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The Week
A British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria,  B. 6.
1232 Government St. Telephone 83
One Dollar Per Annum
A good many people are beginning to
find out that a certain illustrious individual instead of being an Immaculate Conception is in reality a damaged archangel,
even if he has not "feet of clay."   There
are many people in  Canada who have
doubted   the   reality   of   Sir   Wilfrid
Laurier's professions of   loyalty   to   tho
Mother Country-   A very brief recital of
the  grounds  on which  they base  their
opinion will suffice.   It originated in his
intimate   association with proved   incendiaries and disloyal members of the Quebec Legislature.   It was deepened by his
obvious reluctance to make any more substantial contribution than professions of
loyalty to the support of British arms in
the Boer War.    A man, loyal at heart
would havc responded instantaneously; Sir
AVilfrid waited to see which way the "cat
jumped," and when he found that by the
exercise of a little diplomacy Quebec could
be induced to "line up," there was a great
fanfare of trumpets, and the promise of
contingents, of which nothing would have
been heard but for the overwhelming sentiment of the Canadian people.   There was
a repetition of the same tactics when the
Kaiser began to shake his "mailed fist,"
and it was not until a campaign had been
conducted which reached from Halifax to
Esquimalt, and men of all parties had demanded, as with one voice, a substantial
contribution to the Imperial naval defence,
that Sir AVilfrid yielded, and brought in a
resolution which sounded well, and which,
in a moment of weakness, the salaried
leader of the Opposition, Mr. R. L. Borden, was induced to support, but which in
liis waking moments he now finds to mean
so much less than he expected that he is
[■ashamed of his former attitude  and is
"hedging" as fast as he can.   Tlie fact of
the matter is that Sir Wilfrid Laurier
has never been willing to go as far as
the people of Canada wish, and it is difficult to resist the conclusion that he fears
the Quebec vote more than he loves the
British Crown.   Mr. Martin Burrell rose
to the occasion in the splendid  address
which he delivered at Ottawa this week,
and it is not a little significant that a man
of such moderation and fairness should
have found it necessary, when advocating
x more generous measure, to denounce the
pusillanimity of a time-serving Premier,
j.vho has woefully failed to interpret the
\,entiment of the Canadian people, and who
lias shown that even in matters of Imperial
■ank he is incapable of rising above the
|evel of the politician.
The  Colonist  has  not quite  rightly
Itated the purport of Assistant City En-
ineer Bryson's recommendations on the
ubject of pavements.   If it had done so,
would have endorsed the attitude main-
jiined by The AYeek from the beginning
the controversy,  in favour of wood
■Jocks.    Mr. Bryson, very properly, dif-
rentiates between steep and easy grades.
In the former there is no doubt that gran-
1 sets or scoria blocks are most suitable,
but there are few, if any, such grades in
A^ictoria. Except on residential streets,
where the traffic is light and bithulitic
pavement will resist the wear, wood blocks
will prove to be the most serviceable and
economical; when properly laid upon a
concrete foundation the difficulty of renewal is reduced to a minimum. Hitherto sufficient care has not been exercised in
securing the best quality of wood, and tlie
proper selection would add several years
to the life of the pavement. It is to be
hoped that Mr. Bryson's report will be
accepted as authoritative, and acted upon.
1 There is a marked difference in the
relations existing between Mayor Morley
and the present City Council, compared
with those which characterized his previous terms of office- In those days the
Mayor gathered up the reins in his hand,
flourished the whip and did his best to
drive the whole shebang into the ditch.
Now the boot is on the other leg; the
Council is doing the driving and using a
curb. This may work out advantageously
for the City, and may serve to check the
restless spirit of the Mayor. If the Council drives, Mayor Morley is capable of doing some useful work; if he is allowed
to drive the coach will be wrecked as it
was before. The ill-considered proposal to
extend the fire limits was withdrawn almost as soon as it was made; not because
extension is unwise, but because the project had not been digested. It is just the
same with all the proposals which Mayor
Morley brings forward, and in consequence
they share the fate of the Sooke Water
Scheme. For once the Victoria Times is
right, when it urges the Council to move
cautiously in the matter of drastic changes.
It would have been nothing short of a
calamity if the proposed change in the
assessment of City property had been instituted without full investigation. The
one thing for which the Mayor does deserve credit, and for which The AA7eek is
willing to give him credit, is the reorganization of the City Hall staff. It is to be
hoped that there will be no half measures
in this connection, and that the cleansing
will be thorough. It is just about the
right time for a thorough spring cleaning.
A majority of the members of the
Council over-ruled the attempt to suppress
Mr. Bryson's report on Smith's Hill Reservoir, and as a consequence the public will
know just what the Assistant Engineer
thought about the piece of engineering
whicli has made Victoria City Council the
laughing stock of the Province. The decision to have no further dealings with
that eminent hydraulic engineer, AAT. L.
Adams, will be applauded by all who have
assisted in footing his bill, and it may help
in the direction of consulting available
local talent before squandering large sums
on incompetent aliens. Meanwhile it is
greatly to be regretted that thc Mayor
lacks the courage to test the reservoir in
its present condition by thc simple expedient of trying to fill it. If this were done
and a careful record kept, the result would
be very illuminating, and would easily be
worth more than it cost.
The sentence with which Mr. Martin
Burrell concluded his brilliant speech on
Naval Defence is destined to take rank
second only to Nelson's immortal "England expects every man to do his duty."
The sentiment "One King, ono fleet, ono
flag" is noble, inspiring and comprehensive.
Mr. Mitchell, the Principal of James
Bay Academy, lias addressed an important
letter to tlio Board of School Trustees, a
copy of whicli is reproduced in the correspondence columns of Thc AVeek. The mosl:
important movement of the times in connection with educational matters is tlie
extension of technical training in our
schools. This is the one feature of German education which has attracted worldwide attention, and which is largely held
responsible for the practical superiority of
the average German workman. Upon the
merits of Mr- Mitchell's proposal The
Week is not prepared to pronounce an
opinion without full information, but it
would gladly support any movement aiming at the greater prominence of technical
training in our educational establishments.
It is a good many years since tlie British
Parliament was first informed that it
owned a "Paper Navy." It has remained
for Premier McBride to emphasize the
fact that British Columbia possesses a
great many ' Paper Railways." These
means of transportation exist only in the
charters which enterprising politicians
have from time to time been able to secure, largely for peddling purposes. But
the hand-writing is on the wall, and Premier McBride has given warning that in
tho matter of railway charters the day
of "peddling" is over. Hereafter persons
who obtain charters will have to comply
with the statutory regulations and either
build or quit. The decision has not been
arrived at one moment too soon to serve
the public interests, because charters under which no work has been done are today tying up important routes, over whicli
railway corporations will be glad to acquire powers of construction. The action
of the Premier will be applauded on all
hands and will undoubtedly tend to develop transportation facilities.
The privilege of asking questions is one
highly prized by members of Parliament,
and question time has come to bc regarded
as ono of the most important features of a
session. It goes without saying that some
men havc a greater aptitude for asking
questions than others, and a member possessing these special qualifications may
easily acquire a reputation in the House.
It is, however, to bo feared that the respected member for Esquimalt will hardly
achieve a reputation of an enviable character if he continues to allow himself to
be made a cat's paw for irresponsible
cranks. Mr. Jardine is a man of intelligence and could probably ask the Government a round dozen of questions every day
whicli even tlie Attorney-General would
find it difficult to answer. For this reason
The AVeek hopes that Mr. Jardine may
consult liis friends before becoming sponsor
for any more educational queries, such as
he fathered at the beginning of this week.
The AVeek is not disposed to waste
much ammunition on the subject of the
closing of the Post-office doors on Sunday,
because it has reason to believe that the
edict published in a moment of inis-guided
zeal will be cancelled. One thing is certain, that the people of Canada are too intelligent to allow themselves to be shut out
.of the Post-office on the plea of Sunday observance, while the clerks and letter-sorters
arc busy breaking the Sabbath on the inside. Tlie Department is up against a proposition to break its standard rule, and for
once to show a little consistency either by
locking out its employees as well as the
public, or else allowing the public to ox-
tract the letters which are being industriously sorted into the various boxes.
Perhaps the subtle intellect of Mr. Aylesworth will be able to devise some means
by which he can "run with the hare and
hunt with the hounds" It must not, however, be forgotten that he has failed to
solve much simpler problems.
The Colonist published this week an
interesting letter from a Mr. John Grice
on the establishment of an iron and steel
industry on tho Coast. On the principle
that small beginnings may lead to important endings the commendation of The
Colonist was all right, but it lacked discrimination, possibly because it was not
aware that the charcoal iron industry is
the feeblest of all smelting propositions,
and, if not obsolete, is at any rate antiquated. It is popularly supposed that
this was the method adopted by Tubal,
Cain & Co. to reduce iron ores in the
primeval forests of Asia Minor, on some
favoured spot in the A^alley of the
Euphrates. The process has gone on from
that day to this. In the Province of Quebec such an institution has been able to
smelt no less than 2,000 tons of ore per
annum for many years past; and if it is
an iron industry of this dimension that
The Colonist and Mr. Grice arc seeking, it
should not be impossible to raise sufficient
money to finance it. But unless Tlie AA7eek
is entirely misinformed this modest proposal will be over-shadowed by something
more like the genuine article within a few
months from date.
