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50 Furnished Rooms, Bar, etc. All
rooms at present occupied—
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^ B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
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coveriug Personal Accident, Disability, Health, Elevator Boiler, and all Liability.
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I Vol. I.   No. 20.
Price 8 Cents.
|AII Progressive People
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ESSHome Manufacture.
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Weal Estate & Financial Agent
1 Agent British America Assurance Co.
»r Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
L. O. Box 428.
Phone 56
Good Building Lots fronting on
North and South Pandora Street,
in Blocks 24, 25, 26 and 27. Prices for prompt sale $350 to $450.
Terms, 10per cent, cash; balance,
deferred payments. Apply to
35 Yates Ttreet
[W. MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T. ELPORD, Manager,
P. 0. Box 298.
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld.
Mills at Shawnigan Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. 0.
— Manufacturers of —
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   mouldings,   Etc.,   of The   Best   Quality.
Seasoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and [Finishing Lumber always in Stock
A   Big   StocK- A   Fresh  StocK.
Flight    Prices.
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As a strictly business proposition,
the 1904 celebration of Victoria Day
in British Columbia's Capital may
be set down a record-breaking success. The crowds were here and they
spent their money freely. The celebration on the other hand was not
a costly one, and the result is necessarily a very fair profit for the
citizens. It is this that makes the
hotel man, the restauranteur, the
owner of the improvised carry-all,
the transportation agent, and the ice
cream purveyor smile so radiantly
while discussing the carnival that has
just passed into history.
How many were there here from
out of town? That would be an impossible question to answer positively. The very low rate made by
the C. P. B. from Seattle, coupled
with the fact that opportunity was
afforded the excursionists to travel
by the new and palatial Princess Victoria, worked wonders in drawing the
hosts of the Sound cities hitherward.
Vancouver also loyally supported the
Capital in its very own holiday, despite the circumstance that there
were horse races, a bicycle meet, and
other attractions for them at the
Mainland metropolis. And Nanaimo, Ladysmith, et al, were here in
force as usual, and the transportation
companies statistics would indicate
five thousand as a safe approximation of the total visitors. The hotels
bear witness to the fact that the
majority of these came early and remained until the final blaze of glory
at the Hill.
It was an orderly crowd and a contented one. No accidents of any sort
or description marred the general
jollity. The various events upon the
card were disposed of smoothly and
according to programme; losses were
accepted with good grace and victories borne with becoming modesty.
There were no thefts or misdeeds reported to the police. This is a significant record largely attributable
to the precautionary measures sensibly adopted, some twenty suspicious
characters whose records are familiar
in police departments having been
quietly interviewed prior to the arrival of the holiday-makers and advised that it would be more convenient for the city to miss their presence while entertaining its carnival
The policing of the celebration
crowds was also a model of efficiency,
—firmness, tact, good-natured indulgence in small things, and complete
control of the situation at all times
being characteristics. The custom of
Chief Langley to preserve all the old
uniforms for such emergencies stood
the city in good stead, for his ten
special officers for carnival duty were
all properly uniformed—and one uniformed policeman in holiday time is
worth just ten or thereabouts of the
plain-clothes special with the inconspicuous badge.
Honors throughout the carnival
were fairly well distributed. The
home talent in athletics shone in a
few of their specialties—in other
events the visitors from Mainland or
from Sound received the laurels. Seattle for example scored heavily at
the traps—Vancouver achieved distinction in lacrosse. The regatta was
a distribution. Victoria was supreme
upon the diamond. To trace the events
in their order very briefly:
In the trap shooting tournament,
disposed of according to custom at
Beacon Hill "on the morning of the
first day," there were a goodly number of contestant marksmen although
Vancouver unfortunately was unable
j to enter a team as usual. The shoot
was under the auspices of the Victoria Gun Club and lasted throughout
the day. Mr. E. E. Ellis of Seattle
took the grand average in the series
of events, Dr. Steele of Seattle also,
being second, and Mr. J. S. McLaughlin, a third Seattleite, tying with Mr.
C. W. Minor of this city for third
place honors. In the first match on
the card (15 singles) Mr. Ellis won
with a straight break; Dr. Steele,
Mr. McLaughlin and Mr. Minor being next in order, each with a single
missed bird. On ten singles and five
pairs, Messrs. Ellis and McLaughlin
had each eighteen kills, Dr. Steele
and Messrs. Henley and Minor
(Continued on page 2.)
An Island
Wild flan.
Here is a Story Exciting Sarcastio
Witticism But Nevertheless
Borne out by Evidence.
In Victoria It Means VVbat Many a Man
Would Count Good Living.
Some little controversy lias arisen iu
Vancouver lately with respect to expense bills passed for payment by the
police department and having more particularly to do with the feeding of the
short term prisoners at the city jail.
The fact that fresh eggs figured in oni'
of the challenged accounts set the commissioners to asking questions—how
were prisoners fed, were eggs essentia!
items of plain living on simple necessaries of life, were prisoners ill-fed or
over-fed in Vancouver's hostile V Tlie
disputed accounts were finally nllowed,
it being explained that the jailer was
allowed one meal per diem for remaining on long watch.
Here in Victoria it may be interesting
and news to some people to know how
the prisoners fare while awaiting trial
or serving short sentences at the lockup
on Cormorant street. They are catered
to, as they have been for yenrs, by Mrs.
Jamieson, the city allowing 15 cents per
meal for breakfasts and suppers and 25
cents for each dinner, which is served at
Fifteen and twenty-five cents per nienl
on n contract for feeding a number nnd
that runs years in and years out, is certainly good money for the keep of prisoners—it is as much as restaurant living would cost the average working man,
and it isn't everyone who can afford to
live at a restaurant.
Nor does the standard bill of fare at
the Cormorant street place of detention
show thnt the prisoners of the city do
not ns a general thing fare quite as well
as if they were paying guests of some of
the city restaurants.
For breakfast there is fish or bacon
or meat, bread nnd butter, tea with
sugar and milk to taste, hot cakes nnd
jam. |
Dinner consists as a rule of soup, meat,
potatoes and nt least one other vege-
table, pudding or pie, or cake, with ten,
sugared and milked, bread and butter,
The supper is of much the same com-
position ns the breakfast,   cake   being i
substituted for the matutinal hot cakes.
It isn't a fact that the prisoners consider themselves ill treated because the
dinner 'is not served nt the fashionable
hour of eight, nor is it true that serviettes, fingerbowls nnd the other details
of a refined .service nre provided.
But the prison fare in Victoria nevertheless isn't half so terrible ns the name
would suggest.
The statement is credited to Otto
Schoen, who returned last week from a
year's hunting nnd trapping in tlie interior wilds of the northernmost part of
this Island, that along the southeast
reaches of Vernon lake and at several
points on Davie river (which, he is the
first white man to thoroughly explore)
he came upon footprints such as are
made by no wild animal that ranges the
desolate places of western America,
which are apparently those of a human
being, aud which are nevertheless in several ways dissimilar from either the footmarks of the white man or those of the
aboriginal Indian. The toes are planted
further apart in a fan-shape arrangement, and seemingly have been freely
used to assist in making progress over
fallen logs or other obstacles.
These footprints allegedly noted by
Mr. Schoen are strangely similar to those
reported by Indians some few years ago
in the upper Campbell river region and
which have never yet been quite satisfactorily explained. They nlso bring to
mind the stories of Vancouver Island's
wild man that have been told with superstitious terror by British Columbia
Siwashes around their council fires—
and might indeed suggest that this uncanny creature is not yet dead, but
merely retired further into the wilderness at civilization's approach. For to
the fact that there at one time was a
genuine wild man on Vancouver Island
there is uuchalleugable evidence in the
report of an encounter with the hairy
human by at least one absolutely credible white witness.
This is Mike King, the veteran timber cruiser, than whom neither white
nor Indian knows better the forests of
Vancouver Island's seldom trodden wilds.
That was several years ago, but Mr.
King is not likely to forget his adventure.
As the writer recalls tbe circumstances
—told him in the eerie dancing light of
a camp fire, to the accompaniments of
a chattering mountain brook beside, nnd
■ the whispering pines above towering to
; a star-lit sky—it was on one of Mr.
King's solitary cruises, his search for
good timber having taken him far inland
from the headwaters of Campbell river,
into a territory religiously shunned by
the Indians, none of whom would either
accompany him as usual or vouchsafe
any explanation of their conduct. Ho
had been making Ms solitary way
through the forest, not having seen a
human fnce for days, when a cry of
mingled surprise nnd fear, very human
in its quality and foreign to the forest-
land, brought him to a sudden halt, rifle
in baud and eyes straining for an explanation. This wns quickly n (forded,
but in such a manner as to try the nerve
I of even such n woodsman as Mr. King.
About 100 yards from where he stood,
or even less, an uncouth human faced
him, seemingly all uncertain whether to
stnnd or fly. The form wns Clwt of a
large and angular man, completely covered with hair, with long arms hanging
loosely and hands reaching below the
knees. The eyes were quick and penetrating, shining strangely through a
tangle of unkempt hair. The object was
unmistakably nnd uncompromisingly human, Mr. King attests—and yet no human being such ns any nation, tribe or
country knows.
After a long moment's scrutiny of the
disturber of his solitude, the wild man
decided upon flight nnd nimbly ran up
the hillside, assisting his movements with
his long arms and uttering nt intervals
cries of very human alarm, mystification
and fenr. Once it paused on the hillside nnd stood again, gazing at the astounded white man—then plunged into
the wilderness and wns lost to sight,
although the crackling of branches for
some lime nfterwnrds betrayed its hurried progress through the woods.
Coming to the place where "it" had
stood when first seen, Mr. King found
that the wild creature had been engaged
(Continued on page 7.)
Entire Stock To Be Sold.
20 per cent, oil all New Spring Suits. Pants and Overcoats.
Last Season's Goods, Hall Price.
■URDAY, MAY 23,   1904
(Continued from page 1.)
The regatta was just such a re- thankless task—whether it be at a sfe^
gatta as has marked Victoria's car- dog show or of a driving parade. It is ^'L~
nivals since prehistoric days.   There   subject for regret that the represen- ^*'
dividing second honors with scores ' ™s,*he uJsua,1 brilliant Pioture of &*   ^a of double carriage teams was
TlTMrw'stMrToi SeattleTook  A0^81 °^ pleasure-seekers—parasols both small and   non-representative.  'Tpj
,' ,v„ on _;__i„  of all sorts, shades and conditions— There are a score of wealthy families
premier honors    on    the 20-singles » .   . . f
v . .   .        , ,   ,, . „ ,, „,;==;„„ flannels   everywhere—picnic   baskets in Victoria whose turn-outs are rr-
match (use of both barrels) missing        .   •       -j         ,       •         <* ■ , ui   ' mi i
v ,,   _...      , ,,   if j v,    much in evidence—hurrying   official reproacnable.   these were not repre- a
but one; Mr. Ellis and Mr. McLaugn- ..,..•' f .        r      . r      "cr
S?"„ni .  • i      jn   cn-„„i„  craft—a requisitioning and commis- sented m the parade.   They should    «
^^o^mTS   a  1™  sioning of everything in the shape of have been.    For the honor of the  f
and Mr. Otto Weiler third with scores  & ^^  ^ ^ floatingF lif(j dty the foremogt   and   prosperous #
of 17. The twenty singles match-ten about it_perBigtent encroaehment citizens should be among the first to #
unknown angles, known traps, ana upon ^ ^^ to ^ ruin rf ^ ^ ^^ coaelimeil with ^ pride ^
ten reversed traps-brought to me races_magsed crowdg upon the va. o£ the city,g driverg) even if they do »
front Mr. Otto Weiler and Dr. bteeie, ^^ ^.^ rf vantage_tired chu. not caje themselves to participate X
with scores of 17; Mr. Minor taking ^^ and ^^ tired parents_busy itt a pubue parade, In earBivai time J
second place with 16; and Mr. Jims conveyanceg nf all imaginabie shapes it WOuld be well were there a more W
third with 15. The standard ot shoot- reaping their mm&l harveBt ag trans. democratic spirit Qisplayed. A more
ing was high and weather conditions portation agents-the contented ice general mixing of the classes in do-
favorable.                                          ; cream an(i lemonade vendors—hospit- ing honor to the city's holiday would
  able Bays—and a general ignorance bear most excellent results, and in
At the Oak Bay   park, baseball   0f wuaj race wag on or ^ resvut un. n0 particular better than in the driv-
reigned both afternoons of the noli-   ^1 the papers announced the victors ing parade,
day, the attendance at the two days'   m the morning.   The important vie-'
matches being upwards of four thousand.   On the Monday Victoria won
from the University of Washington
Province Building,
Victoria, B. C.
