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 L. McLeod Gould
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1208 Government Street Phone 1283
The Week
A British Colombia Newspaper and Review*
Published at Victoria, B. 6.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Vol. X.   No,
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum '
IN THE BALKANS—Less than a
month ago leading journalists in the
Old Country deprecated the idea that
there would be war between the Balkan
States and Turkey. Rarely has any review
of note been so far astray in its prognostications as the Reviews of Reviews, which
seems to have lost all its prescience with the
passing of Mr. Stead. In its last issue it
published a series of editorials just as dogmatic as those which used to flow from the
facile pen of the great journalist, and all
going to prove that however they might
threaten, the Balkan States would never go
the length of declaring war, and, if they
did, they would be hopelessly defeated. Yet
within a month this prediction has been falsified in every respect. The allies have
scored a succession of brilliant victories;
they have demonstrated that their campaign
was well thought out, and they have shown
a precision and power of concentration
which lacks a parallel since 1870 when the
German campaign, planned by one of the
greatest military strategists of all ages,.Gen-
| eral Moltke, marched with unerring precis-
to its consummation. At the time of
writing the allied armies are practically
thundering at the gates of Constantinople.
I This is a repetition of the history of thirty-
four years ago, when nothing but the intervention of England prevented the fall of
I the Porte. During the last week or two the
action of Lord Beaconsfield and Lord Salisbury has been widely canvassed. The
Treaty of San Stefano which they were in-
j strumental in procuring, had for its object
the maintenance of British supremacy and
l> in that day it was considered that the upholding of the Turkish power in Europe
was a factor in the case. It is very easy,
however, to see that even then Lord Salisbury had misgivings as to the future conduct of the "Unspeakable Turk," and his
memoranda make it perfectly clear that he
regarded the leniency as the last whieh
should be extended to Turkey. The great
statesmen, who in 1878 took a stand which
may appear to be discredited in 1912, must
not be condemned, and their conduct can
only be rightly appraised in the light of
surrounding circumstances. In 1878 the
Russian Bear was the "bete noir" of Eastern
politics and his policy the crux of the
Eastern question. The maintenance of the
highway to India was the supreme tenet of
our political faith. Russia was then in a
position to threaten the Indian frontier and
in certain eventualities to block the passage
of the Red Sea. All that has passed. Russia
is no longer a menace to India, or, indeed,
to the Suez Canal, and the Turkish question
can now be settled without any special
reference to Russian influence. Further,
British rule in India has been consolidated
and there is no longer a danger of the declaration of a Holy War, which might embroil the Indian subjects of His Majesty,
King George V. Under these altered circumstances it is inconceivable that the victorious allies should submit to dictation or
intervention. They may restrain their forces
at the gates of Constantinople, but if they
do so, it will not be at the bidding of any
of the Great Powers, but because that concession might give them an additional leverage in negotiating the terms of a Peace
Treaty. The day has gone by when Europe
cares what becomes of the Turk; he has
proved himself incapable of civilized government and alien to Western ideas. His
atrocities have stained the pages of history
for ages, and the indignation recently
aroused by the excesses in which he indulged are but an echo of the Bulgarian
atrocities which Mr. Gladstone denounced
with the white heat of passion more than
thirty years ago. The day of reckoning
has come and the cry of the allies is, very
properly "Hands Off." It is a cry which
the Great Powers are likely to respect and
which should lead to the final extinction of
Turkish rule in Europe.
Mr. Woodrow Wilson has been
elected President of the United States
by a majority which leaves no doubt as to
the attitude of the people. For the first.
time since Mr. Cleveland's regime, a Democrat rules at the White House. His election is a matter for congratulation among
all civilized people. First of all because of
his own personal character and qualities;
Mr. Wilson is a gentleman and a scholar.
He has had a successful term of office as
Governor of the State of New Jersey. He
has shown himself to be a man of executive capacity as well as of high ideals. He
has been classified as a theorist, but he has
proved that he is also practical. It may
fairly be said without any disrespect to his
predecessors that he reaches a high intellectual standard and he will undoubtedly prove
himself equal to the task of grappling vvith
any problem which may confront him during his Presidential term. Mr. Wilson' has
established a reputation for honesty and
plain dealing, and several incidents which
occurred during this campaign tend to emphasize the correctness of the popular impression. Whatever mistakes Mr. Wilson
may make, he is not likely to break his word
or to desert his principles, and The Week
looks forward with confidence to a term of
moderate, useful, beneficial legislation such
as has been impossible during the feverish
restlessness of the last decade. But gratification at the success of Mr. Wilson is also
based upon a sense of relief at the defeat
of his competitors. Both Mr. Roosevelt
and Mr. Taft have fallen in the public
esteem. The latter has been a great disappointment as President. He has shown
himself deficient in back-bone, a truckler
and where any energetic action along the
lines of reform were concerned, a coward.
But perhaps the strongest item in the indictment against him is to be found in his
disgraceful attitude with respect to the
Panama Canal. He has gone on record as
a violator of solemn treaties and he has
shown that where there was a little political
advantage to gain he was willing to sacrifice, not only his own word, but the honour
of his nation. Without personal disrespect,
perhaps the most accurate summing-up of
Mr. Taft as a President is to be found in
the American phrase, a "false alarm." With
respect to Mr. Roosevelt there can be no
two opinions about his deterioration. Ever
since he left the Presidential chair he has
been working strenuously to lower his
status in the eyes of the world, and he has
accomplished this most effectually. It is
not to deny him the possession of many
good ideas and good intentions to say that
in the campaign he has been a rowdy, that
he has lowered the tone of public life in a
country where it seemed almost impossible
to do so and that his association with the
leaders of the Trusts, which he denounced,
was such as to lay him open to the charge
of playing a double game. All decent,
clean-minded men will rejoice for the sake
of humanity and for the respect which they
owe to the American people that two men
who showed such little respect for the high
position which they sought, have been
ignominiously defeated. Once more the
people have proved themselves wiser than
their would-be leaders, and have demonstrated the possession of that great inherent
quality of the Anglo-Saxon race—a sound
insolvent; that it had not an ample margin
for borrowing purposes, or that there had
been any dishonesty in the handling of the
funds. The intention of the article was to
point out that Victoria had outgrown its
financial machinery. This opinion has been
expressed to The Week by no inconsiderable number of our leading financial men,
who claim that the calling in of a high class
outside expert to advise on general financial
arrangements, possible consolidations and to
map out the future campaign for civic expenditures would have been a wise precaution. It is not too late to do this, even yet.
Meanwhile, The Week would point out that
any difficulty which has recently existed in
connection* with civic finances is due to temporary conditions. It may not be generally
known that the City has more than 360
Money By-laws on its books; most of these
were passed during the regime of previous
Mayors, and many of them contain an inherent defect in that they cover work in
scattered Parts of the city; a little in the
East and a little in the West; a slice in the
North and another in the South. The result is that it has been found practically
impossible to close up the work covered
by many of these By-laws, because some
small piece remained unfinished. Meanwhile, recourse has been had to the banks
to pay for the execution of the work because the amount could not be levied on the
property owners until the whole of the work
comprised in any one By-law was completed. As an illustration, take the case of
View Street Extension, whicii involves a
very large sum of money. This By-law
cannot be closed because the side-walk
along the burnt Spencer Block has not yet
been constructed, and has been held off
because it has been constantly expected that
building operations would take place and
sub-excavation be made necessary. The
banks have advanced all this money. The
illustration could be multiplied all over the
city, and the only consolation is that at the
present time the Mayor and the City En-*
gineer are doing their utmost to close up
By-laws wherever it is possible so that the
monies expended can be levied ancl the liabilities to the banks reduced. During the
last few days no less a sum than $1,250,000
has been paid to the credit of the City on
tax collections, whereas it is only a few
years since the total taxation of the City
amounted to about $500,000. It is a matter
of ancient history now that the predecessor
of the present Mayor plunged into civic expenditures without counting the cost and
without making any adequate arrangement to ensure the completion of the work
within a reasonable time, and the collection
of the monies expended. In future it might
be well to adopt an entirely new system,
such, for instance, as the issuing of Treasury notes immediately a By-law is confirmed, paying for the work with these notes
and then redeeming them by the sale of
debentures at the proper time. But this is
only a mere suggestion and may not be by
any means the best. The necessity, however, for something different from the reckless plunging of the past would certainly
seem to justify the stand taken by The
Week that an eminent authority might be
consulted on the whole scheme of civic
"the limit" in vilification and misrepresentation of the action and attitude of the
Government. The Times adopted a view
long ago, which is absolutely without foundation, and which the Premier has more
than once denied, the view that the Canadian Northern Railway secured special
charter privileges on the Songhees Reserve,
which are binding on the Government and
which prevent it from dealing with a free
hand. In a cartoon, which was worthy of
a better cause, it intimates that the Premier is checkmated by the Canadian Northern officials, and this in spite of the fact
that he has stated categorically that he has
concluded a perfectly satisfactory arrangement with the Canadian Northern and that
the only obstacle to a final settlement was
the obstinacy of the representatives of the
C. P. R., who refused to fall in line with
his suggestion of a joint Union Depot. This
phase of the question was discussed fully
in the columns of The Week more than
three months ago and read by the management of the Times with the avidity with
which they read everything which appears
in The Week. The insincerity of their present attitude is well shown by the fact that
in their own columns an article appeared
only a week ago suggesting that the visit
of Sir Richard McBride and Mr. Bowser
to the East would lead to Montreal, and to
a conference with Sir Thomas Shaughnessy on this very subject. The Times
may just as well possess its soul in patience.
It cannot hurry the Government, nor can it
put the Premier in the wrong. The settlement of such an important matter, especially when it is complicated by unexpected
opposition, cannot be effected in a day. The
Premier is well advised to take his time,
even though the Liberal organ and certain
real estate agents may wax impatient. The
people of Victoria would rather wait an-,
other year than have a hurried settlement,
which ignored any important interests. The
Premier has promised that when the settlement is completed every interest will have
been recognised; he has stood by his guns
ancl will do so to the end. The Week
knows enough of what has already been
arranged to justify the statement that when
the final announcement is made it will satisfy every reasonable man ancl will show that
the campaign of misrepresentation and unfair criticism conducted by the Times is
just as foundationless as that whicii it conducted before and which sent a certain ex-
Minister into well merited obscurity.
whicii appeared in the last issue of
The Week dealing with the subject
of civic finances has been adversely commented on in certain quarters. It is urged
that the article is calculated to occasion
unnecessary anxiety and to place the city
in an unfavourable light in the eyes of investors and financial agents. Nothing was
further from the intention of The Week.
It was not even suggested that the City was
attitude of the Victoria Times on the
subject of the Songhees Reserve
would be entirely amusing, if it did not
operate, as it obviously does, against the
best interests of the City of Victoria. The
management has had to make its choice
between an honest, sane, business-like attitude, or the carrying of a purely business
affair into the political arena. It would
be too much to expect the Times to resist
the temptation to yield to the latter. And,
having decided, it would also be too much
to expect of the Times to stop short of
on the Australian match which appeared in the last issue of The Week,
reference was made to the exclusion of Mr.
Lou York, the veteran captain of the Victoria Club, from the team. In order to
give the Selection Committee an opportunity of explaining this, The Week allowed
the matter to rest with the complaint, but
it cannot be allowed to rest any longer, and
having conducted an enquiry on ils own
account, The Week now makes the following statement. A Selection Committee consisting of Messrs. Champain, Ismay, Carr-
Hilton, Payne and L. S. V. York was appointed by thc Executive of the P. C. C. A.
The mode of selection agreed upon was that
each member of the Committee should send
in a written list of the names which he
suggested. These lists were sent in and intimately reached the hands of Mr. Champain, who had been agreed upon as captain.
Upon the majority of those lists the name
of Mr. Lou York appeared. When the
team was announced Mr. York's name was
omitted. The deduction is clear ancl the
charge of unfair discrimination, even on the
basis of the vote of the Selection Committee, is unanswerable. Perhaps, however,
now that the facts are made public, the
parties responsible will feel called upon in
the interest of cricket, to offer an explanation—and possibly an apology. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912
For three things the earth is disquieted, and
for four which it cannot bear:
For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool
when he is filled with meat;
For an odious woman when she is married;
and an handmaid that is an heir to her
—Proverbs XXX: 21, 22, 23.
'Such were the wise words of Agur,
the son of Jakeh, which he spake
unto Ithiel and Ucal. If the writer had
lived in modern times I fancy that
he would have included at least two
more things for which the earth is
disquieted and whose room on this
terrestrial globe would be more welcome than their company. I refer to
the book-marking fiend and the unsolicited chorister.
*   *   *
There are few things more irritating than to pick up a book belonging
to a public library, and find that a
previous reader has taken advantage
of the opportunity to vaunt his petty
opinions and oftentimes display his
ignorance by marginal jottings. I can
forgive the man or woman who draws
a line down the margin to call particular attention to some paragraph,
though I always look upon this form
of amusement as partaking of overweening conceit, but I would have no
mercy on the blatant egoist, who considers himself entitled to pat the author on the back for the expression of
some sentiment, or roundly to abuse
him for voicing a belief which differs
from that held by himself. I hold the
opinion that this characteristic, which
is strongly developed in some people
who otherwise strike the bystander
as being wholly sane, betrays a streak
of vanity which is closely akin to
lunacy, and should be punishable by
confinement.     *   *   *
The unsolicited chorister, however,
is in a class by himself. He is almost
invariably of the male gender, though
specimens are found at rare intervals
among the female of the race. His
habitat is usually a restaurant where
an orchestra plays during meals, and
he is mostly to be met at night. He is
carnivorous, though, when plying his
nefarious arts, he usually confines
himself to shelf-fish and* stout, followed later by copious draughts of
whisky-and-soda. His mission in life
is to wait till the orchestra begins
playing some air with which he is
familiar, and then he helps—by singing half a bar ahead or behind, and
a tone or so flat or sharp. He is particularly pleased if he gets an opportunity of aiding a solo singer at these
functions, and joins in the chorus
(unsolicited) with the greatest gusto,
after which he gazes round with a
self-satisfied air, as who should say,
"Devilish good singer, ain't I?" Such
an one could be forgiven if he were
drunk, but he can rarely be described
as being in that condition. He labors
under the delusion that he is helping
things along and making them go
with a swing, and, unfortunately, he
drinks sufficient to make it bad policy to throw him out. Nobody suffers,
except the miserable occupants of
tables adjoining, and they are, for the
most part, too good-natured to enter
a protest. *   *   *
Seeing that such large numbers of
this character are abroad in the land,
it is an extraordinary thing that when
a chorus is solicited, there is hardly
ever any response. You all know how
the young man comes forward at a
concert to sing his piece, and mildly
informs the audience that his song
has a good chorus, and "I hope you
will all join in." D id you ever notice
the deathly silence which accompanies his lone singing of this chorus?
There is only one way in which a concert performer can get his audience
to help him out, and that is by saying that the chorus is not to be sung
by the room, and then our "unsolicit-
eds" will really be of use. The average
concert patron only knows two tunes,
viz., the' National Anthem and either
"Rule Britannia" or "Pop Goes the
Weasel I" He is perfectly willing to
sing one of these tunes when he sees
his neighbors standing up at the end
of the performance, and whichever
one he sings, he calls it "God Save the
King," but as for helping out with a
chorus—no, sir. He has paid his
money to hear other people sing, and
if he wants to hear himself, he waits
till he has his matutinal tub, when he
will occasionally sing appropriate ditties in between the spasms.
