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igsford Smith & Co. Ij
j Stock and General 3
limission and Real Estate Agents.    5
Homer Street      Vancouver.  3
Victoria   Edition
The Week
A British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vancouver B. 6.
Stewart WUUmh K. C. Julra     "
V.   No. 13
One Dollar Pkk. Annum
Major Hodgins, late Government Engineer iu charge
of Grand Trunk Pacific
construction West of the
lias for the first time made
certain facts connected with his
Iwhicli throw a strange light on the
xlings of the Transcontinental Rail-
Jommission. About six months ago
|is peremptorily dismissed. He lias
liis version of the reasons for this,
expressed in plain English is that
I used to sign false certificates where-
e contractors would be enabled to
he public treasury. Sir Wilfred
er lias promised that the Coinmis-
|s' reasons will be stated on the floor
House this week, but as they are
It to hand The Week writes in ignor-
)f their contention, and confines it-
comment upon facts which have
I) do with Major Hodgins' personal
ms to the Commission, than with
ucstion of public interest. Most
rn men know something of Eailway
Iiiction, and of the important subject
ssification.    The method of hitting
cts in this country is entirely dif-
from that whicli prevails in Eug-
ivliere the tenderer makes himself
Juted with the known or probable
jions beforehand, tenders according-
io much per mile, or so 11 inch for a
mileage, and if his tender is ac-
the exact amount which he can re-
Iis set forth in the contract.     The
ian contractor being invariably a
al friend of the Government and
to make a substantial rake-off for
Ieneflt of their friends takes no
is, under the specious provision for
cation the contractor may receive
ng from thirty cents to a dollar sev-
per cubic yard, according to the
ty of the Engineer. This difl'er-
vas represented iii a single cutting
Province of Quebec by $150,000
Major Hodgins claims was just so
I graft.   Being a man of honour, he
lly refused to be governed in this
of classification by anything but
In good judgment.    It is uot neces-
(0 dwell on Major Hodgins' career,
a distinguished
|hat of a gentleman,
and an equally distinguished rail-
engineer.    .Neither is it necessary
more about the character of the
ian of the Railway Commission,
fo disapproved of Major Hodgins'
y ns to permit, even if he did not
lte,   his   dismissal.     His  name   is
aud his reputation throughout Ca-
but especially in the Province of
.c where he is best known, is that of
)litical grafter."    There is not an
|i inan in Canada who would not take
>rd of Major Hodgins in preference
sworn statement of a man of tlie
le of Parent,   Major Hodgins alleges
|iis subordinates were instructed to
j false reports on classification, and
J'hen he refused to accept these, after
laining both to the Government and
Railway  Commission,   he   was  dis-
.   He alleges that already this dis-
classifieatidn has cost tlie country
million dollars iu the four luuidred-
stion where lie was supposed to be
Ittrol.    He slates further thai there
iminous correspondence existing be-
liiinself nud  the Government, the
fay Commissioners nud other mem-
the House, which will show thai
(de these speeilie complaints at the
ancl thai at leasl one Minister de-
tliat an investigation was necessary.
1 Utlicr slates tlial the G. T. P. hnvo
'ted against the excessive classificu-
wh ich tlie Government have accepted
and by so doing have reserved their right
to refuse to accept them when the time
comes to settle the question of cost. Finally Major- Hodgins not only asks but
presses for a full investigation. In so
doing he places his professional reputation in the balances. If his charges are
proved to be groundless he is forever discredited as a vindictive liar, who has
sought to cover the grounds of his dismissal by making false charges against his
superiors. If investigation substantiates
his statements the Railway Commissioners will stand convicted of connivance in
a gigantic scheme of fraud, and it will be
difficult for the Laurier Government to
escape conviction of guilty knowledge.
This is thc issue, it is so important and
involves such serious interests that the
Government cannot possibly refuse the fullest investigation, and it should commence
forthwith. This is not a party matter, it
is something which affects the good name
and the honour of the Dominion, and if
the suspicion which Major Hodgins'
charges have aroused, is not quickly allayed the consequences will be more far-
reaching than anyone is aware of, and may
not improbably lead to delay in completing the Transcontinental Railway.
The    Victoria    Colonist,
Kipling Again,    -which sits on the fence in
connection with most subjects, has now climbed into that "independent" position with respect to Kipling. After exhausting its second class
language in a series of slanderous attacks
upon the Laureate of the Empire it apparently realized on reading the last issue
of The Week that it had gone too far, and
early tllis week tried to make amends for
its "faux pas" by printing a fulsome sub-
editorial paragraph praising his sixth letter, and declaring that the man who was
quite incompetent to write about British
Columbia is little short of a heaven born
genius when he writes about Manitoba and
the Northwest Provinces. One cannot
help wondering what is the matter with
the Colonist, and why it finds it necessary
to mimic the chameleon so frequently. If
it were sincere in its last effusion, it
would not fill its comment column with
extracts from the Canadian Press depreciatory of Kipling, and manifest such glee
in their discovery. The fact of the case
is exactly as expressed by The Week in
last issue, the Colonist is simply in line
with nine-tenths of the Canadian Press
in denouncing any mnn who speaks an unpalatable truth about the Dominion. Not
half a dozen papers have had the courage
to say what they thought, but in order to
tickle the ears of the groundlings have
rushed to denounce the man who has done
more for Canada and for all the Colonies
than auy other Imperialist, lt is not until the Canadian Press has the courage of
its convictions, nor until those convictions
ave bused 011 accurate knowledge and enlightened judgment, ihat honest outspoken
criticism like that of Kipling will bc accepted with good grace.
It is n sad comment upon
A Social Evil. ,, Certain phase of the social evil to find iu the Victoria, Vancouver, and Winnipeg papers of*,
the same date ihis week a report of police
proceedings against prominent citizens for
lhe commission of a serious offence, which
ranks next iu degree to murder. This is
not  the  time,   whilst   all   these  cases  are
Sir    Wilfred   Laurier    is
coming AVest; this may be
interpreted as a tribute to
the growing importance of
new Canada, it may also have some political significance.    There are many reasons why the head of the Government
should visit British Columbia, and there
are many questions which  will be propounded   to   him   once   he   crosses   the
Rockies., Even in the Liberal camp he
will find widespread dissatisfaction at his
feeble handling of the Oriental Immigration question.   It will not take him many
hours   to   discover  that  the   subject   of
"Better Terms" is by no means the dead
issue which the Liberal Journals would
have him believe, there is still in this Province a party, and a very militant party,
prepared to continue the fight for the substance to which they are entitled, and as
determined as ever not to grasp at the
shadow which Sir Wilfred's Government
in its generous outburst offered.    These
questions overshadow all others in magnitude and importance, but the people with
whose  aspirations  Sir   Wilfred  has  declared thnt he does not sympathize, will
want to know something about* the civil
service Commission nud its findings, the
Grand Trunk  Pacilic graft, and lust but
by uo means least, of local matters, the
neglected question of the Songhees   Reserve, nnd the securing for British Columbia of nil the natural advantages which
should follow construction of the G. T. P.
There is little doubt thnt Sir Wilfred realizes that the Liberal cause in this Province is in desperate straits, not only has
the Federal Government neglected, and at
times blocked our interests, but the solid
seven hnve on every conceivable occasion
put a scotch in the wheel.    It is to retrieve lhe  forlorn   hope of his servitors
that Sir Wilfred is mapping out a campaign toiii', but the services of these gentlemen have I) 'en too accurately appraised
bv the constituents to admit of a repetition
of Insl general election.    Willi men like
Martin Burrell already in the Held, and
others of the same calibre to follow; with
reports from nil parts of the Province of
good  organization,  nml  enthusiasm,   tic
Conservatives of British Columbia will go
into the light  better .prepared thnn ever
before, und the result will ensure a meas-
ure of represent ut ion  to which thc   Province 1ms been n sii'nugei' for four years.
