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Free Delivery.   Low Prices.    J
Campaign Issue
The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria aad Vancouver B. C.
>o   Stewart Williams Hilton Keith    "
9 Phone 1324 fl
Vol. V.   No
Ons Dollar Per .\nhji
The Songhee
have grown
It is not necessary to
capitulate the history of the
Songhee   Reserve   for   tho
benefit of Victorians; they
up with it, and had their
sleeping and waking moments haunted by
it for many years.    It is the one blot on
the fair landscape of the Capital City.
Two miles of the most valuable waterfront looms up bare aud desolate in the
midst of the shipping and factories which
indicate progress and civilization.   When
Sir James Douglas forced the Indians to
move on from the east side of the harbour
in order to make room for the white man
he granted them the Songhee Reserve.   At
that time the tribe was numerous and
I flourishing.    In the course of fifty years
it has dwindled down to a mere handful,
I biit it retains the same land and blocks the
march of progress just as effectively as if
tlie tribe were numbered by thousands instead of tens.    Victoria needs the land
for every purpose for which a modern city
requires   foot   hold,   for   shipping   ancl
wharves, for railway construction, for factories, for drainage, for other public work
and in the background for residential purposes.   The user is vested in the Indians,
the reversionary interest belongs to the
Province, but the control is with the Dominion Government, which alone, under the
British North America Act, can deal with
the question of Indian Reserves.   Even if
Jthe Provincial Government and the Civic
[authorities could come to terms with the
I Indians no effect could be given to the
(agreement except through the Federal Gov-
I ernment.    This  constitutes  Ottawa  the
[master of the situation.   Where authority
I lies there alone can any scheme for re-
I moving the Indians be initiated and car-
Iried out.   The Honourable William Tem-
Ipleman is not only the member for Victoria, but he is a Cabinet Minister.   The
[matter has been brought to his notice times
[without number.    The citizens through
[every available organization have clam-
[oured for the settlement of this vexed
[question time and again.   Mr. Templeman
[has announced that the matter was receiving attention and that a settlement was in
I sight, but he has done nothing, or at any
[rate if he has, the doing has been ineffective and no result has been attained.
I The Indian still squats on his reserve like
|a relic of barbarism defying civilization,
[and alas defying it effectually, so long as
[Victoria is represented by a member who
[is indifferent and a minister who is ini-
| potent.   The inaction of the Laurier Government with respect to this reserve con-
Itrasts significantly with the celerity they
have displayed in other parts of the Province.    There is no subject about whicli
I Victorians are more in earnest, nor in connection with which their confidence has
|been more grossly abused.   It comes right
Ihome to every man, and is a standing
Imonument of inefficient government.   The
people had a right to expect that their
(member would at least voice their wishes,
but of this, as on almost every matter af-
jfecting the vital interests of the Province,
Mr. Templeman has remained silent.   His
Conduct can only lead to one conclusion,
[vhich is, that he stands in tlie same position with respect to the Songhee Reserve
as his leader does with respect to Oriental
Immigration: "Not in sympathy with the
l-iews of British Columbia."
It is by no means certain
Black that  the disreputable pro-
lark, ceecfings at New Westmiu-
ster last Saturday have not
Itdministered a "coup de grace'' to the
liational game in British Columbia.   It Is
quite certain that under the most favourable conditions the black mark which has
been set against it will not be erased for
years. Happening on any grounds the
"emoute" would have been serious, but at
New Westminster, the headquarters of the
game and the home of the Canadian Champions, the consequences are simply fatal.
It is not necessary to detail the occurrence, both teams were out 'for blood.
There was no restraint, none of the true
spirit of sport, and as a consequence when
veyed to a place of safety. The daily
press declares that when Paris fired the
shot there were loud cries of '"Lynch him,
Lynch him." It is quite certain that if
the mob had had the least idea that instead of being properly punished he would
have been liberated after a travestie of
justice such as was witnessed subsequently
at his trial before the Police Magistrate
he would have been lynched on the spot.
How any man charged with the administration of justice could liberate a villian
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«s.   —*
The White Man's Burden.
(Dedicated to Hon. Wm. Templeman,  MEMBER OF THE CABINET).
once the angry passions of the men were
given free play the game was forgotten
and it degenerated into a bloody fight,
in which players and spectators took part
with the war cry of "Sauve qui petit." It
was bad enough as long' as fists and sticks
furnished the weapons, but when the colored trainer of the Vancouver team drew
a revolver and fired, Bedlam was let loose.
No wonder it was found impossible to
continue the game, and no wonder that
the visiting players were with difficulty
rescued from the infuriated mob and con-
who admitted breaking two criminal laws
and could easily have been convicted of
breaking the third, by the infliction of a
paltry fine which was paid by the Club
passes comprehension. The decision of
tlie .Magistrate is the most direct incentive
to mob violence which has ever emanated
from a Court of Justice. A man who
had committed a crime for which he would
have been lynched in his own country, aud
for which Canadians have invariably been
sent to goal, was practically liberated without punishment, and his Club was allowed
to whitewash it by putting up a few paltry
dollars.    In the public interest it is to be
hoped that tlie Attorney General will take
official cognizance of so gross a miscarriage of justice.    The man who so far
failed in his duty to the public and in the
fulfilment of his oath of office should be
deposed without delay.   And what can be
said for the Club which was willing to lend
itself to such a disgraceful compounding
of a felony.   All that can be said is that
it has if possible deepened the disgrace
brought upon it by its "coloured" trainer.
The whole incident leads one to say that
tliere is something wrong in the so-called
sporting circles of Vancouver.   In no other
city in Canada is there such an utter lack
of the true spirit of sport, it matters not
whether the game be Lacrosse, Football,
Baseball, or Cricket, it is never played for
the love of the game, but always on the
win,  tie or wrangle system.     Wherever
Vancouver teams go they leave a record
of squabbles and assaults, and when they
get, as they often do, a thorough drubbing,
they invariably squeal.    It is a pity that
tliis should be so in a city of such prosperity and promise.   The explanation undoubtedly is that Vancouver has caught
the American instead of tlie British spirit.
The former reaches its apotheosis in the
figure of a rampant nigger flourishing a
revolver.    If that is the ideal with which
Vancouver is content it should be emblazoned as a coat of arms on all the halls of
sport so that the world may see and heed.
The Victoria Canadian Club
The Silver has feted Mr. Morton Frewen
Question.    ancj \_as listened to his expert
address on Bi-Metallisni, or as
he prefers to call it, the Rc-Monetizatiou
of silver. The Colonist speaks in very
eulogistic terms of his address, and is no
doubt fully justified in so doing if regard
is to be had to the ability displayed and
the thorough knowledge of the subject
which Mr. Frewen evinced. The Colonist,
however, makes no attempt to discuss the
subject on an expert basis, and is doubtleB3
justified of its reticence. It would ill-
become The Week to betray less modesty,
but it may be permissible to point out that
on this important ami intricate question
Mr. Frewen belongs to a very small minority, and that almost without an exception the great financial experts denounce
the views which he and his party hold.
They are able to demonstrate with all the
conclusiveness and conviction whicli characterized Mr. Frewen's utterances tliat the
very opposite is true, nml tliat the only
means of ensuring commercial supremacy
is to maintain in its fullest integrity thc
mono-metallic or gold standard.
The subject of Sunday
Footbal is being widely discussed at, the Coast jti3t
now. The result of the discussion is to confirm the statement of The
Week that public opinion is against it and
nt the present time it is doubtful whether
it would find any defenders outside Nanaimo, Ladysmith, and Seattle. The
Editor of the Victoria Times, who may bo
safely trusted in matters of sport, has lent
the influence of his paper in opposition to
the movement; although lie rather inconsistently allows its columns to be used to
belittle those who conscientiously advocate
the same view. There can hardly be any
doubt as to the result, Canadian sentiment
is dead against the innovation, and if the
Pacilic Coast Football Association should
be so ill-advised as to stand by its present
proposals it will invite financial disaster
and unpopularity. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, I9°8-
X Social and        X
J Personal. J
if v ii i* v 'i* 'i' ir 'i' 'i' 'i''»' ir
Mrs. Walter Dunn and child of
Westholme were visitors in town for
the exhibition.
