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Array The Week
With which is incorporated
Veek End
British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Vol. XI, No. 13-Eleventh Year
Victoria, B.C., Canada, May 10, 1913
5c. a copy, $2.00 a year
"No policy will be satisfactory to the people of Britisb
Oolumbia whioh doeB not include a substantial and prompt
A Great Statesman
SIR EDWAED GREY is today tho cynosure of all eyes. To
him is accorded the credit of being the chief instrument in
preserving tbe peace of Europe. The war cloud has hovered
over us for six months, and during the last two it has been oinin-
msly black. In the earlier stages of the Balkan war, with some of tho
issues uncertain, it wns not possible to predicate the difficulties whicli
might arise. But with the utter routing of the Turk and the acquisition of new territory by thc allies, it became certain that differences
L>f opinion would arise about the final disposition of territory. There
wero the Ambitions of Austria And tho susceptibilities of Russiit to be ,
laken into account. Then there was the registered intention of Mon-
lenegro to secure a new capital at Scutari and the equal determination of Albania, backed by AustriA, to prevent Scutari from passing
under other control. Then the stolid determination of the little mountain kingdom to hold whAt it had gained imported the last threatening feature into the outlook. Austria's counter move with a threat to
march with an army of 10,000 men to Scutari, and Italy's avowed .
intention of assembling her fleet in the Adriatic furnished the
dramatic moment of the war. Then it was that the counsel and influence of Sir Edward Grey became the dominating factor in the
situation, and when the money market was approaching it condition
of panic, nnd the whole civilized world was on the "qui vive," lest
tho greatest European war of nil time should break out, the skill and
tact of the Britisb diplomat steered the negotintions into safe channels, and ultimately secured an escape from the "impasBe." It is
moro than gratifying to notice Ihnt the loading newspapers of all
European countries credit Sir Edward with this diplomatic victory.
Thus onco more has British statesmanship assorted itself, And maintained the peace of the world, averting a catastrophe whicli would
have heen nothing short of a cataclysm. Sir Edward Grey's conduct
of tho negotiations recalls the most brilliant services of bis most brilliant predecessor. All at onco a quiet, reserved, self-possessed man,
with nothing of self-Assertiveness, and witb a touch of the insouciance
vhich characterized the late Duke of Devonshire and the late Marquis of Salisbury, has emerged into the limelight as the central
fignro of a great European conference, and the victor in n diplomatic
contest in which the Ablest EuropeAn statesmen were thc participants.
Sir Edward Grey has stamped himself as the brilliant man of tlie
Asquith Administration. Always strong by reAson of his sound views
and sterling character, hc now becomes great by reason of bis Achievements, and just becaitso self-seeking is the last thin-* which this illustrious commoner could countenance, ho is all tho more certain to be
called by his country to fill tho highest office in the State.
The Cost of Living
THE civilized world is groaning under the biggest financial
burden it hns ever had to carry. It is not the burden imposed by the cost of Armaments, but by the cost of living. It
needs no Argument to convince us that tbis figure keeps rising. Since
1001 it hAS gone upwards steadily; it has only had one break, when
after the financial panic of 1907 it fell four per cent. As a matter
of fAct, it stands today as forty-four per cent higher thnn in 1001.
The condition is not peculiar to any country. It is the same in Russia,
in AustriA and France as in England, the United States and Canada.
For instance, in ten yenrs the price of food in Germany has increased
thirty-nine per cent. Beef costs 50 per cent more than it did a generation Ago; mutton 75 per cent. The United States Labor Bureau
•eport of wholesale prices in the States shows that they were 44 per
cent higher in 1911 than in 1807. Retail prices have advanced similarly. Flour, for instance, has advanced thirty-nine per cent.; butter
55 per cent cent; ham, 61 per cent; bacon 06 per cent; And potatoes
111 per cent. England gives a similar report, although the figures
vary. For instance, bread, butter and beef hnvo risen 10 per cent
during the last decade; sugar 22 por cent, and bacon 28 per cent.
But Canada is worse than any. Wholesale prices here during tho
deciido show grain and fodder advanced 85 per cent; animals ond
meat, 80 per cent; dairy produce 48 per cent; woolen goods, 34 per
cent; lumber 70 per cent; boots and shoos, 45 per cent. Every housewife knows that these are facts, and she is waging a constant war
AgAinst them. The housewives of Calgary have commenced to import
by tho car-load, and to distribute the contents among themselves. The
local aspects of this question are important, and will have to bo dealt
with. For instance, to tnke one single line. Perhaps someone who
is able will tell us why John Chinaman is able to sell the whole of the
lequiremcnts of vegetables for a household of three people for a fixed
sum of $2 per month, supplying every variety of vegetable and salad,
while identically the same goods purchased in local stores cost $10.
But the point of the present article is to call attention to the opinion
of a very able political economist as to the cause of the present high
cost of living. Professor Stephen Leacock, the eminent McGill litterateur, declares that present conditions are due entirely to ihe increased production of gold, which in 1855 had only;1*, reached
$150,000,000 a year, bnt in 1000, in consequence of the later discoveries of gold in South Africa, Western Australia and the Yukon
had reached $306,000,000, and at present has mounted up to
$450,000,000. Furthermore, he'points out that while in 1848 the
total stock of gold in nse for currency amounted to $2,800,000,000,
it now amounts to $50,000,000,000. This greater amount of gold,
although much of it has accumulated in .a few hands, is largely distributed among many people who, finding themselves in the possession
of purchasing power, begin to buy things they never thought of buying before and to compete with each other for the very necessaries
of life. But at the present time only a very small percentage of the
world exchanges are made with coin. The modern banking system
has introduced promissory notes and cheques, and the effect is that
the value of gold is being affected from both sides at tlie same time;
the supply is going up; the demand is going down.   Inevitably thc
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value falls. A fall in the value of gold is the same thing ns a rise iu
price, because if gold is wortli less, one hns to part with more nf it
to procure the commodities which it will purchase.
If Professor Leacock's argument is sound, it means that the
gold standard bus broken down. What then is flic remedy . And
here is must be admitted that only the experts are competent to express an opinion, for when wc get on to the question of currency
values And the percentage of pure gold in a coin we arc outside the
domain in which the average man is competent to express nn opinion.
Professor Fisher of Yale suggests that free coinage bo stopped, nnd
thnt the mediaeval principle of paying some part of his bullion for
having tho rest stamped into coin should bo restored. Another proposal is to abandon the gold standard and adopt a new Abstract standard by taking an average of general prices and milking from it an
index number. This would work out in this manner, that if we took
the Average prices of sny two hundred and fifty Articles in Canada in
1012 and used them as a base calling it one hundred, and found that
in 1913 the average prices of the same articles bad gone up five per
cent, we should havc a new index number, 105, and Anybody with a
debt to pay under a contract, such as a mortgage, salaries, or what,
not, would be compelled to pay ns mnny extra dollars as tlie index
nuinEer called for. This tinkering with the standards, however, is
one which is not likely to be approved, seeing thnt in spite of ups
And downs, And through good and evil report, tho gold standard bus
carried us safely for many years. The AVeek has more confidence in
careful investigation of causes, and the removal of such as are within
control, and particularly in ah intelligent carrying out of the policy
so successfully initiated in thc United States of breaking up Trusts
and unholy combines. The Week is convinced that while Professor
Leacock is right in his general deductions about the high cost of
living, there is a wide field for the Tariff Reformer and the Trust
Breaker, and that any honest investigation will establish the fact that
many cf the prices which we pay for daily necessaries are arbitrarily
fixed -without rhyme or reason, just to suit the whim of those who
control supplies.
Military Training
THE Week is indebted to a valued correspondent for a copy of
the Spectator dealing with the important matter of Service
and National Training. Tho point of tho article is that military training is beneficial apart from its military aspects, and that
whether the recruit is intended to go to the front or not, he gains
enormously by tho exercise and discipline to which he bas been subjected. The writer of the article advocates this training ns a means of
discipline for forming character, for straightening bodies, for teaching young fellows promptitude and smartness, bow to work and be
able to look every man square in the face without fear and panic.
The writer refers to a lengthy holiday spent in Germany in which he
was impressed by the enormous industrial developments wdiich had
taken place, but not so much as by the all-round improvement in the
Germans themselves. He says their physique is better; they walk
straighter and infinitely smarter; their eyes are clearer; they drink
anil smoke less; they are more fit to do their daily work. This is tbe
unprejudiced opinion of a quiet, observant traveller, and The Week
commends it to those misguided men who are flooding British Columbia with posters and leaflets decrying military training of every
kind and one of whose letters appears in the current issue.
Portsmouth  Dockyard
WHEN Capt. Logan and Mr. H. B. Thomson made their
report to the Board of Trade on returning from Ottawa,
they announced that us a part of the naval policy the
Dominion Government would build nt Esquimalt the largest dry dock
in the world. It was to be 1,150 feet long, 115 feet wide, and 35
feet deep over the sill at high tide. Capt. Logan said lie believed this
was larger than the Portsmouth dock. A London exchange, since to
hand, bears out the opinion of the captain. It states that the new
lock ut Portsmouth dockyard will cost $5,000,000, and will be ready
for use within the next few years. It is 1,000 feet long, 950 feet over
the blocks, 100 feet wide, nnd bus a depth of water over tlie sill at
high tide of 35 feet. No doubt, when it was designed it wns considered that the maximum dimensions had been attained; that is only
Iwo years ago, yet already in the far distant port of Esquimalt, thc
pioneer naval port of the Pacific Coast, it has been found necessary
to increase these dimensions substantially, and wc shall be able to
indulge in the proud boast whieli Capt. Logan ventured to voice before the Board of Trade.
Shipbuilding in Canada
THE memorial presented to the Canadian Government by firms
interested in shipbuilding in Canada is an exhaustive and
informative document. It not only covers tlie grounds upon
which the appeal for Government aid is based, but in several interesting Appendices it shows what other countries are doing in the
matter of bounties, subventions and subsidies. It Also deals with
the difference in the rates of wages paid in the English and Canadian
shipyards; gives a list of ships built in Great Britain which arc now
on the Canadian register; the same of ships built in the United
States, and, finally, a list of steam vessels owned in Canada, built
and registered in Great Britain And operated on the Great Lakes.
The first feature dealt with is that of transportation and the weakness of the situntion is pointed out in the imperfect development of
the splendid facilities offered by our waterways. We may be said
to lead tbe world in railway construction, but to lug a long way
behind in developing our waterways. One result of this has been
that the subsidiary shipbuilding nnd repair industry has never been
properly encouraged nnd is in n languishing condition. It is contended by the petitioners that ns dovelopmenl uf the rolling stock
industries has greatly benefited Canadian railways, so the revival
of lhe Canadian marine would be aided by the development of great
Canadian plants so equipped ns tu be able to du the work of Ciiini-
diiin shipowners in their own ports. Al the present time there nre
nbout fifteen thousand Canadian workmen drawing pny from tbis
industry. The petition goes on to emphasize how the construclion
of vessels develops the repair business, demanding big establishments.
This condition menus large yards, extensive equipment and numerous
workmen. Then the connection between naval and commercial shipbuilding is illustrated, and it is shown how the two must work hand
in band in order to ensure permanent employment for the stuff. The
petitioners see no reason why Canada should not build her own ships.
By adopting this policy llie United Stntes has enormously developed
tbe American coastwise trade; at tlie same time benefiting American
producers by extraordinary low freight rates. For instance, forty
years ago the rate on wheat per bushel from Chicago to New York
by water was 1.7.11 cents; today il is 5.35. Today there is a large
fleet on the Great Lukes which during the current year will probably
carry 00,000,000 Ions of freight; of this fleet only four per cent arc
Canadian, four per cent, British and ninety-two per cent American,
although Canada possesses half tbe coast lino of the Lukes. \'o non-
American ship is nllowed to do business between American ports,
and no ship built outside the States is allowed to become an American ship. Under this sytem the general trade of flic United Slates
has maw enormous progress. The difference between rhe rule of
wages paid in Canada and other countries is one important factor in
rieiiiiuistrating the necessity for Government aid.    At the present Page Two
Victoria, B. C, May 10,1913
stage Cannda cannot compete on equal terms without such assistance.
If direct aid is given for a long time to come a large share of it would
return direct to the Government in duties and, further, the additional
population created by any greater volume of business done by the
shipbuilders would contribute considerably to the Dominion Treasury
trough the Tariff. Any collapse in the Canadian shipbuilding trade
would simply divert the business to American shipyards, with the
result thnt American ynrds would also do repairs and there would be
an increased tendency to throw the carrying of Western Canadian
goods eastward into American ports ns well as American ships. The
conclusion is that it is a vital necessity to have suitable dry docks in
Canada and to have in proximity to the dry docks ample repair
plants. The form in which the Government should lend aid is not
suggested, but the importance of determining a permanent policy
is emphasized; that is for such a term of years as would guarantee
the sound establishment of the industry. The petitioners aro sound
in the contention that the true way to procure plants equnl to the
construction of naval vessels is to develop a healthy mercantile shipbuilding industry. This has been the experience of Greut Britain
and all other important countries. To attempt to build warships without at the same time developing the industry on other lines would
be enormously to increase the cost of the former as well ns to disorganize the economic operation of the shipyards. The memorial
certainly demonstrates tbat the naval policy of the Government makes
it necessary for it to consider tbe question of naval shipbuilding at
the moment when the circumstances of the existing mercantile shipbuilding industry urgently need attention. There is no part of Canada for whicii this subject possesses greater interest thnn British
Columbia. We hnve before our eyes nt Esquimalt an object lesson
in the Bullen shipyards wliieh hears out every word of the memorial,
and whicii demonstrates not merely the urgency but the absolute
necessity for an enlightened Government policy which will develop
mercantile shipbuilding' and naval construction upon parallel lines.
Naval Defence
MAJOR BAENES' very able letter in the correspondence
columns of the current issue should be carefully read by all
who wish to understand those features of the Canadian naval
policy which have n special interest for Britisli Columbia. Major
Barnes criticizes the actioii of the Navy League for publishing a platform, lie docs so in moderate language, and in a perfectly fair manner, and he gives his renders the perhaps unnecessary assurance that
any difference of opinion lie may have with the League on the matter
of policy in no way utfects his fidelity to its principles. His objection
seems to he, first, thnt he thinks the present moment is inopportune
for making any statement, or issuing any manifesto. It is like swapping horses when crossing n ford. We hnve the navy resolutions he-
fore us, but know nothing about the permanent naval policy, and ns
Mr, Borden has promised to bring this down shortly, Major Barnes
thinks thnt the Navy League should have waited until both propositions were before us and then mnde its pronouncement. It seems to
Tlie Week thnt a complete answer to this contention is that the Navy
League is an independent, non-political organization, with definite
aims and objects; unfettered by relations with any party, and free
at any time to make a pronouncement. That when called upon by its
members to state its platform in definite terms, it is bound to do so,
for after nil the executive is only the servant of the League, and could
have no justifiable grounds for refusing to meet a demand of that
kind. Major Barnes would be the first to admit that tlie interest
aroused in the subjeot throughout the country and the recriminatory
remarks which have been made in the public press on both sides constitute a reason why there should be no indefiniteness or uncertainty
as to the attitude of the League, and it was because of tbis that tbe
Executive decided to issue a statement as concise and definite as circumstances would permit. The statement only deals with Mr.
Borden's policy as far as it has been announced, and is careful to put
in express terms its reservation in respect of the permanent policy.
It could hardly do less nnd to have done more would have been to
hnvo laid itself open to even severer criticism than Major Barnes
offers. Tlie other point to which he takes exception is that in the
published programme the League endorses the policy of "a Fleet
Unit Bused on the Pacific Const." In offering this criticism, Major
Barnes loses sight of the fact that it is not new nor now for the first
time enunciated by the League. "A Fleet Unit on the Pacific" was an
integral port of the resolution adopted by the League at the mass
meeting held in the Victoria Theatre nearly a year ago, and has
figured on the front page of The Week ever since, in quotation marks.
There mny well be a difference of opinion ns to tlle advisability of
such n Fleet Unit, nnd in arguing uu that point Major Barnes is well
within his rights, but ho can hardly find fault with the League for
emphasizing now whnt it has for nearly u yenr proclaimed. On the
matter of policy much might lie said, and it is the intention of The
Week tn discuss it at length in a subsequent issue. Meanwhile, although Major Barnes throws light on the subject from a strategical
viewpoint in his very interesting letter, it is still left for him In ox-
plain what the First Lord of fhe Admiralty meant when he urged the
Over-Seas Dominions lo "police iheir own seas." The Week may
also point out thnt while Ihe Xnvy League has endorsed the principle of a Fleet Unit on Ihe Pacilic, it. has never urged that tbis should
bo more than the ultimate object of the Government policy, and it
has always maintained its first duly was to make a prompt and adequate contribution to meet an emergency.
H Great Swede
COLONEL A. D. McBAE lins been quoted extensively in the
press as an advocate for thc establishment of local industries.
To his attention, therefore, Tlie Week commends a new industry which has just heen established here, und wliieh, if it realizes
the reasonable expectations of the moment, bids fair In attract worldwide attention. It is not the building of Dreadnoughts or breakwaters; thc construction of dry-docks or of bridges; it is the production of swedes. Not those Swedes who discover Nortli and Soulh
Poles, or blond Esquimaux, but those swedes which in England are
large and yellow and highly valued as food for kinc, and in Canada
aro small, yellow and bard, and are highly valued, when procurable,
as a luxury for man. The writer of this paragraph purchased one
yesterday for the sum of fifteen cents retail in uue of our leading
stores. It weighed two pounds, and was said to lie one of the first
consignment from the now syndicate which hns just been established
in the Saanich Peninsula lo engage in this business. The syndicate
has purchased twenty acres of land at $500 an acre. It has expended
a corresponding sum in plnnt, machinery, appliances nnd farm buildings, making a total investment of $20,000. Tt estimates that the
profit will yield n dividend of ten per cent and a bonus of $258,000
a year. The estimate is based upou the following figures. The population of Victoria is at least 00,000. Of these 10,000 ure infants, or
at any rate children too young to eat swedes, before they have been
reduced to lacteal form. Fifty thousand people will be glad to eat
swedes on alternate days, or say three times a week, and assuming
that the average swede weighs two pounds, and loses half a pound in
cooking, assuming also that half a pound of swede is a fair proportion for each person, this would give one and a half pounds por week
each for 50,000 people, a total of 75,000 pounds. For the year this
would give an approximate total of 2,000 tons. Now, 2,000 tons at
the rate at which this one swede was purchased, viz., 7 1-2 cents
per lb., or $1.50 per ton, would yield $300,000. The cost of production is snid to be one cent a pound, whicli would leave a margin of
profit on tho year's trade of $260,000. As this would represent a return of the original capital invested thirteen times over each year,
even Colonel McKae might see his way to say a good word for an industry so well adapted to the natural conditions of the country, and
with such a ready market and such remunerative prices right ut its
doors. Tho question of competition need not be taken into account,
for although swedes only fetch $30 a ton in England, no one would
buy tbe imported article as long as they could get tht! local product ut
15 cents per swede.
Slocan Star Mine
THE Slocan Star mine may be called une of the historic mines
of the Kootenay. For years it was worked by a company in
which the Brothers White were the largest stockholders, and
also the managers. With tho exhaustion of the more accessible pay-
streaks it went under a cloud, which finally led to litigation and one
of the most notorious eases ever tried in the Kootenay Courts. Thc
ease dragged on its weary length for years, appeal following appeal.
Chief Justice Hunter, the trial judge, donned a suit of overalls and
made a personal inspection of the mine. Finally, on the last appeal,
the Slocan Star Company lost and J. M. Harris, of Sandon, won.
Then came a compromise which should have been resorted to years
before. There was handshaking all round, a new company was
formed, and the Slocan Star mine started on a new chapter in its
history. The company is essentially a Victoria company, for although Mr. B. S. Lennie, the well-known Vancouver barrister, is
president, the bulk of the stock is held here, and Mr. A. C. Burdick
is vice-president, and Mr. B. F. Green, M.P., a director. A mine
which has shipped nearly $3,000,000 worth of ore will always present interesting features for the student of mining, nnd it is likely
that the latest developments will prove to be the most interesting it
has ever known. After two years continuous work, a stupendous
piece of development work has been completed. A tunnel nearly half
a mile in length has been driven, and an upraise from the tunnel has
cut the ore body. Nothing remains but to develop production, and
this will be done as fast as unlimited capital will permit. Market
conditions are favourable; both silver and lead are selling at prices
whicii leave a large margin of profit, and the enterprise of Victoria
capitalists is likely to he rewarded by seeing this splendid mine once
more paying largo dividends and taking its place amongst the banner
mines of British Columbia.
The Apotheosis of Asquith
Mlt. ASQUITH will go dowu to posterity ns a brilliant statesman, a successful Prime Minister and a man of sterling
character. His speech in the House during the debate on
the Woman's Suffrage Bill adds lustre to his reputation in demonstrating that he has more backbone than he is usually credited with
and sufficient courage to lead him to a declaration which commends
itself to the Empire at large as it did to the House of Commons.
Whatever the merits of the question may be, Mr. Asquith made it
perfectly clear that no responsible Minister of the Crown could yield
to clamour and threats, backed up by crime. There is more than a
little reason to -suppose that the brilliant article in Truth dealing
with the suffragette question hits the nail on the head when it says
that the last thing in tho world whicli the leaders of thc militants
want is "votes for women," They do not want the question settled;
they want to keep it open like a running sore. With a settlement
their gricveance would be gone and with it also their occupation. Anyway, this is the brutal analysis of the matter wdiich Truth puts forward with its usual fearlessness, and whether one accepts it literally
or not, there can be nothing but admiration for the stand made by
Mr. Asquith against lawlessness, and his firm determination to yield
nothing to crime, even if he has to stand alone.
THEODORE THE GREAT is "hedging." Not thc hedging
whicli is combined with 'ditching," but the hedging wliieh
is resorted to after ditching. During the Presidential campaign President Taft and ex-President Roosevelt allowed themselves to go on record as favouring the proposed legislation under
which the Hay-Paunceforte and Clayton-Buhver Treaties would be
repudiated. At that time it looked good to them that the United
States should assert its sovereign supremacy in the matter of the
Panama (Jamil in the most autocratic manner and from neither of
these distinguished gentlemen wns there a word of protest against
the extravagant and flamboyant utterances of the American legislators who did their best to drag tlieir country's flag through tho
mud. The times have changed. The next Presidential election is a
long way off and from the safe retreat of Oyster Bay the Sage of
Sagamore Hill now informs thc world that he favours "the arbitration of all disputes which may arise between the United States and
the British Empire." It was fitting that after a sentiment so touching and characteristic the speaker should propose the toast of the
King and Emperor of the British Empire, and then the toast of
"Peace with Justice and Righteousness between the nations." Tho
appropriateness of the latter is singularly emphasized by the contrast whicli it affords to tho proposals of a fow months ago which commended themselves to the bizarre Colonel who entertained its guests
"in a khaki riding suit and spurred boots."
carnival weeK, flua. 4 to 9.1913
403-404 Central Building VICTORIA, B. C.
