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1232 Government St. Tolophono 83
Vol. V.
One Dollar Per Annum
The    Hon.    William last  session,  which prolonged  it  to ders, B. placed a lender at cost price hand launch, and used it for three
The Songhees     Templeman complains such  an  unusual length.    The only whieh was  again  rejected  and  the years sold it to the Dominion Gov- The People's
Reserve.             that   the   Conserva- way in which the Premier can rescue firm subsequently discovered that A., eminent recently for more than they  Press.
tive  Press   has   not his  Government  from  the  dilemma who had received the contract every originally gave for it.    This by no
dealt  fairly  in   the  matter  of   the of   a   conviction is by arguing that* year,  was  actually paying more  to means completes the category of in-
Songliees   Reserve.   He   claims that  Ministers are not responsible for the outsiders for   tlie    goods   Hum the
he   is   nob  responsible-for the fact actions of their subordinates, a doe- amount  of B.'s  tender.      Then  B.
that that important matter is still "in  trine which may be convenient, but made an appeal to tlie Hon. William
statu quo," and in an address which which will never be accepted by the Templeman who promised "to look
requires six columns to report, he ex- supporters of constitutional Govern- into the matter."   He did look into  responsibility may safely be left in
plained to the public on Wednesday ment.   The AVeek proposes to give a the matter, but nothing resulted ex-  the bands of the electors.
evening what the Dominion Govern- concrete   illustration   of   something cept that for three years B. has not 	
ment bad done to bring about a set- which has happened in Victoria and even been permitted to tender, and
tlemeut of the question.   It is safe  leaves the public to judge how far the contract is given annually to A.  A Seat of
to say that Mr. Templeman's lengthy,  Sir Wilfrid or any other Member of without  competition.    Now  all  this  Learning,
laboured   and   involved   explanation his Government should bejield re- may be merely a matter of patron-
It must be conceded
that every section in
a community is entitled to ventilate its
views    through    the
cresting incidents which tend to il- uw"    sPeeia _
lustrate some of the disadvantages, medium   of   the Press   aud   if   its
from  the public standpoint,  of the leaders  consider that   their  special
mtronage system.    Tbe question of views requil.a ,m indepelldent orgau,
it is their privilege to have oue.   On
Ibis principle "The People's Press"
On Wednesday af- can justify ils publication, and al-
ternoon last Premier though it may hold extreme views
McBride laid the 011 certain subjects it must iu fair-
foundation stone of ness be conceded tbat tbo lirst issue
will only convince the electorate that sponsible in the premises.   The facts  age, but it is well that the public   University College near Mt. Tolmie. is a creditable production aud dis-
he and the Government which he represents have hopelessly muddled the
case, ancl when all tbe facts are considered it is by no means unfair to
say that the Minister must at leasj,
share   the   blame.   Mr. Templeman
claims   that   the   Government   made
what he calls "a generous offer" to
the Indians, and declares that up to
the present time it has been found
impossible   to   extract   a   statement
from tlie leaders or responsible beads
of the tribe as to whether they are
agreeable to transfer under the con-
1 ditions prescribed.   It is not to impute intentional disingenuousness to
Mr. Templeman to say that tbe latter
statement   is inconsistent    with the
facts, because it is well known that
the leaders of tbe Indians refused the
I offer    made    by    the    Government
1 through Mr. Pedley.   Mr. Templeman
declared that, in spite of the fact that
he has been steadily pressing for au
answer, the answer has been delayed
on one excuse or another, and "it is
still a ease of tomorrow with the In-
i dians."   Most people will agree that
a settlement of the question is still a
case, of "tomorrow" with Hie Government because    the   Indians have
i long stated definitely the terms upon
which they were willing t'o surrender
tbe Reserve, aud one of two tilings is
certain, either that their terms will
* have to be granted or that recourse
1 must be bad to legislation.   The ineffectiveness   of   Mr.   Templeman's
handling of the question is best demonstrated by the concluding sentences of his address when lie says:
"If the Songhees remain inactive or
refuse to  accept  the  Government's
offer, the ultimate alternative is the
amending of tbe Indian Act."   This
is a conclusion upon which there can
be no difference of opinion, but what
Mr. Templeman fails to appreciate is
that the electors blame him and bis
Government for remaining inactive so
long.    If the one alternative is as
stated, why delay tlie matter year after year to the enormous disadvantage
and loss of the city?    The fact of
the case is that tlie policy of the Government  has  been  characterized  in
this, as in many other vital matters,
by procrastination, and Mr. Templeman's six columns of explanation still
leaves    the    settlement    for    "tomorrow. ''
plays careful editing. Every city
would be the better for a paper devoted lo the moderate and reasonable
advocacy of reform measures. It
should never be forgotten, however,
that the usefulness and effectiveness
of such a publication depends entirely upon its reasonableness. Most
papers of the character of "The
People's Press" have bad a short
life because they have not been conducted upon this principle. Tho
People's Press may do much good and
become a power in the community if
it maintains the standard of its lirst
By the passing of
Mrs. Joan Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir,
Dunsmuir. Victoria loses one of
its most notable citizens. The deceased lady was little
known lo tbe present generation, but
in the pioneer days of Vancouver
Island she bore an important aud
conspicuous part. Her association
with those times, the strength of
character she displayed and tbe business acumen whicli made her a worthy
helpmeet to her husband, will always
entitle her to a niche in the local
Temple of fame. With her as with
many others, it is only at tlie moment
of removal we learn of tbe many
acts of charity and kindness which
were carefully screened from public
observation. Jlrs. Dunsmuir was
generally spoken of as a woman of
business; the testimony of many who
mourn her loss would tend to show
that this was only one phase of her
character. The name of Dunsmuir is
destined to be associated with the
fortunes of Vancouver Island for
many years to come, but few who*
bear tbe name now or hereafter will
have contributed more to ils significance and iiilluence.
The Cold Shoulder.
BRITISH COLUMBIA:—"Won't you come to the West, Sir Wilfrid?"
WILFY:—"Can't be bothered—er—I mean I regret to say that I have not get the time.'
A Concrete
In the pet paragraph
which   the   Victoria
": -    lnYlv "in  nre given to The Week and vouched should know just how this pet method The occasion was an interesting and
black  face 'type  at for by an official of one of the firms of rewarding  one's   political   sup- notable one, marking a distinct epoch
._, „.iuLnl nnln-mnq. the interested.  .In   Victoria   tl
The Colonist of Oct.
Prince Rupert 8th contained a para-
Lots, graph with reference
to lhe sale of G.T.P.
lots in Prince Rupert, the real significance of which may have escaped
notice. The despatch, whicli is an
authoritative one, stales that the G.
T. P. lots will nol be sold by public
auction but by private treaty, and
that the sale will take place in June
next, "tho greater part of the selling
probably being done in Montreal and
Toronto." The effect of tllis arrangement would be that three lots
,    i     i   . ils editorial columns the interested. ,m    victoria   there   aro porters works out    In the present in- in the history of higher education in           .                 .        Jd        M ^
die head of its oditoiwl f0l»ml,!>> r° two  0id  established  and highly  re- stance it lu1S resulte,! in the pla^ng A iclcirui.    The  gentlemen  connected      •'  .    .
following words occur:    1 am piouci table business houses let them be of a contract worth at least $20,000 with   this  college  arc  so  well  and
to say as a Liberal and as uie ueaa e__ _   .        _ __          .                                  __———___——_     —————
uu any *_ <■- -_la,_l_,l aallaa -"•—.  called A   nnd B    A. is notoriously  a year without competition, and at  favourably known Ihat there will bo
of the Government that although we ^          -r      .^^   Conservative,  prices in  excess of those at  which universal   satisfaction   felt   iu   the
had a session ot eight mourns ineio ■ ^ ^        fa .      {h_  ..[u)t[m. Hl.m wo„|(1 ]mve |K>(,„ „.|.„i to fj-uition of Iheir plans.   To no three
was never a charge brought against    __    .^. u, ......;.. "„...i u.  ■■_... ,.. a.    tt.. .- c '•' ■■■- -J—-" -1 •■-■-•--
the Government itself." This is a
quotation from Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
campaign speech. England once possessed an illustrious statesman who
was an adept iu the art of casuistry,
and when carried away by "the exuberance of his own verbosity" it was
not, easy to winnow the grain of truth
from the bushel of chaff. This .remark is not without pertinence in
connection with tbe above utterance
of Sir Wilfrid  Laurier.    It is cer-
only ones able to supply certain goods, supply the goods.   Up to four years men could the education and training
were called upon by the Conservative ago  it  was  possible   to   figure   out of boys be more safely confided than {,._.__.
Government at Ottawa once a year from the blue books just what  the lo the Rev. Mr. Boulton, Mr. Bar-
to tender for supplies.   It was a case loss to the country was, but when 1*5. nacle and Mr. Harvey.   For the first
time their flourishing establishment
will be suitably housed, and when the
splendid building which has been designed is completed, and the grounds
laid mil, Vietoria will possess eduoa-
of  fair   competition,    the   contract began to stir up the matter the Gov
either went to the lowest bidder or ernment ceased to publish the actual
was divided.    In no case was a de- prices in the blue book.   Perhaps a
eision  made upon political  or other mere coincidence but hardly an insig-
tlian business grounds.    Since 189(5 nicant one. Lest it should be thought
B. has not been  allowed to furnish that this statement of the case is at  tional facilities second to those of n
any  supplies  whatever.    For  some all  straining  the  point,  it  may  be city in Western Canada.    The prin-
yeiirs the firm tendered annually on added that in two important instances), eipals  have gathered  round  them  a
oi ou-  n uuiu "l"""1   ,?" ""Y_l. application from the Department, but at least,  inferior goods have been large circle of influential friends and
^^."•J^^^^JfTfl  never   received   an   order.     Getting supplied altogether unsuitable for'.he with the capable assistance of their
who would attempt  to jut, ity of ftlg and fea,.     ^ „.,., purpose for which they were required j pupulor   Bursar,  Capt.   Rous-Cullin.