The AVeek intended to take up in thc
current issue the subject of the quality of
Elk Lake water, but thc necessary data are
still being compiled. Meanwhile, sufficient
has been unearthed to justify all that this
paper has said as to the positive danger
of using it as a beverage. The opinion of
The AVeek is supported by the most eminent medica] authorities in the City. It is
not arguments but facts which will be submitted ; and they are stubborn things. If
the facts are properly understood by tlie
ratepayers Elk Lake will hc abandoned for
domestic purposes. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY n, 1910
At The Street   \
Corner i
A scandalous feature in Victoria
today is the manner in which James
Bay is lighted, or rather not lighted.
This district affords a menace which
should be avoided by any city which
boasts the reputation that Victoria
possesses. Ten days ago I was walking up thc street which fronts the
lately burnt biscuit factory; three hun-'
drcd yards ahead of me was one of
the arc lamps, of which wc are so
proud; the lamp flickered—they all do
—(but why, God only knows). The
lamp went out just as I reached the
critical part of my journey; a big
piece of timber left over from thc
fire "butted in" to the sidewalk. My
friend, who was walking up the street
with me, and who, fortunately for
me, was preceding me, tripped over
this beam and narrowly escaped
breaking his leg.
Another point is that the lighting
on the Dallas Road itself is con-
demnable from St. Lawrence to Menzies, There are no lights at all. On
the one side is a morass, bordered
occasionally by a sidewalk, on the
other is the Deep Blue Pacific with
a dangerous disposition to entice the
careless wanderer into its ample
bosom, which most people would find
inconvenient to embrace. It is up
to the city to do one of two things;
either to light the Dallas Road properly or so fence in the Dallas Road
that the stranger within the gates
will not become the stranger without
*   *   *
I want to make a very strong protest against the way in which the Colonist is handling the local police records.    It may bc very funny to the
reporter, and it may be very funny
to some members of the public to
read the little items about the "tootle-
bird."    It is a very different matter,
however, when considered from the
point of view of the alleged prisoner.
A man may be innocent, or he may
be guilty;  in either case the "tootle-
bird" chortles.   This feathered songster, which only exists in the imagination of the Colonist reporter, seems
to take a peculiar delight in reporting to the public the peccadilloes of
the  weaker  members   of   society.   I
contend that such action on the part
of a member of the Press is despicable.     Many   men   during   the   past
week have pointed this  out to me,
and have asked me to make a protest.   Just because a man has gone
wrong  once  there  is   no  reason  to
"damn"  him  for  ever.      A  full  report  of  police  proceedings  is  justifiable, but to make the same a subject  of  humour  for  the  mob  is  to
place the representative of His Majesty in the position of a "Billiken."
I am surprised that a magistrate appointed to this position in the Capital
City of thc Province of British Columbia can allow newspaper reporters
to   so   far  forget   themselves  as   to
bring  the  majesty  of  the  law  into
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nowadays uses White Rock Water when entertaining. As
a dilutante for whisky, wine or milk it is positively unrivalled. This is the reason why few bottles of any water
except White Rock are now seen at any of the swell
hotels, clubs or cafes in any city. White Rock is the
most popular water and it is only right that it should
be, for it is the best mineral water procurable. While it
is a little more expensive than other waters, it is well*
worth the slight difference in price because it is absolutely pure, delicious, sparkling—fit for a king's table.
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the gangway. A steward would come
off the boat loaded with hand baggage; he would make no bones about
leaving this stuff where it would inconvenience passangers.
Tho West is becoming civilized.   I
know that lots of people will want
to kick me for saying this, but it is a
fact.   Four years ago I walked down
Government  Street,  clad in  a  frock
coat and a  silk hat.    I  had an appointment, and I  (in my ignorance)
thought that that was the correct costume to wear.   A friendly storekeeper
saw  me;   called  me  into   his  office,
asked me to sit down, and finally said
that he had asked me in because he
was afraid "the boys would guy me."
But now-a-days things are different.
Men in a Western town actually wear
gloves.    I wear    gloves    myself; it
helps out on the washing.
*   *   *
I went down to meet a friend on
the Princess the other night, and I
was disgusted with the behaviour of
other people who    were    doing the
same thing.    A man would come off
thc  boat;   his  friend  would  "collar"
him;  thc two of them would block
*   *   *
Many of my readers have probably
seen    the   pamphlet   published   by
Robert  Blatchford  re  Great   Britain
and the Germany scare.   His articles
are good, and should be read, even
if the reader does not approve of Mr.
Blatchford's   politics.    What  struck
me most forcibly when I read the
pamphlet   was   the   curious   analogy
which may be drawn between Blatchford's  articles  in  "The  Daily  Mail"
and Demosthenes' speeches with regard to Phillip; those orations, which
were so powerful that they have come
down to us in the form of "Phillipics"
touched the spot.   Compare the two;
see how Demosthenes roasts the Athenians for not being aware of their
danger  (a danger which came upon
them), and see how Robert  Blatchford gives just the same advice to thc
British nation. There are some things
in his articles with which  I  do not
agree, but for the most part he talks
good common sense, and the British
nation and the British Empire might
do a lot worse than take cognizance
of what he has published.
*   *   *
It   is   just   about   the   time   of
"Chinee New Year," and there are a
whole lot    of    fellows    going round
Chinatown   "bumming"   free   drinks,
free  cigars  and  other  conveniences.
I    don't   think   that   we   treat   the
Oriental here at all fairly.    Any old
time that thc city is hard up—for a
hospital, for a charity, for an entertainment to some public functionary,
it's a case of "go down to Chinatown." And the Chinamen dig up
like bricks. At this time of the year
there are all kinds of men going
round and getting free drinks and
cigars. But they abuse the Chinaman
next day. White men, there is something wrong with parts of you.
*   *   *
It is an extraordinary thing that al
though we profess such a high education here in this Western country,
we can't find an accompanist.   I am
not  speaking "as  a fool";  I  speak
from experience.   During a residence
of five years in Western Canada I
have twice come across people who
were capable  of playing my accompaniments.   There is a story told of
Mde. Albani, when she was on tour.
Madame arrived in a certain town and
her accompanist was sick.   In desperation she sent out for another;   the
local man turned up, and with rather
a haughty air Madame said that she
would meet him for rehearsal.    "No,
Madame," he replied, "if I am worth
anything at all as your accompanist
I am worth trying first-hand at the
piano."    That's  a  true yarn.     How
many pianists in Victoria  could act
. in the same way?   There may be a
few, but I can't think of more than
three,    and    I   doubt    even    their
*   *   *
The City has forged ahead with a
system of sidewalks and boulevards
which will be a credit anywhere in the
world. There is, however, some reason to doubt whether this progras-
sive policy is not a little bit ahead
of the times. I arrive at this conclusion from noticing the disgraceful
condition to which  the  green sward
Here's to the man who's as smart as can be
I mean the man who agrees with me
Gilbey's Invalid Port, per bottle  $1.25
Lyon's Fine Old Port: 3-Crown, per bottle $1.50
2-Crown    $1.25
i-Crown    $1.00
"Perrier," the celebrated Table Water, per doz $1.75
Blue Funnel Scotch, per bottle     .. .$1.25
3-Star Glenlivet Scotch, per bottle   85c
Glenlivet Scotch, per gallon   $4.50
Gilbey's Spey Royal Scotch (oldest procurable), per bottle..$1.25
Gilbey's Dry Gin, quart bottle  85c
Pint  50c
Gilbey's Plymouth Gin, quart bottle  90c
Pint   Soc
Independent Grocers and Wine Merchants
Tels.: 50, 51, 52 and 1590 1317 Government Street
has been reduced by trespassers. It
is bad enough to find this at street
corners, where foot passengers make
a "short cut" and trample down the
grass, but the evil is spreading, and
not only foot passengers and stray
animals, but teamsters are ignoring
the boundary line established by the
curb stone. The superintendent anticipating some such indifference, started out with a very courteous request
that citizens should protect their property, but the request has been very
generally ignored. And I venture to
think that the reason is that there
is no serious attempt made to punish offenders. The newly established
boulcvardcs on Cook St., which have
converted it into the finest thoroughfare in the City, are rapidly being
reduced  to   strips   of  well   trampled
earth. I think the ratepayers ha*
a right to demand that the City Coti
cil protect them in a matter whit
has cost such a large amount
money, and that a public pronounc
ment should be made that hereaft
offenders will be prosecuted. Tli
method was found necessary in Wi
nipeg ten years ago, when the bou!
vard system was installed, and it h
been perfectly successful. The latt
development in Victoria is to convc
the boulevards into running tracks
the young athletes of the city, a it;
hardly contemplated when the 01
lay was sanctioned.
*   *   *
I want to call the attention of t
Streets Committee to the condition
affairs, which will undoubtedly res
(Continued on Page S) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY ia, 1910
Miss Stevenson from Nanaimo is
the guest of Mrs. McB. Smith, Esquimalt Road.
* *   *
Mr. H. F. Bullen was a visitor to
Vancouver during the week.
