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Array The Week
With which is incorporated
k End
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
. 11, No. lS
Eleventh Year
Victoria, B.C., Canada, Feb. 15, 1913
5c. a copy, $2.00.a year £ fl
Toll For the Brave
IT is one hundred and thirty years since England's gentle poet,
William Cowper, penned that exquisite poem on the loss of
the "Royal George," which opens with the words selected for
the title of this article. It is true the conditions were not the same,
but the unanimity with which men in every part of tho world responded to tho feeling of emotional sorrow engendered by the loss of
Captain Scott and his brave men, shows that, however times may
change and conditions vary, there is a permanence in human sentiment, and in the noble appreciation with whieh deeds of heroism
tire regarded.   When men cease to respond to the generous impulse
of sympathy, then, if ever, there will be room for talk of the decadence
of the race.   But however the changeB of fortune may cause tho
streams of good and ill whieh flow through human life to ebb and
How, there can bo no room for pessimism so long as one touch of
sorrow makes the whole world respond to a feeling of kinship.   Tho
happenings in the Antarctic Circle which have culminated in another
great epic are the outstanding evidences of the permanence of the
noblest instincts of our race, and reassure us that in spite of reactionary movements and gloomy outlooks, good is indeed the final
goal of ill.    Today the world is not only richer but moro hopeful
because of thi; imperishable story of Captain Scott and his party.
It is not the scientific records which he has left, the geological specimens which he has collected, nor even the brilliant achievement of
lhe intrepid explorers whieh constitutes the highest value of the
Seolt expedition; it is the uplift to humanity, the obscuring of trivial
issues, the absorption of brave accomplishments in a manifestation
of human character which once more kindles the fianie of optimism
and shows that neither tho veneer of civilization, the development
of luxurious living, nor the obscurantism of philosophic doubt has
heen able to still the beating of the heart of humanity, or even to
dim its sensitiveness to tho loftiest impulses of the race.    When
Captain Scott bequeathed his records to the world nnd the care of
thoso dependent on him to his fellow-countrymen, he was but follow-
ng the example of many great heroes of tho past, but like them, ho
ittle recked that his richest bequest  was  the  record of   a  noble
linracter and of deeds of sacrifice! and unselfishness which will for
ever consecrate the memory of as intrepid and courageous a hand of
xplorers as have engraved tlieir doings on thc pages of history. Over
their last sufferings is drawn a kindly veil.   Captain Scott's diary,
whieh deserves to be printed in letters of gold, is the simple state-
uent of the doings of men who still grasped their duty when the chill
land of death had laid its hold on them, and when tlio icy breath of
lie last Destroyer had chilled the blood in tlieir veins.    One can
inngine that tho pencil must have been wielded until the fingers of
tho writer froze around it, and that not until the bravo heart ceased
icnt did consciousness relax its grasp on duty.    It matters not
whnt the future of Arctic or Antarctic exploration may hold within
ts lap; it matters not what groat deeds may yol; he performed in
hose icy nnd well-nigh inipregnnblo regions.  The cnirn which intrepidity has erected to the memory of Captain Scott hns heen consecrated by the tenderness of universal man, nnd will for ever ho the
one monument rearing itself amid everlasting snows, and the temples
of ice and tho abysmal crevasses which have been conquered only by
ie persistency and bravery of man to tnko toll of his bravest and
hest.    The cynic, when contemplating the achievements of Franklin,
Greeley, Hansen, Amundsen, Shackleton and Seott, has sometimes
nsked "eiti bono"; hut tho voice of the cynic is hushed before an
unparalleled example of heroism which dwarfs material achievements
n contemplation of the loftier manifestations of man's origin nud
lesliny. The material benefits accruing from Polar expeditions may
lever greatly benefit us; but the records will enrich beyond compare
he priceless possession of faith which hns never been more truly
Lengthened than when everywhere men have been aroused as by a
cry in the night time from slumber and apathy to contemplate one
more shining cxnmple of unselfishness, of sacrifice and of devotion.
A Local Industry
Dl'1 there is one thing which is wanted worse than another in
Victoria and Vancouver it is a high-class brick, good enough for
facing purposes. Many attempts have heen lnado to furnish the
irticle from local deposits of shale. Some time ago The Week wrote
ibout an excellent deposit on Pender Island; it hns now equnl
/lensuro in calling attention to another deposit near the Tyee siding
in the E. and N. Railway, whicii has been acquired by a local syndicate. The gentlemen forming tho syndicate have incorporated a
ompany under the title of The Shale Products Co., Ltd., wilh a
apitalization of $100,000. One of the most active of the promoters
if this company is Mr. J. G. Johnston, favorably known in Victoria
'or tho last five years as a land and timber cruiser. Mr. Johnston
s a man of great energy, and has invariably been successful in earry-
ng through any project which he undertook. Associated with him
n his latest enterprise are Messrs. D. S. Tait, A. W. Cameron, John
Rond nnd Malcolm. Having acquired the deposits and incorporated
■he company, the promoters intend to dispose of lhe whole of the
itock locally. The Week hopes in its next issue to bc in a position
o give a detailed nccount of the enterprise, with assays of the clay
and photographic illustrations of the property. There is hardly any
industry which would be of greater locnl advnntnge thnn this.
The Overseas Club
IS view of tho impending visit of the Hon. G. E. Foster to
Victoria and the mass meeting which ho will address in the
Drill Hall under tho auspices of the Over-Seas Club, it may
not bo amiss to give a little information about an organization
which is as influential as it is world-wide. The Over-Sens Club was
established in London hy Mr. Evelyn Wrench on August 27th, 1910.
It was the outcome of the policy of the London Daily Mail, which
aimed at strengthening British sentiment throughout the Empire.
It has no central organization, a fact to which it owes its phenomenal
growth, for the total membership to date is 10ii,000. It has an
Imperial creed and certain rules and watchwords, but beyond these
each branch is at liberty to pursue its ends in whatever way it thinks
best. Thero are five hundred branches, of whieh that in Victoria is
by no means the least, numbering, as it does, over four hundred
members. Many distinguished statesmen are included in the membership, and the Duke of Connaught lately took occasion to lay stress
upon the power of the Club for good. The declared objects of the
Club, which is non-party and non-sectarian, recognizing no distinction of class, are: To help one nnother. To render individual service to the'Empiro, nnd if need be to benr arras. To insist on the
vital necessity to the Empire of British supremacy on tbe sea. To
draw together in the bond of comradeship lhe people now living
under the British flag. The officers of the Victoria branch are:
Patron, His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada; Honorary
Presidents, His Honour tho Lieut.-Governor of British Columbia
and Sir Richard McBride, K.C.MG., Premier of British Columbia;
President, William Blakemore, M.l.M.E.; Vice-Presidents, G. H.
Gillespie, Richard Hall, C. A. Holland and R. L. Drury; Secretary,
D. P. McLaren; Treasurer, J. W. H. Littleboy.
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The Vagaries of the Law
WK hnve lhe dictum of the greatcs! of English writers, after
Shakespeare, that "the Law is an nss,' nnd proud as wo nre of
our Constitutional Law anil our Courts of Justico, we admil
t li ii t for once a true word was spoken in jost. The Gilbevtinn humor
of lhe .Mayoralty situation in Victoria is emphasized by the declaration of Chief Justice of Appeal .MacDonald, who voiced no paradox
when he told Mr. McLean that the Court was not there lo render
commonsense decisions hut to interpret the law. Thanhs to a glaring
omission,-His Honour, Judge Lampman, whilst legally authorized to
review the recent election, and to unseat a man who hnd been wrongly
declared elected, did not possess the necessary authority to seat his
opponent, although the latter wns found to hnve received a majority
of good votes. This would appear both to the common sense mid the
legal mind to be an anomaly, and is undoubtedly one occasion upon
which the Law must be written down—an ass. 'The result is another
quite unnecessary election, a waste of public money, aiid a vexatious
delny in seating a full-fledged Chief Magistrate in thc Mayoral chair.
T'he obvious lesson is an amendment of a defective law, for clearly
His Honour, Judge Lampman, and tbe Appeal Court were both right,
and yet neither possessed the necessary authority to do tbe right
thing. Meanwhile, it looks as if for a matter of a fortnight Victoria
will hnvo no Mayor. The contending factions, led by Alderman
Cuthbert and Aldorninn Gleason, hnvo established a deadlock, and ns
the extreme modesty of both factions apparently does not run In
yielding, nnd installing another alderman, Aldermnn Porter, for
instance, pro tem, the City Council will hnve to get nlong lhe host
wny it can. The position is not dignified, nnd ndds one more chnpler
to the comic history of our civic nnnnls.
The Forestry Department
THE speech delivered in tho House last Monday by the Hon. W.
It. Ross, Minister of Lnnds,should be printed in pamphlet form
aud circulated throughout tho Province. Not only it is a carefully studied resume of a most important subject, but it is without
doubt one of the ablest utterances ever beard in the local Legislature.
Although the subject is so highly technical theMinistershowed that he
had mastered it at every point, and tbat he was not, as is sometimes
the case, the mere mouthpiece of the officials of the department. It
is not necessary to follow him through all the interesting details of
a lengthy address; the important point is that he established the
urgency and efficiency of the Government policy, and at the same
time vindicated the methods which have been adopted to carry it out.
On tho former he showed that of all our natural resources timber is
the greatest; that unlike other resources it has suffered from lack
of adequate protection, and further that it is now the policy of all
timber growing countries to take steps not only to protect standing
timber, but to encourage re-forcstration. This' makes tho whole subject not merely technical but scientific, and demonstrates the fact
that British Columbia not only contains the largest quantity of
standing timber of any Province in the Empire, but also that it is
possible to provide for the continuous reproduction of a very largo
section of this invaluable resource. This is the object of the
Forestry Department, and it is nn object to the attainment of which
every consideration is being subordinated. As to the methods adopted '
by the Department, there has been considerable criticism, mainly
directed to the employment of aliens in important official positions.
The Minister was able to put forward a complete defence to nny such
charge; he showed that, wherever it has been possible to procure
Canadians who had had sufficient experience they were employed,
and only in the last resort did he have recourse to outsiders. Whilst
The Week has been insistent in its demands for the employment of
men of British birth, it freely admits that neither Canada nor thg
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Motherland can at the present elementary stages of forestry development supply a sufficient number of men to fill the positions offering.
The conduct of the Minister, therefore, in this regard is justifiable,
especially in view of his declaration that as a study of the science
develops and more Canadians become available it will be the policy
of the Government at all times to give them preference. The Week
wishes to congratulate the Minister on his brilliant handling of a
difficult subject, and on the convincing defence which he was able to
offer to the criticism of his methods.
Food Taxes and Reciprocal Trade
IT is a very remarkable circumstance in the Tariff policy of Great
Britain how "free food" has appealed to the masses, obscured the
real issue, and deterred them from supporting a policy which
without that element they would long since have adopted. It appealed
to them and obscured the issue when Cobden andjiright really fought
in thc name of the people n manufacturers' campaign, and eventually
succeeded in establishing "the minimum wage for existence" system
that now prevails throughout the country. A id it has deterred them
from casting oil' the incubus, whieh Ihe ill-fated policy of Cobden has
engendered, through the fear that the reimposition of any tariff on
food importations would plunge them from poverty into penury, nnd
add intolerability to their nlrendy well-nigh unendurable condition.
When lhe day dreams ol' Cobden have passed into myths, nnd everything hi* predicted hns been falsified, wilh perhaps Ihe one exception
of cheap food, the country hns down lo the present dny withheld itself
from any reform in lhe direction of Tariff adjustment, though the
conditions have completely changed; and instead of Great Britain
being "the workshop id' llic world" without practically a competitor,
as il was in Cobdon's time, tho workshops of today are either rapidly
turning into warehouses lor iho accommodation of ihe imports of
foreign producers, or else if lhey exist as workshops at all, it is nt
the expense nf ihe workpeople whose employment has been reduced
nnd wages whittled down to the narrowest basis. Not even fair eoui-
petition is responsible for ihis. If il wore, the culpability of the up-
holders nf Cobdenism would he less; hut the Iwo greatest competitors
of Grent Britain are the most extreme protectionists, nnd while thus
practically excluding Iho latter's competition in their markets, they
avail themselves of Free Trade and free ports to dump their surplus
manufactures year by year in lhe home markets of Great Britain at
prices whicli render competition wilh thorn more nnd more impos
siblo, oven with cheap food and starvation wages. This is not merely
nn economic anomaly. It signifies n wrong thnt. is fundamental; and
ns no remedy can accrue from without, Groat Britain must abandon
lhe pater-familias tactics of what one may call "petty economics,"
nnd eradicate lhe whole system that is eating out her vitnls. The time
has come when longer she cannot delny. Tho people nre. licgiimiiig to
ralize thnt lhey hnve, during nil thc yenrs since 184(1 ben paying nn
enormous and over increasing price for their "cheap loaf." They are,
nt lnst, perceiving the true meaning of Inriff reform, and its relationship lo inlra-Empiro trade; thnt even if the price of their brend
should be slightly increased, there would bo u new nnd ever-widening
Empire mnrket for their manufactures; that this would ensure
enhanced prices to the manufacturer, nnd correspondingly increased
wages to the workman; that with Ihe levying of import tarilfs thera
would he remissions of other taxes; thnt no increase in the cost
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The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, February 15,1913
living would result; and that Great Britain, ceasing to be a dump
yard for the surplus products of foreigners, would quickly reassert
herself as an industrial producer instead of being what she is now becoming more and more, a wholesale manipulator of the manufactures
and merchandise of others. The era of universal Free Trade which
Cobden predicted his policy would bring within a period of ten years,
is farther off than ever. Britain's example has produced no followers
in that altruistic path; and it is with feelings of delight tliat we hail
the* dawn of a new day when the old land, ceasing to immolate its
people at the shrine of a phantom, will in the first place safeguard its
own industrial and commercial integrity and at the same time clear
the way for a great bond of Empire in the form of preferential and
mutually beneficial tariffs among its several entities. When this has
been attained, then, indeed, will Great Britain know there is no
"sacrifice" in preference, but for her people the acquisition of a gold
mine for a copper coin.
The Songhees Settlement
ANYONE who heard Premier McBride's address in the House
on Thursday afternoon must have realized thut in criticizing
any feature of the Songhees Settlement the Liberal press bus
been engaged in an operation as futile as beating the air. The public
cures less for muck-raking and the tedious nosing out of personal
i details than it does for general principles and not results. The only
thing the T'mes has effected by its ill-natured attack on tbe Government and Mr. Matson has been to establish a fact somewhat in doubt
before, although suspected, viz., that tho new journalistic ethics
adopted by certain extreme party organs permit of the purloining of
private correspondence and its publication for party purposes. Thc
net results, stripped of personalities, of envious references und odious
comparisons, is that at a cost of approximately $750,000 the people
of British Columbia own a land reserve and water-front valued today
at $7,000,000, and that the total sum paid for personal services in
connection with tho negotiations to the late Mr. Helmcken nnd Mr.
J. S. H. Matson aggregates $10f>,000. When the Premier said that
such services would not have been dear at half a million dollars, he
told the truth. In the view of The Week it is the smallest of small
potatoes to cavil at the cost of a transaction which for the first time
puts Victoria on the map as a great transportation terminus, nnd in
doing so satisfies everyone concerned, except a party organ which
finds it difficult to chronicle the success of its political opponents
when it has been forced for so many years to record the failure of
its political friends.
THE WEEK has the greatest possible pleasure in crediting
the Committee ,i the Y.W.C.A. with an act of reparation
which enables them once more to present a clean sheet and to
strengthen public confidence in the integrity of their institution.  In
tho correspondence columns of the current issue will be found a
letter from Miss Messer stating that she has at last received the sum
of $75 from the Y.W.C.A. to compensate her for the loss of her box
und clothing which hnd been placed in their keeping. Miss Messer
gives altogether too much credit to The Week in suggesting that
their action was due to the articles which have appeared in its
columns. The Week prefers to believe that the sense of justice and
fairness which invariably animates the directors of the Y.W.C.A.
und its kindred institution would have led to the same result in nny
Preferential Tariffs and Empire
ri^ HK affairs of nations like thoso of mon have their ebb and
j\_ flow; and of Canada it mny truthfully be snid tbat while but
yesterday it wus at the low wnter murk of national spirit when
its Statesmen who bad dominated its policy for about 15 years were
prepared to sell its birthright for u mess of pottage, today the country
hns retrieved its animation and ambition, and the rising Hood of
progress, of prosperity find of patriotism is bearing it upward nnd
forward to its destined sphere of greatness among the nations whicli
constitute tbe British Empire. Happily tbe machinators of "tho
great betrayal" of tlieir party and propaganda in 1807, were unable
lo perform another politicnl somersault which would huve inevitably
landed the country back into the "slough of despond" from which
Macdonald's great policy began our emancipation in 1870; und what
we huve to do today is not to revile the recantation of avowed principles, or the reckless recoil to those long abandoned, nor yet to bewail the infatuation of men who thought that fifteen years of Parliamentary control ensured for them the people's endorsement of any
proposal, however stultifying or irrational it might be; but rather
to congratulate ourselves on the fact that the sceptre of power has
heen torn from truant bands, and entrusted to men who have already
demonstrated their determination to stand by their principles, and
to contribute, as far as may be possible by their nets, to the nttniu-
ment of Canada's idenl of self-reliant greatness ns a nation within
the Empire. T'he material of the Empire is the individual nation;
and as wc build the latter we not only add to the greatness and splendour of the former, but we assure to our own country commensurate
prestige and power. This is glorious work, but it is work that cannot
bo scamped, because it is destined to.be permanent; and, so far as
Canada is concerned, a party of men nre now in power who have
already shown appreciation of their responsibilities and their determination to build on broad und enduring foundations the nationhood
of Cnnndn. Among these men is the Hon. G. E. Foster, the Minister of
Trnde nnd Commerce in the present Administration. He is in n very
real sense an npostle of the creed which, since he entered public life
in 1882, hns hnd his unswerving devotion. "Canada a Nntion" has
been his motto, and its achievement his goal; and accomplishment
has marked his steps through the years whether in office or in opposition. Ho has heen conspicuous in both spheres. He wns Minister
of Marine and Fisheries from 1885 to 1801; and Minister of
Finance in thc Abbott, Thompson, Bowell and Tupper Administra
tions from 1801 to 1800. It was the consummate ability with which
he framed Canada's case in reference to the Deep Sea Fisheries that
facilitated the adjustment of the celebrated Chamberlain-Bayard
Treaty in 1888, and doubtless brought him into close personal relationship with Britain's great statesman and advanced advocate of
Tariff Reform. After Mr. Chamberlain had inaugurated his
momentous crusndo in 1003, Mr. Foster wns one of the enrliest nnd
most foreiblo nnd eloquent of his supporters. At various great centres
in England he illuminated the subject from the Canadian aspect, and
demonstrated how the adoption of Mr. Chamberlain's proposal would
not only consolidate the Empire, but contribute to the industrial and
commercial prosperity of the commercial prosperity of the people of
tho United Kingdom. He repudiated the doctrine that Tariff Reform meant increased taxes, per capita, and contended that readjustment would not only tend in the opposite direction, but that the
augmentation of trade which an intra-Empire preference would produce would render thc people oblivious of tho tax terror altogether.
