy that will lead
to the early completion of the Canadian highway across the Province;
also that copies of this resolution be
forwarded to the Hon. Richard McBride, Hon. Thos. Taylor and also to
various members of Victoria City."
Nurse Girl—"Oh, ma'am, what shall I do?
The twins havc fallen down thc well."
Fond Parent—"Dear me, how very annoying!    Just go into tho library—very quietly,
Can't afford
to trifle with
Take a course of
and protect yourself from
TROUBLES. It is so scientifically prepared that even children
can take it readily. It will cure
that long standing cough by
strengthening the chest, when
ordinary   cough   mixtures   fail.
$1.00 per Bottle
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
Roy's   Art   Glau   Worki   and   Store
915 Pandora St.,   Victoria, B. C.
Albert F. Roy
Over   thirty   yean'   experience   in
Art  Glaii
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored Lead
for   Churches,   Schools,   Public   Buildings and private Dwellings.   Plain and
Fancy Glass Sold.   Sashes Glased by
Contract.    Estimates   free.    Phone 594
so as not to disturb Fido—and get the last
number of the Modern Mother's Magazine; it
contains an article on 'How to Urinjj up
Children'." 10
Mr. J. H. Senkler, Vancouver, is a
guest at the Empress.
* *   *
Mr. Dick Mainguy has been staying in Victoria.
* *   +
Miss  Edith  Stewart is a guest in
the city from Vancouver, B.C.
* *    *
Mrs. E. Wark has been spending
thc past week with friends in Vancouver.
* *    *
Chief Justice and Mrs. Hunter
were guests in Vancouver for a few
clays last week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. . O. Alexander, Vancouver, were guests recently at the
Empress Hotel.
* #   *
Mr. William Russell, from Ladysmith, was a guest in the city during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. W. 0. Wood and Mrs. O.
Cameron of Vancouver, have been*
spending a few clays in the city.
* *   *
Mr. ancl Mrs. J. W. Spencer, of
Vancouver, and Mr. and Mrs. R.
Spender from Edmonton, are staying
at the Empress.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Barrington of
Thetis   Island  are   enjoying  a  short
visit in the city.
* *   *
Mr. W. H. Gardiner, Vancouver, is
among the guests at the Empress
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Knox, from
Duncan, B.C., were guests at the
Dominion Hotel, during the week.
•»*.    ._)_      *fc
Mr. C. G. Moon, Vancouver, was
registered at the Empress Hotel during the week.
* *   *
Mr. H. T. Revenhill, Shawnigan
Lake, was among the week-end
visitors to the city during the week.
* *   *
Mr. David Edwards of this city,
has returned from a brief visit to
Mr. and Mrs. F. Buscombe, of Vancouver,   have   been   spending   a   few
days in Victoria.
* *   *
Hon. J. D. Macdonald, accompanied
by   Mrs.  Macdonald  left  during  the
week for Ottawa.
* *   *
Mrs. F. S. Hussey from Vancouver, is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Wm. Monteith, Lampson Street.
* *   *
Mr. P. J. Webb, from Antigonish,
N.S.,  is registered at the  Dominion
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Elmer,
from Seattle, have arrived in the city
and   intend  visiting  here  for  a  few
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. Carson, Seattle,
were recent guests at the Empress
Uf     j|c      jf
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hall have gone
to New Westminster where they intend  to reside.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Hughes from
Calgaiy were registered at the Dominion Hotel, during tiie week.
* *   *
Mr. W. Martin Griffin, from Vancouver, was in Victoria for a few
days   this  week   and   was  registered
at the  Empress.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Jukes and thc Misses
Jukes, who have been enjoying a
holiday at Oak Bay, have returned
to their home in Vancouver.
* *   *
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stewart, who
were married recently in Crookston,
Minn., arrived in Victoria last week
and have taken up their residence for
the present with Mr. Stewart's parents, at Huntingdon Cottage, Victoria West.
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Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Stone of Astoria, Oregon, arrived in the city
during the week from the South.
Mr. H. Allen and Miss Ida Allen
from  Calgary,  are registered at the
Empress Hotel.
