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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1910
Onk Dollar 1'hr Annum
LOCAL OPTION AND CONSISTENCY
It is not easy to tell what local optionists really want beyond the fact that they
are seeking legislative authority to impose
tlieir ideas on the community.    But one
thing is perfectly clear, viz., that their
leaders are wofully deficient in intelligence, and that, their actions are characterized   by   the   grossest   inconsistency.
Nothing could better illustrate this fact
than the letter addressed to the Hon. W.
J. Bowser, and signed by W. A. Gleason,
President, and William Stevenson, Secretary, of the local branch.   If Dr. Spencer,
:he General Secretary for the Province,
i.ad   not  expressed   similar  opinions,   it
In ight fairly be assumed that these gentle-
Inen were speaking for themselves and not
for the League;  but, as was pointed out
In these columns last week, Dr. Spencer
Idopted a similar line of criticism at the
■neeting held in Victoria on the 10th inst.;
lo it may be taken for granted that the
letter speaks for the local optionist organization.    In the first place the writers
rotest  against Mr.  Bowser's bill being
Q.nsidered in any way an answer to the
jmands of tlie electorate.   Now the local
I   ,'onists had the best opportunity ever
(forded to tlieir organization to make good
t the last election.   Dr. Spencer from a
•ore of platforms stated throughout the
ampaign that they were getting a fair
mnce, that Mr. McBride's proposals were
ninently  fair and  that his supporters
ould only have themselves to blame if
icy failed to carry the day.    In spite of
lis  they did  fail;   true, by a narrow
largin, still by such a margin as must
e regarded decisive.    These advocates of
unpulsory legislation forget that by com-
lon   consent,   legislation which  deals so
irectly with the habits of the people is
a different category from that which,
jr instance, is designed to prevent the
mimission of positive crime, and as a
msequence proportional instead of actual
lajorities have invariably been required,
.fore a Government would deal with the
latter.    Dr. Spencer declared that Mr.
rcBride's arrangement was reasonable and
was certainly more favourable to the
ical optionists than the usual three-fifths
lajority.    It favoured them in this way,
mt it brought the voters out to the polls
>r the purpose of electing representatives,
id thus ensured a reasonable vote.    It
ily remained for the local optionists to
icure a majority of one, of those who
.tually voted to attain tlieir object.   But
ley fell a long way behind that.   Now
ley shift their ground.    In the first place
ley say that the plebiscite was not asked
lir by the temperance people, an entirely
J'atuitous, not to say childish, statement.
|f course it was not asked for; they asked
have their own way, local option, but
ie writers of the letter forget that they
Ith accepted the plebiscite and endorsed
[by their action.   They cannot therefore
Iw turn round and denounce it.     The
}xt ground of complaint is that there
pre technical blunders in connection with
|e taking of the vote, which is only an-
aer way of saying that electoral methods
not immaculate;  but there is no evi-
ice to show that the irregularities and
rors in connection with the plebiscite
Ire more numerous than those in connec-
|n   with   the   general   election.     The
Itrge that in Victoria the ballot boxes
Ire placed in the hands of men engaged
lthe liquor traffic is false, and false to
the knowledge of Mr. Gleason. The statement is not only false but malicious, since
it suggests "mala fides" on the part of the
Returning Officer. The fact that it constitutes a direct impeachment of the chai-
acter of the men engaged in the liquor
trade may appear a matter of no consequence to Mr. Gleason, or Mr. Stevenson,
but there are few people in Victoria who
would not rather trust the liquor men than
the local optionists in a matter of honesty
ancl truthfulness. If the Returning Officer
had placed the ballot boxes in charge of
local optionists, not only would there havc
been a well-grounded objection from the
"trade," but an indignant protest from the
general public. It is a piece of special
pleading to urge that local option should
be granted in the districts which recorded
a majority in its favour. The writers of
the letter know full well that it is a Provincial question to bo decided by a Provincial vote; that the plebiscite did not
ask the question whether local option
should be introduced in any locality, but
whether legislative authority should be
enacted enabling different communities to
vote subsequently on its actual introduction. There are other members of the
community than the Local Option League,
who are just as anxious for the protection
of the young and for the putting down of
vicious influences, but they do not seek to
attain their aims by a malicious propaganda, which imputes bad faith and dishonesty to tlieir opponents. Unfortunately ,these have been the characteristic features of professional temperance reformers
from time immemorial, which accounts for
the slow progress they have made. In the
present instance they are the only people
who deny to Mr. Bowser and the Government the credit for an honest attempt to
meet the demands of the electorate by passing the most stringent licensing measure
which has ever been laid before a legislature, and one which, if enforced, will do
more for the cause of temperance than all
the intemperate orations which have been
delivered from the platform, and the intemperate letters which have disfigured
the columns of the Press.
SMITH'S HILL RESERVOIR
Mayor Morley has shown himself just
as devoid of bavkbone in dealing with the
Smith's Hill question as ex-Mayor Hall.
Beyond officially decapitating Mr. Adams
nothing has been done to investigate or
remedy its structural defects. Br. Bryson was to have made a report, even that
is postponed indefinitely on the pretext
that to empty the reservoir now would be
to deprive the City of a reserve of water
for use in case of fire. Sueh a decision
loses sight of the fact that the City has
been deprived of this reserve on several
occasions since the reservoir was built to
enable examinations to be made, ancl once
at least to allow mud to be cleaned off the
bottom. Such a decision also loses sight
of the fact that although there is only a
depth of seven feet of water in the reservoir, there is a daily leakage of about
50,000 gallons, which means just so much
water being pumped to waste. Meanwhile
The Week renews the offer to Mayor Morley whicli was made some months ago to
Mayor Hall, to deposit the sum of $100
in the Bank of Montreal against his $100,
if he will have the reservoir pumped full
ancl maintained at the top level for twenty-
four hours, the loser to forfeit the $100
to the Jubilee Hospital.
OAK BAY AGREEMENT
For the second time the City Council
has turned clown the proposed agreement
with the Oak Bay Council for the supply
of water at ten cents a gallon. There is
little doubt that this decision will be approved by the ratepayers, ancl that the action of those Avho supported the agreement
was ill-advised. It would have been unfair
to Saanich and other outlying municipalities; it would have hampered the City in
further negotiations upon the water question, and like several other proposals
which have been submitted to the new
Council, it was an ill-digested, immature
scheme. The water question for Victoria
is important in every aspect, ancl no move
should be made until a decision has been
arrived at on the main point of the future
source of supply.
CIVIC SALARIES
It is to be regretted that while thc
authorities were raising the salaries of the
police department they would not do the
thing thoroughly, instead of taking "two
bites at a cherry." To raise the pay of
the Chief $20 a month is a farce, and to-
raise the members of the force $5 an insult. The advance indicated the character of the men who made it, and lends
colour to the supposition that if they could
have had their own way they would not
have added a dollar to the meagre earnings of the men. It cannot bc denied tliat
Victoria is the best governed, the most orderly, and tho safest city in Canada. Its
criminal statistics are the lowest, and, as
repeatedly pointed out in the public press,
women and children can safely walk the
streets at any time of the clay or night.
Much of the credit for this must of necessity belong to the Chief of Police, whose
services have never been properly recognized ; $200 a month is the very least that
he should receive, and $250 would not be
high compared with other cities. As for
the rank and file, The Week does not hesitate to say that in view of the high cost
of living, they are very much under-paid,
ancl an advance of at least $10 would have
been but a very modest recognition of their
services. It is to be hoped that in dealing
with the Fire Department no such niggardliness will be shown. If compensation
goes by merit, ancl it certainly should, the
citizens of Victoria have every reason to
deal more liberally with the members of
the Police and Fire Departments.
THE PROVINCIAL UNIVERSITY
Victoria and Vancouver are preparing
to inaugurate their campaign for securing
the Provincial University. Committees
have been formed ancl statements are to be
prepared setting forth the advantages of
the respective localities. Whilst not enamoured of the Government plan of selection by outside Commissioners, The Week
is willing to believe that it at least presents
a way out of a difficulty, and with tlie
elimination of McGill and Toronto Universities from the personnel of the commission, it ought to be possible to arrive
at a fairly independent and advantageous
conclusion. No doubt everything which
the various committees prepare will be submitted to the Commission, including the
subscription list, which they will no doubt
secure in order to enhance the solid advantages of their recommendation. The
Week is a believer in practical politics, and
while no doubt climate, elbow-room, and
transportation facilities will all figure
largely influencing tlie Commissioners, the
matter of a free site or a substantial contribution in money is bound to have considerable weight, and in this respect there
is no reason why Victoria should play
second fiddle to Vancouver.
THE S. P. C. A.
Some time ago The Week urged tlie
citizens of Victoria to be more generous
in their support of the S.P.C.A. This admirable institution has always clone good
work, but has been somewhat hampered
for lack of funds. Since the appointment
of an inspector in uniform it has been
much more aggressive, and if the annals
of dogdom and horsedom could be consulted they would reveal a degree of protection which would be highly gratifying
to lovers of animals. More aggressive
work means increased expense, and The
Week feels sure that it is only necessary
to state the above fact to ensure liberal
support; for in this, as in many other
matters, Victoria enjoys a truly enviable
reputation.
THE OLD CHAMPION
I do not envy the disposition of the
cheap penny-a-liner who could make capital out of the incident of Mr. Chamberlain's re-appearance in the House of Commons. Anyone but a ghoul, or a satyr
would throw the mantle of charity and of
mercy over the occurrence, and rememb'-r
only the magnificent services which Mr.