Perfect Work
Prompt Service
Have you noticed
that we often
tory of the day was that of Vancou- j     There was
ver's junior four over the J. B. A. A., ' the programme-
the result being determined by a mar- i bicycles.   It was on Monday evening,
For Up-To-Date BOOTS and SHOES,
= p.* ^| WATSON'S SHOE STORED Yates St.
e—that of illuminated 7   *J
with Emerson in the box by a 5-2 gin 0f two lengths, and the race be- j a brilliant   spectacle   magnificently | jf^'J^ff ** ^3 I QUEEN'S
score, snappy fielding on the part of ing marred by two collisions.   Van-1 condensed.   The mounted platoon ot fte pUuliC( the King,g Daughters do not I ^
the home aggregation being a feature, couver rowed a fine race, well stroked ; policemen cyclists which led the way  forget those more intimately associated
The  incident  and  remembered   cir- by Dalton.   The race of the senior
eumstance of the match, however, was  fours was utterly spoiled by course
in style, six strong, riding abreast in  with them and Who contributed so large- j JVIAlvJxtl 1
excellent alignment,    surpassed   the  ly towards   the   week's success.   The I
___ _____,,_-— i , ■   ii       -Ei friends  who each  day contributed   to-
altogether apart from the game it- crowding. The regatta results in , paraders proper numerically. *or wards the entotainmellt programme, and
self. McManus, the Victoria catcher, their entirety were as below: j there were but three or four com- especially the Arion Club, the men of H.
while at the bat in the fourth receiv- Service cutters—Grafton won; R. j peting cycles. Herbert Carse of 77 M. Navy, by the courtesy of the Corned a nasty injury to his wrist, by G. A., 2; Mora, 3.                             ! Discovery street, captured the honors mander,^ "^J^^J^a^toons;
being struck by a pitched ball.   He Double schoolboys' race—Collegiate
suffered agonies for the moment, and school, won; High school, 2.
his mother who had been sitting in Double skiff   for   Chinamen—The
the grandstand lost not a moment in Chu Si Low (colors red, won; the
reaching her bearded boy.   He had Young Quon crew, 2.
resumed his place at the plate before Four-oared gig race—(Open to men
she could make her way to the field of the army)—No. 4 division (R. G.
—but the game stopped right there A.), won; No. 2 division, 2; No. 7
upon her peremptory demand until subdivision, 3.
she had embraced her son and kissed Indian war canoes, forty to fifty
the bruised wrist, with a threatening feet-Klein Klemalitz, won, Valdez, j                                         .
look  at  the humbled  pitcher that 2; Kuper Island, 3.                             | like the era of cycle racing, is no
meant trouble in the event of any re- Pour-oared lapstreak, junior cham-1 more.
petition.   Mrs. McManus has already pionship of B. C.-Vancouver Row-      The closing feature of the celebra-
had one son crippled for life on the ing Club, won; J. B. A. A., 2.            tion-the fireworks display at Bea-
football field, and she is uneasy lest Skiffs, officers of H. M. forces, with j con Hill was worthy of all   ommen-
another may also be disabled through lady coxswams-Lieat. Pount and Mr.! datmn,  as Mly   twenty    thou and
gratifying his love for sport.    Mc- Soper, with Miss Marian Pitts, won;   sightseers will attest.   In brilliancy
| with his" boat design, Jacob Aaron-  the press, whidh has been most generous
I       , .   , . ,     ,    , ,   .        ■,.   t      in its support; the Daughters of Pity,
son's comic high wheel being adjudg-
and the horticultural society; one of the
ed a prize-winner in its class, and  chief features of the fair, and one which
Harrison Rogers' four wheeled con-  there  seems   every   encouragement to
trivance coming in for a favorable  make Permanent, is the Woman's Ex-
f        mi. a    'in     i.i   n change.   Here may be seen most beau-
mention.   That will be about all con-  aful ha,ndiwork </all kindS) and timny.a
cernmg the bicycle parade unless one cannot be too cordially offered to Mrs.
pause to mention that the dealers A. E. Webster, who volunteered to
might easily have made it a most ar-  demonstrate,   in   the   interests of tlie
tistic feature; or to philosophize that Ifng's ^Mem, how a woman's ex-
7 ' '        , ^,  «o«i'""'° ""»«   c]lange ean be conducted with the utmost
the day of the wheelmen's parade,  taat6( daintiness and profit.
The fair closes to-night with an entertainment by the isailors of H. M. S.
Grafton. It remains with the public
to take a numerous adieu of their
friends at the Assembly hall and to
bring the week's work to a happy and
satisfactory climax, and there is no
doubt that they will do it.
Telephone 32
P.O. Box No. 18
Cor. Gov't and Johnson Sts., Victoria.
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Majesty'i
Royal Navy, the Dominion Government, etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
Manus showed up best of all the nine
in that Monday game, fielding his position faultlesly and catching an errorless game, besides distinguishing
himself by some excellent sticking.
Unfortunately that accident to the
wrist has since proved itself more
serious that at first thought, and he
is now out of the game for the time
being in consequence. Tuesday's
game was less high class, Blackburn
pitching and Victoria sadly missing
McManus and Erie (who also is crippled with a split finger). The score
of 12-11 indicates that it wasn't very
super-excellent ball, yet in one respect the match surpassed the better
ball on Monday, in that results were
problematical right to the final inning. In Monday's match Victoria
had too strong a lead to be caught,
and that took the cream of interest
from an excellent performance.
Lieut. Elliston and Lieut. Geary, R.
A., with Mrs. Elliston, 2.
Indian war canoes, under forty
feet—Valdez, won; Klem Klemalitz 2.
Service five-oared whalers—Flora
won; Bonaventure, 2; Grafton, 3.
Klootchman's race—Valdez won,
Klem Klemalitz, 2.
Service five-oared whalers and
four-oared gigs—Shearwater won;
Grafton, 2; Flora, 3.
Four-oared lapstreaks, senior championship of B. C—J. B. A, A. won;
University of Washington, 2.
Service five-oared whalers—Egeria,
won; Shearwater, 2; Flora, 3.
Six-oared gigs—Flora won, Bonaventure, 2; Grafton, 3.
The all-comers' race was won by
the Egeria crew,
There was lacrosse on Tuesday—
but why pursue a painful subject?
Victoria came to the sacrifice smiling and over-confiident. Vancouver
met them with a slighter, lighter
team, trained to perfection and working together like parts of a perfect
machine. Result: Victoria was outclassed in almost all departments, for
Vancouver out-ran them, out-caught
them, out-shot them, out-teamed them
and won as they pleased. It was like
taking candy from the baby, so simple was the trick.   Vancouver won
The parade of driving rigs, which
should be made an annual   feature
and quite as important as the regatta
( and the big lacrosse match, was   a
| success and it wasn't.   It was suc-
| cessful in justifying the boast   that
j Victoria has an exceptional number
i of fine driving horses and smart equi-
: pages.   It was not successful in sat-
\ isfying the critical that the judges
were sufficient unto their task. About
fifty "rigs" were in the line, the
horses shining, buggies ditto, harness
gleaming, and ribbons    everywhere.
The general appearance of the turn-
| outs, with the action of the horses,
their style in walking, trotting, or
of color, in smoothness of display,
the Hitt Bros' fireworks proved infinitely superior to the imported ar-     	
tide. Their set-pieces were good, jiji
and their aerial wonders particular- ■ '*3030;
ly fine. It cannot be said that the
display was the largest on record
for-Victoria. It was not. Nor could
it be upon the limited appropriation.
But for quality it was superlative.
The illumination of the park was
also most artistic, and reflected the
highest credit upon the decorators and
illuminators concerned.
It was a good celebration if scarcely an elaborate one.
But what a pity that the united
service sham fight of Wednesday,
which but very few people knew the
first thing about, had not been arranged for either the Monday or
Tuesday, and featured as the great
' attraction of the carnival 1
Carnival Fair at Assembly Hall Proves
a Novelty and a Very Worthy
Took Desperate Chances—"The Armstrong band played iu public last Saturday"—Edenograph.
* *   *
The Thing She Sings At—"Miss
Crowley will sing at the entra'acte next
Thursday night"—Rossland World.
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A Little Rubber Lamb—"Mr. Alex.
Lamb is all smiles. He has an addition to his family in the shape of a fine,
bouncing boy"—Westminster Columbian.
Toilet Ware
The best 10-picce Toilet in the market
at $2,50 per set. Also Gilt-Lined at $3.50!
$3-75. $4-°o, $4-50 and up. J
See our windows for Woodenware, etcj
,    . , .,     . ,, .        pacing, the driving skill, etc., etc., all
by seven to two, and it might have  werefed    *    ^    ^^
been forty-love.   It was a crushing fte fi   le rf     we
disappointment to Victoria's crowd, Uoned ^ gome diffl(mlt gele(j_
which had responded loyal y and ^ wag made from fte begt 25 b
packed the new and old grandstands ^ and thege were weeded down
and the bleachers-it should possess , lmtu ft wag oventnally armouncea
its value to the team as showing their ; that the palm wag be'stowed upon
weaknesses and the only remedy, to Ml. j Morrig> Mr_ g# A Spencer be_
give the juniors a chance and prac-1 ing seeond> md Mr H Erb pressing
tice, practice, practice! The juniors Hm decidedly close- Mr, j,K Greer
put up two interesting exhibitions- | and Mr D. Richards were the honor-
Vancouver's Argo's paying the pen-, winllers in tho doubles. Much dis-
alty of too much celebrating through satisfaction is expressed with some of
the hours of the night before the | the riuings 0f the august tribunal of
game, and losing to the Centrals, 9 judges. Investigation shows, how-
to 2. The Mainland Monarchs re- everj that eriticism in this respect is
versed this verdict in their match largely groundless, for for every dis-
with  Victoria's  Y's-winning from' qllalirieation   there   was  good   and
them by 4-1.
J sufficient reason.   Judging is ever a
The "King's Daughters" are to be
congratulated, and not alone for the extraordinary popularity aud success earned by their "Made in Canada" fair, or
for the great support and interest accorded to them by local manufacturers; Or
for the kindness nnd patronage of the
general public, all of which count as in-
valunble factors in the undertaking; but
first, and nbove all, should the effort be
honored because it has been shown that
a work involving much trouble, patience
and fair policy can be achieved with
dignity, forbearance, and rectitude, and
can render a great public service and
earn a just return without violating any
of those principles which "make for
righteousness," either in the individual
or in the community. Already it has
been suggested to make the event an annual one, but, while the King's Daughters do not feel able at present to give j aTenue, which, with "its continual bawl-
any pledges, they assure their friends : ing> keepg them nwftke nt mght"-West-
that, when another time comes, they will : mingter Columbian,
be even better prepared to meet their
supporters nnd to rectify the inevitable
mistakes that mny have attended this,
their first public effort.
Meanwhile they consider, with thankful hearts, the bond already created between themselves, individually, nnd the
public at large, nnd hope thnt this may
tend to a wider sympathy with their
work as a society nnd a closer tie between them and thnt greater and worldwide brotherhood, whose members, no
matter what class or creed, nre united
in performing the common tasks of life
Booming the Demand—"Beware of
patent medicines. Most of them contain
more booze than an early morning cocktail in Sandon"—New Denver Ledge.
* »   *
Many Thanks!—"We are not a boomer, but we must plead guilty to a love
for Progress"—Oranbrook Herald.
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Left-Handed Jab For Someone—"The
Chief Justice appeared at tlie play last
night as Gordon Hunter. He enjoyed
himself and his presence was welcomed"
—Rossland World.
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East Kootenay War Note—"The government office staff will evacuate Fort
Steele to-day"—Fort Steele Prospector.
* *   *
Pointer For' New Water Company—
"Oranbrook people are not cowards, but
they will all   take   water"—Oranbrook
* *   *
To Match the Town—"Ed. Angrignon
has repaired and painted his canoe a
brilliant red"—New Denver Ledge.
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Experts In Demand—"Two of Britisli
Columbia's most experienced missionaries
will preach in the Mount Pleasant Methodist church on Sunday"—Mount Pleasant Advocate.
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Handicaps of City Life—"Residents
on upper Sixth street are complaining
of a cow in the neighborhood of Fifth
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to deliver " Progress'1 early Saturday
mornings.   Apply 35 Fort Street.
Or on the Collection Plate—"Strait
Settlements silver is not legal tender in
Cnnndn, and should only be worked off
by paying whiskey bills or delinquent
subscriptions"—New Denver Ledge.
