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Array [for prize limerick competition see page eight
Special 43c Luncheon Served Daily
11.30 a. m. till 2 p. m. Six Course
Special Chicken Dinner, 75c, every
Sunday 11.30 a. m. till 9 p. m. at
The King George Grill
j6j Yates Street   :    :    White Cooks
The Week
A British eolnmbia Newspaper and Review,
Published at Victoria. B. e.
Hall & Walker
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephoiie 83
Vol,. IX.    N6. SO
Ninth Year
Ninth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
I x ancl Council of the City of Victoria have made a tentative move
the purpose of extending the City
mndaries and absorbing the adjoining
iral districts. As a preliminary they have
stituted a campaign and have held sev-
al meetings at which the project has been
scussed with leading property owners in
e Saanich District. The first thought that
rikes one is, that these municipal mis-
jnaries have received no mandate from
e citizens of Victoria, and that the idea
absorption is one which they themselves
Ive originated.   The reception which they
et with at Saanich can hardly be called
couraging, several of the leading agricul-
rists, who attended the meeting reminded
Mayor and Aldermen who spoke in
|vour of the scheme, that there is a verse
the best of books with which they can-
It be very familiar. It speaks of a
earn" and a "mote," and applied to the
ssent circumstances would suggest that
Ifore the City Council of Victoria tinder-
>k to manage its neighbours' affairs it
ght well learn to manage its own. This
•uld seem to be the first and very tangible
jument against the project. The next
s also suggested by the Saanich Dele-
ion, viz., that the City of Victoria has
yet grown   sufficiently   in   immediate
I.ximity to the rural boundaries to make
lexation a natural process. There is still
arge area of agricultural land within
City limits, and until this is built on
|re is no necessity and no logical reason
extending the boundaries. A third rea-
1 is, that Victoria is one of the highest
led cities in the Dominion and is heavily
fdened with natalities, which will mature
[the near future. There is little doubt
It the Mayor and Aldermen are much
re impressed with this fact, because they
better acquainted with it, than outers, and it can hardly be doubted that
reason for seeking the extension of the
boundaries is to procure a larger area
in which to derive revenue.   It is quite
.eivable that in the not distant future,
oria will have built up to its municipal
ndaries in every direction.   When that
: comes, the value of land near to the
boundaries will have risen very con-
| rably, and a. portion of it at any rate
need to be exploited for building pur-
as.   By that time a greater Victoria may
1^ necessity, and it can be achieved with
antage to the outsiders as well as the
ders. At present it would be entirely a
-sided affair. It is hardly necessary to
\i out how well the adjoining munici-
jtjes and districts have managed their
1 affairs, and what a striking contrast
present to the general mismanagement
I'he Victoria City Council. This would
one to conclude that  any practical
I'me for extension is more likely to em-
:e from one of the outside municipali-
The only lesson that can profitably
learned from the present movement is
any extensive schemes of drainage or
1.r supply contemplated by outlying dis-
s, should be designed with a view to
m in the future. Apart from this it is
likely that there will be any more prac-
result from the present abortive cam-
|;n than the letting off of a little steam,
the "education" of those who are for-
Iite enough to be able to find time to
iid the meeting.
still is, the active ancl energetic President
of the Victoria ancl Esquimalt branch, but
he has founded three or four provincial
branches, of which he has been elected chief
officer, ancl lie has received the conspicuous
honour of being made vice-president of the
Navy League, London. Mr. Wolley's
latest activity runs in the direction of advocating what may be styled a Marine Department of the Boy Scouts. Such a department has been established at home, and
is called a Naval Cadet Corps. There is
reason to believe that Colonel Hall, the
chief scout of B. C, sympathises with the
project, ancl if so it is certain that there
will be no difficulty now, in securing the
necessary support from the Dominion
Government. If the officials of H. M.
Canadian Navy were approached, they
would probably consent to the Esquimalt
Naval Yard, guns ancl gunnery instructor
to be placed at the service of the boys.
They might also in this matter at any rate,
follow the English lead, and allow tlie boys
to procure the proper uniforms in blue, at
cost price, from the purveyor of Navy
stores at Ottawa. Since there can be no
question as to the high value of the movement, from whatever standpoint it is regarded, it would seem to The Week that
the visit of Commander MacDonald furnishes a fitting opportunity to discuss the
matter more fully. No doubt, the Captain
would consent to bringing it under the no*-*
tice of Admiral Kingsmill. At any rate
we throw out the suggestion for what it
is worth, and would be greatly surprised
if the co-operation of two such earnest
public spirited men as Colonel Hall ancl
Clive Phillips Wolley cannot speedily secure what will be a real boon for the Boy
Scouts of Victoria.
'I the many excellent services rendered to British Columbians by
e Phillips Wolley, perhaps the most
ortant has been in connection with the
|y League.   Not only has he been, and
has been a little "spat" in the City
Council on the matter of the large
expenditure to be made on the new High
School. Opinions differ, and The Week
happens to be of those who think that
something like fifty thousand dollars is being expended in "frills" which are not in
the least degree useful, though they may
be slightly ornamental. Tlie Week has always been a strong advocate of education,
ancl it has pleaded for efficiency when other
papers have been dumb. But its advocacy
has been rather more in the direction of
paying the teaching staff a figure which,
would ensure the highest competency.
Whatever may be said to the contrary, we
are very far from having attained that
standard; and it seems an anomaly to under-pay tlie teaching staff and go the limit
on decorating the buildings. Many foolish
tilings are clone nowadays in the name of
education. Under the guise of benefitting
the children, there is a great deal of self
glorification among School Trustees. Perhaps it is approaching the limit of fair
criticism to say this in a Victoria paper,
because some of our Trustees at any rate,
could not be improved upon in any city iii.
tlie world, but they appear to be the victims of a vicious system, which prevents
them from taking any initiative in the matter of a sound, practical and simple curriculum, but which forces them to build an
attractive monument and call it a school.
It is not that $250,000 or even $300,000
is too much to spend on a High School,
but the complaint, ancl The Week believes
it to be a just one, is that the same degree
of efficiency could have been attained witli
a very much smaller expenditure, and even
then a reasonable amount of decoration
could have been secured. Even the School
Trustees have been infected with the
"spending bug."
COMING EVENTS—The Provincial
Legislature is to meet on the llth
of January, and it is an open
secret that a redistribution Bill based on
the late Dominion Census will be passed,
and that shortly afterwards, probably the
last week in March, there will be an election. This is strictly in accordance with
constitutional usage. It is impossible to
say what course the Redistribution Bill will
take, but it may be well to correct a mistaken notion that membership is based on
population. This is not so in any case, ancl
the only effect which increased population
has is to determine the creation of new
electoral districts. For instance, since the
last Dominion Census, an entirely new centre of population has been created at Prince
Rupert ancl along the Skeena as far as
Hazelton ancl Aldermere. This will naturally lead to a division of the Comox-Atlin
district. The development of the Nicola
Valley, which is now the owner of a large
population may not improbably lead to a
similar result. Just how the cities of Victoria ancl Vancouver will stand affected
by means of the enormous expansion of tlie
latter is doubtful. A strong demand will
be made for increased representation for
the Terminal City, and it will no doubt have
to be met. Probably the best method of
dealing with the matter would be to create
one or two new constituencies in the large
near-by districts which are being peopled
•so>"apid!y. The other important maiter, to
demand the attention of the House, will be
thc new railway policy. It is generally
understood that this will include an assured north ancl south trunk line from A'ancouver by way of 'the Fraser ancl Fort
George to the Peace River Country, and
important branch lines in connection with
the G. T. P., C. P. R. and C. N. R., both
on tlie mainland ancl Vancouver Island.
When tlie Honourable W. R. Ross returns
from Ottawa, it will be found that the
control of land in the railway belt, the
control of water powers, and tlie question
of Fisheries protection will have been
settled in accordance with the view of the
Provincial Government.
CITY WAGES—TheWeek is in entire
agreement with the Colonist on the
subject of a referendum to settle
the day wage of city labourers. • It believes that the Trades ancl Labour Council
is right in objecting to a referendum, and
it stands on the ground tliat if the Council
lacks courage to discharge its proper functions, the members have no right to remain
in office. Tlie question of what a man
should bc paid for his work is not, or at
any rate should not be made, one of policy.
It is a simple matter of appraising value
and acting accordingly. The Council is in
a far better position to determine this matter than the ratepayers as a whole, and it
is their legitimate work. If every matter
on which the Mayor and Aldermen failed
to agree, were made the subject of a referendum, there would be little time left for
the business of life. The argument put up
by tlie labour men would seem to be unanswerable, the cost of living in Victoria
is notoriously high; no competent judge
will question the fairness of a thrce-dollar-
a-day rate. If the present Council lacks
the courage to award this rate, it at least
has the alternative of leaving the matter
for the new Council to deal with, and this
is the only manly course to pursue.
tion, selling advertising space at the highest
possible price. Its editorials generally trivial to the verge of frivolity; its conclusions are far too strained and unnatural to
appeal to the sane niind, ancl distortion
seems to be its strong suit. There is anT
other aspect of its editorial columns which
may not matter much, but which is just
about as objectionable as the continual
flaunting of the Stars and Stripes. It not
only belittles but ridicules many things
which British subjects hold dear. It is impossible to imagine what it hopes to achieve
by these mental acrobatics; it can hardly
have a serious mission; perhaps its sole
idea is to amuse, ancl if this is a correct
diagnosis of its disease it might not be out
of place to suggest a slight alteration in
its title, which should read "Canadian
Comic Collier's."
Bishop Cridge enters on his ninety-
fifth year tomorrow. It takes but a
few words to chronicle this simple fact, but
it would take volumes to indicate all that
it means. To tell of the lifetime of the
Bishop would be to deal with half a century of the life of the city, but even that
record would not touch the hidden history
of joy ancl sorrow, of sacrament and sanctuary, in which he has played an important
part. His has always been the gentle spirit,
..\\p sympai»hetic heart and the safe counsel'
'sought by men and women in moments of
stress. The record of such experiences is
to be found in one book only, and that
book has not yet been "opened." To the
newcomers in this modern, pushing, clamorous city, he is unknown. To the younger
generation he is a picturesque ancl a venerable figure, to the older generation he is
a loving memory, ancl to all men he is a
noble example of tlie Prophet of the Lord,
who brings the benediction of the past to
the children of men.
AMERICA—About the silliest subject
that could be discussed in the silly
season, not even excluding the
gooseberry ancl the sea serpent, is that of
whether Canadians should resent the usurpation of the title America by the people of
the United States. By all means let them
have it, it pleases them and it doesn't hurt
us. There may have been a time when
their right to the title could have been reasonably disputed, but now it is something
like second-hand clothing, and in this hygienic age uo one wants to wear a garment
that someone else lias worn. The average
Canadian is content with a name in which
his own country figures, if the American
feels any bigger for using the name of a
Continent by all means let him use it. And
above all let him use it without protest
or he may begin to think it posessses some
CANADIAN COLLIER'S—The Canadian   edition   of   Collier's is an
amusing production.   It is not easy
to understand its "raison d'etre" unless one
regards it solely as a commercial proposi-
ANEWS SERVICE—There is some
agitation in Eastern Canada for a
Government News Service ancl nr>
wonder when one thinks how long Canada,
has suffered at the hands of American news
agencies. In discussing the matter the
Colonist urges that the true solution of the
problem lies in a Government telegraph
system and it suggests that a Government
News Agency would necessarily be partisan. This may be' true, and probably is,
but there is a third solution which ought
not to be impracticable; could not the
Government subsidise an agency such as
Renter's, whicii is an expert organization
ancl absolutely free from partisan influence.
It is pretty certain that during his first
Parliament Mr. Borden will be induced to
take some steps in this important matter. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1911
I have had a horried shock. For
once in my life, I have been taken
seriously. A lady subscribed, who
lives in Kamloops, has taken exception to an article, whicii 1 wrote,
some four weeks ago, anent the Carnegie Library. This article was
meant to be humorous; in fact several people told me that it was the
funniest thing t bad written for many
months. But my lady subscriber evidently thought differently, and she
wrote me to the effect that I had
written an article which was distinctly demoralising to Victoria in particular, and to any British Possession
in general. I want to point out to
her, and to anybody else, who may
have got the same false conception,
that this was . the time that the
"Lounger" got humourous, that he
did not really mean what he said,
'and: that hc really meant to say
something nasty about the way in
whicii public  institutions are  run  in
* *   *
Early this week one of my wealthy
acquaintances took mc out in his car.
He did not know the city very well;
neither did I. Like a fool, he asked
me to direct him, and I said "Right
Oh,'' Let's go clown Foul Bay Road."
We went, and we suffered. Now
Foul Bay Road is supposed to be a
trunk road of Victoria; nobody who
drove down it would take it for such.
I don't want to be nasty to the City
Engineer; he has a hard job and he
does it well, but he has made a "big
break" in the Foul Bay district, ancl
I think it is up to me tp call his
attention to the fact.
* *   *
I think that it is about time that
I called the attention of the public
to thc fact that men are not supposed to smoke on the back platforms of the cars. The cars are
run for the public benefit; they arc
not run for the benefit of the casual
hopper-on who boards them in order
to get to town early. I have noticed him many a time. He gets on,
he does not smoke ancl he stands at
the back.   Hc is a nuisance.
* *   *
I was over in Vancouver for a
couple of days this week, ancl in the
intervals of business took occasion
to lounge through the stores, mainly
in order to ascertain how the Christmas show and Christmas prices compared with Victoria. I think I may
safely, say that in variety, in attractiveness ancl in values, Victoria has
the Terminal city beaten. I never realized before what an important figure
Chinatown cuts when it comes to the
Christmas stocking. There is something unique and bizarre about many
of the offerings, with which the
Oriental strews his bargain counter.
Vancouver has a Chinatown, but it
was very small and unimportant compared with the Victoria colony. Personally I have no use for the Oriental, hc does not figure in my
scheme of existence, hc diggeth not
my garden, and he cooketh not my
meals, but when it comes to spending
a few dollars from my diminutive
salary for the amusement of sundry
little nephews and nieces in the Old
Country, I must say that I find the
Chinese and Japanese store a Godsend. It must be admitted, however,
that in the matter of ordinary Christmas goods, thc big stores in Vancouver have a pull. I suppose tllis is
inevitable, in view of the vastly
greater population, which brings me
in the way of answering a question
which was propounded in thc Victoria
Times a few days ago. That sapient
journal wished to know'what single
benefit could result to' the people
from a "Greater Victoria." I must
confess that at-the time, nothing occurred to me,, however, nor has -my
darkness been enlightened by the' educational campaign ,of the Mayor* and
his satellites, jiut -it cloes now-.occur
to me that a' population, .of a fyindrjM
thousand'furnishes a so" ninety; .l)iflgcp;
market for the tradesmen that they
well can afford to lay in bigger and
better stocks. This may seem a small
mouse to emerge from a big mountain, but even the mouse looms .arge
to the shopper with a small purse.
* *   *
I cannot conceal a chuckle of satisfaction at the very speedy demand
for another "public convenience." I
know it is not a particularly attractive subject to discuss, therefore, I
will dismiss it in a few words, but as
I happen to be the only champion
of these much needed public benefits,
I must stick to my guns. No sooner
has the one near the Post Office been
opened than the demand comes fnr
another near the Junction of Yates
and Douglas. I understand that it is
intended to follow this with one near
the fountain on Douglas Street, and
with another at the foot of Johnson
Street. All this is as it should be, and
not one single reasonable objection
can be raised. I would, however, like
to suggest, in spite of my anti-American proclivities, that there are
some things which we can learn even
from Seattle, ancl one is how to finish
off a "public convenience" so that its
real character may be effectually disguised. There is a large one on First
Avenue, Seattle, on which a number
of Park benches have been placed,
an ornamental iron roof supported on
neatly designed pillars surmounts it.
A number of shrubs in wooden tubs
are scattered around and the whole
character of the place is altered. It
looks like a little rest-resort at the
corner of a busy street, and the entrance to the underground portion
is so skilfully disguised that it is not
noticed/* TPb approach the present
convenience in Victoria, ancl march
across the bare open space to an
entrance which is conspicuously labelled requires as much courage as
to  face  a  regiment  of  soldiers.
