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 I New Houses For Sale
INSTALMENT PLAN.
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect.     Easy monthly inat&l-
t  ment!.
5 B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld,
\ 40 Government St. ,,
PROGRESS
JAMES A. DOUGLAS
Real Estatt Offices
73}£ Government Street
PHONE 1040. i|
SPLENDID LOTS   FOR  S4LE     »
Nos. 27,28 and 29 «
CLOVERDALE ESTATE. »
Vol. I.   No. 38.
VICTORIA, B. C., SATURDAY,   OCT. 1,   1904
Price 6 Cents.
It's the cool light!
It's the steady light!
It's the only safe light!
It's the modern light!
It's the economical light!
It's the convenient light!
It's the only light with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages
Electric Light
The ONLY light for office, store or horn
Place your orders
now for installation
British Columbia Electric Railway Go,, Ld.
BLUE RIBBON MALT EXTRACT
25c. bottle.   $2.75 dozen
DIXIH. ROSS & CO.,
i
The Independent
Cash Grocers.
Plain But
Delicious.
On the outside a loaf of our bread has
nothing more to recommend it than its
rich, golden brown coat of crust, but
when it is cut and bitten into the lightness, crispness and fine flavour is a revelation to those who have been using
other bread.
TRY   IT!
LONDON &  VANCOUVER BAKERY
73 Fort Street.
D. W. HANBURY, Proprietor.
J. H. TODD & SONS,
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C
Owners and operators 01 following Salmon Canneries—
R8XS'
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River.
i
Use B. & K. Wheat Flakes   1
Home Manufacture.
BRAeKMAN & KER M. eo.. Limited.
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W. MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T. ELFORD, Manager.
P. 0. Box 298.
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.,   of The  Best  Quality.
easoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
This Shorthand is totally different to all otta-
(s. Lessons by mail are quite easy. We guar-
(itce success.
Typewriting is taught by mail. We forward
•»'.'. ;sson sheets to teach you the correct fing-
M*
all the fingers and thumbs—on theJBlind
!Sm System.   Write saying the machine you
,*»e.
Shorthand Lessons, by mail, (40 to comple
on, payable by instalments, and Typing tes-
ins by mail (20 to completion, but payment in
Ivance.  Address the Secretary.
Studio—Over Imperial Bank, Victoria.
P. 0 Box 176.
A FRUIT  FARM
20 ACRES
Four miles from centre of city; twelve acres
cultivated, balance easily cleared; 5 roomed
cottage, brick dairy, large barn and other outbuildings, 140 fruit trees, principally apples,
good water in abundance. Price and terms on
application.
Money to Loan.
Fire Insurance Written.
Stores and Dwellings to Let.
P. R. BROWN, LIMITED
Phone 1076 80 Broad St.
THE ISSUES OF THE CAMPAIGN
What Victorians Will Express Their Opinions Upon
With the Ballot at the Forthcoming
Federal Election
The general elections for the House of
Commons will be held on November 3.
While it is yet possible to take a moderate view of the considerations that
will enter into the campaign, "Progress"
will endeavor to present a few points,
which the voters of this city would do
well to consider. Before doing so, it
wishes to warn the people against being
misled by imaginary issues. There is no
question of corrupt administration before the electorate. Happily for Canada, the eight years during which Sir
Wilfrid Laurier has been in office have
been singularly free from anything like
a corrupt use of power. It would be
folly to ask people to believe that nothing done by the government has been
open to criticism. We have not yet reached perfection in politics, and, if we may
judge by the past, the Conservatives are
not likely, if returned to power, to give
the country an exhibition of it. Men
are men all the world over, and fall
short of their ideals, but taking one
year with another and one act with another, the people of Canada can with
just reason congratulate themselves that
the eight years of Liberal rule have been
clean years. s
Neither is there any issue between
the Province and the Dominion as to
financial relations. We complain in this
Province that we do not receive what
we are entitled to. Let us admit the
truth of this claim. There is absolutely
no reason to suppose that the Conservative party, if in power, would be in
any greater hurry to do what we think
is only justice than the Liberals have
been. Any change in the financial relations of this Province.to the Dominion would- involve a, readjustment of
the relations with the other provinces,
and neither party has intimated any intention of opening that question. These
two matters may therefore be at once
eliminated from the discussion.
When last appealed to by the two parties, the people of Victoria elected a
Liberal. The first question which suggests itself naturally is:
Have they any reason to regret what
they then did? In view of what has
transpired in this constituency during
the past three years, if the electors had
to decide the matter over again would
they do otherwise than they did then?
In other words, has it not been a good
thing for Victoria that one of her representatives at Ottawa has been a Liberal? It certainly has been of advantage to have a representative in the confidence of thc government during the
agitation for fish traps and while the
filling of the James Bay flats was in
progress.   There is probably not a man
in Victoria who will not admit that Mr.
Riley's work for the constituency has
been good and that it has been a distinct
advantage to Victoria to have had him
representing us at Ottawa.
A second question is; Do not the people of Victoria approve of the railway
policy of the government? This policy
has secured the construction of a second
transcontinental railway, which will incidentally open for development a large
"and very valuable part of this Province. The attitude of the Conservatives
towards this epoch-making enterprise is
hostile, and they are not agreed upon
any alternative. Is it not in the interest of this city that this railway should
be constructed as soon as possible, and
is its construction likely to be promoted
by the election of a Conservative? This
is a fair statement of the case to which
no one can take exception, and it is a
matter of exceedingly great importance
to this Province and to Victoria. No
other question can be suggested that at
all compares with it so far as the future
of the Province is concerned.
A third question relates to the fiscal
policy of the Liberals. No important
changes have been made in the tariff
since those which Mr. Fielding introduced in 1897. Meanwhile-the commercial interests of the Dominion have
immensely expanded. There is no such
record of increase in the history of any
other country. How much of this is
due to the tariff, no one can say; but
as there is no means of testing the
working of a tariff except by watching
the course of trade, and noting the general condition of the people, it must be
admitted that, while perhaps in sonic
lines and in some localities things might
have been better, on the whole the country has prospered under the Fielding
tariff. There has been a great increase
in the annual expenditure, but thc
money has been raised under what was
intended to be a lower rate of taxation.
The people have paid more money into
the treasury than ever before, but they
have not felt the burden of taxation any
more heavily than before. What is true
of British Columbia is true of the whole
Dominion. We undoubtedly pay more
money per head towards the revenue
than the people of any other province,
but we do not feel what we pay any
more than they do; the reason being that
we live better. Tf we did not buy thc
things which pay duty or excise, wc
would not pay so much. So it is
throughout Canada, the people have paid
more because they have been able to
pay more. Having abundance of revenue, the government has expended it,
the amount devoted to the reduction nf
the public debt not being very large
relatively speaknig. Do the people of
Victoria approve of the policy of expending liberally when the revenue is
buoyant? Or do they think the expenditure should have been kept down and
the money have been used in the reduction of the debt? Canada is a growing country, and a country that is growing must be treated liberally in the matter of public expenditure. But there the
question is, and it is one of the matters that voters are called upon to consider. ,
There will hardly be any divergence
of view as to the attitude of the Liberal party towards the Mother Country
and the Empire at large. Some people
may think that they might have gone
further, but the British preference was
a step which must commend itself to
every man who believes in promoting
the solidarity of the Empire. Necessarily the attitude of the Conservatives
on the question of inter-Imperial trade
is not as well defined as that of the Liberals, because being in opposition they
are not to be expected to make any binding and definite announcement, but generally speaking while the Conservatives
believe any steps taken towards closer
trade relations should be predicated upon the adoption by the United Kingdom
of the protective policy, the Liberals believe each part of the Empire should
be left free to determine what is best
for itself, and that trade questions between the various parts should be a
matter of arrangement. In other words,
the Liberals hold that the best plan is
to leave each part of thc Empire absolutely free to do what it thinks best in
its own interests in trade matters, always having in view the great desirability of extending and enlarging inter-
Imperial commerce; the Coriser*'atives
prefer to begin thc work of effecting
closer trade relations,by a fiscal revolution in thc United Kingdom, and after
that a strict system of reciprocity. We
think this is a fair statement of the
case, and presents it in a manner that
will enable readers to decide which view
of it they prefer.
Wc think the above observations fairly well cover the ground upon which
the campaign will be fought out. There
will be many minor matters but these
are thc principal things that people think
about when they give their attention to
Dominion politics. We do not think
that a case can be made out for a
change in thc sentiment of this city, and
that as it went Liberal when last appealed to it ought logically to go Lib-'
eral again.
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I  Random Reflections
V lull ill I11I11I1 lull ill ilnliilnlnliih 1I1 ill iii lull 1I1 lnliili^i*
THE quail will now proceed to quail.
*■■*'•'•
HERE   is where thc grouse takes a
much-needed rest.
* *   *
AS VET the Japs do not appear to
have learned enough English to "regret
to report."
* •   *
MUKDEN despatch says the Russians have recovered their spirits—fallen
back on the canteen as it were.
.1
* *.   *
IT  IS a  man  with  no  love in  his
 ^--v^v^vvvw™... breast for the pipes that declares higti-
oTTnnfToToTmroToTn^^ is  merely  Chinese    for    high-
lander.
* *   *
COLONIST   had   a   local item the
other day headed "The Big Scoop." It
Good 3 wasn't    anything   personal,   however—
merely about a dredge.
Steam
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN
The Hotel Victoria
E. OAVE, Proprietor
I Rfghout am^an "•■. *2«°° a *>** and UP       tt
Government Street, Victoria, B. O.
ffc)UUUlf»JUUimJ».M,.'>.l> m »fl 8 « MULSULSUULSL3SJLAMJLMJI.ISIJUU)&*
THE women of the Philippines have
adopted the rainy day skirt enthusiastically, according to a Boston exchange.
It would have taken a pretty p;ood sized
Hood to have reached their skirts in the
old days.
»   *   *
WITH    Joe    Martin, Ralph    Smith,
Captain  Phillipps-Wolley, and a  Hawthornthwaite socialist all in the running,
Nanaimo scarcely needed the opening of
1 a new coal mine to keep warm during
] the ensuing few months.
■    • ■ •
AGAIN the report is to hand of a
I pure gold nugget ueing found in the
; crop of a goose. This time the scene
of tile find is Sumpter County, Oregon,
and the value of the nugget $120. It
1'would seem that the goose that laid the
I golden egg left many descendants.
* . .
I RELIEVERS in the old orthodox
hereafter for the wicked found the temperature in the main building at the fair
PTounds on Thursday and yesterday afternoons oppressively corroborative at
least of possibilities.
»   »   *
WHEN Joseph Martin rc-cmerges
from his political tomb in order to oppose Ralph Smith in Nanaimo, he may
deceive himself into believing that he
does so for the good   of   the Liberal
party. Everyone else must realize that
He does it to satisfy the personal feelings of Joseph Martin, which is not of
sufficient public value to justify Na-
naimo's interests being sacrificed to its
gratification.
—Art Lovers' Delights:
One of the most pretentious and representative collections of oils and water
colors exhibited locally during many
years past is now on view and for sale
under thc hammer at thc corner of
Government and Broughlon streets, the
sale being in the charge of Mr. W.
Jones, the Dominion government auctioneer, to whom the sixty odd pictures
have been consigned from Toronto for
unreserved sale. Landscapes of note
predominate although there arc a few
conspicuously good portraits and figure
paintings by artists of celebrity. The
signatures are world-famous and the
artists' valuations on thc individual pictures range from $25 to $650, although
they are being sold in many cases at
but a fraction of the value. The opportunity to see and acquire real treasures
from the brushes of famous masters is
one which Victorians but seldom have
brought home to them. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, OCT.    1,   1904
Art at The
Exhiition.
Miss Webling's Miniatures The
Centre of Attractions— ftiss
Pemberton's Noted Oils.
It is a pleasure to congratulate the
management of thc Agricultural Association upon the increased prominence
given in this year's. exhibition to art
treasures and the artistic element, the
collection in oils of Miss Sophie T. Pemberton being to very many the great attraction of the fair, but their satisfaction being crowned by the discovery that
in miniatures by Miss Ethel Webling
there had been provided subjects for
even more enthusiastic and unqualified
admiration. Unhappily neither Miss
Pemberton's nor Miss Webling's pictures
enjoy a light in which they can be seen
to any advantage'. Probably there was
no quarter of the exhibition building designed for the acceptable presentation of
such treasures. Handicapped by insufficient and ill-placed light the pictures
naturally lose half their charm: They
are, however, distinctly worthy of a visit
and of inspection in any light, and "Progress" can but advise those who have not
yet seen them not to allow to-day to pass
without taking advantage of the last
remaining opportunity.
