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Vol. V.   No 4
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The Week
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THE WEEK, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1908
Ons Doiaaji Pwi Annum
The Week takes the liberty
The Tourist      0f directing public attention
Association.      to  tlie present position * of
the Victoria Tourist Association which may be briefly summarised
as follows:   Last year .financial stringency
necessitated reorganization "and a rigid exercise of economy.    Permanent officials
were   dispensed   with,   standing1  charges
largely reduced, and work hitherto paid
for was undertaken voluntarily by public
spirited citizens.    The City made a reduced grant of four thousand dollars on
condition that three, thousand dollars was
expended directly in advertising.    When
it is remembered that the Association had
to pay off five hundred dollars, of accumulated .debts, it will be seen that only five
hundred dollars was left to finance the
Institution until the end of the year.   By
the exercise of prudence, and by dint of.
assisting from their own pockets, the members of the Committee have carried on the
work of the Association, ,and have done so
in a manner which reflects the greatest
credit-upon them.   On the 31st of December they will be able to show a clean sheet,
with possibly a few dollars to the good.
Next year is going to be a great year on
the Pacific Coast.    The evidences of this ■
are on every hand; trade is reviving, capital is again beginning to flow Westward,
large investments have been made not only
in Victoria but on other parts of Vancouver Island during the last-month; there
is a stir in the air.   Next year is the year
of the Alaska-Yukon Exposition.   Seattle
will be the Mecca of several million tourists, and the golden opportunity of Victoria and Vancouver Island.    Since the
building1 of the Empress Hotel every publicity agency in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland
and San Francisco includes Victoria in its
itinerary.   The strongest public organization should be the Tourist Association, and
if furnished with the sinews of war it will
justify its existence and put the finishing
stroke on its seven years of missionary
work.    This is a matter for the citizens
of Victoria.' No greater mistake could be
made than to miss such an opportunity. It
should be grasped with both hands and
handled in the spirit of generous enterprise.    On Friday night a representative
committee of the Board of Trade and the
Tourist Association waited upon the City
Council.   The invitation was to a conference .'.on this subject.    The meeting took
place, but there was no conference.    Tlie
deputation, headed by Colonel Prior, was
graciously permitted by the City Fathers
to state its views.   Tliere was no response,
no endorsation, no promise, and iio»discus-
sion.   The members of tlie deputation were
bowed out just as politely as they were
bowed in.   This may have been the very
j pink of .courtesy, but it hardly manifests
the spirit in which the responsible repre-
: sentatives of the city are expected to deal
*lwith ii matter of vital importance to tho
uty's interest.    It was long ago decided
ithat publicity work pays.   This has been
I demonstrated in a dozen cities in the in-
Iterior of tlie Province, some of which with
|;a tenth of the population spend double the
Jmoney granted by Victoria to the Tourist
I Association.   The Week strongly urges the
■due consideration of the foregoing facts,
land especially the duty of the City Council
to see that there is no hiatus in the work
iof the Tourist Association, and no lack
lof adequate funds to place Victoria in line
with the other cities of the coast which
will reap a golden harvest next year.
A singular Nemesis has
The Irony overtaken the Liberal Party
Of Fate. iu   Oana<ia.      For   thirty
years that party has been
nominally opposed to the National Policy
as established by Sir John A. Macdonald.
It is true that since they came into power
thirteen years ago they have adopted the
policy and made a feeble attempt to carry
it oui, but while it may be true that the
subject of Protection is no longer a matter
of dispute in Canada it is equally true
that for sixteen years the Liberals fought
it tooth and nail, and since then have been
more or less half-hearted in giving effect
to the protective principle.    This is evidenced by the fact that instead of "taking
the bull by the horns" and protecting our
native industries in the only way in which
they can be protected, by the application
of a scientific _ tariff, they have had recourse to an extensive system of bounties
which at the best are only temporary expedients and which have conspicuously failed
in the element of permanence.    But the
Nemesis comes in the shape of a notable
deliverance by Sir Frederick Borden who,
speaking in London recently, says: "Canada knows that if the United States lowered the customs values it would be. only
for her own convenience."   Coining from
a Cabinet Minister this must be regarded
as a notable declaration.   It evidences the
fact that after thirty years of education the
Liberal Party, whose spokesman Mr. Borden is, has arrived at tlie conclusion which
Sir John A. Macdonald and his colleagues
reached in 1878.    It was a conviction of
the fact that Canada stood no chance of
developing her natural resources iu competition with so large and prosperous a
nation as the United States stretched along
her borders, whilst Canada was unprotected and the States was playing .the game
with loaded dice.    Canada knew nothing
of industrial and commercial prosperity
until the establishment of the National
Policy, which, whilst a defence against the
whole world, was mainly directed against
the United States.   Now that the wisdom
of this Policy has been overwhelmingly
established all parties espouse it, including
the party of which Sir Frederick Borden
is a mouthpiece;   a party which at one
time preached annexation and a section of
which,   under  the  guidance   of  Liberal
Ministers; advocated Provincial Secession.
Xow that Sir Frederick Borden has made
such open, confession the way should be
paved for an advance on the part of the
Government of which hc is a member
towards a more scientific tariff, and the
abandonment of the Bounty system.   Tlie
present protective policy is "a thing of
shreds  and patches."    It. is ineffective
where it should be most effective; it taxes
some sections of Canada heavily for the
benefit of other sections.   Whilst claiming
to give a preference to the Mother Country it in reality inures far more to the
benefit of the United States.   While it has
contributed to tlie general prosperity of tlie
Dominion it lias contributed more to the
enrichment of influential friends of the
Government who have benefited personally
from the granting of excessive bounties
which have not strengthened the industries they were supposed to establish. Tlie
recognition of the principle enunciated by
Sir Frederick Borden should lead to a
more comprehensive and scientific handling of a great problem, and there is no
work to which Sir AVilfrid Laurier could
put his hand which  needs finishing as
badly as this.
The   unexpected  has   hap-
That Protest.    pened alul at the last moment Colonel Gregory, acting presumably on behalf of the Honourable William Templeman, "has lodged a
protest against the return of Mr .G. H.
Barnard for Victoria.   No one who knows
Colonel Gregory will doubt that he has
done so upon what appear to him to be
just and sufficient grounds.   On the other
Uand no one who is familiar with the revelations made during the. last three weeks
whilst Mr. Frank Higgins was framing up
a protest will envy (Jolonel Gregory and
the Honourable William Templeman the
task that lies before them.    It has been
confidently asserted by experienced campaigners that in every electoral contest
there are technical errors which would lead
to the unseating of any candidate.   These
arise chiefly from the impossibility of a
candidate supervising and controlling all
the acts of his supporters; but by common
consent if a candidate has a clean record
and conducts his campaign with scrupulous
care and in a general spirit.of fairness it
is usual to overlook technical errors for
which even if legally he is not morally responsible.   The Week does not know that
there are. any such technical errors in the
case under consideration, but is in a position to state that no cleaner election has
ever been run in British Columbia and
that apart altogether from political considerations it would be a matter of regret
if the cause of clean elections received a
set-back by the unseating of Mr. Barnard
upon any technicality.   This is essentially
a case in which the Liberal Party would
do well to remember that "It is the letter
that killeth but the spirit, that maketh
alive."
Home
Lessons.
Since The Week's editorial
dealing with the subject of
Home Lessons at the Central School, information has
kept pouring iu to the same effect as that
dealt with in the article referred to. It
now appears that the case then mentioned
is only one of a number, and on the courteous request of Inspector Paul that gentleman has been furnished with the names
of a number of children whose parents
claim- that they have suffered under the
present system. Since Inspector Paul has
promised thorough investigation The Week
is content to leave the matter there for the
present and has no doubt that it will bo
dealt with in a fair and reasonable manner.
Meanwhile the other subject raised in the
same issue of The Week, that of adequate
ventilation, has been referred to Dr. Wasson, whose duty it is to report on such
matters to the Trustees.
The Law
Of Libel.
It looks as if decency in
journalism, at any rate in
the West, can only be attained by a strict enforcement of the law of libel. While libel suits
against newspapers have been more numerous of late convictions have been extremely
rare. An Eastern paper well expressed
public sentiment when after thc late
Federal elections it said that either half
the editors should be in the dock under a
charge of libel or half the candidates
should be in a prison cell "doing time."
The recent conviction of a Calgary Editor
for libelling his brother editor of the Eye
Opener has created quite a little sensation
on the Prairies, and carries a moral for
the whole of the Dominion. In spite of
the fact that the Eye Opener is as disreputable and filthy a journal as is printed on
this Continent its critic had to suffer con
viction because he made statements reflecting on the personal character of Mr. Edwards which he could not prove, and some
of which were held to be not in the public
interest;    The moral of this case is that
one may not even libel the devil, and that
editors must exercise a just discrimination
between    vague    and    specific    charges.
Whether Mr. Edwards was guilty of all the
horrible thiugs laid at his door or not h|s
critic assumed the responsibility of proving them,  and failed.    It might be a:
logical conclusion that a man who published such a degenerate sheet as the Eye
Opener must himself be a degenerate, but
the inference did not serve the defendant in
his libel suit;  he had probably forgotten
the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Miv
Hyde or he would have' made allowance',
for the possible dual personality..,.! H,e.
could have conceived of Mr. Edwards as
"an angel of darkness" when wielding the'
editorial pen, and "an angel of light" in
his social and family relationships. . Mr> -
McGillicuddy lacked imagination and bold-*
ly assumed that the man was 'as he WrOfe.'!
Whilst there is general regret that any*-,
one should be punished for slating the*
Eye-Opener or its editor, that regret'must1
be tempered with some satisfaction in tliei
absolute justice and inflexibility of; the*
law which at times has to assert its majesty'
even against the moral sense of the community. ,,..:■:   ,..'..'
Although a great, family,
The Coming jKiper the Colonist irf-Uotr
Man. always strictly just' iii its'
dealings. On Thursday last
it had a sub-editorial note to the effect that'
at Ottawa a report was in circulation that
Mr. Mackenzie King had been*designated
as the probable successor of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier.' Either the Colonist is, as Ustial;
several weeks late with its news or it wil-"
fully overlooks the fact that in its fi^st,.
issue after the Federal elections The Week;
voiced this probability, and was the first
paper in Canada to do so. Whilst on the
subject it may be said that if Mr. Mackenzie King goes on as he has commenced'
tliere is no man in public life in the.
Liberal party who could dispute his claim,
to the position. Of course Mr. Fielding's.
claims are at present paramount, but it is
not certain that they will be at the next
election, and even so Mr. King is a young
man and can afford to wait, lie comes of
splendid slock, lias created a favourable
impression ou everyone with whom hehas
come into contact, is a man of the highest
personal character and ideals, and unlike
so many of the leading men of both parties
is not tarred with the brush of mediocrity.
Intellectually he stands head and shoulders
above all the younger men of his party,
and indeed he has no contemporary in the
Conservative rank of equal calibre. His
only possible rival is Air. Lemieux, also a
man of splendid parts, more aggressive
than Mr. King and more of a politician,
but not cast in quite so fine a mould. It,
is not likely, however, that when Sir Wilfrid Laurier retires Canada will be will-,
ing to accept another French Premier, and
if this conclusion be correct there is nothing to prevent Mr. Mackenzie King from
succeeding to the highest position iu the
gift of his country. THE WEEK, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1908.
if
■*
the home is saved.   The strength of
the play lies not so much in the plot
cSo    MUSIC     AND cL> as m l'le c'laracters and the atmos-
3» *   phere of the plains which pervades it.
