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Crown Granted
['Agricultural and  Fruit  Lands.
For Sale on Best Terms.
'1208 Government St,    Victoria. __>
Victoria Edition
The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vaacoaver S. &.
Stewart WilUm
Hilton Keith     -
3 Phone 1324 fl
L>k V.    No
Onb Dollar Pa* Annum
The nominating Convention
[nservative     for Victoria   was   held on
invention.      Wednesday last.     On  the
authority of old-timers, who
|ve been in the City for half a century
Pi who were present, it was the largest,
i most enthusiastic, and the most inspir-
|; ever held in the city.   From the stand-
fint of thc party it could not have been
a'e  satisfactory.     There was  not  the
fittest dissension, two names only were
bniitted, ancl Mr. G. li. Barnard was
Icted hy such an overwhelming majority
(i-to leave no doubt of his popularity with
party.   The AVeek was the first paper
[designate Mr. Barnard as the standard-
lirer of the party three months ago and
tl never wavered in its opinion that if
[were available he should be the candi-
[e.    For  some  time  it was  doubtful
[ether he would enter the field aud then
[course it became necessary to look else-
ere.     Recently   the   influence   of  his
bnds  prevailed   ancl  he  consented   to
Ice himself in their hands.    This was
j action of a public man willing to place
jy before inclination, for any man who
lomes a parliamentary candidate must
]ke enormous sacrifices, and invite hos-
criticism.    From the standpoint of
Isonal comfort the game is not worth
j candle, but from the standpoint of the
In who admits the responsibility which
Itches  to   wealth,   position,  or  natural
Its, there should be no question as to
claims and responsibilities of public
When a man possessing the neces-
qualifications is  designated by the
be of his fellows for some important
|ie he should if possible set aside private
siderations and   shoulder  the burden.
Inula wants more men whom the oflice
ks, and fewer who seek the oflice.   Mr.
l'nard belongs to the former class, ancl
Ithat sense is specially qualified to re-
bent his native city in the parliament
lie Dominion.   Of Mr. Barnard's other
llifications it is not necessary to say
sh.    He has spent all his adult life in
Jtoria and is well known to every one
jits citizens.    He has discharged the
pe of Chief Magistrate and in so doing
inevitably incurred the disapproval of
ke Avho differed from him; but that is
■[disqualification ancl rather marks him
as a man of some independence and
binction. Those who know Mr. Barnard
like him most, and know that he has
lincl heart and is a good fellow.    One
ag is certain that if the party is deter-
■Led and if the excellent organization
Itch  has  been  established   under  Mr.
rnard's Presidency of the Local Assertion is properly directed tlie nominee of
Conservative  party  will   be  elected
imber for Victoria by a substantial malty,    A solid party vote, polled out, will
le Mr. Barnard a lead of at least five
lulred over the Liberal nominee.     The
ly time that Mr. Templeman has been
to win in Victoria was against a weak
|.didate, at a bye-election, with the pres-
of a portfolio, and by the aid of at
fct several hundred Conservative votes,
breach which caused that split has
[u* healed, and on the present occasion
Barnard will receive the support of
luited party.   If union is strength unity
Is enthusiasm means success, and these
conditions undoubtedly prevail in the
liservative party of A'ictoria today.
The Vancouver Saturday
Imt Sunset is improving, at any
|iching. rule in some respects,    lt is
si ill ns erratic as ever when
■Jling with matters political, being disced between the effort to appear inde-
pendent and at the same time to hide its
Grit proclivities. In other directions,
however, it is doing good Avork, having
taken up the matter of a pure milk supply,
which perhaps needs attention just now in
Vancouver more than anything else. Tliere
is, however, another direction in which the
Saturday Sunset is rendering an important
public service, viz., in drawing attention
to the appalling conditions under which
white women have been found in Chinese
opium dens. This is a subject which cannot be discussed at length in the public
press, but it passes comprehension that the
police authorities could be so ineffective in
their treatment of one of the most serious
crimes which could be perpetrated in any
community. The disclosures of the last
few weeks lead one to ask in amazement,
influence is becoming a more potent factor
in public affairs. In view of the one
great issue now before the country, that of
clean government, this question assumes
even greater importance. If the new generation is to be as indifferent to the evils
of politicnl corruption as its predecessors
the day of purity in Canadian politics is
very far distant. It may be more the
fault of the system than of the individuals,
but the fact remains that the fathers have
become accustomed to methods which can
only be designated immoral, ancl which
have undermined not only the political but
the commercial life of Canada. There is
hardly an industry which is not tainted
with graft, there is hardly an important
business transaction which is not tarred
with the political brush;  few great enter-
Conservative  Candidate  Ior   Victoria.
where are the Police. Ancl why is the
law not enforced . To lay this at the door
of the difficulty of procuring evidence is
preposterous; if the facts are as stated the
Police have the remedy in tlieir own hands
and require no instructions. The failure
to compass the evil only strengthens the
popular conviction that in Vancouver, as
elsewhere, the Police connive at the most
vicious practices and protect the perpetrators because they are paid to do so. In
this connection The Week is glad to see
that the Saturday Sunset is prepared under suiue circumstances to advocate lynching. The Week has always done so, and
lias had the courage of its convictions; it
does not hesitate to say that for the punishment of such outrages upon little girls
ns that which occurred iu Stanley Park
recently, lynching is the only remedy, a
conclusion which derives its strength from
rhe fact that the Police have proved tlieir
incapacity to protect the public.
The Young
A good deal   is  being snid
ai  the present  time about
tin*  pari   which  thc young
men of Canada will piay in
thc forthcoming election.   All ihu.-'*' familiar with the lists know that the percentage
of young men is increasing and thai their
prises can he contemplated without the aid
of the politicians who take their toll in exchange for iheir "pull." The iniquities
which mnde the Intercolonial a byword
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and
which made such serious inroads on the
Dominion Exchequer have been duplicated in n hundred instances until there
i> hardly nn enterprise iu Canada which
stands mi ils own bottom, and which does
nol pay tribute to sonic unholy gang of
boodlers. The system has demoralized the
Xul ion, il is inimical to the survival of
business methods, it has stimulated the
growth of artificial means of obtaining
success, it lias placed a premium upon
smart trickery, and has discounted honest
endeavour. The evil has been far-reaching, while il has enriched it has also
ruined the public reputation of cabinet
ministers, it has discredited most of ihe
public departments, and ii lias finally
raised the issued upon which the forthcoming election will bc fought mit. There
arc nol wanting signs thai for once lhe
judgment of Rehoboam will he reversed
and thai wisdom may he found in lhe
.•oiinsel of ihe young men. There is siill
some imagination lefl in the world, and
while lhe young men of Canada have had
an atrocious example before their eyes they
have not quite lost the traditional ideals
of their race. Throughout Canada are to
be found young men's Clubs and Associations where these things are being discussed, and the revolt of the Young Liberals of Vietoria is but au illustration of
what has taken place in many other cities.
With right leadership enthusiasm can be
aroused for a clean administration, and for
a rally to the standard which has kept
English political life free from the taint
with which we are so familiar on this side
of the Atlantic. It is the duty of every
newspaper and of every speaker to raise
this standard in the coming campaign.
Even Sir Wilfrid Laurier has deplored
tlie prevalence of corruption in our public
life. He has been as ineffective to control
or even to check it as any of his predecessors, ancl if the young men of Canada
prove true to the ideal which they have
espoused they will sink every other consideration in the endeavour to rid their
country of the reproach whicli is fast forcing it, in the eyes of the World, into a
class hitherto monopolized by the United
There can be no doubt in
The Vital tllt, luiluls 0f all who have
Question. studied   the   question   that
the one thing upon which
the material prosperity of Canada depends
is a judicious Fiscal Policy. In an address which he recently delivered iu the
Old Country, Air. Joseph Martin made a
violent attack upon Mr. Richard Grigg,
the Dominion Trade Commissioner, because the latter gentleman in his invaluable report had stated that Canada was a
Protectionist country. Mr. Martin has
probably since seen that his attack was unjustified, but the fact remains, whoever
may dispute it, that Canada is essentially
a Protectiouist couutry. Time was when
the old Liberals of the days of George
Brown, Alexander AiacKenzie, and even
Sir Richard Cartwright, saw no way to
avoid bankruptcy than by annexation to
the States, yet all the time they were
preaching "free trade," and declaring that
the Cobden banner would always float at
the bead of the Liberal party in Canada.