■ Mr. Bonar Lnw, as the Leader of the Tariff Reformers in Great
Britain, stands by the same doctrine today. Mr. Foster, firm in his
faith in the triumph of Tariff Reform in Great Britain, is working
with ceaseless zeal and enthusiasm for Canada herself. He is determined, so far us in him lies, to have her house in order when thc call
shnll come for ber to tnke her plnce in the Imperial Zollverein next
to Great Britain. He hns been incessantly active, oven in opposition,
in pressing towards the gonl of the Dominion's destiny; und some of
the Liberal Government have been inspired or suggested by the criticisms nnd speeches of Mr. Foster. The Navy Resolution of some
three yenrs ago, whicii was the first definite announcement on the
Liberal side of anything but the laissez-faire doctrine, wns no more
thnn the resolution of Mr. Foster, adopted by Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
and formulated as his own. Now Mr. Foster, after having been in
Great Britain on matters of vital import concerning intra-Empire
trade relationships, is about to visit Australia and New Zealand and
other British territories with the object of effecting tariff arrangements with them on a mutually beneficial nnd reciprocal form. This
policy indicates prescient statesmanship, nnd the lines on which the
Empire Zollverein will eventually have to be perfected. The regrettable thing is that while the self-governing states aro in a position
to co-operate, Great Britain herself must first curry Tariff Reform ns
n national policy before she can become the indispensable central link
in the great chain of mutually bound nations—nations united on
mnny grounds, but on none more potent, momentous or enduring thnn
those of reciprocal trnde nnd intra-Empire preferential Tnriffs, of
which Mr. George E. Foster is Cnnndn's most logical, most eloquent,
and, for many years, most consistent exponent.
Carnival week. fluo.. to 9,1913
Dominion and Provincial Notes
** Arch Masons, Toronto, have accepted invitations extended by tlie
Grand Chapters oil Ireland nud Scotland lo visit them in the early purl of
1913, and to carry tho plan through
to a successful conclusion, have arranged with Iho While Star Line for
an interesting and unusual lour to the
Old Country.
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Marine Association at tlieir annual
dinner held at Ottawa on Feb. 26th,
the Hon. J. D. Hn?.eu, Minister of
Marine, declared that Cauuda should
have a special representative of her
own at Washington to look strictly
after Canadian matters in their relation lo the United Slates.
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1)H. ALFRED THOMPSON, member for the Yukon, has asked the government I" take steps lo segregate nil
the Indians in Ihe Yukon who are
tubercular. Official reports say from
four to ten per cent of Iho Indians
nre suffering from consumption, ami
il is believed Ihal if Ihcso wore sopn-
ratod from the others improved conditions would result.
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BISHOP LEGAL, who has since
1002 been bishop nf St. Albert, has
beeu appointed Archbishop of Edmonton. This announcement wns mnde
at SI. Albert Cathedral lnst week. The
new archbishop ciime from France in
1S79 to Lachine, und two yours Inter
came west. Later ho look purl in Iho
development of missions, lie has nol
yet decided whether to transfer his
see from SI. Albert to Edmonton or
tn continue ns nt present.
slnled recently Unit slops would possibly bo taken to have the necessary
legisla lion passed during the present
sitting of the Ontario Legislature lo
ennble Guelph to combine nil ils civic
commissions into one.
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given notice of Iho following resolution:
"That it is expedient lo provide
Unit a sum not exceeding $10,000,000
be appropriated and paid out of the
eonsolidnled revenue fund of Cnnndn
(luring the period of Ion yenrs beginning with the your ending Mnrch ill,
1014, for the purpose of aiding nud
advancing lhe farming industry by instruction in agriculture, including lhe
work carried on by veterinary col-
logos. ''
THE DECISION has been practically arrived nl by the P. Burns Co.,
whoso mi'iil packing planl wns destroyed by lire hist month, Ihal Iho
plant will nol he rebuilt on lhe former site in Ensl Calgary, but tlinl n
new industry, very muoh larger I linn
Iho old, will bc .established outside tho
city limits.
Tho probable silo of Iho proposed
new industry will be Iho Bow Valley
fnrin. n I met of 10,0110 acres owned
by P. Burns, aboul 10 miles from
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hnvo received instructions to keep n
sharp lookout for frozen citrus fruit
from California. Tho frost-nipped
(mit gives little outward indication of
ils deterioration, but is lucking in the
essentials of tho matured product.
/-i HAINS of telephones for (rain
'-*' despatching through the entire
length of the C.P.R. system between
the Pacilic Coast lo St. John, N.B.,
were completed lnsl month when the
lnst wires wore laid from Vancouver
lo Norih Bond. On Ibis soction, copper wire weighing 20 pounds to the
mile, wus strung, whicii is much
heavier Ihnn Hint ordinarily used for
being given by the government at Ottawa to a project for building a railway from Bella Coola, B.C., northeastward through Ihecentral and northern purl of the province to the
l'onoe River country, the lino lo be
known  ns  Ihe  Pacific  and   Hudson
Buy Rnilwny.
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the organization of lhe now town of
Soulh lluzollon will begin in earnest.
\Y. .1. Saunders bus concluded arrangements wilh the Provincial nutho-
l'ilies by wliieh public schools nnd
other services will bo placed ul ihe
disposal of residents nl un early dnte.
Tho promotion of civic lighl nml water
plants will be undertaken nt once.
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MR. STEPHEN H.HOS1UNS, provincial collector of luxes at Nelson,
hns received from Iho Doukhobor so
ciety a cheque for .112,220, covering
lhe poll tax duo from ils members nt
Brilliant and adjacent colonies for
1012. The cheque is for 741 members
of the community, this number being Ihe total liable for lhe tax last
year. •   »   •
annual mooting, decided to urge
strongly upon the Dominion Government the need for protection of their
industry, the only industry of nny
magnitude iu Canada, they say, which
is uo| protected ill some manner.
250, the Vancouver Chamber of
Mines hus boon proving a great success. The lectures arranged for the
winter hnvo been well attended by
milling men nnd olhcrs interested in
the subject, uud the practical demonstrations of milling and assaying of
ores nnd smelling ami recovery of
ores and silver havc attracted much
Princess Theatre
Formerly A.O.U.W.  Ball
Cor.   Yatea   and   Blanchard   Sts,
Week Commencing Monday
February 17
The Williams Stock
Complete   Change   of   Programme
l'l-lces   lOr,   _Qc  and   30e
Matinees Wednesdays <_ Saturday
10c and 20c.
Curtain, 8:30 p.m.    Matinees, 2:41)
Reserved Seals on sale at Dean &.
iltacock's,  cor.   Broad  and  Yates.
Phone 3097
503 Central Bldg,, Victoria, B.C.
Arena Skating
3—Daily Sessions—3
10 to 12     3 to 5     8.15 to 10.30
I Evening—General Admission  50c
■ Morning—Children   .... 15c       A-dults    35c
■ Afternoon—Children  ... 25c       Adults    35c
R.   G.   Rowland's  Band  Every   Evening
A Mass Meeting
Will be held in tlie Drill Hall on Tuesday
Evening, February 18, at whicli
The Honourable George Eulas Foster
Minister of Trade nnd Commerce wil deliver an nddress 011
Canada Within the Empire
Sir Richard McBride, K.C.M.G.
nud HON. COL. E. G. PRIOR will nlso speak.
The Chnir will be taken nt 8 o'clock by Mr. W. BLAKEMORE, llic
President of the Oversees Club.
Doors open to Indies and escorts at 7 p.m.; the general public
will bo admitted at 7.30 p.m.
Binks—I hope this Balkan war will
cut out those Turkish atrocities.
Jinks—Ditto here. I never could
smoke the blamed things.
Well fed folks are sure to be patrons of the Kaiserhof Cafe and show
that they get the best of food provided. Lunch for busy men and women from 12 to 2 o'clock, 35c, with
stein of beer.
Turkish Baths
Massage and Clirlspody Specialties
Lady Masseuso in attendance.
Baths open from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Phone 1856 - 831 Fort St.
PHONE 2300
Vancouver Milling & Grain Co..
The more you appreciate pure, Substantial Food, the More you should
realize the necessity for
Will You Help?
Victoria Carnival Week
AUGUST 4-9, 1913
Write or See the Secretary
214 Pemberton Bldg.       Phone 620 w
Victoria, February 15, 1918.
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review
Page Three
ITH all the sympathy in the dnte Dec. 29th, 1912, there is a second
in the world for those whose mnrked Jan. 25th, 1913.  Tlie envelope
ies compel thein to work  bears Ihe General Delivery slump, nnd
on Sunday, I fail to understand huw
it is that in Victoria no provision is
made for a street car service which
would be of avail lo the many who
wish to catch the morning I rain on
the E. nnd N. R. Still less do I understand how it is that persons desirous
is counter-stamped "Not called for.'
On Feb. .12th it wns sent to the addressee through tlie Dead Letter Office, where it had been opened and
his address found inside. I will content myself by saying that I would
like to see  the  English post oflice
shall be a sorry man if the Commission form of Government ever comes
to Victoria, for 1 honestly tliink that
I hnve had more fun during the past
eight years ill digesting the vagaries
of Vietoria, her Councils and her
Mayors than in anything else.
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which I should like to comment before I leave the subject of street cars.
Havc you ever noticed tlie magnetic
attraction which one ear has fer another? I remember during early
essays iu chemistry (or wns it astronomy?) having it explained to me
Unit all things attract one another,
nnd thai it is only friction which
keeps them apart. But no friction can
keep Ihe street ears whicli run on I lie
same lines in Victoria part. A
strenuous endeavor is made to elfect
this sundering process, nnd an instrument culled a "schedule" is brought
Fureham, January 1,1913.
Dear Walbran:—It is good of you
to send me The Week's article on
Naval Defence; whoever tlie author
was, he seems to hold lhe master key
of his subject with the adroitness and
mental alertness whicli he attributes
le Sir W. Lawson, with whose policy
I fancy neither you nor I agree, and
1 rejoice in such n damaging criticism.
1 have been looking up the present
distribution of our Home Fleet, nnd
comparing it with the solid homogeneous fleet of German Dreadnoughts
nnd Dreadnaught cruisers, 24 in number, and manoeuvering in the North
Sea some six hours distant from our
shores. Our 27 Dreadnaughls and 8
([ think) Dreadnaught cruisers nre
scattered between the Mcdilleraneau,
Gibraltar, nnd  the   Southern   ports,
glass, smoke and yarn with my eon- tcs essential to tlieir safety. As this
temporaries in the great city whicli protest did not have any effect, they
in my dny was represented by a 4- immediately appealed to the Depart-
square wooden fori and nn Indian vil- ment responsible for the safety of
lage. I am now only two from being lhe mines, asking for an inquiry, so
the Father of the Navy amongst those that their beliefs might be confirmed,
who reached flag rank before retire- or Iheir fears dispelled. All inquiry
ment. Lord John Hay, Admiral of the was and is still refused. From the
Fleet, und Sir A. D. Horsey nre each moment of this refusal the dispute
87. i am deaf and dim sighted, hut hns existed between the Minister of
three days ago I walked over Ports- Mines and the mine workers of the
down Hill (409 feet) to the old-world two islnnd towns,
village of Soulhwick and bnck with With this point at issue—shnll tlie
and Mines Regulation Act be enforced, the
Im- mineworkers refuse to work until the
this Minister of Mines gives some satisfactory assurance that a gas committee shall perform its duty without
hindrance, or intimidation.   This as-
    surance the Hou. Minister of Mines
((The Week is indebted lo Capt. refused to give.
my   daughter,  over   len  iniles,
could hnve done n good deal more
possible    to   ride   my   bicycle
went her.
Believe me,
Sincerely yours,
indebted lo Capt.
J. T. Walbran for lhe foregoing very
interesting letter from Admiral
Respectfully yours,
of catching the Sidney train nre well which would allow itself td be beaten
advised not to trust to a street car thus easily. One minute spent with
if they wish to make certain of reach- the telephone book would hnve sent
ing the station in time. I find that the Urn letler to fhe right firm. That is
first car on a Sunday morning from all.
Oak Bay leaves the terminus there at
9.20; I should say that the lirst car
is supposed so lo leave. If it does, intending visitors to Sidney will catch
Ihe train. But it is often late. Last
Sunday it wns 9.30 before it left,
ami men and women got olf the car
at Blanchard Street, and had to make
quick time to the V. and S. from
there. I think that if street cars
are needed at all on Sundays they
are needed nl a lime which will enable them to he of use to prospective
railway passengers. I agree witli the
philanthropist who says that the men
deserve the extra hour or so in bed;
I think that the railway men would be
better olf in bed, loo, and I can't
tliink why people want trains so early
on Sunday. But the public demands
them, so that it mny lake a longer
dny olf, and ns long ns lhe public is
allowed lo have its silly way, trains
will he scheduled lo start nt au hour
when sensible people turn over for another snooze, Iu course of time, doubtless, the B.C.E.R. will condescend lo
humor the public in this matter and  Walpole, who said that om
wil convey them lo the stations, but "sk every day what hattie had
will have lo de- won iu ense n victory should be
into force, but the schedule can't do leaving only about l(i Dreadnaught
a thing against the power of attrac- cruisers to hold the North Sea. if that,
lion which persists in bringing Beacon for I have just received a letler from
Hill nnd Outer Wharf cars into town my grandson, who is a middy in the
like twins and Oak Bny, Foul Bay and lirst cruiser squadron, dated from
Willows cars in like triplets. Just Berehnven, where they are iu c'om-
sland on Fort Street one dny when pany with the second Cruiser Squad-
you have nothing much lo do nnd roil. Tlie idea being that the Ger-
watch the affectionate disposition of man Fleet may slip round the Shet-
thijse ears. The schedule stays awake lands  and  attack  our  West   Coast,
* *   * at nights trying to keep them apart, Glasgow, Liverpool, Holyhead!    Un-
I AM OBLIGED lo another corres- but Ihere they go, day in and day der these conditions enn wo "sleep
pendent for a second suggestion ns out, sailing merrily up nnd down Fort quietly in our beds?"   I think uot!
lo the best wny in whicii to slop u cm* Street—!, 2, 3, Willows in the lend: Our only safety is in such a combiiin-
ou a dark night.    He writes lo say when father turns we all turn, and tion with onr colonies as you, Canada,
Hint if you put your foot on the rail when the first cm* stops they nil stop, have so nobly shown,
for a few seconds, lhe motor man can »    «   . [ nul „ believer in the German Em-
see the interruption in the reflection \ HAVE OFTEN PONDERED peror. He is n mystic being, ns
of light ou the rails, nud he further ovel. onc delightful characteristic of he believes, in personal relationship
adds that an expert could communi- the human race whicii cannot be ex- with God. Another Cromwell, but
cute with lhe driver by menus of the plained on nny grounds of logic or more refined and civilized, and pos-
Morse code. This is a useful "tip," reason, hut which goes to show Hint as sesses an immense veneration for his
and I shall not fail lo try it when „ ,.nce we arc a|] rea]ij Vl,,.v |jIIe )>,,]_ mother, from whom he is well aware
next I nm nonplussed nnd "match- imvs. jt js won knuvn that true his genius is derived, and through her
less." By the way, I-have not yet charity is most commonly found a love for her country. Therefore, so
found any mulches on the dark cor- nmongst the poor, which is in itself a long as we strive for peace he will nol
ners, and I would now make a fur- romarknble thing. But consider the willingly strike ns. He is our best
ther suggestion to the B.C.E.R., viz., way ;,, wlljoll misfortunc immediately ally. But if his country demands
thnt lhey tench Iheir drivers the turns business rivals into kindly and war, he will be a terrible enemy. It
Morse Code, nnd put a book of rules considerate neighbors. If there nre will be a bolt from the bine and re-
together with the matches in eon- two newspapers in n town, they usu- morseless destruction. A dozen of his
venient locations. „l,v spenl, „u theil. ,jmo „„,] mosl ,,(
* *   * their space in abusing ench other, and
1 AM BEGINNING TO APPRE- lhe mnn in lhe sheet might reason-
CIATE  the  full  inwardness of  the ably be excused for thinking Hint no-
hisloric remark attributed lo Horace thing would cause greater pleasure to
had to Ihe one than the permanent oblitera-
been  lion of Ihe olher.   But let a fire come
lost nlong, whnt happens?   The burnt-out
dirigibles—we have none serviceable—
would be dropping bombs on our principal cities. Whnt Cromwell was nl
Drogheda he would be, nnd probably
with like results. Yet England's de-
cny does not lie in the German peril,
but in her ruined Constitution, in the
anarchy and class hatred with Lloyd
Ee Y. W. 0. A.
To the Editor.
Dear Sir: Since your issue of lnst
week, wherein you mnde reference to
a suit case stolen from the Y.W.C.A.,
[ have had a visit from Mrs. Adams,
president of the Association, nnd huve
leceived from her a check in settlement of my claim against them.
[ will be pleased if you will kindly
give this publicity in your next issue
so thnt the public will li'.ow that they
havc mado an honorable settlement.
Yours truly,
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Editor, The Week,
Victorin, B.C.
Denr Sir: As during the dispute
between the Canadian Collieries Co.
and ils employees your publication
has been fair as far as il has gone,
I would nsk your assistance lo correct
the view as given by the Minister of
Mines, of the points at issue.
The apparently reasonable demand
for au inquiry is refused on the plea
that tliis is a dispute between Capital
nnd Labour. This is not the ease.
At first Hie miners took n holiday as
a protest against what they believed
was an attack on one of lhe guarnne-
Chnrlie—The  doctor  says  I  have    %,-•
tobacco heart.
Madge—1 knew it all along, dear.   *
You always cared more for your old
pipe than you did for me.—Judge.
