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The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria,  B. 6.
1232. Government St        Telephone 88 ■
Vol. VI.   No 2
On* Doujx Pkr Annum
/v The  Municipal  Campaign
Municipal is n(W in full swing and tho
I Campaign. ratepayers had an opportunity on Thursday night
of listening to the two candidates for the
Mayoral chair. For this opportunity they
are indebted to the Prairie Club which
j generously hired the Victoria Theatre for
the gladiatorial contest. While thanks are
due to the Club for its liberality the members have probably learned by now that
they were made use of by some persons
possessed of more zeal than discretion to
exploit*Mr. Morley. From the commencement it was obvious that an attempt had
been made to organize a Morley meeting.
This was evidenced by the fact that all the
officials in charge of the gathering are
notorious Morleyites, and the reception
which was accorded Mr. Morley proceeded
from a compact body of men who applauded in the most approved manner of
the claque.
• It is regrettable that the members of the
Prairie Club who are among the most
valued of our citizens should have been
taken advantage of for partizan purposes
and on reflection they would assuredly not
relish the'predicament in which they were
placed. There is another point in connection with the conduct of the meeting
which is worthy of note. The chairman
who handled the gathering admirably an-
Xnced that questions might be put to the
didates only if they were written out
and handed to the chair. This method
may have something to recommend it, but
it defeats the object of questions which is
to elicit special information on points
suggested by the speaker's observations.
There is another objection, especially to
the manner in which this ruling was carried out, the chairman allowed anonymous questions, and read out to Mayor
Hall several queries of a very personal
character to which no name was attached,
but which everyone in the audience knew
were suggested by Mr. Morley. Neither he
nor the coward who sent them up unsigned
would have asked these questions if the
arrangement had not permitted them to
conceal their identity. The good old-fashioned way in which a ratepayer has to
stand up like a man among his fellows and
take the responsibility of the question he
asks is much more in accordance with the
idea of British fair play than the Morley
method of striking from behind cover.
Coming to the subject matter of the two
addresses no impartial observer would
deny that Mr- Morley's much advertised
bomb-shell went off like a wet squib. He
advertised sensational disclosures, . the
most sensational disclosure he made was
to deepen the conviction that he is a tricky
and unreliable man. He had to apologize
for misrepresenting the value of thc
money by-laws carried during Mayor
Hall's term of office. Whilst claiming, in
anything but a modest manner, to be a
more consistent temperance and reform
worker than Mayor Hall he had to admit
that he had during his term of office solicited authority from the Provincial Government to sell intoxicating drinks at the
Y'$vineial Fair. He also had to admit
under that gentleman's close questioning
that he had refused, after his election, to
preside at a temperance meeting in the
Institute Hall. His explanation, of this
course will hardly raise him in the estimation of the reform party for n-s said:.,
"I had other business to attend to; I re
garded these matters as a side issue."   It
cannot be too clearly understood by the
influential Moral Reform party of the city
that by his own confession Mr. Morley
regards their platform as one to get in on
and their interests as a side issue.
*   *   *   #   *
On two occasions Mayor Hall gave Mr.
Morley "the lie direct," and stood by his
colours.   Altogether whatever' the feeling
of the meeting may have been at the commencement there is no doubt that at the
tnd it had been won over to Mayor Hall
by the straight forward if less fluent and
tricky methods adopted by Mr. Morley.
lo sit and watch the two men was a liberal
education.   Mr. Morley is a practiced debater, he knows how to juggle with words,
he side-stepped nearly every issue and misrepresented his opponent in some matters
quite as much by the manner in which he
stated the case as by the spoken word.
Mayor Hall on the  other  hand  has no
fluency of speech and a more limited vocabulary so that at times he failed to express his full meaning, but he had an air
of sincerity and conviction strangely at
varience with the suave plausibility of his
opponent; and he made his audience feel
that even if he blundered at times he was
an honest man, and was telling the truth.
He scored when recounting his record for
last year and was able to point to steady
and continual progress in permanent city
work, and to a greatly improved financial
status as evidenced by the high price recently obtained for city bonds.  He showed
how the ability to raise funds for public
expenditures provided work for the labouring class, and indirectly profit for all
classes, and he outlined a progressive programme for the ensuing year.
*    *****
His attitude on the Temperance and Reform question cannot but give satisfaction
to all reasonable people. Summed up in
a few words it is that he has been a lifelong abstainer and worker in the cause,
that he is an out and out supporter of Local
Option, that he is prepared to support
legislation giving effect to that principle,
that he is determinedly opposed to the
social evil, that he has been the first Mayor
of Victoria to carry the sale of intoxicating
drinks in disorderly houses to the Courts
where he scored a victory for the city,
that he also carried the broader question
to the Courts and his test case is now under appeal; if it goes in favour of the City
he will see that the law is enforced. On
this great issue the contrast between the
policies of the two candidates is very
marked. Mr. Morley's may be characterized as opportunism; Mayor Hall's as consistency. Mi*. Morley's incompetency for
the position of Chief Magistrate was well
illustrated by his attitude on Thursday
night. He showed himself to be spiteful,
vindictive, and unscrupulous. During two
years of service he proved himself to be
dictatorial and unreliable. He makes extravagant statements which he never attempts to justify in the hope that they may
produce an impression in his favour. For
instance on Thursday night he roundly declared that the Public Works executed in
the city last year had cost 25 per cent,
more than they should through extravagance and mismanagement; as such a percentage would mount up to something like
two hundred thousand dollars the charge,
if proved, would be a sufficient indictment
to justify the deposing of any Mayor, but
Mr.. Morley did not attempt to produce
any proof beyondthe most vague and gen
eral statements, such as, that he had seen
workmen deliberately shovelling earth
backwards and forwards to the same spot
"in order to kill time," and that in one
instance a short piece of sewer near Mr.
Oliver's property had been wrongly located
in the first instance. Any man: capable
of making such a sweeping charge on such
flimsy ground places himself out of Court
by the extravagance of his utterances, and
proves more conclusively than his opponents possibly could that he is unfitted for
a public position.
*   *   *   *■ - *- •
The Week feels almost like apologizing
to its readers for once more devoting space
to Mr. Morley. It never ceases to regret,
and would fain forget, that it supported
him for his first term, but it long ago
found out how great a mistake had been
made and must make amends by pointing
out the folly of again placing the. manager
ment of the City's affairs in the hands of
one who for two years proved to be such
a brake on its wheels of progress, and who
demonstrated on Thursday night that he
has learned nothing from his experience.
If nothing else should defeat Mr\ Morley
his reply to the question from the audience
as to the orderliness of the City should
settle his fate. He said that Victoria was
emphatically "not orderly" under Mayor
Hall's regime, and that 'it was not the
most orderly city of the West" If Mr.
Morley did not know that he was giving
false witness against the City he stands
fondemned by his ignorance; if he did
know, he wilfully slandered Victoria.
Mayor Hall made a dignified and straightforward if not an eloquent appeal for a
second term. With Mr. Morley as the only
alternative the ratepayers can make but
one response and it should be sufficiently
emphatic to extinguish the aspirations of
a,man who during his previous terms of
office kept the city in hot water, and turned
the Council Chamber into a bear garden.
The Week has been re-
The Jubilee quested to say something
Hospital. about the management of
the Jubilee Hospital, but in
view of the seriousness of any criticism
which might affect the financial support
of so important an Institution is unwilling
at present to do more than suggest the
grounds of complaint, and defers the publication of details to a later date if it
Bhould be found necessary. E ot that there
is any lack of information bearing upon
the matter complained of, but that a word
to the wise may prove sufficient and lead
to the abandonment of a policy which cannot but prove highly detrimental to the
interests of the Hospital. The complaint
is that the management is not actually in
the hands of the Trustees, who are the
legally appointed directors of its affairs,
but that the whole Institution is subject
to "petticoat" government. It is charged,
that prominent members of the Ladies'
Auxiliary have combined to depose Trustees who refused "to dance when they
piped," and that the business end of the
Institution is through the same medium
subordinated to social considerations.
These charges could easily be elaborated,
and The Week has only too much reason
to believe that they could be substantiated.
Persons in the best position to know admit that this condition of affairs has long
been an open secret, and that any attempt
to put an end to it would result in drying
up one fountain of supplies.   The opinion
of The Week is that it is possible to pay
too much for one's whistle, and that if the
Jubilee Hospital is paying for a few hundred dollars a year which it derives from
social entertainments by sacrificing the dignity of its Board of Trustees, and being
made to pull the chestnuts out of the fire
for certain ambitious society ladies, it too
is paying too dear for its whistle, and is
perpetuating a condition of affairs which
will not be tolerated by the people who!
vote the. main supplies. After all it is,
public money which supports the Jubilee,
Hospital, the grant of $12,000 from the:
Provincial Government and $7,500 from.
the City constituting its only permanent
source ,of income.
City Barrister Taylor has'
Sooke Lake      returned from London with
Water Scheme the makings of a first class
water sfehetfie for Victoria.:
It is not perfect, and in one or two im-.
portant respects it will require modification if it is to be accepted, but like everything which Mr. Taylor does, it bears the
hall mark of thoroughness and lucidity..
