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Array I New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect, fiasy monthly inatal-
B.C. Land & InTestment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
••aI Eatata Offlcaa
78% Government Street
phone io*.'
To Let Furnished^5-roomed cottage $15 ■
6-roomed cottage $25,
Unfurnished—7-roomed cottage |».
Yol.I.   No. 41.
Price 8 Cents.
Illuminate Your Home
Safer, Cleaner and more Convenient"Tfeitt>wv;
any other light
The long evenings are at hand so install at once
British Columbia Electric Railway Go,, Ld.
Bine Label Tomato Ketchup -.  25c. bottle
Oyster Cocktail 35c.bottle
Cove Oysters,2 tins for. 25c.
Shrimps, 2 tins for 25c. Deviled Crab, tin, 15c. Fresh Finnan Haddies
The   nd Pj.fi nt
Cash Grocers.
The Consistency
of our claims is acknowledged by all
who are familiar -with the output
of our ovens.
Superior Bread
is our standard. We would like you to
test it. Van deliveries to all parts of
city and suburbs.
London and Vancouver Bakery
D. W. HANBURY, Proprietor.
73 Fort Street;
Phone. 861.
Wholesale Grocers,   ^^^^^^^
Victoria, B.C.
Owners and operators oi following Salmon Canneries—
L Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness; Skeena Rivet   ®
Manufactured by the] most up-to-date w
system in America. f&
Quality Unsurpassed. ||
Th Brackman-Ker Hilling Co., Ltd. J
Try B. & K.
Co. v Meal
The Island
Is Safe
:very indication Points to a Lib.
"^       eral Sweep on the
W. MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162,
T. ELFORD, Manager.
P. 0. Box
I The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld
Mills at Shawnigan Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. C.
— Manufacturers of —
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths;
Shingles,   mouldings,   Etc.,1* of The  Best Quality.
easoned^and KilnJDried Flooring a nd Finishing Lumber always in Stock
. This Shorthand is totally different to all others. Lessons by mail are quite easy. We guarantee success.
U Typewriting is taught by mail. We forward
fyou lesson sheets to teach you the correct fingering—all the fingers and thumbs—on theJBlind
|Touch System.   Write saying the machine you
.   Shorthand Lessons, by mail, $40 to comple
■tion, payable by instalments, aiid Typing les-
[sons by mail $20 to completion, but payment in
'advance.  Address the Secretary.
Studio—Over Imperial Bank, Victoria.
P. O Box 176.
50x120 each; small cottage, good "garden containing 18 fruit trees—$1,050
Money to Loan.   Fire Insurance Written.
■ Stores and Dwellings to Let.
30 Broad Street.
The Hotel Victoria
Steam E. GAVE, Proprietor Good
Throughout American Plan, $2.00 a Day and Up        S™S
Government Street, Victoria, B. 0.
Even Conservatives concede that Mr.
Riley will carry Victoria.    Col. Prior
is putting  up  a  lively campaign,  but
everyone knows that he would do this
under any circumstances.   He will not
poll the whole vote of his party.  Chimney Creek bridge  is    something  that
many Conservatives cannot get over.   It
is on the road to political oblivion and
tried and true Conservatives do   not
care,  in many cases,  to    follow  Col.
Prior over it.    It is in the interests of
political  morality  that    a    gentleman
holding such views as those to which
Col.  Prior gave  effect in that matter
should be permanently   retired    from
public life.   The amount of money involved was not large.   That Col. Prior
intended to do anything actually dishonest no one charges.   The objectionable feature of the case is that   Col.
Prior thought that sort of thing was
all right, and that he still thinks it is
all right.    A man, who believes that
he has a right to ask his firm to tender   on   a public contract after he has
had  as a  cabinet  mijnister  access   to
the tenders already put in, is so absolutely out of touch with    rudimentary
political     morality    that    he     ought
to be a political impossibility in any
community.   He may be the most likeable man in the world; he may be personally the  most  honest  man  in  the
world; but he shows himself to be utterly  unfit  for public  positiorj.    The
very fact that he believes he did right
shows that he does not know the distinction between political right and political  wrong,  and a  gentleman    who
does  not know this cannot  safely be
trusted in a public position.   But this
is by no means the only reason why Mr.
Riley will win in Victoria.   The chief
reason why he will do so is the reasdii
why "Progress" is supporting, the Liberal candidates with all its ability.   The
people of Victoria want    the    Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, and they know
that they cannot get it unless the Liberals  are  kept  in  power.    It  is  because it is thoroughly impressed with
the al:     -te necessity in the interest of
this city and province that no obstacles
should be put in the way of the immediate construction of this line, that
this paper is working for the success of
that party.   Just as it would work for
a railway on this Island and support
any government that would show that
it proposed to construct it, so it works
for the Liberal party now.    Of.  Mr.
Riley's personal fitness for the position
of representative,  "Progress"  does not
feel called upon to say much.   He has
proved his efficiency, but if his record
was one of absolute inactivity, it would I
still plead for his return as the Liberal
candidate,  so that it may not be laid
to the charge of Victoria that it failed
to do what lay in its power to bring
about the construction of the grea.t railway, the building of which means so
much for Canada, British Columbia and
tlie  city  of  Victoria.    Lest  what  has
been  said  may  be  misunderstood,   we
hasten to say that in his capacity as a
representative Mr. Riley has done excellent work for Victoria.   This city never
lias had a representative in the House
of Commons whose record is at all comparable with his in this respect, but we
repeat that if he had been inactive, and
like some of those who have preceded
him, had simply been content to vote
with his party and perhaps occasionally
scold  a  little,  the  people  of Victoria
ought to return him, because he stands
for the greatest public work ever  inaugurated in the history of Canada.
Mr. Ralph Smith's prospects are excellent. His friends are confident that
he will have a handsome majority, and
there is good reason to expect that he
will poll more votes than both his opponents. In the city of Nanaimo, where
the Western Federation of Miners is
in the hands of the Socialists, that organization has sacrificed so many things
Which the labor unions gained for the
miners, that it has lost its hold upon
the great body of the working men.
From thc way things look at present,
Mr. Smith ought to come out of Nanaimo and Ladysmith ahead of his rivals. In Cowichan Riding he will undoubtedly have a good majority. A
good many Conservatives will not vote
for Mr. Wolley, but the ranks of the
Liberals are unbroken. In this riding
the Socialists cut absolutely no figure
worth mentioning. The Islands are
strong for Mr. Smith. At a meeting
held on Wednesday night at Cowichan,
Mr. Wolley placed himself on record as
opposed to the public works that have
been carried on in this part of the constituency, notably the canal on Pender
Island and the breakwater at Sidney. He likewise objected to the
wharf to be constructed at Ladysmith.
A candidate who objects to necessary
public works in a community can hardly
hope to get votes there. A thorough
canvass of Esquimalt has not yet been
made, but Mr. Smitn s friends are confident of carrying it by a substantial
majority. The Saanich peninsula is
safe to go Liberal. It is an interesting
thing in this connection to note that
every large employer of labor in the
Nanaimo District is supporting Mr.
Smith, with one exception, namely, Mr.
Haslam of the Nanaimo saw mill, who
is such a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative that nothing could persuade him
to vote Liberal.
In Comox-Atlin, the opposition to Mr.
Sloan, the Liberal candidate, is only
perfunctory. It is not certain that he
will be opposed, but if he is, it will only
be because the local Conservatives wish
to make him spend some money.
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OH YES, the Russians will probably
win in the long run.
* .*   *
CAN a cow bell be referred to as bell
of the bawl?
* *   *
FUR overcoats came in handy at the
grand   Conservative-   free-forJall   this
* *   *
COL. PRIOR'S political chances
would seem to have gone up the Chimney (fifth variation).
* *   *
ALL puns upon the second name of
the Conservative candidate   here   are
barred as infra dig.
* *   *
THE observation that corporations
have no souls doesn't apply to the Shoe
Trust surely.
* *   *
REAL estate in Sandon is active
again.    They have had two big slides
this week.
* *   *
ADVICES from the lower Mainland
No One Is
But Voters Hust Cast Their Ballots Where Registered
in flay.
It is not definitely known how many
have been added to the Victoria City
voters' list during the past few months,,
in response to the advertisements of
Mr. Harvey Combe, the collector, warning the public against the approach of
the "last opportunity." With transfers
and new arrivals it is, however, probable that an addition of two or three -
hundred names will follow the passing
of the list by the Court of Revision
which sits for the purpose next month..
Against this there will be the offset of
those names removed from the Victoria register, and enrolled in other electoral districts to which the voters have
removed, but it is to be expected that
there will be a "balance" of one and
perhaps one hundred and fifty to the
advantage of the Victoria City voters'
Unfortunately these gained voters will
not have opportunity to cast their ballots
for George Riley in the present contest,
for the federal election preceding the
revision of the voters' list, it will be
upon the old register, and everyone will
vote where he was registered in May
last, even although since that date he
may have applied to and have had his
name removed from the roll in his former place of registry, and have duly enrolled himself in some other electoral
This is a matter of importance, which
should not be lost sight of by the in-,
terested if they value the right ter. exercise the franchise.
AH' names upon the voters' list up to
the revision in May last will vote: as
recorded . on that list, despite any
subsequent proceedings or action or.
their part or on the part of collectors of
voters here or elsewhere. Hence if you
were registered in 'Nanaimo or in Van-:
couver, or in Nelson last May, you must •
vote in the place in which you were
then registered, or not at all  :
There are 4,511 qualified to cast their
ballots iri this city.
The impression has been quite- general that voters who had had their
names transferred since May last would
—having received official notice that
their names had been stricken from thc
old roll—be unavoidably disfranchised
insofar as the forthcoming election is
concerned, their names having been removed from the one list and as yet not
being placed on the new list, as the
revision court cannot sit until after the
This, it is announced, is not the case,
are to the effect that the bombardment     ;	
of the festive pheasant there makes the so far as the Dominion list is concern
Russo-Japanese'* soiree look like a deaf ed| sjnce transfers made since May last
and dumb social. will  not be  reported to the  Clerk in
* *   * ' Chancery at Ottawa until after the Re-
THE resignation of the chairman of vjsi0n Court has been held.
the Railway Commission has been re-j Voters will find their names in the
ceived with a great Blare of Tory Tfutfi- ijsts for the election on the 3rd No-
pets, j vembcr exactly as they  were prior to
* *   * ! May last, and will make their arrange-
POOR  old  Kuropat!    It's  hard   to  ments accordingly.
have your hands and feet tied and then j 	
be told to go in and win.   They might  —Manual Training:
at least leave him foot-free. |    This week an evening school of nian-
* *   * ; ual training   has   been   opened in   thc
SINCE pit-lamp hutning has become  building attached to the Central School.
general in the vicinity of Millstream, the The object of this school is to afford
cattle will wear bells for self-protection, any one an opportunity to take up a
as well as phosphorescent signs reading course in woodwork.   Each student has
the free use of a bench and its complement of tools and he is also supplied
with wood to make the models which
* •    •
ONE great difficulty about entertain
ing a woman friend from thc country °n completion become the property of
is the suspicion with which she regards **  sIndent     Ihe  school  meets  every
the creamery butter. 1 T^ f,ld T,,urf «f evclll"S »* 745
* *   * closing at 9.15  and  (bus each  student
 ' receives 8 lessons per month for which
CAN it be that the barbers  union is a fee of $2 is charged So far ovcr thirtv
responsible  for the agitation  111  China  studcnts havc joinet! thc class and ap
for (Ire abolition  of the queue in the  there |? acc0minodalio« for 40 students
army 1 j on]V]  anyone    now    wishing    to    joir
* *   * ! should do so without delay.    There i?
THERE is hope for British Columbia  also    a class   formed    in    mechanical
—journalism  has   more   representatives  drawing which meets every Wednesday
among the candidates in this province  evening at 7.30.
for the Mouse of  Commons than  any , 	
other trade or profession.
