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Lieut. Arthur Bromley, R. N., and Miss May Dunsmuir Principals S
in a Fashionable Wedding. \
At the Church of the Holv Saviour, Victoria West, at nine o'clock yesterday evening, Rev. W. D.
Barber, M.A., the rector, solemnized the marriage of Lieutenant Arthur Bromley, R.N., son of Sir Henry
Bromley, of Stoke Hall, Newark, Nottingham, and Laura Mary (May), third daughter of Hon. James Dunsmuir, former Premier of British Columbia, amd Mrs. Dunsmuir, of Burleith. The wedding, which had been
regrettably the subject of postponement in consequence of the serious illness of the bride's brother, Mr.
R. William Dunsmuir, had been looked forward to with eager anticipations bv local society for weeks—nor
did the incidental interest lose piquancy by reason of the fact that it was perhaps the first fashionable marriage in this province to be solemnized at an advanced hour of the evening, the guests accordingly attending in evening attire. The result, even although the sun had sunk in the Western sea some hours earlier,
with a beaming benediction to the bride, was quite the most brilliant church marriage witnessed in this
Pacific capital within many months. The church decorations, in white foxglove, canterbury bells and palms,
provided a fitting setting for the picture—a naval wedding, and therefore an especially attractive one. Hon.
Mr. Dunsmuir gave his daughter away, while Mr. Bromley-Wilson, brother of the groom, attended him. The
bridesmaids were Misses Bessie, Muriel and Kathleen Dunsmuir, sisters of the bride; Miss Bromley, the
bridegroom's sister; Miss Rithet, Miss Vernon, Miss Joan Parry and Miss Lucy Little—the two latter winsome little maidens acting as train-bearers. The ushers were Lt. Blandy, R.E., Lt. Rose, R.N., Dr. Scribner,
R.N., Lt. Ducat, R.N., Mr. Jack Rithet and Mr. T. E. Pooley. On the conclusion of the short but beautiful
service, the wedding party were driven to Burleith, where a reception was held, prior to the departure of
Lieut, and Mrs. Bromley for Vancouver, whence they leave to-day en route to England.
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A Pretty Church Ceremony.
The marriage, which was solemnized at the Church of the Holy Saviour—of whichj incidentally, the
bride has been an attendant since her
childhood—was something of an innovation in Victoria^ being at the fashionable hour of nine. The wedding
party proper and the guests attended
therefore in evening attire, the strikingly beautiful toilettes of the ladies,
the brilliance of the naval and military uniforms, and the exceedingly
tasteful and harmonious floral adornment of the sacred edifice combining
to produce a picture charming in its
composition and brilliant in its rich
White canterbury bells with palms,
smilax and white foxglove were chiefly utilized in the church decoration,
the puritv of tone secured by the adoption of this gleamiiur green and
white color scheme being distinctly
notable. Altar, chancel, choir stalls
and aisles—all were an artist's study
in subdued color and fragrance, tn
most effective foil for the animation
imparted by the fashionable company.
The guests arrived from eight
o'clock and "uite filled the church ere
the appointed hour came round, the
ushers discharging their important
functions with celerity and an utter
absence of confusion.
It was a few moments before nine
when the groom-to-be arrived, attended by his brother, Mr. Bromley-
Wilson, attired in the strikingly picturesque uniform of the South Notts
Imperial Yeomanry, of which he is an
Their waiting was of brief duration,
the charming bride verv shortly thereafter entering upon the arm of her
father, and passing quickly to join
her fiance at the altar.
Her gown was a marvellously rich
creation in chiffon cloth, Princcsse,
and of course decollete, jeweled and
embroidered in opals with an effective
girdle of these many-tinted gems,
full court train of the same material, the gown having been designed
and jewelled in Paris, although made
in San Francisco by the Misses Cox,
whotij honor it was to be entrusted
with the preparation of the elaborate
trousseau. The sleeves of the magnificent bridal gown were of Lear
lace; the veil being of tulle, and the
wreath of the traditional orange blossoms—the same by the way as worn
by the bride's mother when she accompanied her husband to the altar-
caught up with a resplendent diamond
star, the gift of the happy groom. The
bride wore but a few other diamond
ornaments, and these of special lustre,
and no rings.
Her bouquet was a fragrant shower '
of the largest and fairest white bridal
The bridesmaids were four in number, the Misses Dunsmuir, sister of
the bride, Bromley, sister of the
groom, Vernon and Rithet: with four
charming little maids-of-honor, Misses
'Muriel and Kathleen Dunsmuir, other
sisters of the chief personage in the
ceremony, Miss Joan Parry and Miss
Lucy Little, the trust of train-bearers
being proudly borne by the two latter.
The bridesmaids were uniformly
gowned in white chiffon brilliante,
trimmed with berthas of old veal lace
and sashes of soft, wide ribbon, their
bouquets being of pink bridesmaids'
roses. The four children wore dresses
of accordeoii-pleatcd chiffon brilliante, their bouquets also being of
bridesmaids' roses. The groom's gift
to each of the bridesmaids was a gold
anchor brooch, with his own and his
bride's initials in lustrous pearls.
As the In'ide upon Ihe arm of her
father passed up the aisle and the rector, Rev. W- D. Barber, begaji the
impressive shorter service of the
Sfkiirch, the swelling notes of the
bridal prelude from "Lohengrin"
floated through the chtu'ch, the special
organist, Mr. G. Jennings Burnett,
providing this famous musical accompaniment through the service.
Upon the pronouncement of the benediction of the nuptials, and the return of the wedding party from the
vestry for the signing of the register,
Mendelssohn's immortal march was
played as the company left the
church, its music mingling with the
melody of the bells.
The ushers were Lieutenant
Blandy, R.E., Lieutenant Rose, R.N.,
Dr. Scribner, R.N., Lieutenant Ducat,
R.N., Mr. Jack Rithet and Mr. T. E.
Needless to say the environments
of the Church of the Saviour were
crowded by friends and well-wishers
of the wedded pair to witness their
exit from its portals, and generous
and spontaneous were the expressions
of good wishes for happiness of bride
and groom as they and their party
took carriages for Burleith, the home
of Hon. and Mrs. Dunsmuir.
Reception at Burleith.
It was at Burleith; the beautiful
home of the bride's parents, that the
reception was held, the grounds and
drives approaching the homelike mansion being transformed for the nonce
into a veritable fairvland of light,
color and harmony. Electrical science
and engenuity had vied with nature
in the investment of the scene with
a magic charm. Through the umbrageous drives, the attests passed under chains and arches of vari-colored
lights, half-hidden in the greenery of
shrub and tree and hedge, the white
radiance of countless incandescent
bulbs being softened and blended into
bulbs being toned and blended into
the softer and more romantic light of
quite as battling a multitude of Japanese lanterns; and the mystic chaa'm
of fairyland being extended to the
very dons of Burleith House.
Lieutenant Bromley and his bride
received in the drawing room immediately to the right of the main entrance hall, this apartment being a
bower of regal roses in itself—roses
of cream, of white, of damask—roses
innumerable—roses everywhere. There
must have been quite five hundred
dozen perfect specimens of the queen
of flowers employed in the adornment
of this and the connecting apartments.
In addition to the profusion of
roses, perhaps partiallv in honor of
Midsummer Dav particularly artistic
decorative genius was shown in the
embellishment of the corner seat—a
gem indeed—and in the effective
working out of a window lattice
screen of roses, picked out with tiny
incaiidescents, beneath which bride
and groom received and acknowledged
the cordial felicitations of their
For the convenience of the occasion, the music room had been converted into a surmer room, and here
again the artistic inclination of family and assisting friends to do justice
to a great occasion, made itself manifest. The color scheme here was
wholly pink and green. The central,
circular table, set for twenty, was re-
Served for the bride and groom, the
bridesmaids, groomsman and ushers.
Above it streamers of smilax were
pendant from the chandelier, while
pink bridesmaids' roses and white
carnations constituted the table's
floral treasures, in most harmonious
and graceful arrangement.
Bridesmaids' roses,smilax and pink
carnations gave color and contrast to
the other numerous tables, while the
mantel was worked out effectively in
combinations of pink peonies and
white foxgloves.
Continued on page 2.
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(Continued from page 1.)
The verandahs had been closed in
with Neapolitan hangings, and in
some mysterious recess the fine or-
crestra of the Fifth Regiment, C.A.,
under the direction of Mr. J. M. Finn,
discoursed entrancing music,       .    ,
The dining room proper, transformed into a second drawing room,
was a study in bewitching yellows-
Icelandic poppies, pansies and begonias being chiefly utilized.
The limitations of space and pressure of time—for it was not until almost midnight that the reception actually ended—sternly interdict any attempt to present herewith a comprehensive reference to the exquisite
toilettes worn at the reception; while
equally impossible is it to complete a
list of those having the honor of
being invited to be present.
A few of the gowns worn by those
within the family or intimate friendly
circle may, however, be mentioned:
Mrs. Dunsmuir, mother of the bride,
was gowned in an effective Parisian
costume of white lace, trimmed with
pink panne; and wore a magnificent
diamond tiara, necklace and ornaments.
Lady Bromley's gown was of sapphire blue velvet, trimmed with rich
•ld Brussels lace; she too wore a
tiara i f splendid diamonds, with other
family jewels.
Mrs. Wassan was gowned in pale
pink sheared crepe de chene, with
string-colored lace.
Mrs. Parry—White satin with
hand-painted lace.
Mrs. Little's gown was a wonderfully beautiful creation in chiffon de
mousselaine, trimmed with brocaded
white chiffon velvet and silver.
Mrs. C. A. Vernon—Black crepe.de
Mrs. Freeman—Effective gown of
black lace.
Mrs. R. W. Dunsmuir's strikingly
handsome gown was of black cut jet,
exceedingly becoming.
Mrs. Arthur W. Jones—Gown of
white satin and old lace.
Miss Loewen-^White sheared satin.
Mrs. Ling—Pale mauve mousselaine de soie.
Mrs. R. H. Pooley was gowned in
white crepe de chene.
Mrs. Goodrich was becominely
gowned in white with lace.
Mrs. Bland wore ecru colored lace
over green satin.
Mrs. Prior was much admired in an
effective "own of black chiffon.
Mrs. Poolev wore black lace over
Miss Flumerfelt's gown was of
white, with mother-of-peaii spangles.
Miss Norma Flumerfelt was prettily attired in becoming pink.
Mrs LePoer Trench wore white
with exquisite lace.
Among those honored with invitations to the wedding may be mentioned Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Prentice,
Mr. and Mrs. Ling, Mrs. McCallum,
Miss MacLaren, Captain and Mrs.
Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Innes, Dr. and
Mrs. 0. M. Jones, Mr. Cassidy, Mr.
and Mrs. Holland, Mr. Gompertz,
Dr. and Mrs. Bancroft, Captain and
Mrs. Parry, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon,
Mrs. MacTavish, Mr. Hungerford-Pol-
len, Dr.and Mrs.Wassan, Mr. and Mrs.
Eberts, Captain and Mrs. Porter, Mr.
Alexis Martin, Colonel and Mrs.
Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Mnrpole, Dr.
and Miss Davie, Judge and Mrs.
Spinks, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Bullen,
Captain and Mrs. J. W. Troup, Miss
Loewen, Mrs. Loewen, Colonel and
Mrs. Jones, Mr. Powell, Mr. Goward,
Miss A. Bell, Miss Bodwell, Mr. R.
Troup, Mr. Lindsay, Mr. H. M. Hills,
Mr. and Mrs. Courtney, Mr. and Mrs.
Gillespie, Hon. F. Hood, Miss Holmes,
Major and Mrs. Bland, Mr. and Mrs.
Langley, Mrs. Charles, Miss Lowry,
Mr. and Mrs. Dobell, Mr. and Mrs.
Woods, Mr. Taylor, Miss Trevor. Dr.
and Mrs. C. J. Fagan, Colonel Gregory, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Davis, Mr.
and Mrs. Luxton, Mr. and Mrs.
Spratt, Captain Bowdler, Mr. and
Mrs.; Gunn, Mr. Guiin, Jr.. Miss
Eleanor Readway, Mr. and Mrs.
