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 L. McLeod Gould
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1208 Government Street Phone 1283
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review,
PMblUhcd at Victoria. 8. 6.
HALL &> WALKER
Agents
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Vol. 10.   No. 4,
Tenth Year
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
NAVAL DEFENCE
"No policy will be satisfactory to the
people of British Columbia which does
not include a substantial and prompt
contribution and THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FLEET UNIT ON THE
PACIFIC COAST."
■k TAVAL DEFENCE—The two inci-
■ \|     dents of the present week which
have emphasized public interest in
'ie subject of Imperial Naval Defence are
ne masterly speech of the First Lord of
he Admiralty at  the  Guildhall  and  the
tatesmanlike interview with Sir Richard
/IcBride reported in thc Eastern papers.
n the former Mr. Churchill reiterated his
revious warning as to the danger which
:ireatens the Empire from the accelerated
rogramme of the German Navy, and the
ecessity for an even more generous expen-
iture by the Home Government than has
een authorised.    Mr. Churchill's speech,
oming as it does after the lapse of several
nonths   since   he   made   the   one   which
tartled the Empire, must be regarded as
lie sober second thought  of a Minister
eighted with the responsibilities of office
nd keenly alive to the necessities of the
ase.   It is all the more impressive because
shows that his views have survived the
verest criticism and remain practically un-
ltered.   At the same time as the report of
|Mr. Churchill's speech came to hand tele-
raphic information of the Budget of the
erman Government reached Canada.   The
letails show an increased expenditure over
ast year of $74,000,000, of which $4,000,000
represents the increase in ordinary naval
[expenditure and $5,250,000 the increase in
non-recurring  expenditure  on   the  Navy.
Also an addition of $5,000,000 for submarines and $14,250,000 increase in the
Army estimates.   This latter increase is required by the new military Bill, which calls
for the organization of nearly one hundred
machine gun companies.   No one who masters these figures will question the soundness of Mr. Churchill's policy.   The second
Incident of the week affecting this question
has hardly been appreciated at its full value
|by the people of British Columbia, because
the  telegraphed  reports of the interview
which Sir Richard McBride gave to the
Eastern papers were very meagre.    Now
that those papers are to hand it will be seen
that once again the Premier has voiced the
opinion of the Province in no uncertain
[manner.   The Eastern dailies recognise this
fact, but they go further and show quite
clearly that they regard Sir Richard as the
Ibne man in the Dominion who has had the
Ibourage  of his  convictions on  the most
Tyexed question which has ever agitated the
public mind.    Four years of  consistent,
strenuous and  impassioned  advocacy has
[effected its purpose, and today Sir Richard's
lis the voice which not only the West but the
past would gladly hear on this great Imperial question.    He once, more made it
|tlear that the question was not one of party,
but of National importance and he reiterated his oft-repeated statement that 'the
Government could not do too much to* satisfy the people of British Columbia."     It
was the one strong note which caught the
bublic ear, and the one strong expression
of  opinion  which  has  seized  the  public
imagination. All the leading Canadian
Clubs in the East invited Sir Richard to
address them, and it is to be regretted that
the limited time at his disposal prevented
him from doing so in any single instance.
But it must be gratifying to the people of
British Columbia to know that the man who
has championed the cause so dear to their
hearts, with such ability and consistency
since it first became a public question, is
now regarded far beyond the limits of our
Province as the leader in a National movement. He has endorsed the policy of the
British Columbia Navy League, which
voices the unanimous opinion of the people
of this Province. That opinion is set forth
at the* head of this column and it will stay
there until it is accepted in the fullest meaning by the Dominion Government. If their
proposals fall short of this requirement the
Province will not have far to look for a
champion.  '
AMERICANIZING CANADA—
While The Week is under no apprehension of the Americanization of
Canada it is not out of place to direct attention to some of the agencies which are
employed for imbuing the Canadian mind
with American anti-British ideas. The
Week has on several occasions called attention to the work of "Collier's Weekly" in
this direction. Everyone who reads "Collier's" knows that it is an American publication, but the younger generation is not
as well posted on its record as those who
are grown up and whose opinions are
formed. Whether the policy of the proprietors was purely commercial or commercial and propagandist combined, The Week
does not know, but it does know that, although called "Canadian Collier's" and published in Toronto, the paper is conducting
a campaign which aims at lowering the Canadian estimate of England and Imperial
affairs. It hardly touches a subject without some innuendo in this direction, or some
cheap sneer at the expense of British ideas
and British policy. For instance, in its
latest issue there are half-a-dozen editorials
on diverse subjects all containing some
slight upon England. Take the one on
"The Future Party," in which it t_*kes the
ground that Canada should refuse to sanction , a contribution to the Imperial Navy
without representation, and that representation in an Empire-wide political fabric is
not feasible or wise to attempt. It supports
the party which demands "a Canadian
Navy, Canadian built, because such a Navy
would stimulate the ship-building industry."
It points out that "many who hold these
views are loyal to the Throne of the Empire, but not to the manufacturing interests
of the United Kingdom, and that true loyalty can as well find expression by frankly
placing 'Canada first' as by deputizing the
greatest function of manhood and statehood—defence—to a central body supported
by a political fabric which will fall to pieces
by its own weight and be consumed by natural and unavoidable friction." Presumably this is the point at which Canada will
become an adjunct of the United States.
A little lower down is an editorial on "Bobs
and Kipling," in which the writer says:
"Lord Roberts' well-meant ebullitions about
war are nonsense and poppycock. The
dear old general has been looking for a war
for the past six years and he is peevish
because it hasn't come. To hasten it he
utters inflammatory statements. What is
this ranting of the old soldier and a poet-
who-would-be-statesman, but an endeavour
to inflame the minds of the people when
there is no need for it?" Neither "Bobs"
nor Kipling is immaculate, but what shall
be thought of the good taste, to say nothing of the competence of an alien journalist,
who has the gall to characterize them in
such terms in the editorial columns of a
Canadian paper.   Then there is an editorial
on Canada and Germany, in which a comparison of English and German methods is
made, greatly at the expense of the former,
and commenting on the trade methods of
Great Britain winds up by saying "The German manufacturer has built up a reputation
for enterprise, ability and probity and is
gradually outbidding the British manufacturer for Canadian trade." Perhaps the
most objectionable article is one on "Saving
Turkey," which opens with the truly loyal
observation, "The splendid, statesmanlike
hypocrisy of British statesmen" and goes on
to create the unfounded and false impression that England would intervene to prevent the victorious Allies from reaping the
fruit of their victory, the very thing that
these "hypocritical" British statesmen have
decided not to do. Then the number, after
all this twisting of the lion's tail, for that
is what it is intended to amount to, winds
up with an editorial note on "The need of
flag-flapping," in which it denounces the
Union Jack for use in Canada and demands
the flapping of the Canadian flag. Now all
this would be very amusing if one could
guarantee that it would be read only by
grown-ups who have lived in the world long
enough to know something of the history
of the Empire; but it must fall into the
hands of thousands of children and young
people whose ideas are undergoing a formative process and who, thanks to our defective school curriculum, are not taught the
history of the Empire in the public schools.
It is therefore permissible to hope that the
sober judgment of the Canadian people will
show their- resentment for these anti-British
sentiments in a practical manner ahd that
some of the numerous organizations, such
as the Defence League, which has for its
object the cultivation of British sentiment,
will devise some practical means of counteracting the pernicious influence of hireling
publications like the "Canadian Collier's."
MR. G. H. BARNARD, M. P.-The
popular Member for Victoria left
for Ottawa last week in order to
be in his place when the important Session
of Parliament, to which he had been summoned, opened on Tuesday last. A few
months ago some people who thought they
knew everything, were complaining of Mr.
Barnard's absence from Victoria and were
trying to make out that the wants of his
constituency were being neglected on that
account. Such people allowed no privileges to a man who at great sacrifice to
himself and his personal interests had sat
through every day of a lengthy Session at
Ottawa, followed with the utmost detail
every item of British Columbia business
laid before the House, and taken up with
the various Departments an endless number
of matters which had been referred to him
by his constituents. Apart from the claims
of his family upon his time and attention,
which surely entitled Mr. Barnard to a rest
and a European trip, The Week believes
that every member of the Canadian Parliament, if he can afford it, should visit the
Motherland. We are urging upon members
of the British Government and the House
that it is their duty to visit Canada, and
surely it is not less necessary for Canadian
members to make themselves acquainted at
first hand with the Mother of Parliaments,
ivith the Old Country and with the men
who lead in Imperial affairs. Since his return to Victoria three months ago Mr.
Barnard has laboured incessantly in the
public service. He has given up his private
practice entirely and to the knowledge of
The Week has devoted practically the whole
of this time to investigating and dealing
with local matters which require Departmental attention. The result of his energy
is already seen in the letting of the breakwater contract, in the double shifting of the
dredges, in the enlargement of the Post-
office accommodation ancl in the verv con
siderable extension of the post-box service
and the number of suburban offices. Mr.
Barnard has also secured the creation of a
new position of great importance to the
Harbour works in Victoria, that of
Assistant-Resident-Engineer. Heretofore
Victoria has suffered severely through being a mere adjunct to the Engineer's office
at New Westminster. To say this is not
to reflect af all upon the late Mr. G. A.
Keefer, or his successor, Mr. Worsfold. It
simply means that the work of the Department has outgrown its staff and now Victoria will have an Engineer of her own,
acting, of course, under the direction of the
Chief Engineer. A gentleman of wide experience in Harbour and Marine works has
been selected for this position. He will
have charge of the Inner Harbour works
and also of the breakwater, and Victoria
cannot fail to benefit greatly from his service. Altogether, Mr. Barnard has proved
himself to be one of the busiest of members.
No detail is too small to receive his attention and there is little doubt that in Ottawa
he will enhance the reputation he has
already established as being one of the most
active and energetic members in the House.
FREE SITTINGS—Rarely has a
vexed question upon which men felt
deeply and which arrayed them in two
opposing interests been settled with more
credit to all concerned than that of free
sittings in Christ Church Cathedral. It is
mainly to the Bishop of Columbia that the
settlement is due. With admirable skill,
with the truest Christian spirit and with
not a little of the arts of diplomacy he succeeded in reconciling the conflicting interests, and in bringing about a compromise
which established "peace with honour" and
practically concedes the principle for which
the party of progress was contending. On
and after the first of January next all sittings in the Cathedral will be free for early
Communion and for the evening service,
the pew-holders agreeing to exercise their
rights only at the morning service, although
they will continue to pay the full rental for
their pews as before. There was much to
be said on both sides and it was well and
charitably said, and while The Week maintains that there is no possible argument
against free sittings, it freely concedes that
there are a great many arguments against
instituting the change in an arbitrary manner or without the fullest possible consideration for those who have for many years
worshipped under the old system. It is
simply a case of "the old order passing
away and giving place to the new," and the
manner adopted, which follows on the lines
of the leading Anglican Church in Canada,
St. George's, Montreal, is fair to all parties
and considerate to a degree. The controversy has not been without its benefits to
the Anglican community. It has showi
that the parishioners are united by one desire to maintain and to advance the interests
of their church; that they are capable of
subordinating their personal wishes to the
general good, and in showing this they have
demonstrated their fitness, to be entrusted
with the future of a great historic church
which has never exercised the influence in
Canada which its adherents had hoped for,
but which, during the last decade has manifested signs of greater enlightenment in its
general policy and a closer approximation
to those democratic principles which are
generic in the sentiment of the Dominion.
The Church of England in Canada is throwing off the trammels of tradition; it is
losing much of its exclusiveness; its dignitaries are today among the most practical
and hardest worked of Christian ministers;
it has drawn nearer to the hearts of the
people and The Week looks forward to the
consummation of a policy which is the
natural outcome of the recent controversy
(Continued on Page is) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
I often think that the two most
amusing books that have ever been
written are "Manners for Men" and
"Manners for Women." Of course
they were not written with the idea
of causing amusement, and I daresay
that they fulfil a very useful place in
the world, but for myself I have had
more solid fun out of those two
tomes than out of all the humourists
of the professional type put together.
Another book of the same type which
has its comic side, as well as its useful, is a little pamphlet which is published at Cambridge, and presumably
at Oxford, entitled "Don'ts." University ethics are so strange and bewildering that it is not to be wondered at that ninety per cent, of the
Freshmen each year purchase this
valuable guide to "Varsity behaviour
and learn to cut the tassel of their
caps, to eschew wearing a cloth cap
at the back of the head and appreciate
the niceties of college calling by
studying its pages rather than by acquiring the correct attitude through
experience. "Don't" is a useful little
word and though it smacks somewhat
too much of the nursery it has the
merit of being terse and to the point.
Modern children, especially in the
West, have little knowledge of the
weight which this word had with their
ancestors, and not infrequently have
to learn in later life that existence
on the terrestrial globe is compassed
about with many "Don't."
* *   *
Such apparently was the opinion of
a gentleman who lately "blew into"
the office of a newspaper published
not a thousand miles away from the
headquarters of The Week. With the
guile, or shall I say the gall, which
characterizes the truly successful man
of affairs hailing from the other side
of the Line, he represented himself as
a "journalist of metropolitan experience" and so impressed the proprietor
of the paper in question that he was
unhesitatingly accepted at his own
valuation and immediately placed in
charge of the News Editor's desk.
Ensconced therein his metropolitan
mind quickly realized that things were
not as they ought to be, and believing that it is better to build on a clean
foundation rather than on the debris
of a faulty one, he issued in pamphlet
' form to the members of the repor-
torial staff a primer containing many
"Don'ts." A particular man as to
grammar and the correct use of English he cautioned them against the
wrongful use of words, a most admirable thing to do, though it is generally held that the star reporter gets
the news and the News Editor licks
the English into shape; he begged
them not to confuse the values of the
comma and the period and warned
them against the sin of verbosity. So
zealous was he in this respect that
he even dared to test his power by
enclosing a marked copy of his
pamphlet and sending it to the
Editor-in-Chief of the publication for
which he was doing so much, and
appeared to take it more in sorrow
than in anger when his communication was returned with the curt intimation that the Editor-in-Chief of a
paper of standing might be supposed
to' know all that was required of
English, of Grammar and of Punctuation. However much critics may
differ as to this, one can hardly fail
to sympathize with the outraged
Editor,   who    just   now   has   other
tribulations.
