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R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria,  B.e.
Telephone 83 a
)L. VI.   No
One Dollar Per Annum
Some years ago, longer than
The  Week • can remember,
: but at any rate five or six,
a concession was granted by
Provincial Goveniment for the estab-
iment of a pulp industry on Vancouver
and.   The details of thp concession need
be recited here a& they are tolerably
iliar to everyperson .over the age of
., in and around, the City of Victoria.
[is sufficient to say that the concession
pried enormous privileges over a large
ber area, which has now. been tied up
[these years, and withdraw from public
e. Also that the concession specified that
nothing substantial in the shape of mill-
fnd manufacturing should be effected
in two years.   Whatever the intention
the promoters may have been the course
ich followed was thg1 lisual one; indeed
S doubtful whether such concessions are
ir regarded seriously by those who ob-
them, the main object being to secure
ething bearing Jthe imprimatur of a
'vernment,   which   can   be   profitably
Iddled.   The pulp concession developed
;o the Quatsino Power and Pulp Com-
uy and has been peddled, not only from
Atlantic to the Pacific, but in pretty
[arly all the markets of the world.    In
anxiety to afford every opportunity to
holders of the concession to "make
|od," the Government. has renewed it
>m time to time, but as nothing except
iken-dbwn deals, and discredit to the
.•ovince has eventuated it was generally
iderstood   that   no   further   extension
uld be granted.   Indeed it was not rea-
able to look for an extension after the
sco of the past, and especially now;that
ire are numerous buyers in the market
10 would be glad to purchase the limits
Ordinary timber sections.   Some of the
|ms, with whom the Quatsino Power and
lp Company have negotiated for the sale
the concession looked rather to make a
ber than a pulp proposition out of it,
d have gone the length of ascertaining,
trying to ascertain, to what extent they
uld be permitted to dispose of the tim-
|r as lumber if they incurred the mini-.
of expenditure in the production of
lp.   A week or two ago, however, some-
ng startling happened.   With the meet-
of the locaL Legislature close &t hand
became necessary to do something, so
th a great flourish of trumpet's.the daily
ess announced, of course on informa-
>n supplied, that the property had been ,
,d, that capital would at once be forth-
|ming, that pulp would be manufactured,
at an important new industry would be
ded to those already flourishing iu the
■ovince, and that in short the provisions
the pulp concession would at last be
Implied with.   This read very well, and
doubt if it could have been substantiated
>uld have been highly gratifying both to
le Government and to the public.    But
[ere are several- notable omissions, espe-
lly in the panegyric which the daily
pers print on the new venture.   There
a notable absence of influential names,
ire1 is no definite statement as to the
tount of capital which has actually been
|bscribed, and from information received
lie Week is disposed to believe that the
ilions spoken of as available are still
[ely deposited' in the; sStockiiigs or cash
.es of the inhabitants of Vancouver
and from whom the promoters hope to
ract them by the aid of a number of
jert canvassers whom they are sejeking
•engage for the purpose of selling,stock
gix per cent, commission.   The stock is
be peddled in the usual manner of the
et insignificant stock proposition, just
the same principle as that on which the
book agent transacts his business—so much
down and so much periodically. The agent
is to get his six per cent, commission out
of the first ten per cent, deposit secured,
and the success of the scheme is guaranteed
by tiie employment of an experienced company promoter "from across the line." To
such base uses has the Public Domain been
brought by concession-mongers in British
Columbia, It will be interesting to learn
what the public thinks about it.
Attention is directed to an
-Fruit Growing important letter in the cur-
Industry. rent issue from Mr. Hamilton, of Salt Spring Island,
dealing with a subject which was broached
in the columns of The Week recently. It
is tlie important subject of fruit growing,
and more particularly fruit marketing. Mr.
Hamilton has some very definite ideas on
the subject, and ias he is a successful
grower is entitled to attention. His solution of the present difficulty is a practical one and there should be no difficulty
in carrying it out. He considers that the
Government should institute training
schools where special instruction should be
given in the different branches of the industry so as to insure a high grade of fruit,
in first class condition, properly packed.
These are indispensable eleinents of profitable culture, and Mr. Hamilton makes his
point when he shows,that B. 0. growers
only realize* about one-third ,of the,,price
secured by.4he Hood River growers who
have learned these lessons and established
a reputation. It may be objected that-this
is a.matter of business which should be
attended to by those who derive the profit
from the industry. But who does derive
the profit ? Not merely the grower, or the
merchant, but the .country at large which
would be settled up by an extension of the
industry. The great need of British Columbia is population. It is conceded that
one of, if not the most, certain method of
insuring this is by the development of fruit
growing. In the preliminary stages, at
any rate, skilled assistance, which is neces-:
sary,.cannot be obtained because it is not
available. Hence the necessity for.some
scheme, and it can only be a Government
scheme, which will provide the class of
help required through the medium of special training. The Week heartily endorses •"
the main features of Mr. Hamilton's letter
and solicits correspondence from all who.
are specially interested in the matter.
The Week has received
many congratulations on the
gratifying result of its
criticism of certain defects
in the City schools. At the meeting of the
Trustees on Wednesday night Superintendent Paul reported, in effect, that the com-*
plaints voiced by The Week had been substantiated. This had reference to the custom at one of the schools of giving the
children night lessons which; had not previously .been revised, and in., the prepara--
tion of which the teacher had rendered no
assistance. He condemned^this course and
stated that he had given instructions for
its discontinuance. With reference to the,
other, and possibly more important, matter of ventilation he reported that Dr.
Wasson had investigated and himself complained that some teachers had refused to
carry out his instructions to have the windows of the class-rooms open during recess,
so that the air might be entirely changed.
A teacher who could be guilty of such
conduct is riot only insubordinate but incompetent, and entirely unfit to be
entrusted with the charge of children.
After all, health is of more importance
than even education, and should be the
first consideration. The Week again respectfully calls the attention of the Superintendent to the fact that his duty demands
a severe reprimand for any teacher who
refuses to carry out the instructions of the
medical officer. The outcome of the whole
series of complaints has been to bring home
to the minds of the Trustees a fact which
has been obvious to others for some time,
viz., that Superintendent Paul has been
expected to do too much, and the decision
on Wednesday night to relieve him of extraneous duties in order that he may attend more closely to the work of superintendence is a wise one, and will be heartily
endorsed by the parents..
The Marquis of Bute is a
distinguished nobleman who
An Obsession,   owns many  thousands  of
acres    in    Scotland    and
Wales, and is universally regarded as a
just   and   kin-i landlord.     His   father
stepped down from the high pinnacle upon
whieh Scions of the aristocracy are supposed to stand, and mingled with the common! people.   He became a man of affairs,
thoroughly versed in business and industrial: matters.   He employed as his confi-
deni-aal adviser one of the shrewdest, most
capable, and most enlightened professional
men whom Wales has ever produced—Sir
Wyjiant Thomas Lewisj a man of the
people, who raised himself by sheer ability
and .force, of character to the highest position..   These two men practically made
Cardiff, which is today the greatest coal
shipping port in the world.   The Marquis
invested his millions in the development
of coal mines, in the building of railways,
and above all in the stupendous work of
constructing the celebrated Bute  docks.
He,was not a man who was looking for
big returns, and a high rate of interest; he
was content with the most modest profit.
He < ''established   record   low   rates   for
handling fuel in order to facilitate shipment, and attract business, and his successor continuing on the same lines, turned
over these gigantic ventures to the City of
Cardiff only a few years ago, without any
capital payment, and at a rate of interest
which, without reference, The Week believes to be two and one-half per cent.   In
the prosecution of these great undertakings the Marquis found constant employment for tens of thousands of workmen.
He has always paid good wages, for more
than twenty-five years there has not been
a single strike among his employees, and
the greatest labour leader in the Old Country, if not in the world, William Abraham,
who has represented Merthyr in the British
Parliament for more than thirty years,
and is generally known as "Mabon," has
repeatedly testified to the fairness of the
Bute management.   About a fortnight ago
a number of the unemployed are reported
to have made a raid upon the Marquis'
hunting grounds in the neighbourhood of
Cardiff, and demanded the right to take
possession of them for the purpose of
planting and producing food to sustain
life.    The Week ventures to doubt that
the facts have been correctly stated.   The
Marquis owns land, but certainly no hunting grounds near Cardiff.   In the next
place it is hardly conceivable that the
rioterB wished to plant crops in early •
January, especially while the country was
in the grip of a fierce storm.   English exchanges are awaited with interest to clear
up this point, but assuming that the fact
is as stated it is perfectly clear that the
motive could only have been to make a
demonstration for the purpose of attracting public attention. The offence is far
less serious, because it is not incurable,
than that of the Victoria Colonist, which
has seen fit to make the incident an occasion for attacking the British Aristocracy
for defending the forcible seizure of property, for avowing its sympathy with
Socialistic tendencies, and for putting forward a specious argument fof class legislation of the most revolutionary character.
Mr. Musgrave, one of the most respected
of our citizens, wrote a timely and unanswerable letter in reply. The Colonist
sidestepped the issue, and published a
rhodomontade about the rights of starving
women and children, which it is needless
to say have nothing to do with the case.
The writer whom it is not discourteous to
say made no conspicuous success in the law
undertakes to correct Blackstone, who has
some reputation as an authority, and decries the dictum of that great judge that
"the liberties of the people are dependent
upon a recognition of the rights of property." It is perhaps too much to hope
that the Colonist will have the grace to
withdraw from a position which is on
every ground unjustifiable. In these latter
days it is certainly boxing the compass. It
started out. with a confession of Conservatism, which passed: to Independence and
now avows the most rabid and dangerous
Socialistic leanings. If the Cardiff Press,
or the Western Mail, should see fit to reply
to the Colonist editorial, there would be
some interesting reading. Meanwhile local
readers of the latest vagary of a family
journal will associate it chiefly with the
fact that 1909 is the year of the Comet.
There is probably no coun-
TheDayof try in the world with so
Small Things, many newspapers in proportion to population as
Canada. This is due to the popularity of
education, to the prevalence of Scotch
hereditary influence, and to the acquired
habit of depending almost entirely upon
newspapers and magazines for one's literary entertainment. The Week has been
deeply interested on more than one occasion at the birth of a journalistic bantling
in some little out-of-the-way place where
it might be supposed that there were not
half a dozen readers. The bantling has
grown, as bantlings have a habit of doing,
until by the time that the settlement had
become a hamlet or the hamlet a town it
was a flourishing youngster, heralding the
prosperity of its birthplace, and stoutly
contesting every inch of ground with
would-be competitors. The Week does not.
know whether the latest addition to the
flock cherishes this ambition, but if literary quality and individual enterprise are
to be taken as a criterion it assuredly has
a future before it. The bantling is entitled
"The Gateway International." Gateway
is practically a customs station on the
Crow's Nest Southern Bailway, which
runs from Elko to Spokane. It is edited
by Miss Joule, formerly of Victoria, and
managed by L. McLeod Gould, whose contributions to the pages of The Week will
be remembered. The first issue consists
of nine typewritten pages and contains a
Christmas poem, a Kipling Acrostic, a
Christmas story, ruminations, editorial, a
social and personal column, and an interesting account of a wedding. Influential
dailies have had less auspicious beginnings,
and in any event The Week extends its
heartiest greetings to the newcomer. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1909.