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Serious Slander—"A vexatious error
appeared in our lnst issue which escnped
correction in the proof. M. S. Martin
of Grand Forks is a building contractor
nnd not n lawyer as stated"—Fernie
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Government St., opp. Post OlliceJ PROGRESS, SATURDAY MAY 28, 1904
pChe People of Victoria West Give
Their Fellow Citizens a Good
The organization in   what is er-
■oneously called "the Western Sub-
jrrb," and is not a suburb at all but
part of the city itself, of an association to look after the special requirements of Victoria   West in a
■Municipal way is in line with a very
"seful and effective practice largely
n vogue in United States cities.   In
hat country they have what are call-
Kd local improvement clubs, and the
ame things exists to a limited extent
n Canada.   These local improvement
lubs have two objects.    One is to
Bee that the particular interests of
the locality are not disregarded in
ihe general improvement of the city
by the municipal authorities, and the
Dther is the advocacy of improvements by individual or co-operative
ffort.   These clubs undertake to procure the laying of permanent sidewalks and street paving, and for that
purpose legislative authority has been
»iven for district assessments to be
mposed and collected by the muni-
apality at the request of the people
,)f the district.    Payment for such
mprovements in some eases extends
wer a series of years, what is known
s local improvement bonds being issued to raise the money and being a
iharge upon the property of the dis-
rict. The city at large bears no part
the liability, but it collects and
Iisburses the money, and of course
sceives the advantage derived from
ie increased taxable value of the
roperty benefited. A very large pro-
'ortion of the improvements made
United States cities is brought
Jiout in this way.
tinder our system if it were proposed to submit a by-law to provide
■srmanent paving for, say, Victoria
i est, the chances are that other parts
'f. the city would oppose it, and so
Jlso if it were proposed to put down
ermanent sidewalks, pave the streets
d park the intermediate ground on
Book street—a very much needed im-
rovement—it would be impossible to
lirry through a by-law for the purpose. But if the people of Victoria
i7est or the residents of Cook street
hose to bear the whole cost and
lake it chargeable against their prop-
rty, no one in any other part of the
Sty would say a word, except in
lommendation. This is the only way
n which an extensive plan of muni-
pal improvement can be carried out
n this or any other city of the area)
nd population of Victoria. The dis-
'finces are so great and the town is
o irregularly laid out that it is really
eyond the ability of the municipal-
ty to undertake to put the whole eity
n the shape it ought to be.
Among other things which local
mprovement clubs undertake is the
ilanting of shade trees. Not nearly
inough of this is done in Victoria.
Ve have some streets that could be
endered very beautiful indeed if the
esidents would only plant trees along
hem . Another thing is the cleaning
ip of the streets by removing bushes
Knd other disfigurements. These
hings cost a little money but not
Inuch, and they so greatly improve
he appearance of a locality that the
lost is not worth considering. Of
lourse the city as a whole ought to
o this work, but again it is to be
ememuercd that Victoria is big in
larea and for the City Council to un-
plertake to put all the streets in the
londition they ought to be, even as
ar as the disfigurements just men-
ioned are concerned, would cost more
han the taxpayers would approve of.
Ton know there is a lot of differ-
:nce in the name you call a thing,
[f the expense of an improvement
paid for out of taxes, every one
rrowls; but if it is done by voluntary
subscription no one minds it at all.
[n making public improvements, as
in everything else, allowance must be
ade for the fact that there is a
?ood deal of human nature in mankind, and human nature likes to do
things of its own accord and always
protests against compulsion.
Therefore the Victoria West move-
ent is an excellent example, and it
ought to be emulated in other parts the matter in hand. We too have a
of the city, but the scope of the as- sub-committee appointed who will
sociation might be broadened with undertake to waken them from their
advantage so as to embrace action temporary slumoers, and with some
along the lines above mentioned. really excellent ideas in beautifying
  the city to the beholdement of tour-
During the fortnight just closing, the  jsts an(j others.    We ask that they
residents of Victoria West bate fornjed d eommittee, and that
an improvement association for their par- , ,    ,    ,        .       .   ,   ,   .
ticular locality, a delegation from which the combined body bear in mmd that
met the eity council prior to its meeting time is fleeting and most opportune
on Monday evening last and presented  f01, settlement.
the following document: j    Tne Scnool _Wnat couid be least
Victoria, B. C, May 25,1904.  said   and   better  understood?    We
To His Worship the Mayor and Board  *hank you gentlemen for your con-
of Aldermen, City. I iteration of this pressing question,
Gentlemen,-Having due regard to [ and shades of enlightment favor the
the short time at your disposal this ; other fellow.
evenin- before convening your regu-1 A sub-committee takes this matter
lar meeting, we have, as a committee ! m hand, and will make direct repre-
of the Victoria West Municipal Vot-! sentation to the proper authorities.
% The B. C Funeral Furnishing Co'y %
T Chas. Hajward
ijAj President.
5$? Orders
gAj Attended to
* At any time
<#? Day or Night.
|P Charges very
qp Reasonable.
.jAj The largest and best appointed undertaking establishment in the^ qA?
T province.                         Telephone No. 48,305,404 or 594,
F. Caselton,
Show rooms and   mP
52 Government
Street, Victoria
ers' Association, for the sake of brevity, decided to lay before you a writ-
In conclusion, Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen, we ask that Victoria West
ten, concise and brief statement of be ^ven y°™ most earnest consid-
the reasons for organization; the ob- nation in the matter of  appropri-
jects  we  are hopeful  of  attaining ations for   improvement this   year,
thereunder; and the sympathetic co- Thls is a district capable of accom-
operation we propose    giving, and modatmg a large resident population,
hope to receive, in all matters muni- ™&™ easy access, if so made, with
pal pertaining to the welfare and,*e eity; healthy, if properly sewer
ed, and unrivalled in situation and
natural beauty. 'Tis scarcely necessary to remind you of the possible
revenue to the city when opened for
settlement by a disposition of the
Reserve Question.
We would further request that in
the matter of improvements the wish
of the residents as expressed through
the Association be accepted, that the
Engineer be instructed to. assist the j
Streets and Sideways Committee in
estimating the probable cost of improvements in the different localities
with a view of placing in hand the
most urgent of the work at once.
We hope to meet you at a later
date in matters of municipal reform,
and trust that our good intentions
may be recognized, if uot accepted.
We are, Sirs, respectfully yours,
L. TAIT, President.
ANDREW GRiif, Treasurer.
PHIL R. SMITH, Secretary.
For the Committee.
development of that important section of the city known as Victoria
By such a method of procedure, we
are hopeful in the removal of many
old grievances and misunderstandings; this in turn will be a strong
factor in the more rapid development
of that locality and the consequent
increase of revenue to the city..
We have formed for the purpose
of intelligent direction, harmonizing
rather than conflicting with the municipal governing body, but with all,
firm in the maintenance of the liberties and rights of true citizenship.
We are not unmindful of the fact
that our district comprises a small
fraction of the eity, nor that we have
within the past few years been the recipient of a certain amount of substantial improvement in light, streets
and sidewalks. We desire to place
ourselves upon record as appreciating
all that has been done, thanking the
successive Mayors and Aldermen for
their efforts in our behalf. However, a great deal remains of accomplishment, and unsatisfactory conditions exist which in a great measure
retard our material growth.
This committee has been organized
too short a space of time to enumerate the most urgent improvements
requisite, but a number of complaints
have reached them from various localities which will be investigated at
an early date, together with the general condition of affairs in this ward.
We do, however, bring forcibly to
the attention of your honorable body
the immediate and urgent necessity
of providing an outlet from the Esquimalt Road to the Craigflower
trunk road, and if the Council
cannot see its way to make passable the disputed highway, to open
up one of the many streets laid out,
thus helping serve the purpose. This
is of import not only to the residents, but to farmers and others in
the outlying districts beyond.
We note with pleasure that provision is being made to place septic
tanks at convenient stations, one of
which will be in operation before the
summer is too well advanced.
The lack of proper sewerage resulted in much sickness last summer,
and we hope that in the installation
of the one contemplated, due regard'
will be given the locality serving the
greatest area.
It is scarcely necessary to remind
your honorable body that the Craigflower Road question is still unsettled ; that the residents of this locality have not only been inconvenienced
thereby, but have had to maintain
public rights at private expense. A
sub-committee will take this matter
in hand, and try to arrange an amicable settlement between the parties
to this dispute, and we look forward
to your good offices in this direction.
The Songhees Reserve, another
periodic shadow that flits before the I list Grand T.orlge session made a lengthy
beaming countenance of the City >no,'(- 1!l'v- 1!' B' 1!1-vl1'' wnj> \s Bt'!l
■c ,, „ n     '    on the sick list, reports from  Bolwool.
Fathers, a source of worry and an-1 0ntii ,n.nt he is getting along very •vol!
hoyance to our citizens, and one of and expects to be off the list sln-r.v,
the chief factors in retarding the Bro, Chas. Marshall, who was n mem-
city's growth, still   flits.      A joint  ber of the order in the state of kissouti,
... n  ,,      -,.,      „ .,        .    was liurieil  by   the local lodge on  Sun
committee of the City Council and ,,„, h,t ,1>i(1ny nox(. iTnne 3rd| tll(1
Board of Trade have, we understand,   l'nge Rank will be conferred.
The Nelson Tribune, of which Mr.
Houston, member for Nelson and a
staunch Conservative, is still editor, reports to the contrary notwithstanding,
asserts in a most explicit way and without any qualification whatever, that
local cabinet changes are imminent. Mr.
Tatlow is said by the Tribune to be
tired'; Mr. Wilson is to be retired. Mr.
Tatlow's place is to be taken by Mr.
Carter-Cotton. In line with this, it may
be mentioned that n rumor is in circulation about town that Mr. Cotton is shortly to retire from the editorial chair of
the Colonist, nnd that his place will be
taken by a member of the provincial
civil service. The new cabinet, according to the Tribune, will be made up as
follows: McBride, premier and provincial secretary; Cotton, finance; Pulton,
attorney-general: Green, lands nnd
works; Taylor, mines; Bowser, president
of the council.
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The Victoria & Vancouver Stevedoring
Company, Limited, has had a chart prepared by Capt. .T. T. Walbran, showing
the lower part of Vancouver Island. On
the same sheet are charts on a larger
scale of Victoria, Esquimalt, Vancouver,
Nanaimo, Ohemainus, Ladysmith and
Union Bay. Thousands of copies of this
valuable chart have been distributed all
over the world. It is an excellent' advertisement for this part of Canada, and
being prepared with Capt. Walbran's
customary care and skill will be of great
value to navigators.
a    *   *
Th.> recent discussion in the City
Council, which has so greatly agitated
our neighbor, The Times, may be relieved, or at least' public attention may
be afforded a counter irritant, by repetition of the ancient joke about the various kinds of metres. "There arc several," said t'he young man. "Gas meters,
water meters nnd so on, but ns for me I
prefer to 'meet her by moonlight alone.' "
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The City Council has approved of the
draft letter prepared by the Joint Committee on the Songhees Reserve, nnd the
letter will be forthwith transmitted to
I'ho government.
Knights of Pythias—FarWest Lodge,
No. 1, initiated several Esquires into the
mysteries of the Rank of Knight in the
amplified form at their last convention.
They also bnllottod on three applications
and received ton now applications for
membership.   Tito representatives fo th
Clarke & Pearson
Tin and Gopperware Manufacturers
Stove Dealers and General Furnishers, Tin Roofers, Gas
and Water Pipe Fitters and General Jobbers.
Circulating Boilers, Steel Sinks, Baths and a full line of Enamel Ware in stock.
A few second-hand Cook Stoves for sale. Country orders receive our careful
The Opportunity of a Lifetime.
Did you ever stop to think how art has been assisted by the progress oi methods
in these modern times ? Not so many years ago a portrait of satisfactory size, finish
and artistic excellence could only be possessed Dv Ihe rich—for artists of the brush are
few, and exceptional talent is worthy of its hire.
Now the camera and its allied accessories make it possible for everyone to own
and treasure nrtKlic portraits of their near and dear ones. The culminating
triumph ol photographic art is the new process photo«enlarge>
ments in sepia tint or black and white—such as BYRES, the photographer.
is now offering to Victorians.
There is nothing finer in the world of photographic art of the higher plane.
Nothing liner in portraits ean be got by sending to the big cities for enlargements nf treasured smaller photographs, ln 12 by 10 inch size on 14 by 18 inch
mounts, thepriceisONLY $2 EACH, aud satislaetion in each case ab»
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We have every modern
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Electric Bells, Telephones, Annunciators,
Household Fittings, Office Signals, Etc. at
These can all be installed to advantage and will save youjtinie and money.
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Total Claims Paid Since Commencement -   -   $80,000,000
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At the Nelson Assizes one of the
jurors objected to serving in a
murder case, alleging as a reason
that he had conscientious objections
to capital punishment. For this he
was severely criticized by the presiding judge, Mr. Justice Martin, who
is reported by the press despatches
to have said that the juror, Mr. W.
H. Jones, at one time sub-editor of
the News-Advertiser and at present a
job printer, "belonged to a class of
people who have diseased and distorted minds."   Progress has the utmost
revolting consequence of the continuance of the death penalty. In the
ordinary course of nature and with
only ordinary medical treatment,
such as people receive in ninety-nine
cases out of a hundred, the unhappy
man would have died before his execution; but every recourse known to
medical science was employed and
the breath was kept in him long
enough to permit the law to strangle
him. We should like to have Mr.
Justice Martin's opinion of the man
who says that such an act was an
infamous refinement of cruelty.
It is not as yet by any means settled that the Grand Trunk Pacific
Company are to be required to begin
work at the western terminus of the
line simultaneously with the beginning at Winnipeg and other points.