Inside the City Limits
LOTS $1,000,   $250 CASH. Phone 3235
Sealed tenders addressed to the undersigned and endorsed on the envelope
"Tender for tho purchase of old plant,"
will he received up till noon, Monday,
June 2nd, 1913, for the purchase of two
old dump scows, Nos. 301 and 302, and
one old drill platform, lying ln Victoria
Forms of tender can he procured at
the office of William Henderson, Esq.,
Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.; from
O. C. Worsfold, New Westminster, B.C.,
and also at the office of the undersigned
Room 40, Postoffice Building, Vancouver, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
made on forms supplied and signed with
their actual signatured, stating their occupation and place of residence.
The Department does not hind itself
to accept the highest or any tender,
Superintendent of Dredges.
Department of Public Works,
Vancouver .B.C., May 8th, 1913.
P.S.—Newspapers will not be paid for
this advertisement if they Insert it without authority from the Department,
may 10 may 17
Examinations for the position of Inspector of steam-boilers and mnchlnerv,
under the "Boilers inspection Act," will
be held at tho Parliament Buildings.
Victoria, commencing June 9, 1018. Application and Instruction forms can be
had on application to tho undersigned,
to whom tho former must be returned,
correctly filled In, not later than Mav
22, 1913. Salary $14fi per month, Increasing $10 per month per annum to a
maximum of $200 per month.
Chief Inspector of Machinery,
New Westminster, B.C.
may 10 may 17
NOTICK Is hereby given that the reserve covering a parcel of land situated
In tlie vicinity f Howe Sound, formerly
covered hy Timber License No. 17152,
now expired, ami more particularly described as: Commenolng at a post planted on the southeast corner of Lot 835,
New Westminster District; tbence north
•10 chains; thence west 40 chains, more
or less, to the east boundary of Lot
3200, New Westminster District; thence
south 72 chains, more or less to tho
shore of Howe Sound; thence following
the shore line In a northeasterly direction to the point of commencement, notice of which appeared in the British Columbia Gazette on the 27th of December,
1907, Is cancelled and the land will bc
open for entry by pre-emption on tho
1st day of August, 1913.
Deputy  Minister  of  Lnnds.
Department  of  Lands,
Victoria, B.C., May 5th, 1U13.
Notice is hereby given that the re-
servo existing upon Crown lands situated In Range 4, Const District, and moro
particularly described from tho southwest cornor of Township 10, bearing
date of tho 25th of May, 1910, and published In thc British Columbia Gazette
on the 2Gth of May, 1910, ls cancelled
In so far as si une affects the acquisition
of said lands under the provisions of
the "Coal and Petroleum Act."
Deputy Minister of Lands,
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.C.,  May  5th,   11)13.
NOTICK is hereby given that tho reserve covering Lol 19. Range I, Coast
District, nut lee of which appeared in
Die British (.(ilumbia Gnzette on tho
27th of December, 1907, is cancelled,
and that said lands will ho oponed to
entry by pre-emption at 9 a.m. on the
llth day nf August. 1913.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
Department of Lands,
Victoria,   B.C.,  Mny  5th,   1913.
may 10 aug 9
IN THE MATTER of an application
for a fresh Certificate of Title to Lots
84, 35, n of Lot 6, Block "J," Fairfield
IflBtate, Victoria City, Map 897.
NOTICE Is hereby given of my intention at tho expiration of one calendar
month from the first publication hereof
to iHBue a fresh Certificate of Title in
lleu of the Certificate of Title issued to
John Jordlson on the 7th dny of February. 1910, and numbered 2227(1 C, which
has boon lost.
Dated at Lnnd Registry Office, Victoria, British Columbia this fith day of
May, 1913.
Registrar General of Titles.
may 10 June 7
MOLDING COMPANY, LIMITED, Intends to apply to the Registrar of Joint
Stock Companies for leave to change Its
DATED this third day of May, A.D.
Per MacFarlane & Pholan,
Its Solicitors,
tuny 19 June 7
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pector, Intends to apply for permissioi
to    purchase    the   following describei
lands:—Commonclng at n post plantei
nbout 20 chnins In an easterly dlroctloi
from tho N.W. corner post of Lot G!l
Renfrew    District,    thonco    north
ehnlns, thence enst 20 chains more
less,   thonce  south  L'O  chains  more
less to the north boundary of Lot 61)
thenco west 20 chains  moro or lens  t<
tbe point of commencement, contalnin)
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Dated   May  3rd,   11)18,
may 10 Jy 1 hctoria, B. C, May 10,1913
Page Three
of the seven for our children. Being
a supremely selfish person the observance or non-observance of the day
means nothing to mc. I buy my tobacco over-night j I can live without
a Sunday paper and I prefer reading
to music. As the recorder of complaints and grievances, however, I beg
to offer the shades of those noble
law-givers the thanks of that little
bit of posterity yclept the
At The Street Corner
■ T 7 ITH IS  a  very short time the tion for him.   The wealthy automobil*
The Navy League Programme
Crofton, May 1, 1913.
Gorge Park will boast nn at- ist may have many pleasures to whicii
action which, to my mind, is one of I cannot aspire, but the longer I live
io most delightful ever invented for the less I envy him. The time will
[bpiilar amusement.    I refer to the oomo when the average man will lose
"lenie railway, which is the dignified  the use  of his legs  altogether  and J '"> Editor, The Week,
fame given to it   in    this   country,  then automobiles will sink to the level ' ictoria, B. C.
Ltigh I much prefer the good old- of all other things which nre neces-     De,u' Sir:—From   the    paragraph
Sishfoned   appellation    of   "switch- sities. "•"•' <»-'°ssed flags whicii has appeared' under which it has made good                              * f Mr some time in your paper, I
hundreds   of  English watering-     I have often wondered why it is kn""' that the following remarks will
aces.   Personally, I  adore   switch- that with the return of summer we not be endorsed by you.   I cannot say
cks and can cheerfully spend an af- do not make a point of starting work how much I regret that the Fcder-
rnoon going backs and forwards on earlier in the morning.   Please don't ated -Navy League found it necessary
em, or round and round according imagine that I say this from any lik- at present, and until Mr. Borden has
the style in whicli they are built, ing for work.'' Far be it from such! unfolded   his   preninnent policy,  to
lut I prefer riding in the cars  to But the earlier one starts work, the invent one of their own and more
alking on the planks.   Last Sunday earlier one can stop.   It seems a pity especially that part of it which calls
was out at the Gorge and ran into that just because it is a custom in for a fleet unit on the Pacific Coast,
essrs. Bancroft and Porter, who are most   households  to get up between      I take the main object of the Navy
sponsible for the amusements out seven and eight, have breakfast and League to be to do all in ils power
(ore Ihis summer,  and    the   latter open up for business at eight, nine or to aid the country in the solution of
ntlenian invited me to take a walk ten, that the same hours should pre- the best means of defence in war and
und the track.   He meant it in all vail all the year round.   I never could not merely to find acceptable plat-
tndncss, I know, hut to tell the truth quite understand the Bill which was, forms—and  if incidentally  this  as-
appreciated more fully the excuse 1 believe, brought before the English sists Canadian ship-building or oth
lich he gave me not to walk on the Parliament, which would set all the material interests so much  the be
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Ippertier.   I am not suited, mentally, clocks sn many hours ahead.   My con-  tor,  but  preparation for defence is
llivsiciilly or morally lo walking on a  tention is that if in the winter a man the essence,
bry narrow plank over deep abysses, ran got ready for his work at nine
  ,,      Now Hie main reason I hear ad-
ut I am glad now thai 1 went, for o'clock, say, in the summer he ought  (lllc0(1 fol. ., P]_ei(i(, F,ee|. m[ js that
it would stimulate national pride and
had nn opportunity of studying the lo have no difficutly in being ready
ake nf the track and found it easy for it by seven without "faking" the
i believe lir. Porter when ho told me clock. Think whnt it, would mean if
nil this was the strongest railway he we could all quit between three nud
ad over erected. Honestly, I am look- four o'clock in the afternoon.    Of
course, I know that this will never he
done simply because it would be impossible to get everybody in line
without legislation aud youcnnVleg-
lig forward lo the opening.
It seems funny to think that we,
ui and I, my reader, are talking a
kngtiage which needs a special die-
onary   of   its  own.   I saw on the
muter   of   a   local hook-store the
Ither day a copy of "The Dictionary
f Western Slang and Phrases," (at     , ____________________________
bast I think that was the title; it ?.0L.!!,nS\ef::"n!:!:.,t,01Slrtjr*..e!l''!y
feeling* by our being able to point to
our very own ships.   National pride
and feeling are worthy attributes hut
they must; be grounded on a bedrock
basis or they will be the sort of pride
which goes before a fall, and I submit   that  in a naval policy, always
^^^^^^^^^^^____;     costly to maintain and on which if
islate lhe time" any more than you roquil.0(1 nt „p om. s(ltety ,iepomis,
enn   "legislate    sobriety."   But   it  „ .1 ..,....,.. _  .....   -■--.-   •    •■■
seems a pity that the force of habit
should make us waste so much fine
weather simply  because we haven't
something very like it).   I also
Inw n notice in Tnn English paper re-
cnlly thai such n book was in exist-
nud   Hint it afforded amusing
I ending. Several instances wore giv-
11 and it wns hard to realize that
ome of our favorite expressions,
diich we use every day, hardly being
nnscious thnt they aro slang, are un-
itclligihlo to the stay-at-home in thc
Hd Country. It is comforting to
liink that in the course of time they
enough. Mark well, 1 do not advocate
starting earlier unless there is a compensating relief nt lhe end of the
day.   The   man  who under existing
good strategy and  not pride should
be the governing factor.
Prom lhe strategical point of view
of what use would a flcel unit be?
Wars aro not fought on sporting principles—on the contrary the first
maxim of strategy is lo concentrate
a superiority of force nt the decisive
conditions gets up early to gelt Point nn_a m* ,(lce* "nit ™,1(1 .'>.c
through witli his work ns a rule stops
just as late al night and simply gains
the possession of a happy conscience.
I confess Ihat I aim nt a more material benefit.
I wish Ihat theatre managements iu
'mopped up" hy a squadron with
ample power to do it.
Leaving the strategical side for a
moment—are we in any way able to
man and officer n Fleet Unit for
some time to come?
I am told that when nn educated
Canadian goes into the U. S. A. his
be accepted as the purest Eng- general could devise some m
sh. It is said thnt the Cockney of which would serve to prevent inces- P™le is l',"1'* because he cannot, like
.day will he the Shakespeare of to- sunt talking in the stalls during the tlle Americans, point to his couii-
mrrow. We know that there are notion of n play. It is true that, this tr.v's battleships. I do not believe the
inny words now regarded as slang, abuse is gradually dying out, but I Canadian, educated or uneducated, is
r something worse, whicli generations for one should like to see its lnst suel1 « -f00'- Such things are part
go were in constant use amongst the moments hastened with an nxe. It is °f "ie evolution mid growth of nn-
urists. Fifty years lience, I havc also true thnt for the most part the tio*ls »ud what can be done by one
o doubt Hint the Duchess of X. will talking is nt its worst during those  country    of   eighty odd millions of
I end out nn invitation to her friends plnys which nre so bad that it doesn't population cannot yet be done by
o join her in "Good Eats"; will tell much matter whether you can under- Canada,
er social secretary to "beat it" stand what is being said on the stage In Mr. Churchill's speech in Eng-
'hon she is through with the day's or not. At the same time a bad play land on this year's Navy Estimates,
nsiness and will remark she is produces sufficient irritation in the he outlined the Admiralty's scheme
'some tired" when she wants to go mind of the average playgoer to for employment of any capital ships
i bed.   In the meantime ought we to make him doubly susceptible to ex-  which  may he provided hy Cannda
to proud or offended at the insinua- terior nuisances. Wonders hnve been for general Imperial service: "We
on Hint our speech is unintelligible? worked of late years with theatre au- propose to form them with the hnttlo-
diences. The late comer is the exeep- ship from Malay and the "New Zcn-
The longer I live the more impress- tion and not the rule, and if only an land," if agreeable, into a now
d f am with the wonderful develop- effective form of muzzling enn be in- squadron nf five ships of high uni-
lent which is Inking place outside the Irodnced, the auditorium of a modern form speed for the "Imperial Sqund-
ity. We arc so fond of talking about theatre may soon become a veritable ron" based on Gibraltar and from
ui' new business blocks nnd about school for manners. It is a huinilint- Ihul station they could ensily roach
lie Inlest renl estate transaction that ing fnct that the worst offenders arc any portion of llie British Empire in
lost of us quite neglect the important invariably drawn from the very pon-  shorter time Ihan any European force
1,'ork of suburban building which is pic who might be expected to know of equal power, ll could reach Unlinking plnce in our outskirts. Lnst better. The gods live up to their posi- fax in five days. Quebec iu six, llong-
inndny, it being a cool dny and pro- lion; the stalls live down to theirs. kong in twenty-two, Vancouver in
itious for walking exorcise, I wan- **.; 23, etc."   As these ships are tn ho in
ercd    out   far afield.    Taking the     Wc nil know ahout, the man who a separate squadron it ensures their
furnside Rond cnr as far ns it goes, said that ho would do nothing for being additional to the purely British
walked in a direction which wns en- posterity because posterity had never European requirements, and they
irely new lo mc. Through Garden done anything for him, but I wonder really become a flying squadron cap-
lity wo went and up to Garden City if the lawmakers of British Colum- able of being used at any threatened
'nrk, thonco round the head of the bin in the year 1888 had any idea of point of the Empire and could ent a
lorge to the Pnrk and on by way of how posterity on Vancouver Island fleet unit. Special facilities nre to
/ompson Street to the Esquimalt would bless their sainted memory. Did bo given to officers and men raised
toad. And everywhere tliere was some prophetic spirit hover over tlieir by the Dominions to serve in this
uilding going on. In some cases the revered heads as they sat in tho Conn- squadron. This training will ho in-
'ork wns actually progressing nnd I oil Chamber, and warn Ihem that a oompnrnblo to nny which could bc rc-
'ondercd how soon the enemies of time would come when the Capital ceived here locally and such n squad-
bcrty would tnke stops to prevent City would suffer unless they exempt- ron could bring renlly effective aid
mnn from nailing a shingle on his ed the Island from the operation of wherever required. It would, of
|wn roof on the Sabbath Day. What the Lord's Day Observance Act? I course, he strengthened from time to
. glorious spot this is going to bo in wonder. How lucky we nil ought to time by further ships if any of lho
he not fnr distant future 1   Beautiful be that we had such thoughtful legis- Dominions snw (It. and though based
Juburbs will extend the length of the lnlors! Through them we are spared on Gibraltar would cruise on every
Saanich Peninsula and everywhere the anomaly of authorizing the em- slnlion, the Dominions being consult-
here will bo renl homos with gardens, ploymont of street cnr conductors nnd ed on all movements not dominated
find thnt the further I walk the regimental bandsmen whilst banning by military considerations,
core enthusiastic I become; for after lhe services of the shoe-black and the T do not know, naturally, whnt Mr.
ill, walking is the only way to see ico cream seller. Wo can preserve Borden's permanent policy may be,
he country. I defy a motorist to our Sundnys decently nnd with order but is it not rather comicnl for the
ake in the scenery through which ho without being robbed of all the privi- local federated leagues lo dictate a
lasses. Ho misses the delights of in- leges of personnl liberty. Their ac- nnvnl policy at, present without nny
ipecting a now house or observing the tion has stayed the iron hand of of his inner knowledge of things?
inrcful cultivation of the gnrden out- Puritanism which might have made Tliere seems lots of educative work to
side.   Wild flowers possess no attrac2 the first day of the week the gloomiest fully    employ   nil navy leagues till*
long   after   the   Government's   announcement of its policy.
At present they seem to be assuming the functions of government. I
am alarmed lest we are taking for
granted that the Canadian people are
actuated by a false pride which they
would not harbour for a moment if
the real requirements of defence wero
fully put before them, and I make no
apology for advancing these personal
views, much ns I respect the sincerity
of The Week's, though 'antagonistic.
Nor shnll I withdraw my support from
the general good work done by the
League, hut I would like it, to be publicly known that the League, far from
relioisting its flag, is accepting as its
policy what is well known to be only
the second best choice without clearly
publishing I ho fact.
It is well known that the Admiralty's advice is for the present a direct
contribution of ships, officers nnd
men, and only if lhe Dominions reject
it do lhey sny that Fleet Units nre
the next best choice. New Zealand
whose conditions are somewhat similar to Canada, accepted the ndvice.
Il is often held up to me that Australia has chosen the Fleet Unit.
There is no similarity between Aus-
1 i'uliit and Cannda at the moment for
this reason: Australia's Fleet Unit
stands lo become the nucleus of a
fleet by proper progressive growth because the Australians concurrently
with building tho ships have taken
the necessary steps to ensure them being fully manned, not by what is
usually termed compulsory service but
by national and popular consent and
desire embodied in a law. AVhen Canada is in a position to do lho same
either similarly or by voluntary service, her fleet unit would be of similar
use, but in present conditions the
ships might concewnbly be bought
hut would be obsolete before they
were manned.
The Navy League.hns done fine service in influencing public opinion ou
a question vital to public snfety but
in assuming public opinion will nol
rise to the best, most patriotic and
first expert choice and basing tlieir
policy on this assumption without alluding to lhe first choice, they tend
lo force the Premier's hand before he
has announced his permanent policy
nnd placo their educative programme
on second clnss lines.
G. E. BARNES, Major,
Late Royal Marine Artillery.
Victorin, April 27.1913.
To lhe Editor of The Week.
Hour Sir:—Jly attention has been
drawn to Hie editorial in llic last
issue of The Wool; regarding llic
anti-military posters nt prcscnl being circulnlcd throughout the cily,
a copy of which wns published in Hie
same number.
I may say thai 1 have both seen
them nnd know thc author of the matter contnincd thereon, I also hnve
laken a pnrt in the campaign myself
by placing Ihem on fences, ele.
Ynu arc perfectly right Ihal nnti-
militarism forms pari of llic programme carried on by llic Socialist
Party in Viotoria, and nol only Hint,
but it is lhe campaign material of tlio
Socialist movement throughout lhe
world. It moreover represents the
stolid of the trnde and industrial
union movement, bolli in Europe and
America, For you lo nl tempt to put
n slop lo it, nt this singe, is ns futile
ns to throw back tho waters of the
Pacific with n fork. You may just ns
well gel th.tl imbedded iu your memory, first ns Inst. Not, because I say
it, but because anti-militarism has
gone too far for you or 1 to slop it.
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MANY holders of Canadian bank stocks would no doubt be
pleased if the bunks adopted tbe suggestion made by Mr. J.
13. Forgan regarding the issue price of new shares. Mr.
Forgan told tlie banking and commerce committee that the market
quotations for bank stocks in this country would be improved and the
banks would bc able to got new capital from their stockholders with
more facility if the new stock was issued at prices giving more valuable rights.
He said that, in his opinion, some of the Canadian banks have
been rather hard on the rank and file of their shareholders in requiring from them practically the full value of the old stock every
time they have asked them to subscribe for new.
In the United Stntes the old shareholders, as a rule, are given
the opportunity to take new stock at prices making it a very attractive investment; and if a shareholder does not find it convenient to
increase his investment at the time the new stock is ottered, a market
is there for the rights, and he does not lose anything by his inability
to subscribe.
Owing to the relatively unfavorable terms offered to stockholders of Canadian banks tliere is often a considerable block of the
new capita] not taken up when an issue is made.
Tliis unsold portion has to be sold by tender, or on the market,
and naturally the price of the old stock is depressed to a certain extent when it is being placed.
In the advertisement of the Bank of .Montreal, offering the unsubscribed portion of its hist issue, it was announced that tho stock
not taken up by shareholders would be sold to the highest bidder and
the proceeds, over and nbove the price at which the stock was allotted
to old shareholders would be divided among the individual shareholders who had failed to take up their new slock.
In other words, these stockholders would not lose or suffer because they did not exercise their right to subscribe.'
The Bank Act merely provides that when allotted stock is not
taken by a shareholder, the bank may sell it to the public on such
ternis as the directors prescribe.
What the general practice is in disposing of the proceeds we do
not know; but apparently in some enses the surplus amount realized
(over and above the issue price) has gone into the bank's profit and
loss account; and those shareholders who, through ignorance, negll
genee, or inability to pay, failed to exercise their right to subscribe,
thereby lost all benefit of the new issue.
Upon reverting to the suggestion made by Mr. Forgan, that new
stock should be allotted at lower prices, the case of the Canadian Pacific Railway naturally comes to mind. Largely because of the Canadian Pacific Railway policy of issuing new stock to old holders at
prices far below the market, the quotations are usually on a level at
which the net return runs from 31/» to 4i/> per cent. Another result
of the policy is that thc company can get huge blocks of fresh cnpital
from its stockholders almost at will, regardless of tight money periods.
If the banks were to form the habit of putting out their new
stock nt prices CO or 70 or 100 points below the market, it seems
likely that the market price of bank stocks would rise sharply, and
the regular dividends would represent a smaller return on the market
The rights to subscribe would then have n substantial value.
Suppose a bank with capital $5,000,000, rest $5,000,000, dividend
12 per cent, nnd stock selling nt 220, issues $1,000,000 now at 120,
and the directors let it lie understood that in case of future issues it
', was the intention that the rights should possess substantial value, the
■rights pertaining to the issue in question should be worth about $17
per share.
And if there wns a prospect of another such transaction in a
couple of years, the market price of the stock might, easily rise to u
4 per cent basis, or $300 per share. If so, the bnnk could gel; $200
per share for its next issue, nnd still put it out at 100 points below tho
Of course, under that system of offering new stock it would not
be feasible to increase the dividend rale as ia done nt present. The
capital would bc increasing a little more rapidly, and besides, the
stockholders would be getting virtual increases in their rights to
Under such a policy the rest or reserve found would perhaps fall
behind  the paid-up cnpital in point of size. It would consist moro
. largely of earned profits, nnd its growth would be slower.
