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Modern 7-roomed Dwelling,
I corner lot, good locality, brick
[ and stone foundation.   $2,800.
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
Maryland Casualty Co
Policies  issued   at lowest rates
covering Personal Accident, Disability, Health, Elevator Boiler, and all Liability.
R. P. RITHET SCO. Ld. Victoria, B.C.
||ol.L   No. 2*. 25
Victoria, b. c„ Friday, july i, 1904
Price 8 Cents.
Save Money
Electric Light
All progressive people have
substituted electricity for coal
oil and gas. The electric light
is cheaper, safer and healthier
than any other light.   Try it.
Victoria   Joins   with Vancouver
in Inter-City Celebration-
Picnics and Baseball
Crosse & Blackwell's
Pure Orange
i Pound Tins     15c
I a Pound Tins 25c
4 Pound Tins 50c .!.
7 Pound Tins 75c 5;
|DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers %
I If J
l^o acres witnjbuildlngs $3,000
100     " "   3,250
BllflsBn!   i,5°°
or offer
A. WILLIAMS & CO., Limited
[ Conveyancers and Notaries Public.
. 18.00
. 20,00
. 1,10
. 7,oo,
. 5 00,
• 4-500
[Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
I Owners and operators of following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River.
Home Manufacture.
BRZieKMAN & KER M. 60.,: Limited.
T. ELFORD, Manager.
P. 0. Box 298.
MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
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., jof The   Best  Quality.
[asoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
| Royal Dairy Ice Cream
When you get the Royal Dairy Ice Cream you're sure of having the
best, made by experts from only purest cream. :The finishing
touch of perfection am ing the dainties for
fternoon Teas, P/cnics, Lawn and Evening Parties.
jyal Dairy Fresh Milk and Cream, Whipping Cream or Buttermilk, de-
livered promptly anywhere. Special packing in ice to assure satisfactory
Govt St.  W.H. eiarke, Mgr.   'Phone 1039
To-day the Canadian Dominion celebrates  another  birthday  anniversary.
Another milestone will be erected on
the national pathway—a broad highway
grown, leading to a conspicuous place
among the great resourceful, self-dependent countries of the world.
Victoria of course will loyally keep
holiday, although in accordance with
time-honored custom, a large proportion of her citizens will assist Vancouver—a more typical Canadian city—in
keeping holiday, rather than endeavor to
make a celebration at home.
Indeed the exodus to the Terminal
City has already begun, the military
with the regimental band having started
for the centre of festivities on the(
The Vancouver carnival .programme
is so arranged that the celebration may
indeed be classed an inter-city affair,
Victoria bearing an almost equal share
with Vancouver itself. Not only in the
military parades and sports, but in trap
shooting, lacrosse, cricket, rifle matches,
etc., Victoria's leaders in the several
branches of athletics will be creditably
represented. The programme for the
two days' carnival in the Mainland city
is as under.
July i.
io a.m.—Naval and military parade,
starting at the corner of Cambie and
Cordova streets, along Cordova to
Hastings street, thence to Granville
thence to Georgia, thence to Cambie
street grounds, where review will be
2:30 p.m.—Children's sports, Cambie
Street Grounds.
2:30 p.m.—Horse races at Hastings
Driving Park.
3 p.m.—Championship lacrosse match,
Victoria vs. Vancouver.
S p.m.—Balloon ascension.
6:30 p.m.—Association Football match,
Cambie Street Grounds, Celtics of
Vancouver vs. H. M. S. Flora.
7:30 p.m.—Running road race for members Sixth Regiment D.C.O.R. around
Stanley Parkland returning to Hotel
9 p.m.—Street illuminations. Grand
Pyrotechnic display on Btirrard Inlet.
Band concerts.
Grand Rose Show at the Tourist Association  Rooms  on    Granville  street.
Open all day.   Admission, free.
July 2.
9 a.m.—Rifle matches at Central Park
9:30 a.m.—Aquatic Sports on Inlet.
2 p.m.—North Pacific Amateur Athletic
Association meet and Sailors' sports
at Brockton Point.
2:30  p.m.—Horse  races    at    Hastings
Driving Park.
3 p.m.—Intermediate Lacrosse Match at
Cambie Street Grounds.
Provincial Championship Bicycle Meet
under C. W. A. sanction at Brockton
Tn the evening illuminations of the
■ streets and public and private buildings. Band concerts.
For the stay-at-home folks to-day and
to-morrow's programme is largely sylvan in its character .Picnics are much
to the fore as usual. One may go with
the Methodists to Langford Plains,
where an excellent programme ot netf
sports will be provided; or one may
accompany the Roman Catholic congregation to Saanichton, where other races
and similar exercises will make the time
pass pleasantly; or one may go with the
Congregationalists to Royal Bay, Esquimau, the Baptists to Macaulay
Plains—or arrange a family or private
party picnic where one wills, the choice
of attractive picnicking places is inexhaustible.
Very many will forswear the joys of
the picnic altogether. Of these a considerable number will remain to root
for Victoria in the big league ball game
out at Oak Bay Park to-morrow. This
game crystallizes the athletic celebration
of the national holiday insofar as Victoria is concernedl
For those who do not yearn for the
exhiliration of the baseball combat,
there is always fishing—and the chance
to utilize three successive days of freedom from business cares does not come
too often to be fully appreciated. The
Cowichan of course will be the mecca
of many, but Sooke lake and .Shawnigan, with all the other near at hand
fishing waters will claim their several
The big international yachting regatta
here opens to-morrow. Already the,
racers are beginning to arrive from far
and near, the first of the white-winged
flotilla to put in an appearance being-
Wideawake from Vancouver, and Copper Queen from Ladysmith. In all
fourteen fast craft are looked for from
Seattle, ten from Vancouver, four from
Tacoma, four from Bellingham, four
from Anacortes, three from Port
Townsend, with stragglers from other
provincial and Puget Sound points. The
following is the complete programme
for the Saturday racing:—
Four Classes. •
A class, rating 30 feet and over. B
.class, 25 feet to 30 feet. C class, rating
r8 feet to 25 feet. D class, rating
under 18 feet.
Starting Time.
A Class—Preliminary gun, 1155 p.m.;
staarting gun, 2 p.m.; flag, white.
B Class—Preliminary gun, 2:05 p.m.;
starting gun, 2:10 p.m.; flag, black.
C Class—Preliminary gun, 2:15 p.m.;
starting gun, 2:20 p.m.; flag, blue.
D Class—Preliminary gun, 2:25 p.m.;
starting gun, 2:30 p.m.; flag, yellow.
A and B classes will sail round course
twice, time limit 5 hours; C and D
classes will sail round course once,
time limit 3 hours.
Any boat sailing in the class above
her will rate the lowest measurement
of the class.
Yachts of B, C and D classes are requested to keep out of the way of the
class above them that is manoeuvring
for a start.
Power launch race if sufficient entries
Arrangements are being made for a
pleasure cruise to Albert Head on Sunday, in which both the local yachts and
the visiting craft will participate. Lunch,
it is proposed, shall be served at that
resort, and a return made late in the
afternoon after a cruise about the
Almost* all the Victoria yachts will
compete in the international competitions which start early Monday morning. As mentioned, the regular course
has been decided upon for these competitions, and, providing the weather is
favorable, a splendid view of the progress of the yachts, after they leave the
starting line, will be obtainable from
Dallas Road.
Preparations are being made to give
the visitors a fitting send-off on the day
following the regatta in order that all
may have pleasant memories of their
stay in the capital of British Columbia.
Pioneer of
New North
Howard Franklin, the Pathfinder
of Yukon Discovery, Dead
at Dawson
—The Water Pressure:
Tn answer to a correspondent, "Progress" is informed that the hydrant
pressure at the lime of the Hotel Driard
fire on Sunday evening was only 60
pounds, while the engine streams showed a pressure up to 100. although more
could have been developed easily had
it been necessary. There were six
stiearns in use—four from hydrants and
two from the steamers.
Different From the Wedding.—"The
school picnic came off without a bitch."
—Ladysmith cor. Times.
The pathfinder for Bob Henderson,
for George Carmack, and for all other
past, present or prospective claimants of
the honor attached to the "discovery"
of the Klondike gold fields—Howard
Franklin, prospector and miner, is dead
at Dawson City, aged 61.
It was Franklin who first found gold
at Forty Mile, anu it was this discovery of coarse gold at Forty Mile which
brought about the exploration from
which resulted the bursting upon the
world of the Klondike with its dazzle
of untold wealth in yellow dust and
nuggets. Yet until his death Howard
Franklin has been practically unheard
of. Even in, his own country, the Yukon, he was without particulah honor,
On Friday, the 3rd of June, while still
pursuing the adventurous and hard
career of a working miner, the veteran
fell into icy Bonanza creek at "No. 56
Below," as the claims arc designated,
washing down stream about two hundred yards before he was able to stem
the swift current and make land again.
The chill of the water, still carrying
drift of ice, and the exhaustion incident
to the adventure, produced a rapid illness, congestion of the lungs intervening and causing death the following
Sunday. With Franklin's death, there
passes one of the historic figures of the
Newer North and one of the last of
the picturesque "old brigade" of Western mining camps.
Franklin was born March 2, 1843, at
Schncctady, N.Y., but before he was
a year old his parents moved to Chatham, Out. He lived there until 1873,
when he journeyed lo this city by way
of California and went out with the
Island staff on the preliminary survey
for the Canadian Pacific railway.' In
1875 he went on to tlie' Cassiar country, and afterwards mined on' Spruce
Creek, which' empties into Chatham
Sound. He passed on to Juneau in
1880 and worked a claim in the basin
there. Hearing vague Indian reports
from the Yukon valley that seemed to
indicate that it might be. a good!country to prospect ill, lie left Juneau for
the unborn Eldorado on April 20, 1883,
in company with Tom Boswell and
The first place that the trio had! any
luck, according to the autobiography of
the old miner, was on a bar some
twenty miles below the Little Salmon,
wjiich they struck on June 20th. It
paid as high as $40 a day to the rocker,
and they cleaned up $1,500 in less than
ten days' time. Then they dropped down
river, late autumn finding them still
working their way down stream and
north with only moose meat in the larder. They passed the mouth of the
Klondike river on the afternoon of October 4th in a heavy run of ice, reaching
Fort Reliance shortly thereafter and
being there joined by Joe Laduc. The
quartette made their headquarters at
the post, out as there were no supplies
to begot there, most of the time was
necessarily devoted to hunting, and for
leu days the little company camped and
hunted the numerous moose up Bonanza creek, and to the present site of
"the Forks," little dreaming that they
were treading a land of gold whose
fame a few years later would be in the
mouths of everyone.
Outfitting the following spring upon
the arrival of the steamer New Racket,
and being joined by several other old-
time friends, the prospecting expedition was resumed.
"That fall something happened which
Continued on  page 3.
TWENTY Per Cent. Off a*l New Spring Suits, Pants and Overcoats.
Lawn Tennis
Organization . of    International
Association Perfected—Odds
and Ends of Sport
The first annual meeting of the North
Pacific International Lawn Tennis Association was held at the Union Club on
Saturday evening last, five different clubs
being represented—The Multnomah club
of Portland by ..ir. W. O. Rudy, the
Vancouver L. T. C. by Mr. J. B. Far-
quhar, tlie Victoria L ,T. C. by Messrs.
R. B. Powell and A. f. Goward, while
Mr. Powell held proxies from the Tacoma and Seattle clubs. Mr. Powell was
chairman of the meeting. He intimated his pleasure in announcing that since
the preliminary meeting held in Tacoma
last month all the five clubs represented
had approved of the constitution drafted at that first conference and had signified their willingness to join the association, the organization of which could
therefore be proceeded with. Officers
were subsequently chosen as follows:
President, ...r. A. Remington, Tacoma;
vice-president, - -r. W. 0. Rudy, Portland; secretary-treasurer, Mr. R. B.