Premier s statement m view  oi mi. m__—___________m ________________________________——^_ _________________________
rreraieis suiicuac*.  ■»■  "»••  «* »"-  u     „]„,.;„„ 0f the contract did not and in line with the same result,
Civil Service Commission s report and P    in\ccordal.cc with the ten-  Arm A. having purchased a sec
other serious disclosures during the   P1'
Birsar,   Capfl
the will  next  year enter on a term of
second- permanent prosperity.
the Bast and undoubtedly to friends
of the G.T.P., Western men would
have no chance. But mark the result, for when the fourth lot which
belongs to the Government, is dis-
if in the West, next summer,
those who have bought three lots iu
the Must, would run up the price, it
mattered not to what figure, since the
higher the price of the one lot, the
higher the price established for the
other three. Suppose for example,
three lots were bought in the East at
$2,000 each, and the Western lot were
bid up to $5,00(1 this would establish
a premium on the three Eastern lots
of $0,000. No more skilful project
could have been laid to prevent the
West getting in on thc deal, and to
ensure the Eastern friends of tho
G.T.P. and their political allies a
rich picking out of the transaction. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER io, 1908.
X Social and        X
£ Personal. *
Mr. and Mrs. Walet, of Salt Spring
Island, are in town.
Mrs. Q. E. Buryne, of Cowichan
Bay, is paying a short visit here.
Lord Milne, of L.-ndon, England
is a guest at the I7.mp-.ess.
Mr. 1-1. Marpole was a guest at the
Empress for a few   lays this week.
Mrs. James Gaudin enjoyed a few
days in Vancouver last week.
* *   *
Miss  Doris  Mason    has    returned
from a prolonged visit to Duncans.
* *   *
Miss Ethel Gibson is enjoying a
short visit on Galiano Island.
Mrs. 11. F. Bullen was in Seattle for
a few days this week.
Mrs. Arnold, of Chilliwack, is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. P. de Noe-
:j;       -l:       **■
Mr. E. J. Palmer, of Chemainus,
was a guest at the Empress during
the week.
:j:        •*:        •*:
Mr. J. R. Anderson and Dr. Fletcher
returned from a trip to Nanaimo on
Monday last.
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Mrs. Love, Burdette avenue, entertained a few friends at bridge on
Wednesday afternoon.
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Miss Gertrude McKay returned during the week from a short visit spent
with friends on Pender Island.
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Mr. James Girdwood paid a flying
visit to Victoria on Tuesday, returning the following day to Duncans.
■I.   *   *
Miss Skinner, of Duncans, is the
guest of Mrs. Stevenson, Burdette
* *   *
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye has returned
from a short visit to New Westminster.
The Bridge Club met at Mrs. Bernard  Heisterman's, Pemberton Road,
on Friday last.
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Mrs. G. H. Barnard was a passenger on the Princess Victoria on Wednesday last.
Mrs. G. S. McClean and children
left for  Los Angeles on Wednesday
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Mr. C. J. Brownrigg, of Vancouver,
was in Victoria for a few days this
Mrs.    Phillips-Woolley    and    Miss
Woolley, of Pier Island, were guests
ai ihe Driard this week.
w   w   .
Lord and Lady Mostyn, lion. C.
Mostyn and the Misses Mostyn, of
London,   were  all   registered  at   the
Empress during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Ilayter Reed, who for tbe past
few weeks has been a guest at the
Empress, left last Saturday for Vancouver.
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Mr. Trewatha James, of tbe Tyee
Copper Co. and family, are occupying
Mr. Reeve Oliver's residence at Oak
Miss Janet McKay, of Winnipeg,
who has been spending the month
with Miss Winona Troupe, has left for
the East.
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The marriage was solemnized on
Wednesday, October 7th, at the Victoria West Methodist Church, by the
Rev. G. W. Dean, of Miss Agnes Monteith. of James street, Victoria West,
to the Rev. A. E. Roberts, of Victoria.
* *   *
The many friends of Miss Gertrude
Hickey will be delighted to hear that
she is making satisfactory progress
from the operation she recently underwent for appendicitis in St. Joseph's Hospital.
The Misses Irving gave an informal
tea on Tuesday afternoon in honor of
Mrs. Cockburu, of Honolulu, who has
been spending the summer months in
Victoria with her mother, Mrs. King,
Rae Street. • Among those present
were: Mrs. Cockburu, Aliss Eberts,
Miss Lorna Eberts, Mrs. Victor Elliot, Miss Langley, Miss Mason, Miss
Doris Mason, Miss Little, Miss T.
Monteith, Miss Nefcombe, Miss Perry,
Misses Lawson, Miss King and others.
Mrs. Fletcher, Carberry gardens,
gave a most delightful tea on Wednesday afternoon in honor of her sister, Miss Scott, of Ottawa, who lias
been spending thc latter part of the
summer with her. The tea table was
very attractive with blossoms and
foliage in autumn tints. Among
those present were: Mrs. Leisk, Mrs.
Gibb, Mrs. Astley, Mrs. Langton,
Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Harold Robertson and the Misses Keast, Mason,
Gillespie, Phipps, Davie, Powers, Mason, Keefer and others.
At Jackson's Point Sir Wilfrid
Laurier said: "I will not do anything
for profit or personal gain." No one
accuses the Premier of tbe dishones*.
acquisition of wealth. Had he grown
rich by peculation in office he would
be the first Prime Minister of Canada
to have done so. Tbe charge against
Sir Wilfrid is that under his Government the people's money has been
wasted for the enrichment of a host of
grafters and partisan hangers on. For
that diversion of the treasury funds
he and his Government must be held
accountable. Such abuses of the public trust could never have ogne on
under Alexander Mackenzie.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier: "The principles of Reform in 1841 are the principles of Reform today." They may
be. But they are not the principles
of the Ottawa Government.
The new Transcontinental Railway
is costing the country $200,000,000,
and when it is finished the nation will
not control it.
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The Ottawa Journal, commenting
on Mr. Brodeur's statement that if
ten seats in Quebec go to the Opposition the Government will be defeated,
declares tbat Mr. Brodeur has a general weakness for blurting out things,
and that as a blurter he is a shining
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Sir Wilfrid Laurier says that a
straight Grit is the man nearest his
heart. All others lose the patronage,
and are cast into outer darkness.
*   *   *
Mr. Fisher, the Minister of Agriculture, says that no charges have been
made against any minister of the
Crown. What about Sir Frederick
Borden's cold storage, and Mr. Brodeur's extravagance and inefficiency,
and Mr. Fielding's use of public works
to keep Quccn's-Shelburne quiescent,
and Mr. Pttgsley's overdrafts from the
Provincial Treasury of New Brunswick''
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Mr. Fielding says that thc personality of Sir Wilfrid Laurier is one of
the assets of thc country. In that
case, some Western politician may attempt to buy it for thirty cents and
sell it for half a million dollars.   Our
assets must bc developed.
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Mr. Brodeur says the Opposition
confines itself to the criticism of petty
details. It is a petty detail that ten
millions of the $100,000,000 expended
by   tbe   Government   last   year   was
wasted in extravagance and worse?
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Mr. Fielding believes we should not
dwell on theories. Quite right. There
is a theory that the Government
should get its full value for its expenditure of public money. We shall
not dwell on that theory, but consider rather the practice of wasting
ten millions a year,
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dress "Chaperon," care this paper. THE WEEK, SATURDAY OCTOBER, io, 1908
If the old story of the Crow's Nest
l.'ass deal has not assumed the proportions of an "issue" in the present
|jampaign it has come very close to
When Premier Roblin came out
|f the West and stirred up the un-
lavory mess in his references to the
Jttituda of the Globe on the subsidies,
■here was great haste on the part of
[he party appers to defend the deal
Ind all its odoriferous details are
(gain nauseating honest, independent,
|;ood-government-loving Canadians.
That the scandal had origin among
j-orrupt Conservative legislators of B.
does not absolve the Ottawa administration from aiding and abetting
|.V. W. B. Mclnnis, now running as
*. Liberal candidate in Vancouver,
•ailed upon the Dominion Govern-
Ineiit to disallow the franchise of the
ll. C. Southern. Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
In this instance, very diffident lest he
Ihould invade on the sacred territory
|if provincial rights, refused.
That the charter and portion of the
loncessions passed through the hands
|jf Messrs. Jaffrey and Cox and into
control of the C. P. R. may or may
liot have accounted for the inaction
|)f the Government, but, however, nothing was done.
As the division of the spoils now
|tand the  holdings are:
Thc C. P. R. has the charter for the
|ailway  and $3,630,000 subsidy.
The Cox-Jaffray combination got
185,000 for the charter and retained
loal areas which have been described
|)y engineers as inexhaustible and
torth  hundreds of millions.
The Government posed a saviors of
lhe country because, during thc juggling of the charter they obtained the
Icturn of the coal lands which the
lompany had acquired on payment of
111,000 a mile cash subsidy.
But the purchasers of the original
foldings of the B. C. Southern did
pot give up anything.
It was for endorsing this deal that
lhe Manitoba Premier called the Toronto Liberal organ to task. Sir Wil-
Irid Laurier in bis latest political
Ipeech at Russell, admitted that the
[row's Nest Pass Coal Company had
Ibtaincd the land, but put the blame
lit the crooked politicians which the
|lectors of B. C. swept from oflice at
he first opportunity. "There is not
Iven a tittle of a scandal in that, and
lo it was all over," concludes the
The people of the West believed
Ihere was scandal in it, for they punished the originators of it.
The people in the East believe there
scandal in it, for the Montreal Wit-
Jiess, a Liberal paper which is not
lied to any combination interested in
"plundering the West of its heritage,
lays, regarding the charges made by
"It is known to all men that the
■tlobe  at the time referred to  blos-
lomed out with broadside after broadside, demanding the subsidies in question.   It was known that the principal
promoters  of the  Crow's  Nest  deal
Ivere supporters of the Laurier Government.   It was understood that the
Isame  men  financially  controlled  the
■Globe.   The principal of them was thc
|president of the Globe Company.
