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Array Ballantine,
Jenkinson & Co.
Real Estate, Insurance and
Financial Agents
telephone 3415 1219 Langley St.
The Week
A British eolambia Newspaper sod Review,
Pabllsk-td at Victoria. B. C.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 63
Iol. 10.   No.
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
MEMORIAL — The   announcement
that Sir Richard McBride has arranged for a statue of our late held Queen Victoria to be erected in front
lie Parliament Buildings has been every-
Te received with expressions of grati-
jon.   Apart from the profound affec-
Iwhich Victorians feel for tlie best and
est woman who ever occupied a throne,
[are proud of the honour of living in a
(which bears her name; they are also
of a Premier who has so sympathe-
interpreted their wishes in a matter
Ii appeals to the strongest sentiments of
.eople.   In eight yearn from now the
ih Empire will be celebrating the cen-
of the birth of Queen Victoria.   As
[go by her memory becomes dearer and
not only to the subjects of King
;e, but to all people who reverence her
s and recall the incidents of her reign.
:entenary of the birth of Queen Vic-
means the centenary of the dawn of
/Ictorian era, which   posterity  will
are, not to its disadvantage, with any
hich history tells.   Nothing could inly the interest of Victorians in so
a memory; but the fitting recognition
ix place in the hearts of her people
n the annals of the Empire will be a
e of satisfaction to everybody.
ARBOUR RAILWAY—Public interest was once more aroused this
week in connection with the pro-
|)n of the Inner Harbour Railway.   A
't came before the Council affecting the
cation of the Company for the right
oss certain street ends which run clown
(e water front.   The matter was very
erly ordered to stand over until it could
ully considered by the City Solicitor
lthe City Engineer.   There are several
pres of the promotion of the Inner Har-
Railway which The Week does not
| and which should be kept well before
public mind lest privileges.be granted
|re their full import is understood.   Of
two stand out with prominence the
|ng of street ends, ancl thc proposal to
in front of the Causeway and the
Iiament  Buildings.    Dealing with  the
r first, The Week believes it speaks
nine-tenths of the citizens .of Victoria
it says that such permission should
It be granted; that the construction of
ilway in' that position would be an act
andalism which should not be tolerated.
|one wishes to hamper the important
ness of transportation, but no sane man
Id be willing to deface one of Victoria's
est assets. If there were no other ob-
on this should be fatal to so ill-con-
1'ed a proposal. But there are many
ctions and perhaps in the end it will
ound that the strongest will emanate
i existing transportation companies,
at great expense have built up their
I system and who are contemplating still
ier expenditures. It is unthinkable
the C. P. R. or the C. N. R. would be
ng to hand over business which has cost
so much to secure simply because it
Id round out the scheme of the Inner
jour Railway Company. The citizens
ot be too alert in this matter. They
Id understand that the present pro-
is to build a railway at the foot of
Causeway and along the Embankment
Belleville Street, which will not be
red in or hidden and which, once con-
ted, will never be free from an ac-
ilation of railway cars. If anyone
ts the reasonableness of this conclu-
let him pay a visit to Store Street be-
n Herald and Chatham. On the sub-
of the closing of street ends much
it be written. Assuredly it is not neces-
with the experience of Vancouver ancl
I ight at Prince Rupert in mind. Today
t ends are closed and fenced for nearly
ile east of Granville  Street  on  the
water-front, and to get to wharves one has
to go out a mile before he can cross the
tracks, which are invariably filled with cars.
The same condition would prevail in Victoria, ancl if permission is given to cross
street ends, it should be under the strictest
provision that they should be kept open except when a train is actually passing. There
are other features of the Inner Harbour
Railway project which will need very careful consideration. No doubt the Committee
which has been appointed will be found
thoroughly competent to safeguard public
interests. The Week looks to it with con-r
fidence to maintain a just balance between
the necessity to meet the growing demands
of trade and to preserve the most valuable
asset of the city—its beauty and attractiveness.
A SCREW LOOSE—The very regrettable incident which furnished a
case for the Police Court this week
when Nelson King, B.A., of McGill University was fined $20 and costs for thrashing one of his pupils excessively furnishes
much food for reflection. The whole affair
seems to suggest that there is a screw loose
somewhere. While the teacher must be
held responsible for the excessive flogging
which he administered and has very properly been punished, public opinion will
hardly exonerate the Principal, who clearly had failed to see that a new teacher had
been made fully acquainted with all the
rules and regulations of the school. It is
easy enough to say that a B. A. from McGill should have had sense enough to do
this himself, but every B.A. from McGill
is not conspicuous for his common-sense,
and whatever the duty of the teacher might
have been, the Principal owed a duty to the
public and the pupils. There is the further
consideration as to whether a teacher should
be allowed to inflict corporal punishment.
The Week is, and always has been, an. advocate of flogging in extreme cases, and
believes that it is impossible to maintain
discipline among boys without the occasional use of the strap. This is the experience of all English public schools, and
the disinclination to adopt it in the States
is largely accountable for the utter lack of
discipline which prevails. But The Week
does not believe that any member of the
staff except the Principal should inflict corporal punishment, ancl the sooner the school
regulations are altered to provide for this
the better. The closing comment on a case
which will unfortunately react against the
maintenance of discipline is that the indifference and truculence displayed by Nelson
King, B. A., of McGill University, when he
was before the Police Magistrate clearly
mark him out as a man totally unfitted for
the teaching profession. He failed to appreciate the seriousness of his position, or
the character of his offence. Nature obviously intended him for a mule-driver, a
position in which his victim would stand a
reasonable chance of "getting even."
FARMING IN B.C.-The Week has
been criticised on more than one
occasion for its remarks on the subject of farming in British Columbia. It
may have made mistakes, but in the main
it has been nearer the truth than its critics
are willing to admit. Perhaps its remarks
have been taken in too general a sense, ancl
for that reason it wishes to draw attention
to the conditions which prevail today on
Vancouver Island. Take the Saanich Peninsula for instance. Here we have Victoria adding to its population at the rate of
10,000 a year,, yet it is a fact that there is
no appreciable increase in local farm production. Practically all the additional vegetables and fruit required are imported from
the States. A visit to the wholesalers will
demonstrate the truth of this statement. A
visit to the Farmers' Exchange, which Was
established to furnish a market for local
farm produce, will show that the managers
are unable to secure sufficient local stuff
to supply half their trade. The truth is
that the land is not being cultivated. Why?
First of all because the cost of production
is too high, and secondly because the price
of land has risen far beyond a figure at
which it pays to buy it for farming. At the
present rate the whole of the Saanich Peninsula will be sold out for residential purposes. No one can afford to pay from $500
to $1,000 per acre for land for mixed farming. There are hundreds, and indeed
thousands of acres of land in the Saanich
Peninsula which have been under cultivation, and which are no longer being cultivated because they are given over to the
surveyors' subdivision pegs. The Saanich
Peninsula is one of the most fertile stretches
of land in British Columbia. It could produce far more than Victoria could consume, but at present prices both mixed
farming and dairying are out of the question. If anyone doubts this let him consult the practical farmers who are going
out of business. He might also consult
the well-to-do settlers with independent
incomes who are looking for land, not
for farming but for residential purposes. The bearing of this on the cost
of living is both direct and important. The
purpose of this article is not to follow the
argument out on its economic basis, but
merely to draw attention to the facts and
let people think it out for themselves.
rf^HE PRE-EMPTOR—A great deal
is said from time to time about the
pre-emptor. The Liberal Press is
never tired of attacking the McBride Government for allowing "wealthy corporations" and "English ancl American speculators to acquire vast tracts of lands, leaving nothing for the poor pre-emptor." This
is all ."bunkum." It is neither frank nor
sincere, ancl the Liberal Press knows it.
The pre-emptor is not a farmer. In ninety-
nine cases out of a hundred he has no more
intention of cultivating his land than of
flying to the moon, ancl perhaps in these
days of aviation, even less. If anyone
doubts this let him turn up the records in
the Lands Department, trace out a dozen,
or fifty or even a hundred pre-emptors,
selected at haphazard. He will find that
few have done more than erect a shack,
build a fence, or dig a ditch. There is no
pretence of clearing the whole pre-emption,
or even any considerable portion of it. The
sole object of the pre*-emptor is to do the
minimum amount of work to secure his
pre-emption, and then to hold it for a bigger
speculator than himself. The Week quite
agrees with the Times that the law should
be altered, but not to find land for the pre-
emptor, there is plenty already, nor to make
it easier for him to squat on 160 acres,
but to compel him to clear and cultivate a
specified number of acres before he gets
his Crown grant. In this way ancl this way
alone can a pre-emptor be forced to become a farmer. At present not one pre-
emptor in a thousand ever was or ever will
be a farmer.
Duke of Sutherland is at the head
of a colonization company which
proposes to bring out practical farmers and
establish them in Canada. The intention of
the Company is not only to sell them land,
but to lend them money. In British Columbia our greatest need is farmers, not
merely settlers, but men of the farming
class who know how to cultivate land and
who expect to make their living on it. In
British Columbia, and especially on Vancouver Island, the clearing of land is the
great problem. No men of the class referred to have sufficient capital to clear
any considerable acreage.    The cost pro
bably averages $200 an acre; in many cases
it runs to double this amount, and yet, if
the land is to be made productive and the
country is to assume its natural function of
feeding the city, the clearing has to be
clone. It might be done by the Government, but the amount of money required
would be too great to be taken from the
public funds, however expansive our
revenue, and, further, the system would involve a violation of the sound economic
principle that the investor should himself
share in the labour ancl the cost of making-
his industry profitable. A Colonization
Company might do the work, but it would
be open to the same objection. The Week
believes that the only rational plan is for
the Government to assist the "bona fide"
fanner by securing money for him at a
low rate of interest. If a farmer wants to .
borrow money he must pay eight per cent.
With a Government guarantee behind it an
unlimited amount could be borrowed at
four per cent, or a shade less. In the view
of The Week it is at least as important for
the Government to be able to ensure the cultivation of the land as to promote the building of railways. The former is not only
a natural but a necessary complement tCk
the latter. The attempt to bring about the'
development of the agricultural possibilities of Vancouver Island has so far been
a failure. This is not entirely due to insufficient transportation facilities, because
along the route of the E. & N., within a
stone's throw of the railway, there is plenty
of pre-empted land which is neither cleared
nor cultivated. The Week believes that the
true solution of the problem will be found
in a Government scheme for obtaining
cheap money for the farmer on the security
of the land.
POULTRY RAISING—Poultry raising has generally been regarded as an
adjunct of farming, but of late years
it has been established as an independent
business, ancl in all parts of the world there
are establishments devoted exclusively to
the raising ancl marketing of poultry. In
British Columbia, which is a specially
favourable country for the business, there
are hundreds of poultry farms. The Government has paid special attention to the
subject; an expert has been engaged and
settlers with limited capital have been encouraged to embark in this industry. The
public are more apt to take stock in an independent report than in an official bulletin, ancl when the report emanates from a
reliable source it is no doubt invaluable.
The Week has read with great interest a
pamphlet written by Mr. L. F. Solly of the
Lake View Farm, Westholme. This
pamphlet is circulated by the Vancouver
Island Development League ancl should be
read by everyone who is looking for a light,
profitable occupation which can be developed on a moderate capital. Mr. Solly is
a young man, but he has made himself an
expert in poultry raising by experience.
He has proved that he can make a clear profit of $2.50 per hen per year, and has demonstrated that Vancouver Island is a better country than California for poultry raising, as in the celebrated Petaluma Valley
a profit of only $1.00 per hen is realised.
Mr. Solly's plan is to secure ten acres of
land for 1,000 head of poultry; to grow all
the grass ancl clover needed, and to buy all
the hard food. He calculates that, having
acquired the land, the necessary expenditure for houses and runs will be at the rate
of $1.50 per bird. The purchase of the
land is another matter, but there is plenty
of* land still to be had on Vancouver Island
within easy distance of transportation, suitable for poultry raising, but not suitable for
mixed farming, at a moderate price. It is
safe to say as a result of Mr. Solly's experience that a cash investment of $3,000
(Continued on Page u) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912
There is nothing more indicative
of the growth of Victoria than the
marvellous increase in the number of
cafes and restaurants. Five years ago
there were only about three of any
status in the city; today there are at
least a dozen, and with possibly two
exceptions, they are all better
equipped and furnished than their predecessors. One also finds a modification in the style of the latest
comers. There is a tendency to do
away with the box, with the little
oblong table which fits against the
wall, and with the type of waiter who
is never welcome and whom I refrain
from describing more particularly.
The most popular innovation is in
the direction of small individual or
separate tables, so arranged that a
party may sit round them. Then instead of the old-fashioned deal table
sacred to the memory of painted legs
and oil-cloth cover, we get in the best
equipped restaurants Mission furniture, without cover of any kind, for
even a table-cloth, unless perfectly
dean, is an eye-sore. As one who
takes all his meals "out" I have naturally tried every restaurant in town
and among the best I must certainly
class the "Nabob" on Broad Street.
The very title is attractive and suggests luxury, but the luxury instead
of consisting' merely of frills, as is
too often the case, consists of beautiful furniture, quick service, attractive waitresses and decidedly moderate prices. If these features are sufficient to render the "Nabob" an attraction, I advise my readers to go
there. If not, let them go somewhere else.