Tbe eminent Chicago banker quoted at the beginning of tbo
article remarks as follows on this phase of the subject: "This process
may be slower and more troublesome to the managers, but in the long
run it redounds to their credit. It is in the interests of shareholders
that they should have an opportunity to subscribe for new stock-
issues at a reasonable rate."
If the shareholders could expect that they would have the oppor-
• tunity from time to time of subscribing for new stock at low prices,
there would scarcely ever be nny question of the absorption of new
issues made by well-established hanks. And tbe chances nre that the
increase of capital would be more proportionate to the increase of
liabilities.-—Thp Monetary Times.
A NOTICE recently appeared in
tlie daily press to the effect that
a new company, the first of its kind
in this province, has just been incorporated. It is a company to carry
on the business of breeding black
foxes and other animals and to deal
with their skins and pelts. While this
has been a profitable industry in some
parts of the maritime provinces, the
organization of a company to carry
on the business here is new, aud indicates another industry open to the
prospector and trapper. The shares
will be 5,000, aggregating a capital
of $250,000, and the company will
take over the interests of Fred Ryan
and Charles S. Meek.
In view of this announcement it is
intersting to read how this industry
uf silver fox farming has been progressing in other Provinces. The
Monetary Times of a few weeks ngo
is authority for the statement that
u return of three hundred per cent ou
lhe capital involved is what silver-
fox farmers in the Maritime Provinces received during the past year,
according to a report on fur-farming in Canada soon to bc issued by
the commission of conservation. The
fur value of a silver fox varies from
about $300 lo about $2,500 according
lo the finality of the pelt, but the
prices paid for foxes for breeding
purposes fnr exceed this. In 1010
foxes were sold for breeders at from
$3,000 tn $4,000 per pair; i.e., not far
above their fur value. In 1011. prices
rose to $5,000 a pair, and about littering time, early in 101.2, one pair
sold for $20,000. . In the latter part
of 1012 old breeders were variously
valued at from $18,000 to $35,000 u
This remarkable rise in the prices
has been due to the keen demand for
breeding stock by persons ur companies wishing to establish themselves in the fox-ranching business.
So keen is this demand for "breeders" that not a fox fit for breeding
purposes is being slaughtered for its
fur, writes JI. J. P. in "Conservation."
Ultimately the value of the silvet
fox must be determined by its fur
value and not by the prices now being
paid for breeders. It is plain, also,
Ihat, in the course of a few years,
the numerous ranches in process of
formation and which, at the present
time, are creating such a demand for
breeding stock, will be producing
pelts fur the market. The resultant
increase ill supply is certain to lower
lhe prices paid for skins of this kind
in lhe fur markets. While tliere is undoubtedly a sound basis fur building
up n paying industry in fox-farming,
the public should weigh the matter
very seriously before investing their
money in companies whose capitalizations nre based un the remarkably
high prices now prevailing fur breeding stock. It should not be overlooked Hint nearly all those who have
made large fortunes in the business
hnve done su by selling stock fur
breeding purposes, nut fur Iheir pells.
II is estimated that in October,
1012, there were about S00 silver
foxes iu captivity in Canada, of
which about. 050 were in Prince Edward island. The principal points at
which the industry is carried nn are
around Alberton, Summerside. Clinr-
lottetown and Montague in Prince
Edwnrd Islnnd; Quebec City in Quebec; Port Elgin in New Brunswick,
and Wyoming in Ontario. Each pair
of foxes produces one litter a year
consisting of from one to nine pups,
nnd averaging nbout 3i/2 pups to a
litter. Thoy arc sold fur delivery in
llic first week in September, and the
fur is nt its best the last week in
December. So high is the speculative
fever running in the industry that
many of the unborn pups of 1913
have already been purchased and are
partly paid for.
DESPATCHES to Dun's Review
from branch offices of R. G*.
Dun & Co. in the Dominion of Canada
indicate Ihat Ihe conditions continue
favorable and have ut sonic points
been advanced by more seasonable
weather.   Montreal reports that fine
weather has brought in numerous
small sorting up orders by mail, and
that with improved countiy roads
spring merchandise is moving more
There is a fair demand for groceries, but the iron market is dull. The
boot and shoe trade is quiet and the
call for leather is moderate, while
the quality of hides is poor. A brisk
retail demand for dry goods has stimulated jobbing business in seasonable
lines and orders ure fairly numerous
for fall and winter merchandise. Hard
ware orders are fairly numerous for
fall und winter merchandise. Hardware, metals, and structural materials
are selling freely and the movement
of groceries is up to the average.
Hides are firmer und leather is in fair
demand. A satisfactory business is
noted in seusonable lines at Hamilton
and manufacturing plants nre well
employed. Business conditions in the
far west and northwest continue good
and every indication seems to point
to a prosperous year.
At Winnipeg general trade is fully
up to that of last year and there is
a brisk demand for staple dry goods
and jewelry. Saskatoon reports that
wholesale trade is steadily increasing
aud that retail sales in practically all
lines are expanding. There is an exceptional retail demand at Regina for
dry goods and furnishings and a satisfactory movement of merchandise
at wholesale, while realty is very active. General trade has been retarded by unfavorable weather, but hardware and building supplies are active
and building permits exceed those of
a year ago. Calgary reports an excellent outside demand for seasonable
clothing and retail trade is in satisfactory volume. While there is no
mnrked improvement in dry goods and
furnishings at Vancouver, the inove-
nienl is normal and there is a fair demand for groceries and other staple
lines. Jlost industrial plants, especially the lumber mills, are working
close to capacity, and building operations are more active. Gross earnings
of nll Canadian railways reporting to
date for three weeks in April show a
gain of 0.3 per cent ns compared with
lhe earnings of the same railroads for
the like period lnsl year.
SIGNIFICANT as a recognition of
the importance of Ashcroft in the
eyes uf men of affairs is the announcement from the head office of
the Canadian Home Investment Company, Limited, of Vnncouver, that this
city is to have a resident agent.
The Canadian Home Investment
Compnny, Limited, is the oldest and
largest company of its kind in Canada, maintaining thirty branches from
Halifax to A'ictoria. Its authorized
capital is $1,000,000 and its assets are
in e.\cess of $450,000. The directors
of Ihe cunipany are J. R. Seymour,
Esq., president; A. McKechnie, Esq.,
vice-president and general manager;
Lieut. Col. Duff-Stuart, second vice-
president; Dr. R. E. McKechnie, third
vice-president; and J. J. Bnnlleld,
11 is stilted ou good authority thai,
"with a view to preventing the development of Canada falling mainly
into American hands, a representative
of nn influential group of British
financiers has just sailed to the Dominion with the object of starting
branches of several important British
industries in the chief centres there.
The industries will be fliiancicd with
British money and the interests concerned have put up five million pounds
sterling in order to carry out their
enterprise. Several concessions have
been obtained by those interested in
Ibis scheme, and others have been
promised by the Canadian local authorities," states Canadian Trade
Commissioner J. E. Bny, who is at
Birmingham, England.
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responded the brunette dame.
"What are you running for, sonny?"
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Page Five
'EATS were nt a premium on Fri-
' dny, May 2nd, when Chauncey
Mcott appeared at the Vietoria The-
itrc in his new play "The Isle of
)reams." The play wns just suited
Mr. Olcott's Iromnntic art and
ie wns ably supported by his coru-
inny, particularly by Mrs. Jennie La-
uont, the Irish tavern keeper, whose
nterpretntion of a difficult rule was
mmensely appreciated. Miss Agnes
leron Miller ns "Mona" the proud
ndy of the manor wns equally at
ome in her part. But when ull is
aid and done, "The Isle of Dreams''
a play for Chauncey Olcott, and
i a matter of fnct, Chauncey Olcott
the play.
The setting of the second act af-
orded tho opportunity for some
niquc scenery, and the presence of n
onple of (ine looking sheep was suf-
ciently unusual to cause *a good deal
f delighted comment. Between the
cts solos were rendered on the violin
nd the  'cello hy Messrs. Pearl nnd
teisel,  who travel with  the Olcott
During tlie course of the evening
ne of those amusing little incidents,
■hich make so much for the gaiety
nations, occurred when a bouquet
■as sent down on its perilous way to
lie stage. Perilous is tlie right word,
or the ushers at the theatre are no-
oriously bad hands nt managing to
ttract the attention of the artistes
or whom such compliments nre in-
ended. On the evening in question
he bouquet was discovered at a mo-
lent when it wns a moot point as to
was good ns Met, while the other
favorites wcre well placed. The scenic
effects are line, especially the old mill
and some handsome costumes are
worn, notably those of Miss Page who
makes the most ofthe small opportunity afforded her for artistic dressing.
NOT ften is there such a good all-
round bill nt the Empress Theatre ns there is this week. From start
to finish the turns arc good. As most
people know, in vaudeville shows the
first in order are usually the last in
point of merit and vice versa; if such
holds good this week, all that can
be said it that the programme progresses this week from good to excellent.
W. C. Hoefler opens the show with
a unique trick cycling turn; we have
seen many such in Victoria, but none
better than Mr. Hoefler's. Next in
order comes Lillian Holmes with the
class of voice seldom heard in music
halls. From operatic selections she
passes ou to old-time ballads and her
rich contralto is heard to advantage
throughout. Broughton & Turner produce a comic and original little sketch
on the landing stage at New York,
and then appears the real funny man
of the evening in the shape of Al.
Herman,' who is the most comic of
nll blnck face comedians. He is ono
of those supreme artistes who manage to get awny with nothing nt nll—
at least it seems nothing when you
listen to it ready made, hut it takes
some making. The curtain goes up
for the hist turn one one of the best
Seldom hns Victoria been visited
by such a ghastly travesty of a play
as ou the night in question. It was
not thc fault of the actors; some of
them might he good in a play which
gave them opportunities. Julius
Velie, for instance, who took the title
role, has a nice voice and would
doubtless do well in musical comedy.
A comedy pnrt in the same class of
play would suit Miss Dignan Meredith. Miss Carrie Bellmore, the
heroine, acted well and naturally. But
thc play—. It was dull, boring, impossible and was, in fact—speckled.
PITHE FRERES this week have
been showing at the Crystal Theatre some iii'st-class pictures of the
conditions prevailing around Columbus, Ohio, Dayton, and Omaha, Neb.,
whicii towns have nll been the victims of Nature's cataclysms recently.
"One of the best weeklies ever shown
iu Victoria," is the general verdict
on the film and it does credit to the
energy and ubiquity of the famous
linn's oinemntographers. Amateur
night still continues as popular as
ever, in fact, it seems that every Wednesday the talent grows better and it
is an undoubted fnct thnt many people get more enjoyment out of the
efforts of their friends and neighbors
than they do out of the professionals
who appear every night. This is not
to reflect on the ability of the latter,
but to accentuate that curious phase
of human nature which always likes
to see its acquaintances in unaccustomed positions.
"Carries High Weight in the
Best of Company."
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Victoria Theatre
Monday Night, May 12th
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the Gorgeous Musical Spectacle
By Adams, Hough ft Howard
18 Musical Numbers 18
Augmented Orchestra
Excellent Cast
Pony Ballet of Clever Dancers
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Scene from "Oliver Twist," presented tonight by Nat Goodwin   Company at Victoria Theatre
bethel' it was intended 11s 11 tribute
1 the magnificent acting of Mrs.
■nmont, or the graceful charm of
tiss Miller. The problem wns solved,
owever, by Fate. Mr. Olcolt took
ic cnll—and the bouquet—alone.
■iTTAZEIi KIRKE," beloved by
ll thentre-goers for a decade
nd hy all who have ever seen it in
licse times, was presented at the
'rincess Theatre Ihis week and like
ie sterling old English favorite that
is, drew admiring audiences nt
fery presentation. II is too bad it
inst close Saturday night for it is
play everyone should see and there
only the matinee today nnd the
.ening's performance. It is beauti-
illy staged and most acceptably oct-
1. Every member of the company
jems to be peculiarly adapted to
ie role assigned them.
Jliss Page makes nf the lovely Eng-
sh girl Hazel, just what she was
ritten to be by the author (Steele
tncknye), nnd ninkes her not only
ppenling hut most convincing. It is
beautiful character to interpret,
unsfan Kirke, her stern, self righte-
11s father, the owner of Blackburn
till, wns efficiently interpreted by
yron Aldenn, with Mr. Howland ns
lover and husband, Lord Travers.
Ir. Belasco was nt home in the role
f Mr. Rodney, the would-be lover,
ien true friend of the betrayed, un-
appy Hnzel. Dolly Dut ton wns a
eligiitful girl ns portrayed by Miss
Inrguerite Marriott, and Ray Collins
pieces of stage setting that the Empress has ever seen and the performance which goes with the setting is
well worthy of il. Mr. Stnfford is
magnificent wilh his bird imitations
and the whole net is charming.
A feature of the Empress now-n-
dqys is Ihe programme itself. Mr.
Curt Starkmnn, who is always evolving some improvement in Ihis important accessory, hns just, brought out n
really artistic article. Instend of
taking up a plnin, common or garden
bill of fare, interspersed with staring
advertisements, the patron finds himself handling a dninty little booklet,
filled with pretty scones taken in Victoria. Printed on good paper nnd
with the necessary advertisements
tastefully arranged in such a way that
the items dealing with the actors are
not obscured, the latest programme is
a credit to its producer, nnd to the
Acme Press who print it.
ONE of the marvels of modern
times is the patience wilh which
nn audience will sit through the dullest of dull plnys. A second marvel
is the kindliness of disposition which
prompts them to give npplause on the
slightest excuse. If it had not bcon
for these two characteristics on the
part of play-goers there is no doubt
that the compnny whicii appeared last
Monday night nt the Victoria Theatre
in a play called "Freckles" would
have found themselves acting before
nn empty house before the end nf the
second act.
BEAUTIFULLY and extravagantly
mounted is "The Prince of Tonight," the gorgeous musical fantasy
coining to the A'ictoria Theatre, May
12th. A haughty heiress treats a college youth very cruelly. An old, old
gardener, hy llic spell of a century
plant, turns the youth into a prince
Por one night. The prince has everything but a heart. The cruel maiden
falls in love with hiin, and he spurns
her. When flic moon sets he is about
to die, hul she saves his life with a
kiss; and the prince and his princess
live happily ever after, of course.
There are gowns of exquisite make
and colors for the beauty chorus.
Money has flowed like water to mount
this show and I here is no "mnde"
sparkle in it. Every gleam is genuine.
As a production, "The Prince of Tonight," wins.
SOME time ngo the attention of
Rose Stahl, who is appearing Ihis
season in Charles Klein's department store romance, "Maggie Popper," whicii comes to the Victoria
Theatre, Tuesday, Mny 13th, was called to un nrlicle written by a Western
college woman, in which llie assertion
wns made that a woman's dress was
an index to her character. Aliss Stahl
is the daughter of a well known news-
puper writer, and she herself served
lime ns a space filler, and on being
asked for her opinion concerning the
null ler, Miss Stahl wrote:—
"Every little while  when  news
is scarce, some newspaper man tells
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clothes ever since a certain Mr.
Thomas Carlyle wrote the last word
about them in 'Sartor Rosartus'."
THE engagement of the "Juvenile
Bostonians" Opera Company in
the dashing and romantic opera
comique '' The Princess Chic,'' begins
at the Victoria Theatre on Thursday,
Mny loth. The piece is said to be
notable for uot only the quantity but
the quality of its lyric lines and the
genuinely romantic atmosphere of its
libretto. The opera is rather unique
among contemporary comic operas in
that its plot is really consistent and
has much dramatic power. The chief
characters in flic romance nre the
Princess Chic of Normandy, nnd
Charles the Bold of Burgundy. Other
characters iu the opera nre King Louis
XI of France, the Chamberlains of
the Duke and Princess, and a couple
of ragmuffin scalawags who profess to
be soldiers of fortune. The chorus is
used to represent huntsmen, retainers, men-at-arms, peasants, cnvcliers,
courtiers. The lime of thc opera is
1.4(18, nnd the place the chateau of
Charles the Bold nf Burgundy.
MANY serious-minded personages
query vainly: "Why will people read the romantic fiction? The
best sellers seem to he the stories of
romantic adventure," and they shnku
their heads sadly nver the problem,
Yet it is not n matter for querying
with the masses of renders nnd playgoers, for romance when finely written or played, lifts one out of the
dull commonplace existence whicli is
the lot of even the most fortunate of
this generation. The affairs of the
heart which lead gallant gentlemen
and fair women into thrilling situations, where it takes the sword nnd
all kinds of brave valor to rescue
damsels in distress, appeal to everyone.
That is why George McCutcheon
has been one of Ihe be. t sellers with
his beautifully written nnd plausible
tales of the wonderful kingdom of
(rruuslnrk; and also why his "Beverly of Graustnrk" has been staged
with such immense success. The beautiful Princess Yetive, who reigns
over Ornusturl- invites Beverly, a
lovely American girl, to visit her, nnd
she plunges at once into nll kinds of
romantic adventures, and not only
saves thc Princess from a disastrous
war but secures for herself a handsome Prince nnd a kingdom of her
She has many lovers, of course, ns
soon ns the gallant noblemen of
Qraustark sec her, and one General
Mnlnnx is llic villain, plotting ngainsl
Beverly nnd trying lo remove her
lover, Baldos, a Royal Prince ill disguise. Her adventures with lhe supposed bandits arc full of surprises
and Ihe suspense is not over until
almost lhe last word of lhe piny, It
is one ol' those dramas where every
moment is a thrill. There is comedy
galore. Aunt Fanny, the colored maid
nf Beverly supplying much of it
There arc many threads to the plot,
ami lhey are sadly tangled at time-,,
but in tho end everything is mado
Miss Page will hnve a character
she should delight in, as Beverly, the
American girl, and Miss Marguerite
Marriott will play llie Princess Yetive,
with Mr. Howland as Boverly's true
lover, Baldos; and Mr. Belasco will
appear as the villainous Malaux;
Byron Aldenn will portray l.ieuli'iinnl
Quinnox, and Ray Collins will make
his second appearance wilh llie compnny as Ravonnc, The cost nines will
be very handsome and Ihe scenery anil
accessories special for Ihis play.
Prices: $1.60, $1.00, 76c and 50c
Seats Selilng
Victoria Theatre
Tuesday, May 13th
The Henry B. Harris Estate
In Her Great Comedy Success
Charles Eleur's Department
Store Romance.
Prices:     -      -      50c to $2.00
Seats Now ou Sale.
Victoria Theatre
Thursday and Friday, May 16
and 16
B. E. Lang Offers the Famous
In Kirk La Shelle and Julian
Edward's New York Success,
(Equal to "Robin Hood."—N.
Y. Journal)
Prices: 26c to $1.00
Seats on Sale May 13th
Princess Theatre
Week Commencing May 12th
The Romantic Play
Week Commencing May 12th
Presenting  Famous Characters
in Famous Plnys.
Pianists and Singing Comedians
in Their Own  Songs.
Lady's and 11 Darkey's Adventure with a Real Circus Mule
The Ingenius Instrumental
Songs and Characterizations.
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished nnd Most Comfortable Vaudeville and
Picture Thentre in the City.
Two Acts of Vaudeville, changing Mondays aud Thursdays.    Four
Reels of First Run Pictures, changing Monday, Wednesday
nnd Friday.      The Best Music—three-piece
Orchestra in thc City.
The biggest Fan on the Const, removing 117,000 cubic feet of nir every
live minutes, insuring you fresh nnd cool nir.
Hours: Pictures from 1.30 to 5.30 and 0.30 to 11.00
Vaudeville, 3.00 to 4.00 and 7.00 to 11.00.
folks Unit blurt out Jlsl whnt they
think wouldn't he so hud It they
Phone 3097
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After the Theatre Supper
at the
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Orchestra Every Evening, 6.30 to 12.30
MR.  M.  NAGEL, Musical  Director. Page Six
Victoria, B. C, May 10,1913
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Tkere Would Go I, But—
One ot the most characteristic fen- luuilies for development he is deter-,
lures    ul'    public    opinion    in    the milled tu develop his new system along
twentieth century is the growing dis- lines which have not been attempted
position to infuse more of the spirit elsewhere, and which will undoubtedly
of liuiniiiiness into the treatment of slump his regime as Hie chief law of-
matter of prison reform much yet re- of success.
mains lo be done, but Hie world hus     Thut  big
thnn  lhe   meal,  in course of conversation,
grooves,   lie studied at the  the lndy who does me the honour of
Eoyal Academy schools, and, hnving sharing my abode, nnd who had felt
admirable music-writing; I mean
some admirable translating of Beethoven into the sister art of literature.
1 think all musicians must like
"Joseph Vance."
