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Array L. McLeod Gould
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A British Columbia Newspaper and Review*
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Vol. X.   No,
Tenth Year .
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
question of Imperial Naval Defence
continues to be the one of supreme
importance throughout the British Empire.
Its importance increases as the days go
by. On the panorama of the world's activities, picture after picture is flashed, each
one contributing something to the growing
necessity for decisive action on the part of
the British Colonies. This lesson comes
closer home to Canada than to any other
Dependency, because Canada has done least,
and is able to do most. The two events
of the past fortnight which have most impressed the British people everywhere are
the address of Lord Roberts and the recent
speech of Mr. Winston Churchill. It is
not necessary to canvass these momentous
' utterances. In spite of the mild protest
made by Sir Edward Grey on the floor of
the House against provocative speeches, the
fact remains that nothing has been said
which could weaken Lord Roberts' statement of fact; and if the facts are as he has
set them forth, then nothing else matters.
It is not the custom of British people to
mince matters, or to be mealy-mouthed
when the interests of Empire are at stake.
John Bull is a plain, outspoken old gentleman, who is apt to call a spade a spade, and
his best-known characteristics are well reflected in Lord Roberts' address. Mr.
Winston Churchill is today the pivotal
figure of the Empire. In a sense, he presides over its destinies, in that he officially
controls its forces. His repeated appeals
leave no possibility of doubt that he is
deeply impressed with the insufficiency of
our forces, for never has a First Lord of
the Admiralty been so persistent in advocating substantial increases; and never before has a First Lord of the Admiralty
made an appeal to the Colonies. Every
student of history must realize that during
the last few weeks we have been very
near the edge of a volcanic crater. The
magnitude of the war in the Balkans is
not easily grasped; but when we remember
that there are upwards of a million armed
men in the field; that Britain's traditional
ally has been routed all along the line,
and that at the moment of writing the victorious allies are within striking distance
of Constantinople, it is not so difficult to
realize that, at any moment, the volcano
might have burst. The calling out of the
Naval Reserves is but one indication that
it may yet be necessary for England to
make a show of force. And yet, the stars
must have fought for us in their courses.
Thirty-four years ago it was the strong
right arm of England which stayed the
Russian armies at the gate of Constantinople. But today conditions are changed.
There is no stay to the allied forces, because Russian influence is no longer dominant, and Russia no longer threatens our Indian frontier. The victory of the Japanese
army and navy, and the relegation of
Russia to a third-rate maritime power,
have changed the whole aspect of a traditional question, while the consolidation of
our rule in India, and the marvellous development and the popularity of the British
Throne have tended to place the present
Turkish war outside the bounds of a religious or fanatical crusade. But the danger-
point has not been passed, and the immediate future depends very largely on the
self-restraint of the victorious allies. The
policy of the moment should be one of
truce and negotiation. If, as the latest despatches seem to indicate, Turkey is beaten,
then the remaining Balkan provinces that
own her suzerainty will secure their autonomy, and the war indemnity. If, however,
negotiations should flag or fail, it is impossible to anticipate the result of a march
on Constantinople. It would arouse the
fanatical passions of all Mohammedan
people, and might result in complications
that would involve England in a position
of the utmost delicacy and difficulty. The
obvious lesson of this world unrest with
its ominous and portentous possibilities is
that Lord Roberts' appeal to get ready and
to quit ourselves like men should meet with
an immediate response. The Motherland is
alive to the urgency of the situation, and is
straining every nerve to cope with its necessities. Australia and New Zealand have
responded nobly; Canada still lags. Mr.
Borden missed an opportunity of immortalizing himself when he left London without
announcing his policy. He was at the hub
of the Empire; he had been taken into
the confidence of the Government; he had
been made acquainted with all their secrets;
he had become one of themselves. The
emergency had been demonstrated, and an
instantaneous response would have seized
the imagination of the Empire, and the
proud endorsation of Canadians. The de-
'cision looked too momentous for Mr. Borden to make. His natural caution hampered
him. His political traditions led him rather
to the floor of the Legislature, and he
chose—what at any rate appeared to him
—the safer course, of constitutional practice. There are, however, times when precedent-is flung to the winds, but only by
big men. Let us hope that his failure to
recognize that "tide in the affairs of the
men which, taken at the flood, leads on to
fortune" may not land him in the shallows
and miseries of defeat. Canada is still
waiting for a declaration. It is promised
at the ensuing session of Parliament. Its
anticipation has caused a rupture in the
Cabinet, and the view of The Week is that
the longer this announcement is delayed the
greater the danger of permanent disagreement. Too much time has been allowed to
air private grievances and to allow Mr.
Bourassa, who is, above all, a strenuous and
aggressive personage, to get in his deadly
work. It is hard to resist the conclusion
that, in this supreme moment, Mr. Borden
has been too careful where even rashness
would have been pardonable.
MR. PUNCH—The Victoria Colonist
is at its best when discussing
strictly British affairs, and its
writers reach their highest standard when
studying the numerous philosophies of "Mr.
Punch." This is quite easy to understand.
But "Mr. Punch" is an essentially British
production. Just as "John Bull" embodies
the strength, the honesty and the fair dealing which is the ideal of the British people,
so "Mr. Punch" is the embodiment of their
sane, humorous, tolerant view of life.
Now, it is generally admitted that some
people do not readily understand "Mr.
Punch," especially when he makes a joke.
Such people, if they fail to see the point
of the joke, not infrequently tell jokes of
their own under the impression that they
can go the old gentleman one better. His
recent comments on Canada are intended
to be humorous without appearing to be
so; but The Week greatly fears that some
people require a special training if they
are to appreciate their nuances. The verdict
of the Colonist is that all the article is
funny, except one remark, which it thinks
can hardly have been intended to be so.
That remark is that Canada's expansion in
the matter of trade is largely determined
by the fact that it is a British Colony.
Upon this statement—which to the average
but not to the cultured intellect—would appear to. be both simple and explicit—the
Colonist replies: "We do object seriously
to the statement that our trade is hampered in any way by British connection."
Whether' this is intended to be a jeu d'
esprit, of simply an ordinary Colonist joke
is not apparent to the casual observer, and
may not be understood even by "Mr.
CITY FINANCES—There are some
people who maintain that the ostrich
is a wise bird because it buries its
head in the sand when trouble threatens;
yet, even on this subject, there are differences of opinion. If one stops a man on
the street and asks him what the trouble
is with the city finances, if he is a real
estate agent he is bound to say, "Oh, don't
mention it. For goodness' sake, don't say
a word; people might get frightened."
Now, The Week doesn't claim that there
is anything to be frightened about, but it
does claim that the City finances are in a
very bad way. We have borrowed too
much money; we have spent too much
money, and on many things we have spent
more than we should have done. The result is that, like many an unfortunate private individual, we cannot issue even a
small cheque. Contractors whom we have
jumped on for failing to live up to their
contract, are now able to turn round and
say that one reason for this is that they
cannot get what the City owes them and
that they are therefore hampered in their
own financial arrangements; and this is
true of more than one firm of contractors
to whom the City owes large amounts. It
would not be fair to deduce from this that
the City is bankrupt, or that we have not
plenty of security to offer for new loans,
but the condition is discreditable, and is
undoubtedly the result of bad financial management. Some months ago, knowing what
was coming, The Week urged that one of
the large financial companies—such as the
Royal Trust or the National Trust—should
be asked to send an expert accountant, not
to advise on the system of book-keeping—
which after all is a minor matter—but to
advise on the financial position of the City,
and how best to arrange for its future.
This has not been done. Whatever it might
have cost, the money would have been well
spent. It will yet have to be done; and
meanwhile the credit of the City is being
impaired, a circumstance clearly reflected in
the latest offer made for the City bonds.
In respect of civic expenditures on improvements, we have had a short life and a merry
one. It might have been longer if it had
been properly planned. The real estate
men, who have benefited more than anyone else from the boom, should be the last
to deprecate full enquiry. Their true interests, and the true interests of the City,
lie in facing the facts and dealing with them
squarely. If the City fathers do not realize
the necessity for this, is it out of the way
to ask what are the functions of a Board of
Trade, a Progressive Club, or the Citizens'
League, where the material well-being of
the City is at stake ?
gifted lady writer who contributes
those invaluable articles to the
Colonist under the title "Matters of Moment in Women's Realm," has very properly taken Mrs. Pethick-Lawrcncc to task
for gross misrepresentation of conditions
in British Columbia. The fact of the matter is that the Pethick-Lawrences and the
Pankhursts are doing their best to wreck
a movement in which they profess to believe, but which can never be advanced by
the methods they have adopted. Mrs.
Pethick-Lawrence recently visited Victoria.
She received a hearty welcome and hospitable treatment, but she did not receive any
encouragement in her militant propaganda,
either here or elsewhere in the Province;
so she is trying to get even by libelling us.
This is just what might be expected of
people capable of such extravagances as
have characterized Mrs. Pethick-Lawrence
and her co-adjutors. For instance, she says
that British Columbia is no place for
women, regardless of the fact that the men
outnumber the women four to one, and
nearly every woman who comes here gets
married in a short time. It is a matter of
common knowledge that in the most important business of life, scores of English
women who have failed at home, after years
of strenuous effort, have succeeded in British Columbia in a very short time. Their
number is legion, but they shall be nameless. The Colonist writer very truly points
out that, apart from the main business of
life, there are endless openings for women
of ability as teachers, stenographers, dressmakers, milliners, and even in the learned
professions, viz., the law and physic. It is
true that the only women who should not
come to British Columbia are those who are
hampered with false class pride. The only
occupation in which women engage in in the
Old Country, but cannot engage in in British Columbia with any profit to themselves
is that of paid agitators for Woman
Week would like to know why enforcement of certain wise laws should
be spasmodic instead of persistent. There
may be an adequate reason, such for instance as an insufficient number of police;
but this is not a defence, and it is rather
an excuse than a reason. It goes without
saying that a law that is enforced intermittently loses effect, and wrong-doers lose
all respect for it. This accounts for the
fact that much of our police business is
done in raids. We read of a "raid" on
certain houses, and a "raid" on automobiles
and scorchers, and a "raid" on vagrants;
but anyone who studies the course of events
speedily discovers that when one "raid" is
over there is a long interregnum during
which offences may be committed with more
or less impunity. This is especially true
of gaming-houses and reckless chauffeurs.
The Week ventures to call the attention
of the Chief of Police to the fact that recently there have been very few prosecutions for speeding, and this is not because
previous prosecutions have brought about a
reformation in thc habits of speed fiends,
because these gentlemen are as numerous
as ever and even more regardless of the
public safety. If it is not possible to bring
about a steady enforcement of the law,
The Week would respectfully urge, on behalf of inoffensive pedestrians, that another
"raid" might take place.
has repeatedly called attention to the
fact that although the post-office lobby
is locked on Sundays the letter-sorters are
working just the same, and the letters are
put in the boxes. The enforcement of the
present ordinance simply means that in
order to gratify thc scruples of extremists,
the public may not walk into the lobby and
empty their boxes. Reduced to the finest
point, it is that, while it is no sin to put
letters into the box on Sunday, it is a sin
to take them out. Now, the nearest parallel
one can lind to this slate of affairs is in
the case of the parable, told by the Great
Master of all ethics, whether of conduct or
morals, that if an ass fell into a pit on the
Sabbath day, any sane man would pull him
out; which, by the best commentators, has
been interpreted to mean that the Sabbath
was made for man, and not man for the
Sabbath, a principle which is violated by
the enforcement of a decree that is as
illogical as it is inconsistent.
the Vancouver Magistrate, committed
a serious blunder when hc dismissed
the charge against the chauffeur who ran
down and killed a young man on the public
streets recently. So palpable was the error
that the Attorney-General caused the matter to be laid before the Grand Jury, when
the accused was again indicted and a true
bill found. Whatever thc sequel, it is ob-
(Continucd on Page u) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912
Charles Kingsley it was who has
gone down to history as the one man
who recognized t'he value of the
North-east wind, and wrote an ode in
honour. No one who has ever heard
his "Ode to the North-east Wind"
capably sung by a good choir, can fail
to 'have been inspired, whilst t'he good
red blood ran madly through his
veins, as the poet and the composer
together made the audience realise
t'he healing values and t'he strengthening virtues of this tyrant amongst
the winds of heaven. Alas, however,
Kingsley has not managed to convert
the rank and file, and it is pitiful to
hear complaints on all hands, as soon
as ever the warm breezes of summer
leave us and the healthy, germ-frightening gales of the winter months begin to hold their court. Some people
seem to 'have been born for life
amongst the Lotos-eaters, and are
never content unless they can exist in
a balmy atmosphere which stagnates
the blood and robs the body of its
rightful energy.
* *   *
But it has always been surprising to
me that these same folk should have
been found in such large numbers on
the North American continent. One
would have thought that in a country
where the rigours of the winter are
almost a by-word, a race of men and
women would have sprung up to scoff
at cold and rejoice in its presence.
In this case, most certainly, familiarity has not bred contempt, and the
consequence is that it is amongst Canadians and Americans that one finds
the over-heated houses and offices,
the stuffy trains and the over-power-
ingly heavy under-clothes and great
coats. I, also, dread the winter here,
but not for the outside chilliness, but
for the inside sultriness. Rather a
thousand times would I work a little
too cold than a little too hot. And
in Victoria, at all events, there is no
excuse for such over-stoking. We
never get it really cold here—at the
outside a dozen decrees of frost for
a night or so, and this added to the
dampness of the atmosphere makes it
feel more; but that's nothing to complain of, and I note with sadness that,
as time goes on, Englishmen who
have begun, as I am continuing, to
scoff at the thin blood of the men
and women who need such coddling,
gradually slip into the habit themselves, and become the most aggressive champions of steam heat and
similar abominations.
* * ' *
I Shouldn't so much object to
steam-heat in an apartment house or
an office building, if it did what it is
expected to do, viz., allow each occupant to have as much, or as little, as
he desired. In that case there might
be something to be said for it, and
each person could suit his own tastes
and indulge to the free the hearty contempt which he might feel for all and
sundry who did not think as he did.
But my experience of steam-heat, as
usually found out here, is that everyone has to conform to the tastes of
the janitor, who for his part, finds it
best to indulge the fancy of the chilliest mortal in the building. Each
room contains an atrocious looking
thing called a radiator, and according to the circulars and stories told
by the plumbers, you can regulate the
heat by means of the radiator. You
turn a little screw and the heat comes
on, or goes off. I admit that it comes
on, but I contend that it will not go
off. Whichever way you may turn
the screw the heat pours into the
room and leaves the unfortunate occupant at the mercy of Number So-and-
So, who keeps on pleading to the
janitor to "stoke her up a bit more."
* *   *
Have I exaggerated too much? Do
radiators, as a rule, do what they are
intended to do. Is it merely that I
have always been curiously unfortunate in getting into a room with a
faulty one? If so, I apologise to the
inventor of steam-heat for the above;
but I trow not. In any case, it cannot be doubted that the public offices
and apartments are ahvays heated in
accordance with the ideas of t'he janitor, and as in most cases janitors are
old men, in the sere and yellow leaf,
whose blood is running thin and cold,
these places are grossly over-heated.