Apart from the objections which will be
noted it furnishes the frame-work for an
agreement which may once and for all
solve the vexed problem of an adequate
and permanent water supply.   In making
this statement The Week is not oblivious
of the fact that hitherto these columns have
advocated the  Goldstream Scheme, but
with a reservation, viz., that a fair price
could be agreed upon, so far that has been.
found impossible, and the City having a
year ago endorsed Sooke Lake, and the
Esquimalt Waterworks Company not having receded from their position,, it is quite
in order to discuss Sooke Lake as a practicable scheme.   It possesses the advantage
of an inexhaustible supply of pure water
at a sufficient elevation to give the city a
perfect gravity system.   The only objection which could be urged against it in
comparison with Goldstream is that it will ) 0
cost more, but as the City has already de-      V
cided to face that extra cost it need not      _..
be further discussed.  Coming to the agree- -a   y.
ment submitted by Mr. Taylor The Week ^
suggests that it requires modification in
three particulars:   the   rate   of interest
should be four per cent, instead of five,
the bonus or commission should not at any
rate exceed seven and one-half per cent.,
and the fixed term should be reduced from
thirty-five to twenty-five years.   With respect to the rate of interest it is altogether too late in the day for the City to
borrow money at five per cent; there is no
necessity to do it.   If the money is raised:
in London it will be transferred from investments which are yielding from one and
three-quarters to two and one-half per
cent.   With City bonds recently selling at
ninety-eight a bonus of ten per cent, js undoubtedly  too  high and was  probably^
named with the expectation that it would,
have to be reduced.   As to the term therei
is no hard and fast rule by which to determine what this should be, but busing f0
opinion upon the experience of other Canadian cities twenty-five years would be a
reasonable time.   If Mr. Taylor is in a
position to secure these alterations there:
is little doubt that the scheme would commend itself to the ratepayers, and he could
render no greater service to the city than
to secure these modifications and get the
agreement signed as quickly as a referendum can be taken. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1909.
Sporting Comment.
overlook the work of the local long
distance runners. The annual road
race conducted by the Y. M. C. A. was
run on New Year's Day and was again
won by Frank Baylis in the fine time
of 35 minutes 31 seconds.   The exact
The Victoria Rugby fifteen had a
good practice at Oak Bay on New
'Year's Day, when- they met a team distance was 6 "miles and 352 ryards, or
from Nanaimo, but the latter were so approximately 6J4 miles. In the Long-
weak that they were no match what- boat-Dorando race the first five miles
ever for the locals.   Although the lo- was reeled off in 27-^V'-   This sh™s
,._,.,    _*..,_._, that on an average they ran every one
cals had by far the best of the game, .._■■■_.        •_     •    _•         a      _ it
,    .         ,        -,.,,..,      . of the five miles in five and a half
the forwards again failed to take ad
vantage of their opportunity to heel
out, with ah easy team against them
it wa? thought that they would practice this, but they failed. The three-
quarters were in good form and played
much better than has been the case
this season. At half-back, Newcombe
was giVeh another partner, but he
failed to make good; and it would not
be'Surprising to see another new face
in the line-up on Saturday, *The addition of Bromley in the scrum, and
the extra weight, given the pack by the
additional for.ward, ,vvas noticeable,
and it is almost, certain there will be
no five-eighths when the teams' lineup this afternoon. Altogether the play
of the team as a whole was very gra-;
t'ifying, aiid if they can play as well
this afternoon as they did last week,
there* id very little doubt but that the:
third, game of the series "will go to
..Ju connection, wi.th this game, I cannot , let the opportunity pass without
endorsing the letter of "Goal Kick,"
appearing in the Times -On 'Monday
last, in which a complaint: was made
regarding the price of admissjon. I
know for a fact tbat every second per-
soh'who paid to enter the grounds last Among the new settlers in the
Friday were sore about paying .fifty Kootenay   country,   and   there,  are
minutes. In the Victoria race the
seven miles was done on an average
of a mile every five and three-fifth
minutes. At the end of ten miles,
Dorando's time was 56.30 1-5. Leaving out the one-fifth the ten miles took
exactly five and three-fifth minutes on
an average, This shows that the local
runners made as good time for seven
miles on a track that was up hill and
down hill with a good strong wind
blowing, while the other was made on
a specially prepared track, enclosed
and away from any wind. After a
comparison it is greatly to the credit
of not only Baylis, for I cannot overlook the brilliant fight made by Beckwith and Dickson, both of whom give
promise of being fine distance runners and who ..will without doubt
make Baylis lower his record .if he
wants to hold the cup next year, and
their performance '%ill bear as close
watching, as the' noted runners who
are now attracting the attention of
lovers of long distance running all
over the world,
^ An Incident in Kootenay.
many of them, there is a great dread
of wild beasts, and the old timers are
not slow in telling terrible yarns,
which do not act as sedatives to those
fears. The most dreaded of all wild
beasts is the fierce and bloodthirsty
cents., It is true the difference is very
little, but to many of the Rugby clubs
supporters, it is a great deal/ 1 Hope'
that the management will take heed
and do* their .share towards helping the
club by lowiring the price of admission.
• The Victoria West1' 'soccer* eleven'cougar, .who is credited with all sorts
turned a couple of tricks.at.'Nanaimo of horrible crimes, though as a mat-
and. Ladysmith, when they beat, the ter of fact no well credited instance
teams from both these cities in league of a cougar or any other animal ever
fixtures." At the present time,'the having taade an unprovoked attack on
Wests are very strong.■•' With the ad- a human being has been related,
dition of Thomas and Buxton, they' Crawford Bay is a deep inlet divid-
ha.ye .improved the team wonderfully, ed from Kootenay Lake by a long
but1 it is surprising'to me that players peninsula of rocky bush covered hills,
of the calibre of those I have mention- and across this peninsula a road some
ed should be content.to remain in the four miles long leads from the settle-
second division when a place is wait- ment of Crawford Bay to the steaming for them in the senior ranks. This boat landing at Lynchville, or as it is
is the objection that I have always now called, Kootenay Bay on thc
made; against dividing the players into main lake.
First, Second and Third; division, in- A few weeks ago the wife of one
stead, of Senior, Intermediate and of the settlers at Crawford Bay went
Junior, with an age limit-For instance, to Nelson on a shopping excursion,
tlie Nanaimo team-that played against and the hired man went over in the
the'.Wests, had.men th^t have played buggy to meet the steamer in the
throughput the senior series for the evening and bring the lady back. She
past six or seven years, and still they had many packages and among them
are able to play iii the second division, was a carcass of New Zealand mut-
If this-is assisting the younger play- ton, neatly dressed in its white calico
ers, I would,like;to be shown how. I bag. This and the rest of the baggage
aip not detracting from the West's was packed into the buggy, and the
victory in the least, but I do think couple started off for home. It was
that a mistake has been made when late in the evening and very cold,
players of six and seven years stand- there being a hard frost and the way
ing as seniors are allowed to play in led through eerie country, and was
the second division. made gloomy by the overhanging for-
This afternoon the James Bay and est. No doubt their thoughts turned
Victoria Wests are supposed to clash to the possible dangers of the road,
in the final for the city league cham- and it was not long before they be-
pionship, that is if the Wests win, it came aware that some strange animal
will be the final, but should the flays was following them. Then panic soon
win another game will.be necessary, assumed larger proportions and their
as a win for the Bays would leave steed was urged to its greatest pace,
them even with the Wests. The Wests but still the uncanny thing pursued
Will be without the services of Thorn- them. Naturally they feared the worst
as and Buxton, and the team will be and soon they satisfied themselves, or
weakened accordingly, while on the unsatisfied themselves that the animal
-Other hand the Bays will have* out the behind them was indeed the much-'
strongest team that they have had this dreaded cougar. Their fears urged
season and are confident of their abil- them on, but,they did not quite lose
»ty to down the boys from the West- their wits, and they remembered tales
em suburbs. of how in Russia travellers pursued
The result of the Doronda-Long- by wolves would throw out various
boat race at Buffalo leaves no doubt objects from the sleigh to detain thc
but that Longboat is the Italian's pursuing host. Plainly it was the
master. In both the recent races the smell of mutton that attracted the
Indian has run a remarkably, race, the beast behind them, and no sooner was
second even better,than the .first, and this idea conceived than the equally
it shows that he is now running in brilliant one occurred to them of se-
tru? form, and for the distance, I do curing their safety by heaving out the
not think there is a man can beat carcass of mutton to appease the pan-
him. He is now entered to meet ther's raving appetite. No sooner
JJlirubb in a race for the Marathon thought of than acted on, and out
distance. This will be the greatest went the mutton. Seventy pounds of
race he has ever taken part in, and if the best meat in the world abandoned
he is successful, he can well be called in the wilds of Kootenay. This ac-
the world's champion.
couple reached the first house in the
settlement. Here they stopped and
related their terrible experience, and
they were taken in and succoured, and
were soon able to continue the short
journey that brought them home. The
lady was the wife of a man who kept
a store, and in these rural communities the store is the centre from which
all news soon radiates, and it was not
long in getting spread all over the
settlement and people went pale and
trembled to think of the perils
through which their neighbours had
They told their tale with the greatest detail and among a small knot of
men staying in the little hotel, many
of those details hardly pointed to a
cougar as the relentless pursuer.   For
instance, a cougar slinks along in the
bush at one side of the trail; he does
not follow along the trail itself.   Then
a  cougar's  footfalls  are   silent,  and
such an animal could hardly produce
the trampling noise which had first
alarmed them.   Then a cougar even
viewed through the eyes of terror is
hardly .as big as a horse and it has not
a double crest on its head standing
straight up.   Such a description might
apply to a medieval dragon, but dragons have not been so far discovered
in British Columbia.      At Crawford
Bay are many  old timers  who  are
mighty  hunters  and  some  of these
determined to find out all about this
story.   So at early daylight they started out well  armed and with many
dogs to find and slay the cougar if he
was anywhere about.      They    soon
found the mutton, which was lying
elose to where it had been cast overboard, and had not been carried oil,
though some animal had evidently had
a meal off part of the neck, which
protruded from the covering sack, and
there, only a few paces off, quietly
grazing by the roadside was old Jerry,
one of a pair of mules belonging to a
farmer at Lynhcville.   Here was the
terrible monster, and his owner was
soon on the spot looking for him.   It
appears that Jerry was one of a pair-
Tom and Jerry—who were inseparable.   Tom had been in use the previous evening and was temporarily separated from His feosom friend Jerry,
who sighing, for company and hearing
the pit pat along the road of the horse
in the huggy, had easily escaped from
his paddock and followed the alluring sound until the sudden appearance in the road of a strange white
object, which may have represented a
ghost to his mind, if mule minds comprehend ghosts, suddenly startled him,
and caused him to desist in his pursuit of the buggy.   A loose dog .belonging to the home which the couple
first reached, having no fear of cougars and never having heard of ghosts
followed  his  nose  and  had  a  good
meal off New Zealand mutton.