It was not until Sir J. A. .Macdonald and
his associates had demonstrated to the
country that Canada could only thrive under Protection against tho overwhelming
influence of her great neighbour and competitor, and the National Policy was instituted, ihat wc began tu forge ahead. Protect ion has long ceased lo he a party issue,
Iuu to learn just, how the fiscal policy for
which Sir Wilfrid Laurier's.administration is responsible is working out one has
to turn to Mr. Crigg's report, it is the
intention of The Week to devote a series
of articles to its discussion, Mr. Grigg is
lhe highest authority in Canada, and pos-
sibly llic highest in the World on Imperial trade affairs; his report has come
as a hoiiih-shell into the ranks of the Transportation Companies and no one who
wishes lo intelligently discuss irade aud
tariff issues can afford to be unacquainted
with il. From the mosl cursory lirst
reading one may glean that statistics prove
the ineffectiveness of the British preference to "prefer"—ancl lhe equal failure
of the Bounty system to establish permanent industries. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1908.
* Social and        X
J Personal. £
if 4*
Mr. and Mrs. B. Heisterman were
passengers from the Sound by Wednesday's boat.
w    w    w
Mrs. Eberts has returned from Seattle, where she has been visiting
* w    *
Mr.  and  Mrs.   E.  V.  Bodwell and
children have left for the east.
* *    -t*
Miss Violet Pooley has returned
from a visit to Seattle.
* *    *
Mr. Sydney Pitts and Miss Ethel
Pitts  leave shortly on a trip to the
old country.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pooley are still
travelling on  the  continent, and  are
not expected home for some time.
* *   *
Miss Violet Hickey after spending
several months in Vancouver, returns
home early in the week.
* *    *
Miss Butchart came in from Sydney
on Wednesday and spent several days
in town.
* *    *
Miss Watts of Seattle has been the
guest of the Misses Blackwood.
* *   *
Mr. E. A. Harris spent a few days
at Cowichan Lake last week, fishing.
* *    *
Mr. P. S. Hussey left on Tuesday
evening ou a business trip to Seattle.
* *    *
Mr. Carew Gibson was a passenger
from the Mainland where he had been
spending a  few days.
w    *    *
Mrs. Barclay of Westholme was thc
guest of Mrs. Audain, at Burleith during the week.
Miss Phyllys Green leaves shortly
for England where she intends spending several months visiting.
* *    *
The Bridge Club met at Mrs. W.
S. Gore's on Friday last.
* *    *
Invitations have been issued by Mr.
and Mrs. Lugrin for the marriage of
their daughter, Miss Winnifred Lugrin, to take place on Monday at St.
John's church.
* *   *
Mrs. Berkeley entertained a few
friends at bridge on Wednesday afternoon, at her camp near Esquimalt.
Mrs. George Courtney was the fortunate prize winne.-.
* *   *
Mrs. J. T. Shadforth has left Victoria for Seattle to visit friends. Mr.
Shadforth is making his headquarters
at the Driard hotel.
* *   *
Mrs. Fred. Pemberton was given a
surprise party on Thursday evening,
three tally-hos conveying the guests
out. Miss Thain and support supplied the music.
* *   *
On Friday evening Mrs. Holland,
Belcher street, was hostess at a very
charming little dance. The house and
refreshment table were very prettily
decorated with autumn flowers and
leaves. Miss Thain supplied the
musical programme.
* *   *
Thc Misses Blackwood gave a tea
for Miss Watts of Seattle last week.
The tea table was beautifully arranged
with crimson roses and garlands of
smilax. Among the guests were: Mrs.
B. Tye, Miss Bolton, Miss Crosse,
Miss A. Beanlands, Mrs. Cockburn,
Miss King, Miss Johnston, Miss Gaudin, Miss Heyland, Miss Mason, Miss
G. Irving, Miss McKay, Miss Rome,
Miss Hickey, Mrs. Day, Mrs. Eberts,
Miss Troupe, Miss Drake, Miss Arbuthnot and others.
* *   *
Thc Officers, Work Point Barracks,
gave an unusually jolly dance on
Wednesday evening last.
The Fives Courts was utilized for
dancing and was very tastefully
draped with flags and bunting. Miss
Thain and support supplied a very
satisfactory programme, assisting in
making the event a most successful
Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Hart made
very charming hostesses.
Among the officers present were:
Major Bennett, Capt. Sullivan, Capt.
Hughes, Capt. Elliston, Capt. McDonald, Mr. Hagerty, Mr. Eaton.
Thc guests were: Mrs. Edwardes,
Capt. Crawford, Capt. Coombe, Mrs.
Hope in a dainty pink Empire gown,
Mr. and Mrs. Warner, the latter in
an opalescent Empire gown, Mrs.
Robin Dunsmuir, handsome, in white
lace Princess gown, Miss Paula Irving, Miss P. Mason, Miss Drake in
black spangled frock. Miss P. Green
in black French sequin robe, Miss
Pooley. Miss Violet Pooley in white
satin, Miss Cobbett in flowered organdy, Miss Langley, pink satin Empire frock, Miss Peters, champagne
colored crepe de chine, Miss M. Dunsmuir in a pale blue Empire gown
with white lace, Miss Little in white,
Private Wires to All Exchanges.
Members of
New York Stock Exchange
New York Cotton Exchange
Boston Stock Exchange
Chicago Board of Trade
Miss Perry in white, Miss Muriel
Dunsmuir in white chiffon, Mrs. Furlonger, in pink satin Empire, Miss
Bullen 11 pale blue Princess gown,
Miss Boulton in white, Miss Pemberton in black lace over white, Mrs.
Barclay in white with touches of yellow, Mrs. Genge and Miss Wasson in
pink satin, Miss Monteith, Miss Day
in white, Miss Butchart in Dresden
silk Empire frock, Mrs. A. Marten
in black over white, Miss Spencer in
pale blue, Miss Pitts, Miss M. Pitts,
Miss G. Pitts in white satin, Miss
V. Mason in white crepe de chine,
Mrs. Martin in ecru net over gold,
with touches of gold, pale blue and
black, Miss Mara, Dr. Ricards, Lieut.
Fraser, Lieut. Bloomfield, Mr. H. Davis, Mr. Meredith, Mr. Parker, Mr.
Keefer, Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Rithet, Mr.
Bromley, Mr. Cambie, Mr. Eberts,
Mr. Drake, .Mr. Martin, Mr. L. Mara,
Mr. Gore, Mr. McDougal, Mr. Bullen. Mr. Mason, Mr. C. Brown, Mr.
L. James.
The Week accepts no responsibility
for the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer or a nom de plume, but the
waiter's name and address must be
given to the editor as an evidence of
bona fides. In no case will it be
i divulged without consent.
Father Van Nevel and Socialism.
Beaver Point, Aug. 31, 1908.
To  the  Rev.   Father  J.   Van  Nevel,
Sir,—Although 1 do not consider
your letter which appeared in The
Week of the 22nd inst. as an answer
to "Yukoner," your description of the
happy condition of the people of Belgium set me thinking, and on that
subject permit your humble servant
to offer a few suggestions.
First, that His Holiness Pius X
be prevailed upon to take over our
ungodly schools and by educating the
children on proper lines.and so fortify them that they would be proof
against all attacks of the vile Socialist.
Secondly, that he should extend the
same helping hand in settling the disputes between Capital and Labour.
That would beat a dozen Lemieux
Acts to a standstill.
Brothers, Capital and Labour would
fall into each other's arms and weep
from pure joy, and at the same time
wondering why this happy solution
never occurred to them before.
Thc only dark spot in this fair picture is, that since this would tend to
a "more even distribution of wealth,"
which anyone can easily see, the
worthless Socialists may get some of
it; but thc likelihood is that under the
benevolent rule of the Roman Pontiff,
the Socialist agitator would give up
in disgust; some may even reform
and become good Catholic priests.
But if there should still be a few that
refuse to sec the error of their ways,
but persisted in teaching their doctrine of high sounding maxims and
Utopian theories, they could be made
to take to the tall timber very quickly by a timely application of the good
old thumbscrew, by gently but firmly pulling out their linger nails, or
by other such simple, but effective
means, which the Church found useful in the glorious days if the inquisition, which you will find in thc record
'of which you are so justly proud.
Hoping that you (Rev. Father) will
see ymir way clear to act on your
humble servant's suggestions.
I  remain yours  truly,
I'.S.—Only the grossest selfishness
on our part would prevent us from
extending this blessing to every
country excepting France, she would
not appreciate it anyway.—E.J.
A Skin of Btanty li a Joy Forever
Oriental Cream
Purlflai as well as Beantlflai th* Skin.
No other cosmetic will do it.
Removes Tan, Pimples, Freckles, Moth
Patches, Rash and Skin diseases, and
every blemish on beauty, and defies detection. It has stood the test of 60
years; no other has, and ls so harmless—we taste it to be sure it is properly made. Accept no counterfeit of
similar name. The distinguished Dr. _
A. Sayre said to a lady of the haut-ton
(a patient). "As you ladles will use
them, I recommend 'Gourand's Cream' as
the least harmful of all the Skin preparations."
