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The Week
With which is incorporated
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A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
ol. XI, No. 11-Eleventh Year
Victoria, B.C., Canada, April 26, 1913
5c. a copy, $2.00 a year .;
"No policy will be satisfactory to the people of Britisb
I Columbia which does not include a substantial and prompt
Navy League Platform
";*> IX months ago the Navy League hauled down its flag; at any
rate it was hauled down. The obsession was temporary, and
once more it floats at the top of the mast, "A Fleet Unit on
le'Pacific Coast." This has always been the policy of the League,
pd at no time would an appeal to the members have failed to secure
i endorsation. The flag has not only been hoisted but nailed to the
last, and will remain there until the wish is consummated. At a
lecial meeting of the Executive of the Federated Navy League of
Tritish Oolumbia held on Wednesday night a definite platform was
l/eed upon, or perhaps, to put it more correctly, the platform of
le League was more positively defined.     Henceforth the platform
-omes a part of the constitution, and no question can arise as to the
|*itude of the League on any of the important questions dealt with.
he Week is in entire accord with this presentment, which is in,the
liture of a manifesto. It is an absolutely independent declaration,
litinged by political considerations, and as a matter of fact, embrac-
|g some of the principles advocated by both political parties. The
Peek commends it with confidence not only to the members of the
league but to the careful consideration of the general public, believ-
Ig that it will form a common rallying ground where all conflicting
lews can be harmonized for the furtherance of a great National
Id Imperial project. The Navy League platform is as follows:
Inasmuch as the Navy League has consistently advocated:—
Control of the Imperial Fleet by the British Admiralty in
time of war or on threat of war; Immediate and effective aid to
meet an emergency; Some voice in Imperial Councils for the contributing Dominions; The encouraging of ship-building in Canada;
And inasmuch as the proposals now before the House are iu accord with its policy on these points:
The Navy League is in favour of the present proposals as far
as they are known at this.date, reserving to itself the right to
Criticize the permanent policy whieh the Premier has promised to
submit to the country, should it be found not to contain provision
for other matters which the League has persistently advocated,
among them the establishment of a Fleet Unit based on the Pacific
Coast and the construction of  ' Braving Docks,
The European Imbroglio
ATEST press despatches dealing with the fall of Scutari are of
a somewhat alarmist character. Indeed, the synopsis of a message which Austria-Hungary is reported to have presented to
i Great Powers demanding the cession of Scutari by the Montene-
tns, or in the alternative its enforced occupation by an Austro-Hun-
jrian army, if it is to be believed, is both significant and ominous.
he Week ventures to doubt the correctness of this report.   Such
JMsages are not sent by one Great Power to another; at any rate
fey are couched in more diplomatic language. There is no doubt that
lice Austria controls Albania, it is desirous of seeing Soutari bene the 'capital, but there is hardly any other reason why it would
1 likely to adopt the extreme measures indicated by the reported
| eat. The Montenegrins have on their side the right of conquest and
llsession.   There is an almost universal consensus of opinion that
| y deserve to retain what they have so hardly won. They have been
| most prominent factor in the Balkan war; they set out with the
| cifio intention of capturing Scutari both for a capital and a port.
pre are no legitimate grounds on which it can be denied them. In
fe of threats it is hardly likely that Austria will go the length of
■agonizing Eussia and forcing its threat down the throats of the
livers, and that is what persistence in its present attitude would
Ikn. While the problem is not an easy one to solve, and while it will
1 uire all the arts of diplomacy to avert renew hostilities, it is
I dly likely that the influence of the Great Powers, whicii has been
nightily felt throughout the conflict, will prove unable to find some
llition to satisfy the national pride of the Montenegrins, and at the
p time soothe the susceptibilities of Austria.
President Wilson's Diplomacy
RESIDENT WILSON's first opportunity of exercising his
diplomatic powers has arisen in connection with the burning
question of land settlement in California.    The State Legis-
ire is considering a land bill which would discriminate openly and
.Sctly against Japanese land-holders.   The Japanese Government
Se a dignified protest. Influential Ameriean merchants in Japan
orsed it.-   Sober public opinion in the States began to question
wisdom of antagonizing a friendly Power with which the Govnm-
. ment had important commercial treaties; and finally, on reviewing
the situation, President Wilson made a timely protest through
Governor Johnson, which was couched in moderate, reasonable language. Unfortunately, whilst disavowing any wish to create an international difficulty, the Governor reiterated the intention of his Legislature to carry the bills through in their original form. On receiving
this reply, President Wilson again communicated his desire that the
proceedings in the local Legislature be delayed until the Secretary of
State should reach California and discuss the international aspects of
the question. And there the matter rests, at present. It is one of
the most profound interest, and raises for the first time in definite
form one of the most acute phases of the Oriental question, a question
which, sooner or later, will have to be faced and a decision arrived
at, either to exclude Orientals entirely or to admit them on equal
terms with other citizens of the country. ' There is no middle course,
because it is inconceivable, and it has already been clearly demonstrated that Japan is too proud a nationto sit down under disabilities
imposed because of nationality or race. And tbat is the "raison
d'etre" of the proposed legislation. It is not necessary to speculate
as to what Japan will do if the proposed course is persisted.in. The
most obvious thing would be the repudiation of all commercial
treaties. That, however, would be but the first step. The placing of
a ban upon a world power for racial reasons is a course so drastic
as to attract universal attention, and to raise the most serious problem with which the Powers could possibly be confronted. It is easy
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enough to speculate as to what can be done by human law in restricting on the one hand or safeguarding on the other the right* and privileges of nations. It is entirely a different matter to speculate as to
what can be and is being effected by the evolution of natural law
which is flinging the nations of the world, regardless of race or colour,
into one great crucible to evolve—what, That is the problem.
71 Great Councillor
AMONG the great financiers who havo distinguished themselves
in tho service of the Empire, one of the most notable is Sir
Guy Douglas Arthur Fleetwood Wilson, K.C.B., K.C.M.G.,
G.C.I.E., who is just completing his term of five years ns Financo
Member of tho Supremo Council of India. Sir Guy has had a great
career, for in addition to being Vico-Presidont of the Legislative
Council of India, he has at different times acted as Private Secretary
to a number of our most important public men, including Sir Charles
Rivers Wilson, tho Rt. Hon. W. H. Smith, and Sir Henry Campbell-
Bannerman. He distinguished himself specially as financial adviser
to Lord Kitchener, when the latter was acting as Commander-in-
Chief in South Africa in 1901, for which he received a medal. He
was Assistant-Under-Secretary of State for War in 1808, and hns
been Director-General of Army Finance since 1904. Sir Guy came
into the limelight on the occasion of tlie attempted assassination of
the Viceroy. When the Viceroy was carried wounded and insensible
from the carriage. Sir Guy Wilson took his place and completed the
official parade. He has rounded up a brilliant lifetime of service
ty placing the finances of India in a bettor condition than they have
ever been in before. In presenting his report lie was able to speak
of unusual prosperity and a rate of development with which it is
almost impossible for the business machinery of the country to Jceep
pace. In spite of the heavy loss of revenue due to tho prohibition
of the export of opium, his Budget showed that it was possible to meet
all expenses, including thoso on tho new cnpital at Delhi, -viihout increasing taxes. Perhaps the best test of the prosperity of the Dependency is shown in the enormous increase of railway earnings, which
during the year advanced $20,000,000. Such a report and such
specific statements will sound strangely to those who have not been in
a position to follow the trend of events in India and have been led by
an ill-informed alien press to regard it as a country of seething sedition and a thorn in the side of the Empire. Sir Guy Wilson's report
shows that India is in no sense behind the times, but that thanks t6';?.
the capable administration of men of his character and calibre, it it; -
rapidly emerging from the conditions which caused so much anxiety'' '■
less than twenty-five years ago, and lining up with the progressiyeivi
countries of the world. It may be permitted to express the hope that ■
a man of such a distinguished career as Sir Guy Wilson, possessing' '
the instincts of statesmanship and still in the prime of life, for he is |
only sixty-two, may yet be called upon to serve his sovereign and' ■ ,f
country in an even higher sphere. *•*.
The Dollar Mark
IT is only a few weeks since Sir Richard McBride On the invitation of the President and Faculty of Berkeley University .waited that seat of learning and delivered an address to the graduates. The key note of that address was the practical side of education
nnd much of it was taken up with a disquisition on the splendid Uni- V
versity which is to be provided by the Government of British Colum- !,f
bia and the policy which is to be followed in arranging for the various* '.
facilities. The point which Sir Richard made was that this is a new:;
province, that we live in an age of pioneer work;   that everyone is, ]Y'
anxious to "get on," and that the chief aim of the university would.
be to enable men to "get on" and to equip them practically for the
business of life. The address attracted much attention and not a little
comment. Sir Richard would be the last to resent the criticism that
in the United States of all countries it is unnecessary to emphasize
the importance of "getting on," and it is conceivable that an address
directed to an elucidation of some of the evil results of "getting on",
too fast would not have been at all out of place.   Among thoughtful   >
men everywhere the cry is that  in America the dollar mark is on
everything, even on brains.     There is only1 too much reason to fear  \
that Canada may follow along the same lines. It is not a little signi- s
Scant that President Wesbrook in his first interview with a British
Columbia newspaper should have insisted on the same feature as Sir
Richard, and have devoted most of the interview to an amplification'1, >'
of his idea of how the instruction at the University was to be made
most practical.   Probablv this phase of the education question has   '
been accentuated 'yt the President by his many years' residence in f*
the States, a circumstance which will increase the regret already expressed by many British Columbians that it was found necessary to
go south of the line for a President, and that it was not possible to
find one who combined Canadian and British training with his Cana-.','
dian birth.     However, President Wesbrook will be judged by his
work, and it is only permissible to hope that the undue importance!   .';,
which he has seen fit to attach to what he somewhat euphemistically,/',
calls the practical side of education, but what in reality is the material ■''•
side, is not to be taken as evidence that no room will be found foi>   .:
training in the higher branches. There is no doubt that the British. '$
Columbia University will turn out many clever men who will become
millionaires—even the American universities have been able to do
that; but it will never be able to challenge comparison with the "seats  !
of learning," nor will it ever attain to the high standard which its. ;
magnitude and wealth should ensure, if the policy of the Board of
Governors is to be stamped with the dollar mark.    - ■
eiive Phillipps Wolley Resigns
AFTER serving seven years as President of tho Victoria &
Esquimalt Branch of the Navy League, Mr. Olive Phillipps
Wolley has tendered his resignation. The Committee has no
alternative but to accept it, with genuine regret, for Mr. Wolley
has been not merely the leader of the movement, but the creator ot
the Navy League as it exists today in Britisli Columbia. This is not ■
to belittle the work done in the earlier stages of its existence some
twenty years ago, but under the vigorous conduct of Mr. Wolley the ,
League has taken on a new lease of life, and has not only become >
itself a powerful factor in moulding Canadian opinion on naval ques- "\
tions, but has been the means of establishing half a dozen other
branches in the Province. Mr. Wolloy has been the prime mover
in all this work; both on the platform and in the press he has been a
power, for few men in the Dominion are more highly gifted than he.
He writes with the accuracy of a scholar, the distinction of a stylist "
and tho enthusiasm of a zealot. He speaks with the conviction and
force of a crusader; his leaflets and pamphlets have been circulated
throughout the Dominion, and many of his articles have been printed
in English papers and magazines. He is the recognized authority in
Canada on all matters connected with the work of the Navy League,
and the only circumstance which reconciles those who are devoted
to the same cause to his resignation is the fact that he still retains
the Presidency of the Federated Branches of thc League in British
Columbia. His relinquishment of the Victoria presidency is a fitting occasion on which to pay some tribute to the splendid work he
has done, and the enormous sacrifices of time and money which he has
made in the interests of the cause. In the opinion of The Week that
tribute should take some practical form, for never was substantial
recognition better deserved by a disinterested, whole-hearted public
Dowler Committee Report
AS expected, the Committee of Investigation into tbe charges
brought against Mr. Dowler, tho City Clerk, by tbe Mayor,
has resulted in a verdict of "Not Proven," and his reinstatement follows. Of the many bad breaks which Mayor Morley has
made, this is, from the standpoint of good taste and British fair play
the worst. Simmered down, it simply amounts to this that because
the City Clerk declined to treat the Mayor as a social equal out of
business hours, and because he was unable to disguise his contempt for: •
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a man who would extend the glad hand and at the same time stab him
behind the back, a number of silly charges were trumped up against
' Him, not one of which, if proved, could furnish the slightest justification for suspension or dismissal. Such charges preferred against a
man of Mr. Dowler's position, and one who for nearly a quarter of a
■ century has served the eity honourably, become supremely ridiculous,
and one can only wonder that the members of the Committee were
willing to sit through a number of almost interminable sessions to
investigate such trivialities.   It is difficult to find .suitable language
j in which to characterize the unmanly conduct of the Mayor, who in
' this matter at least has shown himself to be entirely devoid of human
feeling and capable of resorting to the meanest expedients to vent his
spleen upon a publio servant who refused to kow-tow to hiin. Whatever Mr. Morley and his supporters may say, this is how the public
will view tho matter. His conduct is so inexplicable in any responsible person that there are grave reasons for suggesting that the next
Committee of Enquiry will be to investigate his accountability for his
public actions.
The Weekly Half-Holiday
PROBABLY The Week ought to feel honoured in being singled
out as the only paper in Victoria which has not given a wholehearted support to the project for securing a weekly half-holiday for employees in the retail stores. It seems strange that the
Secretary should have felt called upon to adopt sueh a course in view
of the fact that on the leaflet distributed at the* meeting a favourable
opinion from The Week was quoted, and further that last Saturday's
• ■■■ issue contained an editorial supporting the movement.  However, the
sequel only shows how superficial appreciation is. The Week is, and
always has been, a strong supporter of all measures seeking the
amelioration of the condition of any section of employees. Probably
the Secretary of the Retail Employees Organization, being a newcomer, does not know that The Week has for nearly ten years persistently fought the cause of shop employees, and especially shop
girls, and that its advocacy of measures for their comfort, has cost
it many thousands of dollars in advertising. Be that as it may, The
Week stands ready for a weekly half-holiday, and believes that it
should be granted. It does not see any argument against it, since
most classes of workmen already enjoy it. It is not yet, however, convinced that it should be on Saturday, as the public convenience and
not the will of the employees must in such a matter be the first consideration. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. If the organization is able to induce a sufficient number of storekeepers to give
■ Saturday afternoon a trial, the public will quickly show whether they
'   are in favour of it or not; and that must be the final test.   Mr.
Hawthornthwaite naturally viewed it from another standpoint, and
urged that the holiday should be procured by legislation. When the
organization has completed' its work and not only secured a half-holiday but an eight-hour day apd increased wages for an underpaid
class of workers, the true inwardness of the weekly half-holiday
movement will be understood; possibly not before.
The Songhees Settlement
ON Sunday last Mr. J. S. H. Matson, the proprietor of the
Colonist, adopted the somewhat unusual course of making a
personal explanation in the columns of his own paper. This
is ft departure from journalistic custom which is open to criticism,
and which can only be justified by special circumstances. In this
case the circumstances were special, and the treatment to which Mr.
' Matson has been subjected by the Victoria Times extremely uiiusual.
There are circumstances, not political, which would place the Times
in a very bad light if they were fully explained, but since Mr. Matson
* has not seen fit to refer to them, perhaps it is as well to let sleeping
dogs lie. He has been forced to adopt the course which he finally
selected, not to set himself right in the eyes of the public—that was
unnecessary—but to remove the last excuse for continued abuse and
vituperation in connection with a transaction which was carried out
to the satisfaction of the Government and the public and which paved
the way for negotiations which have already brought about tbe mo3ii
important development ever undertaken in Victoria. No one, not
even those persons responsible for the disgraceful articles whicU
have appeared in the Times, believes that if Mr. Matson received
and retained for his own enjoyment the whole of the $75,000 paid to
him by the Government, it was a dollar too much. But when
it is made clear that he ultimately retained not more than $30,000
the contention of the Times becomes not merely ridiculous, but dis-
' honest. It cannot affect to disbelieve Mr. Matson's statement, nor
indeed does it do so; it knows better. It knows that any honest man
would confirm the figures which he quoted. It knows that any one of
the three gentlemen named by Mr. Matson, although all of them
strong political opponents and one of them its own editor, would have
to confirm what he had said. It therefore once more side-steps thc
issue; shifts its attack from Mr. Matson to the Government, and by so
doing practically abandons the field. It is a singular thing, or at least
it would be singular in connection with any paper than that controlled
by the Hon. William Templeman, that after abusing and insulting
the proprietor of a rival journal in the manner it has for upwards
of a year, it should, when the last shadow of a'pretext has been
abolished, admit that it has no case against the man it has been attacking, but that its case is against the Government. Its admission
shows that it is in desperate straits, because the case against the
Government was demolished by the Premier at the last session of
Parliament. The case against Mr. Matson is now practically withdrawn. Certainly The Week holds no brief for the Colonist or its
proprietor, but it shares the contempt of all fair-thinking men for an
attack so ill-advised, so insincere and so dishonest; an attack which
in face of the offer recently made, is admitted even by its promoters
to have had no foundation as against the person attacked.
The Sooke Contract
AFTER a year's delay, for which the City Council is responsible, the Water Commissioner, acting on the advice of the
engineer, has taken over the Sooke contract, and by so doing
relieved a difficult situation, which had become almost an "impasse."
Perhaps it is of little use saying that if the Council had been wise
: enough to accept Mr,. Wynne Meredith's report a year ago, much time
and money would have been saved. But although he repeatedly urged
that the contract be taken out of the hands of the contractors, the
members of the Council were only too glad to accept any pretext for
delaying their final decision. It would always have been better to
stop the contractors and stand the chances of litigation than to allow
an important public work to he played with. The strongest condemnation of the action of the Council is the fact that after all they have
heen obliged to fall back on the Esquimalt Waterworks Company to
help them out of their dilemma. As matters stand the city is assured
of an adequate water supply as soon as.the connection with the Goldt
stream main is completed. But it is also true that this supply will
cost at the rate of six cents per thousand gallons, whereas the Water
Commissioner's estimate is that the Sooke water will ultimately cost
only one cent per thousand. The difference represents part of the
cost to the city of the Council's mistake. Hereafter it is to be hoped
that there will be no further attempt to patch up matters. The best
way to complete the work would be for the city to carry it on under
the general direction of a competent engineer. He would take his
general instructions from Mr. Wynne Meredith,jind the water Commissioner would have sole direction of the whole enterprise. The
less the Council has to do with it the better.
Social Service Commission
IN the correspondence columns of the current issue will be found
two letters from the Rev. William Stevenson, Secretary of the
Social Service Commission. Mr. Stevenson very properly takes
exception to some remarks which were made by "Hornet" in last
week's issue of this paper. Those remarks were based on a statement
which appeared in the daily press and which The Week had every
reason to believe was correct, especially as there was a reporter present representing the paper which published the statement. Since
that paper has withdrawn tho statement and apologized for its remarks, The Week also expresses regret that it was misled, and thereby induced to make comments which would not have been made if tho
facts had not heen misrepresented. The Week has previously
written on the subject of the Social Service League, has spoken highly
of its personnel and endorsed its general programme, so it cannot for
a moment.be considered other than friendly in its attitude. At the
same time it urges the Commission to be more explicit in announcing
its intentions. This does not necessarily mean that all the details
of its programme should be published in advance, which, of course,*
would neutralize its efforts, but it would strengthen its own position
and its claim on public confidence if it authorized its secretary to
make it clear that no "sleuth" work of any kind is contemplated.
The reporter may have been technically wrong in his announcement
of the decision to undertake this class of work, but it is an open
secret that emissaries of reform organizations in the city have within
the last few weeks made themselves exceedingly obnoxious to respectable persons who frequent oui' restaurants. They have intruded on
the privacy of supper parties, and have rudely stared into the faces of
people who occupy as respectable a position in the city as the members of the Civil Service Commission or any other reform organization. Such conduct is odious, and will not be tolerated by the citizens
of a free country. If none of these men have been employed by the
Social Service Commission that organization cannot too quickly repudiate their conduct, at the same time making it clear that no such
methods would be tolerated. Mr. Stevenson should also remember
that there are members of the Social Service Commission who have
figured prominently as amateur detectives in the past, before the
Commission was formed. It is a pity that any such should have
been included in the new organization, and this circumstance had
probably some weight in colouring the report which was given in the
daily press. The Week is not afraid of any programme which is endorsed by. BishofS* McDonald, Dean Doull, or any pf the gentlemen
mentioned in Mr. Stevenson's letter. They are incapable of sanctioning freakish methods. What is most to be feared is the irresponsible
action of other members of the Commission.
An Appeal to Men
THE attention'of the readers of The Week is called to a small
poster which has been nailed on the telegraph poles and scattered through the city. A copy of it is printed in the current issue. It is possibly a mistake to give it this added publicity,
but it would be a greater mistake to allow the matter to pass without
comment. The Week is informed that it emanates from the Socialist camp, and in any event it accords with views which have been
expressed by members of the Socialist party in Victoria. Its chief
advantage lies in the fact that it is such a definite, clear-cut and
uncompromising attack upon any form of militarism, even that form
under which a man is trained to defend his home and family. The
public cannot too well understand the dangerous and pernicious'doctrines which form a part of the Socialist propaganda. The attempt of
this organization to make mon forget their duty both to home and
counry has been well offset by the spirit of patriotism which has been
aroused throughout the Empire during the last*$few years, and especially by the splendid development of the Boy Scout and Cadet movements, which are growing in popularity every day and which have
already attained such proportions as to guarantee that those of the
future generation will be both men and soldiers.
The Visiting Dreadnaught
IN a few months time the "New Zealand" will visit Esquimalt.
