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So Furnished Rooms, Bar, etc. All
.,,«       rooms at present occup ed—
" ® CHEAP.    Apply
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
it 40 Government St.
Maryland Casualty Co
Dominion Government Deposit
Surplus and reserve over $3,600,000
Accident, Health and Employers Liability
Policies issued at lowest rates.
R. P. RITHETSCO. Ld.Victoria, B.C.
if*Vol. I.
No. 18.
Price 6 Cents.
| All Progressive People
Use Electric Light.
Why not join this majority and have the best light on the market.   You will find it Brilliant, Convenient, Safe and Economical.
B. C. Electric Railway Co.
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Owners and operators of following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River. Inverness, Skeena River,
I' *      Richmond & Beaver,
Paperhanging and Painting
Is Victoria
Prepared ?
Former Chief Deasy Contributes A
Little Hot Criticism on Fire
Department Affairs.
J. W. Mellor & Co., Ltd., 78 Fort St.
New Papers Just Received.
Home Manufacture.
BRaCKMHN & KER M. CO.. Limited.
Editor Progress:—In reply to your inquiry with reference to the present condition of the Victorin lire department,
permit me to state that any criticism
made by one who resigned, for the reason
that the call system was considered a
menace to the safety of the city, might
be construed as the emanation of a prejudiced mind. It is, therefore, with diffidence that I express my views on a
matter which causes a divergence of
opinion between the chief of the fire department and the secretary of the board
of underwriters. When you state that
the interests of the city demand a reply
from one wlho has always taken an interest in fire fighting, then my duty to
fellow citizens becomes paramount, and
I am compelled to state that Mr. Elliott
gives his side of tlie case too mildly,
and that the published account of tlie
chief of the fire department is, to say
the least, misleading.
When a public official places before
the public a statement that there are
two steam fire engines in service in the
fire department, and one in reserve, he
means that two engines are ready at a
moment's notice to respond to an alarm
of firo. and that one engine is on hand
for emergencies. When Chief Watson
took charge he had two steam fire engines, two drivers, nnd two teams of
horses for the same. He disposed of the
horses and discharged the driver of one
of the engines. How he can make the
statement that he has two steam fire
engines in service I cannot understand.
Further: It is stated that tllie fire department is in possession of 8,000 feet
lack of funds the firemen stood a reduction, without protest, and it is in the
interest of the city that the men who
work day and night, Sunday and Monday, to protect life and property should
receive proper remuneration.
The call men are different. Their livelihood does not depend on their salary.
They are not compelled to attend fires,
and can take their time answering roll
call. Under existing circumstances they
can have their residences where they
please. Some of tlieni hnve homes miles
from any fire hall. They work and go
where they please, and, as the foremen
or captain are call men also, they may
not be over-anxious in having their coworkers fined and can delay the roll call
until they arrive at tllie lire hall.
As 1 stated before, and repeat now,
it is a farce to have call firemen. Witli
a fire alarm system, horses, drivers and
First Port
And Last.
Victoria Takes the Proper Place in
New Canada-Mexico Line.
It affords "Progress" considerable satisfaction to announce that the arrangements for the establishment of a Mexican-Canadian direct steamship line, assisted with liberal subsidies from both
interested governments, are now so far
advanced that the assurance is given
from Ottawa that the service will very
shortly be inaugurated. The final negotiations were conducted at the federal
capital this week, between Sir Richard
every means to respond to an alarm of Cartwright, Minister of Trade and Com-
fire the presence of men, drilled, and morco for Canada, and Senor Santiago
ready for an emergency, should commend Mendez and Senor P. Mendnrais, sent
itself to everyone. The cry has been j north by the government of Mexico for
cost. Permit, me to go further into this' consultation wit'h the first party to tho
matter and state that the additional cost; contract. Mexico promised to expend
would not total $2,500 annually. Should dollar for dollar with the Daminion in
the insurance companies decide to raise festering the new avenue of reciprocal
their rates this sum would be a mere i international trade, and nt tho same time
bagatelle, and a full-paid fire department I arrangements were made for penny post-
might even mean a reduction in rates, as; age between the two countries, and an
the recent improvement in the fire de- j exchange of regulnT trade reports.
partments of Portland and Vancouver ; "Progress" having started the ball rolling
was met in tJint way. The insurance j in this city, impressing upon the corn-
companies are not in the business for nihility the fact that since Victorians
pastime. They watch every fire, and tlie j were the initiators of the idea, this city
cities have their rates raised, or reduced,: should enjoy the chief trade advantages
according to the amount of losses, as : accruing, the daily newspapers were suf-
was seen in Toronto and other places. ; ficieutly patriotic tn fall in line with
In conclusion, Mr. Editor, permit me I "Progress." and the Board of Trade took
to request the citizens to take more in-: precisely such action as was advised.
forest in the affairs that concern them.; As a result—the representations in this
A great many run away with the idea i regard having been promptly wired' to
that their duty is done when they cast, Ottawa—it is promised that' Victoria will
a ballot at the beginning of a year and bo the first and lnst northern port of
elect' a mayor and nine aldermen. The, call for vessels of the new line, sailing
gentlemen they elect nre placed in charge, monthly until the development of a trade
of the work of governing the city; buti sufficient to justify yet more frequent
they are business men who devote their sailings. In connection with tho completing to the general public nnd mny not i tion of the negotiations nt Ottawa for
be more conversant with the details of the new line, a press dispatch from tho
of fire hose, in good condition.    How, any branch of civic government than the  CnW*^ s^'-
P. R WOW Ltd.
\%eal Estate & Financial Agent
.   Agent British America Assurance Co.
(for Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
Phone 56
I P. O Box 428.
Good Building Lots fronting on
North and South Pandora Street,
In Blocks 24, 25, 26 and 27. Prices for prompt sale $350 to $450.
Terms, 10 per cent, cash; balance,
deferred payments. Apply to
35 Yates Ttreet.
. . ,l.m.„ m Woman with wife or husband, babies or grown sons or daughters,
0nll£ffiJtiS^™&nfary<>™B «>e« and maidens with sweethearts or, good
sons »8» of both sexes who hnve loved ones whose presence is a joyful
con'nanlonlhip and who would like a speaking, life-size portrait to adorn the draw-
iiic room or private boudoir.
Aid von ever stop to think how art has been assisted by the progress 0  methods
Did you e\er stop     i portrait of satisfactory size, finish
'HftStaHe exceSce could only be pressed by the rich-for artists of the brush are
few, and exceptional talent is worthy of Us hire.
Kow the camera
and its allied accessories make it possible for everyone to own
^"^asure artistic portraits of their near and dear ones. The culminating
and tre»5"rif »hotoaraphle art is the new process photo.enlarge.
mentsm sepif tmt$""ckand white-such as EYRES, the photographer.
isnowofferiug ° •• photographic art of the higher plane.
There is nothing ""«'" l   canrbe got by lending to the big cities for en-
Noth nfrflneHft PO«rf»f peh^0°"pB„!? j,5, „by ,o inch size on 14 by 18 inch
Eyres' Photographic Studio is at 76 \ates street. .
does anyone know whether hose is in
good condition unless the hose is tested
to stand tlie strain that might be placed
on it alt fires? The usual way to test
hose, before the present, chief took office,
was to place a gauge on one end of the
line of hose and ascertain whether tlie
whole line of hose would stand from
f,! 150 to 200 pounds pressure to the square
% i inch. The present manner of testing
hose is to place the open end of the line
of hose in a sewer and take the pressure
at the engine. A large quantity of the
fire hose has been in use for years, and
leaving cotton hose out in the wentfher,
for weeks, is not conducive to the requirements of this adjunct of the fire department.
T am sure that there is not hose enough
to work at an ordinary fire, that can be
depended  on.
The rules and regulations governing
the firemen are a by-word amongst the
men. They are simply ignored aud
overlooked. 1 have no reason to find
fault with the call men individually—
a good call fireman is worth more than
he receives from the city; but the call
system is a farce, and was only installed, as an experiement, twenty years
ago when the volunteers declined further
service ns such. It is all very well for
our people to say that we never had any
serious fires. I imagine the people of
Baltimore, Toronto and Fernie thought
so too; but the record for this year
should be a warning. Wo have had
disasters and all of them might have been
avoided; but carelessness and hiding
things from the public caused the loss of
many lives and much valuable property.
If tho people on the outside only
glance nt the (ire alarm boxes and
hydrants that are to be seen on the street
corners they will have reason to wonder
whether all other parts of the equipment
of the fire department nre in a similar
I believe the permanent firemen, or, nt
least a large majority of them, do their
work to the best of their ability and thnt
they are underpaid. The permanent
fireman is all the city has fo rely on.
With what be has, and what it is. he
does bis best. Night nnd day he is ready
to risk his life and health, nnd deserves
more recognition thnn any other workman. Many years ago the drivers and
onsinners received $10 each per month
more thnn they receive to-dny.  Through
average citizen. Let your readers sec
for themselves where they stand, and n
little interest will show whether those
in office are doing their duty, or letting
things run along until another disaster
Canadian Pacific Company Makes First
Buy of City Land in Vicinity of
Projected Hotel.
During tlie present week the officials
of the 'Canadian Pacific Railway Company have given a practical demonstration of their intention to make the surroundings of the palatial new tourisjhotel which they are to erect on the once
execrated James Bay flat's all that they
should be, by acquiring by purchase
from Mr. W. J. Pendray the first item
in the land fronting on Humboldt street
and now decorated with as miscellaneous
a collection of disfiguring structures as
one can well imagine. The Pendray
property ,and that' of tlie Messrs. Wciler
Brothers, make the singulnr exceptions.
Very little hns been said publicly of the
negotiations for the purchnsc of the
Humboldt street land from Government
street to the Reformed Episcopal church,
all of which it is understood to be the
railway company's determination to possess. This is not to be wondered nt perhaps. It was at the suggestion of Mayor
Barnard, it is understood, that the Pendray property wns bought, at a figure
somewhere near $73,000, the city conceding a smail strip of land, in order that
the new hotel building may be erected
in the centre of one of the finest' squares
in nil the west.
The privy council have .practicnlly
agreed on the terms of the subsidies to
be paid to the steamship lines to be established on the Pacific and Atlantic.
.Tho Mexican congress has already voted
.$50,000, and will vote more, if necessary.
Canada1 will do the same. Tenders will at
once be called for nnd it. is probable fhe
two lines will bo established before the
end of this year. There will probably be
monthly trips between British Columbia
ports and four or five ports in Mexico.
A great deal, however, will depend' upon
tho activity of the business men- of tlie
coast in taking advantage of this opportunity for trade. Railway tics, lumber,
coal and fish can bo sold in large quantities in Mexico, if the prices nre right.
Senor Mendez leaves to-morrow for Sf.
Louis, where he represents his government, but may return to Ottawa again.
Senator Templeman is endeavoring to
get the delegates to return home via the
Pacific const."
Songhees Reserve Committee Has Sympathy of Local Government.
The city ought to pmrchnse a block of
land in tlie neighborhood of the Gorge
before it is too late, and improve it with
walks, seats, flowers, landing places, nnd
so on. Curtis' Point is gone, more's
the pity. Then we hope by nnd by to
ii.ovn ii'f'ii. portion of the Indian Reserve
which lies nbove Point: ElJice bridge 0011-
wiife'd into 0 park, Those things will
add vastly to tlie attractiveness of the
Tf 'you   want tlie   Rest   in   Preserves, try Price's Purity Brand,
The Songhees reserve committee,
Messrs. Stewart. Kinsman, Oddy, Han-
na, Kinghnm and Lugrin, Messrs. Paterson and Helmckon being unavoidably
absent, waited upon the government on
Wednesday lnst, the Mayor and Secretary Elworthy, of the Roard of Trad'.'.
accompanying them. Hon. Messrs. Mo-
Rridc, Green. Tnrlow and Wilson were
present. Mr. Lugrin, chairman of the
committee, introduced the subject, nnd
all the members of the committee as well
as the ministers took part in fhe informal
discussion which followed. The Premier
expressed his readiness to meet the views
of the committee insofnr n« he could,
and the result of the conference was
flint the committee will be furnished
with n copy of nil important correspondence on the subject, after which they
will present their views to the government in writing. This step is preliminary to the opening of oorresnoiidence
with the federal government.
We ash you to try Price's Pure
Foods.  They are Absolutely Pure.
Eyres for Enlargements.
Entire Stock To Be Sold.
"        20 per cent, off all New Spring Suits, Pants and Overcoats.
Last Season's Goods, Half Price.
b. wn.un.ns & eo. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1904
Are You Going Noith?
You can insure your
life on any plan without extra premium
District Agents.
Terse Tales
of the Town
Odds and Ends of Interest in Victoria and Its Suburbs.
Motorman Oomm'acher, of the B. C.
Electric Railway has invented a very
convenient motorman's seat, which
it is possible will be adopted generally
on the company's oars. It is made with
a long support hinged to the floor in
front of the standing place of the motor-
man. To this a second piece of wood
is hinged which spreads back and acta
as a support to the first piece, on the
top end of which a round seat is attached. The second support has a sharp
piece of iron, which keeps it from slipping and thus letting the seat down.
As the whole is hinged it turns up out
of the way entirely. The company has
for some time been experimenting with
seats for motormen, but so far any samples received from the east and elsewhere were not found satisfactory. This
invention of one of the company's employees has practicability to recommend
it. Tho first seat of the kind to be used
seems to work well. The B.C.Electric
Company seems peculiarly fortunate in
the possessiou of extra-intelligent employees, as is evidenced in 'the fact that
half a dozen useful and practical inventions in connection with the tramcar
business stand to their credit—tlie automatic switch, the revolving street indicator and the Watson fender being familiar examples.
Messrs. Munsie, Sayward and Turpel,
representing the Victoria lumber interests, were present by invitation at a
meeting of the Council of the Board of
Trade yesterday morning to suggest a
line of action that the Board could take
to relieve the lumbermen from the disadvantages they are under in competiug
with United States millmen in the
Northwest. The case was very strongly
presented by Mr. Sayward, and there
was a general discussion. The conclusion arrived at was to endorse the suggestion of the New Westminster Board
of Trade that a delegation shall be sent
to Ottawa to press the requests j
About the acme of eugenuity in cruelty
is n device invented, but scarcely patented, by a Victoria tinsmith resident near
Cedar Hill, to facilitate the weaning of
young calves. A working model of the
instrument of torture, now in possession
of President A. J. Dallain, of the S. P.
C. A., shows it to consist chiefly of
needle-sharp spikes for the irritation of
the mother cow, the calf wearing the
apparatus on a rod driven through its
nostrils. It is nto yet decided whether
or not the inventor will be prosecuted
for his systematized cruelty.
A pretty innovation which deserves to
be followed by other schools was made
by the Victoria West school on Tuesday,
when the entire primary class and their
teacher went picking wild violets—-and
incidentally learning more botany to be
understood and remembered than could
have been gained from books alone in a
month of Sundays.
It is understood that a new work of
fiction by Col. Andrew C. P. Haggard—
brother of II. Rider Haggard—who
some years ago spent several weeks in
this city, will shortly make its appearance. All of Col. Haggard's stories have
individuality, charm and interest. The
new one should prove particularly alluring to Victorians for reasons which will
at once become apparent upon perusal.
The Bishop of Columbia has sufficiently recovered from his recent serious
indisposition to be about again, and will
assist in Sunday's srvices. Rev. Canon
Beanlands is now expected back from
the Old Country almost at any time.
Up to-the hour of going to press, the
waiting hackmen have not had their
souls made glad by the declaration of a
dividend to wipe out the last election
score of the Conservative committe'e.