*   *   *
Being a devotee of Lady Nicotine I
have been intensely interested in the
proceedings of the various Methodist
Conferences which have tried to place
their ban on the fragrant weed. I
must confess that I have never been
able to understand the ground on
which Methodists object to smoking.
Indeed, I cannot understand why any
organization should object, but just
why it should always be the Methodists who want to place themselves
on record as opposed to what may be
regarded as the minor joys of life, I
have not yet been able to make out.
Their attitude is all the more surprising in the case of tobacco, because
when it comes down to a concrete
proposition there are probably more
medical men who declare it to be
innoxious than there are who declare
it to be hurtful. I can recall opinions
by the very highest medical authorities in England distinctly in its favour,
even from the standpoint of a scientist. It has never been proved that
life has been curtailed by smoking;
indeed, the last solace of the octogenarian used to be his pipe, and now
under improved sanitary conditions it
is still the solace of the centenarian.
I am not prepared to deny that the
use of tobacco, like the use of everything else, may become an abuse, but
that is not what we are dealing with.
If everything in this world which is
abused had to be abolished there
would be nothing left but "a great
void," and wc should revert in one respect at any rate to the conditions
which according to the Methodist
•textbook prevailed before "Adam
delved and Eve span." There is another feature of this case which
strikes an outsider as being incongruous; .it is that tobacco, hy reason of
its narcotic properties, is an aid to
study. I have sometimes wondered
whether the fidgetty restlessness of
some of the Churches on matters of
personal habit has had anything to
do with their waning influence on the
masses. There was a time when all
the Churches, including the Methodist, had a hold on the people, and
when pulpit oratory was the order
of the day. That was in the "good
old times" when nearly every parson,
when he locked his study door,
lighted his pipe and meditated under
favourable conditions. Now that he
is forbidden to smoke, or has to do
it surreptitiously—which is surely demoralizing—his sermons have lost
their grip; they are no longer characterized by that reflective and philosophic vein which rendered them so
appealing, and although I have never
heard this seriously alleged as a reason for the waning influence of the
Churches, I am convinced that the
argument does not end in smoke. If
the Conferences, instead of banning
tobacco would bless it, and enjoin
smoking upon all their ministers (especially of a first-class brand like T.
& B.) there would be such an improvement in the calibre of their discourses that the churches would be
filled, and the farmers of Ontario
would receive "the oil of joy for
mourning and the garment of praise
for the spirit of heaviness."
* *   *
It is with the liveliest satisfaction
that I learned from the daily papers
this week of the appointment of two
expert custodians for the children who
play in the Park. Now that we have
reached an age of advancement in
which the average parents no longer
burden themselves with the care of
their offspring, it is necessary for the
State to assume in a new sense the
position indicated by the old phrase
"in loco parentis." I have long been
of opinion that the time is coming
when the State through one or another of its multifarious organizations
will have to do everything for the
child. The parent will be regarded
merely as "a means to an end." In
order to fulfil the first Divine injunction medical science is turning its attention to the most recondite aspects
of the multiplication table. We are
told in the Christian Guardian that
"whether it is due to misfortune or to
sin the man who is not normal, physically and mentally or who has a
communicable or incurable disease
ought not to be allowed to marry and
reproduce his kind, and the Church
has a duty in enforcing this sentiment
upon the State for its embodiment in
law." When the State assumes this
duty and insists on its observance,
parents will have no time left to attend to their children—after they are
born. It is even possible that the
-State will have to undertake the feeding as well as the clothing and tending of the little mites. Parents will
become the darlings of the State to
be maintained "in purple ease," to be
shielded from every wind and from
the lightest approach of every "communicable or incurable disease." I
am sure that this will absorb the
whole of their time, especially if one
adds a few of the social duties and
obligations which are so indispensable
in this advanced age, and which leave
them so little time even now to attend to their children that the schoolmaster, the policeman and the curator
havc become very real and practical
substitutes. Mind you, I am not objecting iu the least to the appointment of Park curators; I am simply
trying to show why they have become an actual necessity, and I am
commending the wisdom of our City
Fathers who have diagnosed so accurately the spirit of the age, and
made such a gallant attempt to fulfil
its demands.
* *   *
Many suggestions have been made
to improve the conditions of travel on
our street cars. There are suggestions whicii tend to expansion and
others which tend to compression.
The former method is well illustrated
by a cut entitled "Another Suggestion," which will be found in the current issue. That is sufficiently lucid
to speak for itself. But there is another plan of thc "compressive" order, which is fairly entitled to consideration. I saw it illustrated in a
German scientific magazine. It consists of a huge electric ram with a
piston   rod  and   piston.   This   is   set
horizontally in the rear of the car
and operated by a/switch. When the
car is crowded the piston is set in
motion from the rear, and the crowd
is forced to the front of the car. This
probably doubles its carrying capacity
and if applied to a Victoria car would
furnish accommodation for the number of passengers so carefully indicated on the cards nailed near the
entrance. I am sure that nothing
short of the compression system
would enable any of our cars to carry
120 people—in comfort—unless it be
the expansion system which provides
a platform capable of being extended
ad lib. with hangers for infants and
The proud father, to whom a college education had been denied, met his daughter at
the train on  her, return from  college.
"But, Helen," he said, "arent's you unusually  fat?"
"Yes, Dad," she replied, "I weigh one hundred and forty pounds  stripped  f$r  'gym.' "
The father looked dazed for a moment
and then demanded: "Who in thunder is
"Yes, my dear," said Mrs. Ramsbotham,
speaking of her invalid uncle, "the poor old
gentleman has had a stroke of parenthesis,
and when I last saw him he was in a state
of comma."
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The Allen Players
|Monday last the Allen Players
a summer season of stock in
|ictoria Theatre with  the well-
play "Zaza."   Miss Verna Fel-
Iho has made many friends in
la, appeared in the leading role
|tirely justified those critics who
1st year that she was on the eve
Ireat career.    Miss  Felton  has
liny offers of a flattering nature
Te the Allen Players,  but she
jiferred to stay with them, and
liout   the   summer   Victorians
Ive the  opportunity  of seeing
lented young actress  in many
lAs Zaza she appeared to great
lge ancl fulfilled the exigencies
ling part with eclat.   The sup-
\s excellent, special credit be-
to Mr.  H.  Irving  Kennedy,
|tcle  a  convincing  "Dufresne"
Irs. P. R. Allen, who under-
amusing, if somewhat thank-
It of Zaza's disreputable aunt.
]_llen Players continue as they
gun, ancl last year's experience
that  they  will  do   so,   Vic-
Imay look forward to an enjoy-
fie during the evenings of the
| The Empress Theatre
not the  first time that the
Troubadors have made their
the Victoria vaudeville stage,
Jy are as tuneful and clever as
it is, however, a pity that they
len   constrained   to prostitute
ft to the growing demand for
lie slides" ancl a greater pity
le  public  is  still  vociferously
Ired of it.   Thc Mayos are four
(skaters   who   dissemble   their
Jider    comic    dresses and hulls   falls.    Harry   Cutler   is  a
comedian who tells in pathe-
of the pangs which it costs
lexohange his latch-key for the
domestic bliss;   he is good,
re & Groves are two of those
bharacters who make you laugh
Ipthmg   and   they   make you
thoroughly while they are about
1st the concluding turn of this
| show deals with the petty jeal-
of  two   backwoods   villagers
led in a sketch entitled "The
The Crystal Theatre
| getting to be increasingly diffi-
know whether to write about
rformances   in the   Crystal as
-picture shows with vaudeville
|i in, or vice versa.   Last week
vas an excellent musical show
J Millers; this week the boy violas been carrying all before him.
Id Rosen is indeed a child won-
[d his playing delighted hun-
at the beginning of the week.
Ihaten Duo, a couple giving a
Iter representation of Holland,
bo an excellent turn, whilst the
Is, particularly the Pathe exhi-
|ere of the highest order.
The Majestic Theatre
Ittensely dramatic and well por-
] story was that entitled "Sher-
I's Last Shot," which was thc
Ial piece at the Majestic on
ly last. Another picture, which
1 some local heart-burnings, was
lowing the work of the Los An-
|Fire Brigade, ancl the hearths were felt, not because the
lors thought that our own*
Iliad anything to learn, but be-
Ithey could see plentiful sup*
}f water spouting forth when-
esired. As one old fellow be-
Ihc writer remarked: "Guess
|ys could do as well, if not bet-
Diily they had a chance of get-
Iclrop of water now and again."
Romano's Theatre
las been said that Moving-pic-
liows ought to close up in the
Ir weather because, vvith the
|>mcter anywhere you like in the
no man or woman can stand
Icooped np under a roof during
lernoon.   Of course, that is one
way of looking at it. Others, and the
wiser ones, say that when the sun is
blazing down about two p.m., and it
is too hot to work or walk, a place
like Romano's, where the temperature
is kept cool ancl where the eyes are
given a rest from the glare of Government Street, is an ideal spot in
which to rest, especially as there are
extra-specially luxurious seats provided. This purely physical attribute
to the house is by no means meant to
disparage the quality of the pictures
shown, but is only another argument
to show why they should not be overlooked.
Princess Theatre
(Formerly A. 0. U. W. Hall)
This popular priced house has been
weU filled this week to witness Dan
Sully's comedy drama, "The Parish
Priest," which has been given excellent treatment by the Williams Company, all the fine points being brought
out remarkably well. This compauy
is even stronger than it was last year.
There is not a weak spot in the cast,
but all the members are artists of
talent ancl ability. Vext week they
will play "The Righ*: of Might," a
Western play full of the romance and
picture.-,t|iieness of ranch life in the
West. There have been many calls
for a Western play, so the Williams
Company have selected one of the
latest ancl best. It was played in
Seattle three weeks ago at the Seattle
Theatre and called forth the largest
audiences of the season. "Right of
Might" is a contest between money
and power on one side, ancl the question of right on thc other. As always,
whether in real life or on the stage,
the right wins in the end, but it is a
well fought fight, ancl the interest ancl
enthusiasm evoked by the contesting
parties is very strong. "Right of
Might" calls for a complete Western
scenic effect, ancl there is uo doubt
but that it will receive it at the hands
of the Williams Stock Co.
Victoria Theatre
Miss Verna Felton, the leading woman with the Allen Players, will step
from the heavy roles of "Zaza" and
"Mrs. Jeffries" on Monday night into
the comedy part of Mme. Des Prun-
elles, the very human heroine of Victor Sardou's comedy Les Divorcons.
She will be supported by the strongest
cast of the Allen Players Company
and the French comedy will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Les Divorcons is one of the few
comedies Sardou has written but it
remains as one of his best stage
works, its humour being exquisite and
well suited for an actress whose
range of stage ability is as wide as
that of Miss Felton. The character
she will impersonate is that of a wife
whose husband treats her with supreme indifference, believing that by
indifference he will secure her undivided attention and matrimonial allegiance.
The result of his meditations when
put into effect is what the Allen
Players will show Monday night, and
Miss Felton's perplexity will be found
to be so well assumed, ancl her anger
ancl dismay ancl disgust so well assimilated that her success will be won
before the first act of thc comedy is
well under way. |
Mme. Des Prunelles is a clftracter,
that she plays extremely wei*and as
she  has been very successful before
many audiences that are as critical as
the local one there is no doubt of her
reception here. The part of. the hus-
francl, Henri Des Prunelles, is to bc
played by Irving Kennedy and that of
Mme. dcValfontaine by Mrs. P. R.
Aborn Opera Co.
The annual Spring season of thc
Aborn English Grand Opera companies is drawing to a close, thc engagements of two organizations of
the system ending last Saturday at'
Brooklyn and Pittsburg, the Abom-
Washington      aggregation      closing
June 9th, and the Aborn-Baltimore
Company continuing until June 29th.
This institution is continuing longer
into the Summer this year than ever
before, evidencing the solid growth
of interest in grand opera in English.
Bookings are now being arranged
for four different organizations under this management on tour next
season, including two Aborn English
Grand Opera Companies in repertoire,
one to cover the East and South ancl
the other the North ancl West, and
two spectacular revivals of "The Bohemian Girl," which will divide the
territory in the same manner. The
two Aborn organizations in repertoire will present "Madam Butterfly,"
"La Boheme," "The Talcs of Hoffman," "Hansel and Grctel," "Caval-
leria Rusticana," "11 Trovatore,"
"Lucia di Lammermoor," "Lohengrin"
and "Carmen." Their membership
will be selected from the entire force
of over nine hundred principals,
choristers, musicians ancl executive
and artistic staffs included in the
seven different companies organized
for the past Spring season. All four
companies now being formed for next
season will open their tours in September and continue until the time
for opening the Spring season of
The new patient had heen put to bed hy
tlie nurse.    Upon waking he enquired:
"Phwat did you say the doctor's name
"Doctor Kilpatrick," was the reply.
"Thht settles it," replied the sick man.
"That doctor won't pet a chance to operate
on  me."
"Why not?" asked the nurse. "Me is a
good doctor."
"Maybe so, hut not for nie. You see, my
name is  Patrick."