Powell, Victoria. These in addition to
the following gentlemen, appointed as
delegates by their respective clubs, will
constitute the association executive committee: Mr. R. A. Leiter, Multnomah
L. T. C, Portland; Messrs. S. L. Russell and G. Folsom, Seattle L. T. C.;
Mr. R. G. Breeze, Tacoma L. T. C.;
Mr. A. T. Goward, Victoria L. T. C.;
and Messrs. F. G. Crickmay and J. p.
Farquhar, Vancouver L. T. C. The annual tournament for 1904 was awarded
the Victoria L. T. C., the club stating
in its application that it proposed to
hold the same at the time of its open
annual tournament, during the first week
of August. This event will comprise
the international championship of the
North Pacific Coast in gentlemen's
singles and doubles. A subject which
evoked considerable discussion was the
question of the conoitions which shall
govern the championship contests. The
following resolution was finally adopted
by the meeting in this connection :"That
the same national rules and regulations
govern these contests as govern the club
under whose auspices the contests are
*   *   *
The Victoria Cricket club still hold
their winning streak. Last Saturday
they had three complete elevens in the
field playing match games, and in the
game with Seattle, in the Sound city,
succeeded in disposing of the American
exponents of the game by 46 runs in
a single innings game. Binns, Menzies
and Warden were the stars of the occasion.   The club has not yet lost a
game this season.
• •     •
The senior lacrosse team which plays
Vancouver during the carnival is a very
different twelve from that contesting
the Victoria Day match here. All the
imported players have vanished, and the
junior talent has come to the front. If
Westminster had only forborne the
spoiled child performance, Victoria _
would ooserve tne beneficial results. The
trouble is there is less incentive to the
voungsters under present conditions.
* *  •
A second consignment of trout fry
for local lakes has been received from
the Dominion hatchery in charge of
Fisheries Inspector Sword. Some goes
to Sooke lake, some to the Highland
lakes, and some will be used in an endeavor to populate Langford lake—one
of the few troutless lakes of Vancouver
* * »
There is but one change in the Big
Four since last year—that is the senior
four for Portland. Dillabough replaces
Gill. Although a lighter man, it is
thought that he will give quite as good
an account of himself.
• •     •
The Shamrocks of Montreal are to
meet the Brantfords in Minto cup
matches on the Shamrock grounds, on
the 7th and 9th July.
* *   *
The Western Kennel League has refused the application for membership of
the new Seattle Kennel Club, Incorporated.
* *   *
H. L. Doherty has again proven his
claim to the English tennis championship.
* *  *
Wideawake was the .first of the visiting yachts to arrive.
Clippings and Comments,
We ask you to try Price's Pure
Foods. They are Absolutely Pure.
Mixed Music.—"The bugle band will
practice on their fifes to-night."—Rossland World.
$ ' *     *
The High Sign.—"All the visiting
Masons  are  impressed  with    Maxey's
sign."—Rossland World.
* *     *
Will Go to the Other Place.—"Bob
Green is not coming to the    Golden
City."—Rossland World.
* •   •
They're Doing Things to It.—"The
high   license   system   is   again   being
mooted."—Rossland World.
* *   •
Hot Weather Fashion Note.—"Donald McKay wears a graceful smile this
week."—Cumberland Enterprise.
»     »     *
Back From the Tomb.—"Jim
Wardner was in town the past week.''
—Poplar Nugget.
* *   *
The Kootenay Brigham Young —
"Ross Thompson, the father of Rossland, was in the city yesterday."—
Phoenix Pioneer.
»   »   *
What Are Courthouses For?—"In
Nelson a man must not spit even in
the courthouse. "—Poplar Nugget.
* #  #
Prolific Cranbrook.—"Cranbrook has
had eight babies born within the past
eight days."—Cranbrook Herald.
The Roll of Fame—"James Ryan,
J. P. Fink and James Greer were
elected   fire    wardens    Tuesday."—
Cranbrook Herald.
* #  *
Two Big Shows.—"Campbell's,
Comedians, two in number, appeared
thi;ee nights at Miner's   Hall    this
week."—Phionix Pioneer.
* *   *
Faithless Wretch.—"The man who
has not faith in the future of Cranbrook must surely be skeptical of his
own  salvation. "—Cranbrook Herald.
* *   *
Developed an Appetite.—"The Part-
lows rowed across to Marr's Island and
took dinner there."—Chilliwack Progress.
* *     a
Something to Dream On.—"J. H.
Good has just received the first carload of iron bedsteads ever shipped
to    this    Island."—Nanaimo     Free
* *   *
Meat and Drink.-" A. 0. Ostby
having sold his hotel interest in Poplar is devoting his time to the meat
business in that city."—New Denver
* *   *
One Disappointed Tourist.—"Tom
Avison returned from Vancouver last
week with his eyes almost as good as
ever."—New Denver Ledge.
«  *   •
Reporter Smokes Up.—"Nat Darling, the genial and enterprising
boomster for Tietjen's cigars, was in
town yesterday. "—Kamloops Standard.
* •   •
"A Jail Bird."—"A bronze blue and
white pigeon came to the Lome hotel,
Comox, on the 10th, tired and hungry.
A ring was found on the bird's right leg
with the inscription 'A. J. B., 100, V.'"
• *     *
Lese Majeste Again.—"His name is
Hon. Francis Lacy Carter-Cotton, and
all along we thought he was just plain
Carter Cotton.   However, this must not
occur again."—New Denver Ledge.
• *     •
Cannibalistic Schumacher.—"A. C.
Schumacher, of Sumas City, with some
friends, was out fishing. He caught
some fine ones, which they cooked and
ate on the sands under the trees."—
Chilliwack Progress.
* »   *
Plaving Safety—"It is always a
good thing to keep military matters
out of politics and nt the same time
to maintain strict discipline in any
military     orgnnization."—Cranbrook
* »  «
What Mio-ht Have Been!—"A foreigner working in a sewer on St.
Marv's avenue, Wednesday morning
very nearly met with a serious accident."—Manitoba Free Press.
* *   *
Landed a Ten-Pounder.—",T. J.
njid Mrs. Cameron are the proud
possessors of the most vnlnable nugget yet found in the camp. It is n
boy  and  tips    the    scales    at    10
pounds."—Poplnr Nugget.
* •   *'
A Blue Chute.—"A dispatch from
Sandon stntes that F,d. McLeod tapped a chute of blues the other dny
and found $700 under an nee in the
hole."—Poplnr Nugget.
Hotel Driard
Has Close Call
Fire  Threatens   Destruction   to
Victoria's Business District
—Conficting Opinions
An appetizer, relish and stimu-
ant—Price's Gold Medal Brand
CatsiipJ55f     f^!
Last Sunday evening witnessed the
most expensive and most threatening
fire Victoria has had for some time,
the Hotel Driaru being the danger centre, and from nine in the
evening until one in the morning being
required to get the blaze under complete
The basement floor, upon which the
fire originated, is a complete wreck, the
ground flat is considerably wrecked, and
the serious damage to contents reaches
to the third flat. Above this, smoke
damage alone is encountered, but it
must mean considerable in money, as
it is one of the most difficult things
in the world to get the smell of smoke
out of carpets or even walls, and first
class travellers do not care for rooms to
which clings the nauseating odor of
The firemen certainly had a hard
fight upon their hands in saving the
building—the highest by the way in the
city—and at one time it seemed very
probable that not only the Driard but
the business district of the town would
go. Happily there was no wind, and the
zealous endeavours of the firemen, assisted by perhaps two score willing
volunteers among whom were numerous old firemen, saved the day. Among
these old firemen Jim Hay, Burns, McNeill, Will Deasy, and a number of
others deserve especial commendation.
The loss is estimated variously all the
way from $25,000 to $50,000—probably
striking an average would about hit the
The fire occurring early in the evening, guests of the house were not caught
in their beds and were in little real
danger. So rapidly, however, did the
house fill with suffocating smoke that
the experience was anything but pleasant for a number, and several had to be
carried from the building semi-unconscious.
There prevails a considerable diversity
of opinion with respect to the handling
of the fire. On the one hand the firemen are given unstinted and unqualified praise, for saving not only the
Driard building but the city. On the
other, criticism  is distinctly sharp.
The fire was a very hard one to fight,
say the party of praise, and no firemen
could have worked more faithfully or
more intelligently.
As to tne fidelity of the men to duty,
and their willingness to take hazards
in the interests of property there can be
no denial. Opinions must differ, however, as to the handling of the fire.
The fire was reported almost upon
the instant of its origination; the run
from headquarters was a short one and
the turn-out prompt; there was virtually no wind; the fire was confined in a
cellar, and the engineer of the house
was on hand to point out the exact spot
of origin.
Under such circumstances some are
inclined to wonder how it was that the
blaze could have been allowed to gain
such headway as to make it a menace to
the safety of the entire central portion
of the city.
The combination of circumstances here
presented could scarcely be more favorable to the firemen. \V nat would be the
results under ordinary conditions, one is
inclined to ask?
Again, the Driard's excellent construction was a great safety factor. The cement floors and brick walls offered stubborn resistance to the spread of the
flames, and proved that it pays to build
big buildings well. Had the point of
origin been on one of the upper floors,
where the department is not so well prepared to work, the danger would have
been greater and the difficulties multiplied.
But no criticism of the generalship
displayed in handling the fire detracts
from public appreciation of the work
of the men. They did their duty fearlessly and well.
If a lesson may be drawn from the
fire, it might well be that it would be
wise in the issue of building permits in
the future, to insist that where such
departments as Turkish baths, lighting
plants, etc., are features of large hotels,
they should occupy detached premises
as nearly fireproof as may be.
There is another lesson to be drawn
from the fire, which applies to the department itself. The department including part permanent and part call
men, and the city making no adequate
provision for coats, modern helmets,
etc., on the apparatus, the permanent I
Bankrupt Stock
Sale Starts
9 a. m.
Sale Starts
9 a. m.
lw Dry Goods
A complete stock of Staple and Fancy Dry
Goods to be slaughtered without reserve, including Dress Goods, fluslins, Sheetings, Linens,
Hosiery, Gloves, Skirts, Costumes, Blouses,
Hats, and ioo New Pall Jackets and Rain Coats.
A Beautifully Bound Book valued  at
$3.50, given to every purchaser of $20
worth during the  sale.     Keep your
checks until they amount to $20 and
then get the Book.
Don't Forget the Place
Corner Douglas and Fort Streets
Look for the Big Sign
N. B.   Ten  experienced   salesladies   wanted.
Apply at store Saturday and Monday.
firemen, who buy their own clothing,
were obliged to sacrifice self-interest to
duty, and ruin their garments, which
they can ill afford. Once arrived at the
fire, they must keep fighting it; there is
no opportunity for them to return to
headquarters and don clothing which if
spoiled will make no particular loss.
Not so some of the call men. After the
call to duty it is a fact that some at least
of them—certainly not all—returned to
the fire hall and removed their Sunday
clothes rather than ruin them. While
they did so the fire was gaining head-
day, which should not have been the
case. This could not have occurred
with an all-paid brigade. If Victoria is
not to have the advantages in fire fighting that such a department assures,
surely the city should provide a sufficient supply of coats, etc., to obviate the
necesssity of men waiting to change
while a fire gains dangerous headway.
•'rice's Preserves are Pure
Wholesome and made from B. C.
Sugar and B C. Fruit.
%eal Estate & Financial Agent
Agent British America Assurance Co.
for Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
P. 0, Box 4*8.
Phone 56
Portraits by "REX'
A new departure in photography
sitters taken in their own homi
amidst their home surroundings, wi
results unsurpassable in any studio.
Sittings by appointment only.
Specimens of work to be seen at
35 Fort Street,
Phone 224, or apply to "Rex," 8 Stf
acona avenue.
Everything that the market affords
Private entrance and rooms for part
Best attendance.
Open day and night.
Business Men's Lunch.   Meals 25c
H. A. FREDERICKS, Proprletoi
Government St., opp. Post Offl
Thorough Instruction. Graduates I
ing Good Positions. Shorthand, Ty
writing, Book-Keeping Taught.
E. A. Macmillan, Principal ....I ,.^J?*^/^\^*1.T*^ ISO £!V-
(Continued from page 1.)