* *   *
■ Arrangements have been made for
a United Charity Ball to bc held by
the Knights of Columbus, assisted
by members of the Royal Jubilee
Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and
the Anti-Tuberculosis Society, to
which    organizations    the    proceeds
will be devoted, on Wednesday evening,  January 24th,  in  the  Alexandra
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Miss Constance Millward and Mr.
Walter Maycock of Victoria, formerly of Manchester, England, and Oxford, Eng., respectively.
* *    *
The marriage was celebrated recently at St. Paul's church, Victoria
West, of Mr. Donald MacRae and
Miss Mabel M. Wells, both of Vancouver, B.C. On thc return from
their honeymoon to the West Coast,
they will take up their residence in
Vancouver. The Rev. D. MacRae,
D.D., performed the'marriage service.
Last evening His Honour the
Lieutenant-Governor gave the customary formal dinner to Premier McBride and the members of his cabinet; Mr. H. C. Brewster, M.P.P"
leader of His Majesty's loyal Opposition; members of the Supreme Judiciary of the Province; Commander
Hose, of H.M.C.S. Rainbow, Col.
Wadmore, D.O.C., and Lieut.-Col.
Currie, commanding the Fifth Regiment.
* *   *
The marriage was celebrated on
December 28th at the parish church,
Sway, Hampshire, England, of Dr.
T. G. Longstaff, eldest son of Lieut.-
Col. Longstaff of Wimbledon, ancl
Miss Dora Scott, third daughter of
Mr. Bernard Scott of Kettlethorns,
Sway and Bournemouth. Dr. Long-
staff is a very well known mountaineer. He visited British Columbia last summer and made a trip to
Alaska, and his marriage will be of
great interest to a great many people
of this country.
* *   *
Miss R. McKenzie was hostess recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Blackburn, "Ostaig," Salt Spring
Island, of a most enjoyable dance.
The dancing room was beautifully
decorated for the occasion with
masses of greenery and flowers. The
local musicians supplied an excellent programme of music for the
evening and Mr, John Sparrow ably
undertook the duties of floor manager. Later in the evening a buffett
supper was served, dainty tables being placed about the supper room.
About fifty couples were present and
a most enjoyable time was spent by
all present.
* *   *
On Saturday afternoon, January
13th, Mrs. Herbert Carmichael, Oak
Bay, entertained a number of her
friends *at bridge in honour of Mrs.
A. E. C. Studd, who has been staying
with her. The tea-table was daintily
decorated with pale pink carnations
and white narcissus. The first prize
for bridge was won by Mrs. Griffith and" the 2nd for Auction bridge
by Mrs. Heisterman. Among the
Mrs. Gaudin, Mrs. C. E. Pooley, Mrs.
Blackwood, Mrs. R. Heyland, Mrs.
King, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. Tye, Mrs.
Pearse, Mrs. Rant, Mrs. Savage, Miss
Phipps, Mrs. Pearse, Mrs. Heisterman, Miss Blackwood, Mrs. Arthur
Coles, Mrs. Matson, Mrs. Griffith,
Mrs. Brett, Miss Newcombe, Mrs. W.
S. Gore, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs.
Griffiths and others.
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Agatha Nash,
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Holdsworth Nash, of 664 Battery
Street, and Mr. Charles Cummings
Raven, inspector of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police at Edson, Alta.,
was celebrated on Monday last at
9.30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, the
Rev. E. G. Miller officiating. The
wedding was a very quiet one, owing
to illness in the home of the bride.
The bride was given away by her
father and wore a smart white serge
tailored suit with an old rose beaver
hat and handsome set of mink furs,
this and a beautiful amethyst and
pearl pendant'being the gift of the
groom. At the close of the ceremony
a quiet breakfast was served at the
residence of the bride's parents, after
which the bride ancl groom left on
the 2.15 boat for San Francisco,
where they will spend their honeymoon. They will later take up their
residence in Edson. The bride, who
is very well known in this city, was
the recipient of a la.ge number of
handsome and costly gifts.