Of Miss Webling's miniatures a critical writer has contributed the following to a local daily; it ,s so workmanlike a tribute to the little gems that it is
reproduced:
i here is now in Victoria the most
wonderful collection of miniature paintings every brought to tbe West. Indeed'
it would be difficult lo find in either
London or Paris so representative a collection tlie work of a single artist. The
artist is Miss Ethel Webling, of London, England, and her work, covering
over eighty subjects, is on view at the
Provincial Exhibition.
Miss Webling's miniatures are endowed with all the strength, breadth and
freedom of large oil paintings. Looking
at them one can not help feeling that
if a glass could expand any one of these
'pictures in little' to thc size of Van
Dyck's, they would appear to have been
painted for that proportion. She possesses in a rare degree the divine gift of
entering into close sympathy with her
subject. Up and down the varied scale
of humanity—from the inscrutable Rodin to the open innocence of Felicity Tree
—each portrait is clearly and indelibly
stamped with character—each tells to thc
world its tale of strength or weakness,
and expresses the personality of the
sitter.
Miss Webling studied at thc Slade
School, London, and Professor Herko-
mer's School at Bushey, and has enjoyed the personal friendship of John
Ruskin and thc great artist who has
just died, George Frederick Watts,R,A.
Indeed, the wonderful miniature of Ruskin that forms part of thc great collection was painted from studies and
sketches made by Miss Webling when
Ruskin was visiting her home in London. The portrait of Watts here shown
is a replica of one for which he gave
special sittings, and which so pleased
him when completed that he bought it
and presented it to his wife. Those who
best know Watts know how next to impossible it was to get a sitting from
him, a privilege which Millais, Lord
Leighton, P.R.A., and other great artists
sought in vain. The collection also
shows a miniature painted by Miss Webling at the special request of Watts from
his own famous life-size painting of
Tennyson, now hanging in the National
Portrait Gallery.
"Among the women's portraits is one
of the great beauties of England, Lady
Beatrice Pole-Carew.   Thc queenly Eve
lyn Millard is shown, and vivacious La
Loie Fuller. Two groups that one loves
to linger over and whose very contrast
stimulates the imagination are those oi
Miss Laurence Alma Tadema (daughter of the great painter), and Miss Lucy
Weblnig.
"Particular attention may be called to
the rendering of the hair in these and
other subjects. The heavy blue black
cloud of Miss Laurence Alma Tadema,
the silky locks of Jocelyn Watts, and
the flaming aureole of Felicity Beerbohm
Tree.
"Miss Webling's miniatures of children are particularly happy.
"In addition to the names already
mentioned, the collection includes portraits of Tolstoi, Joseph Jefferson, the
veteran actor, Paderewski, Eleanore
Dttse, Beerbohm Tree, the late Franklin
McLcary, Miss Grace Warner, Miss
Ellis Jeffries, Miss Agnes Garrett, Edmund Clarence Stedman, the American
poet and critic, Walt Whitman, Susan
B. Anthony, Flinders Petrie, the Egyptologist, the Hon. Mrs. Gerald Wellesley
and her little son, and two especially
beautiful portraits of Miss Edith Den.-
man, daughter of the late Judge Dert
man, and many others.
With respect to Miss Pemberton's
pictures, "Progress" cannot share the
general and unqualified enthusiasm of
many. They assuredly show much
breadth, sympathy, impressionistic skill,
and facility in vivid coloring. But they
do not carry their stories direct to the
heart, defying criticism and analysis. In
portraiture and figure painting Miss
Pemberton is most successful, although
her symbolic "Spring" and "Autumn"
are very admirable compositions, exhibiting none of the faults which might
be picked in "John a 'Dreams." For the
following detailed review of Miss Pemberton's exhibited work, "Progress"
makes it acknowledgments to The Colonist, to whose columns'it was originally
contributed^
"The collection at present on view consists of sonic thirty oil paintings, representing some of her later work; many
of the pictures have been exhibited in
the Royal Academy aud Salon, as well
as provincial exhibitions in England.
Besides these larger and more ambitious
works, there are some most charming
studies in water color of the native flowers of British Columbia, which may
froiii their association appeal to the taste
of some more nearly than perhaps the
foreign subjects.
"In thi| collection, however, there are
pictures of all kinds, and it might be
said of almost all styles. To begin with
the highest—portraits, the most notable
is the admirable likeness of Sir Henri
Joly de Lotbiniere, whose personality
lias become dear to all who have been
brought  into contact with  him  during
| his only too short term of office. This
picture is exhibited at the special request of his honor. The modelling of
the head is most excellent and will
doubtless recall the portrait exhibited
some years ago by Miss Pembt.ton of
the Rt. Rev. Bishop Cridge.   Of figure
! pictures there are several.    Especially
I worthy of close attention arc the series
of three entitled  respectively "Spring,"
, "John a 'Dreams" and "Autumn'"
" 'John a 'Dreams' represents a young
girl sitting on the grass in the chequered shade of some unseen trees, reading
aloud from a book on her lap, while a
boy lies at her feet, his chin on his hands,
apparently listening, but obviously indulging in visions of his own. The
bright sunshine contrasts admirably with
the full foliage of the trees on the far-,
ther side of the glade beyond them, proclaiming a perfect summer's day. This
series is painted in a very broad, bold
manner, and in the open air entirely, and
shows very clearly the influence of the
French school on Miss Femberton'S;
style. The coloring is subdued and the
relations between light and shade most
subtly rendered. The pictures 'A Country Lass,' No. 4, and 'A Moral Philoso
pher,' show the same mastery of outdoor effects of light and shade.
"Amongst other figure pictures remarkable both for their modelling and
coloring are 'A Spanish Beggar,' and a
'Roman Centadina,' a most daring
scheme of color and as powerful and
carefully painted is a portrait of a Chelsea pensioner in his scarlet coat.
"Of interiors there are a number,
which range from the'gorgeous interiors
of Roman churches like the San Lorenzo
and San Clemente to the dull colored
and sombre Sligo cabin and Breton and
Norman kitchens and workshops. These
latter remind one of the work of Max
Lieberman, that brilliant impressionist;
who loves to depict the homes and lives
of the humblest peasants and toilets.
"Of landscapes there are many, which
show that Miss Pemberton has followed
the traditions of the Barbison ment and
has studied natu're herself in the open
air. Such charming effects of color as
'Sunshine Candebec' and 'Rain Cande-
bec' and 'Willows' show what effects
of sun and air and light and moisture
are, if one has the talent to observe
them and transfer them to canvas and
will on sight inspire a desire to possess
them.
"The most charming of all the landscape studies is that of 'The Seine Early
Morning,' a dream of pearl and opal sky
and water and the tall poplars along the
bank showing through the mist. Other
pictures which show beautiful color effects are the 'Woods at' May field' and
'A Norman Courtyard.' The one still
life shown, called 'Chrysanthemums,' exhibits a wealth of color and carefully
worked out contrasts.
Of the other art works at the exhibition, prominence must be given to one
or two excelent portraits in oils by pupils of St. Anne's Academy; while Mrs.
Herbert Kent shows a number of modest portrait and figure studies that call
for attention. These are marked by
romantic and somewhat sentimental
treatment, but show good judgment in
color, care in detail, and considerable
native talent of a distinctly feminine
order. Mrs, Kent's work is in the line
of adaptation rather than strictly original composition, but in this respect it
is not by any means alone. The great
majority of the minor exhibited works
are indeed unblushing copies, and curiously enough prizes have been awarded to these although they have been entered as "original." It would be interesting to have the association definition
of the meaning of this much abused
word.
Mr. Pearce also shows some notable
water colors.
In photography the collection loaned
by Curtis, Seattle, stands pre-eminent
from thc art standpoint, the several
studies of the vanishing race and
of outdoor life being remarkable for
their poetic and atmospheric values. Indeed this collection will richly repay an
hour passed in critical admiration. In
portraiture Mr. rl. Mortimer Lamb has
many examples of artistic insight applied to photography.
And still another art feature of the
exhibition must be classed the table
decorations, a new department of the
competition for ladies, and one calling
for the highest appreciation. Each of
the decorated tables is eloquent of personality, and all are worthy of study.
H£^L.'
•KURQPAT TO NICK.
Learning to Lay Eggs.—"Robt. Allison has a very motherly hen on his
farm. Of a litter of pigs all but one
died, and the hen allows it to nestle
under her wing all night. When it
.wants to be fed it goes to the mother,
but as soon as the meal is finished, off
il: goes to its foster mother to be kept
warm.'—Armstrong Advertiser.
Haicheng, "August 31.—Dear Nick:—
Oh, my poor head and my tired legs!
The Japs are chasing me most scandalously; are now playing ring-a-around-
a-rosy and I'm "it." I don't like it either
There are Japs between me and everything except the sky and the bowels of
the earth and I am looking for a baloon^
ful of them at any minute.
By the way, I'm all out of stationery
of the official sort and wish you would
send me A few pads of blanks like the
enclosed copy:
DAILY RETREAT REPORT.
Time of start ..	
Length of start	
Number of Japs in rear	
Cause of retreat	
Miles per hour	
Distance run	
Distance walked	
Distance on all fours	
Losses from windgall	
Losses from exhaustion  ..
Losses from fright 1.
Losses from heaves	
Total distance retreated	
Prospects of a fight	
Total distance remaining ..  .-	
You might leave off the last item in
the report, as I never fill out that anyway, and it would save a little on composition.
Yours  beleagueredly,
PAT.
—Baltimore American.    .
COAST   SURVEYS.
Hunting the Boar.—Fred Barnes
lost a valuable hog last week through
the carelessness of some hunter.—Edenograph.
Once more "Progress" directs attention to the urgent necessity of having
complete hydrographic surveys made of
the British Columbia coast. The Grand
Trunk Pacific people will do everything in their power to influence the
Ottawa government to take immediate
steps in this direction, and that influence
will undoubtedly be very powerful. The
fact that the new railway may come to
one of the northern ports will of itself
have a potent effect in expediting action
along the necessary lines. But the people of this province ought to move actively in the matter, and not be content
until the coast waters are rendered as
safe for navigation as skill can make
them. Commerce is increasing and will
increase still inore rapidly. With a
great augmentation of the fleet navigating these waters, the chances of serious
accidents will multiply. All navigators
are agreed that the knowledge that the
best of them have of the dangers likely
to be encountered is only fragmentary.
They know the regular channel, that is
the channel followed in the ordinary
coures of travel, so that a voyage north
is, barring the ordinary perils of the
sea, as safe as a voyage in any waters
in the world, except that more lights,
and fog signals and buoys are needed.
The reference is to the knowledge possessed by shipmasters of the waterways
frequented by the regular lines of steamers. Outside of these there is a vast
amount to be learned, and the sooner
the government sets to work to obtain
the information the better.
Exhibitior
Did you see the exhibit of Fruit ft
Rockside (Palmer's) Orchard?
Well, that was grown on
the
North Dairy Farn-
in which there are numerous flve-j
blocks still for sale on easy terms by
BEAUMONT BOGGS
42    Fort Street Telephone
FOR SALE.
Young mare with foal, very ger
good driver and under saddle.
Apply office of PROGRESS
Fire, Life, Marine
and Accident
The Colonist had a very interesting
article one day this week dealing with
the resources of the district around
Quatsino Sound. Only half the truth
was told, and there is much more to be
said. For example, in the part of Vancouver Island ydiich lies between the
Sound and Cape Scott there is a very
considerable area of level land, much
of it fit for cultivation and more well
adapted to stock . raising. The experience of thc settlers in the St. Joseph
Valley is that everything can b; grown
there that can be raised here, and the
same is undoubtedly true of all the lower levels. The winter rainfall is heavier
1 than here, but the summers are much the
i same meteorologically. The winters are
! warmer than ours.
' Losses settled with
promptitude and liberality
Agency Wellington
Household Coal
Hall, Goepel &C
Phone 83
100 Government Street
Provincial
Exhibition
At Victoria, B.
Sept. 27, 28, 29, 30 and
Oct. ist, 1904
SP ECIAL EXCURSION RAT
Large Premiums, Numerous and
uable Special Prizes.   Entries
for Exhibits Close Sept
20, 1904.
GRAND LIVE STOCK P4RAI
One of the Best Markets for S
in the Province.