* *   *
Mr. Simms, from Moose Jaw, paid
a short visit to the city, and while
here was registered at the Empress
* *   *
Captain Gaudin was a week-end
visitor to Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. R. F. Green has returned to
Victoria after a visit of some weeks
to Ottawa.
* *   *
Dr. Lamb went over to Vancouver
last   Saturday   evening.
* *   *
Miss Hiscocks is staying with
friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. R. E. Gosnell is visiting in
,>.v'*M* r. *
Maud Powell
Mr. De Pass from Edmonton
guest in the city.
* *   *
Miss ___,. Bailey is visiting friends
in Vancouver.
* #   *
Mr. James Jeffreys from Vancouver spent a few days of last week
in the city.,,
Miss Dorothy Williams came down
from Duncans to attend the Union
Club ball.
* *   *
Some of the people,, who came over
from Vancouver to attend the Club
ball were:—Mrs. Beethuni, Miss McPherson, Mrs. Sperling, Mr. and Mrs.
Carew Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Green, Miss Jukes, Miss Betty Jukes,
Miss Leighton, Mr. B. Parker, and Mr.
and Mrs. George Bushby, also Mr.
and Mrs. Vanlnnis.
* *   *
Dr. Maguire, who has been spending a few days in the city,  has  re-
urned to his home in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. A. English is a recent arrival
in the city from the Old Country.
* *   *
Mrs. Schwengers of this city *s
visiting friends  in Vancouver.
* *   >.
Mr. Ley, from Nelson, is visiting
lis relatives in this city.
* *   *
Last Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. T. S.
_iorc and Mrs. Bernard Heisterman
vere hostess of a smart bridge party
(iven at the Empress Hotel. Thc
rst prize was won by Mrs. Hind,
nd the second by Mrs. H. Car-
nichacl. Some of those present were:
Mrs. C. E. Pooley, Mrs. Bodwell,
Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Cecil
Roberts, Mrs. James Gaudin, Mrs.
Hind, Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. Carmichael,
Mrs. Little, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Victor Elliot, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. Fagan,
Mrs. Tye,. Mrs. A. McCallum, Mrs.
H. Bevan, Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. G.
Courtney, Mrs. S. Robertson, Mrs.
Spratt, Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Herman
Robertson, Mrs. C. Gibson, Mrs.
Flumerfelt, Mrs. C. Rhodes, Mrs. W.
S. Gore, Mrs. Rismuller, Mrs. Crowe
Baker, Mrs. Audain, Mrs. Hope, Mrs.
C. Wilson, Miss Fell, Miss Little.
Miss Tuck, Miss Eberts, Miss Blackwood, Misses Pooley, Miss Dupont,
Misses Pitts, Mrs. Fleet Robertson,
Mrs. H. Lawson, Mrs. H. Gillespie,
Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. C. Todd, Mrs.
Swinerton, Mrs. H. Robertson, Mrs.
Nares, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Irving and
Miss Irving, Mrs. J. Irving and Misses
Last Monday evening Miss Pooley,
Lampson street, entertained at a
small party given in honour of Mr.
McDugald, who is the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Pooley. The evening
was spent in dancing and other
amusements. Some of those present
were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pooley,
Miss Monteith, Miss Eberts, Miss
Lorna Eberts, Miss Mason, Miss
Doris Mason, Miss McDowell, Miss
Bell, Miss Alice Bell, Miss Bryden,
and the Messrs. Roger Monteith, J.
Arbuckle, Captain McDonald, Major
Bennett, J. Musgrave, Jack Cambie,
Villiers, McDugald, and Clarence
* *   *
Mrs. Andrew Gray is visiting
friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. McBride is making a short
stay in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. C. W. Peck, from Prince Rupert, is a guest at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Cuppage have taken
up their residence at the Vernon.
Mr. W. E, Norris, from Vancouver,
spent a few days of the week in the
city on business.
* *   *
Miss Leighton of Vancouver was
the guest of Mrs. Cuppage for a few
days to be present at the Union Club
The ball given on Friday, the 4th,
by the members of the Union Club
proved to be a most successful and
brilliant affair between five and six
hundred people being present. Mr.
J. Mara, president of the Club, received the guests, assisted by his
daughter, Miss Mara. The billiard
room was utilized for refreshments,
the tables being most artistically arranged with shallow tanks filled with
goldfish and clusters of daffodils in
each comer. In the centre of each
tank grew a graceful fern surrounded by asparagus fern and flowers, the
whole making a most original and
artistic picture. Long garlands and
ropes of ivy wcre strung over the
tables, forming a canopy. The ballroom which could not bc excelled,
was very cleverly decorated, the walls
and the ceiling being closed in entirely with long strips of bunting of
pink and white, being placed alternately. Miss Thain's orchestra was
in attendance and provided a very
satisfactory and delightful programme. Thc suppers which consisted of four were served in the
dining room upstairs. The decorations here consisted of pink carnations and asparagus fern. Some of
those present were: Mrs. Richard McBride  in   heliotrope  satin  with   lace
Plated Ware
Celebrated for over half a century in Great Britain as the
best wear-resisting Plate extant.
Well represented here in our
fine stock.
All the newest designs priced
at as low a figure as possible.
The Jeweler
915 Government Street
Tel 1606
Monday, Feb. 14
Arthur C. Aiston offers
As The Sun
Went Down
A new Comedy Drama of the Northwest, with
And   the   original   New   York   Cast,
including Edwin Walter
A magnificent scenic production.
Prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00.
Tuesday, Feb. IS
H. Godfrey Turner Presents
Maud Powell
One   of  the   Musical   events   of  the
Accompanied by
Waldemar Liachowsky, Pianist
Seats on sale Saturday, Feb.  12.
Special prices—75c, $1.00, $1.50.
trimmings, Mrs. Col. Prior in white
satin, Mrs. E. V. Bodwell in pale
mauve satin with an overskirt of
chiffon in thc same tone, Mrs. H. M.
Robertson in pale blue satin, Mrs.
H. Pooley in black satin gown with
an overskirt of chiffon, Mrs. Beethuni (Vancouver) in pale grey satin,
Mrs. Fagan in a very pretty gown of
pale pink satin, Miss Marion Duns-
niuir wore a very smart white satin
gown princess style with an overdress of black and silver, Miss Mason in blue satin with pearl trimmings, Miss Lorna Eberts wore a
chic gown of peach-coloured satin,
Mrs. Warner in white satin, Princess
style, Mrs. Geo. Bushlcy (Vancouver)
in white satin draped with real lace,
Mrs, Herrick McGregor in heliotrope
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A visit to our amusement house will prove that we have the best
in Moving Pictures and Illustrated Songs.
Daily from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., and 7 until 11 p.m.
Saturday performances commence at 1 p.m. sharp.
Complete change every Monday, Wednesday and  Friday.
ADMISSION—Ten Cents; Children at Matinee, Five Cents.
The strides made in the improvement of Moving Pictures are
nothing more than marvellous.
They are not only interesting to look at but instructive and
impressive and oftentimes portray a lesson worth learning.
Complete  change  of programme  on  Mondays,  Wednesdays
and Fridays.
Continuous performance:  2.00 to .30—7.00 to 10.30 p.m.
Children's Matinees: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday—Five Cents.
Admission - Ten Cents
Yates Street, Just Below Qovernment
where you can see the latest and best Motion Pictures
money and skill can produce. Illustrated songs. Continuous performance daily from 2 to 5.30—7 to 11.
Admission—10 cents;   Children to Matinee, 5 cents.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Week of Feb. 14
New Grand
Week of Feb. 14
Assisted by Ethclyn Palmer &
Co., presenting thc Mimetic
In a Scries  of Startling Feats
"Thc Children's Delight"
Scotland's Premier Ventriloquial
Artist, and McPherson "The
Komik  Skot"
Thc Famous Dialectician
Of "Chris, and Lena" Fame
"The Men of the Northern
Words hy W. J. Dowler
Music hy Geo. Werner
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
1208   Government St.,  Victoria, B.C.
East and West
Everyone is familiar with the exhortation, "Young man, go West." I
would supplement it with, "Young
man, go East." Not for the purpose
of settling, but to compare notes, and
to come back enamoured more than
ever with the great Western world,
which is unfolded about us.
I would like to contrast conditions
all across the continent with what
they first appeared t'o me twelve years
ago, when I made my initial trip
from thc Atlantic to the Pacific. It
is little more than a decade, yet in
that time the population of the Dominion has increased fifty per cent.,
and all the country West of Winnipeg has been metamorphosed. There
are scores of towns with populations
ranging from 1,000 to 3,000, where at
that time there was nothing but a
shack or two on the unbroken prairie
Cities like Brandon, Portage la
Prairie, Regina, Moose Jaw, Medicine
Hat and Calgary have developed from
country towns into busy, populous
commercial cities, containing street
after street of brick and stone blocks.
The trifling evidences of unciviliza-
tion have passed, and the arrival of
the train is no longer greeted with
rows of unemotional Indians, peddling mocassins and buffalo horns. A
striking feature of the trip is the
long chain of elevators which dot the
prairie, mute testimony to the phenomenal increase in grain production.