* *   *
Mrs. Frank Price of Duncans spent
last week in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. Henry Fisher of Metchosin
was in town for the Horse Show.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Dyne of Sa-
turna Island, were guests of Dr. and
Mfs.  Hasell last week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. John Hirsch of Duncans were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Eberts,  Gorge Road.
* *   *
Miss Edyth Davie has rented Mr.
Goward's cottage on St. Charles St.,
where she will reside for the winter.
* *   *
Mr. Frank Monteith and Mr. Harry
Monteith of Carstairs, Scotland, who
have been spending the summer
months at Cowichan Lake, passed
through Victoria on Thursday en
route for Southern California.
»   *   *
Miss Ross Arbuthnot, Belcher St.,
was given a surprise party on Tuesday evening. A very jolly evening
was spent, Miss Thain providing the
music for the evening. Among those
present were Miss Winona Troupe,
Miss Janet McKay, Misses Allen
(Winnipeg), Miss Lorna Eberts, Miss
Tilton( Seattle), Miss Petty Drake,
Misses Blackwood, Miss Netta Heyland and the Messrs. Newcombe,
Monteith, Morton Mason, Jack Heyland, John Arbuckle, George McCurdy, W. Rochfort, T. 0. McKay, and
* *   w
The Misses Allen of Winnipeg are
paying a visit to Victoria.
* *   *
Miss Tilton of Seattle is staying
with friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Miss Leigh Spencer was among the
numerous  visitors  here  last week.
* *   *
The Bridge Club met for the first
time this season at the residence of
Mrs. W. S. Gore, Burdette Avenue,
bn Friday of last week. The tea
table, which was presided over by
Mrs. R. Dunsmuir and Mrs. H. Pooley, was very artistically arranged
with golden glow.
The first prize was won by Mrs.
Raymur and thc second by Mrs.
Among the guests were: Mrs. Corsan,  Mrs.  Ker, Mrs.  F. Jones,  Mrs.
B. Heisterman, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Tye,
Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Flummerfelt,
Mrs. Sutherland, Mrs. Piggott, Mrs.
T. Hanington, Mrs. T. Gore, Mrs.
Rithet, Mrs. J. li. Todd, Mrs. Freeman, Miss Little, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs.
Spratt, Mrs. H. Robertson, Mrs. Mat-
son, Miss Monteith.
* *   *
Miss Vyvaan Bolton, Admiral's Rd.,
gave an informal dance last week,
the guests being Miss Norah Coombe,
Miss Little, Miss Muriel Dunsmuir,
Miss Pitts, and the Messrs. Cambie,
Dixon, Jephson, Mason, Monteith,
Sydney, Powell and others.
* *   *
Among the numerous box parties
noticed   at   the   Horse   Show  were:
His Honour the Lieut.-Governor
and Mrs. Dunsmuir, Miss Marion
Dunsmuir, Miss Muriel Dunsmuir,
Mrs. Hope, Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir,
Major and Mrs. Audain, Mr. Bromley. Mr. J. D. Farrell (Seattle),
Mr. E. R. Ricketts (Vancouver) Mr.
D. E. Frederick (Seattle), Mr. H. G.
Ross, Mr. T. B. Pemberton, Mr. D.
E. Cambell,  Mr.  F.  W. Jones,  Mr.
C. S. Baxter, Mr. F. D. Little, Mr.
J. A. Robb, Mr. A. C. Flumerfelt, Mr.
W. L. Challoner, Mr. D. R. Ker, Mrs.
Genge, Mrs. Spencer, and at the races
during the week: Mr. and Mrs. John
Hirsch, Mr. P. Lampman, Messrs.
E. A. Scott, W. and E. Cartwright
(Ganges Harbour), R. E. Barkley
(Westholme), J. Burrill, E. Maude,
C. L. R. Hall (Mayne Island), Mr.
and Mrs. Enke, Mr. Bellionse, and
Mr. Le Sueur (Galiano Island), Mr.
and Mrs. Bradley Dyne (Satuma Isl.),
Messrs, G. H. Ainslie and G. F. Richardson (Pender Isl.), Mr. and Mrs.
H. Pooley, Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Courtney, Misses Keast, Mr. and Mrs. Finlayson, Mr. and Mrs. Rattenbury,
Major and Mrs. Dupont, Miss Peters,
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Ker, Mr. Dewdney, Mrs. A. W. Jones, Mrs. Herman Robertson, Mrs. Smith (Vancouver), Mrs. MacDonald (Vancouver), Mr. J. Musgrave, Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Wilby, Mrs. Rismuillcr, Miss
K. Gaudin, Dr. Hewitt, and Mr. H.
W. Bullock (Salt Spring), Mr. Hamilton (Fulford Harbour).
* *   *
Mrs. (Col.) Prior gave a luncheon
on Tuesday last in honour of Mrs.
Hon. D. E. Young, Provincial Secretary, Mr. P. de Noe Walker and
Mr. Kermode left on Thursday on
Mr. Arbuthnot's launch as his guests
on a shooting expedition.
*   *   *
Mr. W. Blakemore, M.E., left on
Thursday for Calgary on a business
The Week accepts no responsibility
for the views express _d by Its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer or a nom de plume, but the
welter's name and address must be
given to the editor as an evidence of
bona tides. In no case will it be
divulged without consent.
The Doukhobors.
Editor The Week, Victoria, B-C.
Dear Sir,—I noticed an article in
your issue of the 9th instant, headed
"Taming the Doukhobors," and inasmuch as I am acting in British Columbia for Peter Wright, et al, I deem
it incumbent on me to write and ask
you whether the words "taming the
Doukhobors" were used with intent
to expose this Colony to contempt
and ridicule, and designed to insult
them, or whether the words were
written without mature consideration,
and without a knowledge of the facts.
In the latter case, I think that you
will agree with me that a correction
should at once be made, and the public, through your columns, be made
aware that the Colony in question are
a law-abiding and industrious community and one that British Columbia may well be proud of.
For your information, I may say
tiiat the Dottkhobor Society, through
Mr. Peter Verigin, have purchased
some 3,000 acres of land on the Columbia River at Waterloo, between
Castlegar and Trail, paying over
$150,000 for same. That some 100 of
them came in in June and July last,
with their horses, cattle and tools,
and even in this short time have
cleared, stumped and partly planted
100 acres of their lands, and to my
knowledge have more ground cleared
in the last three months than all the
white settlers in their vicinity have
accomplished in the last ten years.
They propose to clear and plant all
of their available lands at this point
and it will only be a short time before the whole of that area is one
garden, under perfect cultivation. I
wish to point out that this Colony
is not an assisted Colony in any way;
they are self supporting, and will
shortly be the producers of great revenue to themselves, from fruit and
vegetables, and to the Province and
Railways from taxes and freight
When penning your article you had
doubtless in mind the alleged actions
of some of the Doukhobors at York-
ton and elsewhere in Saskatchewan,
but surely you do not judge a whole
community by the actions of a few,
and you can take it from me that
neither Mr. Verigin' or any of the
leaders of this sect have any sympathy or in any way condone the conduct of a few fanatics. This I have
from Mr. Verigin himself, and having met him and had long interviews with him as to his views, aims
and beliefs, 1 am convinced that he
is sincere in his endeavour to lighten
the loads of his followers and will
only give his support to such as prove
themselves worthy of it.
Their religious beliefs are not pertinent to the question, but if they
were understood by others as they
are by me, and if others had had the
opportunity of having them expounded by Mr. Verigin as I have done I
have no hesitation in saying that
people would speedily form a far
different opinion of these people than
it would appear they now have, and
articles such as the one I complain
of would not appear in the press.
I have gone somewhat at length
into thc matter, not because the article is of extreme importance, but to
give you the opportunity of correcting a grave misstatement, and of informing your readers of the facts, and
doing justice in your work, as I rest
assured you always aim for.
