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 New Houses For Sale
A number of new home*, Modern in
every respect. Basy monthly inatal-
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
"Oak House" and 2 lots, Esquimalt Road, $2,000.
Real Estate Offices V.
73}£ Government Street ft
iVol.I.   No. 36.
It's the cool light!
It's the steady light!
It's the only safe light!
It's the modern light!
It's the economical light!
It's the convenient light!
It's the only light with all tbe advantages and none of the disadvantages
Electric Light
The ONLY light for office, store or horn
SX$. Britisli Columbia Electric Railway Go.. Ld.
1DIXI PASTRY FLOUR, sack  ..$1.25
GRANULATED SUGAR, 20 lb. sack $1.05
ISLAND POTATOES, sack   $1.25
DIXI H. ROSS & CO.,      asa-s1"'
■ A. WILLIAMS & CO., Limited
Conveyancers and Notaries Public.
155 acres, portion cleared, good cottage,
barn and outbuildings, 7 miles from
city.   $3,250.
10 acres, 5 acres under cultivation, with
buildings, 0 miles from city.   $1,100.
50 acres, portion cleared.   $1,500.
The Public
and Beaches.
Prohibition   That   Is   Vexatious
Both to Residents and Tourist Visitors.
I   J. H. TODD & SONS,
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C
I Owners and operators 01 following Salmon Canneries—
k      Richmond & Bsaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River.
Use B. & K. Wheat Flakes   f
Home Manufacture. M
BRAeKMAN & KERjM. 6©.. Limited. I
|. 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. C.
— Manufacturers of —
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   mouldings,   Etc.,   of The  Best  Quality.
easoned and Kiln'Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
I'This Shorthand is totally different to all oth-
9. Lessons by mail are quite easy. We guar-
ltce success,
(typewriting is taught by mail. We forward
iu lesson sheets to teach you the correct fing-
j; ng—all the fingers and thumbs—on theJBlind
Ijuch System. Write saying the machine you
(Shorthand Lessons, by mail, $40 to comple
pn,payable by instalments, and Typing les-
T ns by mail {20 to completion, but payment in
Jjvance.  Address the Secretary.
■Studio—Over Imperial Bank, Victoria.
fp. 0  Box 176. 	
Your Own Landlord
for $100.
We can offer you a five-roomed dwelling, in
food condition, with sewer and electric light,
neview of the sea,
ONLY $1,000
Terms, $100 cash, balance small monthly payments. This is only one of our many bargains.
Money to loan.   Stores and Dwellings to Let.
Fire Insurance Written.
Phone 1076 80 Broad St.
The Hotel Victoria
E. GAVE, Proprietor
American Plan, $2.00 a Day and Up
Government Street, Victoria, B. O.
I» Throughout
There is no more widely known
beauty spot contiguous to Victoria and
constantly visited by both tourists and
citizens than Oak Bay—a favorite stopping place in the course of the ocean
drive that takes one from Beacon Hill
park, beautiful in a new and varied
fashion with every season of the year,
around by the picturesque golf links,
and home by way of the city of the dead
and the cruelly grotesquely situated Old
Men's Home.
Recently the approaches to Oak Bay
beach have been decorated with unsightly notices bearing thc name of a prominent realty firm which apparently owns
the greater portion of the land in this
locality, by which all and sundry visitors arc warned that trespassers upon
the bealh above high water mark will
be prosecuted with all the rigors of tlie
law, unless they shall have first obtained
a permit from the firm in question.
As it is impossible to reach the
beaches—which here as well as elsewhere have come to be looked upon as
a portion of the public heritage for
which tired sojourners in the city, worn
mothers and fresh-air seeking little folks
have been devoutly thankful—without
passing from the road to them over
property that, although unfenced and
unoccupied, is yet above high water
mark, thc prohibition may be taken as
virtually a cancellation of the use by
the public of the few conveniently available beaches in the vicinity of the city.
This is cause for genuine regret on
the part of citizens, not only by reason
of their own lost pleasure, but because such a prohibition must operate
prejudically to the efforts that are being constantly put forth to attract
tourists hither.
It is to be hoped  that on patriotic
I grounds the property owners interested
will voluntarily remove the notices—and
with them the prohibition.
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I  Random Reflections  t
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THE G. T. P. terminus seems to be
still in a Hays.
* *   *
THE true "Seattle spirit" has apparently struck Vancouver.
•    •    •
ROSH   HASHONO   was   here last
week.   He is not a Japanese general.
a    •'    •
WHEN it comes to sliding for bases,
Kuropat has Bernard Schwengers faded
to a finish.
* *   *
IT IS denied that the Czar will go
to the front. The front is coming to
him quite fast enough.
* *   *
IT MUST have been somebody jealous of Private Perry,    who    arranged
that hold-up on the C. P. R.
* •    •
ONLY one week more to Fall—that
is Autumn, not the Fall of Port Arthur memories.
* *   *
IT IS officially announced that the
Russians hold Tie pass. That accounts
for their habit of tramping on.
* *   *
THE police who are chasing those
.highwaymen sympathize with Kuropatkin in "regretting to report," etc.
* *   *
PREMIER McBRIDE says he has
had a siiccesful hunting trip. But he
doesn't make it quite clear what he was
OSCAR LUCAS of the "Times"
staff enjoys the unique distinction of
having a wife who is a typographical
* *   *
IF THERE was a railway commission in the Orient, thc Russians would
undoubtedly  complain  to  it  that    thc
Japanese have been over-charging.
COLONIST wouldn't have minded
reproof for its saffron fisheries yarn by
the Liberal  papers—but to be spanked
by the News-Advertiser!   That was too
•    •    •
THE Times has discovered (on the
nth September) the plans for tramway
extension to the .Gorge outlined in
"Progress" three weeks before—and
the news flooded the Colonist office yet
one day later. Both dailies also awakened to the facts in connection with succession in the deputy registrarship just
a week late. The moral is: Buy and
read this paper if you want the news
before it is really gamey.
Spreading the
High-Handed Proceedings of One
Landlord Invites Official
The attention of "Progress" has been
directed to an indignant protest—by
residents of lower Herald street who
do not desire to see their portion of the
town converted into a local White-
chapel—against the widening sphere of
operations of a certain hotel proprietor,
who has already a considerable number
of structures rented for uses that will
not bear investigation, and who is now
rapidly increasing his holdings to be
similarly utilized, between Government
and Store streets on Herald. It is
openly charged, and by persons whose
sources of information are undoubtedly
too reliable for them to be mistaken,
that this particular property owner is
going in for the making of wholesale
profits out of vice. Not content with
thc operation of an hotel, that is the
resort of dissolute women and worse
men, he is adding houses of vice and
introducing the disgraceful "cribs" of
Seattle and Portland, in considerable
number; wlule as for the male attaches
of the disreputable women who are his
I tenants—they are informed that they
! must board at and secure patronage
j for his hotel or receive "lire blue pa-
■ per." For one in such a business to as-
| snme a power to utilize the machinery
of the police in furthering his schemes
is going a trifle too far for complacent
observation. If the police committee disclaim responsibility or
jurisdiction, perhaps the licensing commissioners might have a little influence.
"Progress" stands prepared to give
them information of a more specific
cha'n"-tcr at any time they may desire
—An Old Friend Again:
An old, old friend—the ever faithful
sea serpent—last officially reported as
assisting in the operation of the Pacific
cable in the vicinity of Bamfield Creek,
has transferred his headquarters to the
coast of Panama. According to Midshipman Bell-Sycr and Clerk Lloyd, to
whom thc vision was reputedly vouchsafed, his mighty snakeship was chiefly
remarkable for an immense head, somewhat equine in outline and proportions;
glaring eyes (presumably fiery and awe-
inspiring), and six feet of tapering
body visible on the surface of the water.
There arc no summer resorts in Panama
requiring novel advertising, which
makes the sea serpent's reasons for locating (here a trifle vague and shadowy.
—Fall Fair Notes:
Secretary Swincrlon of the B. C.
Agricultural Association states that entries arc pouring in and everything indicates that the fair will be an immense success. Entries for 'exhibits
close on September 20. "Thc Pierrots,"
who have been giving performances at
the Dallas hotel, have been engaged, and
tlicy will give their charming entertainment each afternoon and evening during the progress of the exhibition. The
E. & N. Railway Company is arranging a cheap excursion from island points
as far north as Comox. Thc miners'
drilling contest promises to be a feature of unusual interest. Spaces are
now being alloted the various exhibitors in thc main hall; The attractive
commercial fruit exhibit will be found
just to the right of the main entrance
It pays to pack yonr pantry with
Price's Pure Preserves. His Peaches,
Pears, Plnms and Pickles are priceless.  Parity is personified in them.
Price 6 Cents.
The Grand
Trunk Pacific
Facts Bearing on  the Terminal
Question —Victoria's
The topic of the week has been the
probable terminus of the Grand Trunk
Pacific. The visiting directors of the
company have come and gone, and have
been exceedingly frank in their declarations as to the absence of any decision. ,
lt is said on the street that thCy have
already reached a decision, and are simply holding it back from the public to.
enable them to accomplish some undefined object, but this is absurd upon
the face of it. The people, as a rule
will accept the very definite statement of
Mr. Hays to the Citizens' Committee
that waited upon him. After a discussion, which extended over the greater
part of two hours, one of the committee
"Then, Mr. Hays, we may consider the
question of terminus still an open one,
and that you will consider any further,
arguments that may be presented.'
Mr. Hays replied:   .
"It is still an open question, and we
shall be very glad to consider anything,
further than you can suggest. The points
that you have brought to my notice are
very important, and cannot be lightly
dismissed. I inn sorry that Mr. Allan
was not here to hear what has already
been advanced."
This may be taken as representing the
actual state of the case, and in view of
it "Progress" deems it wise to lay before
the public a brief statement of some of
the considerations that will govern the
company in fixing the terminus. To
avoid misapprehension it may added that
what follows is simply deduced from the
statements of -ar. Hays and his associates made more or less publicly.
The determining factor in thc choice
of a terminus will be the character of
the approach from the ocean. The participation in existing business is a matter -which thc company will not lose
sight of, but as tliis can be secured with
more or less facility by tbe construction
of branch railways or by putting on
lines of steamers, it naturally takes a
place subordinate to the others. The prime
object of thc company seems to be to 1
construct a railway across the continent
which by means of its easy grades and
curves will be able to handle traffic
with a maximum of facility and a minimum of expense. The effort of all:
railways that can afford it is to improve-
the character of their lines. The Canadian Pacific is doing it; so is the Great
Northern; so is the old Grand Trunk; so
arc many other lines. The Grand Trunk
Pacific will be located by the light cast
upon the handling of traffic by more
than a quarter of a century's experience
hy thc great transcontinental railways.
Harbors suitable for a terminus on the
Western Coast of Canada are not lacking, but the route which will best meet
the object aimed at by the company, has
yet lo be determined. The company has
a great deal of information at its disposal
but the several directors who were in
Victoria all said that the information
was not yet sufficient to warrant a decision. Speaking upon the choice of a
roiifc, Mr. Hays said that if be had five
years in which to build a railway he
would prefer to spend three of them in
surveys, rather than, as has been the case
with the other transcontinental lines,
have the construction parlies treading
on the heels of the engineers nnd pressing them for work. i
As a chain is no stronger than its
weakest link, so a railway allignmcnt
is no easier than its most difficult portions. On the long haul the grades and
curves must be such as will render the
handling of traffic as easy and cheap
as possible. Hence the new principle in
(lie location of great trunk railways is
not to diverge from an easy allignment
between its principal termini and select a
more difficult route because the local
traffic along thc latter may he greater;
but to make the trunk line where the
cost of handling traffic will be least, and
serve adjacent localities by branch
lines, on which the motive power can be
adjusted to meet the character of thc
road and the amount of business.   This
(Continued on page a.) PROGRESS, SATURDAY, SEP. 17,  1904
Grand Trunk Pacific.
(Continued from page I.)
is the principle which the experience of
all the great American railways has
shown to be the only correct one.
In regard to the character of the
approach from the ocean, it goes without saying that a port with a safe approach has advantages over one that is
more dangerous. On this point Mr.
Hays dwelt very strongly upon the absolute necessity of a complete hydro-
graphic survey of the British Columbia
coast, a point upon which, as the readers
of this paper may remember, great stress
has been laid in these columns.
In regard to existing traffic and business to be developed along the new railway, it may be stated with confidence
that the Grand Trunk people are very
fully informed on this point. They realize that one of their aims must be to
secure a share of the business now done
here and of that which will be developed by the opening of Vancouver
Island, but they frankly say that the
best manner in which to do this remains
to be determined. A line of steamships
between Victoria and a northerly terminus of the transcontinental lines would
do this to some extent and would possess the advantage during the summer
of supplying a link in the most magnificent tourist route in the world. A round
trip from, say, Montreal, over the G.
T. P., then down to Victoria by steamer,
then back to Montreal by the C. P. R.-l
and the Great Lakes would not only be
unsurpassed for majestic beauty but
would be unsurpassable.