* *   *
But the man with the metropolitan
mind was not content with mere exordiums; he showed his knowledge
of journalism by the way in which he
wielded the blue pencil. On the staff
of this paper was a man of mark,
with a long string of papers on which
he had served with merit and distinction, whose copy was of that privileged character that it could go
straight to the operator without the
intervention of the News Editor.  But
that was before the new arrival had
taken his seat. He knew better and
showed his sagacity by blocking out
those portions of his correspondent's
copy which contained news and running what was merely padding. Of
another man, whose name is known
on three continents he said that his
copy was "slush," an unpleasant word
and one which I should not have expected from a man with a metropolitan mind. Of a third member of
the staff, whose reputation stands as
high as that of any man in the
Dominion, for this paper has in consideration the size of the town in
which it circulates a larger proportion of first-class men than any other
publication in Canada, he said that he
was a "loafer," Dear me, metropolitan journalism does have a deleterious
effect on the vocabulary; it is quite
ill-bred to call a man a "loafer," and
so the object of the epithet thought,
for within a short time the News
Editor was considering the Universe
from the level of the floor.
* *   *
Practically speaking that was the
end of the matter. The proprietor,
being a man who in the main combines shrewdness and common sense
with a* keen appreciation of the proportionate values of men and things,
came to the conclusion that his paper
could better spare the man with the
metropolitan experience than his staff
of star reporters and so peace reigns
once more in the office of his paper
and the book of "Don'ts" has found
an abiding place on the rubbish heap.
It seems to me, however, that a lesson might well be learnt, from this
episode and it is this: "Don't employ
foreigners to do the work which your
own countrymen are perfectly capable
of doing as well as, and often better,
than any other people in the world."
* *   *
I have had something to say in
previous issues of The Week about
the growing inefficiency of our local
telephone service. I have said that
we are gradually getting to that low
standard which prevailed for so many
years in Vancouver. It is a fact that
"Central" is getting slower and
slower, both in answering calls and
in disconnecting after one of the
parties has rung off. Victoria is not
a large city; it is not half as large
as it will be. I am compelled to
speculate rather gloomily as to the
nature of the telephone service which
we shall have in a few years when
the number of instruments installed
has increased. Ever since the Company moved from their quarters on
Bastion Street to those which they
now occupy on Blanchard the service
has gone from bad to worse. Not
the least annoying part of the business is the tired "ennuyed" voice in
which "Central" asks what number
you want, when she has kept you
frantically ringing for a time that
seems measured in minutes instead of
seconds.
* *   *
I am glad to see that the work of
laying out the boulevards on Dallas
road has been commenced. It is now
up to the public to help in this work
to the best of their ability, and they
can do a lot—in a negative manner. I
notice every morning, that though the
city workmen spend hours each day
in carefully raking the earth down
from the sidewalk to the curb, leaving
it smooth, the pedestrians persist in
walking across the mould, ploughing
it up witheir big feet and undoing in
a minute what has taken hours to do.
This, is the result of sheer laziness
and crass "cussedness." Sometimes I
think that it is absolutely useless for
anything to be done for the citizens
of the Capital. They seem to be incapable of thinking or of taking any
trouble to help things out for themselves. Every street which possesses
a boulevard shows at the corners the
thoughtless conduct of those who, in
order to save three steps, wilfully dis
figure that grass with their clumsy
hoofs. A suitable penalty would be to
send every offender to the blacksmith
and have him shod with asses' slippers.
*   *   *
I should like to know what can be
done about getting street cars to stop
for passengers on wet and dark
nights. Last Saturday some friends
of mine were down in the neighbourhood of Esquimalt and on their way
home into the city were stranded in
a car from which the "juice" was cut
off. Apparently something went
wrong with the works inside the car
itself, as other cars on the line were
able to continue running. My friends
eventually alighted with the intention
of walking along and getting picked
up by another car. Deluded people!
Though they waited at a recognised
stopping-place and though one of
them was wearing some light coloured substance two cars dashed past
them and were swallowed up in the
darkness, with the result that they
arrived home late for dinner and in a
villainous frame of mind. It is improbable that the motorneer deliberately ignored their presence; the
most natural thing to suppose is that
he did not see ithem. If this was the
case, what are we going to do about
it? Next time it might be you, gentle
reader, Or it might be I, who would
be left waiting under an angry sky,
because we failed to attract the attention of the man at the wheel. I
would suggest that the cars be fitted
with a powerful light higher up on
the car so that the motorneer would
have a better chance of seeing what
lay ahead of him, and less opportunity
of missing such a desirable fare (for
he still pays) as the
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One day little Tommy's mother missed him
for some time, and, when he reappeared, she
asked: "Where have you been, my pet?"
"Playing postman," replied the "pet." "I
gave letters to all the houses in our road—
real letters, too."
"Where on earth did you get them?" questioned his mother in amusement, which
changed to horror when he answered.
"They were those old ones in your wardrobe drawer tied up with ribbon."
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Telephone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
The Victoria Theatre
The whole of the current week up
■to date has been    given up   to   the
ubiquitous cinematograph man at the
Victoria theatre, who has been showing a wonderfully good selection of
All-British  pictures.  In  view of  the
fact that the Dominion has been subjected to an agitation of late in con-
[inection  with the Americanization of
lthe moving-picture screen it is satisfactory to note not only that the Old
Country can put out a class of picture
hich compares favourably with the
est produced on this side of the At-
antic, but also that the people of Vic-
oria gladly welcome the opportunity
f patronizing home industries.   The
ictoria theatre has drawn big houses
see the pictures and the manage-
ent professes entire satisfaction with
e manner in which devotees of the
ovies" have responded to the in-
litation to see the British films. Next
eek there will be a change of pro-
ramme starting Monday and lasting
11 Wednesday.    On Thursday night
he  boards will be  occupied    and a
resh batch of pictures will be shown
igain on Friday and Saturday. A.mat-
nee performance is given each day
nd two whole performances    every
vening starting at 7 p.m.
The Princess Theatre
"The Wolf" at the Princess Theatre
his week is giving splendid satisfac-
ion.    It  is  put  on  with   the   same
:are   and   attention   to   details   that
marks  all of the  William's produc-
ions, for so they can be called new
cenery is furnished for all plays put
n at this house.   The outside public
an   hardly realize  what  an  under-
aking this is.   Traveling shows have
Ithree  or four  sets of scenery made
(to fit their particular play, and then
he  matter is settled  for an  entire
[season.    But  at  the  Princess,  every
week an entire new outfit is painted,
and the work and expense called for
is very great.
Next week that much talked of play
"Paid in Full," will be put on, and it
is sure to give pleasure to the patrons
of the house. It is still on the road
|as a high priced attraction, and being
able to see it at popular prices,
should ensure for it a great drawing
power. Mr. Belasco, who is playing
the part of McDonald in "The Wolf"
this week, will be seen as Capt. Williams in "Paid in Full." He has
played the part many times, having
been with one of the New York companies in it, and his press notices on
it are most flattering. The play will
run all week, Wednesday and Saturday matinees.
The Empress Theatre
A very fair all-round bill has been
offering this week at the Empress
vaudeville house this week. Carly's
Dogs, which open the performance,
prove to be exceptionally clever little
animals and have given immense satisfaction to crowded houses. Eli Dawson has been here before, and most
people who have seen him this week
hope that he will come again; hc is a
fine type of black-face comedian with
the happy knack of being able to write
his own songs. The playlet, "No. 44,"
is sufficiently original to be popular
and the illusion at its conclusion is
well staged. One of the most amusing
and attractive turns which has been
seen of its kind for some time is the
turn contributed by the Brooklyn
Harmony Four and the lugubrious
humourist on the South side of the
Quartette is a comedian of exceptional
merit. The bill closes with a brilliant display of club work by the Morton-Jewell Troupe.
The Crystal Theatre
Ralph Ermey, the star vaudeville
turn at the Crystal during the early
part of the week, is a gymnast far removed from the average; his balancing and arm work are marvellous and
his appearance at .the Broad Street
house was a matter for which, the
management deserves congratulations.
The presentation of Rip Van Winkle
by the Vitagraph Company was a big
success and gave an excellent idea of
Washington Irving's famous story.
The Majestic Theatre
The Majestic started the week with
one of the best all-round bills they
have ever had. All the pictures were
good and interesting, the story of a
court intrigue at the Court of Milan
being, perhaps, the most notable. Another big feature was the reproduction on the screen of the late Mr.
Hay's poem entitled "Jim Bludso."
Romano's Theatre
A fine line of pictures has, as usual,
been on view at Romano's where the
wet weather and the certainty of au
entertaining hour and a half have
driven many people during the recent
dull afternoons. "Treasures on
Wings" was the title of one of those
absurd little comedies which are so
ridiculous that one laughs unconsciously and feels all the better for it.
The Lambardi Grand Opera Company
In view of the fact that "Conchita,"
the new and sensational opera by Zan-
donai, has only been produced in two
European cities—Milan and London—
and that Mme. Tarquinia Tarquini is
the only living artist who has ever
sung the leading role, it will be interesting to know how the London dramatic writers received the work when
it had its premiere in the English
capital early the past summer. The
critic of Tbe London Daily Express
had the following to say:
"Haunting music. A whole evening's attention fails to fix one bar in
one's mind, yet one goes away with
the impression that the music teems
with sensuous melodies. It certainly
palpitates from start to finish * with
haunting, living rhythms, and shimmers with rich and varied orchestral
tints. If it is not actually inspired it
is one of the cleverest musical canvasses London has seen for many
years.
"The beautiful intermezzo before
the second act, with its exquisite suggestion of the still dense atmosphere
of a suffocating summer night with
its sound of the castanets and a thousand other human echoes, should live
apart from any fate of the opera. The
delicious prelude to the last act, with
its effective violin solo, is also a remarkable orchestral episode."
The opera is in four acts, with two
superb scenes in the final one. Ric-
cardo Zandonai, termed, since the opera's premiere at Milan, "the Italian
Wagner," wrote the lyrics. The story
is from "La Femme et le Pantin," by
Pierre Louys. The scene is laid, like
Carmen, in Spain, and the environment is similar to that which lends
such fascination to the ever-popular
Bizet opera. There are numerous
pleasing places which delicately suggest the Spanish atmosphere. The
Lambardi Opera Company visits the
Victoria theatre for three nights and
matinee starting December 5; "Conchita" will be played on Friday, December 6th.
Hartmann's Close Shave
Arthur Hartmann, the famous violinist, who is touring the United
States this season, has encountered
many interesting and amusing adventures during his artistic globetrotting, but none appeals to him
with more unction than the experience he had with a certain gentleman
on the way from Liverpool to London.
It was Hartmann's first tour in
England, and he boarded the train at
Liverpool on the evening of the day
he was to make his debut in the British capital at an Albert Hall concert
with Adelina Patti. As the violinist
rushed out of the station platform,
followed by a porter with the hand
baggage, the train was on the point
of  pulling out.  Hartmann  rushed  at
the door of a first class compartment
and drew it open. "Hi there," shouted
the chief guard, running to where the
artist and the porter were pulling the
former's belongings into the moving
train; "You can't go in there, its reserved." The protest was too late,
however, for already Hartmann had
jumped into the compartment and
pulled the door closed. Inside he
found a quiet looking, clean-shaven
gentleman with a monocle in his eye,
and to him, Hartmann offered profuse
apologies, explaining that he dared
not miss the train as it was the last
which would take him to London in
time for an important engagement.
"I had reserved this compartment for
myself," said the passenger with the
monocle, "but under the circumstances, I shall be glad to have you
make yourself at home, Sir." Hartmann availed himself of the invitation
to such an extent that when the train
was only an hour from London, he
said to his travelling companion,
whom he had found a charming man,
extraordinarily well-informed on all
topics: "You'll pardon me if I shave
myself now, as there will be very
little time between my arrival in London and the filling of my engagement. So saying, the violinist produced an American safety razor and
to the extreme interest of this vis-avis, started to put it into practical
use. "I've never seen an instrument
like that before," said Hartmann's
new-found friend; "here in England,
we still stick more or less closely
to the old-fashioned razor. And you
are amazingly skilled in its manipulation—almost like a professional." "I
am one," answered the violinist, smiling. "What—a professional barber?"
asked the Briton, his proverbial lack
of humor coming to the fore. "Yes,"
answered Hartmann, by a mischevi-
ous impulse. He was vastly amused
to see his monocled acquaintance
draw himself up stiffly, and drop the
conversation then and there.
Finished shaving, Hartmann took
his violin from its case and unconcernedly began to play, running
through the difficult passages of the
pieces he was to perform that evening. As the runs and roulades of
Mendelssohn, Paganini, Wieniawski,
and Vienxtemps rolled out from under the artist's sure fingers and bow,
the other occupant of the compartment first listened in surprise, then
with interest, and finally spluttered in
utter uncontrollable amazement:
"Upon my word, that is marvelous.
You are a talented artist of the highest order. And to think of your wasting your life as a barber. Vou have
positive genius for the violin. My
dear young friend, you must let me
do something for you." With a
straight face, Hartmann accepted his
auditor's praises, and gave him a fictitious name and address. "I'll look
you up without fail," assured the
music enthusiast as the train rolled
into the Eustace Station. In the hurly
burly of arriving, the violinist hardly
had time to thank his would-be benefactor, before they were separated,
and each hurried on his own way.
After he had played his chief solo
that evening, and fairly divided with
Patti the rapturous applause of the
vast Albert Hall audience, Hartmann
finally broke loose from the encore
fiends and retired to the artist's room
behind the stage. He was talking to
Patti when a knock at the door interrupted them, and a gentleman in
evening dress followed the great
singer's request to "Come in." Patti,
in surprise and delight, started forward to greet the newcomer. Her astonishment, however, was no greater
than that of Hartmann, who recognized in the tall, monocled visitor, his
fellow tourist of the afternoon.
"So you fooled me," he remarked
to the violinist, "and my gifted young
barber  friend  turns  out  to  be    the
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great Hartmann." "I'm sorry," began the offender, now truly contrite,
"I really didn't mean—"
"I should have known better," interrupted the visitor; "It serves me
right." Laughingly he told Patti the
story of the ride from Liverpool to
London. The diva looked from the
older to the younger man. "Do you
know whom you succeeded in hoaxing?" she asked of Hartmann.
"I have not had the pleasure of an
introduction," replied the artist.
"Then allow me," continued Patti.
"Mr. Hartmann, I have the honour
to present you to the Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial
Secretary of Great Britain." Hartmann looked hard at the other man,
and then it was that he suddenly
recognized him from his pictures,
clean-shaven face, monocle, and all.