* *   *
The above remarks, however, perhaps hardly touch upon the vital
things of this life, which may be more
nearly met by a close consideration
of the action of the Canadian Puget
Sound Lumber Company who have
been sending ship-loads of timber
away from Victoria at a time when
every man, woman and child in the
city, to say nothing of contractors and
prospective house-owners, is suffering
from a wood famine. Talk about shipping coals to Newcastle; it is a fallacy ia the proverb line to imagine
that the place which produces a commodity is the place where you can
obtain it easiest. Grimsby is the worst
place in* the world in which to order
herrings for your breakfast. Furs can
be bought cheaper in London than in
Canada, salmon are unobtainable at
Steveston and Wood is at a premium on Vancouver Island. Which
things ought not so to be—but
they are. I understand that the
company refered to has despatched
its last shipment, but in view of the
fact that big prices prevail right here
in the city where the lumber is so
urgently required, it is hard to understand why they found it necessary to
ship any out of the country at all,
especially as they sold it for less
money than Victorians were willing
to pay. *   *   * /
I do not think that the people of
Victoria deserve all the new books
which have lately been received at the
Carnegie library, and which will
shortly be on the shelves, but they
have got them all the same. It is not
so very long ago that I recommended
that the library be shut up and turned into a "Biergarten." That was after the rejection of the Library Bylaw. I trust that the efficient manner
in which this most useful institution
has been conducted since Miss Helen
Stewart has had sole charge of the
management will so have appealed to
the citizens that when another motion
is made to devote a larger appropriation of money to the improvement of
the library and its up-keep, there will
be no come-back. There are many
things which we need in Victoria but
a really first-class library is perhaps
the most important of all.
* *   *
I see by this week's Building Permits that the city is going to erect
some greenhouses on Beacon Hill—a
most excellent idea. For my part I
fail to see the objection which has
been raised with respect to the building of an observatory on this spot.
Surely there is plenty of room at
Beacon Hill for such a building, and
if it were architecturally adapted to
the surroundings it might be made a
distinct acquisition. I understand that
there are legal difficulties in the way
which can only be surmounted by a
by-law; pass the by-law then. If we
are going to have a seismological observatory, and we have all professed
ourselves anxious to have one, for
goodness sake let us have it in the
place which is best suited for it. Our
local expert, Mr. Napier Denison, is
of opinion that Beacon Hill affords
ideal conditions. To my mind, an imposing building with a dome would
look "real elegant" rearing its massive head above the broom, especially if it were constructed of the same
picturesque material which makes the
Parliament Buildings " a thing of
beauty and a joy for ever" to the
Style all the
There is
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cravat that
is in "Good
It keeps
its shape—
its rich
and shows
no wrinkles
or pinholes.
mark of a
good cravat
is on 24 of
the newest
shapes at
from soc
to $1.50.
At live
if not at
yours, write
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Fresh Putnam Farm Chicken, a la Wagner
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Cut Glass
MANY people think that it is impossible to buy first-class cut glass unless
they pay comparatively fabulous prices for it. This is a great error.
By taking advantage of recent inventions calculated to facilitate glass-
blowing operations, beautiful and artistic cut glass can be made, and is made
today, at a cost undreamed of ten years ago. Furthermore, though the art of
glass-blowing in the individual has made no great strides, yet from a mechanical
standpoint ft has made many big advances; and science, in cutting down loss,
has greatly reduced selling prices. However, these advantages are to be enjoyed
only from the products of the up-to-date glass factories—such as Gordons
patronize. We have just received an extra large shipment ,/hich we are placing
on sale in our new Basement. It represents the very daintiest and most delightful
designs, reflecting tremendous credit on the skill and artistic ingenuity used in its
manufacture. If you are selecting a suitable wedding present or birthday
remembrance, nothing could be more acceptable than these lovely products.
Nappies, plain or handled, $1.50, $2.00
Celery and Olive Dishes, from. .$2.00
Fruit Bowls, $4.00 to  $12.00
739 Yates Street
Sugar and Creams, set, $3.50.. .$8.50
Water Jugs, up from $4.00
Vases, all designs, $4.00 to $8.00
Telephone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912
The Btitterfiy on the Wheel
The Butterfly on the Wheel is in
nany respects a strong play.   It has
Its   deficiencies,   which   might   have
lieen expected, when one remembers
Ihat the authors are amateurs;  there
Is a little lack of colour, a few crudities in construction, a failure to realize
Jatisfactorily that poetic justice which
he best of critics, "the gods," always
lemandi   Roderick Collingwood gets
Iff too lightly, and the sequel would
Ippear to offer a premium to the gay
lothario   who   makes   love   to   his
riend's wife  with  sufficient skill  to
lave their  friends  in   some   doubt.
Ihen the    court-room    scene would
live been effective if it had been cur-
liled.   As it was it became tedious
Id   produced   an   anti-climax.    In
|ite,   however,  of these  blemishes,
play  was  interesting;   it  hangs
j*ether well, and    in    the capable
nds   of the   original   company   in
Indon its success is not to be wonted at.   This is not to criticize on
whole, the company which played
Jin Victoria.   With one single ex-
|ption, it was a strong company with
least two characters played per-
Ictly.   Those two were Lord Eller-
Ine, played by Hami ton Deane, and
Ir Robert Fyffe, Admaston's leading
Imnsel, played* by Stanley Warming-
In.   A better representation of the
rpe of character represented by Mr.
lamilton Deane could not be wished
Ir.   We have seen some very good
Itempts to reproduce the nonchalant,
jainless, good-hearted, well-meaning
■ritish aristocrat, but never a better
|an this one.    Neither have I seen
Canada a representation of a Brit-
Ih counsel equal in all respects to
lat   of   Mr.   Stanley   Warmington.
lhe voice, gesture, manner and even
|annerism might have been lifted out
the London  Divorce  Court.    All
le other members of the company,
lith one exception,   were   equal to
lieir  parts.    That exception,  unfor-
unately, made all the difference to
rie play,    Miss  Dorothy  Larie was
lainfully inefficient in the leading part
If  Peggy,  George Admaston's wife.
phis is one of the best parts I have
een  in any modern  drama, a part
or a star, and a part which cannot be
llayed properly   except   by   a   star.
Jwerity-five years ago it would have
fitted Mrs. Kendall like a glove.   Fifteen   years   ago   Florence   Roberts
vould have made it great, but it requires a great deal more than to look
pretty, play the doll-like ingenue and
(aint in hysterics, and this seemed to
be the limit of Miss Dorothy Lane's
conception.   I can only think of one
lontemporary   actress   who   is   big
|nough  to grasp it in every detail,
ladame Nazimova, and I venture to
liink that not a little praise is due
the authors of the play that they
Ihould   have    written   a    part   big
Inough for actresses of that type.   In
Ipite   of  these   drawbacks   the  play
Inade  a  very  good   impression  and
pould meet with a good reception if
came again with a stronger leading
Officer 666
I think that I must be lacking in
Ippreciation, for after sitting through
vo Acts of "Officer 666,"I was re-
|uced to such a state of exhaustion
bat I had to leave the theatre.   Any
llay less like what one was led to
luppose  has  not  been  witnessed  in
Victoria.   I think some critic called
a melodramatic farce; I would prefer to call it a farcical melo-drama.
I'he whole   thing   was   a parado of
lonsense, built up on  those puerile
Jicidents which   seem  to   tickle   the
tsibilities   of   American   audiences.
I'he incidents are all improbable, and
be guacheries of theactors and act-
lesses only make them appear more
In.   A "cheaper" outfit has not been
Ieen  on  the  Victoria  Theatre stage
lor a long time.   The only member
Jf   the   Company   entitled   to   the
(lightest   praise was the   gentleman
burglar, obviously built on the lines
of the "Spider" in "The Silver King,"
but lagging a long way behind that
admirable conception. I can only
contemplate with amazement the
statement that this play had a run
of seven months in Chicago, and
wonder what the mental condition
must be of those who could tolerate
it for that length of time.
The Sheehan Opera Company
The Sheehan Opera Company gave
two excellent performances in Victoria this week. On Tuesday night
they presented "Martha" and on
Wednesday night "The Chimes of
Normandy." For a cheap show it was
a good one. The Company is vocally
capable, well-drilled and infused an
amount of "go" into their work which
rarely distinguishes Grand Opera
Companies of this class. There were
two good voices in the Company, the
contralto and the basso, and the remnant of a good tenor voice which
belonged to Mr. Sheehan himself. If,
however, he could manage to efface
himself in future and be content with
directing the performance, it would
be decidedly beneficial to the Company and a relief to the public. One
wonders how the critic of the Colonist managed to give such a detailed
account of Mr. Sheehan's performance in "The Chimes of Normandy"
when that gentleman considerately
effaced himself and was represented
by an under-study.
The Princess Theatre
The Little Minister has been a great
success at the Princess Theatre this
week. No better play has been put
on by the Williams Co. The management should be congratulated on
the manner in which they have staged
it, the scenery and stage effects being
most effective. Miss Mildred Page
could hardly be equalled in her presentation of the Lady Babbie. As the
Gypsy Girl she is all that is graceful
and charming and her Scotch dialect
is perfect. Mr. Byron Aldenn as the
Minister also made good.
Next week the Company present a
splendid southern drama, full of action, and possessing a strong comedy
element. It is called "Big Hearted
Jim." The characters, incidents, and
stage effects are all southern in tone.
The comedy element is well taken
care of by an old southern servant,
a friend of the family who is distinctly Irish, named Jerry and a Swede
girl who has just arrived. As Southern plays are always favourites at this
house a good week can be looked for.
"Big Hearted Jim" will run all week,
Wednesday and Saturday matinee.
The Empress Theatre
The local vaudeville house has a
first-class all-round bill playing this
week. Each turn is a little bit out of
the ordinary and of a high standard.
Collier & De Walde open the programme with a splendid exhibition of
roller skating and justify their claim
to be considered the world's premier
exponents of the art. The Xylophone
is a very common attribute to a
vaudeville bill, but not as played by
Mr. George Garden whose talents in
this direction are exceptional. Van &
Carrie Avery put on a comic little
sketch in which the man has a good
opportunity for making black-face
fun whilst the lady in the bill gives
a most dramatic representation of the
Parisian absintheur. The music of
the evening is furnished by Dore
Lyon's Harmony Belles and Beaux,
and their singing in quartette is really well worth hearing. Individually
they do not shine, but together they
are a fine aggregation. The bill closes
with a sensational gymnastic display
by the Three Spa Brothers;   though
small of physique the strength and
agility shown are marvellous and they
are responsible for putting the best
turn of this kind before the public
of Victoria that has been seen here
for years.
Romano's Theatre
Another of those dramatic, diplomatic pictures showing the. inner
working of international secret service men was the big feature at Romano's at the beginning of the week.
These pictures always prove popular
and the manner in which they are
staged is really wonderful. A dainty
little comedy was afforded by the
story of an "enfant terrible" and her
The Majestic Theatre
One of the most successful films
ever placed in Victoria was on exhi
bition at the Majestic Theatre this
week and gave a representation of
the celebrated Charge of the. Light
Brigade. This was an Edison production, taken in England, and one is inclined to think that the War Office
authorities must have given a considerable amount of help in its produc-,
tion, as the detail was so exact. A
film of this nature would doubtless
be of great service in promoting patriotic feeling, as was evidenced by
the applause which followed its appearance in the Yates Street house.
The Crystal Theatre
Miss Myrtle Martin, who was the
star feature in the vaudeville entertainment provided at the Crystal early
in the week, is the possessor of a
singularly sweet and clear soprano,
and she showed great wisdom in
choosing her repertoire of songs from
among the old ballads instead of
plunging into the vortex of modern
rag-time jingle which appears to satisfy the highest ambitions of so many
music-hall artistes now-a-days. Her
songs suited her voice admirably, and
she suited her selections. "The
Gypsy" which was the piece de resistance on the screen during the same
period proved to be a powerful
drama, worked out through the trial
and tribulation, to the logically happy
Grand Opera
The joy of a great Grand Opera
with its tedium or distraction, in a
swift tense play of action with every
moment vital in movement and every
phrase indicative of its intent, with
rich melody to make it colourful and
charming—such is the perfected result of Wolf-Ferrari's "The Secret of
Suzanne." The big idea is frequently the simplest, and while the trend
of modern music is complexity in
form, this opera has solved the secret of success in clarity of melody
that mirrors every changing emtion
with a fidelity and colour that surprises and fascinates in its facile flow.
"The Se-ret of Suzanne" is the "mul-
tum in parvo" of operas, complete in
every call of detail, simple enough to
appeal to every taste, long enough to
satisfy the most exacting. After the
lengthy visitation of the standard
grand operas in Chicago and New
York, this delightful opera easily triumphed in a night and held for many
repetitions. It will be given its first
presentations in Canada—and the
only ones in the Dominion this season—at the Victoria theatre on Saturday afternoon and evening, tlk 23rd
instant by Herr Andreas Dippel's personally selected company of Chicago
Grand Opera principals, among whom
will be Mlle. Jenny Dufau and Mme.
Marie Cavan, soprani; Sig. Francesco
Daddi, tenor; and Sig. Alfredo Costa,
baritone. The instrumental forces,
brought complete from the Chicago
Grand Opera, are under the baton of
Sig. Attilio Parelli, with Herr Steindel concert master. The opera is preceded by a concert curtain raiser in
which alternating principals not cast
for the performance will be the singers.   As   Mr.   Dippel makes his en-
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most Comfortable Vaudeville and
Picture Theatre in the City.
Two Acts of Vaudeville, changing Mondays and Thursdays.   Four
Reels of First Run Pictures, changing Monday, Wednesday
and   Friday.   The   Best  Music-^three-piece
Orchestra—in the City. .
The biggest Fan on the Coast, removing 37,ooo cubic feet of air every
five minutes, insuring you fresh and cool air.
Hours:  Pictures from 1.30 to 5.30 and 6.30 to 11.00.
Vaudeville, 3.00 to 4.00 and 7.00 to 11.00.
Victoria Theatre, Monday\ Dec. 2nd
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gagement direct, no profits being
shared with intermediaries or booking
agencies, it is believed to be possible
to give the opera and concert in Victoria at the Chicago general price
scale—of course upon the assumption
that British Columbians will loyally
support this policy in their own interest by crowding the house for both
performances. The prices here are
therefore announced as from $1.50 to
$2.50 for auditorium and $3.00 for box
seats. Mail orders are already being
received by Manager Denham.
A remarkable genius who is to be
re-introduced to the American public
this winter by Messrs. Haenscl and
Jones, is Arthur Hartmann, unquestionably one of the greatest violinists.
It was twenty years ago that Hartmann, then a boy of eight, laid the
foundation of his renown on this side
of' the Atlantic. In this regard, his
career runs parallel with that of another musical prodigy, Josef Hoff*:
man, the pianist.