In any further efforts made by the
people of this city to secure the desired
terminus the above considerations must!
be kept in mind. I
Among the reasons, which it is hoped
will influence the company in reaching
a decision favorable to Victoria, is the
fact that if the railway is brought to'
Vancouver Island, two points of depart- ^
ure will be available. One of these is
Victoria, which for the puroses of the
Mexican, South American and Australian trade is more favorably situated than any other point that can be
chosen, and for the purpose of the Oriental trade has no inconsiderable advantage over any of the ports now used by
transcontinental railways. The other
point is Quatsino Sound, where, if the
company so desires, a terminal can be
reached, which will have from thirty-
six to 'forty-eight hours advantage over
any port reached by way of the Strait
of San Juan de Fuca, and will probably
be found, taking one season with an-,
other, more convenient and safer than
any port reached by way of Dixon's1
Entrance. !
Until the company has decided upon'
tbe pass through the Rocky Mountains j
which the line will follow, it is impos-j
sible to compare land routes as to length:
with even  a close approximation;  but
a few figures may be given, which cast
a  little   light  on  the  subject.    If  the!
Yellow Head Pass is chosen, the dis-!
tance from the Pass to Quatsino Sound:
will be 719 miles, to Victoria 796 miles. I
These are measured distances.   We have I
not the measured distance to Port Simpson  but  estimate that  it  is  certainly
not  less  than  600 miles  and  probably!
nearer 700.    If thc Pine River or thc
Peace River Pass should be chosen, tbe
distance  to  Vancouver    Island    points
would be  increased as compared  with
Port Simpson.   In other words, speaking within limitations, the further north
the mountains are entered the shorter
will be tbe distance to Port Simpson as
compared with Vancouver Island points.
Nevertheless   it   is  submitted   that   the
greater length of the land line might, if
satisfactory grades and curvatures can
be obtained, be offset by the superior
advantatges  of  Victoria  and   Quatsino
Sound  as  ocean  termini   as  compared
with any port reached by way of Dixon's  Entrance,  by  the  greater traffic-
producing  capacity  of    the    southerly
route, by the central position of Victoria
as respects existing and future business,
and by substantial assistance to compensate the company for the extra land
construction. In other words, as "Progress" looks at the matter, the chief
obstacles in the way of Victoria's ambition are the extra mileage and the
difficulties presented by a route down
to Bute Inlet from an engineering point
of view. If the latter can be satisfactorily overcome,' it is very probable that
the former would not be insurmountable,
because the question would then come
down to one of terms.
For these reasons, "Progress" is of
the opinion that the chief point at which
the people of Victoria should aim is to
induce the company to take up the route
to the Islands seriously. If the company
is to be asked to deviate from its original intention, and bring its line to Vancouver Island, in the first instance, it
will probably be necessary to present
something more than argument.
This is putting the matter very plainly, but there is no use in shutting our
eyes to the facts. The company has
contracted with the government of Canada to build a railway by the shortest
route across.the continent from Winnipeg. This is not stated in so many
words, but it is the essence of the contract as understood not only in Parliament but by the Grand Trunk shareholders. If we expect to have this plan
changed, we must expect to present
some  consideration  for the change.
Mr. Hays, President of the Grand
Trunk Pacific, was interviewed while
in Victoria by the Citizens Committee
appointed several weeks ago to present
the claims of the city to be made a terminus. Mr. Morse, First Vice-President was also present. The Committee
consisted of His Worship Mayor Barnard, and Messrs. S. J. Pitts, President
of the Board of Trade, D. R. Ker, C.
H. Lugrin and H. Cuthbert, Secretary
of the Tourist Association. The Mayor,
opened the interview by requesting Mr.
Lugrin to speak for the Committee Mr.
Lugrin then in an informal way addressed Mr. Hays for about half an hour,
going over the various arguments familiar to Victorians in this connection.
Mr. Hays asked questions frequently,
and appeared to be specially desirous
of ascertaining the character of the
Island, which he said appeared from
the steamer, to be largely made up of
a mountain range, presenting great
difficulties in the way of railway construction. The various available routes
by which the Island can be opened by
rail were fully explained to him. After
Mr. Lugrin had outlined the case, the
conversation became general and continued for more than an hour, the matter
being gone into in all its aspects. Mr.
Hays laid great emphasis upon the determination of his . company to secure
the best possible line. He drew attention to the fact that the mountain ranges
decrease in elevation towards the North,
and said that his company did not wish
to make the mistake made by others and
needlessly climb mountains. He said
that the G. T. P. will pass over wheat
growing lands for almost its entire
length between Winnipeg and the mountains, and hence if it can secure an
easy line to the Coast, its ability to
develope traffic will be vastly greater
than that enjoyed by lines less favorably located. He said that he was familiar with the Marcus Smith survey by
way of Bute Inlet, and that it did not
show a line which his company would
feel warranted in following with such
information as they had at present at
hand. He asked if Victoria had exhausted itself in its gifts to the G. T. P.,
adding that arguments backed by substantial considerations were always tbe
most weighty. He spoke of the great
need of hydrographic surveys of the
coast, and of the extensive surveys already made by his company upon the
Mainland. The interview concluded
with the question and answer above
Eloquent in Praise of Mr. Harriss, But
Not  Quite  to  the   Point.
"All 'yhat vve call sacred tystory,"
Emerson declares, "attests that the birth
of a poet is the principal event in chronology." Just so, just so. But sacfed history suspended publication long since,
and if it were still running serially, its
birth column for poets would have been
sadly gravelled for matter in recent
issues. Modem civilization does not
favor the poet. Steam engines and rapid
fire guns crowd him somewhat. The
tone "poet on the other hand, is not affected by such noisy devices. He flourishes as civilization advances—not that
the birth of a composer now ranks as
one of thi principal events in chronology. That estimate, bless you, is still
reserved for the birth of a Czarovitch
or the slaughter of a regiment. But
undoubtedly the old world pricks its ears
at the name of a new composer, and just
at present its ears are on the alert for
the sound of a name that promises to
add one to the list of immortals.
Gabriel Dupont is the latest to grow
famous over night. He is the winner
of the famous Sonzogno competition
with its encumberance of $10,000. The
award is for the best opera submitted,
and of the 237 new operas passed upon
this year, Dupont's "La Cabuera ("The
Shepherdess") was the unanimous
choice of the international jury and of
the public of Milan. The work will be
performed at the Opera Comique, in
Paris, next April, and, judging from
the enthusiasm of European notices it
will rival in popularity that other prize
winner of 1890—Cavalleria Rusticana.
The Milan correspondent of the New
York Musical Courier praises the libretto equally with the opera. The story
is very simple and very sad. Pedrito
and Amalia, two Spanish villagers, are
engaged lovers. The war with the United States calls Pedrito away and Amalia
is left unprotected. She is betrayed and
then abandoned by Juan Cheppa, the
rich man of thc village. Pedrito, on
his return, learns what has happened
and curses Amalia. She, deserted, mocked at by her companions, and with no
means of support, goes away with her
child to struggle elsewhere for a living.
The second part of the opera presents
the quarrel of Pedrito and the cowardly
Cheppa, and finally, tbe return of poor
Amalia. Four months of privation and
suffering have brought her to death's
door. Pedrito has pity on her. She recounts to him her unhappy story and
expires in his arms, forgiven.
"The music," says the correspondent,
"is sighed out from beginning to end,
and the interlude alone is sufficient to
show the talent of Dupont. It will make
him famous."
The story of Dupont's life is the usual
one of struggle with poverty, and, in
this case, with ill health. He studied
at the Paris Conservatoire with Widor
and Massenet from the age of fifteen,
but had achieved no unusual success before composing "La Cabrera." So unwavering, however, was the confidence
of M. Widor in his pupil that he not
only continued his instruction but furnished the means for the invalid composer to spend a year in Italy. It was
Widor, too who rehearsed the opera for
Itfc production a| the Teatro Lirico,
Milan. His devotion was fittingly rewarded by the extraordinary success of
his pupil.
< The Door's Dual Duty.—A door has
been cut in the side of the fire hall to
admit the new hose reel and protect it
from the weather.—Moyie Leader.
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1 Messrs. W. H. Yawkey and P. J.
Hickey of Sandon are visiting Victoria r
New Seasons—Use   Prices   Pnre
Strawberry Jam.  Gold Medal Brand.
In all the papers of Victoria, Mr.
Charles A. E. Harriss of Ottawa has
commented caustically upon a paragraph
recently published in these columns
anent the proposals for another musical
festival here and the connection of the
Arion Club therewith. The objectionable paragraph which Mr. Harriss
quoted was the following:
"It is understood that Sir Alexander Mackenzie and Mr. C. A. E. Harriss
have declined the offer of the Arion
Club for co-operation for the contemplated Musical Festival, which was that
the club should cancel its third concert
and assist in the festival without share
in the receips, but merely for recognition of active and associate members.
The promoters of the festival are looking for money, and declined. There is
a very general suspicion that Mr; Harriss and his associates find a considerable profit in utilizing the amateurs
throughout the festival territory."
Mr, Harriss' reply consists of twenty
lines that are to the point, and a half
column of laudatory reference to Mr.
Charles A. E. Harriss, his philanthropy,
his great work in the cause of music,
his ambitions as a public benefactor,
etc. The lines that are to the point
"(1) Sir Alexander Mackenzie has
absolutely nothing whatever to do with
the deciding of the choral forces taking
part in these festivals inaugurated by
me. (2) I did not decline the kind
offices of the Arion Club;' the Arion
Club declined my proposition which I
made in their best interests and in the
interest of the musical development of
British Columbia. (3) I am not looking (as you say) 'for more money,'
neither have I ever asked a single persons for aid in this matter, but if I am
to include British Columbia in the second cycle I cannot bear all the cost,
as I did upon a former occasion, much
as I would Jike to do so were I able,
and which I am not able to do."
As a matter of simple fact it is not
in the least material whether or. not Sir
Alexander Mackenzie has aught to do
with the deciding of the choral forces
taking part. As to the Arion Club:
Mr. Harriss assuredly is of short memory or could not have referred to his
correspondence on the subject. He
simply ignored the original proposition
of the Arion Club, which was unmistakably in the interest of music apart
from monetary consideration, making
instead a counter proposition that the
club could not accept. Upon receipt
of this counter proposal, the club asked
him to reply to their original proposition, and he answered that he could not
accept it. Mr. Harriss' proposition was
that the Arion Club should shoulder
all local expenses and be allowed but
25 per cent, of the receipts. Seventy-
five per cent, would go to Mr. Harriss
and the half-dozen soloists whom he
would bring. There was a verbal suggestion as to his also bringing a competent orchestra, but it wilt be remembered that on a former occasion, Mr.
Harriss' proposal was that he should
bring not only soloists but the complete
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra failed to materialize. As Mr.
Harriss declares himself ready to contribute handsomely for the good of music
and devoid of all special consideration
for the filthy lucre, he might explain
why it was that he would have nothing
to do with the proposition of the Arion
Club, which was all in this direction.
Young mare with foal, very gentlej
good driver and under saddle.
Apply office Of PROGRFSS.
Fire, Life, Marine
and Accident
Losses settled with J
promptitude and liberality
Agency Wellington
Household Coal
Hall, Goepel & Coj
Phone 88
100 Government Stieet
Russell Sage has got 176 millions of
dollars, and is not satisfied, for at 88 he
is still doing business. He did not
make any of it in the newspaper business, although with his pile a man
would be safe in starting another daily
in Nelson.
At Victoria, B.
Sept. 27, 28, 29, 30 and
Oct. ist, 1904
Large Premiums, Numerous and Vij
uable Special Prizes.   Entries
for Exhibits Close Sept.
20, 1904.
One of the Best Markets for Stcj
in the Province.
3-Days Horse Racing-
And Grand Spectaculaj
Display by the Army
and Navy
The Brenton's Thrilling Aerj
Bicycle Race
They will ride down a steep
cline at inconceivable  speed; thl
like birds on the wing, flying acrJ
a great yawning chasm in mid-air]
another incline leading to the gron
continuing in their wild |ace to
finishing line.
Miners' Rock Drilling Contea
An event of great interest,
(large purses. 1st prize, $250; 2d
$100; 3rd, $50; one down hole, ol
upper; ten minutes each hole. P<|
entries.   Write for conditions.
Sports and Games, Field Gun Col
petition by the Navy.   Physical D5
by the Royal Garrison Artillery,
stacle Race by the Navy.   Amatel
B. C. Championship Boxing Even!
Tug-of-War for the Players'   Chi
lenge Cup, open to Navy, MilitaJ
Cities and Districts.   Tug-of-War :
j the  Helmcken Cup, for BenevoleJ
I Societies.   Trap shooting. Children
Bands and Vocal Concerts
Numerous  Attractions  and Nov
Side Shows; Mechanical City; Per
Wheels;  Malay  Wonders,  etc.,  a]
being arranged for.
G. H. BARNARD, Mayor!
The Last Chance and a Great Chance
BUT TWO DAYS REHAIN for clearing out the stock at BLYGH'S temporary headquarters for dry goods,
corner of Fort and Douglas Streets, SATURDAY and MONDAY.
On Tuesday packing the stock preparatory to moving begins, and the doors will necessarily be closed.
It doesn't pay to move stock if you can help it.   For that reason buyers will be treated in these two days to
bargains in all lines such as have not before been heard of in Victoria.   Rather than move the goods, purchasers
can have them practically at their own prices.
BIygh's Big Business goes to Government Street next week.
