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Like a play, each drug in a prescription must play at part.
To play its part well the drug
must be fresh.
Our drugs are always fresh.
They act. And each is in a
"star" part.
R British Columbia Review,
Pablished at Victoria and Vaacoaver B. C.
^•mrwiTrinr*ffx*FiTo»*ra* >
1232_Govem_nent St. Telephone 83
Vot. V.   No
Ons Doixa* Pa* Annum
The Week makes an appeal
to the public to do "a little
thing" this Christmas for
the benefit of the anti-tuberculosis fund; the little thing is to purchase
five cents' worth of Christmas stamps.
They may be obtained up to Saturday
night from Miss Bowron at the Bazaar in
the A.O.U.W. Hall; thereafter at any of
the principal stationers in the city. For
five cents one gets five stamps, the design
is neat and artistic consisting of a wreath
of holly, a red cross, and the motto "A
Merry Christmas." The stamps are intended to be attached to letters and parcels, not to frank them, but as a form of
Christmas greeting and an emblem associated from time immemorial with the
Christmas season. It is "a little thing,"
but if every person in Victoria spent only
five cents in this way the Anti-Tuberculosis
fund would benefit by more than one thou-
| sand -dollars, and there is no fund which
has so strong a claim upon the community.
Who will not spend five cents to strike a
I blow at the 'white plague" and at the same
I time furnish themselves with the wherewithal to offer a suitable Christmas greeting and souvenir to five friends ?
Victoria has been saddened
I Condolences, this week by the untimely
death of Mr. Ernest Pend-
I ray, the result of a most regrettable accident. The only redeeming feature is the
very unequivocal verdict of the jury that
the mishap was a pure accident for which
no one could be blamed. By the death of
Mr, Pendray Victoria loses a citizen of a'
1 rare type and one who in his career exemplified the best qualities of the British
j Pioneer. Trained in a good school, he
I carried on the traditions of a successful
I business which is the life work of a self-
[made man. Mr. W. J. Pendray and his
Isons own one of the most profitable and
I creditable industries in British Columbia
land it is literally the work of their own
(hands. With prosperity they did not, as
j so many do, get too big for their business
lor outgrow a liking for the harder work
■which they might easily have transferred
Ito other shoulders. No better illustration
Icould be found in Canada of the inevitable
[result of patient, persevering, honourable
J effort to establish in the New World indus-
I tries which have thriven in the Old. If
J anything can mitigate the sorrow of Mr.
[Ernest Pendray's relatives it must be the
[reflection that his whole career was identi-
Ified with the cause of honest and successful
[labour, and that his fellow citizens recognized his sterling worth.
The Week has been asked to
say something on the subject of home-lessons. A
complaint has been made
that in some of the Victoria schools, and
liotably the Central, the children; are.required to do too many home-lessons at!
■light. One case in particular has been instanced in which a girl of fifteen, decided*
' not below the average in intelligence, has
fad to work four to five hours every night
Ind even then has not been able to keep
Ibreast of her work. This close applica-
lion has told upon her health and her par-
Ints have been obliged, under medical ad-
jice, to take her from school for a time, to
■he great detriment of her future career,
the Week is prepared'to give the name of
lhe girl to any Trustee who may be willing
to investigate the complaint, but enquiries
would seem to justify the conclusion that
the teacher of the class in question is incompetent, and that such prolonged study
on the part of the scholar is due to the lack
of sufficient guidance and instruction on
the part of the teacher. In any event it is
intolerable that after the labours of the
day school children should have to work
four or five hours at night, and then break
down with an unfinished task.
Just now there is a craze
for Local Option, but luckily not everyone has been
infected with the bacillus.
A majority of the members of the City
Council of Woodstock, Ontario, are immune, for at a recent meeting they voted
down the proposal to establish this modern
system of coercion in their municipality.
They at least deserve the thanks of all
moderate-minded men for refusing to line
up behind those Who are so rampant just
now in. the attempt to do unto others as
they would not like others to do to them.
Local Option sounds very plausible and its
advocates defend it on the plea that it is
simply the application of the constitutional
principle of Government by the majority,
but they lose sight of the fact that the application of the principle as they wish to
apply1 it involves an injustice to business
interests which have been created in a legitimate manner, and which are the largest
contributors to the revenue of the country.
Few people would be found to vote for
Local Option if they realized exactly what
addition its general application would
make to their own tax bill. Further, still
fewer would support it if they realized
that it means an arbitrary interference
with the personal privileges of at least a
respectable minority of the community.
On these grounds The Week congratulates
the City Council of Woodstock on having
had the courage of its convictions.
Referees at
The gentlemen who from
pure love of the game have
been refereeing football
games in Victoria have just
made a protest to the Committee against
the treatment to which they are subjected
both by players and spectators. They say
that tlieir decisions are questioned, and
that they have to submit to abuse. They
think this is bad enough when confined to
the players, although they are inclined to
be lenient with the latter on the score of
excitement, but obviously when the spectators abandon the role of impartial observers the position becomes intolerable.
Football is a fine game, indeed it is the
finest of all winter games, but its success
depends entirely upon the exercise of that
discipline which is the distinctive feature
of all true sport. The benefit of athletic
games is not merely physical it.is disciplinary and educative, and until the game
reaches the stage when this feature is at
least as much in evidence as mere physical
enjoyment it has not justified itself.
Votaries of football should remember this,
and as they are keenly desirous of seeing
it firmly established throughout the Dominion they should recognize that its magnificent success in the Old Country is entirely due to the perfection of control
whicli has been established. It took twenty
years to do it, but firmness won out, and
today one hundred thousand people witness a single game without the slightest
rsign of disorder and with the keenest possible enjoyment. Benefiting by such experience Canada should be able to reach
the goal in a much shorter time.
A Big
Land Deal.
Mr. G. M. Davis of this city
has just been successful in
putting through one of the
largest and most important
land deals ever negotiated in the Province.
Three months ago Mr. Davis took an option on some thirty thousand acres of
land in the Nechaco Valley, belonging to
Mr. F. M. Rattenbury, the well-known
architect. On Tuesday last he concluded
the sale of eleven thousand two hundred
acres of this to Mr. Trafford Huteson of
Seattle for a sum aggregating one hundred and forty thousand dollars. The
land is sold for settlement purposes; it is
good agricultural land and will undoubtedly be disposed of within the next six
months. This is the way in which private
enterprise builds up a new country. Mr.
Rattenbury is not the only large owner of
agricultural lands in the Nechaco Valley;
the Appleton Investment Syndicate of Seattle acquired seventy thousand acres, of
which, during the last six months, they
teve re-sold twenty-six thousand acres for
settlement. All these iands have been purchased for cash. They are re-sold on long-
term payments, in some cases ranging from
fifteen to twenty years. This makes it easy
for the settler, the rate of interest charged
on the deferred payment being only six
per cent. No better method has yet been
devised of settling up a new country, as the
initial payments to the Government are
larger than could be dealt with in a lump
by the individual settler. Mr. Davis has
made several other similar deals this year,
but the Rattenbury-Huteson one is the
largest. He spent more than ten years in
the north of the Province, in the Yukon,
and in Alaska, and probably no one is
better posted on the resources of the North
country which is just beginning to attract
the attention of the investor.
Everyone knows the name
Thinking 0f the bird which has won
It Over. a   reputation   for   looking
wise. The Colonist in some
of its moods reminds one of the owl, as
for instance when it dodges the question
of whether it would oppose Mr. William
Sloan or Mr. Ralph Smith if either were
nominated for the Honourable William
Templeman's Portfolio". It declines to give
a definite answer, but looks wise and oracularly declares that "It is not thc policy
of the Colonist to declare in advance what
it will do in the event (sic) of an emergency that may never arise." The Colonist is supposed to be a Conservative
journal, Avhen it passed under its present
management it issued a manifesto to that
effect; since then it has had occasional attacks of Conservative fever with long intermittent spells of Independence chills. What
The Week would like to know and it is by
no means alone in the liking, is by what
process of logical reasoning a Conservative paper arrives at the conclusion that
it may not find it necessary to oppose a
Liberal nominee in a neighbouring Constituency. Is the Colonist to be counted
among those who consider a Portfolio of
more importance than party? The Honourable William Templeman would never
have been established in the possession of
his Portfolio but for Conservative votes.
It is equally certain that in Comox-Atlin
at any rate Mr. William Sloan will not
write Honourable before his name without the same assistance. The pusillanimity
of the Colonist holds out a not unreasonable expectation that he may count upon
it to some extent. As far as The Week is
concerned its one ambition is to add two
more Conservative members to the five
who now represent British Columbia and
nothing, not even a bribe of a Portfolio,
will cause it for a moment to slacken its
efforts to that end. Mr. Sloan and Mr.
Ralph Smith can count on a fight if they
go into the field.
On Friday and Saturday of
Pixies. last week an amateur enter
tainment entitled "The
Pixies" was given in the Victoria Theatre
in aid of the Victoria Seamen's Institute,
The entertainment was organized by a
ladies' committee who are entitled to groat
credit fof the splendid manner in which
they worked to ensure a success. * Equal
credit is due to the two hundred children
who worked so liard and unselfishly and
gave such a good performance without any
reward—even a bun or a pink lemonade.