It is time Sir Wilfred came West, if he
had been well advised he would have come
long ago. He missed his opportunity, and
will find that he is "too late."
"sub judice," to do more than direct public attention to the prevalence of the crime.
It is unfortunately only too true that
in all large cities there numbers of men
und women who live by the exercise of
this most nefarious trade. It is plied un-
blushingly, and unfortunately derives its
support from all classes. It is not only
those who are engaged in the business, but
those who have guilty knowledge who are
responsible for its prevalence, for one case
which finds its way into court, through
the slipping of a cog, there are scores and
possibly hundreds of which nothing is
ever heard. Whatever may be the result
of the cases under consideration, in this
and other cities, it is greatly to be desired
that the publicity given to a most nauseating subject may result in the quickening
of the public conscience and in the lessening of a practice which is rapidly undermining the public health and leading
to complications known only in their entirety to the medical fraternity and the
police authorities.
One hears a great deal in
Patron Saints.  Canada about Saint Andrew
and St. Patrick, but the
votaries of Saint George are not less loyal
because they are not so much in evidence.
They do not drive telegraph operators to
distraction by sending pawkish messages
in Gaelic or Celtic, congratulating their
fellow countrymen on the survival of the
fittest, but they do once a year meet in a
quiet way and remind each other of the
deeds whicli won the Empire. Their influence in this cosmopolitan New World
is not less potent because it is found
chiefly beneath the surface of things, and
it may not inaptly be compared to the
yeast which in process of time leavens the
whole mass. One of the most popular of
the Sons of England, Mr. W. H. Price,
presided at the St. George's Banquet at
Victoria last Thursday night, and did
honour to the memories which cluster
around a mythological personage Avhoni
tradition has clothed with the virtues most
deeply implanted in the English people.
St. George is none the less a real person
because he never had existence except in
the imagination of those who revere his
traditions. The deeds accredited to him
are the exemplification of courage bravery
and sympathy; he is for all time the
Knight Rampant who rescued Beauty
from the Dragon. The strongest characteristic of the English people is their
readiness to Hy to the rescue, tlieir undying
determination to maintain the principle
embodied iu the tradition of St. George,
and the maintenance of "truth and right."
lt is fitting that the Sons of England
everywhere should celebrate this truly
great anniversary, and should keep alive
the sentiment which it inspires.
It may not be generally
The Salvation known that the contract be-
Army Contract. tween tl10 provincial Government and the Salvation
Army provided for the bringing iu of
one thousand persons of British birth, under conditions whicli precluded the possibility of interfering wilh the white
labour already engaged in British Columbia. This contract wus signed about one
month after the visil id' Commissioner
Coombs last year, and is now being faithfully carried out. In spite of lhe hostility
id' lhe politicians to lhe scheme, und the
wholesale denunciation of the labour
unions, the Finance Minister proceeded
on the even tenor of his way, and realizing thnt the baragaiii wns a good one
clinched it. li will not be long before the
first contract is completed, nnd there is
little doubt thut the result will be so satisfactory ns to justify duplication. The
persons brought out are exclusively for
settlement, domestic service, or agricultural purposes; not one urti/.nn hns heen
included, In addition every person
broiighl onl is placed before he leaves the
Old Country, No more admirable scheme
could be devised, the cosl to the Province
i- nominal, und the restill will not only
demonstrate the wisdom of ihe arrangement, bill will undoubtedly disarm criti- THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1908.
In the Old Land.
s Nice, Dec. ist, 1907.
Well, here we are in France—left
London two weeks ago for Paris. Had
three weeks to spare before steamer
sailed and  decided to  devote  it to
this country.   If I had known, however, as much as I do now, would
have remained in England, giving a
week at the most to France.    One
seldom appreciates a place until after  leaving and  that is  the  way  in
this instance.   The British Isles, with
all the peculiarities and inconsistencies of the people are good enough
for me—and London for enjoyment
stands pre-eminent.   One can live better and* cheaper there than anywhere
I know of—it   being   the    dumping
ground  for  all   nations  of  the  best
of  everything  in  the  way  of  food
products—the indifferent residue they
keep for home consumption—just as
we do in B. C.   Send the best sockeye to Britain and consume the "do-
overs"  ourselves.    Again  the  finest
theatrical performances and museums
of all kinds are to be seen in that
modern Babylon.    As for the Londoner,   I   do   admire   his   conceit   in
himself.    It  is  sticking out  of  him
all the time.   And he really has some
reason for it for he is smart—that
as regards those who do. something
for a living—but there is a large class
thore for whom I have the utmost
contempt—never have done anything
for  themselves—never will.    I   refer
to the "Don't you know," "You know
what   I   mean."    "I   mean   to   say"
maniacs or rather idiots for that word
would better express the type whose
conversation is to a great extent made
up of these phrases.     I, unwillingly,
overheard one describe a little episode  that had  happened  to  her  in
Japan.   She started out in this wise-.
"When we arrived in Yokohama, don't
yer know, we hired two jinrikshaws,
you  know  what  I  mean,  they  are
small  two-wheeled  carts,  you  know
what I mean, drawn by Japs, don't
you know, you know what I mean, I
mean to say they act as horses, don't
you know, you know what I mean.
The   first thing my man   did,  don't
you know, was to run into another,
you know what I mean.   I mean to
say there was a collision, don't you
know, I mean to say it may not have
been his fault don't you know—you
know what I mean"—and so on in
this strain until I was sick of it and
moved   to   another   place    in   the
lounge.    These people have usually
enough money (in most cases left to
them, because they have not brains
enough to make a dollar) as to enable
them to live at a respectable family
hotel in the West End.   There were
any number of them in the Prince
of Wales, Kensington, where we put
up  at.    They  are  nominally  Christians, but in reality are devout worshippers  at  the  shrine  of  the  god
"Respectability."   The acme of bliss
to them, their very heaven, is to be
in the swirl of the backwash of the
great ship "Society," at which their
eyes are ever cast, but on its decks
they never expect their feet to tread.
They will sit for hours discussing thc
most trifling doings in Monarchs and
the aristocracy.   It was voted unanimously by them at our hotel that it
would  bc   a  terrible  calamity,  if  a
fog   should   happen   when   the   German Emperor reached England. They
will   cheat  at   bridge  and  forget  to
pay what they lose in the pleasantest
manner.   I played in the set one night,
much against my will for money.    I
won, but did not receive my winnings.
Had no change, would pay next evening, that was the last I ever heard of
it.    Was not much, a few shillings,
but would have been the same if it
had been pounds.   I will give you an
illustration of this utter lack of conception of what morality means: My
wife was particularly anxious to see
the "Sins of Society."   To get a decent place  had to book about two
weeks ahead, which I did, and was
therefore interested somewhat to hear
what people who had seen it thought
of the play.   Well, I had lots of opportunity, becaues the King, Queen
and several of the Royal Family had
taken it in, consequently, it was a
nightly subject of discussion by the
"Don't you know" set and the concensus of opinion was that of disappointment at the "sins". They did
not amount to much, there was nothing very venial about them and so on
in that strain. You can, therefore,
imagine my astonishment on seeing
the play to find gambling without
money to pay losses, stealing, pawning other people's jewels to pay
gambling debts and all kinds of human degradation short of sexual immorality depicted. And these were
the "sins" that the "I mean to say"
crowd at the hotel considered of very
little account. I sometimes think
that as compared with man's a woman's brain is a case of arrested development. Takip this question of
morality—she is sexually moral as a
rule, but morality of that class is of
a very primitive type. It would be
the first evolved after man emerged
from his brute existence in which pro-
m'scuous intercourse would have been
the condition of life. Ethics (other
than sexual) included in the term
morality must have been of a later
stage of development and as woman
is woefully lacking as compared to
man in respect to the many higher
phases of morality, I can only come
to the conclusion that the development of her brain was arrested at a
certain stage or has progressed
slower than man's. Moreover woman
is much more frivolous than man and
is given to chatter, in that respect
approaching nearer to the character
of the Simian ancestor than does the
male human.