West of the Great Lakes the surprise of the trip is found in Winnipeg, which in 1897 was a city of less
than 40,000 members, and today
claims 125,000. Some idea of the
growth of Winnipeg may be gathered
from the building statistics, which
show permits aggregating $7,000,000
in January. The city is building up
on fine lines; Portage Avenue is robbing Main Street of its pre-eminence
as a shopping centre, just as Douglas and Yates Streets are challenging Government Street in Victoria.
Portage Avenue now boasts of half a
mile of unbroken stores and offices,
and is continually reaching out towards Fort Armstrong. The most
conspicuous building in Winnipeg today is the magnificent department
store of T. Eaton & Co., which is always crowded, and which is in every
respect equal to the pioneer store in
Toronto. I learned with great pleasure that this enterprising company
has decided to come to Victoria as
soon as a suitable site can be acquired.
Whatever may be said about some
features of the Eaton business, it cannot be denied that the firm has made
a very important contribution towards
solving thc problem of reducing thc
cost of living.
While Winnipeg is not having a
real estate boom just now, there is a
constant inter-change of properties at
good prices, although I was not able
to learn that the foot frontage had in
any instance reached the highest
figures registered in recent Victoria
transactions; and I know of one millionaire, who is investing his money
in Winnipeg, in preference to Victoria, for this very reason. I also
know that several Winnipeg firms arc
doing a considerable business at the
Coast through their local agents, in
Winnipeg property.
Travelling further East, the growth
of Fort William is very remarkable.
Instead of a long straggling village,
for it was little else twelve years ago,
it is now a large, compact, commercial city, with goocl strc ..s, large
buildings and a population of more
than 20,000. This is due to thc rapid
development in grain shipment, to thc
conjunction of the C.P.R., the C.N.R.
and the G.T.P. at this point, and to
the establishment of local manufacturing industries, which is going on
apace. Fort William has just started
to become a second Winnipeg, and
second only to Winnipeg, of Prairie
Thc long, bleak rocky stretch along
the Great Lakes still continues unbroken, thc only relief being a few
scattered fishing hamlets. Interest
now shifts to the large Eastern cities,
which I found remarkably active and
prosperous, but as profoundly ignorant of the West as they were twelve
years ago. Toronto»*a*nd Montreal are
developing at a rate which is only
exceeded by Winnipeg and Vancouver, and everywhere I noticed an air
of cheerfulness, betokening prosperity. The talk was of big enterprises
municipal ownership and Government
control. Yonge Street, Toronto, is so
congested with traffic that between
five and seven o'clock the tram cars
literally block the street, and are
themselves packed almost to suffocation. A movement is on foot for
a "tube" from the North to the South
of the City. Just fancy Toronto needing its "tube" with a population of
300,000, while London managed to get
along until it had nearly six millions.
There was a general complaint,
both in Montreal and Toronto, of
the high cost of living, which, by
common consent, has doubled in the
last ten years. The outcome is seen
in the rapid multiplication of apartment houses, and the slow, but sure,
abandonment of the home. This is
the real problem of the future, and it
is forcing itself more and more upon
public attention.
Major Stephens is taking hold of
Montreal Harbour in splendid shape,
and there are predictions that by the
time his programme is completed it
will have no rival on the continent.
Montreal is awakening from its long
civic sleep. It has made a clean
sweep of the "grafters" and "bood-
lers," and has installed a reform
Council, a reform Mayor and a Board
of Controllers. The motto which the
citizens have now adopted is "Watch
Montreal Grow."
I saw nothing in the East to make
ine discontented with the West, although if was a surprise to learn that
Vancouver was the Mecca of the Pacific Coast, and there was nothing beyond. I invited all and sundry to
pay a visit to the "village" of Victoria, and my invitation was received
with incredulity when I added that
visitors would find in "The Empress"
thc finest hotel on the Continent.
But I still adhere to this opinion in
spite of the much vaunted "King Edward" of Toronto, which is little more
than a spurious "Waldorf-Astoria."
The New Licensing Act
(By The Editor)
Thc attitude of the temperance
people, or at any rate of those who
arc supporting Local Option, is not
easy to understand. The proceedings at thc Local Option meeting on
Thursday were characterized by a degree of inconsistency which bodes ill
The merchants of this good burg of ours
fl ave plenty of enterprise.
0 f business=getting they have powers
Jyl asterly, keen and wise.
A number of them are millionaires,
O ome own their hundreds few,
R unning with wisdom their affairs==
Courteous, straightforward and true.
U sers of Printing these merchants are==
O ome get it locally, some from afar.
A 11 they who have it done right here at hand
Confess that Cusack's the best in the land.
/knowledge like this— What's that ? Go slow!
But, anyhow, Telephone Two=Two=Oh!
for the ultimate success of the cause.
During the recent electoral campaign
Dr. Spencer was allowed to take the
platform at all Conservative meetings
and speak on the subject of Local
Option. On almost every such occasion he commended Premier McBride for the fair show he was giving the cause, and declared that if
those who favoured the proposed
change would only do their duty and
come to the polls Local Option
would carry.
Whether his supporters did their
duty or not may be a matter of
opinion, but in any event Local Option did not carry, and now Dr. Spencer and his friends turn round and
complain that they did not get a fair
show, that the plebiscite itself was a
wrong principle and that the majority
insisted upon by the Premier was also
unfair. All of which goes to show
that when one is dealing with fanatics,  consistency  goes to the winds.
It appears to The Week that the
Government has gauged the situation,
and has appraised the true significance of the vote with far greater accuracy than Dr. Spencer and his committee. The vote, while insufficient to
justify drastic legislation on new lines
was of such proportions as to indicate a growth in temperance sentiment, and the excellent measure
which thc Attorney-General has introduced may bc regarded as the logical
and reasonable outcome of the temperance vote.
Thc Government evidently considers that it has received from thc
electorate   a   mandate   to  administer
the existing law with greater stringency, and to strengthen it at certain
points where it obviously lagged behind public conviction.
The main principles involved in the
new Act are rigid enforcement, closer
supervision, heavier penalties for infraction, increased authority for the
police department, increased protection for the habitual inebriate, additional precautions against adulteration, and a higher license fee aimed
at the exclusion of undesirable licensees.
All these provisions are excellent
and will do mo;e to promote the
cause of temperance reform than all
the prohibitive legislation ii_ the
world. Instead of blaming the Government for not bringing in a Local
Option measure in the face of the
decision of the electorate, the League
should give them credit for introducing the most drastic Licensing Reform Bill of modern times, and should
hail it as an invaluable contribution
to the advancement of moral reform.
The proposal of the Local Option
League to influence the Federal Government to bring British Columbia
under the provisions of the Scott
Act is one which says little for the
intelligence of those who brought it
forward. Four years' experience of
its operation in Nova Scotia, and the
expenditure of many thousands of
dollars in the attempt to enforce the
Act convinced the writer that if anything could bc worse than Prohibition it is the Scott Act. It is impossible of enforcement, it throws the
trade into the hands of the most de
graded class of men, and removes all
the.  restrictions    under   which    thc '
liquor business is legally carried on.
Anyone who has lived in Nova '
Scotia and who will give an unbiased j
opinion will admit that it was thej
worst kind of a failure, and that it J
would stand even less chance of sue- ]
cess in a province like British'
A cry is being raised in England at I
the present moment by the Radical
wing,  which  is  destined  to  become
historical.   It is: "Trust your leaders."
The genuine reformer, not the paid I
professional    agitator    for   fanatical
legislation, may well make the same]
appeal to the people of British Columbia,   and   the   Bill   introduced by J
the   Attorney-General   furnishes   thej
strongest justification for such an ap-j
Taking No Chances
"Yes," admitted the old bachelor!
"there was a woman I once thought I
a great deal of, but I was afraid tol
ask her hand in marriage."
"Afraid she'd say 'No'?" queried thej
young widow.
"On the contrary," answered the
o.; b. "I was afraid she would say
No Chance
"Can't you people make up youj
"Well, Judge, my wife believes ii|
Cook and I believe in Peary."
"The divorce is granted."
Arthur—They say, dear, that peopll
who live together get to look alikJ
Kate—Then you must consider m|
refusal as final. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1910
Wilton Squares
The new Carpets for the Spring
trade have been "piling" in during
the last week or so. Chief among
these latest arrivals are thc Squares,
and the outstanding feature of the
Squares is thc handsome showing of
We know there is no other such
showing of Wilton Squares in thc
Province, and we doubt if in Canada
there is a better assortment than you
have offered you right here. Wc
are positive there is nothing better
in quality—for it isn't made anywhere.
The very latest of these Wilton
Squares to arrive is a shipment of
medium-priced squares of splendid
quality, the sizes and prices of which
we list below. These are very attractive in appearance. Oriental designs predominate, but some very
attractive squares in the new art designs are shown, and also some very
pretty floral effects in two-tone
Pleased to show you these at any
Size 4 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. Each
$18.00 and   $16.00
Size 6 ft. 9 in. x 9 ft., each $25.00
Size 9 ft. x 9 ft., each $32.00
Size 9 ft. x 10 ft. 6 in., each $35.00
Size 9 ft. x 12 ft., at,  each $45
and    $40.00
Size 11 ft. 3 in. x 12 ft., at $52.50
Size 11 ft. 3 in. x 13 ft. 6 in., at
$67.50 and   $60.00
Size 11 ft. 3 in. x 15 ft, at $67.50
Your Furniture Should be Built for Service
Not Just for Show
Of course you want your furniture to be of attractive appearance. But you want it to be more
than attractive—you want it built for service. It's easy to cover poor work and poor materials with
stylish design and "high" finish, and there is a big quantity of this sort of furniture made and sold.