618 Yates St and Esquimalt Rd.
PHONE 212 and 139
ils George, backed by Asquith, Ilns established. You, iu Canada, can have no
extent.     Here  iu
in bed deserve
ing tllis view,
to walk, but in hold-
I appear to he
till then the public	
pend on Shanks' mare.    Personally. sl£''t of*    B seems absurd outside a paper  is  promptly   printed
1 tliink   that   anyone   who   is   fool Gilbert, and Sullivan comic opera thai rival's presses.    When snow block
enough  to get up When he might stay llll! citizens of any town should come the trucks of one of two competing conception  of  its
 down to town every morning uncer- railways, running rights nre granted Fnrehnm, uot only in the streets lo nn
lain of the name of lhe Mayor, or over lhe tracks of the other.    Two utterly ignorant  mob, turned oui of
whether there is nny Mayor at nil. theatres will spend money in adyertis- the national schools without religion,
Yel just al lhe lime of writing, Vic- ing to get all Ille pntronnge ill n city, trade or patriotism, only the 3 R's,
forin has been deprived ouce more of but when  one  is  destroyed  by  fire whicli simply makes them the tools of
her Mayor.   Yesterday it wns Beck- thc  other  offers  accommodation   on demagogues, but also in some of lhe
with, while a few days before Ihal if free nights. chapels, "Lei lhe Germans come, they
was Morley.    The question now is, I nm imbued with the snme spirit won't do us any harm, it is only the
who is il going to be? From whnt I myself, nnd despite the high cost of rich landholders who will suffer," is
can gather iu lhe streets I am able living will always extend to a loafer what is being preached verbatim,
to come lo one definite conclusion—it the glad hand  of a Well, enough of politics.    I (rust
will either he Beckwith or Morley.   I LOUNGER. you nre flourishing and have many a
Correct and Artistic  Interior Decoration is Our Specialty
Douglas St., Opp. City Hall
Spencers hns moved around the cor-
: ner, nnd is opening u new department on the curb ol! View Street.
I Some excellent mattresses, at least 1
[think lhey were mattresses, -invited
slhe attention of the. pedestrian on
Wednesday, but I was glad to see Hint
before night fell, they were carefully
taken inside. I wns very much afraid
that lhey might have been spoilt, and
though I appreciate the courtesy of
the linn in leaving them out for inspection, and thereby covering tho
broken pavement, 1 was wondering
whether it. would not be kind lo ring
up lhe manager and warn him Hint
the night air might prove detrimentnl
to the material. I fear thnt mnny of
us nre lacking in gratitude and fail lo
estimate at its renl value the privilege which Spencers grants us when it
places these treasures on the street
for our approval. One man wilh whom
I wns walking that day drew my ation tion lo Iho packages and seemed
think Ihal I might lind in them
jsonio subject for complaint in my col-
luinu. He must have been misled by
some remarks I made in earlier days,
■when T, loo. was led away by "lewd
follows of the baser sort" nnd made
to believe that the sidewalks were intended for foot passengers. I have
long since seen my error, and hope
Hint before lhe year is out the Cily
Council will hnvo passed a by-law
Linnting department stores the full
hse of nil tlie. sidewalk and half Ihe
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oiistanlly the object of indignant
letters in the local press thai T have
hitherto refrained from wielding my
|liimsy pen in the enuse of quick de-
ivory, but such a flagrant ense wns
brought lo my notice Ihis week tliat T
(eel impelled to sny something nbout
I. On llic 29lh dny of December,
)l)12, ns the posl mark shows, a letter
ivas received at tho A'ictoria oflice acl-
Iressed to a well-known firm doing
nisiiiess in the city. It is true thnt
Iheither the street number nor lhe
plreet was written on the envelope,
mt the firm sends out an average of
if ty letters a day, and also receives a
[great many every day. The firm's address is in lhe telephone hook: il does
Inisiness in a well-known block in Ihu
lenrl of Hie city. The malinger has
fceeu iu Victoria for many years, and
■ he letler was sen! lo him hy name,
lin addition In fhe postmark hearing
The Royal Cash Register
From $50.00 to $75.00.   For sale at
Victoria Book and Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 Government Street.   Telephone 63
City Transportation Problem Is Solved
'LECTRIC TRUCKS are to-day employed in over one hundred
different lines of trade and are the ideal equipment for hauling
goods in every city and town where electric current is available
In countless instances they have demonstrated their superiority over
horses and gasoline trucks by reason of their ECONOMY, RELIABILITY and DURABILITY. More electric trucks have been purchased in
the past twelve months than had been sold up to that time, and over
seventy per cent, of these have been repeat orders. The experimental
period of construction and practical application is well past. Progressive users of trucks are very rapidly realizing that the electric offers
the true solution of the city transportation problem.
B.C Electric Railway Company, Limited
TELEPHONE 4609 Page Four
The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, February 15,1913
THOSE responsible for municipal financing have been
watching developments in the
London market witli nnxiety for several months pnst. The reception accorded to our municipal flotations
during the latter part of 1912 was
cool, not because Canadian municipal
credit had been impaired, but through
a combination of circumstances in the
world's money markets. The extensive demand for money emanating
from many countries, the European
situntion nnd tlie cnll for higher rules
of interest on the pnrt of investors
were three of the important factors.
The fiscal agents of the city of Saskatoon und that city's authorities
were among the first lo recognize tho
inevitable. They placed their issue
of 5 per cent consolidnlcd stock nt
99%. By the offering of those ternis
th issue was over-subscribed. A
shnrp contrast wns the flotation of
£250,300 4% per cent bonds of New
Westminster nt 90. In Ihat case, the
underwriters took 40 per cent.
Quebec First to Borrow.
The lirst Canadian eity to borrow
in Loudon this your wns Quebec. It
placed £40,600 i\>_ por cent debentures nt pur nnd the issue was oversubscribed. Quebec hns been finniic-
ing its needs by temporary lonns, nnd
its fiscal ngcnls thought Hint the
time lind arrived for a successful flotation. The result proved they were
right. This has had the elfect of stirring mutters in municipal circles.
The cily of Toronto was advised to
muke its issue of £1.180,000 por cent,
bninls at 921,*) nl once.
Thnt city hnving lost several points
by refusing renlly good offers enrly
lnst yenr—hut not so considered by
the municipal authorities—accepted
the counsel.
Advise Montreal to Place Loan.
Montreal bus boon advised by Iho
Bnnk of Montreal, ils liscnl agents.
Comox District
The largest and finest agricultural district on thc Island.
We have the finest selection
of cleared farms, bush lands,
water and river frontage property in the district for sale.
Also lots in the rapidly growing town of Courtenay.
We have sonic splendid 7 and
15 acre tracts on the main road
2 iniles from Courtenay.
This is a great chance to be
Agents for E. & N. Lands.
Notary Public.
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance   Agents,
Courtenay &  Comox, V.I.
Write  for information.
We are Joint Owners
and Sole Agents of
Fort George
on lim main line or tho (1. T. P.
Transcontinental ami thu Northern
Terminus of the I'uellic and
Great Eastern Huilwny.
Also on the line of nil itallnmds
imlldlnK or projected iIuoukIi
Central B. O. nud tl-,.- Peace Biver
And at the Junction of over One
Thousand Miles uf Navigable
FOUT  GEORGH   Is  th UuruL
Gateway to ihe Peace River District, iM-inK closor io tho very
heart of the Peace River Country
than  Is   Kdiiiontoti,
FOBT GEORGE will be tho
wholesale supply point, tho manufacturing and railroad centre Cor
tho Great inland Empire of Central and Northern B.C., and the
Peace River District alone contains over Ono Hundred Million
Aeres of rich agricultural mineral,
tlmher and  coul  lands.
There will he some cities and
many towns and villages In this
vast rich territory, hut large or
small they must all pay tribute to
whieh fact will he apparent to all
who investigate Intelligently.
Many fortunes will he made ln
business and Investments by those
who write or call today. For
special prices on inside business
lots, maps, plans, photos, etc., see
Natural Resurces
Security Co., Ltd.
Paid-up Capital 8350,000
to place ils lnrge civic loan in London
ns soon as possible. It is thought
thut after the Balkan war is over,
important operations in the money
markets will lend to increase the rule
of interest, which will probably be
higher thnn 4]/2 per cent., nt which
the city can borrow now. That fuct,
together wilh the fnct that ut least
$30,000,000 of Cnnadinn municipals
nre rendy for marketing, hnving been
held bnck by the issue of treasury
bills nud cortilieates, will probably
crentn an avnhinclie of Canadian
municipal bonds in the London market—ut uny rate, just ns much as
Hint market will stand. It is unlikely
Unit nil the Cnnndinu cities on the
waiting list will be nble tu achieve u
result similar to that of Quebec.
Many others should meet with success, hut the situntion is influenced
lnrgely by the Bulknn war factor, nnd
lhe demand for capital from other
countries. It will be interesting to
watch how the next three or four issues fare.
Vancouver hns just disposed of
over $1,000,000 wortli of ils bonds to
a New York house. The stipulation
wns made that the issue would not be
placed in London. Vancouver's Infest dotation, therefore, will be ub-
sorbed by United Stntes investors. At
lhe snme time, it relieves the London
market to tliat extent. Both Edmonton
nml Regina hnvo lnrge blocks of securities to sell. In the former ense, the
nniount is $1,238,123, and in the hitter
$040,000. In neither instance do the
civic authorities nppenr to be pleased
with thc prices offered by Canadian
bond houses. Regina hns rejected all
oll'crs received.
Last Year a Lesson.
Last year the securities issued by
Canadian municipalities amounted tn
$48,414,002, compared with $47,159,-
288 iu 1911. Of tlio former total,
28.42 per cent, wus sold in Cnnndn, S
per cent, iu llic United Stales und
63.58 per cent, in Grent Britain. Lnsl
year's experience should be tnken ns
n lesson by our municipalities. Jinny
of them, nllhiiiigh receiving* rensun-
nble bids for tlieir bonds, preferred
lo speculate with them, or In hope
Hint mnl ters would improve. They did
not improve, the market declined, nnd
lhey had either to sell or to make
temporary nrrnngements. II bus yd
In he proved Hint the ndviee given by
nny of our bnnks, or reputable bond
houses lo civic authorities wns incorrect. Indeed, experience has shown
Hint hnd such udvice been accept cd
when giveu a lnrge number of cities
throughout Hie country would huve
hud Iheir debentures sold nnd nt
prices which perhaps they will bc unable lo obtain Ihis yenr.—Monetary
C. N. R. Plans
C\ N1 important mntter about whicli
(lie New Westminster Council is
now negotintiing is nn agreement
with the Cnnndinn Northern Railway.
The position at present is ns follows :
The' railway company hns built
from Hope to Port Mnnn, nnd ils line
is curried from the south bnnk over
(he Frnser River bridge In New
Westminster. There it stops I'm* the
moment, but the contract for lhe construction of lhe Lulu Islnnd branch
running from lhe western boundary
of New Westminster to Woodward's
Lniidiiig hns been left, nnd lhe qucs-
tion being negotiated concerns the
gap bel ween these Iwo sections, whicli
lies nlnng llic waterfront.
It is expected thnl un arrangement
will be mnde whereby lhe railway will
cover Ihis distance on un ovorhond
track, nud il is understood Unit Ihe
compnny is nnxious to begin work
on ils Westminster properly, of which
it owns nearly $2,000,00 worth, ns
soon ns possible. The contract for
the Lulu Islnnd brunch calls for completion in six months time.
The  i'limor thnl   the rnilwny will
run its ferry lo Victorin nnd Vnncouver Island points from Wooil-
wnrd's Landing has now been con-
tinned. It has been authoritatively
stated thnt woi'.; on the Port Mnnn
terminals, repair shops, and roundhouse will bc begun in March.
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Dominion Bahk
C HAREEOLDERS of Hie Dominion
Bank hnve again reason to be
gratified ut the results of Hie bank's
operations during llic pnst yenr. Net
profits totalled $001,529, being nt the
rate of 18.38 per cent., nn increase nl'
$108,00 over 1911. Not only wns lhe
substantial dividend uf 12 por cent.
paid, but also u bonus of 2 per cent.
The officers' pension fund benefited
by $25,000, which left a bnlnnco ul'
profit nnd loss carried forward of
$088,109, nfter transferring $297,200
to the reserve fund. Thnt fund now totals $0,000,000, $1,000,000 in excess
of paid-up cnpital.
During the year circulation has increased $600,000 nnd depnsils $5,800,-
000. The total nssets, $79,224,080,
hnve gained $9,000,000 during thc
twelve months. The cash nssets,
nbout $10,000,000, nre 23,80 per cent,
of liabilities to the public. The assets
immediately available, $28,241,840,
are 43.58 per cent, of the 1 ul nl lin-
bilities to the public.
p VERY member of lhe club should
be pulling hard lo make flic monster mass meeting to he held in Vic-
tnrin Thentre on the evening of the
20th n grent success. Arrangements
nre under wny for the programme nnd
competent speakers will bo on hand
to tnlk on the subjects outlined in the
programme for 1913-14. Invitations
will be sent out to all responsible citizens to ntend. Victorin needs a progressive movement of the nntiire nf
this Hint is now being orgnnized. It
is not n money-miiking or selfish proposition ; in fnct, it is the very reverse.
Those who become active members
give of their time nnd menus to help
advance the city as n whnlo. Victorin
is certainly worth the effort. Victorin
is n wonderful city, blessed with a
wonderful climnto but, in spite nf nil
its attractions, only n very few of the
people who ought to know nlinut Victorin nre aware of what it offers as a
place of residence. They won't ever
know unless we tnke steps to tell
them. We need real, rock-bottom enthusiasm; not the liip-nrrnli kind, but
the even-burning, stonily flnme that
dnesu 't snuff out in the first draught.
Every member of the Club should be
dning whnt he enn to prepare for n
rousing meeting on Hie evening of tlie
20th. Invite your friends, stir up
your fellow members, bring forward
your suggestions. It's worth while;
it's a renl opportunity; use it!
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We nre glnd to note that members
of the Progressive Club nre doing
their shnre to help nlong the good
cnuse of the August Cnrnivnl. What
this event, properly carried through,
will mean to Victorin cannot be measured in dollnrs nnd cents, nor in so
mnny words. Its effect will be cumulative, nnd, especially if the cnrnivnl
idea is established ns an annunl affair,
the benefits of ench succeeding event
will he felt even years after it is
held. Money is needed; money is imperative; every cent you give will
come bnck to you bringing others
with it; not directly, perhaps, but
most assuredly indirectly. Work with
a will all nlong Iho lino and don't
forget Hint the mere fnct Hint the
whirlwind campaign for collections is
over does not preclude the possibility
nor the necessity of more funds. Give
yourself nnd get others to give!
* §   *
The Tuesday noonday luncheon nt:'
the Club is a good idea. Thar it moots
with the approvnl of the members in
general hns already been demonstrated. Excellent attendance mnrked the
first and second luncheons nnd the re-
mnrks nf the speakers were particularly npt. Mr. Frank Higgins, who
spoke nl Ihe luncheon on llth inst.,
brought forward nn idea for advertising the city's attractions by telegraph and sign-board Ihat wns distinctly novel nnd quite feasible too.
Mr. Higgins has missed his calling.
Any of the large advertising agencies
would pay him a liberal salary ns nn
idea man.
«   *   *
The Tuesday luncheons nre going to
be successful, obviously. Hummer it
home to your friends that they aro
open to the public in general. Invite
n non-member friend every time you
enn. Get them interested. This cnuse
isn't n two-by-four selfish ennse; it's
n big, brond, altruistic cause, worth
any man's while nnd effort nil the
time. Bring snme friends to the next
luncheon Fcbrnnry 18th.
«   •   •
The Club hns a good joke on some
prominent citizens ns a result of n
little misunderstanding When Hie
last course wns finished nnd President.
McLean arose nnd mentioned "Progressive Club," several well-known
oil izons sat up with a stnrt. They had
been under the impression Hint they
were attending the luncheon of the
Automobile Club which was in progress on the floor below.
One man didn't make any mistake,
however. He came into the luncheon
room where the Progressives were
falling to with a will on the first
course. He took one look nround nnd
Ihen depnrled. "I could tell by the
look of them," he snid afterwards,
"that tliere wasn't the price of an
automobile in the lot."
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OWING to the fire which broke
out nt the Empress Theatre
at the end of lnst week, the
vaudeville show has been transplanted
lo the Victoria Theatre, a change
which has not been without its disad-
vnntna.es in view of the sensational
turns provided by Bud Snyder and
Jack Ark. The former is a trick
cyclist who is ns much nt. home on
his wheel as the ordinary mnn is in
his chair, more so, in fnct, as few
men would undertake to stand on their
head in the latter. "Bud" lias been
in Victorin before nnd bis work is
always populni—nnd good. Jack Ark
is.to bc seen in nn entirely original
act with the diabolo. Only those who
havc tried Iheir band at this fascinating, but truly diabolical game can
fully npprecinle the marvellous skill
whicii he evidences in his manipulations. Bossio La Count d"es some
very amusing characterizations, while
Borden & Shannon manage to till thc
bouse with laughter by doing whnt
seems lo be nothing nt nil. Mr. Borden's rendering of Iho Englishman's
interpretation of "Everybody's Doing Tt" is renlly funny. Cnpt. Anson,
of bnsebnll fame, entertains the audience with baseball talk which is much
appreciated by local fans. Altogether,
the vaudeville show Ihis week is n
good one all round.
The Crystal Theatre
The Crystal Thentre has boon putting on some pf the finest shows that
have ever visited thnt bouse since it
flrsl opened during Iho past Ion days.
I,as| week all Iho vaudeville turns
were of n high standard and this
, week they are nearly as good, while
the pictures, bended by a first-class
animal film have been keeping tlie
house full nt those hours when vaudeville is oft*. Comedy wns well to the
fore throughout the week nnd afforded a welcome change from the drnnia-
lio scenes whicli so often predominate
in picture bouses.
The Majestic Theatre
The management of the Mnjeslic
arc to bc congratulated on a fine picture which wus shown at the beginning of Iho week entitled "Durand's
Vengeance." This was a two-reel
specialty nnd was worth the specinl
alt onl ion drawn to it by the advertisements.
Romano Theatre
Last Sunday the proprietor of l?o-
mnno's provided n free entertainment
lo  those  who  chose   to  avail   themselves nf the opportunity, by exhibiting a sacred picture cnllod "Tho Star
of Bethlehem."    This wns a Tnnn-
I hniiser production in Ihrec reels and in
j three-quarters  of nn  hour  told  the
' story of the Wise Men nf the Enst.
j The picture wns n masterpiece nnd
! wns highly appreciated.
I *   *   * .
