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Stock and General
AUCTIONEERS
Eon and Real Estate Agents.
er Street Vancouver.
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Victoria Edition
The Week
fl British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vancouver B. 6.
Stewart WilUams Jlllton Keith     ■
STEWART WILLIAMS&Co
AUCTIONEERS
COMMISSION AMI
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Si FORT ST. VICTORIA, _. C.
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908
The newly appointed execu-
|e Tourist     tive of tlie Tourist Associa-
Isociation.      tion with the best of intentions, has not displayed very
ich worldly wisdom.   It has allowed the
sociation to be placed in an invidious
.ition, und has invited public criticism
an  arrangement which  was  sure to
woke the opposition of the Real Estate
a.    By common consent the personal
meat is eliminated fro many discussion
the   subject.     Mr.   Cuthbert's   work
■aks for itself and needs no eulogy.   It
also probable that Mr. Cuthbert is the
t qualified of all available men to carry
the work;  but in sanctioning' the dual
Baiigenient which has aroused so much
ftility the committee lias antagonized
strongest business coterie in the City,
Jiout whose aid it is impossible for any
|)licify agency to be successful.    The
ttor has beeu dealt with upon too nar-
jauge a principle.    Just because the
1y Council cut down the grant, the As-
iation has sulked, and said in effect "all
lit, we will cut our coat according to
cloth,"  instead of showing a  little
Ierprise and providing more cloth llieni-
■es so that a decent garment could bc
duced.   Victoria boasts of its coinmer-
prospcrity in a time of adversity,
■Juts to its increased bank clearings, its
estate business, its building, and dc-
1'os that it has felt the depression less
it any other cily. If tliere is one word
truth in this Tlie Week would like to
w why many other cities such as Van-
rer, .New Westminster and Nelson are
ing larger sums than ever for pub-
ry purposes, while the Tourist Asso-
ion of Victoria is meekly sitting down
reduced grant and proposes to run its
I if publicity agency wilh a half paid
retary.    Such  a retrograde policy  is
to beget incredulity of our prosperity,
is calculated to bring the glowing pre-
fions of the Tourist Association book-
into contempt.    The only thing for
I Committee to do is to appoint the best
1 available, whether it be Air. Cuthbert
inyone else, at a fair salary, to devote
whole of his business hours to the
k. Make him rustle for his salary,
instead of collecting subscriptions
11 a few merchants and real estate men,
he business centre of the City, let him
en the scope of his operations, espe-
ly, in the direction of the owners of
porty who after all benefit most largely
most directly from increased popula-
11. In addition let the Committee
udon the played-out policy of printing
Iunierable costly illustrated booklets,
ch mainly benefit tlie printing houses,
gage in an intelligent publicity cain-
>'n through the medium of the news-
ters  ancl magazines,  on  the  lines  so
essfully laid down by the best pub-
y advertisers in tbe world, the inein-
of the Pacific Coast Advertisers' As-
lation.    If Victoria cannot afford to
a living salary to a good Secretary
ad better go out of the publicity busi-
The probability is that if Mr. Cuth-
had been properly paid ho would
Ir have ventured into the Eeal Estate
, but the Committee has to deal with
situation as it is and unfortunately it
|ealing with it on the narrow gauge
whicli have too often characterized
ioria public affairs, and which are as
)'ofitable as they are unpopular.
..    The  local  press   has   ren-
Ical dered a service in calling
derers.        attention to the slanderous
utterances of the Rev. Dr.
L Crandall of Trinity Church, Min-
|iolis, and the Rev. Dr. Fraser of Van-
EDITORIAL
couver. The Week fell foul of the hitter
cleric last year when he distinguished
himself by some outrageous speeches in
support of the Asciatic Exclusion League.
The Week pointed out then that Eraser
was an American citizen earning his living
in Vancouver, and taking Canadian money
to preach sedition. It seems that he is
still engaged in the same business, and
what' The Week would like to know is
how a self-respecting Canadian Church
can allow such a slandering demagogue to
occupy its pulpit. In the last issue it is a
matter for the congregation. Creatures
of the Crandall and Fraser type are simply hirelings who have no sense of decency or of shame, the breath of whose
very nostrils is sensationalism. _S'o self-
respecting Canadian, congregation can afford to tolerate the vagaries of these disloyal sedition mongers.
The Week is in receipt of
Post Office a letter signed "Citizen,"
Arrangements,    complaining of a new post
office regulation, affecting
the delivery of letters.    If the writer had
taken the same trouble as The Week and
called on   the   Deputy   Post   Master he
would have obtained information  which
would have satisfied him that the new
regulation is a reasonable one.   The regulation requires that all letters mailed 111
the City to persons residing in the City
shall   be  fully   addressed,   including   the
street and number.    "Citizen" complains
tliat letters to well known residents have
been delayed in consequence of this regulation, the explanation of thc post office
authorities  is in the judgment of  The
Week   perfectly   satisfactory.     A   post-
office sorting staff is not supposed to supply intelligence to make up for deficiency
in addresses, it may happen again as it
happened recently that, a number of new
men join the staff; they cannot be expected
to   know  anything  about   old   residents.
Further, merchants have got. into a very
bad   habit   of   simply   addressing   letters
"John   Jones,   City."     Hundreds   such
have been posted daily; it is sheer laziness
on the part of their clerks, thc Directory
would furnish the necessary information to
enable them to complete the address.   The
main object of having streets named and
houses  numbered  is for  the  purpose  of
ensuring particularity  in address.    The
public   undoubtedly  has   had   legitimate
grievances against the post office department and The Week has registered many
a kick on its own account,  but  in this
matter it believes that "Citizen" is barking up the wrong tree, and  that if delivery is to be prompt and satisfactory
letters should be addressed fully.
How Not
To Do It.
The Week heartily congratulates the management
and staff of the Victoria
Daily Times ou their energy and enterprise in producing the mammoth edition of their paper published on
Saturday, May 2nd, but why stultify their
own efforts and disgrace the city of Victoria with a full page of local and telegraphic news,. more fitting for a blood-
red Texan town, sonic twenty years ago,
than for the law-abiding city of Victoria •_
The chief objective in getting out a seventy-si x-page paper was, according to their
own announcement, for the purpose of advertising Victoria in near and distant
lands. The first items the outside reader
will look for are the local and telegraphic
news, in order to size np life in Victoria
and the news appetite of Victorians. This
is the menu provided by the Times for
such readers:
Horrible crime at Lethbridge.
Y\ ar impends in Central America.
Mystery of nude body on prairie.
Engineer missing in dynamited train.
Suicides through worry over his son.
Railways raise freight rates.
Pawn-broker is hacked to death.
Workless army parades in AVinnipeg.
Etc, Etc'
What a glorious incentive to attract our
friends in Eastern Canada and Great
Britain to settle in our midst! It is no
good telling them these blood-curdling
tragedies have no more to do with Victoria
than a tragedy in St. Petersburgh has to
do with London, for the Times serves up
this offensive and nauseating dish on the
most prominent page in the paper, naturally the distant reader will imagine the
short story fiend's picture of Western life
is ouly too correct and will throw the
paper aside with the comment, "Thank
God!   1 do not live in Victoria."
Several subscribers to The
By Way Of AVeek have complained be-
Explanation.     cause last issue contained a
word of commendation for
the Colonist, in respect of its discretion
in publishing the reports of the Garesche-
Carter case, and thinks that tlie action of
The Week portends an abandonment of
the critical attitude. Xo greater mistake
could bo made, but the eoniplainers forget that the strength of any criticism lies
in its justice, and even the Colonist may
sometimes do the right thing, for Jove
occasionally nods. In this particular case
The Week is perfectly willing to bear its
share of whatever odium may attach to
endorsing the Colonist.
Talking
Secession.
A weekly publication which
shall be nameless lias been
trying to gain a little cheap
notoriety by talking "Secession."   It is inconceivable that the editor
can have seriously weighed his words, for
although some editors will go far in their
search for the sensational it would Ik; uncharitable to suppose that any AVestern
editor would consciously  undermine the
loyalty of his readers for the sake of 11 little
cheap sensationalism.   As a matter of fact,
Western Canadians are more deeply imbued with a sense of the value of British
Institutions than Eastern Canadians, and
are far less prone to give utterance  to
seditious doctrines,    it is not so many
years since a well known Nova Scotian,
who has since attained to Cabinet rank,
held the blunderbuss of "Secession" to the
head of the Dominion Government.    It is
little more than ten years since llonore
Mercier did the same thing in Quebec.   It
is less than twenty years since leading politicians in Ontario, who today hold honoured positions in the Government or tho
Senate, deliberately proposed Annexation
to the United States as the only solution
of Canada's financial problem.    Toronto
still boasts of one apostle of Annexation,
Mr. Ewart.   It has remained for a Arancouver Editor to suggest, if not to advocate Secession if British Columbia does
not receive better treatment from Ottawa.
Of course Secession from the Union docs
not necessarily mean Annexation to the
United States, and the writer in question
may have visions of a Crown Colony, but
One Doixaji Put Annum
it is only a mirage, since it is inconceivable that the Imperial Government would
be a party to the act of Secession, in whicli
case tliere could be no recognition of a
Crown Colony. Moreover the people of
British Columbia know a more excellent
way of securing their rights within the
four corners ot the constitution, and as
loyal British subjects aud loyal Canadians
they will pursue it. Ottawa is hearing
more and more every day of the Province
beyond the Rockies, and evidences are
accumulating that before long its demands
will be recognized.
.Now that the ratepayers of
Goldstream A'ictoria have had time to
Water. make themselves thoroughly
acquainted with Mr. Ashcroft's report, they are more than ever
convinced that the true solution of the
water problem lies in the acquisition of
Goldstream. On all hands one now hears
of acquiescence in this view, the only
difference of opinion being as to the price.
Mr. Ashcroft values the property of the
Esquimalt Waterworks Co., exclusive of
the Thetis Lake Works, at $S00,000,
which is only about $100,000 more than
well known property owners who opened
up negotiations with the Company were
willing to give two years ago. The addition of $100,000 is not au unreasonable
increase, having regard to the growing
population of the City and suburbs. A'ictoria is simply duplicating the experience
of every city which has delayed the acquisition of public; utilities. Gas, water and
light, administered under franchises, become mon; valuable every year in a growing community) and if $700,000 was not
an unreasonable figure for the holdings of
the Esquimalt Co. two years ago, then
$800,000 is not excessive today. If the
City could acquire all these biddings with
Thetis Lake added for a round $1,000,000
it would make an excellent bargain. Delays are proverbially dangerous, delay in
the present instance has already cost tha
City a large sum in litigation and a substantial addition to the purchase price of
the property. Further delay might have
an even worse result. The City might
have more difficult people to deal with
than the Directors of the E. W. Co. One
thing is certain, whenever the City does
acquire water rights and establish a proper water system there must be no competition. It must owu and control an adequate supply for all time. It is possible
that Mr. Ashcroft's report* may have an
unexpected effect in addition to showing
the (ity Council where it stands in the
matter, il may open the eyes of other
people to the possibilities of a great enterprise which cannot too quickly Ik; secured.
I'he A'ictoria Colonist, unwanted a der the impulse of one of
Geography. its patronizing moods, compliments Rudyard Kipling
for saying some very pretty things about
A'ictoria and A'ancoiiver Island, but remarks that he ought to buy a geography,
because iu his last letter he says that Vancouver Island is about the size of Great
Britain. The Colonist then proceeds to
correct the Laureate of the Empire and
seriously to remind him that the area of
Great Britain is about S!),000 square
miles while that of A'ancoiiver Island is
only 10,000, and winds up by saying: "It
is best to tell the truth." The' Colonist
may perhaps lie pardoned for forgetting
that this error was first made in its own
editorial columns, more than a year ago,
when it made use of the very same phrase
as is now probably copied from its editorial by Kipling, ft is best to tell the
truth—the whole truth. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908.
Mclntyre and Heath in "The Ham Tree.'
J riusic and      |
J   The Drama. |
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The Mikado.
On Wednesday evening the Victoria Amateur Society presented the
"Mikado'' at the Victoria Theatre. I
have recently been reminded by an
esteemed contemporary that amateur
performances should never be criticised. With this dictum 1 do noi
agree, because it is a poor compliment
to tnose taking part, on the other
hand it is obviously unfair to measure
the performance of amateurs by the
professional standard. The worst
that can be said about the work of
the Victoria Amateur Society is that
it was "amateurish." There was plenty of talent, the singing of the chorus
was excellent, indeed far above the
average of any professional company;
the singing of the principals was on
the whole satisfactory. The weakness
lay in the speaking parts and in the
stage management. It is admittedly
difficult to train amateurs to speak
loudly and distinctly and several of
the most important parts were marred
by this defect. Perhaps the greatest
sinner was Mr. Petch, who could not
be heard beyond the footlights. Several of the ladies also who sang well
talked badly.
The other defect, that of stage management, was unfortunately, very
much in evidence, time and again
those taking part did not know where
to stand, how to group themselves,
or what to do when they were on the
stage; and towards the end of the
second act the whole of the chorus
stood mute while the orchestra played the accompaniment and then left
the stage hurriedly. The performance suffered a little from lack of
"go," at times it was deadly dull, and
all because thc players were acting
more like puppets than beings of flesh
and blood.
Having said t hisl think I can honestly say that the worst has been told
of the performance. It was an ambitious project to attack Gilbert and
Sullivan's masterpiece without any
professional aid, and it was impossible
for me at any rate to obliterate memories of Geo. Grossmith, Rosina
Brandram, Rutland Barrington, Temple, Courtice Pounds and many other
classic performers of the most popu-'
lar of all the Savoy operas. Undoubtedly the honors of the evening
were carried off by Mr. Criddle, whose
make up was perfect and who of all
the players was the only one to catch
thi Gilbertian atmosphere. Mr. Criddle is an artist, it is the lirst time I
have seen him perform, 1 trust it will
not be the last; he has an ideal voice
for the part of Ko Ko, and if the
Victoria Amateur Society want to
score a real success they might do
worse next season than put on the
"Yeoman of the Guard" with Mr.
Criddle as the Jester.
The next honors fell to Miss Winifred Lugrin, whose singing was admirable, but whose acting and speaking will no doubt improve with practice. Her singing of "The Moon and
I," and also in the quartette "Brightly Dawns our Wedding Day" left
nothing to be desired, and by common consent Miss Lugrin is a valuable acquisition to the ranks of the
local amateurs.
Mr. C. W. Rhodes was very amusing and diverting as Pooh Bah, but
he was not Pooh Bah, nor even his
lifty-lirst cousin. Perhaps he was
aiming at a new creation in which
case his efforts were altogether admirable, but theatre-goers have so
long been accustomed to a traditional
Pooh Bah that only those who have
not seen the Opera by a London
Company would be able to reconcile
themselves to the new rendering.
With all respect 1 venture to think
that Mr. Geo. Phillips would have
filled the part better.
That brings me to Mr. Phillips'
own performance as Pish Tush. It
was excellent in every respect, and
he raised a subordinate part into a
prominent position. Mr. Phillips'
rich voice was invaluable, especially
in the quartette, which received a
triple enchore, and he was at once the
most natural and convincing player
on the stage.
Mr. Petch sang the music of Nanki
Poo splendidly, his beautiful clear
tenor voice being a treat to listen to,
but his acting left much to be desired.
Mrs. Jas. Harvey scored a decided
success as Katisha, she has a fine
stage presence and a good voice, and
is not nervous.
The two minor parts of Pitti Sing
and Peep Bo were admirably rendered by Miss E. Lugrin and Mrs. Bas-
sett, the title part was played in an
impressive manner by Mr. Godfrey
VV. Booth, without whose valuable assistance no amateur performance
would be complete.
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price.
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if
Social and        *
Personal. *
J Mrs. E. Day of Duncans was in
|)wn last week.
www
J Mr. George Cambell and son of
fancouver are visitors in the city.
1 * *** !*<
J Mrs. Brady of Golden is visiting
ler daughter, Mrs. O. M. Jones.
j Mr. C. S. Birch of Saanich came in
pr the golf tournament.
I www
\ Dr. O. M, Jones has returned from
[trip to the Upper Country.
" ■*,   *   *•-
J Mr.  W.  Ward  of  Seattle  was   in
[ictoria on business.
* *   *
[ Sir William Armstrong was a guest
Price's hotel during the week.
* *   *
j The Bridge Club met this week at
he residence of Mrs. Ker.
* *   *
J Mr. R. L. Morse of Seattle spent
lie latter part of last week in Vic-
Dria.
* *   *
Captain Smythe was a guest of
lir. W. E. Oliver at Cowichan Lake
1st week.
* *   *
J Mr. O'Farrell came down from the
Ike last week, where he enjoyed some
\cellent fishing.
* *   *
J Mr. Lloyd Hall of Vancouver is
lie guest of Mr. W. Blakemore, Cook
Ireet.
* *   *
J Mr. A. W. Vowell and Mr. Asli-
Iwn Green left for the North by
le Camuson.
* *   *
Mr. James Lawson, Mrs. J. H. Law-
Jm and the Misses Lawson spent last
pturday in Seattle.
J Mrs. Spicer-Simpson and Mrs.
laynes-Reed were in Seattle during
pe week.
* *   *
J Mrs. Hyde-Parker of Crofton is
lie guest of Tyrlohitt-Drake, Pleas-
lit street.
* *   *
I Colonel and Mrs. Wolfenden leave
Jiortly on a six months trip to the
Ild Country.
* *   *
J Miss Beatrice Gaudin is expected
lime shortly for a two months' holi-
V-
I *   *   *
■ Mrs. Fleet Robertson gave a small
la this week in honour of thc visit-
|g Americans.
1 *   *   *
I Mr.  and  Mrs.  Alexander  Gillesoie
Jive purchased a very pretty bunga-
Iw on the Truuth estate.
1 *   ♦   *
lMiss Elsie Bullen and Miss Holmes
Irived from Honolulu the latter part
last   week  after   a   two   months'
liliday.
" *   *   *
I The engagement of Miss Kathleen
lirchoffer of Brandon and Mr. Bow-
\r has just been announced. The
jedding    takes    place    early    next
lugust.
" *   *   *
I Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Janion left on
six months holiday. Mr. Janion
lil! spend some time in the Old
lountry, while Mrs. Janion will visit
l.r sister in Southern California.
J *    w    w
J The house owned by Mr* Bodwell
|tuated next to his own residence on
lockland avenue, has been kindly put
him at the disposal of the visiting
olfers.
* *   *
J The marriage of Mr. Basil Prior
Jiul Miss Noel Moresby both well
Inown in Victoria, was solemnized
It the Holy Trinity church, Seattle,
ly the Rev. H. Gowen, last Sat-
Irday. The affair was very quiet. Mr
Ind Mrs. Prior, after spending a few
leeks in the Sound cities, will return
Victoria.
* *   *
Among the numerous visiting golf-
h are: Mrs. Koehler, Mrs. Thome,
Irs. Carstens, Mrs. Lindsay, Miss
llanders, Mrs. W. B. Ayer, Mrs. Hur-
ly, Mrs. Wyekoff, Miss Koehler,
Irs. Bailey, Mr. George Welch, Cap-
iin Lynn, Mr. J. H. P. Vocrhies,
tr. A. Winston, Mr. C. S. Lindsay,
Ir. C. B. Hurley, Mr. E. F. Blaine.