"No  one   could   question   that  the
iGlobe   was   injured  in   standing  and
■reputation   by   this   barefaced   raid,
■which bore no semblance to newspaper advocacy of a public interest and
Ivas simply the pushing of a private
interest.   That that raid did anything
po turn public opinion in favor of the
deal we cannot imagine, with such an
Intelligent and high-minded public as
Ihat to which the Globe addresses it-
Lelf.   The effect must have been precisely   the   opposite   and   must   havc
jreatly   weakened   the   allegiance   of
..any of the party which the  Globe
"An illustration of this we thought
|vve observed in the then editor of the
Jlobe, who was up till then—shall we
bay after that?—an enthusiastic supporter  of  thc   Liberal   party  and  of
leader.   We should havc been more
convinced  0  fthis had Mr.  Willison
Inot changed his views on questions of
(abstract principle as well as on the
|merits of parties and leaders.
"Without waiting for what Mr. Wil-
m mav have to say, by way of ex
Monday, 12th Oct.
ON MONDAY NEXT we will inaugurate a series of SPECIAL
SALES of Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, and Linoleum.
for full particulars of these SPECIAL SALES, at which sensational values will be offered to the Home-lovers of Victoria and
vicinity. Prices will be ruthlessly trimmed down and if you are
in need of any article of Furniture, it will pay you to buy now.
Come and see.
Our guarantee goes with everything we sell; if not as represented we will return money paid.
COUNTRY BUYERS—We pack and ship all purchases free of
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planation, we may say that the broadsides in question* were not editorial
and may have been looked on as advertisements to be paid for, as Mr.
Roblin avers they were paid for, in a
very unusual way, and on a very unusual scale.
"In so far as the proprietors of the
one enterprise were also proprietors
of the other, that was simply transferring values from one pocket to another, possibly to a pocket with holes
in it.
"It is also to be said for Mr. Willison that whether he did or did not at
the time hand in his resignation, he
did some time after transfer liis services."—Calgary Herald.
est tender has to be accepted regardless of other considerations. That
the lowest tender is seldom the
cheapest in the heavier branches of
engineering is exemplified in the
power stations of many of our towns,
where an abnormally large amount of
stand-by plant is often carried to
compensate for want of reliability.—
Electrical Review.
Assembly Roller Rink.
The management of the Assembly
roller rink, on Fort Street, have arranged to have start on Monday next,
a twenty-four hour endurance race.
The entries up to the present date
are Raymond Wallis, champion of thc
Pacilic Coast, holder of medals for
that styfe of racing; James Bendroit,
of Vietoria and William Hager, of
Tacoma. The skaters will not leave
their skates during the entire 24
hours, but will keep skating at all
times. At eating times a man is privileged to to stop, but thc man who
can eat while he is skating has the
advantage, as the number of laps
covered in the 24 hours decide the
race. Mr. Wallis, (tbe present champion), skated the same race last year,
covering 178 miles in tbe 24 hours.
He is confident of making at least 300
this year. The regular sessions will
bc held both days.
Teacher—"Why was Solomon called the wisest man in the world?"
Bright Pupil—"Because he bad 700
"How  is that?"
"Well, my father says it takes a
mighty smart man to manage a wife."
—Familie Journal.
One Thing to be Remembered.
Mrs. Oldman—How was the
weather the day fe were married?
Oldman—I don't remember, but I
know it has been stormy ever since.
Pine Groceries
623 Yates St.    -    VICTORIA, B.C.
Costly Economy.
One of thc greatest disadvantages
of the municipalization of our electricity and undertakings in this country is the fact that so often the low-
New Turkish Baths
Shortly to be opened at 821 Fort
St., close to corner of Blanchard St.
There will be two hot rooms, nidel
showers, marble slabs, bedrooms,
etc., etc
Thc place there is going to bc
kept strictly respectable; will be
open for ladies twice a week, with
lady attendants.
Swedish Masseur.
Not to Know G. H. Mumm & Co.s Champagne argues
yourself unknown.
The man who orders Mumm's Extra Dry or Selected Brut
proclaims at once his good standing in society—the society which,
being the best, demands the best. In some (so-called) champagnes, the vintage is only on the label, and the undiscerhing
drink these inferior brands because they have been accustomed to
them; they recognize no more than the label tells them. Mumm's
label is known on all tlie four continents as a passport of healthful
reliability. On account of its unrivalled quality and exceeding
purity, Mumm's Champagne is used at all the exclusive clubs,
high-class banquets and functions the world over. Perhaps its
endorsement is still stronger in the fact that Royal Warrants are
granted to G. H. Mumm & Co. by
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published  every  Saturday   by
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ff. BLAKEMORE..Manager and Editor
Empire Building.
There is probably no better test of
the true sentiment of a nation than
the manner in which it receives great
men. A man who lifts the thoughts
of people to a higher plane, who takes
them out of themselves, whose
wizardry makes them forget thc petty
themes which ordinarily engross their
attention, and holds them to the contemplation of loftier and nobler ideas,
is great. Such a man is Lord Milner,
a unique personality, an intellectual
giant, a born administrator, and above
all an ardent Imperialist.
Lord Milner is a man whose
achievements should recommend him
to thc good graces of any democratic
people, for he is essentially a man of
the people, self-made. Hc bears none
of the marks of aristocracy, except
those of thc aristocracy of intellect.
His large and bony fingers bespeak
his plebeian origin, and tliere is in
'his whole bearing a suggestion of.
aloofness which differentiates him
from the vast majority of Britisb public servants.
Lord Milner is today one of the
greatest and most influential personalities in the Empire. A man of few
words, devoid of the tricks and artifices of the orator, the politician or
the diplomat; frank in purpose and
speech, but yet with a far-away look
which always suggests a boundless
horizon to his mental vision.
Lord Milner has distinguished himself in bis chosen career beyond his
fellows, but he was really discovered
by Mr. Chamberlain who entrusted to
him the administration of South African affairs at the close of the Boer
War. This is not the place to discuss
his work; it was so brilliant and so
effective as to earn for him thc title
by which he is known everywhere
"Pro-Consul of the Empire," and he
ranks alongside thc few really great
men who have been entrusted with the
development of British ideas and the
establishment of British rule in the
distant parts of thc Empire.
ln the present generation there is
only one man of equal rank, Lord
Cromer, the saviour of Egypt. One
has to go back to the days, of Clive
to find bis compeer. The pity of it
all is tbat Lord Milner's work has
not been finished by the illustrious
statesman who laid the foundations so
broad and deep.
But Lord Milner is not an Achilles
to sulk in his tent. However great
his disappointment at recall, he at
least shares with his great colleague
in the disfavour of a Government
wbicb has shown itself so unable to
appreciate thc unrivalled services of
two  of  ber  most  brilliant  sons.
Lord Milner's heart is in bis work,
and that work is Empire building. The
ambition burns within his soul lo
make England beloved in every part
of her Dominions, and if be bas been
removed from a limited sphere !n
which the details of administration absorbed bis attention, it is only that
he may seize the opportunity to
preach the Imperial Crusade throughout the British Dominions.
In Lord Milner's Imperialism there
is no tinge of politics, he believes <n
the supreme benefit of British rule,
and bc would endear the flag of freedom to every Britisb subject. His addresses arc not orations, and yet tltey
move men as few orations do; they
are words of wisdom which fall from
his lips, weighty, poignant. Ile stimulates thought and arouses the imagination. As men listen to him the
walls recede, tbe roof is lifted, boundless space stretches in every direction,
and the sky is thc canopy. If the
Empire saw more of Lord Milner the
thoughts of men would be bigger, and
their conceptions of citizenship of patriotism and of loyalty, truer. To
lead men to accept a noble ideal ;s
worthy of any leader, and when tha:
ideal embraces the unfaltering progression of many peoples to one goal,
and that goal the unification of a great
Empire, it becomes a spectacle for thc
Lord Milner could not havc visited
Canada at a more opportune moment.
The Dominion is in the turmoil of an
election. Party feeling runs high,
ignoble thoughts ignobly expressed
are claiming the attention of the people; the goal is obscured, and in place
thereof the populace is struggling for
place and power. Along comes the
great Pro-Consul to remind us that
all these things are ephemeral, and
at best but a means to an end, and
that only as they conduce to the establishment of good Government and
the development of permanent principles arc they a contribution to the
worthy work of Empire building. At
such a time his message may be as
the voice of one crying in thc wilderness, and in the excitement of the
moment few may heed, but his words
will remain, and the thoughts to which
hc has given utterance possess the
vitality whicli will keep them fresh
and forceful when men have time for
sober reflection. Lord Milner in common with Lord Cromer and Mr.
Rhodes is an inspiring influence to the
present generation, and it is another
remarkable confirmation of the deep-
rooted belief of our race, that with
the hour comes the man, that he
should have arisen at the time when
Imperialism has begun to assume definite shape and policies for furthering
its development are occupying the attention of almost every Government
within the Empire.
The Pro-Consuls of the British Empire have proved themselves men of
sagacity and of the highest personal
character; they have been faithful to
the great trust imposed upon them
by the people whom they so unselfishly serve. They stand far above
the din of party strife and are entitled to the respect and veneration
which rightly belongs to the builders
of Empire.
There are many peo-
Not Playing pie in Victoria who
The Game.        know Mr. Arngrimur
Johnson, and who
know him to be a man of integrity,
of conviction, and of sincerity. The
fact that he is allied with the Socialist party and is a conspicuous
Trades Unionist, does not prevent his
political opponents from recognizing
bis personal worth. Mr. Johnson has
been conspicuously prominent in connection with Asiatic Exclusion and
when therefore Mr. Jos. Martin, the
candidate of the Exclusionists, held
a meeting iu Victoria, it was perhaps
natural tbat Mr. Johnson should be
asked to take the chair. He did so,
aud inside of twenty-four hours he
resigned his position as caretaker at
the Post Otiiee. The circumstances
require no comment in a Britisli community; they speak for themselves,
and in the end it will not be Mr.
Arngrimur Johnson who will lose by
the transaction.
Offset By Pay Day.
"Young man," said the serious gentleman, "did you ever pause and
think that each tick of the clock
brings you another moment nearer to
the end of your existence?"
"I was thinking of something of
that kind this very minute," cheerfully replied the youth, "only the idea
struck 111c that each tick brought pay
day that much nearer."
The Accustomed Air.