Character by Handwriting
The Editor of The Week wishes
to call special attention to this Department, which is conducted by an
English gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
high attainments. Character reading
from hand-writing is a scientific
study, entirely devoid of charlatanibm
and is possibly the most reliable index of all, because hand-writing records the development of character,
and its index is not confined to natural traits. It is an interesting
study, not merely in enabling us to
see ourselves as others see us, but
may be turned to important account
in submitting the hand-writing of persons with whom we have business relations. Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
it is only a reasonable precaution to
learn all that the chirographist can
tell us. Before deciding to institute
this Department the Editor of The
Week imposed the severest tests, submitting the hand-writing of well-
known persons entirely unknown to
the gentleman conducting this Department, who is a stranger to Victoria and a recent arrival. He is prepared to guarantee absolute accuracy
and hopes that the readers of The
Week will avail themselves of what
is a genuine privilege.
1. All persons wishing to consult
"Tau" must enclose a specimen of
hand-writing, consisting of not less
than six lines written in ink on unruled paper. A portion of a letter is
much better than copied matter. It
may be signed with their own name
or not, but there must be an initial
or nom-de-plume to identify the
answer, which will appear in the next
issue of The Week.
2. Each specimen of hand-writing
must be accompanied by a P. O. for
50  cents.    Stamps  will   not  be   ac
cepted, and the outside of the envelope should be indited "Hand-writing."   Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
A. C, VANCOUVER—Thank you for yonr
good wishes, may I reciprocate? As lo your
character, the following remarks are based
on the assumption that you write with the
right hand; your style so resembles that
adopted by left-handed writers. I find self-
esteem and egotism, jealousy and selfishness,
but none of them are decided. Impulsiveness yet caution are both indicated. You arc
stingy in some things, yet you waste in
others. You are more pessimistic than hopeful and sometimes you are very despondent.
You should design or draw well, your memory
is good, you are methodical and painstaking.
There is a certain weakness in your character whieh no doubt you are aware of. You
arc a good companion, affectionate and loyal,
and you endeavour to do your duty. Inconsistency is vayuely indicated. You have a
fair head for figures, a clear sense of right
and wrong, and you arc just aud straightforward.
GROAT—Thank you, I judge you as follows : You have a nice appreciation of art
and you arc slightly skilled yourself, probably
in music. Fair taste in dress. You are refined but somewhat blunt and inconsiderate,
and although affectionate it is with a good
deal of quiet reserve. Your will is good, you
are unselfish though a bit egotistical; moral
sense is high but you arc not very reliable.
Either your energy or your ambition is poor,
possibly both; you prefer town to country
life and emphatically your otium cum dignitate
to plain "pork and beans." Though precise
you are untidy, though you havc method you
lack mathematics. Your nature is not very
sanguine, you arc fond of children and you
are  somewhat jealous.
S. B. A.—Thank you for your quotations,
in return here is your character: I see no
special trait dominating thc others. You prefer a sedentary to an active life, you arc
careful, not extravagant, and you lack both
sustained energy and ambition. Your sense
of humour is refined but pronounced, and you
are not unduly critical, whilst you havc both
imagination and observation. For short
periods you work hard; you arc more suited
for mental than manual labour, and you have
a good clear head but you lack enough energy
to do big things. On the whole you are
optimistic but not credulous.    Affection, char-
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Phones 2235,   2236,   2237, 2238,   2239
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Courts of Revision
Revision, 1912, Assessment Rolx
NOTICE is hereby given that a Court of Revision and
Appeal, under the provisions of the "Assessment Act, 1903," for
Esquimalt District, will be held at Price's Hotel, Parsons Bridge,
on Monday, January 29th, 1912, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
For Victoria City, of the above district, will be held at the
Assessor's Office, Parliament Buildings, on Tuesday, January
30th, 1912, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated at Victoria, 10th January, 1912.
Thos. S. Futcher,
jan. 13 Judge of thc Court of Revision and Appeal.
ity, justice and common-sense arc all clearly
expressed. Your will-power is indicisive;
when you ought to be firm you often give
way and vice versa, quite against your better
G. M. C.—Tliis specimen is so small and is
also written in pencil, and I fear I can see
hut little. Artistic in feeling the writer is
hasty and impulsive, the will is not very
strong and inconsistency is marked. Although
both logical and methodical, neatness is lacking, also accuracy. Strict sense of truth is
doubtful. Affectionate in disposition, unselfish yet somewhat opinionated. A longer
specimen in ink should be sent to me if full
and accurate results arc required.