WC. ^ ms Private car, with his famous
''■■' Japanese servnnt "Holla." a
secretary, a cook, and ns much personal baggage ns would ordinarily be
carried by a prince, Mr. Lewis Waller
will arrive hero Thursday, Feb. 20,
for his engagement of three nights
at the Victoria Theatre, beginning
Feb. 20
Mr. Waller, who is possibly the
greatest actor of his dny on the English stage, and of whom it bus been
jsnid that his shoulders were made
for lhe mantle of Sir Henry Irving,
but lacking the eccentric mannerisms
of thut distinguished plnycr, is one
of Uie lirst of England's stnge fnvor-
itcs to spend three months of his entire theatrical yenr in Cnnndn, nnd
in which country ho believes there is
n grcnler future for (he high-class
drninii thnn nny in lhe world, nnd the
brilliant success of bis tour so far
would seem to indicate that, his theory will bc carried out in thc fullest
Mr. Waller has chosen for his introductory production iu this country,
Alexander Damns' now famous comedy, "A Marriage of Convenience,"
whicli wns adapted to the English
singe by Mr. Sydney Grundy, nnd for
the interpretation of Iho principal
roles hns, unlike many other slurs,
shown Iho good judgment of bringing
from England the important members
of his own organization. Thoso include lhe celebrated young actress,
Miss Mndge Titherndge, whose characterization of Mrs. Admaneston in"The
Butterfly on the Wheel" wns one of
the very prominent successes of the
pnst sonson in New York. Miss Annie
Hughes, new to Aniericn, bill whoso
nnme is known to every follower of
the piny in England for her exceptional acting of the stellar roles iu
such plnys as "The Country Mouse,"
"Miss Tommy," nnd as llic original
culling lhe charm of n world in which
pctplc made living itself an art, a
slcry in wliieh Dumas dves us no
problems lo solve, life being ns lie
sees it, simply n bubbling brook on
which a summer sun is shining. Everything is desirable, everything fascinating, n world perhaps without morals,
hut delightful to look upou.
•   »   •
P ET uf London, tonst of New York,
Oence, fnsciiinting dnnseuse who
queens if over Europe, is yet ns naive
nnd medest as a country lass, Youth,
joyfiiluess, nrch humor nnd innocent
coquetry, these arc her most striking
characteristics. Gcnee is not only the
poetry of motion, but the humor anil
the drama of motion as well. She is
as swift and sure ns a bird, all grace
and beauty nnd lovely fantasy of
I bought.
Her effect upon n New York audi-
that keeps it abreast of the stride
that Cohan sets for all his brain
children, nnd in this case perhaps n
stride or two ahead.
"Broadway Jones" will be seen
at the Victoria Theatre on Monday,
Feb. 17.
♦        *        *
C NTHUSIASM took a firm hold
of four thousand people who
gathered ill New York's Carnegie Hall
recently lo hear Mischa Elman piny
his first American recital after n your
nud u half's absence in Europe. Tbess
persons Avere critical music patrons,
who know quality when it is heard,
unci lhey mnde u greater scene over
Ehnan Ihnii hns boon displayed fur
another violinist of uny time.
Mischn Elman will appear in Iho
Victoria Theatre, Snturdny evening,
Mnrch 1, under Iho direction of the
Victorin Ladies' Musical Club.
D OSEBUD Garden of Girls" was
the pretty phrase invented by
New York's critics to describe the
fashionably dressed chorus that appears in the two acts of Werba and
Luescher's Infest musical success,
"The Rose Maid." The girl market
of New York's theatrical world was
rumsuckod by Ibis progressive young
firm in order to secure Iho rare combination of beauty and talent necessary for the ensemble forces of this
charming opera. Not only do the fifty
or sixty "Rose Maid" beauties appeal to the eye, but lhey please Iho
ear with their splendid voices in Iho
"Rose Song" aud other ontchy numbers wilh which this delightful sister
success of "The Spring Mnid" is
filled. A rare I renl is promised local
music lovers in lhe coming presentation of this delightful Viennese opcr-
ell, at the Victorin Thentre on Feb.
27 and 28.
Appearing With Mr. Lewis Waller in "A Marriage of Convenience,'
the Victoria Theatre Theatre, February 20, 21 and 22.
Norn Brewster in Sir Henry Irving's
"Waterloo." Mr. Edward M. Ryder,
who, with his uncle, John Ryder, has
trained mnny nn nctor now famous on
the English stage; Mr. Charles Dods-
worth, a veteran of the living days,
nnd a man always in latter years associated with London Lyceum productions, und Mr. Reginald Dane, one of
most finished actors of the youilTOr
"A Marriage of Convenience," it
may be snid, along with Monsieur
Beaucaire, "proved one of Mr.
Waller's most distinguished successes
in London, iu which city he produced'
il. in 10011, and which was that your
'commanded' to Sandringham by lhe
lute King. It is a comedy of milliners of thnt delightful period nf
France of 1750, known through nil Iho
doendes since ns a period of grace,
dignity, wil and courtly manners, re-
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
Tlie Largest, Best Furnished nnd Most Comfortable Vaudeville and
Picture Thentro in the City.
Two Acts of Vnudevillc, changing Mondays and Thursdays.    Four
Reels of First Run' Pictures, changing Monday, Wednesday
and Friday.      The Best Music—three-piece
Orchestra in the City.
The biggest Fan on the Coast, removing ,17,000 cubic feet of air every
fivc minutes, insuring you fresh and cool air.
Hours: Pictures from 1.30 to 5.30 and 0.30 to 11.00
Vaudeville, 3.00 to 4.00 nnd 7.00 to 11.00.
once, her lirst appearance, is thus described: "When first lhey saw the
little blonde lady in her Empire gown
of pale blue, with her brand forehead,
piquant features and smile of delight, mingled with conscientious seriousness, everyone wondered whether
Ihis unimnled Danish beauty was
really going lo prove so much better
than the hundred and one dancers
lhey had soon before. But with Genee
on the stage, things went in lightning
flashes. Willi her little slender figure
whirling, now like a Columbine, now
bounding into lhe air with fool hardly
touching Iho hoards, darling hero nnd
(hero like sunbeams on an April dny,
she brought upon herself a storm of
"This mny sound extravagant, but
it is flic rigid economy of praise for a
dancer whose exquisite art culls up
a Ihousand smiles while you watch
her, a bit of thistledown blown hither
and thither, n butterfly flitting to
some now adventure. Genee is not u
dancer—she is the dance in nil its
beauty, lightness nnd charm,"
The world-famous dancer will appear at the Victoria Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 18th.
•   •   •
Q EO. M. COHAN'S latest play,
"Broadway Jones" hns proven
the absolute bit of the New York son-
sou nt the Geo. M. Cohan Thentre.
This latest offering from the pen of
the gifted Mr. Cohnn is one of lhe
most entertaining plnys he bus writ-
Ion down lo dale. It is n comedy devoid of slang, ns thnt vernacular is
popularly defined, yet it contains
enough smart nnd breezy chatter lo
keep the four nets in which il is writ-
Ion  whizzing nlong nt n speed pnee
The Musical Department will gladly
publish all items of interest concerning concerts, musicales, recitations or
other musical affairs or concerning
other activities of the musical profession in this city, if these are in the
office by Thursday forenoon. Phone
1283 or address "Musical Department, the Week."
•   •.***
T EO SLEZAK, who nt the end of
the month is leaving the Metropolitan Opera House, where lie has recently scored mnny outstanding triumphs, hns been known to American
music-lovers now for less than four
seasons," says the musical critic of
the "New York Sun" in the issue of
that paper of January 27 last. "He
made his debut on Broadway on a
Wednesday night, November 17,
1010, ns lhe hero of an Italian opera,
Verdi's "Otello," in whicii work he
nlso hikes his present farewell. On
llic occasion of his Hrsl entrance, it
wns observed Hint ho towered above
nil newcomers of thnt your, not only
iu artistic importance—for ho ouiiic
ns n principal from Iho Vienna Imperial Opera—but nlso in physical
stature. He looks ton fool ut least;
nnd though Antonio Scot I i is no child
in stature, yet when Iho giant Moor
leaped into Iho air, and flung his full
weight upon Iho villain Ingo, lhe nudi-
oncc rose iu ils chairs wilh renl terror
of lhe consequences. At Hint time
'Otello' hnd nol seen Ibis singe in
seven yenrs. but it hnd boon sung
shortly before nl tho rival Manhattan
by Zenatello and Snniniarco, who
were spectators al Sleznk's debut.
Other Distinguished Artists.
At his Victorin concert on the 25th
inst., Mr. Slcznk will be assisled by
Miss Flornncc McMillan, his accompanist (formerly witli Mme. Schumann-Heink), and Miss Florence
Wagher, solo pianist, the latter of
whom will give ns a bracket number
Brnhm's Rhapsodie in E Flat, and
Chopin's familiar Ballade in C minor
(Op. 23). Mr. Sleznk sings, in German, Italian and English, the following groups of songs:
1. (a) Ungeduld    Schubert
(b) Slnndchen    Schubert
(c) Lotosbliime    Schumann
(d) Veilohen    Moznrt
(e) Aria from "The Mngic
Flute,"    Moznrt
2. (n) Tom dor Reinicr  Locwe
(b) Dio  Truno    Rubinslein
(c) Aria from "Afrienine"..
3. (a) O konini in Trunin  Liszt
(b) Wiegcnleid    Huniperdinek
(e) Plnisir d'umour   Martini
(d) Stnmdcheii    Rd.   Strauss
4. (a) Moonlight Song  Caihunii
(h) "Donrest"    Homer
(c) Come lo Ihe Garden, Love
|(d) Aria from "Gioconda"  ..
. ■ .   .
ONE OF THE MOST DELIGHTFUL little musical affairs given in
Victoria for some time wns the
pupils' rccitnl lnsl Saturday under
the auspices of the Ladies' Musical
Six-yenr-old Dorothy Dean scored
a marked success with her clenr and
musicianly rendering of the sweet
little "Flower Song" on lhe pinno.
Miss Mny Tolle gnve some pleasing
soprano selections, nnd Mr. Bnyce
Combo's baritone numbers were
thoroughly enjoyed, ns wns the concerto given by Miss Mnrgnrel Tilley
nnd Miss Joy Calvert. Alice Noal
was honored by the presentation of n
teacher's gold mednl, given by the
Club's charming president, Mrs. Hermann Robertson, nt the end of n
short and well-worded speech of congeal ulnlion.
consisting of an organ reeilal and
song service wns given by Jir. Jesse
Longfield, the well-known organist of
St.   Andrew's  Presbyterian   Church,
lnsl Wednesday, nl St. Piul's Church,
Esquimnlt, assisted by Jir. Alfred A.
Codd, Mrs. Codd, Mrs. Longfield, nnd
Mr. T. Ross. The service wns in aid
of the organ fund and wns well-attended by nn appreciative audience.
The programme wus ns follows:
Organ—"Sonntn in D," (Guy Mitchell),  allegro  modern! o,  andante
pastorale, allegro molto.
Vocnl Solo—"The Tears of Sorrow"
(Calvary), (Spohr), Jir. Alfred A.
Organ — "Serenade    Roman tique"
Vocal   Solo—"I   Will  Extol Thee"
(Abraham), (Jloliquc), JIrs. Alfred
A. Codi
Organ—(n)    "Communion    in    E"
(Fnulkcs);      (b)      "Canzonolle"
Vocnl  Duet—"Withdraw  Nol   Thou
Thy    Mercy"    (Matthews),   JIrs.
Longfield und JIrs. Codd.
Organ — (Dcscripiive)   "Calm   and
Storm" (Dr. Lewis).
Hymn—No. 324 (during collection of
Vocnl Solo—"1 Heard the Voice of
Jesus   Say"   (Ruthbuii),   Jir.   T.
Organ—"Humorcsko"   (Dvorak)*
Vocnl  Solo—"Jesus;  Lover  of My
Soul"    (Longfield),   Mrs.   J.    A.
Organ—"Andnnlino    in    I)    Pint"
Vocal    Quartette—"Saviour,    When
Night Involves (lie Sky" (Shelley),
JIrs.   Codd,   JIrs.   Longfield,   Jir.
Ross, and Mr. Codd.
Organ—"Introduction to Third Act"
(Tannhauser), Wagner.
Mr. A. E. Parker is a recent arrival
from London, Eng., and is staying nt
present nt the Empress Hotel.
The Genuine HEINTZMAN &
CO. PIANO—an instrument ol
quality—is  sold  only  by
Government St. opp. Post Office
Write  for  Catalog and  Prices.
Victoria Theatre
Monday, February 17.
Present Geo. M. Cohan's New
York Emphatic Sensation,
Broadway Jones
The Biggest Success New York
has known in years.
Thc Smartest Play of the Year
Prices, 50c tn $1.50. Seats now
en sale.
Victoria Theatre
Wednesday, Feb. 19th.
Offers the Mirth-Provoking
German Farce
The Girl Prom Tokio
English  version  by  Frank
Tannehill Jr., and George
W.  Barnum.
Prices 50c  to $1.50.    Seats on
sale  Feb.  17th.
Victoria Theatre
Thursday, Fri.,  and Sat., Feb.
20, 21, and 22, with Matinee
February 22.
England's Greatest Romantic
in his distinguished success,
A Marriage of
and Notable English Company,
Prices 50c to $2.   Scats on sale
February 18th.
Empress Theatre
Week Commencing Feb. 17.
"The Irish Wizard"
Presenting "The Den of
Sensational Gymnasts
Thc Ginger  Boys and Their
Owu Compositions
"Charming   Character   Comedienne in Bright and Tuneful
Empres Concert Orchestra
At the Victoria Book and Stationery Oo., 1004 Government
Street, Victoria, B.C.:
"Alnrms nnd Discussions,"
by G. K. Chesterton. $1.50.
"Fathers of Men," by Horning.  $1.60.
"On the Trail of Sunset," by
Thos. nnd Agnes Wilby. $1.50.
(Cnnndinu Highway Pathfinder)
After Theatre-
Opposite the Opera House, on Douglas Street
Orchestra Every Evening 6.30 to 12.30
Mr. M. Nagel,   Musical Dir.
Victoria Theatre
Tuesday, February 18th,
Adeline Genee
and Company
Box office opens Saturday, Feb.
..  15th.    Mail orders now.
Prices $1.00 to $3.00 HJH^HIR	
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IHAVE  no  doubt  this  title  will takes offence at his observations, and
suggest that  delightful book of why no one buttons up his   pockets
W. J. Locke's, -which has given plea- at his appeal.
sure to so many of his admirers and In our inmost hearts we know that
whicii has firmly settled tlie founda- he is nearer to Nature and more
tion of his fame. But that is only truly her child than wc dare claim
because Locke's hero is a modern in- to be; that the wisdom whicli is bid-
stance of a tvpe with which the world den from Ihe "wise and prudent" has
has been familiar in all ages. been revealed to him. Though posses-
He is not the first, but the last, to sing nothing, he has a heritage denied
picture the careless, free-and-easy, to us. He is here today and gone to-
kind-henrled, clever rascal who drifts morrow; he may proffer a ballad or a
through the world anchoring nowhere sketch, a drawing or a barcarole. Vou
except in the memories of those may take it or leave it, it is all the
against  whom he  brushes.      He  is same to him.
literally "a thing of shreds and jf you foil to recognize his genius,
patches," for if he were not in tat- S(J muc|, tjle wol.se fol. you. you ilav(!
ters he would be too respectable to sjmpiy added one to the number of
fraternize with the small but brilliant tilose w]]0 piumb the depths of his
coterie to which he belongs. contempt for your judgment.  He will
Trowbridge pictured him well iu pass on, knowing Ihat at the next eor-
that exquisite little bit of vagabond- ner he will find the patron whom be
age, "Roger and I." We can see him seeks, and if he fails in that he will
after a long aud weary tramp along still find the crust and the shelter,
the dusty highway, sitting down in And so on—until in some obscure
the hedgerow to take a draw at his corner of which the world wols not,
cutty pipe, and philosophize on the he crawls to his shelter for the last
problems of life with his faithful time, and when those whom he has de-
Roger. We can see the intelligent look spised put him away without "nius-
of the companion who cocks his ears i<.al honors" and with "no flowers,"
and wags his tail in dumb apprecia- they are simply the poorer for one
tion of bis master's wisdom; and so more beloved vagabond who has solved
all the world comes to love both the life's last problem,
vagabond and Roger.
This type of character is not con-     g^gi^g   B00K.S
fined to the highways of old England, I iU>*C«Jls*-4Ji*c   _u"*i_vvw-
or, indeed, of any count ry. It is true By j Arthur Hill, Bradford, YorkB.
we may find   it   in   t1"5. travelling     n^t-ten Specially for The Week)
tinker, but it is just as faithfully re- 	
produced in volatile geniuses like 0NCE faw ,m egtimable hAy
Aristide Pujol, or in some of the I ^ ^ & ^ o£ ,mving
humbler  members  of  the  cult  and       ^.^  ^ bedroom   0f  |,er
craft who have then haunts in our ^ ^ m ^ j suppose; fls
busy cities. f   ,* gafel, fol, the sight of rows
tribe, and tnat **»"S" ■ patent fire-extinguishers on each
San"- bT^UrZm landing of a hotel. The Bibles might
Ev , f they have a strok of luck, act as demon-extinguishes, or migh
Ss . ever "accumulate, just because serve as more potent miss, es than
your beloved vagabond cares nothing Luther's ink-pot, should the evil
for filthy lucre nor seeks to acquire powers turn up in personal and tan-
more than will satisfy his momentary gible form. Bu I regret to say that
' I think the said estimable lady was
^The' little, be it ever so little, he somewhat of a hypocrite, and that
shares with a friend, and if there be she planted the Bibles for effect. If
no friend, be will share it with the I misjudge her, may I be forgiven!
first stranger he comes across, and By my own bedside there stands
constitute him a boon companion. Or an oak bookcase of three shelves,
perhaps in a generous burst of emo- two and a half feet wide, and three
tion be will summon all and sundry, feet high. It accommodates about
especially if be be a votary of the forty thickish books, yet can be slid
tavern. about with ease. On these shelves I
I think the intellectual vagabond is ]ceep a selection of my favourites,
undoubtedly a student of old Omar, what do you think tbey are? I will
for I must confess Hint 1 have heard tell you.
more of lhe philosophy of that inim- A(.  Ul(J 1,isk of conling un(jer tho
ilable Persian poet from the lips of suspicion  which  I have  entertained
wandering Bohemians than from all j^^g the good lady aforesaid, I
the literary socielies Ihal  were ever ^.^ ^ ^ mi ,)ml|. „„ tbe m\A.
The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
/ictoria, February 13,
the other day I found it was hard
like k. Next to the Chambers is
Skeat's Etymological Dictionary; less
used, but invaluable at times when
the ancestry of a word is required
"to the third and fourth generation"
backward. Recently I wished to
trace the derivation of ride. I found
that it was one of quite a large family of kin words—array, ready, raid,
raiment, road,—all .Bracing descent
from a Sanscrit root RA, to go or
drive. A very remote nnd primitive
root; for going out on a raid, or arraying therefor, are part of the first
tilings that primitive mnn would do.
Words of this kind are, therefore,
sure to have been among the first
that mankind learned to use.
Then come my real favorite books.