Recently a district visitor in thc
East End of London asked the wife
of a notorious drinker why she did
not keep ber husband from the public house.
"Well," she answered, "I've done
my best, ma'am, but he will go
"Why don't you make your home
look more attractive?"
"I'm sure I've tried 'ard to make-
it 'omelike, ma'am," was the reply.
"I've took up the parlor carpet and
sprinkled sawdust on thc floor, and
put a beer barrel in the corner; but
Lor', ma'am, it ain't made a bit of
At The Street   }
Corner        h
Was a Bagge Handler.
"Here!" shouted the railway official, "what do you mean by throwing those about like that?"
The porter gasped in astonishment
and several travelers pinched themselves to make sure that it was real.
Then the official spoke again to the
"Don't you see that you're making
big dents in this concrete platform?"
When the rainstorm came nearly
three weeks ago, I began to figure
out that my lounging in the open air
for this season was drawing to a close,
and that I should cither have to select
another nom de plume or to return
once more to my indoor haunts; but
lo! and behold, we are well into October and the weather is as fine, and
almost as warm as in July, so that
one can still take a sunning in the
park or even paddle up the Gorge
with the greatest of pleasure.
I have not consulted Mr. Baynes
Reed, our expert meteorologist, but
the rainfall since April must have
been inconsiderable, and I am not a
little curious to know just what the
statistics tell. For a prolonged period of draught I should say this season has been almost without parallel.
We have had practically six months
of fine summer weather, and are now
revelling in the delights of the Indian
summer. I just wish to chronicle
these facts so that it may go on re-'
cord that a grumpy Englishman finds
the climate of Victoria so perpetually
delightful that he is convinced it cannot be matched anywhere else in thc
world. This week tennis, cricket, lacrosse, baseball and football have all
been played in the open.
The talk at the street corners is
all or nearly all of elections. I have
chummed with all sorts and conditions of men in order to learn something of the general impression. I
think I have gleaned it, and may say
at once that it is not altogether complimentary to the politicians. I find
a general tendency to criticise both
parties for sins of omission and commission common to both. There is a
great difference between the East and
the West at election times. Down
in the Maritime Provinces nearly
every man can safely be labelled Liberal or Conservative, and he is not
slow in vigorous denunciation of tbe
opposite party. He waxes warm, is
vehement in argument and gesture,
and appears, at any rate, to be terribly in earnest. To hear the Nova
Scotian holding forth at such times
one would think that the defeat of his
party woltid mean the Deluge or
In the West it is otherwise. Men
realize that there are good men in
both parties, that party is greater than
the man, and the country than party.
This does not, however, prevent them
from discriminating between good and
bad government, and there is the gist
of the question. The West is becoming more determined every year to
have good Government, and while
there may be less enthusiasm and
certainly less demonstrativeness, I am
satisfied that the Western man takes a
broader and more intelligent view of
political issues, and that it will become
increasingly difficult to whip him into
line with any party which does not
grapple successfully with-Western problems. This is thc temper of tbe
street corner politicians of Victoria,
and I regard it as significant.
Not only in social circles, but
amongst the tradesmen of Victoria is
it gratifying to know that the Shearwater has been re-commissioned for
another term at Esquimalt. Commander Crawford has been very popular during the last year, and will remain. An addition of 130 to the entertainers of Victoria, and the men of
the Shearwater entertain in many
ways, means a great deal.
When one reads of the veritable
holocaust which characterized the recent automobile races in New York,
one wonders when the law will step
in to prevent such wholesale slaughter. Tbe recent twenty-four hours
test race was a disgrace to civilization, the drivers seemed to lose all
control not only of tbe machines, but
of themselves. At one time five cars
were piled up in a heap, one chauffeur
was killed outright, six others were
seriously injured, and the track patrol
We have recently received several shipments of CUT GLASS
which has made our stock quite complete. The variety in style of
cutting is very great. We are particularly proud of our exclusive
cut which cannot be purchased elsewhere.
Following are the prices of a few of our lines:—
BON BONS  $ 2.00 to $ 7.50
BERRY BOWLS $ 5.00 to $30.00
VASES  $ 1.00 to $50.00
PUNCH BOWLS $35-00 to $80.00
We have a large stock of very handsome WATER PITCHERS,
Our Trade Mark on each piece is your assurance of the quality
of workmanship on these goods.
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merchants and Silversmiths
1017 Qovernment Street^ Victoria, B. C.
received what may yet prove to be
fatal injuries. Only a few weeks ago
a driver was killed and two cars were
demolished on an English track. Apart
from accidents in races, it was announced in the daily press that last
week more than two hundred persons
were either killed or seriously injured
by motor cars in the United States.
Surely the public interest demands
My only reason for referring to
such a gruesome matter is that the car
is becoming more popular and more
useful every day, and that wherever
the by-laws are enforced accidents are
reduced to a minimum. In Victoria
there is no longer .any ground for
complaint, and I venture to predict
that within a few years we shall see
as many cars as horse vehicles on our
streets. This will be due quite as
much to the judicious manner in
which the law has been enforced as
to the intrinsic merit of the car itself. The public has realized that
danger lay only in the abuse of what
is after all the most wonderful means
of transportation the world has ever
has depicted a score or more of types |
and dealt with the villagers in a spirit 1
of brilliant funand genial satire, full
of laughs but without a single taint of |
bitterness.   There is a hot local political  campaign,  a  love  affair  and  a j
general intermingling of the characters for laugh-making purposes, that
keeps tbe observer both excited and
pleased.    Cohan has the rare gift of
steering a strong plot amid music and
laughs and preserving its coherence.
Among the song bits in the big show|
are "Kid Days," "Let's Take An Old-
Fashioned   Walk,"   "I'm   a   Popular
Man," "In a One Night Stand," "I'll
Be There in the Public Square," and
"If I'm Goin'  to Die  I'm Goin' to
Have Some Fun."    There are some
forty  pretty girls  all  skilled chorus
workers, gowned up to the minute and
brimming over with Cohan vivacity.
ln tbe powerful cast are such Broad-1
way favorites as Willie Dunlay, Walter  Chester,    Daniel    Sullivan, Jack-
London, Thomas A. Hearn, William
Singer, Annie Wheaton, Gertrude Lc-
Brandt, Rose Gildca and Dolly Var-
dennia.   "The Honeyniooners" is the]
best of the Cohan big shows.
"The  Honeymooners."
Geo. M. Cohan is prodigal with his
wonderful gifts of humor, musical
composition and dialogue. He lavishes
riches upon his productions and "The
Honeymooners" his latest and greatest song show, which comes to Victoria theatre on Monday, October 12,
contains no less than tweifty new
songs, a breezy stirring plot, crisp,
fascinating dialogue, and two score of
the prettiest girls who have ever left
Broadway under the Cohan banner.
"The Honeymooners" comes direct
from the world famous New Amsterdam Theatre in New ork, where it
pjlayed all last summer to record-
making business, seats selling
throughout at $2. It is precisely the
same production which will be seen
here. Those who saw the New York
presentation will remember what a
gorgeous spectacle it was, thc gowns
ancl scenery being singularly beautiful. "The Honeymooners'' is a delightful cross section of life in a typical New England town, Tigerville,
Vermont. Mr. Cohan, who understands the American small town as
does no other contemporary author,
I am pleased to see that the better
judgment of the Victoria Football As-1
sociation has prevailed and the. local
players will not be called upon to |
participate in Sunday games. In
some parts of the world the young
men arc so closely tied down that
it is almost impossible for them to-
play any other day but Sunday, but |
as yet those conditions do not exist j
in British Columbia, and as far as
1 can see there is no reason why the
players should be called on to give
up Sunday for an American team.
What action the major association
will now take is questionable, but I
do not think that anything will be
done to injure the chances of the
Victoria team in the league. If the
majority of the clubs hold to Sunday
games there is but one thing to do
and that is withdraw. Victoria got
on very well in past years without
tbe Pacific Coast League and also
without Sunday games and I cannot
see why the same cannot be done
"Did you ever notice what dirty I
hands those otherwise neat children I
of the Plunkers always have?
"Yes, poor things. They inherit I
them. Their father always bas taken |
care of his own automobile." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER io, 1908
Fit for the
Most Luxurious
<J The new china bits are marvelous. The finest work of artist-
designers, the most wonderful
technique in ceramic modeling,
the richest decorations — the
highest types of the old world's
potting craft are represented without stint.
_ Many a piece is worthy and
fit for the table of a king.
_ Withal, the prices are extremely
moderate in keeping with our
policy of quick sales and little
Libby Cut Glass for Gifts
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Glass—"Libbey"—and your gift will be appreciated—there's nothing^ lovelier than Libbey. It has the
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It makes assurance doubly sure. She KNOWS that she
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glass industry. With such experience, with the finest
facilities and the best workmen in the world—is it likely
any other glass can approach it in perfection? We are
sole Victoria agents for this famous glass, and we invite
syour inspection of our present stock—a stock chosen
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No   371
Olive Bon Bon and Preserve
Dishes, each $7.30, $7.00, $6.00,
$5.00, $4.00, $3.50 and $3.00
Colonge Bottles, each $7.00, $6.00,
$5.00 and  $4.50
Flower Vases, 6 to 12 in., each,
$30.00, $12.00, $3.50 and $3.00
Candle Sticks, each $7.50 and $6.00
Clarets, at each $16.00
Oil Bottles, each $8.00 and down
to  .$3.50
Jugs, each $20.00, $15.00, and down
to $10.00
Water Bottles, each $12.00, $10.00,
$9.00, $7.50 and  $5.00
Hair Receivers, each $9.00
Sugars and Creams,  pair, $12.00,
$10.00 and   $6.00
Bowls,   shallow   or   deep,    from
each $6.00
Clarets, from $20 to  $10.00
Whiskey  Jugs,    at,    each,   $20.00
to $12.00
Loving Cups, at each $20.00
Compotes, at each $15.00
Ice   Cream   Plates,   from   $40.00
to $15.00
The Sensible
Thing in
Card Prizes
_ There is no competition at cards so
keen as at the "whist" or "euchre"
where the principal ladies' prizes are
dainty, useful bits of china. The men
are not averse to bits of china either—
steins, pipe trays, tobacco boxes, etc.