R. A. P.—I am always just and I endeavour to be merciful. Here are all your qualities as I see them. You have undeveloped
artistic taste, cultivate it. You arc neat and
precise with a good business head and commercial aptitude. Your temper is hot and
hasty but you quickly forgive and forget,
you are not sullen. You are careful with
money, saving and generally economical, but
you can spend lavishly at times. Moral sense
fair, outspoken and candid you lack tact
though you have caution. You value the approbation of others, your sense of honour is
rather weak, also your sense of justice. Jealousy and violent affection are both indicated.
You have a keen and broad sense of humour,
you prefer outdoor to indoor life and work,
and you are capable and clever with your
SIMPLETON—Musical taste is shown in
your writing. Youi sense of humour too, is
well marked, you are a bright and cheerful
companion with an affectionate disposition.
You should be a good shot and fond of outdoor sports. Rather free with money, inclined indeed to improvidence. You have
fairly good business abilities, you arc not a
good organiser but a conscientious and industrious worker. Ambition is fair, will-power
not very strong. You are rather self-conscious. You arc fond of reading light literature but you avoid anything "heavy." Not
inclined to jealousy.
same to you and many of them; your first
Christmas here, I believe? On tbe whole
you are optimistic with a good taste iu most
things. You have an all-round artistic sense,
an appreciation of good paintings, scenery,
etc. Your standard in these respects is distinctly high. You are somewhat inclined to
untidiness and you lack accuracy, mathematics are not your strong point. Fair, not
excessive, energy and some ambition. Whilst
fond of literature you also enjoy sport of all
kinds you are cheerful and bright. Temper
is uncertain, moral feeling is good. Not much
observation but some imagination. Slight tendency to jealousy, independent   n opinion.
A. B. Ci—Here is your character. Your
artistic   feeling   is   undeveloped,   but   is   dis
tinctly present. You are hasty, impulsive and
eager; with a good opinion of yourself, you
disdain to take a back seat. You are accurate and methodical but should be more observant. Imagination is somewhat poor, and
you are not as candid and as truthful as you
might be, nor are you always reliable. Good
sense of honour, affectionate and lively disposition. Do not pose too much. You are
a capable and good worker with your hands,
with plenty of energy, you are not lazy.
Rather inclined to sarcasm, and you hold
cynical views on many things.
E. M. C.—I have not much to work on
but a letter is so much better than a mere
copied quotation. You have a refined literary artistic nature. With no very prominent
trait all the usual points are normally developed. Affectionate, cheerful antl bright, you
arc a pleasant companion. You have a discriminating taste in dress, furnishing, and the
domestic arts. Your sense of honour and
religious feeling is high. You are a kind if
candid critic, tactful and careful of the susceptibilities of other people. Inconsistency is
yours and your temper is uncertain, apt to be
roused at mere trifles; you bear no malice,
however, npr are you a scandalmonger, preferring to think tbe best of others. Your
will is not very strong, ami generally you
trouble more about the petty details than
broad aspects. You are business-like with
common sense and method. Usually sanguine
and  inclined to hazard  or  speculate.
-The following letter has been received by Mr. Dumbleton and is published  at his request:
Ottawa, Jan. 12, 1912.
Alan S. Dumbleton, Esq.,
Victoria, B.C.
My dear Dumbleton,—
I have yours of the 20th tilt., enclosing petition, asking for the prohibition of catching fish for market
purpose in the waters of the Saanich
Inlet, except by the Indians. I need
scarcely say that the position taken
by the petitioners has my heartiest
support, and I will do everything I
can to see that their wishes are carried into effect.
Yours truly,
Granby Ore Shipments
It The Granby ore shipments from
lthe mines at Phoenix to the smelter
Jin this city are now approaching the
lold-time figures and keeping both the
Jrailway companies busy, the daily
Jshipments being close to 3000 tons.
|Two double-header ore trains are
Jnow being operated every second day
■by the Great Northern, a single and
Jdouble-header being operated the alternate days, handling an average of
J38 cars every 24 hours. The C. P.