This,the first Dreadnaught contributed by the little country at the
Antipodes to the Imperial Navy, is now in southern waters,
and after visiting all New Zealand ports whicii can be entered will
cross the Pacific and anchor at Esquimalt. The Federated Navy
League of British Columbia has instructed its President to communicate with the Government of New Zealand and ask if permission will
be granted to hold a levee on board at which all the members of the
different branches of the Navy League in the Provinee could foregather. It is to be hoped that permission will be granted, for such a
function would not only he thoroughly enjoyable, but would have an
educational value and do much to further the interests of the Navy
League and of Imperial Naval Defence. The "New Zealand" will be
the first Dreadnaught to visit these waters, and will, no doubt, be an
object of great interest to the  general public.
403-404 Central Building VICTORIA, B. C.
Inside the City Limits
LOTS $1,000,   $250 CASH. Phone 3235
Ship for Sale
By Tender
The Vancouver Navy League is prepared to reoetve tenders for the purchase
of the S.8. Egeria:
1st. As. she now lays ln Vancouver
2nd. For the hull.
3rd.    For the engines and equipment.
The Egeria is a full-rigged composite
sloop of war, built for tne British Admiralty. She Is 160 feet long. 31 1-3
feet beam and 14 1-4 feet draught. Displacement, 940 tons. Her engines are of
700 horsepower. Speed under steam,
11 1-4 knots. She Is built of oak and
teak, copper-bottomed, and * Is In first
class condition.
For further particulars apply to Capt.
Eddie, Empire Building, Hastings St.,
Vancouver, B. C. or on after April 21st
on the ship.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to 6 p.m., Monday, May
Bth, 1913.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily
T. B. JTOXAir,
Frettdent of th* Luru«.
445 Granville St., Vancouver, B. O.
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Hotel Washington
Headquarters (ot tilt Automobile
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Located at the corner of Second
Avenue aiid Stewart Street. A
minute's walk from the bulimia
and shopping centre of the olty.
AU outside rooms and strlotly
fireproof. Street cars pass the |
door. Auto 'bus meets all trains
and bpats.
First-class Cafe under the su-i
pervlslon of the hotel manage-]
"A Homelike Place"
J. K. DAVIS, Proprietor 1
carnival weeuoo. 4 to 9,1913
Sands & Fulton, Ltd.
1515 Quadra St.       Phone 330J
Lady Attendant
I. Samuel McCullough, of Royal Oal
South Saanich, ln the Province ot Briti!
Columbia, give notice that on the 20I
day of May, 1913, t Intend to apply f
the Water Commissioner at his office I
Victoria for a license to take and ul
one cubio foot of water per second frJ
stream on Section 87, Block 2, Lot 1
Bange 1, Bast Lake District, Province!
British Columbia, Plan No. 1373, ail
to form a reservoir for storage on thi
portion of Lot 11 lying within Seott j
80, Block 2, Bange 1, Bast, aforesaid.
The water ls to be taken from so..
reservoir and is to be used on Sectloi
86 and 87, Lake District, aforesaid f]
domestic purposes.
Dated   and  posted  this  17th  day
April, 1913.
ap  19 may
The most popular Autos this year.
Five-passenger, 32 h.p., electric lights and self-starter.   Blue finish.
Price f.o.b. Victoria.
A handsome six-passenger car, beautifully finished throughout. Electric lights, self-starter, grey body.       :-:      Price, f.o.b. Victoria,
"see Mclaughlins first"
Western Motor & Supply Co.
Showroom, 1003 View, corner Vancouver St., Victoria, B.C.
Horse Show
May 1,2 & 3
Under auspices
Entries will be taken by Secretary George Sangster, Law Chambers, Bastion Street.   He also will furnish full particulars.
Box tickets on sale by ladies of the S. P. G. A., who have placed
them nt the following business houses: W. H. Wilkerson's   jewelry]
store, H.-L. Salmon's, View and Government Street; D. E. Campbell,
Campbell Block.
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TELEPHONE 2344 Victoria, B.C., April 26,1918
At The Street Corner
IN the spring a Lounger's fancy
does not lightly turn to love. On
■ the contrary, I find every year, about
this time that an increasingly large
number of people tackle me,' full of
"kicks" which, if rectified, will, in
their opinion, make the ensuing summer the best on record. I wonder how
Tennyson would have regarded the
fair spring time if he were perpetually being met by estimable gentlemen
who would persist in looking forward
to the long summer days with a
gloomy eye, unless such and such im-
ments were effected. "What we are
going to do, my boy, when the hot
weather comes, goodness only
knows!" says one. "Let's hope that
the coming summer won't be as dry
as the last," remarks another, "or
we shan't'get a bath more than once
a month in August." All of which
shows that spirit of cheerful optimism
which is, as everyone knows, the dis-
Itinguishing feature of every true born
On more than one occasion I have
been bitterly reproached to my face
for being a "knocker." I know that
there are mnny people who are convinced that this column is detrimental
to the city's interests because it lays
bare abuses whieh should not be advertised. In days of yore there lived
an enterprising gentleman who acquired the dignified nickname of
"Poliorcetes" owing to the skill and
ability which he displayed in taking
cities. I have ho doubt but that some
people there are who, if they knew
the Greek for it, would style me "the
knocker of cities." But what am I
to dot Some men are born 'iknockers"; others achieve "knocking,"
I but I have "knocking" thrust upon
I me, and meet it every day in the
1 week. SR
. A hardy old annual rose up to greet
I me at the end of last week. With
the advent of every spring and summer comes the perennial outcry
against the flower thieves. As a rule
this is limited to protests in the press
against the vandals who despoil the
public parks, but I am sorry to say
that now I have to refer to a more
serious aspect of the same thing. It is
well known that no law, human or
divine, has ever operated successfully
against boys who rob orchards. In
fact, there is a general feeling that
robbing orchards is not stealing. That
this is a wrong view to take, I do
not deny, but there it is, and few
people will, in their heart of hearts,
contend that this is not the general
attitude of the public in the matter
of fruit. When it comes to flowers,
however, I find no such unwritten
law. Climbing over a wall, or sneaking through a gate in order to purloin flowers and to drag up the roots
to see how they grow, leaving traces
as of a border raid over the garden,
is not 'to be oonfounded with the
time-honoured practice of orchard
robbing. Perhaps one reason for this
strange perversity in the publio outlook is to be found in the fact .that
flowers are, to a certain extent, public property, in that they give pleasure to many passers-by. Certain it
is.that the man who will stand the
loss of a few cherries or apples will
not countenance the destruction of
his prized flowers and I fancy that
now in the time for parents, and possibly, teachers to have a few heart to
heart talks with their budding offspring, taking for a text the Eighth
Commandment with special reference
to the "picking" of other people's
.*';/;■ Mt
I have greatly enjoyed reading in
the two loeal daily papers the eulogistic references which have been made
to Victoria and more especially the
paeons of praise whioh have risen to
high heaven in connection with the
lighting of the city in general and
Oak Bay in particular. And just as
I am walking about thinking how
fine it is to live in such a well-
lighted place, and perhaps ruminating
in my mind as to how much credit
this column may take for lighting improvements, whom should I run
against but an old friend of mine,
one who has on many occasions furnished me with valuable information,
''Lounger," he said, "do get after
the Council with respect to the lighting of the city, and make a special
reference to McClure Street." I
could see that my friend was excited;
his moustache bristled and, to use a
favourite expression of lady novelists
which I have never really understood,
his eyes snapped, I remember reading a book once where the hero's eyes
snapped three times in every chapter
and I got quite nervous about them.
However, pardon the digression, my
friend was wroth about the lighting
of McClure Street and though I do
not live in that neighbourhood myself,
I understand from him that conditions are bad. He tells me that there
is not a single light the length of
Cook to Vancouver and that, as
there are trees all down the street,
it affords shelter to various characters
who would bo of less detriment to the
oommunity if they were moving in a
perpetual flood of limelight. This
complaint I have pleasure in passing
on to the Streets Committee. In lieu
of lights a soft-slippered policeman
would be a valuable asset.
** .
Another matter which affects the
same Committee is the state of
Blanchard Street on the west side of
the Cathedral and down the hill which
leads into Collinson Street. I understand that some time ago a sidewalk
was promised, but that the sidewalk
is one of those for which His Satanic
Majesty has already found a use. I
notice that next to the fence bordering the Cathedral grounds is a wreckage of paving-stones and other debris
which is neither ornamental nor useful. The hill itself is covered with
sharp flints which cause excruciating
agony to the ladies who have to climb
it on their way to church. Somehow
when I looked at it the other day
there arose before my eyes a picture
in the copy of Bunyan's "Pilgrim's
Progress," which was oue of tho first
books I ever possessed of my own.
We are shown Christian surmounting the hill on the top of which stands
the Cross, and as he comes in sight
of it the burden falls from his shoulders and rolls down the hill. The way
of the Cross, we know, is beset with
thorns, but there is no need to make
the approach to the church a path of
martyrdom for ladies who wear thiu
IT was Billy.Peters who first said
that the twin sisters were scrumptious. As Billy was a twice the week
caller at the home of the Misses Ellen
and Mary Roy, it is to be presumed
that it meant something flattering.
The twins looked alike, and dressed
alike, and sang alike, and became sentimental each in the same way. Billy
didn't know which one he wanted.
Half the time he didn't know whicli
was Ellen, and the rest of the time he
didn't know whicii was Mary. Where
he escorted one, he escorted the other.
It was expensive. Billy began to run
into debt.
''This won't do," he decided. "I'll
get a photograph of each. Then I'll
go off by myself and decide which one
gets the prize.''
The Misses Roy gave tlieir photos
willingly. Billy took them home. He
sat down with a lead pencil to mark
them for identification.
"This one is—Hm! Why didn't I
let them autograph them? Which one
is this one ? Blessed if I know. Well,
we '11 mark this No. 1 and this No. 2.''
Next day Billy started on his vacation. He went to a quiet farmhouse.
The board was cheap and the quiet
gave him plenty of time to decide
his fate. He scanned the pictures in
the woodland, in the meadow, in the
fields, and in the orchard. Finally his
troubled soul was stilled. No. I's smile
was just a bit smilier than No. 2's.
"That's the one I'll marry," said
Billy Peters.
So he came home. He had decided
that he'd forthwith propose to No. 1.
Then his soul sickened. Which was
No. 1?
However, Billy was equal to a little
thing like that. He carried the photo
of No. 1 with him to the Roy home.
The twins entertained him in the parlor. Billy took the photo' from his
"Who's little face is this?" he
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The policeman's club  came   into !
play.    "Run along,"  he said.   "I
don't allow any scrumptious twins on
my beat."
"Don't blame you, officer; don't
blame you. I won't get married until you get married, and you won't
get married until I get married, and
we'll all get married "
Billy Peters faded into the night.
His friends are still looking for him.
. m
Gentle reader, by the way, it is a
long time since I have called you
"gentle" and it is the proper adjective for readers, have you any idea
of the immense changes which are
taking place on the very outskirts of
your city? Unless you happen to be
a real estate man, or unless you own
an automobile, I dare wager that you
know as little as I did till a week
or so ago. I have only, just realized
that there are car lines running north
in directions of which I never dreamt.
I noticed, to my shame be it said, last
Sunday for the first time that a
strange car was wandering down Government Street and was bearing a
label which I had never seen before.
Some day, in the very near future, I
am going to give myself an educational treat and take a tour through
Victoria on the new lines laid down.
I find that it is absolutely essential
that I should realize more fully the
progress we are making and I feel'
sure that unless I make it soon the
combined fares will amount to such
a figure that I shall hesitate to charge
them up in the office accounts. For
I still pay car fare.
It is some time since I have said
anything on the subject of the rule
of the sidewalk. Whether I am less
particular, or whether people are
more careful I know not, but I still
find that there is one place where few
men and women will take the
trouble to keep to their own side, and
that is at the north entrance to the
local post-office. The average man,
whose box is situated immediately on
the right as you enter, always makes
for the nearest door when he wants
to get out; he simply refuses to move
two paces more to the right exit door.
Consequently people entering are always having the door banged in their
faces. The umbrella fiends have departed this world; thc walkers on the
wrong side of the sidewalk are gradually dying out, but the postoffice
nuisance will remain till the end of
time, or at any rate till the end of the
time of the
-  Mnry Roy studied    the    likeness.
"Why, that's Ellen."
Ellen studied it. "It is not. It's
you, Mary."
Billy Peters went home with a headache.
It took Billy two days to straighten
out this tangle. This time he had a
real idea. He put two slips of paper
into a hat. One was marked "Ellen"
and the other was marked "Mary."
He closed his eyes and drew out Ellen.
That night Billy called again. One
of the twins was in the parlor.
"Ellen," he began tremulously.
"I'm Mary," she smiled.
Billy swallowed hard. Well, what
difference did it make?
"Mary," he asked, "will you be
my wife?"
She shook her head. "I'm sorry,
Billy, I like you. But I won't marry
until Ellen marries."
The other twin entered the parlor.
Billy manipulated his fountain pen
and then shook hands with Ellen. He
seemed quite sorry that he had inked
her hand. But he had her marked.
That was the main thing.
Half an hour later one of the
twins left the room. The one thnt
remained had ink on one hand. Billy
hastened to her side.
"Ellen," he whispered, "will you
be my wife?"
She shook her head. "I'm sorry,
Billy. I like you. But I won't marry
until Mary marries."
Billy Peters staggered to the door.
::What do you think I am?" he demanded—"a Mormon?"
But there was still a light left in
this much harassed lover. * Soon he
had another plan. He'd dig up, a
nice chap—lots of nice chaps. He'd
tnke them to the Roy home. If one
of them mnrried Ellen, he'd take
Mary; and if one married Mary, he 'd
march off with Ellen.
He brought nine young men to their
home. Then the twins woke up and
told him to stop.
"I'll marry no one but yon," said
"And I'll marry nobody but you,"
said Mary.
"But I won't marry you unless you
marry Ellen."
"And I won't marry until Mary
"And I won't marry until Ellen
There was a wild light in Billy
Peters' eyes. He thanked them for
the great honor they had thrust upon
him, and made his way to the street.
Six hours later a man stealthily
approached a policeman, who was
minding his own business, as policemen do.
"Sh!" he said.   "Look!"
The policeman looked. "Railroad
ticket, isn't it?"
"You've guessed it. Good guess-
ers, you cops. I'm going West. This
town is no place for a twin."
The policeman got a good grip on
his night stick. "So you're a twin,
"That's me. I'm a scrumptious
twin. I won't marry you unless you
marry me, and if you marry me I
won't marry you, and "
THE Northwest is a market that
will bear watching by the automobile dealer and manufacturer, according to Reginald Sharp Davis, assistant manager of the Oakland Motor
Company, who has just returned from
an extended trip through that section. Davis spent considerable time
in Portland, Seattle, Spokane, Bellingham, Everett, Tacoma and Vancouver, British Columbia. Davis says:
"Vancouver, B.C., is one of the liv-
est automobile towns on tho Pacific
Coast. The short time I was there our
agent disposed of ten of the Oakland
models which brought tlie total up to
about 100 Oakland cars in the Canadian town.
"Vietoria, B.C., another place visited, the agent sold three Oaklands during my visit. This is interesting from
a commercial standpoint, when it is
considered that besides paying the
regular catalogue price, a buyer in
that section has to also pay 30 per
cent duty. In the face of this handicap in competition with foreign cars,
our agents have been able to successfully compete, and are leading in
sales over the foreign makes.
"The season in Portland is just
opening. Winter is breaking up, and
while the roads are in anything but a
good touring condition on acconnt of
the thaw, it, will, however, be but a
short time before the enthusiasts will
be taking to the country. Roads
through Washington are in fairly
good shape. Some fine stretches are
to be enjoyed, but as much cannot be
said of Oregon, where the roads are
very poor in comparison. Howeven
the latter stnte is taking up the good
roads movement, and by 1915 a continuous link of improved highways
will be completed from the Washington border to the gates of Califor-
A report issued by the highways
commissioner of thc Province of Manitoba shows that a sum of over
$1,000,000 will bo spent during 1913
on the highways of the province. The
work will all be carried out under
the supervision of tho government
engineers so as to insure a uniformity of character in the construction
of the new highways. One of the main
travelled highways which will receive the greatest attention is that
portion of Canadian territory between Winnipeg and the United
States boundary line at Emerson.
This will mean that tourists from the
States will be able to enter Canada
from this point over a good highway
and will have the effect of opening
up Western Canada and the Rocky
Mountain region to the tourists who
heretofore were doterred from making the trip by tho bad gumbo roads
which existed on the roads between
the boundary line and Winnipeg.
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Every sale we make is meant to give
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This store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes
1115 Douglas St., opposite the Victoria Theatre
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Rates, $1 Per Day and Up
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Victoria, B.C., April 26,1018
Rid the World
Of Women
And who would live in such a
wilderness? Picture the pitiable
plight of man—socks undarned,
dinner uncooked, and no one to
tell him "that he must really
try to control his temper before
the children." Enough! Let
us therefore reveal our affections by taking home some of
the genuine imported delicacies
only to be obtained
Af the Kaiserhof
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and from various parts of the United
States and Canada being large.
It was stated by McQuarrie ft Robertson that the Nelson Investment Co.,
composed of the Winnipeg capitalists
who have purchased business property
in Nelson Valued at $350,000, has
closed all the deals with, the exception
of two, in whicli the final details had
not1 been concluded.   .   ...  '
All middle-aged women flatter
themeslves they look about thirty.
Women wear veils to hide the complexions they haven't: got.
You, never knqw what a woman is
capable of until she does it.
The more I see of "v. ma, the more
I love my dogs.
A widow may live to any age when
she's properly provided for.
IT WAS noted, in connection with the February bank statement,
that the increase of $8,500,000 in the deposits elsewhere than in
Canada served to enable the banks to avoid reporting a large
net decrease of their deposits in that month. Furthermore, it was
noted that this increase of outside deposits occurred nearly altogether
in case of the Bank of Montreal. So the inference was drawn that
the increase of deposits took place chiefly in the books of the London
branch of the Bank of Montreal and that it was due to the receipt by
the Canadian Pacific Eailway Company of the first instalment of
$21,000,000 on its recent issue of new stock.
As the increase of the deposits outside Canada in February did
extremely useful service in bringing about a slight improvement in
the ratio of available reserve to net liability, shown by the banking
institutions of this country, it will be worth while to consider whether
| Jt is reasonable to expect that the position of the banks will be
similarly strengthened when the railway company receives the remaining instalments, one of which is due on the 14th of this month.
First of all, it will be interesting to refer to the Canadian Pacific
Railway's stock issue of $18,000,000 in 1912 ni order to see what
effect, if* any, was produced on the bank position. The 1912 issue
was at a premium of fifty per cent, so the total amount received was
$27,000,000—$5,400,000 on each of the instalment dates. As in
the case of the 1913 issue, the instalments fell due in February,
'•April, June, August and October.
On referring to the 1912 bank returns it is seen that in February the deposits outside Canada increased $4,300,000; in April they
increased about $1,000,000; in June they increased $4,200,000; in
August they increased $300,000, and in October they decreased
$3,400,000, The payments to the Canadian Pacific appear to have
influenced the bank returns in 1912, especially in February and
June. As about 85. or 90 per cent of the company's stock is supposed to be held abroad, the amount paid into the Bank of Montreal,
London and New York, by the stockholders resident abroad would
be about $4,800,000 on each instalment date.   Of course the Cana-
, dian banks in London would also be receiving proceeds of other
security issues; and their deposits would be subject to deduction on
occasions from causes entirely apart from the Canadian Pacific Kail-
i way transactions here referred to. Those other movements of funds
would serve to obscure or offset the effects of the Canadian Pacific
payments. -'-
But this year each instalment payable to the big railway company is of commanding size*-*--$21,000,000—and unless the company
makes haste to disburse the funds or to transfer them to Canada, the
balance of deposits outside the Dominion is likely to be swollen con-
•siderably at the end of April, June, August and October.   At each
j instalment date, the stockholders resident in Europe and the United
States are required to pay to the company's bankers about $18,000,-
000, With conditions in Canada as at present the arrival or receipt
every two months of such a large amount of funds from outside must
prove very welcome indeed. Although the funds pass in the first
instance into the coffers of the Bank of Montreal, they do not stay
there permanently. The London branch of the bank transfers them
to Canada, via New York; the funds next figure in the railway company's accounts at Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, -Vancouver, and
from those resting-places they are scattered far and wide over the
country. Much of the money will go in the ordinary course to settle
the claims of the contractors who are engaged on the company's
works. These contractors have their accounts with various banks;
and in most cases they carry on their operations by means of bank
loans. Payments to them by the company, therefore, serve to reduce
their indebtedness to the banks, and in that way the monetary
stringency may be slightly alleviated.
Probably there is no record in Canadian history of any single
operation in securities resulting in bringing into the country so large
an amount of new money. It is to be remembered, however, that of
the total proceeds of this issue, something over $30,000,000 will be
retained in London to retire bonds maturing shortly. But allowing
for that there will be some $60,000,000 new money coming into the
j country from this one source within a period of eight months. It
would be quite possible to throw this vast sum into Canada's monetary system in such a manner as to do harm. For example, it is generally conceded that the monetary stringency, through which the
country has been passing, indicates that credit has been stretched
perhaps unduly, and that there has been too much speculation in some
directions. The cure or correction is already in operation. What is
needed is a period of restraint, or abstention from speculation or excessive borrowing. The bankers are advising the business men to go
slowly and carefully, to keep their lines of credit well within control,
'.and to postpone extensions of plant or of business activity.