[ I. recall with anything   but   pleasure,"
says Franklin in his biography, "Tom
j; Boswell had made several remarks as
f to not going hunting, declaring that in-
I stead   he intended to rob the Indian
caches.   The Indians at that time were
very friendly with the whites.   It would
not  do,  we agreed,  to  let the whites
injure them  in  any  way.    That    fall
;Matherson,   Joe    Ladue, John Fraser,
■ Mike Hess and I came to the conclusion
that we must protect ourselves, and so
the following note was handed by me
[ to Boswell:
" 'If you are caught robbing Indian
caches you will be shot on sight.'
"The warning bore the signatures of
all five of us. It seems a rather coldblooded proceeding, but it was absolutely necessary for us to keep on good
terms with the natives, and there was
only one way to do it—punish by death
anyone who would upset the good feeling then existing."
Boswell hunted and prospected the
entire season a lonely, isolated man,
and tnen struck for the Outside. The
Franklin party of six continued their
explorations, and during the summer of
1884 struck what is known far and wide
as Steamboat Bar.
"When we started up the Stewart the
warm weather had just set in," says
Franklin,, "and we struck the bar just
after the snow hau disappeared and had
left the ground thawed, yet the river
showed no sign of breaking up. Before the ice did go out we had cleaned
up $30,000. It was a regular thing for
each rocker to clean up from,$200 to
$300 per day.
"Another incident which comes to my
mind as being interesting: When we
were going up the Stewart that spring,
and had reached a point about 65 miles
up, we came to a tree blazed so carefully that it immediately attracted our
attention. We investigated and found
JHito have been done by five men in
1882. Tn letters about an inch in size
; were the words 'No gold here.' The
.only name I can recall upon it was that
■ of Charles Farceau. The tree was at
[the head of an island, and just about
; twenty feet from it was the only place
' that I have ever seen gold in windrow:').
. For a few days we rocked as high as
; $300 a day.    Pans went from $1.50 to
$2.    We simply  skimmed off" the top
of the bar, for that was all that carried
j pay."
September found Franklin and his associates exploring the sands of Forty
; Mile river.    It was on the evening of
the 7th that the discovery of historic
interest and importance was made.
"I had walked up stream about two
miles from camp," Franklin says in tell
ing the story, "until I found a place
where the bedrock was exposed, and in
a crevice succeeded in getting out
about half a shovelful of dirt. When
I panned this I was surprised to find
that it had much coarse gold in it. I
hastened back to camp and showed the
boys what I had got. We weighed the
prospect and if I am not mistaken it
weighed a half an ounce, or about $8.50
as gold went in those days. This place
was about 500 feet inside the American
boundary, line. The next day we poled
up but could not find anything else on
the bar, and then we continued our
tramp for some distance and finally got
good prospects on a bar, which I staked
and named Discovery bar, but which
afterwards became known as Franklin's
bar. I sold out in 1888 and went to
San Francisco, where I had a good time
after being away from civilization so
long. In '89 I went to Cariboo and afterwards prospected in Oregon and
Washington, returning to the North in
"The coarse gold I had got at Forty
Mile was given by us to Harper &
Mayo, who some years later dispatched
Williams and an Indian to Dyea, the
former being instructed to go to San
Francisco and tell Jack McQuestin
about the find. They left Stewart on
December 3rd and were caught in a
storm on the summit. Williams died
there of exposure and the Indian had
a narrow escape, only reaching Dyea
with great difficulty. Men went to the
summit and got Williams' mail, and at
a miners' meeting it was decided to open
the letters and see what news had been
sent out . In one, reference was made
to the coarse gold, and upon it being
found on Williams' body the news
spread and was the direct cause of the
stampede which followed shortly after
and did more than anything else to
open up the Klondike country."
•';.?"•'•.••■»?• ?-Thc Rossland
Amateur Club have something up
their sleeves. They will attempt
something that has never been even
dreamed of here."—Rossland Evening World.
Ladies' College
Has Closed
Fine Display of Youthful Talent
—Prizes Awarded the
In response to invitations from the
principal, a goodly number of those interested in education in general and
Victoria Ladies' College specially, met
at that institution on Tuesday evening
to be entertatined by the pupils and
teaching staff. The enjoyment began
with the opening of the programme
when Miss McCoy, in splendid voice,
sang Bizet's "rtaDanera" (Carmen).
This was followed by a violin solo by
Miss Flossie vVood. Miss Flossie is
only a beginner but she did wonderfully well and had it not been for a
slight nervousness, her performance of
"The Quiet Mind" would have been
perfect. "The Whistling Boy" came
next, a piano solo by Leslie McCoy,
clearly, precisely and intelligently
played. Following this the sweet musical voice of Miss Sara McLane in
"Husheen" silenced all whispering and
held her listeners throughout. The
playing of Miss Iva Henderson deserves
especial mention. She is the pupil of
Mrs. Garrett Smith and the sympathetic
soulful touch of the teacher seems to
pervade her pupil so that she feels the
spirit of the music and interprets accordingly. Mrs. Smith illustrated this well
in her playing of "Consolation" (Liszt).
In listening to her one forgets all about
technique, hearing only the expression
of the composer's thought. Little
Arthur McCoy played well on the violin, accompanied by Mr. Longfield
(piano). The vocal number given by
Miss Grace Oliver was rendered in a
rich, powerful voice capable of great
things in the future. This versatile
young lady also gave a long but intensely interesting recitation, "The
Swan Song," with violin obligate by
Miss Nora McCoy. Under Miss Underbill's care and inspired by her example
Miss Oliver will make an elocutionist
of no mean parts. Miss Nora McCoy
who is clever with tne violin, interpreted
Mascagni's "Intermesso" and Braga's
"La Seranata" with fine discernment. Of
Miss Underbill's reciting and Mr. Jesse
Longfield's violin playing little need be'
said. Suffice that they upheld their
already high reputations as entertainers,
their several efforts forming a fitting
climax to a programme of exceeding
merit. Short and inspiring addresses
were given by Bishop Cridge, Dr.
Campbell and Rev. Mr. Ewing, after
which the prize list and annual report
was read by the principal, Rev. Joseph
McCoy, M.A., as follows:—
Richard Hall Scholarship Academic
Class $100, Miss McLane.
Alex. Fraser Scholarship Junior Class
$100, Miss Nora McCoy.
Isabel Ker Medal for Elocution, Miss
Special prize given by Fletcher Bros.,
Miss Iva Henderson.
General Proficiency Prize Junior
Grade, given by Dr. Bolton, Miss Nora
Preparatory Class Prize, given by Mr.
McDonald, Miss Mary Wood.
Refreshments were served by Mrs. and
Miss McCoy in time for the guests to
catch the last car. Too much praise
cannot be given to the Rev. and Mrs.
McCoy and others of the staff, not so
much for the entertainment as for the
evidence of good work being done. That
there is 'in Victoria a Ladies' College
of such high standing and aims should
be a matter of congratulation to every
The following guests were invited :—
Hon. Sir Henri G. Joly de Lotbiniere
and Lady de Lotbiniere, Hon. Mr. and
Mrs. McBride, Hon. Senator and Mrs.
Templeman, Hon. Col. and Mrs. Prior,
His Worship Mayor Barnard and Mrs.
Barnard, Rt. Rev. E. Cridge and Mrs. j
Cridge, Rev. Dr. Campbell and Mrs.
Campbell, Rev. W. L. Clay and Mrs.
Clay, Rev. J. H. Sweet, Mrs. Sweet,
and the Misses Sweet, Rev. J. F. Vich-
ert and Mrs. Vichert, Rev. Mr. and Mrs.
Adams, Rev. A. Ewing and Mrs. Ewing,
Mr. Richard Hall, M.P.P. and Mrs.
Hall, Mr. Thornton Fell, K.C., and Mrs.
and Miss1 Fell, Mr. Geo. Jay and Mrs.
Jay, Mr. and Mrs. Martindale, Mr. Wm.
Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Longfield, Mr.
A. G. McCandless, Dr. and Mrs. Potts
and Misses Potts, Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Sterling, Dr. A. E. Bolton and Mrs. Bolton, Dr. A. Fraser and Mrs. Fraser, Mr.
R. L. Dairy and Mrs. Drury,. Rev. D.
McRae and Mrs. McRae, Mr. Alex.
Robinson and  Mrs.  Kobinson,  Mr.  A.
B. Fraser, Sr., and the Misses Fraser,
Mr. A. B. Fraser, jr., iVlr. E. Paul and
Mrs. Paul, Mr, and Mrs. Church,
Mr. E. H. Russell and the Misses Russell, Mr. and Mrs. McKilligan and Miss
McKilligan, Mr. C. McKilligan, Mr. and
Mrs. McMicking and the Misses McMicking, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pemberton, Dr. and Miss Helmcken, Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. Helmcken, Dr. and Mrs.
Watt, Col. Gregory, Geo. Riley, M.P,
Judge Harrison and Mrs. Harrison, Mr.
and Mrs. Lugrin, and the Misses Lugrin, Mrs. Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. W.
S. Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. Hayward, Dr.
and Mrs. Lewis Hall, Mr. and Mrs. T.
M. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Burrell,
Mr. and Mrs. Schwengers, Mr. and
Mrs. Lovell and the Misses Lovell, Mr.
and Mrs. Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Bone,
Mr. and Mrs. Watt, Mr. and Mrs. Cochrane, Mr. and Mrs. Waddington, Mr.
and Mrs. Jameson, Mr.W. Jameson, Mr.
and Mrs. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Forman,
Mr. and Mrs. Bechtel, Mr. Matheson,
Mr. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Russell-Boiil-
ton, Mr. and Mrs. C. Mcintosh, Mr. and
Mrs. Stoddart, Mr. and Mrs. Arbuckle,
Mr. Picken, Mr. and Mrs. Currie, Mr.
and Mrs. Howell and the Misses How-
el!,, Miss Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Scow-
croft, Mrs. Holland, Mr. and Mrs. King,
Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton, Miss Fuller-
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Small, Mr. and Mrs.
McRae, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, Mr.
and Mrs. Rochenssen, Mr. H. Taylor,
Mrs. and Miss MacGregor, Mr. and
Mrs. Munsey and the Misses Munsey,
Mrs. Green, Mrs. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs.
Cameron, Miss Agnes D. Cameron, Mr.
D. A. Fraser, Dr. Fraser and Miss
Fraser, Miss Woodward, Miss Clark,
Mrs. Mgr. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. D.
Spencer, Miss Spencer, Mrs. Gordon
Grant, Mrs. Wm. Grant, Mr. and Mrs.
Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, Mr. and
Mrs. Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Kitto and the
Misses Kitto, Mr. and Mrs. Watkins,
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin, Mr. and Mrs. D.
E. Campbell, Mr. Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs.
Kent, Dr. and Mrs. Nash, Mr. and Mrs.
Hinton, Dr. and Mrs. Hasell, Mrs.
Hurd, Mrs. and Miss McFarlane, Mr.
and Mrs. Langton, Mr. and Mrs. Leeming, Capt. and Mrs. Thompson, Mr.
Fernie, Mr. and Mrs. Snakespeare, Miss
Brown, Miss Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
McCarter, Mr. Jack, Mr. Stuart Henderson, M.P.P., Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Brown, Miss Green, Mrs. and Miss
Saunders, Mrs. and Miss Nason, Miss
Watson, Dr. H; and Mrs. Dier, Dr. R.
Dier, Mr. and Mrs. McRae, Mr. C. McRae, Mr. A. McRae and Miss McRae,,
Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Kussell, Mr .and Mrs.
Spofford, Miss Adams, Mrs. and Miss
Jaffray, Mrs. Lang, Miss Liddle, Mr.
Heisterman, Mr. Sargison ,Mr. McCabe,
Mr. and Mrs. Wueeler, and Mr. Jacobs.
Pupils of Alexandra    College    Give a
Wednesday afternoon the pupils of
Alexandra College and Kindergarten
gave an entertainment to a few invited
guests. The kindergarten children sang
their sweet little songs and performed
their parts with great credit. If there
were only a few mote of them to give
each other confidence and to take part
in the drills and games, they would do
even better. Their clay modelling and
paper work was exceedingly well done.