Hartmann is idolized by those who
know of his playing, and a great favorite with princes in the world of
music, and with many crowned mon-
archs of Europe. Grieg declared, after
hearing Hartmann play one of his
compositions, that he had never before "really heard" his work. The late
Maurus Jokai made Hartmann the
subject of a story entitled "The Voice
of the Violin," the young king of
Spain chummed with him; the King
and Queen of Roumania have decorated him, and made him a persona
grata at the Court of Bucharest; the
Sultan of Turkey offered him one of
his wives by way of compensation
and compliment for his playing, and
when the violinist declined thc proffered harem beauty, he was given the
choice of a decoration or 100 pounds
sterling, of which he chose the latter,
to thc surprise and consternation of
the befezzed dignitaries.
All these are, of course, noteworthy
incidents and very engaging of our
attention, but it is as a masterful violinist, and particularly as a Bach
player, that Hartmann is awaited with
great curiosity.
Princess Theatre
F.m.rty A.O.U.W. Hall
Cor. Yates & Blanchard Sts.
The Williams Stock Co.
Will Present
The Great Southern Drama
Prices ioc, aoc ind 30c
Matineei Wednesday ind Saturday
ioc ind aoc
Curtain, 8.30 p.m. Matineei, j.45
Reierved   Seati  on   uie  it   Dun   &
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Three Times Daily—3.00 p.m.,
7.30 p.m., 9.00 p.m.
The Eminent Hebrew Actor
"The Miser's Dream"
Tommie had been told that it was had
manners for little boys to ask (or the good
things they might scc on the dining-tahlc.
and on the occasion of a birthday party had
promised to wait till hc had been asked.
Towards the end of the meal he turned a
pathetic face towards his mother and said:
"Please, mother, do little boys that starve
to death go to heaven?"
"I knew her father wheu he used to go
about with his trousers held up hy one suspender."
"She must take after him, then."
"Why so?"
"At thc opera, last night, she wore a
gown that was held up by one strap, over
her  left  shoulder."
That Melodious Trio
One of Europe's Cleverest Comedians
And His Rag Doll
The Belle and the Beaux
The American Boy
Assisted by
Frank Wikon
Victoria Theatre
Educational Lecture
Beautifully Illustrated In Artistic
"Romance of Civilization"
130 Coloured Views
"An Evening With the Stars"
130 Coloured Views
Saturday Matinee at 3 o'clock
General Admission $1.00
Students,   Members   of   Educational
Societies and  Clubs, half rate.    For
a ticket apply at the Theatre.
Teacher—"Don't say, 'How it is rainin' I'
Pronounce your 'g.'"
Little Girl—-"I know, teacher. Let me say
Teacher—"Say It."
Little Girl—"Geel  How it is rainin'!" THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912
The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
On The
I first struck Calgary in 1898. It
then contained about 4,500 people, one
street, half a dozen byways, and upwards of a thousand empty houses
with broken windows and bursting
doors. Not being ef a speculative
turn of mind, I did not inquire anything about the value of real estate,
but from the fact that a widow who
then had a little apple store on a
single lot, the whole having cost her
less than $700, recently sold out for
$30,000, I imagine the values must
have risen. It doesn't do to believe
all one is told, especially by real
estate agents, but having travelled on
the municipal car system, having navigated the belt line, and having flown
around the various heights which
overlook the City of Calgary today
from the vantage ground of new subdivision points, I am prepared to admit that it is the biggest and the
busiest city between Winnipeg and
the Rocky Mountains and that its
claim of 60,000 inhabitants is probably
Today Calgary is a city and presents all the aspects of a city, it is
busy, the streets are crowded at all
hours; I haven't seen so many people
in the streets of any city in the west.
This may be to some extent because
the strictly shopping streets are few
in number, but the principal one, 8th
Avenue, is far more crowded than
Hastings or Granville Streets, Vancouver. Then the city is spreading
out in every direction, and the class
of houses being built is at least equal
to those of Vancouver or Victoria.
There are not quite as many very expensive ones, but I think there is a
higher average in cost. Perhaps,
however, the most noticeable feature
is the large number of business blocks
in course of erection. I cannot begin
to name them. The two most notable
are easily the enormous hotel being
built for the C. P. R. by Peter Lyall
& Sons, Montreal, and the really majestic new building of the Hudson's
Bay Co. on ist Street West. This
latter building stands on a lot 125
by 300 feet; it has five acres of floor
space, and the building contract is
$1,500,000. It is to be completed in
1913, and if there is a larger departmental store in Canada, I should like
to have the particulars. One of the
most gratifying features of western
development is the splendid manner
in which this great old company of
adventurers is sticking to its guns, and
proposing to revive in the 20th century its commercial achievements of
t'-e 16th century.
The spirit of Calgary is optimistic
and aggressive. It is still tinctured
with an old country strain, which can
be sampled at any hour of the day
in the corridors of the Alberta Hotel,
where my good friend Tapprell, still
continues to run the most popular
hostelry in Calgary. I only regret,
however, that he has not a building
more worthy of his capabilities.
It would be a tempting subject to
enlarge on the sub-division theme.
Something has already been said on
this subject in the editorial columns
of The Week, but seeing is believing,
and some of the legitimate real estate
agents in Calgary frankly admitted to
me that the thing had been terribly
overdone, and that no man with any
respect for. his business reputation
would handle lots in many of the subdivisions they put on the market.
They stretch out as far as ten miles
into the country, and some of the later
ones will never come into the city
proper until it is as big as Chicago
or New York, and that will not be
just yet.
From Calgary I went to Edmonton,
and here a still greater surprise
awaited me. I may be wrong in my
estimate, but I formed it ten years
ago, and my recent tour has strengthened* it; I believe that Edmonton is
destined to be a much larger city than
Calgary. I base this upon the greater
productiveness of the surrounding
country, the greater yariety of products which it is capable of yielding;
its lower elevation,- its greater importance as a railroad centre, and its
geographical position, which will
make it the base of supplies for the
great North country which is about
to be opened up. Edmonton presents many remarkable features. Its
contour is striking. There is a large
plateau on the banks of the Saskatchewan, which has been covered with
tents and shacks of every description
for many years. I do not know what
population has settled on this plateau,
but it has run into several thousands.
Now, the tent and the shack are giving way to business blocks, warehouses, stores, and paved streets, so
that what I would call Lower Edmonton, is in itself becoming a considerable city. It divides North from
South Edmonton; the latter having
been known until recently as Strathcona. South Edmonton is at present
the terminus of the C. P. R. and is
effectually separated from North Edmonton by the river. Across this
river there is but one bridge, although
the C. P. R. are working away at an
immense structure of concrete and
steel which will, in the course of two
years, enable them to run their trains
into North Edmonton.
Meanwhile, the connection is maintained by very indifferent tram-car
service, and still more indifferent 'bus
service. By the former it took me
one hour and ten minutes to make the
trip, due to the fact that the car had
to wait on every switch, there being
no double tracking. I naturally
missed my Canadian Northern train
for Saskatchewan, which gave me a
day to study Edmonton. Consolidated
Edmonton claims a population of
50,000. I think this is an exaggeration,
and that 40,000 would be nearer the
mark; however, it is growing just as
fast as it can, and Jasper Avenue is
easily the finest street in Canada, with
the possible exception of Portage
Avenue, Winnipeg; it is 100 feet from
curb to curb, and is being lined with
the most modern up-to-date blocks. I
am not prepared to guarantee it, but
should say from observation that Edmonton has more banks than any
western city; hardly one that I have
ever heard of was unrepresented, and
my final surprise was aroused when
I saw the conspicuous legend "Banque
D'Hochelaga." There are some fine
stores with splendid stocks, especially in furs. It is safe to say there are
no such furs on display west of Quebec, and the prices are lower than in
the large eastern cities. I made no
purchases, and therefore feel freer to
say that I have not for a long time
seen such a splendid display of the
windows of Johnstone-Walker, Ltd.,
Jasper Avenue. The Edmonton stores
carry a big line of English goods at
reasonable rates, and I have not any-:
where seen such an array of English
newspapers, periodicals and magazines.
The G. T. P. and the C. N. R. already have extensive railway connections centering at this point, but this
is too big a subject to launch out on,
and, in any event, demands a chapter
to itself. The most conspicuous
feature of Edmonton is its college, a
splendid architectural structure built
of sandstone. It stands out prominently at the edge of the cliffs and
overlooks the Saskatchewan. Indeed
the approach to Edmonton from the
south is most imposing and the College has the pride of position. In
Edmonton, as in Calgary, the street
car service is a municipal one, and
contributes largely to the city
revenues. In Edmonton, as in Calgary, all bars close early—10 o'clock,
and I saw no drunkenness on the
streets. The only fault I have to find
is one which is common to every city
on the prairies which I visited, and
that is insufficient and defective hotel
accommodation. On my outward trip
I could not get a bed in Calgary, and
therefore had to keep on travelling.
The same thing occurred in Edmonton, although here I was fortunate
enough to be able to secure a room
for half -a day, but I had to give it
up before bedtime, and move on once
more. It is about time that somebody woke up and realized that these
big expanding western cities owe a
duty to the public, who should at
least be able to get a bed and a meal.
I will say nothing about the sanitary
arrangements in many of the hotels
which I unfortunately visited, except
that I conclude that sanitary science
is tabooed by the municipal councils.
I left Edmonton by the Canadian
Northern, following the main line
towards Winnipeg. It was my first
experience on this line, and with the
exception of the first hundred miles
which I explored eight years ago, my
first visit to that vast stretch of country which lies across Alberta and Saskatchewan, and which is rapidly becoming the rival of the southern sections of the Province and of Mani-
of one of the ablest men I have met
on the prairie, Dr. Patrick. I wish I
could forget, but I also spent part of
the day and the night in Kenora. I
do not wish to be unfair, but certainly Kenora is a boom place of the
worst type. It may have a future before it, but certainly nothing could
justify the extravagant laudation of
the advertisements filling Canadian
papers. It is a place of possibly 500
inhabitants. It has a few brick buildings, and two hotels, but at neither
of the latter could I get a bed, and
as there is no night train out I should
have been obliged to walk the streets
but for the kindness of a Welshman
whom I met, and who, seeing my
Over-Seas Club button, generously
took me first of all to his little restaurant, and afterwards to what he
euphemistically termed a "rooming
house." As I had an amusing experience there, and as it is typical of
Kenora, I think I will relate it. We
knocked at the door.   No reply.   My
Written Stetl-llyfer The Week
Mountain and vale, snow-peak and lichened scaur!
Called by these beauties came we, from afar
We came to see and pass—we saw and stayed
And here we labour—here our home is made.
This sea of mountains bears upon its breast
The argosy of Hope—Life's greatest zest.
We till the fruitful vales, we drive the mine,
And reap the harvest of the mountain pine.
Our railways search the canyon's gloomy face
Fighting the raging waters for a place.
Out to the silent wildis our trappers go
Snaring rich furs in realms of trackless snow.
They blaze the trail that marks their lonely way
Yet leads in hundreds at a later day.
O'er many an upland range our cattle roam,
Where luscious grasses grow and streamlets foam;
Where ev'ry zephyr 'fills the summer air
With odours of the blossoms blooming there.
Our streams so rich in fish or golden sand,
Trace ev'ry valley in our happy land;
Their limpid waters through the orchards flow,
Where world-known apples on the benchlands grow.
Earth's greatest ocean laves our western shore
Bringing its wealth of commerce to our store;
Bearing afar the products of our soil
Richly repaying all our fishers' toil.
Our men are sturdy, happily content,
In well rewarded work their days are spent.
With cheerful hearts our women do their share,
Filling the homes with gladness ev'rywhere.
Our healthy children grow in strength and grace,
Imbued with loyal love of land and race—
And so we prosper—living all our -days
In peace, contented toil and loving praise
Of this the fairest, farthest, greatest West
In beauty, peace and plenty greatly blest.
—R. H. Parkinson.
toba. In mid-October, the weather
was like summer; the bluest of skies,
the hottest of suns; on every hand
the grain was cut and stacked. The
bulk of it was wheat; then oats; then
barley, with an occasional field of
flax. Between Edmonton and Veregin, my destination, I passed through
some seventy distinct settlements,
where only a few years ago there was
not one. The most notable city en
route is North Battleford, with
blocks, stores, asphalt paving, cluster
lights, and all the equipments of a
modern city. Judging from appearances, and from the development and
possibilities of the surrounding country, I should say that North Battleford will be one of the largest cities
on the northern route between Winnipeg and Edmonton. I only skirted
Saskatoon, and had no opportunity of
inspecting it, 'but I met many men
who knew it well, and the general
verdict was that it was a first-class
progressive city, but rather overdone.
I found Prince Albert a progressive
up-to-date city of 6,000 or 7,000 inhabitants, and easily the next in importance to North Battleford and
Saskatoon. I spent a day at York-
ton, a city of 4,000 people, and one
which has played an important part
in the development of the North-west.
It has two railways, the C. P. R. and
the G. T. P. It has a number of
modern business blocks, and three or
four are going up. Like all other
western cities it is decidedly weak in
hotels, which give an indifferent service, with the slight compensation,
however, of moderate charges. York-
ton is a progressive little city, with
some public-spirited citizens, and
something substantial behind it, and
will be heard of in the future. I shall
not soon forget the kindness I experienced here, and the pleasure I
derived from making the acquaintance
guide opened the door and went upstairs. Not a sound. He knocked on
a living-room door. No response. He
opened it and walked in. Nothing
doing. We then explored for ourselves. There were about eight bedrooms. In three of them men were
fast asleep, but the doors were not
locked. As we were debating what to
do, eight or ten people came in, men
and women, carrying grips, and looking for bedrooms. My Welsh friend
concluded that the family had gone to
the show, and advised us all and sundry, to take possession. Then there
was a dive of ten or a dozen people
to find bedrooms. An insurance agent
and the writer arrived at the doorway of one simultaneously and there
was nothing to do but to occupy it
jointly. That was bad enough, but
unfortunately we were not the only
occupants, and moreover, the bed was
not a double bed. Furthermore, the
window was broken, the plaster had
fallen from the roof and walls, and
however fine the day it is always
cold not to say frosty in Saskatchewan in October. We made the best
of it, both being more or less philosophical, but it was not a time for sleeping, rather for watchfulness. We
were glad to see a streak of daylight.
We divided a quart of water for our
ablutions, all of which curded in a
manner peculiar to prairie water. We
used the same towel, which measured
12 x 10, and having paid our bill we
hied to Mr. Thomas' restaurant, and
had a two-bit breakfast, which was
far better worth a dollar than our
sleeping accommodation was worth
50 cents. Needless to say, with the
arrival of the first train, we shook the
dust from off our feet, and vowed
that Kenora would receive a little free
advertising in the interests of decency and of the general hospitality
of Saskatchewan.
I spent a day in Buchanan, where
had the great pleasure of making the
acquaintance of Mr. Robert Buchanan
the father of the place, and one
the  best known and most respected J
pioneers of Saskatchewan.    Mr. Buchanan has  lived  here  for 25 years.
His    name    is    a    household    word]
throughout the country, and what he
doesn't know about farming and set-l
tlement on the prairies, is not worth|
knowing.   I wish to pay a tribute
his great intelligence in dealing wit
many public questions and to express|
my indebtedness   to   him   for muc
valuable information.    I reached Bu-|
chanan on the day when 700 Doukho
hours were being entrained for Brit-J
ish Columbia.   Needless to say, it was!
a  sensation,  and  one  which  had  arp
element   of   sadness.    These   peoplt]
arrived in the  country 14 years agq
from Russia, penniless and homeless!