The other books   are   "Alice-for-
Somehow   Good,"   "It
not wish to pronounce on Never Can Happen Again," "An Af- -—-^————————————
tlieir relative merits. I. mean that fair of Dishonour," und "A Likely [_m 0f Deportation as a cure for
though I mny criticize them freely, I Story." When I begun to write this every sociai mljsn„ce tlmt annoys me.
wish to judge them from my own nrlicle, I. intended to disseet each j i00) have m„ bugbears and do not
say what I think novel, more or less, and to toll what Bee why | should not demand their
if each, but not to compare one with lhey are about. Vet now that I eorne deportation. I am willin"- lo con-
iinolliei', at least not to any extent. 1 to the point, 1 Hnd 1 cannot do this; se,,t \t, \\K deportation of youi* black
think comparison Of tliat kind is gen- though I have read the hooks and en- beasts if vou are willing to consent
orally rather foolish. Bach character- joyed Ihem. This very fact of my in- t0 the deportation of mine. There is
istie writer is good in his place: we ability, however, will be as illuininat- no reason why this island should not
like soup and we like raisins and ing to my readers as anything I could be rid of everything we dislike. The
nuts; each is good in ils lime and have said; for il proves my former only thing that troubles me is the pos-
place, and il is silly lo try to decide remark aboul lack of plot in De Mor- sibility that tliere may not he enoiHi
which is the "best." gnu. Tliere is nothing to get hold of island's to go round. ' The Allies and
William de Morgan is a phenomenon and to lell nhout. For example, the the Great Powers do not seem to
—a sort of infant prodigy nt the longesl of Ihem, "It Never Can Hap- |cnow what to do with the ABgean
olher end—for he published his lirst pen Again," is in two volumes, live Islands. Perhaps they could be
novel at the age of sixty-seven, and shillings each (the circulating libra- bought and preserved for the maroon-
since Ihen has written six other ones ries refused lo stock it, ns a protest i„g 0f the unwanted inhabitants of
■■■•ninnnls    ll is true Ihnl even ii, the lleev of H,,. (',*n,v„ ,„ii ~i'e'' °"e per yett1'    Hu h " SOn "f ,,g"illst Us 1(!"s"' "lul 1M'ice)'   * readvtlie world.   At present there are no
'"" '"   " '" '""  "''" IU  ""   '"" "' "" Clwn Wlth lhe h»" mark Augustus de Morgan, the famous Pro- the lirst volume through with absorb- empty islands fit for the reception of
,,     ,   -feasor of Mathematics at University ed   interest,  and happened to finish  |he unlit.   Let ns by all means turn
,,   ,      , ,      ,        ,,.,, ,,      Lns*"llal--   '*!'•   P-*  College,    London,   but  his  inherited  this instalment just before dinner. At the AEsrean Isles into an asylum fnr
travelled along* w*ay since the days O'Counor, recently spent a W'hole day genius has run in artistic ra"      "       " ' " •'•■•■-•■in imis inio ,m .imiiuii i„i
when Elizabeth Fry aroused a strong in the Old Bailey, and has written a .scientific grooves.   H
public sentiment against the noisome most illuminating article on his ex-
dungeons in which unfortunate crim- perienee.  He draws several inevitable
inals were confined and the inhuman conclusions.     One is that the average
treatment  to which  they  were  sub- criminal labours  under a monstrous
jecled. disadvantage in lacking the means to
In those days a criminal was not engage lhe best legal defence, and he
looked upon as a man.   Ile was re- thinks it is the duty of the Govern-
garded as having forfeited all claims men! to provide counsel in every case.
to consideration or to Ihe treatment     Who can resist his appeal?   "The
(noted out to ordinary individuals. It ablest men in business do not do a
was not merely that he had lo serve a stroke of difficult negotiation without
term of imprisonment,  but   thai  he having a solicitor at their elbows, and
was immersed in conditions whicii yet here i saw an ignorant and fright-
were purposely made ns painful and oned woman fighting her ease against
ns intolerable as possible. able counsel, against all the prejudice
As a consequence, mortality among and all lhe machinery which are ar-
prisoners was high; those who served rayed against her; lighting iu short,
lengthy     terms     found     themselves the whole world with her hack to tlie
turned loose on the world little heller wall and nobdy to assist, to counsel,
than physical wrecks, nud under lhe or to cheer her!   It is not, it cannot
most favourable  circiimstnnces  lhey     Another point whicii Mr. 0'Conner
carried u brand whieh could never be raises is that when a prisoner is con-
removed and which soeiely seemed to vieled it is usual to have a police of-
lake a fiendish delight iu exposing.     fleer give evidence as to his past his-
In Ihis, as iu many oilier mailers, lory.     lie   holds   the  opinion   very
not only times but conditions and pub- strongly    thai    any such testimony
lie opinion have undergone a grent should be confined strictly to a state-
change.     A criminal .is no longer re- ment of lhe conviction, and not to a
gnrded  as  irretrievable, a  lost  unit repetition of what must nt the best
of Hie human  race. Hiinianer  ideas be  but  hearsay, lie  truly remarks:
prevail: ignorance has been dispelled "If wo were all to be made victims
and with wider knowledge we know of hearsay, tliere are few of us who
that nearly every criminal is a poten- would he allowed to live."
lial convert.    The public insist on a      1  have always claimed that T. P.
inan being given another chance, and O'Connor was thrown away on poli-
even another after llnii     Prisoners' ties.     Hc was loo genial, loo genu-
Aid Soeielies have been lhe pioneers ine, loo kind-hearted and loo hnprcs-
in this good work, and lhey have pre- sionable a man for that difficult game.
pared the world for the later system He would have made a burning eiilliu-
of parole, under whicli mnny a man riast for the cause ot oppressed hu-
who has fallen by lhe way is released inanity,  and  no  one who rends  his
on his word of honour and assisted to article ou llie Old Bailey will question
make n fresh start. this or will fail to yield   a whole-
The latter system has been abused hearted admiration for ils exquisite
in a few instances, because of political closing paragraph:
iiilluenee, bul  il  would be both un-     "In all dealings with humanity, es-
reasonnble and unpardonable lo con- peeially with erring humanity, it is
dcinii a good system because of its well for all of us to remember the
abuses, and the statistics available go words   attributed   to   the   Anglican
to show that in the main the parole Bishop John Ken, and to a great Non-
system hns had lhe effect of reclaim- conformist preacher*—it doesn't muting thousands of men from a life of ter which, for if was the most, truly
crime and enabling them lo earn an Christian of sayings: 'Then as he saw
honest living.                                       Ihe criminal going to   lhe   gallows,
'riii,,.o la minilm.. tlouolnnmrmt wliinh "There would go I but.for the grace surprising  __ ..__  0.. .     ,       .      _
is      ,  „ e il      ,1 ,       o "<' God." '   We are all creatures of     "Joseph Vance," his   first   book, became a little livelier in the second  *MP? aP.«»ola going from morning
».XtarnfcXtalr«? temperamental conditions; it is this, published in 1906, has as its sub- volume, but it still remains true that to "JS1" m'S" be deported without
age, and that has to do will, the Heat- ,,„,,',... ,,„„, (,ln. n)ori(s ,„. <)U]. Ml.enfjUlj [jtlej   «An    Hl-Written    Autobiog-  there  is not.  a great deal of story «»«»«» single pang in Ins neigh-
lluil accounts for the difference be- raphy," and the phrase is true. It in De Morgan's books, and that the bour s breast. There are many other
tween our destinies and those of the IS ill-written. The plot is vague, one charm is in the inimitable wny he has b0''es ™° oonl,J °e ■*Par8?- The hore
fallen and the erring." gets mixed up as to who is who, the of saying things.   And for this, one who writes dull books might go with
finish is unsatisfactory, and the whole has to read the books themselves. My   no bnro wl'0 wrltes du» W-   lhe
long and wordy.    And own opinion is thai his later ones are bn,'e wh° P""1**3 d"1' Palmes would
fascinating book.    The less good than the early and middle ttls° be sPe(1 on hls wa*v wlt--out a"
in the manner; and ones.     "Joseph    Vance"   and "It um,lle outburst of grief.   The Post-
this   is    indescribable.   There is a Never Can Happen Again," I con- Impressionists might sad in a ship
  great deal of humour, both quiet and sider the best two.   Mr. De Morgan "' "'eir own-
OLD BOYS rollicking;  the  characters  are  very spends most of his time nt his beau-
uman and not at all starchy—the be- tiful villa in Florence, (It), via Lungo     It might be necessary to establish
the undesirable
At least one of the islands should
be allotled to tlie bores who bore us.
I suppose that every country has the
bores it deserves. It would be a
blessing if we could give notice to
the Deportation Department and free
ourselves from all public and private bores. We might commence with
the Parliamentary bores. I am sure
that Lord Robert Cecil could nominal e a few of them. But I should be
inclined to restrict the power of
nominating a hore to one bore a yenr
per member. II is, of course, possible thut all the members might nominate each other, and that the whole
House of Commons might he relegated to the Island of Bores, That, however, is a risk which the country
would be compelled to run, for it
would not he fair to exempt anybody
from the new law.
It might be necessary to allow
Cabinet Ministers and Front Benchers to purchnse their exemption, for
il would not be decent to convict any
of these eminent persons of the crime
of being n hore. In nny case, they
are all necessary evils, and I do hot
see how the King's Government could
hc carried on without Ihem. Probably most of them would agree with
inc. Then tliere is something to be
said for the rich bore. It would relievo the rates and taxes if all rich
bores were permitted to pny generously for their exemption. A rich bore
ought to be willing to surrender ten
or twenty per cent of his income in
exchange for the privilege of boring
his fellow-countrymen.   But I would
adopted Art as his profession, turned   herself somewhat ignored and neglect- s,low P°01' b"res n° mmi'-
his attention chielly to stained glnss ed during my reading, inquired what
work, and later to ceramics.   It was  ,,,„ , ,, „,.,'„ „,,„,.,.    , ,  ,_ ,„„      stl'eet beggars and street musicians
the hook was about.   I began to tell
would certainly get short shrift from
not until he  was sixty-five that he
began to write fiction.   In fact, I he- "er» and toullcl* t0 "^ astonishment, nll respectable well-to-do citizens.   I
lieve he had written nothing except Ihat there was hardly anything to tell! am not  quite  so  sure  about other
a few early efforts which be burned in I had got half-way through the whole beggars    and   other musicians;  hut
liis twenties, nnd a few odd articles book,    and    clean through the first lhei'e '. soraething to be said iu favor
on pottery.   His sudden leap into the volume, and nothing seemed to have of cari;inB them all to the Happy Isl-
limelight of fame is therefore rather happened except that a beggar named Jim had got his leg broken. Things
ment of prisoners while lhey ure iu
custody. The old custom was lo immure them hi dungeons; to compel
them lo work al exceedingly diliieull
and iiiiiiitoiioiis tasks: lo U.i\ them ou
the hardest of fare, and lo allow the
minimum of exercise iu Ihe prison
yard. The new method is in the direction of greater liberty; it moans
the taking away of everything whieh
can wilh safety be taken away Ihal
has a tendency lo impress upon lhe
prisoner thai he is a criminal without
hope iu the world.
'The new syslem is Ihat of open-air
work wherever possible with a selec- .   .
tion of (asks adapted to the skill of se^a^._°n^ T.!!!.'°"i.
the prisoner, but as much ns possible
urging him to engngo in agriculture
and such other kindred industries as
would keep hiin in lhe open air. In
our own province Ihis is the pet
scheme of the Attorney-General, who
is slowly bill surely developing a remarkable svsein of law enforcement
and where bores will be free to bore
each other to death.   The bore who
^^ j , finish is iinsutisfii
CD _   y _.  /i^ thing is too Inn;
WlW-0TrVL**/H'. yet   it  is  u  fuse
« _^ charm is chielly
ALL old boys   of   British public ginning introduces   us   to   Vnnce's il Mugnone), but he has also a house " whole lleet of Bore Ships.   The re-
schools now in Vancouver Isl- father drinking his pint of beer nt a in Chelsea.   In appearance he  is   a constructed Olympic might he turned
and, B.C., are requested to communi- pll),  and finding nn objectionable in- benevolent old gentleman with a high- into    the   Flagship of the Armada,
cate the following information to the
(1) Name. (2) Present address. (3)
Old school and date of residence
there.   {.) Present occupntion.
A copy of the constitution and bylaws of the association will be sent to
every old public school boy who is not
alrendy a member thereof.
It is hoped that all may join so that
old    publio
combined with a system of remedial a complete register  of
measures, whieli will effect far more s»h™l boys now in Vancouver Island
thnn lhe punishment of the criminal.    m»y he obtained.
sect nt the bottom of his 'mug—and domed bald head and a sensitive, deli- There would be a certain nppropri-
there is nevertheless genuine pathos cate, artist's sort of face, moustached ateness in her dedication to this noble
and sentiment.    And there is some and short-bearded. service, for she has a double skin.
We nil know that the Bore has always
=__=_—_=—================^^=^^^^^^^^^=^^^^=: a double skin, or even a treble or
are  "exceedingly   vain,    self-willed, quadruple skin.   There is no rock in
aud  egotistic,"   and    Lord    Robert the sea which could pierce the skin
Cecil  sngogsts  that  they  should be of the Bore.   Has anybody ever pene-
deported to "some more or less dis- trated the hide of the Baconian Bore?
Hint island," such as Ireland or the Many have tried, but who has suc-
Tsle of Man, Lundy or Achill, Jersey ceoded?
or Guernsey, Alderney or Sark.   It is '-,
an    iiniiieiisuiiiiiie   reverence   ior nu n pity Ihat Lord Robert Cecil's rein- '1'hen there is the Food Bore.   We
The Isle of Bores
By James Douglas
HAVE nn exaggerated respect for
all Members of Parliament, and
immeasurable   reverence for all
The Attorney-General does uol be-     O'd members who have not done so lords.   For a Member of Parliament tive gave Heligoland to the
ievc in' llic lost unit' he believes rn- ere requested to notify the secretary who is also a lord respect and rover- Otherwise  he  might  have
in lhe Divine spark, wliieh has of any change of address,
Germans, have suffered dreadfully at the hands
urged us °f 'ho mnn who wants us to cat whnt
mice nre hardly the words that ex- |„ tell  these noxious animals to go Ile eats and  drink what he drinks.
heen implnnled in every human breast Address   to   the   Secretary, A. R. press my  feelings.    Therefore  it is |0 Heligoland. A French Bore has lately forbidden
and the possibilities whieh  it gunr- Sherwood, Box 812, V;etoria, B. C. with a slinking pen and a trembling                              $ all men of forty to eat meat and to
anteos Ho is not discouraged because —  hand that I venture with lhe utmost     But I  refuse  to  talk about  the smo,[o tobacco. He is a learned doctor,
a smnil percentage of criminals may ,,,»"?,?''S,i,Bani7M'\,noVn?ov,,tl'„n,to™ll humility to approach the presence of pestiferous little beings   who    have but I hate him and all his tribe.   He
be irreclaimable' hc realizes that the tation flown liken uuk „• eards. Lord Robert Cecil.   Far bc it from turned Lord Robert Cecil into a De- wishes to make my life not worth
vast majority can bc rendered useful to'takftta"iS»ol4ing aim? tlfl°you^ me to discuss his proposal to deport porter.    Who  they are and whence living.  He warns me not to use a lift,
members of society, and in a province •"" "" "'" waii-papera? thcse curious little creatures who have they come is no concern of mine. They and implores me to walk up all the
rov,_,r.o tliei-o nre such snlcndid natural The writer  only Amis  tho epigram, lately made so many worthy people may be imps or angels for all I care, stairs.   I have no doubt tllat thotts-
Zlu'cesand such unbounded oppo,- jt^tbo reader who has to fll.eover the uncomfol.table.   B „ppenrs that they My instinct is to seize upon the grand ends of fools  are  now obeying his
idiotic behest, for every faddist il
sure of a cohort of disciples. Fol
my part, I take a fiendish delight ill
not doing all the things the faddist!
call on me to do, and in doing nll till
things they forbid me to do. I conl
Cess it taxes my memory to break al|
their rules, but I do my best.
There are thousands of poor wretchl
es who lead a sad and doleful life bef
cause they try to take all the advicj
offered to them by the quacks ol
health and the charlatans of habii
They shiver in draughts because thej
believe in fresh air. They eat nauseT
ous food because some imbecile hal
praised it in print. They are alwayl
hunting for new codes of dyspepsil
nud novel kinds of indigestion. Theil
lives are desolated hy second-hanf
habits. They are unable to resist till
hypnotic suggestion of the latesT
crank. If some scientific ass were tl
advise Ihem to sland on their headl
at meal-times they would clieerfulll
try to do so. If some dietetic bun
bug were to urge them to eat a ten]
spoonful of sand before brenkfiisl
they would become sand-eaters withl
out hesitation. How happy we shoulif
he if all these Bores were dumpeil
on an island, and allowed to borj
each other stiff!—London Opinion.
114   Campbell  Block
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I_N' forming au Association the chauffeurs of Victoria have taken a
step in the right direction. For some reason which lias never
heen explained, the public has always regarded those people who
Iply for hire as natural enemies. The wherryman of old, the cab-
Iriver of two decades ago, arid the chauffeur of the more immediate
present has always assumed an aspect of malignancy in the eyes of
the fare. That such a state of things always has been absurd, and
kill is ridiculous is no doubt true, though the attitude of the old-time
arveys was frequently ill calculated to dispel the illusion. Be that
[is it may, the present age has seen an immense improvement in the
littitude of the driver to the public, and tlie formation of the Capital
JhnuH'eurs Association in Victoria is destined to place the men who
Irive cars for hire in a far better position than formerly.!
The Week understands that it is the intention of the Association
:o allow membership privileges to those chauffeurs only who are fitted
to be entrusted with the safety of passengers. Not only will a man's
•apucity for driving be passed upon before membership is granted, but
lis record as a private citizen. This is ns it should be. The chauffeur is a man invested for the time being with a tremendous responsibility, and it is well that an Association should be formed to protect
llhe public from the vagaries of irresponsible drivers.
The founding of the Association is of sufficient importance to
warrant the printing in full of the Articles whicii will govern the
mie, and The Week makes no apology for appending them,  At the
regular general meeting held on Mouday night lnst the following
fficers were elected for the current year: President, W. E. White;
[Vice-President, B. Taylor; Treasurer, A. J. Stevenson; Secretary,
IA. J. Cromwell (by neclamntion).
Artiolo I.
The name ot the club shall bc "The
|'upil*il Chauffeurs' Association."
Article. II.
The objeots of lhe club shalt be Hie
Advancement and betterment of monitors in motoring anil to gain llic confidence and respect of the public nnd
lotoi' owners.
fust ructions and mutual improving
lu' members.
To obtain reasonable legislation on
hunters pertaining to motoring and to
ct  the members   against   undue
|cga'. nel inn.
Tu discountenance any action  ou
lie port uf nny member or members
■if Ibe Club thnl will tend to bring
■ lie club's name or nny member of llie
|liili into disrepute.
To assist the proper authorities at
|11 limes mill plnccs in currying out
I reasonable laws, by-laws, rules nnd
legiilalioiis governing the use and
Iperuticui ol! motor vehicles.
The terms of admission to member-
lliip iu suid club shall hc the election
■herein ns provided hy the by-laws
^nd the payment of entrance fee.
All the privileges and ofliees of the
llub shnll bc open to ull members,
The secretary shall keep a true report of all proceedings at meetings
of the club in a book provided for the
He shall keep regular accounts nnd
submit the same when required by the
He shnll prepare and submit at the
annual meeting a statement iu writing
showing the financial condition of the
The Secretary shall keep'a true nnd
accurate account of tlio income nnd
expenditure of the club, nlso n clear
account uf ench member's contribution. He shall prepare, or cause to
lie prepared and issued in due time nil
summonses nnd notices. He shnll attend nil meetings of the audit and
other committees, nnd give any information that may he required respecting the accounts, etc. Hc shall sign,
in conjunction with the president, all
cheques and orders for the payment of
monies that have been voted to be paid
by the club.
Thc treasurer shall take charge of
the funds of lhe club. He shall receive
all monies from the secretary, and
give his receipt for same and shall pay
no monies unless by order of the Club,
This Club shall consist; of an un- VPe* ty the P™si,c!ent T1 ^''l'",?'
Iniilcd number of members, and the
lusiness thereof shall be conducted by
He shall attend all meetings of the
audit committee, and render a true
|ie following officers as a committee fnd acourate nocount of all monies »i
management, viz., President, vice-
|resideiil, treasurer, secretary, guard,
finance committee, and three
his possession belonging to the club,
when required to do so by a resolution of the club.
No person shall be admitted to this
J The general management and con- club who does not bear a good chur-
I'ol of affairs, funds nnd property of acter or who lends a dissolute life, fre-
Jie club shall be vested in the officers, luonts had company or is guilty of
lid such committees as may from habitual intoxication, or is of a qunr-
line lo time be appointed. relsome character. Any member know-
] At all the meoliugs of the club seven ingly introducing a person   of   the
lonibers shnll form a quorum. above character shnll he liable to sus-
1 The   officers   uud   standing   com- pension from the club,
littces shnll be elected nt the annual     No person shnll be admitted to this
lect ing of the Club.     The election club who is not the full nge of seven-
|iull lie hy ballot.   Ench member of teen years.
club in good standing, and not in Any member changing his place of
rrenrs for dues shall be entitled to residence shall give flic secretary no-
list one vole for each office, and the fice in writing to that effect, also his
Icinber receiving the highest number address within ten days from lhe dale
! votes shall be declared elected. of such change of residence.
Ilf a vacancy shall occur in nny of- All intoxicating liquors lo be
le, such vacancy may be filled by a strictly prohibited from the club room,
lajority vote at a meeting of the Social games mny bc plnyed, hut
lib. gambling is strictly prohibited in the
(The first nominated on any com- club room.   Penalty: permanent sus-
Jttee shnll be chairman of the snme. pension.
ICoinniittees shnll hnve power to ndd     No furnishings, books, etc., or any
eir liumber and to appoint sub- property of Ibe club shall be tnken
Immittees. from the club room without the writ-
l'fhe president shall preside at nll ten consent of the president nud sec-
pctings of the club. retnry.
IThe vice-president shnll assist the Any member losing, wilfully dnmng-
lesident in discharging his duties, ing or destroying nny properly of the
Id in the absence of the president club shnll mnke it good nt his own ex-
le vice-president shnll succeed to the penso nr be suspended from the club.
Inction nnd perform the duties which No person shall be admitted a
Jmld devolve upon the president if member whose proposition hns not
lesont. In the absence of the latter a been before the club from one regu-
lairmnn shnll be elected by the mem- lnr meeting to another (excepting one
Irs present. whose professional   duties   will   cnll
I'fhe secretary shall keep a correct him away) or one who is under seven-
It of the members   nnd   their   nd- teen years of age.
losses. The name of each candidate shall
jEnch member shall supply the secre- bo referred to an investigating com-
Iry with the number of his cnr.        mittce of three, who shall inquire into
liis character nud  qualifications  and
report thereon at the next meeting.
AH candidates shall be balloted for,
nnd if elected may be admitted, but if
three black balls appear in the ballot,
lhe ballot shall be renewed immediately, and if three or more black balls
nre deposited on second ballot, the
candidate shall bc declared rejected.
No new rule or by-law shall be
made, nor nny of the rules or by-laws
herein contained or hereafter to be
made shall be amended, altered or
rescinded without the consent of the
majority of the members present at a
summoned meeting of flic club specially culled for Hint purpose. Notice
nf the proposed alteration or new rule
or by-law having been given at a previous meeting.
The order of procedure after opening shnll be ns follows:
1st.   Boll cnll of officers.
Bending minutes of previous
Communications received.
Report of! committees on candidates.
Balloting for candidates.
Proposal for membership.
Reports of committees.
Unfinished business.
New business.
Good and welfare of lhe club.
Closing of the meeting.
Three auditors shnll be appointed to
audit llie accounts, the senior to retire half-yearly and another to bc up-
pointed in his place. They shall inspect nnd audit the accounts of the
secretary, treasurer, trustees or committees wlio mny be charged witli the
receipts and expenditures of the
monies of the club, They shall at
each quarterly meeting lay before Ibe
members the financial condition of the
club, together wilh a balance sheet of
the income and expenditure during
each quarter.