Of the others who took part, little
Denise, who played an harmonious
duet with Mrs. Harris, has an elastic touch. Tne little girl's time
i; also excellent. Miss Eileen Dumbleton played well on the whole, though
at times her work was rather labored,
Miss Michaelis has a delicate touch; her
shading is good and her fingering excellent. Nan Phillips played brightly
and correctly. "Valse des Fleurs" was
well executed by Hattie Chapman.
Hattie has much musical ability and will
be heard from again. Then came two
recitations by Mrs. Davis in which that
lady showed her power as a tragedienne.
Mrs. Davis is to have charge of a dramatic department in connection with the
collegt. r'Tlie ecital closed with a physical drill conducted by Mrs. Harris,
whose are also the music pupils. Mrs.
Harris is putting the force of her strong
personality into the work of this college
and is evidently doing first class work.
The Watered Ink.-"R. E. Gosnell
is now editor of the Victoria Colonist. This is a long jump from the
little paper he once spattered with
ideas back in Alvinston, Ontario, but
Gosuell is merely getting his reward.
He has done a great deal for the province, and will no doubt continue the
work, even if Jim Dunsinuir and Dick
McBride do occasionally put water in
his ink."—Poplar Nugget.
Three new song hits direct from
the East—"Good-Bye Eliza Jane,"
"Under a Panama," "A Wise Old
Owl." These songs are sure to he-
whistled and sung by everyone in a
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count is the floor of the Legislature.
We hope that some member will demand
a full presentation of the facts, and we
sincerely trust that when they are laid
before the House they will convince
even the most skeptical that this case
has been disposed of in a manner in
harmony with that equality of all men
before the law, which is the very corner
stone of British institutions.
The final disposition of the prosecution of T. B. Hall for ihe embezzlement
of public funds has evoked much adverse
criticism, and unpleasant comparisons
are being made between it and the treatment accorded certain other people of
this city, who, until they had the misfortune to be found out, enjoyed the
respect and confidence of the community. Parliament has authorized the sus
pension of sentence in certain cases,
and every man's judgment tells him that
such a thing may sometimes be wise.
We do not say that Hall's case is not in
that class. What we do say is that the
public has no reason for supposing it to
be in that class. Before those in authority decide that no punishment shall
be imposed upon a person who has
committed a crime, all the facts bearing
upon the case should be investigated,
and should be made known, in order
that public opinion may not be scandalized by an apparent failure of justice
and discrimination between individuals.
In Hall's case it is submitted that, the
wrongful taking of the money being
admitted, the crucial facts are those
contained in the answers to the flolow-
ing questions'.
Why did he take the money?
What use did he make of the money?
What prospect had he of being able
to make good his defalcation?
No conceivable answers that can be
made to these questions would justify the
act, but it is possible that they might
afford a justification for the suspension
of the sentence. Restitution by friends
may be a reason for the imposition of
a moderate sentence, so also may be the
fact that the defendant did not deny his
guilt, nor seek to hide it by false entries;
so also may be the fact that he is
fifty-three years of age and has always
borne a previous good character; but,
it is submitted, that without satisfactory
answers to the questions stated above
they are insufficient reasons for imposing no sentence at all. The public have
a right to assume that the Crown officers are able to answer these questions,
and we add that they should he compelled to answer them upon the floor of
the Legislature. The proper place to
have given the answers was before the
court, so that all the facts would have
gone before the public at the same time,
and the very serious shock which has
been given to public confidence in the
administration of the law, would have
been avoided.
There is a disposition to criticize the
action of the Chief Justice in the premises. "Progress" would not hesitate to
criticize any judicial act, if it believed
such criticism was called for in the public interest, and the Chief Justice would
be the last man in the world to object
to such criticism. The "white light" of
public criticism, which Tennyson tells
us "beats upon a throne," ought also to
beat upon the bench, and "Progress"
misinterprets Chief Justice Hunter's
character if he would interpose the ermine between himself and the most
penetrating rays of public criticism.
Therefore it is not from any fear of consequences that we do not give expression to the adverse criticism made upon
the course taken by the Chief Justice.
He had a right to assume that the
Crown officers had investigated the case,
and were convinced that the questions
asked above could be satisfactorily answered. He had before him a man of
previous good character, who had arrived at an age when the infliction of punishment could only have one possible
rrsult, namely, the complete wreck of
•i life, and he found the Crown willing
that sentence should be suspended. He
unquestionably had the right to refuse
the request and impose a sentence, but
in doing so he would have substantially
taken the prosecution out of the hands
of the law officers of the Crown, a thing
which no judge ought ,to do except there
was indisputable evidence of connivance
to defeat the ends of justice, which he
had no reason to suppose existed in this
case. The responsibility for the whole
proceeding rests upon the law officers,
that is upon the Government, and, while
ior the time being we are willing to admit the existence of sufficient grounds
to justify the action of those officers,
we insist that the earliest opportunity
must be taken to make every fact in
the case public, so that confidence in
the administration of the law may be
restored. We repeat that the proper
place to hold the Government to ac-
The Saturday Review says that it always had its doubts of the loyalty of
Sir Wilfrid Laurier. This is apropos
of the Dundonald incident. The Saturday Review is a loafer, who stands
with hands in pocKets and criticizes the
work that loyal Empire-builders are
What is loyalty as understood in
Britain beyond tne seas? It is not subservience to the arrogant assumptions
of a coterie of would-be rulers who
never touch imperial questions, except
to muddle them. It is devotion to the
flag' because of what it implies. It is
keeping faith with the men who transmitted to us the principles of self-government, which they won by blood and
sacrifice. It is the maintenance at all
times and everywhere of the high ideals
which alone make British institutions
worth preserving. It is the utilization
for the common good of the magnificent advantages won for our race in
days past by the hardy adventurers
who made the name of Britain synonymous with energy and the capacity
of government. It is a determination
to maintain our "crowned republic" in
its integrity, so that within its borders
"freedom may broaden down from precedent to precedent."
When a Canadian wishes to learn
how best to fulfil the obligations of such
a loyalty as this, he need not go to the
Saturday Review, .ne men who made
and are making Canada, can give him
all tne instructions he requires.
It is amusing to witness the effort put
forth in a certain quarter to score a
political point against the Laurier administration because fish traps were not
permitted sooner. Those who deal with
the matter in this way miss the great
lesson of the whole thing, that is from
a political point of view. Fish traps
were permitted when it was demonstrated that they were a proper means of
taking fish and that the people were in
right down earnest about getting them.
We learn thereby that when we want
a tiling which the Government can grant
and ought to grant, we ought to get
after it with all the energy that we can
command and not stop until we have
succeeded. Spasmodic efforts, made in
a half-hearted way and handicapped by
individual jealousies, are only a waste of
good time. United and persistent work
is the only thing that tells.
This is true, no matter whether the
Liberals or Conservatives are in power.
No government likes to reverse its policy and there is nothing any harder
lo move than the permanent staff of a
department, which has got itself down
into a groove. The political lesson from
the fish traps is, not that the Conservatives for eighteen years did not permit
them and therefore are to be blamed,
nor that the Liberals deserved censure
for withholding them for seven years,
but that to make any government do
what you want, you must show them
that you are both reasonable in what
you ask and very much determined to
get it.
The trouble with Lord Dundonald appears to have been that he thought he
was not amenable to the Government for
his conduct, and the amazing thing
about the Cons rvative party is that it
defends this notion. An illustration of
Lord Dundonald's misunderstanding of
his position is afforded by his visit to
Dixon's Entrance and his public comments upon the strategic value of the islands at the mouth of Portland Canal.
He made the trip without the authority
of the Minister of Militia, and he made
his public speeches notwithstanding the
express request of the Minister that he
should not do so. Another illustration
is afforded by his complain that his full
reports to the Minister have not been
published. It must always be in the discretion of the head of a department
whether the reports of a subordinate
shall be made public. Dundonaldsseems
lo have thought that it wa' for him to
say what shall be published and what
not. In other words, he completely misunderstood his relationship to the Government of the country.
What a wealth of mother-love and
what a pathetic story of unearned sorrow one reads of between the lines of
this advertisement appearing in a local
paper; and how is it that sons can persist in  following   the pace that   kills
when there are such mothers hoping,
loving, praying and breaking their
hearts for them? The notice reads:
"To Billy—No letter from you since
you left England, September, '02. Have
paid up all for you and made all right.
Entreat you to write and tell me where
letter can find you. Matters important
and greatly to your advantage to tell
you. All you wish shall be kept secret.
So grieved and anxious at not hearing
from you.   Do write to—Mother."
A London paper says that Laurier
wants to annex Canada to the United
States, j-iiis is because he is determined that the people shall rule and
not Lord Dundonald. Do you remember Lord Dundreary? He had a
brother Sam, whom he used to describe
after this fashion: "Tham ith a good
fellow, an awful thmart fellow. But
the trouble with Tham ith that he al-
wayth wath an awfuT'a'th." We commend this to the writer in the London
paper as equal to a mirror.
The Grand Trunk Pacific bill is to be
amended so as to require construction
to be begun at both ends of the line
within two years from the date of its
passage, and be prosecuted to the satisfaction of the Government. There is a
vast difference between such a provision and one requiring the simultaneous
beginning of work at Winnipeg and the
Pacific Coast. Under the proposed
amendment the company may devote two
years to construction across the prairies
before beginning the Coast division.
Two years' active work from Winnipeg
westward will bring the line very close
to the mountains.
His Worship the Mayor has asked
"Progress" for particulars of the gambling mentioned in its last issue, and they
have been furnished. The reasonable
inference from this is that there is likely
to be "something doing" in a little while.
Mayor Barnard is as absolutely free to
act in this matter as anyone can be, and
"Progress" ,as not the least doubt that
he has asked for the information referred to with the intention of probing the
matter to the bottom.
raise, notwithstanding many of their
constituents had made applications for
licenses. Houston of Nelson, Macdonald of Rossland, and Wells of Columbia voted against the raise. King
of Cranbrook was absent. —■ Nelson
Personality and Career of Lord Min-
to's Brother-in-Law Who
Will Succeed Him.
The civic educational authorities are
to be congratulated upon their solution
of the problem how to temporarily relieve the crowding of the classes. It
would do no harm, but rather good,
if the school hours of the very little
tots, were permanently reduced, not as
a means of meeting demands for school
space, but in the best interests of the
Dawson advices contain the following significant paragraph: "Dawson is,
now the only mining camp of any importance in the North where no
gambling is permitted. The town is
closed tight, and there is not the slightest hope of a card ever being turned
here again in a public game." If it is
possible to suppress gambling in Dawson, why is it impossible in Victoria?
Senator Macdonald says that Senator
Dandurand is a sycophant, and Hon.
Sydney Fisher says that Mr. Borden is
a pettifogger. Honors seem to be easy.
Meanwhile it is not easy to see how
the public welfare is materially advanced.
A Seattle record of last week, in the
granting of sixteen divorces in a single
day—which day also witnessed the issue of but fourteen marriage licenses
—shows that there are some things in
which Seattle achieves prominence that
Victoria has no desire to copy.
The applicants for coal and oil prospecting license in Block 4593 have got
the doublecross from the Joly-McBride
government. In recognizing the validity
of their right to make locations, the
government cannot also say, that while
that right existed the right to get a license for $50 did not exist. The one
right must go with the other. If an
applicant had the right to locate these
lands prior to December ist, 1003, then
the applicant has now the right to get
a license on payment of the fee then
specified in the act. The fee specified
was $50. But it is said the government
will only issue these licenses on payment of $100, the fee now specified in
the act. If this is true, the Tribune is
of opinion that hundreds of the applicants will not pay the fee, but, instead, will abandon their locations.
When the government, in December
last, insisted on raising the fee from
$50 to $100, members who opposed the
raise said it would have the effect of
keeping prospectors out of the country; but Vancouver's "Solid Five" were
in the saddle and the raise was made.