Despatches to that effect have been
received in Victoria as well as in
Vancouver   and New   Westminster,
eu uimuo.     , .v,&—. _„_    and the statement was made that Mr.
respect for the judicial office, and Morrigon would move an amendment
will always treat those who fill it with to fte bm making provision for sueh
courtesy and consideration. It ap- eourse> The Colonist and the
preciates the fact that a judge is to . Vancouver World seem to accept the
some extent hampered by his posi- !matter as decided upon, but without
tion, in respect of defending him-]furtner assurances, Progress is un-
self against criticism and that it is , able to make up its mind that it is.
desirable in the general interest that Some weeks ag0 tMs paper urged
there should be as little criticism of (tnat pressure shoM be brought to
the part of the line which the Government undertakes to build. The
Company by its contract is left free
to carry on its part of the line, that
is from Winnipeg west in its own
way, only being bound to complete
lit within ten years. If, therefore,
the Company is required to begin
work at the Coast and Winnipeg
simultaneously the obligation will be
one of an exceptional nature.
Since the above was put in type
the third reading of the Bill has
passed, and there is no word of any
provision being inserted in it as to
the date of commencement at the
western terminus.
the acts and utterances of such offic
ers as is possible. But liberty of
thought is of far greater importance
than judicial dignity, and when a
judge, whose position ought to make
him a guardian of the rights of the
people, so far forgets himself and the
duty which he owes to his office and
the community, as to censure from
the bench another man who happens
bear upon the Government to secure
such a desirable consummation, but
very little has been done in a public
way. The officers of the Board of
Trade have done what they could,
and President Todd of the Victoria
Board of Trade has been specially
active, but there is little evidence
which our representatives can lay before the Government to show that
to hold different views on an open|tbe people were really concerned in
question, from those entertained
by the judge, Progress proposes to
tell him that he wholly mistakes his
powers and assumes an attitude to
having such a provision inserted in
the Bill. People in the East have
taken a very different line of action.
They have been insistent and persis
wards the community which the law tent in their demands that work shall
never intended he should occupy.       | be started simuitaineously at various
Mr. Jones has conscientious scru- j pointSj and yet this does not mean
pies against capital punishment. In
this he has thousands of sympathizers, and so far from such views indicating any mental eccentricity, they
ratuer show the person holding them | cjties
nearly as much to the East as the
immediate commencement of construction would mean for the province and especially for   the   Coast
to be a man of thought and refine
ment. Capital punishment is a relic
of barbarism, whether the sentence is
imposed by a naked savage or a
judge clothed in ermine.   It may, in
The reasons why the Company may ,
not voluntarily take such a course
are many   and   the people of this |
province hardly need to be reminded
that railway  corporations are, be-
" Things are looking so much bet-
I ter in this town that we will have to
get more capital into our business
j and improve our facilities." This remark was made by the manager of
one of our large business concerns
yesterday, and he is not a particularly optimistic person either. He
expressed a little in advance what
everyone will be saying in the course
of a few months. Victoria is decidedly on the up-grade. Small things
show the direction of the current. A
great many houses are being repainted. Reference has already been
made in these columns to what is being done in the way of building, and
this may be explained in many ways.
New people want new houses. Young
people get married and want homes.
But when a man repaints his premises it means generally that he is
feeling very easy in pocket, for it
is an unhappy truth that nobody out
in this part of the world, whether in
British Columbia or on Puget Sound,
feels called upon to paint his house
until he absolutely cannot postpone
it any longer. This is the rule.
There are exceptions, of course. Victoria is going ahead, and will continue to do so. One excellent manner to help the city along is to help
it along. It you have no money to
invest, if you cannot persuade others
to invest, if you have no means
whereby your own industry can make
things better, you can at least talk
and talk freely about the good time
coming. Depend upon it, the good
time is not far away.
Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
SeHHPER & REID, Merchant Tailors
Cor. Broad and Trounce ave., opp. Colonist Office.
To Campers...
Why Not Camp on Your
Own land?
Call and See Our Plans.
our present social conditions, be a;fore everything else, business organ
necessary relic. That is at least de-1 izations% No one bas any more justi
batable, but it is nevertheless ab- flcation jn finding fault with a rail-
horrent to every refined mind and
there are millions of people who
would hesitate about finding a criminal guilty, if the consequence of such
a verdict meant his death. To Mr.
Justice Martin this may indicate a
diseased mind, but, thank God, the
way company for carrying on its
business in the way that is most advantageous to itself than in finding
fault with an individual for doing
the same thing, and there is no more
warrant in expecting the Grand
Trunk Pacific Company to do its work
Uiseusuu  mum,   muv,   vu»....   .....„7   	
disease is spreading, and all the red-, £ the most expensive "way than there
" '    " ■• -;—i-  u..„;„„„„ «„„,
robed judges under heaven cannot
stay its course. There will come a
time when we will know better what
to do with murderers than to kill
in expecting a private business firm
to do so. The fact that the Company
is to receive a substantial bonus from
the people does not of itself bind
them to do anything except what is
But the correctness of Mr. Jones' j speeined in the contract.   And there
opinion has nothing to do with the
case. He is entitled to his opinions,
and to express them in a proper
place, and no living man has, by any
right of office which the law has conferred or can confer upon him, authority to condemn him for them,
unless his views are treasonable or
is no moral obligation whatever upon
the company in the premises. As
long as the Company does what it
undertakes to do, that is build the
line from ocean to ocean in ten years,
the people of British Columbia will
have no legal or moral claim upon it,
in respect to time of construction.
UUU3SS    ma    v,u„*   „,.,.     ,- |U1    ,™rv.    .„     -    ...    	
immoral. That it was proper, indeed, it is just as well to get this fact
his bounden duty for him to state, Well grounded in our minds.
his views on cvpital punishment when . If the people of this province
called to serve upon a jury on a capi- j want the Company bound to begin
tal offence, will not be denied. Hence j work on this Coast at the same
he occupied the position of a man;time as they begin it elsewhere,
who simply discharged his duty as ; efforts ought to have been made
a citizen. For this he has been held j to secure such an arrangement.
up to scorn and published to the | Progress gives fair warning to the
world as something to be shunned I public not to be lulled into a feeling
by his fellows. This sort of thing j 0f security by vague promises from
is intolerable. If our judges run j people who are not authorized to
away with the idea that they have j make them. At the same time it is
any right of censorship over private i important to point out that the Gov-
opinion, the sooner they are disa- ernment has enforced no obligations
bused of the notion the better. np0n the Company as to the simul-
In Chicago the other day, three , taneous beginning of work at various
young men were sentenced to death j points. As we understand the mat-
for murder. One of them was very (ter all that is provided is that work
ill, but the physicians labored with j shall be begun at Quebec and Monc-
him night and day in order to keep j ton at the same time as at Winni-
him alive to be hanged.   This is a i peg.    Quebec and Moncton are on
The eternal principles of consistency were beautifully illustrated yesterday up the Gorge Road. It has
pleased the City Fathers to impose a
fine upon people driving faster than
a walk across the small bridges on
that road within the municipality,
and an officer in plain clothes is occasionally detailed to capture offenders. A Man Who Wanted To
Know asked the Officer In Plain
Clothes why such an absurd regulation was made. The 0. I. P. C. replied that the City Fathers had in
mind the Point Ellice bridge accident,
and with that explanation the M. W.
W. T. K. was content. But there
came a holiday and hundreds of vehicles, some light, some heavy and
all loaded to their utmost capacity
traveled back and forwards on the
Gorge Road. When they came to the
bridges they quickened their speed
and in more than a score of cases
raced across, and there was no 0. I.
P. C. to take the names of the drivers
to the intent that they might be haled
before the Court. All of which leads'
the M. W. W. T. K. to ask if the
memory of the City Fathers in regard
to bridge accidents is inactive on
holidays, and causes Progress to inquire if a bridge that may be safely
raced over on holidays is not safe
enough to trot over on other days.
It is not very clear what the Victoria West Association means by
saying that a sub-committee of that
organization has been appointed to
wake up the committees of the Board
of Trade and City Council "from
their temporary slumbers." The
joint committee made up of representatives of the last mentioned
bodies is very far from being asleep.
It is actively at work, but does not
deem it expedient to publish what it
is doing. Many a good thing has been
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Government House on the 24th °in-
int (Victoria Day):  Mrs. Mills, Miss
Sswell, Commodore   and   Mrs. Good-
Hi, the Lord Bishop of Columbia and
Rss Penan, the Hon. Mr. Justice and
|rs. Duff, Lady Bromley, Mr. H. A.
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Idonel and Mrs. Holmes, Miss Holmes,
Iptain and Mrs. R. G. Fraser, Lieut-
»1. English, R.A.;   His   Worship the
layor and Mrs. Barnard, Commander
Id Mrs. Parry, Commander A. T. Hunt.
|N.; Commander H. G. Sandeman, R.
[; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mara, Mr. and
E. Crow Baker, Mr. and Mrs. R.
Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Flum-
[felt, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Harris, Mr.
lid Mrs. F. W. Foster. Mr. and Mrs.
W. Troup, Dr. and Mrs. E. B. C.
lanington, Mr. and Mrs. D.  R. Ker,
Ir. and Miss Davie, Mr. and Mrs. F. B.
[emberton, Mrs. W. J. Roper, Mr. and
Irs. Winslow,   Mrs.   Oberteuffer, Mr.
fd Mrs. W. E. Oliver, Captain and Mrs.
linbury, Captain and Mrs. Wright, Mr.
\i Mrs. P. S. Lampman, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Pooley, Miss McLimont, Miss A.
^Limont, Mr. D. W. Higgins, Mr. E.
Bodwell, Mr. R. Marpole,  Captain
usprntt-Williams, R.A.; Mr. L. Blnck-
\, R.N., secretary to Commodore; Mr.
M. Rogers, Mr. F. T. Cornwall, Cap-
In B. H. Tyrwhitt-Drake, A.D.C.; and
V. R. B. Powell.   The Fifth Regiment
phestra was in attendance and played
ring the evening.
* *   *
very pretty wedding took place on
Inday at the residence of the bride's
Ither-in-law,    Mr.    Verge,    Francis
leet,  when  Rev.  Dr.  Campbell  cele-
Vted the   marriage'  of   Mr.    Roger
hghneif nnd Miss  Lizzie    Brewster,
of this city.   The groom was sup-
ted  by Mr.  J. Brewster,  and    the
Jlesmaid  was Miss  Annie  Brewster,
Ither and sister of   the   bride.   The
fly-married couple   will make   their
\e in Victoria.
* *   *
Inticipatory congratulations will be
ended with wishes for a pleasant
rage across the Atlantic when His
fdship the Bishop of Columbia leaves
fye six weeks hence for a visit to the
Land. It is understood thnt short-
Jifter His Lordship's arrival home he
be one of the principals in a marge ceremony, his fiancee being Mrs
* *   *
ir. Fawcett, of Victoria Arm, eu-
lained some fifty friends on regatta
f, his charming home being the scene
very merry gathering. The grounds
limanding as they do an unsurpassed
Iw of the regatta course, the guests
|the occasion were peculiarly fortun-
* *   »
kards are out for the wedding of Miss
lllaston and Dr. L. W. Nelson Shep-
I'd, which is to be celebrated at
l.-ist Church cathedral on the 2nd of
lie. There will be a reception after
• ceremony, from 4 o'clock to 6, at the
[idence of the bride's family, "Wood-
Rockland avenue.
»   *   *
Ir. and Mrs. W. Sutton, of this city,
bompanied by Mr. Sutton's sister, Miss
Inny, have returned from a trip to
l^rope, and are for a few days guests
Irs. A. M. Stewart, of Winnipeg.
* *   *
Jeneral Sir Henry Geary, Lady Geary
the Misses Geary,   intend    paying
btoria a visit of several weeks' dunlin. Sir Henry has just completed his
|m as Governor of Bermuda.
* *   *
B, T. Rogers, of Vancouver,
lught over a merry little celebration
fty on his handsome steam yacht, the
luping. Among the guests were Mr.
lekett and Mr. Wm. Farell.
* *   *
tumor has it that the handsome home
|Mr. J. D. Prentice, on Belcher street,
i found a purchaser in Mrs. Todd, who
Il shortly take possession of the pic-
Tesque property.
* «  *
|he Misses Williams are giving a tea
afternoon at their home on Linden
Inue, at which an Innovation is made
[the invitation of gentlemen as well
* *   *
lid. Thornton Fell has left for St.
In, N. B., on a visit ,and will after-
]rds visit the great exposition at St.
* *   *
trs. Charles J. V. Spratt is giving n
lat her residence on the Gorge Road
Monday next.
»   *   *
|rs. Brown entertained a number of
friends at her   home on Cadboro
toad on Friday of last week.
* *   *
he Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich
frtained at dinner last evening.
On Thursday at the "Made in Canada"
Fair the following very interesting programme was given:
Piano Solo-The Huskie's Dream 	
  By Miss V. Powell
Miss V. Powell.
Heading—De Nice Leetle Canadlenne..
  W. H. Drummond
J. B. H. Rickaby.
Recitation—Ojistoh   Pauline Johnson
Mrs. 0. M. Jones.
Tableau—The Voyageurs 	
Recitation—The Organist ... A. Lampman
Miss Powell.
Drill   By Young Ladles
Beading from Barbara Ladd 	
  C. G. D. Roberts
Mrs. Simon.
Song—Men of the North   Godfrey
J. G, Brown.
Reading—The Kootenay Prospector ....