* *   *
I want to call attention to a matter
which might be considered to be outside my domain, but which has come
under my notice. I happened to be
in one of the largest and handsomest
new blocks in Victoria this week, it is
one of our modern skyscrapers ancl is
supposed to have been constructed on
the most approved design. To my
amazement I noticed that the ceiling
is cracking, some of the steel beams
are bending, and even the pillars
were giving a little. Now the soh
explanation is defective design,    itie
plans we're prepared by someohe: who
may be called an architect, but he is
certainly not an engineer. He may
have been very successful as a designer of the old Jjijliool, ancl evidently
knows nothing about the stress and
strain to which these modern buildings are subjected. I do not know
whether any of the other new blocks
are similarly defective, possibly not,
but the whole thing points to the
urgent necessity for securing competent inspection of building plans on
the part of some modern architect,
who is also an engineer? Obviously
such an officer must be in the employ
of the city, or before we know it
one of our big blocks will be crashing clown into the street and among
the unfortunate, though non-account,
citizen who may be buried in the
ruins, will probably be reckoned the
Preservation of Dialects
At a meeting of the Yorkshire Dialect Society in Sheffield Dr. Craigie,
of Oxford, called for greater efforts
to be made for the preservation of
dialects in England. He suggested
that the Yorkshire Dialect Society
should endeavour to place within the
reach of every Yorkshireman all that
was best in the dialect literature of
the county. There should also be
published a concise but comprehensive dictionary of the Yorkshire dialect at a reasonable price. Many
dialects had in all probability a long
life still before them.
Fastest Liner to Canada
The Allan Line has placed an order
for one of two new liners for the
Liverpool and Canadian mail service
with Messrs. Beardmore ancl Co.,
Glasgow. The liner will be 15,000
tons, and will be the fastest vessel on
the Canadian route. The second has
been placed with the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company.
New Copyright Law
The House of Lords have read a
second time after a brief debate the
Copyright Bill, which has already
passed the Commons, ancl provides
for international ancl imperial copyright.
In the year 1885, an English gentleman
and his wife were heing driven about Ireland
by a rather melancholy jarvey, who could see
no silver lining to tlie cloud overshadowing
his couutry and his own particular trade.
'Never mind, Pat," said the Englishman,
"you'll have a grand time when they give
you Home Rule."
"Hedad, your banner, and wc will—for a
"Why for a week?"
"Drivin' all tlie gintry to the boat!"
answered Pat.
Hotel Westholme
Hear Miss Thurston & Miss Peggy Daugherty
in the Latest up-to-date Vocal
"Get the Habit—Everybody Goes There"
All the
Festive Preparations
So lavishly planned, at this season of the year,
are unsubstantial unless you have a plentiful
supply of Mumm's "Extra Dry" Champagne
—which adds that refined ancl finished touch to
every Christmas. Be sure to specify Mumm's
Extra Dry. Do not allow your dealer to supply
you with a substitute. See that the bottle bears
the Rose-colored Capsule. No genuine "Extra
Dry"    without    this    distinguishing    mark.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
Victoria Vancouver Nelson
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Private Greeting Cards
for Xmas and New Year
A varied assortment of beautiful designs direct
from the Old Country. We print them with your
own name and address which gives them an individuality not found in the "store-bought" variety.
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We are better fitted to satisfy more thoroughly than ever the demands of thost
New Marzipan,  Fruit and Vegetable  Style—Most  beautiful  imitations and a nios
delicious  confection.   Only   a   few   dozen   boxes   left.
Rowntree's   Xmas   Tree   Novelties—Just   the   fascinating   things   that   please   th'
children, a large selection to choose from, each    ioc and  51
Xmas Candles, 24, 36 and 48 to thc box   201
Xmas Candle Holders, per dozen  151
Bon Bons, per box  $2.00 to 25
Santa Claus Stockings  $2.75 to 10
A   Fine   Lot   of   Fancy   Packages   of   Candy,   also   Fancy   Austrian   Hand-workei
Baskets filled with Chocolates or Crystallized Fruits to Order
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The Gamblers
On Wednesday night an American
play entitled "The Gamblers," was
presented at the Victoria Theatre.
The advanced notices modestly announced that it was a "masterpiece."
This is rather unkind to Mr. Klein,
because it puts his other plays in'a
sad hole. It is defective in construction, melodramatic to the verge of
burlesque, absolutely unsound in
philosophy and ethics, and moreover, was presented by a company
which, with the exception of two old
gentlemen, was about as poor in histrionic ability as Victoria audiences
have suffered from. The leading man
was a freak, who could not by any
stretch of the imagination be supposed to rank higher than a stable
man. The incongruity of such a man
ousting an accomplished barrister in'
keenly interested in the coming engagement here of the Lambardi
Opera Company which takes place on
the dates of .Monday and Tuesday,
December 18th and 19th, at the Victoria theatre. Advance information
indicates that Impresario Lambardi,
who has spent a lifetime in grand
opera production, has gathered about
him for the present tour, many of the
most noted singers in the world of
music. There are some twenty of
these, many of them entirely new to
American audiences. Among these
are Mme. Elvira Gasazza, the distinguished mezzo soprano, of Milan.
Mme. Casazza comes to this country
direct from La Scala, where she has
sung for the past two seasons. She
possesses one of those rare, mellow,
voluminous voices heard so infrequently as compared to other qual-
the affections of a society lady appeared so ridiculous as to verge on
the farcical. The fact of the matter
is, that the leading American critic
is right when he says there is no
American School of Drama. Charles
Klein is as far from being a dramatist
as for instance Austin is from being
a poet, and by common consent that
is a very long way.
Busy Izzy
The patrons of the Victoria Theatre who were fortunate enough to
attend the performance of Busy Izzy
on Thursday night had two hours of
genuine laughter-making fun. It was
not a play, but a series of individual
"turns," nearly all of them clever.
Busy Izzy was one of the most entertaining Hebrews imaginable, and
he was well supported by the male
and female members of his company.
It was an evening of tomfoolery if you
like, but the fun was infectious, the
situations grotesque, the dancing and
singing good, the travesty of a minstrel troupe excellent, and the whole
show the cheapest dollar's worth seen
in Victoria for many a day.
The Lambardi Opera Co.
Music lovers of this city, while
permitted to hear several well-known
concert artists this season, and most
ities of tone, while as an actress she
has attained eminence in many of the
important musical centers of the old
world. Mme. Casazza is said to be
almost incomparable as Azucena, thc
gypsy queen, in Verdi's tuneful Trovatore, while as Delilah, in Saint
Saens' famous Biblical work—a role
that has been sung and acted but by
singers in the realm of grand opera,
she has achieved her greatest
Mme. Casazza was willing to forego the matter of a New York debut,
departing from the usual custom of
most foreign celebrities when engaged for an American tour.
The   repertoire   to   be   given   here
will be as follows:   Monday, December iSth, "Madame Butterfly"; Tuesday, December 19th, "Faust."
Polly of the Circus
A rising young preacher of exalted
reputation falls in love with a young
and handsome circus rider in the play
"Polly of the Circus," with Miss Ida
St. Leon in the title part, that will
be seen at Victoria Theatre on Friday and Saturday, December 22 and
23. Two deacons of the young pastor's church raise all kinds of particular trouble over the affair and the
women of the congregation storm in
scandalized fashion, but you will sympathize with tiie preacher and his love
for the little circus rider, and love
her too.
"Polly of the Circus" is a protest
against the ostracism of show people
by the churches. In this production
Frederic Thompson reaches out beyond the footlights and taps the conscience of the audience on its shrinking shoulders. The story deals with
circus life and shows pictures that
are wonderful creations whicii only
a man like Frederic Thompson can
produce, as he has proven to the
theatre-loving public that he knows
what they want in the amusement
line, having produced such successes
as "Brewster's Millions," "A Fool
There Was," the big New York success, "The Spendthrift," and the success of "Polly of the Circus," is nothing short of wonderful. We will sec
a very realistic circus on the stage,
showing the ring as we saw it on
the lot many and many a time, with
the clowns, acrobats, gymnasts, bareback riders, ringmasters, tumblers, thc
beautiful horses and ponies that do
the remarkable tricks, aerial acts, all
on the stage of the theatre, which is
phenomenal. This is the same pr .-
duction that played one solid ye_>i' Pt
the Liberty Theatre, New York City.
Watch for the street parade. A special children's matinee will be given
Saturday  afternoon,  December  2.|Vfi.
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most
Comfortable Picture Theatre     \
in the City
Watch for Constant Improvements in Appointments and Service.
The latest and best Motion
Pictures,   Funny   Comedies,
Western     Plays,     Thrilling
Splendid Modern Dramas*
Pictures    changed    Monday,
Wednesday, Friday
We Cater to Ladies and
Continued Performance
1 to 11 p.m.
Announcement Extraordinary
Vietoria Theatre, Two Nights
Monday & Tuesday, Dec. 18 & 19
The Lambardi Grand
Opera Compny
Mario Lambardi, Impresario
(One Hundred and Twenty-five People)
Including Twenty World-famous Singers, in a Superb Production
of Puccini's Wonderful Japanese Opera, "Madame Butterfly"
and Gounod's Faust. Both with all-star casts, including Mme.
Deanette Alvina, Adalcisa Giana, Manuee Salazar,
Angelo Antola, Antonio Sabeelico. Salvatore Sciaretti,
and others.
Magnificent Orchestra under Sic. Fulgenzio GuErriEri    .
Great Singing Chorus.   New ancl Novel Scenic, Costuming ancl
Property Effects.
Prices—$2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c
Seats now on sale. Curtain, 8.30 Sharp.
The  Distinguished  Character
"Famous   Scenes   from   Famous
Vaudeville's Comic Genius
"The Happy Hebrew"
An Amusing Oddity
"The World's Wisest Bull Dog"
"A Youth and a Maid"
Nellie Thomas
Songs and Dances
Premier  Cornet  Soloist
In Popular and Classical Music
The Bijou
One of the largest Picture Theatres in Western Canada. The House
has been thoroughly remodelled with sitting capacity increased to 700
seats. The Bijou is the first theatre opened with a 5c admission,
giving a show equal to any of the 10c shows in town. Our daily
performance consists of 4,000 ft, of film (4 reels), illustrated song and
a 3-pieccd orchestra. We are running 24 reels weekly, almost everything that is produced. REMEMBER, wc change our program
each and every day and admission only 5c.
Watch for our Next Sensation
Johnson Street
Victoria, B. C.
Victoria Theatre
December 22 and 23
Return of
Ida St. Leon
A Circus Artiste that is a real Actress
In the Great I'lay
Polly of the Circus
(By Margaret Mayo)
A Real Circus on the Stage
Assisted    by    the    World's    Famous
Acrobats and Bareback Riders, the
Prices—$1.50 to 25c
Matinee—Child.en 50c.     Adults 75c.
Seats on Sale Wednesday, Dec. 20th. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1911
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper   and   Revhw
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C.,  Canada
Sir. James Douglas
K.C. B.
The Early History of Vancouver
Written Specially for the Week
by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
The reference, in my last, to the
Vancouver Island and Alaskan cases,
was not meant to show the methods,
generally, of the British and United
States governments in dealing with
young settlements. I was explaining
the rather exceptional case of the
Island, coming under an old law of
the Revolutionary period, when the
Colonies were a fringe along the Atlantic seaboard. In fact, there is no
analogy between the compact, homogeneous United States Home-lands,
which settlers occupy, and the sea-
severed; very diverse, Colonial lands
of Britain. The respective circumstances dictate dissimilitude. A marked difference, I have said, is, that,
as to the external British possessions,
the Sovereign in Council (practically,
now, the Home Ministry of the day),
determines, freely, the applicableness
of institutions in establishing, or governing, a young colony, whereas, in
the United States, a particular form
is prescribed by the Constitution,
known as the "Territorial" form of
government, which is too well known
to need explanation here. In practice, until a "Territory" gets an elective legislature, it is not unlike a
British "Crown Colony."
On second thought, before returning to the point of my digression
from the narrative, namely, the 1857
Select Committee, it may be helpful
to give the reader a little anticipatory
account of British opinion re Colonies, in the "sixties," and for some
time later. That was, and is, the main
thing for us out here to know about
that period, yet few seem to appreciate it. Separation from all the colonies was growing apace as a national
Home-policy, ancl, as a prelude, "federation" was favoured. The current'
of opinion in that direction, in England, if not Britain, became a distinct
political factor. The old Free Traders, who were all-powerful in the
Commons, regarded the Colonies as
troublesome appendages, the trade of
which, in any event, Britain would
retain. Of Empire they had no conception. Their trusted leader, Richard
Cobden wrote:
"The Colonial system, with all its
"dazzling appeals to the passions of
"the people, can never be got rid of
"except by the indirect process of
"Free Trade, which will gradually and
"imperceptibly, loosen the bonds
"which unite the Colonies to us by a
"mistaken notion of self-interest."
Again, in liis speech, approving the
federation of the North American
Colonies, he said, it was for the interest of both Canada and the
Mother Country, that they should, as
speedily as possible, sever the political thread by which they were, as
communities, connected. For that
reason, he, and those acting with
'him, supported the federative proposal. That was not merely tbe
opinion of a party in the Commons;
it became the general public opinion,
influencing both legislation and administration. It was hoped, at the
Colonial office that Federation would
tend to lessen the friction, and correspondence, in dealing with tbo numerous colonies. The era, as Disraeli
said in a speech on Colonial affairs,
was the era of "Government by Under
Secretaries, most of the principal Secretaries being in the Mouse of Lords,
Some of the former were not restrained by officialdom from expressing views that, now, seem remarkable.   Sir R. G. W. Herbert, Perman
ent Under-Secretary, and real ruler,
at the Colonial Office, on my suggesting that certain things might cause
local dissatisfaction, out here, said,
politely, "As to that, Mr. Sproat, if
"the people are dissatisfied and see a
"remedy, even in joining the United
States, this office will not object."
The above era, with its Colonial
Policy, certainly the most remarkable
policy in the modern history of Great
Britain, has passed, but the Empire-
problem, one of the greatest issues
ever at stake in the world, remains
without any prospect of solution. I
refer here to that strange era, owing
to the effect of its prevailing sentiment on our little history here, in
this, the last scene of direct British
government on the continent, what do
we find? The Declaratory Act, which
had helped the Island, was never applied to the new mainland-colony. It
was made practically inoperative by a
short Act pushed through Parliament
by the Home Government, declaring
that, under the Rule of Governor and
Council, if the latter should contain
a certain proportion of elected members, that would constitute "representative government." Overstaffing
the little colonies here might incline
them to unite for economy's sake, and
union would be in the line of Federation which, as many hoped, would
be the prelude to separation. The
Home Government, in these matters,
did not act from any blindness or
caprice; its policy was deliberate,
and was carried out, astutely. Douglas retired with a K. C. B., but, not
understanding the Home policy, or,
acting on his convictions, he supported, in a private station, the "Independence of the Island, with the Free
Port." His successors, Kennedy and
Seymour, both Colonial-office men,
had their private instructions. Our
delegates, resolutions of public meetings, newspaper articles: these did
not matter a row of pins, as far as
the pre-determined Home policy was
concerned. There were several Governments between 1858 and 1866.
That of the Tory Earl of Derby
(Feb. 25, 1858 to 18 January, 1859),
in which Sir E. B. Lytton was Colonial Secretary, certainly favoured
free government in the colony, but
the above insistent public opinion, at
home, directed succeeding governments in their colonial action generally—witness Earl Granville and
New- Zealand.
As for myself, I accompanied a
worthy colleague to defeat here, in
the decisive election of 1865, with
the "Independence of the Island and
the Free Port," on our banner—the
same that Douglas favoured. Success would have tended to make Victoria the rival of San Francisco. Going, then, to London, I was chairman, for half a dozen years, of the
Committee to watch British Columbian affairs, (on which A. G. Dallas
and Donald Fraser served), which
position I left to become the first
Agent-General of the Province. The
doors of the Colonial Office, and the
columns of the "Times," were ope»
to me. These little experiences are
mentioned to show, that, whether I
made good use of it or not, I had
some opportunity of knowing what
was going on.