Chamberlain has rendered the Empire. *
The man who has democratized Conservatism, and made Tariff Reform possible, to
say nothing of a thousand other contributions fo Imperial development, is at least
entitled to the homage of silent respect in
the day of his weakness. This respect
was paid by the House, of which for thirty
years he was an illustrious ornament; it
is not reflected in the mercenary and heartless comments of journalistic parasites.
THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT
Tt is a fairly difficult task to libel Canadians, especially with reference to tlieir
views on tho British aristocracy, but the
writer in the Colonist succeeded fairly
well, when he said recently that if the
Duke of Connaught were here as Governor-General, Canadians would not know
what to do with him, and that he would
bo a mis-fit. Such a remark was the offspring of ignorance or malice or both. By
accident of birth the Duke of Connaught is
a Royal Prince, but he is also a gentleman, and a gentleman is never a mis-fit.
The writer forgot, if he ever knew, that
the Duke of Connaught has filled a number of distinguished military positions
with conspicuous success, and without one
failure. If he had not been a brother of
the King, much more would have been
heard of his work. Like the King, he is
a man of extremely amiable disposition
and a born diplomat. There is no reason
to doubt that the Duke of Connaught
would have been as popular with the
humblest of the King's subjects in Canada,
as with those who havc some pretensions
to social distinction. One wonders what,
idea Canadian journalists have of English Princes; one would imagine that they
consider them cads without any power of
adaptability or any just conception of
what is due to the people whom they serve.
They know nothing of the Princelv motto,
"Teh Dion." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1910
(At The Street    J
Corner \
P By THB LOUNOEH /*
How the gods must be laughing in
their sleeves! How the inhabitants of
Helicon, Parnassus and Pindus must
be chortling with joyous contempt!
Tell it not in Gath; publish it not
in the streets of Askelon; Victoria
has again fallen from grace, has
proved her utter unworthiness of the
privilege of hearing great musicians,
has filled the bosom of even the despised Lounger with contempt. Victoria the musical (sic); Victoria of
the Victoria Musical Society; Victoria of the Arion Club, like the deaf
adder, heeds not the voice of the
charmer, charm he, or she, never so
wisely. There are but three things
which Victoria really appreciates; the
lightest of light comedy, the vaudeville, and the voices of her local talent. To the latter she will throw
bouquets if she appreciates them, and
cat-calls if she doesn't. Victoria, who
turns up her aristocratic nose at the
vulgar (?) denizens of Vancouver and
Seattle, has proved once more that
in matters musical she is more worthy
to be classed with the natives of Tim-
buctoo than with the enlightened
communities   of  modern   civilization.
Maud Powell has played and has
departed, and what her opinion is of
Victoria can probably not be expressed in words. Ten righteous people would have sufficed to save the
cities of the plain, but will fifty preserve for Victoria the inestimable
boon of having first-class artistes
visit her borders? Fifty there were,
but where were the thirty-nine thousand, nine hundred and fifty? At Pantages. Not that I have a word to
say against the latter. Though I
have not seen it as yet, I am told that
it is an excellent show of its kind.
But who can compare two-bit house
performers with a violinist of worldwide reputation? Victoria can, and
did, and showed her preference for
the former. Throwing pearls before
swine is no more a waste of good
and costly things than the bringing
of really high art to the Victoria
Theatre.
And yet we are musical. There can
be no possible doubt about that. Oh,
no. Our daughters play instruments
and our young men sing. We send
the former to the East and to Dresden to finish their musical education
and the latter become honoured
members of the musical clubs. But
the idea of encouraging these same
sons and daughters to hear what good
music really is, so that they may
have an ideal to reach up to, is gross
extravagance. What, pay $2 to let
Jack or Jill go and hear a violinist,
or a pianist, or a singer, just because they have achieved some "notoriety"? It is an absurd extravagance. Bah, the hypocrisy of our
musical pretensions.
But we want a new theatre. Oh,
yes; there's no doubt about that.
There were enough lovers of art and
drama to make a public referendum
on the subject justifiable. I also
thought that we wanted a new theatre,
but I find we don't. What we want is
a new music hall; there can be no
doubt about that.
The best thing for Victoria to do
is to "face the music" in another
sense of the word, and, having the
courage of her convictions, send out
circulars begging all impressarios to
refrain from bringing their virtuosos
to her theatre, as she really prefers
her own sweet singers, and the boards
of the music-hall stage.
*     *     *
I am glad to see that both the
daily papers are protesting with might
and main at the apathy of the Council with regard to Dallas Road. Only
a week or two ago I made a few remarks with regard to thc lighting,
but since then the flood has arisen,
and the stream has beaten vehemently upon that road, and, lo, it was
founded upon the sand, and parts of
that road have fallen, and the ruin
DISEASES OF THE MEMORY
A celebrated physician has written a very clever
article upon this subject. Quite a volume could be published, however, on the same subject, with a profusion
of illustrations from the lives of Canadian politicians
before and after they got into office.
Lest you forget, we would call your attention to the
fact that connoisseurs drink G. H. Mumm & Co.'s "Selected Brut" because it is the only genuine brut wine procurable, containing the natural alcohol of the grapes
from which it is produced. The alcohol in Mumm's Selected Brut is not added as in other so-called "brut"
wines. Mumm's Selected Brut is a brut champagne of the
very highest quality. It is made of selected cuvees of
vintage years especially adapted for the making of brut
wines. This very dry and genuine brut wine is absolutely
pure without being heavy. The most critical palates and
delicate digestions can use G. H. Mumm's Selected Brut
and Extra Dry Champagnes without any fear of unpleasant after effects.
If your dealer does not handle G. H. Mumm & Co.'s
champagnes kindly remember to 'phone us for the name
of one who does, for, of course, you desire the best.
Pither and Leiser, sole importers for B. C, comer Fort
and Wharf streets.
Headquarters for choice nursery stock.
Apple, pear, cherry, plum and peach trees
and small fruits, also ornamental trees,
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Ten per cent, cash discount on all orders
above $10.00.
PRICE LIST AND CATALOGUE ON
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SKATING
Morning    '. 10.00 to 12.00
Afternoon     2.00 to 4.30
Evening    7.45 to 10.00
LADIES  FREE  AT  ALL  SESSIONS
Assembly Rink
Fort St.
has been great. I should imagine that
the rents of the houses on Dallas
Road will drop perceptibly unless
some very prompt action is taken;
and the profits of the "Tally-ho's"
will have a very sudden falling-off
if their pet driveway is engulfed in
the sea. Everyone interested in Victoria will countenance large expenditure in this direction, provided that
it be for lasting results, and is not
wasted on mere patchwork.
* *     *
The Chinaman is a hard-working
man, and as a rule he does his work
well; he is honest and industrious,
and fully deserves the annual holiday which he takes with joyous celebrations at "Chinee New Year." I
think, however, that steps should be
taken to prohibit the Celestial from
letting off volleys of fire-crackers or
supplying small boys with the means
to do the same in close proximity to
the St. Joseph's hospital. On Tuesday night there was a deafening noise
in this vicinity, and though it did
not last long, it was sufficient to affect invalids. Perhaps no one was
the worse for it; at the same time it
is just as likely that some patient,
after weeks of suffering, had just
dropped off to sleep. If the latter
hypothesis be correct, then that sleep
was of short duration. Whether the
culprits were Chinamen or boys, I
cannot say; probably the latter, but
they must have obtained their materials  in  Chinatown.
* *     *
I have often wondered why it is
that there is not a "No-hat Brigade"
in Canada. At the time that I left
the Old Country it was establishing
itself in such force as to cause really
serious apprehension amongst the
hatters lest they, like Demetrius of
old, might find their craft set at
nought, and they themselves put out
of business. Whether the movement
has since grown or not, I am not in
a position to say, but it has always
struck me as a most commendable
practice, and though I have not the
courage of my convictions, when in
a town, I always carry my hat in my
hand when out in the country. I
have been called eccentric, and even
worse things than this, for so doing.
And et it is the healthiest thing in
the w orlj for the hair. Fresh air
beats all the hair-washes in creation, as any doctor, though no barber, will tell you. I notice that it
is a common thing in B. C. to sec
children going hatless, but they do
not continue so to go when they
have reached years, which should be
of discretion. Why not? Because,
like the Lounger, they are afraid of
being laughed at. I admit I am a
coward, but if only a suitable number of people would guarantee to go
hatless on a given day, I would gladly be one. There are only two circumstances in which a hat possesses
any kind of use; to keep off rain or
snow, as it is awkward to have moisture trickling down the back of one's
neck, and to keep the hair straight
if there is a high wind. As to being a protection against sun-stroke,
I don't believe a word of that. Sunstroke is not caused by the sun beating on the top of thc head, but by
the top of the spine at the juncture
with the neck being exposed to the
rays. It is seldom, however, that in
this climate the sun is ever powerful
Build Up a Reserve Now
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income in
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saving and Compound Interest, the fund will rapidly accumulate.
Begin today.
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ask for SCHMIDT'S.
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4 lb. Tin 50c
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Keiller's Ginger Marmalade—
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Robertson's Golden Sherd Marmalade, 1 lb. Jar  25c
Robertson's Silver Shred Marmalade, 1 lb. Jar 25c
Robertson's Scotch Marmalade,
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Robertson's Green Fig Marma
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1 lb. Tin 15c
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enough to cause it. I have been in
far hotter places than Victoria, and
with a closely cropped head (I don't
mean in gaol), and have never felt
any evil results.