Princess Theatre
Formerly A.O.U.W. Hall
Cor. Yates & Blanchard Sts.
JUNE  94
The Williams StockCo.
in "Right of Might"
The Great Western Play
Curtain 8:30
Prices*-—ioc, 20c, 30c
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday at
2.30 p.m.—ioc and 20c
Seats   reserved   at   Dean   &   Hiscocks
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The Allen Players
Will open a Summer Stock Season on
And two following nights with
Miss Verna Felton in
Les Divorcons
Popular Prices will prevail
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Phone M 2054 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 22,  1912
The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published at  1208 Government  St.,
Victoria, B. C, Canada
The Utilization
of Waste Spaces
By Bohemian
We are all proud of Victoria, and
we are all fond of quoting the phrase
which was coined by the Tourist Association some six years ago, when
they dubbed this city "A little bit of
England by the Sea." I do not think
we are ultra-British, when we institute such comparison. No city in Canada has quite so large a percentage
of its people who were born in England, or who at any rate, are only
removed one generation from those
who were. This accounts for the
strong stratum of British common-
sense which pervades most of our institutions, and it accounts for the
eagerness with which we welcome
anything which reminds us of scenes
familiar in days gone by.
Personally, 1 do all I can to
strengthen this sentiment. I do not
think that there is anything better
that a citizen of Victoria can do. The
only regret I have is that the progress
made by the little band of faithful
ones is not all that could be desired,
and that while many delightful customs of the Old Land have been grafted on to the younger stock out here,
some of our most characteristic and
interesting recollections still lack
their counterpart.
Among these is "the proper utilization of waste spaces." Of course, I
use the word "waste" in a relative and
not in an absolute sense, because no
open space can be said to be altogether wasted, if it only means one
additional lung through which the city
dwellers can breath, and this is a correct definition of every park, square
or public garden.
But, I am speaking of the "proper"
use of such places, and surely in this
regard we cannot do better than follow the example of the Motherland,
and of the greatest city in the world.
What the London County Council in
their wisdom considered to be the
proper use of squares, embankments
! and public gardens can hardly be
wrong in Victoria. Every visitor to
London has been regaled with the
sight of weary and sometimes homeless waifs sleeping on the benches
and, in the summer-time;, on the grass
in all these otherwise waste spaces.
It matters not whether it is the
Thomas Embankment, Victoria, Hyde
Park, St. James' Park, Regent's Park
or any one of the hundred smaller
squares which are grassed and treed,
not one of them is "wasted." In the
day-time the happy picnicer whether
a Londoner or a tourist, foregathers
with his little party on the grass,
opens the picnic basket, spreads the
picnic cloth and begins to enjoy himself. He may leave a few newspapers
ancl scraps of food lying about, but
the ubiquitous park sweeper soon collects the former and .the homeless
canine, assisted by the London sparrow, removes the latter.
Then, as thc shades of evening fall,
those who find the summer heat unbearable in their close tenements,
make a night of it on the grass, or
on the benches. They are sheltered
by the trees, they are awakened early
by the birds, if they feel like it they
can take a matutinal dip in the lake
•or a shower hath under the fountain.
Alas, there are no such advantages
in Victoria. We have the open
spaces, notably the beautiful grounds
surrounding the Parliament Buildings,
hut they have hitherto been considered sacred to shrub and flower. In a
democratic age, and especially in a
democratic country, why should the
people be compelled to confine their
wanderings to the Hassam pavement;
why should they not be allowed to
meander at their sweet will over the
laws, and, if they like, over the
flower-beds? A few geraniums and
caceolarias are easily replaced, and
the Government maintains a staff at
the people's expense to do this.
Why s'hould not the people "themselves enjoy all the benefits of their
own grounds? Why should not the
Seattle "tripper," instead of having to
wander up town on a hot, dry, dusty
day in search of a glass of water to
drink with his sandwich, be allowed
to camp on the Parliament Grounds,
and eat his Seattle sandwich, washing
it down with a drink of water from
the ornamental fountain, which runs
to waste—when it runs at all?
, What more natural than that our
visitors should be permitted to rest
under the shade trees which still remain in these beautiful grounds? Indeed, I fail to see why, at any rate
during the summer months, this whole
area, so beautifully laid out, and so
conveniently situated to the steamship wliarves, should not become—a
On reviewing the whole subject, I
am forced to the conclusion that however much Sir Richard McBride's
Government may have done for British Columbia, its efforts in the direction , of "the utilization of public
spaces" have been more ornamental
than useful, and that this reproach
will not be removed until Parliament
Square becomes, not figuratively but
literally, "a little bit of England by
the Sea."
Defence Problems
of Western Canada
Germany and Perfidious Albion
(Written for The Week by C. B. S.)
December 10, 1911, is a date which
will be a very distinct watermark in
the history of the North Sea; the
more we come to learn about it the
greater will be its influence on Anglo-
German relations in the future; like
other watermarks the fiercer the light
behind it the more distinctly will it
show up and reveal its true meaning
between the lines of the actual writing on the pages of the story.
As far as Britain and her doings
are concerned t'he secret is out and
the facts offer material for future
lessons and point a moral—the chief
of which is the grave possibilities of
the bite offering its own explanation
without any recourse to a warning
bark or growl; Germany now knows
as well as the British public that the
movements in the North Sea of the
ist Division of our home battle fleet
about that date meant business and
no ordinary routine manoeuvres as
reported in the press; on the other
hand Germany has kept her secret
fairly well and therefore how far we
were .really justified in the course
taken is still largely a matter for
The effect of the disclosure has
been to rouse in the German people
a feeling towards Britain that it is
difficult to make a trusted friend of
one who shortly before was only too
anxious to stick a knife into their
back. Pamphlets galore have been
distributed all over Germany since
Lord Haldane's visit to that country
last February and even the most
moderate of them show them how at
every step towards her natural expansion Britain stands in her way;
in one pamphlet London is pictured
as the commercial capital of Europe
when all money paid out returns again
without fail and it is there that the
interest accumulates.
In this same pamphlet the meaning
of " Rule Britannia" is forcibly
brought home to its readers in t'he
form of a series of complaints among
which are the following significant remarks, "What use is it to Portugal
to be convinced that Germany builds
the best war ships if she is not permitted to buy war ships in Germany;
* * * What with her money, cables,
and press all nations have become tributary to London; * * *In all trade
routes. All nations must run the
gauntlet of England"; * * *Like a fettered giant the world is bound up
with a network    of    British cables,
Germany has succeeded in getting a
few bits but England disputes her
right of seashore to land them."
These extracts suffice to show the
general feeling of irritation in Germany towards British policy of interference against her natural expansion
and space for the German flag under
the sun.
It is argued just at present that
whilst Britain has an overpowering
fleet Canada requires no maritime defence or at most a handful of small
cruisers to police fishing rights. This
is by no means in keeping with the
problems of the future or even of
the immediate future.
In "The Betrayal" Lord Charles
Beresford has very briefly summarized the normal position of things in
1915. Austria and Italy will have
eight more battleships in the Mediterranean which means we must replenish there. The Panama Canal will be
opening up the problems of the Pacific, the British China Squadron will
require reinforcing. We shall be approaching a state of German equality
to Amoy, Swatao flying the yellow
flag and dragon, it created much merriment as a fighting machine with its
mast well to port to balance its fixed
torpedo tube which stuck out on the
starboard side, but it possessed the
confidence of the Chinese as capable
of levying dues from international
shipping, and business was far more
brisk between Chinese and the European houses during the presence of
that flag than during its absence.
As an engine of war the boat may
have been a farce, but its effect on
trade was real enough. Cannot an
example like this be brought home to
the people of Canada; we do not wish
to consider ourselves quite such simple folk oh matters of naval war machines as the Chinese twelve or fifteen years ago, but the existence and
presence of the marine monster of
the future is bound to have a wholesome effect on Canada's future trade.
To draw on Lord Charles Beresford again—he says: All depends on
officers and men—the rest is Ironmongery.   He further says personnel
The Last Night in t
The dreamy stillness of the
tain air had woven a spell ov
man and woman, as they sat cl<
gether, gazing down the unever
that stretched before them. T
very rim of the moon rose tl
feathery clouds, making a pict
which no artist could do justi
was an evening in midsummer,
an evening as makes love see
more beautiful, and the man ai
man loved each other.
They were both young; he nil
thirty-five,  the  woman  several^
his junior.    She  had  a  sad,
face, and clear white skin, ofl
a mass of raven hair.   The ml
tall and handsome, and like t|
man, dark.   The unmistakable
of good breeding encompasse|
The  woman   stirred  with
"It is our last night here," si
"To-morrow you must return
in the North Sea; we may safely
therefore conclude that since the
"overpowering" fleet in home waters
will have become almost an "equality" Canada will then (in 1915) require a fleet of her own, she must not
go on thinking until then that she can
suddenly blossom forth into an efficient fleet created in a night. We
would be just as foolish to imagine
that Rome was built in a night since
history tells us that it was not built
in a day.
It would be just as much out of
place: to, praise as to criticise Lord
Charles Beresford's concise publication—we would be wasting our time
painting the lily but there is such a
ring of genuine truth in what he says
that one cannot help gathering confidence from his facts, and even in
his memoranda dating back to 1886
when he was junior Lord of the Admiralty (quoted in support of his
opinions) one feels how much his
opinion should be respected for, in
the light of subsequent events, his
surmises have usually been acted on
and with the best effect.
He says it takes five years to make
an efficient seaman (out of the usual
material he has been accustomed to
mould them with the best officers to
school them) can Canada do in two
and one-half to three years what
naval officers in Britain can only do
in five, or does she mean to be only
two to two and one-half years behind
hand in 1915 by starting now; delay
may mean disaster; it is false economy to delay any longer.
From the point of view of trade it
is absolute false economy to withdraw the white ensign from the harbours of the world; whatever may
have been the necessity for doing it
in 1902 other considerations require
the moral effect of that display of
bunting whicii acts as a magic stimulant to trade. Before 1900 a small
Chinese torpedo boat used to run in
and out of the harbours and treaty
ports from Canton and Hong Kong
first, then dockyards and factories,
and puts adequate shipping last, and
he emphasizes the fact that docks play
a more important part before than
after an action, since a clear hull
means a lot where pace is more than
half the battle.
It is not necessary to wait for the
Dominion Government to formulate
and perfect land and water defence
scheme details—those are roads that
branch when we are long on our way.
We can not go wrong locally in placing before Ministers of Provincial
Governments our schemes for defence
and the share that each industry can
take and thus afford those Ministers
some material on whicii to compile a
workable programme.
It is not fair for the public to saddle
the Government with the onus of having to commit a deliberate act of
compulsion (which criticism will only
be too glad to make a matter of party
responsibility) where it is the duty
of that public to resort to voluntary
action entirely in their own interests.
(By  Gerald  Gould)
Sir   Lancelot   beside   the  mere
Rode at the golden close of day,
And the sad eyes of Guinevere
Went with him, with him, all the way.
The golden light to silver turned
The mist came  up out of the  mere,
And  steadily before him  burned
The sombre gaze of Guinevere.
A dreaduil chill about him crept,
The pleasant   air   to   winter   turned;
Like  the   wan   eyes   of  one  that  wept
Far through the mist the faint star burned.
All that had sinned in days gone by
Like pale companions round him crept—■
All   that  beneath   the  morning  sky
Had called the night to mind and wept.
But strangest showed his own offense
Of all the shadows creeping by;
The star of his magnificence
Fell from its station in the sky.
The lean wind robbed him of his pride;
Keen grew the sting of his offense
And like a lamp within him died
The flame  of his magnificence.
The drifting phantoms of the mere
Were death to pleasure and to pride;
The'joy he had of Guinevere
Faded into thc dark and .died.
Oh, loss of hope with loss of day
In mist ana shadow of the mere!
Where with him,  with him, all  the way,
Went the sad eyes of Guinevere.
work—I to my husband."
escaped her at the mentioning
name. Her companion frown
thoughts seemed far from
Then after a moment: "Is
—busy nowadays?" It was as
nothing else could be said at
time. She thrust out her han
an impatient little gesture.
"Oh, yes, I dare say. They
he is successful—yet he gn
only the bare necessities. I
never take me anywhere; is n
civil to me at times, and ye
voice dropped to a whisper—
'until death do us part'"
The man'patted her on the s
affectionately. "We'll slip
again, later on, little girl," 1
"and have another junket ji
this one. We've had a gre
together, haven't we—just you
His eyes were soft and cleat
She leaned toward him and
arm about his neck. On her f
the love beyond words. "P
pal," she said, "you're just t
pal that a girl ever had!"—R(
from "Puck."
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"The Joke of Silence,"
Amy McLaren.   $1.50.