The reader, perhaps, is now better
prepared to return with me, in my
next, to the 1857 Select Committee
on Hudson's Bay Company's affairs,
ancl to the genesis of the mainland
colony, and Douglas' connection
Postscript.—How often have I sat
on platforms from which Bright,
Cobden and Mill spoke! Bright was
thc only speaker who ever made me
rise, involuntarily, to my feet. A
greater master of argumentative exposition than Cobden, I never listened to, in language a boy could understand. Mill, author of books on
political economy and a work on
Logic, did not shine on the platform;
indeed, I often thought him illogical.
I never missed their meetings, but
cannot say that I was in much agreement with any of them.
A Talk about the Mental Qualities which Govern Life
By Keith J. Thomas
Mrs. Fincfather—"Arc you taking your husband abroad Ibis year?"
Mrs. Bonton—"Xo. I decided last year
when be insisted upon speaking of tbe Venetian gondolas as canal-boats tbat tbe real
charm of Europe is lost upon him."
Free will means the power to rule
our minds. We cannot rule unless
we understand. It is not necessary
that we should indulge in morbid introspections concerning ourselves.
We can learn by studying human nature, and by pondering over the lives
of the great men and women of the
ages. Self-control is the first lesson
that life teaches us, because without
it we cannot succeed in anything we
may undertake.
What Success Is
Success is merely a relative -term.
To some people it stands for happiness; to some, contentment; to
others, money. Money is not to be
despised. After all,, it is the visible
and tangible sign of success in business. We must never forget, however, that success in business does
not necessarily meain success in life.
The philosopher said, "Success cannot buy happiness," to which the
cynic replied: "No, but it can buy off
a lot of unhappiness." If you have
money you want to know how to use
it so that it will bring you actually
what you need, and this demands a
cultivated and well-balanced mind.
There is one quality of the mind
that makes for power and progress
above all others. Without it life
must be a failure and a fraud, hopeless and despairing. With it, all the
days are tinged with rose, all our
troubles, defeats and disappointments
are but the sign-posts marking the
steps of the road to success and happiness. It is the philosopher's stone
of life which turns all it touches to
gold. This quality is optimism. It
is a gift of God possessed by everyone, like free will. It may become
atrophied by lack of use, or remain
stunted by being used too little. Yet,
like all our natural gifts it will increase in value by cultivation and
use. Man was never meant to be a
pessimist. Pessimism is an entirely
artificial habit of mind that has no
existence. Take an example. The
optimist says, "Every cloud has its
silver lining." The pessimist replies:
"Every silver lining betokens a
cloud." "Yes," says the optimist,
"but the cloud only hides the sun for
a while. It is there all the time,
more powerful than the cloud, and in
time, its strength will disperse the
cloud altogether."
The Power of Optimism
In business, optimism generally
goes by the name of ambition. The
ambitious man sees only the goal
towards which he is striving. He has
his losses and his setbacks, but he
knows the goal is still accessible.
As soon as he begins to doubt that,
his efforts slacken ancl his work deteriorates in quality. Success is a
state of mind like everything else.
Each clay of achievement is a clay
of success, though the work may not
look profitable. Each task well done
is a help to success because it induces a sense of satisfaction, and
makes work easier and pleasanter.
You can see if you follow this line
of reasoning, that every material ancl
moral success is bound up with the
quality of optimism, ancl that the
more we cultivate this quality the
more successful and the happier we
shall be.
It is the duty of each one of us
to be an optimist. Do you suppose
that the derelicts of London who
throng the Embankment seats at
night, would be there if they were
optimists? Some of them fell into
the depths because they had no
strong hand to drag them upwards.
If they had had the self-reliance that
optimism breeds, do you suppose they
would have given up thc struggle?
Some got there through drink.
Drink, as we know, produces an artificial feeling of pleasure. It dulls
the pessimism of the brain. That
artificial state of mind can be produced much more easily hy an effort
of will. If all the world were pessimists what an awful place it would
be to live in. We all know men ancl
women who come into a room like
a ray of sunshine. They are optimists, and their influence makes other
people optimists too. You must be
one of those people—it is your duty
to yourself and to those you meet.
The effect of your optimism will
spread itself in ever-widening circles,
affecting people you never meet, and
the world will be a better and a
brighter place because of your life.
You have that duty to perform to the
world, and in performing it you will
gain affection and happiness as well
as  material success.
Happiness is Easy
You may think it is not easy to be
an optimist. It is easy because it
simply means being natural. All you
have to do is to be an optimist. Stop
reading this article a moment, and
smile. Don't you feel happier by that
very action? Now throw your chest
out and look upwards at the ceiling.
Doesn't that simple action help to
turn your thoughts upwards away
from mthe petty troubles and worries
of life? If you don't feel better after
that go out into the open and look
up at the sky. Up there your little
troubles would soon be lost. Nature
has no room for pessimism. It
breeds only in the narrow street and
among little people. Measure your
mind by the infinite and you will lose
all your little troubles.
If you study life you will not fail
to notice that for every pain there is
some compensation and for every
trouble some recompense. A man I
know, in his youth wanted to be a
journalist. He applied for a position
on a newspaper, and was offered a
job on the commercial side. He
went home, he said, wishing almost
that a tram would run over him and
end his disappointment. Today he is
at the top of his profession earning
probably three or four times as much
as he could have done if he had secured the work he asked for. What
he regarded as a disaster was the beginning of his success. If your daily
work is obnoxious to you, do it as
well as you can. Be sure it is devel
oping some side of your character
that will make you more successful
in life. Mr. Gladstone hated figures
when at school, but he mastered them
so successfully in after life that he
became Chancellor of the Exchequer
and, subsequently, Premier. Be sure
that your humdrum worrying work,
well done, is producing valuable experience and is moulding your character. Be an optimist ancl you will
get there.
Uses of Trouble
Look back over your life for two
things only. Once to note all the
pleasures it has brought you, and once
again to see how your troubles were
only the beginnings of happier times,
which you could not have had without them. Browning has crystallised
the sense of optimism in familiar lines
which are immortal because they are
true. Here they are. Learn them by
heart, and when you are depressed
ancl pessimistic, say them over, and
then look back over your life and
"count your blessings":—
"One    who    never    turned    his   back,    but
marched  breast   forward,
Never dougted clouds would break,
Never dreamed,  though right were worsted,
wrong would triumph,
Held   we   fall   lo   rise,   are   baffled   to   fight
better,  sleep to wake."
The mind has this great advantage
over matter, that it can create from
itself its own atmosphere. The grass
in the field scintillates and brightens
in the sun, and becomes dull when
the sun disappears behind a cloud.
The mind can store up its sunshine
and sparkle in dullness from its own
reserve of brightness. Just as the
engineer imprisons the flood waters
of the Nile to let it loose on the arid
plain during the drought, so the mind
can absorb its sunshine, and its
pleasant thoughts, and imprison them
till they are required to enliven dark
hours of difficulty and danger.
Mental  Sunshine
The dominant reality of life is
brightness and beauty. The body
responds to beauty whether it be
beauty of form, of scent, or of sound.
The physical counterpart of sunshine
is a bright expression. It is instructive to note how beauty produces
brightness. A beautiful melody exhilarates  the   mind   ancl  refreshes   the
body. The scent of flowers, even in
a room, conjures up visions in the
mind of sunlit spaces. Visible things
are seen because they reflect light.
The more power an object has of
reflecting light, the more pleasant it
is to look upon.
Some people are naturally more
cheerful than others. They have a
greater capacity for absorbing brightness into their minds and retaining
it there to be called out when needed. It is of such persons that we
say "their presence is like sunshine."
They correspond to those colours
which readily reflect light, and they
affect our spirits in a very similar
In the normal condition of mind,
thespirits rise in bright sunshine.
When the spirit is darkened by sorrow, or disappointment, the sunshine
passes or is unnoticed. It is there
if we choose to see it, and when the
sun sets or is hidden, the brightness
it gives to the earth is still there if
the mind will only let loose its hidden store of light. You have often
seen a landscape under a cloudy sky,
looking dark and forbidding. Suddenly the sun breaks out, and a thousand hidden splendours spring to
view. The sun does not create them.
They were there before, only you did
not see them. All the beauty of the
earth lies before your eyes whenever
you care to see it, if you will only
store up your sunshine and use it
when need arises.
The Power of Happy Thoughts
If you were to hang a room in
black and let the sun pour into it,
very little of its brightness would be
absorbed. It would be dark and depressing under all circumstances. A
white room, on the other hand, would
gleam in the sunshine and be bright,
even with a cloudy sky. If you are
to make your mind a storage place
for mental sunshine, you must first
of all clear out all the dark and forbidding thoughts, and replace them
with bright and pleasant ones. A
man stands sentinel at the portals of
his mind. He can admit or refuse
his thoughts at his will. One of the
penalties of Satan after his fall from
Heaven, according to Milton, was the
loss of his brightness:
"Oh  bow  fallen!   bow changed!
From   him  who,   in   the   happy   realm   of
Clothed with  transcendent  brightness  did'st
Myriads though  bright!"
It is our privilege to be able to
create for ourselves an earthly Paradise by the creation of bright thoughts
that will shine out and illumine our
lives. According to modern thought,
Heaven and Hell are matters of the
mind. Hell is a mind purged of
everything but gloom, Heaven the
glory of transcendent brightness. If
we allow worry ancl despair to come
into our mental houses and drive out
hope and contentment, it is our own
fault. To the lover the world is always a garden, bright with flowers
and sweet with incense. On the
darkest day his spirits are high and
undaunted. The world lies before
him at his feet. He would not
change bis state with kings, for he
has that within him which kings
would envy. This is purely a state
of mind created by himself, and it is
a state of mind that he can create
at any time.
A Cure for Pessimism
The mind is dominated by its
strongest interest. If you concentrate your thought upon your work,
you are oblivious to the external influences that surround you. If you
are absorbed in listening to music,
or in the contemplation of a beautiful
Iiieture thc state of the weather outside has no influence on you whatever. The small boy going home in
the dark whistles to keep his courage
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December 6 To 13
| December 6—
J. G. Moody—Yates and Broad Sts.—Alt   $3,500
H. T. Knott—Oscar St.—Dwelling  6,000
W. F. Yeamans—Edmonton St.—Dwelling  400
W. Little & Sons—Johnson St.—Basement  3,500
J. D. Cohn—Rose St.—Room  200
Canadian P. S. L. Co.—Constance St.—Shed  1,500
| December 7—
S. Jeeves—Work St.—Shed    240
Williams, Fraser & Williams—Yates St.—Alt  550
| December 8—
Van Killiger—Garbally Road—Dwelling   600
E. J. Lamphere—Prior St.—Dwelling   1,950
| December 11—
A. E. Shore—Howe St.—Dwelling  1,800
P. Burns, Ltd.—Fisguard St.—Stables  3,425
M. J. Richards—Fort St.—Store and Dwelling  3,000
Jno. G. Ogilvy—Fernwood Road—Dwelling   3,800
N. Bennet & Sons—Quadra St.—Garage  400
Chas. Northam—Burnside Road—Kitchen   250
E. Lebus—Davie St.—Dwelling  1,700
Victoria School Board—Douglas St.—Class Room  3,500
iDecember 12—
H. M. Parker—Clara St.—Dwelling  1,900
Ellen R. Thompson—Grant St.—Dwelling  2,800
IDecember 13—
H. M. Billing—Belmont Ave.—Chicken House  75
A. Somerville—Third St.—Dwelling  200
Hon. Justice Martin—Verrinder Ave.—Dwelling  2,600
There are signs that in certain directions Canadian enthusiasm has
hverruled commonsense and regard for the strict maintenance of Canadian credit. The incidents concerned have been comparatively few, but
lufficient in number to cause self-examination, self-admonition, and to
J-reate a resolve to mend ways which are not proving attractive or
profitable at home or abroad.
The chief unsatisfactory feature in this situation is the inability
hi various industrial amalgamations to pay dividends on their heavy
(capitalization, or to show earnings approaching the optimistic estimates
Itnade in the prospectus which was offered to the investor at the time
■of consolidation.   One prominent merger has defaulted on its bond
interest.   Another is likely to do so.   A third has failed to declare the
llividend on preferred stock.   A fourth has earned, during its second
wear, half a million dollars less than the estimated earnings.   These are
serious matters, and will have two effects:   first, an undermining of
confidence in Canadian securities;  and second, suspicion on the part
l)f investors in connection with securities issued by mergers.   Too
Iften, consolidation of industrial enterprises has meant over-capitaliza-
lion, counteracting difficulties of individual companies absorbed, making
lasy money for promoters, and almost invariably over-estimation of
conomies to be achieved from amalgamation.   Although it has been
laid by President Taft that it is possible to conduct business under
lioclern conditions without the crutch of combination, there are those
,rho think otherwise.   Wre shall, therefore, have more mergers ancl
lurther issues of their securities to the public.   The promoters may
jigure the following as certain factors in the situation:—
1.—More information than hitherto afforded as to the past history
Ind actual earnings of companies absorbed, must be given in the
2.—The investor must know what was paid for the properties
itccjiiired by thc consolidated company, and whether the consideration
|vas cash, stock, bonds, or all three.
3.—Greater discretion and conservatism must bc used in estimating the economies likely to accrue from amalgamation.
4.—Capitalization must be based upon the cost of acquiring properties, real assets, a reasonable amount for future development, and
legitimate profits to promoters.
5.—Capitalization should be such as to enable the predicted divi-
lends to be paid even in times of moderate trade depression.
The second undesirable feature, and one which has a tendency to
irow stronger, is unbridled speculation in land. Fortunately our banks
let as a check in this direction. The past few months have witnessed
lie birth of innumerable land companies. These have been floated
li every part of Canada, and a large number have found their way to
England. Prospectuses have been issued forecasting enormous profits
lo shareholders, profits which may not easily be paid at any time and
Jannot be disbursed in bad times. Such times come every few years
In every country. It looks as though the excitement of land specula-
lion has gained such an impetus that many are no longer content to
ramble with their own money. Through the medium of land com-
lanies, they are seeking the small investor's capital in order to swell
[ie amount available for speculation.
There is no desire to belittle the legitimate increase in land values.
there is a conservative appreciation of such values every year, in
Keeping with general progress and development. The rapidity of
Trowth in existing cities and in towns and the building of new cotn-
jnunities necessarily enhances real estate values. But the fact remains
Ihat some of these values have been forced beyond their proper point,
Ind that wild speculation is being fostered and encouraged by various
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Having carried on a successful brokerage business in Victoria,
B.C., for the past io years, we refer you to any bank, firm or
individual of that city as to our standing and integrity.
Seattle, March 6, ign.
Frank  W.  Stevenson
Walter   H.   Murphey
Work  Guaranteed Estimates  Free
Phone Fzog
John P. Morris
General Contractor
Foundations, Floors, Walks, all
kinds of Plain and Ornamental
Cement Work
Phoenix Street,      Victoria W.
P. O. Box 417
Blue Printing
Surveyors'  Instruments  and
Drawing   Office   Supplies
Electric Blue Print & Map
1218 Langley Street, Victoria, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1911
promoters. Mr. R. M. Home Payne, at the meeting of the British
Columbia Electric Railway in London last week, stated that that market
is now inundated with wild Canadian proposals, especially in land and
town properties. The same applies to Canada. It only requires the
investor to exercise the greatest caution in order to freeze the stream
of gushing offers.
The third unwelcome feature is the promotion of innumerable
industrial and other companies in Canada which are undeserving of
support. * Several of these have been criticized in the columns of The
Monetary Times during the past few weeks. The most common
method is for a professional company promoter with an attractive
scheme ancl with only the interests of his own bank account at heart,
together with a glib stock salesman, to initiate a stock selling campaign.
