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 Telephone 3415 J. W. Wright, Manaier
Vancouver Island
Collection Agency
30Q-3I0-31I HIUen-Bene Bids.
Gevetnment Street VICTORIA, B. C.
A Britisli -Solnmbia Newspaper and Review,
Pabllthtd at Victoria. B. C.
Wellington Colliery.
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Vol. X.   No
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
"No policy will be satisfactory to the
people of British Columbia which does
not include a substantial and prompt
page of the current issue of The Week
will be found the verdict of the
Ixecutive Committee of the Real Estate
xchange on the attitude assumed by The
■/eek with reference to a certain Pleasure
lesort on the West Coast of Vancouver
Bland, which has been widely advertised
a local firm of real estate agents during
Ie last three weeks.   As this verdict is a
miplete vindication of the stand taken by
he Week and as it states specifically that
was justified from an editorial point of
ew in publishing the articles, it is not
:cessary to pursue the matter further at
•esent.   The Week has done its duty with
) object in view but to protect the public,
did not seek vindication at the hands of
|e Real Estate Exchange; that was sought
Ithe selling agents. But that the vindi-
tion came is therefore all the more grading. The opinion of The Week is that
Ithe vendors are well advised they will
ke the property oft' the market, at any
te until they are in a position to prove
at their original representations were cor-
:t and their critics in the wrong. The
eek has never questioned their "bona
es," but could not doubt, in view of the
erwhelming evidence submitted by dismasted parties, that they had been misled
d had not taken sufficient pains to
[quaint themselves with the character of
_ property.   In fairness to the Directors
Ithe West Coast Development Company
ie Week wishes to give the fullest pub-
ity to the fact that they have expressed
;ir intention of taking every possible
:ans to rehabilitate their property in the
ilic eye and that they have acquainted
Ee Week with certain features of their
ure programme. If these proposals are
•ried out, whatever the result may ulti-
itely be, the promoters will go a long way
prove their "bona fides" and while not
:eding one iota from the position it has
:en up, The Week wishes in fairness to
that if there is an honest difference of
[nion about the merits of the property,
course proposed by the West  Coast
Ivelopment Company is the best to deter-
le the matter.   There is one point, ancl
only, about which The Week has pos-
■fy been misinformed, and that is as to
height of the cliffs between Carmanah
1 Clo-oose. The first information fumed to The Week by a public official of
h standing was that the cliffs ranged as
h as 300 feet; a subsequent affidivit
ces the maximum height at 200 feet; Mr.
bertson, the surveyor, places it at a
ximum of 75 feet. In view of this wide
:erence of opinion The Week thinks it
ibable that the height has been somewhat
tggerated and as Mr. Robertson is a pro-
sional surveyor and better able to judge
n the other witnesses, it is probable that
j .figure is correct.   In closing this con-
;rsy, which has not been without its
/antages even to those who think they
/e been harshly criticised,  The  Week
wishes to repeat what it has believed from
the first, viz., that Mr. Monk ancl Mr.
Monteith have been to some extent the
victims of circumstances, ancl that they have
learned their lesson is well evidenced by
the fact that in a letter to The Week the
Managing Director of the West Coast Development Co., Ltd., states that in future
"the officers of the Company will personally pass on all advertising matter before
going to press."
has offered four and one-third acres
of his beautiful Stadacona Estate to
the City for the sum of $85,000. The
purpose of this is to establish a small park
in a section of the city which in a few
years will be built up and which will be
greatly benefited by the creation of a permanent recreation ground and an open
breathing space. The general principle of
securing such spaces in all the wards is
one about which there can be no dispute,
but a point which is too often overlooked
is that now is the time to ensure this. A
policy of delay like that, for instance, which
characterized the dealings of the City Council with the Water Question, will necessitate an expenditure in the future far in
excess of what is now required. Indeed,
it is more than likely that, once built upon,
such an area as that of the Stadacona property would be held at absolutely prohibitive prices. The experience of large
cities is that the only open spaces are those
which have been preserved from the earliest
times and there is hardly a single case on
record where building property has been
purchased ancl the buildings destroyed in
order to make a public recreation ground.
There is every reason why the present project should prove acceptable to the city.
The price is about the full present market
value, but it is not possible to doubt, in
view of the present rate of development in
Victoria, that it will continue to increase
in value every month ancl that even within
a year from now it could not be purchased
at anything like the price now asked.
There is one feature of this property which
renders it almost invaluable, that is that it
would come to the city fully developed as
a beautiful park with trees of fifty years'
growth, a circumstance which should go a
long way to render the project a popular
year ago one of the leading American
magazines published a very interesting
and illuminating article on the influence of
advertising on the editorial and news
columns of the daily press. The article in
question undertook to prove that all the
daily papers are dominated by their advertisers; that important news items are
suppressed ancl "judicious" paragraphs inserted in the editorial columns at their behest, and that it is hopeless to attempt to
get any item before the public which may
be considered detrimental to the interests
of big advertisers. Things may not be as
bad as this in Canada, but at times there
•are happenings which leave a very uneasy
feeling and which raise a doubt in the
mind as to whether all daily papers, even
in Canada, are independent enough and fair
enough to publish news items without any
reference to the financial interests of their
advertisers. If there is any ground for
such a fear, then it is obvious that the
boasted freedom of the press is a thing of
the past and that the public loses its
greatest protection in the silence of an
organ which should at all times voice public
opinion ancl which enjoys unparalleled privileges because it is supposed to do so.
During the last few weeks The Week has
been taking part in a controversy on the
merits of a certain West Coast "pleasure
resort." It has tried to deal with this
matter fairly, ancl it has clone so in a man
ner which has been endorsed by a body
which might reasonably have been expected
to be the last to have justified a severe
indictment of the business methods of some
of its own members. It <s greatly to the
credit of the Executive of the Real Estate
Exchange that it honourably and fearlessly
discharged its duty. In the course of the
controversy the firm of real estate- a-gents
criticized had recourse to the columns of
the Colonist, which published a long letter
from them running to nearly a column ancl
a half. As the critical articles appeared in
The Week it would have been in accordance with strict etiquette that any complaint
or reply should also have been addressed
to The Week. But no doubt the firm felt
that their defence should be before the
public without so long a lapse of time, ancl
they therefore had recourse to the Colonist
which published their letter promptly. The
reply of The Week had naturally to be
offered to the same paper and on the same
grounds which influenced the real estate
firm. The reply, however, was held over
for four days and accorded tardy publication as The Week itself was going to
press and might have published its own reply. But when the Real Estate Exchange
followed with a full vindication of The
Week, the Colonist, whicii had published
the controversy, flatly refused to publish the
verdict, although the Editor of The Week
saw the Editor of the Colonist personally
ancl pointed out the unfairness of such a
course. In order, therefore, to get its justification before the same public whicii had
read the attack made upon it, The Week
had to pay for advertising space and have
the letter of the Real Estate Exchange published as a paid advertisement. Now, The
Week does not object to this on the ground
of cost, but it ventures to suggest that the
journalistic ethics which prescribe such
treatment are hardly conceived in the public
interest or in a spirit of fair play. Of
this, however, it is quite content to allow
the public to be the judges.
Report of the Municipal Commission, presided over with very great
ability by Mr. Ii. A. McLean, K. C„ has
been handed to the Government ancl a
synopsis has appeared in the public press.
As might have been expected, the Report
is able, comprehensive, incisive and informative. It embraces every important point
which has arisen in connection with Municipal Government and after pointing out
the defects which have been discovered, it
prescribes the remedy. Among the most
important features are a condemnation of
the Board of Control—proposed legislation
to enable municipalities to establish and
operate public utilities—a recommendation
in favour of the two-year terms for aldermen and councils—a presentment in favour
of the present system of creating police
ancl license boards—thc suggestion that
school trustees should be required to possess the same property qualifications as
aldermen—that with respect to agreements
for sale the owner shall retain the franchise
only so long as he pays the taxes—that tax
sale titles shall hereafter constitute absolute
title to the buyer—that mayors of small
cities shall be entitled to a fair indemnity
as well as those of the large ones. It is
gratifying to find that after the most exhaustive examination it is the opinion of
the Commissioners that the system of municipal government in force in British Columbia at the present moment has worked well.
Discussing the suggestion that Canada
should adopt the English system of having
a Government Department called the Local
Government Board, the Commission does
not favour this, but suggests that the Government should have full information as to
what the municipalities are doing, and therefore suggests the establishment of a Municipal Department which will supervise the
books of each municipality, including the
school accounts, and see that they are duly
audited. On the subject of exemptions
from taxation the Commission recommends
that the present exemption of churches and
church sites be abolished, a conclusion with
which The Week is in hear.y agreement.
It is also more than delighted to find that
a Provincial Board of Censors is advocated
to exercise supervision over moving-picture
films ancl advertising posters, and there is
no doubt that a Provincial Board would be
more effective than a Municipal Board.
The final recommendation of the Commission is one of importance in connection
with the administration of Justice; its importance is illustrated by the following
statement that "Some of the smaller municipalities are at times put to great expense
in following such a criminal to distant parts
of Canada or the United States to bring
him back to trial. We would respectfully
request, therefore, that the Government
bear a portion of the expense of securing
the return of such criminals." As there
is little doubt that the Government will
give legislative effect to the principal recommendations of the Commission, we may
shortly expect to see a series of innovations based upon the most exhaustive investigation which cannot fail greatly to improve the municipal laws of the Province,
and through their operation, the conditions
under which they live.
Truly, as a Family Journal remarks,
the Minister of Militia ancl Defence
is nothing if not original. His originality
has been displayed in many directions: perhaps most noticeably in the generosity and
impartiality with whicii he has gladdened
the hearts of a large number of non-combatants by honouring them with the title
of "Colonel." But that departure, though
a very distinct innovation, is as nothing
compared to the latest scheme, which has
no doubt been seething for a month in the
brain of the impulsive Minister, ancl with
respect to which he has just unburdened
himself to the world. That the innovation
has promptly received the benediction of our
great family journal will be a sufficient
recommendation to place it outside the pale
of criticism. The proposal is that at the
next military .conference to be held at Ottawa ladies are to be present; invitations
are to be issued to the Provincial ancl District Presidents of the branches of the
Women's Christian Temperance LInion ancl
the Daughters of the Empire. It seems but
a step from this to the personal supervision
of the canteen and other necessary adjuncts
of the camp by the women's organizations,
although possibly such work would be more
suitable for the Mothers of the Empire than
for the Daughters. However, that is a detail whicii does not bother the Minister of
Militia and Defence. Colonel Sam Hughes
was always popular with the ladies and no
doubt the latest proposal will greatly increase his popularity, but whether it will
contribute anything to the practical side of
militarism, or whether it will result in the
abolition from the canteen of all but temperance drinks ancl the establishment of a
rule that every cadet must be tied to his
mother's apron-strings, remains to be seen.
Possibly the versatile Minister is simply resorting to a popular expedient for solving
the problem which has troubled the military
authorities for so long, "How to obtain Recruits" ; and no doubt he has hit on a very
happy solution if he is prepared to carry
the idea to its logical conclusion and establish in every military camp adequate and
suitable quarters for Amazon regiments to
be "manned" by Daughters of the Empire. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913
I've done it. Yes, I have . I've
done something which I was never
able to do before ancl which I shall
never be able to do again. I have
done something which nobody else
will ever be able to do again either,
ancl that means a whole lot. And I
didn't wait till next Monday, as the
paper told me I would have to do; I
went ancl did it right away on Wednesday as soon as ever I had read
about it. Just think, I used the abbreviated form of dating at the top
of a letter ancl actually wrote "8.1.13."
Isn't it wonderful! The mathematical genius who presides over the editorial destinies of a certain Family
Journal, published in the Province,
told us on Wednesday last that next
Monday we should be able to write
"13.1.13." and he insinuated that this
was an opportunity of which due
notice should he taken. But I think
that it is just as important that we
should realize that we can never'
write "8.1.13" or "9.1.13" or "10.1.13"
or any other similar dates which will
not recur for a century.
*   *   *
But the vagaries of higher mathe-'
matics are notorious. The genius' referred to has reached that dizzy pinnacle of mathematical superiority
whence he can defy the laws of Addition and kindred rules. He says
that the opportunity for such abbreviation will not occur again until a
century and a day later, when the abbreviation will be "14.1.14." Unfortunately for myself I cannot follow
him into these paths . When at
school, mathematics in even the simplest forms was my bug-bear. I was
always a dunce at figures ancl feel
more helpless than ever in the face
of the above statement, because I
should have said that we could write
"14.1.14" in a year and a clay after we
had written "13.1.13." I have asked
several people to explain to me where
I am wrong, but it is an odd thing
that so far they have all said that I
am right. Is it possible that the genius is at fault? Can it bc conceivable
that the very general plea for better
education may he justified by an
"example" taken from the "high
places"? It makes me shudder to
think that it is even possible that any
contributor to that journal which fills
such a vacancy in our waste places
should he guilty of a mathematical
error. I am convinced that thc mistake is on my side, but I cannot see it
yet. *   *   *
Tt will he a great thing for Victoria
if thc property-owners pass the Bylaw which will provide for the building of swimming baths at the back
of the Empress Hotel. There are
some people who are inclined to think-
that the building of swimming baths
al a seaside resort is on the same
plane as carrying coals to Newcastle,
but then those who are just the sort
of people who know nothing whatever of lhe matter. It is not easy
to learn to swim in the sea. That is
where 1 learnt, ancl so I can speak
with a certain amount of authority.
Unless the water is very warm ancl
the beach is very suitable it is next
to impossible to learn swimming in a
short space of time in the sea.
Though Victoria has some lovely
beaches it is seldom indeed that the
water is warm. Comparatively few
people bathe here, except at the
Gorge, and the water at the Gorge is
brackish and whatever it may really
be, looks dirty and uninviti ig. One
of our greatest needs is a proper
swimming-bath, filled with salt water
suitably warmed and perpetually being changed. I, for my part, hope
that the swimming-bath at the rear
of the Empress Hotel will be only
one feature of that most wasted spot
ancl that we shall yet see Mr. Justice
Martin's idea of a scries of parks fulfilled. However that may he, let us
have the swimming-baths and perhaps the other things will be added
to us.
I have always rejoiced in the fact
that I was not born a horse, but more
especially am I pleased that my lines
have been cast in more pleasant
places when we are undergoing the
kind of weather which has been vexing us all so much of late. Frost,
snow and rain make an awful combination from the horse's point of
view and mere man is not as considerate in the matter as he might be.