Yours faithfully,
Along "
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1 old rut.
Others don't.
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' oring—a new fabric—you'll be
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Take our $20 Men's Suits or
', [ our $18 Overcoats for instance.'
You'll find that they are hand-
' , some and up  to the  hour in' ,
every  detail.
Couldn't get newer or better
style from the highest priced
exclusive tailor.
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All diseases of a hot, itchy or
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The followine brands are fer sale by all the leading dealers:
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Experience little or no difficulty
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We carry a most complete line of smokers'
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Victoria Agents for the Nanaimo
New Wellington Coal.
The  best  household  coal  in the
market at current rates.
Anthracite Coal for sale.
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The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
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Y. M. C. A.
A home for young men away from
home. Comfortable Reading Room.
Library, Game Room, Billiards, Hot
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Mower Grinding and Tool
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Prompt attention and work
Opp. Transfer Stables,
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The   kind   that   show   what's
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A Splendid
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Local Views, colored.
Local Views, black and white-
new subjects.
Local Views, Sepia—new.
Rocky Mountains Special Series.
Ocean   to  Ocean   Series—hundreds of subjects.
Pone 1759 655 Yates St.
A Lady, who is taking her daughter
to school in Europe next January and
j returning in April, will  be glad to
i offer her services to anyone requiring
an escort.   Highest references.    Ad-
_ dress "Chaperon," care this paper. THE WEEK, SATURDAY OCTOBER, 3, 1908
At The Street   h
Corner        h
It was an altogether pleasing duty
to be able to comment so favourably
last week on the management of the
Provincial Fair. Unanimity ought in
this case to indicate a correct conclusion and by common consent too
much cannot be said in favour of Secretary Smart and those who so ably
assisted him. The Secretary's services were recognized in a substantial
and gratifying manner and possibly
for the first time in its history there
is no discordant note at the conclusion of the Fair.
I have, however, been twitted with
having overlooked a matter which deserved severe censyre and it is only
fair that it should be ventilated. I
refer to the public restaurant. There
seems to have been no two opinions,
that both as to the quality of the
food, the character of the service and
the charges, the restaurant was disgraceful. A well-known citizen who
spent most of his time on the grounds
last week told me that the management would have done well to shut
down on the caterers after the first
day, as it was quite evident they were
incompetent. It is all over now, but
another year more care should be
taken and assuredly some control
should be retained by the management.
I am requested to voice another
complaint and it is against the local
gentlemen who secured the betting
concessions. I do not claim to bc
an expert in book-making and have
always regarded it as more or less
scientific and unquestionably intricate, but I am credibly informed that
at the Fair the conduct of this department was "raw." The book was
made in such a way that under no
possible circumstances or combination of circumstances could the public win. If this is so it means that
they were betting against a sure thing.
I have always understood that the
public are supposed to get a run for
their money, but under this system
they do not even get that. The ridiculously long odds on every favourite, which at times required a man to
put up as much as eight. dollars to
win one, sufficiently indicated the intention of the "bookies" to take no
chances, and the way in which horses
were arbitrarily withdrawn from the
betting list caused general dissatisfaction. It is hard enough for the
"sport" to induce the powers that
be to tolerate a system under which
he can stake a dollar to gratify his
gambling instinct, but such an abuse
of the privilege as occurred at the
recent Fair is calculated to make it
still more difficult in the future.
I was very much amused by a
group of chattering, Chinamen who
stood gazing at the new Immigration
building which a beneficent Government is putting up near the Outer
Wharf. They were questioning a
white workman about the construction and the various parts of the
building and by listening to their
questions it was easy to get a pretty
clear idea of what was passing
through their minds. They figured
it out that it was a sort of summer
hotel where hoards of Chinamen
would be boarded on their arrival in
this country until they were ready
to be despatched to their various destinations, and from their conversation
it was clear that they expected a big
business to be done. Since only
Oriental immigrants land in British
Columbia it looks as if the Chinamen's conclusion is logical and the
Dominion Government evidently anticipates an influx of visitors of this
class. A forty thousand dollar building for the reception of Mongolians
is the answer of Ottawa to the Exclusionists' demands of B. C.
A well known lady of Victoria, who
is also a prominent member of the
Women's Council, attended the Fall
Fair on Tuesday and got caught in
the shower. She hired a hackman to
drive her home and he too got soaked.
We like   to have  home  lovers call
and inspect our large and well-selected   stock of Home Furniture which
Furniture, Carpets
Rugs and Linoleum
We give a discount for cash of Ten
Per Cent, from our regular prices,
which are extremely low for the
quality of goods we sell and we guarantee all goods as represented, or
will refund money paid. Come and
see us today.
Smith & Champion
As she handed him his fare on her
door-step she noticed that he was wet
and cold and asked: "Do you ever
take anything when you get soaked
through?" "Yes, Ma'am," said the
cabman, with humility and hopefulness, "I generally do."
"Wait here in the vestibule," commanded the philanthropist. She inserted her house key in the lock, opened the door and vanished, to reappear a moment later.
"Here," she said, putting a small
envelope into the man's outstretched
hand, "these are two-grain quinine
pills; you take one of them now, and
the other in half an hour."—Tableau.
worthy alike of the subject and the
author; "Prince Rupert" is depicted
from the past, the present and the
future by Rosaland W. Young, wife
of the Minister of Education; Car-
lyle's Sartur Resartus has a competitor of the clothes wearing theory in
Madam D'Alberta's "The Morale Of
Clothes"; "Mural Decorations" are
beautifully illustrated by Claude W.
Gray, A.R.C.A., while Sport and Pastime are dealt with by Bonnycastle
Dale in the "Opening of the Season,"
and by S. H. Mitchell in the "Alpine
Club of "Canada."
And yet tliere is more; for the October issue has its usual supply of
editorial, character articles, poetry,
etc., all of which are equally excellent.
This magazine seems so imbued
with the spirit of the West that it is
faithfully following the Western characteristic—always upward. This is by
far the best issue it has ever had.
Every part of the October contents
is of the highest order. Its fiction
amounts to nine complete stories,
where every shade of thought and
sentiment finds a gratification. Arthur Davies gives the "Dalton Case"
in a style that permits no ennui;
Agnes Lockhart Hughes has a mystical romance in "Beneath the Old
Poke Bonnet"; Billie Glynn gives us
a "Fifty Thousand-Dollar Laugh,
and certainly it is a laugh; while
Black Hawk Hank," by Mrs. Ruth
Everett, "The Dollar and the Cross,"
by J. DeQ. Donehoo, "The Measure
Of His Love," by Isabel B. Macdonald, and others are all superior
compositions in their different styles.
The articles are of more than usual
merit and interest. The renowned explorer "Simon Fraser," is dealt with
by E. 0. S. Scholefield, the Librarian
of British   Columbia,   in   a manner
Man (entering drug store)—"I
would like a pound of sulphur. How
much  is  it?"
Druggist—"Ten  cents  per  pound."
Man—"Why, I can get it on the
other side of town for nine cents."
Druggist—"Yes, and you can go to
h-1 and get all you want of it for
nothing, and it's just such mean men
as you who will go there."
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published  every Saturday by
II tt Government Street.. .Victoria, B.C.
116   Hastings Street.. ..Vancouver, B.C.
W. BLAKEMORE. .Manager and Editor
Missing the Point.
The Rev. J. Stanley Ard paid The
Week tbe compliment of reading my
modest contribution which appeared
on the 26th ult., entitled "The Threepenny Bit." After reading it himself
he was sufficiently appreciative to read
it to his congregation last Sunday
I fear that the reports of his address which appeared in the daily
press hardly do it justice and am
therefore unwilling to treat it literally, but this much may be gathered
that Mr. Ard misconceived the argument of my letter by making a personal application where it was perfectly clear that I was generalizing.
He applied to himself strictures which
even an ordinary intelligence wouid
have known to be inapplicable and
he ignored the moderating paragraph
in which I stated: "There are as brilliant men in the Christian churches
today as at any time in the past, but
the rank and file of the minister is
woefully behind the times. In bare
intelligence it is not uncommon to
find the average member of the congregation ahead of bis Pastor."