Extraordinary dividend promises are made, and unless the investor is
accustomed to examine a prospectus, to delete the wanderings of a
good imagination, and to get down to actual facts and prospects, he is.
likely to be led into helping to finance an enterprise which will never
make good. With so many excellent sources of unbiased advice on
investments, the day is passing when such promoters ancl stock salesmen should be allowed to fleece the investor.
The fourth factor, and perhaps the most important of all, is the
thoughtless freedom with which well-known and respected public men
in Canada allow their names to be used as founders or directors of
companies, about the promoters of whicii they know little and about
the prospects and probable conduct of which they know nothing.
It is not enough for a gentleman who values his good name to give
his services as a director simply because he sees that another eminent
public man has already clone so. In many cases it has been proved that
the first few prominent names have been used without permission or
obtained by false pretences. If the investor is to consider goocl names
on a directorate as an asset of a new company, he must know that the
directors are familiar with the company's origin, promoters, business,
management, conduct ancl prospects, and are willing to endorse the
enterprise personally as sound ancl worthy of confidence. Otherwise,
the investor will shortly refuse to consider as an investment attraction
a list of well-known men as directors.
These matters all need attention, and are part of a necessary
house-cleaning at home. In view of the wonderful development ancl
prosperity of the Dominion, it is only natural that a few flaws should
exist. In the interests of the British and foreign investor, and in the
best interests of Canada, we must remedy the undesirable features
noted. Mr. R. B. Angus, president of the Bank of Montreal, at its
annual meeting on Monday, recalled that the money markets of Great
Britain ancl the continent of Europe have taken freely of Canadian
bonds ancl stocks. There was a brief interval of dullness, but that
condition seems to have passed, and well-vouched-for securities are
again in good demand. "There is ample room," said Air. Angus, "for
the employment of foreign capital in this rapidly developing country,
and it becomes the more imperative that no issue having any taint or
doubtful value should be submitted to the foreign investor."—The
Monetary Times.
The total area in potatoes, roots, fodder crops, hay and clover this
year in Canada was 9,007,492 acres, with a total produce value of
$219,055,000. This is $1,600,000 more than last year, and there is a
decrease of $3,120,000 in hay and clover. The largest increase is
shown in potatoes, which is nearly $6,000,000 more than last year,
although the product is less by 8,000,000 bushels, the average selling
price being sixty cents per bushel, as compared with forty-five cents a
year ago. The value of this year's product of hay and clover ancl
fodder corn is $159,065,000, which is less than last year's value by
$2,608,000. Potatoes, turnips ancl other roots ancl sugar beets have a
value of $59,990,000, being more than last year's value by $4,213,000.
The quality of all the crops this year is 90 per cent, ancl over, excepting
sugar beets, which is 88 per cent., and last year all crops excepting
potatoes, turnips ancl other roots were over 90 per cent. The values
of all root ancl fodder crops this year by provinces were: $5,754,000
in Prince Edward Island, $12,228,000 in Nova Scotia, $12,596,000 in
New Brunswick, $73,315,000 in Quebec, $99,468,000 in Ontario,
$5,583,000 in Manitoba, $3,790,000In Saskatchewan, and $6,321,000
in Alberta.
The area sown to fall wheat this season is $1,097,900 acres, being
797,200 acres in Ontario, and 300,700 in Alberta. This is 2,93 per
cent, less than a year ago.
The per cent, of fall ploughing completed ranges from 73.57 in
Ontario to 90.40 in Prince Edward Island for the eastern provinces,
and from 18.73 in Alberta to 34.12 in Manitoba for the western
provinces, which is less than the average of last year at the same date.
For summer fallowing the average in all the provinces is well over 90
per cent, for each of the three years, 1909-11.
A large party of Manitoba men recently visited the Slocan district
of British Columbia to look over mine prospects. The party included
Premier Roblin; Hon. Hugh Armstrong ancl Judge Marshall, of
Portage la Prairie; Messrs. W. A. Cousins, Medicine Hat; J. C. I.
Bremner, Clover Bar, Alta.; Joseph H. Morris, Edmonton; L. S.
Vaughan, Selkirk; R. L. Richardson, Capt. H. I. Cairns, Hugo Ross,
G. H. Walton, W. J. Clubb, Chas. H. Forrester, Oswald Montgomery,
A. P. Cameron, Henry Bryant ancl M. J. Rodney, all of Winnipeg.
Mr. F. Williams Taylor, the well known manager in London of
the Bank of Montreal, was recently presented in that city with the
silver medal of the Royal Society of Arts, for his paper on "Canada
ancl Canadian Banking," the lucidity of which has earned this great
honour and tangible mark of the society's commendation. The awards
of the Society of Arts are known ancl highly valued the world over.
Mr. Taylor will have the congratulations of his many friends on both
sides of the Atlantic.
Colonel Henry Watterson was speaking onel
day to a negro who had been arrested for j
running   an   illicit   still.
"What is your name?" he asked the man..
"Joshua, Marse Henry Joshua Green."
"Are you the Joshua mentioned in thc Bible I
who made the sun stand still?" asked the|
Colonel,  smiling.
"No, sah," answered the puzzled darkey. I
"I didn't make de sun stand still, but I make)
cle moon shine."
A conjuror who was giving an entertain-1
ment to a crowded audience in the school atl
a village in Yorkshire performed some as-l
tonishing tricks. He was clever, and he knew!
it, otherwise there would probably have been|
no cause to tell the following story.
"Ladies   and   gentlemen,"   he   said,   pom-1
pously, at the conclusion of his last trick, "II
defy  anyone  in  this  audience   to  mention  a|
single   action  that   I   can   perform   with   myi
right hand that I cannot do with my left.'
The intense silence whicli followed thel
great magician's challenge was rudely broken|
by a boy at the hack of the room.
"Put yer left hand in yer right-hand]
trouser-pocket, guv'nor!" he shouted.
When George Stephenson, the famous rail-l
way inventor, was once leaving Sheffield fori
London by the night mail-coach he jocularly[
remarked to the coachman and guard:
"What is to become of all you saucy coaehl
men and guards when the railways arq
The coachman was equal to the question.
"Oh, sir," he replied, "they'll make civil
engineers  of us!"
Johnny  Williams had been   "bad"  again.
"Ah me, Johnny!" sighed his Sundal
school teacher, "I am afraid we shall neve|
meet  in   heaven."
"What have you been doin'?" asked Johnnjl
with a" grin.
// is a Well Known Fact that the Crowd Follows
the Light
There are Instances right here in Victoria where
Bright Store Illumination has more than counterbalanced Poor Location—If your Store is poorly
lighted, advise us. Our Representatives are at your
service, without cost, to place something better
B. C. Electric Railway Co., Limited
P. O. Box 1580
Light and Power Department
Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1911
Character by Handwriting
The Editor of The Week wishes
to call special attention to this De
partment, which is conducted by an
English gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
high attainments. Character reading
from hand-writing is a scientific
study, entirely devoid of charlatanibm
and is possibly the most reliable index of all, because hand-writing records the development of character,
and its index is not confined to natural traits. It is an interesting
study, not merely in enabling us to
see ourselves as others see us, but
may be turned to important account
in submitting the hand-writing of persons with whom we have business relations. Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
it is only a reasonable precaution to
learn all that the chirographist can
tell us. Before deciding to institute
this Department the Editor of The
Week imposed the severest tests, submitting the hand-writing of well-
known persons entirely unknown to
the gentleman conducting this Department, who is a stranger to Victoria and a recent arrival. He is prepared to guarantee absolute accuracy
and hopes that the readers of The
Week will avail themselves of what
is a genuine privilege.
1. All persons wishing to consult
"Tau" must enclose a specimen of
hand-writing, consisting of about four
lines, written on unruled paper. It
may be signed with their own name
or not, but there must be an initial
or nom-de-plume to identify the
answer, which will appear in the next
issue of The Week.
2. Each specimen of hand-writing
must be accompanied by a P. 0. for
50 cents or stamps for the same
amount, and the outside of the envelope should be indited "Hand-writing."   Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
East—Has plenty of common-sense, is consistent, methodical and neat, but is apt to be
a bit careless. Has not much ambition and
is inclined to take a small view of life.
Generous, affectionate, fond of children with
a high sense of honour and very just. Not
much enthusiasm and --.clined to be opinionated. Not a jealous person, has a good clear
head mid a distinct sense of honour. Fond
of sports and outdoor games aud pursuits.
P. I. L.—I should like to see a specimen
of your ordinary handwriting, that which 1
have shows the following: You value the
good opinion of other peojile too much.
Careful, neat, and artistic with a good deal
of originality, yet with a vacillating disposition and inclined to jealousy with very lillie
provocation. Business ability is poor and
your energy is spasmodic. Affectionate,
bright, cheerful and fond of travelling, you
dress well and take a good deal of thought
as to your personal appearance. Temper is
very uncertain and your will is not very
Vanity.—Abundant energy coupled with a
firm will, should conduce to the prosperity
of the writer. Good common sense, good
business abilities yet with imagination and
perception of the beautiful. Impulsive, at
limes perhaps too candid, yet a staunch and
generous friend. 'I'he passions and other
feelings are all on the big scale and Vanity
should make allowances for the weaknesses
of others. Sincerely religious, yet sometimes
unjust and impatient. Apt to be careless
and inaccurate over small mallei's, through
the pursuit of the larger end. On the whole
a reliable, straightforward and fine character.
NOTICE TS HEREHY GIVEN that Petitions for Private Hills must be presented to
tlie Legislative Assembly not later than Monday, the 22nd day of January,  1912.
Private Bills must bc presented and introduced to the House not later than the 1st
day of February,  1912.
Private Hills must be reported to the House
by the Committee considering same not later
than the Sth day of February, 1912.
Dated this 8th day of December,. 1911.
Clerk Legislative Assembly.
dcc. 9 feb. 3
Young lady would like place as
lady help on ranch or farm, well
domesticated, musical, age 22;
also similar place for lady
fiiend. Write Miss C. Jessop,
White Hart Hotel, Margate,
Kent, England.
We arc offering for your Xmas purchasing, new ancl tasty articles of Jewelry of every description. No
matter what amount you wish to spend on a gift, whether it bc $250 or $2.50, you will find here
suggestions of value.   We are making the way easy for you to pleasantly surprise every member of the
family on Christmas day.
We suggest here a list of articles, any one of which would be joyfully received
Diamond Brooches, up from.. .$90.00
Brooch, set with single diamond, very
special, only  $11.25
Diamond and Pearl Pendants, in great
variety, up from  $63.00
Rings, of pearls, turquoise, sapphires,
rubies, emeralds, amethysts, peridots, opals, topaz, etc., are to be
found here in a great variety and
pleasing prices.
Blouse Sets, of four pins, very neatly
cased up, from  $7.45
Pearl Brooches—One would be hard
to please who could not make a
satisfactory selection from our
stock. We cannot attempt to detail the styles we are showing.
Bracelets, shown by us in every conceivable design.
Prompt and Careful Attention Given
to all Mail Orders.
Diamond Rings, new combinations of
diamond anel colored stones.
Prices up from  $22.50
Rings, set with a single diamond, another special, only $11.25 and $7.20
Necklets—This year we are making
an unusually attractive display of
this tasty jewelry. For the evening gown wc havc necklets to
match exactly. Prices, as usual,
Earrings, in a variety of new and
dainty designs that cannot but
astonish you.
Pearl Set Safety Pins—As a special
value we are offering one pin of
solid   gold,   set   with   real   pearls.
Price  $1.00
Crosses and Lockets—very attractive
when worn on neck chains. Up
from  $2.70
It is wise to Purchase Early for you naturally get the Best Choice
1211 and 1213 Douglas Street
Pemberton Block
Chas. Hayward
Reginald Hayward
F. Caselton
Phones 2235,   2236,   2237, 2238,   2239
The B. C. Funeral Furnishing Co.
(Successors to Charles Hayward)
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
1016 Govt. St. Established 1867 Victoria, B. C.
Vintage Champagnes
Moet & Chandon, Dry Imperial, 1898 - Qts.
Moet&Chandon,Dry Imperial, 1900-Pts.& Qts.
Moet & Chandon, Dry Imperial, 1906  - Qts.
Can Be Obtained from
Turner, Beeton & Co., Ld.
Wholesale Liquor Merchants
or any Retail Liquor Store
Rules for Limerick Competitors
1. In order to win a Limerick Prize it is only necessary to cut
out Coupon below, and to add a line to the verse which accompanies
the Coupon. This last line must rhyme with the first two lines, but
neither of the last two words terminating the first two lines may be
2. All who desire to compete for the prizes offered by "The
Week" for Limericks must enclose the Coupon below, together with
50 cents and forward same not later than December 23rd, addressed
Limerick Editor, The Week, Victoria, B.C. All letters sent after that
date will be disqualified.
3. Competitors may submit two or more Limericks if desired—
but each attempt must be accompanied by separate coupon, and
additional entrance fee. Competitors sending more than one Limerick
may enclose one money order or cheque for the full amount covering
the number of their coupons. The Editor undertakes that every
Limerick shall receive careful consideration, but he will not hold himself responsible for coupons lost or mislaid.
4. The decision of the Editor on all matters relating to this
competition must be accepted as final, and acceptance of this rule is
an express condition of entry.
5. The result of each competition will be duly announced in the
next issue of "The Week," following the closing date for entries.
The names of the prize-winners, together with their addresses, will
be published with the winning lines.
6. The total amount of the money received will be distributed
amongst the winners who will be graded in order of merit, less 10
per cent, for various objects of general public interest, and 10 per
cent, for expenses. The 10 per cent, this month will be paid to the
Public Library for the purpose of adding new books to the Library.
(We should be happy to receive any suggestions as regards the books
most in request by readers). Next month the amount set aside for
public purposes will be given to the Jubilee Hospital.
Coupon No. 3
A skeleton sat on a fence,
Just to show that a ghost may have sense,
But the first passer by
Gave a terrible cry
No. of M. Order	
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communication! 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, tn no
case will it be divulged without consent.
Victoria, Dec. 14, 1911.
To the Editor of The Week.
Sir,—It has come to my notice
that men who live in this city, with
their families here, are not able to
obtain city work. These men are
ratepayers and have their homes here
and their families to keep. These
men ought always to be in employment, and have no difficulty in obtaining city work. It is monstrous
to have such men walking around in
the winter with nothing to do, whilst
the "alien" and "foreigner" from
"over thc line," step into city work-
right away. There is city work to bc
done right now, but, our city workmen are told by foremen to politely
go to Hades, and that they dont care
a jot. Men who have families
to support, and who have their homes
here and arc ratepayers must have
city work. Why should these men
have to leave their homes and take
up work in "camps" because the
"alien" and "foreigner" from "over the
line" have city work? I have complained, but have been told that it
is impossible to discriminate. It only
shows that our present civic fathers
dont care a jot—1 omit the expletive—who starves, so long as they
swim ill plenty, case, and luxury.
Have wc returned to the days of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin?" Yes! we have!
The city foremen are told to hustle,
swear at, bully and nigger drive their
white  men  labourers.
The President and Secretary of the
Labourers' Union should be pick and
shovel men, but they arc not. The
President and Secretary of this
"Grand Organization" arc instead in
"touch" with the city hall officials. A
man at the last meeting but one
stood up and said so, and he was
backed by his fellow workmen, and
the President put up such a poor defence  that  the veriest  novice  could
see it was from the "tree of graft."
I am a union man. Let the new
mayor and council be chosen by the
working men of this city, not for
their handsome looks, and plausible
manners, but for their common sense
■and non-slavery and non-graft
methods, lt is up to the working
men to vote right at the election and
not to place any more "petticoats" in
office, but a good, sound, hearty, manly body of men, so that this city
shall no longer be the "laughingstock of Europe," as the British newspapers now call it. thanks to my
bringing it to their notice, as an independent, common-sense journalist.
Look at our city main thoroughfares
—all mud and mire—a disgrace to
any tin-pot town in Europe, let alone
a grand Capital City like this one
claims   to   be.
Put city workmen to work, and
dont place the nigger slave driver
over them. A fair day's work for a
fair day's wage is the union motto
in letters, but not in deeds.