At this point the credit account is closed
and the debtor account begins. The show
is supposed to be the property of, and was
managed by, a man named Milne: who, in
the opinion of all who had to do with him,
maybe set (Jown as a vulgar American of
a very low type. His manners were
execrable, and he narrowly escaped a
thrashing for abusing one of the children
engaged in the performance. In addition
hc made himself a nuisance to those who
had charge of the business end of the deal,
and endeavored to work *a number of cheap
dodges for increasing his own profit on the
transaction. When the public understand
that his share of the proceeds was over
$700 and that the Seamen's Institute got
less than $350, it will begin to realize how
many queer things can masquerade under
the garb of Charity. This precbus promoter did nothing but drill tlie performers; the ladies and the children
worked up the show, but the promoter got
the big end of the deal, and then he was
not satisfied but tried to Jew everybody
down in the charges. The next time the
ladies of Victoria want to get up an
amateur show for charitable purposes they
will do well to steer clear of Mr. Milne.
They would also do well to call in the aid
of a committee of men who would assist
them to secure for the charity a fairer
share of the result of their strenuous and
sometimes vexatious labours.
There is naturally jubila-
Sir Hugh t*j0u in  the realm of the
Graham. Fourth estate at the honour
which has been conferred on
Hugh Graham, the proprietor and manager of the Montreal Star. Perhaps mindful of the old proverb that "one should not
look a gift horse in the mouth" it is just
as well for the Newspaper fraternity to pat
itself on the back and say: "This is one
for us." This is the course which has
been adopted by most of the papers in
commenting upon the incident, but for several reasons it might be better to recognize
tlie fact that Sir Hugh Graham's knighthood was not conferred for his services to
journalism, which, whilst profitable to
himself, have been far from illustrious or
even creditable, but for his beneficence to
the Indian Famine Fund and his other
extensive benefactions. There are a dozen
nowspaper men in Canada far better entitled to recognition for their journalistic
At The Street   }
The otljer evening I lounged in the
Rotunda of the Empress hotel and
at intervals took a stroll round the
building in order to size up the general condition of affairs. With me
was a gentleman from Winnipeg and
another from California. Both agreed
that it was one of the most luxurious
and comfortable hotels on the Continent. We all agreed to admire its
artistic scheme of decoration, and the
harmonious blendings of the shades
of colour used. Throughout the Hotel from the Rotunda to the turret
everything was pleasing to the eye,
scrupulously clean, and well ordered;
but there is a grave omission and
one which was unfavorably commented upon by my companions.
They both declared that they had
never known a hotel of such importance without a good grill room. I
always understood that this was to
be one of the features of the Empress
and when, as on the evening I was
there, more than one hundred people
gathered to hear Miss Grylls sing
it was a decided inconvenience not
to be able to have supper afterwards.
Of course it meant that some of
those present came up town and patronized such excellent restaurants as
the Cecil and Levy's, but it also meant
that a considerable number went sup-
perless to bed. Perhaps Mr. Humble,
who has done so much to improve
matters at the Empress, will see his
way some time or another to round
up tlle service by providing a grill
One day this week a public officer
who must be nameless came to my
office to discuss one of the most important questions which could occupy
public attention, the lack of ventilation in our schools. He thus described it—"I go round from school
to school and what do I find. In
one room the windows open, the room
cool and abundance of fresh, air, but
alas, this is a rare case. I pass on
into a room containing perhaps forty
or even sixty children, the windows
are tightly closed, all the heat is
turned on, the door is kept shut, often
times the windows are dripping with
condensed moisture, and the air is so
heavily laden with carbonic acid gas
as to be both filthy and unsanitary
in the highest degree.
.Even in* the corridors, which if well
ventilated might act as feeders to
the class rooms, I am told that the
conditions are little if any better.
Oh asking my informant for an explanation he said he attributed it to
two circumstances; first, defective
home training; and next, the fact that
most of the teachers in our schools
are women who coddle themselves in
the endeavor to keep warm, and
dread a little draught more than the
poison of a foul room.
I admit that this was putting the
matter rather strongly, but the question is whether it is true or not, nothing else matters. I can testify from
personal experience that it is very
difficult in Canada to keep a window
open. I have tried it hundreds of
times and it is a safe bet that however "close" or stuffy the room may
be someone will close it within a
minute or two of my opening it. Duty
calls me periodically to attend meetings in a room about fifty feet by
twenty-five. There are frequently
one hundred and fifty men present.
During the evening at least half ot
these smoke. Time and again I have
had a splitting headache, and begged
fpr the window to be opened; it is
invariably done and just as invariably
closed again by some one who feels
a draught..
Now I want to bring this matter
down to an issue, however serious it
may be elsewhere it is infinitely more
sO in our schools. Hygiene is one
of the subjects on the curiculum and
the most important doctrine taught
by Hygiene is the necessity for fresh
air, and plenty of it.   In this con
nection I need hardly point out the
intimate connection between what I
_Tm now discussing and the great fight
which is being made at the Coast
against Tuberculosis. It is absolutely true that nothing is so conducive
to the development of this dread disease as the breathing of impure air.
I have not done with the subject,
for I intend to institute an enquiry
into the matter in all our public
schools solely in the interest of the
children, and I promise to publish the
I have refrained until now from
saying anything about the "People's
Press," although I believe my Editor
did compliment the management on
its general appearance, and on the
moderation of the views expressed in
its first issue. I have been possessing my soul in patience and waiting
to see whether the promoters were
aiming exclusively at "moral reform."
Last Saturday's issue convinced me
that it is sometimes wise to suspend
one's judgment; that cartoon gave the
whole thing away, and most people
now believe what I all along suspected that the business of the Peoples'
Press is to knife Mayor Hall—with
philanthropic trimmings on the side.
From now on we may expect to
see the Mayoral campaign develop on
these lines. But why, oh why, is Mr.
Morley so modest all at once that he
is not prepared to say whether he will
be in the field or not? He is the
only man out with a big club after the
present Mayor; others may oppose
him but after the bitterness of the
last contest Mr. Morley is the only
man who wants his scalp. Before
election day there will be other cartoons, and it will not be difficult to
show that Mayor Hall is not the only
"equilibrist" who has tried to perform the balancing act. I have a
shrewd suspicion that his predecessor is even more adept at the business
but of this more anon.
The New Grand
SULLIVAN « ONSIDINE,    Proprietors.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
The Most Novel Feature of the
Vaudeville Stage
In Startling Poses and Scenes.
"The English Johnnie"
The Man that made all London
Sing His Songs.
The International Artists
"A Snap Shot."
Novelty Juggling Act.
Late Star of the Yankee Doodle
Co.   Tersely Telling Tales in
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Big Chief Battleaxe." •
"The Perjurer."
"Noisy Neighbors."
M. Nagel, Director.
Roller Rink
Refined Roller Skating.
Under New Management.
Admission: Mornings, free; afternoon and evening, ioc.
Skates, 25c.
Sessions daily, 10 to 12 a.m.
2 to 4.30 p.m.; 7.45 to 10 p.m.
Extra sessions Wednesday and
Saturday, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.
None but Richardson Bail-Bearing Skates used.
We cater to respectable patronage only.
A Perfume that has become
very popular in Victoria. ' De-
liciously fragrant and refreshing.
*   ''•-     TRIED IT?
Above all it is lasting and it
is the odor of nothing but Devonshire wildflowers.
You can buy as much or as
little as you please, soc per
Govt. St., Near Yates.
Shakespeare Says:
"There is a tide in the affairs of
man which, taken at the ebb, leads
on to fortune."
How often that opportunity is
lost through lack of Capital!
How many golden opportunities
are lost by improvident menl
Dontbe Improvident
Start to Save at Once
so when opportunity knocks you
will be ready.
We allow 4 per cent on Savings
and give the privilege of issuing
The Great West
Permanent Loan and
Savings Co.
1204 Government Street
Phone 1055.. Local Manager.
Government House. Victoria.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for Porte Cochere, Qovernment
House, Victoria," will be received by
the Honourable the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to noon oi
Thursday, 12th November, 1908, for the
erection and completion of a Porte Cochere at Government House, Victoria.
Drawings, specifications and forms of
contract and tender may be seen, on and
after the lst November next, at the
offlce of the Public Works Engineer,
Lands and Works Department, Victoria.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works, in the sum of $300.00, which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering
decline to enter into a contract when
called upon to do so, or if he fail to
complete the work contracted for.
Cheques or certificates of deposit of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returnea
to them upon the execution of the contract
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender will not
necessarily be accepted.
Pubile Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 30th October, 1908.
Nov. 7
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
26 of part of Sections 19 and 68
(Map 290) Victoria City.
NOTICE ls hereby given that lt ls
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
Robert Henry Brown on the 12th day
of January, 1892, and numbered 13304a.
Land Registry Offlce, Victoria,  B.C.,
the 10th day of November, 1908.
Sidney Child, Solicitor for Applicant.
Nov. 14.
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
James Buchanan & Co's SCOTCH WHISKIES
Is world-wide, and stands for the BEST that can be produced.
The following brands are fer sale by all the leading dealers:
RADIQER & JANION, Sele Agents fer B.C.
Private Wires to All Exchanges.
Members of
New York Stock Exchange
New York Cotton Exchange
Boston Stock Exchange
Chicago Board bf Trade
Experience little or no difficulty
in finding a cigar or blend of
smoking mixture that fits their
Our Manila or Havana
Cigars can't be beaten.
We carry a most complete line of smokers'
-fS, Richardson
Cigar Store,
Phone 346
Victoria Agents for the Nanaimo
New Wellington Coal.