*   *   *
THEY do say that before he reflcct-
Thc Canadian law forbidding the pictorial  description on  the billboards o"
crimes or violence is hitting hard sev
ed, Col. Prior heartily ejaculated "here,  eral of thc most lurid of the travellhr
here," when the "Wizard of Oz" scarecrow observed:  "I'm so ner-r-rvous!"
It is a good law just thc. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, OCT. 22,   1904
—Wild Things:
Forsaking political questions for the
present, the committee on lectures at
the Y. M. C. A. have chosen a subject
dealing with the natural history of North
Western America for the next of the
series of free lectures at that institution.
Illustrations will be shown of the sea
urchin, ant lion, a few birds and nests,
the seals on the rookeries, numerous
bear and deer pictures, mountain sheep
and goats, panther, lynx, beaver and
numerous animals. H. F. Pullen, the
lecturer, will tell something of the habits and peculiarities of each in sue
cession, thus providing a pleasant and
instructive hour's entertainment. A
number of ladies have attended each of
the previous lectures and they are especially invited to attend the next.
A rare treat is in store for local
theatre-goers in the approaching visit
of Arthur Dunn in "The Runaways," a
gorgeous musical extravaganza which
played all last summer at the Casino
Theatre, New York. The piece is said
to have cost $75,000 before the rise of
the curtain on the first act, and is easily the most ■elaborate of all the Shu-
bert, Nixon & Zimmerman attractions.
Positive assurance is given that the production is coming intact from the Casino, and there will be three groups of
the handsomest show girls on the stage,
one group appearing as the six widows
of King Goulash IL, another as daisies,
and another as jockies at the popular
Saratoga race-track. In "The Runa;
ways," will be three comedians and the
company will include Chas. Dox, Clarence Harvey, Wm. Meehan, Thos.
Whitbread, and Misses Ermanie Earle,
Sallie Randall, Blanche Wayne, the
Althea sisters and seventy-five others.
The production of Mascagni's new
opera of "Arnica" will be the great
musical event of the season in Europe.
The initial presentation will be ' at
Monte Carlo on March 1, when Mas-
cagni will himself conduct the orchestra. Arnica, the young girl heroine, will
be done by Mme. Calve. M. Renaud, of
the Paris Opera, will take the part of
a shepherd, and M. Rousselier, the
tenor, will be allotted the role of
Georgio. "Arnica" is a modern tragedy,
the scene of which is laid in Piedmont.
The first act passes in a farm; the second in a mountain gorge with a rushing torrent, into which in the finale,
Arnica throws herself and perishes after
an intense dramatic scene.
Florence Gale, who comes to the local
theatre early next month, will provide
Victorians with the first Shakespeare of
the season. She will play "As You
Like It," the supporting company including Mark Price, an old Cordray
•actor; George Sylvester, Paul Taylor,
John Alexander, Margaret Bower and
Gertrude Fowler.
Florence Roberts will be here in December with a new company and a
brand new repertoire. She will probably
make "Marta of the Lowlands" her star
bill. Her company includes Hobart
Bosworth, last seen here as leading man
with Mrs. Fiske; Lucius Henderson.-
Gregory Rogers, William Yerance, Louise i\.oyce, Lillian Arinsby, Georgie
Woodthorpe (who off the stage is Mrs.
Fred. Cooper, a one-time resident of
this city), and Ollie Cooper.
"A Country Giry," one of the most
popular of modem musical farces, has
a date here in November. It comes
nearer the mark of the old workmanlike
Gilbert and Sullivan operas than any
of its contemporaries.
Gloria" as she is called—an actress not*
too proud nor yet too particular to receive a diamond necklace from anyone
in a position to present it. The fun of
the piece comes about through three
men, one of the married, another en-,
gaged to be married, and the third a
fire-eating Texan, becoming involved in
the attempted purchase and presentation
to Gloria of a necklace she has set her
heart upon.
There are few actors on the stage
the equal in character parts of Theodore Roberts who plays Jim Hackler
in George Ade^s "The County Chairman" which Henry W. Savage offers at
the Victoria theatre on Thursday. Mr.
Roberts is distinguished for his portrayal of American characters and as
Jim Hackler, the county charinian, he, is
very pretty and appropriate. It is the
excellent policy of the management of
this local attraction not to send to San
Francisco or anywhere else for aught
in connection with the production that
can be purchased or made at home.
Wise policy!
Charles Morton, the "father of music
halls," is dead in London, at the age of
Photographs of the principal characters and scenes in the big triple show
which Mme Myee and her pupils put 041
next Wednesday, will be on exhibition
in the store windows in a day or two.
presented by Mr. MacLain and Miss
Mack, and portrays the troubles of a
clergyman and a scapegoat twin-brother.
Mixed , up ,with them is a charming
young woman who has given up everything frivolous oil account of her engagement to the aforesaid clergyman,
and all kinds of complications ensue.
In the hands. of MacLain and Mack
the piece is well done. Miss Mack's
emotional work is particularly good, and
the   whole  number, is   a  star   feature.
Anions; the strong attractions for next
week at the Grand are a number of
famous feature acts.   There is for in-
Manager Jamieson of the Grand provides;' his. patrons, with quite the neatest
programme of any theatre in the province. Like the Grand shows, it is persistently bigger and better than before.
Rose    Eytinge    will    probably    play
"Romeo and Juliet" here in November.
"A Solitary Passenger."
"Glittering Gloria," which will delight
local lovers of light opera on Monday
evening next, is the latest production
of Hugh Morton, author of "Thc Belle
of New York." It was first produced
at Sir Charles Wyndham's theatre in.
London and made aft unqualified sue-1
Cess, which has since been duplicated
in America. This season it has been
sent on tour by the same management
that gave Victorians "San Toy," with
the scenic production used at Daly's
Theatre, and with Isadore Rush as the
star. The story of the play revolves
around     Gloria     Grant — "Glittering
seen at his best. Hackler is a bluff,
honest, lovable man—the leading citizen of Antioch, the village in thc Middle West where the scenes of "The
County Chairman" are laid.
Professor Pfcrdner is to conduct thc
opera of "Dorothy," which local amateurs arc to put on with a company of
62 people 011 the evenings of November 22-3.
The costumes for "Dorothy" are being made at home and promise to- be
stance the refined musical act of Young
and Brooks. The Wliitesides present
their comedy-travesty "Nonsense." Kennedy and Vincent has a merry skit captioned "The Belle and the Bell-boy."
The Mandeville Sisters offer singing and
dancing; Mr. Frederic Roberts has a
new and suitable song; and the animated pictures will be new and interesting.
A clever dramatic sketch that is far
above the usual run of such things on
thc vaudeville stage is the leading feature of this week at the Grand,   It is
Look out for any political party that
attempts to catch the votes of unwary
electors hy indefensible phrase-making
in the place of rational argument. "A
government owned railway not a railway owned government" sounds very
smart, but it is as meaningless a parrot
call as at present used by the Conservatives, as could well be imagined. The
party is desperate indeed which attempts
to herd the electorate with empty phrases
rather than substantial policy.
Did you see the exhibit of Fruit fron
Rockside (Palmer's) Orchard?
Well, that was grown on
North Dairy Farm
in which there are numerous flve-acrl
blocks still for sale on easy terms by
4«    Fort Street Telephone 30I
Full line of
Graiiite and Tinware for Householders.)
Wharf St. VICTORIA B.G.j
Telephone 3.   P.O. Box 423.
Woodmen ol the World.
■ Meets ist and 3rd Fridays. Assessments arj
due and paynble^on the first day of the month!
Members must notify clerk of change of 1
upatiou and location.
Independent Forester*.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets iu No. 1 Hall
A O. U. W„ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m,  ]
Thos. Le Measeurier, Fin. Sec., Garbally RdJ
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, lqi Chatham Steeet.l
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. ia F. 6. K. meets ever!
Wednesday evening in EuBle Hall, Adelph
Block, at 8:30 p. 111. Sojour ■ ig brothers madl
welcome. Joseph Wacbter, ^. President; Frail
LeRov w. Secretary. '
Northern  Light, No.   5935.
H. O. F.
,„^.eet?2t,r,„al,,,d 1th w«d"«day in each montl
j-' *?.' ?:.Ha,1> Douglasst.   Visiting membej
cordially invited to all meetings. f
J, P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W, F. Fullertol
Secretary, *
Knights of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. t meets at their Hall cei
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday alt
p.m.  Sojourning brothers are always welcome!
J.H. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. ol K.& 1
Juvenile Ancient Order of Foreste
•Court No. 1 meeta first Tuesday in each iiu.ij
atK. ol P.Hall. Adult Foresters arc ai«a?
welcome, S. L. Redgrave, President; E.
l.oken. Secretary.
Some More Haslam PupilJ
Bessie Donsall, Solo Contralto (two seal
sons) with Ovide Musin; - 1
Mme. Ruby Cutter-Savage, leadingsolol
ist with Walter Damrosch and Nevf
York Symphony Orchestra (sprini
tOur 1904); now touring with CamH
panari: j
Hugh Kennedy, 12 Caledonia Ave., VicJ
toria, of whom Haslam wrote in 1900 i
"He has studied with me for soniej
years   .   .   .   and has gone with oil
further into the subjects of voice train-L
ing and chorus conducting than any!
other professional pupil I have practis-f
ing in the United States or Canada.'"
Salmon's Grand
Drawn for under the supervision ol Sp- rting I
Editors of thc Dally papers at Salmon's
cigar store, Victorin, B.C., on
Tuesday, October 25th, 1904.
Hace to be run Wednesday, Oct. 26th.
A largo number of starters expected,
Prizes divided as follows:
First Horse  40 per cen
Second Horse  20 per cen
Thlid Horse  HI per cen
Among starters (beingnon-winners) 10 per cen
Among non-starters  20 per cen
Less 10 percent, to defray expenses.
A grand total of 107 prizes.
Of  YC^H'S Whirlwind   of  Bargains
M-3wU0  M    XJai   M   «-,_ J Starts To=Day and lasts all next week.
TO-DAY ONLY. FURS. SMALL NEEDS. 4 Papers Pins ..    gc.
25 New Fall Jackets, worth up to $15;   15 Coney Ruffs. 8 tails, worth $7.50;   10 German Otter, Mink and Sable,       5-inch Duchess Neck Ribbon   ..ioc. yd.  2 packages Needles    5c
your choice for $5 each. whirlwind price .. $1.75      worth to $15; whirlwind price ,. $7.50 2 Spools Cotton ioc. 6 yds. Tape  ..   Sfc.
BLYGH'S Opposite  Redfern's Jewelry Store. PROGRESS, SATURDAY  OCT. 22,   1904
Treasures of
the Dim Past
Potteries  and Tapestries Tell of
the Civilization of a Prehistoric People,
"There is," as Robert Buchanan once
wrote in philosophical mood, "a wealth
of romance everywhere if one has but
the eyes to read it." To the prosaic,
deadly literal, there is nothing of fascination in the very miscellaneous collection making up the heterogeneous
stock-in-trade of a modern pawnbroker,
and yet perhaps there is no place in the
world more eloquent of the pathetic
struggles of the unfortunate and the
improvident, of the recklessness of misguided youth, of the extravagances of
the heart—of love of death, of desperation, of despair. Even here in
peaceful Victoria the pawnshops overrun with romance, and out of the tangle
of discarded raiment, jewels that have
purchased a temporary respite from importunity, old pictures, plate, fire-arms
and an infinity of odds and ends one
may weave romances that are vitalized
with heart interest, with pathos, tragedy and grim adventure.
Around and about one dusty grey collection of curious old pottery and even
more curious faded tapestries now stored away in the old curiosity shop of
Mr. A. A. Aaronson at the corner of
Broad and Johnson sireets there is
traced a story whose exciting chapters,
outlined in merest skeleton by the circumstantial evidence at hand, spread
themselves over a maze of countless
centuries and link with the busy present
Ithe pre-historic past—a story whose
Iframework would tempt the elaborating
|genius of a Dumas or a Stevenson.