She   (thirsting  for  information)—
What is a gin mill?
He (frankly)—A vice.
She—And a water wagon?
To the
Electors of the City of Victoria:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I beg to offer myself as a Candidate for the office of Mayor (second
term) for the year 1909.
If elected my aim will be as in the
past, to further the best interests of
the City, material as well as moral.
Requesting your vote and influence.
I remain,   Yours respectfully,
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of Pauline
Dougall, late of the City of Victoria,
in the Province of British Columbia,
deceased, are hereby required to file
their names and addresses, with full
particulars of their claims and the nature of the securities, If any, held by
them, duly verified, on or before the
16th day of February, 1909.
And notice is hereby given that after
the said date the Administrator will
proceed to distribute said Estate
amongst the parties entitled thereto,
having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice,
or any part thereof, so distributed, to
any person of whose claim he has not
had notice at the time of the distribution thereof.
Dated this 80th day of December, A.D.
While refer- tion had the desired result, the pursuit Of No. 918 Ctovernment Stre*,■ Vtatorla,
— ,       . .   ,      ,        _•_.___• i__. j      B.C., Solicitors for tne Administrator.
ring to Marathon races, I must not ceased, and before long the affrighted jan, 30.
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward No. 4.
I beg ag^in to offer myself as a
Candidate for above Ward and solicit your votes and influence.
To the Ratepayers of No. V Ward:
In response to the request of a
large number of Rate-payers in Ward
V, I have consented to become a candidate for the office of Alderman at
the ensuing Municipal Election.
I venture to think that my lifelong residence in the city and my
association with one of the oldest
businesses will be a sufficient recommendation to the good-will of the
electors whose votes I respectfully
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Victoria. B. C.
For Alderman
I beg to Inform you that I am an
Aldermanic Candidate for Ward 5. I
have large property interests ln the
ward. I believe in making Victoria a
progressive and an up-to-date city, and
I am convinced that there is room for
improvement ln the management of our
civic affairs.   My policy will be:
First—Good roads.
Second—An ample water supply,* even
if It does cost $2,000,000, for in my
opinion Victoria cannot be made beautiful without   an   unlimited   supply   of
Third—A two years term for Aldermen, one half to retire each year by rotation.
Fourth—The abolition of the ward
Fifth—Good roads.
I am not allied with any clique, party
or faction, but will if elected do my
best for the general good of the city.
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Music and the Stage
Archie Boyd in "Shore Acres."
The great pastoral play, "Shore
Acres," has many elements of
strength. It not alone reveals a most
interesting story, charmingly told—
charming because of its* simplicity-
its genuine touches of nature—but
there is a sense of realism in it
brought forth by the master hand of
its author, who was probably the best
stage manager this country had
known. This realism is marked
throughout the entire play, giving
every detail—the ticking of the clock
in the kitchen, the passing of the
lighthouse lantern from window, the
burning of the candle as Uncle Nat
goes to his, room, together with many
other essentials, make' a picture not
onl ypleasing to the eye, but one
leaving its impression oil the heart.
Archie Boyd is playing the part of
"Uncle Nat," - or Nathaniel Berry.
"Shore Acres" will be presented here
at the:: Victoria theatre, pn Saturday,
Jan. 9, when it will be seen with new
scenery, specially built for this tour,
which in fact is a revival of Mr.
Heme's ever popular and attractive
play.. While the scenes of "Shore
Acres*' are located in New England,
and the dialogue is representative of
the localisms of that section, yet at
the same time ike general atmosphere
of the play belongs to all sections of
the country, for the people of Maine,
where the scenes are actually laid,
are very little, if in any way different,
from those in California. American
people a-re much the same, regardless
of locality. Therefore, it can readily
be seen that this is another element
of the * play's popularity. The dialogue abounds in homely sayings; the
character of Nathaniel Berry is justly
famous and Archie Boyd's interpretation of the part is said to be very
much finer than his portrayal of Joshua Whitcomb in "The Old Homestead."
Mr. Theodore Lorch, supported by
an excellent coihpan'y, will be the next
attraction at the Victoria theatre,
when they will present "The Lieutenant and the Cowboy." The plot of
the piece teems with an interest that
holds one in a spell. It is a simple,
beautiful story, graphically told in a
rational manner. A sumptuous scenic
equipment has been provided by
Messrs. Belton & Smutzer, and taken
all in all, will be one of the best attractions that has ever visited this
Richard's Reasoning.
Richard startled his mother one day
by asking: "How does it come that
Ned's papa is Mr. Artman through
the week and Jesus on Sunday?"
"Why, Richard, he is always Mr.
Artman.   He isn't Jesus."
"Yes, he is. On Sundays we sing,
'Give your pennies all to Jesus,' and
then Mr. Artman comes 'round and
gets 'em."—Erne S. Black in Lippen-
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth at a dinner in Cincinnati, told a quaint story
about an English youngster.
"They are very precocious, indeed,"
she said, "those little chaps from
Eton or Rugby, with their round,
sober faces and their quiet air. A
very pretty American girl was talking one evening in London to one
of these urchins.
"'And have you got a sweetheart
yet, Tommy?' she said, playfully.
"'No,' said Tommy; 'still, I'm
game enough for a bit of spooning,
if that's what you're after.'"
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.1 few moments, then walking up to
the ticket-taker he said:
"Let all these boys in, and count
them as they pass."
The man did as requested, and
when the last one had gone, he turned and said, "Twenty-eight."
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73 sorts to every shift to retain a bare
living for himself and keeps Peg entirely in the dark as to his financial
One day she pounces on him unawares and discovers the truth for
herself and at once realizes the heroic
struggle he has made. The succeeding chapters are the finest in the book
and will not admit of condensation.
The climax is a splendid one and culminates with the fine note of optimism which runs throughout. As a
love story1 "The Quest Eternal" is
deeply interesting, as a study of character it is stimulating and exalting,
as a literary product it is of high
merit and I can with the utmost confidence recommend it to my readers.
Literary Notes.
The Week
A. Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
IItt Government Street...Victoria, B.C.
IM   Hastings Street... .Vancou ver. B.C.
W. BLAKEMORE..Manager and Editor
The Quest Eternal
The first book I have read in the
New Year bears the attractive title
Of "The Quest Eternal." The
author, Will Lillibridge, is unknown
to me but the title page indicates
that he has written at least two
other books, "Where the Trail Divides" and "The Dissolving Circle."
The book under review is published
by Dodd, Mead & Co., and is on sale
at the Victoria Book and Stationery
It takes no guessing to determine
the subject of The Quest Eternal, Among the seasqnable publications
but few modern writers, and still ;s a book of high, merit published by
fewer young writers, have treated the the copp eiark Cb.f Ltd., Toronto,
subject so interestingly and so satis- It js entitled "Out of Doors in the
factorily. , It is refreshing to find Holy Land," and the author is the
any modern novel of which love is well known writer of Biblical subjects,
the theme entirely devoid of any trace Henry Van Dyke. The book is
of eroticism. The author has proved strongly reminiscent of that Standard
once again that the most sterling and work published in England many
enduring qualities are those which years ag0 "Photograms of an Eastern
spring from the possession of the old Tour." In. appearance it is almost
virtues. Rarely has a more splendid equai t0 an "edition de luxe." The
character been limned in a work of paper typography and illustration be-
fiction than that of Robert McLeod, ing much above the ordinary. The
or a more fascinating heroine than bo°k contains some twenty Photo-
Pee Stanton gravures which are exquisitely colored, and which render it a most suit-
The story covers two generations able gi{(. book
and opens with an intensely dramatic 	
scene   strongly   reminiscent   of   the     A number of distinguished names
great scene in "Called Back," in which appear among the contributors to the
a blind man finds himself in a room January number    of   Th^ Canadian
,,.,_. - ■ Magazine. Prof. Goldwin Smith writes
where a murder has just been com-     ...        ,        ...       .. .,
a timely and most interesting consid-
mitted, the evidence of which comes eration of -The Crisis in India» and
to him solely through the sense of Sir Charles Tupper writes on "An In-
touch. In "The. Quest Eternal" cident of Confederation." These two
anxious relatives are pacing up and contributors  alone  would make  the
down the ante-room while two emin-
number one of more than ordinary in
terest, but there are as well important
ent physicians are operating on their featureSi inciuding "The Head-hunters
loved one.   Only a thin door inter- 0f Formosa (illustrated), by Thurlow
'venes but it covers a tragedy for the Fraser; "Five Famous Empty Chairs"
anesthetic proves too much for the (illustrated), by  Frank Yeigh; "The
_.   _       , i_ Lovelie Ladye fef Holyrood" (illustra-
patient, and he expires. .   .   '       T   '     ,        ' „„, ,   a
ted), by Jean Blewett;   Plays of the
One of the doctors is an unprin- Season„   (mustrated))   by   John   E.
cipled coward; he flies and leaves his Webber; "The Modern Olympia," by
colleague to face a charge of murder; H. J. P. Good; "Bulgaria: A Study in
that colleague, Andy McLeod, is con- History," (illustrated), by J. Castell
. l j       j   • j   _•       cr.       Sopkins, with short stories by Lilian
victed   and   imprisoned   for   fifteen . v     '       ■_■:__,     „,„   _   /.,
Levendge, Headon Hill, Carl Ahrens
years coming out of gaol a broken and poems by Isabel Ecciestone Mac.
man.   It is  his  son  Robert who is kay, Virna   Sheard,   George Herbert
the real hero of the book.   A boy in- Clarke, E. M. Yeoman, Jean Blewett,
heriting  the  splendid  principles  of James  P.  Haverson and  Louise C.
his  father's character, coupled with     asS°w-
an indominitable will, and an inflex- Business Notices.
ible purpose.    Sad to relate he in- 	
herits also the poverty and the re- Mr. J. L. Parker, Mining and Con-
proach of a discredited parent and the suiting Engineer, has opened an office
additional infliction of physical de- |n the McGregor block.   Mr Parker
  , is a gentleman who received his early
formity.   His father, in pursuance of training .„ England and his since had
a vow based upon a somewhat ori- a wjde experience in Australia, South
ginal    conception,   murders    Sidney Africa, the United States and Canada.