*     THE STAGE    The love story is very prettiiytold
if i? and  the  comedy  element  is   bright,
^^^■^■^■^■^^■^■^■?j99j?"^9  sparkling  and  breezy.    The  coming
production is under the direction of
Madame Nordica. Mr  Georgc   Broadhurst,   author   of
On Wednesday evening Madame "The Man of the Hour." It will be
Nordica appeared at the Victoria seen at the Victoria Theatre Monday,
Theatre under the auspices of the
Victoria Musical Society. She was
assisted by Miss Showers as a solo
pionist and Mr. Hastings as a vocalist. The concert as a whole can only
be described with one word—Splendid.
December 7, for one night only.
The Devil.
Nearly every season has its dramatic sensation. Last year was the
"Merry Widow." This year it is,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ strange to say, "The Devil." Pro-
I must confess that Madame Nordica bably no play that has been seen 111
surprised me. I last heard heard her New York in recent years has cre-
seven years ago in New York. She ated anything like the furore that has
was singing in Grand Opera and I been aroused by this psychological,
judged that she had just about reach- and yet wonderfully dramatic stage
ed the zenith of her powers. Seven story. Those who have seen the play
years allows time for considerable do not marvel at its success. Those
deterioration iri a vocal artist who is who have not seen it are justified in
in the forties, but so far as Madame wondering why it has taken such a
Nordica is concerned that deteriora- wonderful hold upon the public, and
tion is only discernable in exacting has become the most discussed play
operatic   selections.     The   audience of the year.
was enraptured by her singing and The peculiarity of "The Devil" is
she most graciously responded with that it is a comedy and not a comedy
an encore to almost every number, —a tragedy and not a tragedy. "The
She no longer attempts to dazzle with Devil," as played by Ramsey Wal-
thrills and shakes but relies more on lace, the clever American actor, who
the effect of simple tones. Her voice will make known the wiles of the
has retained its quality marvellously mas querading Satanic tempter to the
and within its present compass is a theatre-lovers of this city, is bubbling
delight to listen to. Her most satis- over with ironical humour; he amuses
factory selection and indeed the by his cynical exposure of the weak-
soundest from a musical standpoint nesses of human nature; and yet,
was Strauss' Serenade. In singing through it all, his persistent, heartless
this her tones were true, and her teriiptation of those who have come
notes full and round. In one or two under his spell reveals the inherent
of her other selections, notably in the tragedy of human life,
opening one, she was not so happy "The Devil," masquerading as "Dr.
and she committed a seriour error in Miller," :s, of course, the central char-
attempting to sing "Angels Ever acter of the play, and all the other
Bright and Fair." At no time did characters revolve about him. The
Madame Nordica possess the temper- especial objects of his devilish mach-
ament for a number of this kind, but inations are Olga Holmann, the wife
as she had to mutilate it in order to of a rich banker, and Karl Mahler,*
sing it at all it is the more regret- an artist. These two have been lov-
table that it should have been at- ers, but poverty and the woman's
tempted. The number is a classic, marriage. with the banker has separ-
Tietjens and Christine Nillsson made ated them. Now the artist has belt so forty years ago. Madame Nor- come famous, the banker would have
dica gave a taste of her quality in the a portrait of his wife, and once more
final selection, Schumann's "Walde- the man and woman are thrown to
gesprach," and her adieu, "The Sweet- ge.ther. The love they once owned
est Flower that Blows," was exquis- for each other has not been destroyed;
itely rendered. Miss Showers, for so it has only slept. Their meeting re-
young a girl proved to be an excellent vives it in all its old intensity, but
pianist, her Chopin selection being ex- they fight against it as being un
ceptionally well rendered. Mr. Has- worthy. Probably in the end they
tings is a more than usually compct- would have conquered their passion,
«nt baritone. He has a rich, strong but the devil enters into the game,
voice, but is handicapped by a few By suggestion, by innuendo and final-
mannerisms which may be overcome ly, by open insistence upon the right
by practice. The house was a crowd- of men and women to follow their
•ed one and under all the circum- own desires, he tempts the man and
stances was a remarkable testimony woman beyond their power to resist,
to Madame Nordica's popularity. Tho and the inevitable tragedy follows,
Musical Society made no mistake in Incidentally, there are a number of
giving Victorians the best obtainable other characters that give interest to
and must be congratulated on a the performance and which serve to
highly satisfactory result. show how well the devil understands
"Texas." and  plays  upon  the  weaknesses  of
"Texas," a comedy drama by J. human nature. This is the physical,
Mauldin Feigl, which is in its fifth the apparent side of the play. The
season, will be presented for the first occult side is even more interesting;
time in this city. It is a most stirring for, in a singularly adroit and clever
play. It is a comedy drama of the way, the audience is made to under-
western plains and the action of the stand that, after all, there is no phy-
play takes place in Texas and the sical devil—no Satanic tempter to be
name of the heroine is Texas West, seen of men—but that the evil one is
The play has the charm of atmos- in the mind, and must be conquered,
phere, and the story which is simple, if conquered at all, within the souls
is well told. The interest is well of men and women,
sustained and there are some thril- The company that will present "The
ling dramatic moments. The char- Devil" at the Victoria Theatre on
acters are skilfully drawn and are as Wednesday, Dec. 9, is said to be one
clear cut as a cameo. The charac- of thc strongest ever organized for a
ters are not dragged in to help along production of this kind. It is an-
the action, but the action develops nounced an exact counterpart of the
naturally and consistently from the Henry W. Savage Company, which Is
characters. The hero of the play is now giving the play to such tremend-
a stalwart young ranchman, who is ous crowds at the Garden Theatre,
strong, heroic and resourceful. He New York. Incidentally, it will in-
loves Texas West, and the course of terest the public to know that this
their love would have been smooth is thc only authorized version of thc
and sunny, but for the plottings of play, and is being given by direct
Pasquale, a border half-breed whom arrangement with Franz Molnar, the
Jack Dallam, the hero, has branded famous Hungarian author. Mr. Sav-
as a cattle thief. An English lord age, in turn, has given permission to
is also concerned in the plot and en- James D. Barton & Company to pre-
deavours to purchase Buckhead ranch, sent the original and only correct ver-
the home of Texas, as he has learned sion of the play, and this is the one
there are valuable gold deposits on that will be seen here. Scenically,
the land. He is prevented from do- the production will be superb. There
ing this by Jack Dallam, who learns is an entire car-load of scenery by
suddenly that he has become rich Arthur Voegtlin—the famous scenic
through his oil fields in Eastern artist of the New York Hippodrome,
Texas.   Jack purchases the ranch and  and it is an exact copy of that being
used in the Garden Theatre production.
There is scarcely a well-known periodical in the United States or Europ
riodical in the United States or
Europe that has not recently devoted
a large portion of its space to discussing "The Devil," and the wonderful
public interest it has aroused and
there is no doubt that local playgoers will be tremendously interested
in seeing a play that has created such
a profound impression throughout the
world.
The New Grand.
One of the best and most novel
features seen for some time on the
vaudeville stage is to be found at the
New Grand this week. I refer to
Professor Patterson's Bronze Statues. The poses are indeed startling
and the whole work clever. It is a
first class turn. The two Ingrams are
good in a novelty juggling act and
Johnnie Fields is one of the best
raconteurs I have heard for a long
time. The moving pictures are just
as good as usual, and that means a
lot at the New Grand.
What promises to be a rarely good
line, arranged for next week includes
Blockson and Burns, late of Dock-
stader's Minstrels, who provide fun
fast and furious; Herbert Cyril "The
English Johnnie," sometimes called
the Bean Brummel of the vaudeville
stage, who will sing his own creations, "Hello, Hello, Hello," "It's a
Different Girl Again," "The Worst of
Being so Beastly Well Connected,"
"When There Isn't a Girl About,"
etc.; John Birch, "The Man With the
Hats," James and Lucia Cooper, billed as "Chattering Chums"; Gus Bruno, the dialectician, who is a thorough
master of dialects, and gives French,
Irish,. Sweedish,. Italian,. Chinese,
Scotch, English and others in rapid
succession and all with remarkable
fidelity; Thos. J. Price, singing "Don't
You Understand, Honey?"; new moving pictures, entitled "A Gilded Fool,"
and a new overture by the orchestra.
The London Bioscope.
The. London. Bioscope, entertainment furnished by Clifford Denham
at the New Grand has attracted large
■a
crowds this week and at the last two
performances the house has been
packed. The subjects are well chosen
and the films being quite new are extremely distinct. There is much added interest in the form of verbal de
scription by Mr. Denham and the
accessory of a good orchestra. It
is evident that this entertainment has
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Musical   Society   Makes    Generous
Offer to Bona Fide Musical
Students.
The Victoria Musical Society has
decided to place the top boxes in the
theatre at the disposal of students
at the rate of three dollars per seat
for the three remaining concerts,
which is at the rate of one dollar
each seat per concert.
To ensure these season tickets being issued to bona fide students, they
must be applied for by the music
teachers of the city on behalf of their
pupils and the Committee of the Society will rely upon the teachers that
the privilege is not abused.
There are four boxes containing
six seats each.
The committee feels that in affording this opportunity of hearing thc
world's greatest artists at a small fee
the pupils will be encouraged thereby to persevere in their studies and
that the students, the musical profession and the musical growth of thc
city generally will be stimulated and
assisted thereby.
Application for these season tickets
should be sent to Mr. Phillips, Director of thc Victoria Musical Society.
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A wedding of interest to Victorians was that of Miss Gertrude Marion Keefer, only daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Keefer, Pemberton Road, and
Captain Pym Sankey of the Royal
Engineers, Chatham, England, which
took place at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon, the
Rev. Canon iieanlands officiating.
The bride looked extremely handsome in a very smart white cloth suit
and large white picture hat with
plumes.
Miss Tilton made a charming
bridesmaid, wearing a charming frock
of wine colored velvet and hat to
match.
Mr. Clarke' Gamble ably supported
the groom.
Atter the ceremony an informal reception was held at the residence of
the bride's parents. The house was
beautifully decorated with chrysanthemums, smilax and trails of ivy.
Captain and Mrs. Sankey left by
the evening boat for Vancouver en
route for Chatham, England.
* *   *
Mr. A. W. Harvey returned from a
business trip to Seattle early in the
week.
* *   *
Mrs. Peter Dodds of Chemainus
was a visitor in town last week.
W    w    W
Mrs.   Robin   Dunsmuir  is  visiting
friends in San Francisco.
* *   *
Rev. Baugh-Allen and family returned  from  England  last  week.
* *   *
The Bridge Club met on Tuesday
at the residence of Mrs. William Piggott, Belmont avenue.
* *   *
The decorations were artistically
carried out in chrysanthemums. The
lucky prize winner was Mrs. C. V.
Spratt,  who  carried  off four  dainty
cut glass vases.    "
* *   *
Captain and Mrs. Pym of Vancouver are registered at the Empress.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ward of
Ganges Harbour are in town and
guests at the Balmoral.