  C. P. Wolley
C. P. Wolley.
Song—Policeman Day, from The Brushwood Boy    Kipling
Miss 0. Powell.
Recitation—The Western Girl.0. P. Wolley
Miss N, Powell.
Duet—Canadian Boating Song  	
Mrs. P. B. Pemberton and Mrs. H. Pooley.
Reading—From the Battle of the Strong
   Gilbert Parker
Mrs. Simon.
Recitation—How Albanl Sang 	
  W. H. Drummond
Mrs. O. M. Jones.
Reading—Mon Frere Camille  	
 • W. H. Drummond
J. B. H. Rickaby.
God Save the King.
Every item in the list is of Canadian
origin, and what adds especially to Hie
interest of it is that two of the numbers,
"The Huskie's Dream" and "The Kootenay Prospector" were given by their
talented authors.
»   *   *
A new musical star has arisen. It
is Franz von Vecsy, a violinist, whose
age is only eleven. He has a technique which the highest authorities
say, is absolutely perfect, and he
plays with wonderful depth of feeling and remarkable intelligence. Dr.
Joachim says that in his seventy-two
years of life he not only never heard
such playing, but never even believed it was possible.
• *   *
The holiday season interfered with
musical events, and at any rate the
lateness of the season is such that few
more amateur performances may be
expected until the longer evenings begin. On Sunday night Mr. Watkis
gave an organ recital in St. John's
Church after the regular service and
Dr. Robertson sang two solos very acceptably.
• •   •
The Sunday afternoon band concert drew an enormous crowd to Beacon Hill Park. These concerts are
very greatly enjoyed by the people
of the city and by strangers. They
ought to be given regularly, for they
are entirely harmless, in a moral
* *   *
Mr. F. T. Watkis is to be congratulated upon the musical excellence of his
recital at St. John's church the other
evening, in which he had the valuable
assistance of Mr. A. T. Goward, tenor,
and Miss Charlotte Spencer, contralto.
* *   *
There is a faint prospect that Mr.
George J. Dyke may be induced to bring
the Vancouver Orchestral Society here
for a performance of the "Revenge."
Wise and Otherwise—Nonsense on
the News of the
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the true lady as the neatness and.
quality of her gloves and footwear.
The former are invariably noted,
and must be correct. This every
lady knows will be the case if her
purchases are made at Finch &
Finch's. This firm, succeeding Geo.
R. Jackson & Co., Government St.,
handle only the finest and most
famous makes, absolutely the BEST
gloves that experts can make or
money can buy. And $1 to $1.75
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the best, the neatest, the most
fashionable ?
SPEAKING of the Fire Department
—about everyone.
* *   »
JUNE brides and June bugs are now
almost due.
* *   »
JUDGING by the latest reports from
the Democratic convention, it looks like
the hearse for Hearst.
* *   *
JAPANESE crepe will be the favorite
material for summer gowns.    It won't
* *   t
BRAZIL and Peru ought to be able
stretch a point over that rubber country,
but they don't seem inclined to.
* *   *
JUDGING a driving parade seems to
be just about as thankless a task as
officiating at a parliament of bench pets.
* *   ♦
APPARENTLY the Japanese will
have to postpone their picnic trip to St.
Petersburg via the Japanese Siberian
* *   »
WOMAN'S Rights are all right, but
they should not include the right of
young girls in Victoria to a welcome in
the saloon backrooms.
* *   *
CAN IT be that Cleveland has learned from the aborigine of his beloved
Oyster Bay the great ad^intage sometimes of being silent in seven languages.
* *   *
SINCE that consignment of Missouri
mules for the Czar's army reached its
destination, the Russians appear to have
no kick coming.
* *   *
MOVED and seconded that that portion of Johnson street extending from
Government t'o Store be henceforth
known as Victoria's Bowery.
* *   *
IF all goldbricks are like that 1(1-
pouud one just turned out hy the Oyster-
Oriterion mine, who wouldn't be a
* *   *
IT MAY be unkind to say it, but how
singularly appropriate for the cricketers
to find congenial environment right near
the hospital.
* *   *
THE man who first notices that it
looks like rain is tlie one who has a
Panama and believes the Weather Man
always ready to knock his chances for
wearing it.
* *   *
DO NOT waste any pity on Willie
Randolph Hearst. That idea of his being bled for the party good does not harmonize with Willie's idea of tlie value
of his little boom—for advertising his
* *   *
DOWN IN Massachusetts the Daughters of the American Revolution are
solemnly investigating the morals of Paul
Revere. Judging from the ride he made,
he was something of a fast young man.
* *   *
WHAT A grand chance the health
food makers would have to work off
their products on the Russian and Japanese armies if it. wasn't for the convention prohibiting barbarities in warfare.
* *   *
HIS GRACE the Duke of Argyle is
all swelled up with pride. He is the
latest notability permitted to become a
vice-patron of Mr. Pierson's lifeboat association.
* *   •
DUNCAN ROSS, the Liberal nominee in Cariboo, has just succeeded iu
getting the immediate surrender of the
Schuchawayha Indian reserve, in orl»r
that a smelter may be .erected thereon,
that a smelter may be erected thereon.
Duncan left Victoria too soon. This
town would gladly bonus a good reserve-
* »   *
NOTHING speaks louder of progress than the song of the carpenter's
hammer," observes the Edenogrnph,
Right—o! That's where the carpenter's
hammer is the direct antithesis of the
other kind of hammer that Victoria has
had too much of.
* •   *
WONDER if the Fort Steele people
have worked it out to their satisfaction
yet how, after they elected a government
member of the legislature and Oranbrook
nn oppositionist, the latter is able to
win awny those coveted government
«   •   *
SINCE all the applicants obviously
cannot get the vacant senatorship, it
would be well for those who desire two
striugs to their bows, to make a note
of the fact that the ollice of pound-
keeper nt Sandon is nlso to be filled.
* *    *
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A Holiday
For The Young.
Why Should  Not Victoria Boys j
and Girls Have Their Summer-    I
time Aquatic Sports.;
Perhaps the only handicap under which
Victoria labors as a competitor for summer tourist patronage, exists in the circumstance that as a rule the water is too
cold at the nearby sea beaches for comfortable bathing. In Vancouver, English Bay and Greer's Beach each summer afternoon claim their hundreds of
merry bathers, these favorite breathing
places being radiant with light and color,
and the town thereby becoming nata-
torially expert while vastly enjoying the
exercise of swimming. Along Victoria
Arm the water is not too eold for pleasant' bathing, aud it is greatly to be hoped
that this present season will see some
practical campaign initiated for popularizing swimming in Victoria. In such
connections it would be well to begin
with the rising generation. The annual
swimming tournament for the boys and
girls is one of the most popular features
of Vancouver's civic activity. Why not
here also? What could be a more attractive arrangement for the next forthcoming general holiday—Dominion Day
—than a carnival of water sports for the
juveniles in the vicinity of the Gorge?
The programme could be arranged with
little difficulty by a small committee, and
Would involve but little expense in prizes
and a little hard work for willing volunteers in keeping clear the course and
systematically conducting the running of
the races. The afternoon sports would
undoubtedly attract a merry picnicking
throug to the delightful natural park extending along the middle reaches of the
Arm. The programme would he interesting to old as well as young, and
should include short distance races particularly for the younger 'boys and girls,
properly handicapped to place them on
equal terms. One championship event"
for grown-ups might properly be included, with diving competitions for seniors
and juniors of both sexes. An aquatic
tug-of-war and a lifesaving competition
would properly round off the afternoon's
programme and make up a day of sport
of great attractiveness, but little cost',
and very considerable value in promoting
the love of and expertness in the very
useful and necessary accomplishment of
swimming. Should this suggestion meet
with favor among those who take an interest in Ihe boys and girls, and in the
development of beneficial sport for sports'
one sake, "Progress" will be pleased to
facilitate the coming together of a few
patriotic citizens who will act as a committee to arrange for such a Dominion
Day attraction. Its success would largely depend upon the hearty co-operation
of all the principals and scholars of the
city schools. Will not that co-operation
bo readily prof erred ?
—The Band For St. Louis-
Having obtained the requisite permission from Ottawa, the fine band of the
Fifth Regiment, which is or should be
the pride of every loyal Victorian, is
now making preparations for nn early
departure for St. Louis, where, according to present knowledge, its engagement opens on the 19th of June. The
tour will occupy nbout four months, or
the greater part of the present summer;
nnd while Victoria will miss her music-
makers very sadly during the Saturday
and Sunday afternoons and evenings of
the out-of-door pleasure season, it will
be well to keep in mind that it is in the
city's interest largely that the band goes
abroad, its presence in the chief cities
of America being one of the best and
biggest pieces of advertising that Victorin has as yet been so fortunate as
to outairi, Twenty-four pieces will compose the louring band, and for its size
it is safe to say that there will bo few
better bands even at the great exposition, where the most famous music-
makers of all America will bo brought
together. The 'band may he said to havo
taken unofficial farewell of the eity for
the time being with the Victoria Day
celebration, during which its concerts
were a notably pleasing and artistic feature. Not only on the streets, at tho
regatta, and where the throngs most did
congregate, was the band happily in
evidence—its special concert at the parliament buildings delighted an immense
evening concourse, and proved the location selected for the concert handstand
particularly well chosen—which cannot
ho said for the Park bandstand. In view
of the immensity of the project thnt the
band hns taken in hand for tho advertisement of the city, and in view also of tho
generosity that hns been shown by the
band toward the eity music lovers times
without number, it is to be hoped thnt
the departure nf the regimental mnsi-
cinns on their travels will be marked
with some expressions of patriotic civic
—Always Alert—
Considerable comment was heard tl<!
the audience filed out of Institute hnll
on the conclusion of the last concert of
the Arion Club, with respect to the inadequate facilities for emptying thnt
place of public gathering, nnd more thnn
one asked of his neighbor how would
the people fare were there n fire nnd the
consequent necessity for prompt: clear-
nnce of the hnll?   A "Progress" reporter
repeated the questiou   to   Building In- j
spector Northcott.    As usual   he   was
ready.   He is one of those rare public
officials who do not make of their public
trust a hollow emptiness.    He sees his
duty and does it.    There are sufficient I
exits at Institute hall, he explained, but |
it has not been the custom to have them ,
opened after concerts or other entertain- j
ments.   There should    also   be   proper \
lights at the entrances.   He had already
communicated  with  the  Bishop in  respect of these matters, and His Lordship in his acknowledgment had given
the assurance that the subjects of complaint would be promptly rectified.
—The Question of Meters	
The decision of the city council to introduce meters on a new and original
plan for water users is not unanimously
approved by any means throughout the
city. Here is one view of the matter
by any means: "It simply enables the
water commissioner to discriminate un-
given "Progress" by a prominent Wharf
street merchant who isn't a stingy man
fairly if it so suits him. And it means
more. The man witli an unsightly fence
in front of his home uses far more thnn
his share of water, and no one sees him
and the result is an improvement of his
Hower garden that does not even delight
the eyes of citizens and visitors. Another householder with a meter and no
unsightly wall or fence does his best to
make his flower garden a beauty spot
for the delectation of visitors and Victorians. His efforts are seen, and a
meter is clapped on him so that he may
be made to pay the penalty of his patriotic policy. What's the use in urging
citizens to make their gardens beautiful,
and then place a penalty upou action on
the suggestion?"
—Vancouver Visitors—
As usual Vancouver furnished a large
proportion of the celebration visitors.
To make personal mention of more than
a very few would be impossible. There
were, however, among those who came
early and remained until the last rocket
had winged its skyward flight, Mr. J.
N. Ellis and his fiancee, Miss Ellis; Mr.
T. 0. Townley, Mr. Justice Duff nnd
Mrs. Duff, Mr. John Boyd, Dr. and Mrs.
H. P. Moody, Dr. nnd Mrs. T. Gleudon
Moody, Mr. B. T. Rogers, Mr. R. B.
Skinner, Mr. Mel. Mclver Campbell,
Mr. George A. Wood and the Misses
Wood, Mr. Erl Macgowani Mr. T. A.
Ker, Mr. A. J. Kapclle, and Sheriff
Richard Hall, the latter just recovering
from a severe attack of la grippe.
—A Mislaid Trump Card-
As a closing but entirely informal
feature of the Victoria Day celebration,
the men of His Majesty's ships now
stationed at.Esquimalt contested a very
interesting sham battle on Wednesday in
the vicinity of the Six-Mile House? The
marines and bluejackets were divided
into two battallions, the one taking position and maintaining defence; the other
forming the attacking party, landing
from boats with their 9-pounder field
pieces, and attempting the dislodgment
of "the enemy." Had such a feature
been incorporated in the official programme it would no doubt have proved
the most attractive feature of the carnival. It is to be hoped that next year
will see the United Service contribute in
some such fashion to Victoria Day's sue- j
—The Circus Is Coining—
These be great days for the young j
folk! Even while the joys of the Vic- j
toria Day celebration still were with j
them, their hearts were gladdened by
the announcement on the billboards that
a circus was coming. The date is June
6th, and the attraction Norris & Rowe's.