Three volumes of Shakespeare—a
complete edition, tragedies in one,
comedies in another, histories and
sonnets in another. Somehow I must
have had the good fortune to be able
to appreciate good drama nnd poetry,
at a very tender age. As a very
young boy I rend Shakespeare, particularly the dramas in which there was
plenty of fighting, and I remember
that I didn't like Coriolanus as well
as Julius Caesar and Hamlet nnd
Macbeth, though I did not know why.
I know now. There is a great difference in poetic power. About the
same time, I read Homer in the
school library, nnd managed to imbibe
a life-long taste for him, even though
the translation was Pope's, whose
jingling couplets I have never read
since. The best translation of the
Iliad and Odyssey is the prose one in
two volumes by Butcher, Lang, nnd
Myers. It is the one I always use
when I read Homer now. But I keep
these in a glass-door bookcase, among
the aristocrats, not on my bedside
shelves in the dust. For they are
rather costly volumes, and I am l
careful man, and particularly solicitous for the welfare and happiness
of my books.    .
Next to the Shakespeare is Whitman's Leaves of Grass. I mention
this with some hesitation; for Whitman is still a good deal misunderstood. Many good folks censure him
fnr the frankness of his imagery in
"The Body Electric" nnd some other
pieces, and many other critics deny
him the title of poet because of his
rough-hewn, unrhythmic style. And,
in a way, I agree with both criticisms.
I think Emerson was right in his
remonstrance with Whitman about the
coarseness, which is not essential to
, the expression of the thought, as
Whitman averred it was. And I agree
that the unequal lines cause a Reeling of jolt and uiicouthness, to an ear
that has been trained to appreciate
the delicate and perfect cadence of a
Tennyson, nr the swinging yet order
ly rush of words which Swinburne, of
all poets ancient or modern, best
knew . how to achieve. Yet, these
criticisms notwithstanding, I like
Whitman and get help from him. He*
is a big, brawny, healthy soul, sticking his chest out, standing firmly on
his own feet, and .bidding us do and
be the same. And he infects us with
this health. "Be yourselves!" he
says. Don't truckle to convention
when you see it to he wrong. Don't
be a coward. No good comes of
cowardise. Let the spirit speak
through you; do not throttle your inspirations. Oet through the caked
incrustations of dead custom, down to
the living soul of things. And in proportion as you do this, better days will
dawn, both for the individual and the
That, for me, is Whitman's chief
message,—that inspiration of genuineness and optimism which welled up so
richly in his own soul that he was
never cast down even in the most
depressing circumstances. Just think
of those tremendous words, in which
he affirms his faith. Though no orthodox believer, he believed, with the
enthusiasm of a St. Francis, in the
goodness of the Scheme of Things
and the Power behind it. Fnr from
rebelling, therefore, he acquiesced joyfully; and his Columbus words express his own thought:—
"One effort more, my altar this bleak
That Thou 0 God my life hast lighted,
Willi ray of light, steady, ineffable,
vouchsafed of Thee,
Light rare intellable, lighting the very
Beyond  all  signs,  descriptions, lan-
to commune with  our   own   better ing of ourselves into the inner places, I
selves, and, it may be, with something And   to   this  end the poets help us
beyond and greater than those selves, most.
Great New Studebaker Line
(just in)
Oarage and Showrooms:
Broughton and Wharf Streets
For that 0 God, bc it my latest word,
here on my knees,
Old,  poor,  and  paralysed,  I  thank
It takes a true seer to say that, and
no mistake!
I have not got through the shelves,
but I must stop for the present. If
any reader is surprised at the predominantly poetic nature of the bedside books I have mentioned, let me
assure him that I am a disciple of
Darwin, Huxley, and Spencer, but
that for last-thing-at-night reading,
thc "literature of power" takes precedence over the "literature of fact."
We want colour, atmosphere, beauty,
music; not brain-racking logic and
bewildering sums in arithmetic. We
want to enter the Temple of Sleep
through carved Gothic archways and
mosaic - pavemented ante - chambers,
with painted windows and restful
quiet; not through the jangle and roar
of a factory full of looms, or through
the wrangle of a bargaining marketplace. The end of our strenuous day
is a time for peace; for a quiet retir-
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OVER forty years of that time have been
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and buggies. McLaughlin carriages bore
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A customer bought a McLaughlin carriage when hc had the
price simply because it represented the best he could get. Hc
could buy cheaper carriages, but hc could not get McLaughlin
service. Service can't be had for nothing. It costs money and it's
wo-th it.
But here's the point!   The same standards that made the McLaughlin .
carriage famous are **till applied to the making of McLaughlin cars.
Each 1913 McLaughlin car is the product of over two generations of
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And what a philosophy il is! You
may call it healhcnish, il' you like.
It may even be entitled lo the proud
designation   of "unorthodox,"  but
e shelf is n Bible—a rather largo
one, so that it effectively blocks up
Ihe open end through which small
books would fall.   I cannot claim thc
chapter a day" habit, like   King
how many who have nothing else hug *_,,,„.,,.
it to them with delight and si ill feel °™rge, &r the Bible is there
that wilh a book, a jar of wine and im ■••""1>' reference thnn for steady
"thou," life surrenders ils finest de- rending. I was piously brought up,
]jgl,ts! and. in my rending   and    thinking,
Of course, the "tliou" is too often Biblical phrases often occur to me,
the missing one, ami that is where and I wnnt to look them np and see
your vagabond loses his anchorage their context. Only today, in think-
and drifts. I have never forcgnlh- ing about Wordsworth's line "we feel
ercd with one of the tribe without that we are greater than we know,"
feeling that behind the mask of lhe and nbout his high estimate of the
insouciant, jesting philosopher there human soul in Ills famous Ode on Im-
was a story which would never be mortality, I remembered that tlio
told, but whose depths could reveal Bible snys wc are "gods." I looked
all of pathos which life contains. it up in Crudcn's Concordance nnd
I spoke of non-success, hut as ono my bedside copy of the Scriptures,
looks around on what the world calls Psalm 82, John 10.
success, who does not envy the enre- Next to the Bible stands n diction-
free vagabond with no responsibilly, ary—Chambers' Twentieth Century
with no occupation, wilh no demands Dictionary. This is one of my most
on his time or his pocket, with no- useful books. It has good etymolo-
thing to do in life hut gain a crust gies, too. Generally it is for the
nnd shelter and amuse himself by pronunciation of a word that I con-
studying the greatest freak in Ihe suit it. I am a good speller, and I
world—his fellow-man! rarely require a dictionary for the
And if this view bo considered ey- meaning of n word; but I am often
nieul. then I would nsk you why the dubious nbout the pronunciation of
man who indulges in it, is sn uni- Wnrds which nre rarely used. For
versally beloved. Why no one re- example, inchoate. T had an idea that
sents his viewpoint.    Why nt e t]lc „i, wns snft( i)Ut on looking it up
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Motoring   and   Good   Roads
"Now, it is particularly with the
motor tourists that I am interested,
nnd am going to base my argument.
Let us consider further what we al-
AF'i'EH two very interesting nnd Chief Engineer, on its Development,
fruitful dnys uf speeches, dis- Thcsi; were nlso illustrated,
mission,  nnd  inspection, not Quests of V. A, A.
to mention the enjoyment of pleasant On Snturdny the Bond Superintend
hospitality  on  the  part  of  the  re- ents, through the courtesy of the Vic*
spective   municipalities,    the   Road toria Automobile  Association, were a constantly increasing proportion of ""'j. ™   '   j' am     •     t(
Superintendents'  Convention,  which tnken in tlie members' enrs on a road  the North America tourists thnt an- _.-„',  Iusj so as j w;u j,e
convened  nt. Vuueouver    and    New run out over the Island Highway to nually go to Europe are motor tour
lantic, the Panama Canal is open; ing a macadam or gravel road in
they can ship tlieir cars on a through heavy traffic localities,
steamer to any port they like on the "I venture the prediction that it
Pacific Coast; a voyage that will only will not be long before Britisli Co-
take three weeks or less, and know lurabia Depnrtment of Public Works
to n dny when the steamer will arrivo will adopt a permanent paving pro-
at destination. They themselves can gramme; doing a certain amount each
make the trip to the Coast by shorter year on some portions of the Pacific
nnd foster passenger routes. Highway and on other main routes.
"Once here there are. open to them At any rate, tliere is no concealing llic
delightful tours, scenery and resorts, fact that a portion of the profit from
sufficient to occupy them for a yenr the motor tourist trade will have
or more, all connected together by to be reinvested either in permanent
the International Pacific Highway, pavement or in continual mainten-
and, chief attraction of all, different ance.
to nnv other tour in the world.   In     "Well, it is evident foreign moior- _^
addition, the varying climate of tho iste are not goi„g to be nil profit to   lHJ'. "S"al ™nth\."leetAm*? °f *he
Pncifie Slope can he followed from „. but what money can we expect ten y^or'a Automobile Association
North to South and viee versa. thousand visiting motor cars to leave wai| h^ld Juesaay at,12:f P'm'- a"d
•    n •_• i   n i ~u;_.   _,!.__._.  i„ 1011H l°ok the form of a luncheon in the
'   *   * 'n Brlt!sb °?1"n,*a  alone  !" ™» Balmoral Hotel.   There were present
"Everything    looks    favorable, Presuming that they average thirty  tw        ^ ^ ^ ^
therefore, ns far as I hnve gone, for ««.vs apiece in our Province, which ft^ltot
ibe appearance of n large number of surely a low es imate   as many will * ge
motor tourists in British Columbia by, stay for six months and that each ear J      Automobile Clnb
ready know.   We know, firstly, that 1q1fi       ,   inc,.easin[r    erentiv averages four passengers, at an aver* . ,.„..,., .
 '- = -■ •-- -* Say' 1916' and   '           "    S      I age expense of ten dollars per day "I! ^^J*!?™^
guess, just
and I consider it
to make
on reeord, enc'1 m^ ten dollars per day for the
year, a simple calculation  gives
a very conserve-
Westminster last Monday and Tues- Goldstream, where a delightful lunch- ists.   We nlso know, secondly   thnt ^                    ^ .g ^         M total of fifteen  million  dollars, for ^"^ ™ , to see whether
day, adjourned to Victorin Wednes- eon was served nt 2 o'clock.   The run a constantly increasing proportion of ,.   , 8..     U   .„    Wwhv,.v   is    „-. whnt might be called the bare neces- Ijaws V0"1™1™6 t0 see ™e,tn.er
day and there took up seriously the was perfectly carried out, elaborate the inter-touring between Europeans J^J," "^Z J J™, sities of these tourists.                      .. CBn aSS1St the Y™°meV C1"b 1D
work whicii lay before it.   Wednes- maps having been prepared and en- j, by means of the motor-can    We „.      of 1915  (       wi„ nmemh.r j utn addition, hoWW^ do not lose "^
day evening was .pen   in  isteinng to ciliated to facilitate matters. know, thirdly, that along the Pacific hm ^ m        about Q             t) siu rf Jh         hmi iUt lh(,se fort
highly instructive and enjoyable ad- Next week we shall *"$$»£■ Coast itself, and in nil tae Western ^ ._. ^ gu*mer   f m(. «     'J{ aoa_mi J^ &n bourld      ^
drosses, as follows: ure of reproducing n number ot tne provinces           "■*■-'—   "—   -
,     v ,     fr6 .1S   " be not less than ten thousand foreign amongst our merchants, and add to
steadily  increasing body of residents motor cars touring on   ol1r   British this the sums that some of them arc
nnd tourists who look to the Pacific Co]umbia roads    I vepeat that I con- certain to invest in our lands and in-
Coast    as    their   natural recreation _iA_r Mg ^.^ „ very conservative dustries, and add again also the fact
Claras*^/number"' to °"e'                                                   ?" """* 1 T m T '° *_* =0*7 P*k M -__Z__ '_l
Z^^JZu.«miT«,™ "l d0 not think that l have t0 t7l       /Tf am°ngSt /'•' "^ ' offer made by him last year in whieh,
effort to ll them comforabv and <^»e with this audience that U is to ftm* ™ ^« ""J ".T* °n behalf of the dt* he offered tbis
r™^.,^h™ ™T™«^-hW 0,,r interests t0 have tMs traffic; that 8ary*       7       deslrab,1,ty of these medal.    The   President tendered to
to entertain them and prevent time ^  u_   _,_.___   __  _  thonsan(] tourists, if we can get them.     The
presenting to the Provincial Government in their present session. It was
agreed to remit this matter to the
Forty new members were elected
to tbe Association.
Rules for Strathcona Park Ban
Mayor Beckwith presented to the
Association rules governing the competition for the medal for the first car
making the run from Viotoria into
dragging   heavily  on their hands; a
they will be   doing   ns
His Worship the Mayor and the City
"T'h, ZZ__'LJ« 7ZL7_Z"'ni times more g°°<1 than any damage majority, who neither settle nor in- f victoria, the hearty thanks of the
ZttZT^HStaT they may ineMentally do to our roads, vest, cannot help but leave ns with Association for presenting this medal,
tns wno class own automouues. ^^ ^^ .^ .. payg ^ ^ pleasant Elections, and their gra-     The Association expressed to Mr.
It would be idle to gness what is the_e ^^^ we wi„ get evervthing tuitous advertising will from year to Churchiil, 0f The Week-End, their
the total annual amount that these fhat Europe gaing from ^^ and in year send a constantly increasing raost sincei.e appreeiation for the pub-
three classes of tourists spend, or their ^^ occasional investraents in onr s'r<!am of tourists to our shores. M(y he has a(forded ,„ their aimS)
total numbers, but it is obvious thnt ]andi industl,ies alK, resorts, Every «These arguments, of course, ap- and'the splendid work he has done in
the figures required to represent either one of thes(, tollrigts wi„ be a possiWe ply with the same tmcfi to the Paeiflc fnrther;ng the good roads movement.
would be enormous, and anyway I investor] an(, the maiority of them Coast States 0f California, Oregon m, ■Bmt'B Speech
only wish to make clear that there is aMe a]]d ^.^ ^ ^^ an invest_ and Washingto„, and reciprocity with The chairman then called upon Mr.
already in existence a great annual ment opporhlnity that appea]g tn their them in tourists is bound to becoma Rllsti c;ty engineer, to address the
hody or actual prospective motor jtldgIIlent. this, I think, hns already more and more to the mutual advan- meeting on "The Effect on the Growth
tourists, these_ motor tourists can heen suffleiently demonstrated here on tage of all concerned. of cities of the Extension of Perman-
on roughly divided into two classes, Vaneonver Island ns well ns in every "I thank you, Mr. Chairman, for ent Street Pavements Into Adjoining
namely,^people of grent^ wealth jihd ot]le_, 8ec(.;on &]on{_ the pae\6e Coml the privilege you hnve extended to me Suburban   nnd   Country   Districts."
leisure who tour regularly each year
and more or less follow the seasons
where there are a few miles of fairly of addressing this Convention of those Mr. Rust gnve a mosl interesting ad-
good   roads,   and these investments who are making the Good Roads of dress and at he close was cordially
about,  and,   secondly,   those whose haye p_,oved tg the m..tml advantage British Columbia,  and  of informing thanked by the meeting.   The Presi-
ttnanees  will only permit, the indiilg- o{ the investors and ourselves alike,    them of the progress that is being dent nominated a committee to make
ing in an occosional holiday at in
"Nevertheless, it is an   undoubted made in the Pacific Highway project, arrangements for the annual meeting
Deputy Minister of Public Works and Chairman  of  This Week's Good
Roads Convention
Opening speech, Hon. Thomas Tay- speeches made at the Convention. This
lor, Minister nf Public Works. week, however, the exigencies of spneo
"Road of Three Nations" allow us to publish only n portion of
'The Pacific Highway," by A. E. Mr. Todd's address, which wo regard
Todd, Esq., President of 'the Vic- ns a valuable contribution to good
toria Automobile Association and winds' literature in the West and
Vice-President of the Pncifie High- which will shortly be obtainable in
way Assoointion. pnmphlct form.   The part given below
"The Canadian Highway," by W. are particularly interesting to Vic-
.1. Kerr, Esq., President of the Cnnn- torians in view of the present movement for greater tourist traffic:
Mr. A. E. Todd's Speech
"In  theory    the    "Pacific Highway"  signifies  a  roadway  stroiteh-
■dian Highway Association,
"Alberni to Alberta," by W. W.
Foster, Esq., the able chairman and
Deputy Minister of Public Works.
Stereopticon views were used.
On Thursday morning nnd through
tervals nf perhaps several years. fact that the great increase in traffic and of the beneficial effect whicli our and dinner to be held during the last
"Let  us  see  what we  can  offer.that we  are  shortly going to  face Pacific Highway  Association   antici- eight days of March.
these   tourists   in, say, 1916; thre» everywhere throughout the Province pates   the   through connection will     He further appointed a nominating
years from the present.   Let us sup- will enormously   increase   the   road hnve in developing the tourist trade commitee to decide the officers and
pose it is the month of Mny, 191(1  maintenance charges, unless where the of the entire Paeiflc Coast." commitees for the ensuing year.
Our Pacific Highway has been con- traffic is heaviest an entire change is
strncfed frnm Hazelton tn Yuma for made to permanent paving constnie-
over a year now; during the World tion.   Either this, or the roads will be
Fairs of 191(1 nnd previously an ad- bud where the traffic is heavy (and
vance guard of hundreds of tourists then we will lose our tourists), un-
enrs have penetrated to every part of less, ns in Europe, much lnbor is ex-
thn Pncifie Highway and its connec- pended nn continuous maintenance.
tions, nnd every motorist in the world     "I believe thnt permanent initial
is    now   aware that on the Pacific construction is the proper policy fnr
Slope of North America there is open British Columbia to follow ns regards
a great Highway,   connecting   with those places where it is known that
many thousands nf miles  of   other truffle will he great, for the simple
roads, all of whicii can be traveled reason that once a road is properly
without   discomfort,   in  snfety  and paved in some such substantial man-
with first-class hotels everywhere, and ner as a heavy concrete base with
passing through scenery and climates vitrified brick surface, then rubber-
nnequnlled anywhere. tired  motor-trifflc can  pnss  nver it
"What is going to be the result, for n hundred years without produc-
how is this new trip going to nppenl ing any impression.   Tt is worth rc-
to the imagination of the    wealthy memberinsr nlso when struggling with
class of North America and Europenn the initial cost nf expensive roads of
'Jack Rabbit'
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motorists,    who    know   Europe  by this description, thnt they excite ad-
heart, who have  done   it dozens of miration and attract notice, and that
times, who are satiated with Europe's their attractive power to settlers and
ing nlong the Pacific  Slope of" the attrac*;ions, mi wll° aie looking for investors, as well ns their pnrelv ad-
two America's  from Arctic to Ant- new ne'ds '° co"1llcr'   What is to vertising value, aro all considerable,
out Friday the lime was taken  np nretic; a great broad, smooth, well- hinde1' them fl'om toul'ing the paci- and  nf very   real    finnncinl    vnluc.