IR. is running one ore train a day,
|handling about  19 cars.
Coke is now arriving at the Granby smelter in substantial quantities
from the collieries of the Crows Nest
3ass Coal & Coke company, and six
af the eight furnaces at the reduction works are being run at full blast.
The company is now testing the new
llag granulating system which was
Installed last summer, but it may be
Iome days before it will be put into
Tegular operation.
Stewartites Greet New Year
Typical of the spirit of the north
lhe New Year was greeted with a fu-
lilade    of   revolver   shots   and   the
langing  of  the  fire  alarm  bell.    A
foterie   of   Stewart   "live   ones"  had
foregathered at the  fire hall shortly
before midnight and with Mining Recorder John Conway, as official time-
Ikeeper, impatiently sped the passing
Iminutes of 1911.   At midnight the bell
■tolled twelve strokes announcing the
■advent of the New Year, the air re-
Jsounded with  the  sharp  staccato  of
(automatics, and together with revolver  shots, the tooting of horns and
Iringing of bells, awakened the echoes
Ief   the   still   valley   and   waters   till
Jevery slumbering inhabitant was ful-
|ly   cognizant   that   a   new  year   had
dawned.   The fire hall was the scene
■of  the  utmost  merriment  and  com-
Iradie as Fire Chief W. R. Smith and
[Captain  J.  W.   Esplin  had  provided
[music and good cheer to those assem-
[bled to usher in  1912.    It was long
[past  three   o'clock   before   the   staid
I citizen turned wearily on his pillow to
seek rest from the din and noises, for
the party were intent on carrying out
that time honoured custom of being
'lirst  footers."
Hedley Gazette Pokes Fun
Isn't it funny that a rancher who
■■_-ets here in B. C. three times as much
as he could get in Ontario or Nova
Scotia for a dozen of eggs, a pound
of butter, a bushel of potatoes or a
box of apples or plums and wants
besides 5 or 10 cents more than the
top notch price that things are selling at, will kick at giving $2.00 a year
for the local paper because he used
to "get the local paper back home for
a dollar"? That kind of settler for
B. C. is the kind we would all be
happy to do without and real estate
boosters will confer a favour on
everybody concerned if they will
leave them sitting right where they
are instead of trying to induce them
to come to B. C.
Teachers are Scarce
In Kamloops at the present time
there is a great demand for teachers
for city schools. Men and women
who have the required certificates
and qualifications arc, it is said, able
to find employment any time. The
school law very clearly defines what
the qualifications must be and unless
these arc satisfied in all respects the
candidates for the positions are not
accepted. Teachers are being drawn
from every part of the Dominion for
the reason that there are not enough
in the province of British Columbia
to take the positions. At the present time the shortage is very acute
as the major portion of the teachers
of the country are already engaged by
schools elsewhere.
Coal Syndicate Was Organized
The B. C. Brokerage have completed thc organization of another
syndicate which will start in next
spring to develop a piece of thc
Ground Hog Coalfields. It will operate  under  the   name   of the  Upper
Skeena Anthracite Syndicate. They
have twenty claims and development
work will be done on all of them.
Those interested in the company are
all eastern capitalists and they have
the funds ready for operation. This
makes live companies now organized
that will operate this year at Ground
Hog and there is every indication
that at least three more will be organized in the near future. Thus, it
will be realized, great things are
planned for Ground Hog in the
spring, and this district will receive
the largest share of the supplying
business as there is no other way into
the coalfields except up the Skeena
from Hazelton.
Coal Operators Meet
The fifth annual meeting of the
Western Coal Operators' Association was held in Fernie recently,
those present being: Lewis Stockett,
president, Hosmer; P. L. Nansmith,
vice-president, Lethbridge; W. L. McNeil, Commissioner, Calgary; O. E.
Whiteside Coleman; W. L. Hamilton,
Passburg; L. A. Campbell, Spokane;
James Findlay, Maple Leaf Collieries; Wm. Maxwell, Lethbridge; J. J.