3-Days Horse Racing-
Arid Grand Spectacula
Display by the Army
and Navy
The Brenton's Thrilling Aer
Bicycle Race
They will ride down a steep
1 cline at inconceivable speed; tb
like birds on the wing, flying aci
a great yawning chasm in mid-air
another incline leading to the groil
continuing in their wild race to
finishing line.
Miners' Rock Drilling Contei
An event of great interest,
large purses. 1st prize, $250; 2
$100; 3rd, $50; one down hole, <
upper; ten minutes each hole. Pi
entries.   Write for conditions.
Bands and Vocal Concerts
Numerous  Attractions  and  No
Side Shows; Mechanical City; Per
In the New Store, 48 Government St.
Blygh's
Patrons of past and present will find Bargains that are alluring.
Heavy receipts of the latest and nattiest Fabrics and Novelties in Dress Goods and
Kindred Wares are now being opened up.
w    %^F Although not yet fully settled in the new establishment, customers have oppor
tunity TODAY to see the goods fresh from the import cases, and to make purchases at advantage.
A. Blygh, 48 Government Street PROGRESS, SATURDAY OCT.   1,   1904
8
fie Wily
Chinee.
fises a Very Neat Scheme To
Cheat Laws of United
States.
:has been said that the law has not
iframed through which a clever law-
:annot safely pilot a coach and four,
etimes a wily Chinaman, himself the
tre of guileless innocence, may sue-
fully essay the role of the aforesaid
esentative of the legal profession,
he special agents of the Treasury
artment of the government of the
ted States will cordially endorse Jhis
lewhat axiomic conclusion in view of
ecent experience they have had with
ental cunning, the scene of action
ig Victoria, and the chief actors as
unidentified and unpunished.
0 what extent the wily Chinese have
"ated in this connection is imposs-
of determination. Their work has
i altogether so "smooth" and finished
no man may define its full scope or
tations. Indeed had not accident
n a clue to what was going on, oper-
is might have been continued indefi-
y without the suspicious of the im-
•ation officers of the anti-Chinese
blic being in the least excited.
ie basis of the profitable (for the
lesc) deceit, is the residence certi-
b issued in the United tSates lo
■n« "'• Chinese birth desirous of vis-
tfeif miive country, These certi-
", contain an abstract description of
Interested Chinaman, his name, age,
it. weHit, etc., a photograph being
rd md the signatures and seal of
suing officers attesting the right of
try,
cl'mlicate description upon issue
ie certificate goes to Washington
ling and there has been no chec!{
n fvrnished the immigration offi-
jSt the ports of entry, who have
irily accepted possession of appar-
bona fide residence certificates as
'ishing a prima facie case of right.
e have been a few attempts at forg-
but in each case the imitation has
so crude and the process so primi-
>hat the fraud was immediately de-
i, the bogus certificates taken up,
the presenters forthwith returned
lina.
ne three months ago the attention
>ogress" was directed to what ap-
:d to be a much more skilful and
tual system of contravening the in-
on of United States prohibitive leg-
on, a system that had apparently
in vogue for several years, with
immunity from discovery for those
iting it. The plan in brief was pho-
aphic reproduction; cafe in the se-r
on of paper precisely similar to that
' in the genuine residence certificates,
the subtsitution of whatever name
description might fit the candidate^
;ntry. Enquiry by one of the most
:rt officials of the department
tght to tight a scheme of fraud beau-
i in its simplicity and eminently sat-
:tory to the Chinese. The process
simply to take a genuine residence
ificate to one of the Victoria photo-i
ihers, who made a perfect copy in
jre ignorance of the use for which it
intended. This photograph was
in the production of a plate at an
blishment in Chinatown for which a
fern half-tone plant was secured in
oma four vears or more ago, the
licate certificates being printed on
simile paper, and the original names,
:ription, seal marks, etc., being care-
v eliminated so that fbey mifdit be
d in to suit orders. The tracing off
latures and utilization of a bogus*,
were insignificant details,
i exact a duplicate of the genuine'
ificates has been thus secured that
experts agree that they would never
e been challenged. It is therefore im-
iible  to  say  how  many have been
1 succesfully.   The expert emnloyed
& exposure of the fraud has now
rfted to Washington and no doubt
:ial instructions are now in the hands
he American immigration officers en-
mr them to detect in future the an-
nnce of the very clever counterfeit.
he Sandon Social Register.—"Weary
lie was in town this week and made
nail fortune * * * * Billy Parham is
ectly sober * * * * Take Kelscy has
l out of the hospital for some time
is still subiect to fits * * * * It is
even bet that John Rep/ah will not
in New Brunswick unless he gets
ried."—Nelson Ledge.
A NEW LAUREATE.
Vancouver  "Province" Presents B. C.
With a Rapid Fire Songstress.
The Vancouver Province has long
enjoyed the reputation of being one of
the most alert and enterprising journals
of western Canada in its pursuit ot
news that is not yet gamey. It has
now added to its news-getting fame
the laurel wreath which crowns the discoverers of the great poets of the race.
Elizabeth Burnham is the name of the
new Canadian laureate, and Mount
Pleasant—so named before the circumstance of her birth cheated the home
manufacturers—her place of abode.
From the heights of her mountain home
she catches the wireless messages of
inspired thought, chains them to earth
by means of a fountain pen (name will
be inserted at ordinary advertising
rates), and despatches them by street
car without the necessity of transfer
to the office of the Hastings street
daily, where expectant thousands await
their appearance on the bulletins' in order that they may learn the worst and
have it over.
Naturally the return of Pte. Perry
has caused Miss Btirnham's Pegasus to
rear to such an extent that there is serious danger of wire trouble for the telephone people. There is a Kiplingesque
odor of martial cordite in the paen (not
pain) wherewith she greets the conquering hero, as will be instantly recognized
by the opening and soul-stirring lines:
Hark!  thc  bugle  calls, listen  to   the
drums
Ter-r-rum,   ter-r-rum, ter-r-rum, ter-r-
rum,ter-r-runi:
See  thc soldiers  marching,  each  step
■with gladness fraught,
They go to ivclcome Perry, of the Rifles
of Connaught.
What vivid word-painting in that single exclamation point after the hark 1
It is the artist who knows just where
to ^sflop for the true ,and complete
effect. The Nanaimo Free Press bard
for example is never content to hark
with fewer that at least three exclamation marks. ,
And the tonal color of the rolling
drum chord—"Ter-r-rum, ter-r-rum,'
ter-r-rum, ter-r-rum, ter-r-rum!" Could
anything be more accurately descriptive ?
One can almost see the soldiers proudly marching by, with the gladness
fraught attached to their legs!
The complete poem is in seven verses
showing pleasing diversity in size and
thus proving the poet superior to
any poetic union. The limitations of
space, forbearance, and the fear of the
copyright law interdict its reproduction
in entirety, yet one cannot be denied
the pleasure of republishing for the
benefit of Victoria readers at least one
more example of the new laureate's original and striking style; it is found
in the fourth stanza:
But, sec!  the hero  comes, they raise
him high above the croivd,
And   bear   him   through   the   dascling
streets, midst cheering long and
loud;
Whilst through   the  shouts  of people
and tiring of bombs,
We have these strains victorious. "Sec
thc conquering hero comes."
Tt is perhaps here that Miss Bum-
ham is at her best. The fine variation
in practice in raising before the call
will be noted with approval by the
critical; while the businesslike disposition to get thc full value for the poetic
license fee will also be cordially acclaimed by the economical and the commercial classes. There is moreover a
the cramping rules and regulations of
delicate and merry jest shining through
the two concluding lines of the quotation, the true poetic instinct having
permitted the writer to comment effectively upon Vancouver's recent crusade
upon the vagrant classes, while giving
offence to none, nor deteriorating in
her art by too ready adoption of the
patois of the day. Anyone who studies
the lines a moment will quickly grasp
their hidden beauty by taking the keynote of the final word, "comes." And
the lilies as published look ever so much
better than in the bald and  literal:
"Whilst through the shouts of people
and the firing of thc bums.
"Wc have these strains victorious. 'Sec
the conquering hero comes.'"
Hear! Hear!—This is not the close
season for ads, and no one will be shot
dead who brings one to this office.—
Nelson Ledge
It pays to pack your pantry with
Price's Pure Preserves. His Peaches,
Pears, Plums and Pickles are priceless.  Purity is personified in them.
ELBOW ROOM.
Set out an orchard of apple trees
ten feet apart, and you will have a
very poor orchard. The trees will
interfere with each other's growth:
they will lack sunlight and moisture
and the nourishment of the soil.
Puny, branchless trees will result:
many will die. You will get a tenth
of a crop of very poo)r quality of
apples." %
Set out your trees forty feet apart,
£and each one will thrive, without
trespassing upon its neighbor. Each
will attain a symmetrical growth,
with a deep, wide rootage, and broad
low-spreading branches.
That's the way the Lord intended
apple trees to grow.
This isn 't a disquisition upon apple
trees.   It's an allegory.
Men are like apple trees—THEY
NEED ROOM. The more room a
man has the more he'll grow and expand and develop.
That is one of the chief charms of
the Pacific Coast; we have lots of
room.
"Room" is another way of saying
:' opportunity." There are opportunities everywhere, but there are more
of flieni to the square mile on the
Pacific Coast than any where else in
the world. For the same amount of
effort, a man can get greater returns*
here than any place else in the world.
Why? The reason is simple. The
resources are here, the raw material:
wonderful, unguessed treasures of
field and mine and stream. That
doesn't mean that a man must be a
farmer or a miner or a fisherman.
These men take the raw material first
and pass it on to the miller, the manufacturer, the merchant, the lawyer.
When they prosper, everybody prospers.
That's the first reason: resource.
The second is elbow room. No matter
what your business, the Pacific Const
offers you an opportunity. It's a
young, growing, uncrowned country,
whose greatest need is men. And
theres lots of elbow room.
—From the September Pacific Monthly.
The commonly accepted idea of the
Czar has been that he is a mild sort
of a young man, swayed hither and
thither, but always in the wrong direction, by a lot of irresponsible advisers. A different view of his character
is now being promulgated. He is represented as being essentially an autocrat, but at the same time as a moody,
superstitious man, devoutly believing in
spiritualism and such things, stubborn
to an unusual degree, nervous and something of a physical coward—in short as
about the most unsuitable person to govern an empire in a crisis as could well
be selected. Whether this is any nearer
the mark than the other view may well
remain in doubt. Just now he is more
in evidence than any other man in the
world, and hence is likely to be pictured in as many lights as the ingenuity of
writers can devise. The only thing
certain is that he has made a bad mess
of things.
There has been a good deal of irresponsible talk about dissension in t'he
ranks of both political parties of this
city. Some people are unable to differentiate between a divergence of opinion
and dissension. Of the former there
has been considerable, but not more than
is needed to keep public opinion healthy.
When a party becomes passive in the
hands of those who are temporarily its
leaders, it becomes weak and disintegration is sure to ensue. Men fight side
by side all the better for having first
threshed out their little differences. The
man who is counting upon his party
carrying Vicotria because of supposed
want of harmony on thc other side, is
deceiving himself.
Miss Adelia Thompson made her debut as a balloonist at North Vancouver last Saturday. She was a trifle
nervous, but kept her head, cut loose her
parachute at the right moment, and
landed right side up with care.
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Best Equipped Hack^and Livery
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All Rubber-Tired Hack1' and Finest Livery Turnouts.   Baggage, Furniture
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Week End Excursions
AT POPULAR RATES
TO ALL FAVOURITE ISLAND RESORTS.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,  Comox and
Other Points of Interest.
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Everything for the kitchen in
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Because its success is assured, its
possibilities are unlimited, its promoters' shares only draw dividends in
proportion to treasury shares sold. It
is the only company in Oanada which
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Why not buy a block before the rise
which is sure to come?
The Never Fail Remedies are the
only Non-Alcoholic Medicines; this,
together with their wonderful curative powers, is going to make them the
most popular medicines on the market. Read the company's new hook-
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the office, 92 Government Street.
The Western
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ROYAL HOTEL
AND CAFE
Fort Street (Few Doors from Tourist Information Bureau.)
Family and Temperance Hotel.
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Bath, Electric Light, and all Modern
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Single Pare 10c.
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A SPECIALTY,
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By A. PETCH,
Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller,
99 Douglas St., Victoria,
Opposite Porter'. Butcher Shop
Typewriting and
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High-Class Work of all Descriptions at
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PROGRESS, SATURDAY, OCT.     1,  1904
process
weekly newspaper published at
Fort street, Victoria, B.C.,
by C. H. Lugrin.