*_ if
a? Short Story *
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#fc if ififitiiififififif if
(Continued from last  week.)
The child instantly and surprisingly
scrambled onto the man's knees, folded its hands like the little images of
the praying Samuel, and said in a
pretty hushed voice and an accent that
was not its own:
"Upon the Christmas morn
The King of Heaven was born;
He came on earth to be
A little child like me.
The King of Heaven lay
Upon a bed of hay.
The wise men came to see
A little child like me.
Jesus, give peace and joy
To me, your little boy;
And let me learn to be
A little child like Thee!"
"Thank you, dear," said the man,
and added lamely: "Very nice indeed.'1
"My daddy made it up his own self,
purpose for me," said the child; and
threw his arms round the man's neck
"D'you know my daddy?" it asked.
"He's been gone away a long time
The man would not look at the little
corner of the blotted scroll of life that
seemed to uncurl at the words. He
would not question, would not speculate. Through and through him, back
and forth like water lapping from rock
to rock in a narrow channel, ran the
warm wave of longing, of desire.
"If he were only mine! If the little
chap were my own!"
And the thin arms hung round his
neck like a necklace of price.
When the necklace loosened at the
touch of sleep the man gathered the
child in his arms very closely, and sat
quiet, a long time, looking into the
fire. And at last he laid the child in
his own bed, and went out, to buy
things for it.
He bought clothes and toys and
pleasant sweet foods, and his fancy
busied itself with a life that should be
quite different from any that he had
known or dreamed of. For hours had
gone by now since he had found the
child in the cold shadows of the staircase, and the hope he had not dared
to look at had grown to a strong certainty that bade him look in its face,
unafraid, with glad eyes.
The mother had meant to lose the
child. She would not come back.
Certainly she would not come back.
The child was his own. And what
would he not make of his own?
They had closed the gates of the
Inn before he went out, and they opened to him as he returned. His arms
were full of lumpy parcels, and the
stairs seemed longer than usual, but
here, at last, was the black door with
his name whitely painted on it. He
had to set down all the parcels on the
stairs while he found his key.
He threw all the parcels on the
sofa and turned up a light. The fire
had burned clear again. What a pleasant room it was for a child to wake
up in! He would set out the food and
the toys and the clothes, and then
bring the child in and hold it in his
arms till it woke to all the little intimate joys and surprises he had prepared for it. Moving very softly so
that the wakening should not come
too soon he unpacked toys and sweets
and warm pretty garments, and laid
out everything on table and chairs.
Then he turned up all the electric
lights and laid a match-flame to all
the candles that never were lighted.
The old furniture gave back the light
as a mirror gives it. The things he
had bought to please the child made
spots of crude incongruous color on
the background of the dark room, set
in the low key of a life from which
youth had long gone away.
The room being thus transfigured to
the lit shrine of youth and love and
the heart of the child, he went to
bring back in his arms the child itself.
And the child was not there. His
bed lay smooth and neat—on its pillow, neatly folded, the garment that
he had seen the child wear as, after
the bath, it sat before his fire;' The
child was gone, its clothes were gone;
there were no crumbs, he noticed now
on the Persian hearth-rug; All was
as though no child had ever been at
all in tnose dark rooms.
Then the heart of the man was wild
with anger and fierce resentment, as is
the heart of a man robbed of his most
precious treaure.
He searched wildly, displacing the
ordered furniture, disarranging the
folds of curtains and hangings and,
this being fruitlessly done, went out
to search tlfe stairs in their dark corners, and later, the quiet squares of
the Inn.
But he did not find the.child.
Then, the sense of loss deepening
and intensifying within him he found
himself at the police-station, asking
somewhat wildly for a child that was
lost—a little child—no, he did not
know its name, nor the color of its
eyes and hair; he had found it and
meant to keep it for his own; and now
it was gone. He did not know its
name, but it had bright eyes, and
curly hair and a very merry smile.
It had worn an old cloth cap and a
rag of a coat with mangy fur.
The policemen looked at him and
at each other, and smiled furtively.
"Yes, sir. Certainly, sir," one answered to whom a silvery voice had
spoken. "We'll keep a lookout, and
let you know if we come across the
little chap."
And when the man was gone back
to that room where the toys and
sweets and clothes had emptied themselves of meaning and value, the men
in blue smiled more broadly still.
"We're so likely to come across the
little chap, ain't we," one said to the
other, "seeing there's thousands and
thousands of little chaps exactly like
him? Bright eyes and curly hair and
a merry smile, and dressed in rags
and no father!   Well, well!"
Perhaps it is because there are so
many thousands that the man has
never found the little chap again.
But he has found some of the
others; and he knows more about
buying clothes and sweets than he did
on that first night. Only no other
child could ever be the same as that
one. No other child comes to such a
desert, with such a rose. And sometimes he wonders whether, after ail-
But he will never know. Or perhaps
some day it may be that he will know.
He thinks of ,that, very often he
thinks of it, and hopes.
»i?'fj'!|Mt' 'tf'|_"_P V,f"t"tf if*r
X Social and        *
f Personal. *
Mrs. and Miss Baker of Vancouver
are staying in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Elliot have
been registered at the Empress.
* *   *
Miss Vyvaan Bolton, Esquimalt, is
the guest of Mainguy, Westholme.
* *   *
Mr. T. 0. McKay will for the future
make Vancouver his headquarters.
* *   *
Dr. J. S. Todd paid a short visit to
Vancouver early in the week.
* *   *
Mr. J. H. Senkler, Vancouver, was
a visitor in town during the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. P. Goepel, Saanich,
were guests at the Balmoral this week.
* *   *
Mr. P. A. Landry returned during
the week from Quesnel.
* *   *
Mr. Byng-Hall, Shawnigan, was a
guest for a few days at the Balmoral.
* *   *
Mr. Templeton returned with a
party from  Quesnel this week.
* *   *
Mr. W. Fisher was a passenger to
Vancouver  by  Wednesday  evening's
* *   *
Miss Spalding, Thetis Island, is the
guest of the Misses McKay, James
* *   *
Mr. G. R. Ricketts of Vancouver
spent a couple of days in Victoria during the week.
* *   *
Mr. _, Abbott, Vancouver, -was
among the numerous visitors in town
this week.
Mr. J. Kendall, Vancouver, was a
guest at the Empress during a short
stay in the city.
* *   * -
Mrs. J. Macdonald.'of Duncans, is
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. Leeming, Dallas Road.   <
* *. *
The Bridge Club on Tuesday last
met at the residence of Mrs.  Love,
Burdette avenue.
w    *    *
Mrs. E. V Vodwell and Miss- Savage were passengers by Wednesday's
boat to  Seattle.
* *   *
Mr. D. M. Eberts after a pleasant
trip to Eastern points returned home
during the week. .'•*.'
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nelson of Salt
Spring Island who have recently sold
their farm, are now residing in town.
* . *   *
Mrs. B. Powell and daughter were
the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Powell,
Vancouver street, during the week.
* *   w
Mr. C. M. Marpole, Vancouver,
paid a short visit to Victoria this
week, making the Empress his headquarters.
* w   w
Mr. F. S. Hussey, who met wifh a
slight accident last week, is making
very satisfactory progress in the Jubilee Hospital.
* He     *-.
Dr. Dolly, who had been spending
the last lew months in England, has
returned to British Columbia and will
practise in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. G. V. Holt, who has been residing for the last four months in
Victoria, left for her home in Vancouver by the Princess Charlotte on
Wednesday evening.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Miss Kathleen Withers, of New 'Alberni and Mr. Alfred Carmichael also
of Alberni. Mr. Carmichael is very
popular in social circles in Victoria.
The Week is requested to correct an
announcement made in our social columns last week. The Mr. Rothwell
engaged to Miss Dorothy Williams is
not Capt. Rothwell, Thetis Island, but
Mr. Guy S. Rothwell of Duncans.
.*   *   *
The marriage of Mr. Robert Leh-
ner Morse of Seattle and Miss Gertrude Ann Duff, daughter of Mrs.
Nicholas Austin Duff of Nebraska
City took place on Thursday, January
14th. Mr. Morse is very popular in
social circles both in Victoria and
The private "Subscription Dance"
will be given in the A.O.U.W. hall on
Tuesday, January 26th, at 8.30 p.m.
Gentlemen's tickets are one-fifty and
ladies' fifty cent's. The following ladies have kindly consented to act as
chaperones: Mesdames G. Hunter, P.
S. Lampman, S. W. Powell, P. Butchart, J. W. Troupe, A. S. Robertson,
G H. Barnard, J. Irving, E. Blackwood.
* *   *
On Monday last at her pretty residence in Rockland avenue, Mrs. E. V.
Bodwell made a most delightful hostess at a dance. The supper room and
table were beautifully decorated with
carnations, asparagus fern and smilax.
Miss Thain's orchestra supplied a very
attractive musical programme.
Among those present were Misses
Norah Coombe, Winona Troupe, Vera
Mason, Phyllys Mason, Marguerite
Little, Marion Pitts, Gladys Pitts,
Pooley, J. Butchart, Nellie Dupont,
Marion Dunsmuir, J, Langley, J. Law
son, E. Lawson, E. Brown, Paula
Irving, S. Pemberton, E. Tilton, F
Gillespie, F. Drake, B. Irving, G, Irving and the Messrs. G. Holland, McDougal, Bullen, Hagerty, Bromley, T.
James, D. Gillespie, Pemberton, Heb-
den, P. Keefer, J. Lawson, R. Flaherty, Jephson, Dr. Taylor, Williams,
Kingscote, T. Mara, H. Davis, J.
Meredith, C. Sampson, C. Drake and
A Time Limit..
A New England man tells, of an
elderly citizen in a New Hampshire
town who long bore the reputation of
being the meanest man in the coun
try. This old chap was proprietor
of a hotel, the rules whereof provided
that everything should be kept under
lock and key, the result of which was
that no hanger-on could get his
hands on a newspaper, a bit of hotel
stationery, a free wash, or, in fact,
anything free at all. To cap the climax the old man one day came in and
posted the following notice above the
only clock in the place:
"This clock for use of hotel guests
Employment Agent.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Also Scavenging.
1709 Government St. Phone -23
•     VICTORIA, B.C.
Do You
Take Cold Easily?
If so,- now is the time to
strengthen yourself 'so that you
will be proof against the
changeable weather of winter.