Morris, Canmore, /. W. Coulthard,
Blairmore; H. Given, Royal View
Collieries; J. C. Reid, Lethbridge;
John Brown, Hillcrest, and W. R.
Wilson. In the evening a sump sh
Continued Activity in Real Estate
The Coquitlam Terminal Company,
Ltd., and its allied Company, the Coquitlam Townsite Company, Ltd., report that there is no let up in the interest in Coquitlam. Last week's sales
of the two associated Companies,
which between them control about 85
per cent, of the land adjacent to the
railway terminals, reached, considering the geographical location of the
purchaser, from California to Quebec
and across to England. The largest
individual sale made during the week
was to a gentleman from the interior
of British Columbia, who bought n
$1,000 lots on Sixteenth Avenue in
the business district. Mr. Sangster,
of Trenton, Ontario, bought four
!*.,ooo lots on Langan Avenue.
Hard on the Birds
The prolonged period of snow
throughout the valley will have a severe effect upon the game birds, and
the members of the Chilliwack Protection Association earnestly requests
that every protection given them,
particularly the pheasants, which are
more helpless than the others in times
of snow. A little feed scattered out
where they can get it will perhaps
do more good than anything else
towards sustaining what is now one
of Chilliwack's principal sporting
Another $500 For Publicity Scheme
Only a week ago we published the
news that a well-known resident of
the district who desires nothing better than to see a greater Nanaimo,
had promised to donate $500 towards
the publicity scheme of the Board of
Trade. Today we are informed that
another public-spirited citizen will
offer a similar amount, both contributions, however bearing the condition that the remaining $9,000 be
forthcoming from other sources, so
as to make up thc total $10,000 required by the Board of Trade.
The Lid Is On
Thc lid has been put on in Dawson
City and the easy game of the tin
horn and the shyster has stopped.
The Mounted Police have given
warning and the judge gave a big
bunch a heavy sentence and a warning to the next lot that they would
fare worse. This means that the
easy living, and undesirable population of Dawson must hunt other pastures and find new flocks. It is not
hard to guess where some of them
will head for as they prefer prosperous mining camps and new towns.
$718 Average Price for Human Life
Revenue Returns for Nanaimo
The revenue for the fiscal year as
.shown by the provincial accounts,
shows a total of nearly $10,500,000,
the expenditures being estimated at
over eight millions , a big increase
over previous years.    Substantial has
been the growth of B. C, the satisfactory showing of finances indicating rapid progress and prosperity.
Analysis by district shows Nanaimo
revenue to  be  $157,769.
Laid at Rest
The funeral of the late Manuel Bar-
cello took place on Friday last from
Richter's Hall where the remains
had been taken to await the burial
service which was conducted by Rev.
Father Conant, of Kamloops. Iirter-
ment took place in the Keremeos
cemetery and the pall-bearers were
Frank Surprise, H. Conkling, Charlie
Richter, Pete Bromley, R. L. Cawston and Bertie Allison.
Nickle Plate Smelter
General Superintendent G. P. Jones,
having long ago beaten the biggest
records of all previous managers
must now turn in to beat his own
and last month they apparently did it
clean and slick. The tonnage of ore
mined and milled for the month was
5514 tons against 5340 which they
mined and treated in November.
Cumberland News
A quiet wedding took place at the
Methodist parsonage, Tuesday evening when Mr. G. H. Hawse, of Mc-
Leod's store, and Miss Bessie Hann,
recently from Wesleyville, Newfoundland, were united in the happy
bonds of wedlock. The heartiest of
good wishes are extended to the
young couple for a happy life.
In the Matter of an Application for a Fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 1727, Victoria
City,   British  Columbia.
NOTICE js hereby given of my intention,
at   the   expiration   of   one   calendar   month
from   the   first   publication   hereof,   to   issue
a   fresh   Certificate   of   Title   in   lieu   of   thc
Certificate   of   Title  issued   to   Charles   Cameron on the   12th of   November,   1882,   ancl
numbered   41G5A,   which   has   been   lost   or
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
B.C., this nth day of January, A.D., 1912.