To me it is a marvel that pneumonia
and kindred diseases are not a veritable plague throughout the length and
breadth of the land, and whilst the
medicos .would wag their heads and
say "germs," I should cry "janitors."
* *   *
I have frequently observed that in
this country of the free, where Jack
excels his master, those little customs
so rigorously enforced in other lands
in order to give everyone a fair
chance, are often conspicuous by their
absence. There is an unwritten law
amongst most white men that in all
cases where a crowd of men and women have to pass before a wicket,
either to pay money, or to receive it,
there shall be a strict observance of
the law of "First come, first served."
Take a theatre queue, or a crowd of
people waiting at a railway station for
their tickets, and this law is kept. I
have noticed on occasions, however,
in the banks of Victoria that this estimable practice is conspicuous by its
absence; ill-conditioned fellows of the
baser sort, even though they may
wear a white, .collar, are inclined to
barge themselves in front of their predecessors, or try and approach the
wicket from the opposite side. And
human nature is generally so prone
to allow itself to be "bluffed" that
the most that happens is a quiet
grumbling amongst the patient multitude. The other day was a busy
one at the City Hall. It was the last
day for the payment of taxes in order
to qualify on the Voters' List and a
long line of working-men assembled
between noon and one o'clock to pay
their money during the lunch hour.
Suddenly, one man carefully skirted
the line and slipped in far ahead of
his place, and got away with it too.
Presently a woman played the same
game, and, not content with this gross
piece of unfair play, started to ask
the over-busy clerk questions. If I
had been in his place I should have
told her to go 'way back and sit down
and come and jabber when I wasn't
so busy. He, however, was probably
cast in a finer mould and answered
her questions, thereby keeping the impatient line waiting longer. His conduct may have been gentlemanly, but
I don't think it was right, under the
circumstances. The two offenders,
however, should certainly have been
* *   *
There is one thing which always
makes me so glad to attend the Annual Meeting of the Navy League, at
the Victoria Theatre. Of course,
there are more things than one which
give me great pleasure, but as the
matter I have in my mind always
occurs at the close of the proceedings, it invariably impresses itself on
me more ancl more. Thc Navy League
meeting is the one ancl only occasion
on which every male head is bare at
the playing of the National Anthem.
The Victoria Theatre audiences are
far better in this respect than they
used to be, and I think that more of
our visitors are beginning to realise
that it is merely a courtesy to follow
the custom of the country in which
they happen to be; but covered heads
are still far too common at the end
of the theatrical performances. No
one, however, attends the Navy
League meeting unless he is so thoroughly impregnated with the right
kind of feeling that he could no more
commit such a "gaucherie" than could
Owner—"How did you come  to puncture
the tyre?"
Chauffeur—"Ran over a milk bottle."
Owner—"Didn't you see it in time?"
Chauffeur—"No;  the kid had it under his
Chatty Artist—I am never happy unless I
am  drawing.
Model—My father was like that, sir.
Chatty Artist—Oh, what was he?
Model—'E kept "The Pig an' Whistle," sir.
The Prisoner—"There goes my hat. Shall
I run after it?"
Policeman Casey—"Phwat? Run away and
never come back again? You stand here,
and I'll run after your hat."
"Are those shoes your best quality?"
"We have only one quality, madame."
"Then why the difference in price? A friend
of  mine  paid   22s.   yesterday,   and  these  are
only  :8s."
"We sell by quantity, madame."
A young matron, upon entering her nursery, found her youngest in tears.
"Why, what's the matter with Tommy?"
she asked the nurse.
"He's mad, mum," explained the nurse,
"because I wouldn't let him go to the Sim-
monses' across the street."
"And why wouldn't you let him go, Norah?"
"Because, mum, they're havin' charades, so
he said, an' I waBn't sure whether he'd had
thim or not."
A well-known comedian met a fellow actor
the other day in Trafalgar Square.
"Hello, Jack I" he said. "Anything to do
this evening?"
"Nothing special," replied the other.
"Well, let's go up to the Hotel Splendid
and hear the newly rich eat soup."
The New Manager (fresh from Scotland,
to head clerk): "Ye did yersel' no harm re-
commendin' that place for lunch. I had a
fine blow oot for tenpence-ha'penny, wi' a
nice young lady to wait on me. And, d'ye
know, I had the luck to find tuppence on
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Telephone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912
"Bought and Paid For"
A play for which great things were
aimed was staged at the Victoria
Theatre   on   Monday   and   Tuesday
ghts. It was entitled "Bought and
Paid For," and as it is an American
ay, of a more or less sensational
aharacter, by an American playwright,
is not surprising to learn that it
has been better presented or better
played, but, all the same, "Bought and
Paid For" would hardly 'have passed
a critical censor without the second
act being trimmed.
The Princess  Theatre
"The Two Orphans" at the Princess
Theatre this week is giving more than
usual  satisfaction.    This    is    due no
Who will appear al the Victoria Theatre on Friday, November 8th
d a long run in New York.   The
ct  that  it  was   well   staged,   well
ounted,  and,  on  the  whole,  excel-
:ntly well played, rendered it success-
1 here.   The worst that can be said
Against it is that the  second  act is
eoidedly     objectionable,     and,     in
aces, more than risque—indeed, I do
iOt remember having witnessed allying more  unpleasant on the  stage
or many years.   The picture of an
ltelligent,    educated    and    normally
ntlemanly husband importuning his
fe whilst in a drunken state, and
ally bursting   open   her bedroom
oor, in   full  view   of  the  audience,
one  not  calculated*  to  raise   the
loral tone  of any play, and comes
angerously near to indecency; it left
nasty taste in the mouth.    This is
e fault of the playwright;   the ac-
_rs  made the  best of the  situation
did  nothing    to    accentuate  its
orst features.   So far as the acting
concerned, the honours were cared off by Mr.  Geo. D.  McQuarrie,
ho again demonstrated that, in cer-
in parts, he is a strong, capable ac-
His  elocution  is   a  treat,  and
erything he does is thoroughly fin-
hed.   Miss Marolda, who played the
fe, looked pretty, but her work was
cidedly inferior to that of the star.
e play is well balanced, and per-
ps to that owes its success, for the
medy parts are splendidly written
could hardly  be  better   played.
Robert J.  Cavanaugh as James
Iley, and Miss Josephine Drake as
nny Blaine, could    hardly   be ex-
ed   as    fun-makers;    indeed   the
hole   philosophy   of   the   play   is
rapped up in the lines written for
Iley, who is a sort of adult Chim-
: Fadden.   Of the plays heretofore
n in Victoria this season, not one
doubt to the specially fine scenery,
and the extremely handsome costumes. In addition to these the story
is most interesting, and, as usual
with the William Co., all of the parts
are well and conscientiously played.
Next week the offering will be the
ever popular play, "The Little Minister," which was made famous by
Maude Adams. It is a story of Scotch
life, and is full of character types.
Some of *flhe scenes are very exciting, and there is a beautiful little love
story running all through it. There
is considerable comedy in it although
at times the dramatic action is unusually strong. It requires the full
strength of the company and many
special scenic effects. "The Little
Minister is the first Scotch play presented by the company and should
prove of more than usual interest. It
will run all week, Wednesday and
Saturday matinees.
The Empress Theatre
The big attraction at the local
vaudeville house this week has been
the man-monkey, "Prince Floro." He
so nearly approaches the human in
many ways that the description of
man-monkey is not amiss, and he is
certainly a most accomplished animal.
A good turn is being contributed by
the McGinnis Brothers who show
some new steps in the dancing line
and combine the comic with the
serious in a remarkable degree. Fred
Norton is described as a versatile
vaudevillian, and the title suits him
whilst "Marseilles" as an equilibrist
comes as near being a piece of human
wire as it is possible to conceive.
The Majestic Theatre
"The Minister and the Outlaw" was
the title of a thrilling drama told in
picture   story  at   the  Majestic   this
week, when, amidst a typical western
atmosphere, a detective yarn of more
than usual interest was unfolded.
"The Judgment of the Sea," a smuggling tale, was another of the features
to be seen at the Yates Street house
and evoked much interest.
Romano's Theatre
"The Gypsy Spy" was one of the
best two-reel pictures that has ever
been shown in Victoria. This film
came from the Italian firm trading as
the "Miilano" and Was specially translated for English speaking countries.
It was a veritable illustrated story
after the style of the delightful romances of William Le Queux.
The Crystal Theatre
Sain Rowly is a little man, but he
has a big voice and scored this week
at the Crystal, where his vocal attainments necessitated his making frequent appearances in front of the curtain. Good old John Bunny, the universal favourite amongst the Vita-
graph company, was to the fore this
week again in a comedy of the most
amusing class. Amateurs still continue to make the Crystal Theatre
their headquarters on Wednesday
evenings, and this week there were
some exceptionally talented performers to be seen and heard*.
Another Cohan and Harris
Few plays have come to Victoria
so wreathed in the smiles of popular
and critical approval as Augustin
MacHugh's sensational success, "Officer 666," which Messrs. Cohan and
Harris, the producers, will bring to
Victoria Theatre on Monday, November 4th.
Both in New York and Chicago
this fresh, delightfully interesting
comedy of heart throbs and laughter
made immediate captives of press and
public, and its advent in this city Will
undoubtedly prove one of the most
enjoyable events of the season. The
story of "Officer 666" is interesting, in
that the tale carries with it one of
the oldest and safest farce situations
in stageland—that of the clever im-
poster suddenly confronted by the
man whose name and identity he has
assumed. It is as old as Platus and
as young as Augustin MacHugh, the
author of "Officer 666." On this inexhaustible situation Mr. MacHugh
has built as lively and ingenious a
farce as has ever been written by an
American author. In fact, for sheer
ingenuity  and rapid   action,  "Officer
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most Comfortable Vaudeville and
Picture Theatre in the City.
Two Acts of Vaudeville, 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 37,000 cubic feet of air every
five minutes, insuring you fresh and cool air.
Hours:  Pictures from 1.30 to 5.30 and 6.30 to 11.00.
Vaudeville, 3.00 to 4.00 and 7.00 to 11.00.
Victoria Theatre, Monday, Dec. 2nd
ARTHUR      Assisted    ANDRE
The World's Greatest
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Prices - $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, Box Seats, $2.50.     Mail Orders will
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Princess Theatre
For-mrl-/A.O.U.W. Hill
Cor. Yates & Blanchard Sts.
The Williams StockCo.
Will Present
"The Little Minister"
(By J. M. Barrie)
Prices 10c, 20c and 30c
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
ioc and 20c
Curtain, 8.30 p.m. Matinees, 2.45
Reserved   Seats   on   sale   at   Dean   _
Hiscock's, cor. Broad and Yates Sts.
November 7th, 8.15 p.m.
Special Engagement
Mme. Harriet Labadie
Will Interpret Jose Echegaray's
Powerful Play
"The Great Galeoto"
In aid of the Woman's Auxiliary
Provin-cial Royal Jubilee
Prices $2.00, $1.50, $1.00
Reserved     Seat    Plan    opens
October 4th
Carriages—10.15 p.m.
Note—Patrons   are   requested
to toe in their seats at the time
advertised.    Late   arrivals   will
not be seated until after Act I.
Scene from "Officer 666," at the Victoria
Theatre, Monday, November 4th.
666" has no equal. Of course, such a
situation naturally tends toward melodrama as well as farce. Right in the
midst of the laughter there are moments so exciting that the spectator
almost loses his sense of humour and
begins to take the play seriously. All
of which is no mean skill. The hardest thing in the world to write is a
farce, and tiie man who can write a
good one    is    entitled    to unlimited
"Sheehan  English Opera Company"
The Sheehan English Opera Company will return to the Victoria
Theatre for a speoial engagement of
two days, commencing Tuesday, November 5th, presenting "Martha" for
the opening performance, and "The
Chimes of Normandy" on Wednesday
This season thc Sheehan organization is travelling from coast to coast
giving performances everywhere in
English. It presents complete opera,
and one may get the whole story and
understand it when listening to a
Sheehan performance. The operatic
medley abomination has been put to
flight, and the education of the people
to the beauties of opera has gone
forward rapidly.
In addition to the great tenor himself the company includes the foremost operatic stars in English language, and chorus, the equal of which
has never been heard, and a splendid
orchestra-making an ensemble of one
hundred people with its double cast
of principals.
The demand for scats for this special engagement will be unusually
large on account of the popularity of
both opera and organization. Mail
orders and seat reservations will be
received at the Victoria Theatre.
Week Commencing November 4th
Three  Times  Daily—3.00 p.m.,
7.30 p.m., 9.00 p.m.
The Initial Tour of
In a Series of Athletic
(Introducing the Flawless Comedian
and "Original Rastus," Dan Avery)
in "The Night Porter"
World's  Premier Roller  Skaters
The Premier Xylophonist
In Classic and Popular Selections
A Delightful Mixed Quartette
Dore Lyon's
In a Character Song Revue
Victoria Theatre
Messrs. Cohan and Harris
"Officer 666"
A Melodramatic Farce
By Augustin MacHugh
Prices—50c to $1.50
Seats now on Sale. Curtain 8.30
Victoria Theatre
November sth and 6th
English Opera
America's  Famous  Singing
60—Trained Chorus Voices—60
20—Special Orchestra—20
Seat   Sale   Saturday,   November   2nd
Prices—50c to $2.00 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912
The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
The Romance
of The North
By Bohemian
When the C. P. R. was built from
Winnipeg to Calgary it was considered that it bisected the zone of
prairie wheat land which possibly extended from 50 to 100 miles north and
parallel with the railway. In those
days few men dreamt of anything beyond that except a far stretching
frozen lonely country inhabited by
Indians, trappers and Eskimo, with a
few Hudson's Bay employees dotted
about at the various factories of that
pioneer company. This was in 1880;
fifteen years later an isolated branch
line ran from Calgary to Edmonton,
it would probably not have been built
but for the fame of the latter place
as a long established Hudson's Bay
fort. For many years the railway did
not pay, and it is much less than ten
since its rumoured sale for the
modest sum of $2,000,000 or thereabouts excited general surprise.
Up to 1897 this and a few lines running from Manitoba to the North, and
only a short distance at that, were
the only branches Which had begun
to feel their way into the desolate
north-land. Today there is a network of railways covering the prairies
over an area bounded by the International boundary on the south, Edmonton and Prince Albert in the
north, the Rockies in the west, and
an imaginary line drawn from Port
Arthur northwesterly to latitude 54 on
the east.
In addition a railway has been built
to Athabasca Landing, two railways
through the Yellowhead Pass, and
the G. T. P. and the C. N. R. are
running a through service from east
to west of the area indicated.
And now the cry is "Further
North" and however far north one
goes, wealth of forest, field or mine
is being discovered. So that just as
surely as tbe development of the last
15 years has moved its zone 200 miles
north, the development of the next 15
will move it at least another 200 miles
and the zone will extend all across
the middle west from the Rockies to
Hudson's Bay.
