BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Progress Jul 30, 1904

Item Metadata


JSON: pwv-1.0344191.json
JSON-LD: pwv-1.0344191-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): pwv-1.0344191-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: pwv-1.0344191-rdf.json
Turtle: pwv-1.0344191-turtle.txt
N-Triples: pwv-1.0344191-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: pwv-1.0344191-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Modern 7-roomed Dwelling,
corner lot, good locality, brick
and stone foundation.   $2,800.
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
Maryland Casualty Co |
Policies   issued  at lowest rates 8
covering Personal Accident, Die- »
ability, Health, Elevator Boil- <<
—     er, and all Liability. g
|! ^ WiUTfftT a"eo. Ld. Victoria, a.c. «
Vol.1.   No
Price 6 Cents.
It's the cool light!
It's the steady light!
It's the only safe light!
It's the modern light!
It's the economical light!
It's the convenient light!
It's the only light with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages
Electric Light
The ONLY light for office, store or home
S^SsSSSm British Columbia Electric Railway Co., Ld.
The Yukon
Liberals Adopt Reform Program
j»t Nomination of Thomas
J.  Kearney.
i *
% Mustard and Horseradish, jar 25c   French Mustard, jar 25c '$
Blue Label Catsup, bottle 25c |
Qreen Walnuts, pickling, lb, 10c I
OIXI H. ROSS & 00., The Independent Cash Grocers %
iso'acres >ith buildings $3.«x>
or offer
l WILLIAMS & CO., Limited
Conveyancers and Notaries Public.
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Owners and operators 01 following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond, & Bsaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River, g
B. & K. CEREALS.    1
Home Manufacture. f
BRA6KMAN & KER M. CO.. Limited.
"W. MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T. ELPORD, Manager-
P. 0. Box 298.
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld.
Mills at Shawnigan Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. 0.
— Manufacturers of —
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   Nouldings,   Etc.,   of The   Best  Quality.
easoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
Typewriting and
High-Olass Work of all Descriptions at
Progress Office, 85 Fort St., Phone 697
Contractor and Builder.
Estimates furnished for
all classes of work.
Temporary office, Carnegie Library Bl'g,
Yates St., Victoria.
%eal Estate & Financial Agent
Agent British America Assurance Co.
for Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
P. 0, Box 428.
Phone 56
The fight for the representation of
the Yukon country in the House of
Commons is on in earnest, with
promise that the campaign will be
the hottest ever known in the history
of Canadian politics. Mr. James H.
Ross, the sitting member, having declined renomination, the fight is between Thomas J. Kearney, a progressive young business man of Bonanza,
and a staunch Liberal, and Dr.Thomp-
son, who bears the Conservative
banner. Mr. Kearney was placed in
nomination at a convention of the
party at which he beat out Thomas
Adair for the honors, by a vote of 40
to 28, the choice of the convention
being subsequently made unanimous
at Mr. Adair's suggestion. Kearney
was born at Peterboro, Ont., in 1871,
and went into the Klondike with the
rush of 1898.
Before deciding upon a platform
upon which the campaign in the Yukon will be fought, the Liberal convention adopted resolutions of satisfaction with the course pursued by
the Government in respect of the
Grand Trunk Pacific railway; their
appreciation of the management of
the Department of the Interior under
which immigration has been vastly
stimulated; their general satisfaction
with the conduct of affairs by the
Government; and their hearty appreciation of the leadership of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
The platform subsequently presented and subscribed to by the candidate contains eighteen planks. These
provide for the enactment of a new
mining code to be submitted to the
mining and business men of the
Klondike before becoming law; such
code to contain provisions for the
abolition of the existing export duty,
regulations as to assessment! work
calculated to induce more rapid mineral development, the examination of
assessment work by a. government
inspector empowered to issue certificates of work done without further
cost than a fee of $2.50, and greater
security of title to the end that technicalities shall not jeopardize legitimate right or vested interest; a workable lien law; the establishment at
Dawson of an assay purchasing office
giving the producer full value for his
gold in legal tender; encouragement
for the installation of water supplies
throughout the mining districts
wherever they do not prejudice public interest; cancellation of all concessions where the concessionaries do
not live up to the terms of their leases; a winter mail service for second
class matter; trial by jury in all cases
where the same exists elsewhere in
Canada; an all-Canadian railroad to
the Yukon and careful supervision
and adjustment of railroad and
steamship rates in the interest of the
public; encouragement and development of the quartz mining industry;
encouragement of road construction; non-interference of civil servants in politics; payment of good
salaries to efficient public officers and
the dismissal of the ornamental
civil servants; encouragement of capital without interference with thej
rights of labor or the small operator;
general efficiency and economy in the
administration of Territorial affairs
in the public interest rather than
the interest of Territorial officialdom;
an wholly elective Territorial council; continuance of the present national policy of immigration; continuance of the fiscal and general policy
of the present federal administration; and equal rights for all importers of liquors into thet Territory,
under the general law and regulations as to excise, revenue and license.
* *****   *****   **
* *
*   *
* Last evening's telegrams   from   *
* the seat of war, supplementing the *
* news of Thursday of a general at- *
* tack upon Port Arthur, announce *
* that the long-invested citadel has *
* fallen into the hands of the Jap- *
* anese.   Although the despatches- *
* in-chief    bear the Chee-foo date- *
* line, they bear all evidences of re- *
* liability. With the fall of Port *
Arthur disappears the last evidence *
of Russian supremacy in Man- *
churia. *
*****    *****    *   *
* *
I   Random Reflections  |
Z»llllI.ltlll.i«lll:J«„llll.,«,,t..«,lt..t..«,iliil,i«,,«„«..t..l,i«Ml   nj»
THE date on which Madame Nordica
will give another husband a trial has
not been announced.
*   •   »
THERE were no cheap dogs to be
bought at last Monday's sale. All were
started at one pound.
• •   •
NO WONDER Rev. Dr. Grant sticks
so close to that iron chest. It has
• •   •
THAT new patrol wagon will soon
be in commission, and then the poorest
of us can afford to ride.
• •   •
PITY the Russian fleet wouldn't capture a few of the tinsurveyed Victoria
• •    •
WHAT will the good Cons, do
for political material, now that Dundonald has went?
• •    •
EVEN if Victoria doesn't win the
lacrosse championship race this year, it
will be very likely to catch second place.
• •   •
THERE is no harp or crown waiting
for the man who persists in singing
"In the Good Old Su ."
• •    •
WE KNOW now the answer to "Oh
what is so rare as a day in June?" A
day in July is apt to be so rare as to be
almost raw.
• »    •
GREAT are the Japanese members of
the bottlers' union. They have the
Russians bottled at Port Arthur and the.
correspondents bottled at Tokyo.
• *    *
JOE MARTIN has bought a grizzly
bear cub. He will train it to make trouble scientifically, and be a credit to its
• •   •
EASTERN folk may as well be philosophical and remember that it isn't a
good thing to  eat  much  meat  in hot
• *   *
given an opinion that an invitation
which doesn't include the luncheon is
"a most empty one"—that is the recipient is likely to be empty.
• •   •
THE by-election in Lillooet is set for
the 16th August, and once again the old
typewriter motto is much in evidence:
"Now is the time for all good men to
come to the aid of the party."
• •   •
JOHN HOUSTON doesn't trust much
to the deductive power of the Kootenay
folk. He thinks it necesary to advise
them that the Tribune, which is now a
daily, will not support the McBride
The Water
Shortage and Low Pressure Emphasize Necessity For
It is not more than a fortnight ago
since a complaint was made to
"Progress" that so poor was the
water pressure in certain poritons of
the James Bay district, that household connections with the sewerage
system would not flush properly, and
the health of the city—there had recently been typhoid fever in the complainant's family—was thereby serf-
ously jeopardized.
Other complaints are general of a
shortage of water and of inadequate
pressure at certain hours of the day
in all those portions of the city which
are so unfortunate as to be upon the
so-called higher levels.
The restriction of lawn sprinkling
to certain hours of the clay, thereby
handicapping the efforts of citizens
to make and preserve a city beautiful,
cannot but be taken as an admission
on the part of the waterworks authorities that there is not a sufficiently abundant supply of water available to meet present requirements,
eliminating altosrether the important
consideration of prospective civic
Examination of the water pressure
register at the city hall shows that
the pressure has recently gone down
tn below 20 lbs. and even to about
15—what this means should a fire of
any magnitude occur coincident with
a wind to spread it, property owners
and insurance men may judge for
An abundant supply of water of
good totality is a first necessity in any
modern city. A supply cannot be
classed abundant which necessitates
curtailment of use for legitimate purposes at an" hour of day or night,
decreases the general presnre dangerously, or fails to allow amply for
municipal o-rowtb.
There is no subject more deserving of the immediate, intelligent and
loyal consideration of the council
than this. The fact that to extend
the city's water collection area will
necessitate the purchase (upon expropriation) of a private company's-
business, and the establishment of the--
water system upon a larger aud more '
comprehensive plan, should not with
public men of large ideas, be regarded as a deterrent of action.
The opinion of the city's solicitor
has been obtained that the law gives
the corporation priority .of right in
the utilization of water collection
areas within a radius of twenty miles.
No reasonable citizen would suggest,
however, that the city should seek to
freeze out the Esquimalt Water Co.,
by exercise of this precedence in right
without fair compensation.
It is contrary to the genius of the
day to have a private water company
doing part of the public supply business in a city that assumes to own
and operate its own water system.
It is obsolete for any city to have
private companies supplying such an
essential as water to the public.
Viewed from every standpoint—of
economy, policy, business—it is time
for Victoria to set about the. acquirement of full control over all water
service1 within its boundaries and the
enlargement and perfection of its
waterworks system.
Who among the council is possessed of large enough ideas to start the
ball rolling?
New Seasons.  Use   Price's   Pare
Strawberry Jam.   Gold Medal Brand.
Semi=Ready Business Change Sale.   Bargains for This Week.
STRAW HATS Half Price    40 FLANNEL AND BLACK SUITS (balance of stock) Half Price.   ICO Boys' 2-Piece Suits, sizes 22 to 211, Half Price.   All Men's   and   Boys'   Suits
Raincoats, Overcoats and Pints 20 PER CENT '"' 1'5 OFF FOR CASH-
Work of the
Dog Catcher
One Public Servant Whose  Life
Is Not of Luxury and
How would you like to be the pound
As the pound keeper is likewise
dog catcher extraordinary and canine
head jailer to the Corporation of the
City of Victoria, the average man if
asked the question would be extremely likely to say
< < f | ! » » *. !i!"
And then either the questioner or
the questioned would get plentifully
hammered, and the other party to the
affair would brush the dust from
his clothes and go his way, feeling
(whatever the outcome of the engagement) that the provocation was excessive;
The pound keeper-dog catcher is by
force of custom an Ishmaelite.
He may at one time have been a
merry-|eyed, jgoldenrhaared babe—in
later years a citizen in who was no
guile, until in a rash moment he took
the fatal office whose insignia is the
overgrown butterfly net and whose
official chariot is the Hoodie's Black
From that moment he becomes an
object of contumely, suspicion, decision, malediction—an outcast, a pariah, a veritable human yellow dog, if
the comments of his fellow citizens
ay safely be taken to properly gauge,
public opinion with regard to him.
There never was a. popular dog-catcher since Charon put Cerebus in the
hurry up wagon for being two tags
short; and then was compelled to
board the particularly ravenous pup
indefinitely while the courts threshed
out the exaretnely interesting question of his singular plurality.
And for all that he sacrifices—the
forfeiture of his fellows' regard—the
wagonloads of scorn and obliqny he
picks up every day—the ingeniously
designed handicaps that are arranged
for his ocffiai steps—for all these the
dog catcher receives no fancy salary.
There are many men in business and
professional life who are looked up
to. courted, admired and lauded by
their fellow citizens, who also receive almost as much pecuniary reward.
The dog catcher is expected to collect his salar" in commissions on the
very deeds that make for him public
hatred. The more cordially disliked
he is "for cause," the more successful he may adjudge himself in his
business. The clog catcher who isn't
fervently cussed from the outer line
of fortifications at Craigflower Road
all the way to the outer wharf, may
take it as proven that he has got in
the wrong pew.
When he finds himself professionally pitted against some mangy, forlorn, utterly miserable, vicious and
useless specimen of degenerate dog-
dom from the reservation, and discovers that men, women and children
with one accord pity the pup, bet on
the pup, aid and abet the pup's efforts to escape to the extent of their
individual power, and with glad unanimity revile and abuse him, the
badge-decorated officer of the Corporation—then he may accept the
consolation of philosophy that he is
the right man in the right place.
Perhaps in time Andrew Carnegie
will get around to him.
In one respect the public does not] value your dog you should see that
appear to know the rules of the game
in its baiting of the dog catcher. He
has a right to gather in any tagless
clog making his appearance on Victoria's streets, whether or not the
license fee for the said dog has been
paid—the tag is the only outward and
visible sign acceptable in the eyes of
the dog catcher. Should the enterprising official apprehend your dog-
minus his passport to life and liberty
engraved on the enduring brass, it
will cost you 25 cents to redeem the
hapless one, plus ten cents' board
and lodging money for every day that
lie has spent in durance.
Wallace Craig-, the present incumbent of the dual office of pound keeper and dog catcher, has held his official ranks for less than three months,
and in that time he has apprehended
no fewer than three hundred and
forty dogs of high and low degree-
chiefly the latter—the majority of
which have been redeemed by their
owners or sold at the block, although
one hundred nnd fifty odd have died
the death.
When one speaks of one hundred
and fifty dogs killed, a picture of
many mutilated or headless corses
presents itself to the mental vision—
a picture wholly imaginary in this
particular connection, for all the rules
of the Geneva convention are scrupulously observed in the official destruction of unclaimed dogs.
The post of public executioner is
not merged with those of pound keep
the dog tax is paid and the official
jewel is upon Pettie's collar. This is
the only passport if the catcher's net
descends upon him.