The Norris brothers started quite modestly with a small dog and pony show, the
animals being trained by one of the Nor-
rises and handled by him. Year by year
other animals and features were added,
and now n small menagerie is carried,
and regular circus features are uit"o-
duced. It won't be many years before
Rlngling Brothers, Foropaugh, Barnuni
& Bailey, nnd Frank C. Bostock will
recognize in the Norris Aggregation a
new rival to be reckoned with.
—Deserving of Commendation	
In a recent issue of "Progress" ntten-
tion wns directed to the extreme dustiness of Esquimalt, Road, a much travelled thoroughfare through West Victoria. The powers that be took heed
unto the hint, nnd for the first time in
many moons tlhe fnce of the sprinkler
hns been seen in the land. For which
the snid authorities will please accept
the thanks of Victoria West—and "Progress" will modestly take whafs left.
It proves however that it was the request of the military authorities (preparing for a church parade) rather than, the
interests of citizens, that brought the
sprinkler out last Saturday. Esquimalt
rond's dust nuisance hns got beyond the
sprinkler. The dust must be removed
nnd the rond then sprinkled to secure
abatement of the present conditions.
—Improvement Is Evidenced—
There is snme improvement in fire department discipline, which may be attributed to the ventilation of conditions
in this paper. Two of the men who
came in drum; lnst Saturday night wore
on Wednesday suspended by the chief.
There is room for the improvement to
continue. The chemical wns eight minutes Inte in arrival nt the St. Joseph's
hospital fire, according to one of the per
manent men, and water had to be laid
where the chemical should have done all
the work to be done. The chemical, by
the way, is charged with having been
late at the last three fires.
—The Lovely Flowers!	
"Oh, look at the lovely flowers" was
the cry of many a celebration visitor,
as they marched up from the steamboat
landiugs, upon first view of the mass of
bloom in Bastion Square. The purpose
of this little breathing spot in the wholesale and legal district is now apparent.
And Victoria has to thank the authors
of the benutiticatiou scheme. It should
be extended in other quarters. There
is nothing that so improves the appearance of the city.
—Artistic Window Dressing	
Victoria is becoming n city of notably
attractive window dressing. The picnic
spread at Dixi H. noss & Co.'s, the display of Caledonia Liqueur Scotch at the
West End Grocery, nnd the "two best
things afloat" and later the military
window at Fred Carne's are admirable examples of taste, originality, aud
effectiveness. The expert window dresser
is a professional evolved during the past
quarter century whose importance to the
retailers' world can scarcely be overestimated.
—Handling the Crowds—
The excellence of the street car service during the recent celebration was
the subject of much appreciative comment on the part of the city's visitors.
There were few delays, and these but
short-lived; there was uniform courtesy
shown to the travellers; there was no
waiting that could possibly have been
avoided. And there were carried on the
cars during the two days no fewer than
35,758 persons—a record even for Vic-
tornia's carnival time.
—No Summer Session	
It has been left for Mr. L. W. Shat-
ford, the member for Similkameen, to
announce for the provincial government,
through interviews in the Eastern press,
that there will be no summer session
of British Columbia's parliament. He
was one of those who insisted upon tlie
summer session pledge being given, but
the soft answer of the Premier has turned away his wrath, and he is content
with the substituted promise that at next
winter's session the Const-to-Kootenay
railway will be given a substantial start
toward existence.
—A Danger and A Disgrace—
Albeit Craigflower is within four miles
of the seat of government for British
Columbia, and is one of the 'historic
places within easy access of the Capital,
the government apparently remains in
ignorance of the faat that the bridge
which spans the upper Arm at this
point has long outlived its usefulness
and its safety. At low tide a view of
the supports of the structure is afforded
which causes one to wonder how it happens that it has not long since crumbled
and    tumbled—yet   stranger is it that
some serious accident has not occurred
there with the heavy teaming that this
bridge is constantly required to sustain.
The piling has gone from entire spans,
and even the telegraph poles are now
supported by the frail skeleton of the
bridge. Unless immediate aud thorough
repairs are made, one may expect to
read at a very early date of some distressful happening directly chargeable
to governmental neglect, of duty.
Continentally-famed and Strictly
First-class Hotels.
The Dallas
Situat .d on the Dallas Road—Victoria's ocean  drive,  is  pre-eminently THE favorite summer resort of British Columbia.
The Centrally Located
Is the Commercial Hotel par excellence.
Unrivalled Cuisine.
Luxurious Guest Rooms.
Every Modern Comfort and
—And Victoria West Pays—
In connection with the decision of the
council to clap on meters for all users
of city water, these meters to be paid
for out of the general revenue, it would
be interesting again to know just where
the justice exists of saddling its proportion upou Victoria West, whicli has no
lot or part in the advantages of the eity
water system, but buys perforce from
the Esquimalt water company?
. o	
—Escaped the Boycott—
The "Made in Canada" fair, which is
just drawing to a satisfactory close, is
said to have narrowly escaped a boycott
by local trades unionists. The trouble
was tided over. It arose over the flagship band providing music on Monday
evening, vigorous objection thereto being
taken by the musicians' union.
—By Special Ox-team	
It would be interesting to know how
the mails are carried between Albert
Head and this city, two points by bicycle
within an hour's reach of one auother.
A letter mailed at Albert Head on the
11th instant was delivered here on the
10th, and one mailed here on tbe 17th
renehed Albert Head on the 23rd. Such
speed almost makes one dizzy—almost
but not quite.
—You Never Can Tell	
Sometimes it is the little un-tliought-
of incidents of life that produce the
grand results. A gentleman cnlled nt
the office of "Progress" a day or so ago
to subscribe. "I hnd not seen tho paper," he explained, "until I got one
wiapped around a pair of shoos I had
left for mending." The hnlf-soling of
that particular pair was worth ten times
the price, in introducing the subscriber
to tho paper that suits him.
Thorough Instruction. Graduates Filling Good Positions. Shorthand, Typewriting, Book-Keeping Taught.
E. A. Macmillan, Principal.
The Latest in
Wrist Bags
j. WENGER, Jeweler,
90 GOVERNMENT ST.,   next to
Bank of Montreal.
Brown & Cooper,
Fish,  Oysters, Poultry,  Game,
Fruit, Etc
J9 Johnson St., Phone 621.
2" Government St., Phone 5b
Once a wearer; always a wearer.
No. 15.
If you have never worn SOROS;
you have a delightful shoe (
perienee in store for you. V
have still to realize how mv
shoe satisfaction can be boui
for $4.50. No other shoe loc
as well, fits as well, or wears
well. Once tried, always woi
The Paterson
Shoe Co., II
Sole agents for British Columbia.;
A High Class
Rates $3.00 to $5.00 a Dai
Bedding Plants
Bedding Annuals
At Cheap Prices.
Lists Post Free.
Johnston's Seed Store
English Watch Repairing
Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller,
99 Douglas St., Victoria,
Opposite Porter's Butcher Shop
& Watkins
Rooms 9&11 Five S/sfc|
P. 0. BOX 219.
—Off For The Orient	
Among the passengers for the Orient
by the Empress of India upon her sailing outward last Tuesday was Mr. A.
Maclean, of Ottawa, the new Canadian
trade commissioner to Japan. He is accompanied by Mrs. >and Miss Maclean,
and wnl establish his headquarters nt
Yokohama, doing all he can to promote
inter-reciprocal trade. The present is
his first visit to Japan.
—Figures Tell The Tale	
A comparison of the bank clearances
for the ten chief cities of Canada for
the past week is significant of the steady
growth of the West. Victoria's percentage of increase is 33.9; that of Vancouver 32.1; Winnipeg 19.5; Toronto 12.5;
Hamilton 11.0; Montreal 4.3; Halifax,
decrease, .8; St. John, decrease, 9.5; and
Quebec, decrease, 26.4.
—A Discriminating Critic—■—
"I like "Progress" very much indeed,
especially tlie sporting page," writes H.
H. A,, of Vancouver, the donor of the
famous Allinghnm cup and one of the
best friends that clean sport has in the
Terminal City. "I think yon are wise
! in make a specialty of the lacrosse department."
—A Company of Guides—
Authority hns come from Ottawa for
tlie formation of a company of guides,
or scouts, for Vancouver Island. It is
understood that Mr. Bodley, of Duncan,
hns received his captain's commission
nnd will command the new body, which
will include none but expert shots and
good woodsmen nnd trail finders.
•'rice's Preserves are Pure,
Wholesome and made from B. C.
Sugar and B C Fruit.
Eyres for Enlargements.
Contractor and Buildej
Estimates furnished for
all classes of work.
Temporary office, Carnegie Library B|
Yates St., Victoria.
A/* Clyde,
Sole Agent for the
Stoves and cRang\
Everything for the kitchen
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre]
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street!
Phone 855.
P. 0. BoJ
and Heatinl
Needs instant tightening up.   This,
all other plumbing defects, will hi
our  prompt,   careful and inteUijfl
attention,   That's  our business, I
understand it from cellar to attic.
102 Fort Std
Telephone 629.   P.O. Box t PROGRESS,    SATURDAY   MAY   28,   1904
For Sale.
k Large Lot on Fernwood Road
layers and
The Play.
nieson's New Theatre Honored
ith Bumper Houses—Bemodel-
lg the Victoria—Nat Goodwin.
is briefly announced in this column
Saturday last, Mr. David Boscowitz
accepted   plans for tlie thorough
rhauling of the Victoria theatre, sub-
to the approval of his father upon
return,    and   the    close    season
atrical    will    see    carpenters    and
nemasons, painters aud  upholstswrs
command.   The alterations proposed
so extensive as to amount to little
s than rebuilding.    By appropriating
lumber of the 'Choicest rooms of the
perial hotel, those with .iu outlook
View street, it will be possible   to
ry the dress circle back to the street
11,   thereby   increasing   tlie  seating
acity of the house by quite one-third
making its capacity equal to that of
other house in British    Columbia.
. floors will be renewed and given a
■e prontounced slope, and n consider-
_> portion of the house will be re-
ted with folding chairs of the latest
best design.   Tlie house will be related and the heating and lighting
lem overhauled.    On the stage, too,
;e will be great changes.   The stage
be enlarged; the scenery replenished brightened up; a first class light-
system installed; and the dressing
ns added to and refurnished.   Alto-
ter the improvements  will call for
ixpemlitnre of fully sixteen thousand
irs, and give Victoria virtually a new
first class opera house.
lose who have predicted that "the
le cannot he got' to go down Johnson
it to a theatre"—apropos   of   Mr.
iesoii's venture at the Grand—found
iselves contradicted by plain facts
^week.   The Grand   has   played to
;ded houses ever   since   the formal
ling on Monday evening last.    Per-
_s it is because Mr. Jamieson is in
mand, and everyone realizes that he
imanager knowing his business well,
laps it' is because the house is emin-
well suited to public convenience
comfort.   And then   again   it may
been the excellence   of   the   proline, for a better high class vaudeville
has   never  been   offered   here at
liar prices.    The opening day saw
thousand   at   the   three   evening
jws," and every one   of   the   two
isand pleased in the extreme.   Of the
ormances   of   the   week:   All   the
ured artists more than "made good."
Sorie Mandeville   sang, danced and
pduced contortion   specialties   in a
ner that   pleased   immensely.   The
Brothers, German dialect comedians
Weber and Fields order, gave an
ising fifteen minutes' nonsense talk-
Mr. and Mrs.Clark Mounts contribu-
i singing and talking specialty that
refined  and  artistic.   Sig. Peralto
ished the illustrated song, "The Silent
in," doing effective service as soon as
nervousness had   worn away.   The
(ling specialty of the Burkes proved
ivong one, and the Dentons in their
il acrobatic work far outclassed any
ormance in that   line Victoria yet
seen.   The show all    through has
i bright,   clean,   entertaining—while
facilities for seeing and hearing to
intage are such that one is tempted
rhile away finie   at   the Grand at
y opportunity.   Nor does the super-
first week bill outclass by any means
arranged for the coming week—the
card of attractions is if   anything
iger than the old.   It is headed by
famous De Garoes,    kings   of fhe
lan rings. Harry De Lane, a raarvel-
ly successful female impersonator, is
; on the list.    And following come
Empire trio, in    high class singing
comedy; the great Zoyarras, intro-
ag yarions novel features on the re-
ing sphere; Sig. Peralto   with   the
trated song, "The Passion Flower"—
new moving pictures that' are sure
ease.   Six big acts made up the last
i show.   Next   week   there will be
*   *  *
:eat is the power of an innocent lit-
lewspaper paragraph to make trou-
In this column a fortnight or so
it was mentioned that rumor had
ager Fred. W. Dailey duly yoked
arriage to pretty Edna Keeley, the
;dienne. It appears they aren't
ied.   And thereby hangs a storiette.