They  had  cultivated  the  land,  buill
homes,  and acquired  some  measurJ
of wealth for their community, if nol
for themselves.   They were now pulll
ing up their hearth stakes, breaking
up their homes, and once more trelj
ing into a new country, which the
fondly hoped will prove to be the prtl
mised land.   Every community Doull
hobour left and Buchanan is strippel
They took with them all their housl
hold   belongings.     They   left   th-f
houses   and their    cultivated   land
Their belongings consisted of a f<[
bundles, but they were  all well al
warmly clad, and all looked healtl
Not all looked happy, for they we
leaving behind  friends  who  had
companied them   from   Russia, wl
had  left the  community  in   Saska]
chewan.    My information is that
the latter there is at least 1000.   Tht
are all independent farmers, and mat
of them "have become rich.   I was i
formed on the highest authority th
some of them were worth as much
$100,000.    The   foremost   citizen
Buchanan said to me: "It is a thoul
and pities that they are going awa|
they are good people, and it will
many a day before  the district w|
recover from their loss."
The last place I visited was Veregil
the headquarters of the Doukhobof
community  in   Saskatchewan.    It
not so much a place as a settlemen
for all the country round belongs
the Doukhobours, and is studded wil
their   farmhouses,   Veregin   in itsef
consists of a railway station, aboj
a dozen stores and  other building
the   Union   Bank   of   Canada,   Jul
opened by a gentleman from whoil
I received many kindness, Mr. Gril
fiths, who has been for  some yeaif
manager of the same company's ban!
at Buchanan.    In addition there arl
the Doukhobour buildings, which arl
substantially built of brick and pre]
sent a fine appearance.   These build
ings consist   of   stores, warehouses'
stables,  and  one  or  two  dwellings)
There is in addition, a grain elevatoj
belonging to the Doukhobours, and
splendidly equipped   power and  oatl
meal   mill,   under   the   capable   man]
agement of Mr.  Munney, an Ulste
man, who just now is almost as mucl
interested in Home Rule as in mill)
ing.   The country round is splendid
ly cultivated, and the crops plentiful
Here also I saw 800 Doukhobours eif
train   for   B.  C.   which   now  clain
5,000 of these people, as against 2,7o|
remaining   in    Saskatchewan.    In
general way I cannot but express ml
amazement at the development of Saq
katchewan and Northern Alberta,
is only six or seven years since thi
Canadian   Northern   Railway   penq
trated  this  country.    Today,   if
deducts but a few miles of brush anl
swamp, there  is  an  unbroken  grai|
field   stretching  from   Edmonton
Winnipeg, with signs of prosperity *
every hand.   The little evidences
well-to-do-ness were obvious.   Gool
warm, and in many cases, expensivl
clothing.   Low shoes and broad shol
ties for the girls, which looked pea|
haps a   little   uncongruous, skippin
along    prairie     roads.      First-clad
horses, and at many a wayside vi|
lage, with    fewer    than   a score
buildings, I saw as many as three
four  automobiles  ranged  up  at  thH
stable.   Truly,   Canada   is   a   greif^
country, and truly its greatest wealtl
lies in the prairie, with its unlimitel
capacity for grain growing, and thi
production of the staff of life for thi
greatest empire the world has eve]
October 31 to November 6
[October 31—
A. F. Kirkpatrick-^Lee Ave.—Basement $ 2,000
N. Nagano—Pandora St.—Office   150
Phillips Bros.—Fairfield Road—Stone-cutting Shed  450
Mrs. Mary J. Sherritt—Leighton Rd.—Garage  150
R. N. Ferguson—Douglas St.—Concrete Foundation—.. 4,000
Cameron Invest. & Securities Co—Maple St.—Stable  2,000
Mellor Bros., Ltd.—Broughton St.—Stores ancl Apts  28,000
Delipa, and Sadara Singh—Seaview St.—Dwelling  1,800
Peden Bros.—Grant St.—Warehouse   6,000
•lovember 1—
F. G. Orr—Westall St.—Dwelling   1,800
Wm. Coons—Fort and Chesnut—Dwelling  7,000
Alex. Chisholm—Summit Ave.—Temp. Dwelling  300
Daniel Finlayson—-Carlin St.—Temp. Dwelling  300
Henry Behnsen—Haultain St.—Dwelling   2,700
H. Paver—Denman St.—Temp. Dwelling   350
Mrs. Margaret Ducrest—Burnside Ave.—Steel Foundry.. 5,000
Bungalow Construction Co.—-Clara St.—Dwelling  2,200
Bungalow Construction Co.—Clara St.—Dwelling  2,200
Bungalow Construction Co.—Burban St.—Dwelling  2,200
Jos. Le Sueur—Second St.—Dwelling   800
Jas. Willard—Wilson St.—Garage  100
■lovember 2—
Ward Investment Co.—McKenzie St.—Dwelling  3,750
J. Kingham & Co.—Store St.—Coal Shed  400
Jas. S. Wells—Lee Ave.—Dwelling  1,800
Jas. S. Wells—Lee Ave.—Temp. Dwelling  350
Wise & Gibson—Lee Ave.—Dwelling  2,000
November 4—
Robert Grant—Vancouver St.—Alt  500
Arthur D. Davis—Victor St.—Dwelling  1,800
E. B. Pollard—Linden Ave.—Dwelling   3,000
Thos. Potter—Queen's Ave.—Dwelling   9,000
J. Barton—Graham St.—Dwelling   600
City of Victoria—Beacon Hill—Greenhouse   2,500
N. Benneck & Sons—Grant St.—Stable  350
A. Insig—Haultain St.—Dwelling ,  1,800
•lovember 5—
W. W. Warwick—Garden St.—Dwelling  3,000
C. Brunk—Ash St.—Dwelling  2,800
Greenwood—Govt. St.—Store   2,000
S. Rutter—Pine St.—Dwelling  1,800
INovember 6—
A.' Cotton—Alpha St.—Alt.   300' •
H. Macklin—McKenzie St.—Dwelling  2,200
J. S. Finlay—Olive St.—Dwelling  3,000
P. & A. Wilson—Crescent St.—Dwelling  2,200
W. H. Falloon—Finlayson St.—Dwelling   2,200
W. H. Falloon—Finlayson St.—Dwelling   2,400
(By H. M. P. Eckardt)
The Dominion Government recently forwarded to the Bank of
(Montreal in London the funds required to meet the 4 per cent, loan
Lof £1,234,000 which matured on October lst. No borrowing and no
[operations in high finance were required other than the purchase of
sterling exchange to the extent of $6,000,000 or thereabouts, for remit-
Itance to London. This little item of news from Ottawa passed round
in the financial circles of London, Paris, Berlin, would certainly do no
[harm to the Dominion's credit. Usually, in a comparatively new coun-
Itry, great prosperity arising from rapid increase of population ancl
[from heavy investment of outside capital is accompanied by continued
Iheavy borrowing by the national government. If a maturing loan is
[paid off or retired, the funds are provided in most cases out of proceeds
[of loans recently placed. But in this case it is the buoyant revenues of
[the country which have strengthened the government's hands in the
[financial sense, and enables it to take care of the maturing of the
[$6,000,000 loan without any trouble.
In every one of the last three months the customs revenue has been
[within $100,000 of the round $10,000,000.   The figures are:    July,
$9,950,575; August, $9,901,913; September, $9,903,658.   In 1911 the
[same three months yielded in customs collections as follows:   July,
[$6,880,973;   August, $7,947,420;   September, $7,803,026.   Thus the
[.increases this year have been: in July, 44 per cent.; in August, 24 per
[-cent.; and in September, 27 per cent.   Ancl if the comparison be carried back to 1910 it is seen that the customs revenue alone, in the three
J'months referred to, is practically equal to the whole revenue on account
j1 of consolidated fund in the same three months of 1910—customs, ex-
Icise, post-office, public works, railways, and miscellaneous.   Taking
the customs revenue for the first half of the current year—for the six
Blue Printing
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Phone 1534        Victoria, B. C.
Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material
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Royal Bank Chambers
Victoria, B. C.
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522 Winch'Building
Vancouver, B. C.
Contains 3(2,800,000 acres of rich farm
ami fruit lands, timter, mineral and
coal lands. Railroads now building will
open up to settlers and investors. We
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Paid-up Capital $250,000
Joint   Owners  and  Sole Agents   Fort
George Townsite
611 Bower Building, Vancouver, B.C.
may 18 aug 17
Removal Notice
On or about November 14th
The Palace of Sweets
will be located in
their new store
Victoria, B.C.
Turkish Baths
Under New Management
Massage   and   Chrispody   Specialties
Lady  Masseuse in attendance
Baths open from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Phone 1856 8s 1 Port St.
Fire Insurance, Employers'
Liability & Contractors'
Bonds Written
See us about Real Estate
Green & Burdick Bros.
Cor. Broughton and Langley Streets
Telephone 4169
Telephone 4170
The Rent Makes Payments
on this Positive House
We can deliver for only $500 cash, a practically new, modern, 5
roomed cottage, modern in every way, with cement floor in basement,
furnace pipes, fireplace, built-in bookcases, etc. The lot is within
half a block of the Oak Bay Car Line. Garage built six months
ago. There are several fine Oak trees on the property. The owner
has a client who will take lease for six months at $35.00 per month.
The payments are only $35.00 per month.
Will you let us show you this at once
Price $4500
With $500 cash and $35 per month
You'll   "pick  a  winner"  every  time
you   select   WHITE   HURSE  whisky.
VAl-JCOUVER. DMrltuttirl he B. C.
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B. C.
S. S. CAMOSUN for Prince Rupert and Granby Bay every Tuesday.
S. S. CHELOHSIN  for  Skeena River,   Prince  Rupert,  Naas,   Port  Simpson,  and
Stewart, every Saturday.
S. S. VENTURE for Campbell River, Hatdy Bay, Rivers Inlet, Namu, Ocean Falls,
Bella Coola, Bella Bella, every Wednesday.
S. S. VAUSO for Skeena River, Prince Rupert, Naas, every two weeks.
JOHN   BARXS1.KY,   Agent.
Phone 1925 iooj Government Sir<*»*t
may 8 (S) ucl 19 >6
months ending September 30th—the total is $56,455,146, as against
$42,284,535 in the first half of the fiscal year ended last March. The
increase is therefore roundly 33 per cent.
Double That of Three Years Ago—Comparing this year's customs
collections with the records of 1909 it is seen that the customs revenue
is now running about double the revenue of three years ago. That
certainly is remarkable progress. It is to be noted too that the items
of the revenue other than customs have shown satisfactory development. Thus the excise duties in the past half year show an average
per month of $1,700,000 as against a monthly average $1,466,000 in
the corresponding period of 1911. In 1911 the average was a little
over $1,200,000; and in 1909 a little under that figure. On account
of the post-office department the government has taken into its revenue
$800,000 per month in 1912, as against $700,000 per month in 1911.
Revenue from public works, including railways, in 1912, has been
running at the rate pf $1,120,000 per month, as against $980,000 in
1911. And the monthly average of miscellaneous revenue this year is
$533,000, as against $494,000 a year ago.
Taking the total revenue of all kinds, the monthly average is now
$13,560,000, and this figure compares with an average of $10,677,000
in the first half of last year. Usually in the second half of the fiscal
year the revenue tends to fall. Imports subject to duty generally come
forward in heavier volume during the season in which freight may be
carried by water to Montreal, Toronto and other inland ports. . Making
generous-allowance for that natural falling off, it seems quite reasonable
to expect that the revenue for the current fiscal year would amount
to between $150,000,000 and $160,000,000, if conditions throughout the
world remained favourable.
Outlook Rather Complicated—But unfortunately it is not possible
to declare with confidence that world conditions will continue to favour
our import trade, which is the principal source of the increased revenue.
The outlook has latterly been growing rather complicated. In some
respects the Balkan war may have a tendency to increase the prosperity
of Canadian farmers. It may enable them to get higher prices for their
wheat and other produce. The exports of Canadian products to
Europe may therefore have a greater purchasing power and the importation of certain articles of foreign merchandise may be stimulated.
But on the other hand it is necessary to take account of some
unfavourable circumstances. In the first place if the export demand
serves to drive wheat prices unduly high, it means that Canadians other
than the producers will have to pay more for bread, etc. The cost of
living would be further advanced. Again, the principal factor operating to increase Canada's imports, and therefore to swell the customs
revenue, has been the borrowing in London. At present London is
not in condition to take new securities. All eyes are watching the war
cloud. It is hoped that the struggle will be localized; but the diplomats
are not sure that it will be.
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that I, Archibald Paterson, qf Vancouver, B.C., occupation Gentleman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about two miles
west from the western extremity of Nahlouza
Lake, marked S. E. Corner, thence north 80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains; east
80 chains; to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th October, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent.
nov. 9
jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, John Friers, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Baker, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about s miles distant and in a
north-westerly direction from the north-western extremity of Sigutla Lake, marked S. W.
corner, thence north 80 chains, east 80 chains,
south 80 chains, west 80 chains, to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
Dated 21st August,  1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Albert Boyce, of Nanaimo, B.C., occupation Rancher, intends to
apply for permission t" purchase the following described lands:*—Commencing at a post
planted about six miles in a westerly direction
from the western extremity of Kwalcho Lake,
marked N. E- corner, thence south 40 chains,
west 80 chains, north 40 chains, east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing 640
acres, more or less.
Dated 25th August, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan.4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Thomas Bone of Luton,
England, occupation Postmaster, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about ope mile east from the
north-western extremity of. Sigutla Lake,
marked S. W. Corner, thence north 80 chains,
east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west a 40
chains to point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th October, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov., 9 Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Alfred Hills, of Vancouver,  B.C., occupation Laborer,  intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   about   one  mile  west  and  one   mile
north from the western extremity of Nahlouza
Lake, marked S. W. corner, thence north 80
chains, east 80 chains, south 80 chains, west
80  chains   to   point   of  commencement,   containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 13th October, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 • Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Hubert  Lee  Harris,  of
Bella Coola, B.C., occupation prospector, intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following  described   lands:—Commencing
at  a post  planted about  three  miles distant
and   in  a   north-westerly   direction   from   the
north-western    extremity    of    Sigutla    Lake,
marked  South-west Corner,  thence  north  80
chains, east 80 chains, south 80 chains, west
80   chains   to  point   of  commencement,   containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 20th August, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9. Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Manley E. Marsh, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Mason, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about two miles distant and in
a westerly direction from the Western ex-
tremity of Kwalcho Lake, marked N. W. Corner, thence south 80 chains, east 80 chains,
north 80 chains, west 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
Dated 25th August, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE  notice  that  Charley   Don,  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Comemncing  at   a
post planted about 7 miles in a westerly direction from the western extremity of Kwalcho
Lake, marked N. E. Corner, thence south 80
chains, west 80 chains, north 80 chains, east
80  chains,   to  point  of  commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 27th August,  1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Annie Charlotte Gadsden,
of Bella Coola, B.C., occupation Housewife,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted one mile distant and in a
north-westerly direction from the northwestern extremity of Sigutla Lake, marked S.