The Victoria pound is fairly well
equipped, but there is scarcely
enough kennel accommodation and
the fences are broken down I
Either may be the cause of injury to
valuable property. It is not well to
shut up a good dog, with a family
tree striking root way back in the
mediaeval past, in company with half
a dozen miscellaneous curs ignorant
of the identity of their own nearest
relatives and whose mission in life
seems to be chiefly that of flea preserves. Enforced association with
such canaille mates injures the good
dog's self-respect, and it may also
introduce him to numerous undesirable companions that it will require
many packages of powder and many
cakes of soap to alienate.
Joseph    Martin    Presents His Compliments And Regrets.
Counting an invitation from the Hon.
Richard McBride to attend the Westminster bridge opening at Westminster
on Saturday as merely an empty honor,
Mr. Joseph Martin, K.C., paid his respects in a letter forwarded on Saturday to the Premier, says the Vancouver
- —o-r   -r —m Attached to the Provicial Executive's
er  and  dog catcher,  although very invitation to Mr. Martin, and indeed to
many people have doubtless, thought others, was a printed slip, stating that
it is.   Mr. Craig acts merely as high the city of Westminster having made
sheriff, and the deed of death devol- special    arrangements,  this    invitation
ves officially upon the city veterinary, did   not    apply to the luncheon.    Mr.
Dr. Hamilton, who prescribes poison Martin  declined the invitation as fol-
of  a peculiar  special  brand  which lows:
first induces slumber, then dreams of
large and meaty bones, fights in
which the dreamer has all the best of
it, etc.,etc—and then oblivion.
A  sergeant of police  attends  at
each execution  as representative of
July 23, 1004.
"Hon. Richard McBride, Victoria, B.C.:
"Dear Sir,—I have to thank you and
the other members of the Executive
Council for your kind invitation to attend the ceremonies at the opening of
, -   — .wv. ....v. ....itinuiiics cit Lcie opening o
the majesty of the law, and reads ap- the provincial bridge at New Westmin-
propriate selections from Tascherean ster to-day.
and Crankshaw    at    the impressive "I have looked over the programme
ceremonial. as set out in your invitation, and it
The pound keeper appears   to   be would appear that the only item on the
doing his work well.    The dogs are programme  that  is  not  open  to  the
well cared for while in his hands, the public at large is an official luncheon at
best being sold at the periodical auc- 2 p.m.   I also find by the slip enclosed
tions, notices of which are posted at that your invitation does not cover this
the  City Hall  and   at  Campbell  & item.
Cullin's.    Thus far no fancy prices "Under the circumstances therefore I
have been paid at,these sales, prod- cannot see that any invitation at all is
igality in purchase finding its limit- extended,  and as the honor seems a
ation at about two dollars. The
great handicap to brisker buying
seems to be that a license must be
bought at the time of the purchase,
unless the dog is to leave the city
Besides catching dogs—feeding and
caring for dogs—selling dogs—and
officiating as master of ceremonies at
the execution and burial of the un
most empty one, I must decline it.
"Yours truly,
"Joseph Martin.*
—The Independent:
Mr. George Bartley, editor and proprietor of The Independent of Vancouver, paid Victoria a visit last week.
The Independent, which is Vancouver's
■■   •,   .   Ti  ".r.— *">'    labor weekly,  is again being regularly
redeemed it is the pouhd keeper s pllb,ished and presents organized lab-
official duty to look out for stray or as against irrationa, s0cja]{sm ^
cattle and horses-draught or cased querading under the labor banner It is
goods-and to collect.all dog taxes bei     modest, ented  but seemj.
not paid in to the City Treasurer. be jn tne field to stay this time.
From the 15th to the end of April,
$47.60 was thus collected in taxes and
fines; during May $157.90 was gath-',_Rjng Out the Old:
ered in; and in June no less a sum     A business of which little is known
than $201.25 was added to the rev- by the general public of Victoria is that
enue of the city from these sources 0f the export of second-hand goods. Mr.
Few citizens seem to be aware that R J. Bittancourt, the auctioneer of
their dogs are in danger, for no later Blanchard street has been engaged in
than Thursday of last week nine dogs this business for some time buying his
were captured in a little more than' g00ds here and shipping them to the
two hours. Dogs appear to have been Upper Country, where from branch
rising well that day, but whether to st0res they are sold to Indians and oth-
March Brown or Coachman is not dis- j ers. In order to increase this business
closed. Mr. Bittancourt has lately acquired the
The moral of it all is that if you second-hand store at 125 Fort street.
20th Century
Thos. R. Cusack Press
Cor. Gordon and Courtney  Sts.
Telephone    220
Clearance Sale
Army and Navy Clothing Store
The new management being anxious to close out the
balance of the stock of the late owners including the whole
of the Bankrupt Stock which was purchased at an extraordinary low figure will offer the same for sale commencing
when everything in the store will be sacrified at nearly
Men's 50c.   White   Overalls.      Sale   ^>_ r
Price    ^5^
Men's 25c. Heavy Wool Sox.   Sale       1^1/ n
Price     U/aL
Men's 35c.  Caps, Serge and   Tweed.   , _r
-Sale Price    '5C
Men's 85c Leather Slippers. - —r
Sale Pjice  o5c
Hundreds of other items to numerous too mention
Army and Navy Clothing Store
117 Government Street
NHIBBEN & CO Carry the lareest as
.  11IUDI.il  ex V*V. sortmentinthecityof
Souvenir View Books and Post Cards
New Illustrated VIEW BOOK OF VICTORIA Just Issued
>sf*»^^ i^*»^v>»^v^^v»»t«\/|^i»^>J^«w^Nv»»
+*i^*** <s\r**fo" m *oV ■ iwWMA%'
Saturday Specials
5c yd.
100 yds Muslin and Gingham
worth up to 25e,
Bankrupt Sale of Dry Goods
Corner Fort and Douglas Streets
Balmoral Block
Broken Lines Broken Prices
For Next Week's Selling
Saturday Specials
10c yd.
500 yards 4-inch Neck Ribbons, worth 36c yard
floriday Specials
25  Skirts  worth up  to $4.50.
Monday Choice for	
One only Taffet Silk fop Skirt, reg.
$18.00 for $9.90
$3.25 White Lawn Waists choice, for
$12.00 Dust and Shower-proof Coats
to go at $5.00
$1.50 Wrappers in Cotton or Flannelette, sale 70c.
60c. Flake Dress Goods in Blue and
Greens at 25c. yd.
$1.00 Black Voiles and Grenadines
sale price 50c. yd.
100 Remnants of Dress Goods and
Muslins at Half Price
75c. Chiffon in all colors, sale .. 40c. yd.
60c. Mouseline Dc Soie, all colors 30c. yd
Bankrupt Sale of Dry Goods
Corner Fort and Douglas Streets
Balmoral Block
Complete Lines of Small Wares on Hand at
Former Prices, Which Can't be Touched
Monday Specials
$1.95 Suit
? Summer Costumes left,
worth to $12,00. On
sale Monday	
ttffr^fmf^^Mf/n PROGRESS, SATURDAY  JULY  30, 1904
The Week in Society.
(Continued from page 5.)
Nurse Florence Sennett leaves next
[week for Dawson City, where she has
[accepted a position in the Sisters' Hos-
[pital of that city. She leaves a host of
[friends in Victoria, who are exceedingly
[glad to hear of her promotion.
• »    _
Mr. and Mrs. Blacket of Michigan
Fstreet and Mrs. Rivers of Menzies street
fare spending a couple of weeks at Mr.
|;Ditchburn's cottage at Shawnigan Lake.
»    *   •'
Mrs. W. U. Rurinalls and her little
Idaughter are spending a month with
[friends in Vancouver and New West-
• •    •
Mrs. Charles E. Redfern was hostess
I at a charming At Home at her residence
I on Belleville street yesterday afternoon.
• *   *
Mr. G. F. Shepley KG of Toronto,
accompanied by Mrs. and Miss Shepley,
■ spent the week in Victoria.'
«   «   *
Miss Baiss has returned    from   a
(pleasant stay with Mrs..Bulwer of Van-
: couver,
„Le Comte   de   Pange and Le Comte
de Caraman of Paris visited British Colombia's Capital this week.
»   »   •
Miss Hilma Ross-Monro is visiting
kwith  Miss  Florence  McLeod  of  New
• *   •
Mr. C. E. Cartwright, of the engi-
J neering department of the C.P.R. with
Icharge of the Lulu Island line, has spent
(this week with Victoria friends.
• •   •
Col. R. Wolfendeti, King's Printer, is
I expected home to-day from a month's
[tour of the Okanagan country.
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Marstrand and
[Miss Marstrand leave on Monday next
[for an extended European tour.
• •  *
L Miss M. Baker has returned from a
"visit to friends in the Terminal City.
• •    •
Mrs. F. Sylvester is visiting with her
daughter, Mrs. Menkus of Seattle.
• ■»     »
Mrs. Stewart Ruttan and family have
Ireturned from a visit to friends on the
• •     •
Mrs. Frank Higgins, who has been
I visiting friends in Eastern Canada, re-
| turned home this week.
• «  •
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Folliard of Se-
lattle are spending their honeymoon with
tVictoria friends.
• *   •
.Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Johnston have re-
I turned  from    a    midsummer  visit  to
I friends in Revelstoke.
• *   *
Mrs. T. R. Cusack is this week visiting
I in Vancouver, the guest of Mrs. Armstrong, Barclay street.
• *    •
Mr. and Mrs. Charles   Stimson   of
Vancouver have been spending the week
here, as Dallas guests.
«     •     «
Mr. W. R. Ross  M.P.P. of Fernie
spent several days of this week in the
, Capital.
• •  «
Mrs. Hugh Nelson is here from Pasadena, Cal., for a visit with old friends.
• »   *
Mrs. and Miss Ahearn of Ottawa are
enjoying a holiday in Victoria.
• •   •
Miss Florence Clute is visiting her cousins, the Misses Clute, of Fairview, New
• • ■ •
Mayor and Mrs. G. H. Barnard have
returned from a visit with Mainland
• •    •
Mrs. M. S. Wade of Kamloops is
visiting  with  Mrs.  R.  B.  McMicking,
Kingston street.
* *   *
Mr., Mrs. and Miss McCabe have returned from a visit to Sound friends.
• •   •
Mrs. Elford is the guest of her aunt,
Mrs. W. F.'Archibald of Nanaimo.
* *  *
Miss Mainwaring-Johnson is visiting
with the Misses Clute of the Royal City.
«   »   «
Mrs. Stephen J. Thompson of Vancouver is spending a few weeks in Victoria.
»  *   »
Miss N. iiicLachlin is the guest of the
Misses Ross, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver.
* ■   •
Mrs. F. W. Godfrey is paying a visit
to Eastern Canadian friends.
* *   •
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Sweeny of
Vancouver are visiting Victoria friends.
Mrs. Charles Doering and Miss Beatrice Doering of Vancouver are spending
the summer holidays at Mrs. Helgeseh's,
*     *     *
Mr. Sydney Heald is visiting the Old
* •   •
Mr. and    Mrs. M. J. Berryman are
summering in California.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mclntyre are visiting Winnipeg, their former home.
»   *   •
Mr. and Miss L. Russell are staying at
Shawnigan Lake.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson and family
are spending the summer at their cottage
at Shawnigan Lake.
* *   *
Mr. ana Mrs. S.H.C. Miner of Montreal are guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
* *   *
Mr. William Godfrey of Vancouver,
manager of the Bank of B. N. A. at that
point, is visiting the Capital.
 0 '—
Deliberate with caution, but act
with decision and promptness.—Col-
Method is the very hinge of business; and there is no method without punctuality.—Cecil.
I have always been a quarter of
an hour before my time, and it has
made a man of me.—Lord Nelson.
We are npt sent into the world to
do anything into which we cannot
put our hearts.—John Ruskin.
He who remains within himself
and rules his "assions, desires and
fears is more than a king.—Milton.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never so wretched or as liarmv as we say we are.—
Have a heart that never hardens,
a temper that never tires, and a
touch that never hurts.—Charles
Good sense, kindness of heart, and
a proper self-resnect are the elements
of the best manners.—Tyron Edwards.
Politeness is a mixture of discretion, complaisance, and circumspection spread over all we do and say.
—St. Evremond.
This Awful Thirst.—"The crops are
nearly all planted and growing finely,
but oh, how dry it is."—Majuba Hill
cor. Columbian.
Those Gadding Gadds —"Walter
Gadd spent Sunday under the paternal
roof. Mr. and Mrs. H. Gadd Sundayed
in our midst. Elsie Gadd went to
Laurel last week and had several aching molars removed. Herman Gadd
and wife were welcome visitors in our
burg last week. W. C. Gadd left
yesterday for Spring Brook, where he
will work on the farm of H. 0. Oster-
man. Cora Gadd is thinking of
attending normal school at Stevens
Point next fall. William Gadd has returned from Grand Porks."—Brock-
ville Cor., Jamestown Alebt.
As applied to the gain in net amount of insurance in force in Canada
for the five vears ending 31st December, 1903, fhe Mutual Life of Canada still maintatins its position at
the head of all its competitors among
Canadian Life companies as shown
by the Government reports. This old
reliable home company has well earned the title of "Canada's favorite
company." It will pay you to examine our rates and plans before insuring elsewhere. R. L. Drury, Manager,
34 Broad street.
"Progress" is on sale at t'he following
Campbell & Cullin's Cigar Store.
Army & Navy.
Geo. Marsden's News Stand.
Emery's Cigar Store.
Ormond's Book Store.
Criterion Cigar Store.
Anderson's News Stand.
Jones' News Stand.
Old Post Office Cigar Store.
Knight's Book Store.
Edward's Fancy Shop.
T. N. Hibben & Co.
Victoria News Co.
Pope Stationery Co.
Victoria Book & Stationery Co.
Wilby's Fancy Store.