Perhaps Mr. Ard's modesty prevented him from assuming that Bohemian would not venture to class
him in the rank and file, but at any
rate he might have been fair enough
• to give me credit for differentiating
between  the  competent and  the  in-
* competent and also urging better pay
for ministers all  round.
Mr. Ard further entirely ignored
the fact that my letter was based
upon an article in Saturday Night, a
paper of far greater weight and influence than The Week can ever hope
to attain. The article in question indulges in strictures which are at least
as incisive as those of The Week, but
my    Reverend    critic    ignores    the
greater and attacks the lesser.
Neither has Mr. Ard anything to
say as to the authority which The
Week derives from the opinions of
an Elder of a Victoria Church who
has lived here all his life and should
understand the conditions. His opinion
is summed up in bis own words, "The
congregation paid a fair price for
what they got."
In making a literal application of
this opinion, which The Week endorses, Mr. Ard was scarcely discreet
wlien he appealed to the congregation
on thc ground that he was the poorest
paid clergyman in Victoria, and that
it was impossible to rctt..rd his scale
of pay as a fair criterion of the value
of bis services or of tbe estimate in
which the congregation held them.
He made an appeal to which there
could be only one response and that
a negative, but while Mr. Ard is undoubtedly both a gentleman and a
scholar, and notoriously one of the
hardest workers in the Church, it
does not say much for his intelligence nor for his Christian charity
that he should have branded my argument as "a lie on the fact of it," because he happened to furnish a conspicuous exception to a general rule.
I still venture to think the vast majority of men believe that the strictures of Saturday Night and the opinion of the Victorian Elder, which 1
clearly set forth, are justifiable. The
Week should be on safe ground in
venturing to endorse either, and not
a few people will think that the case
of the Clergy is weakened when one
who by common consent belongs not
to the rank and file but to the more
brilliant of their number, misconceives
the obvious meaning of a simple
statement, and resents it in language
which is as undignified as it is unjustifiable.
If the Rev. Stanley Ard wishes, as
I havc no doubt he does, to advance
the interests of the Church of which
I am willing to admit that he is an
ornament, he will do well to place
himself "en rapport" with the rank
and file, and ascertain their views on
the subject under discussion. I am
sure, judging from the tenor of his
address, that he will meet with several surprises, and will probably be
led to change his attitude towards
friendly criticism.
I do not know how long he has
been in this country, but I fear just
long enough to become inoculated
with the virus of that fatal disease
which impels a man to reply to criticism with personal abuse. The Rev.
Mr. Ard is young enough to accept in
good part, and in the spirit in which
it is meant, criticism of this kind and
if he would not imperil his usefulness
in the community he would do well
to adopt a less bellicose attitude, and
at any rate to exhibit a spirit of intelligent fairness wheu undertaking to
criticize the press.
That the Reverend Mr. Ard, like
many others, can be both intelligent
and reasonable when he is not too
self-conscious is shown in his admirable remarks witb respect to yellow
journalism and pernicious literature.
He would have gone far to redeem
his reputation as a just critic if he had
at the same time pointed out that for
three years The Week has persistently enforced the same view, and
has used whatever influence it possesses to curtail the circulation of
books and papers which are inimic-
able to the public interest.
Pointed Paragraphs From Mr.
Borden's Toronto Speech.
"Honest expenditure of public
money for public purposes; honest
administration of the public domain;
and decent appointments to public
office, based upon character and capacity, are the three great essentials of
good government.
"If we do not stand by these three
essentials of democratic government
when returned to power, Jet Conservatives and Liberals unite and turn us
out.   I mean what I say.
"These men have been in power
twelve years. No Liberal here will
pretend that they have carried out
their promises.
"After denouncing Sir John Macdonald's policy for eighteen years they
did not dare lay unholy hands upon
tbe principle on which it was founded.
"I do not object to liberal expenditure in a new and undeveloped country like this.    But  for  every  dollar
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"The Government of this country
have used the public domain of Western Canada for the benefit of their
party friends systematically.
"I want to say that the day is coming, I believe, and is near at hand,
when there will be restitution.
"Sir Wilfrid Laurier should not lack
company, considering thc way in
which he has handed out millions of
money and the public domain to his
party friends.
."Why did not Sir Wilfrid Laurier
allow the Civil Service Commission
to complete its work? Will he call
them muck-rakers too?
"It is about thirty years since Sir
John A. Macdonald swept Canada
with the National Policy. In 1908 wc
will repeat the victory of September,
"I am sure, that of the great victories which we shall win, none will
exceed those which we shall win in
the five ridings of Toronto."
New Autumn Goods
Worthy of Careful,
Critical   Inspection
Particular women are lavish in praise ancl appreciation of our truly magnificent showing of new Fall Millinery. A visit to our Dressmaking Department
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Den'ts Natural Chamois Golfing Gloves.
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Pickle Casters, six styles.    Each,
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Butter Dishes.    Each $4.50, $5.00
and  $S-S°
Fruit  Stands.    Each  $4.50,  $5.00,
$6.00  to    $9.00
Soup Tureens.   Each   $10.00
Cheese Scoops.   Each $1.75
Fruit Knives, doz. from $6.00
Butter Knives.   Each 60c
Dessert Knives, dozen $4.25
Derby Spoons, $2.00 to $2.50
Gravy Ladles.   Each $1.50
Pleased to Show You These.
Sugar Tongs.   Each  $1.50
Salt Spoons, each 40c
Oyster Forks, doz. $6.00
Olive Spoons, each. $1.00
Bread Boards, silver mounted.
Each  $5.00
A. D.  Coffee  Spoons,  one  dozen
for  $4.00
Tea Sets, 5 pieces $30 $25.00
Chocolate Pots,  each $7.50
Bon Bon Trays, each $1.50, $1.75
and  $2.00
Nut Bowls, each $5.00
Cake Baskets, each $4.00, $4.50
to  $7.00
Cake Plates, each $4.50
Bread Trays, each  $3.75
Child's Cups, $1.00 to $1.25
Napkin Rings, each $1.00
Knife Rests, each $1.50
Ind.  Casters,  Salt and  Pepper.
Each $1.50, $1.75 and $3.00
Salt and Pepper Shakers, per pair
40c, 50c, $1.25, to $3.00
Bake Dishes, each  $7.50
Card Receivers, each  $2.50
Soap Boxes, each $1.50 $2.50
Shaving Mugs, each $4.00, $4.50
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'♦   The Drama. *
A Knight for a Day.
There arc lots of good things in
"A Knight for a Day" that comes to
thc Victoria Theatre on Monday, October 5, and is now to bc seen in a
few of the largest cities. And the
verdict after all the jokes have been
heard, all the dances done two or
three times—for they are extremely
fetching in their way—and all the
choruses have been sung with the accompaniment of twirling lights and
flashing skirts, will likely be that the
new piece will hold its own with any
other musical comedy, and in many
respects docs a little better. The organization of seventy people comprises many comedians, singers and
actresses from the comic opera stage.
Occasionally the "plot" concerning
two Corsican lockets and a fortune in
stage money, and a missing heir or
two, and a forged will, and various
other complications becomes lost or
sidetracked in the swirl of choruses
and dances.    Bobby Barry, a clever
[ comedian, is the real hilarious mainspring of  the  piece  and with  Elsie
J Herbert, a comic maid given to chatter and elopements, create more than
enough   fun   for  everybody.     They
I have some outrageously amusing bits,
such   as  when  the   little   comedian
I tries his midnight ladder at every
window of the girl's boarding school,
getting various doses he doesn't expect, but drags his faithful Tillie
down at last, head foremost. The
burlesque by Bobby Barry and Elsie
Herbert of the "Merry Widow" waltz
always calls for many encores.   The
large company is a capable one and
the music by Mr. Raymond Hubbell
is entirely new and original, has many
good jingles and pretty songs, also
choruses that call for exceptionally
capable talent to do full justice to.