W. corner, thence north 80 chains, east 80
chains, south 80 chains, west 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 20th August, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   notice   that   I,   Robert   Boyce,   of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Rancher, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about 6 miles distant and in a
north-westerly    direction     from    the    northwestern   extremity  of   Sigutla   Lake,   marked
S.   W.   Corner,  tnence north 80  chains,  east
80  chains,   south  80   chains,  west  80  chains
to   point   of   commencement,   containing   640
acres, more or less.
Dated 21st August,   1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, George  Brinkley, of
Vancouver,   B.C.,   occupation   Bricklayer,   intends  to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following  described   lands:—Commencing
at  a post .planted  at  the western  extremity
of Nahlouza    Lake,    marked    N.  E. Corner, *
thence south 80 chains, west 80 chains, north
80 chains,  eaBt 80  chains  to  point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th October, 1012.
Percy Gadsden, Agent.
•iov. 9 jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   notice   that   Robert   Beveridge,   of
Vancouver,   B.C.,   occupation   Miner,   intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   desoribed   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post   planted   at   the   western   extremity   of
Nahlouza Lake, marked S. E. Corner, thence
north   80   chains,   west  80   chains,   south  80
chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th October, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 41
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   notice   that   I,   Edward   Smith,   ofl
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Laborer, intendJ
to apply for permission to purchase the fol-l
lowing   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a]
post planted on the north shore of Nahlouza]
Lake, marked S. E. Corner, thence north 8cj
chains, west 80 chains, south 80 chains, easl
80 chains to point of commencement, contain!
ing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th October, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan.
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Frederick Dodds, of Va
couver,  B.C., occupation Laborer, intends tl
apply for permission to purchase the follow
ing described lands:—Commencing at a poi
planted about 8 miles in a westerly directicf
from the western extremity of Kwalcho Lakl
marked N. E. corner, thence south 40 chainl
west 80 chains, north 40 chains, east 80 chain
to   point   of   commencement,   containing   6|
acres, more or less.
Dated 27th August, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent. I
nov. 9 Jan.I
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Robert J. Baxter,
Vancouver,  B. C, occupation Gentleman, in
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchasl
the  following  described   lands:—Commencin!
at a  post  planted  two  miles  west  from thi
western extremity of Nahlouza Lake, markei
N.   E.  corner,  thence  south  80  chains,  wesl
80 chains, north 80 chains, east 80 chains tl
point of commencement, containing 640 acre^
more or less.
Dated  13th October,  1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan.
(Section 42.)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the firs!
day   of   December   next,   application   will  bl
made   to   the   Superintendent   of   Provincial
Police for renewal of the hotel licence to scl
liquor  by retail  in  the hotel   known  as thi
Parsons   Bridge   Hotel,   situate   at    Parson!
Bridge, Esquimalt District, in the Province r
British Columbia.
Dated this 25th day of October, 1912.
nov. 2 nov. 3l
Build Up Your Business
\JMITH the advent of winter comes an opportun-
Vv ity to increase your Store and Window
Illumination. It is superfluous to say that well
lighted business premises is the very best advertisement you can have.
■Full Information from
B. C. Electric Railway Company, Ltd.
Light and Power Department Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912
If You Got It Free
Could You make use of a nice 8-Room- A 1912 Model CHALMERS, 36 H. P.
ed House and three-quarters of an acre    (JJ\ Motor Car, Fully Equipped
of Land, Value $5000.00 Costing $3000.00
Two of the Investors Who Buy Lots in Our New
Country Home Subdivision
Are You going to Win these Prizes—Just as an inducement for
Quick Action—Why don't You Try ?   YOU may
win the HOUSE or the CAR
"Summerland" is the most delightful sea-frontage property ever placed on the local market. Known for years as the famous Hetherbell Orchards, fronting
on the beautiful Esquimalt Lagoon, and adjoining the Hon. James Dunsmuir's residence, Hatley Park. Every lot has access to the Lagoon with a general landing
place reserved for all the owners. The present owners will grade all principal streets, without a cent of additional cost to the purchasers of lots. There is easily
sufficient pure spring water on the place for one hundred families. You can take the prices we are asking for this property and figure it against the prices that are
The salubrious climate in Summerland is one of the chief reasons why this property should be one of the easiest to sell. The fact that the apples and other
fruit grown on the land have earned such an enviable reputation is evidence of the splendid climate, one of the most peculiar facts in connection with this being
that there are fewer fruit pests than on any other part of Vancouver Island. Summerland has a western aspect, and gets the sunshine all day long; while there
is an absence of our prevailing summer winds. People can enjoy the beach and outdoor life for a greater length of time than in any other location round Victoria.
For camp life it has greater advantages than any other property available for that purpose.
In the sale of Summerland we are giving away two Christmas presents; one, the residence and grounds, valued at $5,000, and the other, a Chalmers
automobile, costing us $3,000. The machine is in splendid shape, and has nothing in the least wrong with it in any way, shape or form. All you have to do to
secure a chance at either one of the§e prizes is to buy one of these lots—which are worth more than the money at which we are selling them—making your first
payment, which amounts to one-quarter of the purchase price.   The drawing will take place as soon as all the property is sold.
We have never had a more attractive proposition, nor one which should appeal more to every investor.
Choose Your Own Neighbors—Buy in Parties
By getting together a few friends and selecting a group of lots together, you can assure yourself beforehand of just the right kind of neighbors. This
summer home property is making the biggest kind of an appeal to local business and professional men, and those who desire to buy in groups should act quickly.
Make reservation at once—today—remember, you cannot get lots of this sise on waterfront anywhere else in Victoria at these prices—remember, too, the cost
of the prises is NOT figured into the cost of the lots.
Lots range in size from 60 x 200 feet to almost a full acre
Terms are 10 percent, deposit, 15 per cent, in 30 days
Balance in 9, 18 and 27 months
635 FORT STREET       -:-       TELEPHONE 1610 Motors Running Daily THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912
Provincial Elections Act
Victoria Electoral District
TAKE NOTICE that objections have been filed with me against the
following persons' names being retained or placed on the List of Voters for
the above district on the grounds set forth.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that I will on Monday, the 18th day
of November, 1912, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court
House, Bastion Square, Victoria, hold a Court of Revision for the purpose of
hearing and determining said objections.
Unless the person objected to or some other provincial voter on his
behalf appears at the said Court and satisfies me that the said objection is
not well founded, I shall strike the name of the person so objected to off
the said list.
Dated this 22nd day of October, 1912.
Registrar of Voters.
The following persons on the grounds that they have ceased to reside
in the district for a period of six' months:—
A'rd, Robert 	
Austin,  Daniel   	
Ball, Leonard William  ,.
Basso, Joe  	
Beaton, James   	
Bell, Sidney Robert	
Blair, Albert 	
Blake, Henry C	
Borissow, Arthur C	
Btay, John	
Burnett; Hugh  	
Carlsen, Peter 	
Cessford, John Harvey ..
Conn, Robert  	
Cork, Ernest James 	
Cottet, Martin	
Coulter, Wm. J	
Crocker,  Arthur   	
Cross, James	
Davidson, Daniel 	
Davis, William 	
Daykin, Robert Seymour
De Ridder,  Pieter  	
Dove, John	
Dresser, John Adey 	
Duval, Wm. John 	
Elby,  George   	
Fagan, Matthew 	
Fenley, Thos. Francis ...
Penning,  Edward  	
Gilroy, William  	
Glazebrook, Arthur 	
Graham, Allan  	
Graham, George 	
Graham, Thos. N	
Hackett, Charles.	
Hill,. William 	
Johnson, Ernest 	
Kiely, John  	
Lecorse, Antione 	
Liddy, Harry	
McConvill, Richard J	
McDonald, Angus J	
McPherson, Graham 	
Marmo, Ottavio 	
Marshall, William 	
Miller,  Edward   	
Morris, Francis Walter ..
Morris, Tom Raymond  .
Morton, Thomas Wesley
Moss, Fred'k Charles ....
Muller, Paul  	
Norton,  Mark   	
Pazetto, Humbert  	
Penman, William    *
Penwill, Charles T	
Picca, Fred Delia 	
Porter,  Harry   	
Racker, Carra 	
Rapson, Sidney  	
Ratcliff, John 	
Ratcliff, William 	
Reeves, George  	
Rigby, John  	
Roberts, Albert  	
Robinson, William Fred. .,
Rogers,   Edwin   	
Ross, Richard 	
Rutledge, Frederick 	
Saddler, Thomas J	
Sheilds, Patrick 	
Smith, William	
Stein, Alexander  	
Tanton, Ransley  	
Thomson, James 	
Thomson, Walter Wm. ...
Ward, Joe	
Ware, Ernest Saunders ...
West, James 	
Williamson, Charles 	
Wilson, Thos. Scott 	
Wire, Wm. Whitehead
Young, Alex. Deucher —
Jublee Cabins.
Colonial Hotel.
50 Yates Street.
2226 Rock Bay Ave.
Grand Pacific Hotel, Johnson St.
50 Yates Street.
42*5-2 Bridge Street.
Queen's Hotel.
St. Francis Hotel.
2980 Douglas Street.
S4S Hillside Avenue.
Occidental Hotel.
424 Hillside Avenue.
47 Rock Bay Avenue.
405 John Street.
Corona House.
Victoria Hotel.
508 William Street.
Colonial Hotel.
2606 Store Street.
Empire Hotel.
St. Francis Hotel.
Alpha Street.
514 Alpha Street.
Cor. Catherine and Langford.
3120 Douglas Street.
Grand Pacific Hotel.
Queen's Hotel.
571 Johnson Street.
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Gorge Road.
Empire Hotel.
W. C. T. U., Store Street.
Colonial Hotel.
Grand Pacific Hotel.
Telegraph Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Empire Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
665 Pine Street.
1717 Store Street.
2522 Bridge Street.
103 Gorge Road.
643 John Street.
David Street.
2531 Pleasant St.
California Hotel.
Strand Hotel.
1013 McCaskill St.
425 Johnson Street.
"Wolston," Andrew Street.
848 Walker Street.
Colonial Hotel. .
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
740 Wilson Street.
Colonial Hotel.
_51 Johnson Street.
W. C. T. U. Store Street.
St. George's Inn.
2725 Rock Bay Ave.
571 Johnson Street.
254 Hillside Ave.
Colonial Hotel.
S74 Bay Street.
S Harbour Cottages.
S. S. Venture.
727 Front Street.
S4S Johnson Street.
35 Gorge Road.
735 Belton Avenue.
Occidental Hotel.
2544 Government Street.
566 John Street.
Colonial Hotel.
474 Mary Street.
572 Yates Street.
Colonial Hotel.
The following persons on the ground that they are dead:—
Abrahams, Wm. Bramavelli
Brown, Joseph H	
Brown, Robert Austin 	
Bunting, Charles Roland  ..
Cook, Hubert John  	
Cusack, Arthur Lloyd 	
Gilchrist, Farquhar 	
Hamilton, Claud W	
Haiocop, l»ennis  	
Rhodes, Charles Wallace ..
Rusta, Andrew 	
Thomson, John Alexander .
Yeates, John 	
744 Russell Street.
50 Frederick Street.
6C Collinson Street.
27 Fernwood Road.
Catherine Street.
120 Superior Street.
65 King's Road.
423 Bay Street.
277 Superior Street.
Terrace Avenue.
61 Kane Street.
Boyd and Sylvia Streets.
717 Cormorant Street.
District of Jordan River
TAKE notice that Alvin W. Steinmetz, of
Oakland, California, occupation Stationer, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted at the north-west corner
of Lot 77, Renfrew District, being A. W.
Steinmetz' south-west corner post, north 40
chain™! thence east 80 chains: thence south
40 chains; thence west 80 chains, to place
of commencement, and containing in all 320
acres more or less.
Al. By W. W. Steinmetz, Attorney,
sept. 14 nov'9
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 3, Block B, of
suburban Lot 2, Victoria City.
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 Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Thomas Shaw on the 23rd
day of December, 1908, and numbered 19313C,
which has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British  Columbia,  this  9th  day  of  October,
Registrar-General of Titles,
oct. 12 nov. 9
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Crown lands in the Kootenay
District, formerly held under Special Timber
Licences numbered 4481, 5255, 5256, 5832,
8534, 9081, 9082, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10262,
10499, 10500, 112491 11347, 13824, 16727, 21907,
22661, 23116, 24432, 26737, 26926, 28182, 28183.
28184, 30358, 31180, 31184, 31185, 31201, 31208,
31212, 31213, 31308, 31330, 31481, 32022, 32654,
32655, 327", 334°6, 33411, 33449. 33459, 334*5o,
34221, 34273, 34310, 34311, 34386, 35631, 36502,
36553, 36554. 3758o, 37993, 37994, 39011, 39202,
39359. 40406, 41078, 4(344, 41426 and 43176,
by reason of the notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled for the purpose of offering the said
lands for sale at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth  October,  1912.
oct. 19 jan. 18
Navigable Waters' Protection Act
TAKE NOTICE that the Hinton Electric
Company, Limited, of Victoria. British Columbia, are applying to His Excellency, The Governor-General of Canada in Council, for approval of the plans of work and description
of the proposed site thereof to be constructed
in Victoria Inner Harbor, Victoria, British
Columbia, and being part of and in front of
the lands known as LotB Ten (10) and Eleven
(11) of Lot Ten (to), Block C, Constance
Cove Farm, Victoria District, according to a
map or plan filed in the Land Registry Office
at Victoria, British Columbia, and there No.
Eleven   hundred   and   sixty-five   (1165),   and
have deposited the area and site plans of the
proposed works anu a description thereof with
the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa and
a duplicate thereof with the Registrar of Titles
at Victoria, British Columbia, being the Registrar of Deeds for the District in which such
work is proposed to be constructed and that
the matter of the* application will be proceeded with at the expiration of one month
from the time of the first publication of this
notice in the Canada Gazette.
By Jackson & Phelan, their Solicitors.
Dated this first day of October, 1912.
oct. 12 nov. 9
NOTICE is hereby given that the Order-
in-Council, approved August 17th, 1895, reserving and setting apart for the sole use
of Her Majesty's Government for military
and naval purposes that portion of the Sand
Spit at the Lagoon, Esquimalt, which is the
property of the Province, is rescinded; and
that the lands described in the aforesaid
Order-in-Council are reserved for Government
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th October, 1912.
nov. 2 feb. 2
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Electric
elevators for the Customs Examining Warehouse, Vancouver, B.C.," will be received at
this office until 4.00 P.M., on Monday, November 18, 1912, for the work mentioned.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
upon forms supplied by Department and in
accordance with conditions contained therein.
Plans and specification to be seen on application to Mr. E. E. McGregor, Clerk of the
Works, Vancouver Examining; Warehouse,
Mr. H. E. Matthews, supervising Architect,
Winnipeg, Man., and at the Department of
Public Works, Ottawa.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent
(10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
—30076.        Ottawa, October 25, 1912.
nov. 2 nov. 7
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories
and in 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 2,560 acres will be
leased to one applicant.
Applications for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub
Agent of the district 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 in unsurveyed territory the
tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by
a tee of (5 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 five 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 the royalty thereon, tf
the coal mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
_ The lease 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.