MeDonld's Grocery, Oak Bay Ave.
Beaumont P. 0.
M, W. Waitt & Co.
Knight's Book Store.
T. D. McLean.
Segraves & Grant.
M. W. Waitt & Co.
A. C. Hummer.
.T. B. Holmes.
Fall Fair
Prizes   of  Greater  Value  Than
Usual to be Given This Year-
Preparing for the Races.
jb jo uoiidiuiauu }i{3i[S b ujiai puc   oSu
The prize list for the Provincial Exhibition to be held in this city from Sept.
27th to Oct. 1st inclusive has been issued and copies mailed all over the province. The special prizes to be given this
year are more valuable and numerous
than ever before. Of these a number
have been presented by firms represented in this city by E. G. Prior & Co.
for instance, the Brantford Carriage
Company are giving a speeding cart
valued at $45; a Melotte separator, value
$100, comes from Bristol, England; a
Bain wagon, value $62.50, from Woodstock, Ontario; and a Massey-Harris
cup to be given in addition to the
money prize for the oest district exhibit.
Another new prize is the cup to be given by F. R. Stewart & Co. for the best
fruit display packed commercially.
No less than twenty prizes will be
given in the bread department, most of
them of $10 and $15. This feature
should be well contested by the bread-
makers and housewives of the district.
Much interest is already being shown,
many merchants and manufacturers having expressed their intention of exhibiting their wares. The special attractions
will all be new but it is too early yet to
specify what these will he, though negotiations are proceeding with the idea
of making them of exceptional interest.
Young Victoria will have a day especially set apart for its enjoyment to be
known as "Children's Day." The committee in charge of this department consists of two pedagogues, Messrs. Tait
.and Gillis with Mr. George Jay.
There will also be sports and contests
of almost every description, such as tugs
of war, drilling contests, fly casting
and boxing contests. The horse and
vehicle parade will gratify those who
love the spectacular, while the horse
races which will extend over three days,
will be the greatest drawing card of
the whole show. For the last named
event a joint committee of the Victoria
Driving Club and the Agricultural Association, consisting of Mr. Gouldie Wilson and Mr. Harrison of the Driard,
have been appointed to look after the
track so that it will be sure to be in first
class condition. The buildings, fences
and everything about the grounds will
be put in shipshape order. Secretary
Swinterton is enthusiastic in the work
and doubtless if all citizens put their
shoulder to the wheel the 1904 exhibition will be by far the greatest and
best ever held here.
Teacher—How is it that you are late
this morning? Johnny—Please, m'm, a
burglar's been caught in the East End,
and mother sent me round to the police
station to see if it was father.
Watch This Space
Will riean
You   *
% The B* C Funeral Furnishing Co'y $
F. Caselton,     og?
Manager.       .a.
Show rooms and V
Parlors ?g?
fy rt.,.™c„»„     "r^^^il F=^^OS2 Government   »j?
I 83327 W!S       -   VTTv S™>VM *
$ _^4Z 2<J*r $
^L      The largest and best appointed undertaking establishment in the      ^
5^5 province. Telephone No. , 305,404 or 5?4. ^
i Chas. Hajward
^     President.
*4? Orders
ijjU Attended to
j At any time
9JF Day or Night.
is the only grocer in the city who gives
a discount for CASH
Victoria Transfer Company, Ua.f
Best Equipped Hack and Livery
Stable in the Province**   # at
All Rubber-Tired Hack- and Finest Livery Turnouts.   Baggage, Furniture
aud Freight Handled at Reasonable Rates and with Dispatch.
19, 21, 23 Broughton Street.
telephone 129.
mr T^f V I T W/"*\* I r\ T We have every modern
HI Hi I IT II A I Y —Labor Saving Appliance
LA^LJ<J I IVlV-il J.    1       for&Electrical use that ii
on the market.
Electric Bells, aTelephones, Annunciators,
Household Fittings,rOffice Signals, Etc.*
These can all be installed to advantage and will save you time and money.
The Hinton Electric Company, Limited
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Week End Excursions
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,   Comox and
Other Points of Interest.
GEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager
A Study
ft    No Vibration
is Mt when riding the
"The Pierce"
with Cushion Frame and
Spring Forks. This wheel
lakes the rough with the
smooth and the rider is perfectly at ease all the time.
Harris & Moore
Kn-.ln (RAM?
Cushion Foams     114 Yates St
Plio ne B 800
To the Gorge
Steamer Dominion sails for the
Gorge from landing near P. 0. building daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,
and every hour after until 8:30 p.m.
Single Pare 10c.
12 fares, $1.00; 25 fares, ?2.00.  Special trips and rates made for parties.
Royal Hotel
Fort Street (Few Doors from Tourist Information Bureau.)
Family and Temperance Hotel.
Strictly First Class.
Bath, Electric Light, and all Modern
Conveniences and Comforts.
Proprietor!. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1904
A  weekly newspaper  published  nt  35
Fort street, Victoria,  B.C.,
by C. H. Lugrin.
C. H. Gibbons .,  Associate Editor
H. F. Pullen Advertising Manager
Subscription Price $1.00 a Tear
Advertising rates ou application.
The reference of the Colonist yesterday to the Songhees Reserve is exceedingly ill-advised, and does great injustice to the Provincial Government and
Mr. James Dunsmuir. lit represent^
Mr. Dunsmuir as standing in the way
of the settlement of the Reserve question, and the Government as aiding and
abetting him therein. This is wholly
incorrect. It also does great injustice
to the Joint Committee, which has been
discussing the matter with the Government, but probably this is immaterial.
According to the Colonist the members
of the Committee, who waited upon the
Government on Thursday received an
exceedingly cool reception and were referred to Mr. Dunsmuir "to see if he
Would be a consenting party to what was
proposed." As a matter of fact the reception was most cordial, and the only
way in which Mr. Dunsmuir's name
came up was in the shape of a suggestion from the Premier that before the
Committee approached the Ottawa authorities on the subject they should have
a talk with Mr. Dunsmuir in order to
learn if there was any understanding between him and the Indian Department,
nothing of the kind appearing in any
correspondence in the the possession of
the Local Government. Mr. McBride
did not suggest that' Mr. Dunsmuir's
"interests would be affected," as the local
account of the interview says, or that
he should "be a consenting party to
what was proposed" as the Colonist says
The Committee did suggest that the
reversionary rights in the Reserve should
be transferred to the city, and thought
that, the value of such rights being due
to the proximity of the land to the city,
the request was reasonable, but the
Premier did not like to establish such a
precedent, and the request was immediately waived by Alderman Stewart, representing the city, who felt that the immediate settlement of the question was
more important than a reversionary interest that might not te realized upon in
a century.
This is what took place on Thursday.
But in order that the utterly untenable
attitude of the Colonist may be fully
understood, the history of the Committee may be briefly sated.
Mr. Lugrin moved in the Board of
Trade that a Committee should be appointed to co-operate with the City Council and see if anything could be done to
get the Reserve settled. .A Committee
was thereupon appointed, of which he
was convener. Before calling the Committee together, Mr. Lugrin waited upon
Hon. Mr. Tatlow, who had the matter
in charge for the Local Government,
and Mr. Vowell, wno represents the Indian Department. He told these gentlemen that he wished, before acting
upon the resolution of the Board, to
know if the co-operation of such a committee would be favorably regarded by
the two governments. The reply in both
cases was the same, namely, that negotiations were at a standstill, and that
neither government was able to make
any further progress, but that a committee of citizens could very probably get
over this difficulty that had arisen with
the individual Indians, and the appointment of the committee was cordially
welcomed. Thereupon the City Council was advised of the appointment of
the Board of Trade Committee, and that
body, at once named a committee to act
in concert with it. The Joint Committee
met the Government and had a very
satisfactory interview, and as a result
were handed a copy of the letter, from
the Department of the Interior stating
the basis of settlement. This letter
states that the Dominion Government
is willing to hand over to the Local
Government the part of the Reserve
west of the Point Ellice bridge, which
the city might receive to be used as a
park, and also the part of the Reserve
cast of the railway bridge, which was
to be so disposed of as to provide a new
Reserve. The Committee suggested that
the city would undertake to find a new
Reserve, receiving in exchange the area
cast of the railway bridge. The area
between the two bridges is to be sold
•-•nd the proceeds are to be held for the
use of the Indians. It was the reversion
of this fund that the Committee asked
slmuld be given to the city.
The Colonist does not think that the
Dominion Government will be disposed
•i re-open the question.   The Committee
has not suggested that it shall be reopened. It is fully content that the arrangement mentioned in Mr. Sifton's
letter shall be carried out. All it asks
is that the city shall be allowed to provide the new Reserve and take the land
east of the railway bridge. This is not
a matter involving the Indian Department in any way, but is solely for the
Local Government to determine. Mr.
McBride very naturally does not wish
to take any step which will raise any
complication with Mr. Dunsmuir, and
therefore, while welcoming the co-operation of the Committee and expressing
his readiness to meet its wfishejs in
every way possible, suggested that the
Committee should learn what, if any,
understanding existed between Mr.
Dunsmuir and the Indian Department.
And that is exactly how the matter
stands. The Colonist has created difficulties that have no existence, misrepresented the attitude of the Premier and
placed Mr. Dunsmuir in a false position
We are satisfied that the last named gentleman will not thank the Colonist for
substantially telling the people of Victoria that he has claims in regard to the
Reserve, which must be recognized if the
question is to be settled.
deliberately set out to deceive its readers on this point, and therefore are forced to assume it is hopelessly misinformed as to the facts. For the sole information of our contemporary—everyone else knows it already—we may add
that the date for the beginning of work
on the government section of the line
formed no part of the contract to* which
the Grand Trunk shareholders assented,
and therefore the government was at
liberty to insert any provision it liked
in the sections of the Transcontinental
Railway Bill dealing with that part of
the line. The date of construction not
having been fixed in the contract, which
the Grand Trunk shareholders ratified, a
date could not be inserted in the contract after its execution without creating
the necessity of calling another meeting
of Grand Trunk shareholders to ratify
the new provision. "Progress" hopes
that it has made this point so clear that
its esteemed contemporary will no longer
find itself unable to confess that it cannot understand why the government
could put one provision in the bill and
not the other.
The Colonist says that the frankness
of Progress in discussing the suggestion that the Grand Trunk Pacific will
ask for a subsidy from the province is
refreshing. It is pleasant to know that
Progress has been able to "refresh" its
esteemed contemporary, and we trust
that what follows will operate in
the same way. The advantage which this
paper has in dealing with questions of
this character is that it can be absolutely
frank; the disadvantage under which
our contemporary, in common with
other party organs, labors is that it must
always have one eye open for the chance
lo score a point against its opponents.
"Progress" can look at all questions from
the standpoint of "the man on the
street," and he is the fellow whose opinions prevail in the long run.
The "man on the street" fully understands that if British Columbia wants a
better bargain with the Grand Trunk
Pacific than the Dominion Government
felt justified in paying for, the province
must pay for it. Undoubtedly the Dominion Government could have offered
inducements which would have led the
Grand Trunk shareholders to accept a
contract involving obligations as to
places and times of commencement of
work; but whether that government
could have justified to Parliament and
the country an offer of such inducements
is very much open to question. Certainly
ihe Conservative party, which condemns
Ihe present arrangement as recklessly extravagant, would have been still more
strenuously opposed to more liberal inducements, even if construction in British Columbia a few years earlier could
have been thereby assured. We fancy
that if Sir Wilfrid Laurier had said to
the House that the completion of the
road from ocean to ocean in eight years
could be secured for such and such a
subsidy, but the company was willing to
begin to build in British Columbia in
one, two or three years, as the case might
be, if such and such an additional subsidy were granted, although the time
of completion would not be hastened
thereby, the first people to say that he
was offering a bribe for the support of
this province would have been the Conservative members and the Conservative press. We have the contract; it is
a good contract; it is a good contract
for British Columbia. Doubtless it can
he made a better contract for British
Columbia, and the question is: Can the
province afford to have it made a better
contract? The Dominion has done all
that it could reasonably be asked to
do. Is there anything, which the company can do and is willing to do, that
the province wants badly enough to be
willing to pay for it? Clearly it is premature to do more than state this question. So far at least as this paper knows,
the company has not asked the province
for anything, neither has the province
offered the company anything. "Progress" could without much effort suggest things which the company might be
asked to do for which, in its humble
judgment, the province could very well
nlTord to pay something reasonable, but
il is a little too soon to make suggestions. In any arrangement that may be
made there will be two parties, the Provincial Government and the company; it
will be time enough for outsiders
lo make suggestions, when there has
been some indication that the principals
are about to negotiate.
The Colonist persists in confusing the
fixing of dates for the beginning of
construction on the government section
of the work with the omission of any
fixing of dates for commencement on
the company's section. We hardly like
;o think that our contemporary would
questions upon which it is important
in the interests of the Empire that the
people of Canada should declare their
What are to be the limitations of the
Imperial Government in dealing with
treaties involving interests principally
What is to be the principle upon which
trade relations between the Mother
Country and Canada shall be settled?
What are to be the military relations
of the two countries ?
These are not issues in politics, but
they are questions upon which the people of Canada will pronounce during the
elections when they are held. The dismissal of Lord Dundonald is only an
incidental feature of the case.
The Farmers' Advocate has a ver
excellent article on Victoria and ii
vicinity from the pen of Mr. Herbei
Cuthbert, secretary of the Touris Asso
ciation. Such articles must do a grea
deal of good, as they direct the atten
tion of a desirable class of settlers fo
the advantages offered by this part
the province. Tourists are welcome, bt!
a hundred fanners are worth ten thou
and of them to the country.
The Supplementary Estimates are of
such a magnitude ($11,000,000) and are
so distributed that they create more than
an impression that the general elections
will be brought on this year. Speaking
to an English newspaper interviewer,
Senator Thompson, of New Brunswick,
said that the elections would be over by
November. While it is not likely that
the Senator has any inside information
on the point, his remark indicates that
in well-informed Liberal circles in the
province from which he comes they have
made up their minds that a dissolution
will follow the present session. A definite announcement may be looked for at
a very early date, if the elections are to
be held in the fall.