Ir. C. D. Stimson, Rear-Admiral
Jurwell, Lieut. Wvekoff, Mr. F. R.
Ian Tuyl, Mr. G. L. Ide and others.
* *   *
I On Tuesday last Mrs. Piggott made
J most charming hostess at Bridge.
Imong the numerous guests were:
[rs. Blackwood, Mrs. Grahame, Mrs.
ourtney, Mrs. Rismuller, Mrs. Brett,
Irs. Heyland, Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Gau-
Jn, Mrs. Coles, Mrs. Ker, Mrs.
tcrce, Mrs. Durand, Mrs. Love, Mrs.
[atson, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. King,
Irs. Gibb, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. Tye.
jThe decorations on the tea table
Insisted of a large bowl of pink car-
litions and ferns, surrounded by
fnaller vases of narcissus. The
rizes were won by Mrs. Rismuller
|nd Mrs. Tye.
Mrs. Piggot's Five Hundred party
on Wednesday afternoon was a very
jolly affair. Pink carnations were in
profusion and artistically arranged on
the refreshment table. Among those
present were Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. W.
S. Gore, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs.
Griffiths, Mrs. Little, Mrs. A. Piggott,
Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. Arbuthnot,
Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Hind, Mrs. Love,
Mrs. Crosse, Mrs. C. Roberts, Mrs.
Rochester, Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Bigger-
staff Wilson, Mrs. Brown and Miss
Brown, Mrs. C. Todd, Mrs. Spratt,
Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Blackwood, Miss
Rochester,  Mrs.  Herman  Robertson.
* *   *
Mrs. Troupe, Esquimalt Road, gave
a very enjoyable card party last week
in honour of her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Roy Troupe.
The tea table was sweetly arranged
with cherry blossoms and maiden hair
fern.
Among the guests were: Mrs.
Spratt, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs.
Holmes, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. James, Mrs. Matthews,
Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Matson, Mrs.
Savage, Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Cleland,
Miss Holmes, Mrs. Gaudin, Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Innes, Mrs. Courtney, Mrs.
Coles, Mrs. Arbuthnot, Mrs. Wasson,
Mrs. Bullen, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Gibb,
Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. Tye, Mrs. Butchart, Miss Butchart, Miss Arbuthnot and others.
* *   *
"All a Mistake."
What promises to be the coming
play as well as one of the social
functions of the season, is the highly
successful farcical comedy, "All a
Mistake," one of W. C. Parker's best
and most popular pieces, which will
be given in the Institute Hall, View
street, on Wednesday, May 20. This
play will appeal to the mirth-loving
public as it is irresistibly funny and
extremely clever, and will undoubtedly attract a large audience, not only
for its own merits but for the worthy
object (the Seamen's Institute) for
which it is in aid. Following is the
programme:
Cast of Characters:
Capt.   Obadiah   Skinner,   a   retired
sea   captain   and   a   zealous   but
mistaken matchmaker. .Mr. Jephson
Lieut. Geo. Richmond, his nephew
(who mixes up things generally)
 Mr. Cecil Berkeley
Richard Hamilton, a country gentleman with an enquiring mind..
 Mr. George McCurdy
Ferdinand Lighthead, an exquisite,
with  a weakness for matrimony
"Dontyerknow"..Mr. Jack Heyland
Nellie    Richmond,    George's    wife
(under difficulties)   	
  Miss Vivyen Bolton
Nellie  Huntingdon, a too obliging
friend, who thereby causes many
amusing complications   	
    Miss Netta Heyland
Cornelia    (Nellie)    Skinner,    Oba-
deah's sister, a sweet young thing
of forty-six   	
 Miss Suseth Blackwood
Nellie Mclntyre, the chamber maid
who has a taste for burnt cork
and palsy 'me steady"   	
 Miss  Ethel  Browne
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
"THE WEEK" PUBLISHING
COMPANY, LIMITED.
Published at VICTORIA and VANCOUVER
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On Optimism.
"Yet I doubt not through thc ages,
One unceasing purpose runs.
And the thoughts of men are widened
With the process of the suns."
The truth expressed in these Hues
from Tennyson is the fundamental
basis of pure optimism. In them two
truths are enunciated, the permanence
of divine control, and the assurance
of human progress. A belief in the
former is the condition of attaining
the latter. The only thing which
keeps men sane is the conviction that
tllis world is not at the mercy of any
human or demoniac power, but that
"There  is  a  Pro\ .dence  that  shapes
our ends,
"Rough hew them how we will."
It is only when men have lost this
conviction that they have given way
to temporary insanity, which seeks an
outlet in oceans of blood. The restraint imposed by a firm belief in
Providential oversight keeps life
sweet and chains the iconoclast. The
fury which finds vent in bloody revolution is not all unreasoning, but it
lacks faith. So long as men believe
in their hearts that things will come
right in the end, that clouds will pass,
that truth and justice must prevail
over error and corruption, so long
will they "rather bear the ills they
havc than Hy to others that they know
of"; but in society as in individual
cases the pressure sometimes becomes
too great; the continuance of oppression too unendurable, the persistence
of wrong doing too brazen; the clinging to hope too desperate. Then thc
flood gates give way, and in the obscurity of their belief in Divine control, men seek to remedy the ills they
find it so hard to endure.
The belief in an over-ruling Providence is the germ idea of all religious conviction. It may not be demonstrable to the intellect of man but
it has liltered into his heart. Its
acceptance involves the recognition
of a faculty no longer denied even by
the scientists, which expresses itself
in thc exercise of faith, it is very
popular nowadays to declare that
faith without works is dead, an obvious truth, but a very misleading one
without its counterpart. It is perhaps natural that in a materialistic
age works should count for so much,
and it is in a spirit of justice that we
demand practical evidence of a man's
sincerity in consistency of conduct,
and charitable exercises. But many
teachers exalt the merit of doing
above the spirit which prompts it, and
lose sight of the fact that works
which do not spring from faith are
profitless, at any rate to the- doer.
It is the great regenerative forces behind human oenduct which count, and
more than one profound thinker lias
diagnosed the disease of the twentieth century as lack of religious conviction.
It is not necessary in support of
such a contention to recount the illustrations furnished by the press of
the world to show that the age in
which we live is both too material and
too mercenary; to show that selfishness and cruelty abound; to show that
immorality is rife in all sections of
society, but especially in high places;
to show that the churches have for
the moment lost their grip on the people, and that the so-called teachers
of religion are "blind leaders of the
blind."
Some of the keenest and most competent observers of society are convinced that without shedding of blood
there will be no remission of these
sins, and that the horrors of the
French Revolution will be repeated in
the New World. Such a student remarked to me only today that the
present apostasy of the race from
"things that are just and true and of
good report" could only be redeemed
by plague, pestilence, famine, or the
the sword. He declared that in making such a prediction he was not giving utterance to a pessimistic view
but was simply applying thc lessons
of history to the elucidation of present  day  problems.   •■
The venerable Bishop Cridge whilst
not expressing any such view, still
endorses the opinion that lack of religious conviction' is a true explanation of the decadence of morality. His
letter in current issue is worthy of
careful study. The condition of human society today is the occasion of
most serious reflection to all sober-
minded men who stop to think, and
in the increasing antagonism between
capital and labour and more especially
between the rich and the poor, one
realizes possibilities which if not diverted might easily lead to a twentieth  century  "debacle."
It is not in times of prosperity that
the greatest dangers which threaten
society are manifest, but in times of
continued adversity, the prolonged
test of endurance is apt to strain to
the breaking point, and thc primitive savagery of the race to assert
itself. The forces of civilization have
not changed human nature one jot,
they have simply controlled its forces.
But for the restraints which social
conventions have imposed for the
protection of its members, the primal
passions of man would vent themselves as freely as they did thousands of years ago.
There is no more restraint in thc
burning and butchery of a Parisian,
a St. Petersburgh, or a Chicago mob
than there was among the hordes of
savages who clubbed each other in
prehistoric times. Thc restraints of
civilization are more or less artificial
as they are wholly conventional. They
serve as a rule but they break down
in emergencies.
ll needs more than a belief in the
influence and advantages of civilization to preserve a man's optimism in
face of the wrong doing and oppression which at times become intolerable. Since the intincts of the race arc
only moulded, but never eradicated, by social convention it
follows that the influence to control them must also be permanent
and must derive its force from outside of these; which brings us back
to the Laureate's profound and inspired teaching, and back to the creed
of the venerable Bishop, for they are
one in teaching that pessimism can
have no place in the mind of the sane
because in spile of the jumble and
contrariness of human affairs, there
is au "unceasing purpose." It springs
not from the mind of man, and is
unaffected by his vagaries; it is independent of his acqhiesence as it is
indifferent to his hostility. It forms
lhe only solid ground for pure optimism, it has appeared to some as
"An awful rose of dawn,"
and  those  who  have  seen  it   cannot
forget  the  vision  revealed by
"The   light   which   never   was   on
land or sea."
Correspondence.
Marifield, 30th April, 1908.
To the Editor of The Week.
Dear Sir,—On Sunday afternoon a
distinguished sojourner amongst us
called to tell me of passages of an
anti-Christian character in your last
issue which had caused him surprise.
[ did not see thc paper itself till Tuesday and was myself surprised to find
in your columns not only a report of
Dr. Campbell's declamations against
Jesus as Son of God but the reporter's warm approval and admiration of the same added.
While, as one of your readers, I
cannot but think this goes beyond the
bounds of legitimate reporting, but
rather makes your paper a quasi-
leader in an offensive movement
shocking to the Christian body at
large, 1 would rather ask you, as a
brother with me in the ruined family
of mankind, to receive in good part
a few words as to the terrible issue
involved, as it appears to me, in this
attack on the Christian faith.
To deny Jesus to be the Son of
God, sent by God to suffer for our
sins, the just and for the unjust, that
He might bring us to God, is essentially the sin of Satan, his rival in
the sovereignty over mankind; and for
us to follow Him in this denial is
his temptation who is the Spirit that
now worketh in the children of disobedience. The issue is an affair of
the two kingdoms and not only the
resulting duty of fair dealing between,
man and men. To deny Christ therefore as Son of God is treason against
Him who is ordained by God to be
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Whereas the issue in the passage
referred to is that Jesus lived and
died in a purely human capacity working as a mere Socialist and with but
one end in view, that every man may
have a fair chance to succeed in the
present life and that if this end is not
achieved he died in vain. The New
Testament scriptures are alone the
source of information of what Jesus
did and taught and anything (1 need
not tell you) more opposed to both
cannot well be conceived. Both by-
precept and example He taught that
by suffering and loss and death (if
needs be) alone was the devil to be
overcome and the kingdom of heaven
obtained.
Whence then comes this false dealing with those records but from the
inspiration of that spirit whom our
Lord declares to be a liar and the
father of it? I do believe the unhappy leader of men referred to,
hounding them on against the Son
of God, to be so inspired; for inspired he certainly seems to be, but
not by the spirit of truth.
1 will only add as the highest authority for the truth of what I say the
very last words which the Son of
God now so earnestly pleading with
men to turn to God will speak to the
wicked in the last day,—
"Depart from mc, ye cursed, into
the eternal fire prepared for the Devil
and  his angels."
Your brother,
EDWARD CRIDGE.
The Ham Tree.
"The Ham Tree" is one of those
attractions which we occasionally get
which absolutely commands attention.
It has no purpose beyond amusing an
audience to the full limit for two
hours and a half, but in this instance
it performs its mission. The dialogue of the stars and the work of
the chorus alone arc sufficient to
make the offering one of the most
signal successes in its line, while in
addition there are a half-dozen
mighty interesting members of the
supporting company, not to mention
Belle Gold, who, with the other good
fines, made the town sit up and look
-ahout, last year. This advice is sound.
Go and see "The Ham Tree." Unless you are hopelessly liverish you
will be as much as 99 per cent perfectly delighted.
Direct From
Paris
We have just received an importation of the very newest creations
in Bags and Belts. They include all the latest and most popular
styles which will be used exclusively in the fashionable centres of
Europe for the coming season. Many of the styles are exquisite
and contain a breadth of new originality and permit a wide selection on the part of the purchaser.   However, as most of these are
Sample Bags and Belts That Have
No Duplicate.
We are not placing them on view in our show windows, but displaying them only in our office. As the number is limited,
doubtless they will only last a day or two. Choose just what you
desire in this special showing. You will obtain a beautiful Bag
or Belt of most exclusive and advanced design at a very popular
price.
Early Choice is Wise Choice.
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Diamond Merchants and Silversmiths
Government Street Victoria, B. C.
Sentimental Ballads
On The
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Who doesn't enjoy the dear
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Such melodies as "Home Sweet
Home", "The Old Oaken
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No matter where you live you can hea?
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—sung and played as you never heard them sung and
played before; with famous soloists and the most celebrated
bands and orchestras to bring out their rich harmony and
sentiment in full perfection.
Besides the old-time favorites, you can hear on the
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ballads—"'Neath the Old Cherry Tree, Sweet Marie","In
the Evening by the Moonlight, Dear Louise", and all the
other popular successes.
More than that: These instruments bring right into your home beautiful sacred selections 5 grand opera numbers by the w rld'a greatest stars;
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NFW MIRRORS.
We have just received a large
shipment of Mirror Plates, and can
now supply your needs in these useful articles for the home. These
plates are the best quality British
Plate and we have surrounded them
with neat frames of finest quality
oak, handsomely finished. We stock
quite a complete range of sizes and
quote particularly interesting prices
for mirrors of such superior quality.
Here are a few sizes and some prices:
Mirror—7x9 in., oak frame 75c
Mirror—8x10 in., oak frame   85c
Mirror—9x12 in., oak frame.. ..$1.25
Mirror—12x20 in., oak frame.. .$2.50
Mirror—Bevel,  13x22 in., oak frame.
Price   $3.50
Mirror—14x24 in., oak frame—$3.50
New Footstool
Styles for $3.50
A late addition in the Furniture
Store to whicli we wish to call particular attention, is a line of specially attractive Foot Stools. These
stools are made of oak in Mission
design and finished Early English.
They are upholstered with leather
and are genuinely taking in appearance. Such stools as these are most
useful and being attractive in design
and finish make a desirable addition
to the furnishings of any home. Ask
to sec these stools when in. Price,
each    $3.50
TO DEALERS
We solicit correspondence
from dealers who are not
already acquainted with us
and who wish to get
acquainted with the largest
wholesalers of Homefurnish-
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You'll Need a Refrigerator
or Time.   Just a few days—a week or so—and warm weather will be here.       And now comes Refrigerat
er increase with the advent of the warm weather—if she is not prepared to The troubles of the housekeep
fight the heat. How
to keep the eatables
— the spoilables —
fresh and sweet is
the worry of the
Summer housekeeper. A refrigerator is a necessity,
and money invested
in a good one pays
handsome dividends.
We cater to all
classes with an excellent range of ice-
saving refrigerator
styles. Long experi-
of these lines has
ence in the handling
of these lines has
shown us the best
systems of refrigeration, and we claim
to offer you the
most economical refrigerators on the
market. If you
want a large, roomy
refrigerator in white tile linings, we can supply your needs. If it is a serviceable, low-priced style
you prefer, we can offer you the best of values in galvanized lines. All styles are easily cleaned, and
the circulation of pure, dry air will keep everything fresh and sweet and pure. Get your refrigerator
now, and Summer suns won't worry you.
Refrigerator—Outside measurement, 26x17x40 in.
Galvanized lined. An excellent low-priced
refrigerator—an ice-saver.    Price $12.00
Refrigerator—Outside measurement 30x20x54 in.
Galvanized lined and conveniently arranged.
Excellent value at, each $22.50
Refrigerator—This style measures over all 36xi2x
46 in. Galvanized lined. The arrangement
gives ample storage room.   Price $22.50
Refrigerator—Here is another very conveniently
arranged and roomy style. Outside measurement 36x21x46 in.   Price is, each $27.50
Refrigerator—This is a white enamel lined style
that is priced reasonably indeed. Measures
32x22x46 in.    Price, each $28.00
Refrigerator—This is a splendid refrigerator
value. This style is galvanized lined and
measures 32x20x46 in.    The price is....$18.00
Refrigerator—A white enamel lined style of
liberal proportions and marked at a popular
price.   Measures 32x22x56 in.   Price.... $30.00
Refrigerator—Another of the medium priced
styles. Lined with white enamel, convenient
arrangement, 35x22x60 in.   Price $35.00
Refrigerator—Here is a particularly good value
in a genuine enamel lined refrigerator.
Measures over all 32x56 in.    Price $45.00
Refrigerator—A handsome style this. Genuine
enamel lined, handsome nickel-plated fixtures.
Measures 44x58 in,   Price   $70.00
Get Your Needs in Summer Furniture at This Store.
WEILER BROS,
Complete Home Furnishers
VICTORIA, B. C.
Solid Oak
Extension Table.
We are offering some fine values
in low-priced Oak Extension Tables.
The table attached to this tag is one
of many excellent offerings. This
table has a polished top 40x40 in. and
extends to 8 feet. The design is attractive  and  workmanship  the  best.
Price $12.00.
EARLY ENGLISH BUFFET.
See what unusual value is attached
to this. One of the most attractive
Buffet styles we have shown this
season. This one has large bevel
mirror, two small and one large
drawers, two cupboards and two
small shelves. Finished in the popular  Early  English.
Price $35.00.
DINNER SERVICE.
A dainty set in semi-porcelain with
a neat and attractive decoration in
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James Bay Ball.
On May the 14th the Committee of
James Bay Athletic Association,
r which such extensive preparations
ve  been  made  will   take  place  at
Empress Hotel.    Those who at-
idcd the opening ball do not require
be told of the special advantages
a dance which exist at the Em-
css.   On  that occasion  the  rooms
■re no doubt overcrowded which led
little   difficulty   in   the   supper
am, but the James  Bay Committee
ve wisely restricted the number of
>ple to three hundred in order that
comfort of the guests shall  not
interfered    with,    An    elaborate
pper is being provided which will
dude wine, and will  be  served  in
_   luxurious   palm   garden.     Miss
mill's well    known    orchestra    has
en engaged and will play the most
-to-date  New  York    dance music,
ie arrangements are in the hands of
'ommittee of ladies whose person-
is a guarantee that everything will
conducted both satisfactorily and
icessfully.
The proceeds of the ball will be
>ted to the fund now being raised
send crews to represent the J. B.
A. at the next meet of the North
■ilic Association, and therefore ev-
lover of athletics in Victoria will
a pleasure in contributing. The
,A.A. has a glorious past, to which
numerous valuable trophies which
rn the walls of the club-house
r eloquent testimony. The com-
tee is working to maintain this cn-
ilc record, which reflects credit
only on the club but on thc city,
re are still a few tickets left
ch may bc obtained at Hibben &
s, the Victoria Book and Station-
Challoner. & Mitchell's, or Mrs.
onson's,
he  Ladies'  committee  having ail
arrangements in charge consists
Mrs.   James  Harvey,   Miss   Sehl,
i.   Herman   Robertson,   Mrs.   Ris
muller, Mrs. Carew Gibson, and Mrs.