The section of this extension about
which most is known and which is attracting the greatest attention, lies
north and west of Edmonton. This
development is brought about mainly
by the race between t'he transcontinental railways to British Columbia,
although perhaps almost as much by
tbe race to get into the Peace River
country. It is contributed to incidentally and in no small degree by
the mineral wealth known to exist
along the Athabasca River, the Great
Slave Lake, ancl still further north
along the Mackenzie. Not the least
important of these indications arc the
tar sands giving evidence of oil,
which arc found on the banks of the
Athabasca River from Fort McMurray northwards.
In this section six or seven companies are boring for oil, and as they
are in thc zone which stretches from
the Flathead country in the south
through Medicine Hat, and across the
country some fifty miles east of Edmonton right up to the Athabasca, it
may be taken for granted that oil will
he found, to say nothing of natural
Dealing with this section of the
country one can only say that the discoveries of mineral have been remarkable, not only precious metals,
hut precious stones in abundance have
been found on the Athabasca and
Slave   Rivers,   though    perhaps   the |
greatest natural wealth of all in that
section will be the fisheries of Lake
This is a magnificent sheet of water,
teeming with whitefish of a quality
equal to those which have rendered
Lake Winnipeg so famous. The Hudson's Bay residents at Fort Chippe-
wayan, which is at the west end of
the lake, are enthusiastic about it and
believe it is the greatest lake in the
Following the Slave river to Vermilion one comes to another Hudson's
Bay fort more than 300 miles north
of Edmonton. Here the land is just
as productive as along the banks of
the Saskatchewan, and a recent visitor
told the writer that he had eaten the
finest vegetables, cucumbers and
vegetable marrows grown in the open
To reach Vermilion today is not
an easy task, the passage can be made
from Athabasca Landing by water on
the Athabasca and Slave Rivers, but
there are rapids which cannot be
forded, and there is no certainty of
being able to purchase supplies on
the way. People who made the trip
last summer fended for themselves,
took t'heir own boats, built their own
rafts, and carried their own supplies
with them. They reached Vermilion
in safety, returning by way of Peace
River Crossing, Grande Prairie, and
Athabasca Landing, to Edmonton,
They started their trip on the 24th of
May and got back the last week in
From a point near Vermilion,
where the Slave River empties into
the mighty Mackenzie, one strikes
thai greatest of rivers, which, having received the -contributions of
thousands of smaller streams, and the
waters otf the Peace, the Slave and
the Athabasca Rivers, flows on like
another St. Lawrence for more than
1,Soo miles, passing through the most
northerly Indian settlements in the
world, through Eskimo lands, and
emptying itself finally into the Arctic
It reads like a fairy tale to the outside world to know that having
struggled by canoe and raft to reach
the Mackenzie, after a trip of more
than 500 rriles from Edmonton, one
can embark on a large river steamer
as commodious and luxurious as those
whieh ply on the Kootenay or Arrow
Lakes, and sail along the Mackenzie
for i,5yo miles, crossing the Arctic
circle, and stopping only when the
great delta is reached.
Of the riches of the Mackenzie
River country I need not speak, its
sands are golden, and remote as it is
from civilization, it 'has already
yielded sufficient of its riohes to set
men longing for the day when railway transportation will make it possible to exploit it.
Turning our attention to the northwest section of the country above
Edmonton we find wonderful development.
Athabasca Landing is destined to
be the site of a great city. I have
ascertained, not through real estate
agents, that lots have sold there recently as high as $15,000 for two adjoining lots of 50 feet frontage each.
I know a young man who left a store
in Edmonton two years ago with a
capital of less than $1,000, who is
today worth more than $100,000, all
made out of real estate in Athabasca
Lots in Fort McMurray have sold
as high as $5,000 each, further west
lots in Dunvegan have realized even
higher prices, and the excitement has
reached Peace River Crossing, where
figures have gone as high as $7,000
and $8,000. Yet in none of these
places today are there more than a
few hundred people. You may call it
speculation or investment, whichever
you like; I call it optimism, and good
judgment. It is taking time by the
forelock and intelligently anticipating
a northerly extension of the boundaries of productive Canada.
And what about the Peace River
country? I havc heard many stories
during the last 15 years. The late
W. W. Ogilvie, the founder of the
Ogilvie Milling Co., than whom there
was no higher authority, once told
me that the best samples of wheat he
had ever seen, came from the Peace
River country. I know now from the
evidence of those who have travelled
through that section, that the climate
is milder, the soil richer, and the fertility greater, than that of any district in Canada, lying between the
Rockies and Hudson's  Bay.
The railways are heading for the
Peace River country; they are heading there from at least half a dozen
different directions, but who knows
that already a great farming community numbering over 2,000, has been
established in that section of country somewhat south of ■ the Peace
River, at Grand Prairie? These
people are nearly all Americans, who
knew a good thing when they found
it, and as far as they could kept the
information to themselves. Their
land's are being cleared and cultivated,
and when they get a railway, which
cannot be long, the outside world
will know that mixed farming of
every Wind as well as grain growing,
will characterize the Peace River
From Peace River Crossing with
the exception of some rapids about
100 miles north-west, the river is
navigable for large craft to the point
where it flows into the Mackenzie.
The section of country that I have
been discussing is a wonderful network of waterways, which only needs
to be supplemented by railways as
connecting links to furnish one of the
most marvellous and economic transportation systems of the world.
Let us talk no more of the Frozen
North. As a barrier it continually recedes; nature has interposed many
difficulties against the advance of man,
but when engineering science has said
its last word the limit of man's activities in the north imay not even be
bounded by the Arctic circle.
The Navy League Meeting
The Most Striking Feature of which was a
Historic Letter from Chief
Justice Hunter
The largest, most enthusiastic, and
most unanimous meeting the Navy
League ever held in British Columbia
took place in the Victoria Theatre on
Wednesday night. Circumstances
conspired to render it a specially interesting occasion. First of all, there
was an official communication from
the Premier of the Dominion. Then,
there was what may fairly be called
a historic letter from our greatly respected Chief Justice. Mr. Gordon
Hunter; and, what accounted in no
small degree for the feeling displayed, was the fact that over the whole
gathering hung an atmosphere pregnant with anticipation of some decisive step shortly to be announced
in the Canadian Parliament which
would give fruition to the many years
of toil which stand to the record of
the Navy League.
In connection with Navy League
work, everything is a means to an
end. The organization stands for unselfish, unpartizan, patriotic effort.
Men of all classes, all parties, and all
beliefs rally round it because it stands
for "the Flag and the Empire."
Nothing else could unite them in
common effort. No sooner do they
leave this subject than they fly as
far asunder as the poles, and, figuratively speaking, fight each other
tooth and nail; but at the sound of
the tocsin of "Trafalgar" they drop
their weapons and stand shoulder to
shoulder in a common and unifying
The Cause and the Leader
No cause can succeed without a
leader, and it is fair to say that all
the credit of strenuous, devoted, and,
let us now hope, successful leadership
in this matter, belongs to Mr. Clive
Phillips-Wolley. He has given unstintedly of time, money and of his
great natural ability to further the
cause he has at heart, and whatever
the result may be, it is something
that the public has at last come to
recognize his true status as an Empire-builder, and that the Premier of
the Dominion and of the Province
have voiced their recognition.
But Mr. Wolley has not worked
alone. He has always been surrounded by a band of zealots who have
made up in enthusiasm and devotion
what they have lacked in numbers,
and to them also some recognition is
due now that the goal appears to
loom on the horizon.
Features of the Meeting
Of the meeting itself, it is possible
to speak only in superlative ternis.
Mr. Wolley, who presided, delivered
one of his best speeches, devoted
mainly to showing the seriousness of
the German menace, and urging this
as the critical feature of a great
Imperial emergency. He quoted extensively from Admiralty statistics, in
order to show the proportions of the
various fleets, a task in which he was
greatly assisted by a very fine diagram prepared by Mr. J. Monckton
Case, and stretched across the back
of the stage.
The diagram showed the population   of  the  various   sections   of  thc
British Empire, the total cost of Imperial Naval defence, the value of the
trade to be protected, and the contribution of each section of the Empire
towards that protection. The point
of this array of figures is that, whereas Canada's proportion as compared
with the Motherland should be a per
capita contribution of $3.47, it actually amounts to 20 cents. In round
figures, on the basis of the trade protected, Canada should pay $25,000,-
000 per annum.
The letter from Mr. R. L. Borden
to the Navy League does not impress
The Week as much as it impressed
the President. It is addressed to him
personally, and the whole letter is
written in a personal key, which to
some extent would appear to deprive
it of official weight. It is rather an
acknowledgment of Mr. Wolley's services than of those of the Navy
League—a circumstance of which the
President was fully cognizant and
which he somewhat deprecated in his
Viewed in this light, it is hardly
possible to take as much encouragement out of it as Mr. Wolley seems
to think. He laid great emphasis on
the concluding sentence, and construed it into a definite statement that
when the Navy policy comes to be
announced, it will be found to comply
with the various resolutions of the
Navy League that have from time to
time been forwarded to Ottawa. Now,
the sentence reads as follows: "You
have good reason to believe that
your labours have not been in vain."
It would seem to The Week that this
is a very vague and general indication
that something will result from the
labours of Mr. Wolley, but it is a
long way from committing Mr. Borden to any definite compliance with
the specific requests of the Navy
League; and it is possible that, if
that meaning is read into it, there
may be a disappointment in store;
for so far Mr. Borden has certainly
not shown any haste in approaching
a solution of the great problem that
confronts him. The whole of the letter follows:
"Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 5, 1912.
"My Dear Wolley,—Not only the
people of the Mother Country, but
those of all the self-governing Dominions, are impressed at this juncture
with the supreme importance of the
defence of our empire's interests upon the great highways of the ocean.
In Canada, no one has been more
gravely conscious of this than you
and no one has done more to impress
this truth upon the people. In the
east as well as in the west we recognize with admiration your zealous
and indefatigable efforts in this cause;
and you have good reason to believe
that your labours have not been in
"Yours faithfully,
"(Signed)      R. L BORDEN."
Chief Justice's Letter
The letter of Chief Justice Hunter
is far more satisfactory. It is the
outspoken opinion of a man of great
intelligence and erudition, who looks
beneath the surface and touches the
fundamentals of an Imperial question.
The concluding paragraph of his let
ter will not only be read by everyone,
but might well form a complementary
motto to the immortal signal of the
hero of Trafalgar. It is an amplification of the call that "England expects
that every man will do his duty."
Needless to say, such a letter from
such a man was received with the
utmost enthusiasm, and if it had beet?
possible for the Chief Justice to have
been upon the platform he would have
received an ovation rarely offered to
a public man.
"Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 29, 1912.
"Capt. Clive Phillips-Wolley:
"Dear Sir,—You have done me the
honour to request my views on the
navy question to be read at the ensuing meeting to be held under the
auspices of the Navy League at Victoria, in view of the impending session of parliament.
"The question naturally resolves it
self into two parts, namely: First
the question as to the best permanen
policy to be pursued; and, second, tht
emergency question.
"As to the first question, it is one ol
fact; and one which, in my opinion, il
outside the pale of legitimate parti
politics. If the Imperial Governmerf
has advised the Canadian Governmeri
that an emergency exists, whid
sooner or later is likely to ripen intj
a crisis, then that ought, I think, tj
be sufficient for the people of Canadl
and the question ought to be a]
proached, not in the spirit of ho
little we can contribute in order
avoid the charge of being a niggarj
ly or penurious people, not even
that of how much we can afford,
rather in that of how much is necJ
sary to ensure an Imperial victory [
the event of conflict.
"There   are   those,   doubtless*,   wl
will maintain that it is wrong eithl
to make war or to make preparatif
for war.   If that were true, then ol
ancestors were wrong, when, Protes]
ant and Catholic alike, they united
repel the invasion   of   the   ArmaJ
and   to   keep   the   Spanish   dungecT
out of England,   and   were equal|
wrong when they upheld the flag
freedom againset the Corsican desp|
at Trafalgar and Waterloo.
"If as a people we are not willinl
to the utmost of our power, to sui
port the emblem which commands tl
respect of the world, and guarantel
freedom and justice wherever it flif
but are ready to haggle over the pe|
formance of our manifest duty and
debate the worth to ourselves of tl
maintenance and defence of Britil
institutions, then we should deseri
to vanish from history as the degel
erate sons of the Mother of Libert|
"Faithfully yours,       -**
Tremendous applause followed, M|
Wooley having drawn  particular.
tention to the concluding paragrap|
Continuing, he said:
The Chairman's Speech
This, ladies and gentlemen, is nc
as you are aware, the anniversary <
Trafalgar, but though reasons whit
seemed to us sufficient, compelled th
Navy League to keep our annui
celebration later than we generall
do, I think the change has in it
happy augury.
The Battle of Trafalgar was ove
on the 30th, 1805, and our battle
the interest of an imperial navy is,
think, practically over on October 31
1912. In 1805 it only remained t
hand over Nelson's prizes to Gre;
Britain; in 1912 it remains only for v
to hand over our prizes to tl
Let me read you a letter from oi
Premier, Mr. Robert L. Borden,
regret my own name is so prominei
in it, but hc speaks of me only as tl
nominal leader of a movement
which you have all had your share.
(Continued on Page 9)
At the Victoria Book and Stationery Co., 1004 Government
St., Victoria, B.C.:
• "Selmin of Selmingfold," by
Bertram Mitford.   $1.25.
"The Master of the Oakes,"
by Caroline Abbott Stanley.
"Torchy," by Sewell Ford.
"The Red Button," by Will
Irwin.   $1.50.
"The Plunderer," by Roy
Norton.   $1.50. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912
October 23 to 30
October 23—
F. F. Hedges—Third St.—Dwelling  $2,000
Mrs. A. Eiddell—Cook St.—Garage   2S0
British Can. Home Builders—Avebury St.—Dwelling  3,000
October 24—
W. Warburton—Beech St.—Dwelling   2,600
F. & J. Eilers—Edgewood St.—Dwelling  2,000
P. Dressier—Oakland Ave.—Woodshed  150
W. C. Van Munster—Oliver St.—Dwelling   2,500
W. M. Ross*—Styles Ave.—Dwelling  5,000
Mrs. Dove—Crescent St.—Kitchen  150
'ctober 25—
Moore & Whittington—Richardson St.—Dwelling  6,000
J. P. Smith—Queens Ave.—Garage   150
ctober 26—
Ward Investment Co.—McKenzie St.—Dwelling  3,500
Wightman & Gabbernot—Dallas Road—Flats  5,000
ober 29—
F. Stubbs—Prior St.—Stable   250
R. H. King—Fernwood Road—Dwelling   2,000
H. M. Cowper—Joseph St.—Dwelling  2,300
W. F. Drysdale—May St.—Dwelling  6,500
Mr. Boulton—Hilda St.—Dwelling   4,500
R. Erskine—Lionel St.—Temp. Dwelling  250
G. A. Kennedy—Cecilia—Dwelling ...  350
Peden Bros.—Government St.—New Front  1,200
)ctober 30—
F. Perry—Rudlin Ave.—Dwelling   5,000
F. Perry—Rudlin Ave.—Addition  300
Geo. Mellor—Oxford St.—Garage .,  150
P. R. Brown—Fort St.—Alt. and Add  3,000
Bid. & Finance—Joseph St.—Dwelling  3,500
(By Fred. W. Field)
Trade With Australia and the Orient
We may reasonably hope for an expansion of our trade with other
ountries as a result of the opening of the Canal.   Already negotiations
re proceeding between representatives of the Canadian and Australian
overntnents for the drafting of a trade agreement which will be
riutually beneficial.   Australia has a promising commercial  future.