'Really—" began the violinist, in thc
utmost confusion; but the Colonial
Secretary broke in with hearty laughter and an emphatic assurance that
he enjoyed the joke on himself most
hugely. "Just to show you I mean
what I say," he declared, "I'm going
to keep my promise made on the
train, and do something for you, after
all."
And he did, for a few days later
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Blonde
Esquimaux
By Boh
eman
I am not sure that an article on
"Blonde Esquimaux" should not carry
a sub-heading "Eugenics up to date";
for if anything could give point to
the 'theory of the cult which is seeking to demonstrate the first principles of this new science, it is the discovery which made-Stefansson's name
famous six months ago.
I never think of the "Blonde Esquimaux" without being reminded of
the "Ursus Kermodei," both being
apparently blossomings of nature
amid uncongenial surroundings. The
little fluffy, white bears, so skilfully
and artistically treated in our Provincial Museum are like the efflorescence
of animal life, when compared with
the huge, black, ungainly creatures
by which they are surrounded ' in
their natural habitat. One wants to
stroke and pat them, to take them
home and make pets of them. Whatever their origin may be, apd who
cares what the naturalists have to say
on the subject, the imagination pictures them as the poetical crystallization of a beautiful idea in animal life.
I hope my comparison of Curator
Kermode's bears with the "Blonde
Esquimaux" will not be considered
disrespectful to the latter. It is not
to suggest a parallel, but merely a
kinship of ideas, for it must not be
forgotten that the advocates of
Eugenics base their theories entirely
on natural selection as the key to
physical perfection.
The discovery of the "Blonde Esquimaux" has set me thinking and
wondering how a. race bearing the
marks of a higher physical development and a higher civilization could
have existed unknown and unheard
of in the midst of the most uncongenial surroundings, the most adverse
climatic conditions, and the most uncouth companionship. But it is there;
it has preserved its most distinctive
racial characteristics, and it presents
an interesting problem, which, if no
problem to the naturalists, is at once
both perplexing and suggestive to the
philosopher.
It is not the first time that fair
beauty in one form or another has
been discovered isolated from its kind
and framed in squalor and blackness;
nor is it the first time that representatives of a "lost race" have cropped
up   in   the   most   unexpected   places.
Not only the pages of fiction and
romance, but of travel and adventure
tell of fair faces glimpsed by the
intrepid voyageur and of fair forms
carefully hidden from the vulgar gaze.
No doubt there is a perfectly rational
explanation; as for instance of the
existence among the Incas of the
"Fair God," whom Wallace has immortalized.
For an explanation I would rather
turn to the pages of romance or the
stanzas of the poets than to the
prosy scientific explanation of the naturalist or the eugenist. I would
rather take the explanation of William Cullen Bryant, whose apostrophe
on the surpassing beauty of Absalom
is probably nearer the mark than any
abstruse calculations of Eugenics.
But I would carry the idea further
and remind my readers that the
"Blonde Esquimaux" are but a type
of hidden beauty; of the flower born
to blush unseen; of the fragrance
which perfumes human life even amid
the most sordid surroundings. The
discovery of Stefansson was unexpected, surprising, startling. These people
were out of their metier; he could
not place them and he was filled with
amazement, but not more so than
the student who comes across a beautiful trait in a degraded character, or
an act of kindness among outcasts
and criminals.
And yet these are far more common than we know, and hidden because of shame-facedness. Philanthropists know that in the darkest
corners of the earth violets bloom
and the violets of character cannot be
crushed out even by life's ironies and
fate's cruelties. Seeds planted, not
necessarily in one's own infancy, but
may be in the generations that now
sleep, will suddenly germinate and a
streak of nobility, which has not
characterised the family for many
years may suddenly develop, but always from the planted seed.
Every prison chaplain knows how
true this is, and that is why he never
despairs of the most hopeless case.
He is like a skilful organist, always
running his fingers over the keys to
find the "lost chord" which shall
awaken harmony. With inimitable
patience he studies the characters of
the men. and women committed to
his charge, and gropes blindly amid
the evidences of degeneracy for the
one nerve which will vibrate to his
touch and arouse a hidden quality.
Nature is no more full of surprises
than life, and a recognition of this
fact makes for the true optimism. It
is said that we have explored the
whole earth and there is nothing left
to find out, and yet we have only just
discovered the "Blonde Esquimaux."
With the North'and South Poles no
longer goals of unrewarded ambition,
with the heart of Africa opened up to
the snortings of the Iron Horse, with
the wilds of Siberia yielding harvests
of golden grain and with the dark
recesses of Brazil "open sesame" to
the intrepid explorer, it may be true
that the physical earth hides few
secrets.
But there are still "Blonde Esquimaux" to be discovered in the illimitable ranges of human nature; there
are many tabulations to correct and
many labels to re-write. Where those
men who judge their fellow have
mapped out large areas with a black
brush there are pin-points of light,
which the sympathizer with his fellow-man is not slow to discern.
There are not a few quiet but loving students of their fellow-men who
find much more of beauty and of
fragrance even in "submerged tenths"
than the world wots of, and every
day the number is being added to of
those who, like the prophet in
Lowell's fable, after seeking the
beauty of flowers upon the mountain
top of exaltation find it in the modest
violet blooming at their own door.
If a Man Die, Shall
He Live Again?
Written Specially for The Week
by J. Arthur Hill
A friend of mine tells me that
psychical articles are always interesting, "because so many people die and
go somewhere." Presumably, those
who remain here feel a natural curiosity as to where the departed have
gone, partly for the latter's sake,
and partly because they themselves
would like to know, so that they will
know what to expect when their own
time comes.
The teaching of religion on this
point is admittedly either rather
vague, or, if definite—as with the Au-
gustinian theology—no longer credible. We have progressed in sensitiveness and humanity, and can no longer
believe that a good God will inflict
everlasting torment in a lake whicii
burnetii with fire and brimstone, even
on the most wicked of His creatures.
Still less can we believe in such punishment being inflicted for the "sin
of unbelief," for we now know well
enough that "belief," being the net
outcome of our total experience and
character, is not under the control of
the will. Consequently, a God who
punished creatures for not believing,
when He knew all the time that He
had so constructed most    of   them
that they couldn't believe, would be
either wicked or insane. This inabil-
ity'to believe "to order" is plainly.perceived if we reflect on what our feelings1 would be if a Mohammedan implored us to believe in Allah and in
Allah's Prophet, as the only way of
salvation. We should decline, saying that we knew better; but the real
reason of our disbelief would be that
we couldn't believe in Mohammedanism if we tried. We have grown up
in a different climate, and have taken
a different form.
But, putting aside the vindictive
hell-god of Augustine, Tertullian, Calvin and the rest—for not even an
earthly father would punish a child
for ever—and taking Christianity at
its best, we do not find any very
specific eschatological teaching. And
I think that this very absence is a
good feature. If a man tries to be
good merely in order to avoid hell
and gain heaven—in other words, because it will pay—his goodness is
not much of a credit to him. It is
only selfishness of a far-sighted kind.
Religion, on the other hand, when at
its best, seeks to influence character,
not by threats and promises, but by
encouraging moods and attitudes and
habits of thought from which good
actions will flow spontaneously, without any profit-and-loss calculations.
Modern Christianity is therefore right
in touching much more lightly on the
future state than was customary in
earlier centuries.
Nevertheless we cannot repress a
little curiosity. People die and go
somewhere, as my friend says. Where
do they go? Religion having rightly
avoided definite answer, we turn to
Science. And Science, much as it
would surprise such fine old gladiators as Huxley and Tyndall to hear
it—has an answer, and an affirmative
one.
Psychical research has, in my opinion, brought together a mass of evidence strong enough to justify the
following conclusions. I do not say
they are "proved." You cannot
"prove" that the earth is round, unless your hearer will at least study
the evidence. You cannot even prove
to him that 2 plus 2 makes 4, if he refuses to add. Therefore I do not say
anything about proof. I say only that
after many years of careful study and
investigation, I am of opinion that the
evidence justifies the conclusions.
(1) Telepathy is a fact. A mind
may become aware of something that
is passing in another mind at a distance, by means other than the normal sensory channels. The "how" of
the communication is entirely unknown. The analogy of wireless telegraphy of course suggests itself, but
is misleading. The ether-waves employed in wireless telegraphy are
physical pulses which obey the law
of inverse squares; telepathy shows
no conformity with that law, and has
not been shown to be an affair of
physical waves at all. I believe that
it is not a physical process; that it
occurs in the spiritual world, between
mind and mind, not primarily between brain and brain. And, if so—if
mind can communicate with mind independently of brain—the theory of
materialism at least is exploded. If
mind can act independently of brain,
mind may probably go on existing
after brain dies.
(2) Communications, purporting to
emanate from departed spirits, are
sometimes so strikingly evidential
that it is scientifically justifiable to
assume the agency of a discarnate
mind. For example, in a case known
to me, a "spirit" communicating
through a non-professional medium—
a lady of means and position—referred
to a recipe for pomatum which she
had written in her recipe-book. No
one knew anything about it; but, on
hunting up the book, the deceased
lady's daughters found a recipe for
Dr. Somebody's pomade, which their
mother had evidently written shortly
before her death. They confirmed
that "pomatum" was the word which
their mother used. The points to be
noted are: That the medium was not
a professional; that no one who
knows her has doubted her integrity;
that she was not acquainted with
either the deceased lady or her daughters; that the knowledge shown was
not possessed by any living (embodied) mind, and is therefore not explainable by telepathy;   and, finally,
that the case has, been watched and
reported on by one of our.ablest investigators—a lecturer at Cambridge
—who finds no flaw in the evidence.
I repeat that I do not claim this to
be "proof." I give it merely as an
illustration, and will probably give a
few more detailed cases in a later article. For the present I must be content to say that the mass of evidence
known to me justifies the belief that
minds survive what we call death.
The question then arises: What is
the nature of the after life? And here
we are faced with great difficulties.
We can ask the returning spirits, but
we cannot verify their statements. If
my uncle John Smith purports to
communicate, I can test his identity
by asking him to tell me intimate
family details which I can verify by
asking his widow, who still lives; but
I cannot thus check his statements
about his spiritual surroundings. Still,
if he has proved his identity—particularly if telepathy seems excluded—
we may perhaps feel fairly safe in accepting his other statements as true,
or at least in admitting their possible
truth. And, of course, we can obtain
the statements of many different
spirits, and can compare them. This
has been done. The result is a striking amount of uniformity. The various spirits agree, on the main points.
First of all, they are surprisingly
unorthodox! They tell of no heaven
or hell of the traditional kind. There
is no sudden ascent into unalloyed
arid eternal bliss for the good—who,
as Jesus pointed out, are not wholly
good—and no sudden plunge into
eternal fires for the bad—who, similarly, are not unqualifyingly bad.
There is much of bad in the best of
us, and much of good in the worst of
us. Accordingly, the released soul
finds itself not very different from
what it was while in the flesh. It has
passed into a higher class of the universal school—that is all. Tennyson
has the idea, exactly:
"No sudden heaven, nor sudden hell,
for man,
But through the Will of One    who
knows and rules—
And other   knowledge   is  but   utter
love—
Aeonian Evolution, swift or slow,
Thro' all the Spheres—an ever opening height,
An ever lessening earth."
The Ring
I have said that this view is unorthodox, and so it is, if compared
with the orthodoxy of early days, say,
the orthodoxy of Calvin or Edwards
or Tertullian. But it is pleasant to
find that orthodoxy today is a different thing, and that the Tennysonian
notion is backed up in high quarters.
The Bishopric of London is the highest ecclesiastical office in England,
after the Archbishoprics of Canterbury and York, and we find the present Bishop of London (Dr. Winning-
ton-Ingram) speaking as follows:
"Is there anything definite about
death in the Bible? I believe there
is. I think if you follow me, you will
find there are six things revealed to
us about life after death. The first
is that the man is the same man. Instead of death being the end of him,
he is exactly the same five minutes
after death as five minutes before
death, except having gone through
one more experience in life. In the
second place the character grows after
death, there is progress. As it grows
in life so it grows after death. A
third thing is, we have memory. 'Son,
remember,' that is what was said to
Dives in the other world. Memory
for places, and people. We shall remember everything after death. And
with memory there will be recognition; we shall know one another. Husband and wife, parents and children.
Sixthly, we still take great interest
in the world we have left."
The good Bishop gets all this out
of the Bible, and quite rightly. We
hope no heresy hunter will accuse
him of "selecting" his texts and ignoring the hell-fire ones.
So far as earth-language can go,
the foregoing represents the probable
truth regarding the after life. If we
inquire for details, we shall get nothing very satisfactory. If we ask a
spirit concerning what he does—how
he occupies himself—he will either
say he "cannot explain so that you
will understand," or will tell about
living in houses, going to    lectures,
teaching children, and the like. All
this is obviously1- symbolical. Any
communications that a discarnate entity can. send, must, to be intelligible
to us, be in human earth-language;
and this language is based on sense-
experience. After death, experience
is different, for we no longer have
the same bodily senses, and eyes,
ears, etc., consequently no explanation of the nature of spiritual existence can be more than approximately true; yet such expressions as living in houses, going to lectures, etc.,
may be as near the truth as earth-
language can get. If a bird tried to
describe air-life to a fish, the best it
could do would be to say "it is something like water-life, but there is more
light and ease of movement." Of the
beauties of sound—sky-lark's song,
human choruses, instrumental orchestra—no idea could be conveyed to the
fish. Probably those who have gone
before, have, in addition to the experiences which they can partly describe, other experiences of which
they can give us absolutely no idea.
They have been promoted. Their interests and activities have become
wider, their joys greater and purer.
Yet they are the "same" souls, as the
butterfly is the "same" as the chrysalis from which it has arisen. But tc
know exactly what it feels like to bc
a butterfly, the caterpillar and chrysalis have to wait Nature's time. S'c
must we.
THE CENTURY'S CALL
ty Margaret E. Sangiur
Deep unto deep, it calleth,
The century's dominant cry;
Over the desert and over the plain,
Over the peak and the mountain chain,
Under the thrilling sky,
The voice of mighty peoples,
And the tocsin of war and woe,
From East to West 'tis sounding,
And a man must rise and go.
He must leave the hearth of his mother,
And fare to the Northern zone,
Traverse the waste and dare the dearth,
Know the moods of the desolate earth,
Live in his tent,  alone.