Flumerfelt, and the Misses Flumerfelt, Colonel Hon. E. G., Mrs.
and Miss Prior, Mr. H. K. Prior, Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Poolev. Mr. and Mrs.
Gavin H. Burns, Mr. and Mrs. E.
Crow Baker, Mrs. and Miss Clapham,
Mr. Roland Stuart, Mr. T. E. Pooley,
Mr. and Mrs. Poolev, Mr. French, Mr.
and Mrs. Best, Mrs. Matthews, Cap-
;ain and Mrs. Irvin" Mr. J. A. Rithet,
Miss Rithet, Lieutenant Blandy, Miss
\. Pooley, Miss Beth Irving, Mrs.
Rithet, Cantain Popliaim. Mr.,' Mrs.
nnd Miss Vernon, Mr. A. and Miss
Macdonald. Mr. and Mrs. Burton,
Hon. P. AE. and Mrs. Irvins:, Dr.,
Mrs. and the Misses Prfwell, Captain
Williams. Rev. W. D. Birber.    Mr.
and Mrs. Pemberton, Dr. Robertson, j
Mr. and Mrs. ,Rhodes, Mr. Genge,
Chief Justice and Mrs. Hunter, Mr.,
Mrs. and Miss Mara, Commodore and
Mrs. Goodrich, Mr. B. H. T. Drake,
Mr. and Mrs. Barnard, Mrs. Hanington, Mr.,Mrs. and Miss Little, Captain
aud Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Roper, Mrs.
and Miss Macnaughton-Jones, Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Beaven, Mr. Newton, Mr.
Milne, Sir Henry and Lady Crease,
Mrs. Mills, Miss Boswell, Hon. and
Mrs. Cecil Edwardes and very many
A Few of the Presents.
The billiard room, lightly decorated
in smilax and syringa, was devoted
to a display of many of the handsome
gifts received by the bride and groom
as souvenirs of their marriage day,
aud souvenirs also of the affection in
which Mrs. Bromley is held by her
many Victoria friends and acquaintances, whose congratulations and
good wishes accompany her over the
sea. A large number of the wedding
gifts are not included in the appended list, they being from Old Country
friends, and awaiting them at Stoke
Hall. Among others, however, may
be mentioned those:
From the bridegroom — Diamond
star, diamond ring and antique enamelled French watch.
Mr. James Dunsmuir—Cheque.
Mrs. Dunsmuir—diamond hoop ring
and silver prayer book initialled in
Misses Bessie, Elinor, Marion, Muriel and Kathleen, and Master James
Dunsmuir—Diamond ring.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin W. Dunsmuir—
Pearl hoop ring.
Dowager Lady Bromley—Carbuncle
aaul diamond bracelet.
Sir Henrv and Lady Bromley and
Miss Bromley—Diamond star.
Mr. Bromley-Wilson—Diamond and
opal brooch.
Mr. H. A. Bromley—Damascene
card case.
Mr. and Mrs. iLttle—Silver decanter.
Captain and Mrs. Freeman—Cut-
glass bowl.
Mrs. Roper—Turquoise hatpin.
Mrs. and Miss Macnaughton-Jones
^Cut-glass bowl.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beaven—Vase.
Mr. Newton—Cut-glass vases.
Mr. Milne—Silver bonbon dishes.
Lady Crease—Water color.
Mr. Alexis Martin—Cut-glass bonbon dishes.
Captain and Mrs. Porter—Vase.
Mrs. Eberts—Rose bowl.
Dr. and Mrs. Wassan—Bonbon
Mr. Hungerford-Pollen—Silver jug.
Mrs. MacTavish—Feather fan.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon—Two drawn
tea cloths.
Captain and Mrs. Parry—Two silver flower bowls.
Dr. and Mrs. Bancroft—Bronze
Mr. GomDertz—Cut-glass bottle.
Mr. and Mrs. Holland—Silver salts
Mr. Cassidv—Cut-glass bowl.
Mr. and Mrs. Innes—Cut-glass dish.
Dr. and Mrs. Oswald Meredith
Jones—Silver picture frame.
Toss and Jessie—Silver picture
Captain and Mrs. Gibson—Centrepiece.
Miss MacLaren—Water color picture.
Mrs. McCallum—Picture.
Mr. and Mrs. Ling—Teaspoons.
Mr. and Mrs. Prentice—Silver
smelling salts bottle.
Mag'or and Mrs. Bland—Mosaic
photograph frame.
Miss Holmes—Cut-glass dish.
Hon. F. Hood—Silver photograph
Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie—Silver photograph frame.
Mr. and Mrs. Courtney—Pair silver bonbon dishes.
Mr. H. Maurice Hills—Pair.bronze
Mr. Lindsay—Silver-mounted Tiffany glass vase.
Mr. R. Troup—Cut-glass carver
Miss Bodwell—Silver-mounted scent
Miss A. Bell—Silver-mounted scent
Mr. R. B. Powell and Mr. A. T.
Coward—Bronze candlesticks.
Col. and Mrs. A. W. Jones—Pair
bronze candlesticks.
Miss Loewen—Cut-glass vase.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Troup—Pair
bronze candlesticks.
Mrs. and Miss Bullen—Painted
menu cards.
...Judge   and   Mrs.   Spinks—Silver
photograph frame.
Dr. and Miss Davie—Silver filagree
fln.ret decanter.
Mr. and Mrs. Marpole—Teaspoons.
Col. nnd Mrs. Peters—Silver   and
cut-glass   su<rar   basin    and   cream
Dr. Robertson—Berry spoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes—Silver grape
Mr. Genge—Leather purse and card
Mr. and Langley—Tea-table cloth.
Mrs. Charles—Spoon.
Miss Lowry—Silver frame.
Mr. and Mrs. Woods—Brooch.
Mr. Taylor and Miss Trevor—Vase.
Dr. and Mrs. Fagan—Centrepiece.
Col. F. B. Gregory—Vase.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Davis—Cut-
glass bowl.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Luxton—Sterling silver dish.
Mr. and Mrs. Spratt—Fruit spoon.
Captain Bowdler—Silver frame.
Mr. and Mrs. Gunn—Brooch.
Mr. Gunn, Jr.—Vase.
Miss Eleanor Readway—Vase.
Mr. and Mrs. Flumerfelt—Liqueur
bottle and glasses.
The Misses Flumerfelt—Cut-glass
Col., Mrs. and Miss Prior—Silver
Mr. H. K. Prior—Silver ink stand.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pooley—Vase.
Mr. and Mrs. Gavin H. Burns-
Mrs. E. Crow Baker, Mrs. and Miss
Clapham—Silver almond dishes.
Mr. Roland Stuart—Salt and pepper pots.
Mr. I. E. Pooley—Carved Japanese
Chinese servants—Tom, embroidered tablecloth; Suey, cups and
doyleys, and Hoy, embroidered table-
Mr. and Mrs. Pooley—Embroidered
centrepiece and doyleys .
Mr. French—Embroidered table-
Mrs.' Matthews—Pictures.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Best—Silver salt
Captain and Mrs. Irving'—Picture
frame.    -
Mr. J. A. Rithet—Filagree powder
Messrs. Challoiier & Mitchell—Tiffany glass jar.
Miss Rithet—Scent bottle.        |
Mr. Blandy, Mr. Rose and Dr.
Scribner—Spirit stand.
Miss A. Pooley—Candlestick.
Miss Beth Irving—Teaspoons.
Mrs. F. B. Pemberton—Turquoise
Mrs. Rithet—Silver box.
Captain Popham—Silver vase.
Miss K. Vernon—Picture.
Mr. A. and Miss Macdonald—Sil-
verholders and menu cards.
Mr. and Mrs. Burton—Vases.
Miss Margaret Taylor—Book.
Hon. and Mrs. P. AE. Irving—
Hand-painted vase.
Miss C. Powell—Card case.
Captain Williams—Silver salt cellars.
Rev. W. D. Barber—Prayer and
hymn books.
Chief Justice and Mrs. Hunter—Silver bowl.
Miss Violet Powell—Paper knife.
Mr., Mrs. and Miss Mara—Tea
Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich—
Silver looking-glass.
Mr. B. H. T. Drake—Teaspoons.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Barnard—Pictures.
Mrs. G. Hanington—Pictures.
Hon. and Mrs. Cecil Edwardes—
ivory photo frame.
Mrs. Mills and Miss Boswell, ink
Province Building,
Victoria, B.C.
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Have you noticed
that we often
Lady Bromley—Cheoue.
Lady Bromley—Dresser and service.
Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Bromley-
traveling bag.
Miss Bromley—Inkstand.
Mrs. James Dunsmuir—Sleeve-links.
Lady Pauncefote—Two spirit decanters.
Rear Admiral Sir Wilmot Fawkes,
K.C.V.O., and Lady Fawkes—Cigarette case.
Captain and the officers H.M.S.
Good Hope—Silver tea tray.
Lieut. Hugh Glcnnie, R.N., and Mrs.
Lieut. Buxton, R.N., and Lady
Hermione Grimston—Clock.
Lieut. R. C. Hamilton, R.N.—Paper
knife and chain.
Lieut. Basil Brook, R.N.—Silver
sauce bowl.
Edward Bromley, Esq.—Cheque.
Rev. A. and Mrs. Bailey—Silver
rose bowl.
Captain J. H. and Miss H. Bailey
—Silver salt and pepper cruets.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bailey—Silver
shaving soap box.
Mrs. Arthur Mitchell—Silver bowl.
Miss Blnnchard—Worcester coffee
Mrs. Harry Fane—Silver match
Mr. Gerald Skipwith—Inkpot.
The    servants    at    Stoke—Silver |
Mr. Arthur Wood—Liqueur set.
Mrs. Fillingham—Silver candlesticks.
Mrs. and the Misses Bainbridge—
Silver liquor glasses.
Major and Mrs. A. B. Fox—Clock.
Mr. Evelyn Rawson—Old punch
The Hon. Kathleen and Rachael de
Mr. and Mrs. W. Dobell—Silver
cigar box.
Mr. and Mrs. Best—Silver salt cellars.
Mr. Clayton—Silver Sugar and
cream set.
—and many others.
A Glimpse at the Trousseau.
After sui™0'1. served shortly before
the i.iidnight hour, and after a final
round of congratulations at Burleith,
Lieutenant and Mrs. Bromley were
driven to the Lome—which as on previous happy occasions had donned her
festal garb while serving temporarily
as a bridal yacht—and were by that
steamer of Mr. Dunsmuir's fleet
swiftly and pleasantly conveyed to
Vancouver, from which point to-day
they take the C. P. R. for Montreal
and England. They are to be passengers across by thes teamship Tunisian,
and after a brief stay in London, will
go direct to the groom's family place
at Stoke. Some months will be spent
in England, and future plans are as
yet somewhat indefinite, in consequence of the conditional character of
all arrangements mapped out by the
officers who serve His Majesty on the
The bride's going-away dress, was a
short dark blue taffeta, trimmed with
Japanese embroidery and hand-painted buttons of violets, the chemisette
being of white silk lawn, and a smart
blue ton ue setting off the costume effectively.
It is Mrs. Bromley's good fortune to
possesss a trousseau as a whole fitted
to excite the admiration of every girlhood friend and satisfy the most exacting wish of feminine heart. Arranged in San Francisco, by the
Misses Cox, and sunDlemented and
completed in London, Paris and Brussels, the several costumes which include gowns for ballroom wear, gowns
for court drawing rooms, gowns for
Ascot, for afternoon, calling, for lawn
party, for the boudoir, for morning,
afternoon and night—with a multitude
of hats that are an exposition of the
latest millinery mode,and lingerie from
Paris and Brussels deserving the girlish descriptive tribute, "a drepm of
lovely lace-iness."
One particularly smart afternoon
costume is of black pongee trimmed
with hand-embroidered white lilies,
there being a large black hat to match.
Another, an Ascot dress, consists of
shirred skirt of mauve chiffon cloth,
the bodice being trimmed with real
Brussels lace, with elbow sleeves, a
large mauve hat with mauve feathers
surmounting this modish costume.
A particularly dashing evening dress
is of black spangled coat-of-mail, with
cut jet bertha.