•with reading and discussion of papers engineered road, extending eontinu- fle   Highway»   Nothing,   absolutely Permanent construction is nlsn in the
by the    superintendents.    Thursday nnsly from community to community, not,,inS* Fm'the Europeans and those long run fnr cheaper than the enn-
•evening the distinguished body wns nnd absolutely free to the nse of nil
privileged  in  hearing addresses by     "That is the vision.   The reality is
Hon. W. IL Ross, Sir Richard Mc- today a chain of frail links of good,
' Bride, K.C.M.G., J. G. C. Wood, Esq.. bad, indifferent and   terrible   roads
M.L.A., nnd ollicers of visiting good which, during (he favorable season nf
-roads delegations, ns well ns two in- the yenr, mny, without too grent cx-
tensely fascinating fnlks on Strath- nggeration, bo said to join together
conn Park, one on its Alpine Arens in one continuous route a point n lit-
by W. 0. Wheeler, Esq., Director of tic nortli of Hazelton, British Coluni-
Iho Alpine Club of Canada, and the bin, with n point n little south of the
other by R. H. Thomson, Esq., Ph.D., City of Mexico.
Nortli Americans living nenr the At-  slant  expense of properly maintain-
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. The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, February 15,1913.
Society and Personal
JUJANY congratulations wcre ex- Mrs. Rithet Hostess at Bridge. Miss N. Combe, Miss Lucy Little,
tended to the members of the Mrs. R. P. Rithet was hostess re- Miss J. Lawson, Miss Lawson, Miss
Victoria High School Cudet Batta- cently of a smart bridge party. Jessie Prior, Miss K. Devereaux, Miss
lion ou the success of their second an- Among tlie guests were: Mrs. E. li (,'. Pitts, Miss S. Dumbleton, Miss
nual ball, which was held on Friday Blackwood, Miss Blackwood, Mrs. Grace Cross, Miss M. Cross, Miss J.
of last week at the Alexandra Club. Brett, Miss Dawson, Mrs. W. C. Boss, Misses Macdowell, Miss P.
The beautiful ballroom was gay with Berkeley, Mrs. W. S. (lore. Mrs. Love, Mason, Miss B. Bodwell, Miss New-
decorations, the balcony draped with Mrs. K. N. Gibson, Mrs. Genge, Mrs. combe. Miss Hilda Page, and the
flags, and centered by the Imperial J. Hunter. Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. McCallum, Messrs. Wise, P. Hanington, W. B.
Arms lent for the occasion by tlie Mrs. Mackenzie, Mrs. Nation, Mrs. Monteith, M. Mason, Geo. Wallace,
Daughters of the Empire. The walls Phipps, Mrs. J. Templeman, Mrs. Davis, Marshall, D. James, R.
were hung with the coats of arms of
the different provinces, and at the
end of the room, over the platform
was affixed the Canadian coat-of-arms
over the Canadian ensign.
Although young in years—the average age of tlie hosts could not have
been more than seventeen—the boys
played their part excellently well.
Young Major Dawley met the Lieut.-
Governor as His Honor stepped into
the ballroom, and escorted him and
Mrs. Paterson to their seats, while
the Cadet Corps band played the National Anthem. The band, which is
the only snch in the province, by the
way, also played several dances at the
beginning of the programme, and the
supper extras, and did remarkably
well, too, for such young musicians.
The remainder of tho musical part of
the programme was in the efficient
lands of Miss Thain and her orchestra.
The members ot Camosi.n chapter
of the Daughters of the Empire undertook the charge of the supper arrangements. The repast was served in the
cufe, the table being decorated with
daffodils and the Union Jack.
Many beautiful costumes were observed, Mrs. Paterson appeared in a
lovely gown of mauve satin, veiled
with silver net, embroidered in silken
flowers. The Mayoresi, Mrs. Beckwith, wore yellow satin, veiled in pearl
embroidered chiffon, edged with mink,
with touches of old rose. Madame
Boy was in maize satin, relieved with
crystal erabroidercy, arranged in
bands on the skirt, and also trimming
the bodice, while her daughter, Mdlle.
Roy, wore white chiffon over pnle pink
satin. Mrs. Geo. Jay looked very
handsome in a gown of black sequin-
ned net orer sal in, with ai. effective Basil Prior, Mrs. T. Pooley, Mrs. Gillespie, S. Gillespie, Chalmers, Carr,
corsage bouquet oil deep ied roses; Leonard, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Stuart Hill, Columbine, Wm. Cartwright, G.
Mrs. Muskett, who accompanied Mr. Robertson, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Miss Holland, Carcwe Martin, R. King,
H. J. Muskett, who was in attendance Smith and others. Victor Macdowall, Denniston, Thos.
on His Honor, looked well in white;     Prizes    were    awarded    to    Mrs. Pemberton and others.
Mrs. W. E. Home wore white lace re- Nation,  Miss  Blackwood,  and   Mrs.     Mrs. Bundock, from Duncan, was iu
lieved with mauve; Mrs. H. C. Han- Fleet Robertson. town for a few days during the week.
ington, black, trimmed with jet em-     Mrs. R. G. Monteith is the guest      Mr.   K.   Senkler,  Vancouver,  has
broidery; Mrs. Foulkes, white chiffon of Mrs. Guy Rothwell, Duncan, B.C.    been  spending  a  few  days  at  the
over satin, trimmed with lovely lace, Surprise Party. Strathcona Hotel.
and Mrs. Mills, white satin. On last Saturday evening a very     Mr. M. J. Monckton, of Duncan, is
Others present included Major and merry surprise party was given  to a guest at the Ritz Hotel.
Mrs. Boggs, Mr. Herbert Boggs, Dr. Mr. Eric K.  Colbourne,  at  "High-     Dr. Eric Perkins and Miss Perkins
and Mrs. Donald,Mrs. C. F. Gardiner, wood" by a number of her friends, are staying at Glenshiel Inn.
Mr.  and  Mrs.  F.  E.  Simpson,  Dr. Tlie evening was spent in dancing, the     Mrs. Gerald Bevan, of Vancouver,
Alexander Robinson and Mrs. Robin- music being supplied by Mr. Bickncll. has been in town this week visiting
son, Lieut, and Mrs. Mulcnhy, Mr. and Among those present were:—Mr. and her mother, Mrs. A. Mitchell Innes.
Mrs. E. B. Paul, Miss Verrinder, Miss Mrs.  Geo. Johnston, Mr.  and   Mrs.      Mr. and Mrs. Pidcock have returned
Florence O'Brien, Miss May Shires, Walter Spalding, Mr. and Mrs. Bury, from a visit to the South.
Mrs. Bernard Schwengers, Miss Erica
Ulin,   and   Miss   Irene   Ulin,   Miss
Beatrice   Williscroft,   Mrs.   Bickuby
and the Misses Rickaby, Miss Jessie
King,   Miss   S.   King,   Miss   Nina
Ridcout, Major and Mrs. T. W. (i.
Bryan, the Misses Croft, Miss Marjorie Caruc, Miss Theresa Robinson,
Mr.  Harry  Robinson,  Mrs.  Turner,
Mr. Trendall, Miss Rowley, Mr. and
Mrs, Watkins, Miss Vaudin, Mr. and
Mrs. S. G. Willis, Captain and Mrs.
Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kent,
Mr. Aubrey Kent, Mrs. G. Lancaster,
Miss Lorctto Spring, Mrs. J. U Tait,
Miss Elsie Todd, Miss Isobel Todd,
Mr. R. D. Todd, Mr. H. S. Nichol,
Miss Brethour, Messrs. Baugh-Allen,
Lieut.    Boville,    Miss    Bass,    Miss
Forrester, Miss Gonnason and many
Mrs. Raymur's Bridge and Tea.
On Friday afternoon, Feb. 7, Mrs.
James Raymur entertained a number
of her friends at bridge  and  tea.
Among   those   present   were:   Mrs.
Berkley, Mrs. E. E. Blackwood, Mrs.
Brett, Miss Bechtel, Mrs. G. Courtney,
Mrs. Herbert Carmichael, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. Flumerfelt
Mrs. R. N. Gibson, Mrs. Griffiths,
Mrs. J. Hunter, Mrs. D. Hunter, Mrs. '
Heisterman, Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Love,
Mrs. Rome, Mrs. McDiarmid, Mrs.
McCallum, Mrs. Stuart Robertson,
Mrs. Rismuller, Mrs. J. Rithet, Mrs.
Spratt, Mrs. H. Robertson, and others.
Mrs. Carmichael and Mrs. Robertson wore successful in winning
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Mi's. Montague Burge has returned
to town after spending the week end
in Vancouver.
Mrs. Pascal de Noe Walker left
town on Wednesday for Vancouver,
where she will spend the next three
weeks as the guest of Mrs. Clarence
Colonel and Mrs. E. G. Prior, Miss
Jessie Prior, Mrs. Peter Lampson,
Miss Vera Mason, and Mr. AV. Davis
returned to town lust week after an
enjoyable motoring trip to different
parts of sunny California.
Miss Mollison, of Vancouver, has
been visiting her sister,Mrs.Cancellor,
al Strathcona Lodge, Shawnigan
An interesting visitor in town last
week was Rev. Principal John
Mackay, of Westminster Hall, Vancouver, who preached at the First
Presbyterian  Church last  Sunday.
Mr. John Retallack, one of the best
known mining men of the province,
has returned lo the Mainland after
spending a few days in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Hall, of Vancou-
ve, have been visitors in town this
Mrs. Garrett arrived in town a few
weeks ago from the Old Country to
visit her son, Mr. H. G. Garrett, of
Ihis city, and is slaying at the Alexandra Club.
left the Empress Hotel and are living
al Dr. Eric Perkins' former residence,
11107 Richardson Street.
Mr. Napier Smith, from Montreal,
is among lhe guests at the Empress.
Mrs. J. II. Nankiwell and daughter
left for England on Saturday via the
C.P.R. and  S.S. Corsican.
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A Big Day
At the Delightful Yates Street Store
We hardly know what to say first to-day, we've so much
real news for you. The new things are beginning to
tumble in on us faster than we can unpack them, and
still there are some of the old things to be cleared, so that
between admiration of delightful New Suits and astonishment at the still further reduced prices on the old stock
we're almost bewildered ourselves. Come to the store
to-day and you'll understand the position.
No reservations  now—everything   must  go  at
these prices:—
All our most  beautiful  Pattern  Hats now to
go at  tf-00
Your choice of the Ready-to-Wear Hats....50c
Untrimmed Felt Shapes all marked down to. .26c
We have unpacked scores of new Spring Coats
for the children, in the most attractive styles
and most charming colors and materials you
could think of. Navies, tans and scarlets in
long ulster and new three-quarter length styles.
Prices from    $8.00
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telephone 1391 Victoria, February 15, 1913.
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review
Page Nine
PEOPLE tire mostly enthusiastic
until it conies to a cash showdown. Numbers who had previously thought lhe Carnival Week
would be a grand thing' for the town
became Missourian when they found
early this week that the suave gentleman with lhe little receipt books and
subscription blanks actually wanted
them to remove money from tlie receptacles of their costumes for that
In the gaily-decorated central Hurricane Headquarters on Government
Street near View, Captain Cuthbert,
First Mate Randolph Stuart, Engineer Von Girsewald, and the rest of
the gallant Carnival crew had many
a chuckle as lhey paced the hurricane
deck and watched lhe clock-hand
slowly swing around the dial marking $50,000. The revelations were
amusing: in the extreme. Certain men
who had been though I capable ot! any
sacrifice, who had boon enthusiastic
in conversation, now proved more enthusiastic in tlieir conservation, as the
reports of lhe lieutenants showed.
On the other hand, merchants and
professional men who had been apparently lacking in interest, surprised
everybody by making fat contributions.
"SlUl citizens dig deep," paraphrased lion. Secretary Stuart with a
smile, as he cheeked up a committeeman who had heen out among lhe
Cm it-stands, and who literally show
ered small silver on the table. "But
then we're glad to get it all. Widow's
mite and all."
«   *   *
^ made a great hit with the Victoria Aulomobile Association at their
luncheon and meeting' last Tuesday,
when he came out strongly in favor of
hard-surface roads. Roads are, of
course, a very near and dear consideration to these motorists; and
that lhey arc not afraid to get out
and work hard for them was shown
by lhe recent election, at which the
Saanich highway by-law was carried
mainly by the determined efforts of
the men in cars.
Mr. Rust, who is a technician who
understands the art of simplifying
the terms of his science to the lay
understanding in such an address,
showed lhe autoists some figures on
the relative cost of tar treatment of
exisling roads, and of laying brick
oi- other hard-surface ways. lie also
discussed lhe effect of the motor on
surfaces; aud "hear hears" greeted
his assertion thai in spile of the
damage (ires cause on roads meant
for horse vehicles, lhe ultimate effect
would bo heller highways, duslless,
firm, and smooth, with a miraculously
low maintenance cost.
When Mayor Beckwith announced
lhe presentation by lhe city of a gold
medal lo the first motorist into
Strathcona    Park,    and    prophesied
See Murphy Electric Company
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"Still to bo Seat; Still to lie Drest
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It's Getting Along Towards the Times
When G11nl1_.11 Thoughts Fill Our Minds to the Utter
Banishment of Sadder Cures
You should ho busy now with your  Seed  Hook, planning
''How Will Yonr Garden Grow."
Remember, we're agents for the World-Famous SuUon's
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Announce Classes in Society Dancing, Deportment, and Body Culture
Every Tuesday at the Alexandra Club, Children from 4 to 8 years,
as follows:—
at 3.30 p.m.; Children from 8 to 16 years, at 4.30 p.m.; Adults at 7.30
p.m.;   Advanced Class at 8.45 p.m.
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that it would be won next summer,
there was more applause, and Percy
Baniiermaii, of the Cadillac trio,
looked particularly alert. Percy is
after that medal. He thinks it would
look nice as a fob.
•   •   *
TPHEY'RE telling this story on a
certain very jolly young doctor
ol Victorin, who, although he can si ill
perfectly recall a lot of the pranks
they play with the hones and skulls
al Toronto Medical, has been out in
the world long enough to have acquired a good bit of wisdom. Doctors are supposed lo be the must unworldly lot of professional men
a-going; but if this story be true, our
medico friend of the merry tendencies is far from being that sort.
They say the Doctor was very busy
one afternoon this week; sufferers
coming in groaning at o'**** door and
emerging chuckling at the other. The
last one was a strapping young man
who complained of abdominal pains.
Doctor prodded him in the side.
"Do you feel a sharp pain there—
there—there?" asked lhe Doctor.
" Look-a-here, Doc," said the
patient with a grin, "I get only
twelve-fifty a week."
"Well," replied the M.D. instantly,
"I knew it wasn't appendicitis; but
I hnd to make sure it wns merely a
stomach ache."
j NTERESTING information often
■1 develops from unexpected sources.
A discussion arose the other day in
a local hotel as to whicii Western Canadian city had paid to investors in
its real estate the highest percentage
of profits. Saskatoon, Winnipeg,
Vancouver, Calgary and other well-
known centres of wonderful growth
and development were referred to
and the argument was waxing warm
when a man from Prince Rupert
broke in:—
"I'm no authority on the values of
Western Canadian real estate in general," lie said, "but I will say this;
that if any other city pays as handsome profits as Prince Rupert has
paid, I want to get an early tip on
its location. I've been in Rupert pretty well ever since it began and the
way values have risen there and the
way they nre still rising, would surprise the world if the world only
knew. I know that I am really very
conservative when I tell you that tne
average percentage of increase on the
money invested in Prince Rnpert since
the city began, is well over three
hundred per cent.
"Now, I'm giving you facts of
which I knew and which I can prove,
if necessary. At the Giand Trunk sale
of Rupert lots in Section Two, in November, 1911, a little syndicate bought
lots to the extent of $8,000, paying
only $2,000 cash on the deal. About
a year later, after refusing many
other offers, the syndicate let go and
cleaned up just exactly 350 per cent
"Here's another one (here the Rupert man pulled forth a note bok) but
don't you get the idea that these are
isolated cases. They are just ordinary
ones lint I quote them because I happen to know that the facts are right.
Here's a deal in Section Six. In the
first place—in those lucky early days
—lots one and two in block 29 were
sold to a Mr. G. I. Wilson for $450.
The same lots were sold in November,
1912, for just $16,000 cash.
"Lots IS and 19, in Block 31 were
bought in September, 1911, by a Victoria man for $14,500. He had paid
only $5,000 on the deal when, in August, 1912, the lots were sold for
"Lots 15 and 16, in Block 10, were
bought at the original sale by a Mr. J.
C. McLennan for $5,000. He paid in
cash only $1,250 when the lots were
sold in December last for $68,000."
The Rupert man's actual instances
set the group talking of the Pacific
terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railroad and it was generally agreed
that, with a rich and fertile empire of
northern interior valleys to hack it,
the facilities offered by a grent transcontinental railroad, with the easiest
grade known, to serve it and the incentive that the opening of the Panama Canal will give to Pacific Coast
business to encourage it, Prince Rupert will, unquestionably, develop into
a grent seaport in a comparatively
short space of time. There is every
reason, say those who have visited the
G. T. P. terminus, to expect wonderful progress in Prince Rupert. Money
will be made there because there will
be an enormous demand for sites. The
fact is that Prince Rupert will not be
able to supply the demand for manufacturing and industrial sites because
of the restrictions of the townsite. It
is also known that owing to the requirements existing even at present, it
is impossible for intending manufacturers and others to acquire by lease
or otherwise, waterfront locations in
Prince Rupert harbor. It is this state
of affairs that insures the success of
the splendid industrial annex thnt is
now being developed adjacent to
Prince Rupert—Port Edward.
(Continued on Page 12)
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The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, February 15,1913
A J4/ eekly Review of the Most Important Happenings in the Mining World, With Special Reference to New Discoveries and Developments.
Edited by W. Blakemore, M. I. M. E. Greenwell Medallist.
CONSIDERABLE interest is being taken in England in Iho
sittings of a Royal Commission, which is now investigating the
subject of "strikes." The object of the Commission is, if possible, to find some means of rendering strikes impossible, and in any
event some means of lessening their frequency, their severity, and
the disastrous consequences to the miners' families, on the one hand,
tho property of the coal owners, and the general public. The problem
is not ns ncute in Cnnndn as at home, but the history of conl mining
shows that the industry has suffered severely from this cause, and it
is doubtful if, in relation to its magnitude here and at homo, the
losses have not been as frequent and as great.