How these treasures of a long dead
Ipast came to find their way to the shelves
land cupboards at Mr. Aaronson's is but
■incidental.   They were sold to him for a
i    In colors the pottery specimens run
I from creamy white    through  all    tiie
shades of yellow, red-brown and chocolate-brown   to   slaty  black.    They  are
unglazed but in numerous instances retain a surface polish unknown in modern examples of unglazed pottery.    In
ornamentation  the   striking   and   sym
bolic figures of the sun worshippers are
much in evidence.   Water jugs predom
inate,   with   here  and   there  a  utensil
which has been guessed at as an ancient
tear vase.    There are, too, charms of
grotesque pattern, five in number, eye
letted at the top as though to permit of
them being strung about the  neck or
sewn upon the garments of priests or
warriors.    The  curious   zig-zag  heiro
glyphics of the forerunners of the Az
tecs arc  frequently displayed,  with an
ever-present face and bust presumably
identified  with  the  sun god,  and prehistoric  animal  figures  in    which  the
monkey  has  a  conspicuous  place.    In
shapes the water jugs are well diversi
fied,  one  of the  oddities being much
in  the  form  of two half    dumb-bells
united by a slender hollow stem, a monkey forming the top and an unexplain-
able whistling sound being produced by
blowing into either neck.
Then there    are    demijohns,    vases,
pitchers,  and  ancient hand    or    altar
! lamps in design strikingly similar to
those of the Chaldeans. The older the
pottery as a rule, the richer and deeper
' the color, and the smoother the surface finish. Stripes are frequently worked into the pottery in vari-colored clays,
in a- manner not. comprehendable by the
modern potter, and it has numerous
other individual characteristics entirely
dissimilar from those of other ancient
pottery treasures from South or Central
America. To illustrate the strength
and hardness of certain specimens, it
may be mentioned that the collection includes pottery nails or spikes hardened
and sharpened to drive with stone or
metal hammer.
Apart from the pottery collection, but
of a certain relationship and possessing
pW   t    :\«»uiMa5BtS»li.i'i.»l
Scene From  "The County Chairman."
hong by the master of a German luni-
iber bark coming to Chemainus for cargo
[from one of the seaports of the South
I American Pacific.   'I nere had been war
la short time previous between the hot-
lheaded peoples of Chili and Peru, and
[•vaguely it is understood that during the
[strife an opportunity had been made by
daring free-booters to loot of their historic treasures several of the mountain
convents of the ancient country of the
Incas.   These had been accumulated by
the patient monks in years of studious
research  through  the    Peruvian  highlands—within the ruins of the forgotten
city of Cuzco, the home and capital of
the-sun-worshippers; at    Chancay and
Trugillo—being  for thc most part  recovered from caves, fifteen to fifty feet
beneath the surface, the fabrics wrapped
about the sepulchred mummies of a once
great  royal  race—the  pottery    playing
some  vaguely    comprehended  part    in
their burial rites.
Of these prehistoric examples of thc
' potter's art, Mr. Aaronson is now possessor of twenty-eight specimens, and
that one may grasp their antiquity and
their consequent value it may be men-*
tioned that in the opinion of the famous Dr. Dorsey, the antiquarian expert
of the Smithsonian Institution at Washington, D.C., who inspected the collection this summer in company with Dr.
Newcombe of this city, every one is unmistakably authentic and their ages
vary from one to five thousand years,
their history and adventures reaching
back into a past of which there is no
written chronicle.
Dr. Dorsey has' volunteered to attest
the genuineness of cacti and every item
in the collection, having himself made
special and exhaustive studies of the
contents of similar Peruvian caves and
sepulchres; while Ephraim George
Squire, another antiquarian and authoritative writer on prehistoric Peru and
its wonderful people, asserts that in
completeness the little collection now
unnoticed and unsung ill this little western Canadian cily, rivals and in some
respects surpasses the costly treasures
of the Smithsonian and the British museum.
perhaps even greater historic interest
and value as illustrating the riianufac-
turing skill of a people of whom the
present day knows little, and who
strangely enough seem to have - amid
all their advanced civilization groped
hopelessly for a written or even symbol written language, there are in Mr.
Aaronson's collection various spindles
and needles for weaving, as fine as
darning needles, and fashioned either
of crockery or polished bone Weaving frames are in evidence also, with
articles of personal use or adornment—
copper armlets, ear-rings, and combs of
fine, hard wood, the teeth sewn together
and to the frame with skill and infinite
patience. Squared mother-of-pearl and
shell ornaments abound and there are
musical instruments of human bones
sounding four or live piccolo-sharp
But it is the tapestry collection after
all that is worthy of longest study and
superlative admiration. It consists of
some 280 specimens carefully stretched
upon thirty sheets of 28x20 inches, attesting the care of the monkish collec-"
tors in thc preservation of their historic
treasures, fated to be ruthlessly wrested
from their hands. There are frontlets
or aprons, apparently for some ritualistic use, in vivid peacock green, red, yellow, brown and black, and combinations
of these colors in harmonious patterns
of admirable delicacy. Tapestry sleeves
are found that arc of almost microscope-inviting fineness, a network of fibre
so closely woven as to be almost watertight, and possessing a surface sheen of
silk. Forehead bands in ancient SJesign
are truly royal in their perfection of
finish, while a seemingly symbolic fish
and animal figure persistently in the
multitude of the designs. In all the tapestries true harmony in design and color
blending are evidenced; while the freshness and beauty of the colors is food for
amazed wonderment. Yellow, magenta,
pink, black, white, crimson, blue and
brown appear to be the favorite colors,
and thc sun worshipping symbolic human figure again is much in evidence.
Mummy wraps are numerous, hearing
the   figure   of   a curious double-bodied
animal, with open mouth and extremely
long tail-^a sort of double-headed dragon. Then there are magnificent vestments and plaids, altar cloths of richest red, silken in finish and with a heavy
fringe effect. Upon these a peculiar
duck is frequently displayed, while there
is seemingly no limit to the versatility
of the tapestry designers of this dead
and forgotten people.
It is perhaps not well to inquire too
closely as to details of how the collection came into the possession of the
mariner seller with whom the Victoria
purcnaser struck his bargain. There is
a hint that the despoilers of the Peruvian convent were captained by a noted
German antiquarian who seized what
seemed a favorable opportunity to ship
his treasures to a certain great museum
in Berlin—an institution wheh will never
display them for the amazement and instruction of students of world history.
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Surveyors, who have lately been in
the northern part of Vancouver Island,
report that there are a great many small
valleys exceedingly well adapted to settlement, and that climaljic conditions
are highly favorable to agriculture. This
is not in line with the views generally
held. When the Quatsino Power &
Pulp Company gets its plant in operation, which will be within fifteen
months, and the several mining ventures have progressed a little further,
settlement will flow into that part of
the Island, and one of the finest communities in the province will be located
there. All of which is additional proof
that what Victoria needs more than
anything else is a railway to thc north.
Mr. Wolley stated in Cowichan that
the public debt had increased under Liberal rule $35,000,000. The trouble with
this gentleman is that he goes to Sir
Charles Hibbert Tupper for his facts.
and Sir Charles is simply a political
fiction factory, unlimited. The public
debt has been decreased under the Liberal administration.
George Ade's quaint comedy-drama,
"The County Chairman," which Henry
W. Savage will offer at the Victoria
theatre on Thursday next was the greatest hit of last season in New York,
where it ran for 312 performances at
Wallack's Theatre, following 111 per-
performances a short time previous at
the Sludebaker theatre, Chicago. There
are many people on thc stage during
the play which contains 49 speaking-
parts. The cast is headed by Theodore Roberts as Jim Hackler, the county chairman, and George Thatcher.ihe
veteran minstrel, as Sassafras Living-'
ston, the shiftless darky. Jim Hackler
is a big, bluff, big hearted, middle-aged
bachelor who controls tiie political organization of his county. He is fond
of quoting Shakespeare and his catch
line "As Bill says" was a familiar saying in New York last season. Sassafras is an idle, shiftless colored man
who sells his vole to the highest bidder
and names his children after the candidates, but he is such a good natural
fellow that with all his faults everybody
likes him. George Ade, foremost of
American humorists, has done the best
work of his career in "The County
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i There is no room for doubt that an
understanding, if not an actual alliance,
exists  between  the  Socialists  and  the
Conservatives     in     Nanaimo   District
"Progress" does not say that   Mr. Clive
Phillipps-Wolley is a party to the arrangement, because it does not know this
to be the case, but it is absolutely clear
to' the observer of events that the combination formed during the last session
between Mr. Hawthornthwaite and the
local government  to keep the  Conservatives in power in the province is in
full working order in the Dominion contest.   The Socialists have no chance of
winning.   This is evident from the conditions existing in the city of Nanaimo.
where  they  will  be in a very considerable  minority  as compared  with  the
Liberals.    In Ladysmith they will poll)
their heaviest  vote, but there  is good
reason to believe that Mr. Smith will
equal  them   there.    Elsewhere   in   the
constituency they can only hope for a
few scattering votes.    They know this
as well as any one, yet they are keeping
up the fight.   The object of their doing
so can be best judged from the sort of
campaign they are putting up.     It   is
purely   a   campaign   of  abuse   of   Mr.
Smith.    By no possible chance do they
ever have a  word to say against Mr.
wolley or the Conservatives.   They do
not meet Mr. Smith, that is, they have
not met him except at Nanaimo.    At
Ladysmith, their stronghold, where there
is a considerable number of voters, who
came to  the  country  from continental
Europe, they did not put in an appearance, and their course is to fix a meeting the day after Mr. Smith's meeting
and devote the time to attacking him.
iney  pay  no   attention  to   what   Mr.
Wolley is doing.    He may assail them
as fiercely as he wishes, but they do not
resent it.    Their only object seems to
be to discredit Mr. Smith in the eyes
of  the  constituency.    This   is   exactly
in line with the course taken by Mr.
Hawthornthwaite and Mr. Williams, the
Socialist  members  of    the    Provincial
Legislature.   Their doctrine is that the
Liberals must be kept out of power at
all odds.   Let the Liberals retain office,
they say when talkiing privately or between elections, and the improvement in
conditions that will ensue will make the
people  feel  satisfied  and  postpone  indefinitely  the    revolution    which   thev
hope to precipitate.    Their only chance
lies   in  keeping  the   Conservatives   in,
where  they  are   now   in,   and   getting
them in where they are now out. Then
they tell  their  followers  that  dissatisfaction  will  increase  and  popular discontent can be fanned, they hope, into
This doctrine was openly promulgated
by a Socialist speaker at Cumberland
during the local election. The speaker
said that the Liberals must be kept out
of power, because they would inaugurate reforms, and "what we (the Socialists) are working for is revolution."
Whether there is any more immediately personal arrangement between the
Conservative party and the Socialist
leaders, "Progress" does not know. If
there is, it freely absolves Mr. Wolley
from any participation in it. Dismissing any question as to whether he would
be a parly to such an arrangement, any
one who knows him knows
that if he knew of such
a thing he would blurt it out. There are
some things that the Conservative managers would not tell their candidate;
but it cannot be denied that Mr. Wolley
is deriving what advantage can be gained from a campaign such as the Socialists
have undertaken, not because they hope
to elect, their candidate, but because.j
they hope to defeat Mr. Smith. "Progress" docs not wish to be understood
as saying that if thc Socialist candidate should retire, thc Socialist votes
would go to Mr. Smith. They would
go to Mr. Wolley, if they were cast at
all; but the hope is that by villifying Mr.
Smith, his standing before thc electors
can be weakened, and Mr. Wolley will
gain votes in consequence. The Socialists attack Mr. Smith as having been
false to the cause of labor; so does Mr.
Wolley. Thc only difference between
thc two is that llic Socialists attack Mr.