Saturday and Honday present THE LAST AND GREATEST CHANCE for bargains at the old stand. PROGRESS, SATURDAY  SEP. 17,1904
Still  No Definite  Information As  To
Canadian Pacific Hold-up Men.
Last Saturday evening while the delayed west-bound express on the C.P.R.
was riAining the final stage of its transcontinental trip, a party of three masked
lighwaymen successfully held it up, and
igcured no less than $7,000 in gold dust
'rom the custody of the express messenger, besides an indefinite amount in
egistered letters from the mail clerks.
The story of how the unparalleled—in
Canada—crime was committed, has been
:u|ly told and re-told by the daily press.
]T|e highwaymen were far from ama-
eijrs. They evidently possessed very
pacific knowledge as to the operation
f the C.P.R. trains, and were advis-
id pf the expected receipt on that par-
ictilar train of a considerable sum of
noney consigned to this city
Not forgetting any of the little details,
:hey had tapped the wire, and succeeded
n getting a fraudulent message delivered at Mission to the express messenger, purporting to be from the train
despatcher at Vancouver, informing him
that the express company's inspector
would board the train tn route in to
Vancouver, and desiring him to have
his safe open, and everything in order
to facilitate a quick inspection. The
highwaymen did not flag or stop the
train. They apparently concealed themselves on the buffers behind the locomotive tender during the stop for water at
Mission, crawling over the tender and
making prisoners of the engineer and
fireman as the train was under way.
their thoroughly professional control of
he train and the systematic manner in
which they performed the robbery con-
irm the view that the perpetrators of
he outrage were old hands—quite pos-
ibly the .same that have been operat-
ng recently in the Western States. And
hey would seem to have effectually
nade good their escape with the pinner, for while many stories are told in
he papers as to the police having them
■tirroiinded, etc., etc., it is the fact that
jhe officers are completely in the dark,
nd have but three substantial clews to
ork upon—knowledge that the leader
'i the outlaws was an old man with a
ecttliar voice; the circumstance that an
xpected Victoria remittance of value
as known of; and the fact that one at
ast of the trio was an operator with
nowledge of the telegraphic work on
ie western end of the C.P.R.
Apropos of sporting, rather an amtis-
ng contretemps befel one local hunter
hat is v^-rthy of mention. This being
he time of year when the merry ping
if the rifle is heard in the chicken
•oosts, a worthy farmer for safe keep-
ng had removed the pride of his bam-
Jard—a Pekin gander—to a distant lake.
Everything comes to him who waits (no
time limit); an enthusiastic sportsman
spied the Honker and laid him low.
The gun being of as old a design as the
bird, in the recoil knocked him backward
over a log spraining his ankle as he fell.
Breathing a'few soft nothings under his
Dreath, finding his dog firmly refused
duty he plunged into the crested wave
and bore his spoil to shore, in the journey losing a valuable gold watch also
to find the Honker's owner awaiting
him using language that rendered the
summer air unfit for human use and
also to find—Oh irony of fate—that it
was no common garden gander that had
fallen to his share but a Pekin prize
winner value $150. Limping sadly
home to the partner of his joys and sorrows he laid the ancient and valuable
specimen of gooscology at her feet. She
roasted it and him, he is now suffering
from remorse and—indigestion ?
—Thoughtful Kindness:
The temporary residents of the Ma-
'rinc Hospital, as well as the authorities
of that institution are very grateful to
Hon. Captain Tatlow for a fine "invalid's chair" which the Minister has
just presented, and which will make
many dark hours pass more comfortably to those who will have opportunity
to use it.
—Bright Local:
The Colonist is to be congratulated
upon the acquisition of a bright local
..writer. Apart altogether from the subject matter of its stories anent the close
salmon season and modern ordnance .for
the Fifth Regiment, the telling is very
'entertaining and workmanlike.
-Compass and Companion;
Mr, J. C. Voss upon bis arrival at
London with his world-famed canoe,
the Tillikum, reported that his com-
1 panion Harrinian, who took Norman
Luxton's place on the long voyage, fell
overboard 1,200 miles out from Sydney,
carrying with him the only compass the
Tillikum possessed.   Mr. Voss navigated thence to St. Helena by the stars.
—Free School Books:
The proposal of free school textbooks
for the pupils of the Vancouver public
schools has been officially endorsed by
the trustees of the Terminal City. A
special committee, which considered the
question of free textbooks, .reported,
recommending that the Public School
Act be amended to give trustees power
to purchase textbooks and sell them at
cost to pupils attending schools or to
furnish them free, provided that a bylaw be first submitted to the ratepayers
and that a majoriy be found in favor.
Also that the department require all
publishers of authorized texts to furnish to trustees at lowest trade prices
all books required by trustees for free
distribution or distribution at cost. This
report was adopted.
—A Holiday Question:
Whether the midsummer vacation
should be taken by public school boys
and girls in July and August or in September is a matter that is at present
receiving ■ the serious consideration of
tbe local board of trustees, having been
brought forward by Trustee Boggs, who
favors the later date. One of the
strong arguments advanced for a change
is that many families go camping each
summer, and are not at home to the-city
by the date of the school holidays' termination. It is also pointed out that
meteorological department statistics for
the past seven years, show that the
rainfall is heavier during July and August than during September in this favored city. In defence of the present
arrangement of the vacation period it
might be pointed .out that it embraces
the hottest period of the year, during
which children have most occasion to
be freed from the schoolroom from the
standpoint of health maintenance.
—Fire Department Affairs:
In response to a .citer from Secretary J. G. Elliott of the Board of Fire
Underwriters, a conference has been arranged between that body and the Fire
Wardens of the city—the standing
municipal committee in this regard. The
business is stated to be "matters vitally
affecting the question of fire insurance
rates in this city," which may very probably be the disorganization and inefficiency of the department, to which repeated reference has been made in these
columns, and to which the Fire Wardens have shown the utmost indifference. "Progress" has it upon the authority of a leading insurance man of Victoria that his company and others proposed thoroughly investigating all
charges in connection with fire department affairs, and if these conditions
were found as reported (and the insurance man declared that he personally
had satisfied himself that they are) it
would be quite likely that all insurance
risks in Victoria would be refused until
reforms were brought about. It is to
be hoped that the city council would
not wait for such compulsion in what is
a self-evident duty.
It is Best Displayed In the Patronage
Of Home Institutions of Merit.
Victoria has—and has had for years
—its full share and^i few to spare of
the gentlemen who in the Board of
Trade meetings and at every other opportunity, discuss learnedly and with
voluminous statistics thc great need of
home manufactures, and the unwisdom
of sending abroad for articles that could
be produced just as good or a little better here at home. The arguments of
these learned platform patriots are incontrovertible. But how about the practice? When some unassuming but enterprising citizen establishes a manufactory and proceeds to put into effect
the fine theories of the champion of
home production, docs that self-same
champion hasten to acquaint his grocer,
or his boot-maker, or his tailor, that he
wants no more importations—Victoria-
made goods are the thing for him.
Well, as a rule he doesn't—and therein is the hardest battle for the home
In  Seattle	
But everyone knows how Seattleites
stand together, and are thereby building
up a great and united city.
No one would ask that civic patriotism should outrun business or domestic
common-sense. If the home goods arc
not up to the quality of thc imported,
or if the prices arc excessive in comparison, they cannot expect to gain the market. But when quality, price, freshness, and all other conditions are in
favor of the Victoria product, surely it
is entitled to first consideration,
The oratorical  patriot  will no doubt
neys, table condiments of all kinds, ketchups, vinegars, laundry essentials, etc.,
from their grocers, take the trouble to
insist that it is Victoria good that they
must have?
Safe to say not one in a hundred does
And yet Victoria enjoys fame throughout the entire province—a fame that
overlaps into the Northwest Territories
and spreads far beyond the Arctic circle
in the Yukon for the quality of her
manufactures  in  these particular  lines.
Surely it is up to the patriotic consumer to do his part in the development of local manufactures?
Perhaps it is not yet known to everybody that Victoria is a leader in the
pickle and table condiment trade. Such
is the fact. This branch of manufacture
was established here more than a score
of years ago by Mr. H. J. Brady, and
has grown slowly but surely ever since.
Six years ago Mr. W. K. Houston became a partner with Mr. Brady, and
the Brady-Houston Packing Co. came
into existence, acquiring large premises
on Johnson street, between Douglas and
Blanchard, that are already too restricted for the demands of the growing
The company manufactures and deals'
to the trade in table condiments and
dainty appetite-provokers of every imaginable sort. The famous Wilson-
Lytle-Badgerow Co.'s vinegars are also
handled for this Western province.
The company's specialties, however, are
the Brady Worcestershire and the Queen
City ketchup, both articles of such
quality as to hold the field against all
competition on their merits. The ketchup is tne original "Old Bar Harbor"
brand, which won such popularity years
ago that infringements of the name
became general all over the province,
the Sound country, and even in Oregon
and California. There is an old saying
that imitation is the sinccrest flattery.
It wouldn't have been so bad if the imitation had been of the high-quality
goods—but it was only of the label.
Now the Brady-Houston Co. have given
their celebrated ketchup the name
"Queen City," and have duly registered
it against frauds. They also retain the
old name for purposes of identification,
and they have a caution label which
means what it says on every neat bottle.
The first grade Worcestershire offered to British Columbia epicures is
from a formula presented to Mr. Brady
by an uncle, years ago, which formula
is scrupulously adhered to. It is appetizing in the extreme and particularly
The company exploits directly the entire province. Tts goods are also sent
largely into tbe Territories and the Yukon by tbe leading wholesale houses,
who find a steady and growing demand
for them based on unvarying satisfactory quality. The factory contains upwards of 8,000 square feet of floor space,
but this is growing entirely too small
for the demands upon it, and enlargement must come in the very near future.
Everything required in the business is
bought in immense quantities, as for example—and a single illustration will perhaps suffice—there were three tons of
pickling cucumbers received at the factory last Saturday alone. It is from
the New Westminster district that most
of these supplies of vegetables are got.
There will be more than fifty tons of
cucumbers alone used during thc season; an dfifty tons means about 225
large barrels, or between 1,750,00 and
2,000,000 cucumbers.
And this is but one comparatively insignificant item in a great variety.
Tomato pulp comes in carload lots;
onions ditto; in fact everything that can
be bought in carloads is purchased on
that economical if princely principle.
By next Christmas thc company hope
to have added the best mincemeat in tbe
land to the list of their productions.
And all are of the highest standard,
and worthy the patronage of thc public
on their own quality, leaving thc question of local patriotism entirely to one
But doesn't civic patriotism count for
something besides elocution after all?
You will enjoy your picnic witn
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup
Pickles and Sauce.
Just a case  in  point:    How    many
housekeepers on ordering pickles, chut-
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Week End Excursions
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,   Comox and
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Everything for the kitchen in
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Ton cannot find an 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 which
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.
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The consensus of opinion is that a
general election for Parliament will be
held within the next two months. Twice
only since Confederation has Parliament
been allowed to continue for its full
term. Once was in Mackenzie's premiership, and the government was overwhelmingly defeated at the polls. The
other occasion was in Tupper's premiership, and the same result followed. Precedent is, therefore, against the expediency of such a course, although why it
should be is not very 'clear. But there
are cogent practical reasons for a dissolution at the present time, reasons
, aHecting the welfare of the dominant
party, arid others affecting the welfare
of the whole country. Principal among
the latter is the fact that the Liberal
party have embarked upon a far-reaching policy of railway construction, and
the Conservatives have placed themselves on record as determined ,to
thwart the carrying out of that policy.
They present no altenative, or, to "state
the matter more accurately, they are
united upon no alternative proposition.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier has given the country a fixed and definite policy. If he
is continued in power that policy .w.ill
be carried out; while if the Conservatives come in we have their formal assurance that their first act will be to
annul the Grand Trunk Pacific contract,
and substitute something else, upon the
nature of which there is everything butj
agreement among those who may be assumed to have a right to speak for the
party. The importance of an early verdict from the electorate upon the Liberal railway policy can hardly be over-estimated. If the verdict is favorable the
country can look forward to several
years of uninterrupted prosperity, and
so long as a doubt remain's as to what
the verdict will be, public uncertainty
as to the- immediate future of the country will be inevitable. Therefore in the
public interest it is highly desirable for
this, if for no reason, that there should
be a declaration by the constituencies as
soon as possible. Upon this point there
will scarcely be any controversy. Other
reasons why from a public point of view
there should be an early dissolution
might readily be suggested, but as there
might be some difference of opinion respecting them, we shall not speak of
them, especially as trial already given
is sufficient of itself.
From the point of view of the Liberal
party the present is an exceedingly auspicious time for an electioin. Thc cotin- j
try has been enjoying unprecedented
prosperity. It is no exaggeration to say
that the trade and financial statistics
of Canada during the last eight years
show a growth and prosperity for which
no parallel can be found in the history
of this or any other country. Human
wisdom cannot forecast the effects upon
business which may result from conditions in the Orient. Canada has no
mortgage on prosperity, and another
year may witness a retrograde movement, especially if there is to be delay
in railway conduction. Another reason
is that the country is in a state of expectancy. Sir Wilfrid Laurier has excited the imagination of the people.