Por sale by all druggists and Fancy
Goods Dealers.
For infants and adults. Exquisitely perfumed. Relieves Skin Irritations, cures
Sunburn and renders an excellent complexion.
Price 25 cents, by mall.
Removes superfluous Hair.
Price $1.00, by mail.
37 Grent Joiee St., Hav Tori
Wholesale Distributors.
Vancouver ana Victoria, B.O.
"Pegginq   f
Some stores simply peg along
season after season in the same
old rut.
Others don't.
We're one of the others.
If there's a new cut to a gar-
■ ment—a new kink to the tail-
' oring—a  new fabric—you'll  be
sure   to   find   it   here—if   it's
1 worthy.
Take our $20 Men's Suits or
, our $18 Overcoats for instance. 1
You'll find that they are hand-'
, some  and  up   to   the  hour  in'
every  detail.
Couldn't get newer or better
style from the highest priced
exclusive  tailor.
Fit=Reform Wardrobe
1301   Government   St.,     Tlctorla.
A Lady, who is taking her daughter
to school in Europe next January and
returning in April, will be glad to
offer her services to anyone requiring
an escort. Highest references. Address "Chaperon," care this paper.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St.. Victoria
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
James Buchanan & Co's SCOTCH WHISKIES
Is world-wide, and  stands for the BEST that can be produced.
The followine brands are f*r sale by all the leading dealers:
RADIGER & JANION, Sol* Apati for B.C.
Mining Companies
"Morton's B. C." Steel
Following is an extract from letter received from the Superintendent  of  The Tyee  Mine, Mount Sicker:
"Have discarded all others, and now use "MORTON'S B. C.
STEEL" exclusively. I find that it stands more heat, works more
easily, and stands better than any other kind of steel I have
This is but one of the many complimentary letters from
mining companies and others using the "Morton" brand of Tool
and Drill Steel for which wc are sole agents. A sample order will
convince you of its superiority.
E. G. PRIOR & e©..
Corner Government and Johnson Streets     -     Victoria B.C.
You can always      _ it tastes different
tell an M. B. ciK«r jy\9   |j#      than others.
Made by S. A. Bantly, Victoria, B. C.
Union Made.
Havana Filler.
Two Sizes.
Sold Everywhere.
Timber and Land.
The   kind   that   show   what's
taken   up   and   what's   vacant.
Electric Blue Print & Map Co.
Electric  Blue  Print  and  Map   Co.
1218 Langley Street
Victoria. B. C.
Victoria Agents for the Nanaimo
New Wellington Coal.
The   best   household  coal   in   the
market at current rates.
Anthracite Coal for sale.
34 Broad Street. Phone 647
The days are getting Warm.
Is Comfortable.
648 Yates St., Victoria, B. C.
Ltavt Y»ur ■aggag* Checks at th
Pacific Transfer Co'
No. 4 FORT ST.
Phone 2«.       A. E, KENT, Preprle
LLOYD ft CO., practical chimn
cleaners, 716 Pandora St. Chii
neys can be cleaned without ma
ing an ellova mess. Try us a
be convinced.
At The Street   0}
'ii Labor Day I took a drive out
Jordon Head.   Not being very well
ted I went along the Mt. Tolmie
d and had an experience which I
not anxious    to   have    repeated,
m the corner of the Willows Road
the way to the sand pits thc Mt.
nie Road is strewn with sand to
epth varying from  six to  twelve
les.     With   a   slight   breeze   one
■it almost as well be in the desert
lahara.   Thc air is filled with dust,
I hedges   arc   heavily  coated,  and
. the orchards for yards back from
Ifence have a fine crusted appear-
All this is due to two causes—
|t, the droppings all along the road
teams which have been cart'ng
and gravel into the city for so
Second,   to   the   scattering   of
Iballast from the newly laid rail-
| track by the teams which plough
way down it or across it.
Inet a well known citizen in his
Lr-car   fairly   stuck   in   the  sand
(after  I  passed  him could  trace
ryrations   for more than a   mile,
I were eloquent of the maimer in
li his car had slewed.    I am not
psting that the Mt. Tolmie Road
Id be maintained solely as a rac-
Iraek    for    motor-cars,    but the
II is obvious here as on Cook St.,
|thc road should be built up to
level   of   the   track  at   the   time
litter is laid both as a matter of
and convenience.    1 am not ac-
lted with the respective rights of
tity and the Railway Company
Im therefore unable to place the
Insibility but the public interest
lids that the work should be
|)tly attended to.
for the distress occasioned by
Incident 1 should be intensely
id at the experience of the pas-
Is from Puget Sound who pat-
Id the Chippewa on Labor Day.
cattle papers wcre naturally
vhat reticent on thc subject, but
■coma Press, not having tiie fear
khua Green and his Steamship
liny in tlieir eyes, told a plain,
liished story. And a pretty story
The Chippewa was abominably
lowded; there was lack of food
lorse still of water, most of the
pgers wcre sick, and then to
their miseries the machinery
ivrong. It is possible that for
Itter the company may not be
Isible, but for overcrowding and
Ik of supplies they are directly
|ne. The only comment 1 have
ke is that those who patronise
[•een's line deserve all they get;
.-ve had warnings without num-
j the incapacity and indifference
company to the comfort and
lie safety of the passengers, and
I wonder that with such a splen-
rvice as is given by the C.P.R.
I can be induced under any con-
to patronise the vessels of the
kh again to call attention to the
of the city authorities to clean
vacant lots from which they
|pposed to have removed dan-
\ old shacks.   In many cases thc
Id is a misnomer; it is simply
lof demolition and the lots are
rewn with debris.   I thought it
iderstood that  the condemned
bs were to be  removed, as a
of fact the dry material left
■round is scarcely less danger-
In the old building.   This para-
|is  specially  illustrated by the
ot  running  from  Fort  Street
lear Blanchard.
|not know whether a start has
In made on any of the streets
Lity in the use of oil as a dust
|mt  I  notice  that one  private
-owner  has   successfully ap-
on  his  carriage  drive which
lo St. Charles street, with the
Ihat there is no dust, but in-
I smooth, even surface.    I may,
Ir, point out  that in this case
|;oo much oil has been used.
the English Exchanges it may
be gathered that the system is spreading rapidly, and that the comments
are universally favourable. If it is
too late this season for any general
application the Streets Committee
might at least satisfy themselves on
the subject and prepare for an extensive use of oil early next summer?
In this connection it should be pointed
out that the tar-gravel roads are rapidly growing in favour in lieu of the
ordinary macadam, a circumstance
that should not be lost sight of in
a city which will require so much
road-making during the next few
I notice that the Victoria Times
speaks of the welcome given to the
Hon. W. Templeman as "a rousing
reception." A more fitting title could
hardly have been suggested, for if
any public man needs rousing it is the
Honourable William, who for so long
has been fast asleep as far as B. C.
interests are concerned. It may be
pretty nearly hopeless to rouse him
to activity; it should not be hopeless
to arouse him to a knowledge of the
fact that there are many things that
the Province requires which a Cabinet
Minister ought to be able to secure.
Each time he returns to Victoria from
the Capital he more strongly suggests
a concrete illustration of "Vis inertia."
By the way, I picked up Toronto
Saturday Night the other day and was
much interested in a lengthy letter,
on the subject of prohibition, signed
"Aletheas." The writer is located in
the Temiskaming District of New Ontario which is under strict prohibition.
The letter is too long to reproduce,
but recounts all the farcical conditions
which arc so familiar to those who
have studied the drink question in
prohibition States. Blind pigs abound
everywhere, bad whiskey is poisoning
the people and producing the most
serious results; the law is brought
into disrepute, and the country is dangerous to live in.
Saturday Night, which is one of
the most independent and reliable
papers in Canada, comments severely
upon these conditions and loudly proclaims that prohibition is a failure,
and that the country is the loser and
not the gainer by it. I would commend this striking illustration to the
attention of those zealous reformers
who have succeeded in banishing beer
from the Victoria Fair Grounds and
who presumably would banish it from
the city. Victoria is badly enough oft"
without water; if our beer also is
taken away I should like to know
what we are expected to quench our
thirst with. I for one draw the line
at "chemical whiskey," which seems
to be the only alternative.
Keeping Up Appearances.
The trouble with the salaried man
in many instances is due to his misapplication of the republican doctrine
of "social equality." He feels that
there should be no difference between
himself and his employer, and fairly
loathes the implications of such a
term as "middle class," albeit his income is certainly in the middle class.