Then there is a pale blue hand-embroidered linen, trimmed with real
lace, that is exquisite in its simple
Still another favorite of the bride's
is a pale blue pongee, with hand-embroidered lace yoke and pale blue hat
to match.
One of the most exquisite among the
ball gowns is a white Princesse, jewelled in turquoises; while for opera
wear there is a cloak of white, accor-
deon pleated, with white chenille
fringe and lace, it also jewelled in
Contributing not a little to the perfection of the reception arrangements
was the delightfully unobtrusive and
well chosen music of Mr. Finn's orchestra; while unstinted were the expressions of admiration and wonderment excited by the perfection of the
illumination arrangements—a demonstration of the artistic possibilities of
electricity, for which Messrs. Stephens
and Hawkins, of 95 Fort street, were
.responsible, in conjunction, of course,1
with the B. C. Electric Railway Co.f
The wedding cake—prophetic pieces of I
which will for days be snugly esconsedl
under anxious maiden pillows—was|
supplied by Mrs. Clay.
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in sight and took several large orders in bis line."—Marysville News. PROGRESS, SATURDAY JUNE 26, 1904
Keeping Us
Ultimate Result of the  War a
Matter of Doubt—Russia's
Big Peril
There is but one process by which
»ne may faintly hope to arrive at the
true status of affairs in the Oriental
war zone by consultation of the reports from the front which the active
iorrespondents place before their
readers of Europe and America whenever they get a chance—shut the eyes
and guess.
Two or three Asiatic liners arrived
in Victoria this week. Their passengers, men and women of superior intelligence, declared that nothing in
the nature of inside facts could be
obtained in Japan—they had to depend on the American and the English press for their news of the progress of the war. The American papers in turn are forced to depend
upon their correspondents, who up
to date have been told just so much
as the Japanese authorities are ready
to have told, and not until the telling
cannot in the least affect their plans,
which is sound military doctrine,
if scarcelv palatable to the great Am-
Brican peonle accustomed to having
10 one place aught before its sov-
sreign will.
The correspondents being the vassals of the Great American or the
jreat British Public, do not relish
[heir leading strings, and after num-
srous disapnointments in being allowed to slip the leash at Tokyo have
Brawn up formal and imposing peti-
jions of nrotest. These will no doubt
Le honored by the Japanese authorities "with their most serious con-
Tlie spirit of enternrise meanwhile
ias led a number of the men who
ive been sent by the newspapers to
ie front to report the war, and who
lean to discharge that assignment, to
like the hazardous course of making
lieir way to China, and thence to
pnchuria, hoping to  connect with
ie Russian armies and take chances
better fortunes with the Russian
laders.   It is a desperate game and
lie correspondents are well aware of
But they are ready to prove their
mrage  in the field of journalistic
|ity as they interpret it.   Fuller, of
ie Indianapolis    Daily News, who
[as one of the freelances, has already
fiown his mettle bv getting into Port
.rthur and out again,  alive, when
lat beleaguered city was presumed
be bottled tighter than Mumm's
fcxtra.   He mustn't go back again,
Jut he has landed one scoop for him-
lelf and his paper that will count in
Jewspaper    history—and    there are
ther thane's for him to do and that
|e will do.
George Denny, of the A. P., has also
tken his life in his hands and got
jito Port Arthur once or twice since
ts investment, from his headquart-
|rs at Cheefoo, being warned on the
it occasion   that   to   come again
leant a sudden and distinctly undesirable demise.
Sheldon-Williams and one or two
fthers known to Victorians are also
If the men who are daring, the press-
lien remaining in Tokyo awaiting
Permission to advance being maga-
jine writers chiefly, content to pre-
lent Japanese life in the new phases
which it presents itself to them,
lather than work the war. All have
[heir uses in the world of letters.
The opinions that one gets from the
Iorrespondents, too, are just as radially antagonistic as their sentiments
|an be.   Oscar King Davis and others
rho are with the Japanese fighting
forces,  cannot see how Russia can
[scape crushing and humiliating de-
|eat, so superior in their estimation
the Japanese exposition of modern
lactics and military methods.   Then
iere are others like Herr von Gott-
lerg, the German correspondent and
|iilitary expert   who    was here on
'nesday,  who  declares that Russia
luist  inevitably  win,  not by  sheer
-eight of the numbers that she will
|ltimately be able to hurl against her
>e, but because Kuropatkin is per-
istently,  remorselessly developing a
upendous strategical plan, compatible only with that machine-like mili-
ltrism   displayed   by   General Lord
jtchener in his subjugation of the
mth African Boers.
How Herr von Gottberg has observ-
|l the development of this campaign
Ian is not quite clear, since he is
[lderstood to have got no nearer tbe
•out than Tokyo—yet he assumes to
\) in a position to speak with confl-
■nce,  nnd    British military critics
would seem to be agreed with him.
There is no doubt that the Japanese
are playing a dashing, spectacular
game of war—a Morphy game of military chess, which may sweep the
board by its impetuosity. They, have
contradicted modern dictums as to
what may or may not be done, in half
a dozen instances, and may repeat the
contradictions almost indefinitely.
But the destruction of their transports, with disclosure of the fact that
they were unconvoyed, shows that
trusting to chance is part of the game
where it should not be, and impels
one to withhold something of the confidence in their naval efficiency that
otherwise would be given.
Admiral Skyrldoff in his sorties is
showing himself the naval hero of
Russia, while his military co-workers
declare again and again that all their
preliminary defeats are subjects of
no concern, expected, and without the
slightest influence on the ultimate result. The slow, cumbersome, fateful
contraction of an iron circle of massed multitudes of Russions would seem
to be the Kuropatkin plan—a plan
devoid of special brilliancy, but perhaps as inexorable as Kitchener's
thorough professional campaign in
South Africa, and like it a process
only to be adopted by a nation great
in its resources both of men and
money, in the extinction of a smaller,
less resourceful power.
But the Great Britain behind
Kitchener and the Russia back of
Kuropatkin are widely different
powers. Therein is Japan's hope.
Great Britain with all her colonies
while the war lasted was a compact,
united, ultra-loyal and determined
people. The assassination of the
governor of Finland only a few days
since is but a straw proclaiming the
wind of national discontent. Should
the British and German critics be
correct in classing Kuropatkin a modern Kitchener-like Nemieses, there
still remains a second chance for
Japanese kniabt-errantry:
Will the explosion come in timet
THE man who thinks the Japanese
are deficient in humor of the brand
popularly known as "American,"
hasn't seen the "latest photographs
of Gen. Kuropatkin," displayed by
Japanese artists. The" show a broad-
backed man walking away from the
camera—which is paradoxical, inasmuch as they are allep-edly taken "at
the front."
Carter Cotton has been dealt a
good hand in Victoria, and before he
gets through playing it some of the
chubbers, who have been lucky, will
have joined the rubbernecks. Cotton has cold, gray matter in his upper stope. He is astute, aggressive,
dignified and calculating. He is a
man who can edit a morning paper
on 15 cent meals or talk royalty to
an English fluke. He has an air of
solidity about him, but no frills. His
editorials have alwavs put us in mind
of a dinner of cheese without soup,
pie, nuts or ice cream. He does not
love the wine when it is red or yellow, and is too old to be melted by
the light of a woman's eye. Hence
he may succeed in leading B. C. politics out of the brush. He will probably be premier in a short time, as
men of his formation never care to
follow, especially when the procession
is piloted fr" a younger and fatter
man.—New Denver Ledge.
The manager of the Seamen's Institute thankfully acknowledge the
receipt of reading matter durintr the
month of May from the following:
Mrs. R. Maynard, Mrs. H. D. Helmc-
ken, Mrs. Wm. Atkins, Mrs. A. H.
Sheather, Mrs. J. Lovell Smith, Mrs.
Jas. Townsley, Mrs. J. A. Van Tas-
sell, the Lord Bishop of Columbia,
the Rev. E. S. Rowe, D.D., the Navy
League (B. C. Branch), Mr. J. Yeo,
Mr. J. C. Mackay, Mr. H. Burnett,
Mr. David A. N. Ogilvy, the Colonist
and Times daib' papers and the local
weekly paper, Progress, a Sailor's
Friend and one anonvmous donor.
—Boxes Galore:
The enterprising firm of T. N. Hib-
ben & Co. have now on the way from
the East a large paper box press
which they have had built for them
there. The machine is the largest of
its kind made, weighing ovev G.OOfl
lbs., and with the fine plant they
already have in their factory will
give Victorin a paper box shop
which would be a credit to any city.
—Goodwin's New Boat:
The new little yacht "Dominion,"
built and owned by J. Goodwin, and
now lving in James Bay, is almost
ready for service. Mr. Goodwin expects to make a trial trip in her on
Tuesday next. During the summer
she will run to and fro between James
Bay and the Gorge every hour except
on holidays and special occasions
when she will make half-hourly trips.
The boat is much larger than she appears to be when seeing her from the
causewav. her carrying capacity being
—A Question in Arithmetic:
A correspondent of "Progress", is
very anxious to know just how the
city council works out to the satisfaction of the ratepayers, this little
question in arithmetic: Some time
ago the city advertised for 3,000 yards
of beach gravel for use in the construction of permanent walks. Among
the bids was one from Mr. Bullen's
firm at 48 cents per yard, delivered
at wharf. To this 50 cents was added for haulaee and wharfage, making
a total of 98 cents a yard delivered.
The city awarded the contract at
$1.13 and agreed to pay 7 cents a
yard wharfage in addition, or a total
of $1.20 a yard. This to the ordinary
mortal looks verv much like a deliberate loss of 22 cents on the yard, up
upwards of $600 to the city. How
does the council work it out otherwise?
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—A Unioue Exhibit:
The Western Medicine Company
are preparing a unique exhibit for
the Dominion Exbhibition to be held
at Calgary in August. It is intended
to exhibit a collection illustrating
notable features of vegetable growth
in British Columbia, and among the
things that will be shown are our
immense maple leaves, the great kelp
grown along our shores, the bark of
the Douglas fir and so on. The company will be glad to receive contributions a little out of common of this
nature. It is proposed, if possible,
to send the same exhibit to the Toronto Exhibition. British. Columbia,
and especially Vancouver Island, produces such remarkable specimens of
vegetation that an exceptionally interesting collection ought readily to
be made.
An appetizer, relish and stinuil
ant—Price's Gold Medal Brand-
—More Sealers Sail:
Several more of the sealing fleet
got away this week, their crews more
or less satisfied as to their fitness for
voyaging. The Teresa has received
her new stick and hopes to put in
fa good season despite delays. In
respect to a letter from her master
appearing in a local contemporary, it
may be remarked that "Progress"
was waited upon by a deputation of
three of her crew, one of them an
officer, who complained of conditions
'aboard in detail. "Progress" did
not care to go to the alarmist extreme
and give the entire bill of complaint.
This paper is convinced, however, as
are the majority of sealing men if
truth be told, that many of the schooners going out this season are not
thoroughly seaworthy, and should not
be permitted to carry men's lives until surveyed by an honest and impartial examining board. If as alleged
by owners, they are just as they*
should be, there surely could be no
objection—if otherwise, the lives of
seamen might be better safeguarded.
The time to insist upon thorough and
effective precautions in the interest of
human life is before disaster comes.
"Progress" is upon record as sounding a note of solemn warning.
Wholesale Druggists,
Victoria and Vancouver, B. C.
T. M. Henderson, Pres. H. McDowell, Vlce-Prss.
Wm. Henderson, Sec.-Tress.
The great interest taken in the
statement of Mr. Richard Newman
to the daily papers, that he is about
to endeavor to interest Eastern capital in the shipbuilding industry in
Victoria, shows that the community
is not satisfied to be simply a tourist
resort and residential city. The people want to see business enterprise
established here. The initiative in
this movement, which if successful
will mean so much to Victoria, came
from C. J. V. Spratt, of the Victoria
Machinery Depot, who has already
shown that he is un-to-date in his
business ideas and full of confidence
in the future of Victoria. Mr. Spratt
is very likelv to be a potent factor
in Victoria's progress. Young, enthusiastic and possessed of a prosperous and growing business, he is a
type of man of which we can never
have too many. With his business
partner. Mr. Rechtel, he gives employment to a large force of men, and
their plans for the development of
their business seem to be along broad
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Advertising rates on application.