35
C. H. Gibbons
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..Associate Editor
..Business Manager
Subscription Price .... ? 1.00 a Tear
. Advertising rates on application.
THE  MEREDITH  PLAN
George Meredith, it seems, is opposed to the idea of marrying "for
keeps." If there is a Mrs. Meredith
it would add interest to the novelist's
opinion if Iter's were forthcoming.
When a man marries the wrong woman,
he may be expected to object to the
"till death do us part" portion of the
contract; although there is a lot of
wisdom in the saying which tells us
that it is better to endure the ills we
have than Hy to those we do not know
anything about. The immortal dramatist, who made this observation originally, would probably have agreed with
Meredith in thinking that there
was such a thing as being married too
long to the same person. . To the "marriage by instalments" plan there are several objections. Some of them are little
ones— although we are not told whether
or not children are to be permitted under the new regime . If they are not
to . be eliminated, the proverbial wisdom of the child who knows its own
father would be as foolishness compared to the appalling sagacity needed to
keep track of family matters under the
Meredith system. Then there are other
complications which must arise. We
will suppose that Mr. and Mrs. A. are
married for a period that is to terminate
this clay six months. Mrs A. will
probably want another husband and Mr.
A. another wife. Now it is reasonable to supose that Mr. A. would raise
serious objections to anybody coming
to court Mrs. A. during his tenure of
the lady, and it is improbable that Mrs.
A. would view with equanimity any
attentions shown by Mr. A. to another.
Again, if marriage by instalments is to
be permitted, Lucy, let us say, may
agree to marry Joseph for three years
and William for the following three.
Under these circumstances it is clear
that William, having a reversionary interest in Lucy, would be entitled to
invoke the protection of the court if he
could make out a proper case, and when
we grant this, we must also concede
that the court might appoint a receiver
for the said lady. The mind grows
dizzy with contemplation of the infinite possibilities of Mr. Meredith's
plan, and there is some satisfaction in
knowing that it is not likely to be realized, except after the fashion rendered
possible by the divorce laws in some
of thc States of the American Union.
The chief criticism to be made of the
stock exhibit is that sufficient care is
not taken to see that the cattle are well-
groomed. This also holds good of the
cattle exhibited at New Westminster.
There is really no good reason for it.
Cattle should, when exhibited, look as
clean as horses. Of course the quality
of an animal may not be improved from
the breeder's point of view, by a slick
coat and a few ribbons, but from the
visitors' standpoint these things make
a great deal of difference. The finest
thing aoout any exhibition is the stock.
More people will look at fine stock than
at anything else, and not even horse
races will attract attendance like a fine
exhibit of clean and handsome animals.
From the point of view of the box office,
the proper grooming of animals is of
the greatest importance. At the Victoria fair grounds a wide plank walk
in the rear of the animals should be
provided. In respect to the horses there
is not room for criticism on the score
of grooming, but there is a notable lack
of attendants, or a descriptive card in
lieu thereof, so that a visitor must
be content with a look at an animal,
which in many instances is completely
blanketed. In short, enough is not
made of the stock exhibit from the
standpoint of the sight-seer. At some
of the fairs in the East, attendants are
always on hand to tell visitors about
the animals in their charge.
General Orloff is to be court-martial-'
led. He is alleged to have been the
cause of the loss of Liao Yang. Now
we have been told that thc retreat of the
Russians from that point was in ac-'
cordance with a prearranged plan. If
this is the case, what reason is there for
punishing Orloff? Possibly it may be,
as Vlotaire said of the shooting of
Admiral Bing, to encourage the others.
THE GREAT NECESSITY
"Few of us but have petty vanities."
So saith the Times. Thus one by one
our cherished hopes are blasted. We
had fondly hoped that our genial evening contemporary—but why go on?
One more idol has been discovered to
have feet of clay.
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"He has given us deeds not words."
'this is the language of Sir Howard
Vincent at the dinner given by the
Manufacturers' Association, and the reference was to Sir Wilfrid Lattrier's
policy in regard to inter-Imperial trade.
When we recall how Ladysmith held
out against the Boers and Baden-
Powell kept the enemy at bay at Mafe-
king, the resistance of the Port Arthur
garrison seems less notable than it
otherwise would.
. Art, industry, vegetation and stock-
raising are fine things in their way; but
to draw the crowd there is nothing like
"an agricultural boss race." And it
seems to be favored by the Clerk of the
Weather.
THE EXHIBITION.
Suppose the good fairy of our childhood's story book should come to Victoria and say to us that we might as
a city have one wish gratified, what
would we ask for? If a plebiscite were
taken, "Progress" believes the answer
would be: The development of Vancouver Island5 for its entire length by
a railway. It is announced that there
will shortly be a Dominion election, and
one of the principal things which
should determine the choice of a representative should' be his ability to promote the early accomplishment of that
great necessary work.
Such a railway is of itself a sufficient
subject for the ambition of any man
in Victoria. To bring about its construction it is necessary that some one
shall, if need be, devote his time and
influence to it. "Progress" does not
know how far advanced are certain railway enterprises, whose field is to be this
Island, but it does know that at present
there is no reason to expect a successful issue from them, unless government
assistance is forthcoming. If none of
them are in a condition to warrant the
government of the Dominion or the
Province in dealing with them, then an
effort should be forthwith made to enlist the co-operation of moneyed men.
who can put forward a project that will
command governmental support.
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Will
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,—Mr. Gideon Hicks Local
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The Exhibition held in this city
during the past week is conceded to
have been superior in respect to the
number and quality of entries to any
ever held in Victoria. There is unmistakable evidence that the shows in this
city are increasing in popularity and
importance among exhibitors, although
a very great deal remains to be done to
make them attract visitors from nearby
towns. This is an aspect of the case
that time only can remedy. When once
the exhibitions by a series of successes
have demonstrated that they may be
relied upon as worth coming to sec, we
may look with confidence for a greatly
increased attendance from outside poits.
As yet it is too soon to expect results
that will be altogether satisfactory :n
this respect.
The strongest feature of the present
exhibition was the display of live -.tock,
and this is as it ought to be, for improved live stock means more to the
province than anything else in connection with farming. If the progress in
this respect shown by the exhibits is at
all representative of the advance in
quality manifest throughout the district
tributary to thc exhibition, there is
abundant cause for congratulation.
Comparing the horses and cattle with
those shown when the present scries of
exhibitions began, the improvement is
marked. There were animals on thc
show grounds that would have stood
well beside the best stock in the older
settled parts of Canada. In cattle there
is evidence of more careful breeding,
pure bred stock of the standard classes
being present in large numbers. This
is undoubtedly due to the many judicious importations that have been made
in recent years. In draft horses the entries as a rule were high. Sheep and
swine were more than up to the mark
set by previous shows.
Everyone in Victoria is particularly
well pleased to do all in his or her
power to advance the success of the exhibition which has monopolized public
attention this week. Everybody cannot,
however, quite understand the soundness of civic policy which suggests and
sanctions the closing of virtually all
business establishments during two afternoons when the city is filled with
visitors aud when naturally the merchants would reap business advantages
from the influx. There were many in
Thursday's and Friday's crowds from
up the line of the E. & N. and from the
islands of the Gulf, who had intended
devoting some portions of their afternoons in the city, to shopping, and it
is regrettable from the merchants' standpoint, as well as that of the visitors'
that they were practically debarred from
doing so. Victoria's policy in this regard is otic of those things which the
hustling visitor from Puget Sound endeavors in vain to comprehend.
Brantford, Ontario, has led the way
for Canada in the municipalization of its
telephone system, which will hereafter
be operated for the accommodation of
citizens in the same matter as the water
and electric light departments, a standard rate of $l per month being prescribed for residential phones. It is meet
and proper that Brantford should take
thc lead in this long step toward the
popularization of the phone and stimulation of its general use, Brantford being the birthplace of the telephone.
As announced in the last issue of this
paper, the musical festival projected by
Mr. Charles A. E. Harriss of Ottawa
and conducted by that notable director,
Sir Alexander Mackenzie concerning
which so much has been said and written
within recent months— will be carried
out during the coming season. Details
were considered and the decision to
form a festival chorus in Victoria ratified at a special public meeting held in
the city hall this week, Mr. John G.
Brown presiding and the vocal talent of
the city being well represented.
The proposal of Mr. Harris, as already indicated in these columns, is as
follows: That the chorus should attend
to all the local expenses, which, from1
estimates given, would amount to about
$6oo, roughly, which would include rent
of hall, music., printing, piano hire and
fees to local conductor. Mr. Harriss,
under this arrangement, would have to
allow something like 25 per cent, of the
gross takings to the chorus, from which
they would reimburse themselves. The
estimated receipts, as based on the earnings from the last festival, are $2,000.
Twenty-live per cent, of this would amount to $500.
Mr. George Phillips was re-elected
lion, secretary-treasurer, and a committee of twelve was appointed to deal
with the general business of the proposed chorus. Mr. Gideon Hicks was
elected conductor. Mr. Phillips told
the meeting that he had already a guarantee fund amounting to upwards of
$400, headed by the Lieutenant-Governor, lion, president, and the mayor, hon.
vice-president, which would be forthcoming in case the affair resulted in a
loss. Mr. Harriss has promised to provide a first-class orchestra, which he
will bring with him; also first-class soloists, chosen from some of the leading
singers in the Old Country. Sir Alexander Mackenzie, president of the Royal
Academy of Music, will come out as
conductor.
The place selected for holding the
festival is the Metropolitan Methodist
church, as the drill hall is no longer
available, and the theatre would not accommodate the chotirs of 200 voices.
From a list of festival music submitted by Mr. Harriss, the local committee
will make selection of the pieces adjudged most acceptable for local production.
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$18.00 Suits for $i4.oo
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Fall Overcoats,  Ahoy!
The time for wearing them is within easy hailing
distance—in fact, they are quite in order now for
evening wear.
The Overcoats, themselves, are here in a variety
of handsome new Fall Styles and materials that will
"make a hit" with every man of taste.
There have been no "equinoctial
gales" this year. Weather-wise folk say
there never are any, and that if we
selected any other date in the year and
kept note of the storms occurring on or
about it, we could easily make out a
case for periodical disturbances at that
particular time Any storm that conies
within ten days after or before the
Equinox is credited to it, but when you
come to think of it twenty days is quite
a long time.
—Time for a Change:
A notice in the city papers dttrin„
the past week has directed attention to
a decision reached by the city butchers
and meat dealers to terminate today
the allowance of the 5 per cent, discounts heretofore granted for monthly
settlements. Curiously enough the cash
customer appears to have "got the worst
of it" in dealing with the meat men
heretofore, receiving no reduction in
prices when buying and paying ready
money, whereas thc purchaser on a
monthly settlement basis obtained his
goods at just ig-20ths of that paid by
the casu customer—and had the use of
his money while the butcher waited. It
would take much argument to show
just where the justice or the commercial
policy of this method of doing business
came in.
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73 Government Street
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Phone 850a PROGRESS, SATURDAY,    OCT.  1,  1904
6
i I    The Week in Society    ! *
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During the week just past the con-
regation of the Victoria West Metho-
st church have extended a most coral welcome to Mrs. R. J. Mclntyre,
eir pastor's bride. The marriage took
ace at Sandon about ten days ago and
thus referred to in the Methodist
ecorder: "An event of unusual in-
rest was celebrated at Sandon on
ednesday, the 7th inst., when Rev. R.
Mclntyre, of Victoria, and formerly
Sandon, was united in marriage to
iss Ada Pound, daughter of Mr. and
ts, r. Pound. The ceremony which
ok place at the residence of the
ide's parents was performed by Rev.
!mes Calvert, Rev. Mr. Brown (Pres-
rterian) and Rev. Father Jennotte
ioman Catholic) being present, besides
ie immediate friends of the contracting
arties. The bride is a niece of Mr. W.
:. and C. F. Pound, of Vernon', and
susin to Rev. Dr. A. C. Courtice, for-
er editor of the Christian Guardian,
oronto, She has been a valued work-
in the church at Sandon."