They see themselves afloat upon a full
tide of progress and the hour is timely
to ask their endorsation of his policy.
The electors of British Columbia have
a very serious duty cast upon them at
this juncture. There never was a more
critical period in the history of this
province, and there never was a time
when a vigorous and outspoken delegation of representatives was more needed in Parliament than at present. British Columbia has never asserted herself
in the House of Commons as she should
have done. This province has been less
heard from on the floors of Parliament
than any other province or territory in
the Dominion, and yet none of them
has a greater claim upon the public
treasury or upon the consideration of the
whole country. An effort ought to be
made to improve the situation in this
respect, if it is possible.
It is understood that a serious question has arisen between the City of Victoria and the Provincial Government regarding the expense of bringing to this
city from Toronto a commercial traveller who, it is alleged, defrauded Mr.
John I. Croot, of the firm of Croot,
Potts & Bissell, of a considerable sum
of money, and by reason of the refusal
of the government to meet the cost and
the fact that the city has no funds for
that purpose, the alleged offender remains sale from arrest. No claim is
made that the transaction is not one
that should form the subject of criminal proceedings. Admitting for the purposes of this article that a city ought
to bear the whole cost of arresting and
prosecuting persons charged with having committed crimes within its limits—
a proposition upon which there is room
for very considerable discussion—we
suggest that by no process of reasoning
can the Crown, as represented by the
Attorney-General's office, be relieved of
its duty in the premises. It may be that
a city ought to be required to recoup the
province, but this is a matter of internal
economy and may be adjusted as seems
expedient, but that the obligation of
seeing that crime is punished rests in
the first instance upon the law officers
of the Crown is.too plain a proposition
for argument.
Mr. Croot says that he has been grossly defrauded. He is a citizen of excellent repute. He has an unquestioned
right to all the protection which the
laws of the country afford. Yet, it appears, any man may come here and rob
him,  and,  because  the city  and  prov-
1 ince are at outs about the payment of
the costs of prosecution, may do
so with perfect impunity provided only the crimnal can escape |
from British Columbia before being
arrested. What is true of Mr, Croot is
true of every one else. If this is a correct statement of the matter, and "Progress'' ta.ces the facts from the daily
press, the case assumes the dimensions
of a, serious scandal.
was sung (for no. one sings it now).
It is a story of a tragedy and should be
sung as a story is told. At least that
is what Kingsley said, and that is how
Fessenden—in his day New England's
greatest tenor—used to sing it, and he
could hold his audience spellbound
with the simple words and simple
Oh, for a return of the days when
musicians were not so over-trained that
the simple ballads, which went to the
hearts of their hearers, were not beneath their notice when amateurs did
not think it necessary to indulge in vocal
gymnastics, when professionals depended more upon touching the hearts of
their audiences than upon the ingenuity
of their press agents.
Brewers of
English Ale and Stout
The Highest Grade of Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture
PHONE 893 i
A New York paper has discovered that
New Brunswick is fast ripening for annexation, The alleged cause relates to
cordwood, or codfish, or perhaps it is
hay or potatoes. Undoubtedly the commercial interests of New Brunswick are
closely associated with the New England
States, and have been for fifty years, but
since John W. Cuanp about fifty years
ago moved a resolution in the legislature in favor of annexation, which was
howled down by the house and galleries, and which he afterwards explained
was proposed out of pique, no public
man in New Brunswick has ever spoken
of annexation even as a remote possibility, and no newspaper has ever printed
a line in favor of it. There is no more
loyal part of His Majesty's dominions
than this same little province on the
Atlantic shore.
Established 1885
Pioneers of this Industry in British Columbia
Tne Brady Houston Packing Go.
of the
Packers, Purveyors and Manufacturers of
Pickles of All Kinds, Sauces,
Tomato Ketchup, English Malt
and Other Vinegars, Salad Oil, Horse
Radish, Chutney and a Full Line
of Table Delicacies
of the
Wc, that is, Europeans and Americans, used to patronize Japan, and look
upon the Japanese much as we would
upon a lot of children about to enter
High School. Things are changing in
this respect. We are not so clear about
our superiority as we were a year ago.
Is it not possible that the white races
have been going at a pace that is rather
fast for safety? We have hammered
away at practical things until we have
no ideals left. We have surrendered a
large part of our old faiths in things
divine as well as human. We have
played with our appetites. We have
comforted ourselves with the belief that
we know about everything worth knowing. Then a despised people, studying
our errors as well as our successes, sober
and clean-living, full of faith and enthusiasm and animated by potent ideals
arouses itself and all our traditions and
preconceived notions get a bad shock
and we are asking each other what is to
come next.
It is a great shame that Beacon Hill
Should be reduced to a blackened waste
almost every summer. There is no necessity for it. Water pipes can be laid
over the hill in various directions and
garden hose can be provided, so that the
caretaker of the Park can put out a
grass fire as soon as it is discovered.
It is ridiculous to have to summon the
fire department to put out a little blaze
in the grass, especially as by the, time
the engines get there, what was only a
very little thing has assumed serious
magnitude. If this is to be a tourist
centre, the chief beauty spot of the town
must be something better to look at than
a coal yard during half the summer.
The British press is suffering from a
an epidemic of tommy-rot on Canadian
matters. One paper hopes that Earl
Grey's administration will leace Canadian loyalty unimpaired. Another
thinks that the separatist movement now
developing will shortly be checked. And
so it goes. Time was when Canadians
looked to the British press for wise
counsel; now they read its utterances
with a feeling akin to despair.
Our goods can be obtained from any of the local grocers,
who are authorized to guarantee their quality,
purity and excellence.
Factory and Office Pacific Coast Depot for the
131,133 and 135 Johnson St.       Wilson, Lytle Badgeron Co's
Victoria, B. C.     Phone 502       Famed Vinegars
It is satisfactory to know that the
Colonist is not going to take its tocsin
up to its cupola and awaken the people of
British Columbia to rebellion. Any observations about better terms or separation, in which our contemporary may
have indulged, were only intended in a
Pickwickian sense. The dogs of war
have been temporarily turned out to
Sir Sandford Fleming, at present on
a visit to Vancouver Island, is one of
Canada's great men. He is now well-
advanced in years, but can look back and
say with truth that he has left the impress of his mind upon the progress of
his country.
In common with every other place in
the civilized world, Victoria claims to
be "a musical city," but it is quite possible that we lay this flattering unction
to our souls a little more frequently
than is wholly advantageous. For a
community of close to 30,000 people, including Esquimalt and other suburbs,
and in view of the fact that this is a
naval and military station, its musical
strength is not at all remarkable, There
is room for a great deal of development,
and although the material may be available it is not in evidence in any marked
degree. Victoria is a good average in
a musical way, but that is all that can
he fairly claimed, *s in many other
things, we could do better if we tried,
and it is worth while to try.
"The enterprise is a vastly greater and
more important one than I thought it
was," said Senator Cox, referring to the
new transcontinental line. Only those
who have really investigated the facts
can appreciatae what this railway will
mean for Canada and British Columbia.
It is the greatest development project
ever undertaken by mankind.
If those train bandits are captured
they should get the utmost limit of punishment allowed by the law, and if thc
judge who tries them can stretch the
law a little, public opinion will back
him up. A half dozeii picturesque bandits hanged in chains at intervals along
thc railway would have a fine educative
effect upon the tribe.
What is the best music? The professional musician is likely to answer
that the best is that which commends
itself most to the trained taste. In one
sense it is. The other day "Progress"
heard a professional musician refer to
"The Dead March in Saul" as commonplace. To his trained taste the simple
melody and harmony of that dirge were
very ordinary, and it must be confessed
that the majority of players render it in
a maner that makes it seem trumpery;
but played hy a master it is the most
sublime confession of faith to he found
out of ffacred literature. \
One secret of successful singing is the
study of the words and the rendition of
thc author's meaning. Kingsley said
that he only once heard his famous song
"Three Fishers" sung properly. That
song is not a dirge; as it is
Notwithstanding the dire predictions
of the Colonist and the Times the people of Victoria awoke last Wednesday
morning to find the G. T. Pacific directors gone and the provincial treasury intact, at least as far as was visible to
the naked eye.
President Roosevelt has been asked to convene the Hague Tribunal. It
will be a little late to settle the Craigflower road question, but it may be applied to dispose of the Bird Cage Walk-
extension without a recourse to arms.
"Has Victoria exhausted herself in her
gifts to the C.P.R.?" asked one of the
G. T. P. directors. When he was told
what the city had done, he seemed inclined to the opinion chat we have made
a very good bargain.
You will enjoy your picnic with
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
or rather! Pickles and Sauce.
$20.00 Suits for $16.00
$18.00 Suits for $i4..oo
$1400 Suits for $10.00
$12.00 Suits for   $9.oo
The Time is Now at Hanq
That you want music to pass away your
long evenings
The Berliner Gram-o-phone
is the cheapest entertainer you can buy. It gives you the best singers in ttM
world and the best band music by all the celebrated bands. Prices fronl
$16.50 to $45.00. We carry a stock of 1,000 Records always on hand. Send]
for list.
Central Bicycle Depot Opp. Post Office, Victoria, B. c|
Is Your House Wired?
We have largest stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. C.
29 Government Street Victoria, B. C.
Fall Overcoats, \Ahoy!
The time for wearing them is within easy hailing
distance—in fact, they are quite in order now for
evening wear.
The Overcoats, themselves, are here in a variety
of handsome new Fall Styles and materials that will
"make a hit" wsth every man of taste.
Allen's Fit Reform Wardrobe
73 Government Street
LILLEV'S Ice Cream Sedal
Never fails to please. That's what]
makes our Ice Cream Soda go. Andl
it is fine. Always pure, wholesome!
delicious. Prepared with choicest off
fruit flavors, it is as nectar for the gods.T
A glass of our soda when feeling heated J
s a treat for the soul. Try one and be]
105 Douglas St.
Phone 850al PROGRESS, SATURDAY. SEP. 17, 1904
ft"   The Week in Society     | *
On the afternoon ot the 7th inst., at
St. Paul's Church, Kamloops, the marriage was solemnized of Miss Constance
Cornwall, only daughter of the late Mr.
jj and Mrs.   Henry Cornwall of Ashcroft,
' and Capt. Phillip Oldham of Hat Creek.
A large number of invited guests from
Ashcroft and Cherry Creek as well as
those in the city witnessed the ceremony,
which was choral, the enurch being prettily decorated by the brides's friends and
the knot being tied by Ven. Archdeacon
Small and Rev. H. S. Akehurst. The
bride, who was given away by her
brother, Mr. Henry Gardner Cornwall,
looked' most charming in a beautiful
gown of ivory satin, the long train as
well as skirt being trimmed with ac-
cordeon pleated chiffon, caught up at
intervals with bows of ribbon and the
corsage ■ being trimmed with handsome
lace, a Bunch of bridal blossoms nestling in its folds—the puffed elbow
sleeves as well as the upper part of the
corsage being of chiffon, her long tulle
veil resting on a wreath of orange blossoms, her only ornament being a gold
bracelet set with turquoises which with
a shower bouquet were the bridegroom's
gifts. The two bridesmaids. Miss Cran
of Ashcroft, and Miss Lyle, were gowned iiic'turqubise voile worn with chiffon
fichus,' transparent yokes and wreathes
of white Gontier roses, their gold chain
bracelets and shower boquets of carnations being the bridegroom's gift. The
bridegroom was supported by W. L.
Fernie. After the ceremony the bridal
party and guests adjourned to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. W. Pearse,
kindly loaned for the occasion, when a
reception was held by Mrs. Henry Cornwall, where the cake supplied by Mrs.
Clay of Victoria was cut and bride and
groom's health drunk with honors, the
toast being proposed by Ven. Archdeacon Small in a neatly turned speech in
which he alluded to having known the
bride from  childhood.    The bride left
"amongst a shower of rice attired in a
very  becoming  igrey   tweed   travelling
'gown faced and lined with- pale blue
taffeta worn with cream lace blouse and
chiffon hat; many of the guests follow-
' ed the happy pair to bid them farewell
at the station on tht journey to Banff.
Later in the evening Mrs. Pearse entertained the guests with a most enjoyable
impromptu dance. The presents were
'most handsome and numerous, amongst
them being: Bride's mother, fur-lined
coat; bridegroom, gold bracelet set with
turquoise; Mr. H. A. G. Cornwall, cut
glass decanter; Mrs. H. A. G. Cornwall, worked table centre; Mr. J. G.
Cornwall, cheque; Mr. G. E. Cornwall,
bridle; Hon. C. F. and Mrs. Cornwall,
plate chest; Miss Cornwall oxidized
frame; Mr. Hugh Cornwall, sugar
spoon; Mr. and Mrs. W. Cornwall
(Ladysmith), soup ladle; the Misses
Cornwall (England), ring, brooch and
studs; Mrs. Eyre (Ireland), silver
hand mirror; Mrs. Phair, cut glass salad
bowl and servers; Miss A. Cornwall
(Nelson), berry spoon; Mr. C. Cornwall, cut glass bon-bon dish; Mr. N. J.
Roper, silver Queen Anne tea service;
Mrs. W. J. Roper, silver tea tray; Mr.