And there are others in business locally
who also evince no fear of ghosts, if
only tthey could be prevailed upon to
promenade. The explanation of the de-
ilay in settlement with the hackmen is
that they have refused to take what has
been offered them. They for tfhedr part
declare that a 'bargain was made nt $15
per carriage, and they do not see why
it should not be adhered to, especially
since workers on the other side were engaged at the same figure—and got it.
As the delays complained of are subjecting a number of hard working men
to no little inconvenience and embarrassment, it is to be hoped an early settlement will be brought about. The waiting creditors can be found at any time.
Their place of business is on Yates street
near Government.
"Owing to a shooting accident some
time ago in which his arm was badly
shattered, J. R. Phillips has been unable
to follow his usual occupation as a
monumental sculptor. His father, Joseph
Phillips, after the disabling accident, installed an air compressor and set his son
up with a pneumatic tool for working
the chisel. With this tool strapped to
one wrist, and the chisel guided1 with the
other hand, he is able to do much more
and finer work than he wns ever before
able to accomplish. It is simply wonderful to see the art decorations grow
under his hand, first the rough outline,
then the detail. It is well worth a call
at Phillips' Monumental Works to
watch the work progress.
An important public meeting is arranged for Thursday evening next nt
Victoria West, to discuss and take some
action upon two new nnd patent examples of injustice of which the western
suburb bears the burden. The first of
these is in connection with the location
of the promised septic tanks. The other
is in relation to school affairs. Acting
on the parrot's celebrated advice: "One
thing nt a time, gentlemen," Craig-
flowcr road controversies on this occasion will be barred. It is hoped that all
progressive, wideawake residents of Victoria West will turn out to support the
efforts in the district's behalf.
The dust nuisance on Esquimalt rood
is becoming a very active grievance of
residents and of travellers on that popular thoroughfare. As this is in Victoria
West, it will probably remain unabated.
Mr. D. R. Harris, C.E., is leaving today for the north, being oue of the engineers chosen by Mr. W. F. King to
look after Canadian interests in the
marking of tlie new British Columbia-
Alaska boundary line. The several
surveyors are to meet Mr. King for consultation and instructions, at Vancouver.
This neighborhood is going to be a
wonderful place for wild strawberries
iu the course of a year or two. Not long
ago the blossoms along the roadside were
few and far between; now they are
Japan Preparing for Recovery of a Lost
Island to Her Flag.
Increasing hardships and very real
distress are tiie portion of the unfortunate foreigners who elected to remain in
the vicinity of Vladivostock, according
to Mr. P. Crompton of that Siberian
city, who -was among the passengers by
the recently arrived Empress of India.
As has been previously told, all foreigners were requested to leave, at the
outbreak of war, unless thoroughly well
provisioned. Quite a number, including
numerous Japanese, remained rather
than sacrifice their business interests,
but quickly learned that their proven
possession of sufficient supplies to meet
the governmental requirement was but
regarded as nn invitation to the unscrupulous Russian troops to plunder
them wantonly. Virtually all the Japanese with many others were forced to
flee to Habarovsk, the manager of the
Rnsso-Ohinese Bank of Vladivostock
leading the exodus.
There the little colony of refugees is
said to be facing slow starvation, such
food supplies as are available being held
for military uses and only securable by
civilians at fabulous prices. The Habarovsk unfortunates have recently sent
representations of their condition to the
Japanese and the British consular representatives, with requests for immediate
aid, which it is hoped to get to them in
some way—-although how is a most perplexing problem.
Less acute but nevertheless anxiety-
exciting conditions prevail at Saghalien,
where the convict-recruited forces are
requisitioning all food supplies, and sickness as well as hunger is making sad inroads into the Japanese and foreign
colonies. To succor the Saghalien folk
a British steamer was to have been dispatched from Japan last week. The
greater number of the 700 Japanese
fishermen who wintered on the island
had gone some time ago to Wakanai,
whence the steamer was to take them to
The Japanese meanwhile ore quietly
perfecting plans for a sudden and early
descent upon the island so soon as the
ice melts, it being regarded as unwise to
leave the Ainus—in reality kinsfolk of
the Japanese and natural subjects of the
flag—a single day longer than necessary
under Russian government and control.
Japan also has not forgotten that she
was robbed of Saghalien by Russia, and
aims to make a most popular stroke oy
restoring tlie island—which she is just
ns anxious to possess as any of the
southern islands in her chain—to the
flag as quickly as possible.
Just what body of Japanese troops
will be detached for the restoration of
the Rising Sun flag in Saghalien, is not
yet known outside the hermetically silent
officialdom of Japan, but the invasion
of the island will be watched with especial interest, it being a moot point
whether the political exiles who have
recently been converted into Russian soldiers there, will forego their grievances
for love of Russia, or desert their fatherland of cruelty and injustice to join her
The Colonist has terminated its arrangement for simultaneous publication
of the London Times and New York
Herald despatches from the front.
It is the intention of the Tourist Association to make the experiment of providing glass bottomed boats—similar to
those in use at Catalina Island1—as an
attraction to visitors at Oak Bay.
Wednesday evening after electing
officers for the coming year tho employees of the B. C. Electric Railway
Company sat down to a supper which
had been provided by a few of the members. There were a large number present
and a jolly time wns spent. The officers
elect arc: A. T. Goward, president; W.
Gibson, vice-president; W. H. Smith,
secretary; J. G. Battersby, treasurer; T.
N. Corder, W. Armstrong, V. Dempsey,
D. Dewar, managing committee.
% The B. C Funeral Furnishing Co'y f
F, Caselton,
Show rooms and  vF
Parlors 9jjj
52 Government   vp
Street, Victoria, i
iThe largest and hest appointed undertaking establishment in the       ?Jj
j? Chas. Hayward
s4j     President.
$ Orders
dk Attended to
n At any time
VP Day or Night.
T Charges very
vF Reasonable.
Telephone No. 48,305,404 or 594.
Victoria Transfer Company, Ltd.,
Best Equipped Hack and Livery
Stable in the Province**   a* at
AU"Rubber-Tired Hack0 and Finest Livery Turnouts.   Baggage, Furnitun
and Freight Handled at Reasonable Rates and with,Dispatch.
19, 21, 23 Broughton Street.
telephone 129,
CT   TV "^ I rl Wf 1l> I r\ T     We h*™ «V«T mode*!
£L£L 1K1U1 Y-ift*3F «f»
on the market.
Electric Bells, ^Telephones, Annunciators,
Household Fittings, Office Signals, Etc. at
These can all be installed to advantage and will save youjtime and money.
The Hinton Electric Company, Limited
Arrivals by the Empress Bring Horrifying Tale of Butchery.
After "Progress" went to press last
Saturday, the unsecured creditors of the
Lenora held their promised meeting and
ratified and confirmed the revised terms
presented by the liquidator, Mr. Matson.
for the sale of the mine and associated
properties to the new English and Welsh
syndicate, The acceptance was opposed
by the majority of the individuals present, but carried by the preponderance of
represented shares. And it has since
been confirmed by the court.
Lnst evening in St. James' hnll a very
plensing entertainment was given under
the auspices of the James Bay Epworth
Loague. The feature of the evening
wns an amateur presentation of the trial
scene from "The Merchant of Venice,"
the characters being fairly well sustained
and the staging and scenery adequate.
The following wns the cast: "The Duke,"
Mrs. C. Wight; "Antonio." Mr. Fred
Ware; "Bassinio," Mr. Harvey Schroe-
der; "Nerissa," Miss Helen Emery;
"Gratiano," Mr. Tom Gnwley; "Salereo,"
Mr. J. Lewis; "Shylock," Mr. F. Schroe-
der; "Portia," Miss' Bertha Fick. In
addition to this the following ladies and
gentlemen added to the pleasure of the
evening: Miss Kneeshaw, Miss A. Morris, Miss A. Lewis, Mr, H. Boorman
and Mr. H. Kent. Mrs. Mesher wns
unable to take part owing to illness.
Mr. Colby, nn eminent hydraulic engineer, left for Qnntsino Sound Thursday for the Quatsino Power & Tulp Co..
accompanied by Mr. W. F. Best, one of
fhe locnl directors.
Missionary passengers by the Empress
of India, arriving here from Hongkong
this week, bring advices of an atrocious
massacre on the west coast of British
North Borneo. The facts set forth by
one correspondent are: On March 31st
at 10 o'clock at night, a band of 150
rebels from the interior, armed with
guns, parangs, spears and blow-pipes,
swept down upon tihe little colony at
Kawang railway station, midway between Jesselton and Papar. The band
divided into two parties, one of a hundred remaining concealed as a resenre
on the top of a hill, while the other fifty
rushed down upon the settlement,
butchered the inmates of the Chinese
shops, attacked the railway station,
'■.mashed the telephone, and killed the
wife nnd child of the stationmastii', the
hitter saving his life by hiding in the
bush. The band of murderers then
turned their attention to the coolies,
most of them Chinese, killing and
wounding savagely right and left. The
English railway driver was the next victim, n speedy and terrible end coming
to him nnd his wife. The carnage then
became general, males, females, and innocent babes being butchered in the lust
for blood. The houses and huts in the
Kampong were set fire to next in the
brutal career of the savages, and when
nothing wns left but dead bodies and
cruelly wounded people, ashes nnd desolation, the sanguinary wretches went
their way. The survivors—one native
fireman, the stationmaster, with a few
of the wounded coolies, ran down the line
in the direction of Jesselton for their
lives. By putting air steam on the construction engine stationed there, the terrible news wns carried to Jesselton,
putting nil fhe inhabitants of that place
in panic. The totnl number of killed
was one hundred and twenty. No record
is .available of the number of wounded.
The Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Go
Of Liverpool and London, l
Established in 1836.
Total Claims Paid Since Commencement -   -   $80,000,000
Paid at Chicago, Boston and St John's Fires        5,000,000
Total Assets
Losses paid without reference to head or other branch offices
General Agents,   .      100 Government Street,
Victoria, B. C
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railwaj
Week End Excursions
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,   Comox and
TOther Points of Interest.
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Province Building
Victoria, B. C.
Perfect Work
Prompt Service
Have you noticed
that we often
Mrs. Weir and family went up to
CmiVherlntid to join Mr. Weir, who hns
charge of the grocery department of
Simon Lolser's store in that town.
The Unobservant Jassack.—"All books
look alike to a mud-hen, while a jackass
could not tell a Grecian sculpture from
an old citizen of Victoria."—New Denver
The traveler stepped out of the car
to stretch his legs a bit while the trainmen were doctoring <i hot box.
•'What town is this?" he said to th»
solitary native on the station platform.
"Name's on the sign up there," replied the native.
"Oh, yes—Drearyhurst. How far Is
it to Chicago?"
"You'll find that on the sign, too."
"So it is—fourteen ' miles. Much
business done here?"
"Not much. Keeps us pretty busy,
though, mindin' it."
"Hnd a great deal of rain in this section?"
"Well, we ain't growed webs on our
feet yet."
"Any   newspaper   published   in
"No, sir.    Nothin' but   the   Dret
hurst Democrat."
"Much building going on here?"
"Some.   Abe Syfert put up a chic
ouse last fall."
"You don't have much business
do yourself, do you?"
"Yes, sir. They keep me down 1
at the deepo to answer fool questioi
"So I perceive.     Well,   my   frit
you're rather too many for me.   Do
ever take a drink?"
"Then suppose you go to the pii
there and help yourself. I see the tr
te moving off. Good-bye."—Chic
Tribune. ' PROGRESS, SATURDAY MAY 14,  1904
[What British Columbia is Doing
Towards Settling up the Waste
Places—Small Holdings
A Favored.
(ByB.B. Gosnell.)
The question of immigration is more
'jr less a political one, and I do not care
:o discuss it in that light.   As you have
Raked for my views, on the subject, however, I can give you them in a general
Conditions are so different in British
3olumbia to those in other provinces
that there can be no fair comparison of
'methods, and whether methods pursued
in settling up the Northwest, for in-
jtance, are good or bad, ours cannot be
the same. In fact, in my opinion, they
should be quite different here.
In the Northwest there nre millions of
acres in compact areas more or less uniform in chnrncter, and it is only necessary to invite tlie world to come in and
share them. In British Columbia, apart
from teh northern interior, not yet available for settlement on .account of lack of
communication, there nre no definite
areas of unoccupied land of any extent
upon which you can honestly ask people
to come and settle. Indiscriminate, wholesale advertising, however effective it
might be in bringing people here, would,
under such circumstances, be a mistake;
because we could not absorb rapidly a
large population and bitt'er and general disappointment would be the result.
Very few persons outside of the province understand the conditions here,
and the policy of the Department has
been to point out the disadvantages as
well as the advantages incident to settlement, and all our literature is framed
on those lines, so that no man can say
he has been deceived, as is often the case
in the Northwest. It is often a kindness
to discourage persons, with certain preconceived notions of the province—
rather than encourage—from coming
Hundreds and hundreds to-day, without
a word of warning, would start off, with
their families and effects, for British
Columbia, knowing not in the least what
'they -jre coming to or .where they were
joing to, settle. It would be cruelty not
.o first advise them to make a prelimin-
rry visit and see the country for themselves. When a man has a fair notion
jpf what to expect, If lie does come, he
s not disappointed, which in most cases
makes all the difference in the world.
'Should he come, the climate, the favor-
fable market conditions, the scenery, the
growing crops, the game, or something
'else may decide him to remain and purchase, which is what usually happens.
The Government is often blamed' for
not advertising more extensively. In my
opinion the necessity for advertising this
country for farmers has passed. The
great western movement, "which has set
in is irresistible as a tidal wave, and the
difficulty is not in getting people, but in
placing them when here. The civilized
world is land hungry, and 'is moving ns
rapidly west to the unoccupied areas as
is possible. Tlie requirements now are
rather in the way of supplying exnct and
full information; nnd 'the task of satisfying tlie varied wants in this respect is
not a' slight one. The immigration department sometimes gets as high as 70
enquiries a day; and real estate men,
Boards of Trnde, Tourists' Associations
and others throughout the province get
a great many more. The demand for
specific, reliable information is becoming
yearly more exacting—as to land regulations, climate, soil, crops, wages, cost of
living, transportation, the nature of
[particular localities, etc., etc. One letter recently from a man with £4,000 to
invest, contained no fewer than 32 mi-
enquiries. Many of the persons writing
writing for information represent from
half a dozen to fifty persons, who wish
to come as colonists.
The majority of enquiries are for
homesteads and free grant lands and
come from the western iaiid Pacific
Coast stntes, from Manitoba and the
Northwest, more largely from the other
side of the line—and nearly all from
practical, hnrdhanded nnd hard-headed
farmers. A great many of the enquiries
from the United Stntes express a strong
preference for residence under the
Union .Tack and Canadian law—a most
significant fact—and are evidently in
most' cases from expatriated Canadians
or sons of the same. Thos eln Manitoba
and the Northwest frequently express
themselves as tired of the cold weather
there. My belief is that British Columbia will ultimately he largely settled
from the prairies.
Some think that the Government, in
view of the difficulty of clearing up land
in this province, should adopt the principle of free grants. Personally, apart
from the fact that re require to offer
no Inducements to settlers, I believe it
|would ho a mistake. Settlements in
this country must necessarily be detached and scattered, nnd what with the cost
[of making roads, building wharves, supplying railway communication, building
(school houses and furnishing teachers,
nnd administering adequately all these
communities, from a bookkeeping point
of view, the settler costs more than he
pomes to; nnd the local government must
et a revenue from the land to keep the
(iccount nt all straight.   It is the Domin
ion Government which makes the profit
on the new settler.