* *   *
Invitations have been sent out for
ie opening dance of Mrs. Dickinson
id Mrs. Simpson's evening classes, to
held on Thursday next. Assembly
ill is in the hands of the painters
id decorators and is undergoing a
orough renovating.    When completed
will present an attractive appearance
r the coming season. If any pupil or
lend   whose  name  has   inadvertently
:ii overlooked, will kindly send the
me to Mrs. Simpson, 8 St. John street,
card will be sent at once.   Mr. Edgar
wcett, violin, and Miss Thain, piano)
ve been engaged for the season to
for   all   classes.    The  beginners'
ss' will  organize  Monday    evening,
len  all  those  intending  to  join  are
jed to try and be present.
* *   ♦
\mong the week-end visitors on the
ast are the Earl of Lichfield, deputy
/ernor of the Hudson's Bay Com-
ly, and party. The party consists of
!-:d and L&dy Lichfield, Lord and
:y Dartmouth and daughter, Lord
son, Lord Lewisham and Col. the
n. W. Coke. Lord and Lady Lich-
will return East by the C.P.R.,
felling  via the  Kootenay,  and  will
e for Arrowhead on the Atlantic
jress on Wednesday. Lord and Lady
rtmouth and daughter will return by
of the southern American lines,
le the remainder of the party will
for Japan on the R. M. S. Empress
India.
* *   *
ilrs. S. Maclure gave an informal at
ue on Friday last to afford oppor-
lity for her friends to inspect the
nty and most admirable collection of
matures; the work of her guest, Miss
ebling of London, whom also it was
ir privilege to meet. Among those
ending were the Misses Pemberton,
rs. Charles W. Rhodes, Miss Smith,
rs. J. L. Raymur, Mrs. H. Kent, the
isses Baiss, Miss Angus, Miss Bam-
rd,  Mrs/,   and   Miss   LangleJ*,   Mrs.
imbleton, Miss Lenevue,  Mrs. Rey-
ds, Mrs. D. R. Harris and a num-
of others.
* *   *
Mr. F. S. Hussey this week resumed
duties as superintendent of police
warden of jails for British Co-
rnbia, the past few weeks having done
uch to restore the veteran head of
lice in British Columbia to something
his old time form. It will Ibe a
urce of genuine pleasure to very many
lends that Mr. Hussey teels himseljt
iinciently vigorous again tp don the
rness, and all will hope that he has
it overestimated his strength nor will
obliged to again seek climatic change
the pursuit of health.
• •   •
The Yukon World of September 15th,
intains thc following: "Mr. James
ndrew Lindsay, formerly of Victoria,
id Miss Hattie Bidding, of Minnesota,
ere united in marriage last night by
v. Mr. Barraclough at the home ot
r. George Layfiekl, whose residence
ill constitute their future home. The
itnesses were Mr. J. H. Pottinger and
iss Stella Bidding. The bride and
00m have both been here for' somfc)
,i»and have many friends who will
sn'them well in their nuptial bliss."
Tbe Vancouver News-Advertiser says:
*--*'■-*
quiet wedding was solemnized on
tesday at thc First Congregational
urch manse, the principals being Mr.
hri Hal fort and Miss Lena Winifred
hnston. The bride was assisted by
iss  Ella Barkon, while Mr. T. Halt-,
t supported the groom. The cere-
Miy was performed by Rev. John
mpson in the presence of a few im-
diate friends of the contracting par-
s.   After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Halfort left on the Princess Victoria
for Victoria, where they will spend their
honeymoon."
A sale of exquisite work by the ladies
of the Emergency Club will be held
about the first week in November in
the parlor of the Balmoral hotel, which
has been very kindly loaned for the occasion by the proprietress, Mrs. White,
It is hoped that thc sale will be well
patronized, as there are many things
suitable for Christmas gifts. The ladies
of the club have worked very hard to
get things together for the sale, the proceeds of which they intend to donate to
the fund being raised to build the new
consumption sanitarium.
* *   <
The marriage was celebrated on Tuesday last of Mr. J. A. Knight of Ladysmith and Miss May Renfree, the ceremony being performed at the home of
Mr. J1.. Renfreei Randall istrefct, and
Rev. George W. Deans officiating. The
bride wore cream silk trimmed with lace.
Exceptionally artistic floral decorations
of the home constituted a feature of
the pretty wedding.
• *   *   *
To-day the children, their friends and
prospective pupils of the Saturday class
will be given a complimentary opening
party by Mrs. Lester from 4 to 9 o'clock
in A.O.U.W. hall. On Monday a shirtwaist dance will be held for the adults.
Judging from expressions of approval
on all sides, this' informal party should
prove a great success. .
»   *   #
Mr. William Richards, a foremost operator of the Atlin mining camp, and
Mrs. Annie E. Webster, daughter of
Mrs. C. G. Quick of Cadboro Bay, were
united in matrimony this week by Rev.
G. K. B. Adams, and are now spending
their honeymoon in the cities of Puget
Sound. Returning, they will make their
home at Hastings, Cadboro Bay Road.
* *   *
Rev. G. K. B. Adams was called
upon during the week to solemnize the
marriage of Mr. Robert Wood and
Miss Sadie A. Smith, second daughter
of Mr. Wilson Smith of this city, the
wedding taking place at the home of
the bride's brother-in-law, Mr, George
E. Moss, of Elford street.
* *   *
Sergeant Perry and his bride (.nee
McAllister) have been enjoying t'-m
honeymoon here during the presenlf
week. The Sergeant expects to pay another visit to Eastern Canada shortly,
with Mrs. Perry, and will then Settle
down in Vancouver the East having
no allurements for him.
* *   *
The marriage is to take place at' St.
John's church on the afternoon of the
nth instant of Miss Corisancle Powell,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. I. W. Powell,
and Mr. John Gurney Fordham of Vancouver. Afterwards there will be a reception at Oakdene.
»   •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Bazil J. Jayne, of Vancouver spent a portion of their honeymoon here last week. The bride was
until a ceremony performed last Monday made her Mrs. Jayne, Miss Florence E. Davis, daughter of Rev. and
Mrs. J. Hardwich Davis, of Birchley,
Kent, Eng.
* *   *
Miss Annie Jobson has returned from
a five months' visit with, relatives in
England. She was the guest during the
greater part of her visit, oi her sister,
Mrs.  T.  W.  Midgley, of    St.    Aniis-
on-the-Sea.
* *   *
Mrs. Dunsmuir's croquet tournament
was brought to a close under sunny
skies last Saturday, the winners being
Mr. Justice Martin and Mrs. F. S.
Barnard, first; Col. F. B. Gregory and
Mrs. P. AE. Irving.
.   «   *
Mr. and Mrs. E. Purcell Johnson are
home again, after enjoying a vacation
at Campbell river, where Mr. Johnson
found the fishing and shooting excellent.
* *   »
Mrs. McFeely of Vancouver gave a
delightful afternoon tea last week in
honor of her sister and guest, Mrs.
Walter S. Chambers of this city.    .
* *   *
A small but delightful tennis tournament was given at Work Point barracks
on Monday and Thursday of the present
week.
* *   *
Mr, John Lamb Thompson is visiting his parents, Captain and Mrs. John
Thompson, before returning to Portland to resume his dental studies.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Dyne of Sat-
yrna spent the week in town.
Mrs. J. Graham Ure of Vancouver,
who has been visiting with Victoria
relatives  and    friends,    has    returned
home.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hardaker have
returned from an interesting in instructive visit to the St. Louis exposition.
Mr. E. Shakespeare of Nanaimo is
the guest   of   his brother,  Postmaster
Noah Shakespeare.
* *   *
Mr. E. P. Davis, K.C., and Mrs.
Davis are spending a fortnight at the
St. Louis World's Exposition.
* *   «
Mr. G. Lowe, chief clerk in the Finance Department, Ottawa, is enjoying
a holiday here.
* *   *
Mr. Percy Wollaston, Jr., is making
a late tour of the Northern cities.
* *   *
Mr. Ralph Smith, M.P. of Nanaimo,
and Mrs. Smith, spent the greater part
of the week in the city.
* *   *
Mr. D. W. Higgins is making the Balmoral his home.
* *   *
You will soon be discarding your
Straw, and then you will discover that
last winter's Derby will, not go another
season. Drop in and see our NEW
LINES.
FINCH & FINCH,
Government Street.
Just Received
A large consisnment of
DUTCH BULBS
Extra fine quality.
Ask for Price Lists.
Johnston's Seed Store
City Market.
Important
Auction Sale
Valuable and High-Class Water Color
Paintings
I am instructed to sell the entire collection of valuable paintings which are
now on exhibition at the corner of
Government and Broughton Sts. on
Tuesday Next,
October 4th
at 2 p.m.
As the consigners are compelled to realize there will positively be no reserve
This affords an opportunity seldom offered to secure high-class works of art
at your own prices.
The collection is now on view and
will be sold at the above mentioned
premises.
Assembly Dancing Academy
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. 1st, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3.30 to 5 p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Wednesday afternoon, children 3 to 8
years, 3.30 to 4.30.
Thursday. Social Night, 8.30to n p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
class.
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.15.
PHONE  B81
DANCING  ACADEMY
A. 0.-U. W. Hall (downstairs), 150 Yates street.
M.LESTER
Member National Association Masters ol
Danciug.
OPENING PARTIES
Complimentary to Juveniles, Saturday
October 1st.
SHIRT WAIST DANCE-OCT. 3d
Refreshments supplied by ladies.
Beginners' Class forms October 5th.
Hall to rent for parties, etc.
CAMPBELLS
Silk
Underskirts
New Silk Underskirts
New Moriette Underskirts
New ftorein Underskirts
New Styles      New Colors
Special Cut
New Fall Coats
A large variety of the newest and most
up-to-date styles in Ladies' Fall Garments
Hundreds to Choose   From
MRS. M. fl. VIGOR
Pall Millinery Opening
Ladies are invited to inspect the latest
LONDON HND NEW YORK PATTERNS.
88 Yates Street, Victoria.
The WHITE HOUSE
Remember Our Exhibit of
Fall Millinery and Novelties
On Tuesday and Wednesday
Sept. 13 and 14 HENRY YOUNG & CO.
Independent" Stylograph Pen, $1.25
IT NEVER FAILS.   FREE TRIAL.
T. N. HIBBEN & CO. Government St
Victoria College of Music
248 Cook Street, Victoria, B. C.
Principal:   MR. A. LONGFIELD, F. V. C- M.
PIANO, VIOLIN,   ORGAN IN  ALL THEIR   BRANCHES
Special Inducements to Pupils on the Pipe Organ
** WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
GUN REPAIRING
Our Prices are Right
GREAT REDUCTION SALE OF 1904 WHEELS
HARRIS & MOORE, Machinists, 114 Yates St.
OXYGENCURE
Has cured in Victoria—
1 case of abscess in hip joint.
1 case of pneumonia and pleurisy in
2i/2 days.
1 case of typhoid in five days.
1 case of spinal meningitis .
3 cases of inflammatory rheumatism.
2 cases of consumption,  besides  any
number of smaller cases. No sensation experienced during use. Call
or inquire Mrs. Herbert Kent, 243
Yates street, or 'phone 185B.
Kinds of
Hair Work Done
Ladies'
Etc, at
Mrs. G.
Kosche's B
PROGRESS, SATURDAY, OCT.   1,     1904
The Week in Society
Continued from page 5.
' A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized last Saturday, afternoon at the
jresidence of the bride's parents, 165 Fort
(street, the principals being Mr. Ernest
Melville Anderson, assistant curator of
the provincial museum, and Miss Sophia
Kathleen Cox, only daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. D. G. Cox. ,The ceremony was
performed by Rev. G. K. B. Adams of
the Metropolitan chruch, in the presence of a number of near relatives. Miss
M. Anderson acted as bridesmaid while
Mr. A. Curtin supported the groom. The
newly wedded pair, amid a shower of
rise, left for Seattle to spend a short
honeymoon, and on their return will
take up their residence at 149 Fort stret.
»   *   *
Mr. Harry B, Shackelton of Ilkley,
Yorkshire, England, has returned home,
having left here about three weeks ago.
His loss to the music-loving public is
no small one. He has always been very
pouular in the local oratorios and was a
valued member of St. Andrew's (Presbyterian) church choir. He has now resumed his vocal and musical studies in
the home land.
Mrs. J. Morrison, wife of Governor
Morrison of Idaho, has left for home,
after a pleasant visit with Victoria
relatives and friends,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Briggs expect to
leave shortly for Nelson, where they
will make their home in future.
* *   *
Mr. Robert Grant, M.P.P. of Comox,
spent the week in the city.
* *   *
Hon. Captain and Mrs. R. G. Tatlow left on Sunday on their trip to
England and Ireland.