£30,000,000 Combine
The negotiations between the London General Omnibus Company and
the Speyer group of electric railways
—comprising the District Railway and
the London Electric Railway—have
reached such an advanced stage that
what amounts practically to a fusion
of the three companies is on thc point
of submission to thc shareholders. If
the scheme is approved, the holder of
£100 of Omnibus shares will receive
securities of two different kinds, yielding him 12 per cent, on his original
capital and a share in the surplus
profits besides. Thc capital of the
three companies amounts to £30,-
Mayor and Mayor's Banquet
The decision of the mayor-elect of
Southend, Mr. Charlton Hubbard, not
to attend the mayoral banquet on the
night of November 9 caused something of a sensation in the town. Mr.
Hubbard, who is a teetotaler, when
formally elected, said he should not
attend the banquet, except under the
condition that "no one shall give any
intoxicating drink to those attending
the dinner." The Banquet Committee
informed Mr. Hubbard that they
could not comply with this condition,
so that the banquet had to be held
without the mayor.
Fortunes from Hops
Many Kentish hop growers are now
regretting that they sold their crop
so soon after the picking, as there
has been a rise in price from 7 to 12
guineas per hundredweight in about
a month, which is almost unprecedented in the history of the industry.
Speaking at the annual competitions
of the Rochester and Gravesend Agri
cultural Association, Lord Darnley
said a grower had told him that he
had disposed of his hop crop for
£42,000, and that if he had kept it a
week longer he would have made
£8,000 more.
Victoria, B.C., Dcc. 13, iqii.
To the Editor of The Week.
Sir,—I read with interest Mr. Crad-
dock's letter in your last issue. I
have always wondered why it is that
in Victoria nothing is done in the
way of putting gravel on the streets
to keep them in repair. In other
towns 1 can mention whenever there
is a hole in the surface of a street
it is repaired with some fine gravel.
In Victoria as in other places this
would be a saving of money, as it
certainly costs more in repairs to different sorts of vehicles travelling
over such roads as we have, than the
gravel and labour would cost, not to
mention also the comfort of being
able to travel over a good surface.
Victorians should certainly bc
ashamed of the state thc streets are
now in, and the comments of visitors
here show how much behind the times
they think us in this respect.
Yours truly,
In Delta, Col jrado, thc town council is
becomingly modest; and wc arc told that
when a tux ou dogs was imposed, they made
the ordinance read: "Tax on each dog—male,
one dollar;   vice versa, three dollars."
Telephone to Berlin
During this month the Post Office
have taken over from the contractors
the new submarine cable laid between St. Margaret's Bay, near Dover, and La Panne, in Belgium. It
is with this sea line, the finest of its
kind yet constructed, that the postal
authorities hope to open up a public
telephone service between England
and Holland and Germany.
"WATER  ACT,   1909."
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, holder of
Water Licences Nos. 1919 and 1920, granted
by the Water Commissioner for the Victoria
Water District, for thc diversion of 1,000
cubic feet per second of water from the
Puntledge River, a tributary of Courtenay
River, bus submitted to the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council a map or plan of tbe
works by wliieh it intends to divert the said
water and conduct it _o_ the place where it
shall lie used for generating electric power as
described  in  the  said   Licences.
That the undertaking of the said Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, as set out
in the said plans is hereby approved, and
the said Company is hereby authorized to
construct and execute the following works in
accordance with the plans and speeilications
submitted and bled in the oflice of tlie Chief
Water Commissioner at Victoria, viz.:—■
A, An impounding dam near thc outlet of
Comox Lake.
11. Lowering the bed of Puntledge River
and thc hereinafter described diversion
dam to an increased depth of five feet
or  less.
C. A   diversion   dam   on   Puntledge   River
about 2,800 feet below the impounding
dam above described.
D. The  works   necessary  for  the  transmis
sion of the power generated under the
above Licences on and in thc_ vicinity
of lands belonging to the said Company.
That the Company may exercise its powers
within tbe Comox and Nelson Land Districts.
Tliat no capital be required beyond that
already subscribed and paid up.
That the works shall bc begun on or
before the first day of May next, and shall
bc completed and in actual operation on or
before tlie  31st   December,   1913,
With the proviso that during tlie con-
striiction of the said works any engineer
appointed by the Minister of Lands for that
purpose shnll have free access to all parts
of the works for tbe purpose of inspecting
the same and of ascertaining tnat thc construction thereof is in accordance witli the
plans and specifications herein referred to,
and that the cost of such inspection shall bc
paid  by the  Company.
Dated this 27th day of November,  1911.
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council.
A Pair of Daniel Green & Co's
Felt Footwear
for the Man,
Woman or
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H. B. Hammond Shoe Company
Pemberton Building, 621 Fort Street, Victoria, B. C.
Your Xmas
Have them made
now in SEPIA at
the Skene Lowe
Studio Cor. Yates
and Douglas
Mrs. D. B. McLaren
Teacher of Singing and
Voice Production
Terms on Application    Phone X2308
P. 0. Box 44Q
Save Money on
Your Xmas Gifts
Two Minatures   made   Free  with
every locket.     Full line of Watches,
Chains, Diamonds, etc.    Gold Nugget Jewelry a specialty.
H. Greensfelder, Jeweler
547 Johnson Street
Just Arrived
A fine  line  of  Ladies' Silk
Waist  Patterns,   Fancy Silk
Scarfs, Shaws, etc., which
we have marked at
bargain prices,
So Kee & Co.
1029 Cook St. Cor. Cook & Fort
Roy's   Art   Glass   Works   and   Store
915 Pandora St.,   Victoria, B. C.
Albert F. Roy
Over   thirty   years'   experience   in
Art   Glass
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored Lead
for   Churches,   Schools,   Public   Buildings and private Dwellings.    Plain and
Fancy Glass Sold.    Sashes Glazed by
Contract.    Estimates    free.    Phone 594
Real Ebony
Each containing a best French
Ebony Hair Brush, ij/ith long
pine bristles, Comb, and Ebony
Hand Mirror. A most useful
Each article is stamped and
guaranteed Pure Ebony, and the
set enclosed in a neat leather
case, can be thoroughly depended upon as a most reliable
"Gift." Call in and sec these.
Remember we can put a set
aside for you until Xmas week.
A full range of prices.
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
A Good
BUY   your   MILK,   CREAM,
The Island
All Dairy Products
Cowichan Eggs and Creamery
Butter, Fresh Jersey Cream
and Milk Bottled
735 Fort St. Phone 2466
Watson A. Clark, Mgr.
N. W. F. Rant, Sec'y.
All Orders Promptly Delivered THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1911
Northern Anthracite Collieries
Coal Lice/vses
Bearskin Bay, Q.C.I.
Capital - - $1,500,000
Divided into $1,500,000 Shares, $1.00 each
President   T. S. Gore, Capitalist
Vice-President  J. C. Keith
Directors A. Scot Innis, A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Solicitors  Burns & Walkem
Consulting Engineers A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Chartered Accountants   Kenah & Nesbit, Vancouver and London, Eng.
Secretary  F. H. Hepburn, 317 Winch Building
D. R. Young has contracted for purchase of
two blocks of shares of 100,000 each, and
are being sold by A. E. Kealy for purchaser
The entire proceeds of which are to be
used for development purposes only
Latest Information from'TQueen Charlotte by wireless is to the
effect that the diamond drill is already down over 500 feet
a|nd making fifteen feet each day, in coal formation,
and is expected to ,_cut through seam of coal at  any  hour
Stock Now Advanced to 25 cents per share and will surely advance
to 50 cents per share as soon as the COAL SEAM is cut by the drill
Get hi Now, Don't Wait until Too Late-Opportunity Only Knocks Once
H. J. HEAL,, Victoria, Agent for Arnold E. Kealy, Vancouver, B. C.
I hereby request you to obtain for me shares in the   NORTHERN  ANTHRACITE  COLLIERIES,   LIMITED,  of  par  value   of  $1.00
each at the net price to me of 15c per share, and I now hand you the sum of  $  being the first payment of five  cents per  share  now applied
for; the balance I agree to pay as follows: Five cents on each share in thirty days from date hereof; five cents on each share in sixty days from date liereof;
being payment in full, and I hereby agree to accept the said shares or any less number of shares that may be allotted to me, and also pay for same; and I
hereby authorize you to obtain registration of me as the holder of the shares so obtained for* me.
This  application  is  made  by me  subject  to   (50,000)   shares  being  subscribed for and purchased.
A. L KEALY, Office: 506 Pacific Bldg. 744 Hastings St., W., Vancouver
H. J. HEAL, 125 Pemberton Block, Victoria, B. C.
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Dominion and Provincial
Joe Bayley, the Victoria boxer,
knocked out Harry Lombard, the
Chicago lightweight, on Friday last
at Edmonton. Bayley will meet Lauder for the Canadian title.
The 67th birthday of Queen Mother
Alexandra on Friday was celebrated
throughout the Dominion. At Montreal, a royal salute of 21 guns was
fired at Champs de Mars.
Special news has been received from
France that a French squadron of
warships will visit Canada next
spring. The ships will remain eight
days in Halifax, five days in Quebec,
and eight days in Montreal.
The November customs revenue for
November was $7,332,085, an increase
of $1,307,303 over November of last
year. For the first eight months of
the current fiscal year, the increase
over the same period last year totals
Steel head on the Grand Trunk Pacific has now advanced to Mile 12
in British Columbia. On December
15 it will reach Mile 30 in British
Columbia, crossing the Fraser River.
Track-laying operations will then be
discontinued till June next year.
The Canadian Pacific Railway has
purchased fifteen acres of land in
Transcona, six miles east of Winnipeg, for sorting yards for its cars.
This has become imperative owing to
the congestion in the local yards,
which is daily becoming more pronounced.
Owing to the large number of
branch lines which the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway have constructed in
the West this year, the company had
to build many new stations, and up
to the present 98 depots have been
built, and another 27 are under con
his Scottish estates, Mr. Balfour invested most of the proceeds in real
estate in Canada. Not long ago some
of his property was destroyed by
lire in Winnipeg. Mr. Balfour, who
is a bachelor, is said to have an annual income of a quarter of a million dollars.
John Demetrok, a Finlander, was
murdered in Vancouver last Friday.
A companion is being held by the
Jack Gillis, the Vancouver police
athlete, and all round champion of
Canada, is in such poor health that
he has been forced to leave his home
town, and will spend the winter at
the Tranquille Sanatorium.
The old Cariboo mine situated at
Camp McKinney, which was at one
time the biggest gold-producer in
British Columbia, will shortly resume
operations, it is reported. The mine
has been closed down for the past
five years.
It is probable that the Olympic
games of 1916, four years after the
Stockholm Olympiad, will be held in
Vancouver in the proposed stadium at
Coal Harbour. The Swedish stadium
will be similar in many respects to
the proposed Vancouver structure.
For the first time in some years
the mayor and aldermen of Grand
Forks will draw a salary this year.
At'a meeting of the Council by-laws
were introduced ancl put through
their initial stages and if these go
through the final stages at the next
meeting as easily as they did at the
last the city council will have to
disburse several hundred dollars to
the members of the  Council.
Sweeping changes in the government and administration of the city
of Winnipeg are forecasted in the
Manitoba capital, a canvass of candidates out for public office in the
civic election of Dec. 8 having shown
a large majority in favour of the
adoption of the single tax and the
commission plan of city government.
A fortnight ago friends of McGill
University set out to increase the endowment by $1,000,000. When some
progress was made and the subject
seemed in a fair way to success, an
offer of $100,000 was received with
the condition that the amount be
raised to $1,500,000. The larger programme has been carried out, and the
McGill income will bc permanently
increased by some $75,000.
lt was announced on Friday at Edmonton, that the government would
proceed with the construction of two
railroads from Edmonton to the
Mackenzie River, through the Peace
River country. One will extend from
Athabasca Landing to Peace River
Crossing, and the other from Edmonton to Fort McMurray. Messrs. Mackenzie, Mann & Co. will be the
builders and operators.
The Sentinel, the organ of the
Orange Society, declares that the
time is ripe for a national naval
policy. That journal advocates the
presentation to Britain of super-
Dreadnoughts built of Canadian material by Canadian workmen, the
placing of an export duty on raw
material and nickel matter, the re-
establislunent of the British North
Atlantic squadron with headquarters
at Halifax, and a request for a voice
in Imperial Councils.
Now that he is relieved from the
leadership of the Unionist party, Rt.
Hon. A. J. Balfour contemplates'an
extended visit to Canada in search of
health. At the same time he will
personally inspect thc large property holdings which he has acquired
in the Dominion.   After disposing of
The track-laying gang of Guthrie
& Co. has arrived at Coalmont, B. C.
The arrival of the rails at Coalmont
marks another step in the progress
of the V. V. & E. toward Vancouver.
There is every reason to believe now
that this line will be pushed on to
completion in the shortest possible
period, and when finished will bring
Coalmont to within 152 miles of the
Coast metropolis, a matter of a few
hours' ride.
The late Sylvanus Miller, civil engineer,
who was engaged in a railroad enterprise in
Central America, was seeking local support
for a road and attempted to give the matter
point.    Hc asked  a native:
"How long does it take you to carry your
goods to market by mule-back?"
"Three days," was the repyl.
"There's the point," said Miller. "With
our road in operation you could take your
goods to market and be back home in one
"Very good, senor," answered tlie native.
"But what would we do with the other two
Radiotelegraph  Service
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the undersigned, endorsed "Tender for Dwelling-
house," and accompanied by a certified cheque
for 10 p. c. of the amount of the tender will
be received up to _ noon on December 31 st,
1911, for thc erection of dwelling houses at
the Government Wireless Stations at Prince
Rupert,  Cape Lazo and Point Grey.
Plans and specifications may be seen at
the  following places:—
The Government Wireless Stations at Point
Grey, Cape Lazo and Digby Island, Prince
Rupert. The Post Offices at Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Prince Rupert. The Office pf the
District Superintendent, Government Wireless
Service, Victoria, and Department of the
Naval Service,  Ottawa.
Unauthorized publication of this notice will
not  receive payment.
Deputy  Minister  of the Naval  Service
Department of tbe Naval Service,
Ottawa, November 2gth,  1911.
A representative convention at Nelson of Kootenay mining men has
adopted a resolution asking the federal government to appoint a commission to investigate the problem of
the silver-lead-zinc industry and to
inquire into Canadian mining matters
More of the export lumber trade
has been captured by Victoria mills
from United States Pacific Coast
plants. With one order for 2,000,-
000 feet of British Columbia lumber
for Australia about to be filled, the
Puget Sound Lumber company has
just booked another and similar order from tlle Antipodes, this second
order being placed in Victoria because tlle United States mills could
not deliver the size of lumber required.
The Dominion Government has
purchased the Indian reserve of Fort
George for $125,000. One-fifth of
the purchase price has been paid
down to Chief Toe Quawand ancl his
200 Indians.
Vancouver's police commissioners
are considering plans for a three-
story headquarters building for the
force, the cost of which is estimated
at $150,000.
That the grading of the Cowichan
Lake branch of the E. & N. railway
is well under way along the entire
route of eighteen miles and will be
finished for the laying of the rails
within the next three months, was
the statement recently of Mr. J. W.
Moore, of Moore & Pethick, the contractors. The proposed line will tap
some of the most important timber
limits on Vancouver Island.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserves
established, over vacant Crown Lands in
Ranges 4 and 5, Coast District, by notice
bearing dates respectively of December 17th,
1908, May 5th, 1910, and May 25th, 1910,
which were published in the British Columbia
Gazette in the issues of December 17th, 1908,
May 12th, 1910, and May 26th, 1910, are cancelled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots 387, 388, 532, 533, 534,
535, 53*3, 537, 538, 539, 540, 54i, nil, 1112,
1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, i"8,
1119, 1120, H2i, and 1122, all in Range 4,
Coast District; and Lots 4028, 4029, 4030,
4031, 3022A, 3030, 3031A, 3043, 3044. ?59*)A,
4933, and 4934, all in Range 5, Coast District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
11th October, 1911.
oct. 14 Jan. 13
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days
after date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum under the following described submarine areas adjacent to
the South-west Coast of Saturna Island, Cowichan District, British Columbia:—Commencing at a post placed about the south-west
corner of the north-west quarters of Section
5, Saturna Island, Cowichan District, British
Columbia; thence 80 chains_ south; tiience
80 cnains east; thence 50 chains north, more
or less to the sea beach at high water mark;
thence following the sea beach at high water
mark in a westerly direction to the point
of commencement.