The contest is likely to be a very interesting one. The railway policy of the
Government will be one of the chief
topics of discussion, but it will be in
a great measure overshadowed by another question, which can hardly be called an issue, but is nevertheless of great
importance. It will arise out of the dismissal of Lord Dundonald, and will
mark a stage in the evolution of the
Empire. The Conservative press seem
determined to force it to the front, although it is not by any means clear
what attitude they expect their party to
take upon it. This is not without precedent. Indeed frequently a party in
power is compelled by the course of its
opponents to define where it stands upon
11 question of paramount importance, and
this is perhaps one of the most excellent
features of party government. Before
the next general election is over it will
be well understood how the people of
Canada regard the relationship between
the Dominion and the Mother Country
on more questions than one.
The ground will have to be cleared
of a good deal of rubbish before the
principles involved can be properly dealt
with. Thus, for example, the Ottawa
Citizen says a movement is on foot to
set up the Dominion as an independent
country under the protection of the
United States. The Ottawa paper does
not say who inspires the movement
or cite a single utterance of any man or
newspaper in support of its allegation.
The probability is that the Citizen is
only indulging in a piece of cheap political claptrap, and its statement is a
sample of the rubbish, with which par-
tizanship will endeavor to obscure the
real issue. Another illustration is the
statement of the Mail and Empire, which
was telegraphed out to the Colonist, that
Mr. Bourassa had declared in Parliament in favor of taking the command of
the Canadian militia out of the hands of
the King, which alleged observation was
employed to stimulate an idea that the
people of Quebec are wavering in their
loyalty to the Crown. What Mr. Bourassa said was distinctly contrary to what
the Toronto paper asserted. His declaration was that in his opinion the Canadian
militia should be under the command of
the King, such command to be exercised
either by His Majesty, the Governor-
General in Council or some one else representing the King. These two statements are samples of the means adopted
in certain quarters to create an impression that British connection is in danger and only the political party for which
these papers speak can save it. The trick
is an old one, and one would suppose
had outlived its usefulness.
We nave stated that it can hardly be
said that there will be an Imperial
issue in this contest, because an issue
implies an assertion of something by
one party which is denied by the other.
It is rather a definition that will be before tbe people and upon which they
must pronounce. The Dundonald incident did not create the need for such a
definition, but has rendered the necessity more apparent.   Following are the
Some time ago the ratepayers by an
almost unprecedented majority voted
to give the Victoria Terminal Railway
Company a subsidy of $15,000 a year
for a term of years. On June 30th the
first payment fell due and instead of
paying it, the City Council has referred
the matter to the City Barrister. With
all due respect to Mr. Taylor, who is
certainly a counsel learned in the law,
"Progress" suggests that this is not a
proper matter for his decision, Mr. Taylor can in all probability discover several
pegs upon which to hang doubt as to the
city's objection. It is quite possible that
he may point out something which the
judges of the Supreme Court, or a majority of them, may think relieves the
city from its liability. He can hardly
regard the reference to him as intended
for any other purpose than to see if he
can discover something of the kind, for
the City Barrister is not in any sense
keeper of the Municipal conscience. The
Aldermen may as'well look the matter
fair in the face, and if they are morally
bound as between man and man to pay
the money, not all the loop-holes which
the cleverest counsel can discover will
justify them in refusing payment.
Whether they are so bound is not a matter for a lawyer to advise or a court to
determine. It is a matter for honest
men to settle according to their own
views of what is right and wrong.
"Progress" suumits to the Aldermen
that what they are called upon to decide
is not whether the company has complied with the by-law to the dotting of
an "i" or the crossing of a "t," but
whether the company has substantially
done what it was induced to undertake
because of the contiact with the city.
If there has been a substantial compliance, the money should be paid. The
people of Victoria do not want to sneak
out of a contract if it has been substantially performed by the other party to it,
simply because some one has been ingenious enough to discover a way of
escape. There is such a thing as municipal honor, and it should be kept
"Progress" would not make these remarks if the matter had not been referred to the City Barrister. If the Aldermen, who are so competent to decide on
the facts as any bench of judges, had
refused point blank to pay the money
and given facts as reasons for not paying, the only thing then to have done
would have been to examine the facts
alleged as reasons for non-payment. But
the reference to Mr. Taylor suggests
that the aldermen are looking for some
excuse in law for not paying, and this
we do not believe the people will approve
of. If the company ought in conscience
to have the money, it should be paid,
no matter how many objections can be
maintained in law to the payment. It is
said that the city has by some action,
the nature of which "Progress" does not
know, estopped itself from alleging that
the company has not performed its
agreement. If this is the case and the
court should so hold, the city would be
the laughing stock of the country in
addition to having its fair name badly
The special edition of the Vernoa
News is a very creditable number, il
is - handsomely got up, well illustrate!
and in an interesting way tells of thl
wonderful resources of the Okanagal
Valley. The proprietors of the papel
deserve the greatest credit for their era
terprise in publishing a number that will
do much in attracting attetnion t(j
the garden of British Columbia.
Canadian papers, which use syndicate
portraits, ought to be more careful about)
the titles.   Thus in several such paper
a portrait has appeared and under it th«j
title "Secretary of State Hay."    Nov
the Secretary of State in Canada hap-j
pens to be called Scott.   The Secretar;
of State for the United States is named
Hay, and the title of the portrait should
distinguish between them.
The right of search is one thing; the
right to condemn ships without the
decree of a properly constituted court
and send them to the bottom is quite
another. The latter cannot be tolerated.
That the captain of a cruiser should be
a law unto himself is only a short remove from piracy—about as far and no
further than Russia is from being a
civilized power. The Russian idea, as
exemplified in the seizure of the Malacca
and the sinking of the Knight-Commander amounts to this: A merchantman flying the flag of a belligerent in
any part of the world may be at any
time converted into a man-of-war in-
stanter and forthwith becomes authorized to stop the ships of neutral powers
and sink them if its commander thinks
proper. Tins would be intolerable, and
therefore the British Government may
be trusted to put its foot down upoii
such a pretence. The whole civilized
world would condemn such a course as
Russia seems to think is open to her.
Just because the government of the!
day, which is Liberal, does any par-|
ticular thing, the Colonist,  Colun
bian,  et al, fortwith  explode witfl
indignation.   The latest incentive to
frenzied  protestation arises out ofj
the granting of superannuation to the!
former keeper of the Entrance Islari^T
light.   This gentleman applied to bej
relieved of his duties in 1897, and
the same time   asked   for a sup
annuation  allowance.    The govern^
ment instituted proper inquiries, an"
has allowed the application, a check;
being issued for the $1,100 to which
the man is entitled.    The Colonipj
fumes that this must have been dona,
in order to catch votes for Ralph,
Smith, being unwilling to admit th
plain fact on its face—that the gov*!
ernment merelv desired to do justice;
to an old servant.   If the alio wane
had been made without inquiry as tl
the merits of the case, the Colonist
would have raved of the recklessness
of the administration in its giving
away of the people's money.  Politic
have got to such a low grade with
certain class of newspaper that it disJ
gusts the public.   And it is not the ConJ
servative press alone that is in contempj
in this matter.  The Vancouver World's
far-fetched   attempt to make   political
capital out of an alleged flag incident hj
Cariboo is in precisely the same category
The Seattle police chief has been
made defendant   in an action   for^
$8,000 damages at the instance of
Mahesh Charan Sinha, a Hindoo^ trav-l
eler and journalist.   The majority ofl
fair-minded   people, although   theyl
don't know the gentleman with the!
name and the turban, will hope fori
his success in the American courts.!
The suit grows out of the Hindoo's!
arrest and incarceration for several]
days on suspicion—it is not exactly]
clear of what.   A certain Mrs. Poped
had reported that  a foreigner, de-J
scribed as the Hindoo, had molested!
Miss Cora Tyner, a young telephone]
operator  living  with her.    Mahesh,]
etc., was accordingly   arrested   and
submitted to the first degree of the j
sweating process, while being denied
access to the British consul—he being :|
a British subject.   It latterly developed that he had been visiting at a
friend's home opposite to Mrs. Pope's ,
residence,  and  the  sole  offence  ofl
which he could be charged was that,
of walking home at the same hour on
several  occasions  that  Miss; Tyner!
did.   Her hysterical mind did the rest.
Lynchings have been brought about "J
by less.
The Toronto Globe is 60 years old,
and has a Presbyterian parson behind its ink barrel. Its editorials are
heavy enough for sinkers on a fishing line, but its news service is ex4
cellent, and few of the Scotch in
Ontario miss it with their daily porridge. It is a Bible to them, and they
swear bv it, as Deacon McQuien used
to remark in Petrolia: "Wait till the
Glob comes in the morrow nicht. It
will tell a different story."—New Denver Ledge.
Not Particular.—"A bear is haunting the lower levels of Goat mouun-
tain. He is probably looking for a
shoot of berries ,or Jack Werley."—
New Denver Ledge.
Swore Off.—"Jacob Dover says he
will never again try to finance a celebration. ' '—Nelson Tribune.
You will enjoy yonr picnic with
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1904
.a .» j.-«.-«.-*■■*..» .*-.«   i   i..i..i.i..t.»..i..i.i..i.j.J„i. iliiliiliiliitiilsiliiliiililnlliliiliil< Ailltltltliliillllliliilnliihill^l
*!     The Week in Society     I *
i|ii»i|iiimii|ii|iitii|ii|iitinii|ii|N|i^M|inininii|i»i»4i +++ i|)itii|inn|ii|ii|ii|ii|iitiitii|»tii|iiii»i|iiiii|iiti»i|iiti»
The members of me Alexandra and
Ithe Tuesday Club were invited to Oak-
Idene, the residence of Dr. and Mrs. I.
|W. Powell, last Tuesday afternoon, the
occasion being a delightful garden party
Igiven by Mrs. Powell, who has the honor
[of being president of both these popular
land growing organizations.   The Alexandra Club, as the majority are doubt-
lless aware, is the only, permanent ladies'
Iclub in British Columbia and one of a
(very few (if not the only one) in Can-
lada.   It was initiated in the drawing-
toom of Bishopsclose about nine years ago
land with a slight interruption of a few
I months has gone on with steady appreciation.   The Tuesday Club is a ladies'
[literary association organized a few years
[since by Lady Beaumont during her stay
[here when her husband, Admiral Beaumont, was in command of His Majesty's
[naval station at Esquimalt station, and
[which is also growing and flourishing.
lOakdene never looked more beautiful
[than on Tuesday, when the bright sun
(looked    up   an   idyllic sylvan   scene
iThe afternoon was an ideal one, the air
Lsoft and balmy, wbUe the fragrant intense from leafy glades with their dowry
lof richest, bloom, inspired general ad-
tmiration and satisfaction.   In union, it
Tlias long been axiomically asserted, there
lis strength, but to see such beauty combined as was apparent Tuesday in the
Ibevy of ladies, was an added delight.
Kn the words of an old Bulwer-Lytton
jplay, "Nature like a gay young spendthrift in his flush of youth had flung her
whole treasure in the lap of time—these,
[steeped in roseate    hues the lake-like
(lawn, heaved to an air whose breathing
■was ambrosia."     Handsome    matrons
threw aside their life's cares  for the
ponce and were pretty girls again; and
the lovely daughters of Victoria—where
fchall one begin and where make an end
li describing them with justice?   All
lypes were there, the always bewitching
prunette sparkled in the setting of tree
|nd flower, and   the stately or petite
jlorides supplies the "ivoryfinish" of an
luisite statuary.   The music was a con-
Tibution  from Finn's  Fifth  Regiment
Irchestra  consisted  of    a    delightfu}
lid well chosen   programme—what an
Isential music is in every gathering of
lumanity and what gratitude is owing
|he Creator   for this gift of the har
iionic scene?   The afternoon was beguiled with croquet, tenais and putting,
Irs. Powell being assisted in her host-
Iss' duties by her daughters.   The guests
pcluded the  following:    Mrs. Rocke-
fobertson, Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. C
Todd, Miss Todd, Miss Mara, Miss
Bpeers,  Mrs.  Fell,  Miss  Fraser, Mrs.
jfenouf, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs.
B. C. Hanington, Mrs. Hasell, Mrs-.
Baxter, Miss Aikman, Mrs. F. Haning-
lon, Miss Hanington,   Mrs.   and   the
Misses Cobbett, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Seabrook, Miss Sweet, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs.
Harold Robertson, Mrs. G. H. Barnard,
IViiss McGregor, Mrs. Verrinder, Mrs.
R'ampbell, Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. Richard
(ones, Miss Stone, Mrs. Walker, Mrs.
^radburn, Mrs. A. A. Green, Miss Violet
ijweet, Miss Potts, Miss Jessie Potts>'
lliss Tatlow, Mrs. French, Miss Dupont,
Idrs. Troup, Miss Cameron, Mrs. Denis
1. Harris, Mrs. Thomas R. Smith, Mrs.
Sberts, Mrs. and the Misses Tilton, Mrs.
find the Misses Flumerfelt, Mrs. Blaik-
|ock, Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Lampman, Mrs.
D. Helmcken, Mrs. and the Misses
Pemberton, Mrs. Fred   B.   Pemberton,
krs.  Hickey, Mrs.   Macdonald,   Mrs.
Bore, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Spratt,   Mrs
llcBride, Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Combe,
Mrs. Parry, Mrs. Ling, Miss Ermatin-
|er, Miss Jeffries, Mrs. Lawrence Kirke,
trs. Dudley Mills, Lady Geary and the
Ilisses Geary, Miss Glassford, Mrs. H.
fcecil, Miss' Allison, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs.
pickson, Miss Sadie Peck, Mrs. Hibben,
liss Devens, Mrs. Bunbury, Mrs. G.