A caste system, under which differences of income are franklv recognized may be much more comfortable
than a democracy which has in it an
element of struggle and the keeping
up of "appearances." It is better
democracy and finer pride to be fully
self-sustaining and fully self-respected
than to cater to the opinion of others,
who, as a matter of fact, usually care
mighty little about your "appearances."
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
lift Qovernment Street.. .Victoria, B.C.
Ut   Hastings Street.. ..Vancouver, B.C.
TT. BLAKEMORE. .Manager and Editor
I notice that my gifted colleague
"Babette" lias turned her attention
towards the luxurious and fastidious
tastes of the age, and is employing
her facile pen in denunciation of "the
pomp and vanities uf this wicked
There have been times when even
"Bohemian" has stood aghast at the
reckless extravagance of the age, but
that time has gone by and 1 am rapidly coming to the conclusion that
man, and woman too, is entitled to
all  tbe  luxury  obtainable.
Nor am I more than half convinced
that extravagancies of dress and feasting are more pronounced in the twentieth than in the earlier centuries. It
is a long time since St. Simeon Sty-
lite, the Pillar Saint, shrived himself
in abject humiliation at the frivolities
of Society.
It matters not whether 1 take- up
the sacred scriptures, the Talmud, or
the Analects of Confucius I find running through all their pages a condemnation of the failing which "Ba-
• bctle" would have us believe is chiefly
characteristic of the present day.
1 forbear to quote at any length
from the sacred Scriptures because
all readers oi The Week are familiar
with them from Genesis to Revelation,
and numerous illustrations will spring-
to mind, illustrations dealing with
"the splendid apparel of King's
daughters" and the proneness of women in all stations of life to decorate,
to paint, and to tire themselves.
Passing from sacred to profane literature, how picturesque and vivid is
thc sketch whicli Macauley gives us
in his Virginius:
"Have ye  not  graceful ladies whose
spotless lineage springs
From Consuls, and high pontiffs, and
ancient Alban kings.
Ladies who deign not on our paths
to set iheir tender feet,
Who from their cars look down with
scorn    upon    the    wondering
Who in Corinthian mirrors their own
proud smiles behold,
And breathe in Capuan odours, and
shine in Spanish gold."
I suppose 1 shall be charged with
inconsistency if I venture to recall the
case of Delilah who made such extensive preparations, and resorted to such
elaborate exploitation of the toilet in
order to subjugate Sanson, But one
can go back even further than the
widespread extravagance in dress and
decoration which characterized Old
and New Testament days, and much
further back than thc universal extravagance which on thc highest authority brought about the decline of the
Roman Empire and wc shall find that
in the teachings of Confucius there
are many exhortations against the
self-same extravagance, and that great
sage sums up the situation in the following words:
"Extravagance leads to insubordination,  and  parsimony  to  meanness."
Since Confucius held that insubordination was a greater evil than meanness, he may be classed with those
who like "Babette" condemn it.
But my cursory researches would
tend to show that there has not been
an age in which luxury has not been
thc aim of our race and has not incurred the condemnation of thc philosophers.
A similar research with respect to
what arc generally spoken of as the
"Epicurean" delights of life would
have a similar result, for it is nearly
twenty-four hundred years since the
great founder of the school enunciated his philosophy.   Epicurus was
indeed the first teacher of "the simple
life." He literally lived on bread and
water, and considered a pint of wine
and a little Cythnian chees an almost
unobtainable luxury.
When, however, "Babette" would
have us listen for a moment to the
teachings of Epicurus she probably
forgets that his first maxim was
"Steer clear of all culture." ln enunciating this dictum the great teacher
was simply reverting from the exigencies of an artificial social life to the
elemental teachings of nature. And
even here Wagner and his disciples of
today, of whom I assume that "Babette" is one, are merely repeating the
Epicurean cry "Back to nature." It
should never be forgotten that whatever may be said of the philosophy of
Epicurus he is honest enough to admit that its aim was the happiness of
the individual, and to such a pitch did
he carry his teaching that he seems
in the development of selfishness to
have attained the limits of supreme
egoism, and to have been the first to
inculcate the principles which underlie
the present widespread and deplorable
evil of race suicide, lie says, "The
wise man will not marry and beget
I am sure it is not necessary for me
to remind so well-posted a writer as
"Babette" that if extravagance in
dress is not a modern development
neither is extravagance in feasting. It
is a sad regret of Englishmen and
especially of Yorkshire men, that
nowadays there are no "trenchermen.''
Gargantuan feasts are things of the
past and the exotic repasts of American millionaires are but a pale reflex of the banquets of the Caesars, or
even of the Georges.
Xext week 1 may have something
more to say on tllis subject from the
standpoint of a Bohemian to whom a
glass of \Vine and a cigarette are accounted luxuries, meanwhile I would
have my colleague possess her soul in
patience, and rest with the certain
conviction that luxury is still confined to the few favoured ones of the
earth, and is "Caviar" to the many.
Price will sing the illustrated song,
"Just You and I," and a new set of
Moving Pictures and the overture
"Gazzo-Ladra," by Rossini, complete
the bill.
Music and Stage.
Miss McKilligan's Concert.
The Week goes to press to early to
allow of a detailed report of the magnificent concert given in the Victoria
Theatre last night by Miss McKilligan and her fellow artists. The occasion was one of sufficient importance in justifying an extended criticism in next issue. Meanwhile it may
safely be said that Miss McKilligan
is one of the most promising young
singers ever heard in Victoria. She
scored an undoubted success and if
she should decide on a professional
career would undoubtedly make a
name for herself. Not the least gratifying feature of the occasion was a
packed house; every seat was sold
including those in the boxes. It was
literally a case of singing to "capacity."
The New Grand.
The show at the New Grand this
week is still a little below par; it has
one or two interesting features but
nothing startling, and nothing supremely clever. The best turn is that
of Tops, Topsy & Tops comedy acrobatic artists; the others do not call
for special mention; thc moving pictures are good as usual. 1 am looking
forward to something better next
week the Abdullah Troupe of Arabs
will take the floor.
The bill for next week is expected
to be better than the average. The
big feature will be the great Abdallah
Troupe of Arab entertainers, six people, in an exciting and sensational
rapid fire tumbling, balancing and
acrobatic act. Loughlin's Performing
Dogs arc said to be the cleverest in
the business. There are only four of
them, but they have a lot of tricks,
all new, concluding with a circle
swing, and the act is a big hit everywhere. Maic Schcftcls, billed as "The
English Song Bird," is reported good,
especially in "When Dreams Come
True." O'Connor, Saunders and Jennings will present a rural comedy
sketch, and another sketch will be
given  by    the    Lyndons.      Thos. J.
The Victoria Theatre.
Monday, Sept. 14, is laughing night
at Victoria theatre because on that
date Richards & Pringle's famous
minstrels will make their annual appearance. No minstrel company that
plays here are anywhere near in the
running when it comes to popularity
with these dusky entertainers. The
management have made a radical departure this season and their programme offers many pleasing surprises, but it is a minstrel show, just
the same, through and through. Clarence Powell, the dean of coloured
comedians, still leads the funmakers,
but there are a great many new faces
in the circle this year. The olio is
the most expensive that this com-1
pany have carried in their twenty-nine
years of existence. The seats are sell-,
ing rapidly and as their engagement is
limited to one performance, a word to
the wise is sufficient. The street parade is a special feature this year. 1
Miss Goodson's Recital.
(From the New York Times, Feb. 18.)
Miss Katharine Goodson, the English pianist, who has appeared in New
York with Orchestra and in ensemble
music, gave her first Recital here yesterday at Mendelssohn Hall. The
occasion attracted and interested a
large audience. Miss Goodson has
shown herself to be a player of indi- j
viduality and of inarked temperament.
She has a certain keenness of artistic
insight and something of nervous
force and energy rather than of dominating power. Her playing is interesting and engaging. Aliss Goodson
plays with a fresh and active spirit
and gives charm to what she presents.
Her performance of Mozart's Sonata was delightful in its point, animation, and vivacity, and there was
vigour in her reading of Schubert's
elaborate Fantasie.
Miss   Goodson  will  appear  in  the
Victoria in November.
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Notes on
Provincial News
Stinks and Fumes.