His worship the Mayor has sent the
following letter to the press. It is
an admission, as far as it goes, of the
statements made in "Progress" last
"To the Editor:—The article in
'Progress' relative to gambling is calculated to give the public a wrong
impression. It conveys the idea that
I refused to give satisfaction to a
man who called upon me complaining that he had lost money at the
Savoy during the celebration week.
"This is not so. When the inaii
called UDon me he said he was prepared to lay an information against the
owners of the Savoy. I accordingly
turned him over to the chief of police,
giving the chief instructions to afford him every assistance in proving
his'-'case. A few days afterwards I
asked the chief what had become of
the matter and was informed that''
the person complaining had left him
to consult a solicitor and look up evidence, and had finally come back and
declined to lay any information.
"My instructions to the chief of
police have always been that gamb-
the name of the person said to be a
detective and the names of some of
the players.
i    Since "Progress" referred to this
I subject last week it has been called
[ upon by a great many people, who
j all expressed their satisfaction at its
I outspoken course.    A singular' thing
about what some of them said was
the fear expressed that gambling cannot be stopped.   Even the Mayor says
that it cannot be stamped out altogether.   With every respect to these
people, "Progress" tells them, that
while secret gambling cannot be prevented, there is not the slightest shadow of an excuse for permitting gambling resorts to be in operation. Victoria is a small place, and the area
in which such practices are carried
on is smaller still.   The people who
jD.aker-ia living out of gambling are
known, if not to the police, certainly
to scores of other people, and to say
that under these circumstances places
can  exist  where  night  after  night
men can go and lose their money in
illegal gambling is to seek to impose
upon  human    credulity,  or else  to
wholly misunderstand  how  criminal
matters can be dealt with by vigorous officials determined to suppress
them. The great trouble is that there
is too much of a disposition here to
say, as the Mayor has said, that the
thing cannot be stonued. A few years
ago a certain class of people were
very   consDicuous   in the streets of
Victoria,  dressed  in  the  height  of
fashion, in open barouches; and eclipsing every one else by the gorgeous-
ness of their array, as they sat night
after night in a certain quarter of
the Victoria, theatre.   It was a scandal, and was giving this city a name
ling is not to be permitted, and the  fol. viee a„ om. the eontinent... Trav,
proprietors of the Savoy have been  elers  use(j   t()  y,   o(  ft 1
warned that gambling wdl not be al-   and   wondel.  what   ^  rf  »  ^
lowed.   I do not pretend to say tha    mhnity. this was.   When some people
no gambling goes on in the city at.-.^ thy thig abuM mngt bg    »    i
^present time for it is an ™P°«\-' the objection was raised that these
bility to stamp it out altogethei, but ]e were within ^ ,
I do say that I believe here is less and^,„Ia m be interfe»ed ^
gambling going on now than at any Th were interfered with and th
time for years past.
on this point. But the present tariff
arrangement suits the people in all
other parts of the Dominion, and the
Conservative Party went on record,
when it was in power, against the
policy of shutting United States lumber out of the Northwest. Take the
matter of the fisheries. The request
of the British Columbia government
to have the control of these vested
in the Province is not a new
one, and good reasons can be advanced in support of it. But the other
provinces wish the opposite course
to be taken as to the fisheries within their territorial limits, and the
wishes of the majority will have to
prevail. The Conservatives, as a
party, will not undertake to give effect to the desires of this Province,
because they will not go on record
as favoring one policy for the East
and another for the West.
In an immense country like Canada local friction must be expected,
no matter how carefully a policy is
framed. It is felt in the United
States for we find the people of New
England and some of the border
States keenly alive to the desirability
of reciprocity with Canada, although
they receive little sympathy from
other parts of the country. Yet the
New England Democrats do not use
the failure of the Republicans to negotiate a reciprocity treaty as a reason for attacking that party. When
coal was put on the free list by the
U. S. Congress, the Democrats did
not attempt to make political capital
out of the change, even in the State
of Washington, where the adverse effect was most keenly felt. Party leaders in the United States have learned that it is wise to confine them-"
selves to issues, which will enlist the
attention of people of all parts of
the country. When we learn this in
Canada we will have more effective
working of public opinion.
The Morley-Elworthy Matter Finally
Disposed of by the Exoneration of the Latter.
"Victoria, June 18th, 1904."
The letter is frank enough. No
one would expect anything except
frankness from Mayor Barnard. Apparently the chief of police was
frank enough, and we do not know,
that any one would expect anything
but frankness from Chief Langley.
The Police Magistrate has not been
heard from, but no doubt he would,
if he spoke at all, vie with his fellow
officials in frankness. It is all beautifully frank and above board. The
statement that gambling goes on is
not denied, but the matter is shelved
because the person complaining has
not seen fit, or been financially.in a
position, to retain counsel and look
up evidence. The Mayor says that
the party, after talking with the
Chief, went back and declined to lay
an information. There is not complete agreement upon this point between what the person says and what
the Mayor says the Chief says, but
it is possible that the difference is
only what might naturally arise when
two persons give versions of the same
incident. The person referred to did
not lay a complaint ,and it is quite
possible that he found it too costly
to retain counsel. He may be one of
those misguided people who are under the opinion that the Police Department is charged with some responsibility in connection with the administration of justice. If a citizen
trots his horse over a bridge that
ought to be safe enough to carry a
train of artillery, the machinery of
the law is invoked without any one
being compelled to retain counsel; but
when a man informs the municipal
authorities that gambling is carried
on in a certain place, he is told to
retain counsel and hunt up evidence,
and because he is financially unable
to do this, the authorities fold their
hands and let things go on without
On Wednesday night last some seven or eight people were playing black
jack in a certain resort in this city,
where black jack is nightly played.
The smoothness of events was interrupted by the buzz of a buzzer, whereupon the dealer swept the chips out
of sight, and the plavers scattered.
Then the door opened and in walked
a person, said to be a city detective,
who looked around and asked if a
Bible meeting was in progress, after
which pleasantry he retired, whereupon the chips were brought out, the
players reassembled and the game
was resumed.
If the police authorities want to
know where this was, "Progress"
will be pleased to afford them the
information, give them the name of
thing was stopped, so that Victoria
tovday, while it is not by any means
free from the evil, which made such
displays possible, does not advertise
its existence in the manner referred
to. "Progress" believes it was largely due to Chief Langley that the scandalous display ' of vice was stopped.
The Chief can stop' gambling if lie
causes it to be made known that every
gaming house in the city, whether
kept,by a Chinaman or a white man,
whether, it is called a club room or by
whatever name the proprietor may
fancy, must close and remain closed.
That gambling is an unmixed evil
hardly needs argument. It is in some
respects the worst of all evils, because it not only leads to the degradation of the man who gambles, but
it brings in its train suffering on the
part of those who ought to receive
the benefit of the money wasted at
the gaming tables, embezzlement,
business ruin, and, in more cases in
Victoria than "Progress" chooses to
count, the complete moral wreck of
men whose careers would otherwise
have been full of promise.
It is time for an assertion of the
better sentiment of the community,
not by a public meeting at which
denunciatory speeches can be made,
but by the institution of prosecutions,
and by the disclosures under oath of
the facts of the case. It is the duty
of the Chief of Police to institute
prosecutions, and "Progress" wishes
to add that no one need fear that the
enmity of those who favor gambling
will be injurious to them. The great
mass of the people are right at heart
on this important question. They
only need to be aroused.
The effort to make political capital out of the omission by the Dominion Government to impose a duty
on lumber, and also its apparent intention to decline to hand over to
British Columbia the control of the
fisheries will probably be a case of
"love's labor lost." Those who are
so stronglv partizan that they think
the advent of their friends to power
is a thing to be accomplished at all
hazards can readily justify to themselves an attack upon the government
of the day, no matter how untenable
the grounds may be. the object being
to create a feeling of prejudice, which
in good time will bring forth hostile votes. But party success is not
the chief thing to be sought, and it is
not in the public interest that everything should be employed to advance
that object. Take the question of the
duty on lumber. It would be an excellent thing for the British Colum-
  bia millmen if such a dutv were im-
"ealTrV'the "black""jactT game,' posed.   There is absolutely no doubt
That personal differences will attract a greater gathering than public
questions was shown by the large attendance at the meeting of the Board
of Trade yesterday, at which the principal business transacted was the reception of the report of the committee
struck to deal with the charges made
by Mr. Morley against Mr. Elworthy,
the secretary. Substantially these
were that the secretary had charged
him with beinp' responsible for a certain telegram derogatory to the board
and the secretary. The chairman of
the committee presented a report,
which in effect bore out what Mr.
Morley charged Mr. Elworthy with
saying. A minority report was read
declarin"' that the evidence exonerated
Mr. Morley. The former was adopted
by the meeting, and thus ended an
incident that in the opinion of most
people should never have occupied the
attention of the board.
The Mavor stated the result of the
negotiations with the C.P.R. in connection with the proposed hotel, and
his action was heartily endorsed by
the board, which pledged itself to
work for the ratification of the new
agreement by the ratepayers.
A communication in regard to fire
insurance rates was also dealt with
in a formal manner, and will be taken
up again.
A proposal was made to elect new
members but the president ruled it
out of order, because elections cannot be held at special meetings. The
interesting thing about the latter
step was that the new membership]
is understood to have been worked up ,
with a view to carrying the ticket
chosen at a recent meeting of business men.
A new and elegant application for Chapped Hands and
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The dismissal of Lord Dundonald
has elicited some extraordinary comment from the British press. As a
rule these comments are worth very
little. They are written by men who
understand even less of Canadian
conditions than the ex-general officer
commanding did. He is wiser now
and perhaps they will be by and bye.
Lord Dundonald made a mistake. Like
many another good man who has
come to this country from England,
he had erroneous ideas about Canada
aud Canadians. He wanted to make
the militia as efficient as possible, but
seems wholly to have misconceived his
relations to the government. His
speeches, delivered on his tour across
the Continent, showed this. The fact
that after he had been notified that
lie had better not go to the camp at
London after his Montreal indiscretion was taken in hand by the
government, illustrates in another way
his failure to appreciate his position.
It would undoubtedly be an injustice
to a brave soldier and a capable commander to suggest that he was actuated by arropunce or presuming upon
the fact that he is a peer and an
officer of the Imperial army. He simply did not understand his position.
At the same time it is impossible to
acquit him of great discourtesy to
the Hon. Sidney Fisher. His references to that gentleman in his letters
can only be explained by assuming
him to have some personal feeling
against the minister.
The incident is closed, and every
one regrets that it closed by depriving Canada of the services of an able
and enthusiastic commanding officer.
It is a great pity that Lord Dundonald could not have remained in the
country long enough to understand
the conditions existing here. He was
giving some proof that he was learning them, notably by some remarks
made not long ago, in which he enlarged upon the necessity of bearing
in mind in the organization of the
militia, that the country had to look
to busy men to constitute the force.
Lack of space prevents Progress
from saying more upon the new hotel
proposals than that it heartily approves of them and commends them
to the favorable consideration of the
ratepayers. It wishes to add that the
thanks of the citizens are due to His
Worship Mayor Barnard for his energetic and judicious conduct of the
negotiations with the C.P.R. and the
favorable conclusion reached. In a
subsequent issue the case will.be dealt
with more fully.
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Victorians do not generally realize
what it means to have the International Yacht Regatta in this city. It
is the first time the races have been
held on this side of the international
boundary line, and that they are
here is the result of a proposition
made by one of our energetic yachtsmen. He suggested that it would be
in the interests of the sport that the
place of meeting should be changed
from year to year so that all those
cities whose yacht clubs were affiliated
with the association might have the
advantage of being the meeting place.
The suggestion met with favor at
once and Victoria was chosen as the
first city for the honor.
What greater compliment could be
paid to us by the American yachtsmen? It shows their appreciation of
our record as sportsmen, and yet Victoria generally is hard to impress
with the advantages and general gain
of holding this meeting here.