* *   *
Mrs. Hibben, 924 Pandora street,
was hostess at a very charming reception given in honor of her
daughter-in-law, Mrs. (Major) Hibben, on Monday evening last.
Mrs. Hibben, Sr., was handsomely
attired in black with touches of real
lace, and Mrs. Napier Hibben was
greatly admired in a smart sequin
robe.
The house had been most artistically decorated with autumn leaves and
greenery.
A most delightful evening was spent
the Fifth Regiment orchestra being
in attendance.
Among the numerous friends who
had gathered to present their good
wishes were Mrs. and Miss McTavish, Mrs. Gore, Mrs. (Dr.) Powell,
Mrs. and Miss Wilson, Major and
Mrs. Nicholles, Mrs. Dennis Harris,
Mrs. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone,
Miss Beanlands, Mrs. (Dr.) Robertson, Mrs. D. Ross, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs.
Bone, Mrs. (Dr.) McMicking, Miss
Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Cuthbert, Miss
Devereux, Miss Williams, Mr. Williams, Mrs. Irving, Miss Irving, Consul and Mrs. Smith.
* *   *
Mr. W. E. Norris of Vancouver
came over on business Tuesday.
* *   *
The engagement has been recently
announced of Miss Vyvaan Bolton
and Mr. Dick Mainguy of Westholme.
* w   w
.   Miss  Norah   Bell  is  the  guest of
Miss Olive Bryden.
* w    *
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Springer of
Vancouver were guests at the Empress this  week.
* *     *
Mr. J. M. Eaves, James Island, was
in town during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Palmer, of Chemainus, were registered at the Empress for a few days this week.
* *   *
Mr.   Maurice   Hills   returned  from
a short visit to Seattle on  Monday.
w   w   *
Miss Beatrice Holmes of Duncans
was the guest of Mrs. McKay, Dalhs
Road, during the week,
* *   *
I Major Hibben and Mrs. Hibben,
(nee Dennis) have returned from
their' honeymoon trip spent in South-
1 ern California.
■ *   *   *
I Mr. A. W. Bridgeman is a patient
I in the Jubilee Hospital, having recent-
™ ly submitted to an operation on his
ankle.
* *   *
Mrs. H. B. Good was the guest of
Canon and Mrs. Beanlands for a few
days this week.
.    *   *   *
Mrs. (Col.) Grant and children left
by the Charmer on Tuesday for Vancouver.
Mr. E. P. Colley, B.C.L.S., leaves
on Tuesday for England where he
intends to spend the Xmas holidays.
* *   *
Mrs. Marpole was a passenger by
the mid-day boat on Wednesday, from
Vancouver for the purpose of attending Miss Keefer's wedding.
He     *     w
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McClure have
returned from a trip to the Old Country, after an absence... of several
months.
# *   *
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Gore spent the
day at their house-boat on Shawnigan Lake last Saturday.
Miss Barbara Mainguy of Westholme was in town for a few days this
week.
LITERARY NOTES.
The Canadian Magazine.
The Christmas number of The Canadian Magazine stands as evidence
that in literary quality and artistic
ability Canadian writers and illustrators can hold their own with the
average of production anywhere. It
is easily the best representative Canadian magazine yet published, and is
a splendid indication of the advances
that have been made in a literary and
artistic way in the Dominion. There
is a long table of contents, and some
of the best known contributors are
Theodore Roberts, Robt. E. Knowles,
Frederick George Scott, Isabel Eccle-
stone Mackay, Virna Sheard, Jean
Blewett, George Herbert Clarke, Albert R. Carman, James P. Haversuii,
L. M. Montgomery, S. T. Wood, Augustus Bridle, Jean Graham, Archie
P. McKishnie and S. A. White, with
a hitherto unpublished poem by William Henry Drummond. There are
several illustrations in colour from
reproductions of clever drawings by
J. W. Beatty. The other artists whose
illustrations appear in this number arc
Fergus Kyle, T. G. Greene, George
Butler and A. C. G. Lapine.
A Skin of Beauty Is a Joy Power
SB. T. FELIX OOUBATTS'B
Oriental Cream
An Idyl of Village Life.
Zona Gale's Ne wBook, "Friendship
Village," an American "Cranford,''
published by Macmillan & Co., Toronto.
To say that "Friendship Village,"
the new book by the author of- "The
Loves of Pelleas and Etarre," is better even than its predecessor, may
seem extravagant praise; nevertheless, this verdict will probably be upheld by a jury of readers. Miss Gale
is a fortunate mortal, for she has certainly lived in the most delightful
village in America. The people one
meets in the pages of "Friendship
Village" are so real that they cannot
be entirely "made up" characters. The
charm of the book, the exquisite
truth of its delineations, will be fully
appreciated only by those who have
lived or at least visited in a small
American village, say of the middle
West. Yet there is so much universal humanity in these characters that
even the most confirmed city dweller
could not miss all of their attraction.
Calliope Marsh is a character who
has come to stay. She is altogether
real without being in the slightest degree like anyone else. She is shrewd
and unworldly, grotesquely funny and
irresistibly charming, and her opinions of all that goes on about her
provide a fund of entertainment that
lasts from the beginning to the end
of the book.
One such character would make
Friendship Village remarkable, but
Calliope is not the only original character in this unique village. Here are
some' of the others as they come on
lhe stage:
"I am fond of remembering them
as I saw them first: the Topladys,
that great Mis' Amanda, ponderous,
majestic, and suggesting black gros-
grain, her beaming way of wholehearted approval not quite masking
the critical, housewife glances which
she continually cast; and little Timothy, her husband, who, in, company
went quite out of his head and could
think of nothing to say save 'Blister-
in' Benson, what I think is this: ain't
everything movin' off nice?' Dear
Doctor June, pastor emeritus of
Friendship, since he was so identified
with all the village interests that not
many could tell from what church hc
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PIPER HEIDSIECK  1,400
VINTAGE     1,312
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VARIOUS       920
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E.   HORCIER        362
Various other imports   14,402
212,033
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had retired. (At each of thc three
Friendship churches he rented a pew,
and contributed impartially to their
beneficences; and, 'seems to me the
Lord would of,' he sometimes apologized for this.) Photographer Jimmy Sturgis, who Stood about with
one eye shut, and who drove the 'bus,
took charge of thc mailbags, conducted a photograph gallery, and painted
portraits. ('The Dead From Photos
a specialty,' was tacked on the risers
of the stairs leading to his studio.)
And Mis' Photographer Sturgis, who
who an invalid and 'very, very seldom got out.' (Not, I was to learn,
an invalid because of ill health, but
by nature. She was an invalid as
other people are blond or brunette,
and 110 more to be said about it.) Miss
Liddy Ember, the village seamstress,
and her beautiful sister Ellen, who
was 'not quite right,' and whom Miss
Liddy took about and treated like a
child until the times when Ellen
'come herself again' and then she
quite overshadowed in personality little busy Miss Liddy. Mis' Holcomb-
that-was-Mamc-BIiss, and Eppleby
Holcomb, and the 'Other' Holcombs;
Mis' Doctor Helman, thc Kekerjccks,
who 'kept the drug store,' and scented
the world with musk and essences.
('Musk on one handkerchief and some
kind o' flower scent on your other
one,'   Mis'   Gckcrjeck   was   wont   to
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say, 'then you can suit everybody, say      "I hardly know how to begin, sir,"
who who will.')"
said   the  would-be   son-in-law,  as  a
The whole book tempts to quotation, for it is packed full  of human   starter.
nature. It is not more charming in j "Permit mc to help you out," said
sentiment than "Thc Loves of Pelleas
and Etarre"—that would be impos- tlu" "1(1 '"'"'■
sible—but it is a better story and
closer to real life. At last we havc
in "Friendship Village" an American
"Cranford."     '
Thc words were polite enough; but
thc young man thought he saw trouble ahead, and got out unassisted. THB WEEK, MONDAY DECEMBER 7, 1908
The Week
▲ Provincial Review and Miguine, pub*
llshed every Saturday by
CORRESPONDENCE
Spanish Count who robbed the Operatic stage of its brightest star.     At 	
the end of one of Harrison's splen- —~—
did   concerts  Christine   Nilkson   -.-int*- Th* Week accepts   no   responsibility
"THP WPPk"" DIlRlKHINfi         conceits unnstine iMiisson sang for the vlews expreSsed by lts corres.
int. WttK.    FUBLIMIIPIU "Angels Ever Bright and Fair."   She pondents.
COMPANY  I IMITPH                       -.         -.   i                   t. Communications    will    be    Inserted
•WJinr/m I, HIUl ICU.          sang it  as  lt  has  never  been  sung whether  signed by  the  real name  of
before or since The hour wa? late the writer or a nom de plume, but the
Published at VICTORIA and VANCOUVER . , , W?S •*' waiter's name and address must be
   but everyone waited to hear the gem given to the editor as an evidence of
•I? HMtfnTslfit'^.Tinceuv'i?: la °£ the evenin*    l d° "0t k"°W Wily> «™l without SmSK.'   ^   "   **
"" ' but in addition to an air of expect- 	
W. BLAKEMORE. .Manager and Editor ancy there was an ^definable subtle in- Victoria,  Dec. 2,  1908.
' Huence, half of seriousness and half of To the Editor of The Week.
D«.;m#i   \r\_____t_n_m s;ldness"   While the recitative was be- Sir—Why are the necessaries of life
_T rime!   l_/Onilcl*S*»       "]U   declaimed   there   was   breathless        .., ,     _ ,*  •       •■,■»_•
*^   *-^ "«m ■»«••••_.» •**, or the cost of living 111 Victoria so
silence, but when the glorious voice
high?    ls it the combines?    But no
The  visit  of  Madame  Nordica  to took up the aria nearly every face in
Victoria has put me in a reminiscent a  vast  audience   evidenced   emotion, 'tiatter what it is, it is* doing Victoria
•mood, and like my good friend Wil- As the silvery notes of the final* ca- a lot of harm, ancl has been the case
liam Christie 1 feel, if not like fight- denza fell upon our ears the mighty for thc last three years,    ft is pr'e-
|ng my old battles over again, at any clock of  St.  Phillip's  near-by  began vcntjng   people   from   locating   here,
rate like recalling a few of my earlier to strike thc hour of midnight.    The .md it has compc|led people .to leave
musical experiences.    Before preced- effect was truly electrical; sighs and |lere ylat j \^novf 0ff    Y/hy is flour
ing to them, however, let me relate sobs were audible, and 1 do not think ^     pe\. barrel here.' when k ig sold
a   little   incident   for   the  benefit  of that in a very full lifetime of experi- jn geattle for «4 r0?   YVhy ;s coa[ tbat
whomsoever it may concern. ence in the musical world. I have ever costs ;oc a ton'to min£ gold h'ere at
j   At the conclusion  of the  magnifi- witnessed a scene at once so impres- $7 50j whjlc the same kind |g carried
cent concert on Wednesday evening sive and so sublime. 700 miks ^ sold ;n Frisco for $5oo?
when ;i packed and enthusiastic house      I could say much of another great W[ly js oatmeal 55c per ten pounds
rose  to  sing "God  Save the  King," Prima Donna more widely known and which CQS[ but 3-c three years agQ?
and after-wards to give three cheers even yet giving    farewell    perform- These  tlljngs  are  not imported,  but
for Madame Nordica, an elderly gen- ances.   1 refer to Adelina Patti.   As a raiged close to jj0me) and the same
tleman pushed through the crowd to phenomenal  singer  she  undoubtedly appijes to dozens    of other    things,
grasp mc by the shoulder and whis- surpassed  any  woman  of  her  time, gurely  mail  is  not  receiving a  fair
per   in  intense   melo-dramatic   tones and in her prime was simply unap- sl_....e  of  t;he  products  of the  earth
the cabalistic words: "Christie has his proachable   111   certain   classic   roles, un_,er gud. an arrangement * We will
answer."    1 leave it at that. but she had not the temperament of watch. with imerest the action of the
Now to my theme, the first Prima either of the two singers to whom Board of Trade who jg about t0 un.