The attention of the City Council
if Victoria and of the Victoria Chem-
cal Works is called to the following
.aragraph taken from a recent Eng-
ish Exchange.   Its special value lies
n the comment of Mr. Justice Gran-
ham which emphasizes the principle
if law governing all such questions:
"At the Leeds Assizes recently, Dr.
tfaurice Craven Naylor, of Parkgate,
ibtained an injunction to restrain the
misance  caused by the  fumes  from
he Parkgate   Iron   and   Steel Com-
_any's blast furnaces, and £150 dam-
iges for loss and depreciation of pro-
icrty.   In  summing up,  Mr.  Justice
Jrantham said it had been held that
ilthough a district might be a manu-
acturing neighbourhood that did not
ustify a manufacturer in making the
listrict more intolerable than it was
cfore, and if that was done a person
/as entitled to an injunction and to
amages.   One of the weakest points,
observed, came out in the evidence
f Colonel Stoddart, who said that it
'as possible to utilise much  of the
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interests of the Company was always
considerate for the public. He will
be replaced no doubt by another good
man, and the business will go on the
same as ever, but he will be missed
and regretted, as all such men are.
market today it is mainly due to the
splendid advertising influence of the
Fruit Fair. The Week tenders congratulations to the committee, the directors and all concerned at the prospect of a record success in 1908.
sity of Washington, has resigned to
go and manage a mule farm in Kentucky. That's easier than managing
a husband.
A Notable Visitor.
The Deutschman Caves at Rose
Peak near Revelstoke were recently
visited by no less celebrated a personage than General Sir Reginald
Pole-Carew who stopped off at Glacier in order to view the wonderful
scenery of that region. The General
expressed himself as delighted and to
please a man who has travelled as
far and seen as much as he is a matter of no slight importance. The visits
of eminent men of the Empire to
British Columbia is bearing fruit and
will be an important factor in attracting permanent residents of
wealth and leisure.
Important Retirement.
The retirement of Mr. E. J. Coylc,
ssistant General Passenger Agent
>r the C.P.R. for some years past,
ill be deeply regretted by the pub-
c. Among the many officials of the
reat corporation not one was more
jurtcous or more competent than
ddie Coyle.    He is a big man, with
big heart, and whilst loyal to the
Nelson  Fruit Fair.
Attention is called to the sixth annual fruit fair which commences in
Nelson on Wednesday, the 23rd inst.,
and lasts for four days. The Week
has always maintained, and still maintains, that for all round fruit Nelson
can beat the World. The Okanagan
may grow bigger and finer peaches,
the Niagara Peninsula larger grapes,
but when it comes to a run of fruit
with special emphasis on apples,
pears, plums, and cherries, Nelson is
easily lirst. Three years ago when
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, accompanied by other C.P.R. Directors, visited
the Fair for the first time lhey were
amazed at what they saw, and were
so delighted that Sir Thomas at once
offered to present a large silver cup.
Since then the productiveness of the
Nelson district has increased at least
ten fold, and if there is hardly an
acre of uncultivated fruit land on the
Protect the Grouse.
There has been a certain amount
of sense displayed by the authorities
in ordering an extra month to be
tagged on to the close season for willow grouse. But why specialize willow grouse, and why not grouse of
all kinds for at least two years? We
Kootenaians have been patting ourselves on the back anent our unlimited game resources, but the time
has arrived when we must realize
that grouse is becoming a scarce
quantity, it is impossible in a month
to obtain for birds other than willow
grouse the immunity that is necessary
either for breeding or maturing purposes, and all true sportsmen agree
that something must be done to protect the grouse family from indiscriminate death. Unless a protracted close
season for the birds is proclaimed in
Kootenay, wc shall as surely lament
their extinction as we do the extermination of the buffalo. Not until
too late was it realized that the monarch of thc prairie was threatened
with extinction, and it should prove
a salutary lesson. No one will kick
if a close season is proclaimed for all
kinds of grouse for two years, but
until such a fiat goes forth, the straggling residue of these birds will be
hunted, and the danger of one of
Kootenay's principal assets being
eliminated will continue to be asserted to all right thinking people—
Creston Review.
Her Method.
"Do you believe in the power of
"I certainly do. If I suggest oysters often enough, Charley usually invites me to have some."
A hungry man in Greenwich, Conn.,
ate two quarts of baked beans with
fatal results. Only tried and true
Bostonians can do that safely.
A distinguished Washington educator, Miss Anna Howard, dean of the
department of women at the Univer-
Fruit Fair
Sept. 23, 24, 25, 26,  1908.
Free Entertainments Daily.
Three Horse Races Daily.
Four-Day Relay Horse Race.
Eagles Day, Thursday, September
24th.   Children's  Day,  Friday,
September 25th.
Excursion Rates on all Transportation Lines.
For further information or Prize
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Lovers of art will be glad to hear
that their special cult will receive
more extensive recognition than usual
at the forthcoming Fall Fair. Mr. A.
V. Kenah, who has done so much for
amateur photography in Victoria, has
called a meeting of the members of
the Victoria Photographic Society for
the purpose of arranging for an exhibit of the Society's work "Not for
competition." Space has ben allotted
by the Exhibition Committee and it is
the intention of the society to make
a display whicli will attract widespread attention. In addition to some
fine specimens of photography by the
ordinary processes there will also be,
for the lirst time in Canada, an exhibition of colour photography. These
Specimens have beeu produced by the
Lumiere process, which is now attracting such attention, and are the
work of Mr. Kenah.
 • lliJ'i s. MAN4;*
They've  Made the Whole World
One gala night of gaiety, sweet
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Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, and $1.00. Box
office opens  10 a.m. Friday, Sept. II. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1908.
* A Lady's Letter
Dear Madge:
The   one-room   flat  with   its   "surprise  furniture"  has  long existed in
America,   but   our   ingenious   cousins
are now occupied in making it serve
three purposes—that of bed-room, sitting-room,   and   dining-room—within
the short space of three seconds. For
years dwellers in New York have enjoyed the delights of "surprise" furniture—chiffoniers    vvhiuii     transfdffli
themselves suddenly itttO bltls, book-
Cases which lieeomG, In some miracu-
idti§   fasliioh,   washing   stands;    and
dining tables which develop into bathtubs.    But now the furniture  is not
to be transformed but hidden.     I am
told that you touch a lever, a panel
opens,   and   a   handsome   brass   bedstead glides into the room;   a knock
on  the  wall  and  your  piano  disappears, and a dressing table, with its
appurtenances,   takes   its   place.      In
what small  boys  call  a "jiffy" your
morning room becomes an agreeable
dining apartment.    Of   course   there
must be a space all round the outside
of the room for these pieces of furniture,   and   the   question   forces   itself
upon  the    reasonable    person    if  it
would not be better to have two separate rooms than one which had to
have   such   costly  mechanical   contrivances.    Still, there must be certain
joy in being able  to press a button
and obtain a brass bedstead, or push
a panel and scc your sideboard disappear.    Where space is valuable, as
in New York, and human beings are
many, the idea will assuredly please.
In Victoria we still have space enough
to  go  to bed  in  our bedrooms,  and
reserve   our   drawing-rooms   for   the
amenities, and not for the necessities,
of life.
It is a surprising, and some people
contend, an unsatisfactory sign of the
times that as a nation we are growing more luxurious in our tastes and
our surroundings. And what is supposed to be the most pernicious symptom of all is, that it is those who arc
in the hey-day of life who demand so
much. It is the debutante rather than
the dowager, the undergraduate rather
than the grand-sire, who is so epicurean of pleasure. What more than
contented our ancestors of a generation ago is not only looked down upon but openly disdained by their descendants of today, who make a point
of insisting that nothing short of the
very best will satisfy their fastidious
tastes and afford them entertainment.
Each succeeding year sees the cult
of comfort and luxury more firmly established in our midst. What was
considered an unheard of extravagance yesterday is regarded as a necessity of life today. To be even tolerable, life must be as nearly a bed
of roses or a couch of ease as we can
make it. Such a state of affairs is
scarcely lo be wondered at, since it
has become the prevailing fashion to
surround ourselves with an atmosphere of luxury and affluence.
Nowadays Society does everything
"de luxe." Wc travel like princes;
in thc large cities we shop in marble
halls, so beautifully decorated that
they put private mansions in the
shade; we live in Hats replete with
the very latest and most up-to-date
contrivances ior modern comfort, or
in hotels which to be a success and
to attract custom, must be nothing
short of palatial in their proportions
and appointments while in the smart
cafes and restaurants we are served
with food cooked by chefs that could
well have made a bid for the favour of
Epicurus. And we do all this simply because such a mode of life provides us with more luxury than is to
be obtained in the average house.
One can only look on and wonder
how it is all done, at where it will
all end. For it is no longer the great
of life alone wdio taste the sweets of
life—it has of late become the fashion for one and all alike to live thc
life "dc luxe" in a greater or lesser
As usual; at woman's door has been
laid the blame for the extravagance
and love of luxury which is undoubtedly spreading to all classes. Women
of today, we are told, are no longer
content, as their grandmothers were,
to stay at home and mind the pence
until the pounds accumulate that are
supposed to look after themselves. It
is the fashion to declare that the.
modern woman is possessed of a
mania for extravagance and pleasure
and that there is hardly a bride of
today but wants to begin at the point
where here parents were content to
leave off.