The following are some of the boats
that may be expected from the
Sound: Bonita, Olympic, Awasco,
Drift, Falcon, Brighton, Linda, Mermaid, Lavita, Kelpie, Rambler,
Haylson, Vigilant, Hornet, Mellisa,
Ariadne, Heron, Empress, Banshee
apd some boats at present unnamed.
As most of boats require a crew of
from 7 to 15 for racing purposes it
will be easily understood that with
the crews of these and the Vancouver
fleet of from 8 to 10 boats, together
with friends who will come over on
the steamers to watch the races,
there will be a goodly number of visitors brought here by the event.
The Victoria fleet will consist of
Gwenol, Dorothy, Pathfinder, White-
cap, Dione, Vampire, Marietta,
Oneida, Aaloa and several other
smaller craft. In all from across the
line there will be about 40 boats,
varying from the noble 30-tonner to
the modest half-ton. This is a sight
not to be missed, even by those who
are not versed in sea lore.
This will be an occasion to give up
worrying over council affairs, hotel
sites and swimming baths—let them
all rip, giving the brain a rest by going down to the sea. The ozone and
breeze, the white wings spread in the
foreground and the snow-capped
mountains for a background will
bring health and gladden the eyes,
and will well repay a ramble to the
Dallas road or Macaulav Point, where
a first-class view of the straits and
races may be had for no other cost
than the energy of getting there. Take
a boat of convenient, or better still, a
launch of convenient size, or better
still, a launch, but remember that the
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44 Government Street PROGRESS, SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1904
The Week
in Society.
[June Weddings Now Come in a
Deluge—The flerry
Since the announcement of the engagement of Mr. F. W.    Stevenson
and Miss Nellie E. Gray, daughter
of Mrs. E. J. Gray, the wedding has
been looked forward to with pleasurable anticipation by the many friends
of the contracting parties, and the
ceremony, which took place on Wed-
nesdav,    at    the    residence of the
| bride's mother, 113 Fisgard street,
I was attended by relatives and a large
I number of acquaintances.   The room
in which the young couple were mar-
(ried was prettily decorated with a
j profusion   of   flowers,   which,   combined with the effect of the elabor-
( ate costumes of the bride and bridesmaids, ■ made a most pleasing scene.
Travelling attire of reseda with hat
to match was worn by the bride, who
was attended by Miss Mabel Spence.
She was <*iven away by her brother,
Mr. Bert Gray.    Mr. Walter Murphy, of Seattle, acted as groomsman.
Rev. J. P. Westman conducted the
ceremony.   A wedding supper   was
1 afterwards served, when friends and
| acquaintances took advantage of the
opportunity to extend to the newly
married couple all kinds of congratulations and well wishes.  Mr. and Mrs.
Stevenson left by the steamer Princess Victoria in the evening on a
honeymoon tour of Sound cities. On
their return they will take up their
residence on the corner of Fort street
and Pemberton road.
* *    *
One would be just a little indignant if not so highly amused, to find
^prominent British publication such
as"'<The Sketch," in welcoming back
to the Old Country the Countess of
Minto, commending the heroism
shown by Her Ladyship in coming
with her husband to Canada upon
his appointment as Governor-General.
"For to leave their beautiful Scottish home and go into what must
have been practically exile for a
term of years, was really most public-
snirited," observes "The Sketch."
There will doubtless be keen disappointment experienced by the English journal unless Her Ladyship
consents to give at least a few private annearances in the costume of
the native women of Canada, introducing characteristic war songs,
burial chants, dances, etc. It seems
too that there has been a serious
omission on the Crown's part in not
providing a suitable and distinctive
decoration to reward such heroism
as Her Ladyship has displayed—a
sort of feminine Victoria Cross would
' be in order.
* «    *
The   engagement is announced in
London of Lady Marjorie Gordon and
Captain Sinclair, M.P., the marriage
being arranged to take place in London during late July.   The engagement is of considerable interest even
i thus far away, Lady Marjorie having
. been   extremely popular during her
I Canadian residence—when   her   pa-
\ rents, the Earl and Countess of Ab-
! erdeen, were the official tenants of
Rideau   Hall.   Lady   Marjorie has
known her fiance for many years and
they have many mutual tastes. .Captain Sinclair is the Liberal Scottish
whip in the House of Commonsl and
a   brilliant   career is predicted for
him.   Lady Marjorie was the youngest editor in the world when she conducted the children's   magazine   in
Canada called "Wee Willie Winkie,"
the title being taken from the old
Scottish nurserv rhyme and not from
Kipling   as    a few Kiplingophobes
have fondlv imagined.
* *    «
Still another of the weddings of
the week marks an epoch in the life
of Mr. Alfred Shuttleworth and the
young lady who now bears his name,
and who until Wednesday afternoon
was Miss Maude Elizabeth Brown.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred. Brown, of Esquimalt
road, Victoria West, where the marriage was solemnized by Rev. W. D.
Barber, rector of the Church of the
Holy Saviour. The little Misses
I Greta, Alice and Carrie, sisters of
the bride, served as maids of honor;
while Master Gerald Berry acted as
wedding page. The ceremony over,
the bridal party assembled at the
home of the bride's parents to partake of an early bridal supper and
I extend felicitations to the bride and
broom, prior to their departure for
[the cities of Puget Sound, where the
honeymoon is being spent. An exceptionally well cboseu collection of
gifts for the ha^"->f bride attest the
popularity of herself and her husband in their circle of friends.
*   ♦   *
One of the first boating parties of
the season went up the Gorge last
Tuesday evening in Mr. Lester's
launch and in towed boats. Mrs.
Marshall's hall had been enraged
for the occasion, and very pretty it
looked with its tasty decorations
and glistening floor. After supper
the partv returned, arriving home an
hour after midnight. Among those
who went were: Mrs. Gonnason,
Miss Cornell, Miss Andrews, Miss
Heater, Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow, Miss
Chapman, Miss Whitelaw, Miss Proctor, Mrs. Lalonde, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Smith, Mrs. Allen, Miss Austin, Miss Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Fleming, Miss E. Scott, Mrs. Hall, Miss
Woodworth, Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie,
Mrs. N. Thomson, the Misses Brown-
lee, Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Hall, Miss
Fleming, Miss GillesDie, Mrs. Mc-
Lauchlin, Mrs. Ross, Miss Clay, Mrs.
Cameron, Dr. Dier, Mr. Hillis Houston, Dr. Haynes, Mr. Frank Baynes,
Mr. Worthington, Mr. Ed. Townsley,
Mr. K. Hughes, Mr. Bain, Mr. L.
Finch, Mr. A. Courtney, Mr. B.
Blackett, Mr. Shaver, Mr. P. C. McGregor and Mr. Sutherland. Mrs.
Oliver and Mrs. Brownlee acted as
* »   *
Mr. James D. Brymner, of New
Westminster, and his bride (nee
Armstrong) have this week been
spending their honeymoon in Victoria,
incidentally receiving the congratulations of very many friends. Mrs.
Brymner is a sister of Governor
Armstrong of the Provincial Jail at
New Westminster; her husband is a
brother of Mr. G. D. Brymner, manager of the Bank of Montreal in the
Royal City. The wedding was celebrated by Rev. A. Sheldrick, Miss
Brymner attending the bride and Mr.
Robert Brymner, of Cranbrook, the
• •   •
M. Edmond Joly de Lotbiniere, a
prominent advocate of Quebec, is the
guest of his parents, Sir Henri and
Lady Joly de Lotbiniere, at Government House, and will probably spend
the summer with them in Victoria.
The manv friends of Sir Henri and
Lady de Lotbiniere will rejoice to
learn that the latter is considerably
improved in health during the past
few days. A slight paralytic stroke
a week or so ago occasioned great anxiety, and interdicted the acceptance
by the Lieutenant-Governor of Vancouver's hospitable invitation for
Dominion Day. Lady de Lotbiniere
has, however, made a most satisfactory recovery and it is hoped will
soon be restored to normal health.
• *  *
The marriage was solemnized during the present week of Rev. J. P.
Hicks, Wesleyan chaplain to His
Majesty's forces at Esquimalt, and
director of the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Home, and Miss Elsie Margaret
Grant Benjafleld, step-daughter of
Mr. D. J. Giffln of this city, Rev.
Elliott S. Rowe, D.D., officiating at
the ceremon" which was a private
one. Rev. and Mrs. Hicks spent their
honeymoon in the Terminal City,
and will next week be at home to
their friends, in their new home at
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Swannell
have taken up their residence on the
Gorge road, and are there receiving
the congratulations of many friends.
Mrs. Swannell is one of the fair
June brides. She was, prior to the
ceremonv performed a few days since
by Rev. J. F. Vichert, Miss Ada
Mary, eldest daughter of Mrs.
Charles Driver of Tolmie avenue,
where the marriage was solemnized.
Mr. James D. West supported the
groom and Miss Margaret Driver, her
sister, the bride.
• *  *
One of the unostentatious home
weddings of the week was that of
Mr. John H. Carmichael and Miss
Helen Gordon Thomson, celebrated
by Rev. Dr. Campbell in the presence
only of a few of the close relatives
of the contracting parties. The supporting couple were Mr. D. McG.
Carmichael and Miss Jessie D. Fair-
ful, a cousin of the bride. After a
short honeymoon tour, Mr. and Mrs.
Carmichael will take up their residence at 40 Third street.
• *   •
Miss Maude Goodwin, daughter of
Mrs. H. D. Helmcken. of this city,
is a favored competitor in the contest conducted hv the San Francisco
Bulletin to determine the identity
of the most beautiful woman of California. Miss Goodwin's portrait,
with those of her society rivals in tbe
interesting race, has appeared in the
Bulletin. The prize is a $500 diamond sunburst.
»   «   *
Upon Rev. H. J .Wood last Tuesday evening devolved the pleasant
duty of officiating at the marriage
of Mr. Thomas G. Jenkins and Miss
Margaret Cummings, the Church of
Our Lord, Reformed Episcopal, being the scene of the wedding, at
which numerous friends and relatives were present. Miss Mary Owen
was bridesmaid    and   Mr.    Thomas
Hutchison attended the groom.
* »   »
The pupils of Gainsborough kindergarten will have their closing picnic
at the Dallas beach on Monday afternoon. The little folks will assemble
at the school at one o'clock and, escorted by their teacher, Miss Deer-
ing, will march to the beach, where
they  will  have   a  jolly  time  until
seven o'clock.
* •   *
Among the earlier campers along I
the Arm are a number of young peo-1
pie prominent in the athletic life of
the city, who have pitched their
tents a little way above Craigflower
bridge, christenine their headquarters "Yip Yap Camp." Athletic
sports  will be  featured  during the
stay in the open.
* •   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bamford
have invited a number of friends to
attend a reception at their residence
on Carr street from three to six today, in connection with the early,
departure for England of their
daughter, Miss Edith Bamford, who
is shortly to be married in the Old
<  «  •
Mr. Carl Loewenberg, Imperial
German consul, has returned from a
four months' trip to England, France
and Germany, returning from which
he has incidentally visited New Orleans, and spent a few days at St.
Louis' great exposition.
* »  *
Victoria friends this week received
cards announcing the marriage on
the 10th instant, of Francis J. Finu-
cane, formerly manager.of the Bank
of Montreal at Greenwood (and now
acting in a similar capacity at Spokane), to Miss Gertrude Sweeny, at
Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. Finu-
cane are spending the honeymoon in
* *     »
Victoria continues the Mecca of
the honeymooners. Among the bridal
couples now sojouminp' here are Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Van Houten (nee
Dawson") of Nanaimo, and Mr. and
Mrs. A. Gregory (nee Hansen) of
New Westminster.
* *  *
On Thursday afternoon Mrs. Albert Wylde entertained at a nut
problem party at her pretty home on
Fort street. The hostess was assisted by Miss Becker and Miss Ber-
ridge. Mrs. Rnnnalls won the honor
prize and Mrs. Burns the consolation trophy.
* «  *
Mrs. Goodrich, whose extreme
popularity with tbe men of her husband's command, is not without good
and evident reason, gave a merry
hay party for the men of the ships
a few days since at their place at
Head street.