Donna I ever heard was Tietjens. 1 have referred, and indeed but for dcnake the tagk of advertising the
I .suppose I ought to say I shall never a marvellous voice her numerous Is,and and adjustillg trade reiationSj
forget it, but certainly the occaswn vagaries would have acted as a" handi- as many of itg raembers are the heads
was an impressive one. It was at cap to her success. I would not for of concerns that are charging such
Covent Garden 111 the late sixties; a moment depreciate the merits of fancy prices for thejr goods wm
the great singer was in her prime, Madame Patti's brilliant career, ancl they mention thege things .„ thdr
and was the idol of the moment. She it would be presumptuous to praise pamphlets? They might with profit
was singing in thc title part of 'Lu- her. As an operatic singer she was tQ the pubHc take a leaf ol)t o{ one
cretia Borgia, a part which she had both dazzling and unique, as a singer of their members' book, Mr. Jos. Say-
made her own, and which has not in Oratorio she was a failure, or at ward_ who broke the combine and cut
been adequately rendered, and indeed any rate only achieved a "success de th(, price of lumber ;n halves Now
rarely attempted, since her death. The 'estime." I shall never forget a re- jf the cement workg would do the
opera never appeared in the reper- markable scene in the Crystal Palace game with theh. product) people would
toire of such a well known troupe as at the Handel Festival of about 1870 build themseives homes now that real
the Carl Rosa Opera Company; in- when she shared with Madame Lem- eg{ate hag {a„en tQ itg normal value
deed during the last forty years I mens-Shcrrington the soprano music. Why try t0 cripple victoria all tbe
have only'heard it once when Madame She sang among other selections the time? Let t,,e peopie wh0 should
Marie Rose had it mounted and scor- well known air, "Let the bright Sera- do jt but won-t 0nce let her get
ed a moderate success. The part is phim." When the number was an- we]1 gtarted on the road t0 expansioll
too exacting in its combined musical nounced she came tripping on the and ghe ^ be like the block pave.
and dramatic requirements for any stage like a giddy young actress, bow- ment; it win be hard to keep her
but an actress and singer of phenom- ing and smiling a very self-satisfied down
enal powers.
smile.     Sir   Michael   Costa   frowned
The part fitted Madame Tietjens and appeared quite ill at ease; his
like a glove,, and she produced the baton, already raised in the air, fell
same   thrilling   effect  as  that  which  to his side and he noticeably paused
A HOUSEHOLDER.
Probably She Meant It.
—^^——^-j—rc^^^—^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Lticile, a carefully brought up little
characterized the great Salvini's per-  for  several    seconds    until  Madame gjr[ 0f j-lve yi;ars. returned from her
formance of Othello.   Since thc days  Patti   assumed  an  attitude  more  111 |^rst party jn great flee,
of Tietjens we have had several splen-  keeping with a Handel Festival and "j was a good gjrj   mamma" she
did Prima Donnas, but none her equal a sacred selection.   The singer's man- announcef]   "and  talked nice all  the
in force combined with sweetness, ancl ner changed under the obvious rebuke t;me »
none to approach her in dramatic in- which was well deserved, but I doubt «rjjd you remember to say some-
tensity,                                                     if  any  other  conductor would  have thing piea.sant to Mrs. Townsend just
Only a little later at the same place  had the temerity to administer it, and before leaving?" her mother asked.
I   heard   one   whom   I   have  always  it is a safe assertion that it was the >*Qb  yes  j d;d" was the enthusias-
regarded as the greatest Prima Don-  only time in her career that Madame tjc  reply    "I   smiled  ancl  said:     "I
na,   and   within   certain   limits,    the  Patti  submitted   to  it.    Much   more enj0yed  myself,   Mrs.  Townsend.    I
finest singer of the last half century  remains to be said about Prima Don- bad   a   ]ots   better   dinner   than    I
J§lh/*7rytJl*P'.
thought I'd have.'
I refer to Christine Nillsson.   In the  nas, but not this week
early   seventies   she   was  young,   in
appearance most impressive, being tall
and extremely graceful.   She had the
long flaxen hair, pale, blue eyes and
simplicity of manner and expression
characteristic  of  her  countrywomen.
To adequately describe her voice is
impossible.    It was a pure, high soprano, liquid, tremulous, sympathetic;
indeed its sympathetic quality was always one of its most prominent features.    On  the  occasion  to which   I    The  Company   that  hath   not   Power po]]s indicate anything?"
refer she was singing Marguerite in    Nor Sth'm0ve its cars the streets     "Yes; they indicate enterprise upon
Faust,  assisted  by  a  splendid  caste    ,g fltXndn'„ught but stratagems and the Part of the newspapers."
The Merchant of Victoria.
(Contributed)
His Views.
"What do you think of dividing the
day into twenty-four hours?"
"I think it would be better if we
could arrange to have nine or ten
evenings to the week," replied the
young man who was beginning to call
No light, you see, ls Burning in my hall,  steadily on one girl.
No   more   my    16-candle   throws   his	
bea___f_] ,, ,,, ,m "Do you think    the    ante-election
Daniel   Reilly  of   Mansfield,   Ohio,
Plaintiff:   I couldn't get a word out
which included Trebelli-Bettini. Cam- spoils!
panini, and Faure, three stellar artists The ftnaiE).0' "* 0a,'S " Sl°W aS~
who   have  never  been  surpassed  in Ami ^Mts ^jJPs^s ^^fyebus! hag a]1 th(, windowg and doorg of his
Gounod's immortal Opera.    Christine The quality of Power Is not strained: house  wired  and   connected  with  a
Nillsson's singing was not merely in- F°>' J*en  ttjer^ drops a gentle rain phonograph)  which   singg  out  when
spiring, it was exalting to a degree, On GoMstream    Lake   beneath,    it Is connection   is   broken:   "Get out  of
and  I have always applied to it the it blesseth him that rldeth on the cars, here, or I'll fill you with lead."
one term, "ineffable."    I was but a " ble,sas^1 him that reads beneath the                  	
boy at tllis time and  that may ac- 'Tis  mightiest when 'tis rainiest.    It Judge: You say your husband would
count  for  my  impressionability  and gcant in the anest seasons.   Therefore, talk nothing but baseball?
enthusiasm, but through all the inter- _,     s,'r,_         ,
'                  6 Though Power be your plea, consider
veiling years I have never lost sight this,— of him on any other subject.
c li   l         _...._. £_....__ „., <■!,_. _,.„,., That had the drought continued, none T   ,        .,           ,.              .              ' ,
of that prostrate figure on the straw of us             " Judge:  Your    divorce    is granted,
pallet in the cell, and have never seen Had seen these blessed candles of the wjth   $25   alimony   every  time   your
anything  to  excel   the   tragedy  and Nor found a car to bear us home to husband goes to a ball game.
pathos of Christine Nillsson's render- tea""  	
ing of the famous death song. Literary Hit. Not Alone.
I will only recall one other inci- "Did your friend make a hit at the The dean of a normal college, in
dent in connection with Christine literary club?" a talk before the student body, was
Nillsson's career; it occurred in the "I guess he did. He pronounced deploring the practice common among
Birmingham Town Hall some fifteen 'Les Miserables' in a brand new way children of getting help in their les-
years later, in fact just before thc and then alluded to it as Victor Her- sons and the tendency among par-
great   singer   was   married   to   the bert's masterpiece."     ( ents to give it too generously.     As
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Marble Dining-room Clocks, up from       9.00
Hall Clock in Mission Oak      28.00
Magnificent English Hall Clock with Calendar.... 150.00
Our   stock   contains   many  clocks  with   high   grade   French
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an illustration he told thp following
incident:
The mother of a small pupil in a
Chicago school had struggled through
the problems assigned for the child's
next lesson, and had finally obtained
what appeared to be satisfactory results. The next day, when the little
girl returned from school, the mother
inquired,   with   some   curiosity:
"Were your problems correct,
dear?"
"No, minima," replied the child.
"They were all wrong."
"All wrong?" repeated the amazed
parent.    "Oh, I'm so sorry!"
"Well, mamma, you don't need to
be  sorry,"  was  the  reply.    "All  the
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other mammas had theirs wrong too."
"You had a political debate in
your district school building last Sunday night, Uncle Sime, I understand.
How did it go off?"
"We win. Whenever the other
fellers tried to talk wc turned loose
two dozen cowbells, a lot o' fish-
horns, a bugle, a bass drum an' a
horse fiddle, an' they guv it up an'
quit. By George they didn't git to
say a blamed word." THE WEEK, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1908
Gifts for Men
Here are a few suggestions from
our stock of 'Xmas gifts for the
men folk—just a hint from a host
of excellent items that would delight any man.
Don't let the small prices create
the impression that these aren't
worthy—the values are excellent.
Come in and see the many other
items we have.
Brush Sets
These    sets consist    of    Hat
Brush, Clothes Brush, and Mirror.
Mirror    frame has    holders    for
brushes.
Golden   Oak,   per  set,  at....$4.00
Ebony finish,  per set, at $3.50
Smoker's Sets
These consist of match holders,
cigar holders, cigarette holder,
and tray. In brass or copper,
at, per set   $1.25
Shaving Sets
Very acceptable gifts these.
They have adjustable mirror,
brush, and soap container. Price
$3*50 and    $1.25
New Warm Bedding
Frosty nights like the few just
passed should remind you that it
is time to lay in a supply of warm
bedding for the cold nights that
are to come ere Springtime is with
us again. We are grandly prepared in all bedding lines. Come
in ancl see the show.
THE CHIEF CHARM OF THE TABLE
Is Handsome "Libbey" Cut Olass-The World's Best.
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Time to think of gifts—time, too, to think of adorning the
table. Doesn't Libbey Cut Glass leap into your mind as the
all-satisfying answer? Nothing lovlier—nothing that even pretends to be so fine. The chief charm of the table wherever
THE BEST is the sole criterion.
FOR A CORNER IN HIS DEN
Doesn't your love of what is best and most beautiful respond
at once to the suggestion? Send him a Decanter, some Glasses,
a Bon Bon Dish. He knows what the name of Libbey means
on glass—knows it is not worth while to look further when the
whole world admits the art leadership of Libbey. Come and
see our magnificent Cut Glass Room—nothing to equal it in the
West.