Smith personally, while Mr. Wolley docs
The alliance, although not an avowed one, and thought it will be repudiated
by Mr. Wolley and bis friends, exists
for all practical purposes, but it will
fail  of  its  object.    The  Socialists  are
disgusting every one by their abusive
course, and Mr. Wolley looks as if he
was already beginning to regret that
politics have given him such strange
The Conservatives tell us that, if they
are returned to power, they will build
a line of railway from some place to
some place else, and that it will be
owned by the government, and operated
by the government, or by a commission
or by the Grand Trunk. The last observation may seem startling. We "have
been told so often that the railway was
to be a government road, and that if the
Grand Trunk were permitted to build
it, they would carry the traffic to Portland, Maine, that "Progress" was not
prepared to learn that Mr. Borden, while
abandoning "the idea of a railway from
Winnipeg to Moncton and a contract
with the Grand Trunk Pacific binding
that company to carry the traffic to
Canadian seaports through Canadian
channels, proposed to build a line across
the prairies and allow the Grand Trunk
to handle its traffic. Yet this is actually what he told the people of Dun-
ville, Ont., on October 8, that he proposed to do. Every report of his speech
that occasion contains the astonishing
statement that the government, if the
Conservatives come into power, will
build., a railway across the prairies and
"permit the Grand Trunk to operate
its trains over it." Trains operated by
the Grand Trunk Railway will find their
way to the ocean at Portland, Maine,
which is the ocean terminus of that
system. It is idle to claim that if the
Grand Trunk is a
traffic of the Northwest over a government railway, it will not carry the traffic to Portland. The special object of
Sir Wilfrid Laurier in bringing into
existence the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway Company was to have the traffic to be developed over the' new line
handled by a company that could be
solemnly bound to carry it to Canadian
ports through Canadian channels. This
astounding proposal of Mr. Borden puts
him wholly out of court. It is the most
amazing declaration ever made by a
public man in Canada on a railway
question. He actually proposes to commit the country to a vast expenditure
in building a line of railway over which
he proposes to allow a company, having its ocean terminus at a foreign port
to operate its trains. Mr. Borden has
simply lost himself in the intricacies
of his so-called policy.
This is the only feature of the Borden
plan about which wc have any positive
information. He sent a long telegram
to Sir Charles Tupper in which he said
that, if he got into power, work upon
thc railway would begin at as many
places as possible as soon as the surveys could be made, which is about as
indefinite a statement as any one can
makes. He has said that he proposes to
buy a part of the C.P.R. that has been
losing money steadily ever since it was
built. In some mysterious way, and by
some route upon which he has not decided, he proposes lo connect the unprofitable Intercolonial with this tin-
profitable piece of the C. P. R., and
then he is going to build what would
be a profitable piece of line in any one's
hands and allow thc Grand Trunk to
operate trains over that,
This is thc Borden plan as disclosed
by the latest telegraphic advices from
the East, but as a day or two have
passed since the Leader of the Opposition was last heard from, he may in
the meantime have evolved some more
will do what he can to remedy the evil
alleged by Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper
to exist. The Conservatives tell us that
is a promise by Mr. Borden to give
special relief to British Columbia. It
is nothing of the kind. It is only a
promise by Mr. Borden that, if he comes
into power, he will endeavor to find out
if Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper has been
telling him the 'ruth.
One of the reasons why the local Conservatives say that the Liberals should
be  dismissed  from  office  is  that  they
have failed to put a  duty on  lumber.
Mr. Wolley laid very great stress upon
this point at one of his recent meetings.
He said among other things: "Mr. Andrew  Haslam,  of  Nanaimo,  who    has
made a fortune in lumber, says he "cannot carry on his operations unless the
duty is put on."   This is very funny to
people who know the facts.   The duty
was taken off lumber by the Conservatives some ten years or so ago, and if
Mr.  Haslam  has  managed  to make  a
fortune  under  these    conditions,  it   is
passing strange  that  he  now  says  he
cannot carry on his business unless he
duty is put on again.   There is another
circumstance   in   connection   with   Mr.
Haslam that is worth mentioning.    A
short time ago his mills  were burned
down.   If the business was a losing one,
and  he  had  already made  a  fortune,
most people would think that Mr. Haslam would not have rebuilt his mills.
But he did rebuild, and rebuilt as quickly as he could, and it is said, and "Pro-
.„ ......... ...... .. "'>-|gress» n0pes it js true, that he has more
owed to handle the B ,      ..      . r,\    Tl .    ,
'orders than he can fill. It is also notable that the Chemainus lumber people
are all supporting Mr. Smith, who freely
declares everywhere that he ..will never
vote for a duty on lumber and thereby
increase its cost to the new settlers in
the Northwest. If anyone will take a
walk around the sawmill district of
Victoria he will scarcely come to the
conclusion that the industry is languishing for want of a duty. The only
safe guide in forming a conclusion on
things of this kind is to note the condition of the industry alleged to be affected. No one, who does this, can
reach any other opinion than that the
lumber industry of British Columbia
does not need the imposition of a duty
to make it prosperous.
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The Conservative candidates arc making a great deal of the reference in Mr.
Borden's telegram to the question of
belter terms. This is a very funny telegram. It is addressed to Sir Hibbert
Tupper and it informs the gallant knight
that he, Sir Charles Hibbert, has said
that Ihe case of British Columbia calls
for exceptional treatment. If Sir Charles
Hibbert ever so informed Mr. Borden,
it is to be presumed that Sir Charles
Hibbert knew that he did so, and thc
only reason why Mr. Borden could possibly want to remind him of the fact was
lo tie him down to the statement, so
that by and bye he could not evade il.
Having reminded Sir Charles Hibbert
of what he had claimed, Mr. Borden
went on to fell him that he is prepared
lo take the special claims of British
Columbia into consideration and if there
is anything in them to grant relief. This
is a very funny promise. Substantially
what Mr. Borden says is that Sir
Charles Hibbert Tupper has told him
something which he, Mr. Borden, is not.
satisfied is thc truth, but if he comes
into power he will look into' thc matter
to see if it is true, and if it is true, he
It-is true that something more than a
change of government is needed to
bring about prosperity. The government must do something to change conditions under which business is done.
The Conservative party framed its
policy on the assumption that if high,
protection was granted to manufacturers thc whole country would enjoy prosperity. It may be conceded that they
reaily believed this. They were mistaken. In a country like Canada something more than assistance to one line
of industry is needed.
This is what the Liberals realized,
and it was upon this fact that they based
their policy. They recognized that agriculture is the chief industry of the
people of Canada, and "they set themselves to work to enable the farmers
to make more money. For this purpose they secured:
The abolition of the quarantine on
Canadian cattle imported into the United States.'
They provided for:
A highly developed system of cold
A live slock commission.
The cheaper., handling of agricultural
exports at points of shipment and at
their destination in Great Britain.
The development of the poultry industry. fl'i*.M
The development of the export trade
in  fruit.
The maintenance of a high standard
for  Canadian butter.
The distribution of improved seeds.
The establishment of the tobacco-
growing industry.
they looked' after the interests of
manufacturers by providing for the importation of raw materials free of
They stimulated the iron and lead industry hy substantial bonuses.
They promoted immigration into the
In this way they benefited all kinds of
industries and the result has been that
thc manufacturers have had more orders than they could fill, and have enjoyed greater prosperity under a lower
tariff. In short,' the Liberal government
recognized that Canadian industry is
many-sided. The Conservatives saw
only one side to it.
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To the surprise of all except his close
personal friends, Mr. Blair has resigned his position as chairman of thc Railway Commission. It was not generally
knqwn that Mr. Blair accepted the position with great reluctance and that he
only did so because he wished to organize the Commission, which he had been
instrumental in creating. When he was
in Victoria a few weeks ago, he said
that he did not expect to hold thc office
for any considerable length of time. He
was anxious to get back to the active
pursuit    of    business    and    he
received an offer of a kind which hi
could not in justice to himself and hit
family decline to entertain. He spoke
very freely on this point and said thai
the only question to be settled was oik
of terms. There is absolutely no political significance in his resignation. :
AT the Y. M. C. A. next Tuesday
evening Mr. H. F. Pullen will lecture
on the "Wild Things." After several
months' newspaper experience with printers short of "copy" and make-up nie'r
short or over "long" on "matter", it
is expected that the lecturer's remarks
had  will be well worth listening to. PROGRESS, SATURDAY,   OCT.  22, 1904
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* I    sThe Week in^Society    | S
A military wedding with all its
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was solemnized at Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday afternoon when
Venerable Archdeacon Scriven united
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Lady Hood of Barton Seagrave, Kettering and "Mayfair," London, and Miss
Helen Cardell Mouncey, eldest daughter
of Col. the Hon. Edward Gawlor Prior
of this city, one of the most popular of
the native daughters of Victoria. The
cathedral was a dream of floral loveliness for the important event, the harvest festival decorations remaining in
place, effectively supplemented with artistic arrangements of ferns, crysanthe-
mums, dahlias and calla lilies, for which
the young lady friends of the bride were
responsible—notably Miss Sophie Pemberton, Miss Keefer and Mrs. W. F.
Burton. The bridal pair plighted their
troth at the altar beneath a crysanthe-
mum and smilax bell, its tongue one
immense and fragrant calla. The wedding was fully choral, Mr. George Pauline presiding at the organ and the wedding being set in the musical accompaniment of the bridal suite from "Tann-
hatiser," the wedding party entering at
3 promptly to the rich strains of the
march, "Hail to The Bride," the all-
important central figure in the ceremony
leaning upon the arm of her father by
whom she was given away. The bride's
gown was a creation of the sheerest
chiffon cloth over chiffon and silk; the
skirt falling in soft folds with much
shirring, tucks and ruchings; the bodice
a mass of niching and deep point applique lace with white Eouisine silk
girdle, the sleeves being large puffs and
finished at the elbows with lace and
chiffon; thc yoke also being of lace.
,The tulle veil, which had been worn by
her mother and seven other happy
brides, was held in place by the custom-
iary wreath of orange blossoms. Her
bnly ornament a handsome art nouveau
[necklace with pearl pendants, the gift
if Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Barnard, and a
arge snower bouquet of roses and smi-
a'x completed the charming costume.
She was attended by her maid of honor,
,ittle Miss Jessie  Prior,  and by Miss
^Lttcy Little, both very dainty in frocks
pf accordion pieated silk with chou and
berthas of ecru lace, their large white
ats having streamers of ribbon.   Miss
MGladys Perry, another bridesmaid, wore
in exquisite gown of yellow, chiffon, the
whole a mass of ruchings and lace with
elbow sleeves; her large chapeau, also
of yellow chiffon, edged with Valenciennes and roses shaded from the
deepest amber to the palest yellow. The
bridesmaids wore pretty pearl and turquoise pins, the gift of the groom, and
carried on their arms large bunches of
yellow crysanthemunis with streamers.
Lieut. Hattell H. Foil, R.A., was best
man, and Mr. Basil Prior, brother oi
the bride, with a number of the brother
officers of the groom, all in full dress
uniform, were ushers. On leaving the
cathedral the bride and groom passed
beneath the crossed swords of the officers, who lined the centre aisle. Returning to "The Priory," most intimate
friends and relatives extended felicitations to the happy pair, who received in
the drawing room, a bower of beauty,
decorated with yellow daisies - and
crysanthemunis, the bow window having gay festoonings of white and yellow
with large bows of ribbon. Refreshments were served in the dining-room,
the table being particularly artistic,
adorned with a large bowl of calla lilies
surrounded by four silver candlesticks
and bunches of white carnations, above
the table being a network of smilax and
electric bulbs with yellow shades, which
cast a mellow rediance on the pretty
scene. A large marque was erected for
the guard of honor, comprised of the
non-commissioned officers and men of
the 48th S. M. company, R. E., of His
Majesty's Imperial army stationed at
Work Point barracks. The Misses Loe-
•wen and Mrs. Robin W. Dunsmuir are
entitled to much praise for the exceedingly beautiful interior floral arrangements at "The Priory." ■ Mrs, Prior received in black voile handsomely trimmed with lace and black velvet; she was
assisted by Mrs. P. S. Lampman, a sister of the bride, in chocolate broadcloth
with Arabian embroidery garnitures and
large champagne colored hat with foliage. Later in the evening the bride
ind groom left for a short honeymoon
visit to California, upon their return
from which, nn the eventful 3rd
of November, they will take up their
residence at Esquimalt. The brides'
Igoing away dress was a dark blue pebble
'cloth with polka dot, trimmed with plain
blue and gun metal buttons, the chapeau being a dainty beaver with wing
and green medallions. Among the wedding day gifts may be mentioned the
Chafing dish, Gen. Sir Henry and
Lady Geary, the Misses Geary; Doulton
tea service, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Elliston; silver butter dish, Mr. and Mrs.