*     *     *
The appointment of new Police and
License Commissioners raises the expectation of law-abiding citizens that
the little abuses, which creep into thc
best managed cities during the year,
may be removed. Victoria is such
a well-governed city that there is
never much to complain of in spite
of the denunciations of newly-arrived I
pastors with more zeal than discretion. There are, however, a few j
things to which I would like to direct the attention of the Commissioners. The first is that houses of
assignation exist in many parts of
the City outside the restricted area.
The next is that all these houses add
largely to their income by the illegal
sale of liquor. The next is that they
support a small army of well-dressed,
jewel-berigged and foul-mouthed
pimps, everyone of whom could and
should be removed from the City.
The only other thing of note in connection with an unsavoury business
is that there are several members of
the demi-monde who perambulate
Government Street between three and
five in the afternoon, with an air of
ownership and insolence which should
not be tolerated. I have always understood that one of the conditions
imposed by the police is that these
people  should  at  least  assume   the
virtue of modesty, both in dress ane
manner. Since one word from th
Commissioners to the Police wouli
be sufficient to ensure the carryini
out of the reforms I have suggested
I hope that word will be spoken
* * *
Anent my remark of last week com
plaining of the disgraceful and dan
gerous condition of Rockland avenu
just East of Cook street, althoug1
nothing has yet been done to remed
it, I am pleased to state that m
editor is still alive, a circumstanc
which is not a matter of rejoicin,
at the City Hall, if one may judge b;
the excited and choleric remarks 0
the Water Commissioner in a For
street car one afternoon this weel
But probably the Commissioner wa
not aware that the Editor of Th
Week has two peculiarities, whic
have tended to prolong his life. Th
one is thot he never rides in hack;
the other that he never drinks El
Lake water. He, however, has mor
than a lingering suspicion that th
Commissioner himself refrains froi'
this exhilarating, but fatal beverag
At any rate such is a fair deductio
from his healthy appearance.
*   *   *
In another part of this issue will t
found an article clipped from a T<
ronto paper, dealing with a subje
which is of great importance to tt
citizens of Victoria, and which is
peculiar interest to me, because
treats of a matter on which I ha
(Continued on Page 6) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19,   1910
0C1ETY
The engagement has been announced recently of Miss Olive Bryden, only daughter of Mr. J. Bryden
of Head Street, to Captain A. D.
Macdonald. Both young people are
well known in this city.
* *   *
Mr. H. F. Bullen is paying an extended visit  to  Ottawa  on business.
* *   *
Miss Janet MacKay from Vancouver is visiting friends in Victoria.
* *   *
A marriage which took place recently in London at St. Peter's
Church, Eaton Square, was that of
Mr. Clive Ncwcomc Trench, third son
of the Hon. Cosby Trench, and Miss
Kathleen Maclvor, daughter of the
late Major Ivar Maclvor and Mrs.
Maclvor.
* *   * I
Mr.   ancl   Mrs.   C.   E.   Pooley   left!
during the week via.the Northern Pa
cine on a visit to Mexico.
Mr. G. Courtenay was a week end
visitor  to  Seattle.
Miss Matheson from Kamloops is
a guest at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. E. J. Palmer, who was in the
city on a short visit, has returned
to his home at Chemainus.
* *   *
Mr. J. R. P. Kurd from Chemainus
was a guest in the city for a few
days  of last  week.
* *   *
Mr. J. C. Gilslcy is down from
Duncan on a short visit.
* *   *
Mr. Justice Irving, accompanied by
his daughter, Miss Paula Irving, left
during the week via the C.P.R. for
New York, where they will sail on
the Cunarder Caronia on a tour of
the Mediterranean;
Mrs. Leslie Carter, who Appears at the Victoria, Feb. 25th.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Satton, from
Montreal, are guests in the city.
* *   *
Mr. F. C. Gamble was a visitor to
Vancouver during the week.
* *   *
Miss Maud Cowley of this city is
risking in  Vernon.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. D. -H. Wilson and
Hiss Wilson, from Vancouver, spent
few days of the week in the city
isiting friends.
* *   *
Mr. Evan Hooson, who has been
visitor in the city for the last week,
as returned to his home at Pender
sland.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. John Field, from
'ancouver  are  paying  a  short  visit
> Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. T. B. Orchard from Calgary is
the citv on a short visit.
Last Wednesday afternoon Mrs.
Beauchamp Tye, Douglas street, was
hostess of a very charming tea and
handkerchief shower given in honour
of her sister, Miss Doris Clute, who
is to be married shortly. Some of
those present were; Miss Irene Newling, Miss B. Gaudin, Miss Veva
Blackwood, Miss Lorna Eberts, Miss
Eberts, Miss Mason, Miss T. Monteith, Miss Johnson, Miss Hannington, Miss Day, Miss Matheson, Mrs.
Fagan and many others.
* *   *
The captain and officers of H.M.S.
Egeria have issued invitations for a
dance to be given on February 22nd.
* *   *
Miss Barbara Keast of this city is
visiting her brother Mr. Herbert
Keast of Duncan.
* *   *
Mr. Clifford Denham has returned
from a trip to Seattle.
(Continued on Page 4)
CUT
GLASS
Ranging from 50c to $75
Cut Glass Fern Dishes (the
newest novelty), Rose Bowls,
Jugs, Vases, Candle Sticks, Jelly
Dishes, Butter Plates, Sandwich
Dishes, Bon Bons, Liqueur
Bottles, Whisky Sets, Nut
Bowls, Flower Baskets, Salt
Cellars, Knife Rests, Claret,
Sherry and Port Wine Glasses,
Lemonade and Water Tumblers.
W. H. WILKERSON
The Jeweler
915 Government Street
Tel 1606
Saturday, Feb. 19
Mr. Louis James
Mr.   Louis   James   presents   Shakespeare's Grand Historical Play
!!enry The Eighth
Mr James, as "Cardinal Wolsey"
Aphie  James  as  "Queen  Katharine"
Entire Scenic Equipment
Company of Thirty-five
Prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
Seat sale open  10 a.m. Thursday,
February 17th.
Monday, Feb. 21
Henry W. Savage offers
The Merry
WidoAv
(Du Lustige Witwe)
A Viennese Operetta in Three Acts
Music by Frank Lehar; Book by
Victor Leon and Leo Stein; English
Lyrics by Adrian Ross; Production
staged by Mr. G. Marion; Own
Orchestra.
Prices—75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50.
Seat sale open Friday, February 18.
Mail orders will receive their usual
attention.
Friday, Feb. 25
America's   Distinguished   Emotional
Actress
Mrs. Leslie Carter
Has the Honour of Presenting
VASTA HERNE
By Edward  Pcple
Mrs. Leslie Carter as Vasta Heme
Prices—soc, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00.
Mrs. R. S. Day was one of last
week's visitors to Vancouver.
*   *   *
Mr. H. Cuthbert of this city has
left for an extended visit to New
York.
Interesting
Instructive
ROMAN©
THEATRE
A visit to our amusement house will prove that we have the best
in Moving Pictures and Illustrated Songs.
Daily from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., and 7 until 11 p.m.
Saturday performances commence at 1 p.m. sharp.
Complete change every Monday, Wednesday and  Friday.
ADMISSION—Ten Cents; Children at Matinee, Five Cents.
ORCHESTRA IN ATTENDANCE.
A PLACE OF ATTRACTION FOR THE
YOUNG AND OLD IS
EMPRESS
THEATRE
The strides made in the improvement of Moving Pictures are
nothing more than marvellous.
They are not only interesting to look at but instructive and
impressive and oftentimes portray a lesson worth learning.
Complete change of programme on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays.
Continuous performance:  2.00 to .30—700 to 10.30 p.m.
Children's Matinees: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday—Five Cents.
Admission - Ten Cents
na jcjtic
THEATRE
Yates Street, Just Below Government
where you can see the latest and best Motion Pictures
money and skill can produce. Illustrated songs. Continuous performance daily from 2 to 5.30—7 to il.
Admission—10 cents;   Children to Matinee, 5 cents.
CHANGE OF PROGRAMME
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
PANTAGES
THEATRE
Week of Feb. 14
MIRTH AND MUSIC
PRETTY GIRLS
CLASSY DANCING
SWEET SINGING
ELEGANT COSTUMES
A CREATION
ARMSTRONG
MUSICAL COMEDY
COMPANY
THE
New Grand
Week of Feb. 21
First American Vaudeville Tour
of thc European Sensation
6—BALTON TROUPE-*
World's Greatest Women Ariel-
ists. Direct from London and
New York Hippodrome
REESE PROSSER
The Celebrated Minstrel Tenor,
assisted by
Miss Helen Reed
At the Piano, presenting a delightful Vocal and  Musical
Offering
SMITH ft HARRIS
n  their Sicnic Travesty
"At The North Pole"
Billy Flo
MILLER and RUSSELL
Presenting
"The Lunatic and the Girl"
THOS. J. PRICE
NEW   MOVING   PICTURES
OUR    OWN    ORCHESTRA THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1910
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
'THE WEEK" PUBLISHING
COMPANY. LIMITED.
Published at VICTORIA and VANCOUVER
1208   Government St.,  Victoria, B.C.
W. BLAKEMORE, Editor
Psychic Force
DY BOHEMIAN
Sometimes, though not always, I try
to write on the topic of the moment,
and after half-an-hour's quiet cogitation I have decided that really the
most important subject occupying the
thoughts of men at present, is one for
which I am unable to find a name,
but which comprises a study of those
mysterious influences and powers,
which are sometimes called "occult,"
and which, if not supernatural, are at
any rate supernormal.