We have many grand remedies,
but nothing to equal
Per Bottle, $1.00.
A most palatable combination,
Cod Liver Oil in the form of
emulsion, Phosphorus in soluble
form, soluble Hypophosphates
and Iron; unrivalled in the cure
of Pulmonary - troubles, Bronchitis, Coughs, Emaciation, etc.
Govt. St., Near Yates.
A Skla *f Beauty Is a Joy Forever
Oriental Cream
Purifles as well as Beautifies the «tau
No other cosmetic will do lt.
Removes Tan, Pimples, Freckles, Moth
Patches, Rash and Skin diseases, and
•rery blemish on beauty, and defies detection. It has stood the test ot SO
years; no other has, and ls •• harmless—we taste tt to be sure lt ls properly made. Accept no counterfeit ot
similar name. The distinguished Dr. L.
A. Say re said to a lady of the haut-ton
(a patient). "As you ladles will us*
them, I recommend 'Gourand's Cream' as
the least harmful of all the Skin pre-
For sale by all druggists and Fancy
Goods Dealers.
For Infants and adults.   Exquisitely perfumed.   Relieves Skin Irritations, cures
Sunburn and renders an excellent complexion.
Piles SS oeata, by mall.
Removes superfluous Hair.
Pries »1.0«, 1.7 mail.
nas. t. mopznra, prep.,
37 0___,i Jeasfl at,       iraw Ten
Wholesale Distributors.
Taaeravsr a»e Tutorla, B.e.
Gadski and all other great
artists always choose the Stein-
way Pianos, because of the delicately responsive quality of
the grand action.
In her concert at the Victoria
Theatre on Feb. 27th, a Stein-
way Grand will be supplied by
the  local   representatives.
Herbert Kont, Mgr.
Swedish Massage
is excellent in all cases of muscular
Swedish Masseur.
Room a, Vernon Blk., Douglas St.
Phone 1629.   Tours, 1—6 p.m.
Timber and Land.
The   kind   that   show   what's
taken  up  and  what's  vacant.
Electric Blue Print & Map Co.
1218 Langley Street
Victoria. B. C.     '
Leave Yeur ■*((>(• Checks at the
Pacific Transfer Co')
No. 4 FORT ST.
Nnie 24».      A. E| KENT. Proprleto
NOW is the Time
to order the Christmas Numbers.
Black and White now ready.
Illustrated London News
Ladies' Pictorial
Pear's Annual
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic (Holly Leaves)
Westward Hoi
Toronto Globe, etc. etc.
Pone 1759 655 Yatei St
Y. M. C. A.
A home for young,men away from
home. Comfortable Reading Room,
Library, Game Room, Billiards, Hot
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Brewers of High Grade English Ale
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If it's for the Office—ask ut.
The Fruit Question.
Sir,—In The Week for January 16th
you had an article under the above
heading, which interested me, as I
have, as a fruit grower, given this
matter much thought. You ask for an
explanation of the falling off of the
apple crop in the United States since
1896, and you suggest that the fruit
growers have found more profitable
crops. Personally, I know no more
profitable crop than fruit if we could
realise Hood River prices for it, and
I think the real reason of the falling
off in quantity of the crop is due to
the demand of the market for fruit of
first quality only.
In 1896 anything that grew on an
apple three was a marketable apple,
and these "apples" were thrown any
how into a box and were sold for what
they would fetch. Now apples must
be free from blemish, of good shape,
even size, and properly packed in
boxes of regulation size. In return for
this higher prices are realized.
In British Columbia we have legis
lation which has proved ofinestimable
benefit to the orchard industry, which
will in time go far to remove from
the Province the different diseases
with which the fruit-growers is plagu
ed. We are not yet, however, receiv
ing anything. like the price we ought
to for the high quality fruit we produce. In 1907 first quality apples at
Hood River brought $3.37^2 per box,
whilst, despite the fact that B. C. bore
off the gold medal in open competition
against them at the Northwestern
Fruit Growers' Convention in Van
couver, (Dec, 1907), we only obtained from $1.25 to $2.00 per box for
this high quality product. Even the
co-operative agencies, whilst they
have made some improvement, havc
not yet attained the desired result,
nor do I think there is any prospect
of it.
I believe the only and real solution
of our difficulties to be a scheme on
the following lines, which I can only
outline briefly, to avoid occupying too
much of your valuable space. First a
school should be established at some
convenient point to give careful instruction in apple grading and apple
packing. The experts trained in this
school should then be sent out as
foremen packers to local packing stations, established wherever needed in
the  apple-growing districts.
At these stations the children of
the apple-growers could find employment as apple packers under these
foremen. This will educate these embryo fruit growers, and maintain a
friendly understanding between the
Association and its members.
Large central warehouses, fitted
with cold storage should be erected
where needed to which the apples
packed at the local packing stations
could be sent, and held till top market prices were reached. At these
central points evaporators should be
run, to dry all cull apples, also
peaches, prunes, etc., whereby fancy
prices could be obtained for these
products, and all loss by waste avoided. In the different fruit markets of
the world suitable wholesalers with
cold storage plants could easily be
found, who would handle our produce,
and who would also notify us as to
prices obtainable, quantities and varieties required, etc., so that we could
always sell at top prices, and never
glut the markets.
Transportation companies could
also be induced to supply satisfactory cold storage accommodation, so
that the fruit would remain in cold
storage till it reached the consumer in
prime condition. If the Government
undertook this the scheme could be
extended to other branches of farm
produce such as butter, eggs, etc.
The Government has done so much
for the agricultural industries that I
am assured it will do all it can to
promote the welfare of any scheme
that the British Columbia public endorses, but of course it would hardly
undertake such a scheme as this without a request for it from the public.
What does the public say?
Yours faithfully,
Dromore, South Salt Spring.
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1016 Government St. Victoria, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 1909
The Week
A-Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
83% Government Street.. .Victoria, B.C.
626     Hastings Street.. .Vancouver, B.C.
W. BLAKEMORE..Manager ana Editor
not have been more perfect.if it had covered with ke^ which, made it ex-
been purposely designed for a work tremely darigerbhs' for the players:
of fiction, and in this respect I ima- It is all very well endeavouring tc
gine that .it closely resembles the get the games finished as early at
more artistic conceptions of those possible, but I cannot see the. neces
who not only claim to possess the sity of taking chances of injuring tlu
"Sixth Sense," but allow themselves players for the remainder of the sea
to. be induced to exploit it—for a con- son.' The result of the match was ;
sideration. draw, 'which is enough to give th*.
• Let me illustrate this particular Wests the City Championship fo.
point. A week ago a very alluring ad- which they have striven so hard. Thi
vertisement appeared in the Victoria Bays have made a close fight, but th*.
Times among the classified ads. It games they dropped at the commence
The Week Publishing Company an- told of the remarkable scientific at- ment of the season proved too muc...
nounces the engagement of Mr. G. W. tainments of Dr. Florence White, who of a handicap, and it will be impossi
Newton as Circulation and Advertis- would be pleased to hold consultations ble for them to finish better than sec
ing Manager Mr. Newton, who was with all persons desiring to learn ond. Now that the City. League u
Until recently with the Colonist, has something more of the "Sixth Sense," about finished, the Island series will
had a long experience in this business for a consideration. The rendezvous be taken up, and there is a promise o
and will have entire charge of the suggested was at a popular hotel ill some very interesting matches. The
advertising and circulation business of Victoria. Thither-on scientific in- Victoria United and Esquimalt will re-
m,    w   I,                                               vestigation   bound   and  accompanied present  this  end  of  the  Island  anu
by a lady friend of mature years and both * are   confident   of   landing   the
orthodox convictions—I  wended my hcampionship.    It  is   not   since   tht
Tlig   Sixth   SCnSC way some three days 'ater'   * was re" Reason of lQ00'1 that/a Victoria team
ceived by the landlady who was sin- has held the Island championship, al
' ,. '".   TF,       .,      ...     eularly uncommunicative with respect though the Garrison held it for sev*
On asking a friend recently what he £  ^  ^^  of  Df   wM> era, years.   There is a very bright out*
knew about   The Sixth Sense,   he re- ^ ^^ ^^ ^ unwiuing tQ in. look for thc game this season> and j
appointment will be greatly surprised, if the senior,
plied that all he knew was
might have the sixth sense himself,
but being shy on the . other five,
couldn't be sure of it, and in any event
was not in a position to prove it.
Now it just happens that I have another friend who is quite sure that he
possesses this remarkable faculty. I
have heard the phrase at intervals for
the last twenty years, but no one has
ever satisfied me by accurate defini-
form me whether   art	
could be made   for   the   afternoon, and second and third division cham*
However,  I  did learn that while in pionships do not all come to Victoria
some  respects  Dr.  White  might  be this yqear.   The Victoria United will
ethereal there were others in which have thirty-six players to select from,
she leaned to the material, especially every one of Whom are able to hold
at luncheon time.'  My ruse worked their own on a combined team, and it
and correctly judging the hour of her goes without saying that the eleven
return, I managed to catch the lady players who are selected, will be able
herself over the telephone.   The con- to show the visitors from up the line
versation I regret to say was any- a few wrinkles, even if the majority
tion exactly what it embodies, or per* -minnmr-mrr _,
haps   I   should  say   disembodies.    I  tmnS but satisfactory, indeed on re-  of the players from both Nanaimo and
have generally supposed that any add'*   ,,-—-_,—_,—.-——.—.——i-..,—.-..,..-
ed sense,- except common sense would thousands who have declared-that this
the Ladysmith have been imported.
________________________________________________________     A   meeting  or   the   Pacific   Coast
is a cold and unsympathetic world, League will be held in Vancouver this
for the lady informed me, with tears evening. At this meeting the question
in her voice, that she could hold no of introducing out1 and out profess-
more consultations and could not see ibnalism into Association football will
anybody, no not even for an interview be discussed. I; am not aware if Victor she was at that moment engaged toria will be represented, but some
in packing her valise for a speedy re- effort should be Mde to have repre-
turn to a city across the Sound where sentation for such'an important meet-
hear^kr^t^s^^erfmm *e°f Sf"!"? %< T? $«$! ing. In Vancpiiy^^ jfeeling is for
it what the author's conception is of of,the ,Slxth Se"se   and the chlef °f Professionalism,  that  is   among  the
police in particular more susceptible players, but, from an outsider's stand-
to the charms of its fair advocates. point, .it appaers 'Impossible,    I am
Picture my disappointment, for the given. t(o uttderstaiM that every,team
readers of this column are wei. aware in'the  league  this   season  has   lost
that on a  former occasion,  not  so money.    If  this  is  the  case,  when
long ago, I gave a .really .'interesting playing amateur, what will.be the re-
account of my reception at the hands suit when playing professional  and
of  an  accomplished  professor  from paying the players.   I cannot speak
Seattle, who not only told me all that for Vancouver or any'of the other
I ever did but a great deal that I cities,  but for Victoria,  I  think  it
never dreamt of, as well as what 1 would be the height of foolishness and
distance of seven thousand"miles"h; mi*ht> c°uTld' should °r would ha™ I hope something will be done to have
has received mysterious but, unmis- done and I am sure that no one could this city represented and take a stand
do that unless   they   possessed the against professionalism.   UMPIRE.