Combe; silver salt cellar, Capt. and
Mrs. Wright; silver salt cellar, Mrs. H.
E. Oliver; oak and silver butter dish.
Mrs. W. F. Burton; silver fish slice and
fork, Mr. Butterficld; silver entree
dishes, Mr. Hattell H. Foil, R.A.;
check, Mrs. Dunsmuir; fish knives and
forks, Lt.-Col. and Mrs. Jones; silver
gravy spoon, Mrs. and Miss Newlings;
belt, Mrs. Paxton; check, Mr. and Mrs.
Bateman-Kay; tea cosy, Mr. and Mrs.
Klock; teaspoons, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Peters; oak table, Miss Pooley; sugar
sifter, Miss Vernon; cut glass vases,
Capt. Blandy, R.E.; carving set, Mr.
and Mrs. Genge; China vase, Mr. and
Mrs. R. E. Barkeley; gold and turquoise hat pins, Miss Susie Pemberton;
gold bell, Mr. F. D. Little; salt dish,
Miss A. Harvey; cut glass and silver
glasses, the Misses Harvey; silver
spoons, Mr. and Mrs. E. Crow Baker;
bronze inkstand, Mr. and Mrs. Day
Hort Macdowall; berry spoons, Mr. and
Mrs. Spratt; silver frame, Mr. and Mrs.
Langworthy; lace tea cosy, Mrs. Mc-.
Elhinny; silver bon-bon dishes, Miss
Violet Powell; silver and lace coffee
jacket, Mrs. and Miss Keefer; jewel
case, Lt.-Col., Mrs. and Capt. Worsnop;
five o'clock .tea spoons, Mr. and  Mrs.
F. B. Pemberton; silver salts (four),
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Rithet; cut glass
bon-bon dish, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Griffiths; 'silver filigree and cut glass perfume bottle, Mr. and Mrs. A. Seymour
Going; vase, Mrs. Bolton; silver and
glass bottle, Sir Charles and Lady Tupper; silver jewel box, Miss Tnpper;
Australian china plate, Mr. Grubbe; picture, Mrs. Duncan MacTavish; art nouveau necklace, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Barnard; chafing dish, Capt, and Mrs. Bunbury; Wedgewood jug, Mr. C. E. Pooley; cut glass and silver vases, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Laing; silver frame, Mr. and
Mrs. Mara; handkerchief case, Mrs. G.
V. Cuppage; hand embroidered.handkerchief, Mr. Davidson; doylies and collar, Mrs. Macnaughton Jones; cut glass
decanters, Dr. and Miss Davie; silver
candlesticks and silver salver, Officers
and Honorary members of R. A. and R.
E. mess of the Work Point Barracks;
silver pepper pots, Mrs. Bland; Indian
shawl, Miss Boswell; water color painting, Mr. Galletly; silver cream jug, Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Senkler; one dozen teaspoons, Mrs. and the Misses Flumerfelt:
hand-painted insertion, Mrs. Walter
Langley;. silver sugar tongs, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Rhodes; teak table, Mr. and
Mrs. A. G. Langley; vase, Mr. and Mrs.
Blackwood; cut glass vases, the Misses
Blackwood; pepper and salts, Mr. A.
W. Vowell; vase, the Misses Tolmie;
cut glass dish, Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Dunsmuir; travelling clock, Mr. and
Mrs. G. H. Barnard; handsome silver
lea service and oak tray, presented by
non-commissioned officers and men of
the 48th S. M. Co., R. E.; silver cream
jug and stigur basin, Capt. and Mrs.
Parry; travelling clock, Sir Henri Joly
de Lotbiniere; fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs.
F. D. Little; silver and cut glass pepper
pot, Miss Little; cut glass salts and
mustard, Mrs. and Miss Holmes; vase,
Messrs. Challoner & Mitchell; salts and
mustard, Mr. Malcolm Scarth; silver
salt cellars, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Bell and
Miss Bell; Doulton plate, Capt and Mrs.
Freeman; cut glass vase, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Pooley; check, brides' father;
check, I-I. K. Prior; check ,Mrs. James
Dunsmuir; spoons and forks (one dozen each). Miss Gladys Perry; brass tray
and stand, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pooley;
cut glass vases, Miss Macnaughton-
Jones ; silver butter knife, the Misses
Green; teak chair, Mr, Basil Prior; teacups and saucers, Miss Jessie Prior;
house and table linen, Mrs. Prior; silver service, Mr. and Mrs. Kerr; silver
paper knife, Dr. and Mrs, Powell; water
color painting, Mr.' and Mrs. Bullen;
Crown Derby plate, Mr. and Mrs. Bullen; clock, Mr. H. Davey; Chinese cocoa
set, Messrs. V. and C. Slangers; amethyst
heart, Miss M. Langley; silver dish,
Mr. Geo. Langley; cushion, Miss Gertrude Loewen; pockerwork tray, Mrs.
Loewen; silver service, Mr. and Mrs.
Vernon; iacc doylies, thc Misses Mc-
Elaborate preparations are being made
for the annual Hospital Ball to he held
next Thursday evening at thc Assembly Hall, Fort street, and for which
an   energetic   committee  of  ladies   has
been making preliminary arrangements
during several weeks past. The floor,
the supper, the music and the decorations, it is expected, will be better than
in any past year ,and it is to be hoped
that the efforts of the ladies will bd
abundantly rewarded. The ball will be
under the patronage of Commodore and
Mrs. Goodrich, His Worship the Mayor
and Mrs. Barnard and the board of aldermen, Colonel English and the officers of His Majesty's navy, Colonel and
Mrs. Hall and the officers o.f the Fifth
Regiment, the Premier and Mrs. Mc-(
Bride, the United States consul and
Mrs. Abraham Smith, the president and
board of directors of the Provincial
Royal Jubilee hospital, the president and
members of the Woman's Auxiliary and
leading citizens.
* *   *
The ladies of the committee arranging
for the forthcoming Hospital Ball hope
and fully expect that this year Victorians both young and not so young will
manifest their cordial interest both in
this pleasant annual function and the
institution of which it is in aid, by
turning out en masse to make the ball
of 1904 a record making event, for
pleasurable character and financial success. Visitors will be cordially welcomed of course, but it is Victorians
first and before all who should work tn
make the ball a great success and it is
Victorians  upon  whom  the  ladies  are
•    •    a
Mrs. Claries has returned from thc
Royal City, where she enjoyed an extended visit with Mrs., Worsfold, her
daughter. Just prior to her departure
for home, Mrs. Gaynor entertained at
.a smart tea in her honor, Mrs. C. N.
MacDonald assisting the hostess, and
the table decorations being a very effective arrangement of red dahlias.
* *   *
Mr. Graham Drinkwater and his bride
(nee Miss Muriel Greenshields) of
Montreal, have been spending a portion
of their honeymoon here this week.
The groom is a great favorite in Montreal social and athletic circles. He is
a son of Mr. Chas. Drinkwater, secretary of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
* *   *
His Excellency the Governor-General
and the Countess of Minto will give
their State dinner at Gorernment House
on Wednesday, November 9, the birthday of His Majesty the King,
.*   *   +
Mrs. Fawcett is making an extended
visit with her parents in Toronto.
* *   *
Mr. W. C. Wells has returned from n.
visit to Ottawa, Montreal and other
Eastern .centres.
* *   *
The marriage of Mr. E. A. Earle of
Montreal, formerly of the Victoria
branch of the Royal Bank, and Miss
May Salsbury, took place in Vancouver
on Thursday.
* *   *
Mrs. Eckford, of High River, Alta.,
and her sister, Miss ■Hendric, of Hamilton, have returned East after a short
but pleasant visit with Victoria friends.
* *   *
Mrs. Frederick Billings has returned
from a delightful visit with friends in
New Westminster.
* *   *
Hon. Justice Walkem has returned
from   a   pleasant   visit   with   Mainland
* *   *
Mr. Frank Moberly, C. E., leaves
shortly to take up his work in connection with the G. T. P. .surveying in flic
* *   *
Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich -entertained at dinner Tuesday evening in
honor of General Sir Charles and Lady
* *   *
Lake Abitibi section.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Thomas have
arrived here from Toronto with the
intention    of  making    Victoria    their
* *   *
Mrs. J. H. S. Matson is spending a
few days at the Hotel Strathcona;,
Shawnigan Lake.
* *   *
Miss Work is enjoying an autumnal
holiday at Shawnigan Lake.
* *   *
Mrs. Pigott is visiting friends in
(Continued on page 6.)
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The Week in Society
Continued from page 5.
Members of No. 4 Company of the
Fifth Regiment enjoyed another of their
popular smokers and socials on Thursday evening.
* *   *
•The marriage of Mr. A. H. Ridgeway
of this city and Miss Nadine Wilber of
Tacoma was solemnized on Tuesday,
Rev. G. K. B. Adams, pastor of the
Metropolitan Methodist Church, officiating.
* *   *
Mr. G. Jennings Burnett has accepted
the position of organist at St. John's,
and has again taken up his residence
here,  much  to  the  delight  of  musical
* *   *
Mr. A. Jardinc Baxter of Vancouver, spent several days of this week
with Victoria friends.
* *   *
Mr.  and. Mrs.  Corsan of Vancouver
are tlie guests of Victoria friends.
* *   *
Rev. Canon Beanlands, who is now
in Switzerland, expects to return to
Victoria during December.
* *   *
The Sons and Daughters of St. George
have decided to hold their annual masquerade ball about mid-November.
* *   *
Miss Glen Switzer was the guest of
honor at a reception given in Institute
Hall Monday evening by the intermediate choir of St. Andrew's (R. C.) cathedral. She has just returned from a
successful two months' tour with Miss
Marrack and Mr. Herbert Taylor.
* *   *
The Misses Cambie are visiting this
week with friends in the Capital.
* *   *
Mr. E. Whyte has returned from Atlin and this week received a cordial
greeting from his old friends here.
* *   *
Mr. W. A. Lawson and Mr. Harry
Briggs spent last week in the Kootenays. i" il
* *   *   .
Mr. Wynn Meredith has left on a
flying trip to California.
* *   *
Mr. A. C. Stewart of Vancouver has
spent the greater part of the week with
Island friends.
* *   *
Miss Pemberton's pictures are being
exhibited in Vancouver this week.
* *   *
The Misses Guille of Vancouver are
visiting Victoria friends.
* *   *
Captain S. Martin of Whitehorse has
arrived down for the winter months.
Mr. E. O. S. Scholefield is, since the
departure of Mr. R. B. Powell, acting
as private secretary for the Lieutenant
Governor, Sir Henri Joly de Lotbiniere.
Captain John Green of St. Johns,
Newfoundland, with his niece and
grand-daughter are guests of Captain
Harry Parsons, Pembroke street.
Ml       T •     •     •
Mrs. John Hylancls has arrived from
Cassiar and will probably go to San
Francisco to spend the winter with her
* a    •
Mr. James Murray has returned from
an extended visit with Eastern friends.
* •    •
Capt. and Mrs. J. W. Troup have returned  from  the  East  and  St.  Loin's.
*   *   »
Mr. Fred Peters, K.C., is in Ottawa.
Victoria friends will learn with keen
regret of the serious illness of Mrs. J.