I suppose every year about this time,
and often more than once in the year,
I plead for some special protection
for our horses on the Post-office hill.
The authorities keep on waiting and
waiting for the slippery surface of
the roadway to be cured by Nature,
when they could do much in all dirty
weather for the comfort ancl well-
being of the unfortunate animals
which have to haul heavy loads up
this slope where they can get no
"grip" when it is greasy. A little
sand or grit spread over the roadway
would mean little in way of cost or
trouble ancl would do much to relieve
the disadvantages under  which    the
horses have to labour.
* *   *
I notice that the public seem to
have learnt their lesson very quickly
and wait for the cars on .the near
side of the crossings. It is astonishing how very easy it is to get the
great public to do what they are
wanted to do, when it is explained to
them that it is to their own convenience to acquiesce. But in connection
with the public and street cars there
is one little thing which I wish T
could impress upon passengers, and
that is, that it is distinctly selfish
of non-smokers to take up room on
the back platform when there is
plenty of room inside. The other
nigh.t I came out of one of the theatres and lit a cigarette; to my great
surprise I found my car just waiting
for me. As a rule one has to wait
for the car. I boarded it and found
the rear platform thronged with a
mixed gang of lads and boys with
one or two men, not one of whom
was smoking, although there were
plenty of empty seats in side. It cost
me a whole cigarette less three whiffs,
which was a grievance to my economical soul and an outrage on my
smoke-pining system. I do not see
why conductors should not be empowered to keep men off the rear
platform unless they are smoking.
It is possible that the time will
come when the "cheque artist" will
no longer find Victoria a profitable
field in which to exercise his talents.
It is an extraordinary thing that this
branch of industry should have
thriven to the extent it has in this
city. The passing of bad cheques has
become so common that the police
court reports are apt to become monotonous reading, and the return of a
cheque with the three ill-omened letters is an everyday occurrence. Are
Victorian merchants just naturally
"suckers," or is it the climate? T remember Magistrate Jay once remarking that the banks made it too easy
for an evilly dispositioned person to
obtain blank cheques. I have always
'ailed to see why cheques should not
be a revenue producing commodity
in this country as they are in Great
Britain. Any man or woman who
has a hanking account can perfectly
well afford to pay one or two cents
•or the privilege of drawing a cheque,
and such a stamp tax would do away
with the issuance of cheques for paltry amounts. The Dominion would
secure an additional revenue ancl, incidentally, the "faker" would not find
cheques come so easily to his hand.
* *   *
Ancl so the "Wizard" has spoken
once more ancl the speaking moving-
picture is an accomplished fact. What
will it mean twenty years* hence, when
mechanism will take the part of actor s and actresses and "canned
drama" will he the order of the elay?
Human beings are being displaced
more and more every day and soon
it will come about that humanity will
be able to dispense with itself and
the world be conducted throughout
by machinery for the benefit of—machines. I have read of the possibility
of machines being able in time to reproduce themselves and the argument
wa9 that in the beginning man was
a very much more incapable being
than is the modern machine. To anyone who enjoys puzzling out the possibilities of a machine-run world, in
which Man would take a place subordinate to' the creature of his own invention, I recommend a book I read
lately called "Erewhon." It is not
by any means a new book, but the
latest invention of Edison's makes
one wonder whether the author's
prognostications were quite so imaginative as they first appeared to be to
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Season   1912-1913
The   following   Official   League
Games   will    be    played in    the
"Arena,"     Victoria,    B. C,     as
scheduled below:
Dec. 13—Westminster vs. Victoria.
Dec. 21—Vancouver  vs. Victoria.
Jan.   9—Westminster vs. Victoria.
Jan.  17—Vancouver   vs. Victoria.
Jan. 31—Westminster vs. Victoria.
Feb. 11—Vancouver   vs. Victoria.
Feb. 21—Westminster vs. Victoria.
March 4—Vancouver vs. Victoria.
Matches start at 8.30 p.m.
Man to man the world o'er
Shall brithers be for a' that
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Perfection Old Scotch
Product of the  renowned house  of
William Teacher  &   Sons,   Glasgow,
Whisky Suppliers to the House of
Highland Cream
Is an absolutely pure, high-class
Whisky of fine flavor, excellent quality
and great age.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
Victoria        Vancouver    .   Nelson
at almost half
Save Money
on Home
Wool Art
at great
You can do it at Gordon's Sale. The big bargains which have prevailed in
this section since the opening of the sale have brought a rush of business
and the opportunity is still open to you.
35c Floor Oilcloth
Sq. Yd. 25c
Good Painted Back Floor On, Cloths that
will give any amount of hard wear for
kitchen, pantry, bath rooms. Neat basket,
tile and floral designs. Regular 35c value.
January sale price, square yard 25c
Heavy Printed Linoleum
Heavy Printed Linoleum—A few hundred
yards of first grade floor covering, in many
designs, light and dark grounds. Two yards
wide. Regular 50c to 60c value. Now,
square yard   40c
Fine Swiss, Scotch Lace, Bungalow Net, Fine Mull, Lace Trimmed Curtains.    Per Pair, $1.75
Regular $2.50, $3.00, $4.00, $4.50 to $5.00 values.
You can choose splendid Lace Curtains here at a
a mere fraction of their value, lu some styles
wc have as few as oue or two pairs, but in others
wc have a good half-dozen all thc same. Look up
your Curtain needs and call at once. Regular
$2.50  to $5.00 values.
Swiss Curtains, in white and ecru shades, plum
centres, with neat borders; Scotch Bungalow
Curtains in ivory, ecru and Arab shades, line mull
muslin lace and insertion trimmed, and a few
other styles that we have a few pairs of each,
all 2^4, 3 and _y2 yards long. Regular $2.50,
$3.00, $4.00, $4.50 to $5.00 values.
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Telephone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913
The Quaker Girl
Victorians had a real treat on Tuesday and Wednesday nights when they
received the first visit of "The Quaker
Girl." While the -programme gives
no designation it may surely be called
a musical comedy. It was presented
by what may fairly be called on the
whole a strong company, the bright
| particular star of which was Mr. Victor Morley. Mr. Morley is one of the
moist accomplished and* gentlemanly
comedians* we have had the pleasure
of welcoming in Victoria and whenever he was on the stage he managed
to keep his audience in roars of laughter. Scarcely less entertaining was
Mr. William Friend, who played the
amusing part of the renegade Quaker.
The title part was splendidly played
by Miss Natalie Alt, a charming
young girl, who has only just gone
on the stage, and who undoubtedly
has a bright future before her. Her
acting and dancing are perfect she
has a light soprano voice, which is
exceedingly sweet and tuneful, its
only default being that it is a little
weak. The staging and mounting
were good. The music is easily the
most tuneful which has yet been given
to the public by that brilliant composer, Lionel Monckton. The whole
production was a huge success and
played to two crowded houses. There
were only two weak spots, the venerable appearance of the chorus ancl
the vocal weakness of two or three
of the principals. After Miss Alt the
only real singer in the company was
Mr. Phil J. Moore, who took the part
of Prince Carlo.
The Princess Theatre
This week "Going Some," Rex
■^Beach's popular cowboy comedy, is
Shaving a most successful run at the
HPrincess Theatre, and is giving the
[best of satisfaction. The Williams
[Company have never been seen to
ybetter advantage than in the many
■ difficult types of character that thc
jplay calls for, and each and every
Ijcharacter was a finished conception.
The coming week "Alias Jimmie
([Valentine," the widely known melodrama, will hold the boards antl
should prove a big incentive for lov-
J ers of good clean melodrama to pat-
Ironize the theatre. The plot is a
I most original one, and won for the
I play its immense popularity, for
["Alias Jimmie Valentine" is one of
[the most widely advertised and suc-
Icessful dramas of the last few years.
Miss Page will be seen as Rose
IjLaiie; Mr. Rowland in the leading
(male part, and the remaining characters will all be suitably cast. "Alias
IJimmie Valentine" should prove one
[of thc big successes of a very successful company. It will run all week,
[Wednesday and Saturday matinees.
The Empress Theatre
Of the five specialties offering at
lthe Empress Theatre this week two
lonly require any comment. The first
[three turns on the programme intro-
jduce about as weak an aggregation
lof vaudeville performers as has visit-
led Victoria in many months, and it
lis not until Miss Marie Stoddard ap-
Ipears in the last act but one that the
Taudiei.ee lias a chance of realizing
Ithat it is "in the House of Mirth."
[Marie Stoddard, however, changes
lthe atmosphere, for she is a comedi-
[enne with a charm in the first part
[of her turn and a born humourist in
[the second, and from the moment she
Isails on to the stage till she quits it
■the audience feels that the law of
[compensation is working all right.
ILes Adlers, a couple of gymnasts who
Jjclose this week's programme, are a
[clever pair endowed with marvellous
'muscle.   It is rare that a member of
the fair sex is seen on the stage who
is capable of undertaking the heavy
work which the "weaker" (sic) member of the duo carries off with such
apparent ease. Their act is a revelation in the possibilities of poise combined with strength.
The Crystal Theatre
Amateur night is still a weekly feature of the Crystal Theatre and from
the numbers who are found to air
their talent every Wednesday night
it would seem to be as popular an institution as when one evening in the
week was first set aside for budding
performers. Wednesday night is always a "big" night at the Broad
Street house. Every aspiring singer,
monologuist or musician has a bevy
of friends and relations who come to
help him or her out, and these are in
to visit this city. It will be produced
by Oscar Hammerstein, whose newest star, Florence Webber, heads a
company of sixty. A special orchestra and a splendid production are accessories to enhance the value of the
attraction. "Naughty Marietta" is a
genuine comic opera calibre—for the
story abounds in romance, adventure,
heroics and tenderness. The play is
located in New Orleans, in 1780,
which, at that time, was the mecca
of all,—especially those of an adventurous nature. Several minor plots
are deftly interwoven with the main
theme, making a play bristling with
the events which go to make the best
in fascinating theatricals. It is of genuine comic opera calibre ancl the
music is admirably suited to the story
of the opera.
addition to the usual large assembly
which flock to the Crystal every night
in the week and have been in the
habit of so doing ever since vaudeville was introduced as an accompaniment to moving pictures.
Romano's Theatre
"The Big Strike," which was a
headliner during the early part of the
week at Romano's, was a powerful
Imp release whicii proved to be full
of dramatic force. A splendid series
of world-wide events shown in the
Animated Weekly was also a feature
of the past few days at the same moving-picture house.
The Majestic Theatre
The management of the Majestic
Theatre have contrived to place a
good line of Western pictures on
their screen during the week just
closing. These are among the most
popular films shown at the present
time and never seem to pall. The in-
clemnt weather which we have been
experiencing lately has made the mov-
ing-pictur house a happy haven of
refuge and the Majestic has not been
slow to take advantage of the elements.
"Naughty Marietta"
"Naughty Marietta," a comic opera
in two acts by Victor Herbert and
Rida  Johnson  Young,  is  announced
Warfield as Shylock
The request made to David Belasco's famous star, David Warfield, who
will appear at the Victoria Theatre
on Thursday, January 16, in David
Belasco's most sensational play, "The
Return of Peter Grimm," by the faculty of the University of California
at Berkeley that he present "Shylock" for a single performance at
their famous Greek Theatre, which
holds eight thousand people, during
his forthcoming, visit to the Pacific
coast, again brings the attention of
the public to the fact that Mr. .War-
field has for the past three years been
deeply engrossed in the study of the
role of Shylock ancl his definite aim
to appear in the character may bc
looked forward to at any time. In
case Mr. Warfield accepts the University of California's suggestion it
will lead to the interesting event of
David Belasco making the trip to his
old home in California purposely to
produce "The Merchant of Venice,"
ancl in the event the proposition of
the University is accepted Mr. Belasco will send to California special
actors to interpret the different roles.
This, of course, will bc a most extravagant proceeding, but as Madame
Bernhardt played in the Greek The-
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First Official Announcement.)
Mr. Forbes-Robertson finished the
first part of his phenomenally successful farewell tour of the English
provinces at the Theatre Royal, New-
castle-on-Tyne, last night (Wednesday, December 18th), having been
compelled to give overflow performances of "Hamlet," "Mice antl Men,"
"The Passing of the Third Floor
Back" and "The Light That Failed,"
owing to the public demand, and notwithstanding the railway strike.
In January Forbes-Robertson continues his farewell tour of the provincial cities he has not yet visited,
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Newport (Mon.), Exeter, Bath,
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and  Review
published every Saturday by*
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published   at   1208   Government   St.,
Victoria, B. C, Canada
Le Joie de
By Boh
I wish I could persuade everybody
to buy and read what 1 think is the
most delightful book that has come
my way for a long time. 1 refer to
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide
Pujol," by W. J. Locke. This brilliant
author has, during the last few years,
given ,us half-a-dozen books whicii
are well worth reading. He has proved himself to be an idealist, a roman-
cist, a moralist, a philosopher and a
humourist of a very high order. His
first pretentious work was "The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne," which for
all round literary merit has not been
surpassed by any of its successors.
But for fanciful imagination, for the
thistle-down touch and the impalpable
turn which invest a character with a
sense of half reality, yet all fascination, commend me to some of his
other creations.
I have never been able quite to decide whether I love the most his
"Beloved Vagabond" or "Septimus,"
and now these two delightful creations have an undoubted rival in
"Aristide Pujol." This latest hero of
my favourite author is a typical
Frenchman, that is, he typifies all
those well-known characteristics of
the Frenchman which we are accustomed to associate with his race. He
is witty, optimistic, humourous, versatile, impressionable, impulsive and
volatile to a degree. No doubt Mr.
Locke's portraiture is in many respects a caricature, but it must not
be forgotten that the same objection
can be urged against all of Dickens'
most delightful characters. No one
ever met anyone just like Mr. Pickwick, Mr. Micawber (although with
respect to the latter a good judge has
told me that his counterpart in costume figured at the Devonian banquet; but let that pass), Sam Weiler,
Martin Chttzzlewit, Mrs. Gamp, Jingle or fifty others who might be mentioned. Yet they are all recognized
as types. The exaggeration is but an
emphasizing of their typical features.
So with Aristide Pujol. Indeed, I
am told by a very good authority, a
French lady, that she has met scores
of Frenchmen just like him, and that
having read thc book very carefully,
she does not find one eccentricity of
which such a Frenchman might not
be guilty. This is high praise from
a competent and critical authority.