N.   B.—Unauthorized   publication   of   this
advertisement will not be paid for.
sept. 21
District of Coast, Range 3 1
TAKE  notice  that   I,   Susan   Conkey,   ofl
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Married Woman,!
intends to apply for permission to purchase!
the  following described  lands:—Commencing!
at   a   post   planted   near   the   mouth   of   the
Nossasock River, marked South West Cornei
Post, thence east 40 chains, thence north it
chains, more or less to South East Corner 61
Indian  Reservation,  thence  West  40 chains,
ihence South 10 chains to point of commence
Dated August 28th, 1912.
oct. 5 nov. 31
District of Jordan River
TAKE   notice   that   Elmer   E.   Crane,   ol
Berkeley,  California,  occupation book-keeperf
intends to apply for permission to purchad
the following described  lands:—Commencinl
at  a post planted  at  the north-west come]
of   Lot   77,   Renfrew   District,   being   E.
Crane's   south-east   corner   post,   north
chains, thence west 40 chains; thence sout]
40 chains; thence east 40 chains to place q
commencement, and containing in all 160 acre]
more or less.
Dated August 26, 1912.
By W. W. Steinmetz, Attorney,
sept. 14 nov.l
NOTICE is hereby given that the resell
__vering the parcel of land formerly hf
under Timber Licence No. 40026, situated I
f Uo     -T^------. laim It li      13 •■-_*•*     ■_■      -_-!•_«     »._!_*>___!_-..     _____      A __.__.!
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over the lands included within Special
Timber Licences Nos. 39318 and 39319, situated on the North Thompson River in the
Kamloops Division of Yale District, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled and that the said lands will be open
for entry by pre-emption on Thursday, December 19th, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth September, 1912.
sept. 14
dec. 14
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Gordon River
Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will apply
for a licence to take and use 1200 cubic feet
per second of water out of Gordon River,
which flows in a southerly direction through
Port Renfrew District and empties into the
sea near Port Renfrew. The water will be
diverted at about 100 yards below Newton's
No. 1 Camp and will be used for power purposes on the land described as within a radius
of  100 miles.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 3rd day of October, 1912. The application
will be filed in the oflice of the Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the -Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
By Lorenzo Alexander, Agent,
oct. 12 nov. 9
the Columbia River in the vicinity of Arrl
Park, by reason of the notice published in f
British Columbia Gazette on the 27th Decl
ber, 1907, is cancelled: and that the vacl
lands formerly covered by the before mf
tioned licence will be open to pre-empt!
only on and after the 28th day of Decern!)
Deputy Minister of Lands]
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.„
24th September, 1912.
sept. 28 dec. 1
NOTICE is hereby given that the reset
existing over the lands included in Spec
Timber Licence No. 14830, situated on Upp
Rendezvous Island, Sayward District, by r<
son of a notice published in the British Colul
bia Gazetter on the 27th of December, 190
is cancelled, and that the said lands will
open for entry by pre-emption on Janua
15th, 1913, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.,
25th September, 1912.
oct. 5 jan.
Notice Concerning Tenders for Miscellaneous
Naval  Stores.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, endorsed "Tenders for
" will be received up to noon
on November 20th, for the following descriptions of miscellaneous Naval Stores:—
Rubber Materials,
Polishing Paste,
Soap hard and soft.
All   for   delivery   at   H.M.C.    Dockyards   at
Halifax, N.S., and Esquimalt, B.C.
Lorms o.f tender may be had by application
to the undersigned or to thc Naval Store Officer at either  Dockyard.
Unauthorized publication of this notice will
not be paid for.
Deputy Minister of the Naval Service.
Deoartment of the Naval Service,
—29917. Ottawa, October 15th, 1912.
nov. 2 noy^ 7
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Stuart Island, Range One, Coast District,
formerly covered by Timber Licence No.
17652, is cancelled and that such lands will
be open to entry by pre-emption under the
Provisions of the Land Act, at 9 o'clock in
the forenoon on Friday, November 29th, 1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
August 27th, 1912.
aug. 31 nov. 30
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Henry Clark
pf Cobble Hill, V. I., will apply for a licence
to take and use one cubic foot of water out
of Mill Stream Creek, which flows in t a
easterly direction through Shawnigan District
and empties into Saanich Inlet, near Mill Bay.
The water will be diverted at its intersection
with Sections 8 and 7, R- VII, and will be
used for Irrigation and Domestic purposes on
the land described as Shawnigan District
Easterly 90 acres of said Section 8 and 7,
R. VII, Shawnigan District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 21st day of October, 1912- The application will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
HENRY  CLARK,  Applicant.
By Henry Clark, Agent,
nov. a , nov. 30
District of Metchosin
TAKE notice that I, Amy Travers,
Chateauguay, Que., occupation Married W<
man, intends to apply for permission to pu
chase the following described lands:—Con
mencing at a post planted at the north-eai
corner of Section number one, Metchosi
District, thence along the boundary of sai
Section N. 73 deg. 15 in. W. (Ast.) eightee
chains and fifty links to the shore of La
goon, thence following the shore line of thi
Lagoon and  Parry Bay to the place of be
fanning;   containing ten (10) acres, more 0
Dated  September  16th,   1912.
Charles Herbert Ellacott, Agent.
sept. 21 nov. 1
District of Metchosin
TAKE notice that I, Amy F. Travers,
Chateauguay, Province of Quebec, oceupatio
Married Woman, intends to apply for permil
sion to lease the following described lands
—Commencing   at   a   post   planted   at   tl
north-east   corner   of   Section   number   on
Metchosin   District,   thence   S.   61   deg.
Ast., 9 chains, thence N. 57 deg. E. Ast., 1
chains;   thence N. 61 deg. w. Ast., 9 chaim
to   high  water  mark,   thence   following   hig
water mark to the place of beginning, coi
taining  11.0 acres, more or less.
Dated  September   16th,   1912.
Charles Herbert Ellacott, Agent.
sept. 21 nov. 1
In  the  matter of an application for a fres
Certificate of Title to Lot 9 of Lots 2 an
,    3.  Block "H,"  Fairfield Estate, Victori
City (Map 903).
NOTICE is hereby given of my intentio
at the expiration of one calendar month froi
the  first publication  hereof to issue a fres
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificat
of   Title  issued   to   Robert   Hetherington   0
the ioth day of October, 1910, and numbere
24347C, which has been lost.
Dated  at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victorii
British   Columbia,  this   gth   day  of  Octobe
19   '    Sgd.)     S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General of Titles,
oct. 12 nov.
District of North Saanich
TAKE NOTICE that The British Columbi
Electric Railway Company, Ltd- of Londoi
England, occupation Railway Company, ir
tends to apply for permission to lease th
following . described foreshore:—Commencin
at a post planted at Union Bay, at the soutl
west corner of Section Thirteen (13), Rang
One (1) West, North Saanich District; thenc
west (ast.) Twenty-eight hundred (2800) feet
thence north (ast.) two thousand six hundre
and forty (2640) feet; thence east (ast.) On
thousand six hundred and twenty (1620) fee
more or less to high water mark, and thenc
in a southerly direction along high wate
mark to the point of commencement, com
prising one hundred and thirty-seven (137
acres, more or less.
Arthur 0. Noakes, Agent.
September 14th, 1912.
oct.   12 dec. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912
TXT A l\vf /^MT^C I Above a^ e^se as remembrances are gifts of Diamonds. Nothing else will so surely rer
J-/l/llVlv-/lN LJkj • mind of the doner's generous thoughtfulness in the years to come, and this season's
    price attractions will certainly not be obtainable a year hence, not even at WHITNEY'S
Rings $15 to 500     Bracelets $25 to $150     Brooches $10 to $500    Earrings $75 to $700
Lockets $20 to $75     Cuff Links $15 to $75     Scarf Pins $20 to $250
We will be glad to show, glad to sell, and should you not buy, glad to have had your call, and you will leave knowing we are glad.
THE J. M. WHITNEY CO., Diamond Merchants, Jewelers, Silversmiths
S. E. Corner of Yates and Broad Sts. Victoria, B. C.
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to th'e
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
Beachcroft, Victoria, B. C.
November 7, 1912.
tdiitor The Week:
I Dear Sir,—I am glad to notice   in
|_ur last issue that you have taken
the question of wrongful use of
Jtmes given  the  Vancouver    Island
levelopment League.   I know for a
let that if you request the league to
Ifrward literature    to    any    friends
broad they do so, but, without tell-
Jig you, these names are given to a
|elect body of real estate men who
orthwith mail circulars, etc., to these
Iddresses.    Your    friends    receiving
hem might think you had some inter-
Ist to serve which is liable to create
Ill-feeling.    No one in this city, Mr.
fditor, wishes prosperity for us all
nore than I do, but I honestly think
Ihat this kind of thing does    more
larm than good. If the   league   in-
lormed you, when you gave them one
Ir two names,   that   the   addresses
yould be bombarded with real estate
etters, nine people out of ten would
|iot ask to have Island literature sent.
The city gives these people a   grant
vhich is not intended to help to en-
lich the already prosperous real es-
late fraternity. Under present conditions  the  city had better  withdraw
Ihe grant and leave the real  estate
people to pay the entire cost of running the league which seems to bene-
|fit them more than anyone else. I can
asure you, Mr. Editor, that I am far
|from being alone in this "kick."
Yours truly,
Nanaimo, Nov. 4, 1912.
The Week,
Victoria, B. C.
Gentlemen,—I have read your critique about "Bought and Paid For,"
and I am certainly surprised about
your opinion. Have you seen "A Fool
There Was," "Baby Mine," "Over
Night," "The Easiest Way," "The
■City" and any number of shows? All
these have been running in the east
a long time and only in "The Easiest
,Way" the city of Boston objected to
some of the lines. In "Bought and
Paid For," did the husband just burst
the door, or open same? Do you not
think these conditions exist in society? Is any other modern problem
play much better?
I would like to hear from you regarding this in the paper.
[Note:—There is nothing in either
of the plays mentioned quite so repulsive as the importunity of one's
own wife whilst in a state of beastly
intoxication. The door smashing is
but an incident—the climax. It derived its significance from what went
before and was frankly "satyrical."—
Ed. Week.]
and object very much to see our party
subjected to such rank ridicule as portrayed in this rotten poem.
Yours sincerely,
[Note:—The "piffle" referred to is
a collection of doggerel verses on Sir
Richard McBride and "The Announcement." Apparently our correspondent is not aware that this is the
highwater mark of literary craftsmanship attained by the Times and it will
probably continue to be as long as its
proprietor is at "Coventry"—and
after.—Ed., Week.]
1703 Hillside Ave.,
Nov. 6, 1Q12.
The Week, City:
Dear Sir,—Re the attached piffle,
which appeared in last night's Times.
Cannot something be done to stop
these outrageous attacks upon one of
the finest political parties that ever
existed. I am a "born" Conservative
Saturna, October 31.
Dear Sir,—I was much interested in
an article on telepathy which appeared in your paper some weeks ago, and
if you can find space for a defence of
psychical research I should, be glad
to offer a few suggestions in its favor.
The writer on "Telepathy" very
fairly points out that "a little knowledge" of the occult often leads to a
great deal of harm, and I have seen
too many nervous wrecks, both in
and outside of the asylum, to dream
of contradicting him.
I only venture to question his conclusions—i.e., that sheer materialism
is safer than superstition and folly.
People who persist in playing with
forces they do not fully understand
usually come to grief on the physical
plane, so it is hardly surprising that
many rash experimentors on the borderland of the unseen fall victims to
the psychic forces they ignorantly invoke.
It is perfectly true that many a man
has wrecked his health and lost his
reason through playing with spiritualism, but surely that is no reason why
cautious and scientific investigators
of Nature's unseen forces should not
We canot discourage aviation merely because at present, flying is a very
dangerous practice and often tesults
in a sad loss of life. With all its dangers man has resolved to conquer the
air, and I believe it is only a question
of time before he will master the invisible kingdoms of Nature which lie
beyond our present senses' ken.
Telepathy is merely the first step
in spiritualism and, with all its unhappy blunders, Spiritualism has done
mankind an enormous service in
proving our immortality. No one who
has read Sir Oliver Lodge's latest
books can fail to see that our great
scientist has become a Spiritualist
after many years of patient and cautious investigation of occult phenomena, and when our foremost scientific
men have once taken the subject seriously there is no doubt of the ultimate
If there is a superphysical world
about us, we must learn us laws and
conquer its domain, no matter how
many amateurs suffer through ignorance or folly. The race must advance.
We cannot check the march of progress because many are too undeveloped to be trusted with higher powers, and must inevitably suffer from
the spread of occult knowledge. The
only safety for us all lies in knowledge, iriore knowledge of the wonderful unseen world that lies just beyond our physical senses.
We can only learn what is known
of it by patient study of the phenomena of telepathy and mediumship in
its various phases, but there is certainly no need for us to frequent seances
and turn tables!
There is an enoromus quantity of
literature on the subject waiting for
us to study it, and as the average
man or woman is evidently not fully
equipped for the acquirement of first
hand knowledge of the super-physical
it is wiser for most of us to leave the
actual experiments to those who have
had more scientific training and content ourselves (as most of us are
obliged to do in astronomy or geology
or history) with second hand knowledge.
Certainly it is wiser to face facts
than to refuse to see them, and it is
high time that our thinking men, the
leaders in research should warn the
rank and file of the dangers attending our new discoveries—in the realm
of Psychism—so lon^ as every man is
a free lance in psychic experiments, so
long shall we have the low class medium ruining her victims body and
But the waves of ever increasing
knowledge cannot be checked by the
wrecks that strew the shores of the
new world. We cannot retreat. We
must go on!
Yours truly,
A Novel Suggestion.
Victoria, Nov. 5, 1912.
Editor, The Week:
Dear Sir,—"Too much learning" in
law will never make your humble servant "mad" as I know comparatively
little about it. But it occurs to me the
moot question of "Votes for Women"
could be satisfactorily decided in a
test case before a royal commission
of three judges from England, Ireland and Scotland. Let "Mrs. Jones"
appear before the register and subsequently at the ballot box, where she
will be told she is not a qualified
voter, being a woman. Then let the
burthen rest with the government to
show before the royal commission
why the mere fact of being a woman
has disqualified her from recording
her vote.
So far women have had no authoritative information upon this most
crucial point of all; a vacuum the non-
political assembly of judges would,
beyond doubt, finally and satisfactorily fill, better and more reliably in a
day than the representatives of the
United Kingdom could succeed in doing in six months.
"T. S. K7
TENDERS addressed to the undersigned at
Ottawa, and endorsed on the envelope "Tender for Gasolene Launches" will be received
up to noon of the
for the construction of two Gasolene Launches
for the Fishery Patrol Service, in the Province of British Columbia, of the following
leading dimensions, namely:—
Length over  all 45 feet
Beam     10 "
Draft      4 "
Each boat to be equipped with a four cylinder four cycle 6" x 8" standard engine.
Plans and specifications can be procured
upon application, from the Chief Inspector of
Fisheries at New Westminster, Inspector of
Fisheries at Nanaimo, __). B. Schook, Vancou*
ver and from the Agent of this Department
at Victoria, B.C.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered Canadian
Bank equal to ten per cent (10 p.c.) of the
whole amount of the tender, which cheque
will be forfeited if the successful tenderer declines to enter into a contract or fails to complete tlie boats in accordance with teh tender.