Stone, his former colleague, and then For the last ten years he has been
• -j    iu:. „!„_._._, *_,_. K-,n actively engaged in British Columbia,
commits suicide, this places the ban       ,.     , _..       . .1.   _._   •_
working for a portion of the time in
of ostracism upon his son.    The boy connection with the Copper Mines of
retires to the miserable ranch which the Rossiand Camp, and subsequently
he has inherited. in charge of the celebrated  North
,       ..... __.._. „;,i Star Mine.   Since coming to Victoria
Into his life comes a young girl & ^ ^^ ^ Mf   Parfeer has
who has been kidnapped by a band executed several commissions for the
of gypsies; their boy and girl love Tyee Copper Company; he is open
is exquisitely pourtrayed. Finally for professional engagements, inspec-
Peg, who possesses a beautiful nat- tions, reports and the supervision of
... a .   «..„_., mining operations,
ural voice,   is   sent   away   to study     ^ ^ known ^ accountant>
music and then begins a magnificent Mf A y Kenah, has entered into
struggle on the part of the boy partnership with the Vancouver firm
against overwhelming odds. A sue- of Kendall & Sewell, and the new
cession of bad seasons and continued firm will conduct the business of Char-
cession <•» ud tered Accountants, both in Victoria
drought compel him first to mortgage ^ Vancouver Mf Kenah will re.
his farm, and later to sell the stock. main if| charge 0f t),e Victoria busi-
Att the money thus realized goes to nesg Mr. Kendall is the official
pay for Peg's training.    Robert re- auditor for the City of Vancouver.
!At The Street   *}
Corner        h
I suppose that if I begin to talk
*: about the weather people will say
j "Chestnuts." Be that as it may there
is no getting away from the weather
this week . even in the Lounger's
column, for I am like one of old who
at a psychological moment found his
occupation gone. Who could lounge
with a zero temperature and a northeaster blowing at forty miles an hour?
On "Thursday night I came down
Fort street in a car with half a dozen
^members of the Prairie Club. I noticed that they chuckled in unholy
glee the while they snuggled deeper
into the collars of their fur coats
and pulled their fur caps further over
their ears. I too chuckled for had
I not resisted every temptation to
cut my fur coat into mats and to allow my landlady to convert my fur
cap into a tea cosy.	
There are lots of liars in Victoria,
but the biggest is the oldest inhabitant who swears that cold weather
is exceptional and that Victoria is a
little bit of England by the Pacific.
When this veracious individual can
produce statistics showing that in any
part of England the thermometer registered as it did here on Wednesday night, five above zero with a forty
to fifty-mile Northeast wind, I will
apologize and take all this back.
Meanwhile I protest in the most emphatic language. against the false reports circulated by the Daily. Press of
Victoria as to the climatic conditions
in winter, and in doing this I am fortified by the statistics in Mr. Baynes
Reid's office which show that twenty-
three degrees - off Trosi is not; at all-
exceptional. Of the three winters I
have spent in Victoria only one has
been free from severe frost. The
fierce conditions bf the present week
are only slightly worse than those
which prevailed two years ago, and
the record shows that in 1891 the temperature fell below zero and the street
cars were blocked with snow. Everyone admits, and none more readily
than Lounger, that for nine months
in the year tb». climate of Victoria
is unimpeachable, but it is grossly
misleading to deny that in January
and February it can in severity equal
almost any .part of Canada, especially
if one takes into account our unpre-
Referring to my pet subject of
Automobiles and their utility, Sir
Martin Conway, writes as follows to
the London Times: The certain fact
is that the motor has come to stay
—that motor traction is rapidly supplanting all other forms and is concurrently revolutionizing country life.
Nothing can stop it. The idea that
motorists are the privileged rich, and
that the public does not motor and is
not interested in motor cars, is false.
Even today the public on the roads
is the motoring public. On the Friday before the August bank holiday,
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8
p.m., the number of motor-propelled
vehicles that passed a given point on
the main London-to-Folke-ston.e road
averaged more than one per minute.
In the busy time of the day no fewer
than twelve cars passed in one
minute. The number of foot passengers and horse-drawn vehicles on thc
road was a negligible quantity. Nor
is it by any means the case that thc
people conveyed thus along the roads
of Kent are the idle rich. From
Maidstone every day large motor
cars Of the omnibus type radiate in
various directions.
The plain fact is that country places
are beginning to live upon motors.
The counties that provide good roads
with well-tarred surface and without
a string of "traps," are profiting in
the name of legality. At Folkestone
over 4,000 motor cars were garaged
for the August bank holiday.    Most
Tbe Physique Type System
4 la ma Semi-ready Store you will see (he Semi-ready
Physique Type Chart. On it you will find your exact figure
ami avory measurement Q 35 distinct shapes and forms of
men are shown—and the measurements show,
15 different sizes of each variation from Ar
original Seven Distinct Types of Man.
(J Take the Stout Man, he of Type
G, with shoulders and body of large
proportions, and we divide fiiis type,
at we do (he slim man, into five distinct
Stout and Normal.
Stout and High Shouldered.
Stout and Sloping Shouldered
Stout and Stooping or Round
Stoat and Over-erect.
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Semi-ready Tailoring
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Sole Agents for SemuReady Tailoring
614 Yates Street Victoria, B. 6.
of these cars came from outside of
Kent, and brought money into Kent.
It is not unlikely that they spent
some £10 ($50) apiece in the country.
The following story is fresh from
Rockland avenue:
A certain lady, whose given, name
is Mary, as is also the name of her
daughter, had recently engaged a domestic when, to her embarrassment,
she discovered that the servant's
name, too, was Mary.
Whereupon there ensued a struggle
to induce the applicant to relinquish
her idea that she must be addressed
by her Christian name. For some
time she was rigidly uncompromising.
"Under the circumstances," said, the
lady of the house, "there is nothing
to do but to follow* the English, custom and call you by your last name.
What is it?
"Well, mum," answered the girl,
dubiously, "it's 'Darling.'"
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve placed upon certain lands In the
vicinity of Lower Kootenay River, District of Kootenay, notice ef which appeared In the British Columbia Gazette
of the 14th of August, 1884, is cancelled, for the purpose of disposing of
such lands by public auction, and to
permit of giving effect to the recommendations contained ln the report of
Mr. W. P. Teetael. a commissioner appointed to adjudicate upon the claims of
certain squatters upon the said lands,
but for no other purpose,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Works, Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, Sth October, 1908.
The time limited by the Rules of the
H?use_,.f?r receiving Petitions for Private Bills will expire on Monday, the
first day of February, 1909. ,
anClerk M the Legislative Assembly.
To the Electors of Ward 4
Ladles and Gentlemen:
I have the honour to announce myself an Aldermanic Candidate for
Ward 4.
Having sufficient spare time I shall
be able to devote considerable attention to civic affairs.
I am in favor of the continuation of
the present policy of progress.
I am opposed to frittering away the
time of the Council in framing vexa-j
tious by-laws, neither do I advocate
drastic and impracticable reforms
whilst questions of such magnitude as
the condition of our roads, and the
future supply of water remain unr
In order to discover leakage of the
city's funds brought about by errors
Of management, if such exist; I would
favor detailed reports of expenditure
being made periodically; not neces?
sarily for publication but available for
inspection by any ratepayer.
I have the interest of the city at
heart and respectfully request your
influence and votes.
1637 Oak Bay Avenue.
For Alderman \
To the Electors of Ward V.
I beg to announce myself a candidate for the aldermanic board to represent Ward V, and respectfully
solicit your votes and influence.
In down filled Comforts the McLin-
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years we have handled these famous
Comforts, and this season's offerings
are easily the most handsome we have
ever shown. We offer a wonderful
choice in matter of coverings and in
pricings. Each and every one is a
splendid value.
McLintock Down Comfort—Covered
in Turkey Red Chintz, Paneled,
no frill.   Price $5.50
McLintock Down Comfort—Covered
in Art Sateen on both sides; no
frill.   Priced at  .......$6.50
McLintock Down Comfort—Covered
in Art Sateen on both sides; frilled.   Price, each  $7.50
McLintock Down Comfort—Covered
in Art Sateen on both sides: no
frill.   Two styles at $9.00 and $8.00
McLintock Down Comfort—Covered
with Art Sateen, nicely harmonized
colors; no frill.  At, each—$12.00
McLintock Down Comfort—Covered
in Art Sateen with pretty frill.
Pretty quilt, each .......... .$9.50
McLintock Down Comfort—Covered
in Art Sateen, paneled with plain
sateen.    Frilled   $14.00
McLintock Down Comfort—Covered
with figured Satin with plain Satin
border, and fine sateen.... ..$33.50
McLintock Down Comfort—In brocade and satin border and plain
sateen; frilled; handsome comfort  $35.00
McLintock Down Comfort—In all
silk, plain colors with floral applique; frilled; real dainty at $35-°°
Fine, Fleecy, White, Woolly Blankets, generous in size and more generous in values. That is the
news from the blanket department today. There is nothing to equal our blanket show in this city.