Attention has been re-directed to
these subjects by the painstaking investigations recently conducted in the
Old Country by Professor Oliver
Lodge, Professor Crookes and their
colleagues. Emphasis has also been
added by the remarkable manifestations of Eustasia Palladino. I have
recently enjoyed the privilege of discussing these matters with several
persons who have witnessed remarkable manifestations, and who have
had definite experience in the exercise
of psychic force. I at once admit
that I am not equipped to discuss the
subject on a scientific basis; it is too
profound and expert, for even those
who have devoted a lifetime to the
study speak with bated breath, and
with little definiteness.
Still, there are occurrences duly
noted, which not merely baffle the ordinary, but the expert mind, . and
which undoubtedly establish the fact
that there are more things in heaven
and earth than are dreamt of in our
philosophy. I started out a sceptic
with respect to all matters supernatural or supernormal, but have
made some advance, since I am now
driven to admit that the ground originally taken was untenable. I prefer still to draw the line at the supernatural, in spite of the fact that on
Sunday evening last I heard a more
or less eminent divine, of course American, declare before a thousand people that the age of miracle is not past,
and that he himself had witnessed and
taken part in the raising of one from
the dead. All I have to say on that
subject is that my faith is not as
strong as his credulity.
I decline to dogmatise on the sub
ject of ghosts, spirits, communication
with thc spirit-world, and indeed any
of the more occult phases of the mysteries of life. There is, however, a
subject, somewhat akin to this, which
demands, and is receiving widespread
attention. It" includes telepathy, the
influence of mind upon mind, and possibly the influence of mind upon matter; it certainly includes the study of
what is sometimes called "a dual personality," but which is, however, but
the admitted existence in every man
of sub-conscious mind.
Tt is impossible to approach this
subject without being reminded of the
traditional knowledge of the ancients.
It was not only in the arts, but in
the sciences that the savants of Egypt
and Babylonia possessed secrets
which the world of today wots not
of. Tt is not more wonderful that
they should have touched the mainsprings of psychic force, than that
they should have discovered a process
of hardening bronze until it would cut
stone from which the hardest steel of
today would turn. Most of their secrets are buried with them, but in the
so-called  conjuring and clairvoyancy
of the Hindus a survival is found of
some of their most startling achievements.
It is not necessary to believe that
every mysterious performance is a
trick; indeed, there have been demonstrations so mysterious that they
have to be accepted although they
cannot be explained, and which have
been produced under conditions precluding the possibility of trickery. It
may now be accepted as a demonstrated fact that the mind of man can
influence his fellows through a medium which cannot be defined, but
which is neither the spoken word, nor
physical contact. The medium may be
waves of ether, or some marvellous
electric or magnetic fluid, but what
ever the medium there can be no
question as to the fact. I will give
a few illustrations for the truthful
ness of which I vouch, and which
in my opinion cannot be explained on
any other ground.
Within the last week a number of
gentlemen were sitting in a committee room arguing a contentious subject. The parties were pretty equally divided and diametrically opposed.
Much heat was engendered and the
debate waxed fast and furious. A
looker-on having ino interest in the
subject, and known to possess extraordinary psychic powers, concentrated
all his force upon considering the subject, and willed with all the energy
of which he was capable that the contest should subside, that there should
be an amicable solution upon specific
terms which had not even been hinted
at in the debate, which were in no
sense a logical conclusion of the argument which had been put forward,
and which therefore involved a distinct departure from what was in the
minds of the parties. Silent, concentrated, watchful, he looked on. In
about twenty minutes an entire
change came over the debaters, and
then like a bolt from the blue, came
the suggestion for a settlement upon
the precise terms which he willed,
and, almost without demur, the suggestion was accepted on both sides.
There may be many ingenious explanations of this, but I know of none
which will fit the case without conceding the principle involved in the possession and exercise of remarkable
psychic force.
Another test which I have often
seen the same man apply, and which
in my presence he applied this week
with perfect success, is to will confusion of tongue to a person addressing him, and however cogent and lucid a conversationalist the man may
be, he will presently begin to stammer, to hesitate and finally stop altogether, having completely lost the
thread of his argument. This faculty
has been developed to such an extent
by the person to whom I refer that
he never fails.
Another case which occurs to me
took place in the Old Country. I had
a friend there who was an expert
player of draughts, or as the game
is called out here, checkers. A championship match was arranged between
him and a neighbouring player of
marked ability, and the latter, proving too strong, my friend lost. When
the match had been decided the latter proposed just one more game, the
result to have no bearing on the result of the match. This was agreed
to. The game reached a critical point
where one move on the opponent's
part would lead to certain victory,
another to certain defeat. My friend
observed this and concentrated all his
powers to force the wrong move. The
other man was pondering over the
board, which gave a little time for the
influence to work. Then hc put out
his hand, hesitated and withdrew it.
Again he did the same thing. At last
he picked up the draught, and made
as though to place it on the right
square; then he wavered, his hand
showed indecision, and finally with an
air of conviction,  as  though he  felt
/he merchants of this good burg of ours
tl ave plenty of enterprise.
Of business=getting they have powers
Jfl asterly, keen and wise.
A number of them are millionaires,
O ome own their hundreds few,
R unning with wisdom their affairs**
C ourteous, straightforward and true.
t/sers of Printing these merchants are«
Some get it locally, some from afar.
• .1
A 11 they who have it done right here at hand
Confess that Cusack's the best in the land.
Knowledge like this— What's that? Go slow!
But, anyhow, Telephone Two=Two=0h!
sure that he was right, put it down
on the wrong square and lost the
game.
Instances of a similar nature can be
multiplied a thousand times, but these
three are sufficient to show that a
force, call it what you will, exists,
which in some individuals can be developed to such an extent that a man
can compel the carrying out of his
own will by others in direct opposition to their desires.
Captain R. J. Tatlow is paying a
business trip to Vancouver.
*   *   *
Mayor A. E. Planta, from Nanaimo,
was in town for a few days of last
week.
SOCIETY
(Continued from Page 3)
Mr. A.  Hewson and family, from
Brisbane, Queensland, are on a short
visit to Victoria, and while here are
registered at the Empress.
* *   *
Miss Schwengers is visiting friends
in Seattle.
* *   *
Mr. Ross Turner from Vancouver
was a visitor to the city during the
week.
* *   *
Mr. A. D. Taylor crossed over to
Vancouver  on  Wednesday  evening's
boat.
+   *   *
Mrs. Ditmire, from San Francisco,
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Harry
Howson, Fort street.
* *   *
Mrs. Fagan, Esquimalt Road, held
a reception last Monday afternoon in
honour of her mother, Mrs. Chute, of
New Westminster and Miss Matheson, who is matron of the Sanatorium
at Tranquille.
CORRESPONDENCE
The Week accepts no responsibility
for the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be Inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer or a nom de plume, but the
writer's name and address must be
given to the Editor as an evidence of
bona fides. In no case will lt be
divulged without consent.
Sir,—In your evening contemporary
on Tuesday last appeared a letter
from a resident of View street drawing attention to the obstruction of the
sidewalk on View and Douglas streets
by the contractors of the new buildings there. The letter concluded with
a pathetic appeal to the editor for
help in the matter. Here was a
chance for that individual who poses
as the protector of the rights of the
people to take up the cudgels on their
behalf. Here was a veritable and very
obvious grievance affording a splendid opportunity for girding at the
powers that be and proving the solicitous care the journal always professes for the rights ot the people.
How has it answered the appeal?
Only by absolute silence on the subject in its columns, and if evidence is
required of the chance of getting help
on this or kindred occasions let the
enquirer turn to where the paper itself is erecting a building on Fort
street. There, the sidewalk on the
north side in front of this proposed
building is absolutely cut off, and pedestrians, of whom there are many, as
the street is one of the most used in
the city, are compelled to paddle
along in the road where a most offensive class of mud has been created
by the    building   operations    of the
Times itself, coupled with and aided!
by meterological conditions. So muchl
for the amount of assistance the people may expect from this journal in
time of want. That the city itself is
responsible for the grievance is only
too obvious. By-laws exist to pro
vide a remedy but the officers whose
duty it is to enforce them is either
asleep or counting the profit his
winking brings him. Yet so long
suffering are the people of this city
that probably nothing will be done.
The state of the streets is and always
has been a disgrace, for a large part
of which the abyssmal ignorance of
the authorities on matters they profess to control is largely responsible.
They sit up in the council chamber
and talk and prate about things involving expenditures of millions when
the simplest problems involving only
small expenditures are absolutely unnoticed. Can any greater proof of
their unfitness for their position be
afforded?
CHARLES ST. BARBE.
Mrs. Rashun—That new beehivi
hat of yours makes your face lool
very short.
Mrs. Fashion—That's funny; i
made my husband's face look verj
longl
Too Busy
Mrs. Neighbors—"Did you eve
notice that Mrs. Chatterton neve
tells you a thing about herself?"
Mrs. Homer—"Yes; it keeps her
busy telling things about other peo
pie that she has no itme to talk aboi
herself."
Not a Magazine One
"When  I  went  into  Smith's  th
afternoon,   Luella   was   devouring
novel.
"That's odd.    When I called th
morning, she was eating a cereal." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1910
Spring Blossoms
IN THE NEW CURTAIN AND DRAPERY MATERIALS
Delightful Springtime brightness and freshness woven in these new Cretonnes and
other curtain materials just received yesterday. Never a nicer assortment ever opened
in this city. Here in excellent time, too, for the first Spring changes in the home's
adornment.