The conditions in this province-^the
adaptabilities for fruit growing, poultry
raising, dairying and the like—point to
smaller holdings and more intensive cultivation as the solution of the immigration question and the attainment of our
agricultural possibilities. Some day
British Columbia will be a series of
great fruit orchards and gardens. It
will outrival Denmark for dairy products. It will produce immense quantities of poultry and eggs for export. Its
numerous islands and waste places will
teem with sheep and goats. If linen continues to grow in favor it mny outdistance Ireland for flax. If chemicals
do not entirely supersede hops in the
making of beer, it should eclipse English Kent in fame for hop fields; and out
of these natural industries will grow
others, such as great tanneries, glue factories, fertilizing plants, condensed milk
factories,-breweries, preserving, canning,
evaporating and pickling establishments,
woollen mills and linen factories.
In a careful estimate of the more or
less arable land in the present settled
districts, I place 1,900,000 acres as the
limit. Not one-tenth of this is under
cultivation, and very much less is -producing under careful methods. The Dominion census of 1901, which gives 470,-
000 acres as "improved" is entirely misleading in fhe sense that it is all under
Of wholly undeveloped areas, from
Bella Coola north to and including the
Nnas, Ootsa lake country, the Bulkley
vnlley and Kispyox valley, there are 1,-
500,000 acres, a good deal of which is
only pastoral. The Nechaco, Canoe
River and Peace River valleys, and the
country around Stuart's Lake, gives us
about 6,500,000 acres more, or something like 10.000,000 acres for the whole
of the province. It is not by any means
all farming land, but it represents about
the limit of what can be used in some
way for agricultural and pastoral purposes. Out of a total area of 350,000,-
000 acres. 10,000,000 acres is not much.
Compared with the arable lands of
Ontario it is still small, but nevertheless
it means a great deal to the province of
British Columbia. ' If for purposes of
calculation we may accept the figures of
the Dominion census as approximately
'accurate, by which it is shown that in
1901 470,000 acres of "improved" land—
and we know what that means at the
present time—produced in values $14,-
000,000. then half our available area, or
5,066,000 acres, under cultivation would
represent a vahie in production of $150,-
000.000. ,So that, after all, our agricultural possibilities are worth considering.
The problems connected 'with the settlement and development of those 10,-
000.000 acres in the most effective way
and for the best results, are the greatest
nnd most important the province has to
deal with.
I am often asked if all the advertising
the province is doing is having tangible
results in the way of-settlement, and if
we can trace them. This is, of course,
a very difficult question to answer, but
in a general way I would say "yes,"
quite emphatically. Nearly every district is counting its new settlers year by
.year, in some, like the Okanngan, a
great many. In some cases it represents substitution, in most cases, however, i t means addition to the population. It is not substitution we want,
unless it may be a better class of farmers. It is expansion. The key to the
problem is the division of large holdings
inito smaller ones, such as is going on- in
the Okanngan. I long ago advocated
that; and in the long run it will probably
be found necessary to undertake it in a
comprehensive and systematic way, possibly under governmental control.     ,
News of the
Forme's Fire Loss Materially Reduced—The Week in British
Thrilling was tlie experience of Mary
Olheiser, the 7-year-old daughter of Mrs.
Olheiser, of Nelson, last week. She was
carried 400 feet down a flume and swept
into Kootenay lake, but beyoud a few
bruises was not seriously hurt. Those
who saw the accident marvel at the
child's escape from death. The little
one was playing around the flume after
afternoon school. She slipped into the
flume, in which water to the depth of
two feet was running rapidly. She
screamed for help as she was borne
swiftly towards the lake, but after the
first few seconds was unable to make
any outcry because of being so often
knocked against the bottom of fie flume.
Close to the entry to the lake the water
rushes over rough rocks and there is
quite a fall. Here she was dashed
against boulders and turned over and
oyer by the swirling water. As she
shot out into the lake men, attracted
to the waterfront by the cries of tlie
child's schoolmates, observed her. One
of these, an employee of P. Burns & Co.,
jumped into the lake and brought her
ashore. Much to the men's surprise, the
little sir] was able to walk two blocks
to her home. There she was medically
examined and the doctor snid she would
soon be able to piny again, as her injuries were only a few bruises. From
the time she fell into the flume, travelled
the four hundred feet and was rescued,
only three minutes elapsed, so it can be J
seen with what speed the water in the
flume travelled.
are in u measure protected by the officers
of the law.
The prisoner Hendricks, convicted of
assault upuu and robbery of Miss Warner, of AMergrove, has been sentenced
to one year's imprisonment at hard labor.
His Lordship .Mr. Justice Duff in pronouncing sentence, commented u»ion the
absence of any violence in the assault
and also upon the several most peculiar
cirCuuigtaces under which it was allegedly committed. Many still incline to
the opinion thnt Hendricks was not
alone to blame in the affair.
The confidence of the owners that the
sealing schooners Triumph and Um-
brina had not met with shipwreck, despite the long interval since definite news
of their movements had been had, appears to have been justified. Captain
O'Leary has wired from Clayoquot that
he sighted ihe long missing Triumph 111
sea on April 25th, and although he did
not speak the vessel he is sufficiently
familiar with her peculiarities to make
a mistake impossible. The TJmbrina hns
also been reported by the Alaskan
steamer Santa Ann, repairing and outfitting for the Behring sea, at Yakutat.
So are fhe sad apprehensions of'a large
community of relatives dispelled.
Fraternal Societies.
S.O.E.—Alexandra and Pride of the
Island Lodges will meet for their annual
church parade on the 22nd' inst. most
likely to the Centennial Methodist
Church. The procession will be headed
by a military drum and fife band. At
their meeting next Wednesday, Alexandra Lodge will initiate four new members and several applications will be
F.O.E.—A cheap excursion has been
arranged to carry local Eagles to take
part in the dedication of the new Eagle
Home at Seattle to-morrow. It is a
great event In Engledom, and will be
worthily celebrated. A large number intend to go from here, in fact the local
Aerie will be represented almost en
W.O.W.—Victoria Camp initiated one
candidate at their last meeting and Columbia Ladies' Circle received one application for membership. This circle
has just received its long-looked for
charter, which it has obtained by taking
ndyantage of the amended clause in the
Maccabees—Victoria Tent on Tuesday
evening initiated one member and considered several applications. Officers
were nominated and the election will
take place at the next regular meeting.
Sandon thus vigorously protests
against tlie favored freight rate now enjoyed by Nelson; Sandon, New Denver,
Silverton and ,Slocan City are nearer to
the coast than Nelson, and yet they will
have to pay 25 to 35 per cet. more freight
on their goods than Nelson does. Kaslo
and Ainsworth are nearer the east than
is Nelson and yet they will have to pay
from 15 to 25 cents more per 100 pounds
for their freight than Nelson does. People of the Kootenay, how do you like
it? It is now definitely known that all
Slocan and Kootenay lake points and intermediate towns are to pay a higher
freight rate or all their goods, with perhaps a few exceptions in car lots. Powder and mining machinery are the only
definite items mentioned at present. The
advance in freight from the const, where
the larger portion of supplies at the
present time is shipped from, to Sandon, is 35 per cent. From tlie east it
is 15 per cent, on a freight rate that is
already too high. Nelson is going to get
protection with a vengeance. People of
the Slocan, how do you like it?
By the Fernie Free Press it is learned
that the losses through the grent fire
there, not covered by insurance, will not
exceed half a million—which, however,
means much in a town of Femie's proportions. Now that -the horse is stolen,
Fernie proceeds to lock the stable door.
The coal company and the town fathers
have got together and a plan of incorporation has been agreed to, in addition
to which the preliminary steps are being
taken to provide the new town that will
arise with adequate protection from nny
future fire. Victoria avenue will be
widened twelve feet, fire-proof buildings
will be insisted upon, and in other ways
the town will be prepared fot possiDili-
ties. in the agreement as to incorporation, it would seem that tlie coal company still has very much tlie best of it.
May Day was picturesquely celebrated
at New Westminster this week, on the
9th, when old folks became Children for
the nonce to participate in the general
and time-honored frolic. Miss Mnnuella
Briggs is now the reigning queen, receiving the royal insignia at the hands of
her predecessor, ex-Queen Winnifred
Keary. There were the usual May Day
sports to mark the festival.
MAY 24TH, 1904.
Naval and Indian War Canoe Races,
Four-oared Amateur Senior and Junior,
B. C. Championship. The warships of
the Pacific squadron will be open to
At Beacon Hill Park at 9 p.m. .
Band Concerts afternoon and evening.
Reduced rates from all points.
G. H. BARNARD, Mayor.
W. C. MORESBY, Secretary.
Oontinentally-famed and Strictly
First-class Hotels.
The Dallas
Situatid on the Dallas Road—Victoria's ocean drive, is pre-eminently THE favorite summer resort of British Columbia.
The Centrally Located
Several dynamite explosions have occurred at Morrissey at intervals during
the (iast few weeks and in each case the
blame rested with foreigners celebrating
in drunken sprees. Two weeks ago two
houses were badly shaken by an explosion of several sticks between them, but
tlie perpetrators could not be located,
on Sunday night last the culmination of
these crazy freaks was reached when an
attempt was made by Slavs to blow up
a fellow countryman's house. The effort
was frustrated by the drunken stupidity
of tlie operators. At about one o'clock
in the night they discharged a large
amount of dynamite which shook the
people in seven houses surrounding it,
nnd immediately after they commenced
to place the sticks to demolish the
house, the occupnnts of which nt once
becoming suspicious made their appearance on the scene. Two men were seen
to run away. Tlie police gained certain
evidence against M. Gorek nnd Mike
Garbar, and they were brought to Fernie and tried on Wednesday. The magistrate let them go ns he found insufficient evidence against them.
Another Attempted Hold-up.—"Lnst
Tuesday two deer, probably with tho
idea of holding up the evening special
between Cumberland nnd Union Wharf,
evidently miscalculated the force of Cumberland coal, and were sent hurling lifeless into eternity."—Cumberland Enterprise.
Capt. W. W. West, pioneer of Nelson,
died nt Balfour a few days since, of
heart failure. He had been a resident
of the Kootenays for fifteen years, during most of which time he was engaged
in steamboat business. He owned the
tug Halys and other steamers. Before
coining to Nelson he wns seven years
in the royal navy as a seaman, and also
had served in the British army, and was
one of the survivors of Majubn hill—
1881, and also was a soldier in the force
thnt suppressed the Riel rebellion in the
Northwest in 18S5.
The famous street ends dispute in
Vancouver City is set for trial on the
17th. It stands as Attorney-General
vs. C. P. R., and is for the purpose of
authoritatively determining the owner
ship of the harbor ends of Carroll, Abbot and Cambie streets, and the right
of sewer outlets which the city wishes
to place there.
James Muir has been sent to the provincial jail for six months for the successive robberies at tlie bakery of W.
I). Muir, Vancouver. It. would seem
that whenever funds ran low, Muir—
who although a namesake is no relative
of the victim of his operations—would
rob the premises of his former employer.
The expected has happened iu that
the government offices for Southeast
Kootenay have been removed from Fort
Steele to Cranbrook. This is unquestionably hard on Fort Steele, but the
blow had to fall sooner or later. A town
that is shunned by railways is heavily
Very general and sincere sympathy
will be felt for the relatives of Thomas
Scott, of this city, who met his death
by drowning this week, between Sooke
aud Otter Point, through falling overboard from the sloop in which he and 11
companion were making their way to
Jordan river. The body has not been
Is the Commercial Hotel par excellence.
Unrivalled Cuisine.
Luxurious Guest Rooms.
Every Modern Comfort and
Thorough Instruction. Graduates Filling Good Positions. Shorthand, Typewriting, Book-Keoping Taught.
E. A. Macmlllan, Principal.
The Latest in
Wrist Bags
J. WENGER, Jeweler,
90 GOVERNMENT ST.,   next  to
Bank of Montreal.
Magistrate Williams, of Vancouver,
has dismissed the action brought against
the Vancouver Engineering Works by
the labor unions, under the contract labor
act. Advertising for "men wanted," in
the opinion of the court, did not constitute an engagement of employees.
John Houston, M.P.P., has formally
resigned his membership in the Nelson
Conservative Association. Until a very
short time ago he wns the associntiou.
N-nnaimo's church-goers have had the
memories of the lively days of yore revived by the sensational utterances of
Rev. Mr. Hughes (Methodist) on Hip
subject of gambling. The sensation
reached its climax last Sunday evening,
when the pastor from his pulpit called
Chief of Police Orossan a liar, because
Hint official had informed the commissioners thnt he knew of no public
"inibling or gamblers in Nanaimo. The
minister inclines to the opinion that
there nre numerous card sharpers in the
town, and  his Insinuation is that they
Vancouver ratepayers hnve authorized
new loans of $200,000 for general street
improvement and to assist in building
the new public hospital.
Vancouver City is negotiating for a
portion of the C. P. R.'s water frontage
at Greer's beach, English Bay—although
half a mile in length—having grown too
small to accommodate the summertime
crowds. ,
A sixteen pound gold brick is the result of a ten days' run at the Oyster-
A use for a portion of the Pilot Rny
smelter site hns boon discovered. It hns
been acquired by the federal government
for ;i lighthouse station.
Hnslnm's mills nt Nnnnimo nre reported damaged by fire to the extent of
Business depression wns probably responsible for the lack of interest in the
A'ictoria Day celebration during the
earlier pnrt of the spring. Now that
trade is moving ngnin, business men and
others nre responding readily to the call
of the committee for funds. Preparations arc now nearly completed, and it is ,
possible to give an outline of the manner
in which Victorians can entertain themselves and visitors on the great fete-day.
Cheap rates have been arranged from all
outside points, and special time schedules
I to suit those coming from any direction.
Tho following is a general outline of
whnt the programme is expected to be:
Monday afiternoon—Baseball at Oak
Tuesday morning the Victoria lacrosse
team will play Vancouver at the Caledonia grounds. Tho plan of the grand
stand may be seen at Campbell & Cul-
lin's cigar store, where tickets may be
bought next week.
Tuesday afternoon the regatta on tho
Arm will have the usual features, the
most prominent being the Indian war
canoe race.
The festivities will close in the evening with a grand pyrotechnic display at
Beacon Hill by Hitt Bros. The committee have contracted with Messrs. Hitt
to supply n show which will excel all
previous efforts in fills line for the modest sum of $5 25. Programmes are being
printed, as well as badges, and all the
necessary paraphernalia for the committee. If only the weather bureau can
bo arranged with in order to insure favorable consideration from that quarter
nothing will be lacking fo make UiIb
year's one of our greatest celebrations. PrtOGRESS, SATURDAY, MAY 14 1904
A   weekly  newspaper  published  at  35
Fort street,  Victoria,  B.C.,
by C. H. Lugrin.
C. H. Gibbons   Associate Editor
H. F. Pullen   Advertising Manager
Subscription Price .... $1.00 a Year
Advertising rates on application.
Some little merriment lias been occasioned by a Victoria despatch to the
News-Adveiitiser stating that Messrs. J.
J. Hill and W. R. Hearst propose to
start a great daily paper in this city;
but there are things further out of the
range of possibility than something ol:
this kind, as a little hitherto unwritten
history will show.
About twenty years or so ago, a tolerably vigorous annexation propaganda
was inaugurated in New York. The
Sun published numerous long and cleverly written letters advocating such a step,
and a proposal was made by some
wealthy JS'ew York people to raise a fund
of ,$2,'"i00,000 for tlie purpose of establishing a chain of newspapers across
Canada, which should cultivate in as
delicate a way as possible, a feeling in
favor of tfhe union of Canada with the
United States. More than one person in
Canada, identified with newspaper work,
wns sounded as to his willingness to
enter into the service of such a syndicate. The proposal met witli so little
favor in Canada that it was dropped.