_ But, an artistic chocolate pot, biscuit
jar, bonbon box or tray, a pretty plate
or cup and saucer, will infatuate a
woman as nothing else.
_ There are hundreds of items here
which will contribute materially to the
success of your party. The
prices will allow your prize money to
go a long way.
Doesn't an extra blanket "feel good" these cool nights? Just enough frost to remind
us that Winter is coming soon. Blankets you'll surely need, and now is an excellent time
to purchase them. We have a great reputation for selling blankets of real worth—all
wool, full weight, liberal sizes. We have new stocks to offer you now—a great range of
styles and prices.   Come in soon.
Why not try the Mail Order way of shopping here? We satisfactorily serve a goodly
portion of British Columbians living outside this city through the medium of our satisfactory Mail Order Department. We have made improvements in this department until now
it is one of the most satisfactory in Canada. We shall be pleased to have you write us if
are interested in Homefurnishings and any information that we may be able to give you
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•^f if
# A Lady's Letter *
Dear   Madge,—Scientists  seem  as-
| sured that old age is a desirable state,
and that we arc all aspiring to live ,:
hundred years.    But  are we  certain
that we desire existence extended a
decade or so beyond what was des-
| tincd us?   Shall we heed the direction
towards a  safe old age.    Directions
are always  more o'r less distracting.
But each investigators advice on how
to live a hundred years differs with
great    precision    from    bis    learned
brothers.     After   reading   several   I
have decided that it is better to die
j young.    If one desired to become a
centenarian, one would have to choose
between hearty breakfasts and none
I at all, semi-starvation or unrestricted
eating, linen wear as opposed to wool,
cooked vegetables as opposed to raw,
and many further diverse restrictions.
[The only certainty about the formu-
I las is  the unanimity of their  differ-
I ence.
In these days we do not live in
I such terror of death at sixty-five that
1 we shall unduly mortify tbe flesh to
I reach a hundred. Neither shall wc
I forget that such unforscen and uncon-
Jtrollable trifles as a stray earthquake
I or a frightened horse might launch us
lupon our last voyage in the very
I midst of our labours. That would be
I aggravating after years of preparation
I for decrepitude.
Those fearful persons who correct
I youth in terrified contemplation of old
age do not awaken vast respect.   "It
is better," says one philosopher, "to
[lose health like a spendthrift than to
waste it like a miser." No une suggests that we are to ignore right care
of ourselves, but reasonable care for
our health does not imply that we
should pamper it. A sane mind in ,1
healthy body is the most desirable of
states, but a mind brooding on the
body's decrepitude is not excessively
lt would bc more comforting to
hear that the scientists bad abandoned
tbe search for the Elixir of Life and
turned their talents to discovering the
cure for colds. Colds trouble every
one, old age is confined to the few.
A celebrated author recently visited
Victoria and declared that wc who
lived here were blind to our blessedness, lie thought it would do us good
to spend six months in Whitechapcl.
Many of the new-comers from thc
Old Country, while admitting its
grandeur, declaim with a real bitterness against the ruggedness of this
land after England's smiling fields,
and can see no beauty in the omnipresent firs after tbe luscious trees
of the lower lands. Perhaps this is
because they arc not acclimatized, and
that one must apprehend somewhat
of the spirit and atmosphere oi a
country in order to appreciate it.
Other lands arc charming, interesting by comparison, in various respects superior, but tbis city cannot
readily be matched for scenic beauties
at elast. One grows to love the wild-
ness and rugged greatness, to look
with joy on familiar rock slopes and
tree clusters, to know tbe hours and
places that the sun strikes the mountains and turns the snow to crimson.
And thc smiling fields are about us,
too. Firs and cedars may be prolific,
but firs and cedars arc characteristic
of the country, and about this corner
of the Province are tbe cottonwoods
and willows, alders, oaks and broom
shrubs in glad profusion.   The fact is
that we who live amongst it grow too
used to the magnificence of the mountains and the splendors of the sea.
Not long since I wandered into a bit
of woodland that would have filled a
Londoner's heart with extacy, or
should have done so. The afternoon
sun strayed down through the wel-
low maple leaves and played in the
most mysterious and delightful caves
of shrubbery, slopes of brown grass
stretched wide to the bluest of blue
seas, and tbe mountains stood up beyond in such a glory ol" sun-capped
tranquility that I wished the detractors of our scenery could see it all.
Do they stay too closely to the streets
and walls and fail to explore the lanes
with intent to appreciate?
So much lies in thc point uf view
with which you approach. And speaking of points of view, a discussion at
an afternoon tea the other day would
have interested you. Taste in furniture started it, and one young lady
delivered an instructive homily ou the
subject. Her point of view was appealing, because it denied that there
was any real standard of taste. There
was, she urged, as the proverb says,
no disputing about taste, and every
one was entitled to think as it pleased
A woman might attire herself in all
the conflicting colours, but not bc
necessarily wrong. It was her taste,
and as good as anybody else's. She
told us of a friend who employed a
celebrated furnisher to remodel her
rooms, and found that ber house was
no longer a home. The books and
pictures, chairs and vases familiar by
use and association, were abolished
as anathema, giving place to simple
and stately uniformity. And, after all,
what was thc standard of taste, and
why was any person or body of persons its repository. If you do not
really see tbe beauty of a Turner sunset, enjoy a Wagner or revel in the
classic authors, it is not that your
taste is inferior to theirs. Now all
this is a comforting notion, perhaps,
and there is a good deal of humbug
in our worship of the vouchedd for.
Some strength is added to the argument when one recalls the blunders
of the Royal Academy, thc discouragement that great authors have met,
the lack of recognition that genius
bas found. But for all* its allurement
the argument is not permissable.
Have the courage of conviction—yes.
Do not pretend to 'applaud what appalls you. But admit that you may
lack education 011 the subject. The
theory is not, of course, new. It
was disposed of, in point of fact, many
centuries ago. As one critic says:
"Thc absurdity of such a position
when applied to extremes is manifest.
No one will venture to maintain that
tbe taste of a Hottentot or an Esquimaux is as delicate as that of 3
Longinus or au Addison, and as long
as that is lhe case it must be admitted that there is some foundation
for the preference of one man's taste
to anothers—some standard by which
all may be judged." The standard is
that of those educated to the proper
development of tbe particular taste.
If we do not agree in approving what
authoritative critics admire we must
remember that we may not havc bad
their opportunities for development,
and we should not be narsh in condemning them.
I made a slight reference last week
to tbe rupture that has occurred between the Vancouver and New Westminster lacrosse teams, but since then
1 have heard both sides and to tell
the "plain facts it is hard to say who
was responsible. From tbe New
Westminster standpoint it was the
Vancouver   players   who   started   the
dirty work, but in some unaccountable
manner the Royal City players cannot explain the presence of overripe
eggs on the grounds, other than to
blame some smal! boys but they evidently forgot that the eggs were
thrown mainly by grownups. I do
not intend to place the blame on the
shoulders of either club, but I do
know that the mixup made a wide
gap between the Vancouver and New
\\ eslminster lacrosse clubs and it
will be many a day before tiie Terminal City club crosses sticks with the
players from New Westminster. The
Terminal City players even went so
far as to cancel tlieir game with tlle
Capitals last Thursday in consequence
of tbe row and then exerted every
effort to keep the Vancouver ball team
from  playing al  the  exhibition.
There is one thing, however, that
cannot be denied, aud that is the
mixup has hurt the national game in
tllis province far more than can be
imagined, and it will take many days
before the rupture is healed. Myself,
I cannot understand how any trainer
of a team of athletes would so far
forget himself as to draw a revolver
and in my opinion a man with such a
disposition is not a lit person to hold
such a position and 1 am very sorry
to see that statement made by M. J.
Barr that Paris would still be retained as trainer for the Vancouver
The championship of the Northwest
baseball league bas heen won by the
Vancouver league team after a great
season's work, and ii is to the credit
of the manager that he has been so
suct-e.---.ful. I hope that next season
will see a team as evenly matched as
mis year, and the public will get a
run for their money,
In Canadian politics the absurd notion persists that it is a crime to defeat a Government. Thc leaders of a
party which once succeeds to power
feel that they have a life interest in
office and its emoluments. They resort to desperate expedients in order
to retain the treasury benches, and,
with an energy which is nothing short
of ridiculous, predict ruin to the country if they arc removed.
It will be remembered that this
Province was assured that only Air.
Ross could build up Mew Ontario.
We were told that the timber and
minerals of the northern country
would be seized by greedy Conservative partisans, and the Province forced
to resort to direct taxation if Mr.
Whitney and his associates once got
foothold in Queen's Park. The Province in a daring moment, after more
than thirty years of hesitation, look
the risk, and we have as thrifty and
capable administration of its affairs as
it has ever experienced.
Who seriously believes that prudent
and efficient as was the general administration of Sir Oliver Mowat, the
interests of Ontario would not haw
teen entirely safe in the hands of Sir
William Meredith? Who doubts that
during its first years of office Canada
was well served by the Laurier Administration? Who doubts that the
Liberal party in Ontario would be
enormously stronger today if the Ross
Government had been defeated iu
In the desperate determination to
bold power at any cost, amazing electoral corruption was practised in the
constituencies. The Government was
held at the mercy of the rapacious
elements in the party ancl their reprc-
senattives in the Legislature. As a
result, thc final defeat was crushing,
and the party has not yet recovered
spirit, unity or energy.
Thousands of Liberals in 1905 voted
for the Conservative candidates, and
tens of  thousands,  who  persisted  to
tiie end in tlieir allegiance to a feeble
and discredited administration, rejoiced when the blow fell, and the party
was extricated from a distressing and
obnoxious situation. If Sir Wilfrid
Laurier succeeds in this contest, his
majority will be so small and his position so insecure that the struggle to
hold power through the next Parliament will be of a very desperate character, and the end confusion and annihilation. A multitude of Liberals
must look with grave apprehension to
such a situation, and must feel that
defeat now will serve the permanent
interests of the party.