Davidson of Slocan. Green of Kaslo,
Ross of Fernie, Taylor of Revelstoke,
and Wright of Ymir all voted for the
Apropos of the appointment of
Earl Grey, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland, succession to his brother-in-law, Lord Minto, as Governor- j
General of Canada, it is announced
in English papers only just to hand j
that the official announcements in j
connection with the appointment need
not be looked for during some little
time, Lord Minto's tenure of office j
not expiring until October. The fact
of the appointment being virtually
decided, is, however, admitted, and
hence further reference to the personality and career of the new viceroy will no doubt be acceptable to
Western Canadians:
Albert Henry George Grey, who
was born November 28, 1851, is the
son of Gen. Hon. Charles Grey. His
mother was a daughter of Sir
Harvie Farquhar. He inherited his
title in 1894 on the death of his
granduncle, the third Earl. Educated at Harrow and Trinity Colleee,
Cambridge, he was elected member
of Parliament in the Liberal interest
for South Northumberland in 1880
and represented that constituency for
five years. For another year he sat
for the Tyneside division of Northumberland.
In 1886 Lord Grey was appointed
by the British Government to succeed Dr. Jameson as administrator
of the Chartered South African Company's territory. He was one of the
original applicants for the charter
and had been an influential director
of the company He had made a
number of expeditions in South Africa and was considered one of the
best-informed men on that country.
Lord Grey has in recent years
taken a great interest in the English
public house trust, whose aims are to
provide desirable places of amusement for the masses. About eighteen
months ago he came to Canada to explain the objects of the trust and lectured in Toronto. As the result of
his visit Cafes. Ltd., an association
for the establishment of people's
coffee houses, was established in Toronto. Lord Grey made many warm
friends while in the Ontario city.
The new Governor-General was an
intimate friend of the late Cecil
Rhodes and is one of the executors
of his will. He was a special favorite with the late Queen Victoria,
his father, Gen. Grey, being for many
years private secretary to her Majesty and chief of the suite which accompanied the Prince of Wales when
he made his famous visit to Canada.
Earl Grey is a godson of the late
Prince Consort, and Queen Victoria
herself stood snonser to his eldest
The Countess of Grey is the daughter of Mr. Robert Stayner Holford,
M.P. for Westonbirt, Gloucestershire.   They were married in 1877.
The family of Grey is one of the
oldest in Northumberland, and the
present Earl traces his lineage back
to Sir John Grey, a Knight of Berwick, in the fourteenth century. The
first Earl was a distinguished commanding officer in the first American
war. The estate of the Earl covers
about 17,600 acres. His seat is Ho-
wick House, Lesbury, Northumberland. The Earl's eldest son bears the
title Viscount Howick.
The third Earl Grey was a cousin
of Lord Durham, who was sent out
in 1839 to Canada to report on the
state of the colony after the rebellion. Lady Minto is a sister of the
present Earl.
—Back to Victoria:
If there is any one sign of Victoria's
substantial progress which must command atention, it is the coming back of
enterprising and progressive business
men who after trying other centres of
population, find that Victoria after all
is "just about as good as anywhere."
The latest homecomer is Mr. A. Blygh,
an expert in the furniture and dry
goods trades. He has tried a number
of the neighboring citnes—done well
in them—and is now back in Victoria
again to do more business. His advertisement in tuis issue should commend
the attention of careful buyers.
A new and elegant applic
tion for Chapped Hands ai
all Skin Irritations.
L,et us have an opportuni
of showing you this pi
Chemist, N. W. Cor. Yai
and Douglas Streets.
We have every facility for
at reasonable rates.   Also have Rouj
and Dressed
Sawmill at Colwood.   Factory at
159 YATMS  ST..   VICTORIA,   B. I
Phone A750.
Contractors   and   Builders.
Hotel Balmora
M. J. G. White, Proprietress.
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European Plan, Rooms from 75cents'
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Rooms from $1 up. *
Rooms with Batb from $1.50 to $2
The Famous Poodle Doe Restaur*
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Out of many hundreds, to show
the lead the
Remington Typewrit*
has over any other make.
The New York Life Insurance C
owns and uses 456 Writing Machim
Of this number
392 are Remingtons, and 64 all othe
85 Per Cent. Remingtons
The same percentage is noticeal
M. W. WAITT & CO., Ld„ Local Dealt
44 Government Street T-vr"»/~\*i~< npoo       rnr»i r-\ a -\r
he Week
in Society.
iter   a   Storm   of    Weddings
Comes a Lull—Summer
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hooper on Sat-
•day last celebrated the silver anni-
srsary of their marriage, at their pretty
>me on Belleville and Menzies streets.
here was no social function, but their
imerous friends took occasion to ex-
ud congratulations and many tokens
ere received as evidence of their
>pularity and the esteem in which they
e held in the community, among which
as a handsome silver tea service with
heavy server, bearing a suitable in-
ription, from the members of the Vic-
iria Lacrosse Club. n. pleasing fea-
ire of the anniversary (to which no
ty friends were invited) was the pres-
lce of members of the families of Mr.
id Mrs. Hooper from Manitoba, who
ill spend a season in Victoria and
ancouver before returning East. The
irty includes Mrs. Hooper of Domin-
n City, mother of Mr. Hooper, Mr.
mes Hooper of Winnipeg, Deputy Pro-
ncial Secretary and King's Printer,
ho is accompanied by his wife, a sis-
r of Mrs. T. Hooper; Mr. and Mrs.
S. Bell of Dominion City, the latter
ng a sister of Mr. Hooper. Mrs. T.
Tennant of Vancouver, a sister, join-
the party there and is visiting here
th the others. The house for Sat-
iay evening's family celebration was
ttily but modestly decorated with
ms and white roses.
* * *
The members of the Arion Club, at
ir annual meeting held a day or so
saw fit to do honor to a veteran
tuber and a hard worker for the club
1 the cause of good music, in elevat-
-to'the presidency Mr. Percy Wol-
on ,a gentleman who has been with
club since its organization and whose
i bass voice of admirable body has
n an especially useful item in the
:ndid foundation of the club's songs.
; newly elected secretary is Mr.
ns, while Mr. W. S. Goodwin was
sleeted librarian and Mr. E. H. Rus-
conductor. Mr. Russell and Mr.
>rge Henwood compose the music
iimittee, while the officers as above
led with Mr. George Phillips con.
ute the' executive. Considerable dis-
ion was had at the annual meeting
h respect to next season's festival
ler the management and direction re-
ctively of Mr. Charles A. E. Harriss
I Sir Alexander Mackenzie. Some
e time ago a proposition was receiv-
from these gentlemen, looking to the
on Club co-operating to make the
tival here an exceptional musical
nt. A counter proposition was made
the club, unoer which it was pro-
ed that the club give but two instead
three regular Arion concerts next
son, joining in the festival on the
rd date, with proper recognition of
trse of club members thereat. This
s not appear to have quite satisfied
festival managers, and correspon-
ce has resulted. The Arion Club has
erred the festival folk to the former
posal. It is announced—and the
ouncement will be received with
h pleasure by citizens generally—
t an open-air concert will be given
the club at the Gorge during the
t of the Canadian Medical Associa-
delegates in August, the proceeds
ropriately going toward the furnish-
of a new cot at the Jubilee Hospital,
or to the adjournment of the annual
sting a suitable resolution of con-
ence was passed in connection with
death of Major Ross Monro, an-
:r original member of the club's
ring forces and an exceedingly valu-
: bass. Mr. George Jay, finding it
essary for him to resign his active
nbership, he was at once elected to
lorary affiliation, in recognition of his
service and keen interest in the
and musical matters generally.
»     »     •
rs. Henshaw of Vancouver (Julian
ham)  paid a visit to her Victoria
ds   early   in the week, returning
e in time to participate in the Do-
on   Day   celebration.   At present
Henshaw is resting from the la-
of fiction yvriting, and developing
her phase of her literary and scien-
talent, being engaged in the prep-
on of a comprehensive  study    of
tern     mountain     flora.    William
gs of Toronto will be the publish-
jf the    forthcoming    work.    Mrs.
shaw's  "Hypnotized"    and    "Why
Sweetheart" are still in much de-
d at the bookstalls, the latter par-
arly giving some very effective pen
ires  of  British   Columbia   scenery
social life.
Last Monday afternoon "Bishops-
close'' was the scene of an unique gathering of friends and tellow workers of
Miss Perrin assembled to bid her adieu.
The Bishop and ^iss Perrin received
their guests on the lawn, the refreshment tables being spread beneath the
trees. Mrs. Spofford on behalf of the
Local Council of Women read an address to the late president of that association speaking of the good work done
by Miss Perrin while occupying the position. Mrs. Vvilliam Grant then presented Miss Perrin with a diamond pin
suitably inscribed. That lady in response
emphasized tne fact that her work had
given her much pleasure and wished
that the work may continue and increase in usefulness. Miss Perrin leaves
numerous friends in this city who will
always remember with pleasure their association with that much esteemed lady.
* ♦    .
Among the cottagers at Shawnigan
Lake this season are (or very shortly
will be) the families of the following:
H. A. Fox, A. St. George Flint, Mrs.
M. King, C. LeLievre, C. Post, Calvert,
Mrs. Ireland, E. Meiss, D. M. Paterson, W. H. Cullin, W. E. Ditchburn, F.
E. Cullin, W. H. Clark, John Richards,
George Anderson, R. J. Russell, J. J.
Austin, MacTavish, Englehardt, Mrs.
McDonald, C. J. Gardiner, H. Fleming,
Weiler, C. H. Tite, Gerow, Brenchley,
Mrs. Cullin, S. W. Edwards, R. Grant,
P. C. Magregor, Clyde, Spofford, 0. C.
Bass, Chief Justice Hunter, George
Langley, Robinson and A. Lindsay.
* *    *
Friends of Mrs. Vernon will learn
with pleasure that she sustained no serious injury in the accident of Friday
evening last, although naturally she suffered through the severe shaking up.
Ine cause of the misadventure is understood to have been the carriage
horses taking fright at a passing auto.
Prior to her departure for England,
where she is to be united in marriage
to Dr. Beadnell, Miss Edith Bamford
was honored with a farewell reception
by her associates of the provincial civil
service, and was made the recipient of
a handsome cut-glass dish and other
souvenirs of esteem,
* *    «
Mrs. Allan of this city was a guest
last week at the smart tea given by Mrs.
J. M. Graham of Vancouver, in honor
of her sister, Miss McCala of St.
Catharines, who is visiting the West
for a first time.
Rev. Elliott S. Rowe officiated at the
week end at the marriage of Mr.
Charles W. Sanders and Miss Beatrice
A Berryman, eldest daughter    of    the
late Richard H. Berryman of this city.
* *     ♦
The Bishop of Columbia leaves for
England Saturday, hi- marriage fo Mrs.
Moor being celebrated very shortly after
his arrival in the I 1 Land. His Lordship will return to Victoria with his
bride about mid-August. i
* *   *
A reception was given Saturday ,it
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Bamford, Carr street, in honor of Miss
Edith Bamford, who is leaving shortly
for England, there to be married.
* *     *
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Clark of Vancouver are spending their honeymoon here.
The groom is one of British Columbia's
South African veterans; the bride was
Miss Shewan of Aberdeen, Scotland
* *   *
Mrs. Fred. Boland, from Cincinnati,
O., sister of Mr. Joseph J. Wachter of
the Victoria Fire Department, is here
for a two months' visit with her b-other.
Her western visit is largely for her
* •   •
Mr. F. H. Eberts of Little Rock, Ark,,
is spending a few weeks with his
brother, Mr. D. M. Eberts, and his sister, Mrs. Rocke Robertson.
• *     •
Cards are out ior the marriage of
Mr. A. T. Goward and Miss Clarkson,
which will be solemnized in this city
on the 12th instant.
* • •
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Palmer of Toronto passed through this week en
route to California on their wedding
* »    »
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney J. Halls (nee
Miller) of Vancouver, are spending
their honeymoon here.
* »     »
The engagement is announced of Dr.
Herman Robertson and Miss Gertrude
* *   *
Col. Aponzi, an old resident long absent from Victoria, is re-visiting the
• •     •
Mrs. F. J. Gillespie of Lindsay, Ont.,
is on a visit to friends here.