J. R. Hull, Limoges china pudding dish;
Mr. and Mrs. Parke, table and house
linen; Mr. and Mrs. J. Cran, clock;
Miss Cran, bridge marker and cards; Mr.
and Mrs. Lewis Murphy, cut glass fruit
bowl; Mr. and Mrs. DoyaJ, wedgevyood
biscuit jar; Mrs. Dorrell, silver toast
rack; Mr. Duth (Hat Creek), silver
salt and pepper casters; Mr. Stuart
Henderson, three silver-mounted claret
and lemonade jars; Ven, Archdeacon
Small, card table; mr. C. Leigh Wil,son,
silver salt cellars; Mr. Haine, cut glass
'vase; Mrs. Calder, silver berry spoon;
the Misses Sweet, point lace handkerchief; Rev. and Mrs. Roberts (Kuper
Island), silver photo frames; Mrs. Cridge
silver souvenir spoon; Mrs. Phair, silver
egg stand; Mr. Pe.irse, silver sugar
spoon; Mrs. Pearse, Japanese letter
rack; the Misses Pearse, old "Willow
Pattern" bread plate; Master Pearse,
Japanese teapot; Mrs. Wells, water-color
painting, Miss Wells, sofa cushion
cover; ' Miss C. Wells, handkerchief
sachet; Mr. J. Wells, silver mirror, Mr.
and Mrs. Davidson, brass tea kettle;
Capt. and Mrs". Nash, piano candle sticks
and prayer book; Mr. and Mrs. Brock-
leliurst, travelling clock; Mrs. Vicars,
Dresden cup and saucer; Mrs. Fortune,
sofa cushion; Mr. Hayden, cut glass
bowl; Capt. Fisori, brass tea kettle; Mr.
Pangman, picture; Mr. J. Brown, silver
frame; Mr. Fisher, cut glass vases;
Miss Lyle, silver toast rack; Mr. Fernie,
fur robe; Mrs. Akehurst, vase; Miss
Scarlett, powder box; Mr. and Mrs.
Edmonds, two fruit dishes; Mrs. J. T.
Robinson, berry set; Mrs. Strutt, cut
celery glass; Mrs. Hopkins, china dish;
Mr. G. C. Tunstall, silver vegetable'
dish; Mr. and Mrs. Hood, silver frame;
Mrs.   Burton,   Japanese  bracket;   Miss
Lawson, sofa cushion; Miss Carr, lace
handkerchief, etc., etc.
*   *   *
On Wednesday evening last the Cotillion Club again held one of its informal reunions in the A. 0. U. W.
Hall which was prettily decorated with
flags for the occasion. About 75 guests
were present; the lights, floor and music
as usual left nothing to be desired. To
quote the words of one of the members,
the club will begin dancing in "real
earnest" on the nth of October and
will hold fortnightly meetings after that
date during the winter months. Tuesday evening's efforts were only a sort of
"preliminary canter" on the part of the
members. It is to be hoped that for
future use the foundations of the hall
and the patience of the chaperones will
be strengthened and lengthened. And
now the frocks: In these up-to-date
times Shakespeare remarks about
leaving the rose in its primitive state of
beauty have "long since been voted obsolete; surely tlie setting of the gem
enhances its beauty as a well made
pretty gown does the fairest creation
on earth—a pretty woman. And of
both there was no lack. Wednesday.
Amongst the pink dresses Mrs. Lang-
ton's was specially noticeable, it being
made of one of those beautiful old time
silks that are now so fashionable. Miss
Newling in scarlet with poppies in her
hair and dress with the usual accompanying addition of wheat ears formed a
charming conception of "Ceres"; Miss
Langley in soft clinging white over
taffeta was graceful and effective; Miss
Gaudin wore blue silk with bands of
colored passementerie quite Oriental in
its coloring; Miss Bell looked chic in
green; Mrs. Irving in an effective shade
of pink; Mrs. Troup, blue with cream
lace overdress. These and many others
formed a mass of mingled color satisfying and delighting to the artistic eye.
The dancing was kept up to a very late
hour, and to judge by the many nim-
rods who had deserted their guns to attend was keenly appreciated. The music,
as usual, was supplied by the Heater-
Fawcett orchestra, the management of
the affair being in the hands of Mrs.
Lester. Amongst those present were:
The Misses Baiss, Bell, Mrs. Bullen,
Miss Bullen, Mr. D. Bullen, Miss Angus, Mr. B. Angus, Miss N. Dupont,
Mrs. Langley, Miss Langley, Mrs. Irving, the Misses Irving, Mr. Irving, Mr.
Hamilton, Mr. R. Hamilton, Mr. Richardson, Mr. J. Bridgman, Mr.F. B. Pemberton, Mrs. Monteith, the Misses Monteith, Mr. R. Monteith, Mrs. Spalding,
the Misses McKay, Mrs. Hanington,
Miss Hanington, Mr. F. Hanington,
Mr. Lowenberg, Mr. Lawson, Mr. Jones
Mrs. Troup, Mr. R. Troup, Mr, Cl
Berkeley, Mr. L. Bell, Mr. Black, Mr.
Orlebar, Miss Mara, Miss Todd, Mrs.
Newling, Miss Nievvl|ng,Miss Newcombe.
Dr. Oldershaw, Mr. C. Vernon, Mr. M.
Ewart, Mr. C. Ewart, Misses Gaudin,
Mrs. Toft, Mr. Lawson, Miss Brown,
Mr. E. Harvey, Mr. Langton, Mrs.
Langton, Mr. Patton, Miss Campbell,
Miss Todd, Mr. Newling, the Misses
Hickey, Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Cambie,
Mr. Wilmot, Mrs. Holmes, Mr. Worlock, Miss Mason, Miss P. Mason, Mr.
Hume, Mr. Pound and many others.
A merry and congenial little party of
younger friends gathered on Wednesday
of this week at "Oakdene," the homelike
and hospitable residence of Dr. and Mrs.
I. W. Powell, to spend a last pleasant
evening, perchance for years, with Mr.
R. B. Powell, and bid him Godspeed and
farewell on the eve of his departure
for Suva, Fiji. With music and dancing
the hours were excellently employed.
Among the'guests were Mrs. Parry, Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Pooley, Mr. and Mrs.
A. T. Goward, Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Dunsmuir, Mrs P. S. Lampman, Miss
Eberts, Miss Gertrude Loewen, Miss E.
Loewen, Miss Green, Miss D. Green,
Miss Pooley, Miss Foster, Miss Tilton,
the Misses Drake, Miss G. Green, Miss
Prior, the Misses Flumerfelt, Miss
Gladys Kane, Miss Holmes, Major
Chown, Messrs. West, Dammit, Hills,
Burroughes, Horsey, Grant, Tye, Talbot, Scholefield, Jones, Foote and Johnston. The departure of Mr. Powell for
his new spnerc of useful activity in the
Imperial Colonial service is very keenly
felt in Victoria's social, musical and
sporting circles, in each of which he
had made himself a leader, held in genuine affection and esteem by all with
whom he was brought in touch. Indeed
Victoria friends would scarcely tolerate
the loss of "Roooie" were it not for the
fact that Opportunity's call is not to be
lightly disregarded, and all who know
him know also that Mr. Powell will in
his new and broadening career prove
an honor and an ornament to the Ser-
First Showing of
New Fall Coats
We have just received a very large shipment of
selected personally by Mr. Campbell in the
leading European centres of fashion.
Inverness Capes, Tourist and Butcher Coats
You will find any one of our Coats strictly
correct and up to the minute in style, fit
and finish. .   .
See Paris and London's Latest Styles
vice and do high credit to his city and
this Pacific province.
•   •    •
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
William Jackson, 93 Carr street, on
Wednesday afternoon, was celebrated
the marriage of their daughter, Miss
Florence Telfer Jackson, and Mr. J.
Stanley Jost. Rev. W. Leslie Clay officiated; while Mr. S. J. Willis, B.A.,
and Miss Annie L. Jackson, sister of
the bride, were the supporting couple.
After the reception in the evening, Mr.
and Mrs. Jost took steamer for the
Mainland, where the honeymoon will be
(Continued on page 6).
Dominion Govt. Auctioneer
Is instructed by Mrs. G. Rudlin to sell
at the City Auction Mart, 58 Broad
Street, at
12 o'clock Noon, Saturday,
Sept. 24th
Valuable g-Room
House and Large Lot
Being No. 15 George street. Size of
lot, 40x270 feet. The house is well
built on stone foundations, fitted with
closets, pantry, cupboards, hot and cold
water, electric light and sewer connections, outhouses, etc. The initial, cost
of this house being $5,000 to build.
Terms Cash.
Phone B703. Auctioneer.
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, childn n's fancy
dances, 3.30 to 5 p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Wednesday afternoon, children 3 to 8
years, 3.30 to 4.30.
Thursday. Social Night, 8.30to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.15.
Pall Millinery Opening
Ladies are invited to inspect the latest •
88 Yates Street, Victoria.
Remember Our Exhibit of
Fall Millinery and Novelties
On Tuesday and Wednesday
Sept. 13 and 14 HENRY YOUNG & CO.
Independent" Stylographic Pen, $1.29
T. N. HIBBEN & CO. Government St
Victoria College of Music
248 Cook Street, Victoria, B. C.
Principal:   MR. A. LONGFIELD, F. V. C M.
Special Inducements to Pupils on the Pipe Organ
Stock of 1904 WHEELS at
Great Reduction
We Make a Specialty of GUN REPAIRING.
Our Prices arc Bight.
HARRIS & MOORE, Machinists, 114 Yates St.
A. O. U. W. Hall (downstairs), 150 Yates street.
Member Notional Association Masters ol Dancing; Teacher of Society and Fancy
Dancing and Cotillon.
October 1—Complimentary party to   children
from4'0 9P.m.
October 3—Adult dancing party.
October 5—Adult beginners' class, 8 to 10.30.
October 7—Friday aiternoon class, 3.30105.30.
OIBce hours at Hall—3 to 4 and 7 to 8 p tn.
Residence—52 Michigan street.
Has cured in Victoria—
1 case of abscess in hip joint.
1 case of pneumonia and pleurisy in
2% days,
case of typhoid in five days.
1 case of spinal meningitis .
3 cases of inflammatory rheumatism.
2 cases of consumption,  besides any
number of smaller cases. No sensation experienced during use. Call
or inquire Mrs. Herbert Kent, 243
Yates street, or 'phone 185B.
Kinds of
Hair Work Don
Etc., at
Mrs, G.
55 Douglas St r-r\u<jrrUi33, SA1UKJJAY,   SEP.  17,   1904
The Week in Society
Continued from page 5.
An anniversary that it is given but
few  to  celebrate—and  the   rare  infre-
quency of which anniversaries increase
their general interest and importance-
was duly observed by the venerable Bishop and Mrs.  Cridge, their family and
their friends on Wednesday of this week,
marking the fiftieth or golden milestone
of their married life.   It was on the 14th
of  September,  1854, that  the  wedding
was solemnized of Miss Mary Winmill
and Rev. Edward Cridge, at that time
incumbent of Christ Church, the Marsh.
West Ham, Essex.  The honeymoon was
pleasantly passed at Salt iHill, and then
the bride and bridegroom  sailed  from
the land of their birth and their friends,
for an    unknown    land    beyond    the
stranger seas, Rev. Mr.  Cridge having
been appointed chaplain to the Hudson's
Bay forces in this then rlttle-known corner of the  western  wilderness.     Six
months   of voyaging brought   them to
Victoria and since that long ago time
their  home,   their  interests,   and  their
labors have been inseparable from the
history of this city and of the magnificent land of which it is the capital.   The
bridegroom and bride of fifty years ago
have step by step observed the progress
of Victoria and British    Columbia to
their present proportions, from the foundation settlement of barely six hundred
whites on all  Vancouver Island   (inclusive of Victoria and Nanaimo) which
greeted their arrival. . Nor have they
played an inconspicuous although a modest part in shaping the course of provincial growth aright; in ministering to
the sick, the suffering, the lonely and
the disconsolate; in furthering works of
charity and mercy; in fostering a love
of music, of art, and of all else that
adds harmony, grace and refinement to
life's labor.   The golden wedding celebration was happily impromptu and informal.    Mrs.  Cridge indeed  was  not
aware that the jubilee celebration of her
wedding day was so near at hand until
a daughter arrived  from  Ashcroft to
remind her. of the especial  importance
of this year's anniversary.    At "Mari-
field"  for Wednesday's happy re-union
were a majority of   Bishop and  Mrs.
Cridge's devoted  family,  four children
and  nine  grandchildren    remaining to
be a benediction to their declining years.
These are Mrs.T. H. Laundy, of this
city; Mrs. Cran of Ashcroft, where Mr.