"In Desert and Wildern
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Junu 12 to June 17
J. Weneegh—Quadra and Queens—Garage  $    110
ungalow Const. Co.—Pinewood—Dwelling  1,900
rard Invest. Co.—McKenzie St.—Dwelling  3,000
lex. Moffat—Joseph St.—Shack  120
J. Knowlton—Cecil Street—Dwelling   1,000
jrd & Mclntyre—St. Andrews St.—Dwelling  3,300
artin Moser—Carroll St.—Dwelling  1,950
Warren—Forbes St.—Dwelling   1,500
A. Bambridge—Chester St.—Dwelling  4,000
J-s. Campbell—Wilson St.—Garage   150
|C. Hurrell—Wildwood St.—Dwelling  1,800
ljohns—Oliver St.—Dwelling  7,500
Inson & Odin—Walton St.—Dwelling  2,250
Brand—Shelbourne St.—Dwelling  1,500
\\. Redwood—Moss St,—Dwelling  2,300
Steele—Chestnut St.—Dwelling  3,700
rs. M. G. Smith—Cecil St.—Dwelling  2,200
(tn. Clare—Johnson St.—Pantry and Bath  130
A. Belbeck—Burnside and Douglas—Lodging House.. 10,000
|ibt. Wilkie—Emma St.—Dwelling  2,000
E. Chappell—Smith St.—Dwelling  800
A. Potts—Fernwood Road—Add. to Store  350
J. Popham—Wilson St.—D celling  2,800
jore & Whittington—Milton St.—Two Dwellings  6,000
] A. McDiarmid—Belmont Ave.—Garage  150
W. Smith—Shelbourne St.—Dwelling  1,200
| W. Warren—Chester St.—Dwelling  3,275
Hall—Cambridge St.—Dwelling  3,800
■Two hundred million bushels of wheat for the Canadian West this
Is the prediction of a Canadian railway traffic manager.   He says:
[Notwithstanding the unfavourable weather conditions in the fall
111, and its deterrent effect upon fall ploughing and other work
| preparatory, nature, some 12,000,000 acres have been seeded in
bree provinces, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.   On the
of last year's yield, the result should be somewhere between
00,000 and 205,000,000 bushels.   This estimate takes into account
[spheric conditions that will be comparable to those of last year.
there is every reason for believing that this year conditions will
lore equable.   Last year about 10,000,000 acres were placed in
It with a total yield of approximately 170,000,000 bushels, or an
|ge yield per acre of 17 bushels.
No Difficulty With Financing
fit is on this basis that traffic men and other experts have arrived
above estimates for this current year, and the whole prospect
be summed up in one sentence—that if conditions this year are
Drse than those of last year, something over 200,000,000 may be
led upon with a good degree of certainty.   And from thence
itrd, with a steady influx of settlers continuing and the breaking
rge new areas in each succeeding year, the yield of these three
jnces must be reckoned from the 200,000,000 mark forward.
I'There is not likely to be any difficulty in financing such a large
There was none last year, although the yield was somewhat
by something over 37,000,000 bushels than the year before.
Icing the movement of the 1911 crop toward shipping and milling
ps was a big undertaking, but all the interests concerned with the
nent, including the farmers, experienced no difficulty whatever in
liing such money and credit as they required.   And if our crop
lear were larger by 50,000,000 bushels than ever before, our elastic
|ng system would be found fully adequate.
Hauling of the Crop
IThe big problem this year as last will be the hauling of the crop.
jhree railroads have foreseen the necessity of doing their share in
living and adding to terminal facilities, and once Government aid
|ly enlisted the problem will be more or less promptly disposed of.
year extraordinary conditions contributed to the congestion which
led; for, owing to the peculiar weather conditions which prevailed,
■Jsting was delayed over a month beyond the usual time, with the
that every one wanted to market at one and the same time.   The
lie was not due to a car shortage by any means, but lay almost
|y in getting the grain through the terminals.   Taking care of this
crop should cause no great difficulty."
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645 Fort Street Telephone 2259
apl 20 S oct 2(1 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912
The rapid rise in prices which has been in progress in Canada
since about July last scored another point in advance in April according to the latest estimate of the Department of Labor. This was
largely due to the effect upon the general level of the strengthening
in the price of cattle and hogs and their products, which took place in
April. Grains also were upward, while some of the metals, notably
copper, tin, and smelter, developed great strength. Raw cotton, raw
rubber, coal, and coke are among the important articles now moving
upward. On the other hand, dairy products were generally Weaker
from seasoned causes. The final effect is summed up in the statement that the department's index number moved up during April from
134.2 to 135.4. Last year at this time it stood at 126.4. These numbers, it is to be understood, are percentages of the general level of
the strengthening in the price of cattle and hogs and their products,
which took place in April. Grains also were upward, while some of
the metals, notably copper, tin, and smelter, developed great strength.
Raw cotton, raw rubber, coal, and coke 'are among the important
articles now moving upward. On the other hand, dairy products were
generally weaker from seasoned causes. The final effect is summed
up in the statement that the department's index number moved up
during April from 134.2 to 135.4. Last year at this time it stood at
126.4. These numbers, it is to be understood, are percentages of the
general level of prices throughout the last decade of the last century,
the period selected by the department as the standard for comparison
in its measurement of price fluctuations.
The fact that already this year Canada has borrowed 117,651,373
in London through the medium of public flotations makes the second
edition of "Capital Investments in Canada" of additional service, as
the volume contains a list of Canadian flotations in London from
January, 1905, to the middle of April, 1912. This work is accepted as
a handbook of the capital invested in the Dominion by Great Britain,
the United States and foreign countries. It tells how much money
we have had and the proportion from each country. It describes how
the capital is being expended and gives an idea of the numerous safe
openings for the investment of funds in Canada. A few notes of
warning are sounded, for the benefit of the investor, in one of the three
chapters which have been added in the second edition. Numerous
valuable statistics are also included. "Capital Investments in Canada."
By Fred W. Field.   Published by The Monetary Times.   Price, $2.50.
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^V UT can anyone be clean with their hair full of
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roughened from handling same?   One cannot
empty the ash pit of a coal range without carrying
some of the ashes away on one's clothing, and a good
supply away in one's hair.   All housekeeping is light
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18th June,   1912.
Jditor of The Week:
-In your issue of 15th inst. you
h an interesting account of an
Jive  scheme  for  new  docks  at
luver, a project undertaken by
■Vancouver   Harbour  and   Dock
|sion Co., Ltd.
arguments put forward in fa-
|f the site selected appear sound
li without closer knowledge of
Itual ground one can form no
le opinion; but from what I saw
1 entrance to Burrard Inlet, that
no place for a large dock
as the widening of the nar-
lo an extent necessary to allow
Ial water to flow in at a reason-
leed would be a scheme involv-
\y great expense.
lie design for the dock scheme,
|;r, one is constrained to offer
Ism. No doubt the sketch map
|blish is to a very small scale,
criticize dimensions or even
lions would be futile. But why
late in an entirely new scheme
Is that antique error of adopt-
lectangular plan? Why make
psary for vessels, which pre-
approach from the north-
enter the docks, to turn 45
|iuth after entering and then
deg. back again to reach their
lat the jetties? This they would
\t_ to do in docks of the plan
and even this manoeuvre in
broach to two of the waterways
Jn jetties, is further hampered
leavy projection from the outer
the docks. On the top of the
Jid with the docks busy, there
be serious doubt as to whether
leaving berths in docks 3 and
|nting from the north), would
on that tide owing to vessels
[ocks 1, 2 and 5 having to turn
such an angle before getting
|.d so occupying all the fairway
too much time. It takes more
vice as long to turn a vessel
90 deg. than through 45 deg.
can turn through the first 10
|leg. in getting into position for
the rest.
In, all the tracks from the jet-
lust also turn through 90 deg.
to join the main line, and in
lap shown the main line must
urn through a 90 deg. curve to
vay; ease your curves and re-
your working expenses.
|adopting a rhomboidal outline,
of rectangular, all these de-
are easily remedied: the jetties
aligned either northwest or
vest, approximately, as best
lthe contours of the sea bed,
|ent winds, and other consider-
This arrangement not only
|es much turning of vessels in
asin; it also eases the curves
Icks serving the jetties where
loin the main line, but further
kits of the arrangement of the
It the root of the jetties being
Ihat the widest part is that
It the head of the main line
J it leaves the dock lands to pro-
|ip country, as this is the point
congestion is most likely to
land where it will be necessary
lltiply tracks.
laving of even a fraction of a
Ier ton handled is worth having,
lilarly when it can be obtained
pt increased capital expenditure,
is no reason why the rhom-
form of dock should cost any
(han a rectangular dock of simi-
pacity on the same site.
|Respectfully yours,
A. M. Inst., C. E.
17th June, 1912.
Editor of The Week:
Sir,—Very pleased to see your
krticle in last issue re Foul Bay.
la resident and have frequently
tampers dump their rubbish on
Ihore.   A    particularly    glaring
lame to my notice a few months
|f which I felt compelled to noti-
authorities.   A householder of
I few   years   leaving  the   neigh-
pod, thought the shore was the
place for the accumulation of the
period to be dumped. Result—A note
from the Sanitary Inspector, to whom
in my ignorance I had addressed my
letter, saying "your letter should have
been sent to the City Health Department.." I was too disgusted to
act further in the matter. Such
addle headedness makes one despise
his fellowman. The least I had a
right to expect was a letter saying:
"Your letter to hand, the same has
been handed to right department,"
which, for all I know, might have
been the other side of the desk.
Meantime the sea has washed floatable parts of the half-burnt rubbish
to all parts of the shore, glass bottles
(broken); old tin cans which will lay
where thrown until the sea in its
kindness buries them deep. Meanwhile some innocent child may cut its
foot on a strand that should be perfectly safe^ if the world did not contain so many asses. You may not
know, Mr. Editor, that our City
Fathers have set out with the deliberate intent of ruining Fowl Bay (Foul
Bay) or making it live up to its name.
Some time ago a surface drain was
laid just on to the shore, the water
to find its way down to sea as it liked.
Next they decided to erect a public
convenience in as public a place as
they could find, so close to the centre
of the little park, as crude an erection
as they could put up, not a tree, a
shrub to hide their handiwork. "Behold, our handiwork all ye that pass
by." Their latest is to grant a nonresident permission to put up a row
ot shacks on a 40-ft. frontage—summer cottages forsooth. The winter
will see all the thugs of the countryside housed in them. Pray Lord,
when may our Council Chamber contain some brains?
Yours truly,
P.S.—Allow me to congratulate you
on your recent issue devoted to Victoria.   It made good reading.
Victoria Automobile
At a meeting of the Association
held on nth June, 27 new members
were added to the register. To cope
with the growth, the meeting unanimously appointed Mr. Charles A.
Forsythe, Chartered Accountant, 317
Central Block, as Assistant Secretary.
Mr. Forsythe will be glad to answer
any inquiries and give every information.
It is hoped that everyone interested
in motoring will make a point of becoming a member of the Association,
for its influence for the improvement
of existing roads and the formation of
new ones, will increase with the membership. Forms of nomination for
membership can be obtained from Mr.
Forsythe, or from any of the officials
of the Association.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of
Valuators to consider claims for work actually performed and materials supplied in
connection with the construction of the Midway & Vernon Railway, will further consider
all such claims as have been fully filed and
Any claims which have not already been so
filed and verified bv statutary declaration or
otherwise, should be filed with the undersigned  without  delay.
The Board will consider all claims for
actual physical work performed and goods
and materials supplied in connection with the
surveying, locating or obtaining of right of
way between Rock Creek and Vernon.
Secretary of the Board.
Address Box 312,
Victoria, B. C.
june 8 June 29
SEALED TENDERS will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Monday, the
8th of July next, for the purchase of Lots 31,
31A, and 31B, Cowichan District, being three
small islands, comprising respectively 1.70
acres, 0.17 acre and 0.25 acre, situated adjacent to  Pender  Island.
Tenders must be made for each island separately and no tender from one person for more
than one of tbe Islands will be accepted.
Each tender must be properly endorsed
"Tender for Land," and must be accompanied
by a marked cheque equaj to twenty-five per
cent, of the amount thereof. The upset price
is fixed at the rate of $10 per acre and any
tender for a less amount will not bc accepted.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., June uth, 1912.
june 22 july 6
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NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing on vacant Crown lands in Township
iA, Range 5, Coast District, by reason of a
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette on November ist, 1906, and hearing
date of  October 31st,   1906,  is cancelled.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 15th June, 1912.
June 22 sept. 21
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Lots 2031, 2034, 2035, 2035A,
2040 to 2046 inclusive, 2048, 2049A, 2050, 2055,
2057, 2060 to 2063 inclusive, 2067, 2068. 20(19,
2075A, 2076, 2078, 2080, 2084, 2086, and 2088,
Cassiar District, notice of which, bearing date
May 18th, 1912, was published in thc British
Columbia Gazette on May 23rd, 1912, is
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C.,  19th June,  1912.
June 22 sept. 21
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that I, Thomas McDonald, of
Eburne, B. C, occupation Contractor, intends
to apply  for permission  to purchase thc following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about two miles south-west from
Finger Mountain on the IClcen-a-Klccne River,
marked   south-cast   corner;   tiience   north   80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains; east
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April  iSth, 1912.
june 22 aug. 17
NOTICE is hereby given that the time
for the submission of competitive designs
for the Provincial Normal School which it is
proposed to erect in or near the City of
Victoria, has been extended to thc 1st day
of August,  1912, at noon.
Superintendent of Education.