Tf you want the B^T in Preserves, try Price's Purity Brand.
LAST call for strawberries.
*   •  *
FINANCIERS have decided that the
new Russian loan should be left alone.
»   *   *
tied is now bein"' well shaken before
PORT ARTHUR having been bot   HENRY     Y 0 U N G     St     S©.
IF DOWIE will only invade Colorado with his "Peace I give you,"
all will be forgiven him.
* »   »
THERE are gradations in the penalties of the law—very   much depends
upon the size of the haul.
* »   «
WONDER if they brought their sewing and who poured the tea at that last
meeting of the Board of Trade?
* *   *
VICTORIA'S vcity council has accepted Tacoma's invitation for the 4th.
My won't Seattle be mad with jealousy 1
«."•'■ +
THERE will be the usual 4th of July
excursion to Angeles, and Victorians can
go over and see just where their lots are
pinned on the hillside landscape.
* *   *
EVERY picnic promoter should advertise. Else how is the weather
clerk going to adjust his rain schedules?
* *   *
GOATS are still retained on the
Canadian tariff free list, which is one
bit of evidence as to the popularity
of the secret societies.
TROUBLES never have an end.
Just about the time the firemen are
beginning to smile ag-ain, it will be
time for the grass Are to make its
* •   •
ONE Pink was sentenced by Magistrate Hall this week to eight months for
stealing tablecloths ,etc. There can be
no mercy for a man who contracts the
Pink tea habit.
* »   *
VANCOUVER'S jailer is mourning
because one of the prisoners sent up
town on an errand didn't come back.
He should be grateful that he didn't
lock up the jailer.
* •   »
NURSE Powell is just out from
Dawson with a Yukon baby that
weighed just 24 ounces at birth. Those
Klondike folks should stick to gold production.
WESTMINSTER'S Board of Trade
failed to get a quorum the day the
circus visited the town—and yet people
say that Westminster cares only for lacrosse and its first love, the salmon!
* #   »
RUSSIA is a paradoxical customer.
While she declares there's no doubt
about it that she will simply wipe the
Japs off the big footstool, she fortifies
St. Petersburg in dread of a Japanese
* *   *
NOTHING makes the Exchange
Editor more annoyed than to discover
after he has nailed a good item that
the telegrapu service has missed, that
it is of the vintage of "just fifty
years ago to-day."
* *   .
SOURIS lobster packers petition
parliament against the granting of
•'urtlier licenses, on the ground that
there is danger of the lobsters running out in their district. Such conceit!
* .*  *
NOTHING superstitious about Victoria's city council. There are thirteen
swans at the park, yet the aldermen
wouldn't give Vancouver a pair and
break the hoodoo, even when asked to
do so.
*     «     »
TREADGOLD and his associates,
after spending half a million in working
up their big concession grab, have come
to the conclusion that there still is many
a slip 'twixt the order-in-council and
the dividend.
* •   *
NOW that the silver fingers of the
mercury clutch the summer heat mark,
it is possible to tell that the warm
weather has come without the aid of
the almanac.
* #   *
AGNES: The Society Editor being
otherwise engaged, your query as to
whether decollete is good form for a
theatre party, goes to the Sporting
Editor for response. He rules that it
shows good form when it does, but
otherwise otherwise.
* *   *
SEATTLE papers announce in disorderly type the return of the Humboldt
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The   Old   Vexed  Question   Still
Agitates the Public—Preventive Values
A murderer at Chicago kept alive for
, days by the extreme resources of medical science, in order that he might be,
carried to a scaffold, and there officially
deprived of his forfeited life.
A murderer in an. Eastern Canadian
city hanged while actually struggling
with the angel of Death in the form of
heart disease.
A murderer at Sing Sing thrice electrocuted, because on two occasions the
current was found insufficient to produce death.
These are three recent examples of
the operation of the law of civilization
as applied to capital cases, and which
Hon. Mr. Justice Martin declares to
meet the views of everyone but those of
distorted mind.
There must be considerable latitude of
opinion permitted on the question, and
it is evident that the frank expressions
addressed by His Lordship to Mr. W.
H. Jones at Nelson have been the cause
of more careful consideration of the
subject than has been given in British
Columbia heretofore. The question is
one wh'ich has been debated for centuries without a definite conclusion.
Death is the severest penalty which a
court may prescribe, but it is noticeable that the number of offences for
which it is inflicted is everywhere diminishing. Death was in former times
in England the punishment" of all felonies. Blackstone refers to 160 offences as punishable with death. Some
of these in this day seem most trivial,
such. as impersonating a Greenwich
pensioner, anu cutting down a tree.
Owing to the earnest efforts of Sir
Samuel Romily the severe criminal
code gave way toward the end of the
reign of George III. to a more humane conception. Since the statute of
1861 there remains in Great Britain
only four crimes punishable by death.
These are setting fire to the royal dockyards or arsenals, piracy with violence,
treason and murder.
In some of the states of the Union
capital punishment is totally abolished.
These include Michigan, Wisconsin,
Rhode Island and Maine. On the continent of Europe, Holland, Roumania
and Portugal have abolished the extreme penalty, and since 1863 it has
practically been abandoned in Belgium. In Switzerland it was totally
abandoned in 1874, but owing to the
marked increase in the number of murders, and this is the bad feature, some
of the cantons in 1879 recovered the
right to re-establish it in their respective territories. Seven cantons re-introduced it, although for a number of
years no death sentence was passed. In
the remaining 15 cantons, including
more than four-fifths of the population,
the death penalty remains totally abolished.
It is maintained by those who were
opposed to capital punishment that it
is a less efficacious method of deterring
people from committmg murder than is
the continued example of a living culprit compelled to labor and endure continual connnement to repair the injury
he has done to society.
It is certain, however, that in those
countries where the laws against murder are best and quickest administered,
and where those who wantonly shed the
blood of their fellow creatures, no matter what their position may be, are executed, that life is safer and murders
fewer than in those countries where the
laws are lax, and where capital offenders escape through political influence,
legal technicalities, or through a lax
public opinion. Canada is a striking example in this respect. Murderers are
hanged here, and in short order, too,
and no sort of influence, money or position will save a man who wantonly
slays a fellow creature. There can be
no doubt that the fact that where the
laws prescribe the death penalty for the
greatest of crimes, it acts as a deterrent and prevents many murders.
This being the case it is probable
that the law providing for capital punishment will stand for centuries to
come in most of the countries of the
earth, and among the more civilized,
notwithstanding the opinion of many
that it is opposed to the genius of civilization.
There ought not to be a single adverse vote on the new hotel by-law.
Some of the advantages of the completed arrangement are:
The immediate removal of unsightly
The release of the city from claims
for damages,
The beautification of a conspicuous
part of the city,
A direct saving of money to the city,
The perfecting of the C. P. R. plans
on a larger scale than was contemplated,
The creation of what will be incomparably the finest group of buildings
and ornamental grounds on the Pacific
A valuable addition, at little or no
cost, to the city's property.
The disadvantages are nil.
C. A. Chapman and his partner, J.
White, have accomplished what is considered almost impossible, the capturing
of two young mountain goats alive,
this was done on White river in the
Rocky Mountains, after lots of hard
work and dangerous climbing. Mr.
Chapman, in speaking about their success, said:
"It is not an easy task by any means.
A mountain goat will start to climb up
the mountain siae at the first alarm,
and they always stay a long ways up so
that they are pretty free from interruption. It is only possible to capture the
kids, and that has to he done when they
are only a few days old and yet too
young to follow the mother in her wild
rush for the highest peaks. We figured
on this ano after a great deal of patient
searching and waiting, we aroused a
mother and her kid. But after a great
struggle we failed to catch the kid.
Later we had better luck and secured
two. But in doing it I went over places
that I would not go over again for all
of British Columbia. But in the excitement and uesire to effect the capture of
the goat, one did not stop to think of
the danger, v^e had considerable trouble with them the first few days, as we
could not get them to take nourishment,
but now they will eat out of my hand
without any trouble."
Mr. Chapman does not know what he
will do with them, as he has not found
a purchaser. Owing to the difficulty
in capturing them, and the fact that
very few have ever been taken alive,
the price is very high, and Mr. Chapman and his partner may realize two
or three thousand dollars for the little
pets.—Fort Steele Prospector.
Know one kneads weight two bee
tolled thee weigh too dew sew.
A rite suite little buoy, the sun of
a grate kernel, with a rough around
his neck, flue up the rode as quick
as a dear. After a thyme he stopped
at a blew house and wrung the belle.
His tow hurt hymn and he kneaded
wrest. He was two tired to raze his
fare, '"■ail face. A feint mown rows
from his lips.
The made who herd the belle was
about two pair a pare, but she
through it down and ran with awl
her mite, for fear her guessed wood
knot weipht. Butt when she saw the
little won, tiers stood in her eyes at
the site.
"Ewe poor deer! Why dew you lye
hear?   Are yew dyeing?"
"Know," he said, "I am feiqt."
She boar hymn in her arms, and
hurried to a rheum where he mite bee
quiet, gave him bred and meet, held
a cent bottle under his knows, untied
his neck scarf, rapped him up warm,
amd gave him a suite drachm.—St.
Excursions Will Be Arranged.—
'' A performing bear at the corner of
Rnnnatync and Juno streets is caus-
ine considerable attention."—-Manitoba Free Press.
The official who detests the newspaper men is not proud of his record.
the uninformed and the uninteresting
are sure that the reporter is trying to
get information from them.
Criminals and the police have an
equal respect for the police reporter.
A girl is mad at the society reporter
when her name is printed Ethel instead of Ethyelle.
If a successful politician will glance
back over his career he will bless the
newspaper men.
The big man in politics treats an interviewer in a friendly and business-like
manner. It is only the insignificant
man who imagines he is conferring a
favor on the reporter.
Don't suppose that reporters are looking for scandals. They can't print them
without disrupting society.
Gathering news is a business. Therefore treat a reporter like a business
One does ont have to travel outside
of Vancouver Island or Victoria city
to find examples of what The Mutual
Life of Canada is doing for its policy
holders. If you are thinking of taking an endowment policy it will certainly interest you to call and see
some examples of profits paid to well
known residents of this city and
province by The Mutual Life of Canada, and you will be convinced that
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Drary, Manager, 34 Broad street.
The New,York Sun is advocating
the abolition of orchestras in theatres, declaring that in a theatre "the
play's the thine" T'he proposed innovation will scarcely get a fair hearing, and probably is introduced merely to give folks a fair chance to make
dramatic conversation during the
term of the roof garden's omnipotence. A reasonable degree of return
to simplicitv in statins: and presentation of dramatic offerings should
be approved—"'ood plays are improved bv suitable setting, costumins',
lighting and the perfection of similar
details with that inobtrusiveness that
is the true art. but there has been a
marked tendencv of late to subordinate the play to the gorgeous spectacle.
The Sun's suggestion that ".those
who want music can get it at the
ipera" will not for one moment meet,
however, the storm of protest that
would greet the abolition of the orchestra as a natural and necessary
accessory of the modern drama.
The romance which has so many
years surrounded Miss Annie Laurie
has been dissolved, the young lady having been married in Cranbrook last week.
The gentleman who was so fortunate as
to win the hand of the young lady
about whom the balladist has written
"he'd lay me doun and dee," was Robert J. Laurie. The bride, contrary to
tradition, came from Chatham, Ont., and
there is nothing to show that she ever
lived at Maxwelton's braes or even in
that vicinity.—Nelson Economist.
"Were you surprised by the enemy?" asked the commanding officer in the Russian army.
"No," answered the subordinate.
"We were defeated. But we weren't
surprised.' '—Washington Post.
"I hear you kissed the wrong girl
in the dark last night."
"Nonsense! No girl can be a
wrong girl to kiss. It merely happened that I didn't kiss the girl I
had intended to kiss, that's all".''—
Philadelphia Press.
The eagle is a noble bird,
And wings its flight on high,
The pigeon is of lowlier mould,
But makes a better pie.
—Browning's Magazine.
Truth is the foundation of all
knowledge and the cement of all societies.—Blair.