Besides a Government which remains long in oflice inevitably becomes arrogant, lies at the mercy of
the machine elements, and becomes
the agent and servant of particular
factions and special interests. Is Sir
Wilfrid Laurier as eager for reform
as he was twelve or fifteen years ago?
Is he so close to thc voters? Has
not his Government exhausted its initiative and energy?
During the last Parliament it was
driven onward by aggressive members
of the Opposition. It was forced to
accept progressive measures at thc order of its opponents. It was not of
its own motion that the Railway Coin-
mission was reorganized, the Civil
Service Act introduced and its promise of rural mail delivery given to
the country. It was driven by public
opinion and moved only by fear of defeat in the constituencies. It is following, not leading, serving the party
rather than thc country.
A new era has dawned upon this
continent. Labor is aggressive, The
demand for efficient regulation of corporations is insistent and cannot be
denied. The people demand the conservation of their natural resources,
and full return to the Treasury from
the sale or rental of public property.
They insist upon honest dealing with
public franchises, and a supreme regard for the public interest in commercial and financial legislation. They
demand efficient and responsive public services, and while ready to respect the contracts of tbe state are
determined that the contract holders
shall fulfil their obligations. They
demand also that governments shall
not permit the public money to be
wasted and shall be entirely free of
the suspicion of trading in the public
resources or using official position for
personal or party advantage.
Whatever Mr. Roosevelt may or
may not have done, or however wisely
or unwisely he may have acted, he
has bred a new conscience in the American people. He has made public
office a public trust. He has made
the protection of the public patrimony
the supreme duty of Government.
How different it has been in Canada,
the contract jobbing, waste of money,
sacrifice of public property, and deference to organized interests conclusively demonstrates.
There is no sign that Sir Wilfrid
Laurier sees or understands, lie has
settled down into a lethargic Tory*
ism. All is well so long as he reigns
and "the party" is watered and fed. If
he had shown a disposition to reform
his administration, to eject feeble and
discredited colleagues, and to employ
the whole energy and resource of tbe
Government in order to discover
abuses, to assist the work of Parliamentary committees, to check improper expenditure, and to punish jobbers and plunderers, Liberals at least
could overlook many dubious transactions and forget many violated
pledges. But be has done absolutely
otherwise, and even many thousands
of Liberals must feel that both in the
party interest and the public interest
the country should uow decide for a
change of  Government.
A few months ago it was generally
believed that the Laurier Government
could not be defeated. Today all the
signs point to a Conservative victory.
If Mr. Borden does not succeed it will
be because his party fails in activity
and energy, and does not throw into
the campaign the confidence and enthusiasm necessary to take full advantage of the temper of public opinion.
'filer are times in every country
when neither money, nor Government
appropriations, nor any combination
of corporate or official influences can
overcome an awkward and resolute
public opinion. Such a time came in
the United States when Cleveland was
elected, and the lirst decisive blow
was dealt to the patronage system in
which were rooted innumerable evils
and corruptions in the political life of
the Republic. Such a time came in
Great Britain three years ago when
the Liberal party, under the leadership of Sir Henry Canipbell-Banner-
man, by no means one of the greatest
figures in British history, swept the
country, and carried even a multitude
of Conservative strongholds. -Such a
time came in Canada in 1896, when,
notwithstanding the fear of revolutionary disturbance of thc tariff, the
Government of Sir Charles Tupper
was routed, and Sir Wilfrid Laurier
came into office. Such a time came
in Ontario when thc Ross Government was decisively overthrown, and
again in June last when the Government of Sir James Whitney, without
expenditure of money, with imperfect
organization, and with no attempt to
exert Government pressure upon any
constituency, secured a popular majority of nearly one hundred thousand. Such a time seems to have
come in the Dominion, and there is
hardly a doubt that, if the Conservative party is resolute, aggressive and
united, a decisive victory will Ik*
In the main, the younger voters of
the country, who bate waste and jobbery, and havc not developed extreme
party prejudices or opinions, are
against the Government. The vast
body of independents, now far more
numerous than at any other time in
the country's history, are generally
hostile to the Cabinet, alarmed at its
irresponsible extravagance, and angry
ai it*, recent administrative record.
The remnant of free traders whom the
Government has thus far held to their
ancient allegiance now recognize,that
on any question of economic principle
there is no choice between the two
parties, and that in tbe West the Conservative leaders arc at least as hostile
to prohibitory customs duties as the
Liberal politicians. They know that
no revolutionary tariff changes would
follow the accession of the Conservatives to power, that the tariff policy
of the Laurier Administration is determined by tbe pressure of powerful
interests, and governed by party exigencies, and that thc Conservatives
would be far more active in the movement to secure for the farmers of
Ontario and the grain-growers of the
West a preference in British markets
The Hudson Bay Railway project
will not be adversely affected by a
change of Government. Nor will thi:
Transcontinental Railway enterprise
be embarrassed or obstructed. Tlie
Conservative leaders will not be less
energetic in canal-deepening and railway extension; in tilling tlle West
with desirable settlers; in wise legislative effort to regulate corporations;
to improve industrial conditions; to
assure fair wages for workm-u, and
some guarantee of support for those
who have passed the working age; to
extend the advantages of free aail
d-divcry and the telegraph and telephone services to the rural communities.
But aside altogether from the constructive side of the Conservative programme thc Government's record of
waste, extravagance, alienation of
public property, betrayal oi provincial rights, gross abuses of patronage,
and increasing administrative feebleness constitutes an overwhelming indictment. It is too late to hope for
reform from within. Thc public welfare imperatively demands new men,
new methods and new measures. It
is for all these reasons that public
opinion in the West is turning against
the administration and that it will do
well if with all ils homestead inspectors and its electioneering officials and
the group of desperate patriots whom
it enriched, it carries one-half of the
constituencies beyond Lake Superior.
It is believed tliat Prince Edward Island will go solidly for the Opposition, Jn Nova Scotia, the Fielding
ascendency is passing, a new spirit has
come into politics, there is a deepening concern for higher electoral and
administrative methods, and there is a
confident expectation that Borden
candidates will carry one-half of the
constituencies, ln New Brunswick
the fortunes of the Government have
greatly declined. Mr. Pugsley's leadership threatens to have disastrous results. It is settled that the Opposition will earry the Province and the
majority may be decisive.
In Quebec, Mr. Borden was greatly
cheered and stimulated by the aggressive temper exhibited by Conservatives. Mr. Bourassa is a power in the
French Province and there is no
doubt that be has revolted at the
methods of government which now
prevail at Ottawa. He expresses in
his strictly administrative programme
the best sentiment of the old Rouge
party. Whatever we may think of
some of his opinions it cannot be
doubted that hc hates graft and waste
and will have no compromise with
bribery and jobbery. It is not known
tbat he wil! bc active in the contest,
but the school which bc represents is
resolutely opposed to existing political
conditions. Its influence must bc very
considerable and it must tell for Mr.
Borden. Moreover it must be remembered that four years ago the
popular majority for the Government
in Quebec was only thirty-three thousand, and that even a slight change
in public feeling may materially alter
the representation at Ottawa. That
there will be Conservative gains in
Quebec seems to bc certain and that
the Government will bc overwhelmed
in Ontario is assured by every sign
and by every report which comes in
from thc constituencies. Hence if
Mr. Borden receives thc support to
which he is entitled and a united party
lights his battle with courage, energy
and enthusiasm his success is certain,
aud tliat he will give thc country prudent, progressive and economical administration need nol be doubted.
Editor McDonald, of the Toronto
Globe, has worked himself into a fine
frenzy  over Premier  Roblin's  refer-
For Fall and Winter we are showing
Semi-Ready Styles in Exclusive Patterns
in Raincoats and Overcoats, Finished to
your measure in two hours,
Semi-Ready Tailoring
6. Williams & eo.,
Sole Agents for SEMI--READY
ence to the Crow's Xest Pass deal.
He first called on a former editor of
the Globe to attest that journal's innocence and would up by calling Premier Roblin a coward and a slanderer.
It is significant that just ten years
ago the charges made by Mr. Roblin
in connection with the Crow's Nest
Pass transaction were made on the
floor of the House of Commons by
William Wallace Bruce Mclnnes,
Liberal member for Nanaimo, and
who happens to be thc present Liberal
candidate in Vancouver. It is also
significant that the Globe of that day
replied to Mr. Mclnnes in much the
same tone tbat the Globe of yesterday replied to Hon. R. P. Roblin. It
called Mr. Mclnnes a liar and a slanderer, but as Mr. Mclnnes said, in
answering tllis attack in thc House, it
did not endeavor to dispute bis facts.
Perusal of the extracts of Mr, Mclnnes' speech in the House in 1897,
which are republished on this page,
show how history has repeated itself
in the exposures of the Crow's Nest
Pass deal. Yet the young Liberal
member who was denounced by the
Globe as a liar and a slanderer just
as Premier Roblin is being denounced
today, for precisely the same offence,
lived to be rewarded by the Laurier
Government with the office of governor of the Yukon and has in various
ways been recognized as one of the
bulwarks of Liberal strength in British Columbia.
Will the Globe repeat that the present Liberal candidate in Vancouver
is a liar and a slanderer? And, if so,
upon what grounds docs it explain
the Laurier Government's handsome
recognition of a man accused of lying
and slandering bis way into public
favor?—Calgary Herald.
placed in a large milk can filled with
water, which is then securely locked,
and in a few seconds he makes his
way out, dripping wet and free of
his shackles, by what means no one
is able to explain. Failure in any way
would prove fatal, for his whole body,
including his head, is under water
when the lid is fastened on. Other
numbers will be tbe Handcocks, presenting an original juggling pantomime entitled "Fun at a Five O'elock
Tea"; George Devoy and the Dayton
Sisters in an eccentric singing and
dancing oddity; Walter Hawley and
Natalie Olcott in "Just Married a
Week"; Kikoda, Japanese juggler;
Cora Thomas, soubrette; Thos. J.
Price in a new illustrated song, new
moving pictures and a new overture
bv the orchestra.