* *   *
Mr. Gifford and his bride (nee Miss
Lucy Catherine Robertson) have been
spending the past week in Victoria,
where they are popular in a wide
circle of friends. Returning to the
Royal City, they are to make their
home on Columbia street east.
* •     •
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lindsay and family intend spending the summer under canvas. They will leave for
Shawnigan Lake about July 1st, Mr.
Lindsay will attend to business as
* •  *
To-morrow Mrs. Lester leaves on
a trip to Vancouver, where she expects to remain three weeks. On her
return, the family will camp at
Shawnigan for the summer.
* »  •
Mrs. Edward Bewell, of Rosser
Man., is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Henry Bnrkholder. On her return
she will visit for a time also with
her brother, Mr. Edward Logan, of
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The Board
of Trade
Section of Dissatisfied Business
Men Men Nominate Ticket
For Coming Year
The great feature of the business
men's meeting in Pioneer Hall Tuesday was the enthusiasm displayed by
those present and their perfect accord
on all vital matters. Speeches were
made by John Piercy (chairman)!)
Secretary Morley, Messrs. Carter,
Phil E. Smith, Williams, Booth, Pauline, Mowat and others, but the tone
of all was the same—cheerful optimism and an earnest desire to serve the
city. The following ticket for officers and council of the Board of
Trade, prepared and submitted by a
committee appointed for the purpose,
was unanimously adopted:
President—S. J. Pitts.
Vice-President—George Carter.
Secretary—A. B; Fraser, Sr.
Wholesalers—H.B. Thompson, Luke
Pither, P. A. Pauline and Ernest
Retailers—Chris. Spencer, W. T.
Williams, Fred Carne, A. G. McGregor.
Manuf acturers-C. J. V. Spratt, W.
K. Houston, J. A. Hinton.
Miscellaneous— Anton Henderson,
P. C. McGregor, R. Maehin* and Thos.
All the above ticket have.accepted
nomination except S. J. Pitts and A.
B. Fraser, the former.; of whom has
declined on the ground that the action of the business men's meeting
was ill-advised and contrary to the
best interests of the board" and the
Mr. A. B. Fraser has not yet accepted the nomination for secretary,
but still has the matter under consideration.
Letters replving to Mr. Pitts have
appeared in the daily papers from
■ Messrs. Morlev and Smith, both of
whom defend the action of the late;
meeting in selecting a ticket and emphasize the need of reform in the
Board. Mr. Morley intimated that1
Mr. Pitts was not a man after his
own heart but received the nomination merely as a matter of diplomacy
The appended circular letter addressed to the business men of Victoria explains the position of the
"Gentlemen:— You are doubtless
aware that although some good work
has emanated from the Board of
Trade in the past, it is still far from
fully serving all interests concerned.
"While there are various wholesale
and retail organizations, the Board of
Trade is necessarily the only channel
through which individual or collective trade interests can be served and
safeguarded, and our city placed upon a footing with neighboring cities.
Victoria is at the parting of the
ways; either she must, by continuing
along on old lines, be content to fall
behind each in trade competition or
take an aggressive position similar
to what has been taken by younger
cities with less wealth but more
"At a well attended meeting of
business men on the 7th inst. these
matters were fully discussed and a
committee appointed to carefully select, from the business men of the
city, (t/he requisite number as iai
as possible representative of all trade
interests to form a Ticket for the
coming election, to be endorsed at a
meeting to be held at the Pioneer Hall
on the evening of the 21st inst.
"The suwestions which we hone
to see carried out during the coming
year are as follows:—
"1. That regular general meetings
be held in the evening at least once
each month, and that all business of
Smportance shall be dealt with in
general meeting.
"2. That the Council, with the aid
of the standing committees wprking
in conjunction with it, prepare and
submit all matters of importance to
the general meetings.
"3. The Council and standing committees shnll each present a progressive policy for endorsement at a general meeting, and report at close of
year of actual work accomplished.
"4. All technicalities and unnecessary forms he eliminated from bylaws and meetings.
"5. Economy in all expenditures.
Printed matter of value, such as trade
bulletins, etc., issued.
"6. Instructive lectures on trade interests given during winter months.
"7. The principal feature conducive
to a city's welfare viz.:   The encouragement of existing industries nnd
establishment of new ones be made
a leading work of the Board, and a
special standing committee appointed
for it.
"8. There being full assurance of a
permanent exhibit of home manufactures being sunnorted by the manufacturers themselves, no time should
be lost in its establishment.
"9. More amicable relations sought
with the other boards of trade of the
"10. A systematic and continuous
effort to draw trade to Victoria
through old and new channels.
"Your committee is convinced that
after careful consideration and a full
understanding of our intention you
will support such a ticket made as
far as possible fair and acceptable
to all interests.
"We beff to remind you that your
committee will submit their report
to the business men's meeting ,to be
held at the Pioneer Hall, on Tuesday
evening, June 21st, 1904, when the
ticket then submitted will be considered and dealt with.
"In the name and best interests
of the trade of Victoria,
"Yours respectfully,—P. C. McGregor, Chris. Spencer, W. G. Cameron,  Phil.  R.   Smith,  Geo.  Carter,
A. G. McCandless, S. R. Newton, H. B.
Thompson, J. Paterson, J. York, W.
B. Williams, S. Shore, F. A. Pauline,
A. J. Morley, Committee.
One of the Great Railway Men of the
Twentieth Century.
Charles Melville Hays, whose portrait appears herewith, is a man of
whom British Columbians will know
more by and bye, as he is likely to be
the president of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway Company. Mr. Hays,
who is 48 years of age, is a native of
Illinois. He has been 31 years in
railway work, servimr in various capacities. His executive ability is
demonstrated by the fact that he was
general manager of the Wabash west-
Chas M Hays
Continued from page 6.
em division when he was only 31
years of age. He became associated
with the Grand Trunk as general
manager in 1896, and five years later
retired to accept the presidency of
the Southern Pacific, retaining that
post for less than a year and return
ing after his resignation to the Grand
Trunk as second vice-president and
general manager. He is president of
a dozen or more railway, elevator,
bridge and other companies connect
ed with transportation, and may in a
few words be described as one of the
fficst active and prominent railway
men in America.
An old-time friend of Mr. Hays,
one who knew him when he was beginning to climb the ladder of success, describes him as "a big man
with no nretence about him." He
knows his business, and has great
confidence in himself. When he
takes hold of a thing he carries
it through in his own way, ready at
all times to listen to intelligent advice, but alwavs deciding for himself.
His home is in Montreal, where he
resides in an unpretentious house on a
fashionable thoroughfare, from which
he walks to his office every morning*
a distance that must be nearly two
miles. The advent of such a personality into western development is full
of significance. He is one of the
youngest of the great railway leaders,
and Canada, especially Western Canada, is the place for a man, the best
part of whose career is yet before
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Leeming left
early this week for a visit to England where they formerly resided,
and where Mrs. Leeming has large
property interests. They will be absent for several months.
• *   »
General Sir Henry Geary, C.B.,
Lady Geary and the Misses Geary
have arrived here for an extended
visit,    and have taken Col. Peters'
residence for the summer months.
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hooper are
to-day celebrating their silver wedding at their iretty home on Belleville and Menzies streets.
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Gossip has it that Rev. Canon
Beanlands will return from the Old
Country in early October, and mischievously adds—"and not alone."
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Mrs. Saville gave a jolly hay party
—hay parties appear to be all the
rage at present—on Wednesday, at
her pretty home, Swan Cottage.
Mrs. L. W. Nelson Sheppard held
her post-nuptial reception on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons of this week.
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Miss Cunningham and Miss Ethel
Cunningham, daughters of Mr.
Thomas Cunningham, of New Westminster, are the guests of Mrs. Johns,
of Hill street.
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Mrs. Irwin, of Vancouver, has been
been spending several days in the
city, Mr. Irwin being also here on
one of his periodical business trips.
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Mrs. N. E. Oulette and her sister,
Miss S. Goodman, both of Winnipeg,
are enjoying a two months' summer
visit with relatives here and in Vancouver.
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Mrs. Ralph Smith, wife of the popular Nanaimo member of the Dominion House, has returned from Ottawa,
where she spent the session with her
*■    *..   *
Lady Boyd, wife of Sir John Alexander Boyd, of Toronto, and Miss
Boyd, have arrived for a month's
visit with friends here.
• •    •
Mrs. Le Poer Trench entertained
about eis-hteen of her naval friends
at supper at her charming country
house on Saanich Inlet last Sunday
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Miss Perrin, sister of the Bishop
of Columbia, has been making a
pleasant visit with Rev. and Mrs. C.
E. Cooper.
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Miss Alice Munsie has been enjoying a visit with Mrs. W. R. Ballard, of Seattle.
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Bishop and Mrs. Grisdale, of
Qn'Appelle, N.W.T., have arrived
here to spend a month's vacation.
The Misses Ethel and Maud Bechtel, who have been in the South for
several months past with their
mother, will spend the summer at
home. They will be welcomed by
their many friends, who will derive
additional pleasure from the fact
that their return shows that Mrs.
Bechtel's health is in a more satisfactory condition than it has been.
*   *   *
A oleasant reception was held on
Wednesday evening, to enable the
congregation of the Metropolitan
church to meet, and become acquainted with Rev. and Mrs. George K. B.
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Miss Cunningham and Miss Ethel
Cunningham, of Vancouver, are the
guests of Mrs. Johns, of Hill street.
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Mr. A. J. Pineo, science master at
Victoria College, will spend about
two weeks of the coming vacation
with his pupils in studying the
marine life of "Victoria Arm" and
the flora of the surrounding country.
The young people will camp at a
convenient point on the shores of the
"Arm" and will take with them
boats, dredges, trawls, nets and all
the necessary paraphernalia for the
pursuit of their studies.
Three new song hits direct from
the East—"Good-Bye Eliza Jane,"
"Under a Panama," "A Wise Old
Owl." These songs are sure to be-
whistled and sung by everyone in a
few weeks. At Fletcher Bros.' Music
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Preparations are being made for
the annual outing of the little folk
of the B. C. Orphanage next Tuesday.
•   s    •
Mrs. A. C. Home, of Nanaimo, one
of the mothers of British Columbia,
is a guest of her   daughter,   Mrs.
Fred. Brown, of West Victoria.
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Mrs. Ira Cornwall and Miss May
Cornwall leave the city next week for
a visit to their former home,    St.
* *   »
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guest of Mrs. Luke Pither, of Yates
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Mrs. Nosse, wife of His Imperial
Japanese Majesty's consul-general
for Canada, passed through this week,
en route home from Japan from a
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Mrs. T. Glendon Moody is spending a week here with friends.
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Miss  P.  Stoddart left this  week
for an extended visit to Montreal.
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Mrs. Cronyn is visiting her mother,
Mrs. Philpot. of Vancouver.
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Mr. and Mrs. T. R. E. Mclnnes,
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2" Government St., Phona 5 PROGRESS,  SATURDAY   JUNE   25,   1904
[jack Fannin
Is No More.
[Pounder and Curator of Provincial Museum Passes to
His Reward.
Poor Jack Fannin, tortured for
pyears past by the infirmities inherited from privations, exposures and
hardships in the days of his proud
activities, has entered into his rest.
The little world that knew him best,
as genial, whole-souled companion, as
enthusiastic lover of Nature, as ardent sportsman and keen scientist, as
loyal British Columbian, mourn and
will mourn for long a vacancy which
no successor can quite nU.
John Fannin was a conspicuous
figure in provincial history. He was
in many ways a typical and remarkable man From the time that he
crossed the far-stretching prairies and
the soaring mountains, he was a man
of activity, accomplishment, and usefulness. To his love of nature, and
lis generous dedication of his first
sollection to the province, British
Columbia owes her grand museum,
;he establishment and building up of
which was John Fannin's reward in
ife. In death it is his enduring;
"Forest and Stream" will miss his
mt^rtaining and instructive pen. The
vorld of science will miss his authori-
ative rulings on matters which he
oved to prove. The museum will
diss him. But most of all his friends
-those to whom in the evening light
e would recount the exploits and the
ranks of earlier days. For his Irish
xtraction made poor Jack an invet-
rate joker, and some of his ventures
i this line will be remembered so
ong as there remains old timers to
onor his memory.