Here Too.—"We have had some exceedingly instructive lessons on
street sprinkling this week. On one
day the dry winds so quickly and
completelv removed the moisture deposited by the cart that an almost
constant demand was made for the
reappearance of the vehicle on the
streets devoted to business. "—Midland Times.
Cut or Compliment?—"The presentation to J. W. Fraser by his old confreres nt Vancouver of a case of
cutlery marks the esteem in which
he is held."—Kootenay Mail.
 0       1
A New Explosive.—"If Princinal
Bruce and the fathers concerned
would give the youthful smokers a
tanning on being caught, cigarettes
would be an exploded joy. "—Rossland Evening World.
The Voice of the Optimist.—"The
banana weather has taken full possession of this district and the air
is as balmy as can be found beneath
the skies of Italy. Children are
happy, adults are content and vegetation is prolific in it's growth. Nowhere on the face of this glorious
earth can there be found a better
climate than that of the banana belt
of Southeast Kootenay. "—Cranbrook
A Brooklyn school teacher sends
some answers given by boys in her
class in a recent examination:—
"What are zones?"
"Zones are belts running around the
earth giving out heat as they run."
"What do we import from Italy?"
"Of what is the earth composed?' '
"Sand, water, air and human beans."
"What causes a fog?"
"The night before."
"Name two tilings we import from
Africa 1
"Ivory and ivory soap."—New York
I could never think well of a man's
intellectual or moral character, if he
was habitnnll" unfaithful to his appointments.—Emmons.
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tf>n Comedy of High Quality
—Talk of Well-Known
le neat little house programme is-
| to patrons of the Grand this week
J not by any means exaggerate in
■ducing   the   team of Tegge and
Tel as "presenting one of the great-
and best singing and talking acts
kudeville."   It is superlatively the
J that as yet has drifted this way,
[that is saying considerable.   It is
i Daniel who provides most of the
The sketch is written for her to
but it isn't the nonsense of the
| that makes the cross-fire of dia-
so excruciatingly amusing.   It is
I semi-serious,   convincing   method
pyed by the lady member of the
in impersonating the very literal
J natured fraulein.   There is brains
le work, mixed with a smile that
les   on,   and an infectiousness of
. humor that is  delightful.   Miss
kl is a finished artiste, which is a
[eyed phrase, but in this case not
Iplied.    She is worth seeing and
jig again and again.    Nor is the
| half of the sketch in any way in-
Not only does Will Tegge ably
(his end of the nonsense dialogue,
, is altogether built up around his
b to elucidate the    meaning   of
"—he proves himself possessed as
xif a very melodious bass voice,
pong That the Anvil Sings" being
jjd a piece of vocalization as one
[ in a vaudeville house anywhere.
next best feature of this week's
I. the Granu is the equilibrist De
ust from the East, who is really
llous in the nicety; of his balanc-
lon broom handles, bottles, chairs,
etc., his final feat being a pyra-
[ balance which leaves him way up
flies.   "The only Helena" proves
if a fair balladist and dancer,
rig effective gowns and changing
a rapidity that is amazing. The
ngtons do a comedy sketch en-
"Her First Husband," which per-
JJilly Bennington to do some clever
■sonation and much mouth twist-
Mabel Maitland is an average con-
n dancer; and Mike Scott from
n town shakes his feet nimbly in
clogs and reels. The illustrated
of the week is "She Sleeps by the
lee River," which is of the usual
I... of illustrated songs—semi-sen-
tally pathetic with numerous vivid-
iored pictures of a well kept ceme-
and a sad young man with his
clasped for'ard, gazing intently
...eat but not gaudy headstone. The
pal recipe for an illustrated song
have been noticed, demands a
....y picture or two. It is as es-
il as is salt in general cookery. The
for is not apparent, but it's the
Next week the Grand introduces
Is & Whalen, "the Bowery sweet-
is;" the Fishers, clever contortion-
Clause & Montez, song and dance
rettes; Leonhardt, the comedy
, Carl Raymond, in comedy
batic singing and dancing, introduc-
Arahian somersaults; Frederic Rob-
illustrated songs, and a new
i of moving pictures.
* « •
very enjoyable, clean and well-
sified programme is that which has
week been offered to patrons of
?etit Crystal theatre, Yates street,
ioneer house of the popular continu-
performance theatres, and one which
ally improves in the quality of its
(ngs.   A big feature of the present
's bill is the appearance of Wald-
the   world's   champion   roller
, whose performance on the wheel-
pots is truly astounding.   Mahoney
J| contribute a very clever comedy
Ih; Perry and Whiting are strong
Inew line of eccentric work; and the
Ires, including those of life-saving
ie coast of England, have a vivid
especial interest.   Next week there
be an entire change, and something
jularly interesting   and entertain-
I is altogether probable that before
the autumn months are here, Manager
Jamieson of the Grand will add to the
equipment of that house a first class
four-piece orchestra—piano, cornet,
clarinet and violin, this being rendered
possible by the generous and sustained patronage the public is extending.
Good orchestration goes very far toward making the efforts of vocalists effective and pleasurable to the audience,
and it is one thing Mr. Jamieson is most
particular with respect to.
* •   •
Kate Claxton's mother, Mrs. Josephine Cone—the daily newspaper
press has curiously confounded the
name with that of Mrs. Josephine
Cohan—died in the East three weeks
ago, at the ace of 89. Miss Claxton's
son committed suicide in New York
a week previous, and this undoubtedly had much to do with the taking off
of his grandmother, with whom he
had been a great favorite. Charles A.
Stevenson, leading man for Mrs.
Leslie Carter, is Miss Claxton's husband.
* *  •
Mary Elizabeth' Forbes, who was
first here as a statuesque beauty with
her uncle, James Neill, and subsequently starred in an off-shoot production of "Barbara Frietche," may
be leading woman with "The Virginian" when it comes here next season. She was a pretty woman rather
than a genius by an1' manner of
means when last here, but she may
have improved. The room was ample.
* *  *
Cheridah Simnson, who visited Victoria two years ago as the Junoesque
dream in tights who trespassed on
"King Dodo's" royal preserves, has
applied for a divorce from Jose Van
Denberg, described in the petition
as "a musical conductor," although
he was merely a second clarinet when
here last. Miss Simpson is now playing in Boston in "Woodland"—although she is of course like all the
rest of them "considering an offer to
go into vaudeville." Her plaint alleges that Van Denberg had a wife
when she married him, which sounds
like a joke. The lady probably means
that he had a wife before he married
her—that is Cheridah, not No. I—and
that the aforesaid first wife was still
in circulation.
* *   •
Through the combination of Klaw
& Erlanger and Stair & Havlin destroying the possibility of her independent routing, Mrs. Minnie Mad-
dern Fiske will be unable to tour next
season, and she will accordingly organize a stock company and keep to
New York, where she is sure to make
money with beautiful pertinacity,
and at the same time be among discriminating and appreciative friends.
Her season is to open in September
with a revival of Langdon Mitchell's
"Becky Sharp." She will also
resuscitate "Mary of Magdala," together with the Ibsen masterpieces,
"A Doll's House," "Monna -Van-
na," "wfldda Gabbler," and "Ros-
* 4      *
Charles Frohman has signed contracts with Mrs. Patrick Campbell for
a 26-weeks' tour in the larger cities
of America, to open in New York *m
October 3. Although English folk
proudly claim Mrs. Pat. as their national feminine genius of the drama,
they fail to reward her talent with
the same opulent "atronage given by
Americans, who do not understand
her temperament, her methods, or her
genius nearly so well, although many
of them are quite prepared to pay
because Mrs. Pat. is IT in England.
* »   »
There is fierce litio-ation in prowess
as to the ownership of the title of
"Hello Bill." Those who saw the
so-called farce when it visited this
province would have imagined that
anyone responsible for any part of
it would have been delighted to avoid
the onus of responsibility.
* .   »
The success of the past season en-
-""rages J. H. Stoddard to try again
next year with "Beside the Bonnie
Brier Bush." There is some talk of
Reuben Fax leaving to do some starring on his own account, but as this
would practically ruin the artistic
balance of the niece, it will probably
be otherwise arranged.
* •  »
Actors' salaries all through the
East are down to a low ebb. as a natural consenuence of the past season's unprecedented depression. Onlv
the way-"" "«™1e are able to ask the
usual figures and get them—if they
nre lucky.
* *  »
Edward J. Connolly, who was here
a couple of seasons ago, featured in
"The Belle of New York." is more than
making good with "Cupid & Co." Not
so many years ago Connolly was doing
a very modest vaudeville stunt, and his
wife was  featured by an  enterprising
Western manager as a star "female impersonator."
Chicagoans are determined th'at the
reconverted Iroquois shall never
again be used for theatrical purposes,
although it has been made as safe as
safe can be. The objections are purely, but perhaps properly, sentimental.
* *   *
Ralph Stuart is looking for a London opening for his "By Right of
Sword," which, it will be remembered, was first of all approved by the
Seattle dog.
* •   *
Mr. and Mrs. James Neill and their
company open a summer engagement
at the Grand opera house, San Francisco, on the 3rd July, while continuing their dramatic school there.
* »   *
The Saskatchewan Valley Land
Co., of -"hich J. A. McRae is secretary, contemplates the erection of a
handsome new opera house in Winnipeg.
* *   •
Within two weeks from the date upon which Rose Coghlan secured her
divorce from John Taylor Sullivan, the
latter died.   It is not knbwn whether
joy or sorrow proved fatal.
* *   *
Sig. Liberati, well known in local
musical circles, was recently injured
in an automobile collision in Kansas
City. His bubble wagon struck a street
* *   *
Florenz Ziegfeld has an $80,000 production of "Mile. Napoleon," which he
is willing to exchange for gasoline for
his auto.   Rockafeller please write.
The wife of the British Colonial Secretary has written a play of the Laura
Jean Libbey stripe called "Warp and
Woof" for Mrs. Pat. Campbell.
■ William A. Brady is suing Aubrey
Boucicault for $60,000 damages for
breach of contract.   It is a safe gamble
that Brady will never see the money.
* •   •
1 Mabel Hite, the tough girl specialist
with "The Chaperons," is to play leading roles in musical comedies under
Frank L. Perley.
Charlotte Tittel is the latest to break
into the Ibsen drama. She will also
take a few falls out of Sudermann and
* a       *
Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon
are to have a German military play
called "Taps" for next season.
* *   *
Dun'' Sullv will "lav a return to
the Coast next season,   using   his
former, vehicle, "The Chief Justice."
* *  *
Harry Corson Clarke is in Kansas
with   His Absent Boy."
* *   *
Oza Waldrop is ill at her home in
San Francisco.
«     *     *
Ta Kilties band goes to London next
* *  »
Al G. Field's minstrels closed last
week at Columbus, 0.
* $     «
Clement Scott, the well known London dramatic critic, is dead.
* *   *
Cranbrook is talking opera house.
The poet laureate, Alfred Austin,
has just engineered a little ruse on
a London theatre manager, the result
of which will be that playwers will
have an onportunity soon of seeing
the nroduction of a new comedy written by Mr. Alfred Austin. Every
day a number of plays are sent to
the Garrack theatre to be read.
Among a recent bundle Arthur Bonr-
chier's official reader came across a
comedietta entitled "A Lesson in
Harmonr." There was no indication
as to the identity of the author, but
a condition attached to its production. "Should this little piece be
accepted, the author makes it a condition that Mr. Bourchier will himself play the Dart," said the anonymous playwright. The reader showed
the play to Mr. Bourchier, who wrote
to the address given on the front
page, requesting the anonymous
author to call upon him. At the appointed hour Mr. Bourchier was astonished to find his new author no
less a personage than the poet laureate. "A Lesson in Harmony" is
now in active rehearsal. It will be
produced in front of "The Fairy's
Dilemma." with Miss Jessie Bate-
man ns the heroine, and the condition will be lovnllv adhered to. for
Mr. Binrcliier will himself take the
"art nssioned to him.
Invested bv Epidemic—"The
June weddinf fever has seriously attacked the Miner office. "—Rossland
Holness had his hour of triumph last
Saturday, when he shut out the crack
Everett ball team in the game out at
Oak Bay. The score was 8 to nil, and
play in the field was good on both
sides. Holness struck out fifteen.