Well, if through the sudden injection of a large amount of new
funds, which will only be at the disposal of the banks for a short time,
the monetary position should get abnormally easy, speculators and
business men might be tempted to strike out boldly—to their own
danger and to the peril of tlie country. However, the executive heads
of the railway company are probably well aware of the responsibility
.thus resting on them. And the bankers are not likely to give much
.encouragement to those of tlieir customers who wish to plunge.l Perhaps the new funds, or a considerable part thereof will be kept in
London or New York until *he occasions for expending them arrive.
This influx of money, regulated and controlled as the bankers are
likely to regulate and control it, and taken with other receipts of capital from abroad, should offer a reasonable assurance that Canada's
commerce and trade in 1913 will proceed prosperously and satisfactorily.—Monetary Times.
THE British Trade Commissioner
in Canada, with headquarters in
Montreal, has isued a report on the
external trade of the United Kitigdom
for the year 1912, with special reference to Canada, which is printed below.
The "accounts relating to the trade
and navigation of the United Kingdom" for December show that the
total values of merchandise imported
into and exported from the United
Kingdom in 1912 were considerably
greater than in any previous year.
Imports were valued at $3,024,000,-
000, exports of United Kingdom produce and manufactures at $2,871,000,-
000, and re-exports of foreign and
Colonial merchandise at $544,000,000.
These totals show, on comparison with
the totals for 1911, the following increases: Imports, $315,000,000 or 9.5
per cent; exports of United Kingdom
produce and manufactures, $162,000,-
999, or 7.8 per cent; re-exports of
foreign and colonial merchandise,
$44,000,000, or 8.8 per cent.
The increase of $315,000,000 in the
value of imports includes increases
of approximately $81,750,000 under
the head of "food, drink and tobacco"; $134,000,000 under the head of
"raw materials and articles mainly
manufactured," and $97,000,000 under the head of "articles wholly or
mainly manufactured."
About two-thirds of the increase of
$162,000,000 in the value of the exports of United Kingdom produce and
manufactures is accounted for by
"articles wholly or mainly manui
During tho hist decade imports have
increased in value by 41 per cent, exports of United Kingdom produce and
manufactures by 72 per cent, and re-*
exports of foreign and Colonial merchandise by 70 per cent.
The foregoing statement relates to
merchandise only. The total values of
gold and silver bullion and specie imported and exported during the year
1912 were as follows: Imports, $338,-
000,000; exports, $316,000,000.
The values of the imports from
Canada and of the exports and reexports to the Dominion in 1911 and
1912 were as follows: Impbrts in
1911, $119,650,000; in 1912, $130,-
774,000; exports of United Kingdom
produce and manufactures in 1911,
$95,914,000; j|h 1912, $114,338,000;
re-exports in 1911, $14,646,000; in
1012, $18,433,000.' There was thus a
lareg increase in 1912 under each of
the three heads.
Among the principal articles in-
eluded in the totals for 1912, given
in the preceding paragraph, were the
Imports: Wheat, $43,031,000; wheat
meal and flour, $10,781,000; bacon and
hams, $6,845,000; cheese, $21,152,000;
canned salmon and lobsters, $4,761,-
000; apples (raw) $4,123,000; wood,
sawn or split, planed or dressed, $14,-
Exports of United Kingdom Produce and Manufactures: Iron and
steel and manufactures thereof (so
far as distinguished in the monthly
accounts of trade and navigation),
$6,597,000; cotton piece goods, $8,-
324,000; woolen and worsted tissues
(including carpets and carpet rugs),
WITH the declaration of their
regular quarterly dividends on
April 18th the two largest banks in
Canada also announced the distribution of an extra 1 per cent in the
form of a bonus to shareholders. With
the regular 2y2 per cent for the quarter ending April 30 the Bank of Montreal declared a bonus of 1 per cent,
payable June 2 next. With the regular _y_ per cent for the quarter ending
May 30 the Canadian Bank of Commerce also declared a bonus of 1 per
The significance of the action of the
banks in making the distribution is
one of some moment. At a time when
business sentiment has been showing
some hesitancy in view of a prolonged
scarcity of funds the bonus declara
tion coming independently in this way
may be taken as an expression of confidence in the soundness of conditions
in Canada and at the same time of
confidence in the immediate outlook.
The extra distribution to shareholders
in each case coincides with the second
quarter of its year and may be regarded as representing a special disbursement for the first half of each bank's
year. The inference from this and
from the action of the same banks last
year would be that with a continuance
of business as satisfactory in the second half, shareholders may reasonably
look forward to another bonus six
months from now.
THE Dominion government has announced that a branch of the
receiver-general's department will be
established in Regina within the. near
future. The assistant reoeiver-general
will keep Dominion notes of all denominations here, sufficient to provide
the needs of all the banking offices
and branches in the Province. Regina
will also become a point of redemption
and settlement, which means that all
banks who have no branches in this
province will have to appoint other
banks in the city to pay their bills
and to act as agents for them for
them for clearing purposes.
INDICATIONS are that this year
will be even better for the lumber
industry in British Columbia than last
—at least as far as activity is concerned. Fees for timber royalties, etc.,
for the coast district alone amounted
to $37,423 for March, while for the
same month last year they were $24,-
088 for the whole of the Province.
Mr. H. C. Waterfield, of the Kootenay district, states there are undoubtedly good opprotunities for Englishmen in British Columbia at the present
time.. Mr. Waterfield points out,
however, that the man who takes up
life on a fruit ranch must be careful
in buying, and after evading the many
pitfalls he must work hard. Nothing
should be taken for granted, and
figures and statements should be verified by the intending purchaser. Mr.
Waterfield concludes: "I venture to
express my firm oonviction that there
is more profit to be made by fruit
growing in British Columbia than by
farming in England."
REPORTS from the north are that
Prince Rupert is steadily going
ahead and that the city will have
made a good start when through
trains are run over the Grand Trunk
Pacific next year. If anything should
develop in the new gold diggings
Prince Rupert will reap considerable
benefit. Outside of the Hidden Creek
proposition of the Granby Company
and the prospects around Hazelton,
mining is not particularly active, but
there are probabilities other ways. At
Portland Canal, progress is being
made with the big tunnel, by the construction of which it is hoped to disclose rich mineral veins, but Stewart
is very quiet. Last summer exploration was made in the Naas River valley by land seekers, and there are
some excellent areas there adapted
for agricultural purposes. The first
heavy frost was in latter September,
which shows that the mildness of the
Coast extends there. If the land is
any good, it will not be long before
speculators get their hands on it, even
as they have secured all other good
areas in the province.
WITH the coming of warmer
weather there has been a considerable increase in real estate activity in the city of Nelson and district and a number of sale have been
reported. That building operations
were commencing for the season was
also stated.
Nelson real estate brokers report
that the number of enquiries, both
personal and by mail, was steadily
increasing as spring opened up, the
number of newcomers from England
John Reid—121 Wildwood Avenue—Dwelling    $2,900
Capital City Investment Co.—1919 Cowan Avenue—Dwelling  2,000
B. O. Land ft Investment Co.—Government St.—Alterations.  2,700
Mrs. S. O. Bray—908 Madison Street—Dwelling ......*.  2,600
S. Leigh—«69 Toronto Street—Oarage  150
Dhira Singh—Bay Street—Office  21
Mrs. J. S. Daly—Empress Street—Dwelling.  3,200
E. O. Griffiths—Cedar Hill Road—DweUing  300 j
A. Snow—Edgeware Road—Dwelling  i,g|
John Clark—Empress Street—Dwelling    2,70ol
Ray Oavanea—Second Street—Dwelling    1,800
Kyte & Chant—1342 Faithful—Dwelling  2,500 |
W. A. Lambert—Gladstone—Dwelling  21
E. J. Blaguire—North Park and Quadra—Store      2,200 |
L. Oeason—Brooke Street—Dwelling            a
EdithM. Ross Lydia Street—Dwelling  300 ]
G. A. Downard—Seabrooke Street—Dwelling   2,200 |
Messrs. Falloon Bros.—Cor. Summit and Fifth—Dwelling  2,800 I
Robert E. Douglas—Glasgow and Finlayson—Dwelling   2,450 j
E. Klusler—Burton Street—Garage     100 |
R. Weiler—Shakespeare Street—Dwelling        160 I
J. A. Sayward—Rockland and Moss—Stable  1,500 j
K. Lewthwaite—Mendes Street—Veranda          250
Lome Robs—Burside Road—Stores ....                   300
R E. Smith—Gore St.—Stores            8,8
F. H. Ware—Point Street—Dwelling  2,600
J. W. Wiseman—Walton Street—Dwelling  2,100 I
0. Holt—1715 Albert Street—DweUing  600
OUver Johnson—Davie Street—Alterations  2,500 ]
A. 0. Westgate—Rockland—Dwelling    2,500
G. N. J. Shaw—Beachwsod—Oarage         160
S. O. Trerlse—Hulton Street—DweUing  250
John Drew—Stanley and Grant—DweUing .......   2,260
James Joyant—Denman—Dwelling  ........  2,800
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ition of "The Chimes of Normandy" was
-ty and given. The proceeds of the enter-
e mere- tainment were devoted to patriotic
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; we feel the   audience,  the production being
so full under the patronage of the officers
human commanding,
_. resist It is not the first time that Miss
lours to Phyllis Davis has given evidence of
abundant talent.   In the character of
he fact Serpolette   she  was playing a part
e whioh which suited her like a glove.   She
eatre to has a charming gift of facial expres-
st Tnes- sion which combined with her natural
theatre grace and manner to produce a "Ser-
;he good polette" as true to life as possible,
id come Miss Grace Kosher in the more.sedate
writing part of Germaine was equally well
md that suited and her singing was of a very
iproxim- high order.
ban did The producers of the play were as
ng. successful in their male characters,
play in Mr. W. F. Pilkington as the Marquis,
fill the Mr. T. H. Holman as Grenicheux, Mr.
i assign- George Phililps ae the Bailli, and Mr.
iot seem Charles A. Lombard as the miser all
irk, tele- doing splendid work in their various
ould af-. roles,
creating As is usualy the case in amateur
it Who Will Appear at the Victoria Theatre on
londay, April 28th.
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the most
vives was
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our issue
reek by a
i. Under
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[rs. L. T.
performances there was'an abundance
of floral offerings handed up over the
footlights, but seldom have they been
fetter deserved. One little incident
ini this connection is worth recording.
A bouquet was handed up on Thursday night to the chorus girl on the
prompt side and she evidently thought
—with becoming modesty—that it was
intended for one of the principals.
Looking at the card attached, however, Bhe discovered to her pleasure
that it was a tribute to herself,
whereat she blushed her thanks whilst
the house applauded vociferously.
NOWHERE has "The Girl of the
Golden West" made a greater
success than she has this week at the
Princess Theatre for it has been a
record breaker. The Williams Stock
Company has interpreted it in masterly fashion and it is really a difficult
play to "get over" just right. There
has not been a flaw from beginning
to end and all the players have enhanced their reputations as capable
Miss Page is perfectly at home in
the rale of "The Girl," and it is a
most exacting one, while Mr. Belasco
has gained new laurels as Luke
Short, in love with the Girl. Mr.
Howland makes an ideal bandit according to romantic standards, and
Byron Aldenn supplies many laughs
as Sam, the persistent lover of Betsy,
who is a big laugh herself. The love
episode of Tony and White Fawn
adds interest and in fact there is not
one dull moment in the piece. Tonight and matinee today will be the
last opportunity to see "The Girl of
the Golden West."
CROCKERY affords a delightful
background for any vaudeville
turn, because as sure as eggs is eggs,
crockery on the stage Signals a
"smashing" interlude. The average
man and woman enjoys nothing so
much as the witnessing of wanton destruction. Many people will remember Lawson's great one-aot play
"Humanity" and tbe grand scene of
wholesale ruin which overtook the furniture each night. The brief turn
contributed this week at the Empress by Major and Phil Roy only
dimly recalls that famous scene, but
still a little smashing now and again
is better than none at all. The two
men mentioned, in addition to being
eminent wreckers, are also clever jugglers, and theirs is the best item on
this week's programme. Next in order of merit is the comedy provided
by Holmes & Wells, the former of
whom possesses a fine voice, whilst
the latter is a dainty little actress
with "great big beautiful eyes." The
remainder of the bill offering is barely worth a mention, the best act being the playlet entitled "Trapping
Santa Claus," which owes its popularity solely to the ability of a child
actor yolept "Harold" who is really
good in his part. It is not his fault
that he is featured in a feeble seriocomic melodrama, "Signa" i's a
Swedish girl who has been seen in
Victoria before, though perhaps not
in the same theatre. Her broken English cannot veil the fact that her
jokes came out of the Ark, whilst her
imitaion of Mizzi Hajos is distinctly
rough on Mizzi.
DANCING is always one of the
most popular turns given in a
variety show, and this week at the
Crystal Theatre "Dancing Davy" has
been giving a great deal of pleasure
by his wonderful exhibition in this
Held of art. Another big feature this
week has been the visit to the Broad
Street house of Ernest Gill, a .violinist
of ability far superior to that usually
met with on the vaudeville Stage. The
pictures at this popular theatre still
maintain the same high class standard which has characterized all tbe
films appearing since the present
management came into being. Perhaps the most attractive item in the
weekly bill is the Pathe Weekly
Which is always topical and always
up to date.
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CARNEGIE HALL was filled to its
utmost capacity and hundreds of
people were turned away on the occasion of Ysaye's New York recital
at the beginning of his present tour.
It has been described in the great
dailies of New York as a sensational
event, a royal greeting to the world's
greatest violinist after his long absence from American shores. The
New York Times says:
"It was evident very soon after
Ysaye had begun to play at his recital yesterday afternoon in Carnegie
Hall, tliat he was still the great artist, the master violinist, that he was
on his previous visits to America,
and that the young men who have
arisen in the world of art since he
was last heard here have still something to look up to and to grow up
to. It is eight years since the great
Belgian violinist last played in New
York in the season of lD04-,r>, and he
then appeared nfter an absence of
half-a-dozen years.
"Time has had little effect upon
the essential qualities of his playing,
which make him a great master, an
interpreter in the highest sense. Such
a one glorifies and ennobles what he
touches with the communicating flame
of an ardent temperament, and raises
it to the higher levels of art. There
are few who speak with a loftier and
nobler eloquence, a serener or intens-
er spirit. As he plays considerations
of technic recede from the foreground
and the processes by which the deeds
are done are forgotten. The personality of the executant is sunk and
merged in the significance of the
Next Monday night, April 2flth,
the Victoria Ladies' Musical Club
will present Ysaye to a Victoria audience after an absence of eight years
in Europe, his recital taking plnce at
thc Victoria Theatre.
ON Tuesday evening next the annual concert given under tbe
auspices of the Victoria Letter Carriers' Mutual Benefit Association will
be held in the Victoria Theatre. The
curtain will rise at 8,15 sharp. Tickets
whioh are on sale by all postmen,
are worth 75c and 50c for reserved
seats and 25c unreserved. These
tickets must be exchanged at .Jthe.
Box Office of the theatre before-six
o'clock on the day of the performance. The programme which follows
is a strong one and the Association
has every reason for believing that
a perusal of its contents will result
in a full house. Proceeds from the
entertainment will be devoted to the
Sick Benefit Fund. The Committee
in charge of all arrangements are
Messrs. A.'J. Bird, president; Gave,
Sivertz, Charlton, Lamborn, Snell and
1. Overture, Victoria City Boys' Band
Bandmaster Plowright.
2. Character Comedian ..........
 .Mr. G. Menelaws
3. Character Dancing, Baby Adelaine
4. Western Star Dramatic Society of
Victoria West in a comedy drama
in three acts entitled "Nevada,
or the Lost Mine."
Act I: Mountain Scene in Nevada; morning.
5. Beading, "Mrs. McGlaggerty on
Roller Skates" Miss G. Steinmetz
(i. Highland Dancing....Mr. Stewart
7. Soprano Solo.....Mrs. A. J. Bird
8. Act II: Scene in Vermont Cabin,
evening of the same day.
9. Selection, ..Victoria Boys' Band
10; Tenor Solo..... ..Mr. Moir
11. Concertina Selection, Mr. Oliver
12. Humorist..... .Mr. G. Menelaws
13. Act III: Scene same as Act I,
the following* day.
God Save the King.
Cast of Characters.
Nevada, tho Wanderer. .A. W. Semple
Vermont, An Old Miner..A. J. Clunk
Tom Carew, Miner.. .H, Hasenfratz
Dandy Dick, Miner,..M. E. Stratton
Silas Steel, Missionary of Health,
.........  J. B. Whitfield
Jordeu, a Detective....L. S. Weston
Jube, a Black Miner.... .Dave Smith
Win Kee, a Chinaman... A. E. Cave
Mother Merton..Miss Ethel Kennedy
Agnes Fairlee. Miss I. Lawrie
Moselle, a Waif. .Miss F. Hasenfratz
Accompanists, Mrs. Moir and Mr.
H. Davis.
FROM The Girl in "The Girl of
the Golden West" to "Little
Miss Flotsam" is a far cry, yet each
has its own peculiar charm. The first
of the West entirely, characters,
theme and setting, while thc latter
is in the Far East, the characters
quaint, simple fisher people and seamen, with a few of the idle rich society people by way of strong contrast, tlie setting the picturesque
Reed Island lighthouse, and the house
of Captain Amos made from an old
ship, where Flotsam was born and
Little Miss Flotsam is a child of
the sea, as her name indicates,
"Drift from the sea," as Webster
gives it*. How that name is made to
work her father's undoing, estrange
liis loving little daughter until her
own heart tells her the truth, how it
enables him to deny the child he worships is his own flesh and blood,
makes a story which will make the
eyes wet at times. And the tears are
dried by some of the best comedy situations in the hands of the natives of
the Island, in fact there is more fun
than pathos in "Little Miss Flotsam," clean, bright fun supplied by
the housekeepr of Captain Amos, a
relative who despising old* maids pretends to be a iwidow, and her persistent lover, Ben. .The languid society
girl and her lazy lover have some
funny scenes and the gushing society
women, Mrs. Elmer, contributes to the
gaiety as well as to the pathos. Joe
is the ono tragic figure, his hopeless
love for Flotsam driving him to betray Captain Amos who, thoroughly
innocent, is made to believe he has
committed a crime.
Mr. Belasco hns a strong character
to portray in Captain Amos and will
undoubtedly register another success.
Mr. Howland will play the lover of
Flotsam, John Hamilton, known as
Mr. Elmer by his aunt's request, and
because of his father's supposed desertion, with Byron Aldenn as Ben,
the lover who finally "wised |ip."
Miss Page will make a great success
as "Little Miss Flotsam" for it is a
most loveable character to interpret.
The others will be well cast and the
quaint scenery will add to the attractiveness of the play. "Little Miss
Flotsam" will surely be warmly welcomed at the Princess Theatre next
week, as plnyed by the Williams Stock
DAINTY Irish songs, an abundance of Celtic wit, humor and
love-making, with an exciting central
military story laid in Ireland nearly
two centuries ago are the other elements which serve to make enjoyable
the new drama "The Isle p' Dreams"
which Chauncey Olcott is to present
at the Victoria Theatre on Friday
evening, May 2. As a singer the
popular star reigns supreme in the
class of plays he has chosen for the
display of his abilities and talents.
Trained by some of the best masters
of Europe, Mr, Olcott might have
reached an enviable position either
on the oneratic or concert stage, had
he chosen to digress from his beloved      It unnerves a man to have his wife
Irish drama.   His singing of the va-  act as if she isn't used to it, when
rious songs he has written for "The he's polite to her before company.
Isle o' Dreams" is said to be an
artistic triumph   and   displays  the
splendid schooling Mr. Olcott has received.
Victoria  Theatre
Wed. and Thurs., April 30 and
May 1st.
Frearrich Warde in
Richard III.
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the emphatic support of every reader To all who of ihe survey rules
who has reached years of discretion— Could write a clear concise account.
that the youthful, really young hero ... ,       *
and heroine are insipid and uninter- Three had Land Registry as theme,
csting. They have not yet time to Four a«ked how snl'v«y notes '"«*
develop any character. They have had Kept,, '
no experience. They have not thought. FoT eaeh was ofteIei twenty-five,
they can only quote.   They have not For answers that were not inept,
suffered or sinned   or   repented;   in j aighed reliefj >twas not B0! ba(J
short, they are    ignorant    of    vast The questions formed a paper terse,
reaches of human experience. Is it not And the„ my eyes tllis notioe read.
so, O brothers and sisters who are Answers must all be made in
Setting the number of the page
To every seotion line.
Note every stream  and   whenoe  it
ed be    ______
By bearing trees just three, ,
Faced toward the post  and   plainly
The distance all may see.
Its volume where you cross,
Thirteen provides for posts on plains Thus, when you eorne to draw the
Where none in shade may rest, plan,
Pits shall be dug on all four sides, ,   You will not be at loss.
North, south and east and west. .
All prairies should be noted down,
Wedaeaday morula*? of aaoh weak.    Vnioiloltad manuorlpt mnat ba 	
panted by atampa ■officiant for ratnm If fonnd unavailable for publication. Bo
notloa oan ba taken of anonymous oonunnnlcatlona.