The best household coal in the
market at current rates.
Anthracite Coal for tale.
34 Broad Street. Phone 147
The Taylor Mill Co.
AU kinds of Building Material,
North Government St., Victoria
Key Fitting      Lock Repairing
Telephone 1718
Mechaiical Repairs and Saw
Up-to-date Machinery for Lawn
Mower Grinding and Tool
Sharpening. Tires put on Go-
Carts and Springs Replaced.
Prompt attention and work
Opp. Transfer Stables,
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Viotoria, 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;
tnence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 ehains to point of commencement.
Nov. 7 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
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 ■aggage Cheeks at the
Pacific Transfer Co'y|
No. 4 FORT ST.
Phone 249.      A. E. KENT, Proprletsrl
engagement as help or companion;
domesticated, linguist, willing to
travel. Apply L. W., care Week
Ofllce, Victoria, B.C.
There are two periods in man's
life when he is unable to understand
women. One is before marriage and
the other after.
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 Drama-
tic (Holly Leaves)
Westward Hoi
Toronto Globe, etc. etc.
Pone 1759 655 Yates St
Y. M. C. A.
A home for young men away fron
home. Comfortable Reading Room
Library, Game Room, Billiards, Ho
and Cold Shower Baths, Gymnasiun
and efficient instruction.
_,*Japitobai Free Press on file foi
Middle West visitors.
X Social and        X
1 Personal, $
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Mr. and Mrs. A. Fraser, Chemainus,
are in town.
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Mrs. Denham, after a visit to friends
in Vancouver, returned home oh Wednesday.
Mrs. Sydney Child was visiting
friends in Vancouver during the week.
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Mr. J. Wolffsohn was a passenger
oil the Princess Victoria on Wednesday from Seattle.
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The Hon. R. G. and Mrs. Tatlow
are expected to leave England for
hoine about the nth December.
Mr. R. G. Dundas of Shawnigan
Lake is in town.
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Mrs. Harry Briggs was among the
Victorians who kindly took part in
the concert at Duncans, also Mr. and
Mrs. Gideon Hicks and Mr. Mason.
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The many friends of Dr. J. C. Davie will be delighted to hear that he
is about once more.
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Mr. Simon Fraser of St. John is
a guest at the Balmoral.
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Mr. R. Sander, Mayne Island, is in
the city.
Mrs. S. F. Harvey of Metchosin is
a visitor in town.
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Mr. J. Musgrave leaves shortly on
a trip to the Old Country.
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Mrs. Croft and Mrs. Matson are
enjoying a trip through Southern California.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Cooper and
child  of  Saanichton were  registered
! at the  Balmoral this week.
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Mr. J. P. O'Cqnncll of Seattle was
in Victoria for a short time.
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Mr. and Mrs. W. Ellis of Vancou-
! ver were guests at the King Edward
I this" week.
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Mr. Chris Spencer was a passenger
j from Vancouver by the Charmer last
I Saturday.
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Mr. C. M. Marpole left for Vancouver on Wednesday morning.
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Mrs. George Hicks and children
I have returned from a visit to relatives
I in England.
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Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Raymond of
[Crofton were guests at the Empress
Iduring their stay in Victoria.
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Judge Clement was a passenger on
I Tuesday evening's boat from Vancouver.
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Mrs. Brae has returned home after
la short visit spent with her daughter,
|Mrs. Bushby, in Vancouver.
Mrs. James left last Sunday for
iMontreal and other eastern points of
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Oliver, from
IProctor are visitors in the city and
|are guests at the Empress.
Mr. R. B. Smith of Calgary was
Iregistered at the Empress during the
* *   *
Miss Doris Mason and Miss Cecil
iFurlonger, after a short visit with
Ifriends in Duncans, returned home on
jWednesday   on the   Egeria   as the
■guests of Captain Parry.
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Mrs. and Miss Savage of Winnipeg
larrived during the week and have
[taken up their residence at Mr. John
|Arbuthnot's residence, Rockland Ave.
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Captain Douglas McDonald return-
led by the. Lees on Tuesday from a
shooting trip up the coast.
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Mr. Talbot and bride are in the
city   having   shortly   arrived   from
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Mr. G. F. Baldwin of Vancouver
vas a visitor in town this week.
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Mr. W. P. Owen of Vancouver was
|i guest at the Balmoral during the
oast week.
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Mr. W. Swinnerton of Cowichan
_,ake, was a passenger from Van-
louver last week.
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Commander Bromley-Wilson and
vife are guests of the latter's parents at Government House.
* * * *
Mrs. T. S. Gore of Oak Bay made
charming hostess at a small dinner last week.
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Mr. and  Mrs.  C.  J.  Gibbons  and
liss May Cowichan were in the city
Ifor a short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cuppage were
in town for a few days last week.
A marriage of interest to Victorians was solemnized on Monday lastj
the 23rd, at 2.30 at St. John's church,
when Mr. Arthur William Bayn Le-
sueur and Miss Ruby Rowcroft were
joined in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Ven. Archdeacon Scriven, assisted by the Rev. Percival
;*   *   *
The affair was extremely quiet only
the immediate relatives of the contracting parties being present.
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To the Legal Representatives of Henry
Hooker Newman, deceased:
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register William
James Hanna as the owner in Fee Simple of Lot Thirty-Six, Block Seven,
Esquimalt District, according to Map
No. 265, deposited in this offlce, under
a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessor of
the District of Victoria to him, dated
the 22nd day of October, 1908, and
you are required to contest the claim
of the Tax Purchaser within thirty days
from  the  first  publication  hereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Offlce,
Victoria, British Columbia, this 18th day
of November, 1908.
Nov. 21 Registrar General of Titles.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 452.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford," 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 offlce of the Company ls situate at Hartford, Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
ls five million dollars, divided into fifty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
The head offlce of the Company ln this
Province is situate at Victoria, and W.
A Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address ls Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:—
To make insurance against the loss by
fire on all kinds of real, mixed and personal property of every name and description, and are also authorized to insure on vessels of all descriptions, and
on all kinds of goods and merchandise;
and said Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to the several
persons who may or shall oe Insured
by the said Corporation for all losses
they may sustain in the subject matter
insured, in accordance with the terms
of the contract of Insurance and of the
form of the policies Issued by said Company, which said policies, and all other
contracts of said Company, may be
made with or without the common seal
of said Company, and shall be signed by
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being so signed and executed, shall be
obligatory on said Company. To make
insurance against loss or damage by
wind or hall storms, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, leakage of sprinklers and
sprinkler systems installed or maintained for the purpose ot protecting
against fire, and explosions, whether nre
ensues or not; provided the same shall
be clearly expressed ln the policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to Insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions ot steam
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on Graham
No. 1—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Lot Ten,
Graham Island; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains;, thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement.
No. 2—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Lot Ten,
Graham Island, thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north su
chains; thence east 80 chains to point
of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 3—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, opposite the
southwest corner of Lot 11, Graham
Island; thehce south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 4—Commencing at a post plantod
at the northwest corner, being ten
chains south of the northeast corner of
T. L. 12947, thenoe south SO chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north so
chains;^ thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 5—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, one mile west
of the southeast corner of Lot Six,
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thehce north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner, one mlle west
of the southeast corner uf Lot Six,
thence south 80 chains; thence east SU
chains; thence north 80 chains; tnence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at the.southwest corner of Coal Licence
2304, being northwest corner; thence
south 80 chains; therice east 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80,
chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 8—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, at the southeast corner, of 2306, Graham Island;
thence south 80 chains; thence west
80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 9-—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, opposite the
southeast corner of Coal Licence 2306,
thence north SO chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
West 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 10—commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, at the northeast corner of Coal Licence 2306, thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement.
Nov. 7 .fVrcy Hfurisgn, Agent.
No. 354.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that "The Jordan River Lumber Company of New
York," has this day been registered as
an Extra-Provincial Company under the
"Companies Act, 1897,'" 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 offlce of the Company is
situate in the City of New York,
Borough of Manhattan, County of New
York, State of New York.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is five hundred thousand dollars, divided into flve thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria and
J. D. Lutz, whose address is Victoria,
B.C., is the attorney for the Company.
The Company is llmlted.c
Given under my hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this thirteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Oct. 17
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 460.
This is to certify that the "Springfield Fire and Marine 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 offlce of the Company ls
situate at the City of Springfield, ln
the State of Massachusetts.
The amount of capital of the Company is two million dollars, divided into twenty thousand shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company ln
this Province is situate at Vancouver
and C. H. Macaulay, General Insurance
Agent, whose address ls Vancouver
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this thirtieth day of October,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
For the purpose of making Insurance
against losses by flre and against maritime losses.
Nov. 7.
Mr. H. F. Bullen and Mrs. W. F.
Bullen, after a very pleasant holiday
to Green River Hot Springs, returned home last week.
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
SSH Government Street.. .Victoria, B.C.
M6   Hastings Street....Vancou ver, B.C.
W. BLAKEMORE..Manager and Editor
On Decadence.
Since Max Nordau wrote liis celebrated book on Decadence a good deal
has been said and written on the subject. Critics galore have pointed eut
that there is a widespread decadence,
especially in literature and manners.