The Ten English Dancing Madcaps
arc a feature. A big effect is made
at tlie close of the piece by an electric
display that makes the entire stage
seem aglow vvith lire of all colors and
hues. London was recently stirred
over this device and now patrons of
"A-Knight for a Day," will find it
equally beautiful. The sale of seats
will begin Friday, October 2.
Campaign Cuttings.
"The greatest Canadian of his
time," says that Mr. Borden lias no
platform. Supposing that were true,
which it is not, would that bc as serious an omission as having a platform and refusing to stand on it?
The North Atlantic Trading Company, to which the Government paid
hundreds uf thousands of dollars, consisted of an hotclkccper, an engineer
and three solicitors' clerks, and had a
paid-up capital of $350.
In forcing thc Government to cancel the immigration agreement with
the North Atlantic Trading Company,
the Opposition saved the country
The last real Yankee is about to
disappear from New England, but the
last Old Liberal disappeared from
Ottawa years ago.
There is a vigour iu Mr. Borden's
logic which contrasts favourably with
the sophistries of the Liberal leader.
Airy generalities may be all very
well sometimes, but they make a poor
defence in a political campaign.
The eloquent silences of Sir Frederick Borden and Sir Richard Cartwright awaken curiosity.
Mr. Borden fights well, and deserves the victory he is likely to
Ministerial papers arc constantly
defending the Government by arguing that it continued the same
methods of management as prevailed
previous to 896. But it was for this
kind of management the Conservatives were turned out of office.
When the Liberal Government is
interred this epitaph may bc written
above the grave:
Whilst it lived, it lived in clover;
When it died, it died all over.
From British Columbia Mr. Bovvser
brings no uncertain message of Conservative   victory.
There has been snow in Alberta.
Hut tlie political campaign will soon
melt it.
Politically 1908 may duplicate 187X.
Mr. A. W. Eraser, of Ottawa, lias
admitted in court that he got a timber limit for $1,650 and sold it for
$100,000. This is an era of progress
—for Mr. Eraser.
If wc must always sympathize with
the friendless orphan is it not time
for us to do something to comfort
and console the Liberal platform of
The Premier persists in liis futile
attempt to unload the maladministration of his Government upon members of the civil service.
engagement ring that lie was going
to patent. 'But,' said I, examining
the very ordinary looking circle, 'what
is there patentable about this?'
"'It   is   adjustable,   sir,'   said   thc
young man proudly."
Stern Reality.
I he money to make merry with
Vou must produce upon the spot;
Though Santa Clans may be a myth,
Thc man who runs the store is not.
Long Distance Foretelling.
"Vou will marry a rich and beautiful blonde," said the fortune teller,
"and become the father of a large
"Then I'll have a long time to
wait," said the young man with a
half sigh. "1 married a rich but
homely brunette a couple of weeks
ago and she looks good for fifty
years yd."
Futile   Feminine  Conversation.
It is sufficient to listen to the conversation of women when paying calls
fully to realize their lack of intellectual development. Anything outside mere tittle-tattle or gossip about
servants and the education of their
children is beyond them.
A  Bad  One.
No Cause for Complaint.
Landlady—Mr. Slopay, you'll either
havc to pay what you owe or leave.
Slopay—Thanks. Thc last place 1
was at they made mc do both.
"Did I understand you to say that
our friend Chaser has had a serious
operation  performed?"
"A very serious one. lie has had
a Presidential boom cut out of his
public career."
Keek Off the Grass.
Where the sun shines
There thc grass will grow,
And there thc shun sings
Are to keep it so.
"Thc wood pulp paper used for
most modern hooks will not outlast
a century," according to an expert.
It   is  quite  as   well.
lie—That statue isn't true to nature.
She—What's wrong with it?
lie—Why, it represents a woman
sitting, saying nothing.
An Adjustable Ring.
"That idea is novel," said Thomas
A. Edison of a new aeroplane, "lt
is a striking idea. 1 havc seen nothing to beat it since last summer.
"Then a young man showed mc an
The agent stepped briskly up to
Mr. Howard's desk and laid a small
article down close to his busy right
"I havc here a new letter opener,"
he said, "a handsome article, to be
put on the table in your library,
"I have thc best letter opener and
the quickest," interrupted Mr. Howard, without turning his head.
"How long have you had it?" persisted thc agent. "You know there
arc constant improvements."
"There's no need for improving
mine," responded the writer. "I've
had her about two years—anniversary comes next month."
Roller Rink
Refined   Roller   Skating.
Under New Management.
Admission:  Mornings,  free; afternoon and evening, inc.
Skates, 25c.
Sessions daily, 10 to 12 a.m.
2 to 4.30 p.m.; 7.45 to  10 p.m.
Extra sessions Wednesday and
Saturday, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.
None but Richardson Hall-Hearing Skates used.
We cater to respectable patronage only. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1908.
How Victoria Fruit Looks Packed for Shipment
The above is a picture of a display of fruit grown within _> radius of six miles of Victoria and exhibited in the windows of W. O. Walace, the
Family Cash Grocer, corner Vates and Douglas Streets, Victoria. This exhibit not only shows the immense possibilities of the Island from a fruit
growing standpoint, but it illustrates the contrast between the present method of packing fruit under the direction of the Fruit Growers' Association
and that in vogue five years ago when it was brought to market in soap and grocery boxes, salt and sugar barrels and other improvised receptacles.
This remarkable and attractive display was purchased from the Victoria Fruit Growers' Association and was designed and arranged in this
very enticing style by Mr. W. O. Wallace personally. It includes almost every kind of fruit known or grown in British Columbia, and the
samples are of the highest class.
Mr. Wallace's twenty years' experience in the Grocery business enables him to gauge accurately the tastes and requirements of the discriminating public, not only in the department of fruit and vegetables, but in every line handled by the up-to-date family grocer. This is why Mr.
Wallace draws to his store such a choice and desirable patronage.
Sporting Comment.
The football team that was selected
to represent Victoria in the first
match against Ladysmith proved a
failure through the carelessness of
those in charge in not registering several of the players on whom the
locals were depending to uphold the
honour of Association Football in this
city. This is something that should
have been attended to and unless the
officials take more interest in the arrangements they had better hand the
reins over to more capable officers.
It is all very well for the local clubs
to try and win the Coast championship but unless they are supported by
■ the management it is absolutely useless exerting themselves, for it needs
the very best eleven that can be secured if tbe championship is to come
to Victoria. This is the second time
already that through the management
the players have received tbe worst of
it and it is time the officials got busy
and show why they were entrusted
with the managements of the team.
The action of tbe League officials
also leads a person to think thai
Victoria is receiving slightly the worst
of it, or else the representatives from
the local club are useless. When the
locals asked for a change of date
from Sept. 26th to some other Saturday in order that there should be no
conflict with the exhibition their request was refused, but on top of this
the Seattle club is given the right to
postpone a game indefinitely. There
is no need to make fish of one and
fowl of another and unless the officers of the league intend to act square
with all clubs I can see but one result and that is not success.
will  not  act in  such  a  domineering
Lacrosse in B. C. received a setback on Saturday by the disgraceful
conduct of the New Westminster and
Vancouver players in the Royal City.
It is impossible to realize the damage that has been done and it would
not surprise me to see the fracas have
considerable bearing on the New
Westminster team. It is certain that
the executive of the Royal City Club
must take some action and whatever
is done will have some effect on the
players. The Vancouver Club will
have all it can do to protect its
trainer and it would not surprise me
if be received a severe sentence. There
is absolutely no reason why any person connected with a game of lacrosse should use firearms and the
sooner they realize it the better it
will be for the game. I admit it is
up to the home club to protect the
visiting team, but I realize that it is
almost impossible to make every
hoodlum understand this. Every effort should be made, however, to look
after and see that the visiting players get away from the city without
being molested and an example should
be made of any offender who was
guilty of throwing eggs last Saturday.
management. After this everything
went off in good order. Horse racing
is a good game and I hope to see it
flourish in Victoria, but unless everyone does his best to make it clean
it will have a short shrift.