Fortunate purchases of large quantities enable us to offer you some splendid values in these. You
are foolish indeed, to "shiver to sleep" when comfortable bedding may be purchased so reasonably fair
here. Quality is the very best—not a single unworthy piece ever finds its way to our shelves. We guarantee these blankets to be ALL WOOL.   Come in today and see these offerings—you are welcome.
These are substantial, serviceable blankets.
They are equally as warm as the white lines.
Excellent values, these.   All wool.
Size 60x80 in.   Per pair  $3.00
Size 64x84 in.   Per pair $3*50
Size 66x86 in.   Per pair _ .$4.00
This is a nice soft, fleecy blanket. Liberal in
size and economical in , price*, because, they are
fine wearers.   All wool.
Size 60x80 in.   Per pair <::..-—$4-5°
Size 66x86 in.   Per pair $6.00
Beautiful, soft, white blanket style. These are
made separately for ocnvenience in laundry, etc.
Size 75x90 in.   Per pair $ia.oo
These are a very closely woven blanket with
a smooth surface. Very strong. Liberal sizes.
All wool.
Size 74x88 in.   Per pair  $8.00
Size 76x94 in.   Per pair — $8.50
These are excellent values in low-priced blankets. A good, serviceable Blanket marked at a
popular price.   See these.   All wool.
Size 60x80 in.  Per pair $3.75
Size 64x82 in.   Fer pair  $4.50
Size 66x86 in.   Per pair $5.00
These famous cheviot blankets are made of
long wool, closely woven. The most durable
blanket made.    Extra large sizes.
Size 80x94 in.   Per pair  .$9.50
Size 84x96 in.   Per pair  .$10.50
Here is an excellent medium priced blanket.
Superior quality blanket at a very modest price.
Sizes are liberal—prices more so.
Size 60x80 in.   Per pair   $5,75
Size 64x82 in.  Per pair  .$6.75
Size 68x86 in.   Per pair  .$7.30,
These are but a few of our Blanket offerings.;
The stock is a large one indeed, and there isn't"
another such showing in the city..
Warm Feet
Just ask anyone who has ever tried
one of these Doulton Foot Warmers:
what they think of them. We are
satisfied to leave the matter of "boost-'
ing" in their hands. There is but
one answer coming to you and that
is that there is nothing better in
this line made. These are made of
stoneware for hot water and retain:
the heat an unusually long time. Very
strong and almost unbreakable. Just
a limited supply offered you, so come
in today. '-•*.■•.,-
$1.00 and $1.35.
_ , r.
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FenderspAt, each,. $30.00 to $1.75
Fire Sets—M leach, fjto to "K ;;:$5. Mi
Dogs—At $9,00 to
New Arrivals
We are showing many new things
in the furniture store, You'll find
here, -pudi to interest you if you delist ' in dainty "Jfiirafture showing
marks of unusual care in designing
'and making. You. are welcome to
come in and spend as much time as
you wish in viewing these furniture
items. There is not the slightest
obligation to purchase. Coming today?
S W ■ :
Complete Home Furnishers
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Hear Madge:
Hail to the New Year, 1909! Feelings * of pleasurable anticipation of
probable realisation of some of one's
golden dreams, are inevitably connected with the advent of a New
Year. With the departure of 1908
we have buried all the sorrows and
-disappointments that it brought, and
hope, that wonderful elixir of life,
tods us look forward and upward,
never once looking backwards, lest
-We lose heart. Youth is optimistic,
as it should be, and the young readers
11 -of this page form no exception to the
rule. We all hope for better things;
we all make resolutions—alas! like
pie-crust, made to be broken—but,
in Spite of failures, let us always be
true to the best that is in us, true
* to our best ideals.   I have just met
j with a beautiful article on this very
subject, written by Charles Wagnei
and I cannot do better than give you
some extracts from it as a New Year's
The word "ideal"—that old, sunny
word, which has come down to us
from Greek thinkers—signifies the
perception of that which should be.
'The ideal, viewed through the eyes
of the mind, is the imagine of superior humanity. Let us admit, however, from now on, that under this
same form the ideal may sometimes
be discouraging. We know an idealism so abstract, so exalted, that it
takes away for us all courage to set
ourselves to work.   Its devotees see
it from so far off, so high, that in
the contemplation of it they remain
powerless to accomplish. Such'are
the painters whose imaginations continually create pictures of wonderful
beauty; but whose brushes, hopeless
of being able to seize the inaccessible
chimera, have long since been buried
under the dust. It is a positive experience that the aim which we view
from too great a distance may produce in the soul I know not what
paralysis of its energies. They remain
inert because the road to be travelled
is too imposing to be hobbled over
by our poor crutches. This is why
some, having an ideal too far above
real life, resign themselves to stagnate in one position. This, again, is
the outcome of an error—an error
all the more dangerous in that it
appears under a beautiful disguise, and
is enveloped in delicate colours.
The True Ideal could not produce
so disastrous a result. It is encouraging. The inward enthusiasm which
gladdens us, sustains us, lifts us again
when we fall, is more necessary than
our daily bread. Man lives on the
ideal. All of us have need Of its
sublime grandeur, which, while defying all comparison, yet associates itself with the smallest actions. Do
not scorn any lowly labour. The secret of the true life consists in understanding the close relationship existing between that which is so wonderfully beautiful, so highly spiritual,
and the thing seemingly so small, destitute of beauty and of spirituality.
This is why we invite you to think
upon the place of the ideal in everyday life.
The application of the ideal to the
mood of the holiday is a very easy
matter. It is much more difficult to
mingle the ideal with our workday
thoughts and occupations.   We have
taken off our flowered, hat, our jbest
shoes, and laid aside our.'gloves. | The
broom replaces the gaily-c-qlojured
parasol. We are at the work-table,
in the workshop, the nursery, the
kitchen, perhaps, surrounded by uninteresting objects. All this is dull,
and lacks the ideal. How shall we
begin to give t0 these prosy surround-*
ings, with their commonplace activities, a little of that brightness vfhich
marks the things the poets sing
about? But arduous duties are never
without honour. Obstacles serve to
excite earnest souls to the struggle.
Let us on to the attack I Let us not
conclude that that which is difficult
cannot be done. They are timorous
and easily discouraged who grumb-
lingly "throw the handle after the
axe," declaring that all has been done
that can be done.
The ideal is not found, you see, as
is coal, in mines. Coal, iron, gold
are found in veins in certain localities,
To get at them we must find the
veins, for'otherwise there is no gold.
With the ideal it is altogether different. It is to be found nowhere,
and, at the same time, it may be
found everywhere. She who has it
not within herself seeks vainly for it
in life. From all this a great truth
shines forth; disorder and deformity
are in us; we spread them about us;
and, in the same way, the ideal is in
us. There is no poetry where you
feel none, and where you carry none.
Poetry is not in the air;, it is in the
soul. It is sown in things by man.
•If you have soul in you, you find
soul about you. If within yourself
you have beauty, tenderness, high aspirations, you will find the echo o(
all these things wherever you go,
They will enter your chamber, riding
upon a ray of the moon; the birds
will sing them upon your roof, and,
like the beautiful sunsets which put
their red gold. upon, the crow's wings,
and upon the beggar's rags, and even
upon the dust which powders in the
paths, your ideal will transfigure all
Then'let us all have an ideal! Let
us have- courage! Do not put them
on po..holidays, only to lock them
afterwards in the closet. Put them
on every day, and carry them everywhere. Take them as one takes a
torch; bring them near to the realities of life, as you would carry a
light into a dark room. The treasures of the ideal, which are in the
souls of others, may T)e transmitted
to our own. Let the world, with its
ugliness, its trial, and its pains, experience  the  contact of  the  hunjan
sout, which, impregnated with the memory of heaven, is the creator of the
ideal and of light. Some of our
fathers, who have passed before us
along the ways, sometimes so hard,
where we in our turn pass, havc
thrown their lights even up to the
very portal of the tomb. They have
put strength into weakness; have
experienced that in poverty itself thc
springs of riches rise. In realising
the mystery which operated every day
of their lives—that is to say, the
transformation of outside incidents by
means of the inward energies of the
soul—they truthfully might have said,
"We are poor, but with our energy
we have enriched others."
Pleasures of Imagination.   .
"Doesn't it annoy you to have so
few auditors when you make a speech
in Congress?"
"No," answered the statesman. "I
can then form my own estimate of the
applause which would have occurred
had the assemblage been larger."—
Washington Star.
"You're a queer looking thing to
want to fight with me," said the
young bulldog, contemptously. "You
are not in my class."
"Perhaps not," replied the porcupine, quietly, "but I think I can give
you a few points."—Philadelphia Ledger.
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& Co., the famous Bordeaux wine
house. For home use Preller's clarets
and sauternes may be procured in the
"splits" (half-pint) size. Theae celebrated wines may be found listed at
every high class club, restaurant and
hotel. Do not put up with inferior
wines, insist upon being supplied with
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if Short Story *
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*jfri?ififi?'fyifi?ifil i?% $
By E. Way Elkington.
By the side of a gully, with brown-
dried plans stretching as far as thc
eye could see, stood a hut.
The only occupant, a boundary
rider, rose slowly * from his bunk.
The first streak of sunlight was breaking through the window.
He yawned and stretched; hc was
very tall, and his movements were
slow. After slipping on his rpugh
linen trousers and bluchers hc walked
to the door. It was open, and had
been since its hinges gave way a winter or two ago.
The long man gazed over the parched land; there was nothing green except the gully,
A rough collie dog came up to him
and stood at his feet; it looked inquiringly at its master.
Presently the man returned to the
hut. Hc blew the still hot embers in
the fireplace until a flame burst out.