They will not forget the telephone
ocident on the Fraser, for example,
Iwherein the late Mr. Fannin amused
limself at the expense of the untutored Indian. This telephone—before
ihe instrument became a common servant—had been run between two can-
lery buildings. The Siwashes could
ot comprehend its mystery. Said one
if them to Fannin, "nika, halo kum-
uk." Fannin explained, elaborating
nth the information that the tele-
hone was the white man's communi-
ration throughout this and all other
The Siwash stared skeptically.
"My brother," he explained in
abored Chinook, "he died last month.
iTou talk to him."
Mr. Fannin promptly advised the
inxious relative that he had the de-
lired connection.
"Where Peter now," was the next
nterrogation, "and what does Peter
Without a moment's hesitation Mr.
Tannin responded that Peter was un-.
iappily in hades, and that he wanted
i bottle of whiskey and wanted it
The Indian was convinced.
"Dilate nika ou," he philosophiz-
d—"quonsum tikke whiskey."
Then there was the incident in
rhich the late Alex. Pirie figured, and
fhich John Fannin delighted to tell
0 the credit of the Dundas journal-
st and wit. Pirie with a party of
riends was going through the mu-
eum, and the ladies were evincing
■articular interest in the specimens
f native fish. The process of preservation had been explained by the
"But tell me, Mr. Fannin," said
ne of the party, her eyes upon a
elatine in process of fixing, "how
>ng does it take one of these easts to
let' ".
"From two to four days usually,"
'as the response.
"Now think of "that," put in the
Tepressible Pirie," two to four davs!
.nd," turning to Mrs. Pirie, "that
izy old hen of ours uses almost as
any weeks."
The late Mr.'Fannin was a native
1 Ontario, although of Irish parent-
je. He crossed the continent to this
rovince in 1859, with Mr. R. B. Mc-
'icking, Mr. J. A. Mara, and a num
ber of others, a few of whom Still
live. He. shared, the -excitement of
mining life in Cariboo and elsewhere,
and followed for a time the avocation of a shoemaker at New Westminster. Always a lover of the fields
and hills, an excellent shot, and a
keen observer of game life, John Fannin was an ideal sportsman—a student
too. To his patient research is due
the proper classification of many
western birds and mammals, while his
name has been perpetuated in ovus
f annini, a noble variety of mountain
habitat first seen in a museum in this
city. There is some dispute as to
whether this is an independent goat,
or a cross between the white and the
blacks, but in any event it will continue to carry the name of poor Jack
Fannin perpetually. The story of
how the little collection of his own
grew bit by bit at New Westminster,
and was finally made the nucleus of
a provincial museum, has been oft repeated .
The late Mr. Fannin reluctantly
left much good work unfinished. In
this connection, says the Colonist, the
Natural History Society, of which he
was a promoter and a charter member, proposes to start a Fannin Memorial for the purpose not only of
perpetuating his memory in some
special way, but of doing some useful work of an educational character
with which his name will be associated. Although a large oil portrait
for the Museum has been suggested,
and the suggestion will probably be
carried out, the special form of memorial recommended is that of a
series of prizes to be given annually
for competition in the public schools
on subjects of natural history, and
possibly local history of a reminiscent
nature. This is a most opportune
time to take up the matter, and it is
understood that circular letters in
that connection will be issued at once.
We feel certain that many friends of
the deceased will be only too pleased
to have the opportunity to subscribe
to a fund for the purpose."
IT SOUNDS so much better when
you call it Alumni.
• «   *
SONG for the week:   "When The
Boys Come Marching Home."
«   *   *
IT TAKES that Deadman's Island case an insufferably long time
to die.
• *  *
YATES street in its present process of change looks very like it did
in '62.
• •   •
UPON ONE subject all the school
children are agreed: the examinations
were inexcusably hard.
• •   •
THE Republican national convention has mapped out a platform, and
there isn't one word in it about the
Craigflower Road question.
• •   •
IF GENERAL Bobrikoff really
looked anything like his published
pictures in the American press, he
should have been glad to get someone
to kill him.
• *   •
IF IT WASN'T wrong to gamble,
one might have wagered 100 kopeks
vs. a lonely ven that Roosevelt would
capture the Rep. nom.
»   *   «
PERDICARIS wants to look out
or Miss Ellen M. Stone will be waiting for him at the gates with a writ
for infringement of copyright.
ALTHOUGH "High Ball" won in
the Chicago Derby, it is safe to say
that High Ball as a rule is a losing
instead of a winning proposition.
JUST to prevent discord in the
family circle, the Times should make
it plain that its caricaturist "P. B."
is not Percy Brown.
• •   •
ANOTHER train hold-up was reported from Montana last week. But
what is one to expect in the wedding
month ?
• *   *
BANDMASTER and Cornetist Little, of Emerson, Man., has received a
fortune of $100,000. He need not
quite forsake his profession, yet it is
to be hoped he will, not go on a toot.
»   »   *
JEFFRIES, the big pugilist, has
"housemaid's knee" according to
the papers. But none of them has
said whom the housemaid is whose
knee he has, and so Mrs. Jeff, gets no
chance to issue a challenge.
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Two splendid Two-Steps:. "Moonlight," by the composer of "Hiawatha." "Nokomis," by Geo. Werner. We try them over for you.
Fletcher Bros.
Gossip of
General Manager Cort of the
Northwest Theatrical Association, returned on the 15th from New York,
where he had been making arrangements for the attractions which during the ensuing season will entertain
patrons of the Victoria Theatre
among the many Trust houses. The
apportionment of attractions has not
yet been made for the Syndicate's
Western houses, but should be disposed of during the ensuing fortnight,
in which Managers Ricketts of Vancouver and Boscowitz of Victoria
will be in consultation with Mr. Cort
' i Seattle. The circumstance that
the past "ear has been the most disastrous financially in American theatrical history and that salaries for
the good "eople are. in the engage^
ments for next season, at the lowest
ebb, should assure a plentiful supply
of excellent attractions at nominal
prices. Of course there are very
many explanations of the slump in
dramatic offerings—an overdoing of
the show business, excessive prices,
the tendency of managers to go to
ridiculous extremes in costliness of
mounting and accessories, the tragic
fire at the Iroquois with its inevitable sequential shunning of safe theatres by the public: all these no
doubt have played parts in the production of results. The greatest factor of all, however, has been apparently the rapid rise of vaudeville of
the clean and popular class. The ten-
cent theatres, which had their origin
in San Francisco and Los Angeles,
and which have in a season or two
made the projector proper several
times a millionaire, have struck a
hard blow at the more serious drama.
They must have their vogue. And
the drama must wait.
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The Grand this past week has been
making a specialty of musical quality
in its programme, and has been drawing crowded houses as is its wont.
The headliner is Frank E. McNish,
recently from the London music
halls, who has attained large fame as
a minstrel man, and who provides an
excruciating quarter hour with his
"silence and fun" monologue. The
musical entertainers are very evenly
balanced as to capability. The Hirs-
chorns' specialties are the ever-delightful yodel songs and the peculiar
instrumentation of the Swiss mountaineers, Mr. Hirschorn using for the
first time in Victoria the unique bow
zither—in reality a zither-violin,
common to no other part of the world
than the Swiss Alps. Fanny Donovan, plump and pre-eminently good
natured, sings comedy songs with a
peculiarly infectious unctiousness and
is particularly successful in her original parodies and localizations, as
well as in the Eastern hit "The Man
Behind," which Charles Grapewin
makes so much of (or would if he
had a modicum of voice) in "The
Awakening of Mr. Pipp." The Linden Sisters present a novelty in wedded singing and whistling, the whistling being distinctly artistic; and
Mr. Roberts, the baritone, finds
"Somebody's Waiting 'Neath Southern Skies," even better suited to his
voice than were his previous offerings. His voice by the way is pleasing and powerful, although scarcely
of the sympathetic timbre most desired for illustrated song work. Bernard Williams, the comedian of the
week, has a very neat and well connected monologue, introducing some
clever sleight-of-hand; and the bio-
scopic pictures have been more popular than ever.
An excentionally attractive bill is
that which Manager Robert Jamieson presents for the entertainment
of the patrons of the Grand during
the coming week. Not only is it replete with novelties of the sort that
please—it is so well diversified that
every taste in polite vaudeville must
be satisfied and gratified. The Ben-
ningtons—Billy and Daisy—have
been secured for the opening, in
their orioinal comedietta, "Her First
Husband " said to contain as many
laughs as it has lines. The Only
Helena, reputed the best "dresser"
in Western vaudeville, sings the
latest operatic gems, and also delights the ladies with her changes of
handsome costumes direct from Paris
and New York. Will Tagge and
Anna Daniels, German-American
comedy stars, are seen in what has
been described by one independent
critic as "just about the best singing and talking act in vaudeville";
and De Cne, the world's greatest
equilibrist, follows in a series of
startling feats in balancing upon bot
tles, chairs, tables, brooms, etc., this
artist coining direct to Victoria's
popular nlayhouse from the East.
The great Zoyarras (Ed. and Ameta)
play a return engagement, introducing new and surprising features on
the revolving sphere: Mr. Frederic
Roberts, the baritone, has a new illustrated song; and the moving picture programme is entirely original.
Comedy sketches, marvellous eauili-
brism, and good music, with handsome dressing to interest the ladies
form the features for the coming
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Dawson papers chronicle tbe farewell appearance at the Arctic Brotherhood's hall there a fortnight ago,
and the subsequent departure for
"the Outside," of Miss Beatrice
Lome, well known to patrons of certain of the vaudeville houses of this
city and Vancouver as a very pleasing soprano vocalist and a "good fellow" with all who knew her. Her
farewell attested indisputably her extreme popularity in Dawson. "B."
goes now on the Orpheum circuit,
while Miss James, her daughter, will
attend school in California. Herr
Adolph Freimuth had charge of the
farewell Dawson concert.
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An hour and a quarter of good
clean vaudeville is what the Crystal
has been offering to its patrons this
week. The bill has included Ranee
Smith, a versatile black-face entertainer; the Marsh children, juveniles
in song and dance work; Brand and
Lorand, in Irish and Dutch comedy;
Grace Almond, vocalist; Walter Kellogg, in the illustrated song, "Sacred
to the Memory of Sue"; Warren
and Ringler, musical novelty team,
and the moving pictures.
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Ian Pardicaris, the captive who has
been emulatin™ Miss Stone for a few
weeks "ast, was an actor in New
York twenty-five years ago, playing
the ghost with Mr. Daniel Bandmann's
"Hamlet" in October, 1879, at the
Standard, now Manhattan, theatre.
He wasn't a superlatively good ghost
* • *
"The Devil's Auction," West's
and Haverley's Minstrels, Paul Gil-
more, "Shore Acres," "Arizona,"
Murray and Mack. "Bonnie Brier
Bush," "Texas Steer," etc., are
among the return attractions for the
coming dramatic season.
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Kathr^n Kidder's play for the approaching season, in which she will
be co-star with Frederick Warde once
again, is "Salambo." Her tour will
include a date in Victoria.
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Maude Adamc is visiting the Oregon and Washington cities as "Lady
Babbie"—the one and only original
stao-e Babbie. Which is enough to
mal-p -"- wish that Portland or Se:
attle were a suburb of Victoria.
VANCOUVER Ledger rejoices
that there will be plenty of good
music for Dominion Day, the Fifth
Regiment band having been secured
in addition to the Indian band from
the Canilano mission. This compliment should be framed by Mr. Finn
for World's Fair advertising purposes.
• *   •
WHAT a pity "The Sketch" did
not hear of it when Sam Matson was
in London. A photograph of one of
the natives of Canada in the costume and carrying the primitive
weapons of his tribe would have
deeply interested the people "at
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J. W. CASEY, the veteran hustler
of the C, M. & St. P. R., was in town
again this week. He is not related
to the celebrated Kenneth C. Cnsey,
King's Counsel, of Hamilton ,Ont.,
facetiously addressed as K. C. K. C.|,
K. C.
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KUROPATKIN as a general appears to be merely one of the also
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ONCE MORE the business soul
within one revolts that copyright
was not secured in time, for that
school closing phrase, "we hope you
will enjoy the vacation and come
back with renewed health and vigor,"
etc., etc., ad infinitum.