For the century bids him hasten
To find her hidden wealth,
The lore she guards and the treasure
She only yields by stealth.
A man must fear no peril,
He must ride like a knight of old:
To tourney and tilt, with a good right hand,
That cleaves to the hilt for the love of the land,
And here's to the soldier bold!
Who is pure of thought and action,
Who is ready to serve his age,
Who cares for tlie thing he doeth,
And not for the soldier's wage.
Deep unto deep, it calleth,
The century's urgent cry
Splendid and strong is the century's song,
Valor and love to the battle throng,
And it may not pass you by,
From East to West 'tis sounding,
The call for the brave and the true,
0 lads with pulses hounding,
That cry is meant for you.
Wherever the need is greatest,
Wherever the ill is worst,
Over the city's thousands thick,
Over the deserts of stone and brick,
Over the lands accurst,
The cry for help is pealing,
Bitter with want and woe.
O brother, if you hear it,
A man must arise and go.
—The Fruit Magazine.
"Perhaps it is best, after all," remarked
the rejected suitor as he lingered in the
hall. "A man of twenty-five would soon
tire of a wife who hovered round the thirty-
two mark."
"Why, Mr. Ardent," said the woman in the
case, "how very ungallant of you to insinuate
that I am thirty-two."
"Well, perhaps you are not," he replied,
"but it certainly struck me that you were
somewhere near freezing point."
He—"I hate a man  of  one idea."
She—"Naturally.    No  one likes to be excelled."
BOOK NOTES
At the Victoria Book and Stationery Co., 1004 Government
St., Victoria, B.C.:
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the Mounted Police, by H. A.
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"A Man in the Open," by
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BUILDING PERMITS
November 13 to 19.
November 13—
Thos. Ormston—Belmont—Dwelling  $1,800
F. Waddington—Dallas Ave.—Garage   125
C. H. Harrison—Fell—Dwelling  250
J. Brown—Glasgow—Dwelling   B,EJ J
ovember 14—
G. W. Mcintosh—Amphion—Dwelling   2,500
G. W. Mcintosh—Rear of Work—Garage   200
Wm. McGibbon—Graham—Dwelling  3,000
W. H. Caulfield—Fernwood—Garage  150
Mair & Caney—Jay—Dwelling    3,000
R. Hetherington—Oxford—Dwelling      3,500
R. Hetherington—Chapman and Howe—Dwelling   3,000
R. Hetherington—McKenzie—Dwelling  3,750
fovember 15—
H. M. Cowper—Chapman—Dwelling  2,500
H. Tinnion—Cedar Hill—Dwelling    2,000
Mrs. J. White—View—Office   100
F. Taylor—Andrew—Garage     100
ovember 16—
H. Blundell—Young—Woodshed   80
Miss Carr—Government—Alterations   500
F. G. Wyatt—Second—Dwelling  900
Alfred Chas. Chislett—Prior—Dwelling   2,500
ovember 18—
T. McLennan—Carnsew—Dwelling   2,500
Island Sheet Metal Co.—Graham—Machine Shop   2,000
C. J. Brown—Hereward—Dwelling   2,500
M. G. Clark—Hollywood—Dwelling   4,000
ovember 18—
T. Alexander—Prior—Stable    250
Wm. Ashton—Benton—Temp. Dwelling   400
H. H. Twigg—Chamberlain—Garage  300
J. Lucas—Macaskill—Alterations  250
ovember 19—
W. H. Hall—Robertson—Dwelling   -. 2,800
E. Rogers—Simcoe—Dwelling  400
Deacon & Son—Alpha—Dwelling  2,000
F. J. Schroeder—Chapman—Dwelling  2,500
T. A. Procanier—Walton—Dwelling   2,500
Wise &Gibson—Lee Ave.—Dwelling   2,000
E. Blomquist—Sixth—Dwelling  1,500
MUNICIPAL ECONOMY
Many Canadian municipalities are experiencing difficulty in selling their securities. Municipal development being an important phase
of Canada's life and responsible for the raising of big loans, the situation is worthy of analysis. Since January, 1910, the municipal bond
sales in Canada, as compiled by The Monetary Times, have been as
} follows:
1909   $31,532,960
1910      29,043,325
1911      30,295,838
1912 (to October)     17,681,002
Total   $108,553,125
In addition to the sales in Canada, a large number of our municipal
debentures have been sold publicly in London. According to "Capital
Investments in Canada," a volume published by The Monetary Times,
the municipal flotations ovearseas since 1905 were as follows:
1905   £     78,000
1906	
1907          822,942
1908       3,930,521
1909       2,109,500
1910       3,079,400
1911      5,323,749
1912  :....     4,330,049
Total     £19,674,161
In addition to the debentures sold in Canada, and those in England
through the medium of public flotations, there have also been numerous private sales in the United States ancl England, the majority of
which are not easily traceable. New Westminster's $2,000,000 loan,
for instance, is in the hands of a London house which has not yet made
a public issue of them.
The aggregate municipal borrowing is heavy. A further analysis shows, as one would expect, that the Western provinces have been
the greatest borrowers. Of the total municipal flotations in London
since 1905, Western Canada was responsible for £14,000,000 and Eastern Canada for £5,550,000. Eastern municipalities have not marketed
any issues in London this year, all the public flotations being confined
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to the Western provinces, although both have made temporary loans.
The figures of 1911 show also that 179 Eastern municipalities made
issues, as compared with 232 Western municipalities. For every dollar borrowed by the East, the West had $1.56. The difference of
appetite is accounted for by the large amount of municipal improvements being carried on in the West as compared With the smaller
amount in older parts of the country. The tendency in Western
Canada for civic authorities to own and operate public utilities also increases the output of securities. The comparatively heavier municipal
loans of the West, therefore, is not an unnatural condition.
With these figures, we may seek the reasons for the present trouble in selling municipal bonds. There appear to be three leading
causes—the congestion of securities of all kinds in the London market,
the impression that some of our municipalities have been over-borrowing, and the desire of the investor for higher returns. The condition
of the London market has been discussed previously in these columns.
So far as it concerns municipal, the fact that the responsible underwriters were obliged to take 50 per cent, of Saskatoon's issue, 82 pet
cent, of Edmonton's, 25 per cent, of North Vancouver's, 84 per cent,
of Calgary's, and 73 per cent, of Winnipeg's, is significant. Canada is
only partially responsible for the London market, and by now seems
to have learned the lesson. Few, and only the best, flotations, should
be sent to interest the British investor.
Regarding the opinion, heard here ancl there, that our municipalities are spending too much money, that a grain of truth seems to
exist for the opinion. Mr. E. R. Wood, of Toronto, who makes it
his particular business to keep well posted on bond issues, stated at
the end of 1910 that Canadian municipalities were realizing the importance of placing their finances on a sound business basis, and adopting a conservative policy in regard to all expenditures. "For some
years past," he added, "the rapid growth of Western Canada placed
the progressive cities and towns under the necessity of making heavy
capital expenditures, in order to provide those utilities demanded by
modern standards of health and comfort. To the conservative investor these frequent loans were not always acceptable, but today the
credit of our Western municipalities stands high. There is a growing
public sentiment in Western Canada against extravagance in municipal
finances. Nothing is more indicative of the high standing of Western
municipal securities than the growing favour with which they are being
regarded by the British investing public. A few years ago only the
obligations of the largest centres in Western Canada could be placed
in the London market, while, during the present year, the British investor has taken in quantity the debentures of those smaller cities and
towns whose locations and natural advantages give prlomise of rapid
and permanent expansion."
—The Monetary Times.
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that I, Archibald  Paterson,  of Vancouver,   B.C.,  occupation  Gentleman, intends to apply for permission to purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing at a post planted about two miles
west from the western extremity of Nahlouza
Lake, marked S. E. Corner, thence north 80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains; east
80 chains;  to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th October, 1912.
ARCHIBALD PATERSON.
Percy Gadsden, Agent.
nov. 9
jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, John Friers, of Vancouver,   B.C.,   occupation   Baker,   intends   to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about 5 miles distant and in a
north-westerly direction from the north-western extremity of Sigutla Lake, marked S. W.
corner, thence north 80 chains, east 80 chains,
south 80 chains, west 80 chains, to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
less.
Dated 21st August,  191a.
JOHN FRIERS.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Albert Boyce, of Nanaimo,  B.C.,  occupation Rancher,  intends  to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
?ilanted about six miles in a westerly direction
rom the western extremity of Kwalcho Lake,
marked N. E. corner, thence south 40 chains,
west 80 chains, north 40 chains, east 80 chains
to   point of commencement,   containing   320
acres, more or less.
Dated 25th August, 1912.
ALBERT BOYCE,
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 11
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Thomas Bone of Luton,
England, occupation Postmaster, intends to
apply for permission to purchase t the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about one mile east from the
north-western extremity of Sigutla Lake,
marked S. W. Corner, thence north 80 chains,
east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west 40
chains to point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th October,  1912.
THOMAS  BONE,
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Alfred Hills, of Vancouver,  B.C.,  occupation Laborer,  int-nds to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted  about   one  mile   west   and  one  mile
north from the western extremity of Nahlouza
Lake, marked S.  W. corner, thence north 80
chains, east 80 chains, soutii 80 chains, west
80   chains   to   point   of   commencement,   containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th October,  1912.
ALFRED HILLS,
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Hubert Lee  Harris, of
Bella Coola,  B.C., occupation prospector, intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following  described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about three miles distant
and  in  a   north-westerly  direction   from  the
north-western   extremity   of   Sigutla   Lake,
marked  South-west  Corner,  thence  north  80
chains, east 80 chains, south 80 chains, west
80   chains   to  point   of   commencement,   containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 20th August,  1912.
HUBERT LEE HARRIS,
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Manley E. Marsh, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Mason, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about two miles distant and in
a  westerly   direction   from   the  Western   extremity of Kwalcho Lake, marked N. W. Corner,  thence south 80 chains, east 80 chains,
north  80 chains, west 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
less.
Dated 25th August, 1912.
MANLEY E. MARSH.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE  notice  that   Charley  Don,  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Comemncing   at   a
post planted about 7 miles in a westerly direction from the. western extremity of Kwalcho
Lake, marked N. E. Corner, thence soutii 80
chains, west 80 chains, north 80 chains, east
80  chains,   to  point  of commencement,   containing 640 acres,  more or less.
Dated 27th August,  191a.
CHARLEY  DON,
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Annie Charlotte Gadsden,
of Bella Coola, B.C., occupation Housewife,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted one mile distant and in a
north-westerly direction from the northwestern extremity of Sigutla Lake, marked S.
W. corner, thence north 80 chains, east 80
chains, south 80 cliains, west 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 20th August, 191a.
ANNIE CHARLOTTE GADSDEN.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. g Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   notice   that   I,   Robert   Boyce,   of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Rancher, intends
to  apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about 6 miles distant and in a
north-westerly    direction    from    the    northwestern   extremity   of   Sigutla   Lake,   marked
S.   W.   Corner,  thence  north  80  chains,  east
80  cliains,   south   80   chains,  west  80   chains
to   point   oi   commencement,   containing   640
acres, more or less.
Dated aist August,   1912.
ROBERT BOYCE.
Percy Gadsden, Agent.
nov. 9
Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that  I, George Brinkley, of
Vancouver,   B.C.,  occupation   Bricklayer,  intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following described  lands [—Commencing
at a post planted at the western extremity
of Nahlouza   Lake,   marked    N. E. Corner,.
thence south 80 chains, west 80 chains, north
80 chains,  east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th October, 1912.
GEORGE BRINKLEY,
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan.
of!
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE  notice   that   Robert   Beveridge,   of
Vancouver,   B.C.,  occupation   Miner,   intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at
post   planted   at   the   western   extremity
Nahlouza Lake, marked S. E. Corner, thence
north   80   chains,   west   80   chains,   south   80
chains, east 80 chains to point of commence
ment, containing .640 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th October, 1912.
ROBERT BEVERIDGE,
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan.
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   notice   that   I,   Edward   Smith,   ol
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Laborer, intend,
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted on the north shore of Nahlouza
Lake, marked S. E. Corner, thence north 8c
chains, west 80 chains, south 80 chains, eas'
80 chains to point of commencement, contain
ing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated iath October, igia.
EDWARD SMITH.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan.
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Frederick Dodds, of Vat!
couver,  B.C., occupation  Laborer, intends t.
apply for permission to purchase the follov
ing described lands:—Commencing at a po
planted about 8 miles in a westerly directh
Irom the western extremity of Kwalcho Lak
marked N. E. corner, thence south 40 chain
west 80 chains, north 40 chains, east 80 chai
to   point of commencement,   containing   3
acres, more or less.
Dated 27th August, 101 a.
FREDERICK DO_DDS,
nov. 9
Percy Gadsden, Agent
jan.
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Robert J. Baxter,
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Gentleman, i.'
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purcha
the  following  described  lands:—Commencin!
at  a  post  planted  two miles west from  tl
western extremity of Nahlouza Lake, marke;
N.   E.  corner,  thence  south 80  chains,  we;
80 chains, nortli 80 chains, east 80 chains
point of commencement, containing 640 acre
more or less.
Dated  13th  October,  191a.
ROBERT J. BAXTER.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan.
LIQUOR ACT,  19:0
(Section  42.)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the fin
day of Decemher next, application will t
made to tlie Superintendent of Provinci:
Police for renewal of the hotel licence to se
liquor by retail in the liotel known as tli
Parsons Bridge Hotel, situate at Parson;
Bridge, Esquimalt District, in the Province <:
British Columbia.
Dated this 25th day of October, 1912.
RICHARD PRICE, Applicant,
nov. 2 nov. 3.
THE BEDROOM
—Its Temperature and the Remedy for an Evil
^j^URING the Winter many people suffer from severe colds, bronchial
f\J and neuralgic affections, brought about by first sitting in a room
^r with a temperature between 70 and 80 degrees, and afterwards retiring to rest in a bedroom at about 45 degrees, and in severe weather still
lower. None but the strongest constitution can stand the strain. A GAS
HE A IER will obviate this risk, as, by lighting for an hour before retiring
the air of the bedroom will be warmed, the risk of cold averted, and life
generally made more comfortable.
The VICTORIA GAS COMPANY, LTD.
652 Yates Street
Phone 2479 TELEPHONE SEYMOUR 6400
W. J. SANDERS
GENERAL MANAGER SKEENA LAND CO.. LTD.