He reached under his bed for a handful of dry scrub and hung his "billy"
over the flame. From a shelf he
lifted a plate and some "damper" and
began munching.
When the "billy" boiled he drank
his tea from it and put it back on the
The dog was still outside.
Slowly thc man rose from his seat
and leant over the lire and pushed
a red-hot ember on to his pipe; he
drew vigorously till a cloud of smoke
enveloped him.
Then he turned round and went
out tp the dog. He looked towards
the gully, and the dog disappeared in
that direction.
The man returned to the hut and
came back with a saddle and bridle
over his arm, and waited.
A horse presently came from the
gully followed by the dog—neither
The freshness of the morning was
gradually vanishing, and a sultriness
taking its place.
The boundary rider put the Saddle
and bridle on his "water" and got on
its back. His legs hung almost
straight down.
Two long serpentine tracks, white
and clear, cut the dreary plain.
The man turned his horse to the
west and it broke into a hand-canter.
The dog followed behind.
Nearly every year this boundary
rider paid a visit to his neighbour.
Last year he missed going, his cattle
were dying too fast. This year they
were all dead.
Plains and deserts divided him
from the nearest township—a hundred miles, from his neighbour.
Straight on he rode, neither turning nor. stopping.
The dark dry porcupine grass ,a_nd
mulga scrub were now and then relieved by thc dead trunk of a gum
He was riding pn a flat, round surface with blue sky on all sides and
under it and over it, and nothing else.
At midday the horse stopped and
turned off the track. The rider took
no notice.
His pip chad gone out.
The horse led on to a dip, desolate
and rank. Dark green leaves and
grass grew here in abundance, but the
animal went on till it reached a clump
of rocks. It stopped and craned its
neck into a hole, sniffed and drew
back. The rider moved his reins and
the horse turned round—the hole was
On, on the same pace, the same
steady canter and the same plains; the
same, grass, thc same sky, the same
earth, dry and parched.
Darkness came on.
Thc boundary rider slipped, from
his mount by the side of a tree and
lay there—the dog at his feet. The
horse wandered away,
Archie Boyd, in Shore Acres.
each other over the table—and ate.
it was bed-time. The boundary
" rider was throwing off his clothes.
"That was a fine horse I noticed
over there," he remarked as he got
in between his blankets.
His host passed, on .to the next
room and was soon asleep.
Breakfast was ready. The two
neighbours drank from the "billy" and
ate dry bread.
The host was clearing away the
, things.
"That horse was a mare," he remarked.
Two days later, when the sun was
pouring its full midday heat upon the
plain, the boundary rider was buckling the saddle on to his horse. He
glanced over it at the long white
track and the brown earth—and his
His host stood watching him.
"Are you going?" he asked.
Thc boundary rider fixed the
horse's chin strap. He lit his pipe
and put his leg over the animal's
The host was standing at the door
of the hut—his dogs were by him.
"Yes," exclaimed the boundary
rider. He caught his stirrup-iron and
placed his foot into it. "There's.too
much darned argument here for me.-'
He lifted the reins and the horse
, moved onwards and the dog followed.
The host turned round and walked
into the hut.
The next day he rode on and in five
hours he saw the outline of a hut on
the horizon—a black speck.
The horse pricked up his ears and
shambled on a little quicker.
Presently the boundary rider was
before his neighbour—outside the hut.
"Hullo! Bill.    How are vou?"
"All right!" answered the rider. He
pulled the trappings from his horse
and followed his host into the hut.
They both sat down: he on the
bank, his host on the table, and
A smell of dinner came from the
fireplace and presently the two faced
"I would have you to understand,
sir," said the red-faced man, "that I
do not stand on trifles."
"No, I see you don't," replied tifte
quiet man, glancing at the other's feet.''
—Milwaukee Sentinel.
"Why don't you get an automobile?"
"My dear sir," was the answer, "I
don't need it. I have a dog, three life
insurance policies and a boil. I have
trouble enough."—Washington Star. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY   9, 1909.
«L __m m__ «&■ _i_^ oA* ___\_m ________ m_\m oAo oAo mkm »__________,
'I.1! 'f' 'f '♦' Tt™t '** *** '*■ '*' t
* Social and        *
* Personal. J
■*, 'J* 'Jp 'Jt' 'fl if 1 'Ji 'i' v '1' 'i' V 'J,' 'fi
Mrs Stephetf Phipps,' of Checainus,
•came down to attend the ball given at
the Empress on Thursday evening.
During her stay she was a guest at
Mrs. Jervas Wake,  of Westholme,
spent   Wednesday   in   Victoria  with
1 iriends.
* *   *
lMiss Wasson and Mr. Jack Rithet's
marriage has been arranged to take
place next April.
;__   1 w   *   *
* Mr. Leverson and Miss Leverson, of
Vancouver, who have been guests at
thi Empress during the past couple of
weeks, paid a short visit to'Seattle
■diiring the week.
* *   *
JMr. and Mrs. Charles Pooley, after
enjoying a most delightful visit with
relatives iri Victoria, returned to their
home in the Upper Country.
■Mr. and-Mrs. Reginald Bethune, of
Kamloops, entertained a few friends
at dinner at the Empress on Wednesday evening.
■_. *   *   *
IMr; Henry Burchell, of Thetis Island, arrived in town on Tuesday, and
was a guest at the Empress.
* *   *
iMrs. Rissmuller entertained a few
friends at bridge on Tuesday afternoon, at her residence on Stanley
avenue. The drawingroom was prettily arranged with ferns and narcissus.
A-miniature Christmas tree adorned
the centre of the tea table. There was
a Ml attendance.of members. Mrs..
Matson, upon this occasion, being the
fortunate prize winner.
the Empress.
* *   *
Miss J. Lawson was a passenger to
Vancouver by Wednesday's boat. Miss
Lawson has been a guest ;of- Mrs. Jas.
* *   *
Mr. Stanley Johnston, of->Vt«eou-
ver, came over on a business trip.during the week.
* *   *
Mr. W. J. Hagan, of Chemainus, is
a guest at the Eing Edward.
* *   »
The bridge club met at the residence
of Mrs. J. Raymour, Stanley avenue,
on Friday last.
Mr. Joseph Bridgman, who has been
touring through    Japan,    China and^
Russia, returning to the Old Country,
■  was expected back this week.
1 ' *   *   *
- The marriage. of Mr. Reginald C-
Bethune, of Guelph, of the Imperial
Bank, formerly of Victoria, now of
Kamloops, and Miss Marion Wawn, of
St. Thomas, was solmenized on Wednesday afterhoon, very quietly at
Christ Church Cathedral, by the Rev.
Archdeacon Scriven. The groom is
very well known in social circles in
Victoria,' having resided here for some'
years. The bride, who has been travelling through Lower California and
Mexico, arrived from that city last
week, and during her stay in Victoria
she was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
George Mitchell, Beacon Hill. Sharp
oh' the stroke of half-past three, the
bride entered the church leaning on
the arm of her cousin, Mr. Mitchell,
who gave her away. She wore a smart
travelling suit of brown ladies cloth
aud a hat of the same shade, with
ribbon'; in different tones of brown,
and carried a lovely bouquet of bride
roses and lilies of the valley and maiden hair fern tied with white streamers. The groom's gift to the bride
was a handsome sapphire and diamond
hoop. The groom was ably supported
by Mr. A. G. Gore. After the ceremony the guests drove to the residence of Mr, Mitchell, where an informal reception was held. The din-
ingroom was arranged very artistically
with pale pink carnations and asparagus fern, while the table was massed
with carnation and lilies of the valley,
having as the centrepiece the wedding
cake. After the cutting of the cake,
followed by the usual toasts and good
wishes, the guests departed. Mr. and
Mrs. Bethune dined later with a few
friends at the Empress, leaving by
the Princess Victoria for Vancouver
at midnight. Many handsome and useful presents were received. They will
reside for the future in Kamloops.
Those present at the church and afterwards at the house were: Mr. George
Mitchell, Miss Mitchell, very sweet in
a lovely gown of black velvet, with
picture hat; Mr. and Mrs. E. Crowe-
Baker, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. Jeffreys,
Mrs! Gresley, Mr. arid Mrs. Alister
Robertson, Miss Monteith,   Mrs.   A.
Gore. Misses Fraser.
* ♦   *
J The committee in charge of the an-
T nual J. B. A. A. Rugby ball promise
to have one of the jolliest events of
the season. This ball will take the
form of a reecptionto the McGill University Rugby boys, of Vancouver,
who will try conclusions with the local
association on the same date. Invitations have been sent out for the affair,
■which will be held »f Q- V- W'
hall on the i6th inst. For weeks past
the committee have been busy making
preparations. The decorations will be
well looked after by members of the
club and will consist of the club colors of McGill—crimson and white—
and of the J. B. A, A.—blue and white.
The refreshment committee will be
assisted by members pf the Victoria
Ladies' Hockey Club, who-promise to
leave nothing undone for the welfare
of guests. An artistic programme is
being prepared, and the music will bfe
in charge of Prof. Bantly's orchestra
of fiye pieces. Those desiring invitations are requested to ask for same as
early as possible from one of the following committee: Messrs. Left.
Sweeney, V. R. Gray, H. C. Hopgood,
Phil. Austin, B. Johnson, J. A. McTavish or F. W. Thomas.
The Christmas business has been reported excellent by all the Victorian
merchants. In proof of this the demand for champagne was very great.
Everybody drank the health of their
friends in good old G. H. Mumm's Exr
tra Dry, the leader of all champagnes.
Chas. A. Miller, (Inc.) Presents Jas. A.
Heme's Great Home Play,
0—0 SHORE   ACRES 0—0
Now  in  its  fifteenth  year  of unparalleled success with  the eminent
character actor,
__ Uncle Nat, arid thc much talked of
"Shore Acres" children. The greatest
ladies and children's play; ever written.