Charles E. Wilson.
Empress Theatre.
For the first half of next week the
Empress has a list of pictures that
will prove attractive to every one.
People like to laugh and they will
never have a better opportunity.
"A Follower of Women" has a
weakness for the fair sex and his
numerous flirtations end disastrously
for him.
"The Tenacious Cat" possess the
proverbial nine lives and after numerous attempts to kill it, the owner
the poor man  nearly dies trying to
In "Ten Wives to One Husband"
the poor man nearly d ietsrying to
escape from the women.
"Man, Hat and Cocktail" is a side
splitter and one of the best comics
seen  here.
"Ten Minutes in Indo-China" is an
interesting picture of native life.
Jlrs. Joseph will sing "When the
Winter Days Are Over."
The children will have their special
matinees on Wednesday and Saturday as usual.
Westward  Ho!
Bonnycastle Dale, whose illustrated
nature studies in VVcstward Ho! have
attracted considerable atention, has
in the May issue a timely article on
the American Navy, being the result
of his recent visit to thc Bremerton
Navy Yard, where he secured several
line pictures of the battleships for the
magazine. In fiction the contents for
thc month include "The Widow of
Baalbek," by A. N. St. Johti-Mildmay;
"Joe and Aileen," by Arthur Davies;
"The Second Claim," by Billce Glynn;
"The Trials of Three," by G. A. Russell; "The Brain-Storm," by I.. McLeod Gould; "A Hero of the Plains,"
by Charles Doran, aud the concluding
chapters of Clive Phillips Wolley's
powerful serial "Shakmut." The editor
this month has taken Winston
Churchill for his sketch in his interesting department "Men I Have Met."
Howland Hoadley tells the story of
Vancouver's new playground — the
North Arm, while Rinaldo M. Hall
deals in an interesting manner with
Portland's Rose Carnival, illustrated.
The publishers announce that the
June issue will be a "Homeseekers
Number," the leading feature being a
full section of sixteen pages of halftone pictures covering thc principal
districts of British Columbia.
A Well-Planned Career.
We do not know that Mr. Winston
Churchill has ever avowed an ambition to become thc American Balzac,
but there is a curious symmetry in
his literary career which suggests the
possibility of a far-reaching plan. Beginning with "Richard Carvel," he
evidently set himself to the representation of certain important epochs in
American history. "The Crisis," dealing with the period of the Civil War,
and "The Crossing," which pictured
thc westward development of the
United States, completed a trilogy
which fairly represented the most important moments in the first one hundred years of our history as a nation.
This was in itself a scheme of some
magnitude, but Mr. Churchill followed it up with "Collision," in which
he set forth a typical example of the
political development of the country
immediately after the Civil War. Up
to this point he had never dealt with
a strictly modern theme except in his
first book, "The Celebrity," which
was, so to speak, a mere by-product
and had no special relation with the
rest of his work.
Now conies the news that his new
book, "Mr. Crewe's Career," which is
to bc published this spring, is a story
of the present day and has for its
background the political life of a gen
eration succeeding that of "Coniston."
Primarily, of course,' it is a story of
character, as all of Mr. Churchill's
books have been, and the "love interest" is said to have received rather
more attention than in sonic of his
earlier novels. But, secondarily, "Mr.
Crewe's Career" is to be au exposition of the political game as it is
played today. Without doubt Mr.
Churchill, who is of an observing turn
of mind, has found plenty of material
in his own experience as a candidate
for the governorship of New Hampshire. The fact that he is receiving
his full share of abuse in certain New
England newspapers indicates that he
has fairly qualified as a political expert and that he has become a factor
in thc politics of his'state. If only
he has "let himself go" in his new
book, "Mr. Crewe's Career" may bc
expected to furnish an amount of
amusement and instruction greater
than that afforded by any of his
stories of thc past.
Ecclestone Mackay, Virnc Sheard, S.
A. White, Albert E. S. Smythe, Lloyd
Roberts and James P. Haverson.
Some of thc leading Socialists of
the English-speaking nations arc not
exactly poor "comrades." George
Bernard Shaw, playwright and author,
has au income exceeding $100,000,
and is nol inclined to turn it over to
thc cause. Mr. Hyndman is a succes-
ful speculator, Mr. Wells makes a
fair income, though not to bc classed
among the wealthy, like Mr. Hunter
of New York, of recent notoriety,
who is a millionaire sonic ten limes
over, if report runs true.
PUBLIC   HOSPITAL   FOB   TIIE
INSANE,
The Canadian Magazine.
The Canadian Magazine for May is
an unusually strong number. First
place is given to an article entitled
"The Japanese in British Columbia,"
by Margaret Eadie Henderson, which
just now every Canadian should read.
Apparently Miss Henderson has written from first-hand knowledge, and
she certainly has a good opinion of
the Japanese. There is also a fine
semi-historical sketch by Dr. Louis
Frechette, It is a story, in fact, but
a true story. Other interesting contributions arc: "Glimpses of Canada
in 17C9," by Ida Burvvash; "Grant and
lhe Nation," by Elsie Rcford; "Lake
Louise," by Fred, Lockley; "The
Drama in Canada," by Frederic Robson; "The Cradle of Scottish Liberty," by Jean BIcwctt; some good
short   stories   and   poems   by   Isabel
Notice   to   Architects.—Competitive
Designs.
The liowrniiii'iit »f British Columbia
invite* the Architects nt' British Columbia to submit competitive deslgnB of a
Public Hospital for the Insane, whioh
it is proposed to erect Mt Coquitlam,
situated near New Westminster, B.C.
Tin' designs, accompanied by specifications, reports and estimates of cost,
and superscribed, "Design, Public llos-
. 1.1.1.1.1. i. i. 1.1.1 CeC'shrdlu
pital for tbe Insane." and addressed to
lin* lion. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works, will be received up to noon
of Tuesday,  the 80th   June,   PtOS.
The designs, specifications, reports and
estimates of cost shall have no distinguishing mark or motto, the author's
name being enclosed In a blank sealed
envelope securely attached to the design
submitted.
The design shall be adjudicated upon
by an Architect practising outside tbe
Province, to lie selected liv tbe Government, after the 30th  .lime,   1008.
Tho design placed first by Hie Adjudicator Bhall receive a premium of
$700, and the one placed second, a premium of $600.
The Government is not bound to erect
the building from any of the designs
submitted,
If the design awarded lirst plaoe Is
accepted, the premium referred to above
shall be Included in tlie professional fee
paid fo tlie architect.
Printed conditions governing the competition can be obtained hy bona (lile
competitors upon application to ihe Undersigned.
1*'. c, GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, II.I'.. 7th May, 11108.
May li THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908.
Sporting
Comment.
This  afternoon    will    witness  the
first baseball match of the season and
I  sincerely hope that  the lovers of
good clean sport will show their appreciation   by   turning   out   in   large
numbers.    For  the   lirst   match   the
locals will stack up against the Im-
perators of Seattle.   This is a semi-
professional nine that has been  got
together  to advertise  a  well  known
brand   of   United   States   cigars   and
included in the players are some of
the  best  outside  the   regular  league
teams.    So  far  the  locals  havc  not
been heard from, but from personal
observation 1 am free to state that it
will   have   to  be   an   extremely   fast
combination that will  beat  them.   I
admit   that   already   "knockers"   are
busy, but I will always give a team
an opportunity to show their calibre
before condemning them and the locals are showing good class.    Much
of the    adverse    criticism    has been
hurled  at  them  from   the   fact  that
some of the Victoria born boys have
not managed to catch their place, but
despite  this  the  team  can  certainly
be said to be a Victoria one.   I admit that with one or two exceptions
the majority of the players are strangers to the fans but a careful investigation will show that the great majority have been residing in this city
for several months.    In view of the
fact  that  some  severe  criticism  has
been handed out I take this opportunity   to   deal   with   the   respective
players who will form the team this
afternoon.    For catcher, the team is
depending on Robertson, with Crocker as reserve.   Thc former is a native  son,  while  the  latter  has  been
residing in this city for the past six
months.    Blackbourne    will    do   the
pitching with Surplice in reserve. The
former   is  too  well   known   for  any
comment.   The latter hails from Toronto and has been working for Dickson  and  Howes  since  last  October.
Burnes is stationed at first and is an
old   Victorian.     Kirkbride   while   a
stranger, can   properly    be   called a
Victorian.    He  has  been  residing in
Victoria   for   about   twelve   months
and has rented a house and intends
to make his home in this city. Plum-
mer at short-stop is another stranger.
1 admit that he decided to locate in
this city through the influence of the
baseball club, but when  1  state th.it
he   has already opened  a shop and
has men working for him, I think he
can be called a Victorian.    On third
wc have another stranger, in Laing.
At present he is out of work but he
has  decided to    make    Victoria his
home and is only waiting for something to turn up.   In the outfield McConnell is an old-time favorite. Bla-
ney made his debut in Victoria baseball  last  spring  and   has  resided  in
the city ever since, so I think he can
be called a Victorian.   Watlett, like
Blaney, made his first appearance in
Victoria baseball  many months ago,
playing  his  first  game   in  1906,  and
for nearly  a  year  he  has been  employed with B. Williams & Co. This
1 think will convince the most exacting critic that it is a  Victoria  team
and as such  should  receive the support of all Victorians.    1 pointed out
last  week  that  it  was   necessary  to
have  good support  if the  team was
to bc maintained and I again urge the
sport-loving  population   of   this   city
to turn out and give thc players thc
encouragement  that  is   necessary  to
make a successful team.    Thc game
this afternoon will bc played at Oak
Bay and will start sharp at 3 o'clock
in order that the visitors may catch
the boat for Seattle.
Last week 1 called attention to the
fact that neither of the local daily
papers wcre publishing the results of
the games in the Northwest Baseball
League and as yet 1 have failed to see
any improvement. During the week
I have received many expressions of
approval of my course and I hope
that it will not hc long before some
effort is made to obtain these scores.
Many Victorians are interested in
these results and I venture to say
that either of the local papers would
sell several more copies if they contained the scores.    It is not the place
for a weekly paper to publish this
class of news, otherwise I would do
so, but I think if an effort was made
that it would not be hard for the
scores to be obtained.
I called the turn when I picked the
Calgary team to beat the Ladysmith
aggregation and I think that at present they can just about beat any
team in this province. From all accounts they have a good team but I
think that should a team selected from
all ll C. be sent after their scalp it
would hang at their belts on the return. I have no desire to detract
from their victory and I offer them
my hearty congratulations.
I  attended the  A.O.U.W.  hall  on
Tuesday   evening   in   answer   to   advertisements   that   a   boxing  contest
for the light weight championship of
B. C. would take place and to tell the
honest truth  I wasted the time.   It
was the first attempt of the Provincial Professional Athletic Association
to conduct a contest and if that is
the best that can be done I hope it
is the lats.   I realize that Victorians
like the game, but they do not like
getting buncoed and this was what
was handed out on Tuesday evening.
A main event and two preliminaries
were   advertised • but   no   class   was
shown  in any of these bouts.    The
first was between a long shadow and
a   chunky   Scotchman.     The   latter
knew absolutely nothing of the game
and  received  a  good  beating.     The
second was stopped in the third of
wdiat was to have been a six-round
contest.     But it was the main event
that capped the climax.   The principals in this event were Merrifield of
Victoria and Brady of St. Louis and
where  they  got an  idea  they  could
light is hard to understand.    Neither
has any license to enter a prize ring
and they would both do better handling   a   pick  and   shovel.   I   do   not
blame  the  Commissioners for refusing permits for contests of this kind.
If I  am informed correctly and  I
obtained   my   information   from   one
who, if, he don't know should know,
(Continued on Page Seven.
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M.A., LL.D.
Principal.
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of New Westminster.
TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Owen
Townley, of Vancouver, barrister at law,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands'. ,
Commencing at a post planted on the
southwest shore of Defence Island,
Howe Sound, thence ln a northerly, easterly, southerly and westerly direction,
following high water mark to the point
of commencement, containing 30 acres,
more or less, and being the whole of
the Island known as Defence Island.
Dated  8th April,  1908.
THOMAS OWEN TOWNLEY.
May 9
Pantage's
Theatre
JOHNSON STREET
VICTORIA, B. C.
ADVANCED VAUDEVILLE
Matinees (any part of house)....lOe
Evenings, Balcony  Ke
Lewer Floor lte
Bexes    tte
Matinees
Every Afternoon
at
3 O'CIock.
Night Performances
8 and 9.15
WEEK MAY it.
The New Grand
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Management ef HOST. JAMIESON.
THE SEVEN SAMOIS
Rapid Fire Acrobats.
MACKS,  HART and  LA MAR,
Rural Sketch
"Cythnia's Visit."
HALE and CORBIN
Trans-Atlantic Banjoists.
BETTY SHOLZ
Violinist.
THE EARL SISTERS
Singing,   Dancing   and   Character
Change.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"The Southern Rose."
NEW MOVING PICTURES
"The Runaway Horse."
"Touring the Country."
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Government and Johnston Sts.
MOVING PICTURES—
A Follower of Women
Tenacious Cat,
Ten Wives to One Husband,
Man Hat and Cocktail,
Ten Minutes in Indo-China.
ILLUSTRATED SONGS-
Mrs. Nettie Joseph, Vocalist.
When the Winter Days are Over.
Programme changed every Monday
and Thursday. Daily, 2.00 to 5.30;
7.00 to 10.30 p.m.
ADMISSION TEN CENTS
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Saturday, Five Cents.
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Appleton Road—Saanich District.!
SEALED TENDERS, superscril
"Tenders for Appleton Road," will
received by the Honourable the Ch
Commissioner of Lands and Works,
to noon of the 15th day of May, 19
for the construction of a piece of r(
through Section 45, Victoria Dlstr:
known as the Appleton Road.
Plans, specifications and form of c<
tract, may be seen at the office of 1
undersigned, Lands and Works Depa
ment, Victoria, B.C., on and after M(
day, the 4th of May next.
Each tender must be accompanied
an accepted bank cheque, or certifici
of deposit, on a Chartered Bank of (
nada, made payable to the Honoural
the Chief Commissioner, in the sum
$100, which shall be forfeited if I
party tendering decline or neglect
enter Into contract when called u_
to do so.
The cheques of unsuccessful tender
will be returned to them upon the exe*
tion of the contract.
The  successful  tenderer   will  be
quired  to furnish  a bond  himself .
two securities, satisfactory to ihe H
ourable the Chief Commissioner, in
sum  of  $300  each,  for  the  due  ful
ment of the work contracted for to
satisfaction of the Honourable the Ch
Commissioner.    Upon  the  execution
the contract the cheque of the contr
tor will be returned.
Tenders will not be considered unl
made  out  on   the  forms   supplied  i
signed with the actual signature of
tenderer.
The lowest or any tender not nee
sarily accepted.
P. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works lEnglni
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 29th April, 1908.
May 9
SKEENA DISTRICT.
Ferry, Copper City, Skeena River.
IN ACCORDANCE with Chapter
R.S.B.C., 1897, "Ferries Act," the G
ernment of British Columbia invite
plications for a charter for a ferry
ply across the Skeena River at whai
known as Copper City, situated at
end of the Kitamat Waggon R<
about 1,200 feet, more or less, be
the mouth of Copper River.
Applications will be received by
Hon. the Chief Commissioner up to
Including the 30th day of May, 1908
The limits of the ferry shall ext
for a distance of two miles above
two miles below said point,
The charter will cover a period
piring on the 30th June, 1910.
Twelve hundred (1,200) feet of -
steel wire cable will be furnished
the Government.
The ferry shall be operated whent
required between 7 a.m. and 7 p
very day excepting Sundays.
Applications shall give a descrlp
of the scow or boat it Is proposed
use.
Applications shall state the tolls 1
proposed to ask for—
Each adult passenger.
Each   child   (not  ln  arms)   under
years.
Each  head of cattle,  horse,  mule
donkey.
Each calf, sheep, goat or swine.
Each   vehicle   with   one   horse
driver.
Each cart or waggon with one hi
and driver, loaded.
Each   vehicle  with   two   horses
driver.
Each   vehicle   with   two   horses
driver, loaded.
Each parcel of 25 lbs. and under
Freight, per 100 lbs. and under, 1
perishable  goods.
Freight, per 100 lbs., and under,
ishable goods.
The Government of British Coluii
is not necessarily bound to accept
application submitted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Englr
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., April 27th, 1908.
May 9
PROVINCIAL BOARD OF HEAL!
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Regulations for the Docking of Moc
of All  Vessels Arriving at Br
Columbia   Ports   From   Plagui
fected Ports.
(Approved by Order of His Honour
Administrator-in-Council,  dated  8
April,   1908),
1. AH vessels arriving at Br
Columbia ports from ports Infecte
suspected of being Infected with
bonlc Plague shall conform to the
lowing regulations:—
(a) Vessels shall be moore<
docked at a distance not less thai
feet from wharf or land:
(b) Ropes or chains connectii
vessel with wharf or land shal
protected by funnels of size and s
satisfactory to Local and Provl
Boards of Health:
(c) All gangways shall be 1
when not ln use. Gangways win
use shall be guarded against the
of rats by a person specially det
for this purpose:
(d) All vessels  changing rou
solely  British  Columbia  ports
give   satisfactory  evidence  of  <:
fection  and extermination  of  ve
to Provincial Board of Health.
2. Every owner, agent, or capta
any vessel, and every other person
latlng or instructing, authorising
derlng, permitting, or otherwise
fering any person to violate any 0
foregoing regulations shall be 1
upon summary conviction before
two Justices of the Peace, for
such offence to a tine not exceedlni
hundred dollars, with or without *
or to imprisonment, with or wl
hnrd labour, for a term not exce
six months, or to both fine ane
prlsonment ln the discretion of thc
vlctlng magistrates.
Dated at Victoria,  Sth April,  l!
(By Command).
HENRY ESSON YOUN(
Provincial Seer
Charles J. Fagan, M.D.,
Secretary Provincial Board of H
May 9 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908.
Sports.
(Continued from Page Six)
fight was conducted under a pro-
ise  from  Merrifield that he would
|_w  the  coon  to  last  ten  rounds,
lis to say the least is the biggest
lico game  that has  ever been at-
Inpted and if it should prove correct
ts up to the Commissioners to see
«t- neither of the principals or any
Jrson in any way connected in the
Imagement of the affair shall ever
|;eive a permit for another event,
like the game as much as any one
I was pleased to sec that a club
lil  been formed to  carry on  these
|ntests but  f cannot support them
they   deliberately   endeavour    to
|st  a  fake  light  on  the  public.   I
ye  been  informed  by  reliable  perils that Merryfield and Brady boxed
lir rounds in the gymnasium of the
lb  and   Brady  did   not  show  any
Iss  whatever, and  in the  fight on
|esday he knew that he was to be
awed to go ten rounds and when
tenth  round    came    he  funked.