)espite a comparatively small population, it has a large average trade
er capita, estimated at one hundred times that of the Chinese people,
'he country is rich in natural resources and in British energy for their
evelopment.   This results in a high standard of living, a satisfactory
iverage per capita wealth, and the importation of considerable manufactures.   The Canal will place our Atlantic ports approximately 3,000
miles nearer Sydney than is the voyage by way of the Cape of Good
Hope.   The Canal will also bring our ports much nearer to New
Zealand than they are by the Good Hope and Australia route.
Our trade with Australia and New Zealand has expanded fairly
rapidly during the past few years. Our imports from Australia have
ncreased from $153,000 in 1902 to $512,000 in 1911. Canadian exports
o that country have changed from $2,586,000 in the former year to
13,925,000 in the latter year, only a small proportion being foreign pro-
luce. Imports of metals, minerals and their manufactures from Aus-
iralia last year were valued at $71,411; hides and skins, $26,740;
bnned meats, poultry and game, $19,705; fresh mutton and lamb,
5122,513; other meats, $7,235; imports of wool and their manufac-
.ures, $99,623. We also imported butter valued at $97,917. Some of
ihese figures are striking indications of the growing strength of the
lemand of the home market. Our principal exports in 1911 to Aus-
ralia may be tabulated as follows:—
Automobiles and carriages $ 325,173
Clothing        39,805
Coal, coke, etc      153,172
Drugs, dyes, etc       96,547
Fish      409,502
Gutta percha and manufactures       45,023
Metals, minerals and manufactures  1,545,305
Musical instruments        25,709
Paper      435,392
i Wood and manufactures     678,053
We also export to Australia smaller quantities of books, bread-
;tuffs, cotton, cotton manufactures, fruits, oils, paints, silk manufac-
ures, spirits, wines, and vegetables.
! Trade with New Zealand—Our imports from New Zealand in
1902 were valued at $4,180 and in 1911, $913,608. Canadian exports
;o that country in the former year were $353,693 and in the latter year,
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Fruits   115,735
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Tea   759,568
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Charlotte Bronte's Birthplace and the
Written Specially for The Week by J. Arthur Hill
Thornton, England
A prophet is not without honour,
save in his own country and among
his own folk. I regiret to say that
[ t'he copy of Mr. Shorter's "Charlotte
Bronte and Her Circle," which is in
the Free Library of the village of
Charlotte's birth, has been borrowed
exactly four times during the last six
Of   those   four   righteous   men—if
Ithey all are men, which I doubt—I
rejoice to say that 1 am one. I glory
in the genius and the fame of our
jfreat novelist, though presumptuous
mougli to consider Swinburne's
>raises overdone; for it is a rash
|thing to place Charlotte Bronte above
3cott, Thackeray, and Meredith, even
If she is admitted to be above George
Shot,—as far above her in depth and
(oWer, as she is below her in intellect
nd learning.   But,—such is the weak-
ess of the   human   soul—I confess
lat  my feeling  for  the   Brontes  is
llmost as much a matter of patriot-
m as of admiration for their genius,
have lived in Thornton most of my
:e.   My maternal grandparents were
aworth  people,   and  knew  all  the
rontes;    though  able   to   say   little
lout them except that they sat very
imure and prim in church—probably
lith thoughts wandering far from the
leverend Patrick's exhortations—and
lat they "kept themselves very much
_  themselves."    The said Reverend
'atr'ick   baptised    my    mother    and
unt;  and a great-uncle of mine fre-
uently escorted Emily and Charlotte
ome from Keighley, when they had
een to a winter evening lecture—and
ot pulled up very imperiously, as he
ften used to remark, if he walked
so fast.   That is the extent of my
laim to personal relationship with the
(imous sisters.    Little enough, in all
mscience;    yet   enough   to   keep  a
:rtain sentimental interest alive, even
one is half ashamed of its (at least
lartial) source.   The genius shown in
jVuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Shirty, Villette, is great.    But should I
lee it so clearly if they had not been
Iritten by two Haworth girls, who
rer.   born   in   Thornton?   Perhaps
lot.   I am aware that this looks like
confession of at least partial incapacity to estimate genius on its own
nerits.   Well,   did   not   the   whole
froup of Elizabethan writers fail to
ecognize   the   greatness   of   Shakes-
leare?    Even   Jonson    and    Milton
howed   no   adequate   perception,   in
:uch references as they made.   I al-
vays  take   cover with  these  Eliza-
>ethans, when accused of insufficient
Enthusiasm   for   anybody.   I am   in
Itjood company, even if I am wrong
as  critic.
But at present I am concerned with
Criticising   the    Bronte    biographers
father than  the  Brontes  themselves,
laving a kind of local and personal
[nterest in the subject,  I  have read,
ind recently re-read,  all- the  books
Jealing   with   the   Bronte   homeland.
_,ike   everything   human,   they   are
rood,   bad,   and   indifferent;    though
perhaps   the   only really  bad  one—
Pad in its utter mistakenness and un-
reracity—is   the  well-known  blunder
ibout the Brontes in Ireland.     But
sven in the good and the indifferent
jines there are serious blemishes, particularly from a Thortonian point of
"Haworth," says Mr. Birrell in his
Life of Charlotte Bronte," "has been
■ver-described."   It has; and not always very accurately.    For example,
Ar. Edmund Gosse, for whose writ-
hgs I have usually the profoundest
.'dmirat'ion,  locates Haworth  on  the
Yorkshire Wolds.    (But perhaps he
ead   the   proofs   of  his   History   of
Modern    English    Literature    in    a
lurry,  for he refers therein to Car-
pde's Past and Future!) Anyhow, de-
jcriptions,   true   and   untrue,   have
jiade Haworth into a Mecca.   Visiters, chiefly from America, still swarm
ip its one steep street, though not at
lhe once-recorded rate of ten thous-
E-nd per    annum.   They    sit around,
(realizing the atmosphere," with Shirley and Wuthering Heights on lap.
They sit around, on the quiet uncomplaining moors, or in Branwell's chair
at the Black Bull, reading out bits
of dialect with an accent which makes
the said dialect sound wondrous foreign to a Yorkshire ear. If they
come from New England, and are
consequently of Calvinist ancestry
(though possessing a sense of humour
which those ancestors would have deprecated) they read out that beautiful (bit of old-Joseph's, that "all
warks togither for gooid to them as is
chozzen, and piked out fro' th' rub-
hidge." (But to feel the full savour
of that phrase "piked out," one has
to be a native of these parts, and
familiar with the folk-speech. "Piked"
means much more than "picked." It
has subtle shades and connotations
which I should despair of rendering
in English. Like Gemutlichkeit, it
is untranslatable.) Yes, the visitors
wander ahout Haworth, but they do
not come lo Thornton. They have
read the biographies, and they know
that Thornton is a negligeahle quantity. If they do happen to come, their
visit is a mere afternoon call; they
go to Charlotte's birthplace in Market Street, gaze half in awe and half
in contempt (for a butcher's shop is
now built out from the east room),
rush inside and gallop round, sometimes courteous to the tolerant occupants and sometimes not—and depart
unimpressed, vociferating disappointment. Haworth is a moorland village,
and moorland usually does impress
both town-dweller and lowland countryman. Thornton is a mile and a
half east of Thornton Moor, and a
few hundred feet below the level of
the ling. It is therefore uninteresting
—merely a collection of houses on a
hill-slide, in an agricultural district
which yet is not far enough from the
chimneys of Bradford to have pure
country air.
The biographers, I say, are chiefly
to blame. They have looked in on
us, gone home to their desks, and dismissed us with a paragraph. Even
Mrs. Gaskell does it—the conscientious Mrs. Gaskell, who got into
trouble by her extreme frankness
concerning Mr. Bronte, and by her
faithful -dealing with the original of
Jane Eyre's Mr. Brocklehurst and
with the lady concerning whom
Branlwell made his scurrilous allegations. Mrs. Gaskell did her best: "I
did so try to tell the truth * * * I
weighed every lire with my whole
cower and heart"—she pathetically
remarked, afterwards. Yet she was
led astray by a dismissed servant's
stories of Mr. Bronte's temper, and
she allowed her imagination (she was
a woman and a novelist) to warp her
judgment in t'he matter of Branwell's
alleged love affair. Women are lenient to the man, and often merciless
to the woman; it was natural, though
unfortunate, that she should too readily accept Branwell's own story,
which a careful weighing of the evidence would have shown to be at
least in great measure false. Mrs.
Gaskell said too much about all these
people. She ought to have said less
about them, and, perhaps, more about
Thornton. For scenery cannot
threaten actions for libel, or compel
apologies in the Times, as did the
people about whom she wrote.
Mrs. Gaskell dismisses its, not with
a paragraph, but almost with a line.
"The neighbourhood is desolate and
wild; great tracts of bleak land, enclosed by stone dykes, sweeping up
Clayton heights." That is about all;
and undoubtedly it does sound unattractive. But audi alteram partem:
look on this picture and on that.
Says the good Mr. Leyland, in "The
Bronte Family," "Thornton is beautifully situated on the northern slope
of a valley, and green and fertile pastures spread over the adjacent hills;
and wooded dells with shady walks
beautify and enrich the district."
While modestly admitting that Mr.
Leyland must have been in a benevo-
ent mood when he wrote that eulogy,
I nevertheless contend that Mrs. Gaskell erred on the side of inapprecia-
tion. Probably she "called in" at unseasonable times, or in bad weather.
Thornton is nothing to rave  about,
on a grey day; though, even then,
the view of the mighty hill-slope on
tlhe other side of the valley, running
east and west for many miles, at elevations varying up to 1,350 feet, has
been enough to keep a London friend
of mine standing at gaze in one of the
front windows on a cold February
day, ignoring my invitation to come
and warm his toes at the fire. The
prospect, though bleak at such times,
is impressive by its bigness. There
is nothing cramped about it. One
can breathe. I was once in a London
nursing home for three months,
through a hot summer; and to get
back to these breezy hill-sides was
Paradise after Inferno. Compared
with the bustle, dust and din "where
the long street roars," the quiet
sweetness of open country is myrrh
and hyssop to the bruised nerves and
spirit. Yes, even in grey weather, as
seen by Mrs. Gaskell, the landscape
is 'beautiful and health-giving, if given
the attention it deserves.
But, at other times, its beauty is
undeniable. In Spring, when the
grass is fresh and green, or in summer after mowing-time, when the
newly harvested fields show golden
against the 'sober green of the pasture land—at these seasons our great
hill-slopes are a sight to arrest any
seeing eye. But the best phase of
all, is—I admit—not a frequent one.
Mrs. Gaskell evidently never saw it,
nor any of the other biographers. It
is entirely dependent on the weather.
I have lived in Thornton for thirty-
,three years, thirteen of them in a
house whose windows look out over
these "great tracts" of land; and I
.know the prospect in all its moods,
from smile of summer noon, with
dazzling cumuli piled high, like Swiss
Oberlands, above the hill-top horizon,
to the heavy menace of imminent
storm, when the wide slopes show
dim through the murky air, and the
cloud-edges smoulder coppery and
livid as the battlements of Dis, while
the very birds are hushed, awaiting
the opening roar of "heaven's dread
artillery." But the most beautiful
phase, I say, is on a March or October day of clear air but of heavy,
scudding cloud-wrack, driven, by a
wild Nor'-wester from the heights of
Thornton Moor. Through moment
ary rifts in these dark masses of billowing vapour, the sunbeams strike
the hill-side with cold radiance, show
ing up a field or two in brilliant gam
boge yellow against the surrounding
sombreness of shadowed green. The
spot of colour speeds eastward as the
clouds sweep over; first * one field,
then another, is lit up as with a
searchlight—each field a little different in tone, according to its length
of grass, fertility of soil, and conformation of ground—and is then re-
plunged in gloom by the mighty rushing shadows. It is beautiful, and it is
also curiously weird; though with a
friendly weirdness which spares us
that overpowering sense of grimness
and mercilessness which the ruggeder
moors—the Heathcliffs of landscape—
arouse in the sensitive spectator. Our
country-side is, so to speak, half way
between Heathcliff and Linton, as its
location is half way between the awe-
inspiring natural solitudes of the
moors, and the insipid artificialities
of the town.
But to return to our grievances
against the biographers.
Perhaps the chief sinner in point of
inaccuracy and injustice, though
showing many good features in other
directions, is Marion Harland in her
"Charlotte Bronte at Home." In the
first place, she honours Mr. Clement
Shorter with t'he title of "Professor."
Now, Mr. Shorter has earned the
thanks of all Bronte students, and has
established his place as the leading
authority on the subject, by much admirable work; and it seems ill-
natured to object to his receipt of
even an unacademical honour. But
he has committed a crime which turns
the present writer into a regrettably
unforgiving enemy. In "Charlotte
Bronte and Her Sisters," published in
1905, he has said: "Thornton is even
today a small, as it is also a very
ugly, village." I enter into no argument about the scurrilous adjective,
but I have an answer ready. Has
Mr. Shorter ever visited the village
which he thus maligns? If not, what
business has he to pronounce opinions?   And if he has been here, how
comes it that in this same book he
says (p. 19) that "opposite the then
'parsonage,' if so mean a house could
ever have been dignified by such a
name, may be seen the ruin of the Old
Bell Chapel?" This is ludicrously and
astonishingly wrong. For, as a matter of fact, the old parsonage is in a
narrow street, and opposite it are
shops which have been there these
two hundred years. The ruin of the
Old Bell Chapel is not even visible
from this part of the village. It is
half a mile away, on a different road
altogether. It is difficult to see how
this totally incorrect description
could have resulted from personal inspection, though it is also difficult to
believe that Mr. Shorter, having certainly visited Haworth, would entirely miss Thornton, which is but six
miles away. However, gross inaccuracy is established. Therefore the
epithet of "ugly" need not be taken
as true.
Miss Harland, after dubbing Mr.
Shorter "Professor," proceeds to confer on Charlotte's birth-room a back
window which is not there and never
has 'been, along with a back garden
which, similarly, exists only in the
imagination of the biographer. And
the church is stated to be "a full mile"
from the old parsonage, whereas it is
only about half that distance. As to
the buildings and inhabitants: "It
(Thornton) straggles vaguely over
wind-swept hills * * * The best of the
houses are mere cottages, many little
better than peasants' cahins * * *
steep cross streets have laid themselves out parallel with the Denholme
Road, and are, even now, adorned on
washing-day with lines of wet clothes
* * * Loud voiced, bare-armed women, their petticoats kilted high above
bare or broganed feet, clack socially
together while hanging out the dripping lines."