WILLIAM BLABBMOBB  Praaldant and Editor
L. MoLBOB OOVLS   Seoretary
A. L. MHLLBB  Advortlainf Managar
L. B. HeDOBALB  Advertising Agant
w.,  M, T n . , _•„,.. ...   in Terse- Fourteen against needs grading tools And* whether dry or" damp,'
Well, Mi. Locke gives us _ For work on pastures bare, '■■-     	
more  mellowed   characters   ,and   we Long sojourn m the pathless woods     ^ m^Am_ J^ ^ ^ ^
On Conferring Favours
e them not only because they are Has caused ray laurel wreath to fade, Two j. h nnd _,Qm feet ,„
near us in age but also because they But having dipped my pen m ink,
have something in them,   Simon thc The following four replies I made:
Jester and the Usurper are kindly men
of   the   world,  of   ripe   wisdom,   yet Pre-emptions
of clean hearts; rather cynical on the A family's head or widow lone,
surface, as veneer to a sensitive spirit, A single man of age eighteen,      ■*'^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^—
full of goodwill, and ever ready to Even an alien may pre-empt .„_.'.
help anyone they can    Still more is If he will sing "God Save the Queen" Sixteen, if through the timber runs
this the case with Dr. Quixtus, whose The purvey, then each tree     >
name   is   obviously   borrowed   from First he shall stake and then record, We blaze that quarters on the line
Quixote, the knight  of  La  Mancha, And after have the land surveyed,      That all our*course may see.
whom he resembles; for his genei-os- Though flve long years may first pass ________^_____H
ity to the three boozy loafers is lack- by,
ing in wise discrimination.   A lovable Before the survcy.need be made.
All day the timber you must note
'Til evening calls to camp.
Fifteen directs that if on rock
The post comes, in this case
To build a cairn around the same
Three feet square at the base.   *
Then, when a survey is complete,
Of any tract of land,    _
A general description write
That all may understand.
Give all the measurements correct
As you do truly find,
Bearing trees too with distances,
Likewise their size and kind.
HP HERE is a popular theory that it for the world, but they would leave ™ • b                       him  ^ clcm. But being mad   then with a plan
1.   the man  who  makes the most it behind them for ever. '^a decided to be the woman!          The notes in duplicate are sent
enemies is he who is rude, brusque     Some manifest their impatience at en""a° \ .,,- Breference fol* rather To the head office of the lands,
and overbearing to people. No greater having been the recipients of a favour r ■    f       • '■"■•■■                  __.._..
Note Indian shacks or settlements,
Seventeen don't wander with the axe Houses and cabins, fields,
Six feet should be the most
On either hand: the marks should lie
Straight between post and post.
Eighteen, if grows upon the line
_ „ ,,*T     Vi"~:~_ °~_". u~ 7° —":-- ■■-•r*--*.""" »-■ •» "»»"" r!0ened characters on thc part of W, Ere thirty days more time is spent. X"teeeT"the aet* I quote,
fallacy could be entertained.    Such by developing spleen, and others, like "P™™ u"","-"; " -.'.*'■■.*., > ~r- ll~' lu° -   ■■•  4"v  '
men are often the subjects of deep the "nouveaux riches" resort to
affection and their caskets are smoth- every artifice to convince the world
ered with flowers. that things were never different with
The man who makes the most them from what they are now.
enemies iu this world is he who is But one of the most amusing feat-
weak enough to yield to the appeal ures of such a case is the nonchalance
for a favour. Hc will make an enemy with which self-imposed duties, whioh
nearly every time; the exception but were assumed in the days of petition,
proves the rule. are calmly abandoned when once the
Philosophers  have   expatiated  on Rubicon is crossed.   The enthusiasm
this truth in all ages, and the greatest for humanity has evaporated and the
Teacher of all emphasizes it by a ques- little meannesses of self-seeking are
tion  which   has   become  historic— all laid bare.   Such adventitious aids
, f'Where are the nine?" to success as works of charity and
If a man considered his own per- self-denial are unblushingly abandon-
sonal comfort and convenience, he ed, Why not? Since success has been
would never confer a favour; at any attained, or at any rate the success
rate, he would never do so in response sought after,
to direct appeal. The proper method ah fchjs sho„id not make lls pessi_
is to study the needs of those around ruistio, nor should it deter one good-
u's and administer to them without hearted, clear-headed man from using
making the faot known. his influence for the benefit of others.
Not only is this method more effec- -i^g jB no reason why he should de-*
tive, but it gives an added air of mys- prive himself of the satisfaction of
tery and enables the Good Samaritan well-doing, because his fellows do not
tq study his subject under the micro- appreeiate it. But let him do it quietly.
scope. Needless to say, the result will jf j,e jjas influenoe, let him use it as
be highly gratifying, for human na- t__e master-mind directs a game of
ture is so constituted that when it 0jiegSi ge may move tije pawns at j,;s
does not know who its benefactor is, own sweet wyj| for they are onjy
it overflows with gratitude. This is pawn9) w;th the difference that, be-
the burning of incense to an Un- ;ng i,„man and sentient, they can-
known God, a "deus ex machina" not but realize that they are being
who without our knowing has kept an moved and that they are reaping the
eye on our condition and at the beueflt of the moye And then once
psychological moment has stepped in more tlle gods w;u _mg__t as tjjey
to do for us the very thing which we look on and reaiize that the pawn
Mark it with notches three, and in
Your book please make a note.
Ninteen forbids the wavering steel
Which pointeth toward the pole.
To give the course, so take an ob.
And thus react for the goal.
Twenty lays down the maxim wise
To often test the chain,
By carelessness in the long run.
There nothing is to gain.
By twenty-one the great tyee
May order us to go
For scientific data
And tell him all we know.
Sec. 90, Laud Registry Act
When that your land is out up small
To sell in parcels near and far,
The hard worked Indian may have
In hopes of heavy yields.
If some pre-emptors claim is nigh,
But not in your survey,
The plan should show 't as near as j
Are able to portray.
And any little works you pass
Of settlers*and their dames,
Should be described, also a note
Be made of these folks names.
Note whence and whither all trails '
Then, if the men in office think
These rules you've kept, perehanoe
they may
Accept your book to file away
If all the notes are writ in ink
And you have sworn they are O.K.
These answers meant full marks, no
My spirits soared, I swelled   with
Within three months go draw a plan 0„ _,„^Ti!!.4       l_ ,,_,
a_j _..... Ji -ui. h.. ,.~:-i._.. !50 mu0*'1 ™a.t ere the room I left
And leave it with the registrar.
The Mineral Act I versified.
Showing four ohains to every inch,     ^ Provincial Free Miner may dig as
With numbers old, the group, the ^ lists,
range, Where the Crown lands lie waste he
The number of eaoh little lot. may put down a hole,
My goodness, how  the world doth jn conglomerate, rock or micaceous
most needed.
cannot help itself; it is, and always
How this inspires our gratitude— ^jji be
and piques our curiosity! But once
reveal the identity of the individual
who has pulled the lever for our advantage, and up springs a feeling of
resentment and an overwhelming do- , ,   ..       .
sire to forget, and to place a wide ** ^"d because in "the fell grip
.... .... !,„„_._ of circumstances" a  helping   hand
a pawn.
I should not forget the one out of
ten who is different; whose stature
does not increase, whose heart does
not harden aud whose sweetness is
Where roamed the deer are now long
Their courses reckoned from the stars,
With length and breadth where every
Will lie convenient to the oars.
J. Locke is due to the fact that when Rules for Surveys _,'_,"•'••■■*,•
he wrote the books he was himself Rule one, the survey must be closed, The courses of division lines,
leaving his verdant youth behind him. And the error shall be found. Houses and gardens that will bound,
He is now fifty years old (born March Not more than twelve links Lat. and With sections that adjacent lie,
glilf between ourselves and our bene- J*1 '   .
factor. has Siven ald
20, 1863), and therefore probably just Dep.
at his best, and we may expect many To every mile of bound,
more books from him.    "Idols" appeared in  1898;   "The   Usurper"   in Two says the line must be re-run
1901; "Simon the Jester" in 1910; and If sueh be not the oase,
It is the faithfulness
of the "one" which   really   keeps
A contemplation of this phase of aliye in the world the diBposition to *    ,                                     .
human nature is highly entertaining, M    fte   unfaUhM   ni„e; and the ™e Gk,ry,of ^T?""* Wing   ln ^nd qu"ter sf tlon Ppsts be set
not to say amusing, to the looker-on. satfsfaction of knowing that the little 19" °\ ear,y '912'  * for«et *■'■"*. 0n true homis 8aoh ln PIaoe-
To note the wrigglings and squirming       d we can do eailses h       to reviva «nd each ,. an advance on the preced
, of. the "mighty atoms" who have ?n a rf   ,„ breast ig ^ one thi mgone. But probably it is only partly Three  says  each
sudedhly become too big and mighty _yhi(,h „„„A„-,„„„ „; „„.  .„ „v.„„j„„ a raatt" of-age; the other part is tem-           marked,
The plans of which may   thus
But the King has ordained he may
not have the eoal.
On land which the Crown to a subject has granted,
While reserving the gold and silver
The miner may dig where no fruit
trees are planted,
But on land that is tilled he's forbidden to go.
In bounds of the lands we reserve for
the natives!!
Where the smoke of the rancheries |
floats in the air,
to recognize their dependence on any tiie "effort
such extraneous aid.
There was a time when no porta]
was too humble or too low, if through
it they might pass to the promised
land. But once through, their stature increased; they would not repass
we c»,. uu oauao. uup„ ■_« i».'™ ing one. But probably it is only partly
single breast is the one thing a raatter 0f,age; the other part is tern-
encourages us not to abandon p(,ranlent   simon and Dr Quixtus a_e
3d __
Contemporary English Novelists
Written Specially for The Week iji /• Arthur Hill, Member of Ihe Englhh Society o/|
=>=——*—i _
3.-W. J. LOCKE.
Quixtus are Where Lat. and Dep. have, met,
probably more or less drawn from the And if no iron or stone avails
life, with their creator's own inward A wooden post be set.
self for model.    And these men are
wise, serene, or philanthropic, rather Four   says   the   post   that   number
than violently passionate.    No doubt square,
it Is a sure instinct that restrained the Of inches shall be out,
author from trying the  Romeo and Scribed to denote what we survey
Juliet style. And lots that do abut.
It is a rather interesting fact that
W. J. Locke, like Thomas Hardy, was Five doth instruct a quarter post
an architect.   Perhaps this has some Shall be in centre fair,
connection with their eye for structure Of each lot set scribed % S,
and sequence in a book.    As to Mr. And out three inches square.
Locke's style as a writer of English,
it is worthy of his early promise, for Six tends to mitigate our toil
he graduated at St. John's College, Telling that on the bound,
Cambridge, Mathematical Tripos. He The quarter posts shall flattened be
Small circles show the monuments,
Lines solid where upon the land
The survey's marked; and dotted else, 0r on land8 ■*■» reserved for the army
The meaniug all may understand. -        ?r °*vy>
The mineral aot says he may not go
corner   shall  be Then go and take a solemn oath .        ™erei
That you in person did not fail _. .       ■_, • .;     „,, ,
To mark the ground as shows the D'vme afflatus filled my soul
Great is the truth and will prevail,
The council's trusted deputy
Within whose bounds the land may be,
Must certify you have complied,
With all four needs A.B.C.D.:  j      l!
The statute books should be my theme
McBride and Bowser's laws in verse,
Oh, what a grand poetic scheme,
Much more there was but when I woke |
All memory of the rest was fled,
Yet though I'm prosy when awake
I've Shakespeare beat when I'm abed.
says each street  shall
"B" that a lane is twenty feet;
"C" that the roads shall   all
be   a
ALL old boys  of  British publio I
schools now in Vancouver Isl-1
"D" r£Swhere earth' and waters and> %h:T_ ™!™** to.-*»*««l-1
sentence   would   be:   "Because   his
______________________________•■   heroes and heroines arc middle-aged, ..       .    „ _mn_____mrni______________________m_________________________mmmtm___mmm
TT was with much pleasure that I like myselfl"   It is a matter of fact   'ves,ln Cheyne Walk  Chelsea, near Two sides, the rest left round.
J  saw recently in The Week an ap- that they generally are.     Simon the ™e ,ormer res,dcn« ot Thomas Ca
preciative note by "Bohemian"—or Jester in the novel of that name, Dr.
was it the "Lounger"?—about "The Quixtus in "The Glory of Clementina
Joyous Adventures of Aristide," Mr. Wing,"    Clementina     herself —that
Locke's latest book.   It is a readable splendid woman—the two co-heroes in
Oh Law!
Seven, that if through nature's works
The corner none may gain,
A witness post on two sides flat
Scribed W.P., quite plain,
An Epic of the F. L. S.
By 0. L. Roberts
book, like all that Mr. Locke writes, "Idols," the usurper in the novel so
and I am glad to scc that   it  is  so named—all   are   middle-aged,   or   at
widely known. Personally, I confess to least are past the first flush of youth,
a preference for one or two of thc though Clementina is only in the early
earlier volume,.    Aristide is .' capt!- thihies   which is young " ^.h Th.ed, as ^ ^ rf a„ men did
vating sort, but he is a new kind of according to the notions of those who
character, and is more or less of an arc there. .'     ■'*, __: •»
Shall then be set upon the bound,
Convenient to the view,
Scribed with the tale how far that
Is short of what was due.
Eight merely tells us all should know
...... ,„,        , _ ■**,■:iy.n__    _ i-       jaigni, menuy mum us wi an
^periment.   I think Locke is at his . But it is «»Mj^ ^ZS\^Jt
Which pointed is to water shed,
The square or flat may stop.
And then to show that all is right
And every owner doth consent,
Each owner shall his name indite
Upon the plan: You then present
Two copies to the registrar,
And, though its hard on the possessor,
Who'd wish increasing tax to bar.
A clear blue print for the assessor.
Field Notes
Read and mark well what saith the
On how field notes to keep,
First comes the entry of the date,
When you arise from sleep.
$3$ when he is pourtraying middle feeling of W|^   _;- - ,   ^ j ^ an examinat;on.
class London life, which he knows so who is my own age or thereabouts,
„ though it is perhaps mostly that. Un- \m_________mmw_mm_WMtM__WmNK__Wl___\
.    „_™ it j,  .henrd to give an doubtedly, most of us like a novel in Seated amid a concourse vast, Nine teaches that in timber tall
„!„,. one sentence answer to a which we can imagine ourselves play- Where scribbling youths no deference A post should show four feet,
" Z A tc ,Sv w  1 ke th's or that ing one of the parts, while the other paid While in a meadow or a plain,
S°IT   rtLons willf haruiy go «£.   are   allotted   to   our   various To my grey hairs, I seemed to see Two less the case will meet,
-fac.such small compass as that, and friends.   We do this  almost uncon- This paper on the table laid- T(m giyeB ^ word ^ inohe8 d(
indeed sometimes we have a difficulty sciously, but I think that most of us I Eighteeni in fertile land,
In expressing them at all; but if any- do it, more or less.   And, for this to Land Act and Registry 'twas oalled, The post should go, while'if it w
one asked me why I like W. J. Locke, be feasible, there must be some sort And time allowed three hours eame Then ,.„„]„ must make it stand.
i} U VCry rSS Smp to mr"*: «™iKan rS)- -_. UL* that was question Eleven says that if one tires Write all things down upon the spot,
tence a""" ™ldj.U™P * £J Zi disposed to  prefer   their   characters one, 'Of packing stones or coal, Leave nothing to next day,
though it woud not be ami a P v^ unqualifiedly Who may pre-empt? and how? the These may be placed beneath the post To memory trust no single fact,
d°X sly Uwi h a■ , cful sm le The young.   But I repeat that it is not text. At the bottom of the hole. There's danger in delay.
cate the following information to the |
secretary of the association:
(1) Name. (3) Present address. (3)
Old school   and   date  of  residence |
there.   (4) Present occupation,
A copy of the constitution and bylaws of the association will be sent to I
every old public school boy who is hot |
already a member thereof.
It is hoped that all may join so that I
a complete register of old public f
school boys now in Vancouver Island |
may be obtained. ________________
Old members who have not done so I
are requested to notify the secretary j
of any ohange of address.
Address to the Seoretary, A. R. I
Sherwood, Box 812, Viotoria, B. C.
Then make full notes as on you go
With little sketches fine,
Beginning at the pages foot
On each side of the line.
The eharaoter or country's form,
The nature of the soil,
How many lakes or creeks you pass
The while all day you toil.
Progressive Shoe
Repairing Depot
Shoe Repairing done as it
should be.
Best English Leather used.
Repairs while you wait.
Workmanship guaranteed.
MATHESON & LAMB Victoria, B_QlApril 2d; 1918
THAT the present season will see the publication of a handsome and comprehensive Vancouver Island Roadbook by the
Victoria Automobile Association is the hope of many motorists, who have wished for just such a book or guide during their tours
of the Island. The Association's action last year in declining to take
■part in the preparation of a roadbook for the Mainland and the
llsland, planned by the Vancouver automobilists, was an indication
Ithat it regarded the charting of insular highways as peculiarly its own
Iwork. Statements were made by the President and members of the
(Association at that time, which indicated that the guide would be
(issued as early as possible.
The getting out of such a work is a difficult task. In the first
■place its financing is a considerable matter; as in order to be of any
Tservice to the motor car driver it must be strongly made, printed on
neavy paper with numbers of costly maps and cuts, and bound in
leather which will stand rough usage. In the second, the getting of
complete data means a lot of careful research and ferreting out of
Jevery possible bit of information. Island roads are in the creative
Istage, and "facts" regarding their state and scope rapidly get out of
Idate. The authors must be men of years' experience in Vancouver
llsland touring and topography, possessed of that intimate knowledge
lof roads which recalls thank-ye-mamms and turns with facility, as
lit is the little things that count in making a guide of service to strange
Such men the Association possesses in numbers. Its members
Ihave many times, too, proved their willingness to give time and
Imoney for the common good of the motoring fraternity, as well as in
(assisting the city in entertainment of distinguished visitors. As far
las personnel goes, the Guide staff will be a good one.
A great many suggestions have been made as to the make-up of
(such a book. Some favour the regular map-style, with' the usual
(hieroglyphs denoting turns, danger-spots, and crossings. Others want
(originality to mark the guide, and would like to see it used as a
(factor in the campaign for tourists now being waged here. If this
vere feasible it would seem an excellent idea, as automobile tourists
(constitute one of the most desirable classes it is possible to attract to
(a locality. They are persons of means and discrimination'; and many
(times a pleasant trip begun with the idea of recreation and pleasure
(has resulted in a purchase of land* and a new home for the visitor.
(This is what we want.
One idea seemed excellent. It was suggested that as much as
(possible the country shown in the book should be portrayed by means
(of vivid birds-eye views of short distances, instead of the usual cut-
(and-dried maps. In this manner all the information a map yields
■might be shown, and at the same time, the observer would get a far
(better idea of the country he was about to undertake. Birds-eye
nap-making has reached a high state of perfection; in Victoria there
|are several finished artists who specialize in that work.
If it were possible to despatch a few hundred copies of a bright,
Iwell-gotten-iip road-book of Vancouver Island, with well-made birds-
leyes and cuts of its road and a number of outlined tours, together
(with a supplemental article, included or enclosed, about resources,
(population, recreations, etc., to Eastern and Southern Motor Clubs, it
(is thought that every copy would prove one of the srongest missionaries we ever sent out.
In the preparation of its guide, the Victoria Automobile Association is well-deserving of strong support irom the publicity organ-
jizations of the city and Island.
vibration of road shock, and the side-
wise vibration which is increased
rather than decreased by the springs
of the truck. The more vibration
there is, just that much more strain
is there on the mechanism of the
truck. You may get mileage, but you
must be sure at the same time .your
driving mechanism does not suffer because of an unresilient tire.
"There is a point in rubber combination where a tire gives fullest resiliency and greatest mileage. It is because they are built so exactly tp that
standard of service.that Firestone
tires are giving universal satisfacion
wherever used, so far as we have
FEW of us give very much thought
to the human effort and cash
expended in highway building at the
time we pass ^ver them. If it is u
good road, little is thought of it; if
it is a bad road, it stretches our patience almost to the breaking point.
While it may seem peculiar to preface a talk on explosives in highway building as we have, nevertheless observation has proved that it
is true. In the early days before explosives were invented the blaster
used quick lime, which was a very
slow process to use in blasting hard
rock. Later came what is known as
gunpowder, which naturally facilitated the building and extension of
highways; then Still at a later period
came what is now known as modern
high explosives. The chemist's gift in
this article has proved to be a great
benefaction to humanity. Few of us
understand the far-reaching effects of
this discovery. While their use has
been attended with many disasters,
yet the world has never known the
rapid period of civilization that has
taken place since its discovery. In
fact, it may be classed as one of the
prime factors in our civilization at
this time. It makes possible the
building of highways through mountainous regions and what appeared in
the past to be barriers that would
never be overcome; driving tunnels,
building roadways round rocky cliffs,
clearing right of way over which
highways are built, and used in the
proper drainage of roadways. There
is no need to dwell on the civilizing
influence of the standard modern
highway: wo all know that. Explosives have made this possible, and
one of the largest explosive manufacturers, so we are told, is bending
every effort to induce districts, counties and states to use more explosives
in the construction of highways by
naming them a reasonable price on
such explosives used in highway
work, as it is a well-known fact that
"——"—-————■—■—————• whenever and wherever explosives can
ACE promoters in Southern A sensation was sprung upon raoing be used the work is accomplished at
California have determined to fans when Mrs. Leotia K. Northam much less cost than by human labor.
£ive up the annual Los Angeles to listed her oar, a Simplex, among the since the advent of electrical blast-
Phoenix Desert Race, and in its stead starters; as never before in the his- ing, it is possible to lift out great
|_tage a 500-mile road race from Los tory of road racing has an automobile sections of solid rook at one blast,
-Vngeles to San Francisco. It is been entered by a member of the fair leaving the road almost completed
[planned that at least $25,000 will be sex. Mrs. Northam has chosen Oscar with the exception of a few bumps
(iwai'ded in prizes. In all probability Toft to pilot her Simplex in the Indo- to be taken off in the roadbed on a
lho Valley route will be selected for pendence Day contest. side hill.
Hiis race, as Bakersfield and Fresiio 38 The t       o{ expiosives  tlmt   are.