Iiy after the showing that was made
I the  gymnasium  the  managers  of
club should deliberately put the
litest on as a public entertainment
inore than any sane person can ex-
lin.    In this however I suppose the
lilic must suffer as they cannot exit people who have had no experi-
le in the game to giye first class
jibitions.   As  I  have already said
|torians like the game, aud it was
becoming popular but the Paris-
Jims, and the Brady-Merrylield fias-
Is  have  capped the  climax and I
\e that in future the Conimission-
will  endeavour to  satisfy them-
les that the managers of the con-
Is as well as the principals know
least a little about the game, before
luting a permit.
[ast Saturday saw the opening of
cricket  season  and  for  the   re-
Inder of thc season every Saturday
see at least one  match.    From
laccounts the good old game will
Irish this season better than ever
I sincerely hope that this will be
lease.
Jie first game in the intermediate
_issc schedule was played at Oak
in Wednesday evening and re-
bd in a win for the Victoria West
li the J.B.A.A. aggregation by the
Ic of 5—0.   For the first game this
fther surprising but 1 am in hopes
before   the  season  closes   Violins   will   see    many   interesting
|es   during  the   evenings.
UMPIRE.
The New Grand.
|ie  New  Grand has been packed
very performance this week. The
It drawing card has  been James
I'igan, the Tramp Juggler, who is
as good a monologist as jug-
The next top liner is Wilson,
trick   cyclist,   who   by   common
|cnt has every other trick cyclist
to a finish.   Rachael Acton and
I Klovillc have an attractive sketch
lied   the   Nightingale,   and   Law-
le  and  Harrington  a  more  than
Jlly   effective   sketch   of   Bowery
Nellie  Revell  is a very entering talker, and  tells a few racy
lies  in inimitable  style.     The il-
rated Song and Moving Pictures
|pu to the high water mark of the
Grand.   Thc show as a whole is
lof the best seen at this popula,
le during the present season.
|;xt week's bill will be headed by
|Seven Samois, a whirlwind acro-
act, that is  said to  be incom-
lile    for    eccentricity    in    handles or daring in the formation of
Im   pyramids.     A   rural   playlet,
led "Cynthia's Visit," will be pre-
Id by Mrs. James B. Macks, the
lial   Cynthia,   Lilly   D.   Hart,   a
Iful  dancer, and  Peter  La  Mar,
lasing tenor.    Hale and  Corbin
be heard in banjo duets that are
lo be far above the average. The
(Sisters are singers, dancers and
|cter  change  artists,  and   Betty
a   good   violinist.     Thos.   Jj.
I will have a new illustrated song
ed "The  Runaway  Horse," and
ing in the Country,"   The over-
Jfor next week will bc a grand
ji  entitled "Victoria,"  composed
[arranged   by   Prof.   Nagel,   and
iited to the patrons of the Grand.
When was Champagne first mentioned? When Eve's baby called
MUMM. He little knew how celebrated the name of MUMM
was to become; how thousands of tons of the most perfect grapes
(from the finest vineyards would be used. He little foresaw that
kings would demand and connoisseurs would call for Mumm's
Champagne. G. H. Mumm & Co.'s Extra dry is conceded to be
the finest produced this decade. It can also be procured in half
pints (splits) in which style this matchless wine is especially
adapted for physicians, fine club and restaurant use. The Selected
Brut is a brut champagne of the very highest quality; made of
selected cuvees of vintage years specially adapted for brut wines,—
a very dry and genuine brut champagne of exceeding purity without being heavy.
If your dealer cannot supply you with
Mumm's—the finest of all Champagnes-
kindly 'phone us and we will see that you
receive it promptly, in the size you desire.
PITHER   &   LEISER
Wholesale  Distributors
Cor. Fort and Wharf Sts., Victoria.
Water St., Vancouver.
LICENSE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
At the Empress Hotel on
THURSDAY, 14th MAY
Under the Auspices of
The James Bay Athletic Association
THAIN ORCHESTRA
Arrangements are in the hands of the following Ladies
Committee:—Mrs. J. Harvey, Miss Sehl, Mrs. Herman Robertson, Mrs. Rismuller, Mrs. Carew Gibson
and Mrs. Charles Wilson.
Tickets on sale at Challoner & Mitchell's, T. N.
Hibben & Co., Victoria Book and Stationery, J. M.
Whitney & Co. and Mrs. Aaronson's.
THE attention of the Lands and
Works Department having been directed
to the fact that town lots in a town-
site named Prince Rupert, being a subdivision of Lot 042, Range 5, Coast District, situated on the mainland between
the mouth of the Skeena River and
Kaien Island, are being offered for sale,
it has been deemed necessary to warn
the public that the said townsite ls not
situated at the terminus of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, and is not the
townsite which is owned jointly by the
Government of British Columbia and
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company.
F. J. FULTON,
Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works,
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., May lst, 1908.
May 9
B.C., Salmon Canners and Sawmill Owners, intend to apply for permission to
lease the following described foreshore
and submerged land adjoining lot No.
3, Range,  2,  Coast District.
Commencing at a post marked "B.C.C.
Co., South Post," planted on Island,
forming part of said Lot No. 3, three
chains S. Vt W. from the Church, situate on the Wannuek River, Rivers Inlet, B.C., thence due west one-quarter
mile, thence due north one-half mlle to
a post marked "B. C. C. Co., N.W.
Post," on the nortli shore of Rivers Inlet, thence along the shore one-quarter
mile due east, thenee due south to island
first mentioned.
25th April,  1908.
BRITISH COLUMBIA CANNING CO.,
May 2 D. McPhee, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
Range  1,  Coast District.
TAKE NOTICE that we, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
east side of Loughborough Inlet about
three-quarters of a mile south of McBride Bay and about ten chains north
of old mill; thence east twenty chains;
thence south twenty chains; thence west
twenty cliains more or less to the east
short of Loughborough Inlet; thenee
northerly twenty ehains more or less
and following the east shore of Loughborough Inlet to the point of commencement.
Dated May lst, 1908.
DAVIDSON, WARD CO., LIMITED,
May 9 G. S. Wilson, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Canning Company, Limited, of London, England and Victoria,
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Company, Ltd., of London, England, and Victoria, B.C., Salmon Canners and Sawmill Owners, Intend to apply for permission to lease the
following described foreshore and submerged land fronting lots Nos. 4, 10, and
14, range 2, Coast District:
Commencing at a post marked "B.C.C.
Co. N.E. Post," planted at the Southeast corner of the Victoria Cannery,
Rivers Inlet, at high water mark,
thence due west one-half mile, thence
in a southerly direction to the N. W.
corner of Lot No. 14, thence easterly
along the shore to point of commencement.
BRITISH COLUMBIA CANNING CO.,
May 2 D. McPhee, Agent.
P
ftTENTS   an* Trade Mark
obtained in all countries.
ROWLAND BRITTAIN
Registered Patent Attorney and
Mechanical Engineer.
Room 3, Fairfield Block, Granville St.,
"Companies' Act, 1897."
Canada,
Province of British Columbia.
No. 433.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the
"Michigan Commercial Insurance Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia and to corry out or
affect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlee of the Company ls
situate at Lansing, Ingham County,
Michigan.
The amount of the capital of the
Company Is three hundred thousand dollars, divided into six thousand shares
of fifty dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Provinee is situate at Victoria, and
R. P. Rithet & Company, Insurance
Agents, whose address is Victoria, B.C.,
is the attorney for the Company.
The time of the existence of the Company Is thirty years from the 19th day
of October, A.D.,  1904.
Given   under   my   hand   and   seal   of
offlce  at  Victoria,   Province  of  British
Columbia,  this   16th day  of April,  one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
(LS.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
To make insurance on dwelling
houses, stores, and all kinds of buildings and upon household furniture,
goods, wares and merchandise, and any
other property against loss or damage
by fire, and to make insurance upon
vessels, freights, goods, ware?, merchandise, and other property against the
risk of inland navigation and transportation.
May 2
LICENSE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies' Act, 1897.'
Canada,
Province of British Columbia.
No. 434.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the "In
ter-provincial Land Company" is auth*
orised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company is
situate at the City of Winnipeg, ln the
Province of Manitoba.
The   amount   of   the   capital   of   the
Company is sixty thousand dollars, di
vided  into  six  hundred  shares  of one
hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company In
this Province is situate at the City of
Victoria, and James Fulford Fielde,
agent, whose address is Victoria, aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company.
Given   under   my   hand   and   seal   of
offlce  at  Vietoria,   Province  of  British
Columbia;   this   21st  day' of April,   one
thousand  nine  hundred  and   eight.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a) Acquiring, holding, leasing, rent
ing, selling, dealing in, and disposing
of, real estate or any interest therein,
or any mortgage or Hen thereon;
(b) To improve real estate by erecting buildings thereon, or ln any other
way altering or dealing with the same;
(c) To lend money on the security of
any real or personal property, and for
such purposes to take mortgages, bills
of sale, and other pledges or liens thereon;
(d) To enter Into agreements for the
erection or improvement or sale of land
or buildings;
(e) To acquire, own, sell, or otherwise dispose of, timber, timber limits,
permits and licences, coal lands, or mining lands, or mining rights of any sort
or description;
(f) To hold agencies f»r fire, or life
insurance, or manufacturing companies;
(g) To carry on farming or gardening operations;
(h) To buy, sell, and deal In, cattle,
horses, and other animals and farm produce, and generally to carry on a general
real estate, loaning, renting, Insurance
agency and mercantile agency business;
(1) To acquire', purchase, sell, hold,
and deal in, the stock-in-trade, effects,
both real and personal, business, and
good-will of any person, firm or corporation engaged ln similar business;
(j) To acquire, buy, sell, and hold,
stock in other companies with similar
objects and  powers.
BRADSHAW & DAVIE,
Solicitors for the Inter-provincial Land
Company.
May 2
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the west shore of bay inside of
Jesse Island, one quarter of a mil*
north of Jesse Island, running west 60
chains; thence north 60 chains; thence
east 60 chains; thence south 60 chains
back to the place of commencement.
Dated February 22nd. 1908.
H. G. ANDERSON.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
CLAYOQUOT  LAND  DISTRICT.
District of Alberni.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Mary I. Williams, of Victoria, B.C., spinster, Intend
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the south-west ond
of one of the group located on the chart
as the one hundred Islands, and extending around this Island to point of
commencement; supposed to contain 20
acres, more or less,
Dated  April  3rd,   1908.
MARY ISABELLA WILLIAMS.
May 2
CLAYOQUOT  LAND  DISTRICT.
District of Alberni.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Elizabeth Margaret Wallis Williams, of Victoria, B.C.,
spinster, Intend to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
on the north-east side of Puzzle Island,
extending around the Island to point of
commencement, and containing 85 acres,
more or less.
Elizabeth Margaret Wallis Williams.
May 2
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:*—Commencing at a post planted
on the west ahore of Bllnklnsop Bay,
about 100 feet west of the wharf; running west 60 chains; thence north 60
ehains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south along the shore back to the place
of commencement.
Dated  February  24th,  1908.
Maroh 14 C. G. JOHNSTONE.
,
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the west shore of Bllnklnsop Bay,
three-quarters of a mile from the entrance of said bay, running west 80
chains; thence south 60 chains; thence
east along the shore of bay inside of
Jesse Island; thence northerly along the
shore of Blinkinsop Bay to the place
of commencement.
Dated February 22nd, 1908.
O. C. BASS.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Worka
for the purchase of the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted on the east shore of Bllnklnsop
Bay, three-quarters of a mile from the
outlet of the creek at the head of bay,
running north along the shore 60 chains;
thence east 60 chains; thence south 60
chains; thence west 60 chains back to
the place of commencement.
Dated February 24th, 1908.
L. P. LOCKE.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the head of Blinkinsop Bay, 50 feet
north of the creek running to the bay;
running west 60 chains; thence north
60 chains; thence east 60 chains; thence
south 60 chains back to the place of
commencement.
Dated February 24th, 1908,
M. J. G. WHITE.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
VICTORIA  LAND  DISTRICT.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE NOTICE that Frank V. Hobbs
of Victoria, B.C., occupation gentleman,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted about
eight chains ln a northerly direction
from the southeast corner of section
eleven, township eleven, thence following the sinuosities of the shore line
northwesterly 17 chains, thence southwesterly 10 chains, thence northerly 10
chains, thence southeasterly _o the point
of intersection of the southeast quarter
of section eleven (11) and the southwest quarter of section twelve (12),
township 11, Renfrew District, and extending eastwards from said shore line
as before described and including the
foreshore and land covered by water.
Dated April 6, 1908.
April  18 FRANK VICTOR HOBBS.
NOTICE ls hereby given that 30 days
after date we intend to apply to the
Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for a license to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following
described lands, situated near Coal
Creek, Renfrew District, B.C.: Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of section 88, and marked
J. Hastle and H. J. Kirby; thence west
80 chains to northeast corner of section
87; thence north 80 chains; thence east
to western boundary of the E. & N.
Railway Company's Lands; thence following said boundary of Esquimalt and
Nanaimo Railway Company's lands to
point of commencement.
Staked March 17th, 1908.
JAMES HASTIE.
H. J. KIRBY.
April 11
CERTIFICATE   OF   TBE   BEOISTBA-
TION OF AN EXTBA-PBOVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies Aot, 1897."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
erete Construction Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company Is
situate at Cincinnati In Hamilton County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company Is five hundred thousand dollars, divided into five thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company In this
Province   Is   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 Office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this fourth day of April, one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
S. Y. WOOTTON.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which  this company
has been established and registered are:
Manufacturing and dealing in fire-proofing 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.
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1,
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
one mlle west-north-west from Jesse
Island, running west 60 chains; thence
north 60 chains; thence eaat 60 chains;
thence south 60 chains back to place
of commencement.
Dated February 22nd, 1908.
G. E. GIBSON.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent. body performs the crawling down
act it will not be Jones. As staid
and responsible a person as the Chief
justice can hardly be accused of flippancy or sarcasm, and when the application came before him to grant an
injunction against the cutting down
of another tree he ventured to express
his great surprise that such an application should be necessary. So much
for the lirst round in the battle for
the   preservation   of   our   venerable
missed."  °-lks-
The  second round  is  like  unto it,
the road construction so called, but
in   reality  the  road  vagaries  of  the
 has
figured during the week at a special
1   do
i-y THE LOUNdER
*fyw*%p**\a._ueifif ii
Ko  Ko  says  hc  has  the  Lounger
"on the list" and that  1 am one of
those   "who   would   not  be
This is very kind of Ko Ko, and of
the local versifier who composed thc
topical    lines    for    Ko    Ko's    SOng.     1 ____M_____m_m_m_m_m_m___tM____________________m
thank both for the involuntary ad. but  City Council and City Engineer
cannot compliment them on thc ap-     ~_m_________M__w^___M________________________________________________mi
meeting of the streets committee, and
Company should issue instructions to
motormen and conductors to look
down side streets, and if passengers
are within a short distance of the
crossing the car should stop. If there
is any rule to this effect at present
it is certainly not lived up to.
positeness   of  their   reference.   _.   „„
not think  1  ever  laid claim    to thc  tlle  P:irks Bo*-rcl* when Mr.  Arbuth
ability either to build or to run the  not- 01le of thc affected property own
.Empress   Hotel,   I  did  voice  several  crs'  unearthed    the    interesting
.Complaints which appear to have been
somewhat remarkably justified by succeeding events. It is not the Lounger who is missing1 from the corridors..of thc Hotel, and I may tell my
respected friends Ko Ko and Co. that
I shall still be in the ring doing my
little pen "stunt" when others, who
could be named but shall be nameless, are among the "missing" but
not the "missed."
One of my earliest recollections is
of a certain debating society which
met in Birmingham in the early seventies, "and among thc momentous
questions whieh we discussed was the
ever green one, "ls woman inferior
to man?" That was in my salad days,
alas most of those who took part in
that debate have long since proved by
bitter experience the folly of defying fate, or else have passed to their
reward—which is the same thing.
Nowadays the gentler sex are continually demonstrating their superiority in almost every walk of life, and
hardly a week passes but "mere man"
is called upon to pay homage to some
intellectual "tour de force" or some
brilliant achievement of those whom
he  was  trained  to  believe  wcre  inferior to his own sex. H^^^
Among ihe mental Amazons of the   sl0M
r,|g           age must undoubtedly be classed the
accomplished   ladies   who   contribute
the  woman's  page  to  Canadian  and
American  newspapers.    I  must con
fess  that the achievements of these
writers  fill  mc with envy.   1  find it
hard enough to turn out two columns
of original matter once a week and
yet a newspaper lady will fill a page
every day and prove herself equally
adept in discussing the ethics of dress
Or of cooking, the philosophy of life;
how to catch a husband, how to keep
him, how to look young forever without   resort   to   the   arts   of   Madame
Rachael,   how   to   play   golf,   tennis
and bridge, how to drink pink tea and
green tea, how to regulate rescue and
moral reform work, and most amazing of all how to do all these things
without neglecting her home.    I hardly  know   which   is   deserving  of  the
greater  admiration,  the  fertility and
resourcefulness of the ideas expressed
or the indefatigable industry displayed in originating so much interesting
matter   every   day   in   the   year—except of course on Sunday.
1 know it is sacrilege for nie to venture even to look over the hedge into
such a field of delights, but I have
sometimes wondered, to parody a well
known phrase, how one small head
could contain so many ideas; and
once more whether the whole of woman's life is made up of eating, dressing, frivolities and fringe, or whether
there is room in the latter day social
curriculum for any thoughts of home
training, home life and simplicity. It
seems to mc that the task of daily
reeling off a many columned spiel
on such topics as the above, is very
much like that of Sisyphus; and I am
so little enamoured of it that 1 shall
still content myself with two column
Q&
*~tc«-£%sr.
 the    interesting fact
that no proper specification had been
drawn-up, and that the road was being constructed in a "happy go lucky"
style. Alderman Henderson has earned an enviable reputation as a most
competent and painstaking Chairman
of the Streets Committee. I cannot
but think that he is yielding to some
malign influence in adopting the very
unreasonable attitude which he has
assumed,in connection with these mat.
ters. Jt is a waste of time; there can
bc but one issue, the road-making ou
Rockland Ave. will have to bc carried
out in a proper manner and in accordance with specifications, or the property owners will be relieved by the
Courts from contributing to the cost.
Trees which do not block the roadway will be allowed to stand, however much they may interfere with the
sidewalks. I can cite scores of instances in England where old trees
are allowed to remain in the middle
of a sidewalk, and are carefully protected, in some cases with an iron
railing, in others with a rustic seat.
I think it is a little unfair of thc
Editor of the Victoria Times to poke
fun at the Editor of the Colonist because the latter is a sport, and the
former only thinks he is. The occas-
of thc outburst was the appearance of an editorial in "thc greatest
family paper on earth" dealing with
the intricate and involved subject of
golf. No one suspected that the
Editor of the Colonist was so thoroughly versed in all the niceties of
the royal game, but when he showed
his quality his brother of the Times
became querulous and critical, not to
say hypercritical; which leads me to
ask is not an editor a man and should
he not be permitted to indulge in a
little recreation on thc side? Must
all his hours be devoted to the exhaustion of the grey matter, without
any replenishing?