Any member out of work to report
same lo secretary or have marked on
board for Hie purpose, Members to
give preference to another member.
When knowing of a vacant position,
report same to the secretary.
Any member knowing of a sick
member lo report snme on bulletin
In case of sickness or death, where
member is in trouble financially, a
general meeting may be called and
help given by a two-third majority
vote. Same to apply to prosecutions
whicli this club mny think unjust.
Notice of any such meeting to be
posted on bulletin hoard and in city
Every visitor to register in hook
kept for Ihut purpose.
Club to subscribe for both daily
papers, magazines, and set of technical bonks. Snme to bc obtained by
showing member's card only. No
books lo be taken from club room,
positively uo exceptions.
Club to be purely a social club, every member to suit himself ns regards
wages and who he works for.
In case of shortage in club funds
members to be assessed not more than
25 cents per month, und then only by
a two-third vote.
Monograms to he kept in a conspicuous place, especially on rent cars.
Positively no rough-house allowed in
club room.
No person under the influence of
liquor lo be nllowed in club room.
Club In huve telephone for members
where Iheir employers mny phone for
Membership curds: Color to be
changed every three months. Same
to be stumped on bnck each month
when payment of dues arc made.
Keep your boss posted on some of
the club doing's; don't lei him think
you dead.
Any owner wishing u good, trusty
reliable driver, please communicate
with secretary of (he club.
1309 Douglas Street.
The pre-eminent position of the Cadillac, its recognition as America's leading motor car, its recognition as the standard by which motor cars are judged, are not matters of chance.
For ten years the Cadillac has been manufactured and marketed upon well defined principles. The
adherence to those principles has heen the dominant factor in Cadillac success.
The Cadillac has never aspired to ideals set by others; it makes its own ideals and raises them
higher and higher.
The Cadillac has never striven after the achievements of other plants—it is a school and model unto
The word "success" has always been associated with the Cadillac. The word "failure" never. The
Cadillac Company has never produced a model or a type for which it was obliged to make apologies.
Garage 1052 Fort St.
Phones 2058, 1090,
Salesrooms: 1012 Yates    Phone 5045
fore they were cast out into the world
to dig for themselves. When they
cannot find work in one place they
have to go to another place in order
to find it. They forsake their home
and country for the simple reason
that tbey are forced out of it by
economic conditions. It is tho easiest
thing in the world for them to forget their duty tn both home and country as you say, for they are forced
to in search of employment. Iraa-
gine the lumberjack, for example,
having even the slightest conception
of duty to home when as a matter of
fact the tilings comprising his home
nre all stowed away within the confines of the blanket that he packs on
his back. His only idea of a country is the nearest place where he can
get a job, and it can be said that he
has traveled far afield in order to
find that. To these men the only idea
of a country that they have is best
explained in the words of Thomas
Paine: "All the world is my country." When they do occupy a home
it is usually someone else's.
Rent to them simply means paying for the privilege to live in someone else's home. When ono owns a
home and country, it is then time
enough to display any sense of duty
to it, but the fnct is, that tbey don't.
Of what avail would it be to protect
someone else's home and country?
Why should a man make a target of
himself on the battlefield for the protection of the parasites who own the
home nnd country he lenves behind
him? Quite true, the soldier is a
man with a wife and family, but is it
'not often the case that after he has
run the risk of life nnd limb, he
comes bnck to find his wife nnd family on the verge of destitution and
poverty, and to find his job taken up
by someone else? It is the height of
folly to think thnt a man is protecting his wife and family when he
goes to play the part of a pawn on
the chessboard of international strife.
I would like to suggest that the few
people who own nnd control the so-
called civilized countries of the
world, if they have any desire to conquer other empires, that they themselves go and make tareets of themselves. Tbey have no rightful claim
to having workingmen do their dirty
work. If the few people who own
Canada, fnr example, have any sense
of duty to "their" home and country, let them give us a demonstration
of it, by-leaving the workers nt home.
They are perfectly able to carry on
the industry uf the country without
supervision. This will give an opportunity to these leaders of finance,
etc., to show whether they possess
Ibe physical nnd mental calibre of
men nnd soldiers.
I will thank you, Mr. Editor, fur
the courtesy of the space in your
next issue.
He   who   hesitate*
is  boBSod.—Mark
(Continued from Page 3)
The organized workers of thc world
are beginning to realize that as a section of thc community, they are wilh-
out a home or country. They hnve
imbibed these idens in their youth bc-
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Victoria, B. C, May 10,1913
rl ck
MEDIUM  sized   mnn   in semi- which lie occasionally dips in ink, bul
ericnl garb has been much in  I have more than a suspicion thnt his
graph the sequel has been published,
but I have it from his own lips that
by dint of enquiring among his
friends he finds that several of them
have also seen the birds and have
been able to identify them ns the
American grosbeak. I might add to
this that the grosbeak includes several
species and it is more than probable
Hint the ones seen in Victoria corr
pond with the Kentucky cardinal
about which fow of my readers may
know anything scientifically but may
have learned not a little through the
tiful book "The Kentucky Cardinal.1
MR. BRYCE'S recent address to
the History  Congress   pointer
evidence in Victoria recently. It is ink is mixed with vinegar and not
just possible to tell that he is a water. He nlso on the rare occasions
cleric and thnt is all, for he has a on whicii he appears at a public din-
business-like nir and a brisk manner ner or gathering develops a pretty wit
not  usually  associated  with  gentle- as a speaker; indeed, one little speech  medium of Jnmes Lane Allen's bean
men of the cloth.   It was quite ob- compressed into two minutes which  t,r"1 '""''' "Tl"' lc™*'"'l.-v C.*n**lm*il .'
vious to the merest looker-on Hint he he delivered at the Old Boys' dinner
had a purpose, fur there was no dally- two years ago still holds the record
ing and no uncertainty in his move- as    the   concentrated essense of wit
ments.    He   just    made    tracks   as and wisdom in   tnbloid   form.   Mr.
straight as possible from .one office lo Williams    has   two   weaknesses  of
another.   I met him on the corner of whicli everybody knows, and both of
Government and View one morning, which nre so amiable that they should out that the civilized world is just en
when he was nlinost too busy to notice be accounted to him for virtue.   He lering upon a new chapter in its his
me.   However,   a   kindly   question carries a thick stick, ns he declares, tory.   The world is not as it existed I
elicited the information that he was for the pates of insolent dogs, and he hundred yenrs ago, or at any previous
THK   Connaught   Dancing   Club ertson, Mrs. C. Payne, Mrs. McCnl- tended were:—Mr. nnd Mrs. George paying his annual visit to those gen- thinks he can shoot.   At any rate, he period   in   its history.    Telegraph}
gave a very enjoyable ball on lum, Mrs. Wasson, Mrs. Love, Mrs. Julier, Mr. nnd Mrs. Cecil Furlonger, erously disposed Victorians who con- is the life nnd soul of the Civilians'  (wireless and electrical) has annihil
1'ridny evenin" lust in the Connaught Little, Mrs. Henry Heisterman, Mrs. Mrs.   Stevenson,   Miss   Mason,  Miss tribute  towards  tim  support of the Gun Club, and occasionally makes a a'ted distance, engineering has pierce.
Hall   View  Street.     This being an  Bernard  Heisterman,   Mrs.   Douglas Daisy Ramsay (Chilliwack), Mr. and Columbia Mission on llie West Coast, good score.   Mr. Williams was press- the mountains and bridged rivers, th<
cxlra ball given by llie members of Hunter, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. Fluin- Mrs. H. J. Muskett, Miss F. Drake, The Rev. C. W. Houghton, who took ed to become a candidate for the Es- twin screw hns reduced the space o
the club   a large number of guests erfelt, Mrs. Freeman, Miss Dawson, Miss   Pitts,   Miss   Blackwood,   Miss up this work under the direction of quimnlt Council, but no man can run five   oceans into a journey of a few
as well as   members   were   present, Mrs. Burke Roche, Mrs. Bechtel, Miss Jessie Prior, Mrs. Basil Prior, Miss Mr. Antle several   years   ago,   has a   paper  and manage a real estate weeks, international commerce is de
among whom  were:  Mr.   nnd   Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. F. H. Bullen, Violet Moresby, Miss Sheila Durable- achieved much in a little time, for, ns business   successfully  and then have molishing national boundaries, inter
Cecil Furlonger, Mrs. Charles Wilson, Mrs. E. V. Bodwell,   Mrs.  Blaiklock ton, the Misses Bagshawe, Miss New- shown by the annual report recently time left for the average Council. So national   finance   has   enlarged thi
Mrs.   Geo.   Simpson,   Miss   Mason, and Mrs. Rome. combe, Miss B. Monteith, Miss Muriel rend at thc meeting iu Christchuveh he showed his wisdom by declining, limits and security of a modern com
Jliss F. Drake Mrs. Basil Prior, Jliss     Miss Johnson is nt (lie Ritz Hotel Bates, Mr. and Mrs.   Colburn,   Miss School, the mission hn1: been placed on Some day when he is able to contem- mercial community till they nre eo
Violet    Moresby.    Miss    Newcombe, from Cowichan. Cotsworth, Miss Bowron, Miss Helmc- a   sound   financial basis.   With the plate "otimncum dignitate," he will, incident with those of continents, in
Miss Muriel Bates   Miss Rant, Miss     Mr. 0. Lowry has been stopping at ken, and   the  Messrs.  Fuller,   Cart- generous help of its friends and a like any other well-bred Englishman, deed of civilization itself. A century'
M. Rant  Miss Mary Boggs, Miss E. the Ritz Hotel from Cowichan Lake, wright, Irving, Goss, Carewe Martin, timely contribution from the Govern- undoubtedly devote his leisure time
Floyd, Miss McB. _.
Hnll, Miss Lottie Bowron, Miss Gil- Duncan, B.C., have been spending the Macau, Hill, Mogg, Lytton Mara, H. penses, and in addition has reduced
motir, Miss B. Monteith, Miss Mess, week-end in town. B. Girdwood, L.   Julier,   N.   Payne, an adverse balance of $10,000 or $12,-
Misses   Dumbleton,   Mr.   and   Mrs.     Mr. B. W. Bayley, of Vancouver, Scott, A. Milligan, J. Bishop, G. Wal- 000 to $5,000.   Much of this result is
Lindsay,  Miss   Burrell,   Miss   Cots- was a guest nt   the  Empress  Hotel lnce, Dugald Gillespie, Sholto Gilles- due to the energy and tact of Mr.
wortli,  Mrs.   Basil   Combe, Mr. and during the week. pie, W. Spalding and others. Houghton, to whom the work is in- congratulations"aud the respect "due to relations of civilized countries to out
Mrs.  Cockburu, Miss Phyllis  Davis,     Mrs. H. B. Boxer, Miss Grace L.     Last week during the horse show deed a labour of love.   I have known a man who has served the community another?   This is tho question whid
Miss   Sweet,   Miss   Elworthy,   Miss Boxer, nnd Clarence Boxer are Winni- the management of the Empress Ho- Mr. Houghton for mnny years and well in a public office for the best part tlie Democracy of Europe must pn
Smidtz, Misses Bngshawe, Miss Mac- peg visitors who are returning from tel threw open the ballroom for the canont remember the time when he 0f his life-time, nnd yet has found to themselves.   They have the powct
donuld nnd the Messrs.  Wm.   Cart- California, where they have been win- benefit of the guests of the liotel and was  not  a  hard-working  and  self- time to prosecute his private studies to stop the mad race for armaments
to the public service.
ONE of Victoria's early pioneers
is  still  moving   about   in  our
midst, receiving in  his old age the
progress, mechanical and scientific
has smashed to atoms the barriers
physical and racial, which hithert*
kept the nations of the western worli
apart from one another. Is this vns
change to obtain no reflection in thi
I ering.
wright, Wallace, L. Julier, Lewis, J.
Bridgman, J. Mason, Captain E.
Jones, Sutton, Jack Cambie, Powell,
Aubrey Kent, F. Galliher, Keggell, T.
Buss, T. Brown, H. Brown, Sangton,
Tilliard, K. Raymur, F. Forrest,
Stone, A. Landry, C. Galloway,
Mucan, Myerstein, Milligan, Walter
Barton, Cox, Hudson, Bailey, and a
great many others.
Jtr. and Mrs. R, A. Sommer, of
Montreal, are guesls iu the city, and
are among llie guesls at the Empress
Mr. W. H. Clark, from London,
England, is a recent arrival in town
and is a guest at the Empress Hold.
Jliss JI. Heed is a guest at the Rilz
Hotel from Sen!tie.'
Mr. and Mrs. J. Leary are visitors
in the cnpital from Spokane. They
are staying at the Ritz Hotel.
Mrs.' Wm. Newberry, of 33 Yale
Street, Oak Bay, is spending a few
dnys with friends at Coquitlam and
Mr. L. C. Fuller is a guest at the
Rilz Hotel from Pendleton, Ore.
Jliss Daisy Ramsay, who has been
spending the past month with friends
Here, hns returned lo her home in
Chilliwack, B.C.
Mrs. Charles Todd Hostess at Smart
Mrs. Charles Todd wns hostess on
Wednesday afternoon of last week ul
a smart ten. Her pretty drawing room
looked very fresh nnd dainty with its
different spring flowers. Among the
gnosis were:—JIrs. Ernest Todd.
Jlrs. H. Heisterman, Jlrs. Gillespie,
Mrs. Blaiklock, Jlrs. Rome, Jliss
Rome, JIrs. Bodwell, JIrs. E. E.
Blackwood, Miss Butchart, JIrs.
Beavan, JIrs. Brett, Mrs. Bowser,
Miss N. Dupont, Jliss Rennie, Jliss
Agnes Robertson, Jlrs. R. S. Dny,
JIrs. Doull, Jliss Dawson, Jliss
Eberts, JIrs. Faguu, JIrs. Hebden
Gillespie, JIrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Galliher, Mrs. Holmes, Jliss Holmes, JIrs.
Hunter. Jlrs. Hasell. Jlrs. B. Heisterman, Miss Heisterman, Mrs. D. Ker,
JIrs. Macdonald, Mrs. Campbell
McCallum,    Mrs.    McCallum,    Mrs.
Phipps, Jlrs. ('. Payne, Mrs. Fleel a visil fo ban Francisco.
Robertson, JIrs. A. Robertson, JIrs.
Haymur, Jlrs. Shallcross, Mrs. Spratt,
JIrs. 3. Savage, Jlrs. J. II. Todd,
JIrs. Tye, JIrs. B. Tye, Mrs. Hoy
Troup, Mrs. D. Ross and many others.
Mrs. D. Ker Hostess at Bridge Tea.
JIrs. David Ker was also among hist
week's hostesses and entertained a
number of her friends nl a most enjoyable bridge lea. Some of those noticed wore: JIrs. Heislcrinan, Jliss
Heisterman, JIrs. Tye, JIrs. Charles
Todd, JIrs. Savage, JIrs. Spratt, Jlrs.
Rithet, JIrs. Raymur, JIrs. Flcel Koli-
Of the Juvenile  Bostonians, at the Sutherland, Jir. and JIrs. E. V. Bod
Victoria Theatre, May 15th and 16th
the horse show people. Among the sacrificing minister of the Gospel, but jn natural ristory and literature and Let them exert that power ot the poll
many dancers were: Colonel and I doubt if he has ever been associated to make no mean contribution to mS booth. But let them, above nll
JIrs. Prior, Jliss Jessie Prior, Mr. nnd wilh a more humane and truly Chris- both. Edgar Fawcett is a household discourage tho pernicious habit 0
JIrs. E. V. Bodwell, Jliss Brownie tian work thnn that of the Columbia word in Victoria, and although we all rac'nl recriminations in which thi
Bodwell, Jliss   Lucy   Little, Colonel Coast Jlission. miss him from his accustomed place newspapers nre far too prone to in
and Mrs. Jones, Mr. and JIrs. Farrell, ft of business and shall never cease to d'llge.    Sir Edward Grey suggestei
Mrs. Gifford, JIrs. Plunkett, Jir. and TT IS a rude transition from the wonder why it was necessary to retire ll0** long ago that newspaper editor!
Jfrs. McGregor, Jir. and Jlrs. J. S. 1 peace and quiet of an English nn officer who showed none of the should change seats on the occasion 0
Matterson, Jir. and Mrs. Potts, Jir. country vicarage to the hurly-burly of evidences of approaching age, we are every foreign crisis—for example
nnd Jlrs. Victor Elliott, Jlrs. Lnngley, newspaper life in the Western world; still glad to welcome him at the street that a London editor should edit
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Furlonger, Jliss but few men have bridged this gulf corner, to exchange reminiscences of paper in Berlin, and that, the Berlit
Mason, Jir. Cecil, Jliss Newcombe, more successfully than Jir. George early days and to hear the old veter- editor should edit a paper in Londoi
Miss B. Monteith, Jir. and JIrs. Geo. Sheldon-Williams, who for many an's views on current topics. It is a —till the crisis was over. This sug
Johnson, Jir. Stewart Williams, Mr. years past has divided his attention liberal education to have a chat with gestion, half-humorous though it maj
and JIrs. C. JI. Roberts, Jir. Jack between the editing of a mining jour- Edgar Fawcett; ho seems to have bc, goes to the root of the armament!
Cambie, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Tilliard, Mr. nal and the acquisition of real estnte. absorbed a knowledge of every inci- problem.
C.   Galloway,   Miss   Duncalfc,   Jir. I am not quite certain in which sphere dent of importance in the history of 	
Haynes,  Mis  Bowron,  Miss  Smidtz, he has proved the more successful, for Victoria, and can take you back to no^.^nHJuf?v!K."6Lot'Ys hop<|
Mr. L. Julier, Mr. C. Wardle, Mr. W. while in the former he has practically those earliest days when it was rep- It will go.
Wardle, Jir. Jlacati, Jir. Carewe Mar- driven all competitors from the field resented by a stockade known as Fort
lin, Jfr. F. Gilliher, Jir. JI. Hills, Mr. and made the Mining. Exchange the Camosun.    Perhaps,    however,    tho
Hill. Mr. Wm.   Cartwright,   Jir.   G. only   Western   authority on mining phase    of   Jir. Fawcett's character
Wallace, Mr.   D.   Trewartha   James, matters, he has at the same time ac- which most endears him to the public
Cnpt.  Everard   Jones,   Jir.   Keggell, quired so many broad acres in the is his perennial interest in natural his-
Mr. Powell,  Mr. Young, JIrs. Basil neighborhood    of   Cordova Bay and lory and particularly in bird life. His
Prior,  Jliss  Jlorcsby,   JIrs.   Charles Esquimalt, that it is just possible he is one of those rare, gentle natures
Wilson,  Jliss Muriel Bates,  Jir.  T. may be better known to posterity as which loves birds as if they were his
Brown, nnd many others. a landowner than an editor. However, children.    He knows all  their little
Mr. John Young, from Vancouver, I nm sure he is not worrying about peculiarities, and nothing out of the
was n guest in town for n few days thnt. Indeed, he never worries nbout ordinary can happen in the bird world
during the week. anything, although from his somewhat which does not catch  his   observant
Among those who attended lhe distant air and the difficulty his most eye. We had an evidence of this dttr-
horse show lnst week were: His intimate friends have at times in ing the present week, when he called
Honor, the Lieut.-Governor and JIrs. catching his eye when he is making attention to the strange birds which
Paterson, nltended by Jir. H. J. JIus- one of his habitual rushes down Gov- appeared in his garden in the early
kett and JIrs. Muskett, Jir. and Jlrs. ernment Street at the rate of six miles morning. He wrote a letter to the
,V. E. JlcPhillips, JIrs. Fred Pember- nn hour, one might be excused for daily papers, not only to announce
Ion, Jfrs. James Dunsinuir and the supposing that occasionally he has the fact but to ascertain if others had
Jlisses Dunsmuir, Jir. and_Mrs, Ross something on his mind.   Jir. Williams seen the birds.  I do not think that up
Music Depl.
David Spencer, Ltd.
Jir. F. C. McGuire, of Cowichan
Lnke, spenl a few days in town during the week, nud was a guest nt the
Empress Hotel.
Jir. R. L. Jtnitlunil, from Vancouver, paid a llyiu
ing lho week.
Jfr. R. A. Armstrong has been slaying in lhe cily for a few days from
JIrs. C. J. Harris, accompanied by
her son William, have relumed frum
is that rare curiosity, an Englishman   to the time of my writing this para-
well and Jliss Bodwell, Col. and JIrs. abroad who has succeeded in the im- 	
Prior and Jliss Prior, Jlrs. Hurry possible. He has solved the problem
Gordon, Jir. and JIrs. Leeming, Jliss 0f being all things to all men so ef-
Newcom.be, Mr. B. Irving, Jir. and Actively that every Canadian he
Jlrs. Geo. Julier, Mr. and Jlrs. J. D. meets thinks he is a Canadian, whilst
Sands & Fulton, Ltd.
1515 Quadra St.       Phone 3306
Lady Attendant
Farrell, Jir. and Jlrs F. Law, Jir. and
Jfrs. Roland Bury, JIrs. E. A. Palmer
....   ,.■ ,        .     JIrs. I). Sponcer,Hou. Coutts Jlarion-
visil lo Victoria dur- ,     ,       l, .. '  ,r   .   .,    ,       ...
banks and JIrs. Jlnrjoribanks,   Jliss
JInrjoribonks, JIrs,
and Mrs. Harry Atislin, Jir. and JIrs
D. C. McGregor, Jir. nnd JIrs. S. li.
Howe, Jliss Howe, Jlrs. Harry Puo-
loy, Mrs. Golby, Jliss King, JIrs.
Alexander Robertson and others.
Mrs. Eardley Wilmot, of Shnwni-
Jli*. 11. Browning was  11  guest  in gnu Lnke, is spending a few days nt
town this week from Vaucouvei, and the Rilz Hotel.
while   here   was   registered   nf   lhe     Jliss McPherson is al lhe Rilz Holel
Westholme Hotel. from Cobble Hill.
every Englishman he meets knows
that he will live and die a "bally Englishman." If they ever have the
slightest doubt about this, Mr. Wil-
O'Neil Hays, Jir. Hams is sure to banish the doubt by
trotting out one of his favourite classical quotations; for no man who has
been roughing it for twenty years has
kept more closely in touch with the
things which hc learned in tlie long
ago, including his Horace and Ovid.