It is quite probable that, if the presidential aspirations of James G. Blaine had
not met a chilling frost, more would have
been heard of it.
Hearst is rich and ambitious. He has
apparently made newspaper work a
financial success. It is quite intelligible
that he should look upon the inauguration of an annexation propaganda as a
patriotic task, which would commend
itself and him to the people of the United
States. He is a young man, and can
afford to wait for results. In view of
the immense growth now taking place
in Canada and the influx of thousands of
people, who are American citizens, and
also in view of the additional fact that
the possibilities of Canada are being
better understood every day, it. is not
difficult to see how readily a movement
in favor of annexation might be made
very popular on the other side of the
boundary, and the mnn who wns spending bis millions to cultivate such n sentiment among Canadians might become
very much of a national hero. So much
for Hearst.
As to Hill, it is not easy to suggest
a reason why he should embark in such
an undertaking. He is getting to be an
old man, but he is also a very rich man.
He is a Canadian by birth, but one of
the most intense Americans in tllie republic, using the term American in its j
narrow sense. Yet it seems absurd to
suppose that he would at his time of life
unite with Hearst in such an enterprise. |
Probably the whole matter is the
emanation' of the fertile imagination of
some newspaper correspondent, and this
reference to it is made only to direct attention to the almost certain' probability
that a subtle and persistent attempt is
likely to be made to convince the people
of Canada, that the time has come when
they ought to throw in their lot witli the
United Stntes. There is nothing more
unlikely in the whole range of international politics than that the United
States will be content to watch the development of a grent power in tlie northern half of the Continent, without a
powerful effort to unite its destiny with
the republic. The effort is not likely to
be accomplished eveu with a suggestion
of coercion. Against such a movement
all people who cherish tlie idea of a
United Empire must be on their guard.
practice—well, not to be offensive, thai
is just how it is not done. The Senate
is not much more than a party machine,
aud upon its partisanship death alone
can effectively lay its hand. When the
Liberals came in they found a Conservative Senate, and when they go out, the
Conservatives will find a Liberal Senate,
and if the future may be judged by the
past, the spirit of party will be more
potent than the spirit of patriotism.
The Canadian Senate is an anomaly.
It is founded upon a false idea, being
a compromise between ail hereditary
chamber and one that is elective. For
the House of Lords there is good historical justification. It is the direct successor of the gathering of Barons, who
at Rnnnymede made John sign the
droit Charter. A senate selected by
the representatives of states is also on
the wrong basis. There is oniy one
body in a free country which ought to
have the right to say who the lawmakers shall be, and that body is the
whole electorate. All the people know
more than some of the people, and all
the people are far more likely to reach
sound conclusions ns to the fitness of
men for representative positions than
any portion of the people, no matter how
they may be selected.
Without commenting upon any appointments that have recently been made
to the Senate or any of tlhe applicants
for the vacant positions—not that -such
comment is not perfectly legitimate, but
because in considering a principle it is
well to avoid reference to persons—
there are some tilings which ought not
10 be regarded as senatorial qualifications. The fact that a man has served
in the Commons, but cannot reasonably
hope for re-election is not a qualification;
neither is the desire of a government to
get rid of someone, who may be in the
way; neither is me're partizan activity;
neither is the fact that the applicant
"lags superfluous" on the floors of the
Commons. To what extent these considerations have influenced appointments
in the past, it would be invidious to suggest; but it is proper to say that the
Lnurier administration is strong enough,
or, if it is not, it ought to be, to disregard every other consideration than a desire to place in the Upper Chamber men
in whom the country will have confidence. The Canadian Senate ought to
bo a political aristocracy, using the
term as the ancient Greeks used it, as
signifying the government of the best.
It should be a body to which the people
of Canada could point with pride, wliose
deliberations would voice the ripened
sentiment of the country. If it were
made such, its continued existence would
be justifiable; if it is to be a refuge
for those whose usefulness elsewhere is
gone, then the sooner it is replaced by
a truly representative body the better.
Lese Majeste and Divers Other Crimes
and Misdemeanors Rampant
in the Community.
There nre five vacancies iu tlie Senate, one of them being in tlie representation of British Columbia. These are
not likely to be filled until after the next
general 'election, that is, if we are to
have nn election this year. A few words
in regard to the composition of the Senate arc always timely. It is said that
the United States Senate lias become a
"rich man's club," nnd there is danger
that the Canadian Senate may become
"nn old man's home." If the elective
nvstom hns not produced a statesmanlike
senate south of the 49th parallel, it can
scarcely be claimed that the appointive
system' has produced any better result
north of it. Both systems are beautiful
In tlieorv, and both break down i" practice The spectacle of the chosen representatives of the people in the several
states choosing from time to tunc men,
distinguished for their ability, their nobil-
itv nnd their mental virility, to keep the
popular branch of Congress in check, is
farming to contemplate in imagination
In practice the filling up of the Tinted
States Senate is either a struggle between parties or between rich corporations in so many cases that, it may be
accepted ns the rule. So likewise is the
spectacle of the Crown selecting men,
tried and true, to become Senators, and
to curb with their ripe judgment nnd
sober common-sense the impetuosity of
the aggressive Commons, a thing to gladden the hearts of all true patriots, but In
There are probably two sides to the
question raised by the British Columbia
lumbermen in regard to the imposition
of a duty on lumber imported into Canada, because there never was a case to
which there were not two sides, At
this stage, however, it does not appear
necessary for the people of this province
to consider more than one side, namely,
that which affects themselves. The
strongest possible arguments for the enforcement of such provisions as will
secure the market of the Northwest for
tlie product of our mills ought to be
made. The people of the Northwest
may be trusted to make out the other
side of the case, and it is probable that
between the two something approximately equitable will be arrived at. One
may readily admit that a British Columbian can hardly take an unbiassed view
of the matter, and may claim with equal
readiness that the people on the prairies
are open to the same criticism. It is
also to be remembered that Eastern
millmen, who have no chance of reaching the Northwest and are quite satisfied with the tariff as it stands, are not
likely to assist our mill owners. This
is all the greater reason why the people
of this province, regardless of political
proclivities, should unite in pressing the
case for the provincial mills.
The times are out of joint. Scarcely
had the shock of the deplorable Kamloops incident, which is really non inter
Chi'istianos nouiinaudum, died away,
before one of the Justices of the Supreme Court was stopped in broad daylight by a detective iu plain clothes, who
demanded his name, surname and titles
and a variety of other things like that.
The said justice had been caught iu
flagrante delicto and was trotting his
horse across a certain bridge within the
limits of this city against the by-law in
such case made and provided and against
the peace of His Worship Mayor Barnard, his panaina hat and dignity. The
justice aforesaid, instead of asking Llia
oflicer how he dared speak to liim without nn introduction, proceeded in all due
humility to avow his identity, whereupon
he was permitted to proceed and' his
name was enrolled in a little book along
with certain other of His Majesty's
lieges, both male and female as the case
may be.
Now, my lords, how long shall these
things be? By our halidom—we are not
quite sure what a halidom is, but let
that pass—likewise 'sdeath and gad-
zooks, shall the justices of our Jr.gh
court be treated in this ignoble fashion
by mere solicitors and detectives in plain
clothes'? It is time to sound the tacsin,
and if we have no tocsin, it is time to
find out why the McBa'ide government
has not bought one, seeing that secondhand tocsins as good as new can be
bought in any junk shop in: Europe.
Verily evil flays have befallen us.
Knighthood is in Flour, likewise in tobacco, whiskey .and other things too
numerous to mention, and the ermine is
not safe from the sncriligious touch of
minions of the law.
These reflections recall a tale, which
is told apropos of nothing in particular,
but because it is true and becauss it
illustrates how the fact o? being drws*:
in a little brief .'inthnr'ty affects some
minds. A certain Justice of the Peace
in an eastern province wan once walking down the street, when a man, a
mere common man, on the sidewalk
called out: • "Hullo, •,tud<?a, are you on
the way to your law shot)''" The Justice paused and said seyeicly; "Mr.
Smith, I fine you $5 for contempt of
court." Smith was taken abac':: but
managed to ejaculate, "Why, Jii.lg'.'.
your court is not in session." "No natter," was the reply, "this court is always an object of contempt." Now the
Justice of the Pence may have been
right in his own case, but usually courts
are not objects of contempt, but it is
possible to make them so, nnd nothing
will do the trick sooner than by combining mediaeval arrogance with modern
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Very grave reports nre made to "Progress" of the demoralization of the Victoria Fire Department—laxity of discipline, improper condition of apparatus
and equipment, hydrants unoiled,
cisterns unfilled, misrepresented water
pressure, fictitious attendance of call
men at fires, card playing for money at
the halls, etc. The fire wardens must
be aware of these reports when they
reach the newspapers ns matter of common scandal. Indeed many of the conditions complained of speak for themselves to any observanit eye. Can Victorin afford to trust to luck for avoidance of such fire visitations as have
brought home their lessons to Toronto,
New Westminster, Vancouver, Senttle
and Fernie? Is such a policy business
policy? ,
The Victoria Westers are "wanting to
know, you know." Their latest conundrum is iirtor this sort: Why should
Victoria West: he taxed for improvements
to tho city water works, seeing that they
do not use city water, but have to pay
for what they use to the Esquimalt Water Company?
Byres for Enlargements.
Messrs. H. D. Helmckeu, K.C.,
James A. Douglas and Edward Pierson
were granted an interview with the premier and members of the government a
day or so ago, when they sketched briefly and in outline the programme and intentions of the Lifeboat and Life Saving
Association, organization of which is now
on the tapis. It is not intended to make
the scope of the association purely local
by any means—indeed its chief usefulness would probably be along the west
coast of Vancouver Island, that graveyard of Pacific shipping. For Victoria
and vicinity it is hoped to have a suitable lifeboat added to the equipment of
the new Federal government tug attached to the William Head quarantine
station. The delegation ^s not very
definite as to the nature of the aid the
association would expect to receive from
the Province. It would probably have
to come in the form of a grant included
in the estimates to be voted by the legislature nt its next session.
Up to date the roll of aspirants for
the vacant senatorship for this province,
as far as their names hnve been disclosed
is: Hewitt Bostock, of Ducks, ex-M.
P.; Dr. Milne, of Victorin. ex-M.P.P.;
Dr. Sinclnir, of Rossland; G. C. Buchanan, of Kaslo; Robert Kolly, of Vancouver; and Dr. Watt, of Barkerville.
If his ability to get the senatorship is
equal to bis ability to get. other good
tilings, Mr. Kelly can give the bunch
cards and spades and win easily. All
these gentlemen have fought for their
party, and Mr. Bostock hns bled pretty
freely, It is whispered in some quarters that our genial friend. George Riley,
could be persuaded to seek the seclusion
which the Senate grants.
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j   city. PROGRESS, SATURDAY. MAY 14, 1904
The Week
in Society.
Afternoon Teas and Evening Dan
oes the Popular Dissipations-
Garden Parties on the Tapis.
The Tuesday Evening Club gave their
closing dance of the season Wednesday
at Assembly Hall, made peculiarly bright
and attractive for the occasion by the
restoration and freshening of the neat
decorations of flags and evergreens. The
well-known hospitality of the club was
at no time more effectively demonstrated, and "the best of good times"
was the general verdict upon the result.
An excellent 3-piece orchestra provided
entrancing music for the dancing, which
was entered into with zest until the early
morning hours, while a recherche buffet
snpper served at midnight was just what
had been required to refresh the merry
company. The committee in charge, to
whom be all praise and commendation
of those so fortunate as to be among the
bidden, included Messrs. W. Yorke, Sydney Child, Fred. White, A. D. Baly'ea,
H. W. Lang, and F. C. Clarke; while
the invited guests of the occasion were:
Mesdames Dickenson, Grant, Kilpatrick,
Raitbom, and Watkis; Misses Atkinson,
Andrews, Austin, the Misses Brooker,
Bowron, E. Brown; Camsusa, L. and F.
Clarke, Cull-in, Carr, Carter, Chambers,
the Misses Cameron, Crocker, Duncan,
Dunlevy, L. Davies, Foot, the Misses
Fawcett, the Misses Fraser, Futcher,
Fell, R. Fell, the Misses Garvin, Gibson,
the Misses Goddard, Green, Grey, Gow-
en, George, Grimmason, Heaney, Henderson, Hardie, Jay, John, Jesse, Ker-
mode, the Misses Leiser, Lang, Lindsay,
Lubbe, Lowe, Langley, the Misses
Leeming. McQuade, Munroe, Moresby,
Morley, Munsie, McDonald, M. Mackay,
H. Mackay, McKenzie, the Misses Mc-
.Mieking, Mactavish, Marsden, McDonald, McLean, Macfarlane, Mills, the
Misses Nicholles, Nason, Nubbe,
O'Keefe, Powell, K. Powell, Raymond,
the Misses Roberts, the Misses Spencer,
the Misses Sehl, Smith, Saunders, Scott,
the Misses Sparks, Strongrira, Stnunard,
Wilson, White, and Walker; Messrs, H.
and P. Austin, A. D. Belyea, L. Bell, E.
Brown, W. Burnes, Brooker, F. C.
Clarke, J. Cambie, C. L. Cullin, S.
Child. F. T. Cornwall, P. Cudlip, H.
Dalby, P. Dickenson, G. Dickenson, L.
Dickenson, S. Dunlevy, Roy Dier, Em-
merson, the Messrs. Foo.te, T. Fawcett,
R. Fell, the Messrs. Goddard, N. Gowen,
A. George, R. Gibson, Grant, Gordon
Grant, Grimmason, C. Harris, L. Henderson, N. Hardie, E. Hardie, W. Heath,
K. Hughes, G. Howell, H. and R. Jesse,
tfhe Messrs. Keefer, F. King, H. W.
Lang, the Messrs. Lawson, H. Leiser,
the Messrs. Leeming, R. Lowe, Mulford,
G. Morley, J. Mackay, the Messrs. Mc-
Oonnan, L. McQuade, E. Mul'ord, J.
Mactavish, Alex. McLean, Alex. Moss,
D. Mackay, C. McKilligan, G. Mills, L.
Netherby, S. Nason, L. O'Keefe, Alex.
Purvis, the Messrs. Patton, B. Prior, S.
Porter, L. Pope, Dr. Quay, R. Raymur,
H. Redfern, G. Simpson, A. Stewart,
W. Sweeney, F. Stevenson, J. Sweet, B.
P. Schwengers, Fred. Smith, E. Town-
ley, J. W. Thompson, Alex. Vaughan, J.
Virtue, the Messrs. White, M. Ward,
the Messrs. Wilson, Chas. Wilson, James
Wells, Frank Watkis, the Messrs. Winsby, J. Woods, and L. and W. Yorke.
.» * *
A charming tea was given on Friday
last by Mrs. E. E. Wootton at her home
on Richardson street, in honor of her
niece, Miss Agnes Wootton, who is here
from Eastern Canada for an extended
visit with her Western seaboard relatives. The color scheme was in yellow
and exceedingly well carried out, Victoria's golden glory, the wild broom, be-
>ng employed to splendid advantage in
the adornment of the tea room, and also
being much in evidence in the other
■decorations of the house. Mrs. Webb
poured ten, while Miss Heisterman,
Aliss Hunt and Miss Wootton served.
Among the ladies present were Mrs. P.
T. Johnston, Miss Johnston, Mrs. Floyd,
Mrs. Courtney, Mrs. George L. Courtney, Mrs. and Miss Kit-to, Mrs. Blackwood. Mrs. Erb. Mi's. Goward. Mrs.