Dated September 18th,  1911.
Locator, W. FLINDELL.
Agent, G. F.  Payne,
nov. 25 dec- 23
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Crown lands on the Morrice
River, Range 5, Coast District, notice of
which bearing date of May 5th, 1910, was
published in the British Columbia Gazette of
May 5th, 1910, is cancelled in so far as it
relates to the lands surveyed as Lots 3881,
3882, 3883, 3884, 3885, 3886, 3887, 3888, 3889,
3890, 3891, 3892, 3893, 3894, 3895, 3896, 3897,
3898, 3899, 3900, 3901, 3902, 3903, 3904, 3905,
3906, 3907, 3908, 3909, and 3910.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C„
September   12,   1911.
sept. 16 dec. 16
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
December, 1907, covering a parcel of land
situated on Redonda Island, formerly held
under Timber License No. 44043. which has
lapsed, is cancelled, and the said lands will
be open to location after midnight on the
14th  December,   1911.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
September   12,   1911.
sept. 16 dec. 16
District of Malahat
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frederick Adol-
phus Futcher, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Merchant, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at high water
mark on the north bank of Arbutus Creek at
its mouth, Saanich Arm, on Lot 120, Malahat
District; thence east ten chains; thence north
to low water mark; thence following low
water mark in a westerly and northerly direction to a point due east of the north-east
corner of Lot 120, Malahat District; thence
west to high water mark; thence in a southerly direction following high water mark to
point of commencement.
Dated November 2nd, iqii.
Per William Meyerstein, Agent,
nov. n jan. 6
District of Malahat
TAKE notice that we, R. V. Winch & Co.,
Limited, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Commission Agents, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark at the north-east corner of
Lot 95, Malahat District; thence east to
low water mark; thence southerly and following low water mark to a point due east
of the south-east corner of Lot 118, Malahat
District; thence west to high water mark;
thence northerly t and following high water
mark to the point of commencement, containing ten acres more or less.
Dated October 26th,   1*911.
By William Meyerstein, Agent,
nov. 4 dec. 30
jjlstrict of Coast
TAKE   notice   that   I,   Rebekah   Crane, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation House Wife, intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following  described  lands:—Commencing
at  a post  planted   about  20  chains  west  of
the north-west corner of thc north-west quarter  of  Section  22,  Township  8,   Range  III,
Bella   Coola   Valley,   and   containing   sixty
acres, more or less.
Dated  September  20,   1911.
nov. 4 dec. 30
District of Jordan River
TAKE notice that I,  Netta  B.  Moore, of
Victoria, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted sixty chains distant in a westerly
direction from tiie north-east corner of Lot *■*,
Renfrew District, being Netta B. Moore, S. E.
Comer; tiience north 40 chains; thence west
34 chains;  thence  south   18.6 chains;  thence
east   10   chains;   thence   south   21.4   chains;
thence east 24 chains to place of commencement, and containing one hundred and fourteen and six-tenths acres, more or less.
Dated November 28th,  1911.
By William W. Steinmctz, Agent,
dec. 3 feb. 3
In  thc matter of an application for  a fresli
Certificate of Title to Lots 1769 and 1799
and parts of Lots 1768 and 1800, Victoria
City, British Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first  publication  liereof to  issue a  fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the  Certificate
of Title issued to William Brooke Naylor on
the 17th of July,  1890 and numbered 10180A
which has been destroyed.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
B.C.,  this  ist day of December,  A.D.   1911.
Registrar-General of Titles,
dec. 9 Jan. 6
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Lots 31, 32 and 33, North Division of Salt Spring Island, by reason of
the notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, such
land having been held under Timber Licence
No. 14891, t which has expired, is cancelled
and the said land will be open to location
by pre-emption only after midnight on Thursday, December 7th,  1911.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
September 2nd, 1911.
sept. 9 dec.9
District of Sooke
TAKE notice that Thomas J.  Cartwright,
of East Sooke, occupation Surveyor, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following  described  lands:—Commencing  at  a
post planted at the south-east corner of Section  no, bounded as follows:—Commencing
at   this   post;   thence   south   twenty   chains;
thence   west   eighty   chains;   tnence   north
twenty  chains;  thence  east  eighty chains.
Dated October 30th, 1911.
nov. 4 dec. 30
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Albert Edward Christie
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Banker, intenas
to apply for permission to purcnase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at the north-west corner of Lot
140, Dean Channel, thence east twenty chains;
thence north tin chains more or less to the
south bank of the Salmon River; thence following the south bank of the Salmon River
in a south-westerly direction twenty chains
more or less, thence south to point of commencement, and containing ten acres more
or less.
Dated October 21st,   igu.
: A. K. Stuart, Agent,
nov. 25 jan. 20
Range I
TAKE notice that Archibald Dunbar Taylor, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Barrister,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on the east shore of Car-
dero Channel and about thirty chains north
of Henry Point; thence east 45 chains; thence
north 30 chains to the south-west corner of
Lot 01; thence north 40 chains along the line
of Limit 91 and thence west 45 chains more
or less to the shore of Cardero Channel;
thence soutli along the shore of Cardero
Channel to point of commencement.
Dated November 17th,  1011.
Geo. Y. Hibberd, Agent,
dec. 2 jan. 27
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice bearing date June 30th,
iqo8, and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on July 2nd, 1908, over certain lands
in the Districts of Cariboo and Lillooet in
the vicinity of the 52nd parallel of North
latitude, is cancelled in so far as the same
relates to the lands surveyed as Sections 12,
13, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36, Township 46, Lillooet District; Sections 4, 5, 6( 7,
8; and g, Township 52, Liiiooet District; Sections 1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26,
35, and 36, Township 54, Lillooet Districtc;
Sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, Township
84, Lillooet District;   Sections 25, 26, 27, 28,
O.,     J.IIIUUtl     1/iaillLl,       ,.,, 1_11UI13     _3,     _1J,     A/,    _.U,
29, 30, 31, 32, 33. 34, 35. and 36, Township
86, Lillooet District; Sections 34, 35 and 36,
Township 88, Lillooet District;   Sections 1, 2,
3, 4, 0, 10, 11, 15, and 16, Township 47, Cariboo District; Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
15, 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22, Township 49, Cariboo District; and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
;, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20 ana 21, Township 51, Cariboo District, and
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
14, 15, 16, !■;, 18, 18 and 20, Township 53,
Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
nth October, 1911.
oct. 14 Jan. 13
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Vincent Clayton, of
Bella Coola. occupation Storekeeper, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at
a post planted 10 chains west of the northwest corner of Lot 126, Bella Coola; thence
south 20 chains; thence west 80 chainB;
thence north 10 chains more or less to
south boundary of Lot 3; thence east 50
cnains more or less to south-east corner of
Lot 3; tnence north 10 chains more or less
to the south-west corner of Lot 2; thence
east 30 chains more or less along south
boundary of Lot 2 to point of commencement.
Dated September 26th,  1911.
oct.    u dec. 9
Headquarters School.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for School-house Headquarters," will be
received by the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 13th day of December, 1911, for
the erection and completion of a large one-
room frame school-house at Headquarters, in
the   Comox   Electoral   District,   B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms j
of tender may be seen on and after the 22nd j
day of November, ipn, at the offices of A.I
M. Hilton, Esq., Secretary of the School ]
Board, Headquarters, via Comox, B.C.; thel
Government Agent, Cumberland, B.C.; and j
the Department of Public Works, Parliament |
Buildings,   Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an I
accepted bauk cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to   the   Honourable   the   Minister   of   Public
Works, for the sum of $250, whicii shall be
forfeited if tlle parly tendering decline to enter 1
into contract when called upon to do so, or |
if  he  fail   to  complete  thc  work  contracted
for.    Thc cheques  or  certificates of deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will  be returned to
them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not bc considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of tlle tenderer, and enclosed
in  tlie envelopes  furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public   Works   Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., November 20th, 1911,
nov. 25
dec. 9
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after I
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-1
sioner of Lands for a Licence to prospect 1
for Coal and Petroleum under the following I
described submarine areas adjacent to the I
south-west coast of Saturna Island, Cowichan I
District, British Columbia:—Commencing at I
a post placed at the south-east corner of 1
Section No. 4 on Saturna Island, Cowichan j
District, British Columbia; thence 60 chains I
south; thence 80 chains west; thence 80 j
chains to the sea beach at high water mark;
thence following the sea beach at high water
mark in an easterly direction to point of |
Dated September 18th, 1911.
Locator, T. D. ROBERTS.
Agent, G. F. Payne,
nov. 25 dec. 23 ■
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after 1
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands  for  a  Licence to prospect J
for  Coal and  Petroleum under the following j
described   submarine   areas   adjacent   to   the 1
south-west   Coast   of   Saturna   Island,   Cowi- J
chan   District,   British   Columbia:—Commencing at a post placed at the south-west corner
of_ Section  No.  2, Saturna  Island,  Cowichan
District,  British Columbia;  thence 62 chains
south; thence 80 chains cast; thence 80 chains
north, to the sea beach at high water mark; |
thence following the sea beach at high water I
mark in a westerly direction to the point of
Dated September   18th,   ion.
Locator, E. R. CARTWRIGHT.
Agent, G. F. Payne,
nov. 25 dec. 2 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1911
Keys to Happiness
(Continued from Page 4)
up, because he unconsciously wishes
to replace the fear thoughts in his
mind by the courage thoughts which
the tune ssgggests. If we are depressed, we have only to substitute
bright thoughts to drive away depression. If we are worried, the hope
thoughts, firmly held in the mind will
give us new courage.
The  very    act    of    throwing  our
minds into a condition of brightness
will    enliven    our    mental    outlook.
When you are feeling unaccountably
sad, or miserable, smile and  laugh,
ind you will find that happy thoughts
vill easily flow into your mind.    If
tyou feel dull, sint a jolly song.  The
Inere  act  will  make you feel jolly,
lind will help you to replace the dullness with a feeling of cheerfulness.
ItVe are just what we want to be.
If I  frown,   I  am  helping  the   dull
lhoughts, the miserable thoughts, to
Iome into my mind.    It is a  direct
Invitation to invade my mental house,
/hen I smile,    I hang   out   a sign
tHouse full of bright, clean thoughts,
fo room for dullness and despair."
We must not forget that our sur-
|oundings react upon our minds. If
easy to be happy in the sunshine
Ind in the midst of beautiful scen-
Iry, it is helpful to harmonious, se-
lene thinking, to be surrounded with
iood company and bright and beau-
Jful things. A bed-room should have
|uiet wall-paper to induce restfulness.
sitting-room should be bright and
heerfuJ to promote happiness. A red
|all-paper is good for a dining-room,
lecause it is bright and stimulating,
|id green is a restful colour, suit-
ile for a work-room.
How to be Happy
[You can store up mental sunshine
many ways. Remember, all the
leasant books you read, the amusing
lings you hear, the interesting sights
lu see, the beautiful places you have
lsited, and the happy hours you have
lent. Forget all your troubles and
fcappointments as soon as you have
Timed their uses to you, so that the
Iperience they give you can be util-
pd when you need it. Get the habit
cheerfulness, not only by being
Insistently cheerful and looking
lieerful whenever you may be in-
lined to feel, but also by mixing
lith cheerful people. Most people
Jspond to each other's state of mind!
you refuse to be gloomy, your
Impanions will become cheerful and
}tt will all forget what it is not to
lYott can never get away from the
It that life was meant to be bright.
^e tlay is bright, even if the sun is
shining. The night is brightened
the moonlight. In our darkest
Itrs there is always the brightness
[hope, and in our moments of de-
lir faith shows us the splendour of
111 compensation for all suffering in
Jitate of bliss that is eternal day.
look at the bright side," says the
liverb. Habits, we know, grow on
whether they be good or bad.
Isolutely refuse to allow dark
[nights to enter your mind. They
Jinot come if you will not admit
J:m, and you have only to fill your
Ind with beautiful thoughts to keep
tm out.
Life's Greatest Medicine
(■Sunshine   is   the   great   medicine.
le   sun   is   the   power  that   gives
|rmth to the earth and brings forth
flower.     Mental   sunshine   will
ve  away   sickness   and   will   keep
iway.   It reacts on the whole body.
Jysicians   know   that   the   greatest
ller is the power of the mind. Dark
(tights  depress  the  vitality,  hope-
1 thoughts raise the tone of the en-
system and help the body to re-
tlie  onslaught of disease.     The
Ily reacts on the mind in its own
ly,  and  for  this  reason  personal
Tanliness ancl neatness are physical
|ps to mental well-being.    One of-
hears the saying that a cold bath
lthe   morning  has  a   goocl   moral
let.    It is  stimulating to the sys-
|i, and thus it exhilarates the mind,
prime force of our being, how-
Ir, rests in our minds.   We are the
I'eniors   of   our   minds.    Nothing
there but we put it there.    It
iiurs to train ancl to control.   Make
|ir mind a bright ancl joyous place,
vou will be vigorous and healthy.
Control your passions and your appetites, and relentlessly crush all
those desires which impair your mental strength. If we are gloomy or
pessimistic it is our own fault, and
we deserve no sympathy. The world
is full of brightness and light. It is
there for us to see, and to take for
our own use when the dark days
come. The mental sunshine of undaunted optimism is one of life's best
gifts, and it is our duty to cultivate
the habit of seeing and using it, remembering that
'He that has light, within his own clear breast
May sit i' th' centre, and enjoy bright day:
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts
Benighted walks under the mid-day sun:
Himself is his own dungeon."
The Victoria Lodge, Loyal Order
of Moose, No. 738, initiated another
large class Wednesday evening, December 13th, adding 75 new Moose to
the old herd, which makes a total
of 950 members. The next meeting
will be held on Monday, December
18th, when the Lodge will close their
Charter in Victoria. Mr. H. L. Rep-
logle, the Organizer for the Northwest, who is on his way to Vancouver, B.C., to organize the Moose
Lodge there will stop over to attend
the meeting Monday evening in Victoria. There will be a big bunch initiated at this meeting as this is the
last chance to get in as a charter
member. The Social Committee have
made arrangements for a first class
entertainment for the evening,
amongst the entertainers will be Miss
May Thurston, Bro. Will Lochrane,
Bro. Dan Black and Bro. Hallewell.
The New English Cardinal
The Archbishop of Westminster,
Dr. Bourne, was lately notified that
his name was on the list of seventeen
to be created a cardinal at the last
consistory at. Rome on November 27.
Dr. Bourne, who was summoned to
attend, left London for Rome on or
about November 20. On Sunday he
received many visitors and congratulatory telegrams on his approaching
The Archbishop, who is now to become a prince of his Church, is a
Londoner, born at Clapham, and is
in his fifty-first year. His father,
also an Englishman, was a convert
to the Roman Catholic faith, and was
in the Civil Service. When Dr.
Bourne was made one of the bishops
in 1896 he was youngest of that body
in England, and when translated to
Westminster he was still the youngest of all the prelates.
He is the only Archbishop of Westminster who has ever been invited by
the King to Buckingham Palace; he
received from King Edward an invitation to dinner.
Dr. Bourne will be thc fifth cardinal in England since the Reformation, the others having been Wiseman,
Newman, Manning, and Vaughan.
Ireland has only one cardinal, Dr.
Logue, since the death of Archbishop
The Archbishop of Westminster has
further received communication of the
Apostolic Letters whereby new ecclesiastical provinces are created at Birmingham ancl Liverpool, and the present Bishops of Birmingham and
Liverpool are raised to the Archie-
piscopal dignity.