Jir. Williams wields a trenchant pen,
The Ladies of Victoria are cordially invited to visit the
Which has opened at Seven Twenty-Five Yates Street
Large Stock of Imported Millinery.   Complete line   of   fine   Hair
Goods. Modern Beauty Parlor. Shampooing, Hairdressing, Manicuring
Can't Look
After the
Because you're fagged out when
you get home I Bowes, the
Chemist, at 1228 Government
Street, makes up a special tonic
that will make all the difference.
ONLY ?1.00.
Jir. R. Carter, from Comox, is iu
ihe Capital on business, and is slaying at lhe Ritz Hotel.
Dr. JI. F. Sellers, uf Spokane, is
spending a few days here and is registered al  the Dominion Holel.
Jir. J. S. JlcCnllum, from Smiih's
Falls, is in town 011 business, anil is
at llic Empress Hotel.
Jfr. F. Chubb bus been a recent
visitor to Victoria from Keatings,
Jir. anil JIrs. James A. Snyder, of
New York, are guests in town for a
few weeks.
Jfr. ... R. Arthur wns a visitor lo
Victoria during Ihe week from lhe
Jfr. and Jlrs. W. D. Holland and
Master Frank Holland hnvo been
guests in the cily from Vancouver.
Jir. Thomas Davis is a recent arrival in town from London, England,
and is among llic guesls nl Ihe Empress Hotel.
Dr. ami Mrs. Humber have returned
In Victoria after 11 three months' Irip
lo Eastern Cannda, where they have
been visiting  friends   and   relatives. »■* llle Wily. Hotel.
arrived from Australia and ure staying at the Ritz Hotel.
Messrs. E. A. Harris, 11. P. Heming, and C. de B. Green have left on
11 short business Irip to Spokane.
Mr. nnd JIrs. Frank B. Killings-
worth and Master Harold Killings-
worth nre guesls at lhe Strathconn
Hul el from San Diego, Cal.
JIrs. If. R. Poole, from Duncan,
hus been spending a few days in town
Dr. JI. A. Miller has been staying at
lhe Rilz Hotel for a few days from
Jir. and JIrs. George Sillier from
Nanaimo have been recent guesls in
town nt the Ritz Holel.
Jliss Lnwson, from Calgary is 11111k-
They also visited many points of interest in lhe United Stales.
Last week Jliss Edith Walker gave
n smart lillie luncheon at the Empress
Holel in honor of  her  sisler,   Jliss
Olive Walker, who has left for Se-
altle.   Among lhe guesls were: Jliss
On llic evening nf Wednesday, Hie Olive Walker, JIrs. Stanley Anderson, ing a short stay here and is registered
SOIh April, the Timber Wolves of B.C. JL*s. Le Roy Williams and JIrs. J. W. at lhe Ritz Hotel,
gave a very jolly dance in the Knights AVolker, of Saanichton. D. H. Robertson   has   arrived   in
of Pythias Hall on Ninth Park Stroel.     Among the California visitors in the town from San Francisco, and is stny-
Tlie hall was gavly adorned with col- capital include Jir. J. T. Merritt nnd ing nt the Empress Hotel.
1 red lights ami dancing was kept up Jfrs. Merritt.     They arrived a few     Jfr. C. O'Brien has been a guest in
until 11 Into hour.   During the even- days ago from Simla Paula and are town for n few days from Vancouver,
ing a dainty buffet supper wns served slaying ut lhe Strathconn Hotel. Mrs. K. Stretfield nud children were
downstairs.    Among   thoso   who   nl-     Jir. and JIrs. Waddell have recently iu town for hist, week end. *
We Are Open All
Day Sunday
Breakfast Served at Any Hour
MISS M. WOOLDR1DGE, Proprietress
1110 Douglas St.
Opp. Victoria Theatre
We Offer
A first-class stock of
Apples,   Pears,   Cherries,  Plums  Peaches,
Apricots   and    small
fruits.  Also  Ornamdntal  Trees and   Shrubs,   deciduous   and
IC ver pre en, Roses, etc.    Tho very llnest quality and best assortment Krown in B. C.   Catalogue free.   Personal Inspection
Invited.    Now is tlio time to order.
PHONE  M*_05_ Victoria, B. C, May 10,1913
Page Nine
Of Interest to Women
0 practical housewife can fail to
see how important marketing is.
0 a very large extent the health of
he family depends upon it, und if the
usband's wage is comparatively limed, it rests almost solely with the
ottsewife's marketing how far that
age will go. Marketing is, therefore,
1 elfect, a business—one which the
oung wife should spare no pains to
quire, and by constant vigilance and
iiicentration of mind, strive to per-
ect. The opinions received from my
enders ill answer to the question on
subject were extremely inlerest-
and while, of course, conditions
iffer sufficiently in various parts to
alee the question a purely local one,
ie letters displayed much eonunon-
3iise. I am reproducing the effort of
ne of our prize-winners, which I
link will apply iu most districts, and,
eing the method adopted by au ex-
erieneed housewife, may prove use-
tl to others.
"Years'ago I adopted a system
liich i have found of great service:
1. Ascertain fully the article re-
lired before market ing.   As nll aid
keep a penny scribbling block in a
nivenieiil place, and jot down the
•tieles I require from time to time.
_!. Obtain printed price lists from
ie various tradesmen, and cotnptire
il. Buy iu as large quantities as my
urse will allow.
4. Be prompt in payment. It not
ily renders you independent, but the
'ailesnien are more anxious to secure
our custom and keep il.
5. l'ossess your own scales and
eights, and be severe with short-
(i. Refuse substitutes. They are
osl frequently unsatisfactory.
7. Do not be tied lo one tradesman,
ul by prompt cash payments keep a
•ee Iniiid lo buy lo the best advan-
8. Keep n keen eye on quality con-
stenl wilh prices; and lastly, try to
eep a little money in readiness in
rder lo lake advantage of a genuine
The above is a brief summary of
minis' which I have found of de-
ded advantage.
HUM lhe present popularity of
fashions, which make for seaiili-
elothing, women nre, il seems,
ily harking back lo lhe modes of the
and dames of a hundred years ngo.
Women of today do not dress any
mre scantily thnn they did a century
ick; in fact, many of the fashions
f thai lime and the present are iden-
Furthermore, the evening dress of
iday is no worse than much of lhe
■ess worn iu the daytime iu those
This statement  was made recently
The Daily Mirror by an expert who
is mnde a study of the fashions of
1 limes.
His opinion is given as n result of
ic recent discussion iu The Daily
iri'or lo lhe elfect Hint women nre
iw dressing in so scanty a fashion ns
bring down lhe censure of many
ities. who consider they nre becotn-
g too hold in their dress.
As slnted in The Daily Mirror,
idies are extremely low-cut and
iris nre "wispy," nlso around the
kles. Hie leg lo above the knee being
sible in many cases.
From 1790 tn about 1820." said
ir informant, "women dressed in n
shion which revealed more even I han
revealed hy the gowns of today.
A'ery little underclothing was worn
id nll the lines of lhe figure were
The high-wnisled frock was worn a
eat deal, and above the waist tliere
is practically no bodice for the day-
ne, except over the shoulder. And
wns the same in the evening.
Sleeves were as short as they have
en recently, and, in some cases, ab-
I altogether.
Colonel Hanger, in his reminis-
lces, speaks of the outrageous de-
*ii of the dresses of the women walk-
; in Kensington Gardens, censuring
?m for the boldness of their attire.
Almost the best way to observe old
ihions is to study them in the cari-
ure of their day. These caricatures
iially throw a sidelight on the ques-
n of fashions, both for men and
ie extraordinarily striking feather
addresses now in vogue were worn
;o in 1795 and 1796.
They were worn, ns now, in conjunc-
m with the Oriental swathed hats,
nilnr to those at present to be seen
The feathers, as shown in the pieces published in The Daily Mirror,
nd up in the erect way that is con-
lered correct just now.
After nhout 1820 there came a sud-
n revolution iu dress, and the prud
ish era set in which brought into fashion the crinoline.
I think the time will surely come
when special fashions will be devised
for women who have to work.
Nowadays so many women are in
business, running about everywhere
liko men, that sensible fashions for
business women are sure eventually
lo arrive."
ADVANCING a step in dressiness
are some chic little shirts of soft
white satin, extremely simple, the
yoke nnd iirmholes piped with a colour to which oval buttons and a crepe
lie nre matched. AVhile yet another
offering that will lind instant appreciation is a similar shirt, built in self-
coloured soft satins, chestnut-brown,
navy blue, rose, etc., the quusi-Rohe-
spierre collar being carried out in
tone. And tliere are a very host of
erepe de Chine, ninon, and net and
laee slips which just mark the mean
between the serious shirt and the elaborate blouse.
IN the opinion of one of the judges
who Avas settling a dispute about
lhe debts of a wife the other day, the
woman who has no definite allowance,
hut depends upon her husband's generosity, comes off best.
That pronouncement has raised the
old question, should a wife have un
allowance, or should her pin-money be
doled out lo her, bit by bit, nnd ns the
whim of her husband dictates.
The wife who is wise will vote for
nn allowance, be it ever so small—
something she can cnll her very own,
and manage with all the skill at her
command. She will stipulate not only
for au allowance for her clothes, but
for the household expenses, and will
glory in the fuel that she is Chancellor of the Exchequer in the kingdom
nf the home.
It is perhaps easier to keep house in
a happy-go-lucky wny with cnsiuil disbursements, for Hie type of husband
who dislikes handing over n definite
sum each week or mouth is in many
cases lavish wilh his cash and will
give lump sums, when he has them, of
very bulky dimensions. But such
dealings wilh money lend towards
causing a woman to lose her sense of
proportion, and there should be no
blame attached to her should she keep
house extravagantly and run up bills
so long Ihat her husband enn with difficulty settle them.
That way lies the bankruptcy court,
into which many people wander quite
thoughtlessly, finding themselves inside with a positive shock of apprehension, and marveling how they got
"No one saves now," snys the modern girl newly engaged. "Jack and I
are going to enjoy every penny of our
income. What's the use of pinching
and scraping? That can come when
wo are loo old to enjoy life."
But her sister, who is len years
older and has been through that phase,
sees the other side of the matter, and
counsels thrift. She knows what it
means to have nothing lo fall back upon for the children when lhey come,
or for the dark days of illness when
a visit to the senside would make all
the difference between dragging oneself forcibly and with bitter grief
back to convalescence, nnd leaping at
one splendid rush from lhe abyss of
sickness lo the mountain peak of hope
and happiness.
"Begin as you mean to go on," she
says, "and don'I let your beginning
bc a transition into the thoughtlessness of n fool's paradise. Look ahead
and make up your minds to deal wilh
llic money side of existence wilh lhe
respect it deserves. It is the only way
to secure a good foundation upon
which to build up prosperity."
Marriage is lhe union of Iwo souls
in the bond of love, but it is also a
business partnership, and no business
that is started iu a slipshod fashion
can be expected to succeed. There
may be elements of the prosaic in
Jack's doling out the housekeeping
money and your dress allowance each
week, and month, but there is safely
in the arrangement, and Ihat is your
No woman who is worth her salt is
a bnd Chancellor of the Exchequer.
She may make mistakes, and her budget will be a source of perplexity to
her limes out of mind. But she will
battle through, and the sense of conquest she will gain by making both
ends meet with a balance to spare,
even if it be a tiny one only, will be
most inspiring.
The man who does not entrust his
wife with an allowance or who does
not expect her to keep within it when
he has bestowed it upon her, cannot
have much of an opinion of her powers ns a woman of affairs. He may be
very fond of her, ns fond ns David
Copperficld was of Dora, but in the
hack of his mind niusl lurk a certain
pity for her, almost a suspicion of contempt.
There is no reason why the generous
husband should not supplement his
contributions to the house or his
wife's pin money, by means of presents. Women love to receive gifts
and those that are acknowledgments
nf a husband's admiration for his
wife's cleverness in conducting her
side of the business partnership, are
fondly welcome.
A gentleman boarded the tramcar.
Recognizing a friend on one of the
seats, he nodded pleasantly, and then
"Well, what do you think of the
"Oh, horrible!" was the reply. "And
how is your wife today?"
"Shes just about the same same,
thank you!'
THE Canadian Magazine for May
is an inspiring number, for in
the first article—"The Wooden Walls
of Cannda," by Charles S. Blue—it is
shown that no matter what our naval
policy may be, Canada built and manned and operated a navy of her own
on the Great Lakes more than a hundred years ago. The article is unusually interesting, and it is illustrated
with a frontispiece portrait of Sir Guy
Carleton, who is called "The Father
of the Canadian Navy." This article
is followed by an artful little sketch,
"The Shadows," by Margaret Bell,
and a poem by Isabel Ecclestone MacKay. There is also a finely ironical
essay by Arnold Haultain entitled
"Oxford and the Oxford Man," an
article of national importance entitled "A National Purpose in Education," by the Inspector-General of
Protestant schools in the Province of
Quebec; "Upper Canada in Early
Times," by the Honourable William
Renwick Riddell; "Spring in the
Beech Woods," by Duncan Arm-
brnst; a fine selection of short stories
hy Peter McArthur, May Austin Low,
J. J. Bell, Louis Joseph Vance, and
others; it sketch of Archbishop McNeil of Toronto, by M. L. Hart, and
poems by Duncan Campbell Scott,
Arthur L. Phelps, and Bwyn Bruce
At convenient hours throughout the
day, starting at 10 o'clock in the
morning, and hourly from 1:30 p.m.
till 7:30 in the evening, an electric
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the Gorge. A return service leaves
the Gorge at similar intervals at 10:30
and 11:30 a.m., and from 2 o'clock
p.m. till 8. This is a cheap and pleasant way of making the trip, the single fare being only ISc, with return
25c, The electric launch service bids
fair to be one of the most popular
features of the coming summer season
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A ]fy eekly Review of the Most Important Happenings in the Mining World, With Special Reference to New Discoveries and Developments.
Edited by W. Blakemore, M.I.M.E. Greenwell Medallist.
THE condition of affairs in connection with the coal mining
industry of Vancouver Island is calculated to arouse tho
most serious Apprehension on the pnrt of all lovers of pence
nnd all thoso wdio desire to see our greatest, industry continue to develop. The Week has repeatedly pointed out that the industry is
beset with difficulties; it has refrained from saying that possibly the
greatest of these is the autocratic attitude assumed at times by a
section at any rate of organized labour. Tbe Week tried to be fair in
discussing the Cumberland strike, nnd was the only paper to point
out that that strike was not engineered by the U.M.AV.A., although
that organization received abuse from one end of the country to the
other on the supposition that it had intervened and forced a strike.
As a mAttcr of fact, the strike was started by the Vancouver Islnnd
miners themselves and fathered and financed by the U.M.AV.A, after
it was started. But at Nanaimo and district conditions are entirely
different'. Here we have the U.M.W.A., which is an American
organization with a very weak local branch representing numerically
only a very small percentage of our miners, endeavouring to force n
strike on the community. That is a position which no fair-minded
man can endorse. Striking is not illegal, and it is tbe privilege of
every mAn to strike. There is no law which can compel a man to
work; all tho law can do is to compel him to discontinue work in a
proper and regular manner. But when a largo body of workmen are
satisfied with their condition, and are desirous of continuing work,
and An Alien organization steps in, and by every means at its disposal
seeks to force a strike, it is time for people to consider tbe situation,
not merely in the interest of the miners wdio wish to work, but of the
investors whose money has been spent to build up a valuable industry,
and perhaps more than all in the interests of the general public to
whom coal is a necessity.
No sane man who understands the great labour question would
wish to deprive organized labour of any of its legitimate weapons;
nor put any obstacle in tbe way of securing by fair means whatever
concessions in the direction of better wages, short hours or more
favourable surroundings the ndustry will stand. But it is doubtful if
the action of the U.M.W.A. does not violate principles whieh cannot
be violated without danger to the whole community, and it may well
bo that the present situation is one which the Government would bc
justified in investigating in the public interest.
The history of the U.M.W.A. is not suggestive of altruistic principles. The organization did its best for nearly two j'ears to ruin the
coal trade of Nova Scotia. In doing tbis it antagonized a local
Canadian organization which ultimately won out because it was in
the right nnd public sentiment supported it every step of the way.
If the U.M.W.A. has made up its mind to settle once and for all
whether it is going to dominate tbe eoal industry of Vancouver
Island, the public cannot too quickly understand it. It is a matter in
which they are vitally concerned, and whatever they may think nbout
the general conditions of mining, they cannot hesitate to support tlieir
own fellow-countrymen and workers against the arrogant interference
of an organization wdiich has fomented trouble wherever it hns gone.
Tlio U.M.W.A. bus been but a little less mischievous than the I.W.W.,
nnd that aggregation is banned even in the country of its birth.
AT a depth of 1,040 feet a ten-
ten-foot seam of conl has been
uncovered in the new reserve mine
which is being opened by the Western Fuel Company at the mouth of
the Nanaimo River, near that city.
The coal is of the finest quality and
hns all llic characteristics of the coal
mined years ago from the No. 5 mine,
which product was ranked ns one of
llic best on the Pacific Const.
"While the seam has been uncovered it will yet require several months
of hard work before we will bo shipping coal from the reserve mine" was
Manager Stockott's statement, "If
everything goes nlong smoothly _we
expect to hc shipping 500 tons of coal
daily by lho end of the year. Everything has been ordered in connection
with the surface plant of the new
mine, most of the machinery has arrived here, nnd some of the plant, including the two large hoisting engines,
has already been installed.
The two shafts of the reserve mine
are sunk in the centre ol! a virgin Held
of 2,500 acres, calculated to contain
coal sufficient to allow of >v prodnn-
tion of 1,500 Ions a day for a period
of forty years. Manager Stockett expects to have the pit-bend and other
top works completed by July. These
will he equipped with the modern conl-
handling devices, both permanent
hoisting engines being already in position. By llic end of lhe year the new
mine will be in condition to ship 500
tons a dny, and before the end of 1014
will attain u daily output of 1,500
tons. The main shaft, which has a
capacity nf 1,500 tons for nine hours,
will be used exclusively for the
hoisting of eoal, the air shaft being
utilized for lhe hoisting nnd lowering
of the men, timber, rock, waste material, etc. When the new mine is
fully developed nnd capable of pro-
ducting its maximum output lho air
shaft enn bo mado uso of, and in addition to ils regular work of handling men, etc., will be nblo to hoist
000 tons of conl a dny if necessary,
bringing the capacity of the reserve
mine up to 2,000 tons a day.
Tho oponijig of the reserve mine
and improvements to the mines already in operation will represent nn
expenditure of $1,000,000.
COMPARING the output from
month lo month in a coal mining
centre generally gives the outer world
an idea of the advance made in that
particular district. The Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., in addition to the enormous development
work whicii is being carried on nt
Bevan nnd No. 8, have produced from
their local mines during the month
of April 41,553 tons of eoal being an
increase of 4,312 tons over the month
of March, and an increase of 12,012
tons over the month of January of
this year.
On April 30th No. 4 mine hoisted
720 Ions of eoal in eight hours, making it the largest,output in a single
shift in llie history of the mine. No.
5 Aline on lhe same day produced in
eight hours 400 tons. The output for
No. 0 on that day was 303 tons, while
No. 7 hoisted 330 Ions, making a lolal
of 1,762 Ions for a single shift of
eight hours.
The output for the week ending
Friday, May 2nd, totaled 8,054 tons.
These figures, which arc absolutely
correct nnd we defy any member of
the U. M. AV. of A. to contradict
Ihem, sny a great deal fnr this district. It almost places Cumberland
in a normal condition sueh ns existed
previous to the so-called holiday.
AT noon on Thursday, Mny 1st,
4 ft. of ore was struck in the
upraise on the deep level nt tlio
Slocan Star mine, and by night the
ore hnd widened out to 10 ft., according to a despatch to The Daily News
from Sandon.
This news is regarded by Nelson
mining men ns yet another indication
of the success which hns attended
deep development in the Slocan district.
Lnst yenr the famous crosscut tunnel, 2,300 feet, in length, wns driven at
the nverngo rato of 290 feet per month
nt the Slocan Star to tap the big ore
body, from tho upor levels of which
ore giving gross values of $2,674,-
430.04 wns shipped up to 1905.
AVhen the long crosscut was completed early this year and the vein
reached the company drifted for about
300 ft. on the vein and then drove an
upraise to the point where the ore
was struck on Thursday. This upraise is estimated to be about 300 ft.
iu length.
It was the Slocan Star mine whicli
was lied up for many years by litigation regarding extra lateral rights, the
resumption of operations and the deep
development of the property having
been the result of the bringing together of the various interests in the
property by R. S. Lennie of Vancouver and the organization of the Slocan
can Star Mines, Limited, which followed.
THE following is the manager's
report of the Le Roi No. 2 company for March:
Josie mine report for March—
Shipped, 1,789 tons of ore and 192
Ions of concentrates. The receipts
from the smelter are $21,906, being
payment for 1,770 tons of ore shipped and $3,267 being payment for
197 tons of concentrates shipped; in
nil, $25,173.
Estimated costs for corresponding
period: Development, $9,500; ore production, $8,500; milling, $1,500; total,
South Rodney drift, 1,050 ft. level:
Besides the production last referred to
two more lots have been shipped, as
follows: Lot 265, dry weight 157 tons,
assayed 0.74 ozs. gold, and 5-16 per
cent copper; lot 270, dry weight 52
tons, assayed 13 dwts. gold and 13-
32nds per cent copper.
37 raise, 700 ft, level: Advance 24y2
ft., of which 15 ft. averaged 3 dwts.
gold and 7 per cent copper, across an
average width of 3 ft.
30 drift, 300 ft. level: Advance 35
ft., of which 35 ft. averaged 0 dwts.
gold and 1% per cent copper, across
an average width of 22 in.
38 drift, 400 ft. level: Advance 48
ft., of whicii 42 ft. averaged 8 dwts.
gold and 4 per cent copper, across an
average width of 32 in.
Annie drift 500 ft. level: Advance
99 ft., of whicii 89 ft. averaged 3
dwts. gold and 3'/i per cent copper,
across an average width of 14 in.
37 intermediate drift, 700 ft. level:
Advance 20 ft., of which 20 ft. averaged 12 dwts. gold and 11 per cent
copper, across an average width of 4
ft. Total width is not shown. The
same ore shoot, discovered 56 ft. below this to the foot-wall, 700 ft. level:
10 dwts. gold, 11 per cent copper,
over 9 ft.