It is true that some great men have
been hobbylcss, neither Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Asquith nor Sir Henry
Fowler, to say nothing of illustrious
editors like John Morley, Frederick
Grecnwell and Edward Delane have
ever been known to indulge in recreation. But the result of their abstention can hardly be considered satisfactory from a physical standpoint,
and the editor of the Colonist is to
be commended for refusing to be
bound by the Spartan rules of conduct which they established for themselves. Xo one will object to thc
editor of the Colonist "foozling" as
much as lie likes on the golf links so
long as he does not "foozle" in tlie
columns of his paper.
1 complained a few week.- ago of
thc inattention of some car conductors at the street corners, and as I
think the complaint was reasonable I
am sorry it has not received the attention it deserved. I have been asked by a well known citizen to rene"*'
it, and have no hesitation in doing
so. Twice on Wednesday last intending passengers missed a street
car at the corner of Cook and  Fort
518 Hastings St.W.
VANCOUVER, BC.
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ABOUT | PLANS
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and then some man tries to
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Have you noticed the usual* results? Properly drawn plans
will save-on the cost of* the
house, furthermore, completely
drawn plans will enable the
owner to take competitive "bids
on the wrok.
Remember specially drawn
plans cost you a little more
than the stock pattern book designs, why not have what you
desire—the cost _of a set of
drawings for a home to cost
say $1,000 would be.$20. If
you can afford to build at all,
you aen afford to build right.
Send me your _____ and I will
work them Into practical shape
for $2.00. A copy of my booklet on "Homes" will be mailed
to you for 6 cents. Better
write me now for a copy.
E. STANLEY MITTON
Architect   -   Vancouver, B.O.
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toupees you have the satisfaction of knowing that it is a
perfect fit and is natural in
colour and correct in style.
Write today for our descriptive catalogue and price list of
toupees, wigs, switches and
transformations.
B. C. HAIR GOODS CO.
436   Granville   Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
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salary to represent us during
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Vancouver  Edition
The Week
ft British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vancouver B. <S.
|»l. V.    No.
V
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908
 H The newly appointed execute Tourist tivo 0f the Tourist Assoeia-
(.ociation. tion with the beat of intentions, has not displayed very
ich worldly wisdom. It has allowed the
jsociation to be placed iu an invidious
.ition, and has invited public criticism
an arrangement which was sure to
woke thc opposition of the Real Estate
n. By common consent the personal
ment is eliminated fro many discussion
the subject. Mr. Cutkbsrt's work
;aks for itself and needs no eulogy. It
also probable that Mr. Cuthbert is the
t qualified of all available meu to carry
the work; but in sanctioning the dual
angement which has aroused so much
|tility the committee has antagonized
strongest business coterie in the City,
hout whose aid it is impossible for any
ilicity agency to be successful. The
tier has been dealt with upon too nar-
!/ gauge a principle. Just because the
y Council cut down the grant the As-
iation has sulked, and said in effect "all
lit, we will cut our coat according to
cloth,"  instead of showing a little
Iarprise and providing more cloth themes so that a decent garment could be
dueod. Victoria boasts of its commer-
1 prosperity in a time of adversity,
nts to its increased bank clearings, its
1 estate business, its building, ancl de-
res that it has felt the depression less
tt any other* city. If there is one word
truth in this The Week would like to
>w why many other cities such as Van-
rer, New Westminster ancl Kelson are
Ividing larger sums than ever for pub-
ty purposes, while the Tourist Asso-
ion of Victoria is meekly sitting down
reduced grant and proposes to run its
bf publicity agency with a half paid
[rotary. Such a retrograde policy is
to beget incredulity of our prosperity,
is calculated to bring the glowing pre-
■lions of the Tourist Association book-
into contempt. The only thing for
I Committee to do is to appoint the best
available, whether it be Mr. Cuthbert
[myone else, at a fair salary, to devote
whole of his business hours to the
I'k. Make him rustle for his salary,
instead of collecting subscriptions
in a few merchants and real estate men,
■he business centre of the City, let him
en the scope of his operations, espc-
ly, in the direction of the owners of
porty who after all benefit most largely
most directly from increased popula-
lu   addition  let   the   Committee
Indon the played-out policy of printing
umerable   costly   illustrated   booklets,
ich mainly benefit tho printing houses,
.'ligagc in an intelligent publicity cani-
Ign through the medium of the news-
.ers and magazines, on thc lines so
jessfully laid down by tht! best pub-
Ity advertisers in the world, the mein-
. of the Pacific Coast Advertisers' As-
ation. If Victoria cannot afford to
a living salary to a good Secretary
ad better go onl of the publicity busi-
>. The probability is that if Mr. Cuth-
, had been properly paid he would
|3r have ventured into the Ileal Estate
1, but the Committee has to deal with
situation as it is and unfortunately it
lealing with it on the narrow gauge
s whicli have too often characterized
toria public affairs, and which arc as
rofitablc as they aro unpopular.
iro
The local press has rendered a service in calling
attention to the slanderous
utterances of the Eev. Dr.
\. Crandall of Trinity Church, Min-
polis, and thc Rev. Dr. Fraser of Van-
■ical
Hderers.
■A. Cra
■ l ml is. a
EDITORIAL
couver. Tho AVeek fell foul of the latter
cleric last year when he distinguished
himself by some outrageous speeches iu
support of the Asciatic Exclusion League.
The Week pointed out then that Eraser
was an American citizen earning his living
in Vancouver, and taking Canadian money
to preach sedition. It seems that he is
still engaged in the same business, ancl
what The Week would like to know is
how a self-respecting Canadian Church
can allow such a slandering demagogue to
occupy its pulpit. In tho last issue it is a
matter for the congregation. Creatures
of the Crandall ancl Eraser type are simply hireling's who have no sense of decency or of shame, the breath of whose
very nostrils is sensationalism. No self-
respecting Canadian congregation can afford to tolerate the vagaries of these disloyal sedition mongers.
The Week is in receipt of
Post Office a letter signed "Citizen,''
Arrangements,    complaining of a new post
office regulation, affecting
the delivery of letters. If the writer had
taken the same trouble as The Week and
called on the Deputy Post Master he
would have obtained information which
Avould have satisfied him that the new
regulation is a reasonable one. The regulation requires that all letters mailed in
the City to persons residing in the City
shall be fully addressed, including the
street and number. "Citizen" complains
that letters to well known residents have
been delayed in consequence of this regulation, the explanation of the post office
authorities is in the judgment of The
Week perfectly satisfactory. A post
office sorting staff is not supposed to supply intelligence to make up for deficiency
in addresses, it may happen again as it
happened recently that a number of new
men join the staff; they cannot be expected
to know anything about old residents.
Further, merchants have got into a very
bad habit of simply addressing letters
"John Jones, City." Hundreds such
have been posted daily; it is sheer laziness,
on the part of their clerks, tlie Directory
would furnish the necessary information to
enable them to complete the address. The
main object of having streets named and
houses numbered is for the purpose of
ensuring particularity in address. The
public undoubtedly has had legitimate
grievances against the post office department and The Week has registered many
a kick on its own account, but in this,
matter it believes that "Citizen" is barking up the wrong tree, and that if delivery is to be prompt and satisfactory
letters should be addressed fully.
The Week heartily con-
How Not gratulates the management
To Do It. aml staff of the  Victoria
Daily Times 011 their energy and enterprise iu producing the mammoth edition of their paper published ou
Saturday, May 2nd, but why stultify their
own efforts and disgrace lhe city of Victoria with a full page of local and telegraphic news, more titling for a blood-
red Texan town, some twenty years ago,
than for the law-abiding city of Victoria I
'fhe chief objective in getting onl a seventy-six-page paper was, according to their
own announcement, for the purpose of advertising A'ictoria in near and distant
lands. The first items the outside reader
will look for are tbe local and telegraphic
Several subscribers to The
By Way Of Week have complained bc-
Explanation.     cause last issue contained a
word of commendation for
the Colonist, in respect of its discretion
in publishing the reports of the Garesche-
Carter case, and thinks that the action of
The Week portends an abandonment of
the critical attitude. ATo greater mistake
could be made, but the complainers forget that the strength of any criticism lies
in its justice, -and even the Colonist may
sometimes do the right thing, for Jove
occasionally nods. In this particular case
The AVeek is perfectly willing to bear its
share of whatever odium may attach to
endorsing the Colonist.
Talking
Secession.
A weekly publication whicli
shall be nameless has been
trying to gain a little cheap
notoriety by talking "Secession."   It is inconceivable that the editor
can have seriously weighed his words, for
although some editors will go far in their
search for the sensational it would bc uncharitable to suppose that any AVestern
editor would consciously undermine the
loyalty of his readers for the sake of a little
cheap sensationalism.   As a matter of fact,
Western Canadians are more deeply imbued with a sense of the value of British
Institutions than Eastern Canadians, and
are far less prone to give utterance to
seditious doctrines.    It is not so many
years since a well known Xova Scotian,
who has since attained to Cabinet rank,
held the blunderbuss of "Secession'' to the
head of the Dominion Government.    It is
little more than ten years since  ffonore
Mercicr did the same thing in Quebec.   Tt
is less than twenty years since lending politicians in Ontario, who today hold honoured positions in the Government or the
Senate, deliberately proposed Annexation
to the United Slates as the only solution
of Canada's financial problem.    Toronto
still boasts of one apostle of Annexation,
'Ali'. Ewart.    It has remained lor a Vancouver Militor to suggest, if not to advocate Secession if British Columbia does
not receive better treatment from Ottawa.
Of course Secession from the Union does
not necessarily mean Annexation  to the
United Stales, and the writer in question
may have visions of a Crown Colony, but
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news, in order to ske up life in Afictoria
and tho news appetite of Victorians. This
is the menu provided by the Times for
such readers:
Horrible crime at Lethbridge.
\\ nr impends in Central America.
Mystery of nude body on prairie.
.Engineer missing in dynamited train.
Suicides through Avorry over his son.
Railways raise freight rates.
Pawn-broker is hacked to death.
AVorkless army parades in A\7innipeg.
Etc, Etc'
What a glorious incentive to attract our
friends in, Eastern Canada and Great
Britain to settle in our midst! It is no
good telling them these blood-curdling
tragedies have no more to do with Victoria
than a tragedy iu St. Petersburgh has to
do with London, for the Times serves up
this offensive and nauseating dish on the
most prominent page in the paper, naturally the distant reader will imagine the
short story fiend's picture of Western life
is only too correct ancl will throw the
paper aside with the comment, "Thank
God!   I do not live in Victoria."
One Dollar Per Annum
it is only a mirage, since it is inconceivable that the Imperial Government would
be a party to the act of Secession, in which
case tliere could be no recognition of a
Crown Colony. Moreover the people of
British Columbia know a more excellent
way of securing their rights within the
four corners of the constitution, and as
loyal British subjects and loyal Canadians
they will pursue it. Ottawa is hearing
more and more every day of the Province
beyond the Rockies, and evidences are
accumulating' that before long its demands
will be recognized.
Now that the ratepayers of
Goldstream Victoria have had time to
Water. make themselves thoroughly
acquainted with Mr. Ashcroft's report, they are more than ever
convinced that the true solution of the
water problem lies in the acquisition of
Goldstream. On all hands one now hears
of acquiescence in this view, the only
difference of opinion being as to the price.
Mr. Ashcroft values the property of the
Esquimalt Waterworks Co., exclusive of
the Thetis Lake Works, at $800,000,
which is only about $100,000 more than
well known property owners who opened
up negotiations with the Company were
willing to give two years ago. The addition of $100,000 is not an unreasonable
increase, having regard to the growing
population of the City and suburbs. Y ictoria is simply duplicating the experience
of every city which has delayed the acquisition of public utilities. Gas, water and
light, administered under franchises, become more valuable every year in a growing community, and if $700,000 was not
an unreasonable figure for the holdings of
the Esquimalt Co. two years ago, then
$S00,000 is not excessive today. If the
City could acquire all these holdings with
Thetis Lake added for a round $1,000,000
it would make an excellent bargain. Delays are proverbially dangerous, delay in
the present instance has already cost the
City a large sum in litigation and a substantial addition to the purchase price of
the property. Further delay might have
an even worse result. The City might
have more difficult people to deal with
than the Directors of the E. W. Co. One
thing is certain, whenever the City does
acquire water rights ancl establish a proper water system there must be no competition. It must own and control an adequate supply for all time. It is possible
that Air. Ashcroft's report may have an
unexpected effect in addition to showing
lhe City Council where it stands in the
matter, it may open the eyes of other
people to the possibilities of a great enterprise which cannot too quickly bc secured.
The A'ictoria Colonist, unwanted a der the impulse of one of
Geography. its patronizing moods, compliments Rudyard Kipling
for saying some very pretty things about
Victoria nnd Vancouver Island, but remarks that he ought to buy a geography,
because in his last letter he says that Vancouver Island is abuut the size of Great
Britain. The Colonist then proceeds to
correct the Laureate of the Empire ami
seriously to remind him that the area of
Greal Britain is about 8ff,000 square
miles while that of Vancouver Island is
only 16,000, nnd winds up by saying: "It
is best to tell the truth." The Colonist
may perhaps be pardoned foi' forgetting
[hal ihis error wns Erst mnde in its own
editorial columns, more thnn a year ago,
when it made use of the very same phrase
as is now probably copied from its editorial by Kipling. It is best to tell the
truth'   the whole truth. THE WEKK, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908.
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"Mikado" at the Victoria Theatre. I
have recently been reminded by an
esteemed contemporary that amateur
performances should never be criticised. With this dictum 1 do no_
agree, because it is a poor compliment
to tnosc taking part, on the other
hand it is obviously unfair to measure
the performance of amateurs by the
professional standard. The worst
that can bc said about the work of
the Victoria Amateur Society is that
it was "amateurish."' There was plenty of talent, the singing of the chorus
was excellent, indeed far above the
average of any professional company;
the singing of the principals was on
the whole satisfactory. The weakness
lay in the speaking parts and in the
stage management, lt is admittedly
difficult to train amateurs to speak
loudly and distinctly and several of
the most important parts were marred
by this defect. Perhaps the greatest
sinner was Mr. Fetch, who could not
bc heard beyond the footlights. Several of the ladies also who sang well
talked badly.
The other defect, that of stage management, was unfortunately, very
much in evidence, time and again
those taking part did uot know where
to stand, how to group themselves,
or what to do when they were on the
stage; and towards thc end of the
second act the whole of the chorus
stood mute while the orchestra played the accompaniment and then left
the stage hurriedly. Thc performance suffered a little from lack of
"go," at times it was deadly dull, and
all because the players were acting
more like puppets than beings of flesh
and blood.
Having said t hisl think I can honestly say that thc worst has been told
of the performance, lt was an ambitious project to attack Gilbert and
Sullivan's masterpiece without any
professional aid, and it was impossible
for. me at any rate to obliterate memories of Geo. Grossmith, Rosina
Brandram, Rutland Barrington, Temple, Courtice Pounds and many other
classic performers of the most popular of all the Savoy operas. Undoubtedly the honors of the evening
were carried off by Mr. Criddle, whose
make up was perfect and who of all
the players was the only one to catch
the Gilbertian atmosphere. Mr. Criddle is an artist, it is the first time I
have seen him perform, I trust it will
not be the last; he has an ideal voice
for the part of Ko Ko, and if the
Victoria Amateur Society want to
score a real success they might do
worse next season than . put on the
"Yeoman of the Guard" with Mr.
Criddle as the Jester.
The next honors fell to Miss Winifred Lugrin, whose singing was "admirable, but whose acting and speaking will no doubt improve with practice. Her singing of "The Moon and
I," and also in the quartette "Brightly Dawns our Wedding Day" left
nothing to be desired, and by common consent Miss Lugrin is a valuable acquisition to the ranks of the
local amateurs.
Mr. C. W. Rhodes was very amusing and diverting as Pooh Bah, but
he was not Pooh Bah, nor even his
fifty-first cousin. Perhaps he was
aiming at a new creation in which
case his efforts were altogether admirable, but theatre-goers have so
long been accustomed to a traditional
Pooh Bah that only those who have
not seen the Opera by a London
Company would bc able to reconcile
themselves to the new rendering.
With all respect 1 venture to think
that Mr. Geo. Phillips would have
filled the part better.
That brings me to Mr. Phillips'
own performance as Pish Tush. It
was excellent in every respect, and
hc raised a subordinate part into a
prominent position. Mr. Phillips'
rich voice was invaluable, especially
in the quartette, which received a
triple enchore, and he was at once the
most natural and convincing player
on the stage.
Mr. Petch sang the music of Nanki
Poo splendidly, his beautiful clear
tenor voice being a treat to listen to,
but his acting left much to be desired.
Mrs. Jas. Harvey scored a decided
success as Katisha, she has a fine
stage presence and a good voice, and
is not nervous.
The two minor parts of Pitti Sing
and Peep Bo were admirably rendered by Miss E. Lugrin and Mrs. Bas-
sett, the title part was played in an
impressive manner by Mr. Godfrey
VV. Booth, without whose valuable assistance no amateur performance
would bc complete.
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Personal.
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Social and        *
if
J Airs.   E.   Day  of  Duncans  was in
|iwn  last  week.
* *
J Mr.   George  Cambell   and  son  of
fancouver are visitors in the city.
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J Mrs.  Brady  of  Golden  is  visiting
ler daughter, Mrs. 0. M. Jones.
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Mr. C. S. Birch of Saanich came in
pr the golf tournament.
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' Dr. O. M. Jones has returned from
' trip to thc Upper Country.
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Mr.   W.   Ward  of  Seattle  was  in
Victoria on business.
Sir William Armstrong was a guest
It Price's hotel during the week.
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The Bridge Club met this week at
lie residence of Mrs. Ker.
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Mr.  R.  L. Morse of Seattle spent
he latter part of last week in Vic-
Dria.
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Captain   Smythe  was   a   guest   of
lir. W. E. Oliver at Cowichan Lake
list week.
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Mr. O'Farrell came down from the
ke last week, where he enjoyed some
xccllent fishing.
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Mr.   Lloyd   Hall  of  Vancouver  is
■ie guest of Mr. W. Blakemore, Cook
Veet.
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Mr.  A.  W.  Vowell and Mr.  Ash-
awn  Green  left  for  the  North  by
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Mr. James Lawson, Mrs. J. H. Law
tin and the Misses Lawson spent last
laturday in Seattle.
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Mrs.    Spicer-Simpson    and    Mrs.
jaynes-Reed were in  Seattle during
|ie week.
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Mrs.   Hyde-Parker   of   Crofton   is
gie guest of Tyrlohitt-Drake, Pleas-
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Colonel and Mrs. Wolfenden leave
Ihortly on a six months trip to the
hid Country.
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Miss  Beatrice  Gaudin  is  expected
Iome shortly for a two months' holi-
lay.
■ *   *   *
j Mrs. Fleet Robertson gave a small
J_a this week in honour of the visit-
lig Americans.