AGENT GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC TOWNSITE OP SOUTH HAZELTON
62-63 LEIGH-SPENCER BLOCK
853 GRANVILLE STREET
VANCOUVER. B. C.
November, 16th, 1912,
To Whom It Hay Conoern:-
On November, 2nd, the Railway Commission
handed down the final order in the South Hazelton ease.
South Hazelton won a oomplete victory and
litigation ls finally settled , the Commission approving
of plans for South Hazelton and refusing any other
re-hearing or re-opening of the question.
There have been so many delays in getting
this question finally settled,that I feel that lt would
not be fair to demand of the purchasers of the lots at
the Auction Sales,that the conditions of the Sales
should be Striotly adhered to. I THINK THB TIME FOR
THE DEFERRED PAYMENTS SHOULD BE EXTENDED AND I WILL,
THEREFORE, EXECUTE THE AGREEMENTS OF SALS ON THE SAME
TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THOSE OF DECEMBER 19, 1911,
WITH THE CHANGE THAT THEY SHALL BE DATED NOVEMBER 15,
1912,THUS GIVING AN EXTENSION OF ELEVEN MONTHS.
THERE MAY BE SOME WHO HAVE BEEN INCONVENIENCED
BY THIS YEAR'S DELAY,AND TO THOSE WHO WISH IT WE WILL MAKE
REFUND OF THE MONEYS PAID IN.
I think you will grant that this is fair and
just and should be satisfactory to every purchaser.
If you were a purohaser at one of the Auotlon
Sales, I would be glad if you would let me know as soon
as possible your wishes in'the matter.
Yours very truly,
sCmj Ja^^I^?
Sole Agent for Grand Trunk Paolfio Townsite of
South Hazelton,
W.J.S./ L.J. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Making Good
Much has been said and more has
been written about the opportunities
afforded a capable and energetic man
to make a fortune in British Columbia by taking up chicken farming in
a scientific manner, but few settlers
who have taken advantage of these
opportunities have made such a success of their undertaking as has Mr.
L. F. Solly of Westholme, V.I. This
gentleman has made it his aim to
produce the most vigorous and profitable stock of poultry farming, and
the best paying breeds of poultry
have been chosen. The farm itself is excellently situated on sloping
ground; water is piped everywhere
and special foods are grown for the
birds. A large tract of land has been
set apart for range and the twenty
odd poultry houses have been placed
far apart, thus ensuring long runs.
Only picked birds are bred from and
Mr. Solly has a stock which he is
only too pleased to show to visitors,
who are welcome at all times, though
preferably by appointment. All persons within the Province who are interested in poultry farming should
write to Mr. Solly at Westholme,
asking for his catalogue which besides containing a full list of valuable
birds is full of useful hints to the intending egg farmer.
THE  WORKER
Mark, all at ease,  the peaceful  toiler stand,
The staunch supporter of our western land;
Within his hand that mighty tool of earth,—
The simple shovel, still his sign of worth:
For wheresoe'er man is by care opprest
He's taught to shovel, and his soul's at rest.
"But   not   his   body,"   plead   the   toilers   au;
"Must democrats to manual labour crawl?
"Shall   all   the   victories,   by   strikers   won,
"Descend   to   this   beneath   our   rising   sun?
"Not  so!    Nor   shall  the  rich  exploit  those
lands
"Tnat  are   by   nature   framed   to   hurl   commands."
Tis  thus   the   genial   pickets   hurt   and   feel,
Who cripple  workers at  their  midday meal,
While, blatant wide, the tactful toiler spouts,
As argument to all the world he shouts:
And though he gain three dollars day by day
He still is clamouring for better pay;
Yet in the land he left, this soil to seek,
He barely managed to reap that per week:
Still   on    he    blusters,   and,    with    gestures
proud,
Orates   the   dark   and   ever   massing   crowd;
Until, at length,, our wistful ponce arc sent
To  mollify  the  rising  discontent:
The hostile bands are thus dispersed in quiet,
And drown their feelings in a bar-room riot.
—W. G. Boynton.
THE WASTER
See, all alert, the wealthy "waster" stand,
And commerce widens through the quick'ning
land.
Though deemed to be a drone amid the bees,
How full awake the thriving chance to seize!
Such is  thc  "spoiler"  of a thousand hands,
Whose industry the restless world commonds.
So deem the toilers of that nervous life,
Thus ready  keen  to  face  the  human  strife.
Yet mark how fortuune smiles upon her pet,
Who even seems her favours to forget;
As each  new  day  asserts  its  pressing  need,
And method combats lust of human greed.
Within the limits of his genial home
Domestic cares still strenuously roam;
The rising children must their tasks fulfils
The mother meet each ever-growing bills
For due economy provides alone
The guarded grandeur of his scanty throne.
Is this the monster that our toilers dare?
And threaten yearly, all his wealth to share?"
Can this be he, who, hating half his race,
Would men by vile machinery displace?
Who knowing little, and yet caring less,
Promotes  for  gold  each fould financial mess?
And speculating, wild, on human toil,
With wholesale murder would his conscience
soil?
This is the man 1   who, innocent at ease,
In restful comfort would his fellows please;
Who claims the guilt to run a motor yacht;
Nor will his life with baser joys, besot.
This is the fiend, who heads the gen'rous dole
To those who render med'eine to the soul;
Who dares to dabble in the Christian creed,
And even helps it by each timely deed;—
'Tis he, thc "waster   of the "workers" world,
That, losing him, to Anarchy is hurled!
—W. G. Boynton.
CORRECTED
A wealthy American girl was attending a
social function at a country house in England.
"You American girls have not such healthy
complexions as wc have," said an English
duchess to the girl. "I always wonder why
our noblemen take a fancy to your white
faces."
"It isn't our white faces that attracts
them," responded the American; "it's our
greenbacks."
A  SPECULATIVE TERM
First   Bachelor—"Why   do   they   say   'high
moon' when applied to the time of a wedding?"
Second   Bachelor—"Another way of saying
a   12-to-i chance."
"That young  Galey is a chip of the old
block, isn't  he?"
"Rather a tooth of the old rake I"
WATER NOTICE
I, Samuel McCullough of Royal Oak, South
Saanich, in the Province of British Columbia,
give notice that on the 18th day of December,
1912, I intend to apply to thc Water Commissioner at his office in Victoria, for a licence
to take and use four cubic feet of water per
second from springs on Section 87, Block 1,
Lot 8, on Section 86, Block 2, Lot 20, on
Section 86, Block 3, Lot 4, all of Range I
East, Lake District, Province of British Columbia, Plan No. 1373, and to form a reservoir
for storage from said springs on that portion
of Lot II, lying within Section 86, Block 2,
Range I East, aforesaid.
The water is to be taken from said reservoir and is to be used on Section 87, Block I,
Lot 4, Lake District aforesaid, for domestic
purposes and also to irrigate land in the
above mentioned Sections 86 and 87.
Dated and posted this 16th day of Novem-
ber' ""' SAMUEL McCULLOUGH.
nov. 21 °ec- '4
LIQUOR ACT, igio
(Section ig)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the 12th
day   of   December   next,   application   will   be
made   to   the   Superintendent   of   Provincial
Police for the grant of a*, licence for the sale
of   liquor   by   wholesale   in   and   upon   the
premises known as Radiger & Janion,  Ltd.,
situate at Victoria, B. C, upon the lands described as 1318 Wharf Street.   ,
Dated this 12th day of November, 1912.
RADIGER & JANION, LTD.,
* Applicant,
nov. 16 dec. 7
NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA
Notice Concerning Tenders for
Metal  Stores
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, endorsed "Tenders for	
 " will be received up to noon
December 3rd for the undermentioned descriptions of Metal Naval Stores.
Brass and Copper Sheets, bars and tubes.
Zinz and Lead Sheets. Steel Plates, Sheets,
angles and Bars. Steel Wire rope. Solder,
Spelter and Tin. Babbit Metal, Copper and
Steel nails, Steel Files.
All for deliveiy at H.M.C. Dockyards at
Halifax, N.S., and Esquimalt, B.C.
Forms of tender may be had by application
to the undersigned, or to the Naval Store
Officer at either Dockyard. Applicants for
tender forms are requested to state clearly for
which article or articles they wish to tender.
Unauthorized publication of this notice will
not be paid for.
Deputy Minister of the Naval Service.
G. J. DESBARATS,
Department of the Naval Service,
—30564. Ottawa, November ist, 1912.
nov. 16 nov. 23
"LAND REGISTRY ACT"
In the Matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 1874, Victoria
Town (now City).
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication  hereof to  issue a  fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Edward Truran on the 8th
day of September,  1863, and numbered  1345,
which has been lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
British Columbia, this 13th day of November,
,gl2' S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General of Titles,
nov. 16 dec. 14
WATER NOTICE
For a Licence to Store or Pen Back Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Sirdey Watei
6_ Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will
apply for a licence to store or pen back one
acre-feet of water from a well on Lots 6 and
8, Section 7, Range 2 East, District ol North
Saanich. The water will be stored in a reservoir of 300,000 gallons capacity, built or
to be built at the well, and will be used for
municipal  purposes  as  authorized   by  Water
Record No.  , Water Licence No. , or
under a notice of application for a licence to
take and use water, posted herewith, on the
land described as Lots 6 and 8, Section ,*,
Range 2 East, District of No.'th Saanich,
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 18th day of October 1012. The applica
tion will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorde'  at  Victoria,  B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder  or  with  the  Comptroller ot  Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
SIDNEY WATER & POWER CO., LTD.
Applicant.
By Bert D. White, Agent.
oct. 26 nov. 23
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Mark Smith, of Vancouver,  B.C., occupation  Laborer, intends to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted on the north shore of Nahlouza
Lake,   marked   S.   W.   Corner,   thence   north
80 chains,   east  80  chains,  south  80  chains,
west  80  chains  to point  of  commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th August, 1012.
MARK SMITH.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Edith Bone, of Luton,
England, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post   planted   about   one  mile   east   and   two
miles north from the north-western extremity
of Sigutla Lake, marked S. W. Corner, thence
north   80   chains,   east   80   chains,   south   80
chains, west 80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 640  acres,  more  or  less.
Dated 20th August,  1912.
EDITH BONE.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Annie Peterson, of Bella
Coola, B.C., occupation Housewife, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   about  three  miles  distant  and   in   a
westerly direction from the western extremity
of   Kwalcho   Lake,   marked   N.   IC.    Corner,
thence south 40 chains, west 80 chains, north
40 chains,  east  80  chains,  to  point  of commencement, containing 320 acres, more or less.
Dated 25th August, 1912.
ANNIE PETERSON.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov.9 jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range j
TAKE notice that Margaret Harris, of Bella
Coola, B.C., occupation Housewife, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   at   the   north-western   extremity   of
Sigutla Lake,  marked  S.  W.   Corner,  thence
north   80   chains,   east   80   chains,   south   80
chains, west 80 chains, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 20th August,  1912.
MARGARET HARRIS.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
COMPANIES' ACT
TAKE NOTICE that the Grand Trunk Pacific Land Company, an extra Provincial Company, registered under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, whose registered
office is situate at 918 Government Street, in
the City of Victoria, B.C., intends on the 17th
day of December, 1912, to apply to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies for the change
of the name of the said Company to "Canadian Land and Securities Corporation, Ltd."
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 8th day of
November,  1912.
BODWELL & LAWSON,
Solicitors for the Company,
nov. 16 dec. 14
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Order-
in-Council, approved August 17th, 189s, reserving and setting apart for the sole use
of Her Majesty's Government for military
and naval purposes that portion of the Sand
Spit at the Lagoon, Esquimalt, which is the
property of the Province, is rescinded; and
that the lands described in the aforesaid
Order-in-Council are reserved for Government
purposes.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th October, 1912.
nov. 2 feb. 2
LIQl'OR ACT, 1910
(Section 19)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the 7th
day   of   December   next,   application   will   be
made   to   the   Superintendent   of   Provincial
Police for the grant of a licence for the sale
of liquor by wholesale in and upon the premises  known as Turner-Beeton & Co.,  Ltd..
situate at Victoria, upon the lands described
as   1232   Wharf   Street.
Dated this 7th day of November,  1012.
TURNER, BEETON & CO., LTD.
Applicant,
nov. 9 dec. 7
"LAND REGISTRY ACT"
In  the   Matter   of  an  Application   for   fresh
Certificates  of  Indefeasible  Title   to  Lot
'596, Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication liereof to issue fresh
Certificates of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Indefeasible Title as to an undivided half
issued to Robert Edwin Jackson on the 5th
day of March, 1867, and numbered 3456, and
of the Certificate of Indefeasible Title as to
an undivided half issued to said Robert Edwin
Jackson on the 18th day of July, 1904, and
numbered 10205C, both of which have been
lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia, this 4th day of November,
'9I2' S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar  General  of  Titles,
nov. 9 . dec. 7
"LAND REGISTRY ACT"
In   the   Matter   of   an   application   for   fresh
Certificate of Title to  Lot 306,  Victoria
City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication  hereof to  issue  a  fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Adelina Phelps on the 13th
day of October,   1885, and numbered 6610A,
which has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia, this 6th day of November,
1912.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General of Titles,
nov. 9 dec. 7
WATER NOTICE
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Sidney Water
& Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will
apply for a licence to take and use one cubic
foot per second of water out of a well on
Lots 6 and 8, Section 7, Range 2 East, District of North Saanich. The water will bc
diverted at the well and will be used for
Municipal purposes on the land described as
Townsite   of   Sidney  and   adjacent   lands.
This notice was posted on the giound ou'
the 18th day of October, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria,  B.  C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder   at  Victoria,   B.   C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Vic
toria, B.  C.
SIDNEY WATER & POWER CO., LTD.,
Applicant.
By Bert D. White, Agent,
oct. 26 nov. 23
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Ralph Sweet, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Carpenter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   about   four   miles   distant   and   in   a
north-westerly    direction    from    the    northwestern   extremity   of   Sigutla   Lake,   marked
S.  W.   Corner,  thence north  80  chains,   east
80  chains,  south  80  chains,  west  80  chains,
to point   of   commencement,   containing   640
acres, more or less.
Dated 21st August, 1912.
RALPH SWEET.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   notice   that   George   E.   Hartshorn,
of  Vancouver,   B.C.,   occupation   Logger,   intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post   planted   one   mile   west   and   one   mile
north from the western extremity of Nahlouza
Lake, marked S. E.  Corner, thence nortli 80
chains, west 80 chains, south 80 chains, east
80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated   13th October,  1912.