Delightful new effects which give richness and harmonies never hinted at before
in Cretonnes, Chintzes and the other lines. Designs and color combinations suitable
for any decorative scheme and prices that'll fit any purse.   What more could you ask?
Here's a special invitation to come in and inspect these latest additions and to see
the magnificent stock of spring curtain materials we offer here. GGet acquainted with
the Weiler offerings—you'll find them mirroring the very newest ideas of the leading
fashion centres. And now is the time to purchase Spring Curtains and Curtains
Materials.    Just try the Weiler Store.
THE NEW CRETONNES ARE THE BEST YET
The new cretonnes are unquestionably the finest we have ever displayed—the best
assortment of patterns and the best in quality that has ever been offered Victorians]
And direct importing of very large quantities enables us to offer these at prices
that'll permit every home to "brighten up" this spring.
Charming floral effects, dainty rosebud and ribbon patterns, new School of Art
designs—floral designs in rose and mauve on white, cream and jasper grounds—in gold
and green, combinations of blue and green, red and green and in two-tone blues,
Portuguese and Old English i Chintz patterns. There's a wealth . of choice in both
patterns and price—something to suit you and your home. These materials are suitable
for bedroom curtains, loose covers, cushion, casement curtains, etc. Don't fail to see
them.   Priced at, per yard, 60c, 50c, 40c, 35c, 30c and 20c
POPLIN—A RICH MATERIAL AT SMALL PRICE
If you want a beautiful, rich curtain or drape, better try this lovely Poplin. Makes
handsome, rich curtains for windows, for doorways, archways, etc., and at a very low
price considering the luxurious effect produced. We know of nothing at the price that
can compare with this material. It comes in most delightful shades of champagne,
pale blue, dark gold, and in two shades of greeu, 52 inches wide. Don't miss this.
Priced at, per yard  $1.50
REVERSIBLE CHINTZ—65c
Reversible Chintz, in pretty Art Decoration—Peacock, in reds and blues on
jasper grounds. These are charming
pieces and very pretty curtains can
be produced through the use of this.
Reversible, too; 50 inches wide and
for such stylish creations, is priced
very fair at, per yd 65c
PRETTY WOOL CHALLIS
Wool Challis is ever popular because it
hangs so softly—it is one of the
easiest materials to "drape," that we
show. These new arrivals are bound
to be popular—they are so dainty.
We have some pretty effects in blue
and    green    and    blue    and    gold.
WE WANT YOU TO SEND YOUR NAME FOR OUR BIG CATALOG-
IT'S FREE.
Priced at, per yard *. $1.50
ANOTHER PRETTY MATERIAL IS BOLTON SHEETING
Bolton Sheeting is another pretty curtain and drapery material, and we have just
added some pretty pieces to our stock of curtain materials. This material is 54 inches
wide. It comes in solid colours—pretty shades of olive, reseda, rose, blue, brown, etc.
A pretty finish and a material that will drape easily and prettily.   Priced at per yd, 60c
BIG RANGE OF CURTAIN TRIMMINGS
We stock a large assortment of suitable trimmings for curtains, drapes, etc.
Simple and elaborate they are, and many are the "effects" to be secured through the
combination of these and the pretty materials. We have a Curtain Manufacturing
Department that is prepared to execute your orders, and we promise you the utmost
satisfaction. The best houses in Victoria, Vancouver, etc., display productions of this
department.
LET US SHOW YOU OUR LACE CURTAINS
When in viewing these beautiful new curtain and drapery materials, don't fail to
see our magnificent range of lace curtains. We have an assortment that will surprise
you in its diversity of styles and prices. The very newest and smartest curtain
creations from Great Britain, Switzerland and such curtain centres are on exhibition.
You'll not find the equal of this show elsewhere in the city nor in the province,
and you'll find that the prices we quote look remarkably similar to those asked for
curtains of very ordinary worth.   Pleased to show you the stock.
Come In and See the New Spring Carpets and Rugs
FURNISHERS OF
CHURCHES
SCHOOLS
BOATS
SINCE 1862
AT VIOTORIA, B.O.
Complete Home Furnishers
Victoria, B.C.
FURNISHERS OF
HOMES
HOTELS
CLUBS
SINCE 1862
AT VIOTORIA, B.O.
Maud Powell
To a pathetically small house on
Tuesday last Maud Powell gave a
treat, which the absentees well deserve to have missed. Accompanied
by Waldemar Liacjowsky, a pianist of
unusual merit, she entranced her audience, who, though scanty in numbers,
were vociferous in applause. Perhaps
the gem of the evening was the Sonata in A major written by Cesar
Franck, who is generally regarded as
the father of the modern French
school of composition. The Sonata
is peculiarly adapted to the violin and
one might say to Mde. Powell, for in
it she gave the majority of her audience a new conception of tie possibilities of violin of violin playing. Her
rendering of Sarasate's "Spanish
Dance" was particularly happy. Mde.
Powell showed her appreciation of the
enthusiasm of the few who were there
to greet her by responding to several
encores, one of which was Schumann's
"Traumerei." Her playing of this
piece was exquisite, interpreting as
she did the actual meaning of the
word, viz., "Dreams that wave before
the half-shut eye," in such a manner
that anyone would have understood
the meaning, even without a knowledge of German. It is unlikely that
Mde. Powell will ever consent to repeat her visit to Victoria, in view of
the fact that such a poor welcome was
extended her, but if ever she can be
persuaded to return, there is no
doubt but that, as in a similar case
S. R. O.
In the past I have had frequent occasion  to  pass  severe  criticisms  on
with Mde. Gadski, it will be a case of  different  artistes, who, having made
Mabel Wilbur, who Sings the Title Role in "The Merry Widow"
their reputation in the States (though
Mde. Powell's fame is as well known
in Canada as on the other side of the
line) have come to Victoria heralded
with loud flourish of trumpets, and
many times Victoria theatre-goers
have had legitimate excuse for keeping away from "truck" of that sort.
But Mde. Powell has not only an American reputation, but an international
one, and it is a reproach to the music
lovers of the city that they should
have been ignorant of the recognized
ability of an artiste who has invariably played to crowded houses of
educated, musical critics.
Vaudeville
The feature of thc past week in
vaudeville circles has been the enormous success of the experiment at
Pantages Theatre in producing musical comedy. That the public have appreciated the change has been evidenced by the crowded houses which
have prevailed at each of the three
performances given every day by the
Armstrong Musical Company, who
have been playing "In Gay Paree."
Of course the version rendered is a
"boiled down" one of the original,
lasting about an hour-and-a-half. But
it is genuine all right. There is an
excellent chorus of eight girls, prettily dressed, who dance and sing every
bit as well as the chorus in a big
show. The leading lady has a fine
voice and uses it well. The leading
man possesses a magnificent bass
voice, and his rendering of Harry
Lauder's song brings the house down.
Thc two comedians are distinctly
amusing. I, for one, am of opinion
that Pantages have done a good thing
in trying this experiment.
The New Grand also has been well
up to thc mark. Alf. Rippon is a good
ventriloquist and his colleague, McPherson is what he terms himself, "A
Komik Skot." "Disillusioned" is thc
comedy presented by Carlyle Moore
and Ethclyn Palmer, and a very fine
one it is. Les Theodors are sensational artists and do some wonderful
work. Peter F. Baker appears to have
all the known dialects at his fingertips, or I should say his tongue tip,
and has been scoring heavily.
Henry VIII
"Henry VIII," the latest revival announced by Louis James, has been
hailed by many of thc most conservative critics as one of the best historical dramas that has emanated
from the prolific pen of Shakespeare,
and in the portraiture of Cardinal
Wolscy, Mr. James has no equal since
death has robbed the world of his
only rival,—Sir Henry Irving.
It can, therefore, be safely predicted
that in this season's choice of a vehicle to disclose the excellent qualities inherent to this admirable actor,
he has selected one that is sure to
meet with approbation and success.
Aphie James in this revival will impersonate Queen Katharine, a character made famous by all the great actresses who havc essayed the role, and
a role that has made many actresses
famous by its excellent possibilities
for intense portraiture.
The supporting company and production is said to be in every respect
equal to the many other excellent revivals made by Mr. James in the past
decade.
At the Victoria Theatre Saturday,
February 19,
The Merry Widow
"The Merry Widow," with its infectious waltz, its bountiful chorus,
dancers and superb orchestra is coming back to this city for a return cn-
gamement which it is believed will
beat the record of records which was
created when Savage's merry makers
were here before.
(Continued on Puge S) THE WEEK, SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY 19.  1910
11
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You Cook by Gas
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your life, now is the time to make a change for the better.    A Gas Range will prove more efficient than a coal range and requires less fuel and less care.
The absolute safety, the comfort ancl cleanliness of
gas are enough to recommend it, even without the
ever important fact that it is more economical than
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ceases tlie moment you turn off the gas. It will
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A Gas heating apparatus is also most desirable
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over-heated flues for those sensible people who cook
and heat with Gas.
You are most cordially welcome to visit our showrooms whether you desire to purchase or merely to look.    We will gladly explain the many advantages
of gas for cooking and heating purposes.
The Victoria Gas Co., Ltd
Corner Fort and Langley Streets
Victoria, B. C.
At the Street Corner
By THE LOUNGER
(Continued from Page 2)
touched, not    once,   nor    twice, nor
thrice, but many times, and which recently called forth the following remark from one of the aldermen.