But to return to the subject of the
English   in   general.    Of   course,   in
using that word I mean the inhabitants of the British Isles.   They are
a  unique  people  in so  far  as  commercial  ability, enterprise,  push  and
willingness    to    take    the    greatest
chances combined with an inborn conservatism in their character, which appears   to  be  ineradicable.    For  instance, there is no country I can safely  say,  in which there  are  greater
and   better   facilities   for travelling.
They have a railway system that cannot be excelled for speed and safety,
a roadbed that is the envy of all other
nations—no    expense    having    been
spared—bridges everywhere, practically no level crossings, I having only
seen  one in all my travels through
the country and yet they will stick
to   the   old   compartment   carriage,
modified on some trains to the extent
of having a corridor running down
one side, no drawing room cars and
sleepers, only on the longest distance
runs, while the dining service is vile
—and as for your baggage, it speaks
volumes for the honesty of the English traveller that one does not continually  lose  it.    No  check,  simply
put it in a van with a label attached,
showing the destination.   In this connection when changing cars at Birmingham, I left my suit case under
the seat; upon discovering this went
back into the train to look for it, but
as all carriages appear alike could not
find  it  before  she  pulled  out,  was
thereupon taken to the lost baggage
office where I reported my loss and
described the article.    The  man in
charge was very polite  (all  English
officials are that) and asked me where
they would deliver the valise in London.    I  thought to myself:  "Young
man,  you  had better  find  it  before
talking about delivery."    However, I
kept  my  peace  and  tipped  him  6d.
(ioc),   continued  my   journey   on   a
different line and would you believe
it the wretched suit case was handed
into the hotel within two hours after
my arrival, and not a penny to pay.
I say wretched advisedly, because it
practically contained nothing but my
dress suit, which I would have given
considerable to lose, but  could  not,
having tried all kinds of methods to
part   company   with   this   miserable
article of clothing, but it is no go-
so I am now reconciled to carry it
with me until I die—a constant bone
of  contention between  the  old lady
and  me—I  have never  yet worn  it.
To please her I have agreed that she
shall deck me out in it in my coffin.
Then   again  take  electricity,  they
utilize it in all the underground tubes
and railways, both of which means of
travelling have been reduced by them
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nee, but they are away behind
in regards using it for light-
loses.   Why half of the towns
old gas lamps, attended by
ters   as   of   old.   In   foggy
another  light  would  be  re-
0  find  them—and  as  far as
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business  houses  are  without
hile they are not installed in
cent, of the dwellings, not be*
ey care about the expense, but
out   of   conservatism.   They
lon a telephone in a house as
Jsion of its privacy.
|egards  feeding, they  excel  in
id cheap restaurants, while on
|er hand their hair-dressing argents leave everything to be de-
Jiarber and butcher being vir-
synonymous   terms.   I   could
Jf  illustrations  but  the  above
int  to  hear  Campbell  at  the
was very much impressed by
J-le is a very strong character,
shown by the fact that not-
nding   that   he  is  continually
ng the  most heterodox  doc-
e carries his immense congre-
with him.   Has thrown over-
;he idea of the revelation of
»le and the Divine nature of
As far as I can make out he
;S Jesus came to save the world
jept and practise, that He was
inly in so far that He came to
save  men as a  social  re-
that in fact He was a So-
and consequently  His whole
[n his sermons is based on the
of the Brotherhood of Man,
|->uty to Man, and the improve-
the present social system he
s of the  first importance  in
and treats with contempt the
t dogmas, such as are insisted
the Church, are of any ac-
He contends that fully one-
the  inhabitants of England,
ance, have never had a  rea-
chance   to   succeed   in   life
er will under the present sys-
d  that  if man's state  is  not
id   in   that   respect,   Christ's
death have been in vain.   He
[wonderful,   earnest  and   con-
way   about  him—face   intel-
nd somewhat ascetic looking
It   like    a   Roman    Catholic
Does  not rant  or  rave  but
in   a   very   plain   manner   so
e  can catch every word.    I
•y  much  impressed with  him
ild, if I lived in London, be
t   regular   atendant   at   his
I   sent   a   paper   with   the
I  heard.    Get  it  from  him
Id it.   What struck me as be-
ticularly  true  was  his  state-
at  the    most    of  Orthodox
Jgoing   Christians   are   proven
*  actions  to  be  really  prac-
iests.    When going home in
inibus,  I was struck by  two
on the front window.     One
there by a society organized
|ter  religious maxims  in  pub-
|es, throwing away money on
idow.    It read:  "Christ  came
e   world   and   died   to   bring
to repentance," or words  to
fcect.     Above   was   the   Corn-
warning to "Beware of pick-
male   and  female."     Com-
unnecessary any more than
nark    that    Christ's    life and
applied by the Church has,
ars   to   me,  been   virtually   a
when   it   is   found   necessary
|goo years of application of it
Church, to place a notice of
in a public vehicle travers-
best portion of the greatest
practical heart of Christen-
oreover if a stronger proof
Church's mission has been
dismal failure, one has only
into    the  east    end    of  this
Babylon   where    thousands
housands   of   so-called   Chris-
living in a state of savagery
Ibarism, which is not equalled
,ral Africa, or the South  Sea
and whom the Church makes
^ly no attempt to influence or
It   would   necessitate   too
;elf-sacrilice,  besides   there   is
ley in it.    How does the fol-
Istrike you: "This essay of Mr.
;  a   conscientious  and   pains-
itudy of the founder of Cbris-
as one among not a few in-
of the astounding results that
rom the concurrent action of
the individual man and the favouring
opportunity afforded by the prevalent
intellectual and social environment.
Without Jesus' personality being
taken largely into account, no account
can be given of the rise and growth
of the religious movement which He
started. But Jesus under other conditions than those which actually surrounded Him in the first century or
Jesus Christ under the conditions actually existing anywhere in this country in the last third of the Eighteenth
century, or later could not have become the founder of Christianity.
Man and environment were necessary
for a new religion that should claim
to be based upon a succession of revelations and miracles recorded for
the world to pass judgment upon
in the form of manuscripts. The material for this study in psychology
has been somewhat peculiarly difficult
to acquire and to handle. There is
plainly room for a justifiable difference of opinion as the relative amount
of shrewd insight, self-deception, disease of imagination and judgment and
unconscious fraud. Undoubtedly the
mixture of all these factors varied
greatly from time to time, as in the
career of all men who at all resemble
Jesus Christ the founder of Christianity." Does not that size up the
situation concisely and to the point?
I don't think it could be done better
or plainer. It was written by George
T. Ladd, Professor of Psychology in
Yale University, and, I understand, an
Orthodox Christian in the way of a
preface to a book by J. W. Riley,
Ph.D., Professor in the University of
New Brunswick, but the book has
nothing to do with Christianity or
Jesus Christ. It is a Psychological
study of Joseph Smith, the Founder
of Mormorism, and I have merely altered names, and substituted "first
century" for "first third of eighteenth
Vivid Feminine Imagination.
No man can conjure up such an extraordinary accumulation of catas-
trophies as can the ordinary wife
when her husband is late for dinner.
As Others See Us.
The English character is most deceptive. Under a mass of stiffness
and cool self-possession the English
are sentimental and passionate; their
simple hearts are full of an eager
love of new sensations; behind their
placid brows dwell tremendous ambitions   and    unconquerable    energies.
Same Old Game.
The fall of the Campanile at Venice was due to the substitution of
poplar wood for the white oak called
for by the contract. No proceedings
will be instituted against the contractor who has been dead and honorably buried a thousand years.
Nothing In It For Sandy.
An English tourist came upon a
farmhouse in a remote glen. "How
delightful to live in this solitary
spot!" he remarked to the farmer.