Vard, Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Brett, Mrs.
trover Burke, Mrs. H. R. Beaven, Mrs,
fcroft, Mrs. Cleland, Mrs. George Camp-
lell, Lady Crease, Mrs. Crease, Mrs. H.
larmichael, Mrs. James Dunsmuir, Miss
Junsmuir, Mrs. Dewdney, Mrs. Fletcher,
■Irs. Fagan, Mrs. Fraser, Mrs. Griffiths,
lliss Gaudin, Mrs. Garnett, Mrs. W. E.
Ireen, Mrs. Garesche, Mrs. James Har-
ty  (Comox), Mrs. Kirk, Mrs. J. A.
fall, Mrs. Hewlett, Mrs. D. R. Ker,
Mrs. Langworthy, Mrs. Monteith, Mrs.
Jaclure, Mrs. Munn, Mrs. Mara, Mrs.
[ooley, Mrs. Prior, Mrs. Prothero, Mrs.
ligot (Atlin), Mrs. Redfern, Mrs. Ar-
Jttr Robertson, Mrs. Rant, Mrs. Stuart
labertson,  Mrs.  Tye,  Mrs.   Snowden,
Trs.  Stirling,  Mrs.  Templeman,  Miss
uck, Mrs. LePoer Trench, Mrs. Watts,
s. C. F. Walker, Mrs. Renouf, Mrs.
Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Bullen, Mrs.
lay, Mrs. Oliver, Mrs. Wattr, and Miss
lierts. .
I *  •   •
(Apropos   of   the   Rogers-Oberteuffer
lidding, 'chronicled in last week's Prog
ress, the Tacoma Daily News has the
following: "At the residence of the
bride's parents, 802 North M street,
Mrs. Mary Ferriss Oberteuffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ferriss, was
married last night to Mr. David Rogers,
of Victoria, B. C. The ceremony was
performed at 7.30 o'clock by Rev. Alfred
W. Martin, and was witnessed only by
the immediate members of the family
and a few friends. The bride was married in her going-away gown, a handsome cloth of royal blue. There were
no attendants save the groom's brother,
Dr. H. B.Rogers, of Victoria, who was
best man. Following the ceremony, the
bridal couple left on their wedding journey to Banff. They will reside in Victoria and be at home after the ist of
September. Among the out-of-town
people attending the wedding were the
groom's mother and sister, Mrs. H. C.
Rogers and Mrs. Harry Barnard, of
Victoria, his brother, Dr. H. B, Rogers,
also of Victoria, and the bride's relatives,
Mr. and Mrs. Burgess Ransome, of Snohomish, and Mr. and  Mrs. John  M.
Winslow, of Seattle."
•   *   *
Among the guests of His Honor the
Lieutenant Governor at the opening of
the trans-Fraser bridge last Saturday
were: Mr. and Mrs. Edmond de Lotbiniere, Hon. C. E. and Mrs. Pooley, Hon.
R. F. and Mrs. Green, Miss Tatlow,
Hon. Edgar Dewdney, Mr. and Mrs. D.
M. Eberts, Mr. H. Eberts, Mr. A. E. McPhillips, K.C. Capt. B. H. Tyrwhitt
Drake, A.D.C., Miss McKinnon, Miss
Keefer, Miss Bell, Mr. J. McB. Smith,
Mr. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Mara, Mr. E. and Mrs. Nash, Miss Boswell, Mr. and Mrs. J. 0 Grahame, Mr.
and Mrs. Everett, of Council Bluffs, Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mr. R. S. Hunt
and the Misses Hunt, Mr. A. S. Gore,
Mr. F. C. Gamble, Mr. George Fraser,
M.P.P., Mr. and Miss Macdonald, Mr.
R. B. Powell, Mr. R. E. Gosnell and
Mr. E. 0. S. Scholefield.
• *  •
"Burleith," the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. James Dunsmuh, was the scene of
a charming hop on Wednesday evening,
given as a farewell to Miss and Mr. A.
Bromley, and Miss Dunsmuir, who left
for England on the following Thursday.
There were about thirty present, among
whom were Mrs. Ling, Miss Pooley,
Mr. T. E. Pooley, Captain and Mrs,
Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Hull, the Misses
Green, Miss Wason (Cleveland, 0.),
Mr. J. A. Rithet, Miss Vernon. Lieut,
and Miss Geary, Miss Powell. Miss
Bromley, Mr. Bromley,- Miss Dunsmuir,
Mr. H. Maurice Hills, Mr. E. Musgrave,
Mr. F. O'Reilly, Mr. G. C. Johnston, Mr.
J. M. Foote, Mr. R. B. Powell, and Mr.
J. W. Cambie.
* *   *
The community generally, as well as
the more particularly interested congregation, will regret to learn that Rev. W.
D. Barber has deemed-it necessary to
again place his resignation of the pastoral charge of the unurch of the Holy
Saviour in the hands of the church
committee, failing health being the
prompting reason. The reverend gentleman is at present enjoying a four
weeks' holiday in Portland, during
which his duties are being taken by
Bishop Grisdale of Qu 'Appelle, and it is
sincerely hoped that this short rest will
so improve his health that he may feel
it possible to withdraw the resignation.
•   *   *
The marriage of Miss Julia Jessie
Muench of Victoria to Mr. Charles Alfred Bradbury of Cheinainus took place
on the afternoon of July 27th, at the resi-
idence of Mr. Christopher Moses, North
Saanich. Rev. T. H. Wright of Sidney
performed the ceremony. The bride was
given away by her brother-in-law, Mr.
Moses. Miss Margaret Jones of Victoria acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Henry
William Muench, brother of the bride,
attended the groom. The bride was
dressed in cream silk, with orange blos-
The following have kindly undertaken to serve tea during tennis week
at the courts on Belcher street: Monday—Mrs. Edgar Crow Baker and Mrs.
G. H. Barnard; Tuesday-*Mrs. James
Dunsmuir; Wednesday—Mrs. Pooley;
Thursday—Mrs. Fred B. Pemberton and
Mrs. H. P. Bell; Friday—Mrs. Rithet;
Saturday—His Honor the Lieutenant
»     •     •
The marriage was solemnized on Tuesday afternoon of Mr. William Lorimcr
and Miss Elsie M. Arthur, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Arthur of San
Francisco, Rev. A. Ewing officiating,
the wedding being at the residence of
that reverend gentleman. Mr. and Mrs.
1-orimer are spending their honeymoon
iiver the Sound.
Mr. George De Vere Denny, formerly
city editor of the Times and subsequently the Colonist, who has been serving
the Associated Press well from Cheefoo,
has been promoted to take the place of
the late Mr. Middleton, with Gen. Kuro-
patkin's forces. Mr. Denny is rated one
of the steadiest and most indefatigible
of the war correspondents. He does not
advertise himself—his work does it for
•     *     *
The marriage of Mr. W. Dixon Hop-
craft, chief officer of the R. M. S. Empress of Japan, and Miss Annie Evelyn
Grant, daughter of Rev. Dr. and Mrs.
Roland Dwight Grant is announced to
take place at Caulfield Landing on the
4th August. The ceremony will be performed in the open air in a specially
arranged woodland bower.
• *  «
A small dinner was given on Tuesday
evening by Mrs. R. H. Pooley in honor
of Miss and Mr. Bromley, on the eve of
their departure for England. Afterwards
the merry little company, augmented by
the arrival of other young friends, enjoyed an informal aance, given at Fern-
hill by Miss Pooley, also in honor of
the departing friends.
• •   •
The choristers of Christ Church cathedral, through the kind thoughfulness
of Rev. Canon Beanlands, are wearing
very pretty badges specially manufactured for them by the great firm of
Fattorini & Co., of Bradford, Eng. The
badge is in gold enamel, with a St.
George's Cross on a cathedral shield.
• *  •
Mr. and Mrs. J. x. Bledsoe and family have returned from an extended stay
at Hemet, Cal., and New York City,
from which latter point Mr. Bledsoe has
just returned; they have taken up their
residence for the summer on Pandora
The engagement is announced of Mr.
Clayton W. Potts to Miss Gertrude McDonald of San Francisco who is staying
with her aunt, Mrs. McDonald of Fort
* *   *
Rev. Dr. Adam ot the Metropolitan
Methodist church officiated Thursday
afternoon at the marriage of Mr. P. J.
Wold and Miss Pearl Croft, both of
Port Angeles.   The honeymoon is being
spent here.
* •   •
The Hon. Arthur Vesey Meade and
Lady Katherine Meade, son and daugh
ter of the Earl of Clanwilliam, are at
Banff, en route to Victoria where they
purpose making an extended visit.
* «  *
Mrs. H. Wheeler of Whitehorse is
visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Le Page, 69 Superior street. She goes
from here shortly on a trip to the Old
• •   •
It is rumored that the marriage is to
take place next month of Mr. George
Wilt Clinton of Cumberland to Miss
Shaw of Colwobd. The engagement was
announced some months ago.
• •   *
The marriage was solemnized in Seattle by Judge Griffin on Monday, of Mr.
William A. Rogers of Bellingham and
Mrs. Emma Petherick, formerly of this
• •    •
The ball in honor of the tennis visitors for the open tourney of the Victoria
Lawn Tennis Club next week, and the
international contests, will be held at
the Hotel Dallas on Thursday evening.
• »   *
Miss Bromley, Miss Dunsmuir and
Mr. A. Bromley left on Thursday evening for England. They will sail on
Thursday next from Montreal by the
steamship Lake Manitoba.
• *   *
Mr. R. M. Palmer, provincial inspector of fruit pests, commissioner of
freight rates, and acting secretary of the
bureau of information and immigration,
is visiting the big fair at Winnipeg.
• *   *
Lord Ranfurly, for the past seven
years Governor of New Zealand, will arrive by the Miowera, due on Wednesday
and is expected to spend a few days in
the city en route to England.
• *   *
Mrs. A. T. Goward (nee Clarkson)
held her post nuptial reception on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this
»     •     •
Mrs. J. B. McKilligan and Miss McKilligan are visiting relatives and friends
at Winnipeg and Toronto.
» • •
Mr. Robin W. Dunsmuir is again
able to be at his place of business after
his long and trying siege of typhoid
•    •    •
Mrs. A. B. C. Deriniston of Seattle
is visiting Victoria friends.
(Continued on pace 6).   "'"""
All Eyes
This Way
Stock to be cleared at once for
rebuilding operations.
See windows for reductions in
Shrewd buyers will take advantage of this sale.
I Allen's Fit Reform Wardrobe
73 Government Street
, :
Vt Reduced to 35c. each, i4.00 per doz.T, Over 1,500 of the Latest      9
Ii Records to choose ^from. 'A
LILLEV'S Ite Cream Soil
Never fails to please. That's what
makes our Ice Cream Soda go. And
it is fine. Always pure, wholesome,
delicious. Prepared with choicest of
fruit flavors, it is as nectar for the gods.
A glass of our soda when feeling heated
is a treat for the soul. Try one and be
105 Douglas St.
Phone 850a
Booker Washington, in lecturing to
his colored people, tells them this
story, and it hits hard those of hisV
own race who have tried to injure
him.   He says:—
"Once upon a time there was an
old colored man who was having great
success catching crabs. He had a tremendous box more than half full,
when a passerby warned him that the
biggest and best crabs were crawling
out and would escape. The old man
"Thankee, sir, much obleeged, but
I ain't goin' to lose no crabs. I'se a
crabologist, I is, and I knows all 'bout
dc crab nature. I don't need to
watch 'em 'tall. When de big crab
fight up to de top, and when he is
gittin' out, de little crabs catch him
by dc laig and pull him back. He
caiti't git out nohow.''
And then Booker Washington says:
"My friends, I have been informed
that (here is something of crab nature
in human nature: but it must be altogether among white folks, and not in
our nice."—New York Tribune.
New Seasons—Use   Prices   Pure
Strawberry Jam.   Gold Medal Brand.
All Kinds of
Hair Work Done
Etc., at
Mrs. C,
THE most cruel slap on the wrist that
William Jennings Bryan has yet received
is when his portrait is thrown on the
canvas at the Grand and an all-wise
American visitor greets it with "There's
THEY have humorists in London,
Ont., and the Londoners also know their
western geography fairly well, When
Mr. T. C. Wright left for Vancouver
last week he was presented with two
handsome umbrellas. 6
Victoria's cricketers had a walk-over
at Tacoma last Saturday, making 90 in
their first innings and 179 in the second,
while Tacoma in the one innings played
put together but 49. The hero of the
day was L. York, who in Victoria's second appearance at bat, made 102, not out.
His brother W. York, had a score of 44,
and Q. D. H. Warden 24.
* .  •
Nelson's lacrosse team contemplates
making a tour of the Coast in which
matches would be played with Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle—but not New
Westminster. It is to be hoped that preliminary arrangements will be made when
the Nelson men come to the seaboard,
for bringing them into the championship
argument next season.
• *    *
Just now the James Bays are trying
to work out the problem as to how they
can be suitably represented at the Astoria regatta on the 6th, 7th and 8th.
It will not be possible for the "Big
Four" to get away so soon after the
Portland trip, but others of the rowing
members may be able to make it.
• »     •
Bobby Walthour is still king of the
cycle racing game. In certain parts of
the earth, bicycle racing is still an attraction in the eyes of the populace.
• •   •
There is no game arranged for the
Victoria baseball nine to-morrow,' and
future fixtures are somewhat indefinite,
although a return engagement with
Sedro-Woolley is promised.
• •   ■»
Next year's regatta of the N.P.A.A.O.
will be held some time between the 15th
July and 15th August, the Victoria boys
having the right.to fix the exact date.
.   *   *
Vancouver's lacrosse team is to be sent
East to make a bid for the Minto cup.
It will have the best wishes of Victoria,
although its chances of success are not
the rosiest.
• •    •
The city council of Grand Forks has
voted $500 toward the summer race meet
there. They are good sports, those aldermen of Grand Forks.