Cran is manager of the Bank of British
North  America;  Miss Maude  Cridge;
and Mr. R. C. Cridge, the eldest, now
resident in  the  Hawaiian  Islands.    In
accordance with the strictly impromptu
nature of the golden wedding celebration, no invitations    were    issued, although many old friends calicd during
afternoon and evening to present congratulations    and     felicitations.     The
drawing  room   was  tastefully   and  fittingly decorated .in bridal white mingled
with the gold of nasturtiums 'mid cal-
iopsis, while many fiV"al remembrances
received  during  tin   day    transformed
the room into a ven   ble bower. Nor was
the wedding cake forgotten, with iis Cin
this case) doubled romantic and reminiscent significance.    During the afternoon there were presented to Bishop ,-md
Mrs. Cridge by the members of the immediate family  circle, two    handsome
golden  lockets,  suitably inscribed,  that
t   of the Bishop containing th-  portrait
and a lock of hair of his loya! and loving    consort,  while hers  contained    a
similar portrait and lock of Ik;  husband's hair.   With these was an address,
tender and sincere in phrasing, bearing
the signatures of son, daughters,-sons-in-
law,  and  grandchildren.    Thc  address
was tastefully illuminated in the gold
of the ripened wheat, with photographs
of the    home at  "lUaritield",  of  the
bride and groom of half a century since,
and of Bishop and Mrs. Cridge as Victorians know Ihcni to-day.   During the
afternoon also a testimonial  was presented by a number of Victoria friends,
co-operating with Mrs. (Senator)  Macdonald and Mrs. Pemlicrtoln, who had
the matter in hand.   This took the form;
of a  beautiful  gold casket  filled  with
golden  pieces,  the    presentation  being
made by the two ladies named, and suitably    acknowledged    by    the    Bishop.
Among lire callers of the eventful day
were Hon. J. S. Helmcken, Mrs.   W.
Ralph  Higgins,  Mrs.  Colquhoun,  Mrs.
George,   Mrs.   Pemberton,   Mrs.   F.   B.
Pemberton,   Mr.   Chas.   Hayward,   Mr.
•   and Mrs. Fraser, Mrs. MacTavish, Mrs^
Jones, Mrs. Richard Jones, Mrs. Wa*
lace, Mrs.   Blaiklock, Rt.  Rev.  Bishop
and Mrs, Perrin, Mrs. Denis R. Harris,
Mr. and Mrs. Langley, Mr. Edgar Fawcett, Miss Saunders,- Mrs. J. D. Helmcken, Mrs. Langley. Mrs. E. E. Wootton, the Misses Harvey, Mrs. Pearse, thc
Misses Pemberton, Aliss Lawson. Miss
Armstrong,   Mrs.  Dcvereux,    Miss   K.
Dcvcreux,  Mrs.    A.    Robertson,  Mrs.
Ella,   Mrs.   W.   Fleet  Robdrtson,   Mr.
and Mrs. Day, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob, Mr.
and Mrs. Nicholles, Rev. W. Leslie
Clay, Mrs. Wootton, Miss King, Rev,
J. H. S. Sweet, Mr. and Mrs. Mallan-
daine, Rev. Dr. Reid, Mrs. W. Wilson,
Mrs. Schwengers, Rev. H. J. Wood,
Mrs. Conrad Schwengers, Mrs. Keith,
Mr. and Mrs. Kitto, Mrs. Lester, Senator and Mrs. Macdonald, Miss Macdonald, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin H. Burns, Mrs.
H. Clarke, Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Henry
Young, the Misses Kitto, Mr. C. C.
Pemberton, Mrs. and Miss Nuttal, Mrs.
A. A. Green, Mr. Burrell.
•   »   »
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.
U. Runnells, Michigan street, was the
scene of a unique and most enjoyable
social gathering on Wednesday evening,
which took the form of a Dutch party.
The effective but unpretentious decorations bore a distinct suggestion of old
windmill-strewn Holland; while the
refreshments were appropriate also, not
forgetting frankfurters, saurkraut, pretzels, lager, and (need it be added) glorious limbttrger. After supper and before, cards were in order, Mr. E. A.
Wylde and Mrs. F. Rivers distinguishing themselves as honor winners, while
the consolation awards went to Mrs.
Wylde and Mr. A. J. Morris. The invited guests were Mr. and Mrs. F.
Rivers, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wylde, Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Morris, Mr. and Mrs.
Allan Ashwell, Mr. and Mrs. P. Watson,
Mr. and Mrs, A. E. Greenwood, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Ditchburn, Mr. and
Mrs. D. M. Paterson, Mr. and Mrs.
Upper, Mr. and Mrs. Finch, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Browne, Mr. and Mrs. G. D.
Tite, Mr. and Mrs. Finch and Mr.
* *   *
Last week Langford Lake was chosen for a very enjoyable picnic given by
Mr. and Mrs. L. Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Hubbard, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Brickell and Mrs. Maynard to fifty of
their friends including Mrs. Youngs and
Miss Smi'rl from Vancouver. All expressed themselves as having had a real
good time and sincerely thank the four
ladies and their better halves for the
trouble they had so cheerfully assumed.
* *   *
Captain Andrew Christensen and His
bride (nee Miss Anna Lee of Van
Anda) have been spending their honeymoon here, and will next week start
housekeeping in the Terminal City. The
marriage was solemnized by Rev.
George A. Wilson at Vancouver, Miss
Muriel Lee and Mr. J, H. Gray supporting the principals at the altar.
The marriage was celebrated by Rev.
W. Leslie Clay on Wednesday of Mr.
August Svenson and Mrs. Laura A.
Frick, both of Tacoma.
* *   *
His Honor the Lieutenant Governor,
Sir Henri Joly de Lotbiniere, has returned from Quebec and again taken up his
residence at Government House.
* *   «
Mrs. Goodrich entertained a number
of young friends on Tuesday afternoon,
the croquet ground being the centre of
* *   *
Miss Clute of New Westminster, who
has been making an extended visit with
friends here, has returned to the Royal
* *   •
Mr. and Mrs. Noble Binns of Trail
have been spending   the   week   with
friends here.
* »   •
Mr.- and Mrs. Luke Pither and Miss
Pither are making a tour of Eastern
Canadian and American cities.
* *   »
Chief Justice and Mrs. Hunter are
seeing the World's Fair at St. Louis
this week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Wynn Meredith spent
the week here and at Shawnigan, leaving last evening for California.
»   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. McQuade and
Miss McQuade are paying a' visit to
Montreal and other Eastern cities.
* *   *
Miss Lillian Mowat has left for Boston  to  complete her  studies at Sim-
monds College.
* *   *
Senator and Mrs. Vilas of Wisconsin
are among the visitors of the week enjoying Victoria hospitality.
* *   *
Mr. George Williams, manager of the
Bank of Commerce at Nanaimo, visited
the Capital this week,
* *   •
Mr. Ralph Smith, M.P., and Mr. W.
W. B. McGinnes, M.P.P., of Nanaimo,
spent the week in the Capital
* *   *
Mrs. Welch, mother of Mr. E. E.
Welch of this city, is visiting Victoria
this week, en route to California.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Goulding Wilson have
returned from their visit with Mr. and
Mrs. Gartshore, at Vancouver.
* *   *
Manufacturers of
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
JTelephone 444     Victoria West, B. C.
Dominion Govt. Auctioneer
Is instructed by GEO. B. JACKSON,
Esq., to sell at his residence, 199 Johnson Street, at a p. m.
Elegant Piano and
Costly Furniture
Bush & Gertz Grand Piano, Oak and
Leather Rocker, Oak Centre Table, Oak
Upholstered Settee, Leather Covered
Gent's Chair, Very Good Brussels Carpet, Rugs, Satsuma Vases. Statuary,
Wall Plaque, Costly Lace Curtains and
Draperies, Easel, Black Walnut Carved
Hall Stand, Elegant Quarter Oak Sideboard, Oak Ex. Table, 6 Oak and Leather Dining Chairs, 8-Day Clock, Silverware, Glassware, 2 Massive Bedroom
Suites in Oak, Springs and Mattresses,
Pillows, Bedding, Toilet Sets, Lamps,
Rockers, Chairs, Mirror, Hat Rack,
Acorn Range with H. W, Connections,
Linoleum, Crockery, Cutlery, Kitchen
Utensils, Garden Seat, and Tools, etc.
House open all day Monday and Tuesday.
Terms Cash.
Phone B703. Auctioneer.
Cereal Cookers
No kitchen complete without on<
Hastie's Fair
77 Government St.
Sir Saiulford Fleming, the "Father of
the Pacific Cable," with Mr. and Mrs.
Exshaw, Mrs. Smith, Miss Fleming, Mr.
Wykeham Jones, and Masters Noel Exshaw formed a party arriving from the
East on Wednesday, and proceeding to
Bamfield Creek, the American terminus
of the cable, by the D. G. S. Quadra.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. James Dunsmuir and
parly who have been cruising up the
Island coast on Mr. Dunsmuir's steam
yacht Thistle,-returned home Thursday,
having spent a delightful three weeks
* *   *
The marriage of Mr. W. Baker and
Miss Bttrchell was celebrated at the Metropolitan Church on Wednesday evening, Rev. G. K. B. Adams officiating.
Miss Bella muore was bridesmaid and
Mr. A. P. Kitson best man.
* •   •
Mrs. 1. o.Lafferty and son of Seattle,
who had been spending some days here
as guests of Mrs.   W. E.   Green   of
Michigan street, have returned home.
* *   *
Mr. J. H, Brock, managing director
of the Great West Life Insurance Co.,
and Mr. R. T. Riley, managing director
of the Canadian Fire Insurance Co,,
Winnipeg, are visiting the Coast.
* *   *
Rev. H. J. Wood officiated at a double
wedding Wednesday, thc principals being Mr. and Mrs. Simmons of Black-
Diamond and Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner
of Seattle.
* *   *
Miss McBride of New Westminster
has returned home after a two months'
stay with her brother, the Premier, and
Mrs. McBride.
Mrs. C. M. Beecher (Vancouver) entertained at the tea hour last week in
honor of Mrs. Foster of this city, who
was visiting Mainland friends.
* *   *
Miss Keefer was among thc guests
last week at a farewell tea for Miss
Watson  of  Hamilton,  given  by    Miss
Morris of Vancouver.
Miss Frances Tupper, who accompanied her grandparents, Sir Charles and
Lady Tupper, to England, has just returned from a six-months' stay in the
Old Land.
Mr, Ray Worlock is seriously ill.
Miss Grace Flint, who has been the
guest of Mrs. Waitt of Quadra street,
returned to California Thursday.
* •   »
Messrs. Challoner, Mitchell, Coles
and Gibson have returned from a successful hunting trip to Sooke river.
* *  *
Mr. Fred C. Bodwell of Chicago is
visiting with his brother, Mr. Ernest V.
Bodwell, K.C.
* *   ♦
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Clute of New
Westminster are guests of Dr. and Mrs,
* *   *
Mrs. Gaynor of New Westminster,
who had been visiting with Mrs. C. J.
Fagan, returned home last week.
* *  »
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Bingay of Trail
spent several days of this week with
friends here.
* *   *
Miss Currie has returned   from   a
three months' vacation visit to the East.
* *   *
Premier McBride has returned from
a vacation visit to the Interior.
*     •     •
Mrs. F. R. Douglas of Vancouver is
spending a month with Victoria friends.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. M. DesBrisay are here
from Dawson for a visit with friends.
* *   m
Sheriff Richards is at the Green River
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Dennie of Los
Angeles spent the week in the city
* *   *
Dr. A. T. Dickson and family are
spending an extended holiday here.
* *   *
Mr. C. R. Bishop is rusticating at
Harrison Lake.
* *   *
Miss Crickmay is obliged to undergo
an operation for appendicitis.
* •    *
Mr. and Mrs.  Charles    Doering   of
Vancouver spent the week end here.
* *   •
Mr. F. R. Glover was over from New
Westminster for several days this week.
.    »    »
Miss R. Stoddart has returned from
a two months' visit to Montreal.
«  *  *
Mr. J. A. Anderson has returned
from a visit to Atlin.
Mr. and Mrs. J, A. Brown of Cad-
boro Bay Road left on Thursday night's
boat for Spokane and will be away for
two months.
* *   *
Mr. R. F. Tolmie has returned from
Atlin. i
* *   »
Mrs. Robson and Miss Crickmay of
Vancouver are visitors in the city.       I
»    »    * I
Rev. R. J. Mclntyre has returned
from Sandon, bringing a bride with him.'
»   »   * 1
Mr. F. X. Martin has succeeded M.
Monin as French Consul at Vancouver.
* *   »
Mrs. Nesbitt is to be the guest of
Mrs. Herbert Kent next week.
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Mrs. Simpson and Mrs, Dickenson have
taken Assembly Hall for the season,
and will, it is safe to predict, make this
famous gathering place of the light-
hearted and nimble-footed, more popular than ever. Mrs. Simpson has during the resting time of society, been
taking a special instructors' course in
the very latest terpsichorean novelties,
and several new figures and dances will
be introduced to British Columbia at her
classes. Her season proper will open
with a matinee party for the little
folks on the evening of the ist ,of Oc
tobe'r, to be followed by a gathering
of the adults on the 6th proximo, for
both of which invitations will shortly
be sent out. ■,
Mrs. M. Lester is to be congratulated
upon having passed a successful examination and become a member of the National Association of Masters of Dancing, thereby securing the system adopted by all professional teachers, which
has the great advantage of teaching the
reverse movement of the  waltz    from
the  beginning  with  the  same  ease  as
the right turn or beginning step. Many
novelties are promised the dance-loving people of Victoria for the season
of    1004-1905, which opens October 1
with a complimentary party to the children, their friends and prospective pupils
of the Saturday class.    On October 3
a shirt-waist dance for adults will be
held;  on October 5 the  adult beginners' class will be organized.   Mrs. Lester has leased the (downstairs) A.O.U.