Nordau approached the subject from
the standpoint of Degeneration but
the term Decadence gives the subject a wider scope, and admits of the
discussion of certain aspects which
could not be classified under the other
term. All my readers know that I
am an optimist, and therefore that in
discussing this matter I am entirely
free from any suggestion of pessimism, or any doubt as to the ultimate
prevalence of that which is "just and
true and of good report."
This optimistic attitude, however,
does not forbid consideration of those,
signs of decadence which are conspicuous, and which are attracting
widespread attention.
I have very little to say on decadence in manners because I think it
will be generally conceded that in
the New World at any rate, and even
in the Old World to a lesser extent,
it is one of the signs of the times.
All who have studied the subject
agree that the inferior manners of
the present day are the result of the
greater freedom allowed to children
and young people. This freedom begins in the home and is continued in
the school, by which time it has worked havoc, and in the majority of cases
established defective manners which
nothing can eradicate.
In the New World this condition is
due to tiie rapid increase of wealth, to
the development of amusement seeking, to thc growing indisposition of
parents to saddle themselves with the
personal charge of their children, to
the reduced birthrate which tends to
make a child more conspicuous and
self-conscious because the centre of
whatever maternal or paternal interest is displayed, and later to the appalling egotism which is the direct
result of our present system of education.
On this Continent, with rare exceptions, the enforcement of discipline among children is an unknown
thing, and lies at the root of all the
evils in connection with training
whicli careful observers deplore.
But I want to say a little more on
the subject of decadence in literature, and especially of that development in modern fiction which is usually designated "erotic." ' That a
novel dealing with love should fall
under an invidious classilication is
surely an aiiomoly, for no subject is
more suitable for treatment in this
class of literature, and indeed one
may go farther and say that no novel
. devoid of love interest can be a great
work, or attain permanent fame, lt
is thc human interest, of which pure
affection is thc highest form, which
furnishes the chief attraction of every
great novel. But in these latter days
writers with low ideals have pandered
to a morbid and depraved taste. They
havc confused love with passion, and
in the attempted portrayal of the latter have not only vitiated the public
taste but in many instances have confused the distinction between the two.
I will frankly confess that I am entirely out of sympathy with the new
school which in my judgment apes
the methods of Smollet and Fielding
without possessing any of their
genius, and without displaying any of
the skill which enabled those great
writers to treat the eternal problem
of human relationship frankly and
without shame.
I may be wrong in my judgment,
and this new craze for writing erotic
novels and laying bare every phase
of human passion and sexual delight
may be an improvement on the reticence and restraint which writers
have imposed upon themselves for at
least a century.
It is not a little significant that
many of these books, and those which
from my standpoint may be regarded
as the chief offenders, are written by
women. Some of them are written
by women who have attained an enviable notoriety for good work but I
must confess that I find it difficult
to reconcile the literary work of such
women with their' clamant demands
for wider privileges and a more active participation in the management
of public affairs to the end that the
moral tone of the community may be
Still not all tlie offenders are women, and books are being published
every week and circulated by the tens
of thousand which most of our
fathers would have burned, but which
are avidly sought not only by matrons
but by young people of both sexes.
Apart from the pernicious doctrines
discussed, and the subversion of existing social conventions widely advocated, the fact remains that incalculable harm is done by familiarizing
young people with certain phases of
life of which under our existing civilization they cannot be made aware
without weakening their respect for
home life, and for the fundamental
principles on which society is built.
Obviously this is a subject which
cannot be fully discussed in the public press, but I wish to justify the
position I have taken up and would
recall one of the ablest books of this
class recently published in which, in
apparently the most natural matter of
course way, the teaching is inculcated
that marital relationship is purely a
matter of physical convenience and
necessity, and that the Old World
notion that it is based or should be
based upon mutual affection and respect is an "old wives' tale."
Could any doctrine be more pernicious? Could any teaching strike
more directly at the root of home
life? Could any theory strip it more
completely of every vestige of sacredness? And this is but one illustration which could be multiplied a hundred times.
Unless it is proposed to establish a
new social order, in which all that
men have held most sacred is to be
cast overboard, and to substitute
therefor a purely materialistic creed
under which men shall cease to be
"like gods" and become like beasts,
such teaching should be regarded as
inimical to the best interests of the
individual and the State. Instead of
frittering away their time and energies
in a crusade against more or less
imaginary evils modern reformers
would do well to recognize that decadent literature is the hydra-headed
dragon of modern times to be battled
with and slain.
My space is nearly filled, but 1
want to say in conclusion that the
extent to which such books are now
read is already producing a marked
effect on the tone of society. Wherever people meet they naturally discuss the books they read, and the
topics treated on, and these books are
discussed both by men and women—
in some instances in the presence of
children; indeed I know that young
girls of fourteen and fifteen have
derived their first knowledge of two
of the worst books I can recall
through hearing a conversation on the
subject at an afternoon tea.
I am not prejudging the question.
1 say again that I may be wrong, but
the public should understand so vital
a question in all its bearings and
should be made to realize the true
character of the issues involved.
The Week accepts no responsibility
for the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer or a nom de plume, but thc
waiter's name and address must be
given to the editor as an evidence of
bona rides, In no case will it be
divulged without consent.
Lowering Woman's Prestige.
Every disorderly demonstration (by
suffragettes), as well as such puerile
impertinences as the systematic interruption of public meetings, and thc
exposure of mock proclamations in
public places, should be worth hundreds of votes to the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League.
Victoria,  Nov. 26,  18908.
Editor Week.
Sir,—My ' argument was that the
individual units forming in the aggregate the audiences should have the
liberty of spending their money as
they please, without being criticized
by any particular class, sect or cult.
The majority rules and what the majority does or patronizes must be
pretty nearly all right.
I am not arguing that the performance at the cheap house is more enjoyed or better appreciated by them
than would be the high priced recital
or concert at the larger house. It
may be that a great many at the
audience at the former would understand and appreciate the higher class
performance better than some of the
select few which attend. It is simply a matter of dollars and cents,
dollars for the one, cents for the
other.   Cents have it.
Everybody but the wastrel tries to
get as good value as possible for his
coin. We all likewise like to get as
big a return as possible for our services.
The public in other places, London,
Paris or New York, has proclaimed a
certain person, who sings or plays
some instrument, great. The chances
are there may be many in the world
as great as he, but the public has not
discovered them. The manager comes
along to finance the new star. The
newspapers are worked, the fabulous
salary announced; and it becomes
fashionable for the smart set to patronize the fashionable star. Now
this is all right, so far as it goes.
The centres mentioned are populous,
contain lots of wealthy people who
are simply looking, hunting, trying to
invent means to burn money.
You will not hear in those large
places childish complaints about lack
of patronage. They will simply try
again if they fail once.
Out here certain good natured people say, we know what you people
need for your amusement and enlightenment. They arrange with certain
attractions to come, attractions no
doubt first class. The public, however, has not asked them to put
themselves to all this trouble and
risk and may be refuses its patronage
on the grounds, say, that the price
is too high, that they don't want to
go, heard him before, weather bad,
any cause. I cannot see where the
certain good natured people have any
kick coming.
Even the musically uneducated like
myself can appreciate a good voice
and a good song. We prefer a song,
however, to a vocal acrobatic performance. You will notice that at
the concerts of great singers it is
some touching simple ballad such as
"Home Sweet Home," or "Robin
Adair," that brings the heartfelt applause of all of the audience. The
vocal acrobatic feats are listened to
with a certain amount of wonder and
awe but they do not please as do the
songs which the people know and understand.
It is surprising what excellent attractions the cheap circuits get hold
of. You may not like performing
bears or Thomas J. Price, but there
arc probably some who do and, at
any rate the bears and Price are merely incidents in the performance which
must please judging from the patronage they receive week in and week
The public wants plenty of amusement at reasonable prices, but they
will not pay exorbitantly if they can
get out of it.
Local   Concern 1 Fills   Many   Large
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The Pacific Slate Company is one
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Ribons,   Carbons and Supplies.
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President—L. A. Lewis, Esq New Westminster
Vice-President—C. E. Deal, Esq Vancouver
W. E. Vanstone, Esq., H. A. Eastman, Esq., J. A. Rennie, Esq.
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Bankers—Royal Bank of Canada.
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of one month.
Agents for Victoria—Stewart Williams & Co., Auctioneers and
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Phone 1324.
its work quietly yet is constantly
bringing Victoria to the fore in business circles. It has recently supplied roofing material to the new
buildings in the navy yard at Fort
Flagier; the court house at Kamloops;
the court house at Nelson; the schools
and court house at Vancouver; the
Bank of Commerce building at Fernie; and also on the new nurses'
home, Old Ladies' Home, Rescue
Home, and St. Joseph's Hospital in
this city. A number of private residences have also been roofed with
Neatly Put.
■  Editor   Grace   in   the   Cranbrook
prospector puts the case of the Her-
Fine Groceries
623 Yates St.    -    VICTORIA, B.C.
aid and its recent vagaries in the
neatest possible compass when it
says: "Now that the elections are
over the 'old man of the Herald' will
put on his independent clothes."
There is no superfluity of pity in
the world, but surely a little should
be bestowed on the husbands of famous women. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1908
Xmas Carpets
Why not treat the home to at
least one new carpet for this Xmas.
Surprising what a difference a carpet will make.    Quality sorts here.
Xmas Cushions
» ^-B    We have some splendid values in
Vil***^ cushions—very suitable gifts. Printed
,.. ,,.&a      Cushions at $2.50.   Frilled Cushions
WtWj!!     at $3.50 to $1.50.