• «   • '
Bothell was strictly out of it in the
game at Oak Bay Park last Saturday,
Virtue's Invincibles doing them up neatly and expeditiously to the tune of 8-3.
Salmon trolling is near at hand. As
yet the fish are not running.
To Be Observed By Campers and Others
to Decrease Forest Fire Loss.
1. Do not build a larger fire than you
2. Do not build your fires in dense
masses of pine leaves, duff and other
combustible material, where the fire is
sure to spread.
3. Do not build your fire against large
logs, especially rotton logs, where it
requires much more work and time to
put the fire out than you are willing
to expend, and where you are rarely
quite certain that the fire is really and
completely extinguished.
4. In windy weather and in dangerous
places dig a hole and clear off a place
to secure your fire. You will save wood
and trouble. .
5. Every camp fire should be completely put out before leaving the camp.
6. Do not build fires- to clear off land
and for other similar purposes without
informing the nearest official so that
he may assist you.
—Good Workmanship:
The Regent Hotel, at the corner of
Johnson and Douglas streets, which has
recently been taken over by the Messrs.
James and John Meiuram and thoroughly renovated and re-decorated, exhibits
some excellent examples of workmanlike painting and paper-hanging, a credit
to the firm of Keown & Tite, who had
the contract. The dental parlors of
Dr. F. G. Moody have also been handsomely re-decorated hy the same expert
firm, and are an example of artistic
graining and wall decoration in its highest style.
-—The New Library:
The walls of the new Carnegie Library
are practically finished and the stone
steps are almost ready to be put in position so that Mr. Snider, the contractor,
will be able to concentrate all his energies on the roof and interior work. Tlie
tiling for the hall is expected from England within the next few weeks. Tf no
hitch occurs a few months will witness
the completion of this work which will
be a valuable improvement to that part
of the city and a credit to the contractor
and the architect
—Y. M. C. A. Outing:
The members and friends of the Y.
M. C. A. are to have an excursion on the
steamer City of Nanaimo this afternoon,
starting from the E. & N. wharf at 1:3a
Anyone wanting a pleasant time is invited to go, the merely nominal charge
of fifty cents for the round trip going
towards the funds of the association.
—Music at the Park:
the pleasant announcement is made
that there will be a first class concert at
Beacon Hill Park to-morrow by the
fine band of the Fifth Regiment. Owing to the band's touring plans, it will be
impossible for the council to arrange for
a regular series of concerts by this
band during the remainder of the summer; it is promised, however, that there
will be plenty of music, presumably by
the City Band.
—Wanted: Canadian Coin:
Every day furnishes fresh illustration
of the manner in which this country is
being flooded with United States silver
coin. A gentleman who visited the Post
Office stamp wicket only a few days ago,
made a small purchase, and tendered a
Canadian $5 bill', receiving in change
$4.65. Of this $4.50 was in American
money. It doesn't require elaboration
to show how much the big republic profits by having its silver accepted at a
valuation greatly in excess of its actual
value, as is being done every day in. the
year. It is about time that Canada
minted her own silver money, and, doing
so, - accepted foreign silver only at a
—Victoria's Bathing Facilities:
What is the use of all that is said and
written as to the delightful temperature
of the water of Victoria Arm for bathing, when facilities for enjoying this
form of recreation and health-giving
activity are non-existent for the general
public, and tbe authorities instead of encouraging, do their utmost to prevent
bathing in the Arm?
The popularization of a suitable bathing beach—such as English Bay is to the
city and citizens of Vancouver—is something that Victoria should undertake at
once. May it not be possible for the city,
now that it is acquiring property near
the Gorge, to make a move in this direction by erecting a number of bathing
houses, where bathers may change their
costumes in privacy and conveniently?
As it is now, despite the booming of
the Arm as a swimmer's paradise, the
man or boy who essays to swim therein
is rated about midway between a chicken
thief and a common drunk. The boating parties look at him through their
fingers and say uncomplimentary things
about the inefficiency of the police.
And yet to everyone who speaks of
the waters hereabouts being too cold for
bathing, they say, "why there's the
Arm I"
A few bathing houses, a spontaneous
and cordial invitation to the public to
use them, and later on the construction
of a beach "up the Arm," constitutes a
programme of inexpensive and necessary
improvement that the council, aided and
seconded by the Tourist Association,
should take in hand at once.
Throwing rice on and after newly
married couples is a barbarous custom
that should be laid to a long rest. The
ordeal of matrimony is sufficient without having the strain increased by a
lot of mildly insane friends yelling
like mad Russians and strewing everything with the standard cereal of
China. The only proper thing to
throw at a wedding party is the beautiful paper dollar. It falls lightly and
has a tendency to create pleasurable
feelings.—Poplar Nugget.
There's "Love"   In  It.-"Lawn
tennis is becoming quite a game of interest. ''—Carberry Express.
A Wide Stretch.—"Mr. Crowston
talked from the Bible to the boys last
Sunday afternoon."—Fprt Steelii
Queen Bess' Alias.—"A new card
game lias been introduced into the Sandon .Hotel Sluff Club by Jack Regan.
It is called Crazy Annie and is very
fascinating once you catch on, more so
if you keep clear of the Queen of Spades
—Crazy Annie—which makes thirteen
points against you."—Sandon Standard.
it     *     *
Hear'st This Oh William?-"We
would rather be Billy Hearst with his
three great papers and his barrels of
yellow ink and money than be president of  sixteen countries  like   the
United States."—New Denver Ledge.
• •   •
"Contrary If Any — Carried"!—
"Grand Forks aldermen propose to
remunerate the mayor with $300 and
each member of the council with $225
for   the   years   services."—Phoenix
• »    *
No Live Need.—"There is, perhaps,
no vital need of it, but Enderby should
have a cemetery. In view of the organization of a lacrosse team here the subject assumes a livelier importance."—
• *,-.*
Signs of Life.—"A new departure is
noticeable in the Coast papers. The'
Victoria Colonist is producing pictures
in which one can distinguish animation."—Edenograph.
• •   »
Surface Showings.—"A poker chip
was found on the street in Poplar this
week. The lead has not been found
yet, although experts think it may
crop out at Kaslo."—Poplar Nugget.
• «    • ,
Equine or Brake-beam1?—"J. E.
Bell started Monday to ride W. T.
Williams' coal black charger to Spokane. "—Phoenix Pioneer.
* *   »
Taffying The Old Man.—"A very
handsome grandfather's clock has been
put in place in the Hume hotel."—Nelson Daily News.
Woodshed P*arty*?—"Dad and I did
not get to Sumas for the Fourth for
reasons not for publication."—Majuba
Cor. Chilliwack Progress.
* *   *
Equine Ignorance.—"Six horses found
their way to the city pound last evening."—Phoenix Pioneer.
• •     *
The Little Red School.—"W.A. Chap-
pell left for Mara Monday to paint the
school house there."—Edenograph.
»     *     »
Elections Coming.—"We have been approached. At Lardeau the other day Bob
Green gave us a cigar."—New Denver
* *   ,
Shady Sheol.—"We had 95 in the
shade Wednesday but that was nothing
compared with the reports of the other
fellows."—Sandon Standard.
* •    •
This is a Joke.—"The new freights
are simply frights."—Sandon Standard.
* « ' •
Longing For Riots.—"The town is
quiet this week and news is scarce in
consequence. • —Sandon  Standard.
* «  *
Pity Ireland.—"A potato famine hit
the camp this week. "—Sandon Standard.
* «  *
Waning Love—"The weather of
late makes us indifferent to the coal
man."—New Denver Ledge.
New Peeler Joins The Force.—"Mr.
Stanley Peele is the proud father of a
baby boy."—New Westminster Columbian.
»  •  »
"Sunny Jim" Succeeding.—"The
Spitzee mine is increasing its Force."
—Rossland World.
* •  *
The Thickening Process.—"Porcupines are thick near by Small
gardens and henneries are becoming
thick around town."—Sandon Standard.
Never Fail
You cannot find am investment equal
to a purchaser of shares in The Western Medioine Co., Ltd., at 25 cents.
Because its success is assured, its
possibilities are unlimited, its promoters' shares only draw dividends in
proportion to treasury shares sold. It
is-the only company in Canada , hieh
places its shareholders on this basis.
Why not buy a block before the rise
which is sure to come?
The Never Fail Remedies are the
only Non-Alcoholic Medicines; this,
together with their wonderful curative powers, is going to make them the
most popular medicines on the market. Read the company's new booklet; it is full of health hints; free at
the office, 92 Government Street.
The Western
Medicine Co.
Telephone 32
P.O. Box No. 18
Cor. Gov't and Johnson Sts., Victoria.
The Paterson Shoe1
Co's Stores     ;
All Summer Lines Reduced        1
Unprecedented Prices During This
The Paterson
Shoe Co., Ld,
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Majesty's
Royal Navy, the Dominion Government, etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
niSS C. A .flESHER
Hand Made Laces, Stamped Linens.
Lace and limbroidery
FOR SALE:—First Class Cyclery, centrally located, with full stock high-
grade renting wheels, and A 1 repair
department, thoroughly equipped. Ill
health necessitates retirement. Business in prosperous condition, and a
going concern. For particulars inquire at office of "Progress," 35 Fort
Summer Goods
Window Screen, all sizes
20, 30, 35 and 40c
Meat Covers. -   - 10c up to 75c
Hammocks -   90c up to $5.50
Garden Hose, - $5.50 to $7.50
for 50 feet.
Hastie's Fair
77 Government St.
& Watkins
Rooms 9 Sill Five Slate*
P. O. BOX 219.
A.). Clyde,
-    Sole Ageut for the
Stoves and cRange
Everything for the kitchen
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street.
Phone 855.
P. 0. Box •
The Dawn of Reform.—"Salvation
has come to Ferguson, and tbe gamblers are living on mush and green onions."—Poplar Nugget.
A Dual Dying—"The Rossland
Evening World has ceased publication and given up the ghost."—
Movie Leader.
An Irish Carnival.—"Squire Lov-
att celebrated the 12th by feasting on
new potatoes."—Sandon Standard.
Extrel-c-c!.—"In Ivaslo Ghflirlie
Behrman has a sane idea."—New
Denver Ledge.
Substitute For Paint.—"Some of
our citizens are piuting quite a tasty
appearance on their residences."—
Carberry Express.
♦    »    •
The New Edition—"Faint heart
seldom wins a dark lady. "—Poplar
* *   *
Ruthless Destruction.—"The Yankees captured Ferguson Monday and
destroyed six kegs of beer.''— Poplar
* «   *
Great City's Excitements.—"The
drawing for a.u elegant rubber-tired
buggy came off at Storey & Campbell's Friday evening. '' — Mount
Pleasant  Advocate.
Buy Your Groceries
Quality and Value may be relied upon.
We recommend our[Ceylon Teas at 30c
40c and 50c.   They are the best.
Hillside Avenue and First St.
Contineutally-famed and Strictly
First-class Hotels.
The Dallas
Situat:d on the Dallas Road—Vic-
• toria's ocean drive, is pre-eminently THE favorite summer resort of British Columbia.
The Oentrally Located
English Watch Repairin
Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller,
99 Douglas St., Victoria,
Opposite Porter's Butcher Sho
Under Entirely New Management
Fifty Most Spacious, Comfortab
Furnished, Home-like Rooms in Bri
ish Columbia.
The sole object of the proprietre
will be the comfort of her guests.
Address all communications to
Phone 1018 P. 0. Box *
Is the Commercial Hotel par excellence.
Unrivalled Cuisine.
Luxurious Guest Rooms.
Every Modern Comfort and
Thorough Instruction. Graduates F
ing Good Positions. Shorthand, Ty|
writing, Book-Keeping Taught.
E. A. Macmillan, Principal PROGRESS,  SATURDAY/JULY 30,  1904
With the Player Folk
It is to be same old Victoria Theatre
at local lovers of the play will have the
easure of patronizing during the new
iason theatrical, opening in Septem-
er. The contemplated alterations, re-
ecorations, and enlargement involved, it
as found, at least five months' employ-
lent for the artisans, and as this meant
ie theatre being torn up long after the
ause will be wanted for the first of the
ason's attractions, the scheme of im-
rovement has had to be reluctantly
ostponed. The season is to open on
r about September 7th, most probably
/ith Jane Corcoran in the Grace George
bmedy of "Pretty Peggy." Miss Cor
:oran was last here as the engenue of
irthur C. Alston's company presenting
'Tennessee's Partner.'' Since then she
as tried matrimony with such success
bat the stage lost her for the space of
ix years. Now she is again "in the
usiness," and Mr. Aiston is her manger. Her play is the same that brought
er greatest success to Miss George, who
hen she has her make-up off, is Mrs.
illiam A. Brady.
»     *     *
One is not necessarily punning when
declares Samson and Zaccho the
rongest attraction the Grand has yet
Rented in the athletic line; for they
rtainly are wonders . Samson breaks
rains etc. by the orthodox strong man
ethods and juggles a pair of 85 pound
imbbells as though they were nothing
greatest feat however is the recovery he makes from an upright bar,
which his feet only are attached,
aring his big dumbbells with him. This
ie item is enough to show that there is
fake about his great strength. The
dy member of the team does weight
ting with the teeth. One of her acts
to balance a chair in which her hus-
md is seated, holding it in her firm
,vs, while she does a little cake walk
p. Of course however it is the lifting
the piano that is the big feature. The
trument, a Gerhard-Heintzman out of
etcher Brothers' regular stock, is
ung on a platform with heavy chains.
ie instrument weighs upwards of 800
unds; the platform and chains add 200;
d the "professor" who plays the piano
akes it 177 pounds heavier, so that
hen Mme. Zaccho gives her little tug
acing herself with hands on the railing
it using no harness of any kind, she
its very close to 1,200 pounds. Jean-
;e Laurelle in a La Loie Fuller spec-
cular act may be voted the second in-
cst feature of the Grand's this week
1. This young lady makes an effect-
e entrance, a la Little 'Eva returning
om cloudland, and her serpentine work
very daintily and prettily done. Grace
rmond is there with her copyright
ile and a pretty little voice for sou-
ette songs; she dances also in a mild
id somewhat fatigued way. Jean St.
emy is heard in soprano solos—it was
ie "Staccato Polka" and "Comin' Thro'
he Rye" this week—and gives general
tisfaction albeit her voice lacks quality;
etb Bell, well known, as the middle
lember of the old vaudeville team of
)ro, Bell and Oro, is down for a Ger-
lian monologue that is about as bad as
nything Bell has yet attempted; and
Ir. Roberts' song for the week is one of
has. K. Harris' characteristic tear-pro-
okers, "What is Home Without Loye?"
he motion pictures are views of the
usso-Japanese war, apparently specially
hotographed at Long Island, N. J.