Education Department,
Victoria; June 5th, 1912.
june 8 June 29
SEALED TENDERS, endorsed "Tender for
Reverted  Mineral Claim," will he received hy
the undersigned  ill)  to noon of  Monday,  tlle
8th   of  July   next,   for  thc  purchase   of   the
following   mineral   claims,   which   were   forfeited to the Crown for unpaid taxes at tax
sale  of  the  7U1  of   December,   1904,   viz.;—
"Blucher," known as Lot 288, Sayward District.
"Wellington," known as Lot 289, Sayward
"Waterloo   Fraction,"   known   as   Lot   200,
Sayward   District.
"Contact Fraction," known as Lot 32(1, Sayward  District.
Tender for each claim must hc made separately and no tender for a less amount than
$236 will he accepted for the "llluclier"; $-,.<>
for the "Wellington"; $188 for thc '.'Waterloo
Fraction":; and $42 for the "Contact Fraction."
Each tender must bc accompanied by a
marked cheque for tin* full amount thereof.
Cheques of the unsuccessful tenders will be
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands.
Victoria, B.C., June 8th,  1912.
June 22 July 6
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for the
Erection of an Operating House and Double
Dwelling, at Alert Bay," at Cormorant Island,
B. C, will bc received at this Oflice until
noon on July ist, 1912.
Plans, specifications, and form of contract
to be entered into, can be seen on and after
thc ist day of June, at the office of Superintendent of Rauio-Telegraph Branch of Department of the Naval Service, Ottawa, or
at the office of the District Superintendent
of Radio-Telegraph Service, Victoria, B. C.,
and at the office of the Post Master at Alert
Bay,  Cormorant   Islaud,   B.   C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on the
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signatures, stating their occupations
and places of residence. In thc case of
firms, the actual signature, the nature of
the occupation, and place of residence of
each member of the firm must be given.
Each tender must he accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to thc order of, the Honourable the Minister
of the Naval Service, equal to ten per cent
(10%) of the amount of thc tender which
will bc forfeited, if the person tendering decline to enter into a contract when called
upon to do so, or fail to complete the work
contracted for. If the tender be not accepted
the cheque will be returned.
Thc   Department   does   not   bind   itself   to
accept the lowest or any tender.
By Order.
Deputy   Minister.
Department of the Naval Service,
Ottawa, June 15, 1912.     —23557
June 15 June 22
For a License to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Edward C.
Hart, of Victoria, I!. C, Physician, will apply
for a license to take and use one second foot
of water out of Metchosin Creek, which flows
in an easterly direction through Section No. I
and empties into a Lagoon north-west of
A|bert Head. The water will he diverted at
about 500 ft. from the shore line ami will
lie used for irrigation purposes nn the land
described as Lot 2, Subdivision of Section 45,
and part of Section 44.  Metchosin  District.'
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 19th day of June, 1912. The application
will he filed iu the Office of the Water Recorder at Victoria, B. C.
Objections may bc filed with the said Water
Recorder or  wilh  the  Comptroller of Water
Rights,  Parliament   Buildings, Victoria, B.  C.
jinn* 22 july 20 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Hugh McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Engineer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-west corner of Sapphi Lake, west
branch Homalko River; thence north jo
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains to lake shore; thence west along
lake shore 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 1912.
hugh McMillan.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Elizabeth McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Widow, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one and one-half miles northeast from Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and on west side of river; thence
west 40 chains; thence soutii 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated April -.oth,  1912.
Elizabeth McMillan.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John Watt, of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about one mile north from north shore of
Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and
on west side of river; thence west 40 chains;
tnence south 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated  April  20th,   1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Nettie Elizabeth McMillan,  of  Vancouver, occupation  House-keeper,
intends  to apply for permission to purchase
the  following  described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on north shore of Middle
Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;   thence
north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south   40  chains;   thence  west  40  chains  to
point of commencement.
Dated April 20th,  1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Emma Tambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply tor permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about two and one-
half miles north-east from Twist Lake and
on east side of west branch of Homalko
River; thence west 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April  18th,  1912.
june 15 aug. >7
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE  notice  that Joseph  Tambouline,  of
Westham  Island, occupation  Farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about one-half miles south from
Bluff   Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE   notice   that   John   Butler   of   Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply for permission to purchase thc following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   opposite   Finger   Mountain   on   the
Kleene-a-Kleenc river, marked North-east Cor.;
thence south 40 chains; west 80 chains; north
40  chains;   east  80  chains  to post  of commencement.
Dated April  16th,  1912.
G. McMillan Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range III    ;
TAKE   notice   that   Alexander   Ferris,   of
Vancouver,   B.   C,  occupation   Teamster,   intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about  13 miles south-west
from   Finger   Mountain   down   the   Klcene-a-
Kleene River, marked South-east Cor.; thence
north  80  chains;   west  80   chains;   south  80
chains; east 80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated  April   18th,   1912.
G. McMillan Agent.
June 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Harry Boyd, of Vancouver,  B.C.,  occupation  Contractor, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted  about   12  iniles  from   Finger   Mountain down the Klccnc-a-Klcenc River, marked
South-west Cor.; thence north 80 chains: cast
80 chains;   south 80 chains;  west 80 chains
to post  of commencement.
Dated April  18th',  1912.
G. McMillan Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range III
TAKiS notice that John Ferguson, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about  12 miles south-west from
Finger Mountain down Kleenc-a-Kleene River,
marked    South-east    Cor.;    thence    nortli 80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains; east
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated   April   i8th,   1912.
G. McMillan Agent.
june is aug. 10
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that The Portland
Cement Construction Co., Ltd., Victoria, B.
C, will apply for a licence to take and use
0.2 cub. feet per second of water out of
China Creek, whicii flows in an easterly direction through Lots 118 and 7*), Malahat District, and empties into Saanich Inlet near
opposite Tod Inlet. The water will be diverted about too yds. west of bridge over
China Creek, and will bc used for domestic
purposes on the land described as Lots 118,
73   74, 75, 95 and  127,  Malahat District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 4th day of June, 1912. Thc application
will bc filed in thc office of the Water Recorder at Victoria. 	
Objections may bc filed with thc said Water
Recorder  or  with  the  Comptroller  of  Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
By P. A. Devereux, Agent.
June 8 June 29
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Province nf British
Columbia, may be leased ior 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.
Application 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 thc 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
The lease will include the coal mining rights
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface right! may
lie 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.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not bc paid for.
mcli 9 sept. 7
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Emma MacDonald, of
Bella Coola, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted 20 chains east from the
South-west Cor., of the North-west quarter
of Section 27, Township 6; tnence north 20
chains; thence east 20 chains; thence south
20 chains; thence west 20 chains to point
of commencement and containing 40 acres
more or less.
Dated  May  29th,   1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John F. McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Fireman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about three and one-half miles northeast from Twist Lake and on east side of
west branch Homalko River; thence west to
chains; thence north 40 chains; thence east
40 chains; thence south 40 chains to point
of commencement.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Fay McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about three miles north-east from
Twist Lake and on east side o'f west branch
of Homalko River; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence soutii 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April 18th,  1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Agnes Watt, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, -intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at north end of Twist Lake,
west branch Homalko River and near where
river empties into lake; thence north 40
chains; tnence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains; thence west 40 chains to point
of commencement.
Dated  April   18th,   1912.
June 15 aug. i*»
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Wilham Tambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about two miles north-east from
Twist Lake and cast side of west branch
of Homalko River; thence west 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence soutli ^0
chains; thence south 40 chains to point of
Dated April  18th,  1912.
June 15 . aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE   notice   that   Louis   Tambouline,   of
Westham  Island, occupation  Farmer, intends
to  apply for permission   to  purchase  the  following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about one mile south from Bluff
Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;   thence
soutii 40 chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
north   40  chains;   thence   east   40  chains  to
point of commencement.
Dated  April  20th,   1912.
June is aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that EH Bourdon, of Vancouver, occupation Retired, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing   at   a   post   planted   on
soutii shore of Bluff Lake, west branch Homalko River, and on west side of river; thence
south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
north   40  chains;   thence   east   40  chains   to
point of commencement.
Dated April 20th,  1012.
June is aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Donald Paul McMillan,
of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends
to apply for _ permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about four and one-bar? miles
north-east from Middle Lake, west branch
Homalko River, and on west side of river;
thence west jo chains; thence soutii 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence nortli 40 cnains
to point  of  commencement.
Dated   April   20th,   1912.
June 15 aug. 17
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Lot 9874, Group I, Kootenay
District, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
of December,   1907, is cancelled.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C„
18th May,  1912.
may 2 s aug. 24
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that I, George H. Crane, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about 20 chains west from the
northwest corner of the Northwest quartet of
Section 22, Township 8, Range 3, thence north
20 chains, thence east 30 chains, thence south
20 chains; thence west 30 chains to point
of commencement, and containing sixty (60)
acres more or less.
Dated May. 8,  1912.-
may 18 july 13
District of Victoria
TAKE notice that Victoria Machinery Depot Company, Limited, of the City of Victoria,
occupation Engineers, intends to apply for
permission to lease the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at high
water mark in the easterly boundary line of
Lot 10, Block K, Harbor Estate, in the City
of Victoria, B.C., distant 115 feet more or
less south from the northeast corner of said
Lot 10; thence southerly and following the
easterly boundary of said lot produced, a dis-
tance of 590 feet, more or less: thence at right
angles westerly a distance of 300 feet more
or less to the easterly boundary of Lot 6,
Block K, Harbor Estate produced; thence at
right angles northerly and following the
westerly boundary line of said Lot 6, produced to high water mark; thence easterly
following the sinuosities of the shore line to
point of commencement containing 4.1 acres,
more or less.
Dated May 17th, Victoria. B.C.
Charles Joseph Vancouver Spratt,
June 1 aug 30
A Court of Revision and Appeal under the
provisions of the "Taxation Act, in respect of
the Assessment Roll for the year 1912 will
be held at Sidney, B.C., on Wednesday, June
26th, 1912, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., June 12th, 1912.
Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.
June 15 june 29
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
covering Fractional Sections 13, 14, 15 and
Section 24, Township 84, Lillooet District,
established by notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette of the 6th of April, 1911,
and dated *jrd_ of April, 1911, and also by
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 13th of April, 1911, and dated
ioth of April, 1911, is hereby cancelled for
the purpose of lease by tender.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth June, 1912.
june 15 sept. 14
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing on Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, situated in the Cariboo District,
notice of whicli bearing date December 17th,
H>o8, was published in the British Columbia
Gazette, dated December 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots mi, 1114, 5415, 5379,
5433, 5380, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5385, 5417,
S4>9. 5391, 539°* 5389, 5388, 5387, 5386, 5432,
5437, 5438, 5431, 5392, 5393, 5394, 5395, 5396,
5397, 5421, 5424, 5403, 54°2, 54°i, 5400, 5399,
5398, 5430, 5439, 5429, 5404, 5405, 5406, 5407,
5408, 5409, 5427, 5414, 5426, 5428, 5425, 5413,
and 5412, all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
I2tn June,   1912,
June 15 sept. 14
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that I, Albert McDonald, of
Eburne, occupation Chaffeur, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about three miles south-west from Finger
Mountain    on     thc    Klcena-Klcenc    River,
marked   south-east   corner;   thence   nortli   80
chains, west 80 chains, soutii 80 chains, cast
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April   18th,  1912,
June 22 aug. 17
District of Coast,  Range 2
TAKE notice that William Dixon, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Cook, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about four miles distant in a southerly direction  from Takush Harbor;   thence  south  40
chains; thence east 40 chains;  thence north
40 chains; thence west 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that William Peter Smith, of
Victoria, B. C, occupation Engineer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about three miles distant in  a
south-westerly direction from Takush Harbor;
thence   west   40   chains;    thence   south   40
chains; thence east 40  chains;  thence north
40  chains  to   point  of  commencement,   containing  160 acres more or less.
Dated May 7th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Geo. Herbert Atkins, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Painter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about four miles in a southerly direction  from  Takush   Harbor,   thence   south  40
chains; thence west 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence east 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
Dated May 7th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE NOTICE that Frederick Wood, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about four miles distant and in
a  southerly direction  from   Takush  Harbor:
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains
to   point   of   commencement,   containing   160
acres more or less.
Dated May 6th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may  5 July 20
District of Coast, Range _.