Thc London Teller has this story:
Those who aspire to literary fame or
who are in anywise puffed up with
pride and vainglory because it has
come to them, may be surprised to
find it is not a thing which is envied
and coveted by all men, for in a certain French journal there appeared
recently the following announcement
inserted by a rat-trap maker of
Lyons: "To all whom it may concern, M. Pierre Loti of Lyons, sola
inventor of the automatic rat trap,
begs to state that he has nothing in
common with one Pierre Loti, a
writer of romances." We should
have liked to have seen the face of
"one Pierre Loti" when be read this
notice, and hope that any tendency
which be may have shown towards
sinful pride may since it appeared
have been chastened to a becoming
The New Grand. On His Feet.
A most sensational feature will head "Thank you," she said, as he fin-
one of the biggest bills of the season ally gave ber bis seat in the car. "It's
arranged for next week. -Friavlo, in almost impossible to stand ou your
his death defying milk can mystery, feet."
has been creating something of a fur- "That  was because  I  kept pulling
ore  all  along the line.    He  allows 'em out of your way, ma'am," hc re
himself  to  bc   handcuffed  and  then plied.—Philadelphia Press. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER io, 1908.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his colleagues have alternated between the
academic profession of free trade
principles and the actual practice of
extreme protection for specially favored industries. They have talked reciprocity and tariff for revenue. They
have left some industries exposed to
outside competition, and gone to unprecedented lengths in supporting
others with rich bounties supcr-im-
pnsed upon high tariff schedules. The
iron and steel trade has been selected
by the Government for special treatment, while the woollen trade has
been set apart for destruction.
Over against the Government
stands Mr. Borden, presenting the
tariff as an instrument capable! in intelligent hands, of contributing powerfully to tbe work of nation building. He sees in customs schedules the
means of encouraging manufacturers,
stimulating agriculture, increasing the
prosperity of the artisan classes, and
establishing the wealth of the whole
people. He conceives a reasonable
measure of protection, scientifically
enforced, as a direct road to the creation of a multitude of mutually sustaining industries, affording a wide
creasing artisan class; and thus build-
variety of employment to an ever-in-
ing up populous industrial centres to
consume the products of the farm.
In a high tariff world adequate protection is essential to the material advancement of a young industrial nation. As tbe president of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association recently said, "the war of commerce has
continued to rage with an intensive-
ness heretofore unknown. Moved by
the spirit of conquest the great nations have marshalled their industrial
armies, and engaged in a competitive
contest for mastery over the forces of
nature and the resources of Mother
Earth. They seem to be realizing
more fully every year that their
strength consists not alone in thc extent of territory to which they can
lay claim, the population they possess,
the wealth of their institutions and
the power of their armaments, but to
j an even larger degree in tbe industry
which keeps their people busily em
I ployed and surrounded with home
comforts, and in thc commerce which
spreads its wings beyond their confines, carrying the products of their
I soil, their mines and their workships
I to the four corners of thc globe."
Thc recent trade depression has ex-
I posed the Canadian manufacturer to a
[sudden and relentless competition
[from the specialized industries of
I other countries, which found them-]
[selves compelled by the contraction of
I their regular markets to offer marked
I inducements to Canadian buyers. To
Iquote Hon. J. D. Rolland: "With
I comparatively little export trade of
Ibis own to fall back on, the Canadian
•manufacturer was thus taken as it
I were on both sides, with results that
(proved most unfortunate, not only
Ito himself, but also for the working-
|men dependent upon him."
There is no doubt that the experience of the last twelve months has
Iimpressed upon the Canadian artisan
[the extent of his dependence upon the
[prosperity of the manufacturer, and
[the value of the protection afforded
Ihis labor by an adequate tariff on the
[products of foreign factories. The
Iworkingman's welfare is inseparably
(wrapped up with that of his employer.
■The highly-capitalized industries of
lthe United States have tried to sweep
ICanada with her wares which they
Icould not get rid of in their own
Contracted home market. The tide
|seems to be turning for the better,
and a measure of prosperity may re-
Jturn to the country, but if our fiscal
Lolicy were in more sympathetic and
Inorc practical hands the outlook
luight be brighter.
The worst feature of the industrial
Ilepression has been the number of
Ivorkingmen out of employment. Last
Ivinter was a terrible one for many
lespectable artisans ancl their families,
jmd the prospect is that thc cold sea-
Ion now approaching will involve
Jhem in serious distress. Even now
Inany in and about Toronto arc without the necessities of life. The evils
If tbe situation will be increased vast
ly by the first cold weather. The
whole world is suffering from the effects of the recent trade reaction, but
the situation of the idle Canadian
workingman is not improved by the
importation from other countries of
goods which under equalized tariff
conditions he should be engaged in
producing here at home. A servile
imitation of the United States tariff
is undesirable, but no Canadian industry should be left without proper protection against keen, insistent and advantageously situated foreign rivals.
Signs appear that the Laurier Government is about to collapse as did
thc Laurier tower and the Quebec
bridge, which were the works of its
* *   *
If taxpayers were bled white with
an expenditure of $43,000,000 in 1896,
what color are they bled now with an
expenditure of $112,000,000.
* *   *
"The Government's policy is sound"
says Mr. Fielding. Then the Liberal
platform of 1893 must have been unsound.
* *   *
A Liberal paper says that 1896 saw
the end of the reign of graft.   Alas,
yes, but which end?
* *   *
Moving pictures of a man swallowing Liberal campaign arguments
should have special interest to the
* *   *
Mrs.  Wiggs consoled herself with
the thought that—   •
In the muck and scum of things,
Something always, always sings.
In the midst of the maladministration at Ottawa the country may comfort itself with the reflection that the
days of the Government approach an
end. Just now that is the hope, the
something that sings.
A Sure Cure.
Teacher—You scarcely ever come
to school any more! What ought I
to do to you to break you off playing
Bill—You might suspend me.
Thc suggestion that thc famous
German basteriologist, Dr. Koch,
should go to Philadelphia to study
the sleeping sickness is not taken
kindly in the city of brotherly love.
Willie  Dunlay in  Geo.  M.  Cohan's
Brilliant Comedy Hit, with Music
With  the  Original   New  York Cast.
Four Months at the New Amsterdam
Theatre, New York City.
Girls   Boys   Music.
Prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
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October 9th.
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No. 452.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company is situate  at  Hartford,  Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
is five million dollars, divided into fifty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
, The head offlce of the Company in this
Province is situate at Victoria, and W.
A. Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one   thousand  nine  hundred  and  eight.
(L. S.) S. Y.  WOOTTON,
Rogistrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:—
To make insurance against the loss by
lire on all kinds of real, mixed and personal property of every name and description, and are also authorized to Insure on vessels of all descriptions, ana
on all kinds of goods and merchandise;
and said Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to the several
persons who may or shall oe Insured
by the said Corporation for all losses
they may sustain In the subject matter
insured, In accordance with the terms
of the contract of Insurance and of the
form of the policies issued by said Company, which said policies, and all other
contracts of said Company, may be
made with or without the common seal
of said Company, and shall be signed by
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being so  signed and  executed,  shall be
obligatory on said Company. To make
insurance against loss or damage by
wind or hall storms, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, leakage of sprinklers ana
sprinkler systems installed or maintained for the purpose 01 protecting
against fire, and explosions, whether nre
ensues or not; provided the same shall
be clearly expressed In the policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions of steam
In  the  mater of an application  for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1,  Block  14,   (Map 537A), Town of
Port Essington.
NOTICE   is   hereby  given   that  lt   is
my  intention  at the  expiration  of one
month from tho date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate   of  Title  to   above   land  Issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 28th
day    of   March,    1905,    and    numbered
Land   Registry  Offlce,   Victoria,   B.C.,
the   18th day of August,   1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that William H. Perkins, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Station Agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted three
and one-half mlles east of the southeast corner of Indian Reservation No.
1, Fort George; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains to the
point of commencement and containing
G40 acres, more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Sections
1, 6, 7 and 8.
SEPARATE SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Tender for Section , Vancouver Island Trunk Road," will be received by the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to and including Monday, the 21st day of September,
1908, for constructing and completing
Sections 1, 6, 7 and 8, each Section being two miles, more or less, in length,
of the Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plans, profiles, drawings, specifications and forms of contract and tender may be seen by intending tenderers,
on and after Monday, tlie 31st day of
August, 1908, at the office of the undersigned, Lands and Yorks Department,
Victoria, B.C., and at the offlce of the
Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one
set of the location plans and profile,
and of the specification of each or any
Section, for the sum of five (J5) dollars
per set, on application to the Public
Works Engineer.
Each separate tender shall be for one
Section of the road only, and must be
accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
order of the Hon. the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of two hundred and
fifty ($250) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter Into contract when
called upon to do so, or fall to complete  the  work contracted for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out, on the forms supplied, separately for each Section of the road as
specified, signed with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied oy
the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed ln the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner ls not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August, 1908.
Sept. 5
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Edward U
Thompson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation
Miner, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted flve (5)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30th, 1908.
Aug. 15        EDWARD L. THOMPSON.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John A. Morrln,
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Merchant,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence east 80 chains; thence south 40
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
tiience north 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Pinker
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Miner, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted flve (6)
mlles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George, thence south 80 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thenco west 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John D. MacLean
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Physician,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four
(4) miles "east of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George, thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to the point of
commencement, and containing 640 acre*
more or less.
Daled June 30, 1908.   s
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Donald J. Matheson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Postmaster, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thenco north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains', thence
east 80 chains to the point of commencement and containing 640 acres, more or
Dated June 30, 1908.
CEBTrricATE or the r__oi»t»a-
"Companies Act, 1897."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
crete Construction Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry out or effect all or ac»
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company li
situate at Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company Is live hundred thousand dollars, divided into flve thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company In this
Province   ls   situate   at   Victoria,   and
Henry Graham Lawson, Solicitor, whoa*
address is Victoria, B.C., ls the attorney
for  the  company.    Not  empowered  to
issue and transfer stock.
Given under my hand and Seal of Ofllce
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this fourth day of April, one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this company
has been established and registered are:
M-i-facturing and dealing ln flre-proof-
lnt,* and building material of all kinds,
and constructing, equipping and owning
buildings, bridges and structures of all
kinds,  and all things incident thereto,
of  engaging  in  a  general   contracting
business; and of acquiring, holding, owning and disposing of all rights, patent
and otherwise, necessary and convenient for the prosecution of its business.