■Text week the Grand offers with other
ovelties Ted Marks' surprise, the Cox
'amily of four children, who are hailed
s the world's greatest juvenile singers;
ilmore & Le Moyne, comedy sketch
nd musical artists; the Malcoms, globe
oilers; and Lewitt and Ashmore, anther comedy sketch team.
with him. The young man proved to be
very entertaining. He was tall and
strong, and he had been, he said, in
every part of the world. Princes, Dukes,
Rajahs, Sultans and even Kings were
numbered among his friends. At the
end of the performance he shook Mr.
Davis heartily by the hand.
"I hope," he said, "that we may meet
again.    I am Richard Harding Davis."
"Are you?" said Mr. Davis, laughing.
"So am I."
• *   *
Kate Hogan, or as she is' now addressed, Miss Katherine Ridgeway, the noted
Boston reader, is visiting her parents at
Colfax, Wash. Miss Hogan is a Georgia girl of Irish ancestry. She was at one
time a dishwasher in a Seattle hostelry.
But she knew she had that intangible
quantity "talent". So she studied hard
and had the good sense to keep her ambitions to herself. When the time came
she surprised cultured Boston by the
wealth of intelligence and sympathy she
demonstrated in the reading of the
works of the geniuses. Since then her
path has been a clear one.
«  »  «
John Maguire of Butte, a decade ago
one of the most prosperous as well as
progressive managers of big stars in
America, owner of numerous houses in
the western states and of the finest library of dramatic literature in the country, is doing a vaudeville stunt in the
town halls of the Kootenay. Poor John 1
He has the sympathy of all stagedom in
his misfortunes. It was John Maguire
by the way who brought the first big
attractions in the theatrical line, to this
*   ♦   «
Miss Mignon Duke, daughter of
Thomas Duke, a prominent grocer and
progressive school trustee of Vancouver,
is studying for opera with the intention
of embracing a professional career.
She has been popular locally as a bal-
ladist, with a pure contralto voice. Her
teachers say, however, that she will
go better as a soprano, and she is accepting their verdict in the matter of
«   *   *
Josephine Cohan, whose charming
dancing so pleased Victorians who
saw the Four Cohans in "Running
for Office", will have the principal
role in the farce to be. offered by the
Rogers Brothers next season.
• •   *
"A Venetian Romance" is one of
the most important of the comic
opera offerings for next season.
Joseph Miron and Mabel Hite have
leading parts.
• *   *
The band of the 42nd Highlanders,
the famed "Black Watch", may yet
extend its tour to the Pacific coast
when it comes to Canada this winter,
• »   »
Maud Fealy will not go out with
Sir Henry Irving this season, although she had signed contracts with
his managers.
• •   •
E. W. Johnson, at one time manager
of a vaudeville house here, has been
sentenced to three months' imprisonment at New Westminster, for forgery.
• *   •
Mrs. Sarah Cowell Lemoyne is to
head a star cast on the road next
season in "The Two Orphans".
• •   •
It is possible that Ovide Musin will
make an appearance at the Victoria theatre during December.
• •   *
Mine. Myee is endeavoring to arrange
for a production of "Dorothy" by local
amateurs under her direction.
Survivor  of Ku-Cheng   in   Victoria—Korea  is  Pro-
A Word to
Do you want a souvenir of the
summer outing that will be a permanent work of art?
The management of Le Petit Cry-
tal have more than made good their
romises of a "finer show than ever"
uring the present week. It is a good
liow. A better was never crowded into
he time limit or offered for the small
dmission price. Garey and McCarver
pen the show with a great comedy
urn: Mr. Kellogg sings the illustrated
ong "A Picture Without a Frame,"
nd sings it sympathetically and well
teola, the "expert manipulator" proves
mself a king in this unique and diffi-
ult line; and the Grotty trio sing well
rid show off a handsome wardrobe to
arked   advantage.     The moving pic-
ires which end the performance offer
'ariety and theme to suit almost every
»   •   •
Richard Harding Davis was attending
New   York   a performance   of his
rce, "The Dictator,'" when   a   young
man nearby   entered into
Oza Waldrop, who was here as ingenue with "The Dairy Farm", has
returned to the Alcazar stock.
* *   *
Mme. Adgie and her lions, at one time
an attraction of this city, are now entertaining Winnipeggers.
*   •   *
Odette Tyler, last here with Mine.
Modjeska in Shakespearean repertoire,
is the latest recruit to vaudevillism.
* *     *
The Bostonians are reported in financial difficulties.
After more than ten years' uninterrupted labor as a medical-missinoary in
the isolated district of Ku-cheng (or as
the mandarins spell it Ku-tien), Miss
W. H. Rouse reached Victoria by the
steamship Tremont on Tuesday, full of
pleasant, anticipations of the coming reunion with her family and friends at
Lakefield, Minn. She will have much
to tell them during her visit that is intensely dramatic, for few have come
closer to Christian martyrdom in these
latter days and lived to tell the tragic
story. Ku-cheng already has a place
in history—as the scene of a barbaric
massacre ju^t nine years ago, when
with few mutterings of warning, a storm
of fanaticism broke over the devoted
little band representing the Methodist
Episcopal Church and all the Christian
workers at the station save one, were
cruelly put to death. This one was sadly
misused and left for dead at her house
door, but recovered. Miss Rouse had
happily answered a call for succour that
took her out into the country the morning of the fateful day, and but for this
providential errand of mercy in every
probability would have been counted
among the victims. The mission work
since then, she says, has prospered
abundantly. Officialdom, taught a wholesome lesson, has smoothed the way, and
the strength and religious health of the
station was never more robust than now.
As to the war from the Chinese viewpoint, the mass of the population are
not aware of any struggle in progress.
The enlightened, educated Chinese—
chiefly officials of many grades—are one
in the hope and the belief that their so
recent enemy Japan will emerge victorious from the fray. The reason is
a purely selfish one: If Russia wins,
they look for the dismemberment of
China; if Japan, the preservation of the
national identity intact and undisturbed.
Could any finer compliment be paid
Japan and her ambitions by a lately conquered nation?
Another interesting missionary passenger by the Tremont is Dr. Erns-
berger—who is also Miss Ernsberger—
direct from Seoul, which city she left
less than a month ago. She does not
contribute any new information as to
the war itself, but she describes a marked and important change in Korean
opinion, all classes save that portion of
officialdom composed of the "grafters"
ambitious of emulating the Russian get-
rich-quick methods, being now ardently
pro-Japanese. The common people are
actively assisting the Japanese forces
where they can, and the Korean emperor has declared his thorough and
abiding sympathy with Japan and her
plans. This is perhaps largely because
the belief is now fixed in Korea that
Japan will defeat the Giant. With the
people, the hope of stability and progress
was born and is developed in Japanese
success and example, and thus strikes
root in richer and patriotic soil.
Mrs. Wilcox and her six little children, the youngest four month old, are
traveling alone to their home in the
Eastern States for a one-year holiday
from far-away Ku-cheng; Rev. Mr.
Mather is homeward bound from Pekin;
the Bishop of Tokyo (Rev. Dr. Mc-
Kim) and Mrs. McKim, are holiday
traveling with St. Louis as their immediate objective point. Interrogated for
war news, the Bishop suggests a lesson
to reporters: it is more blessed to give
than to receive. He is himself an excellent interviewer. Mr. Curtis of the
Chicago Record-Herald, with Mrs. Curtis and family, world-girdling, were others of the Tremont's passengers. The
steamer saw no sign of the Vladivostock squadron, nor even heard of its
presence in the path of Pacific commerce.
Do you want such a memento of
pleasant days under canvas at a most
moderate price?
Then why not have the camp and
its people photographed by an artist
making a specialty of home pictures?
"BEX" is the man to do it
A postal card to 8 Stadacona Ave.
will bring full information.
'Phone 224.
—Libelling The Archbishop:
An anonymous circular letter containing gross libels upon the personal character of Archbisnop Christie has been
widely circulated throughout Oregon.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, and
ihe Knights of Columbus have been
among the first to officially take notice
of the circular and pass resolutions of
conversation ;oniiuence 111. tne /u'Cuuisnop,
10c , a-3° t0 DAILY 7>,8t0
Gen 1 4,3° L/rt,L'1 ,0-3»
fldin. I Matinees 10c. all over.
Management of
Ted Mark's Surprise
The Cox Family
World's Greatest Juvenile Singers
Gilmore & Le Moyne
Comedy Sketch and Musical
The Malcoms
Globe Rollers
Lewitt and Ashmore
Comedy Sketch Team
Mr. Frederic Roberts
Illustrated Song
New Biograph Pictures
"A Trip to the Arctic"
Johnson Street
Go where the crowd goes
On the Big Incorporated Vaudeville
We have every facility for
at reasonable rates.   Also have Rough
and Dressed
Sawmill at Oolwood.   Factory at
159 YATES ST.,  VICTORIA,  B. 0.
Fhone A750.
Contractors   and   Builders.
LIMITED.        •
Garden Tools, Lawn Mowers,
Poultry Netting and Garden
Hose, Iron, Steel, Pipe and
Fittings.      -      -      -      .
Wharf St. VICTORIA R.C.,
Telephone 3.   P. O. Box 423.
—A Pleasing Souvenir:
The members of the Fifth Regiment
Band have received pretty souvenir of
remembrance from Rev. Dr. Thomas W.
Barbour, Ph. D. of the Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Paul, who recently
visited this city, and was delighted with
the musical performances of the band.
The remembrance is in the form of the
Doctor's photograph, together with Severn 1 pictures of the hand taken by the
reverend visitor while here.
Graphic Pen Portrait.—" Our foreman, W. A. Chisholm, has an eve like
an eagle and is not slow in expressing
bis desires. "—Bull River Cor. Fort
Steele Prospector.
European Plan. Telephone 192.
Remodelled and Refurnished throughout.   Two minutes walk from all boats
Rooms from $1 up.
Rooms with Batb from $1.50 to $2
Tbe Famous Poodle Dog Restaurant
In the building,
49 TO 59 "SATES STREET, 40 TO 44
THE VOICE-Kennedy—Assistant for four
years in tbe studio of Haslam, late of
New York, now of Paris, France, give*
lessons ln Tone Production, Style and
Repertoire. Consultation at 12 Caledonia
Ten Cents any part of the house,
noon or evening.
Yates Street, Between Broad andDouglaa
G. W. BOYD, Manager.
7000 teet of 4-inch Hose.
5000 New Shoe Blacking Tins.
25 Sewing Machines,   from  $3 to f
each.   All in good sewing order.
8 Store St.,    Next to E. & N. Station
Union Hade
Shirts and Overalls
Wholesale Merchants and
Established 1863.      Incorporated 1903
,VANTED—A boy's bicycle; must be In first-
class order. Address Casta, Box 94, P. O.,
Essential Requisites for
A Columbia Graphophone
An Edison Phonograph
A Small Organ (Portable)
A Regina Music Box
We rent or sell the above at reasonable rates.
We also Hire Pianos to parties residing at sea-side houses for the
If you need anything in the Musical Line, the place vou can be sure of
getting it is at
44 Government Street
Woodmen ot the World.
Meets ist and 3rd Fridays. AssessmentsTare
due and payable on the first day of the month.
Members must notify clerk of change of occupation and location.
Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A. O. V. W., ist and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Measeurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilsou, Rec. Sec, igi Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. 13 F. O. B. meeta every
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelphl
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojourn tig brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, W. President: Frank
LeRoy, W. Secretary.
eourt Northern Light, No. S93S.
a. o. p.
Meets and and 4th Wednesday In each month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton,
Knights of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cor
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at 8
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
J.H. Penketh.C.C; Harry Weber, K. of R.&S.
Box ■J44.
Juvenile ancient Order of Foresters
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
at K. of P. Hull. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave, President J J. H
Mansell, Secretary.
eourt Vancouver, No. S7SS, a. a. P.,
I*Meets ist nnd 3rd Mondays K. oj P. Hall, cor
Pnudorn and Douglns Sts. Visiting Brothersare
cordinlly invited.
Sidney Wilson, Secretary
ft. Harris
Yacht, Launch, Boat and @auoa
Builder.   Repairs etc.
55 Work St., ■ Rock Bay. 8
j, _a.  *.  . ._■■■■--*-  *    *    *  ...  *-.■-  *    *    *.-*--*...-^^^l^l_j^^^^^j^j^^-m^j-^l_*^j_j-_a^_a^j--a^^^j,j-j-j-^^^Lj- j.-b-J-ttm*fa*toafoaaWaAa^Laltasaa^^umsBsWaaWasVaaWasWsMAa^BAasV■AA^fl^L.asa>asVeleaskissMHHVi9tk\
Baseball   * ... „ „ , $ Tennis   |
Midsummer Sports
With tennis folk of the Pacific Northwest, the week of August ist will be
memorable in history. It marks the
establishment of international tennis on
the Pacific Coast under an authoritative
association, capable of adjudicating disputes, preventing conflict of club tournaments, and allotting international championships in each year which will represent the superlative honors of the border
States and the Province of British Columbia. The golfers, the oarsmen and
canoeists, and the field athletes of this
Canadian province and the States of
Washington and Oregon have for some
years past had similar organizations and
a like determination of championships at
rotating meetings in the cities possessed of affiliated clubs, the results being
phet. Seldom has any rifleman achieved
fame more suddenly than has Pte. Perry.