Again the
is Paramount
•I What to give your friends who
are to be married next month
may be solved in an eminently
satisfactory way, if you come to
us with your troubles.
fl Don't worry about it for days
or weeks— come in at once and
after the price is decided upon
the rest is easy.
fl All the season's new creations
are now here.
_ Purchases held for later delivery.
Choose Your Xmas Gift Now, Delivery Later
This holiday season we are especially well prepared to cater to your fancies in suitable and service-
ble 'Xmas Gifts.    Many special new pieces in Furniture are shown, and you'll find in our showing of
Furniture many items that would make ideal gifts for lady or gentleman, young or old, family or individual.
And aren't serviceable and useful gifts the sensible sort to send? A piece of furniture makes a gift
that'll be appreciated for months and years after many other less serviceable, yet costly, articles have
been forgotten and consigned to the fire. You'll be surprised how reasonably fair these furniture pieces
are marked. Come in and see the showing—you won't be asked to buy, but if you wish to buy, we
shall hold your purchase for later delivery.
Attractive Tapestries Make a Difference.
You'd be surprised how much better a room can be made to look, when tastefully decorated with
.Curtains and Tapestry goods—at a very modest outlay, too. They make an immense improvement in its
appearance, and very often it is like putting a new room into the house. We are showing some beautiful designs in
Handsome Tapestry Curtains, Solid Colors in Green and Red
Oriental Effects
They are remarkably rich in appearance, and just what you want to brighten up your Drawing Room
or Dining Room for Christmas. Come in and let us show you these—no charge whatever for any advice
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Price Per Pair $10 Down to $3.
Gift Things
Which Cost
_ A well chosen china and glassware stock like ours abounds in
beautiful, useful and decorative
bits within the reach of the
smallest purse.
fl This season it would seem
that such things were grander
than ever—it is almost inconceivable that such handsome
pieces can be produced for the
prices obtaining.
C| If you have only a modest sum to expend,
you will be delighted with what we can ihow
_ No trouble tc do it, we assure you.
Complete Home Furnishers
Notes on
Provincial News
A Splendid Number.
The Week is in receipt of a special
number of the Slocan Mining Review,
edited and published by J. J. Atherton at New Denver. The caption
states that it is "devoted to' advertising, for mineral resources, fruit
lands, timber reserves, etc., of the
Silvery Slocan." It is printed on
.special glazed paper illustrated with
a series of half-tone cuts and altogether cuts a most conspicuous
figure. On the front page is a photo
of New Denver, "The Lucerne of
North America." It is not inaptly
so named, for a more delightful spot
it would be difficult to find. Lying on
a low point of land which juts out
into the lake, flanked by gently rising hills and enclosed by lofty mountains, New Denver is mirrored on the
placid surface of the most beautiful
lake in British Columbia. Ten years
ago it was a busy mining centre, today it is looking forward to a future
of usefulness not only in connection
with the recrudescence of mining, but
in the exploitation of lumbering and
fruit growing, the latent possibilities
of which are only just beginning to
be realized. R. T. Lowery contributes an interesting sketch of the Slocan in the nineties which is supplemented by an obituary on Dad Allen,
and illustrated by some fifty photographs of old timers, among whom
Bill Hunter is naturally conspicuous.
There is a well written sketch of the
chief operating mines and a page devoted to illustrating Fruit Orchards
and Exhibits, to say nothing about a
string of more than one hundred trout
"caught in a day with a single rod."
Assuredly   Editor Atherton   deserves
well of the Slocan for his timely and
well  executed appreciation.
Progressive Revelstoke.
Revelstoke has been in high festival this week and last on the occasion of the visit of the delegates to
the fifth annual convention of the B,
C. School Trustees' Association. Many
of the delegates expressed their surprise and gratification at the excellent
showing of Revelstoke in educational
matters. Dr. Scott, the City Superintendent of Schools in Calgary, voiced
this sentiment in the following words
which form a fitting tribute to the sagacity of those who have charge of
educational affairs:
"That a city of 3,500 should erect
ancl equip such a building at a cost
of $35,000 and be able to report it all
provided for except a trifling balance,
and that, as well, they have erected a
beautiful school building surrounded,
as it* is, by grounds whicli might well
be a pattern for larger places, shows
the real interest taken in the future
welfare of the rising generation, and
augurs well for the development of
the higher life of the city, intellectually, morally and socially."
Mr. J. J. Dougan, Secretary of the
B. C. Association, added his tribute
in the following words:
"But, here is the crux of my opinion of Revelstoke: The citizens, the
institutions and those who are intrusted with such administration need
not fear comparison with any like
place. Not one but all, I need not
say, were delighted with our two days'
stay in your  progressive icty."
Surely Revelstoke could ask no
higher compliment.
Bride should take the result of the
deferred election as a personal compliment."   It goes on to say:
"The campaign was a McBride
campaign—pure and simple. What
issues the Conservatives raised were
his issues; what personality was dominant was his. Neither the Dominion
Conservative party nor R. L. Borden can flatter themselves in any way
over the manner in whicli they were
eliminated from the contest. Premier McBride, in inspiring the campaign policy of the Conservatives,
showed himself a masterly politician."
"It was another illustration of that
inevitable triumph of right over wrong
which ultimately awaits every unjust
cause er person. It was a well deserved punishment of one who had
become bloated with pride born of a
'little brief authority.' Mr. Ross
should never have been allowed to
enter public life. It was only by
coarse jugglery that he got nominated at the Kamloops convention in
1904. But the straight Liberals of
that place did not forget his trickery
and hurled him out with a very emphatic majority for Burrell."
ed, and what is a matter of no slight
importance a waterworks Company
has been duly registered to exploit
the well known power on Goat River.
Creston is bound to go ahead.
Fair Play.
Under the above caption the Kelowna Courier comments on certain
editorial utterances of the Vancouver
Province in connection with the defeat of Duncan Ross. With equal
justice the Courier might be asked to
give fair play in its dealings with representatives of the Conservative
party, for of all the papers in the
Province it seems least able to do
so. Furthermore if any man has outraged the decent traditions of public
life that man is Duncan Ross; in
fact he has established for himself
just the reputation which the Province has described in no unmeasured
terms. When anyone hears of Duncan Ross charging his opponents with
unfairness one instinctively recalls the
old adage of "The pot calling the
kettle black."
The Ashcroft Journal.
Speaking of the Liberal declaration
that the defeat of Ross meant that
Yale-Cariboo did not want railroads
has this to say: "Our chances of getting them are much improved when
wc can demand them without the suspicion of a rake-off being expected
by some hungry heeler of the Government. The result of the late elections means that the electors were
tired of corruption, duplicity and
trickery—it means that the more respectable portion of the Liberals,
ashamed of the Ottawa exhibition,
voted with us for a cleaner order of
The Kootenanian knows how to appraise the public utterances of Mr.
J. J. Hill to a nicety. In fact it
would be difficult to find any place
better situated than Kaslo for testifying to the real value of Mr. Hill's
professions. It would be a pity to
spoil thc terse and laconic paragraph
in which the Kootenanian comments
upon his latest utterance:
"Just now the, provincial papers are
full of guff about J. J. Hill's recent
speech in Vancouver, in which the
railway magnate stated that British
Columbia was the richest province in
Canada. Of that wc arc all aware,
but what surprises us is that Mr.
Hill's railway, the K. & S., is neglecting to develop the richest portion of
the  richest  province."
The Bouquet.
The Kootenay Liberal published at
Nelson hands the Premier a bouquet
when it declares that "Premier Mc-
In the House of His Friends.
ft is not a little significant that no
sooner is the election in Yale-Cariboo over than even the Liberal Journals frankly admit their satisfaction
at the defeat of Duncan Ross. The
Similkameen Star, which has always
been an ultra Liberalupaper, supported Mr. Burrell and justified its action
in unmistakable words:
Conspicuous Creston.
Creston is forging ahead. When
the writer was last there it consisted
of two hotels, a post office, and certainly not more than a dozen residences. Today it boasts of a population of several hundred and an enterprising newspaper, which has been
successful in catching the eye of the
"Bristol Observer" and thus securing
a good Ad. The Creston Review is
well edited, and is above all an exploiter of local resources. Settlers
arc continually coming in, thousands
of fruit trees have already been plant-
Important New Books.
"The Altar Stairs," G. B. Lancaster, Doubleday, Page & Co.
"Cy Whittaker's Place," Joseph C.
Lincoln, D. Appleton & Co.
"Melianthus," Ouida, Macmillan Co.
"The Distributors," Anthony Pat-
ridge, McClure Co.
"Amabel Channice," Anne Douglas
Sedgwick, Century Co.
"Desire," Una L. Silbcrrard, Doubleday, Page & Co.
"Thc Red City," S. Weir Mitchell,
Century Co.
"The Wind in the Willows," Kenneth Grahame, Charles Scribner's
|"Lcwis Rand," Mary Johnston,
Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
"Thc Gentleman," Alfred Ollivant,
MacGowan, G. P. Putnam's Sons. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1908.
Sporting Comment.