Shakespeare Says:
"There is a tide in the affairs of
man which, taken at the ebb, leads
on to fortune."
How often that opportunity is
lost through lack of Capital!
How many golden opportunities
are lost by improvident men I
Dont be Improvident
Start to Save at Once
so when opportunity knocks you
will be ready.
We allow 4 per cent on Savings
and give the privilege of issuing
The Great West
Permanent Loan and
Savings Co.
1204 Government Street
Phone 1055., Local Manager.
"Companies Act,  1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 454.
This Is to certify that "The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada" is authorised and licensed to carry
on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect
all or any of tho objects of the Company to which the legislature authority
of the Legislature of British Columbia
The head offlce of the Company Is situate at the City of Toronto, In the Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the
Company ls five hundred thousand dollars, divided into live thousand shares of
one hundred dollars each.
The head office of tho Company In
this Provinco is situato at Temple Building In the City of Victoria, and Robert
Wnrd & Company, Limited Liability, Insurance Agents, whose address Is Victoria aforesaid, is the attorney for the
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this eighteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To transact and carry on the business
of Insurance and re-insurance against
loss or damage from explosion to stationary, marine and locomotive hollers,
tho machinery connected therewith, or
the house or houses, store or stores, or
other building or buildings, or vessel,
steamer, boat or other craft in whicn
the same are placed or to which they
may be attached, or to any goods, wares,
merchandise, cargo or other property of
any description stored or conveyed
therein; and for the said purposes, or
any or either of them at any and all
times and places, to make nnd execute
written or printed, or partly printed and
partly written policies, contracts, agreements or undertakings according to the
exigency of the particular case and
cases, and generally to do and perform
all the necessary matters and things
connected with and proper to promote
those objects. And they shall have the
additional powers of making, entering
Into and executing policies, contracts,
agreements and undertakings, guaranteeing engineers and firemen in actual at-
tedance upon any boiler Insured by the
said company against loss of life or
injury to person, resulting from the explosion thereof.
Sept 21 THE WE«K, SATURDAY OCTOBER io, 1908,
The Week accepts no responsibility
for the views expressed by Its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted
whether signed by the real name of
tbe writer or a nom de plume, but the
welter's name and address must be
given to the editor as an evidence of
bona fides. In no case will lt be
divulged without consent.
"The Proof of the Pudding Is In thc
Editor The Week, Victoria, B. C.
Sir,—Your word of caution against
any recognition of silver as a money
metal, on the simple ground that the
vast majority of financial experts are
absolute gold standardists, may be
answered by a curious parallel in
New York, where thc anti-tuberculo-
sists in annual session assembled have
just voted down Professor Koch's
theory that man is immune from contracting that disease through the medium of tuberculous cattle as a food.
These men, among them some of
the greatest scientists *in the world,
accustomed to deal with fact and with
the immutable laws of nature, actually
put the result of their various experiments and reasoning to a vote, in- .
stead of sitting down like men with a
life and death question to solve, and
feeding Professor Koch and his disciples on specially selected steaks until the "proof of thc pudding" wus
We of this generation are so* tamed
to the omnipotence and acquiescent in
thc assumed omniscience of a majority vote that we have no other guiding. It is tbe God that rules our Sabbath and revises our prayer book. It
is our navy in times of peace, and
greater than great guns to exclude a
continent. It leads our rival statesmen, who crj', "Very like a whale, my
Lord!" in one voice, and each accuses
thc other of stealing his platform.
Can we not once in a while forget
the gentle art of counting noses as
the only oracle? It is now fourteen
years since America definitely adopted
the gold standard (no man knows exactly what is Canada's standard), and
we have surely had time enough to
add something of empirical knowledge
to the wisdom that wa sthen made
We havc long eaten of the pudding,
and have digested some facts easy of
proof, among them being
(1) Every economic abberration
that was threatened us as the sure
penalty of a partial silver standard,
has since occurred under the gold
(2) Trade with the Orient, including control of shipping on tbe Pacific,
has slipped from our 'grasp almost utterly.
This may or may not be reclaim-
able, but the East will buy from us if
we are willing to accept silver.
Arc we not willing?
Your manager will gladly take silver to increase your circulation, Mr.
Editor. I will take my share of earnings in that form very cheerfully, and
we are very like other people.
Never mind about the rates today.
Start the ball rolling that we will accept silver for our lumber, coal, fish,
fruits and red herring. Let us try
that pudding for a while. There are
plums in it.
Victoria Fuel Co.
PHONE 1377
You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
We give 5 per cent off for spot cash with the order.   Let us
know if you want it quick.
Cor. Government and Johnson Sts.
CONTINUOUS  PERFORMANCE.       2 to 5.30. and 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Admission—io cents.
Children's  Matinee   Wednesday  and Saturday—5 cents.
Roller Rink
Refined  Roller  Skating.
Under New Management.
Admission:  Mornings, free; afternoon and evening, ioc.
Skates, 25c.
Sessions daily, 10 to 12 a.m.
2 to 4.30 p.m.; 7.45 to  10 p.m.
Extra sessions Wednesday and
Saturday, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.
None but Richardson Bali-Bearing Skates used.
We cater to respectable patronage only.
his face, till you turn away in disgust.
What has it done for Vancouver?
When the white men built that city
up, the Liberal immigration policy
Hooded it with Oriental labour, and
now sweet retribution comes for that
city will go Conservative with a vengeance. Workingmen, take my word
for it, if you return the Liberals to
power, this is only a taste of what
we will get, and they will only laugh
at us, for tbe immigration officials are
having too luxurious a time of it, to
ever abate it one iota, and their agreements arc only verbal. They are even
now constructing a bigger shed li an
ever for them at the outer wharf, under the broad Liberal policy, so that
they must be going into the business "big." Boys work for a White
Canada, and no matter how you go,
don't go Liberal, for they will sell
you sure. A word in conclusion. Take
Billy Mclnnes, of Vancouver, "that
strange being," for example. What is
he not promising the people, and he
would promise them the sun and all
his satclitcs if hc thought that they
would believe him.
Put yourselves and your children in the original Jute Sole
Shoes, manufactured in the Old
Country, hundreds of testimonials of the same pair worn
daily for ye^rs; no corns; no
hot or cold feet; perfect comfort. All sizes, one price, two
dollars per pair, delivered in
your mail, duty and postpaid.
Remit mail order today.
Jute Sole Shoe Co'y
Victoria Post Office, B.C.
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—Will you kindly allow me
through your paper to say a few
words to my fellow working men on
the coming election, being one myself,
and having lived in Britisb Columbia twenty-seven years. Why should
we support tbe present Liberal Government for what it has done for us?
In the first place, thc word when applied to them is a misnomer, for they
are not Liberal.    When there is any
Attention is directed to a paragraph
which appears elsewhere in this issue
giving particulars of a twenty-four
hours race at the Victoria Skating
Rink. From enquiries made have
reason to believe that this will be a
very unique and interesting affair.
Two young physicians were exchanging news for the first time since
their graduation from the medical
school.    "I   was   surprised   when   I
patronage in (hc way of work, it is  i,earci y0U'd settled  at  Beech   Hill,'
only given out amongst a certain little band of Liberals, and then you will
have to be a very good Liberal to get
it. They may not think it, but this
will be one of the principal rocks on
which they will bc wrecked, and will
you just think of the predicament thc
Libera! immigration policy has placed
us, and our children in. No matter
where you go to look for work, to the
mines,  thc  mills,  the   fisheries,  and
even the ranches,    the    ever-present  ing   children's   parties
Oriental confronts you with a grin on   splendid, thank youi"
said one to the other, laughing. "I've
always heard it spoken of as such a
healthy suburb. I wondered if you'd
find any patients there!"
"My dear man," said his classmate,
earnestly, "it is a healthy suburb, but
it is also the stronghold of football,
every family has its motor car, and
there never was such a place for giv-
I'm   doing
The New Grand
SULLIVAN _ CONSIDINE,    Proprietor*.
Management ef ROBT. JAMIESON.
The Biggest and Best Vaudeville
Bill Ever Played on the
In   his   death-defying
—0 Milk Can Mystery 0
Handcuffed and locked securely m
can filled with water, hc escapes before his audience
"Fun at 5 O'clock Tea."
Eccentric    Singing   ami    Dancing
Walter Natalie
"Just Married a Week."
Novelty   Japanese   Juggler
Soubrette, Dialect Comedienne and
Change Artist
Song Illustrator
"Sweetheart  and  Roses."
"The   Village   Gossip."
The Store That Serves You Best
Begin Work With a Good Breakfast
Good breakfasts are possible only when you have good groceries,
such as you get here at right prices. These are the sort of
breakfast foods that make good living certain:
Farina Heckers, per package  20c
Farina Capitol, 2 packages  25c
Hominy, per tin   20c
Cream of Wheat, per package   25c
Grape Nuts, per package  15c
Shredded Wheat, per package  15c
Barley Flakes, per package  15c
Cracked Wheat, per sack  * 60c
Hominy, small or large, per sack  65c
1317 GOVERNMENT ST. Tel. 52, 1052 and 1590
Where you get good things to eat and drink.
"Now good digestion wait on appetite and health on both."
The man who cares for a good dinner, well cooked and daintily
served in first-class style, appreciates the fine cuisine of the
Cecil Cafe
Everything upon the menu of this restaurant is of the highest
grade, hygienically wholesome yet very reasonable in price.
The only cafe in Victoria employing all white cooks.
Grill second to none on the Coast.
Served daily between the hours of 12 and 3 at
35c, is a specialty greatly appreciated by the
business men of Victoria.
W. S. D. SMITH, Proprietor
645 Yates Street • Victoria, B. C.
Damp Rooms Cause Consumption
And other ills that human flesh
is heir to. These chilly days
a good
in parlor or "den" may save
you many a large doctor's bill.
Call here and see our special
values in gas radiators, heaters, stoves and cooking ranges.
Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
Write me for 1908
Luther Burbank will enter politics,
which means one honest grafter,
paradoxical  as it may appear.
Cockburn's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B.


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