"I'm not so sure aboot that, sir,"
replied the farmer. "Hoo wad ye
like to hae to gang fifteen miles for
a gless 0' whiskey?"
"Oh," said the tourist, " but you
could  keep  bottle."
The farmer shook his head. "Ah
man," be said, seriously, "whisky'll
not keep."
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"That clock's so erratic," complained Mrs. Subbubs. "Day before yesterday it was fast, yesterday it was
slow and today it seems to have
stopped altogether. I thought you
were going to fix it."
"I did fix it," replied her husband.
"But it isn't going at all."
"I know. I fixed it so it couldn't
fool  anybody  any  more."
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As to the tree destruction, I admire
the pluck of Mr. F. W. Jones, although probably his methods are too
drastic for Victoria.
On the supposition that the tree in
question was his own property he
had a perfect right to put up a notice
to that effect, and also to say that
he would protect it from destruction
"if necessary with firearms." I well
remember in my boyish days trespassing time and again on park lands in
the Old Country, where I was confronted with such notices as the following: "Trespassers are warned to
beware of the man-trap," and "Trespassers beware of the spring-gun." I
see very little difference between these
notices and the one which Mr. Jones
put up, and 1 think the vandal who
destroys a venerable oak unnecessarily is none too severely punished if
he is peppered with shot. The whole
question, however, turns upon the
point of ownership, and I sincerely
truft that in the present instance Mr.
Jones can justify his claim. When
1 look at the names of the members
of the sub-committee which went to
view the destruction already wrought,
a great sadness comes over me, for
if the public cannot expect a little
enlightened consideration from such
men as Alderman Pauline and Alderman Henderson, what will happen if
they ever fall under the tender mercy
of several other Aldermen, who shall
be nameless?
lt is generally understood that the
action seeking to invalidate the high
pressure water by-law is instigated
by an ex-city official, but in any
case I venture to think that it is
ill-advised. Allowing for all the spoilt
ballots there is still a substantial majority in favour of the by-law, and if
a technical error has been committed,
it will not prevent the wish of the
ratepayers from prevailing.
I regret that the law does not make
provision for surcharging those who
are responsible for the blunder with
the cost. The fact that a wrong system has been pursued for years
neither makes it right nor exonerates
the blunderer.
As a lover of horses 1 am glad to
notice that the noble animal is reasserting his popularity in Victoria,
People who thought they knew por tw0 years he has been hustled
more about the matter than 1 did asjde by the chug-chug machine, but
undertook to criticize my comments this season already there are more
upon the gross mismanagement of fme ilorses round the City than at
matters at the Empress hotel under any tjme for ;lt ieast six or seven
Mr. Gordon's regime; and when his years, The motor car has its use, and
resignation followed so quickly on the wnen jt ilas been adapted to the re-
heels of my complaint, his apologists quj,-ements and the purse of the many
were very profuse in their expressions w;n become a valuable public conveni-
of regret and in their suggestions ence, but it will never replace the
that Mr. Gordon had taken matters i,orse. At present its use is mainly
into his own hands and resigned be- confine(i to two classes, the rich and
cause he was not allowed to exercise tije tough. The middle man still
control. My complaints have been drives hjs nag and loves it, and year
more than justified by subsequent by year that nag is improving hi
events and have been endorsed by breed, to the great delight of his
numbers of people. Mr. Gordon's iovers. Any fine afternoon a string
total unfitness for the position which 0f wen t,red and well groomed driv-
hc occupied all too long was well ers can be seen on Government St.
illustrated in the incident which for- [ on]y w;sb there were more saddle
tunately found its way into the press horses, but that too will come in
this week.    An Italian gentleman of time.
position and means, who had been a j ara very glad to notice that Senor
guest at the Empress, was prevented Ceccotti is not to leave the city with-
from boarding an outgoing boat be- out being heard in concert. I was
cause the management of the hotel sjmply amazed when I heard him
was cither too ignorant or too indif- sjng an operatic selection at the
I'erent to pay him that attention to Eagles' Convention in the Victoria
which every guest is entitled. Mr. Theatre a few weeks ago. He is un-
Gordon's remaining incumbency will doubtedly an operatic tenor of very
be of exceeding brief duration, but |,jgi, ,-anl<. He is properly classed as
probably long enough for the pub- *, "tenoro robusto" and has such a
lie to get an inkling of the real rea- voice as has certainly never before
son for his short reign. been  heard in the West.    I  venture
1 am more than a little amused at to predict that he will create a sens'a-
tlie comedy-farce in which a section tion wherever he is heard, and Vic-
of lhe City Council is indulging with torians will make a great mistake if
reference to road-making and tree de- they do not ensure him a crowded
struction  on   Rockland   avenue.     In   audience at the Institute Hall.
At The Street   ^
my last notes I described exactly how
the property owners arc justified in
refusing t" pay a cent for such work;
no fair minded man would have the
cheek to ask them. Whether thc road
is according to the specification
agreed upon 1 do not know, but if
the property owners ever agreed to
what is now being done, they are
simply a set of lunatics, which however  I  respectfully decline to believe.
Our dramatic editor made a slip last
week in his note i**>on the new Empress Theatre, and as 1 regard this
to some extent my own department
I want to put it right. His write-up
left the impression that thc Arcade
Theatre was to be closed when the
Empress opened; as a mntter of fact
both will be continued under the same
The  grounds at the  new  Empress
The City Fathers should bear in mind Hotel arc almost completed, but that
that other people have to use Rock- unsightly corner at thc junction of
land avenue besides those who reside Government and Belleville streets rc-
Iherc, and further that money spent mains "in statu quo" despite the fact
on inferior workmanship is money that the Chairman of the Street Coni-
wasted, mittec declared a month ago that it
was going to be cultivated and planted. My offer to do this for sixty
dollars still holds good.
Last Sunday afternoon I strolled
round Beacon Hill Park what time
the band was discoursing musical
strains to a large and admiring crowd.
There is no question that band music
is highly appreciated everywhere, and
it is a thousand pities that Victoria
gets so little of it. It is a great attraction as well as a pure enjoyment'.
I was particularly struck by the solo
work of a little man from Esquimalt,
who played just like an Old Country
bandsman, he is evidently a thorough
musician; I learnt that his name was
Joe Ball, so here's luck and long life
to Joe!
Massachusetts, which pronounces
"Woburn," "Wooburn," is offended
because the British pronounce
"Edgbaston" "Ejerston," and "Pon-
tefract" "Pomfret." Also the Massachusetts "Worcester" is "Wooster,"
as in the old country.
"Some people get results if kindly
encouraged; but give me the man who
can do things in spite of belli" shouts
Elbert Hubbard.
Belle—Yes;    1   am   single   entirely
from choice.
Pearl—Whose  choice? ,
Understood Him.
She—Try the waiter with some of
your  French,  dear.
He*—By all means. Gass-on! Gass-
Waiter—No sir; only the electric
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Although the Victoria Senior asso-
:iation Football teams failed to laud
ither the Island or British Columbia
hampionships, I am pleased to see
hat both the intermediate and junior
hampions will hail from this city,
'he Victoria West intermediates have
made a fine record in the Island
eague and it is a pity that the Main-
and champioris could not see their
way clear to come to Victoria to fill
heir engagement. This default gives
the local boys a lead which will be
difficult to overcome and it is prac-
ically a foregone conclusion that they
will be returned champions of the
Province when they journey to Vancouver.
The North Ward juniors continued
.'ir winning streak by defeating the
Mainland leaders in a most decided
winner on Good Friday at Vancouver. From press reports it appears
hat the local boys had their oppon-
nts at their mercy and were never in
inger. The second game to decide
he championship will in all' proba-
ility be played this afternoon. Both
he Victoria West intermediates and
forth Ward juniors arc entitled to
ie congratulations of the sport-lov-
lg citizens of this city and it is
oped that thew will be as fortunate
l their second game as they were
. their lirst.
congratulate the ladies on their brilliant showing. The team was strong
in every department and I think that
had the field been kept clear of spectators that a much better game would
have been witnessed. As it was on
every occasion the people crowded on
to the filed and made good play impossible. Not content with winning
the highest provincial honours I understand that the team is planning an
invasion of Seattle with thc express
purpose of teaching their American
cousins how. to play the game. I
think I can safely say that the result of the game will be a win for the
local players.