Speaking of the proposal to erect a
public convenience near the Post
Office, he said:—"This is a public necessity, and the lack of a public convenience in a central spot is driving
many a man into the saloon." I
quoted those same words in the issue
of January 29th, and I repeat them
here as they have a still greater significance when taken in conjunction
with the article I have referred to
above. In The Week of February
16th, 1907, I said in this column:—
"There are certain natural laws to
be complied with. At present the man
is forced into a saloon." The necessity for such institutions is obvious
to all, and if my readers will read,
mark, learn and inwardly digest the
Toronto clipping, and then will set
themselves to enforce the carrying out
of the practical suggestions therein
contained, they will do more for the
good of their city and for the cause
of temperance than by petty squabbles
promoted by jealousy or by high-fa-
lutin', anti-drink, evangelistic campaigns.
*   *   *
With reference to the remarks I
made a week or so ago regarding the
non-lighting of Dallas Road, I have
been requested to voice the same complaint by a resident on Heywood
avenue. The easiest way to reach this
road is by taking the Cook street car,
but from the end of Cook street to
the end of the avenue where there is
one lamp there prevails a Tartarean
darkness. The first thing created was
light; but that was in the creation of
the world. The last thing created is
light; but that is in the creation of
Victoria.    The third Collect for the
Evening Service in the Anglican
Church, appeals to many residents in
Victoria, but to none more potently
than to the "dwellers in darkness" on
Heywood avenue.
* * *
There are a good many people who
consider that there is absolutely no
necessity for boys to be on the street
selling papers, and the reason they
allege is that it affords the latter an
excuse to stay out on the streets,
when they should be at home, or with
some responsible guardian. I hardly
go quite as far as that, but I do think
that the street sales should cease, say,
at seven o'clock; by that time everyone who needs a paper and is too lazy
to enter a store to buy one, could
have bought one, and it would provide also for the passenger boat custom. However, that may be, there is
one point which I would make. There
should be some sort of discrimination
used in selecting these boys. As far
as possible they should be of the same
size; either all fairly well grown lads,
or all small boys. And as a reason
for saying this I will tell of what I
witnessed at the corner of Government and Yates last Wednesday evening. I was standing close to a man
who wanted a paper; a big lad came
up, and just as the sale was being
effected another, of the same size
"butted in" and tried to get the customer. The latter refused, saying
that he was already buying from the
first one. Whereupon, whilst he was
feeling in his pocket for tht necessary
nickel, the second youngster vented
his disappointment by. saying: "Yah,
don't believe you've got the price
anyway." Naturally indignant, the
man replied that he would buy from
neither, and beckoned a smaller specimen of the tribe over from the other
side. At once both boys cried: "No,
he can't come over here; we've a
union of our own, and that's his side,"
and when the kid came they used
force to keep him away. The customer promptly seized one cheeky lad
by the scruff of the neck, and another
bystander seized the other; the small
boy got his nickel, and made his getaway. Rather funny sort of conduct
for boys who make their pocket
money by selling papers. A species
of intimidation. Both the lads in question were big enough to work, though
they may not have been old enough
to leave school. Anyhow, it comes
to this that they were going to take
advantage of their size to prevent
Master kiddie from selling to a man
who had called him over from his own
side of the street, according to newsboy unions. I can't say that I have
noticed much tendency of these last
members of a union to keep to one
side of the street. To my mind it
looked  more like  a  case  of  might
against right.
*   *   *
"Tootle, tootle, little bird;
How   I   think   you   most  absurd!
Perched  above  the   court   so  high,
Like a rhymester in the sky."
It is gratifying to learn that the re-
portorial staff of the Colonist has attained that degree of moral beatification which renders the exhortation of
moral maxims a work of supererogation. Time was, and not so long ago,
when the gentlemen of the Fourth
Estate, who congregate in that upper
story, would have admitted the appropriateness of the old proverb, "People
who live in glass houses should not
throw stones," but on the indubitable
authority of "tootle bird," we are justified in believing that there has been
such a reformation that the terms
"vag" and "jag1" no longer possess any
significance, and indeed the conversion has been so complete that the
usual intolerance of the new convert for
weaknesses, which he once manifested, but now abhors, is cropping up in
the harmless little rhymes, which
usurp the place of police court news,
and for which a corner might be
found in the children's column. All of
which encourages the hope that the
day of salvation has not yet ended
even for a poor LOUNGER.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
two mlles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and one mile east of License
No. 36; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 0 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
five miles east of the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham Island, and two
miles east of License No. 28, thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
Jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I. F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles east of the outlet of the
Yakoun River and one mile east of
License No. 28, Graham Island, thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
two mlles south and five miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and two miles east of License
No. 36; thence north 80 chains; then<_<_
east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
Jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
Bensonhurst—Does your wife find
fault with the size of the flat?
Yorkville—There isn't room for
complaint.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and east of License No. 36;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and east of License No. 37;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent,
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and one mile east of License No.
37; thence south 80 chains; thence east
80 chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
Jan 16 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
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Mrs. Jimmie's Diplomacy
By IZOLA FORRESTER
Young Mrs. Osorne looked up at
her social secretary in laughing surprise. But there was no answering
smile on the face of Kitty Howard.
She held up the paper. It was a select and diplomatic list of the guests
for Mrs. Osborne's dinner on the
seventeenth. And all Ferncliffe was
talking of that dinner, for, of the entire season's output of brides, young
Mrs. Jimmie Osborne was absolutely
the most interesting.
"You simply mustn't ask him if you
ask her," exclaimed Kitty firmly, if
ambiguously. "It's impossible. They
haven't gone to the same places at all
this season. They're never seen together in public. Everybody understands that it's merely a question of
time."
"What is?" demanded Mrs. Osborne, still with a dimple showing
mischievously in her left cheek, as
she bent over the list.
"The divorce. Her father doesn't
believe in divorce, and Lorraine
knows that if she goes against his
wishes, he will toss the whole thing
over to her stepbrother, Everard,
when he dies."
"I don't believe that's the reason at
all," answered Mrs. Osborne, looking
out the broad, low window at the
sweep of the Highlands across the
Hudson, their rolling summits mingling with the tender dove grays and
hyacinth blues of the morning haze.
"I know Lorraine Carroll fairly well.
She is not the kind of girl who would
waste her life's happiness waiting for
her father's death to release her from
a fancied obligation to his sense of
right and wrong. Let's see. She married Alan Carroll last Christmas,
didn't she, Kitty?"
"Tt was Christmas Eve," nodded the
secretary. "They were married down
at the Major's home in Georgia, and
traveled abroad until July. But everyone saw right away that something
was jangled in the bridal melody as
soon as they showed up here. Dot
Van Antwerp met them over in Paris
in May, and she said poor Alan was
looking awfully bored even then, and
said he was sick and tired of being
dragged around in a 'bubble' from the
Campagna to the North Sea and back
again."
"Cross Dot Van Antwerp's name off
that list," said young Mrs. Osborne
blithely. "She would jar the harmony."
"Then you really mean to invite >
them both?"
"I certainly do. I am not supposed
to have a long distance private wire
connected with the Carrolls' family
troubles, and it is perfectly proper to
invite them both. Besides, it will be
fun."
Kitty shook her head dubiously. It
was useless to argue when Mrs. Osborne showed her dimple, and had
that far-away gleam of suppressed
mischief in her merry blue eyes. The
invitation was sent to Mr. and Mrs.
Alan Delorme Carroll. The Cedars,
Ferncliffe, N.J.
The evening of the seventeenth was
threatened by sudden, fitful thunderstorms. No rain had fallen, but from
the mountains great, low masses of
clouds swept down, with far-off mut-
terings of thunder and vivid cuts of
lightning, but before they reached thc
river the last sunset rays pierced and
shredded them to mere, fluttering,
wraithlike wisps of vapor.
"It will catch us just about ten
o'clock," Jimmie Osborne remarked,
pausing for a moment by the side of
his charming wife. "Everybody here?"
"Everybody except—" Mrs. Osborne did not finish. Doubtfully, she
had glanced over to where Alan Carroll stood talking with Grace Sewall.
Grace was perfectly safe for him to
talk with. She had taken up Sunday
kindergarten work lately, and could
be relied upon to bore him to death.
And anxiously young Mrs. Osborne
watched each newcomer. It lacked
but five minutes of the dinner hour,
and still no sign of Lorraine Carroll.
Perhaps, after all, Kitty had been
right.   Suddenly she inclined her head
with a gay smile of greeting, and
with outstretched hand met the late
guest who hesitated slightly as the
footman announced her name.
"Mrs. Alan Delorme Carroll!"
For one half-minute she stood there,
with the long, white sweep of drapery behind her, her beautiful young
face lifted as if to meet the critical
gaze of her kind. Society at Ferncliffe had not been overly cordial to
this southern bride, Alan Carroll it
knew well and liked. It could not
believe him to be in the wrong. And,
anyway, it held it wise to look askance at those who would break the
bond of wedlock before even the first
year had passed. So, in a gentle way,
it had disciplined Lorraine Carrol for
her Georgia pride.
But suddenly, even as her hand
touched that of her hostess, Mrs. Carroll caught sight of her husband.
Their eyes met, hers flashing, his surprised and annoyed; then she passed
down the room, Bobbie Harrington
claiming her as his partner for dinner.
"For Heaven's sake, Madge, do you
know what you've done?" gasped Jimmie helplessly.   "Alan is furious."
"I'm sure I don't know what you
are talking about," replied little Mrs.
Osborne firmly, but with her dimples
.in full evidence. "Alan is to take me
in to dinner, and he's sulking over
there in the corner. Tell him to come
here at once. They are waiting for
me to lead the way."