Why I recommend the book is that
it rings and resounds with "le joie
de vivre." Just as there was not a
dull moment in the hero's life, so
there is not a dull page in the book.
The unexpected is always happening.
You can never tell what Aristide will
do next, and it is always the thing
which you would not have guessed.
It is true many of them are things
which might not seem humanly possible, but to him they appear perfectly natural.
Take one episode, that of the "Finding." Now bear in mind that Aristide was an adventurer; a child of
fortune; at one moment with full
pockets, and the next "dead broke,"
and on one of the latter occasions he
started out to sell a patent medicine
in all the villages of France. Equipped with hundreds of samples and
furnished with a worn-out automobile
he sallied forth. His first adventure
was to find a baby on the highway,
which he promptly adopted and carried with Jjim to the nearest town.
There he proclaimed himself as its
father, and enlisted the sympathy of
the landlady of his hotel and of two
prim  maiden ladies of English birth
upon whom in the easiest and most
natural manner possible he unloaded
the care of his infant. Then he hustled round selling patent medicine;
took in a few dollars and managed
to keep his hotel account on the
credit side. When he was ready to
leave the town he found the automobile in the last stages of decay;
it was completely worn out; every
screw was loose; every piece of machinery rattled; even the petrol can
leaked, and the best offer he could
get was a hundred francs. He sat
down, wrote a letter to his principals,
enclosed a draft for all the monies
collected less his commission and told
them that the automobile was at their
order. In the dead of night he carried the foundling, deposited it on
the door-mat of the maiden ladies'
room and left a note with it urging
them to take care of his child. With
the note he left half his wordly possessions and then disappeared from
their ken for ever, to seek adventures
And so on all through the book he
lives the perfect life of an "insouciant." Yet, although nearly always
"broke" and continually flung on his
own resources without a franc, and
having no trade at his fingers' end,
he was never despondent, never nonplussed and never anything but joyously happy in the present and optimistic for the future. He had indeed solved the problem of how to
realize in every circumstance "le joie
de vivre."
The most exquisitely beautiful
chapter in the book is the "Love-
Story of Fleurette," which for dignity
and pathos is not excelled by any
story of the kind that I have ever
read. If you will see the sunny side
of life, the silver lining to every
cloud*, the roses that grow on the
loftiest mountains, read "The Joyous
Adventures of Aristide Pujol" and
then you may possibly learn the
great truth that there is nothing in
human life that justifies despondency
and that more than half the battle is
to see the humorous side of everything.
In Defence of Laodiceans
Written specially for The Week hy
J. Arthur Hill
The world is made up, for the most
part, of people ,who think they know.
They call it "holding strong opinions"; but, in some cases, "ignorance
and pig-headedness" would be a truer
description. People make up their
minds, or what they are pleased to
call their minds, on the very smallest
provocation . Every "man in the
street" has his "views" on every subject which he can successfully or unsuccessfully pretend to understand;
and he is as dogmatic as a vendor of
quack medicines or a socialist orator.
He looks on any confession of ignorance as an admission of weakness
unworthy of the lord of creation. He
discusses the future of aerial navigation with sapient air of expert knowledge; though he may never have seen
a dirigible air vehicle except in his
dreams—when he has a Germano-
phobic nightmare.
Professor Tyndall, in the conversational clutches of a theologian, replied at last that he had "no theory."
His interlocutor stared incredulous.
"But surely you must have some explanatory theory of existence!" gasped the poor gentleman. "No," replied
the incomprehensible man of science,
"in fact, I haven't even a theory of
magnetism, which is a much smaller
kind of affair."
The Tyndalls are in a hopeless minority. Consequently, they suffer.
Formerly, they were dealt with summarily. In religion, for instance,
heresy was checked by means of stake
and gallows. Defoe, in a famous
pamphlet, humourously suggested a
"Short Way with Dissenters." The
short way was a long rope. Religious majorities, when strong enough,
have vigorous methods.
There is always something to be
said on both sides or all sides of every
question. Which is right? You never
can tell, Mr. Shaw would say. "Que
scais-jc," as Montaigne's motto runs
—a fine Laodicean text. Briefly, we
don't know. If we are reproached as
holding an excessively balanced judgment, as sitting for ever on the fence,
as suffering paralysis of the will by
reason of universal doubt, we reply
that it is precisely through doubt and
questioning of generally-accepted
things, that progress is possible. The
typical human being is a conservative,
and swears by the status quo. As it
was in the beginning, is now, and
ever shall be. And he is generally
wrong. It is acquiescence in things
as they are, that causes paralysis—
not uncertainty and  questioning.
Cocksureness in Science
The clasical example of this passive
dogmatism in science, is the famous
case of Lavoisier. Great man though
the co-discoverer of oxygen was, he
made the mistake of ridiculing the
idea of the celestial origin of meteorites. "There are no stones in the
sky," said he; "therefore meteorites
cannot come thence."   Unfortunately
for him, his major premiss happened
to be wrong.
It is on record that the responsible
powers in London*—even Sir Humphrey Davy—attributed lunacy to the
man who proposed to light the city
by the patently absurd method of
sending gas through tubes into the
houses. The idea was amusing in
the extreme.
Similarly, the "Edinburgh Review"
said that Thomas Gray ought to be
put into a straight jacket for maintaining the practicability of railroads,
and Stephenson met with almost
equal increduility, as well as with
many posers from the conservatives,
such as the one which evoked the
historic answer about the "coo*."
("Won't it he very awkward if a cow
strays in front of a train?" "Yes, for
the coo," said Stephenson.)
A French abbe, on first seeing and
hearing a phonograph, absolutely refused to believe the explanation given
him. He attributed the sounds to a
ventriloquist concealed somewhere in
the neighbourhood of the machine.
When general anaesthesia became
possible by the administering of
chloroform, it was first declared to be
impossible, and then, when found to
be possible, was condemned as diabolical. Easing the pains of labour,
for example, was wicked; for it violated the Divine dictum, "In sorrow
shalt thou bring forth children"!
The great-grandfather of Professor
Richet (the famous physiologist of
the University of Paris) had the approval of the Academie des Sciences
when he said; "The idea of siifl'pl-tfj
ing every Parisian with water in his-
own house, up to the fifth story, is
so absurd that we need not pause to
consider it for a moment." And an
old platelayer of my acquaintance—a
villager, but far from unintelligent—
on being told about the electric cars
of Bradford, expressed most vigorous
incredulity, not unmixed with indignation that we should try to make a
butt of him. It was an insult to his
intelligence. "Don't talk soft," said
he, impatiently. "How can they go
without 'osses?" My friend was an
admirable example of unbending conservatism.
The conservatives, or Stupid Party
(as Mill called them) are usually
wrong. They lag behind the times,
tend continually to become anachronisms and "back numbers." On the
other hand, it cannot be denied that
there are cranks who consider themselves heaven-sent geniuses, but
whose credentials require careful
scrutiny before their face value is to
be aeeepted. Some of these people
propound schemes for perpetual motion, or calculations whicii square the
circle; and there is an astonishing
number of them, as indicated in the
"Budget of Paradoxes" by the famous
mathematician (De Morgan), whose
work on the Differential Calculus  is
probably now less well-known than
his more famous novelist relatives
"Joseph Vance" and "Alice-for-short."
Other innovators, careless of circle-
squaring and perpetual motion, address themselves to higher tasks;
proving to their own imense satisfaction that the British are the Ten
Lost Tribes, or pointing out the way
to salvation and the Millenium by a
non-flesh diet or a No-Breakfast cure.
Yes, there are cranks bn both sides.
Certainty that we are right—infallibility—is the deadliest foe of intellectual life, whether we are conservatives or radical reformers with a new
panacea. The wise attitude is the
Laodicean. Turn to literature. What,
for instance, says our wisest? What
says the most human and most comprehensive mind in history? It is
sometimes urged that Shakespeare
had such an objective mind that he
did not reveal himself in his characters; but the best critics believe that
in Hamlet there is at least a greater
amount of self-revelation than in the
other creation s of the dramatist's
genius. What, then, says Hamlet?
The answer jumps to the eyes—as tlle
French say—in the most familiar of
all quotations:—
"To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether   ..."
Exactly. Hamlet did not know;
could not decide; was ' a thinker,
therefore a Laodicean.
This judicial attitude is a marked
feature of Shakespeare, and is a sign
of his true greatness. Much ingenuity has been wasted itr attempting to
prove that he was a Catholic or a
Protestant. Such attempts merely
show incapacity to understand the
very elements of the problem. Shakespeare was an artist. He saw man
whole, saw him from all points of
view, saw the Catholic and the Protestant and the Jew and the Moor and
the atheist. There they were, materials for his art. But as to whicii
is "right" in his pet doctrines concerning that which can never be proved, Shakespeare is almost contemptuously silent, He sees the smallness
of their individual views. Perhaps
they are all right,—or all wrong. Anyhow, he is not going to waste his time
over insoluble problems. Man is
enough for him—the fact that this
man thinks and acts thus and thus,
that man differently, but not less interestingly. Why beat . our heads
against stone walls? Why try to scale
the inaccessible heavens? It is waste
of valuable energy. There is much
mystery—true. But let us brave the
fact, not blink it. It is the coward,
the small terrified man, who hugs his
little solution, protesting that it explains everything, when he knows
well enough, at bottom, that it doesn't.
Is ignorance painful? Well, then,
says Shakespeare, it is painful. Little
solutions can readily be obtained
from priest or philosopher. Shakespeare prefers to let you remain in
the solemn presence of a mystery.
"He does not invite you into his lit-
-tl-ej-chur-ch. m Iys. little library brilliantly illuminated by philosophical
W* theological; rushlights. You remain, in darkness,--But you remain in
the vital air; Aiid- the -great night is
overhead." (Dowden: Shakspere; A
Critical Study of His Mind ancl Art,
p. 226.)
Turning to the greatest name in the
literature of our Teutonic cousins,
we find Goethe had the same power
of detachment, Indeed, he was Pantheist or Monotheist or Polytheist or
Trinitarian according as the mood
varied. "Vielseitig" is his label. But
many-sidedness, though a term of
honour among the thoughtful, is anathema to the typical conservative,
who thinks that the only sensible
point of view is his own. Speaking
of Goethe reminds one that the German "moderate party" is called "die
Grauen"—the gray, the not-violently-
coloured, Laodiceans, in short.
Theologians are often charged with
dogmatism, and they rarely admit ignorance. Yet, even among these, one
just man is found—and he an unexpected one. For it is none other than
the great Augustine himself. Regarding the Scriptures that are obscure,
he is slow to come to conclusions
lest he should "be deceived in them
or deceive out of them." And, further:  "Melius  est  dubitare  de  rebus
occultis , quam litigare de ince.rtis."
Finally, as to the Antichrist of 2.
Thess. II. 1-7: "I frankly confess I
know not what he means." ("De Civ.
Dei," XX. 19). Truly this counts unto him for righteousness, though
whether it balances his eschatology
concerning the fate of unbaptised infants who die in their sins, is a question that will be variously answered.
We may admit, however, that there
are some things on which it does
seem necessary to hold strong opinions, though we may admit it with
regret. In this imperfect world, we
are compelled to recognize certain
facts, and to act on certain hypotheses, if we wish to continue our
earthly pilgrimage. For example, we
must eat. And we must avoid—difficult feat!—colliding with motor-cars
and other objects of extreme avoirdupois and momentum, which whirl
about like roaring lions, seeking
whom they may devour. And yet
we cannot "prove" this necessity. The
fact that food has hitherto nourished
us, and that heavy travelling objects
have previously inflicted grievous
bodily harm on us or other sufferers,
is no proof that things will continue
to do the same. It is merely an inference. However, as Butler said,
probability is the guide of life; and,
though it is only an inference, perhaps even only a guess, we certainly
dare not risk guessing wrong. So, to
some extent, we follow the common
herd, and act as if we really held
strong opinions, Laodiceans though
we be!
But in all other matters let us doubt
and question—like Descartes—wherever possible. Philosophy is not much
good at discovering new truth, as we
may cheerfully admit with Kant; but
it can at least save us from error.
And that is something, surely. Nor
need this attitude prevent us from
respecting sincere persons who do
hold strong views. At bottom, we
probably rather envy.them. There is
something pleasant and healthy abOut
them—a ' British downrightedness
whicii is at least honest, if not deep.
Said Nicholas Morice three hundred
years ago: "A frank Papist I love:
for an honest Protestant I can die
the death: but an aged trimmer, as I
live, I abominate."
I confess to a preference for this
Nicholas, if I had to choose between
him. and Nicolo Machiavelli for my
company. He is at least honest, even
if perhaps shallow and hasty. But it.
does not necessarily follow that because a man is no zealot, he is therefore dishonest and a ''trimmer." He
may be a Laodicean because of his.
very honesty; he. sees that there is
much to be said on all sides, and that
an honest and thoughful man cannot
go shouting with the partizans and
fanatics. There is a famous passage
in Dante which is distasteful to me
and which I always skip. It is that
which describes those people who had
lukewarm opinions. They are in a
place halfway between .the top and
bottom—so to speak—of Hell. .They
are hateful both to .God. and to His
"A Dio spiacente ed a' nemici sui."
Dante was a good hater, and, next
to a friend, loved a worthy enemy. He
could not understand—any more than
could Carlyle, who quotes this passage approvingly .in. his .."French
Revolution"—a balanced and judicial
attitude. Accordingly, making his
God (and his Devil) . after his own
image, he places the lukewarm in
this very objectionable place, using!
extremely strong language aboutl
them. The circumstances of the ex-|
iletf Florentine's life must count un
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January 2 to 7.