GEORGE E. HARTSHORN.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, William A. Walton, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Laborer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   __
post planted  about  one  mile distant   and  in
a westerly direction from the western extremity of Nahlouza Lake, marked S.  E.  Corner,
thence north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south
80 chains,   east 80  chains  to point  of commencement,   containing   640   acres,   more   or
less.
Dated 13th October, 1912.
WILLIAM A. WALTON.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Percy Gadsden, of Bella
Coola, B.C., occupation Farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about two miles distant and in a
north-westerly direction from the northwesterly extremity of Sigutla Lake, marked
S. W. Corner, thence north 80 chains, east
80 chains, south 80 chains, west 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 20th August, 1912.
PERCY  GADSDEN,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories
and in a portion of the Province of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1
an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be
leased to one applicant.
Applications for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub
Agent of the district in which the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the
tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by
a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of five cents per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable
coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If
the coal mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted
to purchase whatever available surface rights
may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent  of  Dominion  Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.    B.—Unauthorized   publication   of   this
advertisement will  not be paid for.
sept. 21
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over the lands included within Special
Timber Licences Nos. 39318 and 39319, situated on the North Thompson River in the
Kamloops Division of Yale District, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled and that the said lands will be open
for entry by pre-emption on Thursday, December 19th, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth September, 1912.
sept. 14 dec. 14
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Crown lands in thet Kootenay
District, formerly held under Special Timber
Licences numbered 4481, 5255, 5256, 5832,
8534, 9081, 9082, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10262,
10499, 10500, 11249, 11347, 13824, 16727, 21907,
22661, 23116, 24432, 26737, 26926, 28182, 28183,
28184, 30358, 3"8o, 31184, 31185, 31201, 31208,
31212, 31213, 31308, 31330, 31481, 32022, 32654,
32655, 32711, 33406, 334H, 33449, 33459. 334*5o,
34221, 34273, 34310, 34311, 34386, 35631, 36502,
36553, 36554, 37S8o, 37993, 37994, 39011, 39202,
39359. 40406, 41078, 41344, 41426 and 43176,
by reason of the notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled for the purpose of offering the said
lands for sale at public auction.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth October,  1912.
oct. 19 jan. 18
WATER NOTICE
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Henry Clark
of Cobble Hill, V. I., will apply for a licence
to take and use one cubic toot of water out
of Mill Stream Creek, which flows in a
easterly direction through Shawnigan District
and empties into Saanich Inlet, near Mill Bay.
The water will be diverted at its intersection
with Sections 8 and 7, R- VII, and will be
used for Irrigation and Domestic purposes on
the land described as Shawnigan District
Easterly 00 acres of said Section 8 and 7,
R. VII, Shawnigan District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 21st day of October, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
HENRY  CLARK, Applicant.
By Henry Clark, Agent,
nov. 2 nov. 30
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Thomas J. Williams, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Laborer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about one mile distant and in a
westerly direction from the western extremity
of Nahlouza Lake, marked N. E. Corner,
thence south 80 chains, west 80 chains, north
80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
less.
Dated 13th October, 1912,
THOMAS J. WILLIAMS.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan.4
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Susan Conkey, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Married Woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted near the mouth of the
Nossasock River, marked South West Corner
Post, thence east 40 chains, thence north 10
chains, more or less to South East Corner of
Indian Reservation, thence West 40 chains,
thence South 10 chains to point of commencement.
Dated August 28th, 1912.
SUSAN CONKEY.
oct. 5 nov. 30
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
covering the parcel of land formerly held
under Timber Licence No. 40026, situated on
the Columbia River in the vicinity of Arrow
Park, by reason of the notice published in the
British Columbia Gazette on the 27th December, 1907, is cancelled; and that the vacant
lands formerly covered by the before mentioned licence will be open to pre-emption
only on and after the 28th day of December,
1912.
R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
24th September, 1912.
sept. 28 dec. 28
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve [
existing  over   the  lands  included  in   Special
Timber Licence No. 14830, situated on Upper '
Rendezvous Island, Sayward District, by rea- ,
son of a notice published in the British Colum- j
bia Gazetter on the 27th of December,  1907, !
is cancelled, and that the said lands will be <
open   for   entry   by  pre-emption   on   January
15th, 1913, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
25th September, 1912.
oct. s Jan. 4
"LAND REGISTRY ACT"
IN the Matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate  of  Title  to  Lots   Nos.   182A,
182G and 1294, Victoria City.    Also part
of Section XIX, Esquimalt District, Brit-
.  ish Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication hereof to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Donald Fraser on thc 6th
day of December, 1872 and numbered 698A,
which has been lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,   ,
British Columbia, this 28th day of June, 1912.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General of Titles,
nov. 16 dec. 14
VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE  notice that  I, Hannah Jane  Gadsden, of Luton,  England, occupation  Married
Woman,  intends  to apply for  permission  to
purchase   the    following   described   lands:—
Commencing   at   a   post   planted   about   one
mile east and one mile north from the northwestern   extremity  of  Sigutla  Lake,   marked
S. W. Corner, thence north 80 chains, east 80
chains,  soutii  80  chains,  west 80 chains,  to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 20th August, 1912.
HANNAH JANE GADSDEN.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of North Saanich
TAKE NOTICE that The British Columbia
Electric Railway Company, Ltd., of London,
England, occupation Railway Company, intends to apply for permission to lease the
foUowing described foreshore:—Commencing
at a post planted at Union Bay, at the southwest corner of Section Thirteen (13), Range
One (1) West, North Saanich District; thence
west (ast.) Twenty-eight hundred (2800) feet:
thence north (ast.) two thousand six hundred
and forty (2640) feet; thence cast (ast.) One
thousand six hundred and twenty (1620) feet,
more or less to high water mark, and thence
in a southerly direction along high water
mark to the point of commencement, comprising one hundred and thirty-seven (137)
acres, more or less.
THE   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   ELECTRIC
RAILWAY CO., LTD.,
Arthur 0. Noakes, Agent.
September 14th, 1912.
oct.  12 dec. 7
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE i« hereby given that the Reierve
existing, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Stuart Island, Range One, Coast District,
formerly covered by Timber Licence No.
17652, is cancelled and that such landa will
be open to entry by pre-emption under the
Provisions of the Land Act, at 9 o'clock in
the forenoon on Friday, November 29th, 1912.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
August 27th, 1912,
aug. 31 nov. 30 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
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The Iron Heel
Plutocracy in America
(By  Hector  Macpherson)
To sincere Democrats, America has
Ibeen a bitter disappointment.  Never
|had Democracy a better chance than
vhen  our American  Colonies, freed
from the trammels of monarchial government, began to work out her political salvation. Sturdy Radicals like
Thomas Paine looked with pride and
lope upon the great experiment be-
lig  made  in    popular    government.
I'hey saw Democratic progress in the
Ild country checked at every turn by
Iistitutions which were deeply rooted
In feudalism.   Monarchy in England
lit that time was little calculated to
tvoke the loyalty of our kin beyond
(the seas, and the   aristocracy   were
Dent upon  preserving    their    selfish
privileges from being encroached up-
Dn by the people, who were crushed
.aider the iron heel of    a    ruthless
llespotism.    In    a    new land,  where
freedom prevailed, surely Democracy
vould justify its claim to be the best
torm of government, the one which
Inade for equality and fraternity   The
Ijreat French thinker, De Tocqueville,
vho visited  America  half  a  century
ligo, saw black clouds on the political
|.orizon—plutocracy.  We know what
lavery brought to America, and to-
llay Americans are realizing, in face
l_f the    overwhelming    influence    of
plutocracy, how far they are from the
fulfilment of their Democratic aspirations. De Tocqueville warned the Americans that the new aristocracy of
capital would be a bitterer foe to freedom than the old aristocracy of land.
The warning came too late. The leaders of Democracy in America made
the great mistake of imitating some
of the worst features    of England's
economic policy. By adopting Protection they laid the foundation of plutocracy, which today   in   America   is
drawing the life-blood of Democracy.
Under Two Men
Some time ago a Commission was
appointed to report on the subject of
the concentration of capital in the
States. We are now told that by
means of what is termed the "interlocking" system more than one-third
of all the active capital and resources
Df the United States have come under the control of two men—Mr.
Pierpont Morgan and Mr. J . D.
Rockefeller. The joint assets of these
two interests amount to eight thousand million sterling, of which, roughly, two-thirds are in railway, industrial and public utility stocks, the remainder being in oil and mines. This
state of matters, which under
Democracy is a perfect scandal, is
clearly due to Protection, which originated in the plausible idea that it was
necessary to institute prohibitive
tariffs in order to foster native industries to grow to maturity. Even John
Stuart Mill was captivated by this
idea, much to the grief of Cobden and
Bright. The absurdity of the idea is
seen when, after industries have
reached the giant stage, they are still
being petted and patronized as if they
were still in the cradle. Tariff Reformers in this country try to delude
the average man with the same plausible suggestion of a time limit to Protection. There is no time limit. Protected industries never seem to reach
the stage when Protection can be
dispensed with. The reason is
obvious. Protection is simply another name for monopoly, and the
monopolist is not born who advocates
Free Trade. In addition to the other
evils which flow from it, Protection
is a corrupter of politics. Presidential
elections in the United States simply
reek with corruption. Behind the
scenes sits the busy plutocrat, intent
on preventing any lowering of the
tariff, regardless altogether of the effect of high prices on the toiling
millions.
Labour Conditions Deplorable
And what is the outcome of all
this? Simply this, that in America,
with its 'boundless fields of natural
wealth, labour conditions are deplorable. The despotism of aristocracy is
bad, but it contained at least some
relics of the paternal* system. Friendly relations existed frequently be-
twee the squire and the peasantry, but
plutocracy, solely bent upon money-
making, ignores the personal equation
with the result that in America the
gulf between Capital and Labour is
wider than in the Old Country. Industrial unrest is the natural outcome
of a state of things in which at one
end of the social scale there is enormous wealth, with debasing and demoralizing luxury, and at the other
end slums, with all their hideous
squalor, wretchedness, poverty and
despair. In face of this can we wonder at the spread of Socialism? The
worker of today is no longer ignorant.
He is educated, and is intelligent
enough to suspect that there is something seriously wrong with a Democratic government which fosters conditions which reduce to mockery the
good old watchwords, liberty and
fraternity. The worker is intelligent
enough to see the absurdity of the
Tory party endeavouring to introduce
into this country a system which in
America has reduced Democracy to
the farcical stage. In the old land we
are gradually getting rid of aristocracy, and we must be on our guard
lest its place be taken by plutocracy.
In regard to this foe Democrats will
need to be watchful. Here, too, capital
is becoming concentrated in the form
of syndicates, all powerful and ruthless, and influential enough to leave
its mark upon legislation. We must
take care that for triumphant Democracy we do not substitute triumphant plutocracy.
Correspondence
The Week accepts no responsibility (or
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
we venture to subniit to you the enclosed announcement of the work
planned for the coming winter, in the
hope that you will co-operate with
us as in previous years, to forward its
publicity, and therefore its range of
usefulness, among the fruit-growers
whom your paper serves.
R. M. WINSLOW,
Prov. Horticulturist.
RE FRUIT PACKING SCHOOLS
November 7, 1912.
To the Editor:
Sir,—The Provincial Department of
Agriculture, through its horticultural
branch, will continue this year its
policy of conducting practical schools
of instruction in fruit packing
throughout the fruit districts of the
Province. The work begun three
years ago in a small way has been
very much extended each year to
meet the requirements. The results in
the improvements of the fruit packing methods throughout the Province
have been very gratifying and amply
justify the continuation of thc work.
At the present time over 80 per cent,
of the fruit packed commercially and
for fruit exhibits in this Province, is
packed by pupils of Government
packing schools.
As this work has thus developed
into one of considerable significance
in the progress of the fruit industry,
ANNOUNCEMENT    OF    FRUIT
PACKING SCHOOLS
The Department of Agriculture, in
accordance with its policy of the past
three years, will continue the fruit-
packing schools during the coming
winter. The packing schools proved
even more popular in 1912 than previously and we expect, from the number of applications already in, that
there will be a great growth in the
work this winter. It is hoped that
this year schools will be placed in
every fruit district of the Province,
where a sufficient number of pupils
can be secured.
The class of instruction furnished
by the experts, employed by the department, in previous years has demonstrated its efficiency in meeting the
competition of Oregon and Washington in fruit-packing. The experience
and standing of the instructors secured and the confidence reposed in the.-n
by the department, guarantee to the
fruit-growers the highest class of instruction.
As in previous years the local administration of the packing schools
will be placed in the hands of a responsible local body, such as the
Farmers' Institute, the Fruit Growers'
Association or the Board of Trade.
The Department of Agriculture provides the instructor and pays his expenses. The department will also bear
the cost of the packing paper, the
fruit and all other legitimate expenses
except that of the secretarial work,
which it has been found most satisfactory to leave to local arrangement.
The responsible organization in
each case will be required to guarantee a minimum of twelve pupils, but
not more than fifteen, with the proper qualifications, at a fee of three dollars each, to take the twelve lessons
of two and a half hours a lesson, the
school extending over one week. In
a limited number of districts a double
packing school can be arranged for,
in which the minimum guarantee will
be twenty-four pupils, but not more
than thirty, for the same number of
lessons. The guaranteeing organization will also arrange for and bear the
expenses of the ahll, its heating and
lighting.
The hall for fifteen pupils must be
at least 30 ft. by is ft., and well lighted. It must be heated sufficiently to
prevent chilling of the fingers of the
packers, and to prevent freezing of
the fruit at night.
The department will, as far as pos
sible, use local fruit. At the time of
making application for the packing
school, you are requested to reserve
fruit at the rate of 2 1-2 to 3 boxes
per pupil. The hardier varieties, such
as Ben Davis, are preferred. Fruit
must be in good condition, but need
not be graded and none should run
under 2 1-2 inches in diameter. The
department will pay the legitimate
market price for this fruit. If local
fruit cannot be secured, the department should be expressly notified and
will undertake to secure same.
The instructor will bring with him
the necessary packing tables and fruit
paper. The department expects that
he will be met on his arrival by some
responsible person, who should provide him with all necessary informa
tion, so as to get the school under
way without loss of time.
It seems hardly necessary to present to you the important advantages
to be gained from the packing school,
particularly in the way of practical
and thorough instruction in actual
commercial packing.