He came to this province quite recently
from Toronto, where he was a member
of the Royal Grenadiers, and almost as
soon as he was a British Columbian,
joined Col. Whyte's command. He is a
good all-round soldier as well as a sharpshooter, and served with the colors in
South Africa; naturally he was welcomed as a recruit. By trade Perry is a
leather cutter and when chance gave him
his opportunity to go to Bisley he was
forced to throw up his situation in order
to do so. He went to England only on
a fluke, being 44th man on the list.
Both Captain McHarg and Staff-Sergeant Ferris, of Vancouver, were offered
places before him, but were compelled
greatly enhanced interest in the several 1 to refuse.   Perry only decided to go at
sports, improved quality of play, and a
steadily growing sympathetic friendliness
and understanding between the peoples
of the two neighboring countries. The
North Pacific International Lawn Tennis
Association was formed at a meeting
.here on the-25th June, ultimo, Portland,
Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and Victoria clubs being represented, and the association being formed with these clubs
affiliating, although the tennis section
of the James Bay Athletic Asociation
has subsequently swung into line. Having adopted a constitution at this meeting, officers were chosen as follows:
President, Mr. A. Remington, Tacoma;
vice-president, Mr. W. 0. Rudy, Portland; secretary-treasurer, Mr. R. B.
Powell, Victoria—to whose initiative was
due the formation of the league. These
in addition to the following gentlemen
constitute the association executive:
Mr. R. A. Leiter, Multnomah A. A.A.,
Portland; Messrs. S. L. Russell and G.
Folsom, Seattle L. T. C, Seattle; Mr. R.
G. Breeze, Tacoma L. T. C, Tacoma;
Mr. A. T. Goward, Victoria L. T. C;   tlsing lme-   T,Ie bo^ came home from
the last moment . He went to Bisley
once before in 1902, and was with the
first Canadian contingent in South Africa. The Vancouver regiment will put
up bonds for the prize. In the King's
prize competition, Perry worked up to
final victory through the 2,000 crack
shots of the empire, 300 of whom were
left at the final stage. His score at the
600 yard range stands as a new world's
record. He has already received the
cabled congratulations of riflemen and
corporations all through Canada; the
personal felicitations of the Prince of
Wales and Lord "Roberts; and he has a
private audience with His Majesty in
store. His net winnings in coin on the
trip—to say nothing of glory—will aggregate $1,500.
•     *     •
It is now about time to get down to
actual work with the object in sight of
sending the "Big Four" to Henley next
year, so that they may add to their own
and the city's renown, and incidently do
much good for the town in the adver-
Messrs. F. G. Crickmay and J. B. Far-
quhar, Vancouver, L. T. C. In securing the first championship tournament,
the Victoria L. T. C. announced that it
would be held in conjunction with the
club's annual open tournament during
the first week of August. The international championships are but two-
singles and doubles for gentlemen—the
competition for international honors being limited to two candidates from each
affiliated club.   The selection of these
Portland and the big regatta feeling
good. Not only had they landed the
major prizes of the grand aquatic tourney, and captured the most magnificent
trophies, but they had secured —as predicted in last week's Progress—the next
meet of the N. P. A. A. 0. for this favorite city. The officers of the association this year are curiously all allotted
to British Columbia, D. O'Sullivan being
president, G. C. Hughes of Nelson vice-
president, and H. W. Kent of Vancou-
club champions has now progressed to! I.e„r'„us!"etaJy;,treasurer'..   The Yictoria
that stage that only one may pick the  	
knights. Victoria will be represented
by Mr, R, B, Powell, the present champion, and Mr. A. T. Goward, a former
provincial champion. Mr. Powell came
to the front in 1001, when he defeated
Sam P. Hardy of California for the
Northwest honors, also winning the
.Washington State and Mainland of British Columbia championships; Mr. Goward is a former champion of Oregon as
well as of this province. Seattle will
send S. L. Russell and Joe Tyler. R. G.
Breeze will be senior representative of
Tacoma's colors, with probably, Mr.
Remington. Portland will place her
faith in Major Bethel and Mr. W. A.
Goss, while Vancouver's hope will be
centered in Farqtthar and Beecher.
The James Bays enter J. A. Rithet and
B. P. Schwengers, both noted all-round
athletes and members of the Victoria
league ball team. In accordance with
a decision reached at the organization
meeting of  the  association—"that  the
same national rules and regulations govern the championship events as govern
the dub play of the club under whose
auspices the tournament is held"—the
championships this year will be disposed
of under the English rules.    Play will
be at the Belcher street courts of the
Victoria Lawn Tennis Club, in use as
such for two decades past, and now in
excellent condition.    Interest  in  lawn
tennis has grown very steadily in Victoria during the past ten years and is
now more general perhaps than in any
other western Canadian city. It received a tremendous impetus through the
visit a few years since, in the course of
their famous tour of the continent, of
Messrs. M. D. Whitman, Dwight Davis,
Holcomb  Ward,  and    Bealcs  Wright,
since which it may be said to have gone
forward by  leaps  and  bounds.    It is
British Columbia's proud boast that the
provincial championship has never left
provincial soil, while the honors of each
and all of the neighbor states have at
some time or other been held in Victoria.
•  •  •
Vancouver bows low before the new
shooting star, Pte. Perry of the Sixth,
unknown to fame less than a fortnight
nfo—now individual military rifle champion of Greater Britain, winner of the
King's prize of £250, medals, clasps, etc.,
and. the strongest advertising factor the
Terminal City has yet secured, even although it has a good active tottrists's ac-
sociation and Sandy Baxter is its pro-
members of the executive are Messrs
H. D. Helmcken, K. C. and Mr. J. H.
Lawson Jr., who will be a K. C. some
time. The notable surprise of the meet-~
ing was when Des Brisay, a ten to one
favorite, was defeated by Lamberson,
an outsider, for the senior singles. It
couldn't be helped, and no one grumbles.
Indeed the win in the singles was about
all that was required to bring about a
neat distribution of honors, Victoria
landing the senior fours, and the junior
and senior doubles, while Vancouver
took the junior fours; and Portland the
junior and senior singles. Of course the
Bays were given an enthusiastic welcome
home—but that as well as the regatta
is now pretty much ancient history.
»    *     •
At Morrissey a few days ago a deer
escaped death, though it stood within
easy range of a number of rifles levelled
directly at it. Several members of the
rifle club were at the range for a practice. They were at the 500-yard firing
point, and two were down in a position
to shoot, when one of the bystanders
said, "Look, there's a shot for you."
Turning, they saw a deer, a fine large
doe, a hundred yards away, at the 600
yard butt, calmly surveying the shooting
party. Some of the men immediately
levelled their rifles. But Constable
Tranter and J. P. Streathern were in
the party, the former telling the fellows
not to shoot, that he would arrest any
one who did. So one by one the guns
were reluctantly lowered. Meanwhile
the deer stood immovable, with head
erect, doubtless curious to know all about
it, until the men shouted, and then she
walked carelessly into the timber at the
side of the range and disappeared.
*   *   ♦
The subscription list for the St. Leger
sweep—the second classis race of England—is filling rapidly. Mr. Salmon has
received quite a number of requisitions
from far distant places. Many letters
of enquiry reach him also which keep
him busy, Many in writing forget that
the postage for reply or tickets should
be prepaid. Some letters take the form
of asking quite a multiplicity of questions regarding sweepstakes in general
and this one in particular and questions
are asked as to whom remittances
should be made. "Progress" is asked to
say that they should in all cases be
made to H. L. Salmon, Victoria, B.C.
It is not generally known that the winner last year was a resident of. James
Bay,   Victoria,   the   prize   netting  him
$2,700, which was not bad for one dollar
outlay. Mr. Salmon announces that
there has been quite a demand for No.
919—the winning number of last year.
Of course only one person could obtain it.
»   •    »
The club handicap tourney of the Victoria Lawn Tennis Club came to an
end last Saturday, having proved as
anticipated, one of the most enjoyable
in the long records of the club. In the
singles Mr. J. B. Bell (owe 15) won, being deserving of great credit for his
work in four particular matches, in
which his opponents were all of the very
first flight. In the ladies' singles Miss
M. Pitts (owe 15) proved victorious,
after an especially spirited contest with
Mrs. Hull in the finals. Mrs. Hull is a
lady player new to Victoria, and looked
upon as a very promising candidate for
high honors in the open tournament now
close at hand. Miss Pitts and Mr. B.
G. Goward were winners in the mixed
doubles, defeating Mr. and Mrs. Hull in
a final game replete with fast rallies and
interesting tennis.
• •   •
The Vancouver cricket eleven is'making a three-day visit to Victoria that
monopolizes the immediate attention of
lovers of the good old English game.
On Thursday the visiting eleven engaged
the Garrison team at the Barracks, winning out in a single innings' contest by
195 to 137, and the match drawing a
brilliant throng of spectators,' the pleasure of the afternoon being much enhanced by the music of the Garrison band.
Yesterday play was at the Canteen field
the Navy eleven being in action, and
the flagship band discoursing music to
supplement the pleasure of the fashionable company. To-day THE match of
the tour is to be played with the Victoria cricket club at tne Jubilee Hospital
* *     »
Another new outdoor game has come
across the southern boundary line rejoicing in the name of "Brist." The player
stands in the centre of a series of circles drawn on the ground, throws a
boomerang and on its return catches
it in a loosely strung racquet. If it is
caught while standing in the centre of
the circle the highest possible number
of points is scored; the further from the
centre the fewer points, while no catch
scores nothing. Brist, though quite new,
is quickly becoming popular in the
United States and on account of its
cheapness and adaptability will doubtless be played a good deal in Canada.
John Barnsley & Co. have the honor of
introducing this game into Victoria.
* •    •
A Cumberland correspondent informs
"Progress" of a splendid catch of trout
made at Oyster River by Mr. J. W.
Bennett, principal of the Cumberland
school, and Mr. Leith, principal of one
of the Vancouver schools. In less than
a day they killed one hundred and one
fine fish, and better still they brought
them home. As a result of this, on the
following Sunday a stampede took place
from Cumberland to Oyster River but
though everybody caught fish they had
to be content with few. Wm. Hayman
of Cumberland caught a six-pounder in
Comox Lake a few days .ago.
• e   •
Victoria lost in the lacrosse match
with Vancouver Saturday, through the
other team scoring 12 while Victoria was
busy putting on a score of four. However it might have been worse—Victoria
played a gentlemanly game. It was a
contrast to the Seattle-Portland lacrosse
battle the same day, the result of which
is that Portland has been ousted from
the new Puget Sound lacrosse league.
It was rather more fighting than lacrosse
and three men were seriously injured.
*   *   •
Progress begs to congratulate the city
council upon so promptly accepting its
suggestion in respect to sending a Victoria unit to Ottawa for the D. R. A.
meeting. When Captain A. W. Currie
made application for the necessary $200
grant, at the last meeting of the council,
his letter (on behalf of the Garrison Artillery R. A. ) was forthwith passed to
the Finance committee, with a recommendation for allowance. Thanks!
e   e   •
©ftNftRY SUPPLIES    !
AVhat we handle for your pets (in bulk) viz., 1
Also a full line of CANARY, MILLET, HEMP, O*- J
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
Not a Fad, but the Acme of Pleasure,
Convenience, Reliability
and Economy
The Standard of the World
R. Hutchison, ^ft- Victoria
Our finest stock of West of England? and Scotch and Irish Goods is
"* most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Suits to Order;$20 up. •£.'■'   Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants tororder $5 up.
"seHflPER & REID, Merchant Tailors
Cor. Broad and Trounce ave„ opp. Colonist Office.
We rent tents cheaper than ever; new and second-hand. We
have a large assortment of tents, bags and covers—all grades,
sizes and prices, at the largest and best equipped sail loft and
tent factory in the city.   Established twenty-two years.
125 GOVERNMT ST., Up-stairs
F. JEUNE & BROS., Proprietors,
Practical Sail snd Tent Makers, Victoria, B. C.
Homes and Fruit
Secure Monthly "HOME LIST"
427 Fort Street
Telephone 30
For Insurance
That Insures
Established 1858.
A. W. "Bridgman,
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.i
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St
Sportsmen should not fall into the
error of imagining that any protected
game becomes lawful prey in August—
although ducks did under the old Game
Act. The ist of September sees the
coming in of all game save quail and
pheasants. Copies of the summarized
game law can be obtained free of charge,
upon application to the sporting editor
of this paper.
Has cured in Victoria—
1 case of abscess in hip joint
1 case of pneumonia and pleurisy in
2% days.
1 case of typhoid in five days.
1 case of spinal meningitis .
3 cases of inflammatory rheumatism.
2 cases of consumption, besides any
number of smaller cases. No sensation experienced during use. Call
or inquire Mrs. Herbert Kent, 243
Yates street, or 'phone 185B.
St. Leger Sweep
LIMITED TO 10,000.
Run at Doncaster, Eng., September 7,1904.
Frizes divided as follows:
First Horse 40 per cent
Second Horse » per cent
Third Horse 10 per cent
Among Starters lopercent
Among Non-Starters ao per cent
I.esa 10 per cent to defrav expenses
To be drawn for on Tuesday, September 6th,
under the supervision of Sporting Editors of the
local papers.
Your grocer will supply you with
Price's Gold Medal Brands of Chocolates and Candies.
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors
Now Open at Room 2 McGregor Blk.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging 11 Specialty.
Room 21, Five Sisters' Block, Victoria
The  fourth match  in  the  lop-sided
senior lacrosse schedule has been postponed until the second week in August
Malt Extract
Lime Juice
Two Summer Necessaries
Central Drug Store,
Douglas and Yates Sts.
Telephone 201.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items