Popular prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00
Box office opens Thursday, Jan. 7th.
A Supgrb, High-Grade Production
of the
Splendid New Western Military
,«     Drama 	
and •'
By Anthony E. Wills.
of Specially Selected Artists.
Management Pelton & Smu'tzer.
Complete Scenic and Electrical
Popular prices—25c, 50c and 75c.
Seat sale  opens  10 a.m.  Monday,
January nth.
Preliminary Announcement.
will present
0—0 MME.   GASKI 0—0
Prima Donna Soprano of the Metropolitan Opera, New York,
ON   JANUARY   a7th,
at  the Victoria Theatre.
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing .at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point or commencement.
Jan. 2 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
of DANIEL CARMODY, Deceased.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate of Daniel Carmody,
late of the City of Seattle, ln the State
of Washington, deceased, are hereby
required, to file their names and addresses, with full particulars of their
claims and the nature of the securities,
if any, held by them, duly verified, on
or before the 16th day of February,
And notice ls hereby given that after
the said date the Executor will proceed to distribute said Estate amongst
the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which ho
shall then have had notice, and he shall
not be liable for the proceeds of the
said estate, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose claims
he has not had notice at the time of
the distribution thereof. . _
Dated this 30th day of December, A.D.
Of No. 918 Government Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 80.        *    ' '
Save Your
Black Silk
It gives a glossy black
lasting shine that
Ask your dealer, or
call on
Watson &
647 Johnson St.
NOTICE Is hereby given that the re-
reserve existing on Lot 7,946, Group 1,
Kootenay, by virtue of the notice dated
December 24th, 1907, and appearing in
the British Columbia Gazette of December 27th, 1907, Is cancelled for tne
purpose of effecting a sale of said lot
to Edgar S. Home.
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Worxs,
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17tb. 190s.
Dec. 17
'■■ NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve covering the fractions! sections
31, 32 and 33, Denman Island, notice
of which was published ln the British
Columbia Gazette of October 21st, 1876,
,1s cancelled.
Deputy Commissioner of
' Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
Deo. 17
Prices, $75.00 up.
Herbert Kont, Mgr.
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Tittle to
Part (145 acres) of Section 8, Otter
District. -,.'-.
NOTICE ls hereby given that lt ls
my intention at* the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above lands issued
to Joseph Piaement on the 16th day of
July, 1890, and numbered 10298a.
Land Registry  Office, Victoria, B.C..
the lst day of December, 1808.
'   S. Y. WOOTTON.
Regis tra-General of Titles.
notice that I intend i to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on and under the lands
hereinafter more particularly described:
Commencing at a post marked J.'G. C.
E„ northwest corner placed near the
beach where the southern boundary line
of Section 2, Nelson District, reaches
the seashore, thence south forty chains
more or less to the south boundary line
Of the old Baynes Sound Company's
lease, thence following satd southern
boundary line east twenty-five chains
more or less to the seashore, thence following the seashore northwesterly to Initial point.
Per A. G; Walker, Agent.
Baynes Sound, Dec. llth, 1908.
jan 23
notice that I Intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum 'on and under -the tore-
shore and submerged lands hereinafter
more particularly described: .";■*.
Commencing at a post marked B, M.
G., northeast corner placed on the seashore near where the central divisional
line of Section 22, Denman Island,' intersects the seashore, proceeding thence
westerly forty chains ■'■ more or less,
thence south eighty chains more or less,
thence east eighty chains more or less,
thence north sixty chains more or less
to the * seashore of Denman Island,
thence following the coast line northwesterly to initial point.
Per A. G. Walker, Agent.
Denman Island, Dec,  1908.
January 23     .
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating
to  Private  Bills.
Police Judge—You say the prisoner
went into your store and beat you
up?   Why?
Mr. Cohen—Because he couldn't
beat me down, your honor.
Rule 59.
AU applications for Private Bills, properly the subject of legislation by the
Legislative Assembly of' British Columbia, within the purvle wof the "British North America Act, 1867," whether
for the erection of a Bridge, the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike
Road, or Telegraph or Telephone Line;
the construction or Improvement, of a
Harbour, Canal, Lock, Dam, Slide, or
other like work; the granting of a right
of Ferry; the incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or of any Joint
Stock Company; or otherwise for granting to any individual or Individuals any
exclusive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing which in its operation
would-Mict the rights or property of
bther parties, or relate to any partlcu*
lar class of the community, or for mak*
ing any amendment of a like nature to
any former Act,-*—shall require a , Notice, clearly and distinctly specifying
the nature and object of the. application and, where the application refers
to any proposed work, indicating generally the location of the work, and signed
by or on behalf of the applicants, such
notice to be published as follows:—
In the British Columbia Gazette, and
in one newspaper published' ln the District affected therein, then In a newspaper in the next nearest District In
which a newspaper IS published.
Such notice shall bq continued ln each
case for a period of at least six weeks,
during the Interval of time between the
close of the next preceding Session and
the consideration of the Petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by
the parties inserting such notice to the
Clerk of the House, to be filed amongst
the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
57. No Petition for any Private Bill
shall be received by the House after the
first ten days of each Session, nor may
any Private Bill be presented to the
House after the first three weeks of
each Session, nor may any Report of
any Standing or Select Committee upon
a Private Bill be received after the first
four weeks of each Session, and no
Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule shall be entertained
by the House until the same has been
reported on by the Committee on Standing Orders, or after reference made
thereof at a previous sitting of the
House to the Standing Committee charged with consideration of Private Bills,
who shall report thereon to the House.
And It this Rule shall be suspended or
modified as aforesaid the promoters of
any Private BUI which Is presented after the time hereinbefore limited, or for
which the Petition has been received
after the time herlnbefore limited, shall
in either case pay double the fees required as herein mentlond, unless the
House shall order to the contrary. Any
person seeking to obtain any Private
Bill shall deposit with the Clerk of the
House, eight days before the opening of
the Session, a printed copy of sueh Bill,
a copy of the Petition to be presented
to the House, together with the notices
published. At the time of depositing
the BUI, the applicant shall also pay
to the Clerk of the House a sum of
three hundred dollars. If a copy of the
BUI, Petition and notices shall not have
been so deposited ln the hands of the
Clerk of the House at least eight days
before the opening of the Session, and
if the Petition has not been presented
within the first ten days of the Session,
the amount to be paid to the Clerk shall
be six hundred dollars. If the Bill shall
not pass second reading one-half of the
fees paid shall be returned.
60. Before any Petition, praying for
leave to bring ln a Private Bill for the
erection of a Toll Bridge, is received
by the House, the person or persons
Intending to petition for such Bill shall,
upon giving the notice prescribed by
rule 69, also at the same time and In
the same manner, give notice of the
rates which they Intend to ask, tha
extent of the privilege, the height of
the arches, the Interval between the
abutments or piers for the passage of
rafts and vessels, and mentioning also
whether they Intend to erect a drawbridge or not, and the dimensions of the
. 61. All Private Bills for Acts of Incorporation shall be so framed as to
Incorporate by reference the clauses of
the General Acts relating to the.details
to be provided for by such BlUs:—Special grounds shail.be established for any
proposed departure from this principle,
or for the, introduction of other provisions as to such details, and _ note
shall be appended to the BUI Indicating
fhe provisions thereof In which the Qto-
eral Act ls proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed to
accordance with this Rule shall be recast by the promoters and re-printed
at their expense before any Committee
passes upon the clauses.
66..All Private Bills shall be prepared by the parties applying for the
same,, and..printed ln Small Pica type,
twenty-six ems by fifty ems, on good
paper, In Imperial octavo form, each
page when folded.measuring 10% inches
by 7% inches. There'shall be a map.
glnal number every fifth line of each
page; the numbering of the lines Is
not to run on through the Bill, but tbe
lines of each page are to be numbered
separately. ' Two hundred copies of each
Bill shall be deposited with the Clei*
of the House Immediately before the
first reading. If amendments are made
to any Bill during Its progress before
the Committee on Private Bills, or
through the House, such Bill shall be
reprinted by the promoters thereof..,,,
By new Rule (5a, passed on the 2nd
April, 1901, (see Journals, 1901, pan
68), a model form of Railway Bill Is
adopted.* * ... tv
By 65b all Bills to Incorporate or
amend Bills incorporating railway companies are to be drawn ln accordance
with the Model Bill.
The provisions contained In any Bill
which are not In accord with the Model
BUI shall be inserted between brackets.
Any exceptional provisions that lt
may be proposed to Insert ln any sueh
Bill shall be clearly specified to -tlie
notice of application for the same.   ,,
Dated 6th November, 1901.
Dec. 12      Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
:   No. 481.
'.'Westchester Fire Insurance Company"
ls authorized 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 ofllce' of the Company Is
situate at the City of New York, State
of New York, U.S.A.
The amount of the capital of tha
Company is three hundred thousand dollars, divided into thirty thousand shares
of ten dollars each. < ■■■
The head offlce of the Company ln this
Province Is situate at Victoria, and
Edward Ernest Wootton. Barrlster-at-
law, whose address ls Victoria aforesaid
is the attorney for the Company.
Given  under  my  hand  and  seal  of
office at Victoria,  Province of British
Columbia,:this second day of December,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON.       ,
Registrar or Joint Stock Companies,
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To make insurances on dwelling houses,
stores, and all kinds of buildings, and
household furniture and other property,
ftgalnst loss or damage by flre, lightning, wind storms or tornadoes, and
upon vessels, boats, cargoes, ' goods,
merchandise, freights and other property, against loss or damage by all or
any of the risks of lake, river, canal
and inland navigation and transports^
tion, and to effect re-Insurance of an/
risks taken by lt.