But, when all is said and done, it
is right that women should love luxury, beautiful things and pleasure; ami
jt is also right to say that a true
woman wiii not rush into extravagances and debt to obtain them. By
a true woman I mean, of course, one
who is true to herself, There is in
every woman a keen desire to please;
in consequence she will try to clothe
herself beautifully, and she takes
pleasure in the thought that she is,
beautiful and pleasing to look at. Can
one blame her?
And the luxury of becoming gowns
rich in texture, with soft silky linings, a woman alone knows. But,
of course, there is a moderation in
gowns as well as everything else, and
I do not believe in this mad craze
for a different frock every time one
appears at a dance, or reception; this
is extravagance, and I dare say the
cost of a gown could be given to some
more worthy object.
One hears a great deal these days
about that much-to-be-pitied-class of
young men who are afraid to marry—
because the young girls, they say,
dress so lavishly, want so many gorgeous things, that they cannot afford
to give them. This is all "humbug";
it is merely an excuse; they are far
too selfish to share their moderate income with anyone. Let thc man who
is a man, go to the beautifully dressed
young woman, who lives in luxury,
tell her that he loves her, wants her
to be his wife, and honestly tell her
his income and ask will it suffice. Do
you think that if she cares for him
in the right way, she would bother
about incomes, beautiful gowns, or
anything else? Not a bit of it—what
is a world of wealth compared to a
world of love?
A Western Investment.
The Week directs attention to the
advertisement of thc Western Coal
and Oil lands in current issue. Of
the financial arrangements it knows
little except that at a low valuation
thc lands are worth more than the
whole amount of the bonds, and that
there are no liabilities. What The
Week does know, however, is, that
Frank B. Smith is one of thc most reliable coal experts in Western Canada. Me is an Old Country man, a
graduate of McGill University, and
has had fifteen years' experience in
coal mining operations in the Northwest and in British Columbia. His
estimate of the value of the coal lands
may safely be accepted. Mr. White,
though not so well known in Canada,
is known throughout the United
States as an equally reliable oil expert and under his direction borings
will bc put down in the most promising locality. All the money subscribed for bonds will be expended in the
development of the property and the
bond holders, when their bonds have
been redeemed, will hold an equal
amount of common stock. It is a
favourable proposition, certain to retrieve itself by means of the coal
whether pay oil is discovered or not
on Thetis Island.
Miss Fyttc—Wc havc heard tint
my brother in Australia has been
nearly drowned. They only just
managed to save his life.
The* Victor—Dear ine, I am sorry
to hear that.—Exchange.
Rcggy Sapp—The idea of Miss
Wosc leaving me and saying she had
other lish to fry! Do you think that
was proper?
Miss Tabasco—[ should say not.
She should have said she had other
lobsters lo broil.
British Columbia's Premier Fair
SEPTEMBER 22,23,24,25 & 26
Horse Show Every Evening
Cash Tombola Prizes Every Day.
Trotting, Pacing, Running Steeplechasing.
Excursion Rates from Everywhere
For Prize Lists or information, address
J. E. SMART, Manager.
FOR $100,00 CASH
will take place on October 31st.
Every dollar paid in on a
piano bought previous to that
date gives you a chance.
Immense choice stock of
pianos to choose from.
Don't hesitate—write at once
for particulars.
Turkish Baths
Special   Massage and  Hometreat-
ment by appointments.
Room 2, Vernon Blk., Douflas St.
Body Development.
Hoc        .0 .. Phone 1(29.
Give your Dog a bath, so that
he is all smart and lit to accompany your up-to-date outfit on that Hunting Trip.
DOG soap
Per Tablet, 15c.
Unmatched for killing fleas,
lice, ticks and all vermin. Equally good for horses and other
C. H. TITE & CO.
Wall Paper from a^c up.
No old stock. Estimates given.
Prices Cheaper than ever.
To  introduce  throughout  B.C.
Charter Oak Steel Range
Of which there are over 400 in
Victoria alone.
We make the following offer,
viz.:—On receipt of following
prices we deliver, freight prepaid, to any point in B. C,
reached by direct transit, lake
or rail:
1-14   in.   oven,   4  hole,   high
closet    $42
1-15   in.   oven,  6  hole,   high
closet    $46
1-18  in.   oven,  6  hole,  high
closet   $50
If not as represented return
at our expense and get your
Watson &
647   Johnson   Street,
Sporting Comment
The annual meeting of the Victoria
I Rugby Football Club has been held
land from the present outlook tliere is
levery reason to expect a big boom
lin the popular winter sport this sea-
Ison.    The players  of last year will
Ibe re-inforced by the addition of some
■new talent, some of whom are said
(to be first class men.   With tlie pick
of last year's team and the addition of
the new men there is every reason to
txpect  the  locals  to   make  a  good
showing,    It was a step in the right
Direction when it was decided to pick
lhe best fifteen in the city to repre-
Jent the local club in the matches with
■earns from outside cities.   The play-
|rs have lost no time in getting down
work and Monday last saw a good
urnout at  Oak  Bay  when  the  first
Iractice was held.
The Soccer season was supposed to
started last Monday, but for
bine unaccountable reason the open-
pg games have been postponed,    lt
a bad precedent to start with, especially when there are so many games
be played. The schedule is a long
lie and unless the League officials
Ie every means to have the games
layed the finish of the schedule will
In well into next summer. I also
Itice that the Soccer men have de-
ped to select the best eleven to re-
|esent the city against outsiders,
liis is a matter that i have always
|vocated and I hope thc time will
on come when the teams in every
inch of sport that are sent uut to
present this city will not be the
|_resentatives  of  any  one   club  or
feanization  but  the   representatives
lthe city in general.
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Sections
1, 6, 7 and 8.
SEPARATE SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Tender for Section , Vancouver Island Trunk Road," will be received by the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to and including Monday, the 21st day of September,
WOS, for constructing and completing
Sections 1, 6, 7 and S, each Section being two miles, more or less, in length,
of* the Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plans, profiles, drawings, specifications and forms of contract and tender may be seen by intending tenderers,
on and after Monday, the 31st day of
August, 11)08, at the offlce of the undersigned, Lands and Yorks Department,
Victoria, B.C., and at the office of the
Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one
set of the location plans and profile,
and of the specification of each or any
Section, for the sum of five (?5) dollars
per set, on application to the Public
Works Engineer.
Each separate tender shall be for one
Section of the road only, and must be
accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
order of the Hon. the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of two hundred and
fifty (1(250) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter into contract when
called upon to do so, or fail to complete  the work contracted for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out, on the forms supplied, separately for each Section of the road as
specified, signed with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied Dy
the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner is not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August, 1908.
Sept. 5
and 1 hope the players who have been
chosen will be able to take their
places. For the honour of the game
and of their city they should put
everything else aside, and go.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Edward L.
Thompson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation
Miner, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted flve (5)
miles southeast of the southeast eorner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30th, 1908.
Aug. 15        EDWARD L. THOMPSON.
about 40 chains in a south-westerly direction to a point in the centre of the
river due south of Church on Lot 3;
thence about 10 chains north to the post
on island placed about three chains
south of church, and forming the S.E.
boundary of the B.C. Canning Co.'s previous notice of application for foreshore lease; thence about 19 chains ln
a north-easterly direction following the
high-water mark to entrance to slough;
thence in a north-westerly direction following the north shore of said Island
about 23 chains to a point due south
of point of commencement; thence north
about 10 chains to point of commencement, and containing 40 acres, more or
26th June, 1908.
Aug. 1 Clement A. Haynes, Agent.
District of Coast (Rivers Inlet).
TAKE NOTICE that the B.C. Canning
Company, Ltd., of London, England, occupation, Canners, etc., intends to apply
for permission to lease the following
described lands, including the foreshore
to the depth of one chain:
Commencing at a post planted at high
water mark on the west boundary of
Lot 3, Range 2, Coast District, marked
"B.C.C. Co., S.E. C"; thence north 20
chains; thence west 20 chains; thenee
south 20 chains; thence following shore
line in an easterly direction to point
of commeneement, containing forty acres
more or less.
Date  13th  June,  1908.