I January 2—
A. C. Westgate—Bushby—Dwelling  $ 2,800
Morris & Edwards—Bank—Dwelling   3,250
A. A. Taylor and Jas. Fraser—Oak Bay Ave.—Store  4,000
Bank of Montreal*—Rockland*—Alterations ..'  3,000
^January 3—
Coast Investment Co.—Fairfield—Dwelling   3,300
Victoria Warehouse Co.—Dallas Rd.—Warehouse   8,000
J. R. Bowes—Fort and Blanchard-—Stores   10,000
W. McGregor—Myrtle—Dwelling    3,000
|January 4—
S. H. J. Mason—Hillside—Stores   1,800
|January 6—
J. E. Grice—Pembroke—Apartments   7,000
|January 7—
McPherson & Fullerton—Store ancl Discovery—Hotel  18,000
J. Daniels—Bank—Dwelling   2,530
F. F. Hedges—Haultain—Dwelling   2,000
Victoria City School Board—Moss and Fairfield—
Manual Training Rooms   3,900
Thos. Sumner—Avebury—Dwelling  3,500
G. W. Mcintosh—Amphion—Dwelling   2,500
Royal Bank of Canada—Cook and Fort—Bank  25,000
C. Coats—Belmont—Dwelling   300
Wm. Eddie—Bank—Stable    600
By H. M. P. Eckardt
Prior to the establishment of the Bank of Italy, in 1893, the banks
f that country committed nearly all the misdemeanors and crimes in
jihe financial calendar.   They and the government issued inconvertible
fotes; the banks aided and abetted real estate speculations; the execu-
ve officials of one bank issued false statements to conceal losses of
lany millions of lire, and when discovery was threatened as a result of
government investigation, the heads of another bank—the greatest
jank in the kingdom—accommodatingly sent over 8,000,000 lire to en-
le the first bank to deceive the inspectors.   In Italy the exclusive
ght of note issue and the usual valuable special privileges are con-
xred upon three institutions—the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Naples,
d the Bank Sicily.   Provision is made for having these banks lend
|rge amounts to the public treasury.
Supervision is Vested in Treasury.—The supervision of the banks
vested in the treasury. There is a permanent commission consisting
f 4 senators, 4 deputies and of 5 members appointed by royal decree.
\nd the minister of the treasury watches the banks through the inspec-
irate-general. At various council meetings a government inspector is
resent with power "to suspend the execution of decisions that may in
is opinion be contrary to the laws, regulations, ancl statutes."
The inspectorate-general examines the annual balances of, the
anks, and where deemed necessary, verifies the correspondence of the
jtid balancs with the records of the institutions.
Swedish Banking Development.—The banking development of
weden has been peculiar, inasmuch as the privileges given to the cen-
al bank were not, in the first place so exclusive as to prevent the de-
ilopment of a considerable number of other important banks.   There
as at first no monopoly of note issue given to the Riksbank, as the
ate institution in this country is called.   The joint stock banks of issue
•e called Enskilda banks.   They developed rapidly; and eventually
leir note issues exceeded those of the state institution.   The government desired to strengthen the state institution; ancl as one means of
)ing so it took away the issue rights of the enskilda banks in 1901.
recognized that the possession of the right of issuing notes enabled
e enskilda banks to establish offices in very small places; and when
e right of issue was taken away from the joint stock banks, they
ere cajoled or subsidized on condition that they were not to close any
these offices.
Render an Account Quarterly.—As early as 1846 there was a cer-
in measure of government supervision over the Swedish joint-stock
|;nks. Thus in the monograph on the Swedish banking system, by A.
T. Flux, that the law of 1846 required the banks to render an account
I their affairs to the crown quarterly. "An inspector appointed by the
,cal representative of the crown was to take part in the making up of
■is account, and was also to be entitled to enquire into the affairs of
je bank at any time, with due regard to the secrecy of the relations of
e bank with its clients."
* In the case of the Riksbank, as it is a state institution, the pro-
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ore elaborate.
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Bank is a joint stock company in private ownership. Its affairs are
managed by 5 managing directors, "of whom two are appointed by the
government, three elected by the directors, which consists of fifteen
representatives of the shareholders." The bank has a monopoly of
note issue and the customary special privileges.
Norway, on account of its political connection with Denmark,
lost heavily, by the irredeemable paper money issued by the Danish
bank and government a hundred years ago.
The Bank of Norway is wholly controlled by the Norwegian government. The bank has a monopoly of note issue. "The president of
the managing committee of five is appointed by the crown, the other
members by parliament, which also elects the fifteen members of the
board of directors. The profits are divided between the shareholders
and the public treasury."
Royal Commissary's Salary Paid by Bank—Tht Bank of the
Netherlands was created by royal decree in 1814. At the beginning it
enjoyed various privileges in addition to that of note issue. The government provided premises free of charge, and took up 1,000,000 florins
of the original capital. By 1864 the government had ceased to give the
bank free premises, and its special privileges, apart from the monopoly
of note issue and the sole possession of the government business, had
been withdrawn or suppressed. The state exacts various services from
the bank and participates in the profits. Supervision over the bank
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countries mentioned, that only three or four banking institutions of
prominence are to be found outside of the central institution. Over
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"Doctor, I want to ward off seasickness
on this trip so that I can play bridge ancl
enjoy myself. Now, some of my friends say
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"Well, ma'am," replied the doctor, thoughtfully, it's only a question of whether you
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''That's not correct."
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to make a grammatical error than offend
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ash carts.
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'ome for the kids,"  said  one  street  worker.
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duty I Ain't they our blommin' colonists, anyway?    H'it's their duty,  I sez!"
Just like mother used
to make only
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piece of coal; and the coal may burn
slowly, or may not burn at all; put
a match to a magazine of gunpowder,
and you will probably produce a devastating explosion. And in the same
way, the passion of love will produce in one kind of temperament just
a mild sensation, vivid enough to be
agreeable, tepid enough not to be too
disturbing. Another temperament is
struck by the passion; and immediately there conies the devastating explosion and the end of all things.
Any human being, who is ready to
die by his or her own hand, may be
morally a coward; indeed, it is undoubtedly cowardly for a man or woman to slip out of lif*- anu leave to
others the conflict with its necessities
or its sorrows. But it is falsehood
and cant to say that the human being, who goes out of the life and all
its possibilities and joys, to the darkness of death, does not reveal certain
great qualities; courage, the acceptance of facts, the resolution to face
the greatest of all terrors—the unknown. But why labour a point
w.hich is discussed in our greatest
writer's greatest plays; go to Hamlet's soliloquy, and you will find it all
Youth and beauty in the woman;
wealth and comparative youth in the
man; and the end, self-inflicted and
painful death; here is a.tragedy bolder and more poignant than most
writers—even the most daring—
would venture to present to the
world. The theme of the two men
and the one woman, or—as has turned out to be the true story in this
case—of two men and two women,
forms the staple of half our modern
novels. It is the theme of one of
Goethe's greatest works—the Walil-
verwandschaften—or Elective Affini-
jties, as it has been translated into
j English. It figures, besides, in our
daily papers for almost every day of
several months of the year. Among
the less educated and less self-controlled classes, it ends often in murder, and then the gallows; among
the more educated and the more self-
controlled, it usually finds its remedy
in the divorce court. In thousands
of homes, it means that inner darkness which poisons an atmosphere as
much as the germ of cholera, and
takes all the joy or light out of the
life of the men and the women who
are unfortunate enough to get involved in one of those perplexities of life.
But rarely does it reach such com-
, pleteness of sombre and tragic result
as in the case of the unfortunate
creatures, who ended their lives down
in a beautiful Cornish seaside town
during the last fortnight.
Let us first try to get at the character and temperament of the chief
figures in the drama.    We have the
advantage  of    knowing    them    now
thoroughly—as  they  probably never
knew themselves.    Mrs. Nowill, as I
i read her character, was full  of the
i joy of life.   She was handsome; ro-
! bust; full of vitality—devoted to open-
[ air exercise; fascinating in manner—
elegant in dress; universally admired;
and joined to a husband devoted to
j her  with  unselfishness,   with  perfect
i trust, and with adoring   admiration.
IHer  circumstances were  easy;    she
had  none  of the  shifts  and  sordid
I miseries of life which drive so many
1 women to vice and so many to des-
jpair.   Apparently, there is no care to
Itrouble her.   There is    nothing   to
I show    that    tendency    to    brooding
j which makes life a misery to so many
j women; women who brood don't care
jto play golf every day they can. To
Ji everybody she meets she gives a smile
■ and a pleasant word; in short, she is
(one of fortune's favourites; healthy in
■body, sunny in mind, easy in circum-
- stance.    Where is room for the belief in such a case that she has the
temperament, or could ever have the
conditions,    which  would  make her
jprefer hideous death to the sunshine
and to the game of golf, and the ad-
I miration of friends and the devotion
fof a husband?
And yet we are now able to under-
fstand that, in all these interpretations
Cof her character, we would be profoundly false. For this young, robust,
(laughing, well-dresed woman has
lthe resolution to go out on a winter
levelling, from her comfort and the
■warmth of a lounge in a hotel and the
Jjsteaming tea table, and the companionship of a man who, she knows, ad-
Bmires her, from the side of the mother
ithat has borne and nursed and loved
filler, and presumably, for no one can
[now be certain, to throw herself down
[the horrid void of a craggy coast into
lthe seething waters below. Let us
[keep this revelation of character well
lin mind if we are to form a true
■judgment of the tragedy. For it is
[temperament that tells in this, as in
[most of the affairs of life. Love finds
[most men and women at some period
lof their lives; but you can no more
!;say how love affects a man or a wo-
|jman than you can tell how they will
live through any other crisis of life.
IThe passion is the same, or at least
ljis called by the same name; but you
|can no more expect it to affect different people the same way than you
Jean anticipate the same effect from
Jthe collision of two entirely different
fkinds of bodies.    Put  a match to a
And this readiness to die becomes
even more remarkable in the case of
such a woman as Mrs. Now:ll. For
she was none of those puling, hysterical and everlastingly invalid women
who make life a torture to themseles
and to everybody else. Apparently
she was a radiant being, who spread
happiness, sanity and joyousness all
around her. It is so often like that
in life; those who love life most are
often the readiest to give it up, while
those who hate life, often dread death
the most. Such, then, is the temperament of the female figure in this
drama. Now let us study the man.
It would be difficult to find apparently two characters more different—except that they had—and this was the
main cause of the tragedy—a certain
likeness in the violence and vigour of
the temperament. He is described as
sallow, morose and taciturn. But in
him also you find all the materials
for such a devastating explosion as
passion creates in certain natures.
Whatever this man wants, he must
have; whatever for the moment engages his feelings, engages them altogether. There is no drawing back
for him; no compromise; no prospect beyond that emotion which, for
the moment, consumes and possesses
his whole being. With him, as apparently with her, it is the match and
the gunpowder magazine, not the
match and the piece of coal.
It may be objected as to him, as to
the woman, that he showed moral
cowardice in committing suicide. This
seems to me a profoundly false judgment. Think of this man standing
behind the door of a hotel; taking his
braces; and there in the silence, in
the solitude of his room, slowly
strangling himself to death; and doing so, not because he had to face
shame, for there was no risk of
shame; not because he had no other
hope in life; not because he had been
shattered by ill-luck, for he was one
of the fortunate of men who had
amassed a large fortune early in his
life, and apparently without much effort. This man, then, does himself
thus slowly, painfully, horribly tp
death because he had lost the one
person in the world that* made life
tolerable to him; and had lost her
probably—as he thought—through his
own folly or cruelty. If all the men
in the world, who did wrong to a
woman, or all the women who had
blighted the life of some man, were
to commit suicide, the death-rate
would be much higher. Tt was only
a nature, strong, fearless and capable
of a great passion, that could have
been ready to face death under conditions so horrible; and to give up
life, while it still continued to present so many possibilities.
These, then, were the two temperaments to whom there came what is so
often merely a transient caprice or a
pleasant episode—when they accidentally met on one of those beautiful ships of the P. and O. Company,
which runs between England and the
East. It is an ideal mise en scene for
the beginning of a great passion. The
life is indolent; the hours are free;
there is the beautiful water and the
constantly changing scenes of the
lovely Mediterranean; and, at the end,
there is all the strange mystery of
Egypt and the East. One can well
imagine how the two might start with
just a little talk to pass away the
hour; little knowing what tremendous
issues there were to them both in this
chance acquaintance. For, from this
time forward, Delay seems to have
come to the side of Mrs. Nowill whenever he could. It is evident that he
was a man of secretive temper; it is
only since his death that it has been
discoveied that he was a married man.
And this marriage, which dated from
November of last year, took place
after he had made the acquaintance
of Mrs. Nowill. Still more strange,
this marriage seems to have been unknown to the two sisters and other
relatives of Delay. What was the explanation of this marriage, whicii ended in separation very soon after it
was celebrated? Was it entered into
by this strange man in the hope that
it might cure the disastrous passion
for a married woman in which there
could be no real happiness? Marriages are often made for no better
reason than this; and usually they end
The final stage in the story begins
in Newquay. Everybody who has
ever been in Cornwall in winter, will
know that it is the ideal spot in England for the winter; and especially
for any couple who sought that solitude and remoteness for which a violent passion gives so keen a desire.
If there be any sunshine within our
shores in winter, it is to be found
there. There is the coast-line with
its entrancing beauty of headland after headland, its rocky heights bathed
now by lukewarm and soft water under the sunshine, and again lashed by
the fierce and white waves of a
stormy and open sea. I never can
forget the strange and enduring impression left upon my imagination as
I gazed out to the sea which washes
Land's End; the murderous rocks,
with the wild sea-birds croaking
around them, and over all the bodies
that had there found their watery
grave; the rocky and wild cliffs, the
drear solitude and all this rendered
weird and desolating and mystical by
the thick misty haze—it looked as if
it were well-called the End of this island, and, indeed, of the whole world.
Newquay, I believe, for I have never
seen it, has a softer beauty, but there
also are the lofty and rocky headlands; and there, also, at times, the
raging waves of the angry ocean.
Thither came some three weeks ago
this strange man, whose life had been
spent in the East; who was* apparently much of a wanderer; and who had
put behind him all necessity for work
or worry by having amassed early as
large a fortune as £70,000. He was
not the kind of guest that could add
much to the joyousness of a hotel or
its inmates. He was, as all agree,
morose and silent, and as one who
saw him says, he never smiled. H!s
guilty and hopeless passion was eating into his very soul. What a
strange thing the human heart is; and
especially when it is seized and possessed by a wild passion! Of all
things that surprise and affright me
in human character and life, there is
nothing that does so more than the
constant sense one gets of the loneliness and remoteness of the single human soul. Sometimes it is grief,
sometimes it is melancholy, sometimes it is love; but, whatever the
fixed idea may be in natures that can
be* possessed by a fixed idea, there
is created around the soul a loneliness, a detachment, a so-to-speak invulnerable, though invisible, coat of
mail through which nothing can penetrate. Duty, honour, self-interest, religion, the myriad millions that people the earth, the vast and wondrous
expanses of its surface, friend or wife,
or child or parent—none of them exist
for the possessed soul; it lives its own
inner and impenetrable kingdom; it
is as remote from you as the farthest
of the farthest stars. Two days, this
lonely and obsessed man is alone
with his brooding thoughts; and then
there comes sunshine. The one being that exists for him, that blots out
everything else in the world, arrives;
a handsome, tall, beautifully dressed
woman, with the alert step of the woman of the open air; the bright and
charming face, the pleasant and affable manner, life in its most vital
and most fascinating form. She
comes; and doubtless brings to this
gloomy creature's face a look that it
has not known during these two days
of impatient waiting.
