Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
ICTURE! THE BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC COAST fVi- y L. V? (1) A group of Vi to lli year-old pupils employed in' United States schools as lower grade .teachers, owing to shoi-iage of teachers. (2) The Royal Carriage of Spain conveying Count da St. Auliiire, tiie new French Ambassador at lladrid. (Z) Mrs. Bagshaw, knoiyn to Colonial Troops as LittlB Mother, placing floral tributes on Manchester Hospital graves. (4) Signpr Bonomi, Italy's new War Minister. (5) General DeWet, the Boer leader who is very stron" for a South Africa Republic. (6) British refugees, bom in Russia of Britisli parents, have arrived in England. (7) Part of the crew of Upton's Shamrock 111. v (8) C. S. Davvson, Queen's Park, winner of seven-mile walk English championship, in 53 rhin. 50 sec. (9) Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock III., which is to be the trial horse for Shamrock IV., the American Cup Challenger. (10) A. MacBride, an American lawyer, at the age of sixty does 100 yards in seconds. ____________ 1 b- 'I >1 v A STEAMER TRIP TO VICTORIA, B.C. V'BYt "f The Empress Hotel, Victoria, B.C. Half way trotn Vancouver, on the trip to Victoria, a warn- ing whistle sounds Just before tho steamer enlcrs Plumber's Pass, auar- roif gap between two islands! which like a chain, fringe our Pacific sea- hoard, n is from here onwards that one scos tie real beauties of the Coastal .Belt of British Columbia, scenery of which one never tirca. Hero and there, on the chain of Is- lands, Iho vivid green of alders or a pretty and prosperous farm peeps out from too scmbro forest of firs. The fiant Mount Baker, whoao unow- cltd cone stands a landmark for 00 riUlfts or more, now on our port beam In the sintering sunlight the real of the and W8 It' all tho nay as It recedes far dlbUat in the steamer's wake. To our south and cant wticro the land sea seem to meet Is the faint out- lino ol tho entrance of i'ugnl Sound on whose shores stand Seattle and half American towns. To our pouth juid west, some twenty miles away, are Ihe foothills of the mighty Olympics, whoso glistening white peaks tower high above the ftVyllne, The Stralls, which still bear the name of Juan do Fiica, aro full of traffic. Side by side we pass, and dip our flag too, In passing, an- other of the Canadian Pacific Kall- way'a palallal liny tug, lowing a.bis booni 01 into a HUte cove to shelter for the nlfiht. Another UIR Hying (lie Slats rad Stripes, with half a dozen SCOWK bfhlnd on Its way from Tacomj to Kcwarils nay, lolls of big things tip North where the building uf railway to tho Bohring Strdils is in prosreas. We have left Hie mopituito fisMne; flee! al Hie Eraser's nioiilb, but every hnre anrt Iliere are Broupa or launcl.es trolling for'salmon, On nur storboard Mde. baclt from the hundred and one little shows shorn line of the Raanlc.h peninsula ar.d the small town o( Sidney, On and oa paal rocks >nd ind tua Oerlul C. P. R. Steamer Princess Charlotte, AB tho steamer rounds the fruit farms of Gordon Head, and clears the point that'separates Cordova and Cadboro' Bays, a natural park of ir- regular but perfectly spaced oaks, forms tho feature of tho Island land- scape. Oak Bay, Shoal, Foul Bay, Ross nay, the last resting place of Iho "old are passed 111 turn, Kach with ils own charm, delightful homes in and red, in lleht and Ian, and 8 variety of other hues, stand out from the remnant of the forest Gardens, a blnzc ot brilliance, green lawns grit with flowering shrubsr 'nnd, in the back- ground, Btilcly mansions, seemingly fairy, palacrj, steeped In a maze o'f marvellous loveliness, recall [he memory of a picture sprung (rom brain of some old masler. Such Is one's first impression of the "City of Ihe "City of Clear the clly that .knows no winfor and whois BUranUrs are c-oulcr tiian our own. The point lhal forms Ihe cnlroncc of the outer r-artiours IE and the charm gains anrt grorvR. The slalcly Parliament Buildings in jircy clone, liieir hro'Kcn lUioj to cive thero grandeur, their twcnly lur- quolse llntfiii copper cunolos, their great demo crowned by Vaucdiivcr'e statue, an'l the hold N'nnnau en- trance-arch alcove the facade of have n nlllnf; ErttinK In :i iront ot grass and antl in Die slor- lous backirrouad of the sno-.vs of the distant Olympics. Victoria, Iho Queen City, and such part ot .Vancouver Island where I Lighthouse on the Pacific tiie mountains nhcllcr the land from tlio Pacific lie ideal climate of the temperate! zone, tho winters o! How Or- leans, the summers of Labraclor.1 The r.-vtn fall is 2S inches, the sum- mer with IJjo exception of lllllo; rain In June are Livnrlably dry, Uiefn arc DO high winds and no thnndcr- slorDin, It. Is Iho nearest ftpproach lo paradise on earth. Kvery CantidlBn owes It lo him- self, noine Umc or other, to Hahai rdmr.olf acquainted with Vlctorin, tbj! capllnl of Hie Province of British uriiMu, S3 woll as din surrouniW Inss of the East Coast ot .Vancouvcn Island.