H. Turner, wife of the Agent-General
in London, who recently underwent a
critical operation from which she is not
making such rapid recovery as was
hoped for by friends and medical at-'
* *   *
Mayor McGuigan of Vancouver spent
the week end at the Capital.
* *   *
At the Fives Court, Work Point, on
Thursday evening, the Royal Engineers'
Quadrille Club gave a delightful dance,
at which many civilian guests were hospitably entertained. The Sehl-Bantly
jrch'estra provided music, and floor and
tupper arrangements were all that could
)e desired.
* *   *
Mr. D. R. Harris has returned from
1 busy season in the north in connection with the delimitation of the Canada-
Alaska boundary.
* *   *
Dr. H. Grattan Guinness, thc distinguished founder of missions, traveller
and author, with Mrs. Guinness, is
visiting Victoria.
The romance of Leonard's Coffee
Palace which furnished many columns
of interesting reading for the public of
Vancouver in the reports of Police
Officer Wilsher's trial for flirting,-culminated in a wedding at Christ Church,
in the Terminal City, Tuesday, Rev. C.
C. Owen officiating. The groom was
Mr. Wilshire and the bride Miss M.
Baxter, erstwhile managress of the rer
freshment parlor in question. Miss
Alice Carscallen and Mr. McDade were
the supporting couple. The bride and
groom are now visiting Victoria.
* *   *
At Sir William Wallace Hall on
Wednesday evening, a merry social
dance was given under the auspices of
the Companions of the Forest. About
sixty couples were present and all had a
thoroughly good time.
Mrs. Bland entertained at the tea hour
last Friday in honor of Lady Parsons,
wife of tne General Commanding in
Canada, to meet whom fifty or sixty
Victoria ladies were invited. The tables
were very daintily decorated with
masses of crysanthemums, the color
scheme being altogether in white, and
the effect decidedly artistic. The ladies
of the service assisted the hostess in
dispensing the hospitalities of the occasion.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Robinson are
down from Atlin and wSl probably
spend the winter months on "The Outside."
* *   *
Mr. Oscar Lucas lias returned from a
flying visit to the St. Louis Exposition,
where he saw everything worth seeing
but didn't go near the Pike.
* *   *
Mr. W. H. Jones has returned to
Victoria from a two years' residence in
Dawson. ,
Rushing to
Accidental Discovery of Gold on
Stewart Affluent—Grea^Bear
Lake Too.
Editor Progress:—The ■ Fifth Regiment Band is returning today from the
first tour ever attempted by a British
Columbia musical organization. Victoria in sending out such a band, stands
by itself in the West.
The band has had, without doubt,
from a musical standpoint, a successful
lour. Tliere is evidence of that fact
in thc flattering comments of some of
the most conservative newspapers tyi
Western America, copies of which have
been forwarded to this office. Their
playing has not only pleased but created enthusiasm wherever they have appeared. Large audiences have greeted
them. It is to be hoped-that one of the
largest audiences, so far as the building
will permit, will assemble in the theatre
this evening, not only to hear, but to
cheer them and to welcome them home.
How often is. it "That a Prophet is not
without honor save in his own country."
But, perhaps, in a band there is a reason
for this We hear them so often.
They play for us on every occasion be
it grave or gay, and wc do not always
recognize their merit. In this case let
us give them the same bumper house
that we would give a strange band that
had earned the same reputation. Of
course, some special soloists have been
added to the band and have contributed
much towards its success, but that
should be an additional reason why they
should be heard at the theatre this evening so that wc may have an opportunity
of judging what kind of a band we
might have in Victoria if we could only
provide it with sufficient work. There
is another reason why a good audience
would be encouraging. They may need
thc .money to make their venture a financial success.
That twenty men on a two months'
tour,'in such an organization, could not
help being a good advertising medium
for Ihe city, even if they had not a dollar's worth of advertising matter with
them, is apparent unless each man had
lost the power of speech. Tf their trip
has beeir reasonably successful from a financial standpoint then it! opens up
many avenues by which splendid advertising can be done for Victoria.
It is a mistake to think that the Tourist Association was not in favor of their
lour and did not wish to help them.
They promised all the help possible, and,
I am sure that no one in the city would
be more pleased to sec them come out
ahead financially and to have crowded
houses to-night and to-morrow night
than the .Association, whose sole creed
is to help and encourage every industry,
institution or organization that has its
home in Victoria.
Secretary of the Tourist Association
Victoria, Oct. 21, 1004.
The Lead Situation.—"George Col-
man's weight is so wearing on the
foundation of the Waldorf, that the
front of the building settled two or
three inches and had to be boosted up
this week."—Ymir Herald.
There is promise of new sensations
in fortune finding in the mysterious
Northland—not that the bursting upon
the world of another Klondike in the
same part of the earth this century is
exactly probable, but Rosebud Creek
may at least rival Atlin and a few other
minor camps, and there is every likelihood that tliere will be something doing
in the prospecting line very shortly in
the vicinity of Great Bear Lake
As for Rosebud—the latest Mecca of
the Argonauts of the North: advices
as yet are very meagre, but they are circumstantial and promising, lt is said
that this creek, an affluent of the lower
Stewart has been prospected haphazard,
as have all the creeks in that region
since the birth of the Klondike, but that
the high benches were never thought
worthy of more than the most casual
attention. Recently government workmen engaged in the repair of the road
between Whitehorse and Dawson, in
anticipation of the approach of winter,
having occasion to go for gravel for filling to one of the higher benches, quite accidentally discovered that they had in
their shovels numerous small nuggets
and coarse gold.
Then came the prospectors who report that they believe the new find is
a continuation of the famous iwhite
channel gravel that is characteristic of
the richest section of Bonanza. The gold
thus far secured was on the surface, a.U
legedly in good quantity, and within a
week upwards of four hundred were on
the scene from Dawson and Whitehorse,
the rushes of '98 and '99 being re-enacted, although on a smaller scale.
As for the Great Bear finds, readers
of this paper and of the Northwest
journals in May last will remembcr| the
mention then made of the departure
from Seattle of an Australian named
Geiger, who claimed to have fouwK'
treasure on the shore of this great fresh
water sea under the Arctic stars. Geiger is back again, and this is what one
of the Seattle papers prints in connection:
Having in his possession $60,000
in gold secured not fifty miles from the
borders of the Great Bear Lake, in the
Northwest Territories of Canada, Frederick Geiger, a mining man, who has
operated in Australia, South Africa and
Alaska, reached Seattle on Saturday
last. The story Mr. Geiger brings down
is an unusual one. Near Great Bear
Lake he struck what was evidently a
pocket of the precious metal. This
was two months ago. Since that time
he has searched assiduously for other
.signs of gold, hut has failed.
As far as he can ascertain, he cleaned
up every ounce of the dust in sight,
but notwithstanding this he intends to
go to the North again next season and
make another search. He got the gold
through this trip without the Canadian
Government discovering that he had it
in his possession and appears to be almost as pleased over this fact as he
is over having found the treasure.
Mr. Geiger went to the North about
five months ago. He then told a startling story of treasure near the lake.
He had been prospecting there for several weeks in company with an Indian
guide. One day the Indian came to
camp showing nuggets that Mr. Geiger
said, on first sight, much resembled
Australian gold. A few days after Mr.
Geiger and his guide packed up their
belongings and started across the lake.
A storm came up , the canoe was capsized, the Indian w-as drowned, and all
the arms, ammunition and food lost.'
Geiger made his way to the coast after
great hardships, and reached Seattle.
He resolved to go back last spring,
and did so. Acting on the Indian's instructions, he found the pocket without trouble, and cleaned it out. His
home is in the East, and he will start
for there with his treasure possibly today.
One of the complaints made against
the Liberal government is that the
French element predominates in it. This
is a strange thing to say in view of the
fact that out of fifteen members of Sir
Wilfrid Lauricrs' cabinet only four are
or French origin.   Here arc the names:
Inland Revenue—-Brodcur.
Public Works—Sutherland.
Post Office—Mulock.
Mauufacturers'of .
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444      Victoria West, B. C.
Secretary of State—Scott.
Without   Portfolio—Templeman,
man, Aylesworth.
Thus not only are the great majority
of the members of the cabinet not of
French origin, but all the great spending departments are in the hands of the
English-speaking members, with the
single exception of the Fisheries.'
Mr. Wolley at Cowichan objected to
the expenditure of money at Ladysmith
or anywhere else, where the expenditure
would make votes. He declared all public expenditures, whether they are needed or not, mere bribery on a huge scale.
According to Mr. Wolley, money should
not be expended in localities where
there are votes, because the expenditure is sure to make votes for the party
spending it, if there are any voters there.
The inference is that the only expenditures which he approves of are those
made where no one lives. This is the
only possible conclusion to be drawn
from his extraordinary arguments. Now-
most people, even very strong Conservatives, are of the opinion that public
money should be expended where people will get the benefit of it. The people of Nanaimo District can, however,
rest assured that if Mr. Wolley becomes
their representative he will not ask for
appropriations for public works where
any of them live. If it is such a wrong
thing for Mr. Smith to get such votes
in this way, we may be sure that so
conscientious a gentleman as Mr. Wolley will avoid Mr. Smith's error.
Kate Claxton is to enter vaudeville
with a sketch in which she creates a
character on the lines of the blind
Louise iii "The Two Orphans.'
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The first public performance by pupils of Victoria's first dramatic school
will be given oii Wednesday of next
week at A. 0. U. W. hall, when Mme,
Myee and a number of the young
ladies and gentlemen to whom she is
riving instruction in the dramatic art,
will- present a triple bill that is well
jualified to demonstrate the artistic
:apabilities and test the versatility of
hose taking part. Mme Myee's school
l&s been but three .months in existence,
ind- the circumstance that her pupils
feel themselves ready thus early to face
the criticism of the public is eloquent
testimony to their appreciation of and
confidence in their instructress. "The
Afternoon Rehearsal," which is the first
litem in the triple bill, depicts in amusingly clever fashion the experiences of
a bevy of stagestruck society girls, and
gracefully introduces a number of pretty
songs and entertaining recitations. The
ladies appearing in this item of the
evening's programme, will with but one
or two exceptions, make their artistic
debut on this occasion; they are the
Misses Ethel Green, Ena White, Margaret Rickaby, Eva Brownlee, Dorothy
Williams and Sarah Johnston, with
Mme Myee herself. "Forget-Me-Not,"
which is a pathetic little one-act piece}
originally used as a curtain-raiser by
one of the great English actors, is carried altogether by two men—the one the.
unfortunate young master, the other the
faithful old servant. The major part
has been assumed by Mr. Palmer at
■uncommonly short notice, in conse-
liuence of the regrettable illness of Mr.
iay Worlock, who has been rehearsed
■in it. The old servant Morgan will be
Impersonated by Mr. Percy Richard-
|son.   In "Barbara," Jerome K. Jerome's
"Carrie Barry" and a coon song and
cake-walk. The poppy field is probably
the most beautiful stage picture that
Victoria has ever viewed in extravaganza. "Beautiful" is a weak adjective
lo express it. Much has been heard and
read of the Scarecrow and the Tin
Woodman, originally and still played by
Montgomery and Stone, in the East.
Their places are filled by Bert and John
Swor, formerly here with a minstrel
aggregation. The brothers are good
dancers, and their wooden clog, to the
accompaniment of "Nightmare Is an
Awful Dream," and their trio dance
with Miss Todd pleased immensely.
While not unctuous, the boys work hard
every moment they are on the stage.
They have certainly improved since
their burnt-cork days. Oh, yes, the
chorus mustn't be overlooked. There is
a good-sized crowd of girls, attractive
and well costumed; and they sing better than the average merry-merries..
*   *   *
"Glittering Gloria" the offering at the
Victoria theatre on Monday evening,
will be John C. Fisher and Thos. W.
Ryley's latest production from London.