Registrar-General   of  Titles.
Jan. 13 fell. 10
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Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
and should be removed. He is said
to be a good Conservative, whicii
leaves him the less excuse for being
a poor inspector.
* ' *   *
That  none  are  so  blind, as  those
who won't see.
* *   *
That the easiest way to obtain
liquor  in  Victoria  is  to  become  an
* *   *
That this is not what was contemplated by the Provincial act, and the
Attorney-General's attention is respectfully  directed   to  it.
* if     *
That if it is intended to abolish
road-houses a start should be made
iri the vicinity of Victoria—and the
sooner the better.
That an enterprising city official is
making au innovation by docking the
salaries of his department on public
* *   *
That there are better ways, if none
easier, of achieving fame.
That the new management at the
Westholme Hotel is making a good
* *   *
That Mr. Sword comes from the
St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco with
a first-class record.
That Smith's Hill Reservoir is still
undergoing repairs, and Chief Davis
has barred fires until the work is
* *   *
That the scare about increased telephone rates was all worked up by the
naughty newspapers; the company
has no intention of raising the
* *   *
That it is a question whicii was the
That  there  is  only  one   street  inmore startled, the Board of Trade or
Victoria which should have its nameMr.  McMicking, when the  facts  be-
changed—Superior. came known.
*   *   * ■■-   -I,   *
That the City is supposed to have    That the V. A. D. C. does not want
a license inspector, but he is a farce any  more  free  advertising,  and   the
That in the new council there is
only one alderman who carries a
"chip" on his shoulder, and it is apt
to get knocked off pretty soon.
* *   *
That the Mayor has made a good
start, and those who know him believe he:is a stayer.
* *   *
That if Alderman Gleason knew
what people thought of his management of the Streets Committee last
year hc would cease to wonder at his
That no one doubts he did his best,
but as a chairman his name is "Mud."
* *   *
That it would take a great many
new bropmsi to sweep the streets of
Victoria 'clean.
* *   *
That it was very considerate of
Mr. Goward not to write his letter
to the papers before the civic elections.
* *   *
That his defense of the B. C. E. R,
does not cover those cases in which
work trains block the cars, obsolete
cars break down, and overloaded
cars leave disappointed passengers at
the street corners.
That the B. C. E. R. has found
another use for its cars, which might
be extended with advantage,—mud
committee would do well to notify
the press that all. authentic reports
are sent through the secretary.
* #   *
That Major Taylor is making good
progress with the rehearsing of
"Lady Winterton's Experiment,"
which will play at the Victoria Theatre on February 8th and 9th.
* #   *
That the ice hockey match at the
Arena yesterday was a "teaser," and
kept  2,500  people   on   the  tiptoe   of
* *   *
That the large increase in attendance must have been very gratifying
to the management.
* *   *
That the match was easily the best
yet played in the series, and showed
that the Victoria team is an all-star
* *   *
That the fastest and cleverest man
on the ice was Rowe.
* *   *
That there will be 3,000 at the next
match on Tuesday, and they will all
be rooters.
* *   *
That the Minister of Justice acted
promptly in the Bullock case, granting his release immediately he had
reviewed the evidence.    ■■■;
* *   »
That there was no influence used
on Bullock's behalf. He made his
own statement in writing and secured
his release off his own bat.
* *   *
That the last has not been heard of
the navy cases, but there will not be
another miscarriage of justice.
* *   *
That Parker Williams' attack on
the Premier discredits his intelligence
and his manhood.
* *   *
That no one suspected him of such
an intimate acquaintance with "Saskatchewan Indians."
* *   *
That he has read extensively in Socialist literature, but has never heard
of Lord Chesterfield.
That his manners are not unlike the
morals of Marcus Ordeyne—loose.
* *   *
That Ulster is getting excited, but
there will be no hurry until after
Winston Churchill's tour and then we
shall see—what we shall see.
* *   *
That the scion of the house of
Marlborough is a strange champion
of "Home Rule."
That if the provincial police could
hold up American vagrants at the international boundary line there would
be  no hold-ups in Vancouver.
* *   *
That living on an island is not without some advantages.