1 have to tender my humble apol-
gy to the Victoria Ladies' Hockey
^lub   for   my   failure   to   make   any
inention of their splendid victory over
heir Nanaimo opponents at Oak Bay
wo weeks ago, which gave them the
ight to bc called the champions of
1. C. lt was an oversight on my
.'art  and   I   take  this opportunity to
I have every reason to bciieve that
this summer will see some of the
finest baseball ever presented to Victoria sports. 1 well understand that
a few years ago, the brand of ball
that was presented was ahead ol" any:
thing ever shown here until that time
but unless this season eclipses all
previous exhibitions I will miss my
guess. Every preparation is being
made to put a first class team in the
field, where the locals were weak,
outsiders have been secured to fill thc
positions until today a probable team
is in sight that will show Victorians
how baseball should be played. Several good practices have been held,
the players showing to good advantage, the hardest try-out however will
take place at Oak Bay tomorrow
morning. By this time all outside
players will have reported and will
be ready to take their place in the
line-up. The diamond is being put
in good condition and when the Umpire calls Play Ball on May gth for
the lirst game the locals will be in
condition to go as hard as any team
that can be secured on the North
Pacific Coast, not even excepting thc
league teams in the Northwestern
As summer approaches the lovers
of cricket are getting anxious and
already several members of the local
clubs have had a practice. The outlook for a successful season is very
bright and I think will eclipse all past
records. At present the Victoria club
gives promise of being as strong as
ever, while the Albions (Oak Bays
of last season) will be much stronger
than before. The Victoria Club will
again occupy the grounds at the Jubilee Hospital while the Albions have
made application for the use of a portion of Beacon Hill park. I understand that permission has been granted to use the ground but the application for permission to erect a small
pavilion has been refused. I cannot
understand what objection can be
raised against this. Thc Club is doing considerable good for the city
and the erection of a small but neat
pavilion will not detract from the appearance of Beacon Hill park. 1
hope that thc Park Commissioners
will in some manner give consent to
the erection  of the club  house.
A popular victory was recorded in
Vancouver on Good Friday when
Frank Baylis of this city won a decisive victory in the live-mile foot-
hall Marathon race. Baylis was the
only entry from this city and that he
won rfom a field of six competitors is
something of which any runner may
well feel proud.
chandise, nnd other property against the
risk of Inland navigation and transportation.
"Companies' Aot, 1S07."
Provinee of British Columbia.
Next week 1 intend to devote some
space to horse racing in this city.
This is a game that is popular all
the world over and there is no reason
and 1 will endeavour to show why
why it should not be so in this city,
it should not be so in this city sh
there arc not more racing in Victoria
than there has been in the past.
"Companies' Act, 1SD7."
Thc Ladysmith Football team
sprung a surprise on the Nanaimo
team in thc first match for the People's Shield which was played in Vancouver on Saturday last. It is surprising after the showing made here
to see the Smelter boys romp home
winners. In thc matches for the
Island championship I picked the
Ladysmith team to win, and I confess
T was rather disappointed at their
showing, but their win in Vancouver
gives me some hope that my faith
in them was not misplaced, although
they did not win here. I have seen
both teams in action and I think that
the Ladysmith team will not only
win the majority of games from Nanaimo but will also win thc People's
Shield which represents the championship of Canada.
Province of British Columbia.
No.   133.
"Michigan Commercial Insurance Company" Is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia and to corry out or
affect all or any of tlio objects of the
Company lo which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head ollice of the Company Is
situate nt Lansing, Ingham County,
The amount of tlie capital of the
Company is three hundred thousand dollars, divided into six thousand shares
Of fifty dollars each.
The head ollice of the Company in
this Province Is situate at Victoria, and
R. P. Rithet ,-*;- Company. Insurance
Agents, whose address is Victoria, B.C.,
Is the attorney  for the Company.
The time of the existence of the Companv Is thirty years from thc llith day
of October, A.D.,  1004.
(liven   under   my   hand   and   seal   of
ollice   at   Victoria,   Province   of   British
Columbia,  this   10th  day  of  April,  one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
lias been established and licensed are:
To make Insurance on dwelling
houses, stores, and all kinds of buildings and upon household furniture,
goods, wares and merchandise, and any
other property against loss or damage
by (Ire, and to make Insurance upon
vessels,   freights,   goods,   wares,   mer-
No. 434.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the "In-
ter-provlnclal Land Company" Is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of tlie Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head ofllce of the Company is
situate at the City of Winnipeg, In the
Province of Manitoba.
The amount of tlio capital of the
Company is sixty thousand dollars, dl"
vlded into six hundred shares of one
hundred dollars each.
Thc head oflice of the Compauy in
this Province Is situate at the City of
Victoria, and James Fulford Klelde,
agent, whose address ls Victoria, aforesaid,  Is  the  attorney for  the Company.
Given   under   my   hand   and   seal   of
office   nt   Victoria,   Province   of   Hrltlsh
Columbia,   this   21st  day  of  April,   one
thousand   nine   hundred   and   eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
lias been established and licensed are:
(a) Acquiring, holding, leasing, renting, selling, dealing in, and disposing
of, real estate or any Interest therein,
or any mortgage or lien thereon;
(b) To improve real estate by erecting buildings thereon, or in any other
way altering or dealing with the same;
(e) To lend money on the security or
any real or personal property, and for
sueh purposes to tnke mortgages, bills
of sale, and other pledges or liens thereon;
(d) To enter Into agreements for the
erection or improvement or sale of land
or buildings;
(e) To acquire, own, sell, or otherwise dispose of, timber, timber limits,
permits and licences, coal lands, or mining lands, or mining rights of nny sort
or description;
(f) To hold agencies for Are, or life
insurance, or manufacturing companies;
Igl To carry on farming or gardening operations;
(h) To buy, sell, and deal In, cattle,
horses, and other animals and farm produce, and generally to carry on a general
real estate, loaning, renting, insurance
agency and mercantile agency busiuess;
(i) To acquire, purchase, sell, hold,
and deal In, the stock-in-trade, effects,
both real and personal, business, and
good-will of any person, firm or corporation engaged In similar business;
(j) To acquire, buy, sell, and hold,
stock in other companies with similar
obtects  and  powers.
Solicitors for the Inter-provlnelal  Land
Company. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1908.
The Coming Rival of Caruso, Upon Whom Manager C. H. Gibbons Pins His Faith.
One of the most notable musical events in the season's programme will be the concert of Thursday next
at Institute Hall, when Manager C. H. Gibbons will give Victorians opportunity to hear the great Italian
tenor, Sig. Ceccotti, prior to that artist's departure for New York. It is the intention to introduce Ceccotti
to the opera-loving public next season as a challenger of Caruso, whose voice and method he shares. He is
unquestionably the greatest tenor victoria has yet heard, and such an one as will command sensational
prices so soon as the public is introduced to his quality. Those who attend Thursday's concert may look for
something far out of the ordinary, for such judges as the conductors of the Victoria Musical Society and the
Arion Club are at one in saying that he is the finest tenor by whom this province has yet been visited. Assisting will be Miss Lugrin, Sig. Claudio, and others. The plan will open at Waitt & Co.'s Tuesday morning.
On the Saturday evening Sig. Ceccotti will pay a visit to Duncan, giving a recital in the opera house there,
assisted by Francis Armstrong, violinist.
_> __.
* Social and        *
* Personal, t
if 4*
______\\_____l^___\\_____.^___\\_____t^^^B____.^___\\\____-%——_t __Wti^^^—____^^^—i_)__. __m_
Mr. Henry Rochefort was in town
for Easter.