The subject is a many-sided one, and requires spocial knowledge
' on the part of any one who undertakes to deal with it thoroughly.
There are the three interests named to be safeguarded, and no system
which ignores any one of the three can be considered satisfactory.
When the labours of the Commissioners are ended, and their report
handed in, there will be a mass of information available which
cannot fail to be of the highest value to all interested, for while local
conditions differ, there are general principles underlying the matter
in aU countries.
The most interesting evidence yet given before the Commission
is that of Mr. Fred J. Jones, who for forty years has been actively
identified with eoal mining. He is a Staffordshire man, who served
his time with the eminent firm of S. & J. Bniley, Mining Engineers,
Birmingham. In the late 'seventies he became manager of the
Rothervile, Collieries, Treton, and subsequently Managing Director.
He has occupied the distinguished position of president of the Mining
Assoeintion of Grent Britain, and is now chairman of the Conciliation Board. The gist of Mr. Jones' evidence is that the remedy for
strikes and lock-outs is a pecuniary penalty. He is in favour of
"getting after" the funds of the union on one hand and thc coal
owners' association on the other. Ho would make these funds liable
for a heavy fine in case of strike or lock-out in violation of agreement, and ho would provide for compulsory arbitration on all matters
in dispute before a strike or lock-out could be resorted to. This
probably comes as near to prevention as is possible.
As a practical mine manager, Mr. Jones is fully aware that the
weakness of all arbitrations is the absolute impossibility of enforcing
the decision, because no system can be devised, either optional or
legislative, under which a man can bc forced to work if he will not.
But if Trades Unionism is to reap the enormous benefits of organization, benefits whicii have already flowed to it in no stinted measure,
it will also havo to endure some of the disadvantages, and undoubtedly one of these must be the liability of its funds to be impounded
for breach of agreement or refusal to comply with the result of an
arbitration to which the Union has become a party.
To say this is not. in any way to antagonize tbe principle of
Trades Unionism, with which the writer has always had the strongest
sympathy; it is simply to endorse the views of an eminent authority,
who has had a life-long experience and who speaks whereof he knows.
The faults are not all on one side. Capital has often been
autocratic, aggressive and even at times vindictive. On the other
hand, Organized Labour has quite as often been impulsive, unreasonable and inconsiderate, llut neither side has hnd nny regnrd for the
party of thc third pnrt, the long-suffering public. It is nt this point
that the duty of the Government becomes apparent. One can well
understand the reluctuiiee of any Government to intervene unnces-
snrily in disputes between Capital and Labour. There is the risk of
oppression of Labour on the one hand and of injuring an investment on the other.
The position often becomes a difficult one, and it is peculiarly
so in Britisli Columbia, where we have unlimited natural resources,
and are urgently in need of capital to develop them, and here, on
Iho other hand, we have a .shortage of labour and the course of
prudence dictates the most generous treatment in order to attract
If the situation is not complicated by a feature which every
true Canadian must resent, viz., the attempted domination of the
labour market by American organizations, then there should bu
little difficulty or delay in dealing with trade disputes. There has
been a wide-spread suspicion that this factor has been present, nml
may possibly pertain to thc Cumberland strike. If so. the public
cannot know it too soon. On tho other hand, if it is a false suspicion,
it cannot be too quickly removed, and it does not seem likely that
the doubt can bc dissolved without a special investigation initiated
by the Government and conducted by a competent tribunal.
In any event both Cnpitnl and Labour would do well In r ig-
nize the trend of events in England, because whatever happens there
is not unlikely to happen here, and it would not, take much lo amuse
Canadians to as strong resentment against thoso who needlessly
foment strikes and to insist on as drastic measures of repression
as seem to bo imminent at home.
established nt Dawson. The quartz lo
be treated is practically nil free
Prior, however, to taking nny action
regarding the establishment of a testing mill, and nlso in order In obtnin
n I'nir general idea ns lu the gold
content of the quartz, il wns decided
lirst of all lo systematically sample
lhe more important of Ihe known occurrences, and nlso lo endeavour lo
ascertain their probable lateral and
vortical extent. This work was accordingly tnken up by Mr. MacLean, nnd
the results of his investigation will
appear in the forthcoming Summary
*   *   •
Petroleum and Gas
T N the held season of 1012, Mr.
Frederick 6. Clapp, assisted by
Mr. ].. G. Huntley, was engaged in
(he preparation of a report ou the
pestroleum and natural gas resources
of the Dominion of Cnnndn. This report, will outline the history of developments, stains of production, stratigraphy, drilling methods, markets,
methods of transportation, quality,
utilization, nnd such other technical
details as nre necessary iu exploiting
these resources to best advantage.
Such Report of Great Value.
Such n report is necessary for nn
operator in one Held who may wish
to be informed regarding conditions
or methods existing iu some other
field, und it is needed, furthermore,
for a layman who mny intend entering Ihe petroleum or natural gns
business or associated enterprises,
and  who muv demand truthful infor-
Klondike Quartz
Willi run' exceptions, however, il is
I-RING Iho field season of 1012. "'" known' 0V0" W'0*;™^, "hat
Mr. T. A. MacLean wus retained  f™"".T".*. "'^ lll".lk'l"ls,ls
in llic dill'iMTiil localities coritdn.
Asked for Testing Mill.
In  order,  I here fore, to dotormino
the   inusl   efficient   nnd   economical
by  the  Mines  Branch  lo  undertake
nn   economic   investigation   of   Iho
quartz deposits of tho Klondike nml
adjoining districts in order to obtain
n reliable estimate of Iho probnhlo  methods of treatment for tho various
value of (hose deposits, Quartz veins  ores, a  polition  wns. curly in  1912,
ill this pari of the Yukon are plenti-  prosonted  to tho  Dominion  Oovorn-
ful, though frequently small nml i -   menl hy the Yukon Miners' Assooin-
persistont, and bcens'ionnlly very on-  Uoa, asking liml  n losting mill and
e 'jiging resulls hnve been obtained,   a thoroughly equipped laboratory Im*
million     regarding conditions     or
methods in various parts of the Dominion.
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Oil Prices
*TMll<' market for crude oil lias been
advanced 'JO eenlw per barrel Tor
lhe higher refining grades. Since
January last, the Pennsylvania grade
has risen 50 cents per barrel, and
other grades are from 17 to 56 cents
per barrel higher than at this time
a year ago. In the Lima-Indiana-Ii-
linois field, the advances have ranged
from 25 to 34 cents per barrel, while
in the Southwest, prices were marked
up from 1- to 20 cents per barrel.
The higher prices for crude oil have
been tine to the enormous demand for
illuminating oil and for gasoline, the
market price for the latter having
doubled within a year. Despite efforts to lind new pools of oil, production has diminished and surplus stocks
of oil have declined rapidly. In the
mid-continent, Illinois aud Eastern
fields, stocks have fallen about 12,-
000,000 barrels between October 31,
19U, and the same dale in 1912
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*ni-lE second payment on its bond on
^   the Eureka mine at Eagle Creek
has been made by the British Coluin-
via Copper Co.
Throughout Ihis winter lhe big
Boundary Copper Company has had
about twenty men engaged upon the
development of the property and has
been successful in opening up a body
of ore in the winze whieh is similar
to that found ou the surface at tlie
Silver King mine. It is hornile and
native silver.
Some difficulty has been experienced iu getting iu supplies on ac
count of the heavy snow. The company lias built a good camp with accommodation for 40 men at the mine,
so that provision has been made for
an increased force.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing on Lot 10, Group I,
Kootenay District, by reason of a notice
hearing date March 26th, 1888, and published in the B. C. Gazette under date
of March 31st, 1S8S, is cancelled for tbe
purpose of offering tbe said land for sale
at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
nov. 30. mar.  1.
SEALED TENDERS will he received
by the Minister of Lands not later than
noon on the 3rd day of March, 1913, for
the purchase of Licence No. X!t to cut
•If),300,000 feet of timber and 4,000 cedar
poles standing on Lot 071, Malaspina
Strait, New Westminster District.
Particulars   of   Chief   Forester,   Victoria, B. C.
nov. 30. mar. 1,
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice tliat Lawrence Tompkins, of Seattle, Wash., occupation,
Grocer, intends to apply for permission
to purchase tbe following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
SO chains north and SO chains west from
the southwest corner of T.L. 42601;
tiience nortli SO chains; thence east 40
chains; thence south 40 chains; thence
oast 40 {'hains; tbence south 40 cliains;
thence west SO chains to point of commeneenient; containing ISO acres more
or less.
Dnted   December   8,   1912.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Fred William Webster,   of  Seattle,   occupation   Machinist,
Intends io apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 40
chains   cast   and   JO   chains   south   from
Ibe northeast eorner of Lot 49;  tbence
north SO ehains; tnence east SO chains;
thence south  NO chains;  Ihence west 80
chalna to point of commencement; containing 040 acres more or less.
Dated December 8, 1012.
Jan. 11, mar. 8.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice tliat Thomas W. Arml*
lage, of lluddersilold. England, occupation   Accountant,   Intends   to   apply   for
permission   to   purchase   the   following
described hinds:—Commencing at a post
planted  on   the  south  boundary  of  Lot
580,   SO   chnins   west   from   the   northwest corner of T.L.  174G; thence soutli
80     chains;     thence   east   80   chains;
I lience nortli  80 chains;  thence wost 80
chains to point of commencement; con-
lnining 040 acres, more or less.
i    Dated December 10th, 1912.
STANLEY   WOOD,   Agent.
Jan. II, mar. 8.
For a License to Take and Use Water.
NOTICK Is het*by given that Stephen Jones, of Victoria, B. C, will apply
for a license to take ami use ten Inches
of water out of a spring which flows in
an easterly direction through Section 35
and empties into the Lagoon. The water
will bo diverted at the N. W. corner or
part of Section 35, whicli |s owned by
me, and will he used for domestic aud
Irrigation purposes.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the !Mh day of January, 1013.
The application will be tiled In tbe
office of the Water Recorder nt Victoria. It. C,
Objections may be tiled with the said
I'oinptroller of Water Rights. Parliament   Buildings. Victoria. B. C.
Jan.  IS. feb.  in
Qulnte mineral claim, situate in tbe Victoria Mining  Division of Sooko  Dis-
trict, about one-half mile southeast of
East Sooke P.O.
TAKE notice that I, Henry B. Thomson, Free Miner's Certificate No. 07S23B,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85 must be commenced before the issue of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of January, A.D.
li|18                                H. B. THOMSON,
jam 18. mar 15
District of Renfrew.
'I'AKE notice that Joseph Martin, of
Clo-Oose, B.C., occupation rancher, Intends to apply for permission to lease
tlie following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at. the northeast corner post of Indian Reserve No.
15, on the Nitinat River; thence south
40 chnins; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 10 chains more or less to Nitinat
River; thence following river In a westerly direction to point of commencement, comprising 320 acres, more or
Dated February 5th, 1913.
feb. 15 "P- 12
District   of   Renfrew.
TAKE notice that James Cartmel, of
Victoria, B. C, occupation miner, Intends to npply for permission to lease
the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted nbout five
chains more or less from the S.W. cornor post of Indian Beserve No. 15, and
in a S.W. direction therefrom, thence
east to the S.E. corner post of Indian
Reserve No. 15, thenee south about 40
chains to tho boundary llne of Lot G9,
thence west to the Nitinat Biver, thence
following the shore llne of the river
to the point of commencement, containing 1140 acres, more or less.
Dated, February Bth, 1913.
feb. 15 ap. 12
Notice of Application for the Approval of
TAKE NOTICE that Sidney Water &
Power Co., Ltd., will apply to the
Comptroller of Water Bights for the approval of tho plans of works to be constructed for the utilization of the water
frnm wells on Lots fi nnd 8, Pt. of See.
7, B. II E., N. Saanich, from which the
applicant has applied to be authorized
to take, store, and use for Municipal purposes.
The nlans and particulars required by
subsection (1) of section 70 of the
'Water Act" as amended havc been
filed with the Comptroller of Water
Bights at Victoria and wilh the Water
■Recorder nt Victoria, B. C.
Objections to the application may be
filed wilh the Comptroller of Water
Bights,   Parliament  Buildings,  Victoria.
Dated at Victoria, B. C, tills 18th day
of January. 1913.
Jan. 25 feb. 15
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Mrs. Margaret
Simpson, of Seattle. Washington, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on west boundary and
about 13 cliains south of northeast corner of Lot 300; thence enst 00 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence west 80
chains, more or less, to east shore of
Nitinat Lake; thence southerly following shore to north boundary of Lot.800;
Ihence cast and soutii following boundary of Lot 3!to to point of commencement! containing about 320 acres.
Daled Decemher llth, 1012.
William Simpson.
Jan. 11 mar. 1.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province
of British Columbia, may be leased for a
term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of JI an acre. Not more than
2.500 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Applications for a lease must be made
by the applicant In person to the Agent
or Sub Agent of the District in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Eacti application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights
are not being operated, such returns
should he furnished at least once a year.
The least will include the coal mining
rights only, but tbe lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at tlie
rate of $10,00 an acre.
For full Information application should
be made to tlie Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
sept. 21,
Normal School, Vctorla.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
'"render for Normal School, Victoria,"
will be received by the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up to 12
o'elock noon of Friday, tbe 28th day of
February, 1913, for the erection and
completion of a Normal School Building at Victoria, B. C.
Drawings, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen at the offices of the Government Agents at Vancouver and New Westminster, and at
tlie Department of Public Works, Parliament  Buildings,  Victoria,  B.  C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain one copy of
the drawings and one copy of the specifications for the sum of fifty dollars
Each tender must be accompanied by
an nccepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Cannda, made payable to the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum
equal to ten (10) per cent of his tender,
which shall he forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or If he fall
to complete the work contracted for. The
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, signed
with the actual signature nf the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B. C, 29th January, 1913.
feb. 1. feb 22
Sealed Tenders, superscribed, "Tender
for Normal School. Vietoria," will be
received by the Honourable the Minister
of Publio Works up to 12 o'clock noon
of Friday, the 28th day of February,
1018, for the erection and completion of
a Normal School Building at Victoria,
Drawings, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen at the of-
llces of tho Government Agents at Vancouver and New Westminster, and at
tho Department of Public Works, Parliament Buildings, Vietoria, B.C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain one copy of
tlio drawings and ono copy of the specifications for lhe sum of fifty dollars
Each tender must be accompanied by
nn accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Honourable
tho Minister of Public Works, for a
sum equal to ten (10) per cent, of his
tender, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so, or If
ho fail to complete the work contracted
for. The cheques or certificates or deposit will be returned to them upon the
execution of the contract.
Tenders will not bo considered unless
made out on tbe forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the leaflet fir, and enclosed In the envelopes furnished.
Tho lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria. B.C.. 29th January. 19'8.
District of North  Saanich.
TAKE notice that Andrew Cox, of
Union Bay, Norih Saanich, Sidney P.O.,
farmer, Intends to apply for permission
to lease the following described foreshore:—Commencing at a post planted
nt the northeast coiner of Parcels 2,
Section 11, Range 1, West; thence northwest two hundred (200) feet, thence
west one thousand (1,000) feet, thence
southeast two hundred (200) feet more
or less to high wnter mark, nnd thonce
easterly along high water mark to point
of commencement.
Dated December 10th. 1912.
dec. 28. feb.   22
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
undersigned and endorsed "Tender for
Gasoline Dredge Tender," will be received at this office until 12 o'clock noon on
Saturday, February Kith, 1913, for the
construction of a Gasolene Dredge Tender for use in British Columbia.
Plans, specifications and form of tender may boo htained at the office of W.
Henderson, Esq., Resident Architect,
Victoria. B. C; at the office of C. C.
Worsfold, Esq., Resident Engineer, New
Westminster, B. C, and ulso nt the office
of the undersigned, Room 10, Post Office
Building, Vancouver,  B. C.
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
made on forms supplied and signed with
their actual signatures, stating their occupation and place of residence of each
member of the firm.
The Department does not bind  Itself
to accept the lowest or any tender.
Acting Superintendent of Dredges,
Department of Public Works,
Vancouver, B. C.
February 1st, 1913.
N.B,—Newspapers will not be paid for
this advertisement If they Insert it without authority from the Department,
feb. 1. feb. 8.
District  of Renfrew.
I'AKE notice that Arthur   Sykes,    of
idtlersfield, England, occupation, Wool-
Manufacturer, Intends to apply for
rmission to purchase the following
icrlbed lauds:—-Conimencing at a post
mted about 10 chains east from the
•theast corner of Lot 4!l; Ihence north
Chains;  thenee west SO chains;  thence
Kli 00 chains; thence oust so chains to
int  of commencement,  containing   180
•es, more or loss,
niied December 8, 1012,
. ll. mnr. S.
District of North Saanich.
'I'AKE notice that Day Hort Macdowall, of Victoria, gentleman, Intends
to apply for permission to lease the following described foreshore:—Commencing at a post planted at the northwest
corner of Block 3, Section 11, Range
1, West; tbence northwest two hundred (200) feet, thenee northeast five
hundred (500) feet, thence southeast
two hundred (200) feet more or less to
high water mark, nnd thence southwest
along high water mark to point of commencement.
Dated. December ICth,  1912.
Agent for Day Hort Macdowall.
dec. 28. feb.  22.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE   notice  thnt   John   A.   Stringer,
of   Mltoham.   Surrny,   occupation   Government   Officer,   Intends   to   npply   for
permission   to   purchase   the   following
described    lands:—Commencing    nt    a
post planted af Ibe southwest corner of
Lot  5S0.  being T.L.   1727;  thenco  north
SO chains;  thence west   about  00 chains
to   the   southeast     corner   of   Lnt   60;
thence  south  SO chains;  thenee east  00
chains to point of eommeneement;  containing ISO acres more or less.
Dated December  'nth, 191__.
Jan. II. mar. 8.
SITTINGS of the Provincial Labour
Commission will be held as follows:—
Nanaimo—Monday, February 17th, at
8 p.m., Court-house.
Cumberland—Wednesday, February 19,
at 8 p.m.
Alberni—Monday, February 21th, at 8
Ladysmith—Tuesday, February 25th,
at 3:30 p.m.
Steveston—Monday, Mnrch 3rd, at 2:30
Chilliwack—Tuesday, March 4th, at
2:30 p.m.
New Westminster—Thursday, March
Oth, at 11 a.m., City Hall.
Vancouver—Friday, March 7th, at 10
a.m., Court-house.
Tho Commission Is empowered to Inquire into all matters affecting the conditions of labour In British Columbia.
All persons Interested are invited to attend and give evidence.
F. R. McNAMARA, Chairman.
feb. 1, feb. 22.
Sittings of the Provincial Labour
Commission will bo held as follows:—
Nanaimo—Monday, February 17th, at
8 p.m., Courthouse.