It was by far the most successful
dinner of the season. Even those who
had come to criticize fully agreed that
Mrs. Osborne had kept her reputation
for originality, when they beheld the
Carrolls seated at the same table. Not
once did Lorraine's glance extend to
the man beside her hostess. Smiling,
with a touch of scorn on her full,
curved lips, she listened to Bobbie's
chatter or exchanged a word with her
vis-a-vis, Jack Kinnaird. But little
Mrs. Osborne, watching both her difficult guests, noticed with inward satisfaction how Carroll stared moodily
down the table at the figure in white
crape, with bands of silver gleaming
Greek fashion in her heavy, chestnut-
colored hair and a single magnolia
bud on her breast.
"Have you seen much of Dot since
your return?" she asked abruptly. Carroll shrugged his shoulders.
"She goes everywhere."
"Yes." Little Mrs. Osborne felt her
way over the quicksand cautiously,
and dallied with her salmi of quail.
"Dot's very popular. She has a way,
you know. Why, she was actually
telling us the other day that she had
had first chance at every single catch
of the past three seasons."
"First chance?" repeated Carroll,
with a man's flat, uncompromising
frankness when dealing with the ambiguities of feminine gossip. "What
did she mean?"
"Mean? Why, that all you boys had
been dead in love with her and had
been declined with thanks, as the first
step in your social education."
He did not answer, but met Mrs.
Osborne's gaze with clear directness,
a world of trouble in his boyish, eager
eyes. He wondered if that was what
Dot Van Antwerp had told Lorraine
that last night in Paris. It had all
been a horrible blundering mistake,
and nothing could explain away the
damning facts but his word. He had
gone for a run out to Fontainebleau
with the Murrays from Aberdeen.
Lorraine had made the trip to often
that she had pleaded fatigue. And he
had left the. Murrays to go or*, to Bar-
bizon as an artistic pilgrimage. And,
coming back, he had found Dot Van
Antwerp stranded at a wayside inn,
her chauffeur gone for help, her machine reduced to junk, and herself
most adorably desolate and distressed.
And Alan, foolish, chivalrous, even
neighborly, had offered to take her on
to Versailles, where she was to join
the Sewall party. That was absolutely all. He had acted merely as official
escort to a woman whom he knew
and had possibly flirted with in the
days of his cadet callowness.
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But when he reached Versailles
Lorraine was there and explanations
had been killed with quick scorn. She
wanted no explanations. It was absolutely his own affair, she told him.
He was free to act as he chose, she
supposed. And Dot, misty-eyed, apologetic, positively vicious in her attitude
of third party, had added fuel to the
flames by her tearful explanations and
her appeals to Alan to lift the cloud
from her.
So, between the two, Carroll had
shut his lips and refused even to deny
where there was nothing to deny or
to explain where there was nothing to
explain. He knew the truth and his
own motives, and if Lorraine cared to
let a little, mischief-making, married
flirt come between them and their
life's happiness, why, that was up to
her.
And there, in the softly lighted dining room, fragments of the story
reached Mrs. Osborne, drawn from
him by her sympathy and silent comprehension. When he had finished she
nodded her pretty head wisely.
"I knew it was Dot's doing," she
said firmly. "I told Jimmie she was
at the bottom of it. Now listen, Alan.
You—you love Lorraine still, don't
you?"
"So much that she simply holds my
life in the balance," he answered bitterly. "She refuses to see me or talk
to me. I even tried to get her on
the 'phone the other day on a matter
of business—think of it, my own wife!
—and she sent her secretary to talk
to me.   Can you imagine it?"
"Somewhat," laughed Mrs. Osborne,
as she rose from the table. "Go out
on the south balcony when you have
finished smoking. There isn't a 'phone
there, but—"
His eyes followed her eagerly, but
Mrs. Jimmie went on, happy in her
own campaign.
"I want to show you our new logia,"
she told Lorraine. "Jimmie likes to
gaze at the moon through vines and
between colonnades, and he had this
one copied from the little old villa
we had last year at Florence."
Lorraine followed her hostess willingly. She felt she could not bear the
music and chatter. The evening air
cooled her face, and she stood in silence tinder the great stone arches,
looking out at the storm-clouded sky.
A vagrant new moon was riding gallantly to the south, a mere silver wisp
in the racing clouds.
"I forgot," Mrs. Osborne said, "Mi-
rielle is to sing some of her crazy
little chansonettes as soon as thc men
come in. I must see that she doesn't
get huffy. You know her little ways
if she's neglected."
Lorraine nodded wearily and leaned forward on the stone balustrade.
She wished it were over, the whole
wretched, hopeless heartache and pain
of wrenching apart the ties. It had
been not only the fact of that ride
together from Fontainebleau. but thc
hundred and one little innuendoes Dot
Van Antwerp had tossed to her ever
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SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, P. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and flve miles east of
the outlet.of the Yakoun Eiver, Graham
Island, and two miles east of License
No. 37; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 60 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
P. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
iands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and east of License No. 44;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan IB Mathew Yomans, Agent.
since her marriage. She had said that
Alan had asked her to be his wife,
had hinted at letters she held, had
sympathized with him and tortured
her in ways the significance of which
only a woman could appreciate.
Now she cared no longer. If he
wanted his freedom—
Suddenly she caught her breath.
Without a word, she felt herself imprisoned in a close embrace. His way,
Alan's way—she knew it well. His
arms reached around her and turned
her to him, her face back on his
shoulder, his lips pressed to hers. She
closed her eyes with a quick, joyous
sense of helplessness and relief.
The first rippling chords of Miri-
elle's opening song reached them, then
her voice, rich, uneven, mellow, like
a boy's alto, singing some rollicking
tender, pathetic ditty of Montmartrc,
of "Pauvre Polichinelle" and his love
for a sugar candy baby doll over in
the confectioner's, a poor little sugar
candy baby doll that, all unwittingly,
he kissed until it melted and was
gone.
"Don't miss it, Lorraine," called
little Mrs. Osborne from thc window.
"It's storming, Jimmie says. You
had better come in."
"The storm's over, thanks, Mrs.
Jimmie," said Alan over his shoulder.
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District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
iands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and one mile east of License
No. 45; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and four miles east
of the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham Island, and east of License No. 45;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
iands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
four mlles south and flve miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and two miles east of License
No. 45; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to poltn of commencement; containing 640 acres more
or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles east of the outlet of the
Yakoun River, Graham Island, and one
mile east of License No. 29; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans. Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles east of the outlet of the
Yakoun River, Graham Island and east
of License No. 29; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
Jan 16 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles east of the outlet of the
Yakoun River, Graham Island, and one
mile east of License No. 29; thence 80
chains south; thence east 80 chains:
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
flve mlles east of the Yakoun River.
Graham Island, and two miles east of
the License No. 29, thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thonce
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
"It's all moonshine out here."
"Honeymoonshine?" queried Mrs.
Jimmie wickedly. But there was no
answer this time. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19.  iqio
MUSIC AND THE STAGE
(Continued from Page 5)
The company, as excellent as ever,
and in some respects strengthened,
will open the second season of "The
Merry Widow" at Victoria Theatre,
Monday, February 21.
Mrs. Leslie Carter
One of the events of the present
theatrical season will be the engagement in this city of the distinguished
emotional artiste, Mrs. Leslie Carter,
who is to appear here in her big success "Vasta Heme." This new drama
of the emotions was written especially for Mrs. Leslie Carter by Edward
Pcple, author of "The Prince Chap.''
It is the first modern drama in which
she has appeared since she became a
star; it is a play that gives her an opportunity for the display of those
emotional qualities which have won
her the characterization of "The American Bernhardt," and it deals with
a problem so striking, vital and unusual that Ibsen himself might have
found inspiration in the theme.
The play is in four acts, each of
which is an artistic marvel and in
which some novel effects are introduced; and the play, being modern,
affords Mrs. Carter a chance to display some wonderful gowns and
jewels. The supporting company is
an unusually efficient one.
At the Victoria Theatre Friday,
February 25.
New Grand Theatre
Now that the North Pole controversy is the subject of conversation,
the arctic travesty, "At the North
Pole." which is to be presented at the
Grand next week by Smith & Harris,
is in all respects a timely oddity. The
most thrilling details of Commander
Robert E. Peary's dash are given with
entertaining humour, and a hearty
laugh is in store for visitors to thc
theatre. The characters of this playlet arc that of Commander Robert E.
Peary and Matt Hensen, who was the
only man that went to the pole with
Commander Peary. A special set of
scenery is carried and the costumes
and effects arc realistic.
Reese Proser, the celebrated Minstrel Tenor, is making his vaudeville
debut next week. Mr. Proser has arranged a highly attractive musical offering. He is assisted by Miss Helen
Reed at the piano. Mr. Proser will
render sonic of his favorite minstrel
melodies, combined with the piano
playing of Miss Rccd.
Billy Miller and Fio Russell are presenting a ludicrous oddity, "The Lunatic and The Girl," introducing a little
singing, a little chatter and some
clever clever dancing. Mr. Miller as
the lunatic makes his entrance from
a Sanitorium and then the fun begins.
Miss Russell is a very dainty comedienne and possesses a very pleasing
voice.
In addition to the above there will
be a new song by Mr. Price and the
regular moving pictures.