Iiave each offered to contribute $5,000, /""VNE of the most sane  und  pro-       ,  . , , ...
|nd the race is scheduled for July 4. U gressive remarks on Truck Tires, UBed in roadway work are what ls
. M„im.!»l« in _h« two tfivminal cities wns recently made by a most conser- eommonly spoken of as Stumping
L^^i^h.^TDrtU ™li™ »«"*" he said, 'Don't go *»**■■*, J»dson, BJW, Black Blast-
I them stsuL ssfras wei a   mileage mad,' according 'to L. Cam- ing Powder, 40 and 60 per cent dyna-
lhe mrtZZtoZZspeed  tourna  P™* N°rth*est manager of the Fire- «*>, and the ordinary blasting sup-
fct wTh^evrknowr11   — «* - **» Company.        gJjMWj. ^     ^ sat'tsa^
Field Manager Harold Ostrum, of     "*& * ^-te of tire troubles. *^    ^ "the U8e j"od r °h^
he race committee, appeared before   o which truck owners ordinarily pay ^ ^ woul°"in Ihe
United States today one-tenth of the
mileague of highways that now exist.
lie fair officials, the Portola Festival httle or no attention,
lommittee, and the dealers' associa-     "Tliere is no question that the ma-
lion, and was  promised  hearty  co- jority of truck owners of all classes, , i
Iperation.   He also interviewed the are more or less subject to this kind     M      „ haeMo. ha9    ided .y     ,f
lealers and civic bodies in San Jose, of 'madness.'   The call everywhere is npon the fact.that he wa8 too dee„ to
faso Robles. San Luis  Obispo  and for tires which will give most mile- see through, when he was merely mak-
Banta Barbara.  The citizens of those age.   The car and truck owners are ing a metaele of hin]8elf
lities as well as the people in the ever calling for more and more mile-
Jalley towns, which were previously age, and do not realize that this mile-
lenvasSed, are giving the projept un- age, beyond a certain point, must in-
Itinted support. cur losses to pay for the gain.
I From almost every point along the     "The truck tires built and sold by
|00-mile course help has been volun- tlie Firestone Company  unquestion-
leered in raising the big purse whieh, ably gives all   the   mileage   anyone
It is expected, will attract a large could, within reason, ask for.  This is
lleld of entries.     At  least a dozen one of the strongest points of these
Jlealers have already signified  their supreme service tires.   But, as they
(ntention of entering.    Many private point out, a tire to give mileage, must
Iwners, also, are evincing a keen in- be tough and unusually strong.   The
lerest in the race.     Thus  far  two less pure rubber there is in a tire,
JUadillacB, two Simplex and an Apper- naturally the less resiliency there is.
Ion are booked to compete  against    "The loss resiliency the less oap-
Ihe dealers' and professional entries,    able are the tires of taking up the
Cadillac standardisation means the absolute interchangeability of parte.   It meant tliat when
desired to replace a part, the new one will fit and fit correctly without alteration in the slightest
it il
The Cadillac Company is prepared to replace any part of any car it ever built. No Cadillac uier.'wi*;;
ever obliged to discard his car because he was unable to obtain some needed part. No Cadillac user war
ever compelled to undergo the annoyance and expense of having eorne needed part made to order because
the maker had gone' out of business, had discontinued making parts for old models, or had to depend upon
some outside parts maker to supply them.
Garage 1052 Fort St. Phones 2058, 1690, Salesrooms: 1012 Yates   Phone 5045
Your Wife
and You
Take dinner here tomorrow.
Give "Her" a rest and a
Onr Sunday dinners are not
like a 'restaurant" meal.
Johnson and Blanchard Streets
Phone 4753
and Siberian Auto ©
Both refined from Asiatio crude
oil—the best crude in the world.
There two are a perfect combination for the Motorist.
Spragge & eo.
710 Caledonia Ave.
Phone 1044
We retread and Repair Motor
Tubes and Casings.
We are eole agente for the
And we want your business.
Cor. Yates and Wharf Sts.,
Victoria, B.C.
We Have
A number of thoroughly good
Automobile Accessory lines,
made by reputable manufacturers and reasonable in price
as well as modern in design.
The Motor Accessories Co.
930  Johnson  St.,        Victoria
Phone Lstoo
We Finance the Truck Buyer
Three Famous Lines —We Invite Comparisons
MENOMINEE .%-Ton to 1-Ton
FEDERAL 1-Ton to IVi-Ton
STANDARD        3-Toni to 6-Toni
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Motor Truck Specialists
PHONE 3316
We Make a Specialty of
Automobile Insurance
Flre, Life, Marine (Hulls, Cargo and Freight), Employer!' Liability,
Personal Accident, Sickness, Elevator, and Plate Glau
Gillespie, Hart & Todd, Ltd.
P. 0. Box 42 711 Fort Street Telephone SOW
Auto Supply Company
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FROM f 50
Are English-made, specially constructed for local condtions and combine strength and beauty in a remarkable degree, yet cost only flO.
Just one of the cycling gems at Plimleys.
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Phone 698. Phone 697.
ut Advertising
H Deily Newipapet Advertising n lhe bell foi general
purpoiei. There are a icore ol other good media, ell
enuring eicellenl returns. But, the orchard improperly cultivated, been
email fruit. Ditto with advertising improperly handled. Victorian advertisers waste Hundreds of dollars worth of space deily. We cen show
you how you may get better results at the seme figure you now expend—sometimes less.   Ask us.
The only Advertising Agency on Vancouver leUnd rteot-
nixed by the Canadian Preee Aeeocietion
Adventifif .nd publicity oi .11 Und-t-PUctai dow the world owr- Teem
ud Mow-Up StnHtM lh.1 ptifl -Mulliir.p)_ni-Booklrii-PrMp«ttim.
pmoni ease booklet on riquiit
The original non-skid Tire that really does stop skidding and gives
extra mileage.    Let us explain why.
Distributors  for B.O.
PHONE 811 Page Eight
Victoria, B.C., April 26,19.18
THE following is a verbatim copy of nature, and at any rate is not shouted installed. Will find there everything
a leaflet which has been widely from the housetops. If the Commis- that can satisfy the most exacting
circulated throughout Victoria. The sion succeeds in doing effective work mind,
one submitted'to The Week was torn and in securing the confidence of the -—-— *
from a telegraph pole to which it had community, no small share of the "The Isle 6' DreamS" is an in-
been pasted. . credit will belong to Mr. Stevenson, novation in Irish drama.. The author,
«8M8«.8»88«88«888« wh° * "ot ""^ a" a(!ti™ .?nd ™f" Rida Johnson Young, has,gone far
-tra r in   hut   n   irorv  ahio    antl    tnmirvh+fnl ____________________________________
Young Mau: The lowest aim
in your life is,to be a good
soldier. The "good soldier"
never tried to distinguish right
s s*   *  . —*
•j getic but a very able and thoughtful
«*, secretary.
IT IS not often that an office suite
which has Usually been associated
from the beaten path and has made
the Napoleonic era the epoch of her
story. Ivor Kelway has been saved
from the sea in infancy by Father
John,   the   parish  priest, and has
•"""""    ■*"" ,,■*•*"     . ,   . ,,   ., -». wnien nas usually been associated . ,      , ,       '.,    _,   ,
never tried to distinguishjight^ ^ _ m ^ estatc deftlers grown to man's estate as the foster
from wrong. He never thinks,   8 8udden,/bloS80m9 fol.th blo a„ thfl son of Mother Kelway, the tap-room
never reasons; he only obeys   8 be       ' suit establishment *e(f■*'. ^ •«« been^raised as the
If he is ordered to flre on ns   »     ,  \ ,    ..        „    ,       . ,    ... foster brother of Kathleen 0'Doon,
8 and flnds  lt8  wal19 decorated with ^ *,     .,       . ..    hflrfiflitttrff ,    I
THE Fifth Regiment Ball held at in winning the first prize while Mrs. Mr, and Mrs. 0. B, Rothwell, of $.«
the Alexandra   Club   on  the J. S. H. Matson won the second, the Duncan, B.C., spent the week-end in $
evening of   Thursday,   April  17th, former being a handsome jardiniere the eity.                                            {{
proved to be one of the most enjoy- and the latter a dainty bon-bon dish. Arrangements have been made for ».;
able balls of the, season, about 250     Among the numerous guests were: a subscription dance to be held at the •$
guests in all being present.                 Mrs. J. S. H. Matson, Mrs. Arthur Dallas Hotel on Monday evening next. •••
The' beautiful ballroom ivas gaily Coles, Mrs. J. Savage, Mrs. Charles Mrs. Newling, Chamberlain St., has ♦.;
adorned with numerous flags; quan- Todd, Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. Tuek, returned from a short visit to Van- jj
titles of daffodils massing the plat- Mrs; Rissmuller, Mrs. T. Tye, Mrs. couver.                                              tl
form from where the Regiment Band Griffiths,   Mi's,   Stuart   Robertson, Miss Eberts and Miss Mabel Eberts jj
played   a   delightful programme of Mrs. McCallum,   Mrs. Gibson,   Mrs. have returned from visiting friends «.•
music.                                                Phipps, Mrs. E. E. Blackwood, Mrs. in the Okanagan District.                   #
The supper tables which were very Chaytor   Payne,   Mrs. Basil Prior, Miss Lyle, from England, has been ♦.•
much admired were set off each with Mrs. Neurotsos, Mrs. W. Monteith, a recent visitor in town, spending a j;
a large silver cup, trophies of the Miss Monteith, Miss Lyle, Mrs. T. S. few weeks here.                                 *;'
Regiment, which were filled with daf- Gore, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. Gibb. Mr. E
in keeping of his officer.
No man oan fall lower than
a soldier—it is a depth beneath which we cannot go.
Young Man, Don't he a Soldier
—Be a Man
Regiment, which were filled with daf- Gore, Mrs. W. B. Wore, mrs. Gibb,     Mr. E. B. Ward,  from   London, jj   ig.dlvlne
fodils.   The large table in the centre Mrs. Norman Rant, Mrs. Home, Mrs; Eng., is visiting the city on a tour jj   scutes a
of the room was particularly effective' Pearce, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. McGreg- of the Dominion and is staying at «   away whe
being a mass of daffodils and green- or, and many others. the James Bay Hotel during his .visit •.;   „.„,.. „„a
ery; the oentre piece was formed by %   . ■   , here. •.♦
:« handsome silver'cup presented to the Gregg-Marshall 4,   Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Brown are j;
Regiment by H.** R. H. the Duke of An interesting wedding took place guests in the city from San Francisco $•
GonnaugW and was filled with beauti- recently in Vancouver, when Mr. mid are staying at the Ritz Hotel. ♦.;
ful Madonna lilies.   Among, the nu- Arthur M. Gregg, of Victoria, was i*    . *'.' «.;
nierous guests were:— married to Miss Mabel H. Marshall Obituary
Mrs. W. J. Raper, in gold brocaded of Ayr, Ontario. -    We regret to announce the death
■tissue; Mrs. Macdonald in coral pink The ceremony took place at St. An- of Mrs. Sarah Anne Smith which oc-
brocade; Mrs. Charles Wilson in flame draw's Presbyterian Church in the cnrred at her ersidence, "Seaview,"
colored satin; Mrs. Bynghall in cerise presence of, a number of friends, the Dallas Road on Monday last.   Mrs.
satin fringed with gold; Mrs. W. J. Rev. R. J. Wilson officiating. Smith, who was a native of London,      ■	
H.* Holmes in a beautiful gown of The bride was married in a smart Ontario, had lived in Victoria for 51 the printing business formerly known
iridescent blue and gold tissue, trim- tailored brown suit with a toque to years and was universally respected as the Ivy Press, located in the Pem-
med with lovely lace; Mrs. J. J. match and carried a large bouquet of in the city. The funeral took place berton Block. He intends to reor-
ftoulkes, in mauve satin; Mrs. (Capt.) violets. Her bridesmaid was Miss on Thursday morning, service being ganuse and produce flue printing
Foulkes, in yellow brocaded satin, re- Mary Janet Kennedy, of Vancouver, held at Christehureb Cathedral, under the name of the Diggon Print-
lieved with black; Mrs. Fahey, in pale who.wore an effective costume of pink'where the Rev. W. Barton presided.ing Company. Associated with him
yellow satin; Miss Nellie Lugrin, in and black "satin and a hat of blaok assisted by Rev. Mr. Elkin and Rev. is Reginald W. Hallatt, recently of
pale blue chiffon; Miss Rawley, in Milan straw, trimmed with pink rose J. H. S,: Sweet. Calgary.
cerise chiffon and satin; Mrs. Burge, buds.  She carried a bouquet of roses.      'p^^___________*i	
in old rose satin; Mrs. Helmcken, in     The bridegroom was supported by  18*8- —____—________i fc
blue, moire; Miss Cecilia Helmcken, Dr. W. Thomas of this city.
in black satin; Miss Naomi Holmes, in     After the ecremony a dainty lun-
»   .      . .   .   3Corateaj'w«l1 the daughter of the hereditary lord
a charming garments m place of the o£ &e and hM ^ ,1
* ^-as;du9tJbook;l8''rn'aPaDw'1Ich Jad her without realizing the difference'
„ hitherto adorned them.   But such a h_ her station {rom his own    When
j, transformation has taken place within ^ ^ d     (-b him to gaye ^
j, the last week in the suite of rooms the English soldiery a young man who,
* tIBty *Mmg'     *ffuf °.f Th«. is, suspected of being a French spy,,
8W_^   Pn iLST ^ °S' S   Ivor is broken-hearted, he   thinking
,, 1208 Government Street, Victoria       ^     u     man b KatMeett,s ,
85 ,_■■_? f2,«7M7 *$%' He turns out, however, to be her
»      _.   \ _.     ■ "$ I   ■   ST       y b^her Robert, who has been eduoat,|
« conducted a simUar business for many ed ^ f an(J fa on his w    home
« yearsf T^om^,Wa/h;('^"Prl to pay a visit to his parents.   In
ti up under the style of "The Ladies' s^    Robert Ivor ;6 himsdf {
8, Sample Suit House," and has fur- b   the English and in ilriminent
„ nished the smte with a mos  discern-        of snm exeontion llntu lf.., I
« ing^eye    The mere man who enters disoovel,ed that he is none other than!
8 such a place of business is not capa- ^ j0    ,08t ^^ of ^ Mogm
A good soldier is a blind,   « b'e ot M\y mtming the value of ^^nder, which makes him of noble
heartless, soulless, murderous   8   be suits which are displayed along hm and el!^ble to Kathieell.s hand
machine.   He is  not a man,   » ,he waUs'hanglnB»P*W»foWs Mr. Henry MiUer has staged "Th.
-        ...    *      a m modern oper, wardrobe, butJhe ^can Me „> Dreams "in a manner tha
a appreeiate the taste shown in the fur- make9 Jt , tr6at for ^       ag we*
« ™*m?   "? *".rooms' mi ,f. S°od as for the mind, and in providing
8 taste^this line is any criterion, it .    -^ fcr Ml, oloott.s support h
fellow-citizens, on his friends,
on his neighbors, on his relatives, he obeys without hesitation. He is ordered to flre
down a crowded street when
the poor are clamoring for
bread, he obeys and sees the
gray hairs of age stained with
red and the life-tide gushing
from the breast of woman,
feels neither remorse nor sympathy. If he is ordered off as
one of a firing squad to execute
a hero or a benefactor, he fires
without hesitation, though he
knows the bullet will pierce the
noblest heart that ever beat in
human breast.
A good soldier is a blind,
not oven a brute,' for brutes
only kill in self-defence. AH
that is human in him ,all that
isTdivitae in him, all that con-   « Jm*."^ JW » any criterion, it oom   „  fc_. Mr. Olcott's support hasl
man, has been sworn   8 "s.safe^ to say that those ladies who seJte/a eMt of „lavers ^ j, fttJ
 , » 'V™, to »y *l>at those ladies who ^^ & ^ of   , ^ k ^
away when.be took the enlist- 8 take advantage of the central position exoellent ftnd unnsual fa m
meni oath. His mind, his con- 8 of the "Ladies' Sample So,; House"       u
science, and his very soul, are 8 to cast an eye over the stock already
8 8 8 8 8 8 » 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Harold M. Diggon has purchased
1U   __ltt__   _A\_A_,   XAALO.   L.WAI—L   —A..__L~_,   ... __.L._A_L      A..A.     _a,l__— ..,,       -      - *
black ninon over white satin; Mrs. cheon was served,at the residence of
Nathaniel Shaw in blue satin; Miss Dr.  and Mrs.   Worthington,    1291
Jessie Prior in white chiffon embroid- Davie Street. »,
■?red in gold over white satin; Mrs. Mrs. Worthington was charmingly M
Dennis   Harris, in black satin with gowned in pink silk mull and was •    ....                   Inn-with the courts. It is only three years since
berthe   of   beautiful old lace; Miss assisted by Miss Leach,,who wore a Staying at tlie ule™ulel             £ he wag champion of Canada, and it
Maclure in white satin with chiffon pretty gown of pink, and white. his wife lately waB  ™"  °"   *,      took our own special local champion
tunic, relieved with black velvet; Mrs. The luncheon table was tastefully Athabasca, whom i first naa ine p™   t|) lo_ver his colonrg) but he is still one
Basil Prior, in old rose brocaded satin, adorned with pink roses and carna- 8U1.e 0f meeting m the    tall    oi i      of the heBtdouble players in the Domi-
relieved with touches of violet;. Mrs. tions.-        :...:.:./ year during my wanderings m&as-.                   _...._..      .,
■ Mrs. tions.-                                               year during my waiioeuut,» •>""■-»   iiion     To Captain Foulkes belo
_.__, , ___      .       w     blue After receiving the congratulations j;atchewan. At that time he was Arcli-         ^^ tfae mA{t of having se.
jatin; Miss Aileen MacKay) in pale and good wishes of their many friends (leacon Robins of Athabasca, but ^^ ^ entry of the Canadian team
yellow satin, empire gown; Miss the happy couple left at 4 o'clock for gj.ort|y afterwards his splendid ser- ^ yeal. He conducted all the pre-
.Ridgeway-Wilson, in pale blue satin a tour to Portland, Ore., and the Up- .^^ to the ciam\_ were recognized, ^j,,^ Correspondence and' with his
with chiffon overdres; Mrs. W.Barton per Coast Cities. On their eturn they ^.- h(j wog appointed successor to ug.)al persistence and energy kept the
in Dresden chiffon; Mrs. Stanley Ard will take up tlieir residence in this ^ .^ Bi8hop stringer. He came wireg hot xmt£ be gained his point.
in white satin; Mrs. Lampman in city at the October Mansions. .^ victorill jn Senrch of health, having He did aU ti,is without the least ex-
green satin;'Miss Roy in white satin 5K suffered a nervous breakdown in con- pect)at_on of being himself selected
with sequinned over dress; Mrs. P. R. ur8, Henry* Croft Entertains in gen,ie„ce 0f lus strenuous labours in ag a member of the team. It must
. Brown in a dainty fawn of white - • -'-- "-*"■—" ' -- •• ": ■'-'«• -»—«»' ■• » .:_,_._ ..,u._.
chiffon and ninon patterned in roses
Mrs. Henry* Croft Entertains in    gequeneB 01 mn „„„....»..- -—  .        »„ „ _„„_„„„_ „. —   -. —-.-
Honor of Miss Dodwell the fl.oze„ North.   He left again on tliel.efore have been nil the more grati-
Mrs. Henry Croft was hostess re- Wednegday, feeling a new man, so his fying to find that the Selection Com-
..4.1.. .t » omnr. too owen in honor mav be added to the long list of mitjce wa8 able to offer him a place.
'"""-''. ..........i *!,_, l, __*_._.   .       •_;_ __: _..i„l..__
Miss Edith Brown in old rose satin centiy 0f a smart tea given in honor __.___.., muj uo 	
arid beautiful lace; Mrs. C. M. Rob- 0{ uiss Dodwell, whose marriage to ti,08e wi,0 have experienced the heal- He is now busy getting ready to leave,
__!__       •_     „l.l4-„     _~_.H*_     «rJtVi     nnnl>l     ar\l_      _ r        TT     <_      rt _.*■*■     4-_,lrnt-   nlaiin   alinvf- "*" "        "'"""    _1
ing and restful qualities of onr clim- andj incidentally, shouldering a'lot of
ate    The Bishop is a delightful man deta;is al,d arrangements in order to
in tlie prime   of  life;   strong  ancl make the path smoother and easier
sturdy, a natural athlete, in fact just fol. llis colleagues.    It would be a
the type of man to battle with the ele- mistake   to   suppose   that   Captain
mi**.. _.»,...., ■»«.- -■ mcnts in a country whicii at present foulkes'  activities  are confined  to
Mr. and Mrs. Foster, knowg nothing of luxury, or even of tennis.   He is a good all-round sport,
.,     ™ ._„...   _r_.   .   ^^^     0n g.inday morning he deliv- one 0£ the best batsmen iu the Garnered a fine address in Christ Church sol, team, an inimitable amateur actor
.mm uaauu^u. .«=, „.„     0I M_gg mR1|  „__„__,  „, ^  .
erts, in white satin with pearl and Mr, H, a Gan,ett takes place short.
white overdress; Mrs. Cowley in ce- ,      Mrgi Croft Teoeived her guests
rise   chiffon over white satin; Miss in a :aandsome biack costume.