* *   *
Mr.  Clarke    Gamble    has left for
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Whittoiue, Duncans,
were in town during the week.
* *   *
Mr. W. W. Kirkley left for England on Wednesday.
* *   *
Mr.   F.   Futcher   returned   from   a
fishing trip up the line.
* *   *
Mr. K. Gaudin returned home from
Vancouver on Sunday last.
* *   *
Mrs. R. Pirn Butchart was a guest
at thc Empress for a few days.
* *   *
Mr. Harry Davis, Vancouver, came
over for a short holiday.
* »   *
Mrs. Hirsch, Duncans, came down
on Wednesday.
* *   *
Mr. Jack Berrington visited Victoria
for a few days during the week.
* *   *
Mr. Stewart Williams returned from
Kuper Island on Monday evening.
* *   *
Miss Mutter was a passenger by
The Eth from Duncans on Wednesday.
* *   *
Mr. Boyer of thc Bank of B.N.A,
Duncans, spent the week end in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. R. P. Roberts, Kuper Island,
was a guest of Captain and Mrs. Gaudin during the past week.
Miss Doris Mason has returned
from a visit to Mrs. Furlonger spent
at Cowichan Lake and Duncans.
* *   *
Mr. C. H. Cookson was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Birch, Saanich, for
* *   *
Mr. James Girdwood is the guest
of Mr. W. E. Oliver at Cowichan
* *   *
Mrs. Freeman and Miss Little left
for California by the overland route
via Seattle Thursday morning.
* *   *
Mr. Cambell Sweeney, Jr., Vancouver, has been a guest at thc Oak Bay
»   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Garnet and Mr. Pom-
pley Garnet    have    left    for    a four
months'   visit   to   the   Old   Country.
Mr. Henry King, who has been ill
in St. Joseph's hospital, is better and
hopes soon to be about again.
* *   *
Messrs. W. A. Harvey and W. E.
Fisher left for the North on the Princess May on Thursday night.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Burroughs who have
been guests at Craigdarroch for the
past few months, left for England during thc week.
* *   *
Mr. F. H. Maitland-Dougal and his
daughter, Mrs. Stephen Phipps, passed through Victoria on Wednesday en
route to Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Peters, accompanied by their niece, Miss Olive
Peters,   are   registered   at   the   Oak
Bay  Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Shallcross,
Vancouver, arc visiting Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. Shallcross at their beautiful new
residence  on  the  Foul   Bay  Road.
Mr. R. 11. Pooley and Mr. F.
O'Reilly left by the Camousin on
Thursday evening to hunt big game
in the Northern Interior.
* *   *
Miss Helen Spalding, who has been
spending a week with her grandmother, Mrs. J. W. Mackay, Dallas
Road, returned home on Thursday.
* *   *
Mr. Donald Fraser of New Westminster and Mr. Jack Gibson, Vancouver, both of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce, spent their Easter holidays in Victoria.
* *   *
"All a Mistake," which is to be
presented early in May for the lirst
time in Victoria, is one of Mr. W.
C. Parker's most entertaining productions.
The proceeds of this farcical comedy which is to be presented in the
Institute Hall, under the direction of
Mrs. R. Berkeley, are to be devoted
to the Seamen's Institute Fund.
* *   *
Mrs. T. S. Gore entertained a few
friends informally at five hundred and
bridge on Monday evening. Mrs. H.
Tye won first bridge prize. Mrs.
Gibson won the second, and Dr. Was-
son the five hundred.
Those present were: Mrs. W. S.
Gore, Mrs. Heisterman, Mrs. Tye,
Miss 0. Heisterman, Mr. and Mrs.
Smith, Messrs. B. and H. Heisterman, Dr. and Mrs. Wasson, Mrs. Piggott, Mrs. Rithet, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Wilson, Mrs. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs.
Biggerstaff Wilson, Mr. Brand.
* »   «
The Five Hundred Club met on
Tuesday at Mrs. Charlie Todd's and
a very pleasant afternoon was spent.
The prize was won by Mrs. C. E.
Anion"; those present were: Mrs.
Gibb, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs.
Roberts, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. T.
S. Gore, Mrs. H. Robertson, Mrs. H.
Tye, Mrs. Matson, Mrs. Crowe-Baker,
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Programme changed every Monda;
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[rs. Matthews, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs.
jroupe, Mrs. Courtney, Mrs. Black-
lood,   Mrs.   Raymur,   Mrs.   Holmes,
Irs. Gibson, Mrs. Pooley and others.
* *   *
I The weekly meeting of the L'Al-
lance Francais was held in the Alex-
Indra Club rooms on Wednesday ev-
Ining and the following little play,
ITel Oiseau, Tel Nid," was present-
Id.   The cast of characters is as fol-
ows: Mdlle Baratin, Mme. de F.er-
beydron; Valentine, Mdlle de Kerpey-
|lron; Marietta (Ternante), Miss
^oenholn; Mme. D'Arcizis, Mrs. Hoi-
Among the appreciative spectators
vere Mrs. O. M. Jones, Miss Dupont,
Irs. and Miss Burril, Mrs.  Howett,
liss McKay, Col. Gregory, Mrs. and
bliss Wolfenden, Mrs. H. Dumble-
|on and the Misses Dumbleton, Miss
i. Peters, Miss Newcombe, Miss Fos-
ler, Miss P. Irving, Mr. F. Davie,
Miss R. Fell, Misses Irving, Miss
heaney, Mrs. McCulloch, Miss Dono-
lan, Mr. Jeffs, Mrs. Loenholn, Mr.
|_,ombard,   Mrs.   and   Miss   Warren,
lisses Pitts, Miss Child, Miss Leiser,
(nd others.
The dance given by "a few of thc
lachelors" on Monday evening at the
tosy Corner rooms was a very jolly
affair. The room had been tastefully
|ecorated with daffodils and ivy and
liss Thain's orchestra supplied the
Those  who kindly acted as  chap-
Irones   were   Mrs. Finch-Page, Mrs.
lebbeck, and Mrs. John Irving.
J The following were among the in-
Ited guests:  Mr. and Mrs. Gresley,
lir. and Mrs. C. M. Roberts, Mr. and
Jrs.  G.  Howell, Mrs.  Dundas,  Miss
>ay, Misses B. and G. Irving, Miss
j.    Boulton,    Miss    Rebbeck,    Miss
lowron, Miss Lawson, Miss P. Irv-
fg,   Misses  Page,   Miss   Newcombe,
Jliss C. Helmcken, Misses Rant, Miss
ting, Miss    Reade,    Miss    Heyland,
Jliss  Blackwood, Miss Bulwer, Miss
|obbett,    Miss    Loenholn    and    the
essrs.  Dunn  (Saanich),  Pitts,  Par-
kr,  Bishop,  Holmes, McDougal, W.
lewcombe,  Owen, Johnson,  D'Arcy,
|ridgman, Berrington, H. B. Phipps,
awson, Floyer, Rant, Eaves, G. Hol-
Ind, Selfe, W. Piggott, Dr. Dolbey.
1 *   *   *
I The Alexandra Club guest day was
1st Tuesday. The hostesses for the
lternoon were Mrs. * Courtney and
Irs. Burton.
IMrs. H. Gillespie arranged thc de-
Iration of the rooms and tea tables
Ith red and yellow tulips.
IMrs. Tilt :i and Mrs. Hall presided
ter the refreshments.
■Among those present were: Mrs.
lisell, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. and Miss
111, Mrs. Rattenbury, Mrs. Topp,
Irs. and Miss Mackay, Mrs. Bell,
Irs. Jenkins, Mrs. and Miss Cobbett,
|rs. Blackwood, Mrs. Hogg, Mrs.
Dung, Mrs. Shallcross, Mrs. Love,
|rs. Crosse, Mrs. C. Gibson, Mrs.
hodes, Mrs. P. Shallcross, Miss
Ihl, Miss Blakemore and others.