W.  hall,  which  has been    thoroughly
renovated and cosily furnished throughout,  sitting out  rooms  being provided
for tired dancers, and made bright and
attractive with palms, ferns, warm red
carpets,  Oriental  draperies  and  dainty
pictures.    In fact no pain or expense
has been spared to make this the most
complete and attractive dancing hall in
the city.    The floor, always good, has
been sandpapered, and thc best of music
will be provided.   The   hall    may   be
rented for private and home parties, socials, lectures, concerts, etc.   Mrs. Lester's neat little booklet, a model of concise directness in the presentation of all
information in connection with her work,
can be had for the asking.
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ftft   , ftft
With the Player Folk
At the Victoria theatre this evening, company of which she   is   a   member
'flic first really meritorious attraction of comes intact from Broadway.   James T.
the season will be offered, in the idyllic Powers has the role of Li, the thieving
comedy of "Sweet  Clover," a play of Chinaman.   George Fortesque is in thc
refined humor   and   much   originality, company, which is expected to present
which  (if the company is sufficient to the clever and dainty Chinese comedy
the quality of the book)   should very most pleasingly.    During the next few
thoroughly    please.    "Progress"    holds months Victoria will  have  Kyrle  Bel-
no brief for tne Victoria theatre.    Its lew in "Raffles," Frank Daniels in "The
remarks in this    column   are   entirely Office Boy," Edna Wallace  Hopper in
gratuitous and  unbiassed.    And it has "Florodora,"    Maxine    Elliott in "Her
pleasure in informing its readers that Own Way," Willie Collier in "Thc Dic-
"Sweet    Clover"    has    enjoyed    great tator," and   other   attractions   equally
popularity with Eastern audiences, and promising.
i in the hands of a capable company is *   *   *
(well worth while.   It is something of Amusing without being an insult to
, a composite of the salient features of intelligence,  crisp,  sparkling,  musical—
"Way Down East" and "David Har- such is the entertainment presented by
im." I The Pierrots  (Mr. and Mrs. Miller),
*   *   * the   English   society   entertainers   who,
Professor  D.   Bilyck's  trained  seals, coming here  from  Australia    recently,
which have delighted    hundreds    upon have been delighting critical audiences
hundreds of young folks at the Grand at the Hotel Dallas on   Monday   and
this week, have also    set    the    elders Thursday evenings.    It is perhaps the
thinking as to whether Hans, that won-' daintiness and the originality   of   the
derful German horse, has any monoply Pierrot methods that have    been    the
in the lower animal world of calculat- chief contributors to the popularity of
ing and analytical intelligence.    If that the entertainment.    Monologues, songs,
horse's manifestations of the ability to duets, impersonations, etc. all are artis-
reason are any more wonderful than the tically blended and given with a spright-
performances    of    Professor     Bilyck's ''"ess that is delightful.    The Pierrots
seals, the equine must be indeed a won- arc booked to entertain at the   Dallas
der.   Everyone has seen the trained dog each Monday and Thursday evening un
til Victorians are tired of their excellent little performance—and that is an
unfixed epoch apparently very far away.
*   *   *
Arrangements have about been perfected for the exhibition at the Edison
Theatre on Yates street next week of
the massive mastodon relics recently
brought from Bonanza creek, Yukon,
by Mr. Pierson, and soon to find their
way to the wonderland at   St.   Louis,
   .-     There have been many mastodon bones
formers that win popularity wherever' and partial skeletons brought from the
they go. Not only is their show an mysterious north before. This partial
amazingly' clever demonstration of its lar mastodon head, however, is so com-
>kind—it is educational and original plete that the tusks are still a part of
I'here is nothing that the Grand has yet' the giant skull. Many of the larger
offered that surpasses it. Aside from bones are also in evidence and one is
this feature act, the Grand's offerings: thereby enabled to gain a very fair idea
this week are fair. The Three For- j of the proportions of this monarch of
rests introduce several new and difficult  the animal kingdom as he roamed the
circus—dogs that are leapers, beggars,
clowns, etc. That seals should equal the
performance of the thoroughly domesticated dog is sufficiently Wonderful in
itself—but these seals double discount
the canine performers. Who for example ever heard of a dog that would
juggle with fire or balance a lighted
!lamp on the tip of his nose like the expert juggler that one of the Professor's
seals is? Good-natured, willing, tractable and gentle, the seals are little per-
Ifeats in horizontal bar work;  Christy
kind Willis are respectively   a   clever
'juggler and  an  excellent toe dancer;
and Mr. Frederic Roberts is at his best
'in the illustrated "Sing Me a Song of
the  Sunny   South."    To  be  sure  this
i would be improved by less war-worn
[slides and more appropriate ones—but
that  will  doubtless  be  remedied  next
week.   The other number on the bill is
The Two Fantas and their pig, Mike.
Mike is incomparably the best member
of the trio—and he isn't anything remarkable.
*   *   *
Good quartette music is always enjoyed, nor can it fairly be said that the
characteristically eccentric music of the
colored race ever fails to command a
sympathetic and appreciative hearing,
with all its analysis-defying phrasings
and ever-present minor chord of sadness. The Alabama Quartette at the
Crystal this week has drawn the crowds
and held them, insistent for encore
numbers until the patience and generosity of the singers has been sorely tried.
The quartette repertoire is a varied one,
coon shouting being less conspicuous
than good music of the ballad school—
"The Sentinel Asleep" and "Good Night
Beloved" being perhaps the most popu
lar items of the week. All are well blended and received with eclat. One of the
quartette members shines as a rnono-
loguist as well as a singer, his convincing earnestness being decidedly artistic
and deserving of warmest approval. He
is one of the few entertainers of his
class and color coming this way who
puts brains into his act. There is an
other strong feature of the week's bill
at the Crystal in the fire-eating act of
the new Mephisto, and the tramp violin
' ist proves himself a musician of no mean
ability. His companion in the sketch
might with advantage be instructed to
plane down her song—it is a trifle too
rough for Canadian consumption.
then luxuriant valleys of the Arctic in
the days when earth was young. As an
educative factor, as well as an object of
much interest, no one should miss seeing
the mastodon while it is here. There
will be many tell of viewing it as one
of the crowning wonders of St. Louis'
exposition. It is just a little piece of
prehistoric life and of the greatest modern exhibition—brought conveitiajijtly
and economically home to Victorians.
«   *   *
It is possible that Mme. Myee may
lease the deserted Edison theatre, and
with her promising class of amateur
dramatic artists present a series of modern plays during the coming autumn
and winter. Arrangements are now being perfected for a three-piece offering
on thc evenings ot the 24th and 26th
instant, although just where is not yet
decided; The bill will be the one-act
comedietta "Forget-Me-Not"; "Barbara," a neat single act item by Jerome
K. Jerome; and a musical sketch to be
produced by Mr. and Mrs. Miller, artistic entertainers from Australia.
.   *   •
The close of the engagement of "Lone
Star Harry," the marvellous rifle and
revolver expert at the Crystal, was
marked by an unfortunate and somewhat
serious mishap, a fly-back during one
of the exhibitions of fast rifle marksmanship causing the weapon to burst,
with the result that a scrap of metal
found lodgment in the shoulder of a
little lad in the audience—Cruickshank
by name. The wound is an extremely
painful one, although happily no permanent disablement will result.
•    *    »
Chas. B. Hanford is booked this season for a sumptuous revival" of "Don
Caesar de Bazan"—which has not been
given with any degree of artistic completeness anu finish since it was alternated with "The Three Musketeers" in
the repetoire of the late Alexandre
Salvini. Hanford should make a virile
I and satisfying Don Caesar.   But   will
Nice things are being said oi the new
opera "The Forbidden Land," the
scenes of which are laid in mysterious
Thibet. It is by hitherto-unknown
authors—the libretto by Guy Steely and
the music by Frederick Chapin—and
approaches very close to grand opera,
besides being a very careful picture of
Next week's bill at the Grand promises well. It includes Guersney, Wilson
and Ryan, in a singing and novelty act;
the Drews in high class black-face comedy ; Tint Welch,singing and dancing acrobatic comedian; LaDrew and LaZone,
"the Daffy Dame and the Tad"; Dattson,
the clay modeller; and the usual singing
and motion picture features.
* *   *
So great a success is being made by
Jane Corcoran in "Pretty Peggy" that
she may cancel her Western trip.
Manager Aiston is now trying to get
long time for his star at one of the
Broadway houses. Miss Corcoran, who
is no stranger to Victoria, is 23 years of
age, ambitious and an extremely careful and pleasing little actress.
* *   *
It is expected that' Mr. N. C. Goodwin will be added to the mid-winter attractions in the Northwest Coast theatres, presenting Rostand's new play in
which Coquelin will appear in Paris and
for which Mr. Goodwin holds all American rights. The principal character
is said to be Don Quizote."
* *   *
That rollicking farcical comedy,
"A Friend of the Family," which
has already scored a big hit here,
will return shortly. It will be played by a clever company headed   by
Alice Johnson.
»   »   *
The Crystal promises one of the largest and best bills on record next week.
Mr. Boyd returned this week with a
beaming countenance, his new attractions promising bumper houses.
* *   »
, Jessie Maclachlan opened her trans-
- 'ftiuental tour at Quebec last week.
She has with her Douglas Young,
tenor; John McLinden, 'cellist, and
Robert Buchanan, pianist.
Mr. Frank Watkis has bidden farewell
to Victoria to join Mme. Patti in another farewell tour, the arrangements
for which were first announced in this
* *   *
N. C. Goodwin opened at Chicago
with "The Usurer" on the 7th, and expects to continue all season in this
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Repertoire. Consultation at 12 Caledonia
It is possible that Ysaye, the eminent
Belgian violinist, will continue his Canadian tour to the Pacific Coast.
*   *   *
Nelson is threatened with an amateur production of the "Pirates of
Sir Henry Irving is getting out of
the business lest he, too, be forced
into variety.
Frank Daniels,.
Boy," is headed
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the   Pacific
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elaaa order. Addreaa Caab, Box 1)4, P. U.,
Joe    Hart
has   dropped "Foxy
No one who goes to see the seals at
the Grand complains of being Bilcyked.
•   »   •
The  dates  of  "Dorothy"  have  been
fixed as November 25-6.
Mrs. James Brown  Potter
take a flier in vaudeville.
is to
Daniel Sully opened his season last
Monday at Waterburv, Conn.
.   .  '»
Thomas Q. Seabrooke has been enJ
gaged to star in "The Billionaire."
English Society Entertainers,
perform at tbe
Hotel Dallas
Following   Frederick     Warde     and(
Kathryn Kidder, on  Saturday evening Marie Drofnah do for the little lady
next, there will   come  to  the   British' *   *   *
Columbia   playhouses   Asa   Willard in'    "A Runaway Match" amused a half-
the melodrama "Jim Bludso," based on house at the Victoria on Tuesday,   lt is.
the stories of John Hay.    Jim Bludso  an  average  farce  of present  day  dis-  Monday 811(1 Thursday EveniflgS
is roughly moulded, perhaps, but as true jointedness and inconsequential plot, in-,
and sincere as men can be made, with  traducing some very fair vaudevillists. At •
a tender heart for women and children  SO  and  75  cents  it  should  have con-
and a hard fist for his enemies.   As a
play, "Jim Bludso" is full of life and
action.    Miss Margaret McKinney will
be   here    early in October as leading
woman of the big "San Toy" company.
Her present engagement is by far the
most important of her stage career. The
vinced those who saw it that they had
fair value for their money.
*   *   *
Richard Golden is out with a new
"b'gosh" drama called "Common-Sense
Brackett," of which Charles W. Doty
is the author.
at 8.30.
Change of programme every
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Management of
WEEK  OF SEPT. 19th.
Guersney, Wilson and Ryan,
Singing and Novelty Act.
The Drews,
Refined Black-faced comedy act.
Tint Welch,
Singing and Dancing Acrobatic
LaDiew aud LaZonc,
"The Daffy Dame and the Tad."
Clay Modeller.
Mr. Frederic Roberta.
Illustrated Song    •
New Moving Pictures.
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A Few Haslam Pupils:
Mile. Ksthon, singing principal roles
with Moody-Manners Opera Co., at
Drury Lane, London;
Paul Savage, head of vocal department
American Institute of Applied Music,
New York, (Dr. William Mason, chief
of faculty) ;
Hugh Kennedy, 12 Caledonia Ave., Victoria, of whom Haslam wrote in 1900:
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Midsummer Sports
In the true interest of sportsmen
and of the country, of which its
four-footed and feathered game is
a valuable asset, "Progress" urges
the further amendment of the
Game Law in the direction of a
total prohobition of the sale of
all game birds and animals, save
and except ducks; also a terminate period of not more than two
weeks from the close of the shooting season, for the lawful having
in possession of game in cold stor-
age.»The result will be found amazingly beneficial from all standpoints.