Stella Callingham in Dresden brocad-     Among thdge prcsent were.   Mrs_
ed satin and lace; Miss Drake in pale j^,,,,, Migs Dodwellj Mr8. H<,wIeyi
grey satin; Mrs. Bagshawe in old pink Mr8  Ga„ettj Mrs, BeavM( Mrs. D
s^tin; Miss Freda Bagshawe in emer- M    EbertS)   Mr  and Mr8- ¥ostet.
aid green chiffon over white satm; Misg Foster, Mrs. Foulkes, Mrs. T
Mrs. Bamngton-Foote   m   emerald g, Gor? Mt9i Griffiths Mrs. Graham, „. _ „... .,,,,.... ... unDBl vmu__,l       .
green sat... ^ylth short gold tume; Mr8, j/Hunt     Mr8. R ^M, Mrs! rial a   seSorth U e ne^d   o   "", T •  n -"V ,., ,
Miss Norman in pale bine; M ss Wat- H       Mr8. Da;id KeI) Mr. anl Mrs. ^^i^^ ^ ^ leas    -  r°m "" ."T'!   ""q °'    * "2"
ney   in black lace over white, Mrs. M.m'   Mr8   Q  f   *fatthews   Mrs        ,., i'?    ..loUlie   ."9{ Popular men in Victoria Society.   No-
•Erie Ulin, Msis Irene Ulin, and many ^m£mj£ Mrs S, £l gg? ^B,SgTI3S S^t^^" *'* %&*?*.
others.                                               t    •   t, •     «.   5 oo   i .ir. ot tlle wonaerIul  natural lesouices t|lnll to gee „m 8(.ol.e ln tbe mterua-
*                          3°me Pi-mr Mrs. R. H. Pooley, Mrs. „„., bol|11(lle8g poSBibiUties 0£ Atha- t,ionlll g„mes, and there are   many
__.     _  . .    —   _       . _ ,.        . Herman Robertson, Mrs. Shallcross, ,„„„„    w„t tlio lonsi ininrostino* nnrt, n i   ,, •
*»• "****--"* Md Mrs. Curtis   Sampson,   Mrs. W. E. J* S^iSftWwW "^ ""^ ""'f'
Mrs. W. C. Berkeley  was   among ^^^^^JE. d»>t-itH agricultore and land settle- At the meeting held in the Victoria
last week's hostesses and entertain- Sjy^rgT%St_T_t^ Tack B v "^ 0"d tolrt 1 "T™?* °  lT Theot,'e on Monda'V "W" one of the
*ed a number of her friends at a very Z" L^AHht Cole^TMrs  F  H f&_ >».to, make """' '>«mes from be9t sp(!edleg deliVered wag that of
■ « •, , v.... v ...„a _„;. „:, «s.rArthnr A,oles^Mrs. x.^n. flve t() glx hlnldl,ed mllc8 110rth and the'Rev. William  Stevenson.  Secre-
  ry den, Mrs. Arthur uoies, »irs. i. a. nve to six hunorea nines ™™ <..,« tne ttev. vvuuaiu  a*.,.i~_w  ""-«
smarfBridge and Five Hundred par- Bullen,  Mrs. Charles Wilson,   Mrs. north-west of Athabasca Landing. He tnry of the Social Service League. Mr
1 tv at the Alexandra Club.    She re- Macdonald     Mrs    Pomherton    and _i,;„i,_, .i„__ nVi settlement of this last Stevenson is a Dolished speaker, win
„ „ „„ 84 W."S"n'    mrS,' north-west of AtliaDnsca i_a.iu.ng. ^ t„ry ot (lle Bl)clal oerrlm 1Jt.H(,u)._ Jlli_
ceived in a handso"me mauve costume ^"3. """"' thinks that the settlement of this last stwengon ta B polished 8peakeri who
aid a large picture hat. many otners. great Province will  bc  more  rapid Could only have acquired the art in the
The tea.table was more effectively M, and Mrg. F. p> Hasgell) foom 1'" ^i^a^fllJ^J^'S", ^'fif ** U* ^ "T^t
adorned with yellow narcissus set off Dun.an B0 h.v. b..n .' th ul,ccs' becanse tin. resonices are so style and the manner of nn English
bv a ereen table centre •? ' i   .' »,    „•!   *^T. I   • ! much more vaned'   The Blshop haS debater; he modulates  his  voice, a
'iTK^ Coles was Successf.,1 Zt* * *• ^ H°te' **»*. ^ «.e ice in British  CdlmnW., Ve,,v raie thing in American or Cana-
'      •   w    w t,    i,     jir     o    j      and more will undoubtedly be heard d;an gp8akeWi   He is deliberate dis-
Mrs. W Bundock and Mrs. Sunder; of hig work.   His address cannot but tillct, forceful and intelligent.   More-
land, of Duncan are v.s.t.ng in the gtimulate interest in what is praetie- over, he knows how to vary the matter
city and while here are staying at olly , n(!W world. ag ^ ng ^ ^^ rf ,;.g ^
the James Bay Hotel Si „8 to make lt interesting, and on Mon-
Mrs. M. A. Marshall has been a     M l wel.e agkt.d who i9 the most day nig,,t he developed quite an amns-
guest in the cUy from Seattle. aeUv(! rann in victoria for his age I ing irohy which wag Misunderstood
a\.   _■> fv      Z-m 'tt g"e sholll(1 1,ave tomm tlle gallant cap- by at least one subsequent  speaker,
the Ritz Hotel froin Winnipeg. tain who has been selected to rcpre- ,vho t„0k him seriously.     I wonder
Miss Elesie Lewis is a guest at sent Canada on the Davis Cup tennis that a man of such exceptional plat-
the R.tZ Hotel from Carson City. tenm. He is the living embodiment of fom ability has not taken a more pro-
Miss Dorothy Davis is the guest of „n tl,„t one associates with the heal- minent part in public affairs.    I am
Captain   and   Mrs.  Clive  Phillips- thy athlete who never has an ache or a 8„re that if he laid himself out for
Wolley,   "The   Grange,"   Somenos, pai„, and who revels in the joy of liv- this he might easily become an influ-
«    m, ™*<,     -r ■ ing'   -1 don't think he objects to let- ence in the community.    At present
Mrs. Thomas Walker, Vancouver, is ting the world know that he is forty, he is hiding his light under a bushel,
visiting Mrs. A. H. Godfrey, of this and that it is nearly twenty years as the work of  the  Social  Service
"ity:. since he first distinguished himself on Commission is more or less of a secret
Can't Look
After the
Because you're fagged ont when
yon get home I Bowes, the
Chemist, at 1228 Qovernment
Street, makes np a special tonic
that will make all the difference.
ONLY fl.OO.     :-:     TRT IT1
The Ladies of Victoria are cordially invited to visit the
Which hae opened at Seven Twenty-Five Tates Street
Large Stock of Imported Millinery.  Complete line  of fine  Hair
floods. Modern Beauty Parlor. Shampooing, Hair-dressing, Manicuring
15c. Per Package
The TEA KETTLE,    1110 Douglas St.
MISS M. WOOLDRIDGE, Proprietress    .    Opp. Victoria Theatre
We Offer
A first-class stock of
. Apples,   Pears, Cherries,  Plums Peaches,
Apricots   and   small
fruits. Also Ornamental Trees and   Shrubs,   deciduous   and
Evergreen, Roses, etc.   The very finest quality and best assortment srown In B. C.   Catalogue free.   Personal Inspection
Invited.    Now is the time to order.
PHONE -tam.
Manageress of
The Maisori Nouvefle
;     905 Robson St., Vancouver
Will Display at
An Unequalled Selection of
Afternoon and
Reception Gowns
The Gowns have been selected for THE MAISON NOUVELLE by
special buyers in London and Paris.   No   two   gowns   are   alike.
Prices Are Moderate. ;•'   ,'    '
Victoria, B.G., April 26,1918
Page Nine
Oi Interest to Women
INDIVIDUAL prettiness does not
determine the fate of a new suggestion. We see this over and over
again, much to the surprise of those
who have not grasped the entire de-
lendence of one thing oh another in
he world of dress. I remember a
famous raconteur remarking that a
{ood story should never be launched
rat* at the psychological moment, and
hat he had seen dozens of good tales
ind bons mots miss fire when told at
he wrong time. A clever French mil-
iner once told* me she had often set
iside for the right moment pretty no-
ions which the unthinking would
lave launched there and then to her
[uent mortification. Genuine
leauty is genuine beauty for all time,
nit it has got to fit in with the genial scheme all the same.
I am wondering what success awaits
he bolero; whether the moment is yet
ipe for its particular characteristics,
'hen the Medici collar is another
uery, and Btill more so-the pleated
nlle frill emphasising and, for its
wn reason?, deepening the V neck
ne.   Only the very modified Medici
a tulle pleating of just an inch or
,vo in depth should surround the neck
|iat is full and short.
The line of the small hat almost
ivering the right eye has brought into
ivonr a whim which time and again
is failed of any real success—I mean
|ie bordering of a hat brim with a
•ansparent fold of tulle, giving it a
lalo. This softens the side of the hat
ipping over the right eye, and there-
y makes it a success. The outlining
|f a brim with short cross osprey, that
■e saw in the'expensive model hats,
|ad the same object. On-a round hat
-a small Bailor—this halo of tulle
las great charm, nor is it less pleasing
in the narrower, elongated shape, the
|rim of which is short in front. Some-
imes the tulle is shaped into a circle,
|nd sometimes just pleated or gath-
red. There was great charm of out-
|he about a pretty petite woman I
iw the other day enveloped in a seal
iat with the upward curving fronts
liat establish Such desirable rclation-
lip with the draped frock it is certain
shelter, and will sooner or later re-
ial, although at the moment the
(heme was just two items; an envelop-
ig coat and a hat. In this case the
lat was a black tulle-outlined shape of
ei'y fine black stratf, with a single
|ush of the short black osprey that is
much more expensive just now than
ie long kind; The clear simplicity of
itline is very characteristic of the
|ioment, and any evidence of the skirt
ipering below, the coat and disturb-
ig that simplicity would have in-
antly broken the spell. She who
ives a little tail to her frock may,
iwever, easily compromise just now,
lir these wispy tails can, in a draped
rock, be disposed of by means of a
10k, a button; or a motif when worn
it of doors.   Some dressmakers are
clever at these little adaptations
(hich will render an indoor dress
iprt for the street, or a dinner dress
tnvenient for the dance.
URTHERMORE, a fob pocket is
often eu evidence, the fob being
j&de of black moire finished with a
Kndsome ornament. Equally attract-
le are the vertical pockets on the
lain costumes. Slight alterations are
Ikewise noticeable on the skirts, there
ting a decided tendency for cross and
■her pockets. It seems almost super-
nous to add that the majority of the
Kirts are being built on corselet lines,
Ie novelty being that they are fin-
lied with a rucked belt of self mate-
jal which is fastened with a buckle,
I it may be with a half belt and
liekle similar to that on a man's
pistcoct. Moire will continue to be
Itremely fashionable, but it will have
■ divide honours with the corded silks
nich are known by so many names,
fcluding givrine and cote de eheval.
■Making a bid for favour is check
aipcord; among its many advances is that it wears remarkably well.,
lige will be employed for practical
Ilor suits. As the season advances
p safe to predict that shantung will
ne into its own again, the reason
liig that the vogue for biscuit col-
tings is every day becoming more
bnounced. Tussore is now dyed
■ny beautiful shades, hence it is sure
J meet with success. Among the
|er materials that are to be seen is
ivoollen material showing a dog's
tooth check, and in this connection it
should be noted that it is still a debatable question whether women will
take kindly to check skirts'accompanied by plain coats. .
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THE Premet skirt is rather daring.
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In the new gowns there is a strong
element of the Japanese in the broad
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wideband other details, The arrangement of the sash hints at the Obi and
it might also be mentioned that the
arrangement of the sash plays an important part everywhere.
Even the tailored costumes boast of
sashes, although here, of course, they
undergo great modification.
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G. B. Burgin.   (Hutchinson & Co.;
Mr. Burgin gives us here a new and
alluring heroine whom he presents to
us as a veritable Circe threatening a
new admirer with a half-strangled
adder. Mr. Burgin knows his business
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is a touch of something original and
unusual in Mabel Chugg,
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Here we bave the career of an exceptionally self-assured and animated
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he, that dominates the whole book.
Helena Brett's Career. By Desmond
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An unusually dull novelist marries
a charming girl, who for some reason
or other looks up to him. He wants
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woman writer, whose books sell ten
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"Helena Brett's Career."
Fanny's First Novel. By Frankfort
Moore. (Hutchinson & Co. 6s.)
The Fanny, needless to say, is no
less a person than Fanny Burney, who
forms the central figure of another
pleasant eighteenth-century story by
this well-known author. For here we
meet not only the author of "Evelyn," but Sir Joshua Reynolds, David
Garrick, and the two famous Doctors,
Influence of Forests
In the Prevention of
IN the heavy volume of correspondence and requests for information
and advice received daily at the offices of the Forestry Branch of the
Lands Department there are necessarily many interesting new ideas
and helpful suggestions unfolded, the
result of observing forestry matters
from a variety of viewpoints. The
influence of forests in the prevention
of avalanches and the consequent advantage of forestation as a security
and aid to mining, is thus admirably
illustrated in a letter recently to hand
from Mr. Arthur Lakes, Sr., of Ymir,
who accompanied his thoughtful com-
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munication dealing with the recent
great slide near the'Wilcox mine on
Wild Horse Creek with a sketch which
excellently supplements the text of his
. "I saw yesterday," says Jfr.Lake
in the letter, "what seemed to me a
striking object lesson as to. the importance of conserving and preserving
growing standing timber, and the benefit of the forestry policy in averting
or checking great forest fires. The
mountain opposite to the Wilcox mine
above Wild Horse Creek is smoothfaced, indented here and there by
deep furrows or shallow ravines,
which during winter were the pathways of small snowslides. Yesterday
after a succession of severe and nearly
continuous snow storms, which accumulated some six or eight feet of
snow dn a level, the.entire face of
the mountain for a space of over half
a mile and to a height of a thousand
feet above the river, slid down bodily
in one continuous sheet or snowslide,
starting at every point simultaneously,
as though by preconcerted signal; and
cracking off from the snow above,
leaving a distinct irregular or cre-
nated line of cliff apparently from
five to ten feet high along the zone
where the slide originated, strongly
resembling an irregular brush fence at
a distance. The snow scaled off from
the underlying older and harder snow
lik the coat of an onion, and plunged
down enveloped in white foam and
smoke-like mist, into the river.
"The remarkable feature, to me, of
tliis slide, was the way in which at its
starting point it avoided all growing,
or standing timber. The slide invariably had its inception and origination
point in bare places just at the lower
edge of the timber, never from within it, although the timber occupies V-
shaped depressions well adapted for
the accumulation of snow.
"During the year before last I,
noted that none of the numerous
slides headed from within growing
timber areas, but invariably from bare
places burnt off by the forest fires.
If the timber covered tbe mountain
as it did before the fires there would
be no snow slides.on that mountain,
and no menace to mining houses or
plants. As it is, it would be hazardous or impossible, in case ore
bodies (believed to exist) were discovered, to mine the ore or to erect
buildings. -
"This little incident, whicii I doubt
not is common enough and whicii the
foresters must often have observed in
this country, showed me clearly the
protection from snowslides that standing timber affords, especially at their
inception and near the summits. No
prudent miner would cut off to any
extent the timber back of his mining
plants, on the poor excuse of its being "handy," thereby destroying his
best friend and protection from the
attack of his worst enemy, tlie snow-
slide. At the same time he would, no
doubt, clear off a certain space around
his mining plant as security against
forest fires.
"It seems to me that a great forest
fire such as those which have swept
these mountains, is one of the greatest conceivable misfortunes to. a mining camp. It endangers the plant, it
destroys necessary timber for future
use, it extinguishes the timber protection against snowslides, it oveu encourages slides; originates them or
makes them possible, and seriously
affects the water supply.
"Not only does it knock out and
demolish our flumes, as in our own
case at the Wilcox, but it carries
away uselessly a vast amount of snow
that should be stored up for gradual
use in the spring season. Both lode
miners and placer miners realize this.
On the other hand* timber left standing gathers the snow, and lets the
water out gradually arid moderately,
gently, about the time it is most required, in the spring and summer, not
iii useless torrents swept away rapidly
in swollen rivers, but quietly and beneficially. I have read of several
placer mines in northern British Columbia being placed hors de combat by
the sudden departure of the snows in
the springtime, through slides and
water borne away in unavailable torrents.
"To me the sight of the effects of a
great forest flre, such as that which
swept through these mountains is a
most pitiable one. The only redeeming feature of a forest fire from a mining point of view is that it clears
away the brush and timber and thus
gives greater opportunity for the
prospector to search for and follow
up exposed veins of mineral. Otherwise the forest fire apparently misses
any law of compensation. It is a dead
loss in every way, doing no good to
any one, and very great harm. The
sight, too, of a grand old tree, that
after perhaps a century has reached
its maturity, standing a blackened
ruin of stump some six or eight feet
in diameter—and simply because John
Smith forgot to put out his camp
flre before leaving for parts unknown
—is a sorry sight indeed.
"I noticed last spring that the
mountain opposite us was gradually
becoming clothed with a low brush of
young trees. But how many years
Will. it take to restore that mountain
side to its former glory? And how
many years will it require to produce
a tree comparable in girth and height
to those grand old cedars whose huge
stumps, blackened and charred, are
crowded along the road?"
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A  Weekly Review of the Most Important Happenings in the Mining World, With Special Reference to New Discoveries and Developments.
Edited by W. Blakemore, M. I. M. E. Greenwell Medallist.
FROM time to time the subject of Government drilling crops up
in British Columbia, but so far the Department of Mines has
not seen its way to follow the excellent precedent set by the
Nova Scotia Department of Mines. There is something to be said
on both sides of the question, and the proposition which undoubtedly
governs its determination is that we want as little paternal Government as possible, and nothing which private enterprise can be induced
to undertake for itself should be shouldered by the Government.
••jf The other side of the matter is that there are important areas in
which minerals are known to exist, but at which no private undertakings have been established, and it would be a great advantage, as
illustrating the resources of such a district, and as furnishing an
attraction for capital, if the Government could see its way to undertake preliminary investigation by means of drilling. It would be the
logical development of such superficial investigation as is at present
recognized and carried out.
The numerous visits of the Provincial Mineralogist to hew dis-
' -tricts culminate in reports which are all very well as far as they go,
but which, if supplemented by drilling, would become almost invaluable. There is one further development of this important work which
the Government might well undertake, and that is in cases where
prospectors have located mineral claims, but are.financially unable to
proceed to their exploitation, or at any rate to purchase, a drilling
outfit. In such cases a Government drill could be operated on the hire
In Nova Scotia this feature of the case is very prominent and is
looked upon as encouragement to miners. The Department there
operates seven prospecting drills. Upon the filing of a bond and of a
certified chequefor $250 a drill is placed at the disposal of the applicant. The drill is then sent to the desired place, and is operated under
the direction of a person responsible to the Department. The location
Of tbe holes is left to the discretion of the applicant, all other matters
are controlled by the Department employees.    All expenses, includ-
, ing shipment from and to the place of storing, are charged to the
applicant, and in no wise does the Department hold itself responsible for the manner in which drilling is performed. Copies of the*
drilling log are filed at the Commissioner's offices, and similar copies
ftre given to the applicant.
In the year ending September, 1912, seventy-seven holes wero
bored, a total footage of 10,826 feet, the cost ranging from very low
figure up to $2.46 per foot. This kind of assistance to the prospector
and miner is thoroughly practical and effective and might with advantage be adopted in British Columbia.
FOB a cash consideration the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.
, has purchased the famous Ottawa
mine on Springer Creek, near Slocan
The announcement of the deal was
made at Nelson recently by Mr. L.
B. MePhee, who has been in charge
Of the mine for the Pittsburg syndicate which sold the property to the
big Trail corporation.
There are approximately 7,000 feet
of tunnelling at the mine, which is
equipped with air compressors and
another plant operated by water
power. For several years it has been
v worked by lessees. The ore is dry
"The purchase of the Ottawa by
the Consolidated Co. means much for
the Slocan City section of the Slocan
district, as the Trail company is noted
for the progressive manner in which
it carries out its mining operations,
and I expect to see extensive developments at the mine as .a result of the
* deal," said Mr. McPhee.
For 3ome years the Ottawa mine
was one of the heaviest producers of
silver in the Slocan district. In 1904
the shipments amounted to 1,330 tons,
which netted from the smelter $120,-
000, whieh was mined and shipped at
an expenditure of $50,000, leaving an
actual profit on the year's operations
6f $70,000. The net value of the ore
jit the point of shipment averaged
(hiring the year slightly over $90 per
ton, which was practically entirely in
silver, the ore running from 175 to
> 200 ounces to the lon in this metal,
with 22 per Cent lead and 20 per cent
Tho group consists of a number of
claims and is situated on the north
side of the valley of Springer Creek.
It is connected with Slocan City by a
wagon road. The mine workings are
about 1,000 feet above the level of thc
! creek.
The claims were acquired about
1902 by the Pittsburg syndicate of
whieh T. A. Noble was president.
There are two distinct veins on the
; 'property, developed by adit tunnels.
Both veins are strong and clearly defined.
LATEST developments in tho Harris Mines workings show beyond
a doubt the value of the property, dn
number three vein a drift is being run
to the north, on the 185-foot level. A,
few days ago the vein, which throughout carries good ore, showed two feet
of clean silver-lead and gray copper
.pre in the bottom. The shoot is proving continuous, and now extends near
ly to the top of the drift in its face,
This is perhaps the richest ore yet
uncovered in this promising mine, and
the local people who are interested in
the property are much pleased with
the showing. Harris Bros, and Jack
Mullan are the principal owners, practically all the company's stock being
owned in Hazelton.
Eeturns have been received from
Trail smelter for the first shipment of
Harris Mines ore, whieh brought the
eompany over $70 a ton after paying
all charges and deductions. While
this figure may be regarded as satisfactory, the management believes still
better results will be obtained in the
future, as a reduction in the high
rates is looked for and more favorable
smelting rates have been offered,
while the ore which is now being taken out is of higher grade than that
previously shipped.