" Windowphanie"
Mar.es Stained Glass out of Plain Glass
Has Remo.ed to 721 Courtney Street
Opposite Alexandra Clnb Telephone 1148
Auction Sale of
InlGranid Trunk
Pacilic Townsite
of South
By order of  the  British  Columbia
Government   and   the   Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway
MR. HERBERT CUTHBERT, under instructions from the Hon. W. R.
Ross, Minister of Lands for the province, and E. J. Chamberlin, Esq.,
Vice-Pres. of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, will sell by auction,
the A. O. U. W. Hall, Yates Street,
at 11 a.m., 2.30 p.m., and (if necessary) 8 p.m.
Business and Residential Lots in
the Townsite
of Hazelton
This is the official townsite surveyed on Lot 851.
Full particulars in future advertisement.
635 Fort Street,     -     Victoria, B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia at its
next session for an Act granting to The Victoria Harbour Railway Company an extension
of time within which to commence and continuously ahd effectually proceed with thc
construction of its railway, and also an extension of time within which to spend liftecn
per cent, of its authorised capital upon thc
construction  of  its  railway.
Dated at Victoria, II. C, this 4th day of
December,   igu,
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Other Things too
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What you want, the way you want it
Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.    Do not forget—We always
keep on hand guaranteed
New Laid Eggs.
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MISS M.  WOOLDRIDGE,  Proprietress Opposite the Victoria Theatre
Grand Christmas Drawing
$600.00 will be given away in 45 prizes. A coupon
will be given with every 50c purchase. Do not forget that we are giving 30 per cent, off on all goods.
J. M. Nagano & Co.
Japanese Fancy Goods Store 1117 Douglas & 1501 Gov't Sts.
Loose Covers and Boat
Leather Work and Special Designs
French Polishing
1109 Fort Street
'hone 2149 12
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Cole from
Brooklyn, N.Y., are guests at the
Empress  Hotel.
Mr. J.   B.  Radcliffe  from  Merritt,
Nicola Valley, was a guest at the Empress Hotel during the week.
*   *   *
Mrs. J. R. Stewart and family have
returned from a two months' visit to
the Interior, where they visited Edmonton, Prince Albert and Winnipeg.
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Barbara
Mainguy, daughter of Mrs. Mainguy,
Chemainus, and Mr. Barber-Starkey,
was celebrated recently at Chemainus,
a number of friends being present at
the ceremony.
* *   *
Mrs. Daryl H. Kent of Vancouver
received on Friday last for the first
time since her marriage, at her apartments at 560 Granville Street, a large
number of people attending. She received in a becoming old rose gown,
trimmed with silk fringe and embroidery. She was assisted in receiving by her aunt, Mrs. Angus, who
wore a handsome green silk crepe
gown. The drawing-room was prettily arranged with pink carnations
and other flowers while the dining-
room was tastefully adorned with
yellow chrysanthemums. Mrs. T. H.
Tracy and Mrs. J. J. Southcott presided over the tea table assisted by
the Misses M. Ward, Florence Far-
ish and Muriel Angus.
* *   *
The marriage was solemnized on
Saturday, December 2nd, in Christ
Church Cathedral of Mr. Frederic
Robinson, son of the late Mr. Charles
Robinson and Mrs. Robinson, of
South-end-on-Sea, England, and Miss
Louise Dain Bell, second'daughter of
Dr. Alexander Bell, of Lakefield, Ont.
The bride, who was given away by
her brother-in-law, Mr. B. G. Gale,
wore a charming gown of white crepe
de chene with pearl trimimngs, and
the orthodox veil held in place with
a coronet of orange blossoms, and
she carried a bridal bouquet of white
roses. The Misses McFawn and
Blomfield acted as bridesmaids. Miss
McFawn was damtily gowned in
white crepe de chene with a white
lace hat trimmed with pink roses,
while Miss Blomfield wore pink satin
with white lace hat trimmed with pink-
roses. They carried bouquets of pink
carnations. Mr. Gerald Grove acted
as best man. After the ceremony a
reception was held at the home of
Mrs. K. C. Anderson, 611 Superior
Street. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson afterwards left for Vancouver, the bride
travelling in a smart navy blue coat
and skirt with a black beaver hat
trimmed with red berries.
* * *
Among the guests at a luncheon
party given last week in honour of
Miss Agnes Deans Cameron, by Mrs.
Henry Croft, were: Mrs. T. W. Paterson, Mrs. Richard McBride, Mrs.
(Chief Justice) Hunter, Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Hasell.
Mrs. J. D. Pemberton, Mrs. J. W.
Powell, Mrs. D. R. Harris, Mrs. E.
G. Prior, Mrs. A. P. Luxton, Mrs. A.
F. Griffiths, Mrs. C. H. Lugrin, Mrs.
W. L. Clay, Mrs. J. D. Helmcken,
Mrs. Doull, Mrs. Michener, Mrs.
Watt, Mrs. Scriven, Mrs. D. M.
Eberts, Mrs. C. W. Rhodes, Mrs. M.
J. King, Mrs. R. Beaven, Mrs. H.
Harrington, Mrs. A. W. Jones, Mrs.
Loewen, Mrs. E. C. Hannington, Mrs.
W. C. Scott, Mrs. E. Dewdney, Mrs.
0. M. Jones, Mrs, R. F. Green, Mrs.
J. A. Macdonald, Mrs. C. Cookson,
Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. N. Shaw, Mrs.
George Gillespie, Mrs. Clive Justice,
Mrs. J. S. H. Matson, Miss Crease,
Miss  A.  Mackay,  Miss Parbury and
Miss Mara. The table decorations
were very beautiful, dainty pots of
pink roses being arranged in baskets
with soft grey foliage.
Mrs. Creed and Mrs. Tuckey were
hostesses recently of. a smart "at
home," given in honour of the post
nuptial reception of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Reed. The following is a
list of the guests present: Major and
Mrs. and Miss Walsh, Mr. and Mrs.
Worlock, Mrs. Abraham Smith, Miss
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Watt, Mr. and
Mrs. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Winter-
burn, Mrs. Kennedy and the Misses
Kennedy, Mrs. Solly, Mrs. Hall, Miss
Gatonby, Miss Nash, Mrs. Teague,
Mrs. Beckett, Mrs. Gibson, Mrs.
Wheatley, Miss Wheatley, Mr. and
Mrs. Nicholson, Miss Nicholson, Mrs.
Christie, Mrs. Loveland, Mrs. Brom-
ley-Jubb, and Miss Bromley-Jubb,
Mrs. Marchant, Mrs. Norton, Miss
Norton, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester, Mr.
and Mrs. Grant, Rev. J. Sweet, Miss
Sweet, Mr. Alfred Harding, Mrs.
Hamlet, Mrs. O'Meara, Miss Bruce,
Mrs. Elliot and Miss Elliot, Miss
Scott, the Misses Sharp, Mrs. Whiteside, Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. Innes, Mrs.
Brodwick, Mrs. Bennett, Miss Wal-
bum, Mr. Willis, Mrs. Stewart Williams, Mrs. Kitto, Miss M. Kitto and
others. The bride wore her wedding
gown of cream cloth, trimmed with
crystal embroidery and real lace.
The drawing-room was decorated
with masses of pink carnations and
ferns, while the dining-room was
tastefully adorned with yellow chrysanthemums and artificial lights.
*   *   *
Mrs. James Raymur was hostess on
Wednesday, December 6th, of a most
enjoyable bridge and tea party. The
artistic drawing-room was tastefully
adorned with chrysanthemums and
greenery.    Among the  guests  were:
Mrs. C. E. Pooley, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs.
Cecil Roberts, Mrs. Rismuller, Mrs.
McCallum, Mrs. Rithet, Mrs. Jack
Rithet, Airs. Duncan Ross, Mrs.
Charles Rhodes, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs.
Savage, Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. Charles
Todd, Mrs. William Todd, Mrs. Tuck,
Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Ambery, Mrs.
Blackwood, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Bechtel, Mrs. Carmichael, Mrs. Love,
Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. T. S. Gore,
Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Gaudin, Mrs.
Gaudin, Mrs. Heyland, Mrs. J. Harvey, Mrs. King, Mrs. Heisterman,
Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Wasson, Mrs. A.
Martin, Mrs. Piggot, Mrs. Phipps,
Mrs. McBride, Mrs. McB. Smith, Mrs.
Burdick, Miss Blackwood, Miss Pooley, Miss Smith, Miss Heyland, Mrs,
Harris, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs. Dupont,
Mrs. Finlayson, Mrs. R. W. Gibson,
Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Alister Robertson, Mrs. Genge, Mrs. Galuher, Mrs.
Hunter, Mrs. Luxton, Mrs. Lindsay,
Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Michener, Mrs.
McCurdy, Mrs. Campbell McCallum,
Mrs. Rant, Mrs. Roy Troup, Miss
Troup, Mrs. Wilson and others.
*   *   *
The Private Saturday Evening
Dancing Class entertained their
friends at a most enjoyable fancy
dress ball on Monday evening last in
the A. 0. U. W. Hall, which was
prettily decorated for the occasion
with pink bunting and ivy. Miss
Thain's orchestra supplied the music
which was frequently encored. The
supper room was gayly adorned with
flags, the electric lights being covered with red tissue paper shades.
The supper table was daintily draped
with scarlet tissue paper on which
silver tinsel vases of red carnations
and asparagus fern and ivy were arranged. Among the most noticeable
costumes were: Miss Bass as a gipsy
girl, Miss Mary Boggs as America in
stars and stripes, Miss Mason as
Carmen, Miss Tommy Scott in green
with wreaths (Ireland), Miss Hamilton as Queen of Hearts, Mr. Sholto Gillespie as a trapper, Mr. Huntington as Indian Trooper, Mr. Eric
McCallum, Japanese; Master A. McCallum, Egyptian Army; Mr. Robert
Fort, Cadet Corps; Master Wilkinson, Court Costume; Mr. Talbot,
Torreador; Miss Slater, Spanish dancer; Master H. Holmes, Chinaman;
Miss Gillespie, Turkish lady; Miss
Dumbleton, The Colonist; Miss Burrell, White Swan Soap; Miss Denise
Harris, Roses; Miss B. Monteith,
Chinese lady; Mr. R. Matthews, Dutch
costume; Miss Carey, Japanese; Miss
Newcombe, French maid; Miss Page,
Milk  maid;  Master  Carey,  Cowboy;
Miss Duncalf,    Night;    Miss Peggy
McBride,   Japanese    girl;    Miss   M.j
Neilson, Quaker; Miss Peters, Dutch
girl;  Miss Wadmore,  Poudre;   Miss I
Fort,    Twilight;    Mr.    Deispecker,
Sailor;    Miss Grace    Simpson, Rose
Girl;    Master    S.    Simpson ,  Cadet
Corps;    Master    McDonald,  Clown;
Master Geiger, Clown; Miss Dumbleton, Turkish dress; Mrs. Stuart Robertson;  Miss Eva Ross,  Red Cross
Nurse;   Miss    Munn,    Pierette;   Mr,
Charlesworth, Chinaman; Miss Peterson   and   Mr.   Retherich,   Lady   and
Gentleman of the 17th Century;   Mr.
Nicholson, French Cook; Miss Reid,
Grecian  dress;  Master  Noel  Peters,
Chinese  costume,   and  many  others
too  numerous to  mention.     Among
others present were: Mrs. McBride,
Mrs. Innes, Mrs. Bouker, Mrs. Scott,
Mrs. Wm. Monteith, Miss Monteith,
Mrs. F. Peters, Mrs. Richard Jones
Mrs.   Harry   Pooley,    Miss   Pooley
Mrs.   Carey,   Mrs.   Ray,   Mrs.   Beau
mont Boggs, Mrs. Lauder, Miss Lau
der,   Mrs.   Verrinder,   Mr.   and   Mrs
Wm.   Holmes,   Mrs.   Richard   Elliot
Mrs. Munn, Mrs. Baxter, Mrs. Piatt
Miss Combe, Miss Troup, Miss Rome
Miss  Barnard, Miss Verrinder, Mis;
McBride,   Miss    O'Brian,    Miss    M
Robertson, Miss Ethel Rhodes, Mis:
E. Monteith, Miss Tolmie, Miss Isa
bel  Elliot, Miss Piatt,  Miss  Betterf
son,    Miss   Macdonald,   the   Missel
Mess,   Miss  Simonc1s,   Miss  Durandl
Miss   Bagshawe,   Miss   Floyd   (JapJ
anese    Girl),    Miss    McKinley,    thi
Misses McEachern, the Misses Robl
inson, Miss Adams, Miss Innes, Mis!
Mesher, and the Messrs. Picken, Col
pas,  Victor  Lawson,   Evan  SpencerT
Cyril Spencer, D. McCallum, E. Mel
Callum,   A.   McCallum,   Oumet,   th*
Messrs.   Forrest,   Hamilton,   W.   B
Monteith, Jack Cambie, Hugh Peters
Simonds, Hawthornthwaite, Manning
ton,  Tom  Brown,   C.   Brown,  Wm
Barton,    Walter    Barton,    Bromley
Keggell,   Scott,   Rr wcroft,   William;
Lowenberg,   Smith,   Morrell,   Virtiu
J.  Mason,  Holt, Fitzgerald,  Mortoi
Wilkenson, Diespecker, Woods, Dar
cy Martin, Thomas,  Herbert Boggs
Thomas Norris, Ross, Baxter, Wheat
ley, Milligan and others-
Mrs. S. Shelton
Ye Old Country Dry Goods
Store, 734 Yates St.
English Serge Dress Skirts, navy and
black.   Machine stitched bottoms.
$2.25 each.   Come and see.
Why Not Make Your Gifts Useful Gifts ?
Isn't it true that there are a thousand ancl one gifts given each year—that are just trifle gifts—that are of no use to those receiving them? Why waste this
way? Why not invest the gift giving money in lasting, satisfactory, useful things? Such are the sort this big store offers ancl suggests to you—ancl the
selection is so unlimited that the choosing is easy. Little things, big things, things for everybody. Prices most reasonable, and if the Christmas allowance be
a trifle limited, we have pieces priced so small that it will enable you to do all that you may wish to.   Reasons enough why you should make this store your
buying headquarters.
Some of Our
Sat. Evening
A Coffee Percolator or a Hot Water
Kettle makes a Nice Gift
Surely you are not puzzling your brain wondering what to get for
Mother this Christmas. Have you ever asked us to help you? Now,
if you can't make up your mind what to get for Mother, or a lady
friend, let us tell you that we have hundreds of different things that
will be appreciated.   A Coffee Percolator would be a nice gift at a very
reasonable price.   Choose your style, from $9.00
Another useful gift at a very reasonable price is one of our Hot Water
Kettels with stand, in silverplate, nickle, brass or copper. A big
variety to select from.   Prices start at $3.50
Chocolate Sets
Many Designs to
Select from-
Make Useful
Priced from $3.00 per Set
SHAVING MUGS 25c—Shaving Mugs from 25c
settles the gift question for some dainty decorated China.
MOUSTACHE CUPS—Excellent line at 25c
TOAST RACKS $1.00—Silver Plated Toast Racks
in a great variety of designs. Prices range
from $1-00
Hundreds of gifts in silver here. Great values
NUT CRACKERS 35c—Nut Crackers are needed
for Christmas,—several styles here priced
at 65c and 35c
Silver-plated styles at $1.00 and 75c
Lots of China Nut Bowls.
DON'T MISS THE 10c, 25c, 35c and 50c COUNTERS
Saturday Evening
Specials at
Order your Xmas Gifts
by Mail. If you cannot
visit our Store get one
of our Free Catalogues THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER'16, 1911
'. At the great Durbar at Delhi Queen
Mary appeared in the same robes
and crown that she wore at tiie Coronation, but to the gems in the crown
has been added the famous Koh-i-
Noor, out of compliment to the Indian Empire.
In India the superstition obtains
that if the diamond is worn by a
man dire disaster will befall him,
while if the wearer be a woman, fortune will shine upon her for the rest
of her days. So strong is the belief
in this legend that when it was announced that the late King Edward
intended to have the gem set in his
crown many leading Indians petitioned His Majesty to give up the idea.