*     H«     *     *     =1=     *     *     *     *     *     *     *
Residents of the Saanich peninsula—
who as a general rule are good sportsmen in the truest sense of the term-
are very much disgusted at the flagrant
■violations of the law that have been reported on every hand this season, particularly with respect to the ahead-of-
season killings which every Victorian
who takes an interest in sport has
heard of—save and except the sporting
man. of the Colonist. The disgust of
the Saanich residents culminated in a
mass meeting at Saanichton on Monday evening, at which the question was
discussed in its every relation. The
result was an almost unanimous expression of determination to prohibit all
shooting on their lands by Victorians
during this and successive seasons. Upwards of thirty Saanich farmers who
heretofore have with the greatest courtesy allowed sportsmen the range of
their properties, have already decided
to enforce the law preventing trespass—
and this is directly and solely due to
the operations of the too-early hunter,
who does not by any means deserve
the title of sportsman.
"When we find an officer of a city
"gun club prominent as a violator of the
game law it is about time to shut down
on the city 'sportsmen' altogether," is
the way one Saanich gentleman explains the feeling of himself and his
neighbors. ■   •'"'•'  "
The prohibition of trespass if unanimously enforced in the Saanich penin^
sula as promised will be a great priva-, The prospects for the second annual
tion to many Victoria sportsmen to meet of the B. C. Field Trial Club are
whom Saanich,is a favorite hunting very bright. A good string of entries
ground. And it will be particularly 1 is assured, as quite a number have al-
telling when the ducks become plenti-1 ready been received from Vancouver,
ful and the pheasants are legitimate, Nanaimo, Victoria and the Sound cities.
chored there as Al Larwill to the Cambie street grounds in Vancouver.
The Tourist Association is. very properly giving mature consideration.to the
proposal of Mr. Heathcote for the construction of a lock at the Gorge, thereby
making available for . small craft the.
beautiful stretch of water above this
natural barrier. As Mayor Barnard explains, the Gorge being outside the corporation boundaries, the city cannot take
active and effective part in the proposed
improvement. And as the property adjacent has all long since been alienated
from the Crown, it is equally a matter
beyond the jurisdiction of the province.
All who have been interviewed regarding the suggestion, agree that a lock
such as proposed would be quite feasible and an immense convenience. Of
course its utility would be contingent
upon the Department of Marine granting the petition filed for a general
deepening of the channel to the head of
the Arm. The fear expressed by Mayor
Barnard that tlie lock might disfigure
the Gorge does not seem tenable when
one recalls the beauty of many of the
English locks, to which this would be
very similar.
* *   *
Talk about hard luck! A prominent
gun club member who is also a popular
civil servant, has the hardest luck story
of all to relate. He had just bought
a brand new and expensive gun, and a
hunting suit to match—all in the latest
style. He drove out eighteen miles with
a party of friends and a borrowed dog
of high degree, with whose assistance he
expected to make the top bag of the season. The dog wouldn't hunt, and when
in disgust the sportsman reproached the
blue-blooded animal, it turned tail for
home, 'deserting him. He toiled all
day and got nothing—that is except torn
raiment, many scratches, and bruises
innumerable. At last he rejoined the
party and the drive home began. Four
miles from town they were stopped by
a constable and our friend alone was
searched lest peradventure he might
have a pheasant concealed about him.
That was the last straw.
• •   •
What is claimed to be the largest
caribou ever shot in the Kootenay country was got by Captain Forslund of the
steamer Revelstoke in the Columbia
river at Rocky Point last week. The
antlers.are very large and the animal is
supposed to have been about twelve or
fifteen years of age. The ,entire skin
and head are  to  be presented  to the
Provincial Museum.
' *    *    »   .
One of the most remarkable shots on
record was that with which Captain
Gibson brought down a fine buck at
Sooke river the other day. It was a
raking aft and fore shot, which almost
completely traversed the body, but
which entered without perceptible puncture of the exterior cuticle.
•   »   *
; Fishing at Shawnigan lake was never
better—if you have luck. Mrs. W. E.
Ditchburn and Mrs. S. J. Stapledon up
to the closing of the polls to-day held
the record for this week's catch, killing
no fewer than thirty-five good sized and
well conditioned fish within four hours.
The majority were taken by the troll.
. *   *   *
: Grouse are so scarce in the Chilliwack districts that a special close season has been declared for their benefit
until the 15th October. It would have
been much better to have given them
immunity from the hunters for the year.
* *   *
By defeating the Independents last
Saturday, the Femwoods established
themselves as intermediate baseball
champions of Victoria. The score in the
final match of the series does not bespeak a high quality of ball.   It was 12
to io.
* *  *
The zoo at Beacon Hill park gains a
valuable and attractive novelty in a
promising young moose secured in the
North by Mr. C. L. Cullin, and sent
down by him to "Cap." Belfry.
* •   •
The score in the Victoria-Barracks',
series of cricket matches now stands
3-all, Victoria winning last Saturday's
engagement by the narrow margin of
six. runs.
* *   *
Between Trial Island and Macaulay
Point the salmon are taking the troll
well.   A 35-pound beauty is the record
fish thus far.
* •   •
  -,  . ,    Don't let the attractions of the grouse
California is also expected to send some  altogether obscure the fact that salmon
representatives for the  competition.  C.  trolling is also royal sport, and now is
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Watson's Shoe Store
Gents' Vici Kid and Velour Calf Boots JE? for $2.90
We call special attention to our School Shoes.   We handle the best at the
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Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
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Entertainment New to Victoria
Much Favor.
A. W. "BridgmanA
the time for action.
! *   *
Saturday it is Seattle that is pitted
against the home twelve, and the occasion is notable not only as the first
on which the Sound city has been represented on thc lacrosse field here, but
But few more opportunities will be ci. Sweetster, of San de Fuca, Whid-
afforded   Victorians  of  witnessing  the  by Island, arrived on Thursday with a
national game on the historic field at string of dogs and is located on Sea!    J. Donaldson and W. McAfee of the
Caledonia Park—thc field that may be Island, preparing his entries   for   the J.B.A.A. are enjoying a yachting and
said to have been the nursery of la-1 trials.   Mr. Morrow is also located on I shooting cruise among the islands of the
crosse in British   Columbia,   for   al- j the same ground and has in preparation Gulf.
through the first matches of which Vic-, several   dogs   owned   by     Vancouver *   *   *
toria lias memory were played at Bea- sportsmen.    H. Hansen of Coupeville,     Victoria's "Big Four" had little diffi-
con Hill, the Caledonia ground has been! arrived on the 15th with a number of culty in gathering in the race of honor
the scene of the vast majority.   This pointers and setters from Washington, at the Vancouver Rowing Club's  re-
and Mr. J. H. Lucas of San Rafael, j gatta last Saturday.
' Cal., will probably be along a little later *   *   *
with the California dogs.    The   trials 1    Poison apparenly has been laid in the
are to be held near Steveston, B.C., on hills near Shawnigan above the railway
^^^^^^^^^^^ Mongolian   pheasants,   and   will com- j line.   A number of valuable dogs have
because there will be a number of the old mencc with the Open Derby, September ] suffered.
reliable veterans of the V.L.C. in the' 30, followed by the Open All-age and
familiar   home. colors.   Seattle   plays' Membership stakes.    Entry forms can
virtually thc same team that opposed be   had from Thos. Plimley, Victoria,
Victoria when the Victoria twelve last''or 'rom the secretary, Norman F. Lyne,
visited the Sound.   For Victoria on this! Vancouver, B.C.
occasion, the following will play: Goal, | *   *   *
Walter Lorimer;   point,   Art.   Belfry; I    Predictions in   these   columns   were
cover point, Bob Dewar; defence field,' realized    last   Saturday,   when,   by   its'
Jack Wolfenden, George   Snider   and representative, Mr. F. A. Macrae, the]
Cap.    McConnell; centre, Jim  Mcllis; Bank of Montreal gathered in for 1904!    There will be a meeting of the Hunt
home field, W. West, Fred White and the cup contested annually in the Bank-  Club Monday evening at the offices of
Herb. Jesse; outside home, Pete Morris; e>'s' tennis tourney.   Macrae had   the Pemberton & Sons,
inside home, Stan Peele; spare, Charles! honor of defeating the cup-holder, Mr.
Taylor, J. Richmond and George Tite.' E.   W.    Carr-Hilton   of the Bank of j
1 *   *   * j Commerce, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
It is altogether   probable   that   the Curiously enough  the  finals last year
passing of the Caledonia Park into the! wcrc between the same two players, al-.
hands of a syndicate which will cut it j though then they were on even terms,
into building lots, will prove a blessing j while   last Saturday Macrae conceded
in   disguise   for   Sport—although   la- Wt^S to his opponent. j Valley country,
crossists and   others   interested   heard j *   *   *
the news with   blank   dismay.   Being!    Hcre    is another of the marvellous
forced  to  look elsewhere  for suitable [ hunting stories'that are being brought
grounds for lacrosse and kindred attractions, it is found that the city has a
considerable area of in every way suitable land adjoining the park and near
A race will be arranged between the
Flora's champion boat crew and the
stalwart oarsmen of the R. A.
* *  *
The Vancouver Argos defeated
Oshawa by six to four, this match
bringing their record on tour up to 4-2.
* *  *
Trout fishing is again very good at
the majority of the lakes and streams
up the line.
»   *   *
Mr. Victor Spencer has returned from
a successful hunting trip in the Bulkeley
the old agricultural buildings. Tl would
not be a very expensive undertaking to
make this as level as a billiard table,
and erect the necessary fences and
grandstands. It might then be rented
to bascballists, lacrossists and others requiring it, the proceeds meeting fully
the charges of interest and sinking fund,
and the proposition proving not only a
boon to sport but a good business investment eventually. No doubt Professor "Bob" Foster could ue Induced to
assume thc care of thc grounds—and
would appreciate the appointment. He
will miss the Caledonia Park more than
anyone else, as he was as securely an-
in by the special correspondents follow
ing the progress of the campaign at Pike
lake and thereabouts: A certain distinguished hunter was walking along
the road, gun over shoulder, when a
start leu deer sprang from the bracken
at the side of the road almost immediately in front of him, plunged between
thc legs of thc surprised sportsman,
and knocked him over. The gun was
discharged in the excitement and Ihe
deer killed.
Handball  is again    in great    vogue
among the members of the J. B. A. A.
"Made in Canada" is a sure guarantee of superior value as applied to thc
policies written by The Mutual Life of
Canada.   The evidence of the superior-
it} of an endowment policy in this old
reliable home company can be seen right
here in British Columbia.   It will interest   intending   insurers to call and sec
what return The Mutual Life of Can-
( ada has made to residents of this prov-
■ ] ir.ee who insured in it twenty or twenty-
tennis '■ "ve vears aS°'   R- L. Rrury, manager,
3! Broad street.
The performance given at the Dallas
Hotel by "Pierrot and Pierette" is a
snappy little drawing-room entertainment
and a class of amusement that Victoria
is very seldom favored with". The programme rendered on Monday evening
last was composed of twelve or more
items and almost every selection called
for an encore, which 'request was will- \
ingly acceded to. 1
The entertainment opened with a duet. I
which was followed in quick succession 1
by a song from each of the "Pierrots," I
entitled respectively "Stars" and "Egypt"
the latter being of a particularly quaint'
and catchy style.   The next item was
a duet, "Aint yer Going to Marry Me"
which was well received.   Pierrot then
delighted the audience with a very clever
rendering of "A Crusty Old Chap," and
quite recalled to the memory of most
of his listeners that they had at some
time or another met a gentleman of the
nature that he was describing; for.an
encore the entertainer   described    "A
Cockney's  Visit   to   Paris."  Pier.riette
sang very tastefully "The Boy Guessed
Right," a selection from "The Runaway
Girl," and in response to a hearty encore delighted everyone with a dainty
little song "Pansy Faces,"    The  first
part of the programme was then brought
to a conclusion by the rendering of "A
Clerical Friend," by Pierrot; his clever
impersonation of the rural cleric was
well received, and for an encore he gave
another short sketch   after   the   same
style.   During the interval and whilst
the audience  were doing their "turn"
—the "Hat trick"—Pierrette whiled away
a few moments on the banjo.   The second part was opened by Pierrette in
the "Congo- Love Song," a  charming
little darkey song of the modern type
and one which one is liable to hear more
of as time goes on; following this was
a duet concerning "The Baby on the
Shore," and a song which most are well
acquainted with.   For an encore Pierrot
treated the audience to another song of
the serio-comic class, "His Only Joke."
By request Pierrette rendered in a. very
taking manner "Sammy," and received
a recall.   "Riding Down From Bangor"
by Pierrette was well received and .the
evening's programme was brought to a
conclusion by the singing of the duet
"I'm Taking no Chances of Missing my
Meals."   The Pierrots are well worth a
visit and everyone sould take the opportunity of bearing this talented couple.
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Honors   in   thc   Y.M.C.A
tourney    went    to Mr. W. Fisher last
Saturday, although they were thc    re- „^^^___^^^__^_^_^
verse of "easy." Mr. IT. F. Pullen, his| Nelson Visitors Expected.—The
opponent in the finals, put up a splendid | various eating houses in town bad
game, and for a time seemed destined ( better prepare for a big and hungry
for victory.   The score was 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. crowd Monday.—Slocan Drill.
—Services Appreciated:
Mr. Christian Sivertz, secretary of
thc reception committee of the Labor
Day celebration, has written to Mr. Edward Cave, of the Victoria hotel, thanking him "for the very satisfactory way
in which as caterer he served the luncheon in Victoria hall on that occasion."
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