"Sixth Sense." ___________ ; -—MB
stand for the sixth, but my friend,
who knows, informs me that I am
entirely mistaken, and that the term
has a very definite and specific meaning. This information was conveyed
by letter, and while the letter is just
as vague in the matter of actual definition as the verbal references I have
"The Sixth Sense." I am aware that
I;'am treading on delicate ground, and
that in attempting to convey some
impression of this interesting subject
to my readers I am very much like a
tyro dabbling in metaphysics and apt
to collide at the first turning with established truths of which I know nothing; however, the risk must be'
My correspondent says that at a
Unkissed Chorus, Devil's Auction.
takeable impressions of events which
he feels sure are transpiring. He has
visions of bloodthirsty and unscrupulous  enemies
blood, and who he knows are at the
very moment of his writing engaged
in fiendish machinations to blast his
reputation and blight his prospects.
He goes into detail, gives names, addresses and explains the plot which
has been hatched against him. But
the marvellous intuition of this "Sixth
Sense" does not stop there. It leads
him on into the future. He traces the
unfolding of the plot, pictures the arrival of fake witnesses, drawn as by
a magnet to one central point, with
the determination to perjure their
souls in order to ruin him. Even this
does not determine the limits of my
correspondent's marvellous faculty,
for he is able to read the thoughts of
the people who having carried their
project to a successful issue, and who
rejoice with "a joy unspeakable, and
full of frenzy."
It is not necessary to say more in
order to convince my readers that
such a faculty is entitled to a name of
its own, and to be classed outside the
ordinary, and yet its possession is
claimed by not a few although it is
often labelled differently, and as far as
my experience goes, has just the same
foundation in fact as the phantasy of
my friend.
Paraphrasing the Bard of Avon, I
might say—
"Trifles light as air
Are   to   the
I suppose I shall be considered a  How The Week Helps the Children.
, l  li    j    C-    heretic, and I may also have to sub-
who  want  blood,  his ' ,,,*..'  ..      ... „
mit to the designation   ignoramus
when I venture to connect the possession of this marvellous faculty with
the practice of the gentle art of delineating the future. I have always
been willing to pay a dollar for reliable information of this kind, but what
has puzzled me, and still continues to
puzzle, is why the possessor of this
little short* of omnipotent gift should
be able to describe accurately what is
transpiring at a distance of seven
thousand miles, or to summarize my
life, past, present and future, and yet
be unable to tell correctly the number of oranges contained in a bag, and
thereby win the prize of $5,000 offered
by the London Psyhcical Society.
This would demonstrate in a practical
manner that those who scoff at the
possession of a "Sixth Sense" are
only proving that they possess fewer
than five.
Sporting Comment.
Sir,—It was with great pleasure that
I observed in this morning's Colonist
that the unceasing efforts of your valuable paper had at last borne fruit
in the removal of a long-standing evil
—namely, that of overloading our
little ones with home lessons, especially on subjects regarding which the
teacher had given them no previous
preparation or instruction at all. As
one who has had no less than three
of her children break down through
nervous exhaustion caused by the
over-work and strain due to this most
iniquitous and lazy habit on the part
of the teachers, and also speaking for
many of my friends whose children
have suffered in the same way, I desire to tender my warmest thanks to
The Week for having forced this great
evil under the notice of the public
and got it at last corrected.
A no less important matter is that
of the proper ventilation of the classrooms, where, in open defiance of the
medical inspector's orders, the windows have been kept closed. Your
paper has again been foremost in denouncing this violation of the rules
of health, and I notice with pleasure
that this abuse is also to be corrected.
I feel   that I   cannot   speak too
The result of the association foot- strongly of the good work which The
ball match on Saturday between the Week has done for the children of
Victoria Wests and James Bays was, Victoria in regard to these two mat-
as expected, very close and interest- ters.   They have both been subjects
dreamer   confirmation ing, but with a game of such import- of complaint for years past, but the
 I ance I think that it would have been daily papers were afraid or unwilling
As proofs of holy writ." advisable if the referee had declared to take the necessary steps to secure
Needless to say, none of the circum- the ground unfit for football.   If this a reform.   As for the parents, they
stances detailed by my correspondent action had been taken, several players were powerless, as any complaint on'
have materialized,  nor is there the would not be nursing injuries that a parent's part simply means that the
slightest  reason  for  supposing that could not be secured had the grounds school-teachers will "take it out" of
they ever will.   The conception could been fit.   In places the grounds were that parent's children.   They are too
How to cure a cold is very easily answered: "Kilmarnock"
is the popular formula. A Hot Scotch, that is, Johnnie
Walker ad lib with piping hot water, juice of half a lemon
and sugar to taste. For bad colds or on all occasions when
good fellows get together, the proper beverage is. Johnnie...
Walker's Kilmarnock, Bonnie Scotland's favorite whiskey
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Every first-class club, hotel, bar and restaurant stocks
Kilmarnock Scotch. Your dealer can supply you for your
home use. Sole Agents: Pither and Leiser, corner of Fort
and Wharf Streets, Victoria, and Water Street, Vancouver.
We grow our
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I 616 Fort Street.   • PHONE 1440
strong for us, and it is only when a
courageous paper like The Week
comes to the front that we are able
to get fair play for our little ones.
In  the  name  of  the   mothers  of
Victoria, I again thank you.
Col. White—I understand that your
congregation is in a fair way to get
the church debt paid off soon?
Parson Bagster—Yassah, Cuhnell
Yassah; 'bleeged to yo,' sah, for ask-
in.' De Lawd sholy do 'pear to be
wid us in our financials, dese' days,
mo' 'specially since we done engaged
a one-armed man to take up de
Happy That He Won.
Samuel Van Dorn, a negro, 18 years
old, of Rockaway road, Jamaica, L.I.,
died lately of peritonitis. The last
thing he said was: "Dad, I bet 'Jim'
Smith a month ago that I could eat
a drinking glass, He bet a dollar that
I couldn't. I won, so what do I care
if I do die?"
A Boston couple love each other,
but can't live together. ' She says he's
"a splendid man," and he says "she's
a good woman and a fine housekeeper,
but I can't live with her." Anybody
got a remedy for cold feet? THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1909
Hundreds of Beds
A Grand Showing Ready for You!
The grandest assortment of Iron, Iron and Brass and Brass Beds
we have ever shown are dffered you on our fourth floor today. It,
is a wonderful array of new bed designs. Wonderful in the wealth of
new styles, wonderful in the price range and best of all, wonderful in
the excellent values offered. No other house in the country buys beds
in such quantities as we. Car lots secure for us the control for this
territory of the newest and best designs of the foremost bed factories of
the World. These lines are offered you at the fairest of prices, made
possible by these large cash purchases; Welcome to cpme and gaze
to your heart's content.
Dozens of designs from which
to choose and a price range unusual.    Prices range from, each—
$4.00 to $30.00.
The best values we have ever
offered in brass beds are here .for
you now. Let us show you the
range  from
:    $35.00 tO $110.00..
Many new arrivals in Iron and Brass Cribs are shown.   The newest
ideas in springs and sides.   Prices range at $10.00 to $18.00
Save on Carpets Here
Best Qualities Only—Fairest Pricings
INGRAIN CARPETS, from, per yard  : " 60c
TAPESTRY CARPETS, from, per yard  ....'...........;.... .'75c
BRUSSELS CARPETS, from, per yard  .$1.00
VELVET CARPETS, from, per yard v... .'.$1.50
WILTON  CARPETS, from, per yard  $1.90
AXMINSTER CARPETS, from, per yard  $2.00
Uncommon Furniture
Shown Today
Here are three uncommon styles in furniture—furniture styles that'll delight the heart of those who appreciate genuine goodness in furniture. We promise in these the very finest in their respective lines, and we
promise at these prices the best of values. These are but sample lines picked from the many equally worthy
styles shown. We pride ourselves in the completeness of our showing in high-class furniture. It is worth your
while to see these prices.
Here is one of the handsomest
bedroom suites we have ever
shown. Made of choice selected
wood and finished in the finest possible manner. If you want something unusually fine for your bedroom, here you'll.find it.
Dresser—Has 2 large and 2 small
drawers and large shaped bevel
Dressing Table—Has 2 drawers
and large mirror.
Chiffoniere—Has four large and
two small drawers and bevel
Somnoe—The latest design in this.
Price for these four handsome
pieces is fair at ,,...'.' $275.00
This is a striking furniture line
for the dining-room. Made of
choicest mahogany, finished as only
this factory can finish. A light
rule of brass is inlaid and gives
added attractiveness to these
pieces. Excellent values s^all. at
these prices.        ' ■•■'..,
Sideboard—Four locked cupboards,
large drawer and two small
drawers, large mirror. A very
stylish design 7i.'.* $125.00
Extension Table—Round top style,
54 inches in diameter; extends,
to 12 feet  .$100.00
Dining    Chairs — Upholstered    in
leather  ..,....$20.00
Arm Diners—Upholstered in leather  , $25.00
Here are three furniture pieces
for the Bedroom, in mahogany,
that are of uncommon artistic
merit. Beautiful wood has been
finished in light finish and the effect is unusually striking. The
prices are the only common points
about these pieces.
Dresser—Has three large and fouf
small drawers and a large,
shaped, bevel mirror of best
quality.  Price is  $75.00
Dressing Table—Has five drawers,
and a large mirror of best quality. A dainty piece for the
ladies.   Price $45.00.
Chiffoniere—A handsome chiffon-*
iere style. Has four large and'
five small drawers and bevel
mirror,  Price' is  $70.00
There are many misguided individuals who do not hesitate to appropriate the property of others. "Trading" on the name of an old and reliable manufacturer is a favorite
practice with many manufacturers of the present day. With a name that sounds similar
or by using their name, they try to market an imitation article arid trust to the gullibility of an unsuspecting public to bring them success. Don't be deceived in buying cut
glass advertised as "Libbey" cut glass. There is only one "Libbey" in the glass line,
and all Libbey designed glass has the nage graven in the glass. These designs are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced by other manufacturers. We are sole Victoria agents for this lovely glass,
and the genuine can only be purchased here. Let us show you some of this—show you the difference between
good  cut glass  and spurious  imitations of the World's Best.
NO  .1.    tu...
Complete Home Furnishers
* A Lady's Letter *
* - I
if »y SAWETTE. J
Dear Madge,—There have been all
sorts and conditions of literary heroines during the last ten years, most
of them either tiresome or disgusting.