Alas! Alas! How our self-suffi-
dency and pride in our little belongings 'shrink and cower and fade before this pontifical judgment! "The
best of the houses are mere cottages."
As it happens, my own humble cabin
—far indeed from the "best of the
houses" therefore it must be among
the "cabins" or thereabouts—is passed
by every traveller who visits Thornton by way of its railway station
(which is half a mile from Market
Street) and the biographer in question probably viewed my said cabin
with disdainful eye, in 1896, when her
visit seems to have been paid. But
enough! I swallow the insult, and
try to look pleasant. No doubt our
little dwellings are indeed mere cabins
as compared with the palaces of
Trust kings—beef, oil and what not.
As to the "steep cross streets," they
are every one at right angle.s to, and
not parallel with, the Denholme Road;
and, though we may admit that our
women-folk do wash clothes (for the
Yorkshire village house-wife is the
cleanest woman in the world, and
would not have her clothes washed
at a laundry along with those of other
and unknown people, even if the
laundry would wash them for nothing) I nevertheless affirm that, in my
thirty-three years' sojourn in the village, I have never once seen a woman with bare feet, hanging out
clothes. Opposite this passage in the
Bradford Free Library copy of this
book, an irrepressible and for once
excusable commentator has pencilled:
"Never: too cold." And I agree—
even if there were no other reasons
against bare feet, in thc natural modesty, 'approaching prudery indeed, of
Yorkshire village women in these
But we must not expect too much
prosaic accuracy from our fair
cousins. The exhilarating atmosphere
of the States seems to favour a little
embellishment, a little exaggeration
to lend piquancy, if not verisimilitude
—to quote Pooh-Bah—to "an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative." For did not the New York
Times, taking its cue from Mrs. Gaskell but going one better, refer to Mr.
Bronte as "a domestic hyena," and remark concerning our character that
"with the exception of the Fiji
Islanders the Yorkshire people are
perhaps the wildest and doggeevst existing"? This has always seemed to
me rather hard on the Fiji Islanders.
However, the young lion of the New
York Times safeguarded himself with
a "perhaps."   There is much virtue in
a "perhaps." The Fiji Islanders must
make the most of it. They may also
quote Mr. Lang, who alludes to their
pleasing modesty in certain matters.
("Custom and Myth," p. 74).
Well, I repeat that we must not
expect accuracy in every little detail.
And as to lady authors, and ladies
generally, we should resent it. Too
mudh accuracy, too much knowledge,
is unpleasant. We like our women
folk to -fre rather ignorant on some
points—for instance, on the subject of
Beer. Consequently, we are not in
the least displeased to find the writer
already referred to, making the following remarkable statement. "The
home-brew of the Black Bull deserves
a reputation that has become international in the last fifty years. The
most constant habitue of the venerable inn was seldom the worse for
What he had imbibed, however long
the sitting." I have an uneasy suspicion that mine host obliged the
lady hy saying the thing which was
not true, when 9he stayed at the
Black Bull—which she did—gathering
materials for her book. For, verily,
the Black Bull ale would have gained
little reputation, even locally, if the
rustic habitues had found that it got
them no "forrarder."
But the feature in which the biographer is most likely to go astray, is
in the reproduction of "local colour."
Few 'biographers can resist the temptation of a dialect. They engage a
local rustic in conversation, and take
careful mental notes: hut, even if they
get it all down in the ready notebook
as soon as they are round the next
corner, they are likely to be woefully
misled, and the sample of local colour
is likely to be woefully "off shade."
For the native knows that his interlocutor is a stranger and a fine lady
—or gentleman—and he accordingly
tries to avoid the dialect and to "talk
fine." The result is a monstrous hybrid^—a kind of speech such as is
never heard anywhere under natural
conditions. For example, a West
Riding illiterate—a fast vanishing
class—will say "you was," "we was,"
and "they was," when "doing a bit of
his best," in conversation with a social
superior. But, among themselves,
they never use "was" at all. They
say "were" (or 'wor') with all nouns
and pronouns, both in singular and
plural. It would be amusing, if it
were not almost too touching, to note
the innocent delight of the stranger
in getting what he fondly believes to
be a genuine bit of local dialect. His
specimen is usually ahout as genuine
as Oliver Cromwell's head, of which
several specimens are extant.
Some such explanation as this was
needed When we find in Marion Har-
land's book such language as the following, spoken—apparently to the
questing biographer—by a "Thornton
Shoemaker, formerly a resident of
"He (Branwcll) would be ahout
eighteen When I made him the boots
I mind of. Most folk at that day,
had boots made to coom up to the
knee—some above the knee. Top-
boots, you know. Patrick Bronte
would have his lower to wear with
gaiters for hunting on the moors, and
the like. I made the pair, and when
he put thim on, they wor a bit toight
in tlie instep and about th' ankle.
And, with that, before I could say a
word to tell him I'd stretch thim, he
Whipped out his jack-knife and cut
thim open.   Ah! he wor a rare one."
No West Ridinger ever says "thim,"
when talking naturally. He says
'"em." And he never says "the," except when "talking fine." He says
"•t' ". And I have grave doubts about
"mind of." Certainly I have never
heard it.
Similarly, Mrs. Gaskell made her
mistakes. She is fond of the phrase
"making out," when describing the
sisters composing their tales in the
old parsonage parlour. Thackeray
copied this, also—later on—Mr. Birrell; and the phrase gained wide currency as an excellent bit of local
colour. Yet I have never heard it
used in this sense, though there is a
Yorkshirism of the kind, with a different meaning, witb whicii some informant of Mrs. Gaskell's must have
got mixed. The correct phrase is
"making up." Tell a child a story,
and he ■will say: "Is it true, or are
you making it up?"
(Continued on Page 9) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912
Provincial Elections Act
Victoria Electoral District
TAKE NOTICE that objections have been filed with me against the
following persons' names being retained or placed on the List of Voters for
the above district on the grounds set forth.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that I will on Monday, the 18th day
of November, 1912, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court
House, Bastion Square, Victoria, hold a Court of Revision for the purpose of
hearing and determining said objections.
Unless the person objected to or some other provincial voter on his
behalf appears at the said Court and, satisfies me that the said objection is
not well founded, I shall strike the name of the person so objected to off
the said list.
Dated this 22nd day of October, 1912.
Registrar of Voters.
The following persons on the grounds that they have ceased to reside
in the district for a period of six months:—
A'rd, Robert 	
Austin,  Daniel   	
Ball, Leonard William ..
Basso, Joe  	
Beaton, James   	
Bell, Sidney Robert	
Blair, Albert  	
Blake, Henry C	
Borissow, Arthur C	
Biay, John 	
Burnett, Hugh  	
Carlsen, Peter 	
Cessford, John Harvey ..
Conn, Robert  	
Cork, Ernest James 	
Cottet, Martin 	
Coulter, Wm. J	
Crocker,  Arthur   	
Cross, James 	
Davidson, Daniel 	
Davis, William 	
Daykin, Robert Seymour
DeRidder, Pieter  	
Dove, John 	
Dresser, John Adey 	
Duval, Wm. John ...;...
Elby,  George   	
Fagan, Matthew 	
Fenley, Thos. Francis ...
Fenning,  Edward  	
Gilroy, William  	
Glazebrook, Arthur 	
Graham, Allan  	
Graham, George 	
Graham, Thos. N	
Hackett, Charles 	
Hill, William 	
Johnson, Ernest 	
Kiely, John  	
Lecorse, Antione 	
Liddy, Harry 	
McConvill, Richard J. ..'..
McDonald, Angus J	
McPherson, Graham 	
Marmo, Ottavio 	
Marshall, William 	
Miller,  Edward   	
Morris, Francis Walter ..
Morris, Tom Raymond .
Morton, Thomas Wesley
Moss, Fred'k Charles 	
Muller, Paul  	
Norton,   Mark   	
Pazetto, Humbert 	
Penman,  William   	
Penwill, Charles T	
Picca, Fred Delia 	
Porter,   Harry	
Racker, Carra 	
Rapson,  Sidney  	
Ratcliff, John 	
Ratcliff, William 	
Reeves,   George   	
Rigby, John  	
Roberts, Albert  	
Robinson, William Fred. .,
Rogers,   Edwin   	
Ross, Richard 	
Rutledge, Frederick 	
Saddler, Thomas J	
Sheilds, Patrick  	
Smith, William 	
Stein, Alexander  	
Tanton,  Ransley  	
Thomson, James  	
Thomson, Walter Wm. ...
Ward, Joe	
Ware, Ernest Saunders ...
West, James 	
Williamson, Charles 	
Wilson, Thos. Scott 	
Wire, Wm. Whitehead	
Young, Alex. Deucher
Jublee Cabins.
Colonial Hotel.
50 Yates Street.
2226 Rock Bay Ave.
Grand Pacific Hotel, Johnson St.
50 Yates Street.
42J--2 Bridge Street.
Queen's Hotel.
St. Francis Hotel.
2980 Douglas Street.
545 Hillside Avenue.
Occidental Hotel.
424 Hillside Avenue.
47 Rock Bay Avenue.
405 John Street.
Corona House.
Victoria Hotel.
508 William Street.
Colonial Hotel.
2006 Store Street.
Empire Hotel.
St. Francis Hotel.
Alpha Street.
514 Alpha Street.
Cor. Catherine and Langford.
3120 Douglas Street.
Grand Pacific Hotel.
Queen's Hotel.
571 Johnson Street.
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Gorge Road.
Empire Hotel.
W. C. T. U., Store Street.
Colonial Hotel.
Grand Pacific Hotel.
Telegraph Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Empire Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
665 Pine Street.
1717 Store Street.
2522 Bridge Street.
103 Gorge Road.
643 John Street.
David Street.
2531 Pleasant St.
California Hotel.
Strand Hotel.
1013 McCaskill St.
425 Johnson Street.
"Wolston," Andrew Street.
848 Walker Street.
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
740 Wilson Street.
Colonial Hotel.
551 Johnson Street.
W. C. T. U. Store Street.
St. George's Inn.
2725 Rock Bay Ave.
571 Johnson Street.
254 Hillside Ave.
Colonial Hotel.
574 Bay Street.
5 Harbour Cottages.
S. S. Venture.
727 Front Street.
545 Johnson Street.
35 Gorge Road.
735 Belton Avenue.
Occidental Hotel.
2544 Government Street.
566 John Street.
Colonial Hotel.
474 Mary Street.
572 Yates Street.
Colonial Hotel.
The following persons on the ground that they are dead:—
Abrahams, Wm. Bramavelli
Brown, Joseph H.  	
Brown, Robert Austin 	
Bunting, Charles Roland ..
Cook, Hubert John  	
Cusack, Arthur Lloyd 	
Gilchrist, Farquhar 	
Hamilton, Claud W	
Haiocop, Dennis 	
Rhodes, Charles Wallace ..
Rusta, Andrew 	
Thomson, John Alexander .
Yeates, John 	
744 Russell Street.
50 Frederick Street.
6= Collinson Street.
27 Fernwood Road.
Catherine Street.
120 Superior Street.
65 King's Road.
423 Bay Street.
277 Superior Street.
Terrace Avenue.
61 Kane Street.
Boyd and Sylvia Streets.
717 Cormorant Street.
Diitrict of Jordan River
TAKE notice that Alvin W. Steinmetz, of
Oakland, California, occupation Stationer, intend! to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted at the north-west corner
of Lot 77, Renfrew District, being A. W.
Steinmetz' south-west corner post, north 40
chains; thence east 80 chains: thence south
40 chains: thence west 80 chains to place
of commencement, and containing in all 3*0
acres more or less.
sept. 14
By W. W. Steinmetz, Attorney,
nov. 9
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 3, Block B, of
suburban Lot 2, Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication hereof, to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Thomas Shaw on the 23rd
daj; of December, 1908, and numbered 19313C,
whicii has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British  Columbia,  this 9th day of October,
Registrar-General of Titles,
oct. 12 nov. 9
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Crown lands in the Kootenay
District, formerly held under Special Timber
Licences numbered 4481, 5255, 5256, 5832,
8534, 9081, 9082, 10259,.10260, 10261, 10262,
10499, 10500, 11249, 11347, 13824, 16727, 21907,
22661, 23116, 24432, 26737, 26926, 28182, 28183,
28184, 30358, 31180, 31184, 31185, 31201, 31208,
31212, 31213, 31308, 3'330, 31481, 32022, 32654,
32*555, 327II, 33406, 334", 33449, 33459, 334*5o,
34221, 34273, 34310, 343", 34386, 35*531, 36502,
36553i 36554, 3758o, 37993, 37994, 390II, 39202,
39359, 40406, 41078, 41344, 41426 and 43176,
by reason of the notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled for the purpose of offering the said
lands for sale at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth October,  1912.
oct. 19 Jan. 18
Navigable Waters' Protection Act
TAKE NOTICE that the Hinton Electric
Company, Limited, of Victoria, British Columbia, are applying to His Excellency, The Governor-General of Canada lin Council, for approval of the plans of work and description
of the proposed site thereof to be constructed
in Victoria Inner Harbor, Victoria, British
Columbia, and being part of and in front of
the lands known as Lots Ten (10) and Eleven
(11) of Lot Ten (10), Block C, Constance
Cove Farm, Victoria District, according to a
map or plan filed in the Land Registry Office
at Victoria, British Columbia, and there No.
Eleven hundred and sixty-five (1165), and
have deposited the area and site plans of the
proposed works ana a description thereof with
the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa and
a duplicate thereof with the Registrar of Titles
at Victoria, British Columbia, being the Registrar of Deeds for tne District in which such
work is proposed to be constructed and that
the matter of the application wilt be proceeded with at the expiration of one month
from the time of the first publication of this
notice in the Canada Gazette.
By Jackson & Phelan, their Solicitors.
Dated this first day of October, 1912.
oct. 12 nov. 9
NOTICE is hereby given that the Order-
in-Council, approved August 17th, 1895, reserving and setting apart for the sole use
of Her Majesty's Government for military
and naval purposes that portion of the Sand
Spit at the Lagoon, Esquimalt, which is the
property of the Province, is rescinded; and
that the lands described in the aforesaid
Order-in-Council are reserved for Government
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th October, 1912.
nov. 2 feb. 2
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 __ term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1
an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be
leased to one applicant.
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.
Each 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 be furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted
to purchase whatever available surface rights
may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent  of  Dominion   Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B.—Unauthorized   publication   of   this
advertisement will  not be paid for.
sept. 2i
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Susan Conkey, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Married Woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted near the mouth of the
Nossasock River, marked South West Corner
Post, thence east 40 chains, thence north 10
chains, more or less to South East Corner of:
Indian Reservation, thence West 40 chains,
thence South 10 chains to point of commencement.
Dated August 28th,  1912.
oct. 5 nov. 30
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Electric
elevators for the Customs Examining Warehouse, Vancouver, B.C.," will be received at
this office until 4.00 P.M., on Monday, November 18,  ipi2, for the work mentioned.
Tenders wifl not be considered unless made
upon forms supplied by Department and in
accordance with conditions contained therein.