Aug. 1 C. A. Haynes, Agent.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John A. Morrin,
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Merchant,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence east 80 chains; thence south 40
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
thence north 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 aeres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
-Aug. 15 JOHN A. MORRIN.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Pinker
of Phoenix,  B.C., occupation Miner,  intends to apply for permission  to  purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted flve (5)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
t of    Indian    Reservation    No.    1,    Fort
• George, thence south 80 ehains; thenee
I east 40 chains; thenee north SO chains;
! thence west  40  chains to  the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
The announcement has been made
|it  the  committee  appointed  from
Tennis Club to enquire into the
Lstion of new grounds will soon be
Idy to report.    There is only one
lort that can be made and that is
I secure  new grounds.    The  exact
ation is something lor the commit-
to enquire into, but it was very
Jinly shown at the last tournament
|t the old grounds are inadequate.
Due of the greatest surprises i ever
in my experience was the result
lthe boat races at  Vancouver last
lurday when the local  reprcscnta-
ls were completely snowed under.
|ave not heard any explanation of
| result and  cannot  figure  it  out.
1 representatives who were sent up
supposed to be the best in the
j and were in good condition and
pse every event was something en-
unlooked for.   I did not expect
(locals to win every event, but 1
: them two out of three and 1 still
|_  that  they   can  give   the  Van-
|cr men a run for their money.
Thought She Had Him.
"George," said the young wife,
sobbing over her teacup, "you have
told me an awful untruth."
"How su, my dear?" asked George
in surprise.
"Why, didn't you tell me that you
went to a stag dinner the other
"Well, I have investigated and
found that deer are out of season.
So you couldn't have had any stag
for dinner at all."
District of Coast (Rivers Inlet).
TAKE NOTICE that the B. C. Canning Co., Ltd., of London, Eng., occupation Canners and Sawmill owners, in-
I tends to apply for permission to lease
the  following described foreshore  and
•submerged land:
Commencing ta a post marked B. C.
C. Co., S.E. Cor., planted at high water
mark on Island forming part of Lot 3,
| Range ,2 Coast District, aboi t three
chains southwesterly from the church,
situated on the Wannuck River, Rivers
Inlet; thence due west 20 chains; thence
due north about 10 chains; thence about
25 chains to S.W. corner of Lot 3 on
north shore of Rivers Inlet; thence following the shore line at high-water mark
in a southeasterly direction to a point
about one and a half chains east of
north end of bridge; thence due south
to the island first mentioned; thence
following the western shore of the Island
to point of commencement, and containing 50 acres, more or less.
26th June, 1908.
Aug. 1 Clement A Haynes, Agent.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John D. MacLean
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Physician,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four
(•I) miles east of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George, thence south SO chains; thence
west SO chains; thence north SO chains;
thence east SO chains to the point of
commencement, and containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30,  1908.
section 3 of the township north of township 14, range 5, Nechaco Valley; thenee
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement.
March 29th, 1908.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that William Proud-
foot of Goderich, Ont., occupation Barrister, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted at the
southeast corner of section 4, township
north of township 13, range 6, Poudrier
Survey, Nechaco Valley; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south chains; thence east 80 chains to
point of commencement.
March 31st, 1908.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that T. H. Wilson, ot
Toronto, Ont., occupation Barrister, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at tbe
southeast corner of section 5, township
north of township 13, range 5, Poudrier
Survey, Nechaco Valley; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains more or
less to Nechaco River; thence followine
said River easterly 80 chains; thenc*
south 40 chainB more or less to place
of commencement.
April 2nd, 1908.
July 11 T. H. WILSON.
"Companies Aot, 1897."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
crete Construction Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry out or effect all or anr
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls
situate at Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of tht
Company is five hundred thousand dollars, divided into five thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company ln this
Province   is   situate   at   Victoria,   and
Henry Graham Lawson, Solicitor, whost
address Is Victoria, B.C., ls the attorney
for  the  eompany.    Not  empowered  to
Issue and transfer stock.
Given under my hand and Seal of Offlc«
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this fourth day of April, ont
thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this company
has been established and registered art:
M->"facturlng and dealing in fire-proof-
lni. and building material of all kinds,
and constructing, equipping and owning
buildings, bridges and structures of all
kinds, and all things Incident thereto,
of  engaging  in  a  general  contracting
business; and of acquiring, holding, owning and disposing of all rights, patent
and otherwise,  necessary and convenient for the prosecution of Its business.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that William Mc*
Gowan of Chatham, Ont., occupation
Machinist, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:—
Commencing at a post planted 20
chains south of the southwest corner
of Lot 952 and in a southerly direction
from Fraser Lake; thence south 20
chains; thence east 20 chains; thence
south 40 chains; thence west 60 chains
thence north 20 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence north 40 chains; thence
east 10 chains to Lake Shore; tnence
following said South Shore of Dry Wll*
liams Lake east 60 chains; tnence east
10 chains more or less to point of com*
May 2nd, 1908.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that Laura Engen of
Saskatoon, Sask., occupation, married
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted at the
northeast corner of section 21, township
14, range 5, Nechaco Valley; tnence
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains  to  point  of commencement.
March 28th, 1908.
july 11 LAURA ENGEN.
A Team.
The suffragette—I'm yeary of being a bachelor-girl.
Thc sufferer—Well, don't you know
any fellow who's tired of being a
referring to Rugby Football
was one matter that 1 overfed and that was the invitation
I has been extended to Heb Gil-
le, Sparks aud Billy Newcombe
|hc Vancouver Union, offering
places on the team to play
list the All British team in the
liinal City this month. This is
ldcrable honour to the local club
Vain Regret.
"But, Tommy." said his mother,
"you asked for two cakes and I gave
them to you.    Aren't you satisfied?"
"No,. I. ain't.", growled Tommy,
"you was so easy I'm kiekin' meself
now 'cause I didn't ask fur four."
Unfamiliar Names.
"1 suppose," said the sad-eyed youth
at thc musical, "you know the difference between bcl canto and cbloran-
"Young man," answered Mr, Cum-
rox severely. "I never bet on race
District  of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Donald J. Matheson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Postmaster, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post plantod four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence north SO chains; thence west SO
chnins; thenee south SO chains; thence
east SO chains to the point of commencement and containing CIO acres, more or
Dnted June 30, 190S.
District  of  Rivers   Inlet,  B.C.   (Coast).
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Co., Ltd., of London,
Eng., occupation canners and sawmill
owners, intend to apply for permission
lo lease the following described foreshore and submerged land:
Commencing at a post marked B. C.
C. Co., N.W. Cor., planted at high-water
mark about one and a half chains east
of the north end of bridge on Lot 3.
Range 2, Coast District, at head of
Rivers Inlet; thence following the shore
lino In a south-easterly direction about
50 chains to S.E. corner of Lot 3; thence
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that Ben Worden of
Fort Steele, B.C., occupation Clerk, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted near
the southeast corner of section 7, or
the township north of township 14, range
5, Nechaco Valley; thence west 120
chains; thence north 40 chains more or
less to the south bank of Nechaco
River; thence meandering river bank
easterly 120 chains; thence south 40
cliains more or less to place of beginning.
March 29th, 1908.
july 11 BEN WORDEN.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that John Bamford,
of Berkeley, Cal., occupation Bookkeeper, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted at tne
southeast corner of section S, of the
township north of township 14, range
5, Nechaco Valley; thenco north 40
chains more or less to bank of Nechaco
River; thence following said river bank
westerly SO chains more or less; thence
south 30 chains more or less; thence
east SO chains to point of commencement.
March   29th,  190S.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that Emma Bamford,
of St. Louis, Mo., occupation Widow,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted 41
chains north of the southwest corner
of section 35, township 14, range 5, Nechaco Valley; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 40 chainl
to point of commencement and being tbe
south half and the northeast quarter ot
said section 35, township 14, range 5.
March 29th, 1908.
july  11 EMMA BAMFORD.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that Clara Kershaw,
of Fort Steele, B.C., occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
northeast corner of section 16, township
14, range 5, Nechaco Valley; thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40
chains; thence north 40 chains; thencx
east 40 chains to place of beginning and
being the south half and the northeast
quarter of said section 16, township If,
range 5.
March 30th, 1908.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that James Bamford,
of Toronto, Ont., occupation Merchant,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
southwest corner of the north half or
section 4 in the township north or
township 14, range 6, Nechaco Valley;
thence north 70 chains more or less to
the Nechaco River; thence following
said river easterly 60 chains more or
less; thence south 80 chains more or
less to Penrose northeast corner; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
March  29th,  1908.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that Edith J. Black,
of St. Thomas, Ont., occupation Spinster,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at tn*
northwest corner of section _ ot the
township north of township 14, range
6, Nechaco Valley; thence south 80
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence west SO
cliains to point of commencement and
containing 480 acres more or less.
March 29th, 1908.