The race for the Association football championship of this city is developing into a very interesting fight
and before the season is over I venture to say that there will be some
of the  finest football that  has ever
been played j     he City League.   At
present the Victoria West eleven is
leading   with   the   Esquimalt   team
close  behind.    These  three  are  expected to make up the  running for
the premier honors.   Already this season the Victoria West team has met
and defeated thc Esquimalt and Bays
and  on  the  occasion of the  second
game with the former the result was
a, tie.   This is the second tie for the
Wests, making them loose two points
and the Esquimalt team three, while
the   Bays   have   lost   four   but  have
not played as many games as either
of their opponents.    At present it is
hard to say which team will win out
but  the  Wests  have  the  advantage.
According to their present  standing
they must be defeated once in order
that either team can have a chance
to  win.    The   Esquimalt  must  beat
the  Bays   and  also win  their  other
games, while the Bays must win every game, even tlieir engagement with
the Wests.   All three teams are confident  of  their ability  and the  outcome will be watched with interest.
Last Saturday saw three league fixtures going on.    The Esquimalt and
Victoria West;  Bays ancl Cedar Hill;
Fifth Regiment and Garrison.    In the
former the result was a draw.    The
Bays  beat  their  opponents   and  the
Garrison was too much for the Fifth.
In the former game, while the result
was a draw, the play was not as high
class   as   was   expected,    This Avas
largely  due  to  poor judgment.     In
the first half with the wind in their
favor the half-backs of the Esquimalt
team played a very weak game and
hay they backed up their forwards as
they   should   have   done   their score
would have been much larger.   In the
second half the Wests failed to realize
the advantage of the wind by keeping thc ball oil the lees side of the
goal, while the players from  Esquimalt soon saw that their opponents
could not score from that wing and
did all  they could  to keep the ball
there, and it was by these methods
that they succeeded in making a draw.
While the play was not rough there
were a great many infractions of the
rules, the Victoria West players being the chief offenders.    Their principal   weakness  was   playing   offside
and  after  watching the  game  very
closely I can safely say that Referee
Rutherford   was   right   in   every   instance.    If thc Wests want to win
the pennant it would be well for the
forwards to study this rule.
This afternoon three more games
will be played, the principal match being the Bays versus Esquimalt at
Oak Bay. The result of this match
will go a long way towards deciding
the chances of these two clubs for
the championship.
I am pleased to see that arrangements are being made to bring a
California soccer team north during
March of next year to play games on
the Mainland and Island. This is a
good move and should receive the encouragement of every lover of good,
clean sport in B. C.
Last week I devoted considerable
space to Rugby football in an effort
to get a good fifteen to represent this
city. I am convinced that there is
sufficient material in this city to form
a first class team provided the players get out and drill. This they must
do if they expect to win. There is
now only a week before thc first
match against Vancouver. This will
be thc hardest match of the season
and unless thc local players do some
practice during the week they will
hardly be fit.to go a hard game
against their adversaries from thc
Mainland. Manager Moresby has devoted considerable of his time to getting thc team in shape and from what
I can sec the players do not appreciate his efforts. Many men in his
position would give the job up in disgust, but not so with him. He is in
the game for the sport there is in
it and he certainly should receive bet
ter support from the players than he
has. To the players I have only again
to draw their attention to the necessity of being in good condition to
play next Saturday. A practice game
will be played this afternoon, which
will be the last before the match and
which will determine the players who
will compose the team and it is absolutely necessary that every available player should turn out. Next
week will be devoted to running and
with a little effort on the part of the
players every one should be fit to
play his best.
The proposed boxing match between McNamee and. Mortimer has
been declared off, owing to the latter
making statements to the Immigration officials which were not in keeping with the truth and which prevented him from appearing in the
ring. It is well that this was realized before arrangements had gone
too far, otherwise the expenses might
have been considerable.
During the past few days there has
been considerable talk about these
boxing matches and for the benefit
of those promoters who desire to
break into the game I would suggest
that these fake boxers should be
given the cold shoulder. I have had
considerable experience with the patronage that Victorians have been customary to give to sporting events
and unless good matches are arranged
they will not be financial successes,
Victorians will patronize anything
they think will be good and if the
promoters would only go to a little
trouble and match some good, clever
lightweights or middle weights they
would have packed houses, but the
public have grown tiled of these
matches that have been foisted on
them and unless good matches are
arranged, the promoters might as well
not try to interest the public and I
would not blame the public if they
did not attend these shows.
Sweedish Massage
is excellent in all cases of muscular
Swedish Masseur.
Room 2, Vernon Blk., Douglas St.
Phone 1629.   Tours, 1—6 p.m.
Why Suffer
When you  can  remove  same hy
the use of
Dr. Mallory's
Special   Offer—To   any   person
sending their name and address, together with five cents in stamps,
we will forward a 25c pkt.
P.O. Box 228, Victoria, B.C.
Where one can get tbe Real Semi-ready
Of the seven distinct types of Semi-ready Tailoring Type B
lias the largest sale, for k is the type of the Average Man.
Type B is subdivided into five variations:
High Shouldered.
Over Erect.
Round Shouldered.
: Sloping Shouldered.
Cf No man, matters it not what be his height, girth,
shape or figure, out may get a perfectly fitting
garment   from   out   the   Semi-ready   wardrobes.
. -Bf Semi-ready Tailoring appeals to every man but
he who is vexed with improvements. It is
the improved and modern methpd of selecting
dress of the correct address. Finished-to-measure
in two hours, the wearer of Semi-ready clothing
can always forejudge its suitability to his individual expression.
_ Only the millionaire can afford to waste money buying cheaper
suits than Semi-ready, and there is no gain to the man who pays
more.    Cheap suits are too expensive for any but the rich.
Semi-ready Business Suits, Sacks and Morning Coat styles.
in nne English worsteds: and tweeds, at $18 and $20.
Semi-ready Frock Suits, ol Une Cheviot and Vicuna cloths,
silk-faced and all silk*lined, at $25, $30 and $35.
The Signet oi Surety.
Semi-ready Tailoring
Where to get it:
6. Williams & eo.,
New Christmas Goods, comprising Neckwear, Shirts, Dressing Gowns,Smoking Jackets, Gloves, Handkerch
iefs, Fancy Hosiery, Fine Underwear, Suit Cases, Valises, etc., etc., at theSEMI-READY WARDROBE, 614
Yates Street.
It's a
Wate of
to buy an unreliable make of
We    guarantee   every   new
Piano we sell.
New pianos from $265.00 upwards.
Second-hand    pianos     from
$40.00 up.
Herbert Kent, Mgr.
The Silyey Spring
Brewery, Ld.
Under New Management
Brewers of High Grade English Ale
and Stout.
Tate's Celebrated Ale.
The Silver Spring Brewery, Limited, has purchased the old
establisshed business of the Messrs. Fairall and is now prepared
to do a large domestic and export trade. THE HIGHEST
Phone 893
The Social and Musical Event
of the Season
Mme. Nordica
Assisted by Emma Showers, Pianist,
Frederick Hastings, Baritone,
Andre Bonoist, Accompanist
At the Victoria Theatre, on
Wednesday, December 2
Prices, $5, $4, $3 and $2.50.   Gallery $1.50
i? if
if A Lady's Letter *
Dear Madge:
There are few topics that prove so
universally interesting nowadays as
that of dieting. It is the question
of the hour. Every other person one
meets lipids some cherished theory
concerning wherewithal we shall be
fed. Needless to add, it is characteristic that everyone believes that. his
own ideas are the only ones worthy
of consideration. All others he dismisses with contempt and derision.
What is even more trying is that there
is* -not one of these faddists but believes that his or her mission in life
consists in enlightening mankind at
large, and converting one and all to
his own way of thinking.
Even more alarming is the pace at
which food faddists multiply and increase. They are to be met with
everywhere. The most perplexing
part is that although so many are interested in the same subject apparently no two ever manage to agree.
The more ardent and enthusiastic the
faddist is the more likely that he
holds views that are in every way
directly opposed to all one's preconceived opinions. For the topic of
food is one that admits of many arguments and a great diversity of conviction, hence the interest with which
it is discussed. The danger is of becoming a faddist oneself. The only
Safety lies in completely ignoring both
the faddist and his hobby. For the
food crotchet is one that is strangely
Being a topic which causes us to,
dwell persistently upon ourselves and
our various idiosyncrasies, it subtly
appeals to one and all alike. Once
admit that you are interested in the
subject, let alone prepared to test the
'merits of one of the many theories,
and you are lost. One will try and
prove that in common with everyone else that you eat too much, another will argue that everything
points to the conclusion that mankind takes far too little food. Trying to test the truth of either of these
theories, you are sure to be plied
with diet sheets and suggestions from
all quarters.    Some faddist will re-
Madame Nordica.
commend you living upon nuts and
milk, another will urge you to become
a vegetarian. You will have to listen
to the marvellous cures wrought by
a diet of minced beef and hot water;
someone else will put before you the
advantage of dining on cheese and
milk puddings. Yet another will urge
upon you to exist upon fruit. In
short, everyone will have some new
pet theory to recommend, and your
time will be taken up listening to
the virtues of every imaginable kind
of food, from patent cereals to tabloid eatables, patent medicines and
The pity is that such great effort
and such persistent personal inconvenience achieves   so little   success.
Who ever met a food faddist who
owned to anything but chronical ill-
health? Fads about food are as unproductive of good as fads about anything else. They are for the most
part but thc outcome of idleness, and
productive of nothing save damaging
self-analysis, which only tends to turn
otherwise healthy folk into faddy,
fussy, hypochrondiacs, whose imaginary ills make them a burden to them:
selves a bore to everyone they meet.