The Vancouver Rugby Club received a big surprise on Saturday when
the All-British team simply romped
around them and scored as they wanted to. After the showing made last
year thc Terminal City players had
an idea that they could beat any team
'going, but this has been knocked out
of their heads and from now on they
The Fall Race Meet has come and
gone and after everything is taken
into consideration I think it was a
huge success. The only complaint
that has come to my ears is regarding the books and the complaints
were numerous and strong. I do not
expect the bookmaker to go out and
run a book that will cause him to lose
money, but be certainly should give
the public a run for its money and
this was not done last week. If the
racing game is to flourish in Victoria
those interested should endeavour to
make it as clean as possible, but as
long as such odds are bung up there
the owners cannot be expected to run
straight. On the whole the races
wcre evenly matched. It is true that
the first day was almost a failure,
but   this   cannot   be   charged   to   the
The New Grand.
The New Grand has a good show
this week. The most entertaining
item is that furnished by the Cycling
Leanders, who are extremely clever
and extremely funny. Rosa Roma is
a young lady with good looks, beautiful dresses and a fine violin which
she plays well. Her turn is one of
the best of the kind which has been
heard at the local house. The Grazers
have an act entitled "Going into Vaudeville," which is fairly amusing and
at any rate a notch above the average. Tbe balance of the programme
consists of a comic turn by Adams &
Adams & Ghul, a rather inferior performance; Al Coleman, dialect corn-
median, which, however, is redeemed by an excellent recitation and the
usual moving pictures and illustrated
songs. Without being sensational the
entertainment is a good average.
At the head of next week's bill will
be The Marvelous Yllerone Sisters,
a trio of pretty girls who do most
wonderful and sensational acrobatic
feats, while poised on rolling globes.
Another feature will be Edward Jolly and Winnifred Wild, in a bright
little musical sketch called "The
Music Teacher," which includes piano
playing and song bits from several
of thc latest musical comedy successes. Miss Castell is a high class
vocalist, and Mcrode, a clever aerial
artist. Thos. J. Price will sing the
illustrated song, "When Autumn Tints
the Green Leaves Gold." New Moving Pictures will be "Mother-in-Law
and Artist's Model" and "Twixt Love
and Duty," and the orchestra will
have a novelty as an overture that is
expected to make a hit.
For Fall and Winter we are showing
Semi-Ready Styles in Exclusive Patterns
in Raincoats and Overcoats, Finished to
your measure in two hours,
Semi'Ready Tailoring
6. Williams & Co.,
► A Lady's Letter if
Ai iii n4s atl sti sfli sii sii i Js sis sin —i t ti) t
V W T 'I' WWW V **'
"Women are readers, but not cri-
lcs," is an aphorism which many
enerations have been taught to re-
ard as unquestioned and unquestion-
b'le. But we are changing all our
Id notions now, and this among the
est. However, the philosopher may
hilosophise, the fact remains that
ivomen like or dislike novels. Some
lever man who writes for a foreign
aper says: "It is tolerably unfair to
ondemn women, as we have heard
hem condemned, for preferring silly
hings. Women never read silly
hings unless they are silly them-
elves, though what they do prefer,
olon, the Seven Sages and Schop-
nhauer himself have been incompe-
ent to decide. Personally, in our
wil experience, we have found it ad-
antageous to try to determine, and
hen, when we thought we had suc-
eeded, we have found it still more
dvantageous to conclude on just the
everse. "For," continues the writer,
woman always varies, and God bless
er for it; of all her intoxicating
ualities that is the headiest of the
Dt. The woman who never varies
cks imagination, and there is noth-
g so tiresome as a woman without
tnagination—except a woman who
as too much."
In connection with a lady's choice
1 novels, there is a story to the effect
at Voltaire read copy to his laun-
ress. The story is doubtless as false
s an obituary. But it might have
een true, and things that might be
re so much more interesting than
lie things that are. None the less,
point remains. There is a certain
rder of intellect—the laundress order
e may call it—which every writer
ho earns his bread by the sweat
his pen must consider or starve.
he laundress' taste runs to stories of
icked earls, abducted heiresses and
e spangles of aristocratic crime—
ories, in short, that transport her
om the sphere which she knows,
one that she does not—nor, ustt-
ly, the author. It follows, there-
re, or seems to follow, that fem-
ine taste in fiction depends not on
louring merely, but on class. The
wer orders like to look up, the up-
r like to look down. That is per-
:ctly natural. In the former there
a desire, usually unexpressed and
ore often unconscious, to but touch
me fringe of a mantle of stars. In
ie latter there is a nostalgia for
ud. There are the extremes.
Between them lies the great read-
g public, of which, in so far as fic-
on is concerned, three-fourths are
omen. Apart from class and colottr-
g, these are readily divisible into
lose who are beautiful and those
ho are not; as readily, too, are they
lb-divisible into those who are pret-
and those who are plain. The pro-
:ss may seem unnecessary. But noth-
g is. Centipedes and even editors
id critics have their uses. Cata-
gues have theirs, and a woman
talogttable as beautiful has in fiction
taste distinct from that of a woman
ho is plain and opposed to that of
woman who is pretty. A really
etty woman seldom cares for any-
ling except admiration and love-
>ngs. Her preference is not to read
rvels, but to live them. However,
e cannot blame her for that; if
ir means permitted, I am sure
me of us would rather write cheques
an copy. Yet when pretty women
> condescend to read, generally their
loice is a story in which, as in
ickens, a great deal of eating and
■inking is always going on, failing
hich, the cook book. Plain women
ver care for that sort ' of thing,
hey vastly prefer fights to feasting,
'hy this should be, is explicable per-
ips by reason of the fact that wo-
en less favoured than their sisters
e born with a grudge and relish
:aring about other people getting
e worst of it.
Beautiful women should, for the
mere harmony of things, care for
beautiful books. As a matter of fact
they are as indifferent to them as they
are to handsome men. Any extraneous pulchritude they regard as unnecessary, and logically, perhaps,
since it tends to diminish their own.
Moreover, being by nature generally
cold and consequently reflective, they
care little for fiction. What they
prefer is history. The heroines that
pass through its pageantry they can
and occasionally naively do regard as
sister souls.
And though we have considered the
tastes of beautiful ladies and plain
ladies there are yet others. The
clever and the stupid remain. It is
clear that stupid women like stupid
books, and clever women, clever ones.
There is all the law and—for publishers—most of the profits. But it is
equally clear that a novel that may
tire one person will tonify another.
But, the novel that can make a woman hate men who never harmed her,
love others whom she will never see,
and mourn at the death of those that
perhaps can never die—the novel that
can do that will appeal to every woman, laundress or queen, blonde or
brunette, beautiful or plain, clever or
stupid. It will appeal for the reason
that, in the presence of superiority
and perfection, a woman who is a
woman has but one recourse, and
that is love them, but primarily because such a novel must be distinctly a work of genius, and it is distinctly the work of genius to appeal
to every heart. Whichever novel
then, proves to be the one that has
appealed to the most, will determine—
what Solon, the Seven Sages and
Schopenhauer failed to do—just what
women like. However, be that as it
may, of one thing I am certain, that
if the Seven Sages, Solon and Schopenhauer dropped down to Victoria
they would not find it so very difficult to discover many thing that women like.
ItiStf" «. MANAGf
H.   H.   Frazee   presents   the   brisk,
breezy, whirly,  girly musical
comedy sensation
Exactly as presented for one solid
year in Chicago, Five Months in New
iork  and  Five  Months  in  Boston.
By  Robert  B.  Smith  and  Raymond
Big  Cast  of  Favorite  Principals
Bobby Barry, Elsie Herbert, Gertrude
Hutcheson, Isabelle Winlocke, Eleanor Irving, Eugene Moulan, James
McCormick, Will Bradley, Sam Austin
Complete and Perfect Production.
Seat Sale Opens Friday, Oct. 2nd.