Cheques accompanying unsuccessful tenders
will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender and reserves
the right to accept a tender for either one
or two boats.
Newspapers copying this advertisement
without authority from the Department will
not be paid for same.
Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries.
Department of Marine and Fisheries,
—30219. Ottawa, 21st October, 1912.
nov. 9 nov. 16
We Offer
A   first   class   stock   of
Apples,  Pears,  Cherries,
Prunes, Plums,  Peaches,
Apricots and small fruits.
Also Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, decidious and evergreen, Roses, etc.
The very finest quality and best assortment grown in B. C.   Catalogue-
free.     Personal   inspection   invited.    Now   is   the   time   to   order.
For a Licence to Store or Pen Back Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Sirdey Watei
6i Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will
apply for a licence to store or pen back otic
acre-feet of water from a well on Lots 6 and
8, Section 7, Range 2 East, District of Noah
Saanich. The water will be stored in a reservoir of 300,000 gallons capacity, built or
to be built at the well, and will be used for
municipal purposes  as  authorized  by  Water
Record No.  , Water Licence No. , or
under a notice of application for a licence to
take and use water, posted herewith, on the
land described as Lots 6 and 8, Section ,',
Range 2 East, District of No.-th Saanich.
This notice was posted on rhe ground on
the 18th day of October 1912. The applies
tion will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder  at Victoria,  B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller ol  Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
By Bert D. White, Agent.
oct. 26 nov. 23
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Mark Smith, of Vancouver,  B.C., occupation  Laborer, intends  to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted on the north shore of Nahlouza
Lake,   marked   S.   W.   Corner,   thence   nortli
80  chains,  east .80   chains,  south 80  chains,
west  80   chains  to   point  of  commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 12th August, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE  notice that  I,  Hannah Jane Gadsden, of Luton,  England,  occupation  Married
Woman,  intends  to  apply  for  permission   to
purchase   the   following    described   lands:—
Commencing   at   a  post   planted   about   one
mile east and one mile north from thc northwestern   extremity   of  Sigutla   Lake,   marked
S. W. Corner, thence north 80 chains, east 80
chains,   south  80  chains,  west  80 chains,  to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 20th August,  1912c
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Edith Bone, of Luton,
England, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post   planted   about   one   mile   east   and   two
miles north from the north-western extremity
of Sigutla Lake, marked S. W. Corner, thence
north   80   chains,   east   80   chains,   south   80
chains, west 80 chains to point of commencement,  containing  640  acres,  more  or  less.
Dated 20th August,  1012.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Annie Peterson, of Bella
Coola, B.C., occupation Housewife, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   about  three  miles  distant   and   in   a
westerly direction from the western extremity
of   Kwalcho   Lake,   marked   N.   IJ.   Corner,
thence soutii 40 chains, west 80 chains, north
40  chains, east 80  chains,  to point  of commencement, containing 320 acres, more or less.
Dated 25th August, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Margaret Harris, of Bella
Coola, B.C., occupation Housewife, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   at   thc   north-western   extremity   ol
Sigutla Lake,  marked  S.   W.  Corner,  thence
north   80   chains,   east   80   chains,   south   80
chains, west 80 cliains, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 20th August,   1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Percy Gadsden, of Bella
Coola, B.C., occupation Farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about two miles distant and in a
north-westerly direction from the northwesterly extremity of Sigutla Lake, marked
S. W. Corner, thence north 80 chains, east
80 chains, south 80 chains, west 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 20th August, 1912.
nov. 9 Jan.4
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values as there is between their
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we have not yet tried so splendid a Cough Cure as our
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913 Pandora St, Victoria, B. C.
Albert F. Roy
Over  thirty  years'   experience  ia
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P. 0. Box 440 10
Mrs. Holmes and Miss Beatrice
Holdmes of Duncan, B. C, have been
guests in the city.
Mrs. C. G. Henshaw, Vancouver,
was a guests recently in Victoria.
Mr. H. M. Barton is a recent arrival from Lorrdon, England, and is
staying at the Empress.
Mr. M. W. Young, Cowichan Bay,
is staying at the Empress hotel.
* *   *
Mr H. C. Banon, of Chemainus,
was in town during the week on a
brief visit.
* *   *
Mr. P. K. Winch, of Saanich, has
been a guest at the Dominion Hotel.
* *   *
•Mr. Gordon Ross was in town during the week from Vancouver.
Mrs. Gordon Hunter, from Shawnigan Lake, was in town during the
week. ^ y -
Mr. Melville, of Somenos, B.C., is
leaving shortly on a trip to England.
* *   *
Mr. F. D. Scott of Duncan has been
registered at the Dominion Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Marriott have
been guests in Victoria from Duncan.
Mrs. Craig Is the guest of her
daughter, Mrs. D. D. McTavish, Pen-
dergast Street. #   #   ^
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Booth have
returned from a visit to England and
are residing at Cobble Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Blake and
their little daughter, of Shawnigan
Lake, have left on an extended visit
to England.
The engagement has been announced of Miss Gladys McCallum,
only daughter of Mfs. Campbell McCallum, Foul Bay, and Mr. J. Herbert
Gray, of this City.
* *   *.
The engagement is announced of
Ruby Florence, daughter of Mr.
Thornton Fell, of Victoria,. B.C., to
Staff Paymaster R. A. Jinkm, R.N.,
of H.M.C.S. Rainbow, and of Plymouth, England.
* *   *
The marriage of' Engineer-Lieutenant Roland Henry Moore Bury, R.N.,
H.M.C.S. Rainbow, and Marguerite
Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Clarke Holden, has -been arranged to take place on November
i8th, at 2.30 p.m. at Christ Church
Cathedral. A reception will afterwards be held at the Alexandra Club.
* *   *
A quiet but pretty wedding which
took place recently was that of Miss
Edna May Harris, third daughter of
Mr.' and Mrs. E. C. Harris, Vining
Street, and Mr. George Alfred
Thompson, of Vancouver, B.C. Rev.
William Stevenson officiated at the
ceremony. The bride was attended
by her sister, Miss Lena Harris, and
Mr. Vincent Harris supported the
groom. After their honeymoon the
bridal couple will take up their residence in Vancouver.
* *   *   .
At Christ Church Cathedral on last
Tuesday afternoon Mr. Paul Borro-!
daile, younger son of the late Mr.
George Betts Borrodaile, was married
to Miss Barbara Justine Blakemore,
daughter of Mr. William Blakemore,
of this city. The marriage ceremony
was performed by the Very Reverend
the Dean of Columbia. The bride was
given away by her father. The marriage was a private one, only members of the two families being present.
The bride w'as married in her travelling costume of grey corduroy velvet
with hat to match, trimmed with violets. She also carried a bouquet of
ithe same flowers. The happy pair
subsequently left by the 4*3° boat for
the Stiuth, and on their return they
will reside in Victoria.
* *   *
■On. last Tuesday afternoon Mrs.
Harry Lawson was hostess of a
charming tea. She received her
guests in a smart gown of art blue
satin with handsome lace trimmings.
Her pretty house was picturesquely
adorned, with, quantities, of. potted
chrysanthemums of all colors. The
tea table was decorated with a large
basket of red carnations and asparagus fern. Among the guests were:
Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Jack Lawson, Mrs.
Alister Robertson, Mrs.. Charles, Mrs.
Rithet,    Mrs. Gresley,   Mrs. Charles
Wilson, Mrs. Erb, Mrs. G. Wilson,
Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Townshend, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. W. E. Oliver, Miss Heyland, Mrs. Weston, Mrs.
B. Wilson, Mrs. J. Wilson, Mrs. A.
Smith, Miss Smith, Mrs. Bodwell,
Miss Bodwell, the Misses Lawson,
Mrs. McCrae, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs.
T. Gore, Mrs. R. Jones, Mrs. Todd,
Mrs. J. F. Todd and Mrs. Jeffrey.
*   *   *
A recent marriage of interest to
Victorians was that of Miss Dorothy
Mary Booth, eldest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Godfrey Booth, of this city,
and Mr. Harry James Lumsden Ketchen, youngest son of the late Major
James Ketchen. The marriage ceremony was celebrated at Christ Church
Cathedral, Ven. Archdeacon Scriven
officiating at the ceremony. The
bride who was married in her travelling suit, a smrrt costume of white
broadcloth, with ermine furs and a
white felt hat trimmed with ermine,
was given away by her father. She
carried a bouquet of white roses and
was attended by her sister, Miss
Kathleen Booth, who was also dressed
in white with white hat and furs, carrying a bouquet of pink and white
roses. The groom was supported by
Mr. Arthur Lawe, of Cowichan. After
the ceremony the wedding partv
drove to the Empress Hotel, where a
dainty wedding breakfast was served.
The bridal couple left by the after
noon boat for Vancouver en route for
Winnipeg and   England,   where the
honeymoon will be spent.
On last Saturday evening the girls
of St. George's School, Rockland
Avenue, entertained a number of their
young friends at a most enjoyable
dance. Dancing took place in one of
the spacious rooms of the school,
which was tastefully adorned with
flowers and greenery. Light refreshments were served during the evening
and dancing was kept up until a late
hour. Among the guests were: The
Misses Lotus Griffith, Ola Balcom,
Marguerite Verrinder, Regina Verrinder, Gussie Wilkes, Norma Hamburger, Maud Williams, K. Bradshaw,
Dorothy Moor, Florence Miller, Bertha Miller, Gladys Copely, Tommy
Monteith, Mildred Johnston, Elsie
Waite, Nora Lewis, Dorothy Dunne,
Gladys Watson, Daisy Gates, Bessie
Scott, Marjory Bloomfield, Gertie
Kid, Marjory Tennant and the Messrs.
Talbot Wheatley, Joe Shires, Pete
Odgen, Geo. Pauline, Dick Day, R.
Lander, Chris Carey, H. Beasley, Y.
O'Tiefe, D. Diespecker, Ingrim, Mac-
donal, Billy Wilkerson, Foulkes, Eric
McCallum, Arthur McCallum, Wootton, Blaney Scott, Matt Scott, Charlie
Baxter, Mr. Cockren, Mark Graham,
Drewry, Fraser, Billy Ross, H. B.
Ross, G. Morton and Louis Dies-
The B. COil ^Development Company
There are a number of people in
Victoria interested in the B. C. Oil
& Development Company, which is
one of the pioneer oil companies: of
the Flathead district. Its managing
director, Mr. Anthony Anderson, is
one of our fellow-townsmen, who is
we'll and favourably known. He promoted this company some years ago
and has stood by it in spite of many
adversities through good and evil report. The main difficulties with which
the company has had to contend, has
been lack of roads. I'he valuable
property which it controls is situate
on Sage Creek in the Flathead, a section of country which is all right
when you reach it, but which is almost inaccessible. This accounts for
the little progress which has been
made. Last year Mr. Anderson was
able to satisfy the Provincial Government that he had secured sufficient financial backing to ensure the success
of this project and on this showing
was able to induce the minister of
works to construct a wagon road
from the Crow's Nest district int)
the Flathead*. This road has been completed and heavy boring machinery is
being taken in. As the climate in the
Flathead is mild, boring operations
can continue all winter and the success of the shallow operations already begun justifies the belief that a
few months' boring with the larger
plant will tap the productive oil deposits which are known to exist there."
Mr. Anderson has just returned
from a visit to the property on which
he was accompanied by some of the
largest shareholders in the company,
among whom were Dr. W. E. Tweed
of Killarney, and Mr. W. J. Dreer of
Oxbow, Sask. The visit has been entirely satisfactory and a report has
been prepared which The Week hopes
to publish, as it has always maintained
that this company owns the best oil
property in the Flathead and that too
much credit canot be given to Mr.
Anderson and his associates to whose
enterprise and energy its ultimate
success will be due.
(Srction 19)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the 7th
day of December next, application will be
made to tlie Superintendent of Provincial
Police for the grant of a licence for thc snlo
of liquor by wholesale in and upon the premises known as Turner-Bccton & Co., Ltd.,
situate at Victoria, upon the lands describeu
as   1232   Wharf  Street.
Dated this 7th day of November,   1912.
nov. 9 dec. 7
In the Matter of an Application for fresh
Certificates of Indefeasible Title to Lot
1596. Victoria City.'
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication hereof to issue fresh
Certificates of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Indefeasible Title as to an undivided half
issued to Robert Edwin Jackson on the 5th
day of March, 1867, and numbered 3456, and
of the Certificate of Indefeasible Title as to
an undivided half issued to said Robert Edwin
Jackson on the 18th day of July, 1904, and
numbered 10205C, both of which have been
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia, this 4th day of November,
Registrar General of Titles,
nov.9 dec. 7
In   the   Matter   of   an   application   for   fresh
Certificate of Title to  Lot  306, Victoria
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 Title in  lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Adelina Phelps on the 13th
day  of October,   1885, and  numbered 6610A,
which has been lost.
Dated   at  Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
British Columbia, this 6th day of November,
Registrar-General of Titles,
nov. 9 dec. 7
For a Licence to'Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Sidney Water
& Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will
apply for a licence to take and use one cubic
foot per second of water out of a well on
Lots 6 and 8, Section 7, Range 2 East, District of North Saanich. The water will be
diverted at the well and will be used for
Municipal purposes on the land described as
Townsite  of  Sidney  and   adjorent  lands.
This notice was posted on the pound ou
the i8tb day of October, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria, B.  C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder  at  Victoria,   B.   C.
Objections may be filed With the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Vic
toria, B. C.
By Bert D. White, Agent,
oct. 26 nov. 23
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Ralph Sweet, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Carpenter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   about   four   miles   distant  and  in   a
north-westerly    direction    from    the    northwestern   extremity   of  Sigutla   Lake,   marked
S.   W.   Corner, thence north  80  chains,  east
80  chains,  south 80  chains,  west 80  chains,
to point   of   commencement,   containing   640
acres, more or less..
Dated 21st August, 1912.
.   .       RALPH SWEET.
Percy Gadsden, Agent.
nov. 9
Jan. 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that George E. Hartshorn,
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Logger, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted one mile west and one mile
north from the western extremity of Nahlouza
Lake, marked S. E* Corner, thence north .80
chains, west 80 chains, south 80 chains, cast
80 ohains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated  13th October,  1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 4
Do You Caref
Do you care whether the food you place before your family
every day is pure and wholesome or not?
Do you take any pains to find out about its quality and
about the sanitary or unsanitary manner of its handling?
Your grocer, baker, your delicatessen dealer—all should
come up to the very highest standards of quality and service.
This store assures you the BEST in all particulars.
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(Successors to Charles Hayward)
Late of 1016 Government Street, haye removed to their new building,
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Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.   Do not forget—Wa always
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New Laid Eggs.
The TEA KETTLE   "w douglas st.
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change, Ltd.
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Phone 3318
Milk Fed Chickens, Regular 40c. per Lb.
Permanently Reduced to 35c.
Our milk fed chickens, whicii we have heretofore sold at 40c per lb.,
have given such invariable satisfaction and have brought us so many
good customers, that we have decided to reduce the price to 35c in
order to bring them within the reach of all. We receive them fresh
every day from our own farm, where they are fattened and dressed by
a man who has spent a lifetime raising chickens for the table. Let
us have your order today.
april 20
oct 26
District of Coast, Range 3 .