* *   *
Miss Bertha Cassidy has returned to
Vancouver,  her    home, after a  pleasant visit here of several weeks' dura-
Mr. Leonard A. Gill of Vancouver
has been spending a holiday with his
family and friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McDonnell of
Seattle enjoyed a pleasant visit to Victoria this week.
An enterprising and progressive firm
that is rapidly coming to the front, as
will be noticed by their exhibit at the
Agricultural Exhibition this year, is the
B. C. Saddlery Co., Ltd. Their neat
and not unnecessarily showy exhibit
was arranged with good taste, and it
took but a momentary glance for one to
note that the quality of their goods was
all that could be desired. It is worthy
of notice that their familiar "general
purpose" old grey mare has ehangjed
her spots, and has now joined the ranks
of the dark bays. The change is a good
one, as on this color a good set of harness shows up to advantage. Horsemen snould make a point of taking a
look at the new bit that is handled by
the above company, which never rusts
nor corrodes. It's a time-saver to those
that like clean harness, and it should
be hailed with delight by good horsemen.
UP TO THE JUDGE.
Colonist "Humor" Placed His Honor in
Most Peculiar Position.
F. 0. E.
What with its foundationless attack
upon Hon. Mr. Prefontaine, which had
to be immediately repudiated both by the
government and other Conservative
organs, its puerile "Korea" fake, and
other recent examples of local style, the
Colonist is fast gaining a reputation for
admirable unreliability, not to say red-
cyed sensationalism. The News-Advertiser is disposed to act as an apologist,
but the Colonist declines to be excused,
as witness the following from the columns of the Vancouver paper with the
footnote added by the Colonist in reprinting :
" 'One of the stories of the recent holdup on the C.P.R., which appeared in the
Victoria Colonist, contained a fictitious
account of the actions of His Honor
Judge Bole. The article related how he
generalled the forces in the Pullman,
and had the car barricaded with the
seats. He then took a revolver and stood
behind waiting for the hold-up men to
come along the lighted vestibule, when
he would pick 'em off, one by one, a la
Leonidas and the forces of Xerxes in
the pass at Thermopylae. Those who
knew of the incident said that the story
A change in the method of conducting meetings of the Victoria Eagles
takes effect next Wednesday night. On
that evening the regular weekly sessions
will begin, and by resolution the local
aerie has decided to be governed .by a
programme of variation. The new plan
provides that candidates for membership will only be received on two regular meetings, viz., on the second and
fourth Wednesdays of each month. The
first Wednesday of each month will be
given over to a hurried business session,
after which mirth and merriment will
hold sway sucn as only Ealges know
how to provide. A new committee will
each month be appointed to arrange the
details for the following social sessions,
which will only be open to members of
the F. 0. E. All other Wednesdays
Eagles will return home early as only a
short business session will be held.
Next Wednesday being the first in the
month, a social is being arranged for.
which promises to tickle the funny side
of the local birds. The committee in
charge are J. M. Hughes, H. F. W.
Behnsen, James Dupeh and Joseph
Wachter.
FAIRALL BROS.
Manufacturers of
Engl is h Ale and Stout and7Aerated Waters
Telephone 444      Victoria* West, B. C.
—A Chinese Wrinkle:
It takes the Chinese to devise new and
original wrinkles in the gentle art of
fooling the police, especially when it
is necessary to becloud the eyes of the
law in order to protect gambling—that
institution of Chinatown which enters so
closely into the national character. Latterly it is Black Jack .that has found
most favor in the eyes of the Chinks.
But they do not play it in the old, open
way. Far from it. Dominoes are called into service as chips, and the game
to all appearances is as innocent and
harmelss as a soda siphon. But it is
Black Jack just the same, and all the
more attractive on account of its little
disguise.
Owing to ■> pressure of other matter
this week, we have rtad to leave out
two sermons and a poem written by
the younger Booth, entitled, "The Tinhorn's  Lament."
The Gordon
Hotel
(LATlE   WILSON)
Under Entirely New Management.
YATES STREET, VICTORIA, B.O.
Fifty Most Spacious, Comfortably
Furnished, Home-like Rooms in British Columbia.
TERMS VERT MODERATE.
The sole object o£ the proprietress
will be the comfort of her guests.
Address all communications to
MRS. J. ABERDEEN GORDON,
Phone 1018 P. 0. Box 49.
Get your Stationery at
HASTIE'S FAIR
Papeteries, 10,15, 20, 25c.
Splendid values- 20 per cent, cheaper
than elsewhere.
77 Government Street.
Victoria's
Oontinentally-famed and Strictlj
First-class Hotels.
The Dallas
Situated on the Dallas Road—Vicj
toria's ocean drive, is pre-emil
nently THE favorite summer :
sort of British Columbia.
The Centrally Located
Vernon
—Doing Good Service:
The band of the Fifth Regiment appears to have fallen upon its feet during
the visit to St. Louis and the big exposition, for the official programme
(copies of which have reached the press
of Victoria during thc past week) contains evidence that although too late according to the official limitation, the
band has in some way been added to the
list of official bands on duty at thc big
fair. The result is that the band and
Victoria figure in no fewer than three
places in the official programme, 100,-
000 copies of which are issued daily—
giving concerts at thc Canadian Pavilion, adjacent to the world-celebrated
floral clock and the Department of
Agriculture, and at the fireworks display at the Stadium in the evenings.
The other bands of last week featured
were the Grenadier Guards Band (London), the Garde Repttblicaine Band
(Paris), Weil's Band of St. Louis, and
the Mexican Artillery Band. Assuredly the Fifth is in good company.
"Man wants but little here below" but
he must he in fashion and wear a good
ncektie if he wants to enjoy that "little."
so bear in mind that we have surpassed
ourselves this season as regards selection and quantity in that line, and wc
can please the most fastidious.
FINCH & FINCH,
Government Street.
was intended as a joke, albeit in very
poor taste, for had it really occurred the
style of the composition would have
made it appear ridiculous. To make that
point sure, it stated that the story was
missed because Vancouver reporters
were asleep that night and missed it. It
is not necessary to state that the paper
appearing the morning after the hold-up
had full particulars, but the Colonist
which came to Vancouver had somehow I
only a few lines about it, possibly be-1
cause its correspondent, who would
hardly be asleep at midnight, was very
energetically searching for news in other
quarters. But up-country and Eastern
papers took the matter very seriously.
A number of them have reprinted the
"josh" in earnest, giving it bold headlines and little knowing the vein in
which it was written. Either the Colonist should supply brains with its atyi
tempted jokes, so that the reader may j
see the point it endeavors to get at, or ;
else allow the argicultttral editor to supplant thc alleged funny man in the composition of such popular articles.'
"The foregoing was to be cxpeclc1.
Thc Vancouver papers were shamefully
cooped hy the Colonist in their own
territory, Thc account of Judge Bole's j
actions in thc Pullman at the hold-up
came from an absolutely trustworthy
source, and the public can feel certain
that the Colonist printed only the facts
concerning that interesting phase of the
C.P.R. hold-up."
The point of the Colonist's hysterical
yarn referred to which interests the public is simple—why,if he was doing so—
should judge Bole or any other citizen
find it necessary to carry a revolver?
It has long been the boast of Canadians
that thc practice of going about armed,
so common in the neighbor states, is
unknown here; and wise men have traced Canadian immunity from a high average of homicide to the fact that in
Canada the law is depended upon to protect the citizen. Tf the Colonist told the
truth about Judge Bole, he set a particularly bad example to the public and
by his action did quite as much to
bring Canadian law into disrepute as
did the highwaymen. It is up to the
judge to say whether he is guilty or not
guilty. In this country the lime has not
yet come for judges or anyone else save
police officers 10 about firmed.
Odds and Ends of Sport
It is probable that Victoria will play
another game of lacrosse at Seattle next
week.
It is no longer Private Perry, but
Sergt. S. J. Perry, M.G., if you please.
* *   *
Golch and McLeod have been matched to wrestle for $1,000, a big side bet,
and the championship of America at
the New Westminster fair. Mayor
Keary had instructions also to bet $3,-
500 on McLeod.
* *   *
A general meeting of the Victoria
Lacrosse Club is called for October 28,
to  wind  up  the  season's  business
A cablegram received during last
week contains the good news that the
British team of footballers that has been
touring Australia and New Zealand, will
return home by the Allured route
through Victoria and Vancouver. The
players are now in Suva, and will be
picked up by the Aorangi, due here
in. October. According to present arrangements the Aorangi should arrive
at Suva on October 11 and leave thc
same day. She should reach Honolulu
on the 19th of the same month, and if
nothing happens will dock in Victoria
on October 27.
—Who is to Blame:
Visitors returning from the St. Louis
Exposition bring thc somewhat astonishing information that, despite the
willingness of the leader and members
of the Fift. Regiment band, and their
favorable opportunities for doing so,
the hand has no supply of'.Victoria
tourist attracting literature to distribute
to the World's Fair throngs. It was
quite well understood when thc civic
grant was made to assist thc band's
project, that this service would willingly
be oonc the city; indeed now the band
is just as anxious as then lo distribute
Victoria advertising, but no one seem';
to have taken it upon himself to orepare
the necessary literature. And there you
are.
First Offence, Too!—The Toronto
Telegram cannot see why it was that
Mrs. Ma.yhriek, who is credited with
being the first vocalist to attempt
"The Holy City," should have received a lif teen-years' sentence,
whereas thousands of other'offenders
have escaped.—Nelson Economist.
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Depreciating Respect.—Mr. A. B.
Trites caught some boys pillaging in
his garden a few evenings ago. Out
of respect for the parents Mr. Trites
did not prosecute the boys, but he
says that the next time he catches
them he will see that they are properly punished.—Fernie Free Press.
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Flamingo Court House Too.—"The
Progress congratulates the Council on
the completion of the repairs to the
Court House. Its new dress of red and
green with light trimmings presents a
striking appearance, and she is now
prepared to go a-courting."—Chilliwack
Progress.
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the Jones mansion last night. The bride
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The groom runs a grocery store on Main
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this week. All summer he paid two
cents more for butter than any store in
town. The happy couple left on the 10
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Knute.-, Erickson,  who  is  playing  a
Swede   in   Melville     B.     Raymond's
''Buster Brown" company, in St. Louis,
las had the most varied career, according to the ubiquitous press agent. At
me time his birthplace was given as
t hamlet in Sweden with an impro-
lounceable name, situated at the foot
)f a mountain with an equally unman-
tgeable title. He was said to have been
mable to speak English upon his arrival
n New York three months before the
iress agent wrote the article, and that
lis constant study had perfected him
50 that he could star in "Yon Yonson."
It was also stated that he was a favorite
actor at the Theatre Royal, Stockholm.
Then came the story of taking out naturalization papers and becoming a
citizen of the United Stales. Tracing
all these fabrications, the truth stands
thus: Mr. Erickson is of Swedish extraction and was bom in Utah, to which
state his father emigrated before his
birth, and, his name is Carl Erickson,
and upon his engagement for the starring tour' in "Yon Yonson" ' he added
the name of "Knute" by legal process,
as being more distinctively Swedish
than Carl. In spite of these many
falsities, which are due to press agent-
ism—a thing which must surely soon
need censorship in this country—Mr.
Erickson has steadily risen to the highest plane in his chosen field of Swedish
haracterization. He has shown us the
ender, simple type of young manhood,
lonest, truthful and courageous. His
resent work in "Buster Brown" is en-
irely comedy and yet its artistic value
tands out emphatically. The part was
riginally written for a Ger-
lan comedian, but Mr. Raymond's dis-
ernment is responsible for a change
rom the usual Dutch comedy element,
ommon to all musical comedies, to the
ovel Swedish character, as portrayed
y Mr. Erickson, and the success of the
i novation is the reward.
• •   •
The superlative of juvenile precocity
id natural talent in entertaining is il-
istrated in the act of the Anderson
lildren, head-liners in this week's big
fair special" bill at Le Petit Crystal.
he children are not by any means of
ie stagey variety of youth—the bloom
pon their cheeks is not of the rouge
ox.   Indeed the youngest and leading
tember of the trio is scarce four years
Id, and yet sings and dances with more
ian ordinary exactitude and   finished ,
lethod, her girlish treble being suffi-1
iently strong to be heard distinctly to
lie extreme of the house,  while her
lancing is an embodiment of childish
trace and art.   The children as a team
io an act that is full of genuine merit,
jnd it is but one feature of a seven-
t'eature snow that has no dull moments
in it.   Dan and Bessie Kelly offer one
if the best singing and talking turn's of
recent introduction;  Stirule and Hyde
have  another  excellent   act  in   which
■omedy predominates, Stirule depicting
■i grotesque  Deutscher  with    amusing
fidelity to the accepted traditions; and
the McCarvers help to keep the crowds
laughing.    There are nine  performers
in the week's bill, in addition to the
'singer of the illustrated song, and these,
with the moving pictures make up a,
show that it would be hard to equal
for the money in any city of the Coast.