Plans and specification to be seen on application to Mr. E. E. McGregor, Clerk of the
Works, Vancouver Examining Warehouse,
Mr. H. E. Matthews, supervising Architect,
Winnipeg, Man., and at the Department of
Public Works, Ottawa.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent
(10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
—30076. Ottawa, October 25, 1912.
nov. 2 nov. 7
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over the lands included within Special
Timber Licences Nos. 39318 and 39319, situated on the North Thompson River in' the
Kamloops Division of Yale District, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled and that the said lands will be open
for entry by pre-emption on Thursday, December 19th, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth September, 1912.
District of Jordan River
TAKE   notice   that   Elmer   E.   Crane,   of
Berkeley,   California,  occupation  book-keeper,
intends to apply for permission  to purchase
the following described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted at the  north-west corner
of   Lot  77,   Renfrew   District,   being   E.   E.I
Crane's    south-east   corner    post,    north    40I
chains, thence west 40 chains; thence southl
40 chains; thence east 40 chains to place off
commencement, and containing in all 160 acres]
more or less.
Dated August 26, 1912.
By W. W. Steinmetz, Attorney,
sept. 14 nov. s
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserl
covering the parcel of land formerly hel
under Timber Licence No. 40026, situated ]
the Columbia River in the vicinity of ArrA
Park, by reason of the notice published in tl
British Columbia Gazette on the 27th Decef
ber, 1907, is cancelled; and that the vacaj
lands formerly covered by the before ml
tioned licence will be open to pre-empt!
only on and after the 28th day of Decembl
Deputy Minister of Lands]
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
24th September, 1912.
sept. 28 dec. j
sept. 14
dec. 14
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Gordon River
Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will apply
for a licence to take and use 1200 cubic feet
per second of water out of Gordon River,
which flows in a southerly direction through
Port Renfrew District and empties into the
sea near Port Renfrew. The water will be
diverted at about 100 yards below Newton's
No. 1 Camp and will be used for power purposes on the land described as within a radius
of  100 miles.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 3rd day of October, 1912. The application
will be filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with  the  Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
By Lorenzo Alexander, Agent.
oct. 12 nov. 9
Notice Concerning Tenders for Miscellaneous
Naval  Stores.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, endorsed "Tenders for
" will be received up to noon
on November 20th, for the following descriptions of miscellaneous Naval Stores:—
Rubber Materials,
Polishing Paste,
Soap hard antl soft.
All   for   delivery   at   H.M.C.   Dockyards   at
Halifax, N.S., and Esquimalt, B.C.
Lorms of tender may be had by application
to thc undersigned or to thc Naval Store Officer at either  Dockyard.
Unauthorized publication of this notice will
not bc paid for.
Deputy Minister of thc Naval Service.
Department of thc Naval Service,
—29917, Ottawa, October 15th, 1912.
nov. 2 nov. 7   nov. 2
NOTICE is hereby given that the reser
existing over the lands included in Spec
Timber Licence No. 14830, situated on Upp
Rendezvous Island, Sayward District, by re
son of a notice published in the British Colui
bia Gazetter on the 27th of December, 190
is cancelled, and that the said lands will
open for entry by pre-emption on Janua
15th, 1913, at g o'clock in the forenoon.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
25th September, 1912.
oct. 5 jan.
In the matter of an application  for a fre!
Certificate  of Title  to  part  24  acres,
roods and 9 perches of Section 16, Ranf
2 East, North Saanich District, and Sec
tion 02, Victoria District.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intentio
at the expiration of one calendar month froi
the first publication  hereof to  issue a  fres
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate t
Title   issued   to   Caroline   Elizabeth   Whit
Birch  on   the  25th  day  of  July,   1910,   an
numbered   23 643 C,   which   has   been   lost  0
Dated  at   Land  Registry   Office,   Victoria
British Columbia, this 25th day of Septembei
Registrar General of Titles.
Oct. 5 nov.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reierve
existing, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Stuart Island, Range One, Coast District,
formerly covered by Timber Licence No.
17652, is cancelled and that such landa will
be open to entry by pre-emption under the
Provisions of the Land Act, at 9 o'clock in
the forenoon on Friday, November 29th, 1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
August 27th, 1912.
aug. 31
nov. 30
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Henry Clark
of Cobble Hill, V. I., will apply for a licence
to take and use one cubic foot of water out
of Mill Stream Creek, which flows in a
easterly direction through Shawnigan District
and empties into Saanich Inlet, near Mill Bay.
The water will be diverted at its intersection
with Sections 8 and 7, R. VII, and will be
used for Irrigation and Domestic purposes on
the land described as Shawnigan District
Easterly 90 acres of said Section 8 and 7,
R. VII, Shawnigan District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 2ist day of October, 1912. The application will hc filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
HENRY  CLARK,  Applicant.
By Henry Ctark, Agent.
District of Metchosin
TAKE notice that I, Amy Travers, _
Chateauguay, Que., occupation Married Wc
man, intends to apply for permission to pu
chase the following described lands:—Cor
mencing at a post planted at the north-ea
corner of Section number one, Metchosi
District, thence along the boundary of sai
Section N. 73 deg. 15 in. W. (Ast.) eightee
chains and fifty links to the shore of Ll
goon, thence following the shore line of th
Lagoon and Parry Bay to the place of h
ginning; containing ten (10) acres, more c
Dated  September   16th,   1912.
Charles Herbert Ellacott, Agent,
sept. 21 nov. 1
District of Metchosin
TAKE notice that I, Amy F. Travers,
Chateauguay, Province of Quebec, occupatic
Married Woman, intends to apply for permi
sion to lease the following described land!
—Commencing   at   a   post   planted   at   tl
north-east   corner   of   Section   number   on
Metchosin   District,   thence   S.   61   deg.   1
Ast., 9 chains, thence N. 57 deg. E. Ast.,
chains;   thence N. 61 deg. W. Ast., 9 chain
to  high  water  mark,   thence  following  hig
water mark to the place of beginning, coi
taining 11.0 acres, more or less.
Dated  September  16th,   1912.
Charles Herbert Ellacott, Agent,
sept. 21 nov. !
nov. 30   oct. 12
In the matter of an  application  for a fre;
Certificate of Title to Lot 9 of Lots 2 ai
3,  Block "H,"  Fairfield  Estate, Victor
City (Map 903).
NOTICE is hereby given of my intentic
at the expiration of one calendar month fro
the first publication hereof to  issue a frei
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certifica
of  Title  issued   to   Robert   Hetherington  c
the ioth day of October, 1910, and numberc
24347C, which has been lost.
Dated  at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victor!
British  Columbia, this 9th  day  of  Octobe
*9"2'    Sgd.)     S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General of Titles. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912
T\T A lV/f/^XTT^Q I   Above all else as remembrances are gifts of Diamonds.   Nothing else will so surely re-
LJ ±_L\ LVIkJ L\ 1_J\0 •   mind of the doner's generous thoughtfulness in the years to come, and this season's
; price attractions will certainly not be obtainable a year hence, not even at WHITNEY'S
Rings $15 to 500     Bracelets $25 to $150     Brooches $10 to $500     Earrings $75 to $700
Lockets $20 to $75     Cuff Links $15 to $75     Scarf Pins $20 to $250
We will be glad to show, glad to sell, and should you not buy, glad to have had your call, and you will leave knowing we are glad.
THE J. M. WHITNEY CO., Diamond Merchants, Jewelers, Silversmiths
S. E. Corner of Yates and Broad Sts. Victoria, B. C.
Charlotte Bronte's Birth-
lace £&f the Biographers
(Continued from Page 7)
Again, when Mrs. Gaskell and her
usband were driving through Ad-
ingham, they came across a boy who
ad had an accident with broken
lass. Mr. Gaskell inquired if a sur-
_on had 'been sent for:—
"Yoi'," was the answer, 'but we
nna' think he'll come'."
Mr. Gaskell went to fetch him; but
et the lad's aunt coming away from
doctor's house.
"Is he coming?" inquired my hus-
"Well,  he  didma'  say  he  wouldna'
'But tell him t'he lad may Meed
"I did."
"And what did he say?"
"Why, only D—n hi'm;. what do I
We are not an exceptionally prone  county, but I  confess that the
it line is the only one that sound's
tural.    "Yoi" is a very poor attempt
t the Yorkshire substitute for "yes";
ie   actual   sound   varies   from   the
Dwel-sound in "fine," "shine," to the
iphthong-sound    in    "joy,"    "boy."
•e ds no initial "y" sound.    And
ie "didna'," etc., seems Scottish.   A
orkshireman  would  say  ''he  didn't
ay he woddn't cum."
Talking  of  pronunciation  reminds
ie that I have never seen, in any of
ie biographies, any reference to the
rentes' pronunciation  of their own
ame.   The spelling, as is well known,
ad had its ups and downs.   Appar-
ltly, the family name was originally
runty, or O'Prunty.   In the Baptis-
a'l Register at Drumballyroney (as
Ir. Shorter informs us) it appears as
runty or   Bruntee.   At   Cambridge,
atrick Bronte signed Bronte (with-
)ut  diaeresis)   though   in  the  books
: St. John's College it is Branty.   At
■Vethersfield he signed Bronte, and at
Hartshead the churchwardens' books
have   Brunty.    At   Haworth   it   be-
:ame   for   the   first   time,    Bronte
with    diaeresis;    but    I    think    the
3'ld   vowel-sounds   must   have   been
•etained, for my grandparents invar-
ably pronounced the name "Brunty,"
with a definite Yorkshire "u," almost
is  long  as the  German  unmodified
u"   in   "Mutter"—a   very   different
owel from the "o" in bronchitis," or
iven the "u" of the English southern
•ounties.     It   has   been   conjectured
hat Mr. Bronte was influenced by the
itle conferred on Nelson by tlie King
_f Naples, after Aboukir Bay (Duke
)f Bronte in Sicily) but it is perhaps
qually  probable  that  the  cause  of
liange  was    the    Greek    word  for
thunder," which is the exact spelling
bronte=Bronte)   and   which   would
lave  a  natural  appeal  to  a  zealous
-oanerges.    It  is  to  be   noted  that
Charlotte,    long   afterwards,    signed
ierself in play, "Charles Thunder."
But to return from this digression.
The Yorkshire  character has been
ariously  estimated, 'but the   Bronte
liographers are almost unanimous in
ot-ing us a bad lot.    As already re-
narked,  the  New  York  Times  was
irepared  to admit    only    one other
laimant   (?)—the   Fiji   Islanders—to
>ur title  of  the  wildest  people  on
arth.   Mr. Shorter, I am thankful to
lote,  is  more  lenient.    Speaking  of
\Ir.  A.   B.  Nicholls,  he  says:—"He
vas, as we shall see, a Scotchman, and
ovial  Yorkshire  folk  did  not  make
or  friendliness."    That  is  certainly
500'd,  but  the  best  opinion   I   have
ome across is that of Dr. Bayne, iu
"Two Great Englishwomen*: Mrs.
Browning and Charlotte Bronte.
Listen I
"It is a rugged land, inhabited by
a proud, independent, sturdy, and
strong-brained race, with rather a
grating edge towards strangers, and
marked individuality of character * * *
Keen-witted, observant, sarcastically
contemptuous of sentiment, but at
heart true and kind, the Yorkes and
Helstones of Shirley, as well as a
number of peasants and mechanics,
are speaking portraits from the West
Riding." Complacently do I roll this
as _ sweet morsel under tlhe tongue.
"Sturdy, independent, strong-brained,
keen-witted, observant, true and kind
at heart"; mark it, ye Jews (Miss
Harl'and, Mr. Birrell, et hoc genus
ornne) for here is a Daniel come to
judgment. Dr. Bayne, we thank thee
for the words. Do I hear some envious "foreigner" indulge the ready
sneer? (To the villager, those in the
adjoining county or even parish are
"foreigners.") Do I 'hear some foreigner say that to a s'welled-headed
and stiff-necked generation—a boastful, silly, rustic population—the prophet who prophesies smooth things
will always find a welcoming and enthusiastic audience? Am I informed,
in the phrase of La Rochefoucauld,
that evidently "quelque bien qu'on
mous dise de nous, on ne nous ap-
prend rien de nouveau? Well, well,
it may be so. We are all more or less
egoists. Even if we are not Calvin-
ists like old Joseph, there is a natural tendency in all of us—though we
do not readily admit it—to think ourselves in some way chozzen, and piked
out fro' th' rubbidge.
[NOTE.—Owing to the fact that the linotype on which Tlie Week letter-press is set
not having the diaeresis in stock, it has heen
impossible to spell "Bronte" correctly.—Ed.
The Navy League
(Continued from Page 4)
The Premier's Speech
Sir Richard McBride delivered one
of the most thoughtful, moderate and
impressive addresses of his career.
He struck a note of serious conviction and profound sincerity. It was
broad and statesmanlike, taking cognizance of many matters which
would specially appeal to one charged
with the high responsibilities of
office. As a closely reasoned, consecutive, logical argument in favour of
a substantial contribution to Imperial
Navy defence, it is unanswerable;
but the part of his speech which will
undoubtedly excite tbe widest attention is the plea for a non-partizan
treatment of the subject.
In impressive words, which will
never be forgotten by those who
heard them, he declared that :"It
ought to be the case in Ottawa, as it
must be all over Canada tonight, that
the question of the defences of our
country, the maintenance of Empire,
and the supremacy of the Navy, be
not dealt with in a partizan or political way. It is too sacred a thing
to be made the work of the hustings.
And, when the Prime Minister of Canada offers to the Dominion House
of Commons his naval proposals, the
entire assembly should be prepared to
accept them at his word, and to adopt
them without a single dissentient
The Bishop of Columbia
The Bishop of Columbia delivered
an excellent address of some ten
minutes in support of the resolutions
which were passed. It might fairly
be called a miniature oration. It was
concise,    convincing   and    appealing.
and was summarized in three sentences: That he supported the Navy
League because he was a lover of
peace, because he was a lover of freedom, and because he was a lover of
The Resolution
Upon Mr. W. H. Langley, the time-
honoured and faithful supporter of
the Navy League, devolved the
honour of proposing the only resolution of the meeting, as follows: •
"Be it resolved that this meeting
does hereby reaffirm the gist of its
resolutions for the last five years;
and further,
"That it is the duty, interest and
wish of Canada to meet the present
Imperial emergency by a prompt,
adequate and unconditional gift to
the Empire of battleships or their
equivalent, to be followed as soon as
may be by a permanent policy which
will assure to our Dominion representation worthy of her dignity in
the defence of the Empire."
Of course, the resolution was carried unanimously, and is in itself entirely satisfactory, conveying as it
does the feeling of the whole of British Columbia. The Week, however,
does share the view already expressed
by one of the daily papers, that it
was a mistake to vary the standard
resolution which has been passed at
previous meetings of the * Navy
League, and for the passing of which
a special meeting was held only a few
months ago. That resolution declared
that no solution of the naval problem
would be satisfactory to the people
of British Columbia which did not
provide for a fleet unit on the Atlantic and the Pacific.