The result was that the Koh-i-Noor,
instead of appearing in the King's
crown, was mounted in Queen Alexandra's diadem. It has now b..u
transferred to the crown of Queen
Mary, and before the close of the
year this historic gem will be seen
once more in the land from whence
it came. And how did it come? This
is the story:
In tiie palace of the Maharajah Du-
leep Sing at Lahore, on the afternoon of October 12th, 1848, was held
a historical ancl impressive meeting
of native princes ancl British officials.
The Maharajah's domain had been
conquered by the British, and the
purpose of the meeting was the formal surrender of the native king.
The ceremony was business-like in
the extreme. One of Queen Victoria's officers, Dr. Logan, stood before the throne where sat the Maharajah, surrounded by men of high
degree. That Maharajah was eight
years old. In three languages—English first, then Hindustani, then Persian—Dr. Logan read the Queen's
proclamation. After naming the conditions of surrender, the document
stipulated that thc boy king was to
become  a  British   subject,  ancl  that
he was to accept a pension of twenty-
five" th6usSiicPp6ffiir_s'i_ ''y£k. _"%&_' tliat
the historical diamond, the K-in-i-
Noor, was to be given to the British
The, boy king signed the document,
not'quite understanding what all the
fuss was about. Then a dignified
Brahmin stepped forward, unknotted
a silken ribbon which was wound
about the young king's wrist, took
therefrom a brilliant about the size
of a bantam's egg and of unsurpassable beauty, and handed it to Dr.
Logan. It was the diamond of a
"thousand tragedies" — the Koh-i-
Noor.   Thc meeting was at an end.
The "Mountain of Light" or Koh-
i-Noor, the largest diamond in the
world after the Culliman stone, has
now been in the possession of the
British Crown for more than half a
century. For three hundred and fifty
years previous to its acquisition by
Queen Victoria it is supposed to have
been handed down from one to another in turn by some twenty different princes of India.
Omitting all tradition, the authenticated melodramatic incidents surrounding this enormously valuable
stone begins with its transfer to the
British conquerors by the child King
of Lahore, as already described. In
1850 Dr. Logan took the diamond to
London, and turned it over to tnr
John Lawrence, a member of the
Board of Administration for Lahore
and the Punjab. Sir John, a very
busy man, put the gem in a pocket of
his waistcoat. On his return home
that night he changed his day-clothes
for his more gorgeous court attire,
and proceeded to Buckingham Palace,
whither he had been summoned by
the Queen. No sooner was he presented to Queen Victoria than Her
Majesty asked to see the extraordinary diamond that had that day
arrived from India.
Imagine Sir John's consternation!
He had left the most valuable gem
in Europe at home in the pocket of a
garment, ^that    he    had ^carelessly.
m§$m*?p_ff :m .xtMtil^m
and left the palace, to return later
with the Koh-i-Noor, which our
Queen now gazed upon for the first
time. She at once ordered the stone
to be re-cut. Costar, of Amsterdam,
the most expert diamond-cutter of
his day, was installed in Windsor
Castle and put to work under watchful eyes. With great ceremony the
Prince Consort set in motion the
wheel used in the cutting process. At
the end of thirty-five clays the Koh-i-
Noor, now reduced to one hundred
and eighty-six carats, and set in a
brooch, was worn by Queen Victoria
at a court ball.
Meantime, the young Indian prince,
Duleep Singh, had been brought to
England, and was being educated at
Eton as a ward of the Crown. On
his twenty-first birthday, during an
audience with the Queen, he craved
permission of Her Majesty to look
upon the diamond that had come to
him from his ancestors. The "Mountain of Night" was produced, and,
after fondling it awhile, the Prince
"Your Majesty, I was but a lad
when I signed away this stone as
bidden. Now that I am a man, I
should like to place the diamond of
my ancestors in my Sovereign's hand
of my own free will." And he handed the Queen the Koh-i-Noor with a
gesture that was afterwards described as "half angry."
From that day the prince became
discontented. He brooded over the
fancied wrongs of his people, and in
time even broke into open rebellion
against all things British. Then he
left the country. Thereupon his pension was stopped, ancl he was reduced to living upon the proceeds of his
jewels. In 1889 he returned to England, and wrote a most discourteous
letter to the Queen imperatively demanding the return of the "stolen"
Koh-i-Noor. No answer was vouchsafed, but the prince received a quiet
.intjmatipn vgr^lJxJjhat j\ ;wQi)Id be
_n 'excellent thing for 'his welfare'"if
he would "keep the peace."
Meantime Duleep had been allowed to marry an Indian princess, and
by her he had several children. Their
eldest son in time evinced a desire to
marry into the British'nobility, declaring that he loved the beautiful
Lady Anne Coventry. To this proposed marriage Duleep objected, saying: "Thou, my son, shalt never
marry an English lady until the British Crown surrenders either to thee
or to me the Kohi-i-Noor of our ancestors."
At this juncture the Prince of
Wales (the late King Edward) took
a hand in the game, artfully and with
much kindness inducing the father to
put aside his objections. At last
Prince Duleep Singh actually gave
his consent. Before the marriage,
however, Duleep, raving deliriously
about "robbers" who "snatched" the
Koh-i-Noor from a "child's hand,"
fell into the sleep from which there
is no waking.
Then came the last act, to date, in
the "thousand tragedies" of the
"Mountain of Light." At noon, on
the fourth of January, 1898, the son
of the Maharajah Duleep Singh,
known as Prince Victor Albert Duleep Singh was married to Lady Anne
Coventry, youngest daughter of the
ninth Earl of Coventry, this being
the first case on record of the union
of a British noblewoman with a
Hindoo of rank. Immediately after
the wedding, upon meeting Queen
Victoria, the young prince said:
"Your Majesty, might it be permitted
to me to look just once upon' the
wondrous diamond my father gave
Immediately there was a painful
ancl anxious stir among Her Majesty's officers, by whom the young
prince was taken in hand, when his
thoughts were diverted from the
troublous gem of his ancestors; for
the Queen    herself   had    once said:
iK«te% , *,,, = *
riarajafi Duleep Smgh, Jt would be-
unkind in future to allow any prinqe
of India to gaze upon the fatefiQ
Koh-i-Noor." She kept her wordj
fgr she recollected-the old saying
''Who holds the KeSh-i-Noor holds
India." S
As a summer recreation the actress decided
to start a poultry farm, wliieh she did witli
a barnyard hen and thirteen eggs from tiie
village store.
Not having even the most elementary
knowledge of poultry, she enquired of a
neighbour how long eggs generally took to
hatch.    She  received  the  reply:
"Three weeks for chickens and four for
The neighbour met her some time afterward, and on being asked how the poultry
farming was going on, she replied, with a
lowering countenance:
"Oh, I've finished with it. At the end
of three weeks tbere were no chickens, so
I took tbe hen off, as I didn't want ducks."
President Hadley recalls tbat tbe day when
he succeeded the learned and witty Timothy
Dwigbt as president of Yale University the
exercises attendant upon the transfer of authority  were  marred  by  a  heavy  fall  of rain.
"It came down suddenly," said Dr. Hadley, "just as a column of people which President Dwight and I headed were crowing
tbe campus. Someone handed us an umbrella
which I was about to open when my companion took it  from me.
" %et mc carry it, Professor,1 he whts*
pered.    'Vour reign will begin tomorrow."
A lady in a Southern town was approached
hy  her coloured  maid.
"Well, Jenny?" she asked, seeing tbat
something was in the air.
"Please, Mis' . Mary, might I have tbe
aft'noon off three weeks frum Wednesday?"
Then, noticing an undecided look in ber mistress' face, she added hastily—"I want to go
to my  fiance's fun'ral."
"Goodness mc," answered thc lady—"Your
fiance's funeral! Why, you don't know that
he's even going to die, let alone the date
of his funeral. That is something we can't
auy of us be sure about—when wc are going to die,"
"Yes'm," said the girl doubtfully. Then,
with a triumphant note in her voice—"I'se.
sure about him, Mis', 'cos he's going to be'
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A Medley of Suggestions from "The Gift Centre" at Prices Ranging from 40c. to $4.is
Jewel Box and Pin Cushion Combination, in sterling silver ancl velvet.   Regular
$3.   Our Sale Price  $2.25
Fountain Pens, which we regularly sell at $3, now reduced to Our Sale Price..$2.25
Lead Pencils, in sterling silver case.   Specially marked down to clear at only... .40c
Handsome   Crystal   Inkstand,   sterling   silver   mounted.     Regular   $4   each.
Our Sale Price  $3.00
Heavy Sterling Silver Match Boxes.   Regular each $2.75.   Our Sale Price $2.10
Gent's Leather Cigar Case, very fine quality.   Regular price $5.50. Our Sale
Price  $4-i5
Gent's Cigarette Case, similar to above.   Regular price $3.25. Our Sale Price..$2.45
Depos Art Perfume Bottles.   Regular price $1.25.   Our Sale Price 95c
Small Sterling Silver Vanity Mirrors.   Regular $1.50.   Our Sale Price $1.15
Smelling Salts Bottles, very useful and  handy size, with  sterling silver lids.
Regular $3.75.   Our Sale Price  $2.85
Gent's Sterling Silver Card Cases.   Regular $3.25 each.   Our Sale Price $2.45
Silver and Ivory Paper Knives.   Regular $3.00.   Our Sale Price- $2.25
Gunmetal and   Ivory   Paper   Knives   and   Library   Knives.     Regular   $2.75.
Our Sale Price   $2.10
Ladies' 14k solid gold Watch, open face,
full jewelled movement. Regular $36.
Now   $27.00
Ladies' 14k solid gold hunting case
Watch, fitted with full jewelled movement.   Regular $46.   Now  $34-50
Gent's 14k solid gold open face, fitted
with high grade full jewelled movement.   Regular $56.    Now  $42.00
Gent's goPd filled Watches, fitted with
fine reliable movements, ranging from
$12 up.
Solid gold Bracelet, with safety chain.
Regular $12.    Now  $9.00
Solid gold 14k Bracelet, set with two
large diamonds and one ruby. Regular $76.    Now   $59.00
Gold filled Bracelets in endless variety,
and of high quality, both in plain and
hand-engraved designs, with safety
chains attached, ranging in price from
$3.40 to    $10.00
Full line of Children's Bangles, from
25c up.
14k Necklet, set with pearls. Regular
$19.50.    Now   $14.65
14k Necklet, set with pearls ancl
amethyst.   Regular $36.50. Now $27.40
14k Necklet set with pearl and peridot,
a very handsome piece. Regular $76.
Now  $59.00
Solid gold Neck Chains, regular lengths,
various designs, and ranging in price
from,  up    $3.00
Cut   Glass   Bowl,   Sin.    Regular   $7.75.
Now   $5.85
Cut   Glass   Bowl,   Sin.     Regular   $5.50.
Now   $4.10
Cut Glass Bon-Bon Dish.   Regular $2.00.
Now  $1.50
Cut Glass Bon-Bon Dish, 6 in.   Regular
$2.50.    Now   $1.90
Cut  Glass  Cream  ancl  Sugar.    Regular
$5.50 per pair.    Now   $4.io:
Cut   Glass   Water   Pitcher,   large   size,
handsome cut.   Reg. $9.00.   Now* $6.75
Challoner H Mitchell Go, Ufhktd, Jewelers
The Gift Centre"    1017 Government Street
 ... ._.._..»_». ""•ifrvifn_rrir_i__iiiMiiim]ii 14
Vancouver s Great Industrial City
Coquitlam is to be Vancouver's great industrial city. Nature has so destined it. Nowhere
else in the metropolitan district are there to be found all the elements for the upbuilding of a
great industrial centre. Coquitlam is a deep water port, fronting on the Pitt River with its
junction with the Fraser River, and it is certain that in connection with the railway terminals
the river front will develop into a busy shipping district. The navigation advantages, supplemented by the immense car storage, proximity to the great world city of Vancouver, cheap
electric power furnished by two large electric power companies, extensive industrial trackage
systems, and level land, will make Coquitlam the great suburban industrial centre of
the Vancouver metropolitan district.
Coquitlam—the Only Place
The big manufacturing enterprises, as well as a host of small ones, will be
forced by reasons of business geography, cost of sites, railway facilities, cheap
residence sites for employees, level land, ample supply of cars, etc., to locate
at Coquitlam.
Lying as it does on the banks of the Pitt and Fraser Rivers, at the very
door of Vancouver, and embracing a large territory of perfectly level land,
Coquitlam is ideally located for the great industrial city it is destined to be.
Shaughnessy, Pitt Centre, St. Mary's
Heights and First Division Lots
Now on Sale.
$200,    $250,   $275,    $300,   $325,   $350,    $375,   $400,   $450,    $500,
$550,  $600,  $700, $750.  $800,  $900,  $1,000.
Terms—_4 cash; 6, 12, 18 months.
If desired the low price lots can be purchased on the monthly payment
plan, payments as follows:
Any lot up to $275, $25 cash, balance  ' $10 per month
$300 lots,   $50 cash, balance. $10     "
$325 lots,   $75 cash, balance  $10     "
$350 lots, $100 cash, balance  $10     "
$375 lots, $125 cash, balance $10     "
$400 lots, $150 -cash, balance  $10     "
Indefeasible titles to each lot. Pay in full when you wish and secure
your title. The principle of grouping prices has been followed, that is,
the townsite owners have not tried to figure out a price on each lot based
on its distance from business centres, but have followed a general rule of
fixing prices on corner lots and certain frontage in each subdivision, the
remainder of the lots being assigned the same prices by groups
Whatever difference there may bc in Intrinsic Values by reason of
Location ivill thus be realized by the Early Buyers.
Sharing Its Good Fortunes
with the Public
The fixed policy of the Coquitlam Terminal Company is to share its good
fortune in the ownership of its townsite at Coquitlam with the public. We are
not philanthropists but we realize that the ever permanently successful business
is based on the satisfaction of the customer.
Now consider the prices prevailing elsewhere and you will see that it is
the truth. In Regina, which is no larger today than Coquitlam will be within
five years, a "twenty-five foot lot one and three-quarter miles from the centre
of the city, is worth $2,000. Compare that with $1,000 for lots in the business
centre of the new town and adjoining residence lots as low as $275. What will
one of these business lots be worth five years from now? What will one of
these residence lots be worth ?
Think of the fortunes made by first investors in other railroad towns—
of Calgary, where lots which started at $100 are now worth up to $40,000—
of Edmonton, where lots which sold for $100 are commanding up to $50,000
—of Regina, where original $100 lots are being held for $35,000—of Saskatoon,
where original $100 lots are held at $30,000—of Moose Jaw, Lethbridge, Prince
Rupert, Vancouver and many others. Think of these cities and remember that
today—/tote Coquitlam offers you a great final opportunity for fortune building,
for Coquitlam is not a mere railroad town, but—
A Coming Great Industrial Centre
Don't wait until the lots have been taken up by speculators. As Vice-
President Bury, of the Canadian Pacific Railway, said in a recent interview :—
"Rapid work on the terminals is imperative—and the work and development
will be rapid."   Look out for a sharp advance in prices!
You can just as well be one of the fortunate ones who will make enormous
profits by purchasing direct from the original owners. In the general district
surrounding the terminals of the Canadian Pacific Railway—the region which
the public has seen fit to designate as the official townsite—we own about 85
per cent, of the land. We again emphasize this fact because the municipality
of Coquitlam is twenty-four times as large as the townsite, and you may buy
a lot in "Coquitlam" and still be miles and miles away from "the townsite.
Only the townsite property will be directly benefited by the great development
taking place at Coquitlam.
Fill out the application blank now, or if you wish more information, fill in
the literature coupon. The first will reserve you the best lot unsold and you
can have your money back if you are not satisfied; the second will bring you
fuller information as to the property—but—whatever you do, do it now'.
Enclosed   find   deposit  of  $10.
Please reserve best lots available at
Leigh-Spencer Bldg.     Vancouver, B. C.
Please send me full particulars
about the Official Townsite at


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