MOMUS.
property becomes a commercial proposition. The reasons are not far to
seek and may be classified in order as:
Insufficient capital, incompetent management, and perhaps more than the
usual amount of trickery. The result
of such work as has been done justifies the conclusion that the first
company which starts out with sufficient capital, say anything from $100, •
000 to $200,000 under the unhampered
direction of a thoroughly competent
oil expert and with honest management on the spot to prevent trickery
with the rods, will assuredly meet
with a rich reward. The boring will
probably have to be carried down
2,500 feet and possibly 3,000 feet, but
this presents no difficulties to adequate equipment and good management. Such a hole should be drilled
inside of a year, and if it is well
placed with respect to the anti-clinal
which is known to exist in the neighbourhood of Sage Creek, the venture
may be regarded rather as an investment than a speculation.
Coming To Its Own
Many persons have wondered why
the Flathead country, both on the Alberta and British Columbia side of
thc Provincial boundary, has not long
ere this developed into a great oil
producing country. Tt is more than
twenty years since Dr. Selwyn and
Dr. G. M. Dawson, both in their day
heads of the Geological Department
of Canada, visited this section and
found oil on Sage Creek. No men
had greater scientific knowledge and
none wcre better able to size up the
geological formation of the country.
They both spoke and wrote in optimistic terms, and as a result of their
anticipations many oil companies havc
during thc last ten or a dozen years
attempted to exploit the country. A
flow has been struck in several holes
and many barrels of oil have been
sent out of the country, but no gusher
has been met with and it is the gusher
which must be found before an oil
Need of Public Conveniences
In an investigation as to the public
toilet facilities available to the people
of the City of Chicago, John K. Allen
states that it was repeatedly shown
that saloons depend more upon their
toilet facilities to bring them new
business than they do upon their free
lunch counters. The pastor of the
Eric Street chapel in Chicago, had his
attention aroused to the necessity for
the provision of these conveniences by
the statement made by a teamster,
that for many years he had been a
slave to the drink habit because his
work took him long distances away
from his place of employment and thc
saloon was the only place open to him
for necessary purposts. Even in
cities where private enterprise furnishes toilet conveniences to the people, many of these are not open on
Sunday or holidays, with a great attendant moral danger which should
not bc under-estimated.
An example of this danger is shown
by the shameful life and hopeless
death of a woman who counted as her
first mis-step the entering of a Chicago saloon because it offered her the
only place on a Sunday afternoon in
the downtown district where she
could go for such accommodation as
she must have. She was too sensitive
to accept these accommodations without purchasing, and there began a
taste for drink which ended in a life
of shame and a nameless grave in
the potter's field.
The added burden laid upon hotels,
office buildings, commercial establishments, railroad stations and the like,
in providing toilet facilities for the
general public who are not customers,
rests heavily upon private shoulders.
Tn the case of office buildings, the increased room given for such purposes
is withheld from rental, the increased
consumption of water is paid for at
meter rates, and requires an additional
mechanical equipment for its elevation
and distribution; additional elevator
service must be maintained, as these
rooms are usually placed near the tops
of buildings; and additional janitor
service is required. All of these
items amount to a considerable sum
more than would bc required if the
toilet facilities wcre confined to the
use of tenants. Tn one of the railroad
stations in thc City of Chicago recently observed, the men's tjilct room
was being visited at the rate of over
7,000 persons a day and the visit was
timed at a dull epriod. Thc attendant
reported that during the noon hour
the room was visited by at least 1,000
people each day from adjoining buildings. Tn a large retail store in Chicago at least 5 per cent, of the users
of the ladies' toilet room are employees from adjoining competitor establishments. While it is true that
this burden is cheerfully borne by
private establishments, it is none thc
less true that it is an unfair tax upon
Cold Storage
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VICTORIA, B.C.
Goods received at all hours.
Expert attention given.
Consignments solicited
Phone 2282    PO. Box 875
Satisfaction
\*Ve guarantee quality and satisfaction with every purchase of
Groceries.
Phone orders carefully at
tended to.
A.  POOL
623 Yates St. Phone 448
Watson's Old Stand
1$ 4.
There's
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So Sweet
In Life as
Love and
Dudleigh's
Mixture
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FORESHORE LEASE
184
TAKE NOTICE that I, James Chichester Harris, of Victoria, B.C., intend, 60
days after date to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a lease of
the following Foreshore, viz.: Commencing at a post planted at the southeast corner of Lot 56, Esquimalt District, thence northeasterly following the
sinuosites of the foreshore a distance ot
16 chains more or less to the northeast
corner of said  lot  56.
J.   C.   HARRIS.
Dated December 16th,  1909.
dec   25
private enterprise and should not be
permitted by the public.
Most municipalities make it an offence for a policeman to visit a saloon in uniform, except in the discharge of his duty. How unreasonable it is, then, to provide no place
for his necessary comforts and how
demoralizing it is to the public service
that this rule must be daily broken.
When Theodore Roosevelt was Police
Commissioner of New York City, he
wrote: One great trouble we find in
trying our policemen for going into
saloons in uniform is that they can
now plead a legitimate excuse."
M. F. Doherty, Chicago's Superintendent of Streets, make the statement that "The lack of and necessity
for public conveniences in connection
with our street cleaning forces has,
for ten years or more past, increasingly forced itself upon my attention.
Those employed in cleaning our
streets are to an extent foreign born
and too often lack that fine sense
which prevents their committing nuisances in alleys and slightly out of the
way corners from which bad odors
soon arise. Not infrequently such
places are in view of the passing public whose sensibilities are disgusted
or shocked. Underground, cleanly
kept closets and lavatories would tend
to the physical comfort and moral
well being of our large labour force."
—Toronto "Plumber and Steamfitter."
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve, notice of which was given In
the Gazette of the 2Sth October, 1909,
reserving all foreshore abutting on the
East Coast of Vancouver Island, and
extending from the head of Saanich Inlet to the 52nd parallel of north latitude,
and all coal underlying the said foreshore, as well as the coal under tne
sea fronting the said foreshore and
extending out therefrom a distance of
one mile, is cancelled.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., January 5th, 1910.
jan 8
VICTORIA' LAND   DISTRICT
District  of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Robert Armstrong, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation,
Master Mariner, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted in the
vicinity of Green Point, Thurlow Island,
Cardero Channel, at a post situate about
sixty chains in a south-easterly direction from said Green Point, and marked
"R.A.N.E."; thence 40 chains south;
thence 20 chains west; thence 40 chains
north; thence 20 chains east to the point
of commencement.
Dated  February  8th,  1910.
ROBERT ARMSTRONG,
feb 19 Per Chas. McHardy, Agent
"Some people can make even the
most commonplace subject interesting," said the loquacious youth.
"Yes," answered Miss Cayenne.
"Do tell me something of yourself."
A Warning
"Sir, I want to marry your daughter."
"Go slow, young man; go slow.
When I was your age, I wanted just
as  badly  to marry her  mother."
LAND REGISTRY ACT
In  the matter of an Application  for a
Duplicate    Certificate    of   Title   to
Lots 7, 13,  27, 35, 36, 46, 61, 62, 63,
67, 68, 69, 91. 92, 93, 105, West half
of Lot 8 and West half of Lot 14
of Suburban Lots 37 and 45, Esquimau  District.
NOTICE   is  hereby   given   that   It   is
my  intention   at  the  expiration  of  one
month  from  the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said lands, issued to
Mary   Elizabeth  Nicholson   on   the   2nd
day  of  December,   1890,   and  numbered
10805A.
Land Registry Offlce, Victoria, B.C.,
the llth day of February, 1910.
S.   Y.   WOOTTON,
feb 19 Registrar-General of Titles
He Couldn't Tell
Mrs. Benham—What did you marry me for?
Benham—I wish you'd answer those
hard ones and ask me the easy ones.
An Eye for Trade
"This is a most delightful place,"
said a tourist to an innkeeper in a
small town in the north of France,
"but it is certainly a strange idea to
paves the roads with such terribly
sharp flints."
"Ah, yes," replied the landlord.
"But what can you expect, Monsieur?
The mayor, he is a shoemaker."
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for eoal on the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about,.,
four miles south and four mlles east*
of the outlet of the Yakoun River,
Graham Island, and one mile east of
License No. 44; thence north 80 chains:
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated 13th January, 11110.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
iands:—■
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and five miles east of
the outlet o fthe Yakoun River, Granam
Island, and two miles east of License
No. 44; thence north 80 chains; tnence
east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
F. B. ALLARD,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
No. 407
CERTIFICATE   OF   THE   REGISTRATION    OF   AN     EXTRA-PROVINCIAL   COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that "The Win-
ton Motor-Carriage Company," an Extra-Provincial Company, has this day
been registered as a Company under the
"Companies Act, 1897," to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company is
situate at Cleveland, in Cuyahoga
County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is one million dollars, divided
into ten thousand shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company in this
Province Is situate at Victoria (918
Government Street), and Henry G. Law-
son, Barrister-at-Law, whose address Is
Victoria aforesaid, is the attorney for
the Company. Not empowered to Issue
and  transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the
Company is perpetual.
The Company  Is limited.
Given under my hand and seal of
office. <it Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this fourth day of February,
one thousand nine hundred and ten.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and registered
are:—
For the purpose of manufacturing and
selling motor-carriages and other
vehicles to be propelled by gas engines, electricity or other motive power,
and to manufacture and sell stationary
motors  for  all  purposes. feb 12
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT
District of Queen Charlotte
TAKE NOTICE that Alexander Keay
of Everett, Wash., occupation Accountant, intends to apply for permission to
prospect for coal on the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
one mile east of Masset Inlet, Graham
Island and about four miles S.E. of
Delkatla; post marked "A.K.S. S.W. Corner"; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains to point of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Date of staking Sept.  23,  1909.
ALEXANDER  KEAY,
oct 23 F.  H.   Millard.

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