TAKE notice that Frank Leroy, of Victoria,
B.C.,  occupation Merchant, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about one and one-half miles distant and in
a  westerly  direction   from   Takush   Harbor;
thence   soutii    40    chains;    thence    west   80
chains;   thence north 40 chains; thence east
80   chains  to  point   of   commencement,   containing 320 acres  more  or  less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
District of Coast,  Range 2
TAKE notice that  James  Arthur  Shanks,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation Barber, intends
to apply for permission td purchase the following  described   lands:—Commencing  at   a
post planted on the north-east shore of Mil-
biook Cove; thence north 40 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence soutii 40 chains; thence
west  40  chains  to  point   of  commencement,
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
mav 25 . July 20
District of Coast,  Range 2
TAKE  notice that Anthony Anderson, of
Victoria,   B.C.,  occupation   Mining  Man,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about three and  one-half miles
distant and in a south-easterly direction from
Takush Harbor;    thence    south    80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 cliains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated May 6th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice dated 5th July, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 13th of July, 1911, is cancelled in so
far as same relates to Lot 2911, Group I, New
Westminster District, situated on Gambler
Island, in order that the sale of the said
Lot 2911 be made to Fred. P. Murray.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th May,  1912.
may 25 aug. 24
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, Cariboo, notice of which bearing date February 15th, 1910, was published in
the British Columbia Gazette, February 17th,
1910, is cancelled, in so far as the same relates
to the lands surveyed as Lots 6251, 6252, 6253,
6254, 6255, 6256, 6257, 6258, 6265, 6272, 6298,
6297, 6296, 6289, 6271, 6266, 6264, 6259, 6273,
6280, 6281, 6279, 6274, 6260, 6263, 6267, 6270,
6290, 6295, 6291, 6269, 6268, 6262, 6261, 6275,
6278, 6284, 6277, 6276, 6285, 6286, 6287, 6288,
6292, 6293, 6294, 6295a, 6301, 6905, 6300,
6299, 6903, 6904, 6907, 6908, 6908a and 6906,
all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
12th June,   1912.
june 15 sept. 14
The next examination for the entry ol
Cadets will be neld at the examination!
of the Civil Service Commission in No*|
1912 parents or guardians of intendiif
didates should apply to the Secretarjl
Service Commission, Ottawa, for entry!
before   ist  October next.
Candidates  must   be   between   the
14 and 16 on  ist October,  1913.
Cadets are trained for appointment
cers in the Naval Service, the course!
College being two years, followed by of
in a Training Cruiser, after which CaJ
rated Midshipmen. j
a Further details can be obtained on |
tion to undersigned.
Deputy Minister, Departn
of the Naval Sj
Department of the Naval Service,
Ottawa, May th,   1912.
may 25
In the Matter of an Application fori
Certificate of Title to the Water I
front of Lots 1352, 1365 and 13661
City, British Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my
at the expiration of one calendar mol
the  first publication  liereof to  issue!
Certificate of Title in lieu of the (J
of Title issued to The Victoria Chemil
pany, Limited, on the 8th day of Mf
and  numbered   11113C  which  has
or destroyed.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,
B. C„ this 25th day of May, 1912.
Registrar General of|
j'ine 1
District of South Saanich I
TAKE NOTICE that t e VancouJ
Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria.  B.C.|
tion   Power   Company,   intend   to   1
permission  to  lease  the  following
land, comprising the foreshore contail
in part of Slugget Bay, Tod Inlet, \l
Island:—Commencing  at   a   post   pi
high water mark on the East shore oL
Bay, the said post being five hundrf
feet south (Ast.), and eight hundred i
eight (868) feet west (Ast.) of the 1
corner of Section   12, Range 2  Wesl
Saanich   District;    thence   west   (Al
hundred and fifty-two and three-tenth!
feet;   thence south   (Ast.)   one  hunq
forty-six and one-tenth  (146.1) feet 7
less to high water mark on the soul
of Slugget Bay, and thence along hil
mark to the point of commencement,?
ing two and four-tenths (2.4) acres I
Dated April 25th, 1912.
A. O.  Noakes,
mav 4
For a Licence to Take and Use
NOTICE is hereby given thatl
Island Power Co., Ltd., 413 Winch L
Vancouver, B.C., will apply for a lil
take and use 560 cubic feet per sf
water out of Nitnat River, which flj
southerly direction through Lots 511
and empties into Nitnat Lake near
P. O. The water will be diverted
of Canyon on Lot 51 and will be L
Power Purposes on the land descl
Lot {i. I
This notice was posted on the grl
the 8th day of May, 1912. The apl
will bc filed in the office of the Wf
corder.at_ Victoria and Alberni.
Objections   may   he   filed   witn
Water Recorder or with the  Compt|
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
B. C.
413 Winch Bldg., Vancouvp
june 1
District of Sayward        I
TAKE NOTICE that Gordon ManJ
Toronto, Clerk, intends to apply fori
sion to purchase the following describei
Commencing at a post planted at thi
east  corner  of 'an  island   in   Squirrel
Cortez Island, Sayward District; thel
lowing the shore line along high water
northerly, westerly, southerly and easl
point of commencement, containing 6|
more  or less.
Dated March 3ist, 1912.
Harold Percy Hart,
may 4
reserve existing over Lot 103, Range I
District, by reason of a notice publl
the British Columbia Gazette of thef
December, 1907, be cancelled for thel
of effecting a sale of the said land|
Western Canada Trust Limited.
Deputy Minister of
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
22nd April,  1912.
apl 27
District of Coast,  _.ange 21
TAKE notice that John Walker I
of  Victoria,   B.C..  occupation  Carpe|
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to
the  following described  lands:—Con
at a post planted about three miles]
and   in   a   southerly   direction   froml
Harbor; thence west 40 chains; then!
40   chains;   thence   east   40   chainsl
south 40 chains to point of commel
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated  may 6th,   1912.
Frederick A. Smith,
may 25
District of Coast, Range 21
TAKE notice that Herman Ruperi
of   Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   SurviJ
tends   to   apply  for   permission   to
the  following  described  lands:—Con*
at  a post planted about three  miles
and   in   a   southerly   direction   froml
Harbor; thence cast 40 chains; then!
40   chains;   thence   west   40   chains £
south ao  chains to point of commel
containing   160  acres  more  or less.
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, <
may 25 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912
>table Sentences /rom
Recent Speeches
saint may be transformed into a
:.—Dr. J. H. Jowett, in New York.
man who does not hold his own
poor creature at the best.—
in Newbolt, in St. Paul's Cathe-
overcome    difficulties    is    the
Jest  pleasure  in   life.—Rear-Ad-
G. W.  Moore, at the  Crystal
one man who thinks too much
Imself there are a hundred who
too little.—Rev. G. Boyne, at
only man who can afford to be
Ial is the poet. That is because
ly reads poetry.—Rev. A. J. Wal-
1 at Bow.
not the way of courage but the
Jf war to attack just those who
escape.—The Bishop of Car-
It Maryport.
I English middle and upper class
]ile mean well, but do not think
•/elL—'Rev. Dr. Wilson, in Wor-
I Cathedral.
rratists are the only body of
whom the privileges of the
Charta are still denied.—Mr.
K. Jerome, at Manchester.
[cannot abolish pain and dissat-
■on; for happiness is .merely a
bn from non-happiness.—Mr.
rd Whiteing, at Forest Gate.
|ry man whose life and work has
mark upon the progress of the
Iras a dreamer.—Mr. James Par-
I.P., at Whitefield's Tabernacle.
future there is going to be no
Ifor either the State or the indi-
J who will not fit themselves for
lork they have to carry out.—
lfred Hopkinson, at Altrincham.
history of man is a history of
There was only one command-
| at first, but that was one too
for   our   first   parents.—Rev.
las Spurgeon, at the Metropoli-
f politician's work is as dill;cm
the philanthropist's work as
j is from day. As politicians we
|to raise men and women to be
endent of the benevolence and
jithropy of anyone.—Sir William
f, at Kirk-dale.
J.man is the pacific dreamer. If
|ime comes when women have
voice not as the equal but as
lelper and inspirer of men, then
lawn the day which will see the
pf war as a means of settling
|n differences.—Mrs. H. D. Rob-
at Birmingham.
Eulogy of the Dog
lh a rabies    scare    in  Ontario,
| champions of the dog are has-
to  defend  him  from the  un-
vords of people who are natur-
Ifraid of these animals.   In the
|rstances it is interesting to re-
eulogy of the dog which has
•preserved as one of the most
It things of its kind.   It was dell by Senator Vest when serv-
attorney in the prosecution of
who   had   wantonly   shot a
hour's dog.
Iitlemen of the jury," he said,
liest friend  a  man  has  in this
| may turn against him and be-
his enemy.   His son or daughter
le has reared with loving care
lecome ungrateful.   Those who
Jarest and dearest to us, those
we trust with  our happiness
ur   good   name   may become
Is to their trust.    The money
J man has he may lose.   It flies
|from him when he may need it
A  man's  reputation  may  be
bed in a moment of ill-consid-
kction.    The   people   who are
I to fall on their knees and do
nour when success is with us
le the first to throw the stone
of malice when failure settles its
cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend a man may
have in this selfish world, the one that
never deserts him, the one that never
proves ungrateful or treacherous, is
the dog. Gentlemen of the jury, a
man's dog stands by him in prosperity
and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold
ground, where the wintry wind blows
and the snow drives fiercely, if only
he may be near his master's side. He
will kiss the hand that has no food
to offer, he will lick the wounds and
sores that come in encounters with
■the roughness of the world. He
guards the sleep of his pauper master
as if he were a prince. When all
other friends desert, he remains.
When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant
in his love as the sun in its journey
through the heavens. If fortune
drives the master forth an outcast into the world, friendless and homeless,
the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying
him, to guard against danger, to fight
against his enemies, and, when the
last scene of all comes and death
takes his master in its embrace, and
his body is laid away in the cold
ground, no matter if all other friends
pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his
head between his paws, his eyes sad
but open in alert faithfulness, faithful and true even to death."
The plaintiff had sued for $200 damages. When Senator Vest finished
speaking, the jury, after deliberating
for two minutes, awarded $500.
Character by Handwriting
By request and to enable a
larger number of our readers to
benefit we have decided to revert to the original charge of 50
cents for each diagnosis.
EVE—I don't think your note was too
long. Talking about palmistry I suppose you
know that monkeys have lines on their palms
just as wc have, and yet palmists do not
trouble to read their futures. This leads me
to point out the vast difference between my
work and that of a palmist. The latter tells
you your past, your future and many personal incidents of your life; I, in my humble
way, try to show you what you are now; what
your strong and weak points are as set forth
in your OWN work. I mention this because
a good many people confuse the two studies.
And now for yourself! You are very practical, with plenty of common sense. You
have neither much originality nor imagination, and I discern jealousy. Your temper
is fairly strong and somewhat easily roused.
Your energy is fair if not superabundant. I
am inclined to say that you have some histrionic power but not of the first order. I
should not term you artistic; although you
have a perception of colour your idea of
shape and form is weak. You are fond of
reading, especially light literature. Cheerful,
sanguine, you should have many good friends,
the more so as you have both tact and caution. You should be a first rate cook, above
the ordinary, but you cannot invent. Moral
sense is indicated.
GODOLPHIN—Are you quite certain any
girl will marry you? Some men, strange to
say, are never accepted; this may well bc
your lot. Your financial prospects are fair
if you curb a slight tendency towards extravagance as you have both acquisitiveness and
selfishness, generosity is not a strong point
with you. You have common sense, energy
and determination verging on obstinacy. You
are affectionate and accustomed to consider
you deserve affection in return, in a word
you have been a bit spoilt. Very fond of
outdoor games and pretty good at them.
Strong moral sense is indicated, firm temper
and a good sense of humour. Do not be too
jealous of others, you are not the only pebble
on the beach.
AJAX—The writer is a careful conscientious person with an artistic, sensitive dis-
position. Honourable, usually straightforward,
his imaginative fears occasionally lead him
astray. Energy is.shown; the desire to serve
others and a great love of peace and harmony. Moral and religious feeling is pronounced. Common sense is indicated but
thwarted often by indecision and the lack of
a firm determined will. This latter trait is
veiled by a quiet obstinacy. Cultured, fond
of literature and well read he should be a
charming companion and a good friend. Has
a strong sense of what is just and right and
an instinctive knowledge of the right thing
to do.   Is probably a great talker.
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Men's Dark Tan Brogue Shoes, with hand-welted soles.
Men's Dark Tan Calf Golf Shoes, made with scafe patent and
guaranteed waterproof; also hand-welted.
Men's White Buck Lace Boots, with hand-welted leather soles.
Men's White Buck Lace Boots with heavy leather, hand-welted
soles for cricket.
Men's White Buck Boots with heavy rubber sole, with or without
strap over vamp.
Men's White Buck Shoes with heavy rubber soles.
Men's Patent Court Shoes of best quality.
Mail Orders promptly filled
H. B. Hammond Shoe Co.
Hanan & Son, Sole Agentl  Broadwalk Skuflen       Wichert & Gardiner,
N. Y. for Children N. Y.
The Royal Cash Registers
At $50, $60 and $75 Each
Phone 63
Victoria Book & Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 Government Street 10
Miss Lawrence, Thetis Island, has
been staying with friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. Ramsay (Chilliwack) accompanied hy Master Pete Ramsay, have
been guests at the Dallas Hotel.
* *   *
Major Colley, who has been staying at the Balmoral Hotel, left for
his home in England last Wednesday evening.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Hunter entertained a number of her friends on Monday last
at a bridge tea. Some of those present were: Mrs. W. C. Berkeley,
Mrs. E. E. Blackwood, Miss Carmichael, Mrs. Dupont, Mrs. R. W. Gibson, Mrs. J. E. Griffiths, Mrs. Jas.
Gaudin, Mrs. Douglas Hunter, Mrs.
R. Heyland, Mrs. King, Mrs. McCurdy, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Pearce, Mrs.
Piggott, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs.