Cumberland— Wednesday, February
19th, at 8 p.m.
Alberni—Monday, February 24th, at
8 p.m.
Ladysmith—Tuesday, February 21)th,
at 3.80 p.m.
Steveston—Monday, March 3rd, at
2,30 p.m.
Chilliwack—Tuesday, March ith, al
2.30 p.m.
New Westminster—i uursday, March
Oth,  at   11   a.in.,  City  Hall.
Vancouver- Friday, March 7th, at 10
a.m., Courthouse,
The Commission Is empowered to inquire Into all matters affecting the conditions of labour In British Columbia,
All pewwfl interested aro invited to nt-
lend and give evidence.
F. R. McNamara, Secretary. Victoria, February 15,1913.
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review
Page Eleven
Sports   of   All   Sorts
SUCH a title as that of "Semi-
tors" wns well-enrned by the
rare judgment shown by the Victoria
septette when they walloped the Ter-
minnls Tuesday night. Vancouver's
seven lire known ns "Millionaires"
but they looked more like thirty cents'
wortli when Lester and the bunch finished with them. A most regrettable
incident was the serious injury of
Walter Smaill, the genial and kindly
left wing who in the midst of a brilliant idsplay of hockey was knocked
senseless by a collision with n tenni-
mate and who is still suffering from
brain-concussion. His speedy recovery is hoped for by all who know him,
ns well ns by the rest of his admirers.
Sevon to two tells a potent story;
but one must hnve been in the tense
big crowd at the Arena to appreciate
the power of the whirlwind that descended on the hapless Terminals in
the third period. At the first of this
session matters stood even, Grillis
ndding one to his-tenm-mate's, Kendall's, score and tying the efforts of
Prodgers nnd Kowe for the locals.
Then in quick succession Poulin, Dun-
derdnle, nnd Cnptain Lester, aided by
the co-operation of Lindsay, Genge,
Prodgers, and the rest, shot the score
up to seven for the locals, finishing
decisively and practically clinching
our chances to go after the Stanley
Genge nnd Lester Patrick were
slightly injured. As referee and judge,
Jimmie Gardner and Ed. Oiitmnn gave
lirst-clnss   satisfaction;   nnd on the
The Best Is None
Too Good
The Best is also tlie Cheapest—We have the best in Surveyors', Cruisers' and Hunters' High Top Boots. They come
in black and tan and arc made of the best leather obtainable
and by the best workmen in thc land. These lines are from
such well known manufacttirurs as Florsheim, Slater, Copland
Ryder, and Nolan, Earl, makers of the Petaluma Boot.
Ask to See the Jefferson Boot.
W. Cathcart & Company
Pemberton Building 621 Fort Street
Nobody likes the inan who talks too
much, Pnrt of our service is to
sell goods that speak for themselves
VALUE; that's our cardinal principle; value to you, iu
every item, in every business dny, to sec thnt for youi'
money we give value—bettor value, if possible, than anywhere
R. Murgatroyd
Tliis store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes
1115 Douglns St.. opposite the Victorin Thentre
Victoria Carnival Week, Aug. 4 to 9, 1913
Pleases Everybody
Wholesale Agents
Pither & Leiser, Limited
whole the gnme wns one of the best
ever seen here. Tliere are very few
chances for slips left 'twixt tlio Cup
und the locnl lip.
• •   »
HON. SECRETARY P. R. POMFRET of the Britisli Columbia branch
of the Royal Life-Saving Society is
delighted over the showing made by
Miss Madge Griffin nnd her brother,
Ormond, Tuesday morning in the Y.
M. C. A. pool, when they won pro-
ficiaucy certificates and bronze mednl-
lions in the Society's tests, consisting of 100 yurds breast, 50 yards back
without use of arms, Schafer rescu-
scitntion method, 5 rescue and 3 re-
lonse methods on land nnd these combined in wnter, G-foot dive for weights
nnd physical efficiency tests. Miss
GriHin is the first lady in British Columbia to pass this test.
• •   •
as big a success in baseball management ns he hns so deservedly done
in hockey, he will only once more
demonstrate his amazing versatility.
Lester used to play everything track
Enst ns n lad; and a previous knowledge of the Amcricnn nntionnl gnme
will undoubtedly help him in proving
n valuable factor as a director, whicli
he became this week on buying extensive stock in the club. Munnger Mike
is signing them fast now, southpaws,
norlhpaws, young 'uns, old heads, all
except lemons—we hope. "The early
manager catches the phenom, when
he uses plenty of gold snlt."
• •   *
TODAY, IN THE SENIOR DIVISION of the Soccer Lengue, S. 0. E.
plnys Wests nt Roynl Park; J. B. A.
A. meets the Wards nt Nortli Wnrd
Pnrk; nnd Garrison nnd Thistle settle
scores nt the formers' grounds. Iii
I lie inlerniedinle division, the Gallant
Fifth does buttle with the Wests nt
Macaulay Point; Wards and Empress
clash at Beacon Hill (upper); and Y.
M. C. A. takes on Empire at the lower
park grounds.
* *   .
LAW STUDENTS JUST MANAGED to put a win over on the
Welshmen last week in the Barnard
Cup fixture nt Onk Bny, eleven to
nine. Witli two men lucking, James
Bay put up nn uninteresting gnme
ngninst the Wanderers, getting themselves thrashed 34 to O.'Nuff said.
In intermediate soccer, Fifth and
Empress tied nt two gonls; the Wests
pounded the Empires to the tune of
.") lo 0; nnd North Ward bent Y. M.
C. A. 3   to 1.    The   Fifth-Empress
mulch wns the best of the bunch.
* •   •
a southpaw named Leo McQuary, 18
years old, nnd snid to be a comer.
Vnncouver tried him two years ago
and he failed to show; but two yenrs
makes a lot of difference in the performance of a growing big kid. As
Leo is now 6 feet 1 he must have been
growing fast at that time and consequently rather weak nnd awkward.
Reports of his work are enthusiastic.
* •   *
Rugby teams will play for the McKechnie Cup March 1. The Terminals
secured a postponement owing to the
bad   state   of   the   Brockton   Point
• •   *
BOOSTERS always, are planning a
big track meet to help make Carnival
Week, August 4-9, more attractive to
visitors. Congratulations
• •   *
HIGH SCHOOL WON the first Intermediate Rugby match Tuesday
over University School, six to three.
Kaiserhof meals fill every qualification required of good, wholesome,
nutricious and digestible food. Lunch
from 12 to 2 o'clock, 35c, including
stein of beer.
Articles and items for the sporting
page must be in the hands of the
Sporting Editor by Thursday morning. Communications, if signed, news
of athletic organizations, schedules,
etc., are welcomed. Phone 1283, or
address "Sporting Department the
Harduppe—Thnt fellow Bjones
must hnve money.
Borrowed*—So must I. Introduce
me to him.—Philadelphia Record.
Try it once and you will never go
elsewhere: The Businessmen's lunch
at the Kaiserhof, 35c, including stein
of beer,
Needn't have appeared, and
you can certainly prevent it becoming more prominent by the
use of Bowes' Specinl Hair
Tonic and Dandruff Cure. It
costs only 50c per bottle, and In
addition to being thoroughly effective it is a most delightful
preparation to use.
Cyrus H. Bowes
The Old Established Drug Store
1228 Government Street
Phones 425, 450
Vancouver Nelson, B.C.
ut Advertising
_ Daily Newspaper Advertising is the best for general
purposes. There are a score ol other good media, all
assuring excellent returns. But, the orchard improperly cultivated, bears
small fruit. Ditto with advertising improperly handled. Victorian advertisers waste hundreds ol dollars worth of space daily. We can show
you how you may gel belter results al the same figure you now expend—sometimes less.   Ask us.
The only Advertising Agency on Vancouver Island recognized by the Canadian Press Association
Adverthnns and publicity of tl] kind.-*PUcin. don. lhe woild nver- Form,
•nd FollowUp Synuni ihal pull -Mulligfaphing—Booklet,-Proipecluin.
PHONE 3233
We do not Sell
We devote all our time to giving the Best there is in Accessories at the Best Prices.
The Motor Accessories Co.
930   Johnson   St., Victoria
Phone L3700
Taylor Mill Co.
All Kinds of Building Material
Lumber, Sash, Doors
Telephone 564
North Government Street
W. J. Hanna      F. L. Thomson
Funeral   Directors  and
Lady Assistant.
827 PANDORA Phone 498
Men and Women
Take notice that we guarantee
the best tailoring in the city,
and that from our stock you
can't  make a poor selection.
Ladies'   and   Gents'  Tailor,
161)5 Government St.
Next  Oriental  Importing Co.
The Alberni
American Plan Kates, $2.50
to $3.00 per day,
Guests notifying proprietor in advance may havc served any variety of fowl.
W. M. G. McAllister, Prop.
Evans, Coleman &
Evans, Ltd.
Telephone 272
613 Pandora St.    Victoria, B.C.
Make the
The Perry Caters to exclusive
Transient and Permanent
Guests. Absolutely Fireproof;
Furnished in modern Luxury,
Comfort and Refinement. Magnificent View of Puget Sound,
the Cascades and the Olympics.
European Plan, with    Bath,
$2.00 and Up.
Madison  St. and  Boren Ave.,
225 OuTstDE Rooms- 135 With Bath.
Faber ft Faber, Props.,
The   best     luncheon   rooms
north of Victoria.
No Bar.     COURTENAY, B.C.
Phone 29
P.O. Box 432
V. BONORA, Prop.
The most up-to-date hotel in
the city. Newly furnished
throughout. Best brands of
wines, liquors and  cigars.
Dunsmuir Avenue,
Strathcona Hotel
Douglas, near Broughton
American or   European   Plan.
Rooms with Bath or En Suite.
Special Weekly or   Monthly
Rates. Phone 4073.
Hotel Washington
Beadqnarttn for th* Automobile
Located at the corner of Second
Avenue and Stewart Street. A
minute's walk from the business
and shopping centre of the city.
All outside rooms and strictly
fireproof. Street cars pass tho
door. Auto 'bus meets all trains
and boats,
First-class Cafo under the supervision of the hotel management.
"A Homelike Place"
J. H. DAVIS, Proprietor
Shawnigan Lake,
Vancouver Island, B. C.
Special Winter Rates
$3 to $4 per day.
$17.50 to $21 per week.
Recently remodelled nnd refurnished; rooms with baths, hot
and cold waicr in every bedroom. The llnusc* healed
throughout with hot water, electric light, English billiard table,
horses to drive or ride, boating
and shooting; garage.
LTD. (H. Cancellor, Mgr.)..
PHONE 4148
928 Johnson St.
1009 Government St. tiTTinir
Page Twelve
The WEEK, with which is Incorporated the Week-End.
Victoria, February 15,1913
By the Hornet
"PHAT among the things one would
■*■ like to know is who authorized
the "rag-tugs" to hold up the peaceable citizens of Victoria at the street
corners last Saturday.
• •   •
That according to the civic by-laws
this could not be done without permission.
• •   •
That if tagging for charity once a
year is barely tolerable, it would certainly tnke a long-suffering public to
tolerate  "tagging" by Suffragettes.
That Mr. Burns is -a man of exceptional ability and the Government could not have made a'better
• »   •
That up to the time of going to
press the clergyman who turned in
his marriage registrations for. twenty-one years was still at large.
• *   •
That the amiable personality of the
Member for Alberni is a standing advertisement for the Wost Coast seaport.
• •   •
That Parker Williams may he "a
thorn iu the flesh" to the Government, but up to date they have not
put up any petition for his removal.
(Continued from Page 9)
That it is to be hoped the most
militant of the suffragettes will not
brain Premier McBride with an axe
when the delegation waits upon him
this week-end.
• •   •
That as long as tliere is a prospect
of more snow, why should the City
Engineer    order   the sidewalks and
crossings to be swept 1
.   .   .
That it would have been a waste
of money for the city to clean up the
gutters in view of the certainty of
a thaw doing the work sometime this
• •   *
That it is satisfactory, even if it
creates a farcical situation, to solve
the problem of how to reach some
solution of the Mayoral impasse
• •   •
That when one speaks of the "ex-
Mayor" no one can be quite sure
who is meant.
• •   •
That in respect of such a burlesque
one would like to be able to paraphrase William de Morgan's brilliant
book and say "It can never happen
• •   •
That there is a good deal of disappointment in Conservative ranks at
the failure of the Paoifle & Great
Eastern Railway to sell their bonds.
• •   *
That while the Government could
hardly do less than see them through,
it is a pity that, like other people,
they eould not be made to pay for
their own mistakes.
• •   •
That Victoria is now assured of
railway terminals and wharfage
which will solve, the transportation
problem, however much tn'ahic the
Panama Canal may bring this way.
• •   •
That in the opinion of fair-minded
men nothing else matters.
• •   •
That the arrangements for the
great mass meeting at the Drill Hall
on Tuesday night to hear the Hon.
G. E. Poster provides for the admission of ladies and their escorts at
7 p.m.
• •   •
That the general public will not be
admitted till 7.30.
• *   •
That it will he the fault of the
ladies if they do not come early and
get the best seats.
• •   •
That all who enjoy the privilege of
hearing Mr. Foster may count on an
oratorical treat of the highest order.
• •   •
That on the most conservative estimate the consummation of the Songhees Reserve plans involves an expenditure on and around the waterfront reserve aggregating $10,000^-
• e    •
That in the interests of their reputation the Fire Department should
hereafter arrange for exemption from
fires on the night of the annual ball.
• •   •
That tho Chief of Police and the
Publio Prosecutor will be sustained
by public opinion in their action to
abolish raffles.
»   •   •
That if they havc the courage of
tlieir convictions they will place the
ban on all raffles, including those at
• •   •
. That the suggestion of The Times
that the Coal Commissioner should
have the assistance of expert assessors is worthy of consideration.
That it is a matter of historic importance that Sidney has held its
first Board of Trade banquet.
Port Edward supplies the waterfront sites and general industrial facilities that Prince Rupert cannot supply. Port Edward has one of the
finest natural harbors on the Coast. It
has heen laid out by expert engineers
of wide experience whose whdle object
was to provide for an industrial town-
site that would, at the same time, be
desirable as a place of residence. They
have succeeded remarkably well. The
Prince Rupert Hydro-Electric Co.,
which controls the waterpowers tributary to Prince Rupert, has already
chosen Port Edward as the industrial
centre for Prince Rupert, and it is
now establishing a temporary power
plant at a cost of $182,000, which will
provide power for Rupert and Port
Edward until the waterpower is harnessed. Applications have already
been received by the syndicate controlling Port Edward from other concerns anxious to secure sites at Port
Edward. The industrial townsite is
about fifteen minutes by train from
Prince Rupert, and the main line of
the G. T. P. runs through the town-
site along thc waterfront. Satisfactory contracts have been made with
the railway company assuring the industrial centre of all service needed.
Port Edward lots are to be placed
on the market very shortly, and those
who know how valnes jumped in Rupert are only waiting for the announcement of the Port Edward prices.
Messrs. Harrison, Gamble & Co.,
Prince Rupert, B.C., and Messrs. Hall
& Floyer, Douglas and View Streets,
Victoria, B.C., are joint directing sales
Something delicious for a jaded
appetite, something "filling" for the
man who hungers mightily is always
forthcoming at the Kaiserhof Cafe.
the First
Arrival of
Spring and
Nineteen "Uhirteen
Home of Hobberlin Clothes
606-608 Yates St.
Tailoring Branch at 720
Yates Street.
Eoy'n Ait Olaii Workl and Ston
916   Pandora  St.,   Victoria,  B.   C.
Albert F. Roy
Over  thirty  years'  experience ln
Art Glass.
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored
Lead for Churches, Schools, Public Buildings and Private Dwellings. Plain ahd Fancy Glass Sold.
Glazed by Contract, v Estimates
free. PHONE 594
Phone 3413      J. W. Wright, Mgr.
Vancouver Island
Collection Agency
309-310-311   Hlbben-Bone Bldg.,
Qovernment Street, Viotoria.
Wellington   Colliery
Company's Coal
1939 Qovernment Bt.      Phone 83
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. oi B.C.
THe Boscowitz steamship Go., Ltd.
Sailings every Wednesday for. Campbell River, Hardy Bay, Rivers
Inlet, Ocean Falls, Bella Coola.
Sailings every Saturday for Namu, Bella Bella, Skeena River,
Prince  Rupert,  Naas,  Granby Bay,. Stewart,
Phone 1995
1003 Qovernment Street
Excellently furnished rooms with
hot water and steam heat at the
Kaiserhof, by the day, week or
Next Week You Can Make Your Floors
Look Their Best Without Going to
IN ORDER to make a clean sweep of a quantity of our regular stock of carpets, linoleums,
and remnants of all manner of drapery materials
that come in comparative short lengths, or are patterns that we cannot repeat, we offer you a substantial concession on the prices.
Remember that every one of these lines are taken
from our regular stock, and being the products of
the foremost manufacturers in the trade, you can
depend on their sterling qualities to give you entire
This affords you an excellent opportunity to
secure a floor covering of a recognized standard of
value from a firm whose reliability is unquestioned.
In some lines we can offer you both body and
border carpet and in others the body only.
AXMINSTER CARPETS in a variety of designs
and attractive colors. Price, including sewing
and laying, per yard $1.50
WILTON CARPETS, ready sewn and laid on your
floor, at, per yard, $1.50 up to $2.25
BRUSSELLS CARPETS in choice patterns and
colorings at from $1.00 to $1.25
The Store That Saves You Money
Weiler Bros.
Victoria's Popular Home Furnishers
LOTS of exceptional values are to be had in this
Department. Short lengths have accumulated and we are determined to clean them
out in a very short time. The lengths start at about
three yards long and many of the pieces are large
enough to make a large pair of curtains. This is
your opportunity to save money on excellent drapery materials.
Bring the measurements of your room and we
will find you a length that will suit your purpose.
There is a host of different patterns and colorings
from which you can choose and as the lines are all
drawn from our regular stock, you can depend on
them giving you entire satisfaction.   This is a special inducement to clean out our odd lines.
All are reversible carpets and they come in a
variety of useful colorings and artistic patterns.
Just the thing for bedrooms and the den.
SIZE io._ x 13 feet are marked down to $10.00
SIZE 12 x 1354 feet are marked down to $15.00
SIZE 12 x 15 feet start as low as $12.00 and range
up to  $18.00
Size l\'/2 x -Yi feet, and are to be had in a variety of two-toned and Persian designs. They are
finished with a good fringe and their velvety pile is
pleasing to the touch and gives them a very rich
appearance.   Only 72 to be sold at this price.
You can depend on this line serving you well.
They have a deep pile and have a very attractive
Sixe 2^*2 x 5 feet and finished with fringe.


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