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J Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gillesoie
lave purchased a very pretty bunga-
Inv on the Truuth estate.
* *   *
_ Miss Elsie Bullen and Miss Holmes
Irrived from Honolulu the latter part
If  last  week  after  a  two  months'
loliday.
1 *   *   *
I The engagement of Miss Kathleen
Jcirchoffer of Brandon and Mr. Bowler has just been announced. The
Tedding    takes    place    early    next
kugust.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Janion left on
six   months   holiday.   Mr.   Janion
vill spend some    time    in    the Old
Country, while Mrs. Janion will visit
fer sister in Southern California.
* w   w
The house owned by Mr. Bodwell
Jituated next to his own residence on
Rockland avenue, has been kindly put
y him at the disposal of the visiting
olfers.
* *   *
The  marriage  of  Mr.   Basil  Prior
,.nd   Miss  Noel   Moresby   both  well
known   in  Victoria,  was   solemnized
Jit the Holy Trinity church, Seattle,
■by   the   Rev.   H.   Gowen,   last   Saturday.   The affair was very quiet. Mr
ind Mrs. Prior, after spending a few
jveeks in the Sound cities, will return
lo Victoria,
* *   *
,  Among the numerous visiting golfers are: Mrs. Koehler, Mrs. Thome,
..Irs.   Carstens,   Mrs.   Lindsay,   Miss
Flanders, Mrs. W. B. Ayer, Mrs. Hurley,   Mrs.   Wyekoff,   Miss  Koehler,
Mrs. Bailey, Mr. George Welch, Cap-
lain  Lynn,  Mr.  J.   H.  P.  Voorhies,
ir. A. Winston, Mr. C. S. Lindsay,
/Ir. C. B. Hurley, Mr. E. F. Blaine,
Mr.  C.   D.    Stimson,    Rear-Admiral
|*3urwell,  Lieut.  Wvekoff,  Mr.  F.  R.
■/an Tuyl, Mr. G. L. Ide and others.
* »   *
On Tuesday last Mrs. Piggott made
. most charming hostess at  Bridge.
[\mong  the  numerous  guests  were:
Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Grahame, Mrs.
Courtney, Mrs. Rismuller, Mrs. Brett,
ilrs. Heyland, Mrs. Trving, Mrs. Gau-
tfn,    Mrs.    Coles,    Mrs.    Ker,   Mrs.
Pierce, Mrs. Durand, Mrs. Love, Mrs.
Matson, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. King,
.Irs. Gibb, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. Tye.
■ The decorations on the tea table
ionsisted of a large bowl of pink car-
liations and ferns, surrounded by
Ismaller vases of narcissus. The
■prizes were won by Mrs. Rismuller
land Mrs. Tye.
Mrs. Piggot's Five Hundred party
on Wednesday afternoon was a very
jolly affair. Pink carnations were in
profusion and artistically arranged on
the refreshment table. Among those
present were Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. W.
S. Gore, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs.
Griffiths, Mrs. Little, Mrs. A. Piggott,
Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. Arbuthnot,
Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Hind, Mrs. Love,
Mrs. Crosse, Mrs. C. Roberts, Mrs.
Rochester, Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Bigger-
staff Wilson, Mrs. Brown and Miss
Brown, Mrs. C. Todd, Mrs. Spratt,
Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Blackwood, Miss
Rochester,  Mrs.  Herman  Robertson.
* *   *
Mrs. Troupe, Esquimalt Road, gave
a very enjoyable card party last week
in honour of her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Roy Troupe.
The tea table was sweetly arranged
with cherry blossoms and maiden hair
fern.
Among the guests were: Mrs.
Spratt, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs.
Holmes, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. James, Mrs. Matthews,
Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Matson, Mrs.
Savage, Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Cleland,
Miss Holmes, Mrs. Gaudin, Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Innes, Mrs. Courtney, Mrs.
Coles, Mrs. Arbuthnot, Mrs. Wasson,
Mrs. Bullen, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Gibb,
Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. Tye, Mrs. But
chart, Miss Butchart, Miss Arbuthnot and others.
* *   *
"All a Mistake."
What promises to be the coming
play as well as one of the social
functions of*1 the season, is the highly
successful farcical comedy, "All a
Mistake," one of W. C. Parker's best
and most popular pieces, which will
bc given in the Institute Hall, View
street, on Wednesday, May 20. This
play will appeal to the mirth-loving
public as it is irresistibly funny and
extremely clever, and will undoubtedly attract a large audience, not only
for its own merits but for the worthy
object (the Seamen's Institute) for
which it is in aid. Following is the
programme:
Cast of Characters:
Capt.   Obadiah   Skinner,   a   retired
sea   captain   and   a   zealous   but
mistaken matchmaker. .Mr. Jephson
Lieut. Geo. Richmond, his nephew
(who mixes up things generally)
 Mr. Cecil Berkeley
Richard Hamilton, a country gentleman with an enquiring mind..
 Mr. George McCurdy
Ferdinand Lighthead, an exquisite,
with a weakness for matrimony
"Dontyerknow"..Mr. Jack Heyland
Nellie    Richmond,    George's    wife
(under difficulties)   	
  Miss Vivyen Bolton
Nellie  Huntingdon, a too obliging
friend, who thereby causes many
amusing complications   	
    Miss Netta Heyland
Cornelia    (Nellie)    Skinner,    Oba-
deah's sister, a sweet young thing
of forty-six   	
 Miss Suseth Blackwood
Nellie Mclntyre, the chamber maid
who has a taste for burnt cork
and palsy 'me steady"   	
 Miss Ethel  Browne
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On Optimism.
"Yet I doubt not through the ages,
One unceasing purpose runs,
And the thoughts of men are widened
With the process of the suns."
Thc truth expressed in these lines
from Tennyson, is the fundamental
basis of pure optimism. In them two
truths are enunciated, the permanence
of divine control, and the assurance
of human progress. A belief in the
former is the condition of attaining
the latter. The only thing which
keeps men sane is the conviction that
this world is not at the mercy of any
human or demoniac power, but that
"There  is  a  Providence that shapes
our ends,
"Rough hew them how we will."
It is only when men have lost this
conviction that they have given way
to temporary insanity, which seeks an
outlet in oceans of blood. The restraint imposed by a firm belief in
Providential oversight keeps life
sweet and chains the iconoclast. The
fury which finds vent in bloody revolution is not all unreasoning, but it
lacks faith. So long as men believe
in their hearts that things will come
right in the end, that clouds will pass,
that truth and justice must prevail
over error and corruption, so long
will they "rather bear the ills they
havc than fly to others that they know
of"; but in society as in individual
cases the pressure sometimes becomes
too great; the continuance of oppression too unendurable, the persistence
of wrong doing too brazen; the clinging to hope too desperate. Then the
flood gates give way, and in the obscurity of their belief in Divine control, men seek to remedy the ills they
find it so hard to endure.
The belief in an over-ruling Providence is the germ idea of all religious conviction. It may not be demonstrable to the intellect of man but
it has filtered into his heart. Its
acceptance involves the recognition
of a faculty no longer denied even by
the scientists, which expresses itself
in the exercise of faith. It is very
popular nowadays to declare that
faith without works is dead, an obvious truth, but a very misleading one
without its counterpart. It is perhaps natural that in a materialistic
age works should count for so much,
and it is in a spirit of justice that we
demand practical evidence of a man's
sincerity in consistency of conduct,
and charitable exercises. But many
teachers exalt the merit of doing
above the spirit which prompts it, and
lose sight of the fact that works
which do not spring from faith are
profitless, at any rate to the doer.
It is the great regenerative forces behind human oenduct which count, and
more than one profound thinker has
diagnosed the disease of the twentieth century as lack of religious conviction.
it is not necessary in support of
such a contention to recount the illustrations furnished by the press of
the world to show that the age in
which we live is both too material and
too mercenary; to show that selfishness and cruelty abound; to show that
immorality is rife in all sections of
society, but especially in high places;
to show that the churches have for
the moment lost their grip on the people, and that the so-called teachers
of religion are "blind leaders of the
blind."
Some of the keenest and most competent observers of society are convinced that without shedding of blood
there will be no remission of these
sins, and that the horrors of the
French Revolution will be repeated in
the New World. Such a student remarked to me only today that the
present apostasy of the race from
"things that are just and true and of
good report" could only be redeemed
by plague, pestilence, famine, or the
the sword. He declared that in making such a prediction he was not giving utterance to a pessimistic view
but was simply applying the -lessons
of history to the elucidation of present  day problems.
The venerable Bishop Cridge whilst
not expressing any such view, still
endorses the opinion that lack of religious conviction is a true explanation of the decadence of morality. His
letter in current issue is worthy of
careful study. The condition of human society today is the occasion of
most serious reflection to all sober-
minded men who stop to think, and
in the increasing antagonism between
capital and labour and more especially
between the rich and the poor, one
realizes possibilities which if not diverted might easily lead to a twentieth century "debacle."
It is not in times of prosperity that
the greatest dangers which threaten
society are manifest, but in times of
continued adversity, the prolonged
test of endurance is apt to strain to
the breaking point, and the primitive savagery of the race to assert
itself. The forces of civilization have
not changed human nature one jot,
they have simply controlled its forces.
But for the restraints which social
conventions have imposed for the
protection of its members, the primal
passions of man would vent themselves as freely as they did thousands of years ago.
There is no more restraint in the
burning and butchery of a Parisian,
a St. Petersburg.., or a Chicago mob
than there was among the hordes of
savages who clubbed each other in
prehistoric times. The restraints of
civilization are more or less artificial
as they are wholly conventional. They
serve as a rule but they break down
in emergenci :s.
It needs more than a belief in the
influence and advantages of civilization to preserve a man's optimism in
face of the wrong doing and oppression which at times become intolerable. Since the intincts of the race are
only moulded, but never eradicated, by social convention it
follows that the influence to control them must also bc permanent
and must derive its force from outside of these; which brings us back
to the Laureate's profound and inspired teaching, and back to the creed
of the venerable Bishop, for they are
one in teaching that pessimism can
have no place in the mind of the sane
because in spite of the jumble and
contrariness of human affairs, there
is an "unceasing purpose." It springs
not from the mind of man, and is
unaffected by his vagaries; it is independent of his acquiesence as it is
indifferent to his hostility. It forms
the only solid ground for pure optimism, it has appeared to some as
"An awful rose of dawn,"
and those  who have  seen it cannot
forget the vision revealed by
"The   light   which   never   was   on
land or sea."
Correspondence.
Marifield, 30th April, 1908.
To the Editor of The Week.
Dear Sir,—On Sunday afternoon a
distinguished sojourner amongst us
called to tell me of passages of an
anti-Christian character in your last
issue which had caused him surprise.
I did not see the paper itself till Tuesday and was myself surprised to find
in your columns not only a report of
Dr. Campbell's declamations against
Jesus as Son of God but the reporter's warm approval and admiration of the same added.
While, as one of your readers, I
cannot but think this goes beyond the
bounds of legitimate reporting, but
rather makes your paper a quasi-
leader in an offensive movement
shocking to the Christian body at
large, I would rather ask you, as a
brother with me in the ruined family
of mankind, to receive in good part
a few words as to the terrible issue
involved, as it appears to me, in this
attack on the Christian faith.
To deny Jesus to be thc Son of
God, sent by God to suffer for our
sins, the just and for the unjust, that
He might bring us to God, is essentially the sin of Satan, his rival in
the sovereignty over mankind; and for
us to follow Him in this denial is
his temptation who is the Spirit that
now worketh in the children of disobedience. The issue is an affair of
the two kingdoms and not only the
resulting duty of fair dealing between
man and men. To deny Christ therefore as Son of God is treason against
Him who is ordained by God to be
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Whereas the issue in the passage
referred to is that Jesus lived and
died in a purely human capacity working as a mere Socialist and with but
one. end in view,, |hat every man may
have a fair chance to succeed in the
present life and that if this end is not
achieved he died in vain. The New
Testament scriptures are alone the
source of information of what Jesus
did and taught and anything (I need
not tell you) more opposed to both
cannot well be conceived. Both by-
precept and example He taught that
by suffering and loss and death (if
needs be) alone was the devil to be
overcome and the kingdom of heaven
obtained.
Whence then comes this false dealing with those records but from the
inspiration of that spirit whom our
Lord declares to be a liar and the
father of it? I do believe the unhappy leader pf men referred to,
hounding them on against the Son
of God, to be so inspired; for inspired he certainly seems to be, but
not by the spirit of truth.
I will only add as the highest authority for the truth of what I say the
very last words which the Son of
God now so earnestly pleading with
men to turn to God will speak to the
wicked in the last day,—
"Depart from me, ye cursed, into
the eternal fire prepared for the Devil
and  his angels."
Your brother,
EDWARD CRIDGE.
The Ham Tree.
"The Ham Tree" is one of those
attractions which we occasionally get
which absolutely commands attention.
It has no purpose beyond amusing an
audience to the full limit for two
hours and a half, but in this instance
it performs its mission. The dialogue of the stars and the work of
the chorus alone are sufficient to
make the offering one of the most
signal successes in its line, while in
addition there arc a half-dozen
mighty interesting members of the
supporting company, not to mention
Belle Gold, who, with the other good
ones, made the town sit up and look
about, last year. This advice is sound.
Go and see "The Ham Tree." Unless you are hopelessly liverish you
will be as much as 99 per cent perfectly delighted.
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We have just received an importation of the very newest creations
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styles which will be used exclusively in the fashionable centres of
Europe for the coming season. Many of the styles are exquisite
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Here are a few sizes and some prices:
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Price   $3.50
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A late addition in the Furniture
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James Bay Ball.
|On May tlie 14th tlie Committee of
James Bay Athletic Association,
which such extensive preparations
e  been  made  will  take  place  at
Empress Hotel.    Those who at-
|ided the opening ball do not require
be told of the special advantages
a dance which exist at the Em-
ess.   On  that occasion  the  rooms
e no doubt overcrowded which led
a   little   difficulty   in   thc   supper
am, but thc James Bay Committee
Ive wisely restricted the number of
|oplc to three hundred in order that
comfort of the guests shall  not
interfered    with.   An    elaborate
pper is being provided which will
elude wine, and will  be  served  in
luxurious   palm   garden.     Miss
liain's well   known   orchestra   has
len engaged and will play the most
l-to-date  New  York    dance music,
lie arrangements arc in the hands of
{committee of ladies whose person-
is a guarantee that everything will
conducted both satisfactorily and
pcessfully.
The proceeds  of  the ball  will  be
loted to the fund now being raised
(send crews to represent the J. B.
IA, at the next meet of the North
pific Association, and therefore ev-
lover of athletics in Victoria will
a pleasure in contributing.   The
|.A.A. has a glorious past, to which
numerous valuable trophies which
fcrn   the   walls   of   the   club-house
Ir eloquent testimony.    The com-
|tee is working to maintain this en-
ble   record,   which   reflects   credit
only on the club but on the city.
Ere   are   still   a   few   tickets   left
Ich may be obtained at Hibben &
I's, the Victoria Book and Station-
Challoner & Mitchell's, or Mrs.
ponson's.
fhe  Ladies'  committee  having all
arrangements in charge consists
I Mrs.  James   Harvey,   Miss   Sehl,
Is.   Herman   Robertson,  Mrs.   Ris
muller, Mrs. Carew Gibson, and Mrs.
Charles E. Wilson.
Empress Theatre.
For the first half of next week the
Empress has a list of pictures that
will prove attractive to every one.
People like to laugh and they will
never have a better opportunity.
"A Follower of Women" has a
weakness for the fair sex and his
numerous flirtations end disastrously
for him.
"The Tenacious Cat" possess the
proverbial nine lives and after numerous attempts to kill it, the owner
the poor man nearly dies trying to
In "Ten Wives to One Husband"
the poor man nearly d ietsrying to
escape from the women.
"Man, Hat and Cocktail" is a side
splitter and one of the best comics
seen  here.
"Ten Minutes in Indo-Chiiia" is an
interesting picture of native life.
Mrs. Joseph will sing "When the
Winter Days Are Over."
The children will have their special
matinees on Wednesday and Saturday as usual.
Westward Ho!
Bonnycastle Dale, whose illustrated
nature studies in Westward Ho! have
attracted considerable atention, has
in the May issue a timely article on
the American Navy, being the result
of his recent visit to thc Bremerton
Navy Yard, where he secured several
line pictures of the battleships for the
magazine. In fiction the contents for
thc month include "The Widow of
Baalbek," by A. N. St. John-Mildmay;
"Joe and Ailccn," by Arthur Davies;
"The Second Claim," by Billee Glynn;
"The Trials of Three," by G. A. Russell; "Thc Brain-Storm," by L. McLeod Gould; "A Hero of the Plains,"
by Charles Doran, and the concluding
chapters of Clive Phillips Wolley's
powerful serial "Shakmut." The editor
this month has taken Winston
Churchill for his sketch in his interesting department "Men I Have Met."
Howland Hoadley tells the story of
Vancouver's new playground — the
North Arm, while Rinaldo M. Hall
deals in an interesting manner with
Portland's Rose Carnival, illustrated.
The publishers announce that the
June issue will, bc a "Homeseekers
Number," the leading feature being a
full sec*ion of sixteen pages of halftone pictures covering the principal
districts of Britisli Columbia.
A Well-Planned Career.
We do not know that Mr. Winston
Churchill has ever avowed an ambition to become the American Balzac,
but there is a curious symmetry in
his literary career which suggests the
possibility of a far-reaching plan. Beginning with "Richard Carvel," he
evidently set himself to the representation of certain important epochs in
American history. "The Crisis," dealing with the period of the Civil War,
and "The Crossing," which pictured
the westward development of the
United States, completed a trilogy
which fairly represented the most important moments in the first one hundred years of our history as a nation.
This was in itself a scheme of some
magnitude, but Mr. Churchill followed it up with "Coniston," in which
he set forth a typical example of the
political development of the country
immediately after thc Civil War. Up
to this point hc had never dealt with
a strictly modern theme except in his
first book, "The Celebrity," which
was, so to speak, a mere by-product
and had no special relation with the
rest of his work.
Now comes the news that his new
book, "Mr. Crewe's Career," which is
to bc published this spring, is a story
of the present day and has for its
background the political life of a gen
eration succeeding that of "Coniston."
Primarily, of course, it is a story of
character, as all of Mr. Churchill's
books have been, and the "love interest" is said to have received rather
more attention than in some of his
earlier novels. But, secondarily, "Mr.
Crewe's Career" is to be an exposition of the political game as it is
played today. Without doubt Mr.
Churchill, who is of an observing turn
of mind, has found plenty of material
in his own experience as a candidate
for the governorship of New Hampshire. The fact that he is receiving
his full share of abuse in certain New
England newspapers indicates that he
has fairly qualified as a political expert and that he has become a factor
in the politics of his slate. If only
he has "let himself go" in his new
book, "Mr. Crewe's Career" may be
expected to furnish an amount of
amusement and instruction greater
than tliat afforded by any of his
stories of the past.
Ecclcstone Mackay, Virne Shcard, S.
A. White, Albert E. S. Smythe, Lloyd
Roberts and James P. Havcrson.
The Canadian Magazine.