THE British Columbia Copper
Company has a greater reserve
of ore in sight in its properties in
the Copper mountain region of British
Columbia than ever before, according
to a recently issued statement hy
Newman Erb, president of the company, in connection with the announcement Hint more extensive development and operation is planned
for the coming slimmer than at any
lime in the corporation's previous
"We now have approximately
1,000,000 tons of ore blocked out in
different mines, more than nt any one
time before," snid President Erb in
a report received this week from New
York. "Assays show an average
value of 1 5 10 per cent copper, the
highest values for an extensive quan-
lity of ore ever reported from the
PRODUCTION nl the Mother Lode
mine at Sheep Creek for the ^Hurler ending March 31 amounted to $52,-
493.;!2. Operations were considerably
hampered hy the very severe weather
which resulted in a serious shortage
of power necessitating running the
mill nt approximately half capacity.
During the quarter a normal amount
of development wns done with satisfactory results and the outlook for
the present quarter is good, according
to a report furnished by fleorge E.
Fnrish, manager.
The Difference
Tho Mayor wan listening witli a good
natural smile to tho complalnm of n
"And another thing, Mr. Mayor." lho
reformer nahl, "In thoso snerod concerts,
so-called. Can you tell tne. sir, wherein ti sucred eoncert differs from nn ordinary one?"
"Why, eortnlnly." tho Mayor answered. "A sacred concert Is always given
on Sunday."
M. Leon Bnket.—T consider that we
are marching towards tho fusion of the
masculine nnd  feminine costumes.
Evidently some moro cotnhlniillons!
THE other day, March 12, Gabriele
D'Aiinunzio completed his fiftieth year. Fifty years! The lirst
youth is passed*—and even the second.
The poet, in the full maturity of his
genius, will, perhaps, remember iu his
exile the far-off years of the first
vigils and Iheir proud dreams. And
he will (hink of Italy—the lonely
mother, the children scattered. Gabriele D'Aiinunzio, who has created a
great work of art, has not known how
to build up a family, and preserve it,
simple and harmonious, sacred and
sweet. He is alone with his pain; in
the fulness of life be dreams of death
and sanctity. Sonic days ago were
published some fragments of letters
which D'Aiinunzio sent, some in past
years, others but recently, to his
friend, De Til I a, elementary tencher
in Abruzzo.
The "Gioriinle d'Italia" recalls
certain episodes of the adolescence of
llic pool, trained by his parents in
piely and good works. One day he
wished to be present, at the bedside of
a dying woman, and approached the
open door of the hovel, from which
issued an odour of suffocating stuffiness. A blacksmith's tools onctunb-
erd the entry, and the wretched dwelling was filled with gloom and the
sooty smoke of an ill-smelling lamp,
which revealed, against the background of the grimy walls, the face of
a beautiful girl of the colour of wax.
The poor creature wns in extremis.
The young man laid len lire upon the
bureau, and left, touched lo the heart,
and nil that day ho was silent and
with a shadow on his face; at length
he shook off tlie burden; but inveighed
to liis friends against the wrongs in-
tlicled hy society on the helpless. And
upon the day of the funeral, he wns
present at the sad ceremony.
A few dnys ago D'Aniiuiizio wrote
to his brother-in-law, Antonio, a
rough Abrnzzcse, whom be loves above
ail his friends:—"I am living by my
daily work. I work indefntigobly and
live simply. 1 have here Seeondo and
Iwo women for the housework. Iu a
few days I shall bc oven more lonely,
and shall be obliged to rceopy my
works myself, a very groat irritation
and waste of time. . . . Your letter
has increased my sadness. I have telegraphed to my mother, and nwoit her
news with acute anxiety. . . . And
now, the Government of that Italy
which has allowed my homo to be sold
under such ignoble circumstances, and
will suffer my books to he dispersed,
lays ils official hand, unclean and profane, upon tlie pneni consecrated by
mc to by country! By an illegal seizure lhey have suppressed in tho 'Canzone dei Dardanelli' the triplets
which I enclose for you. . . How I
envy the simple soldiers whose sepulchre is tlie sand! They shall not
awake lo see an Italy which, in response to the 'Canzone dei Dai'danclli'
fighls n great naval baltlc in the waters of ... . Cagliari! I give you permission lo make known in your circle,
by all and any menus, the incriminated triplets, and even to hnve them
published in the local papers. .
Au nulhentio and absolutely unknown story—the best I have heard—
of surly ami silent Pierponl Morgan.
After buying from them for years llie
greal niaii not so long ngo developed a
violent craving to do tbo arl dealers
in the eye, knowing lhey looked upon
him as a Goth. One day, in pursuit
of this desiro for vengeance, he entered n famous Bond Streol establishment nud announced Hint he had
si ruck a Holbein miniature, the genuine article. "But," said the surprised denier, "my denr Mr. Morgan,
surely you're mistaken. There arc
only six in existence, and I could Irnec
all llioso al a moment's notice. Of
course, Holbein may have painted a
seventh. Who is it of?" "You arc
mighty sure of yourself," suggested
Mr. Morgan truculently; "anyway,
here il is." Al sighl of the miniature
lhe dealer burst into a lit of uncontrollable laughter. "What's your trouble?" thundered Pierpont. "Why,
it's Mary Queen of Soots!" hiccoughed lho other. "Well," thundered
the groat limn again, "whal of it?"
"Only llolbien died lho year nfter she
was born !''
The Soft Side of Pierpont Morgan.
Ono hoars much about Mr. Pierpont
Morgan's bi'iisqucnoss mid hardness,
but liltle or nothing of the olher side
of his mil ure. And hc had his soft
side—especially who™ lim   fair  sex
were concerned, lie had a quiet admiration for Maxine Elliot, and built
n theatre for her in New A'ork. Mrs.
Brown Potter was another member of
the theatrical profession upon whom
he turned the glad eye. Then there
was Ihat charming young lady upon
whom lhe great linaneior sellled a
block of stock, und who straightway
married lho man of her choice upon
il. It is a touching little story, ns
Jir. Morgan admitted nt tlie lime.
I am afraid ho will not add to llie
gaiety of the nation, nor will he be
welcomed with open arms by tho
Cerele Diplomatique. You see, hc is
a journalist, and ho has not much
money, mid his acquaintanceship
with diplomacy is purely theoretical.
In theory il; is very sound, but he
has heen more accustomed to criticism
than lo a creative policy. His wife is
a very serious person, wilh a tendency to sot an example. There is a
daughter, however, who is, so I am
told, adorable, iu spile of an educa-
tion so very much "higher" that il,
would give lho ordinary individual a
crick in lho nock lo even Ihink of it.
Her name is Kathleen and she looks
it.—London Opinion.
There seems lo be no end lo the
rush of Pretenders In lho throne of
the new kingdom of Albania. The
Duo de Montponsier has just applied
for lhe job, and lo back up his candidature, has sot out for those mountainous wilds, taking with him a
charming liltle Paris actress in case
applicants must he supplied with a
ready-made Queen. The Duo is, of
course, the well-known sportsman and
hig game hunter, who has published
several books recounting his exploits
and hairbreadth escapes. His secretary played a rather shabby trick on
him recently, by Hie way. Tho Duke
had been taking credit for literary
gifts as well as for his prowess in the
jungle, when someone pointed out
Hint a portion of liis book was copied
word for word from another similar
work. It proved to be quite true, and
the explanation rather discomfited the
noble one. The fuel was Ihnl his book
hud been written from his notes by his
secretary, who for private reasons had
n grievance against the Duke, and incorporated part of another work in
the book lo bring ridicule on his employer, whom he wns leaving.
Coal mining rights of the DominlonH
ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and AlbertaT^
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terl
rltorles and ln a portion of the Provlnc!
of British Columbia, may be leased for r
term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of 91 an acre. Not more thaj
2.5HO acres will be leased to one appllf
cant. I
Applications for a lease must be madl
by the applicant ln person to the Agenl
or Sub Agent of the District In whlc|
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must bl
described by sections, or legal sub-dlvu
sions of sections, and ln unsurveyed tetl
rltory tho tract applied for shall b|
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must bo accompanle
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded 1
the rights applied for are not avatlabl*
but not otherwise. A royalty shall t
paid on the merchantable output of th
mine at the rate of Uve cents per ton.
The person operating the mine sha
furnish the Agent with sworn return
accounting for the full quantity of mei
chantable coal mined and pay the roya
ty thereon. If the coal mining right
aro not being operated, such returr
should he furnished at least once a yea
The least will include the coal mlnln
rights only, but the lessee may be pel
mltted to purchase whatever avallabl
surface rights may be considered necei
snry for the working of the mine at th
rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full Information application shoull
bo made to the Secretary of the Depart!
ment of tho Interior, Ottawa, or to anl
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Landa
Deputy Minister of the Interlol
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of lhl|
advertisement will not be paid for.
mar 22
IN THE MATTER of an application
for fresh Certmcate of Title to Subdivision No. 0 of acre Lot No. 2, Spring
Ridge, Victoria City.
intention at the expiration of one calendar month from the lirst publication
hereof to issue a fresh Certificate of
Title issued to the Honourable John
Hamilton Gray on the 15th day of February, 1882, and numbered 3728A, which
has  been  lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria, B.C., this 12th day of April, 1913.
ReglHrar General of Titles,
may 20
np. 20
District of Renfrew.
TAKE  notice   that  Miko  Harger,  of
Victoria, occupation cruiser, intends to
apply  for  permission  to  purchase  the
following described lands: Commencing
at the southwest corner of T. L. 3525.,
thenco east 40 chains, thence soutii 40
chains,   thence  west  40  chains,   thence
north 40 chains to point of starting.
Dated,  February  12,  1913.
mar 22 may 17
NOTICE Is hereby given that the n
serve existing upon Crown lands in th
Cai'llioo and Cassiar Districts hy renso
of a notice, hearing date September 12tl
1H07. mid published In the British Colunr
bla Gazette on September 12th, 1SI01
ns well ns tho reserve existing upo
Crown lands within the Land Recordln
Districts of Cariboo nnd Lillooet and th
Kamloops Division of Yale Land Record
Ing District by reason of a nolice. beai
Ing date April 3rd, 1911, and publlshe
In the British Columbia Gazette, o
April 0th. 1911, Is cancelled in so far a
the snme affect the acquisition of sat
hinds under the provisions of the "Coa
nnd Petroleum Act."
Deputy Minister of Landf|
Department of Lands.
Victoria, B.C., April Uth, 1913.
ap 19 Jy 1|
Victoria Lend  District—Diltrict  ef |
North Saanich.
TAKE NOTICE that Sidney Rtibbe
Roofing Company, Limited, of Vlctorh
B.C., occupation not given, Intends to af
ply for permission to lease the follow
lng described  lnnds:—*
Commencing at a post planted nt hig
water mark In Bazan Bay and being fl
the southeast corner of Section 11
Rnnge 4 East, North Saaalch Distric
B.C., thonco on a bearing S 53 55 E. fo
a distance of 730 feet, thence at rlgb
angles and on a bearing of North 3
05 E. for a distance of 550 feet, thenc
on a bearing due north for a distant
of 820 feet; thence on a bearing du
west for a distance of 300 feet to
post planted above high water marl
thence following the shore line of Sei
tlon 10. Range 4 East, ln the south wes
erly direction to point of commencemei
and containing 14 acres, more or les
Sidney Rubber Roofing Co., Ltd.,
F. J. O'B-**!"'*'   *—**
D.ated April 8t!!. ::: '
IN THE MATTER of an appllcatlol
for a fresh CertWcate of Indefeaslbf
Title to part (3.74 acresl of Section 2|
Victoria District.
NOTICE Is hereby given of my Intel
tlon at the expiration of one calendt
month from the lirst publication herec
to Issue a fresh Certificate of Indefeas
ble Title ln lieu of the Certiacate (
Indefeasible Title issued to Richard Ra
cliffe Taylor on the loth day of Fehn
ary, 1912, and numbered 3707, which hi
been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, VlJ
toria. British Columbia, this fourth "
of April, 11113.
Registrar General of Tltle|
aprll 12
I, Samuel McCullough, of Royal Oal
South Saanich, In the Province of Britif
Columbia, give notice that on the _\.\
day of May, 1913, I Intend to apply
tho Water Commissioner at his office |
Victoria for a license to take and ul
cue cubic foot of water per second fro!
stream on Section 87, Block 2, Lot IT
Itiingo 1, East Lake District, Province
British Columbia, Plan No. 1373, iuL
to form a reservoir for storage on thi
portion of Lot 11 lying within Sectlr
80, Block 2, Range 1, East, aforesaid. 1
The water is to be taken from sal
reservoir and Is to lie used on Sectloi
80 and 87, Lake District, aforesaid S
domestic  purposes.
Dated   nnd  posted  this  17th  day
April, 1913.
NOTICE Is hereby given that tho reserve existing over Crown lands ln New
Westminster District, formerly covered
by Special Timber Licence 10908, by
reason of the notice published ln the
British Columbia Gazette of tho 27th
December, 1907, nnd henrlng date of the
21th day of December, 1907, ls cancelled
In so far ns the Bame relates to the following described parcel of land: 'Commencing at n post plantod at the north-
oust comer of Lot 709, Now Westminster District: thence west 17 chains;
thenco north 40 chains; thenco east 40
chains; thence south 13 chains, moro or
less, to tlio shoro of St. Vincent Bay;
thenco following the shore-line of St.
Vincent Bny to tho point of commencement"; and that the said lands will be
opened for entry by pre-emption on
Wednesday, the 23rd day of July, at 9
o'elock a.m.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
ap  19
Department of Lands,
Victorin, B.C., April
ap 19
14th, 1913.
Jy 18
NOTICE Is hereby glvea that tho il
serve existing over the lands survey!
ns Lot 1003, Group 1, Now Westmlnsti
District, by reason of a notice publish!
In tho British Columbia Gazette of tL
*.'7lli nl' December, 1 :<07. nnd bearing doH
the 24th day of December, 1907, ts ca^
celled in so far as lt relates to the pi-r
emption of said lands, and that the saL
lands will be thrown open for pre-cml
tlon under the provisions of section 2 j
the "Lnnd Act Amendment Act, 191%
on Tuosday, July 22nd. 1913, at 9 o'clol
a.m.. and that no pro-emptlon recol
shall Include moro tnan 40 acres; tf
snld lot being divided for pre-empt!!
purposes Into quarters of 40 acres eaol
 ^1 Deputy Minister of Land!
Department of Lands.
Victoria, P.C, .—,.._ ..— lilS.
ap 19 /ictoria, B. C, May 10,1913
Page Eleven
Sports   of   All   Sorts
\X Monday the Australian Cricket
* team organized to tour the Do-
nioti and lhe United States left
Iney un hoard the new Canadiun-
straliun liner Niagara, which is
king her maiden voyage. The Aus-
lian cricketers are due at Victoria
May 17th, and will doubtless be
en a great reception by the local
ketcrs. A three-day match has
n arranged to take place at the
k Hay grounds, whieli are being
pared in readiness for the event,
s considered that much better pros-
Is exist for a bumper attendance
these grounds than at the Univer-
Sehool, where the last team of
ists from thc land of Ihe Waratah
;aged Ihe local players.
.'he Australians are captained by
;ar Mayne. Ihe clever batsman of
ilh Australia.    Other members of
learn are ,T. S. Crawford, for many
u*s prominent in county cricket iu
Old Count ry; Gordon Campbell, a
diet keeper selected from lhe South
trnlian eleven; Diamond, Warren
rdsley, Mailey Emery, Arnott,
wn, Cady and Collins. 11 is also
elythal Holloway, the noted Inter-
ional pnlyer, will join Ihe lenm.
■■reparations to welcome tbe Aus-
lians nre being made at various
Ires. Tbe Edmonton Cricket
igue lias nsked the City Council of
ilbcrlan cily for a grant of $1200
hc used for Ihe entertainment of
visitors*. Committees have been
pointed lu arrange lhe program.
Australians are hooked to play
team selected lo represent Ed-
uilon on June Srd and 4th. The
ven will be selected from seven
ms. tlie Wanderers, Edmonton,
rlh Edmonton, 19th Alberta Dra-
ons, Hudson's Bay, Strathcona and
dials. The season opened in Ed-
inton on liny 2.
r ESTER DAY Cnpt. J. F. Foulkes,
paymaster of Military District
11, one nf British Columbia's re-
■senlalivcs to contest for Ihe Davis
p al Wimbledon. England, started
lhe Old Land, and Mr. B. Keliwen-
•s expeels to follow him in a fow
Mr. H. B. Powell, the other
mber uf llle local trio, will juin lhe
crack tennis players iu London.
R. B. Powell, the captain of the
i, writes I liat he proposes to nr-
ige for a series of practise matches
h some of the most capable of
tain's players, iu wliieh Ibe British
lunibiaiis will be able lo get some
id practice to HI Ihem for their
uggle on lhe courls nt Wimbledon.
only will llie local players comin lhe Davis Cup matches in
gland, bul also in the French aud
istrian championships. Mr. Powell
iles lo lhe effect that he has ar-
iged for a lour in Europe follow-
(he close of the Davis Cup
itches, and lhe dates of the tournn-
ints nl Paris and Vienna will per-
of the  local  players  competing
ith the assembling of the noted
lis experts of the world for the
.clics nl Wimbledon in June, Ihe
itish players expect a banner year
the sport.  The Riviera season has
; come to a close, and wns notedly because of the superior show-
made by the Conl inentnl players
S those from the United Kingdom
the hard courls of the south. Only
Wilding, of the British players,
won the singles nt Mentone nnd
Carlo, achieved much success
inst   lhe   foreign   crack   racquet
ENDTNft   the   opening   of   the
Dnvis Cup matches at Wimble-
i in June, the attention of the ten-
enthusiasts will   he   directed   to
York,   where   the   elimination
tches will be played between the
•nlinn nnd United States players,
•ing Ihcse contests, the interim-
championships   will    attract
players and tennis enthusiasts
New York.    Australia,  Germany,
snee, Belgium. United Stntes, Can-
nnd South America will compete,
the general impression is thnt Iho
dan players, who hnve drawn a
nnd will not be seen  until  the
.. round, nre likely contenders,
.•alin's representatives  are  men
have never plnyed in a Davis
Cup match before, but are considered
to be the equals of Brooks, Dunlap
and Heath, thc team which defeated
Benls Wright, Lamed and McLaughlin at Christcliurch, New Zealand, in
19.11, and lost to England in 1912.   .
THE grass courts of the Victoria
Lawn Tennis Club are to be
opened, and will probably be ready
for play on May 17th. Interest in
tennis is very high this season, and
the local club expects to have a very
successful year.
THE Spring Horse Show which
came to a close last Saturday
night, proved to bc the most successful iu the history of the shows held in
Victorin. The attendance was very
large, and society wns well represented. The Premier, Sir ltichurd
McBride, was present, and took a
keen interest in the competitions.
While the record made by Credential,
the noted Vancouver entry for the
high jump, wns not beaten, the winner
of lhe jump made an excellent showing. Rob Roy, a pure bred hackney
stallion, owned by J. R. Macmillan,
of A'ancouver, carried olf the prize,
beating a class Held wilh a jump of
seven feet. Four of the lincst jumpers
in lhe west wcre entered, and it was
generally anticipated that the entry
of the Count, de Raoldes and Conn! de
Chamuce, of Calgary, Sioux, would
win. This horse took second place,
wilh Mr. J. A. Coldwell's Muskrat
third. The other entry was Mr. J. D.
Farrell's Premier. Tliere were many
falls, but no serious accident. Stanley
Carter, who was riding Sioux, handicapped by having his hand, suffering
froin blood-poisoning, strapped to his
side, had Iwo falls, but* lhey did nut
deter him from further efforts. J.
Horace, who had been riding Premier,
afterward mounted Sioux, but with
the strange rider, the animal could
not make the jump. The Viotoria
Mounted Police made a line exhibition
in Iheir mounted drill under Ringmaster Clements.
Victoria owners were well up among
lhe prize-winners. Mr. A. Laidhiw's
entries won lirst in the single
brougham, saddle tandem, high steppers, brougham pairs and pairs.
BASEBALL enthusiasts nre worried because the Bees have not
been stinging as freely as they expected. The pitching staff has been
weak, and with two hard-hitting teams
playing in Victoria, the Beavers and
Tigers, the win column has not been
totalling up as was hoped. However,
the management of the Hive has been
busy aud the weak links of the chain
are being welded by the addition of
new blood. Ben Hunt, the port-
sider, who was added during lhe past
week, and worked for the first time
in a Bee uniform against the Tigers
on Monday, seems a likely recruit,
and Hardin, who remained at Seattle,
and Alberts, the addition from Sacramento will bolster up the locals. It
is expected that another pitcher will
also be added. An outfielder who is
a willow-wiclder, is also being sought.
Melchoir, the outfielder purchased
from Spokane, who replaced Weed
in left, shows np well and will
strengthen the wrecking crew.
Tho Tacoma Tigers, who have been
doing things at the ball yard during
the past week, seem like a reunion
of old home baseball players. About
75 per cent of the Bengals are former
Victoria players. They are Nordyke,
Grindle, Keller, Kauffman, Stadille,
Concannon, and others. The main
tower of strength of the Taeomas is
the owner, Joseph McGinnity, known
in the baseball world as "The Iron
Man." McGinnity is a former big
leaguer who has a long record as a
mound artist. His exhibition at tht
local ball yard on Tuesday was a
treat. The Iron May works the halter to a nicety, using the corners of
the plate. His delivery is rapid and
he v.orks with an ease seldom seen.
Taken all in all the Taeomas form a
fine galaxy of ball players who will
be heard from in the pennant race
this year.
VICTORIA will not be represented in the British Columbia professional lacrosse league this season,
but Victorians will be given an opportunity to see the big leaguers of
the lacrosse world in action for arrangements have been effected whereby five of the matches of the championship series are to be played at
the Oak Bay grounds. Four Victorians have been selected to act as
referees for the Vancouver - New
Westminster games this season. The
referees chosen, all of whom are
prominently identified with amateur
lacrosse are: Fred White, F. Cullin,
Herbert eJsse and Bob Dewar. The
officials who will act alternately, are
to be paid at the rate of fifty dollars
for each game.
A meeting of the British Columbia
Lacrosse League was held at the Empress Hotel on Tuesday night, at
which the following were present:
President A. E. Ellington; Secretary,
F. J. Lynch; Con Jones, representing
Vancouver; Tom Gifford, representing New Westminster; and the following Victorians: J. A. Virtue, Lion-
al York, W. E. Ditchburn, W. C.
Ditchburn, W. C. Moresby and E. McDonald.