Toller, Mrs. Mackay, Mrs. J. E. Wilson,
Mrs. Goulding Wilson, Mrs. D. R. Ker.
Mrs. Hnynes, Miss M. Lnwson. Mrs.
McKillignn, Mrs. J. D. Helmcken, Mrs.
.Tones, Mrs. Mactavish, Miss Mactavish,
Mrs. W. Ralph Higgins, Mrs. ,T. L. Raymur, Mrs. Charles Kent, Mrs. Hunt,
the Misses Hunt, Mrs. Gore, Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. Worlock, Miss Wark, Mrs.
Atkins, Mrs. Going, Mrs. King, Miss
King, Mrs. Webb, the Misses Wood,
Mrs! Garesche, Mrs. Baxter, Mrs. Innes,
the Misses Christie, Mrs. Creighton, the
Misses Barron, Mrs. Williams, Mrs.
Herbert Kent, Mrs. Bennett, Miss Agnes
Deans Cameron, Miss Sneers, Sirs. A.
E. McPhillips, Mrs. Barnard, Mrs. Mat-
son, Mrs. Beoven, Mrs. Thomas Tye,
Mrs. (Major) Phipps, Miss Dupont, Mrs.
(Canon) Newton, Mrs. Jay, Mrs. D. E.
Campbell, Mrs. George Jay, Miss Jay,
Miss R. McB. Smith, Mrs. Ella, Miss
Ella, Mrs. Woodgate, Miss Scott, Mrs.
C. F. Todd. Mrs. Hnrtnngel, Miss Wrig-
ley, Mrs. Church, Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs.
Spencer. Mrs. C. Spencer, Miss Spencer,
Airs. Walter Fraser. Mrs. Day, Mrs.
Wnlbran, Miss Wnlbran, Mrs. Henderson. Airs. Waitt, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs. Devereux,    Miss    Deverenx,
Mrs. (Captain) Irving, Mrs. Wilson,
Miss Wilson, Mrs. Conrad Schwengers,
Mrs. Ray Wilson, Miss Nuttal, Mrs.
Gaudin, Miss Gaudin, and Mrs. Mess.
* *   *
The Misses Christie gave a very pretty
tea last Saturday at their home on
Blanchard street, in honor of their sister,
Mrs. Creighton of New Westminster.
The very dainty decorations of the
drawing and tea rooms were in pink,
white and green, apple blossoms playing
a noticeable and effective part in the
floral arrangements. Mrs. G. T. Roberts presided at tlie tea table, assisted
gracefully by Miss Hickey, Miss Hunt,
Miss Ethel Brown and Miss Edith Law-
son. Among those present were Mrs.
Fuller, Mrs. S. Robertson, Mrs. D. R.
Harris, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. B. Allen, Mrs.
Heisterman, Miss Heisterman, Mrs.
Smith, Mrs. G. W. Taylor, Mrs. Maclure, Mrs. E. E. Wootton, Mrs. Innes,
Mrs. C. S. Baxter, Mrs. King, Mrs.
Moresby, Mrs. Windle, Mrs. Courtney,
Mrs. George L. Courtney, Mrs. Keast,
the Misses Keast, Mrs. Vincent, Mrs.
Herbert Carmichael, Mrs. Uriah Nelson,
Mrs. P. T. Johnston, Mrs. Floyd, Mrs.
J. H. Todd, Mrs. C. F. Todd, Miss M.
Lawson, Mrs. J. L. Raymur, Mrs. Gore,
Mrs. Gaudin, Miss Gaudin, Mrs. Frank
Higgins, Mrs. McMicking, the Misses
McMicking, Mrs. W. R. Higgins, Mrs.
Hickey, Airs. Holt, Mrs. Brown, and
Mrs. Roberts.
* *   *
The ball at Assembly hall on Friday
of last week was one of the best attended of the season, about four hundred
young and not-so-young, being present,
the supper tables having to be reset four
times. Aliss K. Roberts danced the
Irish jig in character with much vivacity,
and the five-figure cotillion was particularly effective, especially the ribbon
figure. Those taking part in the cotillion were: Stanley Langley, Leslie Ellis,
Charlie Brown, Tom Brown, Jack and
James Gray, Cuthbert Alleu, Norman
Dickinson, Alice Robly, Amy Conyers,
Ella John, Mary Adam, Juamita Sears
and Genevieve Bone. The following are a
few of the special characters Ukon by
children: Masters "Sehl and Johnson,
princes; Cuthbert Allen, a bee; Miss
Gladys Gray, Japanese; Miss Muriel
Hall, tambourine girl; Miss Stella Davidson, folly; Winnie Windle, Pierrette;
May Cornwall and Mary Renouf, ladies
of olden times; Nellie Joel, old time
lady; Elsie .Tool, old lady: Mary Corson,
peasant girl; Florence and Evelyn Dickenson, Dutch, girls; Hilda Simpson, summer; Ada Schwengers, peasant girl:
Nora Gray, ivy. Others present were:
Lorna, Eilene and Gladys Dumbleton,
Winnie and Dolly Fox, Dolly Dixon,
Ma-rjorie Le Page. Marjorie Game. Irene
Sabin. Dorothy Moore, Mrs. Maynard
and children, Airs. Langton nnd children,
Airs. Cameron and children, Airs. Anderson and children, Mrs. and Miss Mackay, Mrs. and Miss Schwengers, Mrs.
Renouf, Rev. Baugh Allan, Airs. B.iugh
Allan and family. Airs, 'and Aliss Rey-
i nolds, Mrs. Dumbleton, Mrs. Marvin
i and daughter, Mrs. and the Misses Maynard, Airs. Roberts and family, Airs.
Brooker and daughters, Air. John Hall,
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Langley, Mr.
Cecil Ball, Air. Bernie Hnll. Mr. Fred
White. Aliss G. White, ATr. Oleve White.
Airs. Sparks, Misses Sparks, Mrs. William Wilson nnd family, the Alisses
Nicholles, Airs. Andrew Grny, the Alisses
Lucas, Aliss Irene Newlings, the Misses
Monteith, Aliss Hanington, Air. and Mrs.
Herbert Kent, the officers of H. M. S.
Grafton and Flora, Air. and Airs. Watson, Mr. mud Airs. Sabin. Mrs. Porter.
Mrs. Deiners, Miss Girace Laing, Airs,
and Miss McQuade, Mrs. P. Briggs and
family, Mrs. A. Briggs and daughter,
Mrs. and the Misses Gray, Airs. Walter
Sparrow nnd family, Airs. Oliver and
family, Airs. Aloresby and daughters, the
Messrs. Norman Seabrook, Cambie P.
Keefer, H. Keefer, R. Wilson. C. Wilson, Basil Prior, Leeming, J. H. Lawson,
L. Yorke, IT. Laing, Aliss Camsusa, Mr,
Child, Miss Atkinson, Mr. King, Mr.
Murie, Mrs. Sullivan, the Alisses Sullivan, Air. F. White, Mr. Herbert Leiser,
Mr. and Mrs. P. 0. Dickenson, Airs. G.
and the Misses Fawcett, Messrs. Richardson, Leslie Bell, A. Rnynmr. W.
■' .u.r\ '.. Netherby, IT. Dalby,
Sweeney, Airs, and the Alisses AIoss,
Miss Fell, the Misses Ella and Jessie
John, Mrs. R. John and family, Mrs.
Vincent and family. Mrs. Belyea nnd
daughters, Airs, and Miss Bucket, Air.
Finch, Air. amd tlhe Alisses Cullin, Air.
A. Courtenay, Air. W. Cullin, Airs, and
Aliss Lee, Mrs. and Aliss Vain, Aliss
Heaney, the Alisses L. and P. Garvin,
Air. R. B. Powell, Airs. Langton and
family, Mrs. Conyers, Mrs. Speck and
«on, Air. nnd Airs. Frank Sehl and family, mr. -and Airs. W. Jackson and
daughters, Air. Johnson and children,
the Alisses Sehl, Air. Ohas. Wilson, Air.
Cornwall, Miss Howitson, Alessrs. T.
.Taiiiioson, Norman Carmichael, Snrgison,
Airs. Cameron and son, Aliss Edith
Brown, Aliss Lnwson nnd Mrs, Gilbert,
* *   *
At the Church of the Holy SnTiour,
Victoria West, last Saturday evening,
Rev, W. D. Barber, the rector, solemn-
i'/.ecl the marriage of Air. Norman Nor-
i'iVoss, of the editorial staff of (the Vancouver World, youngest son of Air.
and Airs. .Tames Norcross, of Somcnos.
nnd Miss Ethel Bellamy, daughter of
Airs. E. J. Bellamy, of Burnside road.
The bride, who was unattended, was attired in a very stylish travelling costume
nf dove-colored lady's cloth, embroidered in pale blue amd white, with  which
she wore a large picture nat of white
cniffon trimmed with oale blue velvet.
The groomsman was Air. Robert Service,
of the staff of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce—himself well known in the
world of letters as one of the minor
poets of the Empire who has done work
bearing the hall mark of genius. A
wedding supper was served after the
ceremony at the home of the bride's
mother, a reception to a few intimate
friends following. Air. and Mrs. Norcross are temporarily making their home
at the Hotel Badminton, Vancouver.
* *    *
At tiie dance given by Air. Seuiple at
his hall, Victoria West, a few evenings
since, there were present among others:
Miss Lewis, Aliss J, Anderson, Miss
Seniple, Aliss Alice Simpson, Miss N.
Furman, Aliss T. Humbor, Aliss N.
Robertson, Aliss ,T. McDonald, Miss Al.
Furman, Miss Mabel Furman, Aliss T.
Droob, Aliss J. Droob. Airs. Haucke,
Mrs. Gibson, Airs. Halpeuny, Airs. Alay-
ii-ard, Airs. Smith, Airs. Brickie, Mrs.
Lawrie, Alessrs. C. Kirk, W. Duncan,
C. Geiger, Smith, Schnoeter, Laurie,
Hollier, Air. and Mrs. Colby, Airs. Le-
lievre, Alessrs. A. Willard, H! Stratford, C. Furman, J. Anderson, J. Robertson, W. Fairall., B. Carroll, R. Seniple, J. AlcKenzie, A. Semple, Air. and
Airs. Randolph, Miss V. Young, and
Air. J. Ross.
* *   *
The marriage was solemnized this
week, at the residence of the bride's
parents, of Mr. Frank Campbell, of Esquimalt, and M'ss Mabel Dowdell, daughter of Air. and Mrs. Dowdell, of Harris
street, Vancouver. Rev. R. Newton
Powell was the officiating clergyman,
while the bride was given away by her
father and wns gowned in pale blue silk,
her bridal bouquet being of La France
roses. Miss E. Kelly was her attendant
maid of honor, while the groom was supported by Mr. F. Dempsey, a friend of
long standing.
* *   *
The marriage is to take place in Quebec next Thursday of Air. F. T. Col-
lings, of this city, and Aliss Grace Hemming, daughter of Mr. and Airs. F. J.
T. Hemming, of tfhe ancient city. Air.
and Airs. Collings will spend their honeymoon in Europe, and returning will take
up their residence on Esquimalt road,
where Air. Collings will build a pretty
* *   *
The engagement is announced of Aliss
Maud Ellis, sister of Messrs. W. H. and
A. Ellis of this city, to Air. J. N. Ellis,
son of Senator Ellis of St. John, N. B.,
a promising young barrister and politician of the Terminal City. The wedding date is not yet settled upon.
* *   «
Mrs. David A. Edgar, of New York,
and Mrs. Byron 55. Holmes, of Portland: Ore., daughters of the late Hon.
Allen Francis, first United States consul
in Victoria, who came here in the stirring days of 1802, have been spending
the week with friends here.
* *   *
Air. John IT. Smith and Miss Alice M.
Coughlin, of this city, were the principals in a pretty home wedding on
Thursday, the wedding coming as a surprise to many friends. Mr. and Airs.
Smith have left for Whitehorse, where
they will make their home.
* *   •
Mrs. Oliver, of Quebec, who spent
some time here recently as the guest of
her sister, Lady de Lotbiniere, at Government House, wns the guest this week
of Airs. H. G. Ross, of Vancouver, a
former Victorian. During her visit Airs.
Gamble gave a tea   in   Airs.   Oliver's
* *   *
Airs. Simon, of Rockland avenue, gave
a tea Thursday for her sister, Mrs. Johnson, of Cincinnati, who with Air. nnd
Aliss Johnson, is visiting here. In the
evening there was progressive euchre,
some sixty or more participating, A
dinner in Airs. Johnson's honor was also
given, on Alonday evening, by Airs.
Wm. Fleet Robertson.
Airs. Arthur Spragge and Miss Florence Spragge, of Toronto, who have a
very pretty cottnge in tlhe Selkirks, this
province, will spend the summer there,
entertaining extensively.
* *   *
The Alisses Dupont, of Toronto, their
departure from that city for the West
having been several weeks delayed, left
the Queen City yesterday for Victorin,
and intend spending the summer here.
* *   *
His Excellency, the Governor-General,
with the Lndics Eileen nnd Violet Elliot, Alajor and Airs. Maude, attended
the horse show in Alontrenl this week,
Lady Violrt Elliot driving her own
ponies in the ring parade.
* *    *
Lady Tnpper and Air. Charles Tup-
per went to New York to meet. Sir
Hlbbert nnd Aliss Frances Tnpper on
their return from England.
* *    *
Airs. Alnitlnnd-Doiigall hns returned
from a throe months' visit to England
.■Hid is for a few weeks a guest of Airs.
Donald, Vancouver.
* *   »
Air. nnd Airs. Becker, who hnve taken
AH-.  Ambery's residence on Port  street.
gave n small but delightful Welsh rnre-
hlt party on Tuesday, after the theatre.
»   *   *
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The engagement is announced of Mr.
Lnnifoi'd XI. Richardson, of the Rnynl
Hani; nf Canarln, to Miss Hanington,
daughter nf Mrs. Prank Hanington,
*    »   *
Mrs. 0. S. Baxter gnve a small but
pretty ten yesterday afternoon for Miss
Wollaston, who is shortly to be. married,
The ten took the form of n kitchen
«   *   *
The engagement is announced of Mr.
Joseph Pomberton, of this city anil Miss
Bniss. The wedding will probably not
take place until the lnte autumn or the
early winter months.
The Tuesday Evening Danciug Club
will reorganize in November for 19(M-5.
* *   •
The young ladies' basketball team of
Xew Westminster have invited their sister plnyers of Vancouver, Seattle nnd
this city to enjoy with them an outing to
Pitt lake.
Mr. Douglas Macdonald, son of Senator W. J, Macdonald, is enjoying a
vacation at Armadale, the family residence here.
♦ *    *
Miss Brignnll, of Vancouver, is visiting with Victorin friends. 6
Wise and  Otherwise Upon the
Story of the Week's News—
"A Little Nonsense Now
and Then," Etc.
NOW is tlie day of the yellow invasion
—tan shoes.
* *   *
POSSIBLY the dogwood tree is so
named on account, of its bark.
* *   *
IT IS only a short step these days from
battleships to bottleships.
* *   *
sVANCOUVER  is to build  a distillery
and thus manufacture its own civic
* *   *
THE vice-presidency does not appear to
be so much of a burying ground as
it used to was.
* *   *
"HOIST with his own petard" as a
newspaper heading is about due for
superannuation,    along    with    the
"long-felt want."
* *   *
DIAMONDS are now found on the
streets of Vancouver. The street
railway people have just put them
* *   *
STRAWBERRIES are already in the
local market and may be enjoyed
by anyone with a few ounces of
■radium to spare.
* *   *
THE Poplar Nugget, just enlarged and
very considerably improved, is the
only nugget in the camp with nothing yellow about it.