The Canadian Magazine for May is
an unusually strong number. First
place is given to an article entitled
"The Japanese in British Columbia,"
by Margaret Eadie Henderson, which
just now every Canadian should read.
Apparently Miss Henderson has written from first-hand knowledge, and
she certainly has a good opinion of
the Japanese. There is also a fine
semi-historical sketch by Dr. Louis
Frechette. It is a story, in fact, but
a true story. Other interesting contributions arc: "Glimpses of Canada
in 1769," by Ida Burwash; "Grant and
the Nation," by Elsie Rcford; "Lake
Louise," by Fred. Lockley; "The
Drama in Canada," by Frederic Robson; "Thc Cradle of Scottish Liberty," by Jean Blewett; some good
short   stories   and   poems  by   Isabel
Some of the leading Socialists of
the English-speaking nations arc not
exactly poor "comrades." George
Bernard Shaw, playwright and author,
has an income exceeding $100,000,
and is not inclined to turn it over to
the cause. Mr. llyndman is a succes-
ful speculator. Mr. Wells makes a
fair income, though not to be classed
among the wealthy, like Mr. Hunter
of New York, of recent notoriety,
who is a millionaire .some ten times
over, if report runs  true.
PUBLIC   HOSPITAL   POR   THE
INSANE.
Notice
10  Architects.—Competitive
Designs.
The Government ot British Colombia
Invite the Architects of British Columbia to submit competitive designs of a
Public Hospital for tlio Insane, which
it is proposed to orect nt Coquitlam,
Bltuated near New Westminster, B.C.
The designs, accompanied by specifications, reports and estimates of cost,
nml  superscribed,  "Design,  Public Hos-
.).).).).).). 1.).).) CeC'shrdlu
pital for the Insane," and addressed to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works, will be received up to noon
of Tuesday, the 30th  June,  WOS.
The designs, specifications, reports and
estimates of cost shall have no distinguishing mark or motto, thc author's
name being enclosed in a blank sealed
envelope securely attached to the design
submitted.
The design shall be adjudicated upon
by an Architect practising outside the
Province, to be selected by tho Government, after the 30th June,  1008.
The design placed lirst by the Adjudicator shall receive a premium of
$700, and tlie one placed second, a premium of $1,00,
The Government Is not bound to erect
the building from any of the designs
submitted.
If tlio design awarded lirst place ls
accepted, the premium referred to above
shall bo Included In tbe professional fee
paid to the architect.
Printed conditions governing the competition can be obtained by bona llde
competitors upon application to the undersigned.
F, C. OAMBLB,
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 7th May, 11108.
May ll THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908.
Sporting
Comment.
for a weekly paper to publish this
class of news, otherwise I would do
so, but I think if an effort was made
that it would not be hard for the
scores to be obtained.
This  afternoon    will    witness  thc
first baseball match of the season and
I  sincerely hope  that  the  lovers  of
good clean sport will show their appreciation   by   turning   out   in   large
numbers.    For   the   lirst  match   the
locals will stack up against the Im-
perators of Seattle.   This is a semi-
professional  nine that has been  got
together to  advertise  a well  known
brand   of   United   States  cigars   and
included in  thc players are some of
the  best  outside  the  regular  league
teams.    So  far  thc  locals  h.avc  not
been heard from, but from personal
observation J. am free to state that it
will   have   to   be   an   extremely   fast
combination  that will  beat  them.   1
admit   that   already   "knockers"   are
busy, but I will always give a team
an opportunity to show their calibre
before condemning them and the locals are showing good class.    Much
of the    adverse    criticism   has been
hurled  at  them  from  the  fact  that
some of the Victoria born boys have
not managed to catch their place, but
despite  this  the  team  can  certainly
be said to be a Victoria one.   I admit that with one or two exceptions
the majority of the players are strangers to the fans but a careful investigation will show that the great majority have been residing in this city
for several months.   In view of the
fact that  some  severe  criticism  has
been handed out I take this opportunity   to   deal   with   the   respective
players who will form the team this
afternoon.    For catcher, the team is
depending on Robertson, with Crocker as reserve.   The former is a native  son,  while  the  latter  has  been
residing in this city for the past six
months.    Blackbourne   will    do   the
pitching with Surplice in reserve. The
former   is  too  well   known   for  any
comment.   The latter hails from Toronto ancl has been working for Dickson  and  Howes since  last  October.
Burnes is stationed at first and is an
old   Victorian.     Kirkbride   while   a
stranger, can    properly   be   called a
Victorian.    He has been residing iu
Victoria   for   about   twelve   months
and has rented a house and intends
to make his home in this city. Plum-
mer at short-stop is another stranger.
I admit that he decided to locate in
this city through the influence of the
baseball club, but when I state that
hc   has  already  opened a shop and
has men working for hi.m, I think he
can be called a Victorian.   On third
we have another stranger, in Laing.
At present he is out of work but he
has  decided  to    make    Victoria his
home and is only waiting for something to turn up.   In the outfield McConnell is an old-time favorite. Bla-
ncy made his debut in Victoria baseball  last  spring and  has  resided  in
the city ever since, so 1 think he can
be  called a Victorian.   Watlett, like
Blaney, made his first appearance in
Victoria baseball  many months ago,
playing  his  first  game  in  1906, and
for  nearly  a  year  he  has  been  employed with B. Williams & Co. This
I think will convince the most exacting critic that it is a Victoria team
and as such should receive the support of all Victorians.    I pointed out
last  week  that  it  was  necessary  to
have  good support if the team was
to be maintained and 1 again urge the
sport-loving  population   of  this   city
to turn out and give thc players tlie
encouragement  that  is  necessary  to
make a successful team.    The game
this afternoon will bc played at Oak
Bay ancl will start sharp at 3 o'clock
in order that thc visitors may catch
the boat for Seattle.
I called the turn when I picked the
Calgary team to beat the Ladysmith
aggregation and I think that at present they can just about beat any
team in this province. From all accounts they have a good team but I
think that should a team selected from
all 1.1. C. be sent after their scalp it
would hang at their belts on the return. I have no desire to detract
from their victory and I offer them
my hearty congratulations.
I attended the A.O.U.W. hall on
Tuesday evening in answer to advertisements that a boxing contest
for the light weight championship of
B. C. would take place and to tell the
honest truth I wasted the time. It
was the first attempt of the Provincial Professional Athletic Association
to conduct a contest and if that is
the best that can be done I hope it
is the lats. I realize that Victorians
like the game, but they do not like
getting buncoed and this was what
was handed out on Tuesday evening.
A main event and two preliminaries
were advertised but no class was
shown in any of these bouts. The
first was between a long shadow and
a chunky Scotchman. The latter
knew absolutely nothing of the'game
and received a good beating. The
second was stopped in the third of
what was to have been a six-round
contest. But it was the main event
that capped the climax. The principals in this event wcre Merrifield of
Victoria and Brady of St. Louis and
where they got an idea they could
light is hard to understand. Neither
has any license to enter a prize ring
and they would both do better handling a pick and shovel. I do not
blame the Commissioners for refusing permits for contests of this kind.
If I am informed correctly and I
obtained my information from one
who, if, he don't know should know,
(Continued on Page Seven.
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A   Magnificent   Musical   Comedy
Novelty.
Prices—soc, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
Box Office opens 10 a.m. Friday,
May 8th, Mail orders will receive
their usual attention.
Last week I called attention to the
fact that neither of the local daily
papers were publishing the results of
the games in the Northwest Baseball
League and as yet I have failed to see
any improvement. During the week
I have received many expressions of
approval of my course and I hope
that it will not be long before some
effort is made to obtain these scores.
Many Victorians are interested in
these results and I venture to say
that cither of the local papers would
sell several more copies if they contained the scores.    It is not the place
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ADVANCED VAUDEVILLE
Matinees (any part of houie)....10e
Evenings, Balcony   , 10«
Lowar Floor lte
Baxes    tie
Matinees
Every Afternoon
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8 and 9.15
WEEK MAY n.
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Manacamant af HOST. JAMIESON.
THE SEVEN SAMOIS
Rapid Fire Acrobats.
MACKS,  HART  and  LA  MAR,
Rural Sketch
"Cythnia's Visit."
HALE and CORBIN
Trans-Atlantic Banjoists.
BETTY SHOLZ
Violinist.
THE EARL SISTERS
Singing,   Dancing   and   Character
Change.
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"The  Southern  Rose."
NEW MOVING PICTURES
"The Runaway Horse."
"Touring the Country."
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EMPRESS
THEATRE
NOTICE TO CONTBACTORS.
Appleton Road—Saanich District.!
SEALED     TENDERS,     superscril
"Tenders  for  Appleton  Road,"  will I
received  by  the  Honourable  the  Ch]
Commissioner of Lands and Works,
to noon of the 15th day of May,  _'
for the construction of a piece of
through   Section   45,   Victoria   DistrJ
known as the Appleton Road.
Plans, specifications and form of
tract, may be seen at the office of
undersigned, Lands and Works Depa
ment, Victoria, B.C., on and after M^
day, the 4th of May next.
Each tender must be accompanied I
an accepted bank cheque, or eertifle
of deposit, on a Chartered Bank of t
nada, made payable to the Honoural
the Chief Commissioner, in the sumf
$100, which shall be forfeited if t
party tendering decline or neglect I
enter into contract when called ui|
to do so.
The cheques of unsuccessful tenderl
will be returned to them upon the exe|
tion of the contract.
The successful tenderer will be
quired to furnish a bond himself 1
two securities, satisfactory to lhe Hi
ourable tlie Chief Commissioner, in I
sum of $300 each, for the due ful|
ment of the work contracted for to
satisfaction of the Honourable the Chi
Commissioner. Upon the execution r
the contract the cheque of the contra
tor will be returned. 1
Tenders will not be considered unl|
made   out  on   the   forms   supplied  i
signed with the actual signature of
tenderer.
The lowest or any tender not necl
sarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works lEnginJ
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 29th April, 1908.
May 9
SKEENA DISTRICT.
REV.  D.   BRUCE  MACDONALD,
M.A., LL.D.
Principal.
Government and Johnston Sts.
MOVING PICTURES—
A Follower of Women
Tenacious Cat,
Ten Wives to One Husband,
Man Hat and Cocktail,
Ten Minutes in Indo-China.
ILLUSTRATED SONGS—
Mrs. Nettie Joseph, Vocalist.
When the Winter Days are Over.
Programme changed every Monday
and Thursday. Daily, 2.00 to 5.30;
7.00 to 10.30 p.m.
ADMISSION TEN CENTS
Children's  Matinee   Wednesday  and
Saturday, Five Cents.
Ferry, Copper City, Skeena River.1
IN ACCORDANCE with Chapter [
R.S.B.C., 1897, "Ferries Act," the G|
ernment of Britisli Columbia Invite
plications for a charter for a ferryl
ply across the Skeena River at what|
known as Copper City, situated at
end of the Kitamat Waggon Roi
about 1,200 feet, more or less, be|
the mouth of Copper River.
Applications will  b8 received by
Hon. the Chief Commissioner up to 1
including the 30th day of May, 1908.1
The limits of the ferry shall ext|
for a distance of two miles above 1
two miles below said point,
The  charter will  cover a period
pirlng on the 30th June, 1910.
Twelve hundred (1,200) feet of ll
steel wire cable will be furnished I
the Government.
The ferry shall be operated whenel
required between 7 a.m. and 7 p|
very day excepting Sundays.
Applications shall give a descrlptl
of the scow or boat it is proposedj
use. ^
Applications shall state the tolls i|
proposed to ask for—
Each  adult passenger.
Each   child   (not  in  arms)   under|
years.
Each  head  of cattle,  horse,  mule|
donkey.
Each calf, sheep, goat or swine.
Each   vehicle   with    one   horse
driver.
Each cart or waggon with one lu|
and driver, loaded.
Each   vehicle   with   two   horses
driver.
Each   vehicle   with   two   horses
driver, loaded.
Each parcel of 25 lbs. and under.l
Freight, per 100 lbs. and under, n]
perishable  goods.
Freight, per 100 lbs., and under, ]|
ishable goods.
The Government of British Columl
is not necessarily bound to accept
application submitted.
F. C.  GAMBLE,
Public Works Engin|
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., April 27th, 1908.
May 9
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of New Westminster.
TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Owen
Townley, of Vancouver, barrister at law,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: ,
Commencing at a post planted on the
southwest shore of Defence Island,
Howe Sound, thence In a northerly, easterly, southerly and westerly direction,
following high water mark to the point
of commencement, containing 30 acres,
more or less, and being the whole of
the Island known as Defence Island.
Dated  8th April,  1908.
THOMAS OWEN TOWNLEY.
May 9
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We carry a most complete line of smokers'
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PROVINCIAL BOARD OF HEALT1
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Regulations for the Docking of Mooi
of All  Vessels Arriving at Brt'
Columbia   Ports    From   Plague-
fected Ports.
(Approved by Order of His Honour
Administrator-in-Council,  dated  8t
April,   1908).
1. All vessels arriving at Brit
Columbia ports from ports Infected
suspected of being infected with '.
bonic Plague shall conform to the 1
lowing regulations:—
(a) Vessels shall be moored
docked at a distance not less than
feet from wharf or land:
(b) Kopes or chains connectlnf
vessel with wharf or land shall
protected by funnels of size and sh
satisfactory to Local and Provin
Boards of Health:
(c) All   gangways   shall   be   11:
when not ln use.    Gangways whei
use shall be guarded against the
of rats by a person specially dets
for this purpose:
(d) All vessels changing routi
solely British Columbia ports s
give satisfactory evidence of di
feetion and extermination of ver
to Provincial Board of Health.
2. Every owner, agent, or captaii
any vessel, and every other person
lating   or   instructing,   authorising,
dering,   permitting,   or   otherwise
ferlng any person to violate any of
foregoing   regulations   shall   be   Hi
upon   summary   conviction   before
two  Justices   of   the  Peace,   for   e
such offence to a tine not exceeding
hundred dollars, with or without ci
or   to   imprisonment,   with   or   wlil
hard labour,  for a term not excee
six   months,   or   to   both   fine  and
prlsonment In the discretion of the
victing magistrates.
Dated at Victoria,  9th April,  19(
(By Command).
HENRY ESSON YOUNG,
Provincial Secret
Charles J. Fagan, M.D.,
Secretary Provincial Board of Hei
j May 9 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908.
Sports.
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(Continued from Page Six)
fight was conducted under a pro-
e  from  Merrifield that he would
_w  the  coon  to  last  ten  rounds,
s to say the least is the biggest
ico game  that has ever been  at-
tpted and if it should prove correct
s up to the Commissioners to see
t neither of the principals or any
son in any way connected in the
nagement of the affair shall ever
eive a permit for another event,
like the game as much as any one
1 I was pleased to see that a club
been formed to carry on  these
tests but  I  cannot support them
they    deliberately    endeavour    to
a  fake  fight  on  the  public.    I
been informed by reliable peris that Merrylield and Brady boxed
r rounds in the gymnasium of the
and   Brady  did  not  show  any
whatever, and in the  fight on
sday he knew that he was to be
iwed to go ten rounds and when
tenth  round    came    he  funked,
y after the showing that was made
the  gymnasium  the managers  of
club should deliberately put the
test on as a public entertainment
lore than any sane person can ex-
In this however I suppose the
ic must suffer as they cannot ex-
people who have had no experi-
in the game to give first class
bitions.   As  I  have already said
orians like the game, and it was
becoming popular but the Paris-
ns, ;hid the Brady-Merrylield fias-
have capped the climax and  I
: that in future the Commission-
will  endeavour to satisfy  them-
s that the managers of the con-
as well as the principals know
1st a little about the game, before
ting a permit.
I
1st Saturday saw the opening of
Icricket season and for the re-
Ider of the season every Saturday
lsee at least one match. From
Recounts the good old game will
|sh this season better than ever
sincerely hope that this will be
lase.
first game in the intermediate
|>se schedule was played at Oak
m Wednesday evening and rein a win for the Victoria West
lthe J.B.A.A. aggregation by the
1 of 5—0.   For the first game this
tier surprising but I am in hopes
■before   the  season   closes   Vic-
Is   will   see   many   interesting
during  the   evenings.
UMPIRE.
The New Grand.
New  Grand has been packed
Iry performance this week. The
I drawing card has been James
gan, the Tramp Juggler, who is
las good a monologist as jug-
The next top liner is Wilson,
tack   cyclist,   who   by   common
lit has every other trick cyclist
|to a finish.   Rachael Acton and
loville have an attractive sketch
Id   the   Nightingale,   and   Law-
and  Harrington  a  more  than
effective   sketch   of   Bowery
|Nellie  Revell  is a very enter-
talker,  and tells a few  racy
in inimitable  style.     The  il-
|ted Song and Moving Pictures
to the high water mark of the
Jrand.   The show as a whole is
the best seen at this populai
|during the present season.
week's bill will be headed by
bven Samois, a whirlwind aerojet,  that is said to be incom-
for    eccentricity    in    hand-
or daring in the formation of
pyramids.    A   rural   playlet,
"Cynthia's Visit," will be pre-
|by Mrs. James B. Macks, the
Cynthia,   Lilly   D.   Hart,   a
dancer, and Peter  La  Mar,
ling tenor.    Hale and  Corbin
I heard in banjo duets that are
Ibe far above the average. The
Tsters are singers, dancers and
pr  change  artists,  and   Betty
la   good   violinist.     Thos.   J|.
|ill have a new illustrated song
"The  Runaway  Horse," and
|g in the Country,"   The over-
next week will be a grand
entitled "Victoria,"  composed
(•anged   by   Prof.   Nagel,   and
ed to the patrons of the Grand.
When was Champagne first mentioned? When Eve's baby called
MUMM. He little knew how celebrated the name of MUMM
was to become; how thousands of tons of the most perfect grapes
ifrom the finest vineyards would be used. He little foresaw that
kings would demand and connoisseurs would call for Mumm's
Champagne. G. H. Mumm & Co.'s Extra dry is conceded to be
the finest produced this decade. It can also be procured in half
pints (splits) in which style this matchless wine is especially
adapted for physicians, fine club and restaurant use. The Selected
Brut is a brut champagne of the very highest quality; made of
selected cuvees of vintage years specially adapted for brut wines,—
a very dry and genuine brut champagne of exceeding purity without being heavy.
If your dealer cannot supply you with
Mumm's—the finest of all Champagnes-
kindly 'phone us and we will see that you
receive it promptly, in the size you desire.
PITHER   &   LEISER
Wholesale  Distributors
Cor. Fort and Wharf Sts., Victoria.
Water St., Vancouver.
LICENSE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies' Act, 1897.'
Canada,
Province of British Columbia.
No. 433.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the
"Michigan Commercial Insurance Company" is authorised and licensed to oarry on business within the Province of
British Columbia and to corry out or
affect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head ofllce of the Company ls
situate at Lansing, Ingham County,
Michigan.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is three hundred thousand dollars, divided Into six thousand shares
of tifty dollars each.
The head ofllce of the Company ln
this Province is situate at Vietoria, and
R. P. Rithet & Company, Insurance
Agents, whose address is Victoria, B.C.,
ls the attorney for the Company.