There is no record of anything but
sunshine, too, in the intercourse of
the two for the first few days after
she has arrived. She has brought her
mother along with her; and her
mother, like everybody else belonging to her, adores this amiable and
attractive creature. But the peace of
two people in such impossible conditions as environ this man and this
woman, never can last long; and
above all, could not last long with natures constituted as theirs. Lymphatic,
irresolute, people can drift along
through impossible situations, living
the hour and neither minding or preparing for the morrow. Or there are
merely vicious people who see in
Love nothing but self-indulgence,
who can seize the moment, enjoy it
to the full; and then pass on as
though it were all but a dream or a
trifling episode. But here are two beings whose temperaments are violent,
reckless, fearless, impatient; and they
both are separated—even if the" love
had been equally vehement on both
sides—of which there is no proof—by
obstacles which only those, without
feeling and without conscience, could
shake off. We all, especially in this
country, are clanking invisible chains;
sometimes of honour and of affection,
sometimes of false ideals, either of
our own or of the dominant conventions of those among whom our lot
is cast. In the great Italian poem,
the jealoufhusband drags his wife to
the lonely castle, which is surrounded
by the fever-laden campagna; and
there, torturing her to death, bids her
die unless she reveals the name of the
lover whom his deadly hate hungers
to kill. We have no such remote
castles in our epoch; nor such fever-
laden campagnas, nor such possibilities of unchecked violence; but how
many there are we all know, who, besieged in the castle of their modest
home, within the narrow frontiers of
perhaps a suburban house, are yet
just as much prisoners of their destinies as the woman whom Dante's
creation slowly drove to death; and
like her, pass daily along the Gol-
gothan road that leads first to the
death of all joy and all hope, and
then to the weary throwing off the
burden of a wrecked life!
There is always the watchful and
hideous spirit of jealousy around such
a story as that of these two people;
and everything frets, and when two
people in such conditions begin to try
and break the chains of their conditions, they become in the end as
much a torture to each other as
though they were tigers in a crowded
pit, each trying to reach the top over
the carcase of the other. A word, a
look, is sufficient to set into motion
all that fund of exasperation—against
conditions and then against each
other—which lies within their
bosoms. And this is, apparently, what
began to happen during the closing
days of this tragedy. It has occurred
to many students of this drama that,
escape being so easy for both thc
man and the woman, such a hideous
solution of the problem, as horrible,
painful and self-inflicted death, was
almost incredible folly; and so, perhaps, it might have been if these people had been of different characters.
But none of us stand alone in this
world; the soft eyes of some woman,
the baby fingers of a child, the patient
and adoring look of some man, worshipped and yet not loved, the appeal
of an aged parent—all these things
lie around us, and chain and imprison
and make us helpless. Slaves of the
destinies  of  others,  we  arc  not  thc
masters of our own. You remember
that passage in Walter Scott's "Red-
gauntlet," where the scion of an ancient house, looking at his face in the
mirror, suddenly and in agony, discovers that he bears on his forehead
the mark that has pursued his house
for generations, and sees that all his
efforts to escape their destinies are
helpless against this heritage of woe.
And so it is with us all; we cannot
escape our environment or our heritage or the consequence of our acts.
The growing exasperation between
the two is so palpable that it can no
longer escape those watching eyes
which pursue so many people unknown to them; from a thousand unseen corners and distances. When
they are walking to the golf links,
somebody observes that the man attempts to take the woman's hand; she
repulses him. They are seen walking
together on a cliff; and again they
are observed to be quarrelling. When
they sit down in the hotel lounge after dinner one night, the man asks
the woman to have a liqueur; she refuses; he presses her; she refuses
again and apparently with anger.
Quarrels can be slight things with
some people; but these are vehement
and excitable natures; and tlieir quarrels become deadly things, which possess, infuriate, madden them both.
And there comes a new element in
the exasperation which is turning
them to fury against each other; the
little interval at this remote seaside
town is approaching the end. The
man wants to prolong it, with all its
mixture of happiness and misery; but
the woman has had enough of it. She
wants to go away; she looks for her
purse; cannot find it; and rushes to
the conclusion that the man has taken
it so as to prevent her leaving. He
imagines that she has consented to
remain over Sunday and tells her
mother so. But evidently the woman
has not consented, or if she has, has
repented and longs to escape from
this torture of doubt, conflicting
thoughts and persecution. What did
the man want? What did the woman
refuse; and why? Nobody can do
more than speculate, but the most
probable solution seems to me to be
that this madman—for such he had
become—begged and then tried to
bully the woman into the abandonment of honour, of duty, of everything she held dear in life; and that
to these appeals she gave an unvarying and inflexible "No." For in the
liotel with her was her dear old
mother; there were other relatives
whom she loved; and, up in Sheffield,
there was a man, honest, staunch, indulgent, unselfish, who loved her,
trusted her, believed in her; he was
the one impregnable rock to which
She could confidently cling amid all
the storms of life. Break such a noble
heart, betray such loving trust; shame
such a home—death rather! This was
her answer to all these mad and
wicked appeals; and when she made
that answer, she meant it, for that
was her nature.
On the Saturday morning, when the
man was expecting her to prolong
her stay from home she rises apparently in complete distraction of spirt.
She knows neither what she is savi ig
or doing. She has had her bath; a
few minutes after she forgets all
about it, and asks for another bath.
But still she tries to struggle through
the day. She goes out in her purple
golf dress, and plays golf;, but her
will is still set on rushing back to
the safe asylum of lawful love and
the haven of home, and she consults
hurriedly and feverishly the raihvay
time table. Flight—immediate, irrevocable—that is the one honourable
solution of her woe. Then conies the
afternoon tea. Her mother is there, so
is Delay, and the kettle is steaming
and the air filled with the delicious
aroma of tea—and all is so cosy, so
home-like, so niuc'h a familiar and delicious part of all our days in Englis'h
life. But the distraught and tortured woman passes it all by; rushes
out to 'the air and to the cliff; sees
the dizzy height below her, and below that the cruel rocks and the hungry sea. No matter! She faces it
all, and in a second she is whirling
(Continued on Page 9) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913
In   the   Matter   of   an   application   tor   fresh
Certificates of Title to an undivided half
of Lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 of part of Lots 30,
31  and 32,  Oakland  Estate,   (Map  313),
Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the   first   publication   hereof   to   issue   fresh
Certificates of Title in lieu of the Certificates
of  Title  issued  to  Henry   Louis  Salmon  on
the  27th day  of November,   1803,  and numbered 17401 A, and to Emanuel Joseph Salmon
on   the   27th   day   of   November,   1893,   and
numbered   17402 A   respectively,   which   have
been lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
B. C, this 28th day of December, 1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
jan. 4 feb. 2
For a License to Take and Use Water.
NOTICE is hereby given that Herbert
Cuthbert, of Victoria, B. C, will apply for
a license to take and use .35 sec. feet of
water out of unnamed marked No. 1, No. 2,
No. 3 Creek, which flows in a Northeasterly
direction through part of Section 35, Esquimau District, and empties into Esquimalt
Lagoon, near its southerly end. The water
will be diverted at its head and will be used
for domestic purposes on the land described
as part of Section 35, Esquimalt District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the ioth day of December, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the
Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder  or  with the  Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.  C.
By  R.   G.   GILCHRIST,
dec. 21 jan  18
SEALED tenders, addressed to the Officer
in Charge H. M. C. Dockyard, Esquimalt,
and endorsed: "Tender for Torpedo Boat
Slipway," will be received until noon on
Monday, January 13th, 113, for the reconstruction in concrete of the Torpedo Boat
Slipway in H. M. C. Dockyard, Esquimalt,
B. C.
Drawing and specification may be seen at
the Office of the Naval Store Officer, Esquimalt Yard, between the hours of 10 a.m. and
noon each day, when the Engineer of the
Marine and Fisheries Department will be
present to point out site of work and to
answer any enquiries.
The Department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.
Commander R. C. N.,
Officer in Charge of Yard,
H.M.C. Dockyard, Esquimalt.
jan-4 jan 11
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that I, Albert Boyce, of Nanaimo, B.C., occupation Rancher, intends to
apply for permission t^> purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about six miles in a westerly direction
from the western extremity of Kwalcho Lake,
marked N. E. corner, thence south 40 chains,
west 80 chains, north 40 chains, east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing 320
acres, more or less.
Dated 25th August, 1912.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 Jan. 11
NOTICE is hereby given that meetings of
the Provincial Labour Commission will be held
at the following places:—
Victoria—Tuesday and Wednesday, January
14th and isth, in the Maple Committee-room
of the Parliament Buildings, at 10 a.m.
Vancouver—Friday and Saturday, January
17th and 18th, Court-house, 10 a.m.
New Westminster—Monday, January 20th,
Court-house, 10 a.m.
Kamloops — Wednesday, January 22nd,
Court-house, 10 a.m.
Salmon Arm—Thursday, January 23rd.
Revelstoke—Friday,   January   24th,   Courthouse,  10 a.m.
Other meetings will be announced later.
The Commission will hear evidence on all
matters   affecting   labour   conditions   in   the
Province.    All persons interested are invited
to be present.
jan. 4 Jan. 18
District of Renfrew.
TAKE  notice  that   Thomas   W.   Armitage,
of   Huddersfield,   England;   occupation.   Accountant; intends to apply for permission to
purchase   the    following   described    lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the south
boundary of  Lot   580,   80  chains  west  from
the   northwest  corner   of   T.L.   1746;   thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north   80  chains;   thence  west_ 80   chains  to
point of commencement; containino** 640 acres
more or less.
Dated December   10th,   1912.
jan   11 mar
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Frederick Dodds, of Vancouver,  B.C., occupation Laborer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about 8 miles in a westerly direction
from the western extremity of Kwalcho Lake,
marked N. E. corner, thence south 40 chains,
west 80 chains, north 40 chains, east 80 chains
to   point of commencement,   containing   320
acres, more or less.
Dated 27th August, 1012.
Percy Gadsden, Agent,
nov. 9 jan. 11
__J_9_K    r_9 ____¥_.
British  Columbia  Dredging  Fleet.
SEALED Tenders, addressed to the undersigned and endorsed on envelope, "Tender
for Supply of Fuel Oil," will he received up
to noon January 25th, 1913, for the supply
of Fuel Oil for use of the _ British Columbia
Dredging Fleet, for a period of three (3)
years from  this date.
The oil to be the best commercial quality
and as specified in form of tender.
Forms, of tender may be obtained at the
office of Wm. Henderson, Esq., Resident
Architect, Victoria, B. C.; at the office of C.
C. Worsfold, Esq., Resident Engineer, New
Westminster, B. C.; and at the office of the
Superintendent of Dredges, Room 40, Post
Office Building, Vancouver, B.  C.
The Department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender and reserves
the right to accept the whole or part of any
Dated January 6th,  1913.
Acting Superintendent of Dredges.
Department of Public Works, Vancouver, B.C.
Newspapers  will  not  be paid  for  this  advertisement if they insert it without authority
from the Department,
jan 11 jan 18
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the
undersigned, and endorsed "Tenders for
Dredging, False Creek, Vancouver," will be
received until 4.00 p.m., on Friday, January
31, 1913, for dredging required at False
Creek, Vancouver, B.  C.
Tenders will not be t considered unless
made on the forms supplied, and signed with
the actual signatures of tenderers.
Combined specification and form of tender
can be obtained on application to the Secretary, Department of Public Works, Ottawa,
and to C. C. Worsfold, Esq., District Engineer, New Westminster, B. C. Tenders must
include the towing of the plant to and from
the work. .Dredges and tugs not owned and
registered in Canada shall not be employed
in the performance of the work contracted
for. Contractors must be ready to begin
work within thirty days after the date they
have been notified of the acceptance of their
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, for five per cent. (5 p.c.)
of the contract price, which will be forfeited
if the person tendering decline to enter into
a contract when called upon to do so, or
fail to complete the work contracted for. If
the tender be not accepted the cheque will
be returned.
The   Department   does   not   bind   itself   to
accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, December 27,  1912.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement  if  they   insert  it  without   authority
from the Department.—33298.
jan 4. jan 11.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that John A. Stringer, of
Mitcham, Surrey; occupation, Government
Officer; Intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following descrilied lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at tlie southwest corner of Lot 580, being T.L- 1727;
thence north 80 chains; thenee west about
60 chains to thc southeast corner of Lot 56;
thence south 80 chains; thenee east 60 chains
to point of commencement; containing 480
acres more or less.
Dated December  10th,  1912.
jan  11 mar 8
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Fred William Webster,
of Seattle; occupation, Machinist; intends to
apply for permission lo purchase tlie following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about 40 chains east and 20 chains
south from the northeast corner of Lot 49;
thence north 80 chains; Ihence east 80 chains;
tiience soutii 80 chains; thenee west_ 80 chains
to point of commencement; containing 640
acres more or less.
Dated December 8,  1912.
jan   11  mar  8
District  of Renfrew.
TAKE  notice  that  Arthur  Sykcs,  of   Huddersfield,     England;     occupation,     Woollen
Manufacturer;   intends   lo   apply   for   permission    to    purchase    the    following    described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted about
40 chains cast  from  the  northeast   coiner of^
Lot 49; thence north 60 chains; thence west1
80  chains;   thence   soutii   do   chains;   thence
east  80  chains  to  point   of  commencement;
containing 480 acres more or less.
Dated December 8,  1912.
jan   11
mar  8
by the Provincial Government to inquire into
the conditions of agriculture in the Province,
in its various branches and in all its relations
to industrial and economic development, will
hold sessions at the following places and
dates assigned:—
Vancouver—Court-house, January 9th,, ioth
and   uth.
New Westminster—City Hall, January 13th
and  14th.
Victoria—Court-house, January 17th and
All the sessions to 'ic commenced at 10
o'clock a.m. of each day.