IN writing about the Trail smelter,
The Eossland Miner says that in
the lead refinery 242 tanks are in
operation, turning out about 65 tons
a day. There are some 84 tanks whioh
wero recently installed, but which are
not yet in use. With these in operation, more than 100 tons of lead a day
could be outputted. All of the lead
refined, amounting to 1,800 tons a
month, or 21,600 tons a year, is consumed now in Canada, and is shipped from tho refinery all over the Dominion, from sea to sea. None is exported at present,' ns the 'demand is
keeping up with the supply. Two
large concerns in Montreal are engaged in making white lend out of
the lend sent from Trail refinery. The
silver turned out of the refinery is
sent to the Orient. The sulphate of
copper produced as a by-product in
the refinery, is sent to the prairies
where it is used in blue-stoning wheat,
killing the germs of smut and other
diseases of wheat before it was planted. The gold turned out of the refinery is sent to the assay oflice at Vancouver.
The refinery, which was started in
1902 with n capacity of eight tons a
day and twenty-five tanks, has grown
since to its present large proportions
of over 100 tons a day. It has resulted in the production of lead sufficient to supply nil of Canada. Up
to the time this refinery began to turn
out refined lead, all the lead used in
Canada was imported from other
countries; J. P. Miller is the superintendent of the refinery, and has
been in charge of it from its beginning.
IN its issue of the 17th, inst., The
Vernon News, quoting The Kelowna Orchard City Record, has the following to say concerning a discovery
of oil near Kelowna:
"The greatest excitement has prevailed in town during the last few
days over the leaking out of details of
the astounding discovery of what it is
confidently hoped will prove to be the
existence of vast oil deposits within a
short distance of Kelowna.
"The discovery was actually made
some five or six weeks ago by Mr.
Manly Byrns. On some low-lying land
neer the Five Bridges, which is within
half a mite of Kelowna, lhe noticed a
greasy scum floating on the surface of
the surface water, some of the land
around there being of a wet, swampy
nature, especially att his time of the
year. Peeling confident that what he
saw wag an indication of the presence
bf orude oil, Mr..Byrns took one or
two others into his confidence and inquiries were made as the result of
which claims were staked.
' An effort, of course, was made to
keep the matter secret until a proper
analysis and examination had. been
made, but the news somehow got
abroad and a rush was at once made
to stake claims. Some are said to
have stayed up all night and got out
with the first streak of daylight this
morning. The result is that the country for a considerable distance
around has been covered with small
square posts with mysterious figures
upon them, •
"A number of claim holders are already getting together for the purpose of hiring a drilling outfit with
Which a trial hole will be sunk, and
determining what possible hidden,
wealth lies beneath the surface.
"A sample of the oleaginous deposit
has been sent to Victoria for verification, and if the suspicions of all
those interested in the discovery are
well founded, the possibility arises of
the inauguration of an industry guaranteed to revolutionize the whole existence bf the valley. This will mean
a large influx of settlers and consequently a general raise in tlie commercial aspect."
The annual meeting of the I. md-;
ary Mining & Exploration Compnny, Limited, was held this month
in the public hall at Midway, B.C.,
when the following officers were elected :-
A. E. Watts, Wattsburg, B. C,
president and general manager; A.
Carney, Kaslo, B. C, vice-president;
S. J. Miller, Grand Forks, second
vice-president; E. B.-J. Forster, Lethbridge, secretary.
Directors: T. D. Caven, M.P.P.,
Cranbrook, B.C.; D. B. Kerr, Midway, B.C.; C. B. Garrett, Slocan City,
B.C.; F. H. Knight, Grand Forks, B.
C; H. Bunting, Victoria, B.C.
During the afternoon a large m'm-
ber of.shareholders visited the mine,
and afterwards at' the meeting they
took an intense interest in the business discussed. The meeting was
harmonious and enthusiastic as to the
future prospects of the company. The
auditors' report and balance sheet
showed the financial state of the company to be sound and that they have
reserve funds on hand sufficient for
thc future development of the mine.
SEVERAL parties returned to Atlin
early in the month from the new
diggings in tho Teslin Lake country,
and all of them are more than ever
confident that the discovery is genuine and stnte most emphatically that
there is uo doubt whatever that it
will prove up to all expectations and
justify the publication of the reports
appearing from time to time in the
outside press.
MEXICO is the largest silver producing country in the world
with a total of approximately 75,000,-
000 ounces annually, the United
States is second with an annual production of about 57,500,000 ounces
and Canada is third with a total of
32,000,000 ounces.
The largest amount of silver produced by any one company in tho
United States is upward of 9,700,000
ounces by the Anaconda Copper Co.
In Canada only ono company produces as much as 5,000,000 ounces of
silver a year, while three other large
Cobalt mines make an average of
about 3,500,000 ounces.
The Anaconda leads all other mines
in the United States by a wide margin. There are a few mines in Utah
whieh produce slightly over a million
ounces of silver a year and these are
known es lead-silyer mines.
The Anaconda, which is famous for
its copper production, probably is not
appreciated, even by its own stockholders as a factor in the production
of silver and it will surprise many to
read here for the first time that its
silver output is of such large proportions.
On the average price of silver thus
far in 1913, the Anaconda's silver
output would yield about $5,800,000
for the year. In addition to this the
Anaconda recovers about 50,000
ounces of gold annually thereby adding upwards of $1,000,000 more to its
income from precious metals which is
simply a by-product.
The output of the Anaconda, of
course, includes some custom ore from
a few of the independent mining companies in Silver Bow country; but the
entire custom ore is only a small percentage of the whole.
The United States Smelting, Refining & Mining company has an annual
output of between 10,000,000 and
11,000,000 ounces of silver practically
all of which comes from its Mexican
property which is exclusively a silver
mining proposition.
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NOTICE Jb hereby given that the reserve exlsclng over Crown lands In New
Westminster District, formerly covered
by Special Timber Licence 16968, by
roaeon of the notice published in the
British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
Dumber, 1907, and bearing date of the
24tn day of December, i,*yi)7, Is cancelled
in su far .is the same relates to the following described parcel of land: 'Commencing ut *n post planted at the north-
r ist corner or Lot 769, New WCBtmln-
t. .-._ DIb trict; thence west 17 ohalns;
th ui north 40 chains; thence east 40
'^ains; tlmnce snuth 18 chains, more or
lest, to tho shore of St, "Vincent Bay;
tlu rn:. /ollowing the shore-line of St.
Vincent TJay to the foint of commencement"; and thnt tho said lands will bo
opened JVr entry by pre-emption on
wednesd; . uhe 23rd day of July, at 9
o'clock u. ii
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department 'ILands.
Victoria, 11.0* April 14th, 1913.
ap 19, ( jy 18
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and ln a portion of the Province
of British Columbia, may be leased for a
term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2,660 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Applications for a lease must be made
by the applicant ln person to the Agent
or Sub Agent of the Distriot In which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections, and ln unaurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
. Bach application must be accompanied
by a fee of $6 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of flve cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay tha royalty thereon. If, the coal mining rights
are pot being operated, such returns
should be furnished at least once a year.
The least will Include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the
rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
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$1,000, which shall be forfeited if th
party tendering decline to enter int
contract when called upon to do so. Th
cheques or certificates of deposit of un
successful tenderers will be returned t
them upon the execution of the ocntract
The successful tenderer shall further
more .furnish an accepted bank chequ
or certificate of deposit on a charterer
bank of Canada, made payable to th
Hon. the Minister of Public Works, fo
the sum of one thousand dollars for th
due fulfilment of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unles
made out on the forms supplied, signet
with the actual signature of the ten
derer, and enclosed in the envelope
The lowest or any tender not neces
sarily accepted.
J. E.  GRIFFITH,    _
Public Works Engineei|
Department of Public Works
Victoria, B. C, 26th March, 1913. m
ap 6 ap 2|
NOTICE it> hc:-uuy art ven that the reserve* existipK oyer the lands surveyed
as Lot 1603, Group l, New Westminster
Distriot, by ret.Bon of a notice published
In tho British Columbia Gazette of the
27th of Dt-._ ember,'1807, and bearing date
the 24th day of Docember, 1907, is cancelled in so fat- as it relates to the preemption ot: said lands, and that the said
lands will i'o thrown open for pre-emp-
1 loti midor Mie provisions of section 2 of
the "-an Act Amendment Act, 1913,"
on Tuesday, July 22nd, 1913, at 9 o'clock
a.m., nud that no pre-emption record
shall include more tnan 40 acres; the
said lot being divided for pre-emption
purposes into quarters of 40 acres each.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., April 14th, 1913.
ap 19 jy 12
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing upon Crown lands In the
Cariboo and Cassiar Districts by reason
of a notice, bearing date September 12th,
1907, and published ln the British Columbia Gazette on September 12th, 1907,
as well as the reserve existing upon
Crown lands within the Land Recording
Districts of Cariboo and Lillooet and the
Kamloops Division of Yale Land Recording District by reason of a notice, bearing date April 3rd, 1911. and published
in the British Columbia Gazette, on
April 6th, 1911, is cancelled ln so far as
the same affect the acquisition of said
lands under the provisions of the "Coal
and Petroleum.Act."
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria. B.C., April 14th, 1913.
ap 1» jy 12
Take NOTICE that Bedllngton,
Harold John, will apply to the Comptroller of Water Rights for the approval
of the plans of the works to be constructed for the utilization of the water
from Arbutus Creek, which the applicant ls, by Water .Licence No. 1968,
authorized to take, and use for industrial purposes, the said water to be used
on Lot 88, Highland District,
The plana and particulars required by
subsection (1) of section 70 of the
"Water Act" as amended have been
filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights at Victoria,
Objections to the application may be
filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 31st day
of March, 1913.
Agents of the Applicant,
ap 6. ap 26
District of Renfrew.
TAKE  notice  that  Mike  Harger,   of
Victoria, occupation cruiser, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:  Commencing
at the southwest corner of T. L. 36254,
thence east 40 chains, thence south 40
ohalns,  thence west  40  chains,   thence
north 40 chains to point of starting,
Dated,  February  12,   1913.
mar 22 may 17
Steel Bridge, Thompson Biver, Lytton,
B.O.   (To Be   BuUt   Alongside
Present Structure).
Alternative Design
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tenders for a Concrete Arch across
the Thompson River, Lytton, B.C.," will
be received by the Hon. the Minister of
Public Works up to 12 o'olock noon,
Wednesday, the 7th day of May, 1913,
for the complete structure across the
Thompson River at Lytton, B. C,
Drawings, speeilications, contract and
form of tender can be seen at the offices
of the Government Agents, Ashcroft,
New Westminster, Vancouver, and at
the office of the Public Works Engineer,
Parliament Buildings, Viotoria.
Intending tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain one copy of
the drawing and one copy of the specifications for the sum of twenty-flve dollars ($25).
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works, for the sum of
$1,000, which shall bo forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to
them upon the execution of the ocntract.
The successful tenderer shall furthermore furnish an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works, for
the sum of one thousand dollars for the
due fulfilment of the contract
Tenders will not be considered unless
mado out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
* Public Works Engineer.
Department of Publio Works
Victoria, B. C, 26th March, 1913.
ap 6 ap 26
TAKE NOTICE that the partnership
heretofore carried on at 1009 Yates
Street in the City of Victoria, British
Columbia, by Percy Robs Little and
Smith Little under the name of The
Pacific Sheet Metal Works, has been this
day dissolved by mutual agreement. The
business will be oarrled on by Percy
Ross Little, who has'assumed and will
pay al) the liabilities thereof, and to
whom are payable all accounts owing to
the said business.
Dated at Viotoria, B. C, this 22nd day
of February, 1918.
mar 29 ap 26
Steel Bridge, Thompson Biver, LyttoJ
B.C.   (To Be  Built  Alongside    ^
Present Structure).
Substructure and Erection of Superstructure.
SEALED TENDERS superscribe!
"Tender for Substructure and Erectiol
of Superstructure, Thompson Rlvel
Bridge, Lytton, B.C.," will be receive!
by the Hon. the Minister of Publll
Works up to 12 o'clock noon Wednesday!
the 7th day of May, 1918, for the coin
plete substructure and erection of supeil
structure of a bridge across the Thomtr
son River at Lytton, B.C.
Drawings, specifications, contract an
form of tender can be seen at the office
of the Government Agents, Ashcrof
New Westminster, Vancouver, and a
the office of the Public Works Englnee
Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Intending tenderers can, by applyln
to the undersigned, obtain one copy <
the drawing and one copy of the spec
flcations for the sum of twenty-flve do
lars ($25).
Each tender must be accompanied b
an accepted bank cheque or certiflcat
of deposit on a chartered bank of Cai
ada, made payable to the Hon. the Mit
Ister of Public Works, for the. sum <
$1,000, which shall be forfeited if tl
party tendering decline to enter lnt
contract when called upon to do so. Tl
cheques or certificates of deposit of ui
successful tenderers will be returned t
them upon the execution of the ocntrac
The successful tenderer shall furthe
more furnish an accepted bank cheqi
or certificate of deposit on a charter*
bank of Canada, made payable to ti
Hon. the Minister of Public Works, ft
the sum of one thousand dollars for tt
due fulfilment of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unlet
mado out on the forms supplied, sign*
with the actual signature of the tei
derer, and enclosed In the envelop*
The lowest or any tender not nece
sarily accepted.
J.  E.  GRIFFITH,  _
Public Works Engineei
Department of Public Works
Victoria, B, C„ 26th Maroh, 1918.
ap 5 ap :
District of Cowichan.
TAKE Notice that the Mayne Isla,
Shale Brick Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.i|
occupation    manufacturers,    intends
apply   for  permission   to   purchase  t
following   described   lands:—The   foi
shore  ln  Bennett  Bay,   Mayne   Islai
commencing at a post planted at hi
water mark 600 feet south ef the sout
east corner of the north-east fractlot
quarter   of   Section   9,   Mayne   Islai
thence    East   Astronomical    400    fe
thenco    North  Astronomical  1320  fe
thence West Astronomical 600 feet mt
or less, to high water mark, thence f
lowing high water mark in a southe
direction 1320 feet, more or less to po
of   commencement    and    containing r
acres more or, less. L
Alfred Carmichael, Agenl
February Oth, 1913.
mar 8   masl
IN THE MATTER nf an application
for a fresh Certlflcate of indefeasible
Title to Lot 24, Block "G," Happy Valley lands, Map 1139, Esquimalt District.
NOTICE is hereby given of my Intention at the expiration of one calendar
month from the first publication hereof to Issue a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible Title in lleu of the Certificate
of Indefeasible Title issued to Alfred
Cosh on the Srd day of January, 1912,
and numbered 8124, which has been
Dated at Land Registry Office, Viotoria, B.C., this 2nd day of April, 1918.
Registrar General of Titled,
ap 6 may 8
Victoria Land District—District oi
Worth Baanlon.
TAKE NOTICE that Sidney Rubl
Roofing Company, Limited^ of Vlctoi
B.C., occupation not given, intends to i
ply for permission to lease the folia
lng described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at hi
water mark in Bazan Bay and being:
the southeast corner of Section
Range 4 East, North Saanich Distri
B.C., thenoe on a bearing S 53 55 E. :
a distance of 730 feet, thence at rlf
angles and on a bearing of North
05 E, for a distance of 560 feet, thet
on a bearing due north for a dlstai
of 820 feet; thence on a bearing c
west for a distance, of 800 feet to
poat planted above high water ma
thence following the shore line of S
tion 10, Range 4 East, In the southwe
erly direction to point of oommencemt
and containing 14 acres, more or le
Sidney Rubber Roofing Co., Ltd,
F. J. O'Reilly, Age
Dated April Oth, 1918.
ap 19 je I Victoria; B.C., April 26; 1018
Page Eleven
Sports   of   All   Sorts
"Amateur Sleuths"
Victoria, April 19,1913:
The Editor of The Week.
Dear Sir.—Yon contributor, "The
Hornet," does very great wrong to
the members of the Social Service
Commission by the harsh things he
says about them in today's issue of
The Week. I am quite ready to believe that "The Hornet" took his cue
from the somewhat startling headlines
of the report in the two dailies, of
our meeting last Honday. I hope his
hornet's eye was equally sharp in
catching sight of my letter in The
Colonist of Saturday (today) in which
I venture to repudiate the report as
entirely unwarranted, knowing as I do
  , all that took place at the meeting of
 Hj the Commission, for it is my duty to
ICTOBIA is to have two weeks that either New Westminster or Vic- club: Harry Boss, president; George keep the minutes.  I need say no more
of baseball.  Not since the entry toria will he dropped from the league. Fraser,   vice-president;  0. B. Shoe- than that our worthy friend who was
of the City Beautiful into the realms * bottapi, secretary;   Barney MeHale, present to represent the Press'went
of professional ball, or since the The amateurs are practising hard Fred Clark, W. A. David, C. Tite, out of his way to. take a fling at the
blanketed Songhees played seven-up for the opening game of the season George Sedney, J. Temple and Joe clergy. And now Mr. Hornet adds
outside the bastioned walls of Fort with the New Westminster amateura Redmond, executive eummittee. insult to injury by impeaching their
Camosun, have the fans been offered at the Eoyal City on May 17th.  Man- % sanity.   I hope, Mr. Editor, for the
such an orgy of baseball. The open- ager Sam Lorimer,,that old stalwart THE recently organized Victoria' sake of men like Bishop MacDonald,
ing will be a gala affair. The Boost- of local lacrosse, is training the locals ' Swimimng Club and the Y. M. Dean Doull, Mr. McBae, not to speak
er's Club will meet Mr. Michael and he feels confident that at the Ci A. swimming squad are preparing of all the other worthy ministers,
Lynch.and his fellow hired men at close of this year the Mann cup will for a water polo match to be held at some amends may be made. Yours
the C. P. E. wharf ond there the pro- come to the capital. the tank of the Y. M.C. A. next Wed- faithfully,
cession will be formed.   All the high- "*' nesday. The Victoria Swimming Club W. STEVENSON,
er degree fans will he in line, and     Mr. F. C. Hawes, of London, Eng., has elected the  following   officers: Hon. Secretary, S.S.C.
band   will lead, playing has written to the secretary of.the President, B. Powell; seoretary-treas- %
The Social Service Commission
Victoria, April 22, 1913.
  Editor of The Week.
—will he Mr, Lynch and his cohorts,%British Columbia if the expenses of Neill, The club has adopted a cos- JDear Sir:—I am in receipt of your
Mr. Eufus Brown and his Beavers, the aggregation were guaranteed, tume of blue and white, with the in- favour of April 21st, and thank you
and other notables. Efforts are being While the amateurs were unwilling to scription: "Victoria A. S. C." on the for your courtesy,
made to have Mayor Morley pitch the make a positive guarantee they have breast. It is expected that Uie olub As regards your suggestion that the
first ball, and if he gets his arm in offered to give all the gate receipts will he in a position to put on three S.S.C. should publish an outline of the
trim iri time, he probably will. Mr. outside of the aotual ground expenses championship events in connection policy to be pursued on the question
Dowler will not oatch for fear the to Mr. Hawes for any games his team with the Carnival in August—the touched upon, I am not sure that that
Mayor might bean him.                      may decide to play here. mile, quarter mile and' ladies' one could be done, in detail at least,'or
Vancouver and Victoria will strug- •* hundred yard race. that it would be in the public inter-
gle   all  week, with the aggregation     Old Dad Turnbull, who will be re- % ast until we arrive at results.   The
that Bob Brown has got together it membered as the mainstay of the \ MATCH game of English bil- proposal is what is known as a sooial
likely that the Bees will be given champions for many seasons, has been .il. liards was played on Wednes- survey of the city which does not by
a thorough test. Fielder Jones, presi- secured as manager of the New day afternoon in the Westholme Par- any means involve anything in the
dent of the Northwest League, who Westminster Senior .amateur team, lors between the Westholme and the nature of amateur detective work,
knows more about baseball than Jack % Empress Hotels, the former team win- Such surveys are undertaken in many
O'Brien, after looking all the teams     The Amateur Lacross League has ning   by three games to one.   The cities and the object so far as our
the league over, says he likes Van- arranged the following  schedule for match was closely contested and ore- CommiSison is concerned is to enable
"'" "  " —'"• "':  ated a good deal of excitement.   The the Commission to do its work more
HOSE & BBOOXS 00.. lil. Tucoutk, SlitrUratori for British CoH—bU.
couver and Victoria best of all. With this season:*
the showing the two nines have made May 17—Victoria at Vancouver.
there should be something doing every May 24—Westminster at Victoria.
minute from Monday afternoon next. May 31—Victoria at Westminster.
I The record of the Bees to date shows June 3—Vancouver at Victoria.
that they are a classy outfit,   Dug- June 14-Victoria at Westminster.
dale's Tilikums had to fight hard on June 28—Victoria at Vancouver.
their own lot to get aft even break, July 6—Vanoouver at Westminster.
the pennant-winners of last season, July 12—Westminster at Victoria.
having to struggle through two eleven- July 26—Vietoria at Westminster.
stanza affairs before they managed Aug. 2 or 4-Vanoouver at Victoria. ......
to clutch victory by a tail feather. Aug. 9—Vancouver at Westminster, press The Week is notified of an lm-
At that they were lucky to get an Aug. 16—Westminster at Vancouver, portant  real  estate  transaction, in
I even break.   The Bees also made a •* which   the  German Canadian Trust
good showing against Spokane, and pBICKET opened last week when Company have disposed of fifty-three
will probably give the Beavers some
winning team has accepted a chai- intelligently and efficiently. You will
lenge from F. Biohardson's Parlors, notice by the two small paragraphs
and the match will be played in the at the head of this paper what the
service is which we aim at rendering.
As regards the spirit in which our
work is undertaken and especially in
connection with thc proposed survey,
I do not think that I need to assure
you that thc ministers on the Corn-
Just at the moment' of going to mission are gentlemen and that they
possess a much higher sense of honour
(Continued on Page 12)
Westholme Parlors on Saturday afternoon at 2:30.
hard games.
tween them.