Ellerton—I would    like    to know
where all the bright girls of the past
Bronson—I should say that some
of  them  are administering  cautious
doses of paregoric to the bright girls
of the future.
"Have you a smoke nuisance in
your town?"
"In our town? It is usually on
our front gallery! The young man
who is calling on my daughter is a
cigarette smoker."
In the mater of an application  for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1, Block 14,  (Map 537A), Town of
Port Essington.
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 Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 28th
day   of   March,   1905,   ana   numbered
Land  Registry Offlce,  Victoria,  B.C.,
the 18th day of August, 11108.
No. 455.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The London and Lancashire Guarantee and Accident Company of Canada" 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 ls situate at the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the Company is five hundred thousand dollars,
divided into five thousand shares of one
hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company in this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
Johnson & Richardson, Insurance agents,
whose address is 314 Hastings Street
West, Vancouver, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 18th day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
(10.) The Company may make and
elfect contracts of insurance against any
accident or casualty, of whatever nature
or from whatever cause arising, to Individuals, whereby the insured suffers
loss or injury, or is disabled, including
sickness not ending in death, or, in case
of death from any accident or casualty,
not including sickness, securing to the
representative of the person assured
the payment of a certain sum of money
upon, such terms and conditions as are
agreed upon; and in like manner may
also make and effect contracts of indemnity with any person against claims
and demands of the workmen and employees of such person, or of the legal
representatives of such woi-Kmen and
employees, with respect to accidents or
casualties, of whatever nature or from
whatever cause arising, whereby the insured suffers pecuniary loss or damage,
or incurs costs and expenses; and may
generally carry on the business of accident and sickness insurance as defined
by the Insurance Act, and for the time
being in force:
(11.) The Company may make and effect contracts of insurance:
(a.) To protect principals, employers
aiid other persons from and against injury, damage, or loss by reason of fraud,
theft, embezzlement, defalcation, robbery, or other misconduct or* negligence,
or acts of omissions or other breacnes
of duty or of contract by persons in
their employ, or acting on their behalf,
or dealing with or having the custody
or control of their property, or occupying, or about to occupy a fiduciary or
administrative position of trust or confidence:
(b.) To guarantee the due performance and discharge by Court and Government officials, employees and agents,
receivers, official and other liquidators,
special managers, committees, guardians,
executors, administrators, trustees, attorneys, brokers, and agents of their respective duties and obligations.
(c.) To guarantee persons filling, or
about to fill, situations of trust or confidence against liabilities in connection
therewith, and in particular against
liabilities resulting from misconduct of
any co-trustee, co-agent, sub-agent, or
other person:
(12.) The Company may carry on
generally the business of guarantee insurance, as defined by "The Insurance
Act" for the time being ln force:
(13.) The Company may acquire and
hold any real property required in part
or wholly for its use and accommodation, and may dispose thereof when
necessary; but the annual value of such
property held ln any Province of Canada shall not exceed three thousand
dollars; except in the Province of Ontario, where lt shall not exceed ten
thousand dollars:
(14.) The Company may also cause
itself to be insured against any risk undertaken ln the course of its business.
(2.) The Company may also undertake
the re-insurance of the risks of other
Nov. 21
No. 357
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that the "Hidden Creek Copper Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial ompany under the "Companies' Act,
1897," 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, except the construction and working of
The head offlce of the ompany ls situate at the City of Seattle, King County, Washington.
The amount of the capital of the
Company ls two million dollars, divided
into four hundred thousand shares of
five dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at the City of
Victoria, and Henry Graham Lawson,
barrister-at-law, whose address ls Victoria, B.C., is the attorney for the Company. Not empowered to issue and
transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the Company is fifty years, from March lst,
A.D. 1908.
The company is limited.
Given under my hand and seal of
offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this eleventh day of November, one thousand nine hundred and
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this company
ls established and registered are:
For mining, milling, mechanical, mercantile, wharflng and docking, improvement and building purposes, and especially for the transaction of the business of mining and extracting ores and
minerals, and the reduction of the same,
and the development of mineral producing properties, and to engage in every
species of trade or business incident to
the mining, extraction, reduction, smelting and refining of ores and minerals,
including the purchase and sale thereof, with full power to do any act or
thing necessary, incident to or demand
advisable ln connection therewith.
To purchase, acquire, hold, tease, Dond,
mortgage, encumber, sell and convey
mines and mining claims, mining property and mining rights and privileges
of every kind and from any source of
title whatever, and also to locate, appropriate, claim and acquire by patent
or otherwise, mining claims and mining
rights and privileges, Including mill
sites and water rights, from the United
States Government,,and from any otner
political authority, In the manner provided by law.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, own,
hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey
real property and any Interest therein,
and to develop and improve the same
for its own use, or for sale to others,
and to deal in real estate for profit.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, ana
to own, lease, sell and convey timber
lands and limits, and to acquire, build,
operate, lease and sell saw mills, logging railroads and other means or facilities for lumber transportation, and to
engage ln the logging and lumber business, and to do any act or thing thereto
incidental, or deemed necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
To charter, hire, build, purchase, or
otherwise acquire, lease, maintain, operate, sell and dispose of steamboats,
barges, tugs, ships and other vessels,
and to employ same in the conveyance
of passengers, malls and merchandise ot
all kinds; and to engage in the transportation business as a common carrier;
and to acquire, build, maintain, improve,
manage, operate, sell and otherwise deal
in wharves, piers, docks and landings.
To purchase, hold, lease, encumber,
pledge, mortgage, sell and transfer personal property and choses in action of
every kind and description.
To negotiate, purchase or otherwise
acquire, discount, sell, endorse and deal
in mortgages, stocks, bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, warrants, and other
securities, bills of exchange, and other
evidences of indebtedness.
To acquire, purchase, plat, tease, sen,
encumber, convey, or otherwise dispose
of townsites or towns and lots, blocks
and subdivisions thereof, including the
right to enter townsites on public lands,
and to obtain title thereto according to
To acquire, construct, equip, lease and
operate trams, tramways, waggon roads,
highways and private thoroughfares, and
any other device or equipment for the
handling of ores or minerals, and of
supplies used in connection with mining
or the reduction of minerals.
To acquire, build, equip und operate
railway terminals, spurs, switches, side
tracks and other appurtenances, and to
operate engines, cars and other equipment thereon by any kind of motive
power and to charge and collect compensation therefor. „
To construct and operate canals,
flumes and ditches, and to conduct the
business of furnishing a water supply
for domestic, manufacturing and other
purposes, and to collect and enforce
tolls, rentals and other charges therefor.
To acquire, construct, equip and operate power plants, and plants to manufacture and develop electricity for light
and power and other useful purposes,
and to sell and supply the same to other
persons and corporations, and to charge
and collect tolls and rentals therefor,
and to apply fori purchase, or otherwise
acquire and own water records, and to
acquire and operate the business of a
power company.
To accept and acquire franchises, ana
to own, operate, utilize, sell and dispose of the same.
To exercise the right of eminent domain for any corporate purpose.
To buy, sell, barter, exchange and deal
in all kinds of goods, wares and merchandise, both at wholesale and retail.
To buy and sell ores and gold dust
and minerals in any form, and to deal
in the same as merchandise or for profit.
To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, pledge, sell, dispose of, and deal in the bonds and stocks
of this or other corporations, with full
power to vote such stock at corporate
meetings, either by its officers or by
proxy, and to exercise every act and
power of ownership, therein by law permitted.
To receive consignments and to sell
goods on what ls known as a brokerage
or commission basis.
To do business on commission, and to
act as agent or attorney for other persons or corporations in any business
which this corporation might transact
for itself.
To acquire, construct and operate telephone and telegraph lines, and to receive and collect tolls, charges and rentals therefor.
To acquire by application, entry, purchase or otherwise, and to own, lease,
operate, sell and convey patents and
patent rights, copyrights, trade marks,
and licenses for any and all kinds of
inventions, devices and Improvements.
To borrow money, and to give security
therefor upon the property of the corporation by mortgage, pledge or otherwise, and to issue bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, or other evidences of
indebtedness, and to negotiate, endorse,
discount, transfer and deal in the same.
To loan money to other persons or
corporations, either as principal, agent
or broker and to negotiate loans and to
collect compensation therefor, and to receive and enforce security for the payment of the same by mortgage, pledge
or otherwise.
To do any act or thing in any manner connected with or deemed advisable
in the conduct of any business herein
recited or that may be necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
This corporation Is also formed to
transact business, and may execute any
and all of the powers herein mentioned,
outside of the State of Washington, ana
particularly In the Province of British
Columbia and elsewhere in tlta Dominion
of Canada, and wherever its interests or
business operations may require or render it advisable.
X Husk and      J
*   The Drama. J
Victoria Theatre.
The only dramatic offering of the'
week has been Sis Hopkins, designated a picturesque pastoral play.
The title part was cleverly sustained
by Miss Rose Melville, who has attained considerable notoriety jn this
play during the last eight or ten
years. Miss Melville's support wa.s
on the whole very good. J. T. Ray,
in the part of Obediah Odium was
particularly clever. Mr. Ray is more
than note worthy as an eccentric
comedian of the Charles Collet type,
the play is well worth seeing—once.
The London Bioscope.
Clifford Denliam has been to the
fore this week with his London Bioscope entertainment, giving two
shows every evening since Monday.