* *   *
LUCKILY the Province prints the
names under its portraits of local
celebrities. Otherwise Magistrate
Williams would undoubtedly be mistaken for Al. Lairwdll.
* •».   *
WITH THAT wind blowing all the time
at the James Bay causeway, all that
Victoria needs to be right in line
with   giddy   Gotham is a flatiron
* *   *
IP THE manufactures committee of the
Board of Trade offered sufficient
inducements, they might be able to
get Young Corbett and Jimmy Britt
to put up a mill in this city.
* *   *
T.l ..iseball match between the first
and second teams drawn from
"Progress'" reportorial staff has
been postponed until after the Empire Day celebration.
* *   *
UPWARDS of teu thousand copper
' cents have been received in Vancouver to be put into circulation so
that everybody will soon be able
to keep evert with tlie daily papers
* *   *
THERE is one thing about those Russian giuernls—no matter how hard
they are hat they come up smiling
with a never-touched-me chortle.
* *   •
NO, GENTLE Render, the Imperial
Automatic Voting Machine you've
been reading about is not the
same as the Grit machine, of which
Hon. Clifton Sifton is allegedly chief
* *   *
WINGS Wilkinson at lnst reports was
in Jerusalem, en route to the seat
of war. He does not intend to take
any risks on Russian generals, al
though he still cherishes tho idea
of writing policies for all tlie crowned heads of Europe.
* »   *
KOOTENAY Mail publishes a half-tone
portrait of Duncan Ross, and labels
it "W. A. Gnlliher, M.P." It really'
doesn't matter. They're both from
Bruce township, Bruce county,
where the Liberal majority always
is safe to run over 400 nnd the folks
nre still casting their ballots for
Goordie Broon.
The Annual Meal.—"The ladies of the
Presbyterian church are planning to
serve lunch on the 24th of May."—New
Westminster Columbian.
* *   *
Sweets to the Sweet.—"Mr. A. J. Mc-
Kinnon has added an ice cream parlor
to his candy store."—Kamloops Standard.
* *   *
Keeping 'Em Guessing.—"It is rumored around town that the nuptials of
a prominent business man are to take
place .shortly."—Rossland  World  .
* *   *
Clever Clever.—"Herman Clever has
put up a fence to protect the trees and
sidewalk in  front of  his residence."—
New Denver Ledge.
* *   *
Lots to Smoke.—"W. H. T. Dowsing
will open a cigar store at Gold Hill and
act as townsite agent."—Poplar Nugget.
* *   *
Infringement of Copyright.—"An agitation is on foot to change the name of
Ymir to Bogustowu, but the Nelson people object."—Ymir Mirror.
* *   it.
Catches 'Em Both Ways.—"Dr.
Brandon of Trail arrived iu town Monday nnd will locate here. He will open
a drug store as well as practice his profession."—Poplar Nugget.
ti      it      ik
Smiling Superiority.—"In the dignity
of its position as a wholesale centre, Nelson now looks at Kaslo much the same
as a lion winks at a canary."—New Denver Ledge.
»   *   *
The "Ad" Always Works.—"The hen
that has had the layout in the Newmarket for some time past declared a dividend Sunday. As soon as the chicks
got out of the nest, each of tlie twelve
walked up to the bar and asked Sandy
for Sandon Bock Beer. They saw the
ad on  the  blackboard."—New  Denver
* «   *
Distributed by Retail.—"War makes
nations generous. The Japs are buying
pig lead in the States and giving it
away to the Russians."—New Denver
Players and
The Play.
"A Girl From Dixie " Fails to Deliver the Goods—Green-room
In Music's Realm
The Arion Club will give its closing
concert of tho season in the Institute hall
on Monday. As will be seen by fhe programme given helow, the concerted numbers will all be old favorites. The soloists will he Miss Spencer, of Victoria,"
and Mr. F. T. Hanlin, of Tacoma, Miss
Spencer has not been often heard in public, for she has only lately taken a place
among local singers. Her voice is a
rich contralto, and has been carefully
trained. On the few semi-public occasions on which she has sung she has
greatly delighted her audiences. Mr.
Hanlin is already favorably known to
Victorians, having sung in a previous
concert of the Arion Club. He is a man
of magnificent physique with a bass
voice' to match. An interesting story is
told of him. He was trained for the
operatic stage, and when singing before
Damrosch, that leader told him to take
off his glasses. In reply Mr. Hanlin
said fhat if he did so he could not see
the beat. He was allowed to sing his
number through, but Damrosch very reluctantly had to tell him that grand
opera and spectacles were incompatible,
and so Mr. Hanlin was obliged to seek
the concert stage and fhe studio, in both
of which spheres he has given the greatest satisfaction. In addition to the songs
by Miss Spencer and Mr. Hanlin, Dr.
Nash and Mr. Watkis will render, on
violin and piano, Greig's Sonata, Opus 8.
Following is the programme of the club's
songs: "The Homeward Watch," Henry
Smart; "Swedish Song," arranged by
Hugo Jungef; "Hush," Neidlinger; "Silent Recollection." Johannes Pasche;
"Spring Is Come." Dudley Buck; "Sou-
mi's Song," Franz Mair; "The Long Day
Closes," Sir Arthur Sullivan, and "Moon-
rise," Johannes Pasche,
The Tame Variety.—"B. Green sowed
some oats last week."—Kootenay Mail.
»   *   *
Drinks to Come Higher.—"A second
story is being added to the bar of the
Kaiser House."—Kootenay Mail.
* *   *
Lady or the Watch?—"A missing
lady's wntoli is advertised for."—Kootenay Mail.
• *   *
Accessories Before the Fact.—"The
citizens of Camborne    are    building a
bandstand."—Kootenay Mail.
* »   »
Got the Pump Fixed.—"Chnrles Ayl-
wiu has his dairy in operation again."—
New Denver Ledge.
• *   *
Swallowed the Cartoonist.—'New Denver hns a clever cartoonist in Sandy
McKay."—New Denver Ledge.
Mrs. Gideon Hicks nnd Mr. Albert T.
Gownrd mnde a very excellent impression in Tacoma last week by their singing in "Elijah." Mrs. Hicks in her singing shows the benefit of her training in
elocution, and the pure quality of her
fono nnd admirable conception of the
theme in "0, Rest in the Lord," so captured the audience that she was obliged1
to repeat the song. Mr. Goward topk
the place of Mr. E. H. Russell, who was
incapacitated by a bad throat from taking part', He appears to have charmed
his audience, which is not surprising, as
his voice is of a quality very rare among
A very successful pupils' recital was
given by Mrs. Foot in the schoolroom of
St. Barnabas' church on Thursday evening. Seventeen pupils took part, and all
gave evidence of painstaking and effective training. Tho violin students, even
those of very tender years, played uniformly wifh true intonations, while Master W. Bryce, in Roff's Cnvntinn, and
in the violin pnrt of a Reissiget trio,
gave genuine pleasure by bis finished
work. At the pinno the young performers gnve gratifying evidence of the progress mnde since their lnst recital in January. Miss Gladys Shrapnel assisted
with a spirifed and effective violin number, which was heartily applauded.
If one might have the pleasure of
bearing the numerous catchy and really
melodious ballads that make tlie sole attractiveness of "A Girl From Dixie,"
sung by fresh, sympathetic and mellifluous voices, that much-boomed Klaw and
Erlanger production of modern "comic
opera" would doubtless most agreeably
reward an evening given to it. Unfortunately the voices found in the company that did the piece here on Tuesday
evening were absolutely disappointing,
and sadly ill-chosen for an acceptable exploitation of the pretty new songs. Such
harmonious bite of popularly written
melody as Max Witt's "The Lovers' A,
B, C." and "Bubbles," A. B. Sloane's
whimsical "Dissipated Kitten," Cole and
Johnson's vary characteristic "When the
Moon Comes O'er the Hill," nnd W. M.
Cook's "The Sunflower nnd the Sun"—
they all demand daintiness and taste in
the interpretation or half their melody
and all ittheir charm is lost. And lost it
wns on Tuesday evening last. The only
song in the list escaping inartistic assassination was that of "Glory" (W. E.
Bock), which Mr. Charles K. French did I
sing with something of the fire nnd
fervor that it demands.
Aside from the interpolated lyrics, n
few of them mentioned above, "A Girl
From Dixie" has no justification for its
existence as a "comic opera," unless it
be to demonstrate effectively the absolute and complete degeneration of that
particular branch of musical composition in which the demand has long outrun the visible supply. The public is
assured upon the playbill that Harry B.
Smith is the responsible author. If that
be so. his hand hns lost its cunning since
it provided the crisp and intelligent
libretto of beloved "Robin Hood" and its
legitimate sequel and successor, fair
"Maid Mnrian." There is indeed no evident libretto to call for commendation or
to be condemned. The dialogue is
but a slender peg to hang the lyrical interjections and choruses upon, and might
with equal fairness be accredited to
stage carpenter, press agent, property
boy or electrician—indeed to anyone save
and except a recognized literateur and a
respected playwright.
"A Girl From Dixie" was evidently
slapped together to fit a chosen catchy
title, regardless of all artistic quality,
consistencies or harmonies—the purpose
being to equip a show for a quick run
through Southern territory, to gather in
Southern dollars and be seen no more.
And even so, it is to be regretted thnt
the northern scene-shifter impressnrios
should have so ill-conceived the Southerners' sentiment for the tattered uniform of Confederate grey, into each cherished shred and patch of which is woven
the heart of tihe gallant South, a treasure
for lavender to sweeten and perfume
with the yenrs. and only for loving and
understanding fingers to caress in secret.
The opera—if by n strain of conscientiousness it may be so designated
of necessity—was mntorinlly altered for
its presentation here, out of commend-
ihle regard for British feeling, tlie "Lord
Dnr.'Jiriorp"—of which Mr. Clifford Leigh
made the only convincing character in
th* enst—being quite otherwise thnn admirably developed in the finnle for American consumption.
♦ *   »
It is conceded by tlie ruling majority
of show critics that the "Four Co-
hnus" and their company put up ono
of the best entertainments on the
stage todny. With "The Governor's
Son," in which they first blossomed ns
stars, they set a pace almost without
rivalry. Now conies the second attempt, "Running For Office," which was
produced for the first time on the
stage when Vermont voted for its local
option bill, which was carried victoriously. "Running for Office" has
been styled n rural comic opera by
ninny writers, nnd. by the way, the
term is most correct. The scenes of
the play are nil lnid in Tigersville, Vermont; it is not on the map; but it is in
the piny, nevertheless. The characters
are in keeping with the surroundings and
not overdrawn, as in most enses, where
the author depicts rural atmosphere.
George Cohan pictures life there in a
most nlluring light. The musical numbers
from his pen nre most tuneful and have
alreadv become popular. "If I were Only
Mr. Morgan," and "Sweet Popularity,"
"I'll Be There in the Public Square,"
nnd "I Want to go to Paree, Papa,"
are selling briskly and one hears them
whistled wherever the company has
played. The Cohan company, which Is
under the direction of Mr. Fred. Niblo,
is now on a tour of the United Stntes
nnd Onnndn which will cover n distance
of 20,000 miles. The compnny consists
of 72 people nnd will be seen nt the Victoria theatre on the evening of the
* »   »
The husband of Lillinn Nordicn, Hcrr
7/oltnn Dochme, is fighting in the New
York Supreme Court his wife's recently
obtained divorce. Dochme claims thnt
lie hns not only advanced Mme. Nordlca
from a $50 a night concert singer to a
prima donna commanding a hundred
times that amount, but that he has spent
$33,000 on her since their marriage in
Indianapolis in 189G. His statement was
a revelation of the making and maintenance of a prima donna. He declared
that Madame Nordica carried upwards
of $100,000 life insurance, on which he
had in eight years paid out $40,000 in
premiums. He also says he has lavished
$50,000 in jewels on his wife, besides
paying $80,000 in dressmaking bills and
other proportionate expenses. Her living for the past eight years—since she
gained prestige—had averaged $20,000 a
*'   *   *
On Thursday evening The Victoria
presented another of the Sunday comic
supplement musical farces, "McFadden's
Flats," this being the second trip of nn
offering of the name through Pacific
Northwest territory. This time it is
"revised right up to date," and in the
process made infinitely worse. The company, tlie writer is informed, was hurriedly made up by Mr. J. Murray Smith
out of the people upon the roster of his
two ten-cent variety theatres at Vancouver when he closed them owing to
the ever-increasing competition. Three
days' rehearsal of the so-called comedy,
a job lot of second hand lithographs and
paper picked up in metropolitan Seattle,
and tho attraction was ready for its conquering tour.   Need any more be said?
* lit       c
Now that it is generally and positively known that this will be the last season that the famous family of farceurs,
the Four Cohans, will be seen together,
the question naturally arises, "In what
different directions will these talented
people travel next season?" Manager
Fred Niblo, who has directed their business interests so successfully for many
years, comes to the rescue with the following statement: Miss Josephine Cohan
will stnr next season with her own company in a new, high class American
comedy, "The Leading Lady," which is
now being written for her by Mr. Leslie
Corbin, the New York journalist. Geo.
M. Cohan is making stellar preparations
in    his    new    musical comedy, "Little
Johnny Jones."
* *   *
A cablegram from Mr. Leon Mooser,
"the Chas. Frohman of the Orient."
states that after a complete circuit of
the earth, he has arrived safely back at
his headquarters in Shanghai, China.
While in America he concluded arrangements with Fred Niblo, the New York
theatrical manager, whereby the latter
will organize an English Comic Opera
company for a two years' tour through
China, Japan and India. The company
will sail from San Francisco about the
middle of the coming August if the existing troubles between Japan and Russia are settled by that time. Mr. Mooser, who is a careful student of Eastern
affairs, confidently believes that all will
be serene before then,
mm   *
An incident of passing interest is the
dissolution of the old musical team and
business partnership known all over America as "Weber & Fields," which has
existed and amused New Yorkers and
visitors to Gotham for the last twenty-
six years. Weber carries on the business, and Fields has formed a partnership with Mitchell & Hamlin, nnd the
new firm will open a new theatre.
* •     •
The attention of Mr. Boscowitz no
doubt need only be directed to the fact
that there was much complaint Tues-
iliy evening at the delny of his house
patrons in being ushered to their seats,
in order to obviate a recurrence of this
seemingly general and not unjustifiable
* *     «
A fair musical vaudeville show by a
company of hurriedly scrambled together
third class stock people of limited experience about describes the Klaw nnd Erlanger production of "A Girl From
Dixie" to which Victorians were treated
—that is if one can believe it Klaw and
Erlanger's in any degree of fact.
* »   *
M'lle. Marie Floubet (Countess du
Vigney) the Parisian chanteuse, has
signed contracts with Fred Niblo to ap-
tiear in his coming production of "The
Lending Lady," in which Miss Josephine
Cohan is to star next season. This will
be M'lle. Floubefs first appearance in
* *   *
George H. Trader, whose character
work in the original Alcazar Theatre
Stock company, in San Francisco, demonstrated his possession of unusual
powers of observation nnd portraynl of
peculinrities, is prominent in the upport
of   H.   Reeves-Smith in "The African
* »   *
Crnnbrook's amnteurs composing the
Chornl Society of Knox church, hnve
been giving very sntisfnetory perform-
nnces of H. M. S. Pinnfore. The opera
is not altogether new, but wns nevertheless much npprecinted.
»   ♦   ♦
E. R. Phillips, who is plnying the
Wind Mnn in "The County Chnirmnn,"
hns signed n three yenrs contract with
Mnnnger Henry W. Snvnge.