Con Jones is enthusiastic regarding
lhe Vancouver team. He says he has
every player signed with the exception of Mickey Ions for his team. The
twelve has lieen strengthened and
the friction whicli hampered the work
of the club last season has been done
away with.
Three times a week the local amateur lacrosse experts are playing at
lhe Royal Athletic Park and Sam
Lorimer, the centurion in charge, is
keeping the players busy. He says he
docs not consider that lhe locals made
a showing commensurate with their
ability as stick handlers in the competition for the Mann Cup lnst year
and he is confident that a betler showing will be made this season. The
local twelve has four gnmes at home
and the executive of the club is busy
selling season tickets for the quartette
of matches.
Mr. Harry Cowan has been selected
by the B. C. L. A. to represent the
Association at a conference to be held
at Winnipeg called for the purpose
of drawing up a plan for a lacrosse
commission to govern lacrosse in the
Dominion, similar in scope to the National Baseball Commission which
governs the baseball leagues of the
country to the south of the reciprocity
line. Mr. Cowan will meet the representative of the eastern leagues at
Winnipeg and with the assistance of
a King's Council of the prairie capital they will draw up a scheme and
outline a constitution for the Lacrosse Commission. One of the most
important features to be arranged is
the provision whereby no lacrosse
player properly signed with any club
can be permitted to play with any
other without mutual agreement is
made to that effect.
UNLESS the Victoria Wests and
Electrics nf Vancouver, the Island
and Mainland soccer champions, can
agree upon a field of battle for the
McBride Shield, the trophy given by
the Premier for Association football
in British Columbia, will revert to
the Trustees. Decision to this effect
was reached at a meeting of thc
trustees held nt the James Bny Athletic Association rooms. Thc teams had
played to a draw and under the rules
governing the trophy the deciding
gnme wns (o be played on a neutral
ground. The Victoria team suggested Nanaimo but the Mainlanders asked Ihat the deciding match be played
on another ground in Vancouver, a
few blocks distant from their own
hack lot. As this did not conic within the range of sight of thc local footballers ns a neutral battleground, they
refused to play, and the two Vancouver men who are a majority of
the trustees, proposed to give tho
trophy to the Electrics by default.
This brought forth a strong protest
with lhe result that the meeting wns
held here on Monday night nnd the
decision reached whereby the shield
was to revert to the trustees unless
the two teams could get together nnd
decide where they would compete. It
is probable that a choice will be
made by the toss of a coin between
Coquitlam, the point now favored by
the Mainlanders, and Nanaimo, the
site suggested by the locals.
THE Garrison cricket teams have
arranged the following schedule
for the season: Saturday, May 10, Albion, home; Saturday, May 17, Cowichan, away; Friday, May 30, Vancouver, away; Saturday, May 31, Burrard, away; Saturday, July 5, Victoria, home; July 12, Cowichan. home;
Saturday, July 19, open; Monday,
July 21, Portland, home; Saturday,
July 26, Burrad, home; Thursday,
July 31, University Incogs, home;
Friday, August 1, Nanaimo, home;
Saturday, August 2, Albion, home;
Saturday August 9, Vancouver, home;
Saturday, August IB, Oak Bay, away;
Tuesday, August 19, Revelstoke,
home; Thursday, August 21, University Incogs, away; Saturday, August
23, Victoria, away; Monday, August
25 to August 30, tournament; Monday, September 1, Nanaimo, away;
Saturday, September 6, Albion, away.
Last week the University Masters
did some high scoring against the
Victoria A team in a drawn match
at the University grounds. The scores
School and Masters
F. A. Sparks c Leonard b Englis. 79
R. Finlayson b L. S. V. York... 24
H. T. Grant Shortt b Englis.... 30
T. G. Tatlow not out   48
C. II. Collisson b Collison   11
O. R. Clouston b W. D. York.... 14
H. W. Dobbie b W. D. York.... 0
H. Hudson not out  25
Extras  19
Total ford wickets 250
C. Kilpatrick, G. B. Milne and A.
G. Trnccy did not bat.
Bowling Analysis
O. M. R. W.
A. C. B. Gray  9 2 25 1
H. A. Collison    9 1 51 1
L. S. V.York   8 0 45 1
F. Gnllaher   2 0 17 0
T.R.Leonard  3 0 19 0
R. J. Horton    2 0 15 0
G. Englis   9 2 42 2
W. D. York  5 0 17 2
Two wide balls were bowled.
Victoria A Team
T. R. Leonard   c   Kilpatrick   b
Shnrlt   22
R. J. Horton b Clouston   37
W. D. York b Finlayson      4
L. S. V. York not out   37
H. A. Spencer c and b Sparks... 1
A. C. B. Gray c Tatlow b Tracey. 28
H. A. Collison not out  25
Extras      "
Total for 5 wickets  162
F. Gnllaher, G. Englis, W. A. Casey
and F. W. Reeves did not bat.
Bowling Analysis
O.M. R.W.
A. G. Tracey  11   0   66   1
F. A. Sparks 6   1   15   1
H. T. Grant Shortt  9   2   24   1
It. Finlayson   6   0   21   1
0. R. Clouston   5   1   19   1
H. Hudson    2   0     9   0
The Garrison cricket team was defeated by Oak Bay last week by 82
runs and 3 wickets.   The score was:
Askey c Hewitt b Greenhill  13
McDonald c Speak b Coppinger. 1
Robertson c Grant b Coppinger..   1
Wollington b Coppinger     4
Kelly c Hewitt b Coppinger    2
Wyndham b  Coppinger      2
Needham not out     5
Gale c Greenhill b Coppinger    2
Willsox c Schwengers b Greenhill   4
Stevens b Coppinger       0
Jackson c Greenhill b Coppinger   3
Extras       3
Total     40
Howling Analysis:    R.W.   O. M.
Speak   5   0       6   2
Coppinger 8   8   133   7
Yeoman   12   .      4   1
Greenhill    12   2       4   .
Oak Bay
Gurney c Robertson b Askey    0
Carr b Askey       7
Schwengers b Askey     0
Yeoman c Needham b Askey— 53
Speak c Wyndham b Stevens— 13
Grant c Wnllington b Stevens    7
Hewitt c and b Stevens  23
Greenhill not out   13
Norman not out     o
Extras    <*
Totals  122
Orr and Coppinger did not bat.
TIIE Provincial Branch of the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association held a meeting here during
the week. Sir Richard McBride, K.C.
M.G., was elected hon. president, and
lhe retiring officers, President W.
Long, and Secretary-Treasurer, A.
Cutler, bolli uf Vancouver, wore reelected. H. B. Boggs, J.B.A.A., was
appointed auditor. Jtr. It. C. Pomfret, secretory of thc Royal Life Saving Society, whn is arranging for the
swimming races in connection with
lhe forthcoming carnival in August,
Peter McQuade & Son
For painting your boat or your house.   Varnishes for your
boat or your home.
MOTOR OIL, for auto or boat.
All the little fixings for your auto or motor in stock.
«   **.
We can satisfy you in service and price.
Stewart Williams & Co.
Duly instructed by the
Will Sell by Public Auction on the Old Club Premises on Douglas
Street on
At Two o'clock
A quantity of very Useful Household Furniture and Effects, comprising the contents of sixteen Bedrooms, including Iron and Brass Bedsteads, Mattresses, Bureaux and Washstands, Toilet Ware, Chests of
Drawers, Oc. Tables, White en. Bureaux and Stands, Oak Bedsteads,
Curtains, Carpets, Rugs, etc.; 12 good Enamelled Baths, 11 Marble
Wash Basins with Fixtures, Runners, a quantity of Up. Lounge Chairs,
Up. Oak Chairs, Oak Writing Tables, Oak Sofa Up. in Leather, Library Tables, Club Fenders, Iron Dogs, a large quantity of Cork Linoleum, Fenders, Bar Counter and Fixtures, very large Sideboard (suitable for Country Hotel), Ice Chest, Refrigerator, Billiard Table,
Chandeliers, Notice Boards, Hat Racks, Drop Leaf Table, Oak Ex-
Table, a quantity of Card Tables, Chairs, French Range, Carving
Table, Kitchen Tables, Cooking Utensils, Saucepans. Clocks, Taylor
Safe, Axminster and olher Carpels. Stair Carpets. Ladders and oilier
goods loo numerous to mention.
The Auctioueer, Stewart Williams
wus present, and applied for the snnc-
linn uf llie association fur the swimming events. The wus granted. The
association will hold its next execu-
I ive meeting at Vanoouver on Stay
The following programme of swimming events for the Victoria Carnival Week, 1913, to be held on Monday afternoon, August 4th, has been
1. Boys under 16 years—100 yards.
2. Girls under 10 yenrs—50 yards.
3. Ladies, 100 yards.
4. Club tenm race (3 or 4 men to
I cam), 100 yards.
5. Scientific exhibition by an expert.
(i. Life saving demonstration under
llic direction of the Royal Life Saving Society.
7. Diving, men (fancy spring
8. Water polo match; combined
Vancouver vs. combined  Victoria.
!l. Obstacle race in costume (specinl
prize fur must comical costume).
10. Team race, Army and Navy, 0
men each team—300 yards.
11. Comical skelch hy members of
Mis Majesty's Nnvy.
School of Handicraft
and Design
719 Courtney Street, Victoria, H.C.
Leaeone In the following eubjecte,
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Woodoarring; XIh Kandy; Honday.
Artlatlo Boobbindlng; Kl» Lang;
Piaotloal   Deelgn;   Mr.  Bergvelt;
Clay Modelling-; Mr. Mold; Wed-
Jewellery;     Mill    O.    Meadow!;
The  Principle  of   Dealgn;   Mln
Milla, Thuraday.
Metol  Work;  Mr.  Mold;  Friday.
Glaaaea Commence Aprll lat.
TEBM8:  6  per  Quarter  for  one
aubject payable ln advance, or
$5 eaoh for two or more aub-
Jeota one leaaon a week in each
For further Information apply to
tht   lnatructora   at   the   above
Nearly every Klrl lias two fellows;
one tliat she IIUch anil ono tliat Hpends
IiIh money  freely.
ZZ5 Outside Rooms-135 With Bath. Page Twelve
Victoria, B. C, May 10,1918
Bv the Hornet
That tliere has been general approval of Alderman Houston's unconventional criticism of the City Hull
That he simply endorsed what The
Week said a month ngo to the elfect
that it made the aldermen look like
"thirty cents" to sit through such
nonsensical enquiries.
• *
That the last was the worse, and the
ubiqitous reporter is not cornered even
»   *
That Mayor Morley may be a clever
man, but he is not clever enough to
dry up the fountain of news.
• »
That Police Magistrate Jay handled
the Bankers' Trust cases with commendable promtitudc and determination.
• »
That Mr. Higgins'   very   specious
plea fur delay fell on deaf ears.
»   *
That in the opinion of the mnn in
the street the bail lixed by both courts
is far too low; in fact, almost low
enough to defeat the ends of justice.
• •
That the facility with which easy
bail is obtained in British Columbia
is rapidly assuming the proportions of
a public scandal.
• »
That Victorians can breathe ouce
more; although the sword of Damocles
still hangs by a thread, it has not yet-
• «
That if Mr. Higgins can dig up any
more forgotten laws which will check
the inroads of extremists upon our
social privileges, be had  better get
• *
That he might be able to discover
something whicli would resuscitate the
harmless but now moribund sweepstake.
That the reformers who are "chortling" because they think thnt sweepstakes are as dead as Queen  Anne
have another guess coming.
»   •
That some day these good people
will realize that human nature needs a
safety valve, and will find it willy-
• *
That it is not strictly correct to
say that Hongkong is "a Chinese
port," although it is so denominated
by the Colonist.
• »
That on the map of British possessions throughout the world it happens
to be marked red, and is not likely to
change its colour.
That the numerous accidents caused
by motor cycles would seem to suggest
the necessity for greater stringency in
controlling them.
That the safety of the public streets
is increased by the formation of a
Chauffeurs' Association.
»   •
That the rules nnd regulations published on the Automobile page of the
current issue are altogether admirable.
• »
That if tbey arc faithfully carried
out the ranks of the chauffeurs will
soon bc purged of I hose who have
brought   discredit   un   a   respectable
• »
That there was cine blot on nn oilier-
wise admirably managed function—
Ihe Horse Show, and that was the conduct of the High .lump competition on
Saturday night.
Thut the management should have
prohibited a badly injured jockey,
with his arm si rapped to his side, from
riding in tbo competition.
• *
That the circumstnncc produced a
very unpleasant feeling and undoubtedly  subjected   the  jockey   to   great
• »
That il was not till be hnd been
thrown  twice that a substitute wns
«   »
Thnt it is certain that the bad
judgment shown in this regard accounted for lhe defeat of "Sioux,"
one of the gninest horses that ever
took a hurdle.
That the jockey who rode "Premier" should have been disqualified
for impertinence to the  judges  and
That it is a pity that the rules
should not require the jockeys to be
dressed decently. Coatless and with
rolled-up shirt-sleeves, they looked a
nondescript aggregation.
• •
That the holding on of the top bar
with a strap looks to the observer to
be a cheap trick; it made a difference
of nine inches in the jump of several
of the horses. 18
• »
That horses were credited with a
six  foot  nine  jump  which  did  not
"clear" six foot three.
• »
That Mr. S. H. Rowe, of Vancouver, had no grievance against Ringmaster   Clements   because   he   was
shut out of one competition.
• *
That as his entry was twenty-flve
minutes late in arriving, it is not surprising thnt the door was shut.
• *
That some people are fond of being
late, but they  forget that they are
keeping two thousand people waiting.
»   »
That if they do not want to be
frozen out of the competition, the
Pees bad better get busy.
That the tail end of the procession
is an ignominious place for the Capital team.
»   *
That it behooves the local committee to get the Oak Bay ground in
the best    possible condition for the
Australian cricket matches.
• *
That the outfield will be rough when
they have done tlieir best, but it will
not be fit to play on unless they do
• »
That the charge of the Light Brigade has been eclipsed in interest by
the charge of the Fire Brigade.
«   »
That the gallant fire fighters
charged the rock arch on the corner
of Fernwood Road and Bay Street
with results disastrous to the attackers.
»   •
That the rock' archway still stands,
a monument to misdirected valour.
«    *
That the Colonist deserves credit
for ils courage in exposing the extravagances of Miss Binnie-Clnrk.
• *
Thai nnything more misleading
than her address at the Royal Colonial Institute can hardly be conceived.
• •
That the Colonist editorial ought to
bc circulated among all readers of The
Queen ns tin antidote.
• »
That the pictures of the president
aud secretary of the B. C. Navy
League whicli figured in Thc Times
cartoon of Wednesday were not by
any means "speaking likenesses," although they were wild and wolley.
»   »
Thnt Mrs. Pankhurst is by no
means the first fraud exposed by
Truth, which seems to inherit the critical instinct of its illustrious founder.
• »
That tliis lady will go down to posterity ns one of the greatest "fakes"
of the century, nlong with Mme. Bln-
vatsky and Mme. Humbert.
• «
Thnt the Times made a pretty good
guess nl "The Mystery of the Leak,"
although there may he differences of
opinion ns to the "spirituelle" characteristics of the Colonist reporter.
»   »
That Sir Edward Grey is easily the
man of the hour, and bis conduct of
the European pence negotiations fully
justified the high estimate iu which lie
is held by his fellow countrymen.
»   *
Thnl in a difficult nnd delicate situntion he lins manifested the highest
arts of diplomacy nnd statesmanship.
• *
That the Empire hns nl llie helm a
Minister who recalls the palmiest dnys
of Lord Salisbury's administration of
the Foreign Oflice.
»   *
Thai the Colonist is a little late iu
lhe duy in commenting on the invasion of the A'ictoria labour markei by
• »
That the matter has been one of
notice for a yenr, and was dealt with
indirectly by the Dominion Qovernment Inst "fall."
■«   •
1'luil what is wanted in Victoria is
iintellicl ngninst the employment of
Seattle contractors.
• •
That. Mr. F. M. Rattenbury, wilh
bis far-sighted generosity, is making
matters difficult for his successor.
• •
Thnt if ho keeps on giving nwny
public parks, Victoria will wnnt to
stenl him from Onk Bay.
It is astonishing how little is
known in Victoria by the majority
of people of these lovely islands,
though they arc within three hours'
run of the town. '
The undersigned will, therefore, in
future periodically bring before the
public items of interest occuring up
in this district and will be glad to
receive news from nny local resident
which deserves publication.
most lovely seaside homes which he
is willing to sell on account of removing to another islnnd up here, and
so I attach particulars for anyone
wishing to sef'.e and walk into a
ready made, going concern as small
farming and pleasure combined; purchaser and owner nre sole dealers in
this proposition.
An English seaside home; about 8
acres, all cleared, one acre in clover
hay; large gnrden and orchard,
plums,   apples,  cherries, pears, nuts
"It's the Climate," they say in
Victoria. "It's the Climax Climate"
up in these Islands, and now we hnve
a fine regular service run by the C.
P. R. steamer Ivan. Comfort, civility
and freight accommodation, three important tilings the Islanders have been
wishing for, arc now provided, and
there is now no fear of being marooned.
I am not in tlie real estate business
but I know an owner of one of the
and small fruits. Five roomed house,
ready furnished; outhouses; new
barn; chicken houses, etc. Splendid
beach, boat house and ways; good
water, shooting and fishing at the
door. Cow and horse can easily be
kept. One of the prettiest views in
Britisli Columbia. Price $6,000 for
the whole outfit, for auick snle. Write
at once and make appointment to
view. "Bench Comber," care Week
Publishing Co., Victoria.
That the strange thing is Ihal Mr.i
Hattenbury is not in favour of municipal bunking or municipal insurance,
but he does believe in Oak Bay.
»   »
That it mny he fifty years before!
we can build "Dreudniuighls," but
we can build "Princesses" now.
ft   *
That the "Princess Mnquiiina" is a
feather   in  the  ci p of the Bullens'-
»   »
That Tlie Week owes an apology to
its readers for assuming the corrcct-|
ness of the Colonist's Latin.
*  ♦   •
That a valued correspondent points
out thnt what Horace really wrole wos
"coelum non nnimum,"   not   "uui-
 • .•..
That the error should have been obvious, for while any man or woman
many change their mind, they cannot
change their soul.
ft       ft
That a? expected, Secretary Bij.m
has made his protest and gone hoi. c.
but ho had a pleasant trip.
»   •
That in Mr. H. P. Gutelius the Dominion Government has secured one of
the ablest railway administrators in
Canada for the Intercolonial.
•   •
That it is only ten years since Mr.
Gutelius was district superintendent
in the Kootenny.
That like many other Kootenny
men he bus made good nnd done it
»   •
Thnt al. $20,000 a year salary he is
one of the highest pnid public officials
in the Dominion.
«   »
That .lohn Drew a capacity house
lo see "n perplexed husband," nnd
judging from llic box office returns,
Nnt will make n good win in Oliver
Twist tonight.
If frequently more a question
of carelessness than deliberate
harm. This Sunday give the
wife a rest from Sunday cooking
Everything is tip-top, clean,
quiet and comfortable. We
are quite sure you'll enjoy it.
At The Kaiserhof
Corner Johnson and Blanchard
Phone 4763
TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to Section
18 of the Companies' Act, that the
above named Company propose, one
month after the date hereof, to change
their name to Camosun Commercial
Company, Limited.
Dated this 6th day ot May, 1013.
may 10 June 1
A UNION embracing every milk
producer from Chilliwack to the
sea and the establishment of central
selling agencies in New Westminster
nnd Vancouver to handle this product
or else the introduction of a distributing system wiping out the complicated system of middle men and peddlers
nre the plans nn organization of milk
producers of the Valley, hope to perfect this season, according to evidence given by Mr. J. W. Berry, of
Milner, before the Agricultural Commission.
Such an organization is not only
planned but is actually under way
and it is expected to be strong
enough to conl roi prices and enable
the consumer to secure bis milk at a
price from which the direct handling
will enable the producer to obtain a
fair profit and at the same time give
the consumer a considerable cut on
the present rates.
The principal feature of the statistics for thc month of April are the
twenty-five per cent increase in the
receipts of tho city treasury and the
three hundred  per cent  increase  in
When calling for Beer take
care that you ask for LEMP'S.
It's a real malt and hop
beverage, always pure and of
uniform quality.
Full of vim, and of inarked
There's keen delight in every
glass—and no aftermath of regret in a whole brew.
Pither & Leiser
Victoria and Vancouver, B.O.
"If It's Anything Electrrcal We Have It."
XT 7 ITH the warmer days at hand the heat from
* "   the kitchen becomes objectionable,  and the
demand for a cooler method of cooking and working becomes greater. !|i||   }   "~
We have every known device for cooking and
house cleaning by electricity, such as:—
For chilly evenings we have those ELECTRIC
HEATERS which can be placed in any room or cold
corner of the house.
Electric Company, Ltd.
PHONE 2244
Some Choice Buys!
In James Bay
Slreet. facing Beacon Hill Park; a snap; terms, 1-4 cash, balance I
2 years; size 02 x 15(1  PRICE $10,500 |
NIAGARA. STREET—A dandy, level lot, close in, on easy terms;
tho only lot on tho street at the price $3,400 |
MICHIGAN STREET—Eight-room modem house, lot 55 x 2C5, all in
fruit trees and lawn, lovely hedges nnd walks; terms, 1-f cash,
balance easy .' PRICE ONLY $9,700
Three street frontages; lot 00 x 118. Two houses well rented;
this is a snap; terms $2,000 cash; bnl 1 and 2 years Price $6000 |
Exclusive agents for nbove properties.
Also a large list of other choice buys.
Agents for lire, life, accident and automobile insurance.
Victoria Syndicate Co.
PHONE 39871
New Wash Dresses
The New Idea Store
824 Johnson St.  -  Orders Taken for Sewing and Special Handwork |
A. W. Bridgman
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agent
1007 Government Street Victoria, B.C.|
the birth rate as compared with April
The treasury report shows receipts
for April, 1913, $21,053.32, and for
April, 1912, $17,833.84. The birth
rate in April, 1913, wrs 109, as com
pared with 38 in April, 1912. Seventy-one building permits were issued
during the pnst month to the value of
The announcement that tho Winnipeg elevator firm of Davidson &
Smith nre to commence building a
six hundred and fifty thousand dol
lar elevating and milling plant!
Port Coquitlam is tantamount to [
decision of the Canadian Pacific B
way and other railway companies
hnve their grain exporting termi
on the Eraser river and there is ev
prospect that the Dominion gove
ment will fall in line also with tl
proposed elevating facilities.


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