Few of the women who have enlivened or depressed 'he "best sellers"
have been worth an hour's consideration or a week's remembrance. But
in a new noVel which gives a restful picture of Yorkshire village life
there lives and breathes a young creature of such delightful mien that she
will not be lightly forgotten. Pamela
Searle is a kind of princess in plain
linen gowns, the descendant of gentle
folk, who acts as post-girl in the small
community and carries the mail bag
in such distracting'fashion that every
rnaii in the neighbourhood suddenly
thinks of some letters he must write.
Pamela is no impossibly beautiful
Christmas-card or dentifrice advertisement young woman such as Mr.
Robert Chambers gives us for heroine, putting such inane rubbish into
the radiant being's mouth that his novels become a burden. Pam is of another order, possessing brains and
sensibility as well as a subtle beauty
which holds us, even on the printed
page. It is curious that, while nearly
every popular novelist gives hi3 heroine a loveliness such as he would
have shattered ancient Troy all to
pieces, the reader.of .his productions
finds, it almost impossible to form any
vivid fancies about the lady. Not so
with Pamela Searle, the princess of
the post-bag. Her attraction is of .the
mischevious, tender kind which haunts
you in a bewildering fashion until you
are fain to speak to the girl with the
wistful, laughing lips and ask her if
by any chance she has a letter for
you. The least of Pamela's golden
freckles is worth the artificial complexions of an army of obvious and
irritating Chambers heroines. Perhaps the most lovable feature in
Pam's character is a royal kindliness
which longs to bestow a four-leafed
shamrock on every unhappy creature.
She is not one of those-limply amiable persons, of a feather-bed mentality
—not a bit of it.* Pamela, is gracious -
ness itself with a merriment which
makes the post-girl's progress a kind
of holiday procession. What the village will do without her, one: cares
not to imagine.
The book in which this refreshing
young heroine dispenses smiles and
correspondence is "The Cliff End" by
E. C. Booth, whose second novel one
will read with hope that here is, indeed, a novelist to whom art means
more than the matinee girl's patronage. The Yorkshire dialect may be
somewhat of a drawback to the colonial reader's enjoyment, but one soon
becomes accustomed to the north
country speech and then the view is
worth all the climbing through dialect
A Canadian woman who has lived
in Europe for the last four years was
lately commenting on the prevalence
of tea rooms in London and the recent adoption of the fashion in Canadian cities.
"So many Canadian women appear
to be anxious to do something for
themselves in that way," she said,
"but they seem to forget that the matter must be taken up as a serious business. It is all very well to talk about
dainty cups, dear little rooms, and
wafery bread and butter, but the expense of all this daintiness is very
heavy and no woman should enter up
on such an undertaking without understanding thoroughly* what the first
outlay means. In the first place, linen
and silver must be of the best or one
does not get the right class of people
as customers. I have a friend who
has opened a tea room of the desirable sort and the expense of laundry
alone is something to astonish the un-.
initiated. The average restaurant is a
most uninviting spot, but the high-
class tea room is not to be taken in
hand by an amateur."
"They have been sadly needed in
Canada," said a friend from Western
Ontario. "How many Canadian cities
do you suppose, have any parlors or
tea rooms where women who are
down town shopping can have a really
good cup of tea or chocolate with
rolls or toast? I know of several
cities where a cosy place of that kind
would be a success."
"That may be," said her travelled
friend, "but you must not forget that
it needs a large daily custom to make
such a venture pay. A dozen women
dropping in for tea will hardly mean
$5 in an afternoon."
Madam Gadski.
In view of the fact that Madame
Gadski is to be heard here next Wednesday, it will be interesting to read
of her vocal and artistic growth in her
own words.
"I was not permitted to sing a single song for three years," she has
written, "a real hardship for a musical
child of eleven—just exercises and ex*
ercises to place the voice. When 1
was ten, I made my first appearance
at a little concert given by my teacher,
and sang a series of children's songs
by Taubert. They are really charming; I still sing them frequently.
"When practising a heavy Wagner
role, I have often turned to the songs
of Taubert or  Mozart, to  rest my
voice, and reassure myself that the
'bel canto' has not been disturbed. Ah I
that is the supreme test—to sing a
Wagner role one evening, and a Mozart role the next, and feel to a certainty that in the latter you are still
mistress of your own voice. Then,
indeed, you may be confident your
method is right.
"When I made my operatic debut in
Berlin, I had never taken a lesson in
dramatic action. But Director Engel
said: 'You' have the musical training,
we'll have to leave the rest to chance.
Now be quite natural, don't try to do
anything with your hands and arms,
let them take care of themselves.' It
was good advice.
For three years I sang at the Berlin opera house, in the beautiful operas of the German romantic school—
Mozart, Weber, Beethoven, Loetsing
and Nicolai. It was magnificent
training, as it gave my voice poise
and certainty without straining.
"Then just before coming to America in 1894, I sang Elizabeth "Tannhauser' and Elsa in 'Lohengrin.' Afterwards, I began to sing the lighter
Wagnerian parts and the roles of
the romantic Italian and French
schools. Seven years ago I sang the
Brunnhildes for the first time, and
Senta in "The Flying Dutchman."
Chas. H. Yale's "Everlasting Devil's
Charles H. Yale takes pleasure in
sending out his "Everlasting Devil's
Auction" company, and this year thc
introduction of a number of European
specialties is particularly pleasing to
the ladies and children.
This is a strong feature of this production, and to this point have been
engaged the famous Falls Brothers,
acrobatic grotesques. These artists
were among thc recent importations
of Klaw & Erlanger's Advanved Vaudeville, and upon the termination of
their engagement with this noted
firm, were secured by Manager Yale
for his "Devil's Auction" company.
The scenery, mechanical, transformation and trick changes have always
one of the "Devil's Auction's" strongest features, a fact fully appreciated
by its management and not lost sight
of in this the 28th edition.
Quite a number of new scenes and
effects have been prepared, notably
"The Devil's Volcano," with marvellous electric effects; "The Realms of
Mephito," introducing at the finals
of this scene a most original and novel instantaneous change to a full stage
"set" representing "The Beautiful Valley of Andpche," two new comedy
trick scenes, "The Gates of the Castle
Morpheus" and the "Magic Picture
Gallery," which in conjunction with
the magnificent "Gardens of the Manikins," "The Grand Tournament
Scene," "Thc Sphinz Scene," with its
many other elaborate changes too numerous to particularize, promise to
make the 28th edition of "The Everlasting Devil's Auction" the most notable production of its phenomenal
Georgia, grand old Georgia, was
filled this past fortnight with the true
Christmas spirit. How did she get it,
one may ask; but a really dry person
is as full of devices as a poor man is
full of schemes.
The Hon. Champ Clark is a Missouri congressman who says that thc
average price of a woman's hat is
just about $5. He is a great innocent
who comes from a sunbonnet district.
The Alphabet in a Sentence.
Thc following is the shortest sentence containing all the letters of the
alphabet: Pack my box with five
dozen liquor jugs. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1909
The Motor of Merit
Built for all classes of service.
Heavy duty, slow speed, for Tugs,
Freighters, etc.
Medium duty, medium speed for pleasure
launches and speed boats.
Two and Four Cycle, High and Low Tension Ignition.
Write for Full Particulars of the 1909 model.
Gasoline and Oil Engine Equipment for Electric Light and Power Purposes.
Ignition Systems and Storage Battery Equipment.
Steam Turbines, Steam Engines, Pumping Machinery.
Agents for Standard Motor Construction Co., Kerr Steam Turbine Co.
i    At The Street. __}..
I Corner        h
I wish to tender my congratulations
to Mr. John A. Turner on his election to tlie responsible' position of
Chairman of the Streets Committee.
This is quite an honor for a newcomer, who has only been in the city
;two 'years, and I am -.particularly
gratified by the appointment because
1 was the first to draw attention to
his merits in thc columns of the
For once 1 entirely agree with the
Colonist, whose sub-editor says that
Mr. Turner now has thc chance of his
life. I venture to predict that the
man from Nelson will "make good,"
and that within a year from now
there will bc a marked improvement
in the streets of the city or else the
new chairman will know why, and he
is tlie sort of a man to let the ratepayers know too.
This leads me to remark that the
press is a unit in directing the attention of the new council to thc fact
that there is unanimous agreement as
to the unsatisfactory administration
of civic affairs, especially in connection with public works. I gave several instances last week, which, although not important in themselves,
are valuable as indicating like the proverbial straw, "which way the wind
blows." The same laxity was evidenced in a more conspicuous manner
on Wednesday last, when the City
Engineer had to admit in court that
there was. no official map of the city,
an admission which, on the face of it,
should cost him his position.
I neglected last week to comply
with the request of a number of my
readers, who attended the Jubilee
Hospital ball in thc Empress Hotel.
Their complaint is that after charging
$3 a'ticket fpr ;ladies and gentlemen
alike, no wine was provided without
payment, aiid when wafer was asked
for it could not be procured. Some
of my readers do not hesitate to declare that it was a "hold-Up," and I
certainly think that if the facts are as
stated, it comes pretty near deserving that designation. In the first
place, there could be no possible pretext for charging $3 a ticket unless
drinkables were included, and in this
connection coffee could hardly be considered as filling as the bill. As thc
same thing occurred at the opening
ball of the Empress Hotel a year-ago,
I may be excused for bringing the
matter forward. No one imagines
that wine "ab libitum" could be provided at the price, but $3 leaves a respectable margin for a limited quantity ' of light, wine, and the arrangements were particularly hard upon
young fellows with slender incomes,
who found that they had to pay when
they had not expected. It ought not
to be too much to ask that this matter
should receive a little attention on
similar occasions in the future.
Whilst speaking of the Empress
Hotel, I want to direct the attention
of the management to a serious defect
in the service, It is one which I am
sure they will be anxious to remedy
since the service generally is so excellent, and everyone is loud in praising the hotel and everything connect
ed with it. I refer to the telephone
service, which is simply execrable.
Having occasion to telephone there
more or less every day, and sometimes as many as a dozen times n
day, 1 can state with truth that the
average wait for a reply is not less
than a minute. But this is not the
worst of it, Having secured a reply
requesting that a particular guest
shall be called and giving your own
number, the attendant rings off and
as a rule, that is the end of it.
Whether the guest is in the hotel or
not, you will never learn unless you
repeat the inquiry at intervals.   More
than once recently I have been told
that the person called was not in the
hotel, when it subsequently turned out
that he was sitting in his room .waiting for my call. Altogether I beg to
assure the management, with resped,
that to busy men the present arrangement is so unsatisfactory and annoying that rather than submit to the
vexatious delay some either refrain
from ringing at all or take a walk
down, consuming time which they can
ill afford. If the courteous manager
thinks this statement is at all exaggerated, let him walk into any uptown office and ring up his own hotel.