Anybody desiring to give evidence before
the Commission on any subject within the
scope of this inquiry is hereby invited to appear at any of tlle above sittings of the Coin-
It is the purpose to give the inquiry the
widest and fullest scojie possible. While it
is the intention to take up the investigation
from the point of view of thc practical producer, be he horticulturist, dairyman, or
stock-breeder, etc., it is also the desire to
ascertain the views of the consumer, the middleman, the commission merchant and the retailer.
Parties appearing before thc Commission
will not be restricted to any formal line of
inquiry, but will be afforded every opportunity to take_ up the subject-matter from
any poi nt of view they may desire.
jan   11 jan   iS
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice.that   Lawrence  Tompkins,  of
Seattle,   Wash.;   occupation,   Grocer;   intends
to apply for permission to purchase thc following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post  planted   80   chains  north   and  80  chains
west from    the    southwest   corner   of   T.L.
42601;   thence  north  80  chains;   thence  east
40   chains;   thence   soutli   40   chains;   thence
east 40 chains; thence soutii 40 chains; thence
west  80  chains  to   point  of  commencement;
containing  480  aeres more  or  less.
Dated  December  8,   1912.
mar  8
Provincial Gaol, Victoria.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for Provincial Gaol, Victoria," will be
received by the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Tuesday,
28th day of January, 1913, for the erection
and completion of a Provincial Gaol, Victoria,
B. C.
Drawings, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen at the offices of
Government Agent, Vancouver, and at the
Department of Public Works, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying to
the undersigned, obtain one copy _ of the
drawings and one copy of the specifications
for thc sum of twenty-five dollars ($25). *
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works, for a sum equal to ten (10) per cent,
of his tender, whicli shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or if he fail ^to
complete the work contracted for. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers- will be returned to them
upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not bc considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B. C, 28th December,  1912.
jan4 jan 25
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories
and in a portion of the Province of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1
an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be
leased to one applicant.
Applications for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub
Agent of the district in which the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the
tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by
a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of five cents per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable
coal mined and pay the royalty thereon, tf
the coal mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted
to purchase whatever available surface rights
may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary ot the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa} or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent of Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B.—Unauthorized   publication   of   this
advertisement will  not be paid for.
sept. 21
SEALED TENDERS will be received by
the Minister of Lands not later than noon
on the 3rd day of March, 1913, for the purchase of Licence No. Xg to cut 45,300,000 feet
of timber and 4,000 cedar poles standing on
Lot 671, Malaspina Strait, New Westminster
Particulars of Chief Forester, Victoria, B. C.
nov. 30 mar. 1
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Crown lands in the Kootenay
District, formerly held under Special Timber
Licences numbered 4481, 5255, 5256, 5832,
8534, 9081, 9082, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10262,
10499, 10500, 11249, 11347, 13824, 16727, 21907,
22661, 23116, 24432, 26737, 26926, 28182, 28183,
28184, 30358, 311S0, 31184, 31185, 3<20i, 31208,
31212, 31213, 31308, 31330, 31481, 32022, 32654,
32655, 32711, 33406, 33411, 33449, 33459, 334*5°,
34221, 34273, 34310, 343II, 34386, 35631, 36502,
365S3, 36554. 3758o, 37993, 37994, 39011, 39202,
39359, 40406, 41078, 41344, 41426 and 43176,
by reason of the notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled for the purpose of offering the said
lands for sale at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
loth  October,   1912.
oct. 19 jan. 18
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing on Lot 10, Group I, Kootenay District, by reason of a notice bearing date
March 26th, 1888, and published in the B. C.
Gazette under date of March 31st, 1888, is
cancelled for the purpose of offering the said
land for sale at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
nov. 30 mar. 1
District   of   North   Saanich
TAKE notice that Andrew Cox, of Union
Bay, North Saanich, Sidney P. 0., farmer,
intends to apply for permission to lease the
following described foreshore:—Commencing
at a post planted at the Northeast corner of
Parcels Section n, Range 1, West; thence
Northwest two hundred (200) feet, thence
West one thousand (1000) feet, thence
Southeast two hundred (200) feet more or
less to high water mark, and thence Easterly
along high water mark to point of commencement.
Dated, December  16th,  1912.
dec 28 feb 22
SEALED TENDERS will be received by
thc Minister of Lands not later than noon on
the 3rd day of March, 1913, for the purchase
of Licence No. X9 to cut 45,300,000 feet of
timber and 4,000 cedar poles standing on
Lot 671, Malaspina Strait, New Westminster
Particulars of Chief Forester, Victoria, B.C.
NOTICE is hereliy given that the reserve
existing over Lot 1340, Range 1, Coast District, by reason of the notice published in
thc British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, _ 1907, is cancelled, .or the purpose
of permitting the Davidson-Ward Company,
Limited, to purchase thc said lot.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department, Victoria, B. C.,
19th December,  1912.
IN THE MATTER of an application for a
fresh Certificate of Title to Lot 37, of Lot
4   (Map  728),   Malahat  District:
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first  pui.lication   hereof  to   issue  a   fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of thc Certificate of
Title issued   to  William   Frederick Adams on
the   17th  day  of   November,   1902,  and  numbered 8239C whieh has been lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
B. C, this  23rd day of December,   1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
dec 28 jan 25
TAKE NOTICE that Caroline Hemington
Muir, of Victoria, B. C, occupation Married
Woman, intends to apply for permission to
purchase _ the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the east
boundary of Lot 50, Renfrew District, about
2o_ chains north of the S. E. corner of the
said Lot 50; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 20 chains, more or less, to the south
boundary of T. L. 1728; thence west along the
soutii boundaries of T L.'s 1728 and 1727
to the east boundary of said Lot 50, a distance
of 80 chains, more or less; thence soutii 20
chains to point of commencement, containing
160 acres more or less.
Dated November 6th,  1912.
Harold W. Duckitt, Agent.
nov. 30
Jan. 25
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Gordon River
Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will apply
for a licence to take and use 1200 cubic feet
per second of water out of Gordon River,
whicii Hows in a southerly direction through
Port Renfrew District and empties into the
sea near Port Renfrew. The water will be
diverted at about 100 yards below Newton's
No. 1 Camp and will be used for power purposes on the land described as within a radius
of 100 miles.
This notice was posted on tlie ground on
the 6th day of December, 1912. The application will bc filed in tbe Office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder, or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
By Lorenzo Alexander, Agent,
dec 28 jan 25
Private Bills
NOTICE is hereby given that no petition
for a Private Bill will be received by the
House after Monday, January 27, 1913. Private Bills must be presented to the House
on  or before  Thursday,  February  6,   1913.
Bills must be reported to the House on or
before Thursday, February  13,   1913.
Dated this Fifteenth day of December, 1912.
Clerk to the Legislative Assembly,
District   of   North   Saanich
TAKE  notice   that   Day   Hort   Macdowall,
of Victoria, gentleman,  intends to apply for
permission   to   lease   the   following  described
foreshore:—Commencing   at   a   post   planted
at the Northwest corner of Block 3, Section
11,   Range   t,   West;   thence   Northwest   two
hundred   (200)   feet,   thence   Northeast   five
hundred   (500)   feet,     thence   Southeast  two
hundred   (200)   feet   more   or   less   to   high
water mark, and thence Southwest along high
water mark to point of commencement.
Dated,  December   16th,   1912.
Agt. for Day Hort Macdowall.
dec 28 feb 22
NOTICE is herehy given that the Order-
in-Council, approved August 17th, 1895, reserving and setting apart for the sole use
of Her Majesty's Government for military
and naval purposes that portion of the Sand
Spit at the Lagoon, Esquimalt, which is the
property of the Province,' is rescinded; and
that the lands described in the aforesaid
Order-in-Council are reserved for Government
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th Octolier, 1912.
nov. 2 feb. 2
TAKE NOTICE that Hanna Mary Green,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Spinster, intends
to apply for permission  to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post  planted  on  the   north  boundary  of  the
Carmanah  I. R., about   15 chains east of the
N. W. corner of the Carmanah I. R.; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south   80  chains;   thence  west  80   chains  to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated November 5th, 1012
Harold W. Duckitt, Agent,
nov. 30 Jan. 25
In the Matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate   of   Title   to   Part   in   feet   6
inches by 50 feet of Lot 33, Block 4, Map
132,   Hillside   Extension,   of   the   Work
Estate, Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby  given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first  publication   hereof to  issue  a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate of
Title issued to Charles Nelson Brown on the
2nd May, 1910, and numbered 22991 C, whicli
has been lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
11. C, this 21st day of November, 191..
Registrar-General of Titles,
dec. t4 Jan. 11
For a Licence to Store or Pen Back Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Herbert
Cuthbert, of Victoria, B. C, will apply for a
licence to store or pen back two acre-feett of
water from unnamed creek, a stream flowing
in an easterly direction and emptying into
Esquimalt Lagoon, near its head. The water
will be stored in a reservoir of 90,000 ft. capacity, built or to be built on said property, and
will be used for domestic purposes, under a
notice of application for a licence to take and
use water, posted herewith, on the land described as part of Section 35, Esquimalt
This notice was posted on the ground on
the ioth day of December, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of ihe Water
Recorder at Victoria,  B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with  the  Comptroller  of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
By R. G. Gilchrist,  Agent.
dec. 14 Jan. 11 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913
.The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to thc
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
Real Estate Exchange,
214 Pemberton Block,
. Victoria, B. C.', Jan. 7, 1913.
Blakemore, Esq.,
Dear Sir,—At a meeting of the
cecutive Committee of the Real Es-
:e Exchange held this day at 4
'.lock the following resolution was
wed and carried unanimously;
"In the matter of Monk & Monteith
d Wm. Blakemore.
"In view of the evidence submitted
Mr. Blakemore to the Executive
)mmittee of th'e Board of Real Es-
te Agents, we are of opinion that
Blakemore, from an editorial
•int of view, was justified in pub-
hing the articles complained of in
te Week..
"We also consider that Mr. Blake-
Dre exceeded the bounds of just
iticism in indulging in personalities.
"We further consider that there is
(thing that would justify the Vic-
Jria Real Estate Exchange in con-
Imning t'e proposition, nor' do they
ll, after considering the conflicting
|idence given by' both sides, that
ey could give the proposition their
[pport, for the principal reason that
ey have no personal knowledge to
|ide them.
"We therefore submit that the sug-
|stion of Mr. Blakemore to appoint
arbitrator, on each side, with pow--:
to  appoint  an  umpire,  would  be
best solution of arriving at actual
•Yours most truly,
Public Works Department,
(Office of the Minister),
Victoria, B. C,
Januarys, 1913.
lar Sir:—
In reply to your letter of even date,
lh   reference   to   the   Government
|ldiing a  scenic  motor road  along
West Coast of Vancouver Island
1   particularly   between   Carmanah
ll Clo-oose, I have to say that as
as the records of this Department
concerned,—and  I have had  my
lief   Clerk   make   a   very   careful
Irch,—there   is   absolutely  no   evi-
lice to show that the question has
Ir   even   been   discussed   or   con-
have the honour to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
Minister of Public Works.
[ Blakemore, Esq.,
Editor The Week,
P. O. Box 789, Victoria.
i Gossip from the Stalls
I     (Continued from Page 3)
Bournemouth, in the .order given.
Ilccording to arrangements just
iipleted by Mr. Arthur Collins, the
fiaging director'of Drury Lane
;?atre Royal, with Mr. Percy Bur-
I, Mr. Forbes-Robertson's general
Jiager, the famous English actor
I! appear at Easter under his own
Jiiagenient with Miss Gertrude El-
It, at this historic house—for long
larded as the National theatre, and
lere Sir Henry Irving appeared for
I last time in London.
Ipis will constitute Forbes-Robert-
ll's farewell season and positively
appearances in London in a rep-
loire comprising "Hamlet," "The
jrchant of Venice," "The Light
lat Failed," "Mice and Men," "The
Issing o.f the Third Floor Back,"
Irnard Shaw's "Caesar . and   Cleo
patra," and probably "Othello," if a
suitable Iago can be found. For the
smaller plays it is possible that Mr.
Forbes-Robertson will avail himself
of the "false frame," which has previously been used here and on the
Continent. This frame fits into the
proscenium opening, and thus 'reduces
the size of the stage. Forbes-Robertson's last London season will be necessarily a short one, owing to a subsequent tour.
In the autumn of 1913 Forbes-Robertson returns to America for his
farewell tour there in the above repertoire.
The Tragedy of Mrs. Newill
(Continued from Page 7)
down through awful space—with an
eternity of agony crushed into these
few seconds of time—and then the
tortured heart is stilled. She has
kept her troth and her word.
And this man knows her so well
that he realizes what has taken place.
So then, When she had given htm back
the unalterable "No," and had said
that she would prefer death, he realized that she was a woman to keep her
word—and that she had kept it. Madness seizes upon him. He rushes out
to 'the cruel cliff; looks down into the
raging sea; meets a man there; and,
in 'his mania, seeks to throw himself
and then to throw the man over the
rocks into the 'seething waters below.
He has come to the end of his senses
and of his self-torture. Again and
again, and more madly each time, he
searches for her; he shrieks for everybody to assist him—for everybody to
avert this haunting terror that is
driving him mad* with its recurrent
image of a loved and beautiful face, a
few moment's ago vital with health
and smiles and the vigour of robust
mental and physical life, and at that
moment, perchance, bruised and
broken and pale with death's awful
hue. At last he finds himself in his
own room, and then sternly and relentlessly he executes sentence on
himself for the killing of the one he
had so passionately and so wickedly
loved; and he strangles himself slowly and painfully and silently to death.
No one in the hotel hears or sees or
suspects anything; his death bas been
as secret as though it were in the
narrow yard of the gaol where the
poor miscreant is hanged.
Such is my reading of the story.
What comment can one make? As to
the man, bitter condemnation has
been pronounced; and yet I do not
find it in my heart to feel anything
but pity to him—victim of a guilty
but a true passion. As to the woman,
who can refuse to her sympathy, affection, respect—the woman who preferred self-inflicted* and cruel death,
in the very flower of her robust
youth, to easy self-indulgence, to a
life of lies, to t'he cruel wounding of
the honoured and loved husband who
had been her truest friend?
T. P.
For Alderman
To the Electors of the City of Victoria:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—After giving due consideration to the request
of a number of electors, I have consented to stand for alderman in the
City Council for the year 1913.