Pupils will learn in addition, a good
deal about the methods and equipment used by the most progressive
associations, will also learn a good
deal of the interpretation of the Fruit
Marks Act, and will learn a great deal
of value about exhibition packing by
attending the packing school for instruction.
Pupils who gain a score of 75 per
cent, for efficiency in the packing
school, and who put up a creditable
pack for the department prizes the
following year, may secure a diploma
certifying the same rrom the department.
WM. E. SCOTT,
Deputy Minister.
Provincial Council for
Over-Seas Club
Composition of Executive Discussed
at Meeting—Effort to Secure
Co-operation
The first meeting of the winter session of the Over-Seas Club was held
last evening in the K. of P. Hall, with
the president, Mr. William Blakemore, in the chair. A number of interesting matters came up for discussion. It was decided after the passing
of a formal resolution that all members should be asked to pay the sum
of soc a month or $5 a year towards
the renting of permanent rooms for
the club, and a committee was appointed to collect the dues in this
connection.
The president announced that he
had received several letters from different branches of the club throughout the province in regard to tlie
formation of a provincial council. As
it has been found impossible to hold
a meeting of delegates, this body will
be nominated by mail and will consist
of a president , two vice-presidents,
five members and a secretary-treasurer. It was also announced that
three members of the local Overseas Club had been appointed to confer with delegates from other patriotic societies in the city with a view
of their working together. A resolution was also moved that a letter be
written to Manager Denham of the
Victoria Theatre, expressing lhe
pleasure felt by the club at his patriotic action in bringing to the theatre
the All-British moving picture  films.
In this connection the chairman
pointed out that it was the Victoria
Over-Seas Club whicii had really
started the movement against American moving picture films in Canada,
which had spread throughout the Dominion, and as a result of which a
number of American films had been
eliminated from the moving picture
show houses of the Dominion.
The offer of Mr. Gelston to give
two or three magic lantern lectures
was accepted with thanks. Thc secretary, Mr. D. B. McLaren, was asked
to write a letter of condolence to Mrs.
Mohun on the recent death of her
husband who was an active member
of the club. The meeting closed with
the singing of the National Anthem.
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You gaze upon  tlie passing  scene,
On mountain, mead, and river j
And see that "Popple's  Purple Pills"
Are famous for  the  liver.
The sky is blue, the grass is preen,
Thc day is bright and fair—
Rut, if you liml you're growing grey,
Try "Thatcho" for the hair.
You see the lambkins in tbe field,
So blithesome and so frisky;
And then vou see (some six feet high):
"Drink Weary Willie's Whisky."
The bloom may be upon tlie rye,
Hut that will  not avail;
Unless you're taking "Rnddygore"
Whenever  you  feel   pale.
In fact, when travelling by train,
'Tis really most  surprising,
To sec the way Dame Nature has
Gone in for advertising!
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"Going abroad again?"
"No," replied the indolent citizen. "What's
the use of bothering with railroads and hotels
when your friends will send you post-card
pictures that look better than tbe actual
scenery?"
A canny Scotchwoman who wanted to get
rid of some visitors said, at the morning
meal: "Now, make a good breakfast, for I
don't know where you'll get your dinner." 10
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
1
Mrs. W. Bundock, of Duncan, B. C,
is registered at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. Jack Sweet, of Vancouver, was
a week-end visitor to the City.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Mr. Graham-Graham and Miss Drake
of this city.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. Cameron, who have
been visiting their son in Seattle, have
returned home.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Ro.bert Grant have
left on an extended visit to Los Angeles and Pasadena.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Gar-ewe Gibson, Vancouver, have   been    sptndihg a few
days in Victoria, the guest of friends.
* *   *
Miss Dorothy Langford, from Vancouver, has been staying with friends
in Victoria during the week.
* *   *
Miss Maud Scruby has returned to
her home in Vancouver after making
a short visit to friends here.
* *   *
Mr. Arthur Lane has left on an extended trip to the Old Country.
* *   *
Mr. J. Payne, from Saturna Island,
has been making a short visit to Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. R. Garrett, of Vancouver, has
been among the guests at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mrs. Kinlock was hostess during
the week at a small tea given at the
Empress in honor of Miss Jessie
Prior.
* *   *
Mrs. Henderson, of Vernon, B. C.,
•has been staying with friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. F. M. Reade has returned to
Mount Edwards after several months
spent in an interesting tour round the
world.
* *   *
Mr. C. A. Thomas, of the staff of
the Canadian Bank of Commerce, has
been transferred to the branch bank
at Kamloops
* *   *
Mr. Singleton Wise and Mr. Edward Cartright have returned from a
cruise on the yacht "Chaos" to the
North.
* *   *
'Mrs. John Irving, accompanied by
her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Weston
and child, have left for England via
C. P. R. and Empress of Ireland.
* *   *
Mr. Geoffrey Hyde Williams, who
is well known in building circles in
this city, left on Thursday last for
an extended trip to his home in England.
* *   *
Miss Walbran of Beacon Hill Park,
entertained between thirty and forty
guests on Wednesday, the 13th inst.,
afternoon and evening, at her pretty
home, with her usual hospitality.
* *   *
On Monday afternoon last Mrs. R.
S. Day was hostess of an enjoyable
Bridge and Five Hundred party; her
pretty drawingroom being tastefully
adorned with chrysanthemums and
greenery. Some of those who attended were: Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Bowser,
Mrs. Eberts, Mrs. Troup, Mrs. Law-
son, Mrs. Hood, Mrs. Hedly, Mrs.
McCallum, Mrs. D. Ker, Mrs. Phipps,
Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Jones, Lady McBride, Mrs, Mackintosh and others.
Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Ker and
Mrs. Hedly.
* *   *
On last   Saturday   afternoon Mrs.
John Irving entertained a few of her
friends at a small tea given in honour
of Mrs. Arthur Weston, who left during the week for England. Among
those present were:—Mrs. R. G. Monteith, Mrs. Maur'ce Cane, Miss
Phipps, Miss F. Drake, ■ the Misses
Dunsmuir, Miss Newcombe, Miss
Monteith, Miss Mason, Miss Combe,
the Misses Pitts, Misses Lawson,
Miss N. Lugrin, the Misses Page,
Miss Dickie, the Misses Eberts, Miss
Prior, Miss Wilson, Miss Little, Miss
Bodwell, and Miss Phyllis Mason.
♦■5   *   *
The marriage was celebrated recently of Mr. Richard Parry, Grave-
send, England, and Florence, only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Whatman, late of Rochester, England,
which took place at the Metropolitan Methodist Church parsonage, Rev.
Dr. Scott officiating, At the close of
the ceremony the bridal party repaired   to   the   home   of   the   bride's
parents where a buffet supper was
served. The honeymoon is being
spent in the States and on their return they will take up their residence
at 920 Caledonia avenue.
* »   *
Last Saturday morning a quiet
wedding was solemnized by Rev. C.
C. Owen, when Miss Freda Smith,
youngest daughter of the late Mr.
Stephen Smith, of Turville Grange,
Henley-on-Thames, and Mrs. Smith
of 1562 Thirteenth Avenue East,
Vancouver, B. C, was married to Mr.
H. Wyburn George, second son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ivory George, of South
Norwood, Surrey. The bride wore
her travelling suit of grey with hat
en suite trimmed with cerise, and was
given away by her mother. The
bridegroom was attended by Mr. J.
L. Matson of Vancouver. They left
during the day for Victoria, where
the honeymoon is being spent and on
their return to Vancouver will reside
at Holly Lodge, Davie Street.
* *   *
Mrs. E. V. Bodwell, Rockland Ave.,
gave a charming tea recently in
honour of her friend, Mrs. Crawford.
Some of those present were: Mrs.
Paterson, Mrs. Thomas Pooley, Miss
Rowan, Mrs. Maurice, Mrs. W. C.
Berkeley, Miss Butchart, Mrs. Hugo
Beaven, Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. George
Courtney, Miss Dupont, Miss N, Dupont, the Misses Dunsmuir, Mrs. R.
S. Day, Mrs. Doull, Mrs. D. M.
Eberts, Miss Eberts, Mrs. H. Gillespie, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Jeffries, Mrs.
Genge , Mrs. Heisterman, Mrs. A.
Jones, Mrs. Lampman, Mrs. Little,
Mrs. Luxton, Mrs. Jay, Mrs. Herrick
McGregor, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs.
Campbell McCallum, Lady McBride,
Miss Potts, Mrs. Chater Payne, Mrs.
Stuart Robertson, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Alister Robertson, Mrs.
Raymur, Miss Raymur, Mrs. Rithet,
Mrs. Shallcross, Mrs. Savage, Mrs.
Sampson, Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs. A.
W. Harvey, Mrs. Talbot, Mrs. Wasson, Miss Stuart Robertson, the
Misses Lawson, Mrs. Herman Robertson, Mrs. Lawson and others.
* *   *
On last Friday week evening the
Connaught Club held the second of
its series of dances in the Connaught
Hall on View Street. The spacious
ball-room was gayly adorned with
colored bunting. Among those present
were: Dr. and Mrs. Herman Robertson, Mrs. Harry.Pooley, Mrs. Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Eliot, Mrs.
Chas. Gore, Miss Little, the Misses
Dunsmuir, Mrs. McKay, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Gore, Miss Monteith, Miss
Mason, Miss Bowron, the Misses
Page, Miss Newcombe, Miss Troup,
Miss Rochfort, Miss Sweet, Miss
Lawson, Miss Mowbray, Mr. Pollock,
Miss White, Mr. White, Miss Rickaby, Mr. and Mrs. Clute, Mr. and Mrs.
R. Wilby, Mrs. A. Harvey, Mr. and
Mrs. F. Sehl, Miss Battle, Miss Kent,
Mr. P. Walker, Miss Tuck, Miss
Angus, the Misses Mesher, the Misses
Rant, Miss L. Holden, Mrs. C. Wilson, Mr. Dickson, the Messrs. Barton, Scott, Jones, D. Martin, Dewar,
P. Ogden, J. Bridgman, W. B. Monteith, Captain Farber, K. Raymur, H.
Brown, T. King, John Arbuckle, N.
Rant, Tweedie, Simpson, Kent,
O'Grady, Nixon. Meyerstein, Mason,
Bailey, G. Codd and Cambie.
* *   *
Miss A. McDowell, Mr. Douglas Bullen, Miss Agnes Robertson, Mrs. Harry Pooley, Mr. McCan, Mr. McLeod,
Mrs.   Cecil,   Miss   Mason,   and   Miss
Dodwell.
*   *   *
A wedding of interest to Victorians
was solemnized at Christ Church
Cathedral by Very Rev. Dean Doull,
on last Monday afternoon, when Miss
Marguerite Louise Holden was married to Lieut. Roland H. Bury, R.N.,
of H.M.C.S. Rainbow. The bride,
who looked charming in her wedding
gown of ivory satin with overdress of
pearl embroidered ninon, and honiton
lace trimmings, was given away by
her father, Mr. F. C. Holden. She
was accompanied by Miss Elsie Dodwell, her maid-of-honor, who wore a
quaint frock of shell pink satin with
mole-colored hat faced with pink and
trimmed with a huge pink rose; while
Miss Lillian Holden and Miss Ruby
Fell made charming bridesmaids,
wearing pink satin dresses of a
brighter shade veiled with marquisette, their black velvet hats also being trimmed with pink roses. Little
Miss Bessie Phillips made a dainty
flower-girl in pink satin with a quaint
pink satin bonnet trimmed with roses,
she carried a large basket of pink
roses. Masters Norman Fell and
Geoffrey Morgan made two gallant
little pages. The bride's mother looked very well in a becoming dress of
wisteria satin trimmed with dull silver lace and cut steel beads, with this
she wore a hat of black panus velvet
trimmed with a large black plume and
osprey and faced with silver lace. The
groom was supported by Staff-Paymaster Jinkins. After the ceremony
the guests repaired to the Alexandra
Club where a reception was held in
the ball-room. Mr. and Mrs. Bury
left on the afternoon boat for Portland and Southern cities where they
will spend the honeymoon, and on
their return thev will reside at South-
gate street.
Something of Canada's
History
Collecting Old Records
Mrs. Alexis Martin was hostess last
week of a very smart and enjoyable
dance given in the ball-room of the
Alexandra Club, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion with
Chinese lanterns and flags, etc.
Among the numerous guests were
Judge and Mrs. Lampman, Miss
Phyllis Mason, Mrs. Thomas Pooley,
Captain Feuber, Captain Harker, the
Messrs. Wardless, Mr. Earle, Mr. W.
B. Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Prior,
Miss Moresby, Miss Newcombe, Mr.
Westmorland, Mr. and Mrs. Roger
Monteith, Mr. J. Dunsmuir, Mr.
Darcy Martin, Mr. John Arbuckle,
Mr. Carewe Martin, Mr. Jack Cambie, Mr. Barton, Mr. R. Scott, Mr.
Derrick James, Mr. R. King, Miss
Eberts, Miss Mabel Eberts, Miss
Raymur, Mr. K. Raymur, Miss Grace
Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rome, Miss
Rome, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cane,
Miss Monteith, Mrs. Garnett Hughes,
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rant, Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Harvey, Miss Jessie Prior,
Miss Lucy Little, Miss Bodwell, Mr.
Patterson, Mr. Wise, Mr. Silver, Mr.
R. Matthews, Mr. K. McCallum, Miss
McCallum, Mr. Hudson, Miss Dickie,
Mr. J. H. Gray, Captain and Mrs.
Olmoncl, Miss Wadmore, Miss Gaudin, the Misses Devereaux, Mr.
Thornton, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Marshall,
Mr. Jessop and Miss Jessop, .Mr. Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. George Johnston
How Dr. Roche has been taking
a keen interest in the archives since
the transfer of this branch to the department of Secretary of State where
it properly belongs. Just why it was
ever kept by the old government
under the Minister of Agriculture was
always a mystery and its connection
with farming was never explained.
Dr. Roche has personally interested
himself in the work of the archives
and the collecting of valuable historical documents and manuscripts. He
found that several years ago a manuscript commission was formed, consisting of members from various parts
of Canada to assist and advise the
minister and Dr. Doughty.the archivist. This commission had practically
never been called together and no use
had been made of its services. The
Minister re-organized the commission
ancl added to it a number of well-
known historical students.
The first meeting was called last
week and a systematic campaign to
gather early Canadian documents of
interest to students was inaugurated.