* *   *
IMrs. H. F. Heisterman, Douglas
]-eet, was the hostess at a large tea
Wednesday  afternoon  in  honour
her  daughter,  Mrs.  A.  G.  Smith,
iTlie   table   decorations   were   very
lettily   carried   out  with   pale  pink
|lips and smilax, and centre piece of
nk tulle.
lAmong the numerous guests were
bticed Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. B.
ye,   Mrs.   C.   M.   Roberts,   Mrs.   E.
Johnson. Miss Johnson, Mrs. Ger-
|d Pike, Mrs. and Miss Savage, Mis^s
. Wark, Miss Wigley, Mrs. Brett,
(rs. Ker, Mrs. H. Heisterman, Mrs.
libson, Mrs. and Miss Gaudin, Mrs.
\y, Mrs. B. Schwengers, Mrs. C.
■Wilson, Miss Sehl, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs.
Janion, Miss Griffiths, Mrs. Love,
■Jrs. T. H. Todd, Mrs. B. Wilson, Mrs.
Gillespie. Mrs. C. Todd, Mrs.
loresby, Mrs. G. Wilson, Mrs. Black-
T_od, Mrs. J. H. Gillespie. Misses
lackwood, Mrs. J. Wilson, Mrs. and
Iss Arbuthnot and others.
* *   *
Ivirs. Bi-yperstaff Wilson, Rockland
lenue, was the hostess at a bridge
Five Hundred tournament on
fttrsday afternoon last. The first
second prizes for Bridge were
[11 respectively by Mrs. A. G. Smith,
I Mrs. C. M. Roberts, and those
Five Hundred by Mrs. Troup and
|ss  Nelson.
Tlie tea tables were arranged with
Ister lillies banked with soft green
|riie following were some of the
ests present: Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs.
fsell, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs.
I Roberts, Mrs. McGile, Mrs. A. P.
kith. Mrs. Troup, Mrs. T. S. Gore.
fs. C. Todd, Mrs. G. Gillespie, Mrs.
Wilson, Mrs. and Miss Savage,
Is. Cleland, Miss Holmes, Mrs. and
Miss Gaudin Mrs. Courtney, Mrs. J.
Harvey, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. G. Wilson,
Mrs. J. Wilson, Mrs. Ambery, Mrs.
Bodwell, Mrs. J. Graham, Mrs. H.
Robertson, Mrs. Butchart, Misses
Butchart, Mrs. J. H. Gillespie, Mrs. A.
Robertson, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Ker, Mrs.
A. Gillespie, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs.
Laing, Mrs. J. Irving, Misses Irving,
Miss Nelson, Miss Sehl, Mrs. and
Miss Arbuthnot, Mrs. and Misses
Blackwood, Mrs. and Miss King, Mrs.
Gresley, Mrs. H. Tye, Mrs. Matthews,
Mrs. L. Wark, Mrs. Lawson, Misses
Lawson, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. B. Tye,
Miss M. Lawson; Mrs. H. Barnard,
Mrs. Higgins and others.
The engagement is announced of
Miss Alice Baynes-Reed, second
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Baynes-
Reed of this city, and Mr. Douglas
Livingstone, eldest son of the late
Mr. Clermont Livingston, formerly
manager of the Tyee Copper Co., at
Duncans, B.C. The wedding has been
arranged to take place in June.
*   *   *
The engagement has been announced
of Miss Dorothy Green, well known
in social circles in this city, and Norman Barclay of Vancouver.
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NOTICE ls hereby given that 30 days
after date we Intend to apply to the
Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for a license to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following
described lands, situated near Coal
Creek, Renfrew District, B.C.: Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of section 88, and marked
J. Hastle and H. J. Kirby; thenee west*
80 ohains to northeast eorner of section
87; thence north 80 ehains; thence east
to western boundary of the E. & N.
Railway Company's Lands; thence following said boundary of Esquimalt and
Nanaimo Railway Company's lands to
point of commencement.
Staked March 17th, 1908.
April 11
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days from date I intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Land!
and Works for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted ln the
southwest corner and marked Initial
Post No. 1; thenee east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated Maroh 7th, 1908.
Graham Island, B.C.
Apl. 4 R. r>. HOYT.
"Companies Aot, 1897."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
crete Construction Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company Is
situate at Cincinnati ln Hamilton County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is five hundred thousand dollars, divided Into five thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head ofllce of the Company in this
Province   ls   situate   at   Victoria,   and
Henry Graham Lawson, Solicitor, whose
address is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the company.    Not  empowered  to
issue and transfer stock.
Given under my hand and Seal of Office
at Victoria, Provinee of British Columbia, this fourth day of April, one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this company
has been established and registered are:
Manufacturing and dealing in flre-proof-
Ing and building material of all kinds,
and constructing, equipping and owning
buildings, bridges and structures of all
kinds, and all things Incident thereto,
of engaging in a general contracting
business; and of acquiring, holding, owning and disposing of all rights, patent
and otherwise, necessary and convenient for the prosecution of its business.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I. the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
one mile west-north-west from Jesse
Island, running west 60 chains; thence
north 60 chains; thence east 60 chains,
thence south 60 chains back to place
of commencement.
Dated February 22nd, 1908.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the west shore of bay Inside of
Jesse Island, one quarter of a mile
north of Jesse Island, running west 60
chains; thence north 60 chains; thence
east 60 chains; thence south 60 chains
back to the place of commencement.
Dated February 22nd, 1908.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
The bridge at Craigflower over Vic*
toria Arm ls closed to vehicular traffic
until further notice.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department, Victoria,
B.C., 9th March, 1908.
$1,000 Reward
PROVINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA hereby offers a reward of ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two men who, on the
25th day of February, 1908, at the
Gorge Hotel, near the City of Victoria, B.C., armed with revolvers, entered and, while committing a robbery
in the said Hotel, shot and wounded
one Richard Dancey.
District of Rupert.
TAKE NOTICE, that I, Frank Kelly.
of Victoria, B.C., timber cruiser. Intend
to apply for a special timber license
over the following described lands:
6. Commencing at a post planted at
northwest corner of T. L. 16186, Section
3, Township 33; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 160 chains to point
of commencement, and containing 640
acres, more or less.
December 17th, 1907.
NOTICB ls hereby given that thirty
days from date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on the following
described lands, on Graham Island, B.C.:
Commencing at a post planted In the
southwest corner and marked Initial
Post No. 1, thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated March 7th,  1998.
Graham Island, B.C.
Apl 4 J. O. HOYT.
NOTICE ls hereby given that thirty
days from date I intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted ln the
southwest corne rand marked Initial
Post No. 1, thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains to place of commencement, containing S40 acres.
Dated March  7th, 1908.
Graham Island,  B.C.
Apl. 4 . W. L. ARCHAMBEAU.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days from date I intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for n license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted in the
northwest corner and marked Initial
Post No. 1; thence east 80 chains; thenee
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains to place of commencement containing 640 acres.
Dated  March  7th,   1908.
Graham Island, B.C.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the west shore of Bllnklnsop Bay,
about 100 feet west of the wharf; running west 60 chatns; thence north 60
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south along the shore back to the place
of commencement.
Dated  February 24th,   1908.
March 14 C. G. JOHNSTONE.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the west shore of Bllnklnsop Bay,
three-quarters of a mile from the entrance of said bay, running west 80
chains; thence south 60 chainB; thenc*
east along the shore of bay Inside of
Jesse Island; thence northerly along tho
shore of Bllnklnsop Bay to the placo
of commencement.
Dated February 22nd, 1908,
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*
for the purchase of the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted on the east shore of Blinkinsop
Bay, three-quarters of a mile from th*
outlet of the creek at the head of bay,
running north along the shore 60 chains:
thence east 60 chains; thence south 60
chains; thence west 60 chains back to
the place of commencement.