"Gloria" is amusing in the highest degree and its humor is of the kind tha.t
will make some people uncheck their
risibles without fear of bruising their
dignity. The play has a connected story
that hangs together exceedingly well
through the entire three acts. The story
is also bright as to lines and the situations are cleverly conceived and well
developed. "Gloria" has been 'out visiting' for several weeks and comes back
with a valise full of favorable criticisms
and the applause of other cities still
ringing in her ears. She has been
warmly received and her powers of fas-
A Glimpse of " Glittering Gloria."
lotable London   success   in comedietta cination admitted, all of which will be
[writing, the characters will be sustained
■by Mr. Cecil Berkeley, Mr. Lewis York,
[Miss Ethel Green and Mine Myee, as
"Barbara."    The tickets for the triple- bringing out  all  its  important  details,
to her favor here. Fisher and Ryley
were far-sighted enough to provide the
play  with  the  best    of    material   for
Ibill entertainment are going well and a
■crowded house and satisfactory perform-
|ance are predicted.
♦   *   ♦
One sentence alone will cover "The
IWizard  of Oz,"  which  made  its  first
[Victoria  visit  on  Thursday  evening—
"It is a good show."   Every one attending the performance will agree to that
j statement.   By long odds the most cx-
Lcruciatingly funny thing in "The Wiz-
[ard of Oz" is Imogene, thc cow.   L. J.
IWyckoff  is the human  machinery op-
Jerating the comical stage bovine, and his
I movements and oddities are simply kill-
Jin.    Neck-and-neck  with  Imogene  for
[first honors as fun-producers conies the
I cowardly lion, animated by Fred Wood-
Ward.   The lion has nothing to say and
■ must rely —like the cow—on "business"
1 for creating hilarity.   Tlle expression on
Ithe face of the imitation brute is enough
[to cause one's ribs to crack from cach-
Jinnation.    The lion and the cow are
Ibetter than a dozen bottles of medicine,
land if there wasn't another thing in the
I show these creatures would be worth the
I    "The Wizard of Oz" is replete with
[novelty:.    There arc evidences of skill-
led st-agc direction  and a fertile brain
jwhich have evolved innovations.   Many
■songs  are  contributed,  and  a  number
lof them  are catchy.     The "Sammy"
Isong took immediately, and was wel-
Icomcd as an old friend, for it reached
•Victoria ahead of "The Wizard of Oz,"
Iby a year or two.   "Niccolo's Piccolo,"
land "It's  Enough  to  Make a Perfect
iLady Mad," contributed by May Tay-
llor, went big, and parenthetically it may
She said that Miss Taylor, as the lady
lunatic—a burlesque Ophelia—was one
of the brightest people in the cast, as
|\vcll as one of thc best lookers and singers.   Blanch Powell Todd, as Dorothy,
Ihe girl blown into Oz by a Kansas cy-
Motie, is a pretty girl who looks good
taiough to eat, and her best songs were
and thc cast appearing in "Gloria" is
one that gives assurance of the best of
handling. Miss Isadore Rush is the
"Gloria" and has found the part most
congenial. Others who reflect her scintillations are George Parsons, Wilton
Hcriot, Edward M. Favor, Bert Clark,
Channez Olney, Lulu Louden, J. Gun-
nis Davis, Thos. A. Kiernan, Irma
Davis, George Jackson and W. S. Freeman.
*   *   *
Although the title of their skit, "To
Lovey Dovey from Utsey" suggests
maudlin amusement, it is McLain and
Mack in this comedietta who have the
headline attraction of the week at the
Grand, the piece being full of bright
nonsense and thoroughly up-to-date dialogue spiced with catchy songs, etc.
Both members of the "cast" have individuality in their work, and that they
please thoroughly is attested by thc fact
that two or three visits is the rule for
patrons of the Grand this week. Among the musical specialists this week,
the first rater is Arthur 0. Folbert, a
remarkable double note whistler and
imitator who certainly gives a most
pleasing and thoroughly artistic performance. The Kramers have a return
in a good singing, talking and dancing
number; Dave Samuels comes direct
from the World's Fair with a clever
Hebrew impersonation; Bingham and
Gable present a neat instrumental act;
and Mr. Frederic Roberts does full
justice to the old favorite illustrated
song, "He Laid Away a Suit of Grey
to Wear the Union Blue.' As for the
animated pictures—they are as usual,
clear, e entertaining and quite new to
*   *   *
Not for a long time past has a better
balanced vaudeville entertainment or one
containing   more    striking    individual
features, been given at Le Petit Crystal
than that of this week, in  which the
Girdellers are the headliners. This
team does "society acrobatics" of a
novel and breath-taking sort. The
work is neat and original and those who
have seen the act pronounce it one of
the very 'best yet introduced on the
local vaudeville stage. Rounding out
the remainder of this week's programme
at this most central of all Victoria's
theatres,' there is an extremely pretty
illustrated song; Alf. P. James in taking Coster songs and stories;. Burdick,
the novelty vocalist, comedian and
monologuist; the popular musical duo,
Stanley and Scanlon, back once more
with a stronger act than ever; and a
new and clear series of motion pictures.
* *   *
The limitations of time and space interdict more than mere mention of thc
delightful concert given at the Victoria
last evening by the returned band of
the Fifth Regiment under Mr. Finn's
direction. This evening a second concert will be given with an entire change
of programme, and in next week's "Progress" fair criticism of both performances will be offered. The programme
arranged for last evening's concert was
as hereunder:
Part I.
Overture—Semeiamidc Rossini
Reverie Muzurka—In Springtime . .Gay
Invocation to the Battle, from Tann-
hauser Wagner
Solo   for  Clarinet—La   Somnambula
(Air Varies) Cavalini
(Bandsman M. Gumbert, Soloist.)
Selection from Giralda Adam.
Part II.
Overture—Barber of Seville..  ..Rossini
Dance of the Hour,  from La Gio-
conda Pouchielli
Fantasia in Hungarian Style Brahms
Highland Patrol—Wee MacGregor..
    ..  .. Amers!
Grand   Selection—Reminiscences   of
England  . .Godfrey
(Introducing Solos  for all the
principal instruments.)
Maple Leaf.   God Save the King.
* *   *
One of the most notable successes in
recent years is George Ade's four act
comedy drama, "The County Chairman." It is a play that faithfully pictures life in a middle western village
as it was in the early eighties. George
Ade lived in just such a community.
Telling how he came to write this remarkable success, George Ade said recently: "It always seemed to me that
there was a fund of excellent dramatic
material right at our doors. Why bother
about foreign problem plays which arc
foreign in every sense to the American
understanding? I knew the country
people of the middle west, loved them,
was brought, up among them and still
spend my happiest hours in their society.
1 happened to suggest to Mr.- Savage
that I thought an interesting play might
be made from the characters one meets
in these old-fashioned communities. He
said, 'go ahead,' and that's all there was
to it."
* *   *
Commencing on Monday evening the
Savoy will present for the first time
the comedy drama "The Burglar," in
one act and three scene's. It is natural
and possible in all its situations, characters and scenes. It presents a plot
that is attractive and it is worked out by
flesh and blood people, and yet there is
not a moment when the opportunity is
not given to cause laughter, in the
forthcoming production the part of the
Burglar will be portrayed by M.J. Hooley, one of the cleverest stock comedians
in the country. The other roles offer
special opportunities to the players in
the Savoy Stock Co. Monday will also
mark the initial appearance of the Mayes
Sisters, singers, dancers 'Shtl character
change artistes. Smith and Ellis are
retained; the Electric Clark sisters appear in another budget of songs and
dances; Divine Dodson, Impersonator;
Viola Le Page, Terpsichorcan Artiste;
Nellie Cammetta, Balladist; Mac Jackson, Coon Shouter; and Pearl Ashley,
Singing Comedienne, will go to make
up one of thc best shows that has been
seen in this cosy place of amusement
for some time.
* *   *
Much interest is centered in the coming on Monday of "Glittering Gloria,"
which will serve to introduce Miss Isadore Rush in a comedy role The book
was written by Mr. Hugh Morton, who
has given an up-to-date American
comedy, with scenes laid in London.
The stage settings are on a magnificent
scale, especially the last act, which is
a duplicate of thc interior of Euston
Station, showing the train shed and a
regular English railroad coach. Thc
piece throughout contains witty lines
and complicated situations, which cause
laughter from the rise of the curtain
on the first act to the finale of the piece.
* *   *
STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
and home made, Insist on having
*  *  *
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policies written by The Mutual Life of
Canada. The evidence of the superior-
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reliable home company can be seen right
1-ere in British Columbia. It will interest intending insurers to call and see
what return The Mutual Life of Canada has made to residents of this prov-
irce who insured in it twenty or twenty-
five years ago. R. L. Rrury, manager,
?•! Broad street.
Victoria Theatre
October 22,
5th Regiment Band
Concluding  its  World's  Fair  Engagement and Concert Tour—all notable
Soloists  retained.
Victoria Theatre
Thursday, Oct. 27th
Henry W. Savage presents Geo. Ade's
Quaint Comedy
Tbe County Chairman
A strong realistic presentation in which
characters live and move with vitality,
and vigor. Presented by a powerful
and perfectly balanced cast of players.
Prices: $1.50, $1.00, 75c; gallery, 50c;
seats on sale Friday.
Coming Nov. 5: "As You Like
Victoria Theatre
Monday, October 24
J. C. Fisher and Thos. W. Ryley present
Isadore  Rush
In the big London and New York Comedy Success
Glittering Gloria
Direct from Daly's Theatre, New York,
under the same management as "San
Prices: $1.50, $1.00, 75c; gallery, 50c.
Seats now on sale.
Coming Oct. 27 (Thursday): "The
County Chairman."
A. 0. U. W. HALL
Wednesday, Oct. 26.
To Laugh is To Be Happy—
To Be Happy is to see the Big Triple
By Pupils of Mme Myee's Dramatic
The Afternoon Rehearsal.
Prices: 75c, 50c, 25c. Box plan now
open at Waitt's. Curtain punctual at
8:15 p.m. Carriages may be ordered
for 10:30 p.m.
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
J. A. Johnson, Proprietor and Manager
10c    , J-3° t0 HAII V ' "
Gen   t   43°   "■mk.l   "t°
fldm  j flatinees ioc, all over.
Management of
^WEEK OF OCT. 24th
Young and Brooks
Refined Musical Act
The Whitesides
In their comedy travesty
Kennedy nnd Vincent
in their refined comedy skit,.
The Belle nnd the Bell Boy.
The Mandeville Sisters
Singing aud Dancing Comedy
Illustrated Bong
Mr. Frederic Roberts
New Pictures
Johnson Street
Seats j Oo where the crowd goes
Savoy Theatre
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
presents the one act comedy drama
in time scenes, The Burglar.
Electric Clarke Sisters
Singing and Dancing Comediennes
Coon Shouter.
Victoria's Favorites
Singing and Dancing Comediennes.
The Divine Dodson
In "The girl wilh the Changeable
Initial Appearance of
Singing Comedienne.
Initial appearance of
Serio Comic in vocal Selections.
Admission I5 and 25c.
On the Big Incorporated Vaudeville
G. W. BOYD, Manager.
can conic to out store and get the
best piano there is for the price.
It is one of theBe:
Have it sent to your home, try
it for several weeks, and if it isn t
exactly right, return it and get
your money again. Tho reason
is that one or other of the pianos
we sell is sure to measure up to
your expectations. If it doesn't
we lake nil risk. But there is no
risk to take—you areas certain of
satisfaction by purchasing from
ns as the Provincial Government
is of its tuxes.
M. W. Waitt cVCo.
44 Government St. 8
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In the final letter of a lively series
in the local daily press, in re the respective rights and privileges accorded
hunting non-residents under the laws
of British Columbia and those of the
neighbor state of Washington, Mr. S.
Perry Mills, K.C., (who has assumed
the part of champion for the non-resident hunter assisting in the extermination of the feathered game of this province) maintained that under the laws
of Washington the visitor from this side
of the line was not discriminated
against—on the contrary he was practically placed on equal footing with the j
resident  in  being required but to pay
By an amendment of 1903 pheasants. Young Lavigne of Cranbrook has is-
are protected until 1906 and in certain j sued a sweeping challenge to box any
counties until 1908. ,. i. 115 lb. man living for any amount.   -
The trouble would appear to be that
Mr. Mills has taken one glance at the
American law and jumped at conclusions to suit his particular argument.