He will soon find out that I have
rather understated than overstated the
I beg to notify the new chairman of
the Streets Committee that Cook
Street is still in the worst condition
of any residential street in the city,
and this in spite of the fact that thc
tramway operations, which wcre supposed to furnish an excuse for the
neglect, have been practically completed more than two months. As 1
do not live on Cook Street, I cannot
be charged with grinding any axe in
continuing to make this complaint.
1 beg to notify Mr. A. T. Goward,
the local manager of the B. C. E. Ry.
that although the new car line via
Cook Street and May Street has been
completed as far as Ross Bay Cemetery more than a month, it has not
yet been opened to public traffic. I
know all about the new frog and
switch proposed to be put in at the
Fort Street junction, and I also know
about the new storage plant, and it
is with a full knowledge of both facts
that I wish to urge upon the management the claims of the fivc hundred
people who live between Moss Street
and Foul Bay Road, who have already
waited all too long for the car service.
While on thc subject of notification
I would respectfully hand one to Mr.
R. B. McMicking, the popular mana-:
ger of the Telephone Company.   This !
is also in the interest of the residents
Carlyle wasn't so far wrong when he said: "Health is a thing to be
attended to continually; there is nq-achievement in life that is equal
to perfect health.". Ex-Superintendent Mr. J. C. Cameron, of Medicine Hat, who for a number of years was superintendent of the
western division of the C.P.R., spent hundreds of dollars in search
of health.. He went to Kellog's -Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Mich.,
but the doctors seemed unable to solve his ease. Finally a friend
advised him to try Kola Tonic Wine, made from Kola, celery and
pepsin. These are his own words: "After using it I gained in
weight 42 pounds. I most heartily recommend Kola Wine to any
person who, like myself, spent much money in vain search for
health. It is, without doubt, a positive cure for sour stomach,
fermentation, or aggravated case of indigestion and a great appetite
restorer." As a cure for rheumatism, insomnia and all nerve
diseases Kola Tonic Wine is unrivalled. It contains no drugs or
alcohol. Call for a glass of Kola Tonic Wine at any hotel or
restaurant. For home use your dealer can supply you. If he has
not got it in stock, ask him to procure a bottle for you from
Pither & Leiser, wholesale distributors, corner Fort and Wharf Sts.
in the same district, who have no
telephone communication, and who
in cas'e of fire, sickness or an emergency of any kind arc, under the most
favorable conditions, not within, ta
thirty minute call of the centre of
the city. Having made inquiries, I
am quite aware that in this particular
case there is the usual abundant crop
of excuses. I know that the telephone poles arc still growing in thc
woods, and the wire coiled at the Montreal Rolling Mills, but if contracts
wcre placed for these any time during
thc year 1909, it would bc possible to
instal thc service before the next census is taken and therefore with fear
and trembling, I venture to bring the
matter under the notice of the on
gentleman possessing sufficient aut
ority to deal with it effectively ai
Seven of Them.
Minister—I made seven hearts ha
py today.
Parishioner—How was that?
Minister—Married three couples.
Parishioner—That only makes si
Minister—Well, you don't think
did it for nothing.? THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1909;
Sewerage Works at Prince Rupert.
SEALED     TENDERS,     superscribed
render for Sewerage Works, Prince Ru-
|ert," will be received by the Honoura- ,
lie the Minister of Public. Works, up to
Kid includihg*Monday, the first day-of
February, 1909, for the construction
End completion of certain sewerage
Vorks at Prince Rupert, to be completed
y the first day of May, 1909.
Plans, specifications and Forms of
Jontract and Tender may be seen by intending tenderers on and after the 18th
lay of January, 1909, at the offlce of the
Indersigned, Public Works Department,
Victoria, B. C; at the offices of the Gov-.
Irnment Agent, and of Mr. James H.
B&con, Harbour Engineer, Prince Ru-
lert, B. C; at the offlce of the Govern-
pent Agent, New Westminster, B. C.j
Kid at the offlce of Mr. R. J. Skinner,
provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver,
I. C.
[.Each tender must be accompanied by
Jn accepted bank cheque or certificate
K deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Honourable the
minister of Public Works, iri the sum of
|ve hundred dollars, which shall be for-
dited if the party tendering decline to
Inter into contract and satisfactory
fond when called upon to do so. The
Iheques or certificates of deposit of un-
luccessful tenderers will be returned to
hem upon the execution of the contract.
-An accepted bank cheque or guarantee
■ond in the sum of three thousand dollars as security for the faithful performance and completion of the work
Trill be required.
' Tenders will not be considered unless
hade out on the forms supplied, signed
l)th the actual signature of the ten-
lirer, accompanied by the abov-men-
lioned cheque, and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
I, The Minister of Public Works is not
sound to accept the lowest or any ten-.
Public Works Engineer..»
t>ubllc Woiks Department, a £ BUS       .'..
■ Victoria, B. C, 12th JahuaS-yV 1909.
iinl6 ' '  '     -'■3^&'-;-	
 *■*''*    i   ** " '
In the matter of an application for a
duplicate certificate of title to the
west-half of Jot 27,.. of section 68,
(map 290),.<OT-SfrM»Ftty.
|" NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
attention at the expiration of one month
from the date of the first publication
hereof to issue a duplicate certificate of
[title to above land issued to James
lO'Keefe, on the 24th day of December,
11906, and numbered 13B45C.
[Land Offlce, Victoria; B. C,
the 14th day of January, 1909.;   Janl6
and mine mining claims and placer
grounds, and for that purpose and to
that end to acquire mining licenses and
free miners' licences, and employ and
exercise all the rights and privileges
conferred by such licenses upon individuals, and to employ Individuals to prospect for, locate, stake, and acquire mining properties for the said corporation
as far and to such - extent as the same
may be permitted by the statute laws
of any state or foreign country in which
the said corporation may be doing business, and to do a general mining business, and to maintain general merchandise stores iii connection with the mining operations; and to acquire, hold and
enjoy and generally deal lij franchises,
patent rights and privileges in any way
related to or connected with the mining
business; and to do all things necessary and proper in the premises to fully
carry out the objects above set forth,
all of which said objects are to be carried out by said corporation in the State
of Washington and elsewhere In the
United States, and In British Columbia,
and In the Northwest Territory and elsewhere in the Dominion of Canada.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve placed upon certain lands in the
vicinity of Lower Kootenay River, District of Kootenay, notice of which appeared in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 14th of August, 1884, is cancelled, for the purpose of disposing of
such lands by public auction, and to
permit of giving elfect to the recommendations contained in the report of
Mr. W. P. Teetzel, a commissioner appointed to adjudicate upon the claims of
certain squatters upon the said lands,
but for no other purpose.
Deputy   Commissioner   of   Lands   and
. Works, Lands and Works Department.
Victoria, B. C, 6th October, 1908.
The time limited by the Rules of the
House for receiving Petitions'' for Private Bills will expire on Monday, the
first day of February, 1909.
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.
"Companies   Act,   1897."
. I HEREBL CERTIFY that the "Bear
I River Mining Company" ha sthis day
I been registered as an Extra-Provincial
I Company under the "Companies Act,
11897," to carry or effect all or any of the
I objects of the company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of
I British Columbia extends except the con-
l struction and workings of railways.
I The head .office of the. Company is
I situate at the City bf Seattle, King
ICounty, State of Washington.
I The amount of the capital of the Com-
Ipany is One Hundred Thousand Dollars
I divided into One Hundred Thousand
■ shares of One Dollar each.
1 The head offlce of the Company in
I this Province is situate e* Victoria, and
I David McEwen Eberts, Barrister and
Solicitor, whose address is Victoria
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company. _
The time of the existence of the Company is fifty years from the 7th day of
November, 1908.
The Company is limited. .
Given   under  by  hand   and   seal   ol
office  at Victoria,  Province of British
I Columbia, this Sixteenth day of December,   one   thousand  nine   hundred   and
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,
, (3) The objects for which this Com-
I pany has been established and registered
I are;
1. To sue and be sued in any court
having competent jurisdiction in any
territory, Btate or country, domestic or
foreign, where the said corporation may
transact business.
2. To make and use a common seal,
and to alter the same at pleasure.
3. To purchase, hold, mortgage, sell
and convey real and personal property
of all kinds and description.
4. To appoint such officers, agents and
servants as the business of the corporation shall require; to define their power,
to prescribe their duties and to fix their
compensations; to require of them such
scurlty as may b thought proper for the
fulfillment of their duties, and to remove
the mat will, except that no trustee shall
be removed from offlce unless by vote of
two-thirds of the stockholders, in the
manner provided by the statute laws of
the State of Washington.
6. To make by-laws not Inconsistent
with the laws of the State of Washington, or any state, territory or country
where the said corporation may be
transacting business.
6. To prospect for, enter upon, locate,
stake, possess, re-locate, record, develop
and improve, work and acquire by letters patent or otherwise, from the Government of the United States and of the
Province of British Columbia, or the
Province of the North-western Territory
or the Cominlon of Canada, mining
claims and property and ledges containing veins, lodes and quartz-bearing gold,
i silver, copper or other precious metals,
and to acquire mining claims both quartz
and placer, by all lawful means and to
develop and operate them for profit; to
lease mining claims for the purpose of
operating them, and to operate mining
I claims upon shares; to locate, Improve,
acquire, hold and use mill-sites and mill
properties,   to divert,  appropriate and
I acquire water and water rights, and to
build flumes, aqueducts and the like for
the diversion and use thereof, and to
construct, maintain and operate railways
and tramways to be uBed in connection
with mining properties, and to acquire
timber claims and timber lands and to
cut and manufacture such t mber and
use the same for the promotion of the
mining interests of the said corporation,
and to buy, mortgage, sell and generally
deal in mining claims and properties,
both placer and quartz, and to operate
NOTICE Is hereby given that the reserve covering the fractional sections
31, 32 and 33, Denman Island, notice
of which was published in the British
Columbia Gazette of October 21st, 1876,
is cancelled.
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
Dec. 17
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Jesse Bamford,
of Santa Rosa, California, baker, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted sixty
chains east of the south-west corner of
section 18, township 18, range 5, on the
right bank of the Nechaco River; thence
west 60 chains more or less to the southwest corner of section 18; thence north
60 chains more or less to right bank of
Nechaco River; thence following said
river down stream to point of commencement and being about 180 acres of
said section 18.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that George Batetnan,
of Moyie, B. C, rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner of section 11, township 16, range 6; thence south 40 chains
thence east 80 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence west 80 chains to place of
commencement and being the north-half
of said section 11.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
Distriot of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James S. Black,
of Chatham, Ontario, accountant, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of section 14, township 16, range 5, thence west 40 chains,
thence north 60 chains, more or less to
right bank pf Nechaco river, thence following said river east 40 chains, thence
'-.ou.ii 60 chains more or less to place of
beginning being about 200 acres of said
section 14.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
District of Coast,
TAKE NOTICE that Harry W. Bunn,
of Hooply, N. D„ agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted about
60 chains east of the north-east corner
of section 7, township 18, range 5, on
the right bank of the Nechaco river;
thence west 60 chains more or less to
the north-west corner of section 7,
thence south 80 chains, thence east 60
chains more or less to right bank of
Nechaco river, thence following said
river north 80 chains to point of commencement and being about 400 acres of
said section 7.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
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647 Johnson St.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Edgar L. Blake,
of Fernie, B. C, engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Comemncing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of the north-east quarter of section 5, township 18, range 5,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
east 40 chains to point of commencement, and being the'north-east quarter
of said section 5.