Dated February 24th, 1908.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent
No. 1—Man about 5 reet 11 inches in
height, slim build, dressed in dark-
colored clothing; wore dark cap.
No. 2—Man about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches
in height; slim build; dressed in
dark-colored clothing; wore dark
cap. Both men were armed with
dark-colored revolvers and wore
long white cotton masks.
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS reward will be given for information
leading to the arrest and conviction of
either one of the said men.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the head of Bllnklnsop Bay, 60 feet
north of the creek running to the bay:
running west 60 chains; thence north
60 chains; thence east 60 chains; thencs
south 60 chains back to the place of
Dated February  24th,   1908.
C. Q. Johnstone, Agent
March 14
By order,
Superintendent of Provincial Police.
Victoria, B.C., 26th February, 1908.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE NOTICE that Frank V. Hobbs
of Victoria, B.C., occupation gentleman,
Intends to apply for permission to lease
the  following described  land:
Commencing at a post planted about
eight chains In a northerly direction
from the southeast corner of section
eleven, township eleven, thence following the sinuosities of the shore line
northwesterly 17 chains, thence southwesterly 10 chains, thence northerly 10
chains, thence southeasterly to the point
of Intersection of the southeast quarter
of section eleven (11) and the southwest quarter of section twelve (12),
township 11, Renfrew District, and extending eastwards from said shore line
ns before described and Including the
foreshore and land covered by water
Dated April 6, 1908.
ning, in which she was assisted by
Miss Hall. Mrs. Robertson also contributed a pianoforte solo, choosing
Rachmaninoff's famous prelude, which
was a feature item of Paderewski's
programmes during his recent tour.
The most notable contributor to the
concert of Thursday was Mr. Francis
Armstrong, violinist, who was heard
in   a  duet   with   Mrs.   Robertson,   A
^S^^S^^^S^^*^^^--^?*^? though a grave fault has been made
i   __ # oflo in not having the stage flooring pro-
-fl-  I lUSIC   &riQ cSa -*ect l;e3'°nd the line of its enclosure,
^ j and tuere was at the opening concert
a   The Drsmfl     ;i very manifest ech°winch ^is to ^
TT V  hoped will be done away with when
?8?^^^^^^l#?Jt?l5_)p'5_l??§?^  tlle ha" is bettC1' Iilled-   The concert
was arranged by Mrs. Herman Rob-
Brewster's Millions. ertson, upon whom devolved the prin-
On  Easter  Monday the  successful  cjpai accompaniment work of the cv-
farcical comedy, Brewster's  Millions,      '       '       ■--'-  -' :.-..i u..
was presented at the Victoria Theatre, and proved to be a mirth-provoking entertainment. Robert Ober
was distinctly good in the title part
and gave a unique and interesting
performance. His main support was
good but all thc women of the company were distinctly weak.   Miss Ma-
this, who assayed the role of "Peggy"  ul  0  uus_.   _v,.,,   . 	
was very weak and quite unable to Brahms sonate, which fell as flat as
rise 10 its requirements. The feature Brahms' selections usually do with the
of the production was the spectaculai modern concert audience, and after-
third act, representing the yacht scene. wards ;„ a delightful "Ave Maria,"
This was a triumph of stage median- aisplayine notably pleasing double-
ism and display, and far discounted stopping and harmonics, a sweetly
everything else in the show. melodious minuet of Beethoven, and
the pyrotechnic Wieniwaski grouping'
Miss Abbott. 0f Russian airs, supplemented by de-
If there is one subject nearer to Hghtful encore extras. Mr. Arm-
my heart than all others in relation strong showed sound musicianship, a
to music, it is the advancement of our broad and sonorous tone, and a dis-
native born American youth, says a tinct bias for pure melody that ap-
writer in the Dayton, 0., Herald of peals distinctly to the masses of the
October 16th, in the various special- public. He added much to his estab-
ties this may elect to follow in the lished reputation as an artist. The
art of music. Of late I heard from oti,er contributors to the programme
the lips of the gifted and most Ital- were Miss Lugrin, who sang vigor-
ian of Italians, Chevalier Pier Adolfo ousiy ami pleasingly, although not
Tirindelli, that statement that now wjth her accustomed sound musician-
the cause of music is more ardently ship, even going off the key on one
advocated in the United States than or tw0 occasions; Miss Cordial Cor-
even in Italy, its lirst great home, lt <jelia Grylls, who has a dainty voice
has been admitted for a quarter of 0f purjty and excellent training, and
a century that the American voices Mr. Raymond, a baritone whose work
are admirably good, and many Am- js scan_ely remarkable for anything,
ericans, especially ladies, havc attain- aibeit he has one or two pleasing
ed to   eminence   in    Europe.    Here  -10tes,
comes another of most brilliant.   On	
the evening of Saturday, October 12, A Popular Citizen.
I heard in Music Hall in Cincinnati There are few more popular men
that fascination coloratura soprano, ;n Victoria than Harry Maynard, who
Miss Bessie Abott. Miss Abott is one jlas i)een identified for so long with
of the most perfect singers of the the fortunes of the Phoenix Brewery
old Italian type, whom 1 have heard Company. The public were greatly
for years. She brings to life again surprised to learn a few weeks ago
the very best traditions of that school that Mr. Maynard had resigned his
of pure liquid vocalism which was position, and those who knew of his
omnipresent in the middle of the nine- invaluable services to the Company
teenth century. The natural organ of ventured to predict that there would
her voice is of the sweet, clear, re- |,e somo interesting developments,
fined species which American women They have not had long t0 w..*t f..,.
are so often endowed with, and her it is n0w announced that Mr. May-
schooling has made the scale as even nard and ., fcw persona] friends have
as a necklace of polished perils, for  bol,g|lt out tllc business of the Silver
all the tones from top to bottom pass
into each other with no awkward
breaks or clumsy nodes such as we
always hear ia the runs and melodies of untrained or even of half
trained  singers.    In the  tremendous   ,„,
0 Will      WISH       LlllllJ       £,\JAJAl      IA.A..A     ...       ...
• elaboration  of the great  mad  scene  and important business venture.
from "Lucia'' and in tiny folk songs   	
like the "Last Rose of Summer," she
is equally at home.
Springs Brewery, which will he enlarged and developed on thoroughly
up-to-date lines under Mr. Maynard's
management. All his friends and acquaintances and their name is legion
will wish Harry good luck in his new
The New Grand.
The programme at the New Grand
this week is quite satisfactory from
every standpoint. The comic circus
is a splendid mirth-provoking turn,
the horse being a masterpiece. The
acrobats are excellent, and the playlet, "The Diamond Robbery,' well
staged and played. The other items
are about up to the average, except
the lady who styles herself "The Irish
Queen"; she is certainly one of thc
things which would not bc missed.
Next week's bill will include
Robert Henry Hodge, assisted by
Blanche Craig, Marion Ellsworth, and
May Stewart, in the comedy sketch,
"Troubles of Bill Blithers' Bachelor";
The Doric Four, which includes Billy
Moore, Chas. Reiner, Ken. Metcalfe,
and Wilbur Turner, in a high class
singing act; the Three Musical Bell
Boys, singing, dancing and musical
act; Harry Holman, polite comedian;
Canard, "The Man on Time," novelty
aerial act; Thos. J. Price, singing the
illustrated song, "Dreaming," and
New Moving Pictures, entitled "Galvanic Fluid," and "Comedy ot Errors."
A distinctly interesting concert was
given on Thursday evening to open
thc new schoolroom of St. John's
church, which by the way has been
designed and constructed to meet the
demand in Victoria for a first class
concert hall of medium capacity. Ac-
coustically the new hall is much superior to the average auditorium, al-
Cupid at Vassar
Under the auspices of the Victoria
Musical Society
Prima    Donna    Soprano    from    the
Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Prices $3.00, $2.00 and $1.00.
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Note.—This is the Victoria Musical
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