Dec. 12
To James Jackson Erskine, Registered
and Assessed Owner of Lots 1, 2, T
and 8, of Part of Lot 31, Cloverdale
Estate, Map' 836;
To William McGrath, Registered and
Assessed Owner of Lot 370, Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 402 D.:
To Arthur B. Buie, Registered and As- r 1
sessed OWher of Lot 621, Mount / y\
Tolmie Park, Map 402C; /  » |
To C. Alwyn, Assessed Owner of Lor
630, Mount Tolmie Park, Map 402a;     __i I
To Sarah Olive, Assessed Owner of Part    71
20 acres of Section 69,  Esquimalt
District; /
And to Edna R.  Hammill,  Registered     f
and Assessed Owner of Lot 8, Block
1, Lots 7 and 14, Block 7, Lots I    Cei
and  5,  Block  8,  Town of Sidney,    ~|
Map 881: —'
TAKE  NOTICE   that  an  application .
has been made to register Samuel Jen- 7 '_.
nlngs and John R. Jennings as the own- ___.^r
ers In fee simple of above lands under     /
a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessor of
Victoria District and you are required
to contest the claim of the said Tax
Purchasers  within  30  days  from  the
first publication hereof.
Dated at  the  Land  Registry Ofllce,
Victoria,   British   Columbia,   this   llth
day bf December, 1908.
Dec. 26        Registrar-General of Titles.
To L. A. Blanc, Assessed Owner or
83 1-3 acres of Section HO, Esquimau District.
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Watson
Clarke as the owner ln fee simple of
above land under and through Tax Sale
Deeds to John R. Jennings and Samuel
Jennings and to Watson Clarke, ana
you are required to contest the claim
of the said Watson Clarke within 80
days from the first publication thereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth day
of December, 1908.
Dec. 26        Registrar-General of Titles.
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".; .,-;   ' Peer Gynt. „
■ • On • Mdnday evening last Mr; Louis
-James* presented Ibsen's morbid melange "Peer Gynt" at the Victoria
.Theatre.. The occasion was chiefly
.noticeable for a record performance
by E. North in scene shifting, and for
a solo on the French Horn by Stanley Peele. During the intervals of
scene shifting Louis James strutted
Across the stage a giant among pigmies. The press notices heralded him
as a great actor and for once the
press notices, did not exaggerate, for
he must *weigh at least 250 lbs. Obviously it would be unreasonable to
', expect such a great actor to be graceful, or to indulge in any of those
traditional genuflections which are
associated with the character of a rollicking youth who sips honey from
every flower. To see Peer1 Gynt in
the person of Louis James making
love to a fair maiden of eighteen only
tended to accentuate the unreality of
Ibsen's play. It certainly gave point
to the reflection that Shakespeare
wrote for all time and for all stout
lovers when he made Hamlet pray
"Oh that this too too solid,flesh
would melt." Louis James is said
to be passable in Shakespearean parts
. and as he has a fine voice and the air
of a tragedian this may be true, but
Louis James as a romantic actor reduced tragedy, to farce and furnished!
continual cause for merriment, which;
best describes the manner in which
his performance in Peer Gynt was re-
Mme. Johanna Gadski Prima Donna
Pre-eminent among Wagnerian great Wagnerian roles that first made
ceived. Of the stai"s support noth- siftgers 0f the day, successful alike in her famous, was welcomed with en-
-ing need be said, it too was more op_r__ and concert, is Mme. Gadski thusiasm in the metropolis. This sea-
or less farcical. Of the play a great Durjng the past four seasons, this,son, under Mr._Char|ton's direction,,
deal might be said but, cui bono? brilliant soprano has been heard in '■ Mme.. Gadski lyi" devote, herself, to
The public had already been*prepared concert. and each tour has added to concept, an.d. recital  work when hef
her popularity. Her return to opera operatic engagements permits. *-. She
last, season, when Mr. Conried finally will be ih Victoria on January 27th.—
succeeded    in   securing her for the  Canadian Magazine.
for something quite out of the*:or-
dinary, and a kindly critic had let
both author and: management down
gently by promising that the whole	
play should be regarded as a piece of  ~"    ■  . ■ .- '~
"Symbolism." Viewed in this light ij- himself. "Whoeverryheard of a dntnl*
is jiist 'tolerable, but it is hardly a in man reading?"
play.it is in effect a series of tableaux, He reached home and went to tlit
each illustrating an incident in "the library, and commenced to read. Mrs..
rake's progress" which was^much bet- Jones later appeared on the scene.
ter illustrated a century ago by Ho- "What on earth are you doing?" she
garth's drawings. There were dram- asked,
atic moments, the most dramatic and "Reading, my dear; I'm reading,"
realistic   being   the" death   of Peer he replied.
Gynt's mother, but even this almost "Reading,;' said his wife scornfully,
sublime scene was rendered ridicu- "What are you reading?"
lous by the posturing of her profli- "That hook's been in the house for
gate son who turned his back upon the last twenty years, so if you dpn't
the dying woman, seated himself at like 't I'm n°t K°ing t0 tel1 you," he
the  foot of  the  bed,  bestraddled a replied.
chair for a horse, and parodied the     "You old idiot; shut up that valise,
babbling of the Erl-King.   The final and come to bed," she answered scorn-
scene hardly carried conviction, thc fully.—Philadelphia Ledger,
picture of the gentle and now frail 	
Solveig, with snowy hair and wrinkled
face cuddling a mountain of flesh on
the rustic bench outside her log hut
seemed somehow to jar one's sense
of  the eternal  fitness of things, al-
The day will soon be here, my dear,
When safe from chill or cough,
though by a stretch of the imagina- You ma*y with Perfect safety- dear'
tion  it might be  regarded as  illus-     Lay all your flannels off.
trating a beautiful sentiment. —Detroit Free Press.
Peer Gynt has been spoken of by
the critics as a masterpiece.   I found We simply wouldn't have the nerve,
in it nothing new, no incident that is     No matter how we knew her,
not hoary, and no teaching that is not To give a woman tips like that,
written  between  the  leaves  of the     'Less we were married to her.
Koran and the Bible.   It is a simple —Birmingham Age-Herald,
story of an impetuous son of nature
who had his fling regardless of conse- But he WAS married to her, Bo,
quences, broke his mother's heart, Before he passed that con,
and returned to the patient woman
who had spent her lifetime in waiting only when he was played out and
old age had laid its palsied hand upon
him. The so-called symbolism is very
slim, not so the great actor, who
seemed to achieve the summit of his
ambition when riding across the stage
on the back of a hog—but then that
was Ibsen's fault.
Else how was he to ever know
That she still had 'em on?
—Nashville Tennessean.
He might have been her husband, but
Again it's hard to say,
For doctors often hand such con
In a professional way.
Intelligent Reader.
Mr. Jones of Camden went to dine
one evening with a friend. He imbibed quite freely, and the result was
that he got "pretty mellow."
As he started home, he realized his *ter class because her mother acted
condition, and pondered how to con- ■" her campaign manager,
eeal it from uis wile. After a man has knocked around the
"I'll go home and read," he said to world for a few years without meeting
A rabbit doesn't consider his left
hind foot lucky when it is caught in a
Never use a third person as a pho-
nogrsph to tell a man what you think
of him.
Many a girl is relegated to the spin-
The New Grand
SULLIVAN A eemiaiNI,    Prapiltltn.
■«naa«m«nt »f RtlT. 1MIIMI.
WbH-d's   Champion   Lady   Sharpshooter and the famous Equilibrist.
In a Melange of Songs, Mirth and
In Their Vocal Comedietta
"A Matrimonial Bargain."
Equilibrists and Hand
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Are You Sincere."
"Willie Falls From Grace."
"Stolen Plans."
M. Nagel, Director.
"Glowworm" by Lincke.
with success he begins knocking the
Life is often a joke to some of us,
until the other fellow tourns a gun
on us; then it's different.
Footing, bills doesn't necessarily tire
a man's feet.
Even the careful dentist seldom
takes more pains than he gives.
An actor isn't always satisfied when
he realizes that things are coming his
Even a good idea will sometimes
strike a man when he is down.
The gray matter in a melancholy
person's head must be a dark blue.
All we know about precious stones
<s that we have precious few of them.
$5 to $30
We are showing a very large variety of rings for Ladies
at moderate cost.
These rings are well made and are set with, one, two,
three or five, stones of the various kinds—Diamond, Ruby,
Sapphire, Emerald, Opal, Pearl, etc., etc.
Our higher priced rings of course are unequalled for
beauty and workmanship.
We pride ourselves on our Ring stock which ia
unparalleled in any other British Columbia Jewelry House.
Challoner & M he hell
Diamond Merchants and Silversmiths
1017 Qovernment Street Victoria, B. C.
QMnd Entertainment
In the A.O.U.W. Hall
Under the Hanagement of J. W. Bolden
On behalf of the widow and children of the
late J. Q. Thompson.
Christinas Pantomime
Merry Men of London Town
75 Adults and Children will take part
Accompanist, Mr. Giles
Patronage of I. 0. F.
Tickets 35c may be had from J. W. Bolden,
the Standard Stationery Co., Victoria Book
& Stationery Co., and H. Callow.
For Alderman.
To the Electors of Ward II.
I beg to announce that I am a candidate in Ward II, and solicit your
vote and influence.
To the Electors of Ward 4
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I beg to offer my services as a candidate for the Aldermanic Board for
the above ward,'and respectfully solicit your votes and influence.
Yours respectfully,
816 Linden Avenue.
To the Electors of Ward V.
I beg to announce myself a candidate for the aldermanic board to represent Ward V, and respectfully solicit your votes and influence.
233 Menzies Street.
For School Trustee* ,
To   the   Electors   of   the   City   of
Ladies and Gentlemen—I beg to
announce myself a candidate for reelection as school trustee, and respectfully solicit your vote and influence. I,.


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