* *   *
'   Once again  Manager    Jamieson  has
succeeded in puzzling his patrons as to
how he can afford to do it—the conundrum being with respect to the extent
and variety and quality of the show afforded at the Grand this week with no
.advance in prices,   'i here are eight feature acts in the bill, and of these four
at least are of the very highest grade.
"Muttonhead" White provides a comedy
'sketch replete with dry humor that is
far removed from slapstick and horseplay act.   He is a monologuist that it is
a delight to listen to, and his song "I'm
On tne Water Wagon Now" deserves
every bit  of the applause  with  which
at each performance  it    is    received.
Ernest Yerxes is another top-liner.   He
lias a spectacular and novel contortion
'i(:t that is quite original and in many
respects the best thing of its kind yet
seen here.   Leonard and Fulton contribute a sktech that is full of ginger and
wit of a recent harvest: and Nancy Rice
has a musical act of quality, good singing being combined with  excellent in-
Istrumentation—on   the   mandolin,    the
|guitar and that rare old instrument, the
harp.    Stick and Stone have a novelty
[barrel jumping, act   that is neat and
(clever;   William   Elton   is  an  amusing
I black-fact  monologuist;  and  the  illus-
|trated song and motion pictures arc the
[best of their kind.
"San Toy," with its wealth of tuneful music, beautiful costumes, splendid
cast and gorgeous production, is announced for Wednesday evening next at
the Victoria Theatre." John' C. Fisher,
who is directing the tour, is very well
known locally as a manager f.who has
given the American public some of the
very best things in musical comedy,
and that he is offering a superior presentation of "San Toy" is evidenced
by simply glancing over the cast, which
has James T. Powers, George K, For-
tescue, Margaret McKinney, John
Peachey, Mina Rudolph, Charles Ar-
ling, Josephine Newman, Fred W.
Huntly, Katherine Howland and other
representative players. There is a
chorus of 56, a special orchestra and a
perfection of detail such as always
characterizes Mr. Fisher's productions.
This will be the first presentation of
"San Toy" in this city, and playgoers
have reason for feeling elated over the
opportunity of witnessing the tuneful
play, with Mr. Powers in the role of
Li, Mr. Fortescue as Yen How and so
many other members of the original
company.
• •   1
"Salambo," the gorgeous Kemper and
Wagenhals' dramatization by Stanislaus
Stange of Flaubert's notable novel of
ancient Carthage, presented at the Victoria theatre on Thursday evening by a
company headed by Mr. Frederick
Warde and Miss Kathryn Kidder, proved as anticipated, magnificent in spectacular values, but distinctly heavy in its
dramatic aqulity. Necessarily the dram-
atizer has taken considerable liberties
with the literary, text, and the result is
a play less meritorious and fascinating
than the original novel. It is to a large
extent tragedy unrelieved and unillum-
ined by any touch of humor or human
naturalness—tragedy that abounds in
blank verse sonorousness and elaborate
phrasing such as Mr, Warde's heart delights in. For all': that it touches not
the chord of human sympathy and is
disappointing, save as a triumph of stage
tableax—a spectacular of rare color,
beauty and impressiveness.
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The marriage was solemnized at Chicago  on  the 20th  September of    Mr.
I Frank B. Winter and Miss Myrtle Frost-
! Jones, better known to the musical and
1 dramatic world as Brooke Eltrym, a very
pleasing soprano    vocalist,  a    brilliant
i pianiste,  and  a  composer of considerable ability, her "Forever and For Aye,''
"Little Boy Blue," etc., being compositions fully deserving of their established popularity.    Mr.  and  Mrs.  Winter
will   make  their  home   at   Milwaukee.
They will have the congratulations of
numerous friends in this city and Vancouver,  where the  bride  is  an ,tes|ab-
lished favorite and her undoubted talent
generally admired.
• •   •
One of the genuine hits of the last
theatrical season in New York will be
at the Victoria Theatre about one week
hence. This will be Kyrle Bellew with
his entire original production and cast
in his fascinating study of criminology
"Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman." This
is a Liebler & Company attraction, and,
as shown by the lists of players seen
with the other Liebler stars, Viola
Allen and Edward Morgan, the companies and scenic productions sent out
by this firm are always of the highest
grade. E. M. Holland, himself a prominent star for many years, will appear
in support of Mr. Bellew, playing the
detective role.
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The celebrated Pierrots having closed
their engagement at the fair, will be
seen and heard again on Monday evening at the Dallas in an entirely new programme of song, recitation, etc. Their
entertainments during the fair were
voted by all eonnetced with that institution a great feature, and one which
more than redeemed the wisdom of the
management in securing it.
• *   *
Melville B. Raymond, who has been
doing the World's Fair while visiting
his (Main) "Buster Brown" company,
which has been playing the Grand Opera
House, St. Louis, jyill begin engaging
the chorus for the Elinore Sisters' company, and rehearse it from four to five
weeks. He will rehearse the principals
not less than three weeks.
Robert M. Ebcrle has resigned the
management of the Criterion Theatre,
New York, to return to Mr. William
Gillette's company, which he has managed for Mr. Charles Frohmati for the
past nine years.
At the Grand during the ensuing
week, Manager Jamieson will present
a series of especially meritorious features, the names of which are famous to
vaudeville followers. These include
Pierce Brothers and Marks, in their
comedietta "Fun With the Teacher";
Ted McMenna and his $5,000 dog; Beli-
veau and Roberts, in a new and attractive song and darfce "musical act";
Eddie Collins, in mimicry and imitations ; Mabel Leslie, a famous coon
shouter; Mr. Frederick Roberts' illustrated song; and a brand new series
of motion pictures.
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"The Wizard of Oz" is one of the October bookings at the View street playhouse. Those who staged this tremendously successful musical play aimed at
the creation of beautiful pictures. The
Poppy Field in "The Wizard of Oz"
is a poetic suggestion of a field of flowers. It appeals both to the eye and to
the imagination. The Kansas farm
scene, on the contrary, is as true to
nature as it can be made. Thus these
two scenes represent the antipodes of
scenic realism.
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Alice Johnson is no longer with "A
Friend of the Family," in which she was
featured last season, and which plays a
return date here shortly. The leaders
in the cast are William Friend, Halrry
Crandall (who by the way was the
original "Burgomaster"), and Eugene
Redding, who in private life is Eugene
Robideau, a son of one of Quebec's
supreme court judges. The ladies of
this season's cast are Miss Magrame,
'this season's cast are Miss Magrane,
Miss T'ravers and Miss Theodore Dudley.
Maxine. Elliott is loth to leave her
summer home and return to work. Her
manager Charles B. Dillingham cabled
her the other day that she could have
four weeks at one of the principal
Broadway theatres before starting her
arranged season at Harlem, October 3.
This would have made the sixth theatre
in New:York played by Miss Elliott in
"Her Own Way," but she prefers her
full vacation to making money and records, and replied: "Not for the gross
receipts." She' will be seen in "Her
Own Way" here in January.
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Mr. Robert M. Edwards, Mr. William Sheffer, Mr. Frank Hennig, Mr.
Edward D'Oize, Mr. Fred Hight, Mr.
Henry Mac Rade, Mr. John V. Daifey,
Mr. P. J. Ford, Mr. John M. Kline,
Mr. George G. Halpin, Mr. Dumont
Murray, Mr. Henry Willard, Mr. M.
C. Stone, Mr. T.L. Stoddard, Mr. Richard Garth, Miss Marie Drofnah, Miss
Bessie Hunter Hight, Miss Margaret
Oswald, Miss Annie Murray, and Miss
Helen Raymond have been engaged for
the forthcoming tour of Mr. Charles
B. Hanford.
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"Arizona,"as a popular price attraction, is meeting with a surprising success. The Western company opened
Sunday, September 4, at the Great
Northern Theatre, Chicago, to larger
business on the day than "Buster
Brown" did on July 24. As both plays
are under the direction of Melville B.
Raymond, he doesn't mind the one beating the record of the other.
* *   *
The comedy "A Friend of the
Family" will be at the Victoria Theatre
within three weeks' time. It won much
success last season, and proved ingenious as to plot and unique in complications. It is a bright farce, quite equal
to "My Friend From India," "What
Happened to Jones," "The Wrong Mr.
Wright" and kindred comedies.
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"Arizona," the Augustus Thomas
melodrama, which will live for many
years yet to come, by reason of its compelling dramatic strength, will be presented here in November by a company selected for the task by M, B.
Raymond, who has leased the rights to
the play from Kirke Le Shelle.
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Herbert Taylor, Miss Marrack and
their little assistant entertainer are
arranging to present a minstrel entertainment at Nelson with amateur talent.
* *    •
When "The Virginian" comes here
this winter, thc original cast including
Dllstin Farnum, Frank Campeau, Guy
Bates Ppst and Marie Taylor will he
seen.
* *   *
Mr. Charles B. Hanford will present
during the coming season: "Don Caesar De Bazan," "Othello" and "Thc
Taming of the Shrew."
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Among the new faces at the Savoy
next week will be Latlrine Davis, a popular serio-comic; Betithani and Freeman,
society sketch artists, and Mae E. Jackson, a coon shouter of renown.
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Mme. Mclba, while enjoying an auto
ride in Paris last week, ran over and
killed an octogenarian.
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Edna Wallace Hopper will.be here in
December playing "Florodora."
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Pierce Bros and Marks,
Fun with the Teacher.
Ted McKenna
and his 85,000 dog.
Beliveau & Roberts
Song and Dance Musical Act.
Eddie Collins,
Imitations.
Mable Leslie
Coon Shouter.
Mr. Frederic Robert
Illustrated Bong
New Pictures
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WEEK OF OCTOBER 3rd
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Serio Comic,
Bentham and Freeman
Society Sketch Artists.
MAE E. JACKSON
Coon Shouter.
SMITH & ELLIS
Sketch Team.
MERRILL SISTERS
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La BELLE ROSA
Oriental Dancer.
ADELE FAIRMONT
Seriocomic.
LESLIE STERLING
Serio Comic.
NELLIE 6AMMETTA
Balladist.
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In the true interest of sportsmen
and of the country, of which its
four-footed and feathered game is
a valuable asset, "Progress" urges
the further amendment of the
Game Law in the direction of a
total prohibition of the sale of
all game birds and animals, save
and except ducks; also a terminate period of not more than two
weeks from the close of the shooting season, for the lawful having
in possession of game in cold storage. The result will be found amazingly beneficial from all standpoints.
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It is a genuine pleasure to find the
Evening Times joining this paper in its
crusade for a better and stronger game
law, as witness the following editorial:
"It is not presumable that the men
who were yesterday convicted of taking
game out of season and heavily fined
for their offence were the only sinners
on Vancouver Island on the 31st of
August. There is. not the slightest doubt
that a great deal of game was taken
out of season. Furthermore, it is undeniable that the law-breaking in the
past has not been confined strictly to
the days immediately preceding the
opening day. But it will be quite profitless for those who are interested in the
preservation of wild game to sit in
secret places speculating upon the personality of suspected offenders. The
point for them to consider is that grouse
are becoming scarcer every year. The
matter for them to settle is the most
effectual measure for arresting the process of destruction. It is perfectly apparent that if the conditions are allowed to remain as they are at present,
in a few years the blue grouse will be
a curiosity within any reasonable distance of Victoria. And the willow will
not be long in following his less succulent brother. We think it is also
demonstrable that if it were not for the
out-of-season shooting the larger bird
could very effectively protect himself
from absolute extermination. His season is comparatively shoit. One measure of protection that is absolutely necessary is to prohibit the sale of the blue
grouse. It will be contended in opposition to such a law that injustice would
be done under it to those who have no
other means of obtaining game than by
buying it. ihe same is true of willow
grouse and pheasants and quail. In
their case there was the choice between
■ prohibition of sale and extermination.
A similar problem has confronted practically every other community on the
continent in which game once abounded.