District of Omineca,
TAKE NOTICE that Henry Lund, of
Danholm, Sask., occupation Farmer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted at tne
southeast corner of section 31, township 14, range 6, Nechaco Valley; thence
north SO chains; thence west SO chains;
thence south SO chains; thence east JO
chains  to point of commencement.
March 29th,  1908.
july 11 HENRY LUND.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that Adolph Lund, of
Saskatoon, Sask., occupation Farmer, Intends to apply for permission to purchase  the  following described   lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
southwest corner of section 33, township 14, range 5, Nechaco Valley; thence
north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence north SO chains; thence east 20
chains; thence south SO chains; thenoe
east 20 chains; thonce south 40 chains;
thence west SO chains to point of commencement.
March   29th,   1908.
july 11 ADOLPH LUND.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that Martha Bamrord,
of Toronto, Ont., occupation Marrrea
Woman, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the lollowlng described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at trie
southeast  corner of tho  north  half or
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that Laurltz Berklana,
of Saskatoon, Sask., occupation Gentleman, intends to apply for permission »o
purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
southeast corner of section 32, townshtp
14, rango 4, Nechaco Valley; thonce
nortli 40 chains; thonco west 40 chains;
tiience north 40 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south SO chains; thence
east SO chains to point of commencement and containing 4S0 acres, more or
.March   29th,   190S.
District of Omineca.
TAKE NOTICE that John lsbester, or
Saskatoon, Sask., occupation Merchant,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at tnt
southeast corner of section 28, township
14, range 6, Nechaco Valley; thence
north SO chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence east se
chains  to  point of commencement.
March 28th, 1908.
A Safe
Secured by First Mortgage
on Coal Lands
Containing Eighty-one Million Tons of Coal
(According  to   report  of  Frank  B.  Smith,   B.Sc,  C.  &  M.   E.,
Dominion Government Inspector of Mines).   And Upon
Upon which Oil has been found.
Read this Announcement Carefully
Are about to extensively develop their immense properties near
the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, and are now making arrangements
to install the most modern mining machinery, which, it is expected,
will enable the Company to mine two thousand tons of coal per
day upon which there is a profit of at least $1.00 per ton.
The Company has also let a contract for a 2,500-foot well on
its valuable oil and natural gas lands.
The capital for this development work and machinery is being
provided by the issue of
A method of finance which has been employed by most of the
large coal companies, many of which have paid off their bonds
and are now paying dividends on their stock. These bonds will
be sold in the East, but in order that Victoria and Vancouver
investors may have a chance to become interested in the property
and to participate in the immense profits that are sure to be
earned, and the consequent rise in the value of the stock, we have
been instructed to make the following
Good Only Until September 15
We offer $10,000 worth of the $100 First Mortgage Gold Bonds
of the WESTERN OIL AND COAL CONSOLIDATED in denominations of $100 each until the 15th day of September, 1908,
unless previously sold, with a bonus of an equal par value of
ordinary stock.
NOTE the following exceptional features of this investment:
1.—On the report of Mr. Frank B. Smith, B. Sa, C. & M. E., thc
company has over 81,000,000 tons of first-class bituminous coal
on their lands.
2.—The Company has over 10,000 acres of Oil Leases in Alberta*
on lands selected by the greatest oil expert in America, Dr.
I. C. White.
3.—Work is now in progress opening up seams of coal on the coal
lands and in putting down a new well on the new oil locations
4.—Your money goes into development.
5.—More money has been made in mining coal and petroleum than
any other class of mining, and both commodities are as staple
as wheat.
6.—On the terms proposed you take absolutely no risk.   You havc
a $100 bond, with interest at 6 per cent., payable half-yearly,
negotiable at par;  and have as a bonus an equal par value of
ordinary shares, which in a few years will be worth more than
your bond.
and a Profit of 100 Per Cent.
There is no other such chance with thc same security for thc
small investor to make large returns on the market today.
APPLY TO undersigned for further particulars; but remember
the offer we now make is special and exceptional, and will be cancelled at noon, September 15th next.
Seymour, Harshall & Co.
557 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.
Thorn & Hanson
442 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
Herbert Cuthbert
& Company
Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Brokers.
616 Fort Street Victoria, B. C.
Another ten days and we will be
in the excitement of the Forty-Eighth
Annual Exhibition under the auspices
of the B. C. Agricultural Association,
and judging from the interest that is
being taken in the exhibition it will
prove the biggest and best that has
ever been held in this city.
Forty-eight years is a long time to
look back and there are now very
few in this city who remember the
first show, but from some of the old
members interesting data can be secured of the efforts to make the affair
a success and great credit must be
given to those who in years gone by
took sufficient interest in the exhibition to keep it going until today it
has grown to be the biggest exhibition west of Winnipeg, not even excepting the Dominion fair at Calgary.
Entries close today and with several mail entries which arc due to
arrive at any time, it is safe to say
the Association has this year established a record. Not only have the
local merchants taken more interest
in the fair, but the owners of cattle
and horses have come to realize that
the Provincial Exhibition at Victoria
is a good advertising medium, and in
addition to that the farmers around
Victoria are doing nicely and are open
to buy good stock.
This is an incentive for outsiders
to exhibit and today tliere have been
entries received from as far East as
Ontario, while from the Territories
the entries are numerous. It is impossible to give the exact list, as
they have not yet been classified, but
when the list is complete it will be
seen that there will be no want of
good stock at the Victoria Exhibition.
This season the directors have had
an unusual situation to face and it is
only known to a few how well they
have succeeded. The burning of the
buildings during the early part of the
year made it necessary to have new
buildings erected ur drop the exhibition.
Through the untiring efforts of the
directors the difficulties have been
overcome. On several occasions there
were obstacles in their path which
made it necessary to exercise considerable care, but after weeks of work
they merged from thc fray with sufficient funds to justify them in starting
work and today there are situated at
the Exhibition Grounds near the Willows the finest collection of exhibition buildings in the West, and it is
safe to say not more than one hundred
Victorians have inspected them. This
is not very exciting from a community which boasts of its loyalty and it
is not fair to the directors to expect
them to give their time for the encouragement of Victoria interests
witnout some evidence of greater interest. The buildings are practically
completed and will be all ready for
tne opening day which takes place on
Tuesday, tlie 22nd inst.
For attractions  the directors have
arranged for a horse show every evening during the week and four days'
nurse racing.   The entries for the former show that the directors made no
mistake  when  they  decided  to  hold
this as an attraction.    Por the horse
races advices have been received that
! lucre will be mure racers on the track
j inan  ever  before  and  this  is  "going
I some."   At the June meet there were
j over   seventy-live  thoroughbreds  and
I ii tllis is to be eclipsed tliere will be
' plenty of horses to give guud racing.
Excursions are being run from all
i tne   near   by   cities   and   cheap   rates
have   been  arranged  from  all  points
easl of    Winnipeg.    Prom    the    enquiries for rooms there is every reason   to   expect   a   big   influx   ol   outsiders at that lime.   Everything points
lu   a   bumper   fair,   and    Victorians
should put their shoulder to the wheel
and  assist  the  directors as  much as
Husband   (of   sarcastic   wife)—Oh,
I wish 1 was dead!
Wife—Yes, 1 dare say it would just
suit a lazy fellow like you tu be lying
| in vour coffin all day with nothing to
I do.
The Store that Serves You Best.
CANNED TOMATOES, 2 tins     2_c
CARNATION CREAM, 2 tins         ,«
SINGAPORE PINEAPPLES. 2 tins  .".'.'" '2cC
CAMPBELL'S SOUP, 2 tins  2?c
FRENCH SARDINES, 2 tins     2«
SAANICH CLAMS, 2 tins 2«
MACARONI AND CHEESE, 2 tins  ".""'2*.
SMOKED HALIBUT, per lb '... .'.'.'.'.'.'.'25c
Pure Products Sold at Sensible Prices.
1317 GOVERNMENT ST. Tel. 52, 1052 and iSgo
"Now good digestion wait on
appetite and health on both."
The up-to-date man, the thinker of today, does not live to eat,
he eats to live, therefore he is as particular about what he eats as
what he drinks. If you want to live long and enjoy life, eat at a
good restaurant.
Eat at the
Poodle Dog Hotel
Everything there is of the highest grade, hygienic, wholesome,
appetizing, daintily served, yet very reasonable in price.
The only cafe in  Victoria  employing all  white cooks.    Gri
second to none.
W. S. D. SMITH, Proprietor
645 Yates Street - Victoria, B. C.
American Steel Clad Electric Iron
Always ready for use by the simple turning of a snap switch.
Temperature and quantity of heat tinder perfect control of operator.
You are particularly invited
to come and
examine them
here in our
Cockburn's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B. (


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