After the week with the Beavers   . .
| the Bees will play another week with J~W[ »' they
I the Bengal Tigers from Tacoma.  The
'Iron    Man,"   Mr. McGinnity,   is
strengthening   his  battalion, and it
will be in fine fettle for the struggle,
Incidentally he will bring Pinkey Gin-
die, who was released to him at Seattle last week, to do the backstopping,
the University Masters won from acres of land ori the Cedar Hill Eoad
an   eleven   captained by Mr. H. S. oposite Irving Place for the sum of
Hincks.   For the University Ackroyd $100,000.
and Sparks did the batting, both re-     The purchasers are capitalists from
had a century be- the Prairie who have recently settled
in Victoria and intend to sub-divide
the area.
When the new Canadian-Australian *	
liner Niagara reaches Victoria about Because of Jane.
the end of next month she will have (Mills & Boon,
on board the Australian Cricket team
and "Silent Ed" Kennedy, another *" Canada  The redoubtable Trumper
foler Victoria player, is also among !■ »»<>»? th. visiting Australians,
the Tieers.  The silent one, who man- "•
agedIL the Beecham 'to thc tune ^RB SCHWENGERS and Capt.
aged to slam the Beecham to the tune 1V1 J. F. Foulkes are busily prac
around the bases, worked all winter ^.^•/^J^Jl.'S.J?
By J. E.Buckrose.
6s.)     .
     The heroino of this quiet story of
whioh will play a number of matches modern English life is certainly a do-
Game Warden's liaunoh
SEALED     TENDERS,     superscribed
"Tender for Motor-launch," will be re-
n« ,.i„.   „„,.;.,„,  „        nt        _     * oeivea by tha Hon. the Minister of Pub-
tie plot  against a pretty  love-story  He    Works   up to 12 o'clock noon on
is abandoned Monday, May 12th, 1913, for the con
struction of one 45-ft. seagoing launch.
 ■ Flans,   specifications,    contract    and
Ae_.».  ..il   .1... .'..    _c      . ,   forms of tender may be seen at the of-
Attei   all,  the size of a woman's dees of the Government Agents at Van-
wnmnn couver and. New Westminster, and the
,"""  Department of Publla Works, Victoria.
liglitful child, and it is for her simple sake that a distinctly melo-drama-
FjiileT aTpm-ttadTand he liked trim for tlieir championship^matches. « is quUe ijmnaterial fififKTiw ISS*** to the
     wanted to Mr. Schwengers, who, with Mr. E. B. (loeM1 *•* cnrry "u "u,u     "el mms' under_igned can obtain a copy of the
the job so much that he , .
stav but the call of the diamond, Powell, lias been selected to represent
pnmd too strong. As another recruit the Dominion in^toDavisC^ ma.tch-
the Bengals have secured Foot Euell,
who   hit
,318   in   the
The hold that baseball  seems   to
es to begin at Wimbledon on June 23,
Connecticut will.leave for the United Kingdom on
May 6th and Capt. Foulkes will follow four days later. Messrs. Powell
and Schwengers will be pitted against
thc noted South African experts, E.
have on the sport-loving Vitconan is N win8low and H- Ai I{itgon in the
evident from the scenes in front of. op(m._.g ^^ and C|.pt ¥m_kes
the premises of the Two Jaeks each )h;nkg iW ^ yictol.ia floupiej if
day. The presence of two husky po- they can snc(!e(!d'in their mateii -with
licemen are required to keep a pas- ^ gonth Africans AoM be able to
sage clear on the publio street while
the fans surge and crowd to get a
glimpse at the blackboard where Mr.
O 'Brienne tersely chalks up the precis
of what the Bees are doing on alien
•-pONIGHT a meeting of the Coast
A   Lacross League magnates will be
score a win from the Belgians.
JAMES Bay A.A. are preparing for
their club regatta which will take
place on the waters of Victoria harbor on May 10th. Daily fours are
out training for the events, and it is
expected that there will be keen competition among the rowers. It is prob-
Jield to discuss the situation and the ab](j that at leagt eight fou_,3 wm en.
Judications are that there will be a .^ ^ aventg and many aaremen aro
■torrid session.   From the time the    reparing for fa singles and doubles,
arrangements were entered into fot ^
the inclusion of Viotoria in the professional lacrosse league the New
Westminster club has put obstacles
tn the way of those who were engin-
The selection of so critical a judge as Queen
Alexandra should ln-
duoe you to try
as it Is possible that
you nevor before
have experienced such
an equisltoly delicate
soft talcum powder..
For the Bame reason
let us recommend
Cherry Blossom Soap.
Used by lhe Royal
Household and recommended by the Medical Fraternity.
140 Front Street, W„
THE Victoria Athletic Club, whicli
haS quarters at 1318 Board St.,
is arranging for its first smoker to
Wine the arrangementTand'a climax take place on May 8th, when a card
I     iLn rL-hed    The Salmon Bel- which will include four events will be
Ts UMrifo "aUy to endeavor put on.   It is likely   that   Cyehme
block the formation of a lacrosse Scott will be seen in a go with Bilie
feomXun,andTereis war in'oon- Weeks,   at   166  pounds, and other
Luence.   The situation has made it events will be:
difficult for Lionel Yorke to recruit    Bay Campbell vs.
[ t«im for Victoria.  The outcome of pounds.
Light's meeting will be awaited with     Bobbie^  Evans   vs.   Denver
In orest bv followers of lacrosse, as Clark; 135 pounds.
S th?New Westminster manage-     Charles Southall vs. Kid Lee; 126
\__mt -.Mae their belligerent taetics pounds,
.there caTbe no other outc"™ *«     The Mowing are °ffi°er8 °f
plans and specifications for the sum of
twenty-flve ($25), which will he refunded on their return ln good order.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certllU
cate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, mudo payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum
equivalent to ton per cent of toll amount
of the tender, which shnll be forfeited tf
the party tendering decline to enter Into
contract when called upon to do so, or If
ho fall to complete the work contracted
for, Tho cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be
returned to them upon the oxecutlon of
the contract.
Venders will not bc .considered unless
mado out on the forms supplied, signed
by the actual signature of the tenderer,
and enclosed in the onvelopeH furnished.
Intending tenderers to state the date of
completion in their tender.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., April 10th, 1013.
ap 26 may 3
IN THE MATTER of on  application
Cvclone  for  f,'eBn  Certlflcate of Title  to  Sub-
* division No. 6 of acre Lot No. 2, Spring
Ridge, Victoria City.
intention at the expiration of one cal-
Unknown*  133 endftr month from tho first publication
* hereof to  issue a fresh  Certificate of
_,   Title    Issued   to tho Honourable John
Ed, HamiltonGrayon the 16th.day.of Feb-
Proposal to Parohu*
The Hon. the Minister of Public
AVorks will receive up to 12 o'clock noon
of Wednesday, the 30th day of April,
1013, proposals for the purchase of a
pony-powor lawn-mower.
The mower can bo seen at Government
House, Victoria, B.C., by applying to tho
_._,_,*    -_.-■-  Jay of Feb-      The  right  Is  reserved  to reject  tho
ruary, 1882, and numbered 8720A, which  highest or any proposal,
hus been  lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Vic- J. E, GRIFFITH,
toria, B.C., this 12th day of April, 1913, Publio Works Engineer.
> '•-   8. T. WOOTTON, Department of Public Works,     •
Registrar General of Titles,      Victoria, B.C., April 22nd, 1013.
ap. 26 may 20   ap 2fi ap 26
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J. E. SMART.    WM. WOOD. Page Twelve
Victoria, B.C., April 26, 1918
Bv the Hornet
That Constable Baxter made up his
mind to take the advice given by
"Hornet" last week, and resigned-
he ought to hare been fired.
*•   *
That this is the same officer who
cost the city nearly a thousand dollars for assaulting an old man during the Coronation procession.
• »
That he also distinguished himself
quite   recently by turning a choice
flood of Billingsgate on his chief.
' •   •
That it is to be hoped more care
will be exercised in admitting new
members to the police force.
• •
That the present Commissioners are
discharging their duty in a painstaking and conscientious manner.
That, it iS to be hoped that the
plnin clothes officer who was arrested
in a Chinese joint wlil be made to
'take his medicine.
i     »*■
That it is a pity that a bright com:
|.   edy like "Little Miss Brown" should
have been marred by two or three vulgarities.
• •
';.'   That the drinking episode might
•well have been omitted.
• *»
That one would be sorry to think
that in the average respectable Ameri-
• can household a young lady of seventeen habitually says "flo to hell."
• •
That it is these little touches of
colour which make the American comedy so delightful.
That if energy and perseverance
can do it the retail employees will
have their Saturday half-holiday.
' •   *
That the aggregation of representative speakers on the platform presented a fine study in contrasts.
•   •
That Parker Williams turned the
-tables   very neatly on the Premier
when he twitted him with being a
convert to the Socialist programme
for a short hour movement.
• •
That the estimable gentlemen who
jumped into the breach so quickly
have not quite realized all they are
in for.
That it is quite probable that their
' eyes will be opened in the near future.'
• •
That in auy event it is an excellent
thing to see the Church beginning to
take an interest in men who labour.
»   •
That the daily press   may   have
made a mistake as to the intentions
'of the Civil Service Commission, but
all the same there has been a good
, deal of amateur sleuth work lately.
That men employed by reform organizations in the city have made
themselves very objectionable in restaurants, under the pretext of collecting information.
• ♦
, That this is what "Hornet" had in
view when he referred to the matter
last week. .
• *
That there are some things that a
British subject will not stand for, and
this is one of them.
That "Hornet" is very glad to
have the assurance of the Secretary
of the Civil Service Commission that
no sleuth work is contemplated.
»   •
'". That it is about time the present
II  system   of  bailing out well known
criminals was changed.
That Marks is not the first notorious crook who has skipped out;
thanks to the imposition of a light
That the amenities of the Police
Court, as illustrated by certain well
known counsel, are rapidly destroying
whatever dignity it possessed.
That it is the duty of The Colonist
to explain how the Hudson's Bay Co.
will build a four-storied concrete
building on a site 240 x 120 for
That while half a loaf is better
than no bread,' it doesn't follow that
a basement is better than a store.
•   »
That our jubilation is considerably
dampened by the meagre result of so
long waiting.
• *
That the contractors for the new
Bank of Montreal building have not
had much regard for the publio convenience,
That the material dumped for concrete making forced pedestrians on
to the car track.
• »
That the material dumped in Bastion Street reduced that thoroughfare
to a trail.
»   •
That at last the Water Commissioner has done the right thing in
taking over the Sooke contract.
• *
That if Mr. Bust had been in authority he would have taken this step
long ago.
• . •
That it is a case of one man having more back-bone than ten.
That once more the ethics of journalism have compelled the daily papers to publish a Canard ono day and
deny it the next.
That the amusing feature of. the
case is that some of thum now declare
that they knew all: the while that it
was a canard.
•   •
That the only justification offered
is that "it came over the wires."
■*> . •'"
That as a matter of fact it is just
another attempt of the American
press agencies to make British Ministers look ridiculous.
• •
That this view of lie matter does
not seem to have occurred to the
editors of our Canadian dailies.
• •
That it must have been the charming manners of our own "Winnie"
whieh enabled him to rake in that
That what no man can' understand
is why ministers of religion should object to the Scriptures being read in
our public schools.
• •'
That surely Major Guise might have
been allowed to do what the ministers
were not prepared to do themselves.
■ •   •
That The Times made out an unanswerable case for the publication of
The Colonist on Sunday.
• '•
That the argument was' all right,
but the man in the street cannot forget that under the existing arrangement The Times has no competitor on
•'   •
That The Times was unable to rise
to the occasion and accept the offer
made by Mr. Matson; although it
would have left the case entirely in
the hands of three political opponents.
:'• ■'-.'•■■.".
That the failure of The Times to
accept an offer whioh few men would
have had the fairness to make finally disposes of the question.
»   •
That the postponement of the Sunday closing cases will give Mr, Higgins an opportunity to brush up his
legal knowledge on ancient precedents.
That it would be amusing if he was
able to pierce the harness of our
twentieth century legislators with a
rapier drawn from the armoury of
the "Merrie Monarch."
That rumour nominates' a popular
and gallant colonel as the new President of the Victoria and Esquimalt
Navy League.
That it will be a difficult thing to
fill the shoes of the redoubtable Clive
• .•
That no man can hope to do this
who is not equipped with technical
knowledge and endowed with the gift
of oratory. ■
That if the gentleman designated
can be induced to accept, the best
traditons of the Navy League will be
That the editor of the "De Luxe"
should have a French scholar on his
staff,   or   cease  the publication of
French stories.
• '•
That nothing but ignorance of the
language could have led him into the
"betise" of publishing the* smutty
tale which appeared in tbe last issue
of his paper.
That he ought to know better than
revert to the* role of the "naughty
boy," so suocessfuly played by his
illustrious father.
* •
That W. J. Bryan must be having
the time of his life, what with doling out soft drinks in Washington
and soft sawder in California.
* •
That it will take a good deal of the
latter to overcome the determination
of Governor Johnson and his Legislature to prevent Oriental land settlement.
That it was very thoughtful of The
Colonist to extend its congratulations
to Mr. Pankhurst—but how did it convey them? .
That the world is gradually coming over to "Hornet's" idea of deporting militant suffragettes.
«   •
That a Manchester stipendiary expressed regret that the law did not
allow him to do' this.
* *
That Mrs. O.   H.   P.   Belmont's
threat to boycott England has caused
consternation throughout the Empire.
ft   *
That the   Foreign   Secretary has
been instructed to open up negotiations with Washington for the withdrawal of the threat.
•   •
That in diplomatic circles it is not
regarded as a "casus belli," and the
man in the street looks upon it as a
"casus swelli."
That the taunt of a mere editor
that Mrs. Belmont's boycott would
not extend to dukes was a cruel reminder.
(Continued from Page 11.)
and good nature than some of our
friends on the newspaper press appear
willing to credit them with.
I may say, too, that I think I know
the minister members of the S. S. C.
and I am quite sure of myself and
your statement that "some of the
members have in the past distinguished themselves by embarking on the
very line suggested in the daily papers" does them, I fear, a serious injustice wh'ch I know you would not
inflict intentionally. Yours faithfully,
The Weekly Half-Holiday
Victoria, April 23,1913.
The Editor, The Week,
Victoria, B.C.
Dead Sir:—In answer to your article in the last edition of The Week.
Naturally Tlie Week favours the
idea of a weekly half-holiday for Retail Employees. It would be strange
if it did ont do so. Up-to-date we do
if it did not do so. Up-to-date we do
person who did. How could anyone?
Is not the demand sane and just?
The Week seems terribly concerned
about the difficulties which would
arise if a Saturday early closing day
were introduced, and forgets that
adequate provisions are recommended to counteract such. Would
not a late shopping night on Friday
enable every workingman and woman
to make their purchases before Saturday? Would not it also be possible to
get employers to pay their help on
Friday, too?
The Week says, referring to Saturday shopping, "The custom is an old
and honourable one, possessing many
-advantages. It infuses a spice of
colour into life, etc." Certainly the
custom is an old one, but many old
customs (such as the burning of
witches, etc) had had to he "thrown
overboard" as a matter of justice
to the particular classes of people who
were the sufferers.
We would venture to suggest that
the Retail Employee is not getting fair
treatment at the present day. A little
unselfishness and consideration and
all could enjoy the pleasures and
benefit securing to a Saturday half-
holiday. In fact a double "spice of
colour" might be infused into our
Saturdays if the populace were to
transfer to Friday the petty recreation of Saturday's shopping, and
make up its mind to have a real good
time, men, women and children alike
devoting themselves to a more worthy
Cannot Thc Week anticipate what a
wonderful attraction Viotoria would
present if the whole of the public
energies on Saturday afternoon were
devoted to well organized sports, pastimes and amusements, and then a
quiet Sunday?
The weekly half-holiday is not desired for a rest, but for recreation and
development, Sunday can have its
A further objection on the part of
The Week is, that if Saturday is the
chosen day for a one o'clook closing,
the store employee will get more than
a half-day's holiday. Will The Week
look at it from another point of
The Retail Employees' Organization's proposal is that working hours
on Fridays shall he increased by
three hours; hence the deduction
would be one of only six, not nine
hours. Furthermore, I would direct
your attention to the fact that on
Saturdays the butchers' working-day
begins, as a rule, at six o 'clock, the
grocers' at 7:30, and most olothiers1,
etc., at 8 o'clock. Now this organization maintains that these employees
would work a full half day, If this
is so, how can The Week raise a
logical objection on the question of
hours conceded should Saturday be
the chosen day for early closing?
Only a very small calculation is
necessary to make it quite clear that
the average Saturday half-day (from
6, 7.30 or 8 aon. to 1 p.m.) would be
«s nearly as possible equal with the
proposed six hours curtailment of
•the week's shopping hours.
Saturday seems the most reasonable day on which to hold the weekly
half-holiday and we trust that The
Week will feel that our claim is just
and workable. Yours faithfully,
Organizing Secretary.
The Doukhobors Are Against the War
Tho Christian Community of Universal BiJtherhood Doukhobors
in Canada.
Brilliant, B.C., April 18,1913.
The Editor, The Week,
Victoria, B.C.
Two thousand Doukhobors residing
in British Columbia held recently a
mass meeting at Brilliant, B.C. After
welcoming three hundred brethren
just arrived from Saskatchewan, and
discussing other business, one of the
elders read a clipping from a newspaper, in which flve thousand Turkish
women have appealed in the name ot
chivalry, Christian mercy and mothers' feeling, to listen to their cry for
peace. The Turkish mothers and
wives are begging the wives of Christian rulers,- that they should influence
their husbands to stop the war, which
continues to shed blood and horrors
upon their land.
The Doukhobors after a short deliberation unanimously authorized the
undersigned to send the following protest of the Doukhobors:—
"This bloody destruction of life is
going on between two different nations: Balkans and Turkey. The first
mentioned call themselves Christians,
believers in Jesus Christ and His
warriors. The others are followers
of Mohammed. Are they not sinning
against the teaching of both great
"Jesus Christ as the Savious of
mankind taught us: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do
good to them that hate you. (V. 44,
"Is it right for these cruel nations
of Balkans to call themselves Warriors of Jesus Christ and the war a
'Holy War'? They are as blood-.
thirsty beasts attacking each other.
"We, the Doukhobors from the olden times are against the war, against
destruction of human life, according
to the commandment made by Jesus
Christ to One of His disciples: 'Put
up again thy sword into its place;
for all they that take the sword shall
perish by the sword.' (XXVI, 52, St.
Matthew.) Also it is said in the
Scriptures, that no man who destroys
human life will enjoy eternity. (Ill,
15, first message of St. John).
"Therefore we, for the sake of
Jesus Christ as well as for the sake
of all the women in the world at one
opportune time, namely on, the 29th
of June, 1895, gathered on the field
in a pile all the firearms and weapons
which we used to keep in our houses,
and set lire to them, reducing sama
to a lot of iron. In that dark quiet
night we lighted our lire as the message of a new coming life and happiness. At the same time we refused
to serve in the army and declared'
ourselves as Free Citizens of the
world, and brothers to all the people
regardless of religion and nationality.
"For this we had suffered terrible
persecution from the Russian Government.
"In the name of Jesus Christ, and
in the name of Mohammed, we, the
Doukhobors, earnestly appeal to
Christian and Turkish women to put
an end to war. And only then will
come peace and happiness into this
world, when the people will stop fighting and will put their swords into
Bcabbards.   Glory to Our God.
"Delegate of the Doukhobor Soeiety"
Attention is directed to a notice
appearing in the advertising columns
of this number telling of the coming
visit of the manageress of The Maison
Nouvelle of Vancouver to the Capital City. Mrs. Hope brings with her
a fine assortment of afternoon and reception gowns, specially chosen by
London and Paris buyers and will be
pleased to show them to the ladies of
Viotoria at the Empress Hotel from
April 28 to May 2 inclusive.
IN THE MATTER of an application
for a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to part (8.74 acres) of Section tl,
Victoria Distriot.
NOTICB is hereby given of my Intention at the expiration of one calendar
month from the first publication hereof
to issue a fresh Certificate of Indefeasible Title ln lieu' of the Certificate of
Indefeasible Title issued to Richard Rat- *
cliffe Taylor on the 19th day of February, 1912, and numbered J70T, which has
been lost.
bated at Land Registry Office, Victoria, British Columbia, this fourth day
of April, 1913.
Registrar General of Titles,
may 10
aprll 12
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Collection Agency
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Wellington   Colliery
Company's Coal
DH QoTonmut it.     Hum* M
Taylor Mill Co.
All Kinds of Building Material
Lumber, Sash, Doors
Telephone 564
North Government Street
.  Victoria
Peter McQuade & Son
For painting your boat or your house.   Varnishes for your
boat or your home.
MOTOR OIL, for auto or boat.
All the little fixings for your auto or motor in stock.
Wo can satisfy you in service and price.
Wallpapers,   Paints, Etc., Etc.
Inccmor to Ooorf• Brook* ft Oo. ralrleld SuUdlnf, opp. City KaU
Vhone 368.
New Provincial Court
I can oiler subject to previous sale or confirmation the following properties in this vicinity. And at the same time point out the extraordinary low values which have ruled here in spite of its proxiniity
to the centre of town, will admit of large rises in value.
Lots 5 and 5,83 ft. on Burdette, 104 on Fenwick  $22,000
Lots 9 and 3, 42.6 on Burdette, 30 on Humboldt, with average
depth of 115 feet  ...$30,000
These are the two best buys to be had.
A. W. Bridgman
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agent
1007 Government Street Victoria, B.C.
and All Surveyors Supplies
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