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Barren Looking Hills and Repelling Valleys Converted Into Fertile
A few years ago Mr. R. P. Rithet, in
conversation with a then newcomer to
Victoria, said that he was endeavoring
to demonstrate a little way out of town
what can be done with the very unattractive-looking land in this vicinity. If
one drives out towards the Royal Oak
any day, summer or winter, he will see
the demonstration. There could not be
anything much more forbidding to look
upon than "Rithet's Farm" was when
the energetic owner undertook to reduce
it to cultivation. There is nothing anywhere finer now. Valleys and hills alike
bear heavy crops where the great flock
of sheep are not feeding or the sleek
horses are not in pasture. But some will
object and say that Mr. Rithet is a man
of large means and could afford to make
a farm, which is true; but it is also true
that everyone does not want to have a
farm on so large a scale. What is still
more important is also true, namely,
that Mr. Rithet's means did not make
the soil fertile. AH he did was to bring
an extremely refractory piece of land
under cultivation. Doubtless it cost a
good deal of money per acre to do it,
but the thing is done and will remain
done for all time to come, if cultivation
is continued. The thing demonstrated
by Mr. Rithet is that land, which to the
.casual observer appears valueless from
an agricultural point of view, is well
worth clearing. What he has done on
a large scale an increasing number of
people are doing every year in this
vicinity on a smaller scale, so that at
the present rate of progress it will not
he long before all the region round about
Victoria is under cultivation, except
where the rocks come to the surface, and
this is not in nearly as many places as
most people think. How much of this
progress is due to the example set by
the gentleman named cannot, of course,
be told, but so good an object lesson cannot have failed to have had an excellent
A Peculiarly Sad Sequel in Victoria to
Vancouver's Late Sensation.
A peculiarly sad sequel to tlie recent
case in Vancouver in connection with
which John Christopher, a photographer,
was arrested for taking photographs of
supposedly respectable young girls in
"the altogether," developed last week in
this city, where two of the girls who
had posed before the Vancouver camera
came to visit friends until their unexpected notoriety slhould have somewhat
faded. These two girls—Maggie Woods
and Bertha Robinson—had no sooner
reached Victoria than Dame Gossip here
was busy with their names and the poor
tattered remnants of their reputations.
They became the object of special attentions from a coterie of fast young
men, and a few days ago Ohief of Police
Langley received information that they
had rented a house in a disreputable
neighborhood amd openly embarked in
a business of vice. And they but fifteen
and sixteen years of age respectively!
Detectives Perdue and Palmer brought
the girls to police headquarters, where
they were detained until, the facts having been telegraphed to Chief North of
Vancouver, Mrs. Robinson, the mother
of the younger girl, arrived to take the
wayward pair back to the Terminal
Practical Evidence Presents Itself of the
End of All Argument.
A good deal of cross-fire has appeared
recently in the daily papers with regard
to the permission from Ottawa for the
operation of fish traps this season. It
seems, however, that the mater was settled some time ago Insofar as the business men are concerned, for work has
already begun and the traps are under
actual construction. Just what this
means t'o Victoria it is hard to estimate.
This year Messrs. J. H. Todd & Son
state in connection with the trap-nets
which they intend to operate this sea>-
son in the vicinity of Sooke harbor, that
work is rapidly proceeding. A large net
house is in course of construction at
Sooke Harbor under the superintendence
of Mr. Rocket, of Victoria. Net racks
are «>."ing erected on a large scale In
fields secured from Mr. William Muir.
The pile driver, scows and other outfit
used in construction work are already at
Sooke Hartor, and necessary piles, 600
in number, from 60 to 110 feet long, arrived last Thursday.
Necessary netting Is mostly all on the
wharf at Sooke Harbor and a gang of
men will start making it up next week.
It is expected that the driving of piles
will start next week, and it is hoped
that the traps will be built and ready
for operation by the 15th of June.
Messrs. Todd also state that they believe
theirs will be the only traps operated
this year, but purse seines will be fished
by the B. O. Packers Association and
others, This year is known as the "poor
run year." Next season, no doubt, operations will be continued on a much
larger scale, but, of course, future work
will largely depend upon the result of
this year's operations, which are, to a
certain     extent,     experimental.     The
Messrs. Todd state that they have secured a first-class plant and expect their
expenditure this year will amount to
about $25,000. This season it is proposed tuat the catch will be taken care
of at' the canneries on the Fraser, but if
their experiment proves successful, canneries will be erected nearer at hand
next year. The location has not yet
been determined, but they will doubtless be as near as possible to fhe base
of operations in order to get the salmon
packed as soon as possible after catching, and to save transportation.
Random Notes of Sport.
Terminal Railway Route Clips Half an
Hour From Victoria-Vancouver
Within the next few days the trip to j
Vancouver over the Terminal Railway
route will be shortened by half an hour.
The new line connecting Vancouver with
New Westminster has been completed
some little time, and was inspected by
Dominion Engineer Keefer over throe
weeks ago. As soon as the formal permission to use the road is given by the
railway commission, it will be opened1
for traffic. President John Hendry is
now in Ottawa making arrangements.
Trains over this line will make the trip
from Westminster to Vancouver in fifteen minutes less time than the electric
oars, and owing to the improvement in
transfer facilities another fifteen minutes will be saved.
The present Vancouver terminus is on
the west side of False Creek, near Westminster avenue, the bridge across False
Creek being only half finished. As soon
as it is completed the terminus will be
at the foot of Columbia street, near the
Royal City mills.
At the other end freight will be transferred from South Westminster by ferry
until the Fraser river bridge is formally
ooened for traffic, when it is expected
that the trains will run direct from Port
Guichon to Vancouver. The Great
Northern will also use this line to tap
Vancouver. The management anticipate
handling a large amount of traffic. The
line passes through some of the finest
land in the province, nnd this will moke
the road a profitable investment right
from the first.
Organization of Victoria Branch Is Now
Well   Under Way.
M. Duponey gave another lecture on
Tuesday evening to those Interested in
the French language and literature. A
goodly number assembled in the Balmoral parlors and were charmed with
the lecturer's brief but interesting talk
on "Girls in French Books." At the
conclusion Misa( Leiser was appointed
secretary pro-tem. and a committee, consisting of Mrs. O. M. Jones, Miss Dunsmuir, Miss Mahrer and Mr. Leverson,
with Lieut.-Col. Gregory as chairman,
was commissioned to proceed with tho
organization of a branch of La Alliance
Francaise. As stated before in this paper, the aim of the society is to encourage the study of the best in French literature. All who are interested in the
higher education should take advantage
of this opportunity to study one of the
fine arts. Miss Leiser has just sent to
Paris for some books to be the nucleus
of a library to which all of the Alliance
members will have access. Branches
have already been formed* at Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane and Vancouver, but the
local society is to excel all these in work
and interest, if not In numerical
George Sheldon-Wililanis, editor of the
British Columbia Mining Exchange,
Vancouver, and a journalist and gentleman of rare discrimination, called upon
"Progress" this week to present his
compliments nnd observe that this is one
of the brightest and most wide-awake
and interesting papers in the Canadian
west—and getting better with each successive issue. Mr. Sheldon-Williams
knows. And his own paper js evidence
thnt he says just whnt he thinks. For
the British Columbia Mining Exchange
is unquestionably one of the brightest
and most interesting, most wide-awake
and best informed and reliable and accurate and honest, nnd in every other
way commendable mining journals in all
of Canada.
Mr. Gus Hnrtnagel, for so long a time
manager of the Hotel Driard that he
has become almost recognized as a feature and a fixture of that famous
hostelry, has retired from the. control of
its affairs, which henceforward will be
directed by Mr. C. H. Harrison. The
latter hns leased the house from Mr.
Dunsinuir for a five-year period, and
will conduct it on the alternative—American or European—plan. The new
proprietor has had some 22 years experience, notably as the head and mainspring of the Rosslyn and the Abbots-
ford Inn, Los Angeles, although he hns
nlso conducted with marked success the
new St. James, at San Jose; the Hot
Springs and Upper Geyser Basin hotels,
Yellowstone Nationnl Pnrk; the Nicholas
House, Minnenpolis; the Hotel Chilberg,
Tacoma, and the Rainier-Grand, Seattle.
Have you seen the dogwood blossoms
around Elk Lake nnd nlong the road
leading from that sheet of water to
Cordova Bay? If not, you have missed
something very fine.
Cricket promises this season to retain
all us old time prestige in Victoria, the
uub with its new grounds and appointments apparently having taken on a new
lease of vigorous life. The committee
of schedules for seniors and juniors has
presented the following draft of engagements:
May 14th—Victoria vs. Navy, at the
Canteen grounds.
May 21st—Victoria vs. Garrison, at
Work Point grounds.
May 28th— Victoria vs. Seattle, on
Jubilee hospital grounds.
June 18th—Victoria vs. Navy, on Jubilee hospital grounds.
June 25th—Victoria vs. Seattle, at
Seattle grounds.
July 1st—Victoria vs. Vancouver, at
the Terminal City.
July 2nd—Victoria vs. Garrison, at
the Jubilee hospital grounds.
July 9th—Victoria vs. Navy, at the
Canteen grounds.
July 16th—Victoria vs. Garrison, at
the Work Point grounds.
July 80th—Victoria vs. Vancouver, at
the Jubilee hospital grounds.
August 6th—Victoria vs. Seattle and
Tacoma (combined), on the Jubilee hospital grounds.
August 20th—Victoria vs. Navy, on
the Jubilee hospital grounds.
August 27th—Victoria vs. Garrison,
on the Jubilee hospital grounds.
September 5th—Victoria vs. Seattle, at
«   *   »
Fourteen members of the Toronto lacrosse team of last season have been professionalized by the C. A. A. U. after
an investigation of charges against them.
The men declared professionals are: A.
Farley, W. J. Henley, F. McBride, A.
Collier, C. Queerie, F. McLaren, H.
Adamson, Hugh Lamb, A. Kirkdoow, E.
McLaren, W. Selby, G. Henderson, C.
H. Pningle and W. Jeffreys. This decision practically wipes out the Toronto
Lacrosse Club, the representatives of
which, at the annual meeting of the
Eastern League, admitted that they had
been paid last year for playing. Two important resolutions affecting amateurs
were adopted. One was that hereafter
no man once declared a professional
shall be readmitted to amateur standing.
The second resolution declared that such
applications can only be considered at
the annual meeting of the union.
* *   *
No one who appreciates the intent and
purpose of game laws can admit for a
moment aught but erroneous argument
in Mr. Young's contention that the prohibition of sale in the close season
should be made so elastic as to exclude
game birds held over from the open season. He says that rigid enforcement of
the prohibitory law will strike at the industry of canning game birds for the
market! That is precisely why it should
be enforced. If such an industry be encouraged, why good by to our game in
British Columbia.
* *   *
'\ i'l' bit is clipped from a
local paper: Capt. Sears, of the steamship Iroquois, reports that while passing
Reef point, Thetis island, Tuesday, on
tlie trip from Nanaimo, he saw a mallard duck with a flock of nine young
birds about four weeks old ahead of the
steamer. The steamer was going
straight towards them and the mother
bird would not leave them only &■ few
feet, so he changed the steamer's course
to avoid running over them, as they
could not fly.   The steamer ran within
five feet of them.
* &   *
The city schools baseball league, of
which the Centrals are last year champions, has drafted a schedule for the
season as follows:
May 14th—Central vs. North Ward.
May 21st—North Ward vs. South
May 28th—South Park vs. Central.
Juno 4th^Centrnl vs. North Ward.
June 11th—North Ward vs. South
June ISth—South Park vs. Central.
* *   *
A salutary lesson will no doubt be
taught by the conviction of Robert Ers-
kine for laying poison without complying with the formalities of general notification required by law. There were,
perhaps, many who did not know of tlie
law in this regard. And it is a law of
which there cannot be too general knowledge for the public protection.
* *   ♦
Pheasants are unusually plentiful at
Oolwood. Farmers there complain that
they cannot sleep o'mornlngs because the
cocks salute the day beneath their windows. Witli a good breeding season
there should be nn abundance of sport
this autumn with the long-tailed ones.
* *   »
The Toronto Globe has espoused the
enuse of the British Columbia lumbermen, saying that nside from their request for a duty on imported American
lumber their demands are rensonnble.
TTnhnppily this sums up their demands
insofar  as   the  federal  government is
»     ♦     «
The Victoria Lacrosse Club, for t'he
encouragement of the junior players, will
give medals to reward the winning intermediate and junior teams of the city.
«     •     ♦
Sportsmen in the Rossland neighborhood are talking of introducing pheas
ants, but there is considerable doubt as
to whether they would eat buds as do
the grouse.
Mr. P. S. Lampman won from Mr,
Combe in playing off their tie for the
cup emblematic of the best average in
the season's medal rounds of the Victoria Golf Club. Mr. Combe (owe 1) did
the round in 82, or 83 nett. Mr. Lamp-
man's score was 99—17 or 82 nett, he
therefore winning by a stroke.
* »   *
The Y. M. C. A. tennis players start
practice this week at their new courts,
on Mrs. Wolfenden's lawn, Menzies
street. Anyone wishing to join the club
should make early application to the
general secretary of the Y. M. C. A.
* »   »
Victoria's baseballers lost the first of
the season's games last Saturday, errors,
poor sticking and worse baserunning contributing to the defeat. Bellingham
proved very smart in the field, and won
out, C—2.
* *   *
Smith, the Victoria catcher, has got
a new job at White Horse, a new wife,
and a new ball team. He has been replaced on the local nine by McManus.
To-day Victoria plays Columbia University.
* *   *
Forty-eight senior, intermediate and
junior lacrossists turned out for practice
in one single afternoon at New Westminster this week.
* •   •
Vancouver will send both senior and
junior fours to row against the J. B. A.
A. stalwarts on regatta day.
* *   *
According to proclamation in the last
Gazette, a close season for elk in the
Kootenay is made for the next three
years, from May 16th.
* *   *
Good progress is being made with the
preparation of the tennis courts of the
Sergeants' Club,    on    Paradise street,
Work Point.
* *   *
Dan McLeod had little difficulty in defeating John. Berg in their wrestling
match, winning three falls, although
Berg put up a game exhibition and scored
once against the veteran of the mines
and mat.
* *   *
Nelson is planning a public recreation
park with horse and cinder tracks, and
ample space for lacrosse, baseball, football, cricket, etc.
«   *   »
H. M. S. Flora defeated Vancouver
in the first cricket of the season by 96
to 7S in a single innings game.
* »   *
Two Feathers lost in his match with
Davies, tlie Nanaimo wrestler.
* *   »
Washington University will send over
its crack four to race the Big Four in
the Empire Day regatta.
*     *     *
Portland has joined the Northwest
Lacrosse League.
Eagle City Stampedes En Masse—Something of a Wire Fence.
Latest advices from the North contain
the interesting information that the
strike made recently opposite Eagle
City caused a stampede tfhat ended in
all the ground on the right limit of tlie
Yukon being staked to the boundary.
In fnct quite a number who held Canadian free miners' certificates were unable to stake on this side of the line.
When the news of the prospects obtained on the bar opposite Eagle was spread
in the town, there were many who laughed at the idea of such riches being so
near nt hand, and (to them) in so unlikely a plnce. But "gold is where one finds
it," and encb one returning hnd such
good reports of the pnnning done that
the entire town and tho garrison as well
turned out to become mine owners. A
barbed wire fence could easily be made
now for more than ten miles along the
shore, the stakes being sufficiently close
together for that extravagant distance.
Good prospects have been obtained nlong
tfhe entire shore of the river to the bound-
nry line. From Dnwsnn the word comes
thnt the big hydraulic plnnt put in at
enormous expense some years ago by
Cecil Cole on Last Chance, to elevate
water to Treasure Hill, will once more
be started up. After remaining idle for
two yenrs, the ground hns been fnken
by Albert Trabold on n lny which nlso
includes tho use of the pumping plnnt.