TAKE notice that I, William A. Walton, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Laborer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted  about  one  mile  distant  and   in
a westerly direction from the western extremity of Nahlouza Lake, marked S. E. Corner,
thence north 80 chains, west 80 chains, soutii
86  chains,   east 80  chains  to  point  of commencement,   containing   640   acres,   more   or
' Dated 13th October,  1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 i3*-1- 4
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Thomas J. Williams, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Laborer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about one mile distant and in a
westerly direction from the western extremity
of Nahlouza Lake, marked N. E. Corner,'
thence south 80 chains, west 80 chains; north
80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
Dated  13th October, 1912.
. .   Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 ian- 4
At the Victoria Book and Stationery Co., 1004 Government
St., Victoria, B.C.:
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"Drake," a Pageant Play, by
Louis N. Parker.   75c. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912
Wheat is Moving
with Record
If there is a western grain blockade
[his year it will not be through lack
if effort on the part of the govern-
lent to prevent it. However, at pre-
[ent the prospects are bright that the
restern grain will be all moved to
larket without any serious tie-up;
fhe wheat was a little slow starting
move, but official figures show that
is now going forward at a record
ite and the prospects are that by
ie close of navigation fully double
|ie amount handled last year at the
ime period, will have come east by
fater. The grain is of an exception-
lly high quality.
All Are Helping
The Railway Commission, the new
|rain Commission and the adminis-
itive departments at Ottawa have
jen doing everything possible to fa-
itate  the movement of  the" crops
|d the outlook is that for the first
ie for years there will not be a
•ious    blockade.      Hon.     Robert
|gers, Minister of the Interior, has
in working all summer on a plan
have the period of navigation ex-
ided  for  a  month   and   has   had
Iny interviews with shipping and in-
jance men.    Last week he had a
liference with R. F. Dale,  of the
mtreal Board of Trade and repre-
itative of large insurance interests,
Id the prospect is that arrangements
11 be made for an extension of the
|riod of navigation.
Aids to Navigation
llf Mr. Rogers succeeds in this it
]ll be a great boon to the western
•mer, as it will mean that much
ire grain will be moved before sole
liance will have to be placed on the
lilways. The Marine Department
|s already made arrangements for
^-breakers at Fort William and Port
thur to keep the harbors open to
latest possible dates. All possible
Is to navigation have been arranged
d additional lights have been placed
Georgian Bay ports.
That the railways are in a better
sition to handle the crop than ever
fore is due largely to the efforts of
e government. Last winter a con-
•ence was held at Ottawa between
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members of the cabinet and the heads
of the railways to discuss the situation and to prevent another blockade.
Railways All Preparing
The railway magnates were frankly told they must make larger preparations to handle the west's crops.
They started early and placed large
orders for cars and at intervals ever
since the Railway Commission has
prodded them. The railways made
remarkable preparations and the three
roads, Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk
and* Canadian Northern added this
summer to their rolling stock no less
than twenty-two thousand box cars
and five hundred engines. In addition
no less than seventeen million dollars
was expended on betterments with intent solely to expedite the movement of grain. This seventeen millions is not including the millions
spent for extensions, branch lines, etc.
This money was spent on increased
switching facilities, better terminals,
etc. The C. P. R. also last year spent
millions on improving the line east
of Port Arthur along the north. On
the Canadian Pacific railways single
line sidings have been doubled, steel
bridges, have taken thc place of
wooden trestles to bear the weight
of heavier locomotives, and grades
have been reduced.
Another Spout
This year, thanks to the efforts of
the government, the west will not
have to depend on one single track
east of Port Arthur for the movement
of grain after the close of navigation.
Using the N. T. R.
Hon. Frank Cochrane has been
pressing to completion the only section of the National Transcontinental,
which is to be of any immediate use
to the west—the line from Winnipeg
to Cochrane. Cochrane is the point
where the Ontario government railway crosses the Transcontinental and
with the line completed to Cochrane
it is possible to ship wheat that
far over the Transcontinental and
thence south and east over other
roads to the ocean ports of Canada.
The Minister of Railways on assuming office ordered that all possible
speed be made in order to finish the
line in time to be ready this fall.
Major Leonard, the Transcontinental
Railway Commissioner, has been
speeding up the work with the result
that the steel will be linked up to
Cochrane early in November and in
plenty of time to aid in the crop
Hudson Bay Work
But the government has in addition
been looking ahead. Mr. Cochrane
has been rushing work on the Hudson Bay Railway. He has made a remarkable record. The Liberals talked
Hudson Bay Railway for fifteen years
and made two election campaigns on
it in the west. They built a half
dozen paper railways, but at the close
of fifteen years all that had been done
was to start a bridge at Le Pas and
let two weeks before the last election
one contract. Mr. Cochrane has in
one short year let the contract for
the whole line from Le Pas to the
Bay, over four hundred miles and
work is being rushed.
Terminals at the Bay
But Mr. Cochrane has not stopped
at that. A road to the Bay without
an up-to-date harbor to receive ships
to load the west's grain would be of
little use, and the Minister has likewise rushed work on the water side,
so that the contract will be let this
fall for terminals, elevators, docks,
etc. By the time the road is completed, there will be up-to-date harbor terminals. Mr. Cochrane found
that this phase of the question had
never been properly investigated by
his predecessors. There was no
accurate information in his department. He at once despatched expeditions by land and water to the Bay
to make thorough surveys of the harbors of Fort Churchill and Port Nelson, H. T. Hazen, an expert harbor
engineer, was engaged, and is in
charge of the work. At present he is
at work in surveying Port Nelson, and
if his report on this harbor is favourable it will be chosen as the terminal
as from a railway standpoint it is
much more desirable, owing to the
fact that it is eighty miles closer to
the west's wheat fields. As soon as
the report is in, the final choice of
terminals will be made and the con
tracts will be let, so that work will
not be delayed. It is expected to have
the road completed in time to help
carry the crop of 1914.
Fort William Improvements
At Fort William the new Grain
Commission is making preparations
for handling next year's crop by erecting an enormous new public owned
elevator which will be capable of
handling three million bushels of
wheat. It will be one of the largest
and the most up-to-date elevators on
the continent. Work is being rushed
and will continue all winter, so that
the elevator will be ready by next
fall. A contract has also been let to
double the capacity of the government owned elevator at Port Colborne.
Sample Markets
The Grain Commission has also
completed arrangements for the establishment of a sample market at
Winnipeg—something the western
farmers have long been asking for.
In order to house the market, the
Grain Exchange of Winnipeg is
doubling the size of its present building, while arrangements are being
made through the Railway Commission to have additional railway facilities. -
Great Expansion in
Postal Service
The development of the country and
the rapid extension of the areas of
settlement is calling for corresponding increases in and extensions of the
postal service. An idea of the rapid
strides made, is given by the fact that
almost 600 new post-offices have been
opened in different parts of the country since January 1, 1912. The number is increasing monthly for the
monthly average from July 1 to October 1 has been at the rate of sixty.
The grouping together of new inhabitants necessitates the establishment of
post offices. The majority of those
being opened are in the west, but the
older parts of the country are not being neglected. Ontario, Quebec and
the Maritime Provinces receive their
share according to the increase of
population, an increase specially noticeable in the cities.
New Western Offices
An idea of the development of the
west may be given in the number of
new post-offices established in the
Prairie provinces and the Far West
in one month. Out of seventy-six
new offices opened on July 1, fifty
were in points in the Prairie Provinces and the Far West. The same
ratio has been kept on August 1, September 1 and October 1 of this year.
Rural Mail Service
The department is also catering to
the needs of the people in the rapid
extension of the rural mail delivery
scheme. By an act passed last session
a superintendent was appointed over
the rural mail delivery branch. His
work was to specialize on that branch
of the department's work. This has
been successful and beginning with
November 1 of the present year, the
rural mail carriers will be equipped
with a supply of postal orders and
stamps and authorized to take registered letters so that frequent visits
on the part of inhabitants to the post-
offices in outlying districts will be unnecessary, with a consequent saving
of time and labour. The result will
be a former rural mail carrier transformed into* a travelling post-master.
Twelve Hundred Routes
Mr. Bolduc, the new superintendent, states that at the end of the
present year there will be about twelve
hundred rural mail delivery routes in
operation throughout the country. At
present there are almost nine hundred. Of this number about six hundred had been in operation when the
Hon. L. P. Pelletier took up the reins
of his department. At that time the
scheme had been in operation for four
years. The result of Mr. Pelletier's
work in appointing a special superintendent will be seen at the end of
the year when as many routes will
have been established by him in fifteen months as during the four years
of Liberal administration. This is all
the more creditable as the circular
route has been put in operation.   The
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route under the old system was simply between places already established
but the circular route takes in more
outlying parts as well as the existing
route and brings greater benefit.
Western Visit Postponed
The Postmaster-General had intended to see for himself the growth of
the country and visit the West before
the opening of Parliament, but his
work in England, and the early opening of Parliament have prevented him
and he will be compelled to wait for
a more opportune time.
Talkative Passenger (trying to get into
conversation)—"I see—cr—you've lost your
Gentleman (trying to read)—"So I have!
How careless of mc!" 12
■"Continued from Page i)
RECIPROCITY—A little more than a
year ago a Government which liad
held Power in Canada for fifteen
years went out through the defeat of Reciprocity. It was contended * by Conservatives that the defeat killed Reciprocity
as far as Canada was concerned. An attempt to resuscitate the corpse in Macdonald last month showed that it was a permanent corpse, although there are not
wanting evidences that Sir Wilfrid Laurier
still has a lingering hope that a miracle
may be performed for. its. revivification.
Among the many reasons given by Conservatives for the rejection of Reciprocity not
the least weighty was that with a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and with the "handwriting on the wall"
clearly indicating a Democratic President in
1913, it was quite unnecessary, even for
those who favoured a lower tariff, to secure
this by Treaty obligations. To them it
looked so certain to come in the natural
course of events. The prediction has been
verified, and, whatever else may result from
the election of Mr. Wilson, it is certain
that before long there must be a revision of
the* Tariff and that the revision will be
downwards. This is not to anticipate any
reckless handling of the American Tariff,
or any abandonment of its Protective
policy; but no student of contemporary
history can doubt that the main platform
in bringing about the election of a Democratic President is the high cost of Hying,
and that the people have at last put their
foot down and determined that they will
ho longer entrust their interests to the tender mercies of men like Mr. Taft and Mr.
Roosevelt, who were prolific of pre-election
pledges, but hopelessly inefficient in implementing them. Mr. Wilson will take his
time; he cannot reverse the National policy;
he is too intelligent and careful a man to
play "ducks and drakes" with the commerce
of the country, but he is also too intelligent a man to misunderstand the mandate
which he has received, and too honest a
man to attempt to side-step the issue on
which he was elected. It will be interesting to note how far he is prepared to go
in Tariff reduction and, incidentally, how
much of a lesson Eastern Canadian manufacturers are willing to learn from his
GREAT-HEART—There were few
old-timers in Victoria who did not
know Mr. Waites, the key-doctor of
Fort Street, and of the thousands who knew
him there could not have been one who
did not respect him. Human experience
furnishes few instances of a man who better
deserved the title Bunyan gave to his immortal hero—Great-heart. Handicapped
by an affliction which most men would have
found intolerable and to which any Faintheart would have succumbed without a
struggle, Mr. Waites literally put his handicap behind him; trampled it under foot,
and faced the world and his life's work as
if life, instead of being a burden, was altogether a pleasure. Among the tradesmen
of the city there was not one who was
more cheerful, more optimistic, more courteous or more witty. It was a pleasure to
chat with Mr. Waites, for his conversation
was an infallible cure for the "blues." It
seemed such an absurdity for a hale, hearty,
healthy man to stand before Mr. Waites
and to think for a moment of his own
troubles. For here was one who knew
nothing of healthr.strehgth or comfort, and
yet who seemed to have no troubles, and
who made light of every obstacle. But not
only was he a supreme optimist; he was an
indefatigable worker, labouring from morning till night, and from years' end to year's
end at his humble toil with an intelligence,
a devotion and an energy which no man excelled, and withal establishing a reputation
for absolute honesty and reliability which
any business man might well envy.    Mr.
Waites has gone from our midst; it is no
mere euphemism to say that he will be
missed, but his splendid example can never
be forgotten and his cheerfulness will forever be a standing reproach to those who
grumble at their lot, and an incentive to
all who cherish* _ belief in humanity.
merchant in Victoria interviewed The
Week a few days ago on the subject of
the Industrial Peace Association. The interview was a brief one, but the comment of
the visitor was very much to the point. He
wanted to know why the Industrial Peace
Association had not been heard of in connection with the disastrous miners' strike
which has been raging at Cumberland and
Ladysmith for more than two months. He
pointed out that large sums of money had
been collected in these mining districts by
the lady canvassers of the Association, but
that when an opportunity was afforded of
showing its practical character, there was
literally "nothing doing." He also stated
that he had recently been asked to double
his original subscription, $25.00, to the Association, but had peremptorily refused until he could get some information as to
what had become of his previous subscription. The Week very much fears that he
will never learn this, for while the officers
of the Association are energetic in collecting, they are slow in responding to any appeal for the publication of a balance sheet.
They are still slower at doing anything to
justify their title.   The strike continues.
OPEN TO QUESTION—The attention of the Vancouver Island Development League is called to a
letter which appears in the current issue of
The Week, dealing with the somewhat questionable practice which has been charged
against that institution. Reference to this
matter was made in the last issue and not
without substantial authority. The position
is that the names of people in the Old Country, whose friends solicit information from
the V. I. Developtrlent League to enable
them to decide whether or not they will
settle in British Columbia, are furnished by
the League to a certain clique of real estate
agents, who promptly circularize them ir
their own business interests.    The Weel
ventures to think that this is a reprehensible practice; first of all because it is tak
ing advantage of an enquiry system whicl
was primarily intended for an entirely dif
ferent purpose, and secondly because it i:
practically using public funds for a private
purpose.   Now that attention has been di
rected to the matter by special request,
is hoped that the Committee will conside|
it of sufficient importance to give such
structions as will put an end to the abtisJ
The real estate men of Victoria can verl
well afford to pay for their own advertiJ
ing, and the flooding of intending settleij
with real estate circulars is calculated
discourage rather than to help on the wor|
of land settlement.
LAND REGISTRY—Not one momel
too soon has the Colonist drawn
tention to the congestion of busing
in the Land Registry Office;   indeed, i
would be correct to say that in this mat|
the Colonist is a "day after the fair,"
that it might have followed the lead of '
Week a little earlier.   That business
far outgrown the facilities for attending|
it, is a matter of common knowledge.
is a fact that arrears of work are accunl
lating and that no system has yet been
vised which will materially improve matte|
But the criticism of the Colonist, to be
tirely fair, should take note of the fa"
that the Superintendent of Legal Officl
Mr.   H. C. Hannington,   has   effected [
marked   improvement   since   he   assum|
office, and no review of the situation will
justice to it which does not recognise
devotion and industry.   It is not Mr. Hal
nington's fault that the work still keel
far ahead of the facilities;   he   is   doi|
all that can be done with the accommoc]
tion afforded.
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