When we consider the responsibilities that will rest on the City Council
on accbunt of the very important city
works that will have to be carried
out, involving heavy expenditure, the
same should be.managed for the best
interests of the city as a whole. Due
consideration should be given to the
possibilities of, and the position this
city will occupy in the very near fu-
.I*,therefore ask for the support of
my fellow citizens and  taxpayers  in
the coming election.
I am, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Yours faithfully,
For Alderman
To the Electors of Victoria:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—At the
earnest solicitation of a large number
of the electors, I have consented to
become a candidate for alderman for
the coming year.
My chief reason for coming to this
decision is that I think it is absolutely necessary in the interest of the
city that a fair proportion of the
members of the old council—and especially those conversant with the finances of the city—should be members of the new council, if the electors are satisfied with their record;
and, as nearly half the members of
last year's council have retired, the
situation created is a very serious one.
During the past year I have identified myself with the larger things
which have come before the council,
the things that count in any city, such
as the reorganization of the engineering and waterworks departments; the
continuation of the paving and sewerage systems; the building of a new
and adequate hospital for the city;
and bridging of Seymour Narrows,
which will make every man in Victoria better off than he is now, and
which also means more work for the
workers of the city.
The question of the emoloyment of
aliens on civic works was brought up
by men in the Council, when I strongly advocated the employment of our
own citizens and British subjects on'
all public works.
The question of connecting Victoria
West and James Bay by rail by a
bascule bridge, if feasible, is one of
the most important to be dealt with
this year and will have my support.
I have dealt with all subjects on
the broad and independent basis of
what is best for the city as a whole,
my sole endeavour being to bring
prosperity to every one of you.
I shall appreciate having the help
and co-operation of my triends, and
trust that my general attitude on all
important public questions will give
me the confidence and support of
every independent voter.
For Alderman
To the Electors of Victoria:
I beg to announce myself as a candidate for re-election as representative
for the city at the forthcoming election. I wish to assure the Electors
that I will spare no effort to further
their interests in. the event of my reelection.  *
For Alderman
To the Electors of the City of Victoria:
Ladies and Gentlemen.—I am a candidate for aldeman in the coming municipal election. Should you return
me as one of your representatives I
will endeavour to merit the confidence
placed in me by a faithful discharge
of my duties, ever remembering that
I represent not a particular district
but the whole city and all its citizens.
Yours respectfully,
For Alderman
To the Electors of the City of Victoria: '
Ladies and Gentlemen,—In offering
myself for election as your representative in the approaching civic election, I beg to give my every assurance that the interests of the city will
receive my best attention. If elected,
I will use every endeavour to further
such interests, having due regard to
the betterment of Victoria City at
For Alderman
To the Electors of Victoria:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—Having
been requested by a number of electors to allow mv name to be put in
nomination as a candidate for Alderman, I beg to announce that I have
decided to stand for election and respectfully solicit your support and influence.
Sincerely yours,
For Alderman
To the Electors of This City:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—Having
been requested by a number of electors to allow my name to be put in
nomination as a candidate for Alderman, I beg to announce that I have
decided to stand for election and respectfully solicit your support and
Sincerely yours,
For Alderman
To the Electors of Victoria:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—I beg to
announce that I am a candidate for
re-election. Trusting my efforts in
the past havc met with your approval,
and that I may have your support at
the polls,
Yours respectfully,
For School Trustee
To the Electors, Victoria City:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—I have
been requested by a number of ratepayers to stand as a candidate for
School Trustee. I have already had
experience in this work, having been
for a number of years a member of a
School Board for a large district in
Scotland. If elected I will devote
myself to the best interests of the
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For Alderman
To the Electors of the City of Victoria:
Having been requested by a large
number of the Electors of this city
to stand for Alderman at the ensuing
Civic Eletcion, I beg to announce
that I am a candidate. I beg to solicit
the votes and influence of the Electors and to assure them that the
need and requirements of the city will
meet with every attention on my part
if I am re-elected.
For Alderman
To the Electors of Victoria:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—A large
number of the Ratepayers of the City
have pressed me to stand as a Candidate for Aldermanic honours, and
having consented I beg to ask for
your votes and assistance; I can assure you that I will closely watch
expenditures and ensure to the Taxpayers full value in return for monies
For Alderman
To the Electors:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—At the request of a large number of business
men and ratepayers I have consented
to stand for Aldermanic honours.
I fully realise that Victoria has
reached the point when it cannot be
governed in a haphazard manner and
that the enormous increase in the
taxation of the city requires the closest attention to civic expenditures.
As a business man, closely identified with the progress of the city, I
will endeavour to use my experience
for the taxpayers' benefit, and respectfully solicit your votes and influence.
For Alderman
To Victoria City Electors:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—I have
acquiesced to thc request of a large
number of the Electors and consented to stand for Aldermanic honours.
I feel that the time has arrived when
the city needs practical men of affairs
to attend to the business of the city,
and that a very close attention is required to the future civic expenditures. I can assure the taxpayers that
if elected I will devote my time in
looking after their interests.
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Mr. J. L. BECKWITH asks for the
support of thc Citizens of Victoria in
his candidature for the Mayoralty. If
elected, he will use every endeavour
to secure a peaceful administration of
civic affairs, and to institute such
practical measures as will insure
sound, economical and progressive
development. 10
Mr. C. Stone from Duncan, B. C,
is a guest at the Dominion hotel.
Mr. R. Rogers, of Toronto, is at
present a guest at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. J. S. Martin has arrived at the
Empress from Fernie, B. C.
* *   *
Mr. R. W. Knox, from Toronto, is
staying at the Ritz Hotel, and will
make a short visit in Victoria.
* *   *
Miss Tommy Monteith is the guest
of her sister, Mrs. A. S. Gore, Maclure Street.
* *   *
Mr. James Lawson, of Vancouver,
is leaving shortly for a trip to Southern California.
Mrs. Fitz Herbert Bullen, Esquimalt Road, has left on an extended
visit to friends in the East.
* *   *
Mrs. and Miss Blackwood have returned from an extended visit to
Eastern Canada and New York.
* *   *
Mr. Rex Harris, who ba s been
spending the past two months with
his relatives in the city,.has returned
to his home in Revelstoke.
* *   *
Mrs. William Holmes, who has been
visiting her sister in Toronto, has returned to her home in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. Freeman, jr., who has. been
visiting in the city the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Little, left for San Francisco
during the week.
* *   *
The Misses Totie Day, Iris Burton
and Norah Gibson have returned to
school at Shawnigan Lake, after
spending the holidays with their parents in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Bayley, from Vancouver, are among the guests at the
Empress Hotel.
* * . *
Mr. Allan Kirk left on* the steamer
Prince Rupert on Sunday for a short
visit to Seattle.
* *   *
Mr. E. E. Blackwood went over
to Seattle on the steamer Prince Rupert on Sunday morning last.
* *   *
Hon. Ray W. Jones, from Seattle,
was in town on a short visit during
the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. William Monteith and
Miss Tiny Monteith left on Sunday
last for a visit of several months to
Long Beach, California.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wilby, who
have been spending the holidays with
friends in Halifax, have returned to
their home in Victoria.
»   *   *
Mrs. Claude Lonsdale (nee Miss
Ena Norton) and Mr. Lonsdale, from
Calgary, are spending their honeymoon in this city.
* *   *
Mr. Collin McKenzie has returned
to Kamloops after spending the
Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs.
Guernsey, Rockland avenue.
* *   *
Mr. John Dean left on Monday last
for San Francisco, whence he will
proceed  on  a  four months'  visit  to
Hawaii and Australia.
* *   *
The Connaught Dancing Club will
hold the next of its series of dances
on Tuesday, January 21st, in the Connaught Hall. The club will continue
to be run under the management of
Mrs. Simpson, who will be assisted
by Mrs. A. S. Gore and Miss New
combe, who will fill the places of Miss
Monteith ancl Miss Mason during
their absence from town.
* *   *
Among the guests at the Empress
Hotel from Vancouver are: Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Garrett, Messrs. R. L. Reed, J. D. Gillis, F. W. Glover, C. C. Fox, G. H.
Dorrell, L. B. Harper, W. Rees, P.
Naylor, W. F. Gardiner, G. W. Morton, A. H. Barr, J. F. Pollock, E. W.
Rowe, A. E. Miller, J. B. de Long. R.
D. Macfarlane, R. Beaumont, A. H.
Holden and A. McGregor.
* *   *
Mrs. William Todd, "Wilmar," St.
Charles Street, was among last week's
hostesses and entertained a number
of her friends at a very charming
Bridge and Rum party. Some of those
present were: Mrs. J. W. Todd, Mrs.
Peters, Mrs. Freeman, jr., Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. E. V. Bodwell, Mrs. Bullen,
Mrs. T. Pooley, Mrs. A. W. Harvey,
Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. W. S. Gore,
Mrs. Piggott, Mrs. Charles Todd,
Mrs. Geo. Johnston, Mrs. A. Gillespie,
Mrs. J. Hunter, Mrs. Douglas Hunter, Mrs. J. W. Ambery, Mrs. B. Heisterman, Mrs. Allan Kirk, Mrs. Frank
Barnard, Miss Butchart, Miss Wigley
and Miss Dupont.
* *   *
Mrs. F. D. Little, Rockland Ave.,
entertained last week at a smart
Bridge party, in honour qf Mrs. Freeman, who has been staying with her
for some weeks. Among those present were: Mrs. A. W. Jones, Mrs.
Wm. Todd, Mrs. Allan Kirk, Mrs. A.
W. Harvey, Mrs. Fitz H. Bullen, Mrs.
Alexis Martin, Mrs. J. S. Ambery,
Mrs. Frank Barnard, Mrs. T. S. Gore,
Mrs. Freeman, sr., Mrs. Freeman, jr.,
Mrs. B. Heisterman, Mrs. Geo.
Johnston, Mrs. Despard Twigg, Mrs.
Thomas, Mrs. E. V. Bodwell, Mrs. R.
P. Rithet, Mrs. Wasson, Mrs. James
Dunsmuir, Mrs. E. G. Prior, Miss Jessie Prior, Miss Little, Miss Bodwell
and Miss Butchart.
* *   #
On last Monday evening Mrs. Stuart Robertson was hostess of a very
enjoyable dance given at her pretty
residence on Belmont Avenue. The
rooms were charmingly arranged with
flowers for the occasion and the supper table was tastefully adorned with
ivy, crystal and red carnations. Some
of the guests were: Mrs. Rismuller,
Mrs. Pike, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Prior, Miss
Phyllis Mason, Mr. T. Ambery, Mr.
McCann*, Mr. R. King, Miss B. Bodwell, Misses Dumbleton, Miss Little,
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Wilmot, Mr. and
Mrs. Roger Wilby, Mr. and Mrs.
Law, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Mr. and Mrs.
McDiarmid, Mr. and Mrs. C. Payne,
Mr. N. Payne, Miss Blackwood, Miss
Ruby Fell, Miss Lubbe, Mr. Lubbe,
Miss Naomi Holmes, Mr. Jinkins,
Miss Holden, Mr. and Mrs. Bury,
Miss Mara, Mr. Mason, Mr. ancl Mrs.
D. Angus, Mr. Myerstein, Mr. John
Arbuckle, Mr. Carewe Martin, Mr.
Victor McDowell, Miss McDowell,
Miss Ross, Miss Raymur, Mr. Fixit,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Troup, Dr. and
Mrs. Bechtel, Mr. Ford and others.
* *   *
The Invitation Dancing Club gave
a very gay fancy dress dance last
week at the Alexandra Club, a large
number of very handsome costumes
being worn. Among the guests were:
Mr. and Mrs. Pease, wearing beautiful Chinese costumes; Mrs. Hasell, in
grey velvet and beautiful lace; Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Eliot, the former a
Chinese mandarin and the latter a
lady of the First Empire; Mr. ancl
Mrs. Longhurst, the latter wearing a
Spanish gypsy costume; Mrs. Musgrave, Sister Dora; Mrs. Mitchell
(Duncan), representing Harvest; Mrs.
Broker, poudre; Mrs. Burge, Italian
gypsy; Mrs. James Dunsmuir, in black
and gold brocaded crepe de chine;
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Griffiths; Mrs.
Stuart Robertson, in Dresden silk;
Mrs. Lewis Cuppage, in early Victorian blue satin gown; Mrs. Genge,
in black and p-old; Mrs. Charles Wilson, looked very well in handsome
Blackfoot Indian costume; Mrs. Cowley, as poudre; Mrs. Walter Langley,
in Turkish costume; Mrs. .William
Roper, as Carmen; Mrs. Taylor, poudre; Mr. and Mrs. Chator Payne; Mrs.
W. Trevor Cross; Miss Cross, very
charming as a Dresden shepherdess;
Mrs. Tilton; Miss E. Tilton, in darl
red velvet gown, Plantagenet periocf
Mrs. E. A. Palmer, very prety in pail
pink silk and mantilla; Mr. and Mrl
Guernsey; Miss Norah Guernsey, Brl
tannia; Miss F. Guernsey, Quakeresl
Miss Drake, poudre; Miss P. Drakl
hospital nurse; Miss Kenney, poudrJ
Miss Nation (Brandon); Miss Phylll
Mason; Miss Bodwell, Turkish col
tume; Miss Vera Mason, very prettf
in emerald green and red Turkish col
tume; Miss Muriel Dunsmuir, FrencT
boy; Miss Rochfort, gypsy; Mr. atl
Mrs. M. Cane;   Miss Rogers;   Mil
Wadmore, poudre; Miss Archer, JaJ
anese girl; Miss R. Fell, poudre; Ml
and Mrs. R.   Wilmot;    Miss    Piti
Spring Maid; Miss G. Pitts, Quake
ess; Miss Eberts, very handsome
black lace over green with   a   larj
plumed hat; Miss Wilson, gypsy fo
tune teller; Miss Elsie Dodwell, pie
rette;  Miss  Mara,  Elizabethan  lad
Miss  Butchart,  in  white  and silvc
the Misses Bagshawe; Mr, ancl M:
G. C. Johnston, the latter greatly a
mired a*s the Rose of Panama in bit
and silver;  Miss  Naomi  Holmes,
gypsy costume; Miss    Clare    Bat*
poudre; Miss Lottie Bowron, looki
very well    as  a Shepherdess;    Mi
Wilson, pierrette; Mjss Jessie Pric
in  cowboy costume;" Miss  Little,
black and red Sicilian costume; Mi
Byam, Dutch girl; Mrs. Bridgewatt
gollywog; Mr. Lindley Crease, Po
tuguese noble; Mr. Ford Young, ca
Mr. Mogg, executioner; Mr. F. Hai
ilton, militia uniform; Mr. L. Ham
ton, chef; Mr. W. P. Dickson; Mr.