* *   *
That most of the undesirable immigrants who land here come on the
Seattle boat, and should be detected
* *   #
That if Victoria does not raise the
school teachers' stipend, they will all
gravitate to Vancouver.
* *   *
That in this prosperous province
the most important work is the worst
* *   *
That post-office and customs clerks
do not get even a living wage.
That nearly one-half of the provincial government employees have to
supplement their salaries with remittances.
* *   *
That this is one way in which a
public servant becomes a public benefactor.
That latest advices indicate that the
Women's Council of Vancouver was
stampeded into that notorious resolution against allowing Hindoo wives
to join their husbands.
That the exploitation was as usual
for political purposes.
* *   *
That ouly a pin-head would have
failed  to  see  that  this   has  nothing
to do with the subject, of Oriental
immigration.        *   *   *
That if Mr. Stevens, the member
for Vancouver, has the courage of his
convictions he will shoulder the
blame  for a  regrettable  "faux  pas.'
* *   *
That British films manufactured iii
London will shortly be exhibited in
British picture house in Victoria.
* *   *
That these films will form the best
antidote to the American atrocities
which sometimes find their way here
* *   *
That no smart dramatic critic has
mentioned that at the last performance of "Madame Butterfly" in Victoria the American Embassy in Japan floated the Union Jack—no doub
out of consideration for the suscep
tibilities of Victorians.
* *   *
That an incident like the abov
shows how obliging American man
agers can be when they try.
* *   *
That it is not recorded that th
box office receipts were swelled b
this timely concession.
* *   *
That    a local  divine    has anothe
guess coming when he says, "Th
humanitarian side will be reached b
women alone." He seems to forgt
that woman has always been "a sic
issue," and then, he has not rea
about the women of Vancouver an
the Hindoos.
* *   *
That Malini, the magician, may
"a short man," but conjuring is hi
"long suit," and he is a top-notcher *.i
That the Board of Trade fell lirti
a trap, very cleverly baited, whet
they endorsed P. H. Scullin.
* *   *
That the resolution was railroadei
through without proper consideration
or it would never have passed.
That "Industrial Peace Association" sounds well, but in actual prac
tise it means strife and strikes.
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Here is a List of the Articles
in each Room
China Cabinet—Early English finish. Four shelves
and mirror back.   Glass door and sides
Buffet—Early English finish. Top 22x52. British
bevel mirror 12x42. Two drawers at top. Large
linen drawers.   Two doors to cupboard
Extension Table—Early English finish. Six-foot
extension.   Round top.
Five Dining Chairs—Upholstered, leather seats.
Arm Diner, upholstered, leather seat.   -
Brussels Square—Size 9x9, pretty pattern.
This is the LAST Day
to Furnish Your Home Complete for
$300. Come and See these Beautifully
Furnished Rooms at this Special Price.
Three-Piece Parlor Suite—In mahogany finish. Upholstered seats.   Set consists of Settee, Parlor
Chair ancl Arm Chair.
. Two Parlor Chairs—With upholstered seats. Frame
in mahogany finish.
Parlor Table—Mahogany finish.
Parlor Cabinet—Mahogany finish.
Velvet Square—Size 9 x 12ft. 6 in., floral design.
Dresser—Golden  finish.    Top 20 x 36.    British
bevel mirror 18 x 36.   Two large drawers. Oval
shaped mirror.
Chiffonier—57in. high, 30in. wide, 18in. deep. Five
large drawers.
Wool Square—She 9 x 10ft. 6 in.
White Enamel Bed—Full size, 4ft. 6in., with brass
One Pair Wool Blankets
One Pair Flannelette Blankets
One Pair Pilloivs, complete
A Famous McLintock Down Quilt
Spring for Bed
Excelsior .Wool Top Mattress
Bedroom Table
Dressing Table
Arm Rocker—Cane seat
Bedroom Chair
Four Kitchen Chairs—Golden finish
Kitchen Table—With drawer
Kitchen Cabinet
Linioleum—Size 9 x 11
The More You
Spend, The
More You
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The Severest
Critics can find
no Fault with
our Goods


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