The Week does not know whether
there is any significance in this omission, or whether it was purely accidental, but having nailed its colours
to the mast, the Navy League would
have done well to stand its ground
on what is undoubtedly an essential
feature of any effective policy, and
one which was endorsed by the Home
Government at the Colonial Conference. There is no reason to suppose
that Mr. Borden will fail to give
effect to this feature of the Navy
League's presentment, but, if he does,
it will be the duty of the Navy
League to stand by its declaration
that such a settlement cannot be regarded as satisfactory.
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where her sister was sitting "holding converse" with her most particular and best
young man.
"Sis, you ought to have seen me," she
breathlessly cried; "the first time I stood up
my feet went right up in the air and I came
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"Minnie," screamed her sister, "leave the
room  instantly!"
"But he's hurt," said Minnie.
"Hurt?."   asked   the   sister,   "who's   hurt?"
"Why, brother Willie of course, I came
down on him, only you wouldn't let me tell
A little girl who could not resist picking
her mother's currants as fast as they ripened,
after being reproed for it several times, still
could not refrain. At last her mother called
her little girl to her and told her that whenever she was agaiu tempted to pull the currants to say: "Get thee behind me Satan."
llut the next day the currants disappeared
from the bush  again.
The mother called her little one and asked
if she hadn't remembered  what  she  told  her.
"Yes mother," she said. "I did say 'Get
thee behind me Satan,' and he got right behind mc and pushed mc into thc bush."
Nut   No.   1   (speaking    of    a    troublesome
tooth)—"Well, I stood it as long as I could,
and then I went to thc dentist.    What a relief, my boy, what a relief!"
Nut No. 2—"Did hc take it out?"
Nut No. i—"No; hc wasn't in!"
Last week a strapping negro woman was
up before a magistrate charged with unmercifully   beating   her   little   boy.
I don't understand how you can have the
heart to treat your own child so cruelly,"
said the magistrate.
"Jedge, has you been a parent of a wuflless
yaller  boy  like dat ar cub of  mine?"
"Never—no never!" said the magistrate
(with great vehemence and getting very red
in the face).
"Den don't talk; you don't know miffm'
about it."
Tn a IlanlTshire manse Dr. Kerr was asked
by thc "youngest" if it was true that the
devil went about like a roaring lion. Dr.
Kerr replied it was so stated tn thc Bible.
"Then wha' keeps his (ire in when he's gaun
aboot?" was  thc triumphant retort.
"She claims to havc a perfect alibi."
"What  is  her  alibi?"
"She says that she can prove that at tlie
time the crime was committed her maid was
brushing  her  hair."
"That proves an alibi for her hair, but how
about herself?"
A young teacher, whose efforts to inculcate
elementary anatomy had been unusually discouraging,   at   last   asked   in   despair:
"Well, I wonder if any boy here can tell
me  what  the  spinal  cord  really   is?"
She was met by a row of blank, irresponsive
faces, till finally one small voice piped up in
great   excitement:
"The spinal cord is what runs through you.
Your head sits on one end, and you sit on
the  other."
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"Bones wiv the people rubbed off, miss I" 10
Australian Cricketers
Sydney Gregory's Eleven gives a representative
B. C. Team its First Real Lesson
in the Game
There are many congratulations
due in connection with the recent
visit of the Australian cricketers to
Victoria. Too much cannot be said
' for the energy and courtesy shewn
by the new secretary, Mr. Fred
Reeves, upon whom devolved all the
details in connection with the local
arrangements. This has already been
acknowledged, but nothing has been
said of the negotiations conducted by
the late secretary of the Victoria C.
€., Mr. Crawford Ooates, who, with
his committee, has been negotiating
for the visit for nearly two years.
Acknowledgments are certainly due,
and will be willingly made, to those
who prepared the way for such a
momentous event.
Then, not enough has been said of
the splendid work done by Coppinger
and Tracey, who, in the last week in
October, despite unfavourable weather
conditions, prepared a "pitch" with
which no fault could be found, as
evidenced by the comparatively large
score compiled hy the Australians in
their first innings.
It is also in order to tender a special vote of thanks to Mr. Barnacle
and his co-masters of the University
School, who placed their grounds and
buildings at the disposal of the committee and made the fixture possible.
The impression left on the mind of
any experienced cricketer, after the
event, is that we have in B. C. good
cricket material, but that, in the main,
it need's a great deal of "trimimng";
and until it is possible to get several
first-class men to instruct our teams,
and especially to bowl against our
best hatsmen, we are not likely to
make any    sensation   in   the cricket
This is not intended to cast any reflection upon the men. I have always
maintained that British "Columbia can
put up a team to beat any district
team in the Dominion, and I still
think so; but there is mo reason Why
Canada should not now do very much
tetter 'than this. We have a bigger
population than Australia, and we are
now getting a larger percentage than
ever of Old Country men to settle in
the Dominion. The time has arrived
When cricket ought to become the National game. Its wonderful spread
and increased popularity during the
last ten years fully justify the conclusion that it is heading in that direction, but t'he stage 'has been
reached at Which we cannot make any
material progress in the quality of
our cricket unless we are willing to
begin to learn from the best teachers.
These remarks are emphasized by
the outstanding fact that the only
men in the B. C. team who distinguished themselves in any way in
the recent games were men who had
played first-class cricket in the Old
Country, and Who therefore had enjoyed the advantage which I am so
anxious to secure for British
In the course of the two innings,
the only men who obtained double
figures were Curgenven 30, Champain
21, Akroyd 18, Ismay 18, Sparks 17,
Collison 12, and Brooke-Smith io; the
exception being J. D. W. York, one
of our most sterling cricketers, who
made 13.
In the bowling, the same thing occurred. The only men who attained
any measure of success were Peers,
who in the two innings took 7
wickets; Brooke-Smith 4, Sparks 3,
and J. W. D. York and Collison 1
each. All these men, except York,
have played first-class cricket in the
Old Country.
Undoubtedly the best batting was
done by Champain, who, although he
did not make the top score, batted
in the best style. The local club
Which came out best was Cowichan,
with Curgenven as top scorer,
Brooke-Smith taking four wickets,
and Hayward keeping wicket in a
■manner that elicited the warmest
praise, not only from the spectators,
but from the Australians themselves.
It is gratifying to be able to say
that the fielding of the local team was
good, and that several of the men
distinguished    themselves.    In    this
connection, it is only fair to mention
Dwelley, Curgenven, Peers, Collison
and York. The team made a creditable display against tremendous odds,
but the outstanding fact is that they
were so greatly outclassed that they
were beaten before they went to the
wickets, the bowling being of a type
of which most of them had no
Of the Australians, one can only
speak in terms of enthusiasm. It is
true that the team was only half a
"test" team, the balance being "tail";
but to enjoy the privilege of seeing
such batting as Gregory, Emery, McLaren and Webster put up is something to remember; while the bowling
the captain, and bowled well in the
second innings, getting 3 wickets at
an average of 9, the best average of
the match for the local team.
It would not be right to close this
notice without a word of praise for
Champain, not only for his personal
work with the bat and on the field,
but for the capable manner in which
he handled the team. He showed
himself to be a thorough cricketer,
with a splendid knowledge of the
game, and undoubtedly made the best
of all his opportunities.
It would be pleasant to be able to
conclude by saying nice things and
nothing else, but that is not the province of The Week, if there is anything else that ought to be said, and
there undoubtedly is. There are probably not a dozen cricket-lovers in
Victoria who are not incensed at the
omission of "Lou" York from the
local team—indeed, it is not too much
to say that they were thunderstruck
SYDNEY GREGORY (n.s.w.) Captain ol Ihe Australian Cricket Team, who has played ln 52 test matches
of Matthews, Kelleway, McLaren and
W'hitty was a revelation.
Of the four, I preferred Matthews.
He is a more natural and graceful
bowler than either of the others,
medium pace, with a break from the
eg" or the "off" at will. He is
what may be called an "all-day"
bowler and an every-day bowler.
The way he puzzled the best of our
batsmen without any apparent effort
was a treat.
Kelleway is a medium to fast bowler, with a good break from the "off."
W'hitty is a tolerably fast left-hand
bowler, with peculiar action very
puzzling to the batsmen. His balls
kick up, and on a hard wicket must
result in many catches.
McLaren is the fast bowler of the
team, and has earned a great reputation. Hc takes the longest run I
think I have ever seen, the exact
ength of the wicket—22 yards. The
wicket-keeper stands back about 10
yards, and makes no attempt to take
him at the wicket.
The quality of the Australian bowling may be gathered from the fact
that in two innings Matthews took 12
wickets for an average of six runs;
Kelleway five for the same average;
Wliitty two for the same average.
The success of Peers as a bowler
was very gratifying. He may fairly
be called the veteran of British Columbia cricket; and to have secured 7
wickets at an average of 21 again_*!
batsmen of such calibre is something
of whicii lie may justly be proud. To
this must be added what is undoubtedly a feather in his cap that he
clean-bowled Captain Gregory.
Sparkes achieved the same feat with
to find he was not playing. It is the
duty of the committee to offer some
explanation to the public, and I hope
that for the sake of the game they
will do it promptly.
The reasons why this explanation is
necessary are the following: "Lou"
York has for more than fifteen years
been the life and soul of Victoria
cricket, and the best all-round
cricketer in British Columbia. The
only man who could for a moment
dispute the title with him being Rigby of Vancouver, when he was at his
best, and Rigby was a professional.
"Lou" York is the only man in British
Columbia, at any rate of late years,
who has been selected on an International Cricket team. He has for four
years captained the Victoria team,
and did so in the recent tournament.
Tliere is no conceivable ground why
he should not have been the first
choice on any representative team,
and to have left him out in favour of
anyone else, however meritorious, was
unjust to him and calculated in the
highest degree to prejudice the interests of cricket.
In saying this, I am expressing the
opinion of 99 out of every 100 people
who follow the game, and the committee, which consists of Messrs.
Champain, E. W. Ismay, E. C. Carr-
Hilton and C. A. L. Payne, cannot
too soon put themselves right with
the public in this matter. I am aware
that L. S. V. York was a member of
the selection committee, but I am also
aware that he was not asked to play,
and 'he could  hardly ask himself.
One other word. It is not every
cricket enthusiast whom nature intended for an umpire. W. B.
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The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
That scarecrows are not confined to
e cornfield; they are sometimes
en on the cricket field.
* *   *
■That powder magazines are not the
Ily places where smoking should be
Jrictly prohibited.
* *   *
That the Australian cricket dinner
lthe Balmoral Cafe was a cracker-
Ik, and the  Cornstalks made the
list of it.
* *   *
That when it comes to cheering for
King, they have us beaten to a
* *   *.
|hat Host Lins rose to the occas-
and again proved himself to be
[prince of caterers.
* *   *
hat Barrington Foote is a worthy
lendant of   his   illustrious name-
and as good an entertainer as
jiey Grain.
* *   *
hat if Manager Benjamin redeems
promise to bring a first-class Aus-
an team here in the Spring, he
I be the greatest benefactor Vie-
ever had.
* *   *
Ihat "Syd" Gregory is not only the
Ice of cricketers, but the prince of
|d fellows.        BV-i
*   'I*    )P
hat the Calgary Rugby team
led out to be a false alarm.
Ihat on the form they showed in
loria   and   Vancouver   they   are
[ly third-class.
* *   *
hat the Victoria aggregation is the
that  ever  represented the  city.
* *   *
Ihat   the   three-quarter   line   need
lfear comparison with any in the
* *   *
hat Carew Martin is a star, and
Ily the finest three-quarter in the
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That Dai Thomas is:also a star, but
shines too much in 'his own constellation.
*' *   *
That as captain, Ronald Gillespie is
the right man in the right place.
* *   *
That if his modesty did not prevent him from taking all the "place"
kicks, more goals would be scored.
* *   *
That a first-class full-back must be
found to replace Williams.
* *   *
That Victoria will have its work cut
out to win the McKechnie Cup, and
much depends on the first match,
* *   *
That the Morality Squad of Victoria is bringing discredit on a good
cause by unpardonable indiscretions.
* *   *
That peaceable citizens of reputable
character are liable to arrest at the
instigation of amateur detectives.
* *   *
That this is not in accordance with
British ideas of justice.
* *   *
That unless the mistaken zeal of
these people is checked there will
soon be trouble.
* *   *
That Police Magistrate Jay knows
how to maintain the dignity of his
court, even when it is assailed by
those who ought to know better.
* *   *
That the Vancouver Island Development League receives a handsome
subsidy from the City for the benefit
of Victoria.
* *   *
That the benefit of Victoria is not
necessarily the benefit of a real estate
* *   *
That it sometimes happens that
when a foreign address is furnished
to the League, the owner of the address receives bushels of letters from
real estate men.
* *   *
That there is room for all, but there
should be no monopoly.
* *   *
That The Week has always maintained that the Water Department
and the City Comptrollership should
be divorced.
* *   *
That the marriage has been a
* *   *
That as City Comptroller Mr. Raymur could hardly be improved upon.
* *   *
That the best news Victoria has
heard for three years is that the
''burnt area" is to be built on.
* ♦ . *
That not for the first time Victoria
is indebted in this matter to the backing of the richest Victorian.
* *   *
That  the   new   theatre   is  making
poor progress.
* *   *
That the directors would do well to
reconsider their plan of campaign.
* *   *
That the fee they paid to a Seattle
expert to endorse the plans was just
so much money thrown away.
* *   *
That there are several men in Victoria capable of discharging the
duties of clerk of works.
* *   »
That   too   many   cooks   spoil   the
* *   *
That it is about time Victoria had
one or two good food inspectors.
* *   *
That the delay in making these appointments is the result of too much
red tape.
* *   *
That the Germ-factory in the basement of our large departmental store
is  still running merrily—not to say
working over-time.
* *   *
That Lewis Waller is not really
coming to the Victoria Theatre in
spite of the asseveration of his "lifelong friend."
* *   *
That it is another case of "save me
from my friends."
* *   *
That the City has made a start on
the garbage boxes on the streets, but
it is very much in the nature of "a
lick and a promise."
That the public would like to know
when the forty odd new pillar-post-
lioxes which repose in the basement
of the post-office are going to be set
* *   *
That the difficulty pf obtaining
postage stamps in Victoria, out of
office hours, is increasing.
* *   *
That there is no other city in the
Dominion   where   such   a   state   of
affairs exists.
* *   *
That if it is desirable to confine the
privilege of the sale to the official
stamp vendor,  the  office  should  be
kept open until ii o'clock at night.
* *'   *
That it is better to be born lucky
than rich, especially if you have the
price of a lottery-ticket.
* *   *
That everyone is glad that as old
and respected a citizen as Mr. Petch
"spoiled the Egyptians."
* *   *
That Mr. Salmon's decision to cut
down his commission to five per cent,
in the future is a wise one, and will
increase public confidence in the
"bona fides" of his lottery.
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case will it be divulged. without consent.
' Victoria, October 29, 1912.