Which  is  not  the  way  an  eminent
kings'  counsel,    learned   in    the   law,
should go about the matter.
*   *   *
Mark Murphy, one of the landmarks
of the vaudeville stage, tells a timely
story apropos of the Jim Jeffries-Jack
Johnson color line controversy.
I was in San Francisco a couple of
a gun license of one dollar.   Mr. Mills' j years ago," said he, "and was calling on
remarks   in   this   connection  had   been j Harry Corbett.
invited by a letter from Mr. Oscar C. j    "Jeffries  was  in  Corbctt's place and
Bass in which the contra view of the  while we were all chatting along comes
liberality of the Americans toward out-' this same Jack Johnson with his man-
siders  was  supported  by references  to  ager Zeke Abrahams,
the American law. |    .'jeff jumped all over the colored man
Apparently  Mr.    Mills'    conclusions  am<   accused   him   of  challenging  him
have been based upon a careless or very   (jeff)  in or(ier to get advertising,
superficial reading of the law to which      "j0hnSon replied that he really want-
he had been referred-for it is not to  ed t0 fignt the champi0n and had is-
be lightly assumed that he would will-  sued tlle challenge in good faith.
ingly present an erroneous and very partial statement as epitomizing thc facts.
Mr. Mills would have the British Columbia public believe that the Washington law is the essence of friendly liberality toward the British Columbia hunt-
"'So you  really  want to fight, eh?'
asked Jeff.
" T do,' replied Johnson.
"Jeff pulled a roll of bills out of his
pocket.    Then he turned to Corbett.
Give me all the money you have in
er—resident and non-resident must pay ,.    ^,',7 T" T "j" :""'
the $1  a year and that is an end of lh%f>   Sundered Jim,
Harry handed.it over, and Jeff added What he had in his roll to make it
"Jack looked on in amazement, and
thought that Jeff was about to post a
"Now,' said the champion, 'there is
$2,500. I'll hand it to your own manager. Then you and I will go right
downstairs to the cellar of this cafe—
alone.   See?   In the cellar—all alone.
" 'If you come up first,' continued
Jim; 'you get tlie pile. If I come up
first, I'll give you $1,000 for hospital ex-
the obligation.
What does the law say?
Section 5374 of Pierce's Code of
Washington provides that "every steamboat company, railroad company, express company or other common carrier, their officers, agents and servants,
and every other person who shall transfer, carry or take out of the state, or
who shall receive for the purpose of
taking out of the state, any of the wild
game, birds or animals, enumerated in
this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be pun
ished    as    hereinafter    provided"-the P^es    You great big fourflush!   Come
penalty clause in section 5378 providing °"< Y°u ™n\toc *& ? <*"* al°"g'
for fines of $.0 to $100 and costs.        . And Jeff started   or the cellar.
While a non-resident may enjoy par-'    "Well,"  cone tided  Mr    M«rphy,    I
ticipation in the shooting in the state, felt sorry for Johnson.   He just stood
of Washington, it thus    appears    that  ^™, rooted  t0  the  spot      ihen
strict provision is made that no variety  sa'd: . ,
of game bird or beast is to be taken "'Dear Mistah Jeffries, I aint no
out of the state on penalty of fine or cellar fighter. I want to fight in pub-
other punishment. lie   I doan' want to go in no cellar.
This surely is direct evidence of the "'You're a great big threeflush, re-
intention and purpose of the Washing- marked Jeff, as he handed Corbett back
ton state legislators to preserve the his money. 'I'll guarantee to lay you
game for their own people—which is the
principle, applied on this side of the
line, for which the friends of British
Columbia's game have been contending.
up for a year if you'll go downstars
with me for ten minutes.'"
*   *   *
* *   *
The golf links at Oak Bay are once
more open for play, and the first monthly medal competition will take place on
the 5th proximo. There will also be
a bogey competition, commencing on
November 1, to be played out during
the month.
The   J. B. A. A.    physical    culture
classes conducted by Sergt. Dunn occupy Monday and Thursday evenings un^-|
til further notice.
* *   *
First practices of Vancouver's Rugby
team indicate that it will be quite as
strong as ever this year. 1
Britt and Gans will be allowed to
pull off their fight on the 31st instant
at the Shasta Athletic Club.
* *   *
Aurelia Herrera is being lionized in
Butte. The little Mexican fighter saved
the lives of two children in a runaway
* *   *
The champion Royal Engineers tug-
of-war team which earned off all honors at the autumn exhibition in this
city, came down with a thud at Ladner
last Saturday, having accepted a challenge to meet the Delta farmers with
the same team that won in Victoria.
The pulls were extremely short, neither
lasting a minute. The soldiers were on
each trial 'of strength ignominiously
hauled over the line.
Ladner and Cloverdale tied in the big
lower Fraser championshsip lacrosse
match at Ladner last Saturday. The
score was three all.
* *
Tickets in H. L. Salmon's Cambridge
shire sweepstakes are selling well. De
latinay is a strong favorite, with Wild
Oats second choice.
* *   *
There is a practical certainty that
the Island and Mainland Association
football associations will bring about a
rational amalgamation.
* *   *
Caesar Attell will come here next week
to get on a match with Kid Scaler.
* *   *
Ladysmith in all probability will get
into the Rugby game this year, making
the race for honors a four club affair,
Valncouver alone representing the
1 Mainland.
__m______^__! Wm.  Fife,   Jr.,  the    great    English      __^_^_^^^^_^^^_
Again, if Mr. Mills' desire to grasp yacht expert, will design a challenger j j0e Bowker; Engi;sj,( wrestej tlle
the text and purport of the Washing- for the Canada's Cup, to the order of j bantam championship irom Neill of
ton law will carry him to section 5384, Frederick Nicholls of the Canada Gen-, San Fraric;sco before the National
he will find it reads: - eral Electric Co. | Sporting Club of London.   The Ameri-
"Hereafter it shall be unlawful, and *   *   * .1 can forced the fighting and had all the
it is hereby prohibited, for any resi- The Nelson Gun Club are arranging better of -j. jn tJ]e earl;er gtageg of tne
dent or non-resident of this state to for the introduction of a large number, matchj but tl)e Englishman wore him
hunt for (etc.)  without having in his j of English and Chinese pheasants. ; out
possession at the time of such hunt-j *   *   * i *   *   *
ing or taking (etc.) a license therefor j Perry Queenan and Kid Parker drew: yictoria>s hockey dub ]]as ^ re_
duly issued by the county auditor in the, a 20-rotind match at Walla Walla last j organ;ze(j for tne season wjtn Mayor
county in which said person is then! week. It was a warm number all the ^ Barnard as honorary president; Mr.
hunting.     .    .    ." .-./...    All licenses | way along. Gillespie,  president;    Lieut.-Col.' Wol-
* J * ,  t   a a- ! fenden- Hon- c- E- PooIev. K-c-.and
The Winnipeg Shamrocks found the, Percy WoIlaston< jr;j vjce_presidents;
Coast so much to their taste that five1 Kenneth Scholefield, captatin; B P
of the team are remaining to become '■ Schwengers, vice-captatin; H. G. Dalby,
Excelsior Meal or Egg Producer
The greatest Peed for Fowls on the market.   Is to be fed hot in morning
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
provided for in this act shall be issued
as follows upon application therefor by
any resident or non-resident of the state,
by the County Auditor, for the purpose
of hunting (etc.) any of the animals,
fowls or birds protected by the laws of
the state, which license shall entitle the
holder to hunt for (etc.) any of the
said animals, fowls or birds within the
county wherein such license is issued.
for the term of one year, a fee of $i
for each license issued to a resident,
etc., and a fee of $10 for each licehse
issued to any non-resident."
There is therefore a ten-fold assessment upon the non-resident hunter in
thc matter of the hunting license  (al
British Columbians.
* *   *
War Eagle has now taken a contract
to throw Dan McLeod three times in an
hour. McLeod is evidently on the toboggan and going fast.
* *   *
Pheasant shooting has been particularly good on the lower Mainland this
* *   *
Perry Queenan is matched with Fred
Muller of Portland for a 20-round go
though the gun license, which is alsq j at Oregon City on November II.
required of all men, costs $i)—and the
non-rcsident who wishes to exploit the
hunting of Washington must nay his
$10 in each of fhe multitude of counties whose boundaries he may cross.
Nor is this quite all, although it surely is enough to disabuse the mind of
any unprejudiced reader that it is the
courteous intent of the American law
to put resident and  non-resident upon
War Eagle has closed with Swanson
of Nanaimo to throw him three times
in an hour on the evening of the 29th,
or hand over $100.
Pit-lamp hunting has been general
in the Highland District of late, and the
farmers lament in consequence, a number of their cattle having been mistaken
an  equal  footing insofar as enjoyment j for deer, with fatal results,   Millstream
of the shooting within the state is con-j has been the centre of operations, which
cerncd.    Thc  same  section  provides  a
further fee of $20 for each elk which
may be shot. '""'
So that.  ? ccord ing to these sections
when British Columbia sportsmen go to
doubtless  will  be  abandoned  pro   tern
now that attention has been directed to
*   *   *
The annual  meeting of thc Victoria
secretary-treasurer; Alexander McLean
T. B. Tye, A. Gillespie and H. G. Dalby,
executive committee. Practices begin today and the club joins the kindred athletic bodies of the city in endorsing
Oak Bay park as the recreation centre for Victoria now and henceforward.
* *   *
The Garrison defeated Victoria West
by seven goals to one in the District
League Association football match of
last Saturday.
The Boys' Central School won the
Swinerton cup at the exhibition
grounds last Saturday, by capturing
the deciding competition which could
not carried out at the time of the
recent fair.
* *   *
Washington state they must, to comply I Cricket Club will be held on Tuesday
with  the  law,  purchase  a gun  license
and   also   a   hunting   license   for  each
county—at $10 a county—and also count
upon paying $20 for each elk they may
be  lucky  enough  to  shoot,  hut which
they may not bring away with them as
a trophy of their prowess.
evening next at the Balmoral. The
club's record for the season is very satisfactory.
*   *   *
Bennett and Cove are to try once
more to solve the question of superiority.
The Rugby players will practice today
in anticipation of a game with the Navy
on Saturday next. In Association there
are two local matches arranged for—
the Navy vs. Victoria West, at Oak
Bay Park; and Victoria United vs. the
Garrison at Work Point field. ,
The executive of the District Association Football League has drafted
the following schedule of junior matches
Oct. 29—North Ward vs. St. Louis
College;  High  School vs.  Capitals.
Nov. 5—St. Louis College vs. Victoria West; North Ward vs. High
Nov. 12—Centrals vs. St. Louis College; Victoria West vs. North Ward.
Watson's Shoe Store
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Also  Girls'  and   Boys' Reliable  Wearers  at  Reasonable
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Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
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Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 up.
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Nov. 19—High School vs. St. Louis
College; Capitals vs. Victoria West.
Nov. 26—Victoria West vs. High
School; Capitals vs. North Ward.
It is the intention to play off the first
of this series for a second round. A
motion making it compulsory for all
players to be registered and certificates
of age and birthday deposited with the
secretary of the league, Thos. Wilson,
before playing, was carried. The entrance fee of $3.50 must also be paid to
the secretary before the playing of the
first match, by each club.
The Messrs. Hanbury have returned
from a fairly successful hunting expedition through Cassiar.
»    »    »
Justices Pearson and Shotbolt will
have the approval of everyone in their
dismissal of tiie case against the cook
of H. M. S. Shearwater of having a,
hen pheasant in his possession, tlle bird
having been shot by the ship's doctor.
The cook's plea was that he had nothing
to do with the bird other than prepare
it for the table by order of his officers.
To have fined him under a literal interpretation of the. law would have been
im-British injustice.
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