Prices: 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
In  the  matter of an application  for a
Duplicate   Certilicate   of   Title    to
East half of Sec. 8, R. 0, N. half of
Sec.   7,   R.   6,   W.   half   of   Sec.   6,
R.   7,   W.   half   of   Sec.   7,   R.   7,
Quamichan District.
NOTICE   Is   hereby   given   that   it   is
my  intention  at  the  expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication liereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said lands issued to
James Mearns on the Uth day of December,  1871, and numbered 3II2A.
Land   Registry   Ofllce,   Victoria,   B.C.,
the 2!)th day of September, 1!)08.
Oct. 3 Registrar-General.
In the matter of an application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to west
half of  Subdivision  No.   20  of  Sub-
rban   Five-Acre   Lot   J-Jo.   IX,   Victoria City.
NOTICE   is   hereby   given   that  lt   Is
my  Intention at   the  expiration  of  one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said  land  issued  to
Richard Baker on the 13th day of May,
IS84,  and  numbered  5062A.
Land   Registry   Oflice,   Victoria,   B.C.,
the lst day of October, 11108.
Oct. 3 Registrar-General.
engagement as help or companion;
domesticated, linguist, willing to
travel. Apply L. W., care Week
Offlce, Victoria, B.C.
on our stock of
Graphophones & Records
10-inch Records   50c
12-inch Records  85c
All Machines Reduced.
Itch, etc.   It is not omy a spe-
To  introduce  throughout  B.C.
Charter Oak Steel Range
Of which there are over 400 in
Victoria alone.
We make the following offer,
viz.:—On receipt of following
prices we deliver, freight prepaid, to any point in B. C,
reached by direct transit, lake
or rail:
1-14  in.   oven,  4  hole,   high
closet    $42
1-15  in.   oven,  6  hole,   high
closet   $46
1-18  in.   oven,  6  hole,   high
closet   $50
If not as represented return
at our expense and get your
Watson &
647 Johnson  Street,
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 452.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford," ls authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Provinco of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends;
The head office of the Company ls situate at  Hartford,   Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
Is five million dollars, divided Into fifty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
The head oflice of the Company ln this
Province Is situate at Vietoria, and W.
A. Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address is Victoria, B.C., ls the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one  thousand  nine  hundred   and  eight.
(L. S.) S.  Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:—
To make Insurance against the loss by
lire on all kinds of real, mixed and personal property of every name and description, and are also authorized to Insure on vessels of all descriptions, ana
on all kinds of goods and merchandise;
and said Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to the several
persons who may or shall ue Insured
by the said Corporation for all losses
they may sustain in the subject matter
Insured, In accordance with the terms
of tho contract of Insurance ana of the
form of the policies Issued by said Company, which said policies, and nil other
contracts of said Company, may be
made with or without the cumiuun seiu
of said Company, and shall be signed hy
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being   so   signed   and   executed,   shall   be
obligatory on said Company. To make
insurance against loss or damage by
wind or hall storms, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, leakage of sprinklers ana
sprinkler systems installed or maintained for the purpose 01 protecting
against fire, and explosions, whether nre
ensues or not; provided the same shall
be clearly expressed ln the policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions of steam
In  the  mater  of  an  application  for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1,  Block 14,   (Map 537A), Town of
Port Esslngton.
NOTICE  is  hereby  given  that  it  is
my intention at  the  expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate   of  Title   to   above  land   issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 28th
day    of    March,    1905,    and    numbered
Land   Registry   Offlce,   Victoria,   B.C.,
the 18th day of August, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that William H. Perkins, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Station Agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted three
and one-half miles east of the southeast corner of Indian Reservation No.
1, Fort George; thence north 80 chatns;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains to the
point of commencement and containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Sections
1, 6, 7 and 8.
SEPARATE SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Tender for Section , Vancouver Island Trunk Road," will be received by the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to and including Monday, the 21st day of September,
1908, for constructing and completing
Sections 1, 6, 7 and 8, each Section being two miles, more or less, ln length,
of the Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plans, profiles, drawings, specifications and forms of contract and tender may be seen by intending tenderers,
on and after Monday, the 31st day of
August, 1908, at the office of the undersigned, Lands and Yorks Department,
Victoria, B.C., and at the offlce of the
Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one
set of the location plans and profile,
and of the specification of each or any
Section, for the sum of five ($5) dollars
per set, on application to the Public
Works Engineer.
Each separate tender shall be for one
Section of the road only, and must be
accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
order of the Hon. the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of two hundred and
fifty ($250) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter into contract when
called upon to do so, or fall to complete  the  work  contracted  for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out, on the forms supplied, separately for each Section of the road as
specified, signed with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied Dy
the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner is not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
Public  Works  Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August, 1908.
Sept. 5
commencement, and containing 640 acre*
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Donald J. Matheson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Poet-
master, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following desoribed
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thenc*
east 80 chains to the point of commencement and containing 640 acres, more or
Dated June 30, 1908.
"Oempanlss Aot, 18t7."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
crete Construction Company" has thi*
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry out or elfect all or t__r
of the objects of the Company to whlck
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company il
situate at Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company ls five hundred thousand dollars, divided into flve thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head offles of the Company ln this
Province   ls   situate   at   Victoria,   and
Henry Graham Lawson, Solicitor, whose
address is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for  the  company.    Not  empowered  to
issue and transfer stock.
Given under my hand and Seal of Offlee
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this fourth day of April, one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companiea.
The objects for which  this company
has been established and registered are:
M-jffacturing and dealing in flre-proof-
in**i and building material of all kinds,
and constructing, equipping and owning
buildings, bridges and structures of all
kinds,  and all  things  incident  thereto,
of  engaging  in  a  general   contracting
business; and of acquiring, holding, owning and disposing of all rights, patent
and otherwise,  necessary and  convenient for the prosecution of its business.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Edward L.
Thompson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation
Miner, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted five (6)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30th, 1908.
Aug. 15        EDWARD L. THOMPSON.
District of  Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John A. Morrln,
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Merchant,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence east 80 chains; thence south 40
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
tiience north 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of  Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Pinker
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Miner, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted flve (6)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
Goorge, thence south 80 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence nortli 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30,  190S.
Shakespeare Says:
"There is a tide in the affairs of
man which, taken at the ebb, leads
on to fortune."
How often that opportunity is
lost through lack of Capital 1
How many golden opportunities
are lost by improvident men!
Dont be Improvident
Start to Save at Once
so when  opportunity knocks you
will be ready.
We allow 4 per cent on Savings
and give the privilege of issuing
The Great West
Permanent Loan and
Savings Co.
1204 Government Street
Phone 1055. Local Manager.
District of  Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John D. MacLean
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Physician,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following descrlhed  lnnd:
Commencing at a post planted four
(4) miles east of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George thonce south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chnins; thence north 80 chains;
thence  east   80  chains  to  the point of
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 464.
This is to certify that "The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada" ls authorised and licensed to carry
on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects of the Company to which the legislature authority
or the Legislature of Britisli Columbia
The head offlce of the Company Is situate at tho City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is flve hundred thousand dollars, divided into flve thousand shares of
one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company ln
this Province ls situate at Temple Building In tho City of Victoria, and Robert
Ward & Company, Limited Liability, Insurance Agents, whoso address ls Victoria aforesaid, Is the attorney for the
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Ollice at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this eighteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To transact and carry on the business
of insurance und re-Insurance against
loss or damage from explosion to stationary, marine and locomotive boilers,
the machinery connected therewith, or
the house or houses, store or stores, or
other building or buildings, or vessel,
steamer, boat or other craft In whlcn
the same are placed or to which they
may be attached, or to any goods, wares,
merchandise, cargo or other property of
any description stored or conveyed
therein; and for the said purposes, or
any or either of them at any and all
times and places, to make and execute
written or printed, or partly printed and
partly written policies, contracts, agreements or undertakings according to the
exigency of the particular case and
cases, and generally to do and perform
all the necessary mutters and things
connected with and proper to promote
those objects. And they shall have the
additional powers of making, entering
Into and executing policies, contracts,
agreements and undertakings, guaranteeing engineers and llremen In actual at-
tednnce upon any boiler Insured by the
said company against loss of life or
Injury to porson, resulting from the explosion thereof.