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VERNA PATTERN
CLARETS, from $10 to  $20.00
WHISKEY JUGS, at, each, $12.00 to  $20.00
LOVING CUPS, at, each, only $20.00
COMPOTES, at each, only  $15.00
CENTRE VASES, at, each, only $20.00
ICE CREAM PLATES, $15.00 to $40.00
VASES, from $3.50 to  "... .$30.00
NAPPIES, from $3 up to  $20.00
BOWLS, from $6.00 up to   $40.00
FOOTED  BOWLS,  at,  each    $30.00
PUFFS, at, each, only  $9.00
HAIR RECEIVERS, at, each  $g.oo
CLARETS, at, each, only   $16.00
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Splendid Collection of Twenty-Five Cent Gifts Here
You'll be surprised what a wonderful assortment of twenty-five cent gifts we have here. China bits, both
useful and ornamental, are offered at this price here, and we venture to say that you'll pay almost double for
similar pieces in most other China Stores. We have a "two-bit" table that is laden with china pieces selling at
this price, and a hundred dainty little gift articles are offered. Come and see what twenty-five cents will do here.
GET YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS HERE-USEFUL SORTS.
See  our display of the  famous
Maish
Comforters
The Maish is wonderfully
warmer, yet lighter than ordinary comforts.
It is MADE differently.
tt is made of one continuous
piece, the exact size of the finished comfort, the same fluffy,
downy thickness throughout—no
lumps, no thin places.
We have a fine assortment of
new Fall Patterns in all sizes,
Silkolenc and Sateen. A great
range of prices. We havc the
Bassinette at $1.25, Crib at $2.50,
Comforts from $3.25. Shown on
Second Floor.
Come in and see them.
New China Cabinets
We want you to see the new
arrivals in China Cabinets. We
have just placed on show some excellent new designs in Golden
Oak ancl Early English Oak. We
have these in corner styles, as well
as the usual cabinet shape. The
designs are pleasing and worthy of
your inspection. Shown on third
floor.
Choose Gifts Now
Delivery Later
Choose your Christmas gifts
now, and we shall deliver them
when you wish. It's a good plan.
Choice is better now than it can
possibly be later. Easier shopping now, too.
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With reference to my remarks in
last issue on the subject of better
ventilation in our schools 1 was greatly impressed by an article in the Montreal Star of the 27th ult, which came
to hand this week. It dealt with an
address delivered in that city by an
eminent educationalist who strongly
advocated open air schools, lie came
to Montreal on the invitation of the
School Trustees to give thc benefit
of his experience of an open air
school which he is conducting on
Rhode Island. In this school there
are no windows or doors, the air
from the outside is free to circulate
wherever natural conditions determine, the class rooms are warmed by
a sufficient number of stoves, and the
children wear their out of door clothing. Apart from the main idea, which
is hygienic, the system is specially
adapted to combat the "white plague"
and the lecturer declares that it was
absolutely successful and the children who had evidenced the beginnings of the disease had completely
recovered under this system. I wonder when people will learn that oxygen is not merely hygienic but curative. I wonder further when School
Trustees all the world over will learn
that the neglect to supply the chil-
I dren with abundant fresh air even in
their class rooms and to permit the
continuous system of closed windows
and doors is nothing short of
criminal? 1
I  said  something last week about
Municipal equilibrists and opined that
Mayor Hall was not the greatest sinner in this respect, in view of the
action in thc Police Court during the
week it is not permissible to say anything more about the particular cartoon under discussion, but anyone
who reads the editorial on the subject which appeared in last Saturday's issue of the People's Press will
probably endorse the opinion 1 expressed last week, that the great
Moral Reform programme is a side
issue, ancl that the moral reformers
whose names figure on the prospectus
of the Company when the paper was
launched are simply being made use
of as pawns in a game of which they
know little and understand less. In
these clays of advanced science it
would only be charitable to assume
that they were hypnotized by some
modern Moses who is supposed to be
leading them to thc Promised Land.
It looks to me as if their wanderings
in the wilderness will parallel those
of the Israelites.
I was very glad to notice the
promptitude with which the Empress
and Driard Hotels responded to my
suggestion to open Grill Rooms. Indeed thc promptness was so striking
as to be only explicable on the
ground of hypnotic suggestion, for
although The Week is nqt published
until Saturday my letter was written
on Friday, and lo! and behold thc
next clay thc announcement was made
that the Empress would act upon the
suggestion of Thc Week; the Driard
having apparently decided to do so a
little earlier. Both hotels are to be
congratulated on recognizing the
value of my suggestion. (Thc foregoing paragraph is in the usual "Colonist" style, but for fear of offending
the susceptibilities of the Lounger it
is allowed to pass this time.—Ed.
Week). -
I am neither a prophet nor the son
of a prophet, but like Saul of old
1 often find myself lounging among
the prophets. From a venerable seer
who has had wide experience in star
gazing, studying the signs of the
Zodiac, ancl performing other freak
astronomical stunts; I learned that the
coming winter is to be a very severe
one and that Victoria may expect
harder trost than it experienced two
years ago. My informant declined
to give any reason for his belief, but
that is the usual attitude of professional prophets, you have to take their
utterances on faith, I always take
them with a grain of salt, but this
time I really feel in my bones as if
the prediction is likely to be true;
certainly King Frost has made an
early ancl a fierce start ancl I am
more than ever glad that I did not
sell my old Northwest Coon coat for
thc live , dollars that a generous
hearted second-hand clothes dealer
offered me in thc spring. At the risk
of being shot in mistake for a deer,
I shall be wearing it this winter in
thc streets of Victoria if it gets much
colder.
Condolences are in order ancl I tender mine most sincerely to the C.P.R.
at the untoward result of the collision
between the Charmer and the Scow,
If the passengers could have been
snatched up in a Zeppelin airship I
could have devoutly wished that the
Charmer would have sunk, if possible,
in a thousand fathoms of water. That
the vessel should have been saved as
well as the passengers is little short
of a calamity. For once I find my
vocabulary inadequate to express my
feelings but Victorians have a grudge
against the Charmer which will not
bc removed until that miserable tub
receives its "coup dc grace." Time
would fail me to tell of the hours
and indeed days  which  I  havc  lost
through belated passages on thc
Charmer. She is a miserably inefficient, out-of-date boat, top heavy, uncontrollable, and in a storm unsea-
worthy. it is a libel upon thc splendid system of steamships operated by
the C.P.R. for a passenger vessel to
occupy nine hours in making the trip
from Victoria to Vancouver. It is
an even greater discredit for such a
vessel to have to tie up or retreat
ten or twenty miles in a storm
through which any of the other vessels would plough their Way in safety. No doubt the best policy was
pursued in all these cases, which,
however, only emphasizes the grudge
which thc public havc against the
Charmer.
I. fear that 1 havc said so much
about the streets of Victoria at one
time or another that my readers
hardly consider Loungers weekly
letter complete without some reference to that. This week, however, 1
have only to say that it is about time
someone undertook to render Cook
street passable; 1 imagine the responsibility for its present outrageous condition rests with the city authorities;
at any rate they are the ones to
whom the public has a right to look.
The street railway has been completed on Cook street for at least
two months ancl there is no excuse
on this ground for the delay in levelling up and constructing a decent thoroughfare. I do not often resort to
the use of slang, but in the present
instance am constrained to say that
Cook street is the worst yet.
On the Same Terms.
Diner (who has run up a heavy
bill)—You are manager here, eh?
Well, six months ago I dined here,
and unfortunately, being unable tp
pay my bill—er—yon kicked mc down
stairs.
The Manager—very sorry, indeed,
sir, but business, you know—er—I
had to—cr	
Diner—Oh, that's all right, old
chap—but—might I trouble you again?
Sarcasm of the Road.
"Lady," said Plodding Pete, "dat
bulldog 0' yer's mighty near caught
me."
"He did?" exclaimed the woman
with a lirmly set jaw. "I'll give Him
thc worst heating he ever had!"
"Lady, be merciful. If dat clog
finds it as hard to get anything to cat
around here as I do 1 don't blame
him fur reachin' fur anythink dat
comes along."
Father, Dear Father.
Father, dear father, come home with
me now,
Thc clock on thc dashboard strikes
one.
Don't  fuss  with  the  car any longer
pupah;
Yon can't get the old tub to run.
The cylinder's cracked ancl the timer
won't work,
Ancl   mother's   been   waiting  since
tea.
So  tether the car  to a  post,  father
dear,
And come home on the trolley with
me.
Come home, come home, etc.
C&i
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"You'll wake up some day and find
yourself famous."
"Well, I dunno. I've been going
out early for thc morning papers for
a long time now." THE WEEK, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1908.
Sporting Comment.
The first Rugby football match of
the season against an out of town
club will take place on Saturday at
Oak Bay when the local exponents
will try conclusions with the Terminal City representatives.
The fifteen that have been selected
to represent the Capital City are the
best of those who have attended practice and taken as a team it is a very
creditable line-up. I understand that
tliere was considerable difficulty in
selecting the team owing to the lack
of interest that has been shown by
some of the players regarding practice and had every member of the
club turned out there would have been
several changes, but it was up to the
selection committee to give those who
have been attending practice the preference. As 1 have already stated
the team that has been selected should
give a good account of themselves as
every man is in good condition and
can be depended on to go the pace
without flinching. The team that will
represent Vancouver will, with one
or two exceptions bc the same as
visited California a few weeks ago,
and as they have had the advantage
of playing together it can be readily
seen that the locals will bc up against
it. They should in no wise discourage them, however, as the locals are
individually as good as their opponents. The game should be well
worth witnessing and I hope there
will be a big turnout.
Since my last remarks several important sporting events have taken
place which have materially altered
the standing of some of the champions. The first win was that of
Freddie Welsh, the English featherweight, who successfully picked the
plumes from Abe Attell. Although the
match was not scheduled as a championship event, considerable interest
was taken in it and the wise ones
who saw the fight are of the opinion
that the Englishman had the better
of the argument from the beginning.
The other event to which I refer was
the defeat of Hayes, the United
States Marathon winner by Dorando,
the Italian, who made such a gallant
'fight for first place at the Olympic
games. I am in no way prejudiced
against the Americans, but I tliink
this defeat will cause the officials of
the American Athletic Union to sit
up and take notice. I notice that the
Canadian long distance runner, Longboat, is matched against the Italian
and it should be a great struggle.
The race for the championship of
the Victoria City League in Association football is attracting considerable attention as there is still a possibility of cither the Victoria West,
James Bay or Esquimalt winning out.
At present the Wests are in the lead
with the Bays four points behind,
having played one games less with
Esquimalt next one point away. The
game between Victoria West and
James Bay which is the next on the
schedule will practically decide the
championship. Unless the Bays win
they will bc out of the race, that is,
considering that thc Wests win their
remaining game which is practically
conceded. The match last Saturday
between thc Bays and Esquimalt resulted in a win for the former by
the score of 4-2. In referring to this
match I havc to state that the game
was started sharp on time, thanks to
Referee Rutherford, but in doing so,
Costello of the Esquimalt team and
Lawson of the Bays were not on
hand. Thc former decided to put
on an extra while the Bays played
ten men until the absentee arrived.
There has always been a tendency to
delay the games, but if all the referees wcre as strict regarding thc
starting time as Rutherford is there
would be very few complaints. Thc
result of the match put the Bays
ahead of Esquimalt in the race after
a very sharp match. The Esquimalt
team presented a stronger appearance and played a far better games
against the Bays than they did
against the Wests thc Saturday previous, but they were unable to win.