November 13th, 1908. I
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICB that Mary Blake, of
Fernie, B. C„ married woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner of section 12, of
township 16, range 5; thence south 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains
to point of commencement and being the
north-west quarter of said section 12.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Anna Olson, of
Minneapolis, spinster, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-east corner of section 12, township 16, range 5; thence south 80 chains,
thence west 40 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence east 40 chains to place of
commencement, being the east half of
said section 12.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Tltile . to
Part (145 acres) of Section 3, Otter
NOTICE is hereby given that it Is
my intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above lands Issued
to Joseph Piaement on the 16th day bf
July, 1890, and numbered 10298a.
Land  Registry Office,  Victoria,  EX..
the lst day. of December, 1908.
Registra-General of Titles.
notice that I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on and under the lands
hereinafter more particularly described:
Commencing at a post marked J. G. C.
northwest corner placed near the
beach where the southern boundary line
of. Section 2, Nelson District, reaches
the seashore, thence south forty chains
more or less to the south boundary line
of the old Baynes Sound Company's
lease, thence following said southern
boundary line east twenty-five chains
more or less to the seashore, thence following the seashore northwesterly to Initial point.
Per A. G. Walker, Agent!
Baynes Sound, Dec. llth, 1908,
jan 23
notice that I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands .and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on and under the foreshore and submerged lands hereinafter
more particularly described:
Commencing at a post marked B. M.
G's northeast corner placed on the seashore near where the central divisional
line of Section 20, Denman Island, Intersects the seashore, proceeding thence
westerly forty .chains more or less,
thence south eighty chains more or less,
thence east eighty chains more or less,
thence north sixty chains more or less
to the seashore of Denman Islund,
thence following the coast line northwesterly to initial point.
.    B. M. GODSAL*
Per A. G. Walker, Agent.
Denman Island, Dec,  1908.
January  23
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating
to Private Bills.
61. All.Private Bills:lor Acts of Incorporation shall be so framed as to
incorporate by .reference" the* clauses of
the General Acts relating to the details
to be provided for by such Bills:—Special grounds shall be established for any
proposed departure from this principle,
or for the introduction of other provisions as to such details, and a note
shall be appended to the Bill Indicating
the provisions thereof In which the General Act ls proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed In
accordance with this Rule shall be recast by the promoters and re-prlnted
at their expense'' before' any Committee
passes upon the clauses.
65. All Private Bills shall be prepared b^ the parties'applying for the
same, and printed ln Small Pica type,
twenty-six ems by fifty ems, on good
paper, in imperial octavo form, each
page when folded measuring 10% Inches
by 7% Inches. There shall be a marginal number every fifth line.of each
page; the numbering of the lines ls
not to run on through the BUI, but the
lines of each page are to be numbered
separately. Two hundred copies of each
Bill shall be deposited with the Clerk
of the House Immediately before the
first reading. If amendments are made
to any Bill during its progress before
the Committee on Private Bills, or
through the House, such BUI shall be
reprinted by the promoters thereof.
By new Rule 65a, passed on the 2nd
April, 1901, (see Journals, 1901, page
68), a model form of Railway Bill Is
By 65b all Bills to Incorporate or
amend Bills Incorporating railway companies are to be drawn ln accordance
with  the Model  BUI.
The provisions contained in any Bill
which are not in accord with the Model
Bill shall be Inserted between brackets.
Any exceptional, provisions that It
may be proposed to Insert ln any such
BUI shall be clearly specified In the
notice of application for the same.
Dated 6th November, 1901.
Dec 12 ,',   Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Frances T. Batt,
of Portsmouth, England, married woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of section 13, township 16, range 5; thence west 80 chains,
thence north 60 chains more or less to
right bank of Nechaco river; thence following said river east 80 chains, thence
south 60 chains more or less to point of
commencement and being about 480
acres of said section 13.
November 13th, 1908.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of Pauline
Dougall, late of the City of Victoria,
in the Province of British Columbia,
deceased, are hereby required to file
their names and addresses, with full
particulars of their claims and the nature of the securities, it any, held by
them, duly verified, on or before the
15th day of February, 1909.
And notice is hereby given that after
the said date the Administrator will
proceed to distribute said Estate
amongst the parties entitled thereto,
having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice,
or any part thereof, so distributed, to
any person of whose claim he has not
had notice at the time of the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, A.D.
Of No. Rtl Government Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 30.
Rule 59.
All applications for Private Bills, properly the subject of legislation by the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, within the purvie wot the "British North America Act, 1867," whether
for the erection of a Bridge, the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike
Road, or Telegraph or Telephone Line;
the construction or improvement of a
Harbour, Canal, Lock, Dam, Slide, or
other like work; the granting of a right
of Ferry; the incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or of any Joint
Stock Company; ior otherwise for granting to any individual or individuals any
exclusive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing which in its operation
would affect the rights or property of
other parties, or relate to any particular class of the community, or for making any amendment of a like nature to
any former Act,—shall require a Notice, clearly and distinctly specifying
the nature and object of the application and, where the application refers
to any proposed work, indicating generally the location of the work, and signed
by or on behalf of the applicants, such
notice to be published as follows:—
In the British Columbia Gazette, and
in one newspaper published In the District affected therein, then In a newspaper In the next nearest District In
which a newspaper is published.
Such notice shall be continued ln each
case for a period of at least six weeks,
during the Interval of time between the
close of the next preceding Session and
the consideration of the Petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by
the parties Inserting such notice to the
Clerk of the House, to be filed amongst
the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
57. No Petition for any Private Bill
shall be received by the House after the
first ten days of each Session, nor may
any Private Bill be presented to the
House after the first three weeks of
each Session, nor may any Report of
any Standing or Select Committee upon
a Private BUI be received after the first
four weeks of each Session, and no
Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule shall be entertained
by the House until the same has been
reported on by the Committee on Standing Orders, or after reference made
thereof at a previous sitting of the
House to the Standing Committee charged with consideration of Private Bills,
who shall report thereon to the House,
And If this Rule shall be suspended or
modified as aforesaid the promoters of
any Private BUI which is presented after the time hereinbefore limited, or for
which the Petition has been received
after the time herlnbefore limited, shall
in either case pay double the fees required as herein mentiond, unless the
House shall order to the contrary. Any
person seeking to obtain any Private
Bill shall deposit with the Clerk of the
House, eight days before the opening of
the Session, a printed copy of such Bill,
a copy of the Petition to be presented
to the House, together with the notices
published. At the time of depositing
the Bill, the applicant shall also pay
to the Clerk of the House a sum of
three hundred dollars. If a copy of the
Bill, Petition and notices shall not have
been so deposited ln .he hands of the
Clerk of the House at least eight days
before the opening of the Session, and
tf the Petition has not been presented
within the first ten days of the Session,
the amount to be paid to the Clerk shall
be six hundred dollars. If the Bill shall
not pass second reading one-half of the
fees paid shall be returned.
60. Before any Petition, praying for
leave to bring ln a Private BUI for the
erection of a Toll Bridge, Is received
by the House, the person or persons
intending to petition for such Bill shall,
upon giving the notice prescribed by
rule 59, also at the same time and in
the same manner, give notice of the
rates which they Intend to ask, the
extent of the privilege, the height of
the arches, the interval between the
abutments or piers for the passage of
rafts and vessels, and mentioning also
whether they Intend to erect a drawbridge or not, and the dimensions of the
To James Jackson  Erskine, Registered
and Assessed Owner of Lots 1, 1, 7
and 8. of Part of.Lot 31, Cloverdale
'       Estate, Map 836;
To  William   McGrath,   Registered   and
. Assessed Owner of Lot 370, Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 402 D.: '
To Arthur B. Buie, Registered' and Assessed  OWrier  of Lot  521,   Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 402C;
To C. Alwyn,  Assessed Owner of Lot
530, Mount Tolmie Park, Map 402c;
To Sarah Olive, Assessed Owner of Part
26 acres  of Section  69,  Esquimalt
And, to  Edna  R.  Hammlll,   Registered
and Assessed Owner of Lot 8, Block
1, Lots 7 and 14, Block 7, Lots z
and   6,  Block   8,  Town  of  Sidney,
Map  381:
TAKE  NOTICE  that  an  application
has been made to register Samuel Jennings and John R. Jennings as the owners in fee simple of above lands under
a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessor Of
Victoria District and you are required
to contest the claim of the said Tax
Purchasers  within   30  days  from  the
first publication  hereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Ofllce,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth
day of December, 1908.
Dec. 26        Registrar-General of Titles.
To L. A. Blanc, Assessed Owner of
83 1-3 acres of Section %0, Esquimalt District.
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Watson
Clarke as the owner ln fee simple of
above land under and through Tax Sale
Deeds to John R. Jenn'i-gs and Samuel
Jennings and to Watson Clarke, ana
you are required to contest the claim
of the said Watson Clarke within 30
days from the first publication thereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Offlce,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth day
of December, 1908.
Dec. 26        Registrar-General of Titles.
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Jan. 2 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
of DANIEL CARMODY, Deceased.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate of Daniel Carmody,
late of the City of Seattle, In the State
of Washington, deceased, are hereby
required to file their names and addresses, with full particulars of their
claims and the nature of the securities,
If any, held by them, duly verified, on
or before the 15th day of February,
And notice ls hereby given that after
the said date the Executor will proceed to distribute said Estate amongst
the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he
shall then have had notice, and he shall
not be liable for the proceeds of the
said estate, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose claims
he has not had notice at the time of
the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, A.D.
Of No. 918 Government Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 30.
NOTICE Is hereby given that the re-
reserve existing on Lot 7,946, Group 1,
Kootenay, by virtue of the notice dated
December 24th, 1907, and appearing in
tn? British Columbia Gazette of December 37th, 1907, is cancelled for tne
purpose of effecting a sale of said lot
to Edgar S. Home.
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th,. 1008.
Dec.  17 THE WEEK, SATURtJAY jA^tJARY aj, i^,
"Pity the nisfit Englishman"—Colonist.
What?   Has it come to this, that all who hold an English name
Must cringe to patronizing cads who sneer at us?   F-or shamel
Must cringe and lick their boots and plead for treatment soft and kind
Arid leap like flunkies at their word, or meekly crawl behind?