We combine both quality and style here—giving you the utmost of both and for a pair price. Wc
don't scour the markets for "sale" furniture, but rather go to the best factories and get their best
products. We buy largely to meet a big wholesale as well as retail demand, and thus secure favorable
pricings. Result is we offer the best furniture values in thc icty—and offer them the year round,
every day. People who wish to save take the trouble to compare values, and the result is a
steadily increasing business for us.   Just try the Weiler store.
Our Carpets Please in Style, Price and
Wearing Qualities
Carpet quality is woven in—doesn't always show on the surface. It's the woo! and quality of
the wool, the brilliancy and fastness of the colors, coupled with the manufacturing knowledge and
experience of years that go to make carpet  quality.
Cheap, trashy carpets look the part—at first. The safe plan is to buy from a reliable house—
to buy guaranteed carpets. We sell only carpets we can fully guarantee, and their artistic merit and
excellent  value  havc  built  us  a  tremendous  carpet business.
Squares and Rugs are very popular now, especially with those who live in rented houses. When
you move you haven't a lot of trouble in having the carpets altered—simply lay the square, simple
and easy. Our stock of squares and rugs is a large one—hundreds arc shown. We have built a
modern rug display rack and several hundred rugs are now shown in this manner. Takes but a
few minutes to show you the whole lot.   Give us an opportunity to do so.
We can give you expert service in the making and laying of these carpets. Our workmen arc
skilled men, long experienced in this work. Any orders entrusted to their care will be promptly and
satisfactorily executed.
If you have any carpets you wish altered—wish to make some changes in your present floor
coverings—we are prepared to do this work for you in a satisfactory manner. Come in and discuss
the matte'r with us.   We clean carpets.
Smyrna and
Wilton Rugs
A great assortment of Mmyrna and
Wilton Rugs have just come to hand
—hundreds of them, in many sizes
and a wealth of pretty patterns. We
have au unexcelled collection now,
offering you a broad choice in pattern, color and size. Some are
fringed, some plain. Specially desirable for hearth, hall or bedroom.
Drop in and see some of these.
With Fringed Ends
Size 18x33 inches.    Each $2.50
Size 27x54 inches.   Each $4.50
Size 36x72 inches.    Each $7.50
Size 18x33 inches, at $1.75 $1.25
Size 26x54 inches, at $3.00
Size 30x63 inches, at $4.50 $3.75
Size 36x72 inches, at $6.00 $5.00
Size 3x9 feet.   Each $10.00
Size 3x10 feet 6 inches $12.00
Size 3x12 feet.   Each $14.00
Size 3x15 feet.   Each $18.00
Carpet Prices
Ingrain Carpets, per yd 60c
Tapestry Carpets, per yd 75c
Brussels Carpets, per yd 85c
Velvet  Carpets,   per   yd $1.50
Wilton Carpets, per yd $1.90
Axminster Carpets, per yd $1.90
Above prices are for carpets made
and laid by skilled workmen.
SINCE 1862
Complete Home Furnirhers
Victoria, B.C.
SINCE 1862
No Use for the "Lightweights"
Estha Williams, who appears at
the Victoria Theatre Monday, February 14, as leading woman in "As
the Sun Went Down," has little patience with what she terms the "lightweights," who are ever seeking a
chance to go on the stage, attracted
more by the sparkle of the footlights
and what it stands for than by an
honest desire to master the dramatic
art just for the love of thc doing.
"Every actress who has attained
any place in the profession is constantly receiving letters from girls
who want to go on the stage," said
Miss Williams. "They ask as many
questions as a two-year-old child at
a circus, but this one is always sure
to crop out after no end of foolish
queries about salaries, dinners, etc.
'Do you think I could be successful?'
"My answer is always emphatically, 'No'—that is, to the questions
asked in person, for I stopped answering the other kind long ago.
"It seems a little hard to dash
their cherished hopes, but it is the
kindest thing in the end, and the girls
who ask these questions very rarely
would have any chance of making
good. They lack self-reliance among
other things. If they had it they
would answer these questions themselves and not be running to other
people. Instead she would be trying
to train herself for her chance when
it conies, or rather to train herself
without thought of the reward, for thc
true actor loves his work for its own
self, and would study dramatic expression if alone on a desert island.
"My advice to the stage-struck is:
'Don't try to be an actress if you can
help it. If it just bubbles out in
spite of yourself and you can't keep
off the stage because you love the
work for itself, you may havc some
Maud Powell Captivates
I Maud Powell, of thc
exquisite bowing, tlle
mistress of violin melody, captivated a Great
Falls audience at the
the Grand. Not a representative musical
I    audience,   however,   as
far as numbers are concerned, for the
house was not so large as is generally the case when there is an attraction of such importance as Powell's
Maud Powell's performance is sucl;
that to speak of her work technically is no task for the average critic.
All one can say in an effort to express
the perfect delight they feel under the
spell of her playing, is that they are
led to forget the world, and themselves. One is deported to the north-
lands in her Grieg renditions, where
they live among ice-capped hills, and
hear the rush of the fierce wind, and
feel the breath of a cold sea.
So much might be said of her
Mendelssohn concerto, and the musicianship in her handling of the difficult composition in symphonic form
with three movements. Its qualities
were brought out to perfection and
thc performer's skill was a thing to
marvel at.
The violinist is especially captivating in parts where the dainty woman's touch is valuable. Her performance of the "Play of Waves,"
was charming. This composition
was written by Edward Grasse, a
young American composer, who is
blind. He accomplished thc "Play of
Waves," a character piece, during ,1
sojourn at the seashore.
With Powell is a young Polish
pianist, Waldcmar Liachowsky, who
is an adept soloist as well as a master accompanist. His numbers found
ready response and sympathy from
piano lovers in thc audience.
New Grand Theatre
Carlyle Moore and the Ethclyn
Palmer Company are coming to the
New Grand on Monday and all next
week to appear in the mimetic comedy, "Disillusioned,'' which is regarded as  the cleverest  comedy  Sullivan
and Considine havc ever sent along
the circuit. Three people are in the
company and Miss Palmer as the
wife of a banker with a passion for
the stage is the central figure around
which the story is woven.
Peter F. Baker of "Chris and
Lena" fame conies to the Grand next
week in more dialect stories, and this
will be another big hit on the bill if
the advance reports prove correct.
The actor is too well known to need
comment and will do his full share to
entertain here next week.
Les Theodore, being a man and a
woman, arc exceptional gymnasts
witha clean-cut and graceful act in
which muscular endurance will play
a large and interesting part. The
man will be seen working on flying
rings and trapeze. The apparatus
used by the man is held in thc woman's teeth while hanging from a bar
in the air.
A Scotch ventriloquist. Alf. Rippon,
will bring a show to appeal particularly to children. He opens his turn
with a song and then proceeded with
thc amusing and never old ventriloquism. Wellington J. Dowlcr's song,
"The Men of thc Northern Zone"
music by George Werner will bc sung
by Thomas J. Price and the interesting moving pictures arc coming as
Few of the habitues of thc New
Grand appear to appreciate the orchestra which plays there nightly.
This was notably the case last Monday. And yet thc orchestra is an excellent one and thc piece in question
on thc night mentioned was a particularly pretty one, and was also, particularly well played. Prof. Nagel is
an excellent conductor and a fine
pianist; he is ably supported by Sig-
nnr Claudio (violin), Mr. North (cor-
(Contlnuod on  Thko 8) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1910
It's a Pleasure to Cook, if
You Cook by Gas
Gas is sure!   Gas is safe!   Gas is economical!   AYliat more could you ask in a stove?   If you have been grumbling and struggling with a coal range all
your life, now is the time to make a change for the better.    A Gas Range will prove more efficient than a coal range and requires less fuel and less care.
The absolute safety, the comfort and cleanliness of
gas are enough to recommend it, even without the
ever important fact that it is more economical than
any other kind of fuel. The expense of a Gas Range
ceases the moment you turn off the gas. It will
broil far better' than any coal range and bake
infinitely better, because the heat can be regulated
easily and certainly.
A Gas heating apparatus is also most desirable
because it can be brought into service in a second
without work of any kind. It will not only give the
required warmth to a room or hallway, but it will do
this without work of fire-building. No kindling to
chop, no coal or ashes to cany, no fear of fires from
over-heated flues for those sensible people who cook
and heat Avith Gas.
You are most cordially welcome to visit our showrooms whether you desire to purchase or merely to look.    We will gladly explain the many advantages
of gas for cooking and heating purposes.
The Victoria Gas Co., Ltd
Comer Fort and Langley Streets
Victoria, B. C.
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satin with lace trimmings, Mrs. Sperling (Vancouver) in white satin princess gown trimmed with gold, Mrs.