*     *     *
"Progress" regrets that the receipt of
programme cards and entry forms after
last Saturday's paper had gone to press
made it impossible for any assistance
this journal could have given the Vancouver Jockey club in publicity to have
been extended. The races take place
on the ist and 2nd, and will no doubt
be, as usual with meetings of this club,
high grade in every respect.
—Bridge Opening Postponed:
At the request of the Provincial
Government, the formal opening of
the trans-Fraser bridge at New Westminster has been postponed from
July 23rd to August 1st. The event
will be celebrated as has been no
other epoch in the Royal City's .history.
—Apt Pupils:
If there is one feature of civilization whose principles the noble Si-
wash has imbibed and applied to the
limit, it is the strike. The Siwash
is not a compromiser, however. He
says what he will have to be paid if
he works, and he does not come down.
If his strike terms are not accepted,
he gets into his canoe and goes home.
He is independent, and knows it. The
Skeena Indians still hold out.
—Another Enterprise:
The Victoria Creamery Association is
preparing a large consignment of butter
for the Dawson market. This choice
product is put up in 2-lb. cans made airtight with brine. The creamery is making 2i,ooo lbs. per month, the cream
for which comes from as far away as
Mayne Island on one side and Met-
chosin on the other. Though the quantity made is so large, there is a ready
sale for all of it, mostly in the local
—Off To Winnipeg:
The numerous friends of Harry Boyd,
commercial ambassador and trade minister plenipotentiary who has a reputation second to none in the West for
business energy and hustle, regret his departure for Winnipeg, last
Tuesday. His stay was somewhat more
extended than usual on this occasion, a
f;.ct extremely gratifying to those who
have the pleasure of his acquaintance,
for when not engrossed in business duties there is no more genial or entertaining knight of the grip travelling the
western route.
—World's Fair Travels:
Mr. F. J. Shepnerd returned a few
days ago from Seattle, where he was
commissioned to complete transportation arrangements for the twenty-four
men who will represent the Fifth Regiment band en tour. About the best the
band can do is the regular fare that
would be paid by inaividual travelers.
Travel to St. Louis is so heavy that the
railroads are taxed to accommodate it,
and accordingly there is not the same
concession to parties that otherwise
would be in evidence.
-Old Men's Home:
Mrs. William Davis, of Nelson, who
made a name for herself on the dramatic stage as Myee, is in the city for
a short visit, and has offered to get up
an entertatinment to raise funds for the
purchase of a site for a new home for
the Old Men. Her offer was made to
the Mayor, and she stipulated that the
entertainment should be in charge of
a committee to be named by the Mayor,
and that the gross receipts shall be
handed over to the city for the purpose
named, that is to say that all the expenses of the entertainment shall be met
in some other way than by drawing upon the receipts. The Mayor has the proposal before him for consideration.
"Progress" would like to say that it is
high time that something was done to
provide the Old Men with a.home somewhere else than in the cemetery. The
present location of tne building is a
source of wonder to all visitors, although custom has perhaps rendered
our own people somewhat oblivious to
the grotesque sadness of it.
Bugs Tremble.-" W. H. Danby,
our Rossland naturalist, is taking his
vacation. There is considerable perturbation on among the denizens of
Bugdom."—Rossland Evening World.
*   *   *
The Immortal John.—"John Bun-
yon, the -eninl undertaker, is thinking of decorating his cypress cerements with the matrimonial rite so
ns to be in the fashion of June weddings."—Rossland Evening World.
What I most value next to eternity
is time.—Mad. Swctchine.
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riatinees 10c. all over.
Management of
WEEK OF   JULY   4th
Fields & Whalen
"The Bowery Sweethearts"
The Fishers
Clause and Montez
Song and Dance Soubrettes
Comedy Juggler
Carl Raymond
Comedy Acrobatic Singer
and Dancer
Frederic Raymond
In Illustrated Songs
New Moving Pictures
Johnson Street
Co where the crowd goes
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Midsummer Sports
Victorians to-morrow will have an opportunity of drawing comparisons between Victoria and Vancouver's crack
amateur nine, reputedly the strongest
playing aggregation on the British Columbia Mainland in this or any previous
year. This is an extra attraction in the
season's scheme, Bellingham (which was
to have met the locals to-day and tomorrow) having disbanded temporarily,
in order that a new club may be organized that will be a strong factor in the
Puget Sound league. There was a
strong desire on the part of Everett to
secure a return match with Victoria
during the Canadian holidays this week,
but it was thought best to try the nine
against a newer and stronger combina
Hartley, 2 b.; Pero, 3 b.; Yeandel, s.s.;
Miller, cf.; Mole, 1. i; Allan, spare.
The Victoria line-up will be the same as
in their last engagement.
The Bays are beginning to put the
finishing touches upon their preparations for tne big international championship regatta at Portland, now near
at hand. In but one event on the programme will the Victoria colors go
unrepresented, this being the junior
single sculls in which it was thought
possible that W. W. Wilson would be
a candidate.    He finds,  however, that
____  he will be fully occupied in  stroking
the" best  ever held  in  the Pacific   the senior  four> and will not attempt
All arrangements for the Northwest
international yachting regatta are now
in full swing and the officers and members of the Victoria Yacht Club are
working like Trojans to make the meeting
the task of contesting the singles as
well. Besides, there is but one shell
available, and it is adjusted for Des-
Brisay and it is not so easy a matter
to find another man to fit it. The latest
report from Portland is to the effect
that Gloss will not challenge DesBrisay
for the senior sculls, being at present
out of the rowing game. Whether this
I be so or not remains to be disclosed; it
Northwest; and present indications lead
one to suppose it will indeed be a banner turnout by modern yachts. Unfortunately owing to a long standing engagement with Vancouver His Majesty's North Pacific fleet will be attending
tion—hence the taking on of the Van- ! the celebration at that city, but it is
couver Athletics. On Monday and j likely some of the snips may return be-
Tuesday Victoria goes to the Sound, | fore the fourth (the international race),
fc meet Sedro-Woolley on that team's | As an offset to this loss the Vancou-
ground. Great interest is felt in this J ver yachtsmen intend to come down in is t0 be hoPed 'lt is in err°r» for many
meeting of the two league leaders, and j full force to help Victoria in turning are counting upon a battle royal when
betting is very evenly divided as to j out a good fleet of British boats and he and DesBrisay again come together.
which will again lead for the season's among their number will be several old I Vancouver would seem to be devoting
honors and pennant. The managers of friends at one time belonging to this : particular attention to the junior four,
the Vancouver bunch believe that they city. Seattle and other American yacht i witn confidence that they will be win-
have the strongest amateur nine on the clubs promise many boats, especially in ne.rSr ^ tri's prove the case, the Ter-
Coast, although they may be disabused the larger classes and a doubt arises mmal four wiI1 assuredly be the best
of this idea when they meet Victoria whether the harbor here inside- of Sehl's j quartette yet seen in a championship
Saturday. They have played three Point will accommodate all. It will ! race> for Victoria's four is able to make
games this season, winning all, and are be a pretty sight to see a forest of spars tnem £° a bit.
thereby leaders in the Mainland inter-   and  white  hulls  gaily  decorated  with] *     *     *
city  league;   Pero,   Ballantyne,   Miller,   bunting  resting  peacefully  in  the  bay !    A breeze like last Sunday's and the
and  Woods  of the    old    professional   at the foot of the Parliament buildings j yachting regatta will be about the best
team are playing with the Vancouvers,  and those with cameras should not miss   thing ever,
and they are reputed strong both in the  the opportunity of obtaining pictures of j *     *     *
field and in sticking having the good  the fleet taking part in the international I    Mr. B. H. Tyrwhitt-Drake has a very
fortune to hold some of the strongest  races for the first time in British waters. 1 likely candidate among the entries for
batters on the Coast.   Their line-up for  Some very handsome cups and other: the races of the Vancouver Jockey Club
the match at Oak Bay to-morrow will  prizes have been purchased and can be  to-day and to-morrow.
be. as follows: Macl&jd, c.; Neilson and seen on view at T. N. Hibben & Co.'s < •  *  «
O'Brien, p. and r.  f.; Watson,  1 b.;  on Government street. !    Other sporting matters on page 2.
Excellent as is the above half-tone reproduction of the present dressing of the West End Grocery Co.'s window,
it signally fails to do full justice to the taste and effectiveness of the dressing or the magnificient trophy which is the
central and most conspicuous feature. The artistic element—novelty—up-to-dateness are three qualities entering
largely into the window displays at this establishment, which—like the excellent goods and right prices within—has long
since come to demand the attention of the public. The window as shown herewith was dressed by Mr. Bishop, the
energetic manager, the trophy being the celebrated "Buchanan Cup"—the handsomest ever offered for competition
on the Pacific Coast. It stands four feet in height and is of solid silver, the engraving being of the highest workmanship of the silversmith and not to be duplicated anywhere in the world. The trophy is valued at £100 and fully
worth the money. Immediately behind the trophy appear the photographic portraits of the Big Four, and individual
members of the crew, with crossed oars, the club colors, and other emblems of the sport and club—while all about
are samples of Ihe famous Buchanan blends. The cup is presented to the North Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen, which includes this city as well as Vancouver, Nelson and Portland, and is to be known as the "Buchanan Perpetual
Trophy." It can only be held for the term of one year by the winning crew, after which it must be competed for
again at the annual regatta. Rowing is a sport in which Messrs. Buchanan & Co. are very much interested, as shown
by their numerous presents in many parts of the world. .,iessrs. Buchanan & Co. arc the distillers of the famous
"Black and White" Scotch whiskey, suplied the Imperial House of Commons, and Radiger & Janion, their Victoria
agents, are to be congratulated on securing such a magniheent prize for so beneficial a sport. The Bays are making
every effort to secure the trophy, and Victorians all join in wishing them every success.
What we handle for your pets (in bulk) viz.,
Also a full line of CANARY, MILLET, HEMP, C*Aa/I«
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
and Lawn Tennis
Goods al
We have the Largest and  Best Assorted   Stock  of Fishing
Tackle in the city to seject from.
Agents for J. and J. Taylor's Safes and Vault Doors.
Agents for Spaulding Bros' Base Ball and Athletic Supplies.
The acme of out of door enjoyment
belongs to those with
Used exclusively at the World's Fair.
Handsome, Odorless, Noiseless, Inexpensive
Economical, F.eliable.
R. Hutchison, <%?$$ Victoria
Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
SeHAPER & REID, Merchant Tailor*.
Cor. Broad and Trounce ave., opp. Colonist Office.
We rent tents cheaper than ever; new and second-hand. We
have a large assortment of tents, bags and covers—all grades,
sizes and prices, at the largest and best equipped sail loft and
tent factory in the city.    Established twenty-two years.
12S GOVERNMT ST., Up-stairs
P. JEUNE & BROS., Proprietors,
Practical Sail end Tent Makers, Victoria, B.C.
Homes In The West
3 Beautiful Sites on Victoria Arm.
Also a delightful home with
deep water frontage.
Sketching; Lessons.
is commencing a course of Lessons on Fersp
tive in Sketching from Nature. All inforn
tion at Studio, Balmoral Block. Lessons a
classes daily for all branches of Art work.
2 Lots Esquimau Road $375
1 Lot Old Esquimau   oad $225
2 Lots Cath rine Street $725
1 Lot Admiral's Road $100
(TermajEasy) 4* f°rt   S
Malt Extract
Lime Juice
Two Summer Necessaries
Central Drug Store,
Douglas and Yates Sts.
Telephone 201.
Dominion Governmer
City Auction Mar
58 Broad Street.
Hart Sales Every Tuesday, 2 p. m.
PHONE 703.
Victoria Amateurs
Vancouver Athletics
Established 1858.
A. W. "Bridgmai
Real Estate, Financial a
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance 1
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St.
Paul's Cleaning
and Pressing  Won
165^ Douglas St.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothes Cleat
and Pressed Equrl to New.
Phone 1012,


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