The time of the existence of the Company Is thirty years from the 19th day
of October, A.D.,  1904.
Given  under  my  hand  and  seal  of
offlce  at  Victoria,  Province  of  British
Columbia,  this   16th  day  of April,  one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
To make insurance on dwelling
houses, stores, and all kinds of buildings and upon household furniture,
goods, wares and merchandise, and any
other property against loss or damage
by fire, and to make Insurance upon
vessels, freights, goods, wares, merchandise, and other property against the
risk of inland navigation and transportation.
May 2
LICENSE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies' Act, 1897."
THE attention of the Lands and
Works Department having been directed
to the fact that town lots ln a town-
site named Prince Rupert, being a subdivision of Lot 642, Range 5, Coast District, situated on the mainland between
the mouth of the Skeena River and
Kaien Island, are being offered for sale,
it has been deemed necessary to warn
the public that the said townsite is not
situated at the terminus of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, and is not the
townsite which is owned jointly by the
Government of British Columbia and
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company.
P. J. FULTON,
Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works,
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., May lst, 1908.
May 9
B.C., Salmon Canners and Sawmill Owners, intend to apply for permission to
lease the following described foreshore
and submerged land adjoining lot No.
3, Range,  2, Coast District.
Commencing at a post marl'ed "B.C.C.
Co., South Post," planted on Island,
forming part of said Lot No. 3, three
chains S. V. W. from the Church, situate on the Wannuck River, Rivers Inlet, B.C., thence duo west one-quarter
mile, thence due north one-half mile to
a post marked "B. C. C. Co., N.W.
Post," on the north shore of Rivers Inlet, thence along the shore one-quarter
mile due east, thence due south to island
first mentioned.
25th April,  1908.
BRITISH COLUMBIA CANNING CO.,
May 2 D. McPhee, Agent.
Canada,
Province of British Columbia.
No. 434.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the "Inter-provincial Land Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls
situate at the City of Winnipeg, in the
Province of Manitoba.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is sixty thousand dollars, divided into six hundred shares of one
hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company In
this Province is situate at the City of
Victoria, and James Fulford Fielde,
agent, whose address is Victoria, aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company.
Given   under   my   hand   and   seal   of
ofllce  at  Victoria,   Province  of  British
Columbia,  this  21st  day of April,  one
thousand  nine  hundred  and  eight.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a) Acquiring, holding, leasing, renting, selling, dealing in, and disposing
of, real estate or any interest therein,
or any mortgage or lien thereon;
(b) To improve real estate by erecting buildings thereon, or in any other
way altering or dealing with the same;
(c) To lend money on the security of
any real or personal property, and for
such purposes to take mortgages, bills
of sale, and other pledges or liens thereon;
(d) To enter Into agreements for the
erection or Improvement or sale of land
or buildings;
(e) To acquire, own, sell, or otherwise dispose of, timber, timber limits,
permits and licences, coal lands, or mining lands, or mining rights of any sort
or description;
(f) To hold agencies f»r fire, or life
insurance, or manufacturing companies;
(g) To carry on farming or gardening operations;
(h) To buy, sell, and deal ln, cattle,
horses, and other animals and farm produce, and generally to carry on a general
real estate, loaning, renting, insurance
agency and mercantile agency business;
(I) To acquire, purchase, sell, hold,
and deal in, the stock-in-trade, effects,
both real and personal, business, and
good-will of any person, firm or corporation engaged in similar business;
(j) To acquire, buy, sell, and hold,
stock In other companies with similar
objects and  powers.
BRADSHAW & DAVIE,
Solicitors for the Inter-provlnclal Land
Company.
May 2
NBW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the west shore of Bllnklnsop Bay,
about 100 feet west of the wharf; running west 60 chains; thence north 60
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south along the shore back to the place
of commencement.
Dated February 24th, 1908.
March 14 C. G. JOHNSTONE.
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the west shore of Bllnklnsop Bay,
three-quarters of a mile from the entrance of said bay, running west 80
chains; thence south 60 chains; thence
east along the shore of bay Inside of
Jesse Island; thence northerly along the
shore of Blinkinsop Bay to the place
of commencement.
Dated February 22nd, 1908.
O. C. BASS.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range l.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*
for the purchase of the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted on the east shore of Blinkinsop
Bay, three-quarters of a mlle from the
outlet of the creek at the head of bay,
running north along the shore 60 chains;
thence east 60 chatns; thence south 60
chains; thence west 60 chains back to
the place of commencement.
Dated February 24th, 1908.
L. P. LOCKE.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the head of Blinkinsop Bay, 60 feet
north of the creek running to the bay;
running west 60 chains; thence north
60 chains; thence east 60 chains; thence
south 60 chains back to the place of
commencement.
Dated February 24th, 1908.
M. J. G. WHITE.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE NOTICE that Frank V. Hobbs
of Victoria, B.C., occupation gentleman,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted about
eight chains In a northerly direction
from the southeast corner of section
eleven, township eleven, thence following the sinuosities of the shore line
northwesterly 17 chains, thence southwesterly 10 chains, thence northerly 10
chains, thence southeasterly to the point
of intersection of the southeast quarter
of section eleven (11) and the southwest quarter of section twelve (12),
township 11, Renfrew District, and extending eastwards from said shore line
as before described and including the
foreshore and land covered by water.
Dated April 6, 190S.
April  18 FRANK VICTOR HOBBS.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
Range  1,  Coast District.
TAKE NOTICE that we, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
east side of Loughborough Inlet about
three-quarters of a mile south of McBride Bay and about ten chains north
of old mill; thence east twenty chains;
thence south twenty chains; thence west
twenty chains more or less to the east
short of Loughborough Inlet; thence
northerly twenty chains more or less
and following the east shore of Loughborough Inlet to the point of commencement.
Dated May lst, 1908.
DAVIDSON, WARD CO., LIMITED,
May 9 G. S. Wilson, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Canning Company, Limited, of London, England and Victoria,
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Company, Ltd., of London, England, and Victoria, B.C., Salmon Canners and Sawmill Owners, intend to apply for permission to lease the
following described foreshore and submerged land fronting lots Nos. 4, 10, and
14, range 2, Coast District:
Commencing at a post marked "B.C.C.
Co. N.E. Post," planted at the Southeast corner of the Victoria Cannery,
Rivers Inlet, at high water mark,
thence due west one-half mile, thence
in a southerly direction to the N. W.
corner of Lot No. 14, thence easterly
along the shore to point of commencement.
BRITISH COLUMBIA CANNING CO.,
May 2 D. McPhee, Agent.
P
RTENTS   and Trade Mark
obtained in all countriei.
ROWLAND BRITTAIN
Registered Patent Attorney and
Mechanical Engineer.
Room 3, Fairfield Block, Granville St.,
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
'ands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the west shore of bay Inside of
Jesse Island, one quarter of a mil*
north of Jesse Island, running west 60
chains; thence north 60 chains; thence
east 60 chains; thence south 60 chains
back to the place of commencement.
Dated February 22nd, 1908.
H. G. ANDERSON.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent,
CLAYOQUOT   LAND  DISTRICT.
District of Alberni.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Mary I. Williams, of Victoria, B.C., spinster, Intend
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the south-west end
of one of the group located on the chart
as the one hundred Islands, and extending around this Island to point of
commencement; supposed to contain 20
acres, more or less.
Dated April  3rd,  1908.
MARY ISABELLA WILLIAMS.
May 2
CLAYOQUOT   LAND DISTRICT.
District of Alberni.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Elizabeth Margaret Wallis Williams, of Victoria, B.C.,
spinster, Intend to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
on the north-east side of Puzzle Island,
extending around the island to point of
commencement, and containing 85 acres,
more or less.
Elizabeth Margaret Wallis Williams.
May 2
NOTICE Is hereby given that 30 days
after date we intend to apply to the
Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for a license to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following
described lands, situated near Coal
Creek, Renfrew District, B.C.: Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of section 88, and marked
J. Hastle and H. J. Kirby; thence west
80 chains to northeast corner of section
87; thence north 80 chains; thence east
to western boundary of the E. & N.
Railway Company's Lands; thence following said boundary of Esquimalt and
Nanaimo Railway Company's lands to
point of commencement.
Staked March 17th, 1908.
JAMES HASTIE.
H. J. KIRBY.
April 11
CERTIFICATE   OF   THE   REOISTKA-
TION OF AN EXTBA-PEOVrNCIAI,
COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
crete Construction Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head ofllce of the Company Is
situate at Cincinnati ln Hamilton County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is five hundred thousand dollars, divided Into five thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company ln this
Province   is   situate   at   Victoria,   and
Henry Graham Lawson, Solicitor, whose
address ls Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for  the company.    Not  empowered  to
issue and transfer stock.
Given under my hand and Seal of Office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this fourth day of April, one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
S. Y. WOOTTON.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this company
has been established and registered are:
Manufacturing and dealing ln fire-proofing 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  ln  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.
NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT
District ot Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
one mile west-north-west from Jesse
Island, running west 60 chains; thence
north 60 chains; thence east 60 chains;
thence south 60 chains back to place
of commencement.
Dated February 22nd, 1908.
G. E. GIBSON.
March 14 C. G. Johnstone, Agent. THE WEEK, SATURDAY MAY 9, 1908,
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At The Street   f
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By THE LOUNQER
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Ko Ko says he has the Lounger
"on the list" and that I am one of
those ''who would not be missed."
This is very kind of Ko Ko, and of
the local versifier who composed the
topical lines for Ko Ko's song. I
thank both for the involuntary ad. but
cannot compliment them on the ap-
positetiess of their reference. I do
not think I ever laid claim to the
ability either to build or to run the
Empress Hotel, I did voice several
complaints which appear to have been
somewhat remarkably justified by succeeding events. It is not the Lounger who is missing from the corridors of the Hotel, and I may tell my
respected friends Ko Ko and Co. that
I shall still be in thc ring doing my
little pen "stunt" wheu others, who
could be named but shall be nameless, are among the "missing" but
not the "missed."
One of my earliest recollections is
of a certain debating society which
met in Birmingham in the early seventies, and among the momentous
questions which we discussed was the
ever green one, "Is woman inferior
to man?" That was in my salad days,
alas most of those who took part in
that debate have long since proved by
bitter experience thc folly of defying fate, or else have passed to their
reward—which is the same thing.
. Nowadays the gentler sex are continually demonstrating their superiority in almost every walk of life, and
hardly a week passes but "mere man"
is called upon to pay homage to soma
intellectual "tour de force" or some
brilliant achievement of those whom
he was trained to believe were inferior to his own sex.
Among the mental Amazons of the
age must undoubtedly be classed the
accomplished   ladies  who  contribute
the woman's page to Canadian and
American  newspapers,    I  must confess that the achievements of these
writers fill mc with envy.   I  find it
hard enough to turn out two columns
of   iriginal matter once a week and
yet a newspaper lady will fill a page
every day and prove herself equally
adept in discussing the ethics of dress
or of cooking, the philosophy of life;
how to catch a husband, how to keep
him, how to look young forever without  resort  to   the   arts   of  Madame
Racliael,   how   to   play   golf,   tennis
and bridge, how to drink pink tea and
green tea, how to regulate rescue and
moral reform work, and most amaz-
& ing jf all how to Ho all these things
without neglecting her home.   I hard-
1>   know  which  is  deserving  of  thc
greater  admiration,  the  fertility  and
resourcefulness of the ideas expressed
0   thc indefatigable industry displayed in originating so much interesting
matter   every   day   in   thc  year—except of course on Sunday.
I know it is sacrilege for ine to venture even to look over the hedge into
such a field of delights, but I havc
sometimes wondered, to parody a well
known phrase, how one small head
could contain so many ideas; and
once more whether the whole of woman's life is made up of eating, dressing, frivolities and fringe, or whether
there is room in the latter day social
curriculum for any thoughts of home
training, home life and simplicity. It
seems to mc that thc task of daily
reeling off a many columned spiel
nn such topics as the above, is very
much like that of Sisyphus; and 1 am
so little enamoured of it Ihat 1 shall
still content myself with two columns
weekly; it may bc only a little thing
but "it is my own."
I am nol a little amused at the development of matters in connection
with road making on Rockland Ave.
and thc tree cutting propensities of
our City Council. 1 am equally
amused at the disappointment of two
or three venerable citizens who opined
that "that fellow Jones was a little
too fresh and would bc taken down a
peg or two." Developments during
thc present week would scein to indicate tliat "that fellow Jones" knew
what he was about; and that if any
body performs the crawling down
act it will not be Jones. As staid
and responsible a person as the Chief
justice can hardly be accused of flippancy or sarcasm, and when the application came before him to grant an
injunction against the cutting down
of another tree he ventured to express
his great surprise that such an application should be necessary. So much
for the first round in the battle for
the preservation of our venerable
oaks.
The second round is like unto it,
the road construction so called, but
in reality the roa(J vagaries of the
City Council and City Engineer, has
figured during the week at a special
meeting of the streets committee, and
the Parks Board, when Mr. Arbuthnot, one of the affected property owners, unearthed the interesting fact
that no proper specification had been
drawn up, and that the road was being constructed in a "happy go lucky"
style. Alderman Henderson has earned an enviable reputation as a most
competent and painstaking Chairman
of the Streets Committee. I cannot
but think that he is yielding to some
malign influence in adopting the very
unreasonable attitude which he has
assumed ih connection with these matters. It is a waste of time; there can
be but one issue, the road-making on
Rocklalid Ave. will have to be carried
out in a proper manner and in accordance with specifications, or the property owners will be relieved by the
Courts from contributing to the cost.
Trees which do not block the roadway will be allowed to stand, however much they may interfere with the
sidewalks. I can cite scores of instances in England where old trees
are allowed to remain in the middle
of a sidewalk, and are carefully protected, in some cases with an iron
railing, in others with a rustic seat.
I think it is a little unfair of thc
Editor of the Victoria Times to poke
fun at the Editor of the Colonist because the latter is a sport, and the
former only thinks he is. The occas-
sion of the outburst was the appearance of an editorial in "the greatest
family paper on earth" dealing with
the intricate and involved subjiet of
golf. No one suspected, that the
Editor of the Colonist was so thoroughly versed in all the niceties of
the royal game, but when he showed
his quality his brother of the Times
became querulous and critical, not to
say hypercritical; which leads me to
ask is not an editor a man and should
he not bc permitted to indulge in a
little recreation on thc side? Must
all his hours be devoted to the exhaustion of the grey matter, without
any replenishing?
It is true that some great men have
been hobbyless, neither Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Asquith nor Sir Henry
Fowler, to say nothing of illustrious
editors like John Morley, Frederick
Grcenwcll and Edward Delanc have
ever been known to indulge in recreation. But the result of their abstention can hardly bc considered satisfactory from a physical standpoint,
and the editor of the Colonist is to
bc commended for refusing to be
bound by the Spartan rules of conduct which they established for themselves. Xo one will object to the
editor of lhe Colonist "foozling" as
much as he likes on thc golf links so
long as he docs not "foozle" in thc
columns of his paper.
I complained a few week.* ago of
the inattention of some car conductors at the street corners, and as I
thihk tin* complaint was reasonable I
am sorry it has uol received thc attention it deserved. I have been asked by a well known citizen to renew
it, and havc no hesitation in doing
so. Twice oil Wednesday lasl iu-
tending passengers missed a street
car at the corner of Cook and Fort
streets because neither thc conductor
nor the motorman cast their eye towards Cook street, bill persisted in
looking straight before them and driving on although passenger*, were running within less than half a block
tn ciitch llic car. To havc picked
them up would not have delayed
more than a few seconds. Tho same
night while it was raining hard one
member of a party going to thc thca-
110 by dint of running a little faster
than lhe others managed lo jump on
but three members of the party were
left behind,   On business grounds the
Company should issue instructions to
motormen and conductors to look
down side streets and if passengers
are within a short distance of the
crossing the car should stop. If there
is any rule to this effect al: present
it is certainly not lived up to.
O^^rzc^x^.
518 Hastings St.W.
VANCOUVER, BC.
JUST A WORD
ABOUT   PLANS
My ambition is to fill Canada
with Beautiful Homes. Now
and then some man tries to
build his house without plans.
Have you noticed the usual results? Properly drawn plans
will save on the cost of the
house, furthermore, completely
drawn plans will enable the
owner to take competitive bids
on the wrok.
Remember specially drawn
plans cost you a little more
than the stock pattern book designs, why not have what you
desire—the cost of a set of
drawings for a home to cost
say $1,000 would be $20. If
you can afford to build at all,
you acn afford to build right.
Send me your ideas and I will
work them into practical shape
for $2.00. A Cony of my booklet on "Ho_ri«3s"*will be mailed
to you for 5 cents. Better
write me now for a copy.
"Dixi Tea" Limerick
An old lady, Miss Martha Jane Lea,
Said, "It's odd, but it's true as can be
That when I eat cheese
I most always sneeze
Unless I drink good 'Dixi' Tea."
Why buy expensive Teas, when the famous "Dixi" blends at
35c and 50c lb. are even better.   Try them and see.
"DIXI" COFFEE, A DELICIOUS BLEND OF JAVA
AND MOCHA, Per lb., 40c.    None nicer.
DIXI H. ROSS & CO.
Up-to-Date Grocers.
1317 Government Street. Tels. 52, 1052, 1590
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The Poodle Dog Grill is beyond question the finest in Victoria. It is one of the most modern and up-to-date cafes on the
Continent. Everything is strictly hygienic; the cooking is don«
with the same care and cleanliness as it would be in your owr
home. Some people imagine that because it is a high-class plact
it is also an expensive place to eat at. That's a mistake! Yot
can eat at the Poodle Dog as reasonably as at any other cafe it
the city.   Try it and see.
Smith & Shaughnessy, Proprietors
YATES ST., Victoria, B. C.
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When you wear one of our
toupees you have the satisfaction of knowing that it is a
perfect fit and .is natural in
colour and correct in style.
Write today for our descriptive catalogue and price list of
toupees, wigs, switches and
transformations.
B. C. HAIR GOODS CO.
436   Granville   Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
AGENTS WANTED
We pay resident agents good
salary to represent us during
their spare time.
Don't swelter over a broiling
hot coal or wood stove
when you can
COOK WITH GAS
in perfect comfort and save
money, time and trouble. See
the fine new Gas Ranges
and Gas Radiators in our
Showrooms. Prices will
please.
VICTORIA GAS COMPANY, Ltd
CORNER FORT AND LANGLEY STREETS.
PACIFIC  COAST  GBOWXT
SEEDS, TREES
For the Farm, Garden, Lawn, or
Conservatory.
Reliable,   approved   varieties,   at
reasonable prices.
No Borers.    No Scale.    No fumigation to damage stock.
No windy agents  to annoy you.
Buy   direct   and   get   trees   and
seeds   that   GROW.
Bee   Supplies,   Spray   Pumps,
Spraying Material  and
Cut Flowers.
Catalogue  Free.
M. J. HENRY
3010   Westminsted   Boad
VANCOUVEB, B. C.
Will Marsden
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, I

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