And it was found there was but one
way of solving it. Then effective machinery must be provided for enforcing
the law. The sportsmen must provide
that machinery and pay the cost of its
operation.   That is but   a   reasonable
fun for the Fernwoods with a nice
single. Brewster reached first, but
sacrificed Holness, who was put out at
second. Herd hit a nice one and
reached first. S. Shanks also hit ami
made his base and A. Shanks followed
suit. Brewster and S. Shanks got
home, Great excitement greeted their
arrival at the plate. It brought the
score up to 6-5, with one man out,
Malcolm made a fine hit and amid applause A. Shanks and Carlow ran in,
and as no one prevented him Malcolm
followed their example.    Score, 8 to 6
in favor of the Fernwoods,
*   *   *
By special proclamation of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the disabilities in connection with the shooting of
cock pheasants have, as promised, been
removed, and from today sportsmen of
the Island will give the poor grouse a
much-needed rest while enjoying the
pursuit of his royal long-tailed brother.
It is said that the pheasants are exceptionally numerous this season in all
centres of settlement on the Island—
but then that was said of the grouse
not so very long ago. Close to town
the farmers tell of three broods during
the season, and declare that the pheasants have become such an unmitigated
nuisance that there has been serious
thought of petitioning the government^
to make the killing of hens equally legal/
for the present season at all events.
Fortunately, from the sportsman's standpoint, this has not been done. There
are none too many pheasants to go
round, and it would be poor policy not
to further exempt the hens as in the
years gone by. Unfortunately the legalization of pheasant shooting is very much
of a hodge-podge affair, which must
puzzle the average sportsman to remember. Here in the Island constituencies
the shooting of the royal bird becomes
are: Pres. and Capt. Okell, Vice-
Pres. Shanks, Sec.-Treas. Mclntyre,
Vice-Capt. Irving; committee, Robertson.
The Boys' Hockey Club elected the
following: Pres. Cobbett, Vice-Pres.
Scott, Sec.-Treas. Gill, Capt. Scott,
Vice-Capt. Cobbett; committee, Roily
White and Mclnnes.
The High school students will meet,
on Monday to form a tennis club.
• *    »
Very great interest was manifested
this week in the boxing tournament conducted as a special attraction of the
fair. Naturally a very considerable portion of the sport was furnished by the
men of the army and navy, while for
the tourney as a whole it may be said
that it went far toward securing recognition for boxing as a manly rather
than a brutal and brutalizing sport.
Each event upon the programme was
carried out with every recognition of
gentlemanly rule, and those attending
saw goou boxing, but no rough-house
fighting. There were no challengers for
the middleweight and bantam championships, held respectively by T. D. DesBrisay and William Hill, and honors
were accordingly passed to these boxers by default. Hill showed his game-
ness and ambition by going out of his
class to engage Bailey for the featherweight honors, and although he could
not maintain the terrific pace with which
he started otit to do for his opponent,
he gave One of the fastest and best exhibitions of years. The amateur champions as decided for the ensuing year are:
Heavyweight, W. Fisher; middleweight.
T. D. DesBrisay; lightweight, A. Jeffs;
featherweight, Ted Bailey; bantam-
.weight, W. Hill.
* *   *
Nelson's lacrosse team for its fair engagement with New Westminster will
Clover Hay for Cows.
We have just received a boat load of the same.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
TELEPHONE 413.
legitimate today, October I, and so con-! have three players from Winnipeg, one
tinues until the end of the year. Thip- from Souris, and possibly Latnbe and
includes of course Saanich (where the McQuarrie from Toronto. Still it will
birds are numerous, but the farmers in- be the Nelson lacrosse team, and a
clined to be adamantine in standing upon strictly amateur twelve, and should be
their rights of property), Metchosin, warmly welcomed as a fair attraction.
Cowichan, the Islands, etc. On the low- The Royal City line-up will be: Goal,
er Mainland pheasant shooting does not Sandy Gray; point, Wells Gray; cover
come in until October 15, continuing point, W. S. Galbraith; first defence,
until December 15; while in Chilliwack Thomas S. Gifford; second defence,
and up-river districts the season extends George Rennie; third defence, C. D.
from October 15 to the end of the year. Peele; centre, Alex. Turnbull; third
*   *    •   ■ home,  Fred   Lynch;   outside  home,  J.
Victoria, the Garrison and the Navy  S. Bryson; inside home, R. H. Cheyne.
all will be represented at the meeting | *   »    •
today in Nanaimo of the B. C. Associa-; The proposed game of lacrosse be-
tion Footballers, at which arrange- tween Vancouver and Victoria is "off"
ments for the season's championship —like public interest in the national
series will be perfected. It is hoped to game appears to be. As a final feature
secure some amendments to the rules of an unprofitable season, it is probable
under which at present, the final match that Victoria will have a game with the
of the season must under any con- i Shamrocks of Winnipeg when they visit
ditions be played at Nanaimo—al- the Coast shortly, Vancouver passing
though why, the players of the other them along instead of redeeming their
cities have never been able to discover,  own engagement.
Dates    for    the    senior    (Victoria) •   *    •
league have been partially arranged, the Again it is announced that Joe Gans,
first round of games being fixed ap fol- the colored pugilist, has posted a forfeit of $1,000, and will make a match
proposition. They cannot expect peo-: 'ows-
pie who take no interest in their par- ] 0ct- 8—Navy vs. Garrison; Canteen, with Jimmy Britt, at 133 pounds for the
ticular form of recreation to put their ' ^ct- 8—Victoria vs. Garrison; Oak lightweight championship of the world.
hands in their pockets for such a pur- : Bav- . Gans' desire to Set a go with Jimmy can-
pose. The general public cares noth-: Oct. 15—Garrison vs. Victoria West; not be denied. Britt has, however,
ing about the protection of the game. Garrison. drawn the color line from the first, and
The general public would object most 0ct- '5—Victoria vs. Navy; Oak it is doubtful indeed if he has changed
strenuously to taxation, for the purpose ' Bav- in llis ideas on this score-
of maintaining officers to prosecute of- i In the local league there will be two * * *
fenders against the game act. Govem- Sames played each Saturday, so as to The handsome Four Crown challenge
ments must pay greater attention to the ml'sn ,ne schedule by January I, after cup, contested in connection with the
objections of the general public than j wn'cn the provincial league games will trap shooting tournament at the fall
to the importunities of a comparatively j commence. fair, was won by Mr. W. Lenfesty, with
small and uninfluential body of sports- Entries for the junior league are 40 out of 50, the tournament proper
men. The imposition of a game license 'coming in well, there being already ■five having ended in a 3-cornered tie with
wouid have both a positive and a nega- iteams entered. For the intermediate Weiler and Banfield.
tive protective effect.   It would also pro- I ,eaeue  tllere  are  onlv  two entries  so •   *   «
j far, which is not sufficient, three being Tll.e y.M.C.n.  will  have two strong
the minimum    for    the    championship basketball  teams  out  for business this
series.    Victoria   West  and  the  Cap^ seasoll,
tals are the two teams entered* *   *   *
The Columbia and Victoria Associa-
The Athletic Association of the Victoria High school and college held their
annual  election    of    officers    recently,
when the following were elected: Hon.
president,    Mr.  Boggs; president,. Mr.
Paul;  vice-president  Mr.  Willis;  treasurer,  Mr. Russell, and secretary, Mr.
I Cunningham.   These are to act in cotv
Ii
Watson's Shoe Store
6 5   Y?A".TES   STREET
Gents' Vici Kid and Velour Calf Boots J;Zb for $2.0© J
We call special attention to our School Shoes.   We handle the best at the
most reasonable prices.   Try us.
vide the revenue required. Until the
people who clamor for the protection
of game consent to and insist upon the
imposition of a license on guns, all their
appeals to the government will be vain.
Of that we arc assured because the
experience of other sections can he cited
■in proof of the contention."
SPRING ftND SUMMER SUITINGS.
Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Salts to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 op.
Pants to* Order $5 up.
SeHAPER & REID, Merchant Tailors   1
- Cor. Broad and Trounce ave„ opp. Colonist Office. S
Hall's Syrup
OP
HYPOPHOSPHITES
wards off La Grippe
Large Bottle fi .00
Central Drug Store
Douglas and Yates Streets.
Phone 301.
Salmon's Grand
Established 1868.
A.W.Wdgtrmk
Real Estate, Financial anm
Insurance Agent
Agent Commercial Union Assurance (fl
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St.
THOS. D. SEDGER
ARCHITECT
Room 21, Five Sisters' Block, Victori|
That the aspiring Fernwoods were
not over-presumptuous in challenging
the redoubtable senior Victorias for a
match deciding the baseball championship of the city, was demonstrated last
Saturday out at Oak Bay Park, when
the Fernwoods made good their boasts,
and put away the big team by a score
of 8 to 6. It all happened in the final
inning, when, with everything going
easily for a Victoria victory, and the
score 6-3 in favor of the big fellows,
the Fernwoods caught a batting streak
■ and ran out five runs, which spelled
victory. The winners had the assistance of Holness and Webster for the
game, but otherwise played their sea-1
son-old men in all positions. Thc story
of that final and fateful inning is thus
told; Blackburn died at first. McConnell was caught by Brewster and
Burns struck out.    Holness began  the j
tion footba'll teams are to amalgamate
—Our Uorious Climate:
An exhibit which, as much as any at
the fall fair attests the quality of our
glorious climate, has adorned the window of Dixi  H. Ross & Co.'s estab-
junction with a committee composed of   lishment  on  Government  street during
members from the various clubs. tbe present week.   It consists of three
In the Girls' Hockey Club the appoint- large  and lustrous bunches of grapes,
ments are:   Hon. president, Mrs. (Dr.) grown in the open air at his residence
Voting; president, Miss Potts; captain, on Amelia street by Mr. Ernest Schaper
Auss  M.   Cameron;   vice-captain,  Miss —the  fruit being in color, size, lustre
bommer.viiie;   secretary-treasurer,   Miss and  appetizing  quality  quite  "equal   to
Lann.    A committee comprising    Miss the most tempting importations    from
Canii, Miss Rickaby,  Miss Taylor and California.
Miss Royds was appointed to see what 	
can be done  concerning military drill
for the girls. To fit and suit a man with a becom-
I he    otneers    of    the Boys' Kugby ing hat is an art which we study, and
Club arc:   Pres. and Capt. Scott, Vice- we now have a line of thc latest style
Pres.    Macrae,    Sec.-Treas.     Cobbett, and most up-to-date  fashions.    Let us
Vice-Capt.   Mclnnes;   committee,   Tav- show them to you.
ior.                                                   " FINCH & FINCH,
In  the  Association  Club the officers Government Street.
SWEEP.
Drawn for under the supervision of Sporting
Editors of tbe Dally papers at Salmon's
cigar store, Victoria, B.C., on
Tuesday, October 25th, 1904.
Race to be run Wednesday, Oct, 26th.
A large number of starters expected,
TICKETS Si.oo EACH.
Frizes divided as follows:
First Horse 40percent
Second Horse 20 per cent
Thiid Horke... topercent
Among starters (being non-winners) 10 per cent
Among non-starters  20 percent
Less 10 percent, to defray expenses.
A grand total of 107 piizes.
Hoping Tor Epidemic—"We expect to have a doctor locate here next
week, Dr. Thompson, formerly of
Swan Lake. We all wish him success. ''—Carberry Express.
* * *
"Incipient Blaze" Again.—"A serious
conflagration was narrowly averted at
the Granby hotel yesterday morning.
While Billy Williams, the bartender,
was filling the cigar lighter the wick in
some unaccountable manner became ignited, and the flame was immediately
communicated to the bottle of gasoline."
—Grand Forks Sun.
Lost, Strayed or Stolen.—What has
become of the Cra/iurook rifle range?
—Cranbrook Herald.
Suspicious Visitors Expected. —
Owners of dogs are requested to tie
up the animals next Monday, so as
not to interfere with the sports.—
Slocan Drill.
"The Canadian Bible"-"The latest
edition of the Canadian family bible,
otherwise known as Eaton's catalogue,
has made its appearance."—Ymir Herald.
Shorthand.
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Book-keeping and Typewriting
Reasonable Terms
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Manicaring and Hair Dressing Parlor!
Now Open at Room 2 McGregor Blk, j
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
Established 1895
The fieorge Carter Co., Ltd!
VICTORIA, B. C.
Oriental Importers and Exporters
Specialists on Tea, Camphor. Jute, Silk, CurioL
Etc. Merchandise Brokerage transacted will
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