Sclater in pale gold satin with an
overdress of chiffon with handsome
panels embroidered in gold and sequins, Miss V. Pooley in pink satin,
Miss A. Bell in white satin, Miss
Rome in com coloured satin, Miss
Little in pink satin, Miss Day in a
very pretty dress of white satin, Miss
Heyland in black, Mrs. Granville Cuppage in pale blue satin and white
lace, Mrs. Peter Lampman in pink
satin, Mrs. Carew Gibson (Vancouver) in black, Msr. Ray Green (Vancouver) in white silk sheath gown.
Mrs. A. S. Gore in tomato-coloured
silk with gold trimmings, Miss B.
Monteith in pale blue, Miss Johnson
in pale green net with silver trimmings, Mrs. R. Barclay (Westholme)
in black, Miss K. Dunsmuir in white
satin, Miss B. Gaudin in white satin,
Mrs. B. Gaudin in white satin, Mrs.
Vanlnnes (Vancouver) n cerise satin, Mrs. S. Maclure in handsome
black spangled gown, Miss Green in
white satin, Miss Newcombe in a
gown of black, Miss Veva Blackwood
in a dainty white satin dress, Miss
Mara in pink satin, Miss Spencer in
black, Mrs. Beauchamp Tye in pale
pink with trimmings of cream coloured lace, Mrs. Victor Elliot in pale
pink satin, Miss Lawson in pink satin and chiffon, Miss T. Blakemore in
handsome black gown, Miss Jones in
a white lace gown, Miss Elcanorc
Hannington in pale blue net, Miss
Bryden, Mrs. O'Reilly, Miss Irving
in white satin, Miss Davie, Mrs. Muskett in white,  Miss Combe, and the
• Messrs. James Lawson, Captain Par-
| ry and officers of Egeria, Dr. Taylor, Mr. C. Holmes, R. G. Monteith,
A. Lowry, T. James, John Arbuckle,
R. Wilmot, A. S. Gore, Villiers, McDugald, Coeburn, May, Bennett, Captain McDonald, D. Gillespie, and R.
Gillespie, D. Martin, O. Martin, Mat-
teson, G. Johnston, J. Cambie, J.
Mason, Young, C. and A. Pitts, H. C.
Hylland Barnes, Yates, G. Goddard,
A. T. Goward, Mr. DePass, Mr.
Hughes, Ley, Wallace, W. Fisher,
English, Bruce Irving, H. Pooley,
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pooley, H. McCallum and Miss McCallum in pale
blue, A. H. Potts, J, Grey, E. P.
Colley, E. Brown, B. Parker (Vancouver), Misses Jukes (Vancouver),
Beauchamp Tye, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Cuppage, Bromley, J. Meredith, H.
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Roberts,
Mr. P. Campbell and many others.
On Monday last Mrs. Alister Robertson was hostess of a very charming tea.   Mrs. Robertson received her
guests in a very handsome pale green
gown.     Those   present  were:   Mrs. I
Gresley in blue, Mrs. Bodwell, Mrs. i
Little,   Mrs.   R.   Jomes,   Mrs.   A.   S. |
Gore, Mrs. Helmcken, Mrs. C. Rob- j
erts,   Mrs.   R.   Wilby,   Mrs.   Gaudin,
Mrs.  Reed, Mrs. Uudc, Mrs. Spratt,
Mrs.  S. Robertson,  Mrs. H. Pooley.
Mrs.    Eberts,    Miss    Eberts,    Miss
Helmcken,  Miss  Phipps, Miss Ethel
Brown, Miss  Dupont, Mrs. H. Robertson, Mrs. Swinerton, Mrs. Arthur
McCallum,    Mrs.    G.  F.   Matthews,
Mrs. Rismiller, Misses Lawson, Mrs.
B. Heisterman, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Brett,
Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs.
Jacobs, Mrs. H. Gillespie, Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Crowe Baker.
Acquiring Wisdom
"What kind of a plant is this?"
queried the fair summer boarder.
"It's a tobacco plant just beginning to blossom," explained the farmer.
"Indeed!" exclaimed the f. s. b.
"And how long will it be before the
cigars are ripe?"
A Royal Geyser
"And now," said the teacher, "we
come to Germany, that important
country governed by a kaiser. Tommy
Jones, what is a kaiser?"
"Please, ma'am, a kaiser is a
stream of hot water springin' up an'
disturbin' the heart."
of License   No.    29;    thence    south 80
chains;   thence  west  80  chains;  thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post* planted about
four miles south and five miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and two miles east of License
No. 45; thence south 80 ehains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to poitn of commencement; containing 640 acres more
or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
Jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
Deadly Subject
Jack—"But I thought she was much
smitten with that handsome young
palmist. He was always talking
about thc lines in her hands."
Katharine—"Yes, but one day he
happened to mention the lines in her
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles east of the outlet of the
Yakoun River. Graham Island, and one
mile east of License No. 29; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thenee south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles east of the outlet of the
Yakoun River, Graham Island and east
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles east of the outlet of the
Yakoun River, Graham Island, and one
mile east of License No. 29; thence 80
chains south; thence, east 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
five miles east of the Yakoun River,
Graham Island, and two miles east of
the License No. 29, thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 aeres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 16 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and one mile east of License
No. 36; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 0 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and five miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and two miles east of License
No. 36; thence north 80 chains; thenco
east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
Dated 13th January, 1910,
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and east of License No. 36;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 80
chatns; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement, containing    640    acres,    more or
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and east of License No. 37;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Ag-ent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and one mile east of License No.
37; thence south 80 chains; thence east
80 chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west SO chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles south and five miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and two miles east of License
No. 37; thence south 80 chatns; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 60 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F.  B. Allard.  of
Prince   Rupert,   occupation   Millwright,
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and east of License No. 44;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 ehains; thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY ia, 1910
The Touch of An Artist
 The Responsive Chord	
By F. G. Ziegler
A lingering air of gentility, faint
but still perceptible, was all that saved
him from summary ejection. The
fault was not in his shabby and antiquated clothing; proprietor and
habitues of "The White Rat" were
as tolerant of sartorical heresies as
they were of religious eccentricities.
The proprietor, indeed, prided himself more upon the bohcmianism of
his cafe than upon any other of its
characteristics and was none too nice
about the cleanliness of the table
linen. As for the habitues, they were
accustomed to queer customers, being
mostly artists and newspaper men
who used "The White Rat" as a mental clearing house where lies could
be swapped comfortably over a midnight lunch following a hard day's
But the line must be drawn somewhere and this visitor had outstayed
his welcome. Fleeing from the storm
he had drifted in on the skirts of the
rain and for an hour had been sitting over a single glass of beer at the
table in the corner, a depressingly
damp bundle of humanity, strongly
suggestive of gin and stale tobacco
Now an ability for making a single
glass of beer last a phenomenally
long time is an accomplishment not
likely to be appreciated by the management of any cafe, even as bohemian a one as "The White Rat";
nor was the particular interest the
visitor had shown in crackers, ketchup and horse-radish immediately
upon his advent a trait which any
self-respecting restaurateur could regard with  equanimity.
The raid upon the comestibles, however, had been checked in its incipien-
cy by Luigi's prompt removal of
them to a place safe from such an
Thus was one danger averted, but
Luigi's patience was dangerously near
its bound. The steady downpour of
rain accounted for the absence of
many of his usual patrons and the
unprofitable presence of this humid
individual who bought nothing, but
monopolized thc comic weeklies, irritated him more and more.
In the vain hope of procuring another order he interpreted a slight
change of attitude on the stranger's
part as a summons and was at the
corner table in an instant. "Had
monsieur called?"
"No monsieur had not called, but
he would be much obliged for a glass
of water.
The acerbity with which the habitually suave Luigi acceded to this request would have been a revelation
to his usual customers, but did not
seem to disturb the recipient in the
"Has Doctor Howard Tyler been
in here this evening?" Thus the unwelcome guest.
"No, he hasn't!" Luigi's tone was
almost an insult.
"Nor Charlie Westminster of the
Literary Review?"
"But I saw him come in here this
afternoon with a blond gentleman!"
"Yes, with Mr. Cartright, the poet.
Here comes Mr. Cartright now."
Luigi never could resist an opportunity of exploiting the presence of
any notables at "The White Rat.'
The author of "Arabian Love Sonnets" took a seat at a neighbouring
table and Luigi hurried away to receive his order for a Spanish omelette and a bottle of ale.
"Pardon me," said the shabby individual, diffidently approaching the
poet and exhibiting a delapidated
cheroot, "may I secure a match ircm
your table?"
Cartright nodded and became interested in an evening edition. One
match was not sufficient to light that
cheroot; in fact, so many were
kindled as burnt offerings to the Goddess Nicotine, that the owner of the
refractory tobacco found it necessary
to sit down at the litcrateur's table.
"The tobacco is wet—and no wonder!     Such    a    disagreeable    night
Worse than last night, don't you
No answer from the reader.
"Excuse me, isr, but have I not
the honour of addressing the celebrated author,  Adolph  Cartright?"
This time the poet laid aside his
newspaper and stared at his questioner, who, lifting his rusty hat, declaimed:
"In many poets of other days
I  have  found thoughts  that I  can
But  in  your  books  alone  I  find
The things which  always thrill my
"A little impromptu of my own,
sir.   I  hope you like  it?"
Cartright could not help laughing.
"You rate me too  high," he said.