The commission also authorized the
publication of a valuable volume of a
thousand pages containing the records of all early legislation in Western Canada. This promises to be the
most valuable publication of a historical kind in Canada for years. Prof.
Oliver of Saskatchewan University,
has been at work for two years collecting the records and he has discovered many documents which were
long thought to have been lost. The
commission also authorized the publication of a catalogue of all western
documents and another catalogue of
the 10,000 maps in the archives.
The work of this commission in collecting and arranging Canadian historical records promises to be of
great benefit in marking out the
earlier stages of development in
various parts of the Dominion.
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Little William one day approached his
grandmother  and ' inquired—
"Can you crack nuts, grandma?"
"No, dear. I lost all my teeth years ago,"
she replied.
"Then, grandma, please hold these for me,"
he said, extending both hands full of walnuts.
"I'm going for some more."
AN EXAMPLE
"Mamma, teacher says we must bring an
example of an 'awful predicament' tomorrow.
Can you  give  me  one?"
"Yes, dearie. Going into a shoe store with
a hole in one stocking, and not being certain as to which one."
The old gentleman from the country was
about to see kangaroos for thc first time in
his life. On being told that they were natives of Australia, he remarked: "Why, my
sister married one of them 1"
"That's a purty good pictur' o' them country folk-a-loadin' hay.    How much is it?"
Picture Dealer—"Seventy pounds, sir."
"Seventy pounds for those common people?
Why, I've got a pictur' o' the Royal Family
at home that only cost five shillings." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
11
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"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
Humours
(By The Hornet)
That the latest Gilbertian opera
was staged in Victoria this week.
* *   *
That it is a pity it could not have
been advertised, for there would have
been a crowded house.
* *   *
That the picture of naval police arresting a city policeman and a city
fireman as deserters created the most
humoruos situation in the history of
comic opera.
* *   *
That the original warrants for their
arrest, handed out to the police five
months ago, still repose safely in the
office at the police station.
* *   *
That it will not be necesary to
serve them now.
* *   *
That the responsibility for this
broad comedy farce rests on—the system.
* *   *
That a new $60,000 picture house is
being built on Yates Street adjoinging
the A. O. U. W. Hall.
* *   t
That it will be the finest building
of its kind in the West, and a notable
addition to Victoria's attractions.
* *   *
That the Resolution pased by the
Over-Seas Club recognizing Manager
Denham's action in the matter of
British films was timely and well deserved.
* *   *
That the sequel shows that when an
agitation is started along right lines,
it is sometimes successful.
* *   *
That The Week was the first paper
in Canada to protest against the Yankee anti-British films which have been
abolished from our picture houses.
* *   *
That it is not every church-goer
who keeps a record of his contributions to pew rent and plate for forty
years.
* *   *
That in this day of the commercialization of religion it is instructive to
know just what it costs.
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That after the Editor of The Colonist has delivered his promised lecture
to the Y. M. C. A. we shall know
whether Christianity really pays or
not.
* *   *
That some people have a sneaking
suspicion that it depends on the individual.
* *   *
That one would have thought the
Y. W. C. A. a tolerably safe place
in which a poor girl could leave her
wardrobe.
* *   *
That it took some miscreant about
five minutes to "swipe" the entire belongings of a new arrival this week.
»   *   *
That the Committee has decided to
make restitution to the full value of
$7S-oo.
* *   *
That they could hardly do less and
maintain their self-respect.
* *   *
That the private ailments of respected citizens may not escape the
uncleanly wit of a satyr.
* *   *
That spectacles are cheap   at   the
Fifteen-cent Store and there is at
least one man in Victoria who would
do well to invest in a pair.
That when Rothus turns professional he will give Joe Bayley the
fight of his life.
* #   *
That J. L. Beckwith will be in the
field for a second term as Mayor of
Victoria.
. *   *   *
That his defeated and   discredited
predecessor will also run.
* *   *
That the argument in favour of a
two-year term does not apply when
you are among the "outs."
* *   *
That the Canadian Society of Civil
Engineers would be well advised to
go slowly in certain matters.
* *   *
That while close corporations may
have some good points they are not
popular with the public.
* *   *
That the only means by which they
can maintain their privileges is by
exercising them prudently.
* *   *
That The Week has done its duty
in connection with the Champain episode and it is now the duty of the
Pacific Coast Cricket Association to
call for a report from the Selection
Committee.
That now that a "Cause celebre" is
temporarily disposed of, the civic
authorities might look into the question of lighting Fisguard Street.
* *   *
That the total absence of lamps induces a condition of gloom after
nightfall which might account for
many things.
* *   *
That this not unimportant matter
seems to have been overlooked.
* *   *
That when the City Engineer has
graded his men according to merit
he may find time to weed out some
who possess neither credentials nor
manners.
* *   *
That it is an ill bird that fouls its
own nest, and a "bum" engineer who
belittles the members of his own profession.
* *   *
That the police are still lax in regulating the travel of motor cars and
horse vehicles where people are getting on or off street cars.
* *   *
That once and for all they should
put their foot down to prevent vehicles forcing their way through at such
a time.
* *   *
That the Western Union Messenger
Boys are garbed in a neat and attractive uniform.
* *   *
That the other messenger services
should follow suit.
»   *   *
That  once  again  the  Fifth    Regiment has proved itself to be the crack
Artillery Regiment of the Dominion.
* *   *
That this is one military institution
of which Victorians have every right
to be proud.
* *   *
That there are others which shall
be nameless.
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That all-round congratulations are
due to Gordon Smith on his appointment to an important position under
the Provincial Government.
* *   *
That he will be missed by the Colonist staff and it will be a long time
before the Marine Department of the
paper is as well served.
* ♦   #
That the accident to the conductor
at the corner of Menzies and Niagara
emphasized the dangerous character
of this corner,
*.  *   *
That it is easily the most dangerous corner in the city, and calls for
special protection.
* *   *
That the best two-bit restaurant in
the city is the Windsor, and the proprietor advertises it with his wares.
* *   »
That when the "Maryland" is reopened, "Pete" intends that it shall be
an eye-opener for Victoria.
* *   *
That the protest of the Vancouver
Rugby team against Dai Thomas begins to look very thin.
* *   *
That tacitly to agree to his reinstatement without pressing the matter
to a decision lays them open to the
suspicion of sharp practice.
* *   *
That in some minds there is still a
confusion of ideas as to whether a
thing "lays" on the table, or "lies" on
the table.
* *   *
That the question is of far less importance than whether one "lies"
about the incident.
Frost—"How your little daughter's musical
education   progressing?"
Snow*—"Finely. At first she could play
only classical stunts, but now she can do
ragtime."
After Theatre— SUPPER AT THE
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It Satisfies Millions of People-
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Women's Black Skating Boot with Whitetrim stays, at $a.8s
Women's Tan Skating Boot, best quality, at $3.35
Women's Best Black Skating Boot, at  $1.50
Misses Best Black Skating Boot, at  $2.00
Youths' Best Black Skating Boot, at $1.33
Men's Black  Lightning Hitch Skating  Boot, with  tan  outside,  counter  tan
trimmed and with padded ankle support at  $3.35
W. CATHCART £? CO.
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Purveyors to H. M. King George the V. and the Royal Household.
Distillers of the popular
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Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
AM Dealers
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Our Potatoes Are The Very Best to
be had in Town
They are not the kind that almost boil themselves away; they come
out of the pot light and mealy. We guarantee them to give best of
satisfaction; if they don't, we return your money. They're even
superior to the famous Ashcroft—$1.50 single sack; $1.35 sack if you
buy five sacks.   Let us have your potato order at once.
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B. C.
S. S. CAMOSUN (or Prince Rupert and Granby Bay every Tuesday.
S. S. CHELOHSIN  for  Skeena River,   Prince  Rupert,   Naai,  Port  Simpson,  and
Stewart, every Saturday.
THE BOSCOWITZ STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.
S. S. VENTURE for Campbell River, Hardy Bay, Rivera Inlet, Namu, Ocean Falls,
Bella Coola, Bella Bella, every Wednesday.
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JOHN   BARNSLEY,  Agent,
Phone 1915 1003 Government Street
may 8 (S) oct 19 12
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
EDITORIAL
''Continued from Page i)
and of the solidarity of spirit which it has
demonstrated to exist, in the speedy erection of a new Cathedral, large enough to
house all those who wish to attend, and in
some degree adequate, not only to the requirements but to the dignity of a great
historic Church, which was never more truly
Christian than it is today.
CURFEW BELL—The ladies of Victoria in council assembled have decided to petition the City Council
to establish a Curfew By-law. Realizing
that the subject is beset with difficulties
they have asked that it receive special consideration at the hands of the City Solicitor,
in order, if possible, to evolve something
that can be worked out. The idea is one
that has been advocated by The Week for
five years, and appeals with far more
urgency to-day than at any previous time.
It is a fact that while the general conduct
of the children is good and the administration of the law is- better observed than in
most cities, there is in respect of the control
of our young people a growing laxity which
has developed conditions of the most serious
character. The subject is a big one and
would take many columns to discuss in detail. Briefly, the laxity complained of is
due first to the indifference of parents;
next, to our school system, and further, in
no small measure, to the large amount of
money available for purchasing those luxuries which have always been a lure to girls.
A Curfew By-law would not stamp out this
evil, but it would minimise it, and to that
extent would be a step in the right direction. As the Colonist very properly pointed out, it must not contemplate the imprisonment of children who defy it. Experience shows that the number of young
boys and girls who will actively place themselves in defiance is few.   However, no one
who has studied the subject will deny that
so far as such a law can be made effective,
infringement must be made to touch the
pockets of the parents. Only by fining
them heavily for failing to take care of
their children can the law be made effective.
This is the only alternative to the Reformatory, and not many children would drift
that way. A Curfew By-law, if enforced
along these lines, would lead to greater
strictness in the home, to the re-institution
of the "tawse," that time-honoured instrument of torture with which, unfortunately,
the present generation has little acquaintance. It might also lead to the investigation
of the question as to whether professional
chauffeurs are the safest escorts for young
girls after midnight.
THE FUEL QUESTION—When the
Victoria Times leaves politics alone
and writes on other subjects, it is
sometimes right. When it recently dealt
with the fuel question on Vancouver Island
it was entirely right, although, as a matter
of course, it had to be contradicted inside
of twenty-four hours by its rival. The
Week has made a little investigation on its
own account, and finds that, but for the exceedingly mild and exceptional weather we
have been enjoying for the last month or six
weeks, there would have been a coal famine
in Victoria. As a matter of fact, there is
not three days' supply in the city and no
means of increasing that supply. With the
first snap of cold weather there will be a
howl and every expedient will be resorted to
to obtain a little warmth. But unless the
Government intervenes to divert the coal
supplies for local purposes,: there will be,
much complaining on our streets, and much
shivering in our 'homes. •; During the last
few* weeks the output of one of the.largest
mining companies on the Island has been
diverted from the local market and sent
almost in its entirety to San Francisco, and
this at a time when there is on every side
a shortage. The Week does: not believe in
unnecessary interference with private enter
prise, but it does believe that sometimes a
point is reached at which Government intervention is not only desirable but necessary and a study of the fuel question will
undoubtedly demonstrate that the point has
now been reached. It is regrettable that it
has not been found possible to give effect
to Dr. McGuire's resolution of last session
in favour of a Royal Commission to enquire
into the whole matter of fuel supply.
if IMPORTANT   DEVELOPMENT —
I The Week is authorized to announce
that the Western Fuel Company of
Nanaimo has changed hands. It has been
acquired by a London Company, which has
just issued a prospectus setting forth the
record and prospects of the Company and
announcing its future policy. The capital
is $7,500,000, a very moderate amount and
one which compares favourably with the
capital of the Canadian Collieries, Ltd., especially when one remembers that the output is practically the same. Mr. Thomas
Stockett, who has been General Manager
of the Company for nearly ten years, is
being retained and promoted to the important position of Managing Director. Mr.
Stockett is a gentleman of the highest professional attainments and personal character and has well earned the honourable
distinction conferred upon him. Under his
guidance the future of the Company is
assured.       	
LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES—In June
last three men deserted from H.
M. S. Shearwater. On Monday
night, the 18th inst., they were arrested in
Victoria by the naval police. As long ago
as June 22nd warrants for the arrest of
these deserters had been issued and placed
in the hands of the local police authorities
to execute. At the time of their arrest the
three men were employed as follows:—
William T. Elder, in the City Police;
Reginald Coleman, in the City Fire Brigade,
and Albert Courcha in private employ. No
doubt this single, statement of fact will be
found interesting by the average reader,
who believes that warrants, when issued,
should be executed, and that five months is
sufficient time to do so, but the interest is
increased when the occupations of the deserters are taken into consideration. No
doubt the local police have a perfectly satisfactory explanation to offer, because they
sometimes execute warrants within a few
hours of their issuance, and as a rule are
noted, much to the chagrin of criminals, for
their promptness and despatch. But it is a
strange irony of fate, which in this case has
made a usually reliable department the butt
of Gilbertian humour, that two of the deserters should have been employed by the
civic authorities for some months without
their identity being discovered. If this
could be regarded as a rule and not as an
exception, it would be hard to resist the
conclusion that the safest sanctuary for
deserters is the civic service.
ICE HOCKEY—In a week from date
the ice hockey season will have commenced and there has been great curiosity among the thousands of Victorians
who are eagerly looking forward to the
great winter sport to know how the local
management of the Arena would "make
out" in their struggle with the Eastern
magnates.' As far as The Week can judge,
they have "made out" very well. The
Messrs. Patrick are sportsmen; they neither
"bluff" nor take "bluff." Their stand has
been firm and determined from the first
and reminds one somewhat of George Mc-
Dermott's great war-song, "We don't want
to fight, but, by Jingo, if we do." No doubt
it was natural for the Eastern magnates to
resent the action of the Messrs. Patrick in
taking away their best players for the West,
but they probably did not know that nothing
is too good for the West. Fortunately for
us the Messrs. Patrick do know this and
they are determined to give the West the
best there is. They gave it us last winter;
they are giving it again, and The Week
ventures to predict if possible, an even
more successful season than the last.
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Automobiles are all the go with the kiddies just now and they will be delighted with one of these, because they are made just
like an auto and they are made strongly and will stand lots of knocking about. Just come and select yours today. Don't put
it off till tomorrow because the one you want may be gone. Many designs and colors to choose from on our balcony, first floor.
You are welcome to inspect these at any time.
The very latest Automobile for the children, built of good material, made to last. Select from a
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