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THERE once was a girl graduate
whose subject, I'm sorrv to state, was
"Man is a Brute"—yet this same
little beatit. sought to capture one,
earlv and late.
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SINCE taking over the Vancouver
Gas Works, the electric light people
seem to have been going further
than even making light of gas bills.
They have been making of them lighter.
a.jo  to  DAILY  *''  U
4.30      l/rtls-. I     l0,30,
flatinees 10c. ail over.
Management of
The Benningtons
Producing their original comedy
act, "Her first Husband."
The Only Helena—Change Artist
Tagge and Daniels—The German-
American Comedy Stars.
The World's Greatest Equilibrist.
Introducing different features in
the revolving sphere.
Frederick Roberts
In New Illustrated Song.
New Pictures.
Johnson Street
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The Realm
of Sports
Although the race is young as yet
for the honors of the so-called Puget
Sound League, baseballers of the
neighbor American cities are already
discussing seriously what it would
mean should Victoria—Victoria the
"slow British town"—Victoria with
an amateur nine out to play baseball for love of it and sport, succeed
in tajking into camp the proud teams
of Seattle, Sedro-Woolley, Bellingham and Everett. The bare idea is
unpalatable, and Seattle from the
foot of the percentage table, is beginning to do some expert teeth-
gnashing and hair-pulling at the
mere suggestion! And yet it looks
that way. Victoria with her percentage mark of 1,000 is on equal terms
for honors with the crack Sedro-
Wloolley combination, and there is no
third party as yet with an equal
rating. The game put up against Seattle last Saturday shows that there
was no lucky fluke about the locals'
victory, and so all eves are turned
Oak Bay-wards this Saturday afternoon, to see if perchance the trick
be done again, with Everett on the
mourners' bench. It looks again that
way—and if so 'ware of trouble.
The American teams have a lingering suspicion that they, the inventors and natentees, have an exclusive interest in high-grade baseball.
For them to lose a championship
series to the one British team in a
five-team league, and that an amateur bunch from slumbrous Victoria, would be gall, wormwood, and
several other bitter and unpalatable
things. There is one way in which
the people of Victoria can help ailong
the team. They can turn out for
the matches Saturday afternoons.
Does anyone imagine that if a Puget
Sound team had made so brave a
start towajrd humblin? all British
Columbia at, well say lacrosse—they
would not be sunrmrted by their
townsmen to the limit? They would
be the lions, and the earth be their's.
Victoria's ball team does not desire
the sphere. It hopes, however, to
play this afternoon to crowded stand
and bleachers—and to be encouraged
to victor-". The ladies will, i* formerly, be seated free in the commo-
dions grandstand, and the match will
start on time. Here is the batting
order for the local pennant chasers:
McConnell, l.f.; Burnes, cf.; McManus, c; Goward, r.f.; Rithet, 3 b.;
Moore, s.s.- Schwengers, 2 b.; Potts,
1 b.j and Holness, p.
♦   *   *
Richard Hall, M.P.P., president of
the Fishing and Gun Club, is taking a
very lively interest in the conservation of our fishing streams. The value
of these as a business asset cannot
very well be overestimated, and the
statement that Mr. Hall intends to
take the question of preservation up
with his customary vigor will be welcome news. "Progress" suggests
that those who are interested in this
excellent object should make their
views known through the press, so
that the Decartment of Fisheries
may understand that the people here
are very much in earnest about it.
This week "Progress" will content
itself with saying that it is worth a
strong effort to secure the proper
•protection of such rivers as the Cowichan. The claims which the Indians make are wholly unreasonable,
and while "Progress" feels as mucb
as any one can the duty of keeping
faith with the Indians, it can see no
reason for permitting them to believe
themselves to be possessed of sovereign rights, to be enjoyed to the detriment of the whole community and
without any real benefit to themselves.
*  *  •
The impression has gone abroad,
somewhat fostered by. a letter appearing over the signature of Captain Clive Phillipos-Wolley, that a
syndicate of sportsmen has been endeavoring to acquire exclusive fishing rights in the Cowican, under
some arrangement with the government. The next step would be naturally to keep out the base plebian
or collect license monev from him.
The case is not quite so bad as this,
however. There is no syndicate
moving to expropriate the fishermen's rights. The cloud nnon the
horizon as yet is no larger than an
application b•• one of the navy captains for considerable land along the
river where no trespessing would be
permitted. Yef Progress applauds
Cantain Phillipns-Wolloy's stand. It
is for snort, and for the preservation
of the great provincial asset in sport
—which   is   Captain Phillipps-Wol-
ley's stand every time.
#     *     *
Vancouver oarsmen intend to
be well represente at Portland
during the regatta of the North
Pacific Association of Amateur oarsmen. The senior and junior fours
are practising hard and regularly,
while there is great competition, more
than in any year past, for the honor
of representing Vancouver in the
single and double sculls. The senior
four is composed as follows: Robertson, stroke; Seymour, 3; Dillabough, 2; Spinks, bow. These men
have long been familiar with the local
waters, but they have not all rowed
together at Portland. They are, however, in verv good shape, and have
shown up well against those cup-setters, the James Bays. Nelson will
not enter a senior crew this year.
The James Bays beat the Portland
men last season, and think they can
do it again if the tests against the
University of Washington crew count
for anything. In that case, it is felt
in Vancouver that if the James Bays
are to lose the cup, rt is up to Vancouver to make them do it. The
junior four of Vancouver will go
down to Portland expecting to win.
On it, more than on the seniors, the
Vancouver's pin their faith. Nelson
and Victoria will both be entered.
The Vancouver juniors have been
rowing together for quite a time now,
and Stroke Dalton has his men out
twice a day. Dalton, by the way, has
been called the best stroke on the Pacific Coast. His crew is composed of
Thompson; as No. 3, a big, powerful
fellow of 165 pounds- Pattison, 155
pounds, No. 2, and Norman Sawers,
150 pounds stripped, No. 1. These
two men are old and seasoned hands
at the rowing game. The junior four,
taken a,ll round, is a much stronger
crew than the one which had the bad
luck to take a roundabout course,
which put it out of the race last year.
»   ♦   *
Wrestling is again a dead sport in
Vancouver. The pros, have killed
it. In the last match, between Dan
McLeod and Chief Two Feathers,
McLeod secured a hammerlock and
called upon the Indian to give up the
match or have his arm broken. Two
Feathers preserved the stoicism of
his race and retorted that it was optional with his manager which it
should be—or words to that effect.
He was game for either solution.
Manager O'Neill of course threw
up the match rather than have a
broken-winged wrestler on his hands.
But McLeod stock did not go up
even a fraction of a point in consequence of his victory. Such winning
of matches is business but scarcely
sport. The only admirable feature
about the thing is that it was so obviously    an     engagement     on-the-
♦  *  «
The race for championship honors
between D. Des Brisaiy of the J.B.A.
A. and E. Gloss, of Portland, at the
N.P.A.A.O. regatta, will be watched
with keen interest. Des Brisay won
by one length last year, after a magnificent strangle, and he is determined
to retain his laurels. His rival is reported to be doing much better this
season, and upon this account an even
harder race is expected when the two
men again meet. Des Brisay is training faithfully, and he is certainly
making the shell travel faster than
he did last vear. His style is very
pretty, and it is a treat to watch the
boat leap forward, gradually increasing in pace until near the finish, when
"Deb" makes one of his famous
sprints and crosses the line at a lightning clip.   Gloss will have to break
the record to beat him.
+  *   *
A strikingly handsome silver challenge cup has been offered by Manager Harrison of the Driard, for a
series of lacrosse matches to be
played in Victoria during the present season. From this it is evident
that although all American, Mr.
Harrison plays no baseball favorite
among summer sports. It is just possible that he has found a loophole by
which the three big teams of the
province may be brought together
this season, there having been no edict
against including Westminster in a
competition series for a distinctive
trophy, although Victoria and Vancouver decline exhibition games. Mr.
Harrison's object in this display of
generositv is simply to provide interesting   entertainment for visitors
and citizens durinsr the heated term.
»   *   •
Vancouver, Seattle, Bellingham,
Everett, Tacoma, Port Townsend,
Anacortes and Victoria all will be
well represented at the great international regatta for which the members of the Victorin Yacht Club are
now making extensive preparations.
In all forty fast sailing craft will
compete,in the championship events,
Victoria contributing perhaps fifteen
in the several racing classes. The
visiting '"achtsmen are expected to
number upwards of 150, and as these
gentlemen are of the well-to-do class,
and out for a good time, the approaching regatta means much more
for the city's business than does an
ordinary influx of excursionists.
»   »   •
A very interesting series of inter-
club tennis matches between the
cracks of the V.L.T.C. and those of
the J.B.A.A. has been in progress
this week on the new courts of the
latter club. The play while fairly
even has demonstrated that the Bavs
will shorth' be able, in tennis as in
other branches of athletics, to care
for a few championships.
Victoria will send a really creditable twelve to Vancouver to keep
the lacrosse club's Dominion Day
engagement. The suggestion has been
offered that both teams might if desired round out with individual Royal
City "lavers. Considering the feeling in lacrosse circles, this is not,
however, likely to be acted upon.
* *  •
A meetine is being held here this
evening of delegates from the several lawn tennis clubs of the Pacific
Northwest, to complete the organization of an authoritative international
governing body, whose rules and arrangements shall control the championships.
«     »    •
Charles Chapman and his partner,
two Fort' Steele trappers, have captured two mountain goats—male and
female—alive and unharmed. Those
who have hunted and tried to shoot
mountain goat upon their native hills
will be able to approximate the skill
displaved in this accomplishment.
An invitation to the Bays to participate in the Vancouver regatta on
the 1st has been reluctantly declined,
for fear that it would interfere with
chances in the bi" championship regatta at Portland so shortly afterwards.
* »   «
The first eleven of the Victoria
Cricket Club is over the Sound today, trying conclusions with Seattle
on their own ground. It is of course
an all-day engagement, and the' betting favors Victoria to win.
* *   *
It is altogether probable that the
challenge of the Roya/1 Clyde Yacht
Club for the America's Cup will be
accepted, Sir Thomas Lipton withdrawing his challenge in favor of the
northern club.
* •  «
The fishing in Sooke, Shawnigan
and even Cowichan lake this week is
reported but indifferent. At Prospect and other near waters, a copper spoon alone will beguile the wary
ones, and then only by fortunale accident.    In  Cowichan  river is  still
the best sport and the biggest bags.
* »  ♦
Dawson has offered a 65 per cent.
share of the sate for a fight between
Terry McGovern and Eddie Hanlon,
with a guarantee of $4,000.   As the
date proposed was the 4th prox., it
doesn't look as though the fighters
proposed to consider the bid.
»   *   *
Fishermen near Hosmer last week
captured a young elk fawn, despite
a valiant fight by the mother. The
captive is at Fernie, the first contribution to a zoological park.
* »   »
Vancouver's second eleven is engaging Victoria in an all-day cricket
match at the Jubilee hospital ground
* *  *
The Bays have been invited to participate in the Astoria regatta on the
22nd and 23rd of August.
Seattle beat the Angels last Monday 13-0.
One does ont have to travel outside
of Vancouver Island or Victoria city
to find examples of what The Mutual
Life of Canada is doing for its policy
holders. If you are thinking of taking an endowment policy it will certainly interest you to call and see
some examples of profits paid to well
known residents of this city and
province by The Mutual Life of Canada, and you will be convinced that
it will pay you to patronize a solid
home companv. Apply to R. L.
Drury, Manager, 34 Broad street.
Morley's or None.
Morley's Spun Silk Underwear is
the only sort that can be worn with
comfort during the summer months.
Finch & Finch have them at $8 a suit.
A primary food lor baby chicks up to five weeks old. (Friee io-pound sack for 50c).
This (ood is carefully selected, re-cleaned stock, cracked grain, Kaffir corn, millet
grit and hemp.  Free from dust and dirt, and strictly high grade.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
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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.
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