"Oh, not at all, not at all," replied
the other, emboldened. "I have read
all your works and always found them
inspiring. You might not think it
from my clothes, but I am college
bred myself. 'Charlie Westminster
was a classmate of mine. You know
him, I believe. I know you were
with him this afternoon and I was
extremely anxious that he should be
here this evening to introduce me to
you. I have always hoped to meet
you. Yes, I know every line you have
published. In fact, I have translated
many of your verses into French,
Italian and German—free renderings,
of course, something after the manner of Father Prout. For example,
that poem of yours commencing, 'The
evening hangs its vesture on the
walls,' I have transcribed into a verse
" 'A la son de le violon
Qui  chant  la  mort  de  rautomne,'
etc., etc.
"I won't weary you with it now,
but it's not so bad, eh?"
"Quite on the order of Verlaine,"
remarked Cartright, dryly.
' "I'm glad you like it. A copy of
my book of poetic paraphrases has
been presented to each of our Universities. It has had some little sale.
At Rochester, the other day, I found
it in use at a private school as a
"Capital!" exclaimed Cartright.
"Speaking of Rochester," continued
the other with renewed assurance,
"recalls the fact that your first book
of verse was published there—am I
right?—thank you, I thought my memory served me. I was one of your
earliest admirers, Mr. Cartright.
When I read that little book in green
lambskin I said to myself, 'Here, at
last is a successor to Edgar Allan
Poe; here at last is an American
whose work is not a mere adumbration of the English writers.' 'Poeta
non fit,' Mr. Cartright, is a very
good saying. Two poets to a century are about the most that any
country can boast. Usually they are
born somewhat near together. At
present I know of but two in America. We will not speak of the one
who was born first; a great intellect,
sir, but ruled by a malevolent star.
His name is almost unknown. I,
who know it all toow ell, was born
in 1862, year of the war! A devilish
year! You were born in 1870, I believe—yes, I thought so! Your books
have been a revelation to me, sir.
What modernity of conceit! What
classic perception of form!—magnificent! They remind me somewhat of
Gabriel  D'Annunbio."
"You overwhelm me," said Cartright, struggling between amusement
ancl embarrassment, "but I don't
quite see thc resemblance between
my work ancl D'Annunzio's."
"Oh, there's a touch of thc Latin
in your sonnets. Some of your imagery, for instance, is a bit like Fo-
gazzaro—ever readF ogazzaro?—no?
Some of his shorter things arc amusing; his 'La Lira del Poeta,' for example. You ought to read that! But
perhaps, you care more for the ancient a   uthors.      You    must    have
studied Greek extensively. That ode
of yours on the Venus de Milo, for
instance, recalls an epigram "
"Great heavens, you have read a
lot!" interrupted Cartright.
"Oh,y es, I have studied deeply.
My father would have me educated
as a gentleman and I got my sheepskin from Yale. I was thirsty for
learning and passed night and day
over my books. How was I to know
that Joseph Barrington—my name,
sir—was to become the thing you see
him now." He pulled his chair nearer
to Cartright and lowered his voice to
a more confidential tone.
"Look what I have come to," he
continued. "I look like a tramp, don't
I—but I'm not. I'm only that helpless thing—an educated proletariat.
I am willingt o do anything, to fill
any miserable position. But nobody
wants to buy my literary products.
Only think, today I have eaten nothing. I'm half starved. I hate to ask,
but if you could spare a little something to one  of your admirers "
"I'm sorry, but I can't do anything," said Cartright, drawing back
his chair with a sudden feeling of repulsion.
"Only a trifle," begged Barrington.
"Fifty cents! A quarter! Even a
"How can you?" exclaimed Cartright. "I told you I could do nothing."
"Satis! Enough!" said Barrington,
receding into his chair as Luigi
brought in the omelette. "Good appetite," he added, as the poet attacked the food.
Cartright did not respond. An emotion of disgust with himself for having become interested in this stranger
with the stranger for having deceived
him, filled his mind. For a time
there was silence, then Barrington began again.
"You think that this repulse will
change my opinion of you? How mistaken you are. I shall always venerate your genius ancl be proud of
having met you in person."
A grunt was Cartright's only reply
to this overture.
"I ought not to have asked for
money, I admit," continued the
other, "but I should like to interest
you in a book I am getting out. It's
an anthology of poetic works, ancient
and modern, and will have comparisons showing the literary relationship of the different writers. Some
of it might not please you, however."
"What do you mean by that?" asked Cartright, surprised out of his taci-
"Well, you see, some of your ideas
are taken from other poets. Those
fine lines of yours which start, 'The
dying orb in celestial space,' for instance, are copied from a French "
"But that is not so!" broke in Cartright violently.
"Oh, yes, it is true." and Barrington waved his cheroot defiantly,
into the matter. Let me send you
some advance pages of my manuscript.    It  won't  cost you much."
Cartright had a struggle with himself. After all, the manuscript might
be interesting, he thought, as he paid
the waiter.
"Excuse me, sir, but shall I send
you the manuscript?" said Barrington insinuatingly.
"Oh, well, send it around if you
like. Here is a quarter and my address," and the poet laid visiting
card and coin upon the table.
Barrington looked at the money
"Why don't you take it?" asked
Cartright,  putting on his  gloves.
"I was just thinking what the postage will be," said Barrington thoughtfully. "Then there's the cost of typewriting and the paper. You want
good paper, don't you? Suppose you
make it fifty cents and havc it right."
Cartright put another quarter on tho
table. Hc was tired of the man's importunities and anxious to get rid of
him. With an elaborate bow Barrington collected the money and assured his customer that he would
send the matter in a few days.
After Cartright had departed
somewhat hurriedly, Barrington sat
thoughtfully silentf or a moment, and
then turned to the passing waiter.
"Wasn't it easy?" he remarked casually.
"What?" asked Luigi, startled.
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Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and four miles east
of the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham Island, and east of License No. 4B;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
"Nothing!" said Barrington. "Bring
me an oyster stew and a glass of
A Favourable Review
The following comment on Mr. F.
Phillips' book of verse, which was
favourably reviewed in The Week two
months ago, is taken from the London Times of December 24th, 1909:
"Verse from a Western Isle, by
F. Phillips, British Columbia. T. R.
Cusack.    2s.
"(A slim book of verse by a Colonial poet who has a line taste. He
sings simply and well of scenes of
nature, and there is a fine dignity
about his 'The Colonies to England')."
An Annual Luxury
An English boy went to visit his
two Scotch cousins during his summer vacation. His breakfast every
morning consisted of plain oatmeal,
and he got very tired of it. "Say,
Jack," hc said, "don't you ever have
milk with your porridge?"
Jack turnc dto his brother, "Eh,
Tom," he said, "the lad thinks its
No Peace For Him
Gunner—"Poor chap, there is always a mob howling for his scalp.'
Guycr—"Indeed! What docs he
Gunner—"Well, in a baseball season he's an umpire."
Guyer—"Oh, he's not so badly off.
He has peace in the winter."
Gunner—"No, in the winter hc is
complaint clerk in the gas office."
j The Working {
Man Comes  |
because he gets a good
square meal
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District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
five miles east of the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham Island, and two
mlles east of License No. 28, thence
north SO chains; thence enst SO chains:
thence south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 610 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January. 1910.
jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Tako Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles east of the outlet of the
Yakoun River and one mile east of
License No. 28, Graham Island, thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1010.
Mathew Yomans, Agent.
jan 15
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on tbe following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and four miles east of
the outlet of the Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and one mile east of License
No. 46; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 80 ehains; thence west SO chains;
thence north 80 ehains to point of eommeneement, containing CIO acres more
or less.
Dated 13th January. 1010.
Jan l.1) Mathew Yomans, Agent. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY ia, 1910
At the Street Corner
(Continued from Page 2)
in a serious accident, and will cause
the City to be mulcted in heavy damages, if it is not speedily remedied.
At the lower end of Rockland, between Cook Street and Linden
Avenue, boulevards havc been recently constructed. In setting down the
curbstone to the proper grade the
street has been left about three feet
above the grade, and there is a short,
precipious slope to the gutter. After dark, and there is no street lamp
anywhere near, it is impossible to see
this slope, and twice recently, hacks
have driven down it, with the wheel
in the gutter and have been within
an ace of being upset. This matter
was called attention to in the pages
of The Week, two months ago, but
nothing has been done. No doubt the
Council would think it a matter for
rejoicing if the Editor of The Week
met with an accident at ths point, but
lest this consideration should be influencing them to delay the grading of
thc street, T would respectfully inform
the Council that my editor never
rides in hacks, and that hc usually
reaches home in a condition which
enables him to keep to the sidewalk.
*   *   *
T am credibly informed that the
leading Chinese citizens of Victoria
have decided to incorporate a translation of Tennyson's "Crossing the
liar." in their funeral literature, to be
read only in connection with funeral
obsequies conducted at Ross Bay
Cemetery. Judging from conditions,
as I found them, on the occasion of
a visit to the cemetery this week, I
should say that thc Chinese elders
have shown excellent discrimination,
and a keen perception of future pos
The B. C. Mining Exchange
The January number of the B. C.
Mining Exchange is to hand, and as
usual, furnishes a conspicuous example of thc industry and energy of
its editor. Thc premier position is
accorded to an exhaustive article on
mining in British Columbia in 1909.