To tlhe Editor of The Week:
Sir,—In recent issues of the daily
press have appeared a number of
news items to tlhe effect that the Provincial Government' and the Victoria
Automobile Association were joining
in a request to Ottawa that customs
regulations on American tourists'
automobiles be altered; the articles in
question making it appear as if there
was a grievance, whereas this is in
no way the case, and we are very
glad indeed to be able to inform you
that not only are tfhe relations between the local customs officials, visiting autoists and our Association most
harmonious, but that during this season we have bad a number of expressions of appreciation from Americans, both verbally and in writing,
of the courteousness of the customs
house officials at Victoria, and in view
of the publicity which the previously
referred to articles have given this
matter it is only right that the Victoria public should be informed that
the local customs officials are doing
all that is reasonably within their
power to forward the tourist interests
of the Island from an automobile
There is only one point as far as
we are aware that the present customs
laws might be slightly changed, to the
advantage of Vancouver Island and
Victoria. This point has nothing to
do with the past, but is caused by
the development of Strathcona Park
and the roads and resorts of the
Island. This one point is simply this,
that at present visiting foreign motorists (of whose bona fides as genuine
auto tourists the customs official on
the wharf is reasonably sure) are admitted to the Province with an absolute minimum of "Red Tape" provided they agree to leave the country
with their automobile within seven
days. This rule was satisfactory, in
the great majority of cases, in the
past. Now, however, with the increased road mileage on Vancouver
Island, and particularly with the increased number of new and attractive
hotels and resorts, and road extension
to Strathcona Park early next year,
it is evident that it is not to the interest of the people of Vancouver
Island to try to hurry tourists away
within seven days, but it would appear to everyone's interest here that
this seven-day period be extended to
say thirty days. This is the only point
which the Victoria Automobile Association may take up with the customs
authorities, providing it is approved
by those of our members who are
dealers   in   automobiles   and   acces-
The Management Begs to Announce
the Opening of the Balmoral Cafe.
Your Patronage ts Solicited
Opposite Opera House
Douglas Street
The Douglas Street Watchmaker
Begs to notify his customers that he will be located at 707
Pandora Avenue, just around the corner from Douglas Street,
on and after the 4th October next, where he will be pleased
to meet his numerous customers.
Knitted Vests
Just the Thing to keep you Warm and Comfortable
We have a large assortment of these
Vests to choose from, ranging
in price from $3.50
to $13.50
F. A, 60WEN, Managing Director
1114 Government Street
Just what you need after a hard day's
work—A Refreshing cup of
Goes farthest for the money
Hunters' Surveyors' and
Cruisers' High Top Boots
We carry nothing but the best in High Top Boots such as the
Flosheim Wet Deft which is as near waterproof as leather can be
made, also the famous Petaluma High Tops with California oak
tanned soles. We have sold a great many of these boots and the
testimonials of the wearers have ahvays been the best.
Successors to H: B. Hammond Shoe Co.
Pemberton Building
sories. We certainly would in no
event however care to take action in
making a recommendation of this
kind unless we felt that we were doing so with the approval of other
public bodies and of the public and
press of Vancouver Island.
Yours truly,
Charles A. Forsyth, C.A.,
Assistant Secretary.
. 12
Mrs. W. S. Drewry received last
week at her_charming home.
* *   *
! Mr. John Cambie has returned from
|a brief visit to Seattle.
* *   *
i Miss K. Wright from Cranbrook,
B. C, is the guest of her aunt Mrs.
Wm.  Monteith.
Mr, R. G. Monteith has returned to
the city after a successful hunting trip
to.the West Coast.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs.R. Wadd-ell, from Enderby, B.C., liritend spending the winter months in Victoria.
* *   *.
Mrs. F. E. Smith, of Portland, Ore.,'
lis the guest of her sister, Mrs. F. E.
Simpson, Monterey Avenue.
* #. *
■ Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ashy, Vancouver, B.C., spent a short holiday in the
city during the week.
* *   *
Miss Joyce Sanders of Victoria is
the guest of Mrs. Arthur Lincoln,
* *   *
Mrs. F. S. Hussey, accompanied by
her niece, Miss Nell Norris, have been
spending the week-end in the city
the guest of relatives.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Ross have
been paying a short visit to Vancouver and while there were registered
at the Hotel Vancouver.
* *   *
The Arena skating rink opened
again for the v/inter months on last
Saturday afternoon, a large number
of people attended.
* *   *
The followino- are the dates on
which the remaining dances of "The
Connaught Dancing Club" will be
held: November 15th, December 20th,
January 17th, February 3rd and April
4th. Owing to the inconvenience
caused at the opening dance by members not presenting their tickets at
the door it has been decided for the
future that no one will be admitted
without first showing their cards of
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jamieson,
who have been staying with Mrs.
Jamlieson's parents, . Mr. and Mrs.
Fitzherbert Bullen, returned.on Wednesday afternoon last to their home
in Honolulu.
* *   *
The marriage was celebrated recently at St. Paul's .Church, Esquimalt, B.C., of Dr. George Ray Johnson, of Calgary, to Miss Alice Bell
Meyer, of the same place, youngest
daughter of the late Mr. H. W. C.
Meyer. The Rev. W. Baugh-Allen
officiated at the ceremony, after which
the young couple repaired to the
home of Mr. J. T. L. Meyer, Esquimalt Road, where a small reception
was held. Later in the day they left
by motor on a tour of the Island.
On October 17th Mrs. Herbert
Carmichael, St. Denis street, Oak
Bay, was hostess of a most enjoyable
bridge tea, her pretty drawing-room
being tastefully adorned with flowers
and greenery. Among those who attended were: Mrs. Geo. Courtney,
Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Griffith, Mrs. A. Coles, Mrs. D. Hunter,
Mrs. C. Payne, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. J.
Hunter, Mrs. Clips. Todd, Mrs.
Rithet, Mrs. Campbell McCallum,
Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Pigott, Mrs.
Gibson, Mrs. R. Wilby, Mrs. Foulkes,
Mrs. Norman Rant and others. Those
who were successful in winning prizes
were Mrs. Hunter , Mrs. Raymur,
Mrs. Wilby and Mrs. Gibson.
Miss Grace Kane, "The Pines,"
Oak Bay, was hostess last evening of
a very jolly party. The evening was
passed in dancing and games, after
which light refreshments were served.
Among those present were: The
Misses W. L. Creed, A. E. Wilby, N.
Redding, R. Buckle, M. Loftus, N.
Walker, R. R'deout, S. Gravline, M. S.
Goudie, M. Kinney, B. Johnson, F.
Hunt, B. Nightingale, G. Greenwood
and the Messrs. Patrick, Brown,
Dixon, Bowman, Patterson, Auker,
McBride, Graveline, Bray, Simpson,
Cameron,   Jones,   McDonald, Miller
and Leighton.
* *   *
Last Tuesday week Mrs. Pigott entertained a number of her friends at
a charming bridge and tea party given
at the Alexandra Club. Among the
numerous guests were: Lady McBride, Mrs. Proctor, Mrs. W. C.
Berkeley, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Bennett,
Mrs. Cross, Mrs*. H. Carmichael, Miss
Dupont, Mrs. Erb, Mrs. Freeman,
Mrs. J. Foulkes, Mrs. W. S. Gore,
Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. R. W. Gibson,
Mrs. Griffiths, _Mrs. Jas. Gaudin, Mrs.
J. Hunter, Mrs. Hassel, Mrs. Home,
Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Leeder, Mrs. Lennox, Mrs. Pearse, Mrs. Phipps, Mrs.
H. Robertson, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs.
Campbell McCallum, Mrs. Rismuller,
Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Rithet, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Slingsby, Mis Heisterman,
Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Todd, Mrs. Tuck
and many others.
* *   *
Mrs. H. Erb was hostess last week
of a very smart and enjoyable tea
held in the spacious dining-room of
the Empress Hotel. Tea was served
at small tables which were artistically
arranged about the room. Among the
guests were: Mrs. Patterson, Lady
McBride, Mrs. Todd, Mrs. Charles
Todd, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Richard
Jones, Miss Lawson, Mrs. Dr. Young,
Mrs. Hickey, Miss Hickey, Mrs. E.
M- Johnson, Mrs. Gordon Hunter,
Mrs. McGregor, Mrs. Devlin, Miss
Grace Monteith, Mrs. Gore, Mrs. Leonard, Mrs. Robert Wilmot, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Gibson, Miss Gibson, Mrs.
McCallum, Mrs.' McB. Smith, the
Misses Smith,' Mrs. Solley, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Kerr, Miss Finlayson, Mrs.
Pike, Mrs. Heisterman, Miss Heisterman, Mrs. Clay, Miss Clay, Mrs. McMicking, Miss Keast, Mrs. R. Angus,
Miss Dawson, Mrs. Lugrin, the Misses
Lugtin, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Morley, Mrs.
J. Wilson, Mrs, Ross, Mrs.-Kitto,
Miss Kitto, Mrs. F. Barnard, Mrs.
Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs. Sayward, Miss
Sayward, Miss Smith, Mrs. Campbell,
Mrs. Proctor, Mrs. Kendle, Mrs. W.
Holmes, Mrs. Scriven, Miss Naomi
Holmes, Mrs. Fell, Mrs. F. Higgins,
Mrs. C. E. Wilson, Mrs. A. W. McCurdy and others.
*   *   *
Another smart tea was that given
by Mrs. David Ker at her pretty
home on Yates street. The guests
included Lady McBride, Mrs. Hunter,
Mrs. D. Hunter, Mrs. Dunsmuir, Rev.
Ard and Mrs. Ard, Mrs. E. M. Johnson, Mrs.. Atkins, Mrs. Bigerstaff
Wilson, Mrs. Geo. Jay, Mrs. Bodwell
and Miss Bodwell, Mrs. Little, Miss
Little, Mrs. Raymur, Miss Raymur,*
Mrs*. E. Harvey, Mrs. R. Angus, Mrs.
B. Daniell, Mrs. Luxton, Mrs. Pike,
Mrs. Robt. Wilmot, Mrs. Young,
Mrs. Rykert, Mrs. Rea, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Blaiklock, Mrs. Rome,
Miss Finlayson, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. McCallum,
Mrs. A. Smith, Miss Smith, Mrs. J.
E. Wilson, Miss Hall, Mrs. Erb, Mrs.
Ohaytor Payne, Mrs. Templeton, Mrs.
Fell, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Arbuthnot,
Miss Arbuthnot, Miss Wark, Mrs.
Innes, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. D. 0. Lewis,
Mrs. J. T. Reid, Mrs. F. Higgins,
Mrs. G. F. Matthews, Mrs. Brett,
Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Miss Robertson, Mrs. Ridgeway Wilson, Miss
Wilson, Mrs. Rithet, Mrs. Genge, Mrs.
McMicking, Mrs. Lugrin, and the
Misses Lugrin, Mrs. Todd, Mrs. Chas.
Todd, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Morris, Mrs.
Harrison, Mrs. Douall, Mrs. Geo.
Phillips, Mrs. Lawson, the Misses
Lawson, Mrs. H. Lawson, Mrs. D. D.
McTavish, Mrs. Devereaux, the
Misses Devereaux, Mrs. Leeder, Mrs.
R. Mackenzie, Mrs. Devlin, Mrs. Rant,
Miss Mara, Miss Ellis, Mrs. Sayward,
Miss Lawson, Miss Hickey, Mrs.
Dewdney, Mrs. R. Wilby, Mrs. J. Harvey, Mrs. H. Carmichael, Mrs. W. C,
Berkeley, Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. Butchart,
Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Home,
Mrs. Troup, Mrs. Roy Troup,,.Ml
Rismuller, Mrs. O. M. Jones, Mrs.
Foulkes, Mrs. Gore, Mrs. Heisterm;
and Miss Heisterrnan, *      (
(Continued from Page 1)
vious that, if the matter had bei
allowed to rest with the dismiss
by   trie   Police   Magistrate,   the
would have been' a -miscarriage
justice.   The chauffeur crossed t
street to the wrong' side; in doii
so, he skirted two tramcars, ai
wound up by killing a bystandt
Anyone  having occasion  to  vi
Vancouver knows that the strei
are becoming more dangerous eve
day.    The drivers of motor c;
deliberately   break   tlfe   law   a
charge up a monthly fine to th
expense   account.   , Some   peo
complain that the new Automo
Act is too drastic.   It begins to I
as if it were not half severe enoi
to protect people who are not
enough to own motor cars.
ago a woman was arn
on Johnson street on
charge of vagrancy. She was ti
to the cells ancl confined there i
4 o'clock in the afternoon til
o'clock at night. By this time
had secured bail, and was alio
to go home. Next morning
case came on. There was nt
particle of evidence to justify
arrest and she was allowed to
This woman has lived in Vict
nearly four years. She has n<
been charged by the police
any offence. Nothing is kn
against her character. She
worked for one of the best kn
firms in the city, and lives on C
street, where she has a respect
Don't Dream Your Own Home and the
Happiness it affords, Have that Home Now
Wishing won't get it—dreaming won't get it—but Weiler Bros., Ltd., store WILL get it.   That's just what Weiler Bros., Ltd., store is here for—to make
the home dreams of all come true.   You want a home of your own—then come to Weiler Bros., Ltd.   We are ready for you.
These New
On our fourth floor are guaranteed
to be made of genuine Tennessee
Mountain Red Cedar. It necessarily contains knots—the more knots
the more fragrant thc odor, which
drives away all mice and  insects.
A Suggestion
A birthday, wedding or holiday
gift that will bc highly treasured
by the recipient, as well as a
pleasure to the donor.  A Necessity
in any home.
Fifteen Different Sizes and Designs
to Choose From
Each Chest contains a large package of Red Cedar Shavings. These
are the newest things in town.
Come to our fourth floor and
examine the first new shipment
from $45.00 to $20.00
A Splendid, New, Complete
Line of Table Glassware
You can have a complete, handsome set of Table Glassware for very little
cost if you select from our splendid showing. The design of this set which
we are making special mention of has a very dainty design; the shape of the
pieces is also very attractive. We would like you to come and see this new,
complete arrival.   We herewith list the prices:
Decanters, per pair $2.50
Water Jugs, each  $1.25
Claret Jugs, each $2.00
Tumblers, per dozen $1.50
Liqueur Glasses, per dozen.. .$2.00
Ports and Sherries, per dozen $2.50
Claret Glasses, per dozen $2.75
Champagne Glasses, per doz. .$1.50
Custard Cups, per doz.  ... .$3.00
Finger Bowls, per doz $3.50
Ice Plates, per dozen $4.00
Yes, this is a Carpet Store, too
We sell carpets as we do everything else—at the most reasonable prices in
existence.   The good, serviceable, beautiful .kinds that never disappoint.
Twice the room formerly given them and twice the stock.   Carpet Size Rugs
also.   It will pay you to come down to Weiler Bros., Ltd.
Just Arrived Today
Beautiful New Flower
Baskets and Vases
These have just come in, and if you
want real pretty holders for pretty
flowers, come and select a few of
these before they are picked over.
The value is apparent at a glance.
See these today on our first floor,
from, each, ioc.
Mail Orders
It does not matter what you want,
we can get it for you. If you
cannot come to the store, just
write us a note and tell us what
you want and we will send it to
you immediately and correctly.
We have the finest Mail Order
system in the West. No delay here.


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