It is known thnt some of the richest dirt
in all the Klondike is found on Treasure
Hill, which is now the property of the
Treasure Hill Mining Company.
"Progress—nee 'Truth' " published hy
C. H. Lugrin with C. H. Gibbons ns
associate editor is nn interostini weekly
of Victoria. The typographical nppenr-
nnce of the n.iper is nttrnctive, nnd with
the two well known newspnpermen ns
editors we anticipate n most successful
career for 'Progress.'"—Mount Plensant
English Watch Repairing
Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller,
99 Douglas St., Victoria,
Opposite Porter's Butcher Shop
Appraiser and Commission Agent
Office S3 Blanchard Street.
Phone B518.
While house-clennine last week the
fact wns made apparent that cleanliness is not nlwnys next to godliness."—
■Ponlar Nugget.
L*D. L'Y.
Iron, Steel,
ill and Mining
Supplies a
Unioalli de
Shirts and Overalls
Wholesale Merchants and
Established 1863,       Incorporated icjoa.
Woodmen of the World.
Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays. Assessments are
due and payable on the first day of the month.
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 Melaeurler, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, lqi Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order of Eagles,
Victoria Aerie No. 12 1**. O. H. meets every
Wednesday evening in Kagte Hall, Adelphl
Block, at 8:30 p, m. Sojourn ng brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, W« President; Frank
LeRoy, W. Secretary.
ourt North cm  Liflht, No. 3935.
a. O. F.
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday in each month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton,
Knlflhts of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets nt their Hall, cor.
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at 8
p.m.   Sojourning brothers nre always wel oome
J.II. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.&S.
Box S44.
Juvenile Ancient Order ol Foresters
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
at K. nf P. Hall. Adult Foresters arc always
welcome. S. I. Redgrave, President; J. H.
Mansell, Secretary.
Court Vancouver, No. 575S, a. O. P.,
Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays K. oj P. Hnll, cor
Pandora and Douglas Sts. Visiting Brothers are
cordially invited.
Sidney Wilson, Secretary 8
The Realm
of Sports
Victoria is Out for the Pennant—A
Sportsman's Paradise—Fishing Improving.
Lacrosse, the good old national game—
and with the exception perhaps of ice
hockey, the best and fastest game of
all—is to boom this season in Victoria!
That has a stereotype look and sound,
but its a great big fact this time. The
Mainland brethren are even going so far
as to prophesy that this season's Victoria
twelve will be the pennant winners.
And on paper there is justification for
their view. Anyone who takes the
trouble to visit Caledonia Park these Sne
afternoons or evenings will see that the
boys are working for a win. And it is
training and team rehearsal that count
most for success.
Besides the twolve promises to be tlie
strongest, the fastest, and the heaviest
that Victoria has sent on the field for
many a season—all good expert stick-
handlers and tried players of the best of
games. With the arrival of West of
Winnipeg, one is able to get something
of a fair line on the prospective makeup of the team. Tlie twelve chosen to
fight for champions' distinction will be
made up out of the following timber;
West, a clever home man who shows up
well in practice; Cullin (the captain and
a veteran); Cnttinaugh, Belfrey, Mc-
Corvie, White, Smith, Cowan, Williams,
O'Brien, Peele, McConnell, Jesse, Dewar
and Wolfenden.
This aggregation tips the hay scales
at a little 'above a ton and a quarter—
2,563 pounds to be properly precise—
which makes the 'average weight of tlie
Individual players 170 pounds, Williams
and Cnttinangh at 190 being tlie heavyweights and Cowan (135) the baby of
the bunch. This is a good husky lot,
and everyone is a player. With a continuance of the hard preparatory work that
is now being done there is no earthly
reason why they should not bring home
the coveted pennant to the Capital.
It is practice—practice—practice that
county from this time on.
There is a little disappointment over
the fact that Taylor of the Brnntfords
will not come here this season, as he is
a star centre and would have been just
the chap to hold down Tumbull of the
Royal City, but even without Taylor
the team will .do and do very nicely,
thank you.
The season was to have opened at
Vancouver to-day, the locals playing
Westminster in that drawn game upon
the outcome of which depends the Royal
City's one remaining chance of getting
another try for 1003 distinction. Vancouver, like Russia, wasn't exactly
ready, however, and therefore asked a
necessary postponement. And the
Royal City men somewhat characteristically protested that if there was any
postponement they would withdraw from
the championship lists.
Of course they wouldn't think of making good on any such a bluff, for lacrosse
and the royal salmon nre about all that
keep Westminster in the eye   of    the
world, and they cannot afford to let any
■pettiness ot   their own   rob  them   of
their one avenue of escape from civic
stagnation at the same time that the fish
traps seem to promise a display of tlie
. No Thoroughfare sign upon   the   other.
Naturally, however, Victoria wanted to
know just how this city stood  in  the,
event of Westminster electing  to   per-!
form    the spoilt child    act   suggested.'
President Hooper accordingly wired the
officers of the Vancouver lacrosse club
for information as to the possible effect j
on this year's   championship   schedule,
The answer from   both   Qnigley    and
Suckling was positive and eminently sat-1
isfying—Vancouver will play all dates,,
e'en should the heavens fall—particularly will she be here with bands playing
and colors flying on the 24th.
Which is just as it should be.
The Victorias, through the liberal
terms offered by the owner of the Caledonia grounds, Mr. Todd, will have accommodations better than ever for spectators during the coming season. The
prices of admission too will be right—
and no one doubts that the public will
do their share.
♦   *   «
Two historic photographs found a place
on the bulletin board at Campbell &
Cnllin's corner during the present week,
commanding the curious interest of all
lacrosse enthusiasts. The one was a
group portrait of the first duly organized
twelve in Victoria or in British Colum-
bin, taken in 1881, on n field not far from
Christ church cathedral now covered
with city buildings. The pioneer players
pictured nre: W. Wadhams, A. Cameron, A. Crease. W. nnd R. McDonald, F.
G. Walker, If. D. Pinlayson, H. Smith.
' '.ms, if. nnd W. Beaven, ami
R. Harvey. These nre nil a past generation insofar as lacrosse is now conccrn-
,,-i, The other portrait shows the
twelve of 1887. the first year, by the
way, in which inter-city matches were
played in British' Columbia. In it. the
Individ if a Is are more of the present time,
nnd flic photograph therefore creates n
livelier interest and more absorbing attention; The players pictured nre;
Skene Lowe, Charles Hall, the Into Walter Morrow. H. Wootton, George Led-
ingham,  Dr. Quinlan, J. McLennan, E.
...i, i\. liallentyne, W. G. Mackenzie, C. J. Bush, Wade, Lossee, W.
Ledingham, and Frank Bodwell.
* . *   *
Otto Schoen, who has just returned
from a year's shooting and trapping in
the northern part of the Island, declares
that there is no better field for the true
sportsman the world over. The greater
part of Mr. Schoen's time was spent
north of Vernon lake and at the headwaters of Davie river, from which he
brought down upwards of $1,000 worth
of choice furs.
"On Davie river I discovered several
large uncharted lakes which drained
into that stream." says Mr. Schoen. "I
was the first time a canoe was ever
taken over the Davie river. In many
places it was necessary to portage past
some of the large canyons. Some of
these were over 70 feet high. I wns,
however, equipped with tackle and 200
feet of stout rope for such contingencies.
Last June I met the Dawson survey
party at the mouth of the Davie river
nnd spent some time near them. I parted company with them in the last of
June. From that time I did not see a
human being or hear the sound of a
human voice until April 20th, when I
reached the Salmon river. At no time
did I discover any traces to indicate
that nny person had ever been over the
Davie river country. I found it in many
places a beautiful, fertile, flat country,
open in many places. In others there
were immense tracts of splendid fir nnd
"The hunting is simply unparalleled.
Elk abound, and so tame were they,
never having seen man before, that I
could almost lay my hand upon them
when I approached, before they would
allow their natural timidity to overcome their curiosity. Then they
would back away from me until they
felt safe, when they would turn and
run off. It was no uncommon thing to
see herds of 15 or 20 grazing together.
"Everywhere there were lnrge numbers of benr, cougars, lynx, wolves,
mountain sheep and deer of all kinds.
Owing to the very heavy snow of last
winter the deer found it hard to exist
and fell an easy prey to the numerous
bands of wolves. I think it is not too
much to estimnte that fully 75 per
cent, of the deer in that country were
killed last winter by the wolves. Their
carcasses would often be lying thick
wihere they had been slaughtered by the
wolves, who had merely killed them aud
eaten the brains.
Mr. Schoen had many adventures
which would hnve amply satisfied the
seeker after novel experiences and exploits in the wilds. Once he had his
enmp established on the bank of Lake
Vernon, where he built a comfortable
cabin. In one night the waters of the
lake rose so high that his cabin floated off as he slept. Waking he found
that he was drifting out into the lnke.
He managed to make fast to a snag,
and then tried, to swim ashore where
he could get (his canoe. He was unable to make the distance, but fortunately renehed the remains of his
wood house, Which wns also adrift. On
thnt he clung till morning, when he managed to swim ashore. Taking his canoe,
which had fortunately been made fast,
he paddled out and secured his cabin,
which he towed bnck to dry land.
Describing the abundance of game
of all kinds, Mr. Schoen said that in
one day he killed five lnrge black bear.
Wolves and cougars nightly congregated
round his solitary cabin and made the
night hideous with their yells, Since
April 1st he could not shoot them, as he
hnd but six shells left, which he hnd to
reserve to secure meat to replenish his
larder. This fact the wolves nnd con-
gars seemed to be aware of, for they displayed greater daring when they were
* *   *
Fishing is improving. Let the glnd
news he shouted throughout the land.
The rivers are going down to a respectable level, the water is clearing, nnd the
temperature of the wnter rising. At
Cowichnn recently some splendid bugs
have been made, the tributary streams
being particularly satisfactory. Mr.
Whittaker and a companion on Sunday
hist got over 100 fish—over 00 lbs.— to
their two rods, which isn't nt nil bad
even for the illustrious Cowichan. At
Shawnigan, too, better luck was the general portion. One basket of fourteen
fine fish—not a small one among them—
was got by trolling, while users of the
Jock Scot bad no complaints to offer. At
the other lakes in this vicinity the same
report, of hotter fishing is made.
* *    *
Mr. F. F. Paget, who some few yenrs
ago spent a season very profitably and
enjoyiibly unions the caribou and other
big gnme of northern British Columbia,
was a passenger bnck to America by the
Empress of India last Tuesday. He
■.,..,, been shooting the royal tiger nnd
some smaller fry in India, nnd had his
share of adventures such ns one rends
ah ait in the Strand nnd Wide World
magazines. But after nil he inclines to
in opinion thnt one can have just ns
good snort nnd come quite ns close to
(lent!i among the big -'nine of this province ns in Tinlin.
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Fruit, Etc
89 Johnson St., Phone 621.
2" Government St.. Phone 5c
A primary food tor baby chicks up to five weeks old. (Priee 10-pound snek for 50c).
This loud 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=80 Yates St.
Paul's Cleaning
and Pressing  Works
Wf>y2 Douglas St.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothes Cleaned
and Pressed Equal to New.
Phone 1012,
Bedding Plants
Bedding Annuals
At Cheap Prices.
Lists Post Free.
Johnston's Seed Store
and Lawn Tennis
Goods at
We have the Largest and  Best Assorted   Stock  of Fishing
Tackle in the city to select from.
Agents for J. and J. Taylor's Safes and Vault Doors.
Agents for Spaul ing Bros* Base Balls and Athletic Supplies.
Once a wearer; always a wearer.i
No. 16.
If you have never worn SOROSIS,
you have a delightful shoe experience in store for you. You
have still to realize how much
shoe satisfaction can be bought
for $4.50. No other shoe looks
as well, fits as well, or wears as
well. Once tried, always worn.
The Paterson
Shoe Co., Ld.
Sole agents for British Columbia..
Demands a good, reliable, safe and yet cheap Disinfectant. If you
study the health of your family and the goodwill of your neighbors,
you will use a disinfectant—and a poor one is dear at any price.
We confidently recommend Hydrotcrejsol as the best universal Disinfectant offered the public to-day. It can be put to a
thout-and and one uses; in the dwelling house, in the back-yard
drains, wood shed, cattle and horse stables, poultryyardsandinfaot
any place requiring the Cleansing and Purifying Effect of a
Disenfeotant. It is five t mes stronger than Crude Carbolic Acid,
containing as it does half its weight of Cresylic Acid; and It Mixes
Readily With Water' forming a soap solution which Crude Carbolic Acid does not. Horticulturists use it with splendid results for
spraying. Dog Fanciers find it excellent for keeping down fleas and
beautif \ ing tho coats of their pets. Sold in 25c and 50c Dottles, also
by the gallon by
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9 Johnson St.,      PIONEER DRUG STORE.
QUEEN S        Telephone 32
MARKET *:°-•»*>'--
Cor. Gov't and Johnson Sts., Victoria.
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Majesty's
Royal Navy, the Dominion Government etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
Toilet Ware
The best 10-piece Toilet in the market
at J2.50 per set. Also Gilt-Lined at $3.50,
$3-75. $4-oo, $4.50 and up.
See our windows for Woodenware, etc.
It is a rank absurdity that the small
bridges within the city limits should be
placarded  with  notices forbidding  persons to trot their horses over them.   To
build il bridge within a city not fit to trot
11 horse over, is little short of criminal,
because such a bridge must be unsafe
tor traffic.    It is nlso absurd that people are expected  to  wnlk  their horses
j over the Point Ellice bridge.   If it is not
1 strong enough to permit horses to trot
I over, it ought  to have been  ninde so
i in the first instance.   Probably when the
' .Tunics Tiny  embankment is finished, 11
, sign  will bo put up there warning the
' public iigninst going across it at a pnee
1 faster thnn  a walk.
Price's Cold Medal Brand Choco
lutes and   Confectionery are the Catsup
Purest and Rest made.    Ask your
An appetizer, relish and stimu-
lallt—price's Gold Medal  Brand
Eyres for Enlargements.
W. H. Adams,
Importer of Pire Arms, Pishing Tackle,
Base Ball, Lawn, Tennis, Cricket and Gen'
eral Sporting Goods, Cutlery, Etc.
Dame Fashion has decreed that
Fancy Vests shall be us^ this season, not sparingly, but a whole lot.
That's why we are showing such a
splendid lot of them in the newest
designs, from the King of Fancy
Vest Makers.
Hatters and
64 Government Street
Somethis g New in
"THE PIERCE" cushion
Frame and Spring Porks. The
most comfortable wheel manufactured. Especially adapted for elderly people.
We are also sole agents for such
well known makes as
You can save five per cent, by buying your wheel from us.
Renting and Repairing a Specialty
114 Yates Street.     Phone B800
ft. Harris
Yacht, Launch, Boat and Canoe
Builder.   Repairs etc.
55 Work St., * Rock Bay.
Wholesale Druggists,
Victoria and Vancouver, B. C.
T. M. Henderson, Pres. H. McDowell, Vice-Pres.
Wm. Henderson, Sec.-Treas.
Tents! Tents! Tents!
We rent tents cheaper than ever; new and second-hand. We
have a large assortment of tents, bugs and covers-all grades;
sizes nnd prices, nt the largest and best equipped sail loft and
tent factory in the city,    Established twenty-two years,
125 GOVERNMT ST., Up-stairs
F. JEUNE & BR©S., Proprietors,
Practical Sail and Tent Makers, Victoria, B. C,


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