Tuck, Mrs. Herbert Carmichael, Mrs.
Stuart Robertson, Miss Angus and
Mrs. Rae. The first prize was won
by Mrs. Rae and the second by Miss
* *   *
Mrs. Warren, Rockland Avenue,
was hostess last week of a very enjoyable tea. Among those present
were: Mrs. Helmcken, Miss Helmcken, Miss Blackwood, Miss McTavish,
Miss Raymur,' Miss Rome, ] Mrs.
Powell, Mrs. Thomas, Miss Eberts,
Miss Phyllis Mason, Mrs. R. G. Monteith, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. A. S. Gore, Mrs. Rant, Sr.,
Mrs. Beavan, Mrs. McKilligan, the
Misses Rant, Miss Reed, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Cross, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Jos.
Wilson, thc Misses Page, Mrs. Hasell,
Miss Newcombe, Mrs. A. McPhillips,
Miss Williams and others.
* *   *
Mrs. A. J. C. Galletly, Rockland
Avenue, was hostess on Wednesday,
June the 12th, of a smart tea, which
was given in the garden. Some of
those who attended were: Mrs. Angus, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Beavan, Mrs.
Gresley, Mrs. Holland, Mrs. Heisterman, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Kirkbride, Mrs.
Lampman, Mrs. Leeder,.Mrs. Lindsay,
Mrs. R. S. Day, Mrs. Macdonald, Mrs.
Phillips, Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. E. G.
Prior, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs.
Shallcross, Mrs. Todd, Mrs. H. Gillespie, Mrs. C. Todd, Mrs. Tilton,
Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Loewen, Mrs. B.
Wilson, Mrs. Wadmore, Mrs. Harris,
Mrs. McCallum, Miss Tilton, Miss
Wadmore, Mrs. Twigg and the Misses
Pitts. The afternoon was spent in
croquet putting and bean sack throwing.
* *   *
A very pretty wedding took place
last Wednesday afternoon at St.
Paul's Church, Esquimalt, when the
Rev. Baugh Allen united in marriage
Miss Helen Peters, only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Peters of this
City, and Mr. Edgar Edwin Lawrence Dewdney, of the staff of the
Bank of Montreal, Vernon, B.C. The
bride, who looked very pretty, wore
a beautiful gown of white satin heavily embroidered in pearls; with this
she wore an exquisite point lace veil
held in place by a Juliet cap of orange
blossoms. She was attended by three
bridesmaids, the Misses Helen Stretfield, Sylvia Luxton, and Marjorie
Stirling, who wore quaint Kate Green-
-away dresses of green crepe de chine,
with dainty lace caps fastened with
small pink buds. Baby Johnson, who
made a dear little train bearer, wore a
long white dress of soft white satin
and was attended by Master Geoffry
Morgan dressed as a page in white
satin. Owing to the absence of her
father the bride was given away by
Colonel Peters. The groom was supported by Mr. Jack Cambie. After
the ceremony the wedding party
drove to the home of the bride's parents, "The Firs," Lampson Street,
where a reception was held in the
garden. Refreshments were served
under a marquee gaily decorated with
flowers and white bunting. The wedding cake formed the centrepiece of a
table artistically arranged with white
toulle, trails of smilax and mock
orange blossoms. Mrs. Peters received her guests in a smart costume of
gray, ably assisted by Mrs. G. F.
Matthews, gowned in black and white.
Mr. ancl Mrs. Dewdney left for Portland, on the midnight boat, after receiving the congratulations of their
many friends. The bride travelled in
a smart suit of gray cloth with hat
en suite. The groom's gift to thc
bride was a dressing case fitted with
ivory and silver; to the bridesmaids
amethyst brooches, and to the best
man and page pearl sticknins. Among
■the guests were: Lady McBride,
Mrs. Henry Croft. Mrs. H. Carmichael, Miss Carmichael. Mrs. Fleet
Robertson,    Mr.  and  Mrs.    Galletly,
Miss Galletly, Mrs. Roper, Rev. and
Mrs. Millar, Col. and Mrs. Peters,
Miss Peters, Mr. Hugh Peters, Mrs.
Rattenbury, Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Blaiklock, Miss Rome, Mrs. Powell, Mrs.
Geo. Powell, Mrs. Beavan, Mrs. Hugo
Beavan. Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs. Curtis
Sampson, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Musgrave, Maj. and Mrs. Foulkes, and
Miss Francesca Foulkes, Colonel and
Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Matthews, Mr. R. Matthews, Master D.
Matthews, Master D. Fowler, Miss
Lawrence, Mrs. E. G. Prior, Mrs. Geo.
Johnson, Mrs. Twigg, Miss Mason,
Mrs. Wm. Monteith, Miss Monteith,
Miss B. Monteith, Mrs. Stevenson,
Mrs. Ramsay (Chilliwack), Miss M.
Wood, Mrs. D. M. Eberts, Miss
Eberts, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Roper,
Mrs. Luxton, Mrs. Solly, Mrs. W. C.
Berkeley, Mrs. H. B. Good, Mrs. Archer Martin, Rev. and M-rs. Baugh
Allen, Mrs. Harris, Miss Wadmore,
Mr. Westmorland, Miss S. Crease,
Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. R. G. Monteith,
Miss Newcombe, Mrs. Allan Dumbleton, Miss Brenda Dumbleton, Mr.
Jack Cambie, Mr. and Mrs. T. S.
Gore, Miss F. Drake, Miss Dupont,
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dewdney, Mrs.
Stretfield and Mrs. Chas. Wilson.
On the invitation of the Government of British Columbia, the next
Convention of the Canadian Forestry
Association will be held hi Victoria,
B. C, Sept. 4-6. While matters relating to Pacific Coast timber will be
particularly dealt with, subjects relating to Canadian forests in general
will be discussed by leading authorities. The President of the Association, Mr. John Hendry, of Vancouver,
in conjunction with the Provincial
authorities, is arranging the details.
A committee of the city-wide congress of Baltimore, which has been
making an inquiry into the causes
of the high cost of living will, this
week, submit its report.
Summarized, the report states that
prices have been raised for the following reasons: Increased supply of
gold, price control of exchanges, and
agreements; tariff on fond stuffs;
abuse of cold storage to help corner
markets; decreased labour on farms;
decreasing of farming around the city;
excessive profits to middlemen, due
to the many small shops; too much
handling between producer and consumer, too much purchasing on credit
at advanced prices, growing luxur-
iousness of the people.
Among remedies suggested is the
establishment of a national and international congress, and clearing house
to regulate the relative value of gold
ancl staple products at stated intervals. The removal of tariff on. food
stuffs, and laws controlling cold storage, and making corners in food stuffs
illegal, are also urged.
Bathing Caps
When passing "Bowes' Store"
look out for the window
display of these necessary
articles, absolutely replete as
to colors and designs. Our
moderate prices bring them
within   reach   of   everybody.
Caps 2fjc and up
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
change, Ltd.
6l8 Johnson Street
Phone 3318
A Few Week End Specials
Eggs, per doz 35c
Fresh Dairy Butter, per lb 45c
Spring Chickens, per lb 40c
Local Strawberries, per basket  30c
Local Asparagus, per lb 15c
Local Rhubarb, per 6-lbs 25c
Local Gooseberries, per lb 15c
Lettuce, Radishes, Spinach and all other local vegetables,
april 20 S oct 26
TheWhite House
-- Cellar
A re
1   PrilRs
1 demant
| ky—the
(lection  of tlie  Pure  Food  and
Act is found  in  tlie increasing
for "WHITE HORSE" Whis-
safest licveragc of today.
Estab.   1742
Vancouver, Distributors for B. C.
How Many Men Have Exclaimed
"I wish I had a Cap f<
this Windy Weather'
Well here you are—a new showi
of English and American Caps
$1.00, $1.50 and $2.00, including
elegant range from Trees & C
of London. Just what you ne
for a windy day or for motori
trips. Select one now so yot
have it when you require it.
Fitzpatrick & O'Connell
Hatters and Clothiers       "You'll like our clothes"—Reg.
811-813 Gov't St., opp. P. O.
apl 6
The Cosiest ancl Coolest Grill on the Pacific Coast. Guests
assured of a hearty welcome—the best of cooking—quick
pleasant service. An assortment of Wines and Liquors unequall
Orchestra 6.15 to 7.30—9 to n
Radishes 15      Green Onions 10      Almonds 20
Pate de Foie Gras 25       Caviar 25       Anchovy
Olives 20
Tuni Fish 25
Ciab Cocktail 25 Eastern Oysters on Shell 40
Little Neck Clams on Shell 40
Chicken Broth
Consomme Julienne 15     * Creme Alexander 15
Boston Clam Chowder 15
Filet of Sole Marguere 25 Broiled Salmon Maitre de Hotel
Finnan Haddie Delmonico 40    Baked Oysters Excelsior 25
Small Steak Mushroom Sauce 45 Broiled Lamb Steak Colbert
Fresh Mushrooms on Toast 75 Shirred Eggs Florentine 40
Eastern Oyster Patties 50       Chicken Supreme Casse 50
Pine Apple Fritter 20
Squab Pigeon on Toast 75        Half Broiled Chicken and Bacon
Sweetbreads Country Gravy 50
Prime Ribs Beef Yorkshire Pudding 40     Extra Cut 75
Vancouver Island Spring Lamb Fresh Mint Sauce 50
Local Young Turkey Cranberry Sauce 75
Local Asparagus 35 Fresh Spinach 15 Cauliflower
New Garden Peas 25 New Potatoes in Cream 25
Local Tomatoes Sliced 35 Cucumbers 25 Head Lettuce
Chicken Mayonnaise 50      Combination 50
Green Apple Pie 10   Deep Rhubarb Pie 15    Strawberry Shortcake
Local Strawberries and Cream 35    Bread and Butter Pudding 1
Vanilla Parfait 25   Peach Melba 35   Chocolate Eclaire 10
Canteloupe:   Half 15,     Whole 25
Assorted Fruit 25 Nuts and Raisins 25
Tea, per pot 20 Coffee, per pot 20 Demitasse 10       Mill
Please don't forget to reserve your tables,   h. Turner, Musi
Director, will have his usual high class entertainment, Vc
and Instrumental.
Jimmy Morgan
Late of Vancouver, B. C.
apl 2Q Tj Dl
Ladies' Tailors
Dealers in Silks, Laces Etc.
Ladies' and Children's
So Kee & Co.
P. 0. Box 150
1029 Cook St.        Cor. Cook & Fort
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in the miAirr or the en
135RD0HslTHftffH-50Smwl THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912
'Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
it there is no better way to
r" the business than for the
Estate Journal to advertise "read
eries of QUEER stories."
* *   *
it there was never any question
the law being good enough, but
e same, it needed public senti-
to secure its enforcement.
* *   *
t those who now distort the
lents of The Week "passed by
other side" while The Week
ghting the battle.
: there are many people who
id enough to clamber into the
waggon" when the victory is
* *   *
it is an open secret that if
tad been any more "monkey-
vith Justice, public opinion
lave repeated the Herodian de-
* *   *
many people are asking what
the City firemen are deriving
ie Firemen's Fund.
* *   *
the obvious answer is, that a
must die to find out.
the City automobiles will last
as long now they have been
* *   *
it was a little cheap for the
1 to insist on "lettering" a car
tsed by a professional man.
* *   *
this comes about as near as is
e to making the City Engineer
edical Officer wear a badge.
there is a movement on foot
:hase a car for each member of
y Council.
* *   *
in view of the numerous meet-
hich they have to attend the
lent will be a popular one.
* *   *
these cars are not to be "let-
traw Hats
sf Panamas
>u need one today.
>me here where you
tow that not only
e most correct, the
ast exclusive modes
Hatdom will be
iced before you to
ect from, but more
)f them than elsewhere
e Commonwealth
Iome of Hobberlin Clothes
608 Yates St.
Next to Imperial Bank
That, if they are ordered, they will
be paid for.
* *   *
That the accumulation of garbage
and filth in Commercial Alley has increased this week by about  ten per
* *   *
That complaints of this character
should be addressed to the City
Health Department and not to the
Sanitary Inspector.
* *   *
That obviously the heads of these
two Departments are not on speaking
That the gulf which separates them
can only be bridged with red tape.
* *   *
That "Hornet" owes an apology to
the Dominion Fruit Inspector, who
has nothing to do with the inspection
of rotten or unmarketable fruit.
That his duties are confined to
hunting for "codlin moth" and "San
Jose scale."
* *   *
That the sale and consumption of
rotten fruit is a matter for inspection
by the Medical Officer of Health in
his dual capacity.
That second thoughts are sometimes best, especially where electric
signs are concerned.
* *   *
That more hinges on this reasonable concession than the man in the
street wots of.
* *   *
That Nelson King, B.A., McGill,
met his Waterloo on Waterloo Day.
That where he fell down was in
not knowing when he had reached the
* *   * •
That it is the duty of a Principal
of a school to see that the teachers
are made acquainted with the rules.
That, whilst flogging is ..ornetimes
necessary, it should never be administered except by the Principal.
That newspaper correspondents arc
unreasonable; surely some streets
may be given up entirely to delivery
waggons and motor cars.