Keeley had been the subject of
ivagant attentions from n certain
g Vancouver business man who is
cularly susceptible to the charms
unosels of stagetand,    He insisted
upon her accepting flowers, dinners,
drives—and his frequent society. Finally, to escape his attentions, she told him
confidentially that she had been recently
married to Mr. Dailey. Dailey gallantly
had to support the lady's word. The
item was told to "Greasepaint" and published. Then the trouble began. Miss
Keeley's manager realizing that a married soubrette is subject to discount as
a drawing card, proposed to dismiss her
or reduce her salary. Miss Keeley's
father, indignant that his daughter
should think of marriage without his formal consent, hot-footed from California
on purpose to make a rescue. And a
young lady in far off Kansas City wept
bitter tears at what appeared to be her
lover's faithlessness, and proceeded to
lay the foundation for a breach of promise action. And yet there are some
who say that no one takes notice of what
the papers say!
* *   *
Kelly, the Portland Telegram man,
tries his prentice hand at "Theatrical
Notes" thuswise: "The Eussian Army"
is making a long run. . . . "Held by
the Enemy," with a Muscovite cast, is
being revived. . . . "In the Midst
of Alarms" in being dramatized by war
correspondents. . . . "Through t'he
Lines," in which Viceroy Alexieff is
starred, is on for a few weeks. . . .
"Vitch is A itch?" the new Eussian
problem play, has set people talking. .
. . "Chrysanthemum and Caviare," a
comical mixture, is receiving attention
from the critics. . . . "Of Course You
Can Never Be Like TJs," from the Belle
of New York," is quite popular in the
Japanese teahouses and is being sung in
the camp. ... A person close to
Czar Nicholas is authority for the statement that the Czar contends that there
are not enough exits from fhe theatre of
war. . . . "Mars," with a strong
support, will be featured for a few
months. Already his press agent has
planted many columns of stories in the
papers. . . "Remember the Mine"
is being billed at Port Arthur.
* *   *
The Edison theatre has added a star
singer to its card for the coming week,
in the person of Sig. Arturo Salvini, for
some time past resident in Vancouver
and ranking as t'he leading tenor and
vocal instructor of the Terminal City.
Sig. Salvini was at one time principal
tenor of the Eoyal Italian and the Carl
Rosa opera companies. He is an artist
in the best sense of the much abused
term. Trask and Murray are also
featured in refined comedy; Walter
Kellogg sings the illustrated song, "The
Cities of Sighs and Tears"; the McShaf-
freys, the musical gipsies, are on the
roster; and the moving pictures are new
and interesting.
* *   *
Mr. Emil Anker-miller writes me from
Boston fluusly in regard to the plans and
plays of his star, Mr. Nat C. Goodwin;
"I will lot you be the first in the newspaper world to spring the fact that Mr.
Goodwin, sailing for Europe on the 10th,
goes direct to London to meet Haddon
Chambers and rend the play that that
celebrated English writer has written
for the little red-headed star. I think
it mil be the vehicle he will use when
next we strike your end of the world.
He has also another play in contemplation by Kostand, the fellow who wrote
Cyrano, which he will add to his repertoire."
* *   *
Mr ^rthur H. Scaife, formerly of this
city, has just completed the libretto of
a comic opera in London. Mr. Scaife
is a graceful writer of lyrics and of
witty dialogue, and there is reason to
believe that any more ambitious dramatic
work on his part will have quality to
commend it.
* *   *
Mr. Robert Dowswell, formerly proprietor of the Lelaud Hotel in Vancouver, has blossomed into a theatrical magnate. He is the owner of "Moloney's
Wedding," now on tour with Alien
Doone (otherwise known as Eddie Allen, a former cycle racing star well
known here) and Edna Keeley as the
featured members of the cast.
* *   #
P. Sass, of Vancouver, who works
under the nom de plume of "Carle Thor-
wis," has recently completed a neat
musical sketch entitled "John and
Eileen." He is doing some clever writing for the high class vnudevillisls.
»   *   *
Pauline Johnson, the Indian poetess
and elocutionist, is touring the Koot-
enays. Walter MacRae is this vear supporting her.
YMIR correspondents are deluging the
Rossland and Nelson press with letters
indignantly taking to task the government inspector of offices, Mr. Goepel, for
having stated very mildly that the Ymir
hospital authorities have misinterpreted
the Hospital Aid Act in order to get
large sums of money from tho public
treasury to which they were not entitled. Mr. Goepel put the matter in such
polite form ns to show him a truly Ohes-
terfieldian apologist for ugly' facts.
There are others who would have been
so rude as simply to advise that the Attorney-General should get busy in initiating criminal proceedings for fraud
against the Ymir hospital authorities.
(Continued from page 1.)
at a little water hole in washiL0 ediole
grass roots, a pile of the cleaned roots,
neatly made, resting at one side of the
hole. No further meeting with the wild
| man fell to the cruiser's lot, although he
| heard at intervals his curious cries, as
he sat all night by a roaring fire and
wa'ted for any sequel to the adventure
—his rifle across his knees.
There isn't any conclusive and satisfactory explanation. Mr. King has
brought the matter up time and again in
his talks with Indians whose confidence
he enjoys. Bit by bit he has patched
together their theory and tribal tradition, by which it appears that they
credit the coining of the original wild
man to the days of the Spanish occupation of certain of the West Coast ports.
At one of -these, Nootka, it is alleged
an immense hairy creature, either baboon
or ape, escaped from one of the ships,
and after terrorizing the aboriginal inhabitants, proceeded to make himself at
home in the forest. Thence he is alleged to have issued upon one occasion
and seized an Indian girl, with whom
he set up housekeeping. Tlie wild man
seen by Mr. King is believed by the Indians to have been the offspring.
As to whether this could be possible,
the scientific authorities appear to differ. Mr. King does not often tell the
story of his adventure, since the majority are apt to ventilate sarcastic observations that grow tiresome. He is in
earnest, however, and any timberman on
the North Pacific coast will attest his
reliability. Nor is a man who has spent
three-quarters of his life in the primeval
solitudes, never tastes liquor, and has
few superiors as a woodsman, apt to see
things in the woods not actually existent.
S. 0. E. B. S.
Lodges Pride of the Island and
Alexandra, held a most successful
church parade on Sunday last in perfect weather. An invitation had been
extended to the Daughters of England, the local Orangemen and the
S. 0. E. juveniles, who mustered in
good force. The parade left the A.
0. U. W. hall on time, headed by the
Royal Engineers' band and the Lodge
flag, for St. Saxiour's Church, Victoria West. The service was very
hearty and the sermon particularly
instructive was preached by the Rev.
W. is. Barber. Altogether the S. 0.
E.'s are to be highly congratulated
on the success of the parade, which
seemed a fitting' opening to Victoria's
celebration of 1904
An appetizer, relish and stimul
ant—Price's Gold Medal Brand-
A Young Canadian Girl Left a Widow
At the Age of Twenty-four.
The Marquis of Donegal is dead.
He was eighty-two years old at his
decease, which occurred on May 15th.
Two years ago the late peer married
Miss Violet Twining, of Fredericton,
N.B. She was then twenty-two. Last
October she bore him a son, who is
heir to the title and estates. Their
wedding was quite a social sensation
owing to the age of the groom and
the youth of the almost unknown
bride. The Marchioness of Donegal
is of old U. E. Loyalist stock, as
will be understood by old New Bruns-
wickers when it is mentioned that she
descended from the Wilmots and
The Marquis met his future bride
at the Isthmean Club, being introduced by Col. A. J. Gordon-Kane, in
whom Victorians will recognize a
one-time resident of this city.
Whether the gallant Colonel did the
wooing for the elderly Marquis is not
stated, but he did make all the necessary arrangements for the ceremony
and was one of the witnesses thereat.
The brother of the Marquis, who had
pretty good reason to think himself
sure of the peerage, the Marquis having already been twice married without issue, opposed the match in every
way, but to no purpose, for in order
to head off all chance of failure the
pair were very promptly united
after the impatient groom asked for
the lady's hand. When the heir was
born there was another sensation in
Court circles, but the twenty-four-
year-old Canadian Marchioness and
her baby boy hold securely against
all comers a title which dates back
Hire hundred years, with flue estates
three hundred years, with fine estates
both in England and Ireland.
10c     a-3° t0 I)All V i-ls    °
Mm. I flaiinees ioc. all over.
Management of
WEEK OF MAY  30th.
The DeGaroes.
Harry DeLane.
The Kmpire Trio.
The Great Zoyarras.
Signer Juan Peralto
'The Passion Flower' Illustrated
New Moving Pictures.
6-Bld ACTS-6
Johnson Street
Scats 1 Go where the. crowd g«es
7000 teet of 4-inch Hose.
5000 New Shoe Blacking Tins.
25 Sewing Machines,  from $si to $8
each.   All in good sewing order.    *
8 Store St.,    Next to E. & N. Station
Buy Your Groceries
Quality and Value may be relied upon.
L'D. L'Y.
Iron, Steel,
Mill and Mining
Supplies a
We recommend our Ceylon Teas at iiOc
40c and 50c.   They are the best.
Hillside Avenue and First St.
It is in order to once more congratulate the people of Victoria upon
the very orderly conduct which marked the holidays. No finer instance of
public self-restraint can be seen anywhere than in this city on holidays.
We have a police force, but there
never seems to be anything for them
to do, and the manner in which the
throngs oi people are permitted to
keep themselves in order is really
one of the reasons why such excellent order is maintained. The inactivity of the police is only on the
surface. Splendid work is done in a
quiet way, hot the least valuable
part of it consisting of the exclusion from the city of the criminal
element. The man who would disturb a Victoria holiday by rowdyism would be regarded as a pariah.
This shows the force of public opin-
A week or two ago, Mr. W. A.
Ward, addressing the Council of the
Board of Trade, said he had been informed by some Mexicans that the
people of that country had no desire
to have anything to do with the
United States. Confirmatory of this
is a statement, published in the Post-
Intelligencer, made by John Davis, a
well known real estate man of Seattle, who has just returned from a
trip to South and Central America,
He says that the opportunities for
business in the Southern republic are
very great, but the people will have
nothing whatever to do with people
from the United States. Englishmen are very welcome, and so for
that matter are Europeans generally.
While this feeling exists it would be
wise for Canada to seek to extend
her commercial relations with these
Southern countries.
Shirts and Overalls
Wholesale Merchants and
Established 1863.       Incorporated 1902.
Woodmen of the World.
Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays. Assessments are
due and payable on the first day of tlie mouth.
Members must notify clerk of change of occupation and location.
Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A. O. U. W,, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m.
Thos. I.e Meiseurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
K. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, iqi Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. 12 F, O. H. meets every
Wednesday evening in Fugle Hall, Adelphi
Mock, at 8:30 p. m. Sojuuia Bg brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, W, President; Frank
T.eRoy, W. Secretary.
ourt Northern  Light, No. 593S.
a. e. f.
Meets 2nd and 4U1 Wednesday iu each month
ill K, of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton,
It looks very much as though tho
playing days of Cullin, Belfry and a
number of tlie lacrosse stand-bys were
near their etui. Cullin's sight has failed
him faster than his playing skill. The
veterans have earned a rest upon their
Knights of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cor.
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at 8
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always wel 0 ome
J.H. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.&S.
Box ^44.
Juvenile Ancient Order of Foresters
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday Iu each month
at K. nf p. Hall. Adult Foresters are aiways
welcome. S. I, Redgrave, President; j. H.
Mansell, Secretary.
eourt Vancouver, No. 57SS, H. O. P.,
Meets 1st nnd 3rd Mondays K. oj P. Hall, cor
'andora and Douglas Sts.   Visiting Brothers are
cordially invited.
Sidney Wilson, Secretary
S.O. E.B. S.
The intrusion upon the course nuisance
was worse at the regatta this year than
in some summers past. A fairly clear
way was kept for the naval events, bill
tho amateurs were allowed to take
chances, and tho result was that the
senior four contest between tho Hays and
the University of Washington, was utterly spoiled. Tho incident was a disgrace to Victoria.
All members of the SouBof Bngla ml Benevo
cut Society of Alexandra and Pride of the lslnn
Lodges nre requested to bent the A.O U W hal
on Sunday next nt 1.45 pin. topnrndetoSt
Saviour's church, Victoria West.
Service nt 3 pm. A military band will be in
All visiting Brothers arc respectfully invited
lo join the pnrude. 8
The Realm
of Sports
matches.   Go to their practices and
get a line on the promising youngsters.  If you are an old player, make
it a point to show them your tricks
and bring them along with the experience you have gained. Don't keep
Lacrosse Reverse Teaches a Lesson your lacrosse knowledge to yourself,
in Time—Fishing Excellent at     jealously afraid that the junior may
Cowichan Lake and River.      ! outclass you if you coach him. You've
  ; got to drop out sometime.   And it's
Out of the book of disappointment the rising generation that makes the
and humiliation, written at the Cale- players,
donia grounds on Tuesday morning; •   •   •
last, let Victoria's lacrosse players | Mr. S. Perry Mills, K. C, who has
and lacrosse admirers learn wisdom, just returned from a four days' fish-
It is not well to be over-confident, ing excursion up the Cowichan River,
upon a defective foundation. Guess- deposes and saith as follows, to wit:
work and luck do not win matches.! " On Sunday, the 8th inst, I went up
And a team may be ever so good as j to find out the prospects for fishing
to individual players and shine only: and found the river much too high, a
with the borrowed light of the lob- j great deal of snow water coming
ster when it comes to putting up a down. I assumed that by this week
match. It's the working together, the water would be lower, but was
the perfection of team acquaintance, much disappointed to find no change,
that counts. Victoria has as good Doubtless the sunny weather lately
individual players as Vancouver—, is responsible for this. Last Satur-
some of them. But they haven't I day my son Leonard and myself went
been introduced to one another long up to Duncan, met Major Macfar-
enough to have acquired friendly fa- lane and his son at Cobble Hill, and
railiarity and trusting confidence.! drove with them to Sahtlam, a dis-
Vancouver's men work together all tance of about twenty miles. It be-
the time. And they have much more ing dark when we arrived and there-
elastic in them than Victoria's. They j fore too late to camp, we put up at
are reaping the reward of encour-1 Autchenie. In the morning we went
aging their juniors. It's the only [ on to Ben Alekt, five miles farther
way to build up lacrosse solidly, up the river, and tried opposite Dr.