In the game against Victoria Wests
the half-backs were weak. This was
not the case against the Bays, as the
halves supported the attacking division in good style. The Bays on the
other hand started off at a lightening
pace and maintained it until they had
rolled up a comfortable margin when
they appeared to lag. In the second
half the Bays did not do as much
work as their opponents and did not
score again while the Esquimalt secured their two points. On the form
of the two teams, however, the Bays
played the better game, although they
did not Lave as much play as Esquimalt. On the showing made by the
three teams in the past two games
I think the Bays have slightly the
best of the argument, although I admit that they will have to go all the
time to beat the boys iu green and
white from the western suburb.
The schedule for the Island League
has been arranged and it will give
Victoria good first class football until
near the end of March. The Esquimalt and Victoria United have entered from this city and it would
not be surprising if the championship was brought to this city after
an absence of eight years.
UMPIRE.
Victoria Theatre
MONDAY, DEC. 7TH
Geo. Broadhurst
Author of "The Man of the Hour,"
Presents
The Great American Play
TEXAS
By J. Maudlin Feigl.
Picturesquely Staged and Played by
the original
NEW YORK COMPANY
$1.50 Attraction at $1.00
Popular prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $100.
Box Office opens Friday  Dec. 4th.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9.
James D. Barton & Co. offer, by arrangement with Henry W. Savage, the
only authorized and correct version of
THE DEVIL.
Adapted by Oliver Herford, from the
big New York Cast, headed by
RAMSEY WALLACE .
Complete and Elaborate Scenic
Production.
Prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
Seats on sale Monday, Dec. 7th.
Curtain, 8.15 prompt.
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FROM
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Bunions
Callosities
OR
Warts
When you can  remove same by
the use of
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' Special   Offer—To   any   person
sending their name and address, together with five cents in stamps,
we will forward a 25c pkt.
Address:
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COMPANY,
P.O. Box 328,. Victoria, B.C.
Where one can get the Real Semi-ready
Of the seven distinct types of Semi-ready Tailoring Type B
has the largest sale, for it is the type of the Average Man.
Type B is subdivided into five variations:
Normal.
High Shouldered.
Over Erect.
Round Shouldered.
Sloping Shouldered.
CI No man, matters it not what be his height, girth,
shape or figure, but may get a perfectly fitting
garment   from   out   the   Semi-ready  wardrobes.
■fl Semi-ready Tailoring appeals to every man but
he who is vexed with improvements. It is
the improved and modern method of selecting
dress of the correct address. Finished-to-measure
in two hours, the wearer of Semi-ready clothing
can always forejudge its suitability to his individual expression.
_ Only the millionaire can afford to waste money buying cheaper
suits than Semi-ready, and there is no gain to the man who pays
more.    Cheap suits are too expensive for any but the rich.
Semi-ready Business Suits, Sacks and Morning Coat styles,
in line English worsteds and tweeds, at $18 and $20.
Semi-ready Frock Suits, of line Cheviot and Vicuna cloths,
silk-faced and all silk* lined, at $25, $30 and $35.
Tlie Signet ol Surety.
Semi-ready Tailoring
Where to get it:
6. Williams & eo.,
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SOLE AGENTS.
New Christmas Goods, comprising Neckwear, Shirts, Dressing Gowns.Smoking Jackets, Gloves, Handkerch
iefs, Fancy Hosiery, Fine Underwear, Suit Cases, Valises, etc., etc., at theSEMI-READY WARDROBE, 614
Yates Street.
It's a
Waste of
MONEY
to buy an unreliable make of
Piano
We    guarantee    every    new
Piano we sell.
New pianos from $265.00 upwards.
Second-hand     pianos     from
$40.00 up.
WAITT'S
MUSIC STORE
Horbort Kont, Mgr.
1004 GOVERNMENT STREET
(T
The Silver Spring
Brewery, Ld.
Under New Management
Brewers of High Grade English Ale
and Stout.
Tate's Celebrated Ale.
The Silver Spring Brewery, Limited, has purchased the old
establisshed business of the Messrs. Fairall and is now prepared
to do a large domestic and export trade. THE HIGHEST
GRADE MALT AND HOPS ARE USED BY US.
Phone 893
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VICTORIA, B. C.
4 THE WEEK, MONDAY, DECEMBER -7, 1908.
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if A Lady's Letter *
? By  BABETTE. ^
Dear Madge:
In France they are gravely introducing a Bill to eliminate the words
"to obey," which brides in that country—as in most others—pronounce at
the altar. There is small need to do
so. • The girl is generally laughing
in her white-satin sleeves as she
makes her humble declaration, for
has she not the experience of the
ages to show her that it is not she,
but the man at her side, who will do
all the "obeying" in the joint life together? Candidly, how many husbands dp any of us know who don't
"knock under"—at home—to the
slightest wish of their wives? Do they,
after they marry, remain on intimate
terms with their own friends? On
the contrary, they are obliged to become intimate with hers. Are they
able, as a matter of practical politics, to see much of their own family
and relatives? In nine cases out of
ten, they entertain only those of their
wives. Can a man continue to have
his own hobbies, indulge in his own
amusements, stay at home, and travel
where he likes? We will draw a veil
over the situation, lest the young
man be deterred from marriage and
this Island wants for inhabitants. I4»
short, the bride's assertion of obedience is as much a euphemism as
that of the impecunious bridegroom
who publicly asserts before the congregation, the parson, and the verger
that he intends to "endow" the heiress at his elbow "with all his worldly goods." Without these official hypocrisies these nice-sounding phrases,
we should never get some folks to
the altar-rails at all.
Much has been said and more has
been written about the Kaiser and
his various doings. But the imagination reels at the thought of what
unkind people would say if instead
of Kaiser Wilhelm he happened to
Kaiserin Wilhelmina. The heavens
would ring with stories of the variable moods incidental to the feminine
temperament. It is unthinkable, <i
Europe—and incidentally of the world
would be urged, that the peace of
-should be imperilled by the caprices
of a woman, or that potentates should
be allowed to give other nations
what is vulgarly known as "a bit of
their mind." Yet, on reflection, it
will be remembered that if the Kaiser
were Kaiserin it is more than probable that the whole affair would
never have happened. Great female
monarchs—Elizabeth, Catherine, Victoria—have shown themselves circumspect and adroit. Never did any of
them let the cat out of the political
bag at moments when it was highly
inconvenient for that domestic animal
to appear. England, at any rate, did
wonderfully under her Queens, better,
perhaps, at home and abroad, than
under her varied assortment of Kings.
The golden times of Elizabeth, the
Augustan age of Anne, the wonderful
reign of Victoria, have all contributed largely to our triumphant British history.
"Hats," remarked a young man the
other day, "are nothing more or less
than walking aviaries this year." And
this is not far off the mark. The
prodigious proportions of so many
of the new hats demand generous
trimming, and what is more bold in
its effect than a mass of up-standing
wings and a gorgeously plumaged bird
or two? To the bird lover, this pro-
digal:;use of rare and beautiful birds
is :a soufeg, of sorrow, for the wholesale massacre of birds will in many
cases inevitably result in their extinction. Thousands of birds of paradise,
for instance, will be used to trim the
season's hats, and despite Queen
Alexandra's good example, fashion remains faithful to the osprey.
It is pleasant, however, to know
that the farmyard supplies many of
the really beautiful wings to be seen
wreathing the big hats. Feathers of
many kinds of birds cleverly dyed are
made'up into'one handsome mount.
The effect is good, and no unneces
sary slaughter of the innocent is involved.
BABETTE,
%kM
NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS.
Government House, Victoria.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for Porte Coohere, Qovernment
House, Victoria," will be received by
the Honourable the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to noon 01
Thursday, 12th November, 1908, for the
erection and completion of a Porte Co-
chere at Government House, Victoria.
Drawings, specifications and forms of
contract and tender may be seen, on and
after the lst November next, at the
office of the Public Works Engineer,
Lands and Works Department, Victoria.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works, ln the sum of $300.00, which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering
decline to enter Into a contract when
called upon to do so, or If he fail to
complete the work contracted for.
Cheques or certificates of deposit of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, slgnea
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender will not
necessarily be accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 30th October, 1908.
Nov. 7
LAND REGISTRY ACT.
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
26  of part of  Sections  19  and  68
(Map 290) Victoria City.
NOTICE  is  hereby  given  that  it  ls
my Intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above land issued to
Robert Henry Brown on the 12th day
of January, 1892, and numbered 13304a.
S. T. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General.
Land  Registry  Ofllce,  Victoria,  B.C.,
the 10th day of November, 1908.
Sidney Child, Solicitor for Applicant
Nov. 14.
"LAND REGISTRY ACT."
To the Legal Representatives of Henry
Hooker Newman, deceased:
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register William
James Hanna as the owner in Fee Simple of Lot Thirty-Six, Block Seven,
Esquimalt District, according to Map
No. 265, deposited In this ofllce, under
a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessor ot
the District of Victoria to him, dated
the 22nd day of October, 1908, and
you are required to contest the claim
of the Tax Purchaser within thirty days
from  the first publication hereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Offlce,
Victoria, British Columbia, this 18th day
of November, 1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Nov. 21 Registrar General of Titles.
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 4S2.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Flre Insurance Company of Hartford," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
elfect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head ofllce of the Company ls situate at Hartford,  Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
is five million dollars, divided into fifty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
each.
The head ofllce of the Company in this
Province is situate at Victoria, and W.
A. Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Ofllce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one  thousand  nine  hundred and  eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:—
To make insurance against the loss by
flre on all kinds of real, mixed and personal property of every nam? and description, and are also authorized to Insure on vessels of all descriptions, and
on all kinds of goods and merchandise;
and said Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to the several
persons who may or shall oe Insured
by the said Corporation for all* losses
they may sustain In the subject matter
Insured, in accordance with the terms
of the contract of insurance and of the
form of the policies issued by said Company, which said policies, and all other
contracts of said Company; may be
made with or without the common seai
of said Company, and shall be signed hy
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being so signed and executed, shall be
obligatory on said Company. To make
Insurance against loss or damage by.
wind 6r hall storms, lightning", tornadoes, cyclonfis. tankage of sprinklers and
sprinkler systems Installed or* maintained for the purpose ol protecting
against flre, and explosions, whether nm
ensues or not: provided the same shall
he clearly expressed In the .policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to Insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions .of steam
hollers.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
davs after date T Intend to apply to tho
Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for conl aiid petroleum on Graham
Tsland:
No. 1—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Lot Ten,
Graham Island; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement.
PERCY HARRISON.
No. 2—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Lot Ten,
Graham IsUud thence south 80 chains;
thence west »i chains; thence north su
chains; th-..•*» east 80 chains to point
of commeneement.
CHARLES HARRISON,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 3—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, opposite the
southwest corner of Lot 11, Graham
Island; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.
HELEN HILL,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 4—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner, being ten
ohains south of the northeast corner of
T. L. 12947, thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thehce west 80 chains to point
of commencement.
GEORGE YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 5—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, one mile west
of the southeast corner of Lot Six,
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement.