Then there was the Attorney-General of British Columbia, appealing
chiefly to a group of several hundreds of workingmen crowded near
the front. Those at the back became
somewhat restless when the Far West
Minister touched on the general issues; there was somehow lacking
novelty in his handling; it might bc
a commonplace rendering.
But when lie jumped to the coast—
then he led his hearers into a new
realm, where passionate feeling lent
all but an orator's power to his words;
they faced with him the crisis of the
"brown" peril.
But see him lirst as a breezy Westerner—a role witli which a certain refinement in his features was constantly at strife.   He told a story.
A Western Story.
"A Western   merchant   engaged a
Swede to collect accounts.   He came
back well satisfied.
"I got Mr. Jones to pay."
"And how about Mr. Smith?"
"He promise me he pay all right."
The  merchant    was    surprised  at
even  this  condescension   on  Smith's
"When is he going to settle?"
"In the winter-time.   He say it will
be a blamed cold day when he pay.
1   tank   that   will   be   in   January."
Said Mr.  Bowser from  the West:
Victoria Fuel Co.
PHONE 1377
You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
We give 5 per cent off for spot cash with the order.   Let us
know if you want it quick.
Cor. Government and Johnson Sts.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE.       2 to 5.30. and 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Admission—10 cents.
Children's   Matinee  Wednesday  and Saturday—5 cents.
den's promise to compel restitution
of those great tracts of the public
domain which have been wrongfully
alaj........     vviiivn     I1UVV     u_v.ll     WlUllglU
•Seeing tins audience tonight, 1 feel  alienated from the national estate
•> ,.,.11 i,e a blamed cold day 111 To
it wi
ronto   when   a   Liberal   is   elected."
(Great laughter.)
A pause—"1 tank it will be in January." (Laughter and applause.)
Struggle Against Japanese.
In a rapid lire and vivid portrayal,
Mr. Bowser set before them the
struggle of the McBride Government
against th? inrush of Japanese immigration; the Natal Act i'mposiitg ail
educational test, passed five times
and repealed four by the Laurier
Government; the displacement of the
coast fishermen, all white, thc country's   only   defence   in   case   of  war
Mr. Borden defended the Civil Service Commission against the charge
of muck-raking brought against it by
the Liberals who appointed the
The meeting signified its full acquiescence in Mr. Borden's strictures upon the Government's loose immigration methods, which have resulted
in the admission of many undesirables,
When a man in the audience asked:
"What about Senate reform?" Mr.
Borden replied that having secured a
majority in that body, the Liberal
Government evidently considered that
the process of reformation had gone
for an unprotected coast line of 700
miles,  as   England's  in  the  days  of *far cnou„i1
the Armada-all  replaced  by Japan- ' Mr Borden made a telling point outy
ese;  on the Fraser River, among the of t,]£ silence of Ljberal newspapers
salmon  hshers, 99 out of every  100 jn d to Premier Hazen's charges
ol corruption against the Minister of
Public Works.
It begins to look as if Mr. Borden
may Sweep Canada as did Sir John
Macdonald with his National Policy
just thirty years ago.
In the persons of Premier- Roblin,
"brown. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
But more. "As I came West I
saw gangs of men working on the
railway between Kenora and Port Arthur. Every one was a Japanese. Let
every man who wishes Canada to remain  an   Anglo-Saxon  country  take
warning by the Asiatic question.    It of Manitobai   and   Attorney-General
will affect the East.   It has already." Bo of   British    Columbia    the
H*-       -D.  -1-      -      _L--Ll!.._.     -.___■__ ... ' ,. .
West has sent a valiant contingent to
Mr. Bowser made a startling insinuation against the Laurier Government on this ground.
It had not stirred to assent to a
treaty with Japan "without reservation of immigration" until the Grand
Trunk Pacific, heavily subsidized by
the Government, wanted cheap labor.
Then they threw open the doors.
"Here's the record of the Liberal
Government. It supported the brown
men who came in to compete with
thc white
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the support of the Conservative
Sir John Macdonald's is still a
name to conjure with,
The name of Joseph Chamberlain
always elicits unstinted applause from
a Toronto audience.
The band selection which drew
most applause at Massey Hall last
night twas "Rule Britannia." The
audience insisted on an encore.   To-
_^^J ronto is nothing if not Imperialist in
Stand by us, you labouring men ol" sentiment
the East, or you will find yourselves	
competing with brown meu, and your
labour thrown.to the winds."
His words sank deep. For half
an hour after the meeting groups of
men gathered and discussed the labour
problem of Canada.
At Massey Hall.
Last night's enthusiastic reception
to Mr. Borden was to Sir Wilfrid
Laurier's Niagara Falls meeting what
a red hot conflagration is to a wet
Mr. Borden spoke truth when he
said that it would be easier to get
into power on October 26th than it
had been to get into Massey Hall
through tlie crowds which
tlie doors.
Massey Hall was packed an hour
before the meeting began, and an
overflow rally had to be arranged in
Victoria  Hall.
Mr. Borden possesses a rich, resonant voice that falls musically on the
ear and carries witli ease to thc farthest corner of a vast auditorium.
The  audience applauded   Mr.  Bor-
Premier   Roblin   on   "The   Whited
"I have just one word to say in
closing, and that is this, that if every
one of thc statements made by The
Toronto Globe against Mr. Foster
were true, I would esteem his character, even in that case, to be infinitely
higher than that of a man who on
the Sabbath Day preaches righteousness and defending unrighteousness
on the other six days of thc week.'
(Deafening applause.)
'Still  trying to muster up courage
stormed  to propose to the girl, are you, Algy?
Don't be a clam."
"Dealt boy, I cawn't be a clam,
don't you know. She says I'm a
The New Grand
SULLIVAN • COttSIBINE,    rropil-store.
Manai-smant ef MIT. JAMIESON.
The Marvelous Sisters
Champion   Globe   Rollers.     Late
Feature  With   Barnum   and
Bailey's Circus.
Edw. Winnifred
In Their Own Comedy Piano Act
"The Music Teacher."
High Clas Vocalist.
Aerial Artist.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"When  Autumn  Tints  the  Green
Leaves Gold."
"Mother-in-Law and Artist's
"Twixt  Love and  Duty."
Helping Her.
"You loved her very much?"
"So much that when her first husband died I married her that I might
share her grief and so lesesn it."
"And how did it work?"
"Fine!    I'm   sorrier  now   for  his
death than she is."
Madam, Your Order for First
of the Month
ASHCROFT POTATOES (genuine), per sack $1.50
ISLAND POTATOES, per sack  $1.00
ALL KINDS OF APPLES, per box...$1.00, $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75
CRAB APPLES, good color, 6 lbs 25c
PLUMS AND PRUNES, per crate  75c
OKANAGAN PEACHES, per box  $1.25
EOCENE COAL OIL, per tin  $1.75
PRATT'S ASTRAL OIL, per tin  $1.65
CARNATION CREAM, 2 tins  25c
1317 GOVERNMENT ST. . Tel. 53, 1052 and 1590
Where you get good things to eat and drink.
"There is nothing which has yet
been cotrived by man by which so
much happiness is produced as by a
good tavern or inn."—Boswell's "Life
of Johnson."
Cecil Cafe
Well pleases Exhibition visitors. The Victoria man of business,
with particular ideas of cooking and service, gets his luncheon here.
He says no other Cafe gives him such unbounded satisfaction.
THE MERCHANTS LUNCH, served daily between the hours
of 12 and 3 at 35c, is a specialty greatly appreciated.
W. S. D. SMITH, Proprietor
645 Yates Street - Victoria, B. C.
Damp Rooms Cause Consumption
And other ills that human flesh
is heir to. These chilly days
a good
in parlor or "den" may save
you many a large doctor's bill.
Call here and see our special
values in gas radiators, heaters, stoves and cooking ranges.
Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
Write me for 1908
Cockburn's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B. C.|


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