* *   *
That if this is not to be allowed
upon Broad Street, perhaps the correspondent will suggest a more suitable site.
* *   *
That a far greater nuisance exists
on Courtney, where both sides of the
street are occupied by permanent
automobile stands.
* *   *
That it is not necessary to know
how to  sing, if you know how to
* *   *
That one art is sufficient, and not
everyone acquires that.
* *   *
That the Committee for the regulation of street traffic has not got to
work a minute too soon.
* *   *
That what is wanted is "regulation,"
and uniformity in charges.
* *   *
That hack drivers should be compelled to pay an annual license, and
to wear a numbered badge.
That pimps should not be allowed
to ride on the box beside the driver
unless requested to do so by the passengers.
* *   *
That the above is a very common
and annoying practice in Victoria.
* *   *
That sidewalks are intended, as
their name indicates, to walk on and
not to stand on.
* *   *
That the Colonel would not be the
first candidate to "bolt" a Convention,
but the experience of his predecessors is not encouraging.
* *   *
That he has, however, one consolation, that he cannot lose his deposit.
* *   *
That the correspondent of the Winnipeg Free Press is not so far out
after all when he says that where
there is no "nobility" there can be no
society—at any rate worth a cent.
That the Times needn't worry as
to whether the working-man shall
dress for dinner.
* *   *
That undress rehearsals may be "de
rigeur," but undress dinners are "fin
de siecle."
* *   *
That in the past the co-operation
of Church and State has made for
union, but if the authorities in Quebec could have their way it would
make for dis-union.
* *   *
That the more sincere a man is the
more harm he can do, especially if he
is an amateur detective.
* *   *
That the Allen Stock Company has
made a successful reappearance and
looks like having a good season.
* *   *
That Miss Felton has made great
improvement since she was last seen
* *   »
That the long looked-for smash on
the Mill Bay Road has occurred, and
there is only one moral—"be more
* *   *
That for a paper which professes to
favour a fleet unit on the Pacific the
Times quotes a great many opinions
adverse to the project.
* *   *
That there is no other subject under the sun on which it would be
willing to accept the judgment of a
Conservative paper like the Kingston
* *   *
That in his valuable contribution to
the Astronomical Review Mr. Stupart,
head of the Dominion Meteorological
Department, paid a well- deserved tribute to Mr. Baynes Reed.
* *   *
That the veteran head of our local
meteorological work has rendered invaluable services, even if he does hide
his light under a bushel.
* *    a
That the summer camp of the Fifth
Regiment promises to be the most
successful on record.
* *   *
That in numbers, equipment and arrangement it presents a very pleasing
* *   *
That Brigadier-General Colin Mackenzie spoke in very favourable terms
of the Fifth, and he is a better judge
—even than "Hornet."
* *   * ■ '
That newspaper libelling is becoming a more  expensive luxury every
* *   *
That at $1,500 a time it is almost as
expensive as publishing one's own
poems. **...-.*
That the Provincial Government
may have failed in their negotiations
with the directors of the B. C. E. R.,
but they will still have the last word
in the Legislative Assembly.
*'  *   »
That the Times must be hard pushed when it tries to make political capital out of an incident so closely affecting the interests of the Province.
* *   *
That   in   giving  a  definition   of   a
word it is as well to stop at the definition and not to illustrate.
That the Dewdney-Peters wedding
aroused widespread interest and
brought showers of congratulations
to one of the most popular young
couples in Victoria.
»   *   *
That not even a Philadelphia
lawyer could understand the law reports which appear in the local press.
* *   «
That to head them "Legal Intelligence" is a gross misuse of the English language.
* *   *
That the Princess Theatre is occupied by a very capable Stock Company. *   *   *
That the Williams Stock Company
has established its position in Victoria and is now able to make an annual engagement.
*  *   *   *
That "Hornet" would like to know
the difference in moral turpitude between marrying people who are not
"normal, physically and mentally" and
marrying a white woman to a Chinaman. *   *   *
That in most cases the difference
in the viewpoint of the clergy and
the laity is represented by the symbol
Hatters and Furnishers "To Men Who Care"
De Lux
Hats to suit the
most fastidious.
Our Hat stock,
comprises t h e
season's newest
and up-to-date
styles and novel-
ties. Crush
shapes at $1.50,
$2.00 and $2.50.
Hard Hats, $3
*o $5.00. Telescopes and Al- |§§
pine shapes $3
to $5.
Spence, Doherty
1216 Douglas St.
Mch 9
June 9
mch 16
THE Staggard Tread Tires
are the most economical you can
buy because the double thickness
and quality of the riding treads equal that
of any two ordinary tires.
Their chief value, however, lies in the protection they afford both passengers and car in checking:
every tendency to slip or skid on any kind of wet or
slippery road or when making sharp emergency turns.
which tells why Republic "Staggard Tread" Tres
give more service at less expense and are safer tnan
any other kind.
TUT TIDE HA    Distributors for B. C.
aept 16
The Fruit Preserving Season
is Here
In a few days we shall receive from our suppliers, special consign- *
ments of PRESERVING STRAWBERRIES. The public have
already received good evidence of the high quality and freshness,
whicii characterizes this fruit.. Place your order with us now and
we will deliver just at the time when the quality and price is most
to your advantage. Leave your orders for PRESERVING GOOSEBERRIES with us, too; we will supply only sound, fresh berries
at lowest prices.
Seal-fast Jars
Never fail to give satisfaction, being easy to use, and there are no
new covers to buy each time they are filled.   The only satisfactory
and economical jar on the market.
Seal-Fast Jars, pints, per dozen  $1.25
Seal-Fast Jars, quarts, per dozen  $1.50
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178, 179 Tel. 9678 Tel 2677
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B.C.
S.S. CAMOSUN—For Prince Rupert and Granby Bay every Tuesday.
S.S. CHELOHSIN—For Skeena River, Prince Rupert, Naas River,
Fort Simpson and Stewart every Saturday.
S.S. VENTURE—For  Campbell  River,   Hardy  Bay,   Rivers  Inlet,
Namu, Ocean Fall, Bella Coola, Bella Bella, every Wednesday.
S.S. VADSO—For Skeena  River, Prince Rupert,  Naas, every two
Phone 1925 534 Yates Street
may 18 S oct 19 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912
Continued from Page I.
would cover everything in connection with
establishing a poultry farm with a thousand
head, and that on such a farm a man could
easily make a clear profit of $2,000 a year,
taking into account the higher prices realised for the best birds and for eggs for
hatching. Many people are afraid of tackling the poultry problem because they do
not understand the business; it is not difficult, but it requires some special knowledge,
and this can be easily obtained by securing
employment for a few months on an established farm.
VEHICLES BY-LAW—The authorities are to be commended for the
thoroughness with which they are
investigating the matter of the proper control of vehicles upon the public streets.
The present regulations are "hoary," if not
"honourable" with age, and were drawn up
when Victoria was a glorified village. Once
the new regulations have been enacted they
will be enforced, and then our streets will
be safer and there will be considerably less
friction between pedestrians and drivers.
At present the "entente" is by no means
"cordiale," due to an exaggerated sense of
importance on the part of some people who
are fortunate enough to possess a motorcar or a buggy, and the indifference of
some who are hired to drive a waggon or a
cart. There is no need for friction, and
there will be none when the new regulations are properly understood. At present
there is a clash of opinion and sometimes
a clash of authority; indeed, the present
regulations are contradictory in several re
spects. One of these is occasioned by tlie
fact that in the regulations a tram-car is
specifically exempted from the designation
of "vehicle" and consequently the drivers
of vehicles are in the dark as to what their
rights are when meeting or passing a tram-
car.   It is quite right that tram-cars should
enjoy certain privileges not shared by
other public conveyances; privileges conferred by their franchise and demanded by
the exigencies of transportation, but there
is no reason why for the purpose of regulating the conduct of persons driving other
vehicles, they should not also be classed
similarly. Among the other matters which
will be dealt with by the new regulations
is the blocking of thoroughfares, the assembling of vehicles at the will of the owners on the public streets, and the allowing
vehicles to stand outside stores and office.*,
unattended for an unlimited time. Streets
were designed for the passage of traffic,
not_for the storing of vehicles or merchandise.
A COOL CARD—Everyone knows that
this is an advertising age; indeed,
people seem to have been inoculated
with the virus of self-assertion, at any rate
on this Continent. It ill becomes a newspaper to deprecate advertising, unless it be
in an objectionable form, but the public
would be not a little amused if they knew
of some of the advertising propositions
that are attempted to be foisted sometimes
upon an unsuspecting public and sometimes
upon an unsuspecting newspaper. The
Week receives all kinds of plausible invitations to insert an advertisement in exchange for such varied articles as toilet
soap, blood purifier, steel engravings and
pills. The amusing part of it is that most
of these aggressive manufacturers or agents
profess to be conferring a great favour on
the newspaper by allowing it to obtain their
goods at reduced rates, but if a careful
calculation is made it will generally be
found that at the reduced rate of the article
offered the newspaper would only secure
from one-quarter to one-half its usual advertisement, the original offer having been
stance where three boxes of soap were ultimately offered for three insertions of an advertisement, the origina loffer having been
one box. But of all the cool cards who
ever framed up an advertising proposition
commend The Week to the individual who
penned a document which now decorates
the walls of this establishment. It is called
a "Popularity Contest Agreement." Provision is made for a signature, and for witnesses. The party who signs it binds himself to contribute a blank sum "for the privilege of running a voting booth" and in
addition to purchase "coupons from the
party of the second part." In this way the
tradesmen would furnish the money to purchase a number of prizes, the prizes would
be given to secure subscriptions for the
enterprising advertiser, who would literally
play the part of "the man who looked on"
while "everybody worked but father." It
is ingenious, but not very convincing and
The Week cannot refrain from suggesting
that the brilliant genius who devised it has
missed his vocation, peddling is altogether
too narrow a business fov a financier of
his calibre.
A DANGER SIGNAL—Signs are not
lacking that before long British
Columbia will have another problem on her hands. The Doukhobors who
settled in Brilliant, on the.banks of the
Columbia River, some twenty miles from
Nelson, are already arousing apprehensions
in the minds of loyal Kootenaians. It will
be remembered that they came from Saskatchewan where they had been a source of
trouble for ten years. It is true that they had
intervals of quietude, but their general condition was one of unrest. They professed
to be tired of the rigours of the Prairie
climate and they came to British Columbia
in search of more genial conditions. They
have a leader, Peter Veregin, who is now
declared to be an autocrat, with all the
authority and determination of a Czar. He
is said to control millions of money, and
to be carrying out a project for bringing
many more of his countrymen both from
the Prairies and from Russia to British Columbia. There are strong objections to this,
both from a sanitary and moral standpoint,
but the chief objection is that these people
hold "peculiar"  views,  which  are ut|
irreconcilable with those held by Canad
Apart from non-essential  matters, wl
however incongrous in our civilization f
not be regarded as vital, there is the,
possible attitude of Doukhobors tov
military service of every kind.   Thej|
not carry arms; they will not sub
military training; they will not in any
fit themselves  to help in defending
country which furnishes them an al
and provides them a living, nor will]
in case of war, move a finger to help 1
who are willing to fight.   If this at|
is unalterable, and it seems to be, thej
sooner the last Doukhobour leaves Can
soil the better.   However many millid
dollars they may bring into the col
Canada gets all the worst of the b|
with people who cannot and will not i
late its ideas, or share its duties.
do not love The Week, and thi
a few, would say that the Wi|
Saturday Post must have been very
when it appropriated one of our edl
without acknowledgment, but on thi
ciple that, a thing is worth what we il
it to be worth, the Winnipeg Pos|
have thought it had found sometlj
value, when it deliberately reprinted
tion of The Week editorial on the!
of Imperial Naval Defence.    In it)
of June 15th, in the first column
front page will be found a digest ofl
article which appeared in The W^
the same subject, finishing up with
batim" paragraph running  to  morJ
two hundred words.   The Week feq
tered, but it will be rather rough
Editor of the Post if he gets "fired"
deficiencies of the Editor of The
"contretemps"   which   would   havd
avoided  if   proper  acknowledgmeij
been made.
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and Satisfaction
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to suit all.
Give the June Bride a Useful Dinner Set
We have a most complete assortment to select from.   Read
over these few prices; come in and inspect the offerings.
96-Piece Emerald Green Derwent, open
stock Dinner Set at, net $10,00
96-Piece White and Gold Edge Line and
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97-Piece Flown Blue Rose, open stock
Dinner Set at, net $9.50
97-Piece Plain White Open Stock Dinner
Set at, net  $8.55
101-Piece Crown Derby Recherche Open
Stock Patterns Dinner Set at,
net  $22.80
97-Piece Peacock Ophelia Open Stock
Dinner Set at, net $8.55
Extra Special—97 Piece Dinner Set, $7.60 net
Beautiful New Curtains for the Summer.   See our showing of "Sundour" Unfadable Curtain Goods.   Hammocks of all Descriptions.   Lawn and Porch
Furniture.   Refrigerators.   Ice Cream Freezers, Etc.
The Value is Apparent
at a Glance.
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The Home of
New Ideas
Honest Values


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