MARGARET W. YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner, one mile west
of the southeast corner uf Lot Six,
thence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; tnence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
JOHN YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Coal Licence
2304, being northwest corner; thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement.
E. M. YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 8—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, at the southeast oorner of 2306, Graham Island;
thence south 80 chains; thence west
80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 Chains to point of commencement.
JOHN S. YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 9—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, opposite the
southeast corner of Coal Licence 230*6,
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
A. J. KITTO,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 10—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, at the northeast corner of Coal Licence 2306, thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement.
ALEX. W. YOUNG,
Nov. 7 ?*rcy Hf>rrtson, Agent.
No. 364.
CERTIFICATE   OF   THE   REGISTRATION   OF AN  EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that "The Jordan River Lumber Company of New
York," has this day been registered as
an Extra-Provincial 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 Britisli Columbia extends.
The head ofllce ot the Company ls
situate in the City of New York,
Borough of Manhattan, County of New
York, State of New York.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is five hundred thousand dollars, divided into five thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head ofllce of the Company in
this Province Is situate at Victoria and
J. D. Lutz, whose address is Victoria,
B.C., is the attorney for the Company.
The Company ls limited.c
Given under my hand and Seal of
Office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this thirteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and
eight
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Oct. 17
LICENCE    TO    AN    EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 460.
This is to certify that the "Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Company," ls authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls
situate at the City of Springfield, ln
the State of Massachusetts.
The amount of capital of the Company 1b two million dollars, divided into twenty thousand shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company ln
this Province ls situate at Vancouver
and C. H. Macaulay, General Insurance
Agent, whose address is Vancouver
aforesaid, Is the attorney for the Company.
Given   under  my  hand  and  seal   of
Office at Victoria,  Province of British
Columbia, this thirtieth day of October,
one thousand  nine hundred and  eight.
! (L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
Has been established and licensed are:
For the purpose of making Insurance
against losses by fire and against maritime losses.
Nov. 7.
LAND  REGISTRY ACT.
IU  the mater  of an  application  for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1,  Block  14,   (Map 637A), Town of
Port Esslngton.
NOTICE  ls  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 Certlflcate  of  Title  to  above  land   Issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 28th
day   of   March,   1905,   ano' numbered
10977C. ...     . ,
Land   Registry  Office,  Victoria,   B.C.,
the 18th day of August, 1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
RegWtrar-GeHSflcr
No. 455.
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897.'
■Pfl.n9.dR *
Province of British Columbia.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The London and Lancashire Guarantee and Accident Company of Canada" is authorised and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Columbia,
and to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company ls situate at the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the Company is five hundred thousand dollars,
divided into five thousand stores of one
hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
Johnson & Richardson, Insurance agents,
whose address is 314 Hastings Street
West, Vancouver, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 18th day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTl'ON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
(10.) The Company may make and
effect contracts of insurance against any
accident or casualty, of whatever nature
or from whatever cause arising, to individuals, whereby the insured suffers
loss or injury, or is disabled, including
sickness not ending in death, or, in case
of death from any accident or casualty,
not including sickness, securing to the
representative of the person assured
the payment of a certain sum of money
upon such terms and conditions as are
agreed upon; and in like manner may
also make and effect contracts of indemnity with any person against claims
and demands of the workmen and employees, of such person, or of the legal
representatives of such worxmen and
employees, with respect to accidents or
casualties, of whatever nature or from
whatever cause arising, whereby the insured suffers pecuniary loss or damage,
or incurs costs and expenses; and may
generally carry on the business of accident and sickness Insurance as defined
by the Insurance Act, and for the time
being in force:
(11.) The Company may make and effect contracts of insurance:
(a.) To protect principals, employers
and other persons from and against Injury, damage, or loss by reason of fraud,
theft, embezzlement, defalcation, robbery, or.other misconduct or negligence,
or acts of omissions or other breacnes
of duty or of contract by persons in
their employ, or acting on their behalf,
or dealing with or having the custody
or control of their property, or occupying or about to occupy a fiduciary or
administrative position of trust or confidence:
(b.) To guarantee the due performance and discharge by Court and Government officials, employees and agents,
receivers, official and other liquidators,
special managers, committees, guardians,
executors, administrators, trustees, attorneys, brokers, and agents of their respective duties and obligations.
(c.) To guarantee persons filling, or
about to fill, situations of trust or confidence against liabilities in connection
therewith, and in particular against
liabilities resulting from misconduct of
any co-trustee, co-agent sub-agent, or
other person:
(12.) The Company may carry on
generally the business of guarantee insurance, as defined by "The Insurance
Act" for the time being ln force:
(13.) The Company may acquire and
hold any real property required in part
or wholly for its use and accommodation, and may dispose thereof when
necessary; but the annual value of such
property held in any Province of Canada shall not exceed three thousand
dollars; except in the Province of Ontario, where it shall not exceed ten
thousand dollars:
(14.) The Company may also cause
itself to be insured against any risk undertaken in the course of its business.
(2.) The Company may also undertake
the re-insurance of the risks of other
companies.
Nov. 21 *
No. 357
CERTIFICATE   OF   THE REGISTRATION OF AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897.'
I HEREBY CERTIFY that the "Hidden Creek Copper Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial ompany 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, except the construction and working of
railways.
The head office of the ompany ls situate at the City of Seattle, King County, Washington.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is two million dollars, divided
into four hundred thousand shares of
five dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company ln
this Province is situate at the City of
Victoria, and Henry Graham Lawson,
barrlster-at-law, whose address Is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney for the Company. Not empowered to issue and
transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the Company Is fifty years, from March lst,
A.D.  1908.
The company is limited,
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this eleventh day of November, one thousand nine hundred and
eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this company
is established and registered are:
For mining, milling, mechanical, mercantile, wharflng and docking, Improvement and building purposes, and especially for the transaction of the business of mining and extracting ores and
minerals, atid the reduction of the same,
and the development of mineral producing properties, and to engage In every
species of trade or business incident to
the mining, extraction, reduction, smelting and refining of ores and minerals,
including the purchase and sale thereof, with full power to do any act or
thing necessary, Incident to or demand
advisable in connection therewith.
_ To purchase, acquire, hold, tease, nond,
mortgage, encumber, sell and convey
mines and mining claims, mining property and mining rights and privileges
of every kind and from any source of
title whatever, and also to locate, ap-
prspriate, claim and acquire by patent
or otherwise, mining claims and mining
rights and privileges, including mill
sites aiid water rights, from the United
States Government, and from any otner
political authority, la the manner provided by law.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, own,
hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey
real property and any interest therein,
and to develop and improve the same
for its own use, or for sale to others,
and to deal in real estate for profit.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, and
to own, lease, sell and convey timber
lands and limits, and to acquire, build,
operate, lease and sell saw mills, logging railroads and other means or facilities for lumber transportation, and to
engage in the logging and lumber business, and to do any act or thing thereto
incidental, or deemed necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
same.
To charter, hire, build, purchase, or
otherwise acquire, lease, maintain, operate, sell and dispose of steamboats,
barges, tugs, ships and other vessels,
and to employ same in the conveyance
of passengers, malls and merchandise of
all kinds; and to engage ln the transportation business as a common carrier;
and to acquire, build, maintain, Improve,
manage, operate, sell and otherwise deal
in wharves, piers, docks and landings.
To purchase, hold, lease, encumber,
pledge, mortgage, sell and transfer personal property and choses ltt action of
every kind and description.
To negotiate, purchase or otherwise
acquire, discount, sell, endorse and deal
in mortgages, stocks, bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, warrants, and other
securities, bills of exchange, and other
evidences of indebtedness.
To acquire, purchase, plat, »ease, sell,
encumber, convey, or otherwise dispose.
of townsites or towns and lots, blocks
and subdivisions thereof, including the
right to enter townsites on public lands,
and to obtain title thereto according to
law.
To acquire, construct, equip, lease and
operate trams, tramways, waggon roads,
highways and private thoroughfares, and
any other device or equipment for tlie
handling of ores or minerals, and of
supplies used in connection with mining!
or the reduction of minerals.
To acquire, build, equip und operate
railway terminals, spurs, switches, side
tracks and other appurtenances, and to
operate engines, cars and other equipment thereon by any kind of motive
power and to charge and collect compensation therefor.   • „
To construct and operate canals,
flumes and ditches, and to conduct the
business of furnishing a water supply
for domestic, manufacturing and other
purposes, and to collect and enforce
tolls, rentals and other charges therefor.
To acquire, construct, equip and operate power plants, and plants to manufacture and develop electricity for light
and power and other useful purposes,
and to sell and supply the same to other
persons and corporations, and to charge
and collect tolls and rentals therefor,
and to apply for, purchase, or otherwise
acquire and own water records, and to
acquire and operate the business of a
power company.
To accept and acquire franchises, and
to own, operate, utilize, sell and dispose of the same.
To exercise the right of eminent domain for any corporate purpose.
To buy, sell, barter, exchange and deal
in all kinds of goods, wares and merchandise, both at wholesale and retail.
To buy and sell ores and gold dust
and minerals in any form, and to deal
in the same as merchandise or for profit
To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, pledge, sell, dispose of, and deal in the bonds and stocks
of this or other corporations, with full
power to vote such stock at corporate
meetings, either by Its officers or by
proxy, and to exercise every act and
power of ownership, therein by law permitted.
To receive consignments and to sell
goods on what ls known as a brokerage
or commission basis.
To do business on commission, and to
act as agent or attorney for other persons or corporations ln any business
which this corporation might transact
for Itself.
To acquire, construct and operate telephone and telegraph lines, and to receive and collect tolls, charges and rentals therefor.
To acquire by application, entry, purchase or otherwise, and to own, lease.
operate, sell and convey patents and
patent rights, copyrights, trade marks,
and licenses for any and all kinds of
inventions, devices and improvements.
To borrow money, and to give security
therefor upon the property of the corporation by mortgage, pledge or otherwise, and to issue bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, or other evidences of
indebtedness, and to negotiate, endorse,
discount, transfer and deal ln the same.
To loan money to other persons or
corporations, either as principal, agent
or broker and to negotiate loans and to
collect compensation therefor, and to receive and enforce security for the payment of the same by mortgage, pledge
or otherwise.
To do any act or thing ln any manner connected with or deemed advisable
in the conduct of any business herein
recited or that may be necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
same.
This corporation Is also formed to
transact business, and may execute any
and all of the powers herein mentioned,
outside of the State of Washington, ana
particularly ln the Province of British
Columbia and elsewhere in the Dominion
of Canada, and wherever its interests or
business operations may require or render it advisable.
Nov. 21.
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent.
Intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
SAMUEL GEORGE MARLING.
Nov. 7 Alfred Deacon, Agent
Swedish Massage
is excellent in all cases of muscular
RHEUMATISM and NERVOUS
TROUBLE.
G. BERGSTROM-BJORNFELT
Swedish Masseur.
Room 2, Vernon Blk., Douglas St.
Phone 1629.   Tours, 1—6 p.m. CO
THE WEEK, MONDAY DECEMBER 7, 1908,
Latest Telegraphic News.
The Only Way.
Horan—Ah, well, no wan kin pre-
vint w'at's past an' gone.