The firm are all new and are consequently very distinct. The subjects
• are mostly humorous and are well selected. The Theatre orchestra is in
evidence the whole of the time and
Mr. Griffiths, the well known local
baritone, sings a number of illustrated songs. Of the latter, however,
it is only fair to say that they would
be more appropriately rendered if the
singer took a little more pains to familiarize himself with them. Mr.
' Griffiths has a splendid voice and as
a rule is a most acceptable singer,
but there is a knack in singing illustrated songs which he has not yet
Little Johnny Jones.
"Little Johnny Jones," George M.
Cohan's phenomenal musical comedy,
ot, as several dramative reviewers
have captioned it, "musical melodrama," which has been such a tremendous hit wherever presented for
the past two seasons, will come to the
Victoria Theatre on Monday, Nov.
30th, and, judging from the advance
sale reported, "Little Johnny Jones'"
popularity is just as great in this city
as it is all over the country. Practically the entire original cast will
interpret "Little Johnny Jones" here.
Lion and Mouse.
The firm favor held throughout the
entire country by Charles Klein's
great American drama, "The Lion
and the Mouse," has placed it upon
an equal plane of popularity with
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," and "The Old
Homestead" for the good principles
made bare in the true-to-life teachings, "The Lion and the Mouse"
deals with a topic that has the seri-
bus consideration of men in the business world of the present and appeals
to every noble-minded woman through
the constancy of Mrs. Ryder toward
her stormy, money-mad husband, who
is shown the error of his ways by a
sincere young authoress. The effect
of his softening is obvious as it illustrates to Ryder the joys of love from
home, rather than money and power,
and shows the public how much suffering could have been heaped upon
the Ryder household had not Mrs.
Ryder been the good sort she was in
remaining true to her vows through
the many brain storms of her spouse.
Her reward was well worth the few
reproaches of the man who had
thought of nothing but money, and its
getting. In considering a comparison it is but a fair compliment to the
public to assume that this great
drama will outlive the profitable existence of the two mentioned older
Henry B. Harris sends what has
been said to be the best company yet
seen in "The Lion and the Mouse"
to the Victoria Theatre Tuesday, December 1, for one night only. The
sale of seats opens at io a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28th.
Madame Nordica Sang and Portland
Enjoyed a Musical Treat.
A tremendous ovation was accorded
Mme. Nordica at the Armory yesterday, it being her lirst visit here since
she sang with the San Carlo Opera
Company over a year ago. Great
floral wreaths of Portland roses and
hugh bouquets of carnations and lillies were given the diva, who gracefully  took them  all  and  bowed  her
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delight at each and every applauder.
So prolonged was the applause at her
coming, it seemed as if she never
would begin her selections. Nor did
she hurry to break the wave of resounding approval, but smiled and
smiled, until it subsided. Then she
began to sing out her very soul, with
a voice which seemed to grow more
glorious at each return to the west.
No more fitting setting for her great
beauty and wonderful gifts could have
been provided than the New York
Symphony Orchestra under Walter
Damrosch's direction, and the organization to a man invoked all the
mythical muses to aid it in depicting
the wonderful allegories contained in
the music.—From Evening Telegram
of Portland, Oregon, June 2, 1908.
The New Grand.
The chief attraction at the New
Grand this week is Douglas A. Flint
in a one-act comedy entitled "The
Mixers." It is an intensely amusing
•little sketch and Mr. Flint's support
is good. Miss Alice Degarmo has
an exceedingly clever gymnastic act
which makes equal demands on her
skill and her nerve. The Booth Gordon-trio are very entertaining in their
novelty bicycle act, being, however,
neither better nor worse than others
who have been seen here recently;
Amelia Mazette sings and dances
passably and Pain & Lee do the same
thing comically. The moving pictures are as good as ever and perhaps a little better than usual, whilst
Thomas J. Price continues to bloom
like the Springtime Roses of which
he sings.
A most novel feature will head the
bill for next week. It is Prof. Patterson's bronzed living statuary, one
man and three women compose the
company and they all pose as bronze
statues, the effect being remarkable.
These models wear no tights, the
bronze being applied direct to their
persons. There is no suggestion of
immodesty in the spectacle, since the
poses are held with rigid fidelity and
tliere is little hint of flesh and blood
in the glistening, polished and metalic
surfaces of their bodies. Two of the
three women are almost ideal in their
physical proportions, having long,
slender limbs and not too much
roundness. Two old favorites will return after a long absence in the persons of Jas. J. and Myra Davis Dow-
ling, who will present their new
sketch, "A Snap Shot"; Herbert Cyril,
"the English Johnnie," is described
as. "the man who made all London
sing his songs"; the Two Ingrams,
are novelty jugglers; Johnnie Fields,
Jr., is a comedian and monologist;
Thos. J. Price will sing "Big Chief
JBattleaxe," and new moving pictures
will be "The Perjurers" and "Noisy
To My Lady Fair.
Oh! would that I could paint the glorious  show
And soft transcendant beauty of thy
Alas!  to Life, not Art, I needs must gp,
To comprehend  the wonder of such
On my poor eyes thy splendour shines
too strong—
Clogged as they are with earth's mortality-
Yet would I  gaze  both fervently ana
Feasting my eyes upon thy purity.
Tfte soft silk-worm I fain I could but
That  throughout  life hoards up  Its
precious thread;
And, dying, sheds its wealth so noiselessly,
To  make a covering for my  ladys
Perchance, when I am laid beneath the
grass,        ,
Some day upon my grave your tears
may rain;
Then I shall feel them, dearest, 'ere you
And know, at last, I have not lived
in vain.
- —Arthur V. Kenah.
Roads, Streets and Sidewalks at Prince
Prince Rupert.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tenders for the construction of plank
streets and walks at Prince Rupert,
B.C.," will be received by the Hon. Chiel
Commissioner of Lands and Works up
to and including Wednesday, the 9th
day of December; 1908, for constructing
236,000 square feet of plank roadway
and 112,000 square feet of plank walks,
at Prince Rupert, B.C., including the
necessary grading and close cutting.
Plans, specifications, and. forms 01
contract and tender can be seen by
intending tenderers, on and after the
21st day of November, 1908, at the offlce
of the undersigned, Lands and Works
Department, Victoria, B.C.; at the offlce of the Government Agent, Prince
Rupert, B.C.; at the office of Mr. James
H. Bacon, Harbour Engineer, Prince
Rupert, B.C.; at the offlce of the Qovernment Agent, New Westminster, B.C.;
and at the offlce of Mr. R. J. Skinner,
Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver, B.C;
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered bank of anada,
made payable to the order of the Chief
Commissioner, in the sum of fifteen
hundred ($1,600) dollars, which shall be
forfeited if the party tendering decline,
or neglect, to enter into contract and
satisfactory bond when called upon to
do so.
An accepted bank cheque, or guarantee bond, ln the sum of fifteen thousand
($15,000) . dollars, as security for the
faithful performance and completion of
the work will be required.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, accompanied by the above mentioned cheque, and enclosed ln the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner is not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 17th November, 1908.
Nov. 21.
E. R. Ricketts, Lessee and Manager.
The undesirable citizen continues
to throw banana and orange peels on
the streets and sidewalks, and many
accidents result from this bad practice. In one instance, last year, a
young man fell, hurting his knee so
badly that his leg had to be amputated. Here is a chance for the
authorities to start a very real reform.
I. M. Gaites Presents G. M. Cohan's
Phenomenal Musical Comedy
Music Laughter Girls
Prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
Box Oflice opens  10 a.m.  Friday,
November, 27th.
Mr. Cutter—What's that you just
put under your pillow, Ethel?
Mrs. Cutter—A piece of Mrs. Thry-
cewed's divorce cake. I'm going to
dream on it!
Henry B. Harris Presents the Greatest Dramatic Success of the
By Charles Klein, author ot
"The Music Master."
Same Clever Cast as Here Before.
Prices—50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
Box Office opens 10 a.m., Saturday,
November 28th.
Christmas Healths will soon Be Drank
For this you want the best ancl purest. Having been in business for
over twenty years, we are in a position to guarantee our Wines and
Liquors to be the oldest and best procurable in the city. A few of
our brands:
BLUE FUNNEL SCOTCH, per bottle  $1.25
JAMAICA RUM, per bottle $1.00 and 75c
FRENCH COOKING BRANDY, per quart $1.00
LYONS SPANISH PORT, per bottle $1.50, $1.25, and $1.00
CALIFORNIA PORT, per bottle  75c and 50c
AMONTILLADO SHERRY, per bottle $1.50, $1.25, and $1.00
CALIFORNIA SHERRY, per bottle 75c and 50c
CALIFORNIA CLARET, per bottle 50c and 35c
FRENCH CLARET, per bottle ..50c and 35c
OLD FRENCH CLARET, per bottle $1.00 and 75c
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What is the most awkward
time for a train to start?
12:50; as it is ten to one
you don't catch her.
Because it is the only restaurant in the city which
employs all white cooks and everything is the best
quality, dishes served up daintily, at reasonable price.   *
W. S. D. Smith, Proprietor.
645 YATES ST., Victoria, B.C.
Your Xmas
Expects to be well cooked.
It will he and at little expense and less trouble if
you purchase a good
Gas Range
Why not visit our showrooms and select one of our
fine Gas Cookers for a
Christmas gift for your wife?
Victoria Gas Company, Limited
Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
Write me for 1908
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(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONB 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B. C.


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