In this article the writer covers pretty nearly all thc ground, and deals
especially with new ventures, coal and
coke receiving special attention. As
might have been expected, the Northern part of the Province comes in
for considerable notice. The Editor
acknowledges his indebtedness to Mr.
E. E. Jacobs. There is an important
report of a meeting of the shareholders of the Tyee Copper Co., recently held in London at which the
manager, Mr. Trewartha James, delivered an address which should be
read by all who arc interested in the
development of Vancouver Island.
The value of thc number is increased
by an index, which renders reference
easy. If the B. C. Mining Exchange
continues to improve as it has done
recently, it is hound to exercise an
important influence in the mining
Before and After
Colonel Pctcrby met his coloured
gardener, Jim Webster, a short time
ago.   Jim had been recently married.
"How do you like matrimony, Jim?"
asked  Colonel  Pctcrby.
Jim shook his head dubiously.
"What's thc matter?"
"Yer scc, boss, before wc were
married, when I knocked at dt dorc
she used ter say: 'Am dat you, honeysuckle?'
"Now when I come home she bawls
out "Clean off dem boots before you
comes in dat dore, you black moke!"
Human hair is worth $30 gold a
pound, and some bald people would
give a thousand dollars an ounce for
a new crop of the real thing.
(Continued from Page 5)
net), and Mr. Wilson (drum and triangle). But the audiences of Victoria, which flock in crowds to the
New Grand, seem absolutely oblivious
to the fact that they are hearing really good music. "Dreamy Moments,"
by Hans Seifert, was one of the best
things I have heard for many years.
I happen to know that it had been in
rehearsal for two weeks. But did the
Victoria audience give it the appreciation which it deserved? The audience did not. They took it "for
granted." And that is just where a
Victoria audience always fallsd own
they don't hiss the bad shows, and
they don't applaud the good ones
And they ought to. There is too
much indifference in things theatrical
as there is in things practical. Prof.
Nagel and his assistants arc worthy
of all praise, but it is seldom that
they get it.
A good turn at the same theatre
this week has been the singing of
Miss Abbie Mitchell, who has a voice
of a quality which is not often heard
on the Music Hall stage. Mr. Levino
is an excellent cartoonist; I saw him
on the first night when he had not
had time to get acquainted with the
faces of many local men, but I intend
to see him again on Saturday, and if
he is as successful with prominent
people as he was with Fire Chief
Davis, I shall consider him a genius.
The Victoria Theatre Moving
The pictures shown here have been
of an excellent character, and were a
good proof of what my good friend
"Bohemian" said in his column a
week or so ago. They were instructive. The logging picture was a peculiarly good one. Of the amateurs
mention must be made of Mr. T. Sidney, whose "Grossmithian" performance was excellent. Mr. Sidney could
probably make a fortune if he adopted the stage as a profession, instead
of an interlude.
Pantages Theatre
At the above mentioned theatre the
big feature has been the turn contributed by Love & Love, As singers
and dancers they arc good, and they
have done much to keep up the name
which Pantages Theatre has always
enjoyed since the Company first established themselves in Victoria.
Gordon & Belmont are good acrobats, and should go far in their profession.
Moving Picture Houses
The various Moving Picture Houses
in town have all had something
worth seeing depicted on their canvasses. At Romano's "A Story of
Two Lives" has held many large
audiences entranced. The feature
story at the Majestic has been "The
Death Disc," and a good one it is.
By the time that this appears it will
have disappeared from the sheet. But,
when all is said and done, it is only
a sample of the good fare provided
by this popular house. "A Story of
Love and Devotion" has caught thc
attention of the many who have attended the Empress Theatre this
week. Amongst many good pictures,
this stands out prominently, probably
because it is a story of the West.
'I tried to pay the suffragettes a
compliment last night in my speech,
but it didn't seem to  be appreciated."
"What did you say?"
"I said that the suffragettes would
leave large footprints on the sands of
Maisic—Why is his mustache gray
while his hair is black?
Daisic—He exercises his mouth
more than his head.
When a girl begins to call a man
by his first name it generally indicates
that she has designs on his last.
Cold Storage
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Cold Storage and
Ice Company
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Expert attention given.
Consignments solicited
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Communications will be inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer or a nom de plume, but the
writer's name and address must be
given to the Editor as an evidence of
bona fides. In no case will lt be
divulged without consent.	
James Bay Academy,
Victoria, B.C., Feb. 9, 1910.
Board of School Trustees, City:
Gentlemen,—I believe that the city
should establish a School of Engineering for the benefit of its young men,
and for that reason request your
Board to initiate the project.
A great many young men have
come to me to get instructions in engineering subjects. They desire the
knowledge, not a degree. Most of
them are so situated that they can
never attend a University. All of
them are earnest and ambitious, and
most of them are capable of doing
first class work, given the opportunity. I know of at least thirty young
men who would take advantage of engineering classes established in the
city, and it is a safe assumption that
for each one that I know of, there
arc five that I have never heard of.
There is, in Hamilton, Ont., an Art
School, funds for beginning which
were obtained by voluntary contributions. It is organized as a body corporate under the laws of Ontario. It
is supported by small fees, supplemented by small Government and
Municipal grants. The governing
body is partly elected by its shareholders, and partly appointed by the
city. It finds a home in the Public
Library Building. Its day and evening classes are well attended, and
the school conducts classes in Mechanical drawing and other subjects
of thc Mechanical Engineering course.
These are well attended. This school
might be taken as a model for the
proposed one.
It would not require a very great
outlay of money to get the school
started. If work were begun by doing the preparatory work for thc B.
C.  L.  S.  examinations,  both  prelim-
Copies of Bills, Petitions, and notices
as published must be deposited with,
and all fees paid to, the Clerk of the
House, not later than 12th January,
Petitions for Bills will not be received by the House after 31st January,
Bills must be presented to the House
not later  than  10th February,  1910.
Reports from   Standing Committee on
Bills will not be received by the House
after 17th  February,  1910.
Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
Victoria, lst November, 1909.
nov 20
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve, notice of which was given in
the Gazette of the 28th October, 1909,
reserving all foreshore abutting on the
East Coast of Vancouver Island, and
extending from the head of Saanich Inlet to the 52nd parallel of north latitude,
and all coal underlying the said foreshore, as well as the eoal under tne
sea fronting the said foreshore and
extending out therefrom a distance of
one mile, is cancelled.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., January oth, 1910.
jan 8
inary and final, and adding to that,
instruction in other branches of civil
engineering, a good start would be
made, and extra work required for
mechanical and electrical engineering
could bc arranged for afterwards. As
for maintenance, I am confident that
the school could bc made self-supporting, or nearly so.
If your board will appoint a small
committee to act in this matter, and
with power to add to their number
from among those interested in the
matter, said committee to serve until
the matter is well started, and a properly organized board of trustees can
be appointed for the school, I believe
that a proper start can be made.
Trusting that your Board will accede to this request, believe me,
Sincerely yours,
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TAKE NOTICE that I, James Chichester Harris, of Victoria, B.C., intend, 60
days after date to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a lease of
the following Foreshore, viz.: Commencing at a post planted at the southeast corner of Lot 56, Esquimalt District, thence northeasterly following the
sinuosltes of the foreshore a distance or
15 chains more or less to the northeast
corner of said lot 56.
Dated December 16th,  1909.
dec  25
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
Intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and four miles east
of the outlet of the Yakoun River.
Graham Island, and one. mile east of
License No. 44; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south SO
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
Jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
District of Queen Charlotte
Take Notice that I, F. B. Allard. of
Prince Rupert, occupation Millwright,
intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles south and flve miles east of
the outlet 0 fthe Yakoun River, Graham
Island, and two miles east of License
No. 44; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less.
Dated 13th January, 1910.
Jan 15 Mathew Yomans, Agent.
No. 407
"Companies Act, 1897."
ton Motor-Carriage Company," an Extra-Provincial Company, has this day
been registered as a Company under the
"Companies Act, 1897," to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to whieh the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
"The head office of the Company Is
situate at Cleveland, In Cuyahoga
County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company Is one million dollars, divided
Into ten thousand shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this
Province Is situate at Vietoria (91S
Government Street), and Henry R. Law-
son, Barrlster-at-Law, whose address is
Victoria aforesaid. Is the attorney for
the Company. Not empowered to issue
and  transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the
Company Is perpetual.
The Company Is limited.
Given under my hand and seal of
office, nt Victoria, Provinee of British
Columbia, this fourth day of February,
one thousand nine hundred and ten.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and registered
For the purpose of manufacturing and
selling motor-carriages and other
vehicles to be propelled by gas engines, electricity or other motive power,
and to manufacture and sell stationary
motors  for all  purposes. feb 12
District of Queen Charlotte
TAKE NOTICE that Alexander Keay
of Everett, Wash., occupation Accountant, intends to apply for permission to
prospect for coal on the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
one mile east of Masset Inlet, Graham
Island and about four miles S.E. of
Delkatla; post marked "A.K.S. S.W. Corner"; thenee east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thenee west SO chains;
thence south 80 chains to point of commencement and containing C40 acres,
more or less.
Date of staking Sept.  23. 1909.
oct 23 F.  H.   Millard.


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