Doran—Ye could if yc only acted
New York, Dec. 6.—Control of the.his rightful interests and profits in the  'l"lck enough.
United Railway Company, which owns company.-
all the street car lines in San Fran- ..'* . *   *
cisco, has been offered to E. H. Har- New York, Dec. 5.—Presented with
riman and it probably will be added $40,000 by members of his congregate the  Southern  Pacific System.
Horan—Go 'long, inan! How could
yerr
Doran—Stop it before it happens.
H. K. Thaw recently gave an order
Which explains
Nanaimo, B.C., Dec. 5.—Tug Hope,
from Victoria, is ashore at Boat Harbor, near Dodd's Narrows, ten miles
from here. The vessel struck a rock,
and at present lies stranded and is
in a dangerous condition. Tugs have
gone to her assistance.
Loudon, Dec. 6.—The first practical
result of the agitation against the use
of racing cars on English roads is the
exclusion of. this class of car from
the motor car show at Olympia.
* *   *
Rome, Dec. 5.—Lloyd Griscom, the
American ambassador to Italy, was
received in audience by King Victor
Emmanuel, and presented his majesty with the decoration of the American cross of honor, a life-saving order
organized in 1808.
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Vancouver, Dec. 5.—J. E. Harris,
city clerk of Vancouver for four
years, was arrested yesterday in Portland on a warrant sworn to by one
of his bondsmen, charging him with
larceny by embezzlement. Expert
accountants have found his books
short about $200 and they are not
through with the examination. He
.was  to have, left this  afternoon for
California.
* *   *
. Seattle, Dec. 6.—Of about 4,000 women entitled to vote at the. school
election only 468 registered in Seattle.
It is safe to say that the principal
reason why Women* don't get the ballot is because only about one in a
thousand really cares to vote.
' Berlin/ Dec.' 5:—The colonial budget includes an originiil appropriation
of $150,000, to be followed by $32,-
600 annually, for the -erection ancl
maintenance at Tsing Tao, in the German territory of Kiao Chan, China, of
schools for thc Chinese 'natives, where
instruction in technical matters will
be given.
tion on thc occasion of the twenty
fifth anniversary of his rectorship of for i5,°oo cigarette
Grace Church, this city, the Rev. Dr.   some things.
William   Reed  Huntington,   aged  70 "
years, has*declined to accept the-gift,      "Has  he  any  incumbrance  on  his
and has turned it back for thc use of home?
the church. "Yes—an automobile."
*   *   *  —	
New  Westminster,  B.C.,  Dec. (,.— A Barren Branch.
Fred. B. Halvard, a trusted employe Guest (at anniversary clinner)-
of the Hudson Bay Company, left You belong to one branch of the
Edmonton on Thursday with the win- host's family, I believe?
ter's mail for Fort McPherson, 2,000 Poor Relation—Yes. I belong to
miles away. The journey will occupy the branch that never had any plums
six months. Leaving Edmonton, Hal- on it.
vard drove out as far as Lac La Biche, r—
where  the  mail  is  transferred  to  a Tennyson's Many Loves.
dog train, which will be used as far In discussing little oddities and
as Fort Resolution, where a relay will peculiarities in connection with thc
be secured for the remainder of th
journey.
* . .. *
Boston, Dec. 6.—A rumor was circulated among Harvard men in State
Street today that the presidency of
Harvard College, after Charles W.
Eliot leaves on May 1 next, had been
offered to James J. Storrow, president
of the Boston school board and a
member of the banking firm of Lee
Higginson & Co.'
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Seattle, Dec. 6.—The entire sixth
floor of the Central building on Third
avenue, with the exception of three or
four offices, has been leased to the
Union Pacific railroad. The new
offices will be occupied shortly after
the first of the year.
works of various writers, and more
especially poets, an official of. the
Congressional library recently said:
"I was talking with a publisher not
long ago about a new .edition of Tennyson's poems which he proposes to
bring out. He showed me a sample
of the type which he intended to
have cast for the * edition, and I
asked.: 'Have you given an order for
an additional lot of I's and v's?'
•" 'Why, no; wny should I?' he
asked.
""'Because, you will have to have
them,' I told him. 'The work "love''
occurs so many times in Tennyson's
poems that the usual percentage of
I's and v's is far short of the number
; THE STORE THAT SERVES YOU BEST
Look For Purity in
Xmas Fruits
The cost of what .you eat is not of so much consequence as its
purity. In. the preparation and handling of all our stock of food
stuffs, whether staple or animal nothing is left undone to protect it
from contamination.
ONLY THE BEST HERE
RE-CLEANED CURRANTS, 3 lbs. for  .25c
FANCY SEEDED RAISINS, per lb .ioc
GOLDEN SULTANA RAISINS, per lb ioc
ENGL1 SH MIXED PEEL, per lb. box  15c
NEW DATES, 3 packets for 25c
SMYRNA FIGS, 3 lbs. for  25c
DRIED PEACHES, per lb ioc
DRIED APRICOTS, per lb toe
DIXI H. ROSS CO.
UP-TO-DATE GROCERS.
1317 GOVERNMENT ST. Tel. 52, 1052 and 1590
_____________________________$ *
London.—Auguste Vail Biene, the required.'"
well known cello player, on Thursday
played in several London thoroughfares ancl collected $3.80 which with
$25 he will send , to the music hall
benevolent fund for musicians.
The action was the fulfillment of a
vow made forty years ago.    On No-  Roads, Streets and Sidewalks at Prince
vember  18,   1868,  a  starving boy  of *     Prince_Rupert.
seventeen was  discovered playing in SEALED     TENDERS,     superscribed
,     „.,,.,, _ "Tenders for the construction of plank
Hanover square by Sir Michael Costa, streets   and  walks   at   Prince   Rupert,
who    rennrldiiCT  the  hnv's  wonderful B.C.,"->wlll be received by the Hon. Chiel
wno, remarKing tne  Doys wonciertui commissioner of Lands and Works .up
The
CECIL
Hotel
What is the most awkward
time for a train to start?
12:50; as it is ten to one
you don't catch her.
WHICH IS THE MOST PLEASANT PLACE IN
VICTORIA FOR A MAN TO DINE?
THE CECIL CAFE
Because it is the only restaurant in the city which
employs'all white cooks and everything is the best
quality, dishes served up daintily, at reasonable price.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
W. S. D. Smith, Proprietor.
645 YATES ST., Victoria, B.C.
San Francisco, Dec. 5.—Tiie Mikado
today purchased for $100,000 from Joe
Sliscovitch,     thc    famous    -Alaskan
power, asked him why he was playing in the gutter.
"Because.I am hungry," Van Biene
replied in French. ^^^B^^
Sir Michael took him home, and,
after hearing him play, gave  him a
to and including Wednesday, the *9th
day of December, 1908, for constructing
236,000 square feet of ..plank roadway
and 112,000 square feet of plank walks,
at Prince Rupert, B.C.,. including the
necessary grading and close cutting.
Plans,   specilications,   and   forms   ot
contract   and   tender   can   be  seen  by
_M_____MB——_______________m_________m____mmm_wm___mr   mam.   ........._.   ......   ,....,    _...._   ......   _. intending  tenderers,   on  and  after  the
pioneer, the largest antimony mine in    , .,    ., .,•--, 21st day of November, 1908, at the offlce
;      :_..._  _■•—■._    ,.-i-!-t."-_t._    t ..,* Place as ce"o player in the Convent of the undersigned, Lands and Works
Garden   orchestra      Hp   then   vowed Department, Victoria, B.C.;   at the of-
uaruui   oicncscra.     ne   men. vowed flce of the Government Agent, Prince
that on every anniversary of his cle- Rupert, B.C.; at the office of Mr. James
1;, „.„  f .        a-       1 ,j H. Bacon,    Harbour   Engineer,   Prince
livery from  starvation  he would go Rupert, B.C.; at the offlce of the Gov-
back-to  the  streets  and  play.     He ernment Agent, New Westminster, B.C.;
,     , v  ■*• and at.the offlce of Mr. R. J. Skinner,
never has broken the vow.
America from which the Japanese
government will take vast stores of
mineral containing valuable ingredients for smokeless powder and materials which will make the steel hulls
of Nippon battleships proof against
barnacles.
*   *   *
San Francisco, Dec. 6.—The Pasadena, Cal., church people havc guaranteed a certain attendance at Saturday ball .games in that city provided
A Satisfactory Answer.
The man who at a civil service examination   for   'fireman    answered a
question    in    municipal
with   "What's  that  got  to  do  with
Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver, B.C.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit bn a chartered bank of anada,
made payable to the order of the Chief
Commissioner, in the sum of fifteen
hundred* ($1,500) dollars, which shall Ue
forfeited if the party tendering decline,
or neglect, to enter into contract and
government satisfactory bond when called upon to
do so.  ~
An accepted bank cheque, or guarantee bond, In the sum of fifteen thousand
they are not played on Sunday.  This n--—   .,*—1-——mniim .__ uui.u, ... __*. =«"• •*"• "*.v— -•■—-*■•*--
,    ,.   i;{ ..,,.„,..,.. nf the nmrnre to squirting a. hose?    has been eclipsed. ($16,000)   dollars,  as  security for  tne
looks like an attempt ot tne umpire to ■ faithful performance and completion of
elevate the  general  language toward At the last examination of applicants the work will be required.;     .1     ,•'._
himself for at least one day in the
week.
Hot Springs, Va., Dec. 6.—President-elect William 11. Taft today gave
John Barrett, director of thc international bureau of American republics,
renewed assurances that his administration will demonstrate this.' country's friendship for thc republics of
South America.
* *   *
Dublin, Dec. 6. The title for the
new ■ university, which has been thc
subject of an acute controversy for
some time, was settled yesterday to
the satisfaction of all parties, when
King Edward issued letters of patent
constituting it as thc National University of Ireland.
* *   *
Reno, Dec. 6.—Suit to dissolve thc
Nat C. Goodwin Company, of this
city, was filed today by Warren Miller, formerly vice-president of the
Company, who also asks for $100,000
damages. Miller alleges that Goodwin and George Graham Rice, the
latter now in New York, have conspired to defraud and cheat him of
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, accompanied by the above mentioned cheque, and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner is not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
  . F. C. GAMBLE,
"I rlnn't I.*,,.,,..   u.._ fMRHnHHHHnnaH Public  Works  Engineer.
I (Ion t know, but I want the job."  Lands and Works Department,
He got it.    ' fl^nHHH Victoria, B.C., 17th November, 1908.
for the fire department one candidate seemed to have difficulty in
answering several of the questions.
He finally gave up trying, and wrote
each   question:
after
Nov, 21.
Victoria Fuel Co.
PHONE 1377
You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be thc finest Domestic Coal
mined.
We give 5 per cent off for spot cash with the order.   Let us
know if you want it quick.
VICTORIA FUEL COMPANY
PHONE 1377 618 TROUNCE AVE.
Your Xmas
Turkey
Expects to be well cooked.
It will be and at little expense and less trouble if
jyou purchase a good
Gas Range
Why not visit our showrooms and select one of our
fine Gas Cookers for a
Christmas gift for your wife?
Victoria Gas Company, Limited
Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
DAYS
ARE
ALWAYS
HERE
Write me for 1908
Catalogue
Cockburn's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, BJC.

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