Byng-Hall, green satin pierrot    co
tume; Mr. J. Dunsmuir, jr., Apach
Mr.  Colin    McKenzie    (Kamloops
Mr. J. Arbuckle, Mr. Jinkin, Jack Ta
Mr. Bagshawe; Mr. Napier   Jesso
Mr. Taylor;  Mr.  Trewartha    Jam<
Mr. J. S. Matterson, Mr. Mallin, _
Myerstein, Flemish    costume;    Cai
Evf-rard-Jones, Mr. J. Bridgman, IV
Boville, Mr. Hill, Mr. A. G. Marsha
Mr.  Westmoreland,  cowboy;   Mr.
Mason  and  others too  numerous
metnion. The supper table was chart
ingly arranged with shaded lights ai
a profusion of greenery and flowei
The music was provided by Mr. He
ton's orchestra, ancl dancing was ke
up until the early hours of the mor
Fond Mamma (praising absent daughtet
"And I've always affirmed that Sylvia's ar
are so well shaped because I havc made 1
do a great deal of sweeping."
Bashful Young man (striving wildly to ktl
up his end of the conversation : "Er—d<|
she walk much, Mrs. Jones?"
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to her table service. With these at hand, left-over bits'of vegetables, fish, fowl, veal or other delicate meats can be transformed quickly into cream or deviled
dishes.   See the "Guernsey" Earthenware Modern Cooking Utensils—first floor.   Our first consignment sold quickly.   Come, get yours from the new arrivals.
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Ramekins, per dozen  $1.50
Custards, per dozen, at $1.50 ancl $1.25
Bean Pots from, each  25c
Egg Dishes, 50c, 35c and 30c
Handled Casseroles, from  $1.75
Bakers, each  65c
Round Pie Dishes, each, 50c and 40c
Sparkling Cut Glass
We have a specially constructed room for OUR CUT GLASS, and it is well worth a visit to our big store
to see this room alone. We have the finest Cut Glass that is made. Compare its deep cuts and sparkling
with other pieces and you will be readily convinced that we have the finest in the world. Our showing is
unequalled; we have everything from.the large Punch Bowl to a small Sugar and Cream. The quality
is in the Cut Glass we show ancl the prices are so reasonable that they will surprise you. There is nothing
more appreciated as a gift, ancl for that friend's wedding you cannot find anything as fine at such reasonable prices.   The assortment is complete just now, ancl we have a large shipment coming in.
NO. ■ ***»     ,4-lHCH l*UHOH  ■CH. [ON  ■
Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
That the escape of two hundred
school children from death by fire
in Montreal augurs well for the future of the drill.
* *   *
•That   the   Municipal   Commission
1 Report   settled   several  knotty  ques-
I tions.
* *   *
That we have now probably heard
[the last, at any rate for some time,
of  Municipal   Government  by   Com-
I mission.
* *   *
That the policy advocated by The
Week for several years of a censor
if moving-picture shows will soon be
| a "fait accompli."
* *   *
That by including posters the Com-
\ mission has taken a wise step.
* *   *
That nothing would be more popular than a municipal tax on posters,
[which   would    greatly   increase   the
I public revenue.
* *   *
That W. H. Mallock and not Va-
lleska Suratt was the original author
| of "A Human Document."
* *   *
That a local sheet borrows extensively from "John Bull," but does not
[acknowledge its indebtedness.
* *   *
That still whom the gods would
| destroy they first make mad.
* *   *
That few men would joke at the ex-
Ipense of their wife in a public print,
|but  that  is   a   matter  of   taste   ancl
"chacun a son gout."
For Alderman
lLadies and Gentlemen:
In offering myself as a candidate
Ifor Alderman, I take this opportunity
lof expressing my confidence in the
{future of our City and the belief that
lour civic administration, to be an im-
Iportant factor in our development,
Ishould be conducted on sound busi-
Iness principles. I strongly favor an
(adequate water supply, a modern
Isewerage system, first class schools
land other necessary civic improve-
jments. Efficiency with reasonable
{economy will be my policy.
Saturday and
Monday only
in the store
Half Price
Home ol Hobberlin Clothes
606-608 Yates St.
Tailoring Branch at 720 Yates St.
That the Editor of the Colonist has
yet to learn that the greatest service
he can render a certain Mayoral candidate is to criticize hiim.
* *   *
That after the happenings of this
week a certain advertising Publicity
Agency will be known as the Hush-
Ahem Company.
* *   *
That it remains to be seen who has
really "cooked his goose."
* *   *
That ice hockey continues to boom
at  the  Arena  and  Thursday  night's
match was a "scorcher."
* *   *
That for the first time in the Championship series the referees failed to
keep control of the game.
* *   *
That at times  the  play  ruled too
rough to be pleasant.
* *   *
That the Victoria team well deserved   its  victory,   although   it  was
lucky to secure it.
* *   *
That the New Westminsters came
with a tremendous rush in the overtime period, and nothing but a
miracle prevented Johnson from
* *   *
That no man on the ice played
better than Lester Patrick, and no
man skated faster than Prodgers.
That Victoria will see the "Divine
Sarah" for the first time on the Friday and Saturday of next week.
Of all the Special Holiday Numbers
whicii have been put out by the
various papers and magazines published in the Province, not one compares with that issued by the Vernon
News this year. The Number which
marks the twenty-second year of its
existence of this paper, is a most pretentious publication, embracing every
district throughout the Okanagan
Valley and* illustrating the industries
for which the latter is so far famed.
A feature of the Number is the care
which has been taken throughout in
the letter press. The articles, so far
from being of the "hack work" character, are well written and deal in detail with every part of the Okanagan.
The Number is profusely illustrated
throughout and has a coloured outside cover depicting the different
kinds of fruit for which the Okanagan has a world-wide reputation. In
every respect, pictorially and typographically, the Holiday Number of
the Vernon News compares most favourably with the Holiday Numbers
of the publications issued in the
largest cities of the East.
In Support of the Swimming Bath By-Law
Project Heartily Endorsed by the Provincial Branch
of the Royal Life Saving Society
The Provincial Branch of the Royal
Life Saving Society has undertaken
a vigorous campaign in the interests
of humanity for the purpose of ensuring the passing of the Swimming-
Bath By-law. In* addition to sending
out circulars, a copy of whicii wil'l be
found below, it is interesting the
school children of the city in the
scheme, and a letter, whicii is also
reproduced, has been drafted to be
sent by the sons and daughters of
property owners to their parents.
It is natural that a society which
exists for the purpose of saving life
and whose records in the past have
so eloquently justified its existence,
should strain every nerve to secure
for Victoria the means whereby the
citizens, young and old, can learn in
perfect safety the art of swimming.
The efforts of the society have resulted in the saving of thousands of
lives, the direct result of swimming
facilities which it has been instrumental in securing in different centres. It
is in the highest degree satisfactory
that the Provincial Branch should
have taken such a keen interest in
the local proposition.
Issued under the authority of
Patron: His Most Gracious Majesty
the King
their public swimming baths and
many eminent men throughout tlle
civilized world are identified with the
humane phases of these valuable institutions.
"He that saveth a human life is
greater than he that taketh a city."
Human life is very precious, and
therefore demands every effort for its
On the reverse side the following
letter, referred to above, is printed together with the oicture reproduced:
Tanuary 1913
My dear Father:—
Please   be   sure   to   vote   for   the
Swimming Bath so that all the children may there safely learn tq swim.
Your own loving child,
In Defence of Laodiceans
A Few Reasons in Favour of Salt
Water Swimming Baths '
It is of vital importance that every
person in a maritime city should
learn to swim, as lamentable drowning fatalities are frequently occurring.
Man is not a swimmer by nature,
and can become one by practice in
the water, only.
It becomes, therefore, a duty of the
community to provide an enclosed
swimming pool that will afford suitable opportunities to all for practical
instruction in swimming, in life-saving
methods, and in first aid to, and resuscitation of, the apparently drowned, thus lessening the number of
fatalities, and eliminating many anxieties.
Clean sea water is available, and
immeasurably superior to fresh water
for the purpose of baths.
Such salt water suitably heated
would render the baths of use the
year round, as contrasted with the
scant utility and safety of our natural
bathing places.
Swimming as a recreation appeals
strongly to the majority, ancl as a
healthful exercise tends to raise the
physical standard of the people.
The exuberant spirits of youth can
find no more beneficial scope than by
indulgence in aquatic sports.
As an attraction to visitors a good
natatorium would undoubtedly be a
valuable addition to the features of
All modern,  up-to-date  cities have
(Continued from Page 4)
to him for extenuation: we can baldly expect him to be other than par
tizau. But we feel the greater greatness, the loftier viewpoint, of the
mind which "can see things from all
possible points of. view," as Dowden
says of Shakespeare. We cannot
reach that view-point, but the deepest
part of us says it is the ideal viewpoint, to be striven after with all our
power. We have outgrown mediaeval ideals; we do not live in a seething Italy of internecine brawls and
bloodiness. It is time to be judge
instead of advocate.
And yet it is still the fanatics who
lead the world. It is only the fanatic
who has the driving power. He
sticks to the one thing that he sees,
ancl hammers with it at other folks'
heads, in season and out of season.
And this is the way things get done.
As St. Paul said: "If the trumpet give
an uncertain sound, who shall prepare
himself to tho hattie." (I. Cor. 14, 8.)
ft is the fanatics, the biassed ones,
and not the balanced souls, who do
things: St. Pauls, Augustines, Lu-
thers, Cromwells, Loyolas.
It is one of the paradoxes of this
interesting world. Action and re-action, engine and brake, radical ancl
conservative, creator and critic, saint
ancl rationalist, The fanatic may
seem to be the more active worker,
thus furnishing the apparent paradox
that it is not the wise men who help
on the wheels of progress; but, more
deeply considered, both are found to
be contributive. The puller must
have something to pull against, if
work is to be clone. The radical, the
conservative, the sceptic, the lukewarm Laodicean—each has his place
in the scheme. They are members of
a whole which is working out a
higher purpose than the individual
members can conceive. Faith in this
is faith in God. It is the highest
point attainable by the human mind.
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The Best is also the Cheapest—We
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makers    of    tlie    Petaluma    Boot.
Ask to see the Jefferson Boot.
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621 FORT ST.
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B.C.
The Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.
Sailings every Wednesday for Campbell River, Hardy Bay, Rivers
Inlet, Ocean Falls, Bella Coola.
Sailings every Saturday for Namu, Bella Bella, Skeena River,
Prince Rupert, Naas, Granby Bay, Stewart.
Phone 1925. 1003 Government Street
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Distillers of the popular
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Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
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Canned Vegetables and Preserves
We want our patrons to know that we consider E. D. Smith's Canned
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every package contains quality. Most packers have reduced the size
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include some of the following:—
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Smith's Peas
Smith's Corn
Smith's Beans
Smith's Beets
Smith's Pumpkin
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Smith's Jams
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The West Coast Pleasure Resort
Editorial Stand of The Week Justified by Executive
of the Real Estate Exchange
On Monday evening, January 6th, the Editor of The Week met the Executive of the Real
Estate Exchange in their office, 214 Pemberton Building, Fort Street, on the invitation of the
Committee. The meeting was held at the request of Messrs. Monk, Monteith & Co., Ltd., "TO
The meeting convened at 8.15 with Mr. Beaumont Boggs, President, in the Chair. The other
members of the Committee present were Messrs. P. R. Brown, A. von Girsewald, B. D. White, A.
H. Harman, John Mowat, C. F. de Salis and F. B. Monk.
In opening the proceedings Mr. Boggs said that the Executive could not undertake the
responsibilities of a tribunal, but would be pleased to hear anything that Messrs. Monk, Monteith
& Co., Ltd., and Mr. Blakemore wished to say. HE ADDED THAT WHILE THE REAL
OWED A DUTY TO THE PUBLIC, and therefore as a controversy had arisen about the merits
of the property on the West Coast, now being offered on the market by Messrs. Monk, Monteith
& Co., Ltd., the Executive were willing to lend their assistance towards clearing up the matter.
Mr. Blakemore said that while he had the fullest confidence in the gentlemen composing the
Executive, he thought it would be conceded on all hands that such a body could hardly form an
impartial tribunal to deal with the matter affecting the interests of members of the Exchange.
He therefore made this offer, that HE WAS WILLING TO REFER THE DISPUTE TO
ARBITRATION. The arbitrator to be a judge or barrister of standing to be agreed upon between
the firm and himself, and as tp the cost of the arbitration, he was willing either to put up half the
estimated cost in advance, or to let the total cost abide the result. He would also be willing to
accept the findings of such an arbitrator without question, and to publish them in the columns of
far the best way of dealing with the question, and he asked Messrs. Monk, Monteith & Co., Ltd.
whether they would accept it.   They declined it.
Mr. Boggs then suggested that there should be three arbitrators, each party to name one, and
they to select a third. He asked Mr. Blakemore if he would be willing to accept this amendment;
Mr. Blakemore acquiesced.   Messrs. Monk, Monteith & Co., Ltd., declined.
It was then arranged for Messrs. Monk, Monteith & Co., Ltd., to make their statement.
This was made by Mr. Monk and supported by a number of witnesses, including Mr. F. B. Monk,
Mr. A. F. Griffiths, Auditor of Monk, Monteith & Co., Ltd., Mr. R. H. Pooley, Director, Mr. A. I.
Robertson, who has the contract for surveying the property, and Mr. C. L. Armstrong, the
advertising agent.
Mr. Gamasche, one of the Directors of the West Coast Development Co., Ltd., also made a
very interesting statement about the property and exhibited a number of beautiful views, which
are being used in connection with the advertising campaign.
Mr. Blakemore afterwards made his statement and read eleven affidavits in support of the
views which he had expressed on the property.
In closing the meeting at 11.15 Mr. Boggs, the President, made the following statement:
Subsequently The Week received a letter from the Real Estate Exchange, dated January 7,
which is printed in extenso in our correspondence columns. In this letter the following paragraph
The letter is signed "RANDOLPH STUART, Secretary."


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