Westminster has proved it. Vancou- Davie's well known pool. There we
ver is proving it. The town that j caught some fine trout weighing from
wants to produce a champion lacrosse | three to four pounds each, but we
were unable to fish the pool, as Ave
had no means of crossing the river.
On Monday morning we returned
down the river and got on to the
main road to Cowichan Lake, going
as far as Lentz. The road to this
have the ambition to j place is in very bad condition, mak-
the    confidence shown. ing driving very difficult.   A large
team shows true appreciation of the
way to go about it when it gives every chance to the youngsters—patronizes their games—enthuses with
them—gives them places on the senior team whenever these become vacant. They
make good
them, and will keep improving. Send-, body of water was coming over the
ing away for Eastern players means I falls at Lentz. This is one of the
the accumulation of has beens. They j prettiest bits of scenery on the river,
are either at the turn or going down, j very few other spots on the Island
These imported players would" not be j comparing with it in grandeur and
sought for had they not already won j picturesqueness of setting. Kodak
their spurs. As a general thing they; pictures of this point were taken by
have been playing" four or five sea- j a military party whom we found
sons to make their reputations. Then j here. We were unable to take any
just about the time that they must j salmon either here or at any of the
be getting passe, they are inveigled ' other points fished, but we secured a
to the West with secured situations,, number of fine trout. Shortly after
and expected to bring triumphs to j our arrival Mr. Babcock, the fisheries
the colors. Sometimes they redeem j inspector, Mr. Sanborne of San Fran-
expectations. Usually they do not. [ eisco, and Mr. Choate, a wealthy Eng-
They try to, but they have seen their' lishman, arrived in canoes with • In-
best days.   The percentage of chance  dians under the guidance of Dan Sa
for the best result is infinitely high
er when the policy is adopted of encouraging and promoting the juniors.
Look at Vancouver. It's a youngster
team. They haven't the experience.
They haven't some of the tricks of
the Victoria stars; they haven't the
weight. But they have the springiness of youth, and the ambition. Last
Tuesday they outclassed Victoria in
every department. They uncover
well; they are on the ball all the time.
While a Victorian would relapse into
dreaming, his work over for the time
being so soon as he had disposed of
the ball, the Vancouverite kept going.
Running passing they were weak on.
But Victoria was even weaker. The
visitors were sure catches, accurate
voy of Cowichan. These gentlemen
reported excellent fishing from their
canoes both on the lake and in the
river. When they had camped, Mr.
Babcock invited all the other campers to dine with his party, which they
did, plenty of trout and other luxuries being provided and a most
pleasant time was spent. Tuesday
morning there was a frost, everything being clothed in hoary
whiteness. Mr. Babcock and party
proceeded down the river, while we
turned our faces homeward. At
Holmes Creek we stopped to drink
the health of the King and sang the
National Anthem, not forgetting the
memory of her late majesty. Farther on we visited Mr. John Evans,
shots, energetic checks.   But over all, M.P.P., the member   for   Cowichan,
and above all, they were working all' who insisted on our taking lunch with
the time, and playing on the ball per- him.   The water is much too high in
sistently.     Cattinaugh   and   Dewar the river for good fishing.   In three
played   good  lacrosse   for  Victoria or   four   wee1{s Jt snould be about
spasmodically.   Williams    did some  right.   We used a spoon some of the
neat stick-handling once in a while.  time-   March Brown> Jock Scot and
But the team as a whole was clumsy,  Silver Doctor were the flies that were
fumbling,    slow  as cold    molasses,  taken most readily.   I should advise
"Progress" doesn't for  a moment  anyone contemplating a trip to post-
agree with the often heard opinion  P0™ it for a few weeks, as they can
that the loss of the opening match  do little yet without a canoe.    The
will "kill lacrosse for this season so  better way, if going now, would he to
far as Victoria is concerned." There 1 go to the lake and come down the
is nothing to fairly justify such a river in a canoe." ^
conclusion.   It should be the other
way.   Victoria has to redeem her reputation.    Fortunately the very first
engagement of the season disclosed
the exact state of affairs and how |
to remedy them.   There is time  to |
get a team into championship form ^ be      & 8portstnan
and win the series .And it is up to ^ ^    .^   fte    ^^
lacrosse lovers to stand together and la, 1     n. „ „;„      tt„
,       ,,   , ,,     ,        ..      . , .      ..,„ I where to fish    and   otherwise.    He
show that they have the right mettle „      ,,
...    n J  t li.   i.   •       * u makes one verv comfortable, as can
to do it.   Cut out the basing of hopes •'       , ',
."■, T„ , bo attested hv a number of fishermen
on importations.   If    a   good man • ,    _.,,
', , ,, who put up there on the 24th.
comes here and proves on the prac-!        ' ,   »   «
tice field that he is worthy of a place !    ^ ^^ ^ r|n)i  ,,ns  ^
on the team, put him on.   But build, fr)I.mo^ nt Cmnbrook, with His Honor
honorary presidents, Mr. and Mrs. F. 0.
Malpass as honorary vice-presidents,
Mr. G. T. Rogers as president, and Mr.
J. A. Motherwell as captain, the secretary-treasurer being Mr. R. T. Bryni-
ner. A course has already been laid
out, Oranbrook having excellent natural
facilities for first class links.
*   *   *
The New Westminster Columbian insists that the Royal City laorossists are
in earnest in their threat of withdrawal
from the league unless they can have
everything their own way, and says they
"will stand up for    their    rights."    It
wouldn't injure sport materially if they
should.   Tlie Wesrminsterites during recent years have shown themselves the
most narrow-gauge sports in the West.
They expect to be petted and praised for
whatever  they do, and to   be   exempt
from all criticism  under    all    circumstances.    The Vancouver World a season or so ago showed up—in the true interests of clean sport—the croukedness
of the Montreal Shamrocks in "fixing"
exhibition  matches at  Westminster on
a financial basis.    Instead of applauding this decent journalism the Westminsterites endeavored to destroy the paper's
business with a boycott—and the Columbian backed them up to the limit.   The
same thing happened when one of their
players was properly criticized for an
act of brutal rowdyism in one of the
matches.    The Columbian insisted that
if any Westminster player imagined himself aggrieved by anyone in the grandstand, it was the manly thing for him
to forthwith commit   an   assault.   The
whole policy of the Westminsters of late
has been that of a petted and spoilt baby
It's a pity it couldn't be spanked.
* *   *
One learns from the Vancouver papers
that the provincial police there have
made the discovery that parties'having
not the fear of the law before their eyes
have practically cleaned all the trout out
of the Cnpilano, 700 pounds of fish being
taken with gill nets in a single day recently and sold in the city. One cannot
but admire the splendid detective ability
displayed hy the police in making this
discovery. Most probably the Vancouver
Sherlocks have disguised themselves and
read the newspapers. Everyone in Vancouver but the police has known for
years of the persistent netting on tlie
Capilano, which has virtually made an
end of trout fishing on that stream.
* * *
C. II. Sweetser, well known in Vancouver and this city through his identification with kennel affairs, is seeking
to break the will of Mrs. Abbie R.
Dodge, of Jacksonville, Fla. Sweetser
believes himself entitled to about $300,-
000 out of the estate of $800,000 left by
Mrs. Dodge. The basis of action is
unique. Mrs. Dodge was originally Mrs.
Sweetser, but eloped, taking her husband's money. It was employed, he now
alleges, in building up the fortune in
* *    *
Gilbert and Arthur Whalley had an exciting bear hunt behind the New Westminster reservoir last week—or rather
the bear, a female with cubs, begani the
hunt and they concluded it. The bear
succeeded iu killing the Whalley's dog,
and in giving one of the young men a
bad leg wound. Afterwards one bullet
iu the head and another in the throat
from a .303 Marlin placed her out of
* *   *
Word is received from Montreal that
the high powers of the C. P. R. are
agreeable to the turning over of tlie new
golf links near Magee station, on the
Lulu island branch to the Vancouver
Golf Club. The latter will now get
busy placing the grounds in shape. The
links have a third of a mile frontage on
the railway and are a half mile in depth.
Some few stumps require to be removed,
and the laud will then be seeded for
«   »   *
Herbert Whitley, while fishing on the
West Arm at Shawnigan last Wednesday, noticed a small black    bear    cub
ashore, to which, landing, he gave chase.
The   youngster   struck for the timber
whining for mamma.   Upon her appear- j
ance the scene wns changed.    Whitley j
could not remember having lost any cub j
bears and quickly re-embarked.
* *   *
The Vancouver Island Fish and Game
Club is keeping up its excellent work.
It now proposes to improve the fishing
in those waters by placing a considerable
quantity of trout fry in Shawiiigan,
Sooke and Prospect lakes, and the Cowichan and Koksilah rivers. It is hoped
that by giving the nearer lakes new blood
the size of the fish will quickly be improved.
A primary food ior baby chicks up to five weeks old. (Priee 10-pound sack for 50c).
This food is carefully selected, re-cleaned stock, cracked grain, Kaffir corn, millet
grit and hemp.   Free from dust and dirt, and strictly high grade.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates S
and Lawn Tennis
We have the Largest and Best Assorted  Stock  of Fish
Tackle in the city to select from.
Agents for J. and J. Taylor's Safes and Vault Doors.
Agents for Spaulding Bros' Base Balls and Athletic Suppli
Demands a good, reliable, safe and yet cheap Disinfectant. If
study the health of your family and the goodwill of your neighbi
you will use a disinfectant—and a poor one is dear at any price.
We confidently recommend Hydro(cre)sol as the best unii
sal Disinfectant offered the public to-day. It can be put t
thousand and one uses; in the dwelling house, in the baok-y
drains, wood shed, cattle and horse stables, poultryyardsandin
• any place requiring the Cleansing and Purifying Effect <
Disenfectant. It is five t mes stronger than Crude Carbolic A
containing as it does half its weight of Cresylic Acid; and It Mi
Readily With Water'forming a soap solution which Crude (
bolic Acid does not. Horticulturists use it with splendid results,
spraying. Dog Fanciers find it excellent for keeping down fleas
beautifying the coats of their pets. Sold in 25c and 50c bottles,
hy the gallon by
THOMAS SH0TB0LT, Sole Agt. for Victor
9 Johnson St.,E      PIONEER DRUG STORE.
W. H. Adams,
Importer of Fire Arms, Pishing Tacl
Base Ball, Lawn, Tennis, Cricket and G^
eral Sporting Goods, Cutlery, Etc.
Wholesale Druggists,
Victoria and Vancouver, B. C.
I. Henderson, Pres. H. McDowell, Vlce-Pres.|
Wm. Henderson, Sec.-Treas.
Distinctive Shirts.
The highest grade of Imported shirtings, coupled with the best workmanship.
Mark the quality of the spring showing of this house. An exceptionally large var(
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attached or detached, i
:$i.oo TO $3.50
SEA & GOWEN,   Men's Hatters and Haberdashers,
It will well repay one to spend a
' clay or two at the Riverside Hotel,
i Cowichan Lake, from which point
j most excellent fishing can be had,
j both on the river and at the lake.
Mr. F. Green has a number of good
on    the   juniors.    Patronize
their | Judge Forin and Mrs.
S. P. Morley aa
The very latest wrinkle for fair followers of sport is the wearing ot wrist
colors—the ribbons of the favorite club
being brought around the wrist in bracelet fashion, tied with a 'bow, and then
allowed to hang as streamers perhaps
eighteen inches long, It is neater and
move showy than the wearing of badges
or the waving of the colors from little
*   *   *
New Westminster defeated Nelson
at lacrosse in Kaslo on Empire Day,
4 goals to 3. It is to be hoped that
next season Nelson will be in the provincial championship running. It
ought to be.
Castle Blend Ceylon Tei
Is the finest offered in the city at
40 Cents Per Pound
With every 2 pounds you buy we give you 10 pounds 1
Sugar for 20 cents.
We rent tents cheaper than ever; new and second-hand. We
have a large assortment of tents, bags and covers—all grades,
sizes and prices, at the largest and best equipped sail loft and
tent factory in the city.    Established twenty-two years.
125 GOVERNM'T ST., Up-stai
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