Surely the breed has lost its grit; if'men of English birth,
Whose forebears feared not God nor man nor anything on earth,
..Can wilt, reduced to whimpering curs, the mock of farm and town,
Can wift,e(t insult's Such as these, and take them lying down.
■ Misfit?  Thank God, we are misfit here, where the Dollar rules,
Where honesty is looked.upon as merely pap for fools,   .
Where graft is King in Trust and Ring and cunning grabs the prize,
And smug hypocrisy parades—clasped hands and downcast eyes-*-
Misfit? , We don't fit in at all, and little do we care;
We play the game, we play it straight, we play it on the square.
Although perhaps, we're out of date, we're sticking to this plan—
It still remains the only way for the Misfit Englishman.
The roar of London calls afar—we hear it in our dreams,
And many a highther lights shine out and we can catch the gleams,
j And we can feel the touch of Home that pulls our heart strings taut,
The home that we shall see no more, and sicken at the thought.
Exiles and strange in a strange land, we tread our paths alone,
' Silent" arid'proud, because we know that half the world we own.
'* •■    *«•*• ♦      *
So let that hybrid Yankee fume, for all his boast and brag,
There's nothing like true English blood and the honour of our Flag.
! :;: W. H. Si
bond satisfactory to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works lit the sum of
ten thousand dollarB ($10,000), for the
due fulfilment of the contract. '.....'
No tender will be considered unless
made out 6a the forin Supplied, signed
with the actual signature Of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or1 any tender not necessarily accepted. ,
P. ajGAMBLBi.*'-':
Public WOrks Engineer.
Department of Public Works;
Victoria, aq., 20th January, 1909.
Feb. 6 3
| MUSIC AND    1
■■*     tHE STAGE |
if&itifififif $$$$$$
"The Alaskan."
On Monday night "The Alaskan"'
' Was presented at the Victoria theatre
for the second time, and scored a
huge success. It achieved the unique
distinction of selling dut the house
for the first time this season, and it
was a complete sell out, for every seat
was occupied, even to the upper boxes;
and Manager Ricketts was over from
Vancoitvei" wearing a, smile that would
■not, come . oft'.' The crowd which
flocked to see "The Alaskan," conclusively proved what ;I have alw.ay.-i
maintained, that the only explanation
of* thin houses in Victoria is a poor,
play. There is no city on thp circuit
with keener or more accurate dramatic judgment, and even high prices
will not keep the people away if the
show is first class. And "The Alaskan" is first class* and with one or two
notable exceptions, so is the company which presents it. Edward Mar-
tindell as "Totem-Pole Pete," is in a
class by himself. There are few finer
bass singers on the stage, and still
fewer who can take lower D flat as
he did with a full round tone. Th.
comedian is but a shadow of Teddy
Webb, but perhaps he suffered by
comparison with one of the finest low
comedians on the stage. The most
conspicuous failure was on the part
of the "leading lady," who should
never have been toured. All that can
be said in her favor is that she is
"dainty and chic," but of singing voice
she has absolutely none. She cracked
on her high notes and was inaudible
on her low ones. Her acting was as
weak as her singing. Even with these
drawbacks the play was received with
continuous applause, due largely to
the fact that the company all round
was a good one, and the subordinate
players well trained. In addition thc
scenery, costumes and mountings
were of the highest order; the only
wonder being that it was possible to
do anything like justice to them in
such a confined space. Manager Ricketts can rely upon it that whenever he
sends as good a show as "The Alaskan" to Victoria, it will play to full
The London Bioscope.
Clifford Denham continues to attract large crowds with his exhibitions
of the London Bioscope. The films
are all new, carefully selected and
changed every week, so that there is
no fear of having to witness the same
in successive weeks. He has evidently settled down to an era of popular
success well deserved by the excellence of the show, and the moderate
price charged.
A little chap in Philadelphia, whose
father is a prominent. merchant and,
as such, never loses an opportunity
to descant upon the virtues of advertising, one day asked his mother:
"May Lucy and I play at keeping
store in the front room?"
"Yes," assented the mother; "but
you must be very, very quiet."
"All right," said the youngster;
"we'll pretend we don't advertise."—
December. Lippincott's.
Ironwork, Oolumbia River Bridge, at
Revelstoke, B.O. '
Sealed Tenders, Indorsed "Tenders for
Wrought and Cast Iron, par pound," will
be received by the undersigned up to and
Including the 8th day of February next,
for the manufacture aiid delivery, f.o.b:
cars at Revelstoke, all the ironwork for
the above bridge as called for in the
Bills of Iron and Drawings exhibited.    ;
Specifications, drawings, bills of iron,
forms of contract and tender, may be
seen at the Office of the Public Works
Engineer, Vietoria, B.C.; the office of
the Provincial'Tlmbor Ihspector, Vancouver, B.C.; and at the Office of the
•Qovernment Agent, Revelstoke, B.C., On
and after January 26th nSJtt. ,■-■'■!
Bach proposal must be Accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque, or certifl-;
cate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable, to the under-;
signed, in the sum of nine hundred
(f900.00) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract WhOn called upon to
do so,' or if he fail to complete the work
contracted for. . The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract. Tenders
will not be considered unless made out
on the forms ot tender supplied, signed
with the actual signature bf the tenderer and enclosed in the envelope furnished, a
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted,
F. li! GAMBLE,
f'ubllc Works Engineer,
blic Works,
'20th January, 1909.
Feb. 6 '*.*'. ;
In the matter of an Application for oi
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
.     30, Subdivision of Sections 3 and 4,
Fairfield Estate (Map 826) Victoria
Notice is hereby given that it is my
intention at the expiration of one month
from  the date of the first publication
hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate
of Title, to above land Issued to John
Sherburn   on   the   4th   day   of  August,
1908,  and  numbered  18349 C.
Land  Registry 0%ce, Victoria, B.C.,
the 19th day of January, 1909'.
.   ■' Si «*WOOIT.ON,..,_ •,..-,.
Feb.,27       ■ Registrar-General of Titifes.
"Companies. Act, 1897,'
Province of British Columbia,
No. 466.
This is; to certify that "The Western
Life and Accident Company," an Extra-
Provincial Mutual Insurance Company,
is authorised and licensed to carry. on
business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the* legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the,. Company is
situate at Denver, in the County of
Araphoe, State of Colorado.
The head offlce of the Company in this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
Wm. H. Biegel, Insurance Agent, whose
address is Vancouver, is the attorney
for the Company.
> Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this sixteenth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and nine,
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
—For the purpose of insuring its members against death, Occident or sickness
on the mutual plan, and to acquire by ■
purchase,  grant, devise,  gift or otherwise,  such real and personal property
as shall be necessary for the transaction:
of its business, and to sell and dispose
of the same or any part thereof when
not required for the use of the corpor-'
ation, and to invest its funds, accumulated in the course of its ousiness or
any  part  thereof in  bonds  and  mortgages as provided by the laws of the
State of Colorado.
Feb. 20
The New Grand
SULLIVAN a centum,   PrMrUtcm.
■anaaemeal ef MIT. jAMIIMM.
In the Sensational Romantic
"The Man's the Thing." "
By Cfecil DeMille.
The How-De-Do Man.
. Irving Dode
Singing and Dancing Oddity.
Dainty Little Duchess.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Whose Little Girl Are You?"
M. Nagel, Director.
It is a constant puzzle to some
women how their husbands hold the
respect of the community.
Bridge, Columbia River at Revelstoke.
Sealed Tenders, properly indorsed, will
be received by the Hon. the Minister of
Public Works up to and including Monday, February 8th next, for the erection
and completion of a bridge across the
Columbia River at Revelstoke, B.C.
Drawings, specifications, and conditions of tendering and contract may be
seen at the Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., at the offlce of the Provincial Government Timber Inspector,
Vancouver, B.C., and at the Government
Offlce, Revelstoke, B.C., on and after
the 26th lnst.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit made payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works for the sum
of two thousand dollars ($2,000), which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter Into contract when
called upon to do so. The cheques of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
to them upon the execution of the contract.
The cheque of the successful tenderer
will be returned upon his furnishing a
Chas. H. Yale Co.
28th Annual Oblation.
The Everlasting
Extraordinary   Spectacle.
Superior   Scenic   Investiture.
Large Company, Extravagantly
Grand Transformation Scene,
"Amour."    Best Ever/1
"Every Feature New This Year."
Popular Prices—25c, soc, 75c, $1.00.
Sale opens 10 a.m., Saturday, January 23rd.
The Victoria Musical Society will
Prima Donna Soprano, Metropolitan
Opera, New York.
Prices—$2, $3, $4.   Gallery, $1.50.
Box office opens Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Extra Heavily
Knives and Forks
Our claim is backed by results of GOVERNMENT ASSAY.
This were is so good that we replace FREE OF CHARGE any
goods which after use prove unsatisfactory. We believe ours to be
THE ONLY PLATED WARE sold under these conditions, and
with the above guarantee.
Is made especially to stand the wear and tear of Hotel and
Restaurant use, and is sold under under the guarantee of entire
satisfaction.- '■■'*'
Every price bears our name which ensures quality.
THE PRICE IS LOWER than the price of any other standard plated ware,
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merchants ind Silversmiths
1017 Qovernment Street Victoria, B. C.
Dont Miss the Last Days
Read the Price List and remember
that every article in this immense
stock is a bargain.   Buy now and
save money,
YOUTHS' AND YOUNG MEN'S SUITS, worth $12.00 to $18,
now $7-95. $5-95 and $3.95
SLIP-ON RAINCOATS, worth $15 to $25, now $12.95 and $9.95
MEN'S WORKING PANTS,. worth $2.50 to $3.50, now $1.95
and     .........$1.45
MEN'S UNDERWEAR, odd lines, worth $1.25 to $2.00, now 65c,
MEN'S REGATTA SHIRTS,.50 doz. odd patterns, worth $1.00
to $2.00, now  65c
MEN'S SUITS (Tweeds and Serges), worth $12 to $15, now $5.95
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH TWEED  NORFOLK SUITS.    Regular $14.00, now $8.95
Cardegari Jackets, Sweaters, Fancy Vests, Odd Caps, Bags and
Valises, Smoking.Jackets and Dressing Gowns, all reduced to Half
$3.00 and $3.50, now  $1.95
100 DOZEN HEAVY SOCKS, regular price 25c, now .15c
FINE SILK CASHMERE SOCKS, worth 35c, now aoc
MEN'S FINE TROUSERS, worth $5.00 to $7.00, now. $3.95
MEN'S RAINCOATS, worth $12.00 to $15.00, now $5.95
Are GUARANTEED to bear MORE SILVER than the other
standard makes.
Sole Agents tor Semi*Ready Tailoring
614 Yates Street Victoria, B. 6.


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